Fantasy Football News & Views
Ravens | Baltimore a run-first team (Fri Jul 1, 04:07 PM) [jump to this story]
Cardinals | David Johnson is special (Fri Jul 1, 01:52 PM) [jump to this story]
Chargers | Melvin Gordon should be full go (Thu Jun 30, 04:48 PM) [jump to this story]
Saints | Drew Brees confident in young receivers (Thu Jun 30, 12:19 PM) [jump to this story]
Rams | Los Angeles hoping for explosive offense Sat Jun 25, 10:38 PM
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley will be the focal point of the offense, offensive coordinator Rob Boras said, but head coach Jeff Fisher said the ball will be spread around a little more to try to generate explosive plays.
|Footballguys view: Gurley is going in the mid-first round, and he has a chance to be the most valuable player in fantasy leagues this year. He should take over a larger role in the passing game, and he is likely to be even more impressive physically now that he is well over one year removed from his ACL tear.|
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Falcons | Austin Hooper making good impression Sat Jun 25, 10:22 PM
Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper has impressed offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan with his route-running ability and ball skills. 'He really comes off the ball hard,' Shanahan said. 'He's not the fastest guy in the world, but he's fast enough. He's got good cutting ability, so he can break guys off at the top of his routes.'
|Footballguys view: Jacob Tamme isn't a high bar to overcome, so Hooper could be the rare fantasy-relevant rookie tight end by year's end in a Falcons pass offense that lacks a proven #2 target.|
Jaguars | Bortles could still hit or top 35 touchdowns Sat Jun 25, 09:31 PM
Hays Carlson of Jacksonville.com thinks expectations that Blake Bortles touchdown numbers will drop from his lofty level of 35 scores in 2015 are unfounded. The experience at receiver and tight end, continuity in the offense, improving running game, and better team and defense can keep Bortles at that level or even allow him to surpass it.
|Footballguys view: Bortles is currently QB9 and a 7th/8th round pick in redraft leagues, which is not that steep considering his numbers last year and the compelling argument made by Carlson. The quarterback board is so stacked that most of them will give you a good chance to outproduce ADP.|
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Redskins | Josh Doctson to open as backup? Sat Jun 25, 08:59 PM
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson is likely to open the year as the backup to WR DeSean Jackson and WR Pierre Garcon while WR Jamison Crowder works as the starting slot receiver, according to bear writer John Keim.Link to story
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Lions | Calvin Johnson staying retired Sat Jun 25, 08:37 PM
Retired WR Calvin Johnson (Lions) said Saturday, June 25, that he feels good about his decision to retire and is not coming back to the NFL.
|Footballguys view: Johnson might change his tune next year if his body feels better and he gets an itch to play football again, but the Lions would have the first shot at him. He might be worth a roster spot in very deep dynasty leagues, but the chances of him playing again are tiny despite his retiring when he still probably had multiple productive years left.|
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Texans | Stephen Anderson likely to make roster? Sat Jun 25, 03:58 PM
Houston Texans undrafted rookie free agent TE Stephen Anderson is projected to make the final roster.
|Footballguys view: Anderson is a new breed H-back/Move TE type whose main contributions will be in the passing game. He might not be active on game days this year if he makes the roster, but he has more fantasy upside than Ryan Griffin or C.J. Fiedorowicz. He's worth a roster spot in TE premium and very deep dynasty leagues.|
Texans | C.J. Fiedorowicz has improved Sat Jun 25, 02:51 PM
Houston Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz has made a lot of progress in the passing game this offseason, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. 'He's more instinctive. He knows the plays better. He's a really, really hard worker,' O'Brien said. 'For him, his true improvement and his true playing will come in training camp when you put the full pads on.' Fiedorowicz (hamstring) was injured earlier this offseason, but he has begun running again and should be good to go by training camp.
|Footballguys view: The Texans wide receiver corps has been reloaded with Will Fuller in the first round this year and Jaelen Strong in the third round last year, so their tight end spot in a low volume pass offense is less attractive than ever. Ryan Griffin is still the better receiving prospect, but Fiedorowicz is the better two-way tight end, and he should lead the team in tight end snaps if he stays healthy.|
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Lions | Zach Zenner fully recovered Sat Jun 25, 02:15 PM
Detroit Lions RB Zach Zenner (ribs, lung) has appeared to be fully recovered from his rib and lung injuries last season.
