Tag:Brandon Jacobs
Posted on: April 21, 2008 3:22 pm

L.T. is fine

Just to bring you up to date on some news from this past weekend, Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson said his injured right knee is fine and at 90 percent. That's great news since he will remain the No. 1 overall pick in nearly every draft. If he's healthy, he will be dominant. And he also said he might play in the preseason. You don't want to see him get hurt, but you do want to see if he's able to go.

Also in San Diego, QB Philip Rivers said his knee, which had ACL surgery, is fine. If he's healthy, with quality weapons like Tomlinson, Antonio Gates and Chris Chambers, he can be a great sleeper QB. He will be drafted as a backup, but he could be a starter by the end of the season. We still don't know about Gates and his toe, but he will likely also be fine to start the year.

Giants RB Brandon Jacobs had surgery on his wrist. He was spotted at Madison Square Garden wearing a cast. He expects to be fine for training camp, but you never want to see a bruising back have minor aches and pains before the season even starts.

It appears the Jets are going to draft Darren McFadden. It would be the best landing spot for him in the Top 10. He has a great offensive line in front of him with the addition of Alan Faneca, and he will be expected to produce as a rookie. If it happens, consider McFadden a starting Fantasy option. Thomas Jones also will still be a factor, but McFadden will be a star in New York.

Look for Baltimore to take Matt Ryan as their franchise quarterback. He will compete with Kyle Boller to be the starter this year, but Ryan will thrive with the Ravens as long as Cam Cameron is the offensive coordinator. Cameron can't coach a team, but he can run an offense and teach young quarterbacks.

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