Fantasy Football News & Views
Broncos | Denver primed to draft a RB? (Sun Apr 22, 05:03 PM) [jump to this story]
Patriots | Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski likely back in 2018 (Sun Apr 22, 04:16 PM) [jump to this story]
Texans | D'Onta Foreman not a lock for Week 1 (Sat Apr 21, 10:55 PM) [jump to this story]
NFL | Isaiah Oliver a top corner in draft? Sun Apr 22, 10:12 PM
Colorado CB Isaiah Oliver has the size and length teams covet in press-man corners and 'kind of plays like Rod Woodson,' according to an NFL scout.Link to story
Steelers | Joe Haden training hard Sun Apr 22, 09:52 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Joe Haden said he is feeling healthy and was able to have a full offseason of training. 'My last two offseasons I haven't been able to train like I wanted to,' Haden said 'This year, I got after training like I never have before.'Link to story
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Cowboys | Dallas hoping to help Dak Prescott Sun Apr 22, 09:44 PM
The Dallas Cowboys will try to make QB Dak Prescott more productive in 2018 by making some 'tweaks' to the offense, according to executive vice president Stephen Jones.Link to story
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Cowboys | Geoff Swaim brings versatility Sun Apr 22, 09:40 PM
Dallas Cowboys TE Geoff Swaim adds versatility to the tight end corps, according to executive vice president Stephen Jones. 'He's certainly an efficient blocker and certainly can be sneaky catching the ball as well,' Jones said.Link to story
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Cowboys | Dallas high on Blake Jarwin Sun Apr 22, 09:37 PM
Dallas Cowboys TE Blake Jarwin has 'really special upside' and has bulked up to about 260 pounds, according to executive vice president Stephen Jones.Link to story
Cowboys | Rico Gathers still developing Sun Apr 22, 09:33 PM
Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers remains a 'work in progress,' according to executive vice president Stephen Jones, but Jones said he loves Gathers' upside.Link to story
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Raiders | Oakland to pick up Amari Cooper's option Sun Apr 22, 09:29 PM
Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper is expected to have his fifth-year option picked up soon, according to a source.Link to story
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Bengals | Preston Brown earns big bonus Sun Apr 22, 09:24 PM
Cincinnati Bengals LB Preston Brown earned a $2 million bonus for showing up to voluntary workouts this week.Link to story
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Cowboys | Byron Jones expected back Sun Apr 22, 06:54 PM
Dallas Cowboys CB Byron Jones will have his fifth-year option exercised by the team. He will be locked into a $6.266 million salary for 2019.Link to story
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Broncos | Denver primed to draft a RB? Sun Apr 22, 05:03 PM
Denver Broncos general manager and executive vice president of football operations John Elway hinted his team will draft at least one running back in this week's NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Denver is set to take Saquon Barkley (Penn State) if he's on the board when they select at No.5 overall. If not Barkley, this deep and talented class could net them a starting caliber running back in the second or third round. We think Devonta Booker's time at the top of the depth chart is going to be short lived.|
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Patriots | Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski likely back in 2018 Sun Apr 22, 04:16 PM
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady and TE Rob Gronkowski are expected to return to the team in 2018 despite their absences from voluntary workouts this month, per a source with 'knowledge of the situation' according to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio.
|Footballguys view: These workouts are voluntary, but this situation is ...interesting to say the least. With Brady and Gronkowski back in action, fantasy owners can expect them to play up to their QB1 and TE1 levels respectively.|
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Giants | Davis Webb hoping to impress in minicamp Sun Apr 22, 11:26 AM
New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Dave Gettleman will get to see QB Davis Webb work out for the first time at the team's minicamp starting Tuesday, April 24.
|Footballguys view: The Giants could add someone like Sam Darnold (USC) with the No.2 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft. Webb has the prototypical build for the QB position, but there's a lot of Brock Osweiler (Dolphins) to his game. We feel he's a backup caliber player in this league.|
Giants | Ereck Flowers could be traded Sun Apr 22, 11:07 AM
The New York Giants may attempt to trade OT Ereck Flowers during the NFL Draft. He ruffled some feathers by not showing up for the team's offseason workouts this spring and already had the reputation of having a questionable track record, according to ESPN.com's Jordan Raanan.
