Pierre Garcon ‘would be able to play’

Garcon to wear special shoe: Maybe you’ve heard, but Pierre Garcon has been dealing with a foot injury. It’s not a great ailment for a player whose game is based heavily on speed. But fear not, Garcon told “NFL AM” that if the Redskins had a game tomorrow, he’d be ready to play. The reason? A special shoe. The veteran says he’s coming along well in his rehab and thanks the new footwear. Hopefully this helps him stay on the field a little longer this season. And if Garcon helps fantasy owners win a title this season, a few more shoes could be flying off the shelves. Or not.

Chiefs playing long ball?: Word around the Kansas City Chiefs’ campfire is that the team has been toying with the deep ball in practice. Certainly, this isn’t any indication of what the game plan could hold during the season but could have a couple of interesting implications. If things work out, it would make Dwayne Bowe more of a big play threat. The flip side is that Alex Smith has never been known for throwing the deep ball. Forcing that into his repertoire could lead to an increase in turnovers. In his current iteration, Smith has sleeper potential — in part because he takes care of the football. If that changes for the worse, so does his fantasy value. Stay tuned.

Jets don’t have a QB: That headline might elicit plenty of snarky responses, but Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg told reporters that the team doesn’t appear close to naming a starter. So that means Mark Sanchez has lost his lead as the incumbent starter. However, it also means Geno Smith hasn’t done quite enough to supplant Sanchez as the team’s No. 1 option. Right now, this battle means nothing more to fantasy owners than how/where to rank those players on draft boards — the chances of them being drafted in many leagues is pretty slim. They’re even less attractive when you consider that Santonio Holmes could start the season on the PUP list.

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