Fantasy Football News & Views
Rams | Aaron Donald not showing up (Mon May 21, 09:31 AM) [jump to this story]
Patriots | Tom Brady absent (Mon May 21, 08:46 AM) [jump to this story]
Giants | Odell Beckham Jr. in attendance (Mon May 21, 08:12 AM) [jump to this story]
Bills | Russell Shepard will visit Bills Tue May 15, 06:51 PM
Free-agent WR Russell Shepard (Panthers) has a visit scheduled with the Buffalo Bills this week.
|Footballguys view: Shepard obviously has connections to Bills head coach Sean McDermott from their days in Carolina. He's got incredible athleticism but has never really played up to his potential as a wide receiver. Shepard could help on special teams too if the Bills sign him.|
Russell Shepard player page
Titans | Rashaan Evans signs rookie contract Tue May 15, 06:40 PM
Tennessee Titans LB Rashaan Evans signed his four-year rookie deal Tuesday, May 15. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: The Titans moved up a few spots to get Evans in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft. He's an explosive player who flies to the ball-carrier or the quarterback. Coverage skills are a work in progress, but he's an intimidating player who could make an immediate impact for the Titans defense.|
Seahawks | Seattle signs two draft picks Tue May 15, 06:31 PM
Seattle Seahawks QB Alex McGough and OT Jamarco Jones signed their four-year rookie deals Tuesday, May 15. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: McGough has the smarts and accuracy to make a good backup if he can develop his pro game. The Seahawks only have Austin Davis as a no.2 quarterback behind starter Russell Wilson. If McGough impresses then perhaps he could earn a spot on the practice squad.|
Dolphins | Ryan Tannehill looking good for OTAs Tue May 15, 06:08 PM
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) will not be limited much if he is limited at all during organized team activities next week, according to sources. The coaching staff may choose to limit him more no matter what team doctors say, though.
|Footballguys view: Don't be surprised if the Dolphins just ease Tannehill back into action. He's definitely in a make-or-break year for the Dolphins in 2018 after missing all of last year with that knee injury. Signed through the 2020 season, the Dolphins are going with Tannehill as their top guy this year since they did not select a quarterback with a premium pick in the 2018 NFL draft.|
Ryan Tannehill player page
49ers | DeAndre Carter waived Tue May 15, 05:52 PM
San Francisco 49ers WR DeAndre Carter was waived Tuesday, May 15.
|Footballguys view: Undrafted out of Sacramento State in 2015, Carter has bounced around to four different teams and has yet to make a reception in a regular season game. He was signed to a futures contract in early January by the 49ers and is running out of chances to make it in the pros.|
Eagles | Two moves made by Eagles Tue May 15, 05:47 PM
Free-agent LB LaRoy Reynolds (Falcons) was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles Tuesday, May 15. S Dominick Sanders was waived in a corresponding move.Link to story
Laroy Reynolds player page
Lions | Tracy Walker signed by Lions Tue May 15, 05:43 PM
Detroit Lions S Tracy Walker signed his four-year rookie deal Tuesday, May 15. Financial terms were not disclosed. OL Brett Kendrick was waived in a corresponding move.
|Footballguys view: A third-round pick out of Louisiana-Lafayette, Walker is a former AAU basketball star who transitioned to the gridiron late in his prep career. Walker played all over the field for the Ragin' Cajuns, and he can line up at corner, nickel corner, boundary safety...plus stood out on special teams. He's not afraid to mix it up as a run defender and could be a valuable player for the Lions going forward.|
Patriots | Darren Andrews reverts to IR Tue May 15, 05:37 PM
New England Patriots WR Darren Andrews (knee) cleared waivers and reverted to the New England Patriots' Reserve/Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, May 15.
|Footballguys view: He will not count against the 90-man roster. Andrews tore his anterior cruciate ligament late last year. He had knee problems during his time in college at UCLA and that's the primary reason he went undrafted in 2017. If/when healthy, Andrews is a strong slot receiver with the quickness and speed to make defenders miss...provided yet another knee problem doesn't slow him down or just knock him out of the league. In ridiculously deep (we mean SUPER deep) dynasty leagues we'll monitor a player like this.|
Lions | Detroit claims Adam Bisnowaty Tue May 15, 05:18 PM
The Detroit Lions claimed OT Adam Bisnowaty off waivers from the New York Giants Tuesday, May 15.Link to story
Rams | Larry Rose claimed by Rams Tue May 15, 05:16 PM
The Los Angeles Rams claimed RB Larry Rose off waivers from the Tennessee Titans Tuesday, May 15.
