Fantasy Football News & Views
Giants | Odell Beckham deal not top priority (Sat Jun 24, 02:53 PM) [jump to this story]
Redskins | Terrelle Pryor reaching out to NFL greats (Sat Jun 24, 01:08 PM) [jump to this story]
Redskins | Jamison Crowder 'can play anywhere' (Fri Jun 23, 12:12 PM) [jump to this story]
Ravens | BAL to focus on offensive line Thu Jun 15, 02:17 AM
The Baltimore Ravens will focus on upgrading their offensive line following the signing of WR Jeremy Maclin and are not likely to add another wide receiver prior to camp.
|Footballguys view: Maclin still has something left in the tank, so it makes sense to turn back to shoring up the offensive line. Quarterback Joe Flacco was sacked 33 times, which isn't the highest total in the league by any stretch, but absolutely can be improved upon. Keeping Flacco from being pressured will give Maclin a better chance to succeed. We still believe Maclin might end up in the slot with Mike Wallace and Breshad Perriman on the outside.|
Jeremy Maclin player page
Redskins | DeAngelo Hall revised financials Thu Jun 15, 02:10 AM
Under the terms of his new salary, Washington Redskins S DeAngelo Hall will make $2.3 million and can earn a $250,000 bonus if he makes the Pro Bowl.Link to story
DeAngelo Hall player page
Saints | Willie Snead hopeful for deal before season Thu Jun 15, 01:08 AM
New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead is optimistic that he'll have a long-term deal with the club before the new season begins. 'I think the guys upstairs are working on it,' Snead said. 'I'm hopeful, and I just have to keep worrying about myself and staying healthy and doing all the right things. I know it's going to be handled, it's going to take time, but I feel like we'll get it done sooner or later.'
|Footballguys view: We could see a deal getting done since Brandin Cooks is over in New England. Mike Thomas will get more than his fair share of targets, and sure, Ted Ginn Jr. is now in the offense, but Snead clearly represents a big value and important piece for this team. Snead's current ADP marks him as the 81st player taken overall and the No. 34 wide receiver.|
Willie Snead player page
Jaguars | Blake Bortles tired of 'below average' play Thu Jun 15, 12:42 AM
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles said that the team is 'sick and tired of being below average' and 'not being successful when we feel as though we have the ability to be a good team.' He added: 'We haven't been. It's time to make a change. It's not going to happen overnight. You have to go do something about it.'
|Footballguys view: We feel you, Blake. We feel you. Bortles is kind of getting to the end of his chances and we are hoping a new coach represents a fresh start and an improvement for the fourth year quarterback. The Jaguars did pick up his fifth year option, but he still needs to get better to secure a long term job. There are enough weapons in the offense to think he can do that, but fantasy GMs are cool on him right now, as he is the 20th quarterback coming off the board in early drafts.|
Blake Bortles player page
Rams | Jamon Brown looks like starter at RT Wed Jun 14, 11:09 PM
Los Angeles Rams OT Jamon Brown has been taking all the first-team repetitions at right tackle, while OT Greg Robinson has barely even been taking second-team reps. Head coach Sean McVay said Robinson 'still has a role' and that they're 'still evaluating' the position.Link to story
Chargers | Philip Rivers not close to retiring Wed Jun 14, 08:11 PM
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers said he believes he can play a few more seasons before he considers retirement.Link to story
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Bengals | Cody Core carted off Wed Jun 14, 07:56 PM
Cincinnati Bengals WR Cody Core (leg) was carted off the field during practice Wednesday, June 14, because of a leg injury. Core underwent X-rays on his leg and is expected to be fine, according to a source.Link to story
Raiders | Austin Howard not cleared yet Wed Jun 14, 07:55 PM
Oakland Raiders OT Austin Howard (shoulder) has not been cleared to practice at this point and his status for the start of training camp is uncertain.Link to story
Bears | Cameron Meredith will be ready for camp Wed Jun 14, 07:25 PM
Chicago Bears WR Cameron Meredith (thumb) will be ready for the start of training camp, according to head coach John Fox.Link to story
Bears | Three Bears could miss start of camp Wed Jun 14, 07:16 PM
Chicago Bears OG Josh Sitton (chest), OG Kyle Long (ankle) and LB Danny Trevathan (knee) may not be ready for the start of training camp because they are recovering from injuries.Link to story
Danny Trevathan player page
Jets | Demario Davis accepts pay cut Wed Jun 14, 07:15 PM
New York Jets LB Demario Davis accepted a pay cut after he was traded to the Jets, according to a source. Davis was scheduled to make $3.7 million but will now receive a $900,000 base salary and can make an additional $1.225 million in incentives.Link to story
Demario Davis player page
Redskins | Coach expects Matt Jones at camp Wed Jun 14, 06:59 PM
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said he expects RB Matt Jones to report to training camp and compete for the starting job. Gruden said Jones has not directedly asked him for his release.Link to story
Matt Jones player page
Browns | Calvin Pryor not taking part in team drills Wed Jun 14, 06:43 PM
Cleveland Browns SS Calvin Pryor is being held out of team drills during minicamp because he is still trying to learn the defensive playbook, according to head coach Hue Jackson.Link to story
Calvin Pryor player page
Ravens | Breshad Perriman shaken up Wed Jun 14, 06:42 PM
Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman had the wind knocked out of him after he laid out for a deep pass during practice Wednesday, June 14, according to WR Mike Wallace. Perriman sat out the rest of practice after the incident.Link to story
Breshad Perriman player page
Titans | Eric Decker leaves Titans visit Wed Jun 14, 06:11 PM
Free-agent WR Eric Decker (Jets) left his visit with the Tennessee Titans Wednesday, June 14, without a contract.Link to story
Eric Decker player page
Browns | Myles Garrett injury update Wed Jun 14, 05:48 PM
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns DE Myles Garrett (foot) suffered a left foot injury during practice Wednesday, June 14, but head coach Hue Jackson said he thinks Garrett will be fine.
