Fantasy Football News & Views
Chiefs | Andy Reid ready to move forward with Tyreek Hill (Tue Jul 23, 06:56 PM) [jump to this story]
Rams | Todd Gurley intends to play at 218 pounds (Tue Jul 23, 03:31 PM) [jump to this story]
Bengals | Tyler Boyd lands new deal (Tue Jul 23, 11:38 AM) [jump to this story]
Lions | Trey Flowers to PUP list Mon Jul 22, 12:43 PM
Detroit Lions DE Trey Flowers (shoulder) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, July 22, as he recovers from offseason shoulder surgery. The Lions can activate Flowers at any time, but he will not be ready for the beginning of training camp.
|Footballguys view: Flowers was a big ticket free agent signing to boost a very limp Lions pass rush unit. He should be fine for Week 1, but the earlier he gets off of the PUP, the better.|
Trey Flowers player page
Colts | Two Colts shut down Mon Jul 22, 10:58 AM
Indianapolis Colts WR Daurice Fountain (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury List, while DE Carroll Phillips (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, July 22.
|Footballguys view: Fountain is probably on the outside looking in for a roster spot after being a fifth round pick last year. He needs to get back on the field to have any chance of making the team.|
Giants | Tre Boston visits Giants Mon Jul 22, 10:17 AM
Free-agent SS Tre Boston (Cardinals) will visit the New York Giants Monday, July 22.
|Footballguys view: The Giants upgraded their safety group when they traded for Jabrill Peppers after letting Landon Collins walk in free agency. Signing Boston would give them two safeties with versatility and might relegate veteran Antoine Bethea to subpackages.|
Tre Boston player page
Giants | Johnathan Cyprien visiting Giants Mon Jul 22, 10:14 AM
Free-agent SS Johnathan Cyprien (Titans) will visit the New York Giants Monday, July 22.Link to story
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Patriots | Julian Edelman has thumb injury Mon Jul 22, 09:53 AM
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (thumb) is wearing a small brace over his left thumb, which is expected to sideline him for about three weeks.
|Footballguys view: This sounds like nothing, but we'll be watching to make sure that he's ready by the third preseason game. Edelman has a chance to lead the league in receptions this year, so this is an important situation to monitor. In the meantime, Braxton Berrios will have a chance to impress in Edelman's place during camp, and undrafted rookies Jakobi Meyers and Ryan Davis should also get more snaps in practice.|
Julian Edelman player page
Texans | Justin Reid OK after accident Mon Jul 22, 09:13 AM
Houston Texans FS Justin Reid (undisclosed) was uninjured after his vehicle was rear-ended over the weekend.Link to story
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Bears | CHI kicker up in the air Mon Jul 22, 09:10 AM
Chicago Bears PKs Eddy Pineiro and Elliott Fry will battle for the kicker spot, but neither is in the lead. The team plans to monitor other teams' kicking competitions for a potential option.
|Footballguys view: Ryan Pace said "We're watching all the teams, all the competitive situations around the league. One of them will be kicker. We're just watching that progress as we go forward. We know right now where we stand, where some of those battles are occurring. We're watching those. And I'm sure there will be ones that will pop up that might surprise us", so expect that the Week 1 Bears kicker is someone not currently on the roster.|
Giants | Oshane Ximines signs Mon Jul 22, 08:23 AM
New York Giants third-round pick LB Oshane Ximines signed his rookie four-year deal Monday, July 22. Financial terms weren't disclosed.Link to story
Broncos | Phillip Lindsay might see more grabs Mon Jul 22, 02:51 AM
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay might get more touches as a receiver out of the backfield, offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello hinted Sunday, July 21. He was seen splitting out wide and matching up against various linebackers during 11-on-11 drills.
|Footballguys view: Lindsay's value could grow this year if he is more involved in the passing game, although Royce Freeman's role as a runner could grow enough to offset that. His ADP is fair even though it doesn't quite give him full credit for an astoundingly successful rookie year.|
Phillip Lindsay player page
Broncos | Steady progress for Emmanuel Sanders Sun Jul 21, 09:34 PM
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) continues to participate in the early portions of practice with the team before leaving to work with trainers, head coach Vic Fangio said Sunday. July 21. 'It's a slow but sure process,' Fangio said. 'Everything is good so far. He's where we expected him to be and even a little bit more.'
