Fantasy Football News & Views
Seahawks | Tyler Lockett signs deal Tue May 26, 09:56 PM
Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett signed a four-year deal with the team Tuesday, May 26. Financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
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Titans | Dorial Green-Beckham sidelined Tue May 26, 09:19 PM
Tennessee Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham (hamstring) had to leave organized team activities early Tuesday, May 26, after he aggravated a hamstring injury. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt said he does not think the injury is serious, but Green-Beckham could sit out a week.Link to story
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Dolphins | DeVante Parker impressive at OTAs Tue May 26, 08:19 PM
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker faced CB Brent Grimes during organized team activities Tuesday, May, 26, and made several terrific catches. Parker shared first-team snaps with WR Greg Jennings.
|Footballguys view: Nobody should be surprised by this news. Parker has star upside in the pros, and that's why the Dolphins picked him up in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft. He has outstanding body control and can make difficult catches seem routine. He has the size, wingspan and leaping ability to play "above the rim" in the red zone. We love Parker's upside as a pro.|
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Falcons | Julio Jones attending OTAs Tue May 26, 07:16 PM
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones was present for the start of organized team activities Tuesday, May 26, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Jones has one year remaining on his current contract but there have been no talks yet between the team and Jones regarding a new deal. There's going to be a few other big-name wide receivers who might get new contracts before Jones does. The market for these contracts needs to be set by guys like Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas. There doesn't seem to be any hurry to get a new deal done with Jones.|
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Eagles | Nelson Agholor could succeed right away Tue May 26, 06:13 PM
Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor has the route-running ability, athleticism, work ethic, versatility, speed and technique to be a big weapon for the Eagles in his rookie season, according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.
|Footballguys view: With Jeremy Maclin (Chiefs) moving on in free agency, the Eagles could turn to Agholor as their top wideout. He's a precise route-runner who knows how to set up defenders and get open. Agholor does a good job of tracking passes over his shoulder, and he'll quickly snatch a pass out of the air so he can get to running after the catch in a hurry. His current ADP of WR48 (10.07) in 12-team PPR leagues makes him a huge value pick.|
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49ers | Quinton Patton primed for breakout year? Tue May 26, 06:04 PM
San Francisco 49ers WR Quinton Patton is feeling much better this offseason than he has in previous seasons, largely because of working out with QB Colin Kaepernick this offseason. 'It's benefitted me knowing we're throwing the ball together and he's telling me what he's seeing and I'm telling him what I'm seeing, and just knowing where to be and when I need to be there,' Patton said.
|Footballguys view: A fourth-round pick in 2013, we've been waiting for Patton to do something of note on the football field. He's got six catches for 78 yards with one fumble lost as a pro. Patton is going to compete with Jerome Simpson and Bruce Ellington for the 49ers WR3 job. Unless Kaepernick takes huge strides as a passer, we can't see Patton having much fantasy value--even if he wins the WR3 spot.|
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Steelers | Antonio Brown not focused on contract Tue May 26, 05:03 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown did not answer questions on the first day of organized team activities regarding a possible new deal.
|Footballguys view: At this time, Brown doesn't sound like a guy who is going to hold out for a new contract. He's seriously underpaid at his current salary of $9.7 million for 2015. Yes, that number puts him in the top 10 for wide receivers but Brown should easily be making top-5 money. It doesn't look like a holdout is coming for Brown even though he deserves a pay raise.|
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Cowboys | Dez Bryant not at OTAs Tue May 26, 03:05 PM
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant was not present for the first day of organized team activities Tuesday, May 26. The workouts are voluntary.
|Footballguys view: This isn't a big deal until the workouts become mandatory. Even then, we're not really expecting Bryant to show up. He's been slapped with the franchise tag, and the two sides have until July 15th to work out a new long-term contract.|
Dez Bryant player page
Patriots | Sign Zach D'Orazio Tue May 26, 02:48 PM
Former Akron WR Zach D'Orazio signed an undisclosed deal with the New England Patriots Tuesday, May 26.
