Fantasy Football News & Views
Redskins | Jordan Reed back at practice soon? (Thu Aug 17, 04:33 PM) [jump to this story]
Seahawks | Thomas Rawls to miss preseason game (Thu Aug 17, 03:20 PM) [jump to this story]
Browns | Josh Gordon reinstatement not on horizon (Thu Aug 17, 02:16 PM) [jump to this story]
Redskins | Rob Kelley safe atop depth chart Fri Aug 11, 09:57 AM
Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley is safe atop the depth chart for the time being, in the opinion of beat writer Rich Tandler.
|Footballguys view: Kelley is worth a 9th-10th round pick as a matchup RB2/Flex play with a low ceiling, but high rush volume floor. He could still be threatened by Samaje Perine by year's end.|
Rob Kelley player page
Lions | Eric Ebron returns Fri Aug 11, 09:41 AM
Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) returned to practice Friday, Aug. 11.
|Footballguys view: Ebron's absence was long enough that we should really worry if this comes up again, but not long enough to greatly move him on our draft boards.|
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Colts | Six Colts idle Friday Fri Aug 11, 09:40 AM
Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett (hamstring), RB Marlon Mack (shoulder), OT Joe Haeg (undisclosed), TE Erik Swoope (undisclosed), LB Antonio Morrison (undisclosed) and CB Rashaan Melvin (undisclosed) are out of practice Friday, Aug. 11.Link to story
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Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott suspension expected Fri Aug 11, 09:29 AM
Updating an ongoing story, Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is expected to be suspended, as one league source characterized the suspension as 'definite.' NFL Network's Jane Slater has also heard the length is closer to the six-game benchmark.Link to story
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Saints | Tharold Simon to visit Saints Fri Aug 11, 08:36 AM
Free-agent CB Tharold Simon (Redskins) is scheduled to meet with the New Orleans Saints Friday, Aug. 11.Link to story
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Saints | Leodis McKelvin to visit Saints Fri Aug 11, 08:24 AM
Free-agent CB Leodis McKelvin (Eagles) is scheduled to meet with the New Orleans Saints Friday, Aug. 11.Link to story
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Redskins | Samaje Perine shaky in debut Fri Aug 11, 02:34 AM
Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine carried six times for 15 yards (2.5 YPC) in his preseason debut Thursday, Aug. 10. He also fumbled, dropped a pass and struggled in pass protection.
|Footballguys view: Perine isn't going to sniff the starting job soon. Expect his ADP to fall past Rob Kelley's and Kelley's to rise as high as the 8th-9th round on this development. Perine is still a good stash in deeper bench leagues.|
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Vikings | Trae Waynes' injury not serious Fri Aug 11, 02:31 AM
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings CB Trae Waynes (shoulder) was removed from the game Thursday, Aug. 10, due to a sore shoulder, according to head coach Mike Zimmer, who did not appear concerned with the injury.Link to story
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Vikings | Bishop Sankey set for MRI Fri Aug 11, 02:27 AM
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Bishop Sankey (knee) said he will undergo an MRI Friday, Aug. 11. Sankey was on crutches and his knee was in a brace following the game.Link to story
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Eagles | Ron Brooks injures hamstring Fri Aug 11, 01:44 AM
Philadelphia Eagles CB Ron Brooks (hamstring) left the game with a hamstring injury Thursday, Aug. 10, and did not return. Brooks is projected to be the team's primary slot cornerback.Link to story
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Packers | Malachi Dupre update Fri Aug 11, 01:22 AM
Updating a previous story, WR Malachi Dupre (head) was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation after being carted off the field following a hit during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 10. Dupre has movement and feeling in all his extremities, according to the team, and Dupre tweeted after the game that he was 'okay.'Link to story
Bears | Mike Glennon still the starter? Thu Aug 10, 11:44 PM
Chicago Bears head coach John Fox said Thursday, Aug. 10, that he won't change QB Mike Glennon's position on the quarterback depth chart after one preseason game.Link to story
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Bears | Mitchell Trubisky shines in debut Thu Aug 10, 11:37 PM
Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky completed 18 of his 25 pass attempts for 166 yards and a touchdown in a 24-17 loss to the Denver Broncos in the preseason Thursday, Aug 10.
|Footballguys view: Trubisky created a quarterback controversy along with Mike Glennon's pick six. If the trends continue, he'll probably start Week 1 against Atlanta no matter the Bears plan when they moved up to draft him second overall.|
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Browns | DeShone Kizer has strong debut Thu Aug 10, 11:30 PM
Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer completed 11 of his 18 pass attempts for 184 yards and a touchdown and rushed three times for 12 yards in a 20-14 win over the New Orleans Saints in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 10.
