Fantasy Football News & Views
Steelers | JuJu Smith-Schuster unlikely to return (Sun Mar 7, 01:18 PM) [jump to this story]
Dolphins | Ryan Fitzpatrick leaning towards retirement (Sun Mar 7, 11:20 AM) [jump to this story]
Giants | G-Men eyeing Jaylen Waddle? (Sat Mar 6, 10:41 PM) [jump to this story]
Eagles | Jalen Hurts the plan for '21 Mon Mar 8, 09:59 AM
Philadelphia Eagles QB Jalen Hurts has been prioritized this offseason by owner Jeffrey Lurie. The team isn't unanimous on Hurts as the starter, but Lurie wants the team to build around him for next season instead of creating competition.Link to story
Lions | Chase Daniel receiving trade interest Sun Mar 7, 11:30 PM
Detroit Lions QB Chase Daniel has been the focus of trade discussions with some teams in recent days in part because he is considered an ideal mentor for young quarterbacks, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.Link to story
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Eagles | Zach Ertz has substantial market Sun Mar 7, 11:12 PM
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz could be on the move in the coming days, and NFL Network's Michael Silver reports 'multiple teams' have called about trading for him.Link to story
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Steelers | Pittsburgh eyeing Najee Harris? Sun Mar 7, 08:55 PM
Alabama RB Najee Harris drew interest from the Pittsburgh Steelers during the Senior Bowl.
|Footballguys view: Harris might be the best running back in this draft class. He could be a late first- or early second-round pick in the 2021 NFL draft. Harris is your classic Alabama back but he's not Derrick Henry. Some have compared him to former Bears star Matt Forte because of his ability as a runner and receiver out of the backfield.|
Vikings | Anthony Harris tough on QBs Sun Mar 7, 08:16 PM
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent S Anthony Harris has forced an incompletion on 25.9 percent of his targets since 2018, the best rate among safeties in that span, according to Seth Galina of Pro Football Focus.Link to story
Anthony Harris player page
Bengals | Cincy looking to stretch the field? Sun Mar 7, 08:05 PM
Houston Texans impending free-agent WR Will Fuller's 'downfield speed' could make him an appealing target for a Cincinnati Bengals offense that ranked 31st in the NFL with 470 deep passing yards in 2020, according to Seth Galina of Pro Football Focus.
|Footballguys view: Fuller can take the top off the defense. He's got the speed to stretch the field and QB Joe Burrow could use a target like that. Fuller is good but he's oft-injured, so that may keep his price lower than some think.|
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Panthers | Hunter Henry a fit for Carolina? Sun Mar 7, 07:51 PM
Los Angeles Chargers impending free-agent TE Hunter Henry could be pursued by the Carolina Panthers to upgrade a passing attack that generated a total of 204 receiving yards from the tight end position in 2020, according to Seth Galina of Pro Football Focus.
|Footballguys view: The Panthers had Greg Olsen at the tight end position for years and years. Without him the team has not had as much success. Henry is a TE1 for Fantasy GMs and would continue that no matter where he lands. The Panthers are going to make a big run at Deshaun Watson if/when he's on the trading block.|
Hunter Henry player page
Titans | Tennessee to target pass-rusher? Sun Mar 7, 07:37 PM
Miami (Fla.) LB Jaelen Phillips is a player the Tennessee Titans could target in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, according to Turron Davenport of ESPN.com. Davenport believes the Titans will try to bolster a defense that ranked 30th last season with 19 sacks and failed to have a single player reach six sacks.Link to story
Chargers | Melvin Ingram not expected back Sun Mar 7, 05:43 PM
Los Angeles Chargers impending free-agent DE Melvin Ingram is not expected to re-sign with the Chargers this offseason.Link to story
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Raiders | Jurrell Casey could be option Sun Mar 7, 05:23 PM
Free-agent DT Jurrell Casey (Broncos) could receive interest from the Las Vegas Raiders this offseason if the team does not re-sign DT Johnathan Hankins, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Paul Gutierrez.Link to story
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Jets | Breshad Perriman likely to leave Sun Mar 7, 05:11 PM
New York Jets impending free-agent WR Breshad Perriman is not expected to re-sign with the Jets this offseason.
|Footballguys view: Perriman may never live up to his first-round draft status, but when he's healthy he is an effective player. Any team who wants to take a chance on his upside, likely for a good price, should be interested.|
Breshad Perriman player page
Dolphins | Kamu Grugier-Hill may not return Sun Mar 7, 04:23 PM
Miami Dolphins impending free-agent LB Kamu Grugier-Hill is expected to look for a more consistent role this offseason and is unlikely to re-sign with the Dolphins.Link to story
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Dolphins | Miami may look at several potential backup QBs Sun Mar 7, 04:04 PM
Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent QB Jacoby Brissett, Los Angeles Chargers impending free-agent QB Tyrod Taylor and free-agent QB Robert Griffin III (Ravens) could be possible backup quarterback options for the Miami Dolphins this offseason, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Cameron Wolfe.
