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Ladarius Green, TE, SDC7/3/2015 10:36:00 AM
Description: Chargers backup tight end Ladarius Green is going to get his chance to show he's fantasy worthy this season as he's the expected starter for the first four games with Antonio Gates suspended.
Insight: Green was expected to start the transition from aging Antonio Gates last season but didn't show fantasy owners he was ready. With Gates suspended for the first four games, it's time to show what he's got what it takes to be a TE1.
Antonio Gates, TE, SDC7/3/2015 10:32:00 AM
Description: Chargers tight end Antonio Gates wanted to play fewer plays this season, but we don't think he meant being suspended for the first four games of the season.
Insight: Gates finished last season with 69 catches, 821 yards and 12 touchdowns, his best season since 2010. LaDarius Green will certainly have to be ready to step up for the start of the 2015 season.
Amari Cooper, WR, OAK7/2/2015 3:35:00 PM
Description: Oakland Raiders rookie wideout Amari Cooper continues to see rave reviews, including from his starting quarterback.
Insight: Quarterback Derek Carr recent spoke saying, "He is ridiculous in and out of his breaks," and added His style of play is perfect for this league." We think so too. Don't wait too long before pulling the trigger in this year's draft.
Allen Hurns, WR, JAC6/29/2015 1:38:00 PM
Description: Jaguars second-year wideout Allen Hurns is ahead of Marqise Lee in the battle for the wideout spot opposite Allen Robinson, according to a Florida Times-Union report.
Insight: Hurns caught 51 balls for 677 yards and six touchdowns last season and has had a better offseason than Lee who has been dealing with knee issues. Robinson is probably going to be the team's only consistent fantasy wideout with newly-acquired TE Julius Thomas as the No. 2 target for Blake Bortles.
Jeremy Kerley, WR, NYJCold6/27/2015 11:15:00 AM
Description: The trade for Brandon Marshall and the drafting of Devin Smith all but ended the hopes of any fantasy value for New York Jets wideout Jeremy Kerley.
Insight: Kerley caught 38 balls for 409 yards and a touchdown last season, but should be almost exclusively a return man in 2015, accordin to Jets reporter Rich Cimini.
Todd Gurley, RB, ATL6/27/2015 10:22:00 AM
Description: St. Louis Rams rookie running back Todd Gurley will have a checkup with Dr. James Andrews at which time we should know more about his availability for the start of the season, according to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports.
Insight: Gurley tore his ACL in November last season, so fantasy owners need all the input they can get to evaluate when he'll be ready and therefore when he should be drafted. For keeper leagues, he'll be the Rams' most talented back since Steven Jackson in his prime.
Tom Brady, QB, NEP6/26/2015 11:43:00 AM
Description: A decision on the appeal of the Tom Brady fpir-game suspension isn't expected to come down until near the end of July.
Insight: As long as you don't have your draft too early, you should have an answer before it's time to make your pick.
Russell Wilson, QB, SEA6/26/2015 11:20:00 AM
Description: Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson wants to be the highest-paid player in the NFL, according to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report.
Insight: And I'd like to date a supermodel. Actually, Wilson's two consecutive Super Bowl appearances make it a semi-reasonable argument. As long as he doesn't miss any playing time fantasy owners don't care what he gets paid, though in the fantasy world he's not the best player in the league.
Todd Gurley, RB, ATL6/25/2015 11:10:00 AM
Description: St. Louis Rams rookie running back Todd Gurley hopes to at least partially participate in training camp, according to an nfl.com report.
Insight: Gurley tore his ACL in November last season, so fantasy owners need all the input they can get to evaluate when he'll be ready and therefore when he should be drafted. For keeper leagues, he'll be the Rams' most talented back since Steven Jackson in his prime.
Tom Brady, QB, NEP6/24/2015 5:27:00 PM
Description: It sounds like Tom Brady could remain suspended for four games to begin the season.
Insight: According to Pro Football Talk, Brady remained in denial during his appeal on Tuesday. Roger Goodell and the NFL office wanted to see a different side of Brady, which according to Pro Football talk, they didn't see. Adam Schefter of ESPN, however, had a different take Tuesday night reporting that Brady was his "greatest ally". It will be interesting to see where this story turns next.
Peyton Manning, QB, DEN6/24/2015 5:24:00 PM
Description: Sports Radio 610 has a source that says the Texasn and Broncos opened "preliminary" talks regarding a Peyton Manning trade this offseason.
Insight: The story goes that the "preliminary" discussions took place before Manning agreed to his $4 million pay cut to stay in Denver. Manning has a no-trade clause, so he would have had to agree to the trade. This seems like a very strange story, but it's probably getting blown out of proportion. Again, these talks were very "preliminary".
Tevin Coleman, RB, ATL6/23/2015 7:52:00 PM
Description: Atlanta Falcons rookie running back Tevin Coleman will enter training camp behind Devonta Freeman for the starting running back job according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Insight: The Falcons have bragged about Freeman's passing catching and blocking ability, but the team has left the early downs open to competition. Coleman has a high ceiling, but owners will probably want to see what kind of role he has first.
Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, IND6/23/2015 2:49:00 PM
Description: Forner Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw has yet to generate much interest for the upcoming season.
Insight: Bradshaw fractured his fibula in mid-November and recently received a one-game suspension for marijuana misdemeanor. He was a good receiving back in the games he played last season, catching 30 balls for 300 yards and six touchdowns, but he may have to wait until there are some injuries to find a place to play in 2015-16.
Terrelle Pryor, WR, CLE6/23/2015 11:42:00 AM
Description: Former quarterback Terrelle Pryor has been signed by the Cleveland Browns to compete for a wide receiver roster spot.
Insight: He couldn't have picked a better team to try out for. The Browns have one of the weakest groups of wideouts in the league with Dwayne Bowe, Brian Hartline, Andrew Hawkins as the "leaders" at the position.
Marquise Goodwin, WR, BUF6/23/2015 11:37:00 AM
Description: Buffalo wideout Marquise Goodwin will be a participant in the long jump at the weekend's U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships..
Insight: Goodwin has yet to prove himself on the football field and might have a better future on the track. He's caught just 18 balls for 325 yards and three touchdowns in two seasons. The Bills have Sammy Watkins, Percy Harvin and Robert Woods to see most of the wideout targets.
Doug Martin, RB, TAM6/23/2015 11:32:00 AM
Description: Buccaneers running back Doug Martin has put together a great offseason and is probably the favorite to start in Week 1, according to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune.
Insight: Martin has never come close to matching his 2012 production (1,454 yards, 11 TDs on the ground) and the Bucs also like second-year RB Charles Sims, so this certainly isn't written in stone.
Tom Brady, QB, NEP6/23/2015 11:27:00 AM
Description: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is having his appeal of the four-game suspension heard this morning.
Insight: At least we should know the final suspension total before training camps begin. No matter what, Jimmy Garoppolo is the likely starter Week 1 against the Steelers. The question is whether the league will cut anything off the announced four-game suspension. My guess is no.
Andre Williams, RB, NYG6/23/2015 11:20:00 AM
Description: Giants running back Andre Williams may only be a handcuff value in 2015.
Insight: Despite rushing for 721 yards and seven touchdowns, a healthy Rashad Jennings gets the lion's share of the early down carries and just acquired Shane Vereen is locked in as the third-down back. That doesn't leave much for Williams unless Jennings gets injured.
Eddie Royal, WR, CHI6/22/2015 4:19:00 PM
Description: New Bears receiver Eddie Royal has been receiving a lot of praise/hype this offseason.
Insight: Royal put together a solid season in 2014 for the Chargers with 62 catches for 778 yards and seven touchdowns. It was his best season since his rookie year in Denver when, you guessed it, Jay Cutler was his quarterback. The Bears may use Royal in the slot and let Cutler throw him short, safe passes.
Tyler Eifert, TE, CIN6/22/2015 11:02:00 AM
Description: Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert is over his elbow and shoulder issues and appears healthy.
Insight: The pass-catching Eifert will have his chance to be a fantasy-worthy tight end in 2015 with Jermaine Gresham gone.
Tre Mason, RB, STL6/22/2015 10:00:00 AM
Description: Rams running back Tre Mason could have more than handcuff value if Todd Gurley's rehab from ACL surgery gets delayed in any way.
Insight: Mason played very well last season, rushing for 765 yards and four touchdowns in his rookie campaign. A report by Joe Lyons in the St. Louis Dispatch has him slimmed down and faster.
Tyrod Taylor, QB, BUF6/22/2015 9:29:00 AM
Description: Don't count out quarterback Tyrod Taylor in the battle for the starting role in Buffalo, according to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe.
Insight: Taylor never got a chance in Baltimore behind Joe Flacco, but signed with Buffalo instead of taking another offer to play behind Peyton Manning in Denver. He's gotten plenty of work in the OTAs and could beat out mediocre options Matt Cassell and E.J. Manuel.
C.J. Anderson, RB, DEN6/22/2015 9:21:00 AM
Description: Broncos running backs C.J. Anderson will be the "bellcow" in the Denver backfield, according to Denver Post beat writer Troy E. Renck.
Insight: He doesn't believe coach Gary Kubiak wants a shared back situation. That would mean as long as Anderson stays healthy, Montee Ball will have handcuff value only.
Josh Hill, TE, NOSCold6/21/2015 8:58:00 PM
Description: Saints backup tight end Josh Hill may not be the fantasy value many have thought with the trade of Jimmy Graham if recent reports from Mike Triplett are correct.
Insight: Triplett is reporting that Ben Watson outplayed him in minicamp and OTAs and coach Sean Payton recent said Hill's playing time might be limited. Nothing is decided in June, but it's worth watching training camp and the exhibition games to see how Hill is going to be used.
Calvin Johnson, WR, DET6/21/2015 4:00:00 PM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson thinks the 2015 Lions offense is way ahead of the 2014 version, according to a Detroit News report.
