Win. Your. League.

Receive 3 Free Downloads More Details

Fantasy Football News & Views

Search for order by

BAL  BUF  CIN  CLE  DEN  HOU  IND  JAX  KC  MIA  NE  NYJ  OAK  PIT  SD  TEN  
ARI  ATL  CAR  CHI  DAL  DET  GB  MIN  NO  NYG  PHI  SEA  SF  STL  TB  WAS  

QB   RB   WR   TE   PK   |    All Non-IDP    |    DT   DE   DL   ILB   OLB   LB   CB   S   DB     |      All the news     |     FBG News Blogger Archive


Got Scoop? Click Here to send us your breaking news!
RSS Feed:                           News Items Powered By: Fantasy Football at KFFL.com

  Buccaneers | Austin Seferian-Jenkins learning quickly    Thu Jul 31, 08:38 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins has picked up things quickly and made plays in camp. The team is excited about him.

Footballguys view: ASJ was delayed this spring because his college was still in session and players cannot join teams for workouts (beyond the rookie minicamp) until school is out. But he's really done everything he could to catch up and it is showing. Right now he's ranked as a TE3, but keep an eye on him as he could rise up draft boards, especially in touchdown-heavy leagues.

Link to story
Austin Seferian-Jenkins player page


  Vikings | A.C. Leonard leaves practice early    Wed Jul 30, 05:25 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE A.C. Leonard (undisclosed) left practice early Wednesday, July 30.

Link to story


  Steelers | Rob Blanchflower in walking boot    Wed Jul 30, 03:42 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Rob Blanchflower (undisclosed) is in a walking boot Wednesday, July 30.

Link to story


  Jaguars | Clay Harbor out a month    Wed Jul 30, 10:46 AM

Updating previous reports, Jacksonville Jaguars TE Clay Harbor (calf) will be out for a month due to the calf injury he suffered earlier in the week.

Footballguys view: Harbor was competing for a spot on the roster as a backup behind Marcedes Lewis. This injury is unlikely to knock him off the roster. The Jaguars lack depth at the position behind Lewis, so Harbor is likely safe.

Link to story
Clay Harbor player page


  Lions | TEs working on blocking    Wed Jul 30, 12:43 AM

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew and the other tight ends have split time between working on the offensive line and working with the pass-catching receivers and running backs catching passes. Pettigrew worked with the line while TEs Eric Ebron and Joseph Fauria worked on catching passes Tuesday, July 29. 'We rotate and go down there during periods,' Pettigrew said. 'We have five guys here, why not split up and have some guys down there and some guys down here.' Pettigrew said this helps his blocking fundamentals, and aids Ebron and Fauria as well.

Link to story
Brandon Pettigrew player page
Joseph Fauria player page
Eric Ebron player page


  Jets | Calvin Pryor sits, Jace Amaro limited    Tue Jul 29, 04:39 PM

New York Jets SS Calvin Pryor (concussion) did not practice and TE Jace Amaro (knee) was limited Tuesday, July 29. Head coach Rex Ryan said Pryor is progressing, however.

Footballguys view: The team will be careful with both rookies here. Pryor is a big-hitter who can be an enforcer near the line of scrimmage. Amaro is a raw-but-athletic move tight end who could develop into a nice weapon for the Jets offense.

Link to story
Jace Amaro player page


  Seahawks | Anthony McCoy seriously injured    Tue Jul 29, 04:29 PM

Seattle Seahawks TE Anthony McCoy (Achilles') reportedly tore his left Achilles' in practice Tuesday, July 29. McCoy would likely miss the entire 2014 season.

Link to story
Anthony McCoy player page


  Seahawks | Anthony McCoy hurts Achilles'    Tue Jul 29, 03:48 PM

Seattle Seahawks TE Anthony McCoy (Achilles') suffered an Achilles' injury in practice Tuesday, July 29.

Footballguys view: McCoy suffered an Achilles' injury last year (opposite leg) that forced him to miss the entire season. He was set as the Seahawks third TE behind Zach Miller and Luke Willson.

Link to story
Anthony McCoy player page


  Jets | Colin Anderson exits    Tue Jul 29, 03:08 PM

New York Jets TE Colin Anderson (thumb) left practice early Tuesday, July 29.

Link to story
Colin Anderson player page


  Giants | Xavier Grimble not practicing    Tue Jul 29, 02:06 PM

New York Giants TE Xavier Grimble (hamstring) is not participating in practice Tuesday, July 29.

Link to story


  Patriots | Michael Hoomanawanui exits    Tue Jul 29, 10:23 AM

New England Patriots TE Michael Hoomanawanui (undisclosed) left practice due to an undisclosed reason Tuesday, July 29.

Link to story
Michael Hoomanawanui player page


  Jets | Jace Amaro returns    Tue Jul 29, 10:08 AM

New York Jets TE Jace Amaro (knee) returned to practice Tuesday, July 29.

