Fantasy Football News

  • Sam Howell Receives Praise From Eric Bieniemy

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    Washington Commanders offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy was quick to praise quarterback Sam Howell after organized team activities on Thursday. "His demeanor does not change and I will say this: he autocorrects himself as well," Bieniemy said. While Howell will compete with Jacoby Brissett in training camp this summer, the 22-year-old Howell is expected to have the leg up for the starting gig to open the 2023 regular season in D.C. The fifth-round pick last year impressed the coaching staff in last year's season finale against Dallas, and he has an intriguing skill set as a dual threat at the QB position. He certainly has the weapons around him to succeed and be a worthwhile QB2 in superflex leagues if he earns the starting job.

    Jun 1 · Source via Washington Commanders Sam Howell
  • Deshaun Watson Could Be Pining For DeAndre Hopkins

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    It's unknown whether the Cleveland Browns will make an attempt to sign free-agent wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and reunite him with quarterback Deshaun Watson, but Watson has shopped the Browns to Hopkins as a potential landing spot. Watson said, "of course we would love to have him," but that those decisions are made "out of my range." The addition of Hopkins in Cleveland would definitely make Watson a more intriguing low-end QB1 in fantasy, but it would also be bad news for wideouts Amari Cooper, Donovan Peoples-Jones and Elijah Moore. ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reported on Thursday that Hopkins is open-minded about teams league-wide, and he's prepared to be patient. Minicamp could be considered a soft deadline for the 30-year-old to pick a new team, while training camp would be more of a hard deadline.

    Jun 1 · Source via Cleveland Browns Deshaun Watson DeAndre Hopkins
  • Tyrique Stevenson In Line To Start

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    Chicago Bears rookie second-round cornerback Tyrique Stevenson should be in line to start at outside cornerback across from Jaylon Johnson in his first year in the NFL with second-year corner Kyler Gordon moving to the slot full time in 2023. "He uses his length well," cornerbacks coach and pass-game coordinator Jon Hoke said. "He's really, really instinctive. He has a way of getting his hands on a lot of footballs. He does know the game of football. It comes relatively not easy, but he does understand concepts easier than some guys do, so it's been a real plus." Rookie fifth-round corner Terell Smith has also impressed Hoke during organized team activities this week.

    Jun 1 · Source via Chicago Bears Kyler Gordon Jaylon Johnson Terell Smith Tyrique Stevenson
  • Cowboys Discussed Riley Patterson With Jaguars, Still Looking For Kicker

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    In the months since Brett Maher‘s postseason accuracy crisis, the Cowboys have not made a major addition at kicker. Tristan Vizcaino resides as the only one on Dallas’ offseason roster. At least one team kept the Cowboys in mind as it shopped its kicker. The Jaguars contacted the Cowboys when trying to unload Riley Patterson, […]

    Jun 1 · Pro Football Rumors Dallas Cowboys Anders Carlson Mason Crosby Jonathan Garibay Robbie Gould Lirim Hajrullahu Dustin Hopkins Brett Maher Brandon McManus Jake Moody Riley Patterson Chad Ryland Ryan Succop KaVontae Turpin Tristan Vizcaino
  • Khalil Herbert Expects To Be Involved In Committee

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    Despite Chicago Bears running back Khalil Herbert averaging 5.7 yards per carry as the No. 2 behind David Montgomery last year, the Bears signed veterans D'Onta Foreman and Travis Homer and drafted Roschon Johnson. "You know how things go in the NFL now. They're doing things running back by committee," Herbert said. "You need one, two, three really good guys that really carry the rock and there be no drop-off." Herbert said he added five pounds to his core this offseason, but he plans to stay between 215 and 220 pounds for the season. The 25-year-old will mainly battle for early-down carries with Foreman, but Johnson's presence also lowers Herbert's fantasy ceiling. And when you add the rushing prowess of quarterback Justin Fields, Herbert suddenly becomes more of a dicey RB3/flex in fantasy.

    Jun 1 · Source via Chicago Bears Khalil Herbert
  • Justin Fields Putting In The Work

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    Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus said "no one has worked harder than Justin Fields in this offseason," dating back to February. Defensive coordinator Alan Williams is already seeing improvement in Fields' leadership, decision-making and accuracy during organized team activities. The Athletic's Kevin Fishbain said Fields' work leading the offense in a two-minute drill that ended in a touchdown was notable despite it being voluntary OTAs. Offensive coordinator Luke Getsy said in early May that Fields was "light years ahead of where he was" last offseason. The 24-year-old must get better as a passer to take the next step, but he led all QBs in 2022 with 1,143 rushing yards and also scored eight TDs on the ground. If Fields can avoid sacks and become more efficient with his arm, he'll soon be in the elite tier of QB1s in fantasy.

    Jun 1 · Source via Chicago Bears Justin Fields
  • Kyler Gordon To Be Slot Corner In 2023

    As a rookie in 2022 after being the team's top draft pick, Chicago Bears cornerback Kyler Gordon was asked to play both outside and inside cornerback. This year, the plan is for Gordon to be their slot corner. "He's a good blitzer because he's physical, understands the timing, understands how to beat a block," cornerbacks coach and pass-game coordinator Jon Hoke said. "In zone coverage, he understands how to route-match based on what he's got. He understands the concepts that he's being attacked with." The move inside should allow the 23-year-old at more chances for tackles, meaning he could become valuable in fantasy IDP formats after he had 71 tackles (55 solo), three interceptions, six passes defensed, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble in 14 starts last year.

    Jun 1 · Source via Chicago Bears Kyler Gordon
  • C.J. Stroud Impressing At OTAs

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    Houston Texans rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud, the second overall pick in this year's NFL draft, has really impressed the coaching staff at organized team activities this week. Head coach DeMeco Ryans said Stroud has been "eye-opening" and has "seized" first-team snaps on offense over Davis Mills. Stroud is also already looking more comfortable running the offense than he did earlier in the offseason. The Texans are in no rush to name a starting QB for the 2023 season, but at this point, it would probably be a surprise if Stroud didn't open his first NFL season as the starter under center over Mills. The 21-year-old has tons of long-term potential, but with limited proven offensive weapons around him this year, he's unlikely to make much noise in single-year fantasy leagues.

    Jun 1 · Source via Houston Texans C.J. Stroud
  • Rashaad Penny Taking Part In OTAs

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    Philadelphia Eagles running back Rashaad Penny (leg) was seen taking part in organized team activities on Thursday for his new team. The oft-injured Penny played in just five games in his final year with the Seattle Seahawks in 2022 due to a broken fibula. Unless he suffers a setback, Penny should be full-go for training camp this summer and the start of the regular season, but how long that lasts is anyone's guess. Miles Sanders is no longer in Philly, but Penny will battle for touches alongside trade acquisition D'Andre Swift, Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott. When healthy, Penny might have the most fantasy upside of the group, but his extensive injury history makes him extremely volatile to fantasy managers. Still, he won't cost a ton, making him a very intriguing RB3/flex flier for his home run-hitting ability.

    Jun 1 · Source via Philadelphia Eagles Rashaad Penny
  • Tony Pollard Plans To Be Ready For Training Camp

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    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard (ankle) said he's ahead of schedule in his rehab, and his plan is to be ready for the start of training camp at the end of July. Pollard suffered a high-ankle sprain and broken fibula in his left leg in the postseason earlier this year, but he was limited in organized team activities last week and is making great progress in his recovery this offseason. It remains to be seen if he'll be back to full speed for Week 1 of the regular season, but with Ezekiel Elliott out of the picture in Dallas, Pollard will enter the 2023 campaign as the unquestioned lead back for the Cowboys. The 26-year-old isn't in the elite tier of high-end RB1s in fantasy, but he's just below them and should be considered a top-10 RB despite coming off a serious injury.

