Description: Georgia star running back, Todd Gurley, received a clean bill of health from the medical recheck at the Combine.
Insight: Gurley figures to be the first or second running back off the board and should be a viable fantasy option in his rookie year depending upon where he ends up. Gurley could go as high as No. 8 to Atlanta, but more likely ends up in Arizona, Baltimore or Dallas.
Description: Pittsburgh wideout Antonio Brown is not reporting to offseason workouts, according to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports. It's a first indication that Brown wants a new contract.
Insight: The Steelers star led all receivers in the regular season with 129 receptions for 1,698 yards and scored 14 times and became a fantasy superstar so anything that could change that status isn't good. Hopefully the two sides can work it out and the receiver is excited to be in Pittsburgh on Opening Day 2015.
Description: Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was there for the first day of offseason conditioning, according to Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland.com.
Insight: Whether Manziel can turn it around or even wether he'll be given a chance to turn it around is out of his hands, but at least it appears he's ready to buckle down and get to work. Reports of the Browns making an offer for Sam Bradford and looking at Marcus Mariota in the draft making Manziel's roster spot a question mark.
Description: Former Vikings wideout Greg Jennings has made the tour of teams, but still has no contract offer in hand, that we know of.
Insight: Jennings led Minnesota with 742 receiving yards last season, but is a man without a team. Once a fantasy stud, he's likely a third receiver at best and will have limited fantasy value no matter where he goes. He has visited New Orleans, Baltimore, Carolina and Jacksonville.
Description: Chargers tight end Antonio Gates wants to play fewer plays next season, according to Emily Kaplan of SI.com.
Insight: That's not good news for fantasy owners. Gates finished last season with 69 catches, 821 yards and 12 touchdowns, his best season since 2010. I'm sure we will hear about LaDarius Green a lot more next season.
Description: Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell has received a three-game suspension for his DUI arrest in August 2014, according to Adam Schefter.
Insight: Bell rushed for 1,361 yards and caught 83 balls for another 854 yards last season making him one of the best players in all of fantasy, so missing a trio of games will hurt. DeAngelo Williams should start those three games.
Description: Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount will be suspended one game for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
Insight: Blount and former teammate Le'Veon Bell were arrested for marijuana possession in November. Bell likely will see a slightly harsher punishment, as he was behind the wheel when the two were pulled over.
Description: Bills wideout Sammy Watkins has minor offseason hip surgery, according to Josina Anderson.
Insight: Watkins might be slowed in OTAs, but should be ready to go when camp opens. He had a pretty good rookie season all things considered with 65 receptions for 982 yards and six scores. He'll have Matt Cassell throwing to him this season, but may have to share a few targets with newly-acquired Percy Harvin.
Description: Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart is expected to play fullback next season, according to Ian Rapoport.
Insight: Gerhart was supposed to carry the running game last season, but failed miserably. He rushed for 326 yards on 102 carries and lost the job to Denard Robinson. The Jags added Bernard Pierce and got rid of fullback Bradie Ewing leaving the team without a fullback on the current roster.
Description: Wide receiver Jarrett Boykin signed a one-year deal with Carolina.
Insight: Boykin was beaten out by Davante Adams for the No. 3 receiver spot in Green Bay. He could win the job opposite Kevin Benjamin, currently owned by Jerricho Cotchery, but that still might not make him fantasy worthy.
Description: Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will be in an open competition with Jimmy Clausen, according to new head coach John Fox.
Insight: Cutler should be able to beat out Clause for the starting role, but obviously there are no guarantees. Whoever wins the job, still has a few weapons at his disposal despite the loss of Brandon Marshall. Alshon Jeffery is a rising star, Marquess Wilson is talented and he can always throw the ball to Matt Forte, the best receiving back in football.
Description: Cornerback Terence Newman has signed a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings.
Insight: The Vikings gave up just 3,572 yards through the air last season which was seventh-best, but did yield 26 touchdown passes. New head coach Mike Zimmer knows Newman from his days in Cincinnati. He's not the player he once was, but he can still be effective.
Description: Bears defensive end Jared Allen might have some trouble adapting to the Bears new 3-4 defense, according to Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun Times.
Insight: Allen has always played in a 4-3 and isn't really big enough to play DE in a 3-4. He could end up being in for a passing down package instead of every down after he posted a career-worst 5.5 sacks last season.
Description: New Eagles linebacker Kiko Alonso (torn ACL) is expected to be ready for OTAs, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer report.
Insight: The Eagles base defense wasn't very good last season, but their special teams made them a fantasy delight. A healthy Alonso alongside Mychal Kendricks will improve their defense, but that probably won't drastically change their fantasy value.
Description: Coach Tom Coughlin suggested that wide receiver Victor Cruz could miss the beginning of the 2015 season according to the New York Post.
Insight: It is the Giants goal to have him ready, but if he isn't, Odell Beckham proved he can be the team's No. 1 recever. Cruz is trying to return from a patellar tendon tear which is supposedly even tougher to come back from than ACL tears.
