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  • not expecting big Williams numbers admits the team's crowded tight end corps will "limit the number of times (Maxx Williams) sees the ball come his way."

    Advice: One of the youngest players in the league last season, Williams struggled through an uneven year. Williams remains a high-upside stash in Dynasty leagues, but the presence of Ben Watson, Crockett Gillmore and perhaps even Dennis Pitta makes him an unlikely 2016 re-draft contributor. Yesterday, 3:57 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.20 (214th)
  • Danny Woodhead suffered ankle injury
    Danny Woodhead suffered an ankle injury in minicamp, but will be ready for training camp.

    Advice: It's only notable because Woodhead missed the majority of 2014 with a severe ankle/foot issue. It's unclear if the injury is to the same leg. Provided he stays healthy, Woodhead will be an RB2 in PPR leagues. Yesterday, 2:47 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.80 (100th)
  • DHB to remain 'fairly high' on depth chart
    ESPN's Jeremy Fowler expects Darrius Heyward-Bey to remain "fairly high" on the depth chart this season.

    Advice: Heyward-Bey's clear-out speed — he reportedly clocked 25 miles per hour this spring — has made him a surprising Steelers mainstay, though he has only 24 catches over his past 32 games. Even if DHB gets some routes, he's well behind Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell, Markus Wheaton, Sammie Coates and Ladarius Green on the targets totem pole. Yesterday, 1:41 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.87 (2440th)
  • Trevone Boykin avoids jail time with plea
    Seahawks UDFA QB Trevone Boykin has avoided jail time in his assault case.

    Advice: As part of a plea deal, Boykin pled no contest to a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest. He's been fined $1,500, and sentenced to one year probation. The Seahawks have insisted Boykin is a legitimate candidate to back up Russell Wilson. Right now, his only "competition" is 2015 UDFA Jake Heaps. It's possible, if not likely, a veteran is either signed or acquired. Yesterday, 11:52 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2348th)
  • Browns part ways with Connor Shaw
    Browns waived QB Connor Shaw.

    Advice: A 2014 undrafted free agent, Shaw had more name recognition than he probably should have because of the Browns' sorry quarterback situation. He spent all of 2015 on injured reserve with a thumb injury. Shaw was an extremely tough player at the University of South Carolina, but lacks the tools to extend his NFL career much further. Yesterday, 11:49 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2374th)
  • Melvin Gordon expected to be 100 percent
    Melvin Gordon (microfracture surgery) is expected to be 100 percent healthy for training camp.

    Advice: For as serious as his operation was, Gordon's recovery appears to have gone as smoothly as possible. Speaking earlier this month, coach Mike McCoy said "you would have never known he was injured." Gordon struggled mightily as a rookie, but the Chargers will give him every opportunity to rebound. Yesterday, 11:13 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.00 (92nd)
  • Irsay: Josh Ferguson could be 'special'
    Colts owner Jim Irsay said undrafted rookie RB Josh Ferguson has "a chance to be special."

    Advice: The Colts reportedly considered Ferguson as early as the fourth round of April's draft, and he "made a distinct impression" during the offseason program. Indy does not have much of anything behind 33-year-old starter Frank Gore, so it is not crazy to think Ferguson carves out a role this year. The 5-foot-10, 198-pound back ran a 4.48 forty with a 10-foot broad jump at the Combine. Yesterday, 8:35 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2239th)
  • Brock Osweiler 'like a student' this spring
    Texans WR Cecil Shorts said new QB Brock Osweiler has been "like a student" this offseason.

    Advice: "Very professional," Shorts continued. "I can see what he learned from 18 [Peyton Manning]." In a deep look at his first offseason with the Texans (linked below), Osweiler said he is excited for the "challenge" of learning a new offense and integrating himself with a new organization. If comments from his coaches and teammates are to be believed, he appears to be doing well on both fronts. Houston should remain a run-first attack, but Osweiler could potentially add an important edge in the passing game. Yesterday, 8:24 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.77 (21st)
  • Stevan Ridley sat out most of offseason work
    Lions RB Stevan Ridley (undisclosed) missed most of the offseason program.

    Advice: Following a 2014 ACL tear, Ridley struggled to regain full health with the Jets last season, managing just 90 yards on 36 carries. The fact that he is not 100 percent healthy this spring certainly sends up red flags, but it is not clear if this absence is even related to his knee. If healthy, Ridley will compete with Zach Zenner for the big-back role. Yesterday, 7:22 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.63 (2423rd)
  • Zach Zenner says he is '100 percent'
    Lions RB Zach Zenner said he is "100 percent" recovered from the chest injury which ended his rookie year.

