Fantasy Football News & Views
NFL | Bradley Chubb to meet with five teams soon Sun Mar 18, 04:51 PM
North Carolina State DE Bradley Chubb is expected to meet with five teams Sunday, March 18, and Monday, March 19, in advance of his pro day workout. The five teams all currently own selections within the top seven picks in the first round.
|Footballguys view: Chubb is one of the best players in this draft. In fact, some in the scouting community call him a 'can't miss' player. Chubb can get after the passer and has drawn some comparisons to Jadeveon Clowney (Texans) for his ability to get around the edge.|
NFL | Ray-Ray McCloud works as DB Sat Mar 17, 10:14 PM
Clemson WR Ray-Ray McCloud did some work as a defensive back for scouts during his pro day Thursday, March 15.
|Footballguys view: McCloud's game can best be described as clutch. He lacks outstanding measurables (5'9" 190 pounds) but McCloud can be a playmaker in multiple ways. McCloud racked up yards for Clemson as a receiver, runner and return man...but he also played defensive back in college. He's seen as a versatile late-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft or priority college free agent.|
NFL | Deon Cain working with C.J. Spiller Sat Mar 17, 10:03 PM
Kansas City Chiefs RB C.J. Spiller said he has been working out with Clemson WR Deon Cain.
|Footballguys view: A dual-threat quarterback in high school, Cain broke Sammy Watkins record for consecutive games with a touchdown as a freshman by scoring in five straight contests. His size/speed combination at 6'2" 202 pounds is one of the best in this class, and Cain has a nose for the end zone. Cain needs to clean up his concentration and break the habit of needlessly jumping when he makes easy catches (and other things) to play up to his potential as a pro. He's likely to be a third-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft.|
NFL | Kolton Miller draws lofty comparison Sat Mar 17, 09:55 PM
UCLA OT Kolton Miller shows a lot of similarities to New York Giants OT Nate Solder, according to Mike Mayock of NFL.com.Link to story
NFL | Mason Rudolph impresses Sat Mar 17, 09:49 PM
Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph was 'on time' and 'on target' with his throws during his pro day workout Thursday, March 15, according to Bucky Brooks of NFL.com, and Brooks compared Rudolph to Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles.
|Footballguys view: It's a pro day performance, so we're going to take this information with a large block of salt. Rudolph put up outstanding numbers in college at Oklahoma State, but it was in a conference (Big 12) that is not known for playing defense or producing quality NFL starters at QB. He also was one of the least blitzed QBs in all of the FBS in 2017. Rudolph has the size, arm and accuracy to draw late first-round consideration in the 2018 NFL draft.|
NFL | James Washington improves numbers Sat Mar 17, 09:37 PM
Oklahoma State WR James Washington improved his vertical leap from 34.5 inches at the NFL Scouting Combine to 39 inches at his pro day Thursday, March 15.
|Footballguys view: Washington reminds us of former NFL WR Chris Chambers. Like Chambers, Washington isn't the tallest target (5'11") but he plays larger than his size. His wingspan and 'my ball' mentality allow him to play above the rim and pluck high passes over defenders with regularity. We see him as a quality second-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft.|
NFL | Durability an issue for Josh Rosen? Sat Mar 17, 09:30 PM
UCLA QB Josh Rosen is the 'most natural thrower' in the 2018 NFL Draft, according to Mike Mayock of NFL.com, but Mayock believes Rosen could have trouble staying healthy. 'Clear feet. Clear vision. He's beautiful,' Mayock said. 'His issue is going to be, in my opinion, durability and the ability to survive in the NFL pocket.'
|Footballguys view: Rosen's durability and perceived attitude are his biggest issues entering the pros. He's missed action each of the last two years due to soft tissue injuries. Rosen is arguably the best pure passer in this draft and we like comparing his upside/game to Matt Ryan (Falcons). He should be a top-10 pick in the 2018 NFL draft.|
NFL | Chandon Sullivan steps up his 40 time Sat Mar 17, 08:57 PM
Georgia State CB Chandon Sullivan (hamstring) improved on his 40-yard dash time at his Pro Day on Saturday, March 17. He improved his 40-yard dash time from 4.60 to a range of 4.48 to 4.51 seconds at his pro day. He is still battling some tightness in his hamstring. He also timed 7.00 seconds in the three-cone drill, registered 40 inches in the vertical leap, a half-inch shorter than Indianapolis. He also had 11-foot-2 in the broad jump, tying his combine mark.Link to story
NFL | Deonte Thompson receives offers Sat Mar 17, 02:46 PM
Free-agent WR Deonte Thompson (Bills) is considering a few offers at this time. He has received interest from the Denver Broncos and Dallas Cowboys this offseason.
