NFL fantasy football: Jermichael Finley staying in GB

Finley remains with Packers: The more things change with Jermichael Finley, the more they stay the same. The tight end will remain with the Green Bay Packers — and won’t have to restructure his contract or take a pay cut. Finley has been the picture of fantasy frustration, never living up to his fantasy potential  and struggling with consistency. Nonetheless, it would have been harder for him to find a better situation than with Aaron Rodgers throwing him the football. There is certainly plenty of reason to beware due to his continual underachievement, which lands him as a No. 2 tight end in just about all formats.

Jackson won’t get Mamba treatment: There are several things Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson has in common with Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas. First off, the two are cousins. Second, they will soon both know what it’s like to play for Chip Kelly. What they won’t have in common is their usage in Kelly’s offense. The coach has gone out of his way to remind us that Jackson is a receiver while Thomas is a running back. The idea that the veteran wideout would get the Black Mamba (Anthony’s nickname) treatment apparently came from Jackson himself. Last season, Thomas compiled 1,146 total yards from scrimmage and 16 total touchdowns. On the other hand, receivers have never been a large part of Kelly’s offenses, so this designation could have been wishful thinking on Jackson’s part. We’ll wait to see how Kelly  uses his receivers before giving a final judgment on their fantasy value.

Cameron to start in Cleveland: The Cleveland Browns reportedly are ready to give the starting tight end job to Jordan Cameron after losing Ben Watson to the Saints in free agency. In two NFL seasons, the young player from USC has just 26 career receptions and one touchdown. In all, Cleveland hasn’t done much to upgrade the pieces of an offense that was underwhelming in 2012. Seeing more targets will increase Cameron’s fantasy value for 2013, but it likely won’t be enough to consider selecting him in most drafts.

— Marcas Grant
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