Fantasy Football News


 
  • Marquise Goodwin Joins Seahawks

    The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to terms on a deal with wide receiver Marquise Goodwin. The former third round pick should be an interesting addition to this roster. He nearly totaled an 1,000 receiving yard season in 2017. Since then, Goodwin hasn't made a huge impact on the football field. He most likely won't be someone worth rostering on a weekly basis in fantasy leagues. However, Goodwin should be able to make an impact as a rotational player in this offense.

    May 23 · Source via Seahawks Marquise Goodwin
  • Matthew Stafford Will Wait To Throw

    Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford (arm) will wait to throw until closer to training camp, according to head coach Sean McVay. He was there for the first day of OTAs, but didn't do any throwing drills. He received an injection in his elbow after the Rams Super Bowl victory. This shouldn't be an issue that lingers into training camp or the regular season. The Rams hopefully won't have to limit Stafford at all this season because of this issue. Fantasy managers shouldn't be too worried about Stafford resting in May.

    May 23 · Source via Rams Matthew Stafford
  • Rashaad Penny Nursing Injury

    Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny (hamstring) is currently nursing an injury, according to head coach Pete Carroll. The season is three months away, but this is not a good sign for a player with a long injury history. The former first round pick has played in 37 games through four seasons. However, Penny finished with a career-high 749 rushing yards through 10 games last season. Chris Carson (neck) has a blurry timetable, so Penny and rookie Kenneth Walker could compete for the starting role in Seattle.

    May 23 · Source via Seahawks Rashaad Penny
  • Baker Mayfield Won't Attend OTAs

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (shoulder) won't attend voluntary organized team activities on Tuesday, as expected. Mayfield, who had offseason left shoulder surgery, will continue to stay away from the team as they attempt to trade him after acquiring Deshaun Watson from the Houston Texans. Even if Cleveland hadn't acquired Watson, Mayfield likely would've been unavailable for OTAs while he recovered from shoulder surgery. Most people think either the Carolina Panthers or Seattle Seahawks will wind up trading for the former first-rounder, but the Browns are going to need to eat most of Mayfield's $18.86 million salary in order to facilitate a trade. Even if the 27-year-old winds up starting for Carolina or Seattle this year, he'll go undrafted in most standard-sized fantasy leagues.

    May 23 · Source via Browns Baker Mayfield
  • Kyler Murray Expected To Be At Mandatory Minicamp

    Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said he expects quarterback Kyler Murray to be at mandatory minicamp in mid-June. Murray is not attending voluntary organized team activities this week while still seeking a long-term contract extension from Arizona. The 24-year-old isn't happy with his situation in the desert, but the Cardinals continue to say that they expect something to get done. If no extension has been reached by the time mandatory minicamp begins, all bets are off that Murray will be present. Murray missed three games last year due to an ankle injury and finished as the QB11 in fantasy. He still has high-end QB1 upside heading into 2022, but the fact that No. 1 receiver DeAndre Hopkins is suspended for the first six games will likely cause his stock to drop in fantasy circles.

    May 23 · Source via Cardinals Kyler Murray
  • Nick Foles Agrees With Colts Monday

    The Indianapolis Colts and veteran quarterback Nick Foles agreed to terms on an undisclosed two-year deal on Monday, according to a source. Foles and head coach Frank Reich will reunite after working together with the Philadelphia Eagles, and Foles will now serve as Matt Ryan's backup in 2022. The 33-year-old former Super Bowl champion made just one start last year for the Chicago Bears, going 24-for-35 for 250 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in a 25-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks. In his first year in Chicago, Foles had 1,852 passing yards, 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions in nine games (seven starts). Continue to ignore Foles in fantasy leagues that start just one QB.

    May 23 · Source via Nick Foles
  • Elijah Mitchell Atop A Crowded 49ers Backfield

    San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell set a franchise record for most rushing yards by a rookie (963) last year while adding five rushing touchdowns in only 11 regular season games. The team still views Mitchell as their top option in the running game, but he's bulking up this offseason in order to try and stay healthy after dealing with knee, rib, concussion and shoulder issues in 2021. The Niners also envision third-rounder Tyrion Davis-Price emerging as a bigger and more powerful complement to Mitchell. Davis-Price should help the Niners to be more productive on third-and-short situations, an area where they struggled last year. San Francisco also has Jeff Wilson Jr., Trey Sermon and JaMycal Hasty in the backfield. Mitchell will certainly be the one to target in fantasy, but he'll need to stay healthy in order to maintain his grip on this crowded backfield.

    May 23 · Source via 49ers Elijah Mitchell
  • Deebo Samuel Won't Attend OTAs

    San Francisco 49ers star wide receiver Deebo Samuel won't be in attendance for the start of organized team activities on Monday, according to a source. Samuel's situation remains unsettled, so his decision not to show up this week shouldn't come as a big surprise. The 26-year-old All-Pro wideout asked for a trade this offseason, but the Niners don't have any intentions to trade him. Samuel, who is heading into the final year of his rookie deal, will certainly be paid eventually, whether it's in San Francisco or elsewhere. He finished second in overall fantasy points in 2021, behind only the Rams' Cooper Kupp. Samuel finished with 77 receptions for 1,405 yards and six touchdowns, adding 59 carries for 365 yards and another eight TDs.

    May 23 · Source via 49ers Deebo Samuel
  • Kyler Murray Won't Be At OTAs This Week

    Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray will not attend the team's organized team activities this week, as expected. For now, Murray's contract situation remains quiet. The 24-year-old and the Cardinals still have a lot to work out before a long-term contract extension is agreed upon, but the Cardinals remain adamant that Murray is their QB of the future despite a bumpy offseason. Murray looked bad in his first playoff game last year and missed a few games due to injury in 2021, but he should once again have high-end QB1 appeal for fantasy managers, even with top wideout DeAndre Hopkins suspended for the first six games of the season. Murray could come at a slight discount once the bigger QB names come off the board in fantasy drafts.

    May 23 · Source via Cardinals Kyler Murray
  • Browns Offense Could Be Changing With Deshaun Watson

    With Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson now in town, head coach Kevin Stefanski figures to spread the offense out with more three-receiver sets while implementing run-pass options. When Stefanski first got the head-coaching job in Cleveland, the staples of the offense were play-action passing off a running game powered by zone blocking. Stefanski won't completely abandon heavier sets, but changes will certainly be made now that Watson is the QB. A move to a more pass-heavy approach would obviously be good news for Watson, receivers Amari Cooper, Donovan Peoples-Jones and rookie David Bell and tight end David Njoku from a fantasy perspective.

    May 23 · Source via Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Chase Winovich Puts On Weight

    Cleveland Browns linebacker Chase Winovich, who was acquired from the New England Patriots this offseason, gained 10 to 15 pounds this offseason as he transitions to defensive end on a four-man defensive front. "It's the heaviest I've weighed in probably three years, the strongest I've probably ever been," Winovich said, "so I have a lot to be optimistic about, and I'm really looking forward to it." The 27-year-old pass-rusher will be looking to bounce back in 2022 after a decreased role last season with the Pats, when he had only 11 tackles (six solo) in 13 games (zero starts) for New England. In his three NFL seasons with the Patriots, Winovich has 85 tackles (56 solo), 10 tackles for loss, 23 QB hits, 11 sacks, one interception and one forced fumble.

