|Eagles expected to release Alshon Jeffery|
DeSean Jackson released
By: Mike Krueger | Feb 22 2021, 8:00 pm
|The #Eagles will also be releasing Alshon Jeffery when the league year begins, which has been obvious for quite a while. A much younger group for 2021. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: It was a lost season for Jeffery (foot) in 2020 as he finished with only 12 targets and 6 receptions. At 31 years-old and having trouble staying healthy dating back to 2018 he'll have to settle for one-year prove it deal at his next stop. Also, fellow veteran wideout DeSean Jackson has officially been released.
|Tyler Eifert set to become a free agent|
Jaguars expected to decline team option for 2021
By: Mike Krueger | Feb 22 2021, 5:50 pm
|The #Jaguars are expected to decline the team option for TE Tyler Eifert’s contract, source said. He was to earn a little under $5M for 2021, but now he’ll be a free agent. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Eifert posted a 36-349-2 line on 60 targets in 2020 making him fantasy irrelevant at 5.9 PPR points per game and finishing as the TE36 in PPR leagues. His 13 TDs in 2015 look like an outlier based on the rest of his career. He can safely be ignored in all types of fantasy leagues.
|Eagles trade Carson Wentz to Colts|
Colts get 2021 third-round pick and conditional 2022 second-round pick
By: Mike Krueger | Feb 18 2021, 11:44 am
|Philadelphia has agreed to trade Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a 2021 third-round pick and a conditional 2022 second-round pick that could turn into a first, league sources tell @mortreport and me. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The 2022 second-rounder will become a first-rounder if Wentz plays 75% of the plays next season. Wentz will be reunited with HC Frank Reich who he spent time with in Philadelphia. This is likely the best-case scenario landing spot for Wentz and his fantasy value. The Colts should continue to be run-focused with Jonathan Taylor but Wentz will hold high-end QB2 value in redraft leagues.
|Zach Ertz on the move?|
Eagles have reportedly spoken to Colts, Seahawks about Zach Ertz
By: Mike Krueger | Feb 14 2021, 8:00 pm
|NFL trade rumors: Eagles have reportedly spoken to Colts, Seahawks about Zach Ertz. On Saturday, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reported what many had already begun speculating: that the Eagles would look to move on from Ertz, who has one year left on his contract. (Philly Voice)|
FFToday's Take: A package of Carson Wentz and Ertz to the Colts is interesting to ponder although it would be a big hit to the Colts' salary cap. Ertz was bothered by injury this past season and posted his worst year as a pro: 36-335-1 in eleven games. Dallas Goedert should be considered the Eagles TE1 moving forward.
|Raiders expected to release Tyrell Williams|
Missed all of 2020 with shoulder injury
By: Mike Krueger | Feb 11 2021, 4:20 pm
|The #Raiders plan to release WR Tyrell Williams at the start of the league year next month, per source. Williams missed the entire 2020 season because of a shoulder injury that required surgery, but should be fully healthy in 2-3 weeks. He’s still only 28. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Williams had a lost year in 2020 after injuring his shoulder during the preseason. Given that he'll turn 29 tomorrow he'll likely get another shot in the league next season but will struggle to have fantasy relevance.
| Patrick Mahomes expected to have off-season surgery on toe|
Isn't expected to fully heal without surgery
By: Mike Krueger | Feb 7 2021, 7:00 am
|#Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is expected to have surgery to repair his turf toe, sources say. But he’d like to win Super Bowl LV first. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Mahomes injured his toe in the Divisional Round against the Browns but played in the AFC Championship game against the Bills and will play in Super Bowl LV. Chad Henne would get the call if Mahomes reinjured his foot against the Bucs.
|Eagles expected to trade Carson Wentz|
Could happen as early as this week
By: Mike Krueger | Feb 6 2021, 3:15 pm
|Eagles are expected to trade Carson Wentz in the coming days in what would be the latest blockbuster QB deal to rock the NFL, sources tell @mortreport and me. The most pertinent questions now become where, when and for what. But it could happen as early as this week. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Schefter indicates that the Eagles are looking for a "Matthew Stafford package" in return for Wentz. The Rams gave up a third round and two first round picks for Stafford. The Colts and Bears have expressed some interest in Wentz who has a $10 million roster bonus due on March 20th. Should Wentz be traded, this would lock in Jalen Hurts as the Eagles starter in 2021. Stay tuned...
