Kareem Hunt requests a trade, team says No
RB has sat out team drills in hopes of contract extension
By: Mike Krueger | Aug 7 2022, 9:30 am
|Kareem Hunt has asked the Browns to trade him, and they’ve told him no, a league source tells cleveland.com. But his best strategy would be to kill it for the Browns this season and earn a new contract either here or elsewhere. (Cleveland.com)|
FFToday's Take: Hunt as sat out team drills the last couple days of practice in hopes of getting a new contract. Hunt has one year remaining on his deal. We'll see how long this staring contest goes. Hunt and Nick Chubb will be the focus of the Browns offense as long as Deshaun Watson remains off the field.
Mike Evans tweaks hamstring in practice
History of hamstring issues
By: Mike Krueger | Aug 5 2022, 12:58 pm
|Mike Evans tweaked a hamstring, Bowles said. He’s had a hamstring strain of some kind nearly every training camp since he came into the league. That’s just facts. Clearly it hasn’t stopped him from eight straight 1,000 yard seasons. (Rick Stroud on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Evans has a history of hamstring issues as Stroud points out. He last suffered a hamstring injury in December that caused him to miss Week 16 of the 2021 season. Unless we get word that this is a severe issue, this shouldn't have a big effect on Evan's ADP.
Matthew Stafford dealing with elbow tendinitis
Rams trying to manage QB's "abnormal" pain
By: Doug Orth | Aug 5 2022, 1:15 am
|Los Angeles Rams HC Sean McVay said QB Matthew Stafford's right elbow pain is "a little bit abnormal for a quarterback," comparing it instead to what pitchers deal with. Stafford, who dealt with an elbow injury last season, received an injection in his right elbow during the offseason. He did not throw during the Rams' spring workouts, saying he and the team were trying to be smart with his throwing arm. Stafford threw during individual and 7-on-7 drills on Thursday but did not take part in the team reps. McVay said earlier in the week that he doesn't expect Stafford to do so before the Rams leave Irvine on Aug. 10.
(ESPN - Sarah Barshop)|
FFToday's Take: This is obviously an issue that fantasy managers need to monitor, but it also seems like the Rams aren't overly concerned. It almost goes without saying Cooper Kupp and Allen Robinson would be negatively impacted in a big way if Stafford has to miss time. Fantasy managers should proceed as if Stafford will be OK for Week 1, but the team may need to give him regular rest throughout the season. John Wolford is the primary backup.
A.J. Brown a frequent target early in camp
Ex-Titan has been "focal point" through first five practices
By: Doug Orth | Aug 5 2022, 1:05 am
|Jalen Hurts was also without DeVonta Smith, who did not practice because of a groin injury. As a result, Hurts targeted A.J. Brown early and often, primarily on Brown’s signature in-breaking routes. Brown has been the focal point of the offense through five days of training camp. Maybe that’s just Hurts trying to build chemistry with his new star wide receiver, or maybe it’s a preview of what’s to come.
(The Athletic - Bo Wulf)|
FFToday's Take: It should come as no surprise that Brown is a focal point of the offense, but his stock may have taken a bit of a hit in the offseason because Hurts is a less accurate quarterback than Ryan Tannehill. The Eagles may be able to make up for it with volume this season, as their moves this spring suggest HC Nick Sirianni wants to throw the ball like they did early last season. Brown should be considered a strong low-end WR1 option in drafts.
Romeo Doubs making strong first impression
QB hints at bright future for rookie WR
By: Doug Orth | Aug 5 2022, 1:00 am
|Aaron Rodgers doesn’t gas rookies … basically ever. Here he suggests the only WRs who made as many “wow” plays early in camp as Romeo Doubs, wound up “in the top 10 in Packers receiving history.” (Peter Bukowski on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The implication here is that Doubs could be on the same track as players such as Davante Adams, Jordy Nelson, Greg Jennings and/or Randall Cobb with his early play in camp. It has been a consistently positive and steady drumbeat over the last month for Doubs, who may be forcing his way into the starting lineup. He needs to be on a roster in dynasty leagues. He may even have some WR4 appeal in redraft leagues if he can beat out Sammy Watkins and Christian Watson for a starting job.