    May 23 · Source via Browns Chase Winovich
  • Tyler Kroft Reaches Agreement With 49ers

    Former New York Jets and Buffalo Bills tight end Tyler Kroft reached an agreement on an undisclosed one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers on Monday, according to his agent, Mike McCartney. Kroft will serve as tight end depth behind George Kittle alongside Charlie Woerner and Ross Dwelley. He spent last year with the Jets, catching 16 of 25 targets for 173 yards and one touchdown in nine games (six starts). The 29-year-old tight end has only played a full season in two of his seven NFL seasons and has gone over 200 receiving yards in a season just once, back in 2017 with the Cincinnati Bengals. He has 101 career receptions for 1,024 yards and 13 touchdowns in 81 career games. Kroft will only become fantasy relevant if Kittle misses time with an injury.

    May 23 · Source via Tyler Kroft
  • Ravens Sign Brent Urban

    The Baltimore Ravens officially signed veteran defensive lineman Brent Urban to an undisclosed deal on Monday. Urban played in only six games for the Dallas Cowboys last year after undergoing surgery to fix a torn triceps. In his six games played, he had only three tackles and a pass defensed. The 31-year-old was originally a fourth-round pick by the Ravens in 2014 out of Virginia, so he'll be returning to the team that he spent his first four NFL seasons with. Urban has a total of 107 tackles (60 solo), 10 tackles for loss, nine QB hits, six sacks and nine passes defensed in 76 career games (31 starts) over seven NFL seasons.

    May 23 · Source via Ravens Brent Urban
  • Lamar Jackson Working Out On His Own

    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has chosen to stay away from the team's offseason workout program, and the Ravens have expressed enthusiasm about the work he's done this offseason in training with quarterback mechanic expert Adam Dedeaux. Baltimore has yet to publicly express concern that Jackson, who is currently set to play under the fifth-year option on his rookie deal, will hold out. It remains to be seen if he'll show up to organized team activities this week, and if Jackson is a no-show, it will certainly bring more attention to his contract status. The Ravens would much rather have Jackson on the field throwing to his young receivers, but even if he isn't present this week, he'll still be regarded as a high-end QB1 target looking to rebound from a down year in 2021.

    May 23 · Source via Ravens Lamar Jackson
  • Allen Robinson II Believes He Will Benefit Under Sean McVay

    Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Allen Robinson II is looking to erase a lackluster 2021-22 campaign with the Chicago Bears, one where the veteran had one of the worst seasons of his career. However, he feels playing for Sean McVay will do wonders for his production. "He allows players to play. Each and every day we go out there, and as we're practicing and things like that, we're able to make corrections and make adjustments based on things that guys are doing right or doing wrong," said Robinson when speaking about his new coach. Nonetheless, the 28-year-old, who inked a three-year, $46.5 million deal in March, will likely surpass his totals from last season. But he'll have to battle with Cooper Kupp for the attention of Matthew Stafford. The team also hasn't ruled out the possibility of bringing back Odell Beckham Jr., which may drop Robinson's ceiling even lower.

    May 22 · Source via Rams Allen Robinson
  • Kenny Pickett May Start Right Off The Bat

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett may begin his career as a starter. However, as expected, he'll have to get through Mason Rudolph and Mitchell Trubisky to earn the right. Pickett, who was the 20th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, finished his final college year by throwing for 4,319 yards, 42 touchdowns, and seven picks. Though Trubisky is currently the favorite to be under center for the Week 1 encounter against the Cincinnati Bengals, the 23-year-old could overthrow him during training camp. Yet, whether or not Pickett will be an impactful fantasy option right away is an entirely different story, especially considering his lack of experience at the professional level.

    May 22 · Source via Steelers Kenny Pickett nfl draft
  • Jameis Winston Expected To Skip OTAs

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston (knee) is expected to skip upcoming OTAs. During Week 8 of the 2021-22 season, the veteran tore his ACL and damaged his MCL, forcing him to miss the remainder of the year. Fortunately, he is progressing well, but the team will continue to take a cautious approach regarding his rehab. Winston had played relatively well before succumbing to the ailment, compiling 1,170 yards, 14 touchdowns, and three picks, although he only completed 59% of his throws. Nonetheless, not only does the 28-year-old hope to be ready for Week 1, he plans on being a full participant at training camp over the summer. He'll have some capable options on the receiving end, so he could be a serviceable backup for fantasy managers this season if he can get healthy.

    May 22 · Source via Saints Jameis Winston
  • Seahawks Adding Marquise Goodwin

    Free-agent wide receiver Marquise Goodwin is signing with the Seahawks, with the terms of the deal undisclosed. The veteran finished last season in Chicago by catching 20 receptions for 313 yards and a touchdown throughout 14 appearances. Goodwin, 31, is still considered one of the quickest wideouts in the league, so he should fit in well with head coach Pete Carroll's deep-ball offensive approach. However, he isn't expected to have a prominent role, although he may occasionally find the end zone during the year.

    May 22 · Source via Marquise Goodwin
  • Tee Higgins Expected To Be Ready For Training Camp

    Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins (shoulder) didn't take part in the team's organized team activities last week, as expected, but he's expected to be good to go for training camp this summer. Higgins is no longer in a shoulder sling as he rehabs from labrum surgery in March. The 23-year-old should be ready for the start of the regular season as long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks in training camp. Higgins was even better in his sophomore season in 2021, recording his first 1,000-yard receiving season. When all was said and done in the regular season, he had 74 receptions on 110 targets for 1,091 yards and six touchdowns in 14 starts. Higgins should once again be highly coveted in fantasy drafts in Cincy's pass-happy offense.

    May 22 · Source via Bengals Tee Higgins
  • Browns Re-Sign Jadeveon Clowney

    The Cleveland Browns officially re-signed pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney to a one-year deal worth $11 million on Sunday, according to a source. The two sides agreed to terms on Wednesday, but they needed to finalize a few things before the deal became official. The 29-year-old has battled injuries throughout his career since being the first overall pick by the Houston Texans in 2014, but he is a difference-maker on the defensive side of the ball when he's healthy. Clowney, a three-time Pro Bowler, had 37 tackles (24 solo), 11 tackles for loss, 19 QB hits, nine sacks and two forced fumbles in 14 starts for the Browns last season. He will continue to wreak havoc alongside All-Pro pass-rusher Myles Garrett in 2022.

    May 22 · Source via Browns Jadeveon Clowney Myles Garrett
  • Patriots Offense In Trouble?

    New England Patriots players are "alarmed" so far with what they've seen from the team's offensive coaching staff. "There is a high-level of concern about what is going on with the Patriots," Boston Sports Journal's Greg A. Bedard said. It's something to watch, but we shouldn't jump to conclusions just yet with head coach Bill Belichick's coaching staff. The Patriots never officially named a new offensive coordinator after Josh McDaniels left for the head-coaching job with the Las Vegas Raiders. This is a storyline to watch closely as we approach training camp this summer. Second-year quarterback Mac Jones figures to be affected the most by the team's offensive changes heading into the 2022 campaign.

    May 22 · Source via Patriots Mac Jones
  • Buccaneers Impressed With Jerreth Sterns

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles has been impressed with rookie wide receiver Jerreth Sterns, an undrafted free-agent pickup out of Western Kentucky. Sterns had 150 catches for 1,902 yards and 17 touchdowns in his final season in college and is expected to compete with Devin Thompkins and Kaylon Geiger for a spot on the team's active roster this summer in training camp. Sterns had a total of 370 catches for over 3,800 yards and 35 touchdowns in his collegiate career between Western Kentucky and Houston Baptist. Chris Godwin (knee) may not be ready for the start of the regular season, so the Bucs could have plenty of opportunity in the receivers room behind Mike Evans early in the year. Sterns is one to keep an eye on.

