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Jun
24

Saints RB Kamara bracing for suspension

New Orleans Saints veteran running back ALVIN KAMARA is reportedly bracing for a possible suspension of at least six games. Kamara faces felony battery charges from an incident that happened inMore Las Vegas on Pro Bowl weekend. The league typically prefers to wait until the criminal legal process has ended before acting, with Kamara’s next hearing set for August. Stay tuned, fantasy owners. Less

Source: NBC Sports

Jun
24

Jaguars RB Robinson not rushing return from injury

Jacksonville Jaguars running back JAMES ROBINSON said this week that he is “not trying to rush anything” in his recovery from an Achilles injury suffered in Week #16 last season. TheMore Jaguars reportedly do not expect Robinson to be ready for training camp when it kicks off next month. At this point in the offseason, TRAVIS ETIENNE and rookie SNOOP CONNER look set to be the top Jaguars backs until Robinson is cleared to return. Less

Source: NBC Sports

Jun
24

Cardinals WR Hopkins hoping to reduce suspension

Arizona Cardinals veteran wide receiver DEANDRE HOPKINS said this week that he is “still doing some research” in hopes of reducing his six-game suspension for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy.More Hopkins insists that he did not take any supplements, adding that the failed test is due to some type of contamination instead of something taken directly. A reduction in unlikely at this stage, as suspensions are usually announced after the appeals process is complete. Less

Source: NFL.com

Jun
24

Steelers sign rookie QB Pickett

The Pittsburgh Steelers officially signed rookie quarterback KENNY PICKETT on Thursday. Pickett was the Steelers first round draft pick and he is expected to compete for the starting job with fellowMore quarterbacks MITCH TRUBISKY and MASON RUDOLPH. Pickett has reportedly already made a good impression on his teammates during minicamp and offseason workouts. Less

Source: Team Website

Jun
21

Steelers WR Claypool declares himself “top-three receiver”

If Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver CHASE CLAYPOOL plays fantasy football, his draft board may look a bit different than most. Claypool said on a podcast yesterday that “I know I’m aMore top-three receiver”. While Claypool admitted that he left some plays on the field last season, he added that he will grow from the experience and those lessons learned will be the foundation of the success he foresees heading into the 2022 season. While Claypool’s confidence is admirable, fantasy owners would be wise to remember that he will most likely be catching passes from MITCH TRUBISKY this year. Less

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jun
21

Broncos WR Hamler headed for PUP list to start camp?

Denver Broncos wide receiver KJ HAMLER is reportedly a candidate for the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) List when training camp opens at the end of July. While there is noMore concern over Hamler’s Week #1 status, the third-year wide receiver is still recovering from a torn ACL and dislocated hip suffered during Week #3 of last season. Just last month, Hamler declared himself “well ahead of schedule” and “in a good spot” physically. While Hamler’s comments are encouraging, the Broncos are expected to bring him along slowly. Less

Source: Sports Illustrated

Jun
21

Ravens WR Bateman ready for lead role

Baltimore Ravens second-year wide receiver RASHOD BATEMAN said recently that he is “excited” to be the team’s new #1 wideout, adding that it is a role he has always wanted toMore be in. With the Ravens having traded disgruntled former top wideout MARQUISE “HOLLYWOOD” BROWN to the Arizona Cardinals during April’s NFL Draft, Bateman is set for an expanded role as the team’s top wideout. Less

Source: Baltimore Sun

Jun
21

Browns QB Watson to face “significant” suspension?

The NFL is reportedly getting closer to handing down a possible punishment to Cleveland Browns quarterback DESHAUN WATSON. The league is expected to argue that Watson deserves a “significant” suspension, perhapsMore up to a full year in length. Watson would likely appeal such a suspension, but the Browns could be headed for the JACOBY BRISSETT era either way. Although Watson isn’t facing any criminal charges, he is facing 24 civil lawsuits ranging from sexual misconduct to sexual assault. As a result, Watson can still be punished by the league for violating the personal conduct policy. Less

Source: CBS Sports

Jun
17

Darnold the starting quarterback…for now

Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said this week that SAM DARNOLD would be the team’s starting quarterback if the season started today. Despite the mild endorsement, speculation continues that theMore Panthers could trade for another signal caller (BAKER MAYFIELD?). Carolina also traded up to select rookie quarterback MATT CORRAL in the third round of April’s draft. Fantasy owners likely have better options at the quarterback position than the Panthers. Less

Source: NFL.com

Jun
17

Rams optimistic about signing WR Beckham Jr.

Los Angeles Rams COO Kevin Demoff said recently that the team would love to have veteran wide receiver ODELL BECKHAM JR. back with the team. The Rams have no timeline onMore when they might complete a deal, although Demoff said that the team and Beckham Jr. have an “open dialogue”. Beckham is continuing to rehab the ACL he tore in his left knee during the Super Bowl. Less

Source: NBC Sports

Jun
17

Kansas City brings back RB McKinnon

Kansas City is bringing back running back JERICK MCKINNON, signing the veteran to a one-year contract earlier this week. McKinnon, 30, was originally a third-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings backMore in 2014. He appeared in 13 regular-season games for Kansas City last season with minimal fanfare, although he enjoyed a nice postseason run. McKinnon will be part of a crowded backfield this season in Kansas City. Less

Source: Team Blog

Jun
17

Commanders not planning to trade holdout WR McLaurin

Washington Commanders head coach Ron Rivera expressed optimism this week that a deal would get done with holdout wide receiver TERRY MCLAURIN. Rivera added that the team is not planning toMore trade its star receiver despite rumors to the contrary. McLaurin’s rookie contract expires after the season and he’s currently seeking a deal in line with what other top receivers have received this offseason. Stay tuned, fantasy owners. Less

Source: ESPN.com

Jun
17

Back issues of Fantasy Football Index on eBay

A Fantasy Index reader notified us that he’s selling a few back issues (2009, 2019, 2020, 2021) on eBay. Click through for a link to the auction.

Jun
13

Kansas City WR Valdes-Scantling to see expanded role?

Kansas City head coach Andy Reid said recently that new wide receiver MARQUEZ VALDES-SCANTLING has proven versatile enough thus far that he could be considered more than just a deep threatMore in the team’s offense. Reid noted that MVS has the ability to work underneath routes that he didn’t see in Green Bay. Valdes-Scantling added that he wasn’t limited in Green Bay, but the team had specific roles and he focused on what was best for the team. Less

Source: Kansas City Star

Jun
13

Seahawks RB Carson hopes to play again

Seattle Seahawks running back CHRIS CARSON said recently that he sees himself playing football again, adding that he will “continue to fight to get back onto the field”. Carson had neckMore surgery in December to fuse a disc. Head coach Pete Carroll said recently that the Seahawks have no idea if Carson will be able to play again, and the running back admitted that there is “no timeline” for when he might return. Carson has not taken part in any on-field work with Seattle this offseason, and Carroll said last week that Carson has not been cleared medically by the team doctors. Less

Source: Seattle Times

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