|Footballguys view: Sanders is at least doing well enough to convince the team that he'll be ready before Week 7 since they didn't keep him on the active PUP and Week 1 is still a potential target return. He should be the #1 receiver as long as he's healthy. The uncertainty around his status is more than baked into his ADP, and he is at least a big threat to keep Courtland Sutton from hitting his ceiling this year.|
Emmanuel Sanders player page
Broncos | More first-team reps for Trinity Benson Sun Jul 21, 09:17 PM
Denver Broncos WR Trinity Benson continued to rotate in with the first-team offense during practice Sunday, July 21.Link to story
Broncos | Austin Fort making case for spot Sun Jul 21, 09:13 PM
Denver Broncos TE Austin Fort has 'established' himself with his play during training camp, head coach Vic Fangio said Sunday, July 21. 'He's catching some balls,' Fangio said. 'I think he's getting better. We have hope, but it's early.'Link to story
Broncos | Brett Rypien showing potential Sun Jul 21, 09:10 PM
Denver Broncos QB Brett Rypien impressed head coach Vic Fangio with his performance against the first-team defense Sunday, July 21. 'Brett, I think, maybe, he's got a future,' Fangio said.
|Footballguys view: Rypien got a big bonus for an undrafted rookie and should be able to beat out Kevin Hogan to be the third quarterback, assuming second-round pick Drew Lock is ready to back up Joe Flacco.|
Brett Rypien player page
Broncos | Noah Fant's speed showing up Sun Jul 21, 09:01 PM
Denver Broncos TE Noah Fant caught a touchdown in the red zone and was able to create separation and 'rip off gains' of 20-plus yards on passes in the flat during practice Sunday, July 21, according to Andrew Mason of DenverBroncos.com.
|Footballguys view: Fant could be relevant in fantasy leagues this year despite being a rookie. His chemistry with Joe Flacco is key and it sounds like it is already developing.|
Noah Fant player page
Broncos | Juwann Winfree making a name Sun Jul 21, 08:48 PM
Denver Broncos WR Juwann Winfree has made 'catch after catch' during training camp, according to Andrew Mason of DenverBroncos.com. 'I see him every day catching a lot of balls, having great routes,' CB Chris Harris Jr. said Sunday, July 21. 'He's stronger than a lot of people would think as a young receiver.'
|Footballguys view: Winfree is a big receiver, so he might have trouble overtaking Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick on the depth chart, but he could also create enough buzz that the team can't sneak him through the practice squad. After hitting on Phillip Lindsay last year, Denver could have lightning strike twice with unheralded Colorado players making their team if Winfree keeps this up.|
Juwann Winfree player page
Falcons | Ricardo Allen ready for camp Sun Jul 21, 08:38 PM
Atlanta Falcons FS Ricardo Allen (Achilles) said he feels ready to return to the practice field but will follow the program outlined by the training staff. 'I feel like I can compete and I feel like I can do some good things,' Allen said Sunday, July 21. 'I'm ready to be back.'Link to story
Ricardo Allen player page
Bears | Chicago likely to add a pair to PUP Sun Jul 21, 08:30 PM
Chicago Bears OT T.J. Clemmings (undisclosed) and DL Jonathan Harris (undisclosed) are likely to be placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list, general manager Ryan Pace said Sunday, July 21.Link to story
Bears | Ha Ha Clinton-Dix a PUP candidate Sun Jul 21, 08:28 PM
Chicago Bears S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (knee) is 'likely' to be placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list, general manager Ryan Pace said Sunday, July 21.
