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1.Bucs Release Doug Martin (Dynasty League Football) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released veteran running back Doug Martin. Analysis: This move is not a surprise as Martin has struggled both on the field and off in the past two seasons. Considering the crowded free agent and draft classes, Martin might be lucky to find a roster spot moving forward. As a result, his dynasty value is nearly gone.53 minutes
2.DT Floyd trying to recoup salary from Vi... (Rotoworld) DT Sharrif Floyd is awaiting resolution of a grievance he filed against the Vikings in September. Analysis: Battling a lingering, and likely career-ending, knee injury, Floyd spent 2017 on the reserve/NFI list. That got the Vikings out of paying his entire $6.757 million salary. Teams can pay "an amount of their choosing" to players on the NFI list. The Vikes settled on $2.006 million. Floyd contends he should have been on the PUP list instead of NFI, and entitled to his full salary.1 hour
3.Joe Thomas hopes to reach 2018 decision ... (Rotoworld) Browns LT Joe Thomas hopes to have a decision on his 2018 status by the start of free agency. Analysis: "Whether I’m going to come back or retire, I think, from their perspective, having a certain need going into free agency is important," Thomas said. The reality is, the Browns will need to know even sooner than that so they can begin planning for the future if Thomas hangs up his cleats. We doubt he will leave the Browns in a lurch. 1 hour
4.Colts | Indy hopes to have Andrew Luck at OTAs (USA Today Fantasy Sports) Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) is still rehabilitating his throwing shoulder, but head coach Frank Reich hopes his star quarterback is healthy enough to participate in organized team activities.1 hour
5.Hedge fund manager 'frontrunner' for Pan... (Rotoworld) NFL.com's Mike Garofolo reports "billionaire hedge fund manager" David Tepper has emerged as the "frontrunner" to buy the Panthers. Analysis: One of the richest men in the country, Tepper is currently a minority owner in the Steelers. He is the founder and president of Appaloosa Management, a "global hedge fund firm based in Miami Beach." Regardless of whether or not it's Tepper, someone extremely rich is going to buy the Panthers.1 hour
6.Colts hopeful Andrew Luck will throw in ... (Rotoworld) New Colts coach Frank Reich is "hopeful" Andrew Luck (shoulder) will be ready to throw in OTAs in April. Analysis: We've learned not to put much stock in the Colts' "hopes" for Luck's surgically-repaired shoulder but it's still better than the alternative. There figures to be dozens of updates on Luck's progress, or lack thereof, between now and training camp. The smartest thing to do is to consider Luck questionable for Week 1 until genuine signs of progress are demonstrated.2 hours
7.Ryan Succop: Signs contract extension (RotoWire) Succop signed a five-year, $20 million extension with the Titans on Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. Analysis: It was a career-year for Succop in 2017, as the kicker made 35-of-42 field goal attempts. He also set an NFL record by connecting on 56 straight field goals from inside the 50-yard line, which dates back to 2014. His 35 made field goals and 136 points were both career highs and he was also named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for September.2 hours
8.Titans | Ryan Succop contract details (USA Today Fantasy Sports) Updating a previous report, Tennessee Titans PK Ryan Succop's contract extension is five years in length and worth $20 million with $7.5 million in guaranteed money, according to a source. He will earn $8.5 million over the first two years of the contract.2 hours
9.Titans | Ryan Succop given extension (USA Today Fantasy Sports) Tennessee Titans impending free-agent PK Ryan Succop agreed to a multi-year contract extension Tuesday, Feb. 20. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.2 hours
10.Titans keep K Succop with multi-year dea... (Rotoworld) Titans signed K Ryan Succop to a multi-year contract extension. Analysis: Succop had been set for unrestricted free agency. The Titans' kicker since 2014, Succop converted 83.3 percent of his field goal attempts last season. That was actually his worst number as a Titan but still above the "acceptable" threshold of 80. With a career long of 54, Succop doesn't have a particularly big leg.2 hours
11.Eagles promote Duce Staley to assistant ... (Rotoworld) Eagles promoted RBs coach Duce Staley to assistant head coach. Analysis: Staley was passed over for offensive coordinator duties by WRs coach Mike Groh but gets a new title by way of apology. Staley has been on the Eagles' staff since 2011, and is widely considered a future coordinator.3 hours
12.Eagles | Duce Staley promoted (USA Today Fantasy Sports) Philadelphia Eagles running backs coach Duce Staley is now assistant head coach in addition to having his current role.3 hours
13.Bears decline Sitton's option, make him ... (Rotoworld) The Bears have declined LG Josh Sitton's $8 million team option for 2018, making him a free agent.3 hours
14.Le'Veon Bell to see franchise tag? (FantasyPros) Pittsburgh Steelers beat writer Jeremy Fowler is reporting that the team will likely place the franchise tag on RB Le'Veon Bell prior to the March 6 deadline. Analysis: Fowler stated that "barring any unforeseen developments," the Steelers will use the franchise tag on Bell. And if they do indeed tag the elite rusher, it would come to no surprise despite the fact that Bell threatened to hold out the 2018 season in its entirety during Divisional Weekend if he and the Steelers do not come to terms on a new long-term deal. However, since Antonio Brown got paid last offseason, Bell... (More)3 hours
15.Steve McLendon: Team option for 2018 exercised (RotoWire) The Jets picked up McLendon's $3.13 million team option for 2018 on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports. Analysis: McLendon enters the third and final year of the deal he signed with the Jets in free agency in March 2016 coming off the best season of his career. Though he saw his sack total drop from 3.5 the year prior down to 1.5, the nose tackle was more effective than ever at stuffing the run game. He finished with 46 tackles in 16 games, exceeding his total (42) from the 2015 and 2016 campaigns combined. The 32-year-old should fill a starting role once again during the upcoming campaign.3 hours