|Footballguys view: The move gives the Patriots 11 wide receivers on the current roster. D'Orazio has good size, measuring in at 6'2" 217 pounds. He caught 119 passes for 1,422 yards and five touchdowns for Akron from 2012 through 2014. Last season, D'Orazio had 62 catches for 658 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown.|
Cowboys | Chris Boyd waived/injured Tue May 26, 02:16 PM
Dallas Cowboys WR Chris Boyd was waived/injured (undisclosed) Tuesday, May 26.
|Footballguys view: The Cowboys gave Boyd a shot to prove himself this year after he was kicked off Vanderbilt's football program in 2014. He caught 81 passes for 1,247 yards and 13 touchdowns in two seasons at Vanderbilt and has an intriguing size/speed combination at 6'4" 205 pounds and 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash. If healthy, there might be another team out there willing to take a chance on Boyd.|
Cowboys | A.J. Jenkins signs with Dallas Tue May 26, 12:57 PM
Free-agent WR A.J. Jenkins (Chiefs) signed an undisclosed deal with the Dallas Cowboys Tuesday, May 26, according to a source. Jenkins was the 30th overall pick by the San Francisco 49ers in 2012, but he didn't catch a pass in three games with them. Dallas wanted to add a veteran receiver with WR Dez Bryant not taking part in the offseason training program. WRs Terrance Williams and Devin Street have worked with the first team in Bryant's absence, with WR Cole Beasley playing the slot.
|Footballguys view: It's still amazing to us that Jenkins was actually a first-round pick. That was then, and this is now as Jenkins tries to stick on his third team in four years. He's no guarantee to make the final roster, and Jenkins has no fantasy value--even in the deepest of leagues.|
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Bengals | A.J. Green wants extension, not in rush Mon May 25, 10:32 PM
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green would like to sign a contract extension with the Bengals and the team would like to sign him to an extension. Green currently has a fifth-year option worth $10.2 million, which would make him the largest cap hit on this season's team.
|Footballguys view: There's a couple of contract situations to work out before Green gets his extension. Both the Cowboys (Dez Bryant) and the Broncos (Demaryius Thomas) have to decide if they're going to sign their franchise-tagged superstar wide receivers to long-term deals. If that happens before the July 15th deadline, it will help establish a price for guys like Green. With next season's strong class of free-agent wide receivers, whichever one signs first, is likely to be surpassed by the rest.|
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Eagles | Nelson Agholor poised to shine? Mon May 25, 10:45 AM
Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor possesses the speed, agility, route-running skills and big-play ability to make him an immediate contributor as a rookie, in the opinion of CBSSports.com's Rob Rang. Agholor played in a pro-style offense at the University of Southern California and can line up all over the field. Rang also cites Philadelphia's strong running game as being a positive for Agholor.
|Footballguys view: The rookie from USC has the potential to become a dangerous weapon in the pros. He knows how to find the soft spots in a zone, and his speed greatly helps his run-after-the-catch ability. With Jeremy Maclin (Chiefs) moving on in free agency, Agholor is arguably the best player to take over as the team's WR1. Second-year pro Jordan Matthews is talented, but his Eric Decker-like skill set might be best used as a WR2/complementary player.|
Colts | Andrew Luck impressed by Phillip Dorsett Sun May 24, 08:27 PM
Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett has impressed QB Andrew Luck with his ability to quickly learn the offensive scheme. 'It's definitely not too big for him,' Luck said. 'He fits in very, very well.'
|Footballguys view: We love Dorsett's natural ability as a playmaker at the wide receiver position. We question how many targets the rookie will be able to get on a jam-packed Colts roster. Dorsett will compete with Duron Carter and Donte Moncrief for the WR3 job behind T.Y. Hilton and Andre Johnson. If Dorsett wins that job, he'll also be splitting targets with tight ends Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener.|
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Vikings | Cordarrelle Patterson praised Sun May 24, 12:40 AM
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson once again has drawn praise from Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer -- this time for his route-running improvements. Patterson has worked extensively this offseason to become a better receiver from a technical standpoint.
