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1.William Jackson: Manages full recovery (RotoWire) Jackson (shoulder) announced Thursday that he's back to full health, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Analysis: Jackson clarified that he spent the entire 2019 campaign playing through a torn labrum in his shoulder. Despite managing a significant injury, he managed to suit up for 14 contests and record 37 total tackles, three defended passes and a lone interception. Heading into the final year of his rookie contract, Jackson also said that he would "love to come back" to Cincinnati in 2021, per Wilson.3 minutes
2.K.J. Wright: On track for Week 1 (RotoWire) Wright (shoulder) said Thursday that he's ahead of schedule in his recovery from offseason surgery and expects to be fully healthy for Week 1, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports. Analysis: Wright handled 93 percent of snaps on defense for the Seahawks last season while starting a full 16-game slate. If he's indeed able to make a full recovery in time to kick off the 2020 campaign, he'll once again serve as a pillar of the team's linebacker corps. Coming off a career-high year in terms of tackles (132 total) and defended passes (11), Wright should once again be a valuable IDP asset entering his age-31 season.1 hour
3.Dynasty | Boston Scott competing for greater role (Dynasty League Football) After averaging 87.5 yards from scrimmage over a four-game stretch to end the 2019 season, the Eagles believe running back Boston Scott has further upside Analysis: In short, the Eagles don't see Scott's late-season productivity as an anomaly and believe he's competing for an even greater role on offense. While there's no reason to downgrade sophomore runner Miles Sanders on the news, there's plenty of reasons to upgrade Scott's. While his rushing numbers did stand out over that four game stretch, Scott's true... (More)2 hours
4.Dynasty | David Njoku still in the mix (Dynasty League Football) Browns offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt specifically mentioned tight end David Njoku as a player who has been doing "great" in meetings Analysis: So this appears to be the new bar for performance during the COVID crisis, how a player performs in meetings. The truth of the matter is Njoku has vastly under-performed to expectation in his years in Cleveland and the addition of Austin Hooper as a free agent speaks volumes about the organization's confidence in the player. Not a free agent until 2020, Njoku, DLF's TE21, is no ... (More)3 hours
5.Dynasty | OJ Howard could still factor (Dynasty League Football) Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said the "12 personnel" will be their base offense Analysis: Should this hold true, that means the base offense will feature one running back and two tight ends. Recently acquired Rob Gronkowski is certain to hold one of the starting positions with either O.J. Howard or Cameron Brate holding the other, without any clear indication as to which would factor more prominently. It's just another indication of a committee approach which could limit fantasy production though it's hard not forecast... (More)3 hours
6.Browns | Baker Mayfield working on footwork (thehuddle) Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield has been streamlining his footwork this offseason over virtual calls, according to offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt. Van Pelt said he wants his quarterbacks using West Coast footwork, and he has gotten Mayfield to remove a giant stagger step from his dropbacks. Analysis: Mayfield took 40 sacks last season - up from 25 in 14 games in 2019 - so improved rhythm could help keep him upright in 2020. Quicker throws could also lead to a higher completion percentage after he dropped from 63.8 percent to 59.4 percent from his rookie to sophomore season.4 hours
7.Browns | Kareem Hunt's role to grow in 2020 (thehuddle) Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt's role in the offense will grow in 2020, according to offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt Wednesday, June 3. 'We have to find a way to put the best players on the field and the matchups that will come with that each week. Kareem is an extremely talented runner as a running back, and he is exceptional out of the backfield (as a receiver). He is fearless, and the selflessness of him blocking and lead blocking, he is just a football player who loves to play. We have to find ways to get him the ball.' Analysis: Hunt, the 2017 rushing champ, totaled 464 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns in eight g... (More)4 hours
8.Chargers | Nick Vigil may be used in coverage (thehuddle) Los Angeles Chargers LB Nick Vigil may be on the field for obvious passing downs this upcoming season because he has played well in coverage during his career. 5 hours
9.Bengals | Shawn Williams uncertain about role (thehuddle) Cincinnati Bengals S Shawn Williams said he is not sure what is role will be on defense this upcoming season but is confident that the team will use him in the right way. 5 hours
10.Eagles | Daeshon Hall may not make team (thehuddle) Philadelphia Eagles DE Daeshon Hall may be facing an uphill battle to make the final roster out of training camp, in the opinion of The Philadelphia Inquirer's Les Bowen. 6 hours
11.Eagles | Genard Avery may only be specialist (thehuddle) Philadelphia Eagles DE Genard Avery may only be used on special teams and as a pass rush specialist this upcoming season, in the opinion of The Philadelphia Inquirer's Les Bowen. 6 hours
12.Eagles | Josh Sweat may see bigger role (thehuddle) Philadelphia Eagles DE Josh Sweat could receive a bigger role in the defense this upcoming season after he had a solid 2019 season. 6 hours
