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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

2017 FANTASY FOOTBALL STOCK WATCH: FEARS ODELL COULD MISS GAMES

Another edition of Fantasy Football Stock Watch is on tap where we take a look at who is moving up in value and who is moving down.

MOVING UP

Chris Carson:  Already the darling of Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and running with the 1's despite being a seventh-round rookie, the team's crowded backfield got a bit less congested when it was learned pass-catching back C.J. Prosise has a potentially serious groin injury.  Carson is already a capable of receiver and with Eddie Lacy performing terribly, a shot at the starting role is still in play with the all-important third preseason game on tap.

DeShon Kizer:  It seems like the starting QB job will be handed to the rookie from Notre Dame bu the Cleveland Browns coaching staff unless he falls flat on his face in a starting spot in the third preseason game.  Kizer has the cannon arm to make WR Kenny Britt much more of a weapon and so Britt should see his fantasy football stock shoot up as well.

MOVING DOWN

Odell Beckham Jr.:  Speculation has already begun regarding whether or not New York Giants ace wideout Odell Beckham Jr. will be able to go Week 1 versus the Dallas Cowboys due to the ankle injury he suffered this past Monday night on a vicious open field hit.  While there has been no talk of a high ankle sprain which is usually a 4-6 weeks injury, Beckham was said to be quite sore on Tuesday and Wednesday from the injury.  If he were to miss games, Sterling Shepard would be a must start in all fantasy football leagues.

Bilal Powell:  The return to practice for New York Jets running back Matt Forte removes the possibility Bilal Powell would be the bellcow back for Week 1 for the team.  While the Jets are expected to be beyond brutal this season, those in PPR should be fully in on Powell due to the fact there should be a ton of dump-off passes as the team tries to throw their way back from big deficits in the second half of games this season.  Forte's return though means a possible 50/50 split in work would hurt both guys.

Jack Doyle, Donte Moncrief, T.Y. Hilton:  Talk that Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck may miss beyond Week 1 will no nothing but destroy the fantasy football values of all three of these pass receivers.  This was always the risk going into fantasy football drafts as Luck's status has beem murky for awhile and so you should have known better anyway.


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