Fantasy Football News & Views
Raiders | Derek Carr should be ready before camp (Sat May 23, 08:25 PM) [jump to this story]
Redskins | Robert Griffin III regressing (Sat May 23, 06:25 PM) [jump to this story]
Buccaneers | Charles Sims will be featured (Sat May 23, 06:17 PM) [jump to this story]
Colts | Andre Johnson to have big role for Colts? (Sat May 23, 03:15 PM) [jump to this story]
Browns | Johnny Manziel impressing OC (Fri May 22, 01:20 PM) [jump to this story]
Cowboys | Dallas unlikely to add Ray Rice (Fri May 22, 11:31 AM) [jump to this story]
Vikings | Mike Zimmer talks Adrian Peterson (Fri May 22, 09:42 AM) [jump to this story]
Vikings | Cordarrelle Patterson praised Sun May 24, 12:40 AM
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson once again has drawn praise from Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer -- this time for his route-running improvements. Patterson has worked extensively this offseason to become a better receiver from a technical standpoint.Link to story
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Bills | EJ Manuel part of open competition Sat May 23, 11:44 PM
Buffalo Bills QBs EJ Manuel, Matt Cassel, Tyrod Taylor and Jeff Tuel will all have a chance to win the starting job, according to general manager Doug Whaley.Link to story
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Ravens | Maxx Williams to play major role? Sat May 23, 11:37 PM
Baltimore Ravens TE Maxx Williams is expected to take over the role that TE Owen Daniels filled last season.Link to story
49ers | Big role for Torrey Smith? Sat May 23, 10:56 PM
San Francisco 49ers WR Torrey Smith was a featured part of the offense during practice Thursday, May 21, connecting with QB Colin Kaepernick on several plays and catching a touchdown from QB Blaine Gabbert in the red zone.Link to story
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49ers | Vernon Davis ready to rebound? Sat May 23, 10:45 PM
San Fancisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis caught a pair of red-zone touchdowns from QB Colin Kaepernick during practice Thursday, May 21, and he added a 25-yard reception on a deep crossing route.Link to story
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49ers | Colin Kaepernick looking good Sat May 23, 10:13 PM
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick was accurate on his throws with his new throwing motion in practice Thursday, May 21. His passes still had their usual zip, and he was able to remain accurate while throwing on the run when plays broke down.Link to story
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Raiders | Derek Carr should be ready before camp Sat May 23, 08:25 PM
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (hand) expects to be throwing well before training camp begins in July, according to a source close to Carr.
|Footballguys view: Good news for the Raiders here. The second-year quarterback could be the guy they've been searching for at the position. The Raiders have put better weapons around him this offseason, and it will be interesting to see if he can make improvements to his game.|
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Redskins | Robert Griffin III regressing Sat May 23, 06:25 PM
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III can't blame his regression on injuries, according to head coach Mike Shanahan. 'I don't think getting hurt has anything to do with it,' Shanahan told WJFK in Washington Friday. May 22. 'I think what you do is you rehab yourself and you get better. ... You don't have to have great running ability to run the read-option. You have to be able to know when to slide, when to throw the football away, depending on if you're running or passing,' said Shanahan.
|Footballguys view: Things didn't end well for Shanahan in Washington. We feel Griffin is worthy of one more season at the top spot. This is a make-or-break season for him, and he needs to be more consistent, stay healthy and make better/quicker decisions as a passer.|
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Bengals | AJ McCarron healthy Sat May 23, 06:18 PM
Cincinnati Bengals QB AJ McCarron (shoulder) is healthy and hoping to push QB Andy Dalton in 2015. 'We wanted him in our building so bad and it happened and then it didn't happen and now it's happening ... So it's fun. It's delayed gratification, that's all. Now we've got a chance to see where he can take himself and where we can help him go,' explained quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese.
|Footballguys view: McCarron is healthy, and he has enough confidence for two players. We're not believers in his long-term upside, but it will be interesting to see how he performs in training camp and the preseason. Andy Dalton is the clear-cut starter, and we don't see McCarron pushing him for that spot.|
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Buccaneers | Charles Sims will be featured Sat May 23, 06:17 PM
Tampa Buccaneers RB Charles Sims is viewed very highly by coaches, according to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com Friday, May 22.
