Fantasy Football News & Views
Browns | Josh Gordon's ban upheld (Wed Aug 27, 12:38 PM) [jump to this story]
Redskins | No QB controversy in Washington (Mon Aug 25, 07:13 PM) [jump to this story]
Vikings | Matt Cassel to start (Mon Aug 25, 09:52 AM) [jump to this story]
Broncos | Wes Welker update (Sun Aug 24, 11:12 PM) [jump to this story]
Rams | Sam Bradford out for season (Sun Aug 24, 04:10 PM) [jump to this story]
Vikings | Not ready to name starting QB (Sun Aug 24, 12:32 PM) [jump to this story]
Packers | B.J. Raji out for year (Sat Aug 23, 02:31 PM) [jump to this story]
Raiders | Figuring out No. 3 CB spot Tue Aug 26, 10:43 PM
Oakland Raiders CB Travis Carrie and CB Neiko Thorpe are likely battling for the No. 3 cornerback job as a result of injuries to CB D.J. Hayden (foot) and CB Chimdi Chekwa (knee).Link to story
Chimdi Chekwa player page
D.J. Hayden player page
Falcons | Want power ground game Tue Aug 26, 10:30 PM
Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers was stopped on a fourth-and-1 run during the team's third preseason game, and heading into the preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28, head coach Mike Smith said he wants to emphasize being able to run the ball effectively in obvious running situations.
|Footballguys view: Rodgers is not the back for this situation. Jason Snelling is gone, and rookie Devonta Freeman is built more like Rodgers than a power back. Steven Jackson will be set up to get goal line carries and have the most weekly value as long as he is on the field.|
Jacquizz Rodgers player page
Lions | Reggie Bush likely to sit Tue Aug 26, 10:05 PM
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush will probably sit out the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28, as head coach Jim Caldwell plans to give his veterans some extra rest.Link to story
Reggie Bush player page
Browns | Two-quarterback system? Tue Aug 26, 09:47 PM
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer will open the year as the starter, but when asked about installing a package of plays for QB Johnny Manziel, head coach Mike Pettine said that it is tough for a defensive coordinator to prepare for two quarterbacks.Link to story
Brian Hoyer player page
Johnny Manziel player page
Browns | Jordan Cameron returns Tue Aug 26, 09:19 PM
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (undisclosed) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 28, after being excused from practice the previous day.Link to story
Jordan Cameron player page
Browns | Nate Burleson practices Tue Aug 26, 09:10 PM
Cleveland Browns WR Nate Burleson (hamstring) took part in team drills Tuesday, Aug. 26, and could play in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28, according to head coach Mike Pettine.Link to story
Nate Burleson player page
Saints | Mark Ingram dominating Tue Aug 26, 08:44 PM
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram is averaging 7.1 yards per carry during the preseason and has remained on the field in passing situations.
|Footballguys view: Ingram has had the same renewed vigor and burst in his runs that we saw in the second half of last season. If he can get the bulk of the goal line work, he could be a decent flex play, but he's in a three-head backfield no matter what, and we know how difficult those are to predict week to week.|
Mark Ingram player page
Cowboys | Dez Bryant deal by Thursday? Tue Aug 26, 08:18 PM
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant could have a new contract before the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28, sources in Dallas told NFL Media columnist Michael Silver.
|Footballguys view: This would be a coup for the Cowboys, but it will also probably be another ticket to cap hell and a contract that can be restructured repeatedly. Either way, the Cowboys choice of Bryant in the first round of the 2010 draft has been very wise in hindsight and we should congratulate Jerry Jones on that.|
Dez Bryant player page
Rams | Pat Schiller to IR Tue Aug 26, 07:46 PM
St. Louis Rams LB Pat Schiller (undisclosed) was placed on Reserve/Injured after clearing waivers Tuesday, Aug. 26.
Saints | Three placed on IR Tue Aug 26, 07:43 PM
New Orleans Saints OT Ty Nsekhe (undisclosed), WR Andy Tanner (undisclosed) and S Ty Zimmerman (undisclosed) were placed on Reserve/Injured after clearing waivers Tuesday, Aug. 26.Andy Tanner player page
Redskins | Mike McGlynn released Tue Aug 26, 07:42 PM
Washington Redskins OG Mike McGlynn was released Tuesday, Aug. 26.
49ers | Blake Costanzo released Tue Aug 26, 07:40 PM
San Francisco 49ers LB Blake Costanzo (undisclosed) was released from the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Aug. 26.Blake Costanzo player page
Vikings | Mistral Raymond to IR Tue Aug 26, 07:39 PM
Minnesota Vikings FS Mistral Raymond (concussion) was placed on Reserve/Injured after clearing waivers Tuesday, Aug. 26.Mistral Raymond player page
Jaguars | David Carter to IR Tue Aug 26, 07:38 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars DT David Carter (knee) was placed on Reserve/Injured after clearing waivers Tuesday, Aug. 26.David Carter player page
Raiders | Trent Edwards released Tue Aug 26, 07:38 PM
Oakland Raiders QB Trent Edwards was released Tuesday, Aug. 26.Trent Edwards player page
Saints | Two released Tue Aug 26, 07:36 PM
New Orleans Saints TE Travis Beckum and LB Victor Butler were released Tuesday, Aug. 26.Travis Beckum player page
Victor Butler player page
Colts | Stanley Havilli to PUP Tue Aug 26, 07:34 PM
Indianapolis Colts RB Stanley Havili (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list for the second time this offseason Tuesday, Aug. 26.Stanley Havili player page
Seahawks | Patrick Lewis claimed Tue Aug 26, 07:33 PM
Seattle Seahawks C Patrick Lewis was claimed off waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars Tuesday, Aug. 26.
