Fantasy Football News & Views
NFL | Jalen Guyton turning pro Fri Jan 18, 09:58 PM
North Texas WR Jalen Guyton has entered the 2019 NFL Draft.Link to story
NFL | Jazz Ferguson going pro Fri Jan 18, 09:49 PM
Northwestern State WR Jazz Ferguson has entered the 2019 NFL Draft.Link to story
NFL | Jovon Durante headed to NFL Fri Jan 18, 09:40 PM
Florida Atlantic WR Jovon Durante has entered the 2019 NFL Draft.Link to story
NFL | LJ Scott out of Senior Bowl Thu Jan 17, 09:53 PM
Michigan State RB LJ Scott (ankles) pulled out of the Senior Bowl because of injuries to both ankles.
|Footballguys view: Scott could have used the Senior Bowl to elevate his draft stock. Measuring in at 6'1" 225 pounds, Scott saw his YPC numbers fall from a respectable 5.4 in 2016 to just 3.3 in 2018. Injuries plagued him during his final year with the Spartans and he only appeared in five games. We'll see if Scott can get healthy and put together a good performance at the Scouting Combine in early March.|
NFL | Mike Smith retires Tue Jan 15, 09:06 AM
Former Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said on Sirius XM Tuesday, Jan. 15, that he has no desire to coach again.Link to story
NFL | Kyler Murray declares for draft Mon Jan 14, 03:32 PM
Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray announced Monday, Jan. 14, that he will forego his senior season to enter the 2019 NFL Draft. The decision is not set in stone, however, as Murray can still choose to pursue professional baseball.
|Footballguys view: This is the way he has been leaning for quite some time. Murray, the 2018 Heisman Trophy winner, is electric with the ball in his hands and can make crazy off-platform passes seem like good ideas. He's small, measuring in at 5'10" 195 pounds but he can run and throw on the run with accuracy. Murray is likely to be a first-round pick in the 2019 NFL draft.|
NFL | TJ Hockenson bolting for NFL Mon Jan 14, 01:07 PM
University of Iowa TE TJ Hockenson announced his intention to declare for the 2019 NFL Draft on Monday, Jan. 14.
|Footballguys view: This means two Iowa tight ends will be available in the 2019 NFL draft because Noah Fant also declared. While Fant is seen as a first-round pick, Hockenson might be a mid-round pick. He caught 49 passes for a team-best 760 yards and six touchdowns as a redshirt sophomore.|
NFL | Amani Hooker going pro Mon Jan 14, 01:01 PM
University of Iowa S Amani Hooker announced his intention to declare for the 2019 NFL Draft on Monday, Jan. 14.Link to story
NFL | Mack Wilson turning pro Sun Jan 13, 09:51 PM
Alabama LB Mack Wilson announced Sunday, Jan. 13, that he will forgo his senior season and enter the 2019 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Wilson now makes seven Alabama players who are entering early to the NFL. He's considered one of the top inside linebackers in this class. Wilson finished the 2018 season with 71 tackles, two interceptions and seven quarterback hurries.|
NFL | Clelin Ferrell declares for draft Sat Jan 12, 10:51 PM
Clemson DE Clelin X. Ferrell announced that he will enter the 2019 NFL Draft.Link to story
NFL | Saivion Smith declares for draft Sat Jan 12, 06:06 PM
Alabama CB Saivion Smith announced Saturday, Jan 12, that he will forego his senior season to enter the 2019 NFL Draft.Link to story
NFL | Bryce Love rehabbing torn ACL Fri Jan 11, 12:50 PM
Stanford RB Bryce Love (knee) tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee against California on Dec. 1 but is currently in rehab and on the 'path to recovery for the 2019 NFL Draft after undergoing surgery on Dec. 18 with Dr. James Andrews.
|Footballguys view: He chose to come back to Stanford for the 2018 season but ended up injured. Love is expected to make a full recovery but will not participate in the NFL Combine in late February. Love battled injuries for most of 2018 and it hurt his draft stock.|
NFL | Irvin Smith Jr. coming out Fri Jan 11, 11:18 AM
Alabama TE Irvin Smith Jr. declared for the 2019 NFL draft Friday, Jan. 11.
