Fantasy Football News & Views
49ers | 49ers 'honing in on' hiring Kyle Shanahan (Tue Jan 17, 12:58 AM) [jump to this story]
Jaguars | 'Good chance' Jags hire Chip Kelly as OC (Tue Jan 17, 12:51 AM) [jump to this story]
Cowboys | Trading Tony Romo is 'No. 1 priority' (Tue Jan 17, 12:36 AM) [jump to this story]
Redskins | Washington signs Tharold Simon Mon Jan 16, 06:18 PM
Free-agent CB Tharold Simon (Cardinals) signed with the Washington Redskins Monday, Jan. 16, according to a source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Link to story
Tharold Simon player page
Texans | No timetable for Derek Newton Mon Jan 16, 06:17 PM
Houston Texans OT Derek Newton (knees) has been around the team facility, but head coach Bill O'Brien said there is no timetable for his return to the field.Link to story
Titans | Tennessee hires Craig Aukerman Mon Jan 16, 06:10 PM
The Tennessee Titans hired former Los Angeles Chargers special teams coach Craig Aukerman as their new assistant special teams coach Monday, Jan. 16.Link to story
Titans | Frisman Jackson added to Titans staff Mon Jan 16, 06:09 PM
The Tennessee Titans hired Temple passing game coordinator Frisman Jackson as their new wide receivers coach Monday, Jan. 16.Link to story
Frisman Jackson player page
Bears | Jeremiah Washburn joining Bears Mon Jan 16, 05:53 PM
Former Miami Dolphins offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn is joining the Chicago Bears as an offensive line coach, according to a source.Link to story
Cowboys | Dallas signs three players Mon Jan 16, 05:41 PM
Dallas Cowboys WR Shaquelle Evans, RB Rod Smith and TE Connor Hamlett were signed to Reserve/Futures deals Monday, Jan. 16.Link to story
Rod Smith player page
Texans | Three players signed by Texans Mon Jan 16, 05:32 PM
Houston Texans TE RaShaun Allen, RB Kenny Hilliard and WR Tevin Jones were signed to Reserve/Futures deals Monday, Jan. 16.Link to story
Kenny Hilliard player page
Seahawks | Seattle signs four players Mon Jan 16, 05:26 PM
Seattle Seahawks RB George Farmer, WR Kenny Lawler, TE Marcus Lucas and RB Kelvin Taylor were signed to Reserve/Futures contracts Monday, Jan. 16.Link to story
Kenny Lawler player page
Kelvin Taylor player page
Texans | George Godsey no longer with Houston Mon Jan 16, 05:12 PM
Houston Texans offensive coordinator George Godsey and the Texans agreed to part ways Monday, Jan. 16.Link to story
Packers | Jordy Nelson's practice status unclear Mon Jan 16, 05:03 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson's (ribs) practice availability for Wednesday, Jan. 18, is unclear, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. Nelson did work out Monday, Jan. 16, however.
|Footballguys view: Nelson is likely to be incredibly limited this week. He'll do whatever he can to play in the NFC Championship Game, but his status is a complete unknown at this time.|
Jordy Nelson player page
Seahawks | Darrell Bevell's job is safe Mon Jan 16, 04:49 PM
Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell was given a vote of confidence by head coach Pete Carroll Monday, Jan. 16. Carroll said those calling for Bevell to lose his job 'don't know what they're talking about.'Link to story
Steelers | Antonio Brown could be fined Mon Jan 16, 04:37 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown may be fined for violating the NFL's social media policy for his post-game live stream in the Steelers' locker room.
|Footballguys view: The "No Fun League" strikes again. League policy prohibits players from posting messages on social media 90 minutes before kickoff through post-game interviews.|
Antonio Brown player page
Seahawks | Earl Thomas should also be ready Mon Jan 16, 04:15 PM
Seattle Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shin) is expected to be ready for the start of the 2017 season, according to head coach Pete Carroll.Link to story
Earl Thomas player page
Seahawks | Tyler Lockett should be ready Mon Jan 16, 04:10 PM
Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett (knee) is expected to be ready for the start of the 2017 season, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
|Footballguys view: Lockett's season was cut short by a horrific injury, but the prognosis is good. When he returns, Lockett will compete with Paul Richardson for targets.|
Tyler Lockett player page
Seahawks | Durability an issue for C.J. Prosise Mon Jan 16, 03:56 PM
Seattle Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise's (shoulder) durability has become a concern for head coach Pete Carroll and the Seahawks.
