Fantasy Football News & Views
Redskins | Josh Doctson compared to Pro Bowler Thu May 5, 02:14 AM
Washington Redskins rookie WR Josh Doctson has been compared to Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green, a perennial Pro Bowler, by offensive coordinator Sean McVay and head coach Jay Gruden. 'When you've got a guy like that with great body control, elite ball skills, (and) a guy that has a 41-inch vert that plays like that, you see it on tape,' McVay said Wednesday, May 4.Link to story
Eagles | Nelson Agholor needs to step up Thu May 5, 01:50 AM
Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor was one of the least productive wideouts in the league in 2016. No receiver with as many routes run averaged fewer yards, and only eight receivers with as many targets had a worse defense-adjusted yards above replacement ranking.Link to story
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Chargers | Matt Slauson could be center option Wed May 4, 09:03 PM
Updating a previous report, free-agent OG Matt Slauson (Bears) is meeting with the San Diego Chargers they see him as a possible option at center, according to a source.Link to story
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Bills | Buffalo sees Matt Slauson as RT Wed May 4, 09:03 PM
Updating a previous report, free-agent OG Matt Slauson (Bears) is meeting with the Buffalo Bills because they see him as a possible right tackle option, according to a source.Link to story
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Redskins | Josh Doctson will play outside Wed May 4, 07:58 PM
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson will start out as an outside receiver, playing behind WRs DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, according to offensive coordinator Sean McVay. McVay and head coach Jay Gruden see similarities between Doctson and Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green. 'I think that's a great comparison, because you look at a taller, leaner player with great body control and excellent ball skills,' McVay said.
|Footballguys view: This is the best spot for Doctson. He's a tall receiver who could use a little more sand in his pants. At only 202 pounds, Doctson will have to add muscle and prove that he can get open against physical coverage. We love his nose for the end zone and ability to make difficult catches seem routine.|
DeSean Jackson player page
Pierre Garcon player page
Lions | Sign Andre Caldwell Wed May 4, 07:29 PM
Free-agent WR Andre Caldwell (Broncos) signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions Wednesday, May 4, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Andre "Bubba" Caldwell had provided the Broncos with speed and depth at the WR position. He can return kicks too, and we expect him to play a similar role with the Lions.|
Andre Caldwell player page
Seahawks | Waive five players Wed May 4, 05:25 PM
Seattles Seahawks RB Cameron Marshall, C Drew Nowak, TE Ronnie Shields, DE Josh Shirley and WR Tyler Slavin were waived Wednesday, May 4.
Chiefs | Fred Williams waived Wed May 4, 05:19 PM
Kansas City Chiefs WR Fred Williams was waived Wednesday, May 4.
Chargers | Matt Slauson to visit Bolts Wed May 4, 09:54 AM
Free-agent OG Matt Slauson (Bears) will visit the San Diego Chargers soon.Link to story
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Bills | Matt Slauson to visit Buffalo Wed May 4, 09:54 AM
Free-agent OG Matt Slauson (Bears) will visit the Buffalo Bills in the near future.Link to story
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Packers | Davante Adams may not make team Tue May 3, 03:09 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams' roster spot is not a lock for the 2016 season, in the opinion of Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. WRs Jared Abbrederis, Ty Montgomery, Jeff Janis and Trevor Davis are also not guaranteed roster spots.
|Footballguys view: It's certainly possible as Adams is not a lock for the final roster. Without Jordy Nelson last year, the opportunity was there for Adams to do more and he failed miserably. He ended the season as the 83rd ranked WR in standard scoring fantasy leagues with 50 catches, 483 yards and only one touchdown. Adams will have to prove himself this year as the Packers have a talented group of WRs behind Nelson and Randall Cobb.|
Davante Adams player page
Jeff Janis player page
Jared Abbrederis player page
Ty Montgomery player page
Lions | Detroit add several UDFAs Tue May 3, 02:59 AM
Undrafted free-agents CB Adairius Barnes (Louisiana Tech), WR Jace Billingsley (Eastern Oregon), WR Quinshad Davis (North Carolina), DL James DeLoach (Georgia), DE Deonte Gibson (Northwestern), WR Jay Lee (Baylor), CB Charles Washington (Fresno State), CB Ian Wells (Ohio), TE Cole Wick (Incarnate Word) and OL Andrew Zeller (Maryland) agreed to terms with the Detroit Lions Monday, May 2. WR Simms McElfresh (Appalachian State), LB Tyler Roberts (Troy) and DL Roger Stewart (Hillsdale) will also be with the team during rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.
