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1.Dynasty | Matt Breida not a lock (Dynasty League Football) San Francisco running back Matt Breida is not a certainty to remain on the roster Analysis: Breida was tendered at the second-round level as a restricted free agent but that won't stop the team from trading him if they receive any sort of agreeable compensation in return. The oft-injured back has had periods of success but was eventually supplanted by a combination of Tevin Coleman and, more noteworthy, Raheem Mostert. With news that Jerick McKinnon could stick on the roster, Matt... (More)2 minutes
2.Dynasty | Irv Smith role could expand (Dynasty League Football) Due to the loss of receiver Stefon Diggs, sophomore tight end Irv Smith may see an increased role. Analysis: Offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak relies on his tight ends, averaging 23% of targets on average each season over his history. The loss of Diggs is a big one and recently signed Tajae Sharpe isn't likely to be the answer. The Vikings surprisingly extended Kyle Rudolph last season after spending a second round pick on Irv Smith but it appears that both Smith and Rudolph f... (More)2 minutes
3.Antonio Brown hires new agent to improve chances of returning to NFL (FantasyPros) Antonio Brown has hired agent Ed Wasielewski of EMG Sports to represent him. Analysis: Brown is switching agents as he continues his bid to return to the NFL this season. He was officially charged with burglary conveyance, misdemeanor battery, and misdemeanor criminal mischief last Friday. Brown was also seen working out with Lamar Jackson this offseason. Teams are waiting out the legal process before kicking the tires on AB. Brown hopes that switching agents will give him a better chance of returning, but unless something improves in his investigation, AB is unlikely... (More)34 minutes
4.Quincy Enunwa: Gets salary guarantee (RotoWire) Enunwa (neck), whose $6 million salary for 2020 is now fully guaranteed, remains "a big question mark" for the Jets, ESPN.com's Rich Cimini reports. Analysis: The Jets presumably would've released Enunwa if he'd been healthy enough to pass a physical before the March 22 deadline for his salary guarantee. General manager Joe Douglas is the one who called the wide receiver a question mark, adding that he hopes to have more information soon. It remains unclear if Enunwa will ever make it back on a football field after he suffered the second major neck injury of his career, but he doesn't have any immediate plans to retire. The Jets signe... (More)1 hour
5.Tevin Coleman: Gets partial salary guarantee (RotoWire) Coleman now has $2 million of his 2020 salary guaranteed, David Lombardi of The Athleticreports. Analysis: The $2 million switched from an injury guarantee to a full guarantee Apr. 1, accounting for 44 percent of Coleman's $4.55 million base salary in the second season of a two-year, $8.5 million contract. This all but ensures he won't be released, though it wouldn't come as any surprise if the 49ers were to trade Coleman or Matt Breida before Week 1. Most reports this offseason have suggested Breida is more likely to be dealt, as he fell behind both Coleman and Raheem Mostert on the playoff depth chart.1 hour
6.Gerald Hodges coming out of retirement, wants to play this season (FantasyPros) LB Gerald Hodges has announced his intent to play in 2020, after deciding to hang up his cleats at the end of the 2018 NFL season. He is now officially a free agent on the open market. Analysis: Hodges, a former 2013 third-round pick by the Vikings, decided to retire from the NFL after the 2018 season he spent with the Arizona Cardinals. He's played for four teams in his six-year career, totaling 282 tackles in 81 games. After sitting out the 2019 season, The 29-year old has decided he's not done playing football just yet, and hopes another team will give him a shot ... (More)1 hour
7.Matt Breida: Likely available for trade (RotoWire) Breida is a candidate to be traded this offseason, according to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area. Analysis: Breida has produced 4.4, 5.3 and 5.1 yards per carry in three years with the 49ers, but he fell behind Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman in the backfield pecking order during last season's NFC Championship Game and Super Bowl. The Niners then used a second-round restricted free agent tender to retain Breida, keeping him under contract for $3.26 million in 2020. It's a reasonable salary for a player with his track record of production, but it's a lot to pay for a No. 3 running back, especially if the Niners truly expect Jerick ... (More)2 hours
8.Marquise Goodwin: Could be cut (RotoWire) Goodwin (knee) may be released at some point this offseason, according to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area. Analysis: Coach Kyle Shanahan sung a different tune in February, saying Goodwin is "too valuable" to be cut but might be available for trade. Shanahan had an obvious incentive to say what he said, as the Niners would have a tough time finding trade offers if other teams knew they'd end up releasing Goodwin anyway. With nothing cooking on the trade front, it now seems increasingly likely the team either cuts Goodwin or asks him to take a pay cut. The speedy 29-year-old was limited to nine games in 2019, catching 12 passes for ... (More)2 hours
9.Jadeveon Clowney lowers asking price as free agency continues (FantasyPros) Free agent Jadeveon Clowney has reportedly lowered his asking price. Analysis: Clowney was originally asking for $20 million annually when free agency began. However, he remains unsigned as teams now shift their focus to the NFL draft. Clowney has reportedly dropped his asking price to $17 million annually. Re-signing with the Seahawks remains a likely outcome for the 27-year-old.5 hours
10.Irv Smith to have an expanded role in 2020? (FantasyPros) Courtney Cronin of ESPN writes that Vikings tight end Irv Smith could have an expanded role in 2020. Analysis: The rookie impressed at times last season, hauling in 36 passes for 311 yards and two touchdowns while playing in all 16 games. Stefon Diggs is no longer with the Vikings, which could open up targets for the 21-year-old tight end. However, just keep in mind that for now Smith is still behind Kyle Rudolph on the team's depth chart.5 hours
11.Matt Breida not a lock to make final roster? (FantasyPros) Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area doesn't consider Matt Breida a lock to make the 49ers' final roster. Analysis: Breida, who was a restricted free agent this off-season, received a second-round tender from San Francisco. However, none of his salary is guaranteed. The 49ers also have Tevin Coleman, Raheem Mostert, and Jerick McKinnnon on the rister. Breida might need an injury to survive training camp cuts this summer.5 hours
