2013-08-06 11:00:00 EDT
We’ve reached the middle of the week, which means there are only a few more days until another heavy fantasy draft weekend. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look around the league at some of the noteworthy fantasy names out there and see what everyone’s up to right now. Here’s the latest.
Michael Floyd, WR, Arizona Cardinals: Floyd’s sleeper status was cemented a bit more yesterday, as it was announced that he’ll be starting opposite Larry Fitzgerald as the No. 2 receiver in Arizona. Floyd has earned high praise from new Cardinals QB Carson Palmer, and should be able to turn his potential into fantasy value.
Target Floyd in the later rounds as a backup, and you should end up with a solid WR who can fill in for bye weeks and injuries.
Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers: We’ll be watching this one closely. Cobb left yesterday’s practice due to a biceps injury, though the details were pretty scant. If this turns into an ongoing issue, it could potentially affect his status as one of the top-shelf WR names in fantasy. We’ll keep you posted on his condition.
Cobb will likely go inside the top 40 or so overall in your league.
Jordy Nelson, WR, Green Bay Packers: Let’s stick in Green Bay and take a look at Nelson. He’s coming off Monday’s knee surgery, and is expected to be out of action for the next 4-6 weeks. If he remains on schedule, he should be good to go for Week 1 against the 49ers.
Nelson is coming of a disappointing and injury-plagued season (12 games, 49 catches) but is still one of the higher-ranked fantasy WR names out there. If you wish to target him, you can expect to find him somewhere in the teens among those at his position.
Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, Indianapolis Colts: We don’t quite know who to believe here, but we’ll go ahead and throw the facts out there. Yesterday, Colts coach Chuck Pagano reported Heyward-Bey’s tests on his injured knee were negative and that he’s currently day-to-day. That contradicts a report from early in the week that said Heyward-Bey would be missing “a lot” of time with his injury.
Fantasy-wise, his condition will be of the utmost importance when it comes to value. As the No. 2 opposite Reggie Wayne, he’s a pretty solid name. If he loses that position to T.Y. Hilton, not so much.
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