Fantasy Football News & Views
Cowboys | Deal won't change Dez Bryant Thu Jul 30, 11:46 PM
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant said his new contract won't change the way he approaches the game. 'It's no pressure, man,' Bryant said Thursday, July 30. 'It's no pressure. That deal don't make me. It don't make me. I play this game because I love this game.'Link to story
Dez Bryant player page
Eagles | Sam Bradford moving well Thu Jul 30, 10:44 PM
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford has been working with WR Nelson Agholor, and Agholor said that Bradford has been 'moving great' and 'looking healthy.'Link to story
Sam Bradford player page
Nelson Agholor player page
Dolphins | No timetable for DeVante Parker Thu Jul 30, 09:11 PM
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (foot) has no timetable for his return from the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to head coach Joe Philbin Thursday, July 30.
|Footballguys view: Good. The team doesn't need a timetable on Parker. Let him heal properly, then ease him back into action when he's ready. We like the rookie's upside as a deep threat, and we can't wait until he gets onto the field.|
DeVante Parker player page
Giants | James Jones signing Thu Jul 30, 06:52 PM
Updating a previous report, free-agent WR James Jones (Raiders) is signing a one-year deal with the New York Giants. Financial terms were undisclosed.
|Footballguys view: Jones is going to give the Giants some depth at the wide receiver position. Last year, Jones hauled in 73 catches for 666 yards and six touchdowns for the Raiders. With the Giants, Jones is reunited with OC Ben McAdoo. The two worked together back in Green Bay from 20070-2013.|
James Jones player page
Bengals | Cobi Hamilton waived Thu Jul 30, 06:37 PM
Cincinnati Bengals WR Cobi Hamilton was waived Thursday, July 30.
|Footballguys view: Hamilton made some plays in college at Arkansas, but he's not made an impact with the Bengals. We can't see him sticking on a roster even if some other team picks him up.|
Cobi Hamilton player page
Browns | Two players placed on NFI list Thu Jul 30, 06:25 PM
Cleveland Browns WR Marlon Moore (undisclosed) and RB Glenn Winston (undisclosed) were put on the Non-Football Injury list Thursday, July 30.Marlon Moore player page
Glenn Winston player page
Ravens | Cam Worthy goes to IR Thu Jul 30, 06:15 PM
Free-agent WR Cam Worthy (foot) was placed on Reserve/Injured Thursday, July 30, after being waived/injured Thursday, July 29.
Bengals | Desmond Lawrence signs Thu Jul 30, 06:04 PM
Free-agent WR Desmond Lawrence (Lions) signed with the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday, July 30.
Titans | Justin Hunter will be at practice Friday Thu Jul 30, 05:58 PM
Tennessee Titans WR Justin Hunter will practice Friday, July 31, just days after being released from jail for an assault charge.
|Footballguys view: The league is currently reviewing Hunter's assault case. Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt has expressed support for his wide receiver.|
Justin Hunter player page
Giants | Odell Beckham to be eased in Thu Jul 30, 05:49 PM
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) will be eased into training camp as he continues to nurse a hamstring injury. Beckham recently said the hamstring feels better than it did earlier this offseason.
|Footballguys view: Hamstring problems kept Beckham out of the first four games of his rookie season. He's a superstar who can dominate on the field, so the Giants will take it easy on him as he deals with hamstring problems again this year.|
Odell Beckham Jr player page
Giants | Victor Cruz will be brought along slowly Thu Jul 30, 05:31 PM
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) will be eased into training camp as he keeps recovering from a torn patellar tendon. Teammate CB Prince Amukamara recently said Cruz has looked faster than he was before the injury, however.
|Footballguys view: That's the smart move for the Giants. Getting Cruz back will be huge for the offense as he can take some of the defensive attention away from Odell Beckham Jr.|
Victor Cruz player page
Panthers | Several roster moves made Thu Jul 30, 05:26 PM
Undrafted free-agent WR Avius Capers (Johnson C. Smith University) and free-agent PK Matt Wile (Panthers) were signed Thursday, July 30. Subsequently, Jonathan Martin was placed on the Reserve/Did Not Report list and CB Garry Peters was cut.Link to story
Bengals | Greg Little signs Thu Jul 30, 05:19 PM
Free-agent WR Greg Little (Bengals) signed a one-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday, July 30. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Little comes back to the Bengals to give them wide receiver depth. He's no lock for the final roster.|
Greg Little player page
Broncos | Demaryius Thomas to come back slowly Thu Jul 30, 04:48 PM
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas will be eased back into the offense this offseason because of his late return to the team. The Broncos want to gauge where Thomas is physically before he's cleared for full contact practices.
