Fantasy Football News & Views
Dolphins | Jay Ajayi 'feeling good' (Sat Sep 23, 12:21 PM) [jump to this story]
Texans | No hiding DeAndre Hopkins (Sat Sep 23, 12:54 AM) [jump to this story]
Cowboys | Dez Bryant not worried (Fri Sep 22, 11:43 PM) [jump to this story]
Titans | DeMarco Murray should suit up Sun Sep 24, 01:14 AM
Tennessee Titans RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring) is 'more than likely' to play against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 3, a source said Saturday, Sept. 23.Link to story
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Redskins | Jordan Reed leaning towards sitting out Sun Sep 24, 01:07 AM
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (ribs, chest) is more likely to miss the Week 3 contest against the Oakland Raiders, according to a source.Link to story
Jordan Reed player page
Redskins | Rob Kelley not expected to play Sun Sep 24, 01:01 AM
Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ribs) is not expected to play against the Oakland Raiders in Week 3, according to a source.Link to story
Rob Kelley player page
Vikings | Dalvin Cook wants to start stronger Sun Sep 24, 12:48 AM
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook has 14 carries for 25 yards in the first halves of his two games this year and 20 carries for 166 yards in the second halves, and he said he is working on being more effective early in games.Link to story
Dalvin Cook player page
Broncos | C.J. Anderson ready to sustain success Sun Sep 24, 12:18 AM
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson said he is in the best shape of his life thanks to an improved training program designed to help him stay healthy. 'I am doing some things, recovery-wise, to keep my body fresh and to keep my mind fresh,' Anderson said.Link to story
C.J. Anderson player page
Steelers | Le'Veon Bell ready for big game? Sat Sep 23, 11:47 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is ready to return to form in Week 3 against the Chicago Bears, according to C Maurkice Pouncey and OG David DeCastro. 'We have to do a better job of locking on guys and making sure he can get one-on-one and most of the time he beats that guy,' Pouncey said.Link to story
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Eagles | Darren Sproles' role not set Sat Sep 23, 11:19 PM
Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles' role in the offense will change based on the matchups, according to head coach Doug Pederson. 'So I don't go into it putting a number on it,' Pederson said. 'Just kind of keep it more situational with him.'Link to story
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Seahawks | Sheldon Richardson fitting in Sat Sep 23, 11:00 PM
Seattle Seahawks DL Sheldon Richardson fit in with the defense as soon as he 'stepped in the building,' according to LB Bobby Wagner, and Richardson has been a 'difference maker' on the line of scrimmage, according to defensive coordinator Kris Richard.Link to story
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Raiders | Cordarrelle Patterson staying involved Sat Sep 23, 10:48 PM
Oakland Raiders WR Cordarrelle Patterson has played 66 snaps between offense and special teams through two games, lining up 46 times at receiver and four times at running back. 'They put me at running back,' Patterson said. 'They have me at receiver. They have me everywhere. It feels good to be wanted.'Link to story
Cordarrelle Patterson player page
Vikings | Jarius Wright happy to see the field Sat Sep 23, 10:38 PM
Minnesota Vikings WR Jarius Wright has played 27 snaps through the first two games this year after not playing any snaps in the first two games last year. 'Whenever I'm needed, I go in and make plays,' Wright said. 'That's what I do and what I'll continue to do.'Link to story
Jarius Wright player page
Colts | Jacoby Brissett still learning offense Sat Sep 23, 10:14 PM
Indianapolis Colts QB Jacoby Brissett said he is tackling even more of the playbook heading into the Week 3 meeting with the Cleveland Browns, and offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski said he will gradually open up the offense as Brissett becomes more comfortable.Link to story
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Bengals | Andy Dalton, OC hoping to sync up Sat Sep 23, 09:36 PM
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton and new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor are not yet at the point where they are speaking the same 'language,' according to Lazor. 'The challenge here right now is making things come out of my mouth real smooth,' Lazor said. 'I can't have any errors.'Link to story
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Redskins | Su'a Cravens hopes to play in 2018 Sat Sep 23, 06:11 PM
Washington Redskins S Su'a Cravens (personal) said he hopes to be back on the field next season. Cravens was placed on the Reserve/Left Squad list earlier this week.Link to story
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Cowboys | Questionable tag for Terrance Williams Sat Sep 23, 06:10 PM
Dallas Cowboys WR Terrance Williams (ankle) is listed as questionable for the team's Week 3 game.
