Fantasy Football News & Views
NFL | Christian McCaffrey declaring for NFL Draft (Tue Dec 6, 05:14 PM) [jump to this story]
Redskins | Rob Kelley to be more involved (Tue Dec 6, 10:29 AM) [jump to this story]
Bills | Tyrod Taylor not guaranteed job (Tue Dec 6, 10:15 AM) [jump to this story]
Bears | Jay Cutler heads to IR Mon Dec 5, 06:25 PM
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (shoulder) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Dec. 5.
|Footballguys view: We've likely seen the last of Cutler playing for the Bears. Lord only knows where he's going to be playing in 2017. Without Cutler, Matt Barkley will start for the remainder of the season.|
Jay Cutler player page
Bills | Robert Woods making progress Mon Dec 5, 06:12 PM
Buffalo Bills WR Robert Woods (knee) is doing well but his status for Week 14 will be determined by how he feels during the week, according to head coach Rex Ryan.
|Footballguys view: Woods sprained his knee in Week 11 against the Bengals, and he's been trying to get healthy ever since. Fantasy owners shouldn't be looking to the Bills WR corps for any help outside of Sammy Watkins.|
Robert Woods player page
Bills | Lerentee McCray in concussion protocol Mon Dec 5, 06:10 PM
Buffalo Bills LB Lerentee McCray (concussion) is going through the concussion protocol after he experienced some symptoms Monday, Dec. 5.Link to story
Cardinals | John Brown's snaps will be limited Mon Dec 5, 06:09 PM
Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) will have his snaps limited to about 20 per game until the Cardinals can maintain Brown's sickle cell trait.
|Footballguys view: Fantasy owners should have already moved on. The Cardinals haven't yet figured out how to manage this problem, and Brown's production has suffered because of it.|
John Brown player page
Bills | Ronald Darby out of protocol Mon Dec 5, 06:09 PM
Buffalo Bills CB Ronald Darby (concussion) is out of the concussion protocol, according to head coach Rex Ryan.Link to story
Ronald Darby player page
Bills | Percy Harvin placed on NFI Mon Dec 5, 05:53 PM
Buffalo Bills WR Percy Harvin (illness) was placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Illness list Monday, Dec. 5.
|Footballguys view: Harvin's pro career is likely done. Talked out of retirement earlier this year, Harvin began experience severe migraine headaches after appearing in just two games. In eight seasons, Harvin caught 382 passes for 4,376 receiving yards and 23 touchdowns.|
Percy Harvin player page
Broncos | Kapri Bibbs placed on IR Mon Dec 5, 05:35 PM
Denver Broncos RB Kapri Bibbs (ankle) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Dec. 5.
|Footballguys view: Bibbs suffered what is believed to be a high-ankle sprain. Going on IR means his season is done.|
Broncos | Two Broncos unlikely to play Mon Dec 5, 05:04 PM
Denver Broncos LB Brandon M. Marshall (hamstring) and RB Kapri Bibbs (ankle) are not expected to play in Week 14.
|Footballguys view: Without Marshall in the lineup, we'll see more from reserve LB Corey Nelson. The Broncos have replaced Bibbs with Justin Forsett. Bibbs has a high-ankle sprain and has been put on season-ending IR.|
Brandon Marshall player page
Raiders | Aldon Smith to meet with commissioner? Mon Dec 5, 04:53 PM
Oakland Raiders LB Aldon Smith is scheduling a meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell in an effort to make a case for his reinstatement.
|Footballguys view: Smith is eligible to be reinstated by the league, and his return to the Raiders would be a tremendous boost for that defense with the playoffs approaching. Smith is trying to come back from an indefinite ban for multiple arrests/violations of the league's substance-abuse policy.|
Aldon Smith player page
Dolphins | Jason Jones back with Miami Mon Dec 5, 04:37 PM
Miami Dolphins DE Jason Jones has served his two-game suspension and has return to the Dolphins. Jones was suspended for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.Link to story
Jason Jones player page
Dolphins | Xavien Howard's status uncertain Mon Dec 5, 04:31 PM
Miami Dolphins CB Xavien Howard (knee) may not be cleared in time to play in Week 14, according to head coach Adam Gase.Link to story
Xavien Howard player page
Dolphins | Mike Pouncey could return this season Mon Dec 5, 04:27 PM
Miami Dolphins C Mike Pouncey's (hip) status for returning this season is uncertain, but head coach Adam Gase remains hopeful that the star center will be able to return at some point.Link to story
Broncos | Denver claims Justin Forsett Mon Dec 5, 04:13 PM
Free-agent RB Justin Forsett (Lions) was claimed by the Denver Broncos Monday, Dec. 5.
