Wallace back after two-week absence: It hasn’t been the best start to the preseason for the Miami Dolphins. Lamar Miller fumbled on his first carry while Ryan Tannehill has generally struggled. Hopefully now things will start to turn around with Mike Wallace‘s return to the field. Miami’s prized free agent had missed the past two weeks because of a sore groin but is expected to be in action for Friday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Wallace is one of the big risk-reward fantasy prospects heading into 2013, so there should be plenty of eyes on him as he makes his Dolphins’ debut.
Gonzalez will play in final two preseason games: One of the hallmarks of Tony Gonzalez‘s Hall of Fame-caliber career has been his remarkable durability. In his previous 12 seasons in the league, he’s played in fewer than 16 games just twice — he played 15 in both of those seasons. This year, the Falcons will help preserve their veteran tight end by limiting him to just the final two games of the preseason. It’s not a surprise. Gonzalez negotiated a situation with the team whereby he would miss the beginning of training camp to watch the start of his son’s youth football season. Even if the fantasy tight end position wasn’t quite so thin, Gonzalez would still be one of the first off the board at his position.
Newton happy with new O-coordinator: The Carolina Panthers made a change at the offensive coordinator position for 2013. So far, Cam Newton approves. The quarterback says he feels more comfortable with Mike Shula calling the offense than he did in years past with Rob Chudzinski at the helm. Hopefully this will help Newton cut down on his one big bugaboo as a QB — turnovers. In his first two seasons, Newton has thrown 29 interceptions (compared to 40 touchdowns) while losing five fumbles. If those numbers decrease, a player who is already an elite fantasy option could start to close in on the top spot at the position.
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