Fantasy Football News & Views
Falcons | Austin Hooper finds the end zone Fri Aug 17, 10:06 PM
Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper caught both of his targets for 33 yards and a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs in the preseason Friday, Aug. 17.Link to story
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NFL | Brent Celek considering retirement Fri Aug 17, 07:33 PM
Free-agent TE Brent Celek (Eagles) said he has received a few contract offers but is considering retirement at this time.Link to story
Brent Celek player page
Vikings | Josiah Price suffers season-ending knee injury Fri Aug 17, 02:42 AM
Updating an earlier report, Minnesota Vikings TE Josiah Price (knee) is expected to miss the rest of the season after sustaining a knee injury in practice on Wednesday, Aug. 15.Link to story
Eagles | Philadelphia incurs a few injuries Thursday Fri Aug 17, 01:21 AM
Philadelphia Eagles WR Bryce Treggs (hamstring), TE Joshua Perkins (head), OT Taylor Hart (cramps) and WR Kamar Aiken (hamstring) also suffered injuries of varying degrees versus the New England Patriots on Thursday, Aug. 16.Link to story
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Packers | Richard Rodgers hurts knee Thursday Fri Aug 17, 01:01 AM
Philadelphia Eagles TE Richard Rodgers (knee) suffered a knee injury against the New England Patriots on Thursday, Aug. 16.Link to story
Packers | Short touchdown for Jimmy Graham Thu Aug 16, 10:35 PM
Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham caught one pass, an eight-yard touchdown, against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 16.
|Footballguys view: Aaron Rodgers put the ball above the rim where only Graham could get it and was patient allowing Graham's route to develop. It looks like this connection will be in effect in the red zone and give Graham 8-10 touchdowns in a mean outcome with the possibility for more.|
Jimmy Graham player page
Eagles | Knee issue for Richard Rodgers Thu Aug 16, 10:13 PM
Philadelphia Eagles TE Richard Rodgers (knee) will not return to the preseason game against the New England Patriots Thursday, Aug. 16, after suffering a knee injury.Link to story
49ers | Plethora of 49ers will be held out Thu Aug 16, 03:24 PM
San Francisco 49ers LB Arik Armstead (hamstring), RB Matt Breida (shoulder), OT Garry Gilliam (concussion), TE George Kittle (shoulder), WR Max McCaffrey (undisclosed), RB Jerick McKinnon (calf), CB Richard Sherman (hamstring), LB Malcolm Smith (leg), DE Solomon Thomas (concussion) and CB K'Waun Williams (ankle) are not expected to play in Week 2 of the preseason.Link to story
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Titans | Delanie Walker exits Thu Aug 16, 11:53 AM
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (undisclosed) left practice Thursday, Aug. 16.
|Footballguys view: After you get through the obvious guys -- Travis Kelce, Rob Gronwkowski, and the like -- Walker is often a sneaky-effective tight end option. So this injury is a concern and one we will watch closely. Reports have updated that this is a toe injury, so it's hard to know how serious it is. We'll keep you up to date but we are cautiously optimistic he will be back before the season starts.|
Delanie Walker player page
Cardinals | Two players on schedule Wed Aug 15, 11:29 PM
Arizona Cardinals TE Jermaine Gresham (Achilles') and DE Markus Golden (knee) are on schedule on terms of their rehabs but there are no specific timetables for the players, according to head coach Steve Wilks. Both players are currently on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.Link to story
Jermaine Gresham player page
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Bills | Jason Croom making push for roster spot Wed Aug 15, 06:24 PM
Buffalo Bills TE Jason Croom has been making plays during team drills and is working with the first-team and second-team offense during training camp. He needs to improve his blocking but is pushing TE Nick O'Leary for a roster spot.Link to story
Browns | Seth DeValve on shelf again Wed Aug 15, 05:31 PM
Cleveland Browns TE Seth DeValve (quadriceps) was not practicing again on Wednesday, Aug. 15. He has struggled to stay on the field during training camp due to a nagging quadriceps injury.Link to story
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Vikings | Josiah Price carted off Wed Aug 15, 04:51 PM
Minnesota Vikings TE Josiah Price (knee) appeared to hurt his right knee in practice Wednesday, Aug. 15. He could not put any weight on his right leg and was carted off the practice field.Link to story
Texans | Jevoni Robinson passes physical Tue Aug 14, 06:41 PM
Houston Texans TE Jevoni Robinson (undisclosed) pass his physical and was added to the active roster Tuesday, Aug. 14.Link to story
Bengals | Tyler Eifert will be limited Tue Aug 14, 06:04 PM
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) will be on a snap count this season. Head coach Marvin Lewis went as far as to say that he hopes Eifert doesn't reach 50 snaps in a game this year.
