Fantasy Football News & Views
Redskins | Robert Griffin III increases load (Wed Oct 22, 10:38 AM) [jump to this story]
Bills | Anthony Dixon likely the guy (Wed Oct 22, 10:26 AM) [jump to this story]
Browns | Johnny Manziel could play in Week 8 (Tue Oct 21, 02:05 PM) [jump to this story]
Lions | Calvin Johnson going to London (Mon Oct 20, 01:17 PM) [jump to this story]
Redskins | Robert Griffin to be tested Wednesday (Mon Oct 20, 12:39 PM) [jump to this story]
Bears | Jay Cutler turning ball over frequently (Mon Oct 20, 12:10 PM) [jump to this story]
Jets | Acquire Percy Harvin (Fri Oct 17, 05:43 PM) [jump to this story]
Broncos | Shaquil Barrett re-signed Wed Oct 22, 10:35 AM
The Denver Broncos re-signed LB Shaquil Barrett to the practice squad Wednesday, Oct. 22.Link to story
Bills | Anthony Dixon likely the guy Wed Oct 22, 10:26 AM
The Buffalo Bills love RB Anthony Dixon, and he's likely to lead the way at running back over RB Bryce Brown.
|Footballguys view: Fantasy owners need to realize this Bills RB situation will be split between two backs. Dixon is a power back with determination in the middle of the line. Brown is a more explosive player, but he lacks discipline as a runner and tries to bounce too many runs outside.|
Anthony Dixon player page
Bryce Brown player page
Browns | Two re-signed Wed Oct 22, 10:11 AM
The Cleveland Browns re-signed DT Jacobbi McDaniel and WR L'Damian Washington to the practice squad Wednesday, Oct. 22.Link to story
Lions | Four sit out Wed Oct 22, 10:04 AM
Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (toe), TE Joseph Fauria (ankle), OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) and TE Brandon Pettigrew (undisclosed) are out of practice Wednesday, Oct. 22.
|Footballguys view: The Lions TE situation is one to watch here...especially if Calvin Johnson can't play against the Falcons. It doesn't help that Eric Ebron also missed practice on Wednesday as well.|
Brandon Pettigrew player page
Ezekiel Ansah player page
Joseph Fauria player page
Lions | Eric Ebron out of practice Wed Oct 22, 10:04 AM
Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) is out of practice Wednesday, Oct. 22.
|Footballguys view: We'll see if Ebron can practice and get ready before the team's game against the Falcons in London this week. He could have a larger role if the Lions are without Calvin Johnson again.|
Eric Ebron player page
Lions | Theo Riddick practicing Wed Oct 22, 10:03 AM
Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, Oct. 22.
|Footballguys view: Riddick has looked explosive when he's been given the rock this year. We'll see if he can continue to get a few touches here and there behind Joique Bell and Reggie Bush.|
Theo Riddick player page
Lions | Calvin Johnson sitting out Wed Oct 22, 10:03 AM
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) is out of practice Wednesday, Oct. 22.
|Footballguys view: Lions head coach Jim Caldwell stated earlier this week that Johnson would need to be 100 percent healthy in order to play against the Falcons. The Lions have a bye next week, so they might be better off shutting down Johnson for one more week.|
Calvin Johnson player page
Giants | Jon Beason considering surgery Wed Oct 22, 09:35 AM
New York Giants LB Jon Beason (toe) said it was 50-50 whether he returns this year and will have to get clearance from a foot specialist to make sure surgery isn't the best long-term option. Surgery would end his season.Link to story
Jon Beason player page
Falcons | Harry Douglas not practicing Wed Oct 22, 08:43 AM
Atlanta Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot) will not practice Wednesday, Oct. 22. Douglas traveled to London with the team and hopes to play in Week 8.
