Fantasy Football News & Views
Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott can help defense (Wed May 4, 04:46 PM) [jump to this story]
Patriots | Tom Brady has more time to appeal (Tue May 3, 04:52 PM) [jump to this story]
Raiders | Clive Walford injured in accident (Tue May 3, 12:23 PM) [jump to this story]
Vikings | Laquon Treadwell a physical receiver (Tue May 3, 02:40 AM) [jump to this story]
Redskins | Kirk Cousins fine with contract status (Mon May 2, 01:41 PM) [jump to this story]
Vikings | Sign Joel Stave Sun May 1, 01:56 PM
Free-agent QB Joel Stave (Wisconsin) signed an undisclosed deal with the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, May 1. signed an undisclosed deal with the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, May 1.
|Footballguys view: Stave has great size at 6'5" 236 with 10 3/4" hands, and tremendous arm strength, and well, that's about it. Tom Savage got drafted in the fourth round with not much more, so the Vikings or another team could try to develop him.|
Giants | Josh Woodrum signs Sun May 1, 01:40 PM
Liberty QB Josh Woodrum signed an undisclosed deal with the New York Giants Sunday, May 1.
|Footballguys view: Woodrum has size, arm strength, and athleticism, but he is a long-term project just to get to backup level. Ryan Nassib will be a free agent next year, so Woodrum might get to grow on the practice squad for a year before the Giants ask him to compete for that job.|
Vikings | Willie Beavers to be used at guard Sun May 1, 12:51 PM
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said OG Willie Beavers, who was selected in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL draft, will be tried at guard first, even though he spent most of the 2015 season at Western Michigan as a left tackle. Beavers' first experience playing guard came in the Senior Bowl in January.Link to story
Vikings | T.J. Clemmings moving to left tackle Sun May 1, 12:47 PM
Minnesota Vikings OT T.J. Clemmings, who started all 16 games at right tackle last season, will move to left tackle to serve as the backup to OT Matt Kalil, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Kalil is entering the final year of his contract and the team had a logjam at right tackle due to the free-agent signing of OT Andre Smith and the return of OT Phil Loadholt, who missed the entire 2015 season with a torn Achilles' tendon.
|Footballguys view: Clemmings was one of a long line of Vikings' draft steals under GM Rick Spielman. He is a mauler, but raw as a pass blocker. Minnesota might not have any of the top tackles in the league, but they have the best tackle depth in the league.|
Patriots | Seven UDFAs sign with Patriots Sun May 1, 12:36 PM
The New England Patriots have agreed to terms with unrestricted free-agent CB V'Angelo Bentley (Illinois), DT Woodrow Hamilton (Mississippi State), LB CJ Johnson (Mississippi State), CB Jonathan Jones (Auburn), RB Shaquille Powell (Duke), TE Steven Scheu (Vanderbilt) and WR/TE De'Runnya Wilson (Mississippi State) on undisclosed deals.
|Footballguys view: Wilson is a huge receiver with bottom of the barrel movement skills. Maybe the Patriots can make him into a viable receiving tight end.|
Chiefs | Terrance Smith signs with Chiefs Sun May 1, 12:34 PM
The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to terms with undrafted free-agent LB Terrance Smith (Florida State) on an undisclosed deal Sunday, May 1.Link to story
Titans | Morgan Burns signs with Titans Sun May 1, 12:31 PM
The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with undrafted free-agent CB Morgan Burns (Kansas State) on an undisclosed deal Sunday, May 1.Link to story
Panthers | Six UDFAs agree with Panthers Sun May 1, 12:02 PM
The Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms with undrafted free-agent FB/TE Andrew Bonnet (North Dakota State), S Jeremy Cash (Duke), WR Keyarris Garrett (Tulsa), RB Devon Johnson (Marshall), WR Jenson Stoshak (Florida Atlantic) and TE Jake McGee (Florida) on undisclosed deals.
|Footballguys view: Garrett is a long receiver with deceptive speed and game in the air. It was surprising to see him go undrafted. Johnson is a smashmouth power back who could win a role in a running game that uses multiple backs. McGee and Cash were also among the top UDFAs, carrying draftable grades on most boards. The Panthers had the best UDFA haul of any team.|
Cardinals | Hakeem Valles signs deal with Cards Sun May 1, 09:54 AM
The Arizona Cardinals agreed to terms with undrafted free-agent TE Hakeem Valles (Monmouth) on an undisclosed deal Sunday, May 1.
