Fantasy Football News & Views
Lions | Detroit offense tougher for defenses? (Tue Jun 21, 08:50 PM) [jump to this story]
Bears | Alshon Jeffery makes progress on deal (Tue Jun 21, 12:38 PM) [jump to this story]
Bills | Tyrod Taylor has high expectations (Tue Jun 21, 01:08 AM) [jump to this story]
NFL | Arian Foster expects to be ready (Mon Jun 20, 05:15 PM) [jump to this story]
Broncos | Devontae Booker to push for RB2 (Mon Jun 20, 08:45 AM) [jump to this story]
Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater improving on deep ball Wed Jun 15, 12:09 AM
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater has shown 'plenty of improvement' the last couple of months, especially throwing the deep ball, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.
|Footballguys view: We have always felt he could throw the deep ball, but Norv Turner has to call the play for us to see it. The offensive coordinator has a habit of leaning on his backs too much and that was the case last season with Adrian Peterson. Will we see Bridgewater get to open up the game? We'll have to see some game evidence before we get too excited, and so see him as no more than a QB3.|
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Bills | Karlos Williams overweight Tue Jun 14, 08:58 PM
Buffalo Bills RB Karlos Williams showed up overweight for organized team activities and minicamp this offseason. He'll need to shed some of that weight before the Bills are content with the shape he's in. Williams worked with strength and conditioning coach Eric Ciano following positional drills in the Bills' first practice of minicamp. Head coach Rex Ryan said Williams isn't close to where he needs to be to play at a high level.
|Footballguys view: The Bills are jam-packed at the RB position, and if Williams is not careful he will lose the backup spot behind LeSean McCoy. We're excited about rookie RB Jonathan Williams (Arkansas), and we'll be monitoring him closely in the competition to establish a pecking order behind McCoy.|
Karlos Williams player page
Bears | Two players absent Tuesday Tue Jun 14, 08:52 PM
Chicago Bears LB Pernell McPhee (knee) and OL Ted Larsen (undisclosed) were not present for minicamp Tuesday, June 14. McPhee is recovering from offseason knee surgery, while head coach John Fox did not disclose Larsen's ailment.Link to story
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Bears | Marquess Wilson leaves early Tue Jun 14, 08:48 PM
Chicago Bears WR Marquess Wilson (undisclosed) left minicamp early Tuesday, June 14. Head coach John Fox did not disclosed if Wilson had suffered an injury.Link to story
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Chiefs | Four players try out Tue Jun 14, 08:37 PM
Undrafted free-agent CB Trenton Coles (Duquesne) and free-agents CB Chris Greenwood (Ravnes), WR Seantavius Jones (Eagles) and WR Devonte Robinson (Packers) tried out for the Kansas City Chiefs Tuesday, June 14.Link to story
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Jets | Wesley Johnson out for minicamp Tue Jun 14, 08:29 PM
New York Jets C Wesley Johnson (hand) will not participate in minicamp as he deals with a fractured bone in his hand, according to his agent. Johnson should be back for training camp, however.Link to story
Broncos | Aqib Talib off crutches Tue Jun 14, 08:10 PM
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos CB Aqib Talib (leg) recently stopped using crutches as he continues to progress from a gunshot wound to his right leg. Talib continued his treatment with trainers Tuesday, June 14 and the Broncos do not expect him to miss any regular season time.
|Footballguys view: We won't see Talib on the practice field until training camp. He's fortunate the injury is not more severe.|
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Ravens | Todd Herremans working out Tue Jun 14, 07:52 PM
Free-agent OG Todd Herremans (Colts) worked out with the Baltimore Ravens during minicamp Tuesday, June 14, according to a source.Link to story
Steelers | Jay Rome waived Tue Jun 14, 07:49 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Jay Rome was waived Tuesday, June 14.