    Jun 1 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • DeAndre Hopkins Seeking OBJ-Level Deal; Bills GM Contacts Free Agent WR

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    The NFL’s marquee free agent of the moment, DeAndre Hopkins has consistently mentioned the Bills and Chiefs as appealing destinations. But the free agent wide receiver may not be prepared to take a steep discount to play with Patrick Mahomes or Josh Allen. Hopkins is seeking a contract in the neighborhood of the deal Odell […]

    Jun 1 · Pro Football Rumors Buffalo Bills DeAndre Hopkins
  • Jets optimistic on Rodgers' calf, RB Hall's rehab

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    Jets coach Robert Saleh says Aaron Rodgers' strained calf is "fine" and he expects the quarterback to practice fully by next week. Saleh is also bullish on Breece Hall's availability by Week 1.

    Jun 1 · ESPN New York Jets Breece Hall Aaron Rodgers
  • Brock Purdy Resumes Throwing, Remains Frontrunner To Start

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    Brock Purdy did end up beating early post-surgery projections. The second-year quarterback’s previously reported plan to throw this week is a go, and John Lynch said no setbacks emerged after the session. The 49ers will still be, understandably, proceeding cautiously with last year’s third-stringer-turned-starter. But Lynch said during a Sirius XM Radio appearance the team […]

    Jun 1 · Pro Football Rumors San Francisco 49ers Sam Darnold Trey Lance Brock Purdy
  • Latest On Giants' Offensive Line

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    The Giants selecting John Michael Schmitz in Round 2, making the Minnesota product the first pure center drafted this year, points to four positions along their offensive line being solidified. Schmitz earning the starting snapper gig would mean he accompanies Andrew Thomas, Evan Neal and Mark Glowinski on New York’s O-line. With Glowinski stationed at […]

    Jun 1 · Pro Football Rumors New York Giants John Michael Schmitz Andrew Thomas
  • Broncos Sign Tommy Hudson

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    The Denver Broncos signed free-agent tight end Tommy Hudson to an undisclosed deal on Wednesday, according to a source. Hudson spent time with the Tennessee Titans each of the last three years and had three catches for 31 yards in 2021. He was among five veterans who tried out during the team's rookie minicamp a few weeks ago. The 26-year-old will strictly be competing for a roster spot during training camp this summer and will probably be a long shot to make the roster. Denver also let go of running back Jacques Patrick on Wednesday to make room for Hudson. Patrick last played in the XFL this spring and had 115 carries for 443 yards for the San Antonio Brahmas.

    Jun 1 · Source via Denver Broncos Tommy Hudson
  • Christian McCaffrey among veterans to trade in dynasty leagues

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    Stay one step ahead of the competition by pinpointing players who should be moved while they are still desirable.

    Jun 1 · ESPN San Francisco 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Rashawn Slater Is 100 Percent Healthy

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    Los Angeles Chargers left tackle Rashawn Slater (biceps) tore his bicep muscle in Week 3 last year and didn't play again the rest of the season. However, he said his bicep has been "100 percent" healthy for at least the last couple of months. He has been training with personal offensive-line trainer Duke Manyweather alongside teammates Trey Pipkins III and Foster Sarell. With a starting O-line of Slater, Zion Johnson, Corey Linsley, Jamaree Salyer and Pipkins, the Chargers will enter the 2023 season with one of the most solid offensive lines they've had in recent memory. "I just feel like the potential is insane with us," Slater said of the young group. "It's a really cool thing to be a part of." If they can stay healthy all year, they'll be a huge boost for quarterback Justin Herbert and running back Austin Ekeler.

    Jun 1 · Source via Los Angeles Chargers Austin Ekeler Justin Herbert
  • Zion Johnson Moving To Left Guard

    Los Angeles Chargers offensive guard Zion Johnson is moving back to his natural position at left guard this year, and he will now be playing between Rashawn Slater and Corey Linsley. That trio on the left side of the offensive line could turn into a scary weapon for the Chargers as they attempt to improve their rushing attack. "We're building this left side that is going to have some tremendous strength behind it," new offensive coordinator Kellen Moore said. Johnson was the 17th overall pick in last year's draft, and he started all 17 games in his first NFL campaign at right guard. Theoretically, the 23-year-old moving back to his natural position will make him more comfortable and more effective.

    Jun 1 · Source via Los Angeles Chargers
  • David Montgomery's Injury Not Serious

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    Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell said that running back David Montgomery (undisclosed) won't take part in organized team activities on Thursday due to an undisclosed injury that he suffered at practice last week, but his injury isn't considered serious. After four seasons with the Chicago Bears, where he put up 800-plus rushing yards in every season, Montgomery comes to Detroit as the expected primary option on early downs in 2023. The 25-year-old had a total of 155 receptions in his tenure in Chicago as well, but the presence of first-round rookie Jahmyr Gibbs will certainly lower Montgomery's overall fantasy ceiling, especially in PPR leagues. Treat Montgomery as a low-end RB2/high-end RB3 in his first year with the Lions.

    Jun 1 · Source via Detroit Lions David Montgomery
  • Jalen Tolbert Making Second-Year Jump

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    Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said wide receiver Jalen Tolbert is an excellent example of a player making a second-year jump so far this offseason. Tolbert has flashed during some 7-on-7 work during organized team activities. It's nice to hear, but it's still early in the offseason, and players aren't in pads or making contact yet. The 24-year-old former third-rounder had a disappointing rookie campaign, catching just two of three targets for 12 yards in eight games played (one start) for Dallas in 2022. It'll be hard for him not to be better in 2023, but he'll still be opening the year behind CeeDee Lamb, Brandin Cooks and Michael Gallup in the receiving pecking order. Tolbert should only be rostered in dynasty/keeper leagues.

    Jun 1 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Jalen Tolbert
  • Jakeem Grant Sr. Limited In OTAs This Week

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    Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jakeem Grant Sr. (Achilles) was a limited participant in organized team activities on Wednesday after spending the first week of OTAs exclusively with trainers. Grant worked on a side field mostly catching kicks on Wednesday, and his path to returning from a torn Achilles and trying to make the final roster will be via the return game on special teams. The 30-year-old didn't play at all in 2022 because of his injury. He's never really been a threat as a pass-catcher in seven NFL seasons, with his career year coming in 2020 with the Miami Dolphins, when he caught 36 passes for 373 yards and one touchdown in 14 games (four starts). Grant will be well off the fantasy radar come draft season this fall.

    Jun 1 · Source via Cleveland Browns Jakeem Grant
  • Levis has tough practice but won't 'beat myself up'

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    Titans rookie quarterback Will Levis, coming off a tough practice Wednesday, said he's not going to beat himself up as he continues to navigate the transition to the NFL.

    Jun 1 · ESPN Tennessee Titans Will Levis
  • Browns Intent On Feeding Elijah Moore

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    It's clear from organized team activities that the Cleveland Browns are intent on feeding new wide receiver Elijah Moore this year. He was frequently targeted by quarterback Deshaun Watson during practice on Wednesday, mostly on quick passes. Moore has been lining up in different spots and going in motion a lot. It's still unclear on how exactly his role will shake out, but it's clear the Browns want to get him the ball on short passes to let him create with the ball in his hands in space. "(Moore) has great flexibility; inside and outside flexibility," offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt said. The 23-year-old impressed as a rookie with the Jets in 2021, but he fell out of favor last year and was traded to Cleveland, where he has a nice chance to bounce back. Moore is quickly becoming a trendy sleeper target in fantasy drafts this year, especially in PPR leagues.