|Footballguys view: Thompson is mulling over what's best for him. The Broncos and Cowboys could both use better depth at the receiver position. Thompson has a nice size/speed combination and is an experienced return man as well.|
Deonte Thompson player page
NFL | Marcus Martin has visits scheduled Sat Mar 17, 12:47 PM
Free-agent C Marcus Martin (Browns) is scheduled to meet with the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys.Link to story
NFL | Danny Woodhead retires Sat Mar 17, 09:19 AM
Free-agent RB Danny Woodhead (Ravens) announced his retirement from the National Football League via Instagram Friday, March 16.
|Footballguys view: Woodhead was drawing interest from a couple of teams (Patriots, Falcons) in free agency but instead decided to hang up his cleats. He was known as the 'White Reggie Bush' during his college career at DII Chadron State in Nebraska and Woodhead did a good job of maximizing his pro career. He was a valuable weapon as a change-of-pace back for multiple teams in the league.|
Danny Woodhead player page
NFL | Joe Berger still mulling future Fri Mar 16, 09:45 PM
Free-agent OG Joe Berger (Vikings) is expected to take 'several weeks' to decide on whether or not to retire, according to a source, but the source believes Berger is 'probably done' playing.Link to story
NFL | Brice Butler receiving interest Thu Mar 15, 04:25 PM
Free-agent WR Brice Butler (Cowboys) is talking with several teams and likely will not re-sign with the Dallas Cowboys, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Butler can fly down the field and take the top off the defense. He does have some concentration issues that creep up from time to time, and we can't imagine his market being overly hot.|
Brice Butler player page
NFL | John Sullivan a target of two teams Thu Mar 15, 01:26 PM
Free-agent C John Sullivan (Rams) was invited to visit the New York Giants and has also drawn interest from the Washington Redskins, according to a source.Link to story
NFL | Two teams eyeing Danny Woodhead Thu Mar 15, 12:20 PM
Free-agent RB Danny Woodhead (Ravens) has been contacted by the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Woodhead could go back to the Patriots where he played from 2010-2012. If healthy, Woodhead can still be an effective change-of-pace back.|
Danny Woodhead player page
NFL | Joe Berger unsure about future Wed Mar 14, 09:35 PM
Free-agent OG Joe Berger (Vikings) has received contract offers from the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions but is still considering retirement, according to sources.Link to story
NFL | Three teams interested in Terrelle Pryor Wed Mar 14, 07:02 PM
Free-agent WR Terrelle Pryor (Redskins) is receiving interest from the Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns.
|Footballguys view: The Browns could bring him back to a crowded WR corps and they've still got plenty of money to do it if they want to. The Rams are looking to replace Sammy Watkins (Chiefs) after losing him in free agency.|
Terrelle Pryor player page
NFL | Rashaan Melvin of interest to two teams Wed Mar 14, 04:48 PM
Free-agent CB Rashaan Melvin (Colts) has drawn interest from the Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders.Link to story
Rashaan Melvin player page
NFL | Orlando Brown improves workout numbers Wed Mar 14, 02:54 PM
Oklahoma OT Orlando Brown Jr. ran the 40-yard dash in 5.65 seconds at his Pro Day Wednesday, March 14, which was better than his 5.77-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine. He also completed 18 repetitions on the 225-pound bench press which is better than 14 repetitions he posted at the combine. Brown has lost five pounds since the combine.
|Footballguys view: Brown's numbers in the pre-draft process have hurt his draft stock. Once seen as a potential first-round pick, Brown may stay on the board until the second or third day of the draft.|
NFL | Jordy Nelson wants to play Tue Mar 13, 06:02 PM
Free-agent WR Jordy Nelson (Packers) plans to continue his playing career after being released by the Green Bay Packers, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Nelson may not quite be what he used to be, but there's still plenty of football left to be played for him. Several teams should have interest.|
Jordy Nelson player page
NFL | Valentino Blake plans to play Mon Mar 12, 12:03 PM
Free-agent CB Valentino Blake (Giants) has been training and plans to play in 2018.Link to story
Antwon Blake player page
NFL | Will Richardson still working Sat Mar 10, 10:03 PM
North Carolina State OT Will Richardson said he is still working to improve ahead of the 2018 NFL Draft, focusing on cutting body fat and improving his upper body strength.Link to story
NFL | Bradley Bozeman works out at Pro Day Sat Mar 10, 04:37 PM
Alabama C Bradley Bozeman ran the 40-yard dash in 5.44 seconds and 5.46 seconds at his Pro Day Wednesday, March 7. He also recorded a 24-inch vertical jump, an 8-foot-1 broad jump and completed 27 repetitions on the 225-pound bench press.Link to story
NFL | Vita Vea improving Sat Mar 10, 04:10 PM
Washington DT Vita Vea (hamstring) said his injured hamstring is feeling better.Link to story
NFL | Vita Vea not working out Sat Mar 10, 03:05 PM
Washington DT Vita Vea (hamstring) is not participating in drills during his Pro Day Saturday, March 10, because of the hamstring injury he suffered at the NFL Scouting Combine.