NFL will appeal Deshaun Watson's disciplinary ruling
Expected to pursue a significant increase in punishment of Watson
By: Mike Krueger | Aug 3 2022, 4:10 pm
|NFL has exercised its right to appeal Deshaun Watson's six-game suspension, according to a league source. NFL is expected to pursue a significant increase in punishment of Deshaun Watson, with some league sources predicting they will seek to suspend him for the entire season, per league sources. (Aaron Wilson on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Roger Goodell or someone he designates will decide how long the suspension and of fine will be. We're likely to see more than six-game suspension when this is all said an done. Buckle up for Jacoby Brissett to be the Browns starting QB for much of the season.
Marquise Brown arrested for speeding
Working back from a hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Aug 3 2022, 3:00 pm
|Arizona Cardinals receiver Marquise Brown was arrested Wednesday morning on criminal speeding charges, the Arizona Department of Public Safety confirmed to KTAR News 92.3 FM and Arizona Sports. Brown was not present with the team during the portion of Wednesday morning’s practice that was in sight of reporters but has been working back from a hamstring injury slowly since the start of training camp last week. (Arizona Sports)|
FFToday's Take: Brown isn't off to a great start in Arizona. He's expected to be full-go this Monday (8/8) as he works his way back from a hamstring issue. It's doubtful this arrest will result in any missed games.
Tim Patrick exits practice with knee injury
Teams fear both are significant
By: Mike Krueger | Aug 2 2022, 3:14 pm
|Brutal day at #Broncos practice: Both standout WR Tim Patrick and RB Damarea Crockett went down with apparent knee injuries and both are having MRIs. There is a fear, sources say, that both are significant. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Patrick was set to lineup as the Broncos No.3 receiver opposite Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy. KJ Hamler (ACL) was recently activated of the PUP list but will likely be limited during camp as he gets back into shape. Sutton and Jeudy are the current fantasy options in the Broncos passing game.
TE Irv Smith has surgery on injured thumb
Has not been ruled out for the opener
By: Mike Krueger | Aug 2 2022, 2:05 pm
|#Vikings TE Irv Smith suffered a thumb injury yesterday and had surgery today, coach Kevin O'Connell told reporters. He has not been ruled out for the opener. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Irv missed all of last season with a knee injury and is now getting off to a rocky start in 2022 with a thumb injury that is likely to cost him the rest of the pre-season. It sounds likely that he'll be ready for Week 1 but missing practice time in August is not ideal especially when the Vikings are installing a new offense.
WR James Washington out with fractured right foot
Surgery to come
By: Mike Krueger | Aug 1 2022, 7:30 pm
|As feared, Cowboys WR James Washington fractured his right foot, two people familiar with situation said. Surgery to come. Dallas to be without both Washington, Michael Gallup to begin season. (Michael Gehlken on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: More specifically, a Jones fracture for the Cowboys wideout. Gehlken also noted that this same injury put DE DeMarcus Lawrence on the shelf for 10 games in 2021. A free agent signee isn't out of the question. Rookie Jalen Tolbert, Noah Brown, and Simi Fehoko round out the current depth chart.
Deshaun Watson suspended 6 games
League has 3 days to appeal
By: Mike Krueger | Aug 1 2022, 8:24 am
|Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson will serve a six-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy following accusations of sexual misconduct. Watson will not be fined, the source told Schefter. Either side would have three days to submit an appeal in writing. In that case, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell or his designee "will issue a written decision that will constitute full, final and complete disposition of the dispute,'' per terms of Article 46 in the CBA. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: The players union stated last night that they will not appeal the decision, likely aware of the suspension length. Now we wait to see if the league will appeal and allow Goodell to be the final judge in the case. The Browns will roll with Jacoby Brissett at quarterback for as long as Watson is suspended.
Van Jefferson to see a specialist regarding knee issue
Faces the prospect of missing a few weeks
By: Mike Krueger | Jul 31 2022, 11:19 am
|#Rams WR Van Jefferson will see a specialist on Monday for a knee issue that has been plaguing him, source said. Jefferson has been doing maintenance and faces the prospect of missing a few weeks. He’ll have more info following the appointment, including if he needs surgery. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: It's not a good sign that he's going to see a specialist. Hopefully this isn't a serious issue that would derail the season of the Rams No.3 wide receiver. Jefferson posted a respectable 50-802-6 line last season. We should get more info on the specifics of the injury in a few days.