|Footballguys view: There's another drumbeat. During the offseason, we don't get too caught up in the fluff articles...but we do listen for consistent reports coming out of camp. The positive reports about Patterson have been a constant this offseason. Patterson has the athletic talent to be dominant at the pro level, but he's failed to play up to that potential. Now fourth on the depth chart, Patterson will have to continue impressing if he wants to carve out a larger role with the Vikings.|
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49ers | Big role for Torrey Smith? Sat May 23, 10:56 PM
San Francisco 49ers WR Torrey Smith was a featured part of the offense during practice Thursday, May 21, connecting with QB Colin Kaepernick on several plays and catching a touchdown from QB Blaine Gabbert in the red zone.
|Footballguys view: The 49ers made the move to add Smith so they could upgrade the receiver position. Smith has the speed to stretch the field, and he can still get on top of a defense in a hurry. We'll see if he can establish chemistry with Colin Kaepernick this offseason, training camp and preseason. Right now, fantasy owners look at Smith as a low-end WR3 (WR37, 8.05) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
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Colts | Andre Johnson to have big role for Colts? Sat May 23, 03:15 PM
Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson will play a significant part in the Colts' offense this season, according to ESPN.com's Mike Wells.
|Footballguys view: Johnson is out of the cluster-you-know-what that is the Texans QB situation, and now he gets to catch passes from Andrew Luck. We're expecting a resurgence from the veteran this season. His current ADP is WR19 (4.06) in 12-team PPR leagues. He was the 12th-best fantasy receiver in 2013, and his production might put him around the top 15 in 2015.|
Andre Johnson player page
Seahawks | Chris Matthews to be No. 3 WR for SEA? Sat May 23, 02:11 PM
Seattle Seahawks WR Chris Matthews may be the favorite to win the No. 3 wide receiver job with his favorable size and wingspan, according to NFL.com's Chris Wesseling. WRs Paul Richardson, Kevin Norwood and Tyler Lockett should also be in the mix.
|Footballguys view: Matthews was active in only three regular-season games last season. He was available in the postseason, but Matthews didn't come through in the box score until the Super Bowl. In that game against the Patriots, Matthews was dominant with four catches for 109 yards and one touchdown. He'll try to carry that momentum over to this year. We feel Lockett could provide the best competition from the other receivers on the depth chart vying for the WR3 position.|
49ers | Dres Anderson recovering nicely Sat May 23, 01:26 PM
San Francisco 49ers WR Dres Anderson (knee) is not wearing a knee brace for his surgically repaired knee. Anderson was a full participant in organized team activities Thursday, May 21.
|Footballguys view: Anderson is an interesting player to watch in super deep dynasty leagues. He has a good second gear to create separation on downfield routes. Anderson plays bigger than his size because of his ability to high-point passes and play "above the rim" on jump passes. He originally hurt his knee last October, so it's a good sign that he's fully participating and working without a brace.|
Packers | Ty Montgomery impressing Fri May 22, 09:15 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Ty Montgomery's explosion stood out in rookie minicamp, head coach Mike McCarthy said. Team scout Sam Seale compared Montgomery to a bigger version of WR Randall Cobb.
|Footballguys view: We like to hear that he's impressing, but let's slow down on the Cobb comparisons. Montgomery has traits more like Cordarrelle Patterson (Vikings). Over the last three years at Stanford, Montgomery had 16 drops and three fumbles. He'll need to improve his ball security if he wants to make a big impact as a pro. Montgomery has run-after-the catch ability, but we'd like to see him become a better route-runner and stop letting so many passes into his body. The rookie has talent, but he lacks polish at this time.|
Cowboys | Work out several players Fri May 22, 06:14 PM
Free-agent WR A.J. Jenkins (Chiefs), WR Kris Durham (Titans), WR Tommy Streeter (Jaguars), WR B.J. Cunningham (Bears) and RB Ronnie Wingo (Falcons) worked out for the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, May 21.
