Fantasy Football Daily Notes – Arrest of Marquise Brown, Opportunities for RB in NE, KC

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The news: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Cardinals receiver Marquise Brown was arrested Wednesday morning for criminal speeding.

What it means in fantasy: A hamstring injury put Brown on the active non-soccer injury list the day before training camp began last Wednesday. From a fantasy perspective, Brown is missing valuable time reconnecting with his former college quarterback and is unlikely to face league disciplinary action on his criminal speeding charge.


The news: The Patriots don’t have a firm timeline for running back James White’s return

What it means in fantasy: White is recovering from hip surgery and is a candidate to start the season with PUP. In White’s absence, Rhamondre Stevenson could see more touches having worked back third in practice. White has averaged 5.4 goals per game during his Patriots career. Stevenson is currently the RB36 in our live draft trends and has the potential to exceed expectations.


The news: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the NFL has decided to appeal Deshaun Watson’s six-game suspension.

What it means: An indefinite suspension was the NFL’s goal, with a year serving as the minimum. Watson will reportedly sue the NFL if he is suspended for an entire season. Currently, Roger Goodell controls the suspension length. Whether he listens to the appeal or appoints a delegate is at his discretion.


The news: ESPN’s Adam Teicher reported that running back Isiah Pacheco had an excellent training camp.

What it means in fantasy: Pacheco was compared to Kareem Hunt, who averaged 20.3 touches and 18.4 fantasy points per game during his rookie season with the Chiefs in 2017. It’s packed in the Chiefs backfield, but the competition is wide open. Preseason games will determine Pacheco’s fantasy relevance as we approach Week 1, but fantasy managers should keep an eye on him.

go deeper: Pacheco finished his collegiate career with Rutgers sixth in school history with 563 rushing attempts, seventh with 2,442 rushing yards, and 11th with 3,039 total yards. It’s important to have reasonable expectations, but the Chiefs are known for finding diamonds in the rough.


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