13.Devonta Freeman: Bucs have interest if price tag is 'reasonable' (FantasyPros) Bucs coach Bruce Arians says the team has interest in free agent RB Devonta Freeman "if the price tag was reasonable." Analysis: "He's asking for a lot of money and we don't have a lot of money" Arians said. The organization already has Ronald Jones, Ke'Shawn Vaughn, and Dare Ogunbowale in house. A Freeman signing is therefore unlikely but it is interesting to note the team would be willing to bring in another body. Freeman has said he is willing to skip the entire 2020 season if his asking price isn't met.6 hours
14.O.J. Howard: 12 personnel will be Bucs' base offense (FantasyPros) Bucs coach Bruce Arians says 12 personnel will be the team's base offense. Analysis: This means Tampa Bay will have two tight ends on the field most of the time. Arians even said we could expect them to play three at once here and there. It makes sense from a position breakdown point of view, as the Bucs have three tight ends capable of starting on most teams. Expect all three of Rob Gronkowski, O.J. Howard, and Cameron Brate to see targets on a week-to-week basis. This news also means that Chris Godwin will play less in the slot than he did last season.6 hours
15.CeeDee Lamb: Could make impact as returner (RotoWire) Lamb could be used as the Cowboys' primary punt returner in addition to his duties on offense, Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com reports. Analysis: Dallas hasn't had a player return a punt for a touchdown since 2017 and didn't have a single punt return over 15 yards last season, so the door is wide open for Lamb to seize the job. The rookie receiver had three returns of 40-plus yards during his college career and an 8.8 yard average on punt returns, and his elusiveness in the open field could make him a weapon on new coach John Fassel's special teams unit.7 hours
16.Buccaneers | Devonta Freeman too expensive for Bucs (thehuddle) Free-agent RB Devonta Freeman (Falcons) would receive interest from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers if he lowered his asking price, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Analysis: Freeman rejected an offer that would have paid him $4 million, so he may have to wait longer if he is looking for more than that salary. He would be part of a committee if he signed with Tampa but could lead the team in carries in that situation. Fantasy players should continue to monitor his status.7 hours
17.Marvin Hall: Getting back on his feet (RotoWire) Hall (foot) recently posted a video on Twitter of himself going through route-running drills. Analysis: While the extent of the lower-body injury that prompted Hall to require crutches last November is not certain, the speedster looks just fine at this point. Hall should presumably be good to go if/when training camp opens in late July.8 hours
18.Marvin Jones: Working out with younger teammates (RotoWire) Jones (ankle) acknowledged on Twitter that he recently hosted Lions rookie Quintez Cephus and free agent signee Victor Bolden for workouts at his residence. Analysis: Jones spent the final three games of last season on injured reserve due to an ankle injury. Considering he was seen planting and cutting on both of his ankles in the video he posted, it seems the 30-year-old is getting back to full health. Jones, in a contract year -- along with Kenny Golladay and Danny Amendola -- is also giving the Detroit front office plenty of reason to keep him around -- n spite of his age and contract status -- given his displays of leadership.8 hours
19.Trent Taylor running routes, making cuts with Jimmy Garoppolo (FantasyPros) Niners wide receiver Trent Taylor has been running routes and making cuts with Jimmy Garoppolo and other veteran wideouts. Analysis: "I'm back to doing all my normal stuff," Taylor said. "I don't know if you would say that I'm ready to go out and play a football game. I mean, I could if I had to." The 26-year-old missed the entire 2019 season with a foot injury that required five surgeries. The slot receiver is likely competing for snaps with the likes of Dante Pettis, Jalen Hurd, and Kendrick Bourne.11 hours
20.Seth DeValve released by the Panthers (FantasyPros) TE Seth DeValve was released by the Panthers on Wednesday, citing a non-football injury. Analysis: The Panthers signed DeValve earlier this off-season, but ultimately cut ties with the veteran tight end on Wednesday. He hauled in 12 receptions for 140 yards across 12 games for the Jaguars in 2019. DeValve will look to latch onto another team during the off-season.11 hours
21.David Njoku 'great' during off-season meetings per Browns' OC (FantasyPros) David Njoku has been "great" during off-season meetings, said Browns' OC Alex Van Pelt. Analysis: Van Pelt also expects Njoku to bounce back after a down year. The Browns picked up Njoku's fifth-year option earlier in the off-season. Njoku will compete with newly acquired TE Austin Hooper and fourth round selection Harrison Bryant for targets. The 23-year-old hauled in five catches for 41 yards and a touchdown across four games in 2019. With a deep group at tight end, it's tough to envision Njoku having a bounce back year. He is currently 32nd among all tight ends i... (More)12 hours
22.Jets | Sam Darnold ready to make a leap? (thehuddle) New York Jets QB Sam Darnold is 'one of the best young quarterbacks in this league,' according to former NFL quarterback Jordan Palmer, who has trained him since Darnold's predraft process in 2018. 'I've said this a bunch, Sam is one of the best young quarterbacks in this league. He has everything. You talk to smart coaches around the league, Sam is one of those guys that they put in a different category. It's just going to be a matter of time for him. I feel like this offseason with the disarray and how crazy it's been, he's been so consistent every day doing the same things and just being methodical with his work, communicating w... (More)23 hours
23.Eagles | Miles Sanders in rare company (thehuddle) Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders last season became only the sixth player in NFL history to produce at least 800 yards rushing and 500 yards receiving in his rookie season, joining Abner Haynes (1960), Gale Sayers (1965), Billy Sims (1980), Marshall Faulk (1994), Edgerrin James (1999) and Saquon Barkley (2018).23 hours