12.Quincy Enunwa 'question mark' moving forward (FantasyPros) Jets general manager Joe Douglas admitted that wide receiver Quincy Enunwa is a "big question mark" moving forward. Enunwa's 2019 season ended early due to a neck injury. Analysis: There are questions around whether or not Enunwa will suit up again, much less for the 2020 season. If he is able to return to health, he will likely factor into the competition for the team's third wide receiver, with Jamison Crowder and Breshad Perriman taking priority over Enunwa. And that's not considering the Jets could select a wide receiver early in the 2020 NFL Draft. At this point... (More)5 hours
13.Vikings | Dalvin Cook had dropsies (thehuddle) Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook was tied for second in the league and tops among running backs with seven drops in 2019. Analysis: Cook was 13th in targets at the position, and he caught 53 balls for 519 yards and no touchdowns. So he'll need to clean the drops up a bit. Otherwise, he was a stellar RB1 in PPR formats. 6 hours
14.Packers | Aaron Jones hard to bring down (thehuddle) Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones was tied for the league lead with 32 broken tackles last season. Analysis: His 16 rushing scores and 19 total touchdowns were also tied for the league lead in each category. Needless to say, Jones finally had that breakout season in his third year. Jones does everything you want in a fantasy back. He caught 49 balls for 474 yards and three scores as well as rushing for 1,084 yards on 4.6 yards per carry. He'll be a solid fallback option if you don't land Christian McCaffrey. 6 hours
15.Browns | Nick Chubb broke many tackles (thehuddle) Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb was tied for the league lead, with Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones, with 32 broken tackles last season. Analysis: Chubb rushed for 1,494 yards and eight touchdowns last season, but he'll have to share the work with Kareem Hunt. Chubb was much more potent before Hunt returned from an eight-game suspension, and we expect Hunt to receive most of the receiving duties. Chubb will be a high-end RB2, but he could have more upside in non-PPR formats. 6 hours
16.David Johnson not yet officially a Texan, has not passed physical (FantasyPros) RB David Johnson has not yet passed his physical, and thus the trade to Houston in exchange for WR DeAndre Hopkins has not yet been finalized. Analysis: Per a source, Johnson has taken a physical on his pre-existing wrist injury, which he passed, but has not yet taken a full body physical that is needed to move forward with the trade. As part of the deal, Arizona is also set to send Houston a second-round pick, and Houston was going to send Arizona a fourth-round pick in addition to swapping players. The draft is set to begin on April 23, and neither Johnson nor Hopk... (More)17 hours
17.Rams | Tyler Higbee unstoppable in December (thehuddle) Los Angeles Rams TE Tyler Higbee had 43 catches for 522 yards and two touchdowns in the month of December last season compared to 26 catches, 212 yards and one score over the first three months combined. Analysis: Jared Goff actually led the NFL in pass attempts last year, and now that Todd Gurley is not in the mix, Higbee's strong finish to 2019 could be a sign of things to come if the Rams continue to embrace a pass-heavy attack. Target him as a TE1 in 2020.17 hours
18.DeAndre Hopkins still has not passed his physical (FantasyPros) WR DeAndre Hopkins has not yet passed his physical, per multiple sources, and thus the trade to Arizona for RB David Johnson has not yet been finalized. Analysis: Neither Hopkins nor Johnson have passed their physical yet, and with the proposed trade including 2020 draft picks, time is running out for the trade to be finalized. The NFL Draft is set to begin on April 23, so both players will have to pass their physicals in the next 18 days in order for the trade to go through. The trade was announced a few weeks ago now, and since that time, the Texans have been bashe... (More)17 hours
19.Cowboys | Michael Gallup strong down the stretch (thehuddle) Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup had 39 catches for 686 yards and five touchdowns in November and December last season compared to 27 catches, 421 yards and one touchdown in the first two months of the year. Analysis: Gallup had more receptions, yards and touchdowns in the final two months of 2019 than he did in his entire rookie season, and he and Amari Cooper suddenly look like one of the better receiver duos heading into 2020. For his part, Gallup should be a WR3 with upside.17 hours
20.Ravens | Mark Andrews consistent in 2019 (thehuddle) Baltimore Ravens TE Mark Andrews caught 31 passes for 440 yards and five touchdowns at home in 2019 and had 33 receptions for 412 yards and five scores in road contests. Analysis: It didn't matter where the Ravens were playing. Andrews was routinely Lamar Jackson's favorite target and the most consistent member of the passing attack in an otherwise run-heavy offense. He's locked in as a TE1 heading into 2020. 17 hours
21.Texans | Will Fuller a key cog? (thehuddle) Houston Texans WR Will Fuller played in 11 games in 2019, and the team averaged 26.3 points in those contests compared to 19.6 in the five games he missed. Houston had an 8-3 record when Fuller played and went 2-3 without him in the lineup. Analysis: Fuller will be asked to be the No. 1 receiver for Houston in 2020 following the trade of DeAndre Hopkins, and while good things tend to happen when he is on the field, he has yet to play a full season. In fact, Fuller has played 11 or fewer games in each of the past three seasons. Fuller will have WR2 upside, but fantasy owners need to make sure to have depth at the receiver position if... (More)18 hours
22.Cardinals | Andy Isabella lacking versatility? (thehuddle) Arizona Cardinals WR Andy Isabella finished with nine catches as a rookie, playing just 38 snaps over the first eight games, and he was limited to 'fly routes and jet sweeps' because of his inability to separate on shorter routes, according to Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com. Analysis: Isabella has the speed to take the top off defenses, but between his limited route tree and the addition of DeAndre Hopkins, fantasy owners probably shouldn't expect a dramatic step forward in Year 2. 18 hours
