Fantasy Football News & Views
Vikings | Kyle Rudolph signs extension (Sun Jul 27, 10:25 PM) [jump to this story]
Dolphins | Want Lamar Miller in LeSean McCoy role (Sun Jul 27, 07:43 PM) [jump to this story]
Colts | Trent Richardson sits again (Sun Jul 27, 01:02 AM) [jump to this story]
Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch holding out (Thu Jul 24, 07:06 PM) [jump to this story]
Ravens | Ray Rice suspended two games (Thu Jul 24, 10:24 AM) [jump to this story]
Falcons | Roddy White signs extension (Thu Jul 24, 08:24 AM) [jump to this story]
Dolphins | Steven Baker signs Sun Jul 27, 05:16 PM
The Miami Dolphins signed free-agent OT Steven Baker (Giants) to an undisclosed deal.Link to story
Ravens | Lardarius Webb sits Sun Jul 27, 04:49 PM
Baltimore Ravens CB Lardarius Webb (back) did not practice Sunday, July 27.Link to story
Lardarius Webb player page
Ravens | Bernard Pierce returns Sun Jul 27, 04:49 PM
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (illness) returned to practice Sunday, July 27.
|Footballguys view: Not a big deal here. Pierce is set to be the primary back for the Ravens while Ray Rice serves a two-game suspension. Once Rice returns, Pierce will go back to being a backup for the Ravens.|
Bernard Pierce player page
Panthers | Fozzy Whittaker signs Sun Jul 27, 04:44 PM
The Carolina Panthers signed free-agent RB Fozzy Whittaker (Browns) to an undisclosed deal.
|Footballguys view: The Panthers need all the help they can get at the running back position. Rookie Tyler Gaffney has been lost for the season with a knee injury, and Jonathan Stewart could miss a couple of weeks (at least) with an injured hamstring.|
Fozzy Whittaker player page
Ravens | Dominique Franks activated Sun Jul 27, 04:32 PM
Baltimore Ravens CB Dominique Franks passed his conditioning test Sunday, July 27, and was activated from the non-football injury list.Link to story
Dominique Franks player page
Seahawks | Christine Michael dings shoulder Sun Jul 27, 03:54 PM
Seattle Seahawks RB Christine Michael (shoulder) left practice early Sunday, July 27, after dinging his right shoulder. Head coach Pete Carroll said Michael should be able to return Tuesday, July 29.
|Footballguys view: The Seahawks need to be cautious here. Michael is the lead back while Marshawn Lynch is holding out. He was banged up quite a bit in college at Texas A&M, but Michael is a starter-caliber player when healthy.|
Christine Michael player page
NFL | Travelle Wharton to retire Sun Jul 27, 03:49 PM
Free-agent OL Travelle Wharton (Panthers) will officially announce his retirement from the NFL Tuesday, July 29.Link to story
Bears | Jay Cutler takes extra reps Sunday Sun Jul 27, 03:45 PM
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler practiced with the first-team offense and the second-team wide receivers Sunday, July 27, in order to get extra reps.