    Jun 1 · Source via Cleveland Browns Elijah Moore
  • DeAndre Hopkins Interested In Reunion With Texans

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    Free-agent wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who was released by the Arizona Cardinals at the end of last week, said he'd be interested in a reunion with the Houston Texans, the team he began his career with after they took him in the first round in 2013. It's been widely believed that Hopkins is looking to play for a contender -- the Bills and Chiefs are the two teams most mentioned -- so a return to the rebuilding Texans would be a pretty big surprise. The 30-year-old made four Pro Bowls in Houston, and he'd undoubtedly become their top pass-catching target with rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud eventually expected to start in 2023. While Nuk is no longer at his peak physically, he still produced when on the field last year and should be in the mix as at least a WR2 in fantasy this year.

    Jun 1 · Source via Houston Texans DeAndre Hopkins
  • Colts Sign DE Genard Avery

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    The Colts will add some pass-rushing depth, bringing in veteran Genard Avery. The team announced the signing, which will send the sixth-year defender to a fourth team. Avery, who played last season as a Buccaneers backup, will attempt to catch on in Indianapolis after spending 2022 with two teams. The Steelers signed him in March […]

    Jun 1 · Pro Football Rumors Indianapolis Colts Genard Avery
  • Treylon Burks Has Been Ryan Tannehill's Favorite Target

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    Tennessee Titans wide receiver Treylon Burks continues to be quarterback Ryan Tannehill's favorite target at organized team activities. Titans beat writer Jim Wyatt also writes that he hasn't seen Burks drop a ball intended for him yet in the open portions of OTAs. The 23-year-old former first-rounder dealt with conditioning issues last offseason and entered his first regular season in the NFL behind the eight ball in terms of development. The Titans let Robert Woods walk in the offseason and didn't do much to bolster the position, so Burks figures to play a huge role in the team's passing attack in his second year. Even in a run-first offense, fantasy managers should expect a massive increase in targets for Burks, if he can stay healthy.

    Jun 1 · Source via Tennessee Titans Treylon Burks Ryan Tannehill
  • Derrick Henry Has Been Present For OTAs

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    Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry, who has missed organized team activities in the past, has been present for all five of the team's OTAs so far this offseason, and his workload has increased along the way. Henry is working with a new position coach in 2023 after the team hired Justin Outten as their run-game coordinator/RBs coach with former RBs coach Tony Dews now coaching tight ends. The 29-year-old King Henry got off to a slow start in 2022, but he remained the focal point of Tennessee's run-first offense and finished with 1,538 rushing yards and 13 TDs on a league-high 349 carries in 16 regular season starts. All of the mileage on his legs is adding up, but he should remain heavily involved in the Titans offense yet again in 2023. At worst, Henry is a midrange RB1 for fantasy managers.

    Jun 1 · Source via Tennessee Titans Derrick Henry
  • Justyn Ross Improving

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    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Justyn Ross has looked good in offseason workouts and is gaining the trust of quarterback Patrick Mahomes at organized team activities, according to head coach Andy Reid. "Justyn is coming along. He feels good, his foot feels good (and) the surgery that he had worked out well up to this point. He's made some nice plays for us out here. I know Pat's (Mahomes) got trust in him, so that's good to see," Reid said. The 23-year-old's foot injury kept him on Injured Reserve for his entire rookie season in 2022, but he appears to be making up for lost time this offseason. The 6-foot-4, 210-pounder is a big target, but he'll have to earn playing time in 2022 alongside Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Kadarius Toney, Skyy Moore, Richie James and rookie Rashee Rice. For now, he's just a name to watch heading into training camp.

    Jun 1 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Justyn Ross
  • Browns Prioritizing Deep Passing Game

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    Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt said that the team is making improving their deep passing game in 2023 a priority this offseason. The Browns are looking for more explosive plays deep down the field this year, which should be good news for quarterback Deshaun Watson, and wide receivers Marquise Goodwin, Donovan Peoples-Jones, Elijah Moore and Amari Cooper. In 2022, Watson completed only 23.1 percent of passes that traveled 20-plus yards down the field. After a lengthy suspension to begin last season, Watson was pretty inconsistent in his six starts down the stretch, completing a career-low 58.2% of his passes. In Year 2 in Cleveland, he should be more effective. Target him as a low-end QB1 in fantasy drafts.

    Jun 1 · Source via Cleveland Browns Amari Cooper Marquise Goodwin Elijah Moore Donovan Peoples-Jones Deshaun Watson
  • Luke Musgrave Earning First-Team Reps

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    Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said that rookie tight end Luke Musgrave "looks different" than what the team has had in the past at the position. "He is different." LaFleur also said Musgrave is a quick learner and is earning first-team repetitions at organized team activities. "He does have an elite trait in that he can flat fly, and he's a large target." Musgrave has a clear path to starting duties at tight end after being taken in the second round of this year's draft. Fellow rookie Tucker Kraft and Josiah Deguara will also factor in, but it would be an upset if the 22-year-old Musgrave wasn't Green Bay's starter in 2023. He should have plenty of opportunities in his first year in the NFL, but fantasy managers should pump the brakes on Musgrave's fantasy value in redraft leagues.

    Jun 1 · Source via Green Bay Packers Luke Musgrave
  • Terrace Marshall Jr. Could Be Breakout Candidate

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    The Charlotte Observer's Mike Kaye thinks that Carolina Panthers wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. is on the verge of breaking out in 2023. The former second-round pick in 2021 had just 17 receptions for 138 yards in his rookie season, but he improved by catching 28 of 47 targets for 490 yards and his first NFL touchdown in 14 games (nine starts) a year ago. Marshall will have to beat out rookie Jonathan Mingo for a starting spot in 2023, but if he does, Kaye thinks there's a lot of upside in an offense that will be led by first overall pick Bryce Young. After averaging a robust 17.5 yards per reception in his second NFL campaign, Marshall has some intriguing late-round flier potential in deeper fantasy leagues this fall.

    Jun 1 · Source via Carolina Panthers Terrace Marshall
  • Mac Jones Says Offensive Process Has Been Normal

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    New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones seems pleased with the team's offensive process this offseason under new offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien after the offense was a disaster in his second NFL season in 2022. "It's been really good. It's been normal," Jones said. "I think everything he's done so far has been really good." Jones helped teach O'Brien Alabama's playbook upon his arrival in 2021, so the two have history together. With Joe Judge and Matt Patricia running the offense last year, the 24-year-old Jones struggled, completing 65.2% of his passes for 2,997 yards, 14 TDs and 11 picks in 14 starts. There's reason to be optimistic for a bounce-back with O'Brien now in the picture, though, but it doesn't mean Jones should be drafted in standard single-QB fantasy leagues in 2023.

    Jun 1 · Source via New England Patriots Mac Jones
  • 49ers "Incredibly Encouraged" By Brock Purdy's Progress

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    San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch said "the early returns are good" and that the 49ers are "incredibly encouraged" by quarterback Brock Purdy's (elbow) recovery after he had surgery to fix a torn UCL in his right elbow around three months ago. Purdy resumed throwing this week, and the team is hoping he will be ready for training camp and the regular season. In the meantime, Trey Lance has taken the first-team repetitions in offseason practices. Although Purdy seems to be on track in his recovery, Lynch said they will not rush him back to the lineup. There's still a chance he isn't fully cleared to play in Week 1 of the regular season, but when he's got the green light, Purdy will be San Fran's starter under center in 2023 after he thoroughly impressed in his rookie season in 2022.