|Footballguys view: Zenner should be considered a slight favorite over Stevan Ridley and seventh-round pick Dwayne Washington for the power runner roster spot. If he wins the job, Zenner will have draftable value as the most likely option on traditional goal line running plays and closer when the Lions have a lead.|
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Lions | Jeremy Kerley favored for No. 3 WR? Sat Jun 25, 02:05 PM
Detroit Lions WR Jeremy Kerley is expected to be the Lions' No. 3 wide receiver behind WRs Golden Tate and Marvin Jones and ahead of WR T.J. Jones.
|Footballguys view: Kerley still has to beat out recent signing Andre Roberts and the Lions like Jones, so this is far from settled. No matter who wins, this is not going to be a fantasy-friendly role as the 5th target in the pass offense.|
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Lions | Cole Wick a roster candidate Sat Jun 25, 01:54 PM
Detroit Lions TE Cole Wick too advantage of the first-team repetitions he received this offseason. He'll have a good chance to make the 53-man roster if he continues his progress in training camp.
|Footballguys view: Brandon Pettigrew is likely to open camp on the PUP list after an ACL tear ended his 2015, so Wick might take his roster spot in the meantime. Wick isn't going to get on our fantasy radar, but he'll be a rugged blocker and complement Eric Ebron well.|
Lions | Andre Caldwell could make roster Sat Jun 25, 01:40 PM
Detroit Lions WR Andre Caldwell looked comfortable and confident with his new team in early offseason practices. He has a legitimate chance to make the final roster, in the opinion of MLive.com's Mike Mulholland.
|Footballguys view: The Lions wide receiver depth chart is wide open after Golden Tate and Marvin Jones. Veterans Jeremy Kerley and Andre Roberts are trying to get the slot receiver job along with youngster T.J. Jones. They also recently brought Anquan Boldin in for a visit, so this plot could thicken yet. Caldwell is steady, but lacks upside as a player, although his special teams contributions could give him an edge in a tight battle for one of the open spots at wide receiver.|
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NFL | Eugene Monroe prefers left tackle Sat Jun 25, 10:02 AM
Free-agent OT Eugene Monroe (Ravens) would like to stay at left tackle but is open to playing right tackle for his new team.Link to story
Giants | Eugene Monroe would not be given starting job Sat Jun 25, 10:01 AM
Free-agent OT Eugene Monroe (Ravens) may be a target for the New York Giants, but the Giants would not guarantee him a starting job if he signs with them.
|Footballguys view: Ereck Flowers is currently the starting left tackle, and the team sees him as their long-term left tackle so they might be hesitant to move to Flowers to right tackle even though current right tackle Marshall Newhouse is the starter they have less confidence in of the two. Monroe might slot best at right tackle for the Giants, but they could be ok with Newhouse if Monroe won't accept their terms, and Monroe might also be waiting for a left tackle job to come open. This situation could take until the first week or two of camp unfolds before it is resolved.|
NFL | Tarvaris Jackson arrested Sat Jun 25, 08:58 AM
Free-agent QB Tarvaris Jackson (Seahawks) was arrested Friday, June 24, and has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly pulled a gun on his wife.
|Footballguys view: Jackson was still seen as a possible signing for the Seahawks, since rookie UDFA Trevone Boykin is currently the backup quarterback. Boykin has been impressing, and the Seahawks wouldn't be the first contender to have a rookie UDFA as a backup. The Patriots had Brian Hoyer as the backup after they traded Matt Cassel in 2009. This arrest could nudge the Seahawks to go with Boykin.|
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49ers | Carlos Hyde buying into offense Fri Jun 24, 09:19 PM
San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde said he is excited about head coach Chip Kelly's offensive system and believes it will allow him to showcase all his abilities.
|Footballguys view: Hyde hasn't ever been a back that is used heavily in the passing game, and backup Shaun Draughn is better suited for the role. Still, he should be among the highest volume backs in the league when it comes to carries, and even a modest total like 25-30 catches could have him flirting with RB1 status if he stays healthy and Chip Kelly continues to run more plays than any other offense.|
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Jets | Muhammad Wilkerson ditches brace Fri Jun 24, 09:09 PM
New York Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson (leg) shared a video that showed him running without a leg brace, and he remains on track to be ready for the start of the season, if not sooner.
|Footballguys view: Wilkerson surprisingly did not draw strong trade interest during the draft, and the continuing recovery of his leg injury could be a reason. With the loss of Damon Harrison in free agency to the Giants, the Jets will need Wilkerson to earn his franchise tag salary of 15.701 million.|
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Rams | Two players waived Fri Jun 24, 08:39 PM
Los Angeles Rams WR J.J. Worton and LB Matthew Wells were waived Friday, June 24.
