by Mike Cannici
Hey guys good morning, hope all is well. Our show last night was another big improvement over last weeks and our goal is to get better and better as time goes on. We had a few callers last night and have gotten some positive feedback which is greatly appreciated. Now on to the player news.
The big news of the day is Fox Sports John Czarnecki reported last night on a radio station that the Minnesota Vikings are prepared to offer a “high” draft pick in exchange for Vincent Jackson. The big factor in this situation is whether or not the league arbitrator will allow Jackson to avoid the roster exempt list. This would allow him to play in week 4 and be well worth a high draft choice for Jackson’s services with Sidney Rice out for a good chunk of the season. If someone didn’t take a chance on him in your draft, head out and grab him immediately, he should be owned in all leagues on upside alone. If Brett Favre were to get his hands on him, I can see at minimum, a repeat of last season’s numbers from Jackson even after 3 game suspension. The arbitrator is expected to rule on this sometime this afternoon, and a trade could be imminent shortly thereafter.
Browns QB Jake Delhomme has sat out practice for the second straight day with an ankle injury. My spin on this is I’d be very surprised if it wasn’t Seneca Wallace under center this Sunday against Kansas City. As I said in yesterday’s update, Delhomme shouldn’t be owned in 12 team leagues at the moment, but if you’re in a deep league or 2 QB league look for another option this week.
A report was leaked yesterday that the Packers were interested in trading for Bills RB Marshawn Lynch which would be a big hit to this weeks Waiver darling Brandon Jackson. According to NFL Networks’ Jason LaCanfora, the Bills are telling teams Lynch is not available. It looks like the Bills are holding onto Lynch as insurance for rookie CJ Spiller and Fred Jackson, especially since they have Lynch under contract at around $1 million for the next few seasons so there is no urgency to move him without maximum compensation. Lynch finished opening day with just 3 carries for 13 yards but keep an eye on the wire for him just on chance he gets moved to a backfield deprived team.
Raiders RB Michael Bush practiced fully Wednesday and is expected to play this week. However, we know last Wednesday he practiced fully as well and was still not on the active on game day so Bush’s status remains to be seen. They are playing the Rams this week so Bush could be in for a big day if active, as obviously McFadden’s value and touches will be cut at least in half.
Cardinals RB Beanie Wells was limited in practice Wednesday but Coach Whisenhunt is hopeful he practices fully on Friday. He is a risky play in week two regardless of him being active or not, especially against the stout Falcon defense.
In other Cardinals news, WR Early Doucet, who left last weeks game with what was thought as a groin injury, it is now feared that he has a sports hernia according to coach Whiz and may need surgery. That would keep him out for an extended period of time and they may even place him on IR to save the roster spot. You can drop him in all leagues right now except dynasty leagues.
Bronco receiver Eddie Royal, who had 8 catches for 98 yards last week, missed practice Wednesday. He was seen with his thigh heavily wrapped during Wednesday’s practice and is being considered some type of quad injury. His week 2 status is unknown, so check back later in the week for updates. SOURCE:Lindsay Jones on Twitter
Eagles backup QB Mike Vick will start this Sunday against Detroit, with Kevin Kolb out with concussion like symptoms. Vick is a must start this week against the weak Lion defense. Vick is the ultimate dual threat, who can run for 100yards and throw for 200 yards with a few scores. He’s in for a big week, so get him into your lineups.
In IDP news, Packer LB AJ Hawk, has thus far been limited to special teams duties. Hawk, who has averaged 74 tackles and 2 sacks each of his first 4 years, isn’t too happy about this arrangement and has now told the Green Bay Post Gazette that he open to being traded. AJ shouldn’t be owned in leagues right now, but if put into the right situation, he could have value as a low-end LB3 or high-end LB4. Monitor this situation closely in deep IDP leagues.
That’s it for significant player news for now. We will continuously update this information and don’t forget to check out the radio show tonight at www.blogtalkradio.com/fantasysavvy @ 11pm eastern time. Call in number is (714) 242-5148.