Fantasy Football News & Views
Broncos | Peyton Manning dealing with changes (Mon Jun 29, 05:46 PM) [jump to this story]
Jets | Brandon Marshall rejuvenated? (Mon Jun 29, 05:24 PM) [jump to this story]
Eagles | Sam Bradford to be ready for training camp? (Mon Jun 29, 05:16 PM) [jump to this story]
Saints | C.J. Spiller a good fit in New Orleans? (Sun Jun 28, 08:52 PM) [jump to this story]
Browns | Too soon to write off Johnny Manziel? (Sun Jun 28, 08:42 PM) [jump to this story]
Texans | Jadeveon Clowney ahead of schedule Sat Jun 20, 09:04 PM
Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is progressing so well from microfracture surgery that the new goal is to have him on the field for the start of training camp.
|Footballguys view: Clowney was the first-overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, but he didn't make much of an impact last year as a rookie. Inactive for most of the season, Clowney only appeared in four games and made a total of seven tackles for the year. Reports have been positive about his recovery, but we won't know how the cartilage in his knee regenerates until he gets back to the football field in a full role. He may be ready for the start of training camp, but the Texans will ease him into action.|
Jadeveon Clowney player page
Vikings | Mike Wallace bonding with QB Sat Jun 20, 07:28 PM
Minnesota Vikings WR Mike Wallace has been working to develop a bond with QB Teddy Bridgewater this offseason. 'We've linked up at the crib a couple of times, about three or four times already since I've been here and just vibe. You can talk a little bit about football but really just getting a connection and a bond. On the field, it's going to come naturally,' said Wallace.
|Footballguys view: Good news for the Vikings here. Wallace never really forged a strong bond with Ryan Tannehill in Miami, and it will be interesting to see if he and Teddy Bridgewater have better on-field chemistry. Wallace is currently getting drafted at WR34 (7.08) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
Mike Wallace player page
Bears | CHI needs group effort at WR Sat Jun 20, 07:21 PM
The Chicago Bears will be counting on a group effort from WRs Kevin White, Eddie Royal and Marquess Wilson to make up for Brandon Marshall's lost production. WR Alshon Jeffery is expected to fully takeover as the No. 1 receiver in Chicago.
|Footballguys view: We'd love Kevin White more in this situation if John Fox wasn't the head coach in Chicago. Fox is a fine head coach, but he isn't known for overusing his rookies. White might have to work his way up the depth chart, and he's currently competing to be the third WR in Chicago behind Jeffery and Royal.|
Eddie Royal player page
Alshon Jeffery player page
Marquess Wilson player page
Kevin White player page
Ravens | Jeremy Zuttah practices Sat Jun 20, 03:52 PM
Baltimore Ravens C Jeremy Zuttah (hip) practiced on a limited basis Thursday, June 18, as he continues to recover from hip surgery this offseason.Link to story
Texans | Jaelen Strong could start Sat Jun 20, 03:22 PM
Houston Texans WR Jaelen Strong has a chance to start in his rookie year, according to Tania Ganguli of ESPN.com.
|Footballguys view: Strong was one of our favorite receivers in this year's draft class. He reminds us a lot of a young Marques Colston because of his size and run-after-the-catch ability. We'd be more excited about the Texans passing game if their quarterback situation wasn't so terrible. Strong will compete with veteran Cecil Shorts to start opposite DeAndre Hopkins. Shorts might end up as a better slot option if he can beat out Nate Washington.|
Jaelen Strong player page
Buccaneers | Tight ends to be used more in TB? Sat Jun 20, 02:55 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins could be used more this year in new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter's system. ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas believes Seferian-Jenkins will be a big part of the offense in 2015.
