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-- The New Official 2015 FFMastermind.com T-Shirt Debuts! --
Fri May 22, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- 2015 Enhanced Executive Draft Master Debuts! --
Thu May 21, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- 2015 May Fantasy Player Re-Drafter Rankings/Masters List Customizeable Cheatsheets Released! --
Thu May 21, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Premium Pro Bowl and Super Bowl package subscribers take note. The Initial set of FFMastermind.com 2015 May Fantasy Player Re-Drafter Rankings with Projections has been released for your viewing pleasure. This initial set includes Tiered rankings (both PPR & Non-PPR) and projections via the Masters List Excel App. for QBs, RBs, WRs, TEs, PKs, and team defenses. Premium package subscribers can view this set by logging into their premium account.


-- LeVeon Bell Could Still Get His Suspension Reduced --
Thu May 21, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football ESPN reports Pittsburgh Steelers RB LeVeon Bell is still hoping to get his three-game suspension reduced after his plea deal for DUI and marijuana charge involved community service and classes that got the charges taken off his record. Thus far, there has been no official word on his appeal with the league.


-- 2015 Free Agent & Coaching/Player Moves Tracker UPDATED! --
Wed May 20, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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Tue Mar 10, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- FFMastermind.com Finishes 15th in 2014 FFPC High Stakes Main Event --
Sun Dec 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Team FFMastermind.com (Doomsday Blasters) led by Michael Nazarek and Dr. Gil Brovar finished 15th overall out of 1,344 teams in the 2014 FFPC High Stakes Main Event this past week. The winner of this prestigious event wins $300K. FFMastermind.com won $7,500 with the Doomsday Blasters, a team that consisted of QB Matt Ryan, RB Jamaal Charles, RB Eddie Lacy, RB Fred Jackson, RB Ahmad Bradshaw, WR Odell Beckham, WR Roddy White, WR Golden Tate, WR Mike Evans, TE Greg Olsen, TE Jason Witten, PK Mason Crosby, the GB and DET defenses.


-- FFMastermind.com Wins Two More Experts League Titles! --
Sat Dec 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Team FFMastermind.com led by Michael Nazarek and Steve Yerger won their second HAFAX Experts League title this past week. HAFAX is a 16-team Dynasty, Auction, IDP league, one of the oldest of it's kind online. This is FFMastermind.com's second Title since 2010. In addition, Team FFMastermind.com led by Michael Nazarek took down another The Huddle (SOFA) Expert 12 league Title. This league is run by theHuddle.com, and has been around since 1998, when Nazarek took home the very first title. In addition, Team FFMastermind.com led by Michael Nazarek and Steve Yerger finished second in the 2014 The Huddle Expert IDP league. Overall, FFMastermind.con has won at least one Experts league title in 10 of the past 11 years!


 

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-- Brooks Reed Injures Groin, But... --
Sun May 24, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Atlanta Falcons LB Brooks Reed (groin) may miss the first set of organized team activities. He suffered a groin injury during the team’s recent veteran minicamp. The injury is described as a minor one, but the Falcons don’t have much reason to push it toward being something more significant at this point in the offseason. LB O’Brien Schofield is expected to take Reed’s reps with the first team.

-- Source: A.P. to No-Show OTAs on Tuesday --
Sun May 24, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Pioneer Press reports RB Adrian Peterson won’t be at Vikings organized team activities when they begin Tuesday, a source said on Sunday. Peterson, who missed 15 games last season because of a child-abuse incident, has been disgruntled because he has not believed some in the Minnesota organization did enough to get him back on the field last fall. The Vikings have said they will not trade Peterson, who has three years left on his contract. Peterson has not been with the Vikings during all of spring workouts, however the start of OTAs is significant because Peterson has a $250,000 workout bonus that he won’t get unless he takes part in 90 percent of OTAs and minicamps. The Vikings also have OTAs June 2-4 and June 8-11 and a mandatory minicamp June 16-18. The source does not know for sure but doubts that Peterson will attend any of the OTAs. Peterson last year participated in OTAs and minicamps. Peterson has three years and $44.25 million left on his Vikings contract, including being on the books for $12.75 million in 2015. However, none of it is guaranteed.

