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1.49ers expect Joe Staley back for 2020 (Rotoworld) 49ers GM John Lynch expects LT Joe Staley to return for a 14th season in 2020. Analysis: There had been speculation that Staley might retire. "I don't think you know with certainty with any player, but all indications is Joe is really happy being a 49er," Lynch said. "He's healthy and that's all good. ... We'll see what's on Joe's mind, but right now I think he's in a good place." Staley was limited to seven games by a broken leg in 2019 but remained elite when on the field. Headed into the final year of his contract, Staley turns 36 in August. 16 minutes
2.'Lot of hope' Jalen Hurd ready for OTAs (Rotoworld) 49ers GM John Lynch has a "lot of hope" Jalen Hurd (back) will be ready for the offseason program. Analysis: "(We) don’t want to officially give that word, but there have been some recent scans and things that give us a lot of hope that that’ll be the case, come April 1, he’ll be a full-go," Lynch said. Lynch did add that Hurd's stress fracture had proven "stubborn." Perhaps there is the possibility of a setback, though The Athletic reported earlier this month that Hurd is already healed. A full offseason would do wonders for the 24-year-old slash prospe... (More)21 minutes
3.Lynch: Garoppolo is 'our guy moving forw... (Rotoworld) Speaking Tuesday, 49ers GM John Lynch said the team is "committed to Jimmy [Garoppolo] moving forward." Analysis: "He's our guy," Lynch continued. "The room for growth has not come close to hitting the ceiling." Garoppolo was hidden throughout much of the 49ers' playoff run, as the offense leaned heavily on their excellent running game, and Garoppolo was unable to make the throws to sink the Chiefs in the Super Bowl. He's unlikely to ever be an upper-echelon NFL starter, but Garoppolo is good enough to win with in this league if everything else around him hits on all cylinders. He can even win game... (More)27 minutes
4.Miles Boykin: Facing higher expectations (RotoWire) General manager Eric DeCosta said the Ravens expect Boykin to make a second-year leap, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: The 2019 third-round pick started 11 of 16 games as a rookie but was used as a run blocker on about half of his 425 offensive snaps. Boykin finished the regular season with 13 catches for 198 yards and three touchdowns, drawing no more than three targets in any one game until he got seven in a playoff loss to the Titans (three receptions for 26 yards). The 23-year-old could now take over more of the work that went to Seth Roberts in 2019, though there's a good chance the Ravens would replace Roberts w... (More)1 hour
5.Jerick McKinnon: Deemed healthy (RotoWire) General manager John Lynch said McKinnon (knee) is now healthy and could stay with the 49ers if the two sides reach agreement on a reworked contract, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Analysis: Scheduled for a $6.5 million base salary in the third season of a four-year, $30 million contract, McKinnon presumably needs to accept a huge pay cut to have any shot at sticking around in San Francisco. He missed all of 2018 and 2019 with right knee injuries, and he wasn't exactly a world beater in his four seasons with Minnesota from 2014 to 2017. Fellow running backs Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman are under contract with the 49... (More)2 hours
6.Teams 'strongly against' keeping PI revi... (Rotoworld) The Washington Post's Mark Maske reports teams are "strongly against" keeping pass interference reviewable for the 2020 season. Analysis: Per Maske, 21 teams voted against the measure on the competition committee's offseason survey, with only eight in favor. The rule was an abject disaster in 2019, with arbitrary enforcement and seemingly random shifts of emphasis. It's still possible the owners overrule the competition committee in the interest of avoiding another Saints/Rams debacle.2 hours
7.Shanahan wants Dante Pettis on a 'missio... (Rotoworld) 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan wants Dante Pettis to return on a "mission" in 2020. Analysis: "I think he took a documented step back in his second year (and) I’ve been around a lot of players who have done that," Shanahan said. "The players I’ve been around — which is a ton — they go one way or the other. They keep being like that, then they usually filter out. Or it’s a wake-up call for them and they come back and you kind of see it in April. It’s like, ‘OK, this guy treated January to April so much different than before.’ Then it usually changes their care... (More)2 hours
8.Browns likely to exercise Njoku's team o... (Rotoworld) Browns GM Andrew Berry hinted Tuesday that the team will exercise David Njoku's fifth-year team option for 2021. Analysis: "I wouldn’t disclose any of those kind of business decisions in this setting," Berry said. "But it’s safe to say we view both those guys as very, very talented members of our roster and we look forward to seeing what they’re going to do over the next few years." The "other guy" is Myles Garrett. Something of a perennial tease through the first three years of his career, Njoku did not get along with since-fired coach Freddie Kitchens.... (More)2 hours
9.Matthew Stafford: Should be ready for OTAs (RotoWire) General manager Bob Quinn said Stafford (back) is healthy and the quarterback will be full go for the start of the offseason training program, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports. Analysis: Quinn also reiterated that Stafford is not on the trade block while adding that he still considers the 32-year-old signal caller to be in his prime. Considering Stafford was at least top-five in the league in terms of passing touchdowns, passing yards, passer rating and 20-plus-yard completions when he injured his back in Week 9, that isn't a stretch for Quinn to say. Last year the offseason training program started April 15.2 hours
10.Caldwell admits Jags could franchise Nga... (Rotoworld) Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell acknowledged Tuesday that impending free agent DE Yannick Ngakoue could be franchise tagged. Analysis: "I think all options are on the table," Caldwell said. "We've got to work through the process with him and see where we are." Still a month shy of his 25th birthday, Ngakoue is not the kind of player who reaches the open market. The franchise tag would set the Jags back roughly $19.3 million. ESPN has reported Ngakoue is seeking $22 million annually. That's a staggering number, but sensible in the context of recent edge-rushing money.2 hours
11.'No timeline' on Jalen Ramsey extension (Rotoworld) Rams GM Les Snead said there is "no timeline" on an extension for contract-year CB Jalen Ramsey. Analysis: "There's really no timeline on that, like when the deal gets done, at this point," was Snead's exact quote. "But we'd definitely like to have Jalen helping the Rams for more than just the 2020 season." You don't say. The Rams gave up a pair of first-rounders and a fourth for 25-year-old Ramsey, giving him massive leverage in long-term talks. Judging by the tenor of Snead's quotes, the sides are nowhere close to an agreement.3 hours
