Fantasy Football News & Views
Saints | New Orleans talking with Michael Thomas Mon Jun 17, 06:17 PM
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas has had some contract extension talks with the Saints, according to general manager Mickey Loomis.
|Footballguys view: Thomas is in the final year of his rookie contract and is on the books for only $1.6 million in 2019. We'll see if the Saints can find a way to get him a new deal before he hits the open market (or more precisely is franchise tagged) in 2020. Thomas is likely to be the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL when a new contract is agreed upon.|
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Packers | Michael Roberts finds new home with Green Bay Mon Jun 17, 05:10 PM
Free-agent TE Michael Roberts (Lions) claimed off waivers by the Green Bay Packers on Monday, June 17.
|Footballguys view: A failed physical nixed a trade of Roberts from the Lions to the Patriots last week. The Packers are top heavy at the position with starter Jimmy Graham and athletic rookie Jace Sternberger. We'll see if Roberts can stay healthy and impress as a No. 3 tight end.|
Michael Roberts player page
Rams | Trainer confirms Todd Gurley's arthritic knee Mon Jun 17, 04:07 PM
Updating previous reports. Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) is in fact dealing with arthritis in his knee after months of speculation. Travelle Gaines, who has trained Gurley for three years, suggested 'not one thing has changed' in regards to his client and that 'our routine has worked, he's been strong, he's been in great shape, he's done well.' Gaines went on to say the decision this offseason to have Gurley drop six pounds and trim his body fat from 10 percent to seven was not due to injuries and more to accentuate his speed. The trainer also said 'it's never been told to me' that the Rams plan on decreasing Gurley's workload come Week 1.'Everybody knew when Todd came out of Georgia that there would be some kind of arthritic component to his knee, which is part of every surgery whether it's a shoulder, a knee, an ankle. He's now at the Year 5 mark; all we're doing is managing that. If we can pound him less in the offseason while keeping his weight down, working on his strength, working on his agility in short areas, that's going to give him a better chance to be healthy Weeks 14 through 17 when they really count,' Gaines said.
|Footballguys view: Gaines has been a trainer for some of the best players in the NFL (and the NBA too), so we'll listen to what he has to say about Gurley. The veteran superstar RB has seen his ADP slide in recent weeks as Fantasy GMs are nervous about his knee condition and about the Rams perhaps using more Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson to spell Gurley in 2019. Gurley now is a boom/bust pick for Fantasy GMs in the early second round.|
Todd Gurley player page
Patriots | Nick Caserio unhappy in New England? Mon Jun 17, 03:07 PM
New England Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio reportedly 'wants out' of New England and wants to become the general manager of the Houston Texans, according to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe. According to Volin, Caserio would have simply turned down the Texans' offer to become their general manager if he didn't want the job, forcing the Patriots to enforce a clause in his contract and file tampering charges to get Houston to back off.
|Footballguys view: Caserio's contract reportedly runs through the 2020 NFL Draft. It looks like the Patriots may make him honor that entire contract, but all reports indicate Caserio could wind up in Houston after that.|
Texans | Aaron Colvin pleasing Houston coaches Mon Jun 17, 02:09 PM
Houston Texans CB Aaron Colvin was limited to 10 games, two starts, 29 tackles and one pass defensed due to an ankle injury after signing a four-year, $34 million contract that included $18 million guaranteed last offseason. However, he has impressed the coaching staff so far this offseason.'He's had a good offseason. He's been here every day, he's worked hard. I think he's definitely in that group of players that have improved, which is a big group. But there's definitely been improvement because he's been out there every day. He's been healthy, he's been working. He's a hard worker. He definitely takes a good professional approach to every day,' head coach Bill O'Brien told the Houston Chronicle.
|Footballguys view: Colvin is likely to be the slot corner for the Texans in 2019. This news is good news for Colvin as he struggled in 2018 through 10 games in his first season with the Texans. It sounds like he could be in for a bounce-back year.|
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Jets | Josh McCown calls it a career Mon Jun 17, 02:01 PM
New York Jets QB Josh McCown announced his retirement via The Players' Tribune on Monday, June 17.