|Footballguys view: If the Dolphins keep Tua Tagovailoa as their starter (there is chatter they could move him to the Texans in part of a deal for Deshaun Watson), then they'll need a veteran backup. Any of these quarterbacks fit the bill, but perhaps Taylor would be the best suited to help guide a young passer like Tagovailoa. Stay tuned.|
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Jaguars | D.J. Hayden not expected back Sun Mar 7, 03:47 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars impending free-agent CB D.J. Hayden is not expected to return to the team next season.Link to story
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Steelers | Tyson Alualu may return to team Sun Mar 7, 03:18 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent DT Tyson Alualu could re-sign with the Steelers this offseason depending on the salary, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Brooke Pryor.Link to story
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Ravens | Derek Wolfe would like to return Sun Mar 7, 02:59 PM
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent DE Derek Wolfe would like to re-sign with the Ravens this offseason, and the team is believed to be interested in bringing him back.Link to story
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Ravens | Corey Linsley could be target for BAL Sun Mar 7, 02:54 PM
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent C Corey Linsley could be an option for the Baltimore Ravens if he hits the free-agent market, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley.Link to story
Chiefs | Travis Kelce productive downfield Sun Mar 7, 02:35 PM
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce has caught 70 passes of at least 15 yards since the start of the 2019 season, which leads the NFL.
|Footballguys view: Kelce is a seam ripper and QB Patrick Mahomes knows how to find him. With no signs of slowing down, expect more of the same production from Kelce in 2021.|
Travis Kelce player page
Bills | T.J. Yeldon not expected back Sun Mar 7, 01:42 PM
Buffalo Bills impending free-agent RB T.J. Yeldon is not expected to re-sign with the Bills this offseason.
|Footballguys view: The Bills will look for more help in the backfield this offseason, but mostly they're looking for a reserve-level player. They have Zack Moss and Devin Singletary as the main duo in their RBBC. Expect them to pick up a running back, likely on the third day of the draft.|
T.J. Yeldon player page
Bills | Ty Nsekhe may need to take pay cut Sun Mar 7, 01:37 PM
Buffalo Bills impending free-agent OT Ty Nsekhe likely will need to accept a lower salary if he wants to re-sign with the Bills this offseason, in the opinion of The Buffalo News' Jay Skurski.Link to story
Patriots | Jason McCourty plans to play Sun Mar 7, 01:33 PM
New England Patriots impending free-agent CB Jason McCourty plans to play next season, according to sources.Link to story
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Steelers | JuJu Smith-Schuster unlikely to return Sun Mar 7, 01:18 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent WR JuJu Smith-Schuster likely will leave in free agency since the team will not be able to offer him a lucrative contract because of their salary cap situation.
|Footballguys view: This was the expected move all along. The Steelers don't have a ton of cap space, and anything they spend this offseason won't be on keeping Smith-Schuster. If/when he moves on in free agency, the Steelers roll on with a WR corps of Chase Claypool, Diontae Johnson and James Washington.|
JuJu Smith-Schuster player page
Chargers | Denzel Perryman to test free agency waters Sun Mar 7, 11:45 AM
Los Angeles Chargers LB Denzel Perryman reportedly plans to test out the free-agent market, according to agent Ron Butler. However, he hasn't ruled out a return to the Chargers next season.Link to story
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Dolphins | Ryan Fitzpatrick leaning towards retirement Sun Mar 7, 11:20 AM
Miami Dolphins impending free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick appears to be leaning retirement, according to 104.3 The Fan's John Clayton.
|Footballguys view: The Broncos have contacted Fitzpatrick as they are looking for veteran competition for Drew Lock in training camp. According to Clayton, Fitzpatrick is leaning towards hanging up his cleats. Things could change, but at this time it seems like Denver (and other teams in need of veteran quarterback help) will have to look elsewhere.|
Ryan Fitzpatrick player page
Eagles | Lane Johnson has deal restructured Sun Mar 7, 10:56 AM
Philadelphia Eagles OT Lane Johnson reportedly had his contract restructured recently, in order for the team to free up salary cap space. Details of the restructured deal are not yet available.Link to story
Eagles | Brandon Graham to have contract restructured Sun Mar 7, 09:30 AM
Philadelphia Eagles DE Brandon Graham is expected to have his contract restructured soon, in order to free up salary cap space. Details of the restructured deal are not yet available.Link to story
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Football Team | Terry McLaurin a one-man show Sat Mar 6, 11:29 PM
Washington Football Team WR Terry McLaurin was targeted 83 more times than any other receiver on the team in 2020.
