Fantasy Football News & Views
NFL | More interest in Asante Samuel Mon Mar 1, 05:39 PM
Florida State CB Asante Samuel Jr. is scheduled to have virtual meetings with the Tennessee Titans, New Orleans Saints, Washington Football Team and Arizona Cardinals.Link to story
NFL | Teams high on Rondale Moore Sun Feb 28, 07:39 PM
Purdue WR Rondale Moore is viewed as a better prospect than Alabama WR Jaylen Waddle and the No. 3 receiver in the 2021 NFL Draft by several teams, according to Pro Football Network's Tony Pauline.
|Footballguys view: Moore is incredibly dangerous after the catch. Injuries are a concern and that's why he's seen as a late first or early second-round pick in the 2021 NFL draft.|
NFL | Kelvin Joseph rising up draft boards Sun Feb 28, 07:14 PM
Kentucky CB Kelvin Joseph is a 'name that keeps popping up' among scouts when discussing potential first-round picks in the 2021 NFL Draft, according to Tony Pauline of Pro Football Network.Link to story
NFL | Red flags for Justin Fields? Sun Feb 28, 07:09 PM
Ohio State QB Justin Fields is 'slipping' in the 2021 NFL Draft because teams are concerned about his inability to read defenses, according to Tony Pauline of Pro Football Network. Pauline said that he spoke to an NFL team that said Fields looked off his primary receiver just seven times in 2020.
|Footballguys view: Every year it happens, and this year is no different. There's always a sure-fire first-round QB who slips or at least is reported to be slipping due to concerns about his ability to read defenses. Fields has athleticism and talent as a passer, and at Ohio State he was in an offense that produced a lot of wide open looks. Teams will get Fields on a virtual board this offseason and make decisions on how he sees the defense. Most still expect Fields to be a top-10 pick in the 2021 NFL draft.|
NFL | Anthony Schwartz receiving interest Sun Feb 28, 02:04 PM
Auburn WR Anthony Schwartz has met with or will meet virtually with the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets, Los Angeles Chargers, Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints and Tennessee Titans.
|Footballguys view: Schwartz is more than just a 'track guy' although he does have incredible speed. He's a tough player with balance after the catch and that speed can get him to score from anywhere on the field. Schwartz is a Day 3 pick with upside.|
NFL | Josh Gordon joins Fan Controlled Football league Sat Feb 27, 04:07 PM
Free-agent WR Josh Gordon (Seahawks) will play for the Zappers of the Fan Controlled Football league, according to team owner Bob Menery Saturday, Feb. 27.
|Footballguys view: Gordon is joining Johnny Manziel in that league. It's a new brand of football and certainly has been pushed on social networking as a fun option for the offseason.|
Josh Gordon player page
NFL | Significant interest in Tommy Tremble Fri Feb 26, 07:54 PM
Notre Dame TE Tommy Tremble has met with or is scheduled to meet virtually with the San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, Washington Football Team, Indianapolis Colts, Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, Atlanta Falcons, Los Angeles Chargers, Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills.
|Footballguys view: Tremble is an 'F' tight end who has the athleticism to be a weapon in the passing game. He's still got to develop his game and has not produced up to the level of his potential so far as a tight end. That makes him more of a late third-round pick in the 2021 NFL draft.|
NFL | Multiple teams interested in Greg Newsome Fri Feb 26, 04:42 PM
Northwestern CB Greg Newsome II recently had virtual meetings with the Tennessee Titans, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers, Indianapolis Colts, Washington Football Team, New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals.Link to story
NFL | Javonte Williams an explosive back Thu Feb 25, 10:17 PM
North Carolina RB Javonte Williams led the country with 76 missed tackles on running plays and ranked second with 27 rushes of 15-plus yards in 2020.
|Footballguys view: Williams might be the best back in this draft class. He's a well-rounded player who can win with contact balance and power. Williams can work well in pass-protection and he's a good receiving option. We could see him go off the board in the first round or early second round of the 2021 NFL draft.|
NFL | Javian Hawkins has talked with multiple teams Thu Feb 25, 08:40 PM
Louisville RB Javian Hawkins said he has talked with scouts from the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants, Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Rams, Arizona Cardinals, New Orleans Saints, Tennessee Titans, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills and Atlanta Falcons. He said he has several virtual meetings scheduled for March.
