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-- 2016 NFL Draft: Top 10 Picks --
Thu Apr 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football The following is a list of the first 10 picks of the first round from this week's NFL draft. Be sure to look for analysis covering the following players and the rest of the draft here at FFMastermind.com very shortly...

  1. Los Angeles Rams - QB Jared Goff, California
  2. Philadelphia Eagles - QB Carson Wentz, North Dakota State
  3. San Diego Chargers - DE Joey Bosa, Ohio State
  4. Dallas Cowboys - RB Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State
  5. Jacksonville Jaguars - CB Jalen Ramsey, Florida State
  6. Baltimore Ravens - OT Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame
  7. San Francisco 49ers - DE DeForest Buckner, Oregon
  8. Tennessee Titans - OT Jack Conklin, Michigan State
  9. Chicago Bears - LB Leonard Floyd, Georgia
  10. New York Giants - CB Eli Apple, Ohio State


-- Tom Brady's Four-Game Suspension Reinstated, But... --
Mon Apr 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the U.S. Appeals court has reinstated New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's four-game suspension as a result of Deflategate. Brady is far from willing to accept this result, and is checking with his legal team to consider his options.


-- Play to Win $300,000 in the 2016 FFPC Main Event! --
Sat Apr 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Free Madness Rookie Draft Reference Guide Sneak Peek! --
Mon Apr 18, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- 2016 Madness NFL Rookie Draft Reference Guide Released! --
Mon Apr 18, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- SBFSTA Fights To Save Fantasy --
Thu Mar 31, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football An existential battle is being waged in the state capitols across the country with the future of the fantasy sports industry hanging in the balance. The landscape of our hobby may be changed forever, and Fantasy Football Mastermind and other fantasy sports companies are not going to sitting idly by without having our voices heard. The Small Businesses of Fantasy Sports (SBFSTA) is a new trade association whose purpose is to protect the collective existence of small businesses within the fantasy sports industry and ensure that fantasy players worldwide always have options when it comes to playing fantasy sports. Unless we act now. The SBFSTA cannot do it alone. Its need help from you: The Players. We are asking fantasy players to please donate to this non-profit organization. Your donation helps to fund this battle and will pay for the lobbying and media we need to get our voices heard. The better financed the Small Businesses of Fantasy Sports Trade Association is, the more change we can affect in every state. The SBFSTA will fight for your rights to continue playing fantasy sports where you want and when you want. Do not let fantasy sports become a DFS duopoly where only two Goliaths are left standing. Please CLICK HERE and support our efforts. Donate what you can, and as often as you can. We also encourage you to spread the word to your fellow fantasy players. Together, we will save our great hobby for everyone across the nation.


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Thu Mar 3, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Geno Smith to Open as Starter for OTAs --
Sat Apr 30, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The New York Daily News reports Jets HC Bowles says... "Geno is first team. We're still working to get Fitzpatrick back. Geno will go into OTAs as the starter"

-- Jets Still Want to Re-Sign Ryan Fitzpatrick --
Fri Apr 29, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The New York Jets official website reports Jets GM Mike Maccagnan commented on drafting Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg today: "It doesn't change anything as far as our approach to Ryan." The goal remains to re-sign free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.

-- Jets Haven't Talked to Ryan Fitzpatrick in Weeks --
Fri Apr 29, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the last time the New York Jets and free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick had any meaningful talks was, in words of one source, weeks ago.

-- Gase: Jay Ajayi is Starting RB --
Fri Apr 29, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Miami Herald reports Dolphins HC Adam Gase says he views RB Jay Ajayi as his starting RB. "He knows he’s the starter," Gase said. "He’s showing me a lot of great things."

-- FFMastermind Wins $10,000 in the 2015 FFPC High Stakes Fantasy Football Main Event! --
Fri Apr 29, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Team FFMastermind.com and The Doomsday Blasters, two teams led by Michael Nazarek and Dr. Gil Brovar, won $10,000 in the 2015 FFPC High Stakes Main Event this past season. The winner of this prestigious event wins $300,000!

