Gold Rush IV Freight Train (ID# 38877)
  • Cowboys insist they're 'comfortable' at RB
    The Cowboys insist they're "comfortable" at running back.

    Advice: Dallas' backfield was one of the biggest needs league-wide that wasn't addressed in the draft. "We would have liked to have drafted a running back," owner/GM Jerry Jones conceded. "But at the same token, we didn’t think at any given time that we should pass at the player that was there, even with the running backs (available)." We'd expect the Cowboys to be vigilant on the trade/waiver wire. Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden and Lance Dunbar isn't going to get it done when it comes to replacing DeMarco Murray.
    35 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    20.93 (102nd)
  • Isaiah Pead's roster spot in trouble
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch concedes Rams RB Isaiah Pead's roster spot is in trouble.

    Advice: We're shocked Pead has lasted as long as he has on the Rams' roster. Perhaps the team is showing compassion as he recovers from a torn ACL. One of many running backs Jeff Fisher's Rams have taken early in the draft, Pead has been by far the least successful. The No. 50 overall selection of the 2012 draft has zero career touchdowns.
    41 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1651st)
  • Redskins confirm Alf will get bulk of carries
    Following the draft, coach Jay Gruden confirmed Alfred Morris "will be getting the bulk of the carries."

    Advice: Florida RB Matt Jones was selected in the third round to give the Redskins some depth after losing Roy Helu in free agency. "Alfred won't be affected," Gruden said. "Alfred's still the running back here. He's had three great seasons and that won't change." Morris' stock is trending up a bit with the arrival of offensive line guru Bill Callahan and No. 5 overall pick RT Brandon Scherff.
    Today, 9:29 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    29.48 (49th)
  • Arians: Ellington will continue in same role
    Following the draft, coach Bruce Arians said Andre Ellington "will continue in his same role."

    Advice: The Cardinals did not come away with the true big back everyone expected them to. Instead, they took Northern Iowa's David Johnson -- another back that specializes in the receiving game. It's insurance behind Ellington, not someone that will threaten to steal a big chunk of work. "The nice thing David can do is he can do everything Andre does, so you don’t have to change if there was an injury," Arians said. It's a clear win for Ellington stockholders in fantasy.
    Today, 8:24 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    26.54 (60th)
  • Cowboys choose not to upgrade at running back
    The Cowboys didn't address running back during the draft.

    Advice: Dallas is thin there, but it may not matter. The Cowboys' offensive line dominated last season, helping DeMarco Murray rise to superstardom. Though it's unlikely Darren McFadden and Joseph Randle will approach those same heights, the Cowboys' line should open up holes for them while keeping quarterback Tony Romo on his feet. The Cowboys could have gone after disgruntled Rams running back Zac Stacy, but the Jets struck first, landing him for a seventh-round pick.
    Today, 5:21 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    25.56 (62nd)
  • Jets acquire Zac Stacy for seventh-round pick
    Jets acquired RB Zac Stacy from the Rams in exchange for the No. 224 overall pick in the NFL draft.

    Advice: The Jets contacted the Rams about Stacy earlier in the day. Unhappy with his place on the Rams' depth chart after the team selected Todd Gurley, Stacy now finds himself in the exact same position in New York. Like Stacy, Chris Ivory and Stevan Ridley are limited power backs, but they are much better players. Ridley is coming off a serious knee injury, however, and the Jets' new coaching staff does not appear to favor Ivory. Stacy will compete for a role in camp.
    Yesterday, 2:27 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.41 (2065th)
  • No short-term concerns with Ajayi's knee
    ESPN's Adam Caplan said there are no short-term concerns with RB Jay Ajayi's knee.

    Advice: Described as a bone on bone situation, Ajayi's knee could be a problem long-term, but he should be fine at least through his first contract. Running backs have a short shelf life in the NFL anyway, and there is a good chance Ajayi lasts longer in the league than several of the "healthy" backs drafted before him. The Dolphins got a steal in the fifth round.
    Yesterday, 11:57 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.22 (231st)
  • Bryce Brown's roster spot in jeopardy?
    Bills RB Bryce Brown's roster spot could be in jeopardy after the team drafted Karlos Williams in the fifth round.

