Fantasy Football News & Views
Packers | Aaron Rodgers unlikely to leave Green Bay (Tue Jan 26, 03:48 PM) [jump to this story]
Rams | GM refuses to commit to Jared Goff (Tue Jan 26, 02:47 PM) [jump to this story]
Buccaneers | Antonio Brown should be ready (Tue Jan 26, 12:29 PM) [jump to this story]
Steelers | Bud Dupree will be ready for camp Wed Jan 27, 01:18 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent LB Bud Dupree (knee) said he is ahead of schedule in his recovery and will be ready for the start of training camp.Link to story
Bud Dupree player page
Buccaneers | Antonio Brown expected to sit this week Wed Jan 27, 01:16 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown (knee) likely will not participate in practice this week, according to head coach Bruce Arians.Link to story
Antonio Brown player page
Lions | Matthew Stafford receiving a ton of interest Wed Jan 27, 11:28 AM
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford has garnered interest from about one-third of the NFL, according to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport, who opines the team could get a first-round pick for him.Link to story
Matthew Stafford player page
Buccaneers | Jordan Whitehead not ruled out Wed Jan 27, 09:41 AM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Jordan Whitehead (shoulder), who is dealing with a labrum injury and additional shoulder issues, hasn't been ruled out for the Super Bowl.Link to story
Jordan Whitehead player page
Seahawks | Shane Waldron hired by Seattle Wed Jan 27, 09:40 AM
Los Angeles Rams passing game coordinator Shane Waldron will be hired by the Seattle Seahawks as offensive coordinator Wednesday, Jan. 27, according to sources.Link to story
Buccaneers | Bruce Arians not looking to retire Wed Jan 27, 09:29 AM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said he would not consider retirement if the Bucs won the Super Bowl.Link to story
Steelers | Anthony McFarland in a good spot? Tue Jan 26, 10:34 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Anthony McFarland could be a beneficiary of Matt Canada's promotion to offensive coordinator because of his success under Canada during their time at the University of Maryland, according to Mark Kaboly of The Athletic.Link to story
Jaguars | Chris Thompson on his way out? Tue Jan 26, 10:17 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Chris Thompson 'isn't the long-term answer' as a third-down back because of his injury history and the emergence of RB James Robinson, in the opinion of Garry Smits of The Florida Times-Union.Link to story
Chris Thompson player page
Browns | Odell Beckham Jr. on track Tue Jan 26, 10:10 PM
Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. (knee) is on track in his recovery from surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to general manager Andrew Berry.Link to story
Odell Beckham Jr player page
Chargers | Bolts to be more aggressive on offense Tue Jan 26, 07:43 PM
Los Angeles Chargers offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said Tuesday, Jan. 26, the team will be more aggressive in 2021 because he's a 'big fan of going for it on fourth down.' Lombardi cited data as showing NFL coaches generally aren't aggressive enough.Link to story
Lions | Dave Fipp officially flips to Detroit Tue Jan 26, 07:26 PM
Updating a previous story, former Philadelphia Eagles special teams coordinator Dave Fipp was officially hired to the same position with the Detroit Lions Tuesday, Jan. 26. Contract terms weren't disclosed.Link to story
49ers | Jeff Wilson Jr. re-ups Tue Jan 26, 06:55 PM
San Francisco 49ers RB Jeff Wilson Jr. signed a one-year contract Tuesday, Jan. 26, but financial terms weren't disclosed.
|Footballguys view: He was scheduled to be a restricted free agent at the end of the league year. Instead, Wilson is staying with the 49ers where he can be a valuable reserve player they can trust as a spot starter.|
Jeff Wilson player page
Buccaneers | Tampa Bay hosts two visits Tue Jan 26, 06:44 PM
Free-agent LB Devante Bond (Bears) and DB Nate Brooks (Ravens) visited the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday, Jan. 26.Link to story
Devante Bond player page
Chiefs | Prince Tega Wanogho back on futures deal Tue Jan 26, 06:02 PM
Free-agent OT Prince Tega Wanogho (Chiefs) signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Kansas City Chiefs Tuesday, Jan. 26.Link to story
Dolphins | Terrell Bonds headed to Miami Tue Jan 26, 05:07 PM
Free-agent CB Terrell Bonds (Ravens) signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday, Jan. 26.Link to story
Raiders | Keelan Doss back with Las Vegas Tue Jan 26, 04:57 PM
Free-agent WR Keelan Doss signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Las Vegas Raiders on Tuesday, Jan. 26.
