Fantasy Football News & Views
Falcons | Julio Jones should be fine for camp (Thu Mar 23, 02:27 PM) [jump to this story]
Saints | Johnny Manziel of Saints' interest? (Thu Mar 23, 10:35 AM) [jump to this story]
Chargers | Patrick Mahomes works out for Bolts (Thu Mar 23, 10:05 AM) [jump to this story]
Packers | Adrian Peterson may visit Green Bay? (Wed Mar 22, 10:22 PM) [jump to this story]
Panthers | David Njoku visits Carolina Fri Mar 24, 12:24 AM
Miami (Fla.) TE David Njoku visited the Carolina Panthers Thursday, March 23.Link to story
Lions | Ricky Wagner not worried about old injury Fri Mar 24, 12:08 AM
Detroit Lions OT Ricky Wagner said he is fully recovered from a foot injury that impacted his performance in 2015.Link to story
Broncos | Denver wants Vance Walker back Thu Mar 23, 11:49 PM
Free-agent DE Vance Walker (Broncos) has talked to the Broncos about re-signing, and head coach Vance Joseph said the two sides will try to 'get something done.'Link to story
Vance Walker player page
Chiefs | Andrew Tiller visits Kansas City Thu Mar 23, 11:44 PM
Free-agent OG Andrew Tiller (49ers) visited the Kansas City Chiefs but left without a contract agreement, according to a source.Link to story
Buccaneers | Tampa Bay targeting Marlon Mack? Thu Mar 23, 11:08 PM
South Florida RB Marlon Mack has met with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers multiple times, and head coach Dirk Koetter attended Mack's pro day.Link to story
NFL | Marlon Mack's stock rising Thu Mar 23, 11:00 PM
South Florida RB Marlon Mack has met with 25 teams in preparation for the 2017 NFL Draft.Link to story
NFL | Christian McCaffrey shows versatility Thu Mar 23, 10:15 PM
Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey said he wanted to use his pro day to show his ability to run routes from the slot and the outside and do 'anything' on the football field.Link to story
NFL | JuJu Smith-Schuster confident Thu Mar 23, 10:00 PM
Southern California WR JuJu Smith-Schuster said he is 'the top receiver' in the 2017 NFL Draft following his pro day Thursday, March 23.
|Footballguys view: Slow your roll there, son. We like Smith-Schuster but he needs to clean up his breaks during route running, and doesn't accelerate well out of his cuts. He'll see a lot of contested balls, though luckily for him he thrives on that. He's a big bodied, aggressive receiver, but he's not the top of the class.|
Seahawks | Michael Wilhoite joining Seattle Thu Mar 23, 09:51 PM
Free-agent LB Michael Wilhoite (49ers) will sign with the Seattle Seahawks, according to a source.Link to story
Michael Wilhoite player page
Bears | One-year deal for Mark Sanchez Thu Mar 23, 09:48 PM
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears QB Mark Sanchez's deal is for one year. Financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
Mark Sanchez player page
NFL | No help for DeShone Kizer? Thu Mar 23, 09:45 PM
Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer was throwing to 'scrubs' at his pro day Thursday, March 23, according to an NFL scout, and the scout said to ignore any accuracy issues because of the lack of talent around him.
|Footballguys view: Which is the opposite of what we hear from scouts, analysts and GMs about pro days. It's your own receivers, on your own turf, with scripted plays against air. If you can't look good under those conditions, when can you? So go back to the tape if you must, but don't be shocked when the inconsistency shows up there too.|
49ers | San Francisco watching DeShone Kizer Thu Mar 23, 09:39 PM
San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch attended Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer's pro day Thursday, March 23.
|Footballguys view: The Niners are likely just kicking the tires on all sorts of quarterbacks but we still think Kyle Shanahan wants Kirk Cousins next year. Kizer could go as a developmental project though, but we won't see him early in the draft.|
John Lynch player page
Saints | DeShone Kizer talks with New Orleans Thu Mar 23, 09:35 PM
Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer talked with New Orleans Saints quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi after his pro day Thursday, March 23.
