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-- No Long-Term Deal for LeVeon Bell --
Mon Jul 16, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports there will be no long-term deal for the Pittsburgh Steelers and franchise-tagged RB LeVeon Bell. Bell's agent Adisa Bakari commented... "His intention was to retire as a Steeler. But now that there's no deal, the practical reality is, this now likely will LeVeon's last season as a Steeler. It became clear the Steelers wanted to pay the position, not the player."


-- Hangin' in the Red Zone --
Sun Jul 15, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

FFMastermind.com senior fantasy writer John Holler returns this month with his annual breakdown of the NFL players who had the most Red Zone opportunities in 2017 as well as over the last three years and what those numbers realistically tell us about those players. Who are the kings of the red zone and who just don't cut it? Click to read the following premium Pre-Season Draft Guide article absolutely free... [READ FULL STORY]


-- 2018 First Fantasy Football Thoughts: AFC/NFC North --
Sat Jul 14, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football FFMastermind.com's Michael Nazarek continues this month with his First Fantasy Football Thoughts on the AFC/NFC North as we approach the start of training camps. Which players have fantasy football value? More importantly, which players should fantasy owners think twice about drafting later this summer? Tune in to find out!


-- FFMastermind.com Wins Another Experts League Title! --
Sun Dec 31, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

Team FFMastermind.com led by Michael Nazarek & Steve Yerger took down the prestigious 2017 HAFAX (Fantasy Experts) League Title, making it their 2nd title in the last four years! HAFAX is a Dynasty 16-Team IDP Auction Experts League. Overall, FFMastermind.con has won at least one Experts league title in 13 of the past 14 years!


Last Updated:  Tue Jul 17, 2018, 8:13 AM


-- Jaguars Sign First-Rounder Taven Bryan --
Tue Jul 17, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have signed first-round draft pick DT Taven Bryan to a four-year contract worth $10.2 million with a $5.5 million signing bonus, a source said.

-- Jets Officially Sign Brandon Bryant --
Tue Jul 17, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the New York Jets have officially signed former Mississippi State S Brandon Bryant.

-- Evan Engram Drops the Football Too Much --
Tue Jul 17, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports New York Giants TE Evan Engram's six drops last year were tied for the second most among tight ends. He needs to work on catching the football.

-- Kevin White Likely Safe --
Tue Jul 17, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

The Chicago Sun-Times reports Bears WR Kevin White likely is a safe bet to make the 53-man roster because his $2.69 million salary this season is guaranteed.

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Tue Jul 17, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Source: Gronk Expected to Report on Time for Camp --
Tue Jul 17, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is expected to report to training camp July 25th on time, per source.

-- Emmanuel Sanders Pleads Guilty --
Mon Jul 16, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

CBS4 reports Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders entered a guilty plea in connection to a car crash in 2017. Sanders was cited for careless driving after he passing heavy traffic by driving in the median of South Chambers near East Main Street. He ended up pleading guilty to a lane usage violation and will have to pay a $50 fine. Investigators said Sanders was hit by a minivan whose driver pulled into the median. That female driver was also cited for careless driving.

-- What LeVeon Bell Turned Down --
Mon Jul 16, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Pittsburgh Steelers' final offer to franchise-tagged RB LeVeon Bell was five years and $70 million with more than $30 million over two years. Last year, the offer was five years and $60 million. Guarantees were not announced. Instead, he'll earn $14.5 million on another franchise tag in 2018.

-- Ravens Place Marshal Yanda on PUP List --
Mon Jul 16, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports as Baltimore Ravens veterans report to training camp, All Pro OG Marshal Yanda (ankle) begins on the PUP list, per source. He finished last year on IR due to an ankle injury.

-- Armonty Bryant Retires --
Mon Jul 16, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports free-agent DE Armonty Bryant has announced his retirement from the NFL.

-- Source: Long-Term Deal for LeVeon Bell Not Expected --
Mon Jul 16, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports a deal between franchise-tagged RB LeVeon Bell and the Pittsburgh Steelers is not expected to be reached by the four pm franchise tag deadline, according to a source. Bell is set to play on the franchise tag for the second straight year barring an unforeseen development.

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Mon Jul 16, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- LeVeon Bell Contract Watch --
Mon Jul 16, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports franchise-tagged RB LeVeon Bell and the Pittsburgh Steelers have been talking throughout the day. The deadline is in less than an hour. We're not hearing much optimism that Bell will take the team's deal, but nothing is official yet.

-- Jets Release Devin Smith --
Mon Jul 16, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the New York Jets have released WR Devin Smith (torn ACL), per source. Smith suffered two torn ACLs and has struggled to recover from them.

