Week Three Preseason Fantasy Newsworthy Athletes

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Preseason is more of a period where fantasy owners get over zealous in hyping their player’s and over all roster. Do not get to the point where you’re tinkering so much with the bottom of your roster that you’re subbing off and on with the waiver wire already. It’s uncalled for. Be patient. Here are some newsworthy players though that did a little more for themselves, especially for drafts coming up this week.

Jared Cook- I’ve never been big on guys rejoining their old coaches and expecting great things. That’s all people keep saying about Cook and Jeff Fisher. But Saturday, Cook showed great burst and size over the middle for the Rams. He used his speed on getting open for a couple of seam routes with Bradford, and then used his size and leaping ability to snare a touchdown pass from Bradford.

Brandon Gibson- I profiled a post about Gibson yesterday. He did a solid job Saturday with five catches for over forty yards and a touchdown. It should have been two touchdowns for Gibson. With Miami looking for a tight end to step up and not getting it, Gibson is going to be a guy Tannehill leans on even more.

Kenbrell Thompkins- It’s a game of who knows when it comes to the Patriots receivers behind Danny Amendola. I wouldn’t expect Thompkins or Dobson to explode on a week to week basis but one is going to emerge to have more value—it’s just inevitable. Thompkins had a slew of catches and over 100 yards in Saturday’s poor outing by the Patriots. Thompkins filled the role that the Patriots have used over the years with Welker and now Amendola, as Amendola sat out the game. He’ll be on the field but do not expect the slot receiver catches consistently from Thompkins.

Brandon Stokely- There is a reason why Stokely keeps hanging on and signing with quality franchises. At his veteran age, Stokely still has great route running and hands to play in the NFL. I’m not sold on Jacoby Jones, and the threat of Stokely filling the Anquan Boldin role might not be as big of a drop off as people think. The flare after the catch will not be there, but Stokely can be a great third and short and third down option for Flacco. He had three catches for over forty yards against the Panthers Thursday.

Michael Floyd- Floyd already looks much better than he did last preseason. He caught on in the Cardinals offense in the second half of 2012 and seems to be carrying that over into 2013. Attention is not going to be on him, as teams know all about Larry Fitzgerald and even Andre Roberts. Expect Floyd to develop nicely with Palmer, as he caught a neat back of the end zone beaut from Palmer in yesterday’s loss to San Diego.

Alshon Jeffrey- Cutler loves to air out the ball, and new head coach Marc Trestman is going to emphasize to Cutler that he needs to stay off the radar lock feed with Brandon Marshall. If he listens games like Jeffrey had Thursday should keep increasing (7 catches for nearly 80 yards).

Aldrick Robinson- Someone is going to fill the aging Santana Moss’s role and Robinson may be that guy. Pierre Garcon still has to prove his health over the long haul as well. Robinson is not a guy to jump on immediately but is one to keep an eye on. He had nearly 60 yards receiving with a touchdown against the Bills.
Joique Bell- Keep an eye on Bell as the Lions likely aren’t sold 100 per cent on Mikel LeShoure. It looks like the Lions will utilize Bush similarly to how Miami did, which will be to give him just enough carries to keep him fresh. Bell had five carries for over fifty yards against the Patriots.


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