Fantasy Football News & Views
Cowboys | Two players to be released Fri Aug 1, 10:06 PM
The Dallas Cowboys will release WR L'Damian Washington and OG Darius Morris.Link to story
Jets | Two return to practice Fri Aug 1, 09:32 PM
New York Jets RB Alex Green (chest) and WR Quincy Enunwa (hip) were able to participate in practice Friday, Aug. 1.Link to story
Alex Green player page
Jets | Eric Decker expected to play in scrimmage Fri Aug 1, 09:26 PM
New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) is expected to play in the team's scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 2. Decker was limited during practice Friday, Aug. 1, because of a hamstring injury.Link to story
Eric Decker player page
Seahawks | Two players remain out Fri Aug 1, 08:48 PM
Seattle Seahawks WR Kevin Norwood (foot) and LB Bobby Wagner (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Aug. 1.Link to story
Bobby Wagner player page
Seahawks | Paul Richardson returns Fri Aug 1, 08:47 PM
Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson (shoulder) participated in practice Friday, Aug. 1.Link to story
Paul Richardson player page
Bills | Marquise Goodwin injured Fri Aug 1, 08:15 PM
Buffalo Bills WR Marquise Goodwin (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury during practice Friday, Aug. 1.
|Footballguys view: Speed guys like Goodwin can suffer hamstring injuries frequently if they're not cautious. The Bills will ease him in the lineup. We're unlikely to see Goodwin in the Hall of Fame game on Sunday.|
Marquise Goodwin player page
Dolphins | Matt Hazel has concussion Fri Aug 1, 07:39 PM
Miami Dolphins WR Matt Hazel (concussion) suffered a concussion during practice Thursday, July 31, and will miss several days of practice. He will not participate in the team's scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 2.
|Footballguys view: Bad news for the rookie here. Hazel is a player to watch in super deep dynasty leagues. He's capable of getting into his routes quickly, and Hazel is dangerous after the catch. The team will follow the NFL's concussion protocol when bringing him back.|
Bills | Chris Hogan impressive during camp Fri Aug 1, 07:19 PM
Buffalo Bills WR Chris Hogan has been impressive during training camp and has been able to be a target on third downs, according to head coach Doug Marrone. 'I don't think anyone here would have argued that Chris wasn't a hard worker. He's reliable, last year he showed us that and on third down our quarterback had confidence in him to go to him when he was out there in the slot. He's a big strong player, he's been playing well, and he's made some good moves this week,' Marrone said.Link to story
Chris Hogan player page
Seahawks | Taylor Price cut Fri Aug 1, 07:10 PM
Seattle Seahawks released WR Taylor Price (hamstring) from the Reserve/Injured list with an injury settlement Friday, Aug. 1.Link to story
Taylor Price player page
Steelers | Justin Brown not practicing Fri Aug 1, 07:08 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Justin Brown (nose) is not participating in practice Friday, Aug. 1, because of a broken nose.
|Footballguys view: A broken nose is more annoying than anything. The team will monitor Brown closely, but he should be able to get back out there in the near future.|
Justin Brown player page
Texans | Sign Joe Adams Fri Aug 1, 05:18 PM
The Houston Texans signed WR Joe Adams (Panthers) Friday, Aug. 1. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Adams is a quick/fast receiver/returner who had major hands problems earlier in his career after being drafted in the fourth round by the Panthers. He's probably just a camp body.|
Joe Adams player page
Lions | Cody Wilson placed on IR Fri Aug 1, 05:05 PM
Detroit Lions WR Cody Wilson (undisclosed) cleared waivers and was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Aug. 1.Link to story
NFL | Four clear waivers Fri Aug 1, 04:59 PM
Free-agent CB Brandon E. Smith (Bills), WR Terrence Toliver (Bears), TE Brett Brackett (Dolphins) and OG Jared Smith (Seahawks) all officially cleared waivers and became free agents Friday, Aug. 1.Link to story
Terrence Toliver player page
Brett Brackett player page
Packers | Fear major injury for Jared Abbrederis Fri Aug 1, 04:25 PM
The Green Bay Packers fear WR Jared Abbrederis (knee) suffered a torn acute cruciate ligament in practice Thursday, July 31.
|Footballguys view: Abbrederis was going to probably be the Packers #5 receiver this year. Myles White leads the group that will compete for his spot, with ultra-athletic seventh-round pick Jeff Janis still sidelined by shingles.|
Colts | T.Y. Hilton practices Fri Aug 1, 04:13 PM
Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (finger) returned to practice Friday, Aug. 1. Hilton is dealing with a jammed right index finger, which was wrapped.