|Footballguys view: The Browns should take it easy on the no1 overall pick as he's a bit banged up. If this is a minor injury, then they should just shut him down for minicamp and get him ready for the start of training camp.|
Jets | Jeremy Clark may start camp on PUP list Wed Jun 14, 05:46 PM
New York Jets CB Jeremy Clark (knee) is a candidate to start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to head coach Todd Bowles.Link to story
Jets | Chad Hansen sidelined Wednesday Wed Jun 14, 05:29 PM
New York Jets WR Chad Hansen (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, June 14, because of a sore knee. Head coach Todd Bowles said he does not think the injury is serious and that Hansen should be ready for training camp.
|Footballguys view: Hansen could be a big part of the new-look Jets WR corps. The rookie from Cal has drawn Allen Hurns (Jaguars) comparisons from some in the scouting community. Hansen can get by the defense for deep targets, and he's got the body control to work the boundaries on the field. He will compete with fellow rookie Ardarius Stewart and second-year pro Charone Peake to be the Jets no3 wideout behind Quincy Enunwa and Robby Anderson.|
Bills | Cardale Jones could be on bubble Wed Jun 14, 05:26 PM
Buffalo Bills QB Cardale Jones could be on the roster bubble because he was fourth in the quarterback rotation during practice Wednesday, June 14, behind QBs Tyrod Taylor, T.J. Yates and Nathan Peterman.
|Footballguys view: Jones has a big arm but little control as a passer. He'll need to show consistent accuracy during training camp and the preseason if he wants to stay with the Bills. Taylor is the clear-cut starter and Peterman is an interesting developmental quarterback we have a lot of deep dynasty love for.|
Cardale Jones player page
Bills | Preston Brown working with starters Wed Jun 14, 04:58 PM
Buffalo Bills LB Preston Brown has been working at middle linebacker with the first-team defense during minicamp. LB Reggie Ragland is working with the second-team defense at the position.Link to story
Preston Brown player page
Reggie Ragland player page
Cowboys | Rico Gathers remains sidelined Wed Jun 14, 04:55 PM
Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers (illness) missed his second straight day of practice Wednesday, June 14, because of an illness.
|Footballguys view: Gathers, a sixth-round pick in 2016, never played college football but was a college basketball player at Baylor. He's competing as a developmental player behind Jason Witten. Fantasy owners in super deep dynasty leagues should be monitoring his progress.|
Rico Gathers player page
Browns | Myles Garrett limps off Wed Jun 14, 04:50 PM
Cleveland Browns DE Myles Garrett (undisclosed) limped off the field after suffering an undisclosed injury during practice Wednesday, June 14. He was having his foot or ankle examined on the sidelines.Link to story
Broncos | Brandon McManus signs tender Wed Jun 14, 04:49 PM
Denver Broncos restricted free-agent PK Brandon McManus signed his one-year tender offer Wednesday, June 14, according to a source. He is scheduled to make $2.8 million in 2017.Link to story
Falcons | Andre Roberts out with injury Wed Jun 14, 04:14 PM
Atlanta Falcons WR Andre Roberts (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, June 14, because of a back injury.
|Footballguys view: Roberts is fifth on the Falcons depth chart (at best) and will only make an impact for them on special teams.|
Andre Roberts player page
Jets | ArDarius Stewart undergoes two surgeries Wed Jun 14, 04:13 PM
New York Jets WR ArDarius Stewart (groin, thumb) recently underwent surgeries to repair his groin and thumb injuries. Head coach Todd Bowles said Stewart is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.
