It’s fantasy football draft season, and For the Win is here to help you out. Here are five players we think are being under-valued heading into the 2016 season… 1. Michael Thomas, WR Saints Drew Brees and Sean Payton have been effusive in their praise of the rookie wideout during camp. Thomas has already flashed big-play ability during the preseason, and Payton has all but assured fantasy owners they can expect more of the same during the regular season: “I’ve got high expectations from him,” Payton told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “Listen, I think he’s going to contribute early. And I don’t follow fantasy football, but, shoot, I’d try to have him. I think he’s going to do well.” Brees lost
Colin Kaepernick is on track to make his first appearance of the preseason for San Francisco on Friday night against the Green Bay Packers after his tired shoulder made it through a full week of practice without any limitations. ''Everything has been going great,'' Kaepernick said Wednesday. Coach Chip Kelly said Kaepernick looked good in practice this week and is expected to play barring any setbacks before the game.
With two preseason games down and two to go, the Green Bay Packers are fast approaching the cut-down deadlines to reach a 75-man roster (next Tuesday) and the final 53-man squad (the following Saturday). Here at APC, we have had plenty of discussion about the roster battles over the past month, so Tex and Jason are back to break down their predictions for the final roster when it is finalized on September 3rd. To clarify a few things up front, both Jason and Tex agreed on a couple of items: first, that wide receiver Jeff Janis would likely be placed on injured reserve due to his broken hand, and second that center Corey Linsley will start the 2016 regular season on the PUP list with his hamstring