|Footballguys view: Fantasy owners take note here. Often with a rookie quarterback, the tight end can be a relief valve receiver targeted early and often. Seferian-Jenkins is quite talented--and a huge target for Jameis Winston. Right now, fantasy owners should consider him a TE2 with low-end TE1 upside.|
Austin Seferian-Jenkins player page
Eagles | Miles Austin impressing head coach Sat Jun 20, 02:49 PM
Philadelphia Eagles WR Miles Austin has impressed head coach Chip Kelly this offseason. Kelly praised Austin's route-running, separation and his understanding of leverage and coverage. Kelly added that Austin has good range, is intelligent and catches the ball well.
|Footballguys view: We're not shocked by this news given Austin's veteran savvy as a player. Austin is likely to make the Eagles final roster as the 4th or 5th receiver on the depth chart.|
Miles Austin player page
Patriots | Aaron Dobson healthy, more comfortable Sat Jun 20, 02:05 PM
New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (hamstring) said he's feeling well and is more comfortable with the offense this year. 'I learned a lot, [I got] a lot of mental [repetitions]. I'm getting more comfortable with the playbook.' Dobson is competing with Brandon Gibson, Josh Boyce and Brian Tyms for roster spots this year.
|Footballguys view: Dobson is in a make-or-break season with the Patriots. They drafted him in the second round of the 2013 NFL draft with the idea that he could be a threat on the outside. Injuries and inconsistencies have derailed his pro career, and Dobson only have three catches in 2014. Reports indicate he's been taking advantage of his opportunities in minicamp and OTAs. Dynasty owners can buy low right now if so inclined.|
Aaron Dobson player page
Jets | Stevan Ridley could start on PUP Sat Jun 20, 01:41 PM
New York Jets RB Stevan Ridley (knee) may begin the regular season on the Physically Unable to Perform list as he continues to recover from knee surgery, according to Dom Cosentino of NJ.com.
|Footballguys view: If Ridley is not ready for training camp, the odds of him being placed on the PUP to start the season increase. If Week 1 rolls around and Ridley is on the PUP list, then he'll have to miss the first six weeks of the season. Chris Ivory and Zac Stacy are going to compete for the starting job in training camp.|
Stevan Ridley player page
49ers | Quinton Patton will have opportunity Sat Jun 20, 01:32 PM
San Francisco 49ers WR Quinton Patton has been flashy this offseason and will have a real opportunity to prove himself this year, according to wide receivers coach Ronald Curry.
|Footballguys view: He's had a disappointing career up to this point with only six catches in two years. Patton had been buried on the depth chart and has only appeared in 10 games. He's a fine route-runner with the ability to gain separation after the break. Patton will compete with Bruce Ellington and Jerome Simpson for the team's WR3 job.|
Quinton Patton player page
Lions | Calvin Johnson has lots left in tank Sat Jun 20, 01:15 PM
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson said he still has big years ahead of him despite now being 30 years old. Johnson said he's feeling well after having a full offseason to heal after dealing with a high-ankle sprain last season. Johnson added that the offense is 100% better this year than it was last year at this time.
|Footballguys view: Johnson is superhuman, and he should still be taken as a WR1 for fantasy owners. His current ADP is WR6 (2.02) in 12-team PPR leagues. While he may not post similar numbers to what he did in 2012 (122 catches, 1,964 yards), we're expecting Johnson to have a bounce-back season after a 2014 where he never was quite himself. Snaring 10 touchdowns and getting about 1,400 yards receiving is not out of the question.|
Calvin Johnson player page
Rams | OC impressed with Tavon Austin Sat Jun 20, 10:59 AM
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin was impressive during the offseason workouts, according to offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti. 'Tavon Austin's had a great offseason,' Cignetti said. 'It starts in the classroom. He's learning. He's paying attention. He's bringing it to the practice field. You just see it from his route running. What a difference. His effort, his attention to details. Every day out there, the guy's made plays.'
