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Texans WR Keke Coutee has recently drawn high praise from QB DeShaun Watson. (Source: James Palmer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Watson spoke glowingly of Coutee, noting that when the receiver is on the field, “you have to find a way to get him the ball.” Coutee played only six games in 2018 as a rookie due to health issues, but he racked up an impressive 11-128-1 line in two starts and grabbed 11 receptions in his debut performance in Week 4. Fellow wideout Will Fuller V has missed 17 games in his first three seasons and is recovering from a torn ACL suffered last year. His durability is obviously a concern, and he may not be 100 percent to start the season. Fuller’s health and Watson’s comments make Coutee an interesting fantasy prospect for 2019, especially in PPR formats, where he may push for fringe-WR3 value.

Category: Rumors


Greg Olsen (foot) has been medically cleared to resume all football related activities. (Source: Max Henson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Olsen was hobbled by his foot injury all season long in 2018, totaling just 27 receptions for 291 yards and four touchdowns. The 34-year-old will enter 2019 as a back-end TE1 in fantasy.

Category: Injury Updates


Jimmy Garoppolo (knee) has been limited at OTAs. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: "Jimmy G" is only participating in 7-on-7 drills right now as the team doesn't want defenders around his restructured ACL. Garoppolo is still expected to be a full-go for training camp, however. He'll enter 2019 as a back-end QB1.

Category: Injury Updates


Aaron Rodgers says he'll be able to be more creative in new coach Matt LaFleur's offense than he was able to under Mike McCarthy. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Rodgers added he'll be able to "put a stamp on his new offense", which LaFleur learned from offensive minds such as Sean McVay and Kyle Shannahan. It's possible we could see a completely reborn Rodgers now that he is finally freed from McCarthy. The Packers could be a team to invest in heavily this fantasy football season.


Ndamukong Suh is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The move coincides with the recent release of longtime Bucs DL Gerald McCoy. Coincidentally, Suh and McCoy were selected No. 2 and No. 3 overall in the 2010 draft class, with Suh winning Defensive Rookie of the Year honors. Suh is still a big presence on the interior line and should fill an immediate need for Tampa Bay. He’s racked up five Pro Bowl selections, including three All Pro honors in nine seasons with the Lions, Dolphins, and Rams.

Category: Transactions


Tyler Kroft suffered a broken foot on the first day of OTAs on Monday. (Source: Vic Carucci on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's a tough way to start kick off the season. Kroft will need to undergo surgery and there's currently no timetable for a return. The 26-year-old signed a three-year deal with Buffalo this off-season but his Week 1 availability is now up in the air.

Category: Injury Updates


Julian Edelman and the Patriots have agreed to terms on a two-year, $18 million extension. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The deal includes $12 million guaranteed and an $8 million signing bonus. About to turn 33, Edelman was fantastic in his first year back from ACL surgery in 2018. The veteran slot receiver hauled in 74 receptions for 850 yards and six TDs. He then went on to win Super Bowl MVP. It's likely he finishes his career with the Patriots now.

Category: Transactions


Reuben Foster was seen being carted off the field during OTAs on Monday. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Foster reportedly grabbed his knee right away and was sobbing when getting carted off. These factors lead us to believe he suffered a serious injury. The Redskins will likely update his status later today.

Category: Injury Updates


Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports Carson Wentz (back) will have zero limitations at OTAs. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wentz was banged up all of 2018 and looks to finally be healthy. Philadelphia will reportedly still be "smart" with him at OTAs, but he's expected to be involved in the majority of all work. In 11 games last season Wentz compiled a 21/7 TD/INT ratio.

Category: Injury Updates


Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was handcuffed at the EDC music festival in Las Vegas over the weekend after he shoved a security guard to the ground in a video shared by TMZ Sports. He was reportedly not formally charged with a crime or arrested but was temporarily detained. (Source: TMZ.com)

Fantasy Impact: The fact that Elliott was not formally charged with a crime or even officially arrested is a good sign for him, the Cowboys, and fantasy owners, but it does not mean that he is out of the woods just yet. As as happened in the past, the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell reserve the right to impose punishment in the form of fines or suspensions if they deem that the actions taken by the player violates their own personal conduct policies. Elliott has already been suspended by the NFL in the past, and the video of him shoving the security guard will certainly be taken into account by the league office.


