Fantasy Football News & Views
Chargers | Melvin Gordon excited about new coach (Thu Jan 19, 02:51 PM) [jump to this story]
Packers | Jordy Nelson to work with rehab group (Thu Jan 19, 01:38 PM) [jump to this story]
Ravens | Joe Flacco happy that OC will return (Thu Jan 19, 01:27 PM) [jump to this story]
Colts | Andrew Luck has surgery (Thu Jan 19, 08:18 AM) [jump to this story]
Seahawks | DeShawn Shead has torn ACL Mon Jan 16, 01:25 PM
Seattle Seahawks CB DeShawn Shead (knee) is set to have surgery on a torn left ACL in the near future, according to a source. He is expected to need roughly eight months to recover, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.Link to story
DeShawn Shead player page
Texans | Brock Osweiler not assured of starting job Mon Jan 16, 01:04 PM
Houston Texans QB Brock Osweiler received a slight but expected vote of non-confidence Monday, Jan. 16, as head coach Bill O'Brien told reporters it is too early to know if Osweiler will be the starting quarterback at season because the team has a lot of evaluating to do.
|Footballguys view: Osweiler only got the starting job back because of an injury to Tom Savage. It's an awkward situation, especially since Osweiler won the Wild Card game against the Raiders.|
Brock Osweiler player page
Falcons | Julio Jones should play in NFC Championship Mon Jan 16, 12:20 PM
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) is expected to be limited during practice this week, but head coach Dan Quinn believes Jones will be 'ready to rock' for the NFC Championship Game.
|Footballguys view: Jones is one of the toughest players in the game, and there's no doubt that he's going to play at home in the NFC Championship Game. The big veteran receiver should be able to take advantage of the Packers secondary. This game has shootout written all over it.|
Julio Jones player page
Texans | A.J. Bouye wants to stay in Houston Mon Jan 16, 12:12 PM
Houston Texans impending free-agent CB A.J. Bouye reiterated that he wants to remain in Houston next season, according to ESPN's Sarah Barshop.
|Footballguys view: Bouye is likely the top cornerback on the market this offseason. If the Texans sign him, they'll have to pay a pretty penny. He began the season buried on the depth chart but worked his way up and only allowed two receiving touchdowns in 2016.|
A.J. Bouye player page
Giants | B.J. Goodson primed for promotion? Mon Jan 16, 12:03 PM
New York Giants LB B.J. Goodson is the favorite to take over at middle linebacker with Kelvin Sheppard set to become a free agent, according to NJ.com's James Kratch.Link to story
Browns | Two assistants hired by Browns Mon Jan 16, 11:48 AM
The Cleveland Browns hired Blake Williams as linebackers coach and Jerod Kruse as assistant defensive backs coach Monday, Jan. 16.Link to story
Chiefs | Tamba Hali to play in 2017 Mon Jan 16, 11:44 AM
Kansas City Chiefs LB Tamba Hali plans to return and play in 2017, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: Hali may not be the player he used to be, but he can still get pressure on the quarterback in a part-time role. In 2016, Hali had just 3.5 sacks but he logged 43 quarterback pressures on 596 snaps.|
Tamba Hali player page
Patriots | Josh McDaniels staying with Pats Mon Jan 16, 11:15 AM
New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is expected to remain with the Patriots in 2017 after interviewing for the San Francisco 49ers' head coaching position, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: McDaniels will have plenty of options next year when the coaching carousel is spinning. With him stepping out of consideration, Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan is likely to be the 49ers new head coach.|
Redskins | Rob Ryan to interview in Washington Mon Jan 16, 10:47 AM
Former Buffalo Bills assistant head coach/defense Rob Ryan will interview for the Washington Redskins' defensive coordinator position, according to sources.Link to story
Bills | Greg Olson interviewing with Bills Mon Jan 16, 10:41 AM
Former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Greg Olson is interviewing for the Buffalo Bills' offensive coordinator job Monday, Jan. 16.Link to story
Packers | Jordy Nelson still has breathing issues Mon Jan 16, 10:08 AM
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (ribs) said Sunday, Jan. 15, that he still isn't able to breathe normally because of his ribs injury.
|Footballguys view: Nelson's status for the NFC Championship Game against the Falcons is up in the air. There's a chance he could be very limited or maybe not even participate in practice during the week. Let's call him a game-time decision for now, and we'll all be monitoring his practice status.|
Jordy Nelson player page
Cowboys | Jason Witten plans to return Mon Jan 16, 09:51 AM
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten plans to return in 2017 for his 15th season.