Description: Packers receiver Jordy Nelson is recovering from offseason hip surgery according to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Nelson should be fine in six-to-eight weeks as the operation was simply to "clean it up". Based on his numbers, it didn't appear Nelson needed to get his hip "cleaned up" as he set a team record with 1,519 receiving yards and made his first Pro Bowl. Nelson will be one of the first receivers taken this fall.
Description: Head coach Chuck Pagano called running back Frank Gore his every-down back.
Insight: That's bad news for backups Dan Herron, Vick Ballard and Zurlon Tipton. The 2014 Colts backs had just nine rushing touchdowns and Gore could get that by himself next season. Though Gore may still be able to carry the load, remember the Colts offense is Andrew Luck centric.
Description: Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce's head coach Andy Reid, expects "more and better" from his tight end in 2015, according to Will Brinson.
Insight: Kelce had 67 receptions for 862 yards and five touchdowns in 2014 and "more and better" would put him in elite TE status. having a better deep weapon in Jeremy Maclin could open the middle more, so we think its possible that he can build on last season.
Description: LeSean McCoy new head coach, Rex Ryan said he's play in third downs along with Fred Jackson.
Insight: That's good news for fantasy owners as McCoy lost some value last season to Darren Sproles. McCoy is a great screen pass receiver and the Bills should use him there as well as running the ball if they and fantasy owners are to get their money's worth.
Description: The Jags have claimed waived running back Bernard Pierce.
Insight: Pierce was arrested for a DUI early Wednesday morning, and Baltimore made a quick decision to rid themselves of him. Pierce ran for just 366 yards at a 3.9 ypc pace. He'll be hard-pressed to make the Week 1 roster.
Description: Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, released by the Chiefs after they signed Jeremy Maclin, has agreed to a two-year deal with the Cleveland Browns, according to Ian Rapoport.
Insight: Bowe's fantasy value may just go from low to lower with this move. In Kansas City at least he had a solid, though unspectacular, quarterback in Alex Smith while he'll now be catching passes from either Josh McCown or Johnny Manziel. In either case it doesn't bode well for Bowe who caught zero touchdown passes last season.
Description: Dolphins tight end Charles Clay signed a five-year $38 million offer sheet with the Buffalo Bills according to The Buffalo News.
Insight: The Dolphins applied the transition tag to Clay, which means they have the right to match any offer sheet Clay signs. Miami, however, likely didn't think Clay would get an offer this high. The deal includes $20 million guaranteed and $24.2 million over the first two years. Miami has five days to match the offer, and if they decide not to, the Dolphins will receive no compensation.
Description: Wide receiver Stevie Johnson, who spent last season in San Francisco, will stay in California, playing for San Diego in 2015 after signing a three-year deal, according to Dianna Marie Russini of NBC4 in D.C.
Insight: Johnson will be playing in a group including Keenan Allen, Malcom Floyd and Jacoby Jones. He should be the No. 2 or No. 3 guy and could have WR3 fantasy value.
Description: Numerous reports have the Oakland Raiders signing running back Trent Richardson.
Insight: Richardson has yet to prove he can be an high-quality NFL running back despite being drafted No. 3 overall in the 2012 draft. If he makes the team he would likely grab some of Latavius Murray's carries.
Description: Former Patriots DT Vince Wilfork has agreed to join the Houston Texans, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
Insight: The 33-year-old Wilfork has been one of the top interior linemen in the NFL during his career and was a solid run-stopper again last season. With Wilfork clogging up the middle and J.J. Watt on the outside, the Texans should be solid up front.
Description: Wide receiver Cecil Shorts has agreed to a deal with Houston, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
Insight: Shorts had a nice season back in 2012 (55-979-7), but his fantasy value has been slowed by poor quarterback play and injuries. He'll have similar quarterback issues in Houston. He'll also be a No. 2, at best, with DeAndre Hopkins seeing the most targets.
Description: The Titans continue to indicate that they will go with quarterback Zach Mettenberger as their starter in 2015, according to a Nashville Tennessean report.
Insight: They could have whichever rookie Tampa Bay doesn't select, likely Marcus Mariota, but it appears they are happy with Mettenberger. The Titans have added Harry Douglas to their wide receiver corps, but Mettenberg still doesn't figure to be worthy of fantasy starter status.
Description: Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has signed a multiple-year extension to stay in Pittsburgh.
Insight: His old deal was set to expire at the end of this season. Big Ben had a monster season, throwing for 4,952 yards and 32 touchdowns against just nine interceptions. He has a lot of talent around him including Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant and Le'Veon Bell, and should be a very good fantasy option again in 2015.
Description: Saints receiver Kenny Stills has been traded to the Miami Dolphins, according to ProFootballTalk.
