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-- 2021 NFL Draft Central Debuts! --
Wed Jan 13, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Our 2021 NFL Draft Central feature has debuted! This feature contains links to all our 2021 NFL Rookie Draft coverage. We begin the 2021 off-season with the first round order of the upcoming 2021 NFL Rookie Draft in late April, a list of Key NFL Dates for 2021, a special Flash Scouting Report on WR DeVonta Smith, and a link to PASS (Player Analysis & Scouting Service). Other free and premium items will be released in the coming days and weeks, such as Team (Rookie) Needs and the first cut of our 2021 Mock Rookie NFL Draft. Be sure to check out 2021 NFL Draft Central today!


-- 2021 Coaching/Player Moves Feature Debuts! --
Wed Jan 6, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Once again in 2021, FFMastermind.com is tracking all important coaching and player moves throughout the NFL in our annual Coaching/Player Moves feature for your viewing pleasure. This feature will be updated daily as key coaches and players re-sign, sign, resign, or are fired. Enjoy!


-- FFMastermind.com Wins Another Experts League Title! --
Mon Dec 28, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

Team FFMastermind.com led by Michael Nazarek took down the prestigious 2020 FFWebMasters (Fantasy Experts) League Title! FFWebMasters is a Re-Drafter 14-Team Non-PPR Experts League. Overall, the FFMastermind.con staff has now won at least one Experts league title in 16 of the past 17 years! Congrats to Mike, who follows FFMastermind.com staff writer and Pass2Win.com owner John Cooney who won it all in 2019! That means it's Side-by-Side Titles for FFMastermind.com in this league over the past two years!


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-- Bills Thursday Injury Update - Davis Sits; Diggs & Beasley Limited; Bass Practices --
Thu Jan 21, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

The Buffalo Bills official website reports Bills DT Vernon Butler (quad), WR Gabriel Davis (ankle) did not practice on Thursday. WR Stefon Diggs (oblique), QB Jake Fromm (NIR), and WR Cole Beasley (knee) were limited. DL Quinton Jefferson (ankle), PK Tyler Bass (hand), LB Tremaine Edmunds (hamstring), and DE Darryl Johnson (knee) fully practiced.

-- Jets Name Charles London --
Thu Jan 21, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New York Jets have named Charles London Quarterbacks Coach.

-- Why Subscribe to FFMastermind.com? --
Thu Jan 21, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Patrick Mahomes Limited Thursday --
Thu Jan 21, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (concussion/toe) was limited in practice on Thursday.

-- Jets Name Jeff Ulbrich --
Thu Jan 21, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New York Jets have named Jeff Ulbrich Defensive Coordinator.

-- Lions Name Aaron Glenn --
Thu Jan 21, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Detroit Lions have named Aaron Glenn Defensive Coordinator.

-- Steelers Sign Dwayne Haskins --
Thu Jan 21, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed QB Dwayne Haskins to a one-year contract.

-- Jaguars Name Joe Cullen --
Thu Jan 21, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have named Joe Cullen Defensive Coordinator.

-- Eagles Set to Name Nick Sirianni New Head Coach --
Thu Jan 21, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Philadelphia Eagles are hiring Colts OC Nick Sirianni as their new head coach, sources said. Sirianni spent three seasons as a Chiefs' assistant coach, five seasons with the Chargers, and the past three with the Colts.

-- Antonio Brown A Game-Time Decision to Play --
Thu Jan 21, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

The Boston Globe reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers HC Bruce Arians says WR Antonio Brown (knee) is a game-time decision and doesn't have to practice this week in order to play. "He's a veteran, he knows what he's doing," Arians said.

-- A Great Product Consistently --
Thu Jan 21, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Three Key Chiefs Practice Thursday --
Thu Jan 21, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (concussion/toe), RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle/hip), and WR Sammy Watkins (calf) all practiced on Thursday.

-- Antonio Brown Absent Thursday --
Thu Jan 21, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

The Pewter Report reports Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown (knee) was absent from practice on Thursday.

-- Steelers Hosting Dwayne Haskins --
Thu Jan 21, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports free-agent QB Dwayne Haskins has a visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers today.

