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In this episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Football podcast, Liz Loza and Matt Harmon tackle some of the biggest news of the NFL ahead of Week 1, and you’d be hard-pressed to find bigger news than Antonio Brown’s supposed, impending suspension. After a reported altercation between AB and Raiders GM Mike Mayock, it seems like any wishes fantasy gamers had of a resurgent AB in Oakland are going up in smoke.
Before they get to AB, Jerry Jones gave Ezekiel Elliott the richest RB-contract in NFL history, and the star runner is set to take the field in Week 1. Our experts discuss the fantasy fallout of Zeke’s return, including the subsequent dimmed outlook for Tony Pollard (0:20).
Also in the news, OBJ is still being bothered by his hip injury (7:15). What can fantasy owners expect out of the electric receiver? From one stud receiver to another, Julio Jones' status for opening weekend is also in question (9:30). To wrap up the receiver talk, Matt & Liz discuss the latest soap operatics from Oakland's erratic Antonio Brown (15:15).
Liz and Matt are then joined by Yahoo’s very own, The Reverend, Andy Behrens. They reveal some of their boldest predictions for 2019, including Andy’s call of Larry Fitzgerald leading the NFL in receptions, Liz expecting Jimmy Garoppolo to finish as a top-15 fantasy QB, and Matt predicting that Miles Sanders ultimately outscores fellow rookie running back, David Montgomery, on route to a top-15 finish (20:50).
Finally, they wrap up the show with a preview of Week 1, focusing in on Lions/Cardinals, Steelers/Patriots, Chiefs/Jaguars and Rams/Panthers (44:00).
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