Fantasy Football News & Views
NFL | Eugene Monroe prefers left tackle Sat Jun 25, 10:02 AM
Free-agent OT Eugene Monroe (Ravens) would like to stay at left tackle but is open to playing right tackle for his new team.Link to story
NFL | Tarvaris Jackson arrested Sat Jun 25, 08:58 AM
Free-agent QB Tarvaris Jackson (Seahawks) was arrested Friday, June 24, and has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly pulled a gun on his wife.Link to story
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NFL | Shaun Suisham retires Fri Jun 24, 01:13 PM
Free-agent PK Shaun Suisham (Steelers) has retired Friday, June 24, due to his knee injury.Link to story
Shaun Suisham player page
NFL | Curtis Lofton hopes to play Thu Jun 23, 04:45 PM
Former Oakland Raiders LB Curtis Lofton (ankle, knee) underwent offseason surgery on his ankle and knee, but he hopes to continue playing in 2016.
|Footballguys view: Lofton is more of a downhill thumper than a versatile linebacker, and his surgeries probably won't help his case. He will likely have to wait for an injury to a starter before he gets a call.|
Curtis Lofton player page
NFL | Reggie Bush has received interest Thu Jun 23, 02:19 PM
Free-agent RB Reggie Bush (49ers) has received calls from two teams, but he hasn't made a decision on where he'll play in 2016.
|Footballguys view: Bush was a non-factor in 2015 and he has only appeared in 16 games over the last two seasons. He would have to land in a plum situation opened up by injury to even get on our radar this year.|
Reggie Bush player page
NFL | DeMeco Ryans wants to play Wed Jun 22, 11:17 AM
Free-agent LB DeMeco Ryans (Eagles) hopes to sign with a team for 2016, but he is prepared if his career comes to an end.Link to story
DeMeco Ryans player page
NFL | Another felony charge for Joseph Randle Wed Jun 22, 01:15 AM
Free-agent RB Joseph Randle (Cowboys) has added another felony charge to the two he's already facing. He made an alleged threat against a Sedgwick County (Kan.) Jail deputy while incarcerated for two other pending felony cases, according to court and sheriff's office records.Link to story
Joseph Randle player page
NFL | Davone Bess arrested after standoff Wed Jun 22, 01:15 AM
Free-agent WR Davone Bess (Browns) has been arrested after a standoff with police at his suburban Phoenix home. Police say Bess fled a traffic stop early Monday, June 20. He is being held on one felony count each of endangerment, flight and failure to stop for a police officer.
|Footballguys view: It has been a somewhat quiet offseason on the NFL police blotter, but the troubles for Bess and Joseph Randle have reminded us how turbulent life after football can be for some players.|
Davone Bess player page
NFL | Leon Hall may sign soon Mon Jun 20, 07:25 PM
Free-agent CB Leon Hall (Bengals) may sign with a team at some point next week, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: The Cardinals have to be considered the frontrunner to sign Hall at this time. We'll see if they make a move for the veteran CB before the start of training camp. We could also see teams like the Dolphins, Giants or Falcons showing interest in Hall.|
Leon Hall player page
NFL | Arian Foster expects to be ready Mon Jun 20, 05:15 PM
Free-agent RB Arian Foster (Texans) anticipates being healthy enough to participate in training camp, according to a source. Foster is eager to regain his 2012 form, but he has not been signed yet despite at least three teams having had interest in him.
|Footballguys view: The Dolphins, Patriots and Seahawks could be the three teams most interested in Foster. He's supposedly able to pass a physical right now, but Foster may not be able to get on a new team until training camp hits. Wherever he goes, Foster will be a player fantasy owners need to monitor as he could still be an effective starter if healthy.|
Arian Foster player page
NFL | Jake Long healthy again Sat Jun 18, 02:27 PM
Free-agent OT Jake Long (Falcons) said he's the healthiest he's felt in five or six years, adding that his knee is back to full health. Long said he's been working out and is ready for his next opportunity in the NFL. 'When I wake up and my knee doesn't hurt, you know what I mean,' Long said. 'I feel the strength back. You can see it. You can feel it. My body feels good the way I'm moving, working out and how good I feel moving on it.'Link to story
NFL | Eugene Monroe to meet with teams soon Sat Jun 18, 09:12 AM
Free-agent OT Eugene Monroe (Ravens) is expected to start meeting with teams as early as next week. Monroe will take his time before signing with a team.Link to story
NFL | Eugene Monroe won't play right tackle Fri Jun 17, 02:12 PM
Free-agent OT Eugene Monroe (Ravens) turned down an offer from the New York Giants to play right tackle and isn't interested in playing the position.Link to story
NFL | Nate Robinson facing tall task Wed Jun 15, 12:21 PM
Free-agent CB Nate Robinson, better known as an NBA player, faces an 'all but impossible' task to latch on to an NFL team, according to Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll.