|Footballguys view: Almost any move by the Cardinals at the TE position can be ignored in the fantasy community as Arizona doesn't use them as receivers much.|
Jets | Kyle Friend signs deal with Jets Sun May 1, 09:45 AM
The New York Jets agreed to terms with undrafted free-agent C Kyle Friend (Temple) on an undisclosed deal Sunday, May 1.Link to story
Jets | Robby Anderson inks deal with Jets Sun May 1, 09:42 AM
The New York Jets agreed to terms with undrafted free-agent WR Robby Anderson (Temple) on an undisclosed deal Sunday, May 1.
|Footballguys view: Anderson was an interesting player to watch at the East-West Shrine Game earlier this year. He's tall but thin, but Anderson has shown the ability on film to gain separation and make plays at the highest point of the catch. He could stick around on the Jets practice squad if he continues to impress.|
Eagels | Coach wanted Wendell Smallwood Sun May 1, 09:30 AM
Philadelphia Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood was a player head coach Doug Pederson was hoping the team drafted.
|Footballguys view: Smallwood is more of a third-down back type and could take over the Darren Sproles role in the offense eventually. While he's not a true feature back, if Ryan Mathews goes down, Smallwood is as good an option to replace him as any on the roster, assuming he makes the team.|
Ravens | Keenan Reynolds working on kick returns Sun May 1, 09:00 AM
Baltimore Ravens RB/WR Keenan Reynolds has been working on returning kicks with retired RB Brian Mitchell.
|Footballguys view: Reynolds can do almost anything. A QB at Navy, Reynolds is best going to transition to the pros as a gadget RB or WR. He was impressive at the East-West Shrine Game earlier this year, and Reynolds could easily make the final roster or practice squad based on his agility and big-play ability.|
Colts | Owner wants Andrew Luck signed soon Sun May 1, 08:48 AM
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck is having serious contract negotiations with the organization, and owner Jim Irsay said he would like Luck signed by the start of training camp in July.
|Footballguys view: What was the old line from Terrell Owens? "It's only a matter of time!" That's right, as in the near future we expect to see Luck rewarded with a contract that makes him the highest paid QB in the NFL. He's the key to their success, and the Colts need to do anything they can to lock him down for years to come.|
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Browns | Cody Kessler will get chance to start Sun May 1, 01:16 AM
Cleveland Browns QB Cody Kessler will have a legitimate shot to beat out QB Robert Griffin III for the starting job in training camp and the preseason. 'It's a competition. We'll let it play out,' executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown said Saturday, April 30.
|Footballguys view: This seems ludicrous on its face, but an open competition is probably best for everyone. If Kessler somehow wins, it's a terrible sign for Griffin's career at this point.|
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Seahawks | Seattle adds more UDFAs Sat Apr 30, 11:54 PM
The Seattle Seahawks agreed to terms with undrafted free-agents RB Tre Madden (Southern California) on an undisclosed deal Saturday, April 30.Link to story
Panthers | Jared Norris headed to Charlotte Sat Apr 30, 11:54 PM
The Carolina Panthers agreed to terms with undrafted free-agent LB Jared Norris (Utah) on an undisclosed deal Saturday, April 30.Link to story
Packers | Tyler Kuder to join the Pack Sat Apr 30, 11:53 PM
The Green Bay Packers agreed to terms with undrafted free-agent DT Tyler Kuder (Idaho State) on an undisclosed deal Saturday, April 30.Link to story
49ers | Two UDFAs agree with Niners Sat Apr 30, 11:52 PM
Undrafted free-agent DE Jason Fanaika (Utah) and PK John Lunsford (Liberty) agreed to terms on an undisclosed deal Saturday, April 30.Link to story
49ers | Devon Cajuste stays in Bay Area Sat Apr 30, 11:52 PM
Undrafted free-agent TE Devon Cajuste (Stanford) agreed to terms on an undisclosed deal Saturday, April 30.Link to story
Chargers | Bolts add several UDFAs Sat Apr 30, 11:51 PM
The San Diego Chargers agreed to terms with undrafted free-agents QB Mike Bercovici (Arizona State), RB Kenneth Farrow (Houston), OL Tyler Johnstone (Oregon), WR Jamaal Jones (Montana), WR Dom Williams (Washington) and CB Trevor Williams (Penn State) to undisclosed deals Saturday, April 30.
|Footballguys view: Keep an eye on Bercovici. In super deep dynasty leagues we are very interested in his development. It could be nothing, but he flashed the skill set (arm strength, athleticism, gun-slinger mentality) to perhaps develop into a player we'll be talking about more.|
Cardinals | Jake Coker heads to Arizona Sat Apr 30, 11:50 PM
The Arizona Cardinals agreed to terms with undrafted free-agent QB Jake Coker (Alabama) Saturday, April 30. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.