|Footballguys view: Things change pretty quickly around here. It wasn't that long ago that Doug Martin was coming off an incredible rookie season, and he was seen as an emerging star for the Buccaneers. Now, Martin is an afterthought and Sims seems to be the hotter running back. We like Sims all-around ability as a determined runner between the tackles and receiver out of the backfield. Sims has a current ADP of RB40 (9.01), and he could certainly outperform that position in 2015.|
Colts | Andre Johnson to have big role for Colts? Sat May 23, 03:15 PM
Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson will play a significant part in the Colts' offense this season, according to ESPN.com's Mike Wells.
|Footballguys view: Johnson is out of the cluster-you-know-what that is the Texans QB situation, and now he gets to catch passes from Andrew Luck. We're expecting a resurgence from the veteran this season. His current ADP is WR19 (4.06) in 12-team PPR leagues. He was the 12th-best fantasy receiver in 2013, and his production might put him around the top 15 in 2015.|
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Jaguars | Sen'Derrick Marks may not be ready for opener Sat May 23, 02:45 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars DT Sen'Derrick Marks (knee) may not be ready for Week 1 as he recovers from surgery on his torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to ESPN.com's Mike DiRocco.
|Footballguys view: The Jaguars defense could sure use Marks' pass-rushing ability (8.5 sacks last year), especially after losing rookie Dante Fowler to a knee injury. Marks would be nine months removed from the ACL tear when the regular season begins. Putting him on the PUP list to start the season is a distinct possibility. If he's available at the start of the season (big if), then the Jaguars would be wise to ease him in as a part-time player.|
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Seahawks | Chris Matthews to be No. 3 WR for SEA? Sat May 23, 02:11 PM
Seattle Seahawks WR Chris Matthews may be the favorite to win the No. 3 wide receiver job with his favorable size and wingspan, according to NFL.com's Chris Wesseling. WRs Paul Richardson, Kevin Norwood and Tyler Lockett should also be in the mix.
|Footballguys view: Matthews was active in only three regular-season games last season. He was available in the postseason, but Matthews didn't come through in the box score until the Super Bowl. In that game against the Patriots, Matthews was dominant with four catches for 109 yards and one touchdown. He'll try to carry that momentum over to this year. We feel Lockett could provide the best competition from the other receivers on the depth chart vying for the WR3 position.|
Saints | Tim Lelito has chance to start Sat May 23, 01:33 PM
New Orleans Saints OG Tim Lelito will have an opportunity to start at left guard in 2015. Lelito has had a few starts at right guard and center, but played at left guard in college.
|Footballguys view: Lelito started two games last year, but he mostly played as a backup center for the Saints last year. With OG Ben Grubbs traded to the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this year, Lelito is the likely choice to replace him. A 2013 undrafted free agent out of Grand Valley State, Lelito has years of experience at guard.|
49ers | Dres Anderson recovering nicely Sat May 23, 01:26 PM
San Francisco 49ers WR Dres Anderson (knee) is not wearing a knee brace for his surgically repaired knee. Anderson was a full participant in organized team activities Thursday, May 21.
|Footballguys view: Anderson is an interesting player to watch in super deep dynasty leagues. He has a good second gear to create separation on downfield routes. Anderson plays bigger than his size because of his ability to high-point passes and play "above the rim" on jump passes. He originally hurt his knee last October, so it's a good sign that he's fully participating and working without a brace.|
CFL | Michael Sam signs with Alouettes Sat May 23, 02:33 AM
Free-agent DE Michael Sam (Cowboys) has signed with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. He will earn $100,000 in 2015 and $150,000 in 2016.
|Footballguys view: This seems to be where Sam was destined to play after brief stints with the Rams and the Cowboys as a rookie in 2014. There are plenty of players who go to Canada in order to find their way back to the NFL. Sam could be one of those guys, but he needs to work on his explosion and strength at the point of the play. He's got a lot of hustle, and there's a good chance he makes a real impact for the Alouettes.|
Vikings | MyCole Pruitt could have sizeable role Fri May 22, 10:04 PM
Minnesota Vikings TE MyCole Pruitt was praised for his versatility and ability to create mismatches by general manager Rick Spielman, and Pruitt could be the No. 2 tight end on the depth chart behind TE Kyle Rudolph as a rookie.