|Footballguys view: Austin is super quick and difficult to tackle in the open field, but he's yet to make much of an impact at the pro level. He's no better than 4th on the depth chart right now in St. Louis, and Austin is unlikely to climb unless injuries hit. In return leagues he'll have some value, and he might be a cheap flier to take in certain matchups in DFS.|
Tavon Austin player page
Dolphins | No offer for Evan Mathis Sat Jun 20, 10:06 AM
Free-agent OG Evan Mathis (Eagles) is receiving interest from the Miami Dolphins but has not received a formal offer from them at this point.
|Footballguys view: Mathis is still one of the best guards in the game today, but he's reportedly seeking a contract that pays him more than $5 million annually. The Dolphins have limited salary cap space and may not be able to afford him....even though they could really use help on the interior offensive line.|
Panthers | Cam Newton to be turned loose Fri Jun 19, 09:48 PM
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton won't run less in 2015 because of the contract extension he received, general manager Dave Gettleman said. 'He's got to be Cam,' Gettleman said. 'You don't hold back a thoroughbred, you don't.'
|Footballguys view: Great news, let's see this happen! Newton is best when he's fearless as a runner or passer. If he's not worried about rushing the ball, he should be more productive. We'll see if he can finish as a top-5 fantasy QB this season.|
Cam Newton player page
Jets | Eric Decker happy with new role Fri Jun 19, 09:37 PM
New York Jets WR Eric Decker has embraced his move to the No. 2 receiver behind WR Brandon Marshall, saying the arrangement 'will create more stress for the defense.'
|Footballguys view: Decker is better as a WR2...he was with the Broncos behind Demaryius Thomas, and he'll be better opposite Brandon Marshall with the Jets. He'll see more single coverage, and he's got the ability to move the chains. We trust that OC Chan Gailey will be able to craft an offense that is good for QB Geno Smith. That should have a trickle down affect with Decker and the rest of the passing game.|
Brandon Marshall player page
Eric Decker player page
Eagles | Darren Sproles working as WR Fri Jun 19, 09:26 PM
Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles has worked with the wide receivers as much as the running backs during the offseason as part of a plan by head coach Chip Kelly to have him more involved in the offense.
|Footballguys view: Whatever it takes. Sproles can work well as a runner and receiver out of the backfield...but he has to be used in space. As a receiver, Sproles can get open because his foot frequency and quickness after the break.|
Darren Sproles player page
Eagles | Zach Ertz ready to take next step? Fri Jun 19, 09:15 PM
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz has spent the offseason traveling around the country to improve as a blocker and a receiver, head coach Chip Kelly said Thursday, June 18, and RB Darren Sproles said Ertz is 'about to be a superstar.'
|Footballguys view: Tight end talent is rather thin around the NFL. This is why fantasy owners need to keep Ertz in mind during their draft. He's currently coming off the board at TE8 (8.03) in 12-team PPR leagues. If healthy, the role is there for Ertz to perhaps finish the season as a top-5 fantasy tight end.|
Zach Ertz player page
Bills | Matt Cassel could be on the bubble Fri Jun 19, 08:48 PM
Buffalo Bills QB Matt Cassel could be on the roster bubble if he struggles during training camp. The team would save $4.15 million in salary cap space if he is released.
|Footballguys view: Even though he's the most experienced quarterback on the roster in Buffalo, nobody should think Cassel's roster spot is safe. If he struggles in training camp and the preseason, the Bills could just let him go and start either E.J. Manuel or Tyrod Taylor.|
Matt Cassel player page
Rams | Todd Gurley's availability still unknown Fri Jun 19, 07:34 PM
St. Louis Rams RB Todd Gurley's (knee) timetable is still up in the air as he continues to rehabilitate from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.