12.Bryce Callahan: Progressing well in recovery (RotoWire) Head coach Vic Fangio said Callahan's recovering well from foot surgery, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports. Analysis: Fangio -- who coached Callahan in Chicago in 2018 before accepting the head-coaching gig in Denver for 2019 -- relayed that the cornerback is progressing "much better" from his second foot surgery. The 28-year-old Callahan didn't play at all last season due to complications from his first surgery, but it appears those concerns are being cleared up, although there's no set timeline for him to return to football activities.3 hours
13.Seahawks 'definitely' want to re-sign Re... (Rotoworld) The Seahawks "definitely" want to re-sign impending free agent DT Jarran Reed.3 hours
14.Dynasty | Eno Benjamin measurements (Dynasty League Football) Rookie running back Eno Benjamin measured in at 5'8 7/8" and 207 lbs at the NFL Combine. Analysis: Benjamin helps himself by weighing in nearly 10 lbs. more than many were expecting. A lightning quick runner, questions remained about his ability to add weight and be something more than a third-down specialist at the next level. Seeing 553 carries for Arizona State, he carried the load and produced 2,700 yards and 26 touchdowns while adding 77 receptions and another four touchdowns as a receiver. Drafted situation and timed speed wi... (More)3 hours
15.Drew Lock: Acknowledged as top dog (RotoWire) General manager John Elway acknowledged that Lock is "the guy" in Denver, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports. Analysis: Lock's 64.1 percent completion rate as a rookie was actually better than what he posted in any of his four seasons at Missouri. That's not to say concerns about accuracy or pocket presence can now be totally dismissed, but the 2019 second-round pick at least played well enough to earn the starting job for Week 1 of 2020. Elway was asked about the possibility of signing Tom Brady, and while the GM said he'd be willing to talk with the future Hall of Famer, he also made sure to mention that the Broncos are happy with... (More)3 hours
16.Dynasty | AJ Dillon measurements (Dynasty League Football) Rookie running back AJ Dillon measured in at 6' 3/8" and 247 lbs at the NFL Combine. Analysis: His weight isn't a misprint and it was fully expected. He even came in a few pounds less than some were expecting. He's a massive force in the run-game and produced 4,400 yards on the ground with 34 touchdowns for Boston College. A two-down bulldozer, Dillon is destined to be paired with a 'lightning' component at the next level and few his size are productive for long periods of time though Tennessee's Derrick Henry is breaking the mold for bigger backs. Dillon likely won&#... (More)3 hours
17.Marcell Dareus: Becomes free agent (RotoWire) The Jaguars have declined to pick up Dareus' (abdomen) option for the 2020 season, making him a free agent, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports. Analysis: By letting Dareus go, the Jaguars will save $20 million against the salary cap in 2020. Dareus ended the 2019 season on injured reserve after undergoing core muscle surgery in October. He finished the year with 13 tackles and 0.5 sacks through six games. The timeline to return from his surgery was 4-to-6 weeks, so he should be ready to sign with a new team immediately.3 hours
18.Jadeveon Clowney: Undergoes successful surgery (RotoWire) General manager John Schneider said Clowney has successful core muscle surgery, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. Analysis: Clowney has battled this injury since November, and offseason surgery was always in the plans for the defensive end. The recovery timeline isn't clear, but it shouldn't affect his contract talks much. The Seahawks still are trying to re-sign Clowney, but the coveted pass-rusher is expected to hit the open market in March and could command top dollar despite posting an underwhelming three sacks in 2019.3 hours
19.Dynasty | J.K. Dobbins measurements (Dynasty League Football) Rookie running back J.K. Dobbins measured in at 5'9 1/2 and 209 lbs at the NFL Combine. Analysis: His weight is much lighter than expected which could aid in a faster 40-time at the NFL Combine this week. Dobbins is locked in a battle with D'Andre Swift and Jonathan Taylor for top-back in this class and while both Taylor and Dobbins are currently behind Swift in popularity, things could change following this week's Combine performances. Dobbins rivals Swift as the most natural three-down-potential back from this class and he wa... (More)3 hours
20.Todd Davis: Staying in Mile High City (RotoWire) The Broncos will pick up Davis' 2020 option, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports. Analysis: The 2019 season was essentially a contract year for Davis, as the team would save $4.5 million against the salary cap by cutting the inside linebacker. Davis proved his value, though. He racked up a career-high 134 tackles in 2019, and he will be rewarded with another year in Denver. The 27-year-old is in line to start again in 2020.3 hours
21.Jags have no timeline on 2020 QB decisio... (Rotoworld) Jaguars coach Doug Marrone has no timeline for deciding his 2020 starting quarterback. Analysis: "It’s not really going to happen until we start playing, in the preseason, because for me, at that position, one of the things that’s important is that the players can see who the best player is," Marrone said. "You have an obligation to everyone in that locker room that you’re putting the best player out there." When Nick Foles wasn't injured last season, he was bad. Sixth-round rookie Gardner Minshew displayed only flashes. It's not a great situation, one that has th... (More)3 hours
22.Dynasty | C. Edwards-Helaire measurements (Dynasty League Football) Rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire measured in at 5'7 1/4" and 213 lbs at the NFL Combine. Analysis: Whoops. There's the first big surprise in the running back class as CEH measured in well below expectations, at least in height. Helping his status is his 213 lbs. frame which shows up on tape. Despite his diminutive stature, CEH is an intriguing inside-outside runner with hands to match. His junior season produced 1,414 yards and 16 touchdowns while chiming in with 55 receptions. He won't run away from second-level... (More)4 hours
23.O.J. Howard: Likely getting fifth-year option (RotoWire) General manager Jason Licht suggested the Buccaneers are likely to pick up the fifth-year option on Howard's contract, also noting that coaches are "more than excited" about what the tight end can do in his second year working under Bruce Arians, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Given what transpired in 2019, it's fair to wonder if Howard and Arians share Licht's enthusiasm. The young tight end never came close to making good on his breakout hype, with Arians pointing to drops, penalties and poor blocking to explain why Howard averaged just 3.8 targets per game. The 25-year-old did at least manage 8.7 yards per target, a... (More)4 hours
24.Brandon McManus: Coming back in 2020 (RotoWire) The Broncos picked up McManus' $1 million option for 2020, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports. Analysis: McManus is coming off another solid year with Denver, as he connected on 29 of 34 field goals (85.3 percent) and 25 of 26 extra points. The 28-year-old kicker hit four of seven kicks from beyond 50 yards, and he's poised to be the Broncos' starter again in 2020.4 hours