|Footballguys view: Stewart is going to compete for the no3 wideout spot with the Jets behind Quincy Enunwa and Robby Anderson. During his college career at Alabama, Stewart stood out because of his physical play. He's a run-after-the-catch specialist and isn't much of a route runner at this point in his career. He'll compete with Charone Peake and fellow rookie Chad Hansen for targets in 2017.|
Cowboys | Cole Beasley's injury has lingered Wed Jun 14, 03:59 PM
Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley (hamstring) said he has been dealing with his hamstring injury since Week 10 of the 2016 season. He said he would be able to play in a game now if needed and believes rest will heal the injury.
|Footballguys view: Beasley is super quick through the route tree and will rest to get right. Hamstring injuries can linger if not treated properly. We will see him out there for training camp.|
Cole Beasley player page
Lions | Jared Abbrederis misses practice Wed Jun 14, 03:19 PM
Detroit Lions WR Jared Abbrederis (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Wednesday, June 14, because of undisclosed reasons.
|Footballguys view: Abbrederis has had a problem staying healthy, especially last year when he was limited to five games for the Packers. He is competing for the no4 WR job with the Lions behind Golden Tate, Marvin Jones and rookie Kenny Golladay.|
Jared Abbrederis player page
Saints | Max Unger targeting opener for return Wed Jun 14, 03:16 PM
New Orleans Saints C Max Unger (foot) said he is targeting Week 1 for his return from offseason foot surgery.Link to story
49ers | Reuben Foster should be ready for camp Wed Jun 14, 03:12 PM
San Francisco 49ers LB Reuben Foster (shoulder) should be ready for the start of training camp, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.
|Footballguys view: Foster was one of the most fearsome linebackers in college football last year. He arrives at the ball with natural violence and plays a bit like Patrick Willis used to for the 49ers.|
Dolphins | Anthony Steen working at OG, C Wed Jun 14, 02:55 PM
Miami Dolphins OG Anthony Steen said he has split his snaps evenly between guard and center this offseason.Link to story
Texans | J.J. Watt feeling good Wed Jun 14, 02:49 PM
Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (back) said his surgically repaired back is feeling great and that he has not suffered any setbacks during offseason workouts.
|Footballguys view: All reports this offseason have been positive about Watt as he continues to recover from back surgery. Projecting 15 sacks or more for Watt in 2017 is not outlandish.|
J.J. Watt player page
Dolphins | Walt Aikens working at cornerback Wed Jun 14, 02:44 PM
Miami Dolphins S Walt Aikens said he has received all of his snaps at cornerback during minicamp but he still needs to know how to play safety as well.Link to story
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Bills | LeSean McCoy on the field Wednesday Wed Jun 14, 02:43 PM
Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (illness) is participating in practice Wednesday, June 14.
|Footballguys view: McCoy is set for a major workload again as the centerpiece of the Bills offense. Getting over 1,000 yards rushing and 45 or so catches is fair to project for the star back. McCoy should be a top-5 fantasy back no matter the format in 2017.|
LeSean McCoy player page
Ravens | Marshal Yanda will be ready for opener Wed Jun 14, 02:28 PM
Baltimore Ravens OG Marshal Yanda (shoulder) said he will be ready for the start of the regular season even though he has not practiced this offseason. Yanda would not say if he will be able to practice at the start of training camp.Link to story
Redskins | DeAngelo Hall takes pay cut Wed Jun 14, 02:24 PM
Washington Redskins FS DeAngelo Hall said he has agreed to a pay cut this offseason. He was scheduled to count $5 million against the salary cap before agreeing to the restructuring.Link to story
DeAngelo Hall player page
Browns | DeShone Kizer contract update Wed Jun 14, 02:18 PM
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer's four-year contract worth about $4.9 million. The deal includes a $1.7 million signing bonus.Link to story
Giants | Justin Pugh has back injury Wed Jun 14, 02:16 PM
New York Giants OG Justin Pugh has missed the first two practices during minicamp because of a back injury. He said he does not expect the injury to linger into training camp.Link to story
Giants | Evan Engram does not practice Wed Jun 14, 02:15 PM
New York Giants TE Evan Engram (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Wednesday, June 14, because of soreness, according to offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan.
