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Josh Freeman has a lot of new weapons, so he is everyone's popular sleeper pick. But sometimes a quarterback doesn't mesh right away with his new receiver—right, Santonio Holmes?—so fantasy owners would be advised to observe how Freeman does in camp with Vincent Jackson. It could be bliss, or it could be Rex Grossman-Muhsin Muhammad redux.
Ben Roethlisberger is still trying to grasp new coordinator Todd Haley's offensive system. Receiver Mike Wallace is holding out. It's best to observe how fluidly the Steelers offense is progressing in camp and the preseason if you're interested in taking any Steeler—like receiver Antonio Brown—for your fantasy team.
Like Freeman, Jay Cutler has a lot of new weapons. But unlike Freeman, Cutler's new receiver Brandon Marshall is actually an old receiver from their Denver days. And new Bears quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates is actually the old offensive coordinator from their Denver days. Even so, Cutler bears watching because his offensive line is one of the worst in the NFL, and it will be interesting to see how coordinator—and former O-line coach—Mike Tice will minimize the line's weaknesses.
Eli Manning gains a new running back in David Wilson but loses a key veteran receiver in Mario Manningham. The favorite to replace Manningham is talented rookie Rueben Randle. But Randle is a rookie, after all, and Manning will likely lose the services of receiver Hakeem Nicks for the first couple of games. Will the Giants run the ball a bit more this year as a result? The preseason could give us some signs.
Andy Dalton has a lot of new weapons. The upside is that receiver A.J. Green gets some help in carrying the load. The downside is that these new weapons—guard Kevin Zeitler, wideouts Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones and tight end Orson Charles—are all rookies, which will necessitate a learning curve. How will this impact the passing game?