Fantasy Football News

  • How Allen Lazard will try to fill the shoes of Davante Adams

    Filling the void won't be up to just one person, but Lazard will be looked upon to take a major step up in production.

    Aug 1 · ESPN Packers Allen Lazard
  • Broncos WR details injury-aided therapy journey

    Broncos wide receiver KJ Hamler says "football brought me back to life," as season-ending knee, hip injuries helped force him to seek out therapy to address additional personal issues.

    Aug 1 · ESPN Broncos KJ Hamler
  • Kyler Murray Tests Positive For COVID-19

    Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said that quarterback Kyler Murray tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday and will be out at least five days. The good news is that Murray is experiencing only mild symptoms, so he should be full-go in training camp practices once he returns in five days. The offseason started off on shaky ground between the Cardinals and the 24-year-old, but they recently came together to agree on a five-year contract extension worth around $230.5 million. Murray will be without receiver DeAndre Hopkins for the first six games of 2022, but the team added Murray's former college teammate, Marquise Brown, who should be able to pick up the slack in the receiving game early in the year. Murray is a top-five fantasy QB1.

    Aug 1 · Source via Cardinals Kyler Murray
  • Patriots' Jonathan Jones, Jabrill Peppers Return To Practice

    After letting J.C. Jackson walk in free agency, a decision consistent with offseason cornerback choices in the recent past, the Patriots will have a transition to make. But the team does return some talent at the position. One of those players made a long-awaited return to work Monday. The Patriots activated Jonathan Jones from their […]

    Aug 1 · Pro Football Rumors Patriots Jonathan Jones Jabrill Peppers
  • Hayden Hurst Impressing Teammates

    The Cincinnati Bengals signed tight end Hayden Hurst to replace C.J. Uzomah, who signed with the New York Jets this offseason. Hurst struggled in 2021, in large part because of the ineptitude of the Falcons offense, producing only 26 receptions for 226 yards and three touchdowns. However, the Bengals offense will be much more potent and should offer Hurst increased opportunity. Bengals safety Michael Thomas described Hurst "as advertised," confirming he is fitting in well in his new offense. The former third-round pick will have a chance to produce a high touchdown total, leading to spike-week performances. This makes him an intriguing option as a late-round tight end that could finish inside the top 12, and an even more valuable pick in best-ball formats.

    Aug 1 · Source via Bengals Hayden Hurst
  • Davis Mills Improving In Training Camp

    Houston Texans quarterback Davis Mills was a pleasant surprise in his rookie season, producing 2,664 passing yards, 16 passing touchdowns and 10 interceptions in only 11 games as a starter. He was also more effective towards the end of the season, appearing more comfortable while finishing with a 3-2 record to end the season. Mills reported he has been using "throw charts" to "focus on the areas he needed work on" to "play faster." Mills is in an interesting spot because the Texans are likely to finish with an early Round 1 draft pick in 2023 and could select a quarterback. They have publicly expressed their commitment to Mills for 2022, though, locking him in as their starter this year. Unfortunately, that likely won't amount to more than a QB20-25 finish in fantasy, making him a target only in superflex or two-quarterback leagues.

    Aug 1 · Source via Texans Davis Mills
  • Curtis Samuel Practicing On The Sidelines

    Washington Commanders wide receiver Curtis Samuel struggled with injuries last season, limiting him to only five games played. Samuel, who has familiarity with head coach Ron Rivera from their time together in Carolina, was seen working on the sideline in practice on Monday. When asked about it, Rivera stated he "had some chances to look at him" and has "some concern about football conditioning." This will allow rookie receiver Jahan Dotson, who the Commanders drafted 16th overall, even more opportunity to gain chemistry with quarterback Carson Wentz. This could also open the door for Dotson to lock down the No. 2 receiver role behind Terry McLaurin. This makes Samuel a difficult player to trust in fantasy drafts, and he's someone to stay away from until we are assured he's healthy.

    Aug 1 · Source via Commanders Curtis Samuel
  • Gus Edwards Could Miss "Chunk Of Time"

    Baltimore Ravens running back Gus Edwards (knee) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list prior to training camp, leaving question marks about his status for Week 1. When providing an update about the Ravens backfield, Jamison Hensley of ESPN described teammate J.K. Dobbins (knee) as expected to be ready for Week 1 but Edwards as further behind in his recovery, noting he could miss a "chunk of time" to start the season. Edwards already finds himself in a difficult situation, competing for carries with Dobbins in an offense that does not typically pass to their running backs. Additionally, they recently brought in veteran running back Mike Davis and drafted sixth-round rookie Tyler Badie. It continues to look like Edwards will not be ready for the start of the season, and he may need to earn back his role when he returns if Davis or Badie are productive while he is sidelined.

    Aug 1 · Source via Ravens Gus Edwards
  • Devin Duvernay Suffers Thigh Bruise

    Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Devin Duvernay (thigh) reportedly suffered a thigh bruise, but it is not believed to be a major concern. Head coach John Harbaugh described it as "nothing serious," stating, "He could have come back; I just said, No, not tonight." Duvernay and fellow receivers James Proche II and Tylan Wallace are expected to compete for the No. 2 receiver role behind Rashod Bateman. While tight end Mark Andrews will lead the way followed by Bateman, there will be plenty of opportunity available for Duvernay if he can earn the role, which would make him an intriguing late-round target in fantasy drafts.

    Aug 1 · Source via Ravens Devin Duvernay
  • Patriots, P Jake Bailey Agree To Extension

    The Patriots have taken care of an important piece of business with respect to their special teams. New England is extending punter Jake Bailey on a four-year, $13.5MM contract with $6.5MM fully guaranteed, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter (Twitter link).  Bailey, 25, was set to enter the final year of his rookie contract. Now, he will be on […]

    Aug 1 · Pro Football Rumors Patriots
  • Aaron Jones Could See More Targets

    Green Bay Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard will be the team's No. 1 receiver with Davante Adams now in Las Vegas, but that doesn't mean Lazard will see 100-plus targets in 2022. ESPN's Rob Demovsky wouldn't be surprised if running back Aaron Jones gets a bigger share of aerial targets after he ranked second on the team in targets last year with 65. The Packers also want to get AJ Dillon on the field more often, so perhaps the team moves Jones around to get him the ball in space more often. Jones is still a top-10 fantasy RB, but Dillon's emergence might have some fantasy managers hesitant to pull the trigger on Jones. The 27-year-old should be more attractive in PPR formats after finishing the 2021 season as the RB13 with 799 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 171 carries, while adding 52 receptions for 391 yards and six more scores.

    Aug 1 · Source via Packers Aaron Jones
  • Amon-Ra St. Brown Set For Big Second Season?

    The Detroit Lions added wide receiver DJ Chark in free agency and drafted Jameson Williams (knee), but ESPN's Eric Woodyard is betting on Amon-Ra St. Brown leading the team in receiving in 2022, and all signs are pointing to St. Brown enjoying a breakout second season after he set numerous rookie records last year. St. Brown's production went to another level when head coach Dan Campbell gave former tight ends coach Ben Johnson a bigger role in play-calling duties late last year. Johnson is now the offensive coordinator and will find creative ways to get the ball to St. Brown, who led Detroit with 912 receiving yards and had six straight games of eight or more catches. The 22-year-old pass-catcher is a solid WR3 with upside for fantasy managers.

    Aug 1 · Source via Lions Amon-Ra St. Brown
  • Velus Jones Jr. Could See Significant Target Share

    Chicago Bears wide receivers Velus Jones Jr. and Byron Pringle will compete for the No. 2 receiver job behind Darnell Mooney this year, with N'Keal Harry and Equanimeous St. Brown hoping to capitalize on fresh starts to provide consistent production on the outside. The rookie Jones might be inexperienced, but his blazing 4.3-second speed and ability to line up across the formation has him in line for a significant target share as a WR2 in his first NFL season. Fantasy managers shouldn't really be trusting any receiver not named Mooney on the Bears to begin the season, but Jones will be an intriguing dynasty/keeper selection, especially if second-year quarterback Justin Fields can take a step forward.