|Footballguys view: Rose was one of the most productive players in the history of New Mexico State. At 5'11" 195 pounds, Rose has good all-around talent. He never matched his production in 2015 when he rushed for over 1,500 yards, but Rose was steady as a receiver. He snared 133 passes during his four years in college. Rose is a long-shot to make the 53-man roster, but we'll always monitor a player like this in the deepest of deep dynasty leagues.|
Browns | Two players claimed by Browns Tue May 15, 05:11 PM
The Cleveland Browns claimed C Anthony Fabiano off waivers from the Indianapolis Colts and OL Avery Gennesy off waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars Tuesday, May 15. P Michael Carrizosa and OL Christian Schneider were waived in corresponding moves.Link to story
49ers | San Francisco claims C.J. Goodwin Tue May 15, 05:04 PM
The San Francisco 49ers claimed CB C.J. Goodwin off waivers from the New York Giants Tuesday, May 15.
|Footballguys view: Goodwin transitioned from wide receiver to cornerback during his time with the Falcons...when Kyle Shanahan was there. He's been with three teams already in 2018 (Cardinals, Giants and now 49ers) but might have a chance at making the 53-man roster in San Francisco.|
C.J. Goodwin player page
Colts | Terrance West visits Colts Tue May 15, 04:47 PM
Free-agent RB Terrance West (Ravens) visited the Indianapolis Colts Tuesday, May 15, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: The Colts already have six backs on the roster, but they are lacking in experience at the position...especially after adding Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins in the 2018 NFL draft. West appeared in only five games last year and averaged a career-low 3.5 yards per carry. He's gotten little interest other than a workout for the Eagles about a week ago. The Colts may just be updating their emergency list here.|
Terrance West player page
Cardinals | D.J. Humphries part of OTAs Tue May 15, 04:20 PM
Arizona Cardinals OT D.J. Humphries (knee) has been participating in organized team activities on a limited basis. He is on track to be ready for the start of the regular season.
|Footballguys view: A first-round pick (Florida) in the 2015 NFL draft, injuries have derailed his career. He was inactive for every game as a rookie in 2015 and has only played in 18 games over the last two seasons combined. Humphries is recovering from knee surgery after suffering a dislocated kneecap and injured medial collateral ligament last season.|
Falcons | Terrence Magee waived Tue May 15, 04:10 PM
Atlanta Falcons RB Terrence Magee was waived Tuesday, May 15. Free-agent DB Jason Hall (Seahawks) was signed in a corresponding move.
|Footballguys view: Magee has bounced around to a few different teams as a pro. In three years he only has five career carries...and he may find it difficult to latch on with another team now that he's on the open market.|
Chargers | Forrest Lamp had minor procedure Tue May 15, 03:18 PM
Los Angeles Chargers OG Forrest Lamp (knee) underwent minor surgery on his knee this offseason that has kept him from being fully cleared for football activities.
|Footballguys view: Lamp, a second-round pick in the 2017 NFL draft, missed all of his rookie season due to an ACL injury. Head coach Anthony Lynn said Lamp has been participating in some drills and should be cleared in the near future. We could see the second-year player get cleared to participate in training camp for the Chargers.|
Cowboys | Terrance Williams on schedule Tue May 15, 02:47 PM
Dallas Cowboys WR Terrance Williams (foot) is on schedule in his rehabilitation from surgery on his broken foot, according to head coach Jason Garrett.
|Footballguys view: The foot injury occurred in the offseason, and Williams underwent surgery back in February. Williams has not been involved in any teaching sessions yet this offseason but has been working with trainers on the side. Without Dez Bryant, the Cowboys could certainly use a veteran like Williams to elevate his game in 2018.|
Terrance Williams player page
Jets | Kenny Vaccaro meets with Jets Tue May 15, 02:21 PM
Free-agent FS Kenny Vaccaro (Saints) is officially visiting the New York Jets Tuesday, May 15, as expected.
|Footballguys view: Vaccaro played with a core muscle injury during 2017 but had surgery to repair the problem in December. He's declared himself to be at full strength for some time now, and we should see some team out there willing to add him to a 'prove it' deal.|
Kenny Vaccaro player page
Texans | Houston kicking the tires on Kevin Bowen Tue May 15, 01:37 PM
Free-agent OL Kevin Bowen (Redskins) is working out for the Houston Texans on Tuesday, May 15, according to a source.Link to story
Bills | Ryan Russell to meet with Buffalo Tue May 15, 01:32 PM
Free-agent DE Ryan Russell (Buccaneers) is scheduled to visit with the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday, May 16.
|Footballguys view: A fifth-round pick (Purdue) for the Cowboys back in 2015, Russell was not tendered as a restricted free agent by the Buccaneers. At 6'4" 269 pounds, Russell has the physical tools but has always been a bit of a career underachiever...even dating back to his college days for the Boilermakers.|
Rams | LA Rams sign two, cut two Tue May 15, 01:15 PM
The Los Angeles Rams signed DT Dalton Keene and S Charles Williams to undisclosed contracts Tuesday, May 15. FB Sam Rogers and RB Lenard Tillery were waived to make room on the 90-man roster.Link to story
Ravens | Breshad Perriman, Maxx Williams on notice Tue May 15, 12:14 PM
Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman and TE Maxx Williams are among those who are expected to be on the roster bubble this summer, according to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun.
