Fantasy Guru Daily: 6/1/11

There is not a lot of groundbreaking football news, but as players continue to conduct workouts, we will gladly accept any football tidbits we can get. Today, the FG Daily takes you to Foxboro, Detroit, Tampa, Nashville, and more.

Brady organizes workouts… Patriot QB Tom Brady is back in the Boston area this week, so he figured he’d call up his teammates

Tom Brady had his fun, but now it's time to get back to work in Boston.

and organize a workout. reports that Brady, who has been working out on his own in California after undergoing foot surgery in January, is back in Boston for some charity work. With charity work set for the weekend, Brady’s Patriot teammates have joined him, and several players are set for organized workouts today. We’re still waiting to see if the Patriots will add a bigger WR to the mix to replace Randy Moss, but one candidate remains deep threat Brandon Tate, who has had a limited role in two seasons. For now, the Patriot offense will continue to be difficult to predict, as Brady spreads the ball around between Wes Welker, Deion Branch, Aaron Hernandez, and Rob Gronkowski, and RBs Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley were added to the confusing backfield committee.

Presenting the Lions’ closer … One of the most intriguing offenses to watch in 2011 will certainly be the Detroit Lions. Yes, we’re really saying that. This is especially true if promising young QB Matthew Stafford actually stays healthy. He has good weapons around him with Calvin Johnson, Nate Burleson, Brandon Pettigrew, and Jahvid Best, and the team also added RB Mikel Leshoure and speedy WR Titus Young in the draft. The addition of Leshoure naturally has sparked the question of how the Lions will divide touches in the backfield given that they drafted Best the year before. Well, HC Jim Schwartz says Leshoure will have an opportunity to be the team’s closer. Best had trouble staying healthy last year, but when 100%, he’s an explosive player who can be moved around on offense and do a lot of things. But he’s not a short-yardage back. That’s where the bigger Leshoure comes in. If Leshoure pans out, he can provide a sustaining element to the offense, and the two backs should complement each other well.

Cadillac wants to stay in Tampa … The 2010 season saw the unexpected emergence of rookie undrafted free agent LeGarrette Blount as the Buccaneers’ top RB. His strong play pushed Cadillac Williams into a change-of-pace role, although it’s not like Williams had been putting up big numbers anyway. He hasn’t had 1000 yards since his rookie season, and he’s averaged less than 4 yards per carry every year since then (2005), including just 3.5 last season. Williams had 125/437/2 rushing and a solid 46/355/1 receiving last year, but most notably, he played in all 16 games for the second straight year after knee injuries derailed two seasons in 2007-08. Williams is set for unrestricted free agency, but he said he’d like to return to Tampa. It appears to still be a solid fit, as he helps the passing game and can be a 3rd down back who is a good complement to Blount.

Locker joins teammates … On the day we discussed the possibility that Kerry Collins won’t return to the Titans, rookie QB Jake Locker joined the team in its informal workouts. Tennessee’s current stable of QBs includes Locker, Rusty Smith, and Brett Ratliff, and considering Locker is not ready to play right away, the Titans certainly need to add a veteran. Locker didn’t throw a pass Wednesday, as the only WRs present were Damian Williams and Marc Mariani. The Titans are expected to continue working out with a larger “minicamp” coming next week.

Quick Hits

  • The NFL has heard enough from new 49er HC Jim Harbaugh about unsigned QB Alex Smith. Harbaugh gave Smith a playbook and has made it clear he expects Smith back in San Francisco, but the NFL has told him to stop discussing free agents.
  • While the NFL canceled the rookie symposium, the NFL decided to create its own and will hold a two-day event at the end of June.
  • Disgruntled WR Steve Smith was not one of around 50 Panthers to attend workouts yesterday, according to the Charlotte Observer.

-Matt Brown

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