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-- Free 2016 Pre-Season Draft Guide Preview UPDATED! --
Thu Jul 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Our patrons always ask for us to release a preview of our annual summer fantasy football blockbuster Pre-Season Draft Guide. Well, YOU asked for it, YOU got it! Click HERE to check out the UPDATED goods. Oh, this is just a small portion of what makes FFMastermind.com tick. Do you want to not simply win your fantasy football league, but want to DOMINATE it? Applying the strategies found within our 2016 Pre-Season Draft Guide is the ONLY way to go!


-- Pre-Season Draft Guide Version II Released! --
Thu Jul 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Premium Subscribers Take Note. Version II of our 2016 Pre-Season Draft Guide has been released! This version of the guide is 394 pages and is jam-packed with fantasy articles, drafting strategies, and fantasy analysis for both new fantasy players and hardcore fantasy football veterans. This year's guide is FFMastermind.com's 19th annual LIVING document. It will not only grow to more than 500 pages, but it will also morph into the ultimate fantasy player's draft guide. We're excited about this release, and so should you! NOW is the time to ORDER it! With fantasy magazines outdated printed in May, our 2016 Pre-Season Draft Guide is that much more valuable for fantasy players SERIOUS about winning their league championship!


-- 2016 Enhanced Executive Draft Master UPDATED! --
Thu Jul 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Super Bowl, Drafter's Edge, and Executive Draft Master premium package subscribers take note. With the release on our UPDATED 2016 Masters List Customizeable Cheatsheets, we add the 5th of many UPDATES of the Enhanced 2016 Executive Draft Master! This Excel App takes drafting to the next level with Customizable Cheatsheets and Updated Projections from the Definitive Fantasy Football Information Service, as well as Auction Values that adjust ON THE FLY as you draft! This year's software includes an overall STANDINGS SHEET for all teams that drafted along with a TOP PLAYERS LIST regardless of position! In addition, it includes Decimal Options (applicable for Auction Drafts) - 0, 1 or 2 decimals for those of you who play in leagues that require auction values less than $1. Patrons can ORDER our Enhanced 2016 Executive Draft Master for just 9.95. Best of all, it comes FREE with a Super Bowl Package purchase!


-- Jets Re-Sign Ryan Fitzpatrick --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football NFL.com reports the New York Jets have re-signed free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to a one-year contract worth $12 million with a chance to make $3 million more based on team performance.


-- 2016 Masters List Customizeable Cheatsheets & MCP Board Updated! --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Heads up! FFMastermind.com has UPDATED our 2016 Masters List Customizable Cheatsheet MS Excel App (Both PPR and Non-PPR Versions) and our MCP (Mastermind Championship Projections) Board with EIGHT specific player ranking changes (i.e. Fitzpatrick, Marshall, Decker, Gordon, Boldin) for premium subscribers' viewing pleasure. Patrons can ORDER our Pre-Season Draft Guide now to check these important premium features out!


-- Lions to Sign Anquan Boldin --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Detroit Lions have agreed sign free-agent WR Anquan Boldin to a one-year contract.


-- Source: Josh Gordon to be Reinstated, But Suspended for First Four Games --
Mon Jul 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football NFL.com reports Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is being reinstated, a source said. However, he’s suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season. Gordon’s reinstatement is conditional, a source said. However, he can participate in training camp. Gordon will be playing in preseason games, though he’ll still have to participate in treatment. When he’s suspended, he can be in meetings. The Browns play the Patriots in week #5, on October 9th. QB Tom Brady and Gordon are slated to return. That could be a fun game to watch.


