Fantasy Football News & Views
49ers | Positive results for Tevin Coleman Fri Jan 24, 05:36 PM
San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman's (shoulder) MRI results were positive, but Coleman did not participate in any practices this week, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.
|Footballguys view: Coleman was reportedly in extreme pain and he's truly questionable for the game. Raheem Mostert should get ample opportunity to reprise the show he put on in the NFC title game and Matt Breida might be called upon. Jeff Wilson should also be active for the game and could play ahead of Breida if Breida has any ball security issues.|
Tevin Coleman player page
Dolphins | Albert Wilson may be asked to rework deal Fri Jan 24, 04:20 PM
Miami Dolphins WR Albert Wilson likely will be asked to restructure his contract this offseason if he wants to remain with the team. The Dolphins would save $9.5 million in salary cap space if they release Wilson.
|Footballguys view: Wilson has had trouble staying healthy since the team signed him. With Allen Hurns, Preston Williams, and DeVante Parker under contract for multiple years, Wilson might be seen as superfluous.|
Albert Wilson player page
Packers | Aaron Rodgers on to Year 2 Fri Jan 24, 02:50 PM
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers had a 'really, really good ' first year in head coach Matt LaFleur's offense, general manager Brian Gutekunst said Friday, Jan. 24, and the GM is looking forward to the encore in 2020. I'm really excited to see what he can do in Year Two,' Gutekunst said. 'I know Matt talks a lot about what Matt Ryan did in Year Two, the comparatives there. I'm really excited to see where him and the offense can go.'
|Footballguys view: Rodgers had a terrible year for fantasy and didn't come close to living up to his top five quarterback ADP. He'll fall in drafts this year, but should still be drafted as a starter. If he produces like he did last year, he won't be a fantasy starter in 2020.|
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Cowboys | VP says Dak Prescott staying Fri Jan 24, 02:16 PM
Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott, a pending free agent, will be re-signed and remain the team's quarterback, Cowboys vice president Will McClay said Thursday, Jan. 23. 'We expect Dak to be our quarterback,' McClay said. 'If the owner/GM says we're going to get it done, he signs the checks. So we'll get that done.'
|Footballguys view: Prescott's price surely has gone up since last year if only because the salary cap went up. The Cowboys are likely to sign him and Amari Cooper to long term deals and let cornerback Byron Jones walk in free agency.|
Dak Prescott player page
Browns | Kareem Hunt had pot in car Fri Jan 24, 01:37 PM
Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt's car was found to contain marijuana following a traffic stop Tuesday, Jan. 21, in which Hunt was issued a speeding citation in Ohio.
|Footballguys view: Hunt wasn't charged with drug possession, but that might not be material to the league if they want to assess a suspension to Hunt. He is already in the league program because of a previous personal conduct suspension and it's possible he might miss a game or more in 2020 because of this incident.|
Kareem Hunt player page
Packers | Jace Sternberger impresses GM Fri Jan 24, 12:54 PM
Green Bay Packers TE Jace Sternberger impressed general manager Brian Gutekunst with his progress after he returned from the Reserve/Injured list late in the season. 'He can be one of those, as he develops, who can play from a lot of different places and be a matchup problem,' Gutekunst said Friday, Jan. 24.
|Footballguys view: Sternberger has great speed and ability to rip the seam as a receiving tight end. He should be on 2020 fantasy sleep lists with Aaron Rodgers settling into Matt LaFleur's offense.|
Jace Sternberger player page
Packers | GM: Jimmy Graham still wants to play Fri Jan 24, 12:39 PM
Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham wants to play in 2020, general manager Brian Gutekunst said Friday, Jan. 24.