|Footballguys view: Doss was thrust into the lineup for the Raiders back in 2019 but has mainly been a practice squad player for them. We'll monitor him but only in super deep dynasty formats.|
Keelan Doss player page
Bills | Buffalo inks 13 to futures deals Tue Jan 26, 04:52 PM
Free-agent OT Trey Adams, TE Nate Becker, RBs Christian Wade and Antonio Williams, DT Brandin Bryant, DEs Bryan Cox Jr. and Mike Love, WRs Tanner Gentry, Jake Kumerow and Duke Williams, CB Dane Jackson, S Josh Thomas and QB Davis Webb signed Reserve/Future contracts with the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday, Jan. 26.
|Footballguys view: Gentry was a favorite target of QB Josh Allen in college at the University of Wyoming. He's a try-hard slot receiver who has bounced around the league. Let's see if working with Allen again can help him stick on a roster.|
Josh Thomas player page
Jake Kumerow player page
Davis Webb player page
Bryan Cox Jr player page
Tanner Gentry player page
Packers | Green Bay adds six via futures deals Tue Jan 26, 04:38 PM
Free-agent WRs Reggie Begelton and Juwann Winfree, C Jake Hanson, PK JJ Molson, CB KeiVarae Russell and DL Delontae Scott signed Reserve/Future contracts with the Green Bay Packers on Tuesday, Jan. 26.
|Footballguys view: Winfree was an intriguing late-round prospect when the Broncos drafted him a couple of years ago. He needs to stay healthy (that was a problem for him in Denver) but we'll continue to monitor him in super deep dynasty formats.|
KeiVarae Russell player page
Juwann Winfree player page
Falcons | Atlanta sealing the deal on two assistants Tue Jan 26, 04:09 PM
University of Maryland defensive coordinator Jon Hoke is reportedly expected to be named as the new defensive backs coach for the Atlanta Falcons soon, according to sources. The Falcons are also expected to hire former Chicago Bears assistant Ted Monachino as outside linebackers coach.Link to story
Packers | Aaron Rodgers unlikely to leave Green Bay Tue Jan 26, 03:48 PM
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is almost certain to remain with the team in 2021, according to comments made by team president and chief executive officer Mark Murphy on Tuesday, Jan. 26.'I'll say this: There's no way in heck that Aaron is not going to be on the Packers. I mean, he is going to be the MVP of the league, might have had his best year ever. He's our unquestioned leader and, you know, we're not idiots,' Murphy told WNFL Radio.
|Footballguys view: Things seem cold right now between Rodgers and the Packers, but that might not really be the case. Rodgers kind of softened some of his comments in a recent interview with Pat Mcafee. He's too important to that team and those fans, so we have a feeling things will stay in place. Let's see if the future changes that.|
Aaron Rodgers player page
Lions | Dave Fipp likely headed to Detroit Tue Jan 26, 03:46 PM
Philadelphia Eagles special teams coordinator Dave Fipp is reportedly nearing a deal to assume the same title with the Detroit Lions on Tuesday, Jan. 26.Link to story
Rams | Andrew Whitworth intends to play in 2021 Tue Jan 26, 03:32 PM
Los Angeles Rams OT Andrew Whitworth recently told the team he plans to play in 2021, but that the 'entire process is still something he is thinking about,' according to Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic.Link to story
49ers | Nick Mullens underwent surgery in December Tue Jan 26, 03:30 PM
San Francisco 49ers QB Nick Mullens - an impending free agent - underwent elbow surgery in late December of 2020, and the damage was not as extensive as initially feared. As a result, he was able to avoid Tommy John surgery and is expected to be fully recovered by the start of training camp, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.
|Footballguys view: Mullens might have lost some money in the 2020 season. He was once again thrust into action as a starter this past season but did not look good. Mullens might not be more than a below-average backup.|
Nick Mullens player page
49ers | Javon Kinlaw gets some work done on knee Tue Jan 26, 03:24 PM
San Francisco 49ers DL Javon Kinlaw recently underwent a routine 'cleanup' procedure on his right knee - the same knee that caused him to miss the final two games of the 2020 season. Per a team spokesman, the injury is not related to the tendinitis Kinlaw dealt with in college, and he is expected to be a participant during the team's offseason program.Link to story
Giants | NY Giants keeping Ryan Santoso around Tue Jan 26, 02:57 PM
Free-agent P Ryan Santoso (Giants) signed a Reserve/Future contract with the New York Giants on Tuesday, Jan. 26.Link to story
Rams | GM refuses to commit to Jared Goff Tue Jan 26, 02:47 PM
Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff is not guaranteed a roster spot for the 2021 season, according to comments made by general manager Les Snead on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Snead reportedly declined to provide a yes/no answer when he was 'asked repeatedly that there's a scenario' where Goff wouldn't be on the roster and referenced a recent quote from Aaron Rodgers about the future being 'a beautiful mystery,' according to ESPN's Lindsey Thiry.
