Fantasy Football News & Views
49ers | Tevin Coleman doesn't practice with team Thu Jan 23, 06:18 PM
San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman (shoulder) didn't participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 23.
|Footballguys view: Coleman was seen running off to the side according to earlier reports. We'll see what he can do next week in practice leading up to the Super Bowl.|
Tevin Coleman player page
Chiefs | Demarcus Robinson back to full practice Thu Jan 23, 06:08 PM
Kansas City Chiefs WR Demarcus Robinson (illness) returned to a full practice Thursday, Jan. 23.
|Footballguys view: Robinson will be good to go for the Super Bowl. He will get some time as a reserve receiver for the Chiefs once again.|
Demarcus Robinson player page
Chiefs | Mecole Hardman puts in another full practice Thu Jan 23, 06:05 PM
Kansas City Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman (back) practiced in full once again Thursday, Jan. 23.
|Footballguys view: Hardman's speed is going to be a big asset for the Chiefs in the Super Bowl. We'll see him out there going deep against the 49ers in a little over a week.|
Mecole Hardman player page
Chiefs | Travis Kelce sits out practice Thu Jan 23, 06:03 PM
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (knee) didn't participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 23.
|Footballguys view: Let's get to practice next week and see where Kelce is at. The Chiefs are wisely being cautious with the superstar tight end as the team prepares for the Super Bowl.|
Travis Kelce player page
49ers | Tevin Coleman running Thu Jan 23, 05:21 PM
San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman (shoulder) was seen running on a side field ahead of the team's practice Thursday, Jan. 23.
|Footballguys view: Coleman's shoulder injury will have to be monitored next week. The 49ers would use him in the Super Bowl as a big part of their RBBC if Coleman is ready to play.|
Tevin Coleman player page
Broncos | Bradley Chubb expected for offseason work Thu Jan 23, 05:02 PM
Denver Broncos LB Bradley Chubb (knee) is making really good progress in his recovery, according to general manager John Elway Thursday, Jan. 23, and should be ready for organized team activities In May or the offseason program in April.
|Footballguys view: The Broncos defense could look much more ferocious in 2020 with the return of Chubb. While Von Miller had a disappointing 2019, his stats could improve next season with Chubb getting a lot of attention on the opposite side of the formation.|
Bradley Chubb player page
Chiefs | Chris Jones plans to play every snap in Super Bowl Thu Jan 23, 04:56 PM
Kansas City Chiefs DL Chris Jones (calf) said Thursday, Jan. 23, he '1,000 percent' believes he'll be able to play every snap of Super Bowl LIV Sunday, Feb. 2.
|Footballguys view: Jones is a playmaker and one of the best in the league at his position. Having him out there will complicate what the 49ers want to do on offense.|
49ers | Raheem Mostert excelled after contact Thu Jan 23, 02:39 PM
San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert gained 158 of his 220 rushing yards after contact in the NFC Championship Game win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Jan. 19.
|Footballguys view: Mostert had a monster game against the Packers. He could do more in the Super Bowl too depending on the health status of Tevin Coleman (shoulder). It was the most yards after contact by a running back in the postseason since 2006.|
Raheem Mostert player page
Raiders | Derek Carr tired of rumors Thu Jan 23, 01:49 PM
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr is tiring of the quarterback rumors surrounding the team -- the latest resulting from a photo taken of New England Patriots QB Tom Brady, a pending free agent, and Raiders owner Mark Davis talking at Jan. 18 UFC fight in Las Vegas. 'C'mon man, when's it going to end?' Carr asked.
|Footballguys view: Everyone is wondering where Brady is going to play in 2020. It would actually make a lot of sense if the Raiders made a run at Brady when he hits the open market. Carr is going to have to get used to the rumor mill, and it already seems like his time as the Raiders starter could be done in the near future. Only time will tell.|
Derek Carr player page
Saints | Drew Brees' decision on hold Thu Jan 23, 01:34 PM
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees isn't rushing his decision on whether he'll return for another season. I wanted to give it at least a few weeks, months, postseason, just to take a deep breath and decompress a little bit and get some time with the family and then just reassess,' Brees said Wednesday, Jan. 22, during an interview at the Pro Bowl.
|Footballguys view: Brees may not quite be what he used to be but by no means is he done from a physical or abilities standpoint. He'll have to make a decision before the start of free agency in early March. This quarterback market is about to get crazy in the NFL.|
Drew Brees player page
Bengals | A.J. Green not keen on tag Thu Jan 23, 01:22 PM
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green, a pending free agent, could receive the franchise tag from the Bengals this offseason. 'The franchise tag is not the best thing,' Green said in a TV interview. 'But like I said, I'm not turning down 18 million dollars. It just happens. When you run a business, you have to make difficult decisions. But I feel like when you put that on me, then that's what you're showing me, you only want me for one year. And I always play with a chip on my shoulder.'