|Footballguys view: Lee is the player to highlight here. He's got long arms and can snare passes away from his frame regularly. His game is comparable to that of Chris Chambers, former Dolphins standout wide receiver. In super deep dynasty leagues, we'll be keeping an eye on Lee.|
Vikings | Laquon Treadwell a physical receiver Tue May 3, 02:40 AM
Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell adds a physicality dimension and the ability to grab jump balls, according to Vikings general manager Rick Spielman. 'As we sat there and talked with the coaches, the biggest thing is the catching radius, the ability to catch in traffic, to go up and get jump balls and the physicality of him as a receiver, getting in and out of his cuts,' Spielman said. 'You can just see he generates a lot of power when he's getting off the line of scrimmage. I could put a highlight reel together, and I know Adrian Peterson's going to be very excited how this guy plays the game and blocks at the edge, but he's a receiver that just plays with a chip on his shoulder in all phases of the game.'
|Footballguys view: Treadwell reminds us of DeAndre Hopkins (Texans) because of his body control, great concentration and ability to work the sidelines. He'll make a great target for QB Teddy Bridgewater not only in 2016 but also going forward. Treadwell and Bridgewater will be able to grow together for years to come.|
Vikings | Moritz Boehringer agrees to deal Mon May 2, 10:15 PM
The Minnesota Vikings signed WR Moritz Boehringer to a contract Monday, May 2. The sixth-round pick is the first selection from the 2016 NFL draft to sign a deal.
|Footballguys view: Boehringer played for the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns of the German Football League. In 2015, Boehringer had 59 receptions for 1,232 yards and 13 touchdowns in 16 games played but it was his pro day that really got Draft Twitter abuzz. He reminds many in the scouting community of Jeff Janis (Packers) because of his size (6'4" 225 pounds), speed (4.43 40-yard dash) combination.|
Eagles | Freddie Martino released Mon May 2, 04:38 PM
Philadelphia Eagles WR Freddie Martino was released Monday, May 2.Link to story
Redskins | LaRon Byrd released Mon May 2, 04:16 PM
Washington Redskins WR LaRon Byrd was released Monday, May 2.
|Footballguys view: The big WR has bounced around the league. He may latch on with another team as a camp body.|
LaRon Byrd player page
Dolphins | Two more cuts Mon May 2, 04:09 PM
Miami Dolphins RB Jahwan Edwards and WR Christion Jones were released Monday, May 2.Link to story
Bears | Sign Derek Keaton Mon May 2, 03:26 PM
Free-agent WR Derek Keaton (Georgia Southern) signed an undisclosed contract with the Chicago Bears Monday, May 2. The contract does include a $3,000 signing bonus.Link to story
Rams | Tavon Austin's option exercised Mon May 2, 02:28 PM
Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin's fifth-year option was picked up Monday, May 2, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: Last season, Austin had 52 receptions for 473 yards and five TDs--all career highs for the supercharged WR. In standard leagues, he was fantasy football's 21st-ranked wideout and that's about where he should finish once again this year.|
Tavon Austin player page
Chargers | Karnorris Benson will try out Mon May 2, 02:09 PM
Free-agent WR Karnorris Benson (Western Carolina) was invited for a tryout at the San Diego Chargers' minicamp.Link to story
Vikings | Cordarrelle Patterson's option declined Mon May 2, 01:32 PM
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson's fifth-year option was declined by the Vikings Monday, May 2, according to a league source. Patterson caught only two passes in 2015.
|Footballguys view: Patterson has been a huge disappointment as a pro. He can make some plays on special teams, but he's not developed as a WR the way the Vikings had hoped.|
Cordarrelle Patterson player page
Falcons | Devin Hester awaiting clearance Mon May 2, 10:54 AM
Atlanta Falcons WR Devin Hester (toe) hasn't been cleared to run yet after offseason toe surgery. He expects to return kicks for the Falcons in 2016.Link to story
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Chiefs | Four sign with Chiefs Mon May 2, 09:03 AM
Undrafted free-agents OG Jake Bernstein (Vanderbilt), CB Tre Jones (Mount Union), WR Mitch Matthews (BYU) and S Shakiel Randolph (Southern Methodist) signed undisclosed deals with the Kansas City Chiefs.Link to story
49ers | Niners add several UDFAs Mon May 2, 02:42 AM
Undrafted free-agents LB Kevin X. Anderson (Stanford), LB Alex Balducci (Oregon), S Jered Bell (Colorado), DT Demetrius Cherry (Arizona), LB Lenny Jones (Nevada), DT Darren Lake (Alabama), OG Blake Muir (Baylor) and WR Bryce Treggs (California) agreed to terms with the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, May 1.Link to story
Chargers | San Diego signs more UDFAs Mon May 2, 01:57 AM
The San Diego Chargers agreed to terms with undrafted free-agents CB Terrell Chestnut (West Virginia), OL Sebastian Johansson (Marshall), LB Chris Landrum (Jacksonville State), OG Mike McQueen (Ohio), S Adrian McDonald (Houston), LB Tyler Marcordes (Georgia Tech), C Spencer Pulley (Vanderbilt), LB Shaq Petteway (West Virginia), OT Zeth Ramsay (Colorado Mesa), WR Deandre Reaves (Marshall), CB Larry Scott (Oregon State), RB Chris Swain (Navy) and DE Carlos Wray (Duke) Sunday, May 1.
