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1.Boston Scott: Likely staying in Philadelphia (RotoWire) Scott will be an exclusive rights free agent this offseason, meaning he can only negotiate with the Eagles, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. Analysis: There was talk of Scott being a restricted free agent, but that would've required three accrued seasons in the NFL, rather than the two he's been credited with. A 2018 sixth-round pick, Scott started his career on the Saints' practice squad before the Eagles poached him in Dec. 2018. He's since played in 29 regular-season games for Philadelphia, taking 141 carries for 618 yards (4.4 YPC) and six touchdowns, with 49 catches for 416 yards (8.5 YPR) and another score. The 5-fo... (More)38 minutes
2.Deshaun Watson's demands for a trade being refused by Texans (FantasyPros) Diana Russini with ESPN is reporting that the Texans are avoiding trade talks regarding Deshaun Watson, refusing to trade their franchise quarterback. Analysis: Watson has made his desire for a trade very clear and even threatened to sit out the season if his demands weren't met. With multiple teams clearing cap space and expressing interest in Watson, the Texans appear set to call his bluff. 2021 would be played under his fifth-year rookie extension where he's set to make approximately $15.9M. After that, his four-year/$156M extension kicks in. As of now, both side... (More)43 minutes
3.Russell Wilson's camp has broached trade destinations with Seahawks (FantasyPros) In a recent article published by The Athletic, Michael-Shawn Dugar, Mike Sando, and Jayson Jenks are reporting that Russell Wilson's camp has reached out to the Seahawks about a potential trade, citing the Dolphins, Jets, Saints, and Raiders as potential landing spots. The reporters said that "some people around the league think a trade could happen, if not this offseason then sometime in the near future." Analysis: In an article titled "What is driving the rift between Russell Wilson and Seahawks? 'Powe... (More)55 minutes
4.J.J. Watt has several offers, including one for at least $15M per year (FantasyPros) As the J.J. Watt sweepstakes continue, a new nugget of information has been dropped. Dianna Russini of ESPN reports that Watt has several offers on the table, including one that would pay him between $15 million and $16 million per year. Analysis: It remains to be seen which teams have legitimate offers on the table, but the fact that Watt is being offered a deal worth more than his market value shows that there has been no shortage of interest. The 31-year-old was cut loose by Houston earlier this month after he requested his release. Contenders with cap space, suc... (More)3 hours
5.Steelers | Difficult for PIT to re-sign JuJu Smith-Schuster (thehuddle) Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent WR JuJu Smith-Schuster could re-sign with the Steelers, but it'll be very difficult with their salary cap situation. The Steelers can't use their franchise tag on him with their cap situation. Analysis: Smith-Schuster hasn't been the same receiver since Antonio Brown left, but he has been a decent one. He'll be a WR2 target in fantasy. 4 hours
6.Dynasty | Jimmy Garoppolo still the starter (Dynasty League Football) 49ers General Manager John Lynch believes Jimmy Garoppolo will be under center to start 2021 Analysis: Lynch was straight forward and seemed honest when he said "not at all" when asked if there was any doubt Garoppolo would start in 2021. He did throw in "if he's injury-free" when talking about Jimmy G's production, something he's struggled with since joining the team, missing nearly 50% of the team's contests. When under center however, the team is 24-9 in all games, including a Super Bowl appearance so ... (More)14 hours
7.Marcus Mariota could be release candidate, per Rapoport (FantasyPros) In an interesting development, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network speculates that the Raiders could release backup quarterback Marcus Mariota rather than trade him. Analysis: This entire idea stems from Mariota's contract, which would pay him $200K for every game he starts and a total of $325K for every game he wins in 2021. Since teams interested in Mariota view him as a starter, any trade would involve more than just his $10.625 million base salary. With teams hesitant to shell out a draft pick and nearly $15 million for the 27-year-old, a release could be more likely. N... (More)15 hours
8.Eddie Vanderdoes (undisclosed) released by Texans (FantasyPros) The Texans have released defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes with a non-football injury designation, creating roughly $990,000 in cap space. Analysis: Houston did not disclose the nature of the injury. After appearing in 16 games in his rookie year, the former third-round pick has taken the field just three more times over the past three years. He opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19.15 hours
9.Bears | Roquan Smith the total package (thehuddle) Chicago Bears LB Roquan Smith's 139 tackles in 2020 ranked sixth in the NFL, and among players who ranked in the top 10 in tackles, he was tied for first with 18 tackles for loss and ranked second in passes defensed, sacks and interceptions.15 hours
10.Jimmy Garoppolo likely to remain with 49ers, per John Lynch (FantasyPros) 49ers GM John Lynch expects Jimmy Garoppolo to remain the team's starting quarterback in 2021. Analysis: Lynch was asked if there was any doubt in his mind that Garoppolo would still be the quarterback next year. "No," he said. "Not at all. I really believe that." However, Lynch added that the organization probably needs to add someone behind him. This makes sense as Garoppolo has dealt with injuries in recent years, but backups C.J. Beathard and Nick Mullens haven't been able to get the job done.15 hours
11.Chargers | Bolts likely to tag Hunter Henry (thehuddle) Los Angeles Chargers impending free-agent TE Hunter Henry is likely to receive the franchise tag, according to Shelley Smith of ESPN.com. Analysis: Henry had a career-high 60 catches in 2020 as he topped 600 yards for the second consecutive season. If Henry does return, his second season with Justin Herbert should result in TE1 production.16 hours