Insight: "Everybody's a little more comfortable with what we're doing," Johnson said of the second season in the Joe Lonbardi offense. For fantasy owners, it appears that Megatron is healthy and that in itself would make the offense better.
Tavon Austin, WR, STL6/20/2015 1:00:00 PM
Description: Rams receiver Tavon Austin is entering his third season with the team and new Rams OC Frank Cignetti said he's had "a great offseason," according to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch report.
Insight: His first two seasons were a disappointment to fantasy owners after coming out as the No. 8 overall pick of the 2013 draft. The hope is he'll follow a trend of breakout seasons for third-year receivers.
Miles Austin, WR, PHI6/20/2015 12:54:00 PM
Description: Wide receiver Miles Austin just has impressed coach Chip kelly, according to a CSN Philly report.
Insight: Austin is a veteran who knows how to play the position. He's been a mentor to the young wideouts which is good for the Eagles, but unlikely to make Austin a fantasy-worthy option. The former Cowboys and Browns receiver hasn't been on radar screens since 2012.
Cam Newton, QB, CAR6/20/2015 12:12:00 PM
Description: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is said to have looked pretty good in OTAs this spring.
Insight: Carolina's starting quarterback is still just 26-years-old so improvement is expected. He's also going to be throwing to a better receiving group than he's ever had. Second-year wideout Kelvin Benjamin, talented rookie Devin Funchess and Greg Olsen should be his three top options.
C.J. Spiller, RB, NOS6/20/2015 12:08:00 PM
Description: It will be interesting to see how Saints coach sean Payton uses running back C.J. Spiller this season.
Insight: Will he split time with Mark Ingram, or will he be more of the third-down receiving back like the old Reggie Bush role? Spiller was once a highly-touted fantasy option, but never lived up to the hype, primarily because he always seemed to be injured. Or outplayed by Fred Jackson.
Shane Vereen, RB, NYG6/19/2015 9:19:00 PM
Description: Giants running back Shane Vereen is not going to just be a third-down back according to NJ.com.
Insight: Vereen was always a fantasy football favorite, especially in PPR leagues, but last season, Bill Belichick just never gave any running back consistent playing time, and Vereen's fantasy value suffered from that. Vereen is a potential sleeper.
Terrelle Pryor, QB, SEA6/19/2015 9:17:00 PM
Description: Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor is willing to play wide receiver in the NFL according to Pro Football Talk.
Insight: Pryor spent some time with the Bengals this offseason, but Cincinnati released him this week. Back in May, Pryor said he only wanted to play quarterback, however, he seems to have changed his mind since he apparently has no other options to stay in the NFL. At 26 years old, it will be interesting to see if Pryor can make the transition.
Jordan Matthews, WR, PHI6/19/2015 9:06:00 PM
Description: Eagles rookie receiver Jordan Matthews is expected to stay in the slot during his second season according to CSN Philly.
Insight: Matthews is the most-talented receiver on the Eagles roster, but Chip Kelly wants to continue to use him in mismatches in the slot, which actually might work out better for fantasy owners. He had 67 catches, 872 yards and eight touchdowns in his rookie season, and as Sam Bradford's No. 1 target this season, he should easily surpass those totals.
Joseph Randle, RB, DAL6/19/2015 9:00:00 PM
Description: The Dallas Cowboys are expected to "spread the touches" between Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden and Lance Dunbar this season according to the Fort-Worth Star-Telegram.
Insight: But if the Cowboys run the same amount as last season, they have over 31 carries to "spread around" between those three guys. He might not get the 24 carries DeMarco Murray saw in 2014, but Randle has to be in line for the majority of the touches. He averaged 6.7 yards per carry last season and clearly has the most talent. Meanwhile, McFadden will likely not make it through the season unhurt.
Allen Robinson, WR, JAC6/19/2015 8:52:00 PM
Description: Jaguars rookie receiver Allen Robinson has been "unbelieveable" at Jaguars OTAs.
Insight: Robinson has impressed in OTAs and minicamp and is poised to get a ton of targets this season. Even with the developing Blake Bortles throwing him the ball, Robinson could be a sneaky fantasy play in 2015.
Daniel Thomas, RB, CHI6/19/2015 8:49:00 PM
Description: Chicago signed running back Daniel Thomas.
Insight: Thomas will try to provide some depth behind Matt Forte. The former second-round pick has averaged 3.6 yards per carry and scored 13 touchdowns in his four-year career.
Matt Ryan, QB, ATL6/19/2015 1:04:00 PM
Description: Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan along with his receivers have indicated the team would like to be more balanced in 2015, according to an AJC report.
Insight: It's a nice theory, but that doesn't always work out in practice when your two best players are your quarterback and wide receiver. Ryan threw for 4,694 yards and 28 touchdowns against 14 interceptions.
Devonta Freeman, RB, ATL6/19/2015 1:01:00 PM
Description: It appears Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is still ahead of Indiana rookie Tevin Coleman, according to an Atlanta Journal Constitution report.
Insight: "He’s going to be a guy we're going to feature in a lot of different ways," said coach Dan Quinn. Rookies always have a lot to learn so it is expected that Freeman will be out in front in June. Check back in August.
Victor Cruz, WR, NYG6/18/2015 10:19:00 AM
Description: Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz told Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News that he would be 100 percent by late July, early August.
Insight: A combination of a healthy Cruz and talented second-year wideout Odell Beckham Jr. could be one of the best pair of receivers in the league. Hopefully, there will be no setbacks in Cruz's return to the field.
Julio Jones, WR, ATL6/18/2015 10:18:00 AM
Description: Falcons receiver Julio Jones has been at practice everyday despite being in contract negotiations with the team.
Insight: Jones knows he needs to be on the field to learn the new Kyle Shanahan offense and that to sit out would be selfish. This has to earn him the respect of his teammates. Demaryius Thomas and Dez Bryant are you paying attention?
Jacob Tamme, TE, ATL6/18/2015 10:14:00 AM
Description: Falcons tight end Jacob Tamme appears to be the early front-runner for the job in Atlanta.
Insight: It's between Tamme, Tony Moeaki and returning starter Levine Toilolo. Moeaki is injured more than healthy amd Toilolo is limited in talent leaving Tamme. We know Matt Ryan likes to throw to his tight end if he can find one that can catch the ball and Tamme might be that guy.
Ameer Abdullah, RB, DET6/18/2015 10:10:00 AM
Description: Detroit Lions rookie running back Ameer Abdullah is getting first-team reps with Joique Bell sidelined.
Insight: Abdullah could see plenty of action in his first year and appears to be the handcuff for Bell, not Theo Riddick
Danny Woodhead, RB, SDC6/15/2015 2:40:00 PM
Description: Chargers running back Danny Woodhead's rehab is right on track, according to Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Insight: Woodhead was a top PPR back in 2013 when he hauled in 76 balls for 605 yards and six scores. He should return to that role behind rookie running back Melvin Gordon in 2015.
Dez Bryant, WR, DAL6/13/2015 1:33:00 PM
Description: Rumors of Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant sitting out Game 1 of the regular season, being bandied about in the media are laughable.
Insight: It's June and fantasy owners should ignore all talk about contracts until a player starts missing trainig camp and exhibition games. More likely it's a line being fed to the media by an agent to help get the fans on his player's side.
Taylor Gabriel, WR, CLE6/12/2015 2:58:00 PM
Description: Browns second-year receiver Taylor Gabriel should end up being the team's deep threat in 2015.
Insight: Now if we can just find someone to consistently throw the long ball. Gabriel averaged 17 ypc last season and with Dwayne Bowe and Brian Hartline around, Gabriel is the best bet for big yardage.
Marqise Lee, WR, JAC6/11/2015 2:48:00 PM
Description: Jaguars second-year wide receiver Marqise Lee injured a knee in OTAs and could miss next week's minicamp, according to Hays carlyon of the Florida Times-Union.
Insight: It doesn't appear to be serious and the team is just being cautious, but it's worthy watching. The Jaguars added a pass-catching tight end (Julius Thomas), but nothing at wideout that could keep Lee from starting in Week 1 ... assuming he is healthy.
Davante Adams, WR, GBP6/11/2015 12:09:00 PM
Description: Packers second-year receiver Davante Adams has continued to improve this offseason, said All-Pro QB Aaron Rodgers.
Insight: Had Randall Cobb signed elsewhere, Adams would be a fantasy star, but with Cobb and Jordy Nelson back for another season he'll have to settle for No. 3 workload. He's got plenty of talent and it would be a smart move for Cobb or Nelson owners to handcuff Adams.
Ameer Abdullah, RB, DET6/11/2015 12:07:00 PM
Description: Detroit Lions rookie running back Ameer Abdullah is getting plenty of praise from OC Joe Lombardi.
Insight: The OC has been particularly happy with his better-than-expected receiving skills. We all know that coaches can go overboard at this time of year, but Abdullah could see plenty of action in his first year.
Randall Cobb, WR, GBP6/9/2015 12:05:00 PM
Description: Packers star wideout Randall Cobb was quoted as saying, "it will be hard to top what I did last year."
Insight: Not exactly what fantasy owners want to hear, even if it might be true. The development of Davante Adams will force some additional targets his way, but owners should not be scared to pick Cobb who caught 91 balls for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns last season. Aaron Rodgers isn't going to forget him.
Shane Vereen, RB, NYG6/9/2015 11:59:00 AM
Description: More than one beat reporter has said that Giants newly-acquired running back Shane Vereen will be a big part of the New York offense.
Insight: Vereen obviously has the best hands in the backfield, but he could also get enough rushing attempts to be fantasy worthy in non-PPR leagues as well. We will have to see how the distribution between Rashad Jennings, Vereen and Andre Williams shakes out.
Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR6/9/2015 11:55:00 AM
Description: Panthers fans and fantasy owners are expecting big things from running back Jonathan Stewart now that DeAngelo Williams is gone.
Insight: Stewart ran well at the end of last season with two 100-yard games in the final four weeks. if he can stay healthy, this could finally be the year. He's currewntly the 21st RB off the board, according to fantasyfootballcalculator.com and that could be low.
Carson Palmer, QB, ARI6/9/2015 11:50:00 AM
Description: Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (torn left ACL) has been clears for 11-on-11 drills.
Insight: Palmer was missed by both the Cardinals and fantasy owners and his return in time for training camp would greatly increase the value of Arizona receivers and the offense in general. So far, so good.
DeVante Parker, WR, MIA6/9/2015 11:48:00 AM
Description: Miami Dolphins rookie wide receiver DeVante Parker (No. 14 overall pick) had foot surgery last Friday and according to a Palm Beach Post report by Andrew Abramson is on an 8-12 week timetable.
Insight: Based on facts from the article, however, the average player with this injury returns in 12.3 weeks, so lets look at the high end of the estimate. The Louisville alum Parker is expected to grab the spot opposite second-year receiver Jarius Landry. With an improving Ryan Tannehill under center, Parker could be a nice late-round pick with upside.
Derek Carr, QB, OAK6/8/2015 3:23:00 PM
Description: Raiders second-year quarterback Derek Carr has been cleared for the team's mini camp and should be 100 percent ready to go by training camp.
Insight: Considering what he had to work with, Carr's rookie numbers weren't horrible (3,270 yards, 21 TDs, 12 INTs). That should certainly improve in 2015 with Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree added to the wide receiver mix and a solid receiving back in Roy Helu for third-down work.
Devin Funchess, WR, CAR6/8/2015 1:22:00 PM
Description: Carolina Panthers rookie wide receiver Devin Funchess (No. 41 overall pick) is getting extra work with Kelvin Benjamin sidelined.
Insight: Funchess has been playing all three wideout position in the OTAs which can't hurt him come this fall. Benjamin and tight end Greg Olsen figure to be the team's two leading receivers again, but Funchess has the talent to be a factor for fantasy owners as the No. 3 guy.
Kelvin Benjamin, WR, CAR6/8/2015 1:19:00 PM
Description: Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin is still sidelined by a hamstring injury, reports Panthers beat writer Joe Person.
Insight: Benjamin has been dealing with the problem since mid-May. Hopefully they are just being conservative and it's not an Odell Beckham-type injury that keeps him off the field for the start of the season. Stay tuned.
Brandin Cooks, WR, NOS6/8/2015 10:43:00 AM
Description: Saints rookie wideout Brandin Cooks, who spent the second half of the season sidelined by a thumb injury, knows this that 2015 is a key season for him.
Insight: "I'm definitely ahead of where I was last year mentally, knowing my plays and just having that true confidence when I'm running around, he told ESPN's Mike Triplett. With Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills moving on, Cooks should become Drew Brees' favorite target and a fantasy stud in 2015.
Peyton Manning, QB, DEN6/8/2015 10:36:00 AM
Description: Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is doing his usual offseason training with Duke head coach David Cutcliffe.
Insight: Cutcliffe, his former OC at Tennessee, is still amazed by Manning's focus and intensity, according to the Denver Post report. Manning is 39-years-old, but even with rumors of a more balanced offense in 2015 is still a top-tier fantasy quarterback.
Eli Manning, QB, NYG6/6/2015 3:47:00 PM
Description: Giants quarterback Eli Manning has a lot of things going for him in 2015 which could help him improve on last season's totals.
Insight: Manning finished 2014 with 4,410 yards, 30 touchdowns and 14 interceptions which was already a solid season. Add in a second year under OC Ben McAdoo, no offseason surgery, the return of Victor Cruz and hopefully a full season with Odell Beckham Jr.
Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, MIN6/6/2015 2:12:00 PM
Description: Vikings wide receiver/kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson is likely to be just a return man in 2015, according to Brian Murphy of TwinCities.com.
Insight: Patterson was a complete disaster at wideout and with newly-acquired Mike Wallace, Charles Johnson and Jarius Wright in front of him isn't likely to see much work on the outside.
Amari Cooper, WR, OAK6/5/2015 1:52:00 PM
Description: Oakland Raiders rookie wideout Amari Cooper is earning rave reviews at the OTAs, according to Adam Caplan.
Insight: The team source Caplan talked to was said to describe him as "runs great routes and almost no mental errors." This is what we expected from the most polished receiver in the draft. With little competition for quarterback Derek Carr's attention, Cooper is the favorite to lead all rookies in receiving.
DeVante Parker, WR, MIA6/5/2015 1:47:00 PM
Description: Miami Dolphins rookie wide receiver DeVante Parker (No. 14 overall pick) had foot surgery on Friday and is questionable for the start of the season.
Insight: The Louisville alum Parker was expected to grab the spot opposite second-year receiver Jarius Landry to replace the departed Mike Wallace. With an improving Ryan Tannehill under center, Parker could be a nice late-round pick with upside.
Justin Forsett, RB, BAL6/4/2015 11:03:00 AM
Description: The change in OC for the Ravens could help running back Justin Forsett to a monster receiving total this season.
Insight: Just look how new OC Marc Trestman used Matt Forte in Chicago. That wasn't the first time Trestman has featured a back out of the backfield. Expect Forsett's 44-catch 2014 season to take a big jump this season.
De'Anthony Thomas, RB, KAN6/4/2015 10:59:00 AM
Description: Chiefs running back De'Anthony Thomas is taking all his reps as a wide receiver this season.
Insight: Not surprising. The Chiefs have two excellent option in the backfield (Jamaal Charles, Knile Davis) and are weak outside at receiver. So far, Thomas hasn't proven he can be fantasy worthy.
Darren McFadden, RB, DAL6/4/2015 10:56:00 AM
Description: Former Raiders and now Cowboys running back Darren McFadden is sitting out the OTA with a hamstring injury.
Insight: Tell me if you have heard this one before. McFadden is hurt. It's why he shouldn't be anything more than a handcuff for Joseph Randle this season.
Dez Bryant, WR, DAL6/4/2015 10:53:00 AM
Description: Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant and the team are trying to work out a long-term deal before the July 15 deadline, but don't let that effect your opinion of his fantasy value in 2015-16.
Insight: Deal or no deal, he's going to be a stud again this season. Maybe even more so because the Cowboys don't have DeMarco Murray to overwork this season.
Cam Newton, QB, CAR6/2/2015 4:52:00 PM
Description: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton signed a five-year, $103.8 million contract extension with Carolina.
Insight: The deal has $60 million guaranteed, and it locks Newton up as Carolina's starting quarterback fro years to come.
T.J. Yeldon, RB, JAC6/2/2015 1:49:00 PM
Description: Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon is being called the starter both from local writers and the official team website.
Insight: Yeldon is in front of Toby Gerhart, Denard Robinson, Storm Johnson and Bernard Pierce. We will see whether he can stay there.
Sam Bradford, QB, PHI6/2/2015 1:45:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia quarterback Sam Bradford took part in 7-on-7 drills Tuesday.
Insight: Bradford and Mark Sanchez alternated. Anything that shows progress for Bradford's knee is good news. The Eagles QB spot should be good to fantasy owners, but first we have to figure out who that will be.
Larry Donnell, TE, NYG6/1/2015 1:24:00 PM
Description: Giants tight end Larry Donnell was spotted at the latest OTA wearing a walking boot on his left foot, according to an nj.com report.
Insight: We await further word. Donnell was a solid TE2 last season with 63 catches for 623 yards and six touchdowns, but most of the damage was done early in the season before the Giants' passing game became "Odell Beckham centric." If Victor Cruz is healthy he'll fall even further.
Justin Hunter, WR, TENCold6/1/2015 1:18:00 PM
Description: Titans receiver Justin Hunter, once thought to be the future, is now on the spot just to keep his roster spot, based on recent Ken Whisenhunt comments.
Insight: "At some point, you either get it or you won't be in this league anymore, said Whisenhunt to The Tennessean. Barring injury, Hunter is likely to be behind, Kendall Wright, Harry Douglas and Dorial Green-Beckham, which means his fantasy value is minimal.
Rob Gronkowski, TE, NEP6/1/2015 1:12:00 PM
Description: Unlike the past few season, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will head into OTAs and training camp completely healthy. Knock on wood.
Insight: With run-happy Seattle now the home of Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski should be the unanimous No. 1 fantasy tight end option.
Tevin Coleman, RB, ATL6/1/2015 12:19:00 PM
Description: Atlanta Falcons rookie running back Tevin Coleman (No. 73 overall pick in the third round) will get a chence to start if he can beat out Devonta Freeman.
Insight: Coleman was a very productive runner in college (Indiana), rushing for 3,219 yards and 28 touchdowns in 452 career rushes. Coleman's progress as a pass protector will likely determine whether he gets the starting gig.
Devonta Freeman, RB, ATL6/1/2015 12:15:00 PM
Description: Falcons running back Devonta Freeman opened OTAs as the first-team running back, but he's have to beat out indiana rookie Tevin Coleman to start in Week 1.
Insight: Coach Dan Quinn confirmed the two-man battle for the top spot on the depth chart. The winner of the competition should certainly have low-end starting fantasy value, though the Falcons haven't had a 1,000-yard rusher since 2011 (Michael Turner).
Tom Brady, QB, NEP5/30/2015 10:34:00 AM
Description: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will have his appeal heard on June 23.
Insight: At least we should know the final suspension total before training camps begin. No matter what, Jimmy Garoppolo will likely start Week 1 against the Steelers. The question is whether the league will cut anything off the announced four-game suspension.
NaVorro Bowman, LB, SFX5/30/2015 10:32:00 AM
Description: San Francisco linebacker Navorro Bowman (torn left ACL and MCL) is trying to work his way back, but the progress is slow, according to a CSN Bay area report.