    Aug 1 · Source via Bears Velus Jones
  • Zack Moss Trending Towards Having A Role

    Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary is in line to get a significant portion of the carries this year, but rookie James Cook and 2020 third-rounder Zack Moss are both trending toward having roles in the offense in 2022. The breakdown of RB touches will be even more difficult to predict this year under new offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey. Singletary should be expected to lead the group this year, and Cook is likely to contribute as both a rusher and receiver. Moss has been looking good early in training camp, and an ankle injury after his rookie season may have led to his disappointing 2021 campaign. Despite the positive reports out of camp for the 24-year-old, he's still currently third on the RB depth chart behind Singletary and Moss and should be avoided in 12-team leagues.

    Aug 1 · Source via Bills Zack Moss
  • 49ers Sign Akeem Spence To One-Year Deal

    The San Francisco 49ers signed free-agent defensive lineman Akeem Spence to an undisclosed one-year deal on Monday. In a corresponding move, the team placed defensive lineman Maurice Hurst (biceps) on Injured Reserve, ending his season after he suffered a torn biceps at the start of training camp that required surgery. Hurst will end the year on IR for the second season in a row. Spence, who was originally a fourth-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2013 out of Illinois, played in just one game for the Washington Commanders last year. The 30-year-old hasn't had a sack since 2018 with the Miami Dolphins and will simply be providing interior defensive line depth with Hurst done for the year.

    Aug 1 · Source via 49ers Maurice Hurst Akeem Spence
  • No Concern Over Chandler Jones

    Las Vegas Raiders linebacker Chandler Jones has now missed the last four training camp practices, but there is no concern or anything to worry about with Jones. The Raiders aren't disclosing any further information about why Jones isn't participating, but it's obviously a personal issue that isn't deemed serious. The 32-year-old is entering his first season with the Black and Silver after recording 10.5 sacks, 41 tackles (31 solo), 12 tackles for loss, 26 QB hits, four passes defensed, six forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in 15 starts for the Arizona Cardinals last year. The four-time Pro Bowler should rejoin the Raiders on the practice field soon.

    Aug 1 · Source via Raiders Chandler Jones
  • Bryan Edwards' Injury Isn't Serious

    Atlanta Falcons head coach Arthur Smith said that the injury that wide receiver Bryan Edwards (shoulder) suffered in Saturday's training camp practice isn't serious. "It's nothing that's considered long term. We'll take it day by day," Smith said. Edwards wasn't seen with the other receivers at the start of practice on Monday and he might miss another couple of days, but he should be just fine for the start of the regular season. After a disappointing 2021 campaign with the Las Vegas Raiders, the 23-year-old has the chance to be Atlanta's No. 2 wideout behind rookie first-rounder Drake London. However, that role isn't likely to be a very fruitful one on a weekly basis in fantasy with quarterback Marcus Mariota throwing him the pigskin.

    Aug 1 · Source via Falcons Bryan Edwards
  • Patrick Mahomes Tweaks His Ankle Monday

    Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (ankle) tweaked his ankle during the last play of the 11-on-11 portion of training camp practice on Monday. He hobbled to the sideline and was helped to the white medical tent by a trainer. Mahomes emerged from the tent shortly after with a re-taped ankle and went back to the sidelines with his helmet. "Yeah, he got stepped on," head coach Andy Reid said. "He's OK. He's alright. An offensive lineman got pushed back into him." Mahomes took part in individual QB drills before practice ended, and it's likely that he'll return to practice on Tuesday with his left ankle taped up. The 26-year-old star signal-caller should be fine moving forward. Although he lost All-Pro receiver Tyreek Hill in the offseason, Mahomes remains an elite QB1 target in fantasy.

    Aug 1 · Source via Chiefs Patrick Mahomes
  • Deshaun Watson Settles Three Of Remaining Four Civil Suits

    Before today’s announcement of the suspension Deshaun Watson will be facing (pending any potential NFL appeal), there was another important development in his legal situation. The number of civil suits he faces continues to drop, and now sits at one.  [RELATED: Watson Suspended Six Games] The embattled Browns QB has reached settlement agreements with three of the […]

    Aug 1 · Pro Football Rumors Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Tyler Higbee Practicing At Training Camp

    Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee (knee) is taking part in training camp practices after missing the Super Bowl win over the Cincinnati Bengals with an MCL injury. Barring any setbacks this summer, Higbee will return as the team's top pass-catching tight end after going for 61 catches (85 targets), 560 yards and a career-high-tying five touchdowns in 15 regular season starts in his sixth season with the Rams in 2021. Although new receiver Allen Robinson II will take valuable targets away from Higbee, he should remain fantasy relevant as a high-end TE2 with streaming value, depending on the matchups.

    Aug 1 · Source via Rams Tyler Higbee
  • KJ Hamler Expected To Come Off PUP List Monday

    Denver Broncos wide receiver KJ Hamler (knee, hip) is expected to come off the Physically Unable to Perform list on Monday, according to a league source. Hamler has rebounded from ACL and hip surgeries better than expected, and the Broncos will get their speedy deep threat back in training camp. Denver's offense is crowded at receiver with Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy and Tim Patrick, but when healthy, Hamler might be the team's best deep threat for a quarterback (Russell Wilson) who is extremely effective at delivering deep bombs down the field. Most fantasy managers in standard-sized leagues will pass on Hamler on draft day, and while he'll probably be inconsistent in his weekly production, he could have some big games as well.

    Aug 1 · Source via Broncos KJ Hamler
  • George Pickens Looking Good Early On

    Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver George Pickens has been impressive early in training camp. He turned an out pattern from quarterback Mitch Trubisky on the second play of team drills on Friday and turned it into a nearly 40-yard gain before being wrestled to the ground. Pickens showed the ability to get out of his cut and turn it upfield, which contradicted many critics who have said that he isn't the best route-runner. The 21-year-old second-rounder could make some noise in Pittsburgh's offense in his first NFL season behind Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool. Rookie Calvin Austin III has also looked good early on this summer. Pickens probably shouldn't be on the radar in standard-sized fantasy leagues, but he's an intriguing selection in dynasty/keeper leagues.

    Aug 1 · Source via Steelers George Pickens
  • Kenny Pickett Off To A Rough Start

    Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett had a rough first three days of training camp last week. The first-round pick has been erratic and inconsistent throwing the football, and he has taken all of his repetitions with the third-team offense so far. It has some believing it will be impossible for him to improve quickly enough to be the Week 1 starter, especially if Mitch Trubisky keeps progressing. Pickett has been running for his life behind the third-string offensive line. When Pickett did have time to throw on Friday, his receivers didn't really help him out. The starting QB gig is Trubisky's to lose at this point, and although Pickett could see some starts later in the year depending on how Trubisky plays, it's unrealistic to expect him to start early on in 2022.

    Aug 1 · Source via Steelers Kenny Pickett
  • Bryan Edwards Not At Practice Monday

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Bryan Edwards (arm) isn't among the team's receivers early on at practice on Monday after he "fell on his shoulder" during Saturday's training camp practice, according to general manager Terry Fontenot. The Falcons haven't had an update on the seriousness of Edwards' injury, so for now he should be considered day-to-day. In his first year in Atlanta, the 23-year-old is expected to be the team's No. 2 receiver behind first-round rookie Drake London in an offense led by quarterback Marcus Mariota. However, Edwards' chances of seeing significant targets could take a hit early in the season if his arm injury forces him to miss substantial practice time in training camp.

    Aug 1 · Source via Falcons Bryan Edwards
  • Panthers Activate Jaycee Horn From PUP List

    The Carolina Panthers activated cornerback Jaycee Horn (foot) from the Physically Unable to Perform list on Monday after he dealt with some foot soreness. Horn will be eased back into practices at training camp. The 22-year-old broke his foot in Week 3 of last year and missed the remainder of his rookie season, but barring any further setbacks, he has plenty of time to get ready for Week 1. In just three games in 2021, the eighth overall pick of last year's draft had five tackles (three solo), an interception and one pass defensed. A full season from Horn would be great news for Carolina's secondary.

