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1.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 2020.14 minutes
2.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.23 minutes
3.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.28 minutes
4.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 hour
5.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 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 make his ... (More)1 hour
6.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)2 hours
7.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)2 hours
8.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)2 hours
9.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.2 hours
10.Chargers | Damion Square returning to LAC (thehuddle) Free-agent DT Damion Square (Chargers) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Chargers Monday, June 1, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed. 3 hours
11.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. 4 hours
12.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. 5 hours
13.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.5 hours
14.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. 5 hours
15.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)7 hours
16.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)7 hours
17.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)9 hours
18.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)9 hours
19.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.23 hours
20.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.1 day
21.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.1 day
22.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.1 day
23.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.1 day
24.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)1 day
25.49ers | 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.1 day
26.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)1 day
27.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.1 day
28.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.1 day
29.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)1 day
30.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)1 day
31.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.1 day
32.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. 1 day
33.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)1 day
34.Browns | Cleveland not considering Clay Matthews (thehuddle) Free-agent LB Clay Matthews (Rams) is not receiving interest from the Cleveland Browns at this point. 1 day
35.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. 1 day
36.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. 1 day
37.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. 1 day
38.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)1 day
39.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.1 day
40.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)1 day
41.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.1 day
42.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.1 day
43.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 2020.1 day
44.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.1 day
45.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 2020.2 days
46.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.2 days
47.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. 2 days
48.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. 2 days
49.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. 2 days
50.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)2 days
51.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)2 days
52.49ers | 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.2 days
53.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.2 days
54.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)2 days
55.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.2 days
56.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.2 days
57.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)2 days
58.49ers | 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.2 days
59.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)2 days
60.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)2 days
61.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)2 days
62.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)2 days
63.49ers | 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. 2 days
64.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.2 days
65.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)2 days
66.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)2 days
67.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)3 days
68.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)3 days
69.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)3 days
70.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. 3 days
71.Browns | Nick Chubb among leaders in long runs (thehuddle) Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb rushed for at least 10 yards on 39 carries during the 2019 regular season, which ranked third in the NFL. Analysis: Chubb shared playing time with Kareem Hunt but received most of the carries last season and should receive most of the work again in 2020. He should be a weekly starting option in all fantasy leagues. 3 days
72.Titans | Derrick Henry broke a lot of long runs (thehuddle) Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry rushed for at least 10 yards on 42 carries during the 2019 regular season, which ranked second in the NFL. Analysis: Henry was one of the top running backs in the NFL in 2019 and should continue to see plenty of carries this upcoming season. He likely will be selected in one of the first few rounds of fantasy drafts and will be a must-start option each week.3 days
73.Dolphins | Two candidates for No. 2 TE job (thehuddle) Miami Dolphins TE Durham Smythe and TE Michael Roberts are expected to compete for the No. 2 tight end job during training camp. 3 days
74.Dolphins | Albert Wilson may be top slot option (thehuddle) Miami Dolphins WR Albert Wilson appears to be the leading candidate for the slot receiver job this upcoming season. Analysis: Wilson has dealt with injuries over the last several season and finished 2019 with 351 yards and one touchdown. He could be a reliable target in the passing game if he can stay healthy but probably is not more than a late round pick in fantasy drafts.3 days