16.Josh Martin: Contract option picked up (RotoWire) The Jets exercised Martin's $1.8 million team option for 2018 on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports. Analysis: It was likely an easy decision for the Jets to bring back Martin after he finished the past season in a starting role at outside linebacker and acquitted himself well in that capacity. The 26-year-old achieved career highs across the board in 2017, finishing with 43 tackles, 1.5 sacks and one pass breakup. Look for him to fill at least a rotational role at linebacker to go along with his duties on special teams during the upcoming season.3 hours
17.Jaguars | Options declined for two Jaguars (USA Today Fantasy Sports) Jacksonville Jaguars TE Mychal Rivera and WR Arrelious Benn had their options declined Tuesday, Feb. 20. They will hit the free-agent market when the new league year commences in mid-March.3 hours
18.Arrelious Benn: Option declined for 2018 (RotoWire) The Jaguars declined Benn's (knee) $790,000 team option for 2018 on Tuesday, making the wide receiver an unrestricted free agent March 14, Mike Kaye of FirstCoastNews.com reports. Analysis: Benn had spent parts of the past three seasons with the Jaguars as a depth wideout and special-teams contributor, appearing 24 games and notching six receptions for 128 yards and a touchdown. Though Benn could have been retained at an affordable price for the upcoming season, his poor track record on the health front likely had the Jaguars eager to look elsewhere to fill out their wideout ranks.3 hours
19.Mychal Rivera: Optioned declined for 2018 (RotoWire) The Jaguars declined Rivera's (wrist) $1.25 million team option for 2018 on Tuesday, making the tight end an unrestricted free agent March 14, Mike Kaye of FirstCoastNews.com reports. Analysis: Rivera will finish his Jacksonville tenure without ever having played a down after a preseason wrist injury resulted in the Jaguars shuffling him to injured reserve prior to the opener. The 27-year-old was at risk of being cut following the preseason even if he had stayed healthy, so it wasn't a major surprise the Jaguars decided to part ways with him in free agency. Rivera displayed some aptitude as a pass catcher during his first four seasons in the lea... (More)4 hours
20.Jaguars decline option year on Arrelious... (Rotoworld) The Jaguars declined their 2018 option on WR Arrelious Benn, making him a free agent. Analysis: Somewhat surprisingly, Benn spent all of 2017 on Jacksonville's 53-man roster, catching one pass in nine games. The 2010 second-round pick has 10 total grabs since the end of the 2011 season. He turns 30 in September.4 hours
21.Jags make Mychal Rivera a free agent (Rotoworld) The Jaguars declined their 2018 option on TE Mychal Rivera, making him a free agent.4 hours
22.Steelers | Le'Veon Bell likely to be tagged (USA Today Fantasy Sports) Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell is expected to receive the franchise tag again this offseason. That tag is worth $14.5 million. He and the Steelers would still be able to accomplish a long-term deal. Analysis: Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell is expected to receive the franchise tag again this offseason. That tag is worth $14.5 million. He and the Steelers would still be able to accomplish a long-term deal.4 hours
23.Chris Baker: Cut loose by Tampa Bay (RotoWire) The Buccaneers released Baker on Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Analysis: Baker was a major disappointment for the Buccaneers upon signing a three-year, $15.75 million contract last March. Though the defensive lineman missed just one game, he finished with a half sack and 33 tackles, his lowest marks in both categories since 2013. Now on the wrong side of 30 years old and coming off a down season, Baker will likely have to settle for a short-term deal with another club this offseason in order to rebuild value.4 hours
24.Deiondre' Hall: Receives probation for 2017 incident (RotoWire) Hall received six months' probation Feb. 6 after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct and public intoxication charges related to a March 2017 incident in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Analysis: Though Hall's legal situation is now resolved, it remains to be seen if he'll be subject to further discipline from the Bears or the NFL. Hall, a 2016 fourth-round pick, appeared in two games last season after being activated from injured reserve in early December following an extended absence due to a hamstring issue.4 hours
25.Jets | Options picked up for two Jets (USA Today Fantasy Sports) New York Jets DT Steve Mclendon and LB Josh Martin had their options exercised Tuesday, Feb. 20.4 hours
26.Le'Veon fully expected to be franchise t... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports the Steelers are fully expected to use the franchise tag on Le'Veon Bell ahead of the March 6 deadline. Analysis: Both sides seem ready to finally hammer out a long-term deal, but the franchise tag will buy time to do it. Fowler reports the Steelers have already budgeted the $14.5 million tag into their salary cap plan for free agency. The deadline for franchise tagged players to sign long-term deals is July 15.4 hours
27.Bucs release DT Chris Baker, save $4.875... (Rotoworld) Bucs released DT Chris Baker. Analysis: Baker signed a "three-year, $15.75 million" contract last March but was a huge disappointment his first year in Tampa. The Tampa Bay Times reported in December that both teammates and coaches had questioned Baker's efforts. Baker faced similar questions with the Redskins. His entire $4.875 million cap hit comes off the books. Baker, who notched 0.5 sacks in 15 games in 2017, turns 31 in October.4 hours
28.Buccaneers | Chris Baker released (USA Today Fantasy Sports) Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Chris Baker was released Tuesday, Feb. 20, according to a source. He was due $4.88 million in 2018 of which $3 million would have been fully guaranteed.4 hours