Christian Watson dealing with knee injury
By: Mike Krueger | Jul 28 2022, 12:09 pm
|Christian Watson’s injury that landed him on PUP was a knee. Brian Gutekunst said yesterday Watson had a procedure before camp instead of playing through the injury. It’s unclear how long he will remain on PUP. (Ryan Wood on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Watson was placed on the PUP on 7/22 and the Packers have said very little about the extent of the injury. This isn't good for news for a rookie receiver who needs as much practice time as possible to build a connection with the offense and the quarterback. Given the opportunity in Green Bay, Watson has a chance to crack the starting lineup, but is currently behind the eight ball.
Julio Jones signs one-year deal with Tampa Bay
33-year-old veteran WR finds a home
By: Mike Krueger | Jul 26 2022, 4:28 pm
|Seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones is signing a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, per source. The soon-to-be 45-year Tom Brady now will have a chance to throw to the 33-year-old Jones. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Schefter also reports that the Packers were interested but the Bucs were more aggressive in their offer. Jones has played in 19 games the last two seasons and more often than not, seems to be laboring in games he does play. That said, the landing spot is ideal especial with Chris Godwin (knee) availability for the start of the season in limbo. Julio will likely catch some WR3 value in drafts over the next couple of weeks.
Chris Carson retiring due to neck injury
SEA will release him with a failed physical designation
By: Mike Krueger | Jul 26 2022, 2:10 pm
|#Seahawks star RB Chris Carson is retiring from the NFL due to a neck injury, sources say.
SEA will officially release him with a failed physical designation. Under the CBA, that allows Carson to receive several million in injury protection benefits. Seattle does right by him. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Carson has struggled to make it back from a neck injury and played in only four games last season. The team will move forward with Rashaad Penny, rookie Kenneth Walker, DeeJay Dallas and Travis Homer at running back. Penny and Walker are expected to receive the bulk of the work in 2022.
Irv Smith expected to be full-go at the beginning of camp
Vikings TE coming off knee injury
By: Mike Krueger | Jul 26 2022, 12:45 pm
|Kevin O’Connell says he expects Irv Smith to be full-go at the beginning of training camp, after the #Vikings took it slow with him this spring. They’ll evaluate him every day, but liked how he looked with the group of players who reported early this week, O’Connell said. (Ben Goessling on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Smith missed the 2021 season with a knee injury so it's a positive sign that he's not expected to be limited when camp begins. With Tyler Conklin now with the Jets and the Vikings expected to be a little more pass-happy, Irv is a nice late-round target at the tight end position.
Baltimore adds Clement for running back depth
J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards on PUP list
By: Mike Krueger | Jul 25 2022, 6:07 pm
|The Baltimore Ravens on Monday reached an agreement with veteran running back Corey Clement to provide much-needed depth in the backfield, a source told ESPN. Baltimore is without its two top running backs in J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards, both of whom were placed on the physically unable to perform list. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Mike Davis, Tyler Badie, and Justice Hill are on the roster as well giving the Ravens plenty of RBs to practice with. The real story is how soon Dobbins (knee)) and Edwards (knee) will come off the PUP list and which of these running backs will get cut prior to Week 1. Dobbins was vocal on Twitter last week that he'll be ready for the season.
Raheem Mostert cleared for training camp
Not placed on PUP list
By: Mike Krueger | Jul 25 2022, 10:57 am
|Great sign for Raheem Mostert, who has made amazing progress coming off knee surgery last year. Expected to have a key role in #Dolphins offense under new HC Mike McDaniel. (Cameron Wolfe on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Mostert is familiar with McDaniel and his zone running schemes from their days in San Francisco. He's coming a knee injury and missed all but one game last season and has a crowded Dolphins' running back room to deal with including Chase Edmonds, Sony Michel and Myles Gaskin. Mostert has a very affordable RB52 price tag currently in PPR leagues.
John Metchie III diagnosed with leukemia
Texans rookie wideout likely to miss 2022 season
By: Mike Krueger | Jul 24 2022, 1:30 pm
|"Recently I was diagnosed with APL (Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia), the most curable form of Leukemia. I am currently receiving great medical care, am in good spirits and I expect to make a recovery at a later point in time. As a result of this diagnosis, I will likely not be playing football this season. My main focus will be on my health and recovery." - John Metchie (Texans on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The good news is, he expects to make a full recovery in hopes of playing in the 2023 season. Metchie was selected by the Texans in the 2nd round of this year's draft. Brandin Cooks and Nico Collins remain the top two options for the Texans at wide receiver.