|Footballguys view: Thomas has missed the entire offseason program as he waited for a new long-term deal from the Broncos. It's the smart move to ease him into action. Thomas should be able to catch 100 passes this year in the Gary Kubiak offense.|
Demaryius Thomas player page
Titans | Dorial Green-Beckham to be limited Thu Jul 30, 03:21 PM
Tennessee Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham (hamstring) likely will be limited during the early part of training camp since he missed offseason workouts because of a hamstring injury.
|Footballguys view: The Titans will take it easy on the talented rookie. Hamstring injuries are known to linger if not treated properly. Green-Beckham is big, fast and physical. We're excited to see what kind of chemistry he can build with fellow rookie Marcus Mariota.|
Dorial Green-Beckham player page
Falcons | Julio Jones working on extension Thu Jul 30, 03:01 PM
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones said his agent has been talking with the Falcons about a contract extension. He said he will participate when practice begins Friday, July 31.
|Footballguys view: The Jones deal could be close. The Falcons and Jones now have a roadmap for a new deal based on the contracts that Demaryius Thomas and Dez Bryant signed earlier this year.|
Julio Jones player page
Bengals | Three WRs worked out Thu Jul 30, 02:02 PM
Free-agent WRs David Nelson (Jets), Greg Little (Bengals) and Santonio Holmes (Bears) worked out for the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday, July 30.Link to story
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David Nelson player page
Greg Little player page
Bears | Kevin White's injury not serious Thu Jul 30, 01:46 PM
Chicago Bears WR Kevin White's (shin) shin injury is not believed to be a long-term issue, according to head coach John Fox.
|Footballguys view: Good news for the rookie here. We're excited to watch White in the preseason, and he's got the upside to eventually be one of the best wide receivers in the game. Fox may not be giddy when it comes to playing rookies, but White is so good he could play a larger role than other rookies have under this regime.|
Kevin White player page
Packers | Jared Abbrederis leaves practice Thu Jul 30, 01:39 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Jared Abbrederis (undisclosed) left practice early Thursday, July 30, because of an undisclosed injury after he fell during a drill.
|Footballguys view: Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he does not believe this injury is related to the knee injury that kept Abbrederis out for the 2014 season.|
Jared Abbrederis player page
Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin healthy Thu Jul 30, 12:52 PM
Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (hamstring) said his hamstrings are fine and that he is 100% healthy entering training camp.
|Footballguys view: Great news for the Panthers here. Benjamin splashed onto the scene as a rookie last year, and he's looking to build off his 2014 production. He's a favorite target of Cam Newton, and Benjamin is a WR2 with upside for fantasy owners.|
Kelvin Benjamin player page
Colts | Owners expects T.Y. Hilton extension Thu Jul 30, 12:09 PM
Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton has a good chance to receive a contract extension before the start of the regular season, according to owner Jim Irsay.
|Footballguys view: The Colts want to get deals with their core players done, and Hilton is certainly a centerpiece of the offense. We could see him sign a deal similar to what both Demaryius Thomas and Dez Bryant received ($14 million annually) earlier this year.|
T.Y. Hilton player page
Ravens | Breshad Perriman suffers minor injury Thu Jul 30, 12:05 PM
Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman (knee) suffered a minor knee injury during practice Thursday, July 30, and could miss a day or two of practice.
|Footballguys view: The rookie is talented, but he's raw and this injury isn't going to help him in the battle for the WR2 spot opposite Steve Smith. At this time, Kamar Aiken or Marlon Brown seemed poised for that role. Perriman is a deep threat, but he needs to get healthy, stay healthy and refine his game before we see a breakout.|
Breshad Perriman player page
Chiefs | Chris Conley day to day Thu Jul 30, 11:40 AM
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs WR Chris Conley (knee) is day to day with a knee strain.