29.Saints keep long snapper Zach Wood (Rotoworld) Saints re-signed LS Zach Wood to a one-year, $555,000 contract. Analysis: Wood was an exclusive rights free agent. 2017 was his first year snapping the snaps that are longer than regular snaps in New Orleans.6 hours
30.Colts | Adam Vinatieri plans to keep playing (USA Today Fantasy Sports) Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent PK Adam Vinatieri intends to continue his playing career in 2018 - which would be his 23rd season in the NFL, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.7 hours
31.Adam Vinatieri: Intends to play in 2018 (RotoWire) Vinatieri intends to play a 23rd NFL season in 2018, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Analysis: Vinatieri indicated after the Colts' season ended that he had no desire to hang up his cleats, so look for Indianapolis to re-sign the veteran on a one-year deal when he hits free agency in March. Though his scoring production declined in 2017 without Andrew Luck (shoulder) directing the offense, Vinatieri was reliable as usual, converting 29 of 34 field-goal attempts and 22 of 24 extra-point tries. Two of those misses from the field came in challenging blizzard conditions in Buffalo in Week 14.7 hours
32.Nick Folk: Cleared to resume kicking (RotoWire) Folk (knee) met last week with Dr. James Andrews, who officially cleared the 33-year-old to resume kicking, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Analysis: Folk beat out incumbent Roberto Aguayo for the Buccaneers' kicking duties in training camp but lost the gig after missing all three of his field-goal attempts in a narrow Week 5 loss to the Patriots. While Folk was initially expected to be released, the Buccaneers instead stashed him on injured reserve due to a minor case of left knee tendinitis, for which the veteran ultimately underwent surgery. Now fully healthy, Folk, who will officially become a free agent March 14, will likely head elsewhere t... (More)7 hours
33.Adam Vinatieri plans to keep kicking in ... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Adam Schefter reports impending free agent Adam Vinatieri plans to continue his career in 2018. Analysis: Vinatieri basically said as much last month, but the report confirms he has not changed his mind. The veteran said he would like to return to the Colts, but he sounded like he is also open to a move. Vinatieri has spent the last 12 seasons in Indianapolis after spending 10 seasons with the Patriots.7 hours
34.Brian Cushing: Officially released Tuesday (RotoWire) The Texans officially released Cushing on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Analysis: The transaction was a formality after the Texans informed Cushing two days earlier that they would part ways with him before the start of the new league year. While Cushing missed 10 games due to suspension last season, rookies Zach Cunningham and Dylan Cole proved capable at inside linebacker, which likely contributed heavily to the Texans' decision to cut the veteran.7 hours
35.Texans | Houston parts ways with Brian Cushing (USA Today Fantasy Sports) Houston Texans LB Brian Cushing was officially released Tuesday, Feb. 20.7 hours
36.Jerrell Freeman: Gets cut by Chicago (RotoWire) The Bears released Freeman (concussion/pectoral) Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Analysis: Freeman led the Bears in tackles in 2016 despite missing four games after violating the NFL's performance-enhancing-drugs policy, but the inside linebacker endured a nightmarish 2017 campaign both on and off the field. The 31-year-old was lost for the season after tearing a pectoral muscle and suffering a concussion in the opener and was later busted for a second PED violation in October, netting him a 10-game suspension that will carry over for the first two weeks of the 2018 season. Shortly after the suspension, Freeman acknowledged that he's suf... (More)7 hours
37.Bears | Jerrell Freeman set free (USA Today Fantasy Sports) Chicago Bears LB Jerrell Freeman was released Tuesday, Feb. 20.8 hours
38.Bears cut ties with ILB Jerrell Freeman (Rotoworld) Bears released ILB Jerrell Freeman. Analysis: This fully expected move will save Chicago $3.5 million against the cap. Freeman played well his first season with the Bears, but he missed four games because of a PED suspension and picked up another 10 game ban last year, the final two games of which he will have to serve in 2018. He is also set to turn 32 in May and is coming off a torn pectoral. Even so, he is good enough to get a look from teams in need of linebacker help.8 hours
39.Marcedes Lewis: Team exercises 2018 option (RotoWire) The Jaguars exercised Lewis' $3.5 million team option for 2018 on Tuesday, Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union reports. Analysis: While Lewis' salary isn't guaranteed for 2018, the transaction more or less indicates the Jaguars plan on bringing the tight end back for a 13th season. Lewis has long been a tertiary member of the Jaguars' passing attack, but his marks of 318 yards and five touchdowns last season were his best since 2013, though the production was mostly inflated by an outlier 62-yard, three-score performance in Week 3. Since Lewis is set to turn 34 years old in May, it wouldn't be a surprise if the Jaguars made adding a devel... (More)8 hours
40.Jaguars | Three Jaguars' options picked up (USA Today Fantasy Sports) Jacksonville Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis, OT Josh Wells and G/C Tyler Shatley had their options for the 2018 season exercised Tuesday, Feb. 20.8 hours
41.Eagles promote Groh to offensive coordin... (Rotoworld) Eagles promoted WRs coach Mike Groh to offensive coordinator. Analysis: The Eagles also interviewed RBs coach Duce Staley for the job, but they are going with Groh. It may not mean much in the grand scheme of things as Doug Pederson will continue to run the offense while both Groh and Staley have big roles in game-planning, but it is a big career step for Groh, whose only other coordinating experience came at Virginia in the mid-2000s.8 hours
42.Jaguars picked up Marcedes Lewis' 2018 o... (Rotoworld) Jaguars picked up TE Marcedes Lewis' 2018 option. Analysis: According to Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union, they did the same for OT Josh Wells and OG Tyler Shatley, meaning all three will be back with the team. Lewis is entering the final year of his deal, so it would not be surprising if the team works out an extension with the veteran blocker.8 hours