|Footballguys view: It would be tough to get rid of Goff due to the salary cap, but where there's a will there's a way. Things seem shaky right now for Goff and the Rams, but that could all clear up by the time free agency starts.|
Jared Goff player page
Colts | Indy looking at Scott Milanovich as QB coach Tue Jan 26, 02:19 PM
Former Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback coach Scott Milanovich is reportedly the frontrunner to assume a similar title for the Indianapolis Colts, according to multiple sources.Link to story
Buccaneers | Tristan Wirfs enjoying brilliant rookie year Tue Jan 26, 01:22 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers OT Tristan Wirfs has allowed one sack in 769 pass-block snaps this season, according to Pro Football Focus.Link to story
Buccaneers | Antoine Winfield to suit up Tue Jan 26, 12:35 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Antoine Winfield Jr. (ankle) is expected to be ready to play in Super Bowl LV, according to sources.Link to story
Chiefs | Le'Veon Bell to play Tue Jan 26, 12:33 PM
Kansas City Chiefs RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) is expected to be ready to play in Super Bowl LV, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: Bell will give the team veteran depth behind Clyde Edwards-Helaire. He likely won't do much in the Super Bowl.|
Le'Veon Bell player page
Chiefs | Sammy Watkins expected to go Tue Jan 26, 12:31 PM
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (calf) is expected to be ready to play in Super Bowl LV, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: Whether or not Watkins plays is pretty much irrelevant for the Chiefs offense. They are explosive with him on the field, and they have no problem making plays when he misses time...and he misses quite a bit of time.|
Sammy Watkins player page
Buccaneers | Antonio Brown should be ready Tue Jan 26, 12:29 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown (knee) is expected to be ready to play in Super Bowl LV, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: Brown had to miss the NFC Championship Game and now with more time to get healthy we should see him in the big game. That means Scotty Miller or Tyler Johnson might get fewer snaps in the Super Bowl.|
Antonio Brown player page
Packers | Jordan Love not ready Tue Jan 26, 11:12 AM
Green Bay Packers QB Jordan Love would not be the front runner to be the starting quarterback if QB Aaron Rodgers left, in the opinion of beat writer Rob Demovsky. Love struggled with accuracy in practice all season, and quarterback Tim Boyle would be more suited to open the season as starter.
|Footballguys view: Boyle was the backup to Aaron Rodgers for the 2020 season. Love was a first-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft out of Utah State, but he was obviously raw last year at the Senior Bowl and needs more time to develop. Rogers said in an interview "I don't think that there's any reason I wouldn't be back." Stay tuned.|
Tim Boyle player page
Football Team | Jennifer King promoted Tue Jan 26, 08:22 AM
Washington Football team assistant Jennifer King was named assistant running backs coach Tuesday, Jan. 26, which made her the first full-time African-American female positional coach in league history.Link to story
NFL | Martavis Bryant heads to CFL Tue Jan 26, 03:06 AM
Free-agent WR Martavis Bryant (Raiders) signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League Monday, Jan. 25.
|Footballguys view: Bryant has not played since 2018 as the NFL has indefinitely suspended him. He applied for reinstatement in 2019 but now finds himself making a trip up North to keep playing. Perhaps if he performs well in Canada then he could get back to the NFL. It's more likely that his playing days in the NFL are done.|
Martavis Bryant player page
Bears | Cordarrelle Patterson may return Mon Jan 25, 10:17 PM
Chicago Bears impending free-agent RB/WR Cordarrelle Patterson is likely a player the Bears will look to re-sign this offseason.
|Footballguys view: Patterson's new deal won't break the bank. He has versatility on offense and can contribute on special teams. The former first-round pick has never played up to his draft status, but it seems like he's become a solid player for the Bears.|
Cordarrelle Patterson player page
Titans | Marvin Jones an option for TEN? Mon Jan 25, 09:56 PM
Detroit Lions impending free-agent WR Marvin Jones could be an option for the Tennessee Titans if the Titans decide not to re-sign impending free-agent WR Corey Davis this offseason, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Turron Davenport.