|Footballguys view: This isn't really news as everyone following the Ravens should have been expecting this. Perriman is on notice as he's been injured for most of his pro career. A first-round pick (UCF) in 2015, Perriman has only 43 receptions during his time in the NFL. Williams, a second-round pick (Minnesota) in 2015, has been banged up too and only snared 47 passes so far as a pro. The Ravens added two quality tight ends (Hayden Hurst, Mark Andrews) in the 2018 NFL draft so Williams days may be numbered in Baltimore.|
Maxx Williams player page
Breshad Perriman player page
Ravens | Tavon Young ready for OTAs Tue May 15, 12:11 PM
Baltimore Ravens CB Tavon Young has fully recovered from the torn ACL he suffered during OTAs last spring and expected to participate in OTAs this season, which begin next week.Link to story
Tavon Young player page
Packers | Jaire Alexander signs Tue May 15, 11:17 AM
Green Bay Packers first-round pick CB Jaire Alexander signed his rookie four-year deal Tuesday, May 15. Financial terms weren't disclosed, and all first-round picks have options for a fifth year.
|Footballguys view: The Packers needed help in their secondary and that's why they selected Alexander with their top pick in this draft. Alexander started only five games last year as a hand and knee injury took him out of the lineup. At 5'10" 196 pounds, Alexander is a good run defender and knows how to get his hands on the ball (22 pass break ups in two years of starting). He should immediately contribute for the Packers in 2018.|
Colts | One added, one dropped by Colts Tue May 15, 10:56 AM
Indianapolis Colts CB Kenneth Acker was released Tuesday, May 15, while undrafted free-agent S Michael Cirino (Adams State) was signed to a three-year deal. Financial terms weren't disclosed.Link to story
Kenneth Acker player page
Ravens | Quincy Adeboyejo needs surgery Tue May 15, 09:11 AM
Baltimore Ravens WR Quincy Adeboyejo (leg) will require surgery to repair an upper-leg muscle, and he'll open camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.Link to story
Redskins | Arie Kouandjio to have surgery Tue May 15, 08:23 AM
Washington Redskins OG Arie Kouandjio (quadriceps) will have surgery this week to repair a partially torn quadriceps, according to a source. He'll miss several months, but a firm timetable will be known after surgery.Link to story
Texans | Deshaun Watson on track for camp Tue May 15, 03:59 AM
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) is 'on schedule to participate in training camp,' according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
|Footballguys view: Knee injuries just aren't as devastating as they used to be. Watson tore his ACL in early November, and there was some speculation that he might be able to do something in OTAs this spring. He should be on track for training camp, but his level of participation has yet to be determined. We imagine the Texans will ease him into action upon his return.|
Deshaun Watson player page
Broncos | Lowell Lotulelei calls it quits Mon May 14, 11:40 PM
Denver Broncos DT Lowell Lotulelei, who signed with the team after going undrafted in April, announced his retirement from football Monday, May 14.Link to story
Rams | Carlos Thompson sent packing Mon May 14, 11:03 PM
Los Angeles Rams LB Carlos Thompson was waived with an injury designation Monday, May 14.Link to story
Seahawks | Seattle adds Clayton Wilson Mon May 14, 10:58 PM
The Seattle Seahawks signed undrafted free-agent TE Clayton Wilson (Northwest Missouri State) to an undisclosed contract Monday, May 14.Link to story
Texans | K.J. Malone done with football Mon May 14, 09:43 PM
Houston Texans OL K.J. Malone, who signed with the team after going undrafted in April, announced his retirement from football due to a lingering knee injury he suffered while playing at LSU.Link to story
Chiefs | Kahlil McKenzie signs with Chiefs Mon May 14, 07:25 PM
Kansas City Chiefs DT Kahlil McKenzie signed his four-year rookie deal Monday, May 14. Financial terms were not disclosed. McKenzie will be tried out at offensive guard and center after playing defensive tackle in college.Link to story
Cardinals | Christian Kirk was arrested Mon May 14, 07:14 PM
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk was arrested in February and charged with criminal damage for allegedly throwing rocks at cars while intoxicated.
|Footballguys view: The case is pending and a Cardinals spokesman said the team is aware of the incident and spoke with Kirk at length about it. 'Our understanding is that the process will be resolved in the near future, but while it remains an active legal matter, we won't comment further.|
Chargers | Nelson Spruce signed by LAC Mon May 14, 06:55 PM
Free-agent WR Nelson Spruce (Chiefs) was signed to an undisclosed deal by the Los Angeles Chargers Monday, May 14.
