Fantasy Football News & Views
Bears | Jeremy Langford still absent (Tue Aug 23, 03:19 PM) [jump to this story]
Browns | Teams calling about Josh Gordon (Tue Aug 23, 08:52 AM) [jump to this story]
Dolphins | Ryan Tannehill making progress (Tue Aug 23, 12:45 AM) [jump to this story]
Redskins | Matt Jones out for preseason (Mon Aug 22, 04:06 PM) [jump to this story]
Rams | Bradley Marquez suffers leg injury Sun Aug 21, 09:58 AM
Los Angeles Rams WR Bradley Marquez (ankle) suffered a right ankle injury in the third quarter of the preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday, Aug. 20, and had to be helped off the field. He is slated to undergo an MRI exam, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.Link to story
Giants | Mykkele Thompson has concussion Sun Aug 21, 09:55 AM
New York Giants S Mykkele Thompson (concussion) sustained a concussion in the preseason game against the Buffalo Bills Saturday, Aug. 20.Link to story
Broncos | Corey Nelson injures wrist Sun Aug 21, 09:54 AM
Denver Broncos LB Corey Nelson (wrist) suffered a wrist injury during the preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers Saturday, Aug. 20, and was unable to return.Link to story
Panthers | Trenton Robinson injures shoulder Sun Aug 21, 09:45 AM
Carolina Panthers SS Trenton Robinson (shoulder) sustained a shoulder injury during the preseason game against the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Aug. 20.Link to story
Panthers | Travell Dixon suffers chest injury Sun Aug 21, 09:44 AM
Carolina Panthers S Travell Dixon (chest) sustained a chest injury during the preseason game against the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Aug. 20.Link to story
Panthers | LaRon Byrd may have concussion Sun Aug 21, 09:41 AM
Carolina Panthers WR LaRon Byrd (head) left the preseason game against the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Aug. 20, in order to undergo concussion evaluation.Link to story
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Giants | Dwayne Harris suffers knee injury Sun Aug 21, 09:37 AM
New York Giants WR Dwayne Harris (knee) made an early exit from the preseason game against the Buffalo Bills Saturday, Aug. 20. He underwent X-rays on his knee, which came back negative. However, he is still expected to undergo an MRI exam Sunday, Aug. 21.
|Footballguys view: Harris is the slot receiver and return man for the Giants. They would have two spots to fill if he is going to miss time.|
Dwayne Harris player page
Cowboys | Mark Nzeocha battling Achilles' injury Sun Aug 21, 09:28 AM
Dallas Cowboys LB Mark Nzeocha (Achilles') suffered a strained Achilles' tendon in the preseason game against the Miami Dolphins Friday, Aug. 19.Link to story
Texans | Will Fuller everything as advertised Sun Aug 21, 01:22 AM
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller snared four balls for 73 yards and a touchdown on eight targets in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the New Orleans Saints.
|Footballguys view: Fuller got enough separation for Brock Osweiler to float a ball towards the back corner of the end zone on his score. He is a starter and worth a late pick to see if he can keep this up into the regular season with defenses focused on the running game and DeAndre Hopkins.|
Will Fuller player page
Texans | Brock Osweiler decent in victory Sun Aug 21, 01:22 AM
Houston Texans QB Brock Osweiler completed 12 of his 19 pass attempts for 124 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the New Orleans Saints.
|Footballguys view: Osweiler has a revitalized offense with new weapons on the outside and in the slot, and a rejuvenated Jaelen Strong able to play at both spots. He's on the fringe of fantasy relevance, but if JJ Watt misses time early, the Texans could return to their high volume passing ways from the first half of 2015.|
Brock Osweiler player page
Texans | Three missing from Houston O-line Sun Aug 21, 01:21 AM
Houston Texans OG Jeff Allen (personal), C Nick Martin (ankle) and OT Derek Newton (hamstring) each missed the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the New Orleans Saints.Link to story
Texans | Duane Brown still targeting opener Sun Aug 21, 01:21 AM
Houston Texans OT Duane Brown (quadriceps) missed the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the New Orleans Saints, as expected. He remains hopeful to be ready for the regular season opener, as he progresses from a torn quadriceps muscle.