|Footballguys view: Davis could move on in free agency, leaving a hole in the WR corps opposite of A.J. Brown. Jones will be looking for a fresh start, and going to Tennessee would make a lot of sense. As in most cases, it will all come down to money and what kind of contract Jones demands on the open market.|
Marvin Jones Jr player page
Ravens | Morgan Cox will not return Mon Jan 25, 09:50 PM
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent LS Morgan Cox has been informed that the Ravens will not re-sign him this offseason.Link to story
Football Team | Kyle Allen out of boot Mon Jan 25, 09:21 PM
Washington Football Team QB Kyle Allen (ankle) is no longer wearing a walking boot on his surgically repaired ankle.
|Footballguys view: Allen is set to be an ERFA in 2021, which means he'll return to Washington. Who he's going to have in the quarterback room next season remains unknown.|
Kyle Allen player page
Bills | Three sign futures deals Mon Jan 25, 08:58 PM
Free-agent WR Jake Kumerow, RB Antonio Williams and WR Tanner Gentry signed Reserve/Future contracts with the Buffalo Bills Monday, Jan. 25, according to sources. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Gentry was Josh Allen's favorite target in college at the University of Wyoming. He's bounced around the league a bit during his short time in the pros. Perhaps reuniting with Allen will help him stick on a roster.|
Jake Kumerow player page
Tanner Gentry player page
Ravens | Chris Board could receive extension Mon Jan 25, 08:40 PM
Baltimore Ravens restricted free-agent LB Chris Board may be a candidate for a multi-year contract extension this offseason because a tender offer may be too expensive for the team.Link to story
Chris Board player page
Ravens | Gus Edwards likely to receive tender Mon Jan 25, 08:09 PM
Baltimore Ravens restricted free-agent RB Gus Edwards likely will receive a tender offer this offseason, but the team may need to use the first-round or second-round tender offer on Edwards.
|Footballguys view: We'll see how much they want to keep Edwards around as a rotational player with J.K. Dobbins. The team would not receive any compensation if they used the original-round tender because Edwards was an undrafted free agent.|
Gus Edwards player page
NFL | Kyle Trask to miss Senior Bowl Mon Jan 25, 08:08 PM
Florida QB Kyle Trask (ankle) will not participate in the Senior Bowl because of an ankle injury.
|Footballguys view: Trask is a pocket passer with confidence and accuracy. He's seen as a mid-round pick in the 2021 NFL draft but with a good performance at the Senior Bowl he could've snuck into the second round.|
Packers | No contract talks with Corey Linsley yet Mon Jan 25, 07:59 PM
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent C Corey Linsley said he has not had any contract talks with the Packers at this point.Link to story
Buccaneers | Jordan Whitehead's status uncertain Mon Jan 25, 06:39 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Jordan Whitehead's (shoulder) availability for Super Bowl LV is uncertain at this point because of the shoulder injury he suffered during the NFC Championship game, according to head coach Bruce Arians.Link to story
Jordan Whitehead player page
Ravens | Two may compete for No. 2 QB job Mon Jan 25, 06:26 PM
Baltimore Ravens QB Tyler Huntley and Trace McSorley may compete for the No. 2 quarterback job during training camp, according to general manager Eric DeCosta. DeCosta did not rule out the possibility of signing a veteran quarterback at some point.
|Footballguys view: Huntley was thrust into action in the playoffs when Lamar Jackson was hurt and showed the game is not too big for him. Both quarterbacks are mobile and can damage a defense with their legs. We'll see how that competition shakes out in training camp next season.|
Trace McSorley player page
Ravens | Mark Andrews may receive extension Mon Jan 25, 06:25 PM
Baltimore Ravens TE Mark Andrews is one of the players the team will try to sign to a contract extension, according to general manager Eric DeCosta.
|Footballguys view: That sounds about right. Andrews, a third-round pick out of Oklahoma in the 2018 NFL draft, is not only a favorite target of QB Lamar Jackson but he's one of the best tight ends in the game. Heading into a contract year in 2021, Andrews could get paid sooner rather than later in a move that would ultimately save the Ravens money so long as Andrews continues to play at a high level.|
Mark Andrews player page
Patriots | New England works out Jordan Suell Mon Jan 25, 06:05 PM
Undrafted free-agent WR Jordan Suell (Southern Oregon) recently worked out for the New England Patriots.Link to story
Saints | Four allowed to hit free agency Mon Jan 25, 06:03 PM
New Orleans Saints practice squad LS John Denney, WR Tommylee Lewis, C Cameron Tom and PK Blair Walsh had their contracts expire Monday, Jan. 25.Link to story
Blair Walsh player page
Tommylee Lewis player page
Rams | Derrick Moncrief no longer under contract Mon Jan 25, 06:00 PM
Los Angeles Rams practice squad LB Derrick Moncrief had his contract expire Monday, Jan. 25.Link to story