|Footballguys view: Sure, Witten has lost a step (or two) but he still has great concentration and soft hands. He should continue to be a fine target for a young and learning QB Dak Prescott.|
Jason Witten player page
Eagles | Mike Groh to interview with Eagles Mon Jan 16, 09:32 AM
Former Los Angeles Rams wide receivers coach Mike Groh will interview with the Philadelphia Eagles for the same position Monday, Jan. 16, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan.Link to story
Steelers | Good day for Jesse James Mon Jan 16, 01:32 AM
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Jesse James had five catches for 83 yards Sunday, Jan. 15, in an 18-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
|Footballguys view: James was instrumental in the Steelers win. He helped move the chains and made clutch catches to keep drives alive. With so much attention placed on WR Antonio Brown, other targets needed to come through and that's what James did.|
Jesse James player page
Chiefs | Five catches for Travis Kelce Mon Jan 16, 01:25 AM
Kansas City Chiefs WR Travis Kelce had five catches for 77 yards in an 18-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
|Footballguys view: Kelce did most of his damage early in the game. He was quiet for about two and a half quarters, then he made his presence felt with a personal foul penalty. Kelce's disappearing act certainly didn't help the Chiefs.|
Travis Kelce player page
Steelers | Antonio Brown over 100 yards Mon Jan 16, 01:20 AM
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown caught six of his 11 targeted passes for 108 yards, including a long catch of 52 yards, in an 18-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
|Footballguys view: Brown had five catches for 101 yards in the first half. He ended up catching one more pass in the second half, and it was crucial. Brown was dragging across the field on a third down where the Steelers needed the first to end the game. He burst past the coverage and Ben Roethlisberger hit him near the sidelines to effectively seal the victory.|
Antonio Brown player page
Chiefs | Tyreek Hill limited in loss Mon Jan 16, 01:16 AM
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill was held to three rushing attempts for 18 yards and four catches for 27 yards in an 18-16 loss Sunday, Jan. 15, to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
|Footballguys view: Hill is dangerous every time he touches the ball, and the Steelers had their hands full defending him as a runner, receiver and return man. He did get open deep once where QB Alex Smith wasn't able to find him for a play that would've resulted in six.|
Tyreek Hill player page
Chiefs | Spencer Ware held to 35 yards Mon Jan 16, 01:01 AM
Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware ran eight times for 35 yards Sunday, Jan. 15, in an 18-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.Link to story
Spencer Ware player page
Chiefs | Alex Smith decent in losing effort Mon Jan 16, 12:38 AM
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith went 20 of 34 for 172 yards, with one touchdown and one interception, in an 18-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Jan. 15.
|Footballguys view: Meh. This is what you get with Alex Smith. He played tough but missed some key throws and didn't see wide open guys at times.|
Alex Smith player page
Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger has serviceable outing Mon Jan 16, 12:36 AM
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger threw an interception and was 20 of 31 for 224 yards Sunday, Jan. 15, in an 18-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
|Footballguys view: Roethlisberger's home/road splits will give Steelers fans nightmares. On the road against the Chiefs, it was clear the team wanted to ride RB Le'Veon Bell as much as possible. That's what they did, and it naturally limited the number of passes Roethlisberger threw.|
Ben Roethlisberger player page
Steelers | Big night for Le'Veon Bell Mon Jan 16, 12:11 AM
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell ran 30 times for 170 yards, with no touchdowns, in an 18-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Jan. 15.
|Footballguys view: Bell had 18 carries for 101 yards at halftime. He sealed the victory for the Steelers with his patience, burst and power to wear down the Chiefs defense.|
LeVeon Bell player page
Steelers | NFL playoff record for Chris Boswell Mon Jan 16, 12:03 AM
Pittsburgh Steelers K Chris Boswell booted six field goals Sunday, Jan. 15, during the team's 18-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. He set an NFL playoff record. The previous record of five was set by a long list of kickers, including Matt Bahr, Steve Christie, John Kasay, and Adam Vinatieri.Link to story
Chiefs | Chris Conley clears protocol Sun Jan 15, 11:02 PM
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs WR Chris Conley (head) returned against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Jan. 15, after clearing concussion protocol.Chris Conley player page
Chiefs | Chris Conley helped off Sun Jan 15, 10:57 PM
Kansas City Chiefs WR Chris Conley (head) was helped off the field by trainers against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Jan. 15, after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit.Chris Conley player page
Texans | Brock Osweiler regrets lost opportunities Sun Jan 15, 10:14 PM
Houston Texans QB Brock Osweiler said he is disappointed he was unable to capitalize on the opportunities that presented themselves in the AFC Divisional Round loss to the New England Patriots.