|Footballguys view: There's not much behind Jeremy Maclin in the Kansas City WR corps, but we like Conley's upside. The rookie out of Georgia has good hands and can pull away from defenders after the catch. Keep an eye on him in dynasty leagues.|
Chris Conley player page
Packers | Jordy Nelson practicing Thursday Thu Jul 30, 11:34 AM
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (hip) is practicing Thursday, July 30.
|Footballguys view: Nelson's a stud who fantasy owners can rely on. His numbers may dip slightly after his career year of 2014 (98-1,519-13), but we still see him finishing as a top-10 fantasy wideout.|
Jordy Nelson player page
Vikings | Cordarrelle Patterson works with twos Thu Jul 30, 01:12 AM
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson has worked with the second team through the start of training camp, although head coach Mike Zimmer said Wednesday, July 29, that he has seen some improvement from the wide receiver.
|Footballguys view: More positive reports about Patterson here. We know the guy has natural talent, but Patterson has yet to put everything together and play up to his potential as a pro. He's fourth-string on the depth chart right now, and Patterson has little fantasy value outside of dynasty leagues.|
Cordarrelle Patterson player page
Bengals | James Wright goes to IR Wed Jul 29, 06:37 PM
Free-agent WR James Wright (Bengals) was placed on Reserve/Injured Wednesday, July 29.James Wright player page
Cardinals | Damond Powell placed on IR Wed Jul 29, 06:33 PM
Free-agent WR Damond Powell (Cardinals) was placed on Reserve/Injured Wednesday, July 29.
Dolphins | Kai De La Cruz signs Wed Jul 29, 06:25 PM
Undrafted free-agent WR Kai De La Cruz (Louisville) signed with the Miami Dolphins Wednesday, July 29.
Raiders | Former OAK WRs talk Amari Cooper Wed Jul 29, 05:59 PM
Oakland Raiders rookie WR Amari Cooper was compared to former Oakland WR Tim Brown by former WR Jerry Rice. Rice said the Raiders have their new Tim Brown in Cooper. Brown himself said Cooper is a superb receiver who he thinks will dominate right away.
|Footballguys view: That's incredible praise from the best wide receiver to ever play the game. We love Cooper's natural talent, upside and ability. This season, the Raiders should plan to get the ball to the rookie as much as possible. Cooper is currently going off the board at WR22 (5.01) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
Amari Cooper player page
Falcons | Roddy White had knee drained Wed Jul 29, 03:37 PM
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (knee) had his left knee drained before minicamp, and he could have it drained again before the season ends.
|Footballguys view: White isn't concerned about it--and you shouldn't be either. White commented that he's able to recover quickly from the draining and wouldn't miss a game because of it.|
Roddy White player page
Bears | Kevin White to go on PUP list Wed Jul 29, 03:18 PM
Chicago Bears rookie WR Kevin White (shin) will begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to general manager Ryan Pace.
|Footballguys view: The rookie is set back because of this shin injury...one that made him miss offseason workouts. He should be back soon enough, but White needs to get up to speed in the complex Adam Gase offense. We love his talent and upside, but we're concerned by John Fox and his refusal to play rookies enough. His current ADP of WR36 (8.04) presents a nice balance of upside and risk.|
Kevin White player page
Panthers | Jerricho Cotchery may be on bubble Wed Jul 29, 02:52 PM
Carolina Panthers WR Jerricho Cotchery may have to compete for a roster spot during training camp because of the other players the team has at wide receiver.
|Footballguys view: The Panthers added rookie Devin Funchess in the 2015 NFL draft, and that has pushed Cotchery further down the depth chart. We won't be surprised if the team goes in a different direction and Cotchery is eventually cut.|
Jerricho Cotchery player page
Dolphins | Gerell Robinson placed on NFI list Wed Jul 29, 01:42 PM
Miami Dolphins TE Gerell Robinson (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Wednesday, July 29.Link to story
Gerell Robinson player page
Dolphins | DeVante Parker placed on PUP list Wed Jul 29, 01:37 PM
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (foot) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, July 29.
