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Sunday, August 21, 2016

FANTASY FOOTBALL PRESEASON WEEK 2 WRAPUP: SATURDAY

-It was a disastrous night all the way around in the Denver Broncos QB competition.  First Trevor Siemian completed 10-of-14 passes for 75 yards and a pick-six interception.  Then Mark Sanchez came on and completed 10-of-17 throws for 120 yards and two lost fumbles.  Those who own Demaryuis Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders needs to be very concerned.

-Perhaps the only Broncos pass receiver that you should target in drafts is tight end Virgil Green who is becoming a big safety valve for Siemian and Sanchez.  Green caught four passes for 57 yards Saturday night and for the preseason has grabbed 7 balls for 83 yards.  Safety outlet tight ends can be quite profitable in fantasy football as we saw with Delanie Walker and his career-year with rookie QB Marcus Mariota in 2015.  While we wouldn't reach for the moon when it comes to Green, his stock if pointing upward.

-Josh Ferguson has ceded the backup running back spot in Indianapolis behind veteran Frank Gore to Robert Turbin.  Ferguson was a bit of curiosity behind Gore since the latter is way up there in age but that has gone by the wayside.  Also it appears as though Gore will once again be the workhorse back for the Colts which means hs is likely to start strong as usual but finish with a whimper due to his age. 

-The Houston Texans might have found a running mate for star wideout DeAndre Hopkins as roookie wideout Will Fuller caught four balls for 73 yards and a touchdown Saturday night.  Fuller is moving up cheat sheets as a result of this outing and his development would also boost Hopkins who will get less coverage if his new teammate develops. 

-San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde is the clear workhorse back for the team going into 2016 and that was more apparent Saturday when he rushed for 28 yards and a score on six carries as he played almost every down with the first team.  Hyde has had major issues staying healthy though and he doesn't catch the football which means he is very shaky in PPR formats. 

-Michael Thomas caught just one pass for five yards Saturday night for the New Orleans Saints but the rookie still has a nice opportunity as a receiver in the Sean Payton-led offense.  Leave Thomas as a very late round pick however as he doesn't look as impactful as guys like Sterling Shepard and Fuller. 


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