25.Pete Carroll 'heaps praise' on TE Hollis... (Rotoworld) The Seattle Times reports Seahawks coach Pete Carroll "heaped heavy praise" on restricted free agent Jacob Hollister in Tuesday's media session.4 hours
26.Justin Evans: Aiming for June return (RotoWire) Head coach Bruce Arians hopes Evans (foot) will be cleared June 1, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Evans started the 2019 season on injured reserve due to an Achilles injury, and he was shut down for the year after undergoing surgery on his other foot -- the one that hampered him in the 2018 campaign. It's been a tough stretch for Evans, but he's almost in the clear and could participate in part of the offseason program. At the very least, the 24-year-old safety should be back in action by training camp.4 hours
27.Jags will 'explore all options' with Bou... (Rotoworld) Jaguars GM David Caldwell expects to "explore all options" with CB A.J. Bouye. Analysis: In other words, hopefully Bouye will take a pay cut. "He still has a lot of football left in him – and again, another player we really like here as a person and as a guy," Caldwell said. "A.J. is definitely an asset for us." Going on 29, Bouye had a rough 2019 and is due $13 million. Cutting him would create $11.4 million in cap space. One way or another, an adjustment is coming.4 hours
28.Ronald Jones: Raises expectations (RotoWire) General manager Jason Licht said the Buccaneers expect Jones to be even better in 2020, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Analysis: While far from spectacular this past season, Jones undoubtedly took a big step forward from his washout rookie campaign, leading the Tampa backfield in rushing yards (724), yards per carry (4.2), receiving yards (309) and yards per target (7.7). There's potential for a larger workload with Peyton Barber scheduled to become a free agent on the heels of an underwhelming season, but it won't come as any surprise if the Bucs replace the veteran with an early draft pick or superior free ag... (More)4 hours
29.49ers | Niners stand by Jimmy Garoppolo (thehuddle) San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo will remain the team's starting quarterback for the long-term, according to general manager John Lynch Tuesday, Feb. 25. 'We're extremely proud of Jimmy and committed to Jimmy moving forward. He's our guy,' Lynch said, per Jennifer Lee Chan of CSNBayArea.com. 'The room for growth has not come close to hitting the ceiling.' Analysis: Garoppolo has drawn the ire of fans for his unimpressive passing numbers in the playoffs and in Super Bowl LIV. He was highly efficient in the 2019 regular season while completing 69.1 percent of his pass attempts for 3,978 yards and 27 touchdowns against 13 interc... (More)4 hours
30.Bradley Chubb: Won't participate in OTAs (RotoWire) Chubb (knee) isn't expected to be ready for the offseason program but should be cleared for training camp, James Palmer of NFL Network reports. Analysis: Chubb sustained a partially torn ACL in Week 4 and was shut down for the season after undergoing surgery in October. The 23-year-old was expected to be ready for OTAs, but the team has pushed his timeline back to ensure the 2018 first-round pick is ready for the 2020 campaign. Chubb posted one sack over four games this year, but he racked up 12 sacks in his rookie campaign.4 hours
31.Keim: David Johnson 'a guy we still valu... (Rotoworld) Speaking Tuesday, Cardinals GM Steve Keim said David Johnson is "a guy we still value." Analysis: "I think because of the success that Kenyan (Drake) had, because of the success Chase (Edmonds) had, I think that's something that will be a chip on his shoulder," Keim said of his highly-paid back. "He's going to want to come back and play well and again because of his skill-set. ... We certainly think he can jump back in and do some good things for us." The reality is, the decision has already been made for Arizona, as releasing Johnson would be cost-prohibit... (More)4 hours
32.Roquan Smith: Should be ready by training camp (RotoWire) Smith (pectoral) is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, Brad Biggs of The Chicago Tribune reports. Analysis: Smith suffered a torn pectoral muscle in Week 14 and underwent surgery later in December. General manager Ryan Pace expects Smith to be ready for training camp. Smith will be 23 years old to start the 2020 season, and he's recorded two straight campaigns with 100-plus stops.4 hours
33.Dynasty | Zack Moss measurements (Dynasty League Football) Rookie running back Zack Moss measured in at 5'9 3/8" and 223 lbs at the NFL Combine. Analysis: It's a good weigh-in for the three-year pounder for Utah. The Senior is among the second-tier runners in this draft class and could help himself immensely in Indi this week. The unquestioned starter over the past three years at Utah, Moss compiled nearly 3,700 yards on the ground with 36 touchdowns. He added 65 receptions over that same span as well. Moss is found as DLF's rookie RB6 and R19 overall showing the perceived talent... (More)4 hours
34.Todd Gurley: Could have reps managed (RotoWire) Coach Sean McVay isn't sure if Gurley will have his reps managed again in 2020, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports. Analysis: For all the discussion about his problematic left knee, Gurley missed just one game in 2019 while averaging 52.5 snaps and 17 touches per contest, losing practice reps rather than game reps. Of course, he dropped to 3.8 yards per carry and 4.2 per target, with his lack of explosiveness and poor blocking in front of him both contributing to the lackluster efficiency. Gurley's contract should keep him safe on the Rams' roster for at least one more season, but that doesn't necessarily mean he'll retain... (More)4 hours
35.Xavien Howard: Under investigation by league (RotoWire) The NFL has opened an investigation regarding Howard's (knee) arrest for domestic battery in December, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. Analysis: The criminal charges against Howard have been dropped, but the NFL may decide to hand him a suspension under the NFL's personal conduct policy. There's no timeline for when the league will decide on the appropriate discipline, but Howard could be looking at a six-game suspension.4 hours
36.Jags open to keeping Dareus at lower pri... (Rotoworld) Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell is willing to re-sign free agent Marcell Dareus at a lower price. Analysis: "He’s still a guy that we have interest in being back at some point in time," Caldwell said. "We'll see what his mindset is and where he is from salary demands and stuff like that." The Jags declined an option that would have guaranteed Dareus nearly $20 million in 2020. Dareus is coming off an injury-ruined 2019 but should draw plenty of interest as a run-stopping force. 4 hours
