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RADIO: Week 8 Sleepers, Add/Drops, Trade Advice and more

Take a listen to Russ Bliss’ and Smitty talk about the upcoming Week 8 of the 2014 fantasy football season!


Wednesday Show The Red Zone With Russ Bliss

Date: 10/21/14

Guest: Smitty

Topics: IDP, Sleepers, Start ‘Em/Sit ‘Em, Breakouts, Trade Advice and more

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NEWS: Colt McCoy will start Week 8 against Cowboys; Roy Helu should be picked up?

SMITTY: While Kirk Cousins’ failure to hold onto the job virtually locks Robert Griffin III as the team’s starter just as soon as he is ready (most think Week 9), Colt McCoy is a lot better than people give him credit for. I’m not suggesting he will hold off RG3 with a good game here, but I think a surprising outing shouldn’t be ruled out is all, which is good for those Redskins receivers and tight ends. Also, on a side note, all you deep league owners should take a long look at adding Roy Helu. I like the runner a lot, and he is a PPR type that would thrive if given the carries. Morris is banged up and Helu just feels “stash” worthy. Keep up-to-date with all the latest news with our Smart Alerts

NEWS: Robert Griffin III has dislocated ankle; could miss 6-8 weeks.

According to reports, Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will miss 6-8 weeks with a dislocated ankle.

SMITTY: The good news for Griffin is that an MRI revealed no fracture. The bad news for Griffin is that Kirk Cousins has a lot of supporters, and apparently Jay Gruden is one of them. He deserves a shot to run this offense. I hate saying that because I love Griffin, but the guy can’t stay healthy, and Cousins has proven enough to get a run at this offense even if Griffin is near-ready to return. If Cousins does well in this 6-8 week window, expect Washington to hold off on bringing Griffin back. Be sure to sign-up for our Smart Alerts to get updates on this situation.

NEWS: Kendall Wright working out with RG3 to prepare for 2014.

According to tennessean.com, in preparation for the 2014 NFL season, Titans WR Kendall Wright has returned to Baylor University in order to workout with his former quarterback Robert Griffin III.

SMITTY: Kendall Wright has grips of upside heading into 2014. He can be drafted as a fantasy WR3, yet he quietly holds fantasy WR2-type ceiling value. He is entering his third-year, which is typically a breakout year for receivers, and he is coming off a sophomore campaign where he pulled 94 receptions for 1,097 receiving yards and 2TDs. As for Robert Griffin III, who is now finally fully healthy, he could quickly return to the top 5 fantasy quarterback that he once was developing into. With an ADP in the 6.10-7.04 range, RG3 is extremely underrated in all formats heading into 2014. For exact predictions for both players, launch our 2014 Draft Analyzer.

NEWS: Robert Griffin III to work with Terry Shea; RG3 to have a big 2014?

According to ESPN, Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is set to work with Terry Shea next week to get ready for training camp.

SMITTY: Robert Griffin III is extremely undervalued right now in all formats, especially dynasty. Keep in mind that RG3 once had top 12 overall appeal, given his ability to drop strong running back numbers along with his passing stats. Working with Shea will help the passers tune-up his fundamentals, and I really think the still-stud passer can return to top 5 fantasy quarterback status. Should you draft him that high? Absolutely not. Use average draft positions to your advantage, and currently he is falling into the 6.08-7.08 range, which is where you’re drafting a fantasy WR3 or one of your first bench runners. That’s steal territory with literally no risk. With Pierre Garcon coming off a fantasy WR1-type season, and with the addition of DeSean Jackson (and with Jordan Reed potentially ready to breakout into a TE1), there are grips of reasons to love RG3 heading into 2014 and beyond. Word is that Griffin (knee) is fully back to his old self!

NEWS: Jordan Reed set to breakout in 2014?

According to redskins.com, Redskins TE Jordan Reed is going to “be a key player” in the Redskins offense this upcoming season. According to offensive coordinator Sean McVay, Reed is “an elite route runner” at the tight end position.

SMITTY: There are a couple breakout candidates this year at the tight end position, and Jordan Reed is definitely one of them. There are some concussion concerns, no doubt, but he has all kinds of top 5TE upside entering 2014. If Reed does thrive, and if he stays healthy, Robert Griffin III should be in for a very underrated fantasy football 2014 season. RG3 has all kinds of weapons now.

NEWS: Jordan Reed having “eye-opening” days in minicamp.

According to ESPN 980, Redskins TE Jordan Reed had “another eye-opening day” during the team’s minicamp.

SMITTY: The key word is “another”. There are a number of middle-round sleepers emerging during camp, and Reed is definitely one of them. Reed pulled in 45 receptions for 499 yards and 3TDs last season, and he did so in just 9 games. If extrapolated, his stats would have been 80/887/5TDs on a full-season, numbers he can beat this upcoming season. Robert Griffin III could truly bounce-back in 2014, and Reed will likely be a big reason why. The addition of DeSean Jackson, to go along with the continued strong play by Pierre Garcon, will make this offense quite productive in 2014.

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