Vikings support WR Floyd in latest legal issue
The Minnesota Vikings are supporting wide receiver MICHAEL FLOYD’s contention that his recent failed alcohol test was the result of drinking kombucha tea. Floyd will have to face an Arizona judge to explain how he violated house arrest by accidentally ingesting alcohol. Fantasy owners stay tuned.
Source: Pioneer Press
WR Crowder headed for bigger role in Washington
Washington head coach Jay Gruden says the team will try to utilize slot receiver JAMISON CROWDER more this season, both in the passing game and the running game. With former receivers… More PIERRE GARCON and DESEAN JACKSON no longer in town, Crowder seems to be in line for an increased role. Of course, newcomer TERRELLE PRYOR and second-year wideout JOSH DOCTSON expect to see a heavy workload as well. Less
Source: Washington Post
Rookie QB Watson continues to impress
Houston rookie quarterback DESHAUN WATSON continues to impress coach Bill O’Brien, with the coach focusing mostly on Watson’s demeanor and confidence. While O’Brien admits that his rookie QB is not where… More he needs to be as an NFL starter, he certainly seems to be heading in that direction. Fantasy owners may have to wait for training camp and the preseason to see if Watson can overtake TOM SAVAGE for the starting role. Less
Source: Houston Chronicle
Lynch making strides in Denver QB competition
Denver quarterback PAXTON LYNCH has made major strides during the last two weeks of the offseason and is believed to have a legitimate chance to win the Broncos quarterback competition over… More TREVOR SIEMIAN. Training camp begins July 27 with the first preseason game scheduled for August 10 at Chicago. Stay tuned fantasy owners. Less
Source: Colorado 9 News
Forte to be workhorse back for Jets
Despite the fact that he will turn 32 this season, New York Jets running back MATT FORTE is expected to be the team’s workhorse in the backfield. BILAL POWELL figures to… More be a regularly-used complement, although he has been a bit injury prone. Rookie ELIJAH MCGUIRE could also work his way into the rotation. It looks like there could be a lot of moving fantasy parts in the Jets backfield this season. Less
Source: New Jersey Star-Ledger
Colts defense could benefit from physical training camp
The Indianapolis defense has finished 20th or worse in four of coach Chuck Pagano’s five seasons as coach. In an effort to improve that statistic, the Colts will be experimenting with… More a more physical training camp this year. In the past, the Colts have avoided tackling during camp in an effort to avoid injuries. If the approach works, fantasy owners may have a sleeper defense on their hands. Less
Sharpe fighting for roster spot?
A year after claiming a starting role out of training camp, former Tennessee fifth-round draft pick TAJAE SHARPE heads into his second season with a tenuous grasp on a roster spot.… More Sharpe is coming off recent surgery on his right foot and faces an infusion of talent at wide receiver. Fantasy owners will want to make sure that Sharpe has a spot on the Titans roster before making room for him on their own rosters. Less
Rookie Fournette still trailing veteran Ivory
Jacksonville rookie running back LEONARD FOURNETTE remains second on the depth chart behind current starter CHRIS IVORY. While fantasy owners everywhere assume that Fournette will win the top job, head coach Doug Marrone remains intent on making him earn the role. Either that, or he doesn’t like fantasy football.
Source: Florida Times-Union
Three way kicking competition underway in Cincinnati
It may be a while before fantasy owners feel secure in selecting a kicker from the Cincinnati Bengals. Kickers RANDY BULLOCK, JON BROWN, and rookie fifth-round pick JAKE ELLIOTT are all… More within five percentage points of each other, hitting between 85 and 90 percent of their attempts thus far. Stay tuned. Less
Source: Cincinnati Enquirer
Elliott to see more action in passing game
Dallas running back EZEKIEL ELLIOTT could be featured more in the passing game this season according to Cowboys running backs coach Gary Brown. Brown says the Cowboys will try to get… More Elliott the ball any way they can, whether they hand it to him, throw it to him, or snap it directly to him. As if Elliott’s fantasy value wasn’t high enough already. Less
Source: Dallas Morning News
Olsen to hold out of training camp?
Carolina Panthers veteran tight end GREG OLSEN could hold out of training camp if discussions with the team on a new contract do not progress. Olsen is one of the best tight ends in the game, not to mention a favorite target of CAM NEWTON.
Source: United Press International
Cooks draws praise from Belichick
New England wide receiver BRANDIN COOKS is developing a rapport with quarterback TOM BRADY and drawing the attention of head coach Bill Belichick. Belichick commented that Cooks has worked hard, learns… More well, and has some skill. While there are a lot of mouths to feed in New England, Cooks certainly seems to be adapting to his new team and could be an exciting option for fantasy owners. Less
Browns rookie QB Kizer gaining ground
Cleveland rookie quarterback DESHONE KIZER has considerably narrowed the gap on CODY KESSLER and will press him hard for the starting QB job in training camp. Kizer started out third in… More the rotation behind Kessler and BROCK OSWEILER but has drawn rave reviews from his coaches as he continues to narrow the gap. While your fantasy team likely has better options, someone has to throw the ball in Cleveland. Less
Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer
New TE’s to help Ebron
Detroit tight end ERIC EBRON believes that the addition of veteran TE DARREN FELLS and rookie TE MICHAEL ROBERTS will help him this season. Instead of a revolving door at tight… More end, like last season, Ebron believes that the newcomers will allow him to focus on the things he is best at doing. Less
Source: Detroit Free Press
Carr finalizes record $125 million contract extension
Oakland quarterback DEREK CARR has finalized a long-expected contract extension that could fulfill his desire to be a Raider for life. The record deal makes Carr the highest paid player in league history. Any price fantasy owners pay for Carr’s services this season will certainly pale in comparison.
Source: East Bay Times