|Footballguys view: Clinton-Dix should be back soon. His presence is important because he's replacing Adrian Amos in the defense and will need practice time to integrate into Chuck Pagano's scheme.|
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix player page
Ravens | Jaylon Ferguson set for camp Sun Jul 21, 08:21 PM
Baltimore Ravens LB Jaylon Ferguson (undisclosed) was activated from the Active/Non-Football Injury List after passing his physical Sunday, July 21.Link to story
Ravens | Baltimore activates a pair of DTs Sun Jul 21, 08:17 PM
Baltimore Ravens DT Michael Pierce (undisclosed) and DT Daylon Mack (undisclosed) were activated from the Active/Non-Football Injury List after passing their physicals Sunday, July 21.Link to story
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Broncos | Troy Fumagalli back on the field Sun Jul 21, 08:11 PM
Denver Broncos TE Troy Fumagalli (hip) practiced in full pads Sunday, July 21, after missing most of the previous practice with a hip injury.Link to story
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Patriots | Isaiah Wynn passes physical Sun Jul 21, 06:45 PM
New England Patriots LT Isaiah Wynn (Achilles) passed his physical Sunday, July 21, and will open training camp not on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
|Footballguys view: A big sigh of relief from the Patriots, as the team lacks a seasoned swing tackle after Jared Veldheer retired. We'll be watching the reports on Wynn as the team will be relying on him to play a crucial role on the offensive line.|
Falcons | Austin Hooper good to go for camp Sun Jul 21, 06:24 PM
Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper (ankle) will participate in training camp after missing minicamp due to an ankle injury.
|Footballguys view: Hooper could be a solid TE1 if he gets the same target share as last year in what should be an even more efficient offense with the return of coordinator Dirk Koetter.|
Austin Hooper player page
Patriots | Champs add 4 to PUP list Sun Jul 21, 05:57 PM
New England Patriots DE Deatrich Wise Jr. (foot), FS Nate Ebner (undeclared), OT Cole Croston (undeclared) and DB Ken Webster (undeclared) were all added to the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Sunday, July 21.Link to story
Patriots | Yodny Cajuste placed on NFI to start camp Sun Jul 21, 05:53 PM
New England Patriots OT Yodny Cajuste was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Sunday, July 21, heading into his first NFL training camp.
|Footballguys view: Cajuste could be called on for contributions if the starting tackles can't stay healthy and the team doesn't make any significant additions at tackle, but if he's not healthy enough to practice in camp, it will be difficult to trust him as a backup during the regular season.|
Bears | David Montgomery drawing praise Sun Jul 21, 05:37 PM
Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery is drawing praise from his head coach and general manager heading into his first NFL training camp. 'He's just so well-rounded. He can do everything,' said general manager Ryan Pace on Sunday, July 21. 'I think he should get a fair amount of carries in the preseason,' head coach Matt Nagy said.
|Footballguys view: Montgomery will share with Tarik Cohen and Mike Davis, but he has a chance to lead the backfield in targets and get the majority of goal line and game finishing carries. He'll need to do that to justify an already optimistic ADP.|
David Montgomery player page
Bears | Anthony Miller expected to be ready Sun Jul 21, 05:27 PM
Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller (shoulder) is expected to be ready for the beginning of training camp. 'We expect him to be ready to go but again we're going to be smart about how we build him in,' said general manager Ryan Pace on Sunday, July 21.
|Footballguys view: Miller played most of last year with a bum shoulder and could be even better with the issue surgically repaired. The Bears pass offense still has a lot of mouths to feed, so Miller could be very efficient but inconsistent if everyone stays healthy. Mitchell Trubisky should be the main beneficiary of an improved set of targets, assuming he improves in his second year under Matt Nagy.|
Anthony Miller player page
Bears | Trey Burton expected for start of camp Sun Jul 21, 05:22 PM
Chicago Bears TE Trey Burton (hernia) is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, according to head coach Ryan Pace on Sunday, July 21.
|Footballguys view: The team will ease him back in, but it should be an uneventful return to action after a routine surgery. Adam Shaheen is the more healthy tight end and could make a bid for more targets if Burton is slow to return, but Burton will remain in the more fantasy friendly role.|
Trey Burton player page
Texans | Houston designates 3 more Sun Jul 21, 05:15 PM
Houston Texans OLB Jamal Davis II was placed on the Active/Non-Football Illness list Sunday, July 21. NT Walter Palmore and TE Kahale Warring were placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list.
|Footballguys view: Warring was ahead of the development as a very raw athletic tight end, but this could slow down his bid for snaps in his rookie year and help Jordan Thomas's value.|
Kahale Warring player page
Dolphins | Will Holden claimed off waivers Sun Jul 21, 05:12 PM
The Miami Dolphins claimed OL Will Holden (Cardinals) off waivers Sunday, July 21. CB Jamar Summers was waived.Link to story
Dolphins | Kendrick Norton waived Sun Jul 21, 05:04 PM
Miami Dolphins DT Kendrick Norton (arm) was waived with a non-football injury designation Sunday, July 21. The designation allows the team to pay the seventh-round pick his full 2019 salary after having his arm amputated following a car accident.Link to story
Patriots | Demaryius Thomas placed on PUP list Sun Jul 21, 04:50 PM
New England Patriots WR Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) is on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list entering his first season with the Pats.