23.Eagles | Competition for JJ Arcega-Whiteside? (thehuddle) Philadelphia Eagles WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside's 169 receiving yards last season ranked 29th among rookies, and Tim McManus of ESPN.com believes the Eagles will look to add some receiving depth via the 2020 NFL Draft. Analysis: Although the Eagles are likely to give the former second-round pick every chance to produce in 2020, Arcega-Whiteside could face an uncertain future sooner rather than later if Philadelphia spends an early pick on a receiver. Regardless, he is just a stash option in dynasty formats or a late-round lottery ticket in redraft leagues. 19 hours
24.Texans | Deshaun Watson sharp at home in 2019 (thehuddle) Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson threw for 14 touchdowns versus only three interceptions in seven home games last season. In eight road outings, he accounted for 12 passing scores versus nine interceptions.21 hours
25.Browns | Kareem Hunt's return dinged Nick Chubb (thehuddle) Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb averaged 100.4 yards rushing, 0.75 touchdowns and 3.1 catches in eight games while Kareem Hunt served his eight-game suspension to begin last season. After Hunt was activated, Chubb averaged 86.4 yards rushing, 0.25 TDs and 1.4 catches. Analysis: Hunt was very successful in his backup running back/slot role over the second half of the season, so it's fair to wonder if new head coach Kevin Stefanski has any designs on changing something that worked so well under the previous regime. Working in Chubb's favor is the likelihood Cleveland will be holding leads more often this season, meaning he could in a p... (More)22 hours
26.Steelers | James Conner much easier to corral in 2019 (thehuddle) Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner broke a tackle once only every 23.2 rush attempts last season. In 2018, he broke a tackle once every 10.8 carries.22 hours
27.Ravens | Gus Edwards held his own last season (thehuddle) Baltimore Ravens RB Gus Edwards averaged 2.5 yards per carry before contact and 2.8 yards per carry after contact in 2019, slightly outperforming starter and backfield teammate Mark Ingram (2.4 and 2.6, respectively) in both categories.23 hours
28.Dolphins | DeVante Parker got down the field in 2019 (thehuddle) Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker finished third in the league with 939 yards before the catch last season, while his 13 yards before catch per reception was good for sixth among qualified players.23 hours
29.Justin Reid: Progressing in recovery (RotoWire) Reid said his shoulder is "doing great" as he continues rehab work from labrum surgery in January, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Analysis: The 23-year-old played through the torn labrum down the stretch, but he required offseason surgery to repair the injury. It's unclear when exactly Reid is expected to be fully healthy, though there's been no indication thus far he's in danger of missing the start of training camp.23 hours
30.Patriots | Rex Burkhead hurt Sony Michel's numbers (thehuddle) New England Patriots RB Sony Michel averaged 19 carries for 73 yards and scored four touchdowns in three games with Rex Burkhead injured last season. In those same contests, Michel compiled six of his 12 catches for the year. In the 13 games Burkhead was active, Michel averaged 14.6 carries for 53 yards and scored only three times. Analysis: Burkhead's presence (and usage) was an aggravation for Michel's fantasy owners all season long. For better or worse, the entire offense will likely struggle more often than any time in recent memory with Tom Brady no longer around and the offensive line issues unlikely to get completely fixed, s... (More)23 hours
31.Josh Allen: Primed for starting role (RotoWire) Allen (shoulder) is poised to start at defensive end in 2020 following the departure of Calais Campbell, Hays Carlyon of 1010 AM WJXL Jacksonville reports. Analysis: Campbell has been the heart and soul of the defense since joining Jacksonville in 2017, but Allen is set to take over that role after the veteran was traded to the Ravens. Allen played in all 16 games and had four starts as a rookie, and he recorded 44 total tackles and 10.5 sacks despite mostly working in a rotational role. The 22-year-old was nursing a shoulder injury at the end of the regular season, but he was able to play in the Pro Bowl and tally one sack.1 day
32.Seahawks | Jaron Brown unlikely to re-sign (thehuddle) Free-agent WR Jaron Brown (Seahawks) likely will not re-sign with the Seattle Seahawks this offseason since the Seahawks signed WR Phillip Dorsett earlier in the offseason. 1 day
33.Jets | Retirement not an option for Quincy Enunwa (thehuddle) New York Jets WR Quincy Enunwa (neck) is not considering retirement even though he is recovering from a neck injury. He is scheduled to receive $10.1 million in guaranteed money over the next two seasons. Analysis: Enunwa has been limited to 12 games over the last three seasons because of injury and his status for the 2020 season is still uncertain. Fantasy players should keep an eye on his situation, but he should be considered a risky option in all leagues. 1 day
34.Deshaun Watson: Adjusting to life without Hopkins (RotoWire) The trade of DeAndre Hopkins leaves Watson with Will Fuller and Kenny Stills as Houston's top two wide receiver targets, Bill Barnwell of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Hopkins had become a crutch for the offense and rarely missed games. He topped the team in terms of catch and target share (29.3 and 28.8 percent, respectively). Watson and Hopkins were an elite combination, one that will be hard to replace. In steps the oft-injured Fuller and also Stills, both considered deep threats that are not near the franchise wideout that Hopkins had become. The Texans could add a wide receiver in what is considered a strong draft class for the pos... (More)1 day
35.Kenny Stills: Larger role expected in 2020 (RotoWire) The Texans will rely on Stills more this coming season after the team traded DeAndre Hopkins to the Cardinals, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Stills moves up to second on the depth chart, while Will Fuller becomes the team's No. 1 wideout. Trading Hopkins leaves a huge void in the passing game, one which head coach Bill O'Brien hopes to be filled by Stills and Fuller. Hopkins accounted for 29.3 percent of Houston's catches in 2019, the third highest share by any player in the NFL last season. The only player with a larger target share than Hopkins (28.8 percent) was New Orleans' Michael Thomas (33 percent). When factorin... (More)1 day