Cardinals, Kyler Murray agree on five-year extension
$160 million in guaranteed money
By: Mike Krueger | Jul 22 2022, 12:33 pm
|Arizona Cardinals star Kyler Murray has agreed to a five-year extension making him one of the NFL's highest-paid quarterbacks. The deal, which runs through the 2028 season, includes $160 million in guaranteed money, the source told Schefter. The Cardinals officially announced Murray's five-year extension Thursday but did not disclose terms. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Murray made it known publicly this off-season that he wanted a long-term deal from the Cardinals and after the usual nonsense and predictable quotes, a deal has been struck. The Arizona QB will miss his top receiving option, DeAndre Hopkins for six weeks but does get some help in the form of Marquise Brown. He's currently hovering around the QB6 range in ADP.
Bucs add veteran tight end Kyle Rudolph
32 year-old adds depth to tight end room
By: Mike Krueger | Jul 21 2022, 8:00 am
|The Bucs reportedly are signing veteran tight end Kyle Rudolph to a one-year deal, helping fill the void created by the recent retirement of Rob Gronkowski. Both ESPN and the NFL Network reported late Wednesday the Bucs had added Rudolph. (Tampa Bay Times)|
FFToday's Take: Rudolph is 32 years old and gives some depth to the Bucs tight end room that includes Cameron Brate and rookies Cade Otton and Ko Kieft. All but Brate are off the fantasy radar.
49ers give Jimmy Garoppolo permission to seek trade
QB has been cleared to start practicing
By: Mike Krueger | Jul 20 2022, 3:32 pm
|49ers officially have given Jimmy Garoppolo’s agents Don Yee and Carter Chow permission to seek a trade, sources said. Garoppolo has been cleared to start practicing, per team source; 49ers still are expected to exercise caution with him this summer. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Garoppolo had shoulder surgery this off-season but has been reportedly throwing for weeks and is on track with his recovery. Whether a trade deal gets done or the QB is released remains to be seen.
New England moves N'Keal Harry to Chicago
Patriots get 2024 7th round pick
By: Mike Krueger | Jul 12 2022, 4:58 pm
|At long last, the #Patriots trade former first-rounder N'Keal Harry and it’s the #Bears as his landing spot for a 2024 7th rounder, per me and @MikeGarafolo. A solid upside move for Chicago, while New England moves on with a strong group itself. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Harry was drafted with the last pick of first round back in 2019 but has failed to produce at the NFL level. In 12 games last season he posted a 12-184-0 line on 22 targets. He'll get a fresh start in Chicago that is thin at the receiver position behind Darnell Mooney.
Baker Mayfield on the move, headed to Carolina
Browns move on from former No.1 overall pick
By: Mike Krueger | Jul 6 2022, 1:33 pm
|A new QB in Carolina: The #Panthers are acquiring former No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield from the #Browns for a 2024 conditional 5th-round draft pick, sources tell me and
@TomPelissero. Deal is pending a physical. All parties split the financials to make it happen. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Browns, Mayfield and the Panthers all took a portion of Mayfield's salary. According to Mike Garafolo, Cleveland will pay $10.5 million (saving $8 million in salary, cap space), Carolina will pay $5 million, and Baker waived $3.5 million in base salary. Mayfield will be penciled in starter but we'll see how Carolina frames the move and the camp competition with Sam Darnold. The Browns and Panthers play in Week 1.
Terry McLaurin gets three-year extension
$53 million in guarantees
By: Mike Krueger | Jun 28 2022, 3:20 pm
|Washington Commanders wide receiver Terry McLaurin is signing a three-year extension worth up to $71 million in new money that places him among the NFL's five highest-paid WRs, sources told ESPN. The deal contractually ties McLaurin, 26, to Washington through the 2025 season. McLaurin's rookie contract had been set to expire after the 2022 season. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The deal includes roughly $53 million in guarantees which is all that really matters. McLaurin decided not to attend the mandatory minicamp but this deal should pave the way for him to be at training camp in a few weeks. McLaurin finished as the WR33 in PPR leagues last season in fantasy points per game but will be viewed as more of a low-end WR2 by most fantasy owners.
Rob Gronkowski decides to retire
33 year-old has made his decision
By: Mike Krueger | Jun 21 2022, 2:18 pm
|Breaking: Rob Gronkowski tells me he’s retiring.