Insight: Stills was a solid option for Drew Brees with 63 catches for 931 yards and three scores despite being the No. 3 target behind Jimmy Graham and Brandin Cooks. He'll move up in the pecking order in Miami and could be the No. 1 option.
Description: Former Raiders running back Darren McFadden has agreed to a two-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys, according to Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Insight: Fantasy owners certainly hope he's just a stop-gap measure until a "real" back can be brought into town. McFadden would certainly be better behind the Dallas offensive line than the weak Oakland line, but we assume there is a second move planned or a high draft choice to be used on a back like Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon.
Description: Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, released by the Chiefs after they signed Jeremy Maclin, is still searching for a landing spot.
Insight: Bowe could find one in Baltimore as a replacement for Torrey Smith, but that probably won't excite fantasy owners. Bowe was the top receiver in Kansas City but didn't score even once in 2014. The Ravens lost both Smith and tight end Owen Daniels so are in need of weapons for Joe Flacco. They can probably do better than Bowe.
Description: Update: The Dolphins have signed tight end Jordan Cameron.
Insight: Things continue to get weird in NFL free agency. Earlier it was reported Cameron had agreed to return to the Browns, but apparently that is not the case. Cameron will now take his talents to South Beach.
Description: The Browns have re-signed tight end Jordan Cameron to a two-year deal.
Insight: This is a big surprise, as Cameron was expected to leave after not receiving the franchise tag. Howver, after not seeing a great market, Cameron will be back with Cleveland for at least the next two seasons.
Description: Running back Ryan Mathews has finally agreed to terms with Philadelphia.
Insight: There was speculation that Mathews would move on after DeMarco Murray came into the Eagles' fold. However, that is not the case. Mathews fantasy impact will be severely limited unless there is an injury.
Description: Free agent running back DeMarco Murray has apparently gotten the money he was looking for ... in Philadelphia.
Insight: It's being reported that Murray and the Eagles have agreed to a five-year deal. This agreement puts the Ryan Mathews deal with the Eagles in limbo. Murray was the best running back in the NFL last season, but did see 497 touches which takes a toll on the body.
Description: Running back Ryan Mathews has finally agreed to terms with Philadelphia.
Insight: There was speculation that Mathews would move on after DeMarco Murray came into the Eagles' fold. However, that is not the case. Mathews fantasy impact will be severely limited unless there is an injury.
Description: Receiver Andre Johnson has signed with the Colts.
Insight: Indianapolis continues to add veterans, with Johnson being the latest addition. The Colts are a nice fit for him, as he will likely start opposite T.Y. Hilton. Johnson will be a WR3 heading into 2015.
Description: Running back Ryan Mathews and the Eagles have agreed to a three-year, $11.5 million contract according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Insight: The Eagles might not be done adding running back as the team could still draft one in the middle rounds next month. Mathews is Chip Kelly's consolation prize after he couldn't sign Mark Ingram or Frank Gore. Similar to new Philadelphia quarterback Sam Bradford, Mathews has high upside but is injury prone. He has played all 16 games just once in five NFL seasons.
Marcus Mariota, QB
3/11/2015 2:31:00 PM
Description: Eagles coach/GM Chip Kelly made it clear to the media on Wednesday that the team isn't planning to trade up for Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota.
Insight: Kelly went as far as to say, "We will never mortgage our future to go up and get someone like that." It's hard to believe Kelly, though, after he completely disassembled his offense in one week's time. At this moment in time, owever, Sam Bradford is projected to be the Eagles starting quarterback in Week 1.
Description: The Jets have traded for Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Insight: Houston re-signed Ryan Mallett and signed Brian Hoyer, so there wasn't really a place for Fitzpatrick with the Texans. While Fitzpatrick is not a splashy move, he is a big upgrade to Geno Smith. In 12 starts, Fitzpatrick threw for 17 touchdowns, eight interceptions, completed 63.1 percent of his passes and finished fourth among quarterbacks with a 7.96 yards per attempt average.
Description: Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin officially came to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs. The two sides agreed to a five-year, $55 million contract with $22.5 million guaranteed according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
Insight: With this move, the Chiefs will release receiver Dwayne Bowe to make cap space for Maclin. This deal means Maclin is the sixth highest paid receiver in the league based on annual salary. Maclin had 85 catches for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns last season, but he should see a decrease going from Chip Kelly's high-flying offense to an offense with very safe quarterback Alex Smith.
Description: Vikings re-signed running back Matt Asiata to a one-year deal.
Insight: Asiata was decent as Adrian Peterson's replacement last season, rushing for 570 yards and nine touchdowns. His fantasy value for 2015, however, obviously depends on what Minnesota does with Peterson.
Description: Wideout Brian Hartline has signed a two-year contract with the Cleveland Browns.
Insight: This isn't a big splash deal, but Hartline has a chance to be a top receiver for Josh McCown next season. By no means does that make Hartline a top fantasy wide receiver, but he has a chance to put up better stats than he had a season ago.
