GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 01: Quarterback Larry Fitzgerald #11 of the Arizona Cardinals runs with the football after a reception against the Seattle Seahawks during overtime of the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Seahawks 23-20 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Am I the only one worried about who will be throwing the ball to probably the 2nd best WR, Larry Fitzgerald, this season?Well, according to Jason LaCanfora from CBS Sports, Kevin Kolb could still win the job, even though others have reported that John Skelton has pretty much won the starting QB job in Arizona. Here is Jason's tweet:
... For the next two weeks Kevin Kolb will be given every chance to win the job as Cards starter. We'll see if he takes advantage— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) August 14, 2012
Based on his preseason performance thus far, Kolb better pick up his game this week, or he could find himself looking for a job. Fitzgerald had a solid season in 2011, but he has scored less than 10 touchdowns in each of the last 2 years, this after scoring double digit touchdowns in 4 of 5 seasons prior to 2010.
It was reported yesterday that Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could see game action in the Vikings preseason game on the 24th, but will not play this week, or in their last preseason game on August 30th. Knowing that, how confident are you in drafting AP before the 4th round this season? I, for one, will stay away.
It seems like every other day we are hearing conflicting reports on when Chargers RB Ryan Matthews will return from his broken collarbone. I think the Chargers will be conservative with him and he will miss at least the first week of games, possibly two. With that said, I would draft him if he fell to the 3rd round in fantasy drafts.
Speaking of falling in mock drafts, Steelers WR Mike Wallace has missed all of training camp and preseason thus far, but there are reports that he could return before the start of the season. His current ADP, according to Mock Draft Central, is 55.32, and is the 17th WR off the board right now. I think he could outperform his ADP in 2012.
I wrote about Atlanta WR Julio Jones on Monday saying that his ADP should rise this week after his solid performance in the Falcons first preseason game. Looking at his current ADP over at MDC, I think he will leap over Packers WR Greg Jennings and Texans WR Andre Johnson by draft day. I would be very surprised if he doesn't outperform both Jennings and Johnson this season, and he could challenge Larry Fitzgerald as the second best WR in 2012.
After just one preseason game, Dolphins rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill is getting plenty of praise by the Miami fans and media. He apparently has had a great camp and could win the starting job by week 1 of the regular season. He could turn out to be a decent QB2 or backup during bye weeks, but he is nothing more than a late round choice or waiver wire pick.
Titans RB Chris Johnson blamed a lack of a game plan for his poor performance last weekend, where he rushed for 8 yards on 5 attempts and dropped two passes. Did the lack of a game plan make him drop two passes? I don't think so. Johnson is being drafted in the first round of many drafts, but that could change if he doesn't play well this weekend.