12.Eddie Vanderdoes: Cut by Houston (RotoWire) The Texans released Vanderdoes (undisclosed) with a non-football injury designation Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Analysis: Vanderdoes, who opted out of the 2020 season due to concerns related to COVID-19, will now need to get healthy and search for a new landing spot. The nature of his injury remains undisclosed.16 hours
13.Broncos | Tim Patrick extremely sure-handed (thehuddle) Denver Broncos WR Tim Patrick was one of two receivers with 70-plus targets and zero drops in the 2020 season, according to Pro Football Focus. The other was Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald. Analysis: Patrick caught 51 of 79 targets for 742 yards and six touchdowns while working with the inconsistent quarterback play of Drew Lock. The former undrafted free agent has been a steady presence for whoever has been under center for the Broncos, but he'll need an upgrade at the QB position to be a serious fantasy consideration in 2021.17 hours
14.49ers | Niners to look at backup QBs (thehuddle) San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch said Wednesday, Feb. 24, the team will look to add a backup quarterback this offseason to insure against potential injury to starter Jimmy Garoppolo. 'Being available is a big part of this thing,' Lynch said. 'So we ... probably as a stated goal ... we have to insulate ourselves better. We got to have better options if he's not there.' Josh Rosen and Josh Johnson are the only other QBs under contract for 2021, along with Garoppolo.18 hours
15.Azeez Al-Shaair: 35 tackles as backup (RotoWire) Al-Shaair finished the 2020 season with 35 tackles (22 solo), an interception and a fumble forced across 16 games. Analysis: Al-Shaair spent the majority of the year as a backup and special teams contributor, only topping 58 percent of defensive snaps once in Week 17 when he made a spot start. The third-year pro is a well-rounded linebacker who could reach IDP relevance if given an opportunity to start. That said, Al-Shaair is a restricted free agent who is well-liked by the organization, so returning as a backup to Fred Warner and Dre Greenlaw is a strong possibility for 2021.18 hours
16.Alex Collins signs with Seattle (FantasyPros) Running back Alex Collins has signed with the Seattle Seahawks. Analysis: Collins will likely be no more than a depth piece in Seattle. Unless you are in a very deep league, he will likely be on the waiver wire.18 hours
17.Marcell Harris: Serves as reliable backup (RotoWire) Harris appeared in all 16 games with the 49ers this season, finishing with 37 tackles (27 solo), three pass defenses and two forced fumbles. Analysis: Harris continues to serve as a reliable backup for San Francisco, logging 348 defensive snaps (averaging 349 snaps through three seasons) and filling in for injured starters on occasion. The team has a difficult decision to make regarding unrestricted free agent, Jaquiski Tartt, this offseason, so there is a possibility that Harris could finally elevate to starting strong safety to begin a season. If the 49ers do not re-sign Tartt or sign/draft a replacement, Harris has the physical to... (More)18 hours
18.Alex Collins: Back with 'Hawks (RotoWire) The Seahawks re-signed Collins on Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Analysis: Collins appeared in three regular-season games with Seattle last season, recording 18 carries for 77 yards (4.3 YPC) and two scores. He also spent time on the team's practice squad. Now back in Seattle, Collins stands to compete for a depth role in a backfield that could lose both Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde to free agency.18 hours
19.Tyrell Williams: Officially released (RotoWire) The Raiders released Williams (shoulder) on Wednesday. Analysis: Reports of Williams' pending release initially surfaced back in January, so it doesn't come as any sort of surprise to see the move now made official. Williams, who missed all of 2020 due to a labrum injury, was just two seasons into the four-year, $44 million deal he inked with the Raiders back in 2019. Per Tashan Reed of The Athletic, his release will save Las Vegas $11.6 million in cap space for 2021, and $23.1 million over the next two years. Now 29 years old, Williams -- when healthy -- stands to draw interest on the free agent market from teams in need of veteran ... (More)18 hours
20.Tyrell Williams released by Raiders (FantasyPros) Tyrell Williams was officially released today by the Las Vegas Raiders, freeing up over $10 million in cap room. Analysis: Williams was a solid wide receiver for the Raiders in the 2019 season. After being sidelined for the entire 2020 season dealing with a torn labrum, it'll be interesting to see where Williams lands as a free agent.18 hours
21.Dynasty | Ben Roethlisberger to return (Dynasty League Football) The Steelers announced quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will return next season. Analysis: Roethlisberger will return as the starter in Pittsburgh for his 18th season that will also likely be his last. While Big Ben showed some major signs of decline last year, he's still a major upgrade over what the Steelers have behind him. Pittsburgh will need to work hard to restructure his contract in an effort to free up money to possibly bring back JuJu Smith-Schuster and figure out a way to fix their offensive line and running game to help him out. R... (More)19 hours
22.Dynasty | Aaron Jones to Miami gaining steam (Dynasty League Football) The Dolphins and Aaron Jones reportedly have mutual interest as free agency looms. Analysis: The report claims Jones will receive interest from the Dolphins, 49ers, Steelers, Jets and Bears. The sentiment is the Pro Bowl running back has Miami on his short list of teams he'd seriously consider signing with. The Packers could still use the franchise tag on him, but have AJ Dillon waiting in the wings and would likely bring back Jamaal Williams to create a new (and cheaper) post-Jones committee as well. Jones is reportedly going to command m... (More)19 hours
