Louisville Fantasy Football Recap: Preseason Week 2


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Gary Barnidge – TE Cleveland Browns

Barnidge was targeted twice, and caught both of them for 26 yards and 1 touchdown. Speaking of the touchdown, check out this awesome catch!

Barnidge is worth a pickup in redraft leagues much more than in dynasty as he is about to turn 31 years old. He should have another solid season, but keep in mind the Browns have a lot of wide receivers. If he can get the chemistry going with RGIII and be his trusted target, Barnidge could have another great year, not just solid.

Josh Bellamy – WR Chicago Bears

Bellamy was tied for the team lead in targets with 5. He caught 2 of those passes for 30 yards. He is still listed on the depth chart behind Kevin White in the second WR spot. He is not worth a pickup in standard leagues just yet.

Teddy Bridgewater – QB Minnesota Vikings

Teddy did not play in the second preseason game for the Vikings, which started to raise some concerns when Head Coach Mike Zimmer wouldn’t exactly answer why he did not play. It has since been reported that Bridgewater may have a sore shoulder, as he also did not throw in Saturday’s practice and the Vikings just added QB Brad Sorensen to the roster.

But getting back to the fantasy side of things, hopefully Teddy plays in the third game, which is typically called the “dress rehearsal” for the regular season and when the starters tend to play the most. Bridgewater is still worth owning in leagues, but you can wait and pick up up late in drafts.

Harry Douglas – WR Tennessee Titans

Douglas caught 3 passes for 39 yards and a touchdown for the Titans. He was targeted 5 times. He is still listed behind Tajae Sharpe and Kendall Wright on the depth chart for the second WR spot. He is not expected to be a factor in fantasy this season.

DeVante Parker – WR Miami Dolphins

After not playing in the first preseason game, Parker got his first action of the season with 2 catches for 16 yards on 4 targets. Health permitting, Parker should be taken in the early rounds of your draft. Again, health permitting.

Senorise Perry – RB Chicago Bears

Perry did not record a carry this weekend. Four other running backs for Chicago did.

Bilal Powell – RB NY Jets

Powell got the start once again with Matt Forte sitting out. He had 3 carries for 23 yards and was targeted once in the passing game. Not big numbers, but Powell will have a big role for the Jets this season and would be a good pickup in the mid-late rounds.

Eli Rogers – WR Pittsburgh Steelers

Rogers was the star of former Cardinals this weekend. He caught 4 passes for 39 yards on 5 targets. While those aren’t mind-blowing numbers, Eli is making a name for himself in the slot and is consistently receiving praise from Ben Roethlisberger and OC Todd Haley.

He also returned 2 punts for 23 yards. Rogers is worth a late-round flier right now. The next preseason game could be big for Eli and show where he really stands on the depth chart.


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