-- Myles Jack Doesn't Need Micro-Fracture Surgery --
Fri Apr 29, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Dr. James Andrews, who examined UCLA LB Myles Jack in December, said today that he does not need micro-fracture surgery.

-- Rams Would Shed a QB Not Named Goff --
Fri Apr 29, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Los Angeles Rams would listen to trade offers for QB Case Keenum in addition to QB Nick Foles.

-- Eugene Monroe Going Nowhere --
Fri Apr 29, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Baltimore Ravens are not expected to release OT Eugene Monroe.

-- Eagles Have Not Spoken to Sam Bradford --
Fri Apr 29, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Philadelphia Eagles HC Doug Pederson insists that QB Sam Bradford is “our guy,” and as soon as he actually talks to his expensive free agent quarterback, he’ll tell him that. Of course, he hasn’t spoken with Bradford since they traded for the No. 2 overall pick so they could grab QB Carson Wentz, and Bradford demanded a trade and said he wouldn’t be coming back to work in Philadelphia, so that’s kind of complicating things. “Well, right now we’re still in April, we’re beginning phases of our OTAs coming up in May,” Pederson said in an interview, via CSNPhilly.com. “I’ve said all along Sam’s our guy, he’s my guy, and he’s a part of the Philadelphia Eagles, and it’s just unfortunate where we are right now. But the thing is once he’s here, he’s our guy. Because it’s a voluntary offseason program there’s not a whole lot we can do. But at the same time we just know we want him to be a part of the Philadelphia Eagles this year.”

-- Seahawks Release One --
Fri Apr 29, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Seattle Seahawks have waived QB Phillip Sims.

-- How Ryan Fitzpatrick Lost Leverage --
Fri Apr 29, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New York Jets' decision to pass on QB Paxton Lynch may have an immediate impact on their current quarterback situation -- i.e., the QB Ryan Fitzpatrick contract impasse. Here's how: Shortly after the pick, Broncos GM John Elway said the team's pursuit of QB Colin Kaepernick is "probably over." Elway said he still could add another quarterback to his depth chart, likely a veteran to join QB Mark Sanchez and Lynch, but it won't be a big buy. If there was any chance of the Broncos making a serious play for Fitzpatrick, a free agent, it's all but gone now. It means his market has dried up. The Broncos made their major acquisition, as did the Los Angeles Rams, another team that sought to stabilize its quarterback situation. The Rams got their man by drafting QB Jared Goff with the first overall pick. The Jets are the only team displaying a "Help Wanted" sign. For Fitzpatrick, it's the Jets or bust. Fitzpatrick would rather not play at all than play for the Jets' current contract offer. That would be a drastic stance by Fitzpatrick. This much is certain: The Jets have a job opening and Fitzpatrick needs a job. If the situation remains unchanged through the draft -- if the Jets don't add a veteran quarterback -- it'll leave them and Fitzpatrick on the dance floor, each waiting for the other to make the first move. At some point, the Jets will run out of patience and look elsewhere, perhaps free agent QB Brian Hoyer. The Jets have other choices -- not great ones, but they have choices. Fitzpatrick doesn't -- unless he decides to use his Harvard education to get a real job.

-- Jimmy Smith Out Another 4-6 Weeks --
Fri Apr 29, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Baltimore Sun reports Ravens CB Jimmy Smith (foot) will have surgery this week to get the screws taken out from previous procedure. The team expects him to be out 4-6 weeks.

-- Why Subscribe to FFMastermind.com? --
Fri Apr 29, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Quinton Patton Injured --
Fri Apr 29, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Mercury News reports 49ers WR Quinton Patton had a cast on his right arm because of an unknown injury, he and was mostly an observer during mini-camp practices. Patton had a career-high 30 receptions last season, tied with TE Vance McDonald for third-most on the team.