|Footballguys view: He played in a lot of big games during his college career at Florida State and Alabama, but Coker is likely to be only a camp arm for the Cardinals.|
Bills | Glenn Gronkowski heads to Buffalo Sat Apr 30, 11:50 PM
Undrafted free-agent RB Glenn Gronkowski (Kansas State) has agreed to terms on an undisclosed deal with the Buffalo Bills Saturday, April 30.
|Footballguys view: The final of the Gronkowski brothers, Glenn is a Fullback/H-back 'tweener. He would regularly line up in the slot then motion to the backfield as a lead blocker at Kansas State. That's what he'll do now if he makes the Bills.|
Raiders | Several UDFAs head to Oakland Sat Apr 30, 11:19 PM
The Oakland Raiders agreed to terms with undrafted free-agents WR K.J. Brent (Wake Forest), DL James Crowser (Southern Utah), LB Perez Ford (Northern Illinois), WR Marvin Hall (Washington), DB Antonio Hamilton (South Carolina State), WR Johnny Holton (Cncinnati), DL Drew Iddings (South Dakota), OL Denver Kirkland (Arkansas), DT Darius Latham (Indiana), WR Max McCaffrey (Duke), OL Oni Omoile (Iowa State), RB Jalen Richard (Southern Mississippi), OL Terran Vaughn (Stephen F. Austin) and LB Kyrie Wilson (Fresno State) on undisclosed deals Saturday, April 30.
|Footballguys view: McCaffrey is the player to watch here. The son of former Denver Broncos WR Ed McCaffrey, Max displayed a ton of speed on film and at Duke's pro day. He was a standout player during the week of practice for the NFLPA game earlier this year, and McCaffrey has no problem regularly taking the top off the defense.|
Texans | More UDFAs for Houston Sat Apr 30, 11:00 PM
The Houston Texans signed undrafted free-agents WR Tevin Jones (Memphis), DE Ufomba Kamalu (Miami-Fla.), LB Shakeel Rashad (North Carolina), OT Arturo Uzdavinis (Tulane), FB Soma Vainuku (Southern California) and CB Cleveland Wallace (San Jose State) to undisclosed deals Saturday, April 30.Link to story
Texans | Houston lands several UDFAs Sat Apr 30, 10:39 PM
Undrafted free-agents DE Joel Heath (Michigan State), LB Jalen Jefferson (California), LB Eric Lee (South Florida), CB Richard Leonard (Florida International), LB Brennan Scarlett (Stanford) and NT Tomme Mark (Houston) to undisclosed deals Saturday, April 30.Link to story
Texans | Ka'imi Fairbairn lands in Houston Sat Apr 30, 10:39 PM
Undrafted free-agent PK Ka'imi Fairbairn (UCLA), the Lou Groza Award winner as the nation's top kicker, signed an undisclosed deal with the Houston Texans Saturday, April 30.Link to story
Texans | Wendall Williams signs in Houston Sat Apr 30, 10:27 PM
Undrafted free-agent WR Wendall Williams (Cumberland College) signed an undisclosed deal with the Houston Texans Saturday, April 30.Link to story
Packers | Herb Waters latches on with GB Sat Apr 30, 10:27 PM
Undrafted free-agent WR Herb Waters (Miami-Fla.) signed an undisclosed deal with the Green Bay Packers Saturday, April 30, according to a source.Link to story
Eagles | Dillon Gordon signs with Philly Sat Apr 30, 10:26 PM
Undrafted free-agent TE Dillon Gordon (Louisiana State) signed with the Philadelphia Eagles Saturday, April 30, according to a source.Link to story
Dolphins | Rashawn Scott stays in South Florida Sat Apr 30, 10:26 PM
Undrafted free-agent WR Rashawn Scott (Miami-Fla.) signed an undisclosed deal with the Miami Dolphins Saturday, April 30, according to a source.Link to story
Colts | Josh Ferguson gets chance in Indy Sat Apr 30, 10:25 PM
Undrafted free-agent RB Josh Ferguson (Illinois) signed an undisclosed deal with the Indianapolis Colts Saturday, April 30, according to a source.Link to story
Seahawks | Vernon Adams gets tryout in Seattle Sat Apr 30, 10:09 PM
Undrafted free-agent QB Vernon Adams Jr. (Oregon) will be with the team next week in rookie minicamp on a tryout basis, according to a source.Link to story
Rams | L.A. adds Colorado WR Nelson Spruce Sat Apr 30, 10:06 PM
Undrafted free-agent WR Nelson Spruce (Colorado) agreed to terms on a deal with the Los Angeles Rams Saturday, April 30.Link to story
Raiders | Ryan O'Malley added by silver and black Sat Apr 30, 10:04 PM