23.Jimmy Garoppolo: Still wanted in San Francisco? (RotoWire) San Francisco general manager John Lynch said Wednesday in his appearance on "The Eye Test for Two" podcast that he has no doubt Garoppolo (ankle) will be the team's Week 1 starter in 2021. Analysis: Lynch did stipulate "if he's injury-free" when he was asked about his commitment to Garoppolo, who missed 13 games in 2018 and 10 in 2020. There's been talk of the team pursuing Deshaun Watson, but it isn't clear the Texans will comply with their star quarterback's trade request, and even if they do, San Francisco can't match the draft-pick capital the Dolphins and Jets have to offer. Garoppolo has two years remaining on his five-year, $... (More)20 hours
24.L.J. Collier: Gets minor ankle surgery (RotoWire) Collier revealed in his appearance Wednesday on NFL Network's "Good Morning Football" that he underwent arthroscopic ankle surgery earlier in the week. Analysis: Collier didn't miss any games in 2020, making 16 starts in the regular season and one more in the playoffs. His total of three sacks in 27 career games is disappointing for a first-round pick, but he at least gave the Seahawks competent snaps at multiple defensive-line positions in his second pro season. Collier didn't sound too worried about the ankle scope, and he should be healthy before training camp.20 hours
25.Aaron Jones, Dolphins have mutual interest (FantasyPros) Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald is reporting that there's mutual interest between free agent RB Aaron Jones and the Dolphins. Analysis: Jones is the top free agent running back on the market and the Dolphins are reportedly interested. Miami has $26 million in cap space and could make a significant bid to sign Jones. The 26-year-old RB reportedly could make up to $15 million per season. "Miami and the Jets are the two teams most likely to sign him, from what I've heard," said Ian Wharton of the Sportsbook Review. The Bears, 49ers and Steelers are also reportedly "h... (More)21 hours
26.NFL | J.J. Watt narrowing options (thehuddle) Free-agent DL J.J. Watt 'is making progress' in narrowing his options for his new team, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN Wednesday, Feb. 24, but 'nothing is imminent.'21 hours
27.Seahawks | Alex Collins returning to Seattle (thehuddle) Free-agent RB Alex Collins (Seahawks) signed an undisclosed contract with the Seattle Seahawks Wednesday, Feb. 24.21 hours
28.Texans | Eddie Vanderdoes let go (thehuddle) Houston Texans DT Eddie Vanderdoes was waived Wednesday, Feb. 24.21 hours
29.Raiders | Tyrell Williams officially released (thehuddle) Updating a previous story, Las Vegas Raiders WR Tyrell Williams was released Wednesday, Feb. 24. Analysis: Williams didn't play last season due to injury so there's no production to be redistributed. WR Nelson Agholor is set for unrestricted free agency, so Henry Ruggs III, Hunter Renfrow and Bryan Edwards are in line to be the top options in the Raiders' passing game next season.21 hours
30.Buccaneers | Lavonte David a priority for TB (thehuddle) Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent LB Lavonte David is a player the team will try hard to re-sign this offseason, according to general manager Jason Licht. 21 hours
31.Buccaneers | Tom Brady to be sidelined for a few months (thehuddle) Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady (knee) probably will not be able to participate in any practice drills until June because of his offseason knee surgery, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Analysis: Brady likely will not do much this offseason but should be ready for training camp. He is coming off a terrific 2020 season and should have most of his pass catchers back next season. He can be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in some deeper fantasy leagues. 22 hours
32.49ers | Jimmy Garoppolo expected to be starter in 2021 (thehuddle) San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo will be the starting quarterback for the 49ers next season as long as he is healthy, according to general manager John Lynch. Analysis: Garoppolo was limited to six games this season because of injuries but has thrown 34 touchdowns over the last two seasons. Fantasy players can monitor the situation to see if anything changes, but Garoppolo can be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he starts for the 49ers. 23 hours
33.Jason Pierre-Paul: Getting another surgery (RotoWire) Pierre-Paul said Wednesday that he will undergo a procedure on his knee, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Analysis: The 32-year-old pass rusher played at least 78 percent of defensive snaps in each of the Bucs' 20 games this past season, despite battling a knee injury that limited his practice reps throughout the year. Pierre-Paul claims he was at only 70 percent strength, and he notes that the upcoming surgery should help him get back to 100 percent before the 2021 campaign begins. He has one season remaining on a two-year, $25 million contract, with $5 million of his $12.5 million salary guaranteed for 2021, per OverTheC... (More)23 hours
34.Raiders | Josh Jacobs forcing missed tackles (thehuddle) Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs is only one of two running backs that has forced at least 50 missed tackles in each of the last two seasons. Analysis: Jacobs has rushed for at least 1,000 yards in each of his first two seasons in the NFL and has 19 touchdowns during that span. He will continue to see plenty of work in the Raiders offense and will be a weekly starting option in all leagues. 1 day
35.Titans | Derrick Henry good at avoiding tackles (thehuddle) Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry is only one of two running backs that has forced at least 50 missed tackles in each of the last two seasons. Analysis: Henry posted a career-high 2,027 yards this season and has recorded at least 12 touchdowns in each of the last three seasons. He will continue to be one of the focal points on offense for the Titans and is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues. 1 day
36.Ravens | Dez Bryant unlikely to return (thehuddle) Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent WR Dez Bryant said he hopes to play two more seasons but indicated that he likely will not re-sign with the Ravens. 1 day
37.Bills | Trent Murphy not expected back (thehuddle) Buffalo Bills impending free-agent DE Trent Murphy is not expected to re-sign with the Bills this offseason. 1 day