-- Hue Jackson Praises Corey Coleman --
Fri Apr 29, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Plain Dealer reports Browns HC Hue Jackson absolutely loves first-round draft pick WR Corey Coleman. "We were able to add a very dynamic football player to our team,'' said Jackson. "What a tremendous athlete and the suddenness and quickness. ... This guy's arrow is just going to go through the roof. ... He scores touchdowns. The guy, he can light it up from anywhere on the field, like I said, by catching it and running with it. He has the ability to score the ball, and that's something we need to improve on."

-- Redskins WR Watch --
Fri Apr 29, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Washington Redskins didn’t have an immediate need at receiver, with WR DeSean Jackson, WR Pierre Garcon and WR Jamison Crowder their top three. However, both Jackson and Garcon are in the final year of their contracts, so drafting WR Josh Doctson gives the Redskins a younger, cheaper alternative already in place -- and a talented one. Doctson gives QB Kirk Cousins another young weapon. If the Redskins keep both Garcon and Jackson, it certainly gives them insurance if something happens; the offense suffered when Jackson missed seven games last season. At 6-foot-2, Doctson offers good size -- the Redskins' tallest wideout is Garcon at 6-foot -- and does an excellent job going after the ball, allowing him to play a little taller. GM Scot McCloughan can say he stuck by his board and took the best available player. For a long time, even those in the organization who loved Doctson were convinced the Redskins wouldn’t draft him. But it’s a move that can provide big help. The Redskins have only about $4 million in cap space available after signing CB Josh Norman last week. And they have two expensive receivers in Jackson ($9.25 million) and Garcon ($10.2 million). The Redskins like Garcon quite a bit, but cutting him would save the Redskins $8 million. However, a source said nothing will change for Garcon. If nothing else, the addition of Doctson allows the Redskins to move on after this season from either Garcon or Jackson.

-- Jets Not Planning to Trade Muhammad Wilkerson --
Thu Apr 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New York Jets are not planning to trade franchised Pro Bowl DE Muhammad Wilkerson. "I don't envision that happening," GM Mike Maccagnan said late Thursday night after picking LB Darron Lee in the first round of the NFL draft.

-- Broncos No Longer Interested in Colin Kaepernick --
Thu Apr 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

9News in Denver reports Denver Broncos GM John Elway says the team will no longer pursue 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick after drafting Memphis QB Paxton Lynch with the 26th overall pick in the first round of today's NFL draft.

-- Shaq Lawson Needs Shoulder Surgery, But... --
Thu Apr 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Buffalo Bills first-round draft pick DE Shaq Lawson will need shoulder surgery that sidelines him 4-6 months at some point, probably after next season, per sources.

-- Cowboys & Browns Looking to Move Up in Draft --
Thu Apr 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Dallas Cowboys and Cleveland Browns have made calls in an effort to trade back into the first round of tonight's NFL draft.

-- A Magic Act in 2010 --
Thu Apr 28, 2016 --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!

-- Seahawks Sign One --
Thu Apr 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Seattle Times reports the Seahawks have signed free-agent DE Tavaris Barnes to a one-year contract.

-- Rams Want to Trade Nick Foles --
Thu Apr 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Los Angeles Rams hope to trade QB Nick Foles at some point.

-- Ryan Fitzpatrick Still Not Happy With Offer --
Thu Apr 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has told people he would rather not play football than play for the New York Jets at their latest contract offer.

-- Seahawks Sign One --
Thu Apr 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Seattle Times reports the Seahawks have signed free-agent TE Brandon Williams to a one-year contract.

-- Mark Davis Pledges $500 Million to Move Raiders to Las Vegas --
Thu Apr 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports owner Mark Davis in Las Vegas today said the Raiders, so long as finances are sound on other end, are ready to contribute $500 million to stadium project. He said he wants to turn Nevada, "the Silver State into the Silver and Black State."

-- Joe Thomas Going Nowhere --
Thu Apr 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Cleveland Browns OT Joe Thomas said last night team officials have told him that they have "no plans" to trade him.

-- Justin Blackmon Pleads Guilty to DUI --
Thu Apr 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

TMZ.com reports suspended Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon pleaded guilty to driving under the influence on Wednesday. Blackmon is now facing prison time and will be sentenced in June.

