FFL 2015 (ID# 285420)
  • Patriots waive/injure TE AJ Derby
    Patriots waived/injured TE AJ Derby.

    Advice: Derby's injury is undisclosed. Ax ex-quarterback, Derby offers plus athleticism at tight end, but entered camp as a major project. He'll revert to injured reserve if/when he goes unclaimed on waivers. Rotoworld.com 33 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1842nd)
     
  • Andrew Quarless lost daughter on delivery
    Andrew Quarless missed the beginning of Packers camp because his daughter died on delivery.

    Advice: "Probably the saddest day of my life," Quarless said of the July 29 tragedy. This confirms the tight end's absence was not due to his July 4 gun arrest. Quarless remains in the Packers' good graces and the favorite for in-line tight end duties this year. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:19 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1859th)
     
  • Ladarius Green getting more first-team reps
    Ladarius Green is getting more first-team reps than usual this preseason.

    Advice: This was expected in the wake of Antonio Gates' four-game PEDs suspension. "He’s going to have an opportunity early on to do a few more things," coach Mike McCoy said. "The system is staying the same, and we’re looking forward to seeing him play more." Fantasy owners have grown fatigued with Ladarius hype, meaning he's still available in the deep flier range of drafts. There's value there in a freak athlete that's a lock for a usage bump for at least a month. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:38 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.09 (93rd)
     
  • Bills TE Clay not getting targets in practice
    Charles Clay has yet to be targeted in the passing game through four Bills training camp practices.

    Advice: Clay is making Gronk-Jimmy Graham money on his new five-year, $38 million deal, but has been concerningly uninvolved in the Bills' early-camp passing game. Clay did say he spends time before and after practice catching balls from Buffalo's motley quarterback crew. Clay's role in new OC Greg Roman's offense remains to be seen. We hope to gain clarity at some point in August. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:34 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.95 (135th)
     
  • Jay Gruden talks up Jordan Reed
    Redskins coach Jay Gruden "(feels) a difference" with Jordan Reed this summer.

    Advice: Reed is finally 100 percent healthy, and Gruden believes he has "more confidence in his strength in regards to his blocking." Reed's pass-catching upside is through the roof, but he left something to be desired as a blocker last season. The return of Niles Paul has also dented Reed's 2015 fantasy appeal. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:56 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.05 (156th)
     
  • Troy Niklas comes off the active/NFI list
    Cardinals activated TE Troy Niklas (ankle, hamstring) from the active/NFI list.

    Advice: Niklas was recovering from a June ankle scope. His practice reps should remain limited for the foreseeable future, while he may not be ready for the first preseason game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.33 (213th)
     
  • Cardinals activate TE Jermaine Gresham (back)
    Cardinals activated TE Jermaine Gresham from the active/PUP list.

    Advice: Despite the activation, Gresham will still be eased into camp. The one-time TE2 will be off the fantasy radar this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:24 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.80 (266th)
     
  • Steelers cut Michael Egnew
    Steelers waived TE Michael Egnew.

    Advice: The notorious Jeff Ireland draft bust is running out of NFL chances. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:18 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1920th)
     
  • Maxx Williams impressing early in Ravens camp
    Maxx Williams has shown good route running at training camp.

    Advice: Williams struggled with OC Marc Trestman's scheme and his protections during OTAs. There aren’t high expectations for him as a rookie, but it would be a disappointment if he didn’t beat out Crockett Gillmore. Dennis Pitta (hip) is expected to open the year on reserve/PUP. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:11 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.66 (162nd)
     
  • Giants waive/injured UDFA TE Matt LaCosse
    Giants waived/injured TE Matt LaCosse.

    Advice: LaCosse suffered a hamstring injury on the first day of training camp. He was competing with Adrien Robinson, Jerome Cunningham, and Will Tye for the No. 3 tight end job. A developmental move tight end, LaCosse ran 4.64 at the Illinois Pro Day with 20 bench-press reps. He'll spend 2015 on I.R. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:35 pm
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1861st)
     
  • Andrew Quarless reports to Packers' camp
    Packers TE Andrew Quarless reported for training camp on Saturday.

    Advice: Quarless was arrested for a gun offense in Florida on July 4, but his early absence from camp reportedly involved a family issue. He is the favorite to open the season as the Packers' in-line tight end. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:22 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1859th)
     
  • Saints TE Orson Charles suspended one game
    NFL suspended Saints TE Orson Charles one game for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

    Advice: Charles was arrested last April for a road rage incident. He won't count against the Week 1 roster if he makes the team. 24-year-old Charles is competing for a role behind Josh Hill and Ben Watson. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:24 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1808th)
     
  • Antonio Gates maintains accidental PED use
    Suspended Chargers TE Antonio Gates maintains he doesn't know how a banned substance got into his system.

    Advice: "I was in shock," Gates said, adding he believed he'd win his appeal. As it is, Gates said the failed test was a "blip on the radar." Contract-year TE Ladarius Green gets a four-game audition to replace Gates during his ban. Now 35, Gates is also in a contract year. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1817th)
     
  • Andrew Quarless yet to report to camp
    Updating an earlier item, Packers TE Andrew Quarless has yet to report to training camp.

