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And this is why you don’t draft too early, kids. In a surprise rivaling The Sixth Sense ending, Percy Harvin was placed on the PUP list yesterday after suffering a hip injury last week during workouts.  The reports out right now are possible slight tear of the labrum in his hip and that he’ll get a second opinion next week about what will need to happen from here on out.  Best case scenario for fantasy owners would be the follow up news says he can play this year, though as an owner I’d be leery and worried if that were the situation.  In redraft leagues, this is a pretty scary place to be if you’ve already drafted considering his current ADP in yahoo leagues places him 29th overall.  Until there’s more news to go off of I’m not yet ready to move him down my fantasy football rankings, but I wasn’t too hip – pun point! – on drafting him this year anyways.  If it is indeed surgery required, I think he should start getting the Hakeem Nicks draft treatment from here on out.  To date, Percy has only played one full season and that was in 2011.  Outside of that it’s been 15, 14 and 9 and then whatever he plays this year.  As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t take too kindly to injured wide receivers ’round here.  It’s a physical position for sure but just like Shakira, Percy’s hip don’t lie.  He’s starting to look like someone who’s caught the chronic injury bug and I don’t want it infecting my fantasy teams.  In other 2013 fantasy football news…

Dwayne Harris – Lost roughly 10 pounds this off-season chasing animals.  I’m not joking, this is a link on the front page of ESPN’s NFL info.  Who’s Dwayne Harris?  Exactly, Imaginary Reader.  I’ll be sending that link to PETA here soon, Mr. Harris.  Get ready for naked women standing up for a cause against you!

Jake Ballard – Has shown up to camp reportedly out of shape and his spot on the 53 man roster is in jeopardy.  Meanwhile, Aaron Hernandez is hoping for a shot at double jeopardy.  The law term not the game show term, sillies.  If Ballard is less then Jake, there’s a chance we need to start paying attention to the name Zach Sudfeld – who has been favorably compared to A-Hern – and his 6’7″, 260 pound body.  Not THAT kind of attention.  Not that there’s anything WRONG with that…

Matt Barkley – Stated that he’s in the race for starting QB.  Good for you, Barkley, that’s the spirit!  Don’t let reality get you down!  You go girl!  The position in Philly is still up in the air.  Look to Foles or Vick.  I’m currently leaning Vick but I have no dogs in this fight…*crickets*.  Clearly you didn’t see what I did there.  In either case, Barkley isn’t the answer for 2013 and I’d be surprised if he supplants Foles in 2014 either.

AJ Green – Tweaked his knee on a deep pass in camp.  Word on the situation is it’s a possible hyper extension and it could keep him out for 2 weeks.  Of course, those words didn’t involve a doctor, they came from AJ himself and then from third party Artrell Hawkins Jr.  Don’t be deceived by his Dr. Dreamy looks, he doesn’t even play one on TV.  At this point, it’s a moot point, but more to the point you’ve been put on point that it might come to a point later.  You get my point?  If not, I’ll put it simpler: it’s still healthy to enjoy your Greens in the draft but make sure it doesn’t give you salmonella.

  1. Salsa with Corn on the Cobb says:
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    Having a tough time choosing between Cruz or Cobb as my last keeper. Who would you choose?

    (non-ppr, but receivers are heavily weighted)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I have them as my 8th and 9th best WR and they’re in the same tier. Pretty much a toss up but I’ll go Cobb.

  2. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    hahahaha, i don’t like Barkley, he needs a good 3″ to be better, oh and an arm too.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: I’m with you. In deep keeper and dynasty leagues, people should be drafting Foles this year. Will be the last time he comes cheap, IMHO.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Sky: does the “H” stand for hottie?

        It’s kinda messed up but true that a QB’s worth is better assessed when his receivers are not drafted or a bunch of nobody’s. I always go back to the arguments over NFL QB’s, and will stand pat that Marino and Elway were better than Montana just for the fact they had no supporting cast. Same goes for USC QB’s, the best of the modern bunch, Palmer, had a lot less to work with than the Leinart and Barkley years

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I’m completely with you. And of course the O-Line just as important. QB is really a position that’s about emotion and how confident you are once you get to a certain level. I think the NFL loses a lot of good, talented QBs because they lose confidence in what they’re good at. Alex Smith was never a terrible QB but after getting drug down to the depths of emotional hell with Singletary, I was rooting for him in 2011. It’s why Vince Young never made it. Skin as thin as recycled paper.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Sky: yeah, but what does the H stand for…….

            QB is a tough game, look at a guy like Breese, guy threw the crap out of the ball in college, and always had the confidence, I think having an O-Line is the most important thing, next is a head you can control, and then a good cast, which most importantly includes a running game, which is part RB and part O-Line. I think that is one thing all the euro’s never understand about American
            football, it’s a machine of working parts and if you don’t have it then you’re dead in the water, it’s not as easy as it looks

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              100% agree. That’s why for all intents and purposes when we are discussing the success or failure of a player in fantasy football, there’s way more that needs to be considered then what you have to with fantasy baseball. Individual talent doesn’t always translate the way we’d think it should.

              H for humble

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Sky: I liked the H for hottie better

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  I’m telling you I’m humble! I swear!

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Sky: Humble as a #1 receiver

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I’m a cross between TO. And Ochocinco

  3. Jamie says:
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    10 team 0.5 PPR with 2 keepers. Taking Alfred Morris in the 13th round as one. Should I keep Brandon Marshall in the 4th or Victor Cruz in the 17th for the other? Basically weighing the better player with a high pick vrs a worse player with much better round value. Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Jamie: I’d go Cruz there. That round value is too good to pass up.

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