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Per Mike Garafolo, the chances of DE Jadeveon Clowney returning to the Seahawks are “slim to none.” (Source: 950 KJR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Garafolo also said that the Seahawks “are not actively chasing Clowney right now.” It’s very possible that Clowney lowered his asking price knowing that Seattle was no longer interested in services. His market seems to be very thin at the moment, but there’s been whispers of both Tennessee and Cleveland being interested in the All-Pro. There could be a sleeper team out there, but with an asking price of $17-18M, it’s likely limited to teams with ample cap space, which includes the Titans and Browns.


Speaking Tuesday, Jaguars defensive lineman Yannick Ngakoue reiterated his desire to be traded this off-season. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: "Everything happens for a reason, and not everything lasts forever," Ngakoue said. "Things come to an end, and it's time for me to move on to the next chapter of my career". Jacksonville is reportedly looking to secure a first-round pick in return for Ngakoue, but his public desire to be traded could make negotiations difficult. The 25-year-old is a former third-round pick from the 2016 draft.


Redskins coach Ron Rivera told reporters Tuesday that the team was in on free agent Amari Cooper "all the way until the end". (Source: JP Finlay on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It is believed that the Redskins actually offered more money than the Cowboys, but Cooper clearly prioritized familiarity and the chance to win when making his decision. Cooper, who will turn 26 this summer, posted a career-high 1,189 yards with Dallas in 2019.


Redskins Head Coach Ron Rivera told reporters on Tuesday that newly-acquired QB Kyle Allen could have a “leg-up” on incumbent QB Dwayne Haskins given his familiarity with the coaching staff and how teams are having to operate in the current league landscape due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: Sports Illustrated)

Fantasy Impact: The Redskins sent a fifth-round pick to Carolina in exchange for Allen a few weeks ago. Allen’s QB coach with the Panthers the past two seasons, Scott Turner, is now the offensive coordinator for the Redskins. Given the uncertainty that surrounds how and when the league will start up again mixed with the fact that Allen understands the offense that is going to be implemented in Washington definitely gives him an advantage over Haskins to start the season. Even if Haskins ends up beating out Allen for the starting job, Rivera has all the confidence in the world in Allen, describing him as “a guy that can be very competitive for us; that’s gonna come in and compete and push Dwayne.” Neither Allen or Haskins is recommended in 1-QB leagues, but could be fringe starters in 2-QB leagues if either of them can become the clear-cut starter on a weekly basis.


NFL Network Analyst Daniel Jeremiah has the Miami Dolphins taking Oregon QB Justin Herbert with the 5th overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. (Source: Daniel Jeremiah on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Experts have similar grades for both Herbert and Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa. The latter is thought to be the better prospect long-term, but Miami may opt for the sure thing. Dolphins scouts were able to see Herbert at the Senior Bowl and the NFL Combine while Tagovailoa was nursing a variety of injuries. Given the clean bill of health and similar draft grades, Jeremiah has Miami ultimately going with Herbert with the fifth pick. That would leave Tagovailoa available for the Los Angeles Chargers at the sixth pick, and most believe that would be their guy given the need at the quarterback position with Philip Rivers now in Indianapolis.

Category: Rumors


JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington believes the Redskins will use the number two overall pick on Ohio State DE Chase Young. (Source: JP Finlay on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Young is viewed as the top non-QB talent in this month's draft. With the Bengals all but certain to take Joe Burrow first overall, Washington could select Young as an immediate difference maker on their defensive line.

Category: Rumors


Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff told reporters Tuesday that Todd Gurley has not yet completed his physical. (Source: Vaughn McClure on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: However, Dimitroff added that he is confident Gurley will pass it. He also said there is language in the contract that will protect the team. Assuming the deal becomes official soon, Gurley will be the Falcons' lead running back in 2020.


Per sources, Arizona State WR Brandon Aiyuk underwent core-muscle surgery today. He has skyrocketed up draft boards of late, and is even being considered a potential first-round pick. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Aiyuk has apparently been dealing with the issue for a few months, and decided to get surgery now with no planned workouts on the horizon. This news shouldn’t scare teams away from the talented WR, and it’s looking like his name could possibly be called on the first night of the NFL Draft after Adam Caplan came out yesterday and said that Aiyuk has “no holes in his game” and “big-play ability.”

Category: Injury Updates


49ers WR Kendrick Bourne has officially signed his one-year tender to return to San Francisco in 2020. (Source: San Francisco 49ers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bourne was picked up as an un-drafted free agent by the 49ers in 2017. In three seasons with San Francisco, he has 88 receptions and nine touchdowns. All nine TDs have come in the past two seasons. Coaches have liked what they’ve seen in Bourne recently, which could be one of the reasons why they were comfortable moving on from WR Emmanuel Sanders. Look for Bourne to potentially play a more prominent role in the offense in 2020, but temper expectations as Kyle Shanahan tends to utilize a run-heavy game plan more often than not. He’s currently ranked as WR #101 in FantasyPros consensus rankings. He’ll hold more value in touchdown-heavy leagues.

Category: Transactions


Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer writes the Eagles tried to trade Alshon Jeffery last season. (Source: Jeff McLane on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Reportedly, the organization tried to trade Jeffery just one month after guaranteeing his 2020 salary. The 30-year-old receiver struggled with injuries and production last year before undergoing Lisfranc surgery in December. It is highly unlikely that the team finds a trading partner for him this off-season. The Eagles are expected to address the wide receiver position in this month's amateur draft.


