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Browns quarterback Josh McCown will be the starting quarterback without much of a challenge from Johnny Manziel, says beat reporter Tony Grossi. | 05/29/2015 10:49 AM
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Browns quarterback Josh McCown will be the starting quarterback without much of a challenge from Johnny Manziel, says beat reporter Tony Grossi.
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As expected McCown is ahead of Johnny Manziel, but this report says there isn't even a real competition and that the Browns are "moving on" from "Johnny Football."
Multiple reports out of Philadelphia have quarterback Sam Bradford walking with a "pronounced limp." | 05/29/2015 10:46 AM
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Multiple reports out of Philadelphia have quarterback Sam Bradford walking with a "pronounced limp."
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Bradford could end up being a huge bargain this season in the Chip Kelly up tempo offense, but he could also end up watching the season from the sidelines. If you decide to take a flier on him, you absolutely must handcuff Mark Sanchez.
Broncos running backs C.J. Anderson and Montee Ball are splitting first-team reps at Denver OTAs this week according to 9 News Denver. | 05/28/2015 8:09 PM
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Broncos running backs C.J. Anderson and Montee Ball are splitting first-team reps at Denver OTAs this week according to 9 News Denver.
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Impact
The Broncos new coaching staff wants to have an open competition at the position, but Anderson is still the heavy favorite to start. Owners must have whoever start in Peyton Manning's backfield, especially in Gary Kubiak's running back friendly offense.
It appears that rookie running back Matt Jones has the inside track to be the team's third-down back. | 05/26/2015 2:17 PM
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It appears that rookie running back Matt Jones has the inside track to be the team's third-down back.
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That is the Roy Helu role from last season. He is apparently ahead of Silas Redd and Chris Thompson and at this point would be the handcuff for Alfred Morris.
Browns quarterback Josh McCown opened their OTA as the starting quarterback, notes beat reporter Tony Grossi. | 05/26/2015 11:54 AM
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Browns quarterback Josh McCown opened their OTA as the starting quarterback, notes beat reporter Tony Grossi.
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Impact
As expected McCown is ahead of Johnny Manziel, but it's a long time from May until Opening Day in September.
Cowboys running back Joseph Randle is expected to be the starter come Week 1, according to a Dallas Morning News report. | 05/26/2015 11:49 AM
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Cowboys running back Joseph Randle is expected to be the starter come Week 1, according to a Dallas Morning News report.
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That's assuming, of course, the Cowboys backfield choices are between Randle, Darren McFadden, Ryan Williams and Lance Dunbar.
Bears DE Ray McDonald was released late Monday after being arrested on a domestic violence charge. | 05/26/2015 9:45 AM
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Bears DE Ray McDonald was released late Monday after being arrested on a domestic violence charge.
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That didn't take long. It's hard to see any team signing McDonald at this point.
Bears DE Ray McDonald has been arrested on a domestic violence charge, according to veteran reporter Damian Trujillo. | 05/25/2015 1:51 PM
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Bears DE Ray McDonald has been arrested on a domestic violence charge, according to veteran reporter Damian Trujillo.
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Impact
Haven't we been here before? It's actually the third time he's been accused in the last nine months. Can't believe the Bears will keep him around despite their huge need for help on the defensive side of the ball.
Patriots' second-year running back James White will be one of three guys seeking to take over the Shane Vereen role. | 05/25/2015 10:24 AM
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Patriots' second-year running back James White will be one of three guys seeking to take over the Shane Vereen role.
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Impact
White will battle with Travaris Cadet and Dion Lewis for the Patriots' third-down role. Of course, starting any New England running back is always an "adventure." Watch this competition in preseason, but the likelihood is that only LeGarrette Blount will be fantasy worthy.
Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis should not be on any fantasy radar screens in 2015. | 05/25/2015 10:20 AM
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Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis should not be on any fantasy radar screens in 2015.
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Impact
Lewis' last year of fantasy relevance was 2010 and with the Jaguars signing Julius Thomas in the offseason, Lewis will be a blocking TE.
Bengals receiver Marvin Jones has been cleared for OTAs, according to a bengals.com report. | 05/25/2015 10:17 AM
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Bengals receiver Marvin Jones has been cleared for OTAs, according to a bengals.com report.
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Impact
Jones caught 51 balls for 712 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2013 and made the Bengals passing game much more explosive with him playing opposition A.J. Green. If he's back and healthy, fantasy owners shouldn't forget how good he was two seasons ago.
Eagles rookie receiver Nelson Agholor figures to start from Week 1, according to reports. | 05/25/2015 10:14 AM
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Eagles rookie receiver Nelson Agholor figures to start from Week 1, according to reports.
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Impact
Given the other options, this probably isn't shocking news. Last year's rookie, Jordan Matthews, and Agholor should carry the majority of the wide receiver workload with tight end Zach Ertz roaming in the middle. Don't expect much from Josh Huff, Riley Cooper or Miles Austin.
Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson is skipping OTAs and workouts and appears to still want to be traded, according to a Yahoo Sports report. | 05/25/2015 10:08 AM
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Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson is skipping OTAs and workouts and appears to still want to be traded, according to a Yahoo Sports report.
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He's under contract and doesn't have much leverage in this battle of wills. Plus his monster contract ($12.75 million in 2015) would be hard for other teams (read Dallas) to absorb.
Free agent running back Ben Tate is in Dallas Thursday to work out for the Cowboys. | 05/21/2015 1:08 PM
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Free agent running back Ben Tate is in Dallas Thursday to work out for the Cowboys.
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Impact
Obviously the Cowboys are still seeking an upgrade at running back. They also brought in former Cowboy running back Felix Jones - a Jerry Jones favorite. Neither is likely to help.
