NFL news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 14:43:32 -0800
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 16:48:04 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Lynch has incredible size and athletic ability, and he could very well be a first-round pick that is tasked with starting immediately, depending on where he lands. Expect a period of adjustment in the NFL, though, as he transitions to a pro-style offense.
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:13:13 -0800
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:06:44 -0800
North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz impressed many at Senior Bowl practices last week, but some NFL personnel executives are hesitant to label him a top quarterback prospect entering the 2016 NFL Draft. "One said 'Boy, that North Dakota State kid is way overrated.' And the other one texted me and said 'After watching him for a full week, there is no way I would draft Carson Wentz in the first round,'" NFL media analyst Lance Zierlein said on.
Fantasy Tip: Wentz could wind up going as high as No. 2 overall to the Cleveland Browns, who are looking for a franchise quarterback under new head coach Hue Jackson. Wentz has the tools to be a successful NFL quarterback, and if he's starting right away he'll surely experience growing pains. But he could be a decent backup in the right matchups.
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:51:02 -0800
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:24:50 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Sometimes highly touted quarterbacks with high stock like Goff will bow out of certain drills, but Goff is giving prospective teams the full gamut. He is projected among many experts and media outlets to be one of the first few of picks, but don't necessarily expect him to start right away.
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:55:39 -0800
NFL place kickers made 94.2% of their point-after-touchdown (PAT) tries in 2015, the lowest percentage made since 1982. The 71 missed PATs were the sixth most since the Super Bowl era. Consequentially, two-point conversions were attempted more. Teams were a combined 28 of 59 on two-point conversions in 2014. There 45 successful tries out of 94 attempts in 2015.
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 09:33:56 -0800
Free-agent RB Joseph Randle (Cowboys) was arrested Monday, Feb. 1, on a speeding charge in Irving, Texas. He was arrested near the home of his ex-girlfriend on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. Randle was taken into custody, and his bail was set at $359.
Fantasy Tip: After all of Randle's run-ins with the law, it'd be a surprise if another team takes a chance on him for the 2016 season. Don't expect him to be a fantasy asset at all for next year.
Sat, 30 Jan 2016 20:53:08 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Wentz could end up being the first quarterback taken in the 2016 NFL Draft, and at the very least, he is working his way into the conversation. If he lands with the right team, he could be worth scooping up in the later rounds of drafts.
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 16:02:19 -0800
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 15:58:12 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Wentz is flying up mock draft boards after he has impressed during Senior Bowl practices this week. It seems likely that he'll be a first-round pick this year, and if he lands in a situation where he's thrown into a starting role immediately, he could turn out to be a decent QB2.
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 15:54:48 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Miller is a former quarterback transitioning to a receiver, and he has impressed during Senior Bowl practices this week. But he'll need much more polish before we can say he'll make an impact at the next level. He might be worth a late-round flier in deep fantasy leagues next fall.
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 10:50:10 -0800
Alabama LB Reggie Ragland, a projected first-round pick in this year's NFL Draft, has met with at least seven teams already at the Senior Bowl. Among the interested teams are the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers, who pick at No. 6 and No. 7, respectively.
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 09:49:04 -0800
Ohio State WR Braxton Miller (calf) helped his draft stock at the Senior Bowl before a calf cramp ended his practice early Thursday, Jan. 28. Miller showed quick moves and juked opposing cornerbacks often. He gained separation on nearly every route he ran and showed great hands.
Fantasy Tip: Miller is one to watch in the draft and could have WR3 potential if he lands in the right situation.
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 09:44:37 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Wentz is expected to go in the first round and could be a QB2 worth drafting in the right situation.