Fantasy Football News

De'Von Achane  • RB  •  Dolphins

De'Von Achane Likely To See Increased Looks

Miami Dolphins running back De'Von Achane put together a pretty fantastic rookie campaign last season. The 22-year-old rushed for 800 yards on 103 attempts and eight rushing scores in 11 games. He didn't play a full season and was only 200 yards shy of an 1,000-yard campaign. Recently, head coach Mike McDaniel said he hopes to incorporate Achane more into their scheme going forward. This backfield is a bit crowded with Raheem Mostert and fourth-round rookie Jaylen Wright. The only way for Achane to probably have increased value would be more involvement in the passing game. At the end of the day, the Dolphins will probably end up using some type of committee approach. Regardless of what happens, Achane should still hold solid value in most fantasy formats.
13 hours ago   
Zach Heins  • TE  •  Chargers

Tight End Zach Heins Could Make Chargers Roster As UDFA

Former South Dakota State University tight end Zach Heins signed with the Los Angeles Chargers after being unselected in the 2024 NFL Draft. After a slow start to his collegiate career, Heins caught 56 passes for 757 yards and 11 touchdowns over the last two seasons. With the Chargers, he's in one of the weaker tight end rooms in the NFL, and Daniel Popper of the Athletic believes he has a shot to make the 53-man roster following training camp. "Heins, out of South Dakota State, is over 6-foot-6 and 259 pounds. He projects as a capable inline blocker. The Chargers have been very clear about wanting to build a physical and imposing running game," Popper wrote. "To do that consistently, they need run blockers at tight end. They signed an elite run blocker in free agency in Will Dissly. But I think they need more run-blocking behind Dissly." It sounds like Heins won't be much of a pass-catcher if he makes the roster, but he should still be on the fantasy radar in ultra-deep leagues if he's active in Week 1. The Chargers could opt to carry four tight ends on game day, so he'll need to beat out one of Dissly, Hayden Hurst, Donald Parham Jr., or Stone Smartt.
17 hours ago   
Brenden Rice  • WR  •  Chargers

Brenden Rice Could Miss 53-Man Roster

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Brenden Rice posted career-highs in receptions (45), receiving yards (791), and receiving touchdowns (12) in 2023 while catching passes from USC's Caleb Williams, but he still fell to L.A. in the seventh round of the 2024 NFL Draft. According to Daniel Popper of the Athletic, Rice could be facing an uphill battle to make the opening 53-man roster. "The two rookie draft picks, Brenden Rice and Cornelius Johnson, did not show me much during the spring," Popper wrote. "They will both likely be fighting for roster spots." This is not uncommon for Day 3 selections, but many held out hope that the son of Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice could exceed expectations. Popper projects Joshua Palmer, Ladd McConkey, D.J. Chark, Quentin Johnston, and Derius Davis as locks to make the roster, and the team might only carry five wide receivers in the new-look Greg Roman-led offense.
18 hours ago   
Kimani Vidal  • RB  •  Chargers

Kimani Vidal Currently In The RB3 Role For Chargers

Los Angeles Chargers running back Kimani Vidal is the current projected RB3 in Greg Roman's offense, according to Daniel Popper of The Athletic. The sixth-round rookie out of Troy appears to be a popular sleeper candidate in 2024 after posting over 1,600 rushing yards and 15 total touchdowns in his final collegiate season. He is slated to be behind veterans and former Baltimore Ravens Gus Edwards and J.K. Dobbins to open the season. However, Dobbins is coming off his second major injury of his short career, and we have not seen a running back return to form after an Achilles tear. Vidal is worth stashing in deep formats in case Dobbins struggles, but any Day 3 rookie is far from guaranteed a roster spot or a significant role in Year 1, so don't reach on him in fantasy drafts.
18 hours ago   
Kyle Philips  • WR  •  Titans

Kyle Philips Battling For Roster Spot

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kyle Philips kicked off his NFL career in 2022 by leading the team in targets (nine) in his debut. However, he has since been either injured or unproductive. Overall, he's hauled in just 23 of his 35 targets for 259 yards in 13 career games. After the additions of wide receivers Calvin Ridley, Tyler Body, and sixth-round rookie Jha'Quan Jackson this offseason, Philips finds himself on the roster bubble, according to John Glennon of the Nashville Post. "Philips will head into training camp battling for a roster spot," Glennon wrote. "The 2022 fifth-round pick has to show the quick-separation ability that initially drew the Titans to him, and he'll have to earn his way into opportunities to return punts once again. Rookie Jha'Quan Jackson, a faster slot receiver with return abilities, will provide stiff competition." Whether Philips makes the roster or not, it would be surprising if he makes a fantasy football impact in 2024.
18 hours ago   
Kenny Pickett  • QB  •  Eagles