|Footballguys view: Osweiler will get a chance to win the starting job in 2017. After getting benched for Tom Savage late in the 2016 season, there's no guarantee that Osweiler will have the top spot on the depth chart. Head coach Bill O'Brien is returning, and he doesn't seem too keen on Osweiler. Their awkward working relationship will continue with unknown results this next season.|
Brock Osweiler player page
Eagles | Carson Wentz plans to rest up Sun Jan 15, 09:54 PM
Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz said he is going to take some time off to rest his body, especially his arm, before working to improve his throwing mechanics.
|Footballguys view: We're looking forward to Wentz's sophomore season in the NFL. The Eagles should add more weapons around him, and they may bring back free agent WR DeSean Jackson to help stretch the field. Add in a running back (this is a great RB class), and the Eagles should have a better offense. Wentz has the makings of a franchise QB and will continue to work on his game. Wentz said his offseason training program could include sessions with quarterback guru Tom House.|
Carson Wentz player page
Giants | Larry Donnell hoping to re-sign with NYG Sun Jan 15, 09:31 PM
New York Giants impending free-agent TE Larry Donnell said it would be an 'honor' to continue to play for the organization.Link to story
Larry Donnell player page
Cowboys | Career first for Jason Witten Sun Jan 15, 08:59 PM
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten had six catches for 59 yards and his first postseason touchdown in a 34-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 15.Link to story
Jason Witten player page
Cowboys | Dez Bryant torches Packers Sun Jan 15, 08:49 PM
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant had nine catches for 132 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 15.Link to story
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Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott rumbles for 125 yards Sun Jan 15, 08:34 PM
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott had 22 carries for 125 yards in a 34-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 15.Link to story
Ezekiel Elliott player page
Cowboys | Dak Prescott plays well in loss Sun Jan 15, 08:30 PM
Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott completed 24 of his 38 pass attempts for 302 yards, three touchdowns and an interception and ran for 13 yards in a 34-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 15.Link to story
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Packers | Aaron Rodgers throws for 356 Sun Jan 15, 08:24 PM
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers completed 28 of his 43 pass attempts for 356 yards, two touchdowns and an interception and had two carries for 16 yards in a 34-31 win over the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Jan. 15.
|Footballguys view: What an instant classic we just saw. Rodgers led the way for the Packers and made pinpoint throws on the run or from the pocket to get the win. He's been on a hot streak that few have matched, and we'll see if that can continue next week in Atlanta for the NFC Championship Game.|
Aaron Rodgers player page
Packers | Ty Montgomery scores twice Sun Jan 15, 08:19 PM
Green Bay Packers RB/WR Ty Montgomery had 11 carries for 47 yards and two touchdowns and caught six passes for 34 yards in a 34-31 win over the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Jan. 15.Link to story
Ty Montgomery player page
Packers | Jared Cook goes off against Dallas Sun Jan 15, 08:10 PM
Green Bay Packers TE Jared Cook finished with six catches on a team-high 11 targets for 106 yards and a touchdown in a 34-31 win over the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Jan. 15.
|Footballguys view: Cook's catch to set up the game-winning field goal will be replayed for years. It was an amazing display of his athleticism, concentration and body control. Without WR Jordy Nelson, the Packers went to Cook more and he came through.|
Jared Cook player page
Texans | Will Fuller has support of coach Sun Jan 15, 07:57 PM
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller dropped a potential touchdown in a 34-16 loss to the New England Patriots Saturday, Jan. 14, but head coach Bill O'Brien said Fuller is only going to improve and the drop wasn't the difference in the game.
|Footballguys view: Coming out of college, Fuller was comparable to Panthers WR Ted Ginn -- speed and drops is the name of his game. Fuller's concentration was always something of a concern, but he'll make enough big plays going forward to make up the difference.|
Will Fuller player page
Packers | Davante Adams able to return Sun Jan 15, 07:43 PM
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams (ankle) returned against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Jan. 15, after having his left ankle taped.Link to story
Davante Adams player page
Packers | Davante Adams checked out Sun Jan 15, 07:36 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams (ankle) was helped off the field by trainers against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Jan. 15, with a left ankle injury.Davante Adams player page
Steelers | Divisional Round inactives for PIT Sun Jan 15, 07:30 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers have declared CB Al-Hajj Shabazz, LB Anthony Chickillo, OL Brian Mihalik, RB Fitzgerald Toussaint, TE Ladarius Green, DL Ricardo Mathews, QB Zach Mettenberger inactive for Week 19.Ricardo Mathews player page
Ladarius Green player page
Zach Mettenberger player page
Fitzgerald Toussaint player page
Chiefs | Divisional Round inactives for Chiefs Sun Jan 15, 07:28 PM
The Kansas City Chiefs have declared CB D.J. White, RB Knile Davis, OG Mike Person, TE Ross Travis, DL T.J. Barnes, QB Tyler Bray, DL Victor Ochi inactive for Week 19.Knile Davis player page
Tyler Bray player page
T.J. Barnes player page
Cowboys | Morris Claiborne questionable to return Sun Jan 15, 07:05 PM
Dallas Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne (ribs) exited against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 15, and is questionable to return.Link to story
Morris Claiborne player page
Packers | Morgan Burnett ruled out Sun Jan 15, 06:25 PM
Updating a previous story, Green Bay Packers S Morgan Burnett (quad) has been ruled out for the remainder of the Divisional Round game against the Dallas Cowboys.Morgan Burnett player page
Bears | Brian Hoyer to become free agent Sun Jan 15, 06:10 PM
Chicago Bears QB Brian Hoyer will be an unrestricted free agent Thursday, March 9, at 4 p.m. EST.
