• Normally when a young quarterback like the Eagles' Kevin Kolb, 25, takes over a team, he has to prove to the grizzled veterans that he's ready. But following an off-season purge that included Donovan McNabb—under whom Kolb (above) apprenticed the past three seasons—every Philadelphia running back and receiver is younger than 28. It's hard to expect Kolb to replicate his two starts last season, when he averaged 359 yards and two touchdowns, but he can become an every-week fantasy starter.
• The Dolphins want to run, but Ronnie Brown has trouble staying healthy; Ricky Williams is 33; and neither Patrick Cobbs nor Lex Hilliard is ready to be a feature back. Couple those deficiencies with the off-season acquisition of 100-catch machine Brandon Marshall to go with promising receivers Brian Hartline and Davone Bess, and Chad Henne(above) looks less like a handoff drone and more like a passer who can produce.
• Sam Bradford(above) will take the snaps from Day One for the Rams. The 2008 Heisman winner threw 88 touchdowns in 31 games at Oklahoma. Fully healed, Bradford can be a fantasy spot starter, especially when he has the right matchup and as he develops a rapport with underrated receivers Donnie Avery and Mardy Gilyard, a rookie out of Cincinnati.
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