|Footballguys view: The Bengals could use the tag on Green just to buy more time to get a new long-term contract done. If tagged, the two sides would have until mid-July to work something out. We'll see if a contract can be agreed upon before the tag would need to be placed on the veteran receiver.|
A.J. Green player page
Cowboys | Amari Cooper seeks to stay in Dallas Thu Jan 23, 01:10 PM
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper said Thursday, Jan. 23, he hasn't had recent talks with his agent about his expiring contract, but said he wants to remain in Dallas a long time.
|Footballguys view: The Cowboys have money to hand out to guys like Cooper, CB Byron Jones and QB Dak Prescott and the franchise tag could be in place for someone set to hit free agency. Cooper was a bright spot on the Cowboys offense and is in line for a big deal if/when the Cowboys can find a way.|
Amari Cooper player page
Giants | Eli Manning not on retired list Thu Jan 23, 12:27 PM
New York Giants QB Eli Manning is retiring, but he won't be eligible to be placed on the reserve/retired list due to his expiring contract this offseason.
|Footballguys view: That means Manning will be eligible to sign and play for the Giants or any other team in 2020, free of restriction and/or having to go through waivers. Keep this in mind if some team needs QB help down the 2020 stretch.|
Eli Manning player page
Vikings | Gary Kubiak to be OC for Vikes Thu Jan 23, 11:36 AM
Minnesota Vikings assistant head coach/offensive adviser Gary Kubiak was promoted to offensive coordinator Thursday, Jan. 23.
|Footballguys view: The Vikings needed to do something since Kevin Stefanski took off to be the head coach of the Browns. This move isn't going to change much on the Vikings offense. They'll still use RB Dalvin Cook and the rushing attack to set up play-action passing with QB Kirk Cousins.|
Packers | Jimmy Graham unlikely to be back in 2020 Thu Jan 23, 01:20 AM
Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham is expected to be released during the offseason, in the opinion of The Green Bay Press-Gazette's Pete Dougherty, who called the prospective move a 'given.'
|Footballguys view: Not a terribly surprising take here. Graham has one year remaining on his deal. Releasing him would free up $8 million in cap room.|
Jimmy Graham player page
Raiders | Jordan Love meets with Raiders Thu Jan 23, 12:33 AM
The Oakland Raiders met with Utah State QB Jordan Love at this week's Senior Bowl, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal's Vincent Bonsignore.
|Footballguys view: Love is likely to be a first-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft. The Raiders have the No.12 overall pick and there's a chance that Love won't be on the board by the time they select.|
NFL | Denzel Mims highly impressive in Mobile Wed Jan 22, 11:55 PM
Baylor WR Denzel Mims was 'uncoverable all day long' and arguably the best player on the North team during Senior Bowl practice Wednesday, Jan. 22, according to Pro Football Network's AJ Schulte.
|Footballguys view: Mims is working his way up draft boards with his performance in Mobile. He's fast and was a decorated track athlete in college. Mims has great hands and body control as a receiver. We could see him work his way into the late first round of the 2020 NFL draft.|
Browns | Odell Beckham Jr. to meet with Kevin Stefanski Wed Jan 22, 09:46 PM
Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. will sit down with new head coach Kevin Stefanski Thursday, Jan. 23, to discuss Stefanski's plan for personal conduct. 'I'm looking forward to sitting down with Odell face to face,' Stefanski said. 'I haven't had the chance to do that yet and I get the chance to do that (Thursday). And at that point, that's when I can start laying out my expectations for Odell and all of our players.'
|Footballguys view: Beckham was caught on video at the College Football Playoff Championship Game earlier this month appearing to hand out cash to LSU Tigers players, as well as appearing to slap a security officer on the butt in the locker room. Charges had been filed against Beckham for the latter incident, but they were later dropped.|
Odell Beckham Jr player page
Bears | Chicago interested in Adam Trautman Wed Jan 22, 08:29 PM
Dayton TE Adam Trautman said the Chicago Bears have shown early interest in him during the Senior Bowl practices.
|Footballguys view: That's a move that would make sense for the Bears. Trautman is turning heads at the Senior Bowl with his size/speed combination. The Bears need tight end help because free agent Trey Burton and draft pick Adam Shaheen have not worked out as hoped.|
Vikings | Dalvin Cook will be ready for workouts Wed Jan 22, 07:30 PM
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) indicated that he will be ready for the start of offseason workouts.