|Footballguys view: The team went out and paid Nate Solder around $15MM per year for a good reason....Flowers just didn't cut it at left tackle. The plan was to move him to the right side, but it sounds like he's not okay with that proposition. Flowers has one year remaining on his rookie contract and is scheduled to make $2.4 million in 2018.|
Giants | NYG could add another punter Sun Apr 22, 10:58 AM
Despite the acquisition of P Riley Dixon, the New York Giants may still bring in a free-agent punter following the NFL draft to compete for the job. The team held private workouts with several top punting prospects in what is considered a strong draft at the position.Link to story
Texans | D'Onta Foreman not a lock for Week 1 Sat Apr 21, 10:55 PM
Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman (Achilles') may have to begin the season on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
|Footballguys view: Keep this in mind when considering Foreman as a late-round prospect. He's got the upside to take over for Lamar Miller in the backfield. Achilles' injuries aren't as devastating as they used to be, but Foreman needs all the athleticism he can bring to the field. He may not be the same player immediately upon his return. With such a great class of RBs in the 2018 NFL draft, the Texans would be foolish not to select at least one.|
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Texans | Whitney Mercilus at full strength Sat Apr 21, 10:28 PM
Houston Texans LB Whitney Mercilus (pectoral) is fully recovered from his torn pectoral muscle.
|Footballguys view: More great news for the Texans here. Their defense should have the dominant look they had in 2016 with a healthy Mercilus and J.J. Watt on the field. Mercilus should be full go for OTAs and minicamp.|
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Ravens | Baltimore targeting Hayden Hurst Sat Apr 21, 10:13 PM
The Baltimore Ravens would like to trade down from the No. 16 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and select South Carolina TE Hayden Hurst, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com.
|Footballguys view: Hurst may not be considered the best TE in this draft class, but the former baseball pitcher (he spent years in the Pirates organization) may have the best upside.|
NFL | Tremaine Edmunds' stock soaring Sat Apr 21, 09:49 PM
Virginia Tech LB Tremaine Edmunds 'is a lock to go in the top 10' of the 2018 NFL Draft, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, and La Canfora believes Edmunds could be selected as high as sixth overall.
|Footballguys view: Edmunds is a physical freak who can fly all over the field and make plays. He can tackle, he can intimidate when rushing the passer and he can cover. Edmunds should be a top-10 pick in the 2018 NFL draft.|
Bengals | Frank Ragnow headed to Cincinnati? Sat Apr 21, 09:26 PM
Arkansas C Frank Ragnow is viewed as the top center in the 2018 NFL Draft, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com. and La Canfora doesn't believes Ragnow will make it past the Cincinnati Bengals and the 21st pick.Link to story
Broncos | Denver eyeing Leighton Vander Esch? Sat Apr 21, 09:20 PM
Boise State LB Leighton Vander Esch is 'very much' on the radar of the Denver Broncos heading into the 2018 NFL Draft, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com.
|Footballguys view: Vander Esch should be on their radar, but probably not at no.5 overall. If the Broncos move back with the Bills (no.12 and no.22 overall) then that's more in line where Vander Esch should be selected. The Boise State product has a bit of Brian Urlacher to his game.|
NFL | Kolton Miller the top tackle? Sat Apr 21, 09:16 PM
UCLA OT Kolton Miller is the top offensive tackle in the 2018 NFL Draft, according to multiple offensive line coaches.Link to story
Broncos | Shane Ray expects option to be picked up Sat Apr 21, 04:37 PM
Denver Broncos LB Shane Ray said he expects the team to exercise his fifth-year option this offseason.
|Footballguys view: The Broncos have to decide whether or not they want Ray for the fifth season. He was injured most of last year and turned in a disappointing 1.0 sack performance for the entire season. Healthy now, Ray could push for 7-8 sacks in 2018.|
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Broncos | Shane Ray adds weight Sat Apr 21, 04:35 PM
Denver Broncos LB Shane Ray (wrist) said he currently weighs 240 pounds and plans to play the 2018 season at 240 or 245 pounds. He was down to 223 pounds at the end of the 2017 season because his wrist injury would not let him work out fully.Link to story
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Seahawks | No decision on Malik McDowell Sat Apr 21, 03:41 PM
Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said the team has not made a decision on DT Malik McDowell (head) at this point and are still waiting for guidance on his situation.