|Footballguys view: Hilton will be able to practice through this minor injury. By the time the regular season rolls around, Hilton's finger should be fully healed.|
T.Y. Hilton player page
Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin may practice Saturday Fri Aug 1, 03:30 PM
Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) may practice Saturday, Aug. 2, according to head coach Ron Rivera.
|Footballguys view: The Panthers are wisely going to be cautious with their first-round pick here. Benjamin has a current ADP of WR51 (11.06) in 12-team PPR leagues. That is a nice place to pick him as he's the ultimate boom/bust play at wide receiver. If he struggles as a rookie, you'll be able to recover from missing on your 11th round pick. If he's on the board at that spot, then go for it.|
Kelvin Benjamin player page
Browns | Josh Gordon decision not expected until Monday Fri Aug 1, 03:29 PM
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is not expected to get a decision on his appeal hearing until Monday, Aug. 4, at the earliest.
|Footballguys view: Browns fans and fantasy owners are waiting with bated breath. Gordon is trying to say that his hot test for marijuana was due to second-hand smoke. It's so 90s to go with the "I didn't inhale" excuse.|
Josh Gordon player page
Giants | Reuben Randle practices Fri Aug 1, 01:40 PM
New York Giants WR Rueben Randle (hamstring) is participating in practice Friday, Aug. 1.Link to story
Rueben Randle player page
Jets | Eric Decker dealing with hamstring issue Fri Aug 1, 01:20 PM
New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) is dealing with a minor hamstring issue, according to head coach Rex Ryan.
|Footballguys view: Decker joins Mike Wallace and Pierre Garcon as veteran receivers who are dealing with hamstring issues. None appear to be severe, so as long as they're still projected to be practicing by the end of camp, you can leave them where you had them on your draft board.|
Eric Decker player page
Jets | Shaq Evans dealing with shoulder injury Fri Aug 1, 01:16 PM
New York Jets WR Shaquelle Evans (shoulder) is dealing with a shoulder injury, according to head coach Rex Ryan.Link to story
Seahawks | Randall Carroll released Fri Aug 1, 01:12 PM
The Seattle Seahawks released WR Randall Carroll Friday, Aug. 1.Link to story
Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin not practicing Fri Aug 1, 01:07 PM
Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is not participating in practice Friday, Aug. 1.
|Footballguys view: Benjamin's knee injury is minor, but every practice day will help him transition to the NFL. The Panthers are basically going to be forced to put Benjamin with the first team, so they need him back out there as soon as he is ready.|
Kelvin Benjamin player page
Packers | Three returning punts Fri Aug 1, 12:51 PM
Green Bay Packers WRs Randall Cobb, Myles White and Jared Abbrederis were returning punts in practice Thursday, July 31. White struggled Wednesday, July 30, but looked better Thursday. White never returned punts or kickoffs in college, but he could be a valuable asset in the return game due to his speed, if he makes the team.Link to story
Randall Cobb player page
Myles White player page
Jaguars | Allen Robinson out at least two weeks Fri Aug 1, 11:49 AM
Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Robinson (hamstring) will miss at least two weeks with a hamstring injury.
|Footballguys view: Robinson will miss the majority of camp practices and at least the first preseason game. Mike Brown is in the crosshairs as a player who will be getting more first team reps due to injuries at WR for the Jags.|
Allen Robinson player page
Jaguars | Four out extended period of time Fri Aug 1, 10:21 AM
Updating previous reports, Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Robinson (hamstring) and WR Tandon Doss (undisclosed), DT Jordan Miller (undisclosed) and LB John Lotulelei (leg) will miss an extended period of time.
|Footballguys view: Robinson is a rookie, so this is a big blow to his ability to make an impact early this year. With Cecil Shorts and Robinson now both ailing, the Jaguars passing game is going to have trouble getting in tune during training camp.|
Tandon Doss player page
Jordan Miller player page
John Lotulelei player page
Allen Robinson player page
Saints | Five sitting Fri Aug 1, 10:09 AM
New Orleans Saints WR Kenny Stills (quadriceps), DT John Jenkins (pectoral), OG Ben Grubbs (undisclosed), P Steve Hull and CB Terrence Frederick are out of practice Friday, Aug. 1.