    May 22 · Source via Buccaneers Jerreth Sterns nfl draft
  • Amari Rodgers Looking "Faster And Stronger"

    Green Bay Packers wide receiver Amari Rodgers finished his rookie year with only four catches (eight targets) for 45 yards. He also spent time as a return man on special teams. However, with a miserable inaugural season behind him, wide receivers coach Jason Vrabel recently touted Rodgers, stating, "he already looks faster and stronger than he ever did. He's in the best shape of his life." Unquestionably, the Packers are looking for someone to take over as the No. 1 option after Davante Adams was sent to Vegas. Though Rodgers may not be that person, he is worth consideration from managers looking to hit a home run very late in fantasy drafts ahead of the 2022-23 season.

    May 22 · Source via Packers Amari Rodgers
  • Sean McVay Wants Odell Beckham Jr. Back

    Free-agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (knee) remains unsigned. Beckham, who is coming off surgery to repair a torn ACL suffered during the Super Bowl, will likely find a team at some point. However, speaking to NFL Network's Rich Eisen, Rams head coach Sean McVay stated he would like the 29-year-old back on the roster. The oft-injured wideout has unquestionably lost a step or two over the years. He will probably have plenty more impactful showings throughout the remainder of his career. Yet, his days as a consistent fantasy difference-maker are likely far behind him, regardless of where he's playing in 2022-23. If it's back in Los Angeles, Beckham will have to contend with Cooper Kupp, Allen Robinson II, and Van Jefferson for the attention of Matthew Stafford.

    May 22 · Source via Rams Odell Beckham Jr.
  • Why New England Patriots' selection of QB Bailey Zappe is lauded by former GM

    Randy Mueller, who ranked Zappe as the second-best QB in the 2022 draft, says the fourth-round pick "anticipates and processes" like a veteran.

    May 22 · ESPN Patriots Bailey Zappe nfl draft
  • Colts hope Michael Pittman Jr. and rookie Alec Pierce are their next great WR duo

    It's been more than a decade since the Colts had a pair of pass-catchers top 1,000 yards receiving in a season.

    May 22 · ESPN Colts Alec Pierce Michael Pittman nfl draft
  • Broncos think rookie Montrell Washington can unlock return game

    For the talented returner out of Samford University, returns are "just like backyard football."

    May 22 · ESPN Broncos Montrell Washington nfl draft
  • Raheem Mostert Believes Familiarity With Offense Will Help

    Miami Dolphins running back Raheem Mostert (knee) agreed to a one-year, $3.125 million contract in March after spending his previous six seasons in San Francisco. During Mostert's time in the Bay Area, he accumulated 1,610 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns and was a hit-or-miss fantasy option for years. However, with the deal, he will follow new Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel, who served as the 49ers run game and offensive coordinator since 2017. The 30-year-old believes his familiarity with the offense will help him this season. Still, with Mostert working his way back from a season-ending knee injury in September, he'll also need to battle Chase Edmonds, Sony Michel, and Myles Gaskin for touches. As a result, the veteran's outlook isn't as bright, although he may have a few sufficient fantasy performances during the 2022-23 campaign.

    May 21 · Source via Dolphins Raheem Mostert
  • Kadarius Toney Has Minor Knee Procedure

    New York Giants wide receiver Kadarius Toney (knee) hasn't been a full participant at recent OTAs. The 23-year-old was observed wearing the infamous no-contact red jersey, although it was later revealed he hasn't practiced because of minor arthroscopic knee surgery. Fortunately, the 2021 first-round pick should be ready to roll by training camp. Toney, who was rumored to be on the trade block a few months ago, has a chance of establishing himself as the team's top wideout this season. Yet, having Daniel Jones under center may make accumulating fantasy points a challenge, regardless of his place on the depth chart.

    May 21 · Source via Giants Kadarius Toney
  • Deshaun Watson Settlements Unlikely To Happen Soon

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson faces 22 civil lawsuits for alleged sexual misconduct. However, when speaking with the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Watson's attorney, Rusty Hardin, reported that "no settlement talks are in the offing." The latest update adds another hurdle for the NFL and its investigation, primarily since individual cases likely won't happen immediately, making it much more challenging for the league to determine a potential punishment. It certainly doesn't suggest Watson will be off the hook. Yet, with potential trials delaying things, the veteran may be available for the 2022-23 campaign.

    May 21 · Source via Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Latest On Broncos' Offensive Line Plans

    Pro Football Focus ranked the Broncos’ 2021 offensive line 19th, and while the team will have a different Week 1 right tackle starter for a 10th straight season, Denver made only midlevel moves up front this offseason. That said, the 2022 Broncos should have more depth here. It is possible four positions are up for […]

    May 21 · Pro Football Rumors Broncos Russell Wilson
  • Baker Mayfield Still On Radar For Seahawks, Panthers

    Shortly after the draft, Pete Carroll said he does not envision the Seahawks trading for a quarterback. Of course, the 13th-year Seahawks HC said at the Combine the team had no intention of trading Russell Wilson. Plans change. The Seahawks are now pitting two 2021 backups (Drew Lock and Geno Smith) against one another to […]

    May 21 · Pro Football Rumors Panthers Seahawks Baker Mayfield
  • Chargers Sign 14 UDFAs

    The Chargers’ 14-man undrafted free agent crop rounds out this year’s class of priority free agents. Here are the UDFAs vying to catch on with Los Angeles’ AFC team: Trevon Bradford, WR (Oregon State) Leddie Brown, RB (West Virginia) Erik Krommenhoek, TE (USC) Raheem Layne, S (Indiana) Tyreek Maddox-Williams, LB (Rutgers) Kevin Marks Jr., RB […]

    May 21 · Pro Football Rumors Chargers Leddie Brown nfl draft
  • Andrew Whitworth Could Make NFL Return

    Los Angeles Rams offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth recently retired after playing 16 seasons in the NFL. The 40-year-old went out on top as a Super Bowl champion. However, the All-Pro tackle has not ruled out a possible return. He is still technically under contract with the Rams. Also, it sounds like Whitworth is staying in NFL shape. That being said, fans might not have seen the last of Whitworth on an football field. In the meantime, Joseph Noteboom and David Edwards have worked out for the Rams as possible replacements on the offensive line.

    May 21 · Source via Rams
  • Packers Add 14 Undrafted Free Agents

    The Packers roster now includes 14 undrafted rookies: RB BJ Baylor, Oregon State LB Caliph Brice, Florida LB Ellis Brooks, Penn State DL Akial Byers, Missouri WR Danny Davis, Wisconsin RB Tyler Goodson, Iowa OT Jahmir Johnson, Texas A&M OT Caleb Jones, Indiana LB Chauncey Manac, Louisiana G George Moore, Oregon DL Hauati Pututau, Utah […]

    May 21 · Pro Football Rumors Packers Tyler Goodson nfl draft
  • David Bell Can Play Both Outside And Slot Roles

    Cleveland Browns wide receiver David Bell could be seeing plenty of action in this offensive unit. The third-round rookie can play both outside and slot roles, according to head coach Kevin Stefanski. That being said, Bell could be a unique option for the Browns offense. They don't have a reliable No. 2 receiver to play behind Amari Cooper. The departure of Jarvis Landry leaves this team without another reliable pass catcher. Possibly, Bell steps up and becomes an important part of the Browns offense.

