Fantasy Football News & Views
Texans | Braxton Miller making strides Fri Jun 23, 12:43 AM
Houston Texans WR Braxton Miller was praised for his progress in OTAs by assistant coach Wes Welker.Link to story
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Lions | Eric Ebron expecting big things Fri Jun 23, 12:09 AM
Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron said he believes the addition of TE Darren Fells will allow him to play to his strengths. 'I think it's going to play a significant role for me to allow me to do the things that I'm best at,' Ebron said.Link to story
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Steelers | Sammie Coates healing up Thu Jun 22, 11:54 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Sammie Coates (groin) said he has spent the last month making sure his 'body is back to normal' following offseason groin surgery.Link to story
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Eagles | Nelson Agholor making an impact Thu Jun 22, 11:38 PM
Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor has been a star during spring practices, according to receivers coach Mike Groh. 'He had a really productive spring,' Groh said. 'He attacked the spring. He's shown up and made an impact at virtually every practice. Really excited about where he's at right now.'Link to story
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49ers | Cole Hikutini eyeing roster spot and more Thu Jun 22, 10:46 PM
San Francisco 49ers TE Cole Hikutini has a legitimate chance to make the 53-man roster, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, and Marrows believes Hikutini could climb up the depth chart if his knee is fully healthy.Link to story
49ers | Logan Paulsen, Garrett Celek competing? Thu Jun 22, 10:41 PM
San Francisco 49ers TE Logan Paulsen and TE Garrett Celek could be competing with each for a roster spot, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.Link to story
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Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott to catch more passes? Thu Jun 22, 10:36 PM
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott will 'absolutely' be used more in the passing game this season, according to running backs coach Gary Brown.Link to story
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Seahawks | Eddie Lacy to split carries? Thu Jun 22, 09:37 PM
Seattle Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy and RB Thomas Rawls could split carries fairly equally this season, according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times.Link to story
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Titans | Tajae Sharpe the odd man out? Thu Jun 22, 09:21 PM
Tennessee Titans WR Tajae Sharpe (foot) is going to have a 'hard time' being in shape for the start of training camp because of his foot injury, according to head coach Mike Mularkey, but Mularkey said Sharpe will have a chance to compete for a role in the offense.Link to story
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Giants | Does Eli Manning have plenty of gas in tank? Thu Jun 22, 01:48 PM
New York Giants QB Eli Manning still has many years to play in the NFL, in the opinion of owner John Mara.
|Footballguys view: It would be fascinating to know what GM Jerry Reese and coach Ben McAdoo think about the 'gas gauge' for Manning. Some of the moves they have made this offseason seem more bent on capitalizing on winning now, with an eye beyond Manning. Certainly the addition of rookie QB Davis Webb has given people the impression the Giants are thinking of a few years down the line. Short term, the Giants added WR Brandon Marshall and rookie TE Evan Engram, both weapons which will help Manning immensely. Early drafts seem undecided on Manning's real value, and his ADP is at 108 overall -- the No. 16 quarterback coming off the board.|
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Raiders | Derek Carr fully guaranteed $40 million Thu Jun 22, 11:53 AM
Updating earlier reports, Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr is fully guaranteed $40 million and has more than $70 million in total guarantees. He's under contract through 2022.
|Footballguys view: Well, we all know the chances of reaching that 2022 finish line are scant, as teams and players tend to renegotiate before the end of a contract. Hence the large amount of guaranteed dollars. Carr continues to improve his game and if he is back 100% healthy as we expect, you can bet he'll be a great option for Fantasy GMs this season.|
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Bears | Ka'Deem Carey not a lock Thu Jun 22, 10:30 AM
Chicago Bears RB Ka'Deem Carey isn't a lock to make the final roster, and he'll have to improve on special teams to enhance his chances of making the team.
|Footballguys view: This isn't a shock considering how few and far between his carries were in 2016. It's Carey's final year on his rookie deal and with Jordan Howard the main back, there's a good chance Carey won't see that play out.|
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Bears | Markus Wheaton has good chance to start Thu Jun 22, 10:22 AM
Chicago Bears WR Markus Wheaton likely has a good chance to start on the outside for the team. The Pittsburgh Steelers used Wheaton in the slot, but he wasn't nearly as productive as he was on the outside.
