Fantasy Football News & Views
NFL | Marcus Mariota may not throw at Combine Sun Jan 25, 08:05 AM
University of Oregon QB Marcus Mariota (shoulder) may opt out of throwing at the NFL Combine after spraining the acromioclavicular joint in his right shoulder during the National Championship Game.
|Footballguys view: Not throwing at the Combine--and not showing up to the Senior Bowl (he was eligible to play)--could hurt Mariota's draft stock a bit. That being said, it's not going to crush his value completely. We believe Mariota will still be an option for the first overall pick, and he may not fall farther than sixth (New York Jets).|
NFL | Marcus Mariota to turn pro Wed Jan 14, 02:39 PM
University of Oregon QB Marcus Mariota will announce he will enter the 2015 NFL Draft Wednesday, Jan. 14.
|Footballguys view: The evolution of the QB position in the NFL has made Mariota's success in Chip Kelly's system much more of a positive than a negative. He's likely to be a top six pick unless some potentially fatal flaw is uncovered in the pre-draft process, and #1 overall is not out of the question. Some have speculated on the Eagles moving up to get him, but that seems like a remote possibility right now.|
NFL | Greg Jones to retire Wed Jan 14, 02:10 PM
Free-agent FB Greg Jones is announcing his retirement Thursday, Jan. 14.Link to story
Greg Jones player page
NFL | Brett Hundley entering draft Wed Jan 14, 12:50 PM
UCLA QB Brett Hundley has hired an agent and will enter the 2015 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Hundley has some intriguing traits, but he hasn't quite put it all together. He'll be in consideration outside of the top 5 or 10, but is no lock to be a first-round pick either and could be a polarizing prospect. His skill set is reminiscent of a young Randall Cunningham. The Eagles could certainly have interest in Hundley as he would be a perfect fit in the Chip Kelly system.|
NFL | Amari Cooper to enter draft Thu Jan 8, 02:09 PM
University of Alabama WR Amari Cooper will apply for early entry into the 2015 NFL draft.
|Footballguys view: This is no shock, as Cooper is easily the best wide receiver in the draft. He'll not only go high, but top ten based on how things sit today. Productive, dynamic and dangerous all over the field, in the right offense he might have solid year one fantasy production. He can accelerate in a flash, and Cooper has the ability to take the top off the defense. Cooper will need to clean up his route running and develop better concentration if he wants to play up to his enormous potential as a pro.|
NFL | T.J. Yeldon to enter draft Thu Jan 8, 02:06 PM
University of Alabama RB T.J. Yeldon will apply for early entry into the 2015 NFL draft.
|Footballguys view: T.J. Yeldon is an interesting running back and should go early on in the draft's running back class; perhaps as a second- or third-round pick. In 2014, he came pretty close to having a third straight 1,000 yard season for Alabama. He has great vision, can move well laterally and does a good job of keeping his feet moving, though he isn't an incredibly powerful runner because he runs too high. Alabama backs in recent years (Mark Ingram, Trent Richardson) have been disappointing to start their careers, but Yeldon could turn out more like Eddie Lacy if he develops better decisiveness.|
NFL | Landon Collins declares for draft Thu Jan 8, 11:28 AM
University of Alabama S Landon Collins will enter the 2015 NFL Draft, according to league sources.
|Footballguys view: Collins was a first-team All-SEC choice and lead Alabama in tackles with 103. Scouts Inc. at ESPN has Collins listed as their No. 10 prospect overall and their top safety in the 2015 draft class.|
NFL | Rex Ryan meeting with CBS Wed Jan 7, 11:17 AM
Free-agent head coach Rex Ryan (Jets) is meeting with CBS executives Wednesday, Jan. 7, to discuss a possible TV role if he does not land a head coaching position.
|Footballguys view: Ryan may not get into TV just yet....but we can't wait until he does. He's going to be fantastic on TV as an analyst.|
NFL | Dorial Green-Beckham to go pro Tue Jan 6, 12:56 PM
Former Missouri WR Dorial Green-Beckham will enter the 2015 NFL Draft after spending just over a semester with Oklahoma, according to Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops. Green-Beckham should be one of the faster players in the 2015 draft class.
