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Saturday, August 2, 2014

FANTASY FOOTBALL STOCK UP/STOCK DOWN: LAMAR MILLER A SLEEPER AGAIN

STOCK UP

Lamar Miller:  A year ago Lamar Miller was a prime fantasy football sleeper who had shown some Giovani Bernard-like ability to help both in the run and passing game.  However Miller was never given a decent chance as the coaching stuff stubbornly overused the woeful Daniel Thomas.  It seemed like Miller was never going to get his chance after the team signed Knowshon Moreno to a free agent deal coming off the fifth-best season for a running back in fantasy football.  Well Moreno showed up to mini-camp out of shape and than had to undergo yet another knee procedure which has him doing next to nothing this summer.  Miller meanwhile has been the talk of camp as he once again falls into the sleeper profile, especially in PPR formats.  Give him one more shot.

Marshawn Lynch:  Now back in camp after a mini-holdout, Lynch is back in late first round territory in standard leagues and early second round in PPR formats.  The Seahawks are determined to lessen the aging Lynch's insane workload this season which is a concern but Beast Mode will get all of the touchdown opportunities and should still be a lock for at least 1,100 yards.

STOCK DOWN

Pierre Thomas:  It was thought that with Darren Sproles out of town, the underrated PPR weapon Pierre Thomas would see a spike in overall production.  However Sean Payton plans on using the three-headed monster attack of Thomas, Mark Ingram, and Khiry Robinson this season which hurts all three members' value.  Thomas led all running backs in receptions though so he remains a borderline RB 2 in PPR formats and a clear bench guy in standard. 

Arian Foster:  Foster was mildly intriguing to me coming into camp due to the fact he is still only 27 and is the clear bell cow back in the Houston backfield.  However true to camp form for Foster, he is hurt again and once again it is his hamstring.  Bill O'Brien is not saying much but already Foster is scaring the daylights out of prospective owners.

 

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