Fantasy Football News & Views
NFL | Richard Sherman looking for contender Sat Jun 12, 07:09 PM
Free-agent CB Richard Sherman (49ers) said he wants to sign with a Super Bowl contender and is waiting for the right opportunity.Link to story
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NFL | Johnathan Joseph retires Thu Jun 10, 03:41 PM
Free-agent CB Johnathan Joseph (Cardinals) announced his retirement from professional football Thursday, June 10.Link to story
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NFL | Frank Gore may consider retirement Sun Jun 6, 06:00 PM
Free-agent RB Frank Gore (Jets) said he believes he can still play in the NFL but will consider retirement if the right situation does not present itself.
|Footballguys view: Gore, 37, averaged 3.5 yards per carry on 187 carries for the Jets in 2020. He's still got something left in the tank and can contribute as veteran depth in a backfield. Gore wants to return to the 49ers, the team that drafted him back in 2005, but they've got little room for the veteran. We'll see if the right situation pops up for Gore, but he's at the point in his career where a team might not come calling until training camp - or beyond that if at all.|
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NFL | Danny Vitale retires Sun Jun 6, 11:22 AM
Free-agent FB Danny Vitale (Patriots) announced his retirement from professional football in a post on his LinkedIn account Sunday, June 6.
|Footballguys view: Following Vitale's release last week, Jakob Johnson is entrenched as the Patriots fullback after entering the league via the International Player Pathway Program in 2019. He played linebacker in college at Tennessee after growing up in Germany.|
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NFL | Richard Sherman could wait out training camp Sat Jun 5, 10:37 AM
Free-agent CB Richard Sherman (49ers) is considering waiting out training camp before signing a deal with a contending team, according to multiple sources.
|Footballguys view: Any team that wants to sign Sherman will have to make sure his calf strain that ruined 2020 is ok, but assuming it is, he'll slot in as a clear starter, perhaps even back with the 49ers or Seahawks, his two old teams. The Jets don't seem to have a shot if Sherman is limiting his options to contenders.|
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NFL | Interest in Geno Atkins ample Fri Jun 4, 02:22 PM
Free agent DT Geno Atkins (Bengals) is expected to be recovered from his torn rotator cuff by July 1. Atkins is scheduled for a visit with the Dallas Cowboys' team doctor in a later in June, and multiple teams also are interested, according a source.
|Footballguys view: Atkins should be a great addition to a defensive line rotation even though he probably isn't a core piece any longer. The Cowboys could definitely use his talents as they rebuild their defense.|
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NFL | Frank Gore wants to continue career Thu Jun 3, 07:03 PM
Free-agent RB Frank Gore (Jets) said he wants to continue his playing career but hopes to join a playoff team and is willing to wait for the right opportunity.
|Footballguys view: We would love to see Gore join a running back needy contender mid-season and put his stamp on their backfield. He's unlikely to have fantasy value wherever he lands if he finds a new home, but his presence could muddy the picture for the other backs.|
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NFL | Jared Veldheer plans to retire Sat May 29, 12:25 PM
Free-agent OT Jared Veldheer (Packers) said he plans to retire this offseason. He has been suspended six games by the NFL.Link to story
NFL | Le'Veon Bell in no rush to sign Fri May 28, 03:07 PM
Free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell (Chiefs) said he will sign with a team when he is ready and believes he will play very well in 2021. Bell said he did not succeed with the New York Jets because of the play calling.
|Footballguys view: With two teams last year (Jets/Chiefs) Bell didn't do much. He finished the 2020 season with 82 carries for 328 yards and two touchdowns to go along with 16 catches for 138 yards. Bell is not the same player he used to be but could give some team veteran depth. He might not get signed until we get closer or into training camp.|
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NFL | Jared Veldheer receives suspension Thu May 27, 04:52 PM
Free-agent OT Jared Veldheer (Packers) has been suspended for the first six games of the 2021 season.Link to story
NFL | Adam Vinatieri calling it a career Wed May 26, 03:14 PM
Free-agent PK Adam Vinatieri (Colts) announced on The Pat McAfee Show on Wednesday, May 26, that he is retiring from football.Link to story
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NFL | Julian Edelman insists he's done Thu May 20, 01:54 PM
Retired WR Julian Edelman (Patriots) downplayed speculation that he will return to re-join former teammates Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski in Tampa Bay. 'I'm a one-team guy,' Edelman told NFL Network's Michael Irvin. 'My knees (are) breaking down, I'm not gonna sit here, you know, I got everything I wanted,' he added. 'I got three rings, played in a magical dynasty, with an unbelievable franchise coach, best quarterback of all time, like, yo, I'm not a greedy guy. I played to win, I played to compete, I don't need anything else to prove. I'm good with what I did, I left it all out on the field.'