-- Glenn Dorsey Rehab Update --
Sun May 24, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The San Francisco Chronicle reports 49ers DT Glenn Dorsey (biceps) didn’t practice Thursday and was asked if his biceps injury had fully healed: “I’m close,” he said.

-- Saints Work Out Kris Durham --
Sun May 24, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

Fox Sports reports free-agent WR Kris Durham recently worked out for the New Orleans Saints.

-- A Magic Act in 2010 --
Sun May 24, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football FFMastermind.com Super Bowl premium package subscriber Barry P. shares his thoughts on why our premium services are a real Magic Act. Patrons eyeing a subscription should check out what Barry has to say!

-- Sean Lee Cleared to Practice --
Sun May 24, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports Cowboys LB Sean Lee (torn ACL) has been cleared to take part in OTAs on Tuesday. If a player is cleared, he practices.

-- Four Cardinals Rookies Sit --
Sun May 24, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Arizona Republic reports four of the 90 players on the roster didn't practice last Tuesday. All are rookies. LB Alani Fua (foot), LB Shaq Riddick (hamstring) and LB Zack Wagenmann (foot) missed because of injuries. WR Jaxon Shipley was finishing classes at Texas and was expected to arrive Tuesday afternoon.

-- Cardinals Move Matt Shaughnessy to DE --
Sun May 24, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Arizona Republic reports Cardinals DE Matt Shaughnessy, who started 19 games at outside linebacker the past two seasons, has been moved to defensive end. At 285 pounds, Shaughnessy fits better at end than linebacker, HC Bruce Arians said. "He had to really struggle to keep his weight down," Arians said. "We can always stand him up in run defense if we want to do that. He gives us such great position flexibility."

-- A.J. McCarron Healthy --
Sat May 23, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports QB A.J. McCarron is eyeing the Cincinnati Bengals' backup job, buoyed by a revamped throwing motion that has made his arm stronger than ever. After underthrowing receivers last offseason, McCarron is now overthrowing vertical field-stretchers such as WR Denarius Moore. "I feel great," McCarron recently said, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. "Body feels great and I feel like I'm slinging it better than I ever have, really." Echoing HC Marvin Lewis' positive review at the NFL Scouting Combine, quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese is excited to work with an improved McCarron. "We wanted him in our building so bad and it happened and then it didn't happen and now it's happening," Zampese recently explained. "So it's fun. It's delayed gratification, that's all. Now we've got a chance to see where he can take himself and where we can help him go." Although McCarron is competing with QB Terrelle Pryor and QB Josh Johnson for the backup job, he's not shy about his intention to push Andy Dalton for the starting job. "If you're not going to dream big, then why dream?" McCarron said. "He's our starter, I know that, but I want to make him better in every way that I can. Like I told him, hopefully one day me and him can be retired and look back on it and we're both 100 million-dollar guys. That's my dream."

-- Bills Eyeing an Extension for Marcell Dareus --
Sat May 23, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Buffalo Bills would like to extend DT Marcell Dareus prior to the start of training camp.

-- Bengals Team Rehab Update --
Sat May 23, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Cincinnati Bengals official website reports everyone should get a first look at WR Marvin Jones (foot) in OTAs in nearly two years after a season he was hobbled by foot problems and ended up practicing just once. He caught 10 TDs in 2013 helped by a great down-field burst, so we’ll get an idea if that speed is intact. Also back for the first time since injuring his PCL in his break-out game last season is WR James Wright. Wright, a seventh-rounder last season after not catching a ball at LSU in 2013, really came on the more work he got. He made three huge catches before getting hurt in the Nov. 30 win in Tampa and looked ready to emerge. TE Tyler Eifert (elbow, shoulder) and OT Andre Smith (triceps) say they are coming along well, but it’s doubtful they’ll be working this spring and if they do it will be later. They’re still headed on pace to start the first day of training camp.