|Footballguys view: Spruce has bounced around the league a bit since entering as an undrafted free agent out of Colorado in 2016. He has good quickness on underneath routes and can work the sidelines. He's a long shot to make the 53-man roster.|
Chiefs | Armani Watts signed Mon May 14, 06:50 PM
Kansas City Chiefs FS Armani Watts signed his four-year rookie deal Monday, May 14. Financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
Patriots | Darren Andrews released Mon May 14, 06:44 PM
New England Patriots WR Darren Andrews was released Monday, May 14.Link to story
Jets | Kenny Vaccaro could visit Jets Mon May 14, 06:36 PM
Free-agent FS Kenny Vaccaro (Saints) will visit the New York Jets if he does not have a deal after his visit with the Indianapolis Colts, according to a source.Link to story
Kenny Vaccaro player page
49ers | Marcell Harris signed Mon May 14, 06:10 PM
San Fransisco 49ers S Marcell Harris signed his four-year rookie deal Monday, May 14. Financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
Jets | Nick Rose released Mon May 14, 05:50 PM
New York Jets PK Nick Rose was released Monday, May 14.Link to story
Rams | Luis Perez joins Rams Mon May 14, 05:47 PM
Undrafted free-agent QB Luis Perez (Texas A&M-Commerce) signed with the Los Angeles Rams Monday, May 14. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Perez is an interesting D2 quarterback who likely ends up on the practice squad if he impresses. He's smart and accurate but Perez is not mobile and has questionable arm strength.|
Cowboys | Maliek Collins has surgery Mon May 14, 05:45 PM
Dallas Cowboys DT Maliek Collins (hand) underwent surgery to repair a broken left fifth metatarsal Monday, May 14, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: The hope is that Collins will be able to return by the end of training camp and be ready for Week 1. Collins suffered the injury in workouts last week.|
Maliek Collins player page
Jets | Antonio Garcia claimed by NYJ Mon May 14, 05:36 PM
The New York Jets claimed OT Antonio Garcia off waivers from the New England Patriots Monday, May 14, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Garcia was a third-round pick out of Troy just last year but did not play as a rookie due to blood clots in his lungs. He was just released by the Patriots last week with a non-football injury designation. At 6'7" 302 pounds, Garcia has a large wingspan and the athleticism to block in space. Even if healthy, Garcia is a long shot to make the 53-man roster.|
Redskins | Washington adds Darvin Kidsy Mon May 14, 05:10 PM
Undrafted free-agent WR Darvin Kidsy (North Texas) signed with the Washington Redskins Monday, May 14. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived WR Mikah Holder.
|Footballguys view: Kidsy was a return specialist for the Mean Green of North Texas. At 5'11" 185 pounds, he'll compete for a spot as a reserve receiver and special teams player.|
Cardinals | Arizona makes some moves Mon May 14, 04:38 PM
Undrafted free-agent WR C.J. Duncan (Vanderbilt) was signed by the Arizona Cardinals Monday, May 14. WR Jonah Trinnaman was released in a corresponding move.
|Footballguys view: Duncan flashed a bit during his time in college at Vanderbilt. He's a deep target at 5'10" 200 pounds and can rip away contested catches with his strong hands. Duncan is a long shot to make the 53-man roster, but we will monitor his progress in the deepest of deep dynasty leagues.|
Saints | Ryan Yurachek signs with Saints Mon May 14, 04:26 PM
Undrafted free-agent FB Ryan Yurachek (Marshall) signed with the New Orleans Saints Monday, May 14. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Link to story
Texans | Houston claims Stephen Morris Mon May 14, 04:21 PM
The Houston Texans claimed QB Stephen Morris off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks Monday, May 14, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Morris is mechanically sound and athletic, but he's not an accurate passer and has bounced around the league. He's just a camp arm for the Texans.|
Raiders | Johnny Townsend signs deal Mon May 14, 03:54 PM
Oakland Raiders fifth-round draft choice P Johnny Townsend signed a four-year deal with the Raiders Monday, May 14. Financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
Texans | Tyrann Mathieu will be used as safety Mon May 14, 03:39 PM
Houston Texans FS Tyrann Mathieu will only be used at safety, and the team wants Mathieu to concentrate on becoming a leader of the secondary.
|Footballguys view: Mathieu received playing time at linebacker, cornerback and safety while with the Arizona Cardinals. Expect the Texans to follow suit with his versatility.|
Tyrann Mathieu player page
Jets | Spencer Long could be limited Mon May 14, 03:35 PM
New York Jets C Spencer Long (quadriceps) is expected to be limited during organized team activities next week as he continues to recover from quadriceps surgery.Link to story