    Jun 1 · Source via San Francisco 49ers Brock Purdy
  • Who needs work-life balance? Not Raiders' Pro Bowl pass-rusher Maxx Crosby

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    Crosby has gone from a fourth-round pick to a Pro Bowler, but the Raiders' star won't relax until he's the "undisputed" premier edge rusher.

    Jun 1 · ESPN Las Vegas Raiders Maxx Crosby
  • Can Colts star Jonathan Taylor rebound from his toughest season yet?

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    It's an important season for Taylor, who is entering the last year of his contract.

    Jun 1 · ESPN Indianapolis Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Aaron Rodgers Addresses Packers Exit

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    Aaron Rodgers‘ Green Bay departure would have been far messier had it occurred in 2021, when he requested to be moved. But the divorce, coming after a prolonged trade negotiation, has still produced a stream of headlines. The new Jets quarterback attempted to set the record straight regarding a few key 2020s Packers plotlines. Shortly […]

    Jun 1 · Pro Football Rumors Green Bay Packers New York Jets Davante Adams Romeo Doubs Christian Kirk Jordan Love Aaron Rodgers Marquez Valdes-Scantling Christian Watson
  • Leslie Frazier: "My Goal Is To Be A Head Coach"

    After spending the past six years as the Bills defensive coordinator, Leslie Frazier announced that he’d be stepping away from coaching for the 2023 campaign. While the long-time coach indicated that he’d consider returning in 2024, it’s starting to sound like he’ll only be pursuing head coaching opportunities during the next hiring cycle. While attending […]

    Jun 1 · Pro Football Rumors
  • WR Preston Williams To Work Out For Bills

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    The Bills are eyeing some wide receiver depth, and the front office is looking at a former division foe. Per Ryan Talbot of (on Twitter), the Bills will be working out former Dolphins wideout Preston Williams tomorrow. The team will also audition receiver Marcell Ateman. The Bills are plenty familiar with Williams after the […]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors Buffalo Bills Preston Williams
  • Bengals' Boyd: Would've beat KC if I was healthy

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    Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd said if he didn't suffer a thigh injury that limited him in last season's AFC championship, his team would've beaten the Chiefs.

    May 31 · ESPN Cincinnati Bengals Tyler Boyd
  • Saints Sign TE Jesse James

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    For the third straight year, Jesse James has found a new team. The Saints announced on Wednesday that they have signed the veteran tight end. James’ longest and most productive stint came with the Steelers to begin his career. His four-year tenure in Pittsburgh saw him start 36 of 56 games, and record a personal-best 423 receiving […]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors New Orleans Saints Jesse James
  • Tom Brady Could Potentially Hold Multiple Roles In Vegas

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    Free-agent quarterback Tom Brady remains retired. Yet, it appears the multi-time Super Bowl Champion has a better chance of suiting up, even while owning a part of the Raiders. It seemed impossible, but TMZ has since reported that 24 teams, not 32, could vote in favor of Brady holding multiple roles with the franchise. However, separate votes would be held for each scenario, one for the ownership stake and the other for Brady to play while owning a piece of the team. That said, the 45-year-old would need to un-retire for a second time, something many believe won't ever happen. But this situation is starting to gain traction heading toward training camp, although a return by Brady won't be good news for Jimmy Garoppolo (foot), who is working on getting cleared after having surgery this offseason.

    May 31 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Tom Brady
  • Giants Looking Into Potential DeAndre Hopkins Acquisition

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    The list of expected suitors for DeAndre Hopkins is fairly well-known at this point, but other teams will no doubt at least kick the tires on the idea of signing the All-Pro wideout. The Giants are a member of that group. Hopkins has officially been released by the Cardinals, leaving him free to sign anywhere on the […]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors New York Giants DeAndre Hopkins
  • Jesse James Signs With Saints

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    Free-agent tight end Jesse James signed a deal with the Saints on Wednesday. The 28-year-old is best known for his time in Pittsburgh, where he spent four seasons before making stops in Detroit, Chicago, and Cleveland. In 104 career games, he totaled 157 catches for 1,522 yards and 12 touchdowns. However, despite a few decent showings from James over the years, he likely won't do much for fantasy managers if he remains with the Saints heading into the regular season, considering New Orleans has Juwan Johnson, Taysom Hill, and Foster Moreau on the roster.

    May 31 · Source via New Orleans Saints Jesse James
  • Saints QB Jameis Winston Eyeing Future Starting Role

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    Jameis Winston is in line to continue serving in a backup role with the Saints in 2023, but he does not envision the remainder of his career consisting solely of QB2 duties. The 29-year-old made it clear he intends to pursue a starting job in the future. “The main thing is the opportunity, and I’m just […]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors New Orleans Saints Derek Carr Jameis Winston
  • Broncos To Sign K Elliott Fry

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    The Broncos jettisoned their nine-year kicker last week, moving on from the final link to their Super Bowl 50 roster. In place of Brandon McManus, the team will bring in a far less experienced option. Denver is adding Elliott Fry on Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of tweets. The McManus cut left no kickers on the […]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors Denver Broncos Elliott Fry
  • Latest On Jon Gruden's Saints Meeting

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    Embroiled in litigation against the NFL and Roger Goodell stemming from his October 2021 forced resignation, Jon Gruden has hovered well off the league’s coaching radar since his Raiders departure. The Super Bowl-winning HC’s recent Saints visit brought him back onto the grid. The Saints met with Gruden over a four-day period last week, seeking […]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors New Orleans Saints Derek Carr
  • Chase Claypool Dealing With Soft-Tissue Injury

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    Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus said wide receiver Chase Claypool is dealing with "soft tissue stuff," after he did not practice during Wednesday's organized team activities. Claypool has missed just four games in three seasons since entering the NFL and fantasy managers shouldn't be concerned about his status at this time. That said, his fantasy football upside is severely limited in the run-first Bears' offense. In seven games with Chicago last season, he caught just 14 passes for 140 yards and rushed once for four yards. Now, he looks to be the third or fourth option in the passing game behind DJ Moore, Darnell Mooney, and potentially Cole Kmet. Based on what we know now, he's un-rosterable in shallow leagues and is an end-of-the-bench option in deep leagues.

    May 31 · Source via Chicago Bears Chase Claypool
  • Jayden Reed Running With The Starters At OTAs

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    Green Bay Packers rookie wide receiver Jayden Reed is starting alongside Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs in team drills during OTAs. While it's too early to say he'll definitely start for Green Bay in Week 1, it's an encouraging sign. Reed posted 2,919 yards from scrimmage and 29 touchdowns in four collegiate seasons at Western Michigan and Michigan State, playing himself into a second-round selection in the 2023 NFL Draft. It appears the plan is for him to start at slot, with Watson and Doubs out wide. He'll have a wide range of outcomes depending on how effective Jordan Love is as a passer in his first season as the team's starter, but Reed will likely be on the fantasy football radar right away as a rookie.

    May 31 · Source via Green Bay Packers Jayden Reed
  • Broncos Sign Elliott Fry To Compete For Kicker Job

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    The Denver Broncos released its longtime kicker Brandon McManus last week and signed Elliott Fry on Wednesday to compete to replace him. Fry has appeared in three NFL games since leaving the University of South Carolina in 2017, making five of his six career field goal attempts. It's early in the offseason so Fry is no lock to make the roster and win the starting job, but if the Broncos offense bounces back under new head coach Sean Payton, he'll be on the fantasy radar -- especially since the altitude and thin air in Denver makes things easier on kickers.