    Advice: Mike Rodak and Joe Buscaglia, both Bills reporters, immediately tweeted goodbyes to Brown after the Williams pick. Brown is a significantly more talented runner than Williams, but he makes frustrating mental mistakes and does not take care of the ball well. Even if Brown hangs around, he will be no better than fourth on the depth chart.
    Yesterday, 11:48 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.20 (2120th)
  • Bills take RB Karlos Williams at No. 155
    Bills selected Florida State RB Karlos Williams with the No. 155 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

    Advice: Williams (6'1/230) converted from safety to tailback for his final two college seasons, tallying 1,419 yards and 22 TDs on 241 carries (5.89 YPC). He caught 37 passes. Williams posted a head-turning Speed Score at the Combine by running 4.48 at 230 pounds, adding a 9-foot-9 broad jump and 33 1/2-inch vertical. Stiff, upright, and not a smart runner between the tackles, Williams is a 22-year-old project who must be groomed at a position where NFL teams don't typically "groom." He's a flier pick and unlikely to make much early-career impact.
    Yesterday, 11:39 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.20 (2119th)
  • Miami takes 5th-round shot on Boise RB Ajayi
    Dolphins selected Boise State RB Jay Ajayi with the No. 149 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

    Advice: A day-two talent based on tape, measurables and stats, Ajayi plummeted due to concerns over his right knee, which NFL Network's Mike Mayock has reported is "bone on bone." Ajayi (6'0/221) turned 678 college carries into 3,796 yards (5.60 YPC) and 50 TDs, adding 73 catches. He ran 4.57 at the Combine, also impressing in the vertical (39") and broad (10'1") jumps with one of the fastest 20-yard shuttle times (4.10) by a running back. On tape, Ajayi looks like Marshawn Lynch with a compact, muscular build but isn't quite as physical. More of a loose-hipped finesse back, Ajayi is an extremely aggressive runner with light feet and an ability to change speeds on a dime. Ajayi fumbled 11 times at Boise and must tighten up his pass protection, but could eventually be a three-down back if he works out the kinks and stays healthy. He's competition for Lamar Miller, but perhaps not an immediate 2015 threat.
    Yesterday, 11:23 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.22 (231st)
  • Titans view Cobb as potential three-down back
    Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said the team views fifth-round RB David Cobb as a potential three-down back.

    Advice: Whiz said Cobb was one of the best pass protectors at the Senior Bowl, and GM Ruston Webster complimented Cobb's feet and vision. Bishop Sankey was a disappointment as a rookie, struggling in pass protection and looking like a replacement-level runner. Cobb should easily unseat Shonn Greene for the big-back role in the Titans' backfield, and has the talent to beat out Sankey in camp.
    Yesterday, 11:08 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.02 (1528th)
  • Report: Jets inquire about Rams RB Zac Stacy
    The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta reports the Jets inquired about Rams RB Zac Stacy.

    Advice: The Jets did not make a formal offer, and Stacy would be somewhat redundant in New York with limited power runners Chris Ivory and Stevan Ridley already on the roster. Stacy wants to be traded after the Rams selected Todd Gurley in the first round. St. Louis would love to oblige. Despite a 3.9 career YPC, the Rams could possibly turn Stacy into a seventh-round pick.
    Yesterday, 10:43 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.41 (2065th)
  • 49ers add Mike Davis behind Carlos Hyde
    49ers selected South Carolina RB Mike Davis with the No. 126 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

    Advice: Davis (5'9/217) succeeded Marcus Lattimore as the Gamecocks' bellcow, turning 454 carries into 2,440 yards (5.37 YPC) and 22 TDs. He caught 70 passes in three years at South Carolina. Davis followed a promising sophomore campaign with a down 2014, however, partially due to added weight and partially due to injuries. His Combine was pedestrian, running 4.61 with a 34-inch vertical and 9-foot-8 broad jump. Davis' burst underwhelms and he doesn't move well laterally, but he gets what's blocked and runs hard inside. He can also play on passing downs. Davis projects as a backup to Carlos Hyde and Reggie Bush who could have some short-term success as a stopgap starter if forced.
    Yesterday, 10:17 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.46 (2101st)
  • Ravens take USC RB Buck Allen with 125th pick
    Ravens selected USC RB Javorius Allen with the No. 125 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

