Britt could require surgery: One of the most talented young wideouts in the NFL, Kenny Britt was on pace to have a breakout season in 2011 before suffering a torn ACL. Feedback on his recovery seemed to be positive, at least until Titans coach Mike Munchak’s recent comment about Britt possibly needing a second surgery. “I think it always is (possible),” he told TitansInsider. “I don’t know if he will at some point, but I think that’s something that’s common with that injury.” If another procedure is required, it would likely be similar to an arthroscopic clean-up rather than a major operation. Still, fantasy owners need to keep tabs on this situation. Britt has the tools to be a No. 1 wideout in all formats, but coming off an ACL reconstruction and possibly a second surgery would make it tough to draft him as more than a No. 2 option.
McFadden looking healthy: The Oakland Tribune reports that Darren McFadden, who missed nine games last season with a serious foot sprain, “is on track to make a successful return to the field.” What’s more, running backs coach Kelly Skipper also said the talented runner is “making cuts at full speed.” That’s great news for McFadden’s 2012 fantasy value, but it’s still tough to overlook the fact that he hasn’t played a full season at the NFL level due to various ailments. So while he will be worth a second- or third- round pick as a No. 1 runner, McFadden is a huge risk-reward player. Taiwan Jones looks like his handcuff heading into camp.
Tim Hightower back in D.C.: Hightower announced on his Twitter page that he’ll be back with the Redskins for the 2012 campaign. He played well at the start of last season, but missed significant time after tearing his left ACL in Week 7. Now six months removed from the reconstructive procedure, Hightower will compete with Roy Helu and Evan Royster for backfield work. Considering how coach Mike Shanahan left fantasy owners scratching their heads last season, it’s going to be tough to trust any Redskins runner as more than a low-end No. 2 option. Even Helu, the most valuable fantasy back on the roster, is a risk in 2012 drafts.