Arizona Cardinals’ cornerback Patrick Peterson has been suspended for the first six games of the NFL season for violation of the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The suspension was originally eight games but was reduced to six when Peterson withdrew his appeal. Peterson has reportedly been unhappy in Arizona for quite some time, and trade rumors have been buzzing as of late. The Chiefs have been the top team linked to a possible Peterson trade, but with news of the suspension and Kansas City’s recent history with players’ character issues, the team may decide not to further pursue a deal. The suspension may be the final straw for Arizona, and if the Cardinals can find a trade partner, Peterson is likely out the door.


The Patriots have agreed to terms with linebacker Jamie Collins to bring the second round pick back to where he started his NFL career. (Source: Jim McBride on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Collins' stint in Cleveland did not go as planned after he signed a four-year deal in 2016 that led to a few lackluster years before being cut this offseason. At 30 years old, a return to Bill Belichick's scheme could reignite his play as he's still capable of being an impact player. He tallied 104 tackles and four sacks in 2018.

Category: Transactions


Ezekiel Ansah has no timetable for return from his shoulder injury following his new contract with the Seattle Seahawks. (Source: http://sports.mynorthwest.com/643343/seahawks-de-ziggy-ansah-seattle-was-perfect-fit-for-me/)

Fantasy Impact: The Seahawks were willing to give him $6M in guaranteed money after shipping Frank Clark off to the Chiefs in April. There have been conflicting reports on how quickly he'd be ready to play, but as of now, Week 1 is certainly still in question.

Category: Injury Updates


Philip Lindsay (wrist) will be limited for the start of OTAs according to head coach Vig Fangio. (Source: Mike Klis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Broncos are hopeful Lindsay will be good to go for the start of training camp. He underwent off-season wrist surgery and Denver is taking things slow with him for now. The 24-year-old ran for over 1,000 yards last year while totaling 10 touchdowns.

Category: Injury Updates


Emmanuel Sanders does not expect to return from his Achilles injury until mid-July. (Source: 9news.com)

Fantasy Impact: Sanders recently began running in cleats and working on lateral movements, so he's pretty much on schedule right now. The 32-year-old faces some tough odds coming back from an Achilles injury so it'll be important to monitor his rehab as the summer progresses. He's currently penciled in as Denver's WR1 to begin the season.

Category: Injury Updates


Falcons coach Dan Quinn is calling Devonta Freeman a "full go" for training camp. (Source: D. Orlando Ledbetter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: "He's having such an awesome off-season" were some of Quinn's exact words. Freeman dealt with a plethora of injuries last season, which included his knee, groin, and foot. Still just 27 years old, Freeman has a chance for a lot of run this year with Tevin Coleman gone to San Francisco.

Category: Injury Updates


Dontrelle Inman has signed a one-year deal with the New England Patriots. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Patriots continue to reload at WR after losing Chris Hogan to the Panthers and Rob Gronkowski to retirement. Inman spent last season with the Colts after three and a half years with the Chargers and eight games with the Bears. He has accumulated a paltry 2,101 receiving yards and 11 TDs in five seasons, but flashed at times with Andrew Luck in 2018. As usual, New England’s receiving corps features a patchwork collection of journeymen outside of first round pick N’Keal Harry. Expect Inman to fight for scraps in an offense that spreads the ball around as well as any team in the NFL.

Category: Transactions


The Seahawks released Baldwin with a failed physical designation. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Baldwin's NFL career could be over after the veteran wide receiver underwent three surgeries to repair shoulder, knee and sports hernia injuries. The diminutive 30-year-old put together back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2015-16 but was limited to 50 catches for 718 yards and five scores in 13 games last season.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Ben Watson is coming out of retirement to sign a one-year contract with the New England Patriots. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Watson spent last season with the Saints and retired for a little while following their loss in the NFC Championship. However, with Rob Gronkowski retired, the Patriots needed help at tight end. Watson began his career in New England, where he was a first-round pack back in 2004. The 38-year-old hauled in 35 passes for 400 yards and two touchdowns a season ago.

Category: Transactions


ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter is reporting that Tampa Bay defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul suffered a potential season-ending fractured neck injury in a single-car accident last week in south Florida. Schefter adds that he "will visit neck specialists this week to get their opinions to see if there’s hope to save this season." (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pierre-Paul recorded 12.5 sacks for Tampa Bay's defense last season and would be a brutal blow to their unit before offseason programs even begin. The defensive end is, of course, no stranger to freak injuries after severely damaging his hand in a fireworks accident, and it sounds like this latest incident could cost him another full season. An update on his status should become available in the coming weeks after he receives additional opinions on his neck.