|Footballguys view: McLaurin is a rising star in this league, so it's not a surprise Washington would lean on him so heavily. It was revealed after the season that McLaurin played through two high-ankle sprains in 2020. That's why his numbers trailed off towards the end of the season. He'll be back at full strength this season, but nobody knows who Washington's starting quarterback will be. No matter who it is, McLaurin will get a big share of the targets once again.|
Terry McLaurin player page
Giants | G-Men eyeing Jaylen Waddle? Sat Mar 6, 10:41 PM
Alabama WR Jaylen Waddle could be the preferred target for the New York Giants with the No. 11 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft as a replacement for the recently released WR Golden Tate, according to Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com.
|Footballguys view: Waddle might be the best receiver in this draft class. He's a threat to score from anywhere on the field, and he can be used at all levels to hurt a defense. Waddle might not be on the board when the Giants select at no.11 overall. If they want him, they may have to move up to draft him.|
Dolphins | Smaller role for Preston Williams? Sat Mar 6, 09:53 PM
Miami Dolphins WR Preston Williams (foot) would likely slide to the No. 3 receiver role if the Dolphins add Alabama WR DeVonta Smith or Louisiana State WR Ja'Marr Chase in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, according to Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com.
|Footballguys view: Williams has talent and could be a fine no.2 receiver in this league. He just battles injuries too much as the last two seasons have been shortened due to him getting banged up. As a no.3 receiver, Williams would be quite impactful...so long as he stays healthy.|
Preston Williams player page
Eagles | Kyle Pitts a fit in Philly? Sat Mar 6, 09:22 PM
Florida TE Kyle Pitts could be targeted by the Philadelphia Eagles with the No. 6 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, according to Tim McManus of ESPN.com. The Eagles used two-tight end sets a league-high 35 percent of the time last season, and McManus believes that Pitts would fill the void left by the expected departure of TE Zach Ertz.
|Footballguys view: Pitts is a fit anywhere in the league. He is one of the most physically gifted tight ends to come into the draft in quite some time. Think Darren Waller when you think of Pitts, and it may not take that long for him to ramp up his game at the pro level.|
Bears | Matt Nagy heaps praise on Darnell Mooney Sat Mar 6, 06:15 PM
Chicago Bears WR Darnell Mooney received praise from head coach Matt Nagy in a recent interview with the Chicago Tribune following his rookie season. 'This kid is the real deal. I'm serious,' Nagy said of Mooney. 'You want to talk about an exciting player? I'm just so blown away at the things this kid does. ... It's exciting as a coach because he has a rare element of speed, combined with route-running, hands and passion. And commitment.' Nagy likened Mooney to both Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill and former Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson.
|Footballguys view: Mooney has plenty of speed and can take the top off the defense. His 61 catches as a rookie in 2020 was just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what he can do at the pro level.|
Buccaneers | Tom Brady close to reworked deal with Tampa Bay Sat Mar 6, 04:29 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady is 'getting closer' to a restructured contract with the team, according to a source Saturday, March 6.
|Footballguys view: He's under contract for one more year but wants to play two more seasons. Brady said he'd 'consider' playing beyond 45 years old.|
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Titans | A.J. Brown's production elite Sat Mar 6, 01:14 PM
Tennessee Titans WR A.J. Brown has eight games with at least 100 receiving yards and a touchdown since the start of the 2019 season, tying him with Green Bay Packers Davante Adams for the most in the league.
|Footballguys view: Brown is a superstar receiver in the league, and he's elevated the play of QB Ryan Tannehill. He played through two knee injuries in 2020, so his production was down just a bit. Brown is a WR1 for Fantasy GMs with a healthy 2021 campaign.|
A.J. Brown player page
Bills | Andre Smith staying in Buffalo Sat Mar 6, 12:48 PM
Buffalo Bills LB Andre Smith, who was set to be a restricted free agent, on Saturday, March 6, signed a two-year contract worth up to $3 million, to remain with the team, according to a source.Link to story
Saints | Two NO defenders have contracts restructured Sat Mar 6, 11:32 AM
New Orleans Saints DE Cameron Jordan and LB Demario Davis had their contracts restructured Saturday, March 6, in order to create $13,443,750 of cap space, according to a source.Link to story
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Saints | Ty Montgomery re-signed Sat Mar 6, 09:35 AM
The New Orleans Saints re-signed RB Ty Montgomery to a one-year veteran benefit contract Saturday, March 6, with a signing bonus of $137,500.