43.Doug Martin: Released by Tampa Bay (RotoWire) The Buccaneers released Martin on Tuesday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Analysis: After following up a strong rookie year in 2012 with back-to-back disappointing seasons, Martin temporarily quieted his critics by amassing 1,673 yards from scrimmage and seven touchdowns in 2015, netting him a five-year, $35.75 million contract extension the following spring. However, Martin regressed badly thereafter, averaging less than three yards per carry in both of the past two seasons while missing time due to injury and an untimely four-game suspension, which delayed the start to his 2017 campaign. In cutting Martin loose, the Buccaneers wil... (More)8 hours
44.Doug Martin released (FantasyPros) NFL Insider Adam Caplan is reporting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released RB Doug Martin on Tuesday. Analysis: In an expected move, the Buccaneers have given up on Martin, releasing the once promising rusher following six inconsistent and injury-plagued years mixed in with off the field issues. While his career has been a disappointment so far, he's young enough - Martin turned 29 last month - to rejuvenate his career on another club. Expect him to be on a roster by training camp. The Buccaneers will save $6.75 million in cap space and cash as a result of Martin's release.8 hours
45.Buccaneers | Doug Martin cut (USA Today Fantasy Sports) Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin was released Tuesday, Feb. 20. The Bucs will save $6.75 million. Due to the structure of his contract, the team will absorb no dead money on their salary cap.8 hours
46.Bucs release former All-Pro Doug Martin (Rotoworld) Bucs released Doug Martin. Analysis: This move, which saves Tampa Bay $6.75 million against the cap, was fully expected following two seasons marred by injury, suspension, and ineffectiveness. Martin was an All-Pro as recently as 2015, however, and just turned 29 in January. He would be a good get for running-back needy teams on a one-year, incentive-laden deal. For the Bucs, Peyton Barber played reasonably well down the stretch last season, but they will be on the lookout for help this spring, especially with Charles Sims headed to free agency.8 hours
47.Buccaneers release Doug Martin (FFToday) After six up and mostly down seasons, Doug Martin's run with the Bucs is over. The two-time Pro Bowl running back was released by Tampa Bay Tuesday, a move that was expected after he failed to rush for less than 500 yards in four of the past five seasons. The decision will save the Bucs $6.75 million that Martin was scheduled to earn in 2018. Because of the structure of his contract, the team will absorb no dead money on their salary cap. Analysis: The move was somewhat expected considering the savings and the zero dead money against the cap. Martin had a stellar 1402 rushing yards and... (More)9 hours
48.Reporter believes Eli Apple will be trad... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Jordan Raanan believes Giants CB Eli Apple will be traded this offseason. Analysis: Apple is unquestionably talented, but he was a massive locker-room headache in 2017, clashing with coaches, teammates, and the organization. It is possible the new coaching staff decides to give the 2016 first-round pick a clean slate, but Raanan expects them to move on. Trading Apple will cost the Giants around $500,000 in cap space.9 hours
49.Jaylen Watkins: Won't be tendered contract (RotoWire) The Eagles aren't planning to tender a 2018 contract to Watkins, which will make him an unrestricted free agent at the start of the new league year, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Analysis: With Watkins having completed his rookie contract and now heading into his fifth season, the Eagles would have to extend a fourth-round tender in order to retain him, but the organization apparently didn't feel he was worthy of that price tag. The 25-year-old appeared in 28 games over the past two seasons, but saw nearly as many snaps (165) on special teams as he did on defense (168) in 2017. With 2017 second-round defensive back Sidney Jones back to fu... (More)9 hours
50.Eagles | Jaylen Watkins to be cut loose (USA Today Fantasy Sports) Philadelphia Eagles restricted free-agent CB Jaylen Watkins will not be tendered a contract, according to a source.10 hours
51.Eagles will not tender DB Jaylen Watkins (Rotoworld) NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Eagles will not tender restricted free agent DB Jaylen Watkins. Analysis: Restricted free agents of Watkins' caliber usually draw an original round tender, but the Eagles are in penny-pinching mode as they look to create some cap flexibility. A solid depth option who can play corner or safety, Watkins should find a new home.10 hours
52.Jets | Kirk Cousins could see $60 million in first year (USA Today Fantasy Sports) Updating previous reports, Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins could receive an offer from the New York Jets that would give him $60 million guaranteed in the first year of the contract, according to a league source.10 hours
53.Jets | Kirk Cousins could see full guarantee? (USA Today Fantasy Sports) Updating previous reports, Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins could receive an offer from the New York Jets with a fully guaranteed contract, according to sources.10 hours
54.Vontae Davis meeting with 49ers Tuesday (Rotoworld) Free agent CB Vontae Davis is meeting with the 49ers Tuesday. Analysis: He met with the Bills and Browns last week. Davis struggled while dealing with injuries each of the last two seasons, but he is only 30 (in May) and was a Pro Bowler in 2015. He would be a quality flier for the 49ers.10 hours
55.49ers | Vontae Davis visiting Niners (USA Today Fantasy Sports) Free-agent CB Vontae Davis (Colts) is visiting the San Francisco 49ers Tuesday, Feb. 20.10 hours
