If you saw any preseason football highlights from the past week, you probably saw Titans running back Chris Johnson rip off a 58-yard touchdown run against Washington.
The problem about getting too excited about Johnson’s score is that Shonn Greene followed that up with a 19-yard scoring run, also in the first quarter, which was also to the right side of Washington’s defense. It seemed like more of an off night for the Redskins than a good night for the Titans. Don’t get too excited about Johnson — yet. Take a few more weeks before you move him up too far in your rankings.
More than a sleeper
One player you should get excited about is Colts second-year receiver T.Y. Hilton. He scored five touchdowns over the final seven games last season and averaged over six catches per contest over the final five.
The Colts did sign Darrius Heyward-Bay, who did start the preseason opener, but there’s no doubt that Hilton is the more dynamic player who should put up better numbers.
Heyward-Bay is still struggling holding on to the ball according to reports.
Not so super news for Chargers
A few years ago you would have been hard-pressed to find a bigger fan of Philip Rivers in fantasy than me. I was starting to talk myself into Rivers being a low-end fantasy starter again this season. I really thought the offense could be potent with new coach Mike McCoy. After another injury to his receiving corps – Rivers is now a low-end backup.
Malcom Floyd injured his knee Monday and Danario Alexander was lost for the season to a torn ACL earlier in camp. I just can’t trust a quarterback throwing the ball to Eddie Royal, Vincent Brown, Keenan Allen and Robert Meachem. Not on August 12 anyway. There are many better options than Rivers at quarterback.
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