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Preseason stock watch

Posted on: August 11, 2008 5:09 pm
Just finished writing the first preseason stockwatch following the full slate of games from this weekend. You'll notice a list of guys underneath the stock up and stock down, and here's my explanation why.

Other STOCK UP players:
Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta - Threw a touchdown pass to Roddy White in NFL debut.
Jason Campbell, QB, Washington - Has looked solid in picking up the new offense and all reports are he looks great in camp.
Chad Pennington, QB, Miami - Guaranteed to start for the Dolphins, which makes him a No. 2 option once again.
Jon Kitna, QB, Detroit - Looked sharp against the Giants and threw a touchdown to Roy Williams.
LaMont Jordan, RB, New England - Made a nice impression as he fights to win the job as Laurence Maroney's backup.
Jacob Hester, RB, San Diego - Scored two touchdowns to take early lead in fight for LaDainian Tomlinson's backup with Darren Sproles.
Andre Hall, RB, Denver - Played well in preseason opener against Houston and got boost with Ryan Torain's injury.
Michael Bush, RB, Oakland - Scored his first NFL touchdown in preseason game against San Francisco. Should be goal-line back.
Calvin Johnson, WR, Detroit - Had a solid preseason debut against the Giants and is poised for a breakout year.
DeSean Jackson, WR, Philadelphia - Played well in NFL debut against Pittsburgh and got reps with the first team.
Steve Breaston, WR, Arizona - Has a chance to be the Cardinals' No. 3 WR and played well with Anquan Boldin (hamstring) out.
Robert Meachem, WR, New Orleans - Went from nothing last year to dominant in preseason debut against New Orleans. Is now draftable.
Tony Scheffler, TE, Denver - What foot problems? He played well against Houston.
Other STOCK DOWN players:
Marc Bulger, QB, St. Louis - An interception and six missed throws is a bad way to start the season.
Trent Edwards, QB, Buffalo - Looked unimpressive going 1-of-5.
Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore - Looked like a rookie making his debut.
Josh McCown, QB, Miami - Demoted from potential starter with Pennington coming on board.
Tatum Bell, RB, Detroit - He handed the job to Kevin Smith with his outing against the Giants.
Warrick Dunn, RB, Tampa Bay - Doesn't appear to be the backup to Earnest Graham with Cadillac Williams still out.
Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Giants - He's the third string behind Brandon Jacobs and Derrick Ward.
Steven Jackson, RB, St. Louis - The longer the holdout goes the worse his Fantasy value is.
Joey Galloway, WR, Tampa Bay - Old players with injuries are a concern.
Ernest Wilford, WR, Miami - He didn't start the preseason opener and is having problems catching the ball.
Plaxico Burress, WR, Giants - Ankle injury is becoming a headache.
Braylon Edwards, WR, Cleveland - You can thank Donte Stallworth for ruining his preseason

Category: NFL

Since: Nov 4, 2007
Posted on: August 13, 2008 11:10 pm

Preseason stock watch

Great stuff Jamey,

You nailed Meachem. Big concern coming in but looked ridiculous on both the deep ball and later on the crossing route where he outran everybody for 50 plus. Just the type of guy Brees will look for often, maybe a good guy to pick late as a sleeper to play in spots where they use a man D that he could out run. Maybe not so much against a cover two like Tampa.

Also nailed Breaston, he's definitely a strong 3rd guy for the cards. Bet he gets 50 balls and 6-8 TDs.

You may one to add Hightower, rookie RB as a possible sleeper as well. Big Strong so they will use him up close and he has enough speed to turn a thre yd run into 10-15. I think Edge is on the way down so he might get more carries than you might think. Arrington is not the real deal but it will take a few eeks for everybody to find out. I'd pass on Hightower in the draft but keep an eye on him as a pick up around week 8 when Arrington get exposed as a poser and Edge gets tired. 

Since: Jul 19, 2007
Posted on: August 12, 2008 4:41 pm

Preseason stock watch

Stallworth did do the gashing, but what the hell was Braylon sprinting in his socks for??

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