Happy Thursday everybody. Well, that was an interesting couple of days, let’s see what’s shaking now.
Wallace wants to get paid: Steelers WR Mike Wallace is still available for those willing to spend a first-round pick. And if you ask me, this is the kind of guy the Jets should have been targeting instead of Tim Tebow. But the price for Wallace could be rather high. Reports out there suggest Wallace wants to be paid like Larry Fitzgerald, which isn’t happening. Wallace is good, but he’s not in the same class as Fitz and Calvin Johnson. That leads me to believe Wallace would instead give the hometown discount to Pittsburgh. If another team wants him, they are really going to need to knock his socks off. So when the smoke clears, expect Wallace to stay with the Steelers – that’s a much better fantasy wise than going to a place like San Francisco.
Brees still unsigned: We debated the impact of Sean Payton‘s suspension on Drew Brees on Wednesday, but our Gregg Rosenthal makes an interesting point in Around the League: Brees is still unsigned. Now, there’s not a chance Brees sits out this season. But the club really needs to make a move to give some stability to the situation. The longer Brees sits, the more tempted I’m going to be to move Tony Romo and Philip Rivers ahead of him. And trust me, I’m itching to do it. The Saints fans need some good news, and fantasy enthusiasts need some reassurance that Brees is going to be motivated for the upcoming season.
The receiver to own in Denver: The common wisdom is that Demaryius Thomas is now the Broncos receiver to draft with Peyton Manning back there. But don’t be so quick to make the assumption. Eric Decker could be the guy who benefits the most from Manning’s presence. Intrigued? Well, you should be. That was an awesome tease. And a cheap way to lure you into this week’s Like/dislike column. The Broncos receiver conjecture is there, plus so much more.
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