Found August 05, 2012 on Players View:

In the third and final piece of a three-part series, Player’s View jumps head first into the 2012 NFL season to look at 15 second-year players that have the talent and the opportunity to lift themselves into the league’s elite class.

Some will cut it and reach the Pro Bowl and some won’t and will either settle for being simply “ok” or will fall off completely.

Let’s take a look at our final five.


DeMarco Murray Fantasy Forecast 2012

DeMarco Murray’s 2012 fantasy stock value is ramping up quickly. With positive reports daily from training camp, in particular Jason Garrett mentioning how impressed he has been with Murray’s maturity and football IQ, fans are starting to rethink Murray’s fantasy value.Owners have yet to honor the Dallas bell cow with a first round pick in mock drafts, but with all signs pointing...

DeMarco Murray Garners Praise From Peete

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Some in Cowboys organization are comparing DeMarco Murray to Emmitt Smith and Tony Dorsett

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Five Storylines to Watch

Now that the Bengals are deeply into training camp and have their first preseason game in a few days, I thought it made sense to take a look at some of the storylines to watch in the coming weeks. Here they are: 1. How will Andy Dalton and A.J. Green perform in their second seasons? Dalton and Green were suprisingly successful in their first year, but they will need continued improvement...

Cowboys wrap up 1st week of camp with scrimmage

Tony Romo, DeMarco Murray and the Dallas Cowboys wrapped up their first week of training camp with a scrimmage. The controlled session Sunday came exactly one month before the Cowboys play their season opener Sept. 5 at the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants. About 12,000 fans attended. With 18 players injured and not playing, the scrimmage was more situational work...

Cowboys believe Demarco Murray has a shot at being great like Emmitt Smith and Tony Dorsett

AP Photo The Dallas Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones love what they’ve seen from running back DeMarco Murray.  The thing that really stood out to Jones was that he can carry the ball between the tackles. “The thing that excited me the most was the question mark on him: ‘Was he a good inside runner?’” Jones said. “We saw that he could carry the mail inside. We didn’t know...

Training Camp: On the Mend

Entering Day Seven of Houston Texans training camp, the big story in camp was the recent injury to J.J. Watt and the excused absence of wide receiver Lestar Jean. Here are some camp notes from today.         - There were plenty of rumors flying around on the absence of Lestar Jean from Thursday’s practice, but on Friday he was the first one on the field and was working with...

Early ADP Trends: Movers in the Middle

With it still being extremely early in the preseason and training camps are only about a week old, you’ll notice some relative stagnancy in the ADP trend report for NFL standard leagues. Sure, you’ve got a couple of players like Darren McFadden and A.J. Green who have noticeably large fluctuations, but for the most part, the movement you see is relatively minor – no more than...

Don’t Mock the Mock Draft: 2nd Round Analysis (12 Team – PPR)

We recently completed a 12 team PPR Mock draft with some of the more respected minds in the fantasy football universe. Round 2 saw even more RBs (6) come off the board as the talent pool is limited when it comes to finding feature backs this year. The PPR format caused a few top-tier QBs like Cam Newton and Matt Stafford to fall past round 2 but this might not be the case in your...
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