|Footballguys view: The Texans offensive line is banged up right now. They'll face Chicago's solid front seven to open the season. It would be very beneficial for Brown to knock the rust off next week, but the Texans might not be able to risk that if they think it could heighten the chances of a setback that would endanger his early season status.|
Saints | Brandon Coleman busy in loss Sun Aug 21, 01:20 AM
New Orleans Saints WR Brandon Coleman posted six receptions for 47 yards on 10 targets in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Houston Texans. He saw increased work with WRs Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead resting.
|Footballguys view: Coleman has actually had a solid summer despite second-round pick Michael Thomas stealing all of the headlines. If injuries strike the Saints receivers, we could be talking about him as a hot waiver wire pickup this season.|
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Ravens | Kamar Aiken gets into the end zone Sun Aug 21, 01:19 AM
Baltimore Ravens WR Kamar Aiken cashed in his only reception in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Indianapolis Colts for a 14-yard touchdown.
|Footballguys view: Aiken's role is shrinking with Mike Wallace coming on and Steve Smith returning to the lineup, but the high volume nature of this offense still makes him worth a later pick in PPR leagues.|
Kamar Aiken player page
Ravens | Ryan Mallett keeps foot on the gas Sun Aug 21, 01:19 AM
Baltimore Ravens QB Ryan Mallett completed six of his eight pass attempts for 47 yards and a touchdown in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Indianapolis Colts. He did nothing to hurt his status as the primary backup to QB Joe Flacco.Link to story
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Ravens | Lardarius Webb looks good Sun Aug 21, 01:18 AM
Baltimore Ravens S Lardarius Webb is trying to win the starting safety job opposite S Eric Weddle, and he looked like a good fit in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Indianapolis Colts.
|Footballguys view: Webb was once a shutdown corner, but injuries and age have taken that edge away. His ball skills and instincts could make him an excellent partner for Weddle in the back of the defense.|
Eric Weddle player page
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Colts | Kevin Graf carted off in loss Sun Aug 21, 01:18 AM
Indianapolis Colts OL Kevin Graf (ankle) was carted off in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Baltimore Ravens. It was the second time in two weeks Graf was carted off due to injury.Link to story
Colts | Joe Haeg departs with injury Sun Aug 21, 01:17 AM
Indianapolis Colts OL Joe Haeg (ankle) left the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Baltimore Ravens due to an ankle injury in the second quarter.Link to story
Colts | Patrick Robinson leaves game Sun Aug 21, 01:17 AM
Indianapolis Colts CB Patrick Robinson (groin) left the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Baltimore Ravens due to a groin injury in the first quarter.Link to story
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Colts | Right side of O-line meshing in Indy Sun Aug 21, 01:16 AM
Indianapolis Colts OT Joe Reitz appears to have secured the right tackle job and OG Denzelle Good looks to be the favorite for the right guard job. The team is also looking at OT Le'Raven Clark, who is trying to play his way into the rotation.Link to story
Colts | Ryan Kelly jells with his QB Sun Aug 21, 01:16 AM
Indianapolis Colts C Ryan Kelly played in a game situation with QB Andrew Luck for the first time in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Baltimore Ravens. He kept his quarterback upright with solid blocking and no botched snaps.
|Footballguys view: Kelly should be a net improvement to this line as the best center in the draft by a good margin.|
Colts | Andrew Luck back on the horse Sun Aug 21, 01:15 AM
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck made his first start since November, completing all eight of his pass attempts for 71 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Baltimore Ravens.
|Footballguys view: Luck looked better than he did through his struggles last year, but it is the preseason. He moved more naturally in the pocket and appeared to be more in tune. The whole Colts offense will represent value in drafts if Luck can return to his 2014 form.|
Andrew Luck player page
Jaguars | Allen Robinson busy in brief appearance Sun Aug 21, 12:05 AM
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Robinson posted four receptions for 34 yards on five targets in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Link to story
Allen Robinson player page
Jaguars | Allen Hurns finds the end zone Sun Aug 21, 12:05 AM
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Hurns managed two receptions for 29 yards with a touchdown on three targets in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
|Footballguys view: Hurns got behind the defense and Bortles threw a nice flatfooted ball from the pocket for a score. Hurns will lose some targets to a healthy Julius Thomas, but should still be a boom/bust WR3/Flex at worst.|
Allen Hurns player page
Jaguars | Blake Bortles sharp in brief action Sun Aug 21, 12:04 AM
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles completed eight of his 11 pass attempts for 85 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
|Footballguys view: The offensive line did a good job keeping him upright. Everything is looking up for the Jaguars heading into the third week of the preseason. Bortles is in our low QB1 ranks, although an improved Jags team could result in more balance on offense.|
Blake Bortles player page
Jaguars | Kelvin Beachum continues to sit Sun Aug 21, 12:03 AM
Jacksonville Jaguars OT Kelvin Beachum (knee) missed his second straight preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to a knee injury.