|Footballguys view: We're not sure if it really will make much of a difference where he lines up with the Bears. Wheaton was underwhelming with one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL throwing him the ball when Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger was tossing him passes. He is unlikely to see an equivalent level of play out of either Mike Glennon or rookie Mitchell Trubisky, so we're not sold that he finally reaches his potential in Chicago.|
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Raiders | Derek Carr agrees to extension Thu Jun 22, 10:22 AM
Updating an earlier report, Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr agreed to a five-year, $125 million extension Thursday, June 22, according to sources. The deal makes him the highest-paid player in team history.
|Footballguys view: Well, they say if you like it then you'd better put a ring on it. This is the NFL equivalent and is a no-brainer for Oakland-soon-to-be-Las Vegas. Groan-inducing Dad-Jokes aside, Carr is the best player this team has had in a long time and a clear difference-maker. He will be that for your fantasy team too, and is currently going as the No. 8 quarterback off the board with an overall ADP of 72 in early drafting. With Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree to throw to and Marshawn Lynch running the ball, this could be a very potent offense again this year.|
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Raiders | Derek Carr deal near completion Thu Jun 22, 08:29 AM
Updating previous reports, Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr has a deal in place with the Raiders, and only language remains. It could be finalized this week. Carr could choose to backload the deal because there is no state tax in Nevada and California's tax rate is 13.3 percent. Doing so would save him millions.
|Footballguys view: This makes all the sense in the world and is a sane, smart move by the franchise. The backloading of the deal is fascinating for those of you who like finance, but the bottom line is this: Carr is one of the top young quarterbacks in the NFL, and you don't let a guy like that leave.|
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Seahawks | Austin Davis contract update Wed Jun 21, 07:50 PM
Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks QB Austin Davis signed a one-year deal worth $855,000. The deal includes a $50,000 signing bonus, and Davis would receive a $30,000 bonus if he is on the roster at the start of the regular season.
|Footballguys view: Davis is competing for the primary backup spot behind Russell Wilson. He's got to beat out Trevone Boykin for that job.|
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Raiders | Derek Carr close to extension Wed Jun 21, 03:01 PM
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr is close to agreeing on a contract extension that is expected to pay him around $25 million per season, according to sources. The deal could be announced as early as the end of this week.
|Footballguys view: Carr is entering the final year of his contract, and the Raiders should get something done to lock him up before the start of training camp. That's been the expectation, and that's the track the two sides seem to be on. The top number for QBs is Andrew Luck ($24.6 million) and Carr should top that. Once he does, expect the contracts for Matthew Stafford and Kirk Cousins to fall in line next.|
Derek Carr player page
Jaguars | Blake Bortles struggles with turnovers Wed Jun 21, 02:35 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles has committed 63 turnovers over the last three seasons, which is the most in the NFL. His 51 interceptions during that span ranks second among quarterbacks.
|Footballguys view: In other news, water is wet. Bortles is known to get careless with the football and his turnover numbers have always been high. If he wants to play up to his potential then Bortles will have to cut down on the turnovers. We should see the Jaguars use more balanced attack (featuring rookie RB Leonard Fournette) to keep things simple for Bortles. With over 600 passing attempts last year, Bortles may have 100 fewer attempts in 2017.|
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Texans | Houston wants to keep Lamar Miller fresh Wed Jun 21, 02:22 PM
Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller received 268 carries in 2016 but likely will see a drop in his carries this season so the team could keep him fresher later in the season. Running backs coach Charles London said the team has a diverse group of running backs, which will allow the team to balance Miller's workload.
|Footballguys view: With the addition of rookie D'Onta Foreman, we could see a smaller amount of carries for Miller as the team tries to manage his touches. He can be just as effective on fewer touches if used the right way. Miller is more comfortable in this offense, and the team has better weapons around him. Fantasy owners should consider Miller a RB2 with RB1 upside.|
Lamar Miller player page
Rams | Todd Gurley, o-line on same page this spring Wed Jun 21, 01:20 PM
Los Angeles Rams OL Rodger Saffold told ESPN's Alden Gonzalez he saw improvement in the communication with RB Todd Gurley during the offseason program.
