There has been some news trickling in that could impact our fantasy lives but I’ll skip over that and talk about these guys below:
Dwayne Bowe: It’s looking pretty good for Bowe to return to the Chiefs next season. I’m not a fan of Matt Cassel or anyone named Matt, I’m looking at you Joey, but Cassel is just average enough to get Bowe the ball consistently. In the first 8 games with Cassel, Bowe was the 8th best fantasy receiver last season and then came the worst game on Dwayne Bowe’s Fantasy Price is Wrong, the dreaded Palko! I’m high on Bowe for next season depending of course on his ADP, but I could see him in my top 10 pretty easily.
Isaac Redman: The news out of Pittsburgh hasn’t been great for Rashard Mendenhall. The team isn’t banking on him returning soon from his torn ACL which puts Isaac Redman at the top of the running back depth chart for now. He isn’t Barry Sanders but he’s also not a pile of rocks. Of course his value will be directly tied to Mendenhall’s recovery but he should be on everybody’s radar right now after averaging 4.4 yards per carry and running well in their playoff loss.
Mike Wallace: The Steelers are over their cap limit by 11 million dollars right now even after restructuring some deals. This leaves Wallace vulnerable to be scooped up by another team. Adam Schefter puts it at a 50/50 chance right now for what that’s worth. If Wallace were to leave, this of course would put Antonio Brown at elite fantasy receiver status and give Emmanuel Sanders a huge bump as well.
Adrian Peterson: His injury was to his ACL, MCL, and meniscus in his left knee. That’s a lot to go wrong in one knee. The good news is that he had his reconstructive surgery just 6 days after his injury on December 30th and is now set to resume running on February 28th. There is a slim chance that he will be ready for week one but a better chance that they will put him on the PUP list to start the season. We’ll have to monitor this closely but he doesn’t turn 27 until March and he is a physical specimen. I’m willing to bet on him.
Kenny Britt: Britt is running but not cutting. Thankfully his ACL injury was early in the season so he should be ready to go for training camp. He may be a bit overvalued by his insane numbers to start the season but he also may bring some value due to his injury and stupidity. His quarterback situation is actually decent. Jake Locker will be pushing Matt Hasselbeck for the starting position and I feel like both can get him the ball well enough to make him a bad ass.
Michael Bush: The latest newspeculation is that Bush won’t be franchised. He wants to be a starter and not a backup to Darren McFadden and the Raiders don’t want to pay him a starter’s salary. There is a good chance that both McFadden and Bush will both get a big boost in value next season.
Randy Moss: Don’t care.