    Aug 1 · Source via Panthers Jaycee Horn
  • Giants Waiting To See More From Kenny Golladay

    The New York Giants are waiting to see more from wide receiver Kenny Golladay, who isn't separating from defensive backs well early in training camp. NBC Sports' Peter King writes that the Giants' signing of Golladay for $18 million a year looks like a disaster. Instead, rookie Wan'Dale Robinson has stood out in camp because of his versatility and confidence, and he could earn the starting slot job right away. Thursday will mark 22 months since the last touchdown scored by Golladay. The 28-year-old finished with 37 catches on 76 targets for 521 yards and no scores in 14 games last year. The Giants are hoping a new offense under head coach Brian Daboll and a healthy Daniel Jones will help Golladay bounce back, but fantasy managers should be treating him as a WR4/5.

    Aug 1 · Source via Giants Kenny Golladay
  • Orlando Brown Jr. Reporting To Camp Monday

    Kansas City Chiefs left tackle Orlando Brown Jr. will report to training camp on Monday and will play the 2022 season on the franchise tag. Sources close to Brown say he's in the best shape of his life and knows how important the first five days of padded practice are for him, the team and head coach Andy Reid. The 26-year-old's holdout in training camp will end, which is great news for quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the entire Chiefs offense as they prepare for the 2022 season. The former third-rounder has made the Pro Bowl each of the last three seasons and was a stabilizing force on Mahomes' blind side in his first year in KC in 2021.

    Aug 1 · Source via Chiefs Patrick Mahomes
  • Deshaun Watson Suspended Six Games

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson has been suspended six games for violating the personal conduct policy. He will miss the first six weeks of the season and make his Browns debut in Week 7 against the Baltimore Ravens. NFL's disciplinary officer, Judge Sue L. Robinson, officially decided Monday for Watson's six-game suspension. The Browns play the Panthers, Jets, Steelers, Falcons, Chargers, and Patriots during the season's first six weeks. Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt, David Njoku, and Amari Cooper's fantasy value takes a minor hit with Jacoby Brissett under center in the early part of the season. With Brissett as the team's starting quarterback, expect the Browns to lean heavily on the run before Watson is eligible to return. Fantasy managers can draft Watson as a mid-range QB2 in upcoming drafts, while Brissett becomes an option in Superflex league formats while the former Houston Texan is suspended.

    Aug 1 · Source via Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Deshaun Watson Ruling To Come On Monday

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson may learn his fate on Monday. The league's disciplinary officer, Judge Sue L. Robinson, is anticipated to reach a decision on the case after giving the NFL and NFL Players Association time to settle. However, with nothing of the sort expected, Robinson will be the deciding factor in this ordeal. Cleveland is expecting an eight-game suspension, with experts predicting that a two to eight-game hiatus is possible. Yet, there's also a chance Watson won't miss any time, which would automatically increase his fantasy stock. Guys like Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt, David Njoku, and Amari Cooper would also likely benefit, especially since managers would feel more comfortable with Watson under center instead of Jacoby Brissett, who is expected to start if the former Texan misses games during the 2022-23 campaign.

    Jul 31 · Source via Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Deebo Samuel Agrees To Extension With 49ers

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel agreed to a three-year, $73.5 million extension, including $58.1 million in guarantees. The 26-year-old was a top fantasy producer last season, accumulating 1,405 yards and six touchdowns off 77 catches (121 targets). He also got some work out of the backfield, rushing for 365 yards off 59 attempts while adding eight more trips to the end zone. It was a roller coaster offseason for Samuel, who was expected to be moved after requesting a trade. However, he will stay with the Niners, which is good news for the developing Trey Lance. Nonetheless, although Samuel will remain a sought-after fantasy option heading into the 2022-23 campaign, he reportedly expressed a desire to see less work as a running back. As a result, the former Gamecock may see a dip in production, especially if Lance doesn't significantly improve upon his 57.7% completion percentage from his rookie year.

    Jul 31 · Source via 49ers Deebo Samuel
  • George Kittle Participating In Training Camp

    The 49ers superstar tight end George Kittle (lower-body) was back on the field practicing, seemingly past the injury concerns he was experiencing earlier in the offseason. Kittle was catching passes from sophomore Trey Lance, in an effort to build chemistry while they prepare to make another playoff run with super bowl aspirations. Kittle was dominant last season, finishing as the TE4, with a career-high six touchdowns, despite missing three games. Health and the transition to Lance continue to present a small worry, making his ADP a bargain in most drafts and an ideal target for 2022.

    Jul 31 · Source via 49ers George Kittle
  • Steelers Quarterback Job Is Mitch Trubisky's To Lose

    The Steelers quarterback battle between Mitch Trubisky and Kenny Pickett seems all but over at this point. Peter King from NBC Sports reported that head coach Mike Tomlin called the job "Mitch's to lose. " While it has been trending in this direction, it seems locked in that Trubisky will begin the season as their starter, especially since Pickett was actually running with the third-team offense behind Mason Rudolph. What's intriguing about Trubisky for fantasy is his rushing upside, as he produced 190+ rushing yards in all four seasons that he started 10 games or more, with a career high of 421 yards in 2018. While he'll be unable to compete with the top players at the position, he will remain a viable option as your second quarterback in superflex or two-quarterback leagues.

    Jul 31 · Source via Steelers Mitchell Trubisky
  • Coach Nick Sirianni Calls Miles Sanders "The Guy"

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders has been receiving a lot of negative news as of late, which began when Sanders himself told fantasy managers not to draft him. This seemingly prompted head coach Nick Sirianni to defend his player. When speaking to the media before practice, Sirianni clarified the report about Sanders working with the second-team offense, stating "It just so happened to be the way the numbers worked a little bit. But Miles was in with the ones as well and Miles is our guy. There is no secret. Miles is our guy, and we like to rotate our backs. But he's the guy." While it will be difficult for Sanders to overcome the impact of the recent reports, he would possess top-30 RB value if he is indeed the lead back for the Eagles run-heavy offense. However, he will need more goal-line opportunities after finishing with zero touchdowns in 2021.

    Jul 31 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Matthew Stafford Resumes Throwing in Training Camp

    The Super Bowl champions have been exercising caution with their star quarterback Matthew Stafford (elbow), keeping him sidelined thus far, at least from completing passes, thus far. That all changed when training camp opened as Stafford has resumed throwing passes, while attempting to establish a connection with newly signed receiver Allen Robinson. Stafford did not report any pain or re-injury and appears on the path to a healthy season. After posting 4,886 yards and 41 touchdowns last season, Stafford will again be an excellent fantasy option at the position, although his limited rushing will keep him outside the top-5. He's likely to finish in the QB8-12 range.

    Jul 31 · Source via Rams Matthew Stafford
  • Drake London Making Immediate Impact in Camp

    The Atlanta Falcons drafted wide receiver Drake London 8th overall in this year's draft, which was the highest for a receiver since Corey Davis in 2017. London was brought in to become a dominant No. 1 alpha in this offense and is already off to a great start. London utilized his size to overpower his teammate in the end zone for a nice touchdown catch, foreshadowing what the Falcons hope will be a regular occurrence in 2022. Although rookie wide receivers historically have taken time to establish themselves, there's been a recent trend of them bursting onto the seen in year one, which is very possible for London this season, making him an intriguing pick in your fantasy draft.

    Jul 31 · Source via Falcons Drake London
  • Tee Higgins Participates In 11-on-11 Drills

    Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins had a fantastic season in 2021, finishing as the WR22, in half-PPR scoring. He also proved he can, in fact, co-exist with superstar receiver Ja'Maar Chase while producing for fantasy. Higgins (shoulder) has been unable to partake in training camp activities thus far but made progress yesterday, getting full clearance and participating in 11-on-11 drills against the scout team. This is promising news for the third-year receiver who figures to be an integral part of the Bengals offense again in 2022 and possesses top-15 upside at the position.

