Bell likely to win job: During the preseason, many depth charts are about as solid as ice cream on a summer day so there shouldn’t be much alarm when you see Le’Veon Bell and Isaac Redman listed as co-starters on Pittsburgh’s early list. This is likely just a function of Bell missing the preseason opener with knee stiffness. So far, all signs have pointed toward the rookie carrying a heavy load for the Steelers this season. Don’t fret over what the depth chart says now. It’ll be an upset if Bell doesn’t win the gig. But it does show that Redman is the leading candidate to be his handcuff in 2013.
Devery Henderson released: If Devery Henderson is going to make a fantasy impact in 2013, he won’t do it in Washington. The veteran wideout was released Wednesday, leading to speculation that he could end up back where he started with the New Orleans Saints. For most of his nine-year career, Henderson has been a marginal fantasy contributor — and that production has declined in the past couple of seasons. If he does indeed land in New Orleans, there could be a chance that he competes for the No. 4 receiver job in the absence of the injured Joe Morgan. While that doesn’t mean much on most rosters, with the way the Saints spread the ball around, it could lead to some lower-level fantasy output.
Edwards says he can still be elite: Back for his second go-around with the New York Jets, receiver Braylon Edwards says he can still “play at an elite level.” While the term “elite” gets thrown around a lot, most would probably agree that Edwards has never truly been considered an elite wideout. The only season he was in the conversation was 2007 when he posted 1,289 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns. Since then, he’s mostly been a fantasy also-ran. However, with the Jets seeking pass-catching playmakers, there’s a chance for him to be an impact player … which considering Gang Green’s fantasy reputation is all most enthusiasts can ask for.
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