Description: Quarterback Sam Bradford has been traded to Philadelphia.
Insight: Bradford has been injury prone, but when healthy is pretty accurate. Still, one can't believe the Eagles are ready to play next season with Bradford and Mark Sanchez as their quarterbacks. Look for more moves or them drafting a quarterback in April.
Description: Quarterback Nick Foles (collarbone) has been traded to the St. Louis Rams.
Insight: It wasn't that long ago (2013) that Foles was playing like an MVP. But last season his performance dropped significantly and he missed the second half of the season due to injury. Foles is a better fit with the Rams and if healthy should be a solid, though unspectacular, quarterback.
Description: Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin plans to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
Insight: Although this should help Kansas City's passing game, which didn't see a single wideout score a receiving touchdown in 2014, it hurts Maclin's fantasy value. Alex Smith is extremely careful with the ball and doesn't throw down field very often. Andy Reid also spreads the ball around, but it will be interesting to see how the play calling changes with a clear No. 1 wide receiver in Reid's game plan.
Description: Ravens wideout Torrey Smith is going to sign with the San Francisco 49ers according to the Baltimore Sun.
Insight: The Baltimore Sun described the signing as a "done deal." Smith is close friends with fellow wide receiver Anquan Boldin, who won Super Bowl XLVII with Baltimore. That could have definitely played a role in Smith moving to the west coast. Meanwhile, the Baltimoe Sun has also reported Andre Johnson is a potential replacement for Smith to play alongside Steve Smith.
Description: Free agent running back Frank Gore is expected to sign with the Eagles when the new NFL year officially begins on Tuesday according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Insight: Schefter reports the deal will be for three years and includes $7.5 million guaranteed. The Eagles have an obvious hole with trading LeSean McCoy this past week, but Gore is 32 years old, so there is some risk with this signing. At least Gore has shown very little signs of wear-and-tear in his career.
Description: According to Espn's Chris Mortensen, the Dolphins have an agreement in place for defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.
Insight: It is reportedly worth $114 million with $60 million guaranteed. Miami has seemingly been the front-runner since Suh was not given the franchise tag. He will now head to the AFC, and be a force for the Dolphins' defensive line.
Description: Dallas right tackle Doug Free has agreed to a three-year deal with the team, according to Todd Archer of ESPN.
Insight: Free is part of one of the league's best offensive lines and the Cowboys had re-signing him high on their to-do list. Many think the reason Dallas may let DeMarco Murray walk is that they think the offensive line, and not the back, was the reason for the success on the ground last season.
Description: If rumors of the trade for Brandon Marshall are true, Jets wide receiver Percy Harvin is as good as gone.
Insight: If he is released before March 19, then the Jets will send the Seahawks a sixth-round draft pick. New York would also be responsible for Harvin's $10.5 million salary if he stays on the roster. That's not going to happen now.
Description: Bears wideout Brandon Marshall has apparently been traded to the Jets for a fifth-round pick, according to Adam Schefter.
Insight: Marshall dealt with ankles issues for most of last season and is a "high-maintenance" receiver, but he can also be dynamic on the field in the right situation. Fantasy owners can't be happy with this landing spot and with Geno Smith as his quarterback.
Description: Colts running back Dan Herron was re-signed on Thursday.
Insight: Herron doesn't figure to be the Opening Day starter, but he'll be a handcuff to whoever is the starter. That guy probably isn't on the current roster. Herron played well in the second half of last season and into the playoffs.
Description: Panthers tight end Greg Olsen has signed a three-year extenssion to stay put.
Insight: Olsen clearly had his best season in 2014 (84-1,008-6) and will be a top-five fantasy option for the tight end position in 2015. This is good news for Cam Newton too. He couldn't afford to lose his most reliable target.
Description: Bears wideout Brandon Marshall is apparently being offered in trade or could be released, according to a Chicago Tribune report.
Insight: Marshall dealt with ankles issues for most of last season and is a "high-maintenance" receiver, but he can also be dynamic on the field in the right situation. Fantasy owners will have to watch carefully where he lands, if this report is indeed true.
Description: Wide receiver Reggie Wayne will not be re-signed by the Colts, the team he has played for over the past 14 seasons, announced the team.
Insight: Wayne is the franchise leader in regular season games played (211) and ranks second in receptions (1,070), receiving yards (14,345), receiving touchdowns (80), 100-yard games (43) and consecutive games with a reception (134). Even if he finds another job (Denver?), his fantasy value is likely very limited.
Description: Saints wide receiver Marques Colston will restructure his contract to stay with the team next season, according to mark Garafolo of FOX Sports 1.
Insight: Colston's numbers have fallen way off from his prime (59-902-5 in 2014) and he'll likely take a backup role to Brandin Cooks and Jimmy Graham, but he can still be Drew Brees' security blanket.