|Footballguys view: This is a nice story, but we're betting the ending is storybook. There are few basketball players who can make the transition this late in life.|
NFL | Michael Vick not retired Mon Jun 13, 06:20 PM
Free-agent QB Michael Vick (Steelers) said he has not retired and would love to play in 2016. Vick said he will be selective about the offer he accepts this offseason.
|Footballguys view: We can't imagine teams lined up to sign Vick. He may want to be selective about any offer he accepts, but he may not get that many offers to begin with.|
Michael Vick player page
NFL | Ben Grubbs likely done Mon Jun 13, 02:20 PM
Free-agent OG Ben Grubbs (Chiefs) will probably not play in the NFL again due to a neck injury that ended his season.Link to story
NFL | Contend or retire for Roddy White Thu Jun 9, 12:42 PM
Free-agent WR Roddy White (Falcons) wants to sign with a contender for the Super Bowl or he could retire. White said he would let it go to maybe Week 4 or Week 5, and he would retire after that.
|Footballguys view: If anything, he'll sign for a little money as depth. So you don't have to worry where he lands as he is unlikely to provide any fantasy value.|
Roddy White player page
NFL | Brandon Boykin nursing serious injury Tue Jun 7, 11:13 PM
Free-agent CB Brandon Boykin (hip) is dealing with a hip injury and the injury might be career threatening, according to a source.Link to story
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NFL | Derrick Coleman facing jail time Mon Jun 6, 12:40 PM
Free-agent FB Derrick Coleman (Seahawks) was charged with vehicular assault and felony hit-and-run coming from a collision in Washington last October. He's scheduled for arraignment on June 16 and could face 12 to 14 months in jail if convicted on both charges.Link to story
Derrick Coleman player page
NFL | Multiple teams interested in Joique Bell Sun Jun 5, 10:36 AM
Free-agent RB Joique Bell (Lions) said he has received contract offers from three NFL teams this offseason and believes at least two of those proposals are still on the table.
|Footballguys view: Bell's 3.5 YPC from 2015 isn't going to fire teams up. His injury history won't either, so we're not seeing the interest here. Perhaps Bell could latch on with a team as veteran depth, but his fantasy value would likely be close to none.|
Joique Bell player page
NFL | Blake Frohnapfel receiving interest Sat Jun 4, 09:28 AM
Free-agent QB Blake Frohnapfel (Massachusetts) is scheduled to work out for the Los Angeles Rams. Frohnapfel has already worked out for the Indianapolis Colts.
|Footballguys view: Frohnapfel is a big pocket passer who can distribute the ball somewhat accurately on short to intermediate routes. If he latches on with the Rams, it's only as a camp arm.|
NFL | Lamarr Woodley not receiving interest Sat Jun 4, 09:12 AM
Free-agent LB LaMarr Woodley (Cardinals) said he would like to continue his playing career but has not heard from any teams this offseason.Link to story
Lamarr Woodley player page
NFL | Stephen Bowen retires Wed Jun 1, 09:01 AM
Free-agent DE Stephen Bowen (Jets) has announced his retirement from professional football.Link to story
Stephen Bowen player page
NFL | Arian Foster may wait to work out Wed Jun 1, 08:33 AM
Free-agent RB Arian Foster (Achilles') may not work out for teams until late July. Foster likely would be able to pass a physical at this point but the extra time likely would improve his health.
|Footballguys view: Once June minicamps are done, Foster could start getting more interest. The extra time would certainly help, but we think there are going to be more than a few teams interested in Foster. If we were to predict his destination, put our chips on the Miami Dolphins landed the veteran back.|
Arian Foster player page
NFL | Walter Thurmond retiring Tue May 31, 12:57 PM
Free-agent CB Walter Thurmond (Eagles) is retiring from the NFL Tuesday, May 31.Link to story
Walter Thurmond player page
NFL | Arian Foster a month away from usual form Thu May 26, 01:17 PM
Free-agent RB Arian Foster (Achilles') said he would need about a month to get to where he needs to be physically. 'I probably need another month to get where I am, the person everyone is used to seeing,' Foster said. 'I can definitely play but I need another month to be where I want to be and be at that pro-bowl level I can be at.'
|Footballguys view: We don't know where he'll end up, if anywhere and so we have no idea what his value is. You have to wait and see what the situation is in his new "home." Put our chips on the Miami Dolphins as the team to sign Foster. However, the Patriots, Seahawks, Lions and even the Chargers could be interested.|
Arian Foster player page
NFL | Wes Welker undecided about playing Thu May 26, 09:59 AM
Free-agent WR Wes Welker (Rams) said he's still weighing his options and hasn't decided if he'll play in 2016.