|Footballguys view: The Dolphins are going to be cautious with Parker as he continues to deal with this injury. When healthy, Parker could play on the outside or in the slot. He's got the speed and ball-tracking ability to threaten a defense deep.|
DeVante Parker player page
Ravens | Tom Nelson signed as WR Wed Jul 29, 12:58 PM
Free-agent FS Tom Nelson (Panthers) signed with the Baltimore Ravens Wednesday, July 29, and will be used as a wide receiver. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Nelson is likely just a camp body, but the former Illinois State free safety can run a 4.3 40-yard dash and could be used as a returner.|
Ravens | Cam Worthy waived/injured Wed Jul 29, 12:50 PM
Baltimore Ravens WR Cam Worthy (foot) was waived/injured Wednesday, July 29. Worthy recently met with Dr. James Andrews and may need foot surgery since has had stress fractures in his foot.Link to story
Chiefs | Chris Conley leaves practice Wed Jul 29, 12:39 PM
Kansas City Chiefs WR Chris Conley (knee) left practice early Wednesday, July 29, because of a knee strain.
|Footballguys view: We like Conley's upside and potential as a pro. The rookie from Georgia has good hands and concentration. We'll learn more about this injury in the near future. If healthy, Conley will compete for the WR2 job in Kansas City opposite Jeremy Maclin.|
Chris Conley player page
Dolphins | DeVante Parker likely for PUP Wed Jul 29, 11:19 AM
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (foot) is likely to begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
|Footballguys view: This is the best move for the Dolphins. Parker is a talented rookie with the upside to be an impact player at the pro level. We love his ball-tracking ability and speed to get on top of the defense. When healthy, Parker could be everything that Mike Wallace wasn't for this team.|
DeVante Parker player page
Ravens | Michael Campanaro is a full go Wed Jul 29, 01:46 AM
Baltimore Ravens WR Michael Campanaro (quadriceps) said Tuesday, July 28, that he is a full go for training camp after partially tearing his quadriceps during the spring.
|Footballguys view: The team will monitor the young wideout closely as he comes back from this injury. Campanaro is kind of the forgotten man in the wide receiver corps. We'll see if he can impress more than guys like Kamar Aiken, Marlon Brown and rookie Breshad Perriman.|
Mike Campanaro player page
Ravens | Kamar Aiken ahead for now Wed Jul 29, 01:46 AM
Baltimore Ravens WR Kamar Aiken worked consistently with the first-team offense throughout minicamps and organized team activities (OTAs). He is trying to hold off WRs Marlon Brown and Breshad Perriman for the starting job opposite WR Steve Smith Sr.
|Footballguys view: Marc Trestman's offense is going to be pass-happy compared to what we saw with Gary Kubiak last year. Aiken could have a bit more fantasy punch than some think. Keep him on your waiver-wire speed dial for now, and continue to watch this WR2 battle for the Ravens unfold in the preseason.|
Kamar Aiken player page
Ravens | Breshad Perriman still adjusting Wed Jul 29, 01:45 AM
Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman struggled with dropping routine passes in offseason workouts while making difficult grabs. He needs to become more consistent if he is to edge out WRs Kamar Aiken and Marlon Brown for a starting job.
|Footballguys view: That sounds about right. Perriman has talent, but right now he's nothing more than a deep threat. He's got the speed to get on top of the defense in a hurry, but he needs to refine his game. We love Perriman's upside, but fantasy owners will likely have to wait for a breakout from the rookie.|
Breshad Perriman player page
Vikings | Stefon Diggs impressing early Tue Jul 28, 07:44 PM
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs drew some strong praise from head coach Mike Zimmer following Day 1 of training camp Tuesday, July 28. 'This guy's got a chance to be really good,' Zimmer said. 'He runs great routes, he's got excellent speed. He catches the ball as well as anybody I've seen, very, very easily and he's been a model citizen, so that's important. Pretty special for a young guy,' said Zimmer.
