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Redskins offensive coordinator Scott Turner says he will need to creatively get the ball to Antonio Gibson and J.D. McKissic. (Source: JP Finlay on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: "You want to be as unpredictable as possible," Turner elaborated. "Guys that are able to do more things give you more options." Gibson is the slightly more interesting name here for fantasy purposes, though Washington has far too many running backs it seems. Gibson mainly played wideout in college but the Redskins seem intent on using him as a running back.


Redskins offensive coordinator Scott Turner says "there's a role" for the type of back Adrian Peterson is. (Source: JP Finlay on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In terms of the passing game Turner added that AP could be used in checkdown situations or for play action. However, Peterson has just 49 targets over the past two seasons combined. Derrius Guice, Antonio Gibson, and J.D. McKissic will all see time in this committee as well.


After suffering four injuries in his rookie season and playing in only seven games Parris Campbell is now 100% healthy according to an interview with insider Jim Ayello of The Indianapolis Star. Campbell has been keeping himself on a strict routine in preparation for the 2020 season. (Source: Jim Ayello on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Parris Campbell is expected to be Phillip Rivers' primary slot receiver in 2020, flanked by veteran T.Y. Hilton and rookie Michael Pittman. It is imperative that Campbell makes a full return to health in his sophomore season, as last year his inability to stay on the field lead to Zach Pascal emerging as one of the Colts' more reliable wide receiver options (41-607-5).

Category: Injury Updates


Free agent DE Jadeveon Clowney has been offered the most money by the Browns to date, according to Adam Schefter, who made an appearance Wednesday on The Next Level on ESPN Cleveland. (Source: Jake Trotter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: “I think they’ve [the Browns] been the most aggressive team with him financially,” Schefter said, and “for whatever reason he has not been willing to take it [the offer] so far.” Clowney doesn’t seem interested in Cleveland but according to Schefter they definitely seem interested in him. It’s been reported recently that the New Orleans Saints have also entered into the picture as a potential landing spot for Clowney, in addition to other teams that have been rumored to be interested in the pass-rusher, including Philadelphia, Tennessee, Cleveland, and Seattle.

Category: Rumors


Packers RB Aaron Jones told reporters today that he “would love to be a lifelong Packer,” but admitted that he doesn’t know if that can become a reality. (Source: Rob Demovsky on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jones is set to become a free agent after the 2020 season when his rookie deal expires. He’ll make just over $2M this year coming off a spectacular 2019 season in which he rushed for 1,084 yards and 16 TDs. The Packers took RB A.J. Dillon in the second-round of the Draft in case they can’t extend Jones long term. Jones’ agent Chris Cabott also told reporters that “there have been conversations and there will continue to be [regarding a contract extension].” Even with Dillon and Jamaal Williams in Green Bay, expect Jones to be a solid RB2, but expect regression from the 16 rushing touchdowns from a season ago.


Steelers WR Diontae Johnson sustained a groin injury during Week 2 last season and had offseason sports hernia surgery, he told reporters Wednesday. (Source: Brooke Pryor on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Johnson hasn’t received full clearance yet to begin training, but he told reporters that he’ll get it “in the next couple days.” The second-year WR is primed to make a splash this season working with QB Ben Roethlisberger. Johnson had a great rookie season with subpar quarterback play, catching 59 balls for 680 yards and five TDs on 92 targets. While currently ranked as the #47 WR in FantasyPros expert consensus rankings, Johnson has been identified by many in the fantasy industry as a break-out candidate for the upcoming season. Target him as a potential fringe-WR3.

Category: Injury Updates


Free agent WR Antonio Brown posted a video of him working out with Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins and Chad Ochocinco in Florida on Wednesday. (Source: Chip Brierre on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Because Brown is currently a free agent, the NFL has not taken any disciplinary action against him for his misconduct over the last couple of years. If he were to sign with a team, the league could decide to suspend him accordingly, but that is of course yet to be determined as he tries to work his way back into football shape enough to where a team is willing to give the controversial receiver a chance. Even though he’s seen working out with Haskins, there have not been any rumors of AB to Washington. Brown remains hopeful to play in the NFL at some point in the future.


