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FF Brainwave Report – 9/3

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A few days away from the Giants and Cowboys kicking things off on Wednesday night. Time to get this party started with a look at some of the interesting news pieces on twitter.

Michael Coe To Start A Corner For Giants

Who? Some of you may know Coe’s skill set and I must admit I’ve not paid attention to him, so I don’t want to knock the fact that Coe will be in the starting lineup.

However, it appears Dallas will have Miles Austin and Dez Bryant ready for this game, and you can bet Tony Romo will be aware of Coe at all times, and will challenge him often. With Terrell Thomas done for the year and Prince Amukamara battling an injury, you can bet the Giants are thin at corner and will likely give Coe help throughout the game.

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Miles Austin Feels Good

According to MacMahon, if Austin looks as good as he did in practice the Giants better be worried. I like MacMahon so I give this news serious consideration.

The Cowboys will likely lose this game, but perhaps they will give the Giants a better fight than many would expect, with a beatup offense and a work in progress offensive line.

Could it be that for all the expectations the Cowboys have every year, they will actually come into this game without pressure?

Because they are an underdog, we may see Romo and the boys play free and easy, which may allow them to stay within their game and play good football.

I could be over thinking this one and it’s probably best to keep Austin on your bench. Let’s see how he performs as we won’t have an idea of how many snaps he will play, until the game is starts.

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Dolphins Thin At Corner

Let me get this straight. Miami trades away their most talented corner in Vontae Davis to the Colts for a second-round pick, and now they only have two healthy corners on the depth chart?

Yeah, this is going to be interesting and while I can understand the team giving up on Davis (had some problems in the locker room) they are in a horrible position.

I like Miami’s front seven, but look for teams to test a very weak secondary that is now without Davis, Yeremiah Bell (cut in March, went to Jets) and are thin at corner. Time to get your three, four and even five receiver sets out and exploit this bunch.

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 Good Things To Come For Dexter McCluster

Maybe McCluster isn’t an option off the waiver wire right now, but I like what I saw from him in the preseason. Brian Daboll is moving him around and with Dwayne Bowe still coming back from a long holdout, we could see McCluster lead this team in receptions, early on.

Moving the chains is important for any squad and Matt Cassel needs all the weapons he can get to convert key third-down situations.

Keep an eye on him for PPR leagues, but if McCluster succeeds it will help the entire team and the fantasy values of running backs Jamaal Charles and Peyton Hillis.

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Trent Richardson Back At Practice

Keep a close eye on Richardson in practice this week if you’re thinking about starting him. I’ve put him down as a sit’em option this week, but if he should put in some full practices, he would be a nice flex play.

Don’t expect a full workload until as late as October as the Browns will be careful with their franchise player.

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Urlacher’s Knee

Likely the true beginning of the end for a player who should end up in the Hall Of Fame, five years after he’s done.

The Bears would be wise not to play him against the Colts, a team they should easily handle without him.While Urlacher will probably play through the season, it is his range in pass protection that concerns me.

His ability to work the pipe in the middle of the field is a game changer and an important part of what the Bears like to do in the Tampa 2 defense.

For IDP leagues, the star veteran is nothing more than a depth option.

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Chiefs Hopeful Brandon Flowers Will Be Ready For Week One

As I wrote about in my week one wide receiver rankings for standard leagues, it will be a problem for all teams facing Roddy White and Julio Jones, even at full health.

If Flowers is out, the Falcons should have success through the air and they will need to because I figure the Chiefs will win in time of possession.

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