    May 31 · Source via Elliott Fry
  • Tyquan Thornton Heavily Involved In Patriots OTAs

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    New England Patriots wide receiver Tyquan Thornton is reportedly a significant piece of the offense in the early part of OTAs, which could mean he'll see an expanded role in 2023. The 2022 second-round pick missed the first four weeks of last season with a collarbone injury and never quite became a consistent member of the Mac Jones-led offense. With Jakobi Meyers out of town and several Patriots' pass-catchers aging, Thornton should have every opportunity to command targets. JuJu Smith-Schuster will likely operate as the team's go-to guy out of the slot, but the sub-4.4 speed Thornton may be a sneaky best ball value with his big-play skill set.

    May 31 · Source via New England Patriots Tyquan Thornton
  • Broncos To Re-Sign T Cameron Fleming

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    MAY 31: Fleming will be tied to a deal worth $2.1MM in base value, 9News’ Mike Klis notes, adding that the veteran tackle’s third Broncos contract will include $850K guaranteed (Twitter link). Fleming will count $2.35MM on Denver’s 2023 cap sheet. MAY 23: Right tackle continuity has eluded the Broncos for over a decade, and […]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors Denver Broncos Russell Wilson
  • Tony Pollard One Of The Most Explosive Running Backs

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    Despite splitting carries with veteran Ezekiel Elliott last year, Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard proved to be one of the most explosive ball-carriers in the league. He had 31 runs of 10-plus yards, including 15 gains of 10-plus rush yards over expected. Pollard's top speed didn't make a huge difference in his explosive score, but his 43 runs at 15-plus mph showed his playmaking ability and helped him finish with 1,007 yards on just 193 carries (5.2 yards per attempt). The 26-year-old suffered a devastating leg injury in the postseason, so his only question heading into the 2023 season is how long it will take him to get back to full speed? Despite the injury concerns, Pollard should be drafted as at least a midrange RB1 in fantasy.

    May 31 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Nick Chubb Lacks Top-End Speed But Has Plenty Of Power

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    Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb lacks the top-end speed that many of the most explosive runners in the league have, but he has the ability to run through tacklers with power, and his top gear packs sneaky get-away burst. Chubb led the league with 47 runs of 10-plus yards in 2022, but his success rate was lower than many expected due to Cleveland's poor blocking giving him a low expected yards per carry (3.8). Of his 1,525 rushing yards, 1,177 came after contact, which ranked third in the NFL. He was also the only qualified RB to have double-digit first downs gained over expected. The 27-year-old continues to run hard in an offense that loves to run the football, so he'll easily remain a top-10 fantasy RB heading into the 2023 campaign.

    May 31 · Source via Cleveland Browns Nick Chubb
  • Amari Cooper Returning To Action

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    Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said that wide receiver Amari Cooper, who had core-muscle surgery in February, has been "great" with the young receivers and will "start doing stuff this week." Cooper didn't take part in organized team activities last week. The 28-year-old pass-catcher is working back into on-field drills for the first time this offseason, which means he should be at full strength by training camp this summer. Cooper finished as the WR10 in half-point PPR scoring last year, catching 78 of his 132 targets for 1,160 yards and nine touchdowns in 17 games played. In his second year working with quarterback Deshaun Watson, he should be able to develop more chemistry and is fully expected to be the No. 1 receiver yet again. Target him as a high-end WR2 in fantasy drafts.

    May 31 · Source via Cleveland Browns Amari Cooper
  • Tyler Boyd Present For OTAs

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    Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd was at the voluntary organized team activities on Tuesday after being absent from the team up to that point through the voluntary offseason program. It's not really notable that Boyd hasn't been at voluntary activities this offseason as he heads into his fourth season working with quarterback Joe Burrow. The 28-year-old receiver finished with 58 receptions, his lowest total since 2017, adding 762 receiving yards and five touchdowns for the second straight season in 16 games (14 starts) in 2022. Boyd is attractive because of the offense he plays in, but he's more of a WR4/5 in fantasy as long as he remains behind stud wideouts Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins in Cincy.

    May 31 · Source via Cincinnati Bengals Tyler Boyd
  • Ron Rivera Impressed With Antonio Gibson

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    Washington Commanders head coach Ron Rivera said he's been impressed with running back Antonio Gibson's pass-catching abilities and athleticism at organized team activities. Rivera mentioned that Gibson entered the league as a pass-catching RB out of Memphis, and he's especially dangerous in space with the ball in his hands. The 24-year-old did manage a career-high 46 catches for 353 yards and two touchdowns in 15 games (six starts) in his third NFL season in 2022, but he also had a career-low 149 carries for 546 yards and three touchdowns on the ground with Brian Robinson in the fold. Washington wants to get Gibson more touches in offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy's system this year, so he could be a pretty valuable RB3/flex in PPR fantasy leagues in 2023.

    May 31 · Source via Washington Commanders Antonio Gibson
  • Aaron Rodgers Is Fine

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    New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh said that quarterback Aaron Rodgers (calf) is "fine," but he will be limited in organized team activities on Wednesday. The Jets are working to get Rodgers practicing in full by next week. The hope is that the 39-year-old future Hall of Famer will be back practicing in full by this Friday after he suffered a minor calf strain in practice last week. It's a reminder that Rodgers isn't a spring chicken anymore, but he should be just fine for training camp this summer and the start of the regular season this fall. The former Green Bay Packers signal-caller has better offensive weapons around him in 2023 than he did in his final year with the Cheeseheads, but fantasy managers should still view him as more of a high-end QB2 than a QB1 in what could be the final season of his illustrious career.

    May 31 · Source via New York Jets Aaron Rodgers
  • Robert Saleh Optimistic Breece Hall Will Be Ready For Week 1

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    New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh said he is "very optimistic" that running back Breece Hall (knee) will be ready for Week 1 of the 2023 regular season. The Athletic's Zack Rosenblatt mentioned in an article on Tuesday that he'd be surprised if Hall was ready to go on Day 1 of training camp, but apparently the Jets are optimistic that he'll still be ready to go for the start of the regular season. The second-year back isn't taking part in organized team activities after tearing his ACL last October, and the Jets aren't going to rush him back onto the field before he's ready. Despite the injury concerns, Hall has legitimate RB1 upside, especially now that the Jets have quarterback Aaron Rodgers running the offense this year.

    May 31 · Source via New York Jets Breece Hall
  • Christian Kirk Taking Part In OTAs

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    Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Christian Kirk (knee) was on the field taking part in organized team activities on Tuesday. It looks as though Kirk will be just fine for training camp at the end of July after he hurt his knee in the playoff loss to the Los Angeles Chargers earlier this year. The 26-year-old pass-catcher finished 12th in half-PPR scoring in 2022 in his first year in Jacksonville with 84 catches on 133 targets for 1,108 yards and eight touchdowns in 17 regular season games, but Calvin Ridley is now in town and will take some targets away. Still, barring injury, Kirk will play a big role in the Jaguars' improving offense under rising young quarterback Trevor Lawrence, making him a low-end WR2/high-end WR3 target in fantasy drafts.