-- Lessons Learned from 2015 by a Former STUD RB Theorist --
Thu Jun 9, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football 6/9/2016 - FFMastermind.com's Michael Nazarek - When I first started FFMastermind.com back in 1996, I was probably one of the biggest believers in the STUD RB Theory. Draft RBs (multiple ones) early and you can't go wrong. Well, things have certainly changed in the past 20 years. Depending upon scoring rules, I now have no problems taking a tight end like TE Rob Gronkowski with my first pick. Heck in most PPR leagues, I will target an elite wideout or Gronk before I grab my first tailback with only a few exceptions. This is what I've learned throughout the years, and let me tell you 2015 was a doozie for STUD RBs... [FULL STORY]


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Thu Mar 3, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Julio Jones Suffers Minor Tweak --
Thu Jul 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones suffered a minor injury on the first day of training camp but is expected to return for Friday's practice, Falcons HC Dan Quinn said. Jones rested for most of practice Thursday after getting banged up during a drill in the earlier portion of practice. He motioned to the sideline to be replaced and appeared to stretch both legs to overcome the pain. It was not considered cramps, Quinn said. "We just held him out," Quinn said. "He had a little tweak, so we just decided to hold (him). He'll likely be back in there for tomorrow. He could have gone back in today and was asking me to, but I decided not to." Quinn would not specify what Jones tweaked. "I'm not going to disclose that," Quinn said. "He'll be back in there tomorrow."

-- Kyle Long Week-to-Week --
Thu Jul 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Chicago Bears OG Kyle Long suffered a strained calf in Thursday's practice, and is listed as week-to-week.

-- Kaleb Ramsey Retiring --
Thu Jul 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Sacramento Bee reports the 49ers have announced that DL Kaleb Ramsey, who had an injury plagued career even before entering the NFL, is retiring from the NFL.

-- Pre-Season Draft Guide Version II Released! --
Thu Jul 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Premium Subscribers Take Note. Version II of our 2016 Pre-Season Draft Guide has been released! This version of the guide is 394 pages and is jam-packed with fantasy articles, drafting strategies, and fantasy analysis for both new fantasy players and hardcore fantasy football veterans. This year's guide is FFMastermind.com's 19th annual LIVING document. It will not only grow to more than 500 pages, but it will also morph into the ultimate fantasy player's draft guide. We're excited about this release, and so should you! NOW is the time to ORDER it! With fantasy magazines outdated printed in May, our 2016 Pre-Season Draft Guide is that much more valuable for fantasy players SERIOUS about winning their league championship!

-- Jets Place Muhammad Wilkerson on Active PUP List --
Thu Jul 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the New York Jets have placed DE Muhammad Wilkerson (leg) on the active PUP list.

-- Anquan Boldin's Role --
Thu Jul 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Lions official website reports Lions HC Jim Caldwell says the plan is to play WR Anquan Boldin both inside and outside initially.

-- Ravens Place Lorenzo Taliaferro on Active PUP List --
Thu Jul 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Baltimore Ravens have placed RB Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot) on the active PUP list.

-- Browns Starting QB to be Named Soon --
Thu Jul 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Plain Dealer reports Browns HC Hue Jackson expects to name his starting quarterback before the first game this preseason.

-- Vikings Extend HC Mike Zimmer --
Thu Jul 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Minnesota Vikings have extended HC Mike Zimmer's contract to an unspecified term. "There is no doubt Zimmer is going to be our coach for a long time," GM Rick Spielman said.

-- Kenneth Dixon Dings Knee --
Thu Jul 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Baltimore Ravens rookie RB Kenneth Dixon limped off the practice field on Thursday with a left knee injury, but he is expected to be fine. He could return as soon as Friday. Dixon has been diagnosed with a grade 1 MCL knee sprain.

-- 2016 Enhanced Executive Draft Master UPDATED! --
Thu Jul 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Super Bowl, Drafter's Edge, and Executive Draft Master premium package subscribers take note. With the release on our UPDATED 2016 Masters List Customizeable Cheatsheets, we add the 5th of many UPDATES of the Enhanced 2016 Executive Draft Master! This Excel App takes drafting to the next level with Customizable Cheatsheets and Updated Projections from the Definitive Fantasy Football Information Service, as well as Auction Values that adjust ON THE FLY as you draft! This year's software includes an overall STANDINGS SHEET for all teams that drafted along with a TOP PLAYERS LIST regardless of position! In addition, it includes Decimal Options (applicable for Auction Drafts) - 0, 1 or 2 decimals for those of you who play in leagues that require auction values less than $1. Patrons can ORDER our Enhanced 2016 Executive Draft Master for just 9.95. Best of all, it comes FREE with a Super Bowl Package purchase!