|Footballguys view: We'll see Smith near the top of his class at the position in the 2019 NFL draft. Smith broke the Alabama single-season records for tight ends with 710 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. He's seen as a move tight end with the upside to be a second-round pick.|
NFL | Kyler Murray to play football? Wed Jan 9, 10:27 PM
Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray was drafted by the Oakland Athletics last year to play baseball, but the Athletics expect Murray to declare for the 2019 NFL Draft this weekend, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: Murray is an exciting player with the ball in his hands. The 2018 Heisman Trophy Winner took college football by storm with his rushing ability and ability to zip passes into all windows from multiple arm angles. There has been buzz about the Raiders loving his skill set and Murray could certainly be selected much earlier than some think in the 2019 NFL draft.|
NFL | Bobby Evans declares for draft Wed Jan 9, 05:32 PM
Oklahoma OT Bobby Evans Jr. announced Wednesday, Jan. 9, that he will skip his final season and enter the 2019 NFL Draft.Link to story
NFL | Lil'Jordan Humphrey declares for draft Tue Jan 8, 03:23 PM
Texas WR Lil'Jordan Humphrey announced Tuesday, Jan. 8, that he will enter the 2019 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Humphrey was the Longhorns leading receiver in 2018, finishing the year with 1,176 receiving yards. Measuring in at 6'4" 225 pounds, Humphrey has an imposing presence on the field. The NFL Draft Advisory Committee gave him a "return to school" grade (third-to-sixth round) but he's deciding to go pro. Testing well at the Combine would greatly help the young wideouts draft stock.|
NFL | Damarea Crockett declares for NFL Draft Tue Jan 8, 01:34 AM
Missouri RB Damarea Crockett announced Monday, Jan. 7, that he is foregoing his senior season to enter the NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Crockett finished his time at Mizzou with 2,252 rushing yards and 19 rushing touchdowns. He's 5'10" 225 pounds but not a banger between the tackles. Instead, Crockett is an elusive runner who can jump cut his way to open field. He's unproven as a receiver so might be looking at a two-down role in the NFL. Injury history (he never played a full season in college) will have to be examined closely at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine.|
NFL | Anthony Nelson headed to the NFL Tue Jan 8, 12:42 AM
Iowa DE Anthony Nelson announced his intention to declare for the 2019 NFL Draft on Monday, Jan. 7.Link to story
NFL | Dwayne Haskins declares for the draft Mon Jan 7, 02:40 PM
Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins announced his intention to declare for the 2019 NFL Draft on Monday, Jan. 7.
|Footballguys view: Zero surprise here. Haskins could be the first QB taken off the board in the 2019 NFL draft, and there's a chance he could be selected in the top 10. He was a 70 percent passer for the Buckeyes in 2018 and threw 50 touchdowns with only 8 interceptions. Haskins thrives with shorter passing concepts and is still raw at the position with only one year experience as a starter in college.|
NFL | Byron Murphy to go pro Mon Jan 7, 12:57 PM
University of Washington CB Byron Murphy announced his intention to declare for the 2019 NFL Draft on Monday, Jan. 7.Link to story
NFL | David Montgomery coming out Mon Jan 7, 11:36 AM
Iowa State junior RB David Montgomery declared for the NFL Draft Monday, Jan. 7.
|Footballguys view: Montgomery had 1,216 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns for the Cyclones this season, earning all-conference honors in the process. His game is all about breaking tackles. PFF records that Montgomery has led the FBS in broken tackles each of the last two seasons. Measuring in at 5'11" 215 pounds, Montgomery should get quite a bit of attention in the pre-draft process. He's an all-purpose back who ranked 10th in the FBS with 40 carries of 10 yards or more in 2018.|
NFL | David Long to enter draft Sun Jan 6, 09:21 PM
Michigan CB David Long announced that he will forgo his senior season and enter the 2019 NFL Draft.Link to story
NFL | Alize Mack will turn pro Sun Jan 6, 09:17 PM
Notre Dame TE Alize Mack announced he will enter the 2019 NFL Draft and skip his senior season.