|Footballguys view: We're not trusting anyone in the Falcons passing game not named Julio Jones or Roddy White. Douglas may play, but fantasy owners don't need to pay much attention to it.|
Harry Douglas player page
Seahawks | Look at Paris Lenon Wed Oct 22, 03:23 AM
The Seattle Seahawks auditioned free-agent LB Paris Lenon (Broncos) on Tuesday, Oct. 21.Link to story
Paris Lenon player page
Panthers | Bruce Campbell works out Wed Oct 22, 03:13 AM
Free-agent OT Bruce Campbell (Panthers) worked out for the Carolina Panthers on Tuesday, Oct. 21. He had been previously released by the club.Link to story
Giants | Looking at free agents Wed Oct 22, 02:49 AM
In their bye week, the New York Giants are working out several free agents. In addition to QB Terrelle Pryor, who was previously mentioned, other free agents include TE Tony Moeaki (Chiefs), RB Felix Jones (Steelers), RB Alex Green (Jets), WR Jonathan Baldwin (Chiefs), RB Dion Lewis (Browns), TE Ted Bolser (Redskins), PK Travis Coons (Titans), OL Jack Cornell (Raiders), P Jake Dombrowski (Harvard), PK Nate Freese (Lions), P Robert Malone (Redskins), G Antoine McClain (Saints), TE T.J. Williams (Packers) and LS Tyler Ott (Patriots).Link to story
T.J. Williams player page
Felix Jones player page
Tony Moeaki player page
Jon Baldwin player page
Dion Lewis player page
Alex Green player page
Terrelle Pryor player page
Jets | Four brought in for workouts Wed Oct 22, 02:35 AM
The New York Jets invited four players to work out recently, including free-agent FB Tony Fiammetta (Bears), DB Chris Prosinski (Jaguars), CB Johnny Adams (Raiders) and CB Marcus Cromartie (Chargers). ESPN reporter Adam Caplan initially reported the workouts of Fiammetta and Prosinski.Link to story
Tony Fiammetta player page
Chris Prosinski player page
Dolphins | Several players brought in to work out Wed Oct 22, 02:28 AM
The Miami Dolphins brought in five players for workouts recently, including free-agent DB Tommie Campbell (Titans), DB T.J. Heath (Browns), DB Curtis Marsh (Eagles), WR Derek Moye (Steelers) and CB DeMarcus Van Dyke (Chiefs).Link to story
Demarcus VanDyke player page
Curtis Marsh player page
Tommie Campbell player page
Bills | Two players work out Wed Oct 22, 02:23 AM
The Buffalo Bills recently worked out free-agent WR Eric Thomas (Troy) and P Michael Palardy (Raiders).Link to story
Vikings | Jerick McKinnon shows big-play ability Tue Oct 21, 11:48 PM
Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon has rushed for at least five yards on 22 of his 60 carries this season, amassing 245 yards on those 22 attempts.
|Footballguys view: McKinnon is a RB2 with upside this week for fantasy owners. He's explosive and can eat up chunks of yards quickly every time he touches the ball.|
Lions | Golden Tate making consistent impact Tue Oct 21, 11:28 PM
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate is one of just two receivers to have at least five receptions in each of the first seven games of the season.
|Footballguys view: Tate has been amazing for the Lions this year. He was certainly one of the most underrated free agent additions this offseason. Tate has especially shined with the team missing Calvin Johnson in the lineup.|
Golden Tate player page
Colts | Dwayne Allen becoming a red zone threat Tue Oct 21, 10:18 PM
Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen said he was not expecting to be as involved in the red zone as he has been this season. He has five touchdowns in seven games, and three of those scores have come on plays in the red zone.
|Footballguys view: Allen's prime directive is to score touchdowns and help your fantasy team. We're happy the Colts offense is flowing through Andrew Luck, and fantasy owners are ecstatic about this passing game as well.|
Dwayne Allen player page
Cardinals | Carson Palmer close to 100% Tue Oct 21, 09:59 PM
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) threw at team headquarters Tuesday, Oct. 21, and is 'real close' to 100% percent, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
|Footballguys view: That's good news for the Cardinals. The team just operates better when Palmer is under center. Guys like Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd are better fantasy plays when Palmer is starting.|
Carson Palmer player page
Cardinals | Troy Niklas doubtful for Week 8 Tue Oct 21, 09:24 PM
Arizona Cardinals TE Troy Niklas (ankle) is unlikely to play in Week 8, head coach Bruce Arians said Tuesday, Oct. 21.Link to story
Troy Niklas player page
Cardinals | Calais Campbell could return soon Tue Oct 21, 09:21 PM
Arizona Cardinals DE Calais Campbell (knee) could return for the team's Week 8 game against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to head coach Bruce Arians.Link to story
Calais Campbell player page
Broncos | Week 11 Return for Montee Ball? Tue Oct 21, 08:45 PM
In a recent interview on ESPN Denver radio, Mike Klis of the Denver Post speculated that Montee Ball might be able to return by the Week 11 game against the St. Louis Rams. At this time, it seems like Ball is still a couple of weeks away from returning from the groin injury he suffered in the Week 5 game against the Cardinals.