37.Sammy Watkins: Candidate to have deal re-worked (RotoWire) Watkins, who is slated to count $21 million against the Chiefs' salary cap this coming season, is a candidate to have his deal restructured, Herbie Teope of the Kansas City Star reports. Analysis: To that end, GM Brett Veach indicated Tuesday that the team plans to meet with the wideout's agent this week to discuss his existing contract. Per Veach, Watkins is a player the Chiefs wish to retain, but given the terms of the third and final year of his deal with the team, some sort of restructuring is clearly in order to make that a reality. Watkins' regular season line (52/673/3 through 14 games) wasn't special, but the 26-year-old was ... (More)4 hours
38.De'Vondre Campbell: Contract talks put on hold (RotoWire) General manager Thomas Dimitroff said the team will let Campbell "hit the market" in March to see what his value is, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Campbell is set to be an unrestricted free agent, so this is a risky move for the Falcons. However, teams can contact Campbell starting March 16th but can't sign him until the 18th, so the team could use those two days to evaluate and potentially match the offers the outside linebacker receives. Campbell recorded a career-high 129 tackles in 2019 and started every game.4 hours
39.Nick Foles: Headed for job battle with Minshew (RotoWire) Coach Doug Marrone said the Jaguars will have an open quarterback competition between Foles, Gardner Minshew and Joshua Dobbs, starting with OTAs in May, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports. Analysis: Dobbs was a generous inclusion, as the real battle figures to involve Foles and Minshew. The Jaguars might also consider a trade, but it could be a tough sell with Foles carrying a fully guaranteed $15.13 million base salary for 2020, per overthecap.com.4 hours
40.Carson (hip) expected to be ready for We... (Rotoworld) Chris Carson (hip) is expected to be ready for Week 1. Analysis: That would seem to mean Carson is questionable for the beginning of training camp. Coach Pete Carroll once again emphasized Tuesday that Carson avoided a fracture and surgery. Carson's injury seems less serious than Rashaad Penny's, but is major all the same. Backfield-obsessed Carroll might need to add another body to his banged up running back corps.4 hours
41.Dynasty | D'Andre Swift measurements (Dynasty League Football) Rookie running back D'Andre Swift measured in at 5'8 1/4" and 212 lbs at the NFL Combine. Analysis: He's shorter than listed but on the positive side, his weight remains strong for his size. Swift is still considered the top back of the 2020 running back class but is being threatened by bruising runners J.K. Dobbins and Jonathan Taylor. A do-it-all back for Georgia sharing carries over his collegiate career, Swift managed over 2,200 yards and 17 touchdowns as the primary carrier over the past two years and displayed some of the best hands of the class with 56 receptions during that sa... (More)4 hours
42.Jaguars | Yannick Ngakoue could draw tag (thehuddle) Impending free-agent DE Yannick Ngakoue could receive the franchise tag for the 2020 season, according to general manager David Caldwell Tuesday, Feb. 25. 'There's still a process that needs to be played [out],' Caldwell said. 'I think you guys know how we feel about him. We want him here. We're going to try to get him here and keep him here one way or another. ... I think all options are on the table,' Caldwell said. 'We've got to work through the process with him and see where we are.'4 hours
43.Rashaad Penny: Preseason PUP candidate (RotoWire) Penny (knee) is a candidate to begin training camp on the Seahawks' preseason PUP list, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports. Analysis: That's not surprising considering Penny tore his ACL in Week 14 of the 2019 season and subsequently had surgery later in December. Given the timing of his injury, coupled with reports that the running back's knee woes went beyond his ACL tear, Penny's status for Seattle's season opener remains murky. On the plus side with regard to the team's Week 1 backfield composition, Chris Carson (hip) is on track to be ready for the start of the coming campaign, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com re... (More)4 hours
44.Dynasty | Jonathan Taylor measurements (Dynasty League Football) Rookie running back Jonathan Taylor measured in at 5'10 1/4" and 226 lbs at the NFL Combine. Analysis: It's a great measurement in the sea of 'smaller' backs here in 2020. Taylor is a bruising downhill runner who was ultra-successful at Wisconsin over three years, rushing for over 6,000 yards and 50 touchdowns. Not known for his receiving ability out of the backfield, the junior did chime in with 26 receptions and five touchdowns in his final year as a Badger. He's in a battle with D'Andre Swift and J.K. Do... (More)4 hours
45.Rashaad Penny expected to begin camp on ... (Rotoworld) Seahawks coach Pete Carroll expects Rashaad Penny (ACL) to begin training camp on the PUP list. Analysis: It's hardly a surprise considering Penny suffered "more than just a normal ACL tear" in December, but it's notable that not even Carroll was willing to say Penny might be ready for camp. We would consider Penny doubtful for Week 1, and a strong candidate for reserve/PUP, which would cost him six games. Although Chris Carson is working his way back from a hip injury, the highway is wide open for Carson to maintain his stranglehold on starting duties this offseason.4 hours
46.Tytus Howard expected to get in OTAs wor... (Rotoworld) Texans coach Bill O'Brien expects second-year OL Tytus Howard (MCL) to do "some things" during the offseason program. Analysis: O'Brien said the No. 23 overall pick of last year's draft is "doing really well." Howard's rookie health was not handled well, as he was allowed to play through a partially torn MCL. It eventually landed him on injured reserve. Howard was briefly used at guard last season before settling in at right tackle. That is undoubtedly where the Texans would like Howard to settle opposite Laremy Tunsil.4 hours
47.Dynasty | Ke'Shawn Vaughn measurements (Dynasty League Football) Rookie running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn measured in at 5'9 5/8 and 214 lbs at the NFL Combine. Analysis: The 2020 running back class is coming in a bit smaller in height than expected but carrying good weight. Vaughn has a circle of followers and supporters and checks many of the boxes for a next-level talent. Two years as the primary back for Vanderbilt, the senior amassed nearly 2,300 yards and 21 touchdowns in 2018 and 2019 while also displaying capable hands. Vaughn is found as DLF's rookie RB8 and R24 overall. Stay tuned to DLF as we are Indianapolis this week for coverage of the NFL Com... (More)4 hours
48.Dynasty | Cam Newton still starter (Dynasty League Football) Ian Rapoport is reporting that according to sources, the Panthers are moving forward with Cam Newton as their starting quarterback Analysis: It's no surprise after Kyle Allen looked good initially in replacement of Newton, but then faded badly. Newton's foot is on the mend and he clearly didn't rush the healing process in 2019, not playing a game following week two. It was touch and go for Newton's future in Carolina but in the end, he represents the Panthers best opportunity to be competitive in 2020. Turning 31 in May, N... (More)5 hours