38.Buccaneers | Jason Pierre-Paul undergoes surgery (thehuddle) Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Jason Pierre-Paul (knee) underwent knee surgery Wednesday, Feb. 24. 1 day
39.Ben Roethlisberger: Expected back for 2021 (RotoWire) Steelers president Art Rooney II said Wednesday that Roethlisberger will stay with the team for 2021, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Rooney met with Roethlisberger on Tuesday and released a statement about the franchise quarterback Wednesday. While his statement acknowledges that Roethlisberger's contract situation still needs to be addressed, Rooney all but confirmed that the soon-to-be 39-year-old will be the Steelers' starting quarterback for at least one more season. Roethlisberger is currently scheduled for a $41.25 million cap hit in 2021, the second season of a two-year extension. Reducing his cap charge requires ... (More)1 day
40.Buccaneers | Tom Brady could see extension (thehuddle) Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady could receive a contract extension in the offseason, according to general manager Jason Licht. Analysis: TB12 was seventh among QBs in fantasy points this year, and while the pieces around him were in and out all season, that feels about right heading into 2021. 1 day
41.Steelers | Owner confirms Big Ben returning (thehuddle) Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger will return in 2021, according to team president Art Rooney II. Analysis: Roethlisberger was 14th in fantasy points at the position last season in 15 games. The big question will be - how will they supplement around him? JuJu Smith-Schuster is a free agent, and the tight end and running back positions need addressed. He also lost his longtime center to retirement. Big Ben is a mediocre QB2 target in drafts. 1 day
42.Dolphins | Miami, Aaron Jones have mutual interest (thehuddle) Impending free-agent RB Aaron Jones (Packers) reportedly has the Miami Dolphins listed among the teams he is willing to consider in free agency, and a league source confirms the team is also interested in signing Jones, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. Analysis: Miami is expected to enter free agency with about $26 million in cap space and could create another $36 million in cap space by restructuring a few contracts of their free-agent additions from last year and parting with a few other veterans such as receivers Albert Wilson and Allen Hurns. Jones would likely take a hit in efficiency if he signs with the Dolphi... (More)1 day
43.Seahawks | Russell Wilson cool under fire (thehuddle) Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has thrown for a league-high 79 touchdowns while under pressure since entering the league in 2012 - 12 more than any other player over that span - according to Pro Football Focus.1 day
44.Bills | Stefon Diggs tore up single coverage in 2020 (thehuddle) Buffalo Bills WR Stefon Diggs tallied 59 catches for 876 yards against single coverage in 2020 - both league-best marks - according to Pro Football Focus.1 day
45.Justin Simmons expected to be franchise tagged again (FantasyPros) NFL Network's James Palmer reports that the expectation for Justin Simmons is that he'll be franchise tagged again if a long term contract is not agreed upon by March 9th. Analysis: The All-Pro safety played under the franchise tag for the 2020 NFL season. Now an unrestricted free agent, Simmons could be franchise tagged once again if the long term deal isn't agreed upon. It's clear the Broncos do not want to let Simmons walk.1 day
46.Ben Roethlisberger set to return to the Steelers for 2021 season (FantasyPros) Steelers star QB Ben Roethlisberger will be returning as the team's starter for the upcoming 2021 season. Analysis: The NFL's Aditi Kinkhabwala reports that she has been in contact with Roethlisberger's agent Ryan Tollner. He states that "They (Steelers) want Ben back and will contact me soon to address his cap situation." This will likely include a restructure of the veteran QB's contract to be more cap-friendly, thus freeing up additional resources for Pittsburg to make a run at the Super Bowl. The Steelers were red hot to start the 2020 season, going 11-0 before l... (More)1 day
47.Peter Kalambayi: Drops to waivers (RotoWire) The Texans waived Kalambayi on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Analysis: Kalambayi suited up in 10 games for the Texans in 2020, and he mostly contributed in a special-teams role. The 2018 sixth-round pick has one year left on his rookie deal if he's claimed off waivers. Otherwise, he'll aim to secure a depth role on the open market.1 day
48.NFL | Richard Sherman tops in coverage (thehuddle) Impending free-agent CB Richard Sherman has the highest coverage grade since 2019 among free-agent cornerbacks, according to Pro Football Focus.1 day
49.Chris Godwin 'wants to be in Tampa' amidst talk of franchise tag in 2021 (FantasyPros) Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin stated, "I want to be in Tampa. But at the end of the day, I want to get paid too." The Bucs receiver is expected to receive the franchise tag in 2021 and will reportedly work towards a long-term deal with the team in 2022. Analysis: Godwin hauled in 81 receptions for 1,072 yards and eight touchdowns, including a huge five reception, 110 yard performance against the Packers in the NFC Championship game. With the Buccaneers expected to use the franchise tag on the talented fourth-year receiver in the 2021 season, fantasy managers ... (More)1 day
50.Buddy Howell: Re-ups in Houston (RotoWire) Howell signed a one-year contract with the Texans, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Analysis: The Texans had an option to tender the 24-year-old running back, but they decided to sign him and include guaranteed money instead. Howell mostly contributes on special teams, as he played just 47 offensive snaps in 2020, recording 64 yards on 16 carries and three yards on his lone reception. It's unclear whether David Johnson or Duke Johnson will be back in Houston for the 2021 season, but Howell won't be more than a change-of-pace back regardless.1 day