|Footballguys view: We've always kept tabs on Cunningham in super deep dynasty leagues as he's bounced around the league. He's the best player on this list in our opinion, and the Cowboys did not sign him (or anyone from this group).|
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Chiefs | Albert Wilson could start Fri May 22, 05:45 PM
Kansas City Chiefs WR Albert Wilson will be given the first chance to win the starting wide receiver job opposite WR Jeremy Maclin.
|Footballguys view: No offense to Wilson, but that's not an exciting option. We like rookie Chris Conley to eventually take over as a starter opposite Maclin. However, the passing game still hinges on Alex Smith. Outside of Maclin as a WR3, fantasy owners should be looking elsewhere for help.|
Colts | Phillip Dorsett could be No. 3 WR Fri May 22, 05:44 PM
Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett is expected to compete with WRs Donte Moncrief, Duron Carter and Vincent Brown for the No. 3 wide receiver job during training camp. Dorsett is also expected to be a candidate for the kick and punt returner jobs.
|Footballguys view: Dorsett is certainly talented, but finding playing time for the rookie could prove to be difficult with this jam-packed group. Throw in tight ends Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen and it means Dorsett will have an even more difficult time finding targets. Watch this battle unfold throughout training camp and the preseason. The Colts are going to be a pass-happy offense--and you want the right piece of that action.|
Bengals | James Wright expected to practice Fri May 22, 02:37 PM
Cincinnati Bengals WR James Wright (knee) is expected to participate in offseason workouts that start next week.
|Footballguys view: Wright was a seventh-round pick by the Bengals in the 2014 NFL draft. He's a reserve receiver worth keeping an eye on in dynasty leagues.|
Bengals | Marvin Jones should be at workouts Fri May 22, 02:16 PM
Cincinnati Bengals WR Marvin Jones (foot) should be able to participate in offseason workouts that start next week.
|Footballguys view: We're excited to see Jones back in action. He emerged late in the 2013 season with 713 yards and 10 touchdowns, but Jones didn't play at all last year. If healthy, Jones will be a strong option for the WR2 job in Cincinnati opposite A.J. Green.|
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Saints | Andy Tanner placed on IR Fri May 22, 02:24 AM
New Orleans Saints WR Andy Tanner cleared waivers and was placed on injured reserve Thursday, May 21.
|Footballguys view: Undrafted in 2010, Tanner spent last season on Injured Reserve with an injury he suffered in training camp. He's been a practice squad player for the Saints, but Tanner has not yet played a game in the regular season. This latest injury could spell the end of his pro career.|
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Falcons | Justin Hardy to be No. 3 WR for ATL? Thu May 21, 06:50 PM
Atlanta Falcons WR Justin Hardy is projected as the Falcons' No. 3 receiver behind WRs Julio Jones and Roddy White, according to NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal.
|Footballguys view: With Harry Douglas in Tennessee, the Falcons needed to add another wide receiver to the mix and that's why Hardy was their fourth-round pick. Coming out of East Carolina, Hardy is a smart player who does the little things well. He'll come back to the football after sitting down in a zone. Hardy can also reach for passes and pluck them out of the air naturally. He's got large hands and a long wingspan that help him play bigger than his size.|
Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin nursing injury Thu May 21, 04:55 PM
Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (hamstring) is nursing a strained hamstring he suffered last week, according to a source. Benjamin is not likely to participate in organized team activities next week.
|Footballguys view: Benjamin had an exceptionally good rookie season, enough to drive his early ADP up into the third round. If rookie Devin Funchess can duplicate Benjamin's first season just a little, Benjamin will have an easier time with opposing secondaries. We know Cam Newton likes him, and that goes a long way towards building opportunity and production. We like him as a lot as a WR2 for your fantasy team.|
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Lions | Lance Moore contract details Thu May 21, 02:22 PM
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions WR Lance Moore signed a one-year contract worth $1.05 million. He will earn a base salary of $970,000 after receiving a $40,000 signing bonus. Moore will receive a $40,000 roster bonus if he makes the Lions' Week 1 roster. Earning the minimum salary benefit means Moore will count $655,000 against Detroit's 2015 salary cap.
