Fantasy - Football Wiretap

Doug Martin May Not Have Starting RB Job After Suspension

Jul 30, 2017 4:50 PM

Doug Martin will be suspended for the first three games of the 2017 season and he won't be guaranteed the starting running back job when he returns to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

"It might not," Jason Licht said. "Look, he has done everything we've asked him to do, and he looks reminiscent of 2015 when he was playing for his contract. He looks the same out there, mentally and physically. So he might be one of those guys that needs a carrot. And he's got a pretty big carrot in front of him right now, because there's no guarantees that he's going to be here. And he knows that. We've talked to him, and he's good with it. He goes, 'I understand.'"

The Buccaneers believe Jacquizz Rodgers can fill in well at running back while Martin is out, and they like Charles Sims as a third-down back who can help in the passing game.

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Tags: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Fantasy

David Johnson Comfortable Getting 30 Touches Per Game

Jul 16, 2017 6:17 PM

David Johnson believes he can increase his workload this season with the Arizona Cardinals.

Bruce Arians said earlier in the offseason that he could envision Johnson getting 30 touches per game.

"I feel like there's room for me to definitely carry more," Johnson told SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio at the National Fantasy Football Convention on Sunday. "I think the biggest thing is me learning and getting better and improving. So I feel like I can definitely get that 30 touches, not all rushing obviously, 30 touches per game.

"I feel like I definitely have the ability to do that just because I'm a young guy still in my first contract, feeling great -- knee's 100 percent, no problems -- and I'm ready to go."

Johnson ran for 1,239 yards and 16 touchdowns to go with 80 receptions for 879 yards in 2016.

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Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Fantasy

Todd Gurley Encouraged By Sean McVay's Offense

Jul 9, 2017 4:32 PM

Todd Gurley has been encouraged by what he's seen so far from Sean McVay's offense.

Gurley averaged 3.2 yards per carry last season as he ran behind an ineffective offensive line.

Gurley added that he has "definitely been loving" McVay's style of offense, which for now has the back focusing on daily preparation and being a "situational master."

During minicamp, the Rams were moving Gurley all around the offensive formation.

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Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Fantasy, IQ