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Fantasy Football Stock Report: Medical experts are unsure of Jimmy Graham’s future

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“There are two questions with [Jimmy] Graham. One is: When will he return to the field? And the second is: What will he look like when he does come back? [ESPN’s Stephania] Bell said the biggest issue athletes have after this specific injury is regaining their strength and explosiveness. Even if they are able to get back to where they were, it often doesn’t happen in the first year back.”

Sheil Kapadia, ESPN

Although the medical experts are down on Jimmy Graham, Pete Carroll is still targeting a week 1 return for their star tight end. If we remember Victor Cruz’s injury, his calf issues that kept him out of last season stemmed from a past injury which was similar to Graham’s. We doubt that if/when Graham gets back on the field that he will be close to as effective as he used to be and we would hold off on drafting the former No. 1 fantasy tight end until the later rounds.

After Jay Ajayi’s tires were pumped throughout the offseason by coach Adam Gase, it looks like they were deflated on Monday afternoon. Although Arian Foster will be a 30 year old coming off of a torn Achilles, he is the type of back who can play on all three downs and steal just enough carries to make Ajayi an afterthought. With Ajayi, Foster and rookie Kenyan Drake all in the fold, it looks like the Miami Dolphins backfield will only cause problems for fantasy owners. Stay away from this bunch.

Coming off of an ACL injury, it looks like Joe Flacco is good to go for training camp. Flacco will be surrounded by better talent on offense this year, as they added a deep threat (Mike Wallace), a pass-catching running back (Kenneth Dixon) and a future Hall of Famer (Trent Richardson), which should only help Flacco. The gunslinger is a decent buy-low option with the potential to have a pretty good fantasy season.

“The Trevor Siemian talk and chatter is real,” stated [Adam] Schefter. “He has a legitimate chance to win the job … the competition is real.”

Adam Schefter, via Sirius XM NFL Radio

This Schefter bomb does not bode well for Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. As someone who follows Big Ten football, Trevor Siemian could not even win the full time job at Northwestern and he is definitely not a NFL starter. The Broncos could have leaked this to Schefter to light a fire under Mark Sanchez, but it also shows that first round selection Paxton Lynch is no where close to ready. This will be something to keep an eye on during camp.

Not strictly fantasy:

  • Patriots special teamer Nate Ebner will be going to Rio as a part of the US Olympic Rugby team
  • Arian Foster worked out for the Dolphins on Monday and then he’s traveling to Detroit at the end of the week
  • It looks like Tim Hightower, and not CJ Spiller, will be backing up Mark Ingram in NOLA
  • “It promises to be hell for fantasy football owners, but [John] Fox wants to limit backs’ workload and play the so-called hot hand.” Uh, yeah. Stay away from the Bears’ backfield.


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