Gold Rush IV Freight Train (ID# 38877)
  • Arians: J.J. Nelson is like Emmanuel Sanders
    Cardinals coach Bruce Arians likened No. 159 overall pick J.J. Nelson to Emmanuel Sanders.

    Advice: Arians, of course, coached Sanders in Pittsburgh. Sanders was also smallish coming out of college -- 5'11/186 -- but not nearly as small as Nelson, whose Pro Day weigh-in was 5'10/156. The odds are stacked against Nelson making NFL noise as a receiver. We do expect him to be an impact return specialist. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:32 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.29 (2115th)
  • Stefon Diggs set to contribute from slot
    ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling believes fifth-round WR Stefon Diggs will contribute more from the slot than outside.

    Advice: Diggs is certainly built like a slot receiver, checking in at 6-foot-0, 195 pounds. Diggs was expected to be a playmaker all over the field at Maryland, but was hampered by injuries. He has adequate speed at 4.46. Diggs could have a hard time earning targets as a rookie. Mike Wallace and Charles Johnson have the outside on lock, while Jarius Wright is capable in the slot. Cordarrelle Patterson is still hanging around as a supposed playmaker. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:45 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.57 (2091st)
  • MyCole Pruitt could see time at fullback
    Vikings GM Rick Spielman confirms fifth-round TE MyCole Pruitt could see time at fullback.

    Advice: Pruitt is an H-back in the Charles Clay mold. He's unlikely to make a fantasy impact as a rookie, but is a name to file away in Dynasty leagues. Pruitt has high-end athleticism for a tight end. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:40 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1593rd)
  • GM: Ridley's health wasn't factor in trade
    Jets GM Mike Maccagnan said Stevan Ridley's ACL/MCL surgery wasn't a major factor in the team's acquisition of RB Zac Stacy.

    Advice: The Jets are uncertain of Ridley's camp status, so it's hard to believe it didn't at least enter Maccagnan's mind. Neither the Jets nor fantasy owners can be counting on Ridley to avoid the reserve/PUP list. Ridley is five and a half months removed from going under the knife. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:54 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.48 (1620th)
  • Chip insists Tebow is more than camp arm
    Chip Kelly insists Tim Tebow isn't just a camp arm.

    Advice: "I think everybody here that we bring to our organization is here to compete for a job," Kelly said. "That's what Timmy is going to do. He's an unbelievable competitor." Kelly's comments come after Mark Sanchez suggested Tebow is just there to conduct drills in the offseason. We'll take Sanchez's side on this one. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:29 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1903rd)
  • Hundley not 'completely developmental'
    The Packers don't consider fifth-round QB Brett Hundley "completely developmental."

    Advice: "He's played at a big-time program," Packers director of player personnel Eliot Wolf said. "(UCLA's) offense is obviously different from ours, but you can see all the big-time throws that he can make." Wolf also called Hundley a "football nerd," while coach Mike McCarthy praised his escapability. Hundley should get the benefit of the doubt when battling Scott Tolzien for No. 2 duties. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:56 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.17 (2153rd)
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:24 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1651st)
  • Falcons cut ties with Kyle Miller
    Falcons waived TE Kyle Miller.

    Advice: Miller spent last season on the practice squad. He hasn't appeared in a game since 2012 and is unlikely to crack a roster even if he catches on elsewhere. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:57 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1545th)
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    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. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:24 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    26.54 (60th)
  • Saints don't take a tight end in draft
    The Saints did not select a tight end in the 2015 NFL draft.

    Advice: If the Josh Hill hype machine wasn't in fifth gear before, it should be now. The 6-foot-5 third-year man with impressive Pro Day measureables is set for a massive boost in role following the trade of Jimmy Graham. The Saints, especially offensive schemer Sean Payton, haven't stopped raving about this kid since the season ended. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:58 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.44 (119th)
  • Saints don't draft any wideouts
    The Saints did not select any wide receivers in the 2015 NFL draft.

    Advice: It's a bit of a surprise given only Marques Colston and Brandin Cooks are established at the wideout spot for Drew Brees. It's a vote of confidence for Nick Toon, Joe Morgan, Seantavius Jones and Brandon Coleman. If one can clearly rise to the top during the offseason program and training camp, he'll get on the deep-league radar. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:56 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.13 (142nd)
  • Saints don't draft any wideouts
    The Saints did not select any wideouts in the 2015 NFL draft. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.70 (2000th)
  • Jags see Rashad Greene as slot receiver
    Director of College Scouting Kyle O’Brien said the Jaguars envision Rashad Greene as a slot receiver, though he could "compete for time on the outside."