24.Jaylen Samuels: Not guaranteed roster spot (RotoWire) Samuels isn't a lock to make Pittsburgh's season-opening roster, Bob Labriola of the team's official site reports. Analysis: James Conner is the de facto starter -- though his injury issues afford minimal long-term security -- and it's essentially an open competition between the backs behind him. Samuels will be competing with Benny Snell, Kerrith Whyte and fourth-round rookie Anthony McFarland. Samuels struggled on the ground with 175 rushing yards on a 2.7 YPC last year, and he also caught 47 of 57 targets for 305 yards with two total touchdowns.1 day
25.Chiefs | Tyreek Hill practicing yoga (thehuddle) Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill told reporters last month he is doing yoga twice a week in an effort to open up his hips and glutes more. Analysis: Hill has reportedly also incorporated weighted Nordic hamstring curls into his workout regimen as well. It's clear he is targeting his lower body and trying to avoid a repeat of 2019 when he missed four games with hamstring issues. Entering his age-26 season and third full year working with Patrick Mahomes, it is possible we have yet to see his statistical ceiling. Assuming fantasy owners don't mind taking the risk that his off-field issues become a problem again, Hill is an easy top-... (More)1 day
26.Seth DeValve: Released by Panthers (RotoWire) The Panthers cut ties with DeValve on Wednesday, citing a non-football injury, Alaina Gerzenerg of the Charlotte Observer reports. Analysis: DeValve's stay with the Panthers was a brief one, with him parting ways with the team just over two months after the club signed him to a deal. He's set to become a free agent and should be eligible to look for a backup job with another club.1 day
27.Bills | Stefon Diggs tops in downfield yardage in 2019 (thehuddle) Buffalo Bills WR Stefon Diggs led the league with 635 yards on plays in which he caught the ball at least 20 yards downfield while he was still a member of the Minnesota Vikings, according to Pro Football Focus.1 day
28.Browns | OC happy with David Njoku (thehuddle) Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku has been impressive during the offseason meetings and will have a clean slate with the new coaching staff, according to offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt. Analysis: The Browns added Austin Hooper this offseason, but Njoku could still have a role in the passing game. Fantasy players should monitor his progress during training camp, but he probably is only a low-end No. 2 tight end at this point. 1 day
29.Derrick Henry: Titans say 2020 workload 'depends on how games go' (FantasyPros) Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith said Derrick Henry's workload this season "depends on how games go." Analysis: "We'll see how the season evolves for him and if another running back emerges" Smith added. It sounds as if Henry's nonexistent role in the passing game won't be getting any bigger this year. Tennessee famously rode "The Big Dog" throughout the second half of last year and into the playoffs, routinely giving him 25+ carries per game. Smith's comments certainly makes it sounds as if Henry's fantasy value will be dependent on game flow but we alread... (More)1 day
30.Browns | OC happy with David Njoku (thehuddle) Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku has been impressive during the offseason meetings and will have a clean slate with the new coaching staff, according to offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt. Analysis: The Browns added Austin Hooper this offseason, but Njoku could still have a role in the passing game. Fantasy players should monitor his progress during training camp, but he probably is only a low-end No. 2 tight end at this point. 1 day
31.Cardinals | Two linemen may compete for starting job (thehuddle) Arizona Cardinals DE Jonathan Bullard and DE Zach Allen may compete for one of the starting defensive end jobs during training camp. 1 day
32.Titans | Derrick Henry's carries may vary (thehuddle) Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry's carries will change depending on how each game is going this upcoming season, according to offensive coordinator Arthur Smith. Analysis: Henry was one of the top running backs this season and should continue to be a focal point on offense even if the team decides to rest him more often in 2020. He likely will be a first round pick in most fantasy drafts and will be a must-start player.1 day
33.Seahawks | Damon Harrison may be option (thehuddle) Free-agent DT Damon Harrison (Lions) could be a possible option for the Seattle Seahawks if they look to sign another defensive tackle before the start of the season, in the opinion of The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta. 1 day
34.Panthers | Seth DeValve let go (thehuddle) Carolina Panthers TE Seth DeValve (undisclosed) was released Wednesday, June 3, with a non-football injury designation. 1 day
35.Jets | Logan Ryan may still be option (thehuddle) Free-agent CB Logan Ryan (Titans) could still be an option for the New York Jets if he is willing to drop his reported asking price of $10 million, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Rich Cimini. 1 day
36.Jets | NYJ not pursuing Jadeveon Clowney (thehuddle) Free-agent DE Jadeveon Clowney (Seahawks) has not received a lot of interest from the New York Jets this offseason and still does not appear to be a target even though the team recently gained $11 million in salary cap space. 1 day
37.Colts | Nyheim Hines wants to be returner (thehuddle) Indianapolis Colts RB Nyheim Hines said he wants to be the team's main kick and punt returner this upcoming season. Analysis: Hines is expected to have a solid role in the offense, so the team may not want to use him as their main returner. Hines has a chance to be a solid flex option in point-per-reception leagues.1 day