    Advice: "Buck" Allen (6'1/221) spent a season and a half as the Trojans' lead back, gaining 2,306 yards and scoring 25 touchdowns on 417 career carries (5.53 YPC). Abnormally old for a rookie, Allen is 17 days older than Ronnie Hillman, two years older than Tre Mason, and three years older than Todd Gurley. Allen is a solid pass protector and receiver on tape, making him a good fit for new Ravens OC Marc Trestman's offense, but runs much smaller than his frame and packs very little pop. He won't be a tackle breaker in the NFL. Allen projects as a backup who might be functional as a short-term, injury-replacement starter.
    Yesterday, 10:16 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.03 (2024th)
  • Titans draft Jalston Fowler at No. 108
    Titans selected Alabama FB Jalston Fowler with the No. 108 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

    Advice: Fowler (5'11/254) was a jack of all trades for the Crimson Tide, seeing action at fullback, tailback, tight end, H-back, and playing special teams. More Le'Ron McClain than Lorenzo Neal, Fowler averaged 6.59 YPC and caught seven touchdown passes in college, but isn't quite a hole-clearing lead blocker. He'll have to show well on special teams to last in the NFL.
    Yesterday, 9:33 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.58 (2059th)
  • Bears add depth behind Matt Forte in Langford
    Bears selected Michigan State RB Jeremy Langford with the No. 106 overall pick in the 2015 draft.

    Advice: Langford (6'0/208) succeeded Le'Veon Bell as the Spartans' bellcow, rushing 577 times for 2,967 yards (5.14 YPC) and 40 TDs. He added 39 receptions in his college career. Langford ran the fastest forty (4.42) among running backs at the Combine, but had pedestrian numbers in the broad jump (9'10") and three-cone drill (4.22). Langford doesn't play as fast as he timed and lacks tackle-breaking ability, which severely curtails his chances of becoming a lead NFL back. He does have soft hands and is a willing pass blocker, so perhaps Langford will carve out a career on passing downs. He'll compete with Ka'Deem Carey and Jacquizz Rodgers for reps behind contract-year workhorse Matt Forte.
    Yesterday, 9:28 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.17 (2124th)
  • Titans will take running back on Day 3
    Titans GM Ruston Webster said the team will likely pick up a running back on Day 3 of the NFL Draft.

    Advice: "I think that's something we'll look at (Saturday)," Webster said. "I think it's one of the deeper positions left." With last year's second-round pick Bishop Sankey wholly disappointing in his rookie year and Shonn Greene a replacement-level talent, the Titans could use help in the backfield. Minnesota RB David Cobb would be a great fit as a replacement for Greene.
    Yesterday, 6:55 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    21.19 (140th)
  • Cards GM: David Johnson is a '3-down back'
    Cardinals GM Steve Keim described No. 86 overall pick David Johnson as a "three-down back," and said Johnson could return kickoffs as a rookie.

    Advice: Johnson showed a distinct lack of inside running ability on college tape, but the Cardinals may believe he can improve in that area. Kickoffs would be a good place for Johnson to get his feet wet, as he has 4.5-flat speed and excels in the open field. Despite his size (6'1/224), Johnson runs like a scatback. That this is whom Arizona picked to bolster its backfield suggests Andre Ellington will return as the team's lead ball carrier.
    Friday, 8:35 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.83 (145th)
  • Gruden: Matt Jones will spell Alf
    Coach Jay Gruden confirmed Alfred Morris remains the man on early downs.

