Marcas Grant | Tags: Three and out, Cleveland Browns, Daniel Thomas, Lamar Miller, Matt Flynn, Matt McGloin, Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders, Ryan Tannehill, Terrelle Pryor, Trent Richardson, Tyler Wilson
Browns worried about Richardson: Even before Trent Richardson was drafted, the whispers began that he would be an injury risk. Those whispers won’t go away with the news that the Browns’ star running back will likely be out until August as the team worries about the possibility of a stress fracture in his shin. Richardson recently said he is working to shed the “injury-prone” label — the Browns and fantasy owners alike are hoping he can succeed.
Tannehill says Miller is starting RB: If you believe Ryan Tannehill, the running back battle in Miami is over. The Dolphins quarterback says Lamar Miller will be the man for the job in Week 1. It’s not far from what most observers believed, with Daniel Thomas falling out of favor with the coaching staff. Maybe the biggest point of praise from Tannehill was Miller’s ability to understand the passing game. For young running backs especially, the ability to pick up pass protection is what determines how much they’re on the field. All of this news adds to Miller’s status as one of fantasy’s best sleeper options.
Pryor playing catch-up: Initially it appeared the Oakland Raiders QB competition was a three-man race between Matt Flynn, Tyler Wilson and Terrelle Pryor. Now it appears we have some separation. Last week, head coach Dennis Allen said the job is Flynn’s to lose. This week, Allen says Pryor still has some work to do to get to the level of a starting NFL quarterback. There are also reports that Pryor is being pushed by free agent signee Matt McGloin. The Raiders don’t provide a lot of attractive fantasy options, but at least knowing where they stand makes them easier to rank on your draft board.
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