Fantasy Football News & Views
Browns | Cleveland selects Myles Garrett (Thu Apr 27, 08:12 PM) [jump to this story]
Lions | David Njoku has intriguing connection (Thu Apr 27, 01:07 PM) [jump to this story]
Browns | Myles Garrett remains likely top pick (Thu Apr 27, 11:34 AM) [jump to this story]
Jaguars | Deshaun Watson linked to Jaguars (Thu Apr 27, 09:02 AM) [jump to this story]
Packers | Garrett Fugate works out for Packers Thu Apr 20, 08:13 AM
Central Missouri QB Garrett Fugate (knee) worked out for the Green Bay Packers recently. Fugate is coming off of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee.
|Footballguys view: The Packers always add quarterbacks and as they have Aaron Rodgers, they constantly jump on projects like Fugate. He would not only benefit from time to heal behind Rodgers, but the Packers 'QB Camp.' That would help hone his skills and if there is anyone who can find the starting quarterback in a guy we generally see as a backup, it's the Packers.|
Chiefs | Garrett Fugate works out for Chiefs Thu Apr 20, 08:13 AM
Central Missouri QB Garrett Fugate (knee) worked out for the Kansas City Chiefs recently. Fugate is coming off of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee.
|Footballguys view: The Chiefs will look closely at quarterbacks. Whether they take one sooner or later is the question, and that might come down to how much they like this class. This would be a decent landing spot for Fugate, who would have plenty of time to get healthy and ready to go behind Smith. He's got some talent, though we think his ultimate upside is backup.|
Packers | Jermaine Grace visits Packers Thu Apr 20, 08:09 AM
Ex-Miami (Fla.) LB Jermaine Grace visited the Green Bay Packers Wednesday, April 19.Link to story
NFL | Samson Ebukam wraps up whirlwind tour Thu Apr 20, 12:06 AM
Eastern Washington DT Samson Ebukam visited the Minnesota Vikings, Jacksonville Jaguars and Atlanta Falcons over the weekend, the New England Patriots on Monday, April 18 and the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday, April 19.Link to story
NFL | Grover Stewart received 24 visit requests Wed Apr 19, 11:40 PM
Albany State DT Grover Stewart is believed to have received the most requests this spring to work out for NFL teams or fly in for an official visit, according to Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.Link to story
NFL | Marlon Humphrey a limited prospect? Wed Apr 19, 11:39 PM
Alabama CB Marlon Humphrey is reportedly 'too much of a straight-line defender and can only play in limited schemes', according to several teams who spoke with Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline. They compare Humphrey's playing style to former Crimson Tide CB Dee Milliner, who was selected by the New York Jets with the ninth pick of the 2013 draft.Link to story
Eagles | Joe Mixon still 'under consideration' Wed Apr 19, 09:24 PM
Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon remains under consideration for the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2017 NFL Draft next week, according to a source.Link to story
Lions | Jace Billingsley creating buzz Wed Apr 19, 09:18 PM
Detroit Lions WR Jace Billingsley has emerged as a player to watch this spring and WR Golden Tate appears to be one of his biggest supporters, according to the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett.Link to story
49ers | San Francisco hosts four prospects Wed Apr 19, 09:05 PM
Updating a previous report, LSU RB Leonard Fournette joined Iowa TE George Kittle, Michigan S Jabrill Peppers and Florida CB Teez Tabor as draft prospects who visited the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday, April 19.Link to story
Cowboys | Dallas meets with three defensive prospects Wed Apr 19, 08:31 PM
Michigan State DT Malik McDowell, Alabama CB Marlon Humphrey and Youngstown State DE Derek Rivers recently met with the Dallas Cowboys, according to sources.Link to story
49ers | Three prospects meet with 49ers Wed Apr 19, 08:30 PM
Michigan S Jabrill Peppers, Iowa TE George Kittle and Florida CB Teez Tabor met with the San Francisco 49ers Wednesday, April 19.Link to story
Colts | Indy open to taking Joe Mixon Wed Apr 19, 07:54 PM
Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard indicated the Colts would be open to selecting Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon in the 2017 NFL Draft as long as they did their homework on the prospect and have considered the risks of the selection.Link to story
Cardinals | Haason Reddick to meet with Cards Wed Apr 19, 06:37 PM
Temple LB Haason Reddick is scheduled to meet with the Arizona Cardinals, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: Reddick is a fine linebacker who makes plays on the other side of the line of scrimmage regularly. His size in coverage is a concern (6'1" 237 pounds), but Reddick is smart and takes few false steps on his way to the ball carrier. He's likely to be a first-round pick, and it wouldn't be a shock to see the Cardinals take him at 13th overall.|
Cardinals | Arizona working out DeShone Kizer Wed Apr 19, 06:36 PM
Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer was scheduled to work out for the Arizona Cardinals Wednesday, April 19, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: Kizer is a strong-armed quarterback with the mobility to keep plays alive with his feet. He's a raw prospect, but the Cardinals might be willing to take him 13th overall in the first round so he can be groomed behind Carson Palmer.|
Ravens | Two Ravens RFAs sign tenders Wed Apr 19, 05:32 PM
Baltimore Ravens restricted free-agent OT James Hurst and OG Ryan Jensen signed their tender offers Wednesday, April 19. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.