51.Zack Moss: Recovering from surgery (RotoWire) Moss recently had a cast removed from his surgically repaired ankle, Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Moss injuring his ankle in the wild-card round of the playoffs and had surgery in mid-January to repair a ruptured tendon. He should complete his rehab before training camp, but his medical history is already a concern, with Moss mentioning that he's played through a slew of injuries since the start of his collegiate career. There's also the possibility of Buffalo adding backfield competition this offseason, as neither Moss nor Devin Singletary was impressive in 2020.1 day
52.Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger will return for 2021 (thehuddle) Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger will return as the team's starting quarterback for the 2021 season, according to his agent, Ryan Tollner, Tuesday, Feb. 23. 'They want Ben back and will contact me soon to address his cap situation,' Tollner said. Analysis: Roethlisberger finished the 2020 season with 3,803 passing yards and 33 touchdowns against 10 interceptions through 15 games, but he seemed to fade down the stretch. The Steelers will need to address their running game in order to give Roethlisberger more support. He'll be a high-end QB2 in fantasy drafts.1 day
53.Cowboys | L.P Ladouceur to return for 2021 (thehuddle) Impending free-agent LS L.P. Ladouceur plans to play in 2021, according to Calvin Watkins of ESPN Tuesday, Feb. 23.1 day
54.Texans | Cornell Armstrong gets one-year deal (thehuddle) Houston Texans CB Cornell Armstrong re-signed with the team on a one-year, $1.25-million contract with a $100,000 signing bonus, according to a league source Tuesday, Feb. 23.1 day
55.Rams | Thomas Brown promoted within coaching staff (thehuddle) Los Angeles Rams running backs coach Thomas Brown was elevated to assistant head coach Tuesday, Feb. 23.1 day
56.Dak Prescott: Cowboys reportedly want to do a long-term deal with the QB (FantasyPros) According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Cowboys want to do a long-term contract with QB Dak Prescott. Analysis: Prescott can play under the franchise tag in 2021, which would fully guarantee the QB $37.7 million. "The Cowboys are confident enough in Prescott's rehab to do a big-time, long-term deal now," said Rapoport. Prescott underwent ankle surgery to repair a compound fracture and dislocation in October. He underwent a second surgery in December to strengthen his right ankle. The 27-year-old is expected to be ready for training camp in July. Prescott t... (More)1 day
57.Alex Smith: Unsure about NFL future (RotoWire) Smith believes he can still play in the NFL, but he still hasn't made a final decision on continuing his career, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. Analysis: Smith was the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year in 2020, returning from a devastating leg injury to make six starts for Washington. He won five of those games en route to a playoff berth, but Smith also made a lot of mistakes -- including eight interceptions -- and missed the end of the season with a calf injury. He has two years remaining on his contract, but he might need to accept a pay cut to stay in Washington, as the team can free up approximately $14.7 million... (More)1 day
58.Cowboys | Dallas anxious to get Dak Prescott signed (thehuddle) Impending free-agent QB Dak Prescott (ankle) is reportedly making such good progress from his ankle injury and subsequent surgeries that the Dallas Cowboys want to do a 'big-time, long-term deal now,' according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport. Analysis: Prescott still holds the leverage for now because he could choose to play 2021 out with a fully guaranteed $37.7 million under a second consecutive franchise tag, but he may feel a bit more urgency to get something done now than he did at this point last year considering the seriousness of the ankle injury he suffered. Either way, it seems much more likely the two sides get a long-term ... (More)1 day
59.Broncos | Justin Simmons likely to be tagged again (thehuddle) Denver Broncos S Justin Simmons is expected to receive the franchise tag for a second consecutive year if the two sides are unable to strike a long-term deal before March 9, according to NFL Network's James Palmer.2 days
60.Aaron Jones could receive up to $15 million per season, per The Athletic (FantasyPros) Sheil Kapadia of The Athletic writes that Aaron Jones could fetch up to $15 million per season in free agency. Analysis: This would put Jones' average salary on par with Ezekiel Elliott and Alvin Kamara, while being $1 million less than Christian McCaffrey. This would be a huge payday for a running back, but the 26-year-old Jones has been one of the best in football over the past couple of season. Jones' landing spot will have an enormous effect on the fantasy value of A.J. Dillon.2 days
61.Buccaneers | Chris Godwin keeping options open (thehuddle) Impending free-agent WR Chris Godwin told the Pat McAfee Show on Tuesday, Feb. 23, that while he wants to remain with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he also wants to 'get paid' too. Godwin added that his goal is a long-term deal, but he would also be 'fine' with the franchise tag in 2021 and a long-term deal next year. Analysis: The major takeaway here seems to be that Godwin doesn't sound like he'll be open to taking a hometown discount. Head coach Bruce Arians made it clear shortly after the Super Bowl that he wants Godwin back, so expect the two sides to get something done this offseason since the receiver seems to want the same thin... (More)2 days
62.Rams | LA Rams announce four coaching hires (thehuddle) Nick Jones and Chris O'Hara were officially hired as offensive assistants by the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday, Feb. 23. In addition, Marcus Dixon was named assistant defensive line coach and Dwayne Stukes was named assistant special teams coach.2 days
63.Dynasty | Tyler Eifert's option declined (Dynasty League Football) The Jaguars have declined the option on Tyler Eifert's contract, making him a free agent. Analysis: The longtime Bengal posted a 36/349/2 line in what's going to be his only season in Jacksonville. On the plus side, Eifert was able to stay relatively healthy this past season, but his production was far from what the Jaguars had hoped to see from him. In the end, Jacksonville will save $5.25 million in cap space with the move. Eifert has always shown a solid nose for the red zone, but hasn't posted more than 615 yards or caught mo... (More)2 days