    May 31 · Source via Jacksonville Jaguars Christian Kirk
  • Tyler Boyd Addresses Contract Situation

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    In February, Tyler Boyd wondered about his status on the 2023 Bengals. Three months later, the wide receiver can rest easier. He remains on Cincinnati’s roster, with the team preparing to run it back — perhaps for the final time — with its elite wideout trio. Boyd is heading into the final season of his […]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors Cincinnati Bengals Tyler Boyd
  • Traded NFL Draft Picks For 2024

    As teams regroup on potential trade talks, 2024 draft picks represent the top non-player assets available. Although the usual run of draft-weekend trades featured teams moving up and down the 2023 board, a high number of 2024 picks have changed hands. The Cardinals resided at the center of such movement, but many other teams have […]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft
  • Saints GM: Cameron Jordan Will Finish Career In New Orleans

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    The Saints have begun extension talks with Cameron Jordan. This would mark a rare three-extension career for a non-quarterback, but Jordan — the Saints’ all-time sack leader — has continued to display durability and quality production into his mid-30s. Although no deal is done, it does not sound like the Saints will chance letting Jordan […]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors New Orleans Saints Cameron Jordan
  • Latest On Rams' Offensive Line

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    The Rams’ offensive line staffing issues extended to the point three in-season signings — Matt Skura, Ty Nsekhe, Oday Aboushi — needed to step into starting roles last season. Skura and Nsekhe ended up making eight starts for a team mired in a near-season-long blocking crisis. None of these veterans remain with the team, as […]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors Los Angeles Rams Steve Avila
  • DeAndre Hopkins May Have To Take Pay Cut To Play For Contender

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    The Arizona Cardinals released wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins last week because they didn't want to pay him $19.45 million in 2023, and they couldn't trade him because no other teams wanted to pay him that either.'s Albert Breer's guess is that his current free-agent market bears perhaps around half of what he would've made in 2023. The Chiefs and Bills were the only two teams to engage Arizona in trade talks for Hopkins, but there just wasn't interest in paying Hopkins and giving up a draft pick. At this point, the only way the 11-year receiver will play for a contender like the Chiefs or the Bills is if his price comes down. Breer thinks it will come down to either Hopkins finding a team to pay up, or choosing to take less for a chance to win a ring. He's currently considered a top-25 fantasy wideout, but where he lands in free agency will give us a clearer picture of his true fantasy value.

    May 30 · Source via DeAndre Hopkins
  • Bills Unclear What Dalton Kincaid's Role Is

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    Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey said of first-round rookie tight end Dalton Kincaid that "we're nowhere close to knowing what the big picture is going to be because we have to learn him and he has to learn us." Dorsey said it's "to be determined" what Kincaid's exact role will be until they start getting into training camp and live game action. A lot of fantasy managers are going to be bullish on Kincaid after the Bills took him 25th overall as the first tight end off the board in this year's draft, but that doesn't mean he'll finish as a TE1 in fantasy in his rookie year, even in Buffalo's explosive offense. The Bills do plan to line the 23-year-old out wide quite often, but he'll still have plenty of competition for targets and should be considered more of a TE2 with upside in redraft leagues in 2023.

    May 30 · Source via Buffalo Bills Dalton Kincaid
  • Michael Carter Could Bounce Back In 2023

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    New York Jets running back Michael Carter's numbers took a step back in 2022 after he turned in a solid effort in his rookie season. According to the Athletic's Zach Rosenblatt, the Jets believe that a bounce-back season is in store for Carter in 2023. With rookie star Breece Hall likely to be eased back early in the year after suffering a torn ACL last season, Carter could be asked to help pick up the slack. With 77 catches on 109 targets through two seasons, Carter has some low-end flex appeal in PPR leagues.

    May 30 · Source via New York Jets Michael Carter
  • Baker Mayfield, Kyle Trask Splitting First-Team Reps This Offseason

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    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers appear ready to hold a true quarterback competition to decide who will take over as QB1 after Tom Brady's retirement. Both Baker Mayfield and Kyle Trask have been splitting first-team reps this offseason, with both getting equal reps according to head coach Todd Bowles. While neither signal-caller is a very inspiring fantasy option, they will have a solid offensive core around them, led by Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. Fantasy managers rostering Godwin and/or Evans should be pulling for Mayfield to win the job as he at least has a track record of supporting decent WR production back in his Cleveland days.

    May 30 · Source via Tampa Bay Buccaneers Baker Mayfield
  • Chuba Hubbard Could Serve As Carolina's Short-Yardage RB

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    Carolina Panthers running back Chuba Hubbard could serve as the team's short-yardage back in 2023, according to the Athletic's Joe Person. Person listed "power back" as one of the Panthers' roster holes heading into training camp as Carolina doesn't really have a big, bruising running back on the roster. That could open up short yardage and goal-line work for Hubbard, who had several productive games for Carolina at the tail end of the 2022 season. Of course, the Panthers could still add an unsigned veteran for the role but Hubbard could have some flex value in fantasy if he does end up seeing most of the goal-line carries in 2023.

    May 30 · Source via Carolina Panthers Chuba Hubbard
  • Justin Jefferson Not At OTAs

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    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson is absent from his team's OTAs this week, according to reports. Head coach Kevin O'Connell discussed Jefferson's absence with reporters, stating that he has been speaking with the star receiver regularly and that he hopes to see Jefferson "as soon as possible." The Vikings have a mandatory mini-camp on June 13 and 14. While Jefferson skipping OTAs is worth noting, his absence at the mid-June mandatory mini-camp would be a much bigger deal. Jefferson is likely angling for a contract extension as he will play the 2023 season on the fourth year of his rookie contract. As one of the top wideouts in the league, Jefferson should become one of the highest-paid receivers in the league when he does finally ink an extension.

    May 30 · Source via Minnesota Vikings Justin Jefferson
  • Jordan Addison Not Participating At OTAs

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    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jordan Addison is not participating at organized team activities this week, but head coach Kevin O'Connell said it is "nothing serious." Addison reportedly suffered a minor undisclosed injury at rookie minicamp. For now, there should be no panic or takeaway as the team is likely just being careful with its 2023 first-round pick. Addison is expected to have a big role right away alongside Justin Jefferson and T.J. Hockenson in the ascending Minnesota offense led by Kirk Cousins. These "minor injuries" can develop into big things quickly, though, so stay tuned for further updates.

    May 30 · Source via Minnesota Vikings Jordan Addison
  • Calvin Ridley To Remain Limited Until Training Camp

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    Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley will be a full participant in practice when training camp rolls around, but for now, head coach Doug Pederson said the team is being careful with the former Atlanta Falcon. Ridley hasn't seen game action since Week 7 of the 2021 season, so he'll be slowly eased back into action. However, Pederson said he has seen no sign of rust. Ridley posted 1,374 receiving yards on 90 receptions in 2020 before stepping away from the team in early 2021. The 28-year-old will look to be Trevor Lawrence's No. 1 WR and recapture his former upside in his first season in Duval County.

    May 30 · Source via Jacksonville Jaguars Calvin Ridley
  • Ravens To Consider Adding DeAndre Hopkins?

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    It remains to be seen if the Baltimore Ravens will consider signing free-agent wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, but The Athletic's Jeff Zrebiec thinks it's a "no-brainer, contract demands and team chemistry questions be damned." Hopkins would no doubt help Baltimore in their quest to develop a more dynamic passing game under new offensive coordinator Todd Monken, but will they be able to afford him? He'll turn 31 next week, but he's a five-time All-Pro and still has some of the best hands in the game. The Ravens did their due diligence on Hopkins earlier this offseason, but it doesn't appear that the team was ever really close to a deal with the Cardinals. Baltimore can get Hopkins cheaper now, but they've also invested a lot of offseason capital on adding receivers Nelson Agholor and Odell Beckham Jr.