    Advice: Third-round pick Matt Jones will fill a much-needed backup role after Roy Helu fled in free agency. All in all, Alf's fantasy stock was stabilized after the Redskins didn't spend a higher pick at running back. He'll also benefit from the arrival of o-line guru Bill Callahan and No. 5 overall pick Brandon Scherff.
    Friday, 8:33 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    29.48 (49th)
  • Browns discuss Duke Johnson
    Browns GM Ray Farmer compared No. 77 overall pick Duke Johnson to Gio Bernard and Brian Westbrook.

    Advice: Bernard is a change-of-pace/passing-down back. Westbrook had similar skills, but was a feature back in a pass-based offense. With Josh McCown at the helm, Cleveland won't run a pass-based offense. Farmer's vision for Johnson appears to be as a complementary runner who mixes into the passing game. Isaiah Crowell remains the favorite for lead-back duties on the Browns.
    Friday, 8:23 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.40 (232nd)
  • Redskins take RB Matt Jones at 95
    Redskins selected Florida RB Matt Jones with the No. 95 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

    Advice: Jones (6'2/231) spent a season and a half as the Gators' lead back, parlaying 297 career carries into 1,431 yards (4.82 YPC) and 11 TDs. He only caught 19 passes in three seasons at UF. Jones managed a 4.61 forty with a 31 1/2-inch vertical and 9-foot-4 broad jump at the Combine. A solid pass protector who gets what's blocked as a runner, Jones will be someone to keep tabs on if opportunity arises, but long term Jones will likely max out as a No. 2 back in the NFL.
    Friday, 8:06 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.11 (1978th)
  • Falcons select Tevin Coleman in third round
    Falcons selected Indiana RB Tevin Coleman with the No. 73 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

    Advice: Coleman (5'11/206) was an absurdly productive college runner, parlaying 452 career carries into 3,219 yards (7.12 YPC!) and 28 TDs. He caught 54 passes in three seasons at IU. Coleman underwent post-season surgery on his right big toe and didn't work out until an April 15 Pro Day, where Coleman ran 4.39. On tape, Coleman exhibits stiff hips and can't beat contact, but his home-run ability is indisputable and rare. And Coleman can pass protect, which will get him on the field early. A boom-or-bust runner, Coleman has similarities to Chris Johnson in his prime, but also to Felix Jones as a one-trick-pony winner of open-field college sprints. Despite his limitations, Coleman will make for a high-ceiling fantasy prospect in Atlanta with run-game guru Kyle Shanahan. Coleman is a superior runner and all-around player to Devonta Freeman.
    Friday, 7:07 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    26.92 (55th)
  • Lions take RB Abdullah to pair with Joique
    Lions selected Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah with the No. 54 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

    Advice: Abdullah (5'9/205) parlayed 813 career carries into 4,588 yards (5.64 YPC) and 39 touchdowns for the Cornhuskers, adding 73 receptions. Although Abdullah is long-speed deficient (4.60), he registered the highest SPARQ score among running backs at the Combine, and offers an elite combination of lateral agility and lower-body explosion. He was one of the best all-around football players we viewed on tape, running inside with determined decisiveness. He has future feature back potential if he cleans up his pass pro and ball security after fumbling 24 times in college. If it comes together, Abdullah can be a more elusive version of Ray Rice. We fully expect Abdullah to run circles around plodding Joique Bell in Lions camp and emerge as Detroit's lead runner as a rookie.
    Friday, 5:53 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.55 (129th)
  • Jags see T.J. Yeldon as a 'three-down back'
    Jaguars GM David Caldwell sees T.J. Yeldon as a "three-down back."

    Advice: Yeldon has the size to be an NFL workhorse (6'1/226) and that's exactly what he'll be in Jacksonville. At 197 pounds, Denard Robinson is more suited for a change-of-pace role. In an offense that will be more built on the running game in 2015, Yeldon is in line for a high volume of rookie-year touches. After sharing backfields with other talented rushers for most of his tenure at Alabama, Yeldon will finally be a feature back. Our own Evan Silva compares him to Houston bell-cow Arian Foster.
    Friday, 5:08 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    26.22 (65th)
  • Rams would be 'more than happy' to deal Stacy
    Appearing on NFL Draft Kickoff, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported the Rams would be "more than happy" to honor Zac Stacy's trade request.