|Footballguys view: We're not as crazy about the Southern Illinois prospect as some. In 2014, Pruitt led all FBS tight ends in catches, yards and touchdowns. The Vikings added him in the fifth round of the draft this year with the idea of further developing his game. Pruitt has good hands, but he's limited athletically and not the dangerous move tight end some have projected him to be. He's stiff in the hips and has average play speed. Some in the scouting community have compared him to Daniel Fells, and unless he improves his movement drastically Pruitt is unlikely to be much of a fantasy factor.|
Packers | Ty Montgomery impressing Fri May 22, 09:15 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Ty Montgomery's explosion stood out in rookie minicamp, head coach Mike McCarthy said. Team scout Sam Seale compared Montgomery to a bigger version of WR Randall Cobb.
|Footballguys view: We like to hear that he's impressing, but let's slow down on the Cobb comparisons. Montgomery has traits more like Cordarrelle Patterson (Vikings). Over the last three years at Stanford, Montgomery had 16 drops and three fumbles. He'll need to improve his ball security if he wants to make a big impact as a pro. Montgomery has run-after-the catch ability, but we'd like to see him become a better route-runner and stop letting so many passes into his body. The rookie has talent, but he lacks polish at this time.|
Cowboys | Work out several players Fri May 22, 06:14 PM
Free-agent WR A.J. Jenkins (Chiefs), WR Kris Durham (Titans), WR Tommy Streeter (Jaguars), WR B.J. Cunningham (Bears) and RB Ronnie Wingo (Falcons) worked out for the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, May 21.
|Footballguys view: We've always kept tabs on Cunningham in super deep dynasty leagues as he's bounced around the league. He's the best player on this list in our opinion, and the Cowboys did not sign him (or anyone from this group).|
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Cowboys | Sean Lee likely to take part in practice Fri May 22, 06:04 PM
Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee (knee) has been cleared to practice and is expected to participate in organized team activities next week.
|Footballguys view: Getting Lee back on the field could provide a huge boost for the Cowboys defense. We'll see the Cowboys ease Lee back into action as he gets back into the swing of things.|
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Chiefs | Albert Wilson could start Fri May 22, 05:45 PM
Kansas City Chiefs WR Albert Wilson will be given the first chance to win the starting wide receiver job opposite WR Jeremy Maclin.
|Footballguys view: No offense to Wilson, but that's not an exciting option. We like rookie Chris Conley to eventually take over as a starter opposite Maclin. However, the passing game still hinges on Alex Smith. Outside of Maclin as a WR3, fantasy owners should be looking elsewhere for help.|
Colts | Phillip Dorsett could be No. 3 WR Fri May 22, 05:44 PM
Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett is expected to compete with WRs Donte Moncrief, Duron Carter and Vincent Brown for the No. 3 wide receiver job during training camp. Dorsett is also expected to be a candidate for the kick and punt returner jobs.
|Footballguys view: Dorsett is certainly talented, but finding playing time for the rookie could prove to be difficult with this jam-packed group. Throw in tight ends Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen and it means Dorsett will have an even more difficult time finding targets. Watch this battle unfold throughout training camp and the preseason. The Colts are going to be a pass-happy offense--and you want the right piece of that action.|
Patriots | Commissioner to hear Tom Brady's appeal Fri May 22, 04:26 PM
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady will have the appeal of his four-game suspension heard by commissioner Roger Goodell after the NFL rejected a motion by the NFL Players Association to have Goodell remove himself from the appeal, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Goodell may not eliminate Brady's suspension (as some have speculated), but we think a reduction is in order. Dropping the punishment to two games sounds about right. We'll see what Goodell comes up with in the near future.|
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Dolphins | Branden Albert expected to play Week 1 Fri May 22, 03:45 PM
Miami Dolphins OT Branden Albert (knee) is still recovering from his torn anterior cruciate ligament, but it is reasonable to expect him to play in Week 1 next season, according to general manager Dennis Hickey.