36.Will Fuller: Becomes No. 1 WR (RotoWire) Fuller (sports hernia) becomes the Texans top wideout after the team traded DeAndre Hopkins to Arizona, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: The Hopkins trade continues to reverberate around Houston, and head coach Bill O'Brien is putting a lot of pressure on Fuller to be the No. 1 wide receiver. Fuller undoubtedly makes the Texans better -- in 2019, they were 8-3 and averaged 26.3 points per game when he played, 2-3 and 19.6 when he didn't. But it's important to remember that Hopkins was around for those games when Fuller was healthy, and keeping Fuller healthy for an entire 16-game schedule will be a challenge. Hopkins has m... (More)1 day
37.Seahawks | SEA hopes Jadeveon Clowney lowers asking price (thehuddle) The Seattle Seahawks may only be willing to pay free-agent LB Jadeveon Clowney $13 million to $15 million annually to return, according to 710 ESPN Seattle's John Clayton. Clowney is reportedly seeking a deal which will pay him at least $17 million per year.1 day
38.Chiefs | Mecole Hardman needs big plays (thehuddle) Kansas City Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman's seven touchdowns last season all came from more than 20 yards out, including five from 40-plus yards, and Adam Teicher of ESPN believes Hardman will have to make an impact with big plays again in 2020 after WR Demarcus Robinson re-signed and WR Sammy Watkins restructured his deal to remain with the team. Analysis: Kansas City's offense should afford Hardman with plenty of chances to use his speed to make explosive plays again in 2020, but he is still unlikely to see enough targets to be a weekly fantasy starter. Hardman's all-or-nothing impact makes him best suited for DFS contests and best-bal... (More)1 day
39.Eagles | Miles Sanders set to star in 2020? (thehuddle) Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders averaged more than five yards per carry and 97 yards from scrimmage per game from Week 8 on last season, and Tim McManus of ESPN.com believes there is 'no doubt' that Sanders will be the lead back in 2020. Analysis: Once he was given the reins of the Philadelphia backfield, Sanders became a star, showcasing explosiveness and versatility. He's a true every-down weapon for the Eagles, and he could creep into RB1 territory as soon as this season. At worst, he should be a high-floor RB2.1 day
40.Vikings | Irv Smith primed for more action? (thehuddle) Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith could see his target share increase in 2020 following the trade of WR Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills and the hiring of offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, in the opinion Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com. In Kubiak's 21 seasons as a coach or coordinator, tight ends have received an average of 23 percent of the targets. Analysis: Smith had a pedestrian rookie year, finishing with 36 catches for 311 yards. Those numbers should improve in 2020, but as long as fellow tight end Kyle Rudolph also remains in the mix, Smith's upside is going to be limited. He's more of a dynasty asset at this point.1 day
41.Steelers | Eric Ebron the missing piece? (thehuddle) Pittsburgh Steelers TE Eric Ebron is one of six tight ends with at least 20 red zone touchdowns over the last five seasons, and he joins a Pittsburgh offense that ranked last in red zone scoring in 2019. Analysis: A healthy Ben Roethlisberger under center should also go a long way to helping the Pittsburgh offense, but Ebron addresses a big need. He's a lower-end TE1 candidate, even if he could be a little touchdown dependent.1 day
42.49ers | Deebo Samuel has room to grow (thehuddle) San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel ranked second among rookies with 961 yards from scrimmage in 2019 despite tying for second in the NFL with seven drops, and Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com believes Samuel's role 'will only continue to expand' in his second season. Analysis: Samuel became a Swiss Army knife-type weapon for the San Francisco offense, adding 159 yards and three scores on the ground to his receiving totals. If he can cut down on the drops, 1,000-plus yards from scrimmage and WR3 production should be on tap.1 day
43.Jarvis Landry (hip) on schedule in recovery from surgery (FantasyPros) Jarvis Landry (hip) is on schedule from his recovery from surgery. Analysis: Landry underwent surgery on his hip in February and is expected to be sidelined six-to-eight months. He on schedule from his recovery and is reportedly on track to be ready before the season opener. Browns Head Coach Kevin Stefanski said "both Odell Beckham and Landry are exactly where they need to be" during this stage of their recoveries. Landry recorded 83 receptions for 1,174 yards and six touchdowns across 16 games in 2019. He is currently 30th among all wide receivers in the expert con... (More)1 day
44.Odell Beckham Jr. (abdomen) on schedule in recovery from surgery (FantasyPros) Odell Beckham Jr. (abdomen) is on schedule from his recovery from surgery. Analysis: Beckham had surgery to repair a core muscle in January and is reportedly on track in his recovery. He was bothered by abdominal/groin injuries most of 2019. Browns Head Coach Kevin Stefanski said "both Beckham and Jarvis Landry are exactly where they need to be" during this stage of their recoveries. Beckham is coming off a disappointing first campaign with the Browns, logging 74 catches for 1,035 yards and four touchdown... (More)1 day
45.Bears | Prince Amukamara not expected back (thehuddle) Free-agent CB Prince Amukamara (Bears) likely will not re-sign with the Bears this offseason, in the opinion of The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs. 1 day
46.Bears | Allen Robinson likely to seek big money (thehuddle) Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson probably will be looking for around $20 million per season in his next contract, in the opinion of The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs. Analysis: Robinson had a bounce back season in 2019 and finished with 1,147 yards and seven touchdowns. He will continue to be the main option in the passing game for the Bears and should be a weekly starting option in fantasy leagues.1 day
47.49ers | Matt Breida may not make roster (thehuddle) San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida may not make the final roster next season because of the other running backs on the roster, in the opinion of NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco. Analysis: Breida fell behind Tevin Coleman and Raheem Mostert on the depth chart this season and could be on the trade block this offseason. He could be a solid backup for a team, but his fantasy value is uncertain at this point. 1 day