|Footballguys view: Diggs, the rookie fifth-round pick out of Maryland, is currently fifth on the depth chart. He should be able to make the final roster, and the Vikings might want to use him as a return man because he's dangerous in space.|
Stefon Diggs player page
Vikings | Mike Wallace wants to prove himself again Tue Jul 28, 07:12 PM
Minnesota Vikings WR Mike Wallace said he definitely has something to prove this year on his new team. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner said the only thing that matters for Wallace is how he performs when he's on the field, not what he says off it. 'If he makes plays, [if] he does the things we want him to do, [if] he works hard in practice, [if] he sets an example in his actions in terms of the way he approaches preparation, then that's leadership,' Turner said. 'What guys say is very meaningless to me. It's obviously what they do.'
|Footballguys view: Another day, and another positive report about Mike Wallace coming out of Minnesota. Wallace just didn't mesh with Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill, but it seems like he and Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater are getting along famously. We'll see if that chemistry translates into on-field production.|
Mike Wallace player page
49ers | More players added to NFI list Tue Jul 28, 05:51 PM
San Francisco 49ers OG Trenton Brown (undisclosed), LB Aaron Lynch (undisclosed) and WR DeAndre Smelter (knee) were placed on the Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, July 28.Aaron Lynch player page
DeAndre Smelter player page
Bengals | James Wright waived Tue Jul 28, 05:32 PM
Cincinnati Bengals WR James Wright (knee) was waived with an injured designation Tuesday, July 28.
|Footballguys view: Reports indicate that Wright is facing season-ending knee surgery. He tore his PCL late last year, but the injury went undisclosed.|
Cardinals | Damond Powell waived Tue Jul 28, 05:29 PM
Arizona Cardinals WR Damond Powell (face) was waived from the Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, July 28.
|Footballguys view: Undrafted out of the University of Iowa earlier this year, Powell was shot in the face last week sitting in a car. The injuries he sustained are not life-threatening|
Saints | Marques Colston placed on PUP list Tue Jul 28, 05:19 PM
New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (undisclosed) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, July 28.
|Footballguys view: The Saints are just wisely being cautious with their veteran wide receiver. Many expected his training camp reps to be limited and monitored closely as there's no need to overwork such a seasoned player in camp.|
Marques Colston player page
Vikings | Jarius Wright ready for new role Tue Jul 28, 04:19 PM
Minnesota Vikings WR Jarius Wright said he's prepared to see more time in the slot this year. 'I've been outside a lot with the Vikings,' Wright said, 'but I can definitely transfer over and play the slot.' Head coach Mike Zimmer said Wright has already shown he can succeed there. 'The best things that Jarius did were when he was in the slot,' Zimmer said. 'We keep working him outside but we know he has big value for us in the slot, as well.'
|Footballguys view: Wright is an explosive player who is fearless when running routes over the middle. He does a good job of creating separation in routes, and Wright has the speed to eat up chunks of yardage quickly. Wright had three games in 2014 where he had over 49 receiving yards (132,123,60), so predicting any sort of a big game out of him is extremely difficult.|
Jarius Wright player page
Giants | Has Victor Cruz increased his speed? Tue Jul 28, 02:17 PM
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) is supposedly faster now than he was before he tore his patellar tendon last season, according to teammate CB Prince Amukamara. Amukamara said Cruz looked fabulous when they trained together for a day earlier this offseason. Cruz is still recovering from the injury, but he is expected to be ready by training camp.
|Footballguys view: A faster Cruz would be nothing but a good thing for the Giants...and for fantasy owners. Cruz is coming back from a serious knee injury, and the team wants him to be ready by the start of the regular season. Fantasy owners should consider Cruz a low-end WR4 with upside. As he gets healthier, his ADP should rise--even if his snaps are extremely limited in the preseason.|
Victor Cruz player page
Jets | Brandon Marshall fears second-hand smoke Tue Jul 28, 08:49 AM
New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall tweeted that he was in Jamaica for his sister's wedding, and he was worried the second-hand marijuana smoke could force him to fail a drug test. It's unclear how serious he was, but he can't be suspended for his first positive marijuana test under the league's substances of abuse policy.
|Footballguys view: Unless someone was blowing smoke from a fattie-bo-battie blunt right into his nostrils, we can't imagine second-hand smoke showing up in a drug test. It's unusual that he would reveal something like that on social networking, but Marshall has always been a player that marches to the beat of his own steel drum.|
Brandon Marshall player page