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Daily Fantasy Football Stock Report: 8/16/17 Rookie WR Zay Jones working outwide at Bills practice

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Tier 1 – Genuinely Impactful Notes

These blurbs will undoubtedly cause moves and shakes on the ranks. This could range from significant injury, job promotions and demotions, unexpected volume or role changes, etc.

 To be honest with you, there was no news on Tuesday that files under Tier 1 for generally impactful notes. No ground shaking updates or implications that would have us adjusting our rankings. The day was filled with much less substantial information and news.

Tier 2 – Fodder to File

Interesting stories to file away, though they might not cause immediate waves on the rankings quite yet. This is the puff stories that we want to see some actual tape / action backing up, stories or injuries that need more concrete developments before we move people in the ranks, etc.

Zay Jones (WR – BUF)

I covered Zay Jones and the Bills receivers more in-depth earlier in this article. With the Bills trading for Jordan Matthews and signing Anquan Boldin, that’s two primary slot receivers to use in Buffalo. Jones is more in the mold of an outside receiver, so he could slip right into the void left by Sammy Watkins outside. The rookie has some nice upside in an arsenal of receivers all trying to develop chemistry with QB Tyrod Taylor.

OJ Howard (TE – TB)

“It might not show up on the stat line or make SportsCenter’s top plays, but the former Alabama star’s run blocking is already making a noticeable difference in Tampa. That’s likely where he’ll make his mark early on, and the Bucs would be thrilled. He didn’t have a catch in the preseason opener, but the hands will show up in games soon enough. They can leave that to Cameron Brate for now. The Bucs are very happy with Howard’s progress and he’ll get a significant amount of playing time right away. The one knock on him is that he has to do a better job of maintaining possession of the ball when his number is called. An opportunistic linebacker or defensive back will find a way to punch the ball loose and negate a ‘wow’ play. It’s happened twice in practice.”

Jenna Laine (ESPN)

It’s no secret how much fantasy owners get their panties in a bunch of the new shiny rookies coming into the league. First round pick OJ Howard is a physical specimen out of Alabama that many thought would be such a weapon for Tampa Bay. Keep in mind, QB Jameis Winston is still a big fan of tight end Cameron Brate who is likely to get the bulk of receptions from the tight end spot. If Howard was on your radar as a starting tight end, take him off it. He’s a penny stock with the chance to blow up later in the season as he develops.

Injury Report

  • Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi is finally out of the concussion protocol after missing two weeks
  • Amari Cooper returned to practice Tuesday after dealing with a nagging leg injury
  • Doug Baldwin aka Dougie Fresh returns to practice after a foot injury that held him out of the team’s first preseason game
  • Jets RB Bilal Powell (neck) returned to practice Tuesday after being held out for some time.
  • WR out of Arizona John Brown (quad) also returned to practice Tuesday. Coach Bruce Arians is worried about all the time he missed so far this year
  • Breshad Perriman of the Ravens suffered a Grade 2 hamstring strain which should sideline him for about two months.

Highlights of the Day

Jaguars WR Allen Robinson was none too pleased with his QB Blake Bortles. Probably has been brewing for years now.

Got enough ice there Big Ben Roethlisberger?



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