|Footballguys view: Vea is one of the top defensive tackles in this draft. He's a first-round pick and there are some mock drafts that have him going in the top 10.|
NFL | Several teams interested in Richard Sherman Sat Mar 10, 12:07 PM
Free-agent CB Richard Sherman (Seahawks) said he has received interest from the Tennessee Titans, Detroit Lions, Oakland Raiders, Houston Texans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Green Bay Packers.
|Footballguys view: Sherman is not yet fully recovered from his Achilles' injury, so teams will likely check in on him to see how healthy he is. There is a problem though for other teams interested....the 49ers seem to be the most likely team to land him.|
Richard Sherman player page
NFL | Scheme important for Maurice Hurst Fri Mar 9, 11:28 PM
Michigan DT Maurice Hurst has to play the three-technique in a 4-3 system to have success in the NFL, according to an AFC scout. 'He's got a get-off that is crazy fast and if he gets with the right coordinator, he's going to be tough to block,' the scout said.Link to story
NFL | Tremaine Edmunds a unique talent Fri Mar 9, 11:24 PM
Virginia Tech LB Tremaine Edmunds can't be compared to any player in the NFL, according to an NFC Scout. 'I don't think there has ever been a linebacker that has had his size and speed,' the scout said.
|Footballguys view: Edmunds is a freakish athlete who can rush the passer, stuff the run and cover. We wouldn't be surprised to see him as a top 10 pick in the 2018 NFL draft.|
NFL | Josh Jackson an unfinished product Fri Mar 9, 11:18 PM
Iowa CB Josh Jackson didn't look smooth during drills at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine, according to an NFC defensive backs coach. 'He will probably need some time to smooth out the kinks,' the defensive backs coach said.Link to story
NFL | Leighton Vander Esch the real deal Fri Mar 9, 11:14 PM
Boise State LB Leighton Vander Esch has a combination of size and explosiveness that not many NFL linebackers can match, according to an NFC defensive coordinator. 'He's a player, not just a tester,' the defensive coordinator said.
|Footballguys view: Many in the scouting community have compared Vander Esch to Brian Urlacher. He's perhaps not quite as freakish as Urlacher was, but he's close. Vander Esch can play sideline-to-sideline football, easily diagnoses plays as they break down in front of him and arrives at the play with natural violence. He's only moving up in the first round and might find himself in the top 15 picks.|
NFL | James Daniels built for any offense Fri Mar 9, 11:03 PM
Iowa C James Daniels said he ran zone-based, power and man schemes in college, and he is comfortable blocking in any type of system.Link to story
NFL | Jaylen Samuels a RB at next level Fri Mar 9, 10:56 PM
North Carolina State RB Jaylen Samuels said most teams he spoke with at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine view him as a true running back in the NFL.
|Footballguys view: Samuels played ever position on offense (except offensive line) during his college career, and he's obviously one of the most versatile players in this draft. He's seen as a running back in the scouting community and Samuels should go off the board in the third or fourth round. Samuels isn't an electric runner but he's smart and knows how to set up defenders. He doesn't mind working in tight spaces and Samuels is a fantastic receiver out of the backfield...or the slot...or out wide.|
NFL | Allen Lazard the next Mike Evans? Fri Mar 9, 10:44 PM
Iowa State WR Allen Lazard said he tries to model his game after Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans because he likes to 'big-boy football' and is able to use his height and strength to his advantage.
|Footballguys view: Let's slow down on the Mike Evans comparisons. Evans was a no-brainer first-round pick, while Lazard is seen as a fourth-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft. Lazard has the size (6'5" 227 pounds) to be an intriguing red-zone target, he fights for the ball well and is known as a hard worker. His lack of elite athleticism means corners aren't going to be afraid of his deep speed, and that's something that will likely limit Lazard's game at the pro level.|
Mike Evans player page
NFL | Stedman Bailey receiving some interest Thu Mar 8, 07:14 PM
Free-agent WR Stedman Bailey (Rams) is receiving some interest from four teams but has not received any contract offers.Link to story
Stedman Bailey player page
NFL | Muhammed Wilkerson to continue meetings Thu Mar 8, 06:34 PM
Free-agent DE Muhammad Wilkerson (Jets) plans to meet with more teams after meeting with the Green Bay Packers for the last two days. The Packers are still believed to be an option for Wilkerson.