|Footballguys view: Gutekunst didn't say whether he would be playing with the Packers if he comes back, but he has been a massive bust as a free agent signing and the team should be pushing to get 2019 third round pick Jace Sternberger on the field (or maybe even 2017 UDFA converted wide receiver Robert Tonyan) over Graham. If they release him, they'll have $3.66M in dead cap but avoid paying a $7.45M salary.|
Jimmy Graham player page
Cowboys | George Edwards hired by Dallas Fri Jan 24, 10:46 AM
Former Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards was hired by the Dallas Cowboys Friday, Jan. 24. He'll work with the linebackers, but his role will be larger than that, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: He was the team's linebacker coach from 1998-2001 and will have two very talented starters to work with in Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch. Edwards joins a staff under Mike McCarthy with many very experienced coaches who have been at positions higher than the one they will occupy with Dallas.|
Vikings | Drew Petzing departing Fri Jan 24, 12:23 AM
Minnesota Vikings wide receivers coach Drew Petzing will not return in 2020, according to ESPN's Ben Goessling.
|Footballguys view: The Vikings are going to have as much coaching turnover as any team that didn't hire a new head coach this offseason. Petzing is going to Cleveland to join his offensive coordinator from Minnesota, Kevin Stefanski, who is now the Browns head coach.|
NFL | Neville Gallimore turning heads Thu Jan 23, 11:48 PM
Oklahoma DT Neville Gallimore 'flashed some pass rush' during drills at the Senior Bowl, according to an AFC scout. 'He's pretty quick and several guys had trouble with him,' the scout said.
|Footballguys view: Gallimore is twitchy for an interior defensive lineman and can generate interior pressure and disruption better than some of his peers. He projects as a three-down player and should be gone in the first two rounds.|
NFL | Chase Claypool boosting stock? Thu Jan 23, 11:44 PM
Notre Dame WR Chase Claypool has 'pushed himself' into Round 2 of the 2020 NFL Draft with his performance at the Senior Bowl this week, according to Chase Goodbread of NFL.com.
|Footballguys view: Claypool's size, hands, and fluid movement made his week in Mobile. Some have speculated that he could be moved to tight end and become a bigger mismatch weapon.|
NFL | Collin Johnson stands out Thu Jan 23, 10:46 PM
Texas WR Collin Johnson stood out during drills at the Senior Bowl Tuesday, Jan. 22, because of his 'separation ability' and 'vertical speed' during drills at the Senior Bowl.
|Footballguys view: Johnson had a down senior year, but his 6'6" 220 size and natural receiving skills will still make him draftable in a strong wide receiver class.|
NFL | Justin Herbert making statement Thu Jan 23, 10:07 PM
Oregon QB Justin Herbert has been 'the best quarterback' at the Senior Bowl, according to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com, and Twentyman said Herbert has been able to 'make all the throws' during drills.
|Footballguys view: Herbert has impressed this week according to most reports, which means he could be a trade up target at 3 (Detroit) or 4 (New York Giants). Miami, the Chargers, and Panthers are all possibly in the market for a franchise quarterback and they select 5th, 6th, and 7th.|
Raiders | Josh Jacobs tough to tackle Thu Jan 23, 09:56 PM
Oakland Raiders RB Josh Jacobs led all running backs with 69 broken tackles in the 2019 season, according to Pro Football Focus.
|Footballguys view: Jacobs performed well above his actual fantasy point output in 2019. If the Raiders get him more involved in the passing game next year, he could take a step to everyweek fantasy RB1 status.|
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NFL | Jordan Love measures well Thu Jan 23, 09:44 PM
Utah State QB Jordan Love had the largest hand measurements of any quarterback at the Senior Bowl.
|Footballguys view: Love is in contention to be a first round pick and the fourth quarterback off of the board. Some are already linking him to the Colts, who hold the 13th pick of the first round.|
Dolphins | Josh Rosen still in Miami's plans? Thu Jan 23, 09:24 PM
Miami Dolphins QB Josh Rosen hasn't been written off, according to general manager Chris Grier, and Grier said he saw improvement in Rosen during practice throughout the year.