|Footballguys view: It's June, so we're not worried about it. We're excited to see Engram in training camp and the preseason. He's a super-sized wide receiver who can exploit defenders as a tight end. Engram has the athleticism to attack the deep middle seam and he can get by linebackers or safeties tasked with covering him. The rookie from Ole Miss could quickly become a favorite target of QB Eli Manning. His current ADP is TE17 (13.08) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
Steelers | T.J. Watt signs contract Wed Jun 14, 02:04 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers first-round draft choice LB T.J. Watt signed his four-year contract Wednesday, June 14. Financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
Browns | Cleveland inks DeShone Kizer Wed Jun 14, 01:57 PM
Cleveland Browns second-round QB DeShone Kizer signed his four-year rookie contract Wednesday, June 14. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.Link to story
Bears | Jordan Howard eyeing more work as receiver Wed Jun 14, 01:48 PM
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard expects a larger role in the passing game this year after converting only 29-of-50 targets for 298 yards and one touchdown as a rookie.
|Footballguys view: An important note for fantasy owners here. In PPR leagues, a larger role in the passing game for Howard would give him more value. Howard has a current ADP of RB9 (2.05) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
Jordan Howard player page
Titans | Eric Decker visiting Tennessee Wed Jun 14, 01:35 PM
Free-agent WR Eric Decker (Jets) is meeting with the Tennessee Titans on Wednesday, June 14.
|Footballguys view: This is Decker's first (but not likely last) visit since the Jets released him. The Titans have revamped their WR corps this offseason with the additions of rookies Corey Davis (first round) and Taywan Taylor (third round) in the 2017 NFL draft. Adding Decker would give them more of a veteran presence at the position. Expect Decker to shop his services around before making a final decision.|
Eric Decker player page
Buccaneers | Doug Martin living in weight room? Wed Jun 14, 12:10 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin looks quicker and bulkier than he did only two or three weeks ago, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Martin will miss Weeks 1-3 of the regular season due to a suspension. After that, he should return to the lineup as the top back for the Bucs. While he's out, the Bucs will use guys like Charles Sims, Jacquizz Rodgers and rookie Jeremy McNichols in a RBBC.|
Doug Martin player page
Packers | Damarious Randall expected to play inside Wed Jun 14, 12:03 PM
Green Bay Packers CB Damarious Randall has had an 'outstanding offseason' according to head coach Mike McCarthy, who intends to keep Randall in the slot this year.Link to story
Damarious Randall player page
Redskins | Matt Jones seeking release Wed Jun 14, 11:17 AM
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones' agent has asked the team to release Jones. Jones is close with new Redskins senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams, who told him to put his head down and compete. Jones said he would work hard to earn back his starting spot.
|Footballguys view: Jones has skipped voluntary OTAs with the idea that he would be traded or released. We'd be surprised if he's on the team's 53-man roster when the regular season opens up.|
Matt Jones player page
Giants | Sterling Shepard impressing Wed Jun 14, 10:19 AM
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard is catching everything thrown at him in practice, and he caught two touchdowns in team drills Tuesday, June 13.
|Footballguys view: That's cool that he's catching everything thrown his way, but with the additions of WR Brandon Marshall and rookie TE Evan Engram there may not be as many targets for Shepard as there was last year. With 65 catches and eight touchdowns last year as a rookie, it may be difficult for Shepard to recreate those numbers this year.|
Sterling Shepard player page
Giants | Orleans Darkwa works with first-team Wed Jun 14, 10:18 AM
New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa worked extensively with the first-team offense Tuesday, June 13.
|Footballguys view: Darkwa is kind of the forgotten man in the Giants backfield. Paul Perkins and rookie Wayne Gallman should be the two primary backs for the team in 2017. Shane Vereen could work into the mix as a change-of-pace back as well.|
Orleans Darkwa player page
Eagles | Jason Peters signs extension Wed Jun 14, 09:51 AM
Philadelphia Eagles OT Jason Peters signed a one-year extension through the 2019 season Wednesday, June 14.
|Footballguys view: Peters is now signed through his age-37 season. He wanted to retire with the Eagles, and now it looks as though he'll get that opportunity. Peters is signed for three years for $32.5 million with $15.5 million guaranteed.|
Redskins | Kendall Fuller opening eyes Wed Jun 14, 09:22 AM
Washington Redskins CB Kendall Fuller has been sound in his coverage and aggressive at attacking the ball this offseason.Link to story
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Jets | Matt Forte likely to stay Wed Jun 14, 09:21 AM
New York Jets RB Matt Forte is likely to remain with the team because he is guaranteed $4 million this season, in the opinion of beat writer Rich Cimini.
|Footballguys view: The Jets have been purging their roster with LB David Harris and WR Eric Decker getting released recently. Forte's guaranteed money means he'll likely stay with the team. Expect him to be part of a RBBC with Bilal Powell in 2017. He's got a current ADP of RB42 (9.08) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
Matt Forte player page