|Footballguys view: McCown had a 17-year football career and now finds his way to the TV studio as an analyst for ESPN. Largely a backup or bridge quarterback during his pro career, McCown was a solid player no matter where he went in 10 different NFL stops (and one year with the Hartford Colonials in the UFL).|
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Jets | Robby Anderson impresses Mon Jun 17, 11:46 AM
New York Jets WR Robby Anderson was deemed a 'very pleasant surprise' by new general manager Joe Douglas. 'He's a tough weapon for defenses to match up with, he can get behind you and he can challenge the defense vertically,' Douglas said. 'That was a very pleasant surprise.'
|Footballguys view: Over the last month of the 2018 season, Anderson performed at a high level. We'll see if he can carry that over to this season. New head coach Adam Gase should have plenty of ways to use Anderson as a favorite target of second-year QB Sam Darnold. Anderson has a current ADP of WR30 (6.12) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
Robby Anderson player page
Ravens | Mark Andrews not resting on laurels Mon Jun 17, 10:34 AM
Baltimore Ravens TE Mark Andrews looks bigger, faster and stronger, in the opinion of beat writer Jeff Zrebiec. He made a ton of plays the last couple of weeks, according to Zrebiec.
|Footballguys view: Andrews was the best rookie tight end for the Ravens in 2018. They selected Hayden Hurst in the first round last year but he was banged up and didn't impress in 12 games with only 13 catches as a rookie. Andrews played in 16 games and snared 34 passes for 552 yards and three touchdowns. We should see a TEBC featuring both Andrews and Hurst for Baltimore's run-heavy offense in 2019.|
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Colts | Parris Campbell in mix for No. 3 job Mon Jun 17, 02:26 AM
Indianapolis Colts WR Parris Campbell missed some time in the spring, but he still should be in the mix for the No. 3 receiver job.
|Footballguys view: We love Campbell's playmaking ability on the football field. He is a big play waiting to happen and can take short passes and turn them into long gains because of his speed and quickness. Campbell can toy with defenders after the catch and has goof field vision to find running lanes. He should serve as the No. 3 receiver with T.Y. Hilton and Devin Funchess ahead of him on the depth chart.|
Colts | Malik Hooker takes part in offseason program Mon Jun 17, 01:52 AM
Indianapolis Colts FS Malik Hooker took part in the offseason program for the first time in three seasons, and he caught the eye of head coach Frank Reich.
|Footballguys view: A first-round pick in the 2017 NFL draft, Hooker was recovering from injuries the last few offseasons. He's effective when healthy and did play 14 games in 2018 after playing in only seven games as a rookie. Hooker says he feels better than he ever has before, so no wonder he's catching Reich's attention.|
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Colts | Devin Funchess struggled in OTAs Mon Jun 17, 01:48 AM
Indianapolis Colts WR Devin Funchess struggled to establish a consistent rapport with QB Jacoby Brissett during organized team activities (OTAs), as starting QB Andrew Luck was held out. Head coach Frank Reich still praised the aptitude and route running of Funchess.
|Footballguys view: Keep an eye on this situation as training camp and preseason roll on later this summer. It's not a good sign that Funchess was struggling in OTAs. The Colts took a flier on Funchess after he had a down season in Carolina. They signed him to a one-year deal earlier this offseason. He gives the Colts much-needed size at the wide receiver position, and Funchess gets an upgrade at quarterback with Andrew Luck. We'll see if he can clean things up in training camp.|
Devin Funchess player page
Lions | Chris Lacy pushing for a spot Sun Jun 16, 11:55 PM
Detroit Lions WR Chris Lacy brings a combination of size and speed to the Detroit receiving corps and could make the 53-man roster as a 'depth receiver,' according to Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com.
|Footballguys view: Lacy came into the league as an undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma State and originally signed with the Patriots. He was sparingly used in college and has to refine his pass-catching skills, but Lacy does have a nice size/speed combination. We'll monitor his progress in super deep dynasty formats.|
Eagles | Marken Michel making noise Sun Jun 16, 11:49 PM
Philadelphia Eagles WR Marken Michel has spent some time with the first-team offense during spring practices and has shown the ability to stretch the field, according to Tim McManus of ESPN.com.