|Footballguys view: Grier should be saying this whether they believe in Rosen or not. If they don't, there still could be a market for a third day pick in a trade of Rosen to another team that wants to develop him, so there's nothing to gain by saying the team has given up on Rosen.|
Josh Rosen player page
NFL | Javon Kinlaw dealing with knee issue Thu Jan 23, 09:20 PM
South Carolina DT Javon Kinlaw (knee) will miss the rest of Senior Bowl week because of tendinitis in one of his knees, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Kinlaw has already shown out as one of the top 3-5 players in Mobile this week and could be a top 10 pick and the second interior defensive lineman off of the board after Auburn's Derrick Brown.|
NFL | Antonio Brown expected to turn himself in Thu Jan 23, 07:54 PM
Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) is expected to turn himself in to police but hadn't done so as of the afternoon of Thursday, Jan. 23, according to a public information officer for the Hollywood Police Department in Florida. 'I believe they've given him ample opportunity to turn himself in,'' Christian Lata told USA TODAY Sports. An arrest warrant was issued against Brown following an incident with a moving truck driver Tuesday, Jan. 21. 'I'm sure it's going to be within today or tomorrow, but I'm not sure exactly when,'' Lata said late Thursday afternoon. 'I would assume it would be sooner than later.''
|Footballguys view: Brown has to surrender his passport, wear a GPS monitor, and undergo a mental health evaluation. Hopefully this will be the end of his downward slide. Whether he plays in the 2020 season is a small concern right now.|
Antonio Brown player page
NFL | Michael Pittman Jr. not expected to play in Senior Bowl Thu Jan 23, 07:06 PM
USC WR Michael Pittman Jr. (foot) sat out Senior Bowl practice Thursday, Jan. 23, and isn't expected to play Saturday, Jan. 25. He'll stay to meet with NFL teams.
|Footballguys view: The wide receiver board is stacked so Pittman will be focused on being 100% for the combine and team workouts. Pittman is big and physical with good hands, but there are some questions about whether he has top end speed or athleticism.|
Titans | Kenneth Durden back in Tennessee Thu Jan 23, 06:32 PM
Free-agent DB Kenneth Durden (Titans) signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Tennessee Titans Thursday, Jan. 23.
|Footballguys view: Durden spent time on the active roster in 2018 and has been with the Raiders and Giants in addition to the Titans since he went undrafted in 2016.|
49ers | Tevin Coleman doesn't practice with team Thu Jan 23, 06:18 PM
San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman (shoulder) didn't participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 23.
|Footballguys view: Coleman was seen running off to the side according to earlier reports. We'll see what he can do next week in practice leading up to the Super Bowl.|
Tevin Coleman player page
Chiefs | Demarcus Robinson back to full practice Thu Jan 23, 06:08 PM
Kansas City Chiefs WR Demarcus Robinson (illness) returned to a full practice Thursday, Jan. 23.
|Footballguys view: Robinson will be good to go for the Super Bowl. He will get some time as a reserve receiver for the Chiefs once again.|
Demarcus Robinson player page
Chiefs | Mecole Hardman puts in another full practice Thu Jan 23, 06:05 PM
Kansas City Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman (back) practiced in full once again Thursday, Jan. 23.
|Footballguys view: Hardman's speed is going to be a big asset for the Chiefs in the Super Bowl. We'll see him out there going deep against the 49ers in a little over a week.|
Mecole Hardman player page
Chiefs | Travis Kelce sits out practice Thu Jan 23, 06:03 PM
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (knee) didn't participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 23.
|Footballguys view: Let's get to practice next week and see where Kelce is at. The Chiefs are wisely being cautious with the superstar tight end as the team prepares for the Super Bowl.|
Travis Kelce player page
49ers | Tevin Coleman running Thu Jan 23, 05:21 PM
San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman (shoulder) was seen running on a side field ahead of the team's practice Thursday, Jan. 23.