-- Can the Ravens Extend Marshal Yanda? --
Sat May 23, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports four-time Pro Bowl ORG Marshal Yanda and road-grading OLG Kelechi Osemele are both entering contract years in Baltimore after paving the way for RB Justin Forsett's surprising breakout season in 2014. The Ravens' brass have made it clear this offseason, according to the Baltimore Sun, that signing Yanda to an extension is a priority. The only guard on NFL Network's "Top 100 Players of 2015" list, Yanda won't come cheaply. Heading into the final season of a five-year, $32.5 million contract, the 30-year-old is widely viewed as the best player at his position. One potential hangup is Yanda's age. His play merits a richer contract than those of Arizona OG Mike Iupati and San Diego OG Orlando Franklin, who signed five-year deals for $40 million and $36.5 million, respectively, in March. The Ravens have drafted insurance in the form of OG John Urschel and OG Robert Myers the past two years.

-- Working Doubletime to Help You Win! --
Sat May 23, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football FFMastermind.com Super Bowl premium package subscriber Frank Kendelson shares his thoughts on why Working Doubletime was a key factor for his fantasy title in 2011. Patrons considering a subscription should check out Frank's comments!

-- Heyward: Steelers Defense to Remain the Same --
Sat May 23, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports DC Dick LeBeau is out and DC Keith Butler is in, but the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense isn’t changing. That’s the word from Steelers DE Cam Heyward, who says the change at defensive coordinator is the only difference for the Steelers. Heyward says the Steelers’ defense will still run the same schemes with Butler (who has been the team’s linebackers coach for the last 12 years) as it did under LeBeau (who has moved to the Titans after spending the last 11 years running the defense in Pittsburgh). “I don’t think there are going to be too many changes,” said Heyward. “It’s going to be the same details. We will have a couple of new wrinkles, but we won’t share them now.”

-- Dolphins RB Watch --
Sat May 23, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Miami Dolphins RB Lamar Miller should get more carries. That was painfully evident last season when the Dolphins seemingly kept Miller on a pitch count, even when he was having a strong game. Miller rushed for 1,099 yards but probably could've had 1,300 yards if he got about five more attempts per game. Will Miller get more carries in 2015? That's a different question. For three years, Miami's coaching staff has never viewed Miller as a bell cow or workhorse running back. As soon as Miller gets up to maybe 12-15 carries, Dolphins' coaches get conservative with him. It's hard to say that philosophy will suddenly change. The Dolphins also are very optimistic rookie RB Jay Ajayi can carry some of the load as long as he stays healthy.

-- Buccaneers RB Watch --
Sat May 23, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin has been the starter the past three seasons. But he's coming off a disappointing season and the coaching staff and front office don't seem sold on a player they didn't draft. They did draft RB Charles Sims last year and the coaches are very high on him. Sims could end up beating out Martin.

-- Falcons RB Watch --
Sat May 23, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman and RB Tevin Coleman will push each other daily, which should only benefit the Falcons going into the 2015 season. Freeman has impressed the new coaching staff with his pass-catching skills, while both players have to show the ability to consistently block when it comes to pass protection. The anticipation is a two-back system with equal reps as the Falcons make a concerted effort to bring more offensive balance with a stronger run game. Don’t count out the contribution of explosive RB Antone Smith, who could be back to his old self once he fully recovers from a broken leg.

-- Daryl Washington Watch --
Fri May 22, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

Fox Sports reports Arizona Cardinals LB Daryl Washington, who currently is serving a one-year suspension for substance abuse, is not aware where he stands right now when it comes to him being reinstated. He was expected to apply for reinstatement within the last month, plus still hasn’t been disciplined for a past domestic violence arrest. Likely facing at least a two to six-game ban in 2015. Washington claimed a few months ago that he hasn’t failed any random or missed drug tests, and has also completed 38 weeks of anger management and domestic violence classes.

-- Roger Goodell Won't Be Recused --
Fri May 22, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the NFL has rejected the NFLPA's motion for commissioner Roger Goodell to recuse himself from New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's four-game suspension appeal.