-- Tyrod Taylor Contract Watch --
Thu Jul 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Buffalo News reports the possibility of a deal for QB Tyrod Taylor before the start of the season is real. A source said the team and Taylor’s reps were talking relatively frequently, as they pursue a contract.

-- Leonard Floyd Carted Off Practice Field --
Thu Jul 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Chicago Tribune reports Bears rookie LB Leonard Floyd just left practice on a cart. HC John Fox said he was carted off the field for heat-related reasons.

-- Bills Not Interested in Nick Foles --
Thu Jul 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Buffalo News reports the Bills are not interested in signing free-agent QB Nick Foles.

-- Why Subscribe to FFMastermind.com? --
Thu Jul 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Broncos Not Interested in Nick Foles --
Thu Jul 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Denver Broncos HC Gary Kubiak said today that the team has no interest in signing free-agent QB Nick Foles.

-- Redskins Place Four on Active PUP List --
Thu Jul 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Washington Redskins have placed rookie WR Josh Doctson (Achilles), WR Reggie Diggs (knee), TE Derek Carrier (knee), LB Perry Riley (foot), and OG Shawn Lauvao (foot/ankle) on the active PUP list.

-- Nick Foles Watch --
Thu Jul 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports the teams most likely to sign free-agent QB Nick Foles include: The Buffalo Bills, the Minnesota Vikings, and the Dallas Cowboys.

-- Broncos Starting QB Plans --
Thu Jul 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Denver Post reports Broncos QB Mark Sanchez, QB Trevor Siemian, and QB Paxton Lynch will receive equal snaps at the start of training camp, according to HC Gary Kubiak. Kubiak said there is no timetable on selecting a starting quarterback.

-- Mike Wallace Fails Conditioning Test, But... --
Thu Jul 28, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Baltimore Sun reports Ravens WR Mike Wallace failed his conditioning test on Wednesday, but he will be able to take the test again on Thursday.

-- Armonty Bryant Facing Further Discipline --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Plain Dealer reports Browns DE Armonty Bryant is already suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. But he now faces further possible discipline or suspension from the league after a misdemeanor drug conviction on Wednesday. Bryant, 26, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of attempted drug possession, a first-degree misdemeanor, in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. He was sentenced to 68 days probation through Oct. 3, the same day his four-game suspension for PED ends. Bryant also received a suspended 180-day jail sentence and $1,000 fine stemming from the Christmas morning arrest with former Browns DB De'Ante Saunders, who was charged with suspicion of drunk driving and speeding. Saunders pleaded not guilty has a pre-trial hearing Aug. 1.

-- Bears Sign One --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Chicago Bears have signed free-agent CB Brandon Boykin.

-- Jake Long Not Yet a Raven --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Baltimore Ravens official website reports veteran OT Jake Long still has a hurdle to clear before officially joining the Ravens. The former No. 1 overall pick will get his right knee examined by renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews to determine whether there are lingering concerns back-to-back tears to the same ACL in 2013 and 2014. Andrews performed the surgeries on Long after both tears. Long reported to Baltimore Wednesday to go through a physical and sign with the Ravens, but he and the team determined he should visit with Andrews to get another look at the knee.

-- FFPC Slow Online Satellites --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football What's the best way to pass the time in the NFL off-season? Join a Slow FFPC online satellite draft, of course! Just check in a few times a day to see if your pick is up. Leagues available in a Draft Experts (best ball) or Classic formats. Starting at $35 entry fee. Great cash prizes or win your way into next year's FFPC big events. Drafts filling daily.

-- Patriots Place Alan Branch on Active NFI List --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the New England Patriots have placed DT Alan Branch (hip) on the active NFI list.

-- Ravens Sign One --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Baltimore Ravens have signed free-agent LB Kavell Conner.

-- Saints Sign Hakeem Nicks --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New Orleans Saints have signed free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks to a one-year contract.