Former Cowboys running back Felix Jones is back in the Lone Star State working out for Dallas on Thursday. | 05/21/2015 1:01 PM
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Former Cowboys running back Felix Jones is back in the Lone Star State working out for Dallas on Thursday.
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Impact
Talk about desperate for running back help. Jones isn't alone, we hear Ben Tate is also in town. Neither back is the answer to the Cowboys running back problems.
Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey said there will be no quarterback competition as Geno Smith will "probably" be the Week 1 starter according to ESPN New York. | 05/20/2015 4:09 PM
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Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey said there will be no quarterback competition as Geno Smith will "probably" be the Week 1 starter according to ESPN New York.
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This is a big surprise considering how poorly Smith has played at times during his career. He did show flashes of great quarterback play, including a 20-for-25, 358 yards and three touchdown day in the season finale as the Jets knocked off the Dolphins and prevented Miami from staying alive for the playoffs. Smith will have to solve his turnover issue, however, to become fantasy relevant. He had 16 turnovers in 14 games in 2014.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been suspended four games for his role in DeflateGate. | 05/11/2015 5:48 PM
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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been suspended four games for his role in DeflateGate.
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Impact
New England has also lost their 2016 first-round pick and 2017 fourth-rounder, along with being handed a $1 million fine. Brady will likely appeal the suspension, which could potentially be reduced to two or three games. No matter what, Jimmy Garoppolo will likely start Week 1 against the Steelers.
Former Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase said running back C.J. Anderson was not in great shape, struggling with his conditioning at times last season according to the Chicago Tribune. | 05/10/2015 10:12 AM
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Former Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase said running back C.J. Anderson was not in great shape, struggling with his conditioning at times last season according to the Chicago Tribune.
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Impact
That would make sense as Anderson seemed to tire over the season. He had just a 3.8 yard per carry average in December. Still, he averaged 4.7 yards per attempt over the whole season, rushing for 849 yards and scoring 10 total touchdowns. That wasn't bad for a waiver wire pickup midway through the season, but it will be intriguing where he lands on the Denver depth chart this year and consequently, where he falls in fantasy drafts. New coach Gary Kubiak has not assured Anderson a starting role in the backfield.
Jacksonville rookie Dante Fowler has indeed suffered a torn ACL. | 05/08/2015 6:07 PM
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Jacksonville rookie Dante Fowler has indeed suffered a torn ACL.
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Impact
He will miss the entire season, and unfortuantely will not play his first snap until 2016.
The first defensive selection in this year's draft, Dante Fowler, was carted off the field during an 11-on-11 drill Friday. | 05/08/2015 3:06 PM
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The first defensive selection in this year's draft, Dante Fowler, was carted off the field during an 11-on-11 drill Friday.
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Impact
He appeared to injure his left knee. We await further word.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady could face discipline for his invovlement in "Deflategate" according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. | 05/06/2015 4:50 PM
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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady could face discipline for his invovlement in "Deflategate" according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
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Impact
The Ted Wells report didn't have definitive evidence, but one can connect the dots and figure out that Brady instructed the Patriots equipment staff to decrease the air in the footballs. It is possible that Brady will be suspended the first game of the season, which would mean the NFL opener would be without Brady and Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell. As far as fantasy, if Brady misses just one game, it should effect his preseason value.
Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount coukld be in for a huge season ... assuming he can stay out of trouble and Bill Belichick's doghouse. | 05/05/2015 11:11 AM
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Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount coukld be in for a huge season ... assuming he can stay out of trouble and Bill Belichick's doghouse.
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Impact
The Pats lost Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley in the offseason, but didn't replace them at the draft. That should leave Blount as the workhorse.
Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (torn left ACL) was participating in drills Monday, according to an azcardinals.com report. | 05/05/2015 11:04 AM
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Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (torn left ACL) was participating in drills Monday, according to an azcardinals.com report.
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Impact
At this point, we fell he should be ready for the opening week. Palmer was missed by both the Cardinals and fantasy owners and his return in time for training camp would greatly increase the value of Arizona receivers and the offense in general.
Browns quarterback Josh McCown will open training camp as the Browns starting quarterback according to CBS Cleveland. | 05/04/2015 9:18 PM
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Browns quarterback Josh McCown will open training camp as the Browns starting quarterback according to CBS Cleveland.
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Impact
Coach Mike Pettine didn't flat out say McCown will be the team's starter, but he phrased it "fair to say" McCown would be the starter. This shouldn't be a surprise. The Browns didn't draft a quarterback, McCown is due $6.25 million, and Johnny Maziel is, well, still Manziel. McCown, however, should only be drafted in very deep or two-quarterback fantasy leagues.
The Ravens signed Sacramento State WR DeAndre Carter. | 05/04/2015 10:37 AM
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The Ravens signed Sacramento State WR DeAndre Carter.
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Impact
Not a bad landing spot, on a team with only Steve Smith Sr. and rookie Breshad Perriman locked in at the position. Carter was a Sports Network FCS All-American 2014 after catching 99 passes for 1,321 yards and 17 TDs,
Raiders receiver James Jones was released. | 05/04/2015 10:30 AM
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Raiders receiver James Jones was released.
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Impact
The aging veteran was replaced by Michael Crabtree and first-round pick Amari Cooper. It was just a few years ago (2012) that Jones amassed 14 touchdown catches with Green Bay, but he's never been a fantasy stud. He could latch on somewhere but his days with fantasy value are over.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie quarterback Jameis Winston will not be a two-sport player a la Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders. | 05/04/2015 10:26 AM
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie quarterback Jameis Winston will not be a two-sport player a la Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders.
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Impact
Winston was an FSU reliever with nine career saves, a 1.08 ERA and 0.92 WHIP, but the contract he signed in Tampa included a clause against playing baseball. He was a 12th round pick of the Texas Rangers in 2012.