-- No Date Set for Tom Brady's Appeal --
Fri May 22, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the NFL office said there is no date currently set for the appeal of New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's four-game suspension.

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Fri May 22, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Sheldon Richardson Skipping Workouts to Be with His Family --
Fri May 22, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports New York Jets DE Sheldon Richardson has chosen to skip voluntary workouts with the team in order to spend extra time with his family. He tweeted to his fans that they shouldn't be worried about the decision.

-- Chiefs Make Player Moves --
Fri May 22, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Kansas City Chiefs have signed free-agent TE Ryan Taylor and released OG Ricky Henry.

-- Tannehill Impressed with DeVante Parker --
Fri May 22, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Miami Herald reports dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill commented this week on rookie WR DeVante Parker: "I like what I see so far. He’s an athletic guy. Fast, strong hands, adjusts to the ball really well. He’s a natural pass catcher, he doesn’t fight the ball and it’s easy for him to make the tough catch. A guy with that range, his body size and natural pass catching ability, I’m really excited to have him and like what I’ve seen thus far.”

-- Dion Jordan Suspension Watch --
Fri May 22, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Miami Herald reports not only have the Dolphins distanced themselves from DE Dion Jordan, who is suspended for the 2015 season, but Jordan also has distanced himself from the Dolphins. “It’s a [expletive/rhymes with ditty] situation,” DE Derrick Shelby said. “I’ve texted him a few times but got no response.”

-- Michael Sam Heads to CFL --
Fri May 22, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL have announced they’ve signed free-agent DE Michael Sam to a one-year deal with a team option for a second.

-- Cowboys Extend Orlando Scandrick --
Fri May 22, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFl.com reports the Dallas Cowboys and CB Orlando Scandrick has agreed to a one-year extension through 2019. It's a $9.5 million extension, worth $20 million total.

-- Antone Smith Rehab Update --
Fri May 22, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Falcons RB Antone Smith (leg), who suffered a fractured right leg while covering a punt against Carolina on Nov. 16, has started running during his rehabilitation. “The recovery is going pretty good,” Smith said on Tuesday. “I’m up and running. I’m almost full force, but not quite where I need to be. In time, that will take care of itself.” Smith is not likely to be cleared when the Falcons open their organized team activities on Tuesday. “I can’t give you a time table on what they are doing,” Smith said. “But with me, right now, I’m just learning the playbook with everybody else. I’m familiar with some of the things. There are a lot of different techniques and different language.” Smith said that in addition to running, he’s rehabbing with the training staff every day.

-- Keep Coming Back! --
Fri May 22, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football FFMastermind.com Super Bowl premium package subscriber Jack Fields gets to the point why he Keeps Coming Back to be a premium subscriber after trying out other services. Patrons considering a subscription should check out what Jack has to say!

-- Carlos Hyde Sits Thursday --
Fri May 22, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

CSNBayArea.com reports San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde is nursing a leg injury and didn’t practice on Thursday.

-- Frank Gore Watch --
Fri May 22, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports new Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore has made a pretty seamless transition to the team's offense. He is displaying strong knowledge of the playbook, according to HC Chuck Pagano.

-- Johnny Manziel a Full Go --
Fri May 22, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel will participate fully in OTAs starting next Tuesday, May 26th.

-- Jets TE Watch --
Fri May 22, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports New York Jets HC Todd Bowles shed light on his plans at tight end, basically saying TE Jeff Cumberland and TE Jace Amaro are both starters. Cumberland will be used in the "Y" position (the traditional tight-end spot), with Amaro playing the "H" (H-back) and "F" (fullback) roles. This makes sense because it will allow Amaro to move around the formation, trying to create favorable matchups. As previously noted, OC Chan Gailey wasn't a big believer in two-tight end packages in his previous coaching stop. From 2010 to 2012, the Buffalo Bills had only 341 snaps with two tight ends, the lowest amount in the league, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Obviously, he can tweak his philosophy based on the personnel.