|Footballguys view: Fisher said Gurley has been doing well but could start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list if necessary. On the PUP list to start the season, Gurley would be forced out of action for the first six weeks of the regular season. After that, the Rams would then have three weeks to decide whether or not to activate him or put him on season-ending Injured Reserve. Fisher added that if Gurley does not go on the PUP list, he could play sooner than people think.|
Todd Gurley player page
49ers | Jarryd Hayne had surgery Fri Jun 19, 07:12 PM
San Francisco 49ers RB Jarryd Hayne (foot) recently underwent minor surgery on his left foot to remove a cyst. Hayne said his foot would remain bandaged for 12 days.
|Footballguys view: Hayne is the Australian rugby star who is trying to make it in the NFL. He's been criticized on offense as he doesn't run with proper pad level. If Hayne wants to make the team, he'll have to do it with his special teams ability.|
Raiders | Mario Edwards Jr. signed Fri Jun 19, 06:28 PM
Oakland Raiders second-round pick DE Mario Edwards Jr. signed his four-year rookie contract Friday, June 19. Financial terms were undisclosed.
|Footballguys view: Edwards isn't much of a pass-rusher, but he does have a powerful base to stand strong as a run-stuffer. In college at Florida State, Edwards didn't ever truly play up to his potential...and that potentially sky-high level remains untapped.|
Mario Edwards Jr player page
Titans | Marcus Mariota last 1st-rounder unsigned Fri Jun 19, 06:20 PM
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota is the only unsigned first-round draft pick as of Friday, June 19. Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean said a deal will get done and that there's plenty of time to do so before training camp commences.
|Footballguys view: The days of rookie holdouts don't exist anymore in the NFL. With a rookie salary cap in place, rookies are slotted to be a little less than the player in front of him (Jameis Winston) and a little more than the player selected behind him (Dante Fowler). Mariota (like Winston) gets a slight bump in pay because of the premium price that quarterbacks get.|
Marcus Mariota player page
Chiefs | Sign Jeret Smith Fri Jun 19, 06:09 PM
Undrafted free-agent WR Jeret Smith (McMurry) signed an undisclosed contract with the Kansas City Chiefs Friday, June 19.
|Footballguys view: Smith has hung around the Chiefs as a tryout player in rookie minicamp and OTAs this offseason. He can run drag routes across the middle and move the chains. Smith finished his college career as McMurray's leader in yards receiving (2,729 yards) on 181 receptions, which ranked second in school history.|
Patriots | Fred Davis released Fri Jun 19, 05:55 PM
New England Patriots TE Fred Davis was released Friday, June 19.
|Footballguys view: Davis just isn't the same player he used to be, and he was a longshot to make the final roster behind Rob Gronkowski and Scott Chandler. We might see another team take a chance on the veteran, but there's also a chance that his career is done.|
Fred Davis player page
Chargers | Ladarius Green to see more touches? Fri Jun 19, 05:51 PM
San Diego Chargers TE Ladarius Green may be more involved in the offense this year, according to QB Philip Rivers. 'I hope and I think we all agree that he needs to be a bigger part of [the offense] as we move forward this year,' Rivers said. 'We need to have him be a weapon for us because he'll be a heck of a matchup for us on some defenses.'
|Footballguys view: The idea of a smaller role for Antonio Gates has already been floated earlier this offseason. That would mean a larger role for Green. Fantasy owners should wait to see how things work out in training camp and the preseason before they go nuts for Green. The situation is fluid, so make sure to watch things unfold in August.|
Ladarius Green player page
Bears | Kevin White should return for TC Fri Jun 19, 05:39 PM
Chicago Bears WR Kevin White (undisclosed) should be available for training camp July 30, according to head coach John Fox. White missed all of minicamp with an undisclosed medical issue.
|Footballguys view: White has incredible talent, but Bears head coach John Fox doesn't use rookies as much as he should (see Cody Latimer last year). We'll see if White can stay healthy and push Eddie Royal for the WR2 spot opposite Alshon Jefferey.|
Kevin White player page
Browns | Two roster moves made Fri Jun 19, 04:51 PM
Free-agent WR Shane Wynn (Falcons) was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns Friday, June 19. WR Paul Browning was subsequently released.