|Footballguys view: The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he was a high-end quarterback. Kizer had an inconsistent career at Notre Dame, stealing Malik Zaire's job when the other quarterback broke his ankle and then losing it again with poor play this past season. Kizer is a big quarterback with a nice arm, and isn't afraid to attack the secondary with deep throws but he locks onto his first read too often, and while he has good arm strength, he can rely on it too much. Drew Brees isn't going anywhere soon, so the Saints would be able to take their time developing Kizer.|
NFL | Charles Harris wows at pro day Thu Mar 23, 09:29 PM
Missouri DE Charles Harris' performance at his pro day Thursday, March 23, was 'damn impressive,' according to a scout.Link to story
NFL | Zay Jones staying focused Thu Mar 23, 09:25 PM
East Carolina WR Zay Jones said he appreciates all the recognition he has received leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft but has 'never needed hype' to motivate him.
|Footballguys view: Jones is a solid receiver with great hands and no fear when he has to go across the middle. He doesn't play quite as fast as he times, though, and could struggle to gain separation at the pro level. Jones put up a lot of production, but the argument can be made that the scheme he was in inflated his numbers a bit.|
Bears | Chicago adding Mark Sanchez Thu Mar 23, 09:08 PM
Free-agent QB Mark Sanchez (Cowboys) is finalizing a deal with the Chicago Bears Thursday, March 23, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Sanchez is an all right backup, but the former USC quarterback is a long way from a starter. At most, he's the Bears' reliable backup to Mike Glennon and if they have to break the glass to bring him out, things will be very grim.|
Mark Sanchez player page
Rams | Tyrunn Walker joins LA Rams Thu Mar 23, 08:57 PM
Free-agent DT Tyrunn Walker (Lions) agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Rams Thursday, March 23.Link to story
Tyrunn Walker player page
Steelers | DeAngelo Williams could still re-join PIT Thu Mar 23, 07:43 PM
Free-agent RB DeAngelo Williams (Steelers) could still re-sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers despite the team recently adding RB Knile Davis, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com.
|Footballguys view: Williams has managed to dodge Father Time the last few seasons and proven to be a very nice backup to LeVeon Bell. But Bell won't start the season suspended this year and so it's unlikely that Williams or Davis will have much value this year as more than a handcuff.|
DeAngelo Williams player page
Dolphins | Ndamukong Suh to be ready for OTAs Thu Mar 23, 07:35 PM
Miami Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh (knee) is expected to be ready for offseason workouts and organized team activities in April despite undergoing minor knee surgery in January.Link to story
Ndamukong Suh player page
Steelers | Jesse James struggled with consistency Thu Mar 23, 07:25 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Jesse James failed to register consecutive weeks after the first two games of the 2016 season in which he produced 20 or more receiving yards, despite playing in all 16 contests and starting 13 of them.
|Footballguys view: James seems like he could be a very good tight end if he can be consistent, which he clearly couldn't last season. We're wary of thinking that's going to change next year but more experience can only help.|
Colts | Kamar Aiken was told 'open competition' Thu Mar 23, 06:53 PM
Indianapolis Colts WR Kamar Aiken said he was told 'there was going to be open competition in the receiving room' when deciding to sign with the team.
|Footballguys view: Once you get past TY Hilton, there is definitely room for new faces. Aiken has shown flashes of potential before, and having Andrew Luck throw to him might make him reach those heights more consistently. Of course, the Colts need to actually protect Luck long enough for him to get a pass off for this to work, and Aiken will still be far behind Hilton as well as Donte Moncrief.|
Kamar Aiken player page
Seahawks | Gerald Hodges not signed yet Thu Mar 23, 05:50 PM
Free-agent LB Gerald Hodges (49ers) had a good visit with the Seattle Seahawks Thursday, March 23, but has not yet been signed.Link to story
Gerald Hodges player page
Saints | Darryl Tapp re-signs with Saints Thu Mar 23, 05:16 PM
New Orleans Saints DE Darryl Tapp re-signed to an undisclosed deal Thursday, March 23.Darryl Tapp player page
Packers | Ricky Jean-Francois signs with Packers Thu Mar 23, 04:45 PM
Free-agent DT Ricky Jean-Francois (Redskins) signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Green Bay Packers Thursday, March 23, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: An interesting addition to the lineup, which needs to continue stiffening up the middle for run defense.|
Ricky Jean-Francois player page
Colts | Indianapolis adds Joe Fortunato Thu Mar 23, 04:30 PM
Undrafted free-agent LS Joe Fortunato (Delaware) was signed by the Indianapolis Colts Thursday, March 22.Link to story
Chargers | Adrian Phillips signs tender Thu Mar 23, 04:01 PM
Los Angeles Chargers S Adrian Phillips signed his exclusive rights tender Thursday, March 23.Link to story
NFL | Marshon Lattimore healthy Thu Mar 23, 03:30 PM
Ohio State CB Marshon Lattimore (hamstring) said his hamstring is fine. He had reportedly injured it during the NFL combine.
