- Texans running back Arian Foster was a full participant in mini-camp. Foster could be a decent buy-low candidate for those scared off by his injury history. There are still red flags but Foster as a high-end RB2 would be ideal.
- The Bucs are not hiding the fact that they’d like to trade quarterback Mike Glennon. Of course, the signing of Josh McCown was the first indicator and this week’s draft could be the nail in the coffin for Glennon’s time in Tampa. Look for quarterback-needy teams like Minnesota or Cleveland to at least ask.
- Christian Ponder dynasty owners can probably cut the cord as Minnesota is going with Matt Cassel as their starting quarterback and could even use a high pick this week on another.
- Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo isn’t 100% yet after tearing his pectoral muscle. Mayo is a legit LB1 when healthy but you may want to hold off looking into him until he’s healthy.
- Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor is recovering from hip surgery and could miss most of the pre-season. Chancellor took a back seat to Earl Thomas in the Seattle secondary last season but is still a DB2 when healthy.
- While the Cleveland running game appears to be a wreck in the wake of the Trent Richardson trade, the passing game had no problems. Brian Hoyer had 321 yards and three touchdowns (with three interceptions) on the day. Hoyer will be a hot waiver wire pickup. At the moment, I couldn’t imagine the Browns sticking with Hoyer past this year (hello Kelly Holcomb) but stranger things have happened.
- On the receiving end for Cleveland, receiver Josh Gordon led the way with 10 catches for 146 yards with tight end Jordan Cameron hauling in three touchdowns.
- Just avoid the Cleveland running game. Please.
- On the Vikings side, quarterback Christian Ponder had a good day on the ground with two touchdowns and 46 yards. Through the air, he averaged 5.4 YPA, had one interception and was sacked six times. Yikes.
- Vikings rookie receiver Cordarrelle Patterson had his best receiving game so far with 49 yards. He’ll only get better as the season progresses if you can snag him.
Things are picking up even more this in dynasty circles:
- Lance Dunbar and Philip Tanner have been playing well in camp which means Joseph Randle is behind. We looked at Randle in our rookie running back series. At the moment, you’d be best to avoid Randle.
- Christian Ponder is ‘consistently inconsistent.’ Sounds about right. Vikings receivers are on notice.
- Reuben Randle is doing well in place of Hakeem Nicks at Giants camp. At 6′ 3″ and 210 pounds, Randle could easily replace Nicks should the Giants choose not to re-sign him. Grab Randle if you can.
- Kevin Kolb is talking up Robert Woods in Buffalo. We looked into Woods long-term value in our rookie wide receiver series. He’s definitely someone to keep on the radar as well.
Lots coming up today. Stay tuned.