    Advice: Zenner suffered multiple broken ribs and a partially collapsed lung in Week 6. He was cleared in January and was a full participant in the offseason program. Zenner will compete for the big-back role in training camp with free-agent addition Stevan Ridley, who missed most of the spring with an undisclosed injury. Yesterday, 7:15 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.18 (2505th)
  • Schefter: Cousins deal 'too difficult to do'
    ESPN's Adam Schefter does not believe the Redskins and franchise-tagged QB Kirk Cousins will reach a long-term deal before the July 15 deadline.

    Advice: Schefter thinks it will be "too difficult" to find the right value. "I think there would be teams willing to pay him if he were on the open market today more than Washington feels like it needs to pay him," Schefter said. "I think a team like the Cleveland Browns would’ve given him $20 million a year, maybe more." Already set to earn $19.95 million guaranteed this season, there is little reason for Cousins to take less than $20 million per year on a new deal, and the Redskins might want to see another season before shelling out that kind of cash. These deals tend to get done on deadline day, but it is certainly possible Cousins plays out the season under the tag. Yesterday, 7:06 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.39 (15th)
  • Bengals could use more two-back formations's Geoff Hobson believes Cincinnati could use more two-back sets with Tyler Eifert's (ankle) availability in question.

    Advice: With Marvin Jones and Mohamad Sanu leaving in free agency and Eifert hurt, the Bengals are desperate for receiving weapons. Free-agent addition Brandon LaFell and second-rounder Tyler Boyd will be asked to fill some of that void, but a bigger role for Giovani Bernard in the passing game should be part of the answer as well. He and Jeremy Hill could find themselves on the field together often this season. Yesterday, 6:44 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.65 (128th)
  • Hue Jackson 'all in' on Robert Griffin III
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot believes the "odds are very, very high" Robert Griffin III opens the season as the Browns' starting quarterback.

    Advice: Cabot added coach Hue Jackson is "all in" on Griffin and is "riding him hard" during practice. Despite what has reportedly been a lackluster spring for Griffin, it sounds like the coaching staff is still squarely in his corner. It would be surprising if he is not the starter Week 1. Yesterday, 6:28 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.79 (43rd)
  • Quinton Patton sees 'opportunity' with Kelly
    49ers WR Quinton Patton sees "opportunity" in coach Chip Kelly's offense.

    Advice: "There’s a lot of opportunity out there with coach Kelly coming in with his offense, and the offense slinging the ball around," Patton said. "It’s more uptempo." A Rascal-bound octogenarian is more uptempo than the 49ers offense of recent memory, so Kelly's system represents a dramatic change for the skill players. The increase in tempo matched with what should be negative game scripts will create more opportunities for the passing game, but it is unlikely those go to Patton. The underwhelming 2013 fourth-rounder has 472 yards total through three seasons. Wednesday, 6:57 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.13 (231st)
  • Campanaro (calf) is ready for training camp
    Ravens WR Michael Campanaro (calf) is expected to be ready for training camp.

    Advice: Staying healthy will be the trick for Campanaro considering he has played in just eight games since being selected in the seventh round of the 2014 Draft. "It’s been a little rough, but I’m not the first guy and I won’t be the last guy that had injuries early in their career," he said. In a deep receiver group, Campanaro will find himself in a dogfight for one of the final spots in camp. He has to stay healthy to have a shot. Wednesday, 6:47 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2129th)
  • Chris Moore expected to make the roster's Ryan Mink expects fourth-round WR Chris Moore to make the roster.

    Advice: It would be shocking if a fourth-rounder did not crack the final roster as a rookie, but it is a question considering how deep the Ravens are at receiver if Breshad Perriman (knee) is healthy. Perriman's health could also play a factor in Moore's opportunities. A vertical receiver who tracks the deep ball as well as anyone, Moore could carve out a deep-threat role if Perriman starts the season on the sidelines. Even so, he is unlikely to come into fantasy value this year. Wednesday, 6:40 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.59 (2514th)
  • Seattle unlikely to re-sign Tarvaris Jackson
    The Seahawks aren’t expected to re-sign free agent Tarvaris Jackson.

