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“It can be even better with less carries or less catches because I’d obviously like to get Tevin (Coleman) more involved and that also keeps Free fresher.” – Bobby Turner, Falcons RB Coach
This is an interesting piece as Freeman was responsible for probably 70% of fantasy team’s titles or regular season titles last year. There were talks that the Falcons were looking to get Tevin Coleman more involved after getting hurt last year, and this should solidify those remarks. Remember, Coleman was pegged as the starter last year before his injury, so it makes sense that Atlanta wants to try and utilize his talents more. Freeman is still a high pick, but if there’s anything to take away from this, it’s that Coleman could have some serious late round value with a high ceiling.
“All signs are pointing that way. [Corey] Coleman still has a lot to learn about running a pro style offense, but he’s fiercely competitive and working his tail off. In spring practices, he showed tremendous athleticism and good hands.”
Cabot had good things to say when asked if Coleman was expected to be the Browns’ No. 1 receiver. After selecting him with their first round pick, Coleman could pay big dividends pairing up with former Baylor Heisman winner RGIII. His size and athleticism make for an intriguing selection, and being a #1 receiver definitely helps with the volume he’s likely to see. With Griffin’s arm, look out for Coleman in the middle rounds.
“It’s a position group that’s in flux, and it’s a position group that’s going to have to step up – particularly with Eifert out early in the year.” -Duke Tobin, Bengals Director of Player Personnel
We at RSJ have reported on this before so it looks like Tyler Eifert could be in serious trouble to miss games at the beginning of the season. The top 5 tight end will have to be looked at closely on draft day knowing you probably won’t get him for 16/17 games. Keep an eye on that ankle, but we will be sure to update you with any news that comes out.
Not strictly fantasy:
- Todd Gurley believes he should be the No. 1 overall pick in fantasy drafts this year. I like his confidence, but I’ll pass.
- Karlos Williams showed up to mini camp 20-25 pounds overweight
- The Denver Broncos have no plans of trading Von Miller after he said he wouldn’t play under the franchise tag. Uhhhh you think? No duhhhhh.
- Trevor Siemian has a legitimate chance to be named the Broncos’ starting QB over Mark Sanchez. Ouch.