75.Dolphins | Elandon Roberts could be used at FB (thehuddle) Miami Dolphins LB Elandon Roberts could be a candidate for the fullback role this upcoming season if the team does not want to keep a fullback on their final roster. 3 days
76.Dolphins | Three RBs may compete for one spot (thehuddle) Miami Dolphins RBs Patrick Laird, Kalen Ballage and Myles Gaskin may compete for one roster spot during training camp if the team decides to keep only four running backs on the final roster. 3 days
77.Dolphins | Miami expected to use two RBs (thehuddle) Miami Dolphins RBs Jordan Howard and Matt Breida are both expected to receive solid playing time this upcoming season, but it is not known which one will start. Analysis: The Dolphins added Howard and Breida this offseason and probably will use the preseason to determine their roles. Both have had success in the past but have also dealt with injuries. Fantasy players can consider Howard and Breida No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy running backs.3 days
78.Panthers | Eli Apple's signing official (thehuddle) Updating a previous report, free-agent CB Eli Apple (Saints) officially signed with the Carolina Panthers Friday, May 29. Official terms of the contract were not disclosed. 3 days
79.Packers | Adrian Amos healthy (thehuddle) Green Bay Packers S Adrian Amos said he has completely recovered from the pectoral injury he suffered during the NFC Championship game. He said he did not need surgery to repair the injury. 3 days
80.Dolphins | Bobby McCain should be ready for season (thehuddle) Miami Dolphins S Bobby McCain (shoulder) said he is making good progress in his recovery from shoulder surgery and should be ready for the start of the 2020 season. 3 days
81.Bills | Josh Allen works out with pass catchers (thehuddle) Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen worked out with several of the team's pass catchers in Florida Thursday, May 28, including WR Stefon Diggs. RB Devin Singletary, WRs John Brown, Isaiah McKenzie, Nick Easley, WR Gabriel Davis and Isaiah Hodgins and TEs Dawson Knox, Tommy Sweeney, Jason Croom and Nate Becker were among the players participating in the workout. Analysis: The Bills have not been able to practice this offseason, so Allen and his teammates have begun working out together. Allen is coming off a solid 2019 season and should be helped with the addition of Diggs. He should be at least a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues and ... (More)3 days
82.Dee Ford: Healthy after knee procedure (RotoWire) Ford is fully healthy after undergoing "a pretty extensive cleanup" procedure on his knee shortly after Super Bowl LIV, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: The 29-year-old missed time down the stretch with hamstring and quadriceps injuries throughout the season -- though he played in all three playoff games -- and he also dealt with knee tendinitis that led to the surgery. Ford played in 11 games last year but was limited to 232 defensive snaps, but he still recorded 6.5 sacks. He could remain in a situational role in 2020 with Nick Bosa and Arik Armstead returning as the starting defensive ends, but Ford still figures to be ... (More)3 days
83.Patrick Peterson: Wants to stay in Arizona (RotoWire) Peterson said he hasn't discussed an extension with the Cardinals, though he'd love to stay with one team for his entire career, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Analysis: Peterson will turn 30 in July, entering the final season of a five-year, $70 million extension. He opened 2019 with a six-game suspension and didn't play up to his usual standard upon first rejoining the lineup, but he then closed out the year with five pass defenses and an interception over the final three weeks. Cardinals GM Steve Keim suggested in February that the team prefers to keep Peterson around beyond 2020.3 days
84.Justice Hill: Still in team's plans, maybe (RotoWire) Coach John Harbaugh said he expects Hill to take a big step forward in his second pro season, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports. Analysis: It's a reasonable expectation, but even an impressive offseason won't necessarily give the 2019 fourth-round pick a path to playing time in a backfield that also holds Mark Ingram, J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards. It sounds like Harbaugh may carry four tailbacks on the 53-man roster instead of his usual three, especially if Hill and Edwards prove useful on special teams. Hill played 187 snaps on offense and 97 on special teams last year, averaging 3.9 yards on 58 carries, 8.8 yards on eight recept... (More)3 days
85.Chris Jones: Not close to new contract (RotoWire) Jones and the Chiefs haven't made much progress on a long-term contract, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: The Chiefs gave Jones a franchise tag in mid-March, setting up a July 15 deadline for a multi-year deal. The 2016 second-round pick hasn't signed his tender, so he may consider holding out if the big contract doesn't happen. Jones is a top-five interior pass rusher by any estimate, with his past three seasons yielding 31 sacks, 62 QB hits, 16 pass defenses and seven forced fumbles. He'll have a solid argument to expect around $40 million guaranteed and a $20 million average annual value.3 days
86.Dak Prescott: In touch with new coach (RotoWire) Prescott has been in contact with new Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy even though he has yet to sign his franchise tag offer or agree to a contract extension, Jonny Auping of DallasCowboys.com reports. "There has been communication," McCarthy confirmed. "This is the way these business situations go sometimes and [I] respect that. I have confidence that it will work out." Analysis: Under normal circumstances, Prescott being in contract limbo would have prevented him from participating in on-field activities with his teammates, but at the moment all he's missing are some virtual meetings. The fact that he's stayed in touch with McCarthy su... (More)3 days
