Dameon Pierce to get more work going forward?
Rookie logged only 29 percent of snaps in Week 1
By: Doug Orth | Sep 13 2022, 11:50 pm
|Dameon Pierce wound up playing just 29% of the 70 offensive snaps, 20 plays overall, during a 20-20 tie to open the season against the Indianapolis Colts at NRG Stadium. He rushed for just 33 yards on 11 carries with one catch for six yards.
“Some of the other things we did in the game, looking on the offensive side of the football, I understand how many plays Dameon Pierce played. The plan of course was for him to get more. You get into the game and situations make you go a little bit different direction. You learn from those mistakes like that, mistakes of those situations that you look at the day after," HC Lovie Smith said. (Click2Houston.com - Aaron Wilson)|
FFToday's Take: Houston did not trail after about the midpoint of the second quarter, so Smith's assertion that situations played a role in Pierce's lack of work is ridiculous. Expect the Texans to overcompensate over the next week or two, but Week 1 is unlikely to be the only time they forget about Pierce. Until further notice, the rookie will remain a low-end RB2 at best and better suited as a flex option.
Kenneth Walker expected to return this week
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 13 2022, 12:49 pm
|Pete Carroll says on radio show @SeattleSports that Kenneth Walker will return this week. Says "Kenny Walker is going to be out there this week for us to add to that." (Bob Codotta on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: We know the gum-chewing Carroll is wildly optimistic and not forthcoming when it comes to player injuries, but it sounds like Walker will at least be on the practice field this week with a good shot at suiting up against the 49ers. Walker was listed as Questionable last week before being made Inactive on game day.
Dak Prescott avoids IR, could return in 3-4 weeks
Closer to a 3-4 week injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 13 2022, 9:37 am
|Jerry Jones said he’s not just being optimistic. They feel that after Dak Prescott’s surgery yesterday, the timeline has changed. It was originally thought to be a 6-8 week injury. Jones seems to think it’s closer to 3-4 weeks now. “Feel better about it than we did Sunday night.” (Jon Machota on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: If Prescott landed on IR he would be out for the next four games. The Cowboys obviously feel he could return sooner. After their lackluster Week 1 showing against the Bucs, Dallas has some room improvement and it will begin in Week 2 at home against the Bengals with Cooper Rush under center.
Keenan Allen dealing with hamstring pull
Chargers play on short week against KC
By: Doug Orth | Sep 12 2022, 5:25 pm
|Keenan Allen will have an MRI on his hamstring after being ruled out yesterday, source said. Given the quick turnaround, missing Thursday vs. the #Chiefs makes sense, but tests today will determine the full extent of the injury. (NFL Network - Ian Rapoport)|
FFToday's Take: There is almost no chance that Allen will play on Thursday night. If that turns out to be the case, Josh Palmer figures to benefit the most from a fantasy perspective as he will likely start opposite Mike Williams. Managers in deeper leagues could take a flyer on DeAndre Carter, who tied Palmer for the most slot snaps in the opener. Gerald Everett could also factor into the offense a bit more as well.
Elijah Mitchell on the shelf for several weeks
MCL sprain in Week 1
By: Doug Orth | Sep 12 2022, 5:20 pm
|49ers’ RB Elijah Mitchell is expected to be sidelined about two months with the sprained MCL that he suffered Sunday at Chicago, per league sources. (ESPN - Adam Schefter)|
FFToday's Take: With Mitchell likely out until the early part of November, Jeff Wilson steps into a big role that should make him a regular fantasy starter. While Wilson will see his workload cultured from time to time by Deebo Samuel and Trey Lance, he should be expected to handle at least 15 touches on a regular basis. Fantasy managers in deeper leagues should consider stashing Tyrion Davis-Price and/or Jordan Mason just in case Wilson cannot hold up for very long.
Chris Godwin expected to miss some time, hamstring injury
Not a major injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 12 2022, 1:46 pm
|#Bucs WR Chris Godwin suffered a hamstring strain Sunday night and likely will miss some time, per source. There's optimism it's not a major injury, but Godwin could be sidelined a few weeks. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Godwin wore a non-contact jersey throughout training camp, got on the field Week 1 and now will seemingly miss a few weeks with a hamstring injury. Mike Evans, Julio Jones and Russell Gage will hold down the Bucs passing game until Godwin can return.