Description: Patriots DT Vince Wilfork will not have his option picked up by the team, according to the lineman himself, making him a free agent
Insight: The 33-year-old Wilfork has been one of the top interior linemen in the NFL during his career and was a solid run-stopper again last season. He could still help the Pats or another team in 2015.
Description: Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is still not convinced he wants to play for the Vikings again according to ESPN.
Insight: Vikings general manager Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer flew to Houston to visit Peterson at his home. Peterson released a statement saying how much he appeciated the visit, but he did not explicitly say he wants to return to Minnesota. It is still very unclear where Peterson will play in 2015.
Description: Saints coach Sean Payton would still like to have running back Mark Ingram in New Orleans, according to a FoxSports report, but the issue is financial.
Insight: The Saints are already over the cap. Ingram had 964 rushing yards and nine touchdowns and finally showed why he was a first round selection in 2011. Ingram's fantasy value could change dramatically based on where he ends up.
Description: Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins should see his fantasy value increase if veteran Andre Johnson is traded or released as he has requested.
Insight: Hopkins saw his numbers increase dramatically in 2014 to 76 receptions, 1,210 yards and six touchdowns. Of course, there is always a danger of double teams if the Texans don't get some kind of threat on the other side of the ball, but if Johnson (146 targets) leaves, Hopkins wouls certainly see more than last season's 127 targets.
Description: Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne will try his hand at American football, signing a deal with the San Francisco 49ers.
Insight: Twice named the best player in the National Rugby League, he'll have a tough road to gain any fantasy value with Frank Gore and Carlos Hyde at the top of the 49ers depth chart. He is 6-foot-2 and 226 lbs and ran a 4.53 40 at his Pro Day.
Description: Jphn McClain of the Hoston Chronical is reporting that Texans receiver Andre Johnson will either be traded or released.
Insight: Johnson has been given permission to seek a trade, with DeAndre Hopkins locked in as Houstons top wideout. It may be tough to deal Johnson with a $10.5 million base salary in 2015, but no matter what, it looks like the Texans' all-time leading receiver will be playing elsewhere for the first time next season.
Description: Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin was not given the franchise tag on Monday's deadline.
Insight: It is a bit of a surprise that Philadelphia did not assure themselves of bringing him back. Nevertheless, Maclin is expected back with the Eagles, although the chances in him leaving have just increased.
Description: New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski was slapped with the franchise tag.
Insight: This is noteworthy because he was the top point-getter among kickers in 2014. For all intents and purposes, Gostkowski will be back in New England in 2015, and he will be a top option yet again.
Description: The Dolphins have assigned the transition tag to tight end Charles Clay.
Insight: Using the transition tag instead of the franchise tag saves Miami $1.27 million. The Dolphins will now have the right ro match any offer Clay signs, but will receive no compensation if he walks. It is likely Clay will be back in South Beach for the 2015 campaign.
Description: Cowboys Vice President Stephen Jones said the talks with free agent running back DeMarco Murray have been "slow", and he will hit the open market according to FOX Sports Southwest.
Insight: Murray and the Cowboys couldn't reach a long-term deal, and with the franchise tag going to wide receiver Dez Bryant, Dallas has no choice but to let Murray go. That doesn't mean the Cowboys are out of the running for re-signing Murray, but it will become harder. Murray is 27 years old and should go for the big pay day.
Description: Cowboys Vice President Stephen Jones confirmed the team would have to use the franchise tag on wide receiver Dez Bryant according to FOX Sports Southwest.
Insight: This was expected. The tag would mean Bryant would make about $13 million unless the two sides came to a long-term agreement before July 15. This also means the Cowboys are going to let DeMarco Murray hit the open market.
Description: The Browns have signed quarterback Josh McCown to a three-year contract.
Insight: This will likely end Brian Hoyer's tenure in Cleveland. McCown will fight for the starting job with Johnny Manziel, but really does not excite you from a fantasy perspective, even if he wins the job.
Description: The Falcons released running back Steven Jackson.
Insight: Jackson will have trouble finding work, but could have a chance to earn a roster spot as a backup. He likely will not be relevant in 2015 no matter what. For now, Devonta Freeman is atop the depth chart in Atlanta.
Description: CBS Sports reports the Jaguars will make a strong push for defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.
Insight: The Jaguars have a lot of cash with big-spending owner Shad Khan, so Jacksonville has been linked to several big free agent stars, including Randall Cobb and Julius Thomas. Suh would be a perfect fit for Gus Bradley's defense. Suh will make a lot of money wherever he goes.
Jameis Winston, QB
2/25/2015 2:47:00 PM
Description: Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston admitted to Sports Illustrated that his dream is to play in both the NFL and MLB.
Insight: Winston played both baseball and football in college, and the Texas Rangers drafted him in the 15th round in 2012. Winston said he is concentrating on playing just football right now, but Bleacher Report has reported Winston will likely play baseball at some point. As if the Buccaneers didn't have enough to think about, here is one more thing.
Description: The Giants released running back Peyton Hillis.