38.Titans | OC expects Corey Davis to improve (thehuddle) Tennessee Titans WR Corey Davis made some big plays last season and should improve his play in 2020, according to offensive coordinator Arthur Smith. Analysis: Davis saw a big drop in his stats from 2018 to 2019 and finished with only 601 yards and two touchdowns this past season. He likely will be a starter again for the Titans but may only be a late round option in fantasy drafts. 1 day
39.Browns | Odell Beckham has been involved in meetings (thehuddle) Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. has been fully involved in the virtual meetings this offseason and has been great to work with, according to offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt. Analysis: Beckham is still one of the top receivers in the NFL and could have more success this season with a new offensive scheme. He should be a weekly starting option in fantasy leagues in 2020.1 day
40.Eagles | Corey Clement will have to earn spot (thehuddle) Philadelphia Eagles RB Corey Clement has a chance to make the final roster if he can stay healthy during training camp and can be productive in the offense. Clement could be the No. 4 running back because of his ability to play special teams. 1 day
41.Eagles | Boston Scott has good chance to make team (thehuddle) Philadelphia Eagles RB Boston Scott has a good chance to make the final roster because of his solid play at the end of the 2019 season, in the opinion of The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane. The Eagles are expected to add another running back, but Scott could be a leading candidate for the No. 3 running back job. Analysis: Scott probably will only see limited touches this season since Miles Sanders will receive most of the work and probably can be avoided in fantasy leagues.1 day
42.49ers | Trent Taylor working out with QB (thehuddle) San Francisco 49ers WR Trent Taylor (foot) has been working out with QB Jimmy Garoppolo this offseason and said he is able to run routes and cut on his foot. Analysis: Taylor missed the entire 2019 season because of the injury and may have to compete for the roster spot during training camp. He likely will be used as a slot receiver if he makes the team but may not have much fantasy value.1 day
43.Raheem Mostert could ink extension before TE George Kittle? (FantasyPros) RB Raheem Mostert "could see a deal get done ahead of TE George Kittle's," per Matt Barrows of the Athletic. Analysis: "The 49ers also could ink extensions with two guys who could see new deals this year: Kendick Bourne and running back Raheem Mostert, who have outplayed their current contracts. Mostert, in fact, could see a deal get done ahead of Kittle's," said Barrows. It was reported that the 49ers and Kittle remain "far apart" on a contract extension. Mostert is set to make $3.15 million in 2020 as ... (More)1 day
44.Panthers | Luke Kuechly could join front office (thehuddle) Former Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly is considering a role in the Panthers' front office as a professional scout. 1 day
45.Timmy Jernigan will not be signing with the Texans after all (FantasyPros) Free agent DT Timmy Jernigan, who originally agreed in principal to a one-year, $3.75M deal with the Houston Texans, posted on his Instagram that he will not be joining Houston and plans to play elsewhere. Analysis: Jernigan said, "Guess I'm not going to Houston, but the show not ova." The Texans were reportedly awaiting his physical results before the signing could become official and the deal never got processed. However, Jernigan has now been cleared by Dr. Robert Watkins, and is expected to draw interest from multiple teams. In his six-year NFL career, Jernigan ... (More)1 day
46.Saints | New Orleans employing fumble fiends (thehuddle) New Orleans Saints S Malcolm Jenkins - as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles - and CB Marshon Lattimore were two of only four defensive backs to record four forced fumbles last season.1 day
47.Cardinals | Budda Baker a tackling machine (thehuddle) Arizona Cardinals S Budda Baker led all defensive backs with 147 tackles and 11 tackles for loss in 2019. It marked the second straight season he led defensive backs in TFLs (he had 13 in 2018) and amassed at least 100 tackles.1 day
48.Malcolm Perry: Inks deal as running back (RotoWire) Perry has signed his rookie deal with the Dolphins and has been added to the depth chart as a running back, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Analysis: Perry was taken by Miami in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft. He was a quarterback coming out of college, but it looks like the Dolphins intend on working him out of the backfield right away. The Navy product rushed for 2,017 yards during his senior campaign. Given his size, 5-foot-9, 186 points, he will presumably be used more as a gadget player for the team.2 days
49.Colts | Indy starving for improved safety play (thehuddle) Indianapolis Colts S Khari Willis and free-agent S Clayton Geathers (Colts) ranked fourth and first, respectively, among all safeties who appeared in at least 14 games in catch rate allowed in 2019, according to Sports Info Solutions. Receivers recorded a catch on 16 of the 18 passes (88.9 percent) thrown in Geathers' direction, while Willis gave up a reception 15 times in 19 targets (78.9).2 days
50.Texans | Timmy Jernigan back on the market (thehuddle) Free-agent DT Timmy Jernigan verbally agreed to a one-year contract with the Houston Texans in April, but he never passed his physical with the team and no deal was ever processed by the league. As a result, he will not sign with Houston. However, Jernigan has been cleared by Dr. Robert Watkins and is expected to draw interest from other teams, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.2 days
51.Saints | Jadeveon Clowney of interest to New Orleans? (thehuddle) Free-agent DE/LB Jadeveon Clowney (Seahawks) has reportedly received interest from the New Orleans Saints recently, according to WBOK Radio's Nader Mirifiq.2 days