    May 21 · Source via Browns David Bell nfl draft
  • Keaontay Ingram Could Be No. 2 Back

    Arizona Cardinals running back Keaontay Ingram could ended up as the No. 2 option heading into next season. The Cardinals are without a reliable backup since Chase Edmonds departed during the offseason. That being said, Ingram could replace Edmonds as the No. 2 back behind James Conner. Last season, Edmonds averaged 13 touches per game, so it's unlikely that Ingram would see that much action. However, Conner does have a habit of missing time due to injuries. Ingram could be an interesting stash option with Eno Benjamin being basically his only competition.

    May 21 · Source via Cardinals Keaontay Ingram nfl draft
  • James White Cleared For On-Field Drills

    New England Patriots running back James White (hip) was cleared for on-field drills. The veteran back was limited to three games due to hip surgery in October. The 30-year-old is making solid progress, but might be held out of full-squad workouts next week. The good news is, White should be ready to go when training camp begins. Although, rookie running back Pierre Strong Jr. might push White back on the depth chart.

    May 21 · Source via Patriots James White
  • Cowboys Add 20 UDFAs

    The Cowboys had one of the biggest UDFA classes in the NFL, signing 20 undrafted rookies to contracts: S Markquese Bell, Florida A&M DE Markaviest Bryant, Central Florida RB Malik Davis, Florida WR Dontario Drummond, Ole Miss C James Empey, BYU WR Ty Fryfogle, Indiana K Jonathan Garibay, Texas Tech LB Aaron Hansford, Texas A&M […]

    May 21 · Pro Football Rumors Cowboys Malik Davis Dontario Drummond Ty Fryfogle nfl draft
  • No Movement On Baker Mayfield Situation

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield remains on the roster. Despite multiple clubs, specifically, the Panthers and Seahawks, remaining interested in Mayfield's services, there hasn't been any movement regarding a potential deal. The former Oklahoma Sooner is due to make over $18 million in guaranteed cash this season. However, with teams not looking to take on such a financial burden, especially for a quarterback coming off shoulder surgery, finding a suitor has been a challenge for the Browns. Nonetheless, Deshaun Watson is still potentially facing suspension, so there's a chance Mayfield could end up starting in Cleveland for at least some of the 2022-23 campaign.

    May 21 · Source via Browns Baker Mayfield
  • Trey Lance Drawing Praise From Star Teammate

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance has received plenty of negative press over the last few months. However, despite the unfavorable publicity, tight end George Kittle recently went to bat for the signal-caller. When asked about having Lance under center this season, Kittle was all for it, exclaiming, "it's going to be pretty exciting." The former Bison appeared in six games during his inaugural year, throwing for 603 yards and rushing for 168 yards. He also accounted for six total touchdowns, although he tossed two interceptions and completed only 57.7% of his passing attempts. Nonetheless, while receiving a vote of confidence from Kittle is certainly a good thing for the 22-year-old, it still doesn't mean he'll start this season. But even if he does, he has a way to go before earning the trust of fantasy managers.

    May 20 · Source via 49ers Trey Lance
  • Nick Foles Expected To Be A Colt By Next Week

    Free-agent quarterback Nick Foles is expected to sign with the Colts. The terms of the agreement are being finalized, with the veteran anticipated to put pen to paper by early next week. Foles, who was relieved of his duties by the Bears on May 1, will reunite with Frank Reich, the team's head coach, who also served as the Eagles offensive coordinator during the 2017-18 campaign, the season Philly won a Super Bowl with Foles under center. While Matt Ryan is still anticipated to be the starter, Foles has a shot to eventually find himself as the No. 1 option on the depth chart. Nonetheless, the 33-year-old shouldn't draw much interest during fantasy drafts heading into September, although there is waiver wire potential throughout the season.

    May 20 · Source via Colts Nick Foles
  • Ravens Reunite With DL Urban

    A late report this Friday evening, Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network tweeted that defensive lineman Brent Urban will rejoin the team that drafted him, crediting Urban’s wife in the report. Urban reportedly agreed to a one-year deal to return to Baltimore.  Urban was drafted by the Ravens in the fourth round of the 2014 […]

    May 20 · Pro Football Rumors Ravens Brent Urban
  • Colts Sign Third-Rounders Jelani Woods, Bernhard Raimann To Wrap Draft Class

    Despite making three picks in Round 3, a round that annually leads to delayed rookie agreements, the Colts are finished signing their 2022 draftees. Third-round tight end Jelani Woods (Virginia) and third-round tackle Bernhard Raimann (Central Michigan) signed their four-year rookie deals Friday, being the final members of Indianapolis’ nine-man draft class to do so. […]

    May 20 · Pro Football Rumors Colts Jelani Woods nfl draft
  • Kellen Mond Having A Good Spring

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kellen Mond is having a good spring this offseason. "Kellen's having a good spring so far, working incredibly hard, digesting the system. He made a couple checks yesterday at the LOS that he wasn't prepared play by play for...he just instinctively did it. Those are the little things you look for," new head coach Kevin O'Connell said. The 22-year-old got into just one game as a rookie last year and went 2-for-3 for five yards in one series. With Kirk Cousins likely staying in Minnesota for at least a couple more seasons, Mond will work to become his direct backup in 2022. The Vikings also have Sean Mannion in their quarterback room.

    May 20 · Source via Vikings Kellen Mond
  • Panthers Still Interested In Jimmy Garoppolo, Baker Mayfield

    The Carolina Panthers are still interested in San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, but in order for a trade to go down, the other team would have to agree to pick up a large portion of their salary. Nothing has changed on that front in weeks. Making things more difficult, both QBs are coming off surgeries. Although Jimmy G or Mayfield would give Carolina more competition at the position alongside Sam Darnold and rookie Matt Corral, they understandably aren't in a rush to trade for a rehabbing signal-caller unless the other team picks up the vast majority of their salary. There remains a scenario where both the Niners and Browns keep Garoppolo and Mayfield.

    May 20 · Source via Browns 49ers Panthers Baker Mayfield Jimmy Garoppolo
  • Latest On Lamar Jackson

    The 2022 offseason has seen plenty of headlines being made with respect to quarterbacks, but the lack of news regarding a few young signal-callers has stood out as well. That is the case with Lamar Jackson, who has at no point seemed on the verge of an extension with the Ravens.  A lucrative deal seemed like […]

    May 20 · Pro Football Rumors Bills Lamar Jackson
  • Bengals Sign Second-Rounder Cam Taylor-Britt

    Not long after inking their top draft pick to his first NFL contract, the Bengals have done the same with another rookie defensive back. The team announced on Friday that they have signed second round corner Cam Taylor-Britt.  [RELATED: Bengals Sign First Round S Hill] Across four seasons at Nebraska, the six-foot, 205-pounder grew into a […]

    May 20 · Pro Football Rumors Bengals Cam Taylor-Britt nfl draft
  • D.J. Reed Impressed With Sauce Gardner

    New York Jets cornerback D.J. Reed has been really impressed with rookie cornerback Sauce Gardner early on. Gardner, who was the No. 4 overall pick, didn't give up a single touchdown out of his 1,000-plus career coverage snaps and only allowed 13 catches for 117 yards last year at Cincinnati. "I love him man. I watched his tape and he's everything that the media is saying he is, he's a lockdown cornerback," Reed said. "He did it in college, and I believe he can do it at the NFL. He's prototypical, he has elite characteristics, and he plays with great eye discipline. He can catch, too. He makes great plays on the ball and it's just an overall complete cornerback in my opinion. I'm looking forward to balling with him."