Dak Prescott out multiple weeks with hand injury
Cooper Rush expected to be starter
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 11 2022, 11:42 pm
|With Dak Prescott out multiple weeks, Cooper Rush will now take over as the starting quarterback of the 0-1 Cowboys as they get ready for this week’s game vs. the Bengals. Prescott will need surgery on his right thumb and being out indefinitely. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: As if the loss to the Bucs wasn't bad enough, it sounds like Dak will be missing multiple weeks with a hand/thumb injury. The Cowboys offense struggled to sustain any offense against Tampa Bay as evidenced by CeeDee Lamb's 2-29-0 line on 11 targets. Upcoming games for Dallas include CIN, @NYG and WAS.
Elijah Mitchell leaves Week 1 with knee injury
Left locker room with a brace on his right leg
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 11 2022, 4:58 pm
|Saw #49ers RB Elijah Mitchell leaving the locker room with a substantial brace on his right leg. He was not bending it as he was slowly making his way to the bus, but he was not on crutches. (Jennifer Lee Chan on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Mitchell (6-41-0) was bothered by various injuries last season so leaving early in the first game of 2022 isn't going to help his injury-prone label. He missed a good portion of training camp this season with a hamstring injury. With rookie Tyrion Davis-Price inactive, The 49ers turned to Deebo Samuel (8-59-1) and Jeff Wilson (9-22) as their main running backs against the Bears.
Tee Higgins leaves Week 1 with a concussion
Didn't play in the second half
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 11 2022, 4:10 pm
|Bengals’ WR Tee Higgins now officially ruled out today due to a concussion. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Higgins posted a 2-27-0 line before leaving the game in the 2nd quarter. He'll be in a race against the clock to get cleared for Cincinnati's Week 2 game against Dallas. Ja'Marr Chase led the Bengals receivers with a 10-129-1 line.
Not looking good for J.K. Dobbins
Unlikely to play
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 11 2022, 9:44 am
|Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins is expected to be a game time decision today but I was told by a source this morning “it’s unlikely he plays but he’s going to try” (Dianna Russini on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: This sounds like Dobbins will ultimately end up on the Inactive list today but we'll know that 90 minutes before the Ravens and Jets kickoff at 1 pm eastern. Dobbins has been working his way back from a torn ACL suffered last pre-season. Mike Davis and Kenyan Drake are likely to share the running back workload in Dobbins' absence
Chris Godwin expected to play, could be limited
Coming of knee injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 11 2022, 8:00 am
|Buccaneers’ WR Chris Godwin, listed as questionable due to last season’s knee injury, is expected to play Sunday night vs the Cowboys but could be on a pitch count, per sources. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Godwin was wearing a no-contact jersey in practice this week so it's difficult to see him playing anywhere near a fulltime role making him very difficult to trust as a fantasy play in Week 1. Complicating matters is the fact the Bucs don't play against the Cowboys until this evening.
Michael Thomas expected to play
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 10 2022, 11:32 pm
|Saints WR Michael Thomas, listed as questionable for Sunday due to a hamstring injury, is expected to play vs. the Falcons, per source.
Falcons WR Drake London, listed as questionable for Sunday due to a knee injury, is expected to play vs. the Saints, per source.
WRs back. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Beat reporter have suggested that Thomas has looked good in practice this week so the expectation has been that he will play. How well, how long... those are the big questions that nobody really knows. He's probably more of a Flex or WR3 option given the uncertainty.
Zach Ertz limited in practice Friday, Questionable
Could be on a snap count if he plays
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 9 2022, 6:00 pm
|The Cardinals will also have a better idea of the status of Cody Ford later today, Kliff Kingsbury said.
Kingsbury hopes TE Zach Ertz and LB Markus Golden can contribute on Sunday "in some manner" but he's not sure if it'll be the entire game. (Josh Weinfuss on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Sounds like Ertz would be limited even if he does suit up against the Chiefs making him a player to avoid in Week 1. Maxx Williams, Trey McBride and Stephen Anderson are next up on the depth chart but uncertain roles keep them off the fantasy radar.