Kenny Pickett Embracing Change Of Scenery

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Kenny Pickett joined the organization after spending just two seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The University of Pittsburgh product posted 4,474 passing yards, 13 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions in 25 games for the Steelers after being selected in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Needless to say, the Steelers gave up on him quickly and dealt him for mid-round pick swaps. Now in Philadelphia, the 26-year-old is embracing the change of scenery. "Change is a great thing," Pickett said. "I'm going through it right now. I was in Pittsburgh for seven years, and now I'm over in Philadelphia. I think a lot of people probably have some negative views on change, but that's really just your outlook on it. I think if you keep a positive mindset, it'll all work out for the better." While taking a step back could be a good thing for Pickett's career, he's unlikely to see any playing time anytime soon barring an injury to Jalen Hurts. That said, he could be an intriguing bench stash in two-QB and superflex leagues due to the offensive weaponry and offensive line the Eagles possess.
18 hours ago   
Aaron Rodgers  • QB  •  Jets

Jets Offense Looking To "Detail It Up" With Aaron Rodgers Back

The New York Jets offense should be more fine-tuned in its second year under offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett in 2024 while also getting future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers back from the torn Achilles he suffered in Week 1 last fall. In addition to Rodgers' return, the Jets added Tyron Smith and John Simpson to the offensive line in free agency, traded for Morgan Moses and drafted Olu Fashanu in the first round. At receiver, the team added Mike Williams (knee) and drafted Malachi Corley. "Now you can really detail it up. You can talk about the intricacies of the route. You can experiment with new plays, new motions, all kinds of different, fun things. So it's been really good. I think the guys have really enjoyed it," Hackett said.
20 hours ago   
Davante Adams  • WR  •  Raiders  |  Aidan O'Connell  • QB  •  Raiders

Davante Adams Believes Aidan O'Connell Is The Starter

When asked who the Las Vegas Raiders' starting quarterback is heading into training camp at the end of July, wide receiver Davante Adams thinks it's Aidan O'Connell over newcomer Gardner Minshew. "I want whoever is going to look the best when it's live bullets... I think right now if I had to say, I think Aidan has the job," Adams said. O'Connell has the experience running the offense from 2023, but given the two-year, $25 million investment in Minshew this offseason, it wouldn't be a surprise if Minshew takes the job from O'Connell in camp and the preseason. Both signal-callers didn't look great during OTAs and minicamp, and O'Connell was up and down in 10 starts in 2023 in his rookie season. Whoever wins the Raiders job under center to open the 2024 campaign will be a low-end QB2 option for fantasy managers in superflex formats.
20 hours ago   
Audric Estimé  • RB  •  Broncos

Audric Estime Expected To Be "Full-Go" For Training Camp

Denver Broncos rookie fifth-round running back Audric Estime (knee) missed most of the offseason program after undergoing a minor scope of his knee, but he's expected to be "full-go" for the starting of training camp in a few weeks, according to head coach Sean Payton. In limited action in front of the media this offseason, Estime looked the part of a RB who can bring more short-yardage toughness to Denver's backfield, but it remains to be seen if he can supplant Javonte Williams as an every-down option in 2024. The 20-year-old from Notre Dame is probably a long shot to become the team's lead back, at least earlier in his rookie season, but he could take over goal-line duties fairly quickly, which could make him worth a late-round flier in deep fantasy leagues as a handcuff for Williams.
20 hours ago   
Jamal Adams  • SS  •  Titans

Jamal Adams Signing With Titans

Veteran free-agent safety Jamal Adams is signing with the Tennessee Titans, according to NFL insider Ari Meirov. The three-time Pro Bowler was released by the Seattle Seahawks this offseason after he played in just 10 games over the last two years. Adams, who was the No. 6 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft by the New York Jets out of LSU, has racked up 494 tackles, 21.5 sacks, seven forced fumbles, four interceptions, 36 pass deflections, and 40.5 run stuffs through his first 80 games. When healthy, Adams is an aggressive and violent tackler who often makes plays near the line of scrimmage. He could get run at safety alongside Amani Hooker and Elijah Molden and mix into the linebacker rotation with Kenneth Murray and Jack Gibbens in 2024 under new defensive coordinator Dennard Wilson.
23 hours ago   
Kendrick Green  • G  •  Texans