56.Cousins could land $60 million in first ... (Rotoworld) The New York Post's Brian Costello was told the Jets could offer Kirk Cousins $60 million in the first year of his contract. Analysis: New York is reportedly "willing to pay whatever it takes" to land Cousins, so this does not come as a surprise. It also makes some sense for the Jets, who have the cap space to both front-load the contract and make moves to improve the rest of the roster. The Broncos, Vikings, and Cardinals are also teams to watch in the Cousins sweepstakes.10 hours
57.Hayden Hurst top ranked TE on Mike Mayock's draft board (FantasyPros) Hayden Hurst, the 6'5'' TE prospect out of South Carolina, comes in as the top-ranked TE prospect for the 2018 NFL Draft according to Mike Mayock's initial rankings. Analysis: Hurst performed well over his last two season with the Gamecocks hauling in 92 receptions for 1,175 yards and three scores. He will turn 25 years old when the NFL season begins after getting a late start in football following the pursuit of a baseball career with the Pirates. Hurst is a capable blocker but will likely be used more as a move TE in the pros. His age and experience will likely help him see early playing time as a rookie.11 hours
58.Christian Kirk top two WR prospect according to Mike Mayock (FantasyPros) With the NFL Scouting Combine fast approaching, Mike Mayock released his initial 2018 NFL Draft rankings. He lists Texas A&M wideout Christian Kirk as his second-ranked prospect at WR. Analysis: The 5'11'' 200-pound receiver had three strong seasons for the Aggies with at least 70 receptions, 900 yards and seven touchdowns in each season. He profiles as a slot receiver with good short burst quickness and route running ability. Kirk could also be a good kick and punt returner early in his NFL career. Not all draft analysts share Mayock's high opinion of Kirk.11 hours
59.Calvin Ridley top-ranked WR on Mike Mayock's draft board (FantasyPros) Calvin Ridley sits atop the WR rankings for the 2018 NFL Draft according to Mike Mayock's initial draft board. Analysis: The 6'1'' receiver out of Alabama posted 63 receptions for 967 yards and five TDs last season and ended a successful three-year stay at Alabama with 224 catches and 2,781 yards. Ridley is a top five WR on most draft boards and a potential first-round pick. He is NFL ready according to scouts and could be a starter in the NFL on day one.11 hours
60.Nick Chubb top five RB prospect according to Mike Mayock (FantasyPros) NFL Draft analyst Mike Mayock released his initial position-by-position rankings and listed Nick Chubb as his fifth-ranked RB. Analysis: Chubb led the Georgia Bulldogs' backfield last season with 1,345 rushing yards on 223 carries with 15 TDs. Chubb's 5'11'' 228-pound frame and powerful running style allow him to grind out additional yards after contact. He lacks explosiveness and could be best suited primarily as a short yardage and goalline back initially in the NFL. Chubb could excel if he lands on a team with a good offensive line able to create holes at the line allowing Chubb to use his power to shed second-level tacklers.11 hours
61.Sony Michel fourth ranked RB prospect on Mike Mayock's draft board (FantasyPros) According to Mike Mayock's initial 2018 NFL Draft rankings, Sony Michel out of Georgia comes in as the fourth-ranked RB prospect. Analysis: Michel shared the Bulldogs' backfield with Nick Chubb last season but still piled up 1,227 rushing yards on 156 carries with 16 TDs. Michel comes into the NFL at 5'11'' 222 pounds as a decisive north-south runner who lacks elite agility. He rates as a second-round pick on many draft boards. Michel could get early playing time in the NFL depending on his landing spot.11 hours
62.Josh Allen number two QB in draft according to Mike Mayock (FantasyPros) According to Mike Mayock's initial rankings for the 2018 NFL Draft, Josh Allen comes in as the number two QB prospect following Sam Darnold. Analysis: Allen seems to have the widest range of outcomes at the QB position entering the draft being ranked anywhere from the top QB on the board and an early first-round pick to someone who could be a bust and slide into the second round of the draft. The 6'5'' QB out of Wyoming put up 1,812 passing yards and 16 TDs in 11 games during his senior season with just a 56.3% completion percentage. He has good mobility and excellent arm strength but his accuracy could be an issue at the next level.12 hours
63.Sam Darnold top ranked QB in draft according to Mike Mayock (FantasyPros) With the NFL Scouting Combine approaching, Mike Mayock has released his initial position-by-position rankings and ranks the former USC Trojan, Sam Darnold as the top QB on the board. Analysis: After forgoing his junior and senior season at USC to enter the NFL Draft the 6'4'' prospect is commonly found in the top five at the QB position on most draft boards. He threw for 4,143 yards with 26 TD passes during his sophomore season. With numerous QB needy teams near the top of the draft including the Browns, Giants, Broncos and Jets it wouldn't be a surprise to see two or three signal callers go in the top six picks of the draft.13 hours
64.Titans | Delanie Walker hit franchise milestones (USA Today Fantasy Sports) Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker reached the 800-yard mark for the fourth consecutive season in 2017. He's the only tight end to reach that plateau even once in franchise history. In addition, he became the fourth player in the history of the Titans to record five consecutive seasons with at least 60 receptions.17 hours
65.Titans | Inconsistent elusiveness for Derrick Henry (USA Today Fantasy Sports) Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry ranked third in the NFL - among players who recorded at least 175 carries - with 4.09 yards gained after defenders closed within one yard of him in 2017, according to Next Gen Stats. Henry decisively cleared 3.7 yards gained after close in five games, but he fell under that mark in all the others.20 hours
66.Patriots | Dion Lewis was hard to corral in 2017 (USA Today Fantasy Sports) New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis ranked second in the NFL - among players who recorded at least 175 carries - with 4.44 yards gained after defenders closed within one yard of him in 2017, according to Next Gen Stats.20 hours