-- Jets RB Watch --
Fri May 22, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New York Jets have five experienced running backs and only one ball, so there's real competition in the backfield among RB Chris Ivory, RB Bilal Powell, RB Zac Stacy, RB Stevan Ridley and RB Daryl Richardson. Ridley, coming off knee surgery, looked decent in positional drills, but he's not ready for team drills, according to Bowles. He should be ready for training camp. Ivory had the best year in 2014, so he's the favorite, but this probably will be a committee approach. Powell is the only one with third-down and special-teams value, so that helps his cause a lot. In the end, they could keep four. Bowles said he won't be able to sort it out until the preseason, when there's actual hitting.

-- Joplo Bartu Fined $50K After Suspension Lifted --
Thu May 21, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Atlanta Falcons LB Joplo Bartu was fined $50,000 for an alcohol-related offense, but only after his two-game suspension was rescinded, according to documents viewed by NFL Media. Last season, Bartu pleaded no contest to driving under the influence and received a two-day suspended sentence and 12 months of probation, along with enrollment in a risk reduction class. According to an NFL and NFLPA agreement, players had until Nov. 1, 2014 to resolve DUIs for them to be accepted under the old policy that did not require a suspension. Bartu, who had 83 tackles in 2014, was handed in March a two-game suspension for his actions, pursuant to the NFL's new DUI policy. Bartu needed to submit his plea agreement before November. While he reached the agreement late in October, he didn't go before the judge until early November. Thus, the suspension. However, Bartu provided the NFL with additional info, showing that the agreement was actually reached on Oct. 30. Thanks to new information, he was informed in May that he was fined $50,000 and his suspension was rescinded.

-- Zimmer Thinks He Knows When A.P. Will Show --
Thu May 21, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports when RB Adrian Peterson will report to the Minnesota Vikings remains an unknown, but HC Mike Zimmer thinks he has an idea of when he might see his star running back. The Vikings coach, however, wasn't willing to tip his hand. "I think I do have an indication," Zimmer said this week, adding he's not sure of the exact date. "It's up to Adrian, really. He's the guy you should ask...We'd like all our players here. It's the voluntary time of year right now and it's his decision in what he wants to do."

-- Play to Win $300,000 in the 2015 FFPC Main Event! --
Thu May 21, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Philip Rivers Contract Watch --
Thu May 21, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the San Diego Chargers are optimistic about a signing QB Philip Rivers to a long-term extension.

-- Raiders Sign 5th-Rounder Neiron Ball --
Thu May 21, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Oakland Raiders have signed 5th-round draft pick LB Neiron Ball to a four-year contract.

-- Cowboys Work Out Daniel Thomas --
Thu May 21, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

RavenInsider reports free-agent RB Daniel Thomas worked out for the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday.

-- Kelvin Benjamin Strains Hamstring --
Thu May 21, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Charlotte Observer reports Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin strained his hamstring last week, a team spokesman confirmed. As a precaution, he likely won’t participate in next week’s activities, though he has been with the team on the field and in the locker room recently.

-- Marcell Dareus Suspended One Game --
Thu May 21, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Buffalo Bills DT Marcell Dareus have been suspended one game by the NFL for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

-- Texans Release Tyson Clabo --
Thu May 21, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Houston Texans have released OT Tyson Clabo.

-- Colts Release One --
Thu May 21, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Indianapolis Colts have waived OT Demarco Cox.

-- 2015 Enhanced Executive Draft Master Debuts! --
Thu May 21, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Super Bowl, Drafter's Edge, and Executive Draft Master premium package subscribers take note. With the release on our initial 2015 Masters List Customizeable Cheatsheets, we add the debut of the Enhanced 2015 Executive Draft Master! This Excel App takes drafting to the next level with Customizable Cheatsheets and Updated Projections from the Definitive Fantasy Football Information Service, as well as Auction Values that adjust ON THE FLY as you draft! This year's software includes an overall STANDINGS SHEET for all teams that drafted along with a TOP PLAYERS LIST regardless of position! In addition, it includes Decimal Options (applicable for Auction Drafts) - 0, 1 or 2 decimals for those of you who play in leagues that require auction values less than $1. Patrons can ORDER our Enhanced 2015 Executive Draft Master for just $11.95. Best of all, it comes FREE with a Super Bowl Package purchase!