    Jul 31 · Source via Bengals Tee Higgins
  • Latest On DeAndre Hopkins' PED Suspension

    In an offseason filled with headlines at the receiver position in particular, one newsworthy item of a different nature was the six-game suspension handed down to DeAndre Hopkins. The cause of the ban – a prohibited substance being found in his bloodstream – remains a talking point for multiple reasons.  Hopkins was suspended for having Ostarine […]

    Jul 31 · Pro Football Rumors Cardinals DeAndre Hopkins
  • Latest On Aaron Donald's Playing Future

    Among the many moves made this offseason by the Rams was a re-working of Aaron Donald‘s contract. No new years were added to his existing pact, but the future Hall of Famer received a record-setting raise in the process.  That provided more clarity on Donald’s immediate playing future – something which was in question especially after […]

    Jul 31 · Pro Football Rumors Rams Aaron Donald
  • Cade Otton Back At Practice

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie fourth-round tight end Cade Otton (ankle) practiced this week for the first time since he injured his ankle last November. He was held out of organized team activities and minicamp, but he practiced all week with the tight ends and is stoked to be back on the field after eight months away. The addition of veteran Kyle Rudolph lessened the need for Otton to make a big impact in his first NFL season, but he'll rotate in with Rudolph and Cameron Brate and will play on special teams. As the No. 3 tight end entering the 2022 season, the 23-year-old can be ignored in single-year fantasy leagues, but he'll still be worth a look in dynasty/keeper formats as Tampa's future at the position.

    Jul 31 · Source via Buccaneers Cade Otton
  • Browns Unlikely To Re-Sign C J.C. Tretter

    The Browns released center J.C. Tretter in March, and he has lingered on the free agent market ever since, with no concrete reports of interest in his services. However, even if Cleveland was able to re-sign its five-year starter to a team-friendly pact, Mary Kay Cabot of does not envision such a reunion. Per […]

    Jul 31 · Pro Football Rumors Browns
  • Ryan Succop, Jose Borregales Looking Good

    The kicking competition between Tampa Bay Buccaneers kickers Ryan Succop and Jose Borregales will continue throughout the preseason, but both have looked sharp in the first week of training camp. Succop was a perfect 6-for-6 on Wednesday, while Borregales went 7-for-8 on Thursday. Borregales made his first six kicks on Saturday before missing from 51 yards out. "Both of them are healthy, both of them are kicking good right now," head coach Todd Bowles said. "As we get these guys kicking more, we'll see what happens." Succop finished last year as the No. 10 fantasy kicker by making 25 of his 30 field-goal attempts and 56 of his 59 extra-point tries, and whoever wins the job this year should be relevant in fantasy as long as quarterback Tom Brady is still leading this offense.

    Jul 31 · Source via Buccaneers Ryan Succop
  • Russell Gage Impressing Early In Training Camp

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Russell Gage has consistently impressed in the first week of training camp. "Gage has really been the one to stand out. I don't think we've covered him yet," head coach Todd Bowles said Friday. Mike Evans, Chris Godwin (knee), Gage and Jones are set to be the team's top four receivers, but in the battle for the final two receiver jobs on the roster, Tyler Johnson has turned heads this week. The punt and kickoff returner will likely take one of the final receiver jobs, and Jaelon Darden is still the early leader there. Gage had had two touchdowns in practice on Saturday, and although the addition of Jones makes him slightly less appealing in fantasy, he should still be a fine late-round target as he continues to show nice chemistry with quarterback Tom Brady in practices.

    Jul 31 · Source via Buccaneers Russell Gage
  • Miles Sanders Still The Eagles' Starter

    Despite seeing virtually all his practice time with the second-team offense at training camp on Friday, Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders "is our guy," according to head coach Nick Sirianni. Sanders is the 12th leading running back in the NFL over the last three years with 2,439 yards, and his 5.1 yards-per-carry average is second-highest behind Jonathan Taylor. Sirianni said the team rotates their backs to make sure everyone stays in the rotation. Kenneth Gainwell was working with the first team on Friday. Sanders had 912 scrimmage yards on 163 touches in 12 games last year, but he failed to find the end zone, and the Eagles will continue to mix in Gainwell and Boston Scott. Sanders should remain the Eagles' primary backfield option in 2022, and he'll be a low-end RB2.

    Jul 31 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Davion Davis Practices Saturday

    Houston Texans wide receiver Davion Davis (ankle) was practicing with the team in training camp on Saturday after he fractured his left ankle late last year. Davis required surgery on his ankle, but he's back out on the field this summer. The 25-year-old wideout could have a better path to playing time in 2022 after rookie John Metchie III was diagnosed with leukemia, but he still has Brandin Cooks, Nico Collins, Phillip Dorsett, Chris Conley and Chris Moore ahead of him on the depth chart. In two games before his injury last year, Davis caught one of his three targets for 17 yards.

    Jul 31 · Source via Texans Davion Davis
  • Dameon Pierce Impresses Saturday

    Houston Texans rookie running back Dameon Pierce showed good vision while returning kicks and on inside running drills during practice on Saturday at training camp. Pierce also caught several passes from quarterback Davis Mills in 11-on-11 drills, displaying his versatility in the backfield. So far the 22-year-old is looking good, but the Texans want to see more from Pierce when pads go on for the first time in training camp next week. Pierce is set to serve as backfield depth in his first NFL season in 2022 behind veterans Marlon Mack and Rex Burkhead, so he won't have much redraft value initially in fantasy.

    Jul 31 · Source via Texans Dameon Pierce
  • Mike Gesicki Blocking More In Training Camp

    Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki hasn't seen many targets in 11-on-11 work through four training camp practices so far. After seeing more snaps either out wide or in the slot than in a traditional tight end spot in 2021, Gesicki said he was in line on Saturday. The wide-zone scheme is a key component of new head coach Mike McDaniel's offense, so Gesicki will have to prove he's a capable run-blocker, something he hasn't been asked to do much in his four NFL seasons. The 26-year-old will surely have his opportunities to catch passes this year, but receivers Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle are going to soak up a ton of targets in the passing attack. Gesicki should be considered a low-end TE1/high-end TE2 heading into his fifth season.

    Jul 31 · Source via Dolphins Mike Gesicki
  • Van Jefferson To See Specialist For His Knee

    Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Van Jefferson (knee) will visit with a specialist on Monday for a knee issue that has been bothering him in training camp, according to a source. He's been doing maintenance and faces the possibility of missing a few weeks. Jefferson will have more information after his appointment with a specialist, including whether he'll need surgery. The 26-year-old already had a minor knee surgery in the offseason, so this isn't ideal news for him. Jefferson is set to open the year as the No. 3 receiver behind Cooper Kupp and Allen Robinson II, but that's now in jeopardy. If he's not ready to begin the start of the regular season, Ben Skowronek and Tutu Atwell would be battling for snaps as the No. 3.

    Jul 31 · Source via Rams Van Jefferson
  • Reuben Foster Working Out With Seahawks

    Free-agent linebacker Reuben Foster (knee), who is hoping to kick-start his comeback after recovering from a major knee injury, has a workout scheduled with the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, according to a source. Foster hasn't played since 2018, but the former San Francisco 49er and Washington Commander linebacker has had several workouts. The 28-year-old former first-round pick of the Niners in 2017 out of Alabama has only played in two NFL seasons (2017 and 2018) and has racked up 101 tackles (84 solo), 10 tackles for loss and seven QB hits in 16 starts.