|Footballguys view: Coleman's shoulder injury will have to be monitored next week. The 49ers would use him in the Super Bowl as a big part of their RBBC if Coleman is ready to play.|
Tevin Coleman player page
Broncos | Bradley Chubb expected for offseason work Thu Jan 23, 05:02 PM
Denver Broncos LB Bradley Chubb (knee) is making really good progress in his recovery, according to general manager John Elway Thursday, Jan. 23, and should be ready for organized team activities In May or the offseason program in April.
|Footballguys view: The Broncos defense could look much more ferocious in 2020 with the return of Chubb. While Von Miller had a disappointing 2019, his stats could improve next season with Chubb getting a lot of attention on the opposite side of the formation.|
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Chiefs | Chris Jones plans to play every snap in Super Bowl Thu Jan 23, 04:56 PM
Kansas City Chiefs DL Chris Jones (calf) said Thursday, Jan. 23, he '1,000 percent' believes he'll be able to play every snap of Super Bowl LIV Sunday, Feb. 2.
|Footballguys view: Jones is a playmaker and one of the best in the league at his position. Having him out there will complicate what the 49ers want to do on offense.|
49ers | Raheem Mostert excelled after contact Thu Jan 23, 02:39 PM
San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert gained 158 of his 220 rushing yards after contact in the NFC Championship Game win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Jan. 19.
|Footballguys view: Mostert had a monster game against the Packers. He could do more in the Super Bowl too depending on the health status of Tevin Coleman (shoulder). It was the most yards after contact by a running back in the postseason since 2006.|
Raheem Mostert player page
Raiders | Derek Carr tired of rumors Thu Jan 23, 01:49 PM
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr is tiring of the quarterback rumors surrounding the team -- the latest resulting from a photo taken of New England Patriots QB Tom Brady, a pending free agent, and Raiders owner Mark Davis talking at Jan. 18 UFC fight in Las Vegas. 'C'mon man, when's it going to end?' Carr asked.
|Footballguys view: Everyone is wondering where Brady is going to play in 2020. It would actually make a lot of sense if the Raiders made a run at Brady when he hits the open market. Carr is going to have to get used to the rumor mill, and it already seems like his time as the Raiders starter could be done in the near future. Only time will tell.|
Derek Carr player page
Saints | Drew Brees' decision on hold Thu Jan 23, 01:34 PM
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees isn't rushing his decision on whether he'll return for another season. I wanted to give it at least a few weeks, months, postseason, just to take a deep breath and decompress a little bit and get some time with the family and then just reassess,' Brees said Wednesday, Jan. 22, during an interview at the Pro Bowl.
|Footballguys view: Brees may not quite be what he used to be but by no means is he done from a physical or abilities standpoint. He'll have to make a decision before the start of free agency in early March. This quarterback market is about to get crazy in the NFL.|
Drew Brees player page
Bengals | A.J. Green not keen on tag Thu Jan 23, 01:22 PM
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green, a pending free agent, could receive the franchise tag from the Bengals this offseason. 'The franchise tag is not the best thing,' Green said in a TV interview. 'But like I said, I'm not turning down 18 million dollars. It just happens. When you run a business, you have to make difficult decisions. But I feel like when you put that on me, then that's what you're showing me, you only want me for one year. And I always play with a chip on my shoulder.'
|Footballguys view: The Bengals could use the tag on Green just to buy more time to get a new long-term contract done. If tagged, the two sides would have until mid-July to work something out. We'll see if a contract can be agreed upon before the tag would need to be placed on the veteran receiver.|
A.J. Green player page
Cowboys | Amari Cooper seeks to stay in Dallas Thu Jan 23, 01:10 PM
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper said Thursday, Jan. 23, he hasn't had recent talks with his agent about his expiring contract, but said he wants to remain in Dallas a long time.
|Footballguys view: The Cowboys have money to hand out to guys like Cooper, CB Byron Jones and QB Dak Prescott and the franchise tag could be in place for someone set to hit free agency. Cooper was a bright spot on the Cowboys offense and is in line for a big deal if/when the Cowboys can find a way.|
Amari Cooper player page
Giants | Eli Manning not on retired list Thu Jan 23, 12:27 PM
New York Giants QB Eli Manning is retiring, but he won't be eligible to be placed on the reserve/retired list due to his expiring contract this offseason.