-- Dak Prescott Found Not Guilty of DUI --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Dallas Cowboys rookie QB Dak Prescott was found not guilty in his DUI trial that was today in Starkville, Missouri. He can now head to training camp.

-- Jets Re-Sign Ryan Fitzpatrick --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football NFL.com reports the New York Jets have re-signed free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to a one-year contract worth $12 million with a chance to make $3 million more based on team performance.

-- Panthers Place Bene Benwikere on Active PUP List --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Carolina Panthers have placed CB Bene Benwikere (leg) on the active PUP list.

-- Kevin Williams Retires --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports free-agent DL Kevin Williams has retired from the NFL.

-- Charles Godfrey Retires --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Atlanta Falcons S Charles Godfrey has retired from the NFL.

-- 2016 Masters List Customizeable Cheatsheets & MCP Board Updated! --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Heads up! FFMastermind.com has UPDATED our 2016 Masters List Customizable Cheatsheet MS Excel App (Both PPR and Non-PPR Versions) and our MCP (Mastermind Championship Projections) Board with EIGHT specific player ranking changes (i.e. Fitzpatrick, Marshall, Decker, Gordon, Boldin) for premium subscribers' viewing pleasure. Patrons can ORDER our Pre-Season Draft Guide now to check these important premium features out!

-- Eagles Place Ryan Mathews on NFI List --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Philadelphia Eagles have placed RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) on the active NFI list.

-- Jets Sign First-Rounder Darron Lee --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the New York Jets have signed first-round draft pick LB Darron Lee to a four-year contract.

-- Rams Release Nick Foles --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Los Angeles Rams have released veteran QB Nick Foles.

-- Bears Place Two on Active PUP List --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Chicago Bears have placed WR Marquess Wilson (foot) and LB Pernell McPhee (knee) on the active PUP list.

-- Broncos Sign Marlon Brown; List Two --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Denver Broncos have signed free-agent WR Marlon Brown. The team also placed LB DeMarcus Ware (back) and CB Aqib Talib (leg) on the active NFI list.

-- A Great Product Consistently --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football FFMastermind.com Premium Package subscriber David Stewart shares his thoughts on why he's been a premium customer since the year 2000. Patrons considering a subscription should think seriously about what David has to say!

-- Cardinals Sign Donald Butler --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Arizona Cardinals have signed free-agent LB Donald Butler.

-- Jeremy Langford Bulks Up --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports in order to handle a projected increased role, a source says Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford has bulked up to around 219-220 lbs. He is listed at 211 lbs.

-- Cwoboys Place Jaylon Smith on Active NFI List --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Dallas Cowboys have placed LB Jaylon Smith (knee) on the active NFI list.

-- Antonio Gates' Goal for 2016: Eight TDs --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports this season, San Diego Chargers TE Gates is out to prove that he can still make game-changing plays that lead to victories for San Diego. Gates also has a reachable milestone this season. With 104 career touchdown catches, he needs eight more to move ahead of TE Tony Gonzalez (111) for sixth all time in NFL history and first among tight ends. Rivers has said that along with turning things around for the Chargers as a team, helping Gates reach that mark is a goal in 2016.

-- Run DMC Rehab Update --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports Dallas Cowboys Darren McFadden's (elbow) bone scan came back good, and he's expected to be ready to play come Week #1.

-- Jets Place Khiry Robinson on Active PUP List --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the New York Jets have placed RB Khiry Robinson (broken leg) on the active PUP list.

-- Patriots Sign Two --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New England Patriots have signed TE Bear Pascoe and OG Jon Halapio.

-- Colin Kaepernick Cleared to Practice --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Sacramento Bee reports 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder surgery/knee/thumb) has been fully cleared to participate in practice after offseason shoulder surgery.

-- Play in a FFPC Startup Dynasty League! --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Are you a dynasty diehard? The FFPC has been the home for high stakes dynasty leagues since 2010 and not a single league has ever folded! These are some of the most competitive dynasty leagues around with entry fees at $250, $500, $750 & $1250 per team. Startup leagues are forming now!