|Footballguys view: The Vikings will continue using Cook as their battering ram on offense and centerpiece of what they do on that side of the ball. Cook is entering the final year of his contract and is a candidate for an extension this offseason.|
Dalvin Cook player page
Saints | GM wants Drew Brees to return Wed Jan 22, 06:42 PM
New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Drew Brees is a player that the Saints want to keep as long as he wants to keep playing, according to general manager Mickey Loomis.
|Footballguys view: This is going to be up to Brees. If he wants to keep playing, the Saints want to keep him around. Brees takes one year at a time and will spend this part of the offseason deciding what he wants to do.|
Drew Brees player page
Chiefs | Travis Kelce listed as limited Wed Jan 22, 06:05 PM
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 22.
|Footballguys view: No worries here. Kelce is not going to miss the Super Bowl. He will have plenty of rest between now and the game in early February.|
Travis Kelce player page
Bengals | A.J. Green may return in 2020 Wed Jan 22, 05:13 PM
Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent WR A.J. Green is a player the Bengals plan to have on their roster next season, according to director of player personnel Duke Tobin.
|Footballguys view: Green has previously stated that he wants to be in Cincinnati if the two sides can reach an agreement. The Bengals want to keep him around, so it seems reasonable to assume something will happen to do just that. The team could always use the franchise tag on Green if a new deal is not reached by the time free agency opens up.|
A.J. Green player page
Bengals | Cincinnati undecided about Andy Dalton Wed Jan 22, 04:47 PM
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton's future with the Bengals is uncertain at this time, according to director of player personnel Duke Tobin.
|Footballguys view: We just don't see Dalton remaining with the Bengals in 2020. The team would save $17.7 million in salary cap space if they trade or release Dalton. Expect the Bengals to select a quarterback with the No.1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft.|
Andy Dalton player page
Dolphins | Ryan Fitzpatrick expected back Wed Jan 22, 04:34 PM
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is expected to be on the roster next season, according to general manager Chris Grier.
|Footballguys view: That sounds about right. Fitzpatrick is on the books for $8 million in 2020 and he could serve as a bridge quarterback for the first-round QB (Tua Tagovailoa?) the Dolphins are likely to select this year.|
Ryan Fitzpatrick player page
Ravens | Lamar Jackson will look to improve Wed Jan 22, 04:15 PM
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson said he will work on improving all aspects of his game this offseason.
|Footballguys view: Jackson made huge strides from year one to year two in 2019. We're excited to see what kind of leaps he can make in year three this upcoming season. The Ravens will be Super Bowl contenders with Jackson in 2020.|
Lamar Jackson player page
Ravens | Mark Ingram feeling good Wed Jan 22, 03:52 PM
Baltimore Ravens RB Mark Ingram (calf) said his injured calf is feeling really good.
|Footballguys view: Ingram is signed through the 2021 season. He should once again be the lead running back for the Ravens this upcoming season. Ingram will be good to go for the start of the offseason program in the spring.|
Mark Ingram II player page
Buccaneers | Shaquil Barrett expects to return Wed Jan 22, 03:36 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent LB Shaquil Barrett said he believes he will re-sign with the Buccaneers this offseason.
|Footballguys view: Barrett led the NFL with 19.5 sacks in 2019. The Buccaneers want to see if they can keep him around but Barrett is in for a huge deal after signing a one-year, $4 million contract with them in 2019. The franchise tag is an option for the Buccaneers if they can't come to a new agreement.|
Shaquil Barrett player page
Chiefs | Demarcus Robinson to miss practice Wed Jan 22, 02:20 PM
Kansas City Chiefs WR Demarcus Robinson (illness) will not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 22, because of an illness.
|Footballguys view: Robinson has plenty of time to get healthy. The Chiefs and 49ers play in the Super Bowl in about a week and a half.|
Demarcus Robinson player page
Lions | Matthew Stafford update Wed Jan 22, 12:30 AM
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back, hip) is 'pretty much at full health,' according to GM Bob Quinn, who adds that the team is 'totally happy and comfortable' with Stafford as their starting quarterback in 2020.
|Footballguys view: Stafford is good to go as their franchise quarterback for 2020. He is signed through the 2022 season and the only concern about Stafford is his health status. There is a chance the Lions select a quarterback at some point in the 2020 NFL draft to develop behind Stafford.|
Matthew Stafford player page
NFL | Adam Trautman drawing significant interest Tue Jan 21, 11:30 PM
University of Dayton TE Adam Trautman is 'drawing rave reviews from scouts and poised for a big week' at the Senior Bowl, according to Pro Football Network's Tony Pauline, who adds that several teams already grade Trautman as the top tight end from the senior class and have stamped him with a second-round draft grade.
