Those with dynamic athletic skills are capable of making highlight-reel plays and even saving games for teams from just about anywhere on the field. Great talents such as Julio Jones
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, Odell Beckham Jr., A.J. Green, DeAndre Hopkins and others at or near the tops of statistical categories
are recognized stars, faces of franchises and also heroes for fans who participate in weekly and, in some cases, daily fantasy football contests. As long as those running the NFL continue to create and alter rules that are meant to benefit passing attacks,
the importance of elite receivers will only grow for the foreseeable future. The nature of the league plays a role in front offices, coaches and, in some cases
, even customers
growing weary of receivers who seem to be hopeless in offensive schemes. In some cases, a receiver struggling to obtain chemistry with a quarterback or an offensive coordinator merely needs a change of scenery in order to play his best and silence critics.
Unfortunately, some who are seen as hopeless by observers are destined to become backups. That’s not always a negative, as a serviceable backup receiver can help a solid team compete for a championship. You may find yourself giving up on the 15 receivers spotlighted
in this piece as it pertains to your fantasy football rosters, but don’t assume they won’t be sleepers in fantasy and real football at some point down the road. Baltimore Orioles reliever Richard Bleier is likely lost for the year with a shoulder injury, yet
another setback for the team with the worst record in the major leagues.
Bleier (3-0, 1.93 ERA) was the most effective pitcher in a bullpen that only recently got back injured Zach Britton and Darren O’Day.
Bleier walked off the mound in pain Wednesday after throwing a seventh-inning pitch against Boston. An MRI determined the injury to be a left shoulder latissimus strain, which probably will require surgery to repair.
”I don’t expect him to play again this year,” manager Buck Showalter said Friday. ”The worst case is that it’s a Grade 3 (strain) and he has surgery and returns sometime next season.”
Bleier Miles Boykin Jersey , whose 31 appearances are most on the staff, was placed on the 10-day disabled list.
”It’s a loss,” Showalter said. ”It’s very valuable to have a left-handed pitcher who can pitch to both sides. He keeps you from having to (warm up) behind him because you know you can leave him in there for an extended period of time.”
The Orioles made a flurry of moves Friday, recalling left-handed reliever Tanner Scott from Triple-A Norfolk, selecting the contract of infielder Corban Joseph from Double-A Bowie, optioning right-hander Yefry Ramirez to Norfolk and designating lefty D.J.
Snelten for assignment.
Joseph was poised to make his big league debut at first base Friday night against Miami in place of Chris Davis, who has essentially been benched in the wake of a season-long slump.
Davis is batting .150 with four home runs, 15 RBIs and 86 strikeouts in 52 games. Making matters worse is that the slugger in the third year of a seven-year, $161 million contract.
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, and there’s no telling when he will be back in the lineup.
”Chris is continuing with some things that he’s working on,” Showalter said. ”When they come to me and say they think he’s ready to get back in the lineup, we’ll put him back in there. But it’s nothing imminent.”
Asked to disclose whom Davis is working with, Showalter said, ”I’m not going to get into all that. When they think that he’s ready to play, he’ll play. I hope it’s tomorrow. I hope it’s the day after tomorrow. It’s not today, and there’s no closed end on
it. I’m hoping it’s sooner rather than later.”