|Footballguys view: Edelman is probably being tactful here when the reality is that his knee won't allow him to play to previous levels and the Bucs already have a surplus of quality wide receivers even with Antonio Brown's signing being put on hold because of knee surgery and the need to pass a physical.|
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NFL | Steven Nelson not lacking for suitors Wed May 12, 01:54 PM
Free-agent DB Steven Nelson (Steelers) has reportedly received interest or heard from 14 teams this offseason, according to a source via ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. Per Fowler, the Houston Texans, Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles, Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills are among the interested teams.Link to story
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NFL | Teams in on Shaquem Griffin Mon May 10, 08:58 AM
Free-agent LB Shaquem Griffin (Seahawks) has several teams interested in him as a full-time pass rusher.Link to story
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NFL | Dede Westbrook receiving calls Fri May 7, 10:21 AM
Free-agent WR Dede Westbrook (knee) has received interest from several teams six months removed from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
|Footballguys view: Westbrook will get a new job before the start of the regular season for a team in need of speed at the wide receiver position. He looks to be on track for a training camp in August. We'll see if some team signs him before then to get him ready for the regular season - and we'll see if he still has that trademark speed post knee injury.|
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NFL | Richard Sherman talking to four teams Sat May 1, 10:32 AM
Free-agent CB Richard Sherman (49ers) said that he has had conversations this offseason with the Las Vegas Raiders, New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks.Link to story
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NFL | Payton Turner may be selected early Thu Apr 29, 04:35 PM
Houston DE Payton Turner is a candidate to be selected in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, some NFL executives told ESPN's Adam Schefter.Link to story
NFL | Tim Tebow aiming to return as TE Thu Apr 29, 02:45 PM
Free agent/retired TE/QB Tim Tebow recently reached out to the Jacksonville Jaguars and head coach Urban Meyer, his former college coach, and requested a tryout as a tight end, per a source Thursday, April 29. The Jaguars are weighing the decision.
|Footballguys view: It's a crazy day in the NFL, so Tebow wants to return now...why not? Tebow played under Urban Meyer in college and could bring fire and energy to the field as an H-back/tight end.|
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NFL | Jake Curhan dealing with heart issue Thu Apr 29, 01:49 PM
University of California OT and 2021 NFL Draft prospect Jake Curhan has been removed from several teams' draft board after recent medical tests revealed he has a heart issue, per a source Thursday, April 29. He is now expected to be a post-draft priority free agent.Link to story
NFL | Mac Jones perfect in the red zone in 2020 Tue Apr 27, 10:39 PM
Alabama QB Mac Jones threw for 20 touchdowns versus zero interceptions inside the 20 last season, according to Pro Football Focus.Link to story
NFL | Trevon Moehrig a force to be reckoned with Tue Apr 27, 10:22 PM
Texas Christian University S Trevon Moehrig had forced 22 incompletions since the start of the 2019 season - the most by any safety in college football over that span - according to Pro Football Focus.Link to story
NFL | Ereck Flowers agrees to altered deal Tue Apr 27, 02:53 PM
Washington Football Team OL Ereck Flowers agreed to a restructured contract as a condition of his trade from the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday, April 27. The Dolphins will give Flowers a $6 million signing bonus while Washington will pay him a $3 million base salary.Link to story
NFL | Injury history a concern for Azeez Ojulari Tue Apr 27, 02:40 PM
Georgia DE/LB Azeez Ojulari was reportedly red-flagged for a degenerative lower leg condition during recent combine medicals in Indianapolis, according to Pro Football Network's Tony Pauline.Link to story
NFL | Rashawn Slater's injury history not a big deal Tue Apr 27, 02:34 PM