|Footballguys view: It's going to be hard for Moore to see much in the way of targets with Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate and Eric Ebron, who we are predicting a bigger sophomore season from. Right now he is nothing but a deep-round flier.|
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Saints | Two roster moves Thu May 21, 11:10 AM
New Orleans Saints WR Andy Tanner was waived to make room for the addition of free-agent OG Mike McGlynn (Chiefs) Wednesday, May 20.
|Footballguys view: This is merely a depth move. Tanner was unlikely to contribute much, if anything at all, while McGlynn is a a backup at best.|
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Colts | Andre Johnson comfortable in offense Thu May 21, 08:52 AM
Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson has made a 'pretty seamless' transition to the offense, and he has a strong grasp of the playbook, according to head coach Chuck Pagano. Johnson took snaps with the starters during organized team activities Wednesday, May 20.
|Footballguys view: Good news for dynasty owners looking for a last season or two of production from Andre Johnson. We know he's fading, but he still nearly topped 1,000 yards last season despite a pretty bad quarterback situation in Houston. He looks to be in good position for a bounce-back year in Indianapolis with Andrew Luck throwing the ball and his current ADP hovers around the mid-fourth round for redraft purposes.|
Andre Johnson player page
Giants | NYG receivers catch endorsement Wed May 20, 09:18 PM
New York Giants WRs Odell Beckham Jr., Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle all received strong endorsements from ex-Giants WR Stephen Baker Tuesday, May 19. 'I think [the Giants offense] will be a matchup nightmare, and I love the diversity of the receivers,' said Baker. 'You've got little Cruz, who can shake and bake in the middle, then you've got Beckham on the outside, who's just explosive, and then you have Randle, I consider him a smooth receiver, when he catches a pass, he just looks smooth. I like him as a third down possession-type guy,' Baker said.
|Footballguys view: Baker, a former Giants receiver who won a Super Bowl with them in 1990, is speaking the truth. We may not have yet seen the best from Beckham, and he's got superstar potential in this league. If Cruz can come back healthy, he'll be able to make plays in the passing game. Even Randle has become more consistent as a pro. The Giants may have O-Line problems, but they do not have WR problems.|
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Panthers | Devin Funchess to be No. 2 WR? Wed May 20, 05:55 PM
Carolina Panthers rookie WR Devin Funchess could be the No. 2 wide receiver ahead of Jerricho Cotchery this season, according to Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com.
|Footballguys view: Funchess isn't going to be handed the job, but he'll have to prove himself in training camp. He's a large target with the ability to play above the rim. Funchess is quite raw as a route-runner, and he's not going to get a lot of separation against NFL corners unless he improves that part of his game. He also needs to improve his concentration in order to play up to his potential as a pro. Fantasy owners can do a lot better than Funchess as the Panthers offense will still be run-heavy and Funchess is far from a sure thing as a rookie.|
Packers | Ty Montgomery signs Wed May 20, 02:00 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Ty Montgomery, a third-round draft pick, signed his four-year rookie deal Wednesday, May 20, according to his agent, Damarius Bilbo. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Packers are hoping Montgomery can boost their return game after averaging 19.8 yards per punt return and 25.2 yards per kick return last year in college. 'I just have this mentality that there's nothing I can't do,' Montgomery said. 'I whole-heartedly believe in my ability to do anything from any position. My ability to be versatile kind of sets me apart.'