|Footballguys view: A converted wide receiver in college, Prosise looked good as a receiving and change-of-pace back for Seattle this year. Carroll said Prosise will need to show that he can stay healthy next year.|
C.J. Prosise player page
Redskins | Jason Tarver to meet with Redskins Mon Jan 16, 03:39 PM
San Francisco 49ers linebackers coach Jason Tarver will interview later this week for the Washington Redskins' vacant defensive coordinator position, according to a source.Link to story
Texans | J.J. Watt ahead of schedule Mon Jan 16, 03:10 PM
Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (back) is considered ahead of schedule in his recover from back surgery to repair a herniated disk.
|Footballguys view: Great news for the Texans here. Watt is expected to return next season after undergoing two operations to fix his back problems in 2016. Head coach Bill O'Brien said he has 'no idea' what Watt's timetable is, but that he is doing well.|
J.J. Watt player page
Chiefs | Alex Smith expected to remain starter Mon Jan 16, 01:58 PM
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith was given a vote of confidence Monday, Jan. 16, in regards to holding onto the starting job in 2017.
|Footballguys view: There was some slight buzz about the team making a switch to Nick Foles in 2017. That's not the case according to Andy Reid. He told reporters: 'Do I still think we can win with Alex? Yeah, we were right there.'|
Alex Smith player page
Seahawks | Richard Sherman played through knee injury Mon Jan 16, 01:32 PM
Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman played through a 'significant' MCL injury over the second half of season, according to head coach Pete Carroll.Link to story
Richard Sherman player page
Jaguars | Chip Kelly talking with Jags on Monday Mon Jan 16, 01:26 PM
The Jacksonville Jaguars are meeting with former San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly on Monday, Jan. 16, presumably to discuss a potential fit as an offensive coordinator.
|Footballguys view: The Jaguars could use some more punch on offense. They have the talent to thrive, but it all comes down to QB Blake Bortles and his development. He took a step back last year mechanically and will have to re-worked this offseason.|
Seahawks | DeShawn Shead has torn ACL Mon Jan 16, 01:25 PM
Seattle Seahawks CB DeShawn Shead (knee) is set to have surgery on a torn left ACL in the near future, according to a source. He is expected to need roughly eight months to recover, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.Link to story
DeShawn Shead player page
Texans | Brock Osweiler not assured of starting job Mon Jan 16, 01:04 PM
Houston Texans QB Brock Osweiler received a slight but expected vote of non-confidence Monday, Jan. 16, as head coach Bill O'Brien told reporters it is too early to know if Osweiler will be the starting quarterback at season because the team has a lot of evaluating to do.
|Footballguys view: Osweiler only got the starting job back because of an injury to Tom Savage. It's an awkward situation, especially since Osweiler won the Wild Card game against the Raiders.|
Brock Osweiler player page
Falcons | Julio Jones should play in NFC Championship Mon Jan 16, 12:20 PM
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) is expected to be limited during practice this week, but head coach Dan Quinn believes Jones will be 'ready to rock' for the NFC Championship Game.
|Footballguys view: Jones is one of the toughest players in the game, and there's no doubt that he's going to play at home in the NFC Championship Game. The big veteran receiver should be able to take advantage of the Packers secondary. This game has shootout written all over it.|
Julio Jones player page
Texans | A.J. Bouye wants to stay in Houston Mon Jan 16, 12:12 PM
Houston Texans impending free-agent CB A.J. Bouye reiterated that he wants to remain in Houston next season, according to ESPN's Sarah Barshop.
