Adam Rank | Tags: NFL Fantasy football, Aaron Rodgers, Danny Amendola, Dennis Dixon, Dwayne Bowe, Green Bay Packers, James Jones, Jeff Fisher, Jordy Nelson, Michael Vick, Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles, Randall Cobb, Ronnie Hillman, St. Louis, Steven Jackson, Terrell Thomas
James Jones says he’s ready for No. 1 spot: Green Bay Packers WR James Jones was on “NFL AM” on Tuesday morning and said he was ready to be the top receiver for the team, if needed. “I’m ready. … I’m ready to take in that role if we don’t get Greg [Jennings] back,” Jones said. No surprises there. And really, it will be no surprise if Jennings does bolt this season. The Packers are expected to go much younger this year. Jones, Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson will all compete to be the No. 1 guy for the Packers in 2013. But, as Jones explained, it’s tough for one guy to truly stand out because Aaron Rodgers has a number of receivers to keep happy. Jones is still my third receiving option in Green Bay. Most of Jones’ production comes from his 14 touchdown receptions. The total doubled his previous high and he will be hard-pressed to reach that total again.
Jeff Fisher would ‘love’ for Steven Jackson to return to the team: Running back Steven Jackson is expected to void his $7 million contract, but his preference is to stay with the team. Coach Jeff Fisher told ESPN he would “love” to have Jackson return. If Jackson did test the free-agent market, the Denver Broncos could be in the mix, as the club would like a big back to go with Ronnie Hillman. But no matter where Jackson ends up, a word of caution to fantasy enthusiasts: Jackson struggled early in the year but seemed to turn it around when it was announced he would be able to void his contract. Always fear a running back making a run for a pay day. And even then, Jackson finished with just four touchdowns last year. His touchdown totals have decreased in each of the last three seasons. Jackson is a low-end RB2 option in our latest rankings.
In other St. Louis news, the team remains far apart in talks with Danny Amendola. The club isn’t expected to go after big names such as Greg Jennings or Dwayne Bowe, and it has started to look like Bowe will be tagged by the Chiefs. Although, it’s probably best for St. Louis to stay away from the flashy names and instead concentrate on Amendola.
Eagles job is up for grabs according to Dennis Dixon: The Eagles’ new quarterback met with reporters on Monday, and he’s under the impression the Eagles’ QB job is wide open between him, Michael Vick and Nick Foles. Dixon already has rave reviews from guys in the NFC East, as Terrell Thomas said Dixon is the NFC East quarterback he’s most nervous to face during an appearance on “NFL AM.” Yes, Dixon is the biggest threat in a division with Tony Romo and RG3. Sure thing, Thomas. But Dixon is going to be an intriguing prospect in fantasy drafts this year. I would imagine most people don’t want to miss out on having the next Russell Wilson, so they will take a flier on him late in drafts. Hey, if it’s between that and wasting a pick on Ryan Fitzpatrick, why not, right?
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