Happy Wednesday everybody. I know this is going to be hard for you to concentrate today because your Los Angeles Kings are in the Stanley Cup Finals (which start tonight at 5 p.m.), but can we at least try to get through some fantasy content?
Blackmon needs to ask more questions: One of the most anticipated rookie debuts this season is WR Justin Blackmon in Jacksonville, who gives QB Blaine Gabbert some options (along with Laurent Robinson). But coach Mike Mularkey wants the young receiver to ask more questions. Here would be my first question: “What the heck is wrong with Gabbert?” But that’s just me. However, what Mularkey is getting at is Blackmon is having trouble absorbing all of the playbook, according to his coach.
“When he knows (the playbook), it’s pretty good stuff,” Mularkey told the team’s official site during Tuesday’s practice session.
Blackmon is going to be overvalued in most fantasy drafts this year because of his promise and the success of A.J. Green last year, but I’m advising enthusiasts to avoid him. I’m still not sold he’s an NFL-ready receiver, plus there’s the whole Gabbert thing.
Super healer: Recovering Giants WR Hakeem Nicks believes he will return in time for Giants training camp, though team officials are calling that overly optimistic. Domenik Hixon has lined up opposite Victory Cruz in team workouts, but expect Nicks to be the starter for the season opener. But Hixon will have some late-round value as he takes on a role similar to what Mario Manningham contributed last season. In fact, Hixon might be a good option in those early weeks as Nicks gets back up to speed.
Aren’t we all? Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald is looking to drop a few pounds this offseason. Yeah, join the club! But come on, with a long holiday weekend, who could resist adding a few lbs? Well, Fitzgerald wants to drop five pounds before training camp starts. Is anybody really worried about this? I mean, you should be worried if I can do it, but Fitzy should have no problems.
For the record, you can submit your fantasy questions to NFL Fantasy Live, Michael Fabiano or me on Twitter. But realize, NFL Fantasy Live has 40,000 followers, and Fabiano has 50,000. Me? Just 13. See, the odds are better that I will answer your question, so hit me up both via Twitter or via Facebook. Also be sure to catch the latest “Dave Dameshek Football Program.”