Welcome back to the 2012 Fantasy War Room sponsored by Sprint! While we were excited for the return of Mike Wallace yesterday, we struggle with the idea that Maurice Jones-Drew continues to hold out. He is entitled to do what he can for himself, but from a fantasy perspective it has raised plenty of question marks about his draft status, as well as that of Rashad Jennings.
However, it would seem like the time has come to sufficiently upgrade Jennings. The latest news indicates he is likely going to start the first two games, with MJD's holdout expected to extend into the regular season. Even though MJD could return to the starting role, if you draft Jennings, the MJD owner may come to you with a panic trade. Jennings has value right now that goes beyond just what he will do in week one and two.
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And on that note, welcome to week four of the preseason. We've got a "Super Bowl rematch" of the Giants and Patriots, the Bucs and Redskins do battle in DC and the Dolphins and Cowboys wrap up the evening. From a fantasy perspective, owners are likely just keeping their fingers crossed that their players remain healthy. Other than that, significant battles are winding down.
As you're getting ready for your drafts. SB Nation Fantasy will have plenty of resources to help you in your drafts. The War Room is a resource in and of itself, but we'll also be updating our positional rankings throughout the coming week. For now, you can check out our latest quarterback, running back and wide receiver rankings. And don't forget our Top 100 Cheat Sheets for PPR leagues and standard leagues.
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