Northwestern OT Rashawn Slater has dealt with back issues throughout his playing career, but they reportedly are 'not enough of a concern to hurt his draft stock' after they were looked into during recent combine medicals in Indianapolis, according to Pro Football Network's Tony Pauline.Link to story
NFL | Carlos Basham's motor questioned Tue Apr 27, 09:59 AM
Wake Forest DE Carlos Basham Jr. is a versatile prospect that could go in the first round of the NFL draft, but one rival scout questioned his motor. 'Talented guy, but man, he is not physical, lacks passion, lacks urgency,' an AFC executive said. 'He could be very good if he wanted to.'Link to story
NFL | Sutton Smith back on the radar? Mon Apr 26, 10:12 PM
Free-agent DE/LB Sutton Smith (Steelers) has transitioned into a fullback and his workout film has 'caught the eye of several teams who feel he could be a Kyle Juszczyk-type player,' according to Pro Football Network's Tony Pauline.Link to story
NFL | Tommy Togiai in Jacksonville's crosshairs? Mon Apr 26, 09:55 PM
Ohio State DL Tommy Togiai is a strong candidate to be selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars at the top of the third round if he is still available, in the opinion of Pro Football Network's Tony Pauline.Link to story
NFL | Jacksonville intrigued by Alim McNeill? Mon Apr 26, 09:38 PM
North Carolina State DT Alim McNeill was observed by the Jacksonville Jaguars among other teams during his pro day Monday, April 26. In the opinion of Pro Football Network's Tony Pauline, McNeill is a strong candidate to be selected by the Jaguars at the top of the third round if he is still available.Link to story
NFL | DeVonta Smith hard to get down Mon Apr 26, 08:26 PM
Alabama WR DeVonta Smith led FBS with 618 receiving yards after contact last season, according to Pro Football Focus.Link to story
NFL | Zach Wilson didn't face much pressure in 2020 Mon Apr 26, 08:04 PM
Brigham Young QB Zach Wilson was kept clean on 78.4 percent of his dropbacks in 2020 - the third-best mark in college football last season - according to Pro Football Focus.Link to story
NFL | Mac Jones rarely stressed in 2020 Mon Apr 26, 07:47 PM
Alabama QB Mac Jones was kept clean on 81.8 percent of his dropbacks in 2020 - the second-best mark in college football last season - according to Pro Football Focus.Link to story
NFL | Sean Lee announces retirement Mon Apr 26, 03:05 PM
Free-agent LB Sean Lee (Cowboys) announced his retirement from professional football Monday, April 26.Link to story
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NFL | Elijah Moore lethal in the slot Sun Apr 25, 11:12 PM
Ole Miss WR Elijah Moore compiled 1,738 yards from the slot over his final two college seasons - the most of any player in college football - according to Pro Football Focus.Link to story
NFL | Patrick Surtain II incredibly stingy in 2020 Sun Apr 25, 11:02 PM
Alabama CB Patrick Surtain II allowed a mere two receptions of at least 20 yards last season, according to Pro Football Focus.Link to story
NFL | Mid-sized chunk gains the norm for Najee Harris Sun Apr 25, 10:45 PM
Alabama RB Najee Harris rushed for at least 10 yards an FBS-best 93 times over the final two seasons of his college career - 15 more such runs over that span than any other player in college football - according to Pro Football Focus.Link to story
NFL | Peyton Ramsey drawing interest Sun Apr 25, 08:54 PM
Northwestern QB Peyton Ramsey has met with the Atlanta Falcons, Cincinnati Bengals, Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft.Link to story
NFL | Jaycee Horn talks with three teams Sun Apr 25, 01:28 PM
South Carolina CB Jaycee Horn said he has had virtual meetings with the New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions during the pre-draft process.Link to story
NFL | Najee Harris an elusive back Sat Apr 24, 10:34 PM
Alabama RB Najee Harris forced 100 missed tackles in 2020, giving him 21 more than any other player in college football.
|Footballguys view: Forcing missed tackles is different than breaking tackles, because last year's leader was Javonte Williams (North Carolina) with 75. Harris is a big back but he's more elusive than one would think for a man his size. He should go off the board in the first round of the 2021 NFL draft.|
NFL | Ja'Marr Chase tough to tackle Sat Apr 24, 10:14 PM
Louisiana State WR Ja'Marr Chase averaged 4.1 yards after contact per reception for his career, the highest mark among Power 5 receivers over the past decade.