| Antonio Brown, Cameron Brate listed as Questionable|
Brown did practice on Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Feb 5 2021, 1:48 pm
|Final injury report for Bucs and Chiefs - only two questions are TE Cameron Brate (back) and WR Antonio Brown (knee), both questionable. Good news with defense all a go for Sunday. (Greg Auman on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Antonio Brown did practice in full on Thursday and Friday suggesting he will play on Sunday. Brate missed practice Friday making his status in question. Tanner Hudson could be used as a passing game option if Brate ends up being inactive.
| Sammy Watkins listed as Questionable|
Full practice on Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Feb 5 2021, 1:42 pm
|Sammy Watkins is listed as questionable for Sunday's game on Chiefs final injury report of the week. Eric Fisher and Willie Gay are out. Everyone else is good to go. (Adam Teicher on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Watkins was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday but did practice in full on Friday. Watkins said he is "optimistic" about playing Sunday but we'll have to wait an see. The last time he saw game action was Week 16. Demarcus Robinson has been removed from the COVID-19 list and will play. All are DFS punt plays for Super Bowl LV.
|D'Andre Swift lobbies for AD's return|
Soon-to-be 36-year-old set to hit free agency
By: Doug Orth | Feb 4 2021, 2:55 pm
|D’Andre Swift is coming off a promising rookie season in Detroit. The second-round RB ran for 511 yards and averaged an impressive 4.6 yards per carry while also proving himself as a receiver, catching 46 passes out of the backfield. Swift is primed for a bigger role in 2021 under new head coach Dan Campbell and offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn. But Swift still wants the veteran presence of Adrian Peterson with him in the Lions backfield.
“I definitely want him back,” Swift told CBS Sports while adding he “picked (Peterson's) brain” throughout his rookie year. (USA TODAY)|
FFToday's Take: Campbell and Lynn likely view Swift in the same kind of light as Alvin Kamara, but the smash-mouth mentality it appears they hope to use in Detroit makes it reasonable to keep a physical back like Peterson around. Whether Peterson wants to remain in Detroit is another story, but the combination of his age and reputation as an early-down grinder only figure to limit his options on the open market.
|Carson Wentz generating interest|
QB expected to return to Philly next season ... for now
By: Doug Orth | Feb 4 2021, 2:45 pm
|Sources say that teams have begun calling the Eagles on their former starter Carson Wentz, plotting a roadmap for a potential trade as teams get closer to the start of the league year.
The Eagles are not in a hurry to trade Wentz - and in fact as of now intend for him to return for 2021 under new coach Nick Sirianni - but they did field the calls and discussed the issue. GM Howie Roseman will almost always listen, and this is no different. (NFL.com)|
FFToday's Take: The most common projected landing spot for Wentz is Indianapolis given the presence of his former offensive coordinator (Colts HC Frank Reich) and the Colts' need for a starting quarterback following the retirement of Philip Rivers. However, it is also clear Philadelphia isn't all that eager to trade him away just because Jalen Hurts showed well late in the season. The odds of him still being in Philadelphia this summer feel no better than 50:50 at the moment.
| Antonio Brown limited on Wednesday|
By: Mike Krueger | Feb 3 2021, 3:30 pm
|Bucs coach Bruce Arians said Jordan Whitehead, Antonio Brown and Antoine Winfield Jr. all practiced today but were limited. (Jenna Laine on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Brown was listed as "Doubtful" last week with a knee injury and didn't play in the NFC Conference Championship game. Brown seems to be on the right side of questionable but we'll know more after practice on Friday.
|Saints want Jameis Winston back|
Sean Payton indicates they'll make a run at Winston in free agency
By: Mike Krueger | Feb 3 2021, 9:30 am
|#Saints coach Sean Payton makes clear the team wants Jameis Winston back. They didn’t call on new #Rams QB Matthew Stafford, another potential vote of confidence for his current QBs. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Winston is a free agent but Sean Peyton indicated on Good Morning Football that they will pursue the 27 year-old quarterback. Winston did not start any games for the Saints in 2020 despite Drew Brees missing four games with a rib injury. Taysom Hill will be in the mix but there's a real chance Winston could be the Saints starter in 2021.
