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:USA Today - Fantasy Score

  Jaguars | Coach wants Marcedes Lewis back    Thu Feb 11, 08:10 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said he hopes the team will be able to re-sign impending free-agent TE Marcedes Lewis this offseason.

Footballguys view: Lewis is a great blocker and seriously underrated as a receiver. With starter Julius Thomas having a lengthy injury history (he's never played a full 16-game season), it would be wise for the Jaguars to lock down a good reserve tight end who can also work in two TE sets.

Link to story
Marcedes Lewis player page


  Colts | Dwayne Allen should be gone    Thu Feb 11, 07:47 PM

Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent TE Dwayne Allen is expected to sign with a different team this offseason. Allen was targeted just 29 times in 2015 and would still have to compete with TE Coby Fleener if he stayed in Indianapolis.

Footballguys view: Neither Colts tight and was all that spectacular, and Allen was the lesser of the two. Will a change of scenery help? We are not sold, but it's worth keeping an eye on.

Link to story
Dwayne Allen player page
Coby Fleener player page


  Colts | Coby Fleener to return?    Thu Feb 11, 07:27 PM

Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent Coby Fleener is expected to be retained by the Colts this offseason. Fleener should be the favorite to be re-signed ahead of fellow impending free-agent TE Dwayne Allen, in the opinion of Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star.

Footballguys view: Fleener is at best a decent NFL tight end, but has very little value in fantasy. We don't expect that to change much. But in order to have any chance, quarterback Andrew luck must have a bounce back 2016.

Link to story
Dwayne Allen player page
Coby Fleener player page


  Broncos | Two more sign Reserve/Futures deals    Wed Feb 10, 05:56 PM

Denver Broncos RB Kapri Bibbs and TE Nick Kasa signed Reserve/Futures contracts Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Footballguys view: We think Ronnie Hillman moves on in free agency. That means Bibbs could get a shot to move up the depth chart for the Broncos. He's a good runner with a proven nose for the end zone. Dynasty owners should be all over the young runner in a Kubiak system.

Link to story
Nick Kasa player page


  Colts | Dwayne Allen unlikely to return to Colts    Wed Feb 10, 11:18 AM

Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent TE Dwayne Allen is unlikely to re-sign with the team. Allen was forced to block for much of the season and was targeted on just 29 passes.

Footballguys view: Allen is a better receiver than he was ever given the opportunity to show with the Colts. He's looking for a chance to be "the man" at the TE position, and there should be more than a few teams willing to give him that chance.

Link to story
Dwayne Allen player page


  Broncos | Owen Daniels considering retirement    Mon Feb 8, 07:58 PM

Denver Broncos TE Owen Daniels has admitted that he will think about retirement after winning Super Bowl 50. 'Of course, of course. That's definitely an option,' Daniels told USA TODAY Sports. 'But I'm a man of my word, I signed a three-year deal, so I'd like to keep playing. I feel good enough as long as I can get some work done on my 33-year-old knees.' He has no more meniscus in his left knee, but his right knee caused him more pain during the 2015 season.

Footballguys view: We think Daniels will continue playing, but his role with the Broncos could change in 2016. The team loves second-year pro Jeff Heuerman, and he may take over as the top tight end for the Broncos in 2016.

Link to story
Owen Daniels player page


  Seahawks | Several players signed to Reserve/Futures deals    Mon Feb 8, 05:13 PM

Seattle Seahawks TE Brandon Cottom, WRs Deshon Foxx, Antwan Goodley, Douglas McNeil, TE Ronnie Shields, QB Phillip Sims and WR Tyler Slavin were signed to Reserve/Futures contracts Monday, Feb. 8.

Footballguys view: Undrafted out of New Mexico Highlands (Arizona transfer), Slavin is a player to watch in super deep dynasty leagues. He's not a great route-runner, but he's not afraid to go over the middle and Slavin has good size for a possession receiver. We're also watching Goodley in super deep dynasty leagues because he can flat out fly. Goodley ran a limited route tree in college (Baylor), and he needs a more consistent effort if he wants to make it in the pros.

Link to story
Antwan Goodley player page


  Panthers | Greg Olsen held in check    Mon Feb 8, 02:48 AM

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen had four catches for 41 yards Sunday, Feb. 7, in Super Bowl 50. The Denver Broncos were efficient at shadowing Olsen on midrange routes. 'They did a nice job with Greg,' Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula said. 'He's so talented in the passing game, but we were in a lot of long yardage. They can kind of focus on him and do different things.'

Footballguys view: That's a bit of a surprise for the Broncos defense which is historically bad against opposing tight ends.