|Footballguys view: That's good news for Gurley and his fantasy owners. Under new head coach Sean McVay, Gurley could get back to the 1,000-yard mark that he surpassed in his rookie season. He's going off the board at RB12 (2.11) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
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Panthers | Greg Olsen could hold out Wed Jun 21, 10:21 AM
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen doesn't rule out holding out of training camp for a new contract.
|Footballguys view: Olsen has a cap hit this year of $10.35 million with $6.6 million in dead money per Spotrac.com. He's under contract the next two years at a base salary of $6.5 million, and Olsen ranks 12th among tight ends in guaranteed money. One of the best tight ends in the league at age 32, Olsen believes he can play another five years in the pros. Olsen attended minicamp, and there have been no previous signs that he would hold out for training camp.|
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Ravens | Jeremy Maclin had a torn groin Wed Jun 21, 09:23 AM
Baltimore Ravens WR Jeremy Maclin (groin) said that he played through a torn groin muscle last season.
|Footballguys view: Something didn't seem right last year with Maclin after his Week 9 groin tear that caused him to miss four games. His groin tear didn't require surgery and Maclin is said to be at full strength now. The Ravens were wise to pick him up as they already have dynamic deep-threat receivers like Mike Wallace and Breshad Perriman. Maclin can be that go-to guy on underneath routes and should become a favorite of QB Joe Flacco.|
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Cardinals | Chad Williams likely No. 5 WR in 2017 Tue Jun 20, 11:51 PM
Arizona Cardinals third-round WR Chad Williams will likely begin the season as the team's fifth receiver, according to 98.7 Arizona's Mike Jurecki.
|Footballguys view: Williams may be their fifth receiver now, but he could work his way up the depth chart. We love his upside in dynasty leagues and there has been a ton of reports out of Cardinals camp that have been overwhelmingly positive about the impression Williams is making.|
Dolphins | Jarvis Landry getting it done in the slot Tue Jun 20, 10:50 PM
Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry has secured 199 catches out of the slot over the last three seasons, more than any other receiver in the NFL over that time.
|Footballguys view: Landry is going to get a ton of catches in 2017 ...just like he does every year and mostly out of the slot. He's unlikely to be used much in the red zone, and that limits his fantasy value. In 12-team PPR leagues, Landry is going off the board at WR19 (4.02).|
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Rams | LA Rams ink remaining draft picks Tue Jun 20, 09:41 PM
Los Angeles Rams fourth-round WR Josh Reynolds, fourth-round LB Samson Ebukam, sixth-round DT Tanzel Smart, sixth-round FB Sam Rogers and seventh-round LB Ejuan Price signed their four-year rookie contracts Tuesday, June 20. Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.Link to story
Patriots | Brandin Cooks praised by head coach Tue Jun 20, 07:49 PM
New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks has already impressed head coach Bill Belichick. 'Brandin's worked hard. Definitely, he has some skill. A transition for him [from the Saints]; he's working hard to make it,' Belichick said. Belichick said Cooks is able to do multiple things for the Patriots and they'll have to see how those tools translate at training camp.
|Footballguys view: New England has added other WRs before that just don't get the system and struggle to produce. It seems like Cooks is getting it, and that should only boost his already high fantasy value. Cooks is coming off the board at WR11 (2.11) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
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Titans | Eric Decker contract details Tue Jun 20, 07:11 PM
Tennessee Titans WR Eric Decker's one-year deal is worth up to $5.35 million, according to a source. The deal comes with a $2.5 million signing bonus, a $1.35 million salary and up to $1.50 million in incentives.
