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Saturday, August 15, 2015

FANTASY FOOTBALL PRESEASON WRAPUP: FRIDAY

-Julio Jones and Matt Ryan already looked in prime form based on their only series Friday night.  Jones caught four Ryan passes for 61 yards and a touchdown as the Tennessee Titans first unit defense was shredded completely.  It is easy to see how dominant a WR 1 Jones is and the only thing that could hold him back from top five receiver numbers is more injuries.  Ryan meanwhile is once again a quite affordable top 5-7 fantasy football QB this season. 

-Rashad Jennings got the start for the New York Giants Friday night as he rushed for 14 yards on two carries while also catching two balls for one yard.  Despite getting the start, Jennings was taken out on third down's for Shane Vereen and Andre Williams also rotated in as well.  This looks like a complete mess in trying to figure out how the carries will go in the Giants backfield as Jennings should get the most work but Vereen will likely lead in catches and Williams in scores.  You really don't want to bother with this if you can help it.

-Marcus Mariota was very impressive in his pro debut, completing 7 of 8 passes for 94 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT.  Mariota looked very poised and comfortable in the pocket and was decisive with his throws.  Still he remains a backup QB option in all formats. 

-Just a minor ankle injury took out Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson Friday night.  All involved say he could return to practice as soon as Sunday and that the move was precautionary.  Montee Ball came on in relief and looks to be the clear backup.  Anderson is a guy who is drawing some opposing viewpoints this season in terms of how good he can really be.  The rushing average fell sharply the last four weeks of 2015 but he was also a big red zone guy.  Second round sounds right. 

 

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