Fantasy Football Player News
Posted: 4/25/2016 10:47am et
California QB Jared Goff is the player the Los Angeles Rams are targeting with the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, according to beat writer Sam Farmer. Farmer said he initially believed North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz was the pick, but he said he misread the signs.
Huddle Up: Signs, signs, everywhere's there's signs. Quarterbacks are going one-two in the draft, and now the consensus is that Goff will go to the Rams. Whomever LA drafts, they still have to beat out Case Keenum.

Posted: 4/25/2016 10:47am et
San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said the coaching staff has been talking about how to improve the run game, and they are going to 'strip it down and start over,' possibly with a new scheme.
Huddle Up: Whether it was the line or the scheme or Melvin Gordon or some combination of all of the above, the San Diego ground game didn't work last season. Perhaps a rebuild is a good thing.

Posted: 4/20/2016 10:39am et
The Philadelphia Eagles might be able to make a deal with the Cleveland Browns for the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, as they like North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz. According to a source, such a deal would mean the Eagles send the Browns first- and third-round compensation in 2016 and 2017.
Huddle Up: The analytics could make sense for the Browns, as they are far more than one quarterback away from being a contender. Multiple early picks allow them to fill multiple holes, and they'll still have additional shots at a quarterback for Hue Jackson to develop later in Round 1 or early on Day Two. And of course there's always next year.

Posted: 4/14/2016 9:45am et
The Cleveland Browns have been called in regards to trading their No. 2 overall draft pick, according to director of football operations Sashi Brown. Brown expects more serious calls in about a week. He added that it's highly unlikely that the Browns would trade up to the No. 1 pick, but they could trade down in order to accrue more picks.
Huddle Up: At this point there's no reason to pile on the Browns with comments like "why whiff on one draft pick when you can trade down and whiff on multiple picks?", so we'll just note that Cleveland's roster could use a serious influx of talent and trading down for multiple picks would give them a better chance of undertaking that task sooner rather than later.

Posted: 3/29/2016 11:04am et
Mississippi WR Laquon Treadwell ran unofficial times of 4.65 seconds and 4.63 seconds at Mississippi's pro day Monday, March 28.
Huddle Up: While slower than many of his positional colleagues, this time should come as no surprise to anyone who's seen Treadwell play. He's not a burner, yet he still gets separation and makes plays down the field. That 40 time might scare off a top-10 team who figures they can get a faster (though perhaps less effective) receiver in a later round, but Treadwell is still the most likely candidate to be the first wide receiver off the draft board.

Posted: 11/18/2015 10:09am et
Arizona Cardinals OG Mike Iupati (neck) has been cleared for the Week 11 game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Head coach Bruce Arians said Iupati suffered a double stinger.
Huddle Up: After the scary sight of Iupati being placed on a backboard and taken from the field in an ambulance, it's great news that he's been cleared to return. The Arizona ground game is thrilled as well.

Posted: 11/16/2015 12:19pm et
New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan was fired Monday, Nov. 16, according to two sources.
Huddle Up: In the least surprising move ever, the Saints finally fired Ryan. The Saints rank last in the league in both yards and points allowed and are on pace to give up the most touchdown passes in NFL history. You have to wonder how much longer being Buddy's son gets Rob work.

Posted: 9/9/2015 9:30am et
Atlanta Falcons OG Andy Levitre restructured his deal and is due $23.25 million through 2018 instead of $27.3 million. He has no guaranteed money past 2015. His 2015 salary was reduced from $6.5 million to $1.5 million with a $5.5 million signing bonus.
Huddle Up: Levitre signed his big deal with the Titans but never quite fit there; we'll see if Atlanta is a better schematic fit. If the Falcons get Buffalo-era Levitre it will be a huge boost to their retooled offensive line.

Posted: 9/9/2015 9:30am et
New Orleans Saints C Max Unger restructured his contract to convert $3 million of his $4.5 million base salary into a signing bonus Wednesday, Sept. 9. It created $1.5 million in cap room.
Huddle Up: Unger's addition upgrades the Saints line and positions them well as they transition to a more ground-oriented offense. Of course, the additional protection he affords Drew Brees doesn't hurt, either.

Posted: 8/31/2015 8:34am et
Oakland Raiders OT Menelik Watson (Achilles') said on Twitter that he is out for the season with a ruptured Achilles.
Huddle Up: Watson's loss is a blow to the rejuvenated Raiders offense, though they do have an experienced replacement in Austin Howard.

Posted: 8/10/2015 2:59pm et
Cleveland Browns OT Joe Thomas (knee) suffered a knee injury during practice Monday, Aug. 10, but head coach Mike Pettine does not believe the injury is serious.
Huddle Up: Thomas has never missed a game in his NFL career and this injury appears to be minor. Thomas is the anchor of the Browns' rushing attack.

Posted: 7/27/2015 3:22pm et
Carolina Panthers OT Jonathan Martin (back) has chosen to retire. Martin will need surgery on his injured back.
Huddle Up: Martin is only 25. Martin was the 42nd overall pick by the Dolphins in 2012 but struggled in the NFL. Still, the loss of Martin leaves Carolina thin at the tackle position heading into the season.

Posted: 6/13/2015 1:50pm et
Free-agent OG Evan Mathis (Eagles) has received interest from at least six teams since he was released but may not make a quick decision on his next team, according to his agent.
Huddle Up: Mathis was not a fit with Chip Kelly, but the two-time Pro Bowl guard still has something left in the tank and should be able to find work sooner rather than later.