Le’Veon Bell “can’t wait” to run behind the team’s revamped offensive line, per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. (Source: Jeremy Fowler of ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Bell was asked by Fowler if he noticed the off-season priority of adding “road-graders” to clear a path for the runner, and he responded with “absolutely.” The Jets added Mekhi Becton, Greg Van Roten and George Fant to bolster the offensive line. Bell’s fantasy stock has taken a hit this off-season. The Jets may have bolstered their line, but also added Frank Gore, Kenneth Dixon and LaMichael Perine to the RB mix. In early May, Jets’ HC Adam Gase said “The plan is to take a less is more approach to Bell’s usage in 2020.” Bell is coming off a disappointing 2019 campaign, logging 245 carries for 789 yards along with 66 receptions for 461 yards and four total touchdowns across 15 games. The 28-year-old is currently 23rd among all running backs in the latest expert consensus rankings.


When asked about a possible contract extension this offseason, Texans DE J.J. Watt told reporters, “No, I don't think that's necessary.” (Source: Aaron Wilson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Watt went on to say, “I'm not going to sit here and demand anything. If I asked for an extension or money right now, I think that would be the wrong move.” Watt has two years left on his contract with no guaranteed money remaining, but wants to go out there and prove what he’s worth. Watt enters into his 10th season with the Texans, having missed 32 games in his last four seasons. He’ll look to enter the 2020 season fully healthy and hungry to prove himself as an elite defensive edge.


Former Ravens OL James Hurst has agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints, according to his agent, Jack Bechta. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Undrafted out of North Carolina in 2014, Hurst has played six seasons in the NFL with the Ravens. He has played in 90 games, making 44 starts. Hurst will serve a four-game suspension for the use of PEDs to begin the 2020 season. He’ll provide depth at both the tackle and guard positions for a solid offensive line in New Orleans.

Category: Transactions


QB Joe Flacco has officially signed with the New York Jets. (Source: New York Jets on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In a subsequent move, the Jets have released P Ian Berryman to make room for Flacco. In an update on his health on Tuesday, Flacco told SiriusXM NFL Radio that he likely won’t be ready to go on Day One as he works his way back from April neck surgery. He went on to say that he is optimistic that he’ll be ready to go by the middle of September. The Jets signed Flacco to a one-year deal this off-season to secure a veteran with a ton of experience as a backup to Sam Darnold after a rough experience at the quarterback position last season when Darnold missed a few games.

Category: Transactions


Saints DE Noah Spence tore his ACL while working out on his own during the coronavirus pandemic and has been placed on the reserve/non-football injury list. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Spence will not count against the 90-player roster limit. The 26-year old pass-rusher started his career with Tampa Bay, recording 5.5 sacks his rookie year in 2016. Injuries have derailed his career a bit, missing 23 games the last three seasons. Last year, Spence played for both the Buccaneers and Redskins prior to being released and subsequently picked up by the Saints. Spence was hoping to turn over a new, healthy leaf in New Orleans, but a torn ACL has once again put a damper on his ability to see the field.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Per NBC Sports’ Peter King, Lions CB Jamal Agnew has been attending both cornerback and wide receiver virtual meetings this offseason, and Detroit plans to move him exclusively to offense this summer during training camp. (Source: Dave Birkett on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The fourth-year man out of San Diego became an All-Pro returner his rookie season. He’s spent time on special teams and as a backup corner with the Lions, with most of his contributions coming as a returner. He’s totaled three punt return TDs and one kickoff return TD in his three years with the Lions, but in order for Agnew to have the best chance to make the roster this season, he’ll be transitioning to WR. Last season, Agnew only saw 21 snaps on defense, and with a crowded group of talented defensive backs, it makes sense to see what the playmaker can do on offense with the ball in his hands. Detroit has an established group of WRs in Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones, and Danny Amendola, so Agnew will be fighting for a 5th or 6th spot on the depth chart this season.


