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Eagles | Philly positioning for Marcus Mariota?

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:42:52 -0800

The Philadelphia Eagles might be in position to package several draft picks to move up and draft a franchise-caliber signal caller such as University of Oregon QB Marcus Mariota, especially after the team cleared plenty of cap room following the trade of RB LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills.

Fantasy Tip: It's conjecture that is what head coach Chip Kelly is trying to do, but he has been trying to put the Oregon band back together in Philadelphia. He recruited Mariota, and it is hard to believe he isn't interested in getting the QB to run his offense in the NFL.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Philadelphia Inquirer - Jeff McLane

NFL | Former GM prefers Marcus Mariota

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:53:14 -0800

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is probably a smarter long-term option for NFL teams than Florida State QB Jameis Winston is, in the opinion of NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt.

Fantasy Tip: Mariota and Winston likely will be the first two quarterbacks selected in the 2015 NFL Draft, but it looks like Winston is a more likely candidate for the first overall pick. Neither quarterback should be considered as more than No. 2 fantasy quarterbacks next season if they win starting jobs.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Chase Goodbread

Eagles | Eagles eyeing Marcus Mariota?

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:52:54 -0800

University of Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is a player the Philadelphia Eagles are willing to try to move up for in the 2015 NFL Draft, according to Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com.

Fantasy Tip: Mariota's skill set should be a great fit for Chip Kelly's offense, but at this point, Philadelphia moving up to draft him is just speculation.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Philly.com - Jimmy Kempski

NFL | Marcus Mariota solid at combine

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:25:07 -0800

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota showed an easy throwing motion during the NFL Scouting Combine and also showed good deep-ball accuracy. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.52 seconds and recorded a 36-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-1 broad jump.

Fantasy Tip: Mariota is seen as one of the top two quarterbacks available in the draft this season and should be selected in the first round. It is not known if Mariota will be given the chance to compete for a starting job next season, but he likely would be considered as a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he does start.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jeff Legwold

NFL | Marcus Mariota talked with Chip Kelly

Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:59:37 -0800

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota has spoken with Philadelphia Eagles head coach, and Mariota's former coach at Oregon, Chip Kelly. Kelly did not indicate that the Eagles had their eyes on Mariota in this year's draft.

Fantasy Tip: There is still plenty of time for the Mariota to Philadelphia rumors to gain steam with the connection between Kelly and his former quarterback. Mariota would probably have more fantasy value if he were to join the Eagles, but it's still too early to speculate one way or the other.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer - Jeff McLane

NFL | Marcus Mariota posts good 40 times

Sat, 21 Feb 2015 08:48:46 -0800

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota posted unofficial times of 4.52 seconds and 4.56 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Fantasy Tip: Mariota should be one of the first two quarterbacks selected in the draft and is a good bet to go in the first half of the first round. It is not known if he will have a chance to compete for a starting job but would not be more than a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he starts next season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jeff Legwold

Browns | Marcus Mariota an option for Browns?

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:12:05 -0800

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota could be an option for the Cleveland Browns in this year's draft if they are willing to package their two first-round picks to move up to snag him, according to quarterback guru George Whitfield. Whitfield has worked with both Mariota and Browns QB Johnny Manziel. Both quarterbacks have also been coached extensively by Cleveland quarterbacks coach Kevin O'Connell. O'Connell could push for the team to move up and draft Mariota. Mariota said he'd welcome the chance to play for any NFL team, including the Browns.

Fantasy Tip: Mariota is widely considered the second best pro-ready QB in this year's draft behind Jameis Winston. Wherever Mariota lands, he'll likely be in a QB competition in training camp. It'll be interesting to see whether he can move from a spread offense in college to a pro-style offense successfully. Mariota will be nothing more than a flier in very deep leagues as a QB2 in drafts this year if he wins a starting job somewhere.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

NFL | Marcus Mariota talks weakness

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 17:12:41 -0800

Former Oregon QB Marcus Mariota said at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine that he needs to work on calling plays in a huddle. The Ducks didn't huddle during his time with the team, and he hasn't done so since high school. Mariota would call out signals after the coaching staff held up signs on the sideline.

Fantasy Tip: Mariota, regardless of where he lands, has a long way to go before being fantasy-worthy in traditional setups.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Tom Silverstein

NFL | Marcus Mariota weighs in at Combine

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 07:18:38 -0800

University of Oregon QB Marcus Mariota measured at 6-foot-3 3/4 and weighed 222 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine Thursday, Feb. 19.

Fantasy Tip: Mariota is in the discussion for a top-five selection in the 2015 NFL Draft. He'll likely be a mid-to-low QB2 in fantasy circles this season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Titans | Haven't committed to Zach Mettenberger

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 00:04:54 -0800

Tennessee Titans QB Zach Mettenberger has the backing of the coaching staff, but they have not committed to him as the starter for 2015. General manager Ruston Webster said the team will fully consider QB Jameis Winston or QB Marcus Mariota.