|Footballguys view: Welker has had a lot of concussions and we would rather see him healthy and with a good quality of life down the road than another 20 catches. It's good he's taking his time with a critical decision, but we think he's better off hanging up the cleats for good.|
NFL | Knowshon Moreno wants to return Tue May 24, 08:35 PM
Former Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) plans to return to NFL action in 2016.
|Footballguys view: Good luck with that. Moreno's knees have long been shot. At his best, Moreno was a decent all-purpose back. However, he never played up to his first-round draft status with the Broncos. At this point in his career, we can't imagine teams falling all over themselves to sign the veteran.|
Knowshon Moreno player page
NFL | Ryan Fitzpatrick not retiring Mon May 23, 12:48 PM
Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) dispelled rumors that he was considering retirement Monday, May 23. 'I'm playing,' Fitzpatrick said. 'I'm playing football next year.'
|Footballguys view: Fitzpatrick is running out of options. The Jets could bring him back, but the price tag would likely be a lot lower than the veteran had hoped for. We think he winds up with the Jets as other QB-needy teams have already filled the positions.|
Ryan Fitzpatrick player page
NFL | Arian Foster close to passing physical Sat May 21, 10:32 PM
Free-agent RB Arian Foster (Achilles') expects to pass his physical in the next couple of weeks, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
|Footballguys view: Things are starting to heat up a bit with Foster. If he's able to pass a physical, then we could see a team like the Dolphins signing him to a short-term deal packed with incentives. There have been a small handful of teams that have already reached out to Foster this offseason.|
Arian Foster player page
NFL | Arian Foster on the mend Fri May 20, 09:07 AM
Free-agent RB Arian Foster (Achilles') is about a week or two away from being able to pass a physical, and his market should begin to heat up then.
|Footballguys view: Foster should have plenty of interest on the open market, and whichever team signs should have plans to use him. The Dolphins are the most obvious landing spot, but Foster has also been connected to the Seahawks and Patriots during the offseason.|
Arian Foster player page
NFL | James Ihedigbo wants contender Thu May 19, 05:31 PM
Free-agent SS James Ihedigbo (Lions) isn't ready to retire from the NFL and wants to play for a team that is capable of winning right now.
|Footballguys view: Well he didn't play well last season, starting just eight and doesn't add all that much to a secondary. Once camp starts he might find a home, but only as depth or a rotational player.|
James Ihedigbo player page
NFL | Dashon Goldson has contacted two teams Wed May 18, 04:45 PM
Free-agent FS Dashon Goldson (Redskins) has reached out to the Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Rams, saying he wants to finish his career in the west. Goldson has already worked out for the Rams.Link to story
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NFL | Zach Mettenberger had two other claims Wed May 18, 10:07 AM
San Diego Chargers QB Zach Mettenberger had failed waiver claims from the Cincinnati Bengals and New York Giants placed on him before the Chargers claimed him.
|Footballguys view: The Giants only have Ryan Nassib as a developmental QB behind Eli Manning. The Bengals are interesting because they have A.J. McCarron behind Andy Dalton, and McCarron is one of the most talked about reserve QBs in the NFL. Many think McCarron could one day be at least a solid starter.|
Zach Mettenberger player page
NFL | Tom Coughlin ready to return? Mon May 16, 12:38 PM
Former New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said he's already considering a return to coaching and that his 'motor is starting to run again.' 'We'll see,' Coughlin said. 'It'll take two to tango. The 70-year-old man stuff will be a factor, and I'm sure they'll know this would be a three- and four-year thing.'
|Footballguys view: Forget popcorn, get your Werther's Originals ready. Coughlin has been an interesting head coach with the Jaguars and the Giants. He won two Super Bowl championships leading the Giants, but it will be interesting to see if any team wants to add him as Coughlin is no spring chicken.|
NFL | Greg Hardy devoid of suitors Fri May 13, 12:09 PM
Free-agent DE Greg Hardy (Cowboys) is having trouble finding a team, and the prevailing opinion from general managers around the league is that no one wants him.
|Footballguys view: This is not shocking news. Hardy may be able to rush the passer, but he's a PR nightmare off the field. We'd be surprised if someone picks him up to play in 2016.|
Greg Hardy player page
NFL | Dwight Freeney wants to play in 2016 Thu May 12, 12:48 PM
Free-agent DE/LB Dwight Freeney (Cardinals) said he definitely wants to play in 2016.Link to story
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NFL | Ryan Fitzpatrick could affect draft Wed May 11, 07:31 PM
If free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) is signed Thursday, May 12, or onward by a prospective team, then he will not count against that team's compensatory draft picks.
