Happy Thursday everybody. I’m sure nobody can concentrate on work today following the huge win by your Los Angeles Kings — not only America’s team, but also most of Canada’s team for this series, too. But let’s take a look at some of the top fantasy news.
Not another RBBC: I guess we shouldn’t be too surprised about teams doing their due diligence on players. But I’m not a fan of the St. Louis FC. Nor am I a fan of the Rams taking a look at Trent Richardson, as Gregg Rosenthal speculates in Around the League. St. Louis currently holds the sixth pick in the draft and the belief is Richardson is their guy. Awesome. Steven Jackson is one of the few featured running backs in the NFL, and putting Richardson in St. Louis would nuke the value of both guys. Not to mention, I’ve become attached to the notion of Richardson playing for the Browns because his value would be sky-high in Cleveland. As it would in Tampa Bay, too. So we’re probably over-thinking this here because St. Louis probably won’t get the chance to draft him.
Jones on the trade block: The Cowboys could trade away RB Felix Jones, according to reports. And again, this could be a case of a team doing its part to explore all opportunities to improve the ball club. But it would make a lot of sense. And not just from the fantasy angle, either. It was clear DeMarco Murray was a much better running back last year, and maybe it’s time for the team to part ways with Jones. The only problem is, I don’t see a huge market out there for Jones. But the obvious take-away here is Murray’s value would soar if Jones was traded.
Not cool, Billick: We don’t talk a lot about rookie quarterbacks because until Cam Newton last year, there hasn’t been much need to. But this warrants mentioning. NFL Network’s Brian Billick caused a stir when he compared Ryan Tannehill to JaMarcus Russell — one of the biggest draft busts in recent memory — during a radio interview. Our Marc Sessler caught up with Charley Casserly, who dismissed the notion. But I tend to agree with Billick here. There are a lot of teams desperate for a quarterback, and they are going to pay heavily for him. But at least it will be in Miami, where the fantasy situation is already toxic, so we can just write him off.
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