|Footballguys view: Williams has been limited during the week of practice, but it looks like he'll play on Monday night against the Cardinals. Fantasy owners aren't lined up to start him anyway, and you likely have much better options as Williams is merely a desperation 'what the heck' flex.|
Terrance Williams player page
Cowboys | Week 3 injury report for Week 3 Sat Sep 23, 05:50 PM
Dallas Cowboys LB Anthony Hitchens (knee), CB Chido Awuzie (hamstring) and CB Nolan Carroll (concussion) did not participate in practice Saturday, Sept. 23, and have been ruled out for Week 3. DT Stephen Paea (knee) did not practice and is listed as questionable. WR Brice Butler (ankle) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. CB Orlando Scandrick (hand) fully participated in practice and is not on the injury report.Link to story
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Cardinals | Arizona's Week 3 injury report Sat Sep 23, 05:44 PM
Arizona Cardinals OT D.J. Humphries (knee) did not participate in practice Saturday, Sept. 23, and has been ruled out for Week 3. LB Deone Bucannon (ankle), TE Jermaine Gresham (ribs) and OG Mike Iupati (triceps) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. LB Karlos Dansby (hip) fully participated in practice and is not on the injury report.Link to story
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Cardinals | Carson Palmer on track to play Sat Sep 23, 05:39 PM
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (non-injury) fully participated in practice Saturday, Sept. 23, and is not on the injury report for Week 3.
|Footballguys view: Fantasy owners who stream QBs are not really thrilled if Palmer is their option this week. It's a Monday night game against the Cowboys that gave up four TD passes to Trevor Siemian (Broncos) last week. The Cardinals offense has gotten off to a slow start in 2017, and they are hoping to get things revved up faster in Week 3.|
Carson Palmer player page
Cardinals | JJ Nelson listed as questionable Sat Sep 23, 05:28 PM
Arizona Cardinals WR JJ Nelson (hamstring) was limited during practice Saturday, Sept. 23, and is listed as questionable for Week 3.
|Footballguys view: Fantasy owners are looking forward to Nelson's Monday night performance, but they have to have a backup plan in case he doesn't play. He's been limited all week in practice, and hamstring injuries can slow a speedy receiver like him down. We might see Jaron Brown get a little more love if Nelson isn't quite himself.|
J.J. Nelson player page
Cardinals | John Brown will not play Sat Sep 23, 05:14 PM
Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Saturday, Sept. 23, and has been ruled out for Week 3.
|Footballguys view: No surprise here. Brown did not practice all week. On Monday night against the Cowboys, the Cardinals will line up Larry Fitzgerald, J.J. Nelson and Jaron Brown in 3WR sets.|
John Brown player page
Patriots | Taylor Heinicke added to practice squad Sat Sep 23, 05:08 PM
Updating a previous report, the New England Patriots signed QB Taylor Heinicke to their practice squad Saturday, Sept. 23.