|Tom Brady willing to play past 2021 season?|
QB hints he might play past age 45
By: Doug Orth | Feb 1 2021, 9:10 pm
|Tom Brady on whether he'd consider playing beyond age 45: "Yeah, definitely. I would definitely consider that. ... You never know kind of when that moment is. ... It has to be 100 percent commitment from myself to keep doing it." (The Washington Post - Mark Maske)|
FFToday's Take: Brady keeps pushing the boundaries for what most thought was possible for an athlete in his mid-40s, but fantasy owners need to treat him as a year-to-year player at this point. While he just completed a regular season in which he threw for 40 touchdowns and does a good job of avoiding punishment on the field, even the TB12 method can't keep his physical skills from deteriorating. Fantasy owners should consider him a low-end QB1 with considerable risk in 2021 drafts.
|Aaron Rodgers unlikely to get dealt|
HC offers strong vote of confidence
By: Doug Orth | Feb 1 2021, 8:30 pm
|Matt LaFleur reiterates Aaron Rodgers will be here "for a long time" as #Packers QB: "Is that a trick question? Absolutely. There's no doubt about it. You're talking about the guy who's going to win the MVP of the league. We're not in this position without him." (Ryan Wood on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Packers put themselves in the position of having to field these kinds of questions for the foreseeable future when they traded up for Jordan Love last spring. Be that as it may, Rodgers is under contract through the end of the 2023 season and the most likely time to get out from his deal isn't until the end of next season. Of course, that assumes Love shows something between now and then and Rodgers isn't playing at an MVP level.
|Adam Trautman ready to break out?|
Jared Cook likely to be cap casualty
By: Doug Orth | Feb 1 2021, 8:20 pm
|It’s always difficult to forecast a Trey Hendrickson-like breakout season, but the opportunity is going to be there for Adam Trautman to enjoy a big sophomore campaign. Assuming Jared Cook does not return, Trautman will be the projected starting tight end. He was productive in limited playing time as a rookie, catching 15 of the 16 targeted passes, nine of them for first downs. He also showed big-play potential with receptions of 29 and 41 yards. The future is bright for the Dayton product. (The Athletic - Jeff Duncan)|
FFToday's Take: The caveat to predicting a huge second season from Trautman is the likely retirement of Drew Brees. Taysom Hill appeared to be more of a one-read (usually Michael Thomas) quarterback in his time as the starter, while impending free agent Jameis Winston is still very much an unknown in Sean Payton's system (assuming he returns to New Orleans). Trautman's talent is not in question, however. Fantasy owners should keep his name in the back of their mind should the Saints move on from Cook.
|Lions ship Matthew Stafford to the Rams|
Lions Get Goff and two first-round picks
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 30 2021, 11:30 pm
|More on the first - but not the last - major QB moves of 2021: Matthew Stafford to the Rams in exchange for Jared Goff, a 2021 third-round pick, and 2022 and 2023 first-round picks: (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Our first big move of the off-season is a blockbuster. The price seems steep for the 32 year-old quarterback but getting rid of Goff's contract was going to come at a high price. The Lions are in a rebuilding mode and this move doesn't bode well for the fantasy prospects of Kenny Golladay. However, Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods and Cam Akers will be valuable targets in 2021 redraft leagues.
|Deshaun Watson officially requests a trade|
He actually did it weeks ago
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 28 2021, 9:54 am
|Deshaun Watson officially has requested a trade from the Houston Texans, per league sources. He actually did it weeks ago. Their new head-coaching hire, David Culley, has not and will not alter Watson’s thinking. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: This saga begun a couple weeks ago as Watson has reportedly been upset about his voice not being heard in the Texans' head-coaching search among other things. Watson does have a no-trade clause in his contract giving him so say in what team he is traded to. Stay tuned...
| Bell, Watkins, Antonio Brown all expected to play in SB LV|
Injured players ready to return
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 26 2021, 10:57 am
|Several injured players for the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to be healthy for Super Bowl LV.
Chiefs running back Le'Veon Bell (knee) and wide receiver Sammy Watkins (calf), as well as the Bucs duo of wide receiver Antonio Brown (knee) and safety Antoine Winfield Jr. (ankle), are all expected to be ready for Feb. 7, sources told ESPN's Dianna Russini. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Watkins has been battling a calf injury since Week 16 and missed the Conference Championship game against the Bills. AB suffered a knee injury in the Divisional game against the Saints but should be ready for the Super Bowl. Expect the Chiefs to roll with Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Darrel Williams at running back.