|Footballguys view: Kizer had two deep bombs for big plays and negotiated the pocket well while displayed tremendous natural arm talent. He'll be the starter sooner than later and is a must draft late in 2QB/Superflex leagues.|
DeShone Kizer player page
Packers | Malachi Dupre carted off after hit Thu Aug 10, 11:08 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Malachi Dupre (undisclosed) was carted off the field on a stretcher against the Philadelphia Eagles in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 10.Link to story
Dolphins | Torn ACL for Raekwon McMillan? Thu Aug 10, 11:07 PM
Updating a previous report, the Miami Dolphins believe LB Raekwon McMillan (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament against the Atlanta Falcons in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 10.
|Footballguys view: This is terrible news for them as Koa Misi is already on injured reserve. McMillan was going to be a three-down linebacker. Tampa gets to attack this depleted linebacker corps Week 1.|
Raekwon McMillan player page
Texans | Work to do for Deshaun Watson Thu Aug 10, 11:00 PM
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson has 'a lot to build on,' following his first preseason game, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. 'There's a lot to correct,' O'Brien said. 'He knows that. He was about 50-50 right or wrong on some of the schemes we ran.'
|Footballguys view: Watson looked better against pressure than Tom Savage, but missed an easy throw or two. Savage will get a ton of chances to fail, but Watson should take over for good at some point this year unless Savage improves greatly.|
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Redskins | Su'a Cravens injures knee Thu Aug 10, 10:51 PM
Washington Redskins S Su'a Cravens (knee) suffered a knee injury against the Baltimore Ravens in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 10, and will need an MRI, according to head coach Jay Gruden.Link to story
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Redskins | Trent Murphy needs MRI Thu Aug 10, 10:49 PM
Washington Redskins LB Trent Murphy (knee) suffered a knee injury against the Baltimore Ravens in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 10, and will have an MRI, head coach Jay Gruden said.Link to story
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Packers | Damarious Randall suffers concussion Thu Aug 10, 10:35 PM
Green Bay Packers CB Damarious Randall (concussion) suffered a concussion against the Philadelphia Eagles in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 10.
|Footballguys view: Randall is a starter, so this is something to watch. The team did sign Davon House and draft Kevin King in the second round, so they have better depth than they did last year when injuries depleted their secondary.|
Damarious Randall player page
Jets | First-team reps for Christian Hackenberg Thu Aug 10, 10:32 PM
New York Jets QB Christian Hackenberg will see time with the first-team offense against the Tennessee Titans in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 12, according to head coach Todd Bowles, but Bowles wouldn't say which quarterback would start the game.Link to story
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Bills | Jonathan Williams has hamstring issue Thu Aug 10, 10:25 PM
Buffalo Bills RB Jonathan Williams (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in a 17-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 10.
|Footballguys view: The injury sounds minor and shouldn't overshadow a strong preseason opener for LeSean McCoy's likely backup. He's one of the few handcuffs worth drafting, assuming this injury doesn't recur in the preseason.|
Chargers | Cardale Jones impressing Antonio Gates Thu Aug 10, 10:17 PM
Los Angeles Chargers QB Cardale Jones has 'special ability,' according to tight end Antonio Gates. 'The ceiling is unlimited for him,' Gates said.
|Footballguys view: Jones was acquired for a song and this preseason could get him on track to be developed as Philip Rivers eventual replacement. Head coach Anthony Lynn knows Jones from their time together in Buffalo, which is a potential good sign and endorsement.|
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NFL | Teams reaching out to Calvin Johnson? Thu Aug 10, 10:09 PM
Retired Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson has been contacted by at least a half-dozen teams to gauge his interest in returning to the NFL, according to Mike Freeman of BleacherReport.com.
|Footballguys view: The Lions would need to give up his rights in a trade, which might be very difficult to pull off. Still, very deep dynasty league owners should add Johnson just in case because the potential reward is so great.|
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Jaguars | Uneventful showing from Blake Bortles Thu Aug 10, 09:55 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles connected on 3-of-5 passes for 16 yards in the team's preseason opener Thursday, August 10, opposite the New England Patriots.
