• Andrew Luck yet to begin his throwing program
    Andrew Luck (shoulder) has yet to start throwing, but is "feeling better and better every week."

    Advice: "Still haven't started throwing, but that process will come when it's ready," Luck said. "No reason to be sullen or morose. It's a beautiful day." Luck underwent a major procedure to his throwing shoulder and remains without a timetable to return. The Colts and Luck have been extremely optimistic regarding his eventual return, but it's becoming concerning that he hasn't been able to do anything for 5-6 months. We still expect Luck back for Week 1, but he has considerable rust to knock off. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:24 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    20.95 (3rd)
  • LeGarrette Blount has $50K weight bonus
    LeGarrette Blount's contract contains a $50,000 weight bonus if he weighs between 240-245 pounds when he reports to training camp.

    Advice: We weren't aware of Blount having any weight clauses in his deal with the Patriots, but it's certainly not uncommon. Blount was listed at 250 by New England last season, so Philly wants him a bit lighter as he enters his age-31 campaign. Blount has big touchdown potential with the Eagles, but he's more of a back-end RB2. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:18 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.30 (106th)
  • 49ers TE Kittle flashed in offseason program
    49ers.com considers fifth-round TE George Kittle a player who flashed in the offseason program, and hinted he could even compete for the starting job.

    Advice: Per in-house reporter Joe Fann, Kittle was "one of the standouts of minicamp." Fann is careful not to make any predictions about the No. 1 job, but writes he's "eager to see how the competition at tight end unfolds in August." Kittle was getting first-team reps in minicamp, and the Sacramento Bee considers his 53-man roster spot safest amongst the Niners' tight ends. Kittle is a nice stash in Dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:16 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.32 (434th)
  • Carson Palmer philosophical about NFL future
    Carson Palmer remains undecided about his playing future beyond 2017.

    Advice: "That’s a great question," Palmer said of his plans beyond this season. "And I don’t have an answer. ... I don’t want to stop. But I’ll have to wait and make that decision after the season." Palmer got off to a brutal start last year, but played much better down the stretch. If both Palmer and vertical-minded coach Bruce Arians have learned how to manage his diminished physical abilities, 2017 doesn't necessarily have to be his last year. Palmer turns 38 in December. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:03 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.97 (26th)
  • Michael Floyd expected to make 53-man roster
    The Minneapolis Star-Tribune expects Michael Floyd to make the Vikings' 53-man roster.

    Advice: GM Rick Spielman issued Floyd a statement of support on Monday, and beat writer Matt Vensel correctly surmises the Vikings wouldn't be going to all this trouble if they didn't expect Floyd to be on their Week 1 roster. It's also safe to assume that Floyd is out of second chances, and will be cut at the next hint of trouble. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:57 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.90 (337th)
  • Crowder will be see more targets than Pryor?
    CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Tandler believes Jamison Crowder "definitely" will be targeted more than Terrelle Pryor.

    Advice: Answering a question about if Pryor will lead the team in receiving yards, Tandler said "chances are that one of the holdovers," namely Crowder or Jordan Reed, will take the honor. Pryor could lead the team in yardage even if Crowder sees more targets because of his downfield usage, but the big takeaway here is Crowder will have a large role in a quality passing attack. A real threat to top 100 catches, Crowder is a great pick at his current fifth-round ADP in PPR formats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:09 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.06 (120th)
  • Cam: I don't have to always be the playmaker
    Cam Newton said he has realized he does not have to "always be the playmaker."

    Advice: "I have to give other people opportunities to make plays," Newton said in an insightful piece (linked below) about his growth. "That's the hardest thing about maturation, especially for me." With new weapons in rookies Christian McCaffrey and Curtis Samuel, Newton realizes he needs to change the way he plays and focus on "getting the ball out of my hands" in an offense which should rely more on quick passes moving forward. He also is taking better care of his body, staying away from sweets and dropping to "hands down" his lowest offseason weight despite being sidelined with a shoulder injury. Coming off one of his worst seasons in the NFL, Newton looks to be headed for a bounce back if his health cooperates. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:45 am
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    20.25 (6th)
  • Schefter: Cousins deal 'long shot' right now
    ESPN's Adam Cousins reports a long-term deal between the Redskins and franchise-tagged Kirk Cousins "is considered a long shot for the time being."

