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Daily Fantasy Stock Report: Tyler Eifert to potentially miss start of season

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“Former NFL head team physician David Chao reports Tyler Eifert’s ankle surgery requires 3-4 months recovery. Chao works for Sirius XM NFL Radio and was an NFL head team physician for 17 years. He knows what he’s talking about. Eifert is undergoing surgery on Wednesday to repair a “loose ligament” in his ankle, and according to Chao, Eifert is “in jeopardy” for the start of the season. Eifert’s recovery is going to have to go as smoothly as possible for him not to miss regular-season action.”

-David Chao, Former NFL Head Team Physician

Regarded as a top 5 tight end going into the season, Tyler Eifert is questionable for Week 1 and possibly more games due to ankle surgery. Chao’s report of 3-4 months for recovery would put his timeline at the end of August/September so I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Bengals rest Eifert and make sure that ankle is 100-percent ready when he’s put back in. Eifert initially injured the ankle in the Pro Bowl which is pure salt in the wound for Bengals fans and fantasy owners. Be wary of drafting Eifert knowing his production likely won’t come until the middle or end of the fantasy season.

“Le’Veon Bell (MCL, PCL) said he will be 100 percent when training camp begins. He is participating in individual drills during OTAs. Players are usually overly optimistic about injuries, but Bell’s confidence is better than the alternative. Even if he is eased into training camp, the assumption is Bell will be a full go by Week 1.”

– Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 

Steelers fans and fantasy owners everywhere rejoice. Le’Veon Bell is one of the most electrifying offensive weapons in the league and knowing that he will be back and ready to go sends a tingle down our spine. Pittsburgh’s offense was already buzzing enough between Ben Roethlisberger and superstar Antonio Brown, but throw Bell back into the mix and it should be another good year for the Steel City. Fantasy owners might shy away from Bell with the top picks coming off an injury. Don’t be that guy.

“A source tells ESPN’s Rob Demovsky Eddie Lacy still weighs “in the 240’s. Speaking Wednesday, coach Mike McCarthy suggested the team still wants Lacy to lose more weight. “Eddie will be fine,” McCarthy said. “I believe he’ll hit the target that we’re all looking for when the lights come on.” McCarthy also reiterated that Lacy “cannot play at the weight he was at (last) year.””

-Rob Demovsky, ESPN Packers Reporter

A year after THIS picture came out, Eddie Lacy is still struggling with issues regarding his weight. While he has made progress, Coach Mike McCarthy and Packers are still not comfortable with where Lacy’s weight is at. They have confidence he will get there, but I wouldn’t be so sure. Last year, Lacy was garnering “top pick” chatter and went #1 overall in one of my leagues, only to massively disappoint and cause frustration to every owner who selected him with a high pick. Be extra cautious in drafting Lacy this year. Here’s to hoping he doesn’t pick up my weekend eating habits.

“Eagles OC Frank Reich said calling Sam Bradford the clear No. 1 quarterback is “probably not the right impression. This contradicts what coach Doug Pederson has said all along, that Bradford is “the guy” at quarterback, seemingly locking him in as the starter. “No, that’s probably not the right impression,” Reich said when asked if Bradford is the clear No. 1.”

-Andrew Porter, CBS Philadelphia

Not a good look here for Sam Bradford. After throwing a hissy fit like a 15 year old girl and requesting a trade when the team drafted Carson Wentz No. 2 overall, head coach Doug Pederson claimed Bradford was their No. 1 QB. Now we hear reports that Bradford’s No. 1 title shouldn’t be considered a lock. While Bradford isn’t the sexiest QB option you should be looking for in your draft, reports like these will only lower his ADP in the future. This could potentially speak to Wentz’s performance at OTAs and maybe the future could be coming a little quicker than expected in Philadelphia.

“The Dolphins have been the team most-heavily linked to Foster since he visited them in March. Foster is expected to be medically cleared in as little as a week, so it looks like his market is going to heat up well before training camp. The Dolphins have said all the right things about second-year RB Jay Ajayi, but he can’t get too comfortable atop the depth chart.”

-Barry Jackson, Miami Herald

Building off yesterday’s Daily Stock Report in which we reported that Arian Foster took in a Red Sox game last Saturday, we learn that the Miami Dolphins are still monitoring free agent Arian Foster. Since they missed out on CJ Anderson when the Broncos matched their offer sheet, Miami had been actively pursuing the market for another running back. Ajayi has been impressive so far and Kenyan Drake will shoulder some carries as well, but you would think that Adam Gase and the Miami staff would love to add the talented Foster to their rotation. When healthy, he’s an elite rusher who also catches passes out of the backfield. A true three-down back. Keep watch over Foster as his landing spot would have huge impact to his fantasy potential.

Not Strictly Fantasy:

  • Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis expressed his interest in moving the franchise to Las Vegas to “unite” Raiders fans.
  • Atlanta, Miami, and Los Angeles have been awarded as hosts of Super Bowls in the years 2019, 2020 and 2021 respectively. Atlanta’s new stadium edged out New Orleans for 2019.
  • For those who are following our Fantasy Bachelorette league, JoJo Fletcher recently stated that she knew about Jordan Rodgers (younger brother of NFL superstar Aaron Rodgers) before the show started.
  • The Arizona Cardinals have expressed their desire to see and play against Tom Brady in their Week 1 season opener against New England. Be careful what you wish for.

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