Sunday, August 30, 2015


-Heading into the 2015 fantasy football season, Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill was the best bet among all upstart passers to make the leap to fantasy football superstardom.  Entering into his fourth season and coming off a 27-TD campaign in 2014, Tannehill is now surrounded by a decent array of offensive weapons for the first time in his career.  He showed his immense potential Saturday night in completing 15-of-19 passes for 145 yards and a touchdown, with five completions going to PPR fiend Jarvis Landry.  Tannehill could be the best value play among all quarterbacks in fantasy football this season and Landry could be an immense PPR weapon among wideouts as well.  This should be fun. 

-It was not such a good night for Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins who will now start Week 1 for the team in place of the concussed Robert Griffin III.  Cousins completed a solid 20-of-27 passes for 190 yards and one score but he also tossed an ugly interception.  He also nearly threw a second pick and fumbled.  Clearly Cousins has some work to do before he can be depended on but in fantasy football terms he has no value. 

-Duke Johnson was trending earlier in the day when a report came out that he would be the main ballcarrier for the Cleveland Browns this season.  The rookie out of Miami was a big focus of attention for those who take part in fantasy football Saturday as Johnson made his first start after missing the first two contests with a hamstring injury.  It was not much of a debut as Johnson suffered a concussion early in the game and didn't return.  With Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell nothing to write home about, the opportunity is still golden for the PPR-appealing Johnson but the concussion interrupts things until further notice. 

-The Green Bay Packers dodged a major bullet Saturday when it was learned that WR Randall Cobb's shoulder injury was not considered serious.  Just a week after Jordy Nelson was lost for the season with a ripped up ACL, the Pack in no way could stomach another loss of a second top wideout.  Cobb is now expected to be ready for Week 1, with Davante Adam starting opposing him.

-Tre Mason admitted he is dealing with a "minor" hamstring injury that will keep him out of the preseason final next Thursday.  Still Mason is expected to be ready for Week 1 and he has interesting value in all formats given the slow pace of rookie Tood Gurley's return from a torn ACL.  Gurley may not suit up until midseason and even then will split work with Mason. 

-Colin Kaepernick was pretty awful Saturday as he completed only 2-of-5 passes for 13 yards, while running for 53 yards on 3 carries.  We were well ahead of the curve in pounding on Kapernick as a horrible passer and a potential major bust in fantasy football going into 2013 and he has lived up to our assessment over the last two years for sure.  Avoid Kaepenick if you can in all formats. 


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