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Daily Fantasy Football Stock Report 8/07/17: Quincy Enunwa Placed on IR; Ezekiel Elliott Suspension Looming?

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Tier 1 – Genuinely Impactful Notes

These blurbs will undoubtedly cause moves and shakes on the ranks. This could range from significant injury, job promotions and demotions, unexpected volume or role changes, etc.

Cris Carter said on FS1’s Undisputed that “in the next 48 hours I would be shocked if Zeke was not suspended.” Carter added that, “based on the information that’s going to come out, it’s going to be fairly easy to determine that something happened to this woman in her four days of being with Zeke.” Carter described the situation as a case of “assault or domestic violence,” and Carter hinted that “when the information comes out there’s going to be some similarities” to Tom Brady’s suspension, including “information that he had been advised possibly to give up, that was destroyed.”

Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk

After Steven A. Smith somehow leaked the Tom Brady suspension info last year, it looks like the NFL is doing it again by leaking the league’s biggest information with another talking head. With the way that Cris Carter, a former Buckeye like Ezekiel Elliott, talked about this potential suspension, it looks like Elliott may be in for more than just a one or two game ban. In his article, Mike Florio mentioned that the specific allegation is that Elliott committed five acts of domestic violence in a six day window. Although the charges were in fact dropped over a year ago, Roger Goodell will continue to do Roger Goodell things and take matters into his own hands. At this point with all the resources, time and money that have been put into this investigation, it’s not a matter of if Elliott will be suspended, but how many games he will be suspended. Cowboys fans and fantasy owners hope it’s two or less, but Carter’s body language made it seem like more.

Well, this is extremely unfortunate. After putting himself on the map in 2016, Quincy Enunwa was one of the lone bright spots on the Jets roster this season and the only player with real fantasy-relevancy besides Bilal Powell. Before Enunwa was put on the shelf, The Wolf had him as his WR44 and he was a hot topic in the most recent Fantasy Consultant episode — saying he was one of the top “good receivers on a bad team.” With Enunwa done for the year, a creature named Robby Anderson (who has 126 ‘likes’ on his verified Facebook page), is the Jets No. 1 wide receiver, which makes the position completely untouchable. With zero threat on the perimeter, Powell’s stock will likely take a slight plunge, as he’ll get the Todd Gurley Treatment x100 — especially if Christian Hackenberg gets the start.

Tier 2 – Fodder to File

Interesting stories to file away, though they might not cause immediate waves on the rankings quite yet. This is the puff stories that we want to see some actual tape / action backing up, stories or injuries that need more concrete developments before we move people in the ranks, etc.

At a quick glance, one might not think that the Bills signing a 36-year old wide receiver is fantasy-relevant. However, Anquan Boldin is not your average 36-year old wide receiver. Boldin is coming off a 67 reception season with the Lions, where he found the end zone eight times. He’ll be a nice compliment to Sammy Watkins, and will be in direct competition in two wide receiver sets with rookie Zay Jones. Boldin is still an elite slot receiver though, racking up the second most touchdowns in the league out of the slot (seven), per PFF. Overall, Boldin gives a red zone boost to Tyrod Taylor, a slight boost to Watkins, who will face less double teams, and a slight knock on Jones’ potential as a rookie penny stock.

“The Detroit Lions’ third-round pick [Kenny Golladay] has been turning heads since he joined the club in the spring, and already looks like he could be an impact player from the get-go. On Sunday, he showed exactly why during a devastating performance in red-zone drills. Absolutely devastating.”

Kyle Meinke, MLive.com

The Kenny Golladay hype train continues as training camp rolls along. If you watch or bet on #MACtion, you know who Golladay is, but if you’re a regular contributing member to society, you’ve probably never heard of him. Golladay is a 6-foot-4, 213 lb rookie receiver out of Northern Illinois whom the Lions picked in the third round of this year’s draft. During Monday’s practice, Golladay was targeted three times in the red zone by Matt Stafford, and he came down with all three of them — two of which were extremely well-contested. Sure, he’s still a rookie and has lots to learn, but he looks the part and could definitely start in three wide receiver sets alongside Marvin Jones and Golden Tate. Golladay will definitely be inserted into our next “Penny Stocks” article.

Depth Chart Buzz

Depth charts are starting to be released, but it’s still early, so take these with a grain of salt.

  • Saints WR Ted Ginn is currently listed as No. 2 WR, above Willie Snead
  • Rams rookie WR Cooper Kupp is listed as a starter for Sean McVay
  • As we told you over the weekendDalvin Cook is the RB1 in Minnesota
  • Carlos Hyde is the RB1 in San Fran, followed by Tim Hightower, then Joe Williams
  • The Texans will start Tom Savage at quarterback for their preseason opener
  • Trevor Siemian will start the first preseason game for the Broncos, then Paxton Lynch will start the second
  • Yep, the Browns are starting Brock Osweiler this week

Top Plays of the Day

Brandon Marshall beat Eli Apple, then kept his concentration as he bobbled the football before corralling it in the end zone.

Doug Martin shattered a poor safety’s ankles:

Brandin Cooks put on a damn show with the Jaguars in town.

First he caught a perfectly placed Tom Brady fade ball over a poor defender:

Then, Cooks made the play of the day (and probably the preseason) when he one-handed an off-target Brady pass in the back of the end zone — tapping his feet before falling out of bounds. Just incredible:

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