48.49ers | Jerick McKinnon has chance to make team (thehuddle) San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon likely will make the final roster if he can stay healthy because he can be a third down back and a target in the passing game, in the opinion of NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco. Analysis: McKinnon has dealt with injuries over the past few seasons and would only see a handful of touches if he stays with the 49ers. He probably would only have some value in point-per-reception leagues. 1 day
49.Jadeveon Clowney being targeted by the Cleveland Browns (FantasyPros) Per SportsCenter, the Cleveland Browns have shown real interest in DE Jadeveon Clowney, and may have gotten closer than any other suitor, however no deal is imminent. Analysis: So far, we've heard the Titans, Seahawks, and now Browns have had interest in the Pro-Bowl pass rusher. Until this point, we hadn't heard rumblings out of Cleveland, but now we know they were at one point a front-runner according to people around the league. Seattle hasn't been able to give Clowney exactly what he's looking for, and it's been reported that he's willing to wait for the right of... (More)1 day
50.Antonio Brown: Levied three charges (RotoWire) The state of Florida has issued three formal charges to Brown stemming from January's alleged assault of a delivery truck driver, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. He was charged with felony burglary conveyance, misdemeanor battery and misdemeanor criminal mischief. Analysis: This begins what is expected to be a rather lengthy legal process. The NFL is expected to review the findings and provide its own discipline should Brown ultimately continue his NFL career.2 days
51.Browns | Kevin Johnson addition official (thehuddle) Cleveland Browns CB Kevin Johnson's one-year contract with the team was officially announced Saturday, April 4. The deal has a maximum value of $6 million and a base value of $3.5 million.2 days
52.Rams | Tyler Higbee grades out well (thehuddle) Los Angeles Rams TE Tyler Higbee finished 2019 as Pro Football Focus' fourth highest graded tight end (minimum 500 snaps). Analysis: Higbee had a fantasy-elite season-ending stretch, finished with at least seven catches and 84 yards in each of his last five games while scoring a pair of TDs. He's a underrated TE1 this offseason with the Rams seemingly headed for an offensive makeover sans bellcow RB Todd Gurley.2 days
53.Isaiah Irving: Back with Bears (RotoWire) Irving and the Bears have come to terms on a one-year contract, Larry Mayer of the team's official website reports. Analysis: Irving will return for his fourth season in Chicago. He originally joined the team in 2017 as an undrafted free agent. The 25-year-old was primarily a depth linebacker for the team. He recorded 14 tackles (11) solo in 13 games last season.2 days
54.Browns | Jadeveon Clowney courted by Cleveland (thehuddle) Free-agent LB Jadeveon Clowney (Seahawks) has received interest from the Cleveland Browns, it was reported on ESPN on Saturday, April 4. The Browns reportedly have come the closest to meeting Clowney's asking price for a contract this offseason.2 days
55.Patriots | Julian Edelman rumors a prank (thehuddle) New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman was rumored to be heading to the Detroit Lions on Wednesday, April 1, and those rumors were given some life when they were discussed live by national media members Bill Simmons and Colin Cowherd. But the rumors were later traced back to a Patriots fan account as part of an April Fool's Day joke. Analysis: Edelman finished eighth among fantasy wideouts in terms of total PPR points last season, but with Tom Brady now gone and Edelman's 34th birthday coming up in May, his days as a PPR WR1 appear over. He remains the primary weapon for whoever the next New England QB is, but value him in as a low-... (More)2 days
56.Browns | Odell Beckham's rehab on schedule (thehuddle) Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. (core) is on track in his rehabilitation from core muscle surgery performed in January, according to head coach Kevin Stefanski. Analysis: Beckham should be ready to participate in offseason workouts soon, provided that he doesn't suffer any setbacks. Even though he will be participating in a new offensive scheme in 2020, Beckham should be a weekly starting option in all fantasy formats as one of the league's top receivers.2 days
57.Browns | Jarvis Landry's rehab on schedule (thehuddle) Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry (hip) is on track in his rehabilitation from hip surgery performed last month, according to head coach Kevin Stefanski. Analysis: The 27-year-old Landry had 83 receptions for 1,174 yards and six touchdowns last season and should be back in action by training camp. He should be viewed as a low-end WR2 or high-end WR3 in PPR fantasy formats.2 days
58.Antonio Brown facing assault charges from an altercation in January (FantasyPros) As reported by ESPN, free agent WR Antonio Brown has officially been charged with burglary conveyance, misdemeanor battery, and misdemeanor criminal mischief charges on Friday in connection with a January arrest outside his South Florida residence. Analysis: Brown and his trainer were accused of assaulting a delivery truck driver outside of Brown's South Florida residence in January. He just can't seem to stay out of trouble, both on and off the field, and is now dealing with legal ramifications for his actions. Brown has been through a whirlwind last couple years aft... (More)2 days
59.Lions | Kerryon Johnson a workhorse? (thehuddle) Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson averaged 20.3 touches and 87.5 yards from scrimmage over the first four games in 2019. Analysis: An injury eventually cost Johnson most of the 2019 season, but the heavy workload early in the year shouldn't be forgotten. Unless the Lions add a back early in the draft, Johnson could have another chance to show he can be a bell cow. Keep him in mind as a volume-based RB2 candidate.2 days
60.Saints | Drew Brees finished strong in 2019 (thehuddle) New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees threw an NFL-high 15 touchdowns over the final four games of 2019, tossing at least three touchdowns in every game. Analysis: The Saints have adopted more of a balanced offensive approach in recent years, but Brees has maintained QB1 numbers thanks in large part to his remarkable efficiency. He has thrown 59 touchdowns compared to just nine interceptions over the past two years, completing more than 74 percent of his passes in both seasons. 2 days
