Scaife is not Chafe

As readers probably know, I am really “feeling” Bo Scaife this year. We’ve been right on a lot of TEs over the years, but we’ve also been wrong. Usually, when we’re wrong, it’s because we become enthralled with a player’s jaw-dropping athletic ability. Ben Troupe would be the best example. Troupe, as we’ve seen, simply can’t stay healthy. 

The difference between Scaife and Troupe is that we’re not high on Scaife’s athletic ability, although he is a solid athlete. With Scaife, it’s all about his production, and the guy produces. It’s also about his situation, and it’s crystal clear he will be a huge part of this offense, if not Vince Young’s go-to guy.

So as of right now, I’m ok ranking Scaife #12 at TE. That’s a fantasy starter in a 12-team league, but what’s so attractive is you can get him ridiculously cheap, although his stock should be rising now after another good preseason game this weeekend.  

More Packers Patter.

OK kiddies, as promised here’s the remainder of my recent interview with Tyler Dunne of The Packer Report. Dunne himself is an avid fantasy player, so he knew exactly the type of information we’re looking for.

Dunne on rookie RB Brandon Jackson:

“Hefellinto the starter’s role by default 3 weeks ago and looked very hesitant initially. But over the past few weeks, he has improved greatly. He is reading lanes better and adapting to the team’s zone blocking scheme. I think he will win the job outright, especially if he comes through with a strong, early performance.

The team wants Noah Herron to be a 3rd down back and Vernand Morency is much better suited as a change-of-pace back. I think Jackson could see a 1,000 yd-10 TD type of season, although 850-7 is more like it.He has decent hands too, which also helps his value.”

The real eye-opener for your Barber was Dunne’s comments on back-up QB Aaron Rodgers. Personally, I had never given much thought to Rodgers and for the most part considered a wasted pick. Not so said Dunne.

“Aaron Rodgers has had an extraordinary camp. I was never a big fan of his, but after […]

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