2012 Fantasy Football Offseason Stock - Week of July 16
Drew Brees, QB, Saints
Drew Brees' holdout is over. He signed a long-term deal with the Saints, so there will be no monetary distraction.
Matt Forte, RB, Bears
Matt Forte's holdout is over. He signed a long-term deal with the Bears, so there will be no monetary distraction.
Alex Green, RB, Packers
Alex Green is one of my favorite late-round sleepers. He's coming off a torn ACL, but that happened early enough in 2011 that it now appears that he'll be ready to play in the preseason. He was cutting in a practice a couple of weeks ago. Assuming he has no setbacks, he'll be ready to take over for James Starks if the injury-prone runner suffers another malady.
Brandon Lloyd, WR, Patriots
Brandon Lloyd and Tom Brady have reportedly really clicked during OTAs. This should hardly be a surprise because Lloyd had his best seasons under offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. With Wes Welker holding out, Lloyd could have a monster 2012 campaign.
Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seahawks
Marshawn Lynch, as expected, is letting this new-found money go to his head. Lynch was arrested for a DUI Tuesday morning. This is not his first off-the-field incident, so he could be suspended. Either way, he should be avoided, as he will undoubtedly be fat and happy because of his new contract.
Doug Martin, RB, Buccaneers
Doug Martin gets a stock up because he's drawn rave reviews from the coaching staff for his ability to pick up the blitz. This is extremely important, given that LeGarrette Blount struggled in this area. Martin should be on the field more often than Blount.
Santana Moss, WR, Redskins
Santana Moss has looked terrific at OTAs. He had a down year in 2011, but only because he was nursing a hand injury. He's now fully healthy and will be catching passes from a highly talented quarterback for the first time in his career. Moss should have a big season.
Ray Rice, RB, Ravens
Ray Rice's holdout is over. He signed a long-term deal with the Ravens, so there will be no monetary distraction.
@Drunk Ass Jerry To your points.... M. Hyatt is excellent but lacks the size many feel needed for OT and see him as a OG in the NFL... Safety is still a need for the Bucs ... RB it seems like C. Sims is always hurt... D. Martin has been up and down... I like J. McNichols alot but see him as their 3rd down back of the future.. I did grab a CB in RD4 for them... and 2018`s edge rushing talent isn`t deep into the later rounds..I see them using F/A for edge help more than the 2018 draft.
Seems like a month ago that i was 8-2 in two days of MLB play, actually it was 4 days ago. Another crap result yesterday and I'm getting a little cheesed about it. If I had not used hedging techniques I would be bleeding coin by now, but since I am, it's just a stinger. For today: In an ongoing par from yesterday I'm sticking the Under 8.5 -115 in the Braves/Dodger game in the second tier spot. Start up pars with Astros: -118, Boston -123, and AZ +1.5 RL -160, all with two open. GL and hopefully the Red tide will fade.