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Friday, July 31, 2015

FANTASY FOOTBALL TRAINING CAMP REPORT: TYLER EIFERT LOOKING LIKE A NICE SLEEPER CANDIDATE FOR CINCY

Another day at NFL training camps brings another rounds of fantasy football news items worth talking about.

-Cincinnati Bengals third-year tight end Tyler Eifert declared himself 100 percent healthy Thursday and also said he was ready to become a main target in the team's passing offense that coordinator Hue Jackson said will air it out more.  The Notre Dame product missed virtually all of 2014 with an elbow injury suffered in Week 1 but the Bengals cleared the decks for Eifert heading into the season by letting Jermaine Gresham walk.  Eifert was lauded for his receiving skills when he came out of Notre Dame and he looks like a very nice sleeper candidate this season to go along with Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Jordan Cameron. 

-Breshaud Perriman was running with the first-team unit Thursday for the Baltimore Ravens and the rookie has the inside track to a starting wide receiver spot opposite veteran Steve Smith.  Perriman was a guy the Ravens had to have in the draft and they picked him in the first round to be a main cog in the offense right out of the gate.  We all saw how many rookie wide receivers carries immense fantasy football value a year ago and Perriman should have a clear chance to be part of the newest wave there.  Use a late round pick on the kid.

-Things continue to be very muddled in the Cleveland Browns backfield as Terrance West got first team reps Thursday, followed by Isaiah Crowell.  Rookie Duke Johnson has been the talk of the offseason amid reports he could literally run with the starting job.  We won't go that far however and ultimately think Crowell will get the goal-line work which will make him the only guy worth owning here.  The biggest running back mess in the NFL easy. 

-Darren McFadden is already sitting out as he was put on the PUP list by the Dallas Cowboys.  McFadden is hobbled by a hamstring injury which is allowed James Randle to continue getting the main work out of the backfield.  Randle got an endorsement from Jerry Jones on Wednesday and with McFadden already hurt, the former is the one to own as far as Dallas runners are concerned. 

-Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt has already come out and stated that rookie QB Marcus Mariota will be under center Week 1.  This was already assumed and Mariota, while he has some major upside, is nothing but a backup play in fantasy football 2015 right out of the gate. 

 

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