Raiders | Austin Howard practices Tue Jun 14, 07:23 PM
Oakland Raiders OT Austin Howard (knee) was moving well with the Raiders' first team in his return to practice from a knee injury Tuesday, June 14.Link to story
Bears | Alshon Jeffery plans to report Tue Jun 14, 06:57 PM
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery said he plans to report to training camp on time. Jeffery is participating in minicamp, but did not report for organized team activities earlier this month. He is awaiting a long-term contract agreement.
|Footballguys view: Jeffery doesn't have much leverage in this situation. He signed his franchise tender already and is on the books for $14.5 million in 2016. Jeffery had to participate in mandatory minicamp since he's under contract. The two sides have until July 15th to get something done.|
Alshon Jeffery player page
Jets | No deadline for Ryan Fitzpatrick Tue Jun 14, 06:39 PM
Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) and the New York Jets do not have a 'drop-dead deadline' to get a deal done, according to head coach Todd Bowles. It was reported Monday, June 13, that there had been no progress in contract talks with Fitzpatrick.
|Footballguys view: The Jets are slow-playing this Fitzpatrick situation. He's gone from scoffing at their offer to being interested in any sort of deal they give him. The team is ready to move forward with Geno Smith as their likely starter while rookie Christian Hackenberg is seen as the developmental QB.|
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Ravens | Elvis Dumervil had procedure Tue Jun 14, 05:53 PM
Baltimore Ravens LB Elvis Dumervil (undisclosed) recently underwent a preventative procedure, according to head coach John Harbaugh. Harbaugh did not elaborate on Dumervil's issue, but it is the reason for Dumervil's absence from practice Tuesday, June 14.
|Footballguys view: Nothing like specifics. Once anything is dug up about this 'procedure' then we'll be able to comment. This doesn't seem that serious at this time.|
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Redskins | Contract not bothering Kirk Cousins Tue Jun 14, 05:43 PM
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is not focused on a long-term deal this offseason. The deadline to reach a deal is July 15, and Cousins and the Redskins will not be permitted to negotiate a deal until the end of the 2016 season if they do not reach a deal by July 15.
|Footballguys view: Cousins almost immediately signed his franchise tender and is set with a one-year deal worth $19.9 million. He wants to prove that he's more than a one-year wonder, so his focus is on improving as a passer. Fantasy owners should be excited about Cousins as a fantasy asset. He's a high-end QB2 who could get super hot in certain matchups.|
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Ravens | Jimmy Smith not moving well Tue Jun 14, 05:25 PM
Baltimore Ravens CB Jimmy Smith (foot) did not seem to be moving well during practice Tuesday, June 14, according to ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley. Smith is expected to be out until training camp, but he did play catch at minicamp.Link to story
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Bills | LeSean McCoy has ankle injury Tue Jun 14, 05:15 PM
Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (ankle) is dealing with an ankle injury as opposed to a previously reported hamstring injury, according to head coach Rex Ryan.
|Footballguys view: Clarity is always a good thing. An ankle injury seems more severe than a hamstring injury...especially if it's a high-ankle sprain. However, this doesn't seem like something that's going to bother him during training camp. Fantasy owners know that McCoy can be an impact player--if healthy.|
LeSean McCoy player page
Texans | Jaelen Strong praised by coach Tue Jun 14, 04:33 PM
Houston Texans WR Jaelen Strong is 'probably one of the most improved players' on the Texans this year, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
|Footballguys view: Strong has always had tremendous upside as a pass-catcher in the NFL. He's lost about 20 pounds this offseason in an effort to be lighter and quicker. Strong plays like a basketball player in the red zone where he's comfortable boxing out defenders and making plays at the highest point. The former Arizona State star will be hooking up with another Sun Devils player as that's where new QB Brock Osweiler went to college (although the two did not play together in college).|
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Broncos | Denver extends Brandon Marshall Tue Jun 14, 04:23 PM
Denver Broncos LB Brandon M. Marshall agreed to a four-year extension Tuesday, June 14, according to a source. It includes a $10 million signing bonus.
|Footballguys view: Marshall was cut three times by the Jacksonville Jaguars, but the Broncos scooped him up in 2013 and he's developed into one of their best players on the league's best defense. He'll take over at WILL for the Broncos this year with Danny Trevathan (Bears) moving on in free agency.|
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Giants | Victor Cruz active in practice Tue Jun 14, 03:51 PM
Updating a previous report, New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf, knee) ran routes and caught passes during practice Tuesday, June 14. He started small but eventually progressed to full routes.