Insight: Hillis is the definition of a one-hit wonder, rushing for 1,177 yards in 2010 with the Browns and just 1,258 in the four years since then. Hillis has also seen his last two seasons end with concussions.
Description: The Ravens released receiver/return specialist Jacoby Jones.
Insight: Baltimore will save $750,000 against the cap with this move unless they designate him as a post-June 1 cut. In that case, the Ravens would save $2.5 million against the cap for 2015. With just being a return man, Jones wasn't worth the new contract he signed last March which was four-years, $12 million.
Description: A report in the Denver Post has Broncos tight end Julius Thomas as not likely to re-sign with the team.
Insight: Denver has 12 unrestricted free agents in all and Demaryius Thomas tops the list as a must sign. Julius Thomas appears to be headed elsewhere as the team won't be able to meet his high salary request. Jacksonville or Atlanta could be his landing spot.
Description: Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams has been released, according to Molly Grantham of WBTV.
Insight: Williams rushed for just 219 yards this season. That's a far cry from the 1,515 yards and league-leading 18 touchdowns in 2008. He played just six games due to injury. This move should help Jonathan Stewart for next season.
Description: Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins admitted to having wrist surgery after the season, reports Josh Alper of Profootballtalk.
Insight: Hopkins had a rod and pin put in the wrist and recently had them removed. He was a breakout receiver in 2014, catching 76 balls for 1,210 yards and six touchdowns despite the team's obvious quarterback issues. He should be ready for training camp.
Description: Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said he expects Adrian Peterson to be on the team next season.
Insight: Essentially the entire Vikings' front office has voiced support for Peterson, making it look likely that he will be back with Minnesota. The team may want to trim his $15.4 million against the cap for 2015.
Description: Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald is close to a new deal with Arizona, according to Adam Schefter.
Insight: It would be a new multi-year contract, and would keep Fitzgerald in Arizona for the rest of his career. While it will be nice to see him finish his career with the Cardinals, Fitzgerald is more of a WR3 these days.
Description: Drew Dougherty of the Texans' official website believes quarterback Ryan Mallett (pectoral injury, free agent) will be the team's Opening Day starter.
Insight: It's February so a lot can happen between now an September, including a draft and a free agent signing period, but the Texans QB position comes with a couple of solid receivers and a great running back.
Description: 49ers free agent tunning back Frank Gore apparently isn't on the same page as management when it comes to signing a contract, according to his own Instagram page.
Insight: "I know the fans love me, but I need to know if the management does," said Gore, who has rushed for more than 1,100 yards the past foru seasons. If the rift continues, Gore's backup Carlos Hyde could be a keeper.
Description: Former Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown left his Buffalo visit without a contract offer.
Insight: McCown lasted just one season in Tampa Bay, after playing well in a substitute role in Chicago. He isn't likely to land a starting job, though his best hope is probably in Buffalo where he would have to beat out E.J. Manuel.
Description: Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was given verbal support by his owner, Jimmy Haslam, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Insight: Manziel's rookie season was a nightmare for both the Browns and any fantasy owners who took the gamble on him, but it appears he may still get one more chance in Cleveland. That said, fantasy owners probably should run far away.
Description: Giants running back David Wilson had retired from football in August due to a neck injury, but New York officially waived him Wednesday as part of a cap space procedure move.
Insight: Wilson was a first-round of the Giants in 2012. he showed exciting talent as both a kicker returner and a runner, but the 23-year-old will finish with just 115 career carries (504 yards rushing) in two seasons.
Description: Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is expected to receive a two-game suspension for his DUI arrest in August 2014, according to John Clayton.
Insight: Bell rushed for 1,361 yards and caught 83 balls for another 854 yards last season making him one of the best players in all of fantasy, so missing a couple of games will hurt. That's 15 percent of a typical fantasy regular season.
Description: Jets wide receiver Percy Harvin will likely be released before March 19 according to ESPN New York.
Insight: If he is released before March 19, then the Jets will send the Seahawks a sixth-round draft pick, but if Harvin stays on the roster after that date, then New York will be giving Seattle a fourth-round selection. New York will also be responsible for Harvin's $10.5 million salary if he stays on the roster.
Description: The 49ers offense could see major changes in 2015 according to the Sacramento Bee.
Insight: San Francisco is expected to return to the read-option. Colin Kaepernick had a career-high 639 rushing yards last season, but most of that came when Kaepernick was running for his life. This is good news for Kaepernick's fantasy value as he pretty much proved he can't be a conventional pocket passer. He threw for 3,369 yards, 19 touchdowns, 10 interceptions and took 52 sacks.
Description: Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel checked himself into a treatment facility, according to Mary Kay Cabot Browns beatwriter for Plain Dealer.
Insight: We don't know the reason for the treatment, but anything that can help him be a better person and football player is welcomed. His rookie season was a nightmare for both the Browns and any fantasy owners who took the gamble on him.