Link to story
Greg Olsen player page


  Cowboys | Jason Witten planning to stick around?    Sun Feb 7, 09:56 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten said he is taking his career one year at a time, but he added that he would play another seven years if he remains healthy and can play at a high level.

Footballguys view: Witten may not be the same player he used to be, but so long as he's healthy the veteran tight end can be a top-12 fantasy TE. Through various QB changes in 2015, Witten finished the season as the 12th-best fantasy TE in standard leagues.

Link to story
Jason Witten player page


  Broncos | Denver's Week 21 Inactives    Sun Feb 7, 05:26 PM

The Denver Broncos have declared DT Darius Kilgo, RB Juwan Thompson, DB Lorenzo Doss, OG Robert Myers, C Sam Brenner, CB Taurean Nixon, QB Trevor Siemian inactive for Week 21.

Juwan Thompson player page


  Lions | Tony Gonzalez comments on Eric Ebron     Sat Feb 6, 08:08 PM

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron needs to change up his routine in order to reach his potential, according to retired TE Tony Gonzalez. 'Whatever he's doing, is not helping him be the best,' Gonzalez said. 'If he could figure out a routine that would help him get to where he should be, then he'll be on his way. But a lot of guys don't do that; they don't figure it out.'

Footballguys view: Nothing like getting into specifics. Gonzalez was able to be a superstar in the league because of amazing natural talent and a die-hard work ethic. Ebron has a ton of athletic talent, but if he doesn't put more time into his craft then he'll always be remembered as the player taken instead of WR Odell Beckham Jr.

Link to story
Eric Ebron player page


  Broncos | Peyton Manning, Owen Daniels probable    Fri Feb 5, 06:30 PM

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (foot) and TE Owen Daniels (knees) both practiced in full all week and are probable to face the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50.

Peyton Manning player page
Owen Daniels player page


  Broncos | Peyton Manning, Owen Daniels practice    Thu Feb 4, 07:31 PM

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (foot) and TE Owen Daniels (knees) once again practiced in full Thursday, Feb. 4.

Footballguys view: Daniels is one of Manning's favorite targets, and the veteran tight end might be looked at early and often in the red zone.

Peyton Manning player page
Owen Daniels player page


  Patriots | No surgery for Rob Gronkowski    Thu Feb 4, 04:07 PM

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee, back) did not require surgery on his knee or back, according to a source.

Footballguys view: That's a plus for Gronkowski and his knee. We expect him to be the top fantasy tight end again next year.

Link to story
Rob Gronkowski player page


  Panthers | Greg Olsen excels on deep passes    Thu Feb 4, 01:25 PM

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen has 22 receptions on passes thrown between 15 and 30 yards downfield in 2015 (including playoffs), the most since New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski and former New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham each had 21 in 2011.

Footballguys view: Olsen is going to get a lot of attention from Denver this weekend but you can expect him to get his no matter what. Olsen is Cam Newton's biggest weapon, and if he's successful the Panthers should be as well.

Link to story
Greg Olsen player page
Rob Gronkowski player page
Jimmy Graham player page


  Dolphins | Jordan Cameron may require pay cut    Thu Feb 4, 11:12 AM

Miami Dolphins TE Jordan Cameron may be asked to take a pay cut in 2016. Cameron has a $7.5 million salary with a $9.5 million salary cap hit next season.

Footballguys view: Cameron wasn't the X-factor the Dolphins were looking for so trying to restructure his contract isn't a surprise. If he stays with the Dolphins, we'd be really excited by his upside and potential under new head coach Adam Gase.

Link to story
Jordan Cameron player page


  Packers | Andrew Quarless not expected back    Thu Feb 4, 01:02 AM

Green Bay Packers impending free-agent TE Andrew Quarless is not expected back in 2016.

Footballguys view: Quarless had almost no impact this season so this is no surprise. The Packers like Richard Rodgers and will likely try to pick up a 'move' tight end in free agency or the draft.

Link to story
Andrew Quarless player page


  Broncos | Peyton Manning, Owen Daniels fully practice    Wed Feb 3, 07:35 PM

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (foot) and TE Owen Daniels (knees) were full participants in practice Wednesday, Feb. 3.

Peyton Manning player page
Owen Daniels player page


  Colts | Jack Doyle could have bigger role    Wed Feb 3, 05:46 PM

Indianapolis Colts TE Jack Doyle may see an increase in usage in 2016 and could assume the backup tight end position if one of impending free-agent TEs Coby Fleener or Dwayne Allen don't re-sign.