|Footballguys view: Forsett has had an odd year to say the least. He was cut by the Ravens after camp, but the team brought him back. They later cut Forsett and the Lions picked him up. The Lions just cut him last week, so the Broncos have now picked him up. Forsett had a career-best 1,266 yards rushing under Gary Kubiak when the Broncos head coach was the OC of the Ravens in 2014. Watch to see if Forsett can outperform a disappointed Devontae Booker in the Broncos backfield.|
Justin Forsett player page
Redskins | Trent Williams back from suspension Mon Dec 5, 04:05 PM
Washington Redskins OT Trent Williams has served his four-game suspension and will return as the starting left tackle, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Williams was suspended for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.Link to story
Redskins | Two Redskins in protocol Mon Dec 5, 03:56 PM
Washington Redskins OG Spencer Long (concussion) and S Will Blackmon (concussion) are in the concussion protocol, according to head coach Jay Gruden.Link to story
William Blackmon player page
Broncos | Trevor Siemian sheds walking boot Mon Dec 5, 03:45 PM
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (foot) is longer wearing his walking boot, according to head coach Gary Kubiak.
|Footballguys view: It's a sign that Siemian is on the right track. Kubiak is hopeful Siemian will be able to play in Week 14. The Broncos travel to play against the Titans on Sunday.|
Trevor Siemian player page
Falcons | Jake Matthews has knee sprain Mon Dec 5, 03:31 PM
Atlanta Falcons OT Jake Matthews (knee) suffered a sprained knee in Week 13, but he could still practice Thursday, Dec. 8.
|Footballguys view: The team is hopeful he can practice on Thursday, but it's Friday's practice which will determine his status. If Matthews can't play in Week 14, then Tom Compton will fill in.|
Falcons | Mohamed Sanu has groin injury Mon Dec 5, 03:27 PM
Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (groin) suffered a groin injury in Week 13, but he could still practice Thursday, Dec. 8.
|Footballguys view: He was injured late in the game against the Chiefs. The Falcons will be cautious with Sanu as he deals with this injury...especially with Julio Jones battling a turf toe.|
Mohamed Sanu player page
Falcons | Julio Jones has turf toe Mon Dec 5, 03:21 PM
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) is dealing with turf toe, according to head coach Dan Quinn. The injury is not believed to be long-term.
|Footballguys view: Turf toe is an extremely painful injury to deal with...or try to play through. We should see Jones limited in practice all this week. At this time, Quinn expects Jones to play in Week 14 but it's too soon to know for sure.|
Julio Jones player page
NFL | Leonard Fournette given high praise Mon Dec 5, 03:07 PM
LSU RB Leonard Fournette has officially declared for the NFL Draft Monday, Dec. 5. Two anonymous high-level evaluators told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport that Fournette is better than Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley. Fournette is considered by many pundits to be a top-five draft pick next year.
|Footballguys view: Fournette is one of our favorite RBs in college. He's a big, swift and physical running back who gets stronger as the game goes on. Fournette's size, speed, and power combination reminds some in the scouting community of Vikings RB Adrian Peterson.|
Dolphins | Surgery for Kiko Alonso Mon Dec 5, 02:50 PM
Miami Dolphins LB Kiko Alonso (thumb) underwent surgery to repair his broken right thumb Monday, Dec. 5. Alonso could still play in Week 14, though, according to head coach Adam Gase.
|Footballguys view: Mike Hull is next man up if Alonso misses time. We'll know more about his status during the week of practice, but expect Alonso to be limited this week.|
Kiko Alonso player page
Chiefs | Jeremy Maclin uncertain for Thursday Mon Dec 5, 02:00 PM
Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin (groin) continues to make improvement from his groin injury, but head coach Andy Reid suggested he didn't know if Maclin would be able to play Thursday, Dec. 8, in a Week 14 game against the Oakland Raiders.
|Footballguys view: The Chiefs would get a boost to the offense with Maclin back in the lineup. At this time, Maclin is trending in the right direction. We'll know more about his availability on Wednesday. This is a huge, must-see game on Thursday in the league's toughest division.|
Jeremy Maclin player page
Buccaneers | Cecil Shorts suffers major knee injuries Mon Dec 5, 01:47 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Cecil Shorts (knee) tore his right ACL, MCL, PCL and dislocated his right knee in a Week 13 win over the San Diego Chargers.
|Footballguys view: This injury could end his career. Shorts has been productive at times during his pro career, but he could not shake the injury bug. During six years in the NFL, Shorts has 229 catches, 2,979 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns.|
Cecil Shorts player page
Panthers | Too much too soon for Kelvin Benjamin? Mon Dec 5, 01:22 PM
Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin has scored only once since Week 4 and failed to catch more than three passes in any of his last three games. When asked about the team's top receiver Monday, Dec. 5, head coach Ron Rivera said, 'Maybe we did get him out there too soon, too much (after last year's torn ACL).'