|Footballguys view: First-round talent that slipped to the second round last year, McDowell didn't get on the field at all as a rookie after suffering massive injuries in an offseason ATV accident. The Seahawks are expected to release him soon as they continue to revamp their roster.|
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Seahawks | Bradley McDougald expects to play SS Sat Apr 21, 03:26 PM
Seattle Seahawks S Bradley McDougald said the Seahawks plan to play him at strong safety next season.Link to story
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Cardinals | Hasson Riddick likely will be SLB Sat Apr 21, 02:56 PM
Arizona Cardinals LB Haason Reddick likely will be the starting strongside linebacker next season.Link to story
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Saints | NO unlikely to match Willie Snead offer Sat Apr 21, 02:55 PM
The New Orleans Saints do not plan on matching the offer restricted free-agent WR Willie Snead signed with the Baltimore Ravens.
|Footballguys view: This was expected once the Saints were able to sign Bears RFA wide receiver Cameron Meredith earlier this month. Snead will go to the Ravens where they've got a new-look WR corps. He should compete for snaps/targets in a trio of receivers that include Michael Crabtree and John Brown.|
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Chiefs | GM high on Reggie Ragland Sat Apr 21, 02:32 PM
Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said he believes LB Reggie Ragland can become a star for the Chiefs.Link to story
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Redskins | Three Redskins CBs may see bigger roles Sat Apr 21, 02:01 PM
Washington Redskins CBs Quinton Dunbar, Fabian Moreau and Joshua Holsey are expected to receive bigger roles on defense next season.Link to story
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Redskins | Bashaud Breeland is not expected back Sat Apr 21, 01:51 PM
Free-agent CB Bashaud Breeland (Redskins) has not signed with a team at this point but is still not expected to re-sign with the Washington Redskins.Link to story
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Lions | Detroit unlikely to pursue Dez Bryant Sat Apr 21, 01:50 PM
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) likely will not receive interest from the Detroit Lions, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Michael Rothstein.
|Footballguys view: Golden Tate, Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay make a pretty good trio for the Lions. They've got good chemistry in the passing game and don't need someone like Bryant messing that up.|
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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski likely to skip workouts Sat Apr 21, 01:31 PM
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski indicated that he does not plan to participate in the upcoming voluntary workouts.
|Footballguys view: It's been reported that Gronkowski is still considering retirement. When asked about making voluntary workouts, Gronkowski stated that he had some serious dirt-biking skills to work on. While he works on being a super-sized Jeremy McGrath, Gronkowski will miss out on a $250,000 workout bonus.|
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Jets | Leonard Williams' option officially exercised Sat Apr 21, 12:40 PM
Updating a previous report, the New York Jets officially exercised DE Leonard Williams' fifth-year option Saturday, April 21.
|Footballguys view: A first-round pick in the 2015 NFL draft, Williams has been a great player for the Jets up front. He's strong against the run and can create pressure as a defensive end. Williams should get an extension from the Jets before he hits the open market.|
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NFL | Ronald Jones met with several teams Sat Apr 21, 12:24 PM
Southern California RB Ronald Jones said he had pre-draft visits with the New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, Indianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins, Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers.
|Footballguys view: Jones plays like a younger version of Jamaal Charles. He wore the same number as Charles in college and patterned his game after Charles during his time at USC. Jones can score anytime he touches the ball. He's set to be a late first- or early second-round pick.|
Eagles | Nick Foles incentive details Sat Apr 21, 12:09 PM
Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles can make up to $14 million in playing time, playoff and Pro Bowl incentives as part of his revised contract, according to a source.Link to story
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Texans | Houston GM won't negotiate midseason extensions Sat Apr 21, 08:07 AM
Houston Texans general manager Brian Gaine does not plan to negotiate contract extensions with players during the regular season, as was the case with his predecessor, Rick Smith.
|Footballguys view: The team hopes to sign LBs Jadeveon Clowney and Benardrick McKinney to extensions prior to Week 1's game against the New England Patriots Sept. 9.|
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Bears | Leonard Floyd not on the field Sat Apr 21, 12:17 AM
Chicago Bears LB Leonard Floyd (knee) didn't participate in Chicago's three-day minicamp as he continues to recover from a right knee injury, but head coach Matt Nagy said he isn't concerned about Floyd moving forward.Link to story
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Lions | T.J. Lang excited for 2018 Sat Apr 21, 12:12 AM
Detroit Lions OG T.J. Lang said he is excited for the 2018 season because he is healthier than he has been in a long time. 'I can't make any predictions here, but this is the first time I've done an offseason workout in three years,' Lang said.Link to story
NFL | Question marks for Derrius Guice Fri Apr 20, 10:27 PM
Louisiana State RB Derrius Guice is a 'high-maintenance kid' and will need structure to succeed in the NFL, according to an NFC executive.