|Footballguys view: Hawkins is a big-play back and incredibly electric with the ball in his hands. He's not seen as a full-time or featured back at the pro level. Hawkins should be a late-round pick in the 2021 NFL draft.|
NFL | J.J. Watt has received offers Thu Feb 25, 08:26 PM
Free-agent DE J.J. Watt (Texans) has received multiple contract offers this offseason, according to sources. The best offer is believed to be $15 million to $16 million per season.Link to story
J.J. Watt player page
NFL | Two more teams interested in Darius Stills Thu Feb 25, 05:28 PM
West Virginia DT Darius Stills recently had a virtual meeting with the San Francisco 49ers and is scheduled to meet with the Washington Football Team.Link to story
NFL | Rondale Moore receiving significant interest Thu Feb 25, 05:27 PM
Purdue WR Rondale Moore recently had virtual meetings with the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets, Washington Football Team and Los Angeles Chargers. He is also scheduled to meet with the Tennessee Titans and Green Bay Packers.
|Footballguys view: Moore is one of the most electric and explosive players in this draft class. He's a smaller receiver who can eat up yards quickly and make defenders look silly in the open field. He's only played seven games over the last two years, so injuries are a concern. Moore is considered a late first- or early second-round pick in the 2021 NFL draft.|
NFL | J.J. Watt narrowing options Wed Feb 24, 05:23 PM
Free-agent DL J.J. Watt 'is making progress' in narrowing his options for his new team, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN Wednesday, Feb. 24, but 'nothing is imminent.'Link to story
J.J. Watt player page
NFL | Deommodore Lenoir talks with multiple teams Wed Feb 24, 04:19 PM
Oregon CB Deommodore Lenoir recently had virtual meetings with the New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts, Carolina Panthers and San Francisco 49ers.Link to story
NFL | Larnel Coleman meets with teams Wed Feb 24, 02:45 PM
Massachusetts OT Larnel Coleman recently had virtual meetings with the New York Jets, Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Chargers.Link to story
NFL | Several teams interested in Brevin Jordan Wed Feb 24, 01:23 PM
Miami (Fla.) TE Brevin Jordan said he has been receiving consistent interest from the Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs this offseason.
|Footballguys view: Jordan has good concentration when the ball is coming his way. He can catch passes naturally with arms extended away from his body, and Jordan is a threat after the catch because of his strength/size combination. Jordan should be considered a late first- or early second-round pick in the 2021 NFL draft.|
NFL | Mac Jones a top-10 pick? Tue Feb 23, 08:56 PM
Alabama QB Mac Jones won't be drafted any lower than the No. 8 pick currently held by the Carolina Panthers, according to Mike Tannenbaum of ESPN.
|Footballguys view: That's a sentiment that many in the scouting community don't share. Jones could be a first-round pick, but going in the top 10 means that guys like Justin Fields or Trey Lance would have to fall. We may have three or four quarterbacks go in the first round, and most of them would be top 10 selections. Jones is smart, accurate and makes quick decisions as a passer. He's a classic pocket passer and won't threaten a defense with his legs. A team like the Saints or the Patriots would be a great fit but they're drafting after no.8 overall.|
NFL | Richard Sherman tops in coverage Tue Feb 23, 08:04 PM
Impending free-agent CB Richard Sherman has the highest coverage grade since 2019 among free-agent cornerbacks, according to Pro Football Focus.Link to story
Richard Sherman player page
NFL | Kawann Short receiving interest Mon Feb 22, 04:07 PM
Free-agent DT Kawann Short (Panthers) said he has received interest from a few teams since his release. Short said he likely will have to accept a one-year contract this offseason.Link to story
Kawann Short player page
NFL | Thomas Graham has talked with several teams Mon Feb 22, 03:20 PM
Oregon CB Thomas Graham Jr. has recently had virtual meetings with the Los Angeles Rams, Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints.Link to story
NFL | Travis Etienne a receiving threat Sun Feb 21, 07:53 PM
Clemson RB Travis Etienne's 588 receiving yards in 2020 were more than he recorded in his first three collegiate seasons combined.