    Jul 31 · Source via Seahawks Reuben Foster
  • Cowboys CB Kelvin Joseph Will Not Face Criminal Charges

    July 31: Joseph has been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing in relation to the March shooting, as Gehlken reports. Though he could still face a suspension if the NFL determines that he violated its personal conduct policy, Joseph will be able to focus on carving out a substantial role in the Cowboys’ secondary with a […]

    Jul 31 · Pro Football Rumors Cowboys Kelvin Joseph
  • Aaron Rodgers Happy With His Receivers

    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers seems to be happy with his group of wide receivers in training camp after the team traded away All-Pro Davante Adams in the offseason. "I like the guys that we got," Rodgers said Saturday. "Obviously not having Davante, who took the lion's share of the targets last year and had an incredible season, there's gonna be the same amount of balls and yards and touchdowns to go around. So now it's a matter of who's going to be in those situations to make those plays." Allen Lazard, who finished with eight touchdowns in 2021, is expected to step into the No. 1 role this year. Rookies Christian Watson (knee), currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list, and Romeo Doubs should also have big roles right away.

    Jul 31 · Source via Packers Aaron Rodgers
  • Chase Claypool, Pat Freiermuth Considered Day-To-Day

    Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that wide receiver Chase Claypool (shoulder) and tight end Pat Freiermuth (hamstring) are both day-to-day after they suffered injuries in Friday's training camp practice. The Steelers will be cautious with their two starters early in training camp, and both players should be ready well in time for Week 1. Claypool took a step back in 2021, even with JuJu Smith-Schuster missing most of the season with an injury, and he's likely to remain an inconsistent wideout option given the Steelers less-than-stellar quarterback situation. Freiermuth went well over expectations in his rookie year and should be a nice safety blanket for Mitch Trubisky or whoever the Steelers have under center this year.

    Jul 31 · Source via Steelers Chase Claypool
  • No Timetable For Joe Burrow

    Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor isn't putting a timetable on when quarterback Joe Burrow (appendix) will return to training camp practices after undergoing an appendectomy earlier this week. There don't appear to be any concerns that Burrow will be out for too long, but the Bengals clearly aren't rushing him back onto the field. "I don't have any timetable," Taylor said on Saturday. "We're just trying to give him some privacy, and I'm sure he'll be back in when he's ready." There's a good chance that Burrow will be eased back into work once he returns to the team, but he'll be ready in plenty of time for the start of the regular season. After an immense bounce-back season in his second NFL campaign, Burrow is a strong QB1 target for fantasy managers in 2022.

    Jul 31 · Source via Bengals Joe Burrow
  • Evan Engram Having Uneven Training Camp

    Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Evan Engram has had a rough start to his first training camp with the team. He has gotten a ton of run with the first-team offense and has flashed his talent after the catch when he's in space as a receiver and a runner. However, he's had consistency issues as a pass-catcher in three of five practices so far. Engram has had some egregious drops (one that led to an interception in the red zone). Dropped passes and inconsistency has been Engram's Achilles' heel in his career to this point, so it's concerning that it's still happening with his new team. The 27-year-old is explosive with the ball in his hands, but can quarterback Trevor Lawrence consistently hook up with him in 2022? Fantasy managers should consider Engram a low-end TE2 until further notice.

    Jul 31 · Source via Jaguars Evan Engram
  • Travon Walker Flashes In Saturday's Practice

    Jacksonville Jaguars rookie pass-rusher Travon Walker, the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft, flashed his potential in Saturday's training camp practice. He managed to find his way into the backfield on multiple occasions, whether against the run or pass. Walker quickly disposed of the second-team offensive line and tight ends when given a chance. As a pass-rusher, he showed bend and explosion and recorded a few pressures while at linebacker. In the run game, he was able to reset the line of scrimmage thanks to his length and powerful punch. Walker has done nothing but take first-team repetitions at outside linebacker so far, and the Jaguars aren't forcing him to play multiple roles. It's clear he's going to play early and often in his rookie campaign.

    Jul 31 · Source via Jaguars Travon Walker
  • Travis Etienne Jr. Impressing In Training Camp

    Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne Jr. has arguably been the biggest star of training camp so far, picking up at least one explosive gain in each practice. At this point, he looks like the most dangerous potential weapon the Jaguars have on offense. Concerns about him keeping his trademark speed and explosiveness after a Lisfranc foot injury sidelined him his whole rookie season have mostly been put to bed. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence said the former first-rounder even looks to be in better physical shape than he was during their last year at Clemson. The Jaguars are also moving him around quite bit and is getting the ball in a variety of ways. Even when James Robinson returns in mid-August, Etienne should see plenty of touches, making him a rising RB2 target in fantasy in 2022.

    Jul 31 · Source via Jaguars Travis Etienne
  • Ezekiel Elliott To Be The Focus Of Run Game

    Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on Saturday that running back Ezekiel Elliott "has to be the focus" in the run game this year. "He has to be the focal point" based on his work in the run game and pass game, Jones went on to say. "There is room for (Tony) Pollard while Zeke is in there." Elliott battled through a knee injury last year and Pollard was much more explosive and effective, but the Cowboys will continue to lean on Elliott. The 27-year-old had his fourth 1,000-yard season in 2021 and had 12 total touchdowns, but even if he remains the focal point, Pollard will get his touches, too. Zeke is no longer a slam-dunk RB1 in fantasy, but he should be a solid RB2 target in drafts this fall.

    Jul 31 · Source via Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Derwin James staying engaged with Chargers during his 'hold-in'

    James has the support of his Chargers teammates and coaches as he angles for a contract extension.

    Jul 31 · ESPN Chargers Derwin James
  • Patriots WR DeVante Parker solidifying role with big plays, contested grabs

    The veteran wideout has been effective in the red zone, where he figures to be a big part of the Pats' plans.

    Jul 31 · ESPN Patriots DeVante Parker
  • Falcons Name Marcus Mariota Starting QB

    This will not qualify as particularly surprising news, but the Falcons have named Marcus Mariota their starting quarterback. On the first day of training camp earlier this week, quarterbacks coach Charles London confirmed that Mariota will serve as Atlanta’s QB1, while third-round rookie Desmond Ridder will begin his pro career as Mariota’s backup. “Obviously, we've […]

    Jul 31 · Pro Football Rumors Falcons Marcus Mariota
  • Jerick McKinnon Had Offseason Surgery

    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon (sports hernia) underwent surgery during the offseason. While the 30-year-old wasn't the most impactful fantasy option with the Chiefs last season, he continues to play a pivotal role on the roster, mainly considering the health history of Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Managers should currently treat McKinnon as an insurance policy. However, his ceiling could increase if CEH succumbs to another ailment in 2022-23. Still, even if that happens, McKinnon will need to battle Ronald Jones II, Derrick Gore, and rookie Isiah Pacheco for touches.

    Jul 30 · Source via Chiefs Jerick McKinnon
  • Isaiah Weston Carted Off Field On Saturday

    Cleveland Browns wide receiver Isaiah Weston (knee) was carted off the field during training camp on Saturday. While the exact nature of the knee injury isn't known, it's not good news for the undrafted rookie. Nonetheless, with the Browns already dealing with the absences of Anthony Schwartz (knee) and David Bell (foot), Weston may be in line for an increased role moving ahead. However, if the ailment is severe, his fantasy stock will drop even lower, if that's possible.

    Jul 30 · Source via Browns Isaiah Weston
  • Kyler Murray Misses Practice On Saturday

    Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (wrist) didn't practice on Saturday. The Arizona Republic reported the 24-year-old experienced wrist discomfort after Friday's session. However, head coach Kliff Kingsbury attempted to extinguish any speculation by blaming Murray's absence on the amount he's been throwing as of late. Nonetheless, while the ailment may not be anything serious, it's still worth monitoring moving ahead.

    Jul 30 · Source via Cardinals Kyler Murray
  • Giants Rookie Wan'Dale Robinson In Line To Start?