|Footballguys view: The Bears are all in with Cutler. In his second year of the Marc Trestman offense, Cutler should be able to thrive with weapons like Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. His current ADP is QB13 (9.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
Jay Cutler player page
Eagles | Bennie Logan has hamstring injury Sun Jul 27, 03:39 PM
Philadelphia Eagles DT Bennie Logan (hamstring) is day-to-day because of a hamstring injury.Link to story
Bennie Logan player page
49ers | Marcus Martin resumes practicing Sun Jul 27, 03:38 PM
San Francisco 49ers C Marcus Martin (ankle) has been activated from the non-football injury list and been cleared to resume practicing.Link to story
49ers | Aaron Lynch resumes practicing Sun Jul 27, 03:30 PM
San Francisco 49ers LB Aaron Lynch (hamstring) has been removed from the physically unable to perform list and been cleared to resume practicing.Link to story
Colts | Aaron Morgan placed on IR Sun Jul 27, 03:21 PM
The Indianapolis Colts have placed LB Aaron Morgan (undisclosed) on injured reserve, although they did not reveal what type of injury he suffered.Link to story
Aaron Morgan player page
Ravens | Jah Reid 20 pounds lighter than last year Sun Jul 27, 03:16 PM
Baltimore Ravens OT Jah Reid (calf) said he is healthy again after missing most of the offseason practices because of a strained calf. He has also lost weight, going from 340 pounds last season to 320 pounds this year. Reid is competing for the starting right tackle job with Ricky Wagner.Link to story
Colts | Jack Breckner cut Sun Jul 27, 03:14 PM
The Indianapolis Colts have released OT Jack Breckner.Link to story
Redskins | Maurice Hurt activated Sun Jul 27, 03:11 PM
Washington Redskins OT Maurice Hurt has been placed on the team's active roster after he was able to pass a physical.Link to story
Redskins | Brandon Jenkins cut Sun Jul 27, 03:08 PM
The Washington Redskins have released LB Brandon Jenkins.Link to story
Jets | Calvin Pryor has concussion Sun Jul 27, 03:05 PM
Updating previous reports, New York Jets S Calvin Pryor (concussion) suffered a concussion during a special teams drill Saturday, July 26, according to head coach Rex Ryan. It is unknown if Pryor will be held out of team meetings.
|Footballguys view: The team will follow NFL protocol before allowing Pryor back out on the football field. He's a hard-hitting safety who is known for making big collisions happen on the football field. It may take some time before he gets back out there.|
Jets | Jace Amaro update Sun Jul 27, 12:58 PM
Updating a previous report, New York Jets TE Jace Amaro (knee) said he should return to practice Tuesday, July 29. The Jets are off Monday, July 28.Link to story
Jace Amaro player page
Jets | Jace Amaro exits Sun Jul 27, 11:54 AM
New York Jets TE Jace Amaro (knee) left practice early Sunday, July 27. Amaro has his right knee wrapped in ice.
|Footballguys view: The rookie tight end is a talented player who can attack the seam of a defense. Hopefully this knee injury is just minor. The Jets don't have a great group of tight ends behind Amaro. Jeff Cumberland, Zach Sudfeld and Chris Pantale are battling for spots on the roster at the tight end position.|
Jace Amaro player page
Jets | Willie Colon activated Sun Jul 27, 11:46 AM
New York Jets OG Willie Colon (knee) was activated from the team's Physically Unable to Perform list Sunday, July 27.Link to story
Jets | Calvin Pryor not practicing Sun Jul 27, 11:30 AM
New York Jets FS Calvin Pryor (head) is not participating in practice Sunday, July 27.
|Footballguys view: No surprise here. Pryor is being evaluated for a concussion after he suffered a head injury during practice Saturday, July 26, according to head coach Rex Ryan.|
Panthers | Sign Tom Nelson Sun Jul 27, 10:44 AM
The Carolina Panthers signed FS Tom Nelson (Bears) Sunday, July 27. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Link to story
Browns | Joe Thomas not practicing Sun Jul 27, 10:37 AM
Cleveland Browns OT Joe Thomas (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Sunday, July 27.Link to story
Browns | Jason Pinkston not practicing Sun Jul 27, 10:31 AM
Cleveland Browns OG Jason Pinkston (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Sunday, July 27.Link to story
Patriots | Sign Cole Stanford Sun Jul 27, 10:10 AM
The New England Patriots signed WR Cole Stanford Sunday, July 27. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Link to story
Patriots | Sign Brian Tyms Sun Jul 27, 10:05 AM
The New England Patriots signed WR Brian Tyms (Browns) Sunday, July 27. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Undrafted out of Florida A&M in 2012, Tyms is on his fourth team. He's a camp body for the Patriots with little shot of making the final roster. Perhaps the team could sign him on the practice squad if he impresses, but even that seems doubtful.|
Brian Tyms player page
Packers | Jamari Lattimore not practicing Sun Jul 27, 09:56 AM
Green Bay Packers LB Jamari Lattimore (Undisclosed) is not participating in practice Sunday, July 27.Link to story
Jamari Lattimore player page
Dolphins | Mike Gillislee leaves practice early Sun Jul 27, 09:49 AM
Miami Dolphins RB Mike Gillislee (undisclosed) left practice early Sunday, July 27.