Footballguys view: Good news for the Jets here. Amaro is a raw, but talented move tight end who can attack the deep middle seam of the defense. We'll see if he can stay healthy and work on building chemistry with second-year quarterback Geno Smith.

Link to story
Jace Amaro player page


  Dolphins | Three signed, two cut    Tue Jul 29, 08:45 AM

The Miami Dolphins signed free-agent TE Brett Brackett (Cardinals), undrafted free-agent QB Seth Lobato (Northern Colorado) and DE D'Aundre Reed. QB Brock Jensen was waived and OG Davonte Wallace (undisclosed) was waived/injured.

Link to story
Brett Brackett player page


  Cowboys | Gavin Escobar lining up as a WR    Mon Jul 28, 11:17 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar has often lined up out wide during training camp, and offensive play-caller Scott Linehan is experimenting with different ways to get him involved in the offense.

Footballguys view: That is a good decision for the Cowboys. Escobar is a move tight end, and he's essentially a super-sized wide receiver. He's not going to get many targets behind Jason Witten, but he could be mixed in from time to time to create mismatch problems.

Link to story
Gavin Escobar player page


  Bills | Four held out of practice    Mon Jul 28, 10:10 PM

Buffalo Bills FS Kenny Ladler (hamstring), TE Scott Chandler (groin), TE Tony Moeaki (hamstring) and TE Chris Gragg (cramps) were held out of practice Monday, July 28.

Link to story
Scott Chandler player page
Tony Moeaki player page
Chris Gragg player page


  Giants | Xavier Grimble day-to-day    Mon Jul 28, 08:33 PM

New York Giants TE Xavier Grimble (hamstring) is day-to-day with a hamstring injury that isn't considered serious, according to Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News.

Link to story


  Jaguars | Clay Harbor to miss time    Mon Jul 28, 08:28 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars TE Clay Harbor (calf) will miss some time with a strained calf, according to John Oehser of Jaguars.com.

Footballguys view: Harbor is a decent H-back-like tight end. He's competing with guys like Marcel Jensen to be the primary backup tight end behind Marcedes Lewis.

Link to story
Clay Harbor player page


  Browns | Two activated from NFI list    Mon Jul 28, 05:32 PM

The Cleveland Browns activated LB Tank Carder (undisclosed) and TE Gary Barnidge (undisclosed) from the Non-Football Injury list Monday, July 28.

Link to story
Gary Barnidge player page
Tank Carder player page


  Giants | Xavier Grimble meets with doctor    Mon Jul 28, 05:19 PM

New York Giants TE Xavier Grimble (hamstring) met with a doctor Monday, July 28, to have his injured hamstring examined.

Footballguys view: Grimble is athletic and has a chance to catch on with a Giants team that has no long (or maybe even short) term answer at tight end on the roster, but an injury that would sideline him for weeks, not days, would be crippling to his chances of making the final 53.

Link to story


  Patriots | Rob Gronkowski goes at half-speed    Mon Jul 28, 02:27 PM

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) ran 11-on-11 drills at half-speed in practice Sunday, July 27.

Footballguys view: The Patriots don't need to aggravate Gronk's knee injury by rushing him back into the lineup. We'll see him eased in as training camp goes along. The plan is to have him ready for the start of the regular season.

Rob Gronkowski player page


  Chargers | Ladarius Green involved in red zone drills    Mon Jul 28, 02:08 PM

San Diego Chargers TE Ladarius Green has scored two times in the Chargers' red zone offense during training camp.

Footballguys view: It's just a smart move to put Green in when close to pay dirt. The torch is being handed from Antonio Gates to Green, and he'll eventually take over as the primary target at tight end. Green has a current ADP of TE14 (11.09) while Gates is coming off the board at TE17 (13.07) in 12-team PPR leagues.

Ladarius Green player page


  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph contract details    Mon Jul 28, 12:55 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph will be guaranteed $19.4 million as part of his five-year, $36.5 million contract extension. He'll receive a $6.5 million signing bonus and a $960,000 guaranteed base salary in 2014. The rest of the $12 million of the guarantees are for injury only.

Link to story
Kyle Rudolph player page


  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph signs extension    Sun Jul 27, 10:25 PM

The Minnesota Vikings have signed TE Kyle Rudolph to a five-year extension worth $36.5 million.

Footballguys view: A wise move by the Vikings here. Rudolph should shine even more than he has before with new offensive coordinator Norv Turner running the show. His current ADP is TE10 (8.08) in 12-team PPR leagues. Rudolph has a nose for the end zone, and he should be a favorite target of Teddy Bridgewater for years to come.

Link to story
Kyle Rudolph player page


  Giants | Two players miss practice    Sun Jul 27, 10:05 PM

New York Giants WR Trindon Holliday (leg) and TE Xavier Grimble (hamstring) did not participate in practice Sunday, July 27.