|Footballguys view: Uneventful is what the Jaguars want from Bortles, assuming their running game and defense can carry them. He and the Jaguars passing game should become less prominent this year.|
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Cowboys | James Hanna out with groin injury Thu Aug 10, 09:47 PM
Dallas Cowboys TE James Hanna (groin) did not practice Thursday, Aug. 10, because of a groin injury.Link to story
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Jaguars | Leonard Fournette scores in preseason debut Thu Aug 10, 09:37 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette rushed nine times for 31 yards and a touchdown in his preseason debut Thursday, August 10, against the New England Patriots.
|Footballguys view: Fournette wasn't the starter, but took over early in the first quarter. He ran with good power and showed some nifty footwork in the red zone. Neither Fournette nor the Jaguars run game is subtle, but if they stay competitive, he could get enough work justify his lofty ADP.|
Leonard Fournette player page
Seahawks | Doug Baldwin has injury scare Thu Aug 10, 09:35 PM
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (ankle) exited practice with an ankle injury Thursday, Aug. 10, but the injury isn't considered serious.
|Footballguys view: Let's just hope he makes it through camp and preseason without a recurrence of the injury. We won't change his spot on our boards unless he misses a significant amount of the preseason.|
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Packers | Kentrell Brice injures finger Thu Aug 10, 09:30 PM
Green Bay Packers S Kentrell Brice (finger) exited the preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, Aug. 10, with a finger injury.Link to story
Bears | Ugly line for Mike Glennon Thu Aug 10, 09:22 PM
Chicago Bears QB Mike Glennon completed two of his eight pass attempts for 20 yards and had an interception returned for a touchdown in a preseason game against the Denver Broncos Thursday, Aug. 10.
|Footballguys view: To make things worse, Mitchell Trubisky was flawless for a good part of his time in the game. The Bears may have a quarterback controversy on their hands already. If this continues, expect Trubisky to play very soon, maybe even in Week 1 vs. Atlanta.|
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Broncos | Demaryius Thomas likes the offense Thu Aug 10, 09:16 PM
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas said he is excited about the system of offensive coordinator Mike McCoy.
|Footballguys view: Thomas should get a large helping of wide receiver screens in the McCoy attack, as he did in McCoy's previous stint with the Broncos as offensive coordinator. His hip is also better, and Thomas is looking like a value in the third round.|
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Vikings | Bishop Sankey injures knee Thu Aug 10, 09:11 PM
Minnesota Vikings RB Bishop Sankey (knee) exited the preseason game against the Buffalo Bills Thursday, Aug. 10, with a knee injury and will not return.
|Footballguys view: Sankey was going to have an uphill battle to make the team as a fourth running back. His journey around the league could be coming to a close. He was wearing a brace and on crutches after the game.|
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Browns | Ibraheim Campbell leaves with head injury Thu Aug 10, 08:59 PM
Cleveland Browns S Ibraheim Campbell (head) left the team's preseason opener versus the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday, Aug. 10, and is being evaluated for a concussion.Link to story
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Packers | Damarious Randall takes an early exit Thu Aug 10, 08:51 PM
Green Bay Packers CB Damarious Randall (head) left the team's preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, Aug. 10, and is being evaluated for a concussion.Link to story
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Broncos | Billy Winn injured Thursday Thu Aug 10, 08:45 PM
Denver Broncos DL Billy Winn (leg) was carted off after suffering what appeared to be a serious leg injury versus the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, Aug. 10.Link to story
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Bills | Tanner Vallejo done for the night Thu Aug 10, 08:37 PM
Buffalo Bills rookie LB Tanner Vallejo (shoulder) has been ruled out for the rest of the game after suffering a shoulder injury against the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, Aug. 10.Link to story
Bills | Sammy Watkins busy in preseason opener Thu Aug 10, 08:26 PM
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins was targeted on each of Tyrod Taylor's first four pass attempts and finished with four catches for 39 yards in in the team's preseason opener versus the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, Aug. 10.
|Footballguys view: Watkins can easily outproduce his third round ADP if he stays healthy this year. That the Bills felt good enough to put him out there in the first preseason game and Watkins looked crisp are both fantastic signs. He should move up draft boards after this showing.|
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Vikings | Dalvin Cook sees heavy workload in NFL debut Thu Aug 10, 08:04 PM
Minnesota Vikings rookie RB Dalvin Cook rushed five times for 13 yards and finished with four catches for 30 yards before calling it a day in the team's preseason opener against the Buffalo Bills.