|Footballguys view: Gillislee has a skill set like veteran Knowshon Moreno. He's a good all-around back, but he's buried on the depth chart in Miami. At this time, Gillislee is fighting for a fourth spot on the team.|
Mike Gillislee player page
Dolphins | Brandon Gibson exits early Sun Jul 27, 09:45 AM
Miami Dolphins WR Brandon Gibson (knee) exited practice early Sunday, July 27.
|Footballguys view: Gibson has decent talent, but he's struggled to stay healthy as a pro. We'll know more about this injury in the near future. At this time, it doesn't seem like a serious matter. If healthy, Gibson is set to be the third WR behind Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline.|
Brandon Gibson player page
Saints | Robert Meachem not practicing Sun Jul 27, 09:36 AM
New Orleans Saints WR Robert Meachem (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Sunday, July 27.
|Footballguys view: Meachem is a seasoned veteran who can get down the field in a hurry. He's battled plenty of injuries during his pro career, and he may see a few scheduled "days off" during his time in camp. This is not uncommon for certain veterans around the league.|
Robert Meachem player page
Chiefs | Travis Kelce not practicing Sun Jul 27, 09:31 AM
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Sunday, July 27.
|Footballguys view: Kelce has a ton of talent, but he needs to stay healthy in order to play up to his potential. We'll see if this is just something minor. If healthy, Kelce could have value for your fantasy squad as a waiver wire player to watch.|
Travis Kelce player page
Saints | Kenny Stills sits Sun Jul 27, 09:25 AM
New Orleans Saints WR Kenny Stills (quadriceps) is not practicing Sudnay, July 27.
|Footballguys view: Stills is a talented second-year pro who could emerge with the Saints this year. The team added Brandin Cooks in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft, and the rookie will compete with Stills to be the starter opposite Marques Colston this year.|
Kenny Stills player page
Chiefs | Joe Mays not practicing Sun Jul 27, 09:20 AM
Kansas City Chiefs LB Joe Mays (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Sunday, July 27.Link to story
Joe Mays player page
Redskins | Evan Royster not practicing Sun Jul 27, 09:15 AM
Washington Redskins RB Evan Royster (hamstring) is not participating in practice Sunday, July 27.
|Footballguys view: Royster needs to stay healthy if he wants to make the roster. The team is looking for quality backups behind starter Alfred Morris this season. Roy Helu, Chris Thompson and Lache Seastrunk are all battling for position with Royster on the depth chart.|
Evan Royster player page
Patriots | Waive Greg Orton Sun Jul 27, 09:09 AM
The New England Patriots waived WR Greg Orton (Achilles') Sunday, July 27.
|Footballguys view: Bad news for a player who has worked hard to stick around in the NFL. Orton will likely be placed on Injured Reserve when he clears waivers.|
Greg Orton player page
Colts Re-sign Davin Meggett Sun Jul 27, 08:59 AM
The Indianapolis Colts re-signed RB Davin Meggett (Redskins) Sunday, July 27. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Meggett is the son of former Giants RB David Meggett. He's got good straight-line speed, and he's a more powerful runner than his dad was. Meggett is rigid when running the football, and he's not as elusive as he needs to be in order to make an impact in the NFL. He's a camp body who will have to fight hard to make the final roster.|
Davin Meggett player page
Jaguars | Two players leave with injuries Sun Jul 27, 01:05 AM
Jacksonville Jaguars TE D.J. Tialavea (quadriceps) and LB J.T. Thomas (hamstring) left practice early Saturday, July 26, because of injuries. Thomas was carted off the field after suffering his injury.Link to story
James Thomas player page
Colts | Trent Richardson sits again Sun Jul 27, 01:02 AM
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Saturday, July 26, because of a soft tissue issue, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.