87.49ers | Dee Ford had extensive surgery (thehuddle) San Francisco 49ers DE Dee Ford said Friday, May 29, that he underwent 'pretty extensive' surgery to try to relieve tendinitis in his left knee a couple of weeks following Super Bowl LIV in February. Ford added that due to the virtual offseason, he hasn't had many chances to test his knee in 'football' situations and was unable to give a clear picture on the timeline for the completion of his rehab.3 days
88.Redskins | Dwayne Haskins finished strong (thehuddle) Washington Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins ranked 10th among quarterbacks in terms of Pro Football Focus passing grade over Weeks 9-17 of the 2019 season. Analysis: Fantasy-wise, though, it didn't amount to much as he only had two games of 200-plus passing yards and three multiple-TD-pass games during that stretch. Things should be better in Haskins' sophomore season with a better cast of weapons, but don't expect much more than a low-end QB2 season.3 days
89.Colts | Philip Rivers feeds off run game (thehuddle) Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers brings a strong play-action game to the team's attack, and head coach Frank Reich says the Colts plan to take full advantage. 'In 2013 when (current Colts offensive coordinator) Nick (Sirianni) and I were first there, (Rivers) had statistically one of his better years and we ran the ball well that year,' Reich said. 'Then you go back and look at the years with LT (LaDainian Tomlinson) and how effective he was in the passing game. He's always been great in the passing game, but I don't think there's any doubt he's been most efficient and played his best football when he has a good running game.' ... (More)3 days
90.Panthers | Eli Apple contract terms (thehuddle) Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers CB Eli Apple's one-year contract with the team is worth $3 million, according to a source. Also included is a $750 signing bonus.3 days
91.Chris Jones: 'not much traction' on long-term deal with the Chiefs (FantasyPros) DT Chris Jones hasn't signed his franchise tender and there hasn't been much "traction" on a long-term extension, per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. Analysis: Jones and the Chiefs have until July 15th to agree on a long-term deal. He's kept in touch with the Chiefs through virtual meetings, but talks of a new contract have stalled. "Not much traction on contract front but both sides have until July 15. Market for high-end DTs is $20-plus-million per year," per Fowler. The 25-year-old has been dominant for the Chiefs, recording 24.5 sacks in his last two seasons. The Chiefs ... (More)3 days
92.Seahawks | Carlos Hyde contract terms (thehuddle) Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks RB Carlos Hyde's one-year contract with the team has a base value of $2.75 million, which includes a $750,000 signing bonus, $1.5 million base salary and $500,000 per-game roster bonuses. The deal also includes incentives worth $1.25 million with a maximum value of $4 million.3 days
93.Ravens | Matt Judon update (thehuddle) Updating previous reports, Baltimore Ravens DE/LB Matt Judon signed a one-year, $16.808 million tender, which is the midpoint between defensive end and linebacker tenders. 3 days
94.Nick O'Leary placed on reserve/non-football list (FantasyPros) Nick O'Leary, who joined the Raiders in April, was placed on the NFL's reserve/non-football list rendering him illegible for the upcoming season, and could signal the end of his professional career. It is not immediately clear if O'Leary suffered an injury while working out on his own, or if he simply wants to retire. To fill his place on the roster the Raiders re-signed tight end Paul Butler Analysis: O'Leary, who will turn 28 in August, played five seasons in the NFL as a member of four different teams, catching 53 passes for 668 yards with four touchdowns. The R... (More)3 days
95.Jets | Le'Veon Bell's hands as good as ever (thehuddle) New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell posted a catch rate of 84.6 percent in 2019 - the third-best mark by a running back with at least 50 targets last season.3 days
96.Buccaneers | Mike Evans amasses gaudy air yard numbers (thehuddle) Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans has posted three of the top six totals in regards to intended air yards over the last five seasons among running backs, wide receivers and tight ends. Evans finished with a career-high 2,572 intended air yards in 2016 (the second-best mark by any player since 2015), 2,188 yards in 2015 (fifth) and 2,187 in 2016 (sixth). Evans' 1,779 intended air yards in 2019 was his lowest total over that span.3 days
97.Falcons | Julio Jones tops in intended air yards (thehuddle) Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones led all running backs, wide receivers and tight ends with 1,912 intended air yards in 2019.3 days
98.DeAndre Hopkins believes he's the best WR in the NFL (FantasyPros) New Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins was on the Jalen & Jacoby show on Thursday and said, "I definitely think I'm the best [WR in the NFL]." Analysis: Hopkins went on to state that other top WRs Michael Thomas and Julio Jones both benefit from playing with Pro Bowl quarterbacks Drew Brees and Matt Ryan throughout their entire careers. But Hopkins, who's caught passes from 10 different QBs since being drafted by the Texans in 2013, doesn't let that cloud his mind. He said, "I don't complain. I don't make excuses. I go out there and work." Hopkins reiterated his excitemen... (More)3 days
99.Titans | Kamalei Correa not resting on his laurels (thehuddle) Tennessee Titans LB Kamalei Correa incorporated boxing into his offseason training routine in hopes that he will be able to improve on the 37 tackles, five sacks and seven quarterback pressures he recorded on 507 defensive snaps in 2019.3 days
100.Bobby McCain: Rehab nearing conclusion (RotoWire) McCain (shoulder) said Thursday that he's "coming along very well" in his recovery from November surgery, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports. Analysis: McCain also disclosed that his procedure carries an expected recovery timetable of between five and six months of rehab. Barring any setbacks, that puts him on track for training camp and to kick off the regular season. Though he'll face competition from third-round rookie safety Brandon Jones, McCain is the likely favorite to begin 2020 as a starter opposite Eric Rowe.3 days

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