|Footballguys view: Getting Albert back will boost the Dolphins rushing attack, and it will help better protect Ryan Tannehill. The team will monitor the veteran tackle's progress through training camp.|
Patriots | No date for Tom Brady's appeal Fri May 22, 03:30 PM
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension has not been scheduled at this time.
|Footballguys view: We'll know soon enough. Right now, fantasy owners should be expecting at least a two-game ban for the superstar quarterback.|
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Bengals | Vontaze Burfict's status uncertain Fri May 22, 02:43 PM
Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict's (knee) status for the start of training camp is uncertain at this point. Burfict hopes to be ready for camp and does not want to be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
|Footballguys view: The PUP list to start camp is different from the PUP list to start the regular season. If on the PUP list at the start of training camp, Burfict would be clear to return at any time he's ready. If on the PUP list to start the regular season, Burfict would be forced to miss the first six weeks of the season. We feel he'll be ready for Week 1, but his status for the start of training camp is clearly up in the air.|
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Bengals | Andre Smith likely to sit out Fri May 22, 02:39 PM
Cincinnati Bengals OT Andre Smith (triceps) is making progress in his recovery from a triceps injury but is not expected to participate in offseason workouts.
|Footballguys view: The Bengals have a couple of talented offensive linemen who are coming back from injury. Smith should be ready for the start of training camp.|
Bengals | James Wright expected to practice Fri May 22, 02:37 PM
Cincinnati Bengals WR James Wright (knee) is expected to participate in offseason workouts that start next week.
|Footballguys view: Wright was a seventh-round pick by the Bengals in the 2014 NFL draft. He's a reserve receiver worth keeping an eye on in dynasty leagues.|
Bengals | Marvin Jones should be at workouts Fri May 22, 02:16 PM
Cincinnati Bengals WR Marvin Jones (foot) should be able to participate in offseason workouts that start next week.
|Footballguys view: We're excited to see Jones back in action. He emerged late in the 2013 season with 713 yards and 10 touchdowns, but Jones didn't play at all last year. If healthy, Jones will be a strong option for the WR2 job in Cincinnati opposite A.J. Green.|
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Saints | Drew Brees wants long career Fri May 22, 02:15 PM
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said he may not be able to play until he is 45 years old like he previously stated but wants to play as long as he can.
|Footballguys view: Try not to spit out your coffee when you read "45" in this story. We could see Brees playing until he's around 40, but anything after that is a bit shaky. He's not quite the same player he used to be, and fantasy owners need to realize the changes on the offense for the 2015 season. This team could run more and pass less, making Brees a low-end QB1 for fantasy owners.|
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Browns | Johnny Manziel impressing OC Fri May 22, 01:20 PM
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel has impressed Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo since Manziel has returned from a stint in a treatment center. Cleveland's new play-caller said Manziel is spending every hour that he is allowed to spend in the building and is putting himself into a position to be an NFL quarterback. DeFilippo said he wouldn't sacrifice Manziel's athleticism to pigeonhole him into a scheme that doesn't fit his skill set.
|Footballguys view: You always want to take these offseason stories with a grain of salt, but this is the type of thing you like to hear coming out of Browns camp. Manziel doesn't lack talent--but as a rookie he lacked polish and focus as a professional. Now, the young quarterback seems to have things on the right track. He's still a long way from being the starter, but he could push Josh McCown more than some think in training camp.|
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Cowboys | Dallas unlikely to add Ray Rice Fri May 22, 11:31 AM
Free-agent RB Ray Rice (Ravens) could be a consideration for the Dallas Cowboys in free agency, speculates The Dallas Morning News' Jon Machota. He cites Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones' willingness to give players a second chance and Dallas' continued search for running back depth. However, Machota notes the chance of Dallas pursuing Rice is unlikely due to Rice's time away from the game, drastic on-field decline in 2013, and Jones having to eventually draw a line in the sand with forgiving off-field incidents.