67.Chiefs | Kareem Hunt a master of elusiveness (USA Today Fantasy Sports) Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt led the NFL - among players who recorded at least 175 carries - with 4.63 yards gained after defenders closed within one yard of him in 2017, according to Next Gen Stats.21 hours
68.Saquon Barkley could run in 4.3 range at Combine (Dynasty League Football) Daniel Jeremiah believes Barkley could run in the 4.3s in his 40 during the NFL Combine Analysis: As if! Whether he runs in the 4.3s or, far more likely, in the 4.4s, Barkley is secure at the top of most all fantasy rookie drafts. This speaks far more about the do-all back and the expectations for him at the next level. There's virtually no scenario that sees Barkley fall outside of the 1.01 in fantasy rookie drafts and he's as exciting a player as were Todd Gurley and Adrian Peterson when they entered the NFL. His position in dynasty drafts overall may depend on his drafted situation but no situation se... (More)1 day
69.Lamar Jackson better as a wide receiver? (Dynasty League Football) Bill Polian believes that Lamar Jackson is too short to play quarterback and should switch to wide receiver Analysis: In comments that can be read via the link, Polian believes Jackson is too short, too slight and without the accuracy to make it as a quarterback but that he does possess the athleticism and acceleration to excel as a wide receiver. It's another bold call from Polian and while he could be correct based on one-dimensional physical traits, there are too many other factors that play into Jackson's potential for him to consider such a... (More)1 day
70.Case Keenum still likely to return to Minnesota (Dynasty League Football) All signs continue to point to Keenum returning to the Vikings in 2018 via franchise tag. Analysis: In what is perhaps the most intriguing off-season situation, the Vikings have multiple options to consider for their quarterback position. Keenum isn't a prototypical face-of-the-franchise quarterback but few could argue his 2017 results. He only amassed a 22:7 touchdown to interception ratio in 2017 but completed over 67% of his passes on his way to a 98.3 quarterback rating. But the "you can't measure heart" cliche aptly applies. The Vikings will likely bring back Teddy Bridgewater or Sam Bradf... (More)1 day
71.Andrew Norwell is not expected to be tagged (FantasyPros) The Panthers are not expected to tag G Andrew Norwell this offseason. Norwell is one of the best guards in the league and is one of the top free agents this offseason. It's possible the Panthers re-sign him but they could easily be outbid. Teams will be lining up offers for his services once free agency begins. Analysis: Norwell provided the Panthers will a solid core in the middle with Ryan Kahlil (when healthy) and Trai Turner for Cam Newton and the running game. If Norwell leaves, the Panthers could look in the draft for his replacement. It'll be a tough loss for the running game for Jonathan Stewart.1 day
72.Jets letting OT Ben Ijalana hit free age... (Rotoworld) The Jets declined OT Ben Ijalana's $500,000 option bonus on Monday, allowing Ijalana to hit free agency. Analysis: Exercising Ijalana's bonus would have triggered his $4.5 million base salary for 2018, something the team clearly didn't want to do with its swing tackle. 29-year-old Ijalana has value as someone who can play both tackle spots, but the Jets are preparing to offer everything under the sun to Kirk Cousins next month, and this frees up even more money. Ijalana could re-sign later.1 day
73.Panthers | No franchise tag for Panthers? (USA Today Fantasy Sports) Carolina Panthers impending free-agents OG Andrew Norwell, DT Star Lotulelei and PK Graham Gano are among Carolina's free agents who are not expected to receive the franchise tag, according to The Charlotte Observer's Joseph Person.1 day
74.Buccaneers | Brentson Buckner hired by Tampa Bay (USA Today Fantasy Sports) Former Arizona Cardinals defensive line coach Brentson Buckner was hired for the same position by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday, Feb. 19, according to a source.1 day
75.Dolphins | C.J. Anderson of interest to Miami? (USA Today Fantasy Sports) Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson could be pursued by the Miami Dolphins again if he were to be released by the Broncos. Dolphins head coach Adam Gase and new running backs coach Eric Studesville both coached Anderson in Denver and Miami gave Anderson an offer just two years ago before it was matched by the Broncos.1 day
76.Panthers unlikely to franchise-tag LG No... (Rotoworld) The Charlotte Observer's Joe Person doesn't expect the Panthers to use the franchise tag on free agent LG Andrew Norwell. Analysis: Carolina has a ton of money tied up in its offensive line with LT Matt Kalil, C Ryan Kalil, and RG Trai Turner. Tagging Norwell would leave the Panthers on the hook for a guaranteed $14.3 million-ish, money they'd likely prefer to use elsewhere. Norwell, 26, is one of the top overall free agents available.1 day
77.DeMarcus Lawrence expected to remain in Dallas (Dynasty League Football) The Cowboys are expected to use the franchise tag on Demarcus Lawrence Analysis: It's not out of the realm of possibility that the Cowboys and Lawrence are able to work out a long term deal but the Dallas may wish to push the deal out a year while they wait to see if Lawrence can have a follow-on year to his 14.5 sack performance in 2017. At only 26 years old when the season kicks off, health is his own limiting factor and IDPs perform best when no change to their situation takes place. On DLF's dynasty IDP rankings, Lawrence is the DL14 and sh... (More)1 day
78.Bucs hire Brentson Buckner as new DL coa... (Rotoworld) Bucs hired ex-Cardinals DL coach Brentson Buckner to the same position. Analysis: Buckner enjoyed a 12-year career before getting let go by the Panthers in 2006, ending his run as a player. He jumped into coaching a couple years later, landing the head coaching job at a local North Carolina high school. Buckner, 46, spent the last five seasons in Arizona as Bruce Arians' DL coach where he earned a reputation as one of the better DL coaches in the league.1 day