Bills | Seantrel Henderson wants to add weight Fri Jun 24, 05:56 PM
Buffalo Bills OT Seantrel Henderson (illness) was down to 306 pounds during minicamp because of his multiple surgeries but is looking to weigh 325 to 330 pounds when he starts playing again.
|Footballguys view: Henderson had been out of contact with the team, but he is back on their radar now. He could be a solid swing tackle with Jordan Mills currently holding down the right tackle job.|
Saints | Kyle Wilson placed on IR Fri Jun 24, 04:54 PM
New Orleans Saints CB Kyle Wilson (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, June 24. The team also signed free-agent DE C.J. Wilson (Lions). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Link to story
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Steelers | Brandon Johnson joins Pittsburgh Fri Jun 24, 04:26 PM
Undrafted free-agent RB Brandon L. Johnson (Penn State) signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers Friday, June 24. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Link to story
Titans | Dorial Green-Beckham optimistic Fri Jun 24, 04:20 PM
Tennessee Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham said he is happy with how he performed during offseason workouts and expects to be more productive in 2016 because he is more comfortable.
|Footballguys view: Green-Beckham is currently looking up at fifth-round rookie Tajae Sharpe on the depth chart, but with a good camp and preseason, he should overtake him and start outside opposite Rishard Matthews. The Titans are going to have a low volume pass offense that spreads the ball around, so Green-Beckham's sleeper status is based mostly on his talent and potential, not his situation or role.|
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Broncos | Von Miller talks dormant Fri Jun 24, 02:22 PM
Denver Broncos LB Von Miller hasn't had contract discussions with the team since early June, according to sources. Miller is under the team's control for 2016 via the franchise tag.
|Footballguys view: The Broncos have until July 15 to negotiate a long-term deal under the CBA, but the team had set an earlier deadline to get the deal done that coincided with the negotiations coming to a halt. Denver could rekindle talks at the deadline, but if they can't finish a deal, Miller could hold out instead of playing under the 14.129 million franchise tag.|
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Browns | Joe Schobert signs rookie deal Fri Jun 24, 01:55 PM
Cleveland Browns LB Joe Schobert signed his rookie four-year contract Friday, June 24.
|Footballguys view: Schobert doesn't have gaudy athletic traits, but he was highly productive at Wisconsin. He can get after the passer and drop into coverage with equal aplomb, but Schobert is not a power player and might fit best at inside linebacker in a 3-4.|
NFL | Shaun Suisham retires Fri Jun 24, 01:13 PM
Free-agent PK Shaun Suisham (Steelers) has retired Friday, June 24, due to his knee injury.Link to story
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Steelers | Shaun Suisham cut Fri Jun 24, 10:05 AM
Pittsburgh Steelers PK Shaun Suisham was released Friday, June 24. PK Chris Boswell enters training camp as the likely starter.
|Footballguys view: Boswell was first in the league in field goal attempts and makes per game last year, and he was second to only Stephen Gostkowski in scoring per game. He deserves to go in the top five kickers despite the Steelers hints that they might go for two as much as or more than any team in the league this year.|
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Redskins | Kirk Cousins talks going nowhere Fri Jun 24, 02:21 AM
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins has had discussions about a long-term deal over the last week, but talks continue to go nowhere. He's expected to play 2016 on the $19.95 million franchise tender.
|Footballguys view: Washington is smart to wait before committing what will likely be at least 40-50 million dollars guaranteed and a contract value over 100 million. Cousins' fantasy outlook is enhanced by the extra motivation to earn a life-changing contract. He is severely undervalued at an ADP of QB18.|
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Titans | Antonio Andrews stepping up Thu Jun 23, 11:53 PM
Tennessee Titans RB Antonio Andrews has responded well to the added competition of RB DeMarco Murray and RB Derrick Henry, head coach Mike Mularkey said.
