We scour the news around the NFL to bring you what matters most to you and your dynasty team: the most current news on players, both superstars and the relative unknowns, and analysis to decipher the respective situations. These are many of the major stories and not meant to be an exhaustive look at all the recent happenings around the league.
With the swirl of controversy following Andrew Luck’s leg injury, coach Frank Reich told reporters last week that he wants to make a call on the team's starting quarterback for the opener following the third preseason game. That game is this week, so fantasyland needs to watch the situation closely. Mike Garafolo opined that Jacoby Brissett will be in the lineup unless Luck makes some miraculous recovery. Luck has not practiced in months, so he is unlikely to be on the field for the opener. It will take him time to get up to speed.
For news that is only relevant in deep or Superflex dynasty leagues, Josh McCown is coming out of retirement to play for the Philadelphia Eagles. Adam Schefter broke the story on Twitter with a string of tweets beginning with, “Josh McCown, who announced his retirement this summer to spend more time with family, is returning to play his 17th NFL season with the Eagles, per sources. McCown is signing a 1-year deal with the but plans to resume his broadcasting career with ESPN after season, per source.” He added, “Josh McCown had said if the right opportunity came along, he would consider it. Now it has. He is signing a 1-year deal with Eagles. Eagles still expect Nate Sudfeld - who received a second-round tender last off-season - to return from injury this season; team still values him.” Schefter even offered McCown’s salary, “Compensation update: Eagles are giving Josh McCown a one-year deal that includes $2 million fully guaranteed and could be worth up to $5.4 million, per source.” For those wondering if the Sudfeld injury was the trigger for the move, Chris Mortensen tweeted, “As Adam reports, @Eagles interest was there even before injuries to Sudfeld & Kessler McCown unretiring to sign with Eagles.” Given the injury history of Carson Wentz, McCown could start games this season. The cache of weapons on the Eagles offense would make him an appealing option in Superflex leagues if Wentz misses time.