|Footballguys view: The question is, who is the market for him? We know the Jets are holding fast and the rest of the league seems disinterested. His best scenario is if he and the Jets can come to terms as he is comfortable in the offense Chan Gailey runs.|
Ryan Fitzpatrick player page
NFL | Jace Davis suspended Fri May 6, 07:36 PM
Free-agent WR Jace Davis (Broncos) has been suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season, according to a source.Link to story
NFL | Bernard Pierce suspended two games Fri May 6, 06:47 PM
Free-agent RB Bernard Pierce (Jaguars) has been suspended for the first two games of the 2016 season, according to a source.Link to story
Bernard Pierce player page
NFL | Johnny Manziel booked, posts bond Wed May 4, 06:32 PM
Free-agent QB Johnny Manziel (Browns) was booked and posted bond for his domestic violence case Wednesday, May 4, just one day before his first court hearing. Manziel was indicted last month after allegedly hitting his ex-girlfriend and threatening to kill her in January. He faces a Class A misdemeanor that carries up to a year in jail with a $4,000 fine.
|Footballguys view: The legal process will take its course, then Manziel will have to deal with punishment from the league. We hope he gets the help he needs. It's not about football right now...and maybe won't be ever again. The kid needs a new direction as his life has spiraled down for quite some time.|
Johnny Manziel player page
NFL | Several Florida State UDFAs find landing spots Mon May 2, 01:31 AM
Several Florida State undrafted free-agents have found homes. DT Nile Lawrence-Stample signed with the Cleveland Browns, S Lamarcus Brutus signed with the Tennessee Titans, LB Reggie Northrup signed with the Washington Redskins and DB Javien Elliott will be in the rookie minicamp of the Pittsburgh Steelers on a tryout basis.Link to story
NFL | Amobi Okoye continues to work out Fri Apr 29, 09:32 PM
Free-agent DT Amobi Okoye (Cowboys) is continuing to work out, hoping for one more chance at an NFL comeback.Link to story
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NFL | Early second-round picks popular Fri Apr 29, 05:03 PM
Cleveland Browns director of football operations Sashi Brown, Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson and Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones have the first three picks in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft and are receiving interest from teams looking to acquire the picks.
|Footballguys view: There are tons of defensive players worth a look and so a lot of teams want to move up, especially with guys like Myles Jack still on the board.|
NFL | Myles Jack doesn't need surgery Fri Apr 29, 02:53 PM
UCLA LB Myles Jack (knee) was told by Dr. James Andrews in December that he does not need to have microfracture surgery on his knee.
|Footballguys view: The key phrase you aren't hearing but is there would be "at this time." Right now he's fine. Three years from now? We don't know. That's why he dropped, but we can't imagine he will drop much further.|
NFL | Myles Jack has insurance policy Fri Apr 29, 10:45 AM
UCLA LB Myles Jack (knee) has an insurance policy that activates if he's not selected by pick No. 45. He'll receive $60,000 per pick after that worth up to $5 million.
|Footballguys view: Something we have seen more and more the last few years. If you think you might make big money and you are worried you could get hurt, protect your investment - yourself.|
NFL | Myles Jack bigger risk than Jaylon Smith? Fri Apr 29, 10:14 AM
UCLA LB Myles Jack's (knee) is more troubling in some ways than Notre Dame LB Jaylon Smith's (knee) injury, according to an NFL medical source. Smith's knee is expected to heal in time, but Jack's is expected to deteriorate.
|Footballguys view: The question is, how long will that take? If a team thinks they can get five years from him, they will pull the trigger. If not, Jack will continue to fall. Footballguys Andrew Garda and Cecil Lammey are covering the draft in Chicago and other thing reportedly weighing on the minds of GM was his almost casual acceptance to the idea of dropping. You want a player to fight, not accept the inevitable.|
NFL | Myles Jack falls out of first round Fri Apr 29, 09:01 AM
UCLA LB Myles Jack (knee) was not selected in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft Thursday, April 28.
|Footballguys view: If Laremy Tunsil was the potential steal with a lot of risk in the first round, Jack fills that roll in the second. Someone is going to see the risk/reward even out and take a chance with one of the best linebackers in the NFL Draft.|
NFL | Video hurting Laremy Tunsil's stock? Thu Apr 28, 09:22 PM
Mississippi OT Laremy Tunsil's Twitter account posted a video shortly before the start of the NFL draft that showed someone wearing some type of mask and smoking a pipe. Tunsil's agent, Jimmy Sexton, said the account was hackedLink to story
NFL | Two teams looking to trade back Thu Apr 28, 07:42 PM
The Dallas Cowboys and Cleveland Browns have both inquired about trading back into the back part of the first round of the NFL draft, according to sources, possibly for Memphis QB Paxton Lynch.
|Footballguys view: There will be a lot of activity in the second half of the first round if Lynch drops and you can include the Chiefs and Broncos among their number.|