79.Dion Lewis to hit the open market (Dynasty League Football) Dion Lewis is a free agent in 2018 and is not likely to receive the franchise tag from the Patriots Analysis: The Patriots just don't pony up big dollars to retain most free agents and prefer, instead, to fill roles from the depth chart. New England always keeps a large number of running backs in their stable and all perform well, meaning that Lewis will be free to test the open market. He should be the top back to make it to the free agent market and should find plenty of suitors for his complementary style. At 5'8" and 195 lbs., Lewis r... (More)1 day
80.CJ Anderson could reappear on Dolphins r... (Rotoworld) The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson says it "would not be remotely surprising" if the Dolphins showed interest in C.J. Anderson should he be released by the Broncos. Analysis: The Dolphins signed Anderson to a four-year, $18 million deal as a restricted free agent in 2016, but the contract was matched by Denver. There is now speculation the Broncos will release Anderson, freeing up nearly $5 million to use in Denver's Kirk Cousins pursuit. Anderson has a Dolphins confidante in ex-Broncos OC Adam Gase and would form a committee with Kenyan Drake in Miami.1 day
81.Allen Robinson expected to remain in Jacksonville (Dynasty League Football) Allen Robinson is expected to receive the franchise tag Analysis: It's not a big surprise and the Jaguars don't have any other targets for the tag in 2018. It just makes too much sense as Robinson remains a top-flight receiver and needs to prove he's healthy after falling to an ACL in the first game of 2017. He'll be 25 when 2018 kicks off so he's got plenty of runway in front of him and should he remain healthy and productive, he'll command a top contract for 2019. On DLF's receiver rankings, Robinson since as the WR1... (More)1 day
82.Eric Ebron expected to be retained in 2018 (FantasyPros) CBS Sports is reporting that the Detroit Lions are expected to retain TE Eric Ebron in 2018. Analysis: At the conclusion of the 2017 regular season, Lions GM Bob Quinn told the press that Ebron would be retained for 2018, the final year of his rookie deal. However, per reports, the Lions could release Ebron with minimum ramifications if they elect to move on from him prior to the March 14 start of the league new year. Recording yet another disappointing stat line last season in 16 games --53-574-4 -- which was a regression from 2016, Ebron is on a short leash in Detroit. Despit... (More)1 day
83.Case Keenum to see franchise tag? (FantasyPros) Minnesota Vikings beat writer Courtney Cronin believes the team will use the franchise tag on QB Case Keenum this offseason. Analysis: Although the Vikings employ three NFL starting quarterbacks, none of them are under contract in 2018. For Keenum, who won 13 total games including the playoffs last season while accumulating career-best numbers across the board, he is expected to see the franchise tag despite the fact that the Vikings have roughly $57 million in cap space and can afford to pay an impending free agent like Kirk Cousins. However, Keenum has showcased a budding rap... (More)1 day
84.DeMarcus Lawrence to see franchise tag? (FantasyPros) Dallas Cowboys beat writer Todd Archer believes the team will use the franchise tag on DE Demarcus Lawrence this offseason. Analysis: Although he's only played a full 16 game season twice in his career (2015 and 2017) -- he played in seven in 2014 and nine in 2016 -- the injury prone and once troubled pass rusher is expected to garner the franchise tag if the two sides cant come to terms on a long-term deal. A Pro Bowler in 2017, Lawrence is coming off of a season in which he accumulated career-highs in tackles (58), sacks (14.5 sack), forced fumbles (four) and fumble recoverie... (More)1 day
85.Chiefs | Marcus Peters trade gaining steam? (USA Today Fantasy Sports) Kansas City Chiefs CB Marcus Peters' days in Kansas City may be numbered as trade rumors with his name escalate. CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora posits that those trade rumors may increase at next week's NFL combine. The Chiefs recently traded for CB Kendall Fuller and just signed CB David Amerson.1 day
86.Allen Robinson to see franchise tag? (FantasyPros) Jacksonville Jaguars beat writer Mike DiRocco believes the team could use the franchise tag on WR Allen Robinson this offseason. Analysis: An impending free agent, Robinson was lost for the entire 2017 season with a torn ACL. And while he's reportedly on track in his recovery, he has a contract to worry about. However, DiRocco notes that the Jaguars don't have any other player on the roster that garners the franchise tag outside of Robinson. And, although they prefer to ink him to a one-year incentive-based, show-me deal, the Jaguars are expected to tag the wideout if the two s... (More)1 day
87.Kirk Cousins could see lucrative offer from Jets (FantasyPros) NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that the New York Jets are "willing to pay a lot of money" to Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins this offseason. Analysis: Rapoport also noted that aside from the Jets, there are a lot of other "legitimate real suitors" in the market for Cousins when the free agency signing period begins on March 14. The Broncos, who Rapoport said are "going to go all in on a free agent QB" this offseason, are in the mix, as well as the Cardinals and the Vikings if they don't re-sign Case Keenum. And while Rapoport didn't mention it and despite the avail... (More)1 day
88.Chiefs to trade two-time Pro Bowl CB Pet... (Rotoworld) CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora "continues to hear" that LCB Marcus Peters "may not be long" for Kansas City. Analysis: La Canfora is not the first to mention a potential Peters trade, and he expects that chatter to "intensify" at the NFL Combine. The Chiefs were left in horrible salary-cap condition by fired GM John Dorsey and may not believe they can fit a forthcoming Peters extension onto their books. For 2018, however, Peters is signed for just $1.74 million. Ideally, the Chiefs would keep Peters for at least one more year, and perhaps revisit a trade next offseaso... (More)1 day