52.Colby Parkinson, fourth-round selection by the Seahawks, signs rookie deal (FantasyPros) Stanford TE Colby Parkinson becomes the first Seahawk to officially sign his rookie deal with the team. Analysis: Parkinson brings with him a whole lot of size, measuring in at 6-foot-7. He joins a very crowded tight end room in Seattle that consists of Greg Olsen, Will Dissly, and Jacob Hollister to name a few. In his three years at Stanford, Parkinson caught 86 balls for 1,162 yards and 12 TDs. He'll have to prove himself in training camp in order to find his way onto the 53-man roster this season.2 days
53.Luke Kuechly now officially on the NFL's reserve/retired list (FantasyPros) As first reported by Ian Rapoport, former Panthers LB Luke Kuechly officially hit the reserve/retired list Tuesday after announcing his retirement earlier this year. Analysis: In what surprised many, Kuechly announced his retirement from the NFL back in January after completing his eighth season in Carolina. The former 2012 first-round pick dealt with some injuries and concussions throughout his career, which likely led to his decision to call it quits at just 28 years old. During his eight seasons in the league, Kuechly never recorded fewer than 100 tackles in a se... (More)2 days
54.Broncos | Denver's top four receivers set? (thehuddle) Denver Broncos WRs Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler and Tim Patrick are considered locks to make the 2020 team, according to Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post. WRs Diontae Spencer, DaeSean Hamilton, Tyrie Cleveland and Juwann Winfree will compete for the returner and sixth receiver jobs.2 days
55.Patriots | Sony Michel heavily used in 2019 (thehuddle) New England Patriots RB Sony Michel led all NFL running backs with a touch rate of 63 percent in 2019. Analysis: Michel amassed 1,006 yards from scrimmage with seven combined touchdowns on his 259 touches as a sophomore. His usage should rise even higher while supporting Jarrett Stidham or Brian Hoyer rather than Tom Brady in 2020. He should be drafted as a mid-tier RB2.2 days
56.Chargers | Damion Square officially back with Bolts (thehuddle) Updating a previous story, free-agent DT Damion Square (Chargers) officially signed an undisclosed deal with the Los Angeles Chargers Tuesday, June 2.2 days
57.Broncos | Phillip Lindsay feels better in new offense (thehuddle) Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay said he feels the team's new offense will be better suited to him in 2020. He also said he added about eight pounds this offseason. Analysis: The offense may fit Lindsay's style, but he'll be competing with Royce Freeman for work behind No. 1 option Melvin Gordon. Lindsay followed up his 2018 Pro Bowl campaign with 1,207 yards from scrimmage and seven touchdowns across 16 games last year, but he shouldn't be viewed as anything more than a handcuff in 2020 drafts.2 days
58.Steelers | James Conner not counting carries (thehuddle) Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner said Tuesday, June 2, he won't be keeping track of how many carries he gets in 2020. 'It's our job to be at our best no matter how many carries,' Conner said, via Ed Bouchette of TheAthletic.com. 'We got to start fast, we have to hit first as a back. That's what I'm going to take pride in this year, just to start fast, whether I'm the guy, however this year works. I said the goal is to win. We need to be ready at all times. Can't warm up to it. That's our slogan, that's what we've been saying: 'Can't warm up to it.' I'm not really paying attention to how many carries I need, I don't really believ... (More)2 days
59.Boston Scott viewed as an offensive weapon for the Eagles (FantasyPros) According to The Athletic Philadelphia, Eagles RB Boston Scott will be competing for more of an offensive role this Summer, rather than competing for a roster spot. Analysis: After a coming out party in the back half of the 2019 season, Philadelphia feels comfortable with Scott as a change of pace and third-down back for the Eagles. Miles Sanders will of course take over as the starter in Philadelphia, but Scott is certain to play in a complementary role. In his final four games last season, Scott averaged 87.5 yards from scrimmage. He's currently ranked RB #55 in F... (More)2 days
60.Panthers | Luke Kuechly designation gives Panthers relief (thehuddle) Updating a previous story, by waiting until after June 1 to place LB Luke Kuechly on the Reserve/Retired list, the Carolina Panthers can spread Kuechly's cap hit over the next seasons. They will save about $6 million against the cap in 2020.2 days
61.NFL | Luke Kuechly officially on retired list (thehuddle) Former Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly was officially placed on the Reserve/Retired list Tuesday, June 2, according to a source.2 days
62.Eagles | Boston Scott headed for breakout season? (thehuddle) Philadelphia Eagles RB Boston Scott could be in store for a breakthrough 2020 season, his third in the NFL, according to Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia. Zangaro says Scott should be the No. 2 option behind Miles Sanders, even if the Eagles add a veteran running back late in free agency. Analysis: Scott appeared in 11 games last season and ran for 245 yards and five touchdowns on 61 carries. He added 204 receiving yards while catching 24 of 26 targets. His breakout game was a three-touchdown performance against the New York Giants in Week 17 as he totaled 138 yards from scrimmage. Sanders is the clear No. 1 option in Philly... (More)2 days
63.Clelin Ferrell adding weight this off-season (FantasyPros) DE Clelin Ferrell is adding weight and is up to 275 pounds this off-season. Analysis: Ferrell gained 13 pounds this off-season and currently is up to 275 pounds. "He's lean and mean and running pretty good," Raiders' DL Coach Mark Hall said in a phone interview Wednesday. "We had a really good off-season and I know he can't wait to get to Las Vegas and put that product on the field." The former 2019 No.4 overall pick racked up 38 tackles and 4.5 sacks and five defended passes across 15 games last season. "You probably won't even recognize me," said Ferrell. The 23-y... (More)2 days