|Footballguys view: That's the plan with a player who has an injury history like Eifert. Talent has never been the question with Eifert, and as long as he's healthy he can be a weapon for the Bengals offense. Fantasy GMs are taking him at TE14 (12.10) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
Tyler Eifert player page
Jets | Two back at Jets' practice Tuesday Tue Aug 14, 12:21 PM
New York Jets WR Quincy Enunwa (thumb) and TE Jordan Leggett (undisclosed) were spotted in pads and are expected to practice in some capacity Tuesday, Aug. 14.Link to story
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Rams | Tyler Higbee standing out Tue Aug 14, 10:56 AM
Los Angeles Rams TE Tyler Higbee has been a standout in training camp.
|Footballguys view: Higbee has some Kelce/Gronkowski to his game and his production has been held back more by his shared role and multi-faceted passing offense than a lack of development on his part. If Everett is not ready for Week 1, Higbee will be an excellent deep sleeper against the Raiders.|
Tyler Higbee player page
Seahawks | Ed Dickson still sidelined Tue Aug 14, 01:03 AM
Seattle Seahawks TE Ed Dickson (quadriceps) has yet to practice during training camp due to a quadriceps injury, and head coach Pete Carroll said 'it's still a bit' before Dickson will be back on the practice field.
|Footballguys view: Dickson had some sleeper appeal when the Seahawks signed him and didn't do anything else to replace Jimmy Graham, but his slow recovery is not promising. He should be removed from the sleeper lists.|
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Seahawks | Nick Vannett still No. 1 in Seattle Tue Aug 14, 01:02 AM
Seattle Seahawks TE Nick Vannett is pain-free after battling a herniated disk in his low back during his first two seasons. He said Monday, Aug. 13, that this is the best he has felt in years, and that's good news since he is listed as the No. 1 tight end on the team's depth chart. Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer is using the tight end in its traditional role, so he'll do plenty of run blocking and pass catching. 'In the pass game, you know, there are a lot of plays where we are the No. 1 read. They are really trusting us to make big play, in the pass game, in the run game, pass protection,' Vannett said.
|Footballguys view: Ed Dickson should be back soon and rookie blocking specialist Will Dissly will also get a lot of time, so there probably isn't much value to be harvested from the Seahawks tight end position, even if Vannett is ready to contribute.|
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Seahawks | Seattle makes handful of moves Mon Aug 13, 10:46 PM
The Seattle Seahawks re-signed C Marcus Henry and added free-agent LB Jason X. Hall (Seahawks) and CB Elijah Battle (Cardinals) on Monday, Aug. 13. In addition, the club waived TE Je'Ron Hamm, LB Warren Long and FB Jalston Fowler.Link to story
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Chargers | Je'Ron Hamm claimed by Chargers Mon Aug 13, 06:18 PM
The Los Angeles Chargers claimed TE Je'Ron Hamm off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks Monday, Aug. 13.
|Footballguys view: Hamm came out of Louisiana-Monroe undrafted in 2014 and signed with the Saints. A wide receiver in college, the Saints moved him to tight end and that's where he's lined up as he's bounced around to a few teams over the last few years. The Chargers are looking for pass-catching help at the tight end position ever since Hunter Henry went down with a season ending knee injury earlier this year.|
Broncos | Austin Traylor not at practice Mon Aug 13, 04:42 PM
Denver Broncos TE Austin Traylor (shoulder) was not present for practice Monday, Aug. 13, due to a sprained shoulder.
