Weeden says he’s above average: Faced with the prospect of having to compete for his job in 2013, Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden told a local radio station that he’s a better player than he showed last season. It’s the type of confidence that showed when he proclaimed that he would win the Browns starting QB job. If Weeden does improve in his second season, it would go a long way to boost an offense that expects the same from Trent Richardson as well. The next step will be for Cleveland to add some playmakers on the outside for Weeden to throw to.
Jackson could land in Atlanta: The speculation has begun over where Steven Jackson could end up in 2013. Right now, the leading candidate appears to be the Atlanta Falcons. The Dirty Birds are likely to cut ties with Michael Turner and Jackson could be the player they need to fill the void. While it’s likely to boost Atlanta’s status as a Super Bowl contender, Jackson’s fantasy value could remain stagnant. He’ll play second fiddle to one of the league’s most potent passing games and will have to share occasional snaps with Jacquizz Rodgers. His draft value will be up for debate, but right now it’s in the range of a high-end No. 2 or low-end No. 1.
Davis medically cleared: Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis has been cleared to resume rehabbing from a torn Achilles’ tendon that prematurely ended his season. The seven games he played for the ‘Skins in 2012 were a mixed bag and his year ended with 24 catches for 325 yards and no touchdowns. More importantly, it appeared that he struggled to gain a solid on-field rapport with Robert Griffin III. When he’s healthy and playing well, Davis is a solid No. 2 fantasy option at tight end. But even in a year when the position is expected to be lackluster, Davis’ recent injury issues makes him more of a risk-reward sleeper in the later rounds of drafts.
– Marcas Grant
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