Description: Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane's wrist injury turns out for be a compound fracture.
Insight: Lane intercepted Tom Brady's pass into the end zone on New England's second drive of the game, but Lane hurt his wrist when Julian Edelman tackled him. The Seahawks secondary sorely missed him down the stretch. He should be fine for next season.
Description: Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught six passes for 68 yards and a touchdown to help the Patriots win Super Bowl XLIX, 28-24.
Insight: Seattle held Gronkowski in check for much of the first half, and then the tight end caught a 22-yard touchdown pass with 31 seconds left in the second quarter. This was Gronkowski's first Super Bowl win.
Description: Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse channeled his inner David Tyree, making one of the most improbable catches in Super Bowl history.
Insight: On the final drive with about a minute remaining, the Patriots defender knocked Kearse to the ground, but the ball knocked around several different body parts, never touching the ground, and Kearse reeling in the ball. It set up Seattle with first-and-goal, but rookie Malcolm Butler intercepted Russell Wilson to seal the, 28-24, victory.
Description: Patriots running back Shane Vereen had 81 yards from scrimmage in Super Bowl XLIX.
Insight: Vereen had 11 receptions for 64 yards. Seattle's defense played pretty well, intercepting two passes, but they really didn't find a way to stop Vereen and Julian Edelman. It cost them in the end.
Description: Patriots wideout Julian Edelman could have easily won Super Bowl MVP.
Insight: No one will argue Tom Brady didn't deserve MVP, but Edelman had a tremendous performance, catching nine passes for 109 yards and a touchdown. Seattle really had no answer for New England's short passing game.
Description: Seahawks wide receiver Chris Matthews released his inner Mario Manningham, having a tremendous performance in Super Bowl XLIX.
Insight: Matthews had never caught a pass in the NFL before and caught four passes for 109 yards with a touchdown. It was clear that his size was going to be an advantage especially in the red zone. Matthews performance will likely be forgotten due to the final result of the game, but fantasy owners should keep an eye on him because the rest of the Seattle receiving core is very average.
Description: Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch had 24 carries for 102 yards and a touchdown versus the Patriots, but he is likely upset he didn't get one more yard.
Insight: Seattle was on the Patriots 1-yard line on second down with about 25 seconds to go, and the Seahawks elected to put the ball in the air rather than pound the rock with Lynch one more time. Lynch was unstoppable in the second half. Russell Wilson threw a game-ending interception. Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and coach Pete Carroll will have to live with that decision for the rest of their lives.
Description: Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount averaged just 2.9 yards per attempt versus the Seahawks in the Super Bowl.
Insight: Blount had 40 yards on 14 carries, which was a bit surprising based on the success the Panthers and Packers had running the ball versus the Seahawks in the playoffs. However, Tom Brady did enough through the air to win the game.
Description: Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw a very, very costly interception in the final minute of Super Bowl XLIX.
Insight: Wilson was just 12-of-21 with 247 yards, but he continued to make big plays to keep Seattle in the game. They were able to built a 10-point lead in the third quarter but failed to put away the Patriots. On the final drive with about 25 seconds left in the game, the Seahawks elected to pass from the Patriots 1-yard line instead of run it again with Marshawn Lynch. Wilson threw an interception to clinch the Patriots fourth Super Bowl victory in 14 years.
Description: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady won his fourth Super Bowl and third Super Bowl MVP.
Insight: Brady was 37-of-50 for 328 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. He rallied New England from 10 points down in the fourth quarter, leading two fourth quarter touchdown drives. Brady is now tied with Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw for most Super Bowls by a starting quarterback. He is also tied with Montana for the most Super Bowl MVP awards.
Description: Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. won the 2014 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award.
Insight: No surprise here. In 12 games, Beckham gained 1,305 yards with 91 catches. He was about the surest thing in daily leagues as he finished the year with nine straight games of at least 90 receiving yards, which tied the NFL record. Beckham will be one of the first 10 receivers taken in fantasy drafts then season barring any injuries. He may even go top five.
Description: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers won the 2014 NFL Most Valuable Player Award.
Insight: This is the second time in four years Rodgers won the league MVP award. Rodgers was incredible this season, throwing for 4,381 yards, 38 touchdowns and just five interceptions. Rodgers hasn't throw an interception at home in over two seasons. He is the obvious choice to be the No. 1 quarterback taken in fantasy drafts next season.
Description: Cardinals coach Bruce Arians "desperately" wants receiver Larry Fitzgerald back in Arizona according to azcardinals.com.
Insight: Fitzgerald likely wants to stay in Arizona too, but his decision of whether or not to move on is going to come down to whether he is willing to take a pay cut. He is set to count $23.6 million towards the cap figure in 2015. Arizona will have to cut him in March to avoid paying his $8 million roster bonus. This news is actually good because three weeks ago, everyone was saying Fitzgerald would definitely not be in Arizona. Although it's possible he stays in the desert, it still seems more likely the two sides part ways.