Ravens | Chris Matthews signs tender Wed Apr 19, 05:32 PM
Baltimore Ravens exclusive rights free-agent WR Chris Matthews signed his tender offer Wednesday, April 19. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: He was an exclusive rights free agent, so Matthews didn't really have a choice. Matthews is a big-bodied wide receiver (6'5" 228 pounds) but he's no lock for the Ravens 53-man roster even though they are incredibly thin on talent at the position.|
Raiders | Oakland adds Giorgio Tavecchio Wed Apr 19, 05:29 PM
Free-agent PK Giorgio Tavecchio (Raiders) signed with the Oakland Raiders Wednesday, April 19. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Steelers | Jason Fanaika let go Wed Apr 19, 05:16 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Jason Fanaika was waived Wednesday, April 19.
Rams | Tre Jackson claimed by Rams Wed Apr 19, 05:13 PM
New England Rams OG Tre Jackson was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Rams Wednesday, April 19. The Rams also waived CB Kevin Short.
Panthers | Jordan Willis meets with Carolina Wed Apr 19, 05:06 PM
Kansas State DE Jordan Willis met with the Carolina Panthers Wednesday, April 19.
|Footballguys view: The Panthers have the 8th pick in the first round, and that may be a bit high for Willis. There's a chance he's a late first or early second round pick in the 2017 NFL draft. Willis is one of our favorite players in this draft class. He's incredibly smart and does a good job of diagnosing plays as they unfold in front of him. Willis plays to the echo of the whistle and is known as a leader in the locker room.|
Falcons | Several Falcons limited during workouts Wed Apr 19, 04:52 PM
Atlanta Falcons C Alex Mack (leg), CB Desmond Trufant (pectoral), DE Derrick Shelby (Achilles') and DE Adrian Clayborn (biceps) have been limited during offseason workouts this week but all four players should be ready for training camp.Link to story
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Falcons | Julio Jones limited Wed Apr 19, 04:51 PM
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) has been a limited participant during offseason workouts this week.
|Footballguys view: They don't need to rush him back at all. He is expected to be ready for training camp and is not walking with any limp.|
Julio Jones player page
Jaguars | Telvin Smith not worried about deal Wed Apr 19, 03:47 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Telvin Smith said he wants to focus on playing football and is not worried about his contract situation. Smith is entering the final year of his current contract.Link to story
Telvin Smith player page
Patriots | James White contract update Wed Apr 19, 03:46 PM
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots RB James White's three-year contract extension is worth as much as $15 million, according to a source. The deal includes $4.69 million in guaranteed money.Link to story
James White player page
Bengals | Andrew Billings cleared to activities Wed Apr 19, 03:20 PM
Cincinnati Bengals DT Andrew Billings (knee) has been cleared to participate in football activities and has started cutting and performing football moves. He currently weighs 332 pounds but said he will get down to 320 pounds for the season.Link to story
Bengals | Cedric Ogbuehi healthy Wed Apr 19, 03:16 PM
Cincinnati Bengals OT Cedric Ogbuehi (shoulder) has recovered from the shoulder injury that landed him on the Reserve/Injured list at the end of the 2016 season.Link to story
Bengals | Several Bengals should be ready for camp Wed Apr 19, 03:04 PM
Cincinnati Bengals OG Clint Boling (shoulder), FS George Iloka (shoulder) and DT Brandon Thompson (knee) should all be ready for the start of training camp.Link to story
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Ravens | Joe Flacco will continue to wear brace Wed Apr 19, 02:53 PM
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco said he will continue to wear a knee brace in order to protect his surgically repaired knee.