64.Dynasty | Alshon Jeffery to be released (Dynasty League Football) The Philadelphia Eagles will reportedly release wide receiver Alshon Jeffery. Analysis: Philadelphia is going to completely overhaul its receiving corps this year as Jeffery will join former teammate DeSean Jackson in the free agent pool. Jeffery has consistently battled injuries throughout his career as he's only been able to play in all 16 games in three of his nine years in the league. Jeffery hasn't had a 1,000 yard season since 2014 and he's going to find a rather cool market as he's now 31 years old. Jeffery has fallen... (More)2 days
65.Derek Carr expected to return with Raiders in 2021 (FantasyPros) Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr is expected to return with the franchise for the 2021 season. Analysis: Carr will not be departing Las Vegas, as the Raiders "have him in their plans" for the 2021 season, as reported by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. However, reserve quarterback Marcus Mariota could be on the move, leaving the Raiders in a precarious position with limited depth behind Derek Carr. Carr had a 3:1 TD/INT ratio in 2020 but did injure his groin late in the season, which the Raiders hope won't res... (More)2 days
66.Dontrell Hilliard re-signs one-year, $1.25 million with Texans (FantasyPros) Houston Texans RB/returner Dontrell Hilliard has re-signed a one-year, $1.25 million deal with $200,000 guaranteed to return to the team in 2021. Analysis: Hilliard spent time with the Cleveland Browns and the Houston Texans in 2020, primarily functioning as the kick returner after arriving in Houston. He has blazing speed and could work up to a hybrid offensive role similar to his usage in Cleveland, where Hilliard totaled nine carries for 48 yards.2 days
67.Tyler Eifert expected to have team option declined, will become free agent (FantasyPros) Jacksonville Jaguars TE Tyler Eifert is expected to have his team option declined, which will make him a free agent heading into the 2021 season. Analysis: Eifert was set to earn close to $5 million if Jacksonville picked up his team option for 2021. However, the eighth-year tight end was a mere afterthought in one of the worst offenses in 2020, catching 36 of 60 targets for 349 yards and two touchdowns across 15 games. New head coach Urban Meyer is in the midst of a massive rebuild within the organization and is already tailoring the roster, which will see Eifert h... (More)2 days
68.Mike Tomlin (COVID-19) away from Steelers facilities following diagnosis (FantasyPros) Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is reportedly away from team facilities after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Analysis: A Steelers spokesperson told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport that a few members of the coaching and personnel staff were sent home following positive COVID-19 tests last week. Prayers up to Mike Tomlin and the rest of the staff as they step away from the team facilities to quarantine and recover.2 days
69.Eagles expected to release Alshon Jeffery (FFToday) The #Eagles will also be releasing Alshon Jeffery when the league year begins, which has been obvious for quite a while. A much younger group for 2021. Analysis: It was a lost season for Jeffery (foot) in 2020 as he finished with only 12 targets and 6 receptions. At 31 years-old and having trouble staying healthy dating back to 2018 he'll have to settle for one-year prove it deal at his next stop. Also, fellow veteran wideout DeSean Jackson has officially been released.2 days
70.Dynasty | Zach Wilson's draft stock rising (Dynasty League Football) BYU quarterback Zach Wilson continues to be mentioned as the likely second-overall selection by the New York Jets in the 2021 NFL Draft Analysis: BYU coach Kalani Sitake thinks it would be a good idea though he may be a bit biased as the coach who recruited him to Provo. Lauded for his intelligence, passion and competitiveness, Wilson checks all the boxes to be a high selection come draft day. The Jets have a decision to make related to Sam Darnold but there's increasing speculation the team will move on from the 23-year-old in a market r... (More)2 days
71.Lions | Kenny Golladay very likely to get tagged (thehuddle) Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay is a 'strong' candidate to receive the franchise tag, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport. Analysis: This shouldn't come as a shock to anyone, especially considering Marvin Jones is likely moving on to greener pastures and Golladay is the one true playmaker at receiver in Detroit. The Lions are in a rebuild, however, so a sign-and-trade is a definite possibility for a team that is projected to be about $20 million over the cap following the addition of Jared Goff.2 days
72.Dynasty | Kenny Golladay tag and trade? (Dynasty League Football) A tag-and-trade deal for Lions receiver Kenny Golladay may be the best option. Analysis: The team has multiple options but a tag-and-trade would seem to make the most sense. A franchise tag with the expectation he plays for the Lions in 2021 arguably constitutes a waste of money for a team in transition and locking up the 27-year-old for the long term would be costly, though not impossible. The Lions remain in dire straits at the position with Marvin Jones likely headed out of the city as well. Golladay's disappointing 2020, came as a resu... (More)2 days
73.Robert Jackson: Back with Browns (RotoWire) The Browns re-signed Jackson (hamstring) on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Analysis: Jackson was waived by the Browns earlier this month after having appeared in 10 regular-season games in 2020, before a hamstring issue caused him to hit IR. Now presumably back to full health, Jackson will return to Cleveland as a quality depth option. He's also proficient on special teams.2 days