-- Blair Walsh Contract Watch --
Thu May 21, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Tribune reports Vikings PK Blair Walsh, who was a sixth-round pick in 2012, is entering the final year of his rookie contract. He says the Vikings and his agent, Brian Mackler, have had “a little bit of communication” about a contract extension this spring. “I would love to stay a Viking. This is the team that drafted me and put that faith in me to be an NFL kicker,” he said. “But at the same time, I’ve had a Pro Bowl year here, I’ve had success and there’s been a lot of long attempts that we’ve made, so the numbers are going to have to be right for both of us. But when it comes down to it, I hope I can stay with the Vikings.”

-- Browns Rookie Rehab Update --
Thu May 21, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Plain Dealer reports the Browns might have to wait until late in the season to see if sixth-round draft pick TE Randall Telfer can help ease the loss of TE Jordan Cameron, but fourth-round draft pick WR Vince Mayle is expected to be full-go in training camp after undergoing surgery to repair his broken right thumb last week. Mayle's currently wearing a soft cast, but is expected to have it removed in two weeks. He had a small permanent screw inserted in the thumb at University Hospitals, but should be 100% by late July. "It should not be an issue in the fall,'' Pettine said during rookie camp. As for Telfer, Pettine revealed during the Browns Foundation Golf outing Friday that the former USC tight end might miss a good chunk of the season while recovering from his foot surgery. Telfer suffered a left mid-foot fracture involving the Lisfranc joint during USC's 45-42 victory over Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl Dec. 27th. Because such injuries are rare and hard to diagnose, Telfer didn't undergo the surgery until late February. Typically, a player can return to the field in about four to six months, but some doctors advise an eight-month rehab. In the best-case scenario, Telfer will return to limited football action in a month, but more likely, he'll test it toward the end of camp. Telfer will likely begin training camp -- and possibly the season -- on the physically unable to perform list. He might also be a candidate for short-term injured reserve or season-long injured reserve, meaning it would be a redshirt year for him. It all depends on how he progresses in his rehab. Currently, he's ahead of schedule, and has a history of playing through injuries at USC, including a sprained knee, a sprained ankle, a torn meniscus and a hip-point. In fact, Telfer was voted USC's most Inspirational Player in 2014.

-- Saints Sign First-Rounder Andrus Peat --
Thu May 21, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New Orleans Saints have signed first-round draft pick OT Andrus Peat to a four-year contract.

-- 2015 May Fantasy Player Re-Drafter Rankings/Masters List Customizeable Cheatsheets Released! --
Thu May 21, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Premium Pro Bowl and Super Bowl package subscribers take note. The Initial set of FFMastermind.com 2015 May Fantasy Player Re-Drafter Rankings with Projections has been released for your viewing pleasure. This initial set includes Tiered rankings (both PPR & Non-PPR) and projections via the Masters List Excel App. for QBs, RBs, WRs, TEs, PKs, and team defenses. Premium package subscribers can view this set by logging into their premium account.

-- Cowboys Working Out Felix Jones --
Thu May 21, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports free-agent RB Felix Jones is working out for the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday.

-- Bills RB Plan --
Thu May 21, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Buffalo News reports Bills RB LeSean McCoy has led the NFL with 626 carries over the past two years and will be 27 at the start of the season. Bill RBs coach Anthony Lynn, though, is confident he can handle a similar workload going forward. “I think he’s got a lot of good years left in him at 27, going into his seventh season,” he said. “I talk to the guys all the time about RB Curtis Martin. This guy led the league in rushing his ninth year.” “I’d love to see him get that many rushes. If he’s getting that many touches, that means that we’re winning ball games, we’re running the ball. We’re controlling time of possession. We’re setting up the play action. We’re doing some good things if he touches it that many times.” While Lynn would like to see McCoy’s workload stay the same, he’d prefer if RB Fred Jackson’s was scaled back. Jackson played 548 snaps last season, a number Lynn said he’d like to see cut in half. “I think he wore down a little bit at the end of the season,” Lynn said. “If we could take half of that off his plate, I think you’re going to see a fresher Fred Jackson and a more explosive Fred Jackson.” Meanwhile, RB Bryce Brown has been away from the team this offseason, and is 5-6 weeks behind everyone else. That could affect his ability to make the team's final roster.

