Could Sanchez start elsewhere?: When Mark Sanchez was lost for the 2013 season due to a shoulder injury, it was widely assumed that he would never play another down for the New York Jets. But it also added some question as to whether he would ever have a shot at another NFL starting quarterback job. According to at least one unnamed coach, the answer is yes. Without knowing who exactly made the statement, it’s hard to get too fired up about it. But when you look around at the dearth of quality starting QBs in the NFL, it’s not a ridiculous idea. But simply the idea of Mark Sanchez once again being a starter shouldn’t excite fantasy owners. In his career, he’s thrown more interceptions (69) than touchdowns (68). Unless he finds himself surrounded by an amazing array of pass-catchers — which seems unlikely — he’ll need to prove himself before he can be considered to have any real value.
Amendola’s injuries hampered production: It seems like an obvious statement, but Danny Amendola’s continued injury issues played into his depressed fantasy totals in 2013. The veteran receiver finished the season ranked just 60th in fantasy points at his position — a far cry from the expectations that he’d replace Wes Welker in the Pats’ pecking order. While it’s probably a fair caveat, it’s also the reason that it will be hard for fantasy owners to take an early shot on Amendola in drafts next season. Over the past three seasons, he’s missed 24 games (out of a possible 48). His ability to play through pain is admirable, but when you’re counting on a player’s production, his best ability is often his availability.
Myers’ status up in the air: When Brandon Myers moved from the Oakland Raiders to the New York Giants, it appeared that the sleeper tight end would be ready to wake up and produce. It didn’t happen in 2013. Some of that is owed to Eli Manning’s erratic season. Some of it can be blamed on Big Blue’s offensive scheme under former offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride. Now that Ben McAdoo has taken over the OC duties for New York, it will be interesting to see if he agrees with Gilbride’s assessment that Myers is a No. 2 tight end. Regardless, after falling out of the top 15 among fantasy tight ends, Myers should best be left at the tail end of draft boards — if at all.
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