    Advice: Sitting in the No. 4 spot on the Rams' running back depth chart, Stacy wants out of St. Louis. The Rams would likely be ecstatic to land a seventh-round pick for the 5-foot-8 bowling ball that has reminded of a rich man's Shonn Greene through two NFL seasons. Running back-needy teams will certainly wait to see if they can get their hands on a superior runner in this loaded draft class before forking over a late pick for a guy who has averaged 3.9 YPC in his career.
    Friday, 10:54 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.41 (2065th)
  • A.P.'s agent: We want 'commitment' from Vikes
    Adrian Peterson's agent wants the Vikings to commit to his client so he can "retire as a Viking."

    Advice: Agent Ben Dogra "appreciates" Minnesota's decision to not trade Peterson, but feels "actions speak louder than words." Dogra wants the Vikings to guarantee some portion of Peterson's contract, which totals $46 million over the next three years. Now that the Vikings have shown Peterson "loyalty" by sticking with him amid trade offers, Peterson's camp is turning this into a money issue.
    Friday, 7:38 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    37.43 (16th)
  • Rams to be 'conservative' on Gurley's return
    Coach Jeff Fisher confirmed the Rams will take a "conservative" approach to No. 10 pick Todd Gurley's return from November ACL surgery.

    Advice: Neither Gurley nor Fisher gave a timetable Thursday night. "We're not gonna rush it," Fisher said. "We may well be a little on the conservative side. But this is the running back of our future. It makes no sense to subject him to or put him in a bad situation sooner than we have to." The general feeling is Gurley will miss the first month of the season. We wouldn't be shocked if he opened it on reserve/PUP.
    Thursday, 10:26 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1695th)
  • Report: Rams 'open' to trading Zac Stacy
    ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms Rams RB Zac Stacy has requested a trade, and that the team is "open to moving him."

    Advice: We wouldn't doubt it, but St. Louis isn't going to find a market for its No. 4 running back. Getting a seventh-round pick would be a best-case scenario. Stacy is just two years removed from a 973-yard season, but has averaged 3.9 yards per carry for his career.
    Thursday, 9:50 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.41 (2065th)
  • Chargers high on Gordon's pass-protect skills
    Chargers GM Tom Telesco said Thursday he considered No. 15 overall pick Melvin Gordon "the best pass-protecting back in the draft."

    Advice: That wasn't what we saw on Gordon's college tape, but clearly the Chargers believe Gordon is an adequate, if not pro-ready pass-blocking back. It's good news for Gordon's fantasy football outlook. Danny Woodhead is going to handle most passing downs, but Gordon could mix in if he shows well in blitz pickup. As a healthy, clear-cut lead back in a good offense, Gordon has a chance to make a bigger year-one impact than St. Louis' Todd Gurley.
    Thursday, 8:53 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    26.81 (68th)
  • Zac Stacy wants out after Rams' Gurley pick
    ESPN's Adam Caplan reports Zac Stacy plans to ask the Rams to trade or release him following their selection of Todd Gurley.

    Advice: With Gurley on board, Stacy now finds himself a distant fourth on the Rams' running back depth chart behind Gurley, Tre Mason and Benny Cunningham. Stacy followed up a promising rookie campaign with a miserable 2014, losing his job to Mason and rarely playing after Week 6. He's still only 24 but the Rams probably won't get much for the plodding 224-pounder.
    Thursday, 8:01 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.41 (2065th)
  • Vikes GM once again says AP won't be traded
    Speaking Thursday evening, Vikings GM Rick Spielman again insisted he won't be trading Adrian Peterson.

    Advice: "Nothing has changed with Adrian," Spielman said. "End of story." The window to trade Peterson was before the start of the draft on Thursday.
    Thursday, 6:55 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    37.43 (16th)
  • Bolts trade up to replace Mathews, nab Gordon
    Chargers traded up with 49ers to select Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon with the No. 15 overall pick in the 2015 draft.

