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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.


Jamaal Charles took to Twitter to officially announce his retirement on Wednesday. (Source: Jamaal Charles on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Charles signed a one-day contract with the Chiefs to retire with the team who originally drafted him back in 2008. In his nine seasons with the Chiefs Charles averaged an insane 5.5 YPC. He was one of the best running backs of his generation, both in real life and in fantasy. The 32-year-old will likely wind up in the Chiefs ring of honor.


Doug Martin is re-signing with the Oakland Raiders. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After becoming a free agent this offseason, Martin will re-sign with Oakland in the wake of Isaiah Crowell tearing his Achilles. Martin racked up 723 rushing yards and four rushing TDs on 4.2 yards per carry with the Raiders last season. Martin is already comfortable with the offense and may steal more work from rookie Josh Jacobs than Crowell would have, but it’s likely Martin plays primarily as a backup in 2019. He is a late-round flyer in redraft leagues as Jacobs’ primary handcuff.

Category: Transactions


Raiders running back Isaiah Crowell tore his Achilles during a workout with the team Monday and is out for the season, according to a report from ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter. Crowell signed a one-year deal with the Raiders earlier in the offseason. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Crowell's injury will put added pressure on rookie running back Josh Jacobs, who was just drafted by the Raiders in the first round of last week's NFL Draft. Jacobs now has the inside track with little competition to be a three-down running back for the Raiders, with Jalen Richard likely serving as the occasional pass-catching back out of the backfield. Jacobs should be one of the first players off the boards in upcoming rookie dynasty drafts.


Gerald McCoy has drawn the interest of Cleveland Browns GM John Dorsey as a possible trade target. (Source: Steve Doerschuk on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It’s no secret that new Bucs’ head coach Bruce Arians has made McCoy available for trade primarily due to salary cap flexibility. John Dorsey is eyeing McCoy to beef up an already impressive Browns defensive line that includes Olivier Vernon, Sheldon Richardson, and Myles Garrett. McCoy, the No. 3 overall pick in 2010, is a six-time Pro Bowler with three All-Pro selections to his name. Disgruntled Browns RB Duke Johnson has emerged as a potential trading piece in a McCoy deal. The Browns have already made it clear that the team has a “win now” mentality with a slew of high profile offseason acquisitions, and McCoy could be the next of those such pickups.

Category: Rumors


Longtime NFL kicker Sebastian Janikowski has announced his retirement from pro football. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Janikowski spent 18 seasons with the Raiders before playing last year with the Seahawks, making over 80 percent of his career FG attempts. He calls it quits as the Raiders’ all time leading scorer. His retirement leaves Tom Brady as the last active player from the 2000 NFL draft class.

Category: Transactions


Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill will likely be placed on the commissioner’s exempt list this week, per a report from Dan Graziano. (Source: Dan Graziano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hill was suspended from Chiefs’ team activities last week after a disturbing audio clip of he and his fiancée was released in which Hill made some threatening remarks and described disciplinary measures he used on his son. An internal investigation is being conducted by the Chiefs organization while Hill is being investigated by local authorities in regard to his son’s broken arm and Hill’s possible involvement in that crime. Rumors have circulated that Hill may be cut by the Chiefs, but it appears the team will do its due diligence before making any decisions. The commissioner’s exempt list prohibits Hill from participating in any NFL activities and essentially acts as “leave without pay.” Kansas City brass has shown its firm stance on domestic violence recently, releasing RB Kareem Hunt almost immediately after video of him assaulting a woman was released last November.


Bryce Love (knee) is aiming to return in the middle of training camp. (Source: Pro Football Talk)

Fantasy Impact: Love tore his ACL last season and there were reports leading up to the draft that NFL teams were worried about stiffness in his knee. That didn't stop Washington from using a fourth-round pick on the 21-year-old. Compared to other reports this timetable sounds optimistic. We don't have a ton of hope for him being fantasy relevant to begin his pro career. The Redskins also have Adrian Peterson, Derrius Guice, Chris Thompson, and Samaje Perine on the roster.

Category: Injury Updates