Player Notes

  • Schefter: No deal imminent for Jared Goff
    ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports there is no contract extension “imminent” for Jared Goff.

    Advice: The Lions just signed Penei Sewell and Amon-Ra St. Brown to massive extensions, but it sounds like Goff will have to wait. Schefter did note that the two sides have spoken about an extension, though “no deal is close at this time.” Goff is set to enter the final year of his current contract. After getting his team a few plays away from a Super Bowl appearance last year, he is rightfully looking for a new contract before the start of the upcoming season. Goff will become a free agent in 2025 if they don’t get a deal done. The Lions could place the franchise tag on him then as well. Rotoworld 12 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    118th
  • Inks extension with Baltimore
    Bateman signed a two-year contract extension Wednesday.

    Advice: Bateman was already under contract through the upcoming season in the final year of his rookie deal, but the Ravens had until May 2 to decide whether to exercise the receiver's $14.44 million team option for 2025. By reaching an extension with Bateman, the Ravens will no longer have to decide on whether to exercise or decline the option, as he's now on the team's books through 2026. The 24-year-old appeared in 16 of the Ravens' 17 regular-season games this past season, catching 32 of 56 targets for 367 yards and one touchdown. Despite Bateman's underwhelming production during his third NFL season, head coach John Harbaugh noted earlier in the offseason that he views the wideout as a candidate to "take a big step" forward in 2024, per Ryan Mink of the Ravens' official site. The Ravens' pass-catching corps should look mostly similar in 2024 as it did in 2023, as No. 1 wideout Zay Flowers is entering his second season and standout tight end Mark Andrews is back in the fold, though Odell Beckham is currently a free agent and may not be brought back. Rotowire.com Today, 10:48 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    135th
  • Fifth-year option picked up
    The Bengals have elected to pick up Chase's fifth-year contract option.

    Advice: With the expected move, Chase will remain under contract with Cincinnati through the 2025 campaign. This past season, the 2021 first-rounder recorded a career-high 100 catches (on 145 targets) for 1,216 yards and seven TDs in 16 regular-season games. The 24-year-old is thus poised to remain QB Joe Burrow's top pass-catching option for the next couple of years, and in that context Chase remains a top tier fantasy option at the wide receiver position. Rotowire.com Today, 10:03 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    5th
  • Signing massive extension
    St. Brown and the Lions reached agreement Tuesday on a four-year extension, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Advice: The initial report has it as a $120 million deal, including $77 million guaranteed. If those numbers hold up when more details come out, St. Brown will tie Tyreek Hill's WR record for average annual value ($30 million) and have the stand-alone record for money guaranteed. Of course, he probably won't hold those records for long, as the list of star WRs nearing the end of their rookie contracts includes Justin Jefferson, CeeDee Lamb and Ja'Marr Chase. In any case, St. Brown has improved his receiving volume and fantasy production with each passing season in the NFL, and he should have another big year in 2024 while catching passes from QB Jared Goff in an offense that will be coordinated by Ben Johnson for at least one more season. Rotowire.com Today, 8:59 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    9th
  • Won't get fifth-year option
    The Steelers aren't expected to pick up the fifth-year option on Fields' rookie contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Advice: It perhaps goes without saying, given that Fields is coming in as the second QB on the depth chart and would be guaranteed around $25.66 million in 2025 if the Steelers were to pick up his option before the May 2 deadline. While the team may have interest in keeping him around beyond the upcoming season, it won't be at that price before he's ever put on a Steelers uniform. Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports that fellow offseason acquisition Russell Wilson will enter offseason workouts in "pole position" at quarterback, with Fields then getting a chance to compete at some point in the future, according to coach Mike Tomlin. Fields is on track to be a free agent next spring, and his playing time between now and then seems largely dependent on Wilson struggling. Rotowire.com Today, 7:04 am
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    222nd

NFL Roster Changes

Date
Player
Change
Apr 23
Deactivated
Apr 23
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Apr 23
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Apr 23
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Apr 23
DJ Chark Jr.Car - WR
Bye
Deactivated
Apr 22
Shaka ToneyWas - DE
Bye
Deactivated
Apr 18
Activated
Apr 16
Deactivated
Apr 15
Deactivated

Injury Reports

PlayerInjuryStatusView Team Depth Chart
Jimmy Garoppolo LAR - QBSuspensionSUSPLAR
Aaron Rodgers NYJ - QBAchillesQNYJ
T.J. Hockenson Min - TEKnee - ACL + MCLQMin
Jalin Hyatt NYG - WRHamstringQNYG
Cameron Latu SF - TEKnee - MeniscusQSF
Tank Dell Hou - WRLower LegQHou
Cedric Tillman Cle - WRConcussionQCle
Ross Dwelley SF - TEAnkleQSF
Jonathan Mingo Car - WRFootQCar
Will Levis Ten - QBFootQTen