Broncos | Chase Vaughn to IR Tue Aug 26, 07:31 PM
Denver Broncos LB Chase Vaughn was placed on Reserve/Injured after clearing waivers Tuesday, Aug. 26.
Redskins | Two waived Tue Aug 26, 07:30 PM
Washington Redskins TE Matt Veldman and WR Rashad Ross were placed on no-recall waivers Tuesday, Aug. 26.Matt Veldman player page
Rashad Ross player page
Browns | Five placed on IR, NFI Tue Aug 26, 07:27 PM
Cleveland Browns OT Michael Bowie (shoulder), LB Darius Eubanks (shoulder), OT Randall Harris (knee) and WR Jonathan Krause (undisclosed) were placed on Reserve/Injured and C Nick McDonald (wrist) was placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, Aug. 26.
Seahawks | Marcus Dowtin waived Tue Aug 26, 07:26 PM
Seattle Seahawks LB Marcus Dowtin was placed on no-recall waivers Tuesday, Aug. 26.
Panthers | Three placed on IR, PUP Tue Aug 26, 07:21 PM
Carolina Panthers QB Matt Blanchard (concussion) and C Kevin Matthews (undisclosed) were placed on Reserve/Injured and WR De'Andre Presley (stress fracture) was placed on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, Aug. 26.
Eagles | Julian Vandervelde waived Tue Aug 26, 07:21 PM
Philadelphia Eagles OG Julian Vandervelde (back) was placed on no-recall waivers with an injury settlement Tuesday, Aug. 26.
Raiders | Two more waived Tue Aug 26, 07:19 PM
Oakland Raiders WR Juron Criner and PK Kevin Goessling were placed on no-recall waivers Tuesday, Aug. 26.
|Footballguys view: Criner has flashed in practices and he is a big body with an even bigger catch radius, but he has failed to stand out in a Raiders wide receiver group that is in the bottom half of the league. He could get a call from another team that liked him in the 2012 draft.|
Ravens | Two placed on IR Tue Aug 26, 07:17 PM
Baltimore Ravens RB Shaun Chapas (shoulder) and OT Brett Van Sloten (knee) were placed on Reserve/Injured after clearing waivers Tuesday, Aug. 26.
Raiders | Four waived Tue Aug 26, 07:17 PM
Oakland Raiders FS Larry Asante (undisclosed), WR Greg Jenkins (undisclosed) and RB Kory Sheets (undisclosed) were waived/injured Tuesday, Aug. 26. OG Lucas Nix (undisclosed) was waived with a failed physical.Kory Sheets player page
Larry Asante player page
Greg Jenkins player page
Cowboys | Dez Bryant talks heat up Tue Aug 26, 07:08 PM
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant's contract talks have reportedly intensified. Bryant is currently scheduled to make $1.78 million this year -- the final year of his rookie contract.Link to story
Dez Bryant player page
Saints | Three waived Tue Aug 26, 07:07 PM
New Orleans Saints OT Manase Foketi, QB Logan Kilgore and DE George Uko were waived Tuesday, Aug. 26.
Dolphins | Steven Clarke waived Tue Aug 26, 07:01 PM
Miami Dolphins DB Steven Clarke was waived Tuesday, Aug. 26.
Panthers | D.J. Jefferson waived Tue Aug 26, 06:52 PM
Carolina Panthers TE D.C. Jefferson (undisclosed) was placed on no-recall waivers with an injured designation Tuesday, Aug. 26.D.C. Jefferson player page
Broncos | Chris Harris likely sitting Tue Aug 26, 06:51 PM
Denver Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr. (knee) will probably sit for the team's final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28, despite practicing this week.Link to story
Chris Harris player page
Raiders | Nick Kasa to IR Tue Aug 26, 06:35 PM
The Oakland Raiders placed TE Nick Kasa (knee) on Reserve/Injured Tuesday, Aug. 26. Kasa tore his anterior cruciate ligament earlier this month.Link to story
Nick Kasa player page
Raiders | Three don't practice Tue Aug 26, 06:33 PM
Oakland Raiders CB Chimdi Chekwa (knee), RB Taiwan Jones (knee) and TE David Ausberry (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 26.Link to story
Taiwan Jones player page
Chimdi Chekwa player page
David Ausberry player page
Patriots | No setbacks for Rob Gronkowski Tue Aug 26, 06:30 PM
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) has not encountered any setbacks from the end of last week, and the acquisition of TE Timothy Wright is not a sign that the team is concerned about Gronkowski's health. The Patriots have wanted to remain cautious with Gronkowski's workload this preseason. Wright is a 'move' tight end, similar to the role free-agent TE Aaron Hernandez used to play with the team.