|Footballguys view: Beachum is ahead of schedule in his return from ACL surgery, but not playing in preseason games yet. Luke Joeckel could still start the season at left tackle, but Beachum should overtake him when he is ready.|
Jaguars | Abry Jones injured in loss Sun Aug 21, 12:03 AM
Jacksonville Jaguars DT Abry Jones (quadriceps) left the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to a right quadriceps contusion.Link to story
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Jaguars | Two Jags evaluated for concussion Sun Aug 21, 12:02 AM
Jacksonville Jaguars OT Jeff Linkenbach (concussion) and S Peyton Thompson (concussion) were evaluated for concussion after the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Link to story
Jaguars | Nick Marshall departs early Sun Aug 21, 12:01 AM
Jacksonville Jaguars CB Nick Marshall (finger) left the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to a finger injury.Link to story
Buccaneers | Evan Spencer leaves early Sun Aug 21, 12:01 AM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Evan Spencer (knee) left the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Jacksonville Jaguars due to a knee injury.Link to story
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Buccaneers | Gerald McCoy rests his ankle Sun Aug 21, 12:00 AM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy (ankle) did not play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Jacksonville Jaguars due to an ankle injury.Link to story
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Buccaneers | William Hargreaves shows well Sat Aug 20, 11:59 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Vernon Hargreaves III had two interceptions within the span of six plays in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Jacksonville Jaguars.Link to story
Buccaneers | Mike Evans makes presence felt Sat Aug 20, 11:59 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans hauled in two receptions for 18 yards and a touchdown in a cameo in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
|Footballguys view: Evans has dropped some weight and he's trying to be more consistent and healthy coming off of a disappointing second year. He'll cost you a second-round pick in most drafts, which means he is being drafted at his ceiling again this year.|
Mike Evans player page
Buccaneers | Jameis Winston shaky in win Sat Aug 20, 11:58 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston completed just three of his 10 pass attempts for 28 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He also ran twice for 15 yards.
|Footballguys view: Winston struggled against the new look Jaguars defense. He'll start with Atlanta in the regular season, but then a brutal stretch against the Cardinals, Rams, Broncos, and Panthers will test Winston's development in his second year.|
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Bills | Karlos Williams was gaining weight Sat Aug 20, 11:57 PM
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills RB Karlos Williams was beginning to gain the weight he had lost, demonstrating to the team he was not serious about football, a source said Saturday, Aug. 20.Link to story
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Bears | Zach Miller able to practice Sat Aug 20, 11:56 PM
Chicago Bears TE Zach Miller (concussion) returned to the practice field Saturday, Aug. 20, although he wore a red jersey to signify he is off-limits in terms of contact.
|Footballguys view: Miller's concussion recovery has been slow. He was released after a 2013 concussion and has had an injury-riddled career, so the Bears are being cautious. Their TE depth is also among the worst in the league. We probably won't see Miller play this preseason. He's only worth a very late pick.|
Zach Miller player page
Bears | Eddie Royal continues to improve Sat Aug 20, 11:55 PM
Chicago Bears WR Eddie Royal (concussion) participated in individual drills Saturday, Aug. 20, for the first time since sustaining a concussion Aug. 1. 'He's progressing,' head coach John Fox said. 'He's not been cleared for total contact, but he's getting back in the thick of it.'
|Footballguys view: Royal could lose his spot to seventh-round rookie Daniel Braverman, who has impressed in his absence. He only played in nine games last year and had a paltry 6.4 yards per catch.|
Eddie Royal player page
Ravens | Terrance West leaves game briefly Sat Aug 20, 10:17 PM
Baltimore Ravens RB Terrance West (finger) left the preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts in the first half due to a jammed finger, but he was able to return later.