|Footballguys view: Hopefully he's got himself back on track because after his big payday he was a grand disappointment for the New York Jets. The Packers could be a good place for him to reboot his career.|
Muhammad Wilkerson player page
NFL | Stedman Bailey works out for scouts Thu Mar 8, 03:07 PM
Free-agent WR Stedman Bailey (Rams) worked out for scouts at Marshall's Pro Day Wednesday, March 7, and hopes to sign with a team this offseason.Link to story
Stedman Bailey player page
NFL | Kraig Urbik retires Wed Mar 7, 10:20 PM
Free-agent OG Kraig Urbik (Dolphins) announced his retirement from football Wednesday, March 7.Link to story
NFL | Isaiah Oliver injured at combine Wed Mar 7, 08:52 PM
Colorado CB Isaiah Oliver (finger) suffered a dislocated ring finger during the NFL Scouting Combine. He participated in most of the drills at his Pro Day Wednesday, March 7, but did not participate in the bench press.Link to story
NFL | Rashaan Evans does not run again Wed Mar 7, 05:09 PM
Alabama LB Rashaan Evans did not run at his Pro Day Wednesday, March 7, after deciding not to run at the NFL Scouting Combine. He said he plans to run for teams later this month.Link to story
NFL | Michael Gallup improves combine numbers Wed Mar 7, 03:44 PM
Colorado State WR Michael Gallup ran a 4.44-second 40-yard dash and recorded a 10-foot-8 broad jump. Both were improvements on his 4.51-second 40-yard dash and 10-foot-2 broad jump at the NFL combine.
|Footballguys view: Gallup is in the second-round conversation in the 2018 NFL draft. The CSU product is still developing as a route-runner but he has a good size/speed combination.|
NFL | Quenton Nelson high on lists Wed Mar 7, 10:04 AM
Notre Dame OG Quenton Nelson is the top overall player in the 2018 NFL draft on a few teams' lists.Link to story
NFL | Jordan Thomas set record at combine Tue Mar 6, 05:32 PM
Oklahoma DB Jordan Thomas set an NFL combine record with a 6.28-second 3-cone drill. The time was confirmed by a combine official.Link to story
NFL | Vita Vea unsure about Pro Day Tue Mar 6, 04:30 PM
Washington DT Vita Vea (hamstring) said he is not sure if he will be able to participate in his Pro Day Saturday, March 10, because of the hamstring injury he suffered during the NFL Scouting Combine.Link to story
NFL | Billy Price has surgery Tue Mar 6, 04:09 PM
Ohio State C Billy Price (pectoral) underwent successful surgery on his partially torn pectoral Tuesday, March 6, according to a source. The recovery period is expected to be four months but he should be ready when training camp commences.Link to story
NFL | Two safeties post top vertical jump Tue Mar 6, 04:06 PM
Nebraska S Joshua Kalu and Virginia Tech S Terrell Edmunds each recorded a 41 1/2-inch vertical jump at the NFL Scouting Combine Monday, March 5.Link to story
NFL | Denzel Ward workout numbers Tue Mar 6, 03:58 PM
Ohio State CB Denzel Ward recorded a 39-inch vertical jump, an 11-foot-4 broad jump and completed 16 repetitions on the 225-pound bench press at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine Monday, March 5.Link to story
NFL | Josh Jackson workout numbers Tue Mar 6, 03:51 PM
Iowa CB Josh Jackson ran the three-cone drill in 6.86 seconds and the 20-yard shuttle in 4.03 seconds at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine Monday, March 5. He also recorded a 38-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot-3 broad jump and completed 18 repetitions on the 225-pound bench press.Link to story
NFL | Minkah Fitzpatrick workout numbers Tue Mar 6, 03:50 PM
Alabama S Minkah Fitzpatrick ran the 40-yard dash in 4.46 seconds at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine Monday, March 5. He also recorded a 33-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot-1 broad jump and completed 14 repetitions on the 225-pound bench press.
|Footballguys view: Fitzpatrick solidifies himself as a top ten -- possibly top five -- pick in this April's draft.|
NFL | Derwin James workout numbers Tue Mar 6, 03:28 PM
Florida State S Derwin James ran the 40-yard dash in 4.47 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine Monday, March 5. He also recorded a 40-inch vertical jump, an 11-foot broad jump and completed 21 repetitions on the 225-pound bench press.Link to story
NFL | Jaire Alexander workout numbers Tue Mar 6, 03:19 PM
Louisville CB Jaire Alexander ran the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine Monday, March 5. He also ran the three-cone drill in 6.71 seconds and the 20-yard shuttle in 3.98 seconds. Alexander recorded a 35-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot-7 broad jump and completed 14 repetitions in the 225-pound bench press.Link to story