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RADIO: Listen Russ Bliss and Smitty Talk Zac Stacy, Andre Ellington, Montee Ball and more.

Take a listen to Russ Bliss’ third radio show of the 2014 fantasy football season! Russ has been doing fantasy radio for over 20 years with his famous “The Red Zone” program, which airs on NBCSports Radio (1060am). Smitty is slotted to join Russ almost every Tuesday night, and below is the third show of the year. Take a listen!

The Red Zone With Russ Bliss

Date: 8/26/14

Guest: Smitty,

Topics: Tim Wright, Sam Bradford, Shaun Hill, Zac Stacy, Andre Ellington, Montee Ball, Tony Romo, Frank Gore, Carlos Hyde, Demaryius Thomas, AJ Green, Calvin Johnson, Eddie Lacy, Matt Forte, Adrian Peterson, LeSean McCoy, Jamaal Charles, Giovani Bernard, Marshawn Lynch, Dez Bryant, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, and more

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NEWS: LeSean McCoy expected to be ready for Week 1.

According to reports, Eagles RB LeSean McCoy is expected to be ready for Week 1 despite spraining his right thumb during his team’s last preseason contest.

SMITTY: We have no concerns about drafting LeSean McCoy No. 1 overall in upcoming drafts, however, a case can be made for all three of Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and McCoy. Looking for Week 1 Power Rankings?

NEWS: LeSean McCoy thumb x-rays negative; injury not considered serious.

According to numerous reports, x-rays on the thumb of Eagles RB LeSean McCoy came back negative; the injury is not considered to be serious.

SMITTY: This is great news, but if you plan on investing in LeSean McCoy this year, be certain to handcuff him to Darren Sproles, as that offense is so explosive, Sproles would play well if forced to take on a significant workload. McCoy, despite some very minor toe and thumb issues, remains locked into our top 2RBs heading into 2014, as seen here via our Full-Season 2014 Fantasy Football Projections.

NEWS: Jeremy Maclin already back in the game after briefly leaving with a knee injury.

Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin is already back on the field after suffering what looked like a severe knee injury. LeSean McCoy headed to the locker room for x-rays on his thumb.

SMITTY: Great news, as it appears Maclin just hyperextended the knee. Look for him to rest it a bit after this one. For those clinging to Maclin’s health when trying to predict how this Eagles’ passing attack does in 2014, it would survive without Maclin. While the team is clearly better off with the guy on the field, keep in mind that this passing attack has two 50-60 reception rushers in LeSean McCoy (thumb/toe) and Darren Sproles, and Zach Ertz and Riley Cooper are severely-underrated possession types. Jordan Matthews is a rookie, so I fully expect inconsistency, and maybe even a slow start, but he has huge upside if the offense ever needs to turn to him in place of Maclin. Nick Foles is in for a huge 2014, and if you want to see some crazy-bold predictions, just view Full-Season 2014 Fantasy Football Projections. We will keep you updated on LeSean McCoy’s thumb! Hopefully it’s minor.

NEWS: LeSean McCoy leaves preseason game with a thumb injury; Maclin suffers knee injury.

Eagles running back LeSean McCoy left Thursday’s preseason contest with a thumb injury; he has headed to the locker room for x-rays. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin suffered a knee injury in the contest (looking like an ACL).

SMITTY: We will keep you posted on LeSean McCoy, but clearly not great news. Hopefully this ends up being minor, but it’s a reminder that Darren Sproles is a must-own for all McCoy owners in 2014. As for Jeremy Maclin, the guy just can’t stay healthy. He has a grip of upside, but this looked bad, like a torn ACL. We will keep you posted on this one as well, but give Zach Ertz, Jordan Matthews and Riley Cooper a knee-jerk bump on your rankings for the time being.

NEWS: LeSean McCoy toe issue blown out of proportion?

According to csnphilly.com, Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (toe) is fine. When a reporter asked Chip Kelly about McCoy’s injury, Kelly wise-cracked, “I don’t think he’ll ever play again.” After some laughs, Kelly responded: “No, he’s fine,” Kelly added. “He practiced full [Monday]. He’s fine. It’s not as big of an issue as I think anybody has made it out to be.”

SMITTY: This is exactly what Russ Bliss and I discussed below in last night’s fantasy football radio show, where we discuss this topic and also breakouts and sleepers. Take a listen below:

The Red Zone With Russ Bliss

Date: 8/19/14

Guest: Smitty

Topics: Sleepers, Draft Strategies

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RADIO: Listen to Russ Bliss and Smitty talk sleepers on 1060am (8-19-14)

Take a listen to Russ Bliss’ first radio show of the 2014 fantasy football season! Russ has been doing fantasy radio for over 20 years with his famous “The Red Zone” program, which airs on NBCSports Radio (1060am). Smitty is slotted to join Russ almost every Tuesday night, and below is the first show of the year. Take a listen!

The Red Zone With Russ Bliss

Date: 8/19/14

Guest: Smitty, Gary Davenport

Topics: Sleepers, Draft Strategies

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NEWS: LeSean McCoy dealing with turf toe?

According to csnphilly, Eagles RB LeSean McCoy is dealing with a toe issue.

SMITTY: McCoy said that the toe was really bothering him, but he had x-rays and an MRI and everything appears fine. He was able to finish practice today. We aren’t too concerned at this point, but let’s keep an eye on the guy I have ranked No. 1 overall heading into 2014. Darren Sproles is a must-own for all McCoy owners heading into 2014.

NEWS: LeSean McCoy looks better than ever?

According to ESPN, Eagles RB LeSean McCoy “looks better than ever” right now in camp.

SMITTY: That Philly offense is just flat-out exciting. The two Nick Foles interceptions during his last preseason contest concern me zero. In fact, they just get me more excited that he will have more doubters entering August drafts, this way he can be snagged even later than his 6th-round ADP, which is highway robbery already. I’m not expecting another 2INT season out of Foles, in fact 10INTs is fine by me given how fast-paced that Chip Kelly offense is — 40TDs is in the cards for Foles this year, and he remains one of my biggest 2014 draft day steals. As for LeSean McCoy, as long as he’s handcuffed to Darren Sproles (and if in larger leagues, Chris Polk as well), he is by far my No. 1-ranked player right now (in all formats). McCoy has 1,800-2,000 total yard potential, and could punch in over 10 scores, all while pulling in 50+ receptions. Looking for Week 1 Power Rankings? Also, checkout the bump I just gave McCoy on the full-season projections!

NEWS: LeSean McCoy wants 2,000 yards this season.

According to ProFootballTalk, Eagles RB LeSean McCoy wants to hit 2,000 yards in 2014. “This is THE YEAR!!!!,” McCoy tweeted. “My potential is #2000yards. Will I reach it? Stepping up my training and signs point to yes.”

SMITTY: In Chip Kelly’s offense, it’s not that hard to imagine. LeSean McCoy is my No. 1RB heading into all August drafts, dynasty or redraft. Some might suggest that Darren Sproles will take away from McCoy’s stat line, but I think it just makes that offense more dangerous and harder to stop, which puts McCoy in better situations. Check out where LeSean McCoy falls on our Week 1 Power Rankings.