|Footballguys view: Traylor has been getting most of the first-team reps with the Broncos in practice since Jeff Heuerman had been missing time. We see Jake Butt as a player to emerge at the position for the Broncos with Traylor trying to latch on as a reserve player.|
Austin Traylor player page
Browns | Seth DeValve back at practice Sun Aug 12, 10:01 PM
Cleveland Browns TE Seth DeValve (quadriceps) returned to practice Sunday, Aug. 12.Link to story
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Bills | Nick O' Leary on the bubble? Sun Aug 12, 06:01 PM
Buffalo Bills TE Nick O'Leary hasn't done a ton to stand out and ran with the third-team offense for the second straight practice Sunday, Aug. 12. He has reportedly been outperformed by second-year TE Jason Croom and Khari Lee, each of whom have seen time with the first-team offense since O'Leary's demotion, according to WKBW's Joe Buscaglia.Link to story
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Eagles | Dallas Goedert likely back soon Sun Aug 12, 02:02 PM
Philadelphia Eagles TE Dallas Goedert (elbow) told reporters Sunday, Aug. 12, he is recovering from a 'bump and a bruise' and expects to be back in a day or two.
|Footballguys view: Goedert's injury is probably nothing to worry about going forward, but we're monitoring Nelson Agholor, who hasn't been at practice in a week. Goedert looks like he'll be an instant red zone specialist and potentially have fantasy value as a rookie.|
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Steelers | Plethora of Steelers sit out Sat Aug 11, 08:29 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers FS Sean Davis (groin), LB Bud Dupree (concussion), C Maurkice Pouncey (undisclosed), OT Marcus Gilbert (personal), TE Vance McDonald (foot), OG B.J. Finney (quadriceps), LB T.J. Watt (hamstring) and TE Xavier Grimble (wrist) were held out of practice Saturday, Aug. 11.Link to story
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Broncos | Several Broncos sitting Saturday Sat Aug 11, 08:06 PM
Denver Broncos DT Clinton McDonald (shoulder), TE Jeff Heuerman (knee), CB Tramaine Brock (hamstring), OT Menelik Watson (pectoral) and TE Troy Fumagalli (hernia) will not play in Week 1 of the preseason Saturday, Aug. 11.
|Footballguys view: Heuerman is at the top of the depth chart (for now) at the tight end position. Jake Butt starts in his place and most think Butt will end up being the lead tight end when the regular season begins.|
Clinton McDonald player page
Tramaine Brock player page
Jeff Heuerman player page
Troy Fumagalli player page
Rams | Gerald Everett wearing sling Sat Aug 11, 07:18 PM
Los Angeles Rams TE Gerald Everett (shoulder) was seen with his left arm in a sling Saturday, Aug. 11.
|Footballguys view: With Everett a bit banged up it opens the door for Tyler Higbee to get more snaps. We'll see how long this shoulder injury keep Everett out of action.|
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Texans | Jordan Akins turning heads Sat Aug 11, 04:55 PM
Houston Texans TE Jordan Akins impressed in his preseason debut with a pair of touchdown catches in the win against the Kansas City Chiefs. He is drawing praise from starting QB DeShaun Watson. 'It gives us an extra weapon on the field,' Watson said. 'We can go into a game with two tight ends, or one tight end, and we have a lot of guys that can go out there and run routes and make plays. So, he did a good job the other night of doing his job right and capitalized when his opportunity was there.'
|Footballguys view: Akins had an interesting trip to the NFL. He played minor league baseball for four years (drafted by the Texas Rangers) before enrolling at UCF to play football. He's got good size (6'3" 249 pounds) and can track the ball well downfield. The Texans need a tight end to emerge from the pack and it seems like Akins could be that guy.|
Jordan Akins player page
Eagles | Dallas Goedert leaves practice Sat Aug 11, 03:42 PM
Philadelphia Eagles TE Dallas Goedert (undisclosed) left practice early Saturday, Aug. 11, because of an apparent injury.