Fantasy Tip: This sounds like a team that wants Mettenberger to stay as a backup. Mettenberger should be avoided as a starting option in most fantasy leagues unless he ends up with the starting job. If that is the case, Mettenberger projects as a QB2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Houston Chronicle - Brian T. Smith

Jets | Marcus Mariota to meet with Jets

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:59:34 -0800

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is scheduled to meet with the New York Jets during the NFL Scouting Combine.

Fantasy Tip: The Jets may consider selecting a quarterback if one of the top two quarterbacks falls to their spot. Mariota would compete with Geno Smith for the starting job if the Jets select him. Mariota would not be more than a No. 2 quarterback if he was the Jets starting quarterback.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

Buccaneers | Lovie Smith likes Jameis Winston

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 09:18:36 -0800

Florida State QB Jameis Winston has a fan in Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith, and Smith said he wouldn't hesitate to draft him at No. 1 overall based on what he knows at the moment. Smith isn't worried about an allegation of sexual assault surrounding Winston. Smith also made it clear that the Bucs are considering Oregon QB Marcus Mariota with their first pick, too. Smith will meet with both quarterbacks for the first time this weekend at the NFL Scouting Combine, and the team will also hold private workouts with both of them.

Fantasy Tip: Winston is believed to fit a pro-style offense better than Marcus Mariota, so the Bucs are expected to lean that way. Regardless, either quarterbacks will be a rookie in a new system, which makes them a midrange QB2 at best in 2015.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Pat Yasinskas

Titans | Marcus Mariota to meet with Tennessee

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 09:03:16 -0800

University of Oregon QB Marcus Mariota will meet with the Tennessee Titans at the NFL Scouting Combine this week.

Fantasy Tip: If the Titans do use the second pick overall on a quarterback, they will have to compete with Zach Mettenberger for the starting job in the fall. Either QB would be better suited as a weak QB2 in standard leagues, and could be a useful option in FantasyScore contests depending on the matchup and price.

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NFL | Marcus Mariota to throw at combine

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 00:05:17 -0800

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota has decided he will throw at the 2015 NFL Combine, but Mariota will throw on Sunday, Feb. 22, instead of Saturday, Feb. 21, when most other quarterbacks are throwing.

Fantasy Tip: Mariota will have a lot of people watching and is still expected to be one of the top two quarterbacks taken in the draft. He is projected to be no better than a No. 2 quarterback on rosters.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Chris Mortensen

NFL | Marcus Mariota undecided about throwing

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 16:10:38 -0800

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota (shoulder) said the shoulder he injured in the national championship game is feeling better, but he is not sure if he will throw during the NFL Scouting Combine. Mariota said he will decide in the next day or two if he will throw.

Fantasy Tip: Mariota is expected to be one of the first two quarterbacks selected in the 2015 NFL Draft, but it is not known if he will receive a chance to start in 2015. His value will depend on which team selects him, but he likely will not be more than a No. 2 fantasy quarterback next season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Dallas Morning News - Chuck Carlton

Buccaneers | Jameis Winston could be top pick for TB

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 16:03:40 -0800

Florida State QB Jameis Winston could be selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the first overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, because he fits what the team wants to do on offense more than Oregon QB Marcus Mariota, in the opinion of NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock.

Fantasy Tip: Winston and Mariota appear to be two of the candidates to be the first overall pick in the draft, but it looks like Winston could have the lead at this point. If the Buccaneers draft a quarterback, he likely will have to compete with Mike Glennon for the starting job during training camp. Owners should consider the winner of the job a No. 2 fantasy quarterback next season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Chase Goodbread

Buccaneers | Lovie Smith favors Jameis Winston

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 23:35:02 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith is thought to prefer Florida State QB Jameis Winston over Oregon QB Marcus Mariota for the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Tip: Winston would have a strong fan following thanks to his Florida fan base, but the off-field issues could pose problems with Winston like they have with Johnny Manziel. Still, the release of Josh McCown makes it likely Winston would be a solid backup if he didn't win the starting job.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Pat Yasinskas

NFL | To-be Browns coach mentors Marcus Mariota

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:03:31 -0800

NFL Draft prospect QB Marcus Mariota is currently working with impending Cleveland Browns quarterbacks coach Kevin O'Connell in advance of the NFL Draft Scouting Combine. The Browns will officially add O'Connell following his pre-combine commitments, and that has raised questions about whether the Browns are gaining an unfair advantage with O'Connell's hiring. "He has an obligation to train Mariota until I think about a week from now, and then hopefully he'll come to work for us," Browns owner Jimmy Haslam told Cleveland beat writers.

