Daily Fantasy Stock Report: Ravens looking at a four-back committee to open season

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“Will the Ravens go with a running back by committee? Will they rely on a featured back? Or will they simply go with the hot runner from week to week? “The next couple of weeks will give us a better idea,” offensive coordinator Marc Trestman said. The end result could be [Justin] Forsett gets the start, [Buck] Allen and [Kenneth] Dixon become third-down backs, and [Terrance] West turns into the power back in the red zone. But the Ravens are still trying to figure out their plan going forward.”

Jamison Hensley – ESPN

This is it. This, right here. The ugliest opening header I’ve ever had to write. Fantasy owners dread running back committees, but those usually consist of two backs splitting time. Never have I seen a potential FOUR back committee. That’s unheard of. The fact that none of them have been able to separate themselves this preseason should just put the “Do Not Touch” label on all Ravens RB’s. That is, if it wasn’t already there in the first place.

In one of the most bizarre stories of the preseason, Ladarius Green is hoping to return for Week 1 of the regular season. After coming to Pittsburgh this offseason and seeing Heath Miller retire, Green had some serious fantasy upside as Big Ben‘s go to tight end. Then there were both the ankle and headache issues playing out. Green was rumored to possibly retire because these headaches were so bad, but he shut those down recently saying it was just his ankle that was holding him back. Green is a very interesting player to watch this preseason because if he can come back healthy, watch out. But until we know for certain that he can and will return, I’d stay far away.

Cowboys fans saw their season flash before their eyes when Tony Romo got awkwardly tackled from behind and then immediately grabbed his back. What looked extremely painful, ended up being just a scare; albeit a level 10 scare. After about 10 minutes, Romo was seen standing and throwing on the sidelines. He even asked to re-enter the game, before being told his night was over. After the Cowboys lost Dez Bryant to a concussion earlier in the week, there was no reason to put their star QB in jeopardy, especially in a meaningless preseason game. Romo, now 36, is extremely injury-prone and our QB17, in our Tier 4 (Upside QB2 who we’d love in a committee).Rookie QB Dak Prescott has impressed, but not someone who you want to throw into the fire of the regular season in his rookie year. (Check the block by Ezekiel Elliott, btw. More on him below).

John “Smokey” Brown is back at practice after sitting out Wednesday’s practice with headaches. Brown initially returned to practice Monday, but did not participate Wednesday, so it’s good to see him back out on the field Thursday. Brown joins a crowded Cardinals receiving core alongside Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald, which doesn’t even factor in the anticipated monster emergence of David Johnson. Brown has usually been dependent on long balls turning into touchdowns, he seems to be a great “boom or bust” player that can either explode from the deep ball, or leave you hanging with little to no results.

Quick Hits:

  • Ezekiel Elliott had quite the two drives vs Seattle’s first team D. He rushed for 48 yards on 7 carries and lowered his shoulder twice on Bam Bam Kam Chancelor in the process. First.Round. Lock.
  • The Oakland Raiders have applied for a Las Vegas Raiders trademark. I would LOVE to see this happen.
  • Our boy Jeremy Langford wants to be a three-down back. We agree.
  • Colin Kaepernick believes he can still win the starting QB job for the 49ers. Yeah Colin, and Trent Richardson thought he could go to the Hall of Fame.

 

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