|Footballguys view: Michel is the older brother of Patriots second-year running back Sony Michel, and he's got quite an athletic profile. The Eagles were able to sign Michel after he spent two seasons in the CFL with the Calgary Stampeders. During his college career at UMASS, Michel worked primarily as a wide receiver but did also play some running back and on special teams. Undrafted out of UMASS in 2016, Michel signed with the Vikings but did not make the 53-man roster as a rookie. We'll keep an eye on him in crazy deep dynasty formats.|
Colts | Mo Alie-Cox making strides Sun Jun 16, 11:34 PM
Indianapolis Colts TE Mo Alie-Cox has started to develop as a route runner, according to head coach Frank Reich. 'I have already seen some really key indicators to me,' Reich said. 'I mean, very tangible indicators that he can develop into a very good route runner as well. He is so long and big and they don't want to tackle him.'
|Footballguys view: This offseason has been full of positive reports about Alie-Cox. The former basketball player from Virginia Commonwealth has been running as the first-team tight end in OTAs and minicamp with both Eric Ebron (groin) and Jack Doyle (hip) recovering from injuries. We'll continue to monitor Alie-Cox in dynasty formats.|
Eagles | JJ Arcega-Whiteside the No. 4 option? Sun Jun 16, 08:55 PM
Philadelphia Eagles WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside is the clear No. 4 receiver, according to Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com, and Rosenblatt believes Arcega-Whiteside has 'potentially elite' ability in the red zone.
|Footballguys view: The rookie from Stanford should be in line for that No. 4 job with the Eagles behind Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson and Nelson Agholor. His 'my ball mentalilty' helps Arcega-Whiteside bring down contested passes regularly...making him a great option when space is tight near pay dirt. We'll monitor him closely in dynasty formats and likely throw him in as a cheap boom/bust DFS play from time to time in 2019.|
49ers | Dante Pettis turning heads Sun Jun 16, 08:37 PM
San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis has impressed QB Jimmy Garoppolo and head Kyle Shanahan with his new physique and attention to detail. 'Dante's body is maturing,' Garoppolo said. 'He's coming out of breaks with power, he has speed.''He worked while he was away,' Shanahan said. 'He tried to get bigger. He worked more at his routes and he came here with the idea of 'Hey, I'm not just coming here to get better back in shape, I'm coming here to get better.''
|Footballguys view: Pettis is a dynamic player who can create space with his quickness, route-running and run-after-the-catch ability. While not a speedster, Pettis plays with plenty of guile and can be one of Garoppolo's favorite targets in 2019. If Pettis caught 50-plus catches this season we would not be surprised. Pettis has a current ADP of WR34 (8.03) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
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49ers | Garrett Celek on chopping block? Sun Jun 16, 08:24 PM
San Francisco 49ers TE Garrett Celek (back) 'faces some pretty big odds' to make the 53-man roster, according to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area.
|Footballguys view: In addition to recovering from back surgery, Celek is still in the concussion protocol from an injury he sustained in Week 17 of the 2018 season. He is supposed to be cleared some time during training camp for the head injury. The back surgery requires a two month recovery, putting Celek's return date at a similar time to his concussion. Maybe being cleared in mid-August puts Celek's future with the team in serious doubt.|
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Eagles | DeSean Jackson embracing leadership role Sun Jun 16, 03:22 PM
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson has been embracing his role as a veteran and leader this offseason, according to Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com. The 32-year-old was present for all but one session of voluntary organized team activities (OTAs) practices. 'He's done everything we've asked him to do,' receivers coach Carson Walch said. 'He's been great in the meeting room. Some of our young guys sometimes are in awe seeing DeSean Jackson in our building.'
|Footballguys view: Jackson was a fantasy WR1 with Ryan Fitzpatrick last year, but it seems the fantasy community is still underestimating him. He has reportedly already developed excellent chemistry with Wentz and should be drafted a lot earlier than he is lasting right now.|
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Eagles | Philly will take it slow with Miles Sanders Sun Jun 16, 03:05 PM
Philadelphia Eagles rookie RB Miles Sanders will be brought along slowly in training camp, according to head coach Doug Pederson, after missing all of organized team activities (OTAs) and minicamp due to a hamstring injury. 'I fully expect him to come in ready, come in healthy, ready to go,' Pederson said. 'We have to get him in the mix early. Definitely have to see exactly where he is mentally from all the mental reps that he took this spring, and slowly work him into the mix and see just how he can help us on game day.'