Description: Dallas owner Jerry Jones seems "destined" to franchise tag wide receiver Dez Bryant according to ESPN Dallas.
Insight: The price to tag Bryant would be about $13 million. Dallas wants to lock up Bryant long term, but ESPN Dallas doubts the team and Bryant will be able to reach a deal prior to free agency starting on March 10.
Description: Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell's hyperextended knee, that cost him a chance to help his team against Baltimore in a playoff loss is rounding back into shape.
Insight: Bell also missed the Pro Bowl, but claims he's 85-90 percent at this point. As long as the budding superstar is ready for training camp his fantasy owners will be happy. Bell rushed for 1,361 yards and caught 83 balls for another 854 yards last season.
Description: Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman isn't just dealing with a sprained left elbow, he's also on a baby watch.
Insight: Sherman's girlfriend is do this week, so she along with her doctor are in Arizona just in case so the cornerback won't have to fly back home to Seattle if his son is born. Now if his son will just give him about a four-hour window late Sunday afternoon it will work out for everyone involved.
Description: Wide receiver Justin Blackmon will return to the Jaguars in 2015 according to FOX Sports' Alex Marvez.
Insight: Just as Josh Gordon fails another drug test, it is announced that Blackmon will likely return. General manager Dave Caldwell said in December he heard good things about Blackmon's substance abuse recovery, but there is still no specific date for reinstatement. If he does return, Blackmon will be a big boost for quarterback Blake Bortles.
Description: Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon failed a test for alcohol and will be facing a year-long suspension according to Profootballtalk's Mike Florio.
Insight: To the common fan, alcohol doesn't seem like as big of a deal as marijuana, but Gordon was prohibited from alcohol consumption as part of his DUI treatment plan from July. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the NFL substance abuse policy is "extremely strict" and clear, so Gordon will wait until 2016 to be back on the field. He will be 25 by then. Gordon led the league in receiving at 22.
Description: Buccaneers tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins should be on the sleeper watch for next season.
Insight: New Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter praised the talent he has to work with on offense in Tampa Bay and included Seferian-Jenkins. Koetter worked with Tony Gonzalez in Atlanta for two years, so he definitely knows how to incorporate a big, pass-catching tight end. Seferian-Jenkins is 6-foot-5 and 262 pounds with blazing speed. For owners who love to take flier tight ends late in drafts, this might be the best guy to take next season.
Description: Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning plans to return for another season according to Denver Post's Woody Paige.
Insight: Paige is a well-respected Denver sports journalist and cites "three trustworthy sources" in his report. Paige says as long as Manning passes his annual spring physical, he will be back with the team in 2015 under new coordinator Gary Kubiak. That should make all fantasy owners happy.
Description: Oakland hired Bill Musgrave to be their offensive coordinator.
Insight: Musgrave was the Eagles quarterback coach in 2014 and was the Vikings offensive coordinator under coach Leslie Frazier. Quarterback Nick Foles took major steps back with Musgrave after his breakout season with former quarterback coach Bill Lazor, who became the Dolphins offensive coordinator this season. One good news for fantasy owners, Musgrave used Adrian Peterson a lot in Minnesota, so that could be great for Latavius Murray owners.
Description: Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman's MRI indicated he has a sprained left elbow according to Albert Breer of NFL Network.
Insight: As expected, Sherman suffered an injury in his left arm. He could move the arm during the second part of the second half, but he played through the injury and plans to do the same versus the Patriots. It will be interesting to see how much Patriots quarterback Tom Brady tests the potentially one-armed Sherman.
Description: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady led New England to a victory Sunday versus Indianapolis.
Insight: Brady was on target, going 23-of-35 for 226 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. He also had three carries for 13 yards. Brady will look to win his fourth Super Bowl during his sixth appearance.
Description: Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson somehow overcame four interceptions, and lead a furious comeback Sunday versus Green Bay.
Insight: He threw for 209 yards and rushed for 25 more. Wilson came alive in fourth quarter and overtime, where he rushed for a score, and ended the game on a 35-yard touchdown pass to Jermaine Kearse.
Description: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is active for Sunday's NFC Championship game against Seattle.
Insight: You were expecting some thing else? Rodgers played just fine with his strained calf last Sunday going 24-for-35 for 217 yards and three touchdowns versus the Cowboys. He'll be put to a much tougher test today against Seattle and some ugly weather.
Description: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was limited in practice Thursday.
Insight: Rodgers played just fine with his strained calf last Sunday going 24-for-35 for 217 yards and three touchdowns versus the Cowboys. He has a much tougher assignment this week against the best defense in football - Seattle.
Description: For those keeper league owners assuming that Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray is a top keeper option - beware.
Insight: Murray is a free agent so may not be running behind the strong Dallas offensive line next season. This season he was a workhorse, rushing the ball a total of 436 times including the playoffs and catching 61 balls. That's 497 touches! He could be overworked too.