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Lockett, Colin

sa14 clockettCard: Sage 2014
Acquired: 2015, Box Breaker

Colin Lockett had an intriguing college career playing at San Diego State.  He began on the defensive side of the ball in 2011, and then was moved to wide receiver the following year, where Lockett hauled in 58 catches for 970 yards and eight scores. His 1,744 yards from scrimmage were second most on the team, as he made his living returning kicks as well. With another solid outing under his belt in 2012, he’d catch 20 passes for 293 yards and 2 TDs, while he’d return 35 kickoffs for a 25.9 yard average and two scores.  Considered one of the nation’s true deep threats, Colin had 52 receptions for 736 yards, 5 TDs, and 31 returns for 761 yards.

He’d go unselected in the 2014 draft, but sign a free agent contract with the Bengals. He’d end up on their practice squad for a few months, but eventually be cut. Colin later found a home with the Redskins- a team he’d bounce on and off the roster of as a practice squad member through 2015.  At last glance in early 2016, he was on the roster of the BC Lions, before finding free agency again.

Crowell, Isaiah

Card: Sage 2014
Acquired: 2016, Box Breaker

Isaiah Crowell played one year at Georgia in 2011, racking up 850 yards on 185 carries and 5 TDs as a Freshman, but an off-season run in with the law caused him to be dismissed from the team. A month later he enrolled at Alabama St. and was the team’s leading rusher with 843 yards and 15 TDs.  The following year he had career highs in virtually all categories with 170 carries for 1,121 yards and 15 TDs.  Crowell graded well enough to merit as high as a 4th round pick in the 2014 draft, but perhaps due to his earlier run in with the law back in 2011, he was not selected. Instead he became a highly sought after free agent.

Eventually Isaiah signed with the Cleveland Browns.  Clawing his way up the depth chart eventually supplanting Ben Tate and sharing duties with Terrance West, Crowell rushed for 607 yards and 8 TDs on 148 carries in his rookie debut.   His 2015 saw small upticks across the board with 185 carries for 706 yards and 4 TDs to go along with 19 receptions.  Isaiah started a full 16 game slate in 2016 and rushed for 952 yards on 198 carries, scoring 7 TDs including a league long 85 yard gallop. He also displayed a touch of the hands corralling 40 receptions for 319 yards.

As you look at Isaiah’s statistics, he continues to show pleasant upside in his young and promising career. Like a nice house in a bad neighborhood, Crowell could be a solid find (on a poor Cleveland offense) in any upcoming fantasy league  going into 2017.

Grimble, Xavier

sage14 xgrimbleCard: Sage 2014 (71/250)
Acquired: 2016, Box Breaker

Splitting starts initially with Randall Telfer at tight end at USC, Xavier Grimble declared as a junior for the 2014 NFL draft. He finished with 69 receptions for 731 yards and 11 touchdowns. Going unselected, Grimble has seen times on the practice squads of the Giants, Patriots and 49ers in 2014, before landing on the roster of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2015, where he made his 2 first professional catches and his first TD against the Bengals in 2016. He finished the season with 11 catches for 118 yards and 2 TDs.  He’s expected to make a run for the starting tight end position in Pittsburgh going into 2017.