|Footballguys view: Flacco must be comfortable with the device, and if that's the case then it's no worries going forward. The Ravens need to add more weapons and better receivers around him in the passing game. He's a QB2 for fantasy owners in 2017.|
Joe Flacco player page
Browns | Cleveland unlikely to acquire veteran QB Wed Apr 19, 02:42 PM
Cleveland Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown said the team does not plan on trading for a veteran quarterback during the 2017 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: The Browns already have Brock Osweiler, even if his spot on the 53-man roster is up in the air. They'll be looking for a rookie quarterback who can be groomed as the starter. The Browns are a long way from being a competitor but they've assembled a great offensive line and that's a good start.|
Texans | Houston meeting with Brad Kaaya Wed Apr 19, 02:33 PM
Miami (Fla.) QB Brad Kaaya is meeting with the Houston Texans Wednesday, April 19.
|Footballguys view: The Texans are looking for a rookie quarterback, and the buzz is they really want Patrick Mahomes (Texas Tech). If they can't get him in the first round, then perhaps someone like Kaaya would be an option in the second. Kaaya is good from the pocket and he can throw with touch. His deep passes sail, and he'll need to make better decisions as a thrower outside the pocket to be a good pro.|
Dolphins | Miami works out Dan Feeney Wed Apr 19, 02:27 PM
Indiana OG Dan Feeney recently had a private workout with the Miami Dolphins.Link to story
Dolphins | Damien Williams has not signed tender Wed Apr 19, 02:20 PM
Miami Dolphins restricted free-agent RB Damien Williams has not signed his tender offer at this point, according to executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum.
|Footballguys view: Williams had a visit with the Patriots, but they ended up signing Mike Gillislee (Bills) to an offer sheet instead. The deadline for RFAs to get an offer from another team is April 21st.|
Damien Williams player page
49ers | San Francisco talks with Obi Melifonwu Wed Apr 19, 02:17 PM
Connecticut S Obi Melifonwu met with the San Francisco 49ers Tuesday, April 18, according to a source.Link to story
Lions | Takkarist McKinley meets with Detroit Wed Apr 19, 02:14 PM
UCLA DE/LB Takkarist McKinley met with the Detroit Lions earlier this week, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Length and hustle is the name of McKinley's game. He reminds some in the scouting community of Tamba Hali (Chiefs) because of his length and strength on the edge. McKinley needs to learn how to use his hands better, but his burst to the quarterback makes him someone to be feared when rushing the passer.|
Ravens | Baltimore meeting with two defensive prospects Wed Apr 19, 02:13 PM
Kansas State DE Jordan Willis met with the Baltimore Ravens Tuesday, April 18, and the Ravens are scheduled to meet with Houston LB Tyus Bowser Wednesday, April 19.
|Footballguys view: Willis is one of our favorite players in this draft class. He's incredibly smart and does a good job of diagnosing plays as they unfold in front of him. Willis plays to the echo of the whistle and is known as a leader in the locker room.|
Browns | Brock Osweiler to compete for starting job Wed Apr 19, 01:33 PM
Cleveland Browns QB Brock Osweiler will compete for the starting job in camp, according to executive vice president Sashi Brown.
|Footballguys view: That's what they say right now, but there's still a good chance that Osweiler is traded or released before training camp starts. He's reported to voluntary workouts and the team is treating him like he could actually have a spot on the 53-man roster...for now.|
Brock Osweiler player page
Bears | Lamarr Houston a candidate to be released? Wed Apr 19, 12:14 PM
Chicago Bears DE/LB Lamarr Houston (knee) has no guaranteed money left in the fourth year of his five-year, $35 million contract and is recovering from his second torn ACL in three seasons - both facts make him a possible candidate to be released this summer, according to the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs.Link to story
Lamarr Houston player page
NFL | Nathan Peterman the most pro-ready QB? Wed Apr 19, 12:04 PM
Pittsburgh QB Nathan Peterman is the most NFL-ready quarterback in the 2017 NFL Draft, according to ESPN's Jon Gruden.