61.Bills | Josh Allen making progress? (thehuddle) Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen raised his completion percentage by six points in his second season and doubled his number of touchdown passes to 20 while throwing three fewer interceptions. Analysis: In addition to taking a step forward as a passer, Allen continued to be a dangerous runner, topping 500 rushing yards and scoring nine times. The addition of Stefon Diggs to the receiving corps should only help his progress, and Allen could be a sneaky QB1 in 2020.2 days
62.Ricky Seals-Jones: Joining Chiefs (RotoWire) The Chiefs and Seals-Jones agreed to terms of a contract Friday, Terez A. Paylor of Yahoo Sports reports. Analysis: According to Paylor, the deal encompasses the 2020 season. Seals-Jones has been moderately productive in three pro campaigns, averaging 12.9 yards per catch and scoring eight touchdowns on 60 career receptions between the Cardinals and Browns. The Chiefs don't have much depth behind Travis Kelce, so Seals-Jones may be the frontrunner for the No. 2 role.2 days
63.Browns | David Njoku expected to stay (thehuddle) Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku is expected to remain with the team despite the signing of TE Austin Hooper, according to ESPN's Jake Trotter. Analysis: Injuries limited Njoku to four games in 2019, and the addition of Hooper is going to make a rebound season difficult to come by. At best, Njoku is a touchdown-dependent TE2.2 days
64.Ricky Seals-Jones agrees to a one-deal with the Chiefs (FantasyPros) ProFootball Talk on Twitter is reporting that the Chiefs have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent tight end Ricky Seals-Jones. Analysis: By bringing in Seals-Jones, the Chiefs pick-up a good back-up for Travis Kelce. Last year while playing for the Browns, Seals-Jones totaled 14 receptions for 229 yards and four touchdowns for the season. Seals-Jones is a worthy pick-up in deep tight end premium leagues. If Kelce were to go down with an injury, Seals-Jones could creep up to TE2 numbers.2 days
65.Steelers | Eric Ebron not fully healthy (thehuddle) Pittsburgh Steelers TE Eric Ebron (ankle) said he has not fully recovered from his ankle surgery yet and could not play if the season started today. Analysis: Ebron has several months to rehab the injury and should be ready for training camp. He likely will be a red zone target in the passing game and could be a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues. 2 days
66.Bears | Two should be ready for camp (thehuddle) Chicago Bears TE Trey Burton (hip) and LB Roquan Smith (pectoral) are on track in their rehab and should be ready for training camp, according to general manager Ryan Pace. 2 days
67.Bears | Anthony Miller making progress (thehuddle) Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller (shoulder) is on track in his rehab and should be ready for training camp, according to general manager Ryan Pace. Analysis: Miller saw his touchdowns drop to two this past season but finished with a solid 656 receiving yards. He probably will be one of the starting receivers for the Bears in 2020 and can be a No. 3 fantasy receiver in some leagues. 2 days
68.Bears | Mitchell Trubisky on track for camp (thehuddle) Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) is on track in his rehab and should be ready for training camp, according to general manager Ryan Pace. Analysis: Trubisky will be competing with Nick Foles for the starting quarterback job during training camp but will open camp as the No. 1 quarterback. He should only be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he keeps the job.2 days
69.D.J. Reader officially signs a four-year, $53M deal with the Bengals (FantasyPros) As reported at the start of free agency, DT D.J. Reader has now officially signed a four-year, $53M deal with the Cincinnati Bengals, making him the highest paid nose tackle in the NFL. Analysis: Reader is due $22.25M in the first year and $31.75M over the first two years of his new contract. The stud nose tackle out of Clemson played his first four seasons with the Texans, and now will join forces with Pro-Bowler Geno Atkins to create a very formidable 1-2 punch on the defensive line in Cincinnati.2 days
70.Buccaneers | Blaine Gabbert deal gets league approval (thehuddle) Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Blaine Gabbert's contract was finalized Friday, April 3, by the NFL. Official terms of the deal were not disclosed.2 days
71.Rams | Done deal for Michael Brockers (thehuddle) Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Rams DE Michael Brockers' contract was finalized Friday, April 3, by the NFL. Official terms of the deal were not disclosed.2 days
72.Shawn Williams: Kept instead of Kirkpatrick (RotoWire) The Bengals decided to keep Williams on the roster instead of Dre' Kirkpatrick in the wake of their free agency moves in the secondary, Chris Rolling of USA Today reports. Analysis: Williams has a cheaper price tag than Kirkpatrick and can play multiple positions, though his stint as a linebacker last year was more of a last resort and didn't go all that well.2 days
73.Texans | Bradley Roby's extension gets a seal of approval (thehuddle) Updating a previous report, Houston Texans CB Bradley Roby's contract extension was finalized Friday, April 3, by the NFL. Official terms of the deal were not disclosed.2 days
74.Bears | Barkevious Mingo's deal is official (thehuddle) Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears LB Barkevious Mingo's contract was finalized Friday, April 3, by the NFL. Official terms of the deal were not disclosed.2 days
75.49ers | Travis Benjamin, Tom Compton deals are done (thehuddle) Updating previous reports, San Francisco 49ers WR Travis Benjamin and OG Tom Compton's contracts were approved Friday, April 3, by the NFL. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.2 days
76.Cardinals | Arizona officially adds two defenders (thehuddle) Updating previous reports, Arizona Cardinals DE Jonathan Bullard and LB De'Vondre Campbell's contracts were approved Friday, April 3, by the NFL. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.2 days
77.Michael Brockers: Medically cleared (RotoWire) Brockers (ankle) passed a physical to finalize his three-year contract with the Rams, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Analysis: Brockers originally agreed to a three-year deal with the Ravens, but it later fell through because the team was concerned about an ankle sprain he suffered in Week 17 of last season. The Rams don't seem bothered by the issue and thus will keep their 2012 first-round pick in the fold.2 days