Buccaneers running back Doug Martin finished the 2014 season strong, but his 2016 option wasn't picked up and he may not be part of the team's long-term plans. | 05/04/2015 10:21 AM
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Buccaneers running back Doug Martin finished the 2014 season strong, but his 2016 option wasn't picked up and he may not be part of the team's long-term plans.
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Impact
Martin has never come close to matching his 2012 production (1,454 yards, 11 TDs on the ground) and the Bucs seem to be moving toward second-year RB Charles Sims.
The Buccaneers want second-year running back Charles Sims to be the "feature" back this season, according to the Pewter Report. | 05/04/2015 10:17 AM
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The Buccaneers want second-year running back Charles Sims to be the "feature" back this season, according to the Pewter Report.
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Impact
While Sims may turn into Tampa Bay's lead back, there is too much uncertainty surrounding the Buccaneers backfield for us to recommend starting him ... yet. He played the final eight games in 2014, averaging just 2.8 ypg, but caught 19 balls for 190 yards. Lovie Smith seems to like his pass-catching ability and Doug Martin could be on his way out of town.
Washington coach Jay Gruden confirmed with ESPN that running back Alfred Morris will continue to see a majority of the carries next season. | 05/03/2015 10:04 PM
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Washington coach Jay Gruden confirmed with ESPN that running back Alfred Morris will continue to see a majority of the carries next season.
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Impact
Washington took Florida running back Matt Jones in the third round, but Gruden reassured Morris that Jones is only going to provide the position depth. Roy Helu, who was Morris' backup, left the team via free agency. Morris had his worst season of his career last year, but he could be a bounce back candidate with offensive line guru Bill Callahan in town and No. 5 overall pick right tackle Brandon Scherff the team's newest blocker.
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told ESPN that running back Andre Ellington will keep the same role he had last season before his injury. | 05/03/2015 9:59 PM
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Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told ESPN that running back Andre Ellington will keep the same role he had last season before his injury.
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Impact
Arizona did address the running back position in the draft, but the team picked Northern Iowa running back David Johnson, who is not a true workhorse. Johnson, like Ellington, is better in the receiving game, so he really will only be Ellington's backup. Hopefully, Ellington can completely recover from his foot injury and produce more than last season. After he averaged 5.5 yards per attempt his rookie season, he only averaged 3.3 yards per attempt in 2014.
Running back Zac Stacy has apparently been traded to the Jets. | 05/02/2015 5:27 PM
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Running back Zac Stacy has apparently been traded to the Jets.
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Impact
Stacy will compete for playing time with Chris Ivory and Stevan Ridley, but will likely not be much of a fantasy factor in New York.
Running back Zac Stacy has apparently been traded to the Jets. | 05/02/2015 5:26 PM
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Running back Zac Stacy has apparently been traded to the Jets.
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Impact
Stacy will compete for playing time with Chris Ivory and Stevan Ridley, but will likely not be much of a fantasy factor in New York.
The Dolphins needed WR help this offseason and added Tony Lippett from MSU in the fifth round. | 05/02/2015 2:54 PM
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The Dolphins needed WR help this offseason and added Tony Lippett from MSU in the fifth round.
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Impact
The 2014 Big Ten Wide Receiver of the Year, finished his Michigan State career with 149 catches for 2,247 yards and 15 TDs, but ran a 4.61 at the Combine and seems to have limited value behind Jarvis Landry, top pick DeVante Parker and recently acquired Kenny Stills.
The Bills selected RB Karlos Williams of Florida State in the fifth round. | 05/02/2015 2:48 PM
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The Bills selected RB Karlos Williams of Florida State in the fifth round.
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Impact
Not a great landing spot for Williams, what with LeSean McCoy and Fred Jackson in front of him. He's a project at best and fantasy owners should wait and see how the project turns out.
The Miami Dolphins added running back help with a fifth-round selection from Boise State - Jay Ajayi. | 05/02/2015 2:36 PM
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The Miami Dolphins added running back help with a fifth-round selection from Boise State - Jay Ajayi.
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Impact
Ajayi might have been a second-day selection except for worries about a right knee issue. At Boise he rushed for 3,796 yards and 50 touchdowns and caught 73 balls. He ran a 4.57 40 at the Combine.
The Green Bay Packers selected quarterback Brett Hundley in the fifth round. | 05/02/2015 2:29 PM
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The Green Bay Packers selected quarterback Brett Hundley in the fifth round.
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Impact
No, Aaron Rodgers isn't going anywhere for the next few years, but we may have a glimpse of life after Rodgers. He should certainly be able to beat out Scott Tolzien for the backup role.
Add Florida State WR Rashad Greene to the Jaguars' receiver pool. They drafted him in the fifth round. | 05/02/2015 2:26 PM
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Add Florida State WR Rashad Greene to the Jaguars' receiver pool. They drafted him in the fifth round.
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Impact
Greene joins Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns, Marqise Lee and possibly Justin Blackmon to the list. It's hard to figure out in May who will win the top spots and the most targets.
Obviously not completely happy with their running back situation, the Titans selected Davis Cobb in the fifth round. | 05/02/2015 2:24 PM
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Obviously not completely happy with their running back situation, the Titans selected Davis Cobb in the fifth round.
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Impact
Cobb was a workhorse back in 2014 for the Gophers, but is similar in style to Shonn Greene. Bishop Sankey owners can't be happy.
The 49ers selected Mike Davis of South Carolina with a fourth round pick. | 05/02/2015 1:25 PM
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The 49ers selected Mike Davis of South Carolina with a fourth round pick.
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Impact
Davis was a bit disappointing in 2014 after a solid 2013 season and a 4.61 40 time doesn't help his cause. He'll start pretty deep on the depth chart behind Carlos Hyde, Reggie Bush and Kendall Hunter and probably won't help fantasy owners in his rookie season.
