Articles by Juan Carlos Blanco

A listing of all the articles written by Juan Carlos Blanco for the RotoWire Blog.

Saturday Preseason Blog: Looking Back at Cutdown Day

Saturday was the most dreaded day of the summer for many players, as well as an intriguing one for fantasy aficionados everywhere. The initial versions of teams’ 53-man rosters were set, leading, as customary, to some surprise cuts and a reshuffling of depth charts. Additionally, there was major news on the quarterback injury front Saturday, with those developments bringing some long-awaited positive news. Without further ado, let’s dive in to the multitude of relevant happenings around the NFL on a busy day:

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Saturday’s Preseason Blog: Regular-Season Dress Rehearsals Abound

Although the focus of many was on the boxing world Saturday night, fantasy football diehards were likely to still have one eye on the all-important “dress rehearsal” weekend around the NFL. Saturday offered a solid nine-game slate that featured extended action for first-team units. As customary at this point in the summer, some job battles also gained greater clarity, while multiple stars made their first and only appearances of the exhibition slate. Without further ado, let’s take a look at some notable highlights from the majority of Saturday’s contests:

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Saturday Preseason Blog: Starting Quarterbacks Shine

Saturday brought a robust slate of preseason action, as most teams allowed their first-team units a longer leash in terms of playing time. While the second preseason game still typically pales in comparison to the third contest– which is typically termed the regular-season “dress rehearsal” — in terms of the snaps afforded projected starters, there is often at least a quarter of action for some of the bigger names. In a few cases Saturday, some of that actually extended to a full half of play, as several clubs look to build rapport between quarterbacks and new pass-catching options, for example.

Without further ado, let’s dive in to a few highlights for each club in terms of notable performers:

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Saturday Training Camp/Preseason Notes:

After a couple of weeks of putting a hurting on fellow teammates in ardous camp practices, the full roll-out of preseason over the last several days was reason for celebration across the league. Saturday saw a modest three games unfold, mirroring Friday’s slate. As usual, there was also a handful of news happening across camps. Without further ado, let’s catch up on the latest from both practices and game action in the last 48 hours:

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Saturday Training Camp Notes: Quarterbacks in the Spotlight

Saturday brought another robustly-attended round of camp practices around the league, with some clubs taking the opportunity to conduct their annual training camp scrimmages in front of enthusiastic crowds. One such session served to shed some light on a hotly-contested quarterback job, while another highlighted what could soon be confirmed as a prominent vacancy at the position. Without further ado, let’s take a glance at the most pertinent happenings from around the league Saturday:

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Saturday Training Camp Notes: Notable Returns at the Quarterback Position


Saturday marked the kickoff of the first full training camp weekend around the NFL, which typically means robust and raucous crowds that have been pining throughout the offseason to get a look at their favorite team. In turn, the electric atmosphere often gives players that extra bit of oomph to get through the humidity and tediousness of practice.

Accordingly, there were certainly some noteworthy efforts around the league Saturday, as well as developments on the injury front and the final 2017 first-round signing. Without further ado, let’s break down what made headlines around training camps in the past 24 hours:

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NFL Draft Day 2: Mining for Fantasy Gold in Rounds 2-3

While Day 2 of the NFL Draft doesn’t carry the pomp and circumstance of Day 1, there never seems to be any shortage of talent. A big part of that is the inevitable slide of a few first-round worthy players that seemingly occurs each year for a variety of reasons, and 2017 had two particularly prominent cases in the form of running backs Dalvin Cook and Joe Mixon. Besides those recognizable names, there were several other college standouts that were snapped up Friday night, so let’s dive in and look at some that could potentially accrue fantasy relevance in the coming season:

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