    Advice: Seattle is moving on after Jackson’s recent legal troubles. Jackson is doubtful to sign anywhere until his off-field issues are resolved. Wednesday, 4:06 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.26 (2604th)
  • McFadden (elbow) questionable for Week 1
    ESPN Dallas reports Darren McFadden (elbow) is questionable for Week 1.

    Advice: Dallas gave McFadden a two month timetable following his mid-June surgery. He’s still in a brace, and is going to miss the majority of training camp. McFadden’s injury could allow Alfred Morris to open the year as the No. 2 back. Wednesday, 3:33 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.40 (240th)
  • Austin Hooper impressing with route running
    Third-round TE Austin Hooper has impressed OC Kyle Shanahan with his route running.

    Advice: "He really comes off the ball hard," Shanahan said. "He's not the fastest guy, but he's fast enough. He’s got good cutting, so he can break off at the top." Atlanta expects Hooper to improve their red-zone offense after their 2015 struggles there. Hooper only has to beat out Jacob Tamme and Levine Toilolo for regular snaps. Wednesday, 2:06 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.41 (2293rd)
  • Darkwa missed most of OTAs with leg injury
    Orleans Darkwa missed OTAs with a leg injury.

    Advice: The injury won't keep him out of training camp, but is a setback to his roster chances. Darkwa and Andre Williams are competing for one spot. Wednesday, 1:42 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.29 (2580th)
  • Colts make QB Luck highest-paid player ever
    Updating a previous item, Andrew Luck's new six-year, $140 million contract makes him the highest-paid player in NFL history.

    Advice: Prior to Luck signing, Joe Flacco paced the market at $22.1 million per year. Luck blows that out of the water. With the salary cap rising each of the past couple years and continuing to swell, it made it easy for the Colts to get this done. T.Y. Hilton is also under contract for the next five years through 2020. Wednesday, 12:35 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    21.10 (2nd)
  • Colts do five-year extension with Andrew Luck
    Colts signed QB Andrew Luck to a five-year extension through 2021.

    Advice: We await the details. But this deal should reset the top of the quarterback market. Luck was entering the final year of his rookie contract. Despite missing half of last season and struggling for large chunks of the eight games he was in there, Luck deserves every penny. GM Ryan Grigson hasn't done anything to protect Luck during his now-four-year career, failing to get him any offensive linemen and subjecting "the franchise" to unnecessary hits. Now back to full health, Luck should be in for a big bounce-back year as a top-flight QB1. He's now signed through his age-32 season. Wednesday, 12:19 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    21.10 (2nd)
  • ASJ's attitude could keep him off the field
    Roy Cummings of Today's Pigskin believes Austin Seferian-Jenkins' attitude "has the potential to cost him his job."

    Advice: "Seferian-Jenkins is a $10 million talent with a ten-cent head," Cummings wrote. "In just two seasons with the Buccaneers, he’s proved he has the uncanny ability to turn a molehill of a mistake into a mushroom cloud of trouble." The third-year tight end was kicked out of spring practice three weeks ago, and it wasn't the first time he's butted heads with his coaches. ASJ probably isn't in danger of being cut, but the Bucs would probably entertain trade offers for him. Coach Dirk Koetter has said Cameron Brate is in the mix to start ahead of Seferian-Jenkins. Wednesday, 10:58 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.09 (144th)
  • DGB says he's been getting in playbook more
    Dorial Green-Beckham said he's been "getting in my playbook a lot and studying" since Titans minicamp.

    Advice: "So during camp I’ll be one of those guys that’s out there flying around making plays and just having fun and staying in that rhythm the whole year," he continued. DGB is saying all the right things, but maybe he's taken getting bumped from the first-team offense at minicamp to heart. Coach Mike Mularkey called the sophomore out for minor mental errors in the spring. DGB has all the physical tools in the world, but needs to put it all together consistently this summer. Wednesday, 10:52 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.33 (149th)
  • Texans talk up TE Ryan Griffin
    Texans TEs coach John Perry recently talked up Ryan Griffin.

    Advice: "Ryan gives us ability in a lot of respects," Perry said. "He's not just one-dimensional. He can be effective in the pass game. He can be effective as a blocker." Griffin has loads of ability at 6'6/254, but hasn't been able to get on the field or stay on it through three seasons. He missed half of last year with a sprained MCL but still set career-highs across the board with a 20-251-2 line. Houston rivaled the Jets for the league's worst tight-end situation last season. Wednesday, 8:11 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.60 (196th)
  • Justin Hunter admits he has another level
    Contract-year WR Justin Hunter admits "there's another level" to his game.