Footballguys view: We have a feeling that Allen could move on in free agency (Steelers?) for a larger role. Fleener has a connection with QB Andrew Luck dating back to their college days together at Stanford. Doyle may see an increase in playing time, but we're not super excited by his fantasy potential if he's still a backup behind Fleener.

Link to story
Dwayne Allen player page
Coby Fleener player page
Jack Doyle player page


  Bengals | Tyler Eifert has sprain    Tue Feb 2, 05:14 PM

Updating previous reports, Cincinnati Benglas TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) suffered an ankle sprain in the 2016 Pro Bowl. He simply needs rest and will be fine for all offseason activities.

Footballguys view: Phew! Good news for the Bengals here. The Pro Bowl is not a game where you want to see your guys get hurt. It sounds like a scare and nothing more.

Link to story
Tyler Eifert player page


  Chargers | Tight ends to be issue for Chargers?    Tue Feb 2, 02:46 PM

San Diego Chargers TEs Antonio Gates, Ladarius Green, David B. Johnson and John Phillips will all become free agents if they are not re-signed by March 9. Gates is expected to return, however.

Footballguys view: Gates seems like one of those players that is going to retire with the team he started with. The former basketball star was quite a find for the Chargers, and he proved last year that he's still got something left in the tank. The Green experiment is over as he never played up to his potential with the Chargers. Phillips is a nice all-purpose tight end, but he does get banged up a lot. The position is clearly going to be one of emphasis in the offseason.

Link to story
Antonio Gates player page
John Phillips player page
David Johnson player page
Ladarius Green player page


  Bears | Zach Miller seeking $5 million per year    Tue Feb 2, 02:45 PM

Chicago Bears TE Zach Miller, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent in March of 2016, is asking for $5 million per year in his next contract, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Miller showed well in 2015, with career-best numbers in catches (34), yards (439) and touchdowns (5). Those numbers are decent, but they're not exactly at the top of the charts. It seems like $5 million annually might be a little rich considering Miller's injury history and limited track record.

Link to story
Zach Miller player page


  Chargers | Antonio Gates likely to return    Tue Feb 2, 01:36 AM

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates is likely to return in 2016. Gates, who will turn 36 in June, has given no indications he's ready to retire.

Footballguys view: Gates may not be the same player he used to be, but he proved in 2015 that there's still plenty left in the tank.

Link to story
Antonio Gates player page


  Lions | Eric Ebron likely to see bigger role    Tue Feb 2, 12:55 AM

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron is likely to see a larger role in the offense regardless of whether WR Calvin Johnson retires or not.

Footballguys view: He'll likely always be remembered as the player taken instead of Odell Beckham Jr. Ebron has good athleticism, but he's yet to do more than briefly flash playmaking ability from the tight end position.

Link to story
Eric Ebron player page


  Bengals | Tyler Eifert to have more tests    Tue Feb 2, 12:52 AM

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (foot) did not suffer a break in his foot at the Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 31, but he is in a walking boot and plans to underdog furthet tests in Cincinnati to confirm he only has a bone bruise.

Footballguys view: The Pro Bowl is largely folly, and players certainly don't want to end up hurt in an exhibition game. Eifert is likely to meet with a foot specialist when he returns to Cincinnati early this week.

Link to story
Tyler Eifert player page


  Cardinals | Darren Fells signs tender    Mon Feb 1, 03:12 PM

Arizona Cardinals TE Darren Fells signed his exclusive-rights tender Monday, Feb. 1.

Footballguys view: Fells will make the minimum this year and be a restricted free agent in 2017. The Cardinals don't use their tight ends that much, but Fells will be in the mix to be top at the position. He's not a factor for fantasy owners.

Link to story
Darren Fells player page


  Bengals | Tyler Eifert exits Pro Bowl    Mon Feb 1, 09:33 AM

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (foot) left the Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 31, and was in a walking boot due to a foot injury. He had X-rays, which revealed a bone bruise.

Footballguys view: No need to get anyone hurt in a meaningless exhibition game. A bone bruise would be problematic if the Bengals were still playing. They've got plenty of time to get Eifert right before OTAs and minicamp.

Link to story
Tyler Eifert player page


  Chiefs | Travis Kelce stars in Pro Bowl    Sun Jan 31, 11:12 PM

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce caught five passes for 91 yards and two touchdowns in the Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 31.

Link to story
Travis Kelce player page


  Redskins | Niles Paul should be ready for workouts    Sun Jan 31, 03:58 PM

Washington Redskins TE Niles Paul (ankle) should be ready for the start of offseason workouts and will work as the team's No. 2 tight end.