|Footballguys view: Good news both for his draft stock and a whole bunch of teams who are very interested in the draft's most eligible defensive back. His ability could have him chosen in the top five picks, but it's almost certain he will at least be gone in the first half of round 1.|
Jets | New York signs Quinton Patton Thu Mar 23, 03:12 PM
Free-agent WR Quinton Patton (49ers) signed an undisclosed deal with the New York Jets Thursday, March 23.
|Footballguys view: What Patton will do for them, we're not sure. Aside from Eric Decker, the team has a bunch of young guys they are reportedly excited about. And then you have to consider the rocky quarterback situation. No, we don't think Patton will be much to talk about come the season.|
Quinton Patton player page
Falcons | Julio Jones should be fine for camp Thu Mar 23, 02:27 PM
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) is expected to be at full health in time for the start of training camp in late July. Jones was wearing a boot, but he appeared to be moving around well and was not using crutches. A minor procedure was performed on Jones' foot March 6 after he played with the injury for most of the second half of last season.
|Footballguys view: Jones should be fine in time for camp, so he'll be more than ready for the start of the season. We expect him to be a top receiver option in fantasy circles again come September.|
Julio Jones player page
Chargers | Branden Oliver re-signs with Chargers Thu Mar 23, 02:12 PM
Los Angeles Chargers RB Branden Oliver re-signed to a one-year contract Thursday, March 22. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: A solid backup who occasionally provided more, Oliver isn't likely to have a big impact next season, but serves as a good safety net for Melvin Gordon owners.|
Branden Oliver player page
Patriots | Darrelle Revis heading back to Pats? Thu Mar 23, 01:43 PM
Free-agent CB Darrelle Revis (Jets) appears to be likely to be signed by the New England Patriots, according to sources. Those sources, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, believe if Revis were to play for anyone in 2017 it would be the Patriots.
|Footballguys view: It's an interesting idea. He won't get a large payday and he's a shell of himself, so how he is used is anyone's guess. We think if anyone can find a way to re-boot Revis, it's Bill Belichick and Matt Patricia.|
Darrelle Revis player page
Giants | Shane Vereen takes pay cut Thu Mar 23, 01:29 PM
New York Giants RB Shane Vereen reduced his 2017 base salary from $3.15 million to $2.15 million, according to NFL Players Association records.
|Footballguys view: The Giants are in some financial straits, so this is likely the only way Vereen--who has had limited impact--was staying with the Giants. We think he has some upside, but really isn't more than a bench player for fantasy.|
Shane Vereen player page
Bengals | Cedric Peerman re-signing with Cincy Thu Mar 23, 12:57 PM
Free-agent RB Cedric Peerman (Bengals) will re-sign an undisclosed with the Cincinnati Bengals.Link to story
Cedric Peerman player page
NFL | Fabian Moreau underwent surgery Thu Mar 23, 12:22 PM
UCLA CB Fabian Moreau (chest) recently underwent successful surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle. He is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for training camp.Link to story
Vikings | More on Adam Thielen's deal Thu Mar 23, 11:43 AM
Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen signed a four-year deal worth $19.246 million with $6.746 million in the first year.
|Footballguys view: Thielen is a great story. An undrafted free agent who stuck around long enough to get his shot, and then play well enough to earn a starting spot, Thielen is a solid receiver a Vikings quarterback can rely on.|
Adam Thielen player page
Bears | Pernell McPhee had surgery Thu Mar 23, 10:39 AM
Chicago Bears LB Pernell McPhee (shoulder) had surgery after the season to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder. He's expected to be ready by training camp.Link to story
Pernell McPhee player page
Saints | Johnny Manziel of Saints' interest? Thu Mar 23, 10:35 AM
Free-agent QB Johnny Manziel (Browns) had breakfast with New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton during Super Bowl week, and the two discussed a return to football.
