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QUICK THOUGHTS: Preseason Week 2

It’s the 2nd week of preseason football, which usually means starters played about a full quarter. Let’s examine what happened and what we should start thinking about to prepare for the regular season. Let’s Dive In!


Tyler Boyd is the WR2 in this Bengals offense opposite of A.J. Green

In the draft process, I had his NFL comparison to Keenan Allen of the San Diego Chargers. After 2 weeks of preseason football, I might have been on to something. He continues to make plays and be a consistent threat in the offense. In this offense, his upside could be 70+ receptions and over 800 yards. We need to start viewing him as more than just a rookie, but a possible young receiver with WR2/WR3 potential in fantasy.


Who will win the Denver Starting QB Job?

Will it be young draftee Paxton Lynch with his mobility and big arm? Will it be Trevor Siemian who seems to have the coaches excited? Will it be Mark Sanchez, or otherwise known as “the butt fumble” guy? It seems to be an absolute toss-up at this point. Examining what I have seen on the field and their situation, I think I can make one decision that I can feel confident about: It won’t be Mark Sanchez. He is stopgap and a veteran backup at best. I think they start the season with Trevor Siemian. And if things aren’t going well, it will be Paxton Lynch’s time to shine.


I wouldn’t touch the Ravens’ RBBC

Justin Forsett, Terrance West, Javorius Allen, and Kenneth Dixon haven’t been able to figure this out during the preseason. The nod goes to the proven veteran right now in Forsett, but he may not be the most talented of the group. I’m not sure this gets settled until midway through the season unless a couple of injuries happen early in the season. I would avoid the Ravens’ backfield until somebody proves themselves as the lead dog.


The Titans may have a very intriguing offensive strategy, but it may be bad news for Fantasy owners

A continuation of a thought I had after Week 1 of the preseason is the curious case of the Titans’ running back situation. They are heading into the season with the mentality of smashmouth football. The problem may be that even if the game plan is somewhat successful, it may not be beneficial for fantasy owners. It may be DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry splitting carries and not having a true lead back. This means the upside is not elite running back status in the fantasy world. There may be one week where Murray runs for over 100 yards, but Henry came into the game and scored two goal line TDs that would have been Murray’s in a one-back scenario.


Is Terrelle Pryor the real deal at Wide Receiver for the Browns?

Josh Gordon and Corey Coleman not being able to play has been great for Pryor and his “development” as a wide receiver. I think he may be past the developmental stage in a sense that he can be a deep threat on this team. Losing Travis Benjamin in the offseason has opened up an opportunity for Pryor to find his niche in the NFL. Pryor is a very impressive athlete and could be a big-play deep threat in an NFL offense. I would be more excited for the Browns offense if Terrelle Pryor was opposite of Gordon on the outside while Coleman was in the slot. That seems like a dangerous trio of wide receivers, right? Robert Griffin III would have plenty to work with, right? We are talking about the Browns though…….


Dak Prescott is a Beast

Just a reminder, that in last week’s edition of Quick Thoughts about how I talked about Prescott being a good option as a handcuff to Tony Romo.


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