I just want you to
think about this for a second. Amendola (when he wasn't injured)
flourished as a ram with Bradford at quarterback, becoming one of the
best slot receivers in football. Bradford was consumed by defences
constantly because of a struggling offensive line, which resulted in
numerous sacks and aborted plays. It is these plays that could have
boosted Amendola's stats far greater then what they were.
This is why when
Amendola got shipped off to New England, I couldn't help but think
that he could quickly become a top 3 scoring receiver in fantasy. Not
only is his quarterback Tom Brady, which should boost any receivers
fantasy value instantly, but the offensive line in New England is far
superior then that of the rams in 2011 and 2012, giving Amendola far
more time to set up for down field plays.
But it is not just
this. Brandon Lloyd is gone and the Patriots receiving group is
looking a little bit weaker. On top of that, the Patriots have put a
fairly big investment into Amendola signing him to a rather generous
contract. They are going to want Amendola to fit into the passing
attack as soon as possible, and to establish a working relationship
between him and Brady.
Look for Brady to be
targeting Amendola a lot throughout the season.
Russel Wilson, Seattle
He has a defence that
will get teams off the field quick. He has lynch in the backfield.
Percy Harvin is catching his balls. He can run if he is in trouble
but doesn't take the hits. Rarely turns the ball over... I can't
even be bothered explaining how good he is going to be this year. It
is all pretty self-explanatory. He will have an unreal season.
Robert Griffin III,
Washington Redskins, QB
It's dangerous times
for Griffin and the Redskins. Coming off that horrific acl injury
against Seattle in the playoffs, Griffin is pushing for a round 1 or
2 return after claims that he has had a 'superhuman recovery'. I
think this is fantastic news, but here are a 2 quick reasons why I
think we will never see the same quarterback compared to his debut
season, and why his fantasy value is on the decline.
Very minimal designed
runs for Griffin: The redskins can't afford to break the
quarterback they gave up all those first rounders to get. They have
seen what making him run so often can do. It isn't pretty. So look
for a reduction in fantasy points coming from his legs.
Defences catching on:
The Redskins last year were so heavily built on misdirection and ball
fakes due to the fact that they had a running quarterback. This
attributed heavily to Griffins success. However, now that Griffins
running game could be drastically minimized to protect him, it could
be just the thing the defence needs to figure everything out about
the Redskins, making life that much harder for Griffin.
I strongly urge you to
think before you draft Griffin if he was somebody you were
considering. Being unable to assess his preseason form, you will have
to draft him blind going into the season. I really don't think he
is worth the risk.
New York Jets
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vuvz15OjCVc (Just in case you all forgot about
Avoid everyone on this
team like the plague. They're bad news.
One to watch:
Jared Cook, St. Louis
With the loss of
Amendola and Gibson, Sam Bradford will be looking for a new number 1
target, and now with the inclusion of Jake Long, he may finally have
time to find his receivers.
But is Cook the guy?
Right now I don't know yet. He could be anything. Reports say that Cook will become Bradfords new number 1 target, but I'd wait and see.
you keep an eye on him and how he fits into the Rams offense, you
could find yourself getting a steal at the tight end position.