|Footballguys view: Decker could be a very interesting addition to this offense and might be a good fit as the No. 2 there. Two things will impact that. First is the health of Marcus Mariota, which looks good. Second will be how quickly rookie Corey Davis starts drawing coverage. When he's the focal point of a secondary, Decker can struggle. When he has a legit number one across from him, though, he can be very productive. Right now, Decker is trending with an overall ADP of 102 and is the 39th receiver off the board. We suspect that will get more expensive as summer goes by and the market adjusts to his new situation.|
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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell extension iffy before deadline? Tue Jun 20, 04:10 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell has a 50% chance of agreeing to a long-term extension before the July 17 deadline, in the opinion of Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. La Canfora cites Bell's history of injuries and suspensions as logical reasons to take a year-by-year approach with Bell. Plus, Bell counts $12 million against the Steelers' salary cap.
|Footballguys view: It's going to happen. The Steelers don't want him to walk, because he will last half a minute on the market. Yes, there is danger because of those suspensions and injuries but you can only string him along for so long before he takes his talents elsewhere, unless you just tag him every season, which gets cost-prohibitive. We expect Bell to be both healthy and not suspended, making him a shoe-in for one of the top running back spots in fantasy again this season.|
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Chiefs | Andy Reid confident in offense Tue Jun 20, 03:24 PM
Kansas City Chiefs WR Chris Conley is just one piece of a young offensive group that has given head coach Andy Reid confidence despite the loss of Baltimore Ravens WR Jeremy Maclin. 'We have a lot of talent right here to do whatever we need to do,' Reid said. Conley himself is ready to take on a leadership role. 'You have to be a good listener [in order to lead], and I got a lot of time being able to watch and listen, and I think that's the way you help these younger guys is you just pay attention,' Conley said.
|Footballguys view: Maclin had a poor 2016, so how much his departure really matters for this group is debatable. That said, getting the run game back on track and a third option to Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill is critical. We don't expect Conley to be more than the fourth or fifth option in the passing offense, and Fantasy GMs seem to feel the same as his ADP is a very deep 271 overall.|
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Rams | Marquez North waived Tue Jun 20, 02:18 PM
Los Angeles Rams WR Marquez North was waived Tuesday, June 20.Link to story
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Falcons | Devonta Freeman could have contract soon Tue Jun 20, 02:09 PM
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman's possible long-term contract could be done by the first week of training camp, according to a source. Freeman is entering the final year of his current contract.
|Footballguys view: All reports have been positive about the two sides getting a deal done. While Freeman may want 'elite' RB money, he's unlikely to set the market at the position. We're expecting a new long-term contract for Freeman before the start of training camp.|
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Jets | Gang Green adds Marquess Wilson Tue Jun 20, 01:57 PM
Free-agent WR Marquess Wilson (Bears) signed an undisclosed contract with the New York Jets on Tuesday, June 20.
|Footballguys view: Wilson is a speed merchant on the field but has struggled with staying healthy. A foot injury limited him to just three games with the Bears in 2016. The Jets need competition at the WR position and we'll see if Wilson can latch on as a reserve receiver for 2017.|
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Lions | Matthew Stafford long-term deal coming? Tue Jun 20, 12:28 PM
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford has one year left on the extension he signed in 2013, and Lions general manager Bob Quinn told SiriusXM NASCAR Radio over the weekend he's "confident" a deal will get done.
|Footballguys view: Stafford is entering the final year of his contract, and the Lions should work diligently to get this deal done. He's in line to be one of the highest paid players at his position. Earlier reports have speculated the Lions are waiting for the Raiders to get Derek Carr a new deal before rewarding Stafford.|
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Redskins | Odds strong Kirk Cousins re-signs? Tue Jun 20, 12:10 PM
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins has 'become a leader and a fixture at a position of perpetual angst for (team owner Dan) Snyder,' according to CBS sports Jason La Confora, who believes there is now an 80 percent chance Cousins signs a long-term deal with the Redskins.
|Footballguys view: Things change quickly around the NFL. Cousins didn't seem to be in the long-term plans for Washington after back-to-back franchise tags (2016, 2017). The team could get a new deal done that gives Cousins the security every player is looking for. If Cousins were to hit the open market, we'd expect a team like the 49ers to break the bank to get him.|
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Dolphins | Jarvis Landry will not hold out Tue Jun 20, 12:03 PM
Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry will not negotiate with the Dolphins regarding a contract extension after the start of the season, according to his agent, who added the receiver will not hold out training camp if the deal is not reached in the next few weeks.
