revolutionary tools.  groundbreaking articles.  proven results.

The Lowdown: Cards Love John Brown, Arian Foster & Gronk


John Brown:

The John Brown hype in Arizona continues to grow. The Arizona G.M. LOVES John Brown.

“I haven’t seen a rookie come in and do what he’s done — and it’s early still — since Anquan Boldin,” Keim said. “This guy came through the first day, and being from Pittsburgh State, has uncanny instincts, unbelievable understanding of route concepts, leverage, being in the right spot at the right time.”

Of course, there sometimes are numerous players who get hyped up during training camp and preseason, but never amount to anything. However, I don’t think this is the case for Brown.

Matthew Freedman marked Brown all the way back to June as one of the rookies to acquire this year. A month prior to that, because of a comment made by Freedman,  Davis Mattek decided to delve into the small wide receiver. Fantasy Douche also explored the possibility that John Brown could reach 800 yards as a rookie.

 Rob Gronkowski:

Per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, apparently the guarantee of Gronk being ready for week 1 is 50/50.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Gronkowski’s anticipated Week One availability sits at 50-50, with perhaps a shade above the even-money proposition.  It’s not a surprise; given the many surgeries and complications Gronkowski has endured in the past two years, there’s no reason to be reckless with his health.

Gronk currently still holds an ADP of 3.03 according to Fantasy Football Calculator. His recent injury history appears not to be much of an issue for most people. I tend to be a more conservative drafter, so I may avoid Gronk entirely. If you’re looking for a secondary option at TE with somebody who matches Gronk, physically, Davis Mattek might have the perfect candidate for you.

Arian Foster & Andre Johnson:

Arian Foster and Andre Johnson both returned to practice today. On August 12th  Bill O’Brien stated-

“If they were ready to go, we’d put them out there,” O’Brien said. “It wouldn’t be for 100 reps. They’d basically ease them back into practice, but that’s a day-to-day thing. If they said and the trainers said that they felt like they were ready to go, then we’d ease them back into the practices against Atlanta.”

Foster was marked in our RotoViz Roundtable as an overvalued player that we won’t touch in 2014. I’m also reluctant to select Foster this year, especially at his current ADP. You can read more here, about how Foster could be kryptonite for your fantasy team. If you’re searching for a long shot RB with Arian Foster upside, Fantasy Douche may have found him for you.

 Tony Romo:

After off-season back surgery, Romo is set to make an appearance in Saturday’s preseason game against the Ravens.

“I think you have to play in the preseason,” Romo said.  “Obviously, some people can’t, but I do know from my perspective, this game is not just something where you can show up and think that you can do it.  I think it’s been proven far too many times that if you take too long of a break or don’t get reps under you that you will be exposed in certain areas.  I’m a firm believer that you have to play football to get better at football.  Football’s a way of life.  It’s not just [a] sometimes thing.  It’s an all-the-time thing if you’re going to be a great player, and I think if you have the opportunity to play, you’ve got to play.”

Fantasy Douche believes that Romo’s health creates a risk for Dez and DeMarco Murray. However, I make a case for why you shouldn’t be afraid to draft him this year. Obviously, we’ll want to monitor how he produces in the preseason and if his back going to be a concern. If all systems are a go for Romo, then sign me up.

recent and related...

in case you missed it...

Bracket Busting: For All The Marbles

High-stakes writers Monty Phan and John Lapinski chronicle their entry in the FFPC Super Bracket contest. The Super Bracket regular season runs for just 11 weeks, and the league is far from decided. After a solid win last week, we’re right back in the thick of it. Here are the

Read More

Week 11 Yahoo! DFS Picks

Identifying my Week 11 NFL DFS picks was easier than it’s ever been thanks to the continued work of our apps development team. The NFL Stat Explorer, the DFS Lineup Optimizer, and our world-famous Game Splits App are three windows I never close on my screen. Let’s build a plan

Read More

Week 11 Primetime Slate DFS Breakdown

Who are the best plays for the Week 11 DFS primetime slate on DraftKings and FanDuel? Tyler Loechner runs through notes on the primetime short slate featuring SNF/MNF games.1 DSF Week 11 Primetime Slate DFS Week 11 Primetime Slate theory thoughts: The two games on this slate are dramatically different

Read More

High Staked: Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

Veteran high stakes fantasy football player Monty Phan chronicles his season. Welcome to Week 11 in FFPC high stakes, where, once again, we’re reminded that there’s a big difference between what we think should happen and what actually occurs. For a lot of teams, it’s – mercifully – the final

Read More

Week 12 Waiver Wire Advice: Top Targets At Each Position

Looking for Week 12 waiver wire advice for fantasy football? You’ve come to the right place. We’ll give you some of the top targets at each position so that when you submit a waiver claim, you do it with confidence. This article will run through the top players available in

Read More

Sign-up today for our free Premium Email subscription!

© 2019 RotoViz. All rights Reserved.