78.Dynasty | Sammy Watkins restructures (Dynasty League Football) Chiefs receiver Sammy Watkins restructured his contract to a one-year $9M deal to remain with the team Analysis: His deal could be worth up to $16M with incentives. Few receivers have been more frustrating to own over the past five years since Watkins' sophomore season in 2015 when he produced a 60/1,047/9 stat line while with the Bills. He hasn't played a full 16-tame season since 2014 as a rookie. During week one of 2019, Watkins exploded in a game vs. the Jaguars when he reeled in nine receptions, 198 yards and three touchdowns o... (More)2 days
79.Bengals | D.J. Reader is officially a large cat with stripes (thehuddle) Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals DT D.J. Reader's contract is official, according to a source Friday, April 3. He will earn $22.25 million in Year 1 and $31.75 million over the first two seasons. Reader accepted language relating to the COVID-19 pandemic that says if he does not pass a physical after signing the deal, the team can either immediately release him or pay Reader and keep the contract in place. 3 days
80.Trey Burton: Should be ready for camp (RotoWire) Burton (hip) is still rehabbing and remains on track to return for training camp, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Burton struggled to get back to full strength after sports hernia surgery last offseason, catching 14 passes in eight games during the 2019 campaign before undergoing hip labrum surgery in December. The need for surgery kicked in a guarantee that covers $4 million of his $6.7 million base salary for 2020, but it won't come as any surprise if Burton is cut or traded before Week 1, considering the Bears signed fellow tight end Jimmy Graham to a two-year, $16 million contract in mid-March.3 days
81.Nick Foles: Headed for job competition (RotoWire) Foles and Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) will have an open competition for the starting quarterback job, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Coach Matt Nagy said Trubisky will get the first snap once the team is able to practice, though it sounds like the Bears aren't making any assumptions beyond that. The team dealt a fourth-round pick to Jacksonville for Foles, who then agreed to a restructured contract that maintains his guarantees but reduces his base salary, with the added benefit of player options to void the deal after 2020 or 2021.3 days
82.Mitchell Trubisky: Primed for job battle (RotoWire) Trubisky (shoulder) will take the first snap whenever the Bears are able to practice, but coach Matt Nagy said it will be an open QB competition between the 25-year-old and Nick Foles, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Meanwhile, general manager Ryan Pace declined to comment on the team's impending decision on Trubisky's fifth-year option. The deadline to pick up the option is in early May, and while it likely would cost more than $20 million, the salary would be guaranteed for injury only. Trubisky is recovering from January surgery on a partially torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder, while Foles has returned to healt... (More)3 days
83.Broncos | Nick Vannett talks up blocking (thehuddle) Denver Broncos TE Nick Vannett on Friday, April 3, discussed his run blocking on a media conference call. 'I have always thought one of the traits need to have, you have to have some nasty,' Vannett said. 'It's not a cute job. It's not an attractive job. You are not going to get any stats from it. You know what, it's all mentality.' Analysis: Vannett only caught passes in 16 games with the Seahawks and Steelers last season, and he'll play the blocking tight end role in Denver with 2019 first-round pick Noah Fant and veteran Jeff Heuerman serving as the primary pass-catching tight ends and only viable fantasy options.3 days
84.Mitch Trubisky to be in 'open competition' for starting gig (FantasyPros) Bear's General Manager Ryan Pace said that "it's an open competition" regarding the Bears' starting quarterback position. Analysis: After being drafted second overall in 2017, Trubisky took the starting job from Mike Glennon prior to Week 5 and has never had that role threatened. This offseason, however, has been a very different story as the Bears aggressively shopped the free agent market, eventually settling for multi-year deal with Nick Foles. This is Trubisky's last guaranteed season on his rookie deal before the Bears are forced to make a decision regarding his fifth-year option estimated to be around $24M. Pace's comments... (More)3 days
85.Patriots | Jarrett Stidham, N'Keal Harry have plan (thehuddle) New England Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham and WR N'Keal Harry are planning to meet to go over the offense and work out if OTAs are cancelled this spring by the coronavirus. Analysis: Sound plan for the two second-year players, who could be counted on heavily as starters in 2020, but Tom Brady-Julian Edelman they obviously aren't and both are off the fantasy re-draft radar in standard-sized leagues for the time being.3 days
86.Steelers | JuJu Smith-Shuster among YAC leaders (thehuddle) Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Shuster ranked third in the NFL, and second among wide receivers, in 2019 with his average of 5.9 yards per contact per reception. Analysis: JJSS was infamously one of fantasy's biggest busts of 2019, totaling only 73.2 fantasy points (standard scoring) in 12 games. But don't forget his injury issues or the Steelers' myriad QB issues with Ben Roethlisberger going down for the year in Week 2. Smith-Shuster is a mid-round draft value with WR1 bounce-back potential.3 days
87.Panthers | QB signing lured Robby Anderson (thehuddle) Carolina Panthers WR Robby Anderson said Friday, April 3, that the Panthers' signing of QB Teddy Bridgewater, a close friend, was the 'icing on the cake' that convinced him to sign with Carolina. Analysis: Anderson joins a crowded offense in Carolina that already features heavily-used RB Christian McCaffrey and WRs D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel. Value him as a low-end WR3.3 days
88.49ers | George Kittle tops in YAC per reception (thehuddle) San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle leads all players with an average of 8.6 yards after catch per reception over the last two seasons. Analysis: Kittle is hitting his prime entering his fourth season, and is an elite TE1 by almost any metric. If you're going to reach for a tight end in your fantasy draft, Kittle is a more than worthy prize.3 days