The future first ballot Hall of Famer won four Super Bowls while earning a spot on the NFL’s 100th Anniversary Team and 2010s All-Decade Team.
An all-time great officially hangs em up at 33 years old. (Jordan Schultz on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Gronk has been debating whether or not to return to Tampa this season and join Tom Brady for another Super Bowl run. The Bucs had been optimistic that Gronk would decide to play but that's not the case. An in-season return isn't out of the question if Brady pushes for it, but for now the Bucs will move forward with Cameron Brate as a starter but don't be shocked if they add a veteran tight end prior to camp.
Watson settles 20 of 24 cases against him
NFL says this will have no impact on disciplinary process
By: Mike Krueger | Jun 21 2022, 11:55 am
|Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson has settled all but four of the lawsuits filed against him, attorney Tony Buzbee said in a statement Tuesday. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said Tuesday that, "today's development has no impact on the collectively bargained disciplinary process." (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Four cases involving Watson remain outstanding. As for discipline, the NFL suggests this will have no impact on how long Watson's suspension may be. We're expecting a ruling by the league at some point prior to training camp but an exact timeline is unknown.
Jerick McKinnon headed back to KC, one-year deal
30 year-old RB
By: Mike Krueger | Jun 13 2022, 12:18 pm
|RB Jerick McKinnon returning to the Chiefs on a one-year deal, per source. McKinnon was big for KC in the playoffs with 315 total yards (165 receiving, 150 rushing) on 48 touches. Both sides can build off that momentum now. McKinnon turned 30 in May. (Jeremy Fowler on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: McKinnon was the Chiefs best running back to close out the 2021 season and could steal some pass-receiving work from Clyde Edwards-Helaire. CEH is still likely to be the best fantasy option heading into the season but expected McKinnon, CEH and Ronald Jones to all have their moments.
Terry McLaurin not expected to attend minicamp this week
Wants a contract extension
By: Mike Krueger | Jun 13 2022, 10:01 am
|Washington WR Terry McLaurin does not plan to attend this week’s mandatory minicamp, per source. McLaurin is continuing to seek a contract extension consistent with other comparable WRs that recently signed; until he has it, he will miss reps with new Washington QB Carson Wentz. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: As we know, the wide receiver market has ballooned in price this off-season and now every player in striking distance of a new deal wants a raise. These things typically take care of themselves with time and it's not much of a concern for fantasy owners until McLaurin begins missing training camp.
Jameson Williams not expected to be ready for training camp
Recovering from ACL injury
By: Mike Krueger | Jun 9 2022, 11:24 am
|Jameson Williams not expected to be ready for training camp on Day 1, according to Dan Campbell. Williams will remain in Detroit throughout most of the summer to rehab his ACL (Kyle Meinke on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Williams is going to be hard-pressed to be ready for the season given he suffered his ACL injury on January 10th. As a rookie, he's going to miss valuable practice time this pre-season. His fantasy contributions in 2022 are more likely to come later in the season.
Deebo Samuel expected to attend mini camp today
49ers offensive start unhappy in San Francisco
By: Mike Krueger | Jun 7 2022, 8:54 am
|Source: #49ers star WR Deebo Samuel is expected to attend mini camp starting today. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Head coach Kyle Shanahan said previously that he expected Deebo to attend so this isn't much of a surprise despite the fact that Samuel is unhappy in San Francisco. The team seems unwilling to part with it's star offensive player and the most likely scenario is a contract extension prior to camp.
Bucs optimistic Gronk will re-sign before training camp
Officially, he’s undecided about this NFL future
By: Mike Krueger | Jun 5 2022, 9:00 am
|Tight end Rob Gronkowski remains unsigned and won’t be part of the team’s full squad workouts June 7-9. Officially, he’s undecided about this NFL future. Unofficially, the Bucs are optimistic he will re-sign with the team sometime before it reports to training camp in late July. (Tampa Bay Times)|
FFToday's Take: We won't know for sure until it happens but signs are pointing towards Gronk returning for another season now that Tom Brady is back in mix. Gronkowski is currently a free agent and currently have roughly $12 million in salary-cap space for 2022 and haven't signed a veteran tight end this off-season.
Cardinals sign RB Darrel Williams
Former Chief will backup James Conner
By: Mike Krueger | May 24 2022, 1:22 pm
|Breaking: FA RB Darrel Williams is signing with the #AZCardinals, per source.