|Footballguys view: Cruz has already said he plans to participate in the start of training camp in late July.|
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Redskins | Caution used for Josh Doctson Tue Jun 14, 03:39 PM
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (Achilles') and the Redskins are being precautionary with Doctson's Achilles' injury, according to head coach Jay Gruden. As previously reported, Doctson did not practice Tuesday, June 14.Link to story
Redskins | Jordan Reed has ankle sprain Tue Jun 14, 03:31 PM
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (ankle) missed minicamp Tuesday, June 14, because of an ankle sprain he suffered last week, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Reed is not expected to practice this week.
|Footballguys view: This is an injury that may not keep Reed out of training camp, but it still should be a story fantasy owners watch. Reed is supremely talented and a TE1 in fantasy football, but he's got a long injury history. With 14 games missed in three years, Reed has problems shaking the injury bug.|
Jordan Reed player page
Dolphins | DeVante Parker to return Wednesday Tue Jun 14, 03:16 PM
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (foot) will return to practice Wednesday, June 15, according to head coach Adam Gase.
|Footballguys view: Parker can have a huge season for the Dolphins this year as he'll play the "X" receiver in Gase's offense. That's a role where guys like Demaryius Thomas (Broncos) and Alshon Jeffery (Bears) have put up fantastic numbers under Gase. Parker has a current ADP of WR31 (6.08) in 12-team PPR leagues, and that's a position he could easily outperform in 2016.|
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Jets | Muhammad Wilkerson could hold out Tue Jun 14, 02:59 PM
New York Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson will not sign his franchise tender any time soon. He also may not report for training camp as he continues to wait for a long-term contract, according to sources. Wilkerson is not present for the Jets' mandatory minicamp, but he will not be fined for missing it because he has not signed his tender. He would also not be fined for skipping training camp, if he does so, for the same reason.
|Footballguys view: We're expecting him to hold out, and this may spread into the regular season. The Jets have shown absolutely zero interest in signing Wilkerson to a long-term deal, and he does not want to play on the one-year franchise tender. The situation has always been cold throughout the offseason, and we're not looking for things to warm up before the July 15th deadline.|
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Broncos | Mark Sanchez, Trevor Siemian gridlocked Tue Jun 14, 02:44 PM
Denver Broncos QBs Mark Sanchez and Trevor Siemian are 'looking each other in the eye' for the starting quarterback position, according to head coach Gary Kubiak. QB Paxton Lynch is the clear No. 3 quarterback at this point.
|Footballguys view: Siemian was airmailing passes at practice on Tuesday. He's got a big arm but little control or consistent accuracy. Sanchez makes some boneheaded throws from time to time, but he's in more control of where the ball is going than Siemian. We think Sanchez begins the season as the starter. The development of Paxton Lynch will determine how long Sanchez remains in the top spot. Fantasy owners need to downgrade the WRs in the Broncos passing attack. They'll run the ball as much as possible this season.|
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Broncos | Consistency key for Denver QBs Tue Jun 14, 02:27 PM
Denver Broncos QB Mark Sanchez still holds the starting spot for now, according to head coach Gary Kubiak. Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch assume the No. 2 and No. 3 positions, respectively. Kubiak did add that he's looking for the most consistent quarterback to be the starter.
|Footballguys view: The most consistent passer at this time is Sanchez. That's not an exciting option for fantasy owners, and WRs Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders will see their numbers impact this year. We see Thomas as a mid-range WR2 and Sanders as a WR3/flex with upside.|
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Broncos | Aqib Talib remains day-to-day Tue Jun 14, 02:24 PM
Denver Broncos CB Aqib Talib (leg) remains day-to-day. 'We're doing everything we can to get him back for training camp,' head coach Gary Kubiak said.