J.K. Dobbins listed as Questionable, limited in practice
limited in practice all week
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 9 2022, 3:38 pm
|Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's opener at the New York Jets.
He has had limited participation all week in practice. (Jamison Hensley on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Ravens have been signaling that Dobbins won't be a full-go to start the season by signing Kenyan Drake and Mike Davis. The Ravens do play in the early window on Sunday so we'll have a good idea of Baltimore's running back situation on Sunday morning prior to inactives being released.
Allen Lazard listed as Doubtful for Week 1
Missed practice all week
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 9 2022, 2:49 pm
|Packers injury report:
Questionable: David Bakhtiari, Elgton Jenkins.
Doubtful: Allen Lazard.
Robert Tonyan is good to go. (Rob Demovsky on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Lazard (ankle/foot) missed practice this week and isn't expected to play. His loss depletes and already thin wide receiver room. Sammy Watkins, Romeo Doubs and Christian Watson are likely to see the most action among the wide receivers. Tonyan (knee) is coming off injury but could be heavily involved.
Chris Godwin a gametime decision
Wearing a no-contact jersey on Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 9 2022, 12:29 pm
|Coach Todd Bowles said the decision on Chris Godwin will come right up until kickoff. (Jenna Laine on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Quite frankly, Godwin doesn't seem ready to play. He hasn't taken a hit in practice this pre-season. It would be a shock if he's isn't on the Inactive list on Sunday. Mike Evans, Russell Gage and Julio Jones should be the top three wideouts for Tom Brady against the Cowboys.
Rondale Moore injures hamstring in practice Thursday
Will have an MRI
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 8 2022, 4:41 pm
|Cardinals wide receiver Rondale Moore injured his hamstring today during practice, per a league source, is going to have further examination, including an MRI to determine severity of injury. Cardinals already playing without DeAndre Hopkins due to suspension (Aaron Wilson on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Doesn't sound great for his availability against the Chiefs in Week 1. Already down Hopkins and with tight end Zach Ertz dealing with a calf issue, the Cardinals and Kyler Murray are going to be searching for receiving options on Sunday. Marquise Brown, A.J. Green and Antoine Wesley are next up on the depth chart
WR Van Jefferson ruled Out for Week 1
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 7 2022, 4:09 pm
|Rams WR Van Jefferson has been ruled out for Thursday’s game against Buffalo. (Sarah Bishop on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Jefferson was trending in this direction after missing recent practice time with a knee injury. Ben Skowronek and Tutu Atwell will help fill the void but neither are exciting fantasy options for Thursday night.
George Kittle misses practice Wednesday, groin injury
49ers TE suffered groin injury on Monday
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 7 2022, 3:55 pm
|#49ers TE George Kittle has a groin injury, suffered in Monday’s practice, per Kyle Shanahan. Kittle is not practicing today. Unclear right now if it will keep him out this week. (Nick Wagoner on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: HC Kyle Shanahan categorized Kittle as "day-to-day". If Kittle is unable to go this week, Ross Dwelley and Charlie Woerner are the backup tight ends but won't be fantasy options.
Allen Lazard not practicing Wednesday
Got stepped on last week in practice
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 7 2022, 1:26 pm
|#Packers coach Matt LaFleur says WR Allen Lazard got stepped on in practice last week and will not practice again today. He would not say what Lazard's injury is, but his top WR is still being held out. (Ryan Wood on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Packers have offered little details about Lazard's status recently. A DNP starting off the week isn't great but we'll have a better idea of his true status after practice tomorrow. Lazard, Sammy Watkins, Romeo Doubs and Randall Cobbs are at the top of Green Bay's wide receiver depth chart.
Joe Flacco to start Week 1 for the Jets
Zach Wilson won't play until Week 4
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 7 2022, 11:33 am
|Sources: The #Jets are starting QB Joe Flacco on Sunday vs. the #Ravens, as Flacco is set to face his old team. Zach Wilson (knee) is progressing well, but not quite ready. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Wilson injured his knee during the first pre-season game and won't return until Week 4 against the Steelers according to HC Robert Saleh. Flacco will get games against the Ravens, Browns and Bengals to start the season.