-- Eagles Release One --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Philadelphia Eagles have waived LB Travis Long.

-- Ryan Fitzpatrick Watch --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Ed Werder reports the New York Jets and free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick haven’t talked recently, they remain far apart, and no resolution is expected soon.

-- Philadelphia to Host 2017 NFL Draft --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Philadelphia will reportedly host the 2017 NFL draft. The NFL has already chosen Philadelphia and is set to make the announcement soon, NJ.com reports. The only issue remaining is when and where the announcement will be made, according to the report. The league wouldn’t want to make the announcement this week because all of the attention in Philadelphia is on the Democratic National Convention.

-- Brandon Marshall Reports 20 Lbs Lighter --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall checked in for training camp at 224.8 pounds, about 10 pounds lower than his 2015 playing weight. Six weeks ago, he was 244. HC Todd Bowles told him to get under 230, so Marshall went on what he calls "The Todd Bowles Diet." It worked.

-- Jets Sign Bernard Pierce; Release Zac Stacy --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the New York Jets have signed free-agent RB Bernard Pierce. Pierce is suspended for the first two weeks of the season, but is eligible to participate in training camp and the preseason. The team also waived RB Zac Stacy with a failed physical designation.

-- Chiefs Place Jamaal Charles on Active PUP List --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Kansas City Chiefs have placed RB Jamaal Charles (knee) on the active PUP list.

-- Ezekiel Elliott Under Investigation --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

TMZ Sports reports the Columbus, Ohio city prosecutor has launched an investigation into the domestic violence allegations against Dallas Cowboys rookie RB Ezekiel Elliott.

-- Martavis Bryant Watch --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports as the Pittsburgh Steelers report to camp, suspended WR Martavis Bryant is doing great and living in Nevada. He can apply for reinstatement in January.

-- 17 Fantasy Football Titles! --
Wed Jul 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!

-- Kawann Short Reports on Time for Training Camp --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Charlotte Observer reports Panthers DT Kawann Short reported for the first day of training camp on Wednesday. Short is entering the final year of his contract and wants an extension.

-- Antonio Brown Won't Hold Out --
Wed Jul 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports WR Antonio Brown will not hold out of Pittsburgh Steelers camp despite displeasure with his contract. ESPN adds Brown, coming off a 136-catch season in which he made $1 million in base salary, is scheduled to make $6.25 million in base salary this season. That's less than the league's top wide receivers make, and personnel executives have suspected that Pittsburgh could be asked to address the situation this summer. Altogether, Brown has two more years remaining on his contract and is scheduled to make $8.71 million in base salary in 2017, the last year of his contract.

-- Eddie Lacy Appears to be Around 240 Lbs --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Packers RB Eddie Lacy went back to P90X trainer Tony Horton a second time this off-season, and it shows. Lacy was a little slimmer for the first day of training camp Tuesday than he was for organized team activities and minicamp that wrapped up six weeks ago. And he was slimmer for those off-season practices after working with Horton the first time around than he was last year. So the Green Bay Packers' primary running back looks better now than he did in 2015. The Packers have to find that encouraging. If Lacy holds his weight where it is, he should be a better runner than he was in 2015, and how much better matters plenty, because when Lacy is fit, he's a difference maker. But you still can't say Lacy has transformed his body, or that he looks like he did in college at Alabama and at the NFL scouting combine before the 2013 draft. HC Mike McCarthy was lukewarm about Lacy's progress when the team reported for off-season workouts but was harder to read Tuesday. He was dismissive of the topic — "I mean, Eddie's ready," McCarthy said — and apparently is done talking about it publicly. Lacy wouldn't divulge his weight after practice Tuesday — he hasn't since it became an issue last season — or how long he was in California working out with Horton. "Do I look like I lost a few pounds over the summer?" he said. "You can go with that." My best guess is that he's around the 240-pound mark. Last season he was at least 15 pounds heavier, maybe more.

-- Gary Barnidge Cleared for Training Camp --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Plain Dealer reports Browns TE Gary Barnidge (sports hernia surgery) has been cleared for the start of training camp.