Fantasy Tip: In the event the Browns draft Mariota and O'Connell's hiring goes as planned, the rookie signal caller could find himself ahead of the curve. Quarterbacks often struggle to make a fantasy impact as rookies, but Mariota is an athletic quarterback who would become more intriguing as a QB3 if he's able to pick up the finer points as an NFL passer faster than the typical rookie.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Pat McManamon

Browns | Ray Farmer interested in Marcus Mariota

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:11:55 -0800

Oregon Ducks QB Marcus Mariota has drawn interest from Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer. The Browns currently hold the 12th and 19th overall picks in the 2015 NFL Draft and could trade up for Mariota.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Albert Breer

Browns | Trading up for QB?

Wed, 04 Feb 2015 04:16:46 -0800

The Cleveland Browns are exploring the possibility of using their two draft picks in the first round to trade up for a quarterback along the lines of Oregon QB Marcus Mariota or Florida State QB Jameis Winston.

Fantasy Tip: The Browns may be hedging their bets that Johnny Manziel won't be ready for training camp, or they may simply want to bring in competition. Whatever the case, the situation bears watching as Manziel's stock could drop.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Akron Beacon Journal - Nate Ulrich

Buccaneers | Marcus Mariota favored at No. 1

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:46:14 -0800

University of Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is speculated to have the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' sights set on him with the first overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Tip: A lot can change with three months until the draft. Mariota would likely begin the season on the bench with the Bucs and be a speculative QB2 at the end of traditional drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

NFL | Marcus Mariota may not throw at Combine

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 05:05:27 -0800

University of Oregon QB Marcus Mariota (shoulder) may opt out of throwing at the NFL Combine after spraining the acromioclavicular joint in his right shoulder in the National Championship Game.

Fantasy Tip: Mariota is expected to be a first-round selection in the upcoming NFL Draft. He projects as a low-end QB2 in seasonal fantasy formats to start the season, but could move his way up ranks and be a solid weekly play in FantasyScore contests in favorable matchups.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Honolulu Star Advertiser - Dave Reardon

NFL | Clubs fearful of gambling on QBs in draft

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:45:10 -0800

NFL teams and general managers are becoming increasingly fearful of gambling on big-name quarterback prospects early in drafts, and patience with rookie quarterbacks is thinner than ever before. Seventeen teams have had more than one general manager since 2011, and just 10 teams have the same GM as they did in 2008. "Everyone is fearful," said one NFC coach. "When they draft one, what if they make a mistake? It's not going to work out too well. The GM, the coach and the quarterback are tied together." Neither Oregon QB Marcus Mariota nor Florida State QB Jameis Winston have consistent praise from scouts to make them sure things.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Conor Orr

NFL | Marcus Mariota to turn pro

Wed, 14 Jan 2015 11:39:24 -0800

University of Oregon QB Marcus Mariota will announce Wednesday, Jan. 14, that he will enter the 2015 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Tip: Mariota is likely to be the top overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. That pick is currently owned by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Mariota's fantasy football value in 2015 will depend on the situation his new team is in.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Chris Mortensen

Titans | Top draft QBs not headed to Nashville

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 06:17:35 -0800

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota and Florida State QB Jameis Winston will have due diligence done on them by the Tennessee Titans, but the Titans are unlikely to draft a quarterback with the second overall pick.

Fantasy Tip: Zach Mettenberger appears to be their guy. He's a mid-to-low QB2 with upside to grow in 2015.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Tennessean - Jim Wyatt

Browns | Cleveland open to QB upgrade

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:20:42 -0800

The Cleveland Browns may look to upgrade the quarterback position in the offseason despite the presence of QB Johnny Manziel. League sources have said Browns general manger Ray Farmer has long been fascinated by Oregon QB Marcus Mariota, who is widely expected to be a top-five pick in the 2015 draft. Cleveland owns the 14th and 19th picks in the first round.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

NCAA | Marcus Mariota to decide pro fate after season

Sun, 14 Dec 2014 03:23:28 -0800

Oregon Ducks QB Marcus Mariota will decide shortly after the team's final game whether or not he will declare for the 2015 NFL Draft. He is widely expected to turn pro, and it is possible the New York Jets will be at the top of the list of suitors. "If the Jets like me and it happens that they take me, I'll be the best Jet I can be and play my heart out for them," Mariota said. "I'll do whatever it takes to win games. I would love to play for them."

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - Bart Hubbuch

NFL | Marcus Mariota still unsure if he'll declare next year

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:56:32 -0700

Oregon Ducks QB Marcus Mariota is still undecided on if he'll leave college for the NFL following next season. "The opportunity to leave is there, but at the same time, college is fun and I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet."

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Chase Goodbread

NCAA | Marcus Mariota staying in school

Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:38:04 -0800

University of Oregon QB Marcus Mariota announced Tuesday, Dec. 3, that he is staying in school for another season. Mariota was projected as a Top 5 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini