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  • Brandon 2:58 pm on August 11, 2009 Permalink
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    Updated the running back cheat sheet now with more rookies and backups, so make sure to head over and take a look before your draft!

  • Brandon 9:20 am on August 11, 2009 Permalink
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    Looks like the Jay Cutler and Devin Hester are already working well together and Matt Snyder from Fanhouse writes:

    “You’ll still be able to get Hester as a WR3 in the majority of fantasy leagues, and it’s looking like he’ll be an absolute steal.”

    I agree with Snyder and will definitely be targeting Hester in my draft this year, as I have a lot of faith that Cutler will get him the ball a lot. In the same article, Snyder writes about Darrius Heyward-Bey:

    “(he) is already dealing with his second training camp injury. First, it was a tweaked hamstring, and now it’s a bum toe. Even if he exits camp healthy, he’s got fantasy bust written all over him for 2009. Teammates Chaz Schilens and Johnnie Lee Higgins are being drafted later but will both have better seasons.”

    Seems he is pretty confident that Heyward-Bey will NOT be contributing to your fantasy team this year. While I’m not quite as pessimistic, it’s very hard to expect anything from Raiders receivers (besides TE Zach Miller) until we’ve seen that JaMarcus Russell has improved dramatically this preseason.

    • Matt 10:41 am on August 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      As I have for about half a decade now, I will be avoiding all Raiders players like the plague.

      As for Hester – looking good in training camp is one thing. But given the dearth of other receiving options on the Bears, if he does prove to be a viable receiving weapon, defenses are going to be able to focus on shutting him down. I don’t have a whole lot of faith in a guy who just started taking this whole receiver thing seriously to be able to beat NFL defenses who spend lots of time thinking about how to shut down the likes of Randy Moss, T.O., Steve Smith, etc. when he’s the only target those defenses really have to worry about.

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