49.Browns | David Njoku sticking with Cleveland? (thehuddle) Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku is likely to have his fifth-year option picked up, according to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal. Analysis: Njoku had a down year in 2019, as he didn't seem to gel with former head coach Freddie Kitchens. He finished the season with just 41 yards and a touchdown in four games played. A first-rounder in 2017, there's still plenty of hope for his future.5 hours
50.Panthers decline Jarius Wright's $1.9M o... (Rotoworld) The Panthers have declined Jarius Wright's $1.9 million 2020 option, making him a free agent. Analysis: Now on the wrong side of 30, Wright remained the Panthers' "glue guy" No. 3 receiver last season, posting a 28/296/0 line with Cam Newton missing most of the year. He will look for reserve/special teams work in free agency, with guaranteed money probably hard to come by.5 hours
51.Jarius Wright: Set to become free agent (RotoWire) The Panthers declined to pick up Wright's 2020 option, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Analysis: Wright signed a three-year deal with the Panthers in March of 2018, but he'll become a free agent March 16, saving the team $6 million against the salary cap. The 30-year-old slot receiver produced sparingly in 2019, as he never generated more than 60 receiving yards in a game and finished with 28 catches for 296 yards and no touchdowns.5 hours
52.Texans GM/head coach BOB won't call play... (Rotoworld) Texans coach/GM Bill O'Brien won't call plays in 2020. Analysis: "Timmy will call the plays," BOB said of recently-promoted TEs coach Tim Kelly. Kelly was named offensive coordinator earlier this month. Despite Kelly's unproven nature as a play-caller, it's a positive development for Deshaun Watson and company. BOB had proven replacement level, at best, settling into stale patterns and struggling to scheme players open. It's a rare relinquishing of power from a consummate consolidater.5 hours
53.Seahawks | Hope is to re-sign Jadeveon Clowney (thehuddle) Impending free-agent DE Jadeveon Clowney will be a target of the Seattle Seahawks for a new deal, according to head coach Pete Carroll Tuesday, Feb. 25. 'We are going to try,' Carroll said. 'We are trying to get it done. He had a fantastic season. We'd love to have him back.'5 hours
54.Jets | Le'Veon Bell staying with Gang Green (thehuddle) New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell will remain a part of the team in 2020, according to general manager Joe Douglas Tuesday, Feb. 25. 'There hasn't been talk as far as him going anywhere,' Douglas said. 'We're excited about Le'Veon. Le'Veon has been a great teammate. I can't tell you how great he's been. ... We're excited to have him.' Analysis: Bell rushed for just 789 yards and three touchdowns in his first season with the Jets while adding another 461 yards and a touchdown as a receiver. He has dropped into the RB2 tier for 2020 and will need to reprove himself within the Jets offense.5 hours
55.GM claims Jets want Jamal Adams 'for lif... (Rotoworld) Speaking Tuesday, Jets GM Joe Douglas said he wants S Jamal Adams to remain a Jet "for life." Analysis: Adams and Douglas had a falling out after Adams was made available ahead of the trade deadline — something Douglas denied — but seem to have patched things up. Douglas said earlier this month that he expected to sign an extension. Still only 24 and coming off another huge season, Adams will undoubtedly be angling to become the league's highest-paid safety. He is under team control for two more years, so the Jets don't have to rush into anything.6 hours
56.Colts | Indy needs to see more from Jacoby Brissett (thehuddle) Indianapolis Colts QB Jacoby Brissett needs to be seen in a larger sample of work, according to general manager Chris Ballard Tuesday, Feb. 25. 'We did a 2-year deal with Jacoby to find out,' Ballard said at a press conference from the Scouting Combine. 'We like Jacoby Brissett. Love what he stands for. It was almost a tale of two seasons where we're 5-2, he's playing good football. He had the injury and we had injuries as a team and we kind of slid down. We did the short term deal to see what we had. To say we're going to create competition, we're going to create competition at any spot. That's going to be a year-to-year thing.' A... (More)6 hours
57.Chris Carson: Expected to be ready Week 1 (RotoWire) General manager John Schneider said Carson (hip) should be ready to start the 2020 season, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Carson is rehabbing after suffering a season-ending hip fracture Dec. 22, but he's expected to start running soon and should be cleared fully at some point during the offseason. If he's indeed able to get up to full speed in time, the 25-year-old running back will likely be in line for bell-cow duties because Schneider was pessimistic about Rashaad Penny's (torn ACL) prospects of being ready in time for the season opener. Travis Homer will likely be back for his second year, and the team has discus... (More)6 hours
58.Panthers | Cam Newton's best football still ahead? (thehuddle) Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) hasn't yet played to the best of his abilities, according to new head coach Matt Rhule Tuesday, Feb. 25. 'I'm really excited to coach Cam Newton,' Rhule said. 'Just getting to know him, being around him, seeing the way he's rehabbing, taking this seriously. I think if he does this right and we do this right, his best football is ahead of him.' Analysis: It's a bold claim for the former Offensive Rookie of the Year and MVP, but he should certainly be able to bounce back from his more recent decent years. If Newton does in fact stay in Carolina, he'll be a low-end QB1 at draft time.6 hours
59.Dontae Johnson: Splits nine games across two teams (RotoWire) Johnson finished with three tackles through nine regular season games between the Chargers and 49ers in 2019. Analysis: Johnson began the year with the Chargers before being released then signed by the team that drafted him in 2014. The 28-year-old saw limited action, serving as corner depth during his brief stint with both clubs. Johnson will look for a new start as an unrestricted free agent this upcoming offseason.6 hours
60.Elijah Lee: Role reduced in 2019 (RotoWire) Lee recorded seven tackles (three solo) over eight games during the 2019 regular season. Analysis: Lee racked up 65 total tackles in 2018 while starting just six games that season, but the linebacker still began 2019 on the practice squad after the team replenished its linebacker depth. The 24-year-old will be a restricted free agent this upcoming offseason, but the 49ers may let him walk with a healthy amount of linebackers under contract and not a lot of cap space to play with. Lee could surface as a deep IDP candidate based on his strong tackle totals in 2018 if he ends up in a scenario where he can see significant defensive snaps... (More)6 hours
61.Rhule 'unbelievably excited' to work wit... (Rotoworld) Speaking Tuesday, new Panthers coach Matt Rhule said he was "unbelievably excited" to work with Cam Newton. Analysis: NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported earlier Tuesday that the Panthers had decided to move forward with Newton as their starter, and Rhule's comments echoed that. "I really want him on the team," Rhule said, before adding the caveat, "when Cam’s healthy, he’s one of the best of the best." Rhule also added, "I don't really care if he’s full speed until September." Rhule did decline to name Newton his certain starter if healthy, bu... (More)6 hours