| Cole Beasley played through broken fibula|
Played in three playoff games following Week 16 injury
By: Doug Orth | Jan 25 2021, 10:40 pm
|Cole Beasley said he broke his fibula in Week 16: “Take a few meds & suck it up.” Said it hurt vs Colts & somewhat less vs Ravens. Said it didn’t bother him vs KC. “There was no way I was gonna miss a playoff game.” (NFL Network - Kim Jones)|
FFToday's Take: Football players are just a different breed. Beasley told reporters Monday it was a "slight" break and surgery would not be required. If that is the case, Beasley should be ready for offseason work if the league allows teams to hold OTAs and minicamps. The 31-year-old set career highs with 82 catches and 967 yards in 2020 and should be viewed as a low-end WR3/high-end WR4 in fantasy drafts this spring and summer.
| Sammy Watkins a gametime decision|
Chiefs not optimistic he will play
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 24 2021, 7:00 am
|Chiefs likely will have running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire but be without Le'Veon Bell for today’s AFC Championship Game against the Buffalo Bills, per source.
Additionally, the Chiefs will test WR Sammy Watkins pregame, but don’t sound optimistic he will play today. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Watkins has been battling a calf injury for several weeks now and it sounds like he's going to end up on the Inactive list along with Le'Veon Bell. That would make Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson viable cheap DFS options for the two-game slate. Expect CEH and Darrel Williams to handle the running back duties.
|Lions looking to trade Matthew Stafford|
QB approached Detroit staff about potential trade
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 23 2021, 6:09 pm
|Sources: The #Lions and Matthew Stafford have mutually agreed to part ways this offseason and the team will begin exploring trade options in the coming weeks for their star QB. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Stafford reportedly approached the Lions about a trade at the end of the season. New GM Brad Holmes and HC Dan Campbell were aware that Stafford could be traded this off-season before their hiring. There are a number of teams who will be looking for QB help this offseason (SF, WAS, IND, NYJ, DEN) so it seems likely this move will happen at some point. The Lions currently have the 7th pick in this year's draft.
| CEH, Watkins, Bell listed as Questionable for Chiefs|
Patrick Mahomes cleared from concussion protocol
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 22 2021, 3:28 pm
|Willie Gay is out for Sunday's game.
Bashaud Breeland, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Rashad Fenton, Sammy Watkins, and Le'Veon Bell are questionable. (Kansas City Chiefs on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Patrick Mahomes has cleared concussion protocol. Expect LeVeon Bell to be inactive and CEH and Darrel Williams to handle the bulk of running back duties. Watkins should be active as well making him Mecole Hardmon and Demarcus Robinson DFS dart throws.
| Antonio Brown ruled out for NFC Championship game|
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 22 2021, 11:30 am
|The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will not have wide receiver Antonio Brown for Sunday's NFC Championship Game at the Green Bay Packers, coach Bruce Arians announced Friday.
"I just talked to him this morning, and to put him on the plane and fly up there and have it swell more doesn't make any sense," Arians said. "He wasn't as close as we'd hoped, so we'll get him ready for the next one." (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: AB missed practice this week after injuring his knee in the Divisional Round against the Saints. In his absence the Saints will lean on Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Scotty Miller and rookie Tyler Johnson at the receiver position. Evans and Godwin should be the primary targets. Note that tight end Cameron Brate has out-targeted Rob Gronkowski 11 to 6 during the playoffs.
|Expanded passing game usage likely for D'Andre Swift|
New HC intends to regularly utilize RB out of the slot
By: Doug Orth | Jan 21 2021, 10:50 pm
|(New HC Dan) Campbell just talked about moving D'Andre Swift into the slot and letting him go 1-on-1 vs. linebackers. This is all going very well today. (The Athletic - Chris Burke)|
FFToday's Take: Campbell has yet to hire an offensive coordinator, but it sounds like Swift's ability as a receiver will be a key part of the attack - as it should be. Swift managed 46 catches in 13 games as a rookie despite playing about a third of the team's snaps, so it is conceivable he shoots right past 60 in 2021 if the Lions really want to feature his ability to contribute in the passing game. Consider him a near-lock to go off the board in the first two rounds in upcoming drafts.
| Mahomes, CEH limited in practice again|
QB, RB dealing with two injuries apiece
By: Doug Orth | Jan 21 2021, 10:10 pm
|Patrick Mahomes (concussion, toe) and Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle, hip) were limited in practice for a second straight day Thursday, Jan. 21. (chiefs.com)|
FFToday's Take: It's entirely possible neither player gets a full practice in before Sunday's AFC title game against the Bills, but it seems like a good bet Mahomes will play even though he has yet to move all the way through the concussion protocol. CEH is already ahead of where he was last week when the Chiefs felt like he was "close" to playing. With Buffalo expected to execute a conservative defensive game plan, the rookie could be poised to have another big game against the Bills. If he doesn't go, Darrel Williams becomes a very good play.
