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Philadelphia Eagles beat writer Jimmy Kempski believes it will benefit the team to pick up WR Nelson Agholor's fifth-year option. (Source: Philly Voice)

Fantasy Impact: Although Agholor was an underproductive bust in his first two seasons in the NFL, the third-year wideout broke out in 2018, accumulating a 62-768-8 stat line while appearing in all 16 games for the first time in his career. Agholor, a big play threat, home run hitter any time he touches the ball, is due roughly $1.72 million in 2018 with the aforementioned club option for 2019, which the team will most likely exercise given his recent surge in production. Perhaps the best thing for the Eagles to do when it comes to their salary cap is to extend Agholor now -- if they indeed plan to keep him -- at a much lesser rate than he would garner in the event he performs in a high-level again next season.

Category: Rumors


After rumors have surfaced that Dallas had been interested in Vaccaro this past offseason, the speculation is he could be a fit for Dallas in 2018. (Source: usatoday.com)

Fantasy Impact: The New Orlean Saints will likely move on from Vaccaro with the emergence of Marcus Williams and Vonn Bell in 2017, so the "rumor" could hold true. His IDP owners shouldn't be concerned about Vaccaro where ever he lands. He'll demand a nice contract on the open market and would likely land as a starting "in the box" strong safety with whoever signs him.

Category: Rumors


Kuechly recently underwent a procedure on his right shoulder, he skipped last month’s Pro Bowl because of an unspecified injury. It's now obvious this upcoming procedure and injury may have been the reason. (Source: catscratchreader.com)

Fantasy Impact: With no timetable yet on when Kuechly will be able to return to action, his IDP owner should think if there are no setbacks he should be ready to go when camp rolls around this summer.

Category: Injury Updates


NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala is reporting Pittsburgh Steelers GM Kevin Colbert told RB Le'Veon Bell that the team wants to retain him for the rest of his career. "We think he can still be a great player from this point forward, and we would love to have him be a Steeler for the rest of his career, Colbert said via NFL.com. (Source: Aditi Kinkhabwala on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The relationship between the Steelers and Bell remains up in the air at the moment. Remember, while the team was preparing for the AFC Divisional Round game against the Jaguars, Bell was suggesting to the press that he will sit out in 2018 if he doesn't receive a new long-term deal this offseason. However, in the wake of Colbert's remarks, it a appears that the two sides will more than likely hammer out a lucrative deal, even if they elect to place the franchise tag on him to keep him from hitting the open market. Bell will turn 26 on February 18.

Category: Rumors


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Cincinnati Bengals QB AJ McCarron has won his grievance against the team which grants him his free agency eligibility. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McCarron, who filed a grievance against the team during his rookie season after the Bengals placed him on the non-football injury list (NFI) following a shoulder injury that occurred away from the team and kept him out for all but two games in 2014 which would have made him a restricted free agent this offseason, has won his grievance and will instead become an unrestricted free agent when the new league year begins on March 14. As a result, McCarron will reach the open free agent market and is free to sign with a new club without restrictions. Expect teams like the Jets, Browns, and Cardinals to be in heavy pursuit of the four-year veteran once free agency kicks off in a month.

Category: Rumors


According to Ian Rapoport, Larry Fitzgerald has informed the Cardinals that he will return to play the 2018 season. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is what was expected all along, but it's good news for the Cardinals who get another year to build their wide receiver corps that will have a huge void once Fitzgerald leaves. Both Jaron Brown and John Brown are set to be unrestricted free agents, and Carson Palmer has already announced his retirement. This Cardinals offense will have a completely different look to it in 2018, and Fitzgerald's fantasy value will be highly dependent on the quarterback they bring in to replace Palmer. Considering the lack of talent around him, Fitzgerald is still likely to finish as a top 30 wide receiver, regardless of who is throwing him the ball.

Category: Rumors


ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Oakland Raiders will not bring back K Sebastian Janikowski in 2018. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 17th overall pick in the 2000 draft by the Raiders, Janikowski will be in search of a new suitor for the 2018 season. Oakland is electing to move on from the veteran kicker after 17 seasons. After missing all of the 2017 seasons with a back injury, the 39-year-old kicker could call it quits following an outstanding NFL career. Still, because of the field goal kicking woes surrounding the league in recent memory, a seasoned veteran like Janikowski could be called upon by a team is desperation -- see Tampa Bay.

Category: Transactions


Houston Texans beat writer John McClain is reporting TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (concussion) "may retire" this offseason. (Source: John McClain on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fiedorowicz, who suffered four concussions since December 2016 -- his latest occurring in Week 13 of the 2017 season -- is considering retiring from the league this offseason as a result of his recurring head injuries. However, although his career is hanging up in the air, the 26-year-old tight end told the press that he plans on reporting for offseason activities and taking part in OTAs. In five games last season, Fiedorowicz only accumulated a 14-127-00 stat line.

Category: Injury Updates


Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt is being accused of shoving a woman during an altercation in Cleveland last Saturday. (Source: Cleveland.com)

Fantasy Impact: Per reports, Abagail Ottinger is accusing Hunt of "pushing and shoving" her at about 3:35 a.m. Saturday morning during an altercation in Cleveland, the RB's native area. And although there have been no charges filed against Hunt as of yet, the investigation will remain open. However, one saving grace could be the fact that Hunt reportedly asked Ottinger to leave his apartment after he found out she was 19 and too young to consume alcohol legally. This is not a good start to the 2018 offseason for the NFL.

