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Saints lock in Drew Brees for two more seasons

The Saints have been a mess since winning the Super Bowl, partly due to the draconian punishment handed down by the NFL for Bountygate. As a result they've wasted many excellent seasons from Drew Brees.

With Brees getting older the window seems to have closed, particularly with the horrible mess they've called a defense in New Orleans. But now that they've run Rob Ryan out of town, perhaps they can get the defense back on track.

Meanwhile, Brees still puts up solid numbers, they've signed him to an extension, and the Saints have added a nice receiver in Michael Thomas. Can this team compete for the playoff spot? Hard to say, though I'm very interested to see how Thomas does this year from a fantasy point of view now that he's been named a starter.

Teddy Bridgewater injures his knee

Will Romo injury affect Ezekiel Elliott's fantasy football production?

Tony Romo is injured again, and Dallas fans have to feel sick. Some are hyping Dak Prescott as an interesting replacement, but I'm not buying that hype.

Meanwhile, Ezekiel Elliott looked amazing in the preseason game against Seattle, including a punishing play when he ran over Kam Chancellor. Elliott flashed all the skills he showed at Ohio State where he led the Buckeyes to a National Championship, and he naturally has fantasy football fans drooling.

But you have to wonder how much the Romo injury will affect his production. He has an amazing line in front of him, but defenses will be stacking the box and daring Prescott to beat them with his arm. This will be interesting to watch.

The RGIII mess in Washington

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Scores Report Sits Down With Falcons Tight End Tony Gonzalez

Antonio Gates- WTF?

If you drafted Antonio Gates this year, you know exactly what I mean. His stats thru three games have been pathetic- 7 recs, 65 yards, ZERO TD.

Additionally, he's being outclassed by older, less notable TE's as the top five in a PPR league will show you;

1) Tony G

2) Vernon Davis

3) Martellus Bennett

4) Heath Miller

5) Jimmy Graham

This week up for Gates and the Chargers, Kansas City.  He has accumulated 16 grabs for 267 yards and three touchdowns in the three games prior against the Chiefs.

It's now or never, A Gates.

Russell Wilson hysteria has short shelf life

After Calvin Johnson Who Is #2 Fantasy Wide Receiver?

After last season’s 96 rec, 1,681 yard, 16 TD performance, “Megatron” is easily the #1 ranked WR in fantasy football- but who do you draft #2?

- Even with five different QB’s during two years in MIA, Marshall averaged 83 rec, 1,100 yards and 5 TD a season. In 07-08 w/Cutler in DEN, averaged 103 rec, 1,295 and 6 TD.

- Since the 2010 playoffs, no WR has been more productive than Nelson. After a 15 TD 2011, some owners are scared he can’t match that production. But with Aaron Rodgers t QB, why can’t he?

- Fitz is arguably the best WR in the NFL- but in fantasy he isn’t thanks to another year of his career foreseeably wasted (or at least compromised) by substandard QB play in the desert.

- There are sexier WR out there, but over the last 5 years no one as consistent. 110 rec, 1,221 yards, 6 TD per season over the last five.

After “Megatron” is gone, who do you take next? I'm going Marshall.

Luck looks good again

Running back injuries shake up fantasy drafts

Ryan Mathews aims to look tough in this Twitter photo as he flexes his bicep and flashes his arm tattoo, but he got injured again in the first preseason game for the San Diego Chargers, shaking things up in the top 5 in many drafts.

Fantasy guru addresses this in one of his ongoing drafts where Mathews was the overall #2 pick before news broke of his injury. Now you grab him later as a value pick as he should be back by week 2-4.

Another injury involves Trent Richardson, who went #17 in this draft. It's not clear whether this pick was made before or after his latest injury news. Richardson, however, is expected to be back in week one. He'll certainly slip a bit in many leagues, but he has looked great in camp and should get a ton of carries in the Browns offense this year.

Don't Resist The "Double Tud"- Be Bold, Friend

RG3 looks solid in preseason debut

After all of the hype and attention from the draft and the offseason, most football fans can't wait to watch the heralded rookie quarterbacks play for the first time. It's only a preseason game, but I was anxious to see if Robert Griffin III passed the eyeball test. He did.

RG3 was able to lead the Redskins to a touchdown on their third drive, which should give Skins fans .

I only saw the highlights, but RG3 looked pretty comfortable in the pocket and he made some nice throws. Griffin definitely has a weapon in Garcon, but as Dave Sheinin pointed out in his column, the Redskins have some issues on the banged up offensive line. We'll all be watching closely to see how he progresses leading up to the season.

From a fantasy point of view, Griffin has those incredible wheels, so you know guys will be looking to grab him as a #2 quarterback as he should run for more than a few TDs this year.

Is Ryan Mathews Really A Top 5 Running Back?

Michael Turner or Marshawn Lynch?

You’ve got a pick at the end of the first round and want a #1 RB- Michael Turner or Marshawn Lynch?

Lots of talk surrounding Turner and that he may be “done”. There was a lull from week 11 to 15 when he had 1 TD and no game above 76 yards. But from weeks 1-10, and 17, he had 1,060 yards and 10 TD. He just turned 30, but only averaged 57 carries a year his 1st 4 years with the Chargers.

Remember a year ago Lynch was “done” too? The he went out and posted career highs in yards (1,204) and TD (12). Lynch is four years younger w/less wear and tear. But the recent DUI arrest may or may not warrant a suspension; we’ll know in August.

Turner or Lynch?

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