|Footballguys view: Heinicke was an interesting deep dynasty prospect with the Vikings. They let him go and picked up Kyle Sloter when the Broncos let him go after the preseason, and now Heinicke lands in New England. He's just a scout-team arm, but with New England we are monitoring him in the deepest dynasty leagues.|
Lions | Jim Caldwell receives extension Sat Sep 23, 05:07 PM
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell signed a multi-year extension with the Lions Saturday, Sept. 23, according to a source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Caldwell's deal was set to expire at the end of this year. They've gone to the playoffs as Wild Card teams under Caldwell, and the Lions are trending to make a deeper postseason run in 2017. The Lions have gone 29-21 under Caldwell.|
Saints | Kendall Langford, Darryl Tapp cut Sat Sep 23, 04:50 PM
New Orleans Saints DT Kendall Langford and DE Darryl Tapp were released Saturday, Sept. 23, according to a source. CB Justin Hardee and CB Arthur Maulet were promoted from the practice squad to the active roster.Link to story
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Patriots | DeMarcus Ayers off practice squad Sat Sep 23, 04:23 PM
New England Patriots WR DeMarcus Ayers was waived from the practice squad Saturday, Sept. 23.Link to story
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49ers | Tank Carradine out 4-6 weeks Sat Sep 23, 04:18 PM
San Francisco 49ers DT Tank Carradine (ankle) is expected to be sidelined for four to six weeks because of his high ankle sprain, according to a source. The MRI on Carradine's ankle came back relatively clean.
|Footballguys view: At least he won't be done for the year or even put on Injured Reserve. A high ankle sprain can linger if not given enough time to heal. Without Carradine, the 49ers defense will turn to veteran Elvis Dumervil to do more.|
Cornellius Carradine player page
Chargers | Jason Verrett placed on IR Sat Sep 23, 04:16 PM
Los Angeles Chargers CB Jason Verrett (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Sept. 23. The team also signed practice squad LB Nick Dzubnar to their active roster. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Verrett is a talented but oft-injured player, and this is a major blow to the Chargers secondary. They'll still have Casey Hayward as the no1 CB in that secondary, but second-year CB Trevor Williams (UDFA, 2016) will be lined up opposite of him. Expect opponents to go after Williams as much as possible.|
Jason Verrett player page
Bears | John Timu added to active roster Sat Sep 23, 03:14 PM
Chicago Bears practice squad LB John Timu was signed to the active roster Saturday, Sept. 23. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived WR Tre McBride.Link to story
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Jaguars | Dede Westbrook could return this season Sat Sep 23, 03:00 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook (core) is a candidate to be activated from the Reserve/Injured list later in the season, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Michael DiRocco.
|Footballguys view: That was the plan when the team put him on Injured Reserve. They especially need him now with Allen Robinson (knee) done for the year. Westbrook is a speedy rookie who can get open in a hurry and is dangerous with the ball in his hands after the catch. He's first eligible to return in Week 9.|
Dede Westbrook player page
Steelers | Anthony Chickillo on track to start Sat Sep 23, 02:53 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Anthony Chickillo is expected to start at outside linebacker in Week 3 with LB T.J. Watt (groin) ruled out.Link to story
Jets | Austin Seferian-Jenkins may have bigger role Sat Sep 23, 02:52 PM
New York Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins could receive a bigger role in the offense in Week 3 if TE Will Tye (illness) is not able to play.
|Footballguys view: If you're desperate at the TE position, then Seferian-Jenkins could be a consideration for you off the waiver wire as a streamer. The Jets are horrible, but they're going to be playing from behind and will have to fill the air with footballs to stay in games. Perhaps a chunk of those targets will wind up aimed at Seferian-Jenkins. He's always been physically gifted but has been a career disappointment in the pros due to injury and inconsistency.|
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Titans | Darius Jennings added to active roster Sat Sep 23, 02:42 PM
Tennessee Titans practice squad WR Darius Jennings was signed to the active roster Saturday, Sept. 23. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived WR Zach Pascal.Link to story
Jets | Two Jets options at RG Sat Sep 23, 02:23 PM
New York Jets OT Brent Qvale and OG Dakota Dozier are options to play at right guard in Week 3 with OG Brian Winters (groin) ruled out.Link to story
Broncos | Bennie Fowler out of protocol Sat Sep 23, 02:18 PM
Denver Broncos WR Bennie Fowler (concussion) has cleared the concussion protocol but is still listed as questionable for Week 3.