|Footballguys view: Montgomery is an interesting player for dynasty owners to monitor. The rookie has good size at 220 pounds, and he can dominate on shorter routes where he can best use his run-after-the-catch ability. He's built like a running back, but he needs to improve his route-running if he wants to make the most of his talent. This season, Montgomery will compete with guys like Jared Abbrederis and Jeff Janis for the WR4 job behind Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Davante Adams.|
NFL | Potental 2016 free-agent WR class stout Wed May 20, 12:28 PM
The upcoming group of potential free-agent wide receivers includes four of the positions most dominant players, including Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant, Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas, Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green and Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones, according to Spotrac.com. All four players are engaging in contract discussions on some level with their current teams.
|Footballguys view: This is making the assumption that Bryant and Thomas don't sign new long-term contract before the July 15th deadline for franchise-tagged players. We think both Green and Jones could get franchise tagged next offseason if they don't get extended some time before then.|
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Ravens | Steve Smith may see less snaps Tue May 19, 09:31 PM
Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith could see his snaps drop this season, because the team wants to keep him healthy during the season, according to head coach John Harbaugh.
|Footballguys view: Smith needs to keep making an impact as the season goes on. Last year, Smith had four 100-yard receiving games over the first six weeks. After that, he had no games over 90-yards receiving. He's the WR1 for the Ravens, and rookie Breshad Perriman should be the team's starter opposite of Smith. His current ADP is WR33 (7.10) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
Steve Smith player page
Packers | Ty Montgomery exudes confidence Tue May 19, 07:32 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Ty Montgomery said he believes he can compete anywhere, anytime. 'It's nothing against any of the other guys that are here. But we're all competitors. I'm going to be prepared to be able to go whenever and wherever the coaching staff decides to put me.
|Footballguys view: Montgomery is a confident player, but he needs to prove that his hands can be trustworthy in order to earn a larger role with the Packers. The rookie has good size at 220 pounds, and he can dominate on shorter routes where he can best use his run-after-the-catch ability. He's built like a running back, but he needs to improve his route-running if he wants to make the most of his talent. He's no better than sixth on the depth chart at this time.|
Saints | Malcome Kennedy placed on IR Tue May 19, 05:30 PM
New Orleans Saints WR Malcome Kennedy (undisclosed) was placed on Reserve/Injured Tuesday, May 19, after being waived/injured Monday, May 18.
Steelers | L'Damian Washington waived Tue May 19, 05:15 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers WR L'Damian Washington (undisclosed) was waived/injured Tuesday, May 19.
|Footballguys view: Washington was just receiver depth for the Steelers, and they had to make room for the addition of rookie CFA Devin Gardner.|
Steelers | Claim Devin Gardner Tue May 19, 04:39 PM
Free-agent WR Devin Gardner (Patriots) was claimed by the Pittsburgh Steelers Tuesday, May 19.
|Footballguys view: We're always intrigued by depth receivers on the Steelers roster as they have good eye for talent at the position. Gardner is a big target (6'4" 215 pounds) but he's incredibly raw as a receiver. The converted quarterback knows how to find the soft spots in a zone, but he needs to develop better "my ball" mentality when passes are contested. He's also just a bad route-runner at this time, but that may improve with more reps at the position.|
Cardinals | Michael Floyd praised by HC Tue May 19, 03:54 PM
Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd was recognized for his conditioning by head coach Bruce Arians during organized team activities.
|Footballguys view: Floyd's numbers fell last year compared to what he did in 2013. He caught 47 passes for 841 receiving yards and six touchdowns in 2014. Fantasy owners are looking for Carson Palmer to stay healthy this year, and that should help the Cardinals offense perform better as a whole.|
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Saints | Two roster moves made Tue May 19, 03:01 PM
New Orleans Saints PK Shayne Graham was released Tuesday, May 19. Subsequently, free-agent WR Lance Lewis (49ers) was signed.
|Footballguys view: Lewis, a 2012 undrafted free agent for Washington, spent last year on San Francisco's practice squad. The former East Carolina receiver is a good underneath receiver who is fearless when running routes over the middle.|
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Colts | Josh Lenz waived Tue May 19, 02:56 PM
Indianapolis Colts WR Josh Lenz was waived Tuesday, May 19.
