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Ep146 Fantasy Football Auction Podcast
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We have a great show for you tonight – tonight we are going to break down our home league draft in an attempt to help you all get ready for your last drafts of the off-season.
But of course, our analysts, they are always here
He’s actually helping some buddies auctioneer a draft as we speak – Bucketts – How many QBs have been bought already?
He’s back at the hockey rink 5 nights a week – Blistr – How’s the team shaping up?
If you guys are ready, then I’m ready – let’s cock the hammer it’s time for action!
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Teddy Bridgewater suffered a non-contact injury today at practice. The injury was quickly identified as a dislocated knee. The injury was stabilized, and he was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and evaluation. After undergoing an MRI, it was determined that Teddy suffered a complete tear to his ACL and other structural damage.
The statement went on to say there appears to be no nerve or arterial damage. Surgical repair will be scheduled within the next few days. Although the recovery time will be significant, we expect Teddy to make a full recovery, it said.
It’s a major blow to Minnesota’s Super Bowl hopes and the overall upside of the team’s passing game, including Stefon Diggs. Shaun Hill is a capable backup, though the team may want to trade for depth (or a potential starter) at the position. Hill has a career 62.0% completion rate, and a 49-to-30 TD-to-INT ratio. His career 6.8 YPA is a half-yard less than the league average (7.3 YPA) in 2015. While Bridgewater is more of a game-manager, Hill is known as a gunslinger who’s willing to take some chances, so this isn’t a major downgrade for the Vikings‘ skill position players.
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John Brown, who is still suffering recurring headaches from a July 31 concussion.
Although Brown returned to practice last week, he’s not prepared to declare himself ready for Week 1.
“I’m just taking it one day at a time,” Brown said Monday, via The Arizona Republic. “My focus right now is just being able to practice, just being able to get through a full practice.”
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Brown noted that this is his first career concussion, and he felt “fine” after Monday’s practice. Coach Bruce Arians continues to take a cautious approach with the third-year wideout and Arians said he’s been concerned the whole time. J.J. Nelson and Jaron Brown are next up on the depth chart should John Brown not be able to go.
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Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles is behind schedule from his knee injury. The Chiefs said during the offseason that barring a setback, Charles would be ready to participate when training camp started.
There was no setback, but Charles wasn’t ready for the start of camp. He hasn’t regained the role – full-time featured back – he had before last season’s torn ACL.
Charles was back and a playing full time by this point of his return from his previous ACL tear, in 2012. But he was four years younger then
“I’m happy where I’m at,’’ Charles said. “Every time is always different than the first time. I can’t treat it like when I had the first ACL. I’ve got to treat it different.
“The first time I tore it the second game (of the season). This time I tore it the fifth game. So it’s totally different. The doctor told me when I had (this injury), ‘Don’t do it like you did the first one because it’s totally different.’ Every knee is different.’’
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In the meantime, Spencer Ware generally gets a lot of the starter’s snaps in practice.Charcandrick West gets some. Sometimes there are a few left for Charles, too, the story said. Ware and West proved to be more than capable NFL backs last season filling in for Charles. So even if Charles can play Week 1, owners have to wonder just how many snaps he’ll get. He’ll likely be eased back in – at best. It’s possible his workload is reduced even if he’s back to full strength.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers walked away from last season with an affinity for Jesse James but unsure if that relationship would graduate to love. The signing of tight end Ladarius Green to a four-year deal confirmed that status.
Now that Green will start the season on the physically unable to perform list, the Steelers need the love to flow through the Three Rivers.
It is officially Jesse James time. And he’s ready.
“I feel really good. I feel confident,” said James, who recorded four catches for 25 yards and a touchdown against New Orleans last week. “I want to be a primary option for us.”
The story didn’t predict James would become a primary option, but did feel, at 6-6, he’s a huge red zone target with sure hands. He works hard at blocking and isn’t elite but wants to get better, the story said. It sounds like he could make for a lower-end TE1 or high-end TE2 fantasy option if all goes well. Ben Roethlisberger likes to target the TE so it may just be a matter of gaining James’ trust in key situations as well as the red zone.
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