64.Colts | Marlon Mack still the guy (thehuddle) Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack has inherent respect as the starter, according to head coach Frank Reich. 'I see it as a 1-1 (punch),' Reich said, referring to Mack and second-round pick RB Jonathan Taylor. 'The way the league has gone and the way roleplaying has been elevated in our league, it's made it prominent. We used to say in San Diego that when we had Danny Woodhead. He was not our starter, he was our 'role-playing' starter. He played such a significant role. He had 80 catches in a year. You look at a guy like Nyheim Hines. We talk about Marlon and Jonathan, but what about Nyheim? He's such a good third-down back that he'... (More)2 days
65.Eagles | Vinny Curry good at applying pressure (thehuddle) Philadelphia Eagles DE Vinny Curry pressured the quarterback on 15.9 percent of his pass rushes in 2019, tying Cameron Jordan for the third-highest mark among defensive linemen with at least 100 pass rushes.2 days
66.Rams | Cooper Kupp's job getting easier each year (thehuddle) Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp has seen his average depth of catch decline each year, going from 9.0 yards as a rookie in 2017 to 8.3 in 2018 and 7.0 in 2019. Unsurprisingly, his catch rate on catchable balls has increased as a result, going from 84.9 percent in 2017 to 87.0 in 2018 and 88.7 in 2019.2 days
67.49ers | Deebo Samuel made it happen after the catch (thehuddle) San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel was one of only two receivers (Mecole Hardman) with at least 40 targets in 2019 whose yardage after catch average (8.5) was higher than his average depth of catch (7.4).3 days
68.Damion Square: Re-signs with Chargers (RotoWire) Square re-signed with the Chargers on Monday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Despite suffering a back injury midway through the 2019 season, Square managed to appear in all 16 games for Los Angeles. The defensive tackle recorded 27 tackles (15 solo) and two passes defended. The exact terms of the deal aren't clear, but he'll likely provide depth along the defensive line in 2020.3 days
69.Texans | Brandin Cooks primed to rebound? (thehuddle) Houston Texans WR Brandin Cooks' catch rate of 59.2 percent in 2019 with the Los Angeles Rams was the second-lowest mark of his career, and Jared Goff recorded a passer rating of only 83.2 when throwing in his direction. However, Cooks' catch rate in three of his previous four seasons was at least 65.1 percent, and his quarterbacks over that stretch enjoyed a passer rating of 103.2 or better in each of the four years when targeting him.3 days
70.Chiefs | Travis Kelce always a friendly target (thehuddle) Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce has caught no fewer than 83.5 percent of his catchable targets over the last five seasons, and quarterbacks have recorded a passer rating no worse than 105.8 over that stretch. In 2019, he hauled in 84.3 percent of his 115 catchable targets and his quarterbacks recorded a 112.2 passer rating when targeting him.3 days
71.Marlon Mack: Colts have 'inherent respect' for the starter returning (FantasyPros) Colts coach Frank Reich said "there's definitely inherent respect for the starter returning" when asked about Marlon Mack's role in the team's backfield. Analysis: The Colts continue to talk up all three of their backs, including Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines. Taylor is considered the most talented of the trio but Mack has the seniority and Hines has the best pass-catching ability. Mack might begin the season as the Colts' "starting" running back but it wouldn't be a surprise if Taylor usurps him sooner rather than later.3 days
72.Terry McLaurin compared to D.J. Moore by Ron Rivera (FantasyPros) New Redskins coach Ron Rivera compared wideout Terry McLaurin to D.J. Moore. Analysis: "I mean, he's a young man I think that had a solid year last year as a rookie, a third-round pick," Rivera said. "He's a guy that could be on the verge (of stardom), he really is." The 24-year-old went for 919 yards and seven scores in just 14 games last year. What was most impressive is that McLaurin did this on just 93 targets. One would figure he should push for 120 targets now that he is established as the team's number one receiver.3 days
73.Patriots | Mohamed Sanu's hands betrayed him after trade (thehuddle) New England Patriots WR Mohamed Sanu caught 89.2 percent of his 37 catchable targets as a member of the Atlanta Falcons in 2019, but that figure dropped to 72.2 percent on his 36 catchable targets following his midseason trade to the Patriots.3 days
74.Panthers | D.J. Moore flashed sure hands in 2019 (thehuddle) Carolina Panthers WR D.J. Moore caught 92.6 percent of his 94 catchable targets in 2019, according to Sports Info Solutions.3 days
75.Henry Ruggs: Injures self away from field (RotoWire) Ruggs suffered an injury to his thigh recently due to an "off-the-field accident helping a friend move," Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Analysis: According to Rapoport, Ruggs was cut or suffered a puncture, but the rookie wide receiver is "OK," and the wound isn't severe. Per Vic Tafur of The Athletic, the Raiders also released a statement regarding the matter: "The Raiders are aware of a report regarding an off-field injury to Henry Ruggs III. Respecting Henry's right to medical privacy, the team will not be commenting on the report." Until the team is able to get ... (More)3 days
76.Cardinals | Dylan Cantrell to change positions (thehuddle) Arizona Cardinals WR Dylan Cantrell is expected to move to tight end this upcoming season. 3 days
77.Dylan Cantrell: Gets chance in desert (RotoWire) Cantrell (shoulder) signed a contract with the Cardinals on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Analysis: Cantrell's first two years in the league were derailed due to injuries -- a bone bruise and a shoulder issue, respectively -- but he'll now get a shot to continue his development in Arizona, where he'll reunite with college coach Kliff Kingsbury. The Cardinals' decision to sign Cantrell is a hint that the team is confident in his health, but it's worth noting that the unique nature of this offseason allows clubs to announce signings prior to players officially passing a physical. The soon-to-be 26-year-old is still looking to m... (More)3 days