|Footballguys view: Bouye is likely the top cornerback on the market this offseason. If the Texans sign him, they'll have to pay a pretty penny. He began the season buried on the depth chart but worked his way up and only allowed two receiving touchdowns in 2016.|
A.J. Bouye player page
Giants | B.J. Goodson primed for promotion? Mon Jan 16, 12:03 PM
New York Giants LB B.J. Goodson is the favorite to take over at middle linebacker with Kelvin Sheppard set to become a free agent, according to NJ.com's James Kratch.Link to story
Browns | Two assistants hired by Browns Mon Jan 16, 11:48 AM
The Cleveland Browns hired Blake Williams as linebackers coach and Jerod Kruse as assistant defensive backs coach Monday, Jan. 16.Link to story
Chiefs | Tamba Hali to play in 2017 Mon Jan 16, 11:44 AM
Kansas City Chiefs LB Tamba Hali plans to return and play in 2017, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: Hali may not be the player he used to be, but he can still get pressure on the quarterback in a part-time role. In 2016, Hali had just 3.5 sacks but he logged 43 quarterback pressures on 596 snaps.|
Tamba Hali player page
Patriots | Josh McDaniels staying with Pats Mon Jan 16, 11:15 AM
New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is expected to remain with the Patriots in 2017 after interviewing for the San Francisco 49ers' head coaching position, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: McDaniels will have plenty of options next year when the coaching carousel is spinning. With him stepping out of consideration, Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan is likely to be the 49ers new head coach.|
Redskins | Rob Ryan to interview in Washington Mon Jan 16, 10:47 AM
Former Buffalo Bills assistant head coach/defense Rob Ryan will interview for the Washington Redskins' defensive coordinator position, according to sources.Link to story
Bills | Greg Olson interviewing with Bills Mon Jan 16, 10:41 AM
Former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Greg Olson is interviewing for the Buffalo Bills' offensive coordinator job Monday, Jan. 16.Link to story
Packers | Jordy Nelson still has breathing issues Mon Jan 16, 10:08 AM
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (ribs) said Sunday, Jan. 15, that he still isn't able to breathe normally because of his ribs injury.
|Footballguys view: Nelson's status for the NFC Championship Game against the Falcons is up in the air. There's a chance he could be very limited or maybe not even participate in practice during the week. Let's call him a game-time decision for now, and we'll all be monitoring his practice status.|
Jordy Nelson player page
Cowboys | Jason Witten plans to return Mon Jan 16, 09:51 AM
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten plans to return in 2017 for his 15th season.
|Footballguys view: Sure, Witten has lost a step (or two) but he still has great concentration and soft hands. He should continue to be a fine target for a young and learning QB Dak Prescott.|
Jason Witten player page
Eagles | Mike Groh to interview with Eagles Mon Jan 16, 09:32 AM
Former Los Angeles Rams wide receivers coach Mike Groh will interview with the Philadelphia Eagles for the same position Monday, Jan. 16, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan.Link to story
Steelers | Good day for Jesse James Mon Jan 16, 01:32 AM
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Jesse James had five catches for 83 yards Sunday, Jan. 15, in an 18-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
|Footballguys view: James was instrumental in the Steelers win. He helped move the chains and made clutch catches to keep drives alive. With so much attention placed on WR Antonio Brown, other targets needed to come through and that's what James did.|
Jesse James player page
Chiefs | Five catches for Travis Kelce Mon Jan 16, 01:25 AM
Kansas City Chiefs WR Travis Kelce had five catches for 77 yards in an 18-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
|Footballguys view: Kelce did most of his damage early in the game. He was quiet for about two and a half quarters, then he made his presence felt with a personal foul penalty. Kelce's disappearing act certainly didn't help the Chiefs.|
Travis Kelce player page
Steelers | Antonio Brown over 100 yards Mon Jan 16, 01:20 AM
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown caught six of his 11 targeted passes for 108 yards, including a long catch of 52 yards, in an 18-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
|Footballguys view: Brown had five catches for 101 yards in the first half. He ended up catching one more pass in the second half, and it was crucial. Brown was dragging across the field on a third down where the Steelers needed the first to end the game. He burst past the coverage and Ben Roethlisberger hit him near the sidelines to effectively seal the victory.|
Antonio Brown player page
Chiefs | Tyreek Hill limited in loss Mon Jan 16, 01:16 AM
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill was held to three rushing attempts for 18 yards and four catches for 27 yards in an 18-16 loss Sunday, Jan. 15, to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
|Footballguys view: Hill is dangerous every time he touches the ball, and the Steelers had their hands full defending him as a runner, receiver and return man. He did get open deep once where QB Alex Smith wasn't able to find him for a play that would've resulted in six.|
Tyreek Hill player page
Chiefs | Spencer Ware held to 35 yards Mon Jan 16, 01:01 AM
Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware ran eight times for 35 yards Sunday, Jan. 15, in an 18-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.Link to story
Spencer Ware player page
Chiefs | Alex Smith decent in losing effort Mon Jan 16, 12:38 AM
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith went 20 of 34 for 172 yards, with one touchdown and one interception, in an 18-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Jan. 15.
