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1.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)4 hours
2.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.5 hours
3.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.5 hours
4.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.6 hours
5.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).6 hours
6.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.7 hours
7.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.8 hours
8.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.8 hours
9.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)9 hours
10.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.9 hours
11.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 RB2.10 hours
12.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 2.11 hours
13.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.11 hours
14.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)12 hours
15.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)12 hours
16.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 2020.12 hours
17.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.13 hours
18.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)13 hours
19.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)17 hours
20.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)19 hours
21.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.1 day
22.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 2019.1 day
23.49ers | 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).1 day
24.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 2020.1 day
25.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.1 day
26.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.1 day
27.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.1 day
28.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.1 day
29.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.1 day
30.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.1 day
31.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)1 day
32.Cardinals | Dylan Cantrell to change positions (thehuddle) Arizona Cardinals WR Dylan Cantrell is expected to move to tight end this upcoming season. 1 day
33.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)1 day
34.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. 1 day
35.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)1 day
36.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)1 day
37.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)1 day
38.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.1 day
39.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)1 day
40.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. 1 day
41.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. 1 day
42.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. 1 day
43.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.1 day
44.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. 1 day
45.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)1 day
46.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)1 day
47.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)1 day
48.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)1 day
49.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.2 days
50.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.2 days
51.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.2 days
52.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.2 days
53.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.2 days
54.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)2 days
55.49ers | 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.2 days
56.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)2 days
57.Jets | No shortage of receiving work for Le'Veon Bell (thehuddle) New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell has enjoyed a target share of between 17 and 18 percent in four of his last five seasons, with the only exception coming in 2015 (15 percent). His 17.3 percent share in 2019 was the second-highest mark of his career.2 days
58.Browns | Kareem Hunt heavily used in passing game (thehuddle) Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt ranked sixth among running backs with 44 targets from Week 10 until the end of the 2019 regular season. Additionally, Hunt's 49 slot snaps also ranked sixth among running backs in the league for the year despite playing only eight games.2 days
59.Falcons | Calvin Ridley erupted after Mohamed Sanu trade (thehuddle) Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley was on track for 66 catches for 853 yards and nine touchdowns on 101 targets prior to the Falcons trading Mohamed Sanu to the New England Patriots following a Week 7 loss. Over his final six games and before succumbing to an abdomen injury that ended his season prior to Week 15, Ridley's 16-game pace over the final six contests was 91 receptions for 1,315 yards and eight touchdowns on 131 targets. Analysis: Six games is a relatively small sample, but it provides a bit of rationale to those that believe Ridley could be this year's Chris Godwin. The third-year pro finds himself in a wonderful environm... (More)2 days