Link to story
Trindon Holliday player page


  Bills | Two injured    Sun Jul 27, 05:22 PM

Buffalo Bills TE Scott Chandler (groin) suffered a groin injury Sunday, July 27. WR Kevin Elliott (head) is suffering from concussion-like symptoms.

Footballguys view: Chandler isn't going to be much of a fantasy factor if healthy. He could crack the top-20 tight ends this year (he was 18th best fantasy TE last year), but he's not a player you want to be relying on--even as a backup.

Link to story
Scott Chandler player page
Kevin Elliott player page


  Jets | Jace Amaro update    Sun Jul 27, 12:58 PM

Updating a previous report, New York Jets TE Jace Amaro (knee) said he should return to practice Tuesday, July 29. The Jets are off Monday, July 28.

Link to story
Jace Amaro player page


  Jets | Jace Amaro exits     Sun Jul 27, 11:54 AM

New York Jets TE Jace Amaro (knee) left practice early Sunday, July 27. Amaro has his right knee wrapped in ice.

Footballguys view: The rookie tight end is a talented player who can attack the seam of a defense. Hopefully this knee injury is just minor. The Jets don't have a great group of tight ends behind Amaro. Jeff Cumberland, Zach Sudfeld and Chris Pantale are battling for spots on the roster at the tight end position.

Link to story
Jace Amaro player page


  Chiefs | Travis Kelce not practicing    Sun Jul 27, 09:31 AM

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Sunday, July 27.

Footballguys view: Kelce has a ton of talent, but he needs to stay healthy in order to play up to his potential. We'll see if this is just something minor. If healthy, Kelce could have value for your fantasy squad as a waiver wire player to watch.

Link to story
Travis Kelce player page


  Jaguars | Two players leave with injuries    Sun Jul 27, 01:05 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars TE D.J. Tialavea (quadriceps) and LB J.T. Thomas (hamstring) left practice early Saturday, July 26, because of injuries. Thomas was carted off the field after suffering his injury.

Link to story
James Thomas player page


  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph drops some weight    Sat Jul 26, 08:41 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph lost some weight this offseason in hopes of being able to get open more often in offensive coordinator Norv Turner's offensive scheme.

Footballguys view: Turner is a great OC, and Rudolph could flourish this year. Fantasy owners who miss out on one of the top-5 tight ends could consider Rudolph later in the draft.

Link to story
Kyle Rudolph player page


  Bills | Updates on two TEs    Sat Jul 26, 06:07 PM

Buffalo Bills TE Tony Moeaki (hamstring) will be out a significant amount of time with a hamstring injury. TE Chris Gragg (dehydration) is expected back by next week.

Link to story
Tony Moeaki player page
Chris Gragg player page


  Bills | Dominique Jones signs    Sat Jul 26, 06:02 PM

The Buffalo Bills signed free-agent TE Dominique Jones (Chiefs) to an undisclosed deal.

Link to story
Dominique Jones player page


  Chiefs | Adam Schiltz signs    Sat Jul 26, 05:54 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs signed free-agent TE Adam Schiltz (Titans) to an undisclosed deal.

Link to story


  Chiefs | Sean McGrath to retire    Sat Jul 26, 04:26 PM

Kansas City Chiefs TE Sean McGrath has decided to retire, according to head coach Andy Reid.

Link to story
Sean McGrath player page


  Chiefs | Travis Kelce learning deep snap    Sat Jul 26, 01:59 AM

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce has been learning how to deep snap with backup snapper TE Sean McGrath (personal) sidelined. Kelce reportedly started a bit shaky, but P Dustin Colquitt said by the end of the drill, Kelce's snaps were right where they should have been.

Link to story
Travis Kelce player page


  Chiefs | Three sidelined    Sat Jul 26, 01:58 AM

Kansas City Chiefs TE Sean McGrath (personal), CB David Van Dyke (hamstring) and OG Rokevious Watkins (back)( did not take part in practice Friday, July 25.

Link to story
Sean McGrath player page


  Chiefs | Sean McGrath could retire    Fri Jul 25, 11:34 PM

Kansas City Chiefs TE Sean McGrath is considering retirement.

Link to story
Sean McGrath player page


  Patriots | Rob Gronkowski will not change play    Fri Jul 25, 11:14 PM

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) said he will not change the way he plays even though he has dealt with forearm and knee injuries in the past few years.

Footballguys view: Gronk is a top-3 tight end for fantasy owners. He's no more injury prone than guys like Julius Thomas (Broncos) or Jordan Cameron (Browns). Draft him with confidence because he can dominate week in and week out.