-- Chargers Name Joe Barry --
Thu Jan 21, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Los Angeles Chargers have named Joe Barry Defensive Passing Game Coordinator and Linebackers Coach.

-- Jaguars Name Trent Baalke General Manager --
Thu Jan 21, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have named Trent Baalke General Manager.

-- Mark Ingram Now a UFA --
Wed Jan 20, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports RB Mark Ingram passed through waivers without a claim, so he's now an unrestricted free-agent and could sign with a team still alive in the 2020 NFL postseason.

-- Patrick Mahomes Actually Limited Wednesday --
Wed Jan 20, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports when the Kansas City Chiefs first released their Wednesday injury report, QB Patrick Mahomes (concussion/toe) was listed as a full participant in practice. Mahomes is no longer listed as a full participant. The team changed the report and Mahomes is now listed as a limited participant.

-- Sign Up for Free Fantasy Newsletters! --
Wed Jan 20, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

Wondering what information we pack into our free e-mail fantasy newsletters each month? How about the latest NFL news? Or maybe the latest upgrades to our site? Previews of coming attractions? Links to the hottest pages at FFMastermind.com? Special offers made exclusively to free mailer recipients? Yes, to all of the above and occasional FREE SNEAK PEEKS into a portion of our premium services too! What are they? Only those who have signed up to receive the newsletter know and we're not telling! Just click HERE, submit the form with your e-mail address, and we'll send you exactly what we send them! You'll get your FREE SNEAK PEEKS, but most importantly, you'll be kept well informed by the Definitive Fantasy Football Information Service all year round! What more can you ask?

-- Packers Wednesday Injury Update - Lazard & Crosby Limited --
Wed Jan 20, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

The Green Bay Packers official website reports Packers LB Krys Barnes (thumb), PK Mason Crosby (shoulder), RB A.J. Dillon (quad), DL Kingsley Keke (concussion), WR Allen Lazard (wrist/back), TE Marcedes Lewis (knee), LB Za'Darius Smith (thumb), WR Equanimeous St. Brown (knee/ankle), OT Rick Wagner (knee), and RB Jamaal Williams (ankle) were limited in practice on Wednesday. S Will Redmond (knee) fully practiced.

-- Buccaneers Wednesday Injury Update - A.B. Sits; Jones, Evans, & Godwin Limited --
Wed Jan 20, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers official website reports Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown (knee) and LB Jason Pierre-Paul (knee/NIR) did not practice on Wednesday. WR Mike Evans (knee), WR Chris Godwin (quad), RB Ronald Jones (quad/finger), CB Sean Murphy-Bunting (quad), and S Jordan Whitehead (knee) were limited. DL Jeremiah Ledbetter (calf) and OG Ali Marpet (pec) fully practiced.

-- Chiefs Wednesday Injury Update - CEH & Watkins Limited; Mahomes Practices --
Wed Jan 20, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

The Kansas City Chiefs official website reports Chiefs LB Willie Gay (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. CB Bashaud Breeland (concussion/shoulder), RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle/hip), CB Rashad Fenton (foot), and WR Sammy Watkins (calf) were limited. QB Patrick Mahomes (concussion/toe) fully practiced.

-- Bills Wednesday Injury Update - Davis Sits; Diggs Limited; Bass Practices --
Wed Jan 20, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

The Buffalo Bills official website reports Bills DT Vernon Butler (quad), WR Gabriel Davis (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. WR Stefon Diggs (oblique), QB Jake Fromm (NIR), and DL Quinton Jefferson (ankle) were limited. PK Tyler Bass (hand), LB Tremaine Edmunds (hamstring), and DE Darryl Johnson (knee) fully practiced.

-- Patrick Mahomes Takes All Snaps on Wednesday --
Wed Jan 20, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Kansas City Chiefs HC Andy Reid says QB Patrick Mahomes (concussion/foot) took all the snaps in practice on Wednesday. "He feels good," Reid said. He is still in the concussion protocol, though.

-- Panthers Name Sean Ryan --
Wed Jan 20, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Carolina Panthers have named Sean Ryan Quarterbacks Coach.