Insight: The 49ers defense has taken a lot of hits lately and could really use a Navorro Bowman playing at his old All-Pro level, but at this point we can't be sure that will happen.
Josh McCown, QB, TAM5/29/2015 10:49:00 AM
Description: Browns quarterback Josh McCown will be the starting quarterback without much of a challenge from Johnny Manziel, says beat reporter Tony Grossi.
Insight: As expected McCown is ahead of Johnny Manziel, but this report says there isn't even a real competition and that the Browns are "moving on" from "Johnny Football."
Sam Bradford, QB, PHI5/29/2015 10:45:00 AM
Description: Multiple reports out of Philadelphia have quarterback Sam Bradford walking with a "pronounced limp."
Insight: Bradford could end up being a huge bargain this season in the Chip Kelly up tempo offense, but he could also end up watching the season from the sidelines. If you decide to take a flier on him, you absolutely must handcuff Mark Sanchez.
C.J. Anderson, RB, DEN5/28/2015 8:09:00 PM
Description: Broncos running backs C.J. Anderson and Montee Ball are splitting first-team reps at Denver OTAs this week according to 9 News Denver.
Insight: The Broncos new coaching staff wants to have an open competition at the position, but Anderson is still the heavy favorite to start. Owners must have whoever start in Peyton Manning's backfield, especially in Gary Kubiak's running back friendly offense.
Matt Jones, RB, WAS5/26/2015 2:15:00 PM
Description: It appears that rookie running back Matt Jones has the inside track to be the team's third-down back.
Insight: That is the Roy Helu role from last season. He is apparently ahead of Silas Redd and Chris Thompson and at this point would be the handcuff for Alfred Morris.
Josh McCown, QB, TAM5/26/2015 11:54:00 AM
Description: Browns quarterback Josh McCown opened their OTA as the starting quarterback, notes beat reporter Tony Grossi.
Insight: As expected McCown is ahead of Johnny Manziel, but it's a long time from May until Opening Day in September.
Joseph Randle, RB, DAL5/26/2015 11:48:00 AM
Description: Cowboys running back Joseph Randle is expected to be the starter come Week 1, according to a Dallas Morning News report.
Insight: That's assuming, of course, the Cowboys backfield choices are between Randle, Darren McFadden, Ryan Williams and Lance Dunbar.
Ray McDonald, DT, CHI5/26/2015 9:45:00 AM
Description: Bears DE Ray McDonald was released late Monday after being arrested on a domestic violence charge.
Insight: That didn't take long. It's hard to see any team signing McDonald at this point.
Ray McDonald, DT, CHI5/25/2015 1:51:00 PM
Description: Bears DE Ray McDonald has been arrested on a domestic violence charge, according to veteran reporter Damian Trujillo.
Insight: Haven't we been here before? It's actually the third time he's been accused in the last nine months. Can't believe the Bears will keep him around despite their huge need for help on the defensive side of the ball.
James White, RB, NEP5/25/2015 10:24:00 AM
Description: Patriots' second-year running back James White will be one of three guys seeking to take over the Shane Vereen role.
Insight: White will battle with Travaris Cadet and Dion Lewis for the Patriots' third-down role. Of course, starting any New England running back is always an "adventure." Watch this competition in preseason, but the likelihood is that only LeGarrette Blount will be fantasy worthy.
Marcedes Lewis, TE, JAC5/25/2015 10:20:00 AM
Description: Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis should not be on any fantasy radar screens in 2015.
Insight: Lewis' last year of fantasy relevance was 2010 and with the Jaguars signing Julius Thomas in the offseason, Lewis will be a blocking TE.
Marvin Jones, WR, CIN5/25/2015 10:18:00 AM
Description: Bengals receiver Marvin Jones has been cleared for OTAs, according to a bengals.com report.
Insight: Jones caught 51 balls for 712 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2013 and made the Bengals passing game much more explosive with him playing opposition A.J. Green. If he's back and healthy, fantasy owners shouldn't forget how good he was two seasons ago.
Nelson Agholor, WR, PHI5/25/2015 10:14:00 AM
Description: Eagles rookie receiver Nelson Agholor figures to start from Week 1, according to reports.
Insight: Given the other options, this probably isn't shocking news. Last year's rookie, Jordan Matthews, and Agholor should carry the majority of the wide receiver workload with tight end Zach Ertz roaming in the middle. Don't expect much from Josh Huff, Riley Cooper or Miles Austin.
Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN5/25/2015 10:08:00 AM
Description: Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson is skipping OTAs and workouts and appears to still want to be traded, according to a Yahoo Sports report.
Insight: He's under contract and doesn't have much leverage in this battle of wills. Plus his monster contract ($12.75 million in 2015) would be hard for other teams (read Dallas) to absorb.
Ben Tate, RB, DAL5/21/2015 1:08:00 PM
Description: Free agent running back Ben Tate is in Dallas Thursday to work out for the Cowboys.
Insight: Obviously the Cowboys are still seeking an upgrade at running back. They also brought in former Cowboy running back Felix Jones - a Jerry Jones favorite. Neither is likely to help.
Felix Jones, RB, DAL5/21/2015 1:00:00 PM
Description: Former Cowboys running back Felix Jones is back in the Lone Star State working out for Dallas on Thursday.
Insight: Talk about desperate for running back help. Jones isn't alone, we hear Ben Tate is also in town. Neither back is the answer to the Cowboys running back problems.
Geno Smith, QB, NYJ5/20/2015 4:09:00 PM
Description: Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey said there will be no quarterback competition as Geno Smith will "probably" be the Week 1 starter according to ESPN New York.
Insight: This is a big surprise considering how poorly Smith has played at times during his career. He did show flashes of great quarterback play, including a 20-for-25, 358 yards and three touchdown day in the season finale as the Jets knocked off the Dolphins and prevented Miami from staying alive for the playoffs. Smith will have to solve his turnover issue, however, to become fantasy relevant. He had 16 turnovers in 14 games in 2014.
Tom Brady, QB, NEP5/11/2015 5:46:00 PM
Description: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been suspended four games for his role in DeflateGate.
Insight: New England has also lost their 2016 first-round pick and 2017 fourth-rounder, along with being handed a $1 million fine. Brady will likely appeal the suspension, which could potentially be reduced to two or three games. No matter what, Jimmy Garoppolo will likely start Week 1 against the Steelers.
C.J. Anderson, RB, DEN5/10/2015 10:12:00 AM
Description: Former Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase said running back C.J. Anderson was not in great shape, struggling with his conditioning at times last season according to the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: That would make sense as Anderson seemed to tire over the season. He had just a 3.8 yard per carry average in December. Still, he averaged 4.7 yards per attempt over the whole season, rushing for 849 yards and scoring 10 total touchdowns. That wasn't bad for a waiver wire pickup midway through the season, but it will be intriguing where he lands on the Denver depth chart this year and consequently, where he falls in fantasy drafts. New coach Gary Kubiak has not assured Anderson a starting role in the backfield.
Dante Fowler Jr, DE, JAC5/8/2015 6:08:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville rookie Dante Fowler has indeed suffered a torn ACL.
Insight: He will miss the entire season, and unfortuantely will not play his first snap until 2016.
Dante Fowler Jr, DE, JAC5/8/2015 3:06:00 PM
Description: The first defensive selection in this year's draft, Dante Fowler, was carted off the field during an 11-on-11 drill Friday.
Insight: He appeared to injure his left knee. We await further word.
Tom Brady, QB, NEP5/6/2015 4:50:00 PM
Description: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady could face discipline for his invovlement in "Deflategate" according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Insight: The Ted Wells report didn't have definitive evidence, but one can connect the dots and figure out that Brady instructed the Patriots equipment staff to decrease the air in the footballs. It is possible that Brady will be suspended the first game of the season, which would mean the NFL opener would be without Brady and Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell. As far as fantasy, if Brady misses just one game, it should effect his preseason value.
LeGarrette Blount, RB, NEP5/5/2015 11:12:00 AM
Description: Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount coukld be in for a huge season ... assuming he can stay out of trouble and Bill Belichick's doghouse.
Insight: The Pats lost Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley in the offseason, but didn't replace them at the draft. That should leave Blount as the workhorse.
Carson Palmer, QB, ARI5/5/2015 11:05:00 AM
Description: Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (torn left ACL) was participating in drills Monday, according to an azcardinals.com report.
Insight: At this point, we fell he should be ready for the opening week. Palmer was missed by both the Cardinals and fantasy owners and his return in time for training camp would greatly increase the value of Arizona receivers and the offense in general.
Josh McCown, QB, TAM5/4/2015 9:18:00 PM
Description: Browns quarterback Josh McCown will open training camp as the Browns starting quarterback according to CBS Cleveland.
Insight: Coach Mike Pettine didn't flat out say McCown will be the team's starter, but he phrased it "fair to say" McCown would be the starter. This shouldn't be a surprise. The Browns didn't draft a quarterback, McCown is due $6.25 million, and Johnny Maziel is, well, still Manziel. McCown, however, should only be drafted in very deep or two-quarterback fantasy leagues.
DeAndre Carter, WR, BAL5/4/2015 10:37:00 AM
Description: The Ravens signed Sacramento State WR DeAndre Carter.
Insight: Not a bad landing spot, on a team with only Steve Smith Sr. and rookie Breshad Perriman locked in at the position. Carter was a Sports Network FCS All-American in 2014 after catching 99 passes for 1,321 yards and 17 TDs,
James Jones, WR, OAK5/4/2015 10:30:00 AM
Description: Raiders receiver James Jones was released.
Insight: The aging veteran was replaced by Michael Crabtree and first-round pick Amari Cooper. It was just a few years ago (2012) that Jones amassed 14 touchdown catches with Green Bay, but he's never been a fantasy stud. He could latch on somewhere but his days with fantasy value are over.