Link to story
Rob Gronkowski player page


  Bills | Chris Gragg out of hospital    Fri Jul 25, 09:33 PM

Buffalo Bills TE Chris Gragg has been released from the hospital but likely will not practice for a few days, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Gragg went to the hospital because of dehydration.

Link to story
Chris Gragg player page


  Bills | Two suffer hamstring injuries    Fri Jul 25, 08:45 PM

Buffalo Bills TE Tony Moeaki (hamstring) and S Kenny Ladler (hamstring) suffered hamstring injuries during practice Friday, July 25.

Footballguys view: Moeaki is a talented player, but he's always injured. Hamstring injuries are known to linger if not treated properly.

Link to story
Tony Moeaki player page


  Raiders | D.J. Hayden, four others placed on PUP    Fri Jul 25, 05:25 PM

Oakland Raiders CB D.J. Hayden (foot), TE Nick Kasa (undisclosed), CB Keith McGill (ankle), OG Lucas Nix (undisclosed) and FS Usama Young (quadriceps) were placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 25.

Footballguys view: Hayden is the real disappointment here, as he was a risky high pick for them last year. There is no timetable for his return and it looks very much like he will have a hard time improving on his injury-riddled rookie year.

Usama Young player page
Nick Kasa player page
D.J. Hayden player page


  Browns | Gary Barnidge helped off by trainers    Fri Jul 25, 05:11 PM

Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge (undisclosed) was helped off the field by trainers during the team's conditioning test Friday, July 25.

Footballguys view: We'll keep an eye on this because we know you love to know everything but Barnidge is mostly a special teams guy an contributes little to the offense. So you know he's unlikely to contribute to your fantasy squad.

Link to story
Gary Barnidge player page


  NFL | Six players clear waivers    Fri Jul 25, 05:09 PM

P T.J. Conley (Bengals), RB Jourdan Brooks (Browns), WR Kenny Shaw (Browns), LB DeRon Furr (Chiefs), LB Kion Wilson (Steelers) and TE Chase Dixon (Seahawks) all cleared waivers Friday, July 25, and are free to sign with any team.

Kion Wilson player page


  Cardinals | Troy Niklas in soft cast    Fri Jul 25, 05:08 PM

Arizona Cardinals TE Troy Niklas (hand) will be wearing a soft cast for for about 10 days.

Footballguys view: He's too far behind John Carlson and even Jake Ballard to really have a lot of value, though tight ends in Arizona never really do anyway. We don't expect him to buck that trend and emerge as having fantasy value.

Link to story
Troy Niklas player page


  Titans | Adam Schiltz waived    Fri Jul 25, 05:03 PM

The Tennessee Titans waived TE Adam Schiltz with a no-recall designation Friday, July 25.


  Patriots | Cut Nate Byham    Fri Jul 25, 04:52 PM

The New England Patriots cut TE Nate Byham Friday, July 25.

Footballguys view: That escalated quickly. Four days after being signed, Byham was cut. We don't expect to see much of him from here on out, and certainly expect no fantasy value from him even if he lands elsewhere.

Link to story
Nate Byham player page


  Vikings | Chase Ford placed on PUP list    Fri Jul 25, 02:08 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Chase Ford (foot) was placed on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 25.

Footballguys view: Ford is more of a blocker and is on the roster bubble, but his stress-fracture could keep him on the PUP (and the roster) into the season. If and when he does become an active player, we don't expect him to be fantasy relevant.

Link to story
Chase Ford player page


  Chiefs | Sean McGrath absent    Fri Jul 25, 09:43 AM

Kansas City Chiefs TE Sean McGrath is absent from training camp Friday, July 25, and may be cut.

Footballguys view: ESPN's Adam Teicher has reported that McGrath is considering retirement. McGrath had the most passing yards among the tight ends last year though that amounted to a whopping 26 catches on 40 targets for 302 yards. So, not all that much. We'll watch this, but there really aren't any fantasy viable tight ends on the roster.

Link to story
Sean McGrath player page


  Lions | Eric Ebron primed for leadership role?    Fri Jul 25, 01:26 AM

Detroit Lions rookie TE Eric Ebron exudes charisma and vocal leadership skills that are commonly found among team captains. He took on a 'front and center' role at the NFL Rookie Symposium, while other Lions rookies stayed out of the spotlight. Ebron wasn't a captain in three years at North Carolina, because head coach Larry Fedora required captains to be senior classmen. 'I don't ever talk about being a leader. I just always do actions,' Ebron said. 'I've never been a vocal person about leadership and about being, 'Hey man, you ought to do this.' We're all grown men. I just always show through actions or whisper, 'Hey, let's go.' That's all I do.'

Link to story
Eric Ebron player page


  Bengals | Tyler Eifert says he is 100 percent    Thu Jul 24, 11:09 PM

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (shoulder) said the shoulder injury he had during the offseason workouts has completely healed.

Link to story
Tyler Eifert player page