|Footballguys view: One of the most controversial players in this year's class, Green-Beckham has amazing natural talent. At 6'5" 225 pounds, Green-Beckham can fly down the field, track passes over his shoulder and take the top off the defense. There are flashes of A.J. Green in his game, but Green-Beckham has a lot of work to do. Plus, he comes with plenty of off-field baggage after multiple marijuana-related offenses that got him kicked off Missouri's football team. Green-Beckham is likely a late first- or early second-round pick.|
NFL | Rex Ryan meets with ESPN Wed Dec 31, 06:56 AM
Free-agent coach Rex Ryan (Jets) met with executives from ESPN Tuesday, Dec. 30, about possible roles with the network if a head coaching job falls through. Ryan is also meeting with the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers, per a previous report.
|Footballguys view: He may not be done coaching yet, but we can't wait for Rex Ryan on TV.|
NFL | Tevin Coleman to enter draft Mon Dec 29, 12:59 PM
Indiana RB Tevin Coleman has announced that he will enter the 2015 NFL Draft. Coleman is rated as the No. 3 running back by ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr.
|Footballguys view: Coleman has the makings of a starter in the NFL. He is a one-cut runner with an aggressive style, plus he can create his own space in the open field. Coleman is a three-down back who doesn't need to come off the field on passing downs. He runs a bit upright at times, and Coleman does not have elite speed. Expect him to be a late first- or early second-round pick in the 2015 NFL draft.|
NFL | Todd Gurley entering draft Fri Dec 26, 05:17 PM
Georgia RB Todd Gurley will enter the 2015 NFL Draft, according to Georgia head coach Mark Richt.
|Footballguys view: Despite a recent ACL tear, Gurley should be a first-round draft pick highly coveted fantasy player, depending on where he lands.|
NFL | Two players clear waivers Mon Dec 22, 06:00 PM
Miami Dolphins LB Jake Knott and Seattle Seahawks TE Rashaun Allen cleared waivers Monday, Dec. 22, and are free to sign with any team.Jake Knott player page
NFL | Jaelen Strong entering draft Mon Dec 22, 05:47 PM
Arizona State junior WR Jaelen Strong will enter the 2015 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Strong has the ability to make difficult catches seem routine. At 6'3" he make for a great target in the red zone and on downfield routes. Strong could be a top-20 selection and a first-round pick in the 2015 NFL draft.|
NFL | Jeff Tedford headed to CFL Fri Dec 19, 07:05 AM
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford is headed to the Canadian Football League as head coach of the British Columbia Lions. Tedford, who missed the season due to health issues, has agreed in principle to a deal.Link to story
NFL | Several have contracts terminated Wed Dec 17, 12:06 AM
Carolina Panthers RB Tauren Poole, Kansas City Chiefs TE Adam Schiltz, Minnesota Vikings QB Chandler Harnish, New Orleans OT DeMarcus Love and DT Garrison Smith had their contracts terminated Tuesday, Dec. 16.Tauren Poole player page
NFL | Three players clear waivers Tue Dec 16, 11:01 PM
Carolina Panthers DT Micanor Regis, Miami Dolphins TE Gator Hoskins and CB Chase Minnifield each cleared waivers Tuesday, Dec. 16, and are now restricted free agents.
NFL | Jon Gruden to stay at ESPN Tue Dec 16, 05:35 AM
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden has signed a new contract with ESPN that will keep him in the broadcast booth through 2021. It will not prevent him from seeking coaching jobs in future seasons, but the deal effectively takes him off the table for this season's vacancies.