-- 2016 EarlyBird Premium Rates Continue! --
Thu Apr 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Cowboys Re-Sign Ronald Leary, But... --
Thu Apr 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Dallas Cowboys OG Ronald Leary signed his restricted free-agent second-round tender in hopes to facilitate a trade this weekend, per source.

-- Dolphins Release Five --
Thu Apr 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Miami Dolphins have waived DB Damarr Aultman, WR Tyler Davis, WR Robert Herron, DT Robert Thomas III, and LB Terrell Manning.

-- Alshon Jeffery Contract Watch --
Thu Apr 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Chicago Bears official website reports the Bears are continuing to negotiate a long-term contract with WR Alshon Jeffery. "We continue to talk with his agency and it's still been cordial and it's been productive, but not a lot of new information there," GM Ryan Pace said Wednesday during his pre-draft press conference. Jeffery has signed the franchise tender he received from the Bears, guaranteeing him a contract for the 2016 season that's equal to the average of the NFL's five highest paid receivers. The two sides have until July 15 to reach a long-term agreement. While the Bears kicked off their voluntary offseason program April 18, Jeffery has been working out in Florida. "We've been in communication with him, but he's in Florida now, training down there," Pace said. "In a perfect world, would we like him to be here with his teammates and building those relationships? Sure. But I also understand it's voluntary and that's the action he's chosen to take."

-- Von Miller Contract Watch --
Thu Apr 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

AP reports franchised LB Von Miller said he is optimistic he will soon have a long-term contract with the Denver Broncos. During an appearance at his charity event Wednesday night, Miller said, "I'm expecting a deal any day. That's just the mindset I have."

-- Broncos Don't Expect Eagles to Trade Sam Bradford --
Thu Apr 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Denver Broncos do not expect the Philadelphia Eagles to trade QB Sam Bradford to them or to any team, per sources. The Broncos are now mulling other quarterbacking options.

-- NFL Unlikely to Talk Settlement in Tom Brady's Case --
Wed Apr 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the NFL doesn't see any need to reopen settlement talks with New England Patriots QB Tom Brady and the NFL Players Association regarding Brady's four-game suspension, a league source said. The source said the NFL doesn't believe the NFLPA or anyone from Brady's camp has provided a reason to renew settlement discussions after the suspension was upheld by a federal appeals court earlier this week. The league believes the time for those talks has come and gone, the source said.

-- Johnny Manziel Ordered to Appear in Court on May 5th --
Wed Apr 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports a Dallas judge has ordered free-agent QB Johnny Manziel to appear in court May 5 and set bond at $1,500 after the former Cleveland Browns quarterback was indicted on a misdemeanor assault charge. Judge Roberto Canas said on Wednesday that on May 5th he will briefly explain the conditions of the bond to Manziel. The judge said that he is fine with Manziel turning himself in sometime next week. Manziel's attorney, Robert Hinton, said that Manziel won't turn himself in until the day of the hearing or the day before. Asked whether Manziel would turn himself in at the jail, right behind the courthouse, or someplace else, Hinton replied, "Might be someplace else." He went on to say neither he nor the prosecutor in the case want a "media circus."

-- 2016 Mock NFL Rookie Draft Version IV Released! --
Wed Apr 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football 2016 FFMastermind.com premium package subscribers take note. FF Mastermind Senior Writer John Holler continues our 2016 Mock NFL Rookie Draft iterations with his 4th look at how round #1 shakes out. He's also added his picks for round #2! Updates to this mock draft will be released to 2014 Mastermind premium package subscribers as needed until the draft later this week. Log into your premium account and enjoy John's 4th cut!

-- Anthony Davis Staying Retired? --
Wed Apr 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports retired OT Anthony Davis tweeted today... "I do not want to work with a front office or anyone else who seemingly doesn't want to win as bad as I do." Apparently, Davis has no intention of un-retiring to play for the 49ers, the team that owns his rights.

