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The NFL seems to want us to stay interested all off season and since I already was, I appreciate the effort.  Next we have a three hour show Tuesday on NFLN that gives us the schedule for next season and then there’s the NFL Draft which will be dragged out for 3-4 months.  So, stay tuned, the party never ends.

Brandon Marshall — He is now the highest paid receiver and a water bound mammal.  All that cash and South Beach might get him into a little trouble, but we can’t really speculate on his proclivity for stupidity.  What we can see is that Chad Henne played well last season with a lackluster crew of receivers and now he gets one of the best in the game.  The Dolphins like to run, but that will change somewhat with Henne being the main man from the get go and Marshall making many, many receptions.  I already had him high on all my rankings so I don’t see him moving one way or the other unless someone ahead of him drowns a bunch of kittens or something.

Ben Roethlisberger — There is a decent chance he will be suspended for a game or two.  The rumors of him being traded are probably off base.  The Steelers aren’t quite that crazy.  Yes, even a whiff of some other indiscretion and he’ll get his tenders tendered, but he’s safe for now.  If he happens to be suspended for more than a game, that will hurt his already depressed value from Santonio Holmes being shipped off.  He had his best season last year and Mike Wallace should be able to step up, so I could see him being had at value if his ignorance causes him to fall on draft day.

Marshawn Lynch — Reports are that he is on the trading block, but those are being denied of course.  There is no doubt he can be had at the right price.  Seattle is interested, but I could see many other teams interested, especially the RB deficient Chargers.  Lynch is still young and on the right team could still be very useful for a fantasy team.  Also, if he does get traded, Fred Jackson becomes even more valuable.

Jason Campbell — Peter King thinks the Carolina Panthers are the best fit for Campbell, but the Bills and the Raiders need him more in my mind.  The Rams are getting Sam Bradford so might not want to spend the money on them, but Bradford isn’t going to be very good year one or even year two, so it makes sense that the Rams would want/need him

Tony Scheffler — He has signed his tender (not a chicken tender) and will be available for a trade.  If he ends up somewhere with an average or above offense he has the skill to be a useful fantasy tight end.  He can catch anything.  Not the best blocker of all time, but that’s not as important as it used to be.

  1. wakeNbake says:
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    Im in a money keeper league and I cant decide who I should keep for next year… LeSean McCoy or Felix Jones. I feel like McCoy is the safer bet to put up decent numbers while Felix is the riskier pick but he could put up monster numbers as long as they give him the ball. What do you think, who should I keep?

  2. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @wakeNbake: I agree with your assessment and I would go with the safer option in McCoy. I worry about Felix’s health and think that is the deal breaker.

  3. Greg says:
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    Wow I am actually trading Mccoy to get Felix Jones in my keeper league. Mccoy may be the healthier option but Felix Jones is going to be a stud this year. Doc, you really are that nervous about Jones? He was fantastic in the playoffs.

  4. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Greg: I believe McCoy is a better every down runner. I am worried about his injury history because he just hasn’t been able to last a whole season even in a limited role.

  5. Greg says:
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    Let’s not forget the Eagles don’t run more then 20 times a game…so what 10-15 to Mccoy, 5 to Mike Bell/Weaver? So unless Mccoy scored a TD every game your better off with Felix. Wow Doc I think this is the first time you and I disagree…. it’s all good

  6. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Greg: Hah, it is good. This is a good question. I was high on Jones and think I was over hyping him. I think Jones is a more dynamic back and would take him over McCoy if both were healthy. But I also rather have peace of mind! I could see going back and forth on this. If Barber ends up getting traded it makes things easier.

  7. Isles Guru says:
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    Greg likes to go for the boom or bust player rather than the “safe” pick in McCoy so it doesn’t surprise me that he likes Jones better.

    Hey Doc. Immediately following the Marshall deal, I moved Henne for Brit and Ward. It doesn’t seem like you are a Brit fan. With Ryan and Big Ben I thought Henne was expendable. What are your thoughts on the trade?

  8. Isles Guru says:
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    Oh and Greg introduced me to the site and we both agree you are doing a great job.

  9. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Isles Guru: I like Britt as a player, just not the offense, which is CJ, CJ, CJ. I like Henne, but he still is a QB2. With Ben and Ryan you have two QB1′s so I think you are ok. Ben’s suspension may hurt though. If it’s dynasty I don’t love the trade. Ward’s age would be the main reason. Young QB’s can be pretty valuable in dynasty leagues depending on size of course. But it doesn’t look like it should hurt you at all. Hope that Ben can keep his pants zipped!

    Glad you like the site!

  10. YouthofToday says:
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    The Steelers offense may be a mess in 2010. In my rankings I have a big huge note next to all their skill players that the Steelers desperately need to upgrade their oline. However, they also need to use a high draft pick on a safety and WR IMO.

    The Steelers went pass crazy in 2009 thanks to the oline’s inability to run block (Fast Willie’s deterioration and the team’s early no confidence vote in Mendenhall also was a big factor). I’ll be watching to see what the team does on draft day before drafting Steelers this August.

  11. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @YouthofToday: I think they’ll grab a O-Lineman in the first round and a d-back in the second.

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