    Advice: "I am definitely going to have to bring it in training camp," Hunter continued. "There’s a lot of competition, a lot of people fighting for positions and things like that. You can’t slack off because another guy is coming for your spot. I have to keep grinding." The fourth-year underachiever seems to now realize he won't be handed anything with the Titans' additions at his position. He and Dorial Green-Beckham are the two most physically-gifted receivers in Tennessee, but Hunter hasn't done a whole lot since his 2013 rookie year. Wednesday, 7:13 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.35 (2484th)
  • QB Boykin officially charged with assault
    Seahawks UDFA QB Trevone Boykin has been charged with assault in Texas in relation to the December incident that got him suspended from the Alamo Bowl.

    Advice: An intoxicated Boykin allegedly assaulted a police officer. The Seahawks obviously knew of the incident when they signed Boykin in May. Both coach Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider have compared Boykin to Russell Wilson, and insist he has a chance to earn No. 2 duties in camp. Tuesday, 3:00 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2348th)
  • RGIII had 'underwhelming' offseason
    ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi calls Robert Griffin III's offseason "underwhelming."

    Advice: Grossi did add that RGIII has looked "very healthy," and "physically like the old Robert Griffin." Grossi's words come 11 days after ESPN's Pat McManamon said Griffin's Browns tenure has thus far lacked for "wow" moments. The offseason is where molehills become mountains, but it's certainly eyebrow raising when a player with Griffin's physical gifts doesn't light up padless practices. Monday, 12:39 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.79 (43rd)
  • Tarvaris Jackson released on $2,500 bond
    Free agent QB Tarvaris Jackson was released from jail on a $2,500 bond.

    Advice: Jackson is accused of pulling a loaded gun on his wife and threatening to kill her. He has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Jackson was viewed as Seattle's backup plan at quarterback if UDFA rookie Trevone Boykin could not cement himself in the No. 2 role, but this incident likely ended that discussion. Saturday, 6:44 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.26 (2604th)
  • RG3 has been coachable in offseason program
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Terry Pluto reports Robert Griffin III has been "coachable" this spring.

    Advice: Pluto reports Griffin has at times battled impatience about the speed of his development, but he has been willing to work with the coaching staff. That is good considering the lackluster reports about his performance coming out of minicamp and coach Hue Jackson's assertion that Griffin is still "mastering the quarterback position." Griffin has undeniable upside, but his range of outcomes is as wide as any quarterback in the league this season. Saturday, 6:34 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.79 (43rd)
  • Jackson arrested for allegedly threatening wife
    WESH Orlando reports free agent Tarvaris Jackson has been arrested for allegedly threatening his wife with a gun.

    Advice: According to the police report, Jackson was intoxicated when he pulled a loaded gun on his wife and threatened to kill her. Jackson was visiting family in Kissimmee, Florida when the alleged assault took place. Jackson's children were reportedly asleep during the incident. Obviously no team is going to go near Jackson until his legal affairs are in order. Friday, 3:17 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.26 (2604th)
  • Green-Beckham: 'I had a good offseason'
    Dorial Green-Beckham said he "had a good offseason."

    Advice: Not many people would characterize an offseason in which they lost their first-team role to a rookie as a success, but Green-Beckham is staying positive. "I had a hamstring problem that set me back early," DGB said, "but other than that I have been taking care of myself, learning the playbook, and have done my best to play fast." Green-Beckham will likely open the season in the starting lineup, but it is concerning he seems unfazed by the snaps he is losing to rookie Tajae Sharpe. He is an extremely volatile WR4 for fantasy. Friday, 9:28 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.33 (149th)
  • Talks between Cousins, Skins 'going nowhere'
    MMQB's Albert Breer reports contract negotiations between the Redskins and franchise-tagged QB Kirk Cousins are "going nowhere."

    Advice: Breer reports both sides expect Cousins to play out 2016 under the terms of the franchise tag, which would pay him $19.95 million. Likely thinking he will be in an even better negotiating position this time next year, Cousins has little reason to accept a cut-rate deal before the July 15 deadline, and Washington likely wants to see him do it again before they shell out franchise-quarterback money. No matter how grim it looks in June, these deals usually get done at the deadline, but it would not be surprising if Cousins played out the season under the tag. Friday, 6:05 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.39 (15th)
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