-- Cowboys Working Out Ben Tate --
Thu May 21, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports free-agent RB Ben Tate is working out for the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday.

-- Panthers Make Player Moves --
Thu May 21, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Carolina Panthers have signed free-agent S Marcus Ball and released S Kimario McFadden.

-- Ray Rice Watch --
Thu May 21, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Baltimore Sun reports free-agent RB Ray Rice's domestic violence charge will officially be dismissed on Thursday.

-- Antonio Smith Under Investiagtion for Child Abuse --
Thu May 21, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

KUSA reports Denver Broncos DE Antonio Smith is under investigation for alleged child abuse in Fort Bend County, Texas near Houston. No charges have been filed. "Our Sheriff's Office has received some information, they're working with our office to try and find out as much information as we can about the allegation," John Healey Jr., District Attorney of Fort Bend County, told 9News. "At this particular point anything in reference to Mr. Smith is just that -- an allegation."

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-- Colts Set to Feature Andre Johnson --
Thu May 21, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports while the Houston Texans wanted to reduce WR Andre Johnson’s role in their offense, it was pretty obvious during Wednesday’s OTA session that the veteran will have a significant part in the Indianapolis Colts' offense as he took his snaps with the starters. “There is a learning adjustment and we’ll continue to learn,” QB Andrew Luck said. “I’d like to think you get better and build that repertoire every week through the offseason, training camp and during the season. But they understand football, you can tell that. They know how to play and certain things they know how to do and certain things that coaches are asking them might be a little different. They work at it just like everybody else. But it’s been very good and it’s incredibly valuable to get these days with them.”

-- LeVeon Bell Could Still Get His Suspension Reduced --
Thu May 21, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football ESPN reports Pittsburgh Steelers RB LeVeon Bell is still hoping to get his three-game suspension reduced after his plea deal for DUI and marijuana charge involved community service and classes that got the charges taken off his record. Thus far, there has been no official word on his appeal with the league.

-- Agent: Derek Carr Does Not Need Surgery --
Wed May 20, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The San Francisco Chronicle reports Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr’s (finger) agent called reports that the Raiders’ quarterback will need surgery on his injured right ring finger a “nonstory,” saying Carr is being held out of the team’s offseason practices out of an abundance of caution. “It’s a very minor situation,” agent Tim Younger said Wednesday. “I think he’s probably going to be throwing before the end of” offseason team activities. The Raiders’ offseason workouts end June 4. Raiders HC Jack Del Rio declined to elaborate on the nature or severity of Carr’s injury after Tuesday’s first spring practice, citing organizational policy on commenting on injuries.

-- Raiders Sign 5th-Rounder Ben Heeney --
Wed May 20, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Oakland Raiders have signed 5th-round draft pick LB Ben Heeney to a four-year contract.

-- Patriots Work Out C.J. Spillman --
Wed May 20, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports free-agent CB C.J. Spillman visited and worked out for the New England Patriots on Wednesday.

-- Saints Sign Mike McGlynn --
Wed May 20, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the New Orleans Saints have signed free-agent OL Mike McGlynn to a one-year contract.

-- Ryan Kerrigan Undergoes Knee Surgery --
Wed May 20, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

CSNWashington.com reports Redskins LB Ryan Kerrigan underwent arthroscopic knee surgery and is expected to miss a portion of the team’s OTA sessions that begin next week, sources said on Wednesday. Kerrigan had been battling soreness and discomfort in the knee for some time. It wasn’t immediately clear how long Kerrigan will be sidelined, but one source indicated that the injury is not serious and that the 26-year-old is not expected to miss too much time this offseason.

