First let me sum up for David Wilson owners how this feels in jpeg format. According to ESPN – who are known for their hard hitting analysis so we should trust them with our sports news forever and always [/sarcasm font] – Coughlin intends to split carries between Wilson and Andre Brown this year and will actually ‘ride the hot hand’ which makes me visualize a flaming hand being rode like a chariot across the football field. But enough about my latest LSD trip, let’s take this news for what it really should be: buy low on Wilson. Though I do fully believe and agree that we are entering an time share with the Giants, I think it’s one that has already been baked into Wilson’s ADP and RB rankings at the moment so if he slips in your draft due to this news, scoop him up. Wilson is the future in New York. He’s explosive and he’s a game changer. Though Brown is a solid veteran, he will most likely become just a short down back barring injury for Wilson. All this to say, even though I have him as only my 21st best RB in our Razzball Fantasy Football Rankings, it doesn’t mean I don’t like him. It just means I saw this as a potential damper on his fantasy upside and ranked him accordingly. In other words, the threat is real and it’s clear but I wouldn’t call it imminent, especially for PPR leagues. Of course, with Training Camp now in full swing we’ll get to see more then here very shortly. In other 2013 Fantasy Football news…
Donald Jones – The Patriots released the former Buffalo Bill on Friday last week. I’d assume it was because he had such a boring name. Pats PR, ‘Look, we’ve got a guy with Boyce on his jersey and Dobson to go with Amendola and Edelman. The kids wanna buy jerseys with cutting edge last names. Jones is sooooo 1997’. I’d keep an eye on where Jones lands as he was decent in Buffalo and there are some landing places – most notably the Ravens and maybe even the 49ers – where he could get a shot to succeed.
Ronnie Hillman – Will enter training camp as the lead back for the Broncos and rumor has it he’s added about 20 pounds of muscle. I’m so glad football a PED free sport unlike baseball…but I digress, I see this as the Denver reps saying ‘here’s your chance, prove it’. I stick by my rankings for now but any signs that Hillman starts actually running downhill and away from competition, I’m all over it.
Michael Vick – Rumors have it he’s losing his job to Nick Foles. I say you’re all a buncha damn Foles for listening to rumors. It’s still up in the air but that means nothing’s been decided, y’all. That said, remember I put him in the ‘Take A Chance On Romance’ tier in my Top 20 Quarterbacks for a reason. He’s a risky play but one that could pay dividends. We’ll see how this shakes out in the pre-season.
Daryl Richardson – Currently getting the moniker of ‘Rams’ No. 1 Running Back’ heading into training camp. I mentioned in my Top 40 Running Backs that I thought this might be the case. I think D-Rich gets a shot to prove himself early on in the season and if he fails, the Rams have some pretty good back up plans in Pead and Stacy so don’t spend too much on him in your draft pools.
Santonio Holmes – Hopeful he can return week 1 for New York. I’d put the chance of it happening between Dwayne Johnson and Ron Jeremy’s thighs, i.e. a rock and a hard place. Look to Kerley as the WR1 in NYJ which translates to WR3/4 in the fantasy world. J-E-S-T, JEST JEST JEST!