|Footballguys view: Ball might return to a much different role. Ronnie Hillman has been productive as the team's starter over the last two weeks. If Hillman continues to produce (and hang onto the rock), we could see Ball as a backup. Right now, Juwan Thompson serves as the primary backup behind Hillman.|
Julius Thomas player page
Montee Ball player page
Ronnie Hillman player page
C.J. Anderson player page
Seahawks | Paul Richardson earns targets Tue Oct 21, 08:22 PM
Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson caught four passes on five targets for 33 yards in Week 7. Richardson was targeted just once in the team's first five games.
|Footballguys view: Richardson is an exciting rookie for fantasy owners to keep tabs on. He has a skill set reminiscent of DeSean Jackson because his speed can get on top of the defense in the blink of an eye. We'll see if he can continue to earn a larger role going forward.|
Paul Richardson player page
Patriots | Chandler Jones out a while Tue Oct 21, 07:21 PM
New England Patriots DE Chandler Jones (hip) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 21 with a hip injury, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Bad news for the Patriots pass rush here. They rank 10th in the NFL with 18 sacks generated so far this year, but Jones has been putting up the best sack totals of anyone on the team. Jones is expected to miss a month or so.|
Chandler Jones player page
Colts | Make several roster moves Tue Oct 21, 06:37 PM
The Indianapolis Colts signed free-agents RB Jeff Demps (Buccaneers) and Konrad Reuland (Jets) to their practice squad and released QB Dominique Davis and WR Chandler X. Jones from the practice squad Tuesday, Oct. 21.Link to story
Konrad Reuland player page
Dominique Davis player page
Jeff Demps player page
Buccaneers | Shayne Skov released Tue Oct 21, 06:27 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Shayne Skov was released Tuesday, Oct. 21.
Saints | Alex Parsons released Tue Oct 21, 06:25 PM
New Orleans Saints OG Alex Parsons was released Tuesday, Oct. 21.
Dolphins | Emmanuel Dieke released Tue Oct 21, 06:24 PM
Miami Dolphins DE Emmanuel Dieke was released Tuesday, Oct. 21.
Chiefs | Jerel Worthy released Tue Oct 21, 06:23 PM
Kansas City Chiefs DT Jerel Worthy was released Tuesday, Oct. 21.
|Footballguys view: It wasn't that long ago (2012) that Worthy was a second-round pick by the Green Bay Packers. He was traded to the Patriots earlier this year, but they released him in August. The Chiefs picked him up at the beginning of September.|
Colts | Two released Tue Oct 21, 06:22 PM
Indianapolis Colts QB Dominique Davis and WR Chandler X. Jones were released Tuesday, Oct. 21.Dominique Davis player page
Buccaneers | Two signed Tue Oct 21, 06:20 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed free-agent LB Mister Alexander (Texans) and RB Marcus Thigpen (Dolphins) to their practice squad Tuesday, Oct. 21.Marcus Thigpen player page
Mister Alexander player page
Seahawks | L.J. Fort signs Tue Oct 21, 06:19 PM
The Seattle Seahawks signed free-agent LB L.J. Fort (Broncos) to their practice squad Tuesday, Oct. 21.L.J. Fort player page
Saints | DeMarcus Love signs Tue Oct 21, 06:17 PM
The New Orleans Saints signed free-agent OT DeMarcus Love (Giants) to their practice squad Tuesday, Oct. 21.
