Fantasy Football News Of The Day: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Fantasy Football News Of The Day

Welcome to the inaugural daily blog for fantasy football owners. A lot of things happen while you are at work or school. This is the place you can get daily fantasy football related information.  You can read about any fantasy player who made headlines, within the day that is worth worrying about, and our take on what it all means.  Enjoy!


The Good

Ajayi ‘most improved’ Dolphin this offseason

  • “He looks like a pro,” Offensive Coordinator Clyde Christensen said of the 2016 breakout back. “He’s a different guy from a year ago.” Ajayi was a tackle-breaking machine last season, but was inconsistent behind the Dolphins’ banged up offensive line. Christensen previously praised Ajayi’s passing-game improvement. Asked about coach Adam Gase’s comment that Ajayi could see 350 carries in 2017, Christensen said “we might need to increase Gase’s medication.”

Hopefully by now all of you dynasty owners of Jay Ajayi are excited for 2017. For you re-drafters, you better hop on the Ajayi train, because its leaving the station.  Jay Ajayi is currently my 9th running back off the board and 16th overall player in redraft format. As long as the Dolphins offensive line can stay healthy Ajayi could be primed for a top 10 fantasy football season. 

Tyreek Hill is Chiefs No. 1 receiver

  • Hill is taking over Maclin’s “Z” receiver position. It’s the focal point of Reid’s passing attack, and the spot he uses most often to create mismatches. Hill had little trouble creating mismatches as a rookie. There are reasons for caution as the Chiefs transition Hill from gadget status to No. 1 wide out, but the upside is undeniable. Hill could have a monster season.

Tyreek “The Freak” Hill, has officially been promoted to the number one receiver in Kansas City. This coming after the unexpected release of Jeremy Maclin. I wouldn’t get too over excited about this unless you have him in dynasty format.  Currently his ADP is 4.08 in PPR format, only 6 spots behind Travis Kelce. I have a hard time buying that high. Alex Smith is a perennial 3500 yard quarterback, and managed to make Jeremy Maclin seem mediocre. I’ll take Kelce in that offense and nothing more.


The Bad

Eric Decker out in New York?

  • Following Tuesday’s surprising release of team leader ILB David Harris, the Jets are gutting the roster as they wave the white flag and rebuild. It still seems more likely than not that Gang Green proceeds with Decker as its No. 1 wide out. Cutting Decker would create $5.75 million in cap space, but there’s nothing the Jets could do with that money at this point in the off season.

Arguably the most talented player left in the Jets organization, has been all but put on notice. His playing status is still up in the air and it appears the Jets are willing to get rid of all talent they have on their roster. Hopefully he comes back and contributes to a team that wants him. Not only because he is a fantasy football talent, but also because I miss seeing his wife on TV.  #SmokeShow  

Andrew Luck still not throwing

  • Coach Chuck Pagano said the team is “just following the protocol.” The Colts have been careful not to say Luck will be ready for the start of camp. There’s still no concern over Luck’s Week 1 status, but it’s possible he misses time in the preseason. Luck’s status figures to be updated regularly between now and the beginning of camp.

No luck in Indianapolis. I mean that figuratively and literally. Andrew Luck has not resumed throwing yet after shoulder surgery. Although there is currently no concern about his regular season availability, missing time in the off-season is never good for a quarterback with accuracy and offensive line troubles. Currently Luck is the 5th quarterback going off the board, but he is fetching a 5th round pick. For me to give up a 5th round you have to assume he will finish a top 5 quarterback in fantasy football.  In his first 5 seasons in the league, he has finished top 5 only twice. 


The Ugly

The Browns interested in Jeremy Maclin

  • ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Tuesday morning that Maclin could make a visit to Cleveland. When asked about the team’s reported interest, coach Hue Jackson said “that’s a good thing.” The Browns have intriguing pieces at wide out, but no proven depth behind new No. 1 Kenny Britt.
 Jeremy Maclin was released from Kansas City early this week. That’s not the ugly. As a matter of fact, it was a good thing.  Maclin has all the talent in the right organization to be a top fantasy football receiver.  The ugly is that he has been linked to teams like the Browns and the Bills. Neither team would be an upgrade for him with inconsistent quarterback play. The ideal landing spot for dynasty owners to get excited, and re-drafters to see value on his current 11.01 ADP would be Baltimore. Hopefully Flacco and Harbaugh can lure him into this happy offense.  

Chargers 1st Rounder WR Mike Williams will be sidelined until training camp.

  • Mike Williams has been injured since the first practice of rookie mini camp. Back injuries are worrisome, meaning Williams’ camp status is up in the air. It’s the last news the perennially-injured Chargers needed.
Phillip Rivers must feel like a character in Final Destination. Last year, Rivers saw everyone around him go down with injury. Keenan Allen, Danny Woodhead, Stevie Johnson, Melvin Gordon and Travis Benjamin just to name a few. The Final Destination sequel opens with 1st round pick Mike Williams being injured.  Williams will reportedly miss OTAs with a herniated disc. Owners are hopefully he can make it back by training camp. He will need all the time he can to get on the same page as Rivers. Currently, Williams is the 44th wide receiver going off the board, with an ADP of 9.01 in most fantasy football formats.