|Footballguys view: The season hasn't gone the way the Panthers wanted, but it will be nice to see Benjamin jump-started late in the year if at all possible. The Panthers are evaluating for next season, and Benjamin can be a big part of the offense if at full strength.|
Kelvin Benjamin player page
Eagles | Ryan Mathews expected back soon Mon Dec 5, 01:08 PM
Philadelphia Eagles RB Ryan Mathews (knee) should return to practice Wednesday, Dec. 7, according to head coach Doug Pederson.
|Footballguys view: The Eagles aren't running the ball well without Mathews on the field. We'll see if he can practice this week and work as the team's lead back against Washington.|
Ryan Mathews player page
Eagles | DGB diagnosed with oblique contusion Mon Dec 5, 01:00 PM
Philadelphia Eagles WR Dorial Green-Beckham (oblique) suffered an oblique contusion in a Week 13 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. He is not expected to practice Wednesday, Dec. 7, but should be back in time to play versus the Washington Redskins in Week 14.
|Footballguys view: Without Jordan Matthews, there was an opportunity for Green-Beckham to do more. The injury held back his numbers against the Bengals, but it sounds like he'll be able to play against Washington.|
Dorial Green-Beckham player page
Eagles | Jordan Matthews expected back soon Mon Dec 5, 12:52 PM
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews (ankle) should return to practice Wednesday, Dec. 7, according to head coach Doug Pederson.
|Footballguys view: Matthews missed the game against the Bengals in Week 13 because of this ankle problem. The week of rest should help him as the team prepares to take on Washington in Week 14. We'll see if Matthews can at least be limited on Wednesday.|
Jordan Matthews player page
Saints | Josh Hill done for the season Mon Dec 5, 12:38 PM
New Orleans Saints TE Josh Hill (leg) was diagnosed with a broken fibula following a Week 13 loss to the Detroit Lions and will miss the remainder the season.
|Footballguys view: Hill was on his way to career-best numbers this year as his role continued to grow for the Saints. He finishes this year with 15 catches for 149 yards and one touchdown. The Saints will continue with Coby Fleener as their lead tight end, but now without Hill taking away any snaps.|
Josh Hill player page
Broncos | Trevor Siemian feeling better Mon Dec 5, 12:24 PM
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (foot) is 'ahead of last week' in regards to his sprained left foot and will be reevaluated Monday, Dec. 5, but there is hope he'll be able to return in Week 14 against the Tennessee Titans.
|Footballguys view: Siemian was out against the Jaguars due to this foot injury. The team will monitor him during the week of practice, but barring any setbacks we should see him against the Titans on Sunday.|
Trevor Siemian player page
Dolphins | Mike Pouncey unsure he'll return in 2016 Mon Dec 5, 12:17 PM
Miami Dolphins C Mike Pouncey (hip) has been sidelined the last three weeks with a recurring hip injury and said Sunday, Dec. 4, he doesn't know if he'll play in any of the remaining four games of the season.
|Footballguys view: The Dolphins did get LT Branden Albert and LG Laremy Tunsil back against the Ravens on Sunday, but it sounds like Pouncey may not be able to return.|
Browns | 'All signs point' to RG3 starting Mon Dec 5, 12:02 PM
Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) is likely to get at least one more chance to prove he can be the team's quarterback of the future and 'all signs point' to it happening over the final month of the season, according to ESPN's Pat McManamon.
|Footballguys view: Never say never, and Griffin looks to be on track to play again for the Browns. This could be a four-game audition for Griffin as the Browns are just looking to the future. If he impresses, there's a chance he could stick around in 2017. He has a cap hit of $9.25 million next year with only $1.75 million in dead money.|
Robert Griffin III player page
Giants | Victor Cruz sees sporadic play Mon Dec 5, 11:20 AM
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz played 26 snaps (43 percent of the offense) Sunday, Dec. 5.
|Footballguys view: Cruz didn't get a single target against the Steelers on Sunday. He's not a fantasy factor, and even in deep leagues we'd advise against rostering him.|
Victor Cruz player page
Patriots | Danny Amendola to miss time Mon Dec 5, 11:19 AM
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (ankle) suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 13, and the team's plan is to have him ready for the playoffs.