    May 30 · Source via DeAndre Hopkins
  • Evan Engram Absent From OTAs

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    Unsurprisingly, Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Evan Engram is not present at voluntary organized team activities this week. This was expected with Engram still trying to secure a long-term contract extension from the team after his breakout 2022 campaign. The Jags put the franchise tag on Engram, but there is optimism that the two sides can work out something long term before the 2023 season. In his first year in Jacksonville in 2022, the 28-year-old set career-highs in catches (73) and receiving yards (766) while adding four touchdowns on 98 targets in 17 regular season games (14 starts). Fantasy managers probably shouldn't overspend for Engram, but at the very least he should be considered a solid low-end TE1 target.

    May 30 · Source via Jacksonville Jaguars Evan Engram
  • Saquon Barkley Remains Explosive Despite Injuries

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    New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley proved in 2022 that he still had explosive abilities despite dealing with the injury bug in previous years. Barkley racked up 1,312 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns on 295 carries, posting the third-best per-carry average (4.4) of his career and his best mark since 2019. Despite lengthy a lengthy lower-body injury history, he finished with the second-most gains of 10-plus yards over expected (17) and six runs of 20-plus mph last year. There's a chance the 26-year-old could hold out this summer as he seeks a long-term contract extension, but as long as he plays for the G-Men this year, he should be considered a top-five fantasy RB with some injury risk.

    May 30 · Source via New York Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Derrick Henry Not Declining Just Yet

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    Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry didn't start very strong last year and didn't break 100 rushing yards in a game until Week 4. However, from Weeks 4 through 9, he had 100-plus rushing yards in each game. Henry finished second in rushing yards gained after contact (1,252 of his 1,538), logged 11 gains of 10-plus yards over expected and had 57 runs of 15-plus mph. He will turn 30 years old before the end of the 2023 season and has slipped slightly in the overall running back rankings, but King Henry can still produce big plays on the ground with the best of them. Tennessee will still likely lean heavily on Henry this year, but he's become more of a midrange RB1 than a high-end one heading into the 2023 campaign.

    May 30 · Source via Tennessee Titans Derrick Henry
  • Josh Allen Among The Best Big-Play Producers

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    Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen ranks ninth on's Nick Shook's list of most explosive runners from a season ago. He was among the premier big-play producers in 2022, managing to gain 10-plus yards over expected 10 times last year. Allen also had 44 runs of 15-plus mph and 26 runs that gained 10-plus yards. The 27-year-old signal-caller had the highest expected points added per carry of any qualifying rusher in the NFL at plus-0.44. The Bills offense would probably be better off not relying on Allen so much as a runner, but it doesn't change the fact that he's very explosive when he takes off. It's why he'll once again be a top-three QB1 target for fantasy managers this fall.

    May 30 · Source via Buffalo Bills Josh Allen
  • Dalvin Cook Remains Explosive

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    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook ranks 10th on's Nick Shook's list of the most explosive runners in 2022. He broke 20 mph on three of his carries and logged one of the best top speeds of any qualifying RB at 21.68 mph. Cook continues to run like a wrecking ball, as evidenced by his 57 runs of 15-plus mph. However, he didn't rack up enough runs of 10-plus yards to land higher on this list. The 27-year-old's fantasy value is down heading into 2023. He produced his fourth straight 1,000-yard rushing season a year ago, but he's also coming off shoulder surgery in February and is expected to be traded by the Vikings this offseason. Cook remains explosive at his position, but he's becoming more of a high-end RB2 target in fantasy instead of a surefire RB1.

    May 30 · Source via Minnesota Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Latest On Giants' Saquon Barkley Talks

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    Not much has taken place between the Giants and Saquon Barkley since the draft. The franchise-tagged running back has until July 17 to come to an agreement on a multi-year extension. Doing so would lock in the Giants’ most productive offensive player from last season, but the risks of a big-ticket contract compared to the $10.1MM franchise […]

    May 30 · Pro Football Rumors New York Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Lions S Tracy Walker Eyeing Training Camp Return

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    One of the early developments so far from Lions OTAs has been the sight of Tracy Walker with the team. The veteran safety is taking part in on-field work during his ongoing recovery from an Achilles tear. “It feels great to be back,” Walker said, via Tim Twentyman of the team’s website. “I can’t hide the emotions, […]

    May 30 · Pro Football Rumors Detroit Lions Brian Branch Kerby Joseph Tracy Walker
  • Jaguars To Reduce Travis Etienne's Workload

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    Travis Etienne made his long-awaited debut with the Jaguars in 2022, and he delivered a strong season as the team’s lead running back. The former first-rounder is part of a more crowded RB room in Jacksonville, now, however, something which is expected to affect his usage rate. Jacksonville turned lead back duties over to Etienne on […]

    May 29 · Pro Football Rumors Jacksonville Jaguars Tank Bigsby Snoop Conner Travis Etienne JaMycal Hasty D'Ernest Johnson
  • Christian McCaffrey "Excited" About Season Ahead

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    San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffreyis looking forward to the season ahead. The 26-year-old spent his entire career in Carolina before he was traded to the Niners last season. He played well under head coach Kyle Shanahan, amassing 746 rushing yards, 464 receiving yards, and 10 touchdowns in 11 games. However, McCaffrey is confident he may be even more potent this season. "I'm definitely excited," said the former Panther during an appearance on The Rich Eisen Show. "It's nice being able to have an offseason under my belt where I can get comfortable with the details." McCaffrey was once a top fantasy option, but injuries slowed him down considerably. But if he can stay healthy, he has an excellent chance of finishing the year as the most productive fantasy back.

    May 29 · Source via San Francisco 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Chargers' Tom Telesco Addresses Justin Herbert Contract Outlook

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    The 2019 quarterback class did not feature multiple members on Year 4 extension tracks last year, with only Kyler Murray on that radar. A year after Murray’s deal, the 2020 QB class’ first bite at the extension apple is producing more fireworks. Jalen Hurts‘ $51MM-per-year Eagles deal laid the groundwork, but the Super Bowl LVII […]

    May 29 · Pro Football Rumors Los Angeles Chargers Justin Herbert
  • Browns On DeAndre Hopkins' Radar?

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    Few players who have remained unsigned as of Memorial Day in recent years match DeAndre Hopkins‘ profile, making the former All-Pro wide receiver’s eventual landing spot a frequent discussion topic during OTA season. A few teams have been connected to the 11th-year veteran since his Cardinals release. Most closely tied to the Bills and Chiefs, […]

    May 29 · Pro Football Rumors Cleveland Browns Amari Cooper DeAndre Hopkins Elijah Moore Donovan Peoples-Jones Deshaun Watson
  • DB Notes: Lions, Joseph, Oliver, Cardinals

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    A scary scene transpired during the Lions‘ Week 5 matchup with the Patriots. An ambulance transported Saivion Smith off the field, and the Lions defensive back said he feared paralysis following a collision with Patriots running back Damien Harris. Smith left the game after the next play, after falling to the turf after a routine […]

    May 29 · Pro Football Rumors Detroit Lions DALSF Arizona Cardinals Kelvin Joseph Isaiah Oliver
  • Report: Gruden helps Carr, Saints install offense

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    The Saints brought in ex-Raiders coach Jon Gruden for the week to help QB Derek Carr and the coaching staff install the offense, reported.

    May 29 · ESPN New Orleans Saints Derek Carr
  • Ex-Steelers RB Bell: I smoked pot before games

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    Free agent running back Le'Veon Bell said on the "Steel Here" podcast that he used to smoke marijuana before games.

    May 29 · ESPN Pittsburgh Steelers Le'Veon Bell
  • Coach: Adams earned right to vent on Raiders

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    Raiders coach Josh McDaniels said Thursday that he has no issue with Davante Adams venting to The Ringer, as the receiver, entering his 10th NFL season, has "an opinion and a voice because [he's] earned it" over the course of his career.