-- Buccaneers Activate Kevin Minter --
Wed Jan 20, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have activated LB Kevin Minter from the reserve COVID list.

-- 17 Fantasy Football Titles! --
Wed Jan 20, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football FFMastermind.com Super Bowl premium package subscriber Michael Valders gets to the point real quick concerning his 17 Fantasy Football Titles. Patrons considering a subscription should check out what Michael has to say!

-- Saints Promote Ryan Nielsen --
Wed Jan 20, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports New Orleans Saints Defensive Line coach Ryan Nielsen has finalized a deal with GM Mickey Loomis and HC Sean Payton to stay after getting an offer to be LSU's Defensive Coordinator. He gets a new title... Assistant Head Coach.

-- Lions Officially Name Dan Campbell Head Coach --
Wed Jan 20, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Dan Campbell and the Detroit Lions have agreed to terms on a contract to make him Detroit's new head coach, source said. What was expected is now official. He gets a six-year contract.

-- Philip Rivers Retires --
Wed Jan 20, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers is retiring from the NFL after 17 seasons. "It's just time," he said.

-- Patrick Mahomes Watch --
Wed Jan 20, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports while there is optimism that Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (concussion/foot) will practice today, he remains in the NFL's concussion protocol. Mahomes will have a very light practice today as part of his plan while in the NFL concussion protocol, a source said. He could be listed as limited or DNP, but his work will ramp up during the week. Mahomes, who has no symptoms, will do some tolerance tests, too.

-- Zack Moss Undergoes Ankle Surgery --
Tue Jan 19, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Buffalo Bills RB Zack Moss (ankle) underwent a minor surgical "tight rope" procedure on his ankle this morning with Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay. Moss is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for off-season workouts and training camp.

-- Jaguars Set to Name Trent Baalke General Manager --
Tue Jan 19, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to name Trent Baalke as their new General Manager.

-- A.J. Brown Undergoes Two Knee Cleanups --
Tue Jan 19, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Tennessee Titans WR A.J. Brown (knees) recently underwent a cleanup procedure on both knees. He'll be sidelined for a few weeks, but it's nothing that should affect him for 2021.

-- A Millennial Who Won! --
Tue Jan 19, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Buccaneers IR Jack Cichy; Sign One --
Tue Jan 19, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed LB Jack Cichy (broken arm) on injured reserve and signed LB Deone Bucannon.

-- Sources: Lions to Name Aaron Glenn --
Tue Jan 19, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports sources say the Detroit Lions will name Aaron Glenn Defensive Coordinator.

-- NFL Suspends Corey Coleman --
Tue Jan 19, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the NFL has suspended free-agent WR Corey Coleman six games.

-- Ravens Release Mark Ingram --
Tue Jan 19, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Baltimore Ravens have officially waived RB Mark Ingram.

-- Patrick Mahomes Injury Update --
Tue Jan 19, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (concussion/foot) cleared certain steps Monday, "some big steps", but he remains in the NFL's concussion protocol with what is considered a concussion and it's too early to say that he definitely will play in Sunday's conference championship against the Bills, per sources. Additionally Mahomes is dealing with a foot issue, per source. That said, the Chiefs are optimistic that he can practice this week and play Sunday.

-- Charges Against Mackensie Alexander Dismissed --
Tue Jan 19, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports all charges against Cincinnati Bengals CB Mackensie Alexander related to an August battery incident have been dismissed.

-- Jets Name Two --
Tue Jan 19, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the New York Jets have named Taylor Embree Running Backs Coach and Miles Austin Wide Receivers Coach.

-- FFMastermind.com Subscribers Win Thousands! --
Tue Jan 19, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Dolphins Name Lemuel Jeanpierre --
Tue Jan 19, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Miami Dolphins have named Lemuel Jeanpierre Offensive Line Coach.

-- Michael Thomas Likely to Undergo Surgeries --
Tue Jan 19, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) is likely to have surgeries on both the torn deltoid and other injured ligaments in his high ankle this offseason, per source. He knew it was likely QB Drew Brees' last year and didn't want to miss out trying win a Super Bowl with him. Thomas often wouldn't practice all week, yet would still play in games, at much less than 100%, and with pain medication. The coaches told him even as injured as he was, they were much better off with him than without him.