74.Jamaal Williams: Wants to stay in Green Bay (RotoWire) Williams said Monday that he'd "really love to just be a Packer all my life if I could," Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports. Analysis: Williams and regular backfield mate Aaron Jones (chest) are both set to hit free agency this offseason, but given the Packers' constrained salary cap situation, it seems unlikely that either player will get an offer from the team that would match what they could find on the open market. The 25-year-old has been a particularly effective complement to Jones over the last two seasons, having logged at least 700 scrimmage yards and over 4.0 YPC in both campaigns. The presence of 2020 second-round pick AJ Dill... (More)2 days
75.Sam Darnold is generating 'real interest' in trade talks, per Ian Rapoport (FantasyPros) The New York Jets are planning a complete evaluation of the top picks in this year's draft before making a decision about Sam Darnold's future with the team, per Ian Rapoport. Analysis: The Jets have this year's second overall pick, and with Trevor Lawrence likely to go to the Jaguars, the Jets could potentially snag Zak Wilson, Justin Fields, or Trey Lance. With a deep incoming class of rookie quarterbacks, it's tough to determine exactly who they are leaning towards. Darnold is heading into the fourth year of his rookie deal and with him generating interest on the... (More)2 days
76.Jaguars | Tyler Eifert set to hit the market (thehuddle) Jacksonville Jaguars TE Tyler Eifert is expected to have his team option declined and become a free agent this offseason, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.2 days
77.Tyler Eifert set to become a free agent (FFToday) The #Jaguars are expected to decline the team option for TE Tyler Eifert’s contract, source said. He was to earn a little under $5M for 2021, but now he’ll be a free agent. Analysis: Eifert posted a 36-349-2 line on 60 targets in 2020 making him fantasy irrelevant at 5.9 PPR points per game and finishing as the TE36 in PPR leagues. His 13 TDs in 2015 look like an outlier based on the rest of his career. He can safely be ignored in all types of fantasy leagues.2 days
78.Emmanuel Moseley: Another solid campaign (RotoWire) Moseley finished the 202 regular season with 47 tackles (34 solo) , nine pass defenses and an interception across 12 contests with the 49ers. Analysis: Moseley -- a 2018 undrafted rookie -- continued to be one of GM John Lynch's diamonds in the rough, posting another quality campaign as a coverage corner opposite Richard Sherman. Injuries sidelined the 24-year-old for four games and opened the door for veteran corner Jason Verrett to have a career resurgence. All three of San Francisco's top cornerbacks will be unrestricted free agents this upcoming offseason, with only Richard Sherman being unlikely to return. That being said, Mosel... (More)2 days
79.Alshon Jeffery expected to be released by Eagles once season starts (FantasyPros) According to Ian Rapoport, the Eagles are expected to release wide receiver Alshon Jeffery heading into the 2021 season. Analysis: This comes as no surprise as Jeffrey has only started in 12 games over the last two years while being the tenth-highest paid player on the team and most expensive wide receiver. He carries a dead cap hit of $10.5M as opposed to his salary of approximately $6.5M. The Eagles seem set on heading into the 2021 season with a younger corps of receivers even if it means eating some money. In the wake of the Carson Wentz trade, Jalen Hurts seems... (More)2 days
80.Alshon Jeffery: Will be released (RotoWire) The Eagles plan to release Jeffery when the new league year begins March 17, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Analysis: Jeffery's imminent release doesn't come as any sort of surprise, given that the soon-to-be 32-year-old carries a $14 million cap hit for 2021. He only suited up for seven games during an injury-riddled 2020 campaign, securing six catches for 115 yards and one touchdown, the lowest totals of his career. Jeffery hasn't put up a 1,000-yard season since 2014, and he's now logged back-to-back years with under 500 receiving yards. With plenty of big-name wideouts scheduled to hit free agency this offseason, Jeffrey se... (More)2 days
81.Genard Avery: Moving to linebacker (RotoWire) Avery intends to switch from defensive end to linebacker in 2021, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. Analysis: Avery has only handled about 150 defensive snaps across 19 games with the Eagles over the last two seasons, but perhaps he can be more productive at linebacker. The positional shift could allow him more opportunities to rack up tackles, but until Avery is able to earn more consistent playing time, he won't be worth much fantasy consideration in IDP formats. The 25-year-old is entering the final year of his rookie deal, making 2021 a pivotal season in his career.2 days
82.Dontrell Hilliard: Staying in Houston (RotoWire) Hilliard is re-signing with the Texans on a one-year, $1.25 million contract with $200,000 guaranteed, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Analysis: The Texans claimed Hilliard off waivers in mid-December, after he made 30 appearances for the Browns from 2018 to 2020. His only touches for Houston were kick returns, a task he also handled throughout much of his time in Cleveland. The contract suggests Hilliard will have a decent shot to make the Week 1 roster for a rebuilding Texans squad.2 days
83.Seahawks | K.J. Wright would like to return (thehuddle) Seattle Seahawks impending free-agent LB K.J. Wright said he would like to re-sign with the Seahawks this offseason but is not willing to take a discount in order to stay with Seattle. 2 days
84.Patriots | Cam Newton open to short-term deal with NE (thehuddle) New England Patriots impending free-agent QB Cam Newton said he would be open to signing a one-year contract with the Patriots this offseason. Analysis: Newton rushed for 12 touchdowns this season but threw for only 2,657 yards and eight touchdowns in 15 games. He should be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback next season if he is able to find a starting job this offseason.2 days
85.Kenny Golladay reportedly a strong possibility for franchise tag (FantasyPros) Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network is reporting that Lions WR Kenny Golladay is a "strong" possibility for the franchise tag. Analysis: Golladay is an impending free agent this offseason, but Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network is reporting that WR Kenny Golladay is a strong possibility for the franchise tag. "I'll be very surprised if he's actually available," Rapoport said. Golladay was limited to just five games in 2020 due to a nagging hip injury. The Lions will most likely place the franchise tag on Gollad... (More)2 days