|Footballguys view: Teams wanting to lure Gruden away so he could be their head coach are now disappointed. We're excited to get to see Gruden talk and scowl on Monday Night Football.|
NFL | Horace Miller, Billy Cundiff become free agents Mon Dec 15, 07:36 PM
Carolina Panthers LB Horace Miller and Cleveland Browns PK Billy Cundiff cleared waivers and became free agents Monday, Dec. 15.Billy Cundiff player page
NFL | Eight players become free agents Wed Dec 10, 06:43 PM
Carolina Panthers QB Matt Blanchard, Detroit Lions RB Montell Owens, New Orleans Saints WR Joe Morgan, Oakland Raiders LB Jamar Chaney, Philadelphia Eagles DB Rashad Carmichael and Washington Redskins LB Steve Beauharnais, LB Everette Brown and DB Greg Ducre cleared waivers and became free agents Wednesday, Dec. 10.Montell Owens player page
Everette Brown player page
Jamar Chaney player page
Rashad Carmichael player page
Joe Morgan player page
Steve Beauharnais player page
NFL | Four become free agents Tue Dec 9, 06:42 PM
Dallas Cowboys DB Micah Pellerin, San Diego Chargers OG Jeff Baca and OT Ryan Miller and San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore cleared waivers and became free agents Tuesday, Dec. 9.Marcus Lattimore player page
NFL | Six players clear waivers Mon Dec 8, 06:42 PM
Arizona Cardinals RB Michael Bush and TE Matthew Mulligan, Chicago Bears WR Chris X. Williams, Denver Broncos WR Isaiah Burse, New York Giants DT Dominique Hamilton and WR Aldrick Robinson cleared waivers Monday, Dec. 8, and have become free agents.Michael Bush player page
Matthew Mulligan player page
Aldrick Robinson player page
NFL | Duron Carter to hold workout Mon Dec 8, 06:36 AM
Montreal Alouettes WR Duron Carter will hold a 'Pro Day' sometime in January for interested teams to watch him work out. Carter then plans to visit with various squads.
|Footballguys view: Dynasty owners need to keep Carter on your watch list--or pick him up if the rules allow it. Carter is the son of Hall of Fame WR Cris Carter, and he's been a fantastic player for the Alouettes in the CFL. Carter is big, fast and physical at the point of attack. He could step in and contribute after acclimating to the NFL. We've seen CFL players (Cameron Wake, etc) turn into NFL stars before, and Carter could be the next one.|
NFL | Jordan Najvar, Brandon Ghee become free agents Thu Dec 4, 07:10 PM
Dallas Cowboys TE Jordan Najvar and Tennessee Titans DB Brandon Ghee cleared waivers and became free agents Thursday, Dec. 4.Brandon Ghee player page
NFL | Seven become free agents Wed Dec 3, 07:07 PM
Carolina Panthers CB Antoine Cason and LB Jason Williams, Cincinnati Bengals OT Jamon Meredith and LB J.K. Schaffer, Indianapolis Colts TE Weslye Saunders, San Diego Chargers DT Kwame Geathers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE DJ Williams cleared waivers and became free agents Wednesday, Dec. 3.Antoine Cason player page
Jason Williams player page
D.J. Williams player page
Weslye Saunders player page
Kwame Geathers player page
NFL | Seven become free agents Mon Dec 1, 07:25 PM
Atlanta Falcons OT Cameron Bradfield, Carolina Panthers RB Chris Ogbonnaya, Jacksonville Jaguars WR Mike Brown, Miami Dolphins DB Lowell Rose, St. Louis Rams LB Marshall McFadden, San Diego Chargers DB Adrian Phillips and Tampa Bay Buccaneers DB C.J. Wilson cleared waivers and became free agents Monday, Dec. 1.Ike Brown player page
Chris Ogbonnaya player page
C.J. Wilson player page
Marshall McFadden player page
Mike Brown player page
NFL | Ray Rice looking for right situation Sun Nov 30, 12:37 PM
Free-agent RB Ray Rice (Ravens) is believed to be in great shape and could sign with a team this season if it is the right situation for him, according to sources. Rice believes he can help a team right now but is willing to wait until the offseason for a better situation. Rice has received interest from four teams.Link to story
Ray Rice player page
NFL | Ray Rice wins appeal Fri Nov 28, 02:49 PM
Free-agent RB Ray Rice (Ravens) has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension and is eligible to play immediately, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Rice is now eligible to sign with another team. Once signed, Rice can be back in uniform and playing on the field immediately.|
Ray Rice player page
NFL | Three players clear waivers Thu Nov 27, 05:25 PM
