Manning rehab in progress: Thanks to Peyton Manning, we now know how Eli Manning’s rehab from ankle surgery is progressing. The Broncos quarterback reported that his younger brother has begun a light throwing program and looks to be on track for training camp. The Giants have said they will take a cautious approach with Manning and that the quarterback won’t participate in any offseason workouts. For Manning, health could be the foundation to a bounce-back season. After leading the world in interceptions in recent seasons, the veteran signal-caller has become a fantasy risk — even more so if he’s not 100 percent entering the season.
Vikings to draft RB?: There will come a time when Adrian Peterson is no longer a dominant force. That day might not come soon, but the Minnesota Vikings are reportedly planning ahead. The team is seriously considering a replacement for Toby Gerhart who signed with the Jaguars as a free agent. New offensive coordinator Norv Turner likes to use two running backs and wants to take some of the workload off Peterson. Not to worry, don’t expect A.D.’s load to lessen so much that he won’t be still be a top five back. But for the first time (maybe ever), Peterson could have a legitimate handcuff.
Allen: NFL ‘will be a running game again': Hall of Fame running back Marcus Allen is doing his best to keep the faith for running backs. He recently told NFL Media’s Elliot Harrison that he expects the position to have a resurgence in the near future. It’s an optimistic sentiment considering the momentum of the league’s offenses, but it’s one that fantasy owners can wholeheartedly get behind. As the number of true featured backs dwindles, finding quality at the front end of fantasy drafts is becoming more crucial and harder to do. Anything that could bring a return to past days — or at least add more depth to the position, would be welcomed.
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