|Footballguys view: Don't read anything into this move re: Gronkowski, and don't assume that the Pats will go back to two TE as their base set. Wright fills a gap in the Patriots personnel that they have been trying to plug, including flirting with Dustin Keller earlier this offseason, but like a lot of their passcatchers, he will be a role model.|
Rob Gronkowski player page
Vikings | Anthony Barr to sit out preseason game Tue Aug 26, 06:30 PM
Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (ankle) will sit out the team's final preseason game with a sprained ankle, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.Link to story
Titans | Ropati Pitoitua has surgery Tue Aug 26, 06:28 PM
Tennessee Titans DE Ropati Pitoitua (hand) underwent surgery on his left hand Monday, Aug. 25, but he expects to be ready to play in Week 1.Link to story
Ropati Pitoitua player page
49ers | Two don't practice Tue Aug 26, 06:25 PM
San Francisco 49ers LB Ahmad Brooks (undisclosed) and SS Ray Ventrone (hamstring) did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 26.Link to story
Ahmad Brooks player page
Raiders | Claim Giorgio Tavecchio Tue Aug 26, 06:19 PM
The Oakland Raiders claimed PK Giorgio Tavecchio (Lions) off waivers Tuesday, Aug. 26.Link to story
Cardinals | John Brown usage Tue Aug 26, 06:17 PM
Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown may be used on 60 percent of the team's offensive snaps, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Brown has looked impressive all offseason and could very well end up being the team's third best wideout behind Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd.
|Footballguys view: TY Hilton was used on 57 percent as a rookie and put up a 50-861-7 stat line. Brown could easily elevate to bye/emergency/injury fill-in level value with a high weekly ceiling, and also make Carson Palmer an even better sleeper. He should be owned in all dynasty leagues.|
John Brown player page
Cowboys | Amobi Okoye to NFI list Tue Aug 26, 06:15 PM
Dallas Cowboys DT Amobi Okoye (illness) was placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, Aug. 26.Link to story
Amobi Okoye player page
Steelers | Le'Veon Bell will play Tue Aug 26, 06:14 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers RBs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will play in the team's final preseason game against the Carolina Panthers, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. Starters normally don't play in the final preseason game, perhaps indicating this could be part of the punishment the two face for being charged with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana. Bell and Blount are still awaiting a decision on possible suspensions.
|Footballguys view: It's an odd "punishment", but the bottom line here is that the duo is unlikely to miss any games by the hand of the Steelers, and the league office probably won't act until the legal case reaches its outcome.|
LeGarrette Blount player page
LeVeon Bell player page
Bills | Claim Jordan Gay Tue Aug 26, 06:01 PM
The Buffalo Bills claimed P Jordan Gay (Panthers) off waivers Tuesday, Aug. 26.Link to story
Packers | Place six on IR Tue Aug 26, 05:58 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Jared Abbrederis (undisclosed), DT B.J. Raji (biceps), OG Don Barclay (undisclosed), LB Joe Thomas (knee) RB Rajion Neal (knee) and OG Andrew Tiller (leg) were officially placed on Reserve/Injured Tuesday, Aug. 26.Link to story
B.J. Raji player page
Bears | Two more cut Tue Aug 26, 05:38 PM
The Chicago Bears released OT James Brown and CB Isaiah Frey Tuesday, Aug. 26.Link to story
Broncos | Mitch Ewald waived Tue Aug 26, 05:14 PM
The Denver Broncos waived PK Mitch Ewald after signing PK Brandon McManus Tuesday, Aug. 26.Link to story
Broncos | Emmanuel Sanders recovery Tue Aug 26, 05:12 PM
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (quadriceps) is still not at 100 percent in his recovery from an injured right quadriceps. Sanders takes breaks during practice to avoid aggravating the injury.
|Footballguys view: Sanders fragility has been an issue during his career at Pittsburgh, and it appears that it is already an issue in Denver. Second-round pick Cody Latimer is poised to take the field if Sanders or Welker go down. Make sure to stash him away in all but the shortest bench leagues.|
Emmanuel Sanders player page
Broncos | Wes Welker improving Tue Aug 26, 05:09 PM
Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) made another positive step Tuesday, Aug. 26, in his recovery from another concussion, according to head coach John Fox. Welker has still not been ruled out for Week 1.
|Footballguys view: Welker sounds like he has a good chance of being ready for Week 1, but he still suffered a concussion with a special helmet meant to minimize them. That he couldn't make it through the preseason without a head injury.|
Wes Welker player page
Buccaneers | Two players claimed Tue Aug 26, 05:01 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed free-agents CB Marc Anthony (Titans) and OG Jeremiah Warren (Browns) off waivers Tuesday, Aug. 26.Link to story
Buccaneers | More roster moves Tue Aug 26, 04:58 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed CB Danny Gorrer (undisclosed) on Reserve/Injured, waived/injured OT Matt Patchan (undisclosed) and waived OT J.B. Shugarts and CB Deveron Carr Tuesday, Aug. 26.Link to story