Footballguys view: Paul has flashed quality talent during his pro career, but he's also struggled with nagging injuries. He should work behind Jordan Reed, and Paul makes for an interesting prospect to hold onto in deep dynasty leagues.

Link to story
Niles Paul player page


  Chiefs | Travis Kelce ready to meet expectations    Sat Jan 30, 11:44 PM

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce said he is 'more motivated than ever' after receiving a contract extension.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners are certainly hoping that's the case. Kelce has yet to crack the top-5 fantasy tight ends, but he's certainly got the ability to do so. With new contract in hand, we'll see if Kelce can play up to his full potential in 2016.

Link to story
Travis Kelce player page


  Jets | Scott Chandler could interest Jets    Sat Jan 30, 05:58 PM

New England Patriots TE Scott Chandler could interest the New York Jets if he's cut as he put up good numbers with QB Ryan Fitzpatrick and offensive coordinator Chan Gailey with the Buffalo Bills.

Footballguys view: The Jets have to find better answers at the tight end position. Guys like Jace Amaro and Zach Sudfeld aren't the answer, but a guy like Chandler could be. Chandler has a big frame and can box out smaller defenders for the football. We'll see if he's available this offseason.

Link to story
Scott Chandler player page


  Broncos | Peyton Manning, Owen Daniels probable    Fri Jan 29, 05:58 PM

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (foot) and TE Owen Daniels (knees) both practiced in full all week and are probable to play in Super Bowl 50 against the Carolina Panthers.

Peyton Manning player page
Owen Daniels player page


  Chiefs | Travis Kelce lands $46 million    Fri Jan 29, 01:09 PM

Updating an earlier report, Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce agreed to five-year, $46 million extension Friday, Jan. 29, with $20.5 million guaranteed. He's the second-highest paid tight end in the league.

Footballguys view: Kelce is now the second-highest paid tight end in the NFL behind only Jimmy Graham (Seahawks). We still have yet to see the best from Kelce in the NFL. He's finished as the 7th- and 8th-best fantasy tight end his first two years in the league, but he's got the ability to at least to a top-5 player someday.

Link to story
Travis Kelce player page


  Chiefs | Travis Kelce lands extension    Fri Jan 29, 01:03 PM

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce agreed to an undisclosed contract extension Friday, Jan. 29.

Link to story
Travis Kelce player page


  Steelers | Heath Miller back in 2016?    Thu Jan 28, 11:35 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller likely will be back with the team next year, despite carrying a cap hit of $7.2 million, according to beat writer Ed Bouchette.

Footballguys view: Bouchette is the best Steelers beat writer there is, and if he says Miller will return with that big cap number we believe it. Miller is not the same player he used to be, but he's a favorite target of QB Ben Roethlisberger and may retire a Steeler. Watch to see if Jesse James gets worked more into the mix with Miller aging and slowing down.

Link to story
Heath Miller player page


  Broncos | Peyton Manning, Owen Daniels full go    Thu Jan 28, 06:06 PM

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (foot) and TE Owen Daniels (knees) were full participants in practice Thursday, Jan. 28.

Footballguys view: Over a week away so we aren't obsessing over every practice report, but this is a good sign both will be ready to go next week.

Peyton Manning player page
Owen Daniels player page


  Broncos | Peyton Manning, Owen Daniels practice    Wed Jan 27, 06:13 PM

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (foot) and TE Owen Daniels (knees) both took part in a full practice Wednesday, Jan. 27. The Broncos didn't actually practice Wednesday, so their statuses are an estimation.

Peyton Manning player page
Owen Daniels player page


  Colts | Coby Fleener looking at free agency     Wed Jan 27, 04:55 PM

Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent TE Coby Fleener will be entering free agency as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Footballguys view: Fleener has scored 17 touchdowns in his four-year career. He's been splitting time with Dwayne Allen, and now he may want to move on for a chance to be 'the man' for a different team. The Colts may want to bring Fleener back if the price is right.

Coby Fleener player page


  Eagles | Brent Celek signs extension    Tue Jan 26, 01:18 PM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek signed a three-year, $13 million extension Tuesday, Jan. 26, which includes $6 million guaranteed, according to sources.

Footballguys view: The Eagles have now locked down both of their tight ends. On Monday, Zach Ertz signed a five-year, $42.5 million deal with $20 million in guarantees. Now, the team keep Celek around for a reasonable price. New head coach Doug Pederson is bringing the West Coast offense back to the Eagles, and both tight ends were important to the plans for 2016. Ertz will be the most fantasy relevant of the two as he's the best receiver, but Celek will continue to work well as the in-line blocker.