I’m also told Patrick Mahomes vouched for Williams, informing Arizona that he was a back he both liked/trusted. DW had a great season w/over 1,000 scrimmage yards, 8 TDs/zero fumbles (191 touches). (Jordan Schultz on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: There Cardinals were a little thin in the running back room which includes Eno Benjamin and rookie Keaontay Ingram. Williams was respectable in the passing game in Kansas City (47-452-2 last season) and should fit in as the No.2 behind James Conner. He'll be worth a look if Conner misses time.
Nick Foles joins the Colts, two-year deal
Will backup Matt Ryan
By: Mike Krueger | May 23 2022, 12:37 pm
|Veteran quarterback Nick Foles joins Colts on a two-year deal, per a league source (Aaron Wilson on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: This is a logical fit given Frank Reich and Foles spent time together in Philadelphia and Indianapolis only has Sam Ehlinger and James Morgan behind Matt Ryan. Foles appeared in one game (24-35, 250-1-0; 8 yds rush) last season for the Bears. He was released by Chicago this off-season after the team failed to make a trade.
Kyler Murray won't attend OTAs, as expected
Contract negotiations quiet for now
By: Mike Krueger | May 23 2022, 11:53 am
|Cardinals’ QB Kyler Murray will not be at Arizona’s OTAs this week, as expected. All continues to remain quiet on his contract front, for now. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Murray's played social media games this off-season while team has denied trade rumors. The likely result is Murray getting a long-term deal with Arizona before the season begins. He'll be a safe mid-range QB1 in redraft leagues.
Phillip Lindsay signs one-year deal with Colts
Colts add depth to backfield
By: Mike Krueger | May 17 2022, 2:02 pm
|Phillip Lindsay joins the Colts on a one-year deal, per his agent
@MikeMcCartney7 (Aaron Wilson on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Lindsay will slot in behind Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines on the depth chart making him a late-round dart throw at best in redraft leagues. Lindsay posted a 88-249-1; 4-45-1 line with the Texans last season and will be 28 years old in July.
Raiders ship WR Bryan Edwards to Falcons
Las Vegas gets 5th round pick
By: Mike Krueger | May 13 2022, 3:45 pm
|The #Falcons send a 2023 5th-round pick to the #Raiders for Bryan Edwards and a 2023 7th-round pick. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The wide receiver-needy Falcons are taking a flier on Edwards who hasn't amounted to much after being drafted two years ago in Round 3. Edwards will help fill the void of Calvin Ridley who is suspended for the 2022 season and have a decent chance at cracking the starting lineup given the lack of depth at the position in Atlanta. The Raiders signed free agent Keelan Cole yesterday.
Jarvis Landry lands in New Orleans
By: Mike Krueger | May 12 2022, 10:00 pm
|The New Orleans Saints are continuing to revamp their wide receiver corps, as five-time Pro Bowler Jarvis Landry is set to join the team. Landry appeared to confirm the homecoming by posting a social media video Friday with highlights of himself and the team. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: The Saints will have a new look to their receiving corps with Michael Thomas set to return from his ankle injury, rookie Chris Olave and now the veteran Landry rounding out the top three. This move is downer for the fantasy values of all three receivers. Landry is coming off his worst season as a pro (52-270-2) that saw him miss five games due to a sprained knee.
Jerry Jeudy arrested, 2nd degree criminal tampering
Domestic violence situation
By: Mike Krueger | May 12 2022, 3:37 pm
|Professional football player Jerry Jeudy has been arrested by Arapahoe Co sheriff deputies. He's being held at the Arapahoe Co jail on charges of 2nd degree criminal tampering w/a domestic violence enhancer, a misdemeanor. He's on a no bond hold. He's innocent until proven guilty. (Arapahoe Sheriff on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Hard to know at this point what his means for Jeudy and his status with Broncos. More to come as information becomes available.
Ravens add Mike Davis to backfield
Dobbins, Edwards coming off ACL injuries
By: Mike Krueger | May 10 2022, 9:33 am
|Ravens add experienced depth in backfield with Mike Davis.
Baltimore’s top two backs - J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards- tore their ACLs before the start of last season and likely won’t return to the field this year until training camp. (Jamison Hensley on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: We know the Ravens were decimated at the running back position last season and Davis will give them some insurance if Dobbins and Edwards are slow to get up to speed in 2022. Davis' fantasy value is close to zero and solely dependent on the health of the RBs ahead of him on the depth chart.