James Jones to the Raiders has little fantasy appeal

Britt getting second chance in D.C.?: The state of the Washington Redskins’ receiving corps was in disrepair recently, but now the unit appears to be taking shape. The team signed the capable Andre Roberts from the Arizona Cardinals, and NFL Media’s Albert Breer is reporting that Kenny Britt will be visiting with the team today. The presence of Roberts and incumbent No. 1 WR Pierre Garcon will limit Britt’s fantasy appeal if he lands in the nation’s capital, but he’ll have upside as a deeper sleeper. It wasn’t that long ago when Britt was one of the hottest wideouts in fantasy land before a combination of injuries, off-field issues and poor effort derailed a promising future. If Britt takes advantage of a second chance with a talented young signal-caller like Robert Griffin III he could be a potential waiver-wire or late-round draft steal for 2014

Trading green and gold for silver and black:  After weighing his options for the first week or so of free agency, former Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones has signed a three-year deal with the Oakland Raiders. Jones will likely sit atop the Raiders wide receiver depth chart ahead of the likes of Denarius Moore and Rod Streater. Even if that’s the case, Jones’ fantasy outlook for 2014 is that of a WR 4 or waiver-wire replacement, as the drop-off from Aaron Rodgers to whomever starts under center in Oakland will be colossal.

Back to the Pack: Free agent running back James Starks was scheduled to visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers today, but instead chose to resign with the Packers late Monday. Starks was going to serve as a backup either way, so sticking with the familiar team and a high-powered offense makes sense. Starks found a lot of success in 2013, averaging 5.5 yards per carry spelling Offensive Rookie of the Year (and fantasy stud) Eddie Lacy. As for Starks’ fantasy value, as long as Lacy is healthy Starks won’t see the volume of carries necessary to merit starting in any format. He is a possible handcuff selection for Lacy, however, as he’s proven capable of taking on the lead role when needed — he rushed for 132 yards and one touchdown in Week 2 of 2013 when Lacy went down with a concussion.

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