Fantasy Football Intel Report 1.1
Melvin Gordon, RB San Diego Chargers
Source- Eric D. Williams, ESPN Staff Writer
According to ESPN, Melvin Gordon is going to be the feature back in San Diego this upcoming NFL season. Ryan Matthews moved on in free agency, and Danny Woodhead is returning from an ankle injury that was sustained last year. As of now, according to the report, Gordon will be the early down back, Woodhead will be the third down back, and Brown and Oliver will fill in as change of pace backs.
Analysis: It’s still a little early to state where exactly a player’s spot is within the depth chart. At the moment, it seems that Gordon will get most of the work, but Woodhead may vulture some touchdowns from him. Also, in the article, it was reported that Gordon has proven to be the better receiving back. Keep an eye out on the San Diego backfield, or don’t. Either way, we’ll keep you in the know.
DeAndrew White, WR San Francisco 49ers
Source- Tyler Emerick, 49ers Correspondant
From draft day snub, to quite possibly stud, DeAndrew White has been gaining a lot of attention this offseason. According to multiple sources within the organization, every time they look up, White has been making plays. Media members used to have to check their roster sheets, but nobody needs to do that nowadays.
Analysis: White could be one of those under the radar type of players. I’m not to excited about this news yet. We have to remember that it’s still OTA’s and training camps. Some players tend to breakout during this period, but then fail to produce on the field. We’ll monitor his progress and watch his preseason games. By then, it should be pretty obvious where he stands. Right now, I’m not convinced he’s worth taking in a fantasy draft.
Ka’Deem Carey, RB Chicago Bears
Source- Fantasy Pros via Jake Perper
He rushed 36 times and earned 158 yards last year, and Ka’Deem Carey says he’s fighting to earn a spot on the Bears roster this year. Matt Forte is a lock as the starter, and they have added Jacquizz Rodgers, Daniel Thomas, rookie Jeremy Langford and second year pro Senorise Perry. Carey has categorized the competition as “exciting” and has stated that if you have earned a spot “you must be a very good back”.
Analysis: He’s not lying here folks. Even if Carey makes the team, that doesn’t mean he’s a lock at the No. 2 spot. All offseason, I have considered Carey the handcuff to Forte. With some possible self doubt, this could turn the tables for owners selecting a handcuff for Forte. As soon as we hear any news on who’s where in this crowded backfield, we’ll update the viewers. I
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