Jameis Winston, QB5/4/2015 10:26:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie quarterback Jameis Winston will not be a two-sport player a la Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders.
Insight: Winston was an FSU reliever with nine career saves, a 1.08 ERA and 0.92 WHIP, but the contract he signed in Tampa included a clause against playing baseball. He was a 12th round pick of the Texas Rangers in 2012.
Doug Martin, RB, TAM5/4/2015 10:22:00 AM
Description: Buccaneers running back Doug Martin finished the 2014 season strong, but his 2016 option wasn't picked up and he may not be part of the team's long-term plans.
Insight: Martin has never come close to matching his 2012 production (1,454 yards, 11 TDs on the ground) and the Bucs seem to be moving toward second-year RB Charles Sims.
Charles Sims, RB, TAM5/4/2015 10:17:00 AM
Description: The Buccaneers want second-year running back Charles Sims to be the "feature" back this season, according to the Pewter Report.
Insight: While Sims may turn into Tampa Bay's lead back, there is too much uncertainty surrounding the Buccaneers backfield for us to recommend starting him ... yet. He played the final eight games in 2014, averaging just 2.8 ypg, but caught 19 balls for 190 yards. Lovie Smith seems to like his pass-catching ability and Doug Martin could be on his way out of town.
Alfred Morris, RB, WAS5/3/2015 10:04:00 PM
Description: Washington coach Jay Gruden confirmed with ESPN that running back Alfred Morris will continue to see a majority of the carries next season.
Insight: Washington took Florida running back Matt Jones in the third round, but Gruden reassured Morris that Jones is only going to provide the position depth. Roy Helu, who was Morris' backup, left the team via free agency. Morris had his worst season of his career last year, but he could be a bounce back candidate with offensive line guru Bill Callahan in town and No. 5 overall pick right tackle Brandon Scherff the team's newest blocker.
Andre Ellington, RB, ARI5/3/2015 9:59:00 PM
Description: Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told ESPN that running back Andre Ellington will keep the same role he had last season before his injury.
Insight: Arizona did address the running back position in the draft, but the team picked Northern Iowa running back David Johnson, who is not a true workhorse. Johnson, like Ellington, is better in the receiving game, so he really will only be Ellington's backup. Hopefully, Ellington can completely recover from his foot injury and produce more than last season. After he averaged 5.5 yards per attempt his rookie season, he only averaged 3.3 yards per attempt in 2014.
Zac Stacy, RB, NYJ5/2/2015 5:26:00 PM
Description: Running back Zac Stacy has apparently been traded to the Jets.
Insight: Stacy will compete for playing time with Chris Ivory and Stevan Ridley, but will likely not be much of a fantasy factor in New York.
Tony Lippett, WR, MIA5/2/2015 2:54:00 PM
Description: The Dolphins needed WR help this offseason and added Tony Lippett from MSU in the fifth round.
Insight: The 2014 Big Ten Wide Receiver of the Year, finished his Michigan State career with 149 catches for 2,247 yards and 15 TDs, but ran a 4.61 at the Combine and seems to have limited value behind Jarvis Landry, top pick DeVante Parker and recently acquired Kenny Stills.
Karlos Williams, RB, BUF5/2/2015 2:46:00 PM
Description: The Bills selected RB Karlos Williams of Florida State in the fifth round.
Insight: Not a great landing spot for Williams, what with LeSean McCoy and Fred Jackson in front of him. He's a project at best and fantasy owners should wait and see how the project turns out.
Jay Ajayi, RB, MIA5/2/2015 2:36:00 PM
Description: The Miami Dolphins added running back help with a fifth-round selection from Boise State - Jay Ajayi.
Insight: Ajayi might have been a second-day selection except for worries about a right knee issue. At Boise he rushed for 3,796 yards and 50 touchdowns and caught 73 balls. He ran a 4.57 40 at the Combine.
Brett Hundley, QB, GBP5/2/2015 2:29:00 PM
Description: The Green Bay Packers selected quarterback Brett Hundley in the fifth round.
Insight: No, Aaron Rodgers isn't going anywhere for the next few years, but we may have a glimpse of life after Rodgers. He should certainly be able to beat out Scott Tolzien for the backup role.
Rashad Greene, WR, JAC5/2/2015 2:24:00 PM
Description: Add Florida State WR Rashad Greene to the Jaguars' receiver pool. They drafted him in the fifth round.
Insight: Greene joins Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns, Marqise Lee and possibly Justin Blackmon to the list. It's hard to figure out in May who will win the top spots and the most targets.
David Cobb, RB, TEN5/2/2015 2:23:00 PM
Description: Obviously not completely happy with their running back situation, the Titans selected Davis Cobb in the fifth round.
Insight: Cobb was a workhorse back in 2014 for the Gophers, but is similar in style to Shonn Greene. Bishop Sankey owners can't be happy.
Mike Davis, RB, SFX5/2/2015 1:25:00 PM
Description: The 49ers selected Mike Davis of South Carolina with a fourth round pick.
Insight: Davis was a bit disappointing in 2014 after a solid 2013 season and a 4.61 40 time doesn't help his cause. He'll start pretty deep on the depth chart behind Carlos Hyde, Reggie Bush and Kendall Hunter and probably won't help fantasy owners in his rookie season.
Javorius Allen, RB, BAL5/2/2015 1:19:00 PM
Description: The Ravens selected Javorius Allen of USC in the fourth round.
Insight: Allen isn't a workhorse back, but can make one cut and go, block and catch passes, so he could be a useful third-down back in the NFL. However, that's unlikely to make him a high value fantasy asset.
Vince Mayle, WR, CLE5/2/2015 1:18:00 PM
Description: The Browns finally made a move to help their weak wide receiver corps, drafting Vince Mayle in the fourth round.
Insight: A big receiver who isn't fast (4.67 40), Mayle still amassed 148 catches for 2,022 yards at Washington State. He's more like a tight end than a wideout and his fantasy value doesn't figure to be very big.
Justin Hardy, WR, ATL5/2/2015 12:37:00 PM
Description: The Falcons may have found their No. 3 receiver to replace Harry Douglas (Tennessee) in Justin Hardy from East Carolina.
Insight: Hardy set all kind of records at ECU with 387 receptions for 4,541 yards and 35 touchdowns, but the Falcons are set on the outside with Julio Jones and Roddy White. On the other hand, isn't White about a 100-years-old?
Jeremy Langford, RB, CHI5/2/2015 12:36:00 PM
Description: The Bears selected Michigan State running back Jeremy Langford, but don't expect much fantasy value in his rookie season behind workhorse Matt Forte.
Insight: Langford ran a 4.42 40 at the combine after rushing for 2,967 yards following in Le'Veon Bell's footsteps at MSU, but as long as Forte is healthy he'll be fighting for leftovers.
Jamison Crowder, WR, WAS5/2/2015 12:30:00 PM
Description: The Redskins' fourth-round pick, Jamison Crowder, is a quality receiver, though small at 5-foot-8, 185 lbs and will likely help Washington specials teams at first.
Insight: He caught 283 balls for 3,641 yards and 23 touchdowns at Duke, but will have to wait his turn behind DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon.
Bryce Petty, QB, NYJ5/2/2015 12:24:00 PM
Description: The Jets may have their future quarterback in hand after drafting Bryce Petty of Baylor in the fourth round.
Insight: Petty has plenty of arm and is a very good athlete, but will have to learn a pro offense. He shouldn't be expected to help fantasy owners in his rookie season.
Duke Johnson, RB, CLE5/1/2015 10:41:00 PM
Description: The Cleveland Browns drafted Miami running back Duke Johnson with the No. 77 overall pick in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Insight: The Browns are obviously not sold on the running backs, Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell, they selected last season. Who can blame them? Neither running back was able to emerge as a clear front-runner to the starting job. Part of the problem could have been too many "cooks in the kitchen" as the Browns also had veteran Ben Tate in the backfield at the beginning of last season, but Tate was released in the middle of the season. This pick makes the Browns backfield a three-headed monster once again.
Chris Conley, WR, KAN5/1/2015 10:37:00 PM
Description: The Kansas City Chiefs selected Georgia wide receiver Chris Conley with the No. 76 overall pick in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Insight: The Chiefs wide receiver issues have been well documented. Kansas City didn't have passing touchdown to a wideout last season, so the position has been a big focus for the Chiefs this offseason. They signed Jeremy Maclin in the offseason and now added Conley. Conley didn't excell in college, but he didn't have a great quarterback with him last season. Conley should compete for the other starting wide receiver spot opposite Maclin.
Garrett Grayson, QB, NOS5/1/2015 10:31:00 PM
Description: The New Orleans Saints drafted Colorado State quarterback Garrett Grayson with the No. 75 overall in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Insight: So the first quarterback on Day 2 has finally been taken. This is a very interesting pick. The Saints had salary cap issues in March that led to the team losing Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills. They did sign running back C.J. Spiller, but this team is rebuilding and has seemingly found Drew Brees' replacement. Brees is 36 and probably has just two or three really good years left.
Tevin Coleman, RB, ATL5/1/2015 10:28:00 PM
Description: The Atlanta Falcons selected Indiana running back Travis Coleman with the No. 73 overall pick in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Insight: Coleman was a very productive runner in college, rushing for 3,219 yards and 28 touchdowns in 452 career rushes. Coleman can also pass protect, so there is a good chance he starts right away with only Devonta Freeman and Antone Smith left at running back on the Falcons roster. With Kyle Shanahan as his offensive coordinator, Coleman has high upside in fantasy this season.