|Footballguys view: Trautman is one of the players to watch at the Senior Bowl. Fantasy GMs need to get familiar with his name. Trautman can make plays with his size/athleticism combination and could develop into a fine pro weapon.|
Patriots | James Proche catching New England's eye Tue Jan 21, 11:24 PM
Southern Methodist WR James Proche reportedly had scouts from the New England Patriots 'gushing' over him during Senior Bowl practice Tuesday, Jan. 21, according to Pro Football Network's Tony Pauline.
|Footballguys view: Proche is a sure-handed slot receiver...so it makes sense the Patriots would be raving about him. We could see him as a mid-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft.|
Chargers | Hunter Henry could receive transition tag Tue Jan 21, 11:16 PM
Impending free-agent TE Hunter Henry is believed to be a candidate for the transition tag if he and the Los Angeles Chargers can't reach a long-term agreement before the start of free agency, according to sources via Pro Football Network's Tony Pauline.
|Footballguys view: The transition tag is going to be roughly worth about $9.2 million in 2020. Teams have the same right of first refusal as with franchise tags but do not receive any draft choice compensation for declining to match an offer sheet.|
Hunter Henry player page
Patriots | Julian Edelman has surgery Tue Jan 21, 01:18 PM
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (shoulder) had a minor shoulder surgery last week, but he's expected to be ready for the offseason program.
|Footballguys view: This shoulder injury really bothered Edelman down the stretch even though he was able to play in all 16 games in 2019. Fantasy GMs will lock Edelman down as a WR2 in PPR leagues in 2020. We'll be interested to see what quarterback is throwing him passes next season.|
Julian Edelman player page
Buccaneers | Chris Godwin out of Pro Bowl Tue Jan 21, 12:53 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin (hamstring) will be unable to participate in the Pro Bowl due to a lingering hamstring injury. He'll be replaced by Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay.
|Footballguys view: Godwin is under contract through the 2020 season but the Buccaneers have made extending him a top priority this offseason. When healthy, Godwin is an incredibly dangerous weapon opposite of Mike Evans.|
Chris Godwin player page
Kenny Golladay player page
Chiefs | Mike Kafka staying with Chiefs Tue Jan 21, 12:37 PM
Kansas City Chiefs quarterbacks coach Mike Kafka will return to the Chiefs in 2020.
|Footballguys view: The Philadelphia Eagles had interest in him as offensive coordinator, but head coach Andy Reid isn't letting him go. Kafka could have a new title next year.|
Mike Kafka player page
Browns | Jarvis Landry avoiding the knife Tue Jan 21, 11:54 AM
Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry (hip) isn't expected to have surgery this offseason and will play in the Pro Bowl.
|Footballguys view: Landry was bothered by the hip injury for most of the year. It's a good sign that he will avoid the knife and the rest in the offseason should help him feel 100 percent for the offseason program.|
Jarvis Landry player page
Browns | Odell Beckham has surgery Tue Jan 21, 11:39 AM
Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. (abdomen) underwent surgery to repair his core muscle Tuesday, Jan. 21, in Philadelphia.
|Footballguys view: Beckham should be ready to rock by the time the offseason program begins. He dealt with the injury for multiple weeks during the season and that likely led to the poor numbers (for his standards) that Beckham posted in 2019.|
Odell Beckham Jr player page
49ers | Jaquiski Tartt should be fine Mon Jan 20, 07:50 PM
San Francisco 49ers S Jaquiski Tartt (ribs) aggravated his injured ribs during the NFC Championship game but should be available for Super Bowl LIV.
|Footballguys view: Tartt is likely to be limited during the week leading up to the Super Bowl. Rib injuries just come down to pain tolerance, but Tartt is incredibly tough and should be out there against the Chiefs.|
Jaquiski Tartt player page
Vikings | C.J. Ham likely to receive tender Mon Jan 20, 07:38 PM
Minnesota Vikings restricted free-agent FB C.J. Ham likely will be tendered a contract this offseason.
|Footballguys view: Ham is a big part of the Vikings offense as he blasts open holes for Dalvin Cook. The Vikings will be wise to keep him in the fold for more of the same in 2020.|
C.J. Ham player page
Packers | Bryan Bulaga wants to continue career Mon Jan 20, 07:05 PM
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent OT Bryan Bulaga said he wants to continue his playing career but is not sure if he will return to the Packers this offseason.