|Footballguys view: As a second-round pick in 2014, Landry had no fifth-year option for the Dolphins to exercise. He's one of the most productive receivers in the league and can continue to be a key component of the Dolphins passing game. However, the two sides have not talked money and there seems to be a slight bit of hesitation from the team's side of things.|
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Browns | DeShone Kizer closing the gap Tue Jun 20, 11:41 AM
Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer has narrowed the gap between him and QB Cody Kessler for the starting job. Kizer essentially split the first-team repetitions with Kessler during minicamp. The two are expected to battle for the starting job in training camp.
|Footballguys view: The rookie from Notre Dame is picking things up quickly. The Browns don't do everything right, but we love how they've emphasized building from the offensive line out. That O-Line is going to make things better for the quarterback -- no matter who the starter is. Kizer is seen as the QB of the future, and he should get on the field as the starter even if he begins the 2017 season as a backup behind Kessler.|
Cody Kessler player page
Bills | Tyrod Taylor impresses Tue Jun 20, 10:14 AM
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor has impressed head coach Sean McDermott. 'I've really been impressed with the leadership,' McDermott said. '(He displayed) the intangible qualities that are inherent or must be inherent to that quarterback position. I've watched him develop in those areas and that's important as we look to move forward. There's leadership qualities at that quarterback position that are important to winning football games, and I think he's done a nice job in that area.'
|Footballguys view: Taylor needed to grow into his role as a leader with the Bills and it sounds like that's what he did. He's a playmaking quarterback who throws a beautiful deep pass, but Taylor needs to play with better consistency and accuracy. Taylor is the Bills starter for the 2017 season, but there is some question as to whether or not he's a long-term answer for the franchise.|
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Cowboys | Alfred Morris still likely to go Tue Jun 20, 09:52 AM
Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys RB Alfred Morris is still likely to be moved or cut before the 53-man roster is finalized, in the opinion of beat writer Jon Machota.
|Footballguys view: Morris doesn't play special teams and that could cost him his roster spot. The Cowboys could use Darren McFadden as the primary backup behind Ezekiel Elliott. Morris may not be what he used to be, but there would be more than a few teams interested in his services if he hit the open market.|
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Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger praises Martavis Bryant Tue Jun 20, 01:17 AM
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said WR Martavis Bryant 'looks like a stud, as usual' when asked how the returning wide-out is fitting back in with the team.
|Footballguys view: It sounds like Bryant is back to dominating on the football field. He should be able to carry that momentum from minicamp over to training camp and from training camp to the preseason. Once we see him back in game action, we'll feel better about Bryant's potential. In this high-powered passing attack, Bryant has a chance to outperform his current ADP of WR27 (5.05) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
Martavis Bryant player page
NFL | Anquan Boldin waiting to sign before camp Tue Jun 20, 12:16 AM
Free-agent WR Anquan Boldin (Lions) said that his preference is to sign with a team 'right before training camp.'
|Footballguys view: Boldin proved last year with the Lions that he still had something left in the tank. He's looking for the 'right situation' and previous reports had indicated Boldin wants to stay near his Florida home. The veteran receiver will still be playing somewhere in 2017.|
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Steelers | James Conner still bothered by injury Mon Jun 19, 08:17 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (hamstring) said he was not able to do much during minicamp because he is still dealing with a hamstring injury he suffered during rookie minicamp.
|Footballguys view: Conner is penciled in to be the primary backup to Le'Veon Bell. He's certainly a player fantasy owners should handcuff to Bell if you've got the space on your bench. His current ADP is RB63 (14.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
Texans | D'Onta Foreman looking to drop weight Mon Jun 19, 07:13 PM
Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman said he would like to lose a few pounds before the start of training camp.