    The Giants have a number of options to choose from at receiver, each of whom is more experienced than Wan'Dale Robinson. The second-round rookie is currently making a case for a starting role right away, however.  As noted by The Athletic’s Dan Duggan (subscription required), Robinson is currently occupying a first-team role in training camp practices. […]

    Jul 30 · Pro Football Rumors Giants Wan'Dale Robinson
  • Latest On Ben Roethlisberger's Final Season, Retirement Decision

    By the time Ben Roethlisberger officially retired, it had long been expected that he would hang up his cleats at the end of the 2021 season. The future Hall of Famer recently spoke about his final campaign, including the relatively lukewarm support he received from inside the organization to remain for one more year.  When speaking to […]

    Jul 30 · Pro Football Rumors Steelers Ben Roethlisberger
  • Elijah Moore More Comfortable Heading Into Second Season

    New York Jets second-year wide receiver Elijah Moore, who led the team in receiving yards (538) in his rookie campaign despite playing in only 11 games, said he's way more comfortable heading into the 2022 season. "I had to go experience it," Moore said. "It was my first time going to do it. Seeing this look. Understanding the speed. I feel like as time went on, just like you did with Zach [Wilson], you get more comfortable. So now just hearing it over again, it's more like clockwork. I'm just grateful for that." Quarterback Zach Wilson should take a step forward in his second season, and the Jets added first-round wideout Garrett Wilson to a passing attack that should be more explosive. With Moore being Wilson's go-to target in 2021, he should enter fall drafts as a solid WR3 target in fantasy.

    Jul 30 · Source via Jets Elijah Moore
  • Zach Wilson Inconsistent Early In Training Camp

    New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson looked more comfortable dealing with pressure from the defensive line at training camp practice on Friday than he did the day prior, but two of his three incompletions on the day were interceptions. It wasn't all bad, though, as Wilson showed improvement in the red zone and threw an impressive touchdown pass to receiver Corey Davis. Wilson's final interception was a bad one and looked to be a miscommunication, but he ended practice with two touchdown passes -- one to rookie Garrett Wilson and the other to Davis. The 22-year-old signal-caller will be expected to decrease his turnovers in Year 2, and he has plenty of offensive weapons to take a leap forward in his sophomore season. But until we actually see it in the regular season, he'll be a low-end QB2 in fantasy.

    Jul 30 · Source via Jets Zach Wilson
  • Bryan Edwards Injures Arm Saturday

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Bryan Edwards (arm) suffered an injury during 11-on-11 drills at training camp practice on Saturday and got up holding his right arm before leaving for the locker room to be looked at by doctors. Head coach Arthur Smith said he doesn't think the injury is serious, but the Falcons will know more after they run some tests. For now, we should consider the 23-year-old day-to-day. Edwards has been working with the starters in camp opposite first-round rookie Drake London as the No. 2 wideout for the Falcons. He was a disappointment in his second NFL season with the Las Vegas Raiders in 2021, catching 34 passes for 571 yards and three touchdowns in 16 games (12 starts). In an offense run by quarterback Marcus Mariota, Edwards won't have a ton of fantasy upside.

    Jul 30 · Source via Falcons Bryan Edwards
  • Derek Wolfe Hangs Up His Cleats

    Free-agent defensive end Derek Wolfe has officially announced his retirement from professional football after 10 successful years in the league. Wolfe was originally the 36th overall pick by the Denver Broncos in the 2012 draft out of the University of Cincinnati, and he recorded 40 tackles (nine for loss) and six sacks in his rookie season. In his eight seasons in Denver, Wolfe was a key player along their defensive line during their stretch of Super Bowl contention. He won Super Bowl 50 over the Carolina Panthers and was part of one of the best defenses of all time during that season. The 32-year-old never appeared in fewer than 11 games, but he battled injuries towards the end of his Broncos tenure and was on Injured Reserve in 2017 and 2019.

    Jul 30 · Source via Derek Wolfe
  • Lions To Monitor D'Andre Swift's Camp Usage

    Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell told reporters on Friday that the team will be "smart with" starting running back D'Andre Swift and will monitor his usage in training camp to make sure he's healthy enough through the regular season. Swift has missed at least three games in both of his NFL seasons so far, but he reportedly bulked up in the offseason in order to give him a better shot at staying healthy throughout the season. When healthy, though, the 23-year-old has been solid for the Lions, rushing for 1,138 yards and 13 touchdowns on 265 carries (4.3 yards per tote) in his two seasons. He's also added 108 receptions for 809 yards and four more TDs on 135 targets. Even though some may consider him injury-prone, Swift is an easy top-10 fantasy RB entering his third year.

    Jul 30 · Source via Lions D'Andre Swift
  • Micah Hyde Suffers Hip Injury

    Buffalo Bills safety Micah Hyde (hip, glute) suffered an injury in Friday's training camp practice, according to the team. Hyde is still being evaluated, but the injury is considered relatively minor. Head coach Sean McDermott labeled Hyde day-to-day on Saturday, so hopefully he won't be out of practice for too long. The 31-year-old was carted to the locker room on Friday, but thankfully it didn't turn out to be too serious. This early in training camp, the Bills will take it easy on Hyde, who is an important part of their secondary. In 17 regular season starts in 2021, he had 74 tackles (53 solo), four tackles for loss, a career-high-tying five interceptions (one for a touchdown), 10 passes defensed, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and one sack.

    Jul 30 · Source via Bills Micah Hyde
  • Maurice Hurst Likely Done For The Season

    San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Maurice Hurst (biceps) tore his biceps muscle in Friday's training camp practice, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan. Hurst will likely miss all of the 2022 season as a result. It hasn't been a good start to training camp for the 49ers defense, as Dre Greenlaw (hamstring) and Arik Armstead (knee) have also been sidelined with injuries. Hurst played in just two games for San Francisco last year while dealing with ankle and calf injuries, and now he'll miss all of 2022 after signing a one-year deal. The 27-year-old was expected to compete for rotational snaps on the interior of the team's defensive line this year.

    Jul 30 · Source via 49ers Maurice Hurst
  • Jalen Reagor Battling For Roster Spot

    Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni said that wide receiver Jalen Reagor "is battling for a spot" at training camp this summer. Reagor has been working with the second-team offense in training camp practices so far after being a first-round pick in 2020. The 23-year-old hasn't done much to justify a roster spot in his first two seasons, catching only 64 of 111 targets for 695 yards and three touchdowns in 28 games (24 starts). He got bumped even further down the depth chart this offseason when the Eagles traded for No. 1 wideout A.J. Brown. The Eagles also have DeVonta Smith, Quez Watkins, Zach Pascal and Greg Ward, among others, at the position. As of right now, Reagor is off the fantasy radar heading into the 2022 season.

    Jul 30 · Source via Eagles Jalen Reagor
  • Jamison Crowder Listed As Day-To-Day

    Buffalo Bills wide receiver Jamison Crowder (back) is currently sidelined due to soreness in his back, according to head coach Sean McDermott. It's not exactly known the full extent of the injury, but McDermott has used soreness as a reason for multiple players who are sitting out. That being said, fantasy managers shouldn't be too worried about Crowder missing some time. Although, it does hurt in his position battle with Isaiah McKenzie. The two of them are expected to compete for WR3 duties in Buffalo. At this point, there doesn't appear to be a favorite, but McKenzie will continue to gain momentum the longer Crowder is sidelined.

    Jul 30 · Source via Bills Jamison Crowder
  • La'el Collins Has No Timetable

    Cincinnati Bengals right tackle La'el Collins (back) reportedly has no timetable to return from the Non-Football injury list. The 28-year-old said his back flared up on him following organized team activities in the spring. The Bengals signed Collins to a three-year deal worth $30 million this offseason. He was expected to be a key piece to their offensive line for this upcoming season. Offensive line coach Frank Pollack mentioned he'll likely start off slow as he learns a new offensive system. It doesn't sound like the organization is too concerned, but his status is up in the air and he's without a timetable to return.