    Advice: Greene ran an underwhelming 4.53 at the Combine and isn't athletic enough to be a home run threat. However, his sure hands and precise route-running make him a dangerous weapon as a slot receiver. Greene brings a winner's mentality from his time at Florida State. He could be asked to return kicks for Jacksonville. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:54 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.78 (2044th)
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:21 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    25.56 (62nd)
  • Cardinals take under-sized WR J.J. Nelson
    Cardinals selected UAB WR J.J. Nelson with the No. 159 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

    Advice: Nelson (5'10/156) was a dynamic return specialist at UAB, earning the 2015 Jet Award as the nation's premier kickoff returner. He led Division I in kick return average (38.3 yards) and scored four TDs, one shy of the NCAA record. As Nelson runs 4.28 with lower-body explosion (10-foot-7 broad jump), he should translate smoothly on returns. He's unlikely to offer much to an NFL offense. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.29 (2115th)
  • Packers add project QB Brett Hundley at 147
    Packers traded up to select UCLA QB Brett Hundley with the No. 147 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

    Advice: Green Bay included a 7th, No. 247, to move up. Hundley (6'3/226) made 40 starts as a Bruin, completing 67.6 percent of his passes with a 75:25 TD-to-INT ratio and 30 more rushing scores. He absorbed a whopping 125 sacks in three college seasons, also fumbling 29 times. Although Hundley is strong armed and a terrific athlete, he showed zero feel for the pocket at UCLA and completed an abysmal 32.6 percent of his throws on the run. Smart (26 Wonderlic) with NFL-caliber tools, Hundley is a multi-year project who needs to ride the bench for at least a season or two, and will be afforded that time with the Packers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:14 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.17 (2153rd)
  • Stefon Diggs goes to Vikings in fifth round
    Vikings selected Maryland WR Stefon Diggs with the No. 146 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

    Advice: Diggs (6'0/195) was a five-star recruit out of high school, but endured a disappointing and injury-plagued college career. He posted 2,227 yards and 14 TDs on 150 catches (14.8 YPR), missing time due to a suspension, lacerated kidney, and fractured leg. Diggs clocked 4.46 at the Combine, but disappointed in the vertical (35") and broad (9'7") jumps. Diggs will have to earn his NFL keep as a sub-package receiver and on special teams, where he returned two kickoffs for touchdowns in college. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:10 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.57 (2091st)
  • Vikings select MyCole Pruitt at No. 143
    Vikings selected Southern Illinois TE MyCole Pruitt with the No. 143 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

    Advice: Pruitt (6'2/251) established Missouri Valley Conference all-time records in receptions (211), receiving yards (2,601), and TDs (25) by a tight end, twice earning first-team All-American accolades in the FCS. Highly athletic, Pruitt blew up the Combine with a 4.58 forty, 38-inch vertical, and standout agility scores. A more athletic version of Charles Clay, Pruitt is built to be a playmaking H-back and showed competitiveness as a college blocker. In Minnesota, Pruitt will open his career behind Kyle Rudolph, Rhett Ellison, and Chase Ford. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:03 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1593rd)
  • Jags add Rashad Greene to crowded WR corps
    Jaguars selected Florida State WR Rashad Greene with the No. 139 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

    Advice: Greene joins Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns, Marqise Lee and potentially Justin Blackmon in a receiver corps the Jags have aggressively addressed the past few seasons. Greene (5'11/182) was a first-team All-ACC pick as both a junior and senior, setting FSU all-time records in receptions (270) and receiving yards (3,830). He scored 32 TDs in college, including two on punt returns as a sophomore. Limited athletically for his skinny build, Greene ran 4.53 at the Combine with a 36 1/2-inch vertical and 10-foot-2 broad jump. One of the most refined route runners in the 2015 receiver class, Greene projects as a Doug Baldwin-ian slot receiver. He's at his best working the middle of the field. His arrival is trouble for Ace Sanders. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:49 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.78 (2044th)
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:33 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    29.48 (49th)
  • Todd Bowles unsure of Ridley's camp status
    Jets coach Todd Bowles said he isn't sure if Stevan Ridley (knee surgery) will be ready for training camp.

    Advice: Ridley has already been ruled out for the Jets' offseason program. His status for the start of camp remains up in the air, where he could be competing for a roster spot with Chris Ivory. Ridley's one-year deal contains just $80,000 guaranteed. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:17 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.48 (1620th)
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 25, 4:09 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1651st)
  • Mark Sanchez calls Tim Tebow a camp arm
    Mark Sanchez said the Eagles signed Tim Tebow as a camp arm while Sam Bradford recovers from his knee injury.

    Advice: "He's obviously a great guy, he works hard. And we needed another guy to throw while Sam's still recovering," Sanchez said. It is always exciting when the Sanchez-Tebow circus comes to town. Of course, if the Eagles really just wanted a guy to throw while Bradford was sidelined, they would have signed someone who could actually throw. Tebow's chances of making the final roster are slim, but he would not be on the roster if coach Chip Kelly thought he was nothing more than a camp arm. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 25, 9:07 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1903rd)
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 23, 11:09 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    26.54 (60th)
  • Eagles view Tebow as QB, nothing else
    Personnel executive Ed Marynowitz confirmed the Eagles see Tim Tebow as a quarterback only.

    Advice: As expected, there's been chatter Chip Kelly will find a role for Tebow as a short-yardage back, tight end or H-back. But he will compete as a quarterback, where the No. 3 job behind Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez is unsettled. "We brought Tim in for a workout and obviously we were intrigued with what we saw there," Marynowtiz said. "He had improved since the last time we saw him here, which was with New England." Online sportsbook Bovada has installed Tebow as -200 favorite to get cut before Week 1. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 23, 7:43 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1903rd)
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