89.Sammy Watkins: Agrees to restructured deal (RotoWire) Watkins and Kansas City agreed Friday to a one-year, $9 million contract with up to an additional $7 million in incentives, Yahoo! Sports' Terez A. Paylor reports. Analysis: Watkins would have counted $21 million against Kansas City's cap space under the original deal, which was signed in the last of its three years. There's probably something to infer from the fact that the Chiefs didn't extend Watkins -- he simply took a paycut on his one remaining year -- but with this restructured deal he's all but guaranteed to start in Kansas City another year. If he retains the same role as he did in 2019, Watkins would likely serve as the Chie... (More)3 days
90.Jets | Breshad Perriman seeks to stay hot (thehuddle) New York Jets WR WR Breshad Perriman said Friday, April 3, he plans on picking up where he left off a season ago during his strong finish with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 'That was just a tiny glimpse and I'm looking forward to building on that run from last season,' Perriman said. Analysis: Over his final five games of 2019, with the Bucs' Mike Evans and Chris Godwin dealing with injuries, Perriman caught 25 of 37 targets for 506 yards and five TDs. He could be a sneaky WR2 pick-up as the new potential No. 1 WR for the Jets.3 days
91.Broncos | Drew Lock readying for new offense (thehuddle) Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock is throwing five days a week at a spot near his parents' home in Kansas City, during the coronavirus shutdown and has been studying the team's new offensive playbook while watching recent New York Giants film with new offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur coming aboard. Analysis: Lock's real-life performance (7 TDs, 3 INTs; 4-1 record) was better than his fantasy one as he averaged only 17.2 fantasy points per contest (32nd among QBs) over his five starts to end the 2019 season. He's a QB2 consideration, though, entering his second season with a new three-WR-based offense which should lead to more throwing.3 days
92.Bears | Open competition for Chicago's starting QB gig (thehuddle) Chicago Bears QBs Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles will participate in an open competition for the 2020 starting quarterback job, according to general manager Ryan Pace. Analysis: Does it matter? Even after giving Trubisky the benefit of the doubt entering last year, he still laid an egg. After four years, the projection coming out of a college remains one in the pros. We've seen what Foles is as an NFL quarterback -- great off of the bench, and almost exclusively in Philly. Smack talk aside, the Bears have a questionable offensive line and some question marks in the weapons department. Head coach Matt Nagy's system is a derivative... (More)3 days
93.Chiefs | More on Sammy Watkins (thehuddle) Updating an earlier report, Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins can earn $750,000 for each of the following: eight touchdowns and a playoff berth; 65 catches and a playoff berth and 800 yards receiving with a playoff berth. He can earn $1.25 million for each of the following: an AFC Championship Game win with 50 percent of the snaps played; 65 catches with an AFC Championship win and 800 yards receiving with an AFC Championship win. 3 days
94.Sammy Watkins signs a one-year, up to $16M deal to return to the Chiefs (FantasyPros) WR Sammy Watkins has signed a one-year deal with a base salary of $9M to return to Kansas City. The deal includes an incentive package that can pay him up to $16M in 2020. Analysis: This is a very interesting move by the Chiefs. There were rumblings that Kansas City would not retain Watkins under his current contract terms, and after the team announced they were bringing back WR Demarcus Robinson, everyone thought the writing was on the wall for Watkins to head elsewhere in 2020. Instead, Watkins will return to the Super Bowl champions for one more season after a 201... (More)3 days
95.Damarious Randall signs one-year deal with the Raiders (FantasyPros) Damarious Randall signed a one-year, $3.25 million deal with the Raiders on Thursday. Analysis: Randall racked up 61 tackles, 2.5 sacks and six pass defenses across 11 games for the Browns last season. He missed time in 2019 due to disciplinary issues. Randall has posted solid totals in back-to-back seasons and will compete for a starting safety job during training camp.3 days
96.Chiefs | Sammy Watkins returning to Chiefs (thehuddle) Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (Chiefs) restructured his contract Friday, April 3, which was a one-year deal worth $9 million and could reach $16 million with incentives. The move creates $5 million in salary cap space. Analysis: Watkins had a 52-673-3 season for the Super Bowl champs, and he'll just turn 27 in June. He hasn't played 16 games since his rookie season six years ago, but he'll be a flex option in good matchups. Target him as a WR4. 3 days
97.Chiefs restructure Sammy Watkins contract (FFToday) The Chiefs have reached an agreement with Sammy Watkins on a new 1-year deal that will pay him a base of $9m for 2020 with an incentive package that can reach $16m, a source tells me. The move creates $5m in cap space for the Chiefs to operate this offseason. Analysis: Watkins was set to cost $21 million against the cap this season which didn't work for the cap stressed Chiefs who know have 10 of 11 players on offense returning for the 2020 season. Watkins got off to a fast start in 2019, posting a 9-198-3 line in Week 1 but didn't score another touchdown in the regular sea... (More)3 days
98.Raiders | Damarious Randall headed to Las Vegas (thehuddle) Free-agent S Damarious Randall (Browns) reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year undisclosed contract with the Las Vegas Raiders on Thursday, April 2.3 days
99.NFL | Drops not a problem for Breshad Perriman (thehuddle) New York Jets WR Breshad Perriman was not charged with a drop on any of his 69 targets in 2019 as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Furthermore, Perriman did not commit a drop on any of his 25 targets in 2018.3 days
100.Bills | Devin Singletary eluded tacklers last season (thehuddle) Buffalo Bills RB Devin Singletary broke a tackle once every 7.6 rushing attempts in 2019 - good for the fifth-best rate in the league among qualified rushers.3 days

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