Fantasy Football News & Views
Giants | G-Men make moves Tue Aug 11, 04:33 PM
Free-agents WR Cody White (Chiefs) and OL Jackson Dennis (Cardinals) signed undisclosed contracts with the New York Giants Tuesday, Aug. 11. TE Kyle Markway and S Mark McLaurin were waived.Link to story
Bears | Ramiz Ahmed waived Tue Aug 11, 04:03 PM
Chicago Bears PK Ramiz Ahmed was waived Tuesday, Aug. 11.Link to story
Titans | A.J. Brown focused on better conditioning Tue Aug 11, 03:51 PM
Tennessee Titans WR A.J. Brown told Jim Wyatt of the team's website that he noticed he looked fatigued in the fourth quarter of games in 2019 and has spent the offseason making sure to avoid a similar fate.'I have to be able to go through the entire game and make my routes look the same. I have to be well-conditioned. ... Looking back at some film, I left some plays out there because I was a little tired. I want to be all-around complete. ... I am definitely in a better place (physically), and I'm in a better shape mentally as well,' Brown said.
|Footballguys view: Brown exploded onto the scene last year as a rookie, averaging a whopping 20.2 yards per catch. However, Brown's lowest YPC total per quarter came in the fourth quarter (14.8). We'll see if this new emphasis on better conditioning helps those numbers late in games this season. The Titans are a run-heavy offense but Brown should work his way into the top-15 for fantasy receivers.|
A.J. Brown player page
Broncos | Phillip Lindsay stronger in 2020 Tue Aug 11, 02:11 PM
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay recently told Mike Klis of 9News that he gained 10 pounds of muscle this offseason.'Feel good, feel fast. That wrist injury (last year) really did a toll on me when it came to working out. ... So I feel really good, I feel explosive and I feel like I'm going to have a (heck of a) season this year,' Lindsay said.Link to story
Phillip Lindsay player page
Dolphins | Matt Breida pegged for 35 percent Tue Aug 11, 12:02 PM
Miami Dolphins RB Matt Breida is expected to receive 35 percent of the touches in the backfield, according to beat writer Cameron Wolfe.Link to story
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Dolphins | Jordan Howard expected to lead Tue Aug 11, 12:01 PM
Miami Dolphins RB Jordan Howard is expected to carry the rushing load in 2020, in the opinion of beat writer Cameron Wolfe. Wolfe expects Howard to receive 50 percent of the backfield touches.Link to story
Jordan Howard player page
Colts | Indy finale for T.Y. Hilton? Mon Aug 10, 10:54 PM
Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton is entering the final season of a five-year, $65 million contract. 'If this is my last year (in Indianapolis), I will give it all I've got,' Hilton said recently in an interview with an Indianapolis TV station.
|Footballguys view: The offense goes through Hilton, or at least the passing game does. He's in line for a productive season and should quickly become QB Philip Rivers favorite target. That means good things for Fantasy GMs who invest in Hilton...and Hilton as he's investing in himself. A big season could mean another big-money deal for the veteran who will turn 31-years old this year.|
T.Y. Hilton player page
Bengals | A.J. Green focused on health Mon Aug 10, 10:42 PM
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green has dedicated much of his offseason training to injury avoidance, including working with a former acquaintance, Reza Hesam, who co-founded Adapt Physical Therapy, which focuses on injury prevention in addition to working on performance.
|Footballguys view: Green is playing on the one-year franchise tag for the Bengals. He wants to stay with the team and wants to continue with them for another four years. In order to do that, Green needs to stay healthy and play at a high level. That's his usual level so long as he's at or near full strength.|
A.J. Green player page
Raiders | Derek Carr primed for best season? Mon Aug 10, 10:23 PM
Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr is poised to have the best season of his career as he'll be playing with the best supporting cast of his career, including RB Josh Jacobs, TE Darren Waller and rookie WR Henry Ruggs III, in the opinion of NFl.com analyst Adam Rank.
|Footballguys view: Carr may be poised to do that but first he must win the starting job. The Raiders went out and added QB Marcus Mariota to the roster this offsason. Carr and Mariota will compete for the starting job in training camp. Both will have those great weapons around to throw to, although Carr is likely the frontrunner due to his experience with the team as the starter.|
Derek Carr player page
Broncos | Andrew Beck making progress Mon Aug 10, 09:43 PM
Denver Broncos TE Andrew Beck (illness) is making good progress in his recovery from COVID-19 and met with the team's medical personnel Monday, Aug. 10.Link to story
Andrew Beck player page
Jaguars | James O'Shaughnessy may return this week Mon Aug 10, 09:36 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars TE James O'Shaughnessy (undisclosed) may be activated from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list this week, according to head coach Doug Marrone.Link to story
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49ers | George Kittle not making progress in talks Mon Aug 10, 09:31 PM
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle has not made much progress in contract extension talks with the 49ers at this point, according to his agent.
