Amaro wants to catch ’100 balls a year’: The Jets drafted Jace Amaro, hoping that the tight end could be a playmaker akin to Vernon Davis. So far the former Texas Tech standout seems excited about filling that role, saying he wants to “be the tight end that catches 100 balls a year.” While that could be ambitious, New York’s coaching staff seems to be doing all it can to help the rookie reach his goals. According to head coach Rex Ryan, offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg is looking to feature Amaro in the offense. Don’t read too much into it, however, since rookie tight ends almost never make an immediate impact in fantasy football.
Cooks wants to make ‘immediate impact’: By adding Brandin Cooks in the draft, the Saints appear to be restocking a wide receiver position that has been deep for years. The former Oregon State star is ready to jump in with both feet, telling reporters that he believes the team sees him as a player who can “make an immediate impact.” If there’s an NFL offense that lends itself to Cooks being heavily involved early, it’s New Orleans’. Still, fantasy owners shouldn’t reach too high to select Cooks in their respective drafts. He has sleeper appeal, but the chances of him posting an A.J. Green-like rookie campaign are remote.
Hillman fighting for job: Once upon a time, it looked like the Broncos were grooming Ronnie Hillman to eventually take over the team’s top running back spot. A couple of seasons later, Hillman is battling with C.J. Anderson to remain second on Denver’s depth chart. Whoever wins that battle will work behind Montee Ball, but considering how the Broncos tend to rotate their backs, being second isn’t a terrible gig. Keep an eye on that competition in order to find a handcuff for Ball when the time comes.
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