-- Schefter: LeVeon Bell Could Sit Out the First Half of the Season --
Mon Jul 16, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports he think it's possible that Pittsburgh Steelers franchise-tagged RB LeVeon Bell sits out the first half of the year if he doesn't get a long term deal done today. "The goal at that point would be to hit 2019 free agency healthy, not rack up another 400 touches," Schefter said.

-- Aaron Rodgers Wants to Play Another Five Years --
Mon Jul 16, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

Peter King's Football Morning in America reports Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers says he would love to play to 40 years old. Rodgers will turn 35 in December, and is already thinking ahead.

-- Unsigned Roquan Smith No-Shows --
Mon Jul 16, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Chicago Bears first-round draft pick LB Roquan Smith is not with the team, as the rookies report for training camp today, sources say. It's not officially a holdout until the veterans are due on July 19th, but Smith doesn't have a deal yet. As a result, he's staying away until it happens.

-- Sources: Contract Talks Going Down to the Wire for LeVeon Bell --
Mon Jul 16, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Pittsburgh Steelers and franchise-tagged RB LeVeon Bell negotiated all weekend, and this is will go down to the wire, sources say. They nearly got a deal last year before Bell opted not to take it. The fear is the same situation plays out this year. They'll keep trying, but the parties aren't optimistic.

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Mon Jul 16, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Sources: Long-Term Deal Seemingly Unlikely for LeVeon Bell --
Sun Jul 15, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports despite HC Mike Tomlin's confidence that a deal can be struck by four pm EDT on Monday, it will be challenging for the Pittsburgh Steelers and franchise-tagged RB LeVeon Bell to reach a long-term contract agreement, per league sources. The two sides came close last year and will keep trying Monday.

-- Sources: No Long-Term Deal for DeMarcus Lawrence --
Sun Jul 15, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Dallas Cowboys franchise-tagged DE DeMarcus Lawrence and the team are unlikely to reach a deal by Monday's four pm EDT deadline to sign franchise players, per sources. If no deal, Lawrence would be scheduled to become a free agent after this season.

-- Sources: No Long-Term Deal for Lamarcus Joyner --
Sun Jul 15, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports no long-term deal is expected to be reached between the Los Angeles Rams and franchisetagged S Lamarcus Joyner by Monday's four pm EDT deadline, though the two sides continue talking, per league sources. If no deal, Joyner would be scheduled to become a free agent after this season.

-- Sources: No Long-Term Deal for Ziggy Ansah --
Sun Jul 15, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Detroit Lions franchise-tagged DE Ziggy Ansah and the team will not reach a deal by Monday's four pm EDT deadline to sign franchise players, per league sources. Ansah's contract will expire after this season, and he will be scheduled to become a free agent.

-- Darren Sproles States He Will Play One More Year --
Sun Jul 15, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

Officialize.com reports Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles stated today that 2018 will be his final season in the NFL.

-- Christian Kirk Watch --
Sun Jul 15, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Arizona Cardinals rookie WR Christian Kirk has an opportunity to make an immediate impact as an underneath threat in the passing attack.

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-- Dante Pettis Watch --
Sun Jul 15, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports San Francisco 49ers rookie WR Dante Pettis could make an impact quicker than most expect. Pettis could beat out WR Aldrick Robinson for the #3 receiver job.

-- Britt & Dorsett Set to Battle --
Sun Jul 15, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

The Boston Globe reports New England Patriots WR Kenny Britt and WR Phillip Dorsett likely will compete for the #5 receiver job during training camp.

-- Russell Shepard Watch --
Sun Jul 15, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

NJ.com reports New York Giants WR Russell Shepard has a chance to win the #4-WR job if he can show reliable hands during training camp and the preseason.

-- Tomlin Speaks on LeVeon Bell --
Sat Jul 14, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Pittsburgh Steelers HC Mike Tomlin addressed franchise-tagged RB LeVeon Bell's status today: "Everyone wants a deal done, now it's just about negotiators getting into a room and doing what it is they need to do. I'm excited and hopeful. Hopefully, we'll have some exciting news before Monday."

-- Franchise Tag Update --
Sat Jul 14, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports a franchise tag update as the Monday deadline looms: Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah and Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence are both expected to play on the tag this year, barring a significant turn of events, per sources. It's an important seasons coming for both pass-rushers. Much of the focus for Monday will be on tagged Pittsburgh Steelers RB LeVeon Bell once again. There has been some progress, but it sounds like this one may come down to the wire, just like last year. It got close. Time will tell if they can push it over the line.

-- Jaguars Eyeing DeMarco Murray? --
Sat Jul 14, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

Florida Football Insiders reports the Jacksonville Jaguars may have an interest in retired RB DeMarco Murray.

-- 17 Fantasy Football Titles! --
Sat Jul 14, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Redskins Sign Adonis Alexander --
Sat Jul 14, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Washington Redskins rookie CB Adonis Alexander, taken in the sixth round of the supplemental draft earlier in the week, signed a four-year contract Friday.