The Ravens selected Javorius Allen of USC in the fourth round. | 05/02/2015 1:20 PM
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The Ravens selected Javorius Allen of USC in the fourth round.
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Impact
Allen isn't a workhorse back, but can make one cut and go, block and catch passes, so he could be a useful third-down back in the NFL. However, that's unlikely to make him a high value fantasy asset.
The Browns finally made a move to help their weak wide receiver corps, drafting Vince Mayle in the fourth round. | 05/02/2015 1:17 PM
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The Browns finally made a move to help their weak wide receiver corps, drafting Vince Mayle in the fourth round.
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Impact
A big receiver who isn't fast (4.67 40), Mayle still amassed 148 catches for 2,022 yards at Washington State. He's more like a tight end than a wideout and his fantasy value doesn't figure to be very big.
The Falcons may have found their No. 3 receiver to replace Harry Douglas (Tennessee) in Justin Hardy from East Carolina. | 05/02/2015 12:41 PM
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The Falcons may have found their No. 3 receiver to replace Harry Douglas (Tennessee) in Justin Hardy from East Carolina.
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Impact
Hardy set all kind of records at ECU with 387 receptions for 4,541 yards and 35 touchdowns, but the Falcons are set on the outside with Julio Jones and Roddy White. On the other hand, isn't White about a 100-years-old?
The Bears selected Michigan State running back Jeremy Langford, but don't expect much fantasy value in his rookie season behind workhorse Matt Forte. | 05/02/2015 12:36 PM
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The Bears selected Michigan State running back Jeremy Langford, but don't expect much fantasy value in his rookie season behind workhorse Matt Forte.
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Impact
Langford ran a 4.42 40 at the combine after rushing for 2,967 yards following in Le'Veon Bell's footsteps at MSU, but as long as Forte is healthy he'll be fighting for leftovers.
The Redskins' fourth-round pick, Jamison Crowder, is a quality receiver, though small at 5-foot-8, 185 lbs and will likely help Washington specials teams at first. | 05/02/2015 12:31 PM
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The Redskins' fourth-round pick, Jamison Crowder, is a quality receiver, though small at 5-foot-8, 185 lbs and will likely help Washington specials teams at first.
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Impact
He caught 283 balls for 3,641 yards and 23 touchdowns at Duke, but will have to wait his turn behind DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon.
The Jets may have their future quarterback in hand after drafting Bryce Petty of Baylor in the fourth round. | 05/02/2015 12:25 PM
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The Jets may have their future quarterback in hand after drafting Bryce Petty of Baylor in the fourth round.
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Impact
Petty has plenty of arm and is a very good athlete, but will have to learn a pro offense. He shouldn't be expected to help fantasy owners in his rookie season.
The Jets may have their future quarterback in hand after drafting Bryce Petty of Baylor in the fourth round. | 05/02/2015 12:24 PM
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The Jets may have their future quarterback in hand after drafting Bryce Petty of Baylor in the fourth round.
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Impact
Baylor has plenty of arm and is a very good athlete, but will have to learn a pro offense. He shouldn't be expected to help fantasy owners in his rookie season.
The Cleveland Browns drafted Miami running back Duke Johnson with the No. 77 overall pick in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. | 05/01/2015 10:44 PM
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The Cleveland Browns drafted Miami running back Duke Johnson with the No. 77 overall pick in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
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Impact
The Browns are obviously not sold on the running backs, Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell, they selected last season. Who can blame them? Neither running back was able to emerge as a clear front-runner to the starting job. Part of the problem could have been too many "cooks in the kitchen" as the Browns also had veteran Ben Tate in the backfield at the beginning of last season, but Tate was released in the middle of the season. This pick makes the Browns backfield a three-headed monster once again.
The Kansas City Chiefs selected Georgia wide receiver Chris Conley with the No. 76 overall pick in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. | 05/01/2015 10:40 PM
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The Kansas City Chiefs selected Georgia wide receiver Chris Conley with the No. 76 overall pick in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
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Impact
The Chiefs wide receiver issues have been well documented. Kansas City didn't have passing touchdown to a wideout last season, so the position has been a big focus for the Chiefs this offseason. They signed Jeremy Maclin in the offseason and now added Conley. Conley didn't excell in college, but he didn't have a great quarterback with him last season. Conley should compete for the other starting wide receiver spot opposite Maclin.
The New Orleans Saints drafted Colorado State quarterback Garrett Grayson with the No. 75 overall in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. | 05/01/2015 10:37 PM
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The New Orleans Saints drafted Colorado State quarterback Garrett Grayson with the No. 75 overall in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
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Impact
So the first quarterback on Day 2 has finally been taken. This is a very interesting pick. The Saints had salary cap issues in March that led to the team losing Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills. They did sign running back C.J. Spiller, but this team is rebuilding and has seemingly found Drew Brees' replacement. Brees is 36 and probably has just two or three really good years left.
The Atlanta Falcons selected Indiana running back Travis Coleman with the No. 73 overall pick in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. | 05/01/2015 10:31 PM
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The Atlanta Falcons selected Indiana running back Travis Coleman with the No. 73 overall pick in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
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Impact
Coleman was a very productive runner in college, rushing for 3,219 yards and 28 touchdowns in 452 career rushes. Coleman can also pass protect, so there is a good chance he starts right away with only Devonta Freeman and Antone Smith left at running back on the Falcons roster. With Kyle Shanahan as his offensive coordinator, Coleman has high upside in fantasy this season.