|Footballguys view: Richardson isn't doing anything to win the team's confidence here. They want him to be the top player at the running back position, but he's got to stay healthy and prove himself this year. Pagano said the team is being careful with Richardson and want him to be 100 percent before he returns to the field.|
Trent Richardson player page
NFL | Darius Johnson arrested in May Sun Jul 27, 12:56 AM
Free-agent WR Darius Johnson (Falcons) was arrested in May by the Atlanta Police Department for driving under the influence, expired or no driver's license on person, failure to have license on person and failure to obey signs or control devices.Link to story
Darius Johnson player page
Bears | Willie Young leaves practice Sun Jul 27, 12:24 AM
Chicago Bears DE Willie Young (quadriceps) left practice early Saturday, July 26, because of a sore quadriceps, according to head coach Marc Trestman.Link to story
Willie Young player page
Bears | Tim Jennings day-to-day Sun Jul 27, 12:24 AM
Chicago Bears CB Tim Jennings (quadriceps) is considered day-to-day because of a quadriceps injury. Jennings said he does not expect to miss a lot of time.Link to story
Tim Jennings player page
Titans | Taylor Lewan sees time at two positions Sun Jul 27, 12:20 AM
Tennessee Titans OT Taylor Lewan received snaps at right tackle and left guard during practice Saturday, July 26.Link to story
Texans | Lawrence Sidbury signed Sun Jul 27, 12:11 AM
Updating a previous report, the Houston Texans have signed free-agent LB Lawrence Sidbury (Colts). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Link to story
Lawrence Sidbury Jr player page
Texans | Will sign Quentin Groves Sun Jul 27, 12:09 AM
The Houston Texans will sign free-agent LB Quentin Groves (Browns).Link to story
Quentin Groves player page
Texans | Andre Johnson to be moved around Sat Jul 26, 11:53 PM
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson said he will be moved around to different spots in head coach Bill O'Brien's offensive system.
|Footballguys view: The Texans need to be creative with the way they use Johnson this year. He was upset with their offensive direction this offseason, but he's not going anywhere. Johnson is going off the board at WR15 (4.03) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
Andre Johnson player page
Browns | Brian Hoyer to wear brace Sat Jul 26, 11:51 PM
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) said he will wear a brace on his surgically repaired knee during the entire season. He said he does not believe it will affect his play much.
|Footballguys view: No surprise here. Hoyer worked well as the team's starter last year, but he missed most of the season with a knee injury. Wearing a brace to protect his knee is just the best move for Hoyer and the team.|
Brian Hoyer player page
Browns | Brian Hoyer only one to work with starters Sat Jul 26, 11:50 PM
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer received all of the snaps with the first-team offense during practice Saturday, July 26.
|Footballguys view: Hoyer is competing with rookie Johnny Manziel to be the team's starter this year. He has to be considered the frontrunner, and we think he'll win the starting job to begin the season. If he falters, then Manziel could replace him at some point during the year.|
Brian Hoyer player page
Steelers | David Snow injured Sat Jul 26, 11:37 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers C David Snow (ankle, foot) suffered an ankle or foot injury during practice Saturday, July 26, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. The severity of the injury is not known at this point.Link to story
Steelers | Three DEs see time with starters Sat Jul 26, 11:37 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers DEs Cam Thomas, Brian Arnfelt and Stephon Tuitt all received snaps at left defensive end with the first-team defense during practice Saturday, July 26.Link to story
Cam Thomas player page
Brian Arnfelt player page
Stephon Tuitt player page
Ravens | Bernard Pierce ill Sat Jul 26, 11:20 PM
Updating previous reports, Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (illness) left practice Saturday, July 26, because of an illness.
|Footballguys view: Not a big deal here. Pierce is likely to start when Ray Rice is suspended for the first two games of the season.|
Bernard Pierce player page