As pre-season is now underway let’s take a look at how some of the first games went, and who is looking hot for your fantasy draft.
The Baltimore Ravens dominated against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a 44-16 game this week. Tyrod Taylor starting his third season in the NFL shined for the ravens with 154 passing yards and 2 touchdowns.
Cincinatti Bengals triumphed over the Atlanta Falcons in a 34-10 game. Fans are really showing a liking to Bengals quarterback Josh Johnson.
Brandon Weeden looking hot in Cleveland led the Browns in a 27-19 win over the St. Louis Rams. He has not secured a starting position but this game definitely showed he has what it takes to succeed as a starter.
Robert Griffin III sat on the sidelines of Thursday night’s game against the Tennessee Titans. Kirk Cousins continued to dominate in the place of RG3 and led the Redskins to a 22-21 win over the Titans.
In San Francisco there was only one touchdown this week and that was by Shaun Phillips of the Denver Broncos. In what seemed like a sloppy game with many fumbles the Broncos came out on top with a 10-6 win over the 49ers.
In San Diego there was tough competition from Seattle as Tarvaris Jackson and Brady Quinn battle to be Russell Wilson’s backup. Jackson threw two touchdown passes and Quinn threw one leading the Seahawks to a 31-10 win over the San Diego Chargers.
The New York Jets flew to Detroit only to get pummeled by the Lions in a 26-17 game. Geno Smith of the Jets walked out with an apparent knee injury.
Jonas Gray, a Notre Dame alumni, of the Miami Dolphins is looking great in his first season. Scoring two touchdowns of the four total against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Dolphins win over the Jaguars with a 27-3 scoring game.
Michael Vick looking sharp on Friday with the Philadelphia Eagles, completing 4 of 5 passes for 94 yards, could not compare to Tom Brady’s 80 yard touchdown pass.
Chicago Bears offense looked weak in Friday’s game against the Carolina Panthers allowing for seven sacks and three turnovers. Panthers squashed the bears in a 24-17 game.
Friday night the Cardinals “grated cheese” in Green Bay and shut out the Packers with a 17-0 win. Players looking good this game were Stepfan taylor for the Cardinals who rushed for 63 yards on 21 carries and James Jones of the Packers.
The Houston Texans dominated the Minnesota Vikings Friday with a 27-13 win. Cordarelle Patterson looking great in his rookie season caught four passes for 54 yards and returned the opening kickoff 50 yards. DeAndre Hopkins showcased his skills, had four receptions for 52 yards and scored a touchdown.
Preston Parker of the New Orleans Saints scored two touchdowns showing why he is a good choice for the open receiver position. The Saint’s defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in a 17-13 game. Alex Smith made coach Reid happy about his decision of choosing him to be the Chiefs new quarterback.
In a back and forth game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Oakland Raiders, the raiders beat the cowboys in a 19-17 game.
Victor Cruz and Eli Manning make a great team for the New York Giants. The ley the Giants in an 18-13 win against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Victor Cruz is looking like a great choice for Fantasy this year.