|Footballguys view: That means Manning will be eligible to sign and play for the Giants or any other team in 2020, free of restriction and/or having to go through waivers. Keep this in mind if some team needs QB help down the 2020 stretch.|
Eli Manning player page
Vikings | Gary Kubiak to be OC for Vikes Thu Jan 23, 11:36 AM
Minnesota Vikings assistant head coach/offensive adviser Gary Kubiak was promoted to offensive coordinator Thursday, Jan. 23.
|Footballguys view: The Vikings needed to do something since Kevin Stefanski took off to be the head coach of the Browns. This move isn't going to change much on the Vikings offense. They'll still use RB Dalvin Cook and the rushing attack to set up play-action passing with QB Kirk Cousins.|
Packers | Jimmy Graham unlikely to be back in 2020 Thu Jan 23, 01:20 AM
Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham is expected to be released during the offseason, in the opinion of The Green Bay Press-Gazette's Pete Dougherty, who called the prospective move a 'given.'
|Footballguys view: Not a terribly surprising take here. Graham has one year remaining on his deal. Releasing him would free up $8 million in cap room.|
Jimmy Graham player page
Raiders | Jordan Love meets with Raiders Thu Jan 23, 12:33 AM
The Oakland Raiders met with Utah State QB Jordan Love at this week's Senior Bowl, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal's Vincent Bonsignore.
|Footballguys view: Love is likely to be a first-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft. The Raiders have the No.12 overall pick and there's a chance that Love won't be on the board by the time they select.|
NFL | Denzel Mims highly impressive in Mobile Wed Jan 22, 11:55 PM
Baylor WR Denzel Mims was 'uncoverable all day long' and arguably the best player on the North team during Senior Bowl practice Wednesday, Jan. 22, according to Pro Football Network's AJ Schulte.
|Footballguys view: Mims is working his way up draft boards with his performance in Mobile. He's fast and was a decorated track athlete in college. Mims has great hands and body control as a receiver. We could see him work his way into the late first round of the 2020 NFL draft.|
Browns | Odell Beckham Jr. to meet with Kevin Stefanski Wed Jan 22, 09:46 PM
Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. will sit down with new head coach Kevin Stefanski Thursday, Jan. 23, to discuss Stefanski's plan for personal conduct. 'I'm looking forward to sitting down with Odell face to face,' Stefanski said. 'I haven't had the chance to do that yet and I get the chance to do that (Thursday). And at that point, that's when I can start laying out my expectations for Odell and all of our players.'
|Footballguys view: Beckham was caught on video at the College Football Playoff Championship Game earlier this month appearing to hand out cash to LSU Tigers players, as well as appearing to slap a security officer on the butt in the locker room. Charges had been filed against Beckham for the latter incident, but they were later dropped.|
Odell Beckham Jr player page
Bears | Chicago interested in Adam Trautman Wed Jan 22, 08:29 PM
Dayton TE Adam Trautman said the Chicago Bears have shown early interest in him during the Senior Bowl practices.
|Footballguys view: That's a move that would make sense for the Bears. Trautman is turning heads at the Senior Bowl with his size/speed combination. The Bears need tight end help because free agent Trey Burton and draft pick Adam Shaheen have not worked out as hoped.|
Vikings | Dalvin Cook will be ready for workouts Wed Jan 22, 07:30 PM
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) indicated that he will be ready for the start of offseason workouts.
|Footballguys view: The Vikings will continue using Cook as their battering ram on offense and centerpiece of what they do on that side of the ball. Cook is entering the final year of his contract and is a candidate for an extension this offseason.|
Dalvin Cook player page
Saints | GM wants Drew Brees to return Wed Jan 22, 06:42 PM
New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Drew Brees is a player that the Saints want to keep as long as he wants to keep playing, according to general manager Mickey Loomis.