60.Vikings | Irv Smith picked it up sans Adam Thielen (thehuddle) Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith amassed a mere seven scoreless catches on eight targets over his first six NFL games in 2019. Beginning in Week 7 when WR Adam Thielen suffered a hamstring injury - an ailment that limited him to three receptions and three games the rest of the regular season - on his only catch of the game, Smith totaled 29 catches on 39 targets and scored two touchdowns. Analysis: Smith's averages of 3.9 targets and 2.9 catches in his last 10 games are hardly eye-catching, but his prorated totals over that span work out to 46 receptions for 349 yards on 62 targets - not exactly bad numbers for a rookie tight end. Wi... (More)2 days
61.Redskins | Dwayne Haskins took a huge step forward late (thehuddle) Washington Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins took a combined three sacks and went 31-of-43 (72 percent) as a passer for 394 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions over his final two starts of 2019. In his first seven appearances as a pro (five starts), he was sacked an average of 3.7 times and went 88-for-160 (55 percent) as a passer for 971 yards, three touchdowns and seven interceptions.2 days
62.Broncos | Several TEs may compete for two spots (thehuddle) Denver Broncos TEs Albert Okwuegbunam, Austin Fort and Jake Butt are expected to be competing for two roster spots during training camp. Okwuegbunam is considered a favorite for one of the spots. 2 days
63.Ravens | Lamar Jackson may go deep more often (thehuddle) Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson hopefully will try more downfield throws this upcoming season when the team faces one-on-one coverage, according to head coach John Harbaugh. 'Those corners are going to be one-on-one and those safeties are going to be one-on-one against receivers, especially on downfield throws, and we got to make them pay for it,' Harbaugh said. 'I really do believe that's the next step for this offense from an execution standpoint. I really do believe Lamar is going to take the next step and our receivers are going to take the next step.' Analysis: Jackson is one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL and would be ... (More)2 days
64.Browns | Cleveland not considering Clay Matthews (thehuddle) Free-agent LB Clay Matthews (Rams) is not receiving interest from the Cleveland Browns at this point. 2 days
65.Browns | Cleveland may use top RBs together (thehuddle) Cleveland Browns RBs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt probably will be on the field at the same time on occasion this upcoming season, in the opinion of The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot. Analysis: Chubb will continue to receive most of the work at running back this upcoming season, but Hunt was a solid receiver out of the backfield in 2019. Chubb should be a No. 1 running back in fantasy leagues, while Hunt can be a flex option in most leagues and likely will be more valuable in point-per-reception leagues. 2 days
66.Browns | Jadeveon Clowney still an option (thehuddle) Free-agent DE Jadeveon Clowney (Seahawks) is still receiving interest from the Cleveland Browns even though he has not accepted their contract offer at this point. 2 days
67.Bills | Stefon Diggs only working with Josh Allen (thehuddle) Buffalo Bills WR Stefon Diggs has only worked with QB Josh Allen during drills at the recent workouts in Florida. Analysis: The team has not been able to hold offseason workouts, but Allen and Diggs have found a way to work on building their chemistry. Diggs likely will be the top option in the passing game this upcoming season and should be considered a No. 2 wide receiver in most fantasy leagues. 2 days
68.Tua Tagovailoa: a 'foregone conclusion' he starts Week 1 for Miami (FantasyPros) According to every NFL head coach Mike Freeman has spoken to, it is a "foregone conclusion" that Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa will beat out veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick and start Week 1 against the New England Patriots. Analysis: It was reported earlier that the Dolphins coaching staff "wasn't opposed to" starting Tagovailoa at "some point" during the 2020 season should he earn the role. The narrative seems to be shifting a bit, and fantasy owners are sure to feel the excitement. If the fifth-overall pick out of Alabama gets the opportunity to start right away in Miami... (More)2 days
69.Browns | Olivier Vernon's roster spot could be in jeopardy (thehuddle) The Cleveland Browns could release DE Olivier Vernon if the team signs free-agent DE Jadeveon Clowney, in the opinion of 710 ESPN Seattle's John Clayton. The Browns currently have Vernon and Myles Garrett at defensive end and also signed DE Adrian Clayborn earlier this offseason to a one-year, $3.75 million deal.2 days
70.Jake Butt says "My knee's good" (FantasyPros) After missing the entire 2019 season following complications stemming from his ACL surgery in September 2018 it seems that Jake Butt is finally ready to compete at full health for the Broncos. Once touted as one of the top tight end prospects entering the 2017 Draft Butt tore his ACL in the Orange Bowl during the last collegiate game of his career (Butt had previously torn his ACL in 2014 with Michigan). He then missed his entire rookie season recovering from the injury and related surgery. Butt played in only two games in 2018 before suffering a torn ACL during a n... (More)3 days