89.Redskins | A Kirk Cousins tag and trade not realistic (USA Today Fantasy Sports) Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins could theoretically be franchise tagged by the Redskins, but if that were to occur then Cousins would not entertain a long-term deal with his new team and he would make a whopping $34 million under the tag. If Cousins did not immediately sign the tag, he could not be traded anyway. Furthermore, the Redskins would not be able to do much else in free agency and also just traded for Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith.1 day
90.Jets willing to outbid everyone for Cous... (Rotoworld) NFL Network's Ian Rapoport seconded an ESPN New York report that the Jets are "willing to pay a lot of money to Kirk Cousins, maybe more than anyone else." Analysis: Rapsheet also noted the Jets hired Jeremy Bates as offensive coordinator; Bates' system is similar to what Cousins ran in Washington. When discussing the Jets' competition for Cousins, Rapsheet first mentioned the Broncos, whom he expects to "go all in on a free agent quarterback." Rapsheet said the Cardinals are "in the mix as well," and to "keep an eye" on the Vikings.1 day
91.Junior Galette: Expected to sign elsewhere in free agency (RotoWire) Galette said last week in a radio appearance with 106.7 The Fan Washington that he doesn't expect the Redskins to re-sign him when he becomes a free agent at the start of the new league year, Scott Allen of The Washington Post reports."I haven't spoken to [the Washington front office] personally," Galette said. "But speaking to my agent, Drew Rosenhaus...he just basically said they're pretty much gonna let me test free agency, because I'm pretty sure that if it was the other way around, I think they would have offered me a deal and nothing has been offered. There's nothing else left for me to believe but they want me to test free agency." Analys... (More)1 day
92.Lions | Eric Ebron not going anywhere (USA Today Fantasy Sports) Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron will not be released as he enters the 2018 season under his fifth-year option. Ebron will be guaranteed $8.25 million when the new league year begins. The inconsistent tight end's presence will limit playing time for fellow TEs Darren Fells and Michael Roberts.1 day
93.Jeff Driskel: Not expected to miss offseason workouts (RotoWire) Driskel underwent surgery to repair the broken left arm he suffered in late December and isn't expected to miss time when the Bengals begin their offseason workout program in April, Jim Owczarski of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Analysis: Driskel, the Bengals' No. 3 quarterback last season, suffered the injury to his non-throwing arm while taking reps at wide receiver in a practice and landing awkwardly on an attempted catch. Though Driskel's surgery required the insertion of a rod into his arm for stabilization, it doesn't sound like he'll face any restrictions by the time Organized Team Activities get underway. With an arbitration ruling gr... (More)1 day
94.Eagles | LeGarrette Blount wants to stay in Philly (USA Today Fantasy Sports) Philadelphia Eagles impending free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount wants to return to the Eagles, he told NFL Network during an interview.1 day
95.Cowboys | DeMarcus Lawrence to be tagged without a deal (USA Today Fantasy Sports) Updating an ongoing story, Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent DE Demarcus Lawrence will receive the franchise tag, if no long-term deal can be reached.1 day
96.Jaguars | Allen Robinson likely to be tagged (USA Today Fantasy Sports) Updating an ongoing story, Jacksonville Jaguars impending free-agent WR Allen Robinson (knee) is expected to receive the franchise tag, if no long-term deal can be reached.1 day
97.DeMarcus Lawrence: Will receive franchise tag (RotoWire) The Cowboys will use their franchise tag on Lawrence before the 3 p.m. EST deadline on March 6, but plan to continue negotiating with the defensive end through mid-July on a long-term contract, David Moore of The Dallas Morning News reports. Analysis: Dallas' top priority this offseason is re-signing Lawrence, a goal executive vice president Stephen Jones reiterated at the Senior Bowl last month, according to Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports. At the very least, Lawrence will return to Dallas next season and take home a hefty payday while the franchise tag remains in place, but the Cowboys are hopeful that will only be a temporar... (More)1 day
98.Panthers | Julius Peppers leaning toward playing in 2018 (USA Today Fantasy Sports) Updating an ongoing story, Carolina Panthers DE Julius Peppers (shoulder) is leaning toward playing in 2018, according to a source. Peppers is recovering from shoulder surgery and is not quite ready to commit to a return.1 day
99.Andrew Luck: Yet to begin throwing program (RotoWire) Colts head coach Frank Reich said last week that Luck (shoulder) has yet to begin a throwing program, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports. Analysis: Reich's comments confirm what general manager Chris Ballard announced a week prior; essentially, Luck's rehab program for his surgically repaired shoulder continues to move along slowly but steadily as he inches closer to throwing again. While it's expected that Luck will start a throwing program soon, there isn't any official timetable for that to happen, which puts his availability for the start of the Colts' offseason workouts in the spring into question. According to Ian Rapoport of... (More)1 day
100.Eric Ebron: Set to return to Detroit in 2018 (RotoWire) Lions general manager Bob Quinn said after the team's Week 17 win over the Packers that Ebron would be retained in 2018, Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press reports. Analysis: The Lions exercised Ebron's $8.25 million fifth-year option for 2018 last May, but the team could cut him with few repercussions before the new league year opens March 14. Though the Lions have since hired Matt Patricia as their new head coach, it appears Ebron, who has been criticized for drops over his four years in the league, remains in solid standing with the organization after a strong finish to this past season. Ebron hauled in 33 of 47 targets for 340 yards a... (More)1 day

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