62.Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch's plans unknown (thehuddle) Impending free-agent RB Marshawn Lynch hasn't shared his plans for the 2020 season, according to Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider Tuesday, Feb. 25. Analysis: Lynch won't warrant fantasy consideration if he does return to the Seahawks. He'll be behind both Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny when both are healthy and won't receive reliable work.6 hours
63.Seahawks | Seattle looking to keep Jarran Reed (thehuddle) Impending free-agent DL Jarran Reed is wanted back for the 2020 season, according to Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider Tuesday, Feb. 25.6 hours
64.Mark Nzeocha: Records first pro interception (RotoWire) Nzeocha had 10 tackles (eight solo) and an interception over 16 games as a backup in 2019. Analysis: Nzeocha saw a season-high 16 defensive snaps in Week 1, resulting in his first career interception. The 30-year-old faded into the background after that, recording just 13 total defensive snaps over the 49ers' final 15 games of the regular season. Despite his lack of usage during the regular season, Nzeocha did get some action during the team's playoff run, so he could remain in San Francisco's future plans.6 hours
65.Broncos will tag Justin Simmons absent d... (Rotoworld) Speaking Tuesday, Broncos GM John Elway confirmed the team will franchise tag impending free agent S Justin Simmons if the sides have not reached a long-term deal by the March 12 deadline. Analysis: Simmons has already said he expects to be tagged, so it does not appear that a long-term accord is close. The sides would then have until mid-July to hammer out a long-term deal. Safeties are due roughly $12.7 million under this year's tag.6 hours
66.D.J. Reed: Defensive TD highlights season (RotoWire) Reed recorded 13 tackles (11 solo) with a forced fumble and recovery for a touchdown through 16 regular season contests. Analysis: Reed spent most of the year as a backup, but he was able to make an impact defensively when he forced, recovered and returned a fumble for a score on one of his three defensive snaps in Week 11. The hybrid corner/safety also had experience returning kickoffs in 2018, adding to his versatility and appeal for a main roster spot. Reed has two more years left on his rookie contract, and his ability to contribute in multiple ways should keep him around for a third season in red and gold.6 hours
67.Cardinals | Arizona wants Kenyan Drake back (thehuddle) Impending free-agent RB Kenyan Drake is wanted back by the team, according to head coach Kliff Kingsbury and general manager Steve Keim Tuesday, Feb. 25. 'We'd love to have him back, he's a perfect fit for our offense,' Kingsbury said. 'He's certainly a guy we would like to have back but again not sure what the market is going to do,' said Keim. Analysis: Drake rushed for 643 yards and eight touchdowns over eight games with the Cardinals after being acquired from the Miami Dolphins. He dethroned David Johnson and Chase Edmonds in the backfield, and he'll be a top-end RB2 wherever he plays in 2020.6 hours
68.Patrick Mahomes: No offseason procedure expected (RotoWire) Coach Andy Reid relayed Tuesday that he doesn't believe Mahomes will require offseason surgery after dislocating his kneecap this past October, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports. "Right now he looks good," Reid said of the QB, who capped his 2019 season by earning Super Bowl LIV MVP honors. "He was out throwing with Dez (Bryant) the other day so he looked like he was slinging it around pretty good. I think he's fine." Analysis: Given that Mahomes was able to play through his aches and pains as last year's campaign rolled along, this isn't especially surprising, but Reid's words do at least reinforce that Mahomes' offseason appears to ... (More)6 hours
69.Thornhill expected to be ready for Week ... (Rotoworld) NFL Network's James Palmer reports Chiefs FS Juan Thornhill (ACL) is expected to be ready for Week 1. Analysis: Per Palmer, Thornhill's ACL "turned out to be in better shape than expected when the surgery actually happened." Despite that rosy outlook, Palmer reports it is unclear when Thornhill might be ready to resume practicing in training camp. He should still be considered questionable for Week 1. 6 hours
70.Cardinals | David Johnson still valued (thehuddle) Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson is still valued by the team, according to general manager Steve Keim Tuesday, Feb. 25. 'He's a guy who's shown he can do it,' Keim said. 'I think because of the success that Kenyan (Drake) had, because of the success Chase (Edmonds) had, I think that's something that will be a chip on his shoulder. He's going to want to come back and play well and again because of his skillset, he's such a big talented athlete, we certainly think he can jump back in and do some good things for us.' Analysis: Johnson has struggled the last three seasons since his All-Pro 2016 campaign while battling various injurie... (More)6 hours
71.Azeez Al-Shaair: Secured backup role (RotoWire) Al-Shaair recorded 18 tackles (11 solo) over 15 games during the 2019 regular season. Analysis: Al-Shaair was picked up by San Francisco after a serious knee injury caused him to go undrafted out of Florida Atlantic. The 22-year-old cracked the 53-man roster out of camp, and showed enough to the coaching staff to stick around for the entire campaign. Al-Shaair is under contract for two more years, so he will compete for a backup role behind projected starters Kwon Alexander, Fred Warner and Dre Greenlaw.6 hours
72.Seahawks | Chris Carson expected for start of season (thehuddle) Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) is expected to be ready for the start of the season, according to head coach Pete Carroll Tuesday, Feb. 25. Carroll added Carson isn't yet able to do much work. Analysis: Carson rushed for a career-high 1,230 yards with seven touchdowns in 15 games before suffering the injury. He'll be a low-end RB1 entering 2020 with RB Rashaad Penny (knee) further behind in his recovery.6 hours
73.Tarvarius Moore: Backup for most of year (RotoWire) Moore recorded 25 tackles (16 solo) over 16 games in 2019. Analysis: Moore started the first three games of the season while Jimmie Ward healed from a preseason injury, racking up 14 of his 25 total tackles over that span. The 23-year-old reverted to the special teams unit for the remaining 13 games, recording just 42 defensive snaps to close out the regular season. Moore could be in the mix for the starting free safety job if San Francisco isn't able to retain the services of Ward, but the team would undoubtedly bring in more options if that scenario unfolded, which could keep the young safety in a backup role.6 hours
74.Seahawks | Rashaad Penny likely to start on PUP (thehuddle) Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny (knee) is likely to begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to head coach Pete Carroll Tuesday, Feb. 25. Analysis: Penny was just coming into his own in his sophomore season before suffering the injury. He's likely to again start the year behind RB Chris Carson on the backfield depth chart, but he'll be a high-upside RB4 option in the later rounds.7 hours