    Advice: NFL Network analyst and former GM Charley Casserly agrees, saying he does not "see any way" the two sides reach a long-term deal. There was some optimism about a new deal earlier this month -- Schefter does say there is "an improved tone between the two sides" -- but it seems like the July 17 deadline will pass without an agreement. Cousins is scheduled to make $23.94 million on the one-year franchise tender. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:18 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.64 (8th)
  • Latavius Murray expects to win starting job
    Speaking on NFL Network's Good Morning Football, Latavius Murray said he expects to "be the guy" in the backfield.

    Advice: "This is my time, this is my opportunity," Murray said. "When it comes Game 1, I need to be back there lining up." It would be shocking if he said anything else, but second-rounder Dalvin Cook looks like the heavy favorite after Murray was forced to miss the offseason program with an ankle injury, which the veteran admitted has put him "behind." Murray should have a role if he can get his ankle right, but it would be surprising if he emerges as the starter. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:06 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.75 (134th)
  • Casserly does not 'see any way' Cousins signs
    NFL Network's Charley Casserly does not "see any way" franchise-tagged Kirk Cousins signs a long-term deal before the July 17 deadline.

    Advice: Considering Derek Carr's new deal, the $24 million Cousins is already scheduled to make in 2017, and the cost to tag him again next year, Casserly thinks it would take $93 million guaranteed over five years to get Cousins to sign. "Put the numbers on paper, and show the deal that you think Cousins is gonna accept," Casserly said. "That number just blows people away. Nobody's gonna do that." While there was some optimism earlier this month, Cousins' chances of signing a long-term deal before the deadline are as murky as ever. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:32 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.64 (8th)
  • McCarthy: Hundley playing with 'confidence'
    Packers coach Mike McCarthy said backup QB Brett Hundley is playing with "confidence."

    Advice: With the veterans excused from minicamp, Hundley worked as the No. 1. "These two practices are big for him obviously because he’s in the lead chair," McCarthy said during minicamp. "He’s snapping the ball off; you can see the way he’s finishing his throws. Brett’s done a lot of good things." While the Packers hope Hundley never sees the field for them, his development is important because it gives them both a quality backup and a tradable asset. After almost moving him during this year's draft, Green Bay almost certainly will shop the backup again next spring, and a good preseason showing will only up their asking price. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:02 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.77 (474th)
  • Vikings GM says Floyd will remain on roster
    Vikings GM Rick Spielman said the organization "believes" in Michael Floyd, and he will remain on the club's roster and report for training camp.

    Advice: Floyd boneheadedly consumed alcohol just days before his house arrest sentence was set to expire earlier this month, and he was sentenced to one day in jail in Arizona on Monday. He got off extremely light and will keep his job at the same time. Floyd won't be guaranteed to make the final 53-man roster out of camp and is certainly facing a league-mandated suspension from Roger Goodell. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:05 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.90 (337th)
  • Michael Floyd sentenced to one day in jail
    Vikings WR Michael Floyd has been sentenced to one day in jail for violating the terms of his house arrest.

    Advice: Floyd, who isn't allowed to drink alcohol as part of his house arrest arrangement, allegedly failed five different tests. He absurdly blamed the failures on Kombucha tea. The judge wasn't having it. Floyd is lucky to escape with only a day in jail. It's unclear how safe his Vikings' roster spot is. Floyd was signed just 47 days ago. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:44 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.90 (337th)
  • Falcons 'confident' of Devonta Freeman deal
    Speaking in a Monday radio interview, Falcons owner Arthur Blank confirmed the team is "confident" it will reach a long-term extension with contract-year RB Devonta Freeman.

    Advice: ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini reported so last week. Now the Falcons are putting their name to it. There's strong mutual desire for a new deal. It should be finalized around the start of camp. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:27 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.03 (32nd)
  • Texans high on third-round sophomore Miller
    Texans WRs coach John Perry said third-round sophomore Braxton Miller "has the quickness and the speed" to thrive in the slot.

    Advice: "The thing that’s really intriguing is that he’s generally a larger guy than most slot receivers," Perry continued. "That’s something that’s really valuable and gives him options to play on the outside and do those things, too." A college quarterback, Miller said he has benefited from working with assistant WRs coach Wes Welker, who is one of the best slot receivers to ever play the game. It would not be a surprise if Miller took a step forward after an injury-shortened rookie season, but he will struggle for targets behind DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller in what should be a run-heavy attack. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:58 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.90 (387th)
  • WRs coach: Alshon had best offseason in years
    Eagles WRs coach Mike Groh said Alshon Jeffery had his best offseason since 2013.