-- Seahawks Extend HC Pete Carroll --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Seattle Seahawks have reached a contract extension agreement with HC Pete Carroll today, two days after locking up GM John Schneider, through 2019.

-- Panthers Extend Kurt Coleman --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Carolina Panthers have signed FS Kurt Coleman to a three-year contract extension through 2019.

-- Saints IR Vincent Brown --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Times-Picayune reports the New Orleans Saints have placed WR Vincent Brown (undisclosed) on injured reserve, ending his season.

-- Browns Place Joe Haden on Active PUP List --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Cleveland Browns have placed CB Joe Haden (ankle surgery) on the active PUP list.

-- Weekly Fantasy Newsletters with Daily Releases! --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football The majority of the FFMastermind.com Weekly In-Season Fantasy Newsletter is written by 4-peat winner of the SI.com Fantasy Experts League, Michael Nazarek. Not only does this newsletter help premium subscribers wins thousands of dollars, but it also contains DAILY RELEASES OF CRITICAL FANTASY INFORMATION! See for yourself what's included by clicking HERE and make sure to check out week #11's newsletter from the 2015 season HERE. There's a reason why Nazarek has been so successful competing against the experts over the past 20 seasons. Hard work, solid advice, and great fantasy strategy is the backbone of FFMastermind.com. Check it out!

-- Nigel Bradham Arrested --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Miami reports Philadelphia Eagles LB Nigel Bradham turned himself in to Miami Beach police on Monday as a result of an incident that took place on the beach last Thursday. Per the report, Bradham was part of a group of six people who got angry at an employee of the Hilton Bentley because they believed it was taking too long for him to bring the umbrella they had paid for. A verbal argument allegedly escalated to a physical altercation that featured a glass bottle being broken over the employee’s head. The victim allegedly suffered cuts as a result and the group left, although Bradham was identified off a receipt as he had paid for the umbrella with his credit card. The Philadelphia Daily News adds that Bradham is expected to report to Eagles camp on Wednesday.

-- Charles Brown Retires; Cowboys Make Other Moves --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Dallas Cowboys OT Charles Brown has decided to retire from the NFL. The Cowboys also waived rookie OT David Hedelin and signed OT Cameron Bradfield and OT Darryl Baldwin.

-- Browns Place Josh Gordon on Active NFI List --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Cleveland Browns moved reinstated WR Josh Gordon to the 90-man roster Tuesday, but Gordon then landed on the team’s active/non-football injury list due to a quad injury.

-- Titans Host Andre Johnson --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Houston Chronicle reports veteran free-agent WR Andre Johnson visited with the Houston Titans on Tuesday.

-- Tyler Varga Retires; Colts Sign One --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports after recovering from a serious concussion suffered in his rookie season, Indianapolis Colts RB Tyler Varga has decided not to risk another one. The Colts have placed Varga on the reserve/retired list. His roster spot was filled via the signing of RB Abou Toure.

-- Buccaneers Place Two on the Active PUP List --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Pewter Report reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed WR Louis Murphy (torn ACL) and OG J.R. Sweezy (back surgery) on the active PUP list.

-- Working Doubletime to Help You Win! --
Tue Jul 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!

-- Reid: Justin Houston to Likely Miss All of Training Camp --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Kansas City Chiefs HC Andy Reid says LB Justin Houston (ACL - PUP) will likely miss all of training camp.

-- Colts Place Two on Active PUP List --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Indianapolis Colts have placed SS Clayton Geathers (broken foot) and DE Henry Anderson (knee) on the active PUP list.

-- Bengals Place Tyler Eifert on Active PUP List --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Cincinnati Bengals have placed TE Tyler Eifert (ankle surgery) on the active PUP list.

-- Colts Sign One --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Indianapolis Colts have signed free-agent TE Chase Coffman.

-- Cardinals Place Four on Active PUP List --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Arizona Cardinals have placed DE Frostee Rucker (foot), LB Zack Wagenmann (foot), S Tyrann Mathieu (torn ACL), and CB Justin Bethel (broken foot) on the active PUP list.