|Footballguys view: Wynn, a 5-6, 167-pound rookie from Indiana, goes to Cleveland after spending the offseason with the Falcons, who signed him as an undrafted free agent following the 2015 NFL Draft. He's a native of Cleveland, and Wynn is obviously a return specialist and not much of a pro receiving threat.|
Titans | Jeremiah Poutasi signs Fri Jun 19, 04:49 PM
Tennessee Titans third-round pick OT Jeremiah Poutasi signed his four-year rookie contract Friday, June 19. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Poutasi might be best suited as a guard in the NFL. He's limited athletically, but Poutasi has a large frame that eats up space.|
Saints | HC excited to use C.J. Spiller Fri Jun 19, 04:37 PM
New Orleans Saints RB C.J. Spiller will have plays designed specifically for him in head coach Sean Payton's offense.
|Footballguys view: Fantasy owners should be excited about Spiller's potential as well. Payton said he's anxious to see how Spiller fits into the offense with his speed and good hands. Spiller is RB17 (4.03) in 12-team PPR drafts right now.|
C.J. Spiller player page
Bengals | Marvin Jones having good offseason Fri Jun 19, 04:28 PM
Cincinnati Bengals WR Marvin Jones (foot, ankle) supposedly looked quicker than he did before missing last season with a broken ankle. Jones was able to get a good amount of repetitions and get his timting back with QB Andy Dalton, according to Coley Harvey of ESPN.com.
|Footballguys view: Message! Jones has a ton of talent, he just needs to stay healthy and he will produce for the Bengals...and for his fantasy owners. As the Bengals WR2 he could snare about 50 passes this season with 4-6 touchdowns thrown in.|
Marvin Jones player page
Falcons | Roddy White won't be given days off Fri Jun 19, 03:45 PM
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (leg) will not be granted days off once training camp begins, despite his veteran status and recent leg and ankle issues, according to head coach Dan Quinn. White did miss two days of minicamp.
|Footballguys view: White's going to be fine. He'll work well in the Kyle Shanahan offense as the team's WR2 opposite Julio Jones. With a current ADP of WR33 (7.06), White could be a valuable WR3 for fantasy owners.|
Roddy White player page
Falcons | Devonta Freeman has groin injury Fri Jun 19, 03:23 PM
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (groin) has a mild groin strain that kept him off the field for the final day of minicamp.
|Footballguys view: Not that big of a deal because it's a minor injury and we're heading into a month or so of rest before training camp begins. Freeman will compete with rookie Tevin Coleman to be the Falcons starter this season.|
Devonta Freeman player page
Steelers | Markus Wheaton learning slot role Fri Jun 19, 02:49 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton said the slot position is not out of his comfort zone, but there are things he needs to learn that are different from playing on the outside.
|Footballguys view: Wheaton said he's seeing a lot of the same defensive reads in the slot that he did on the outside. Getting him in the slot gives Wheaton a clean release off the line of scrimmage. He'll get into his routes quicker, and we know that he's been a sharp route-runner since his days in college at Oregon State.|
Markus Wheaton player page
Seahawks | Russell Wilson won't be distracted Fri Jun 19, 02:44 PM
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson won't let the prospect of a long-term deal distract him this season.
|Footballguys view: We have no doubt Wilson will be okay. Wilson said he hopes a deal gets done before training camp, but said if talks stretch into the season that he wouldn't let that affect what he does on the field.|
Russell Wilson player page
Ravens | C.J. Mosley to be ready for training camp Fri Jun 19, 02:25 PM
Baltimore Ravens LB C.J. Mosley (wrist) said he'll be full-go once training camp begins.
|Footballguys view: Mosley is recovering from wrist surgery and practiced in a limited capacity while wearing a brace during minicamp.|
C.J. Mosley player page
Ravens | Dennis Pitta not cleared Fri Jun 19, 02:19 PM
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) was not medically cleared to practice in minicamp as he continues to recover from his second dislocated and fractured hip in as many years. Even if he's cleared, Pitta will need to decide for himself if he wants to continue playing.