Cowboys DE Aldon Smith is now officially reinstated from the NFL’s reserve-suspended list and can begin participating in all team activities. (Source: Aaron Wilson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It was announced last week that Smith was being reinstated by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and that reinstatement is finally official. He hasn’t played in an NFL game since November 5, 2015, but hopes he can come back into the league a changed man and make an impact on a very formidable defensive front in Dallas. If he turns back time and can produce like he did early in his career, Smith will have some fantasy appeal in IDP leagues as an elite pass-rusher.

Category: Transactions


New Jaguars offensive coordinator Jay Gruden says D.J. Chark will be featured all over the formation this year, including the slot. (Source: Hays Carlyon on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Chark already ran 24% of his routes out of the slot last season so this might mean a major change in his role. However, it's nice to hear that Gruden wants to line him up in different spots throughout the season. The 23-year-old wideout went over 1,000 yards and scored eight touchdowns in 2019.


Jeff Howe of The Athletic writes the competition for the Patriots' fourth and fifth receiver jobs is "wide open". (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: This locks in Julian Edelman, Mohamed Sanu, and N'Keal Harry into the team's top three spots. Jakobi Meyers, Gunner Olszewski, Marqise Lee, Damiere Byrd, and Jeff Thomas are possibilities to round out the position. Meyers, a preseason star last year, should be viewed as the most likely to earn playing time of the bunch.


Rams DB Jalen Ramsey told reporters on Tuesday morning that he would report to training camp even without a contract extension. (Source: Steve Wyche on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ramsey is entering the final year of his contract, but feels comfortable reporting to training camp with Los Angeles regardless of his contract situation. That is a far cry from how Ramsey handled his time in Jacksonville for the latter part of his career with the Jaguars. He was traded to the Rams early in the 2019 season after publicly speaking out about his desire to be dealt. The former 2016 fifth-overall pick is set to make a cool $13.7M this season and feels confident a long-term extension is forthcoming. One of, if not the best defensive back in the game could become the highest-paid DB in NFL history when he signs his extension.

Category: Rumors


Bears coach Matt Nagy says both Nick Foles and Mitch Trubisky will play with the starters during the preseason. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Foles is widely expected to spend the 2020 season as Chicago's quarterback but the team is insistent that this is an "open competition" between the two. It also remains to be seen whether or not we will even have all four preseason games this year. Chicago might actually be better off giving Foles all the reps in a shortened off-season. Foles being named the starter would be good news for Allen Robinson.


Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald writes the Dolphins are "not opposed" to Tua Tagovailoa playing as a rookie. (Source: Miami Herald)

Fantasy Impact: Jackson adds that Ryan Fitzpatrick will likely be the Week 1 starter, particularly with Tagovailoa unable to get in any on-field work with Miami's supporting cast this summer. We would ultimately bet on the former Alabama star seeing some starts in his rookie season. However, the job will likely be Fitzpatrick's for as long as he produces.

Category: Rumors


There “isn’t any traction” for a Jamal Adams trade to the Cowboys, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Adams has made it known about wanting an extension this off-season. It was recently reported that the Jets were not actively shopping Adams, but would listen to offers. The Cowboys are interested in acquiring Adams, but there “isn’t any traction” towards a deal. The 24-year-old star safety will have to “wait for an extension from the Jets like everyone else,” Rapoport added. Adams is entering the fourth year of his four-year, $22 million rookie contract. He racked up 75 tackles, 6.5 sacks, one interception and two forced fumbles across 14 games in 2019. Look for the drama between the Jets and Adams to continue until a trade or extension is completed. Stay tuned.

Category: Rumors


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