|Footballguys view: Andrews powerful running style and low center of gravity makes him a useful back in an "exotic smashmouth" approach. While the Titans don't have the money or draft capital invested in him that they have in Demarco Murray and Derrick Henry, Andrews has momentum and a chip on his shoulder. We will hear from him again, but it might not be this year in Tennessee.|
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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph not lacking confidence Thu Jun 23, 09:56 PM
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph said he feels he is the best all-around tight end in the NFL, and he added that the position is about more than catching passes and running routes.
|Footballguys view: Rudolph has looked sluggish in recent years, and 2015 fifth-round pick Mycole Pruitt should secure a larger role in the passing game this year. The one thing going in his favor is improvements on the offense line that will allow him to run more pass routes. Still, the Vikings pass offense is low volume and not a fertile soil for fantasy development. Even though Rudolph is high on himself, we wouldn't look at him until the end of fantasy drafts, if at all.|
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Lions | Ameer Abdullah to carry the load? Thu Jun 23, 09:42 PM
Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah averaged 4.7 yards per carry in the second of last season, and beat writer Tim Twentyman believes Abdullah will be given the opportunity to be the lead back in 2016.
|Footballguys view: "Lead back" for the Lions will still include Theo Riddick catching 70-80 passes out of the backfield and a downhill runner like Zach Zenner or Stevan Ridley handling some of the work between the tackles. Abdullah has upside as a seventh round pick, but it is still capped by the RBBC nature of his backfield.|
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49ers | Will Redmond signs four-year deal Thu Jun 23, 07:12 PM
San Francisco 49ers CB Will Redmond signed a four-year deal Thursday, June 23. Financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
Cardinals | Corey Peters may start at nose tackle Thu Jun 23, 05:48 PM
Arizona Cardinals DT Corey Peters (Achilles') is slated to start at nose tackle this season if he is healthy, in the opinion of Darren Urban of azcardinals.com. Head coach Bruce Arians, though, did say Peters would be ready by training camp. DT Rodney Gunter will compete for the spot as well.Link to story
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NFL | Curtis Lofton hopes to play Thu Jun 23, 04:45 PM
Former Oakland Raiders LB Curtis Lofton (ankle, knee) underwent offseason surgery on his ankle and knee, but he hopes to continue playing in 2016.
|Footballguys view: Lofton is more of a downhill thumper than a versatile linebacker, and his surgeries probably won't help his case. He will likely have to wait for an injury to a starter before he gets a call.|
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NFL | Reggie Bush has received interest Thu Jun 23, 02:19 PM
Free-agent RB Reggie Bush (49ers) has received calls from two teams, but he hasn't made a decision on where he'll play in 2016.
|Footballguys view: Bush was a non-factor in 2015 and he has only appeared in 16 games over the last two seasons. He would have to land in a plum situation opened up by injury to even get on our radar this year.|
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Lions | Ameer Abdullah focused on little things Thu Jun 23, 11:22 AM
Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (shoulder), who is expected to be ready for training camp, is focused on the little things in improving as a player. 'I feel like I showed some flashes last year, but in this league you can't show flashes,' Abdullah said. 'You have to be consistent. That definitely had a lot to do with growing pains. It also had a lot to do with me being immature as a player coming straight from college and not understanding what kind of preparation and mental focus it took for such a long amount of time. I know I have a lot to give to this team and a lot to give to this league. I know I can be a good back, but it starts with those little things I mentioned earlier.'
|Footballguys view: Abdullah struggled with fumbles and uneven usage last year. The rookie, like the rest of the offense, improved with the addition of offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter, so if Abdullah can get consistent usage, including in the passing game, he could deliver on his seventh round ADP. Theo Riddick should still lead the backfield in receptions, and another back could take the short yardage work and lead the team in rushing touchdowns.|
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Redskins | Takoby Cofield could challenge for O-line Thu Jun 23, 07:29 AM
Washington Redskins OT Takoby Cofield could challenge for a spot on the active roster at left tackle with OT Trent Williams and OT Ty Nsekhe.Link to story
Raiders | DeAndre Washington might shine Thu Jun 23, 01:28 AM
Oakland Raiders RB DeAndre Washington spent some time with the first-team offense during the team's minicamp, although there has been nothing guaranteed about Washington's role going forward. Offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave see Washington as a player who can do a little bit of everything, plus help out on special teams.
