Happy Wednesday, everybody. Are you ready to do this thing?
49ers sign Smith: Well, it wasn’t Peyton Manning as a lot of the 49ers’ faithful had hoped, but Alex Smith is back in San Francisco. And good thing, too. Were we prepared for the Josh Johnson era in the Bay Area? (Actually, growing up as a Los Angeles Rams fan, having the 49ers suffer like this would have been hilarious. So to answer my own question, ‘yes.’) But what’s the fantasy impact? Well, Smith still has none. But him being there — instead of Johnson or Colin Kaepernick — keeps the value up for tight end Vernon Davis, who ranked eighth in fantasy points at his position last season. I’m expecting Michael Crabtree to be the best option at receiver, even with Randy Moss and Mario Manningham in the mix.
Bradshaw says he’s 100 percent healthy: Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw told the New York Post that he’s all healed up from a stress fracture which limited him to only 12 games in 2011. Bradshaw says he’s willing to do whatever the Giants want, but don’t move him too high up your draft list. Expect the Giants to find another running back to replace the departed Brandon Jacobs as Bradshaw will continue to split carries with somebody in 2012. Michael Bush is making the rounds, but there hasn’t been any link to Bush and the Giants as of yet. And from a fantasy perspective, let’s keep it that way. (Go to Cincinnati, Mike.)
Flynn calls out Dolphins: New Seahawks QB Matt Flynn said in a recent radio interview the Seahawks were an organization run by “the right type of people.” Meaning the Dolphins situation is as toxic as the Miami real estate market. So while Reggie Bush was once a guy I was high on going into the 2012 season, you can’t really trust anybody in the Dolphins’ offense. Well, especially when nobody can identify any of the team’s receivers. Well, I know Davone Bess because I follow Hawaii football. But that notwithstanding, stay away from Dolphins fantasy players.
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