71.Ravens | Miles Boykin set to start? (thehuddle) Baltimore Ravens WR Miles Boykin has the 'inside track' to being the No. 2 receiver in 2020, according to Sheil Kapadia of The Athletic.3 days
72.Ravens | Devin Duvernay could start (thehuddle) Baltimore Ravens WR Devin Duvernay is expected to compete with WR Willie Snead for playing time in three-receiver sets.3 days
73.Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott shoulders rare workload (thehuddle) Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott had 355 touches in 2019, making him the first running back since Ladainian Tomlinson in 2006 and 2007 to have back-to-back seasons with at least 350 touches. Analysis: Even with the Cowboys finishing with the second-most passing yards in the league, Elliott still handled a huge workload. The volume alone should keep him firmly in the RB1 mix in 2020.3 days
74.Patrick Queen: Set for three-down role (RotoWire) Coach John Harbaugh expects to utilize Queen in a three-down role in both base and sub- defensive packages, Todd Karpovich of Sports Illustrated reports. Analysis: The 20-year-old was selected 28th overall in April's draft by Baltimore, so it's not a major surprise he'll be playing a significant role in 2020. The news from coach Harbaugh provides a potential boost to Queen's IDP value after he racked up 85 total tackles during his final season at LSU.3 days
75.Seahawks | Drops an issue for DK Metcalf (thehuddle) Seattle Seahawks WR DK Metcalf dropped 10.8 percent of his catchable targets in 2019, ranking 67th out of 80 qualified receivers. Analysis: Metcalf still managed 900 yards and seven touchdowns in his rookie campaign despite the drops, and he should see even more targets in his second season. Consider him a high-upside WR3 for 2020.3 days
76.Seahawks | Tyler Lockett among most efficient (thehuddle) Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett's 11.23 yards per target and 18 receiving touchdowns over the past two seasons rank second in the NFL, and he has caught 77.2 percent of his targets in that stretch, the third-best mark.3 days
77.Cardinals | Arizona unlikely to add Markus Golden (thehuddle) Free-agent LB Markus Golden (Giants) likely will not be an option for the Arizona Cardinals, in the opinion of AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban. 3 days
78.Lions | Jamal Agnew has chance to make roster (thehuddle) Detroit Lions WR Jamal Agnew has a decent chance to make the final roster because of his explosiveness with the ball and his versatility, in the opinion of the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett. 3 days
79.Lions | Detroit unlikely to pursue Jadeveon Clowney (thehuddle) Free-agent DE Jadeveon Clowney (Seahawks) likely will not be a target in free agency for the Detroit Lions, in the opinion of the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett. 3 days
80.Dynasty | Olabisi Johnson listed as starter (Dynasty League Football) Vikings receiver OlaBisi Johnson is projected to start across from veteran Adam Thielen Analysis: It's not a huge surprise as Johnson played often in 2019 and finished with 31 receptions, 294 yards and three touchdowns. But at this point it's only a projection. The Vikings added Tajae Sharpe during the off-season who could present significant competition and then selected rookie Justin Jefferson (LSU) in the first round of the NFL Draft. With Stefon Diggs now in Buffalo, it remains an area of interest just what the Vikings would do at... (More)3 days
81.Dynasty | Jarrad Davis adds weight (Dynasty League Football) Detroit linebacker Jarrad Davis has added 20 lbs. of muscle while reducing his body fat percentage Analysis: Davis wasn't a slouch before but he's a rocked up 248 lbs. now and he dropped his body fat by an impressive 5%, and it shows. Davis was having a solid season until an ankle injury ended his campaign in week 14. He didn't play in the first two weeks as well, missing a total of five games overall. His 2019 ended with 63 total tackles, two sacks and three forced fumbles. The middle linebacker was labeled as a cornerstone pla... (More)3 days
82.49ers | Jerick McKinnon to have third-down opportunities (thehuddle) San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon will have opportunities on third downs in 2020, according to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area. Analysis: McKinnon hasn't played either of the last two seasons, but he was widely viewed as one of the best pass-catching running backs when he was signed as a free agent following the 2017 season with the Minnesota Vikings. Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman are likely to begin the 2020 season with much higher fantasy value, but McKinnon could emerge by midseason if able to stay healthy.3 days
83.Jake Butt: Healthy this offseason (RotoWire) Butt is ready for a full workout and practice plan this offseason, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports. Analysis: The 2017 fifth-round pick has suffered three ACL tears since 2014, and he missed the entire 2019 season after having "minor" knee surgery in late August. With only three regular-season NFL appearances to his name, Butt faces an uphill battle to earn a spot on the Broncos' 53-man roster.3 days