Chris Godwin still not sure about Week 1
Completing recovery from a late-season ACL tear
By: Doug Orth | Sep 6 2022, 8:40 pm
|Chris Godwin (knee) told In the Moment podcast on Tuesday, Sept. 6, that he does not "think any of us know yet (if he will play in Week 1 against the Dallas Cowboys).
“I don’t think any of us know that yet. … I would imagine I have the final say. It’s going to come down to feel. Because I understand what I’m capable of doing on the field when healthy. But I also understand what I’m capable of pushing through. I would love to be there for the entire season, but I think what’s more important is being there for the second half of the season. Being there for what I missed last year," Godwin said. (Tampa Bay Times - Rick Stroud)|
FFToday's Take: It certainly appears as if Godwin is leaning toward sitting Week 1. With the Buccaneers being loaded at receiver to begin the season (Mike Evans, Russell Gage and Julio Jones), it makes little sense for Godwin or the team to play if he is not completely ready. He reportedly shed his knee brace Monday, so he is undoubtedly close. Just don't expect vintage Godwin for at least a few weeks.
TB to monitor Leonard Fournette's workload?
Beat writer expects Fournette to handle 60-70 percent of workload
By: Doug Orth | Sep 5 2022, 11:55 pm
|Leonard Fournette's usage will be interesting to track -- he only hit 80 percent of offensive snaps once in first 10 games, then basically did in three straight games before the hamstring injury. I'd think they'd much prefer him in 60-70 percent range, utilizing the depth to help. (The Athletic - Greg Auman)|
FFToday's Take: Auman's comments suggest Fournette is in no real danger of losing a big part of his workload to rookie Rachaad White. Backing off his workload is a great idea considering he has missed at least three games in three of his first five seasons. Continue to view him as a low-end fantasy RB1.
James Robinson ready to go for opener
RB coming back from late-season Achilles injury
By: Doug Orth | Sep 5 2022, 7:40 pm
|Jaguars RB James Robinson, who tore his Achilles in Week 16 of last season, will be active and will play on Sunday vs. Washington, per HC Doug Pederson. Big news for Jacksonville as it seems like his recovery went smoothly. (PFF - Ari Meirov)|
FFToday's Take: Robinson tore his Achilles in Week 16 last season, so this is a Cam Akers-like recovery from an injury that once sidelined players more than a year. With that said, there is little evidence that a running back can and will be productive in the first year following an Achilles tear. With that said, it is highly unlikely Robinson sees more than a handful of touches for the first few games. Even as the season progresses, Travis Etienne should be considered the back to roster in Jacksonville this season.
Zach Ertz still nursing calf injury
TE will be day-to-day this week
By: Doug Orth | Sep 5 2022, 7:30 pm
|TE Zach Ertz also going to be day to day this week, Kingsbury said. (Darren Urban on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: While Ertz has been dealing with this injury for about a month, the day-to-day designation suggests he is more likely than not to play in Week 1 against the Chiefs. Considering how much practice he has missed, it may be a bit much to ask him to serve as a fantasy TE1 despite how much he is needed with DeAndre Hopkins serving his season-opening six-game suspension. If Ertz cannot go, fantasy managers in deeper leagues could realistically pivot to 2022 second-round draft pick Trey McBride.
Allen Lazard in question for Week 1?
Missed last week for undisclosed reasons
By: Doug Orth | Sep 5 2022, 7:20 pm
|LaFleur said that he's hopeful rookie WR Christian Watson will play Sunday. He was non-committal with WR Allen Lazard, who was sidelined last week for undisclosed reasons. (Tom Silverstein on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: "Non-committal" does not mean doubtful or out, but Lazard could be dealing with a personal issue that does not have a timetable attached to it. In the event Lazard doesn't play, Sammy Watkins and Randall Cobb would likely start, although the most interesting Packer wideout for fantasy purposes would likely be rookie Romeo Doubs. Fantasy managers should have other options in mind just in case Lazard sits, but we should know more regarding his Week 1 status no later than Friday.