|Footballguys view: Manziel may get a chance somewhere--he still has upside--but it will be as a backup and he is unlikely to see the field. The Saints have weapons, so he'd have what he needed to succeed, if he can keep his head on straight.|
Johnny Manziel player page
Chargers | Patrick Mahomes works out for Bolts Thu Mar 23, 10:05 AM
Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes had a private workout with the Los Angeles Chargers last week.
|Footballguys view: The Chargers have a high enough pick to be putting on a show and trolling for trade interest. The New York Jets are doing the same. That doesn't preclude the idea they might fall in love with a quarterback, but the Chargers should be able to get a little more out of Philip Rivers and have other, bigger needs.|
Vikings | Rod Streater has Vikings' interest Thu Mar 23, 08:45 AM
Free-agent WR Rod Streater (49ers) is drawing interest from the Minnesota Vikings, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: We don't see much happening here if he signs. The Vikings have a pretty good crop of receivers, and Streater would just be left out in the cold.|
Rod Streater player page
Saints | Terron Armstead restructures Thu Mar 23, 08:27 AM
New Orleans Saints OT Terron Armstead had a $5 million roster bonus converted to a signing bonus, which freed up about $4 million in cap space Thursday, March 23.Link to story
NFL | Takkarist McKinley lining up visits Wed Mar 22, 10:57 PM
UCLA DE Takkarist McKinley will reportedly meet with the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, April 2. The Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions are among the handful of teams interested in talking with him after that, according to NFL Network's Courtney Fallon.Link to story
Packers | Adrian Peterson may visit Green Bay? Wed Mar 22, 10:22 PM
The Green Bay Packers have 'some' interest in a visit with free-agent WR Adrian Peterson (Vikings), but it is believed that might not happen until after the team can take stock of its roster following the draft, according to ESPN's Ben Goessling.Link to story
Adrian Peterson player page
Seahawks | Seattle adds John Lunsford Wed Mar 22, 10:04 PM
The Seattle Seahawks claimed PK John Lunsford (Buccaneers) off waivers from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday, March 22.Link to story
NFL | Zach Brown taking his time in free agency Wed Mar 22, 09:13 PM
Free-agent LB Zach Brown (Bills) is 'exploring all options' and will make a decision once he completes all visits with teams, according to a source. Brown visited his former team, the Buffalo Bills, on Wednesday, March 22, and previously visited the Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders.Link to story
Zach Brown player page
Giants | NYG not interested in Victor Cruz reunion Wed Mar 22, 09:02 PM
Free-agent WR Victor Cruz (Giants) is unlikely to return to the New York Giants at a lower salary, according to ESPN's Dan Graziano.Link to story
Victor Cruz player page
Dolphins | Miami unlikely to pursue Ricky Jean-Francois Wed Mar 22, 08:09 PM
Free-agent DT Ricky Jean-Francois (Redskins) is not scheduled to meet with the Miami Dolphins because he does not appear to be a scheme fit for the team.Link to story
Ricky Jean-Francois player page
Dolphins | Jared Odrick not an option for Miami Wed Mar 22, 08:07 PM
Free-agent DE Jared Odrick (Jaguars) has some interest in the Miami Dolphins, but the Dolphins are not interested in signing him.Link to story
Jared Odrick player page
Dolphins | Miami has contacted Johnathan Hankins Wed Mar 22, 08:06 PM
Free-agent DT Johnathan Hankins (Giants) has been contacted multiple times by the Miami Dolphins, but he is still looking for a lucrative contract.Link to story
Johnathan Hankins player page
Packers | Christine Michael to return to GB Wed Mar 22, 06:55 PM
Free-agent RB Christine Michael re-signed with the Green Bay Packers Wednesday, March 22. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Michael didn't do much with the Packers after he was claimed off waivers late last year. With Eddie Lacy (Seahawks) gone, Michael will get a chance at more playing time. We imagine the Packers will take a RB at some point in the draft too.|
Christine Michael player page
Vikings | Latavius Murray undergoes surgery Wed Mar 22, 06:54 PM
Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray (ankle) underwent ankle surgery Wednesday, March 22, but is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.
|Footballguys view: Bad news for a player just added in free agency. He'll be ready for training camp, but Murray won't be able to practice in OTAs or minicamp. The Vikings knew Murray would need surgery before they signed him.|
Latavius Murray player page