|Footballguys view: The Raiders are not sold on Latavius Murray long-term, and maybe even short-term. Washington is a dynamic back with a lot of juice in his legs who could excel when the team spreads the field like his college offense did at Texas Tech. There is a chance that Washington pushes his way into a Giovani Bernard/Jeremy Hill arrangement with Murray this year, so take that into account when ranking Raiders backs.|
Raiders | Roy Helu expected to be ready for camp Thu Jun 23, 01:27 AM
Oakland Raiders RB Roy Helu (hip) did not participate in the team's offseason program as he recovered from offseason hip surgery, but head coach Jack Del Rio said Wednesday, June 22, that he expects Helu to be ready to go for training camp.
|Footballguys view: Helu will be fighting fifth-round pick DeAndre Washington for a receiving back role. While Helu has had his moments over the years, his inability to stay healthy has kept him from getting a long-term foothold in his backfield.|
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Giants | Owa Odighizuwa shines in spring Thu Jun 23, 01:25 AM
New York Giants DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa worked on the interior of the defensive line during spring practices, working alongside DT Johnathan Hankins in nickel pass-rushing defenses. His role might be similar to how the team used DE-LB Mathias Kiwanuka.
|Footballguys view: Odighizuwa is more of a linear power rusher than a bendy speed rusher, so this makes sense. Jason Pierre-Paul should be back to full speed and much more accustomed to using his fireworks-marred hand, and Olivier Vernon will give him the best running mate at defensive end that he has had in a while. The Giants pass rush is getting closer to the glory days of their Super Bowl seasons.|
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Dolphins | Backup nickel job up for grabs Thu Jun 23, 01:24 AM
Miami Dolphins CB Jordan Lucas said Wednesday, June 22, that he worked both on the boundary and in the slot over the past month. He is battling CBs Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and Tyler Patmon for the backup nickel job behind projected starter CB Bobby McCain.Link to story
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Dolphins | Jakeem Grant works in return game Thu Jun 23, 01:24 AM
Miami Dolphins WR Jakeem Grant never returned a punt at Texas Tech, but he has been returning them in offseason practices, and said Wednesday, June 22, that he is quickly getting the hang of it.Link to story
Dolphins | Leonte Carroo to shed weight Thu Jun 23, 01:18 AM
Miami Dolphins WR Leonte Carroo made a favorable impressive on the coaching staff during the team's offseason program. He said Wednesday, June 22, that his first priority is losing weight. 'I'm 217 now, trying to get down to 210,' Carroo said. 'You become faster when you shed some pounds. I don't have any bad weight on me. That's what I was at the combine. Why not be as fast and explosive as I can be?'
|Footballguys view: Carroo is a rugged receiver with speed who could push Kenny Stills for playing time by the end of the season. DeVante Parker has had a history of foot issues, so Carroo could also see more playing time if Parker struggles to stay healthy. Keep him on your rookie redraft waiver wire watch list.|
Saints | Brandon Coleman has stiff competition Wed Jun 22, 11:40 PM
New Orleans Saints WR Brandon Coleman needs a strong training camp and preseason to secure his roster spot, as the team drafted a similar type of receiver in WR Michael Thomas.
|Footballguys view: Another beat writer predicted that Coleman would hold off Thomas and become the third wide receiver, but Thomas had a tremendous spring and riffed with Drew Brees from the word go, so Coleman might be unnecessary. If the Saints let him go, he should get interest from other teams, as Coleman's size/speed combination is hard to find, and "big slot" types are getting more use around the league.|
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Saints | Austin Johnson's job security unclear Wed Jun 22, 11:40 PM
New Orleans Saints FB Austin Johnson is the only fullback on the roster currently. He has been on and off the roster recently, and his status heading into the season hinges on whether the team decides they need a fullback.Link to story
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Saints | NOLA backup RB spots up for grabs Wed Jun 22, 11:39 PM
New Orleans Saints RBs Travaris Cadet, Daniel Lasco, Marcus Murphy are likely to jockey for the spots behind RBs Mark Ingram, Tim Hightower and C.J. Spiller. Murphy and Lasco benefit special teams, with Murphy as a return man and Lasco for coverage. Cadet might also crack the roster as a runner, receiver and return man, and the final spot might come down to Cadet and Murphy and who is hotter in training camp and the preseason.
|Footballguys view: Murphy has receiving ability and could vie for the role CJ Spiller has been lackluster in so far in New Orleans. Lasco is a SPARQ freak who has top-end athleticism, but an injury-marred 2015 caused him to drop in the draft. Cadet has the most experience in the offense and could be the most productive in a receiving role. It looks like Tim Hightower will be the handcuff to Mark Ingram no matter who wins this fourth running back spot.|
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Saints | Garrett Grayson needs to show progress Wed Jun 22, 11:38 PM
New Orleans Saints QB Garrett Grayson will have to earn the No. 3 job and show some real progress to keep him roster spot. He will be slotted behind QBs Drew Brees and Luke McCown. Since the team invested a third-round pick on Grayson last year as a developmental project, he is likely to stick around.