Logan Thomas uncertain for Week 1
Knee injury last December
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 5 2022, 12:53 pm
|TE Logan Thomas said he's still not sure yet if he'll play in the opener. Said he's building to playing "this week or next." Asked about limitations: "Still feel things here and there, but not anything that affects the way I play." (John Keim on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Thomas is working his way back from a knee injury in December of last season. It sounds like Week 2 may be more realistic for the Commanders tight end. John Bates would get the start if Thomas can't go against the Jaguars.
Decision on Jets' starting QB coming on Wednesday
Zach Wilson dealing with meniscus tear
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 5 2022, 12:18 pm
|#Jets coach Robert Saleh told reporters that QB Zach Wilson, dealing with a bone bruise and meniscus tear, had a workout today and is still potentially in play to start Sunday. They'll make an announcement on Wednesday. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Wilson injured his knee on 8/13 in the Jets first pre-season game and had surgery a few days later. The most likely scenario is Wilson sitting out a week or two but we'll know for sure on Wednesday. Joe Flacco would get the call against the Ravens if Wilson can't go.
No limitations for Stafford in Week 1
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 4 2022, 5:24 pm
|As the Los Angeles Rams prepare for the Buffalo Bills to open the NFL season Thursday night, quarterback Matthew Stafford said there are "no limitations" on his right elbow. Stafford, who played through right elbow pain last season and received an injection in the elbow during the season, did not throw during spring workouts and was put on a throwing schedule during training camp. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: It remains to be seen how much Stafford's elbow issue will affect him during the season but for now, the Rams and Stafford are saying all the right things. McVay indicated that if Stafford had to throw the ball 50 times against the Bills, he could. Stafford's ADP is hovering around QB12, pick 99.
WR Isaiah McKenzie expected to practice Sunday
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 4 2022, 12:09 pm
|Bills HC Sean McDermott said WR Isaiah McKenzie will practice Sunday. (Joe Buscaglia on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: McKenzie has been dealing with an undisclosed injury since last week but appears headed for the practice field today. He's currently holding down the slot receiver role over Jamison Crowder in the Bills offense. Buffalo and the LA Rams kick off Week 1 Thursday night.
Kenny Golladay had "unspecified procedure" during offseason
Giants WR looking stiff in route-running, losing draft value
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Sep 1 2022, 4:44 pm
|New York Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay had an unspecified medical procedure this past offseason that kept him out during the spring, general manager Joe Schoen revealed Thursday. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: The 6-foot-4 Golladay is seeking his first fully healthy season since 2019, when he led the NFL with 11 touchdown catches and finished with 1,190 receiving yards in 16 games with the Lions. Unfortunately, this does little to raise his draft stock and there are much safer options. HE's still an interesting risk/reward pick for the later rounds.
Eagles claim Trey Sermon off waivers
Philly foils Niners plan to stash young RB on practice squad
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Sep 1 2022, 4:30 pm
|Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) on Twitter: "Eagles claimed former 49ers’ RB Trey Sermon on waivers, per source." (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Eagles finally have some competition for RB1 along with default starter Miles Sanders, who hasn't yet shown the fruition they expected. It's a wait-and-see to see how carries shake out the first few weeks, but Sermon is not far removed from scouts' praise and could be a fantasy factor this season.
Michael Gallup rehab going "very smooth"
Cowboys WR could be a great later-round stash
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Sep 1 2022, 4:15 pm
|Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) on Twitter: "Cowboys WR Michael Gallup (left ACL) working with director of rehabilitation Britt Brown. Mike McCarthy on Wednesday said Gallup “looks excellent. He’s getting close. He’s hit every target. His rehab is going very smooth. Just staying on the plan." (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Gallup is just outside most Top 50 WR lists heading into Week 1, but his WR4/5 status could jump to WR2/3 if he gets back some of the explosiveness he had before suffering the knee injury last season. He's worth a later-round speculative add in most 12-team leagues.
Brian Robinson Jr. lands on Reserve/NFI list
Should be back at some point this season
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 1 2022, 10:15 am
|We've made the following roster moves:
- Signed LBs David Mayo and Jon Bostic
- Placed RB Brian Robinson Jr. on the the Reserve/Non-Football Injury List
- Placed TE Curtis Hodges on the Reserve/Injured List (Commanders on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: This move ensures that Robinson will miss at least the first four games of the season while he recovers from two gun shot wounds from a robbery incident on 8/28. Antonio Gibson and J.D. McKissic should operate at the team's top two running backs while Robinson is out with a little bit of Jonathan Williams sprinkled in.