|Footballguys view: Hoyer was limited to six games this year with the Bears. A fractured forearm ended his season after he threw for 1,445 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions. Some team in need of an experienced QB should be interested in the 31-year old veteran...most likely as depth.|
Brian Hoyer player page
Ravens | Kyle Juszczyk set to become free agent Sun Jan 15, 06:03 PM
Baltimore Ravens FB Kyle Juszczyk will be an unrestricted free agent Thursday, March 9, at 4 p.m. EST.
|Footballguys view: The demand for fullbacks just isn't that high. The Ravens should be able to keep Juszczyk for a good price if they want.|
Kyle Juszczyk player page
Cardinals | Andre Ellington to become free agent Sun Jan 15, 06:03 PM
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington will be an unrestricted free agent Thursday, March 9, at 4 p.m. EST.
|Footballguys view: The speedy back could use a change of scenery if he wants a larger role. He was the primary backup to David Johnson this year and had a career-low 96 yards rushing and a career-low 85 yards receiving. He may get a chance to compete for a starting role somewhere else in 2017. Ellington will have a lot to prove as the RB position is always cramped, will get more cramped with a great RB class coming in, and Ellington's injury history is also a concern.|
Andre Ellington player page
Cardinals | Jermaine Gresham primed to hit market Sun Jan 15, 05:58 PM
Arizona Cardinals RB Jermaine Gresham will be an unrestricted free agent Thursday, March 9, at 4 p.m. EST.
|Footballguys view: Gresham seemed to fit with the Cardinals, and we think they could bring him back for a good price.|
Jermaine Gresham player page
Cardinals | Chris Johnson set to be FA Sun Jan 15, 05:54 PM
Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson will be an unrestricted free agent Thursday, March 9, at 4 p.m. EST.
|Footballguys view: At 31-years old, Johnson still feels like he has something to prove. Over the last two years, Johnson has played in only 15 games. In 2016, Johnson was limited to four games as a groin injury that required surgery cut his season short. He should get a shot somewhere, but it might not be until training camp.|
Chris Johnson player page
Packers | Morgan Burnett injured Sun Jan 15, 05:35 PM
Green Bay Packers S Morgan Burnett (quad) was injured on a first-half collision with CB LaDarius Gunter and is questionable to return.Link to story
Morgan Burnett player page
Redskins | Vernon Davis will be FA Sun Jan 15, 04:50 PM
Washington Redskins TE Vernon Davis will be an unrestricted free agent Thursday, March 9, at 4 p.m. EST.
|Footballguys view: We'll see if Davis can get one final payday. He signed a one-year deal with Washington after doing next to nothing (except winning a Super Bowl) with the Broncos in 2015. Davis was great depth behind injury prone starter Jordan Reed, and Davis performed well as a reserve or as a starter this year. If the price is right, Washington would be wise to bring him back.|
Vernon Davis player page
Redskins | Pierre Garcon set to be free agent Sun Jan 15, 04:48 PM
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon will be an unrestricted free agent Thursday, March 9, at 4 p.m. EST.
|Footballguys view: Garcon wants to prove that he's more than a possession receiver. He comes off a 2016 season where he went over 1,000 yards receiving for just the second time in his career. Early speculation has Garcon as a potential target of the Baltimore Ravens in free agency.|
Pierre Garcon player page
Redskins | DeSean Jackson to be UFA Sun Jan 15, 04:48 PM
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson will be an unrestricted free agent Thursday, March 9, at 4 p.m. EST
|Footballguys view: Jackson is done in Washington, and there's a chance he winds up back with the Eagles. His speed would certainly be a welcome addition to the Philadelphia offense.|
DeSean Jackson player page