    May 20 · Source via Jets D.J. Reed Ahmad Gardner
  • Quez Watkins Doesn't See His Role Changing

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Quez Watkins doesn't see his role changing at all despite the addition of A.J. Brown. "We're all good guys, we're all going to compete, we're all going to do our part. My role is not going to change -- I'm going to continue to do what I do," Watkins said. The 23-year-old improved in his second NFL season last year, catching 43 passes for 647 yards and one touchdown in 17 games (12 starts). But the Eagles finished first in rushing last year, and the addition of Brown bumps Watkins to third on the receiving depth chart. Watkins' speed and ability to play in the slot will help him in this improving offense, but he'll have to hold off Zach Pascal in order to be fantasy relevant on a weekly basis.

    May 20 · Source via Eagles Quez Watkins
  • Jameson Williams Could Be Ready Early In The Year

    Detroit Lions rookie wide receiver Jameson Williams (knee) thinks he can be ready by training camp in August, which would be an aggressive timetable for a return after he tore his ACL in the National Championship game on Jan. 11. Typically, ACL repair recovery takes nine to 12 months. Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sept. 11 would be exactly eight months from the injury. If the first-rounder take part in training camp at all, he could make his NFL debut in the first month of the season. If he misses camp, Lions beat writer Tim Twentyman doesn't think we'll see Williams until late September or early October. The 21-year-old has been making good progress and has a ton of long-term potential, but those in redraft leagues should temper their expectations in Year 1.

    May 20 · Source via Lions Jameson Williams nfl draft
  • Latest On Bears' Robert Quinn

    The 2022 offseason has seen plenty of changes on the field and in the front office in Chicago. The team’s defense has seen a number of high-profile players depart, which led to Robert Quinn being named as a potential trade candidate.  On that point, CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reports that “Quinn wants out of Chicago”. The […]

    May 20 · Pro Football Rumors Bears Robert Quinn
  • Raiders Sign Jordan Veasy

    The Las Vegas Raiders signed former Houston Texans wide receiver Jordan Veasy to an undisclosed deal on Friday. Veasy has been on the practice squad of the Buffalo Bills, Washington Commanders and Texans over the last three years, but he has played in only two games, both coming last year in Houston. The 26-year-old played a total of 24 offensive snaps and 26 special teams snaps in those two appearances in 2021. The former Cal wideout will attempt to win a roster spot with the Raiders in training camp this summer.

    May 20 · Source via Raiders Jordan Veasy
  • Kadarius Toney Making A Good Impression

    New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka said that wide receiver Kadarius Toney is "doing all the right things...on and off the field." Kafka also said Toney is being attentive in meetings and has been good to work with during offseason team activities this week. At the same time, Toney's workload has been dialed back a bit due to undisclosed reasons. The 23-year-old played in only 10 games in his rookie season last year due to injuries, so the Giants are probably just playing it safe with him early in the offseason. Toney has a lot of playmaking abilities, but there are a lot of mouths to feed in New York's passing attack if everyone is healthy. The former first-round pick will be a high-risk, high-reward fantasy selection after he had 39 catches for 420 yards and no touchdowns in his first NFL season.

    May 20 · Source via Giants Kadarius Toney
  • Mac Jones Showing Dedication This Offseason

    The New England Patriots sound ecstatic with second-year quarterback Mac Jones' offseason dedication. He has spent long hours at Gillette Stadium, often beating the coaches into the building to get a jump-start on film study for the day. Jones is also taking ownership of the offense and is willing to vouch for plays and concepts that he likes while pumping the brakes on plays that haven't worked. The 23-year-old impressed in his rookie season with 3,801 passing yards, 22 touchdowns and 13 interceptions on 521 attempts, and the additions of receivers DeVante Parker and Nelson Agholor should only help his cause in Year 2. However, the loss of former offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels could be significant, and Jones should be considered a low-upside QB2 until further notice.

    May 20 · Source via Patriots Mac Jones
  • Browns Must Eat More Money To Trade Baker Mayfield

    The Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks have shown interest in acquiring Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, but the Browns haven't been willing to absorb enough of his fully guaranteed $18.858 million salary for this season. It's unclear how far apart the sides have been, but the Browns want their contractual intake to be commensurate with the asset they receive in return. The Panthers and Seahawks are pushing for the Browns to eat as much as $17.823 million. With Mayfield still rehabbing his surgically repaired left shoulder, it has tempered the urgency to acquire him. The Browns could keep Mayfield as insurance in case Deshaun Watson is suspended this year, but either way, Mayfield's fantasy stock is way down after his disappointing 2021 season.

    May 20 · Source via Browns Baker Mayfield
  • Marquise Brown In Line For Big Extension

    Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Marquise Brown is in line to be paid like one of the best receivers in the NFL, and the Cardinals will be compelled to extend his contract. Brown just had the best season of his career with 91 catches and 1,008 yards, but he ranked 14th and 26th in those categories. The soon-to-be 25-year-old is on an upward trajectory and should be better in a pass-happy offense in Arizona. Brown will take on a bigger role early in the year with DeAndre Hopkins suspended for six games, and he has chemistry with quarterback Kyler Murray from their days at Oklahoma. His fantasy ceiling and floor should be much higher in the desert.

    May 20 · Source via Cardinals Marquise Brown
  • George Iloka Works Out For Seahawks

    Former Cincinnati Bengals and Minnesota Vikings safety George Iloka worked out for the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday with the idea that he could serve as a cover linebacker. Iloka hasn't played since tearing his ACL midway through the 2020 season, but he has been working towards a return to the NFL. The 32-year-old played in only four games with the Vikings before his devastating knee injury in 2020. He was originally drafted in the fifth round by the Bengals in 2012 out of Boise State. Iloka has 365 tackles (246 solo), 10 tackles for loss, three QB hits, nine interceptions, 32 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in 103 career games (79 starts) in his eight NFL seasons.

    May 20 · Source via Seahawks George Iloka
  • Giants Want Daniel Jones To "Turn It Loose"

    New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll wants quarterback Daniel Jones to "turn it loose" this season. "Yeah, look, we want to make sure we protect the ball," Daboll said. "But again, you can't go out there and play afraid. Be smart, not reckless, if you will. If he's got a shot on the right read, let it go." Jones has worked in the past to limit turnovers -- he threw 17 interceptions the last two years -- but it has led to a conservative approach. The 24-year-old has 49 total turnovers since he was a first-rounder in 2019, which is tied for third-most in the league. Jones has the weapons around him to be successful in 2022, especially if running back Saquon Barkley stays healthy, but fantasy managers shouldn't invest in him as anything more than a potential upside QB2.

    May 19 · Source via Giants Daniel Jones
  • Robert Woods Making Progress

    Tennessee Titans wide receiver Robert Woods (knee) is making good progress in his recovery from a torn ACL that he suffered last November while playing with the Los Angeles Rams. "I actually feel like they're kind of holding me back a little bit," Woods said. "I am trying to get back as well as I can, just doing everything (trainer) Todd Toriscelli has me doing, trying to stay focused and be patient with it. Right now I feel really, really good, getting going, being able to do some things." It remains to be seen if he'll be ready for training camp, but Woods is expected to be the team's No. 1 receiver after they traded A.J. Brown to the Eagles during the draft. The 30-year-old had 367 catches for 4,626 yards and 23 touchdowns in his five seasons with LA, but he's coming off a major injury and is now in a run-first offense.