|Footballguys view: Meh. This is what you get with Alex Smith. He played tough but missed some key throws and didn't see wide open guys at times.|
Alex Smith player page
Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger has serviceable outing Mon Jan 16, 12:36 AM
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger threw an interception and was 20 of 31 for 224 yards Sunday, Jan. 15, in an 18-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
|Footballguys view: Roethlisberger's home/road splits will give Steelers fans nightmares. On the road against the Chiefs, it was clear the team wanted to ride RB Le'Veon Bell as much as possible. That's what they did, and it naturally limited the number of passes Roethlisberger threw.|
Ben Roethlisberger player page
Steelers | Big night for Le'Veon Bell Mon Jan 16, 12:11 AM
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell ran 30 times for 170 yards, with no touchdowns, in an 18-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Jan. 15.
|Footballguys view: Bell had 18 carries for 101 yards at halftime. He sealed the victory for the Steelers with his patience, burst and power to wear down the Chiefs defense.|
LeVeon Bell player page
Steelers | NFL playoff record for Chris Boswell Mon Jan 16, 12:03 AM
Pittsburgh Steelers K Chris Boswell booted six field goals Sunday, Jan. 15, during the team's 18-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. He set an NFL playoff record. The previous record of five was set by a long list of kickers, including Matt Bahr, Steve Christie, John Kasay, and Adam Vinatieri.Link to story
Chiefs | Chris Conley clears protocol Sun Jan 15, 11:02 PM
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs WR Chris Conley (head) returned against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Jan. 15, after clearing concussion protocol.Chris Conley player page
Chiefs | Chris Conley helped off Sun Jan 15, 10:57 PM
Kansas City Chiefs WR Chris Conley (head) was helped off the field by trainers against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Jan. 15, after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit.Chris Conley player page
Texans | Brock Osweiler regrets lost opportunities Sun Jan 15, 10:14 PM
Houston Texans QB Brock Osweiler said he is disappointed he was unable to capitalize on the opportunities that presented themselves in the AFC Divisional Round loss to the New England Patriots.
|Footballguys view: Osweiler will get a chance to win the starting job in 2017. After getting benched for Tom Savage late in the 2016 season, there's no guarantee that Osweiler will have the top spot on the depth chart. Head coach Bill O'Brien is returning, and he doesn't seem too keen on Osweiler. Their awkward working relationship will continue with unknown results this next season.|
Brock Osweiler player page
Eagles | Carson Wentz plans to rest up Sun Jan 15, 09:54 PM
Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz said he is going to take some time off to rest his body, especially his arm, before working to improve his throwing mechanics.
|Footballguys view: We're looking forward to Wentz's sophomore season in the NFL. The Eagles should add more weapons around him, and they may bring back free agent WR DeSean Jackson to help stretch the field. Add in a running back (this is a great RB class), and the Eagles should have a better offense. Wentz has the makings of a franchise QB and will continue to work on his game. Wentz said his offseason training program could include sessions with quarterback guru Tom House.|
Carson Wentz player page
Giants | Larry Donnell hoping to re-sign with NYG Sun Jan 15, 09:31 PM
New York Giants impending free-agent TE Larry Donnell said it would be an 'honor' to continue to play for the organization.Link to story
Larry Donnell player page
Cowboys | Career first for Jason Witten Sun Jan 15, 08:59 PM
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten had six catches for 59 yards and his first postseason touchdown in a 34-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 15.Link to story
Jason Witten player page
Cowboys | Dez Bryant torches Packers Sun Jan 15, 08:49 PM
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant had nine catches for 132 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 15.Link to story
Dez Bryant player page
Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott rumbles for 125 yards Sun Jan 15, 08:34 PM
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott had 22 carries for 125 yards in a 34-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 15.Link to story
Ezekiel Elliott player page