Chargers sign RB Sony Michel, waive Larry Rountree
Not great for the fantasy value of rookie Isaiah Spiller
By: Mike Krueger | Aug 31 2022, 2:49 pm
|#Chargers have signed RB Sony Michel and waived RB Larry Rountree III. (Daniel Popper on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The search for a backup to Austin Ekeler continues. Not great news for the fantasy value of rookie Isaiah Spiller who was running behind Joshua Kelley during camp. Michel could have some spiked weeks this season in a high-powered offense as Ekeler's backup but is probably a better pick in best-ball given deep running back room.
Texans waive RB Marlon Mack
Full steam ahead on Pierce hype train
By: Mike Krueger | Aug 30 2022, 2:30 pm
|Texans cut veteran running back Marlon Mack, per a league source. Dameon Pierce's impressive preseason showed the Texans everything they needed to see, in the words of coach Lovie Smith. They're sold on the rookie's power, explosiveness and moves. (Aaron Wilson on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: It's full steam ahead on the Pierce hype train, although it wouldn't be a shock if the Texans brought in another running back in the next day or two (Sony Michel?). Pierce is now a legit RB2 option and should be the Texans starter in Week 1 against the Colts.
Ravens expected to sign Kenyan Drake
Released by the Raiders last week
By: Mike Krueger | Aug 30 2022, 8:22 am
|Running back Kenyan Drake is expected to sign with the Baltimore Ravens, pending a physical, a source confirmed Tuesday morning. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Released by the Raiders last week, this move could be a bad sign that J.K. Dobbins will not be ready by Week 1 or it could just be added depth for early in the season given Gus Edwards is on the Reserve/PUP list and will miss the first four games. Mike Davis, Justice Hill and Tyler Badie are currently on the roster ahead of final cuts at 4 pm Eastern this afternoon.
Laviska Shenault shipped to Carolina
WR unable to find his footing in Jacksonville
By: Doug Orth | Aug 29 2022, 11:50 pm
|Sources: The #Jaguars are trading WR Laviska Shenault to the #Panthers. A new playmaking weapon. (NFL Network - Ian Rapoport)|
FFToday's Take: It is somewhat notable that new OC Ben McAdoo was on staff in Jacksonville when the Jaguars drafted Shenault in 2020. It remains to be seen if Shenault's inability to make a big impact at the pro level was the result of bad coaching (Doug Marrone and Urban Meyer have been fired in consecutive seasons) or not, but the former second-round pick already has 121 catches to his name through two seasons. In Carolina, he may get an opportunity down the road to push Robbie Anderson for a starting job - assuming he isn't asked to take on the same dual-purpose role he had during his college days.
Sony Michel cut by Miami
Chase Edmonds, Raheem Mostert expected to lead backfield
By: Doug Orth | Aug 29 2022, 11:30 pm
|The #Dolphins have released former #Patriots and #Rams RB Sony Michel. (NFL Network - Ian Rapoport)|
FFToday's Take: The big news here is not so much Michel getting cut, but rather that it paves a clear path for Chase Edmonds and Raheem Mostert to handle the bulk of the backfield work. Given Mostert's injury history, Edmonds could see a featured role sooner than later. At worst, Edmonds is an RB2 with upside and Mostert can be considered a high-risk but high-upside RB4/5. Michel should resurface somewhere soon; Washington could be interested after losing Brian Robinson Jr. indefinitely over the weekend.
49ers, Garoppolo agree on restructured contract
Jimmy G. staying put in San Francisco
By: Mike Krueger | Aug 29 2022, 5:22 pm
|The #49ers and QB Jimmy Garoppolo are finalizing a new contract that will make him the highest paid backup in the NFL, sources tell me and @MikeGarafolo. A solution that keeps Jimmy G on the roster while making clear it’s Trey Lance’s team going forward. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: This is an interesting move that could be looked in multiple ways. Is this a hedge against the unproven Trey Lance? An opportunity to extend the trade window for Garoppolo at a more manageable cost until mid-season? The new deal is reportedly worth $7 million with a max value of $16 million.