The Oakland Raiders signed undrafted free-agent TE Ryan O'Malley (Penn) to an undisclosed deal Saturday, April 30.Link to story
Colts | Ronald Thompson goes to Indy Sat Apr 30, 10:04 PM
The Indianapolis Colts inked undrafted free-agent DE Ronald Thompson (Syracuse) to a deal Saturday, April 30, according to his agent.Link to story
Bears | Chicago signs pair of UDFAs Sat Apr 30, 10:04 PM
The Chicago Bears signed undrafted free-agents TE Ben Braunecker (Harvard) and LB Don Cherry (Villanova) to undisclosed deals Saturday, April 30.Link to story
Steelers | Several UDFAs headed to Steel City Sat Apr 30, 09:50 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers signed undrafted free-agents DL Johnny Maxey (Mars Hill), LB Tyriq McCord (Miami-Fla.), P Will Monday (Duke), DL Giorgio Newberry (Florida State), RB Christian Powell (Colorado), TE David Reeves (Duke), TE Jay Rome (Georgia), OL Quinton Schooley (North Carolina State), WR Canaan Severin (Virginia) and DL Devaunte Sigler (Jacksonville State) to undisclosed deals Saturday, April 30.Link to story
Redskins | Kelly Mason gets chance in DC Sat Apr 30, 09:40 PM
Undrafted free-agent LS Kelly Mason (Kentucky) has been added by the Washington Redskins Saturday, April 30, and he will receive an invitation to training camp.Link to story
Rams | Jordan Swindle heads to L.A. Sat Apr 30, 09:39 PM
Undrafted free-agent OT Jordan Swindle (Kentucky) signed with the Los Angeles Rams Saturday, April 30. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.Link to story
Giants | One big blue to another for Melvin Lewis Sat Apr 30, 09:39 PM
Undrafted free-agent DT Melvin Lewis (Kentucky) inked a deal with the New York Giants Saturday, April 30. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.Link to story
Falcons | Cory Johnson latches on with Atlanta Sat Apr 30, 09:38 PM
Undrafted free-agent DT Cory Johnson (Kentucky) signed a deal with the Atlanta Falcons Saturday, April 30. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.Link to story
Browns | Mike Matthews heads to Cleveland Sat Apr 30, 09:38 PM
Undrafted free-agent C Mike Matthews (Texas A&M) signed a deal with the Cleveland Browns Saturday, April 30. He will receive a $7,500 signing bonus, and $2,500 of his base salary is guaranteed.Link to story
Bengals | DyShawn Mobley added in Cincinnati Sat Apr 30, 09:37 PM
Undrafted free-agent RB DyShawn Mobley (Eastern Kentucky) signed a deal with the Cincinnati Bengals Saturday, April 30. Terms of the deal were undisclosed, but he will receive a $1,500 signing bonus.Link to story
Texans | Duke Thomas stays in state of Texas Sat Apr 30, 09:13 PM
Undrafted free-agent CB Duke Thomas (Texas) signed with the Houston Texans Saturday, April 30. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.Link to story
Texans | Houston lands UDFA Stephen Anderson Sat Apr 30, 09:13 PM
The Houston Texans signed undrafted free-agent TE Stephen Anderson (California) to a deal Saturday, April 30. Terms of the deal were undisclosed. He worked out locally at The Performance Lab in Katy, Tex. prior to the 2016 NFL draft.Link to story
Packers | Randall Jette added for depth in GB Sat Apr 30, 09:13 PM
The Green Bay Packers signed undrafted free-agent CB Randall Jette (Massachusetts) to a deal Saturday, April 30. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.Link to story
Saints | Jared Dangerfield goes to NOLA Sat Apr 30, 09:06 PM
The New Orleans Saints signed undrafted free-agent WR Jared Dangerfield (Western Kentucky) to a deal Saturday, April 30. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.Link to story
Seahawks | Christian French heads north Sat Apr 30, 09:02 PM
The Seattle Seahawks signed undrafted free-agent LB Christian French (Oregon) to a deal Saturday, April 30. Terms of the deal were undisclosed, although he will receive a $5,000 signing bonus.Link to story
Texans | Richard Mullaney goes to Houston Sat Apr 30, 09:02 PM
The Houston Texans signed undrafted free-agent WR Richard Mullaney (Alabama) Saturday, April 30. 'I couldn't be happier. I'm so excited about the opportunity,' Mullaney said.Link to story