    May 19 · Source via Titans Robert Woods
  • Drew Brees Underwent Shoulder Surgery

    Drew Brees‘ potential return to the field already seemed very, very unlikely. But for those holding out hope, a recent operation will likely end any of the discussions. According to Peter King of Football Morning in America, the legendary QB recently underwent surgery on his left shoulder. [RELATED: Drew Brees Acknowledges Potential Return To NFL] […]

    May 19 · Pro Football Rumors Saints Drew Brees
  • Terry McLaurin Deal A Priority For Commanders

    Washington Commanders wide receiver Terry McLaurin will command a hefty payday in the near future. The Commanders haven't made many notable moves during free agency, so keeping cash available for a McLaurin extension remains a priority. Unquestionably, the 26-year-old has played well throughout his three years in the league, compiling 3,090 yards and 16 touchdowns off 222 receptions (357 targets). With Carson Wentz under center for the 2022-23 campaign, McLaurin could be in store for his best season to date. Fantasy managers need to keep him on the radar.

    May 19 · Source via Commanders Terry McLaurin
  • Long-Term Deal For Dalton Schultz May Come Soon

    Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz signed his franchise tag back in February. Schultz had his best season in 2021, ending the year with 808 yards and eight touchdowns off 78 receptions. Head coach Mike McCarthy and quarterback Dak Prescott are quite fond of the 25-year-old, so a long-term deal may be coming over the next few months. With Amari Cooper now in Cleveland, and Michael Gallup (knee) recovering from a torn ACL, Schultz may get more attention than ever from Prescott during the 2021-22 campaign.

    May 19 · Source via Cowboys Dalton Schultz
  • David Njoku Reportedly Offered Lucrative Contract

    Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku has amassed 1,754 yards and 15 touchdowns off 148 receptions throughout his five seasons. However, despite Njoku's subpar production, reports have surfaced that the Browns are looking to lock up the 25-year-old to a long-term deal that would pay him around $13 million per season. Still, the veteran may decline such an offer to look for even more cash moving forward, primarily if he expects to benefit from the presence of Deshaun Watson, assuming he plays. Nevertheless, considering Njoku's lack of reliability over the years, he needs to do a lot of convincing before earning the trust of fantasy managers.

    May 19 · Source via Browns David Njoku
  • Drew Lock Behind In Competition For Starting Gig

    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Drew Lock currently trails Geno Smith in the race for the starting job. Lock, who the Broncos traded for Russell Wilson back in March, continues to receive plenty of praise from head coach Pete Carroll. However, given Smith's familiarity with the offense, it appears it's currently his job to lose. Nonetheless, both men may be under center at some point during the year. Still, regardless of who is the No. 1 option on the depth chart come September, each signal-caller will have an uphill climb before convincing fantasy managers they're worthy of a roster spot.

    May 19 · Source via Seahawks Drew Lock
  • Geno Smith Currently The Favorite Over Drew Lock

    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith is currently the favorite overDrew Lock for the top spot on the depth chart. The latest update paints a different picture of the competition, primarily with head coach Pete Carroll continuously singing Lock's praises since he was acquired from the Broncos for Russell Wilson. Of course, a lot can change over the summer and into September. However, both men have a shot at resurrecting their careers, especially with D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett on the roster. Still, managers shouldn't overreach for either in fantasy drafts ahead of the 2022-23 campaign, although both men have waiver potential if times get rough.

    May 19 · Source via Seahawks Geno Smith
  • Aaron Donald Retirement Still A Possibility

    Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald may still call it quits. However, negotiations are ongoing, with the veteran in line to potentially receive a record-breaking extension in the near future. Donald is coming off another monstrous year, finishing last season with 84 total tackles and 12.5 sacks. He also played a significant role in L.A.'s Super Bowl win over the Cincinnati Bengals back in February. Of course, if the 30-year-old returns, which is likely if the money is right, he should continue to receive plenty of attention from IDP managers.

    May 19 · Source via Rams Aaron Donald
  • Giants Make Handful Of Roster Moves

    The Giants made some minor moves to shake up their defense today. The organization signed defensive back Michael Jacquet and waived defensive tackle Antonio Valentino (via Dan Salomone of the team’s website on Twitter). Jacquet went undrafted out of Louisiana in 2020 before catching on with the Eagle. He ended up seeing time in seven […]

    May 19 · Pro Football Rumors Giants Michael Jacquet
  • T.Y. Hilton Drawing Interest From Teams

    Free-agent wide receiver T.Y. Hilton remains in contact with his former team, the Indianapolis Colts. Yet, he's also drawn interest from a few other clubs around the league, with the Baltimore Ravens rumored to be one of them. The 32-year-old, who has spent his entire career in Indy, has seen a decline in productivity over the years. He had his worst season in 2021, finishing with only 331 yards and three touchdowns off 23 catches while also spending time on injured reserve. Nonetheless, if Hilton can remain healthy, he has a chance to have some decent outings in 2022-23. However, the veteran may benefit even more from a fantasy perspective by signing with the Ravens, primarily since he wouldn't have much competition for snaps. Still, Hilton's best days are likely behind him.

    May 19 · Source via T.Y. Hilton
  • Saquon Barkley Could Catch More Passes In 2022

    The New York Giants have featured a bunch of empty sets and pre-snap motion in their offense during organized team activities this week. A healthy running back Saquon Barkley is expected to catch a lot of passes this year from quarterback Daniel Jones, who has been getting the ball out quickly in head coach Brian Daboll's new offense. Barkley was lined up in the slot on one play with Matt Breida in the backfield and ran a deep post. The 25-year-old former second overall pick was a Pro Bowler and played a full season in his rookie campaign, but he's been injury prone ever since and will likely fall in 2022 fantasy drafts as a result. There's still plenty of upside if Barkley can stay healthy, though, after he had 593 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 162 carries in 13 games last year. He added 41 receptions for 263 yards and two scores through the air.

    May 19 · Source via Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Ravens P Sam Koch Announces Retirement

    Sam Koch punted for the Ravens for the past 16 seasons, but the team’s longest-tenured player will not stay on in that role. The soon-to-be 40-year-old specialist announced his retirement Thursday (video link). A former sixth-round pick out of Nebraska, Koch has been with the Ravens since Brian Billick‘s tenure. He punted in 256 games […]

    May 19 · Pro Football Rumors Ravens
  • Latest On Antonio Brown

    Free agent wideout Antonio Brown made headlines once again this offseason with an unexpected message related to his playing career. Earlier this week, he tweeted his desire to retire as a member of the Steelers.  As Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes, however, that message wasn’t meant as a request to sign with Pittsburgh now or […]

    May 19 · Pro Football Rumors Antonio Brown
  • Commanders Sign First-Rounder Jahan Dotson

    The Washington Commanders signed first-round wide receiver Jahan Dotson to a four-year, fully guaranteed $15.05 million rookie deal on Wednesday. The deal comes with a fifth-year team option. Dotson was taken with the 16th overall pick of this year's draft and is expected to start opposite Terry McLaurin on the outside in D.C. immediately. The 22-year-old had 183 catches for 2,757 yards and 25 touchdowns in his collegiate career at Penn State. The 5-foot-11, 178-pounder could struggle with physical cornerbacks, but he has enough speed to create separation down the field for new quarterback Carson Wentz. Dotson won't be as attractive as some of the other rookie receivers in dynasty and redraft leagues, but mainly because Wentz has been so inconsistent.

    May 19 · Source via Commanders Jahan Dotson nfl draft
  • Bears Transitioning Into Run-Heavy, Outside Zone Offense

    The Chicago Bears are transitioning into a run-heavy, outside zone offense, and fullback Khari Blasingame is expected to be clearing holes and creating running lanes for running backs David Montgomery and Khalil Herbert. "He's going to be able to do some things for us outside of the traditional fullback role of just being an elite blocker," running backs coach David Walker said of Blasingame. "He's got some skills. He made a great catch out of the scramble drill today and went downfield." It's good news for Montgomery's fantasy outlook heading into the 2022, but Herbert could steal valuable backfield work from him after a strong rookie season. But if the Bears continue to commit to the run Montgomery should also be used heavily.