|Footballguys view: Etienne made a concentrated effort to improve as a receiver during his college career. His speed, burst and acceleration make him a big play just waiting to happen anytime he touches the rock. Expect Etienne to be one of the first, if not the first, running backs selected in the 2021 NFL draft.|
NFL | Alijah Vera-Tucker steady inside Sun Feb 21, 07:50 PM
Southern California OG Alijah Vera-Tucker allowed four pressures and two sacks on 849 pass-block snaps over the past two collegiate seasons.Link to story
NFL | Kwity Paye could slide to LB Sun Feb 21, 07:46 PM
Michigan DE Kwity Paye is a candidate to move to outside linebacker in the NFL, according to ESPN's Todd McShay.Link to story
NFL | Penei Sewell a rock in pass protection Sun Feb 21, 07:40 PM
Oregon OT Penei Sewell allowed one sack across the 2018 and 2019 seasons combined and will be a 'starter from day one in the NFL,' according to ESPN's Todd McShay.Link to story
NFL | Avery Williams talks with three teams Sat Feb 20, 05:46 PM
Boise State CB Avery Williams recently had virtual meetings with the Los Angeles Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars and New England Patriots.Link to story
NFL | Ricky Wagner uncertain about future Fri Feb 19, 04:28 PM
Free-agent OT Ricky Wagner (Packers) has not decided if he will play next season or if he will retire, according to a source.Link to story
NFL | Travis Etienne a home run hitter Thu Feb 18, 11:11 PM
Clemson RB Travis Etienne is 'a big-play threat in the mold of Jamaal Charles and Chris Johnson,' according to Bucky Brooks of NFL.com.
|Footballguys view: Etienne finishes his college career as the ACC's all-time leading rusher. He is a disciplined runner who is hard-charging when he sees the hole open up in front of him. Etienne has done great work improving as a receiver out of the backfield and is largely graded as a first-round pick.|
NFL | Michael Carter could carve out role Thu Feb 18, 11:01 PM
North Carolina RB Michael Carter has the all-around skills to become a 'change-of-pace back' at the next level, according to Bucky Brooks of NFL.com.
|Footballguys view: Carter is a dangerous player in space. He can make defenders look silly in the open field as a runner or receiver out of the backfield. Carter is not great at pass-blocking so he'll need to improve in that department if he wants to get on the field as a rookie in 2021.|
NFL | Jermar Jefferson talks with several teams Thu Feb 18, 05:44 PM
Oregon State RB Jermar Jefferson recently had virtual meetings with the San Francisco 49ers, New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers, New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts.
|Footballguys view: Jefferson is a creative runner with some size. He'll break off a 'dead leg' or spin move to create space as a runner, and he's got a gear to get outside if need be. Jefferson is willing between the tackles and can push the pile. He's also a good receiving option out of the backfield. Many see him as a mid-round pick in the 2021 NFL draft.|
NFL | Some view Zach Wilson as QB1 Wed Feb 17, 07:08 PM
BYU QB Zach Wilson is considered to be the QB1 in the 2021 NFL Draft by at least one team, according to Matt Miller of NFLDraftScout.com.
|Footballguys view: It's an interesting report to be sure, and reports indicate that more than one team feels like Wilson is a better prospect than Clemson's Trevor Lawrence. When all is said and done, both of these guys should be top-5 picks in the 2021 NFL draft. We expect Lawrence to go no.1 overall off the board to the Jacksonville Jaguars, and Wilson should be close behind him.|
NFL | Several teams interested in Asante Samuel Wed Feb 17, 02:26 PM
Florida State CB Asante Samuel Jr. has recently had virtual meetings with the Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks, Atlanta Falcons, Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles and Los Angeles Chargers.Link to story
NFL | Jaret Patterson receiving solid interest Wed Feb 17, 02:23 PM
Buffalo RB Jaret Patterson has recently had virtual meetings with the Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, Los Angeles Chargers, New England Patriots and New York Jets.
|Footballguys view: Patterson has a low center of gravity and that helps him run through contact. He has a nose for the end zone, and even though he's not a burner there is another gear he can get to in the open field. Most see Patterson as a late-round pick in the 2021 NFL draft.|
NFL | Daelin Hayes talks with two teams Wed Feb 17, 02:18 PM
Notre Dame DE Daelin Hayes recently had virtual meetings with the Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots. He is scheduled to talk with at least five more teams.Link to story
NFL | Trevor Lawrence expected to be ready for training camp Tue Feb 16, 05:59 PM
Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence (shoulder) underwent successful surgery Tuesday, Feb. 16, and is expected to begin throwing within 4-6 weeks and will be ready for training camp.
|Footballguys view: Lawrence put on a show at his pro day last week, and now he will work on recovery. The surgery was to his non-throwing shoulder, but it's still going to take time for him to get 100 percent healthy. Lawrence is the likely no.1 overall pick and could be the franchise quarterback the Jaguars have been seeking for years.|
NFL | Two teams talk with Tommy Togiai Mon Feb 15, 02:59 PM
Ohio State DT Tommy Togiai recently had virtual meetings with the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots.Link to story
NFL | Interest brewing for JaCoby Stevens Sun Feb 14, 09:32 PM
Louisiana State S JaCoby Stevens said he had a 'great connection' with the New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Falcons, and the Buffalo Bills during the Senior Bowl.Link to story
NFL | Ja'Marr Chase a big-play threat Sun Feb 14, 09:23 PM
Louisiana State WR Ja'Marr Chase led all players with 14 touchdown receptions of 20-plus yards over the past two seasons despite opting out of the 2020 season.
