Happy Monday, everybody.
Normally, I would make a joke here about all of the attention given to the Tim Tebow press conference, but I’m going to lead off with some Tebow news so it would be rather hypocritical.
Tebow to get plenty of opportunity: Jets coach Rex Ryan told NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora that Tebow could get up to 20 snaps per game. So while Mike Shanahan pioneered the running back by committee approach, also known as Shanahanigans, Ryan is taking it to a new level with the quarterback by committee. (Although, NFL historians will note former Cowboys coach Tom Landry rotated Roger Staubach and Craig Morton back in 1970s.)
Whoa, sorry about the tangent. So what does this mean for fantasy? Well, I’ve said this since the trade went down: This is great for fantasy, because now you won’t be tempted to take either guy. That is great news. If you’re looking for the guy with the highest upside, it’s Tebow because he’s going to be in the mix all year. Mark Sanchez isn’t going to take control of the job, but there is a chance Tebow becomes the primary starter. Not a good one, but one nonetheless.
Tamme signs with Broncos: Some expected many of the former Colts to flock to Denver to play with Peyton Manning, but Reggie Wayne re-upped in Indianapolis and Jeff Saturday signed with Green Bay. But there will be at least one familiar face for Manning, as Jacob Tamme has signed with the Broncos. While he doesn’t carry the same name recognition as Dallas Clark, Tamme did have success with Manning and the Colts in 2010, so it’s time to move the tight end up draft boards. Tamme had 631 yards and four touchdowns as he appeared in only eight games as a replacement for Clark in 2010.
Avery to the Colts: This one is near and dear to my heart, as Donnie Avery signed with the Colts to join Wayne and Austin Collie as the team’s top receivers. I don’t expect much from Avery, especially not early, but if Andrew Luck has some success this season, Avery could be a beneficiary. He’s someone to watch.
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