|Footballguys view: Sanders redraft stock has been hurt by his inability to practice and Jordan Howard's chances for relevance early in the season have gone up in direct proportion. Sanders may matter by the end of the season via injury to another Eagles back, pure talent, or the efficiency of the offense, but Howard might be the better redraft pick right now.|
Saints | Alvin Kamara has more to prove Sun Jun 16, 02:15 PM
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara will be tasked with an expanded role in 2019 with the departure of backfield mate Mark Ingram. 'I'm so anxious to see like, 'What else?'' Kamara said recently. 'You know what I'm saying? What else could I do? Where else could I line up? How else could I be successful? That's the best part of this profession for me. What's the next step you're going to take? 'Ok, he was good last year. How are you going to prove that you are what you are?''
|Footballguys view: Kamara has a shot to be the #1 overall fantasy running back with a larger role this year. He is in a very stable offense and probably has the least risk any of the top four backs.|
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Cardinals | Greatness forecast for Kyler Murray Sun Jun 16, 02:03 PM
Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray will enjoy immediate NFL success in the opinion of teammate David Johnson. 'He's going to be great,' Johnson said Wednesday, June 12 on Sirius XM Radio. 'It's going to be scary for D-linemen. I remember I was just talking to Chandler (Jones), he has to kind of hesitate when he chases [Murray] down. ... People are really underestimating his ability to throw. He can throw dimes and he can throw the ball down the field, he's been throwing it deep to Christian (Kirk), to those guys in the OTAs... these defenses are going to have to definitely practice against a scrambler like him.'
|Footballguys view: Murray has unprecedented fantasy potential with freedom as a runner and passer in a scheme that should keep defenses off balance, especially early in the season. Taking him among the top 10 quarterbacks isn't a reach.|
Cardinals | Christian Kirk a quick study Sun Jun 16, 01:10 AM
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk is displaying a 'good feel' for the offense under new head coach Kliff Kingsbury.
|Footballguys view: Kirk has the highest ceiling of any receiver in what should be an explosive Cardinals offense. He has a chance to catch 100+ passes and become Kyler Murray's favorite in short order. Kirk should be on your short list of mid-round wide receiver targets.|
Christian Kirk player page
Bengals | Cody Core back on the field Sat Jun 15, 09:23 PM
Cincinnati Bengals WR Cody Core (elbow) has been able to participate in minicamp.
|Footballguys view: Core will be battling with Auden Tate, Josh Malone and UDFA Stanley Morgan for a roster spot that could be only a John Ross injury away from playing time. He has mainly been a special teams contributor since being selected in the sixth round in 2016.|
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Redskins | PUP list likely for Bryce Love Sat Jun 15, 06:33 PM
Washington Redskins RB Bryce Love (knee) likely will start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
|Footballguys view: Love fell to the fourth round of the 2019 NFL draft due to concerns that his knee injury could cause him to miss his rookie season. The latest reports out of Washington speculate that Love could be ready in mid-training camp...but that might be overly optimistic. We just hope he gets healthy. Love at full strength could be a dynamic player as a runner and receiver out of the backfield. We'll monitor him in deep dynasty formats.|
Seahawks | Three options for third-down back Sat Jun 15, 01:32 PM
Seattle Seahawks RBs C.J. Prosise, J.D. McKissic and Travis Homer will all be candidates for the third-down back role during training camp. Prosise and Homer did miss some time this offseason because of hamstring injuries.
|Footballguys view: McKissic might be considered the front-runner here. He's the one who hasn't battled the injury bug ...especially the way Prosise has. We'll watch this battle shake itself out in training camp.|
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Chiefs | Patrick Mahomes to focus on footwork Sat Jun 15, 11:28 AM
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes said that he would work on his footwork during the period between minicamp and training camp. He said that he misses many plays because his feet are in the wrong position and he relies too heavily on his arm.
|Footballguys view: Mahomes has the arm strength to make any throw from almost any platform. Falling back on that arm strength is something quarterbacks with big arms do all the time. Mahomes will work on his mechanics to enhance his accuracy. His completion percentage of 66.0 in 2018 ranked 23rd in the league.|
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49ers | Jason Verrett looking forward to training camp Sat Jun 15, 11:04 AM
San Francisco 49ers' CB Jason Verrett (Achilles') is expected to remain in the Santa Clara area during the break leading up to training camp and hopes to be able to return to the field when camp begins.