-- Broncos Trying to Acquire Sam Bradford --
Wed Apr 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

9News in Denver reports the Denver Broncos are in on pursuing a trade to acquired Eagles QB Sam Bradford.

-- Broncos Unlikely to Acquire Colin Kaepernick by Sunday --
Wed Apr 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

9News in Denver reports the Denver Broncos are unlikely to acquire 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick by Sunday.

-- Myles White Running with First Unit --
Wed Apr 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Ledger reports New York Giants WR Myles White has been running as the receiver opposite WR Odell Beckham with the first-team offense during voluntary mini-camp practices.

-- 17 Fantasy Football Titles! --
Wed Apr 27, 2016 --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!

-- 2017 NFL Draft in Philly? --
Wed Apr 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the city of Philadelphia has emerged as the leading candidate to host the 2017 NFL Draft.

-- Ben Edwards Injured --
Wed Apr 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Ledger reports Giants WR Ben Edwards hurt his leg during practice today. It doesn't look good, as he had to be carted off the field.

-- Jay Ajayi Impresses --
Wed Apr 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Miami Dolphins HC Adam Gase offered some support when he was asked about current lead RB Jay Ajayi after Tuesday’s practice kicking off the team’s voluntary minicamp. “I guess I never realized how shifty he was, and today was a great example,” Gase said, via the Palm Beach Post. “Just seeing him stick his foot in the ground and change direction, you didn’t see him do that a lot in college. Just being able to see him move around, it was very impressive for me to see him in person. The way he cut in some of the run game schemes … I mean, I’m really excited to see what we can do going forward.” Ajayi ran 49 times for 187 yards and caught seven passes for 90 yards during his rookie season in 2015, so a lead back role would be a significant step up in his second season.

-- Orleans Darkwa Injured --
Wed Apr 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Ledger reports New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa is not participating in off-season workouts due to a small fracture in his tibia. Darkwa is expected to be out for about a month.

-- Baalke: Colin Kaepernick Could Still be Traded --
Wed Apr 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports San Francisco 49ers GM Trent Baalke says it's possible that QB Colin Kaepernick could be traded this week.

-- Eagles Extend One --
Wed Apr 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Philadelphia Eagles have signed OL Dennis Kelly to a one-year, $880,000 extension. His contract now goes through 2017.

-- Drew Brees Contract Watch --
Wed Apr 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees remains very confident that an extension will happen this off-season. "I’m very confident that it will," Brees said. "I’ve got one year left, so it’s not the end of the world if it doesn’t and we play through the year. I’d rather not do that."

-- Working Doubletime to Help You Win! --
Tue Apr 26, 2016 --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!

-- Chiefs Release One --
Tue Apr 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Kansas City Chiefs have released veteran OL Paul Fanaika.

-- Giants Pick Up 5th-Year Option for Justin Pugh --
Tue Apr 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the New York Giants have picked up OG Justin Pugh's fifth-year team option for 2017.

-- Raiders Move to Las Vegas Watch --
Tue Apr 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Los Angeles Daily News reports Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis is scheduled to hold another meeting with Las Vegas officials on Thursday regarding a new stadium. Davis will offer a commitment to pursue a Raiders relocation there if financing for the $1.3 billion project is approved.

-- Larry Donnell Injury Update --
Tue Apr 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The New York Daily News reports Giants TE Larry Donnell says he had a broken bone in his neck last year to a certain extent, and that his injury worse than first thought.

-- Victor Cruz Sits, But... --
Tue Apr 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The New York Post reports new Giants HC Ben McAdoo says WR Victor Cruz (calf) is ready to practice, but the teams taking it slow with him and he did not practice on the first day of the team's voluntary mini-camp. “He’s running routes. He’s working hard. He feels he’s 100 percent,” McAdoo said. “But we’re going to take it slow and we’re going to take small steps with him. When we deem him ready, we’ll put him on the field.”