|Footballguys view: Chase is arguably the best receiver in the 2021 NFL draft. He was a consistent target for LSU, thriving when Joe Burrow was under center for the Bayou Bengals in 2019. Chase has good vertical game and can rip away passes above the rim. He's got great 'my ball' mentality, and that shows up on big plays down the field. Chase should be a top-12 pick in the draft.|
NFL | Alim McNeill talking with teams Sun Feb 14, 02:45 PM
North Carolina State DT Alim McNeill has had virtual meetings with the Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks, Jacksonville Jaguars and Indianapolis Colts. He is scheduled to have a meeting with the New Orleans Saints in a few weeks.Link to story
NFL | Darius Stills receiving interest Sun Feb 14, 02:35 PM
West Virginia DT Darius Stills has had virtual meetings with the New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Chargers over the last few days.Link to story
NFL | Chris Hogan returning to lacrosse Sat Feb 13, 02:54 PM
Free agent WR Chris Hogan (Jets) has decided to leave football and declare for the Premier Lacrosse League draft.Link to story
Chris Hogan player page
NFL | Trevor Lawrence surgery details Sat Feb 13, 12:32 PM
Updating previous reports, Clemson QB and NFL Draft prospect Trevor Lawrence (shoulder) will undergo labrum surgery on his left (non-throwing) shoulder Tuesday, Feb. 16, in Los Angeles.
|Footballguys view: Lawrence threw at his pro day, looked great, and now will go under the knife. A 5-6 month recovery period is expected, but Lawrence is expected be fine by training camp.|
NFL | J.J. Watt attracting large crowd Fri Feb 12, 08:11 PM
Free-agent DE J.J. Watt has 'approximately a dozen teams' showing interest in him after his release from the Houston Texans on Friday, Feb. 12, according to ESPN's Ed Werder.
|Footballguys view: No surprise here. When healthy, Watt can still be a disruptive player in this league. Per Werder, four of the interested teams are the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans.|
J.J. Watt player page
NFL | Trevor Lawrence measured at workout Fri Feb 12, 04:30 PM
Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence measured 6-foot-5 5/8, 213 pounds at his workout Friday, 12. He also measured a 10-inch hand.Link to story
NFL | Kendall Wright headed to CFL Fri Feb 12, 01:20 PM
Free agent WR Kendall Wright (Cardinals) signed with the CFL's Toronto Argonauts on Friday, Feb. 12.Link to story
Kendall Wright player page
NFL | Trevor Lawrence having shoulder surgery Fri Feb 12, 11:26 AM
Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence (shoulder) will have surgery on his left (non-throwing) shoulder that will require four to five months of recovery.
|Footballguys view: Lawrence should be ready for training camp...with the Jaguars. He's set to be the no.1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft, and the Jaguars would be fools to pass on him.|
NFL | Zach Wilson excels at deep ball Thu Feb 11, 09:45 PM
Brigham Young QB Zach Wilson completed 20 of his 27 passes thrown at least 30 yards downfield during his junior season.
|Footballguys view: Wilson is a fun player to watch on film. He's a gunslinger in ever sense of the term, and that shows up with his willingness to fire passes deep. Wilson is seen as a top-10 pick in the 2021 NFL draft.|
NFL | Trevor Lawrence to throw Friday Tue Feb 9, 08:32 PM
Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence (shoulder) will throw for NFL scouts Friday, Feb. 12, in order to undergo surgery on his non-throwing shoulder sooner than Clemson's official Pro Day next month.
|Footballguys view: Lawrence doesn't need to throw as he's the no.1 overall pick barring a complete brain fart by the Jaguars. He'll throw at his pro day then shut it down and recover from non-throwing shoulder surgery.|
NFL | Shane Ray headed to Canada Mon Feb 8, 12:26 AM
Former Baltimore Ravens DL Shane Ray signed with the CFL's Toronto Argonauts on Saturday, Feb. 6.Link to story
Shane Ray player page
NFL | Eli Mencer signs with CFL Sat Feb 6, 11:35 PM
Free-agent DE Eli Mencer (Seahawks) signed with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League Tuesday, Feb. 2.Link to story