| Antonio Brown misses practice Wednesday|
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 20 2021, 4:49 pm
|#GoBucs injury report. WR Antonio Brown did not practice. (Rick Stroud on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Brown got an MRI on Monday that revealed no major damage and is considered day-to-day. Tyler Johnson and Scotty Miller would see increased opportunities if Brown isn't able to play this weekend but for not it appears Brown is on the right side of questionable. We'll have a better indication of his status after practice on Thursday.
|Philip Rivers hangs it up after 17 seasons|
16 years with Chargers, 1 year with the Colts
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 20 2021, 9:32 am
|Philip Rivers making his decision this early gives Colts clarity on their QB1 situation. They need one. Now they can ascertain how best to get the guy. It might be the draft. It might be a veteran once the QB market is determined in the coming weeks. (Mike Chappell on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Rivers spent 16 years with Chargers and 1 year with the Colts and played every game since he became the starter in 2006, including and AFC Championship game against the Patriots, just days after suffering a torn ACL and meniscus in his right knee. The Colts are officially in the market for a QB.
| Michael Thomas expected to have surgery|
Shoulder and ankle
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 19 2021, 10:57 am
|Saints’ WR Michael Thomas is likely to have surgeries on both the torn deltoid and other injured ligaments in his high ankle this offseason, per source. He knew it was likely Drew Brees’ last year and didn’t want to miss out trying win a Super Bowl with him. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Thomas was an injury bust in 2020 dealing with ankle and hamstring problems most of the season. He only played in 7 regular season games and posted a goose egg in last week's playoff game against the Bucs. With Drew Brees headed towards retirement it likely we'll see Thomas' 2021 ADP a couple rounds lower than his 1.07 ADP in 2020.
|Ravens set to release Mark Ingram|
Ravens $5 million against the 2021 cap
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 18 2021, 10:00 pm
|Baltimore is releasing veteran RB Mark Ingram on Tuesday, per league sources. The move will save the Ravens $5 million against the 2021 cap and allow Ingram to get an early jump on free agency.
Ingram is healthy and believes he has plenty to offer for 2021. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Ingram became a fixture on the Inactive list late in the regular season and in the playoffs as the team moved forward with J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards at running back. At 28 years old, Ingram should have another couple years left in the tank and could be fantasy worthy next season if the lands in the right spot.
| Antonio Brown getting knee checked out|
Injured in NFC Divisional Round win over Saints
By: Doug Orth | Jan 18 2021, 6:50 pm
|Bucs wide receiver Antonio Brown is currently undergoing an MRI on his knee. (ESPN - Jenna Laine)|
FFToday's Take: Brown came on at the end of the regular season, but he only logged 33 snaps in the Wild Card round and wasn't overly involved against New Orleans before his first-half injury. It seems more likely than not Mike Evans and Chris Godwin will see more time versus the Packers regardless of how bad Brown's injury is. The Bucs have been using more two-tight sets in the playoffs - enough so that Cameron Brate has become useful as a DFS punt play.
| Patrick Mahomes in concussion protocol|
Did not return after odd tackle in AFC Divisional Round
By: Doug Orth | Jan 18 2021, 6:40 pm
|Patrick Mahomes is in the concussion protocol. "We'll follow that and see how he does the next couple of days," Andy Reid said. (Kansas City Star - Sam McDowell)|
FFToday's Take: It seems as though anyone with access to a microphone has been saying Mahomes will be fine for Sunday's showdown against the Bills in the AFC Championship, but he will need to pass through the five steps of the protocol first. Chad Henne played well for the most part in relief, but he represents an obvious downgrade for the offense as a whole if he was forced to start. Assuming Mahomes can play, he figures to be the most highly owned quarterback in DFS yet again.
| Clyde Edwards-Helaire has an uphill battle to play|
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 17 2021, 9:10 am
|#Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle/hip) is listed as questionable vs the #Browns, but sources say he has an uphill battle to play today. Not practicing on Thursday or Friday was a bad sign. Sounds like it’ll be another week, barring some dramatic improvement. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The loss of CEH will leave KC with Le'Veon Bell, Darrel Williams and Darwin Thompson at running back. We'll likely see some mixture of Bell and Williams but neither are ideal fantasy options. Expect KC to lean heavily on the passing game.