-- Eric Berry to No-Show Start of Training Camp --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports unsigned Kansas City Chiefs franchised S Eric Berry won't report for the start of training camp.

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Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Jordy Nelson Has Tendintis in Other Knee --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (torn ACL - PUP) said he had a "hiccup" with his other knee, not the one recovering from a torn ACL. He said his Week #1 playing status is not in jeopardy, but he doesn't know when he'll practice in camp. ESPN's Ed Werder adds the hiccup is just tendinitis, and isn't considered serious.

-- Ryan Fitzpatrick Watch --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports it doesn't appear there will be a deal between the New York Jets and free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick before the start of training camp. The standoff continues.

-- Randy Gregory Facing a Long Suspension --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Dallas Cowboys DE Randy Gregory has entered a treatment facility and is not expected to report to training camp this week. Gregory had another violation of NFL’s substance abuse policy and is now facing a longer suspension, sources say.

-- Lions to Sign Anquan Boldin --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Detroit Lions have agreed sign free-agent WR Anquan Boldin to a one-year contract.

-- Ravens to Sign Jake Long --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Baltimore Ravens and free-agent OT Jake Long have reached an agreement on a one-year deal, per sources. Long is flying to Baltimore tonight to sign his contract.

-- Browns Release One --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Cleveland Browns have waived DB A.J. Stamps.

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Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Roddy White Watch --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports free-agent WR Roddy White is in contact with a few teams and he wants to play in 2016.

-- Danny Woodhead Healthy --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports Chargers RB Danny Woodhead (ankle) says he's 100% healthy. He sprained hias ankle back on June 15th.

-- Bills Still Talking to Reggie Bush --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Buffalo Bills are still talking to free-agent RB Reggie Bush about signing him sometime soon.

-- Dolphins Place Xavien Howard on Active PUP List --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Miami Dolphins rookie CB Xavien Howard needed to have arthroscopic surgery on his knee after getting hurt on the final day of Dolphins mini-camp. HC Adam Gase said Tuesday that Howard will open camp on the physically unable to perform list while he recovers. Gase said that the team expects to have Howard back on the field by the first regular season game at the latest.

-- Falcons Release Devin Hester --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Atlanta Falcons announced Tuesday they have released veteran WR Devin Hester, the most accomplished return man in NFL history. Hester missed the first 11 games of the 2015 season as a result of a toe injury, for which he had surgery in January. He did not participate in any offseason activities while recovering. In May, Hester said he wouldn't be surprised if the team released him. "At the end of the day, I feel like it's going to come down to how my toe feels," Hester said. "If my toe isn't ready, then I can't fault them for letting me go because it's a business. I can't go around thinking I'm safe if I'm not playing. I do understand that."

-- Corey Wootton Retires --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports free-agent DL Corey Wootton has announced his retirement after six seasons in the NFL.

-- Play in the 2016 FFPC Main Event to Win $250,000! --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Tre Mason Involved in Five Incidents with the Police in the Past Four Months --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

TMZ Sports reports L.A. Rams RB Tre Mason has been at the center of five different incidents involving cops in the past four months, and his family is extremely concerned. The latest incident occurred on Saturday -- multiple units responded to Mason's family home in Florida in the middle of the afternoon. Mason was NOT arrested -- but there seems to be a bigger problem. Mason's family is concerned about his mental health -- citing a string of bizarre behavior and angry outbursts, and they're worried for his personal safety.

-- A.P.'s Final Year as a Viking? --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Pioneer Press reports Vikings fans should savor watching RB Adrian Peterson this season. It probably will be the last in Minnesota for the future hall of fame running back. Peterson, 31, is signed for $12 million this year. But next year his contract increases to $18 million, prohibitive for a running back whose position has become undervalued in the NFL. The NFL has become a passing league. Which leads to QB Teddy Bridgewater. If the third-year Vikings quarterback, age 23, plays well, he’ll get the big contract with money — at least $15 million a year — that would have gone to Peterson next year. Elite QBs now command mega-contracts. Outstanding running backs no longer can command monster deals.