86.Panthers | Kawann Short could return (thehuddle) Free-agent DT Kawann Short (Panthers) said Carolina Panthers general manager Scott Fitterer indicated the team could re-sign Short if he is not able to find what he is looking for in free agency. 2 days
87.NFL | Kawann Short receiving interest (thehuddle) Free-agent DT Kawann Short (Panthers) said he has received interest from a few teams since his release. Short said he likely will have to accept a one-year contract this offseason. 2 days
88.Keith Kirkwood: Sticking in Carolina (RotoWire) The Panthers re-signed Kirkwood (shoulder) to a one-year deal Monday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Kirkwood only appeared in one contest in 2020, in which he secured one of two targets for 13 yards. He spent most of the season rehabbing from a broken clavicle, which he subsequently re-injured after briefly returning to the lineup Week 6. As a rookie with the Saints back in 2018, Kirkwood had 13 grabs for 209 yards and two scores (all career-high marks) across eight games.2 days
89.Brandon Zylstra: Re-ups with Panthers (RotoWire) Carolina re-signed Zylstra to a one-year deal Monday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Zylstra has been a key contributor on special teams over three seasons with the Panthers, earning him a spot with the team in 2021 as well. Of course, with just three catches for 35 yards across 16 games in 2020, he remains off the fantasy radar.2 days
90.Packers | Jamaal Williams hopes to re-sign (thehuddle) Green Bay Packers impending free-agent RB Jamaal Williams said he hopes to re-sign with the Packers this offseason but is ready to test the free-agent market if he does not return. Analysis: Williams posted 741 total yards and three touchdown this season but may need to find a new team this offseason. He probably will not be able to find a starting job but should be part of a committee with a team. He has the chance to be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy back for players.2 days
91.Sam Darnold: Jets still evaluating options (RotoWire) The Jets intend to fully evaluate the 2021 NFL Draft's quarterback prospects before making a decision about Darnold's future with the team, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Analysis: Rapoport notes that the Jets have gotten "real interest" about dealing Darnold, who the team selected No. 3 overall back in the 2018 NFL Draft, but that any deal will have to wait until after top prospects have completed their Pro Days and subsequent interviews. Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York recently estimated that Darnold could return value around the range of a "second-round pick, plus maybe another mid-to-late rounder" should the Jets inde... (More)2 days
92.Packers | Marquez Valdes-Scantling to receive raise (thehuddle) Green Bay Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling will have his 2021 salary increase to $2.183 million because of the proven performance escalator. Analysis: Valdes-Scantling averaged 20.9 yards per catch this season and finished with 690 yards and six touchdowns, which are both career highs. He should continue to be a deep threat for the Packer and could be a late round pick in fantasy drafts. 3 days
93.Cameron Heyward: Agrees to restructure contract (RotoWire) Heyward and the Steelers have reached an agreement to restructure his contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Analysis: It's a typical restructure, mostly converting base salary to a signing bonus. The move adds about $7 million in 2021 cap space for the Steelers, and it all but ensures Heyward will stay with the team for another season. The 31-year-old defensive end recorded only four sacks in 2020, but he made his presence felt with 54 tackles and 19 QB hits, earning a Pro Bowl nod for the fourth straight year.3 days
94.Panthers | Brandon Zylstra signs new deal (thehuddle) Carolina Panthers WR Brandon Zylstra signed a new one-year contract with the Panthers Monday, Feb. 22, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed. 3 days
95.Jets | Sam Darnold drawing interest (thehuddle) New York Jets QB Sam Darnold has drawn real trade interest, but the team wants to fully evaluate all the quarterbacks in the NFL Draft before making a decision. Analysis: Darnold could be a high-upside QB2 in fantasy if he lands in another situation. If he stays, though, he'll be a meager midrate QB2. 3 days
96.Steelers | Cameron Heyward restructures (thehuddle) Pittsburgh Steelers DE Cameron Heyward restructured his contract Monday, Feb. 22, to free up $7 million in salary cap space. 3 days
97.Eagles | Alshon Jeffery likely gone (thehuddle) Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery is likely to be a cap casualty this offseason, in the opinion of MMQB's Peter King. 3 days
98.Eagles | Corey Clement likely to go (thehuddle) Philadelphia Eagles impending free-agent RB Corey Clement is not expected to re-sign with the Eagles. Analysis: Clement is a sneaky one to watch this offseason as he has versatility to be an RB3 in fantasy in the right situation. 3 days
99.Texans | Deshaun Watson gets it done deep (thehuddle) Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson has registered a league-high 66 completions on throws of at least 20 yards downfield since the start of the 2019 season, according to Pro Football Focus.3 days
100.Dynasty | James Conner expected to sign elsewhere (Dynasty League Football) Free agent running back James Conner is not expected back with the Steelers. Analysis: Conner has had an up and down tenure with Pittsburgh, but just hasn't been able to stay healthy and productive enough to earn a big contract from a team with salary cap issues. He is bound to get a deal elsewhere, but it's hard to say if a team will see him as lead back material or simply as part of a committee. Currently our RB30, Conner needs a nice landing spot to move back into RB2 territory. The Jets have been a popularly rumored destination.3 days

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