Kendrick Green Ready To Compete For Starting Job

Houston Texans offensive guard Kendrick Green (knee) started three of the first four games last year after being acquired in a trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers before tearing the meniscus in his right knee. The former third-rounder from Illinois has made a complete recovery heading into training camp this summer after having surgery last fall. Now that he's healthy, Green is slated to compete for a starting job at left guard this summer with former first-rounder Kenyon Green, who has fully recovered from a torn labrum in his shoulder. "I feel great, I'm ready to get after it," Kendrick Green said. The 6-foot-4, 315-pounder didn't allow any sacks in 208 snaps last season and has started 18 of 19 career games in three NFL seasons.
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Matthew Judon  • LB  •  Patriots

Patriots, Matthew Judon Not Close To Contract Extension

New England Patriots linebacker Matthew Judon asked for a new contract, and the Patriots have made an offer, according to a source close to the situation. However, the two sides are not currently close to agreeing to a new deal. Judon is heading into the final year of his current contract and is set to make just $6.5 million in 2024. The 31-year-old former fifth-round pick (146th overall) by the Baltimore Ravens in 2016 out of Grand Valley State made four straight Pro Bowls from 2019 to 2022, but the Patriots are probably hesitant to give him a long-term contract extension on the wrong side of 30, especially after he played in just four games in 2023 due to a torn biceps. Judon picked up 43.5 sacks and 149 solo tackles in his four Pro Bowl seasons, but he'll have to establish his health in 2024 to find himself back on the IDP fantasy radar.
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Kadarius Toney  • WR  •  Chiefs  |  Skyy Moore  • WR  •  Chiefs

Skyy Moore Likely To Compete With Kadarius Toney

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Skyy Moore had a disappointing 2023 season and finished the year with a knee injury. Moore needs to re-establish his role within the offense, whether as a primary slot receiver or a trusted all-around receiver like seven-year veteran Justin Watson. The 23-year-old is likely to compete with Kadarius Toney, who also disappointed last year, for regular-season snaps if both players make the initial roster. If Moore is released or traded on roster cutdown day, it would create $1.29 million in salary cap space for the Chiefs with less than $500,000 in dead money, according to Over the Cap. It's saying a lot that the 23-year-old second-rounder in 2022 isn't a roster lock, even with Rashee Rice expected to serve a suspension. But he has just 43 receptions for 494 yards and one touchdown in his first two NFL seasons, and the Chiefs added Marquise Brown and rookie Xavier Worthy this offseason.
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Hunter Long  • TE  •  Rams

Hunter Long Not A Lock For A Roster Spot

Working in Los Angeles Rams tight end Hunter Long's favor is the fact that Tyler Higbee (knee) probably isn't going to be ready for the start of the 2024 regular season. That lone could land Long a spot on the 53-man roster to open the year if Higbee starts on the Physically Unable to Perform list. However, the Rams added Colby Parkinson in the offseason and love the potential of Davis Allen. If one of Nikola Kalinic or Neal Johnson emerges in training camp and the preseason, Long could be out of a roster spot. The 25-year-old finished last year on Injured Reserve after having surgery on his MCL but he was taking part in organized team activities this offseason and should be ready to go this fall. In just four games played in 2023, Long wasn't targeted at all while playing 54 offensive snaps for the Rams.
Yesterday   
Steven Sims  • WR  •  Texans

Steven Sims Speaks Highly Of Houston Wide Receiver Room

Houston Texans wide receiver Steven Sims recently expressed his optimism and excitement about the new-look Houston wide receiver room. In the offseason, the Texans made a big splash and acquired the four-time Pro Bowler Stefon Diggs from the Buffalo Bills. Diggs joins a group of budding stars in Tank Dell and Nico Collins. In addition to adding Diggs, the Texans also welcomed Joe Mixon from Cincinnati to lead them on the ground. Sims expressed on KPRC Houston that, "I can't wait to get back to camp. It's going to be so much fun. I feel like there's going to be a lot of big plays a lot of fun, but it's a business, and it's work. It's time to get back to work, and I'm excited to go back to work with the group we've got I feel like from top to bottom, everybody can get it done." Diggs caught 107 passes last season, which placed him seventh in the league, Collins posed his first 1,000-yard season, and Tank Dell scored seven touchdowns in just 11 games. Second-year quarterback C.J. Stroud will be one of the first quarterbacks selected in fantasy leagues this summer due to the surplus of playmakers he has at his disposal.
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Keon Coleman  • WR  •  Bills