78.Packers | Tramon Williams could return (thehuddle) Free-agent CB Tramon Williams (Packers) is a player the Green Bay Packers have considered re-signing this offseason, according to defensive coordinator Mike Pettine. 3 days
79.Henry Ruggs III reportedly doing fine after suffering off-the-field injury (FantasyPros) Rumors surfaced regarding an off-the-field injury involving new Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III. Oakland has put out a statement saying, "The Raiders are aware of a report regarding an off-field injury to Henry Ruggs III. Respecting Henry's right to medical privacy, the team will not be commenting on the report." Analysis: From a number of reports, Ruggs III appears to have escaped a major thigh injury helping a friend move over the weekend. While these are just rumors, the Raiders seem to have acknowledged t... (More)3 days
80.Mo Alie-Cox to be more involved in 2020 (FantasyPros) Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich plans to use Mo Alie-Cox more in 2020 as both a blocking and receiving tight end. Alie-Cox played 32.9% of the Colts' offensive snaps in 2020. Analysis: The Colts allowed Eric Ebron to depart via free agency but brought in Trey Burton who will challenge Alie-Cox for snaps as the backup tight end behind veteran Jack Doyle. If the Colts go to more three wide receiver sets with T.Y. Hilton, Parris Campbell, and rookie Micheal Pittman Jr. there may not be much room for the backup tight ends to see a lot of volume in this offense... (More)3 days
81.Clelin Ferrell: Bulking up in offseason (RotoWire) Ferrell has bulked up to 275 pounds as part of his offseason training regimen, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports. Analysis: The 2019 fourth overall pick is coming off an inconsistent but encouraging rookie campaign, in which he accumulated 38 total tackles, 4.5 sacks and five defended passes. Now eyeing a step forward in Year 2, Ferrell has focused his offseason training on bulking up 13 pounds and mastering tape study of opposing offensive linemen. "You wouldn't even recognize me," the 23-year-old said. Ferrell is locked in for a starting role for Las Vegas in 2020, and he could find himself on the radar of IDP fantasy leagues if he... (More)3 days
82.Dylan Cantrell agrees to terms with the Cardinals (FantasyPros) Free agent and former 2018 sixth-round pick WR Dylan Cantrell has signed with the Arizona Cardinals. Analysis: The former Texas Tech receiver played for head coach Kliff Kingsbury in his time as a Red Raider. At 6-foot-3, 226 lbs, Field Yates reports that Cantrell could operate as more of a tight end for the Cardinals, who are thin at the TE position and pretty deep at the WR position. He might not stick in Arizona, but at least he's got a leg up in understanding Kingsbury's terminology heading into the season.3 days
83.Henry Ruggs injured in moving accident (FFToday) Las Vegas Raiders rookie receiver , the team's top draft pick, suffered a cut to his thigh recently while moving things into a trailer, his father told AL.com on Monday. "He was trying to move a trailer or something -- move furniture or something -- and the trailer just kind of pinned him against a car or a wall or something," Henry Ruggs Jr. said. "He's pretty much OK, I'm about to go out there and see him in a little bit. It was just like a little open wound on his leg, a little incision. Like something had stuck him right there on his thigh a little bit." Analysis: This ... (More)3 days
84.Chargers | Damion Square returning to LAC (thehuddle) Free-agent DT Damion Square (Chargers) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Chargers Monday, June 1, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed. 3 days
85.Steelers | Jordan Berry may be on bubble (thehuddle) Pittsburgh Steelers P Jordan Berry could be on the roster bubble during training camp because the team could create around $2 million in salary cap space if Berry is cut. He will be competing with P Corliss Waitman for the punter job. 3 days
86.Cardinals | Arizona adds Dylan Cantrell (thehuddle) Free-agent WR Dylan Cantrell (Chargers) signed with the Arizona Cardinals Monday, June 1. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. 3 days
87.Colts | Coach excited about Mo Alie-Cox (thehuddle) Indianapolis Colts TE Mo Alie-Cox is a player that head coach Frank Reich believes is in line for a productive season in 2020. Reich said Alie-Cox significantly improves his route running last season. Analysis: Alie-Cox may compete with Trey Burton for the No. 2 tight end job, but it is not known how he will be used in the offense. Fantasy players should monitor the situation during training camp because Alie-Cox could be a low-end No. 2 fantasy tight end if he wins the job.3 days
88.Colts | Nyheim Hines on track for big role (thehuddle) Indianapolis Colts RB Nyheim Hines will have a prominent role in the offense this upcoming season as the third-down back, according to head coach Frank Reich. Analysis: It appears like Hines is in line for a lot of targets in the passing game but likely will mostly be used on third downs. He should be considered a flex option in point-per-receptions leagues and will also have value in standard leagues. 3 days
89.Mo Alie-Cox: Primed for more work (RotoWire) Coach Frank Reich said Monday that he expects Alie-Cox to garner increased playing time as a blocker and pass catcher in 2020, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports. Analysis: Alie-Cox is a unique weapon in Indianapolis' tight end corps, boasting a dominating 6-foot-5, 267-pound frame, and he appears to have earned a fan in Reich after spending his the last two seasons developing with the Colts. Jack Doyle and Trey Burton (hip) are early favorites to handle the majority of snaps at the position, but Alie-Cox's power and stature could conceivably lend him to red-zone utilization or even a handful of designed plays. After h... (More)3 days