Link to story
Brent Celek player page


  Broncos | Nick Kasa added to practice squad    Mon Jan 25, 08:09 PM

Free-agent TE Nick Kasa (Raiders) signed to the Denver Broncos practice squad Monday, Jan. 25.

Footballguys view: Kasa played his college ball just down the road in Boulder. The former CU Buffs tight end is a developmental player worth keeping an eye on in super super deep dynasty leagues. One; he's got a good all-purpose skill set. Two; the Kubiak offense is very good to the position. We'll be keeping an eye on him to see if he can develop and surprise.

Link to story
Nick Kasa player page


  Broncos | Dan Light cut    Mon Jan 25, 05:29 PM

Denver Broncos TE Dan Light was released Monday, Jan. 25.


  Saints | Ben Watson wants to return    Mon Jan 25, 04:08 PM

New Orleans Saints impending free-agent TE Benjamin Watson said he would love to stay in New Orleans, adding that he has had good talks with owner Mickey Loomis and head coach Sean Payton about re-signing.

Footballguys view: A first-round draft pick in 2004 (Patriots), Watson had a career resurgence in 2015 with the Saints. He put up a career-best 825 yards receiving and tied a career high with six touchdown catches. Watson finished the year as the 7th-best fantasy tight end, and he would have to be considered a top-10 option in 2016 if he stays with the Saints.

Link to story
Ben Watson player page


  Eagles | Zach Ertz finished strong    Mon Jan 25, 01:15 PM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz had 35 catches for 450 yards over the last four weeks of the regular season, which was the highest yardage total by a tight end in NFL history in the final four weeks.

Footballguys view: Not everything went right for the Eagles this year, but Ertz was a bright spot. New Eagles head coach Doug Pederson will use Ertz in a similar fashion to the way he used Travis Kelce when he was OC with the Chiefs. That's great news for Ertz, the Eagles....and fantasy owners.

Link to story
Zach Ertz player page


  Eagles | Zach Ertz has Pro Bowl incentives    Mon Jan 25, 11:00 AM

Updating earlier reports, Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz can earn a maximum of $45.8 million because of $300,000 Pro Bowl incentives and $3 million in Pro Bowl salary escalators.

Link to story
Zach Ertz player page


  Eagles | Zach Ertz lands big deal    Mon Jan 25, 10:26 AM

Updating an immediate report, Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz signed a five-year, $42.5 million deal with $20 million in guarantees Monday, Jan. 25.

Footballguys view: The deal makes him the fourth-highest-paid tight end in the league. Ertz had flashed talent before this year, but it was 2015 when he finally put it all together--especially late in the season. Under new Eagles coach Doug Pederson in his West Coast offense, we should see plenty of Ertz in 2016. He's a TE1 for fantasy owners, and he could best his TE10 spot from 2015 this next season.

Link to story
Zach Ertz player page


  Eagles | Zach Ertz signs extension    Mon Jan 25, 10:21 AM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz was signed to a five-year contract extension Monday, Jan. 25.

Link to story
Zach Ertz player page


  Panthers | Greg Olsen burns Arizona    Sun Jan 24, 10:40 PM

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen caught six passes for 113 yards in a 49-15 win over the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 24.

Footballguys view: A fantastic game for Olsen, and he could have a repeat performance in Super Bowl 50. The Broncos are historically weak against the tight end, and Olsen is going to be a main part of what the Panthers do through the air to try and win the title.

Link to story
Greg Olsen player page


  Broncos | Owen Daniels scores twice    Sun Jan 24, 07:17 PM

Denver Broncos TE Owen Daniels had two catches for 33 yards and two touchdowns in a 20-18 win over the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 24.

Footballguys view: Daniels started out hot for the Broncos. He only hauled in three catches overall, but two were for scores and he was doing a good job of getting open underneath.

Link to story
Owen Daniels player page


  Patriots | Rob Gronkowski big in loss    Sun Jan 24, 07:06 PM

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski finished with eight catches for a game-high 144 yards and a touchdown in a 20-18 loss to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 24.

Footballguys view: The Broncos struggle against the tight end position, and Gronkowski is arguably the best in the game at that spot. It's no surprise that he was able to come through for the Patriots.

Link to story
Rob Gronkowski player page


  Patriots | Three key Patriots active Sunday    Sun Jan 24, 01:48 PM

New England Patriots WRs Julian Edelman (foot) and Danny Amendola (knee) and TE Rob Gronkowski (knee, back) are all officially active for the AFC Championship against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Jan. 24.

Footballguys view: Edelman and Gronkowski should get the biggest share of the workload against the Broncos.

Danny Amendola player page
Julian Edelman player page
Rob Gronkowski player page