Fantasy Football News & Views
NFL | SF, Colin Kaepernick haven't spoken Wed Mar 29, 02:39 AM
Free-agent QB Colin Kaepernick (49ers) and the San Francisco 49ers have not had any contact since general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan spoke with him on Feb. 22.Link to story
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NFL | Jay Cutler to sit out? Tue Mar 28, 11:45 AM
Free-agent QB Jay Cutler (Bears) has given NFL owners a strong belief that he's not going to play in 2017, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: We could see Cutler just walking away from the game. That could be a permanent retirement or it could be for just a season. Either way, the market is not hot for his services right now but in this QB desperate league that could change with an injury or two in training camp.|
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NFL | Colin Kaepernick looking for chance to start Tue Mar 28, 08:19 AM
Free-agent QB Colin Kaepernick (49ers) is looking for a team with a chance to compete for a starting job and the potential to earn $9-$10 million per year.
|Footballguys view: No team wants to take a look at Kaepernick right now, and that may not change in the near future. If NFL teams felt he was a starting option, then he'd already be signed. If/when Kaepernick feels comfortable as a backup, then perhaps some team will bring him on board.|
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NFL | Interest building for Adam Shaheen Sun Mar 26, 09:08 PM
Ashland TE Adam Shaheen has private workouts scheduled with the Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys and Tennessee Titans.
|Footballguys view: There's good reason the Division II prospect is garnering such attention. Shaheen is huge, measuring in at 6'6" 270 pounds and he's got the athleticism to create mismatches on the field. With a background in basketball, Shaheen brings that same sort of athleticism to the football field. He can box out smaller defenders, and he does a good job of reaching for passes like he's grabbing a rebound with his arms naturally extended away from his body. In this amazing TE draft class, Shaheen is likely a second-round pick.|
NFL | DeAngelo Yancey making the rounds Sun Mar 26, 08:25 PM
Purdue WR DeAngelo Yancey has visits scheduled with the Cincinnati Bengals, Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Yancey is a player teams are likely considering as a late-round pick or priority free agent. He's got deep speed, but it takes him some time to hit that top gear. Yancey does not have the quickness or strength desired to beat press coverage at the line of scrimmage. He's also struggled with drops during his college career.|
NFL | Josh Jones receiving interest Sun Mar 26, 05:47 PM
North Carolina State SS Josh Jones has worked out for the Jacksonville Jaguars and is scheduled to work out for the Arizona Cardinals before the 2017 NFL draft. Jones is also scheduled to meet with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins and New York Jets.
|Footballguys view: Jones loves to hit....we mean he LOVES to hit. He's the ultimate intimidator at the safety position, and Jones is like a heat-seeking missile against the run. His aggressive nature can be used against him in coverage on play fakes or double moves. Jones is a height-weight-speed prospect and should be a second-round pick.|
NFL | Forrest Lamp works out for teams Sun Mar 26, 05:39 PM
Western Kentucky OG Forrest Lamp has worked out for the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers and Tennessee Titans.
|Footballguys view: Lamp is a riser in the 2017 NFL draft. He's the best guard in this draft class, mainly because of his footwork, football intelligence and natural strength. Lamp is likely to be a first-round pick.|
NFL | Davis Webb meets with multiple teams Sun Mar 26, 05:34 PM
California QB Davis Webb recently met with the New York Jets, Arizona Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers.
|Footballguys view: Reports indicate that Webb has been told he's got "first-round talent" by double-digit teams. That doesn't mean he'll go in the first, but some may see something in Webb that we don't. On his best day, Webb is a poor version of Nick Foles. He's robotic in his decision making and will tend to lock onto initial targets. Webb transferred from Texas Tech to Cal because he couldn't beat out Patrick Mahomes. We're likely to see Mahomes in the first round, but Webb may not hear his name called until the second round or later.|
NFL | Curtis Samuel's versatility valued Sun Mar 26, 12:13 AM
Ohio State RB/WR Curtis Samuel is best suited to play wide receiver in the NFL, according to a college scouting director, but he could also be used on jet sweeps and other plays off motion.