| Latavius Murray, Taysom Hill likely to sit|
Both practiced on Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 17 2021, 7:00 am
|The #Saints are not likely to have QB Taysom Hill (knee) or RB Latavius Murray (quadricep) vs the #Bucs, per me and
@SlaterNFL. Both practiced only on Friday and were listed as questionable. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: All aboard the Alvin Kamara train. Murray and Hill are both goaline TD vultures for Kamara so having them out should pave the road for Kamara around the goaline. Kamara is easily the best running back play of the Sunday slate.
| Cooper Kupp a gametime decision|
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 16 2021, 7:01 am
|Rams’ WR Cooper Kupp is considered a “true game-time decision” for today’s Divisional Playoff against the Packers due to the bursitis in his knee, per source. Rams do not expect to decide on his status until pre-game warmups. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Kupp is in danger of being on the inactive list today. If Kupp sits, Josh Reynolds and Van Jefferson would see an increase in opportunities although it's hard to get excited about anyone in this passing game given Goff's thumb injury and less than ideal weather expected in Green Bay.
| Leonard Fournette expected to start, Rojo gametime decision|
Ronald Jones improved in Friday's practice
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 15 2021, 12:27 pm
|Bruce Arians says that Ronald Jones improved today in practice and will be a game-time decision with his quad injury Sunday vs. Saints. He expects Leonard Fournette to start Sunday either way. (Greg Auman on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: We should get more clarity on Saturday but it appears Fournette will be handling the majority of work at running back for the Bucs against the Saints. New Orleans has given up the fewest fantasy points to running backs on the season.
| CEH logs a DNP on Thursday|
Has not played since Week 15
By: Doug Orth | Jan 14 2021, 9:25 pm
|Kansas City Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle, hip) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 14. (chiefs.com)|
FFToday's Take: It's still too early to tell if this is a case of the team being cautious or the player suffering a setback after the rookie was limited Wednesday. CEH has significant upside if he plays this week in what should be a high-scoring affair versus the Browns. If he cannot play, Darrel Williams and Le'Veon Bell will likely share touches and serve as little more than DFS punts.
|Urban Meyer named Jaguars' new head coach|
Former Ohio State coach will take first foray into NFL
By: Doug Orth | Jan 14 2021, 9:20 pm
|It's official: Urban Meyer is the Jaguars' new head coach. Meyer, one of the most successful coaches in college football history, on Thursday was named the Jaguars' head coach. The team announced the news in a statement Thursday.
Meyer, 56, coached collegiately at Bowling Green, Utah, Florida and Ohio State. He went 187-32 as a college coach, coaching Florida to national titles following the 2006 and 2008 seasons and Ohio State to a national title following the 2014 season. He went 17-6 at Bowling Green (2001-2002), 22-2 at Utah (2003-2004), 65-15 at Florida (2005-2010) and 83-9 at Ohio State (2012-2018). (Jaguars.com)|
FFToday's Take: This is a big hire for the Jaguars, who dropped their final 15 games last season. Meyer has enjoyed success at every stop throughout his career, and it has been widely reported he has long been fascinated with presumptive No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence. Jacksonville is also armed with a fair amount of draft capital over the next two drafts, so Meyer could hit the ground running in this job.
| Sammy Watkins missed practice Thursday|
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 14 2021, 2:54 pm
|RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (calf), LB Willie Gay (ankle), WR Sammy Watkins (calf) did not practice today for the #chiefs (James Palmer on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: This could be a scheduled day off for Watkins but if not, it's difficult seeing him suiting up on Sunday against the Browns. Watkins last played in Week 16 and missed practice yesterday. It's likely Demarcus Robinson and perhaps Byron Pringle will pickup some extra snaps if Watkins sits.
| John Wolford ruled out, Jared Goff to start|
Thumb injury for Goff
By: Mike Krueger | Jan 14 2021, 2:40 pm
|Rams QB John Wolford has been ruled out for Saturday, per Sean McVay, but will still travel with the team. So Jared Goff will start against Green Bay, backed up by Blake Bortles. (Jourdan Rodrigue on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Wolford suffered a neck injury in the Rams wildcard game against the Seahawks. Goff (thumb) is most definitely going to be less than 100 percent against the Packers but could a serviceable fantasy QB if the Rams get behind early.