|Footballguys view: Talib's gunshot wound was not serious, so expect him on the field come training camp. The authorities will look into what happened that night, then expect the league to hand out any punishment if needed.|
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Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger likes two-point tries Tue Jun 14, 02:16 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said he would like to attempt two-point conversions after every touchdown this season. He and head coach Mike Tomlin have discussed the possibility.
|Footballguys view: No team was better at 2-point conversions last year than the Steelers. They led the NFL in two-point attempts (11) and conversions (8). Last September, the Steelers became the first team to try a two-point conversion in the first quarter of a game in 17 years. We're not sure they'll go for two every time, but we won't be surprised to see them attempt even more 2-point tries this year. Make sure your league is scoring these conversions accordingly.|
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Giants | Victor Cruz vows to be ready Tue Jun 14, 01:44 PM
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf) said he will be ready for the start of training camp. 'Come July 28th my plan is to be on the field for the start of training camp,' Cruz said.
|Footballguys view: We'd love to see that....but expecting Cruz to return to his old form might be a little far-fetched.|
Victor Cruz player page
Seahawks | Tyler Lockett growing as receiver Tue Jun 14, 01:10 PM
Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett is growing as a receiver and has improved on getting better releases off the line of scrimmage, according to WR Doug Baldwin. 'He's so quick and he's so fast that there's no reason for guys to be able to put their hands on him at the line of scrimmage,' Baldwin said. Lockett caught 51 passes (second on the team) for 664 yards and six touchdowns in his rookie year.
|Footballguys view: Lockett was a favorite of ours entering his rookie season, and he performed well above the expectations some had for him. We love his upside as a playmaker, and see some dashes of Antonio Brown (Steelers) to his game. Lockett has a current ADP of WR36 (7.11) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
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Titans | Dexter McCluster will have opportunities Tue Jun 14, 12:54 PM
Tennessee Titans RB Dexter McCluster thinks he'll have plenty of opportunities to make noise in the backfield even with RBs DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry ahead of him. 'I think it will open up a lot more opportunities for me,' said the 5-8, 170-pound McCluster. 'When you have some big guys that are going to run downhill, that can cause more confusion to a lot of people. I hope (defenses) forget all about me and I can get open.' McCluster has a versatile skill set and can also help on special teams returning punts.
|Footballguys view: The 'exotic smashmouth' backfield of the Titans is going to feature plenty of Murray and Henry, but we're not sure how much will be left over for McCluster. He's not a fantasy-relevant player with his limited role.|
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Jets | Darrelle Revis expects to be ready Tue Jun 14, 12:53 PM
New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis (wrist) said he expects to be ready to take part in training camp next month.
|Footballguys view: Revis may not quite be the same player he used to be, but he's still an impact player who is dangerous to throw at. The Jets will monitor him closely through camp, and we may see his playing time in the preseason limited.|
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Redskins | Josh Doctson not practicing Tue Jun 14, 12:35 PM
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (Achilles') is not practicing during the team's minicamp Tuesday, June 14. He missed the previous three weeks of practices with a tweaked left Achilles'.
|Footballguys view: Washington needs to be careful with the rookie here. Doctson can be a dominant player at the pro level because he'll catch nearly everything thrown his way. This season, a healthy Doctson would be counted on as a WR3 for Washington behind starters DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon.|
Cowboys | Darren McFadden hurt in home accident Tue Jun 14, 12:33 PM
Updating an earlier report, Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden (elbow) required surgery on his elbow after he was injured in an accident at home.
|Footballguys view: A dropped phone is reportedly the culprit. We've heard of everything, from slipping on McDonald's bags to tripping over a dog on the driveway....but dropping a phone and hurting your elbow takes the cake. McFadden is expected to miss two months and be ready by the end of training camp.|
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Panthers | Brenton Bersin rolls ankle Tue Jun 14, 12:29 PM
Carolina Panthers WR Brenton Bersin (ankle) rolled his ankle in practice Tuesday, June 14, but head coach Ron Rivera didn't know the extent of the injury. It wouldn't be a surprise if Bersin sat out the final two days of minicamp.Link to story
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Packers | Aaron Rodgers, others excused Tue Jun 14, 12:23 PM
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and other select veterans have been excused from mandatory minicamp this week by head coach Mike McCarthy. WRs Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson were also included in that group. 'The approach is different than the past,' McCarthy said. 'So, it's obviously tailored toward the younger players.' QB Brett Hundley will get most of the work with what is left of the No. 1 offense.Link to story
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Cowboys | Darren McFadden undergoes surgery Tue Jun 14, 12:20 PM
Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden (elbow) underwent surgery on his elbow Tuesday, June 14, and is expected back in time for the season opener, according to head coach Jason Garrett.