84.Colts | Parris Campbell able to learn from lost rookie season (thehuddle) Indianapolis Colts WR Parris Campbell is focusing on the things he was able to learn as a rookie in 2019, rather than the time he missed due to injury. 'I am going in with the mindset that it's a new year,' Campbell said. 'I have kind of transformed myself into a pro, and I have been able to see at least one season - maybe it's not all 16 games, but I've seen just from watching and being in it, just getting the experience of being an NFL player. Just having that experience has helped me a lot.' Analysis: Campbell finished his rookie campaign with just 18 receptions for 127 yards and one touchdown across seven games. He'll be hoping... (More)3 days
85.Patriots | New England talked with Cam Newton (thehuddle) Free-agent QB Cam Newton (Panthers) had discussions on a potential contract with the New England Patriots earlier this offseason but nothing materialized, according to league sources.3 days
86.Eagles | Former teammates want LeSean McCoy back in Philly (thehuddle) Philadelphia Eagles OT Lane Johnson and WR DeSean Jackson said in an Instagram show Friday, May 29, they're hoping to see free-agent RB LeSean McCoy (Chiefs) signed by management. 'I want to see it,' Johnson said about a McCoy reunion.3 days
87.Browns | David Njoku ready to move past 2019 (thehuddle) Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku said recently he's excited about starting a new season and moving past a 2019 campaign in which both he and the team fell well short of expectations. 'That's what I'm most excited about, just the opportunity,' Njoku said. 'Obviously, this past year wasn't (what) we all planned or had in mind, but it's a great learning experience. I'm very excited to come back with my teammates and give it all we got.' Analysis: Njoku, the 29th overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, totaled just five receptions, 41 yards and one touchdown across four games amid an injury-riddled 2019 season. He posted career-highs of 56 ... (More)3 days
88.49ers | George Kittle wants receiver money (thehuddle) San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle and the team remain far apart in contract negotiations for an extension. Kittle's agent says a 'tight-end deal' is a non-starter in those negotiations. Analysis: Kittle has been named to back-to-back Pro Bowls and was an All-Pro for the first time in 2019. He has topped 1,000 yards each of the last two seasons with a total of 10 touchdowns. He remains the 49ers' clear No. 1 option in the passing game and it's safe to expect the Niners to find a way to retain his services at any cost.3 days
89.Broncos | Jake Butt healthy, ready to perform (thehuddle) Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt (knee) said Friday, May 29, he is doing well after missing the entire 2019 campaign following knee surgery and has been working out on his own. He also said he's ready to prove the team right for waiting on him after playing just three games since being drafted in 2017. 'It's not a guarantee - they're not telling me I'm making the team by any stretch or rolling out the red carpet,' Butt said. I still have to go out there and work and earn it. ... But the fact they're standing by me and giving me an opportunity, it obviously means the world to me and I'm going to try and go out there and prove them right ... (More)3 days
90.NFL | Cam Newton content to wait (thehuddle) Free agent QB Cam Newton (Panthers) has been greeted by a cool late-spring market, and a source said he is expected to wait until teams resume on-field workouts to give them a chance to meet with him and evaluate his health in person. Sources also added that they remain uncertain on whether Newton would accept a backup role. Analysis: Newton, when healthy and owning a starting gig, has been fantasy gold, and while his shoulder and foot checked out in March physical, legit NFL starting gigs seemingly are almost all spoken for as the calendar flips to June. He's worth a late-round flier in two-QB leagues only right now, but that, of... (More)3 days
91.Panthers | Opportunity at hand for Teddy Bridgewater (thehuddle) Carolina Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater is entering a season as his team's unquestioned starter for the first time since 2015, and head coach Matt Ruhle said he jumped at the chance to give Bridgewater the opportunity. 'I believe so wholeheartedly in who he is as a quarterback,' Rhule said Friday, May 29, during an appearance on NFL Network. 'I believe in his abilities, I believe in his arm strength, I believe in his accuracy, I believe in his decision-making but, beyond that, I know he's going to make everyone else that much better.' Analysis: Bridgewater went 5-0 as a fill-in starter last season for the injured Drew Brees, but he ... (More)3 days