75.Tom Brady: Titans 'in the mix' for Brady (FantasyPros) Adam Schefter has said that the Titans will be "in the mix" for Tom Brady this offseason. Analysis: Tennessee has a free agent QB of their own in Ryan Tannehill and will need to address the position in some way this offseason. Brady is an obvious target given the presence of former teammate Mike Vrabel and the team's strong 2019 postseason run.7 hours
76.David Montgomery could carry 'heavier load' in 2020 (FantasyPros) Bears general manager Ryan Pace told reporters that he believes David Montgomery can be the team's featured running back in 2020 while carrying a heavier load. Analysis: Montgomery finished the 2019 season with over 1,000 total yards and seven touchdowns. He was limited overall by the team's offense, largely stemming from their trouble at QB. Still, Montgomery is a candidate to take the next step forward in 2020. He's currently a low-end RB2 in our early expert consensus rankings.7 hours
77.Vic doesn't mention Flacco as backup opt... (Rotoworld) Broncos coach Vic Fangio didn't mention Joe Flacco (neck) when discussing in-house backup options. Analysis: "We just want to make sure we have a capable backup behind [Drew Lock]," Fangio responded when asked whether the team's backup needs to be a veteran. "[Brandon] Allen may be that guy, [Brett Rypien] may be that guy, and we'll look and see what else is out there." Flacco has yet to be medically cleared from his career-threatening neck injury, but it sounds as if Denver has already made up their minds on freeing the $10.05 million in cap space that comes along wi... (More)7 hours
78.Mitch Trubisky to open 2020 season as Bears' QB (FantasyPros) Bears general manager Ryan Pace told reporters that Mitch Trubisky will open the new season as the team's starting quarterback. Analysis: Despite this commitment, the team has remained open to competition under center for Trubisky given the QB's struggles, especially in 2019. Trubisky was a popular break-out player last fantasy draft season, but given the lack of job security for the full season and his poor production in 2019, he is currently the QB25 in our early expert consensus rankings.7 hours
79.SF will ask Jerick McKinnon to take pay ... (Rotoworld) 49ers GM John Lynch confirmed the team will ask Jerick McKinnon to take a pay cut. Analysis: For his part, McKinnon has already signaled a willingness, saying after the Super Bowl he would be "willing to do whatever" to remain in San Francisco. McKinnon is currently due $6.5 million after carrying the ball zero times in two years as a 49er. Going on 28, McKinnon's outright release would free up $4.55 million in cap space.7 hours
80.Tua Tagovailoa expects to be cleared by doctors March 9 (FantasyPros) Tua Tagovailoa expects to be cleared by doctors on March 9. He added that he expects to be "full-go" for his Pro Day, which is currently scheduled for April 9. Analysis: Tua will need to show what he has during his Pro Day, given he won't receive clearance prior to the NFL Combine. Despite the injury, Tua is still reportedly in consideration as the second QB off the board to the Dolphins at No. 5 overall. It will be interesting to see how he performs leading up the 2020 NFL Draft, and his landing spot and projected role will impact his fantasy outlook for next season.7 hours
81.Bears | David Montgomery can be featured back (thehuddle) Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery can be the team's featured back and carry a heavier load if the team chooses to run more in 2020, according to general manager Ryan Pace Tuesday, Feb. 25. Analysis: Montgomery averaged 3.7 yards per carry across 242 attempts in 2020, but he totaled 889 rushing yards and six touchdowns with another 185 yards and a touchdown in the passing game. He should be viewed as a low-end RB1 or high-end RB2 heading into his sophomore season.7 hours
82.David Carr: Raiders open to replacing QB (FantasyPros) While general manager Mike Mayock told reporters that quarterback David Carr "played at a high level" in 2019 and that he was "happy" with him, the GM added that "every position gets evaluated every year, and if we can upgrade it, we will." Analysis: There have been rumors involving Tom Brady moving to Las Vegas and the Raiders this offseason. It's clear the Raiders are leaving the door open for a replacement of Carr, but it's far from a given that Carr isn't the team's starter in 2020. Whatever the case, he's not very fantasy-relevant, as he's currently considered t... (More)7 hours
83.Ndamukong Suh expected to continue caree... (Rotoworld) Bucs GM Jason Licht said impending free agent DT Ndamukong Suh "intends to play" in 2020 and would like to remain in Tampa Bay. Analysis: We didn't hear much from Suh in 2019 as he played his fewest snaps since 2011, but he still remained a load in the middle of the Bucs' defense. Durable and disruptive, Suh turned 33 last month. He made $9.25 million in 2019. That number will probably have to come down but not by much.7 hours
84.Mahomes expected to avoid surgery on kne... (Rotoworld) Chiefs coach Andy Reid expects Patrick Mahomes to avoid surgery on his kneecap. Analysis: "Right now he looks good," Reid said. Even with the understanding that he would play through the injury, post-season surgery was always considered a possibility after Mahomes went down in Week 8. It's still possible the Chiefs decide between now and camp that it is in Mahomes' best long-term interest to go under the knife.7 hours
85.Sammy Watkins unlikely to be retained under current contract (FantasyPros) The Chiefs have indicated that they are unlikely to retain wide receiver Sammy Watkins at his current $14 million contract. Both sides are expected to meet to discuss this more this week. Analysis: Watkins has made early indications that he would consider sitting out the 2020 season, though the Chiefs can cut him which would put him back on the open market. While he's been around seemingly forever, Watkins is still only 26 years old and could warrant another long-term contract on the open market. His landing spot and projected role will ultimately determine his fant... (More)7 hours
86.Titans | Tennessee to go all out for Derrick Henry (thehuddle) Impending free-agent RB Derrick Henry will be attempted to be retained by the team, according to general manager Jon Robinson Tuesday, Feb. 25. 'We're going to work through that one and do everything we can to try to keep him around,' said Robinson. Analysis: It's well known how well Henry can perform in the Titans' system, and while it's likely he can be a top fantasy performer wherever he could go, fantasy managers shouldn't be hoping for a chance. He'll be in the RB1 conversation if back with the Titans in 2020.7 hours
87.Derrick Henry: Titans to do 'everything they can' to retain RB (FantasyPros) Referring to star running back Derrick Henry, Titans general manager Jon Robinson told reporters "we're going to work through that one and do everything we can to try to keep him around." Analysis: Henry basically carried the Titans' offense for much of the year, and they depended on his ability to establish the run to win games and advance in the postseason. It will be an interesting offseason in Tennessee as both their starting running back, Henry, and quarterback, Ryan Tannehill, are free agents. Henry figures to command a starting role wherever he lands this off... (More)7 hours