The Houston Texans selected Arizona State wide receiver Jaelen Strong with the No. 70 overall pick in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. | 05/01/2015 10:02 PM
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The Houston Texans selected Arizona State wide receiver Jaelen Strong with the No. 70 overall pick in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
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Impact
Strong had first-round grades in a lot of mock drafts, so this is a steal for the Texans. He had a wrist injury at the end of the season last year, so perhaps that scared some teams away. Strong will replace Andre Johnson and play next to DeAndre Hopkins, and if Houston can get consistency out of their quarterback position, Strong could be a fantasy sleeper like he might be in this draft.
The Seattle Seahawks picked Kansas State wide receiver Tyler Lockett with the No. 69 overall pick in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. | 05/01/2015 9:57 PM
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The Seattle Seahawks picked Kansas State wide receiver Tyler Lockett with the No. 69 overall pick in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
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Impact
Mel Kiper compared Lockett to Phillip Dorsett, who the Colts selected at the end of the first round, so the Seahawks certainly get value here in the early third round. The weakess position on the Seahawks roster is wide receiver, so Lockett could be that missing playmaker this team has needed since it traded away Percy Harvin.
The Oakland Raiders selected Miami tight end Clive Walford with the 68th overall pick in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. | 05/01/2015 9:54 PM
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The Oakland Raiders selected Miami tight end Clive Walford with the 68th overall pick in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
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Impact
Well one think is for sure, Trey Wingo love him. Walford posted the most impressive numbers of any tight end in Miami football history, which is quite impressive considering Jeremy Shockey, Bubba Franks, Kellen Winslow and Greg Olsen are just some of the recent tight ends to have gone to Miami. This is another solid pick for the Oakland Raiders.
The Baltimore Ravens selected Minnesota Tight End Maxx Williams with the 55th overall pick in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. | 05/01/2015 9:12 PM
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The Baltimore Ravens selected Minnesota Tight End Maxx Williams with the 55th overall pick in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
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Impact
The Ravens are clearly restocking their skill players to help quarterback Joe Flacco. Baltimore traded up in front of rival Pittsburgh, who was also interested in Williams, to draft the former Golden Gophers tight end. He comes from a very athletic family and should compete with the always injured Dennis Pitta for the No. 1 tight end job in 2015.
The Detroit Lions selected Nebrask running back Ameer Abdullah with the No. 54 overall pick in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. | 05/01/2015 8:59 PM
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The Detroit Lions selected Nebrask running back Ameer Abdullah with the No. 54 overall pick in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
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Impact
Detroit averaged just 1.8 yards before contact while running the ball in 2014, so their blocking certainly needs help. Rather than trying to fix the entire offensive line, the Lions took Abdullah, who loves running straight ahead and hitting defenders. He will be a great complement to Joique Bell and Theo Riddick, but it is too early to tell what kind of fantasy impact Abdullah could have in his rookie season.
The Carolina Panthers drafted Michigan wide receiver Devin Funchess with the No. 41 overall pick in the second round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. | 05/01/2015 8:04 PM
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The Carolina Panthers drafted Michigan wide receiver Devin Funchess with the No. 41 overall pick in the second round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
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Impact
Similar to Green-Beckham, Funchess is another big wide receiver, standing at 6'4". Pairing him with the second-year, 6'5" Kelvin Benjamin, quarterback Cam Newton has some big targets to throw to. The problem with the Panthers offense, though, was Newton was under duress a lot. It probably would have been better if Carolina went with an offensive lineman or a small, quick receiver that Netwon could hit quickly in the flat.
The Tennessee Titans selected Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham with the No. 40 overall pick in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. | 05/01/2015 7:56 PM
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The Tennessee Titans selected Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham with the No. 40 overall pick in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
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Impact
The Titans are obviously trying to surround their new quarterback, Marcus Mariota, with weapons. Green-Beckham, however, comes with a lot of risk. He was charged with marijuana possession in 2012, arrested for marijuana charges in January of 2014, and then was dismissed from the football team at Missouri because of a domestic violence investigation. This pick doesn't make much sense considering other wide receivers like Jaelen Strong were still available. Fantasy owners should stay clear of Green-Beckham for now.
The New York Jets selected Ohio State wide receiver Devin Smith with the No. 37 overall pick in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. | 05/01/2015 7:37 PM
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The New York Jets selected Ohio State wide receiver Devin Smith with the No. 37 overall pick in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
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Impact
The Jets had the worse passing offense in the NFL last season, so they addressed that problem by trading for Brandon Marshall and then drafting Smith. This is a nice pick for the Jets because even if he doesn't play much at wide receiver in 2015, he has value on special teams, but last time I checked, Geno Smith is still the Jets quarterback. That should scare any fantasy owner away from this kid.
The New York Jets selected Ohio State wide receiver Devin Smith with the No. 37 overall pick in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. | 05/01/2015 7:37 PM
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The New York Jets selected Ohio State wide receiver Devin Smith with the No. 37 overall pick in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
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Impact
The Jets had the worse passing offense in the NFL last season, so they addressed that problem by trading for Brandon Marshall and then drafting Smith. This is a nice pick for the Jets because even if he doesn't play much at wide receiver in 2015, he has value on special teams, but last time I checked, Geno Smith is still the Jets quarterback. That should scare any fantasy owners away from this kid.
The New York Jets selected Ohio State wide receiver Devin Smith with the No. 37 overall pick in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. | 05/01/2015 7:37 PM
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The New York Jets selected Ohio State wide receiver Devin Smith with the No. 37 overall pick in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
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Impact
The Jets had the worse passing offense in the NFL last season, so they addressed that problem by trading for Brandon Marshall and then drafting Smith. This is a nice pick for the Jets because even if he can't play wide receiver in 2015, he has value on special teams, but last time I checked, Geno Smith is still the Jets quarterback. That should scare any fantasy owners away from this kid.