|Footballguys view: Pitta's career may be over. Fantasy owners should have moved on as the Ravens have. Rookie Maxx Williams should eventually be their top tight end.|
Dennis Pitta player page
Browns | Johnny Manziel struggling with accuracy Fri Jun 19, 01:25 PM
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel continues to struggle with throwing accuracy, but he showed improvement in little things, such as getting the plays called and off on time.
|Footballguys view: Well, everything has to start somewhere. Manziel is far from the starting lineup at this point, and we'll see if he can become a more accurate passer with preseason and training camp reps. He'll likely begin the season as a backup, but the team might give him one more (last?) chance if/when Josh McCown struggles.|
Johnny Manziel player page
Browns | Isaiah Crowell could be lead back Fri Jun 19, 01:18 PM
Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell could be the workhorse back if his ball security improves, according to offensive coordinator John DeFilippo.
|Footballguys view: Fumbling is the big issue Crowell needs to overcome. He's a naturally instinctive runner with the power to wear down an opponent as the game goes on. However, Crowell is not much of a receiving threat and that's why rookie Duke Johnson is going to be in the mix here as a change-of-pace back.|
Isaiah Crowell player page
Falcons | Devonta Freeman to be versatile Fri Jun 19, 01:09 PM
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman will be used in a lot of different ways, including as a receiver, according to head coach Dan Quinn. 'I knew Devonta had terrific hands, but I probably didn't appreciate the good route-running ability coming out of Florida State and the development he made with (former running backs coach) Gerald (Brown) and the guys here last year. He can really run routes.'
|Footballguys view: We love Freeman's upside. He has a low center of gravity and this helps him change direction quickly without losing much speed or burst/power. In training camp, Freeman will have to hold off rookie Tevin Coleman for the starting job. However, this is likely to be some form of RBBC where both backs get used. We're expecting Freeman to get first crack at being the lead back here.|
Devonta Freeman player page
Patriots | Malcom Brown signs deal Fri Jun 19, 12:48 PM
New England Patriots DT Malcom Brown signed his rookie four-year deal Friday, June 19.
|Footballguys view: Brown does a good job of quickly getting off the line of scrimmage after the snap. He has the ability to push blockers back into the quarterback. Brown can control his man at the point of attack, and he does a good job of finding the running back in the backfield.|
Malcom Brown player page
NFL | Chris Ogbonnaya retires Fri Jun 19, 11:21 AM
Free-agent RB Chris Ogbonnaya (Giants) announced his retirement Friday, June 19.
|Footballguys view: We'll miss "Silent G" on the Black Eyed Joe All-Nickname Team. He carved out a longer career in the pros than some thought he could.|
Chris Ogbonnaya player page
Giants | Landon Collins signs Fri Jun 19, 11:00 AM
New York Giants SS Landon Collins signed his rookie four-year deal Friday, June 19.
|Footballguys view: Collins is decisive as a run-defender, and he arrives at the ball with natural violence. He's an intimidating presence who can star playing close to the line of scrimmage. Collins is a smart defender who puts himself in the right position as a coverage player, but he needs to make better plays on the ball.|
Landon Collins player page
Panthers | Cam Newton works on footwork Fri Jun 19, 09:14 AM
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton has better footwork and decision making in what head coach Ron Rivera called the best he has seen from Newton in practice this week. 'I think it's all part of his growth,' said Rivera. 'Again, he's a young man. He came into this league after playing only one year of major-college football. I think it's been good for him. I think his development is really headed in the right direction and again the big plus is we've had him (healthy) for all the OTAs (organized team activities) and minicamp this year.'