|Footballguys view: Peterman has been pegged as this year's version of Dak Prescott. He's not Prescott, but Peterman is likely to be a mid-round guy (maybe as high as the second round) who has the upside to be a quality starter. Peterman challenges defenses, and he uses his eyes to quickly scan the field. He'll make defenders bite with play fakes and pump fakes, plus Peterman anticipates well as a thrower.|
Jaguars | Cam Robinson working out for Jaguars Wed Apr 19, 11:23 AM
Alabama OT Cam Robinson is working out for the Jacksonville Jaguars Wednesday, April 19.
|Footballguys view: The Jaguars have the 4th overall pick in the draft, and that's way too high for Robinson. He could fall to the second round of the draft, and that might be a better spot for the Jags to take him. Robinson is big and powerful in a phone booth, but he's not athletic enough to handle premier edge rushers in pass protection.|
Steelers | Three defenders visiting Pittsburgh Wed Apr 19, 11:07 AM
Utah LB Pita Taumoepenu, Georgia Tech DE Francis Kallon and Georgia Tech DE Patrick Gamble are visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday, April 19.Link to story
Giants | Owamagbe Odighizuwa reports Wed Apr 19, 10:33 AM
New York Giants DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa has reported to voluntary workouts after hinting at possibly retiring in the offseason.Link to story
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Dolphins | Cordrea Tankersley visiting Dolphins Wed Apr 19, 10:03 AM
Clemson CB Cordrea Tankersley is visiting the Miami Dolphins Wednesday, April 19.Link to story
Lions | Matthew Stafford healed up Wed Apr 19, 09:15 AM
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (finger) said his injured middle finger didn't require surgery, just rest, and it started to feel better in February.
|Footballguys view: In the 12 games before the injury, Stafford completed 67.2 percent of his passes with 21 touchdowns and five interceptions. Over the final five games, including a playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks, he completed 59.6 percent with three touchdowns and 10 interceptions.|
Matthew Stafford player page
Raiders | Derek Carr fully participating in OTAs Tue Apr 18, 09:22 PM
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr's (leg) surgically-repaired right fibula is healed enough to the point that he's able to be a full participant in the team's offseason training program, which began Monday, April 17. 'I've been running, jumping, throwing, cutting, everything,' Carr said. 'So I'm ready to rock. I'm ready to do absolutely everything. I did everything my teammates did today. I'll do everything my teammates will do tomorrow.'
|Footballguys view: Great news for the Raiders here. We're certain they won't push him as he continues to heal from his broken leg, but the plan is to have him at full strength for Week 1 of the regular season. With a healthy Carr, the Raiders are a Super Bowl contender in 2017.|
Derek Carr player page
Browns | Cody Kessler works on deep ball Tue Apr 18, 08:52 PM
Cleveland Browns QB Cody Kessler has been working to improve as a vertical passer this offseason with private quarterbacks coach Tom House on his arm strength and deep-ball accuracy.Link to story
Cody Kessler player page
NFL | Ryan Fitzpatrick wants to keep playing Tue Apr 18, 08:27 PM
Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) said that he wants to continue his NFL career. He's 'excited' for his next opportunity, and believes that 'once the draft happens, the picture will become much clearer.' Fitzpatrick has not received any offers just yet.Link to story
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Seahawks | Two Seahawks sign tenders Tue Apr 18, 07:45 PM
Seattle Seahawks RBs Terrence Magee and Troymaine Pope signed their exclusive rights tenders Tuesday, April 18.
Patriots | Matt Lengel re-signs with Pats Tue Apr 18, 07:40 PM
New England Patriots TE Matt Lengel signed his exclusive rights tender Tuesday, April 18.
Cardinals | Two Cardinals return Tue Apr 18, 07:32 PM
Arizona Cardinals OT John Wetzel and DT Olsen Pierre signed their exclusive rights tenders Tuesday, April 18.Link to story
Patriots | James White agrees to extension Tue Apr 18, 07:11 PM
New England Patriots RB James White agreed to a three-year contract extension Tuesday, April 18, according to a source. He is now signed through 2020. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: The Patriots are making moves at running back. Earlier on Tuesday, the Pats offered a contract to Bills RFA Mike Gillislee. They added Rex Burkhead in free agency earlier this year too. White, a favorite of QB Tom Brady, should continue as a change-of-pace back for the Pats.|
James White player page