-- Reshad Jones Wants a New Deal --
Tue Apr 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Miami Dolphins changed coaches this offseason, sp they are holding an extra veterans minicamp this week. Attendance is voluntary for the session and one player who has exercised his right to stay home is S Reshad Jones. According to a report from the Miami Herald, it may be a while before Jones reverses course. Jones is “not content” with his contract and that he plans to sit out the offseason unless the Dolphins find a way to make him happier about the deal. Jones signed a four-year deal with the Dolphins in 2014 and has base salaries of $7.225 million and $7.060 million for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Jones will not be subject to fines until the team’s mandatory minicamp in June. Apparently, Jones wants $10-$11 million per year in a new contract.

-- Bengals Release A.J. Hawk --
Tue Apr 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

Fox Sports reports the Cincinnati Bengals have released veteran LB A.J. Hawk.

-- Sign Up for Free Fantasy Newsletters! --
Tue Apr 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Saints Considered Moving Up to Draft a QB --
Tue Apr 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the New Orleans Saints have had talks about moving up to acquire the #1 overall draft pick in 2016 to select a QB, but it was too costly.

-- Eagles Sign Mike Martin --
Tue Apr 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the Eagles have signed free-agent DT Mike Martin to a one-year contract.

-- Panthers Pick Up 5th-Year Option for Star Lotulelei --
Tue Apr 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Carolina Panthers have picked up DT Star Lotulelei's fifth-year team option for 2017.

-- Alex Okafor Healthy --
Tue Apr 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Arizona Cardinals official website reports Cardinals LB Alex Okafor (toe) he is 100% healthy, after he suffered a toe injury in January 2016 that cost him the entire post season.

-- Broncos Eye Sam Bradford, But... --
Mon Apr 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

9News in Denver reports the Denver Broncos inquired about acquiring QB Sam Bradford from the Philadelphia Eagles, but the asking price was too high.

-- Brandon Carr Accepts Pay Cut --
Mon Apr 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Dallas Cowboys CB Brandon Carr has agreed to a pay cut.

-- Broncos Sign Garrett Graham --
Mon Apr 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Denver Broncos have signed free-agent TE Garrett Graham to a one-year contract.

-- Keep Coming Back! --
Mon Apr 25, 2016 --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!

-- Buccaneers Sign One --
Mon Apr 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed free-agent RB Storm Johnson.

-- Chiefs Sign Mike Williams --
Mon Apr 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Kansas City Chiefs have signed free-agent WR Mike Williams.

-- Saints Release Two --
Mon Apr 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New Orleans Saints have waived DL Tavaris Barnes and S Vinnie Sunseri.

-- Tom Brady's Four-Game Suspension Reinstated, But... --
Mon Apr 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the U.S. Appeals court has reinstated New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's four-game suspension as a result of Deflategate. Brady is far from willing to accept this result, and is checking with his legal team to consider his options.

-- Sam Bradford Demands a Trade --
Mon Apr 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Philadelphia Eagles have been informed that QB Sam Bradford wants to be traded and will no longer show up for the team's off-season program, according to a source.

-- T-Rich Loses 22 Lbs. --
Mon Apr 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Baltimore Ravens official website reports new Ravens RB Trent Richardson is clearly trying to take advantage of what some believe could be his last shot in the NFL. After the 5-foot-9 running back reached as high as 240 pounds, he is now weighing in at 218, according to his trainer and former Crimson Tide teammate Mike McCoy. The 22-pound drop this offseason means he’s even lighter than his listed playing weight during his college days at Alabama. “For all the people who counted this man out!!! Trust me when I tell you he is war ready, he is in the best shape of his life and a mindset of a King focused on the next territory to conquer!” McCoy wrote on Instagram with side-by-side pictures illustrating Richardson’s weight loss. “He will shock the NFL this year... Go shine like the star you are my guy!!!”