|Footballguys view: Looking up "injury prone" in the dictionary shows a picture of McFadden. He was competing for a role in the backfield with Ezekiel Elliott and Alfred Morris. At this time, it looks like the Cowboys will feature the rookie Elliott as their bellcow back. Morris is merely a veteran backup, and McFadden could be a change-of-pace back if/when healthy.|
Darren McFadden player page
Cowboys | Dez Bryant limited in camp Tue Jun 14, 11:54 AM
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (foot) will not be a full participant in minicamp this week, and he'll mostly work on the side.
|Footballguys view: This was expected, and honestly it should be expected going into training camp. The Cowboys are built to run the ball a lot, but when they go through the air then Bryant is the main target.|
Dez Bryant player page
Giants | Victor Cruz doing drills Tue Jun 14, 11:43 AM
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf) is doing individual drills at camp, running routes and catching passes Tuesday, June 14.Link to story
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Ravens | Breshad Perriman receives good news Tue Jun 14, 11:29 AM
Updating previous reports, Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman (knee) received a stem-cell injection Tuesday, June 14, and doesn't have a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He's expected to be fine for the season, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: That is comforting news. We love Perriman's upside, and it was disappointing to see him miss his rookie season in 2015. The Ravens have Steve Smith, Mike Wallace and Kamar Aiken as veterans who are competing to establish a pecking order in camp. Smith is the top wideout, but Perriman could work his way up the depth chart behind him if the second-year pro stays healthy and impresses.|
Breshad Perriman player page
Chargers | Joey Bosa absent Tue Jun 14, 11:23 AM
San Diego Chargers DE Joey Bosa is absent from minicamp Tuesday, June 14, amid a contract dispute. Per sources familiar with negotiations, a main hurdle relates to offset language. Bosa's representation is pushing for there to be none. That would mean the Chargers pay him all of his four-year guaranteed contract - it will include a fifth-year team option - even if they release him sometime during it. Theoretically, Bosa thereby can double-dip and be paid full salaries from the Chargers and any new team with whom he signs if he were released.
|Footballguys view: The 3rd-overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft, Bosa is a pass-rusher who plays with a non-stop motor. They'll figure this thing out eventually, and Bosa is set to start at left defensive end on the other side of Corey Liuget.|
Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin, Luke Kuechly on the side Tue Jun 14, 10:19 AM
Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) and LB Luke Kuechly (shoulder) are working on the side Tuesday, June 14.Link to story
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Panthers | Devin Funchess out Tuesday Tue Jun 14, 09:12 AM
Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (illness) is out of practice Tuesday, June 14, due to illness.Link to story
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Eagles | Rueben Randle in lead for WR3 Tue Jun 14, 08:46 AM
Philadelphia Eagles WR Rueben Randle is in the early lead for the Eagles' third receiver spot over WR Chris Givens and WR Josh Huff.
|Footballguys view: It's not an exciting offense to be the third option in. The Pederson offense should feed one WR and one TE enough to be fantasy relevant. Anything outside of that in the Eagles passing game may not be worth rostering in most standard-sized leagues.|
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Giants | Sterling Shepard a lock to start? Tue Jun 14, 02:28 AM
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard has drawn rave reviews with terrific speed and good hands, and he appears to be a lock to start, in the opinion of beat writer Ralph Vacchiano.