|Footballguys view: This is going to be up to Brees. If he wants to keep playing, the Saints want to keep him around. Brees takes one year at a time and will spend this part of the offseason deciding what he wants to do.|
Drew Brees player page
Chiefs | Travis Kelce listed as limited Wed Jan 22, 06:05 PM
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 22.
|Footballguys view: No worries here. Kelce is not going to miss the Super Bowl. He will have plenty of rest between now and the game in early February.|
Travis Kelce player page
Bengals | A.J. Green may return in 2020 Wed Jan 22, 05:13 PM
Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent WR A.J. Green is a player the Bengals plan to have on their roster next season, according to director of player personnel Duke Tobin.
|Footballguys view: Green has previously stated that he wants to be in Cincinnati if the two sides can reach an agreement. The Bengals want to keep him around, so it seems reasonable to assume something will happen to do just that. The team could always use the franchise tag on Green if a new deal is not reached by the time free agency opens up.|
A.J. Green player page
Bengals | Cincinnati undecided about Andy Dalton Wed Jan 22, 04:47 PM
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton's future with the Bengals is uncertain at this time, according to director of player personnel Duke Tobin.
|Footballguys view: We just don't see Dalton remaining with the Bengals in 2020. The team would save $17.7 million in salary cap space if they trade or release Dalton. Expect the Bengals to select a quarterback with the No.1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft.|
Andy Dalton player page
Dolphins | Ryan Fitzpatrick expected back Wed Jan 22, 04:34 PM
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is expected to be on the roster next season, according to general manager Chris Grier.
|Footballguys view: That sounds about right. Fitzpatrick is on the books for $8 million in 2020 and he could serve as a bridge quarterback for the first-round QB (Tua Tagovailoa?) the Dolphins are likely to select this year.|
Ryan Fitzpatrick player page
Ravens | Lamar Jackson will look to improve Wed Jan 22, 04:15 PM
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson said he will work on improving all aspects of his game this offseason.
|Footballguys view: Jackson made huge strides from year one to year two in 2019. We're excited to see what kind of leaps he can make in year three this upcoming season. The Ravens will be Super Bowl contenders with Jackson in 2020.|
Lamar Jackson player page
Ravens | Mark Ingram feeling good Wed Jan 22, 03:52 PM
Baltimore Ravens RB Mark Ingram (calf) said his injured calf is feeling really good.
|Footballguys view: Ingram is signed through the 2021 season. He should once again be the lead running back for the Ravens this upcoming season. Ingram will be good to go for the start of the offseason program in the spring.|
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Buccaneers | Shaquil Barrett expects to return Wed Jan 22, 03:36 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent LB Shaquil Barrett said he believes he will re-sign with the Buccaneers this offseason.
|Footballguys view: Barrett led the NFL with 19.5 sacks in 2019. The Buccaneers want to see if they can keep him around but Barrett is in for a huge deal after signing a one-year, $4 million contract with them in 2019. The franchise tag is an option for the Buccaneers if they can't come to a new agreement.|
Shaquil Barrett player page
Chiefs | Demarcus Robinson to miss practice Wed Jan 22, 02:20 PM
Kansas City Chiefs WR Demarcus Robinson (illness) will not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 22, because of an illness.
|Footballguys view: Robinson has plenty of time to get healthy. The Chiefs and 49ers play in the Super Bowl in about a week and a half.|
Demarcus Robinson player page
Lions | Matthew Stafford update Wed Jan 22, 12:30 AM
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back, hip) is 'pretty much at full health,' according to GM Bob Quinn, who adds that the team is 'totally happy and comfortable' with Stafford as their starting quarterback in 2020.
|Footballguys view: Stafford is good to go as their franchise quarterback for 2020. He is signed through the 2022 season and the only concern about Stafford is his health status. There is a chance the Lions select a quarterback at some point in the 2020 NFL draft to develop behind Stafford.|
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