|Footballguys view: Cook could be a PPR monster in Pat Shurmur's offense, as Jerick McKinnon came alive in a similar role last year. Cook does need to work on blitz pickup to cement a big role.|
Dalvin Cook player page
Colts | Ryan Kelly could miss multiple weeks Thu Aug 10, 08:03 PM
Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts C Ryan Kelly (foot) could be sidelined for 'multiple weeks' with a foot injury he suffered in practice Thursday, Aug. 9, according to a source. It is not believed at this time Kelly's injury will linger into the regular season, making it possible he will be ready for the regular-season opener at the Los Angeles Rams on Sept. 10.
|Footballguys view: That's about as good of news as the Colts could have hoped for, but Kelly still needs to avoid aggravating the injury upon return. The Colts offense is shaky for fantasy right now.|
Vikings | Trae Waynes departs preseason opener Thu Aug 10, 07:43 PM
Minnesota Vikings CB Trae Waynes (shoulder) is questionable to return after suffering a shoulder injury in the team's preseason opener against the Buffalo Bills on Thursday, Aug. 10.
|Footballguys view: Waynes was in line to be the starter opposite Xavier Rhodes. Terence Newman replaced him. We're waiting for an update on the severity of the injury.|
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Dolphins | Raekwon McMillan exits early Thu Aug 10, 07:38 PM
Miami Dolphins rookie LB Raekwon McMillan (knee) has been listed as questionable after leaving the game Thursday, Aug. 10, versus the Atlanta Falcons. He was able to leave the field under his own power.Link to story
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Bills | Tyrod Taylor back after injury scare Thu Aug 10, 07:27 PM
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor reentered the game against the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, Aug. 10, after receiving attention from the team's medical staff following an early sack.Link to story
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Eagles | Alshon Jeffery sitting out Thu Aug 10, 06:51 PM
Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery will not participate in the team's preseason opener against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Aug. 10.
|Footballguys view: Jeffery signed a one-year 'prove it' deal with the Eagles this year, and they'll be cautious with him during the preseason.|
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Ravens | Danny Woodhead not in action Thursday Thu Aug 10, 06:46 PM
Baltimore Ravens RB Danny Woodhead will sit out the team's preseason opener against the Washington Redskins on Thursday, Aug. 10, but the rest of the running backs on the roster - including Terrance West - are suited up and expected to play.
|Footballguys view: Woodhead is a seasoned veteran who doesn't need a ton of reps in the preseason. We'll see him as the season draws closer.|
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Ravens | Jeremy Maclin, Mike Wallace to sit Thursday Thu Aug 10, 06:44 PM
Baltimore Ravens WRs Jeremy Maclin and Mike Wallace will not play in the team's preseason opener against the Washington Redskins on Thursday, Aug. 10.Link to story
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Rams | Travis Coons latches on with Rams Thu Aug 10, 06:03 PM
Free-agent PK Travis Coons (Browns) signed an undisclosed deal with the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday, Aug. 10.Link to story
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Vikings | Minnesota to sit seven for preseason opener Thu Aug 10, 05:58 PM
Minnesota Vikings DE Brian Robison, LT Riley Reiff, RB Latavius Murray, WR Laquon Treadwell, RB Jerick McKinnon, LB Kentrell Brothers and CB Jabari Price are not expected to play in the team's preseason opener against the Buffalo Bills on Thursday, Aug. 10.Link to story
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Cowboys | Tyrone Crawford in walking boot Thu Aug 10, 05:49 PM
Dallas Cowboys Tyrone Crawford (ankle) is expected to spend the next few days in a walking boot after suffering a right ankle post lateral sprain.Link to story
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Chiefs | Tyreek Hill standing out Thu Aug 10, 05:41 PM
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill 'has been the star of camp,' according to the Kansas City Star's Terez A. Paylor.
|Footballguys view: Hill had a very good season in 2016 and ended up the 15th fantasy wide receiver based on some great games. Clearly fantasy GM's are expecting him to playing very well. Current getting selected as the 23rd wide receiver in drafts. We feel that is less about Hill and more about the limitations of his quarterback, and certainly feel that he 10 out-produce that ADP.|
Tyreek Hill player page
Chiefs | KC happy with Patrick Mahomes' progress Thu Aug 10, 05:23 PM
Kansas City Chiefs rookie QB Patrick Mahomes has been 'impressive' in camp, 'making at least one eye-opening throw per practice and has been fun to watch,' according to the Kansas City Star's Terez A. Paylor, who added 'everyone in the organization, from the highest level on down, is happy with his progress.'
|Footballguys view: With notes like this from camp, we do wonder how much rope Alex Smith will get. On the other hand Mahomes can be a little bit too much of a gunslinger, and the Chiefs have playoff and Super Bowl aspirations. So they may not be willing to roll with the rookie.|
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