|Footballguys view: Samuel is listed as a RB by some sites, but he's really a WR at the NFL level. He's got deep speed and can get by defenders in a hurry. Samuel does need to catch with his hands more often and not his body, plus he needs to learn how to track deep passes better.|
NFL | Marlon Humphrey's toughness praised Sat Mar 25, 11:57 PM
Alabama CB Marlon Humphrey is a 'big, tough kid who plays with that chip,' according to an NFC secondary coach.
|Footballguys view: Humphrey may be the most competitive corner in this draft. He's tough, physical and won't back down from a challenge. Humphrey does have trouble covering deep passes as he'll bite on play fakes and pump fakes that get WRs open deep.|
NFL | Chris Wormley turns in good workout Sat Mar 25, 11:43 PM
Michigan DT Chris Wormley participated in his pro day Friday, March 24, and general managers in attendance view him as a second-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Wormley is well disciplined as a player on the edge. He'll keep containment as a run defender, but Wormley can also get some pressure from the outside. Scouts compare his skill set to that of Jared Crick (Broncos).|
NFL | Taysom Hill shows off athleticism Sat Mar 25, 11:33 PM
Brigham Young QB Taysom Hill ran a 4.44 40-yard dash and reached 38.5 inches in the vertical jump at his pro day Friday, March 24.Link to story
NFL | Chad Hansen turns in fast time Sat Mar 25, 11:29 PM
California WR Chad Hansen was clocked as fast a 4.42 seconds in the 40-yard dash at his pro day Friday, March 24.Link to story
NFL | Davis Webb lining up visits Sat Mar 25, 11:25 PM
California QB Davis Webb has official visits scheduled with the New York Jets, Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers.Link to story
NFL | Isaac Rochell drawing interest Sat Mar 25, 10:00 PM
Notre Dame DL Isaac Rochell said he is working on his pass rush as he prepares dfor the 2017 NFL Draft, and he has attracted the most interest from the Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys.Link to story
NFL | Zach Brown nearing a decision Sat Mar 25, 11:15 AM
Free-agent LB Zach Brown (Bills) has reportedly narrowed his teams to sign with to two: the Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins. However, neither team has shown a desire to meet Brown's original asking price -- believed to be in the $6 million per year range.Link to story
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NFL | Adrian Peterson willing to wait Sat Mar 25, 09:04 AM
Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) said he is willing to wait to sign with a team because he is looking for the best fit for him and a chance to win the Super Bowl.
|Footballguys view: He's willing to wait, but is he willing to take a lot less money? Reports indicate Peterson was asking for $8 million annually at the start of free agency. He's gotten very little interest on the open market and will have to drop that price tag if he wants to find a new home.|
Adrian Peterson player page
NFL | Zach Brown down to two teams? Sat Mar 25, 08:02 AM
Free-agent LB Zach Brown (Bills) is believed to be deciding between the Miami Dolphins and the Oakland Raiders.Link to story
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NFL | JuJu Smith-Schuster likes physical play Fri Mar 24, 11:54 PM
Southern California WR JuJu Smith-Schuster has been compared to free-agent WR Anquan Boldin (Lions), and he said he embraces the comparison and likes Boldin's physical style of play.Link to story
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NFL | Shaun Hill unsure of status Fri Mar 24, 11:34 PM
Free-agent QB Shaun Hill (Vikings) said he is still unsure if he wants to return for the 2017 season.Link to story
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NFL | Curtis Samuel works multiple positions Fri Mar 24, 11:10 PM
Ohio State RB/WR Curtis Samuel worked as a running back and wide receiver during positional drills at his pro day workout Friday, March 24.Link to story
NFL | Malik Hooker ahead of schedule Fri Mar 24, 11:05 PM
Ohio State S Malik Hooker (hip) said he is ahead of schedule in his recovery and is working is on regaining strength in his legs.Link to story
NFL | Taco Charlton runs at his pro day Fri Mar 24, 10:46 PM
Michigan DE Taco Charlton clocked an unofficial 4.78 in the 40-yard dash at his pro day workout Friday, March 24.Link to story
NFL | Jehu Chesson backs up 40-yard dash time Fri Mar 24, 10:32 PM
Michigan WR Jehu Chesson broke 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, and he broke 4.5 seconds again during his pro day workout Friday, March 24.Link to story