    Advice: In exchange for flipping first-round selections with the Niners (15 and 17), the Bolts are surrendering their 2015 fourth-rounder and 2016 fifth-rounder. Gordon will immediately slide in as Ryan Mathews' replacement. Gordon (6'1/215) succeeded Montee Ball as the Badgers' bell-cow, parlaying 631 career carries into 4,915 yards (7.79 YPC!) and 45 touchdowns. On the flipside, he caught only 22 passes, and is a sub-par pass blocker on tape. "MG3" ran 4.52 at the Combine with a 35-inch vertical and explosive 10-foot-6 broad jump. Gordon has elite burst, but was stuffed for no yardage or a loss on nearly 20 percent of his college runs. He also fumbled once every 54.4 touches, the second highest fumble rate in the 2015 draft class. Still an exciting talent, Gordon projects best as a two-down runner with big-play ability. Danny Woodhead will stay active on passing downs.
    Thursday, 6:47 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    26.81 (68th)
  • Rams pull stunner, take Todd Gurley at No. 10
    Rams selected Georgia RB Todd Gurley with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

    Advice: Gurley (6'1/222) was a dominant three-down back when healthy in the SEC, turning 510 career carries into 3,285 yards (6.44 YPC) and 36 TDs. He added 65 receptions and six more scores in the passing game. A truly special talent with elite tackle-breaking ability and home-run speed, Gurley is also one of the top pass-protecting backs in the 2015 class. NFL Films' Greg Cosell has likened Gurley's pure running ability to a cross between Marshawn Lynch and Steven Jackson in their primes. Gurley's lone red flag is durability; he missed three games with a high ankle sprain in 2013, and tore his ACL last November. Once cleared to play, he'll put Tre Mason on the back burner and assume feature duties for factor back friend Jeff Fisher.
    Thursday, 6:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1695th)
  • Acee: Branden Oliver not a No. 1 back
    The Union-Tribune San Diego says Branden Oliver is "not a No. 1 back."

    Advice: We'd agree. Oliver flashed briefly while Ryan Mathews was sidelined last year, but ended up sputtering to a 3.63 YPC on 160 rushes. He's best served as a change-of-pace back, meaning the Chargers are in the market for a feature back in this draft. They could look there with the No. 17 overall pick in the form of Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon.
    Thursday, 3:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.71 (1527th)
  • Report: Jaguars out of Peterson running
    ESPN's John Clayton reported Thursday that Jacksonville is "out" of the running for Adrian Peterson.

    Advice: Clayton confirmed a Yahoo report that Dallas is "out," as well. He added that the Cardinals are "not willing to give up a No. 1 (pick)." Vikings GM Rick Spielman is known to be holding out for a first-round pick in exchange for Peterson. Peterson is only going to get dealt if Spielman's asking price drops.
    Thursday, 10:45 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    37.43 (16th)
  • Cris Carter hints at Adrian Peterson trade
    Former Vikings WR turned ESPN analyst Cris Carter hinted at an Adrian Peterson trade Thursday morning.

    Advice: Carter presumably still has relationships with people inside the Vikings' organization. "I’m under gag order on the Adrian Peterson situation, but I believe something’s gonna happen," Carter said. "But I can’t talk about it." Adam Schefter also said Thursday that the door is not shut on an A-Pete trade.
    Thursday, 9:21 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    37.43 (16th)
  • Schefter: Door not shut on Peterson trade
    ESPN's Adam Schefter said the door is not shut on an Adrian Peterson trade.

    Advice: The Vikings have played extreme hardball publicly, strongly intimating there's no way they'll trade Peterson. But if someone like the Cardinals or Bucs blows them away with an offer Thursday night, it could be hard to say no when Peterson is both disgruntled and extremely expensive. Schefter wants to see the first round "come and go" before he's sure Peterson will remain a Viking.
    Thursday, 4:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    37.43 (16th)
  • No felony charges against Joseph Randle
    Cowboys RB Joseph Randle won't face any felony charges following a domestic disturbance at a Wichita, Kan. hotel in February.