Keon Coleman Prepared For Large Role In Rookie Season

Buffalo Bills rookie wide receiver Keon Coleman plans to just "be himself" amid a massive shakeup in the Buffalo pass catching room. This offseason saw the departure of Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis, which has left the Buffalo wide receiver depth chart wide open. The Bills selected Coleman in the first pick in the second round and already have high expectations for him to fill the void that was left in the offseason. The Florida State product said, "All I gotta do is come in, be myself, be who I'm supposed to be ... Because I'm not Gabe, I'm not Stef, I'm just Keon." Over the past few seasons, rookie wide receivers have taken full control over passing offenses like Justin Jefferson, Garrett Wilson, and Amon-Ra St. Brown and Coleman could be next in line. Coleman has high expectations but could be a steal at his current ADP of 122 if he becomes Josh Allen's lead wideout.
Yesterday   
Brian Burns  • OLB  •  Giants

Brian Burns Seen As Game-Changer For Big Blue

New York Giants linebacker Brian Burns has been described as a "game-changer" by his teammates, according to Nick Shook of NFL.com. Fellow linebacker Bobby Okereke expressed that his new teammate is a game-changer and a prolific player. Burns was traded from the Carolina Panthers to the Big Apple in exchange for draft picks. Burns was then immediately given a five-year, $150 million contract, with $87.5 million guaranteed. The 26-year-old has made two Pro Bowls in his five-year career and has tallied 46 total sacks. He will join a strong Giants pass-rush core that includes Dexter Lawrence, Keyvon Thibodeaux, and Jordan Phillips. The Florida State product could be an intriguing pick in IDP leagues, as he should finish near double digits in sacks by the end of the season.
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Anthony Richardson  • QB  •  Colts

Anthony Richardson Receiving Massive Praise From Offensive Line

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson has received massive praise from his four-time All-Pro guard, Quenton Nelson. According to Kevin Patra of NFL.com, the Notre Dame product described his quarterback as an "absolute freak." "He can launch the ball and be accurate with it, too. The plays that he can make, some of the ones you've seen, the flashes of it. It's like, oh my goodness, this guy is special," Nelson added. The 22-year-old quarterback showed those flashes in the limited four-game stint he had in his rookie season before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury. This is great praise from a proven veteran who has played with other highly regarded prospects such as Andrew Luck and Carson Wentz. Richardson threw for 577 yards with three passing scores and added 136 yards on the ground with four rushing scores. The former number three overall selection in the 2023 NFL Draft will be one of the first quarterbacks taken off the board in most leagues this summer, as he possesses elite passing and rushing upside.
Yesterday   
Joe Burrow  • QB  •  Bengals

Joe Burrow Ready To Put Injury Past Behind Him

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (wrist) expressed that he is "going to give people something to talk about" after having an injury-plagued 2023 season, according to Nick Shook of NFL.com. Burrow left the Week 11 game early last season due to a torn ligament in his wrist. This injury caused him to miss the remainder of the season. This was the second time where Burrow's season ended with him on Injured Reserve. The former national champion further expressed, "That's what happens when you get hurt, though. You don't play football. People forget about you." Whenever he has been on the field, the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft has performed at an elite level, but injuries have followed him throughout his career. The 27-year-old could be a steal at his current ADP of 62.4 if he can stay healthy due to his elite pass-catchers in Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins.
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MarShawn Lloyd  • RB  •  Packers

MarShawn Lloyd Brings "Different Element" To Packers Backfield

Green Bay Packers running back MarShawn Lloyd was selected in the third round of the 2024 NFL Draft despite not having an impressive resume of production. In two seasons at South Carolina and one year at Southern California, he posted 1,234 rushing yards, 299 receiving yards, and 15 total touchdowns. However, his 17.8 yards per reception on 13 catches in 2023 and his size-adjusted athleticism led to interest among RB-needy NFL teams. "Following the NFL draft, we heard both [Matt] LaFleur and Adam Stenavich say to some effect that Lloyd brings a different element to this position group for Green Bay, Paul Bretl of ESPN wrote. "After a short time of watching Lloyd on the practice field, you see what LaFleur and Stenavich were referring to, with him bringing a level of burst and acceleration that the other backs just don't have." While he'll begin training camp behind Josh Jacobs and AJ Dillon, his versatility and change-of-pace skill set will be hard to keep off the field in 2024. "He definitely can be a weapon out of the backfield," Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said. "I love all the measurables. He's a 220-pound back that runs 4.4 and can run routes out of the backfield. I think he could be a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses." With Jacobs entering his age-26 season, he could carry greater injury risk, and Lloyd has the potential to be a top handcuff running back in fantasy football since he's set to play in an ascending offense led by Jordan Love.
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