The New York Jets selected Ohio State wide receiver Devin Smith with the No. 37 overall pick in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. | 05/01/2015 7:36 PM
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The New York Jets selected Ohio State wide receiver Devin Smith with the No. 37 overall pick in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
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Impact
The Jets had the worse passing offense in the NFL last season, so they addressed that problem by trading for Brandon Marshall and then drafting Smith. This is a nice pick for Smith because even if he can't play wide receiver in 2015, he has value on special teams, but last time I checked, Geno Smith is still the Jets quarterback. That should scare any fantasy owners away from this kid.
The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon with the No. 36 overall pick in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. | 05/01/2015 7:30 PM
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The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon with the No. 36 overall pick in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
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Impact
Yeldon might be an early steal in the second round. He is a proven winner, playing for National Championship at Alabama, and he fills an obvious need in Jacksonville. With Toby Gerhart, Denard Robinson, Storm Johnson and Bernard Pierce the four running backs currently on the Jacksonville roster, Yeldon needs to be on fantasy radars in all leagues. Yeldon could be the Jaguars starter from Day 1.
The Indianapolis Colts selected Miami wide receiver Phillip Dorsett with the No. 29 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. | 04/30/2015 11:29 PM
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The Indianapolis Colts selected Miami wide receiver Phillip Dorsett with the No. 29 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
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Impact
Perhaps the shocker of an otherwise pretty boring first round, the Colts went wide receiver despite the best safety of the draft still on the board and other obvious needs on defense. Dorsett will obviously benefit from playing with Andrew Luck and for that reason, he could be an immediate impact in fantasy football, but how is he going to get on the field? The Colts already had T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief, Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener as Luck's top pass catchers, and then they added Andre Johnson in free agency. Owners have to assume all five of those guys will see more targets than Dorsett in 2015.
The Baltimore Ravens selected UCF wide receiver Breshad Perriman with the No. 26 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. | 04/30/2015 11:02 PM
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The Baltimore Ravens selected UCF wide receiver Breshad Perriman with the No. 26 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
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Impact
Perriman is an extremely talented receiver, but he has had trouble catching the ball in the past. He dropped 14 passes the last two years at UCF. If he can figure out the catching problem, Perriman has the other skills to be a solid NFL wide receiver.
The Philadelphia Eagles drafted USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor with the No. 20 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. | 04/30/2015 10:26 PM
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The Philadelphia Eagles drafted USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor with the No. 20 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
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Impact
Maybe Chip Kelly isn't as crazy as he seems. This makes a lot more sense than the Eagles trading the entire farm away from quarterback Marcus Mariota. Sam Bradford showed a lot of promise before his ACL injury in 2013, but the Rams had no pieces around him on offense. The Eagles are set at running back, but Jeremy Maclin left in free agency, so they needed wide receiver help.
The San Diego Chargers traded up three spots to pick Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon with the No. 15 overall pick. | 04/30/2015 9:51 PM
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The San Diego Chargers traded up three spots to pick Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon with the No. 15 overall pick.
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Impact
Gordon broke the single-game Division I college record with 408 rushing yards against Nebraska last season. He also ran for 2,587 rushing yards and 29 touchdowns last season. This is a great selection for the Chargers, who are lacking playmakers on offense, especially at running back. Gordon should be targeted as a RB3 in redraft fantasy leagues next season.
The Miami Dolphins selected Louisville wide receiver DeVante Parker with the No. 14 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. | 04/30/2015 9:47 PM
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The Miami Dolphins selected Louisville wide receiver DeVante Parker with the No. 14 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
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Impact
This is a nice fit for Miami. Parker has been described to have the catch radius like an A.J. Green. He should complement second-year receiver Jarius Landry well and replace the departed Mike Wallace.
The St. Louis Rams drafted Georgia running back Todd Gurley with the No. 10 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. | 04/30/2015 9:18 PM
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The St. Louis Rams drafted Georgia running back Todd Gurley with the No. 10 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
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Impact
This is a big selection for Jeff Fisher and the St. Louis Rams. This is probably the Rams best running back since Stephen Jackson. However, Gurley is unlikely to play in the first month of the season according to the Miami Herald. Gurley tore his ACL in November last season, so fantasy owners probably don't need to target him in redraft leagues. In dynasty leagues, though, he is can't miss.
The Chicago Bears selected West Virigina wide receiver Kevin White with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. | 04/30/2015 8:58 PM
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The Chicago Bears selected West Virigina wide receiver Kevin White with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
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Impact
White and Amari Cooper were the top two wide receivers in this year's draft, so this is a great value pick for the Bears. White replaces Brandon Marshall, who was shipped to New York. This pick doesn't help their defensive problem, but for fantasy owners, White should be able to produce right away lining up opposite of Alshon Jeffery.
The Oakland Raiders selected Alabama Amari Cooper with the fourth overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. | 04/30/2015 8:45 PM
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The Oakland Raiders selected Alabama Amari Cooper with the fourth overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
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Impact
Wide receivers have gone to die in Oakland the last 10 years, but there is signs of hope with young promising quarterback Derek Carr already in place. Carr to Cooper could be a passing combination for years to come. Fantasy owners will want to at least have Cooper on their draft boards to consider for a late round flier this season.
The Tennessee Titans selected Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. | 04/30/2015 8:31 PM
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The Tennessee Titans selected Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
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Impact
The question everyone was wondering has been answered as Mariota is a Tennessee Titan although that doesn't mean he will stay in Tennessee. It's still possible the Eagles, Jets or Bears could trade with the Titans for Mariota. For now, Mariota is in Nashville, and he will be competing with Zach Mettenberger for the starting quarterback position in Ken Whisenhunt's offense.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. | 04/30/2015 8:28 PM
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
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Impact
This was expected. Winston won the Heisman Trophy his freshman season in 2013 and led Florida State to another undefeated regular season in 2014. He did, however, throw 18 interceptions in his second college season, but fantasy owners have to love the fact he is throwing to receivers Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans.