Recently-signed Raiders wide receiver Nelson Agholor is expected to play on the outside (and not in the slot), based on what NFL insider Adam Caplan is hearing from his sources. (Source: Adam Caplan, Inside the Birds podcast)

Fantasy Impact: The Raiders have Tyrell Williams occupying one starting position and Hunter Renfrow in the slot, so Agholor is expected to compete with Zay Jones for the other starting spot on the outside, depending on what the Raiders do in the NFL Draft. Agholor had most of his success while playing in the slot for the Eagles and was inconsistent when playing on the outside, but Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock are hoping for a reclamation project after bringing him in on a team-friendly deal.

Category: Rumors


Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) expects to be healthy for Week 1 of the 2020 season. (Source: Ed Bouchette of the Athletic )

Fantasy Impact: “I was going to be ready for OTAs and the minicamps, said Roethlisberger. “That was going to be the plan.” He underwent elbow surgery last season, but seems to be progressing well as he was throwing pain-free for the first time in years. Barring a setback, Roethlisberger should be all systems go before Week 1. It is unclear at this time if he will get any work during the preseason. Big Ben is currently 17th among all quarterbacks in the expert consensus rankings. His return would boost all the Steelers’ skilled position players in 2020.

Category: Injury Updates


Rams GM Les Snead told reporters the team wants to utilize more than one workhorse when it comes to their running philosophy this season. (Source: Greg Beacham on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: "What we do want to be is a team that utilizes more than one workhorse moving the ball, with different skill sets" were Snead's exact words. Many fantasy analysts are pegging Darrell Henderson for a major role following the team's release of Todd Gurley. These comments from Snead throw water on the Henderson hype train, however. Still, even functioning as the Rams' lead back (not necessarily a workhorse role) would be big for Henderson's fantasy value.


Panthers GM Matt Hurney told reporters on Monday that the team has had internal discussions in regards to a Christian McCaffrey contract extension. (Source: Steve Reed on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hurney's exact words were "obviously we've had internal discussions. Everybody knows what we think of Christian as a player". McCaffrey's rookie contract is up after the 2020 season but Carolina is obviously going to pick up the fifth-year option for 2021. We all learned from the Rams' handling of Todd Gurley that it can be risky extending a running back before you have to, but CMC appears to come with less question marks. McCaffrey should be viewed as the consensus top pick in 2020 fantasy drafts.

Category: Rumors


FB Anthony Sherman has officially re-signed with the Kansas City Chiefs for the 2020 season. (Source: Kansas City Chiefs on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sherman was drafted by the Cardinals in 2011 out of UConn. He played two seasons in Arizona before joining the Chiefs in 2013. In his seven seasons with Kansas City, Sherman hasn’t missed a single game. He’s been a constant for what has been a very good run game in Kansas City for most of the last decade. He’ll be back with the defending Super Bowl Champions in 2020 to keep the ground game firing on all cylinders which will continue to open things up for QB Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs are bringing back almost every piece on offense, which is key to potentially repeating as champs in 2020.

Category: Transactions


Antonio Brown has hired agent Ed Wasielewski of EMG Sports to represent him. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Brown is switching agents as he continues his bid to return to the NFL this season. He was officially charged with burglary conveyance, misdemeanor battery, and misdemeanor criminal mischief last Friday. Brown was also seen working out with Lamar Jackson this offseason. Teams are waiting out the legal process before kicking the tires on AB. Brown hopes that switching agents will give him a better chance of returning, but unless something improves in his investigation, AB is unlikely to be welcomed back into the NFL.


LB Gerald Hodges has announced his intent to play in 2020, after deciding to hang up his cleats at the end of the 2018 NFL season. He is now officially a free agent on the open market. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hodges, a former 2013 third-round pick by the Vikings, decided to retire from the NFL after the 2018 season he spent with the Arizona Cardinals. He’s played for four teams in his six-year career, totaling 282 tackles in 81 games. After sitting out the 2019 season, The 29-year old has decided he’s not done playing football just yet, and hopes another team will give him a shot in 2020.

Category: Transactions


Courtney Cronin of ESPN writes that Vikings tight end Irv Smith could have an expanded role in 2020. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The rookie impressed at times last season, hauling in 36 passes for 311 yards and two touchdowns while playing in all 16 games. Stefon Diggs is no longer with the Vikings, which could open up targets for the 21-year-old tight end. However, just keep in mind that for now Smith is still behind Kyle Rudolph on the team's depth chart.

Category: Rumors


Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area doesn't consider Matt Breida a lock to make the 49ers' final roster. (Source: NBC Sports Bay Area)

Fantasy Impact: Breida, who was a restricted free agent this off-season, received a second-round tender from San Francisco. However, none of his salary is guaranteed. The 49ers also have Tevin Coleman, Raheem Mostert, and Jerick McKinnnon on the rister. Breida might need an injury to survive training camp cuts this summer.

Category: Rumors


Jets general manager Joe Douglas admitted that wide receiver Quincy Enunwa is a "big question mark" moving forward. Enunwa's 2019 season ended early due to a neck injury. (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: There are questions around whether or not Enunwa will suit up again, much less for the 2020 season. If he is able to return to health, he will likely factor into the competition for the team's third wide receiver, with Jamison Crowder and Breshad Perriman taking priority over Enunwa. And that's not considering the Jets could select a wide receiver early in the 2020 NFL Draft. At this point, Enunwa isn't someone to consider for fantasy purposes.

Category: Injury Updates


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