|Footballguys view: Kittle is in the final year of his rookie contract but he's not going anywhere. We're expecting him to reset the tight end market when a new contract is done.|
George Kittle player page
Dolphins | Chester Rogers may be slot receiver Mon Aug 10, 08:28 PM
Miami Dolphins WR Chester Rogers is considered the leading candidate for the slot receiver job but will have to compete with at least WR Isaiah Ford and WR Gary Jennings for the job.
|Footballguys view: Rogers has experience at the position and is a good option at the slot when healthy. Do not forget about Jakeem Grant in this competition either as he might be the best of the bunch behind DeVante Parker and Preston Williams.|
Chester Rogers player page
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Gary Jennings player page
Patriots | Sony Michel not guaranteed for Week 1 Mon Aug 10, 07:56 PM
New England Patriots RB Sony Michel's (foot) status for the start of the regular season is uncertain at this point.
|Footballguys view: This is one of the reasons why the Patriots signed veteran free agent RB Lamar Miller on Monday. Michel is still recovering from foot surgery and is currently on the PUP list. If he doesn't show enough progress, the team could put him on PUP to begin the regular season.|
Sony Michel player page
Packers | Green Bay claims Travis Fulgham Mon Aug 10, 06:03 PM
Former Detroit Lions WR Travis Fulgham was claimed off waivers by the Green Bay Packers Monday, Aug. 10.Link to story
Travis Fulgham player page
Buccaneers | Travis Jonsen waived/injured Mon Aug 10, 06:01 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Travis Jonsen (undisclosed) was waived/injured Monday, Aug. 10.Link to story
Patriots | Lamar Miller agrees to deal with Pats Mon Aug 10, 05:45 PM
Free-agent RB Lamar Miller (Texans) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the New England Patriots Monday, Aug. 10. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: The Damien Harris hype train is going to lose a few people upon this news. Miller didn't play in 2019 as he tore his ACL and MCL a year ago. The Patriots are getting quality veteran experience with this move and insurance in the event that Sony Michel struggles with injury. Michel is currently on the PUP list as he continues to recover from offseason foot surgery.|
Lamar Miller player page
Seahawks | Two players waived Mon Aug 10, 05:05 PM
Seattle Seahawks RB Anthony Jones and CB Brian Allen were waived Monday, Aug. 10.Link to story
Dolphins | Miami adding Nate Wieting Mon Aug 10, 04:43 PM
Former Cleveland Browns TE Nate Wieting was claimed off waivers by the Miami Dolphins Monday, Aug. 10, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Wieting was picked up as an undrafted free agent out of Iowa in 2020. He's not like other Iowa TEs in the league like George Kittle, T.J. Hockenson or Noah Fant. In four seasons with the Hawkeyes, Wieting went from walk on to starter but only caught 13 total passes in his career. He was often banged up in college, having surgeries on his shoulder, knee and foot. He'll be a long-shot for the Dolphins roster and may just be looking to impress enough to stay around on the practice squad.|
Saints | Alvin Kamara opens up about knee injury Mon Aug 10, 03:57 PM
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara told reporters Monday, Aug. 10, that he 'tore his knee' in Week 6 against the Jacksonville Jaguars and 'was dealing with it the whole season.' He also added that it did not require surgery, but he spent a lot of time in the offseason rehabbing it.
|Footballguys view: Kamara didn't look like himself in 2019 while playing around 75 percent healthy (at best). If fully healthy, Kamara should produce at the expected level and score more touchdowns compared to last year when he only hit pay dirt six times. His skill set and health status make Kamara a top-4 pick for Fantasy GMs no matter the format.|
Alvin Kamara player page
Raiders | Hunter Renfrow losing primary slot duties? Mon Aug 10, 02:22 PM
Adding more context to a previous report, Las Vegas Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III is expected to begin his pro career as the primary slot receiver ahead of Hunter Renfrow, according to comments made by offensive coordinator Greg Olson.'We'll start with Ruggs III in the slot and do some things with Ruggs. But those guys (Ruggs and Bryan Edwards) are very multiple in what they can do and that's the goal is to be able to move all of them around to different spots; the one, two or three position at the wide receiver,' Olson said recently.
|Footballguys view: Ruggs has a ton of speed and was the team's first-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft. He can operate from the slot or on the outside. The team might want to have him begin in the slot where he can get off the line cleanly and quickly. While Ruggs is playing the slot, it does take Renfrow out of that spot. As a rookie in 2019, Renfrow was targeted 71 times, catching 49 passes for 605 yards and four touchdowns.|
Hunter Renfrow player page
Bengals | Joe Mixon poised for great things in 2020? Mon Aug 10, 01:48 PM
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon 'could be as well-positioned as Christian McCaffrey was a year ago to explode,' according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora. According to La Canfora, head coach Zac Taylor 'truly began to understand and appreciate' Mixon's ability over the second half of last season and intends to lean on him heavily in 2020.
|Footballguys view: The Bengals offense projects to be more exciting with rookie no.1 overall pick QB Joe Burrow at the helm. Burrow is a great passer but expect the team to run the ball with Mixon early and often to take the pressure off the rookie. Mixon has been a top-12 fantasy running back each of the last two seasons, and that will once again be the case. He's a late first- or early second-round pick in fantasy drafts right now.|
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Patriots | New England taking a look at two free agents Mon Aug 10, 01:22 PM
Free-agent TE Jordan Leggett (Buccaneers) and DT Darius Kilgo (Lions) are visiting with the New England Patriots on Monday, Aug. 10. If all goes well with the COVID-19 testing and physicals, then the expectation is the Patriots will sign both, according to sources via NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
|Footballguys view: The Patriots have a pair of talented rookies at the tight end position (Devin Asiasi, Dalton Keene) but they may want more experience in the room. Leggett has always had potential as a pro player but he's far from played up to said potential.|
Jordan Leggett player page
Colts | T.Y. Hilton feeling better Mon Aug 10, 01:14 PM
Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) is reportedly feeling good and believes he has 'maybe a couple more days' before he is ready to practice, although the team's training staff may hold him back for a week just to be on the safe side.
|Footballguys view: Hilton is looking to stay healthy and show off with his new QB Philip Rivers. As the Colts top option, Hilton could outperform his current ADP of WR24 (5.09) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
T.Y. Hilton player page
Bengals | A.J. Green impressing Mon Aug 10, 11:41 AM
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green impressed teammates with his athleticism last week. 'We're just running routes and haven't gone full speed against the defense,' said tight end C.J. Uzomah, who had to laugh at sophomore tight end Drew Sample's reaction when they ran routes. 'Drew only saw him last year for, what, that first practice? He said, 'I forgot how explosive he is.' I told him, 'You haven't seen the half of it yet.''
|Footballguys view: We're keeping our fingers crossed that Green can look like his old self. Green is playing on the one-year franchise tag but wants to stay with the Bengals with one more contract. Playing like he used to would be a boost for the offense, and Green should become a favorite target of rookie QB Joe Burrow.|
A.J. Green player page
Packers | Allen Lazard the favorite for WR2 Mon Aug 10, 10:05 AM
Green Bay Packers WR Allen Lazard is the overwhelming favorite to start opposite of WR Davante Adams. Lazard was second on the team with 13 receptions on third down last year.
|Footballguys view: Lazard is big and can outmuscle smaller defenders for the ball. He's set to get a large amount of passes thrown his way as the no.2 receiver catching the rock from Aaron Rodgers. Lazard has a current ADP of WR58 (13.11) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
Football Team | Bryce Love one to watch Mon Aug 10, 09:14 AM
Washington Football Team RB Bryce Love (knee) is looking and feeling well, and he could be a surprise in the backfield, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: Love followed up Christian McCaffrey at Stanford and was a fantastic college running back when healthy. A knee injury caused his production to decline and that injury lingered into his first pro season in 2019. Last year served as a redshirt season for Love. Even though they picked him up in the fourth round, Washington wanted to get Love back to full strength. Now, it seems like he's there and has the playmaking ability to be a difference maker in the NFL. Love will compete with guys like Adrian Peterson and Antonio Gibson for playing time in 2020.|
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NFL | Derrius Guice finds no takers Sun Aug 9, 07:18 PM
Free-agent RB Derrius Guice (Football Team) passed through waivers unclaimed Sunday, Aug. 9.
|Footballguys view: Guice has domestic violence charges pending against him and those will need to be cleaned up before another team takes a chance on him.|
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Ravens | Kenjon Barner likely to join Ravens Sun Aug 9, 06:07 PM
Free-agent RB Kenjon Barner (Falcons) is expected to sign with the Baltimore Ravens in the near future, according to a source.Link to story
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Seahawks | John Ursua placed on COVID list Sun Aug 9, 05:45 PM
Seattle Seahawks WR John Ursua was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday, Aug. 9.Link to story
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Buccaneers | Ke'Shawn Vaughn officially activated Sun Aug 9, 05:43 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn was officially activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday, Aug. 9.Link to story
Panthers | TreVontae Hights let go Sun Aug 9, 05:39 PM
Carolina Panthers WR TreVontae Hights was waived Sunday, Aug. 9.Link to story
49ers | Jordan Reed officially part of SF Sun Aug 9, 04:39 PM
Free-agent TE Jordan Reed (Football Team) officially signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Aug. 9. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Don't let this change your view of George Kittle. Reed could help patch up the injuries and inexperience at slot receiver as much as he could force his way into two tight end sets and take a few targets away from Kittle.|
Jordan Reed player page
Browns | Michael Dunn joins Cleveland Sun Aug 9, 04:31 PM
Free-agent OG Michael Dunn (Dolphins) signed with the Cleveland Browns Sunday, Aug. 9. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived TE Nate Wieting.Link to story
Bills | Duke Williams off COVID list Sun Aug 9, 02:47 PM
Buffalo Bills WR Duke Williams was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday, Aug. 9. The team also released CB Akeem King.
|Footballguys view: King was possibly in the mix for the last roster spot at corner after EJ Gaines opted out, but the team didn't see anything worth keeping in his very short stint with the team. Williams is a solid blocking wide receiver and had his moments last year, but could be on the outside looking in after the Bills drafted two wide receivers and traded for Stefon Diggs this offseason.|
Football Team | Logan Thomas ready to practice Sun Aug 9, 02:24 PM
Washington Football Team TE Logan Thomas was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday, Aug. 9.
|Footballguys view: Thomas has a chance to lead the Washington tight ends in receptions. The former quarterback has flashed excellent hands and athleticism in a small sample with the Lions. Leading the Washington tight end group is still probably not a path to fantasy relevance, but Thomas is worth monitoring in deep tight end premium leagues.|
Logan Thomas player page
Packers | Green Bay meet with Malik Turner Sun Aug 9, 01:17 PM
Free-agent WR Malik Turner (Seahawks) met with the Green Bay Packers Friday, Aug. 7.Link to story
Cowboys | Dallas makes roster moves Sun Aug 9, 01:10 PM
Dallas Cowboys WR Jon'Vea Johnson and CB Saivion Smith were activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday, Aug. 9. The team also released WR Kendrick Rogers.Link to story
Jon'Vea Johnson player page
Lions | Detroit waives five players Sun Aug 9, 09:33 AM
The Detroit Lions waived WR Chris Lacy, OG Josh Garnett, LB Christian Sam, DE Jonathan Wynn and DB Michael Jackson Sunday, Aug. 9.
|Footballguys view: Garnett was once a first round pick for the Chip Kelly 49ers. Lacy has length and had hung around the Lions roster a few times in the last two years, so he could surface again elsewhere.|
Christian Sam player page
Dolphins | Chester Rogers signed Sun Aug 9, 09:31 AM
The Miami Dolphins signed free-agent WR Chester Rogers (Colts) to a one-year contract Sunday, Oct. 9. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Rogers, Isaiah Ford, and Jakeem Grant will compete to be the #3 receiver behind DeVante Parker and Preston Williams. Williams isn't a sure thing to be ready for Week 1, so there's an outside chance that Rogers starts Week 1. He can also help on special teams. The Dolphins needed camp bodies who can contribute after Allen Hurns and Albert Wilson opted out.|
Chester Rogers player page
Bengals | A.J. Green working to avoid injuries Sat Aug 8, 11:06 PM
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green said his training regiment is designed to help him avoid the injuries he has dealt with the last couple of seasons. 'We did more stuff in testing those ankles, strengthen those ankles, strengthen these toes, learning how to land better,' Green said. 'Just little things like that I didn't do in previous years.'
|Footballguys view: Green has missed some or all of the season due to leg/foot injuries three of the last four years, but he has still been an elite fantasy option when he is on the field. His ADP isn't that different than it was at this time last year, when we already knew that he was injured and going to miss some regular season time.|
A.J. Green player page
Giants | Two players meet with Giants Sat Aug 8, 08:08 PM
Free-agent OT Jackson Dennis (Cardinals) and WR Cody X. White (Chiefs) recently met with the New York Giants.Link to story
Lions | Travis Fulgham let go Sat Aug 8, 06:02 PM
Detroit Lions WR Travis Fulgham was released Saturday, Aug. 8.
|Footballguys view: Fulgham was trying to work his way up the depth chart with uncertainty at outside receiver in the future. He spent time on the roster last year and his size and contested catch skills could get him into another camp or onto a practice squad in the future.|
Travis Fulgham player page
Lions | T.J. Hockenson back on roster Sat Aug 8, 05:17 PM
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Aug. 8.
|Footballguys view: Hockenson had some big-time flashes last year as a rookie. He's got the talent to be one of the best tight ends in the league, but Hockenson needs to stay healhty and gel further with QB Matthew Stafford. Hockenson played in 12 games last year before an ankle injury ended his first pro season. In mid-June, Hockenson was back to running routes but was not 100 percent healthy. We'll know more about his status as camp rolls on. Hockenson has breakout potential in 2020 with a current ADP of TE14 (13.03) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
T.J. Hockenson player page
Vikings | Tony Brooks-James cut Sat Aug 8, 05:14 PM
Minnesota Vikings RB Tony Brooks-James was waived Saturday, Aug. 8.Link to story
Browns | Three players activated Sat Aug 8, 05:04 PM
Cleveland Browns S Karl Joseph (undisclosed) and TE Pharaoh Brown (undisclosed) were activated from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Saturday, Aug. 8. The team also activated WR J'Mon Moore (undisclosed) from the Active/Non-Football Injury list.Link to story
Karl Joseph player page
J'Mon Moore player page
Browns | Jarvis Landry ready to return Sat Aug 8, 05:03 PM
Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry (hip) was activated from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Saturday, Aug. 8.
|Footballguys view: The move to put Landry on the PUP list was mostly procedural as he was always expected to be ready for the start of the regular season. Landry had hip surgery back in February and has been on the road to recovery since then. If QB Baker Mayfield has a bounce-back year in 2020 it's good news for all receivers in the passing game. Landry is a steady flex play in PPR leagues, coming off the board at WR33 (7.08) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
Jarvis Landry player page
Dolphins | Four players off COVID list Sat Aug 8, 04:25 PM
Miami Dolphins DT Raekwon Davis, DT Benito Jones, OG Solomon Kindley and WR Kirk Merritt were activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Aug. 8.Link to story
Dolphins | Miami adding Ricardo Louis Sat Aug 8, 04:06 PM
Free-agent WR Ricardo Louis (Dolphins) agreed to terms with the Miami Dolphins Saturday, Aug. 8, according to a source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: The Dolphins had two receivers (Allen Hurns, Albert Wilson) opt out for the 2020 season. Adding Louis for veteran depth makes sense. Louis was signed to a one-year deal (as an ERFA) earlier this year but was cut back in July. A neck injury (2018) and knee injury (2019) has kept Louis off the field for the last two regular seasons. Once thought of as a long-shot for the 53-man roster, his chances are better now.|
Ricardo Louis player page
Bills | Devin Singletary a breakout candidate Sat Aug 8, 03:42 PM
Buffalo Bills RB Devin Singletary is a strong Year 2 breakout candidate, according to NFL.com analyst Maurice Jones-Drew. 'Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll will give his second-year back plenty of opportunities in both the run and pass games after watching Singletary excel between the tackles and as a pass catcher,' Jones-Drew wrote. 'With the entire Bills' offense trending in the right direction, I'm projecting that Singletary will get 250 carries, 1,300 scrimmage yards and eight to 10 TDs in Year 2.'
|Footballguys view: Singletary had a strong rookie season in 2019. He's got great balance and vision as a runner, and Singletary knows how to pick up extra yardage after contact. With the Bills passing offense likely improved, that will continue to take away the attention of opposing defenses. Reports earlier this offseason indicate the Bills want to get Singletary more involved in the passing game this season. His current ADP (RB25, 4.08) could prove to be quite the value pick if he breaks out in 2020.|
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