|Footballguys view: Fowler still might not play against the Bills on Sunday. If he's down, then the Broncos would likely turn to Jordan Taylor in Week 3. In two games, Taylor has been a healthy scratch for the Broncos. Rookie Isaiah McKenzie would also get a bump in opportunity.|
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Giants | Janoris Jenkins a game-time decision Sat Sep 23, 02:06 PM
New York Giants CB Janoris Jenkins (ankle) is expected to be a game-time decision for the team's Week 3 game, according to head coach Ben McaAdoo.
|Footballguys view: He didn't practice all week, so Jenkins is on the doubtful side of questionable. If he can't play, the Giants would look to Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to do more.|
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Ravens | Two Ravens rework deals Sat Sep 23, 02:05 PM
Baltimore Ravens FS Tony Jefferson and PK Justin Tucker agreed to restructure their contract, which allowed the Ravens to create $2.66 million in salary cap space, according to a source.Link to story
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Cowboys | Terrance Williams practices Saturday Sat Sep 23, 01:09 PM
Dallas Cowboys WR Terrance Williams (ankle) was back at practice Saturday, Sept. 23, putting him on track to play on Monday Night Football versus the Arizona Cardinals to conclude Week 3.
|Footballguys view: Williams did not practice Friday, and that put his status for Week 3 in question. He's out there on Saturday and is likely to give it a go against the Cardinals on Monday night. Fantasy owners shouldn't be looking to Williams as anything more than a desperation 'what the heck' flex.|
Terrance Williams player page
Chargers | Jason Verrett done for the season Sat Sep 23, 12:59 PM
Los Angeles Chargers CB Jason Verrett (knee) has decided to undergo season-ending knee surgery and will be placed on the Reserve/Injured list shortly, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: It's a crushing blow to the Chargers defense. Verrett's injury places undrafted second-year corner Trevor Williams opposite of Casey Hayward.|
Jason Verrett player page
Titans | Taywan Taylor's role about to grow? Sat Sep 23, 12:29 PM
Tennessee Titans WR Taywan Taylor is the player most likely to see a significant increase in his role with fellow rookie Corey Davis (hamstring) ruled out for Week 3 against the Seattle Seahawks.
|Footballguys view: It will grow, but that doesn't mean it will be incredibly fantasy relevant. The rookie from Western Kentucky was a favorite of ours before the 2017 NFL draft. He's got the skill set similar to that of Stefon Diggs (Vikings) with the quickness and separation ability to get open on underneath routes. Taylor is also dangerous after the catch. Monitor him in dynasty leagues as he continues to progress.|
Taywan Taylor player page
Dolphins | Jay Ajayi 'feeling good' Sat Sep 23, 12:21 PM
Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (knee) missed two practices this week with a knee injury but told reporters he was 'feeling good' despite being listed as questionable on the official Week 3 injury report.
|Footballguys view: Great news for the Dolphins and for fantasy owners here. Against the Jets, Ajayi could do plenty of damage (and rack up points) without getting a ton of playing time. They may have him on a snap count in Week 3, and if the Dolphins blow out the Jets then perhaps Ajayi will get some rest.|
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Vikings | Six players work out for Minnesota Friday Sat Sep 23, 10:38 AM
Free-agent TEs Brandon Z. Barnes (Lions), Gavin Escobar (Chiefs) and Scott Orndoff (Steelers), S A.J. Hendy (Dolphins) and DEs Pat O'Connor (Lions) and Devin Taylor (Giants) worked out for the Minnesota Vikings Friday, Sept. 22.
