It’s prime time now folks. If you don’t have any drafts in the books yet, they are surely coming this week. Get your last mock drafts in and button up those fantasy football rankings. The craziest thing about this game is that there is still NFL news and rumors every single day that could make or break your team. Fantasy football sleepers can turn to busts at a moments notice and vice versa. Good news for you is that we’re here to give you a run down of what’s happening out there so that you can stay up to date. 


Commanders Running Back Brian Robinson Shot

In a terrifying and tragic event, rookie running back Brian Robinson was shot multiple times on Sunday in an apparent carjacking. The injuries are reportedly considered non-life threatening and he is in stable condition at the hospital. We’re going to refrain from discussing fantasy football implications in a serious time like this and simply wish the young man a speedy and full recovery to a normal life. 

Injuries in the Steel City

Seemingly out of nowhere, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris told reporters today that he had a sprained lisfranc injury in training camp. The lisfranc is a tricky injury and can come in multiple forms with the broken bone version often requiring surgery and screws. The sprain version usually has a 4-6 week time table for return but it seems Harris is playing through that as it is suggested the injury happened four weeks ago.

Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson also left the preseason game with a shoulder injury and was quickly ruled OUT. That said, after the game Mike Tomlin told reporter Evan Washburn that the injury he suffered was minor and that he likely would have gone back in had it been a regular season game.

Bills Punter Released

The Bills kept rookie punter Matt Araiza and released veteran Matt Haack last week. Well, they just officially released Araiza as well yesterday amid serious sexual assault allegation stemming from his time in college. Backup quarterback Matt Barkley had to serve as punter in their most recent preseason game and they will begin the search for a new punter. 

Rookies Storming Up the Boards in ADP

Over the last month or so two rookies have made MASSIVE movement in average draft position for fantasy drafts, per data we have collected via NFFC.

  • Chiefs rookie running back Isaiah Pacheco was being drafted as the RB121 at pick 295 overall back in early July, per NFFC. As of the last two weeks his ADP has been RB48 at pick 128. That is a gain of 167 spots.
  • Packers rookie wide receiver Romeo Doubs has seen a similar rise of 141 draft spots. In early July he was being drafted at pick 290 overall as the WR130. Over the last two weeks he has moved up to pick 149 overall and the WR65.

Salute To The Mascot Code

One of our favorite traditions is having mascots trounce little kids on the gridiron. Here’s a quick look at Braves mascot Blooper laying the smack down on some unsuspecting Pop Warner players.

That said, they are playing football after all and it’s not only the kids who are at risk. Baltimore Ravens mascot Poe unfortunately suffered a torn ACL during his game vs. U12 kids in Baltimore. Respect to him for upholding the mascot code and keeping the mask on while he was being carted off.


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