    Advice: Kansas prosecutors say there isn't enough evidence to pursue felony charges against Randle, though the 23-year-old could still face misdemeanors. He's not out of the woods yet. Randle allegedly pointed a gun at the mother of his child and another woman before breaking the unidentified woman's car window.
    Wednesday, 10:36 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    20.93 (102nd)
  • Adrian Peterson: Would be nice to play for DAL
    Adrian Peterson admitted Tuesday night that it "would be nice" to play for the Cowboys.

    Advice: "I've got family here, my dad's here," Peterson said to a Dallas TV station. "But I'm under contract, so we'll see." Peterson has requested multiple times that the Vikings trade him, but seems to acknowledge he's not going anywhere after Minnesota GM Rick Spielman has continued to say he wants A.P. back with the team. Playing for Dallas is just a dream at the moment for Peterson, not reality.
    Wednesday, 6:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    37.43 (16th)
  • Vikes have 'no interest' in dealing Peterson
    Vikings GM Rick Spielman says he has "no interest" in trading Adrian Peterson.

    Advice: If the Vikings are bluffing on their Peterson stance, it's as hard as hardball gets. "We can just end the Adrian Peterson stuff," Spielman said emphatically. "Our position has not changed. ... We have no interest in trading Adrian Peterson." It's a bit strange the Vikes are so adamant about keeping a 30-year-old running back due $12.75 million and coming off a season lost to suspension, but they must still really believe in his talent. What remains to be seen is how Peterson responds to the Vikings completely ignoring his request.
    Tuesday, 12:03 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    37.43 (16th)
  • Jerry: 'Highly unlikely' 'Boys ship out picks
    Owner/GM Jerry Jones says it's "highly unlikely" the Cowboys trade draft picks for a player already in the league.

    Advice: In other words, Jerry isn't planning to ship a high selection to Minnesota for Adrian Peterson and his odious contract. A rumor that's been persisting for months appears to be dead.
    Tuesday, 11:22 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    37.43 (16th)
  • Mort: '80 percent' Peterson stays with Vikes
    Appearing on Sirius NFL Radio, ESPN's Chris Mortensen said he believes there's an "80 percent" chance Adrian Peterson remains with the Vikings.

    Advice: Mort did call Arizona an "interesting" potential landing spot. Based on a combination of recent national-media reports, it sounds like Peterson could end up with the Cardinals if Vikings GM Rick Spielman lowers his asking price to a mid to late second-round pick. If Spielman stays the course and demands a first-rounder in Peterson negotiations, A.D. will likely be staying in Minnesota.
    Apr 27, 11:45 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    37.43 (16th)
  • Vikings: Peterson plays 'for us or no one'
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Vikings have said "publicly and privately" that Adrian Peterson "plays for them or no one."

    Advice: Short of being truly blown away by a trade offer, it appears GM Rick Spielman is all-in on waiting Peterson out, even if he doesn't report to anything Vikings related before the season. RapSheet did leave open the door for the Cardinals to acquire Peterson after the draft, but multiple reports elsewhere have stated the Vikings are unwilling to part with Peterson for future considerations. If Peterson isn't traded by next Saturday night -- and it currently appears he won't be -- he'll either be a 2015 Viking, or sitting at home.
    Apr 26, 4:29 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    37.43 (16th)
  • Rams confirm RB Isaiah Pead (knee) is healthy
    Isaiah Pead (knee) is expected to be ready for training camp.

    Advice: Pead is eight months removed from ACL surgery. When healthy, he’ll be no higher than the No. 4 back. The Rams can save $941,000 by releasing Pead.
    Apr 25, 4:09 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1651st)
  • Andre Ellington 95 percent over foot injury
    Speaking Thursday, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Andre Ellington was "95 percent recovered" from his foot injury.

    Advice: Ellington is also in the final stages of his recovery from sports-hernia surgery. Ellington was a breakout candidate last season, but wasn't the same after injuring his foot in a Week 1 practice. A disappointing campaign followed, and now the Cardinals are openly pursuing a bigger back. There's a chance Ellington's 2015 fantasy appeal is limited to PPR leagues.
    Apr 23, 11:09 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    26.54 (60th)
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