|Footballguys view: Stills has been out for about a week, and if this absence continues into the preseason, it will be time to move him down and move rookie Brandin Cooks up on our boards. It might already be time to do that with Cooks with the show he has put on in camp so far, especially on the short passes Darren Sproles made hay with before he was traded to Philadelphia.|
Kenny Stills player page
Dolphins | Three resting Fri Aug 1, 09:00 AM
Miami Dolphins CB Brent Grimes, WR Brian Hartline and WR Brandon Gibson are resting Friday, Aug. 1.Link to story
Brent Grimes player page
Brian Hartline player page
Brandon Gibson player page
Bengals | Mohamed Sanu generating strong camp buzz Fri Aug 1, 04:25 AM
Cincinnati Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu is generating strong buzz in camp, which could lead to more time in the slot and more catches this season if things work out.
|Footballguys view: This won't generate enough to make Sanu a fantasy factor, but it could hurt Marvin Jones' ability to break into the top 30-35 wide receivers and keep a cap on Tyler Eifert's upside if he is the primary receiving tight end.|
Mohamed Sanu player page
Cowboys | Committed to Dez Bryant extension Fri Aug 1, 03:58 AM
The Dallas Cowboys will have the franchise tag exception ready for WR Dez Bryant in the 2014-15 offseason, but the club has said it remains committed to locking Bryant up to an extension before then.Link to story
Dez Bryant player page
Redskins | DeSean Jackson to have federal hearing Monday Fri Aug 1, 03:52 AM
A federal court hearing will take place Monday, Aug. 4, to determine whether Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson will have to repay agent Drew Rosenhaus $516,000 as an NFL arbitrator previously ruled.Link to story
DeSean Jackson player page
Lions | Ryan Broyles focusing on rehab Fri Aug 1, 02:03 AM
Detroit Lions WR Ryan Broyles (Achilles') is trying to take things one day at a time after two days of training camp following a torn Achilles' tendon in 2013, saying he feels 'pretty good right now.' Broyles missed time in 2011 and 2012 with torn anterior cruciate ligaments in both knees, and he understands how to prepare for a season while rehabbing a major injury. Broyles has a new speed coach and is working on becoming more explosive, while not putting too much stress on his knees.
|Footballguys view: Broyles could contribute, but his chances of ever living up to his second-round pick value or fantasy relevance are very remote after his litany of serious injuries. That he continues to work his way back to the field after so many catastrophes is a testament to Broyles endurance and perseverance.|
Ryan Broyles player page
Cowboys | Cole Beasley turning heads Fri Aug 1, 01:24 AM
Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley may not come off the field when Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is moved around. Beasley primarily works out of the slot, but Bryant sometimes will move into the slot to take advantage of a mismatch. Bryant went as far as calling Beasley a 'rare talent' and praised the third-year receiver's ability to get open and make plays. Beasley has worked to improve his blocking skills, an area of his game he noted needs to get better. Beasley is stronger, which will help him beat press coverage, according to Dallas head coach Jason Garrett.
|Footballguys view: Beasley once had to be talked into staying in the NFL by the Cowboys. He's a prototype quick/shifty slot receiver, who could be a PPR factor if either or Dez Bryant or Terrance Williams go down, or if the Cowboys approach some of the exorbitant pass attempt numbers Scott Linehan offenses generated in Detroit recently.|
Cole Beasley player page
Raiders | Four work with trainers Thu Jul 31, 11:14 PM
Oakland Raiders WR Juron Criner (hamstring), LB Kaluka Maiava (hamstring), LB Marshall McFadden (hamstring) and FS Usama Young (quadriceps) worked with trainers on the side before practice Thursday, July 31.
|Footballguys view: Criner has good talent, but he struggles to stay healthy. Fantasy owners in super deep dynasty leagues aren't hanging onto much if Criner is on the roster.|
Usama Young player page
Kaluka Maiava player page
Marshall McFadden player page
Juron Criner player page
Raiders | Two miss practice Thu Jul 31, 11:11 PM
Oakland Raiders WR Greg Little (hamstring) and DT Antonio Smith (groin) missed practice Thursday, July 31.
|Footballguys view: Little's fresh start with his new team isn't going that good. He'll need to get healthy, stay healthy and prove he can catch the rock if he wants to impress his new teammates.|
Antonio Smith player page
Greg Little player page
Falcons | Julio Jones taking it slow Thu Jul 31, 10:59 PM
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) is working with a restricted snap count during training camp and is wearing special shoes designed to take stress of the bone that he fractured in his right foot last season.