|Footballguys view: Montgomery was mostly a healthy scratch for the Saints in 2020. He did produce when called upon. Signing him to a one-year deal gives them inexpensive depth as a runner, receiver and return man.|
Ty Montgomery player page
Bengals | Jonah Williams could move sides Fri Mar 5, 10:55 PM
Cincinnati Bengals OT Jonah Williams would like move to right tackle if the team selects Oregon OT Penei Sewell in the 2021 NFL Draft, according to Ben Baby of ESPN.com.Link to story
NFL | Jalen Tolliver heads to CFL Fri Mar 5, 09:13 PM
Free-agent WR Jalen Tolliver (Chiefs) signed with the Edmonton Football Team of the Canadian Football League Thursday, March 4.
|Footballguys view: Tolliver played under new EE Football Team head coach Jaime Elizondo with the Tampa Bay Vipers of the XFL. Before the XFL stopped play, Tolliver was fourth in the league in receiving yards with 297.|
Broncos | Tim Patrick to be tendered Fri Mar 5, 09:00 PM
Denver Broncos restricted free-agent WR Tim Patrick is expected to receive a tender, according to general manager George Paton, but Paton didn't reveal the round of the tender.
|Footballguys view: Patrick was undrafted out of Utah a few years ago, so an original-round tender would mean Denver would receive no compensation if he signed with another team. Patrick filled in admirably for an injured Courtland Sutton in 2020. With Sutton returning from his knee injury, Patrick will go back to a reserve role.|
Tim Patrick player page
Texans | Justin Britt signing with Houston Fri Mar 5, 07:40 PM
Free-agent C Justin Britt (Seahawks) signed a one-year contract with the Houston Texans Friday, March 5, worth at least $3.2 million. The deal could worth as much as $5 million.Link to story
NFL | Dax Milne to meet with multiple teams Fri Mar 5, 07:34 PM
Brigham Young WR Dax Milne is scheduled to meet virtually with New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Washington Football Team, San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars and Seattle Seahawks.
|Footballguys view: Milne is a mid-round prospect with some big-play upside. He wins with guile and can get open with footwork and nuance. In 2020, Milne had 70 catches for 1,188 yards and eight touchdowns.|
NFL | Trey Sermon receiving interest Fri Mar 5, 06:40 PM
Ohio State RB Trey Sermon said he met with every team at the Senior Bowl and has also had virtual meetings with multiple teams but did not disclose the teams.
|Footballguys view: The interest in Sermon makes a lot of sense. He's a mid-round prospect who can be an early down lead back for a team in the NFL. Sermon has a tough running style and can make a living between the tackles. He's not been effective on passing downs, so that means he's likely to be a part of a RBBC at the pro level.|
Steelers | Pittsburgh may pursue B.J. Finney Fri Mar 5, 06:26 PM
Free-agent C B.J. Finney (Bengals) could be a target for the Pittsburgh Steelers in free agency, in the opinion of SteelersWire's Curt Popejoy.Link to story
Falcons | Damontae Kazee will be ready for camp Fri Mar 5, 05:57 PM
Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent S Damontae Kazee (Achilles) said he has been running and will be ready for the start of training camp.Link to story
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49ers | Two players sign one-year deals Fri Mar 5, 05:16 PM
San Francisco 49ers restricted free-agent TE Ross Dwelley and S Marcell Harris signed one-year contracts with the 49ers Friday, March 5. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Dwelley stays with the team and will continue in his reserve role behind George Kittle. Even with Kittle missing a lot of time in 2020, Dwelley only accounted for 19 catches for 245 yards and one touchdown.|
Marcell Harris player page
Ross Dwelley player page
Raiders | Vegas talking with Nicholas Morrow Fri Mar 5, 04:44 PM
Las Vegas Raiders impending free-agent LB Nicholas Morrow is talking with the Raiders about a new contract.Link to story
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Broncos | Courtland Sutton running routes Fri Mar 5, 04:43 PM
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton (knee) has started running routes as part of his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to general manager George Paton.
|Footballguys view: Good news for Sutton here. He missed most of the 2020 season due to this injury and it hurt the Broncos offense. Sutton was just about to take off in the pros after a Pro Bowl season in 2019. Fantasy GMs can look at him as a WR2 with upside no matter who is tossing him the rock this season.|
Courtland Sutton player page
Titans | Khari Blasingame signs new deal Fri Mar 5, 04:27 PM
Tennessee Titans exclusive rights free-agent FB Khari Blasingame signed a new one-year contract with the Titans Friday, March 5. Financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
Broncos | Justin Simmons officially receives tag Fri Mar 5, 04:19 PM
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos FS Justin Simmons officially received the franchise tag Friday, March 5.Link to story
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Chargers | Tristan Vizcaino signs with LAC Fri Mar 5, 04:09 PM
Free-agent PK Tristan Vizcaino (Bills) signed with the Los Angeles Chargers Friday, March 5. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Link to story