    May 19 · Source via Bears Khari Blasingame Khalil Herbert David Montgomery
  • Velus Jones Jr. Getting Opportunity At Multiple Spots

    The Chicago Bears have been working rookie wide receiver Velus Jones Jr. at inside and outside receiver during organized team activities. "We've thrown him into the fire pretty quick, put him at two positions immediately," receivers coach Tyke Tolbert said. "Get him to learn it now. Because we want him to learn the whole concept but, specifically, a couple of positions to get him going. The more he can do, the more, obviously, he'll have a chance to play." Getting the ball in the hands of Jones, who will also work as a returner, will be a priority this offseason. Given the fact that Equanimeous St. Brown and Byron Pringle are behind Darnell Mooney on the receiving depth chart, Jones could be given plenty of chances to make things happen with his speed and playmaking abilities in his first NFL season.

    May 19 · Source via Bears Velus Jones nfl draft
  • Justin Fields Looking Good

    Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields ended voluntary minicamp with a poor showing in seven-on-seven drills, but he has been praised by players and coaches during organized team activities this week. "He is ahead of pace," quarterbacks coach Andrew Janocko said. "I think he has really gone to work mentally in the classroom, away from the classroom, what he is doing with his iPad at night, how he studies, how he is ready and prepared the next day, how he comes and approaches every day." Fields' development will be interesting to watch as he learns a new offense under first-time offensive coordinator Luke Getsy. Fields has intriguing dual-threat skills at QB, but even though the Bears added receiver Velus Jones Jr. in the draft, it remains to be seen if Fields can take a big step forward in his second year with a lackluster group of weapons around him.

    May 19 · Source via Bears Justin Fields
  • Morgan Fox Signs With Chargers

    Free-agent defensive end Morgan Fox signed an undisclosed deal with the Los Angeles Chargers on Wednesday, according to his agent, David Canter. Fox will be reuniting with head coach Brandon Staley, who was the defensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams when Cox had a career-high six sacks in 2020. The 27-year-old pass-rusher spent last season with the Carolina Panthers, recording a career-high 34 tackles (16 solo), but he managed just 1.5 sacks in 17 games (nine starts). Fox could bounce back under Staley with the Bolts, though. He has a total of 103 tackles (66 solo), 16 tackles for loss, 24 QB hits, 12 sacks, four forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries in 69 career games (15 starts) in five NFL seasons.

    May 19 · Source via Chargers Morgan Fox
  • Vikings Taking It Slow With Irv Smith Jr.

    The Minnesota Vikings coaching staff was transparent early this offseason that they'd be taking it slow with tight end Irv Smith Jr. (knee). However, Smith did look agile during his drills off to the side during organized team activities and was running routes almost at full speed. He is working his way back from a torn meniscus that kept him out for all of last season. It sounds like Smith is close to 100 percent, so he should be full-go at training camp this summer. Now that Tyler Conklin is out of town, the 23-year-old should be Minnesota's unquestioned No. 1 pass-catching tight end, which will make him an attractive sleeper selection at the position in an offense that is expected to become more pass-happy under new head coach Kevin O'Connell.

    May 19 · Source via Vikings Irv Smith Jr.
  • Tyler Higbee Taking His Time With Rehab

    Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee (knee), who did have surgery on his knee, said he's in a good place now and is progressing in his rehab. Higbee was able to start on-field work a couple of weeks ago, but the Rams won't rush him to get back to full speed at this time of the year. The 29-year-old suffered a sprained MCL in the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers and wasn't able to play in the Super Bowl against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Rams are being smart with him right now, and he should be good to go by Week 1, barring any setbacks. Higbee finished last year with 61 receptions on 85 targets for 560 yards and five touchdowns and should once again be a low-end TE1 for fantasy managers in 2022.

    May 19 · Source via Rams Tyler Higbee
  • Commanders Preparing Extension For Terry McLaurin?

    With one major domino having already fallen this offseason with respect to extension-eligible receivers, another could be soon to follow. The Commanders have positioned themselves in a way that makes a second contract for Terry McLaurin a distinct possibility.  [RELATED: Commanders To Sign First Round WR Dotson] As detailed by ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Washington “spent mildly in […]

    May 19 · Pro Football Rumors Commanders Terry McLaurin
  • Parris Campbell Fully Participating In OTAs

    Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Parris Campbell (foot) said he feels great and hasn't had any physical limitations this offseason. He is fully participating in all team drills during organized team activities. Campbell had foot surgery in the middle of last season and played in just six games, recording 10 receptions for 162 yards and one touchdown on 20 targets for the Colts. The 24-year-old has played in a total of 15 games in his three NFL seasons and hasn't been able to shake the injury bug. He still has a lot to prove and will have to earn a starting role, especially after the Colts drafted rookie pass-catcher Alec Pierce in the second round.

    May 19 · Source via Colts Parris Campbell
  • 49ers great Roger Craig part of football family molding Jets rookie Breece Hall

    Hall has an edge other rookies don't: He grew up in a family of running backs and gets advice from the likes of a three-time Super Bowl champ in Craig.

    May 19 · ESPN Jets Breece Hall
  • Is bigger better? Falcons continue to bring in tall pass-catchers

    Atlanta measures up in the height department after adding Drake London, Bryan Edwards and Auden Tate.

    May 19 · ESPN Falcons Bryan Edwards Drake London Auden Tate
  • Lamar Jackson Still Not Close To A New Deal

    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson remains in limbo regarding a new deal. The former MVP, who's slated to make over $23 million this year, may delay signing a new contract to receive a heftier salary down the line. If that's the case, Baltimore is then expected to utilize the franchise tag over the following season or two to keep him on the roster. Jackson's productivity declined during 2021, and he finished by racking up 2,882 passing yards, 767 rushing yards, 18 total touchdowns, and a career-high 13 interceptions. He did miss some time due to injury, so as long as he can remain healthy, he has the potential to run his way back into fantasy prominence, even without Marquise Brown on the roster. Nevertheless, more is likely to come surrounding this situation, although it shouldn't keep him from suiting up during the 2022-23 campaign.

    May 18 · Source via Ravens Lamar Jackson
  • Latest On Rams DL Aaron Donald

    Aaron Donald‘s next contract with the Rams could be more than just a raise. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Donald’s next deal will likely be an extension. The three-time Defensive Player of the Year has three years remaining on his current deal, which he signed in 2018 following a holdout one year earlier. While Donald’s […]

    May 18 · Pro Football Rumors Rams Aaron Donald
  • Minkah Fitzpatrick May Not Receive Extension Anytime Soon

    Pittsburgh Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick has proven to be one of the most potent defensive backs in the league. Unsurprisingly, the 25-year-old is coming off another productive season, finishing 2021 with a career-high 124 total tackles (84 solo) along with two interceptions. Yet, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, the organization "won't be rushed into a deal." Granted, that doesn't mean he won't receive one, although the Steelers may continue to play it cool over the next few months before making an offer. Nonetheless, this situation could spill into the Summer, and with Pittsburgh notorious for not negotiating during the season, a holdout may be possible. Fitzpatrick has been one of the best IDP options, so as long the contract situation doesn't keep him off the field, he should remain an elite fantasy asset.

