Fantasy Info: The Bills Are First In Camp and Terrell Owens Made It
Well NFL and fantasy football fans this write up is fantasy-info.com’s 100th article in our history and today also marks the day NFL training camps kick off. Today the Buffalo Bills were the first team to break into camp. On this land mark day in football for 2009, I thought we would take a quick look at the Bills offense coming into the pre-season.
The Bills Offense
This off-season I have noted that while I thought it was a great move to acquire Terrell Owens, I also am very concerned about the Bills offensive line. The Bills lost LG Derrick Dockery to the Redskins and trade two time all-pro left tackle Jason Peters to the Eagles.
As it stands right now the Bills organization is saying that their two rookies while they have been impressive, will probably not be starters at the beginning of the season. This is updated information since at the beginning of July, I wrote an article on the Bills o-line and at that time they where projected to start.
I believe this is a good move (to start the vets over the rookies) as Buffalo will have no rest for the weary as in week 1 they have to face the New England Patriots and the return of Tom Brady. It is better to let the Bills duke it out with a more veteran offensive line and let the youngsters grow into being productive starters in the NFL.
As far as the Bills skill position players they are some of the best around. With two stud receivers in Terrell Owens and Lee Evans, quarterback Trent Edwards will have many opportunity’s for success.
In the running game the Bills have good talent as well with Marshawn Lynch and Fred Jackson. Lynch will miss the month of September because of suspension, Jackson will be the starter and is very capable of carrying the load in that time.
As long as the offensive line can keep Trent Edwards healthy I believe this offense is primed for a very successful 2009 campaign.
Fantasy Football Information for the Buffalo Bills Offense
Look for Terrell Owens to be a very nice 4th round pick in 12 team leagues at fantasy football draft this summer. TO still has all the tools to be a dominant fantasy football receiver. But because he is now on the Bills, his stock has dropped down from being a top 5 fantasy receiver to a top 12.
Lee Evens and Marshawn Lynch make for nice mid round draft picks this season. Remember just last season in Lynch’s second year in the league, he went off many fantasy draft boards in the second round. This year with the suspension and the fact that Fred Jackson takes touches away, Marshawn is now going to fall down in the early mid rounds.
As far as Evans goes he is inline for a very nice rebound season in 2009. This guy is probably not a true No.1 receiver in the NFL. But when he is a No.2 receiver like when Eric Moulds was still on the team, Evans is the most electric 2nd receiver on any team in football.
Many fantasy owners will slide on Evens because he’s had a couple quite years and the fact that TO is on the team. This is your opportunity to snag this talent up at a very fair value.
Trent Edwards and Fred Jackson make for very nice later round options at their respective positions. Jackson will be the feature runner in September as Marshawn is out for suspension. Trent Edwards could come out and surprise many a fantasy owner this year as he is primed for a good year in Buffalo.
Even though Edwards has some line issues he is still at a very cheep price in fantasy football this year, for the talent he has in the passing game. Take Edwards as a very nice backup quarterback and enjoy some big days, especially when your starter is on a bye week or doesn’t succeed like you thought.
Fantasy Football Information Writer Sean E. Douglas: fantasy-info.com