|Footballguys view: We hope this isn't anything too serious. Goedert snared four receptions, 66 yards and a touchdown during the team's game Thursday, Aug. 9, against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The rookie second-round pick from South Dakota State has the ability to be a weapon for the Eagles. We love his stock in dynasty leagues.|
Dallas Goedert player page
Redskins | Washington makes several roster moves Sat Aug 11, 02:46 PM
Free-agent TE J.P. Holtz (Browns), DE Jalen Wilkerson (Texans) and LB Jeff Knox (Buccaneers) signed with the Washington Redskins Saturday, Aug. 11. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. The team also placed TE Manasseh Garner (knee) on the Reserve/Injured list and waived/injured FB Elijah Wellman (undisclosed).Link to story
Eagles | Adam Zaruba cut from IR Sat Aug 11, 02:13 PM
Philadelphia Eagles TE Adam Zaruba (undisclosed) was released from the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Aug. 11, after the two sides reached an injury settlement.Link to story
Patriots | Jacob Hollister may have bigger role Sat Aug 11, 12:31 PM
New England Patriots TE Jacob Hollister is in line for a bigger offensive role this season, in the opinion of ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss. He played only 87 offensive snaps last season.
|Footballguys view: Dynasty GMs need to keep this in mind. We loved Hollister's game in college at Wyoming and he spent last year just learning behind Rob Gronkowski. Hollister plays like a wide receiver and can create mismatches when he steps onto the field with his speed, athleticism and sure hands.|
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Eagles | Dallas Goedert finds end zone in debut Sat Aug 11, 02:55 AM
Philadelphia Eagles TE Dallas Goedert tallied four receptions, 66 yards and a touchdown during the team's game Thursday, Aug. 9, against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
|Footballguys view: The Eagles nabbed a potentially special talent at the tight end position when they selected Goedert out of South Dakota State in the second round of the 2018 NFL draft. Goedert has fine athleticism and the body control to make difficult catches seem routine. The rookie can create mismatches as he's too fast for many linebackers and he's too big for most safeties to cover. He'll serve as the TE2 for the Eagles behind Zach Ertz in 2018.|
Dallas Goedert player page
Jets | Neal Sterling injures ankle Fri Aug 10, 09:46 PM
New York Jets TE Neal Sterling (ankle) exited against the Atlanta Falcons Friday, Aug 10, with an ankle injury and is doubtful to return. He had four catches on five targets for 38 yards before leaving.
|Footballguys view: Sterling is trying to make the 53-man roster as a reserve tight end. A converted wide receiver from his college days at Monmouth, the Jaguars selected Sterling in the seventh round of the 2015 NFL draft. In his second year with the Jets, Sterling has only 18 receptions for his career.|
49ers | Two 49ers out until Week 1 Fri Aug 10, 07:07 PM
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (shoulder) and TE George Kittle (shoulder) both suffered separated shoulders during the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 9, and will both be sidelined until Week 1.
|Footballguys view: Both play rough positions that include a lot of contact that might re-injure the shoulders so this will be something to monitor when they return to the lineup. Second-year players Cole Hikutini and Joe Williams will get increased August opportunity to show their stuff with the pair sidelined.|
George Kittle player page
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Redskins | Manasseh Garner done for the season Fri Aug 10, 02:52 PM
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins TE Manasseh Garner (knee) suffered a torn ACL against the New England Patriots on Thursday, Aug. 9, and will miss the rest of the season.Link to story
49ers | George Kittle not seriously hurt Fri Aug 10, 01:05 PM
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (shoulder) did not sustain any tears or structural damage to his separated shoulder Thursday, Aug. 10. CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco speculates the injury is most likely a sprain that will sideline Kittle a couple of weeks.
|Footballguys view: This is great news and means you don't need to move Kittle down too far on your board, if at all.|
George Kittle player page
49ers | George Kittle to miss time Fri Aug 10, 02:34 AM
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (shoulder) will miss 'some time' with a shoulder injury, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan. While there's no timetable as of yet, Shanahan indicated he doesn't expect Kittle to be available to practice next week.
|Footballguys view: Garrett Celek could become interesting as a tight end streamer to open the season if this is going to affect Kittle into the regular season. It's difficult to endorse taking Kittle as a Plan A at tight end until this is resolved and we get a more specific update.|
George Kittle player page
49ers | George Kittle exits early Thu Aug 9, 10:51 PM
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (shoulder) exited the preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys with a shoulder injury Thursday, Aug. 9.Link to story
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Browns | Two scores for David Njoku Thu Aug 9, 09:16 PM
Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku caught two of his three targets for 46 yards and two touchdowns against the New York Giants in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 9.