|Footballguys view: That means Amendola could be shut down for the rest of the regular season. A high-ankle sprain can linger if not given enough time to heal. With Chris Hogan back in action, the Pats offense won't miss a beat without Amendola.|
Danny Amendola player page
Vikings | Cedric Thompson returns to Vikings Mon Dec 5, 10:43 AM
Free-agent SS Cedric Thompson (Vikings) was re-signed to the Minnesota Vikings' practice squad Monday, Dec. 5.Link to story
Cedric Thompson player page
Vikings | Mike Zimmer back in action Mon Dec 5, 10:27 AM
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has returned to coaching duties Monday, Dec. 5, and is expected to travel with the team to Jacksonville in Week 14.
|Footballguys view: Good news for the Vikings here. Zimmer underwent emergency surgery to repair a detached retina last week, and he missed the Week 13 Thursday night game against the Cowboys.|
Bears | Marquess Wilson injured Mon Dec 5, 09:14 AM
Chicago Bears WR Marquess Wilson (groin) left the game Sunday, Dec. 5, in the first quarter with a strained groin.
|Footballguys view: With Wilson out of the lineup, Josh Bellamy got a larger opportunity. If Wilson continues to miss time, then Bellamy could start opposite Cameron Meredith. Bellamy had four catches for 93 yards against the 49ers on Sunday.|
Marquess Wilson player page
Seahawks | Thomas Rawls comes through big Mon Dec 5, 08:20 AM
Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls had 15 rushes for 106 yards and two touchdowns Sunday, Dec. 5, against the Carolina Panthers.Link to story
Thomas Rawls player page
Buccaneers | Cecil Shorts carted off Mon Dec 5, 08:20 AM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Cecil Shorts (knee) was carted off the field Sunday, Dec. 5, with what appeared to be a serious knee injury.Link to story
Cecil Shorts player page
Buccaneers | Cameron Brate leads the way Mon Dec 5, 08:17 AM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate had a game-high six catches for 86 yards and a touchdown in Week 13 Sunday, Dec. 5.Link to story
Cameron Brate player page
Buccaneers | Doug Martin OK Mon Dec 5, 08:16 AM
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (undisclosed) came out of the game OK, Sunday, Dec. 5, according to head coach Dirk Koetter.Link to story
Doug Martin player page
Redskins | Kirk Cousins mixed in loss Mon Dec 5, 02:58 AM
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins was 21-for-37 for 271 yards, one touchdown and one interception in a 31-23 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.Link to story
Kirk Cousins player page
Steelers | Antonio Brown posts 54 yards, TD Mon Dec 5, 02:02 AM
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown racked up six receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown in the Week 13 game against the New York Giants. He was targeted seven times.Link to story
Antonio Brown player page
Steelers | Le'Veon Bell totals 182 yards Mon Dec 5, 02:02 AM
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell rushed 29 times for 118 yards in the Week 13 game against the New York Giants, and he added six catches for 64 yards on seven targets. He has three straight 100-yard rushing performances for the first time in his career.Link to story
LeVeon Bell player page
Steelers | Ladarius Green shines in win Mon Dec 5, 02:01 AM
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green posted six receptions for 110 yards and a touchdown in the Week 13 game against the New York Giants. 'I'm not close to where I thought I would be, but I'm getting closer,' Green said Sunday, Dec. 4. 'I'm building a little more confidence every game.'Link to story
Ladarius Green player page
Steelers | Shamarko Thomas in the protocol Mon Dec 5, 02:01 AM
Pittsburgh Steelers S Shamarko Thomas (concussion) suffered a concussion in the first half of the Week 13 game against the New York Giants.Link to story
Shamarko Thomas player page
Steelers | Javon Hargrave suffers concussion Mon Dec 5, 02:00 AM
Pittsburgh Steelers NT Javon Hargrave (concussion) suffered a concussion in the Week 13 game against the New York Giants.Link to story
Javon Hargrave player page
Giants | Rashad Jennings into the end zone Mon Dec 5, 02:00 AM
New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings rushed six times for just 19 yards in the Week 13 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He added six catches for 34 yards and a touchdown.Link to story
Rashad Jennings player page
Giants | Sterling Shepard scores another Mon Dec 5, 01:59 AM
New York Giants rookie WR Sterling Shepard posted four grabs for 21 yards and a touchdown in the Week 13 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was targeted eight times.Link to story
Sterling Shepard player page
Giants | Odell Beckham hits century mark Mon Dec 5, 01:59 AM
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. posted 10 receptions for 100 yards in the Week 13 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was targeted a game-high 16 times.Link to story
Odell Beckham Jr player page
Giants | Eli Manning mediocre in loss Mon Dec 5, 01:58 AM
New York Giants QB Eli Manning completed 24 of his 39 pass attempts for 195 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 13 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.Link to story
Eli Manning player page