    Jul 30 · Source via Bengals
  • Saquon Barkley Looks Good In Training Camp

    New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley has reportedly looked good early in training camp. This is a great sign after back-to-back down years for the stud back. Barkley hasn't rushed for 1,000-plus yards since the 2019 campaign, but that could change this season. The Giants have bulked up their offensive line this offseason. Also, Brian Daboll is known for being one of the best offensive minds in the league. The biggest key for Barkley is actually staying on the field. He has played in a total of 15 games over the last two seasons. A healthy Barkley with an improved o-line could bring the former first round pick back to form.

    Jul 30 · Source via Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Wan'Dale Robinson Has Been Impressive In Camp

    New York Giants wide receiver Wan'Dale Robinson has been a highly talked about player lately. He was recently seen taking first team reps, which is a bit surprising. Robinson was taken in a second round by the Giants. The Kentucky standout has reportedly been the star of training camp, according to Peter King. That being said, he is becoming a popular late-round selection in drafts this offseason. It's worth noting that the Giants do have Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney, and Sterling Shepard (Achilles) on their roster. Although, it's uncertain if Shepard is going to be ready by the beginning of the season. That being said, Robinson could start the season in the slot until Shepard is ready.

    Jul 30 · Source via Giants Wan'Dale Robinson
  • Rams Part Ways With Xavier Jones

    Running back Xavier Jones (ankle) was waived by the Rams on Friday. The 24-year-old signed with L.A. as an undrafted free agent in May 2020 and appeared in 13 games that season, mainly as a member of the special teams unit. However, he missed the 2021-22 campaign due to an ankle injury. Jones has a good chance of finding a new home in the near future if he proves he's healthy. Even then, he's a long way away from having any fantasy value.

    Jul 29 · Source via Rams Xavier Jones
  • Trey Ragas Signs With The Rams

    Free-agent running back Trey Ragas inked a deal with the Rams on Friday. The 25-year-old began his career with the Raiders last season as an undrafted rookie, spending time on the active roster and practice squad. Despite the addition, Cam Akers and Darrell Henderson Jr. remain forecasted to receive most of the carries throughout the 2022-23 campaign. As a result, even if Ragas is on the active roster come Week 1, he'll have to contend with rookie Kyren Williams (foot) and Jake Funk for the residual snaps out of the backfield, leaving him without any fantasy value.

    Jul 29 · Source via Rams Trey Ragas
  • Jordan Howard Works Out With Steelers

    Free-agent running back Jordan Howard worked out with the Steelers on Friday. The veteran began his career in Chicago, playing his first three seasons with the Bears and compiling 3,370 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns off nearly 800 carries. However, his production has fizzled after he was traded to Philadelphia ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. Nevertheless, with Najee Harris maintaining a firm grasp on the No. 1 spot on the depth chart, Howard likely won't offer much to fantasy managers if he's fortunate enough to earn a place on the roster this season.

    Jul 29 · Source via Steelers Jordan Howard
  • DE Kerrigan to retire with Commanders on Friday

    The defensive end, who was drafted by Washington in 2011, will sign a one-day contract to retire as a Commander.

    Jul 29 · ESPN Commanders Ryan Kerrigan
  • Marcus Mariota Looking Good In Training Camp

    Although it's early in training camp, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Marcus Mariota has looked good. Unofficially, he's completed all 24 passes he's thrown so far, but a lot of them have been short throws and he was bailed out a few times on Thursday on nice plays from his tight ends. Rookie third-rounder Desmond Ridder also looks to be getting a handle on the offense early on, but he also held onto the ball too long on multiple occasions. The Falcons will roll with Mariota to begin the 2022 season, but this could be a competition to watch all season long. If Mariota is injured or struggles, the Falcons may not hesitate to throw Ridder in there. Given Atlanta's lack of high-end offensive weapons, Mariota is a QB to avoid outside of deep superflex leagues.

    Jul 29 · Source via Falcons Marcus Mariota
  • DeVante Parker An Early Camp Standout

    New England Patriots wide receiver DeVante Parker had one of the plays of the day in training camp practice on Thursday, catching a back-shoulder touchdown pass from quarterback Mac Jones near the left pylon of the end zone with cornerback Jalen Mills in tight coverage. Parker has made an early statement in camp and is showing his red-zone skills with his new team. The former first-rounder had one 1,000-yard season with the Dolphins in 2019, but he played in just 10 games due to injury in 2021 and finished with a disappointing 40-515-2 line. Jakobi Meyers and Kendrick Bourne are likely to do most of the heavy lifting between the 20s, but Parker could emerge as a nice red-zone weapon for Jones in his second season. With better health, Parker should bounce back, but he'll likely be left to the waiver wire in standard 12-team leagues to begin the season.

    Jul 29 · Source via Patriots DeVante Parker
  • Kavon Frazier Announces Retirement

    Free safety Kavon Frazier officially announced his retirement from professional football on Friday on his Twitter account. Frazier spent the 2021 season with the Las Vegas Raiders, but he played in just one game. He also spent time with the Cincinnati Bengals but didn't get into a game. The 27-year-old was originally a sixth-round draft pick by the Dallas Cowboys in 2016 out of Central Michigan, and he spent the first four seasons of his career in Big D. Frazier will finish his six-year NFL career with 73 tackles (50 solo), four tackles for loss, one sack and one forced fumble in 60 games (two starts).

    Jul 29 · Source via Cowboys Kavon Frazier
  • Panthers Sign Duke Dawson

    The Carolina Panthers signed free-agent cornerback Duke Dawson to an undisclosed deal on Friday. The Panthers have some back-end depth issues at the position in training camp, so they will bring the former second-round pick by the New England Patriots in this summer. The 26-year-old spent his only two NFL seasons in 2019 and 2020 with the Denver Broncos, recording just 27 tackles (17 solo), two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in 26 games (four starts).

    Jul 29 · Source via Panthers Duke Dawson
  • Ruling On Deshaun Watson Could Come Early Next Week

    A ruling from NFL disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson on Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson's suspension could come early next week. The Browns have been giving Watson and backup Jacoby Brissett first-team repetitions early in training camp with Watson likely to be handed down a suspension eventually. Whether it's for the entire 2022 season or just a portion of it remains to be seen, but the Browns have been clear that Brissett will be their starter if Watson is suspended. The most likely scenario is an eight-game suspension for Watson, which makes him undraftable in most single-season fantasy formats. If/when Brissett is starting games, expect the Browns to lean heavily on their ground game.

    Jul 29 · Source via Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Giants Host Devontae Booker Friday

    The New York Giants hosted free-agent running back Devontae Booker on a tryout on Friday. Booker was released by the Giants earlier this offseason in a move to save salary cap space, but he ran well for the team in 2021. The 30-year-old had 145 carries for 593 yards (4.1 yards per carry) and two touchdowns on the ground, adding a career-high 40 receptions for 268 yards and another TD through the air in 16 games (four starts). MattBreida is currently the team's top backup behind Saquon Barkley, but the Giants may consider re-signing Booker to provide some extra backfield insurance this year.

    Jul 29 · Source via Giants Devontae Booker
  • Jaguars Cut Andrew Mevis, Sign Elliott Fry

    The Jacksonville Jaguars cut rookie kicker Andrew Mevis and signed veteran kicker Elliott Fry on Friday after Mevis wildly missed three field-goal tries during training camp warmups -- one of his misses hit former Dallas Cowboys head coach Dave Campo. Fry has only appeared in three games in his time with the Bears, Ravens, Panthers, Buccaneers, Falcons, Chiefs, Packers and Bengals. The 27-year-old has made five of his six field goals and five of seven extra points in his two NFL seasons. He went 14-for-14 on field-goal attempts for the Orlando Apollos of the AAF in 2019. Mevis was signed as an undrafted free agent this offseason to compete with Ryan Santoso. Fantasy managers should avoid the kicking situation in Jacksonville.

