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Players to Drop back to Free Agency

With so many Fantasy Football players losing their minds after one week, many will be considering adding free agents.  To do so means you must cut players on your team.  Here is our list of 11 players that can safely be cut to add a new stud player from the NFL pool of Free Agents.

Rashad Jennings JAX Jennings was limited in his duties week one because of an injury, oh yeah, and Maurice Jones-Drew is back and shows no affects from his hold out.  Let the man go.
Kendall Wright TEN Wright looked a bit out of sorts early in the Patriots game, but began picking up Regular Season speed over the course of the game.  I’m not sure I would release Wright just yet.  I can see him on the Add list in 2 or 3 weeks

Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals Recap

OK, so Kevin Kolb is the starter going into preseason, till the first series, when he gets hurt, then its John Skelton.  Skelton wins the job out right until the first game, when he goes down with a low ankle sprain and Kolb comes in and wins the game.  Anyone else just running as fast as they can away from any and all Arizona Cardinals?  The Red Birds offense looked disjointed at best absolutely confused at worst.  Arizona carried the ball 20 times, for only 44 yards, as the offensive line was unable to open any holes for the backs.

What about Wilson, Does Russel Wilson have fantasy value?

So its offical, Russell Wilson has beat out Matt Flynn and will be the starting quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks this season.  Is he worth a Fantasy Football draft pick?

Lets Break it down:

At 5’10”, Russell Wilson is undersized for the prototypical NFL Quarterback.  Now before you start clamouring about Drew Brees and Doug Flutie let me finish.  He is undersized, but, he moves well in the pocket (much like Brees) and opens passing lanes by changing his angle to the receiver.  This helps him in two ways, first it allows him to see between the linemen, not over them.  Second it changes the angle the ball is coming in to the receiver which, depending on the route and the angle Wilson is throwing from, can alter the way a corner needs to play the pass allowing for more completions by moving the defensive back out of his correct position.

The question now becomes, can Wilson play at NFL speed?

Vince Young Cut, Tarvaris Jackson on his way?

The Buffalo Bills have cut ties with former Third Overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, Vince Young.  Young had played last season with the Philadelphia Eagles, prior to with the Tennessee Titans.

The Release of Young comes on the heels of a completed trade with the Seattle Seahawks to acquire Tarvaris Jackson.  The deal had been at a stand still until Jackson agreed to restructure the last two years of his current contract, terms were not releasedSeattle will acquire and undisclosed draft pick in the trade.

Jackson became expendable in Seattle once they signed free agent quarterback Matt Flynn and drafted this years starter in Russel Wilson in the 3rd round of this years draft.  Wilson is an undersized quarterback for the NFL, listed at only 5′ 10″, he has shown however that height may not matter for him as he has consistently moved the offense in the preseason.

Although Wilson will be starting, we don’t predict him as a standout fantasy player, although given the division he plays in, he might be good for 4 fantasy starts a year, the Seahawks do play the Cardinals and the Rams twice.