|Footballguys view: The Vikings are just updating their emergency list here, and clearly they're looking at some tight ends available on the open market.|
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Colts | Three cornerbacks try out for Indy Sat Sep 23, 10:29 AM
Free-agent CBs Stanley Jean-Baptiste (Jaguars), D.J. Killings (Patriots) and Tre Roberson (Vikings) worked out for the Indianapolis Colts Friday, Sept. 22.Link to story
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Browns | Austin Calitro tries out Sat Sep 23, 10:25 AM
Free-agent LB Austin Calitro (Seahawks) tried out for the Cleveland Browns Friday, Sept. 22.Link to story
Jets | Buster Skrine fined Sat Sep 23, 10:02 AM
New York Jets CB Buster Skrine was fined $24,309 by the National Football League for an unnecessary roughness penalty in Week 2's game against the Oakland Raiders. Skrine was penalized for a helmet-to-helmet hit on RB DeAndre Washington.Link to story
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Giants | Evan Engram fined Sat Sep 23, 09:55 AM
New York Giants TE Evan Engram was fined $12,154 by the National Football League for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty during Week 2's game against the Detroit Lions. Engram was penalized for grabbing his crotch as part of a celebratory dance following his first career touchdown.Link to story
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Cowboys | Terrance Williams misses practice Friday Sat Sep 23, 09:46 AM
Dallas Cowboys WR Terrance Williams (ankle) was added to the injury report after not practicing Friday, Sept. 22.
|Footballguys view: A late addition to the injury report during the week is never a good sign. If Williams can't play (or is limited by this ankle problem), we could see more from Cole Beasley.|
Terrance Williams player page
Cowboys | Nolan Carroll won't play Monday Sat Sep 23, 09:20 AM
Dallas Cowboys CB Nolan Carroll (concussion) won't play in Week 3's game against the Arizona Cardinals, according to owner Jerry Jones.Link to story
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Texans | No hiding DeAndre Hopkins Sat Sep 23, 12:54 AM
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins has been facing double-teams all season because 'everyone in the league knows we're going to throw the ball to Hopkins,' head coach Bill O'Brien said.
|Footballguys view: Hopkins has 29 targets through Week 2, making him easily the most targeted receiver in the league through two games. The Texans don't need to hide him, they just need to find ways to get him the football.|
DeAndre Hopkins player page
Cowboys | Dez Bryant not worried Fri Sep 22, 11:43 PM
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has nine catches on 25 targets through two games, and he said while that level of efficiency is 'not acceptable,' he believes the connection between he and QB Dak Prescott will start clicking.
|Footballguys view: It's only a matter of time really. Bryant and Prescott will benefit from a bruising rushing attack led by Ezekiel Elliott. When the team can't run the ball (see Week 2 vs Denver), then it complicates the entire offense. We like Bryant as a low-end WR2 or flex play on Monday night against the Cardinals.|
Dez Bryant player page
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Bills | Buffalo happy with WR corps Fri Sep 22, 11:07 PM
Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott said he is happy with WR Jordan Matthews, WR Zay Jones and the rest of the receiving corps.
|Footballguys view: He's happy with them but this passing game doesn't make fantasy owners happy. Things won't get any better for the Bills WRs as they face the 'No Fly Zone' and the Broncos swarming defense on Sunday.|
Jordan Matthews player page
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Jaguars | Ryan Nassib learning the offense Fri Sep 22, 10:30 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Ryan Nassib said learning the terminology of the offense has been his biggest challenge since being signed but playing under head coach Doug Marrone and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett in college has helped the transition.
|Footballguys view: Nassib shouldn't take that long to get up to speed in the Jaguars offense. He'll work the scout team for the Jaguars, but with Blake Bortles on shaky ground it wouldn't surprise us to see Nassib get a shot....of course after the team benches Bortles then gets enough out of backup Chad Henne.|
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Bengals | John Ross likes new OC Fri Sep 22, 10:21 PM
Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross said new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor is going to make the offense 'simple enough for us to incorporate it.'
|Footballguys view: Lazor is all about passing the ball...early and often...and as much as possible. That should fit in nicely for pass-catchers like A.J. Green, Gio Bernard and Ross.|
John Ross player page