    May 18 · Source via Steelers Minkah Fitzpatrick
  • Chargers Sign DL Morgan Fox

    The Chargers have added to their defensive line. According to Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com (on Twitter), the Chargers have signed defensive end Morgan Fox. Fox went undrafted out of CSU-Pueblo before catching on with the Rams. He ended up spending five seasons with the organization, seeing time in 52 games. After missing the 2018 campaign […]

    May 18 · Pro Football Rumors Chargers Morgan Fox
  • Titans Considering Derrick Henry Extension?

    Derrick Henry is coming off his first significant injury as a pro, having missed nine regular-season games before returning for the Titans’ divisional-round tilt. But the two-time rushing champion had amassed a staggering lead on the rest of the NFL at the time he suffered the foot ailment; he still finished ninth in rushing last […]

    May 18 · Pro Football Rumors Titans Derrick Henry
  • Giants Sign Jalyn Holmes, Maurice Canady

    Restrained in their approach to bolstering their edge rush for a few years, the Giants certainly changed that strategy this year via their Kayvon Thibodeaux pick. The team added another piece to its Thibodeaux-fronted edge mix Wednesday. Former Vikings defensive end Jalyn Holmes signed with the Giants, who also added three more defenders. That includes […]

    May 18 · Pro Football Rumors Giants Maurice Canady Jalyn Holmes
  • Browns Submit Offer To TE David Njoku

    David Njoku finds himself in an interesting position. The Browns hit the former first-round pick with the franchise tag, despite the veteran tight end’s history of inconsistent production. Njoku now has an offer to consider, but he is also set to play with a three-time Pro Bowl quarterback this season. This year’s tight end franchise […]

    May 18 · Pro Football Rumors Browns David Njoku
  • Commanders To Sign Rookie WR Jahan Dotson

    Another Day 1 wideout from last month’s draft is set to officially join the league. The Commanders are signing Jahan Dotson to his rookie deal (Twitter link via Nicki Jhabvala of the Washington Post).  As the No. 16 pick, Dotson’s contract will be worth just over $15MM. The Penn State product had a four-year college career, which […]

    May 18 · Pro Football Rumors Commanders Jahan Dotson nfl draft
  • Jets Reach Agreement With First-Rounder Garrett Wilson

    The New York Jets reached an agreement with first-round wide receiver Garrett Wilson on a four-year, fully guaranteed $20.55 million deal on Wednesday, according to a source. The Jets now have all three of their first-round picks under contract. Wilson went 10th overall to the Jets in this year's draft after recording 143 catches for 2,213 yards and 23 touchdowns in his time in Ohio State on 207 targets. The 21-year-old could struggle against more physical cornerbacks at the next level, but his athleticism and elite speed cannot be ignored. The Jets are hoping that Wilson can be a big-play threat immediately for second-year quarterback Zach Wilson. The rookie wideout has plenty of upside, but he could be inconsistent in his first NFL season while fighting for targets alongside Elijah Moore, Corey Davis and Braxton Berrios.

    May 18 · Source via Jets Garrett Wilson nfl draft
  • James Bradberry Agrees With Eagles

    Former New York Giants Pro Bowl cornerback James Bradberry agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Eagles on a one-year deal for $10 million on Wednesday, according to sources. It's a big-time post-draft addition for the Eagles secondary, and Bradberry will stay in the NFC East in 2022. The New York Giants released the 28-year-old just over a week ago, and it predictably didn't take the Pro Bowler long to find a new home. The Eagles didn't address cornerback in the draft, so Bradberry is a much-needed addition to the position. In his two seasons with New York, Bradberry had 81 solo tackles, seven interceptions, 35 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in 32 games (31 starts).

    May 18 · Source via Eagles Giants James Bradberry
  • Bengals Agree With First-Rounder Daxton Hill

    The Cincinnati Bengals agreed to terms with first-round Michigan defensive back Daxton Hill on a four-year, fully guaranteed rookie deal on Wednesday, according to a source. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hill was the 31st overall pick of the first round and mostly played safety in college, but he has the athleticism to play cornerback in the NFL. The 21-year-old could be an immediate upgrade over Eli Apple in the Bengals secondary in 2022 and beyond.

    May 18 · Source via Bengals Daxton Hill nfl draft
  • 49ers Sign Troy Fumagalli

    The San Francisco 49ers signed free-agent tight end Troy Fumagalli to an undisclosed one-year deal on Tuesday and released rookie tight end Garrett Walston in a corresponding move. Fumagalli was the longest-tenured NFL veteran at the team's rookie minicamp last weekend on a tryout basis. The 27-year-old was a fifth-round pick by the Denver Broncos in 2018 out of Wisconsin, and he last played for Denver in 2020, when he had eight receptions on 15 targets for 80 yards and a touchdown in eight games (no starts). He missed all of last season with an undisclosed injury and has just 14 catches for 118 yards and two touchdowns in two NFL seasons. Fumagalli will provide depth behind tight ends George Kittle, Charlie Woerner and Ross Dwelley.

    May 18 · Source via 49ers Troy Fumagalli
  • Dalvin Cook Could Be More Involved In Passing Game

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook could be more involved in the passing game this year, as he lined up in bunch wide receiver sets during organized team activities. "I don't want to just sit up here and tell y'all everything," Cook said. "We've got Green Bay Week 1, so we're gonna wait and see." It could just be something the new coaching staff is tinkering with, or it could be something the Vikings plan on unveiling in a bigger fashion come the regular season. The 26-year-old could be facing a suspension this year, but when he's available, he should be a no-doubt RB1 with even more appeal for fantasy managers in an offense that should be trending more towards the pass under new head coach Kevin O'Connell.

    May 18 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Tarik Cohen Suffers Ruptured Achilles

    An MRI confirmed that free-agent running back Tarik Cohen (Achilles), who hasn't played in the NFL since he tore his ACL in Week 3 of the 2020 season, ruptured his Achilles while live streaming a training session, according to a source. It's a tough break for the 26-year-old, who will most likely miss most, if not all, of the 2022 season. Cohen was a first-team All-Pro and Pro Bowler in 2018 with the Chicago Bears in his second NFL season, and he caught a career-high 79 passes for 456 yards and three touchdowns on 104 targets in 2019, but his career has been derailed by injuries since 2020.

    May 18 · Source via Tarik Cohen
  • Patriots counting on lift at linebacker from 2021 pick Cameron McGrone

    The fifth-rounder, who missed his rookie season because of a torn left ACL, adds youth and speed to the defense.

    May 18 · ESPN Patriots Cameron McGrone
  • Raheem Mostert Expects To Play Week 1

    Miami Dolphins running back Raheem Mostert (knee) is expected to be able to suit up to begin the season. Although, head coach Mike McDaniel mentioned that the organization isn't going to rush it. Mostert suffered a knee injury in September and is still recovering from it. Chase Edmonds figures to be the primary back, but that might not last too long. Myles Gaskin, Sony Michel, and Mostert should be in the mix as well. This sounds like a headache for fantasy managers heading into the season.

    May 17 · Source via Dolphins Raheem Mostert
  • Cardinals Sign Second-Rounder Trey McBride

    Arizona Cardinals tight end Trey McBride has agreed to a four-year contract. It sounds like the second-round is making roughly $6.3 million. McBride finished with 90 receptions, 1,1,21 receiving yards, and one touchdown during his final year at Colorado State. He was expected to have a minor role to start the season, but that has likely change. Superstar wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is suspended to start the upcoming season, so McBride could have a bigger role in the offense. There's a chance that McBride ends up as a decent streaming option.

    May 17 · Source via Cardinals Trey McBride nfl draft
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