    May 29 · ESPN Las Vegas Raiders Davante Adams
  • Lions' Williams 'wasn't aware' of gambling policy

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    Detroit Lions receiver Jameson Williams said he "wasn't aware" of the NFL's gambling policy that led to his six-game suspension.

    May 29 · ESPN Detroit Lions Jameson Williams
  • Bills Expected To Sign T Brandon Shell

    Brandon Shell had expressed interest in staying with the Dolphins, but the veteran tackle looks set to join another AFC East squad. The Bills are finalizing an agreement, Cameron Wolfe of tweets. Austin Jackson‘s Week 1 ankle injury led to Shell going from not being on a roster to start last season to becoming […]

    May 29 · Pro Football Rumors Buffalo Bills Miami Dolphins Dion Dawkins
  • Texans Eyeing Tytus Howard Extension

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    Not many areas on the Texans’ roster can be classified as true strengths, but the rebuilding team has devoted significant resources to fortifying its offensive line. Houston has already doled out two extensions up front this offseason — to Laremy Tunsil and Shaq Mason. Another might be coming soon. Earlier this year, Tytus Howard expressed […]

    May 29 · Pro Football Rumors Houston Texans Juice Scruggs C.J. Stroud
  • Jon Gruden Helping Saints, Derek Carr Install Offense

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    The New Orleans Saints have brought in former Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden to help quarterback Derek Carr and the offensive coaching staff install their new offense under head coach Dennis Allen. Since being drafted in the second round in 2014, Carr had spent his entire career with the Raiders. Carr and Gruden ran the West Coast offense from 2018 through 2021, which is similar to the one the Saints employ. The Saints signed Carr this offseason primarily because of his familiarity with the offensive scheme, so it should allow him to hit the ground running sooner than later in 2023. The 32-year-old QB made his fourth Pro Bowl in 2022 but completed just 60.8% of his passes for 3,522 yards, 24 TDs and 14 interceptions in 15 starts. In his first year in the Big Easy, he should be viewed as a midrange QB2 in fantasy.

    May 29 · Source via New Orleans Saints Derek Carr
  • Daniel Jones Impressed With Darren Waller

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    New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones has enjoyed getting to know new tight end Darren Waller at organized team activities this spring. "But he's like a true 6-foot-6. He's a true 250, 260 (pounds) and can fly and can run, can run all the routes. He's just an impressive athlete. And, yeah, he's just been locked in. You can tell it's important to him. He's put a lot of effort into learning stuff and getting caught up and it has been fun working with him," Jones said. Waller became one of the best tight ends in the league in his time with the Raiders, but since his best year in 2020, he has slowed down a bit. Meanwhile, Jones threw for a career-high 3,205 yards with a 67.2% completion rate in 2022. Waller is still a very solid midrange TE1 target in fantasy, but fantasy managers shouldn't reach for him heading into his first year in the Big Apple.

    May 29 · Source via New York Giants Darren Waller Daniel Jones
  • Browns Unlikely To Pursue DeAndre Hopkins

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    The Cleveland Browns aren't expected to reunite quarterback Deshaun Watson with free-agent wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins after the two spent three years together with the Houston Texans at the start of Watson's career. In those three years, the two combined for 264 completions for 3,343 yards and 25 touchdowns. The Browns already traded for Elijah Moore, signed Marquise Goodwin in free agency and took Cedric Tillman in the third round of the draft this offseason. Hopkins is a free agent now after being released by the Arizona Cardinals, and there will surely be plenty of suitors, but his cost will be an issue. The 30-year-old former All-Pro is no longer at the peak of his career, but he can still do plenty of damage in fantasy if he lands in the right situation.

    May 29 · Source via Cleveland Browns DeAndre Hopkins
  • Raiders Reworked Jimmy Garoppolo's Deal; Tom Brady Not Realistic Emergency Option?

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    While Derek Carr did not exactly bring a high ceiling at quarterback for the Raiders, the nine-year starter is one of the NFL’s most durable quarterbacks. Carr missed two regular-season games (and one playoff contest) due to injury with the Raiders. Las Vegas’ plan to replace Carr is not off to a great start. Shortly […]

    May 29 · Pro Football Rumors Las Vegas Raiders Tom Brady Jimmy Garoppolo Brian Hoyer
  • Jets, DT Quinnen Williams Making Progress On Extension Talks

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    The top remaining priority in what has been a busy Jets offseason is finalizing a new deal for defensive tackle Quinnen Williams. That process has taken longer than many expected, but the situation appears to still be in a relatively good place. Brian Costello and Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post note that both […]

    May 29 · Pro Football Rumors New York Jets Quinnen Williams
  • Raiders Looking To Add Another Linebacker?

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    After losing starting linebacker Denzel Perryman to free agency and allowing Jayon Brown to walk after ending the year on injured reserve, the Raiders’ linebacker depth is a bit sparse. According to Vic Tafur of The Athletic, it would make a lot of sense for Las Vegas to sign a veteran free agent or two […]

    May 29 · Pro Football Rumors Las Vegas Raiders Kwon Alexander Anthony Barr Curtis Bolton Jayon Brown Amari Burney Darien Butler Zach Cunningham Divine Deablo Rashaan Evans Harvey Langi Blake Martinez Luke Masterson Jaylon Smith Robert Spillane
  • Titans Satisfied With WR Group?

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    In a recent interview, newly appointed Titans offensive coordinator Tim Kelly responded in the affirmative when asked if the team currently had enough to work with at the wide receiver position, according to Terry McCormick of Many have regarded the team’s wide receiving corps as a weakness, but while not a guarantee that the […]

    May 29 · Pro Football Rumors Tennessee Titans Treylon Burks Colton Dowell Derrick Henry Mason Kinsey Racey McMath Chris Moore Chigoziem Okonkwo Kyle Philips Ryan Tannehill
  • Za'Darius Smith Addresses Vikings Contract, Recovery From Knee Injury

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    As expected, the Vikings moved on from Za’Darius Smith this offseason by trading him to the Browns. The veteran edge rusher recently spoke about his financial situation, which was the driving force behind his arrival with a new team for the third time in his career. Smith signed a three-year Vikings contract last offseason, but guranteed money […]

    May 28 · Pro Football Rumors Cleveland Browns Za'Darius Smith
  • Chris Godwin Feeling Much Better

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    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin is reportedly feeling his explosiveness coming back. The speedy wideout tore his ACL in 2021, but still ended up playing in 14 games last season. Godwin mentioned that he feels completely different during his second offseason post-surgery. Fantasy managers still received 104 receptions, 1,023 yards, and three touchdowns from Godwin last season. He looked the same on the field, but his 9.8 yards per reception was the worst of his career. Also, the three touchdowns were his lowest since his rookie campaign. The Bucs are hopeful to see more from Godwin next season, but that also depends on the reliability of the quarterback under center.

    May 28 · Source via Tampa Bay Buccaneers Chris Godwin
  • Tracy Walker Expected To Return For Camp

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    Detroit Lions safety Tracy Walker (Achilles) is expected to return in full for training camp. The 28-year-old tore his Achilles in Week 3 and missed the rest of the season because of it. He has been able to participate on a limited basis during recent OTAs. It sounds like the team is going to ease Walker back into things coming off a serious injury. His return to the field would be a huge boost to the Lions defense. Walker is a former third round pick who has two 100-tackle seasons under his belt. The Lions could have a scary secondary with C.J. Gardner-Johnson and Walker back there.

    May 28 · Source via Detroit Lions Tracy Walker
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