Bills want Bryce Brown to grow into a lead back

Bills high on Brown’s future: The Buffalo Bills have high hopes for Bryce Brown after they traded for him with the Philadelphia Eagles back in May. Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reported that the Bills hope Brown grows into a lead back for them. This makes sense, as Fred Jackson is on the wrong side of 30, and C.J. Spiller only has one bonafide season to his name. Meanwhile, Brown has more carries in the NFL than he did in his entire collegiate career so there is plenty of tread left on the tires. For now, Brown will likely be part of an increasingly frustrating platoon of running backs for the Bills, annoying fantasy owners all season. This news makes him a nice target if you’re starting a new dynasty league or your rules would allow you to pick him up. But for standard redraft leagues, Brown is best served as a fourth or fifth option in case Jackson or Spiller are out of the lineup for a significant amount of time.

Witherspoon believes Britt will be a star for the Rams: Everyone who has played fantasy football (or followed football for that matter) understands the wasted potential of Kenny Britt. Between off the field issues and multiple knee surgeries, Britt has yet to deliver on that promise. Well, Will Witherspoon, Britt’s former teammate with the Tennessee Titans, believes that Britt will be a star for the Rams. So is this the year Britt delivers a monster fantasy season? Don’t hold your breath. Britt’s an intriguing late round option, but he plays for the Rams, who haven’t had a receiver hit 700 yards since 2008. Keep an eye on Britt during the preseason, but don’t get caught buying into July hype from someone not even on Britt’s current team.

Andre Johnson to remain in Houston: Stories change quickly in the NFL. A mere day ago, the trade winds surrounding Andre Johnson were beginning to swirl, as pundits dissected the possible options. Now, plugged-in beat reporter John McClain has put the kibosh on Johnson leaving Houston. McClain “guaranteed” that Johnson will remain with the team, as he is their best offensive player and if the team wants to succeed in 2014, they’ll need him. Johnson will still be a borderline No. 1 wide receiver in fantasy this season, as he put up great numbers last year with a cadre of quarterbacks that struggled mightily — and that’s putting it gently. His stock could rise or fall a tad depending on if/when he shows up to training camp, and how quickly he gels with Ryan Fitzpatrick. Nevertheless, he’ll be gone in most drafts by the end of the fourth round — if not sooner.

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