    Advice: Groh worked with Jeffery for three seasons in Chicago including his 2013 breakout. "Pleased with where he is physically, mentally I think he is in a good place," Groh said. "Learning a new system and working on the chemistry with Carson [Wentz] and everything like that, but it's been a good spring for him." His ability to stay on the field will always be the question, but Jeffery should return to the 1,000-yard ranks if he stays healthy. He is a solid WR2. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:48 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.26 (75th)
  • Zach Miller's roster spot in jeopardy?
    The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs believes Bears TE Zach Miller's roster spot could be in jeopardy.

    Advice: Biggs believes Daniel Brown, a converted receiver who worked in Miller's role while the veteran was sidelined with a foot injury during the offseason program, will push Miller for a job during camp. That seems unlikely if Miller is healthy, but he is no lock to be ready at the start of camp and not a great bet to stay healthy once he gets back on the field. Even if he keeps his job, Miller's days in Chicago are numbered after the team added Dion Sims and drafted Adam Shaheen this offseason. The 32-year-old is scheduled to be a free agent next spring. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:09 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.69 (272nd)
  • Cam Newton (shoulder) resumes throwing
    Cam Newton threw a football for the first time since undergoing shoulder surgery on March 30.

    Advice: Newton was originally expected to resume throwing during the last week of minicamp. Despite the session being pushed back, Newton said "there's no doubt" he will be "100 percent" for training camp and expects to be "ready to rock and roll" in as little as two weeks. Despite his confidence, it would not be surprising if the Panthers take it slow early in training camp, but he should be back to full health well before Week 1. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:42 am
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    20.25 (6th)
  • Jay Ajayi could push for 1,900 total yards?
    ESPN's James Walker believes Jay Ajayi "could put up 1,900 total yards if he stays healthy."

    Advice: Walker's official projection is 1,435 rushing yards, 482 receiving yards, and 12 touchdowns. The rushing number is not far-fetched considering Ajayi rumbled for 1,272 yards in 12 starts last season, although that number was inflated by three 200-yard games. The receiving number is more of a jump after Ajayi logged just 151 yards through the air last year, but the back has earned consistent praise for his improvement in the passing game all offseason. Only two running backs managed 1,900 total yards last year -- Le'Veon Bell would have joined David Johnson and Ezekiel Elliott on that list if he had played 16 games -- so the fact that Ajayi even has a shot at that number shows what kind of fantasy upside he possesses. He is a locked-in RB1. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:52 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.01 (33rd)
  • Wheaton thinks Bears' WRs corps 'underrated'
    Markus Wheaton thinks the Bears' receivers "definitely are underrated."

    Advice: Between Cameron Meredith, Kevin White, Wheaton, Kendall Wright, and Victor Cruz, the Bears do have some theoretical talent, but every player besides maybe Meredith comes with a question mark. Can White stay healthy? Can Wheaton become more consistent? Can Wright say on coach John Fox's good side? Does Cruz have anything left? If the answer to some of those questions is yes, then Chicago's receivers could surprise this year, but it is difficult to call them anything but underwhelming at this point. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:32 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.14 (200th)
  • Coach sees progress, improvement from Zenner
    Lions coach Jim Caldwell said he sees "consistent progress and improvement" from Zach Zenner.

    Advice: With both Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick sidelined late last season, Zenner stepped up with 136 yards on 32 attempts over the final two weeks of the regular season and 88 total yards in Detroit's playoff loss. Coming off those performances, Zenner would seem to have a leg up on Dwayne Washington for the No. 3 job, but both will struggle for fantasy relevance while Abdullah and Riddick are healthy. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.16 (319th)
  • Le'Veon Bell videoed playing basketball
    Le'Veon Bell (groin surgery) was videoed playing basketball over the weekend.

    Advice: It is noteworthy after Bell underwent core muscle surgery in March. Bell seemed to be moving well on the court, and the fact he was able to play at all suggests he is close to if not at full health. If his contract situation is worked out, he should be ready to go at the start of camp. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:39 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.53 (25th)
  • Darrell Daniels a candidate for 53-man roster
    Kevin Bowen of Colts.com called TE Darrell Daniels a name to watch among the Colts' undrafted rookies.