Cardinals running back Andre Ellington is almost completely recovered from his foot injury and sports-hernia surgery, according to coach Bruce Arians. | 04/23/2015 2:31 PM
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Cardinals running back Andre Ellington is almost completely recovered from his foot injury and sports-hernia surgery, according to coach Bruce Arians.
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Impact
There has been much speculation about the Cardinals being interested in the Vikings' Adrian Peterson, but given his age and high salary it's more likely Arizona features a soon-to-be healthy Ellington with a talented rookie draft pick backing him up.
The NFL has suspended Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy 10 games for conduct detrimental to the NFL according to NFL.com. | 04/22/2015 6:23 PM
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The NFL has suspended Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy 10 games for conduct detrimental to the NFL according to NFL.com.
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Impact
The NFL clearly wants to send a message that domestic violence will not be tolerated and for good reason. The 10 game suspension is about as long of a suspension as one can get in the NFL without being out the full season.
Former Vikings wideout Greg Jennings has reportedly agreed to a deal with Miami. | 04/22/2015 6:22 PM
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Former Vikings wideout Greg Jennings has reportedly agreed to a deal with Miami.
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Impact
It is a two-year, $8 million deal. Jennings will likely play behind Jarvis Landry and Kenny Stills.
The NFL has suspended Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy 10 games for conduct detrimental to the NFL according to NFL.com. | 04/22/2015 4:35 PM
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The NFL has suspended Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy 10 games for conduct detrimental to the NFL according to NFL.com.
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Impact
The NFL clearly wants to send a message that domestic violence will not be tolerated and for good reason. The 10 game suspension is about as long of a suspension as one can get in the NFL without being out the full season.
Chargers GM Tom Telesco went on record saying "it's out plan and intent" to keep quarterback Philip Rivers "well into the future", yet failed to answer a follow-up question which was whether he had talked to Tennessee about a possible trade. | 04/22/2015 3:44 PM
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Chargers GM Tom Telesco went on record saying "it's out plan and intent" to keep quarterback Philip Rivers "well into the future", yet failed to answer a follow-up question which was whether he had talked to Tennessee about a possible trade.
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Impact
Meanwhile, Marcus Mariota worked out with the Chargers last week. Until Telesco outright answers all of the media's questions or Rivers signs a contract extension in San Diego, the trade rumors will continue to circle.
Georgia star running back, Todd Gurley, received a clean bill of health from the medical recheck at the Combine. | 04/20/2015 4:11 PM
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Georgia star running back, Todd Gurley, received a clean bill of health from the medical recheck at the Combine.
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Impact
Gurley figures to be the first or second running back off the board and should be a viable fantasy option in his rookie year depending upon where he ends up. Gurley could go as high as No. 8 to Atlanta, but more likely ends up in Arizona, Baltimore or Dallas.
The signing of Tim Tebow is likely to send Eagles fourth-string quarterback, G.J. Kinne, to wide receiver/special teams. | 04/20/2015 4:04 PM
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The signing of Tim Tebow is likely to send Eagles fourth-string quarterback, G.J. Kinne, to wide receiver/special teams.
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Impact
While he might be a pretty athletic quarterback, he certainly isn't the answer to Philadelphia's wide receiver needs.
Pittsburgh wideout Antonio Brown is not reporting to offseason workouts, according to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports. It's a first indication that Brown wants a new contract. | 04/20/2015 2:56 PM
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Pittsburgh wideout Antonio Brown is not reporting to offseason workouts, according to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports. It's a first indication that Brown wants a new contract.
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Impact
The Steelers star led all receivers in the regular season with 129 receptions for 1,698 yards and scored 14 times and became a fantasy superstar so anything that could change that status isn't good. Hopefully the two sides can work it out and the receiver is excited to be in Pittsburgh on Opening Day 2015.
Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was there for the first day of offseason conditioning, according to Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland.com. | 04/20/2015 2:49 PM
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Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was there for the first day of offseason conditioning, according to Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland.com.
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Impact
Whether Manziel can turn it around or even wether he'll be given a chance to turn it around is out of his hands, but at least it appears he's ready to buckle down and get to work. Reports of the Browns making an offer for Sam Bradford and looking at Marcus Mariota in the draft making Manziel's roster spot a question mark.
Quarterback Tim Tebow will apparently give it another try - with the Eagles. | 04/20/2015 12:16 PM
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Quarterback Tim Tebow will apparently give it another try - with the Eagles.
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Impact
He's a long shot to make the final roster as he's a runner who tries to throw and Chip Kelly has always said he needs a quarterback who can run.
Former Vikings wideout Greg Jennings has made the tour of teams, but still has no contract offer in hand, that we know of. | 04/17/2015 1:45 PM
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Former Vikings wideout Greg Jennings has made the tour of teams, but still has no contract offer in hand, that we know of.
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Impact
Jennings led Minnesota with 742 receiving yards last season, but is a man without a team. Once a fantasy stud, he's likely a third receiver at best and will have limited fantasy value no matter where he goes. He has visited New Orleans, Baltimore, Carolina and Jacksonville.
Chargers tight end Antonio Gates wants to play fewer plays next season, according to Emily Kaplan of SI.com. | 04/17/2015 1:39 PM
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Chargers tight end Antonio Gates wants to play fewer plays next season, according to Emily Kaplan of SI.com.
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Impact
That's not good news for fantasy owners. Gates finished last season with 69 catches, 821 yards and 12 touchdowns, his best season since 2010. I'm sure we will hear about LaDarius Green a lot more next season.
Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson as been reinstated and now the question of where he will play in 2015 begins. | 04/17/2015 1:36 PM
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Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson as been reinstated and now the question of where he will play in 2015 begins.