|Footballguys view: Shepard is one of our favorite rookie WRs from this draft class. He can cut route sharply and precisely with the savvy of a 10-year veteran. Shepard doesn't have trouble getting open, and he's got natural hands. Even though he's not a big WR (5'10" 194 pounds), Shepard is fearless when running routes over the middle. Fantasy owners should be excited about his upside as the WR2 of the Giants. His current ADP is WR57 (12.11) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
Saints | Hau'oli Kikaha has third ACL tear Tue Jun 14, 02:08 AM
Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints LB Hau'oli Kikaha (knee) tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, which he had repaired twice in college.Link to story
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Colts | Andrew Luck is a full participant Mon Jun 13, 11:19 PM
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (abdomen, kidney) made all of his throws and looked in complete command during organized team activities (OTAs) after rehabilitation from a lacerated kidney. 'He's got a lot in his mind he wants to prove,' quarterbacks coach Brian Schottenheimer said.
|Footballguys view: If Luck is at full strength, the Colts are a team who can make a deep playoff run. The Colts should thrive through the air, and Luck is a QB1 for fantasy owners once again. His current ADP is QB3 (5.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
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Colts | O-line coming together in Indy Mon Jun 13, 11:18 PM
Indianapolis Colts OT Anthony Castonzo is expected to start at left tackle with OG Jack Mewhort at left guard and C Ryan Kelly in the middle. Two jobs remain up for grabs, as OT Joe Reitz is the incumbent at right tackle, although OT Le'Raven Clark might contend. OG Hugh Thornton (ankle) appears to have a leg up at the right guard spot, but he has missed time in the spring with an ankle injury. OLs Denzelle Good, Jonotthan Harrison and rookie Joe Haeg are also in the mix.
|Footballguys view: This is the best news Colts fans could see come to fruition this year. The O-Line was terrible last year, and it was part of the reason why Andrew Luck was knocked out for the season. The team has a franchise QB in Luck, and they need to do everything they can to better protect him. They made a few moves to improve the O-Line and reports indicate all things look good on that front.|
Colts | Brian Tyms stands out in spring Mon Jun 13, 11:18 PM
Indianapolis Colts WR Brian Tyms stood out during organized team activities (OTAs), as he is locked in a battle for one of the two receiver spots behind WRs T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief and Phillip Dorsett. Beat writer Zak Keefer noted Tyms emerged from the pack of contenders for the No. 4 job, and he boasts size at 6-foot-3 that the team lacks among their top three receivers. The team expects to keep as many as six receivers.
|Footballguys view: The Colts are the fifth team Tyms has been on since coming into the league with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent out of Florida A&M in 2012. We'd be surprised if now is the time he makes an impact as a pro. There's not much competition behind the "big 3" at WR for the Colts, so perhaps Tyms is able to make the 53-man roster and see some snaps. Even if that's the case, Tyms won't be a fantasy factor unless there's a rash of injuries above him on the depth chart.|
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Colts | Veteran Robert Mathis looking good Mon Jun 13, 11:17 PM
Indianapolis Colts DE Robert Mathis (Achilles') is fully recovered from a torn Achilles' tendon which kept him out in 2014, and with limited playing time in 2015. He has been a full participant in the team's offseason program, save for a few days he was held out for rest. Beat writer Zak Keefer noted he looked fast and ready when on the field.
|Footballguys view: Achilles' injuries aren't as devastating as they used to be. He was slowed by the injury last season, but it sounds like Mathis is better this offseason. The Colts had 35 sacks last year, but with Mathis back near full strength that number could grow.|
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Jets | Muhammad Wilkerson might not report Mon Jun 13, 09:57 PM
New York Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson is still unhappy he does not have a long-term contract, and he will not sign his franchise-tag tender anytime soon. As such, he might not report for the start of training camp in late July, sources said Monday. He will skip the team's mandatory minicamp, which starts Tuesday, June 14. Because he hasn't signed his tender, he cannot be fined for not participating in the three-day event.
|Footballguys view: The Jets have given no indication that they are willing to give Wilkerson a long-term deal. The two sides have until July 15th to work out a deal, but we're not optimistic that something will get done. After the deadline, then we'll see if Wilkerson is willing to sit out during training camp and perhaps the regular season.|
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