|Footballguys view: Swain is a big power back who should transition to fullback at the pro level. If he makes the team, he could help blast open holes for Melvin Gordon.|
Jaguars | Jacksonville adds several UDFAs Mon May 2, 01:40 AM
The Jacksonville Jaguars signed undrafted free-agents CB Briean Boddy-Calhoun (Minnesota), TE Braedon Bowman (South Alabama), OT Rashod Hill (Southern Mississippi), CB Mike Hilton (Mississippi), PK Jaden Oberkrom (Texas Christian), WR Jamal Robinson (Louisiana-Lafayette), OT Pearce Slater (San Diego State) and S Jarrod Wilson (Michigan) Sunday, May 1.Link to story
Ravens | Baltimore stocks up with UDFAs Mon May 2, 12:40 AM
Undrafted free-agents OG Jarell Broxton (Baylor), OG Anthony Fabiano (Harvard), WR Donovan Harden (Georgia State), LB Cavellis Luckett (Middle Tennessee), PK Will Lutz (Georgia State), DT O.J. Mau (Gardner Webb), OT Stephane Nembot (Colorado), DL Victor Ochi (Stony Brook), LB Marco Ojemudia (Michigan), SS Patrick Onwuasor (Portland State), FB Trevor Pendleton (Michigan State), DT Michael Pierce (Samford) and C Matt Skura (Duke) agreed to terms with the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, May 1.Link to story
Saints | Several UDFAs added by New Orleans Mon May 2, 12:16 AM
Undrafted free-agents C Jack Allen (Michigan State), S Michael Caputo (Wisconsin), OG Joseph Cheek (Texas A&M), CB Ken Crawley (Colorado), FS Trae Elston (Mississippi), CB De'Vante Harris (Texas A&M), C Marcus Henry (Boise State), FB Sione Houma (Michigan), LB Dillon Lee (Alabama), WR Tommylee Lewis (Northern Illinois), DE Mitchell Loewen (Arkansas), OL Ryker Mathews (Brigham Young), DL D.J. Pettway (Alabama), LB Jeff Schoettmer (North Carolina), LB Dominique Tovell (Louisiana-Lafayette), OG Landon Turner (North Carolina), WR Jordan Williams (Ball State) and OT Avery Young (Auburn) agreed to terms Sunday, May 1.Link to story
Falcons | Atlanta agrees with several UDFAs Mon May 2, 12:01 AM
The Atlanta Falcons agreed to terms with undrafted free-agents RB Brandon Wilds, PK Nick Rose, LB Will Ratelle, RB De'Andre Mann, CB Brian Poole, LB Ivan McLennan, DT Chris Mayes, TE Joshua Perkins, DE Brandon Q. Williams, OL Jordan Walsh, FB Adam Cox, OL William McGehee, WR David Richards, CB Trevor X. Williams, WR Daje Johnson, DE Josh Dawson, DL Owen Williams, DB Tarris Batiste and WR J.D. McKissic.Link to story
Falcons | Devin Fuller could return kicks Sun May 1, 11:15 PM
Atlanta Falcons WR Devin Fuller could replace WR Devin Hester (toe) as the team's primary kick returner if Hester is slow to recover from toe surgery.
|Footballguys view: Fuller is a "twitchy" player with the speed to take it the distance. He may not do much as a receiver, but he could be a fine asset as a return man if he makes the final roster.|
Devin Hester player page
Bills | Buffalo adds UDFAs Sun May 1, 10:04 PM
The Buffalo Bills agreed to terms with undrafted free-agents DE Bryson Albright (Miami), WR Davonte Allen (Marshall), WR Gary Chambers (Arizona State), C Robert Kulger (Purdue), OL Jamison Lalk (Iowa State), QB Joe Licata (Buffalo), PK Marshall Morgan (Georgia), LB Eric Striker (Oklahoma), CB Julian Whigham (Syracuse) and DL Justin Zimmer (Ferris State) Sunday, May 1.Link to story
Bears | Matt Slauson released Sun May 1, 09:13 PM
The Chicago Bears released OG Matt Slauson Sunday, May 1.Link to story
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Rams | Tavon Austin may have option picked up Sun May 1, 05:06 PM
Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin is expected to have his fifth-year option exercised, but the team hopes to sign him to a long-term extension.