    Advice: It was a mild surprise when Daniels went undrafted out of Washington, and the Colts don't have much tight end depth behind Jack Doyle and Erik Swoope. The Colts have rostered at least one UDFA in 18 straight seasons. Bowen also mentioned UFDAs CB Dante Blackmon and RB Dalton Crossan as candidates to make the team. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:02 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (850th)
  • Pryor training with AB and Moss this summer
    Terrelle Pryor will spend part of the summer training with Antonio Brown in Pennsylvania.

    Advice: He's also planning a trip to Charlotte to work out with Randy Moss. Even before they began training together, Pryor had already sought out Brown via text message, asking him for advice on route-running and certain training techniques. Despite his success with Cleveland last year, Pryor is still relatively new to receiver after beginning his career at quarterback. "The good ones, they ask questions," said Pryor. "Once you stop learning and think you’ve got it, that’s when you lose. I never want to get to that point." Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:22 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.47 (56th)
  • Kelley struggled over final six games of 2016
    Rob Kelley averaged 3.23 yards per carry over his final six starts in 2016.

    Advice: Kelley averaged 4.79 yards per attempt over his first three starts. His late struggles prompted the team to draft Samaje Perine in the fourth round, though ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim still believes Kelley will get more touches early in 2017. Per Keim, Kelley has "looked more comfortable this spring" and has learned from his mistakes last year, including "not trusting his blocking" and "cutting outside too soon." Kelley has been widely dismissed since the Perine pick, giving him some appeal as a double-digit-round flier. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:03 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.67 (226th)
  • Paxton Lynch gaining ground on Trevor Siemian
    According to Mike Klis of 9News Denver, Paxton Lynch "made his move" on Trevor Siemian during the final two weeks of OTAs.

    Advice: Klis noticed a turning point in Lynch over the final two weeks as his "switch was flipped." Specifically, Klis found Lynch to be less tentative, no longer worrying about protections, hot reads and coverages. "He started to get it," said Klis. "He started to play as if he was doing just that—playing." Lynch didn't show much as a rookie but appears to be making great strides as a sophomore. If Lynch continues to progress during training camp, there's a real chance of him wrangling the starting job away from Siemian. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:43 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.86 (264th)
  • Greg Olsen could make things 'uncomfortable'
    Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer is taking Greg Olsen's holdout threat seriously.

    Advice: While Person doesn't "think it will come to that," he conceded that Olsen's desire for a new contract is genuine and not a "media creation." He added that Olsen wants a raise "commensurate with his production" and could make things "uncomfortable" if the Panthers are unwilling to address his needs. This will be a situation to watch as training camp approaches. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:12 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.30 (107th)
  • Charcandrick says Mahomes has a 'cannon'
    Appearing Friday on NFL Access, Charcandrick West said rookie QB Patrick Mahomes has a "cannon."

    Advice: "Man, this kid can throw the football," said West. "I ran I think a slant route and I was like, woah. It was crazy." It's a reminder of why the Chiefs traded up 17 spots to draft Mahomes. The son of a former major league pitcher, the gun-slinging Mahomes is essentially Alex Smith's polar opposite. Smith is still expected to start this year, but calls for Mahomes will only grow louder if Smith scuffles early on. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (787th)
  • Alvin Kamara gets OTA reps at receiver
    Saints third round RB Alvin Kamara saw reps at receiver during OTAs.

    Advice: Kamara split time practicing with both the running backs and wideouts. It confirms the Saints plan to use him in a pass-catching role. Coach Sean Payton says Kamara has been a "quick study." Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:04 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.47 (278th)
  • Jay Gruden gushes about third-year WR Crowder
    Coach Jay Gruden gushed about Jamison Crowder, saying "he's an excellent, dynamic player and continues to prove every day why we like him so much."

    Advice: "He can run just about anything you ask him to run," Gruden said. "He gets himself open because he’s got a great feel. He’s got quickness in and out of his breaks. He plays a lot longer than his size. He has got really long arms. He goes up and gets balls. Sometime he plays bigger than a taller receiver because he uses his height [and] he’s got great jumping ability." This isn't the first time Gruden has talked up Crowder this offseason. Crowder is fully expected to be an every-down player in two- and three-wide sets and has a legitimate chance to challenge the league lead in catches this season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:25 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.06 (120th)
  • Wheaton likely to beat out Cruz, Wright?
    The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs thinks Markus Wheaton "has a better chance to start" than Victor Cruz or Kendall Wright.