    Advice: "Andrew Quarless is dealing with an extremely difficult family situation right now," coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday. "He will be gone as long as he has to be." McCarthy's words suggest Quarless' issue isn't related to his July 4 gun arrest. It's unclear when the Packers' in-line tight end will report. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:43 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1859th)
     
  • Bengals TE Eifert declares self 100% healthy
    Tyler Eifert declared himself 100 percent on the first day of Bengals camp.

    Advice: He indeed avoided active/PUP and should be all systems go after suffering a year-ending elbow injury in Week 1 last season, and undergoing a shoulder surgery while he was on the shelf. The 21st overall pick in the 2013 draft, Eifert conceded he hasn't felt 100 percent since 2014 OTAs. Eifert offers some breakout potential and is priced reasonably in most forms of fantasy. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:34 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.26 (151st)
     
  • Jordan Reed's procedure was stem cell
    Jordan Reed said the procedure he underwent on his knee in May was a stem cell shot.

    Advice: It was assumed that Reed did a scope on his knee after experiencing soreness during OTAs. The fact that he went the stem cell route is encouraging and lends some hope that he can sustain health. When Reed is on the field and feeling good, he's a matchup nightmare for defenses. It's worth tracking his battle with Niles Paul at camp. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:18 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.05 (156th)
     
  • Chargers high on Ladarius Green
    Chargers OC Frank Reich says he would be "shocked" if TE Ladarius Green "didn't have his most productive year."

    Advice: Green will get every opportunity to earn an increased role in training camp and the first four games of the season, when Antonio Gates will be serving a month-long suspension. It's worth noting Reich made this statement before Gates' ban was announced. Still only 25 years old, Green should be on the TE1 radar in the first four games. His role thereafter is up in the air. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:58 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.09 (93rd)
     
  • Cardinals place Troy Niklas on active/PUP
    Cardinals placed TE Troy Niklas (ankle, hamstring) on active/PUP.

    Advice: Niklas is a reserve/PUP candidate after undergoing June ankle surgery. He was listed on the Cardinals' active/PUP list with a hamstring injury, however. Niklas was a non-factor as a rookie, primarily due to injuries, appearing in only seven games. We don't have high hopes for him in Dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.33 (213th)
     
  • Jordan Reed (knee) full-go for Redskins camp
    Jordan Reed (knee) has been fully cleared for the start of training camp.

    Advice: The Redskins held Reed out of OTAs and minicamp following a clean-up on his knee. Coming off a zero-touchdown season, it will be interesting to see whether the Redskins make Reed fight to keep his first-string job. They re-signed Niles Paul to a three-year, $6 million contract in the offseason. The current front office and coaching staff did not bring Reed to Washington. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:05 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.05 (156th)
     
  • Jermaine Gresham opens camp on active/PUP
    Cardinals placed TE Jermaine Gresham (back) on the active/PUP list.

    Advice: Gresham just signed last week, but is still recovering from offseason back surgery. He projects to start at Y-tight end when healthy. The Cardinals also placed TE Troy Niklas on active/NFI. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:52 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.80 (266th)
     
  • Chiefs place Demetrius Harris on active/PUP
    Chiefs placed TE Demetrius Harris (foot) on active/PUP.

    Advice: Harris may be a candidate for reserve/PUP following two foot surgeries over the last eight months. When healthy, the converted basketball player will compete for the No. 2 tight end role behind Travis Kelce in Kansas City. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:58 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1806th)
     
  • Andrew Quarless reports to camp on time
    Packers TE Andrew Quarless reported to training camp on time following his early-July arrest for allegedly firing a gun twice in Miami.

    Advice: Coach Mike McCarthy had a "long conversation" with Quarless, and admitted both sides were "disappointed" in Quarless' actions. Still, the Packers appear to have no intention of cutting Quarless, who remains on track to start at in-line tight end while Richard Rodgers operates as the lightly-used flex player. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:54 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1859th)
     
  • Jets to use second-year TE Amaro at H-back
    The Jets will use second-year TE Jace Amaro as an H-back.

    Advice: Jeff Cumberland projects to fill in as the traditional inline tight end. Amaro has the athleticism to move around the formation and make plays with the ball in his hands. But he'll need to show in camp that he's corrected his drops issue that plagued him as a rookie. If so, Amaro has a chance to catch 50-60 passes in OC Chan Gailey's spread. Amaro hurt his back at OTAs and missed minicamp. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:04 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.22 (173rd)
     
  • Maxx Williams started slow at spring practice
    Ravens second-round pick Maxx Williams "didn't get off to the fastest start" at spring practices.

    Advice: Williams admitted to struggling to digest OC Marc Trestman's playbook, and the Baltimore Sun is projecting Crockett Gillmore as the Ravens' Week 1 starter at tight end. The Sun writes the Ravens "might need to temper expectations" for Williams in his first year. Fantasy owners should heed this advice. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:54 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.66 (162nd)
     
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