|Footballguys view: Verrett is great when healthy...and he struggles to stay on the field. He was unable to participate in OTAs and mandatory minicamp while recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon.|
Jason Verrett player page
49ers | Richie James losing ground Fri Jun 14, 09:57 PM
San Francisco WR Richie James has fallen behind WR Trent Taylor for the starting slot receiver job during spring practices, in the opinion of Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area.
|Footballguys view: That sounds about right. Taylor has had some injury problems during his pro career, and that's kept him from playing a full 16-game season in two years with the 49ers. Now that he's healthy, Taylor seems to be learning from 49ers wide receiver coach Wes Welker. We should see this battle continue into the preseason.|
Trent Taylor player page
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49ers | Trent Taylor has found a mentor Fri Jun 14, 09:49 PM
San Francisco 49ers WR Trent Taylor said he has learned a lot by working with wide receivers coach Wes Welker this offseason.
|Footballguys view: We'll see if Taylor can take what he learns from Welker and apply it to the field. The 49ers will use him as their slot receiver once again in 2019. Taylor needs to stay healthy and establish a strong connection with returning QB Jimmy Garoppolo. He's got some dynasty value in deep leagues but Taylor is not getting drafted right now in 12-team PPR leagues.|
Trent Taylor player page
Rams | Gerald Everett making strides Fri Jun 14, 09:44 PM
Los Angeles Rams TE Gerald Everett has become a more complete tight end, according to head coach Sean McVay. 'I think the game's slowing down for him,' McVay said this week. 'I think you're just seeing a guy gain confidence, gain experience.'
|Footballguys view: Everett is a talented big-bodied receiving tight end who has flashed during his brief pro career. We'll see if he can be a more consistent part of the Rams high-powered passing game in 2019. Right now, Everett should only be seen by Fantasy GMs as a streaming option and he's currently not getting drafted in most 12-team PPR leagues.|
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Cardinals | Christian Kirk picking up offense Fri Jun 14, 09:33 PM
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk has shown a 'good feel' for the offense, according to head coach Kliff Kingsbury.
|Footballguys view: Kirk should be able to thrive in the 'Air Raid' offense that Kingsbury is bringing to Arizona. The shorter passes can turn into long gains with Kirk's quickness and speed. His current ADP is WR35 (8.05) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
Christian Kirk player page
Panthers | Curtis Samuel ready for next step? Fri Jun 14, 09:25 PM
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel has been the 'MVP' of minicamp, according to Brendan Marks of the Charlotte Observer. 'His catch radius I think has improved,' head coach Ron Rivera said. 'I just think his overall game has improved.'
|Footballguys view: Pay attention to this type of drumbeat in the offseason. Samuel is a dangerous player who can make big plays with his speed and quickness after the catch. If the Panthers truly tap into his potential, then Samuel is a player Fantasy GMs are going to clamor for. He had only 47 touches in all of 2018, but he scored 7 touchdowns (5 receiving, 2 rushing), giving him a touchdown in every 6 touches. We're excited to see what he could do this year.|
Curtis Samuel player page
Bengals | John Ross still struggling Fri Jun 14, 09:14 PM
Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross has had issues with consistency during spring practices, according to Jay Morrison of The Athletic.
|Footballguys view: Ross may be having trouble picking up the new offense, at least those are some of the rumblings coming out of Bengals OTAs. He needs to stay healthy and produce in what is a make-or-break year for the former first-round pick. Ross has the speed to take the top of the defense, and his seven touchdowns in 2018 showcase how that's the case. He's a boom/bust end-of-the-bench player as the Bengals No. 3 wide receiver in 2019.|
John Ross player page
Panthers | Ian Thomas could be ready for camp Fri Jun 14, 08:38 PM
Carolina Panthers TE Ian Thomas (leg) hopefully will be ready for the start of training camp, according to head coach Ron Rivera.
|Footballguys view: The plan was for Thomas to be ready at some point in training camp. Whether or not he's ready to go right off the bat is undetermined at this time. Thomas should be fine for Week 1 of the regular season, and he's a valuable reserve tight end behind Greg Olsen. Thomas showed last year, when Olsen was out in Week 13 to Week 17, that he could be the tight end of the future. During that time, he caught a total of 25 passes for 246 yards and two touchdowns.|
Ian Thomas player page
Lions | Isaac Nauta misses practices Fri Jun 14, 08:23 PM
Detroit Lions TE Isaac Nauta (undisclosed) did not participate in offseason workouts because of an undisclosed injury.
|Footballguys view: Nauta was a seventh-round pick of the Lions in the 2019 NFL draft. During his college career at Georgia, Nauta showed soft hands the ability to use his frame to shield smaller defenders away from the ball. He's not much after the catch, but he can be solid yet unspectacular as a receiver or blocker. Nauta is going to compete for the fourth tight end spot on the roster...if the team decides to keep that many at the position.|
Bills | Keith Towbridge scooped up by Buffalo Fri Jun 14, 04:53 PM
Free-agent TE Keith Towbridge (Titans) was claimed off waivers by the Buffalo Bills on Friday, June 14. TE Mik'Quan Deane was waived to make room on the roster for him.
|Footballguys view: Undrafted out of Louisville in 2017, Towbridge began his NFL career with the Bills. He spent most of his time on the Bills practice squad. Towbridge was with the Atlanta Legends in the AAF but when the league went belly up, the Titans ended up signing him. Now, Towbridge is back with the Bills and he's obviously no lock for the 53-man roster.|
Packers | Kapri Bibbs done in Green Bay Fri Jun 14, 04:44 PM
Green Bay Packers RB Kapri Bibbs was released Friday, June 14.
|Footballguys view: After Dexter Williams was drafted in the sixth round, Bibbs days were numbered. He's still a useful NFL back and should be on some teams' call list if injuries force them to add a back off of the street this offseason, including Green Bay's.|
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Cowboys | Rico Gathers handed one-game ban Fri Jun 14, 04:19 PM
Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers was suspended one game for violating the league's substance abuse policy Friday, June 14.
|Footballguys view: Gathers had basketball background tight end fantasy upside when he came into the league, but the Cowboys remolded him into a tackle-sized player and his movement skills suffered for it. This is third Cowboys player suspended this offseason after Randy Gregory and David Irving were placed on indefinite suspensions.|
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Lions | Michael Roberts waived after rescinded trade Fri Jun 14, 04:10 PM
Detroit Lions TE Michael Roberts was returned to the team after the Lions' reported trade with the New England Patriots fell through Friday, June 14. Roberts was subsequently waived.
|Footballguys view: His tenure was even shorter than Austin Seferian-Jenkins stint with the Patriots this offseason. He'll still probably catch on a 90-man roster somewhere with the league's desire to use more two tight end sets on offense.|
Michael Roberts player page
Jets | Chris Herndon facing two-game ban? Fri Jun 14, 03:51 PM
New York Jets TE Chris Herndon is reportedly 'facing the likelihood' of a two-game suspension for pleading guilty in January to driving while intoxicated, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini.
|Footballguys view: This makes Herndon tough to draft in short bench leagues because he'll clog up a valuable roster spot for the first two waiver wire runs. He's still draftable in deep bench and tight end premium leagues, although his absence could open a crack in the door for fourth round pick Trevon Wesco.|
Chris Herndon player page
Dolphins | DeVante Parker standing out this spring Fri Jun 14, 02:30 PM
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker regularly looked like the team's best offensive player this spring, according to ESPN's Cameron Wolfe.
|Footballguys view: This has been an annual tradition now, so we'll excuse you if you aren't getting on the bandwagon. Parker is cheaper than previous years and Ryan Fitzpatrick isn't bad at creating fantasy value in his receivers, so we won't scoff at taking Parker at ADP to see what happens under a new regime that surprisingly chose to retain him.|
DeVante Parker player page
Cowboys | Randall Cobb likely to be big part of offense Fri Jun 14, 02:27 PM
Dallas Cowboys WR Randall Cobb has reportedly formed 'a fast connection' with QB Dak Prescott, and there is 'no question' Cobb will be a 'huge addition to the offense' in 2019.