-- Antonio Brown Day-to-Day --
Tue Jan 19, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown (knee), who injured his knee and underwent an MRI following the game, did not suffer a serious injury, sources say. He's considered day-to-day.

-- Falcons Name Terry Fontenot General Manager --
Tue Jan 19, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Atlanta Falcons have named Terry Fontenot General Manager.

-- Washington Set to Name Marty Hurney General Manager --
Tue Jan 19, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Washington Football Team is finalizing a deal with former Panthers GM Marty Hurney to be their new general manager. The Team should announce the move later today.

-- OBJ Going Nowhere --
Mon Jan 18, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

The Cleveland Browns official website reports Browns WR Odell Beckham (knee) received a strong indication from HC Kevin Stefanski on Monday that he will not be traded as he continues to recover from his torn anterior cruciate ligament. "I texted with him this morning. I know he's working really hard to get better in his rehab. I'm excited to get him back here," Stefanski said of Beckham on Monday.

-- Adios Mark Ingram --
Mon Jan 18, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Baltimore is releasing veteran RB Mark Ingram on Tuesday, per league sources. The move will save the Ravens $5 million against the 2021 cap and allow Ingram to get an early jump on free agency. Ingram is healthy and believes he has plenty to offer for 2021.

-- Keep Coming Back! --
Mon Jan 18, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Goff & McVay Need Marriage Counceling --
Mon Jan 18, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff and HC Sean McVay relationship needs "marriage counseling" heading into the offseason.

-- NFL Combine Changing Formats --
Mon Jan 18, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the NFL just informed clubs the 2021 scouting combine officially is changing formats, per source. No in-person workouts (pro days on campus instead), all virtual interviews and psychological testing, and limited in-person medical exams (likely in early April).

-- Buccaneers Designate Vita Vea --
Mon Jan 18, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tampa Bay Times reports the Buccaneers have designated DT Vita Vea (broken leg) for return from injured reserve. He will begin practicing Wednesday and could be activated for Sunday's NFC title game.

-- Antonio Brown Undergoing an MRI --
Mon Jan 18, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown (knee) is currently undergoing an MRI on his knee.

-- Drew Brees to Mull his Future --
Mon Jan 18, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees met with the media, more than an hour after Sunday night's season-ending loss to the Buccaneers. He was asked immediately whether he has played his last game. Prefacing the response by saying, with a smile, that he's only going to answer the question once, Brees said, "I'm gonna give myself an opportunity to think about the season, think about a lot of things, just like I did last year, and make a decision."

-- Jets Name Two More --
Mon Jan 18, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the New York Jets have named Greg Knapp Quarterbacks Coach and Rob Calabrese Pass Game Specialist.

-- 49ers Name Rich Scangarello --
Mon Jan 18, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the San Francisco 49ers have named Rich Scangarello Quarterbacks Coach.

-- Why Subscribe to FFMastermind.com? --
Mon Jan 18, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Jets Name Two --
Mon Jan 18, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the New York Jets have named Mike LaFleur Offensive Coordinator and John Benton OL Coach/Run Game Coordinator.

-- 49ers Name Two --
Mon Jan 18, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the San Francisco 49ers are officially promoting ILBs coach DeMeco Ryans to defensive coordinator and run game coordinator Mike McDaniel to offensive coordinator, a source said.

-- Teams Calling Texans About Acquiring Deshaun Watson --
Mon Jan 18, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson has not asked for a trade and the team hasn't said they'll trade him, but teams are calling, anyway. The Jets and Dolphins have been discussed publicly, but don't dismiss the Panthers being in the mix.

-- Lions Set to Name Dan Campbell --
Mon Jan 18, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Detroit Lions will finalize their deal with Saints assistant HC Dan Campbell by Wednesday to be their new head coach.

-- Patrick Mahomes Injury Update --
Mon Jan 18, 2021 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (concussion) is currently in the NFL's concussion protocol. HC Andy Reid is noncommital about Mahomes' availability for the AFC championship game, but he said the toe injury would not keep him out of the game. "I think he'll be OK with the toe part," Reid said.


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