    Advice: Cameron Meredith and Kevin White are likely locked in atop the depth chart, but the No. 3 job is up for grabs. Wheaton was paid like a starter with $6 million guaranteed on his two-year deal, but he is coming off an injury-ruined season and has never been particularly consistent. Wright might be the best player of the three at this point, but he struggled to stay in the good graces of multiple coaching staffs in Tennessee and profiles more as a slot option, where Meredith excelled last season. Cruz may simply be done. No matter who wins the job in camp, this is not a spot to target in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:20 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.14 (200th)
  • Team reporter 'cannot imagine' a Bell holdout
    Steelers.com's Bob Labriola wrote he "cannot imagine a realistic scenario" in which franchise-tagged Le'Veon Bell holds out into the season.

    Advice: Bell has yet to sign his franchise tender, but when he does he will be owed $12.1 million, almost $6 million more than any other running back will receive in base salary this year. Even if he does not get the long-term deal he wants before the July 17 deadline, Bell is unlikely to leave that kind of money on the table. While some contract certainty would be nice, Bell is still safe to select with one the top two picks in fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:18 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.53 (25th)
  • George Kittle looks like early roster lock
    The Sacramento Bee considers fifth-round TE George Kittle the likeliest tight end to make the 49ers' roster.

    Advice: In other words, all of the other 49ers tight ends are on the bubble with 3-4 roster spots open. Trent Baalke draft picks Blake Bell and Vance McDonald are in especially big danger of getting cut. Kittle gobbled up first-team reps at minicamp, and beat writers think he's a legitimate candidate to start. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:56 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.32 (434th)
  • Greg Olsen won't rule out holding out of camp
    Appearing on Adam Schefter's Know Them From Adam podcast, Greg Olsen wouldn't rule out holding out of training camp in hopes of a new contract.

    Advice: Olsen has two years left on his deal at base salaries of $6.5 million. In annual average, he makes less than Charles Clay. Olsen has proven he's one of the league's best tight ends and most reliable, having not missed a game since 2007. When asked directly by Schefter if he'd skip the start of camp, Olsen said it's "too early" to say. He turned 32 in March and said he thinks he can play another 5-6 seasons. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:46 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.30 (107th)
  • Greg Olsen thinks he can play 5-6 more years
    Greg Olsen thinks he can play another 5-6 more seasons. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:35 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.30 (107th)
  • ATL 'confident' of Devonta Freeman extension
    ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini reports the Falcons are "confident" of striking an extension with contract-year RB Devonta Freeman by the first week of training camp.

    Advice: Freeman expressed a similar sentiment last week. It's clearly a priority for both sides. One of the league's most versatile backs, Freeman has earned a big payday after back-to-back huge years. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:17 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.03 (32nd)
  • '80 percent' chance Cousins signs extension?
    CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora believes there is an "80 percent" chance Kirk Cousins and the Redskins work out a long-term extension.

    Advice: "I don't see this falling apart," La Canfora wrote. "There's just too much at stake for both sides." Unlike last year, there seems to be real positive momentum toward a deal. President Bruce Allen and Cousins' agent have had two recent face-to-face meetings, while new VP of player personnel Doug Williams said he wants to re-sign Cousins "in the worst way." It would no longer be a surprise if the two sides work something out before the July 17 deadline. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:43 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.64 (8th)
  • Deadline for f-tag extensions delayed to 7/17
    The NFL has pushed back the deadline for franchise-tagged players to sign long-term extensions from July 15 to July 17.

    Advice: If any deadline in the NFL's Collective Bargaining Agreement falls on a weekend day, it is automatically pushed back to the ensuing Monday. So the new deadline for Kirk Cousins and Le'Veon Bell to sign extensions is Monday, July 17. This gives each team an extra two days to get something done. If not, Bell and Cousins can only play out the season on one-year deals. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:53 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.64 (8th)
  • Ajayi has looked 'much smoother' as receiver
    Jay Ajayi has looked "much smoother running routes and finishing receptions this offseason."

    Advice: Ajayi looked relatively raw as a receiver in 2016, but improving his receiving skills has been a "major focus" of Ajayi's offseason. Already a lock for 300 touches assuming his health cooperates, Ajayi could be in for an outrageous workload if the Dolphins are serious about incorporating him into their passing game. Ajayi's second-round ADP might not be high enough. Rotoworld.com Jun 18, 6:42 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.01 (33rd)
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