|Footballguys view: Cobb should push Allen Hurns to the bench. If he can stay at full speed, Cobb has a shot at fantasy relevance and should be on our early season waiver wire watch list, but Cobb has rarely stayed at full speed for long since signing his second contract with Green Bay.|
Randall Cobb player page
Giants | Dexter Lawrence officially in the fold Fri Jun 14, 02:02 PM
New York Giants first-round DT Dexter Lawrence (Clemson) signed his four-year rookie contract with the team Friday, June 14. The deal also includes a fifth-year team option. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Lawrence will be a force on early downs right away, although the team traded away a similar player in Damon Harrison for a fifth-round pick last year.|
Cowboys | Dak Prescott's agent proposes $34M annual deal Fri Jun 14, 01:47 PM
Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott and his agent Todd France/CAA have extended a contract proposal to the team that would have Prescott earning close to $34 million annually, according to a source with knowledge of the negotiations.
|Footballguys view: The Cowboys just need to face reality and pay Prescott his market value to end any possibility of drama or hurt feelings from this situation.|
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Bills | Dawson Knox signs rookie deal Fri Jun 14, 01:25 PM
Buffalo Bills TE Dawson Knox signed his four-year rookie contract Friday, June 14. Monetary terms of the deal weren't immediately available.
|Footballguys view: Knox is a top-end athlete and didn't get many targets behind three wide receivers who all made the leap to the NFL this year. He could have a lot of early opportunity and should be stashed in tight end premium dynasty leagues.|
Browns | Jarvis Landry: Offense has lot to learn Fri Jun 14, 12:25 PM
Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry says the team's new offense will take some time to gel under new offensive coordinator Todd Monken, who has received some help recently from head coach Freddie Kitchens. 'Freddie has done a great job of monitoring, stepping in when he needs to step in,' Landry said Friday, June 14. 'Todd continues to teach us the way -- every guy is different as far as learning so continues to try to teach us. We kinda go from there. It's a new offense. There's a lot to learn. There's a lot of moving parts. It takes some time, not everything goes smoothly.'
|Footballguys view: Monken and Kitchens will aim high and that's a good thing for an offense with so much talent and ability with a bold young quarterback at the helm. This is still a place that could be a fantasy bonanza in short order despite the lukewarm vibes going into the layoff before camp.|
Jarvis Landry player page
Vikings | Chad Beebe ascending Fri Jun 14, 11:43 AM
Minnesota Vikings WR Chad Beebe is a possible front runner for the No. 3 wide receiver spot.
|Footballguys view: More than a bump for Beebe's budding deep dynasty value, this should cue you in that the run-happy Vikings will use a lot of two tight end sets this year. Kyle Rudolph extension sealed that, but the team also drafted a tight end (Irv Smith Jr.) in the second round and have useful bench tight ends in block-first David Morgan and catch-first Tyler Conklin.|
Chiefs | Byron Pringle impressing Fri Jun 14, 11:42 AM
Kansas City Chiefs WR Byron Pringle has made plays this offseason and performed well in the preseason last year before suffering an injury.
|Footballguys view: The Chiefs will have opportunity to make the team as a fifth receiver even if Tyreek Hill is there Week 1, and Hill's murky future could encourage them to keep a sixth. Sammy Watkins injury history could also be a path to playing time behind Demarcus Robinson and second round pick Mecole Hardman. We'll pay attention to any Chiefs receiver that has a chance to make the team.|
Jets | Daniel Brown impressing Fri Jun 14, 10:27 AM
New York Jets TE Daniel Brown, normally a blocking tight end, has impressed with his ability as a receiver. Brown has displayed more downfield speed than expected.
|Footballguys view: The Jets could employ a lot of two-tight end sets this year. Fourth-round pick Trevon Wesco can be employed in numerous ways, and Chris Herndon had a promising rookie year. Brown could make the team if Herndon is suspended for the first two games after pleading guilty to DWI this offseason.|
Daniel Brown player page
Jaguars | Chris Conley thriving Fri Jun 14, 10:16 AM
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Chris Conley has been the best receiver in the team's organized team activities and minicamp. He has grown a rapport with QB Nick Foles, and Conley could emerge as the team's top receiver.
|Footballguys view: Foles recruited Conley so this isn't a shock. It isn't like the Jaguars have an entrenched #1 receiver. He's probably not worth a pick yet, but if this continues through camp and the preseason, Conley will land on our late round radar.|
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