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-- Will Beatty OUT Five Months After Tearing His Pec --
Wed May 20, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

New York Newsday reports New York Giants OT Will Beatty just went in for surgery on a torn pec. His recovery is said to be five months. That means he'll be back on the field around November.

-- Browns Sign 4th-Rounder Ibraheim Campbell --
Wed May 20, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Cleveland Browns have signed 4th-round draft pick S Ibraheim Campbell to a four-year contract.

-- Cowboys Sign 2nd-Rounder Randy Gregory --
Wed May 20, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Dallas Cowboys have signed 2nd-round draft pick DE Randy Gregory to a four-year contract.

-- Bengals Sign 2nd-Rounder Jake Fisher --
Wed May 20, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Cincinnati Bengals have signed 2nd-round draft pick OT Jake Fisher to a four-year contract.

-- Chargers Make Player Moves --
Wed May 20, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the San Diego Chargers have signed second-year QB Chase Rettig and waived rookie QB Cole Stoudt.

-- Carson Palmer Watch --
Wed May 20, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Arizona Cardinals kicked off their organized team activities on Tuesday and that gave quarterback Carson Palmer a chance to do some on-field team drills for the first time since tearing his ACL last season. Palmer took 12 snaps during the 7-on-7 portion of practice and said it felt “good to be around other humans” even if he thought he was rusty throwing the ball after such a long spell out of the pocket. Palmer was on the sideline when the team went 11-on-11 because he still hasn’t been fully cleared, although Palmer said he’s working to convince the medical staff that he’s ready for more. “I’ve been politicking with the trainers and the physical trainers because 12 plays just isn’t enough for me and I need more action out there,” Palmer said, via ESPN.com. HC Bruce Arians said that there would be no change to Palmer’s workload until next month’s minicamp at the earliest, but indicated that the team would be fine holding Palmer back from full team work until training camp. “I’m not afraid if he doesn’t get out here as long as he’s throwing 7-on-7,” Arians said. “I know he can hand it off. He does all the bootleg drills in warm ups so the rest of it he can handle. The 7-on-7, we blitz enough in that and we give him enough looks so he’s getting prepared.”

-- Rams Name Jeff Garcia --
Wed May 20, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the Rams have named Jeff Garcia an offensive assistant.

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-- Josh Brown: New PAT Rules Make Me More Valuable --
Wed May 20, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports New York Giants PK Josh Brown believes the NFL’s new rule moving extra point kicks back by 13 yards will make him a little more valuable. Brown said after the NFL adopted the new rule that he thinks some kickers will struggle with the longer extra points, particularly in bad weather. But Brown is confident he personally won’t have any problems with it, which is why he thinks he’ll become a more important member of his team. “I’m excited about it,” Brown said. “I believe it adds higher value to a person that come out in December in bad weather and still be consistent. Those qualities are still very exciting to me. It’s a play that you won’t turn the TV off for anymore. Every point matters in this game and now with the longer extra point, there’s added difficulty to it. It’s not a gimme. There are levels of excitement that are going to make the game more appealing when scores are very, very tight.”

-- Colts Sign One --
Wed May 20, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Indianapolis Colts have signed UDFA PK Taylor Pontius.

-- Panthers Release One --
Wed May 20, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Carolina Panthers have waived OG Edmund Kugbila.

-- Stevan Ridley Moving Well --
Wed May 20, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports New york Jets RB Stevan Ridley (torn ACL), coming off knee surgery, is doing positional drills with the team. He's moving well in their OTAs.

-- Packers Sign 3rd-Rounder Ty Montgomery --
Wed May 20, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Green Bay Packers have signed 3rd-round draft pick WR Ty Montgomery to a four-year contract.

-- Derek Carr Experiencing Numbness in His Ring Finger --
Wed May 20, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr is experiencing numbness in his right ring finger. The team hopes with rehab and rest, he will avoid a surgical option. Nobody sounds overly alarmed for now.


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