Jaelen Strong, WR, HOU5/1/2015 10:00:00 PM
Description: The Houston Texans selected Arizona State wide receiver Jaelen Strong with the No. 70 overall pick in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Insight: Strong had first-round grades in a lot of mock drafts, so this is a steal for the Texans. He had a wrist injury at the end of the season last year, so perhaps that scared some teams away. Strong will replace Andre Johnson and play next to DeAndre Hopkins, and if Houston can get consistency out of their quarterback position, Strong could be a fantasy sleeper like he might be in this draft.
Tyler Lockett, WR, SEA5/1/2015 9:54:00 PM
Description: The Seattle Seahawks picked Kansas State wide receiver Tyler Lockett with the No. 69 overall pick in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Insight: Mel Kiper compared Lockett to Phillip Dorsett, who the Colts selected at the end of the first round, so the Seahawks certainly get value here in the early third round. The weakess position on the Seahawks roster is wide receiver, so Lockett could be that missing playmaker this team has needed since it traded away Percy Harvin.
Clive Walford, TE, OAK5/1/2015 9:51:00 PM
Description: The Oakland Raiders selected Miami tight end Clive Walford with the 68th overall pick in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Insight: Well one think is for sure, Trey Wingo love him. Walford posted the most impressive numbers of any tight end in Miami football history, which is quite impressive considering Jeremy Shockey, Bubba Franks, Kellen Winslow and Greg Olsen are just some of the recent tight ends to have gone to Miami. This is another solid pick for the Oakland Raiders.
Maxx Williams, TE, BAL5/1/2015 9:08:00 PM
Description: The Baltimore Ravens selected Minnesota Tight End Maxx Williams with the 55th overall pick in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Insight: The Ravens are clearly restocking their skill players to help quarterback Joe Flacco. Baltimore traded up in front of rival Pittsburgh, who was also interested in Williams, to draft the former Golden Gophers tight end. He comes from a very athletic family and should compete with the always injured Dennis Pitta for the No. 1 tight end job in 2015.
Ameer Abdullah, RB, DET5/1/2015 8:54:00 PM
Description: The Detroit Lions selected Nebrask running back Ameer Abdullah with the No. 54 overall pick in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Insight: Detroit averaged just 1.8 yards before contact while running the ball in 2014, so their blocking certainly needs help. Rather than trying to fix the entire offensive line, the Lions took Abdullah, who loves running straight ahead and hitting defenders. He will be a great complement to Joique Bell and Theo Riddick, but it is too early to tell what kind of fantasy impact Abdullah could have in his rookie season.
Devin Funchess, WR, CAR5/1/2015 8:00:00 PM
Description: The Carolina Panthers drafted Michigan wide receiver Devin Funchess with the No. 41 overall pick in the second round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Insight: Similar to Green-Beckham, Funchess is another big wide receiver, standing at 6'4". Pairing him with the second-year, 6'5" Kelvin Benjamin, quarterback Cam Newton has some big targets to throw to. The problem with the Panthers offense, though, was Newton was under duress a lot. It probably would have been better if Carolina went with an offensive lineman or a small, quick receiver that Netwon could hit quickly in the flat.
Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, TEN5/1/2015 7:51:00 PM
Description: The Tennessee Titans selected Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham with the No. 40 overall pick in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Insight: The Titans are obviously trying to surround their new quarterback, Marcus Mariota, with weapons. Green-Beckham, however, comes with a lot of risk. He was charged with marijuana possession in 2012, arrested for marijuana charges in January of 2014, and then was dismissed from the football team at Missouri because of a domestic violence investigation. This pick doesn't make much sense considering other wide receivers like Jaelen Strong were still available. Fantasy owners should stay clear of Green-Beckham for now.
Devin Smith, WR, NYJ5/1/2015 7:34:00 PM
Description: The New York Jets selected Ohio State wide receiver Devin Smith with the No. 37 overall pick in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Insight: The Jets had the worse passing offense in the NFL last season, so they addressed that problem by trading for Brandon Marshall and then drafting Smith. This is a nice pick for the Jets because even if he doesn't play much at wide receiver in 2015, he has value on special teams, but last time I checked, Geno Smith is still the Jets quarterback. That should scare any fantasy owner away from this kid.
T.J. Yeldon, RB, JAC5/1/2015 7:27:00 PM
Description: The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon with the No. 36 overall pick in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Insight: Yeldon might be an early steal in the second round. He is a proven winner, playing for National Championship at Alabama, and he fills an obvious need in Jacksonville. With Toby Gerhart, Denard Robinson, Storm Johnson and Bernard Pierce the four running backs currently on the Jacksonville roster, Yeldon needs to be on fantasy radars in all leagues. Yeldon could be the Jaguars starter from Day 1.
Phillip Dorsett, WR, IND4/30/2015 11:28:00 PM
Description: The Indianapolis Colts selected Miami wide receiver Phillip Dorsett with the No. 29 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Insight: Perhaps the shocker of an otherwise pretty boring first round, the Colts went wide receiver despite the best safety of the draft still on the board and other obvious needs on defense. Dorsett will obviously benefit from playing with Andrew Luck and for that reason, he could be an immediate impact in fantasy football, but how is he going to get on the field? The Colts already had T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief, Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener as Luck's top pass catchers, and then they added Andre Johnson in free agency. Owners have to assume all five of those guys will see more targets than Dorsett in 2015.
Breshad Perriman, WR, BAL4/30/2015 10:59:00 PM
Description: The Baltimore Ravens selected UCF wide receiver Breshad Perriman with the No. 26 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Insight: Perriman is an extremely talented receiver, but he has had trouble catching the ball in the past. He dropped 14 passes the last two years at UCF. If he can figure out the catching problem, Perriman has the other skills to be a solid NFL wide receiver.
Nelson Agholor, WR, PHI4/30/2015 10:23:00 PM
Description: The Philadelphia Eagles drafted USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor with the No. 20 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Insight: Maybe Chip Kelly isn't as crazy as he seems. This makes a lot more sense than the Eagles trading the entire farm away from quarterback Marcus Mariota. Sam Bradford showed a lot of promise before his ACL injury in 2013, but the Rams had no pieces around him on offense. The Eagles are set at running back, but Jeremy Maclin left in free agency, so they needed wide receiver help.
Melvin Gordon, RB4/30/2015 9:47:00 PM
Description: The San Diego Chargers traded up three spots to pick Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon with the No. 15 overall pick.
Insight: Gordon broke the single-game Division I college record with 408 rushing yards against Nebraska last season. He also ran for 2,587 rushing yards and 29 touchdowns last season. This is a great selection for the Chargers, who are lacking playmakers on offense, especially at running back. Gordon should be targeted as a RB3 in redraft fantasy leagues next season.
DeVante Parker, WR, MIA4/30/2015 9:43:00 PM
Description: The Miami Dolphins selected Louisville wide receiver DeVante Parker with the No. 14 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Insight: This is a nice fit for Miami. Parker has been described to have the catch radius like an A.J. Green. He should complement second-year receiver Jarius Landry well and replace the departed Mike Wallace.
Todd Gurley, RB, ATL4/30/2015 9:18:00 PM
Description: The St. Louis Rams drafted Georgia running back Todd Gurley with the No. 10 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Insight: This is a big selection for Jeff Fisher and the St. Louis Rams. This is probably the Rams best running back since Stephen Jackson. However, Gurley is unlikely to play in the first month of the season according to the Miami Herald. Gurley tore his ACL in November last season, so fantasy owners probably don't need to target him in redraft leagues. In dynasty leagues, though, he is can't miss.
Kevin White, WR4/30/2015 8:53:00 PM
Description: The Chicago Bears selected West Virigina wide receiver Kevin White with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Insight: White and Amari Cooper were the top two wide receivers in this year's draft, so this is a great value pick for the Bears. White replaces Brandon Marshall, who was shipped to New York. This pick doesn't help their defensive problem, but for fantasy owners, White should be able to produce right away lining up opposite of Alshon Jeffery.
Amari Cooper, WR, OAK4/30/2015 8:43:00 PM
Description: The Oakland Raiders selected Alabama Amari Cooper with the fourth overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Insight: Wide receivers have gone to die in Oakland the last 10 years, but there is signs of hope with young promising quarterback Derek Carr already in place. Carr to Cooper could be a passing combination for years to come. Fantasy owners will want to at least have Cooper on their draft boards to consider for a late round flier this season.
Marcus Mariota, QB4/30/2015 8:31:00 PM
Description: The Tennessee Titans selected Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Insight: The question everyone was wondering has been answered as Mariota is a Tennessee Titan although that doesn't mean he will stay in Tennessee. It's still possible the Eagles, Jets or Bears could trade with the Titans for Mariota. For now, Mariota is in Nashville, and he will be competing with Zach Mettenberger for the starting quarterback position in Ken Whisenhunt's offense.
Jameis Winston, QB4/30/2015 8:28:00 PM
Description: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Insight: This was expected. Winston won the Heisman Trophy his freshman season in 2013 and led Florida State to another undefeated regular season in 2014. He did, however, throw 18 interceptions in his second college season, but fantasy owners have to love the fact he is throwing to receivers Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans.
Andre Ellington, RB, ARI4/23/2015 2:30:00 PM
Description: Cardinals running back Andre Ellington is almost completely recovered from his foot injury and sports-hernia surgery, according to coach Bruce Arians.
Insight: There has been much speculation about the Cardinals being interested in the Vikings' Adrian Peterson, but given his age and high salary it's more likely Arizona features a soon-to-be healthy Ellington with a talented rookie draft pick backing him up.
Greg Jennings, WR, MIA4/22/2015 6:22:00 PM
Description: Former Vikings wideout Greg Jennings has reportedly agreed to a deal with Miami.
Insight: It is a two-year, $8 million deal. Jennings will likely play behind Jarvis Landry and Kenny Stills.
Greg Hardy, DE, DAL4/22/2015 4:35:00 PM
Description: The NFL has suspended Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy 10 games for conduct detrimental to the NFL according to NFL.com.