Category: Rumors


Rueben Foster arrested again

Mon, Feb 12th 3:41pm EST
By Mike Tagliere

SF

San Francisco 49ers starting middle linebacker Rueben Foster was arrested late Sunday night on suspicion of domestic violence and two other charges. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This adds on to what has already been an eventful offseason for the second-year linebacker, as he was arrested in January on drug charges. Knowing that he was also tagged with a failed drug test at the NFL Combine last year, it's extremely likely that Foster is facing a minimum four-game suspension. He was a budding superstar his rookie season, but he needs to stay on the field in order to help his team. We'll update you on this as we get more information.

Category: Rumors


NFL Insider Adam Caplan is reporting the Kansas City Chiefs have released CB Darrelle Revis. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Revis, who will turn 33 in July, was released by Kansas City on Thursday. With the impending acquisition of Kendall Fuller from the Redskins, plus, the fact that Revis' base salary of $1.015 million would become fully guaranteed on March 18, the writing was on the wall for the aging cornerback's release at some point this offseason. This could be the end of the line for Revis.

Category: Transactions


Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers have agreed to a five-year, $137.5 million contract. This is the biggest deal in NFL history on an average-per-year basis. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Garoppolo got his prove-it moment in the final five games of the 2017 regular season and the end result is a hefty pay day for the 26-year-old. The team is clearly all-in on him and it won't be a surprise if they bring in additional playmakers this offseason to further bolster an offense that is on the rise.

Category: Transactions


Pittsburgh Steelers beat writer Ed Bouchette is reporting QB Ben Roethlisberger is expected to extend his career beyond his current contract. (Source: Ed Bouchette on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bouchette wrote that Steelers owner Art Rooney told reporters that Roethlisberger “wants” to continue his playing career beyond his current contract — he has two years remaining in the deal — and could try to hammer out an extension in the future following the 2018 season. And while this news could put any retirement rumors on hold for a while, nothing would be set in stone — Roethlisberger has contemplated retirement in each of the past few seasons. The Steelers should really be focusing on the Le’Veon Bell situation as their top offseason priority.

Category: Rumors


ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has elected against taking the vacant head-coaching position for the Indianapolis Colts. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Although he was expected to accept the vacant head-coaching job in Indianapolis, McDaniels ultimately declined the offer to remain with the Patriots. Per Schefter, Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been in contact with McDaniels in the past 48 hours and agreed to “sweeten” McDaniels’ contract to keep him in New England. The Colts are back to square one.

Category: Transactions


Fairly was discovered to have a heart condition that prevented him from playing after signing a four-year, $28 million contract before last season. (Source: theadvocate.com)

Fantasy Impact: This may be the end of a great career. His IDP owners are free to drop him.

Category: Injury Updates


Torrey Smith caught five of nine targets for 49 yards in the Eagles' win over the Patriots in Super Bowl LII.

Fantasy Impact: Smith wasn't the star of the game by any means, but he had several critical catches. He increased his performance significantly in the playoffs, with 13 catches on 21 targets in the three games. He is under contract for next season with the Eagles and, assuming he remains with the team, should be considered a low-end fantasy option in deeper leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Nick Foles wins Super Bowl MVP

Mon, Feb 5th 4:54pm EST
By Dan Harris

PHI

Nick Foles completed 28 of 43 pass attempts for 373 yards with three touchdowns and an interception in the Eagles' win over the Patriots in Super Bowl LII. He also caught a touchdown pass and was named MVP.

Fantasy Impact: Foles was simply outstanding in the game, and even his interception, which Alshon Jeffery tipped high into the air, was not his fault. Absent a trade, he should remain with the Eagles next season as the backup quarterback. But expect the Eagles to receive plenty of trade offers in the offseason, which could lead to a starting job for Foles next year. If he does get traded and lands in the right spot, he should make a fine fantasy option.

Category: Game Recaps


Zach Ertz caught seven of nine targets for 67 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles' win over the Patriots in Super Bowl LII.

Fantasy Impact: Ertz put the exclamation point on an outstanding season with an 11-yard touchdown grab that (after a lengthy review) proved to be the game-winning catch in the Super Bowl. Ertz caps off a tremendous season that saw him finish as one of the few truly elite tight ends in fantasy football. With the core of the Eagles team intact next season, expect another excellent year from the tight end.

Category: Game Recaps


Alshon Jeffery caught three of his eight targets for 73 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles' win over the Patriots in Super Bowl LII.

Fantasy Impact: Jeffery made his touchdown catch (a 34-yarder) late in the first quarter, and looked primed for a huge game. But Stephon Gilmore shadowed Jeffery for most of the game after that point, and he was shut out in the second half. Still, Jeffery had a fine first season in Philadelphia and scored three touchdowns in the playoffs. He should only improve next season with another year in the Eagles offense.

Category: Game Recaps


Corey Clement rushed three times for eight yards and caught four passes for 100 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles' win over the Patriots in Super Bowl LII.

Fantasy Impact: Clement had two enormous plays - a 55-yard catch-and-run and a 22-yard touchdown catch to give the Eagles a 29-19 lead in the third quarter. Though he got sporadic work throughout the season, Clement proved himself to be an explosive playmaker. With LeGarrette Blount a free agent, Clement's role should only grow in 2018.

Category: Game Recaps