Keep your eyes on James Casey

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  1. Bronk

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    Solid multi-position player. A rookie from Rice who can an fill the bill at FB or TE even deep snap. He's a 24-year-old who played pro baseball for a time. He looks good and is getting good reviews from the Texans coaches.
     
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    Did he get the ball any in tonights game?
     
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    yeah, he had 1 catch.
     
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    Casey's one catch was a nice one-handed grab that he had to stretch out for and pull in. Impressive.

    I lost interest in the NFL more than a decade ago but watched the Texans game against KC last night to check out Kevin Walter. Houston has a number of good white players at reciever.

    Casey can also play in the slot as well.
     
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    Owens Daniels is unhappy with his contract situation. It would probably be better if he ends up being traded or leaving as a free agent. That way Casey can replace Daniels, who will start for someone else. That's better than two very talented tight ends being on the same team.
     
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    not to mention fans and media might bicker at the sheer amount of white receiving options...
     
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    James will start at fullback in their next game. this is from rotoworld:

    Texans rookie James Casey is line to start at fullback on Sunday if Vonta Leach (knee) can't go.

    "It will be exciting to see him play," said coach Gary Kubiak. In addition to being the backup fullback, the versatile Rice product is also the No. 3 tight end.
    Source: Houston Chronicle
     
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    from rotoworld:

    Texans coach Gary Kubiak said TE James Casey will "become a big part of what we're doing over the next seven games."

    Casey is expected to return from knee surgery for Monday night's game against the Titans. The rookie will come off the bench behind Joel Dreessen, but is worth monitoring as a deep sleeper down the stretch. We all know about the role that Owen Daniels had in this offense before he went down.
    Source: Houston Chronicle
     
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    Dreessen's hardly been used as a receiver in the two games since Daniels went down so it would be nice to see Casey step up. Daniels is a FA at the end of the season if i remember correctly, so this could be Casey's audition for the starting job for next year and beyond.
     
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    This is good news. Kubiak is quoted as saying this week that Casey will play a big part in the team's offense the rest of the season as soon as he's healthy. I hope so because in CF's Lambert fantasy football league I just picked Casey up after losing Owen Daniels and Chris Cooley to injuries. From rotoworld:

    Texans TE James Casey (knee surgery) has resumed practicing in full.

    <DIV =s_pNewsTextMain>"He didn't miss anything today," coach Gary Kubiak said. "There have been no setbacks. He's done a heckuva job to get back that fast." We expect Casey to take over as the primary pass-catching tight end, but it's advisable to hold off on starting him in fantasy leagues until he proves worthy.
     
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    Hehe. You already have a monster team. You have Peyton Manning, Matt Schaub, Donald Driver, and Beason. I would kill to have Manning on my fantasy team. Carson Palmer has played decent this season but isn't throwing enough td passes to score more points.
     
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    My team is pretty weak at RB, and now at TE with the loss of Daniels and Cooley. Hopefully Casey will pick up a sizeable chunk of Daniels' production.

    I have Manning on three teams. In '04 when he broke the record for TD passes in a season, I started him on a nearly all white team in a very competitive 16 team dynasty league in which none of the other owners were from CF and won the league championship. I also started Drew Bennett and Brandon Stokley who both went over 1,000 yards that season before being "put down." That team just rolled over everyone. [​IMG]
     
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    Dixie has done that this year with his all white team. From what I remember he only has one black one the team in Nate Clements. The problem with an all white team is no runningbacks who receive meaningful carries to choose from. Every other position you can do good with. Since their are no actual white cornerbacks in the league you justplay safeties like Weddle and get good points out of them.
     
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    I don't even try to get white players in the Lambert League because they always go fast. In other leagues I can usually pick and choose which ones I want because they're almost always undervalued except for quarterbacks. That championship team I mentioned above had black RBs and some black defensive players starting. You can't win a highly competitive league with an all white team but you can win with a team that's about half white give or take.
     
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    I don't know if James Casey will start if Owen Daniels isn't ready to play, but he's coming on strong and can be as good as Daniels. The Texans will probably use Dreessen over Casey, at least at the beginning of the season, but Casey is a great athlete, a lot like Rob Gronkowski of the Pats. From Weenieworld:

    Texans TE James Casey set a preseason franchise record with eight receptions in Thursday's game against the Bucs. Casey topped the record held by Andre Johnson on his way to 81 yards. He's a good bet to pick up extra playing time early in the season with Owen Daniels on a snap count. Casey won't be worth drafting in redraft leagues, but remains a Dynasty "hold" with Daniels entering another contract year.
     
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    From Weenieworld:

    The Houston Chronicle's John McClain believes James Casey would be one of the best pass-catching tight ends in the NFL if he played for another team. McClain is one of the longest tenured and most respected beat writers in the NFL. Still third on the depth chart in Houston, Casey will need an Owen Daniels injury for a shot at fantasy value this season. Dynasty leaguers should note that Casey's rookie contract is up after the 2012 season. With Daniels locked up, the athletic Casey will have to leave the Texans for a starting job as an Aaron Hernandez-type "move" tight end.
     
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    I've watched James Casey Highlights from his career at Rice. To me he looks like he could be used as a rotational power runner (ie. Michael Bush) as well as a starting H-back/ TE. Casey could cause a match up nightmare lining up in formations for different roles. As a TE, he's kind of like Jacob Tamme.
     

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