|Footballguys view: It took some time, but finally the Rams figured out how to use Austin correctly. Last season, Austin had 52 receptions for 473 yards and five TDs--all career highs for the supercharged WR. In standard leagues, he was fantasy football's 21st-ranked wideout and that's about where he should finish once again this year.|
Tavon Austin player page
Redskins | Kendall Fuller should be ready soon Sun May 1, 04:26 PM
Washington Redskins CB Kendall Fuller (knee) should be ready to participate during training camp and could receive clearance at some point during offseason workouts. He is expected to compete with CBs Will Blackmon, Quinton Dunbar and Deshazor Everett for the nickel back job.
|Footballguys view: The rookie third-round pick has great awareness and that helps him overcome a clear lack of speed. He's a confident player who can make plays when he the ball is in front of him. The team should take it easy on the rookie as he deals with this knee.|
William Blackmon player page
Patriots | Seven UDFAs sign with Patriots Sun May 1, 12:36 PM
The New England Patriots have agreed to terms with unrestricted free-agent CB V'Angelo Bentley (Illinois), DT Woodrow Hamilton (Mississippi State), LB CJ Johnson (Mississippi State), CB Jonathan Jones (Auburn), RB Shaquille Powell (Duke), TE Steven Scheu (Vanderbilt) and WR/TE De'Runnya Wilson (Mississippi State) on undisclosed deals.
|Footballguys view: Wilson is a huge receiver with bottom of the barrel movement skills. Maybe the Patriots can make him into a viable receiving tight end.|
Panthers | Six UDFAs agree with Panthers Sun May 1, 12:02 PM
The Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms with undrafted free-agent FB/TE Andrew Bonnet (North Dakota State), S Jeremy Cash (Duke), WR Keyarris Garrett (Tulsa), RB Devon Johnson (Marshall), WR Jenson Stoshak (Florida Atlantic) and TE Jake McGee (Florida) on undisclosed deals.
|Footballguys view: Garrett is a long receiver with deceptive speed and game in the air. It was surprising to see him go undrafted. Johnson is a smashmouth power back who could win a role in a running game that uses multiple backs. McGee and Cash were also among the top UDFAs, carrying draftable grades on most boards. The Panthers had the best UDFA haul of any team.|
Jets | Robby Anderson inks deal with Jets Sun May 1, 09:42 AM
The New York Jets agreed to terms with undrafted free-agent WR Robby Anderson (Temple) on an undisclosed deal Sunday, May 1.
|Footballguys view: Anderson was an interesting player to watch at the East-West Shrine Game earlier this year. He's tall but thin, but Anderson has shown the ability on film to gain separation and make plays at the highest point of the catch. He could stick around on the Jets practice squad if he continues to impress.|
Chargers | Bolts add several UDFAs Sat Apr 30, 11:51 PM
The San Diego Chargers agreed to terms with undrafted free-agents QB Mike Bercovici (Arizona State), RB Kenneth Farrow (Houston), OL Tyler Johnstone (Oregon), WR Jamaal Jones (Montana), WR Dom Williams (Washington) and CB Trevor Williams (Penn State) to undisclosed deals Saturday, April 30.
|Footballguys view: Keep an eye on Bercovici. In super deep dynasty leagues we are very interested in his development. It could be nothing, but he flashed the skill set (arm strength, athleticism, gun-slinger mentality) to perhaps develop into a player we'll be talking about more.|
Raiders | Several UDFAs head to Oakland Sat Apr 30, 11:19 PM
The Oakland Raiders agreed to terms with undrafted free-agents WR K.J. Brent (Wake Forest), DL James Crowser (Southern Utah), LB Perez Ford (Northern Illinois), WR Marvin Hall (Washington), DB Antonio Hamilton (South Carolina State), WR Johnny Holton (Cncinnati), DL Drew Iddings (South Dakota), OL Denver Kirkland (Arkansas), DT Darius Latham (Indiana), WR Max McCaffrey (Duke), OL Oni Omoile (Iowa State), RB Jalen Richard (Southern Mississippi), OL Terran Vaughn (Stephen F. Austin) and LB Kyrie Wilson (Fresno State) on undisclosed deals Saturday, April 30.