|Footballguys view: Ah yes, the anonymous scout strikes again. Guice had a rough upbringing in Baton Rouge, losing his father to murder at 7-years old. His brother has been arrested multiple times, so teams are certainly doing their homework on Guice's background. He patterns his game after Marshawn Lynch and is one of the best backs in this draft class. Many think he's a better receiver than his 31 career receptions over three years indicate. Guice should be a late first- or early second-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft.|
Colts | Jabaal Sheard set to shine? Fri Apr 20, 10:06 PM
Indianapolis Colts LB Jabaal Sheard will move to defensive end in 2018 when the defense moves to a 4-3 base, according to general manager Chris Ballard, and Ballard believes Sheard 'will take off' in his new role.Link to story
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Colts | John Simon to move to DE Fri Apr 20, 09:59 PM
Indianapolis Colts LB John Simon will move to defensive end in 2018 when the defense shifts to a 4-3 base, according to general manager Chris Ballard.Link to story
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49ers | San Francisco a fit for Tremaine Edmunds Fri Apr 20, 09:46 PM
Virginia Tech LB Tremaine Edmunds' athleticism and personality make him a great fit for the San Francisco 49ers, according to an NFL personnel executive. 'They need to go safe,' said the executive. 'And this kid is buttoned up, a great kid who'd be a very good pick for them.'
|Footballguys view: The 49ers need linebacker help with Reuben Foster in trouble with the law. Edmunds is different from Foster, but he's a special talent in his own way. He's incredibly athletic and can play sideline-to-sideline in the NFL.|
NFL | Marcus Davenport could be a star Fri Apr 20, 09:42 PM
Texas-San Antonio DE Marcus Davenport is still filling out his frame and could have a higher ceiling than North Carolina State DE Bradley Chubb, according to a college scouting director.
|Footballguys view: Davenport has the length and burst to be special from the edge. That's different from the power game that Chubb brings to the table. Both should be top-10 picks in the 2018 NFL draft.|
NFL | D.J. Moore the top receiver? Fri Apr 20, 09:36 PM
Maryland WR D.J. Moore is preferred by 'more than one team' over Alabama WR Calvin Ridley, according to Albert Breer of MMQB.
|Footballguys view: We can see why that would be the case. Moore has great concentration, body control and hand/eye coordination. His acrobatic catches make the highlight reel, but he does little things well too. Ridley is a talent in his own right, and a better route-runner, but drops are a problem with the Alabama prospect.|
Browns | Cleveland not targeting Sam Darnold? Fri Apr 20, 09:29 PM
Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey said 'hand size is important' when discussing quarterbacks in the 2018 NFL Draft, and he referenced Southern California QB Sam Darnold's hand size and issues with fumbling in college. 'With that being said, hand size in November and December, when it's snowing, raining, it's getting muddy.'
|Footballguys view: Darnold is set to be a top-5 pick in the 2018 NFL draft, but he's not ready to start right away. He was a turnover machine at USC and he needs to prove that he can play with better ball security as a pro. If the Browns don't take him at no.1 overall, then Darnold could go no.2 to the Giants or no.5 to the Broncos.|
Giants | NYG not interested in Dez Bryant Fri Apr 20, 08:50 PM
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) is not receiving interest from the New York Giants at this point.
|Footballguys view: Bryant is working out with Odell Beckham Jr. and the internet is all buzzing about it. The team doesn't want Bryant right now, even though Bryant would likely want to stay in the NFC East where he could play the Cowboys twice a year.|
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Broncos | Denver trades Riley Dixon Fri Apr 20, 07:44 PM
Denver Broncos P Riley Dixon was traded to the New York Giants Friday, April 20, in exchange for a conditional 2019 seventh-round draft choice.Link to story
Giants | Riley Dixon acquired by Giants Fri Apr 20, 07:43 PM
Denver Broncos P Riley Dixon was acquired by the New York Giants Friday, April 20, in exchange for a conditional 2019 seventh-round draft choice.Link to story
Giants | Riley Dixon close to joining Giants Fri Apr 20, 06:59 PM
Denver Broncos P Riley Dixon is close to being acquired by the New York Giants, according to a source.Link to story
Jaguars | No decision on Dante Fowler's option Fri Apr 20, 06:58 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell said the team has not decided if they will exercise DE Dante Fowler's fifth-year option.Link to story
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