|Footballguys view: Chase is a special player and is considered by many to be the best wide receiver in this draft class. He has incredible 'my ball' mentality and can rip away passes from defenders regularly. After the catch, Chase is hard to get a bead on as he can make defenders look silly in the open field. He'll be a first-round pick and perhaps even the first wide receiver off the board in the 2021 NFL draft.|
NFL | Zach Wilson among best at improvising Sat Apr 24, 10:08 PM
Brigham Young QB Zach Wilson's 9.43 yards per attempt on throws outside the pocket in 2020 ranked second among players with at least 50 attempts.Link to story
NFL | Carson Green receiving interest Sat Apr 24, 06:17 PM
Texas A&M OT Carson Green has had virtual meetings with the Tennessee Titans, New York Jets, Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars, Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals and Indianapolis Colts during the pre-draft process. He has also met with the New York Giants twice during the process.Link to story
NFL | Several teams met with Isaiah McDuffie Sat Apr 24, 05:54 PM
Boston College LB Isaiah McDuffie has had multiple virtual meetings with the Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Rams, Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Baltimore Ravens, Detroit Lions, Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots during the pre-draft process.Link to story
NFL | Demar Dotson has received offers Fri Apr 23, 07:43 PM
Free-agent OT Demar Dotson (Broncos) said he has received some veteran minimum offers from teams this offseason but will take his time before signing with a team.Link to story
NFL | Eric Fisher receiving interest Fri Apr 23, 03:27 PM
Free-agent OT Eric Fisher (Chiefs) has talked with multiple teams this offseason.
|Footballguys view: There was some thought Fisher could eventually return to the Chiefs. With them trading for Orlando Brown on Friday, that means the Chiefs have their left tackle already. Fisher is a sound player when healthy and has no shortage of interest.|
NFL | Kyle Pitts a clutch performer Thu Apr 22, 10:02 PM
Florida TE Kyle Pitts had 91 percent of his receptions in 2020 go for first downs or touchdowns.
|Footballguys view: Pitts is a unicorn at the tight end position. Some in the scouting community compare him to Darren Waller (Raiders) as Pitts is a super-sized wide receiver who gets to line up at tight end and take advantage of linebackers or safeties tasked with covering him.|
NFL | Trey Smith a quick study? Thu Apr 22, 09:32 PM
Tennessee OG Trey Smith is a 'Day 1 starter' in the NFL, according to Charles Davis of NFL Network.Link to story
NFL | DeVonta Smith measurements Thu Apr 22, 04:18 PM
Alabama WR DeVonta Smith measured 6-foot 1/4, 166 pounds at the medical combine earlier this month, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: The weight for Smith is a concern for some in the scouting community. He's super fast but he can get pushed off his route by more physical corners. That's the type of coverage he should see on a weekly basis in the NFL. Smith is incredibly gifted as a receiver, but he could stand to gain around 10 pounds of muscle in an NFL weight program.|
NFL | Zach Wilson measured at combine Thu Apr 22, 04:02 PM
Brigham Young QB Zach Wilson measured 6-foot-2, 210 pounds at the medical combine earlier this month.
|Footballguys view: Wilson is likely to be the no.2 pick in the 2021 NFL draft. He could bulk up a little bit and likely will in an NFL weight program. Wilson has a big arm and can make all the throws required in the NFL. He's a scrambler and can be dangerous with his legs as well. Wilson gets comparisons to Patrick Mahomes but those are a bit outlandish for what should be obvious reasons (very few if any players in NFL history are like Mahomes).|
NFL | Zaven Collins bulks up Thu Apr 22, 03:57 PM
Tulsa LB Zaven Collins weighted 270 pounds at the medical combine earlier this week, which is 11 pounds heavier than he was at his Pro Day.Link to story
NFL | Davis Mills has had multiple surgeries Thu Apr 22, 03:11 PM
Stanford QB Davis Mills has undergone four surgeries on his left knee but has not had any of them since 2018.
|Footballguys view: His left knee has been a problem for Mills dating back to his senior year in high school. He ended up wearing a bulky brace on his left knee for most of his career at Stanford. With only 11 career starts and plenty of issues with decision making - especially under duress - there are quite a few concerns with Mills. He should still be a Day 2 or early Day 3 draft pick.|