|Footballguys view: Njoku showed speed and ups that were almost impossible for the Giants to defend, but they have had trouble defending tight ends for a while now. Njoku's ADP is sure to rise on this performance, but keep in mind that the Giants play Austin Seferian-Jenkins and the Jaguars in Week 1 if you are streaming tight ends or setting DFS lineups.|
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Redskins | Manasseh Garner injures knee Thu Aug 9, 09:01 PM
Washington Redskins TE Manasseh Garner (knee) left the preseason game early Thursday, Aug. 9, and is being evaluated for a knee injury.Link to story
Broncos | Denver rules out three Thu Aug 9, 05:01 PM
Denver Broncos S Su'a Cravens (knee), OT Menelik Watson (pectoral) and TE Jeff Heuerman (knee) will not play in the first preseason game Saturday, Aug. 11.Link to story
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Broncos | Jake Butt to work with starters Thu Aug 9, 04:51 PM
Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt (knee) is scheduled to play with the first-team offense during the first preseason game Saturday, Aug. 11, and likely will see some snaps with the second-team offense.
|Footballguys view: Butt has first round ability and skills, and could be a dangerous weapon if his knee is all the way back. His ADP isn't great -- he's the 27th tight end off the board right now -- and in this offense with the weapons it has, we aren't seeing much chance he outperforms that greatly. Some great work this preseason could move the needle a little though.|
Jake Butt player page
Lions | Michael Roberts having problems Thu Aug 9, 03:11 PM
Detroit Lions TE Michael Roberts (leg) missed a few practices two weeks ago because of a leg injury and has struggled with drops since returning to practice.
|Footballguys view: He's second on the depth chart behind Luke Willson, but that may not hold up if he can't fix this. No Detroit tight end looks like a fantasy option, so just consider this us keeping you fully informed because we know you want to know everything.|
Michael Roberts player page
Falcons | Eric Saubert impressing coaches Wed Aug 8, 10:14 PM
Atlanta Falcons TE Eric Saubert is a player that has impressed the coaching staff during training camp, according to head coach Dan Quinn.Link to story
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Bears | Four players to not travel Wed Aug 8, 09:27 PM
Chicago Bears WR Josh Bellamy (undisclosed), TE Dion Sims (undisclosed), LB Isaiah Irving (undisclosed) and CB Rashard Fant (undisclosed) did not travel with the team for their preseason game Thursday, Aug. 9.Link to story
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Chargers | Virgil Green finding comfort zone Wed Aug 8, 05:42 PM
Los Angeles Chargers TE Virgil Green is starting to find his groove with new QB Philip Rivers in the team's passing game. '(Our connection) is growing,' Rivers said Wednesday, Aug. 8. 'We're working through how I like things, what I'm expecting on certain routes. He's getting a feel for this offense.'
|Footballguys view: Green is the lead tight end for the Chargers this year with the injury to Hunter Henry. He caught only 14 passes for the Broncos last year and his career high came in 2016 with just 22 receptions. Green has mostly been a blocker during his pro career and Fantasy GMs are not expecting much from him this year with his new team.|
Virgil Green player page
Ravens | Hayden Hurst has made strides Wed Aug 8, 03:21 PM
Baltimore Ravens TE Hayden Hurst has proven to be a playmaker this offseason and has improved his route-running, according to offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.
|Footballguys view: Hurst flashed a bit for the Ravens during the Hall of Fame Game earlier this month. The rookie from South Carolina is set to be the team's lead tight end and should become a favorite target of QB Joe Flacco. Rookie tight ends may take some time to produce at a fantasy relevant level but some Fantasy GMs are taking Hurst at TE21 (14.05) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
Colts | Erik Swoope lost in the shuffle? Wed Aug 8, 03:03 PM
Indianapolis Colts TE Erik Swoope has reportedly been having a strong training camp, but he remains behind newcomer TE Eric Ebron and incumbent TE Jack Doyle on the depth chart.
|Footballguys view: Swoope has always been an intriguing deep dynasty prospect, mainly because of his story (never played college football) and skill set (basketball player in college at Miami). He is buried on the depth chart but an injury or two could put him into a more prominent role. Just remember the name as things are finally shaping up for Swoope after developing for a few years with the Colts.|
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