NFL | Jabrill Peppers a top-10 pick? Fri Mar 24, 10:27 PM
Michigan S Jabrill Peppers did positional drills during his pro day Friday, March 24, and NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock believes Peppers is worthy of a top-10 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.Link to story
NFL | Taco Charlton expects to go early Fri Mar 24, 09:40 PM
Michigan DE Taco Charlton said he is one of the better edge rushers in the 2017 NFL Draft and 'definitely' expects to be a top-15 pick.Link to story
NFL | Will Johnson meets with two teams Fri Mar 24, 08:12 PM
Free-agent FB Will Johnson (Giants) recently met with the New York Jets and Atlanta Falcons.Link to story
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NFL | Jake Butt receiving interest Fri Mar 24, 06:54 PM
Michigan TE Jake Butt (knee) met with the New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans before Michigan's pro day Friday, March 24.Link to story
NFL | Jabrill Peppers meets with three teams Fri Mar 24, 06:54 PM
Michigan S Jabrill Peppers met with the Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints Thursday, March 23, and met with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday, March 24. He said he is scheduled to meet with at least 23 teams before the 2017 NFL draft.Link to story
NFL | Jake Butt ahead of schedule Fri Mar 24, 06:15 PM
Michigan TE Jake Butt (knee) said he is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and believes he could be ready to play by mid-July.Link to story
NFL | Taco Charlton receiving interest Fri Mar 24, 04:21 PM
Michigan DE Taco Charlton said he met with the New Orleans Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans Thursday, March 23. He also has visits set up with the Saints, Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins.
|Footballguys view: Charlton should be a first-round pick in the 2017 NFL draft. He's got the length and burst to get after the QB in a hurry. Charlton has plenty of potential in the pros, and he could make an impact as a rotational player while he learns the pro game as a rookie.|
NFL | Davis Webb told he's a 'first-round talent' Fri Mar 24, 03:53 PM
California QB Davis Webb told Bay Area News Group's Cam Inman that 'double-digit' teams have told him he's a 'first-round talent'.
|Footballguys view: The talent may or may not be there with Webb, but it would be surprising to see him taken in the top round. Webb transferred to Cal from Texas Tech, where he couldn't beat out Patrick Mahomes. While Mahomes seems to be a legitimate first-round option for teams, Webb has only been talked about as a top talent recently. This has a feel like when Tom Savage came out of PITT and was getting "first round talent" labels. Savage ended up as a fourth-round pick.|
NFL | Adrian Peterson asked for $8 million? Fri Mar 24, 02:42 PM
Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) reportedly wanted more than $8 million in the first year of any contract he signed during the initial wave of free agency.
|Footballguys view: That's crazy talk. Peterson was once the best RB in the game, but he's not the same player and he's not going to get that type of price tag.|
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NFL | Budda Baker keeping busy Fri Mar 24, 02:19 PM
Washington S Budda Baker worked out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday, March 22 - the seventh team he worked out for so far.Link to story
NFL | Marlon Mack's stock rising Thu Mar 23, 11:00 PM
South Florida RB Marlon Mack has met with 25 teams in preparation for the 2017 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Mack is a slippery runner who can make defenders miss in open space. He runs with inconsistent power and too often tries to take runs to the corner store. The propensity to bounce outside when there's not a gaping hole inside will need to be cleaned up at the pro level.|
NFL | Christian McCaffrey shows versatility Thu Mar 23, 10:15 PM
Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey said he wanted to use his pro day to show his ability to run routes from the slot and the outside and do 'anything' on the football field.
|Footballguys view: McCaffrey might be the safest pick in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft. He's got the ability to contribute at a high level at three different positions (runner, receiver, return man). His stock is on the rise because he's a playmaker and can provide instant offense anywhere he lands.|
NFL | JuJu Smith-Schuster confident Thu Mar 23, 10:00 PM
Southern California WR JuJu Smith-Schuster said he is 'the top receiver' in the 2017 NFL Draft following his pro day Thursday, March 23.
