Jamey Eisenberg, co-host of CBS Sports Radio’s “Eye On Fantasy Football,” dropped by Gio and Jones on Thursday to discuss fantasy implications for Week 1 of the NFL season.
That starts, first and foremost, with Jamaal Charles, who may miss some – or all – of Week 1 as he continues to work his way back from a torn ACL. Spencer Ware, however, should fill in admirably against San Diego.
“I think Spencer Ware (brings) a level of excitement, at least for this week,” Eisenberg said. “He had a great game against the Chargers last year, that defense is not going to be able to stop the run at a high level, and you know what Andy Reid wants to do. I think you’re going to see Charcandrick West involved in the passing game a little bit, but if you have to pick one of these guys, Spencer Ware should have the big day. He ran for 92 yards and two touchdowns against the Chargers on just 11 carries last year. I think you could see a similar performance if you want to be extremely optimistic.”
Ware, 24, appears to have a bright future in the NFL, as do several rookies.
“Well, obviously there’s that kid in Dallas,” Eisenberg said, referring to Ezekiel Elliott. “I think a lot of people are excited about him. When you get past him, the running back situation is a little bit murky, but Derrick Henry is going to have a good role with the Titans and I think he’s going to have an opportunity to make some plays. The rookie running back class is going to be a little bit up and down. I think Rob Kelley is going to be interesting based on his opportunity with the Redskins. Kenneth Dixon, when he gets healthy, could be the best guy in that Baltimore backfield, but that’s going to be a messy situation when we sort of see how this all plays out with the Forsett resigning.
“But the (rookie) receivers are going to be fun,” Eisenberg continued. “I think Sterling Shepard is probably the best of the class. Corey Coleman is going to have an opportunity to make a lot of plays, and then the two guys that I think are going to be certainly involved with respect to touchdowns (are) Will Fuller for the Texans and Michael Thomas. If you’re looking for a sleeper this week, Will Fuller against the Bears at home should be really good.”