|Footballguys view: Mack is a fine tight end when healthy. Measuring in at 6'4" 247 pounds, Mack fought injuries through most of his college career. He's accepted an invitation to the 2019 Reese's Senior Bowl and could go as soon as the second round in the 2019 NFL draft.|
NFL | Julian Love to enter draft Sun Jan 6, 09:15 PM
Notre Dame CB Julian Love announced that he will skip his senior season and enter the 2019 NFL Draft.Link to story
NFL | Miles Boykin declares for NFL Sun Jan 6, 08:59 PM
Notre Dame WR Miles Boykin announced that he will forgo his senior season and enter the 2019 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Boykin was the Fighting Irish's leader in receptions (59), receiving yards (872) and receiving touchdowns (eight). He's got great size, measuring in at 6'4" 228 pounds and can certainly use his size to break down smaller defenders.|
NFL | Tyree Jackson turning pro Sun Jan 6, 11:55 AM
Buffalo QB Tyree Jackson has decided to skip his senior season in order to enter the 2019 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Jackson is a huge prospect, measuring in at 6'6" 245 pounds. Some in the scouting community say there is some Josh Allen (Bills) to his game because of his size, arm strength and surprising athleticism for a man his size. Jackson is likely to be a late-round pick in the 2019 NFL draft and any team that selects him should have a plan for his growth and development. Mainly, Jackson needs better accuracy as a passer and consistency to his game if he's going to be effective at the pro level.|
NFL | James Williams turning pro Sat Jan 5, 09:31 PM
Washington State RB James H. Williams announced that he will forgo his senior season and enter the 2019 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Measuring in at 5'11" 199 pounds, Williams was mostly known in college for his pass-catching ability. In 2018, Williams had a team-high 83 catches for 613 yards and finished his career with 202 receptions in three seasons.|
NFL | Jakobi Meyers turning pro Fri Jan 4, 09:29 PM
North Carolina State WR Jakobi Meyers announced that he will skip his senior season and enter the 2019 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: The redshirt junior began his career at NC State as a quarterback but switched to wide receiver and made big plays for the Wolfpack. In 2018, Meyers set the single-season school receptions record with 92 catches for 1,047 yards. He's athletic at 6'2" 203 pounds and some in the scouting community feel Meyers will be a mid-round pick in the 2019 NFL draft.|
NFL | Jordan Scarlett to jump to NFL Fri Jan 4, 09:22 PM
Florida RB Jordan Scarlett announced that he will skip his senior season and enter the 2019 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Scarlett measures in at 5'11" 210 pounds and there's a lot to like about his game. He finished the 2018 campaign with 776 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 131 carries. In addition to his skill as a runner (quickness, vision), Scarlett has functional pass-catching ability. He was suspended for the entire 2017 season due to a credit card scam that other Gators players were busted in (like Antonio Callaway) as well. Scarlett should be a late-round pick in the 2019 NFL draft.|
NFL | Jawaan Taylor declares for draft Fri Jan 4, 09:21 PM
Florida OT Jawaan Taylor announced that he will enter the 2019 NFL Draft.Link to story
NFL | Devin Bush to enter draft Fri Jan 4, 09:15 PM
Michigan LB Devin Bush will skip his senior season and enter the 2019 NFL Draft.Link to story
NFL | JJ Arcega-Whiteside headed to draft Fri Jan 4, 09:13 PM
Stanford WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside will enter the 2019 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: The big man (6'3" 225 pounds) can make plays in the end zone. His size and leaping ability make him a great target on jump balls. Arcega-Whiteside finished his 2018 campaign with 63 receptions, 1,059 yards and 14 touchdowns. It seems like even though he's not a refined route runner, Arcega-Whiteside could work his way into a second- or third-round selection in the 2019 NFL draft.|
NFL | Riley Ridley leaving school Fri Jan 4, 07:23 PM
Georgia WR Riley Ridley has announced that he will be entering the 2019 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Calvin Ridley's little brother should be one of the first 5-10 wide receivers off of the board with an outside shot to get into the first round with a good pre-draft season.|
NFL | Isaac Nauta enters draft Fri Jan 4, 07:19 PM