|Footballguys view: Slow your roll there, son. We like Smith-Schuster but he needs to clean up his breaks during route running, and doesn't accelerate well out of his cuts. He'll see a lot of contested balls, though luckily for him he thrives on that. He's a big bodied, aggressive receiver, but he's not the top of the class.|
NFL | No help for DeShone Kizer? Thu Mar 23, 09:45 PM
Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer was throwing to 'scrubs' at his pro day Thursday, March 23, according to an NFL scout, and the scout said to ignore any accuracy issues because of the lack of talent around him.
|Footballguys view: Which is the opposite of what we hear from scouts, analysts and GMs about pro days. It's your own receivers, on your own turf, with scripted plays against air. If you can't look good under those conditions, when can you? So go back to the tape if you must, but don't be shocked when the inconsistency shows up there too.|
NFL | Charles Harris wows at pro day Thu Mar 23, 09:29 PM
Missouri DE Charles Harris' performance at his pro day Thursday, March 23, was 'damn impressive,' according to a scout.Link to story
NFL | Zay Jones staying focused Thu Mar 23, 09:25 PM
East Carolina WR Zay Jones said he appreciates all the recognition he has received leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft but has 'never needed hype' to motivate him.
|Footballguys view: Jones is a solid receiver with great hands and no fear when he has to go across the middle. He doesn't play quite as fast as he times, though, and could struggle to gain separation at the pro level. Jones put up a lot of production, but the argument can be made that the scheme he was in inflated his numbers a bit.|
NFL | Marshon Lattimore healthy Thu Mar 23, 03:30 PM
Ohio State CB Marshon Lattimore (hamstring) said his hamstring is fine. He had reportedly injured it during the NFL combine.
|Footballguys view: Good news both for his draft stock and a whole bunch of teams who are very interested in the draft's most eligible defensive back. His ability could have him chosen in the top five picks, but it's almost certain he will at least be gone in the first half of round 1.|
NFL | Fabian Moreau underwent surgery Thu Mar 23, 12:22 PM
UCLA CB Fabian Moreau (chest) recently underwent successful surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle. He is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for training camp.Link to story
NFL | Takkarist McKinley lining up visits Wed Mar 22, 10:57 PM
UCLA DE Takkarist McKinley will reportedly meet with the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, April 2. The Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions are among the handful of teams interested in talking with him after that, according to NFL Network's Courtney Fallon.Link to story
NFL | Zach Brown taking his time in free agency Wed Mar 22, 09:13 PM
Free-agent LB Zach Brown (Bills) is 'exploring all options' and will make a decision once he completes all visits with teams, according to a source. Brown visited his former team, the Buffalo Bills, on Wednesday, March 22, and previously visited the Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders.Link to story
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NFL | Joshua Dobbs works out for two teams Wed Mar 22, 06:09 PM
Tennessee QB Joshua Dobbs had private workouts with the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Chargers this week.
|Footballguys view: Both the Saints and the Chargers need to consider the future at the QB position. Dobbs is athletic, incredibly smart and has a quick release. He's likely to be a mid- or late-round pick in the 2017 NFL draft. Either team could draft him as a developmental prospect who needs time to get used to the pro game.|
NFL | Rod Streater receiving interest Wed Mar 22, 05:58 PM
Free-agent WR Rod Streater (49ers) is receiving interest from the Minnesota Vikings, Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers, according to a source.Link to story
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NFL | Joshua Cribbs retires Wed Mar 22, 03:48 PM
Free-agent WR Joshua Cribbs (Colts) officially announced his retirement from professional football.Link to story
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NFL | Marshawn Lynch misses football Wed Mar 22, 12:42 AM
Retired RB Marshawn Lynch misses football and there's 'no question' about it, according to his agent Doug Hendrickson.
|Footballguys view: Like a lot of players, Lynch misses the game in retirement. That's why we think there's a good chance he's playing somewhere this year. The Seahawks would have to release him in order for the Raiders to add him to the squad.|
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NFL | Mitchell Trubisky to meet with several teams Tue Mar 21, 05:49 PM
North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky has private workouts scheduled with the New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs.Link to story
NFL | Fabian Moreau injured Tue Mar 21, 05:23 PM
UCLA CB Fabian Moreau (pectoral) injured his pectoral while bench pressing at UCLA's pro day Tuesday, March 21. The full extent of the injury is not yet clear.Link to story