Dolphins | Adam Gase pushing Ryan Tannehill Wed Jun 22, 10:18 PM
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill has a new head coach in Adam Gase, and the man in charge is trying to extract more from his signal caller. Gase's approach - besides extremely detailed teaching - also includes pushing Tannehill to his limits but also giving him more freedom than he has ever had. 'I put a lot on (Tannehill's) plate. It's almost to the point where it's probably too much this fast. I want to see where the breaking point is. He's been doing a good job of responding,' Gase said last week.
|Footballguys view: Tannehill has a chance to take another step with a head coach that got great football out of Peyton Manning and Jay Cutler at much later junctures in their careers. Clyde Christensen is the offensive coordinator and also a quarterback-centric coach. The Dolphins don't have much proven in the running game, but they have a good array of targets and Tannehill. He is going outside of the top 15, and sometimes outside of the top 20, making Tannehill part of the deepest fantasy quarterback class we have ever seen.|
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Titans |DeMarco Murray in better situation Wed Jun 22, 07:32 PM
Tennessee Titans RB DeMarco Murray believes Tennessee's offensive system is a better fit for him than the Philadelphia Eagles' offense. 'It's strictly downhill and that's what I've been accustomed to my entire life,' Murray said. 'Nothing against last year or what happened, it just didn't work out, but I'm very excited about this upcoming season.'
|Footballguys view: Murray was flummoxed by a Philadelphia running game that asked for more first step burst from him. A downhill running game does suit him, but it could limit the amount of read option calls for Marcus Mariota, because that requires the running back to take the carry from a standstill instead of with a head of steam. Derrick Henry will also do best in a downhill system, so while this enhances Murray, it also gives Henry a good chance to outplay him or at least be the hotter hand at times.|
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Bills | Tyrod Taylor may get in-season extension Wed Jun 22, 06:50 PM
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor and the Bills are both open to an in-season extension, according to a source. Talks have been ongoing through the offseason, but an extension is not expected before the season starts.
|Footballguys view: The Bills know Taylor can demand at least 10-12 million a year as a starting quarterback, and they need to see that he can stay healthy and effective over more than one season before committing that. It's a smart move from a money standpoint, but every game that Taylor plays well will increase what he is due on his next contract. This can only help him for fantasy, where he is going as a backup quarterback, but one that can score in the top 7-10 in any given week because of his running ability.|
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Falcons | Matt Ryan working on feet Wed Jun 22, 06:09 PM
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan has been working on increasing his comfort level with the offense this offseason. Ryan has worked in front of a mirror to try to get his feet in the right position to be able to throw the ball the way he wants to and to improve the timing of the play. He is able to watch his feet closely this way and can make sure everything is aligned correctly before dropping back.
|Footballguys view: Ryan had one of the worst years of his career in 2015, and he is going to have to rely on Julio Jones and Devonta Freeman again to power the passing game unless Mohamed Sanu is a lot better than advertised. Ryan is no longer among the QB1 or even upper QB2 ranks and he is not worth drafting in the top 15-18 quarterbacks this year.|
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Seahawks | Russell Wilson has made strides Wed Jun 22, 05:31 PM
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has made a clear step ahead this offseason, according to head coach Pete Carroll. 'His command is all-time. His ability to move defenders with his eyes to set up some things, he's consistently doing that, almost unconsciously, he's so clued in,' Carroll said. 'We saw him throw the ball all over the field throughout the offseason and he's been strong and accurate and really precise about stuff. He has had a great offseason.'
|Footballguys view: Wilson was arguably a league winner in the second half of the season last year after a slow start to the campaign. While the Seahawks won't have a high volume pass offense, Wilson has shown the efficiency and running ability to be an elite fantasy quarterback without throwing even 500 passes in a season. He deserves to go in the top five fantasy quarterbacks this year.|
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