Marcas Grant | Tags: Three and out, Buffalo Bills, Denarius Moore, Dri Archer, Le'Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount, Marquise Goodwin, Mike Williams, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers, Robert Woods, Rod Streater, Sammy Watkins
RB committee coming in PIT?: The Steelers’ addition of LeGarrette Blount meant that Le’Veon Bell would have a little competition for touches in 2014. But could there be a third back in the mix? According to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, speedy rookie Dri Archer makes “a great complement” to the rest of Pittsburgh’s backs. This has the feeling of a minicamp evaluation that might not hold water once the season starts. However, what seems a little more likely is the idea that Blount could cut into Bell’s carries a little more than previously expected. But don’t look for it to dramatically impact the second-year rusher’s draft value. He still has the makings of an RB1 who won’t last past the early second round in most drafts. Yet it makes Blount an intriguing handcuff.
Williams stuck in WR logjam: The Bills are attempting to remake their receiving corps and things are getting a little crowded. So crowded, in fact, that veteran Mike Williams is having a hard time finding a niche. It’s even gone so far that there’s speculation that Williams might not make Buffalo’s roster. That seems a bit far-fetched, but it speaks volumes about what is expected of Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin this year. Williams value was very much in flux and his recent work isn’t doing anything to help.
Moore falling on depth chart: For three seasons, the Raiders have waited for Denarius Moore to blossom. They might have gotten tired of waiting. The inconsistent wideout is reportedly in danger of losing his grip on the team’s No. 3 receiver gig. That’s bad news for Moore, but it’s good news for Rod Streater, who is carving out a larger role in the team’s passing game. Still, it’s hard to imagine any Oakland wideout landing as more than a fourth option on most fantasy rosters.
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