|Footballguys view: Since 2010, Bulaga has only played a full 16-game season three times. One of those times was last year and many think 2019 was one of Bulaga's better seasons. If he hits the open market (most likely) Bulaga would get a ton of interest as one of the top tackles out there.|
49ers | Injury update for Tevin Coleman Mon Jan 20, 06:41 PM
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman (shoulder) suffered a dislocated shoulder during the NFC Championship game but had it popped back into place, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.
|Footballguys view: The 49ers are hopeful to get Coleman out there for the Super Bowl. The team is still waiting on the results from Coleman's MRI.|
Tevin Coleman player page
49ers | Tevin Coleman undergoes MRI Mon Jan 20, 06:40 PM
San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman (shoulder) has undergone an MRI on his injured shoulder, but the team is waiting for the results, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.
|Footballguys view: Coleman got banged up against the Packers and that led Raheem Mostert to have a monster game in the NFC Championship. Shanahan said Coleman has a chance to play in Super Bowl LIV.|
Tevin Coleman player page
Texans | DeAndre Hopkins played with injury Mon Jan 20, 04:33 PM
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (rib) suffered a broken rib during the Divisional Round playoff game but continued to play in the game.
|Footballguys view: Hopkins played 77-of-80 snaps against the Chiefs in the Divisional Round, finishing with nine catches for 118 yards. He's a freak athlete and certainly showed his toughness in that contest.|
DeAndre Hopkins player page
Packers | Marcedes Lewis wants to keep playing Mon Jan 20, 04:14 PM
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent TE Marcedes Lewis said he wants to continue his playing career and hopes to re-sign with the Packers this offseason because he felt comfortable with his role in head coach Matt LaFleur's offense.
|Footballguys view: Lewis played 500 snaps for the Packers in 2019, catching just 15 passes for 156 yards and one touchdown. He's no longer the player he used to be but the Packers may consider him on another one-year deal to have veteran depth at the position.|
Marcedes Lewis player page
Titans | Jack Conklin hopes to return Mon Jan 20, 03:55 PM
Tennessee Titans impending free-agent OT Jack Conklin said he hopes to re-sign with Titans this offseason.
|Footballguys view: Conklin battled through knee and shoulder injuries during the 2019 season but he played a full 16 games. He's got strength and the point of attack and can control his man with incredibly strong hands and understanding of leverage. Conklin is going to be highly coveted by other teams if he makes it to the open market. The Titans will have roughly $60 million in cap space and need to keep Conklin around.|
NFL | Ashtyn Davis to sit out Senior Bowl Mon Jan 20, 03:12 PM
California S Ashtyn Davis (undisclosed) will not play in the Senior Bowl because he underwent an undisclosed surgery after the college football season, according to a source. He is still meeting with teams in Mobile this week.
|Footballguys view: Bad news for scouts at the Senior Bowl. Davis is considered the best senior safety in the country and is second in rankings only to LSU's Grant Delpit. In college at Cal, Davis showed tremendous athleticism and toughness while also playing with high football intelligence.|
Buccaneers | Philip Rivers an option for Tampa Bay? Mon Jan 20, 01:44 PM
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers is set to become a free agent at the end of the league year and recently moved from San Diego to Florida in order to be closer to his family in Alabama. The combination of the two is fueling 'a lot of buzz' that Rivers may be a potential target for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora.
|Footballguys view: We should see Rivers playing elsewhere in 2020. The long-time Chargers starter could be an option for the Buccaneers but they have to first decide whether or not they'll be moving on from Jameis Winston. The buzz around the league is that the Colts may also have interest in Rivers.|
Philip Rivers player page
Panthers | Phil Snow to run Carolina's defense Mon Jan 20, 12:04 PM
Updating previous reports, Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Snow was named as the new defensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers on Monday, Jan. 20.
|Footballguys view: New Panthers head coach (and former Baylor head coach) Matt Rhule loves Snow and has hired him as his DC in all three of his coaching stops. They have some talent on defense in Carolina but have big shoes to fill in the recently retired Luke Kuechly. We'll see how Snow takes advantage of the talent that is left.|
Browns | George Paton likely to be CLE GM Mon Jan 20, 11:25 AM
Minnesota Vikings assistant general manager George Paton could be hired as Cleveland Browns general manager early this week, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Paton has been working for this promotion for some time and did interview for GM positions with the Colts and 49ers back in 2017. If hired by the Browns, Paton would reconnect with former Vikings OC (and new Browns head coach) Kevin Stefanski.|