|Footballguys view: We believe Dallas could be a landing spot for Rice, but there's certainly a lot to work through. Rice did have a down 2013, but fantasy owners need to realize that he looked like the player he used to be during the 2014 preseason. Rice averaged 7.6 yards per carry over two preseason games. The time away could help his body heal, and Rice could be the best option on the open market.|
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Vikings | Mike Zimmer talks Adrian Peterson Fri May 22, 09:42 AM
Updating an ongoing story, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson remains in pursuit of being traded or receiving a new contract and remains away from the organization during voluntary workouts. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer told ESPN Radio he has a target date in mind of when he thinks Peterson will return to the team, but Zimmer did not give the specific date.
|Footballguys view: That target date could be the start of training camp. Yes, Peterson would miss some mandatory workouts if he doesn't show up until then but the two sides are trying to patch things up. The Vikings hold all the cards here, and it's looking more and more like Peterson is going to stay put in Minnesota.|
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Cardinals | Carson Palmer sees ticking clock Fri May 22, 09:34 AM
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (knee) understands that at age 35, with two knee reconstructions under his belt, time is ticking, according to Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians. Palmer has been rehabbing diligently, exceeding expectations six months following surgery, and has a sense of urgency, Arians said.
|Footballguys view: We're not saying Palmer's biological clock is huge, but Terrance Knighton is hanging off the minute hand. This season could be the best shot the Cardinals have with Palmer to make a deep postseason run. He's under contract through the 2018 season.|
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Texans | Tyson Clabo released Fri May 22, 08:21 AM
Houston Texans OT Tyson Clabo was released Thursday, May 22.Link to story
Chiefs | Ryan Taylor signed Fri May 22, 02:30 AM
The Kansas City Chiefs signed TE Ryan Taylor on Thursday, May 21. OG Ricky Henry was released to make room for Taylor on the roster.
|Footballguys view: Originally a seventh-round pick by the Packers in 2011, Taylor spent last season on three different rosters. If he makes the Chiefs roster, he'll mainly be a special teams player.|
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Saints | Andy Tanner placed on IR Fri May 22, 02:24 AM
New Orleans Saints WR Andy Tanner cleared waivers and was placed on injured reserve Thursday, May 21.
|Footballguys view: Undrafted in 2010, Tanner spent last season on Injured Reserve with an injury he suffered in training camp. He's been a practice squad player for the Saints, but Tanner has not yet played a game in the regular season. This latest injury could spell the end of his pro career.|
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49ers | Kendall Hunter moving well Thu May 21, 11:43 PM
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (knee) made several quick bursts during practice Thursday, May 21.
|Footballguys view: Hunter is on the roster bubble this year, and he needs to prove he can stay healthy if he wants to stay with the 49ers. He's a talented back, and we feel Hunter could be a nice change-of-pace back. However, the 49ers went out and added Reggie Bush this offseason to play that role behind starter Carlos Hyde. Hunter's best bet is to make the roster as a reserve player and wait for his opportunity.|
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Dolphins | Louis Delmas almost full go Thu May 21, 07:49 PM
Miami Dolphins FS Louis Delmas (knee) is nearly 100% just 6 1/2 months after surgery on his torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to general manager Dennis Hickey.Link to story
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49ers | Reggie Bush wants to return punts Thu May 21, 07:29 PM
San Francisco 49ers RB Reggie Bush has expressed his desire to the San Francisco 49ers coaching staff to return punts this season. 'I told the coaches I wanted to return punts again. And they were excited about it,' Bush said. 'We're still working at it, still chipping away. And we're looking forward to being and all-around great special teams.'
|Footballguys view: Bush will be playing a part-time role behind starter Carlos Hyde, so there's no great concern about wearing him down. He's quick and dangerous in the open field, and Bush can provide the 49ers special teams with some punch as a return man. In return-yardage leagues this could bump his current ADP of RB43 (9.08) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
Reggie Bush player page
Chargers | Phillip Rivers to receive extension? Thu May 21, 07:18 PM
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers and the Chargers are optimistic about a long-term extension. Rivers had been the subject of trade rumors prior to the NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Oh how things change pretty quickly around here. Some felt Rivers was as good as gone earlier this year, and now it looks like he could be staying with the Chargers for the foreseeable future. Stay tuned.|
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Falcons | Joplo Bartu avoids suspension Thu May 21, 07:14 PM
Atlanta Falcons LB Joplo Bartu was fined $50,000 for an alcohol-related offense after a two-game suspension was rescinded, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
|Footballguys view: Bartu started 27 games over the last two years, but he will have to fight for a roster spot in 2015 due to the additions the Falcons made this offseason.|
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49ers | NaVorro Bowman had scheduled day off Thu May 21, 07:06 PM
San Francisco 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman didn't practice Thursday, May 21, as he had a scheduled day off. Bowman is still working his way back from last season's knee injury.
