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Fantasy Football Intel Report 1.5


Andrew Quarless, TE Green Bay Packers

Source- ESPN via The Associated Press

Andrew Quarless was arrested Saturday and charged with discharging a firearm in public. According to a witness, Quarless was riding in a black Porsche with three other people around 5 a.m. Saturday when they pulled up to a car full of women. An arrest affidavit says the football player and another man approached the car. It said the conversation eventually escalated, and a witness told authorities he heard the women yelling for Quarless and his friend to leave them alone. Shortly after Quarless fired two-three shots in the air and fled the scene, he was found and arrested.

Analysis: It has been reported that Quarless is still in custody, and could be subject to suspension under the NFL’s personal conduct policy. The Packers are already going to miss defensive end Datone Jones in the season opener against their division rival Chicago Bears. Without knowing the length of the inevitable suspension, it’s hard to say where this bumps Richard Rodgers up in the rankings, if at all. We’ll watch what happens with Quarless, and reasses the damage from there.

Trae Waynes, CB Minnesota Vikings

Source- Kevin Patra, Contributor

Josh Robinson has suffered a partially torn pectoral muscle, opening the door for more playing time for rookie teammate Trae Waynes. The injury could reportedly keep Robinson out for the remainder of training camp, and he may ultimately land on the PUP list.

Analysis: This does hurt the Vikings. Robinson played 690 snaps last season, recording three picks and eight passes defended. Trae Waynes will need to step up for the Vikes, but I believe he will. We knew Waynes was going to get a share of playing time, but now that time should be increased. If you’re in an IDP league, I would take him late and as a backup. We’ll monitor his progress and see if his role gets substantially bigger.

Andre Williams, RB New York Giants

Source- Steve Painter, Fantasy Pros Correspondent

Andre Williams is expected to be the Giants goalline back. He scored seven touchdowns in that role last year. The Giants have made another addition to this RBBC by signing Shane Vereen this offseason. It also appears that Rashad Jennings will be the main starter on this team.

Analysis: As I noted above, the Giants are going to be a RBBC this season. With Rashad Jennings being the opening starter, Shane Vereen being the passing down back, and Williams as the goalline back. It’ll be difficult to pick who’s going to score the most from week to week on this roster, as each player is capable of big games. We’ll keep an eye on the Giants and see if any of these players see an increased role in this crowded backfield.

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