Buffalo Bills DE Bryan Johnson, Indianapolis Colts LB Victor Butler and Tennessee Titans TE Richard Gordon cleared waivers Thursday, Nov. 27, and have become free agents.Victor Butler player page
Richard Gordon player page
NFL | Five clear waivers Wed Nov 26, 09:42 PM
Denver Broncos PK Brandon McManus, Detroit Lions TE Kellen Davis, Miami Dolphins CB Jalil Brown, New York Giants LB Justin Anderson and St. Louis Rams WR Damian Williams cleared waivers Wednesday, Nov. 26, and have become free agents.Kellen Davis player page
Damian Williams player page
Jalil Brown player page
NFL | Seven players clear waivers Mon Nov 24, 06:26 PM
Atlanta Falcons WR Freddie Martino, Cleveland Browns LB Keith Pough, Denver Broncos RB Kapri Bibbs, Indianapolis Colts WR Griff Whalen, New York Giants OT Charles Brown, San Diego Chargers CB Richard Crawford and Washington Redskins LB Akeem Jordan cleared waivers Monday, Nov. 24, and have become free agents.Akeem Jordan player page
Griff Whalen player page
NFL | Two players clear waivers Fri Nov 21, 06:21 PM
Buffalo Bills RB Phillip Tanner and New England Patriots DT Casey Walker cleared waivers Friday, Nov. 21, and have become free agents.Phillip Tanner player page
NFL | LeGarrette Blount clears waivers Wed Nov 19, 09:22 PM
Free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Steelers) went unclaimed on waivers Wednesday, Nov. 19, and is now an unrestricted free agent available to sign with any club.
|Footballguys view: We're not surprised by this. Blount is a bit of a malcontent who had soured relationships with his teammates in Pittsburgh. We can see someone adding him before the end of the season, but nobody was hot and heavy to pick him up via waivers.|
LeGarrette Blount player page
NFL | Four become free agents Mon Nov 17, 05:41 PM
Arizona Cardinals LB Thomas Keiser, Dallas Cowboys LB Keith Smith, Green Bay Packers OT Jamon Meredith and San Diego Chargers LB Cordarro Law cleared waivers and became free agents Monday, Nov. 17.Thomas Keiser player page
NFL | Eight players clear waivers Wed Nov 12, 08:31 PM
Buffalo Bills DB Jerome Couplin III, Cleveland Browns RB Kiero Small, Dallas Cowboys LB Tim Dobbins, Houston Texans LB Zac Diles, Jacksonville Jaguars DB Peyton Thompson, Jacksonville Jaguars LB Dekoda Watson, New Orleans Saints OG Eric Olsen and Washington Redskins LB Jackson Jeffcoat each cleared waivers Nov. 12, and are now unrestricted free agents.Tim Dobbins player page
Zac Diles player page
Dekoda Watson player page
NFL | Santonio Holmes clears waivers Wed Nov 12, 08:31 PM
Chicago Bears WR Santonio Holmes cleared waivers Wednesday, Nov. 12, and is now an unrestricted free agent.
|Footballguys view: His playing career may be done. We can't imagine teams being hot and heavy to sign the veteran wideout.|
NFL | Jerry Franklin clears waivers Mon Nov 10, 06:07 PM
Free-agent LB Jerry Franklin (Chiefs) cleared waivers Monday, Nov. 10, and is allowed to sign with any team.Jerry Franklin player page
NFL | Grievance filed for Adrian Peterson Mon Nov 10, 05:59 PM
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson had a grievance filed on his behalf against the NFL by the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) Monday, Nov. 10.
|Footballguys view: We'll see more activity in this Peterson situation this week. The NFLPA asks that Peterson be removed from the Commissioner's Exempt list 'based on explicit language in a signed agreement...'|
Adrian Peterson player page
NFL | Nine become free agents Wed Nov 5, 06:30 PM
Baltimore Ravens CB Dominique Franks and TE Phillip Supernaw, Carolina Panthers DB De'Andre Presley, Indianapolis Colts CB Jalil Brown, RB Stanley Havili and OT Jamon Meredith, Seattle Seahawks LB L.J. Fort and DB Terrance Parks and Washington Redskins DB Chase Minnifield cleared waivers and became free agents Wednesday, Nov. 5.Dominique Franks player page
Jalil Brown player page
Stanley Havili player page
L.J. Fort player page
NFL | Ray Rice's appeal hearing starts Wed Nov 5, 01:31 PM
Free-agent RB Ray Rice's (Ravens) appeal hearing started in New York Wednesday, Nov. 5, and is expected to end Thursday, Nov. 6. Rice, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, NFL security chief Jeffrey Miller and Baltimore Ravens president Dick Cass are expected to testify during the hearing.