|Footballguys view: We'll see Bowman with more of these days off in the future. The team doesn't need to rush him back at the cost of re-aggravating his injury.|
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49ers | Carlos Hyde nursing injury Thu May 21, 07:00 PM
San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (leg) is nursing a leg injury and did not practice Thursday, May 21. A timetable for his return was not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: There's no word about what specifically this mysterious leg injury is. We'll know more if Hyde continues to miss time as offseason workouts continue. With Frank Gore moving on to the Colts, Hyde is set to be the bellcow back for the 49ers in 2015.|
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Falcons | Justin Hardy to be No. 3 WR for ATL? Thu May 21, 06:50 PM
Atlanta Falcons WR Justin Hardy is projected as the Falcons' No. 3 receiver behind WRs Julio Jones and Roddy White, according to NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal.
|Footballguys view: With Harry Douglas in Tennessee, the Falcons needed to add another wide receiver to the mix and that's why Hardy was their fourth-round pick. Coming out of East Carolina, Hardy is a smart player who does the little things well. He'll come back to the football after sitting down in a zone. Hardy can also reach for passes and pluck them out of the air naturally. He's got large hands and a long wingspan that help him play bigger than his size.|
Vikings | Blair Walsh contract talks Thu May 21, 06:33 PM
Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh said there has been some communication between the team and his agent regarding a contract extension, but nothing has been finalized.Link to story
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Jets | NYJ to have tight end platoon Thu May 21, 05:50 PM
New York Jets TEs Jeff Cumberland and Jace Amaro will both start this season, according to head coach Todd Bowles. Bowles said Cumberland would be lined up in the 'Y' position while Amaro would play the H-back and fullback positions.
|Footballguys view: The 'Y' tight end is the more traditional (blocking) role. The 'H' tight end is the guy who will be moved around the field to create mismatches. Amaro has the athleticism to be a weapon in the new Chan Gailey offense. He's going undrafted right now in 12-team PPR leagues, but he's someone who should be on your waiver wire speed dial.|
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Jets | Stevan Ridley to be ready for training camp Thu May 21, 05:30 PM
New York Jets RB Stevan Ridley (knee) should be healthy enough for training camp as he continues to recover from knee surgery. Head coach Todd Bowles said Ridley is not ready for team drills, but participated in positional drills.
|Footballguys view: Ridley is going to have to wait to prove himself until training camp. The veteran back will have to prove his value over guys like Chris Ivory and Zac Stacy. The Jets should run the ball quite a bit in order to help keep defenses honest for third-year quarterback Geno Smith.|
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Jaguars | Dante Fowler will have surgery Thu May 21, 05:18 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars DE Dante Fowler (knee) will undergo surgery on his torn anterior cruciate ligament sometime next week.
|Footballguys view: It's hard to be a Jaguars fan when stuff like this happens. Hopefully, Fowler will be OK for next season, and the defense can soldier on without him this year. The Jaguars are a team that feels like it could be on the cusp of something good.|
Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin nursing injury Thu May 21, 04:55 PM
Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (hamstring) is nursing a strained hamstring he suffered last week, according to a source. Benjamin is not likely to participate in organized team activities next week.
|Footballguys view: Benjamin had an exceptionally good rookie season, enough to drive his early ADP up into the third round. If rookie Devin Funchess can duplicate Benjamin's first season just a little, Benjamin will have an easier time with opposing secondaries. We know Cam Newton likes him, and that goes a long way towards building opportunity and production. We like him as a lot as a WR2 for your fantasy team.|
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