-- Trey Flowers Not a Lock for an Extension --
Sat Jul 14, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports Boston reports New England Patriots DE Trey Flowers is entering the final year of his contract, but is not a lock for a contract extension because the Patriots have decided in the past to not sign some of their homegrown players to lucrative contracts.

-- Quincy Enunwa Likely to Play in the Slot --
Sat Jul 14, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

The New York Post reports Jets WR Quincy Enunwa likely will be used as a slot receiver this season with WR Robby Anderson and WR Jermaine Kearse as the outside receivers.

-- Why Ameer Abdullah Should Make the Lions' Final Roster --
Sat Jul 14, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Lions official website reports Lions RB Ameer Abdullah's experience and his ability to contribute as a runner and a receiver out of the backfield should help him secure a spot on the 53-man roster.

-- Corey Davis Watch --
Sat Jul 14, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

TitansOnline.com reports Tennessee Titans WR Corey Davis (undisclosed) starred during the early part of offseason work before he was shut down due to an undisclosed injury. He caught the ball with ease in traffic and went up for spectacular catches. The team will be counting on him to make a big leap in his second year.

-- Brandon Marshall Contract Details --
Sat Jul 14, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

Spotrac.com reports Seattle Seahawks WR Brandon Marshall's contract can more than double the value of the one-year, $1.015 million contract he signed in May. Marshall can earn up to $350,000 if he catches more than 70 passes, another $350,000 if he tops 800 yards receiving and three and $350,000 more if scores at least seven touchdowns.

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-- Kerryon Johnson Watch --
Sat Jul 14, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Detroit Lions rookie RB Kerryon Johnson heads into training camp with a good chance to earn the lead role.

-- Texans Release Jeff Allen --
Fri Jul 13, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Houston Texans have released OG Jeff Allen from the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list with an injury settlement.

-- Packers Claim One --
Fri Jul 13, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Green Bay Packers have claimed OG Ethan Cooper off waivers from the New York Giants.

-- Bills Eyeing Branden Oliver --
Fri Jul 13, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Buffalo Bills have shown interest in setting up a workout with free-agent RB Branden Oliver, a source said, but nothing has been set up yet. Their interest in Oliver predates the RB LeSean McCoy story this week.

-- DeMarco Murray Retires --
Fri Jul 13, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free-agent RB DeMarco Murray has announced that he is retiring from football at the age of 30.

-- Two Ravens TEs at Risk? --
Fri Jul 13, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

The Baltimore Sun reports Ravens TE Nick Boyle and TE Maxx Williams are familiar with OC Marty Mornhinweg's scheme, but will need to be more productive on the field if they want to make the 53-man roster.

-- A Great Product Consistently --
Fri Jul 13, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Chris Ivory the Next Man Up If... --
Fri Jul 13, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

The Buffalo News reports Bills RB Chris Ivory would be the first option as the starter if RB LeSean McCoy is not available.

-- Ravens List Alex Thompson --
Thu Jul 12, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Baltimore Ravens have placed rookie C Alex Thompson on the reserve/did not report list Thursday. The team's rookies were scheduled to report for training camp Wednesday. Thompson went undrafted out of Monmouth and signed with the Ravens as a free agent. He was a three-time All-Big South honoree with 44 starts in 45 career games.

-- Giants Make Player Moves --
Thu Jul 12, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the New York Giants have signed veteran free-agent OG Zac Kerin and waived OG Ethan Cooper.

-- LeSean McCoy Hires Prominent Defense Attorney --
Thu Jul 12, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy has hired a prominent Atlanta defense attorney amid a police investigation into a home invasion that sent his former girlfriend to the hospital after she was allegedly beaten and robbed of jewelry. The office of defense attorney Don Samuel confirmed on Wednesday morning that it was representing McCoy but had not yet released a statement about the case as of Wednesday afternoon. Samuel has represented several high-profile clients, including serving as part of the defense team for former Baltimore Ravens LB Ray Lewis when he was charged with murder in 2000; the charges were later dropped.

-- Titans RB Plan --
Thu Jul 12, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

TitansOnline.com reports everyone wants to know what will the division of carries look like in Tennessee between RB Derrick Henry and RB Dion Lewis? 50-50? 65-35? 70-30? Well, a lot of that depends on how Henry performs when he's on the field. But the plan is for him to be the lead back. He's proven to be a strong and durable runner, but he's also focused on getting better as a pass catcher and in pass protection.

-- Marcell Dareus Facing Second Sexual Assault Lawsuit --
Thu Jul 12, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tampa Bay Times reports Jacksonville Jaguars DT Marcell Dareus is actually facing two separate lawsuits accusing him of sexual assault, including one from an alleged incident in Lutz in January 2017.

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