Fantasy Football 2013
Fantasy Football Daily: Checking in on Gordon, Ivory and more
August 1, 2013
With training camps in full swing across the NFL, there’s been a rush of new fantasy information to digest this week. With that in mind, let’s take a look at which players are making headlines out there and see what it means for the upcoming fantasy season. Here’s the latest.
Josh Gordon, WR, Cleveland Browns: Gordon has had a pretty busy week, and not for anything good. He’s been sitting out practice since Monday with patellar tendinitis in his knee, but the good news is that he’s not expected to need an MRI and should be back to work in a couple of days.
Gordon is a supremely talented wide receiver, but he’s had issues with maturity and work ethic. Even with his two-game suspension looming, we like him as a sleeper pick in fantasy. (That is, if he can avoid further issues.)
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Chris Ivory, RB, New York Jets: Ivory is another name we like as a mid-level fantasy back, and he didn’t have the greatest day yesterday either. He attempted to practice but had to stop after his ailing hamstring began to give him trouble.
That said, this injury isn’t expected to be a major issue for Ivory. The Jets’ apparent No. 1 RB should be good to go in the coming days and is a nice value for where he’s going in the fantasy draft.
Percy Harvin, WR, Seattle Seahawks: While we’re on the subject of NFL players who have had lousy weeks, let’s check in on Harvin. Today is surgery day for the Seahawks’ star WR, and after the procedure on his hip we’ll get a clearer picture of what his recovery status may be.
Word is that Harvin may be able to return by Week 13, but that’s just speculation at this point. Meanwhile, Golden Tate and the rest of the Seattle receivers get a fantasy bump in his absence.
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, Denver Broncos: Rodgers-Cromartie suffered a scary-looking injury during the Broncos’ practice yesterday, but it’s apparently not as bad as it seemed at the time. He suffered a high-ankle sprain on his left leg, and had to be carted off the field. As long as it doesn’t linger, the prognosis for a recovery is pretty solid.
Rodgers-Cromartie figures to play an active role in what’s shaping up to be a very potent fantasy defense, so he’ll be a player to watch in IDP formats. If Denver can live up to their expectations, they’ll be a top-five squad.
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