|Footballguys view: This was completely expected. If Thomas can make the opening day roster it will be an upset. He is more likely to either be released or stay on the PUP list during the season. His health and Josh Gordon's status with the league will be key to first round pick N'keal Harry's redraft value.|
Demaryius Thomas player page
Patriots | Sony Michel unable to perform Sun Jul 21, 04:46 PM
New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) opens training camp on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list after undergoing a procedure on his knee this offseason.
|Footballguys view: Michel needs to get back on the field soon if he is going to hold off Damien Harris. Harris is roughly on the same talent level as Michel as an inside runner and he should be a lot more durable. Every day Michel stays on the PUP should move him down and Harris up in ADP.|
Sony Michel player page
Texans | DeAndre Hopkins on PUP list Sun Jul 21, 04:42 PM
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (shoulder) will begin training camp on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.
|Footballguys view: Hopkins had offseason surgery, so this isn't too alarming. If he isn't on the field by mid-August then we could revise that outlook, but for now this is only something to monitor.|
DeAndre Hopkins player page
Texans | J.J. Watt opens camp on PUP Sun Jul 21, 04:38 PM
Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (knee) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Sunday, July 21.
|Footballguys view: Watt should come off of the PUP list soon after having offseason knee surgery. If he stays on the list until well into August, then it will be time to worry, but for now this is only something to monitor.|
J.J. Watt player page
Browns | Browns passing game put in early work Sun Jul 21, 04:25 PM
Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield organized workouts with TEs David Njoku and Seth DeValve, and WRs Jarvis Landry, Odell Beckham Jr. and Rashard Higgins, at UCLA earlier this month. Landry indicated Mayfield organized the sessions which focused on route running. 'We ran routes pretty much the whole week leading up (to) Mayfield's wedding,'' said Landry. 'We had the whole group there. ... We might have something coming right before training camp,'' he said. 'A couple of videos. Yeah. Dawgs gotta eat, right?'Link to story
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Browns | Duke Johnson won't be a distraction Sun Jul 21, 04:10 PM
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson's public trade request won't hinder the team at training camp, according to WR Jarvis Landry. 'It will not be a distraction,' Landry said Friday, July 19. 'Our focus is pretty clear. We want to win a championship and the guys that are here, that's going to help us do that. We start on Thursday. Let's get it done.'
|Footballguys view: Johnson's value will go up if he's traded, but there doesn't seem to be a strong market for his services. He does have the potential for a value bump and he's much better than his ADP indicates, so this could be a good time to deal for Johnson in dynasty leagues.|
Jarvis Landry player page
Duke Johnson Jr player page
Browns | Baker Mayfield is Favre 2.0? Sun Jul 21, 04:00 PM
Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield was likened to former NFL QB Brett Favre, by Favre himself. 'There's no question that the sky is the limit for Baker,' Favre said. 'And, yeah, I think his style of play, and I've heard the same thing about (Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick) Mahomes, and I agree with both, that their styles of play - if you had to pick a former player - would certainly match up to my style.' Favre complimented Mayfield's demeanor and improvisation in particular.Link to story
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49ers | Jordan Matthews likely to make roster Sun Jul 21, 03:36 PM
San Francisco 49ers WR Jordan Matthews is expected to make the 53-man roster along with Dante Pettis, Marquise Goodwin, Jalen Hurd and Deebo Samuel, according to Cam Inman of The Mercury News.
|Footballguys view: The 49ers have an embarrassment of riches at wide receiver. The last receiver or two to get cut from their roster should make another team. Matthews, Trent Taylor, Kendrick Bourne and Richie James all have experience but only one or two will make the roster.|
Jordan Matthews player page
NFL | Travis Rudolph works out for Broncos Sun Jul 21, 03:29 PM
Free-agent WR Travis Rudolph (Dolphins) worked out for the Denver Broncos the week of Monday, July 15. It was reportedly his first workout since undergoing ACL surgery for the injury which ended his 2019 campaign. The Broncos opted to sign WR Jamarius Way instead of Rudolph at this time.Link to story
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Broncos | Denver RBs compared to former Falcons duo Sun Jul 21, 03:21 PM
Denver Broncos RBs Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman remind offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello of former Atlanta Falcons running mates Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman. Coleman has since moved on to the San Francisco 49ers via free agency.