|Footballguys view: This is a smart move for the veteran receiver. The Falcons offense just isn't the same without him. Now that Jones is back, expect a boost in production for Matt Ryan this year. Fantasy owners trust Jones, and he's going off the board at WR6 (2.03) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
Julio Jones player page
Cowboys | Two leave practice early Thu Jul 31, 10:29 PM
Dallas Cowboys WR Dwayne Harris (ankle) and DE Ben Bass (hamstring) left practice early Thursday, July 31.
|Footballguys view: We'll have to wait and see how serious this injury is for Harris. He's trying to win the WR3 (slot) receiver job in Dallas behind Dez Bryant and Terrence Williams.|
Dwayne Harris player page
Ben Bass player page
Packers | Kevin Dorsey making mark on special teams Thu Jul 31, 09:13 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Kevin Dorsey lined up as a front-line blocker with the No. 1 kickoff return team Thursday, July 31, and returned kicks for the second unit.Link to story
Kevin Dorsey player page
Colts | Reggie Wayne feeling good Thu Jul 31, 07:02 PM
Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne (knee) said he hasn't had any problems so far with his surgically repaired right knee.
|Footballguys view: Great news for Andrew Luck, who could use some after the rash of injuries along his offensive line. Wayne should be super productive and ranks as a solid WR3.|
Reggie Wayne player page
Chargers | Vincent Brown wears boot Thu Jul 31, 06:53 PM
San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Brown (calf) wore a protective boot Thursday, July 31, after sitting out the team's last five practices.
|Footballguys view: Brown hasn't fulfilled the promise of his talent yet and with Keenan Allen coming off an amazing rookie season and Malcom Floyd returning from injury, it's awfully crowded in San Diego. We've got Allen as a tremendous WR2 while both Brown and Floyd barely registering as bench depth.|
Vincent Brown player page
Lions | Cody Wilson waived/injured Thu Jul 31, 04:45 PM
Detroit Lions WR Cody Wilson (undisclosed) was waived/injured Thursday, July 31.
Bears | Terrence Toliver waived Thu Jul 31, 04:42 PM
Chicago Bears WR Terrence Toliver (toe) was waived with an injury settlement Thursday, July 31.Terrence Toliver player page
Steelers | Darrius Heyward-Bey leaves practice Thu Jul 31, 04:34 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (concussion) reportedly left practice Thursday, July 31, with concussion symptoms.
|Footballguys view: DHB has long been an underwhelming receiver both fantasy and NFL-wise. Even healthy, there is no reason to have him on your fantasy roster.|
Darrius Heyward-Bey player page
Patriots | Matthew Slater practices Thu Jul 31, 04:30 PM
New England Patriots WR Matthew Slater (undisclosed) practiced for the first time this offseason Thursday, July 31, after being activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list.Link to story
Matt Slater player page
Jets | Stephen Hill performing well Thu Jul 31, 03:27 PM
New York Jets WR Stephen Hill has been outstanding so far during training camp, according to offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.Link to story
Stephen Hill player page
Patriots | Two players return to practice Thu Jul 31, 03:23 PM
New England Patriots WR Josh Boyce (leg) and LB Chris White (undisclosed) participated in practice Thursday, July 31. Both players sat out practice Wednesday, July 30.Link to story
Chris White player page
Josh Boyce player page
Patriots | Matthew Slater activated Thu Jul 31, 03:23 PM
The New England Patriots have activated WR Matthew Slater (undisclosed) from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.Link to story
Matt Slater player page
Dolphins | Matt Hazel not able to finish practice Thu Jul 31, 03:10 PM
Miami Dolphins WR Matt Hazel (undisclosed) was not able to finish practice Thursday, July 31, because of an undisclosed injury.Link to story
Dolphins | Damian Williams misses practice Thu Jul 31, 03:09 PM
Miami Dolphins WR Damian Williams (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Thursday, July 31.Link to story
Damian Williams player page
Giants | Corey Washington injured in practice Thu Jul 31, 02:22 PM
New York Giants WR Corey Washington (undisclosed) was getting look by trainers during practice Thursday, July 31.
|Footballguys view: A fringe player at best, any injury is tough on a player like this. We'll monitor and see if he gets in some practice tomorrow or into the game. It is unlikely Washington makes the roster with so many good players, and even if he does, he won't have fantasy relevance.|
Seahawks | Sign Ronald Johnson Thu Jul 31, 01:43 PM
The Seattle Seahawks signed WR Ronald Johnson (Eagles) Thursday, July 31. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Ron Johnson is still trying to make it in the league. He's a longshot to make the final roster, but the Seahawks have been willing to give guys second and third chances under Pete Carroll. Johnson's college coach was Carroll, and he's trying to get his pro career back on track after missing most of the last two years.|