|Footballguys view: Lenz has spent most of the last two years on the Colts practice squad. He was going to be hard-pressed to make the final roster with all the superb talent the Colts have added at wide receiver this offseason.|
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Panthers | No. 2 WR job Devin Funchess' to lose? Tue May 19, 09:27 AM
Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess eventually will be the Panthers' No. 2 receiver opposite WR Kelvin Benjamin, but it is unclear if the rookie will begin the 2015 season in this role, according to ESPN.com's David Newton.
|Footballguys view: Funchess can easily create mismatches on the field because of his size (6'4" 232 pounds), but he has a lot to develop before he's a reliable starter. He dropped 20 passes over the last three years and needs to improve his focus and concentration. Funchess looks huge, but he doesn't win enough contested catches and needs to better his "my ball" mentality. The rookie will battle with WRs Jerricho Cotchery, Ted Ginn Jr., Philly Brown and Stephen Hill this summer.|
Panthers | Jerricho Cotchery expected to stick Tue May 19, 09:22 AM
Carolina Panthers WR Jerricho Cotchery is expected to remain with the Panthers as their No. 3 or No. 4 wide receiver in 2015, according to ESPN.com's David Newton.
|Footballguys view: Cotchery's best seasons are far behind him, and he's unlikely to replicate the 10 touchdown season he had in 2013 for the Steelers. However, he does give the team quality veteran depth and a guide for the younger receivers on the roster.|
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Bills | Sanjay Lal talks Buffalo WRs Tue May 19, 09:10 AM
Buffalo Bills wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal discussed the team's wide receivers in great detail Monday, May 18, saying he likes the flexibility among the corps and their ability to execute on the field. Lal believes Bills WR Sammy Watkins can become a complete receiver, and he praised WR Robert Woods' ability as a route runner. Lal doesn't want to pigeonhole WR Percy Harvin as being a gadget-play receiver.
|Footballguys view: The Bills have almost everything for a playoff run...and they certainly have a fine group of wide receivers. The talent is there, but fantasy owners need to recognize that this is going to be a run-heavy offense featuring superstar running back LeSean McCoy. Buffalo is set up with quality talent on both sides of the ball, but they still lack a good quarterback. We'll see if Matt Cassel, E.J. Manuel or Tyrod Taylor can take advantage and be decent with the star talent around them.|
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Jets | Jeremy Kerley may return punts Mon May 18, 08:36 PM
New York Jets WR Jeremy Kerley is one of the leading candidates to be the team's punt returner in 2015, according to special teams coach Bobby April.
|Footballguys view: Kerley is going to be pushed by rookie Devin Smith for the WR3 job behind Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker. He's got the agility and burst to make plays in the open field as a return man.|
Jeremy Kerley player page
Jets | Devin Smith may not be returner Mon May 18, 08:32 PM
New York Jets WR Devin Smith may not be a candidate for the kick or punt returner job this season since he does not have much experience in the role, according to special teams coach Bobby April.
|Footballguys view: Smith certainly has the speed to make big plays as a return man if needed. We'll see if he starts getting some experience on special teams during his rookie season with the Jets.|
Saints | Malcome Kennedy waived/injured Mon May 18, 08:07 PM
New Orleans Saints WR Malcome Kennedy (undisclosed) was waived/injured Monday, May 18.
|Footballguys view: Kennedy has good size (205 pounds) for a possession receiver, but his speed and athleticism leave a lot to be desired.|
Patriots | Devin Gardner cut Mon May 18, 07:20 PM
New England Patriots WR Devin Gardner was waived Monday, May 18.
|Footballguys view: Gardner is a big target (6'4" 215 pounds) with the wingspan to play above the rim. He's incredibly raw as a receiver and needs to get better running routes and understanding how to set up defenders before making his break. Gardner has enough raw talent to warrant getting a look somewhere else, but he's a longshot to make a final roster.|