|Footballguys view: Coming out of Texas, Foreman is listed at 233 pounds. That's a big back but he has a rather finesse style as a runner for such a big man. We'll see if the rookie can beat out Alfred Blue for the primary backup behind Lamar Miller.|
Lions | Marvin Jones improving this offseason Mon Jun 19, 05:22 PM
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones focused on strengthening his lower body to improve his explosiveness this offseason. He worked out with former NFL WR Randy Moss to help him in that endeavor and to improve his yards after the catch. Head coach Jim Caldwell praised Jones for the offseason he has put together so far. 'This guy is right there on the verge of maintaining that kind of explosive start that he had last year,' Caldwell said. 'He's really, really had a real good spring.'
|Footballguys view: Jones can only benefit from working out with Moss. Last year, Jones started off his time with the Lions at an incredible rate and he led the NFL with 482 receiving yards after four weeks. It all fell apart after that due to nagging injuries and inconsistencies as Jones managed just 448 yards the rest of the season. Jones has a current ADP of WR48 (10.09) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
Marvin Jones player page
Rams | Tyler Higbee favored to start? Mon Jun 19, 03:10 PM
Los Angeles Rams TE Tyler Higbee appears to have a leg up on rookie TE Gerald Everett for the starting tight end position, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Alden Gonzalez.
|Footballguys view: A fourth-round pick out of Western Kentucky last year, Higbee has an athletic profile at 6'6" 249 pounds. He didn't do much as a rookie in 2016, but Higbee should be considered the frontrunner for the starting job entering training camp. Everett is a talented move tight end in his own right, but rookie tight ends are usually slow to progress at the pro level.|
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Rams | Jared Goff understands the offense Mon Jun 19, 03:01 PM
Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff said he has understood and grasped all of head coach Sean McVay's so far this offseason. Goff said he has learned the offense much quicker this year than he did his rookie season. McVay said he has implemented about 95% of his offense so far.
|Footballguys view: Goff was pretty bad as a rookie last year, but this new offense should be more capable of getting the best out of the second-year pro. He's a work in progress as a passer, but Goff should be better this year. Goff is a QB3 for fantasy owners in redraft leagues and this new offense greatly benefits his dynasty potential.|
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Panthers | Chris Manhertz adjusting Mon Jun 19, 12:19 PM
Carolina Panthers TE Chris Manhertz looked more comfortable blocking and receiving in minicamp.Link to story
Panthers | Russell Shepard shines Mon Jun 19, 12:16 PM
Carolina Panthers WR Russell Shepard consistently got open from the slot this spring and caught everything thrown his way, according to beat writer Joseph Person.
|Footballguys view: Shepard is a bit of the forgotten man in the Panthers offense. He'll compete with rookie sensation WR Curtis Samuel for the no3 WR job in Carolina behind Kelvin Benjamin and Devin Funchess.|
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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin back in shape Mon Jun 19, 12:11 PM
Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin appears to have worked himself back in shape, in the opinion of beat writer Joseph Person. Head coach Ron Rivera said that Benjamin didn't weigh the reported 280 pounds in April, but he might have been 270 pounds. On the final day of minicamp, Benjamin reached down to catch a pass a couple of inches off the ground and got both feet inbounds.
|Footballguys view: Pictures surfaced earlier this offseason where Benjamin looked like he could play in Big Momma's House 4. It's a good sign that Benjamin has worked himself into better shape. He has the ability to gash defenses and his size makes him a great target in the red zone. Benjamin has a current ADP of WR29 (6.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
Kelvin Benjamin player page
Vikings | David Morgan impresses with blocking Mon Jun 19, 11:17 AM
Minnesota Vikings TE David Morgan II impressed with his blocking skills, and he doesn't have much competition for the second tight end spot, according to beat writer Matt Vensel.Link to story
Vikings | Dalvin Cook flashes speed Mon Jun 19, 11:14 AM
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook flashed his speed in minicamp last week and is a fast, long strider in the open field.
|Footballguys view: No surprise here. Cook is an explosive back who reminded some in the scouting community of former Colts great Edgerrin James. We'll see Cook compete with veteran Latavius Murray for the starting job. Expect him to get playing time -- and perhaps win the main job -- due to his natural playmaking skill set.|