Daily Dose: Finely Polished

Daily Dose: Finely Polished
Nate Grimm talks Matt Shoemaker's surprising rookie campaign, Hyun-Jin Ryu's return to the mound and some deadline deals in Monday's Daily Dose.
read more

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Video Center

  •  
    CFB: Opening weekend

    CFB: Opening weekend
  •  
    Rookie Watch: WR Benjamin

    Rookie Watch: WR Benjamin
  •  
    Rookie Watch: RB Freeman

    Rookie Watch: RB Freeman
  •  
    Rookie Watch: RB Sankey

    Rookie Watch: RB Sankey
  •  
    Levitan: Sleeper options

    Levitan: Sleeper options
  •  
    Value: WR Brandin Cooks

    Value: WR Brandin Cooks
  •  
    Value: WR Jordan Matthews

    Value: WR Jordan Matthews
  •  
    A&M - So. Carolina preview

    A&M - So. Carolina preview
 

Player News

View Rss Feeds

Odell Beckham (hamstring) was working on the side with trainers during Monday's practice.

Sep 1 - 10:31 AM

Titans signed OLB Quentin Groves.

Groves, 30, was cut by the Browns in June and then by the Texans on Saturday. Now he's reunited with DC Ray Horton and head coach Ken Whisenhunt, who he played for in Arizona in 2012. Groves will be a special teamer and reserve pass-rusher for the Titans.
Sep 1 - 10:27 AM

The new Bucs coaching staff has reportedly changed their opinion on Doug Martin as a pass-catcher.

The Lovie Smith regime came to Tampa thinking they needed to find a passing back, which led to the selection of Charles Sims at No. 69 overall. But that opinion "changed in a big way after Martin used training camp and the preseason to show his versatility." Now Sims (ankle) is out until at least Week 10, Martin is shaping up as a three-down back and the Bucs have added a nasty run-blocker in Logan Mankins. The Muscle Hamster's arrow is pointing up.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 1 - 10:09 AM

Marques Colston says he feels healthier than he has in the last two years.

Colston has only missed one game over the last two seasons, but has been limited at times by foot woes. They appear to be in the rear-view mirror now, making him a value at his current late sixth-round ADP. In the third preseason game, Drew Brees targeted Colston four times in the first quarter, producing two catches and a 13-yard touchdown.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 1 - 10:00 AM

The Bears have reportedly tweaked their scheme "to find creative ways to put [Brandon] Marshall in more advantageous matchups."

Marshall is saying 2014 will be his Michael Jackson "Thriller" season. It makes sense, as he's not coming off any surgery for the first time in recent memory and has Bromance partner Jay Cutler fully healthy. Most importantly, he's in Year 2 with dominant passing game guru Marc Trestman at the controls. Marshall, still in his prime at age 30, is a very realistic candidate for a third straight 100-catch season.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 1 - 9:52 AM

Coaches have told ESPN's Dan Graziano that Andre Williams is "still a bit too raw for them to count on him extensively, at least at the beginning of the season."

Rashad Jennings is shaping up as both the passing back and the primary ball carrier for the Giants. Williams will sprinkle in little for short-yardage, change-of-pace and goal-line work. We're not blown away by Jennings' raw talent, but there aren't many three-down workhorse backs left in the league. His current ADP is in the late-third or early-fourth round.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 1 - 9:45 AM

James Starks has reportedly struggled on third downs.

Eddie Lacy, an underrated receiver, will be a three-down back this season. If he were to get injured, Starks would assume the primary two-down and short-yardage work, while DuJuan Harris would step in as the third-down back and change-of-pace option. Starks remains the preferred handcuff for Lacy owners because he'd be getting the touchdown opportunities in one of the league's best offenses.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 1 - 9:39 AM

ESPN Dallas says the focus on the run game is "real for the Cowboys, not just words."

With a potentially dominant offensive line and a special runner in DeMarco Murray, the Cowboys project to be very effective running the ball this season. That's obviously good news for Murray, and he won't fall off the map when the defense causes shootouts either. New playcaller Scott Linehan loves throwing to his running backs and Murray is strong as a receiver. He's our No. 7 overall fantasy running back.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 1 - 9:33 AM
More Player News

Football Forums