92.Cowboys | Coach expecting Dak Prescott (thehuddle) Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott has yet to sign his exclusive franchise tag and has not been participating in the team's virtual offseason workout program. But head coach Mike McCarthy says he has little concern about Prescott. 'He's involved in a business situation and I have full confidence that he'll be ready to go,' McCarthy said on a recent media conference call. '... There has been communication. I mean this is the way these business situations go sometimes. You respect that. I have all the confidence it will work out.' Analysis: The first key deadline is July 15 -- the date when Prescott must sign his franchise tag if he does... (More)3 days
93.49ers | George Kittle's agent aiming high (thehuddle) San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle's agent says he isn't just aiming for his client to become the league's highest-paid tight end, perhaps eyeing WR2 money. 'I don't care about the tight end market,' Jack Bechta, told NFL Network recently. 'I'm being paid to do a George Kittle deal.' Analysis: Kittle, who's locked in to be a top-three fantasy tight end for the third straight seasons, remains the Niners' unquestioned top offensive weapon and almost assuredly will reset the tight end market -- and beyond. 3 days
94.Cardinals | Patrick Peterson could sit out 2020 season (thehuddle) Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson said that battling Type 2 diabetes could impact his decision whether or not to play in the 2020 season if the NFL returns to action during the coronavirus pandemic. He said that he would be comfortable playing in such a situation if proper protocols are followed, such as temperature checks and wearing masks and gloves.3 days
95.George Kittle and 49ers not close in contract talks (FantasyPros) Reports out of San Francisco are that TE George Kittle and the 49ers remain "far apart" on a contract extension. Analysis: Kittle is entering the last year of his rookie deal and is set to become a free agent after the 2020 season. He'll make a little over $2M this year, and is in line for a big payday. Whether Kittle commands tight end or wide receiver-type money is the key. His agent Jack Bechta said, a "tight end deal is a non-starter." For reference, the highest paid TE in 2019 was Jimmy Graham at $10M, while the highest paid WR in 2019 was Julio Jones at $22M. ... (More)4 days
96.Dee Ford fully healthy after undergoing knee surgery this off-season (FantasyPros) DL Dee Ford is fully healthy after undergoing "relatively minor" knee surgery this off-season. Analysis: Ford missed five games In 2019 due to hamstring and quadricep injuries. He is in a "much better place health wise than he was last year," said Rapoport. Ford should be all systems for before the start of the NFL season. The 29-year-old was made available this off-season by the 49ers, but there has been no talk of a possible deal. Ford racked up 14 tackles and 6.5 sacks across 11 games in 2019. He will most likely be in a situational role in 2020 and is mainly an ... (More)4 days
97.Dynasty | Antonio Gibson will be involved (Dynasty League Football) Redskins offensive coordinator Scott Turner mentioned rookie Antonio Gibson when talking about creativity on offense Analysis: Gibson, DLF's RB33, has been a fast-riser in dynasty drafts after being a third round selection in the 2020 NFL Draft. He possesses an intriguing blend of speed, power and size and it was unclear as to whether the Swiss army knife player would be listed as a receiver or running back. It appears as though the question has been answered and he'll slot-in with Adrian Peterson, Derrius Guice and Bryce Love at runn... (More)4 days
98.Dynasty | Gardner Minshew receives support (Dynasty League Football) Jaguars new offensive coordinator Jay Gruden says sophomore quarterback Gardner Minshew has the "intangibles you want in a quarterback." Analysis: The full quote was: "He has shown a skillset where he can sit in a pocket, step up, make things happen outside the pocket. He’s accurate, he’s tough and obviously he’s a great leader so he’s got the intangibles you want in a quarterback." Minshew, DLF's QB27, saw action in 14 games and sparked the Jaguars early following Nick Foles' injury early in 2... (More)4 days
99.Dynasty | Justice Hill still in the rotation (Dynasty League Football) Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh said all four running backs will have a role. Analysis: Yet another deep RBBC. Hill has seen his dynasty ADP (193) plummet to a career low following the Ravens selection of J.K. Dobbins during the 2020 NFL Draft. In 2019, he was a popular sleeper selection as a rookie and he went on to produce 225 yards and two touchdowns on 58 attempts, also chipping in eight receptions for 70 yards. His value came more at the hands of the aging Mark Ingram and inside-grinder Gus Edwards not carrying the same dynamic as Hill but the addition of Dobbins would seem to lock him in to anothe... (More)4 days
100.Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott among leaders in long runs (thehuddle) Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed for at least 10 yards on 38 carries during the 2019 regular season, which ranked fourth in the NFL. Analysis: Elliott posted the third 1,000-yard season of his career in 2019 and also finished with 12 touchdowns. He has been one of the top running backs in the NFL since being drafted and likely will be selected in the first round of all fantasy leagues. 4 days

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