|Footballguys view: All reports out of Panthers camp indicate that Newton may be taking his game to another level this year. The team has put better weapons around him in the passing game, and Newton seems intent on cleaning up the parts of his game that need the most work. Newton is coming off the board at QB7 (7.02) in 12-team PPR leagues right now, but he may finish as a top-5 fantasy quarterback as he did in both 2011 and 2012 (4th-best in those seasons).|
Cam Newton player page
Vikings | Cordarrelle Patterson not starting? Fri Jun 19, 12:33 AM
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson has been working with the second-team offense, but offensive coordinator Norv Turner said he expects Patterson to carve out a role.
|Footballguys view: Patterson has the natural talent to be the starter, but he's yet to play up to his potential. The Vikings can't afford to wait around. We'll see if Patterson can work his way up the depth chart.|
Cordarrelle Patterson player page
Redskins | Washington backup QB job up for grabs Fri Jun 19, 12:06 AM
Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy and QB Kirk Cousins have created no separation from each other in their battle to be the primary backup quarterback in 2015, and head coach Jay Gruden said their performance in the preseason games could be the deciding factor.
|Footballguys view: McCoy isn't going to go down without a fight. It's a good problem for Washington to have, and a battle for dynasty owners to monitor in training camp.|
Colt McCoy player page
Kirk Cousins player page
Buccaneers | Jameis Winston following advice Thu Jun 18, 11:19 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston said he appreciates the advice he has received from DT Gerald McCoy and believes it is helping him earn the respect of the veterans on the team.
|Footballguys view: It's a wise move for the rookie here. Winston needs a roadmap to be a professional, and it's good for him to listen to quality veteran players like McCoy.|
Gerald McCoy player page
Jameis Winston player page
NFL | John Moffitt drawing interest Thu Jun 18, 10:58 PM
Free-agent OG John Moffitt unretired Wednesday, June 17, and cleared waivers Thursday, June 18. He is free to sign with a team of his choosing. The Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins, Tampa Buccaneers, New York Jets and Houston Texans are expected to show strong interest, according to Ross Jones of FOX Sports.Link to story
Eagles | Josh Huff showing flashes in minicamp Thu Jun 18, 09:28 PM
Philadelphia Eagles WR Josh Huff has shown flashes of improvements in his route running and his downfield catching ability, this spring, but consistency remains an issue. Huff has already been outplayed by rookie Nelson Agholor, who is his biggest threat for playing time in 2015. 'I'm a competitor, but I don't really pay attention to that,' Huff said. 'They brought him in because he does things really well, and I do things really well, Jordan [does] things really well, Coop [does] things really well. Whatever can help our team get over that hump, then I'm all for it. But I'm going to do everything I can to better my technique,' said Huff.
|Footballguys view: Huff is a player who gets by on moxie and determination. Agholor is a player with a refined skill set and the natural ability to be one of the best in the game at his position. That difference has already been made clear in minicamp and OTAs. We're excited about Agholor's upside this season, and Huff isn't likely to be much of a fantasy factor in 2015 unless someone gets hurt above him on the depth chart.|
Josh Huff player page
NFL | Terrelle Pryor to try WR Thu Jun 18, 09:26 PM
Free-agent QB Terrelle Pryor is going to give it a shot at playing wide receiver in the NFL. Some teams have already expressed an interest.
|Footballguys view: Finally! Pryor's career as a QB has gone bust in the NFL. However, he's big, fast and physical. We think he could play wide receiver or tight end in the NFL.|
Terrelle Pryor player page
Jaguars | Blake Bortles progressing Thu Jun 18, 09:21 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles has impressed his coaches with his progression and approach to the game since the end of the 2014 season.
|Footballguys view: The Jaguars have put better weapons around Bortles for the 2015 season. They've also made additions to the offensive line that should better protect him this year. We're not expecting a huge step forward for Bortles this year, but seeing steady progress is a realistic possibility for the second-year quarterback.|
Blake Bortles player page