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Daily Fantasy Stock Report: Could Chris Johnson start over David Johnson?

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“Even though Cardinals coach Bruce Arians has said RB David Johnson will be the team’s bell cow, veteran Chris Johnson will claim the starting job. They’ll continue to pair together for a dynamic ‘thunder and lightning’ backfield, but CJ2K’s experience will win him the job.”

-Josh Weinfuss, ESPN.com

This is one hot prediction that no one in the fantasy world will agree with; however, Josh Weinfuss is the Cardinals’ beat writer for ESPN.com and is around the team more than the average fan. This prediction was made in ESPN.com’s top 100 predictions by ESPN’s top analysts and beat writers. We are extremely high on David Johnson, so excuse us Mr. Weinfuss, but we respectfully disagree with your #HotTake.

“The Daily News has learned [Ryan] Fitzpatrick is prepared to end his contract stalemate by letting the Jets know he will take a one-year deal for $12 million guaranteed.”

–  Gary Myers, New York Daily News

The Harvard grad is betting on himself in 2016. The Jets’ offered Ryan Fitzpatrick a three-year deal, worth $12 million in 2016, but backup money for the following two seasons. Instead, Fitzpatrick is taking a one-year, prove-it deal and banking on a replica of his excellent 2015 season, in order to cash in on a long-term deal for 2017. Wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker had a surprisingly consistent 2015 season and look to build on their chemistry with the signal caller, while the dynamic Matt Forte will look to bounceback in his new uniform. Everyone involved has the chance to benefit with this deal.

This is great news for Cowboys’ fans and fantasy football players who are targeting the three main cogs of the Dallas offense. Foot injuries are always tricky, but it will be fun to see Tony Romo, Ezekiel Elliott and Dez Bryant all on the field at the same time in 2016. Hopefully Bryant and Romo can get back to their 2012-2014 averages, where Dez averaged 91-1311-14 over those three seasons.

“He’s [Robert Griffin III] made tremendous strides,” [Hue] Jackson said. “He’s getting better and growing each and every day. I’m very proud of the work he’s put in. It hasn’t been perfect all the time, but it’s been really good, and I see glimpses of it being extremely good and that’s what we’re chasing and that’s at every position.”

– Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson 

We all know the former NFL Rookie of the Year has immense talent, yet he has not been the same after his major knee injury. With the combination of a fresh start, a steady running game and some talented and young wide receivers, maybe Cleveland was a decent landing spot for RGIII. Keep an eye on him during the preseason as he might be worth a late-round or free agent flier.

Not strictly fantasy:

  • Jeff Fisher thinks Tavon Austin could double his 52 receptions from last season.
  • I bet Bill Belichick called Gronk and Edelman into his office once he saw this video of them at Figawi.
  • The Jaguars finally get some momentum heading into a season, then their offensive lineman started a Twitter fight with a minor league baseball team. This is why the Jags can’t have nice things.
  • Here are the rest of those 100 predictions from the ESPN writers. Interesting stuff to take with a grain of salt.



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