Chiefs | Jarrod Pughsley signs Tue Oct 21, 06:15 PM
The Kansas City Chiefs signed free-agent OT Jarrod Pughsley (Cowboys) to their practice squad Tuesday, Oct. 21.
Cowboys | Ken Bishop re-signs Tue Oct 21, 06:13 PM
The Dallas Cowboys re-signed DT Ken Bishop to their practice squad Tuesday, Oct. 21.
Browns | L'Damian Washington signs Tue Oct 21, 06:12 PM
The Cleveland Browns signed free-agent WR L'Damian Washington (Giants) to their practice squad Tuesday, Oct. 21.
Panthers | Two signed Tue Oct 21, 06:10 PM
The Carolina Panthers signed free-agent SS Robert Lester (Panthers) and OT Martin Wallace (Browns) to their practice squad Tuesday, Oct. 21.
Redskins | Everette Brown re-signs Tue Oct 21, 06:08 PM
The Washington Redskins re-signed LB Everette Brown to their active roster Tuesday, Oct. 21.
|Footballguys view: Washington needs all the help they can get on the defensive side of the ball with Brian Orakpo lost for the year.|
Cowboys | Amobi Okoye expected to practice soon Tue Oct 21, 06:05 PM
Dallas Cowboys DT Amobi Okoye (illness) is expected to practice Thursday, Oct. 23. Okoye is currently on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list.Link to story
Amobi Okoye player page
Buccaneers | T.J. Fatinikun promoted Tue Oct 21, 06:05 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB T.J. Fatinikun was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster Tuesday, Oct. 21.
Rams | Marshall McFadden promoted Tue Oct 21, 06:04 PM
St. Louis Rams LB Marshall McFadden was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster Tuesday, Oct. 21.Marshall McFadden player page
Saints | Eric Olsen promoted Tue Oct 21, 06:03 PM
New Orleans Saints C Eric Olsen was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster Tuesday, Oct. 21.
Browns | Gerell Robinson re-signs Tue Oct 21, 06:02 PM
The Cleveland Browns re-signed TE Gerell Robinson to their active roster Tuesday, Oct. 21.Gerell Robinson player page
NFL | Six become free agents Tue Oct 21, 06:00 PM
Cleveland Browns RB Ray Agnew III and DT Jacobbi McDaniel, Denver Broncos LB Shaquil Barrett, Detroit Lions DB Jerome Couplin III, New Orleans Saints LB Todd Davis and St. Louis Rams WR Austin Pettis cleared waivers and became free agents Tuesday, Oct. 21.Austin Pettis player page
Seahawks | Brett Brackett claimed Tue Oct 21, 05:58 PM
The Seattle Seahawks claimed TE Brett Brackett off waivers from the Tennessee Titans Tuesday, Oct. 21.Brett Brackett player page
Buccaneers | Two waived Tue Oct 21, 05:56 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Solomon Patton and DE Scott Solomon were placed on no-recall waivers Tuesday, Oct. 21.
Seahawks | Rashaun Allen waived Tue Oct 21, 05:55 PM
Seattle Seahawks TE Rashaun Allen was placed on no-recall waivers Tuesday, Oct. 21.
Browns | Jonathan Krause waived Tue Oct 21, 05:53 PM
Cleveland Browns WR Jonathan Krause (undisclosed) was placed on no-recall waivers from the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Oct. 21.
Broncos | Brandon McManus not practicing Tue Oct 21, 05:34 PM
Denver Broncos PK Brandon McManus (groin) missed his second straight day of practice Tuesday, Oct. 21.Link to story
Broncos | Montee Ball out again Tuesday Tue Oct 21, 05:31 PM
Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball (groin) was not at practice for the second straight day Tuesday, Oct. 21.
|Footballguys view: There are some close to the team speculating the Broncos could be targeting a Week 11 return for Ball. That week, the Broncos travel to St. Louis to play the Rams. In the meantime, Ronnie Hillman is the lead back for Denver. We can recommend him as a high upside RB2 the way things have been going over the last two weeks.|
Montee Ball player page