Repeat performance?: According to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Green Bay Packers wideout Jordy Nelson has been the “best”so far in training camp. With Greg Jennings lined up opposite Nelson, defenses had their share of headaches trying to contain the duo in 2011, forced to pick their poison.
The result was Nelson finishing second among all fantasy football wide receivers with 216.30 total points. With a current ADP of 41.28 and his potential to again post good numbers, Nelson carries great value as a No. 2 WR in drafts.
No joke: As NFL.com fantasy guru Michael Fabiano points out in the fantasy mailbag, Seattle Seahawks wideout Terrell Owens has already been lining up at Sidney Rice’s flanker position. Though he was running with the second-team, it does speak to the concerns coaches have about Rice’s injury history. Owens isn’t a likely candidate to be selected in fantasy football drafts, but he will be a player to keep tabs on as a potential waiver-wire pickup. The veteran hasn’t played a down since 2010, but given the depleted Seahawks receiving corps, his chances of seeing significant action make him worth a look.
Potent combination: NFL.com’s Chad Reuter reports Detroit Lions wideout Titus Young has “showcased the quickness that spurred the Lions to take him in the second round of the 2011 draft.” The team has also moved him “outside on some plays,” giving defenses another look in what Reuter believes will be one of the league’s “most potent” offenses. Young is currently ranked 57th among fantasy wide receivers, and can be selected in the later-rounds as a reserve. Considering the Boise State product had 25 fewer receptions yet still scored three more touchdowns than Nate Burleson in 2011, he could be one of the better draft day values.
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