    Jul 29 · Source via Jaguars Elliott Fry
  • Kenneth Gainwell Works With First-Team Offense

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell was the first-team running back in training camp practice on Friday, with Miles Sanders working with the second team. In addition to using him as a runner, the Eagles had Gainwell split out wide at times. Gainwell, a fifth-round pick last year, finished his rookie season with 68 carries for 291 yards and five touchdowns, adding 33 receptions (50 targets) for 253 yards and another TD. He saw most of his work on passing downs but was very efficient on the ground as well behind Philly's excellent offensive line. The Eagles don't seem to view Sanders, who didn't score at all in 2021, as a true No. 1 back, so it's possible that Gainwell could become the team's primary back. Given how well the Eagles ran the ball last year down the stretch, Gainwell is gaining sleeper status in fantasy.

    Jul 29 · Source via Eagles Kenny Gainwell
  • Matt Ryan, Parris Campbell Showing Strong Connection

    Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Ryan and wide receiver Parris Campbell have shown a strong connection early in training camp practices after they spent plenty of time together away from the team's facilities in the offseason. "When I'm lined up in the slot running those crossers, that's Matt's bread and butter," Campbell said. The 25-year-old has caught 17 of his 19 targets between the numbers on short and intermediate routes for 149 yards in his three NFL seasons. Campbell has been working with the starting offense in two-receiver sets early on as well over rookie Alec Pierce. The early returns look good, but Campbell has only played in 15 games in three seasons due to injuries. Fantasy managers will want to see Campbell produce and stay healthy in the regular season before they add him to their rosters in most leagues.

    Jul 29 · Source via Colts Matt Ryan Parris Campbell
  • Pat Freiermuth Dealing With Hamstring Injury

    Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth (hamstring) is dealing with a hamstring injury at training camp. Freiermuth left Thursday's practice early with some lower body tightness and also sat out Friday with his hamstring issue. It doesn't sound like his injury is very serious, but the Steelers are likely to play it safe with their starting tight end and hold him out for a few days. The 23-year-old exceeded expectations in his rookie season in 2021, going for 60 catches on 79 targets for 497 yards and seven touchdowns in 16 games (nine starts). Even though Pittsburgh's quarterback situation isn't ideal in the wake of Ben Roethlisberger's retirement, Freiermuth should be a nice safety blanket underneath and a solid red-zone target, giving him low-end TE1 fantasy value.

    Jul 29 · Source via Steelers Pat Freiermuth
  • Chase Claypool Injures Shoulder Friday

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool (shoulder) suffered a right shoulder injury in training camp practice on Friday and he's being evaluated to determine the severity, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. The good news is that Tomlin doesn't think Claypool's injury is very serious, so he might not have to miss much practice time. He should be considered day-to-day for now. The 24-year-old didn't take advantage of JuJu Smith-Schuster's injury last year, although quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's decline in his final season probably didn't help Claypool's cause. He has plenty of big-play ability with 11 touchdowns in his first two NFL seasons, but Mitch Trubisky shouldn't inspire a ton of confidence. Claypool should be seen as a WR4/flex for wideout depth in fantasy leagues.

    Jul 29 · Source via Steelers Chase Claypool
  • Cardinals Hope Marquise Brown Will Return Next Week

    Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said that he's hoping wide receiver Marquise Brown (hamstring) will be able to return to practice at training camp sometime next week. Brown opened camp on the Non-Football Injury list with a hamstring injury, but the Cardinals don't expect him to be out for long. That's good news, since the 25-year-old is looking to gain chemistry with quarterback Kyler Murray as the team's No. 1 receiving threat with DeAndre Hopkins set to serve a six-game suspension to open the year. Brown had his first 1,000-yard season and added six touchdowns with the Ravens in 2021, and he should be a stable WR2 for fantasy managers in his new home.

    Jul 29 · Source via Cardinals Marquise Brown
  • Jamal Adams Expected To Wear A Cast During Games

    Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams (finger), who broke a finger during a recent practice when it got stuck in a helmet, is expected to be back practicing with a club and a special cast for games, according to sources. If Adams ultimately requires surgery, which is likely, the plan is for him to go under the knife in the offseason. The 26-year-old has had multiple surgeries on the same finger due to dislocations, but it sounds like he won't have to miss any time to begin the 2022 season. How effective he might be as a tackler will be a different story. The three-time Pro Bowler is routinely one of the first defensive backs off the board in IDP drafts because of his ability to rush the passer and stop the run, but fantasy managers may think twice about adding him to their rosters this year.

    Jul 29 · Source via Seahawks Jamal Adams
  • DK Metcalf Healthy After Foot Surgery

    Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (foot), who had surgery to remove a screw from his foot in January, said his foot is all good now. Metcalf reported to training camp earlier this week but wasn't practicing with the team due to his contract status, but that should change now that he agreed to a three-year, $72 million extension on Thursday. The 24-year-old battled through his foot injury for most of last season and finished with 75 catches for 967 yards and a career-high 12 touchdowns in 17 games in 2021. He remains one of the best and most physical downfield threats in football, but Seattle's quarterback situation is far less than ideal. Metcalf could still be a good source of touchdowns, but he figures to be an inconsistent WR2 with Russell Wilson now gone.

    Jul 29 · Source via Seahawks DK Metcalf
  • Raiders Place OLB Kyler Fackrell On IR

    Kyler Fackrell‘s Raiders time could be shortlived. The team placed the veteran edge rusher on injured reserve Friday, clearing a roster spot for running back addition Austin Walter. The Raiders reached an agreement to add Fackrell in March, adding the former Packers, Giants and Chargers edge on a one-year deal worth $1.19MM. The Raiders guaranteed […]

    Jul 29 · Pro Football Rumors Raiders Kyler Fackrell
  • G J.R. Sweezy To Retire With Seahawks

    3:48pm: This agreement may not be for Sweezy to give it another go in Seattle. Not long after signing K.J. Wright to a ceremonial deal to let him retire as a Seahawk, the organization is doing the same for Sweezy, Brady Henderson of tweets. Part of the draft class that included Bobby Wagner and […]

    Jul 29 · Pro Football Rumors Seahawks
  • Broncos, Ravens DE Wolfe announces retirement

    After 10 seasons in the NFL, defensive end Derek Wolfe has announced his retirement. He spent the first eight seasons of his career with the Broncos and the final two with the Ravens.

    Jul 29 · ESPN Ravens Broncos Derek Wolfe
  • Broncos, Russell Wilson Yet To Begin Extension Talks

    Both the Broncos and Russell Wilson have expressed the obvious desire for a long-term partnership, a scenario introduced by the historic trade package sent to the quarterback’s former team. But the sides are operating methodically here. No negotiations are believed to have taken place yet, Jeff Howe of The Athletic notes (subscription required). Wilson is […]

    Jul 29 · Pro Football Rumors Broncos Russell Wilson
  • Austin Ekeler Doesn't Expect A Smaller Workload

    Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler handled a career-high in touches during the 2021 season, however, the dual-threat back doesn't expect his workload to change much as he enters his sixth season. "As far as my load, maybe it can be altered a little bit, but I don't think it will go down." Ekeler handled the most carries of his career with 206 last season while adding 70 receptions on 94 targets. With rookie Isaiah Spiller added to the mix, there is the chance we could see the rookie handle more of the load as a ball-carrier, while Ekeler sees similar usage to his 2019 season, when he handled just 132 carries and caught 92 passes. Regardless of how he will be used, the 27-year-old should be picked in the first round of fantasy drafts.

    Jul 29 · Source via Chargers Austin Ekeler
  • Ryan Jensen Could Miss A Couple Of Months

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers center Ryan Jensen (knee) is expected to be out for months after suffering a knee injury early on in training camp. However, the team is waiting on the results of the Pro-Bowler's MRI before they will say how long he is expected to be out. Head coach Todd Bowles said "I do know he will miss some significant time, up to a couple of months," and added that "he won't be available anytime soon." Robert Hainsey will be the next man up in Jensen's absence, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Bucs pursue another one of the league's top centers, JC Tretter, who remains a free agent.

    Jul 29 · Source via Buccaneers
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