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Impact
Currently, the Oakland Raiders seem to be making a big effort to trade for him and have the cap space. Obviously Dallas and Arizona are also thought to be interested.
The Denver Broncos signed TE James Casey. | 04/11/2015 1:38 PM
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The Denver Broncos signed TE James Casey.
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Impact
The mediocre tight end won't replace Julius Thomas, but he's a workman-like H-back that coach Gary Kubiak had on his roster in Houston.
Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell has received a three-game suspension for his DUI arrest in August 2014, according to Adam Schefter. | 04/09/2015 11:29 AM
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Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell has received a three-game suspension for his DUI arrest in August 2014, according to Adam Schefter.
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Impact
Bell rushed for 1,361 yards and caught 83 balls for another 854 yards last season making him one of the best players in all of fantasy, so missing a trio of games will hurt. DeAngelo Williams should start those three games.
Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount will be suspended one game for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. | 04/07/2015 4:58 PM
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Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount will be suspended one game for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
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Impact
Blount and former teammate Le'Veon Bell were arrested for marijuana possession in November. Bell likely will see a slightly harsher punishment, as he was behind the wheel when the two were pulled over.
The Dolphins have signed QB Josh Freeman to a one-year deal. | 04/03/2015 1:45 PM
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The Dolphins have signed QB Josh Freeman to a one-year deal.
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Impact
Freeman hasn't thrown a pass since the disaster in minnesota and shouldn't see any playing time in Miami barring multiple injuries at the position.
Bills wideout Sammy Watkins has minor offseason hip surgery, according to Josina Anderson. | 04/03/2015 1:44 PM
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Bills wideout Sammy Watkins has minor offseason hip surgery, according to Josina Anderson.
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Impact
Watkins might be slowed in OTAs, but should be ready to go when camp opens. He had a pretty good rookie season all things considered with 65 receptions for 982 yards and six scores. He'll have Matt Cassell throwing to him this season, but may have to share a few targets with newly-acquired Percy Harvin.
Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart is expected to play fullback next season, according to Ian Rapoport. | 03/31/2015 1:28 PM
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Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart is expected to play fullback next season, according to Ian Rapoport.
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Impact
Gerhart was supposed to carry the running game last season, but failed miserably. He rushed for 326 yards on 102 carries and lost the job to Denard Robinson. The Jags added Bernard Pierce and got rid of fullback Bradie Ewing leaving the team without a fullback on the current roster.
Broncos second-year receiver Cody Latimer could be in line for a big increase in production in 2015, according to a Denver Post report. | 03/31/2015 10:16 AM
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Broncos second-year receiver Cody Latimer could be in line for a big increase in production in 2015, according to a Denver Post report.
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Impact
Denver has shown no desire to bring Wes Welker back and journeyman Andre Caldwell has limited upside, so Latimer could become Peyton Manning's No. 3 receiver.
Wide receiver Miles Austin just has to pass a physical before he'll be signed by the Eagles, according to Ian Rapoport. | 03/30/2015 2:03 PM
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Wide receiver Miles Austin just has to pass a physical before he'll be signed by the Eagles, according to Ian Rapoport.
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Impact
Austin had a decent season before being injured with 47 receptions, 568 yards and two touchdowns, but he isn't the long-term answer to the Eagles need at wideout opposite Jordan Matthews.
Wide receiver Jarrett Boykin signed a one-year deal with Carolina. | 03/27/2015 3:45 PM
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Wide receiver Jarrett Boykin signed a one-year deal with Carolina.
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Impact
Boykin was beaten out by Davante Adams for the No. 3 receiver spot in Green Bay. He could win the job opposite Kevin Benjamin, currently owned by Jerricho Cotchery, but that still might not make him fantasy worthy.
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will be in an open competition with Jimmy Clausen, according to new head coach John Fox. | 03/27/2015 10:29 AM
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Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will be in an open competition with Jimmy Clausen, according to new head coach John Fox.
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Impact
Cutler should be able to beat out Clause for the starting role, but obviously there are no guarantees. Whoever wins the job, still has a few weapons at his disposal despite the loss of Brandon Marshall. Alshon Jeffery is a rising star, Marquess Wilson is talented and he can always throw the ball to Matt Forte, the best receiving back in football.
Steelers receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey re-signed with the team. | 03/27/2015 10:24 AM
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Steelers receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey re-signed with the team.
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Impact
Barring numerous injures at the position, DHB has no fantasy value. The seventh-overall pick of the 2009 draft (by Oakland) and never developed as hoped. Ignore him on draft day.
Cornerback Terence Newman has signed a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings. | 03/27/2015 10:20 AM
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Cornerback Terence Newman has signed a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings.
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Impact
The Vikings gave up just 3,572 yards through the air last season which was seventh-best, but did yield 26 touchdown passes. New head coach Mike Zimmer knows Newman from his days in Cincinnati. He's not the player he once was, but he can still be effective.
Bears defensive end Jared Allen might have some trouble adapting to the Bears new 3-4 defense, according to Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun Times. | 03/27/2015 9:55 AM
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Bears defensive end Jared Allen might have some trouble adapting to the Bears new 3-4 defense, according to Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun Times.
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Impact
Allen has always played in a 4-3 and isn't really big enough to play DE in a 3-4. He could end up being in for a passing down package instead of every down after he posted a career-worst 5.5 sacks last season.
New Eagles linebacker Kiko Alonso (torn ACL) is expected to be ready for OTAs, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer report. | 03/26/2015 10:07 AM
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New Eagles linebacker Kiko Alonso (torn ACL) is expected to be ready for OTAs, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer report.
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Impact
The Eagles base defense wasn't very good last season, but their special teams made them a fantasy delight. A healthy Alonso alongside Mychal Kendricks will improve their defense, but that probably won't drastically change their fantasy value.