Bowe loses weight: We’re several years removed from Dwayne Bowe’s last 1,000-yard season (2011) and even further away from his breakout campaign (2010). To that end, the veteran receiver says he’s lost weight and is trying to get in better shape for the upcoming season and beyond. In theory, it’s a definite positive; a player improving his fitness is nothing to laugh at. The bigger question is whether or not it will improve Bowe’s production. Last season, he was second on the team in targets, receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns — trailing Jamaal Charles in all of those categories. Bowe turns 30 early in the season and while that number isn’t as dire as it is for running backs, it does make it less likely that the veteran wideout will have a career resurgence. It’s hard to envision Bowe as more than a fourth or fifth receiver for most fantasy owners in 2014.
Eagles love Matthews: So much of the talk about rookie receivers has focused on Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans, but it might be time to start looking in Jordan Matthews’ direction. The second round pick has been earning rave reviews all throughout the offseason and could make a push to be Philadelphia’s starter at the slot receiver position. Of course, the history of rookie receivers in fantasy football has been spotty. That could make Matthews a risky proposition — especially with Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper already fighting for targets. Nonetheless, in Chip Kelly’s uptempo offense, Matthews could be in line for a few passes coming his way and has deep sleeper potential.
Finley getting offers?: We’re all still waiting to see if Jermichael Finley is going to play in the NFL again, but the veteran tight end says he’s had interest from at least one team. According to Finley, the Pittsburgh Steelers showed him “a couple deals”, however the money wasn’t to his liking. But the encouraging news is that if one team is willing to offer a deal there could be more to follow. In the meantime, Finley is still undergoing medical tests on his neck and will send the results to all 32 teams. With a distinct lack of depth at the fantasy tight end position, having a talented veteran like Finley back on draft boards would be welcomed.
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