Saturday, August 20, 2016


Some news and notes from around the world of fantasy football as Week 2 in the preseason continued. 

-Arizona Cardinals wideout Larry Fitzgerald sat out the team's game on Friday with what head coach Bruce Arians called an MCL sprain in his knee.  Arians didn't suggest it was anything serious but at Fitzgerald's advanced age, he likely will be held out of games until Week 1.  As far as Fitzgerald's value is concerned, don't count on him matching his lofty reception total from 2015 as John Brown and Michael Floyd become biggers parts of the offense.

-The other big injury news on Friday was Washington Redskins running back Matt Jones suffering a slight separation in the AC joint in his shoulder.  Head coach Jay Gruden suggested the worst case scenario was avoided and that Jones should be fine for Week 1.  While Jones has been hit or miss going back to his 2015 rookie season, he stands the best chance among the Redskins backs for the leading the team in rushing. 

-Bryce Petty opened eyes for the New York Jets Friday night as he completed 16-of-26 passes for 242 yards and 2 scores as he followed up ineffective performances by Ryan Fitzpatrick and Geno Smith.  Obviously Petty won't be the starter for the Jets but his solid performance and the no-show of rookie Christian Hackenburg makes this an interesting QB setup for the team.

-How about the preseason performance of rookie Dallas Cowbous QB Dak Prescott?  On the heels of his two passing touchdowns in Week 1 of the preseason, Prescott went wild Friday night as he completed 12-of-15 throws for 199 yards and two more scores.  Better yet, Prescott also rushed for two touchdowns which brings his preseason total scores to a monstrous six.  The Cowboys clearly have no need to go out and pick up a veteran backup for Tony Romo and it makes those who invested in Dez Bryant and Jason Witten feel better about their prospects if the latter gets injured.

-Kenny Stills flashed his usual big-play ability on Friday as he caught 3 passes for 71 yards and two scores for the Miami Dolphins against the Dallas Cowboys.  Still is quite hit-or-miss with his numbers during his young career which makes him only for standard setup usage.


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