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Fantasy Football Stock Report: Will Doug Martin lose carries in Tampa Bay?

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“And then there is the Charles Sims effect. I really believe we will see Sims get more carries in 2016 and that could cut into [Doug] Martin’s total yardage.”

Mark Cook, Pewter Report

Doug Martin is coming off a 1,402 yard, six touchdown season, but it looks like the talented Charles Sims could possibly take some carries away from the “muscle hamster.” Sims has had his chances in the past with Martin on the shelf, yet he has never showed enough to be an every-down back for the Bucs. It would be tough to see Sims’ getting too many carries, especially with Martin receiving a big payday, but it is something to monitor during training camp.

“I’m definitely back to where I was,” [Brandon] LaFell said. “I’ve been working with (Dalton) for a little over two months now so we’ve got the timing down and it’s been showing in practice every day.”

Jim Owczarski, Cincinnati.com

With the losses of wide receivers Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones, there is an opening across from AJ Green. Brandon LaFell has all but cemented his position as the No. 2 WR in the Cincinnati offense and should see single coverage, with Green and tight end Tyler Eifert garnering the majority of the attention. Coming off a tough 2015 season, which was littered with dropped passes, his one-and-only fantasy-relevant season came in 2014, where he put up 74/953/7 with Tom Brady as his quarterback. LaFell would be a solid, later-round option.

“[Brandon] Coleman will need a strong preseason to secure his roster spot because the Saints drafted a similar type of receiver in [Michael] Thomas.”

Mike Triplett, ESPN

Rookie Michael Thomas had a strong minicamp, which may make Brandon Coleman expendable. Drew Brees had a good rapport with the rookie wideout, who has much more talent and is similar in stature to Coleman. Brandin Cooks is the clear No. 1 in New Orleans, but Thomas, Willie Snead and Coby Fleener will all battle to be Brees’ No. 2 target.

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