Insight: The NFL clearly wants to send a message that domestic violence will not be tolerated and for good reason. The 10 game suspension is about as long of a suspension as one can get in the NFL without being out the full season.
Philip Rivers, QB, SDC4/22/2015 3:44:00 PM
Description: Chargers GM Tom Telesco went on record saying "it's out plan and intent" to keep quarterback Philip Rivers "well into the future", yet failed to answer a follow-up question which was whether he had talked to Tennessee about a possible trade.
Insight: Meanwhile, Marcus Mariota worked out with the Chargers last week. Until Telesco outright answers all of the media's questions or Rivers signs a contract extension in San Diego, the trade rumors will continue to circle.
Todd Gurley, RB, ATL4/20/2015 4:06:00 PM
Description: Georgia star running back, Todd Gurley, received a clean bill of health from the medical recheck at the Combine.
Insight: Gurley figures to be the first or second running back off the board and should be a viable fantasy option in his rookie year depending upon where he ends up. Gurley could go as high as No. 8 to Atlanta, but more likely ends up in Arizona, Baltimore or Dallas.
G.J. Kinne, QB, PHI4/20/2015 4:02:00 PM
Description: The signing of Tim Tebow is likely to send Eagles fourth-string quarterback, G.J. Kinne, to wide receiver/special teams.
Insight: While he might be a pretty athletic quarterback, he certainly isn't the answer to Philadelphia's wide receiver needs.
Antonio Brown, WR, PIT4/20/2015 2:56:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh wideout Antonio Brown is not reporting to offseason workouts, according to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports. It's a first indication that Brown wants a new contract.
Insight: The Steelers star led all receivers in the regular season with 129 receptions for 1,698 yards and scored 14 times and became a fantasy superstar so anything that could change that status isn't good. Hopefully the two sides can work it out and the receiver is excited to be in Pittsburgh on Opening Day 2015.
Johnny Manziel, QB, CLE4/20/2015 2:49:00 PM
Description: Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was there for the first day of offseason conditioning, according to Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland.com.
Insight: Whether Manziel can turn it around or even wether he'll be given a chance to turn it around is out of his hands, but at least it appears he's ready to buckle down and get to work. Reports of the Browns making an offer for Sam Bradford and looking at Marcus Mariota in the draft making Manziel's roster spot a question mark.
Tim Tebow, QB, PHI4/20/2015 12:16:00 PM
Description: Quarterback Tim Tebow will apparently give it another try - with the Eagles.
Insight: He's a long shot to make the final roster as he's a runner who tries to throw and Chip Kelly has always said he needs a quarterback who can run.
Greg Jennings, WR, MIN4/17/2015 1:46:00 PM
Description: Former Vikings wideout Greg Jennings has made the tour of teams, but still has no contract offer in hand, that we know of.
Insight: Jennings led Minnesota with 742 receiving yards last season, but is a man without a team. Once a fantasy stud, he's likely a third receiver at best and will have limited fantasy value no matter where he goes. He has visited New Orleans, Baltimore, Carolina and Jacksonville.
Antonio Gates, TE, SDC4/17/2015 1:40:00 PM
Description: Chargers tight end Antonio Gates wants to play fewer plays next season, according to Emily Kaplan of SI.com.
Insight: That's not good news for fantasy owners. Gates finished last season with 69 catches, 821 yards and 12 touchdowns, his best season since 2010. I'm sure we will hear about LaDarius Green a lot more next season.
Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN4/17/2015 1:37:00 PM
Description: Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson as been reinstated and now the question of where he will play in 2015 begins.
Insight: Currently, the Oakland Raiders seem to be making a big effort to trade for him and have the cap space. Obviously Dallas and Arizona are also thought to be interested.
James Casey, TE, DEN4/11/2015 1:36:00 PM
Description: The Denver Broncos signed TE James Casey.
Insight: The mediocre tight end won't replace Julius Thomas, but he's a workman-like H-back that coach Gary Kubiak had on his roster in Houston.
Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT4/9/2015 11:28:00 AM
Description: Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell has received a three-game suspension for his DUI arrest in August 2014, according to Adam Schefter.
Insight: Bell rushed for 1,361 yards and caught 83 balls for another 854 yards last season making him one of the best players in all of fantasy, so missing a trio of games will hurt. DeAngelo Williams should start those three games.
LeGarrette Blount, RB, NEP4/7/2015 4:57:00 PM
Description: Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount will be suspended one game for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
Insight: Blount and former teammate Le'Veon Bell were arrested for marijuana possession in November. Bell likely will see a slightly harsher punishment, as he was behind the wheel when the two were pulled over.
Josh Freeman, QB, MIA4/3/2015 1:46:00 PM
Description: The Dolphins have signed QB Josh Freeman to a one-year deal.
Insight: Freeman hasn't thrown a pass since the disaster in minnesota and shouldn't see any playing time in Miami barring multiple injuries at the position.
Sammy Watkins, WR, BUF4/3/2015 1:43:00 PM
Description: Bills wideout Sammy Watkins has minor offseason hip surgery, according to Josina Anderson.
Insight: Watkins might be slowed in OTAs, but should be ready to go when camp opens. He had a pretty good rookie season all things considered with 65 receptions for 982 yards and six scores. He'll have Matt Cassell throwing to him this season, but may have to share a few targets with newly-acquired Percy Harvin.
Toby Gerhart, RB, JAC3/31/2015 1:28:00 PM
Description: Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart is expected to play fullback next season, according to Ian Rapoport.
Insight: Gerhart was supposed to carry the running game last season, but failed miserably. He rushed for 326 yards on 102 carries and lost the job to Denard Robinson. The Jags added Bernard Pierce and got rid of fullback Bradie Ewing leaving the team without a fullback on the current roster.
Cody Latimer, WR, DEN3/31/2015 10:16:00 AM
Description: Broncos second-year receiver Cody Latimer could be in line for a big increase in production in 2015, according to a Denver Post report.
Insight: Denver has shown no desire to bring Wes Welker back and journeyman Andre Caldwell has limited upside, so Latimer could become Peyton Manning's No. 3 receiver.
Miles Austin, WR, PHI3/30/2015 2:02:00 PM
Description: Wide receiver Miles Austin just has to pass a physical before he'll be signed by the Eagles, according to Ian Rapoport.
Insight: Austin had a decent season before being injured with 47 receptions, 568 yards and two touchdowns, but he isn't the long-term answer to the Eagles need at wideout opposite Jordan Matthews.
Jarrett Boykin, WR, CAR3/27/2015 3:45:00 PM
Description: Wide receiver Jarrett Boykin signed a one-year deal with Carolina.
Insight: Boykin was beaten out by Davante Adams for the No. 3 receiver spot in Green Bay. He could win the job opposite Kevin Benjamin, currently owned by Jerricho Cotchery, but that still might not make him fantasy worthy.
Jay Cutler, QB, CHI3/27/2015 10:28:00 AM
Description: Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will be in an open competition with Jimmy Clausen, according to new head coach John Fox.
Insight: Cutler should be able to beat out Clause for the starting role, but obviously there are no guarantees. Whoever wins the job, still has a few weapons at his disposal despite the loss of Brandon Marshall. Alshon Jeffery is a rising star, Marquess Wilson is talented and he can always throw the ball to Matt Forte, the best receiving back in football.
Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, PIT3/27/2015 10:24:00 AM
Description: Steelers receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey re-signed with the team.
Insight: Barring numerous injures at the position, DHB has no fantasy value. The seventh-overall pick of the 2009 draft (by Oakland) and never developed as hoped. Ignore him on draft day.
Terence Newman, CB, MIN3/27/2015 10:22:00 AM
Description: Cornerback Terence Newman has signed a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings.
Insight: The Vikings gave up just 3,572 yards through the air last season which was seventh-best, but did yield 26 touchdown passes. New head coach Mike Zimmer knows Newman from his days in Cincinnati. He's not the player he once was, but he can still be effective.
Jared Allen, DE, CHI3/27/2015 9:55:00 AM
Description: Bears defensive end Jared Allen might have some trouble adapting to the Bears new 3-4 defense, according to Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun Times.
Insight: Allen has always played in a 4-3 and isn't really big enough to play DE in a 3-4. He could end up being in for a passing down package instead of every down after he posted a career-worst 5.5 sacks last season.
Kiko Alonso, LB, PHI3/26/2015 10:06:00 AM
Description: New Eagles linebacker Kiko Alonso (torn ACL) is expected to be ready for OTAs, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer report.
Insight: The Eagles base defense wasn't very good last season, but their special teams made them a fantasy delight. A healthy Alonso alongside Mychal Kendricks will improve their defense, but that probably won't drastically change their fantasy value.
Victor Cruz, WR, NYG3/25/2015 3:21:00 PM
Description: Coach Tom Coughlin suggested that wide receiver Victor Cruz could miss the beginning of the 2015 season according to the New York Post.
Insight: It is the Giants goal to have him ready, but if he isn't, Odell Beckham proved he can be the team's No. 1 recever. Cruz is trying to return from a patellar tendon tear which is supposedly even tougher to come back from than ACL tears.
Jordy Nelson, WR, GBP3/25/2015 3:18:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver Jordy Nelson is recovering from offseason hip surgery according to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Nelson should be fine in six-to-eight weeks as the operation was simply to "clean it up". Based on his numbers, it didn't appear Nelson needed to get his hip "cleaned up" as he set a team record with 1,519 receiving yards and made his first Pro Bowl. Nelson will be one of the first receivers taken this fall.
Frank Gore, RB, IND3/24/2015 3:51:00 PM
Description: Head coach Chuck Pagano called running back Frank Gore his every-down back.
Insight: That's bad news for backups Dan Herron, Vick Ballard and Zurlon Tipton. The 2014 Colts backs had just nine rushing touchdowns and Gore could get that by himself next season. Though Gore may still be able to carry the load, remember the Colts offense is Andrew Luck centric.