-- Cameron Artis-Payne Arrested --
Mon Apr 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Panthers RB Cameron Artis-Payne was arrested Sunday morning in Gaston County for speeding and reckless driving. He was driving 102 mph in a 65 mph zone. The arrest took place at approximately 1:30 a.m. near mile marker 14 on Interstate 85, state trooper Brian Huffstickler said. Neither alcohol nor drugs were a factor, Huffstickler said. Artis-Payne was taken to Gaston County Jail with an unsecured $5,000 bond, which means he didn’t have to pay any money – he just signed his name and was released. Huffstickler said Artis-Payne was in jail for about 30 minutes. “He was very polite and cooperative during the whole process,” Huffstickler said of the running back. Artis-Payne was alone at the time and was headed to his home in Charlotte, Huffstickler added. He was driving a Dodge Challenger.

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-- Raiders on Verge of First-Ever Season Ticket Sellout --
Sun Apr 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Oakland Raiders are on the verge selling out their season tickets for the first time in franchise history, owner Mark Davis said on Sunday afternoon. "We're excited as hell," Davis said. "Again, we've got the greatest fans in the world. The Raider Nation is strong." The Raiders have signed a one-year lease to remain at the Oakland Alameda Coliseum for the 2016 season and have two one-year options for 2017 and 2018, though the team recently saw its rent tripled before the 50-year-old dual-use stadium lost its naming rights from O.co.

-- Johnny Manziel Indicted --
Sun Apr 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

CBS Dallas-Fort Worth reports free-agent QB Johnny Manziel has been indicted by a Dallas county grand jury on misdemeanor assault charges.

-- 49ers Could Still Re-Sign Anquan Boldin --
Sun Apr 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

CSNBayArea.com reports if San Francisco 49ers HC Chip Kelly is unimpressed with how the team's wide receivers perform at this week's upcoming mini-camp, the team could look into re-signing free-agent WR Anquan Boldin.

-- Josh Norman Speaks --
Sun Apr 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports new Washington Redskins CB Josh Norman had nothing to say immediately after Carolina rescinded the franchise tag on Wednesday. Immediately after joining his new team, Norman had something to say about his old team. “It came out of nowhere. It really did,” Norman told his new team’s official website. “I got sideswiped – I didn’t see it coming.” “[I]t was crazy because Mr. Bruce [Allen], the President, hit [me] up right away with a jersey, No. 24,” Norman said. “And the crazy thing is I didn’t see it until a day and a half later because I was still getting over the fact of what was going on. Being somewhere 28 years all your life and just in a blink of an eye, gone, just like that, I’ve just never been without a job. . . . That small amount of hours, everything went rapid and I came up here and it just felt right.” It will feel even more right if Norman completes his unfinished Carolina business in Washington. “I’m looking forward to getting back to the playoffs here,” Norman said. “You guys went last year, I’m looking forward to going even deeper into the playoffs and then the Super Bowl. That’s our motto. That’s here, that’s the goal. That’s the ultimate goal. Yeah, you get to playoffs, you get deep into the rounds, the divisional and then the championship. I want to win the granddaddy of them all. I want to win the Super Bowl. And I’m not going to stop until I get back there. Because I know I will one day and then make the wrong a right.”

-- Former GM Would Sign Hoyer Over Fitzpatrick --
Sun Apr 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports a former general manager says the New York Jets should move on from free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick and sign QB Brian Hoyer, who took a free-agent visit last week. Why? He said the difference between the two players is "negligible," but he'd favor Hoyer based on these factors -- age (three years younger than Fitzpatrick), better deep-ball passer and cheaper price tag. The former general manager also said the impasse with Fitzpatrick will be a litmus test for GM Mike Maccagnan, adding that other players and their agents will be watching to see if he sticks to his guns or caves. Either way, it'll be a loud message.

-- Darrelle Revis Rehab Update --
Sun Apr 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports pins were removed last week from New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis' surgically repaired right wrist. The Pro Bowl cornerback, who had a torn ligament repaired on March 17, faces another two months of rehab. It means he will miss the off-season practices, which conclude June 16th. He's on schedule, so nothing has changed in terms of his recovery timeline. He can't lift weights or participate in full-speed football activities, but he can work on his cardio during this period.


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