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    Early rising and falling
    Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - We are still a month away from NFL training camps and more than two and a half months from the first game of the season (Baltimore at Denver), but already there is big movement in fantasy mock drafts.

    Using a mid-April mock draft (before the college entry draft) and one from mid- June, it's interesting to see how the public's impression of various players has changed and why.

    Some players obviously dropped when their team selected a player at the same position or signed a free agent. A few are based on health. And more than a few have risen and fallen based upon the first impressions during mini camps and OTAs.

    Below we will look at some of these movers and evaluate whether we agree or disagree with the movement up and down:

    Trent Richardson, RB, Cleveland (April ADP - 5, June ADP - 10) - This one is all about health, or lack of it. He's the Browns' workhorse running back, who was always nicked up last season, yet still posted 1,317 yards from scrimmage. He is dealing with a right shin injury that has kept him out of the team's OTAs. He'll need clearance from Dr. James Andrews before he can get on the field and that has to worry every fantasy owner.

    Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England (31-48) - One of the two best tight ends in the game (the other is Jimmy Graham), he'll have back surgery on Tuesday with a recovery time of 12 weeks. That timeframe takes him right to Week 1, so there has to be questions whether he'll be ready for opening day. Add in the arm problems from a year ago and it's a wonder he hasn't fallen farther down the board.

    BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, Cincinnati (50-73) - The "Law Firm" hasn't done anything wrong or been injured, it's the rookie they brought in that has caused his drop in fantasy value. The impressive back out on North Carolina, Giovani Bernard, should steal more touches from Green-Ellis than Bernard Scott ever did. He's also a better receiver and should be up for a 50-50 split of the workload by the end of the season.

    Vick Ballard, RB, Indianapolis (49-75) - Ballard ran decent enough last year once they started using him at midseason, but the Colts signed a high quality veteran in Ahmad Bradshaw, who, when healthy, is a better runner than Ballard. Bradshaw is being taken at No. 63, 12 spots ahead of Ballard, so it appears fantasy owners believe he'll earn the majority of the workload, and we agree.

    Anquan Boldin, WR, San Francisco (107-78) - The rise in Boldin's value is all about the health of No. 1 receiver Michael Crabtree, who went down with a season-ending injury. The 49ers simply don't have another proven reliable wideout, so Boldin and tight end Vernon Davis should see most of the targets from Colin Kaepernick.

    Daryl Richardson, RB, St. Louis (65-81) - Richardson was holding a solid lead over Isaiah Pead back in April, but the Rams went out and spent a fifth-round pick on Zac Stacy, and now it's become a three-way battle. It's likely all three will see some time on the field and it becomes a crapshoot as to who will win the majority of the carries. The answer likely won't be decided until after the exhibition season.

    Mark Ingram, RB, New Orleans (109-91) - Ingram's jump in value is hard to justify. He still has Darren Sproles and Pierre Thomas in front of him. In fact, he's been running with the second team this year instead of the first team as he did last season. Perhaps fantasy owners think the Saints are going to become a run-first team? It's not going to happen as long as Drew Brees is still the quarterback.

    Justin Blackmon, WR, Jacksonville (92-120) - It was probably wishful thinking that the Jaguars would get themselves a better quarterback through the draft or free agency. Unfortunately, Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne are still the signal callers.

    Willis McGahee, RB, Free Agent (88-147) - He's a player without a team after the Denver Broncos let him go. While he could catch on somewhere, he likely won't have a favorable situation like he did with Peyton Manning and the receivers drawing all the defensive attention.




    Comments? Criticism? Applause? Contact Steve Schwarz at sschwarz@sportsnetwork.com.

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      Tournament to honor Spring Hill firefighter Video included

      Updated:

      In 2010, James Santella, a firefighter from Spring Hill, started having trouble putting his gear on. Shortly after, he was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
      More>>

      • Great Stuff

      Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast 'Youth of the Year' Video included

      Updated:

      Boys and Girls Clubs play a vital role in communities across the country. Here in the Bay Area, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast serve as a safe place for local kids to learn and grow. Each year, they select somebody who promotes service to the club and shows strong moral character and academic success as their Youth of the Year. Recently, Kassindjaa Montague was given this honor. She sits down with Jenn to tell us her story. More>>

      Furry friends from Suncoast Animal League stop by Video included

      Updated:

      The Suncoast Animal League is a non-profit, no-kill, no-time limit animal rescue agency located in Palm Harbor. Executive Director Rick Chaboudy More>>

      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | February 14-15

      Updated:

      See 8 fun things happening this weekend in Tampa Bay!
      More>>

      News Now: Tampa Port Authority's President talks growth at the port Video included

      Updated:

      Port Tampa Bay just had their annual State of the Port Luncheon. This week Tampa Port Authority's President and CEO, Paul Anderson, stopped by to give us further insight.  More>>

      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | February 7-8 Video included

      Updated:

      See 8 fun things happening this weekend in Tampa Bay!
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      Deaf Literacy Center to hold first-ever silent dinner Video included

      Updated:

      For the first time ever in the Tampa Bay area, the Deaf Literacy Center is holding a 100% voices off silent dinner. Everybody working at the restaurant this evening will be deaf or hard of hearing, including servers, cashiers, and bartenders. The event is taking place on February 15th at 4pm at Farmer Boy Restaurant in Clearwater. Pattie Sanchez from The Diversity Initiative, Pinellas Public Library Cooperative's Deaf Literacy Coordinator Rosa Rodriguez, and volunteer/advocate Jenny Locy stop... More>>

      News Now: Media General CEO talks about his career, future for company Video included

      Updated:

      In December, LIN Media and Media General merged to create the second largest broadcasting company in the country. The former CEO and President of LIN Media, Vince Sadusky, was placed at the helm of the new and improved Media General. More>>

      Bill Schifino, Jr talks about being President-Elect of the Florida Bar Video included

      Updated:

      Earlier this month, Bill Schifino, Jr. was announced as the 2015-16 President-Elect of the Florida Bar. Schifino comes to this position with a strong resume. More>>

      Trio sets off on 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

      Updated:

      Joe Guthrie, Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, and Carlton Ward Jr. are embarking on a journey of a lifetime. The trio are setting off on a 70-day, 900 mile trek across the state???without any automobiles.
      More>>

      • Great 38More>>

      • Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Friday, January 16 2015 12:49 PM EST2015-01-16 17:49:27 GMT
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
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