After recharging our batteries for a few months, the CSN Fantasy crew is rested and ready for the 2016 NFL season.
While we'll have in-depth positional previews, bold predictions and sleeper/bust advice leading up to Week 1, the CSN Fantasy crew decided to get things started with a look at five burning questions for the 2016 season.
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We gauge which round suspended Patriots quarterback Tom Brady should be drafted in, whether or not Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott will live up to the preseason hype, which quarterbacks you should target in the later rounds and much more in the video above.
Duncan Keith will not be part of the Blackhawks’ World Cup of Hockey contingent after all.
Keith will focus on improving his health rather than play for Team Canada in the tournament, which takes place next month in Toronto. The Blackhawks released a statement regarding Keith on Wednesday afternoon.
"As Duncan continues offseason rehabilitation on the right knee injury that he sustained last season, we understand his decision not to participate in next month’s World Cup of Hockey," team physician Dr. Michael Terry said in the statement. "We believe it is in his best interests to focus on getting stronger and not risk further injury."
Keith had surgery on that knee last October and was sidelined about one month.
St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester will take Keith’s place.
Notre Dame cornerback Devin Butler had a plea of not guilty submitted on his behalf Wednesday after his weekend arrest for an altercation outside of a bar.
The senior was arrested Saturday and accused of tackling a police officer and punching him during the altercation. Butler was charged Tuesday with felony counts of resisting law enforcement and battery against a public safety official.
Head coach Brian Kelly has already announced an indefinite suspension for Butler, as he was already out until October with a broken foot.
After Butler's court appearance at St. Joseph Superior Court on Wednesday, he declined comment. Butler is scheduled for an initial hearing on Sept. 1.