88.Bolts confirm Hunter Henry could be tagg... (Rotoworld) Speaking Tuesday, Chargers GM Tom Telesco confirmed that impending free agent Hunter Henry is a candidate for the franchise tag. Analysis: Telesco added that the team would prefer a long-term contract, and that talks are ongoing. Henry would be due roughly $11 million under the tag. Despite his injury issues and an up and down 2019, Hunter would be an extremely hot commodity on the open market. The tag is a distinct possibility.7 hours
89.Buccaneers | Bucs still excited about O.J. Howard (thehuddle) Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard has the coaching staff 'more than excited' about what he can do in his second year under head coach Bruce Arians, according to general manager Jason Licht Tuesday, Feb. 25. Analysis: It's strong praise for a player who was targeted just 53 times in 14 games. He caught 34 passes for 459 yards and a single touchdown as one of fantasy's biggest disappointments in 2019. He'll be a risky TE1 pick in 2020 drafts, depending on who's at QB for the Bucs.7 hours
90.Stefon Diggs expected to remain with Vikings (FantasyPros) Addressing the media at the NFL Combine, Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said "there is no reason to anticipate that Stefon Diggs is not going to be a Minnesota Viking." Analysis: This continues to be the party line in Minnesota, and it seems like it's the truth. The Vikings figure to again contend in the NFC, and they have no incentive to trade the dynamic Diggs. While there may continue to be frustrations, both for Diggs and fantasy owners, it doesn't appear that he'll be playing elsewhere in 2020.7 hours
91.GM on Watkins: 'Hopefully we can bridge ... (Rotoworld) Speaking Tuesday, Chiefs GM Brett Veach indicated Sammy Watkins will not be back at his currently scheduled $13.75 million salary.7 hours
92.O.J. Howard: Buccaneers 'very high' on TE in 2020 (FantasyPros) Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht told reporters that the team is "more than excited" to see what tight end O.J. Howard can do in year-two of Bruce Arians' system. He added that the Bucs are "very high" on Howard. Analysis: Howard was a notorious bust in 2019, entering the year as a projected top tight end only to fall out of fantasy relevance. He has the pedigree and phyiscal ability to be a star in the league, and he's shown flashes of brilliance, but it remains to be determined if he'll receive an opportunity in Tampa or if this was just lip service. He's cu... (More)7 hours
93.Jets 'hopeful' Quincy Enunwa will play a... (Rotoworld) Speaking Tuesday, Jets GM Joe Douglas said he was "hopeful" Quincy Enunwa (neck) will play again. Analysis: Enunwa, who was limited to one game in 2019, revealed after the season that he had been diagnosed with spinal stenosis. Douglas said that Enunwa's upcoming doctor's appointment will be "big." Enunwa said during the season there was just a 50 percent chance he will able to continue his career.7 hours
94.Matthew Stafford expected to be 'full-go' for Lions' offseason program (FantasyPros) Lions general manager Bob Quinn told reporters that quarterback Matthew Stafford has already resumed working out and should be "full-go" in time for the team's offseason program. Stafford landed on IR in 2019 due to back and hip injuries. Analysis: Stafford was able to produce before succumbing to injuries in 2019. He should have a nice stable of pass-catchers available to him in Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones, the recently re-signed Danny Amendola, and tight end T.J. Hockenson. As such, Stafford should again enter the season as a borderline QB1 in 1QB redraft leagues.... (More)7 hours
95.Lions | Matthew Stafford to be ready for offseason work (thehuddle) Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) has already resumed working out and will be ready to go for the start of the team's offseason program, according to general manager Bob Quinn Tuesday, Feb. 25.7 hours
96.Le'Veon Bell: Not mentioned in trade talks (RotoWire) General manager Joe Douglas said Bell hasn't been a topic of trade discussion, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports. Analysis: This doesn't mean the Jets won't listen to offers, but it does stand to reason that they'd have a hard time trading a running back with a fully guaranteed $13 million salary for 2020. Adam Gase may never have wanted to sign Bell in the first place, but the coach did reiterate Tuesday that he's been pleased with the running back's preparation, per Rich Cimini of ESPN.com. Gase also said it isn't a big deal if Bell decides to skip voluntary portions of the offseason program, something that drew conside... (More)7 hours
97.Kareem Hunt to be tendered offer from Browns (FantasyPros) Browns general manager Andrew Berry told reporters that the team will tender an offer to running back Kareem Hunt. Berry did not indicate which tender the team will use on Hunt. Analysis: The tender used will determine what draft pick compensation a team would need to offer the Browns to sign Hunt away from Cleveland. It will be interesting to see what tender the team uses, as it should be indicative of what role they have in mind for Hunt. While Hunt proved fantasy-relevant in Cleveland, his best opportunity for fantasy success is likely to head to another team whe... (More)7 hours
98.Le'Veon Bell may not participate in Jets' offseason program (FantasyPros) Running back Le'Veon Bell may not take part in the Jets' offseason program, but head coach Adam Gase told reporters "it's not a huge deal." Analysis: Gase has made it clear that he didn't think Bell was a great fit from the time the running back was signed, and the team would likely love to trade the veteran, but Bell's contract and lack of production will likely not allow for a move this offseason. As such, Bell basically can do what he wants. Given the situation, Bell should continue to be used heavily as the Jets really have nothing to lose, assuming he's able to... (More)7 hours
99.Drew Lock to be Broncos' starting QB in 2020 (FantasyPros) Broncos general manager John Elway told reporters that second-year player Drew Lock will continue to be the team's starting quarterback in 2020. Analysis: Lock showed some flashes in 2019, throwing five touchdown passes over his first two NFL games. However, he was less inspiring down the stretch with QBRs of 52.0 or less in each of his final three contests. While Lock isn't likely to be relevant in 1QB redraft leagues in 2020 -- currently QB27 based on our expert consensus -- he is an interesting player in dynasty leagues, especially those that use two quarterbacks... (More)7 hours
100.Broncos exercising Todd Davis' option ye... (Rotoworld) The Broncos will exercise ILB Todd Davis' option for 2020. Analysis: Due a $5 million salary, Davis is also collecting a $500,000 option. NBC Denver's Mike Klis still expects the Broncos to be on the hunt for help at inside linebacker. Going on 28, Davis had a solid if unspectacular 2019. He mostly just tallied tackles in the middle of the Broncos' defense.7 hours

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