|Footballguys view: Freeman is better suited for short yardage carries and carries to finish games, and Lindsay is the better big play threat. Both should be used more as receivers this year. Most signs point to their workloads and fantasy values being closer together than they were last year.|
Royce Freeman player page
Phillip Lindsay player page
Broncos | Noah Fant's blocking praised Sun Jul 21, 03:03 PM
Denver Broncos TE Noah Fant is impressing with his run blocking so far in training camp. 'One of the things I think was undervalued with him ahead of the draft is I think he's an excellent run-blocker,' Broncos offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello said Sunday, July 21.
|Footballguys view: Fant's run blocking won't result in fantasy points for him, but it can get him on the field more as a rookie and earn the trust of his coaches. If he can become a clear starter and every down player right out of the gate, Fant could be a low-end TE1 this year.|
Noah Fant player page
Falcons | Julio Jones reports to camp Sun Jul 21, 03:02 PM
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones reported for training camp Sunday, July 21, as he continues waiting for a new contract. The 30-year-old enters the 2019 campaign on the second-to-last year of his current deal and will carry a cap hit of $12.9 million.Link to story
Julio Jones player page
Bengals | Joe Mixon primed for huge season Sun Jul 21, 02:47 PM
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon is expected to have a breakout season is new coach Zac Taylor's outside-zone running scheme, in the opinion of Evan McPhillips of Pro Football Focus.
|Footballguys view: The Bengals did suffer a blow on the offensive line when they lost first-round pick Jonah Williams, but overall the new offense should help Mixon, and he could be a more dangerous downfield receiver if he is used the way Todd Gurley was in Los Angeles while Taylor was on the staff. Mixon is worth consideration in the late first.|
Joe Mixon player page
Broncos | Jake Butt gets maintenance day Sun Jul 21, 02:15 PM
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt (knee) was given a maintenance rest day Sunday, July 21, and did not participate in training-camp practice.Link to story
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Broncos | Justin Hollins has sore hamstring Sun Jul 21, 02:12 PM
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos LB Justin Hollins (hamstring) missed practice Sunday, July 21, with a hamstring issue but may be able to return Monday, July 22.Link to story
Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott planning trip? Sun Jul 21, 01:06 PM
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is believed to be making plans for an out-of-country trip to begin a holdout as his teammates report to training camp in the coming week, a source said Saturday, July 20.
|Footballguys view: Elliott still has to report by early August to get his accrued year and become a free agent next year, so we expect this to be a non-story in a few weeks.|
Ezekiel Elliott player page
Jaguars | Nick Foles ready for next chapter Sun Jul 21, 12:27 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Nick Foles is preparing for his debut season with the Jags and has been focusing on his diet along with his mental and spiritual health. 'I'm a firm believer that if you're putting the right things in your body and you take care of it, then you're going to be more resilient and able to handle all kinds of situations,' Foles said recently. 'Everyone can relate to this: When adversity hits in life, if you're feeling really energized and healthy because you've been getting great sleep and eating well, your body feels good, then it's easier to handle a stressful situation than when you feel like garbage.'Link to story
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Giants | Oshane Ximines expected to sign Sun Jul 21, 12:17 PM
New York Giants LB Oshane Ximines and the team have reached an agreement on his rookie contract, a source said Sunday, July 21. The deal is expected to be signed Monday, July 22 when the team's rookies report to training camp.
|Footballguys view: Ximines will be tapped to replace some of the pass rush punch lost when the team traded Olivier Vernon for Kevin Zeitler. He was taken with one of the picks acquired for Odell Beckham.|
Falcons | Julio Jones to report to camp Sun Jul 21, 12:12 PM
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones will report to camp with his teammates Sunday, July 21. Jones is seeking a new contract, and owner Arthur Blank said the team is amenable to giving him one.
|Footballguys view: Jones deserves to be at the top of the wide receiver pay scale and the Falcons will save money if they lock him in now, but there's no sign that a new contract is impending at the moment.|
Julio Jones player page