Georgia TE Isaac Nauta has announced that he will be entering the 2019 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Nauta had a great freshman year and strong finish to his junior year. He's a two-way tight end with blocking prowess and receiving ability and should fit in the second tier of a strong tight end class.|
NFL | Mecole Hardman declares for draft Fri Jan 4, 07:16 PM
Georgia WR Mecole Hardman has announced that he will be entering the 2019 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Hardman's main asset is his speed. He started strong but slowed down in the second half of the year and was shut down in the Sugar Bowl. He'll add value to his draft stock as a punt and kick returner.|
NFL | Elijah Holyfield entering draft Fri Jan 4, 06:58 PM
Georgia RB Elijah Holyfield has announced that he will be entering the 2019 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Evander Holyfield's son will try to show he's the real deal in the NFL next year. He and De'Andre Swift were both 1000 yard rushers this year, following in the footsteps of Nick Chubb and Sony Michel.|
NFL | Joshua Allen wants to go No. 1 Thu Jan 3, 11:26 PM
Kentucky LB Joshua Allen said he believes he should be selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Allen probably won't go #1, but he's in the conversation in the top five in a draft featuring edge rushers and defensive linemen at the top of the class.|
NFL | Taylor Rapp headed to NFL Thu Jan 3, 11:10 PM
Washington S Taylor Rapp announced that he will enter the 2019 NFL Draft.Link to story
NFL | Marquise Brown declares for draft Thu Jan 3, 11:04 PM
Oklahoma WR Marquise Brown announced that he will forgo his senior season and enter the 2019 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Brown is a speedster who will hope to ride the coattails of players like Tyreek Hill and Taylor Gabriel who have overcome being undersized by typical NFL wide receiver standards.|
NFL | Ryan Finley lacks ideal size Thu Jan 3, 10:21 PM
North Carolina State QB Ryan Finley will be viewed as a backup in the NFL because he lacks the size, arm strength and other ideal physical tools, an NFL evaluator told Mike Sando of ESPN.com.Link to story
NFL | Drew Lock brings upside Thu Jan 3, 10:17 PM
Missouri QB Drew Lock has 'more upside' than most of other quarterbacks in the 2019 NFL Draft, an NFL evaluator told Mike Sando of ESPN.com. 'Somebody will like him because he has all the physical tools,' the evaluator said.Link to story
NFL | Low ceiling for Will Grier? Thu Jan 3, 10:10 PM
West Virginia QB Will Grier is viewed by most of the league as a 'low-end starter or high-end backup,' an NFL evaluator told Mike Sando of ESPN.com.Link to story
NFL | Daniel Jones could be top QB in draft Thu Jan 3, 10:04 PM
Duke QB Daniel Jones is similar to Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz, according to an NFL evaluator, and the evaluator believes Jones could end up being the first quarterback selected in the 2019 NFL Draft.Link to story
NFL | Trayveon Williams to enter draft Thu Jan 3, 09:33 PM
Texas A&M RB Trayveon Williams will skip his senior season and enter the 2019 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Any time someone can lead the SEC in rushing, we should pay attention. He'll likely go among the top ten backs in this year's draft.|
NFL | Miles Sanders enters NFL Draft Thu Jan 3, 07:09 PM
Penn State RB Miles Sanders announced Thursday, Jan. 3, that he's skipping his senior year to enter the NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Sanders has a chance to go on the second day and among the top five backs in the draft in what is looking to be another embarrassment of riches offensive skill position draft.|
NFL | Darius Slayton declares for draft Thu Jan 3, 04:53 PM
Auburn WR Darius Slayton announced Thursday, Jan. 3, that he will skip his final season to enter the 2019 NFL Draft.Link to story
NFL | Joe Jackson declares for draft Thu Jan 3, 04:22 PM
Miami DE Joe Jackson announced Thursday, Jan. 3, that he will forego his senior season to enter the 2019 NFL Draft.Link to story
NFL | David Edwards going pro Thu Jan 3, 02:30 AM
University of Wisconsin OL David Edwards declared his intention to enter the 2019 NFL Draft.Link to story
NFL | Dillon Mitchell entering draft Thu Jan 3, 02:27 AM
University of Oregon WR Dillon Mitchell announced that he will enter the 2019 NFL Draft.Link to story
NFL | Zach Gentry declares for draft Wed Jan 2, 09:28 PM
University of Michigan TE Zach Gentry has announced that he will be entering the 2019 NFL Draft.Link to story