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FANTASY FOOTBALL NEWS AND NOTES

Saturday, 16 August, 2014

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Thursday and Friday of the NFL preseason week two are in the books. Lets take a look at some risers in terms of fantasy football for this season.

Risers

Blake Bortles
Bortles shined last year at Central Florida and saw his stock rise to unparalleled heights. Being taken by Jacksonville the time table for him entering the field seems immediate. The team though has plans on bringing Bortles on slowly. We will have to see if that upholds based on Bortles strong preseason game against the Bears. It was on national television and he shined as a worthy controversial starter over Chad Henne. For now though look for Jacksonville to stick to the plan. Bortles is definitely a keeper league pick but nothing else of consideration.

Jordan Matthews
Chip Kelly’s plan to use Matthews all over the place showed promise Friday. Matthews had nine catches for over one hundred yards. Matthews rating amongst receivers still remains challenged, and should not be drafted higher than the top 30 range. We will need to see more from him before he becomes a true riser. All the Eagles quarterbacks threw a seemingly flawless game from completions versus attempts. Your not going to run and pickup Sanchez or Barkley so don’t do so with Matthews. Upside is there though.

Others: Brandon LaFell, Bishop Sankey, Justin Hunter, and Percy Harvin