Sam Bradford, QB, PHI3/24/2015 3:40:00 PM
Description: Quarterback Sam Bradford was the ""best young QB" the Eagles scouted coming out of college, according to Eagles owner Jeff Lurie, "probably since Peyton Manning."
Insight: That said, it doesn't matter how good a quarterback he is, if he can't stay on the field. The Eagles could be putting up smoke screens to cover their continued interest for Marcus Mariota.
Travis Kelce, TE, KAN3/24/2015 3:35:00 PM
Description: Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce's head coach Andy Reid, expects "more and better" from his tight end in 2015, according to Will Brinson.
Insight: Kelce had 67 receptions for 862 yards and five touchdowns in 2014 and "more and better" would put him in elite TE status. having a better deep weapon in Jeremy Maclin could open the middle more, so we think its possible that he can build on last season.
LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI3/24/2015 3:32:00 PM
Description: LeSean McCoy new head coach, Rex Ryan said he's play in third downs along with Fred Jackson.
Insight: That's good news for fantasy owners as McCoy lost some value last season to Darren Sproles. McCoy is a great screen pass receiver and the Bills should use him there as well as running the ball if they and fantasy owners are to get their money's worth.
Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN3/20/2015 1:30:00 PM
Description: Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson's agent refused a dinner meeting with Vikings management, according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo.
Insight: It appears the Vikings and Peterson aren't going to be able to work this one out. Peterson can still run, but he obviously doesn't want to do it in Minnesota anymore. Arizona? Dallas?
Bernard Pierce, RB, JAC3/19/2015 4:36:00 PM
Description: The Jags have claimed waived running back Bernard Pierce.
Insight: Pierce was arrested for a DUI early Wednesday morning, and Baltimore made a quick decision to rid themselves of him. Pierce ran for just 366 yards at a 3.9 ypc pace. He'll be hard-pressed to make the Week 1 roster.
Dwayne Bowe, WR, CLE3/19/2015 2:32:00 PM
Description: Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, released by the Chiefs after they signed Jeremy Maclin, has agreed to a two-year deal with the Cleveland Browns, according to Ian Rapoport.
Insight: Bowe's fantasy value may just go from low to lower with this move. In Kansas City at least he had a solid, though unspectacular, quarterback in Alex Smith while he'll now be catching passes from either Josh McCown or Johnny Manziel. In either case it doesn't bode well for Bowe who caught zero touchdown passes last season.
Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL3/18/2015 2:52:00 PM
Description: The Ravens have waived running back Bernard Pierce.
Insight: He was arrested for a DUI early Wednesday morning, and Baltimore made a quick decision to rid themselves of him. Pierce should be able to find work somewhere as a backup.
Percy Harvin, WR, BUF3/18/2015 2:04:00 PM
Description: Wide receiver Percy Harvin has officially signed with the Bills.
Insight: It is a one-year, $6 million deal. This is one of the worst landing spots for Harvin from a fantasy perspective.
Charles Clay, TE, MIA3/17/2015 10:51:00 PM
Description: Dolphins tight end Charles Clay signed a five-year $38 million offer sheet with the Buffalo Bills according to The Buffalo News.
Insight: The Dolphins applied the transition tag to Clay, which means they have the right to match any offer sheet Clay signs. Miami, however, likely didn't think Clay would get an offer this high. The deal includes $20 million guaranteed and $24.2 million over the first two years. Miami has five days to match the offer, and if they decide not to, the Dolphins will receive no compensation.
Stevie Johnson, WR, SDC3/17/2015 2:32:00 PM
Description: Wide receiver Stevie Johnson, who spent last season in San Francisco, will stay in California, playing for San Diego in 2015 after signing a three-year deal, according to Dianna Marie Russini of NBC4 in D.C.
Insight: Johnson will be playing in a group including Keenan Allen, Malcom Floyd and Jacoby Jones. He should be the No. 2 or No. 3 guy and could have WR3 fantasy value.
Trent Richardson, RB, OAK3/17/2015 2:22:00 PM
Description: Numerous reports have the Oakland Raiders signing running back Trent Richardson.
Insight: Richardson has yet to prove he can be an high-quality NFL running back despite being drafted No. 3 overall in the 2012 draft. If he makes the team he would likely grab some of Latavius Murray's carries.
Matt Schaub, QB, OAK3/16/2015 5:59:00 PM
Description: The Raiders have released quarterback Matt Schaub.
Insight: No surprise here, as the move saves the team $5.5 million. Schaub should be able to latch on somewhere as a backup.
Vince Wilfork, DT, HOU3/16/2015 3:40:00 PM
Description: Former Patriots DT Vince Wilfork has agreed to join the Houston Texans, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
Insight: The 33-year-old Wilfork has been one of the top interior linemen in the NFL during his career and was a solid run-stopper again last season. With Wilfork clogging up the middle and J.J. Watt on the outside, the Texans should be solid up front.
Cecil Shorts III, WR, HOU3/16/2015 3:35:00 PM
Description: Wide receiver Cecil Shorts has agreed to a deal with Houston, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
Insight: Shorts had a nice season back in 2012 (55-979-7), but his fantasy value has been slowed by poor quarterback play and injuries. He'll have similar quarterback issues in Houston. He'll also be a No. 2, at best, with DeAndre Hopkins seeing the most targets.
Zach Mettenberger, QB, TEN3/14/2015 11:28:00 AM
Description: The Titans continue to indicate that they will go with quarterback Zach Mettenberger as their starter in 2015, according to a Nashville Tennessean report.
Insight: They could have whichever rookie Tampa Bay doesn't select, likely Marcus Mariota, but it appears they are happy with Mettenberger. The Titans have added Harry Douglas to their wide receiver corps, but Mettenberg still doesn't figure to be worthy of fantasy starter status.
Mike Wallace, WR, MIN3/13/2015 8:39:00 PM
Description: Receiver Mike Wallace has indeed been traded to the Vikings.
Insight: Wallace will start opposite Charles Johnson, and should be a WR3 in 2015.
Mike Wallace, WR, MIA3/13/2015 7:09:00 PM
Description: Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace may be on the verge of being traded to the Vikings, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald.
Insight: Wallace would be a nice addition for Minnesota. We will update you if the trade becomes official.
DeAngelo Williams, RB, PIT3/13/2015 4:56:00 PM
Description: Running back DeAngelo Williams has signed with the Steelers.
Insight: Williams will backup Le'Veon Bell, but will actually have a chance to start early in the season, as Bell is expected to be suspended a few games.
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT3/13/2015 4:10:00 PM
Description: Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has signed a multiple-year extension to stay in Pittsburgh.
Insight: His old deal was set to expire at the end of this season. Big Ben had a monster season, throwing for 4,952 yards and 32 touchdowns against just nine interceptions. He has a lot of talent around him including Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant and Le'Veon Bell, and should be a very good fantasy option again in 2015.
C.J. Spiller, RB, NOS3/13/2015 1:20:00 PM
Description: Former Bills running back C.J. Spiller has apparently signed with the New Orleans Saints.
Insight: Spiller was once a highly touted fantasy option, but will likely be in a running back by committee situation with Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson.
Nick Fairley, DT, STL3/13/2015 1:18:00 PM
Description: Former Detroit defensive tackle Nick Fairley has been signed by the St. Louis Rams, according to CBSSports.
Insight: The Rams have assembled a strong and deep defensive line, but what about the rest of their holes?
Kenny Stills, WR, MIA3/13/2015 1:14:00 PM
Description: Saints receiver Kenny Stills has been traded to the Miami Dolphins, according to ProFootballTalk.
Insight: Stills was a solid option for Drew Brees with 63 catches for 931 yards and three scores despite being the No. 3 target behind Jimmy Graham and Brandin Cooks. He'll move up in the pecking order in Miami and could be the No. 1 option.
Ryan Succop, K, TEN3/13/2015 11:05:00 AM
Description: Titans place-kicker Ryan Succop has re-signed with Tennessee for three years.
Insight: Succop is a solid, though unspectacular, kicker. He did hit a career-high 86.4 percent of his tries in 2014 (19-of-22). It would help if the Titans offense would get a lot better.
Darren McFadden, RB, DAL3/13/2015 10:51:00 AM
Description: Former Raiders running back Darren McFadden has agreed to a two-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys, according to Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Insight: Fantasy owners certainly hope he's just a stop-gap measure until a "real" back can be brought into town. McFadden would certainly be better behind the Dallas offensive line than the weak Oakland line, but we assume there is a second move planned or a high draft choice to be used on a back like Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon.
Dwayne Bowe, WR, BAL3/13/2015 9:58:00 AM
Description: Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, released by the Chiefs after they signed Jeremy Maclin, is still searching for a landing spot.
Insight: Bowe could find one in Baltimore as a replacement for Torrey Smith, but that probably won't excite fantasy owners. Bowe was the top receiver in Kansas City but didn't score even once in 2014. The Ravens lost both Smith and tight end Owen Daniels so are in need of weapons for Joe Flacco. They can probably do better than Bowe.
Jordan Cameron, TE, MIA3/12/2015 8:19:00 PM
Description: Update: The Dolphins have signed tight end Jordan Cameron.
Insight: Things continue to get weird in NFL free agency. Earlier it was reported Cameron had agreed to return to the Browns, but apparently that is not the case. Cameron will now take his talents to South Beach.
Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE3/12/2015 6:12:00 PM
Description: The Browns have re-signed tight end Jordan Cameron to a two-year deal.
Insight: This is a big surprise, as Cameron was expected to leave after not receiving the franchise tag. Howver, after not seeing a great market, Cameron will be back with Cleveland for at least the next two seasons.
Trent Richardson, RB, IND3/12/2015 5:20:00 PM
Description: The Colts have released running back Trent Richardson.
Insight: This was expected after the Frank Gore signing. Richardson will likely find work, but in a backup role.

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