|Footballguys view: McCaffrey is the player to watch here. The son of former Denver Broncos WR Ed McCaffrey, Max displayed a ton of speed on film and at Duke's pro day. He was a standout player during the week of practice for the NFLPA game earlier this year, and McCaffrey has no problem regularly taking the top off the defense.|
Texans | More UDFAs for Houston Sat Apr 30, 11:00 PM
The Houston Texans signed undrafted free-agents WR Tevin Jones (Memphis), DE Ufomba Kamalu (Miami-Fla.), LB Shakeel Rashad (North Carolina), OT Arturo Uzdavinis (Tulane), FB Soma Vainuku (Southern California) and CB Cleveland Wallace (San Jose State) to undisclosed deals Saturday, April 30.Link to story
Texans | Wendall Williams signs in Houston Sat Apr 30, 10:27 PM
Undrafted free-agent WR Wendall Williams (Cumberland College) signed an undisclosed deal with the Houston Texans Saturday, April 30.Link to story
Packers | Herb Waters latches on with GB Sat Apr 30, 10:27 PM
Undrafted free-agent WR Herb Waters (Miami-Fla.) signed an undisclosed deal with the Green Bay Packers Saturday, April 30, according to a source.Link to story
Dolphins | Rashawn Scott stays in South Florida Sat Apr 30, 10:26 PM
Undrafted free-agent WR Rashawn Scott (Miami-Fla.) signed an undisclosed deal with the Miami Dolphins Saturday, April 30, according to a source.Link to story
Rams | L.A. adds Colorado WR Nelson Spruce Sat Apr 30, 10:06 PM
Undrafted free-agent WR Nelson Spruce (Colorado) agreed to terms on a deal with the Los Angeles Rams Saturday, April 30.Link to story
Steelers | Several UDFAs headed to Steel City Sat Apr 30, 09:50 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers signed undrafted free-agents DL Johnny Maxey (Mars Hill), LB Tyriq McCord (Miami-Fla.), P Will Monday (Duke), DL Giorgio Newberry (Florida State), RB Christian Powell (Colorado), TE David Reeves (Duke), TE Jay Rome (Georgia), OL Quinton Schooley (North Carolina State), WR Canaan Severin (Virginia) and DL Devaunte Sigler (Jacksonville State) to undisclosed deals Saturday, April 30.Link to story
Saints | Jared Dangerfield goes to NOLA Sat Apr 30, 09:06 PM
The New Orleans Saints signed undrafted free-agent WR Jared Dangerfield (Western Kentucky) to a deal Saturday, April 30. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.Link to story
Texans | Richard Mullaney goes to Houston Sat Apr 30, 09:02 PM
The Houston Texans signed undrafted free-agent WR Richard Mullaney (Alabama) Saturday, April 30. 'I couldn't be happier. I'm so excited about the opportunity,' Mullaney said.Link to story
Bills | Kolby Listenbee had surgery Sat Apr 30, 04:32 PM
Buffalo Bills rookie WR Kolby Listenbee played all of the 2015 season at Texas Christian University with a sports hernia. Listenbee underwent surgery on the hernia following the NFL Combine.
|Footballguys view: Listenbee has height, good hands and solid ball skills as well as the second gear to threaten defenses deep. His frame is too thin, and he's slow in and out of the breaks though, and he was inconsistent on hos deep routes last year.|
Browns | Cleveland takes Rashard Higgins Sat Apr 30, 03:38 PM
Former Colorado State WR Rashard Higgins was selected by the Cleveland Browns with the 172nd pick in the fifth round of the NFL draft Saturday, April 30.
|Footballguys view: Higgins is criminally underrated according to Footballguys' own Cecil Lammey. An incredibly confident receiver whose work in 2014 was ridiculously good and that's what the Browns are hoping for even if his 2015 production took a step back. His speed is average at best, and he needs to improve his route-running, with some issues getting off the press, but he upside is huge.|
Patriots | Malcolm Mitchell fits in New England Sat Apr 30, 01:43 PM
New England Patriots WR Malcolm Mitchell has the short-area burst the team looks for in receivers, and beat writer Mike Reiss believes the addition of Mitchell will give the team flexibility in handling the contract situation of WR Danny Amendola.
|Footballguys view: Amendola has been a mixed bag for New England, so getting someone who could replace him is a good idea anyway, contract notwithstanding. We never know who will step up for the Patriots beyond Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman, so don't sell your house to move up in Dynasty for Mitchell, but keep an eye on him.|
Danny Amendola player page