90.Mitchell Trubisky: Embracing competition with Foles (RotoWire) Coach Matt Nagy said Monday that Trubisky (shoulder) has been "really, really good in the fact that he's taken this [competition] head-on," Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports. Analysis: Nagy has previously stated that the team's Week 1 starter will be determined in an open competition between Trubisky and Nick Foles, whom the team acquired for a fourth-round pick in a trade with Jacksonville in April. The Bears then declined to pick up Trubisky's fifth-year option, a hint that Foles is viewed internally as the frontrunner to beat out Trubisky in training camp and the preseason. The 25-year-old demonstrated a career-low 6.1 yards per pass... (More)3 days
91.NFL | Antonio Brown is working with Deion Sanders (thehuddle) Updating previous reports, free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) is working out with NFL Hall of Fame CB Deion Sanders. 'My son came to town to WORK! On his Game,on his Life,On his Thoughts,on his Tomorrow & on ANTONIO BROWN!' Sanders wrote on Instagram. 'I Love him to life and I can't wait to witness this comeback Story called A,B & See. I know what I know and I pray u all get to see what I know to be true about ANTONIO BROWN. God bless all y'all and please have a productive peaceful day we are Growing & Going !' Analysis: Reserve hope for seeing this comeback story working in AB's favor ... there's still so much uncertainty over... (More)3 days
92.Browns | Baker Mayfield buys into Kevin Stefanski's ways (thehuddle) Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield has been buying into the ways of new head coach Kevin Stefanski. The third-year quarterback has been 'moving in silence,' which is a dramatic change for the normally outspoken Mayfield. He was asked to tone down his rhetoric by Stefanski, and Mayfield has taken it to heart, which some around the team view as a sign of improving maturity. Analysis: Look for a bunch of play-action passing from Mayfield, and we've already seen reports about him working on his footwork in relation to this emphasized aspect of the new offense. In 2020, if Mayfield fails, it won't be for a lack of weaponry. Stefanski ha... (More)3 days
93.Dolphins | Mike Gesicki popular in red zone (thehuddle) Miami Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki was one of four tight ends to see double-digit end zone targets during the 2019 season.4 days
94.Giants | Saquon Barkley finished on high note (thehuddle) New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley averaged 131 rushing yards on 6.24 yards per carry in the final three games of the 2019 season, and he scored five of his eight total touchdowns in that span. Analysis: Barkley battled an ankle injury in what was a disappointing sophomore campaign, but he flashed his upside in the final weeks. Not only is he a first-round pick in all fantasy formats, but he could be off the board as soon as No. 2 overall.4 days
95.Bills | Josh Allen in rare company (thehuddle) Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen has 17 rushing touchdowns in 27 career starts. Only free-agent QB Cam Newton (Panthers) has had more rushing touchdowns in his first 27 starts. Analysis: Despite below average accuracy, Newton has been a high-end fantasy quarterback for much of his career because of his rushing stats. Allen may never reach Newton's level, but his running ability can keep him in the QB1 mix.4 days
96.Bengals | John Ross dangerous after the catch (thehuddle) Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross averaged 7.3 yards after the catch in 2019 - tied for the fourth-highest average in the league among players who amassed 50 targets last season.4 days
97.Rams | Robert Woods a YAC monster (thehuddle) Los Angeles Rams WR Robert Woods registered 613 yards after the catch in 2019 - the third-highest total in the league.4 days
98.Cam Newton likely to take his time before joining a team (FantasyPros) According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, free agent and former Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton is now expected to take his time before joining a team. Analysis: Rumors have swirled regarding possible landing spots for the former MVP quarterback after being released by the Panthers back in March. The thought now is that Newton will wait until teams resume regular activity in an effort to get a better understanding of his market. Teams can then get a better look at the 31-year old and see if he's fully healthy for themselves. Newton has been linked to multiple teams includi... (More)4 days
99.49ers | George Kittle a nightmare in the open field (thehuddle) San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle has compiled two of the three best seasons for a tight end in terms of producing yards after the catch since at least 2015 over the last two years. His 871 receiving yards after the catch in 2018 are the most by any player over the last five seasons (and 208 more yards than second-place Travis Kelce compiled in 2016), while his 623 receiving yards after the catch in 2019 led all tight ends and trailed only Chris Godwin (629) among all players last season.4 days
100.George Kittle: Looking to reset TE market (RotoWire) Kittle's agent doesn't believe the existing tight end market is relevant to his client's next contract, ESPN.com reports. Analysis: The agent, Jack Bechta, makes a reasonable point, considering Kittle's combination of receiving and blocking skill hasn't been seen in the NFL since Rob Gronkowski's prime. Travis Kelce is the closest thing to a fair comparison right now, but he signed a five-year, $46.8 million extension four years ago and has since become one of the top bargains in the league for his team. Entering the fourth and final season his his rookie contract, Kittle can make a case for the same type of money that's recently bee... (More)4 days

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