|Footballguys view: Rice has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL for his domestic violence incident.|
Ray Rice player page
NFL | Four become free agents Tue Nov 4, 06:06 PM
Carolina Panthers RB Chris Ogbonnaya, Green Bay Packers OT Derek Sherrod, San Diego Chargers LB Adrian Phillips and Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Matthew Masifilo cleared waivers and became free agents Tuesday, Nov. 4.Chris Ogbonnaya player page
NFL | Seven become free agents Mon Nov 3, 07:35 PM
Arizona Cardinals DT Bruce Gaston, Dallas Cowboys DE Lavar Edwards, Detroit Lions TE Jordan Thompson, New York Jets WR Chris Owusu, San Diego Chargers RB Shaun Draughn, Seattle Seahawks WR Bryan Walters and Washington Redskins DE Clifton Geathers cleared waivers and became free agents Monday, Nov. 3.Clifton Geathers player page
Bryan Walters player page
Shaun Draughn player page
Chris Owusu player page
Lavar Edwards player page
NFL | Several become free agents Wed Oct 29, 08:15 PM
Atlanta Falcons FS Sean Baker, Carolina Panthers RB Darrin Reaves, Denver Broncos DE Greg Latta, New England Patriots OG Chris Barker, New York Jets LB A.J. Edds, Oakland Raiders LB Bojay Filimoeatu and Seattle Seahawks WR Phil Bates and TE Brett Brackett each cleared waivers and are not unrestricted free agents.A.J. Edds player page
Brett Brackett player page
NFL | Champ Bailey retiring Tue Oct 28, 01:50 PM
Free-agent CB Champ Bailey (Saints) has announced he is retiring, according to his agent.
|Footballguys view: Countdown about five years and we'll see Bailey in the Hall of Fame. Is he the best corner to ever play the game? He could be. Bailey had elite speed and could shut down the best receivers, but (unlike Deion Sanders) he also liked to tackle.|
Champ Bailey player page
NFL | Two players clear waivers Mon Oct 27, 05:43 PM
Free-agent TE Gerell Robinson (Browns) and WR Tavarres King (Jaguars) cleared waivers Monday, Oct. 27, and are allowed to sign with other teams.Gerell Robinson player page
Tavarres King player page
NFL | Four become free agents Wed Oct 22, 05:39 PM
Cleveland Browns WR Jonathan Krause, Seattle Seahawks TE Rashaun Allen and Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Solomon Patton and DE Scott Solomon cleared waivers and became free agents Wednesday, Oct. 22.
NFL | Six become free agents Tue Oct 21, 06:00 PM
Cleveland Browns RB Ray Agnew III and DT Jacobbi McDaniel, Denver Broncos LB Shaquil Barrett, Detroit Lions DB Jerome Couplin III, New Orleans Saints LB Todd Davis and St. Louis Rams WR Austin Pettis cleared waivers and became free agents Tuesday, Oct. 21.Austin Pettis player page
NFL | Ray Rice's appeal to be heard soon Tue Oct 21, 01:26 PM
Free-agent RB Ray Rice (Ravens) will have the appeal of his indefinite suspension from the NFL heard Nov. 5-6, according to media reports. A decision on whether commissioner Roger Goodell will testify at the hearing is expected to come this week.
|Footballguys view: If Rice's suspension is overturned and he is signed by a team, he could return this season.|
Ray Rice player page
NFL | Five become free agents Mon Oct 20, 05:49 PM
Carolina Panthers DB Robert Lester, Cleveland Browns TE Gerell Robinson, Dallas Cowboys DT Ken Bishop and LB Korey Toomer and Miami Dolphins DT Deandre Coleman cleared waivers and became free agents Monday, Oct. 20.Gerell Robinson player page
NFL | Jameis Winston likely to declare for draft Sun Oct 19, 11:23 AM
Florida State QB Jameis Winston is a virtual lock to declare for the 2015 NFL Draft.Link to story