|Footballguys view: West had been generating a lot of momentum earlier in camp and the preseason, but Week 2 wasn't a tremendous success for him. The Ravens backfield is one of the murkiest in the league, and West is probably the third priority in PPR leagues, if not fourth with rookie Kenneth Dixon healthy.|
Terrance West player page
Dolphins | Isaiah Pead turning heads Sat Aug 20, 10:16 PM
Miami Dolphins RB Isaiah Pead was originally just supposed to be a camp body with a small chance of winning a roster spot, but he is doing whatever he can to force head coach Adam Gase into a tough roster decision. He led the team in yards from scrimmage (78) for the second straight preseason game. He even received first-team snaps, which might indicate he is on the right side of the roster bubble. 'Every time he gets in the game, he seems to pop one,' Gase said. 'I've been very impressed with him. When he gets in the game, I'm thinking, 'Let's call plays for him and try to give him a chance to show his skill set'.'
|Footballguys view: Pead was a second-round pick for the Rams in 2012, but appeared to lose his zest for football in a slow rookie year. The Dolphins could keep him as a fourth running back if he challenges Damien Williams.|
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Dolphins | Right guard in Miami still up for grabs Sat Aug 20, 10:16 PM
Miami Dolphins OGs Jermon Bushrod and Billy Turner continue to battle for the starting job at right guard, and they both had their moments in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 19, against the Dallas Cowboys.Link to story
Dolphins | Writing on wall for Jamil Douglas Sat Aug 20, 10:15 PM
Miami Dolphins OG Jamil Douglas played just eight snaps in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 19, against the Dallas Cowboys, and it might signal the end is near in Miami for Douglas.Link to story
Dolphins | Jordan Phillips not stepping up Sat Aug 20, 10:15 PM
Miami Dolphins DT Jordan Phillips entered training camp with designs on a starting job, but DT Chris Z. Jones has passed him on the depth chart. Phillips has no tackles or sacks and just one quarterback hit in 55 snaps through two preseason games.Link to story
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Bears | Jordan Howard steps up game Sat Aug 20, 10:14 PM
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard posted 46 yards on 11 attempts in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 19, against the New England Patriots.
|Footballguys view: Howard could get some carries early on if Ka'Deem Carey's concussion lingers. He'll probably enter the season as the third-string back, but the Bears are a run-heavy team, so he should be on our waiver wire watch list if he goes undrafted.|
Jordan Howard player page
Bears | Kyle Long nursing shoulder ailment Sat Aug 20, 10:14 PM
Chicago Bears OG Kyle Long (shoulder) is dealing with a shoulder injury, head coach John Fox indicated Saturday, Aug. 20.Link to story
Bears | Deonte Thompson remains sidelined Sat Aug 20, 10:13 PM
Chicago Bears WR Deonte Thompson (ankle) remains sidelined due to an ankle problem. The return man's timetable is uncertain.Link to story
Deonte Thompson player page
Bears | Jeremy Langford hurt in game Sat Aug 20, 10:12 PM
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford (foot) suffered a left foot injury in the team's preseason game against the New England Patriots. 'I think he got landed on,' head coach John Fox said Saturday, Aug. 20. 'He got sore after the game.' Fox declined to say if the team was being cautious with Langford, who is listed as the team's starting tailback.
|Footballguys view: This sounds like a minor precaution and nothing that will affect Langford's draft stock, but if he isn't playing in the third preseason game, we'll re-evaluate. Fox is unlikely to give us more information in the meantime.|
Jeremy Langford player page
Titans | Tajae Sharpe has earned trust of team Sat Aug 20, 08:18 PM
Tennessee Titans WR Tajae Sharpe has already gained the trust of QB Marcus Mariota and the coaching staff, according to TitansOnline.com senior writer Jim Wyatt.Link to story
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Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater limited on Saturday Sat Aug 20, 08:05 PM
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater was on the field but did not attempt any throws at practice on Saturday, Aug. 20. Head coach Mike Zimmer told reporters he had 'no concern' about his signal-caller's health.Link to story
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Lions | Ameer Abdullah cleared for contact Sat Aug 20, 07:58 PM
Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (shoulder) practiced without a no-contact jersey for the first time in training camp Saturday, Aug. 20.Link to story
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Bears | Jeremy Langford in a walking boot Sat Aug 20, 07:52 PM
Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford (foot) was spotted with a walking boot on his left foot during practice Saturday, Aug. 20.
|Footballguys view: It's probably minor, as we haven't heard about any injury, but this we'll be watching to see if there's any reason to move Langford down after his preseason value peaked following a great preseason Week 2 performance.|
Jeremy Langford player page