For the second day in a row, we have quite a few injury updates that need to be considered when drafting. Not only will we look at the important player news from today, but we’ll handicap how it might impact the fantasy impact of those players.
We are yet another day closer to the NFL season, and the news keeps rolling in.
- We’ll start with a big payday as the Saints and star wideout Michael Thomas agreed to a five-year, $100 million extension that will keep him in New Orleans until 2024, per Adam Schefter. Whether Drew Brees will still be throwing the three-year vet the ball then remains to be seen, but for now, rest assured at least that that connection remains intact for the upcoming regular season.
Another day, another training camp round-up. Every team has at least had its rookies report to camp save for Dallas and San Francisco and news abounds. Let’s get right to it.
- Melvin Gordon stayed true to his word and didn’t show up to camp. He wants a new contract, and the two sides are reportedly far apart in negotiations. Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson will take first-team reps in the 26-year-old’s absence and would be the main beneficiaries if he were to get traded or if this becomes Le’Veon Bell, pt. deux.
- Washington’s Derrius Guice has been cleared for full participation in practice according to John Keim of ESPN. The 2018 second-round pick is expected to share carries evenly with Adrian Peterson to begin the season and has feature-back potential if he can stay healthy in his first year back from an ACL tear.
Scheme and Metrics- we’ll take a look at each of the 32 teams and look at a combination of offensive scheme/philosophy and some player metrics to give us something else to think about when drafting our fantasy squads this summer. In this edition, we’ll look at the Baltimore Ravens.
The Ravens offense finds itself in a major state of transition between new players and the first full training camp with Lamar Jackson running the offense. Here’s what I’m looking at: