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1.'Premature' to expect Sanders to be PHI'... (Rotoworld) NJ.com's Zack Rosenblatt said it's "premature" to expect second-round RB Miles Sanders to become the Eagles No. 1 running back. Analysis: Sanders has been sidelined since the start of OTAs, and Rosenblatt believes he's now "behind the eight-ball." Coach Doug Pederson said the plan is to "slowly work him into the mix and see just how he can help us on game day." The Eagles have a stable of veterans -- Jordan Howard, Wendell Smallwood, Corey Clement, etc. -- but none are good enough to keep Sanders off the field when he's caught up and healthy. The question is if that wil... (More)51 minutes
2.Eagles WR JJAW should contribute 'right ... (Rotoworld) NJ.com's Zack Rosenblatt believes second-round WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside "should be able to contribute right away." Analysis: Arcega-Whiteside is now the unquestioned No. 4 receiver behind Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson, and Nelson Agholor. The depth chart is crowded, but the coaching staff is trying to find ways to get him on the field at practice. The Eagles have given JJAW reps in the slot this offseason, even though he almost exclusively played outside at Stanford where he dominated downfield and in the red zone. Arcega-Whiteside is a name to remember if one of the Eagles' starters goes d... (More)1 hour
3.Mike Williams bracing for an 'expanded r... (Rotoworld) Mike Williams expects to have an "expanded role" this season. Analysis: Drafted seventh overall in 2017 following a standout career at Clemson, Williams labored through an injury-plagued rookie campaign before breaking out for a team-high 10 touchdowns in 2018. He only drew 66 targets, though that number figures to rise significantly following the departure of Tyrell Williams this offseason. "I feel I’m going to get a lot more opportunities than I did last year," said Williams of his role in the Chargers' post-Tyrell passing attack. "A lot more balls coming my way. I’m loo... (More)2 hours
4.Campbell 'in the mix' for No. 3 WR dutie... (Rotoworld) According to Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan, Colts second-round WR Parris Campbell "should be in the mix" for No. 3 receiver duties in Indianapolis this year. Analysis: The Colts' receiving depth chart remains unsettled behind locked-in starters T.Y. Hilton and Devin Funchess. Campbell enters training camp with a chance to carve out a role as Indy's third receiver, though with Hilton and Funchess in front of him along with tight ends Eric Ebron and Jack Doyle, the former Buckeye could struggle for consistent targets in a suddenly dense Colts receiving corps.3 hours
5.Tom Brady not sweating contract status (Rotoworld) Tom Brady said he isn't worried about his contract status. Analysis: He's entering the final year of his current contract, though Brady, who has routinely taken less money to help the Patriots fill other needs, is confident New England will take care of him when the time is right. "I think those things work themselves out," said the three-time MVP earlier this month at mandatory minicamp. Going on 42, Brady is coming off another productive season, though he'll have his work cut out for him without Rob Gronkowski in 2019.4 hours
6.O'Brien says Roby 'hasn't done much' (Rotoworld) Texans coach Bill O'Brien admitted CB Bradley Roby "hasn't done much" this offseason. Analysis: He means that quite literally as Roby missed much of the team's offseason program while recovering from a "soft-tissue" injury. Roby was back for the Texans' mandatory minicamp this month, but clearly that wasn't a big enough sample size for O'Brien to evaluate his new secondary piece. "We'll just have to see in training camp," said the sixth-year head coach. After spending the first five years of his career in Denver, Roby defected to the Texans in free agency this offseason... (More)4 hours
7.N'Keal Harry 'didn't have the best minic... (Rotoworld) According to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, Patriots first-round WR N'Keal Harry "didn't have the best minicamp." Analysis: Per Volin, Harry struggled to get open against Stephon Gilmore and also made "a handful of mental mistakes" including lining up in the wrong spot. Struggling against a first-team All-Pro in Gilmore is understandable, though it's worth noting that Harry's separation skills, or lack thereof, were the biggest knock on him coming out of Arizona State. The good news is that Harry received a ton of reps this offseason and still has plenty of time to learn the intr... (More)5 hours
8.Ramsey won't give Jacksonville a discoun... (Rotoworld) Jalen Ramsey said he has no plans to give the Jaguars a hometown discount. Analysis: Ramsey had been looking for a new contract this offseason, but the Jaguars stonewalled him, which didn't sit well with the two-time Pro Bowler. "Next year, especially after I ball, they’re going to come to me, ‘Can’t we get a little discount, 20 percent off?’" said the disgruntled corner at last week's mandatory minicamp. "I’m going to tell them last year you could have gotten that discount. This year, I’m going to need all of that." When his contract is up, Ramsey will probably be looking ... (More)5 hours
9.Smith fined $88K for blowing off minicam... (Rotoworld) Jaguars LB Telvin Smith was fined $88,650 for skipping last week's mandatory minicamp. Analysis: Smith, who confirmed the news himself on his Instagram story, was fined $14,775 for the first day, $29,550 for the second and $44,325 for the third and final day of Jags minicamp. The 2014 fifth-rounder announced last month that he would be taking the season off to "get his world in order," though his locker at the team's facility remains intact. It's possible Smith files retirement paperwork, which would prevent him from future fines while giving Jacksonville an additional $9.75 million in cap... (More)5 hours
10.Dynasty | Kerryon Johnson could have 60 catches (Dynasty League Football) The Detroit Free Press is predicting Kerryon Johnson will be used more in the passing game and finish with 60 catches. Analysis: While you should take local media stat projections with a grain of salt, it isn't a huge stretch to think Johnson could hit that total. As a rookie Johnson had 32 receptions in just 10 games and, as the article from the DFP hinted at, Theo Riddick is not a lock to make the roster. If the Lions were to let Riddick go, Johnson would be in line for even more work in the passing game as his primary back up, C.J. Anderson, isn... (More)16 hours
11.Dynasty | David Montgomery ADP is rising (Dynasty League Football) Rookie running back David Montgomery continues to see wind in his ADP sails following his selection by the Chicago Bears in the 2019 NFL Draft. Analysis: Montgomery's dynasty ADP currently rests at 46, near the end of the fourth round in start-up drafts and continues to rise. In April, his ADP was 73 followed by up an uptick to 64 in May. The Bears moved on from Jordan Howard who never quite fit the new offense. With Tarik Cohen still a valuable asset, the Bears used the draft to tab an early down thumper but with some three down upside. Not known f... (More)17 hours
12.Dynasty | Trayveon Williams says league will pay (Dynasty League Football) Rookie running back Trayveon Williams says "the league will pay" and he expects to "have a day one impact" after he was selected in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Analysis: If Williams' game day performance can match his hubris, the Bengals may have an upside player on their hands. During camp, reports were that Williams received a "ton of work" while Mixon was out and fellow rookie Rodney Anderson continues to recover from an ACL injury. Veteran runner Giovani Bernard is still in the mix as Mixon's primary c... (More)22 hours
13.Dynasty | Daniel Jones the real deal (Dynasty League Football) ESPN analyst Chris Mortensen said early skeptics of rookie quarterback Daniel Jones now believe he's the "real deal" after watching him in camp. Analysis: Dave Gettleman came under fire once again when the Giants selected Jones sixth overall in the 2019 rookie draft. It's wasn't so much that Jones isn't a talent as it was most believe he would have been available much later in the first round. But the old adage of the draft is if you fall in love with a player, go get'em or be prepared to lose him. Gettleman did just tha... (More)22 hours
14.Landry (undisclosed) plays in softball g... (Rotoworld) Jarvis Landry (undisclosed) participated in his charity softball game Saturday. Analysis: "I don’t know if I’ll hit but I’ll definitely be in the field," he said. Landry skipped all of Cleveland's offseason workouts (including mandatory minicamp) with an undisclosed injury, but appears healthy enough to play defense at his charity softball game. We fully expect Landry to be a full participant from Day One at Brown training camp in July.23 hours
15.David Morgan: Undergoes minor knee surgery (RotoWire) Morgan recently underwent minor arthroscopic knee surgery to clean up a lingering injury and should be ready for training camp, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports. Analysis: Morgan injured his knee last season, but was still dealing with lingering issues from it. As a result, he opted to play it safe with the surgery in order to in order to ensure his health going forward. He is projected to provide depth at tight end this season.23 hours
16.Vikings CB Trae Waynes an extension cand... (Rotoworld) St. Paul Pioneer Press' Chris Tomasson reports Vikings CBs Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander are candidates for extensions. Analysis: Minnesota has $4.687 million of cap space after signing Rudolph to a four-year, $36 million extension, which included lowering his 2019 cap number from $7.625 million to $3.55 million. Waynes, who's coincidently represented by Rudolph's agent, is set to make $9.069 million in the final year of his deal. The former No. 11 overall pick in the 2015 draft has yet to live up to his potential, but a potential extension can still be sorted out if he plays beyond his pedigr... (More)1 day
17.Randall Cobb: Showing early chemistry with Dak (RotoWire) Cobb has formed a quick connection with Cowboys QB Dak Prescott, Clarence Hill Jr. of the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram reports. Analysis: Early indications are that the former Packer may be used in different packages than departed slot receiver Cole Beasley, getting more opportunities in the running game on reverses and jet sweeps in addition to routes underneath and over the middle. Cobb isn't likely to see an increase in workload in Dallas, however -- Beasley averaged 5.3 targets per game over the last three seasons, less than Cobb's 6.4 over that same time frame in Green Bay, and second-year receiver Michael Gallup will also be pushing for more loo... (More)1 day
18.Panthers TE Ian Thomas could return for ... (Rotoworld) Panthers TE Ian Thomas (leg) could be ready for training camp. Analysis: Thomas has been sidelined for most of the offseason. His Week 1 status isn't in doubt, but he's looking legitimately questionable for camp. Thomas held his own in seven rookie-year starts and is locked in as Greg Olsen's handcuff.1 day
19.John Ross struggling with consistency (Rotoworld) The Athletic's Jay Morrison reports John Ross has struggled with consistency during spring practices. Analysis: This comes after teammate Tyler Boyd suggested Ross was still having trouble picking up the offense. Ross isn't off to a great start, though that's not surprising given his history of lapses. Playing under a new coaching staff, Ross is entering a make-or-break 2019.1 day
20.Christian Kirk has 'good feel' for offen... (Rotoworld) Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said Christian Kirk has a "good feel" for the offense. Analysis: Kirk has been the Cardinals best receiver during the offseason program. He's fully over his foot issues and has the makings for a second-year breakout in an offense that should be among the most pass heavy in the league. Kirk offers good value at his seventh-round ADP.1 day
21.DeShon Elliott: Could earn roster spot (RotoWire) Elliott is making a good case for a roster spot during offseason minicamps, Baltimore's editorial director Ryan Mink reports. Analysis: Elliott spent his rookie season on injured reserve, but has made an impression so far during spring work. Coach Jim Harbaugh predicted the second-year safety is "going to make a mark." He is currently behind Tony Jefferson and Chuck Clark at strong safety on the team's depth chart.1 day
22.Cody Core: Healthy during spring work (RotoWire) Core (elbow) has been practicing during mandatory minicamp, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official website reports. Analysis: Core suffered a dislocated left elbow in the Bengals' season finale against the Steelers. There has not been much news regarding the injury since, but he has been a full participant at mandatory minicamp. He will be batting to again earn a spot on special teams and as a depth receiver during training camp.1 day
23.Jason Verrett says he's 'on track' for c... (Rotoworld) 49ers CB Jason Verrett (Achilles) is targeting a training camp return. Analysis: Verrett is 11 months removed from his torn Achilles. He told reporters he's "on track" for camp, but he's likely going to start out limited if he gets cleared. Verrett was one of the top corners in the league before injuries wiped out his last three seasons. The 49ers are hoping he can regain enough form to start opposite Richard Sherman.1 day
24.Rico Gathers suspended one game for substance abuse (FantasyPros) Rico Gathers has been suspended by the NFL as a result of his arrest for marijuana possession in September of 2018. Analysis: There was a time when Gathers looked like a potential dynasty stash and upside TE to roster in dynasty formats. However, he's currently irrelevant for fantasy purposes as he's buried on the Cowboys' depth chart behind Jason Witten, Blake Jarwin, and Dalton Schultz.1 day
25.Trent Taylor 'learning a lot' from Wes W... (Rotoworld) The San Francisco Chronicle reports third-year WR Trent Taylor has improved under WR coach Wes Welker Analysis: This isn't a surprise — Taylor and Welker were similar players. Taylor never got fully over his 2017 back surgery last season, leading to a step back from his rookie year. He's been one of the standouts of OTAs now that he's healthy. Taylor is hard to get excited about, but he has the early edge over Richie James for the 49ers' slot role.1 day
26.Richie James behind Taylor for slot role (Rotoworld) NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reports Richie James has fallen behind Trent Taylor for the starting slot role. Analysis: James showed flashes last year but finished with just 14 targets. The 49ers added rookies Deebo Samuel and Jalen Hurd this offseason, so even if Taylor fades, it's not going to be easy for James to hold off competition. James' special teams value should secure his roster spot.1 day
27.Jaguars DE Josh Allen gets in side work (Rotoworld) Jaguars DE Josh Allen (knee) got in some side work at minicamp. Analysis: Allen was expected to skip minicamp, so this suggests he's ahead of schedule. The Jaguars have been playing it safe with Allen to this point. Barring any setbacks, Allen should be full-go for the start of training camp.1 day
28.Chargers unsure on Okung's camp status (Rotoworld) ESPN's Eric Williams reports the Chargers "don't know" if Russell Okung will be ready for training camp. Analysis: Okung is sitting out minicamp with an undisclosed injury. There haven't been many updates, but It's serious enough the Chargers haven't put a timetable on his return. Sam Tevi will fill in at left tackle for Okung, with Trent Scott playing the right side.1 day
29.Dynasty | David Moore makes big jump (Dynasty League Football) Seahawks' head coach Pete Carroll said sophomore receiver David Moore has "made a big jump" Analysis: Carroll, never known for hyperbole (as if), lauded Moore's flexibility and is now moving him around the formation, saying he's really "stepped up". With the departure of Doug Baldwin this off-season, there's a lot of targets to be spread around and Tyler Lockett is the only sure-thing among so many young receivers on the depth chart. Jaron Brown has also recently received praise and rookie DK Metcalf was selected hig... (More)1 day
30.DeAndre Baker signs rookie deal (Rotoworld) Giants signed No. 30 overall pick CB Deandre Baker to a four-year contract. Analysis: It includes a fifth-year option. The Giants traded up to get Baker at the end of Day 1. His aggressive style is a fit for DC James Bettcher's man-to-man scheme, though Baker played mostly zone in college. Baker has repped with the first and second teams during minicamp. He should be a Week 1 starter opposite Janoris Jenkins.1 day
31.Texans withdraw GM offer to Nick Caserio (Rotoworld) The Houston Chronicle reports the Texans have withdrawn their pursuit of Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio. Analysis: The Patriots have also dropped tampering charges. Caserio wasn't worth the draft pick compensation it likely would have taken to get a deal done. With Caserio out of the mix, the Texans may play out 2019 without a GM. Houston figures to take another shot at Caserio next offseason.1 day
32.Kapri Bibbs released by Packers (Rotoworld) Packers released RB Kapri Bibbs. Analysis: Bibbs wasn't needed after the Packers added sixth-round RB Dexter Williams. Getting release at this stage is never a good sign, but Bibbs has enough special teams value to resurface.1 day
33.Colts get third-rounder Bobby Okereke si... (Rotoworld) Colts signed third-round LB Bobby Okereke to a four-year contract. Analysis: The Colts have now signed their entire draft class. Okereke led Stanford with 96 tackles last season — playing a career-high 917 defensive snaps as an every-down linebacker. He has some lapses in coverage, but Okereke will push Anthony Walker for the starting MIKE job this summer.1 day
34.J.D. McKissic in line for 3rd-down work? (Rotoworld) Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times listed J.D. McKissic as one of three candidates competing to be the Seahawks' third-down running back. Analysis: He'll be competing with C.J. Prosise and sixth-round rookie Travis Homer. McKissic likely has a leg up on the others, particularly given Prosise's injury history, though Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny are both competent enough receivers to play on passing downs. Even as a late-round dart throw in fantasy leagues, McKissic doesn't offer much upside.1 day
35.Rico Gathers hit with one-game suspensio... (Rotoworld) NFL suspended TE Rico Gathers one game for violating the the league’s substance-abuse policy.1 day
36.Chargers get rookie class under contract (Rotoworld) Chargers signed third-round OT Trey Pipkins to a four-year contract. Analysis: The Chargers now have all seven picks under contract. A Division II All-American at Sioux Falls, Pipkins gives the Bolts tackle depth behind starters Russell Okung and Sam Tevi.1 day
37.Roberts waived after Pats trade falls th... (Rotoworld) Lions waived TE Michael Roberts. Analysis: It was reported Thursday that New England had acquired Roberts from Detroit for a seventh-round pick in 2020, but the deal fell through after he failed his physical. Regardless, his tenure with the Lions is over. The 2017 fourth-rounder snared nine-of-20 targets for 100 yards and three touchdowns over 159 offensive snaps last season.1 day
38.Dynasty | Daniel Brown a surprise standout (Dynasty League Football) Daniel Brown has been impressing coaches with his abilities as a receiver. Analysis: A converted wide receiver, Brown posted a 35/317/1 line between the 2016 and 2017 seasons, but became an after thought for the Bears with the addition of Trey Burton. Now joining the Jets, Brown could find himself as the TE2 on the depth chart, but is highly unlikely to surpass promising second year tight end Chris Herndon. Brown is a player to watch, and may offer some starting appeal during the first two weeks of the season as Chris Herndon serves a likely suspension stem... (More)1 day
39.Morgan (knee) on track for training camp (Rotoworld) David Morgan is recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery. Analysis: The 2016 sixth-rounder logged 231 snaps as a blocking tight end last season. Morgan should be ready for the start of training camp next month, though even at full strength he's no better than third on the team's tight end depth chart behind Kyle Rudolph and rookie second-rounder Irv Smith.2 days
40.Dexter Lawrence agrees to rookie contrac... (Rotoworld) Giants signed first-round DT Dexter Lawrence to a four-year contract. Analysis: As with all first-round picks, his contract includes a fifth-year option for 2023. The Giants also agreed to terms with first-round CB Deandre Baker on Friday, leaving first-round QB Daniel Jones and third-round DE Oshane Ximines as the team's only remaining unsigned picks.2 days
41.Byron Murphy in line to start? (Rotoworld) Cardinals second-round CB Byron Murphy could begin the year as a starter. Analysis: With Patrick Peterson serving a six-game suspension to begin, the Cardinals will need a starter opposite Robert Alford. Following David Amerson's release, that spot will likely come down to either Murphy or Tramaine Brock. Murphy received a vote of confidence from Peterson, who complimented the rookie's confidence and football IQ. "I’m very, very impressed with his checks, with his calls," said the veteran. "He’s confident with his checks and calls and when you have a rookie calling it out like that,... (More)2 days
42.Bills sign third-round rookie TE Dawson ... (Rotoworld) Bills signed third-round TE Dawson Knox to a four-year contract. Analysis: The entire Bills rookie class is now under contract. After posting minimal production in an explosive Ole Miss offense, Knox (6'4/254) improved his draft stock by showing 4.58-speed and a 34.5-inch vertical at the Combine. Since being the No. 96 overall pick, Knox has worked with the first-team offense since Tyler Kroft and Jason Croom left camp with injuries. Bills GM Brandon Beane said, "He’s got upside."2 days
43.'Real chance' WR Jon'Vea Johnson makes t... (Rotoworld) Star-Telegram's Clarence Hill Jr. believes "there's a real chance" that undrafted rookie Jon'Vea Johnson makes the Cowboys final roster. Analysis: Johnson (5'11/188) has reportedly taken advantage of a few veterans missing practice, and he's caught the eye of the coaching staff while occasionally working with the first and second units. The undrafted rookie hails from Toledo, where he averaged 11.6 yards per target operating as a field stretcher with 4.40-speed and a 35-inch vertical. Johnson will need a nice preseason showing to ultimately make the team.2 days
44.Randall Cobb and Dak forming a 'connecti... (Rotoworld) Star-Telegram's Clarence Hill Jr. believes Randall Cobb and Dak Prescott "have formed a fast connection." Analysis: Prescott loves having a former quarterback as his slot receiver, and the duo has made strides working together this offseason. Clarence Hill believes Cobb will be a "huge addition" for the Cowboys, but there are questions if Cobb can stay healthy and if he will see enough volume to be a fantasy contributor with Ezekiel Elliott and Amari Cooper dominating touches.2 days
45.Michael Roberts traded to Patriots (FantasyPros) The Detroit Lions have traded TE Michael Roberts to the New England Patriots for a conditional 2020 seventh-round pick. Analysis: Roberts becomes another acquisition for the Patriots in the passing game, and he may have some late-round fantasy upside. At 6-5, 265 pounds, he's a matchup problem in the red zone and could make an impact around the goal line. Matt LaCosse is likely to open the season as the starting TE, but with Benjamin Watson suspended the first four games of the season, Roberts could see his number called regularly. Although he's accumulated just 13 receptions for 146 receiving yards and three TDs in two NFL seasons, the cha... (More)2 days
46.HOU employee alleges Gaine of racial fir... (Rotoworld) A former Texans security coordinator alleged ex-GM Brian Gaine of "targeting" African American employees. Analysis: The former security coordinator lists eight African American employees who were allegedly fired by Gaine as evidence. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is investigating the matter. The Houston Texans said the allegation had zero input into their decision to fire Gaine last week and opted to not comment further on the legal matter.2 days
47.Jets offensive pace is 'significantly hi... (Rotoworld) The Athletic's Connor Hughes notes the Jets offensive pace is "significantly higher" than it was in prior years.2 days
48.Everett named the Rams' surprise standou... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Lindsey Thiry calls Gerald Everett the Rams' biggest surprise offseason standout. Analysis: Everett continues to show flashes of a long-term starting tight end, but he's been fairly inconsistent in his first two NFL seasons. Last year, Everett caught 33 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns while splitting some time with Tyler Higbee. There's some breakout appeal with Everett if he can separate from Higbee more this preseason, especially given the fantasy landscape at the position, but he's more likely to remain a streamer.2 days
49.Dolphins sign third-round OG Michael Dei... (Rotoworld) Dolphins signed third-round OG Michael Deiter to a four-year contract. Analysis: Deiter was the last drafted rookie to sign his contract for the Dolphins. The No. 78 overall pick made a school-record 54 starts at Wisconsin -- 24 at left guard, 16 at center, and 14 at left tackle -- and earned the Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2018. However, Deiter tested as a 25th-percentile athlete at the Combine. Deiter's positional versatility raises his floor and clears a path for NFL starts early in his career.2 days
50.Chad Beebe is 'making a name for himself... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Courtney Cronin said Chad Beebe is "a possible front-runner for the Vikings' No. 3 receiver position." Analysis: Beebe spent most of the 2018 season on the practice squad after earning a spot at a Vikings tryout, but he was promoted to the 53-man roster late last season when Stefon Diggs was out. Beebe would do well to be active for Week 1, but there's nobody preventing him from carving out a limited role behind Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. Vikings OC Kevin Stefanski even said, "I think he's making a name for himself."2 days
51.John Ross: Inconsistent so far (RotoWire) Ross missed some practices during the offseason program and was inconsistent when he was on the field, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Ross is getting a fresh start under a new coaching staff but doesn't seem to be taking advantage of the opportunity so far. He had a perplexing 21-210-7 receiving line on 58 targets (3.6 YPT) last season, proving useful in the red zone while struggling badly in all other areas of the field. The Bengals still hope he can develop into a deep threat, as his record-setting time in the 40-yard dash (4.22 seconds) presumably played a big role in the team's decision to draft him at No. 9 overall in 2017. ... (More)2 days
52.Curtis Samuel: Shines during minicamp (RotoWire) Samuel stood out as one of the Panthers' best players at mandatory minicamp, Brendan Marks of The Charlotte Observer reports. Analysis: Samuel is enjoying his first healthy offseason in the NFL after battling a series of injuries the past two years. He worked his way into a starting job by the end of last season, averaging 7.6 yards on 65 targets and 10.5 yards on eight carries, with seven touchdowns on just 47 touches in 13 games. The Panthers intend to find more work for Samuel this upcoming season, with coach Ron Rivera noting that the wide receiver has shown significant improvement in his route running. It helps that Samuel is one of the youn... (More)2 days
53.Former UDFA WR Pringle surprising for Ch... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Adam Teicher lists Byron Pringle as the Chief's biggest surprise offseason standout. Analysis: Pringle reportedly was on his way to a roster spot last year as a rookie after a nice preseason but an injury ended his season before it started. The undrafted free agent with 4.46-speed has shown promise once again this offseason while battling for a role. At Kansas State in 2017, Pringle averaged 24.1 yards per reception as a low-volume deep target.2 days
54.Chris Herndon IV could face a two-game suspension (FantasyPros) Chris Herndon IV could face a two-game suspension this season, per an ESPN report. Analysis: The suspension stems from Herndon IV pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated in January. Herndon looked impressive at times during his 2018 rookie campaign, finishing with a 39-502-4 line. The depth chart behind him is paper thin, with offseason standout Daniel Brown and 2019 fourth-round pick Trevon Wesco the most likely benefactors of a Herndon suspension.2 days
55.DEN TE Troy Fumagalli is a surprise stan... (Rotoworld) Broncos TE Troy Fumagalli "consistently made plays in OTAs and minicamp." Analysis: Fumagalli is competing for snaps behind presumed starter Noah Fant, but the Broncos are expected to use some two tight end sets, opening a path to playing time for a tight end like Fumagalli. A 2018 fifth-round pick out of Wisconsin, Fumagalli missed his entire rookie season with a sports hernia and isn't expected to make noise as a pass catcher in 2019.2 days
56.Leonard Fournette: Working on receiving skills (RotoWire) Fournette reported to mandatory minicamp in good shape and looked comfortable catching passes, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports. Analysis: Fournette joined the Jaguars for the early portion of their offseason program but then skipped some voluntary OTA sessions in May. His conditioning became a major issue last season when he put on weight while recovering from a hamstring injury. In addition to helping with stamina, Fournette's slimmer physique should make him more useful as a pass catcher. He isn't typically thought of as a three-down back, but it's reasonable that Fournette could have a chance to handle that role given the unimpres... (More)2 days
57.Tajae Sharpe surprising at Titans camp (Rotoworld) ESPN's Turron Davenport calls Tajae Sharpe the Titans' biggest surprise offseason standout. Analysis: Sharpe is "in the mix for No. 3 wideout spot" despite the Titans adding Adam Humphries and A.J. Brown into the receiver room this offseason. As he has done in the regular season, Sharpe has been lining up at multiple receiver spots this offseason in hopes his versatility leads to more playing time. However, with more in-house competition than last year, Sharpe isn't a buy in fantasy.2 days
58.Chris Herndon facing a two-game suspensi... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Rich Cimini notes Chris Herndon is "facing the likelihood of a two-game suspension." Analysis: Herndon pleaded guilty to DWI in January after crashing into another vehicle last June. Nothing is official yet, but Herndon is going to face a short suspension in 2019. When he returns, Herndon will be an intriguing late-round fantasy tight end after catching 39 passes for 502 yards and four touchdowns as a rookie last year.2 days
59.Chris Conley has been the best Jaguars W... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Mike DiRocco said Chris Conley has been the Jaguars best wide receiver during OTAs and minicamp. Analysis: DiRocco goes as far as saying, "The Jaguars don't have a clear No. 1 receiver, but with Marqise Lee not expected to return from a knee injury until several weeks into training camp it could be Conley." A Donte Moncrief replacement, Conley reportedly has chemistry with Nick Foles and is working his way into a starting job. However, unless this offense changes with Foles, Conley isn't likely to be a consistent fantasy contributor.2 days
60.Steelers rookie WR Diontae Johnson surpr... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Jeremy Fowler lists rookie WR Diontae Johnson as one of the Steelers' surprise offseason standouts.2 days
61.Daniel Brown has been a surprise for the... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Rich Cimini called TE Daniel Brown the Jets' surprise offseason standout. Analysis: Cimini notes Brown "has impressed with his ability as a receiver," especially on deep routes with "more downfield speed than anticipated." The receiver turned tight end only played 23 offensive snaps in Chicago last year, but this Jets tight end depth chart is softer. However, Brown is still a long shot to see meaningful snaps with a career 35-317-1 receiving line across four seasons.2 days
62.Gruden: Haskins 'deserves a shot' at sta... (Rotoworld) Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Dwayne Haskins "deserves a shot" at starting Week 1. Analysis: Haskins' performance in practices thus far has gone as expected. Gruden said, "When he's on, there's nobody you'd rather have... But sometimes when he's off, he's abnormally off. It's kind of weird." That's the nature of rookie quarterbacks, but the Redskins will be living with Haskins' ups and downs in 2019 unless Case Keenum surprisingly wins and keeps the starting job. After being the No. 15 overall pick, Haskins deserves to be viewed as the projected starter.2 days
63.Josh Ferguson the leader for Texans' RB3... (Rotoworld) Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson believes Josh Ferguson is the lead candidate for the Texans' third running back job.2 days
64.Broncos owner Pat Bowlen passes at age 7... (Rotoworld) Broncos owner Pat Bowlen dies at age 75. Analysis: During his 35-year stint as the Broncos majority owner, Bowlen had as many Super Bowl appearances (7) as losing seasons. But Bowlen also established himself as a fine leader in the community and among other NFL owners. Bowlen helped the NFL expand its international and television presence as the "single major force in the creation of Sunday Night Football" and sat on numerous committees. Five years ago, Bowlen gave up control of the team as he battled Alzheimer's disease, but he'll be remembered for establishing a fan-first and winning culture in Denver.2 days
65.Dwayne Haskins has shot at starting QB job (FFToday) ' flashes produce moments of joy, other throws let them know Haskins needs more seasoning. But with spring practices completed, they've seen enough to know that this year's 15th overall pick is a serious contender for the starting job. "Oh, for sure," Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. "I'd be silly not to. He's put enough out there on tape to say he deserves a shot, without a doubt." Analysis: Gruden went on to call Haskins a "wild card". With only and , to beat out, it's likely Haskins will at least makes some starts this season even if he doesn't land the job out of training camp.2 days
66.Dallas Goedert ready to become a star? (FFToday) () made waves during his rookie camp, but the tight end looks capable of making a second-year leap into stardom. He’s that good. Analysis: Goedert has been the focus of several glowing offseason reports, but he is also stuck behind a 100-catch tight end named . With that said, HC Doug Pederson has hinted at using more two-tight sets for a while and Goedert's emergence would be more than enough reason to make it happen. Goedert should be rostered in most leagues in 2019 and would become a must-start if Ertz is sidelined for any length of time.2 days
67.Fournette expects to be big part of pass... (Rotoworld) Leonard Fournette expects to be a "big part" of the Jaguars' passing game in 2019.2 days
68.Mortensen: Todd McShay turns down Jets j... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports colleague Todd McShay has turned down a job in the Jets' front office. Analysis: It's unclear what position new GM Joe Douglas had in mind for his former college teammate. McShay's role has been in a bit of a holding pattern at ESPN, but he remains a big part of their college football coverage. Opting for the security of Bristol over the insecurity of an Adam Gase-led football team was probably a wise career move.2 days
69.Mack expected to 'carry the load' for Co... (Rotoworld) The Indianapolis Star believes Colts coach Frank Reich wants Marlon Mack to "carry the load" for the backfield. Analysis: This has been clear for some time now. The Colts did not draft a running back and added only Spencer Ware in free agency. Nyheim Hines isn't going anywhere as a pass catcher, but Mack — who handled big workloads down the stretch last season — should have a decisive upper hand on Jordan Wilkins and Ware on early downs.2 days
70.Wendell Smallwood not a lock to make ros... (Rotoworld) NJ.com has left Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood off its initial 53-man roster projection. Analysis: The fourth-year role player is coming off a career-high 115 touches, but they remained replacement level. With trade acquisition Jordan Howard and second-rounder Miles Sanders both now in the mix, it's possible each of Smallwood and Josh Adams lose the numbers game.2 days
71.Christian Jones: Nursing unknown injury (RotoWire) Jones missed Thursday's practice with an undisclosed issue, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Analysis: Jones was spotted with a sleeve on his right leg Thursday, but nothing official has been reported by the team. With him out, rookie Jahlani Tavai took reps with the first string at linebacker in practice, along with Jarrad Davis and Devon Kennard.2 days
72.Tre McBride: Heading to Jacksonville (RotoWire) McBride signed a contract with the Jaguars on Thursday. Analysis: McBride was let go by the Redskins on April 30 after the team drafted a pair of receivers. The four-year-pro joins a Jacksonville squad whose only addition to the receiving corps via the draft was tight end Josh Oliver in the third round. Either way, McBride will likely be joined by 11 other wide receivers heading into training camp in late July.2 days
73.Nick Bawden: Sits out Thursday (RotoWire) Bawden (knee) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Analysis: Bawden is still recovering from a torn ACL that kept him on injured reserve for the entire 2018 season. The San Diego State product missed OTAs as well as the team's minicamp. It's unclear if Bawden will be good to go come training camp in late July, but more information should surface closer to that time.2 days
74.Jake Ryan: Progressing in recovery (RotoWire) Ryan (knee) worked on the side in Thursday's practice, Phillip Heilman of The Florida Times-Union reports. Analysis: Ryan is making his way back from an ACL tear he suffered in the preseason before the 2018 season, but is expected to compete with Myles Jack for the starting middle linebacker role when healthy. The Michigan product racked up 163 total tackles over two seasons as a starter at inside linebacker for the Packers.2 days
75.Bears get David Montgomery under contrac... (Rotoworld) Bears signed third-round RB David Montgomery to a four-year contract. Analysis: In the driver's seat to lead the Bears' backfield, Montgomery keeps drawing Kareem Hunt comparisons from his own coaching staff. Even if Montgomery leads the Bears' committee, it will still be a committee, with Tarik Cohen for sure having a role and Mike Davis and Cordarrelle Patterson also in the mix. 2 days
76.Denzel Perryman: Making progress in recovery (RotoWire) Perryman (knee) participated in 11-on-11 drills Thursday but is still limited, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Perryman sustained an LCL injury that kept him sidelined in the final seven games of the 2018 season. The 25-year-old -- as of May 21 -- isn't back to 100 percent, but is expected to be fully healthy for training camp come late July. The news that Perryman participated in 11-on-11 drills Thursday and appears to progressing bodes well for his 2018 workload, considering he's likely to be the starting middle linebacker for the Chargers when healthy.2 days
77.David Amerson: Cut loose by Arizona (RotoWire) Amerson was released by the Cardinals on Thursday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports. Analysis: With 61 NFL starts to Amerson's name and the looming six-game suspension of starting cornerback Patrick Peterson, this move comes as a bit of a surprise. The 27-year-old nonetheless heads to the free-agent market on the heels of a 2018 campaign in which he accrued 21 tackles, two pass breakups and one pick in six games. Amerson should have a decent market for his services.2 days
78.Bradley McDougald: Sheds light on offseason surgery (RotoWire) McDougald said Thursday that the surgery he underwent this offseason was to address a partially torn patellar tendon that he played through during the second half of the 2018 season, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: McDougald reportedly tried rehabbing the injury this offseason, but he eventually decided to undergo surgery right before the start of OTAs. Considering the 28-year-old said he'd be ready to play if the regular season began this week, McDougald should be ready to go when training camp kicks off late next month.2 days
79.Dallas Goedert 'looks capable of stardom... (Rotoworld) The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Dallas Goedert looked "capable of making a second-year leap into stardom" during the Eagles' offseason program. Analysis: It's just Goedert's latest bit of praise this offseason. Zach Ertz is a massive roadblock on the way to fantasy relevance, but coach Doug Pederson has hinted he could feature more two-TE sets. It's quite possible Goedert will be on the streaming radar for matchups with defenses that are leaky down the seam.2 days
80.Travin Dural: Cut by Saints (RotoWire) Dural was released by the Saints on Thursday, Sean Fazende of FOX 8 NOLA reports. Analysis: Dural spent the 2017 and 2018 offseasons with New Orleans but never appeared in a regular-season game, most recently because an arm injury landed Dural on injured reserve for the entire 2018 campaign. He's now being let go to clear room for the addition of veteran wideout Rishard Matthews. The 25-year-old LSU product will look to latch on elsewhere in advance of training camp.2 days
81.Rishard Matthews: Lands contract with Saints (RotoWire) Matthews signed a contract with the Saints on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Analysis: Matthews auditioned at the Saints' minicamp this week and clearly impressed enough to earn a contract, which at least means a continued tryout through the start of training camp. There's still no guarantee Matthews sticks with New Orleans through to the regular season, though the depth chart isn't totally settled under Michael Thomas, Ted Ginn and Tre'Quan Smith either. In eight games with the Jets and Titans in 2018, Matthews caught five passes for 24 yards and no touchdowns.2 days
82.C.J. Prosise: Injured again (RotoWire) Prosise hurt his hamstring during Thursday's practice, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports. Analysis: Head coach Pete Carroll said Prosise felt his hamstring tighten, which is an especially unfortunate occurrence on the last day of minicamp. Moreover, it's especially troublesome that it happened to Prosise, given his long history of injuries. There's no guarantee the 25-year-old will be fully ready to go in time for training camp.2 days
83.Darius Slay: Uncertain to report for training camp (RotoWire) Slay (contract dispute) is not certain to report for the start of training camp, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. "We'll see. Time will tell," Slay said Thursday. Analysis: Both Slay and defensive tackle Damon Harrison earned $88,000 fines for skipping mandatory minicamp this week in search of new contracts. Slay, who is scheduled to make $12 million in 2018, could be fined as much as $40,000 per day of training camp if he doesn't report on time. The 2017 first-team All-Pro corner reportedly wants to be paid like a premier cornerback, presumably like Miami's Xavien Howard was in May. While Slay checks in at 13th in the league in te... (More)2 days
84.Harrison Butker: Signs five-year extension (RotoWire) Butker signed a five-year contract extension worth roughly $20 million with the Chiefs on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Analysis: One of the most notable kickers in fantasy thanks to his team context, Butker has proved to be an effective pro since being claimed off waivers from the Panthers ahead of the 2017 campaign. Since then, Butker has converted 62 of 69 field-goal attempts (90 percent) and 93 of 97 PATs, taking advantage of a tie for the league lead in FGA in 2017 (42) before having to settle for the league lead in extra points in 2018 (69 attempts). This new contract lands the 23-year-old in the top 10 of all kickers leagu... (More)2 days
85.Chiefs sign ex-Jets TE Neal Sterling (Rotoworld) Chiefs signed TE Neal Sterling. Analysis: Sterling was cut by the Jets two days ago. Sterling drew some occasional hype in Florham Park, but ended up catching just 12 passes across 16 games in two years. The No. 2 job behind Travis Kelce is wide open, so Sterling should have a legitimate shot at cracking the 53-man roster.2 days
86.New Orleans takes flier on Rishard Matth... (Rotoworld) Saints signed WR Rishard Matthews. Analysis: It's the first we've heard of Matthews this offseason following his truly strange 2018. Going on 30, Matthews made five appearances between the Titans and Jets after he forced his way out of Tennessee last September. He struggled to get on the field for the Jets before a hamstring injury landed him on injured reserve. Just two years removed from back-to-back 800-yard seasons, Matthews should have a real shot at cracking the Saints' 53-man roster if he's over whatever ailed his 2018.2 days
87.Anthony Miller: Could be back for training camp (RotoWire) Head coach Matt Nagy is confident Miller (shoulder) will be ready for training camp in July, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports. Analysis: Miller has been sidelined for the vast majority of spring workouts while in recovery from shoulder surgery. There's no guarantee he'll be fully ready to go for the start of training camp, but Nagy's optimism at least bodes well for Miller's opportunity of doing so.2 days
88.Seahawks hope to make Mingo a pass rushe... (Rotoworld) Coach Pete Carroll said the Seahawks hope to use LB Barkevious Mingo more as a pass rusher in 2019. Analysis: Mingo was a 14-game starter at strong-side linebacker last season but, true to form, he delivered little pass-rushing heat. It sounds like the Seahawks could be trying to workshop a new role for Mingo before potentially benching him.2 days
89.Carroll praises David Moore's offseason (Rotoworld) Speaking Thursday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll singled out WR David Moore's offseason for praise. Analysis: Carroll said Moore has "made a huge leap in overall knowledge of receiving and ability to play multiple spots." The 2017 seventh-rounder made noise as a big-play threat last season but posted inconsistent numbers on inconsistent usage. He was phased out the down the stretch. The Seahawks have since seen the retirement of Doug Baldwin, though they also used three draft picks on wideouts. Moore figures to remain a highly-volatile WR5/6 in a run-first offense. 2 days
90.Dissly (knee) expected to participate in... (Rotoworld) The Seahawks expect TE Will Dissly (torn patella tendon) to be ready early in camp. Analysis: Coach Pete Carroll was equivocating all over the map, saying Dissly should be ready before hedging and amending that the team will be "cautious." Dissly could miss the "first week or so." Carroll did say there was "no doubt" about the regular season. Dissly posted an 8/156/2 line across four games last season, but even in a tight end group that made no notable additions, the odds that he makes fantasy noise in 2019 are exceedingly slim.2 days
91.Titans sign TE Ryan Hewitt (Rotoworld) Titans signed TE Ryan Hewitt. Analysis: A blocker with 23 career receptions, Hewitt made 12 appearances for the Colts last season. With Delanie Walker (ankle) and Jonnu Smith (knee) both still rehabbing, the Titans have been light at tight end this offseason.2 days
92.Report: Mayfield rebuked for Duke commen... (Rotoworld) NFL.com's Mike Silver reports "several veteran Browns" approached Baker Mayfield about his Duke Johnson comments and "registered their displeasure." Analysis: Both Mayfield and coach Freddie Kitchens were searingly blunt with their Johnson comments after the back held out of OTAs but reported for minicamp. A coach is one thing, but a player, especially a young one, throwing a teammate under the bus during a trade/contract dispute is indeed an unusual look. This is not going to be the first time Mayfield provokes with his comments. He does not possess the filter that most other mo... (More)2 days
93.Report: Monken not impressing as Browns ... (Rotoworld) NFL Network's Mike Silver reports the Browns' transition to new OC Todd Monken has "not gone as smoothly as planned." Analysis: Per Silver, this has "resulted in coach Freddie Kitchens playing a greater role in spearheading the offense than originally intended." It's eye-brow raising after Monken earned an in-season demotion from the Bucs last season despite putting a ton of yards on the board. This always had the potential to be a volatile situation after Kitchens revived the Browns offense then earned a promotion. We'll see what happens in training camp.2 days
94.Darius Slay might hold out of training c... (Rotoworld) Speaking Thursday, Darius Slay said he might hold out of Lions training camp. Analysis: Unhappy with a deal that runs through 2020, Slay has already held out of mandatory minicamp. "Will I be there?" Slay said. "We'll see. Time will tell." Slay would be risking fines of up to $40,000 per day by skipping camp. Slay's desire to get paid is understandable — 2019 will be his age-28 campaign — but his salaries are hardly egregious. He is also not in the same tier as say a Patrick Peterson. This could be a losing battle.2 days
95.Dynasty | Rishard Matthews signs with Saints (Dynasty League Football) Rishard Mathews has signed with the Saints Analysis: Rishard Mathews had two productive seasons in Tennessee in 2016 and 2017, posting receiving lines of 65/945/9 and 53/795/4 respectively. Last year was a down year as he battled injuries and eventually requested a trade from the Titans due to a reduced role. He was then traded, spending two weeks with the Jets before eventually landing on injured reserve.The New Orleans receiving group has flashed at times, but no one has been able to truly separate themselves as the clear number two for the team. There is significant opportunity for a veteran to sneak in and win the ... (More)3 days
96.Jack Doyle: Running routes full speed (RotoWire) Doyle (hip) ran routes Thursday at full speed, Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star reports. Analysis: Doyle had surgery to repair a lacerated kidney in November and then had a procedure on his hip during the offseason. He wasn't able to practice with teammates this spring, but Colts general manager Chris Ballard said the tight end could receive medical clearance to practice by mid-June. Even if the optimistic timeline doesn't come to fruition, Doyle appears on track to participate at the outset of training camp. He'll battle for snaps with fellow tight end Eric Ebron (groin), who returned to individual drills earlier this week after having an off... (More)3 days
97.Tyler Boyd: Hopes to stay in Cincinnati long-term (RotoWire) Boyd is entering the final year of his rookie contract but hopes to remain with the Bengals long-term, Joe Danneman of FOX 19 Cincinnati reports. "I show it. I'm here practicing every day to show (the organization) I care about them. I believe I've showed I want to be here," the receiver said. Analysis: The Bengals finally got a worthwhile return on investment from Boyd after a season in which he broke out for 1,028 yards and seven touchdowns on 76 receptions in 14 contests. With John Ross proving to be a disappointment thus far and A.J. Green on the final year of his own deal, it wouldn't be a surprise if Cincinnati eventually locks up the 25-ye... (More)3 days
98.Trey Burton (sports-hernia) has a chance to be ready for training camp (FantasyPros) Bears coach Matt Nagy says he feels good about Trey Burton being ready for the start of training camp. Analysis: Nagy added that he can't 100% guarantee Burton will be ready after undergoing sports-hernia surgery this off-season, however. If he's healthy entering 2019 Burton could be a post-hype sleeper. His health will be a situation to monitor this summer.3 days
99.Kirk Cousins being challenged in practice this off-season (FantasyPros) Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports the Vikings are challenging Kirk Cousins in practice this spring with a lot of looks defenses showed last season. Analysis: Cousins was a bit of a disappointment last year, throwing 30 touchdown and 10 interceptions while playing all 16 games. His offensive line was abysmal, however, so he does get a bit of a free pass for that. Still, we expect Minnesota to be a run-first team in 2019, which caps Cousins' fantasy upside.3 days
100.Kerryon Johnson to catch at least 60 passes in 2019? (FantasyPros) The Detroit Free Press predicts Kerryon Johnson will catch "at least 60" passes this year. Analysis: Johnson caught 32 passes in 10 games as a rookie last season, so 60 isn't that outlandish. Johnson showed major flashes last season and Detroit has been outspoken this off-season about their intent on being a run-first offense. There's potential here for a major breakout.3 days

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