-- Chiefs Won't Limit Jamaal Charles If... --
Tue Jul 26, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Kansas City Chiefs won't limit RB Jamaal Charles (torn ACL) in his touches in 2016 if he's healthy and he's the same player he was before the knee injury.

-- Broncos Place Kenny Anunike on PUP List --
Mon Jul 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Denver Broncos have placed DL Kenny Anunike on the active PUP list.

-- Fitzpatrick Visits Marshall in Chicago --
Mon Jul 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick made a stop in Chicago to see his former teammate. WR Brandon Marshall posted a photo to his instagram page on Monday night of Fitzpatrick and his two sons hanging out on a rooftop in the Windy City. Fitzpatrick remains at an impasse in reaching a contract agreement with the Jets, despite multiple offers being floated by the team in hopes of finding a resolution. He didn’t renew the lease on his New York apartment and an end to the saga appears far from imminent.

-- Browns to Give Josh Gordon Another Chance --
Mon Jul 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Plain Dealer reports Cleveland Browns head of football operations Sashi Brown said in a Monday statement that suspended WR Josh Gordon will be given another chance with the team. "With the league's decision to afford Josh the opportunity to resume his career, he will be with us for the start of training camp,'' Brown said. "At that time, we will discuss directly with Josh the direction of our team, our expectations of our players and a plan to support him on and off the field."

-- Keep Coming Back! --
Mon Jul 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- LeVeon Bell Says He Changed His Phone Number Causing Him to Miss Multiple Drug Tests --
Mon Jul 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

SteelersDepot.com reports as we wait to find out whether or not the appeal of Pittsburgh Steelers RB LeVeon Bell will result in his reported four-game suspension being overturned for allegedly missing “multiple” drug tests, new information surfaced on Monday as to why he may have missed those tests. According to Stan Savran of 970 ESPN Radio, Bell allegedly didn’t know about his scheduled drug tests due to him changing his phone number. Whether or not that is a valid excuse is another matter entirely, so we will have to wait to find out if Bell's appeal is denied or not.

-- Cowboys Sign One --
Mon Jul 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Dallas Cowboys have signed OT Cameron Bradfield.

-- Saints Place Three on Active PUP List --
Mon Jul 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the New Orleans Saints have placed DE Hau'oli Kikaha (knee), OT Terron Armstead, and CB Keenan Lewis (knee) on the active PUP list.

-- Raiders Place Helu on Active PUP List --
Mon Jul 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Oakland Raiders have placed RB Roy Helu (hips) on the active PUP list.

-- Patriots Place Six on Active PUP List --
Mon Jul 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the New England Patriots have placed RB Dion Lewis (ACL), WR Julian Edelman (foot surgeries), WR Danny Amendola (knee, ankle), OT Sebastian Vollmer, OG Tre Jackson, and OG Shaquille Mason and on the active PUP list.

-- Packers Place Six on Active PUP List --
Mon Jul 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson, TE Jared Cook, LB Sam Barrington, OG T.J. Lang, C Corey Linsley and WR Ty Montgomery will all open camp on the PUP list. All six can be activated at any time, but they will not be eligible for the regular season version of the list once they take part in a practice.

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Mon Jul 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Taylor Mays Facing Eight Game Ban --
Mon Jul 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports free-agent S Taylor Mays will be suspended fro the first eight games of the season instead of just the first four.

-- Texans List Watt & Others on PUP; Make Player Moves --
Mon Jul 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Houston Texans announced on Monday that DE J.J. Watt (back surgery) has been placed on the physically unable to perform list. Watt had back surgery recently and told fans that he expects to be back soon, although there are conflicting reports about just how soon that will be. Watt also had groin surgery this offseason, so more time to rest at this point in the calendar should have its benefits. OT Duane Brown was also placed on the PUP list as he continues to return from the torn quadriceps that ended his 2015 season. He said earlier this offseason that he expects to be back for Week One. OT Jeff Adams, S Lonnie Ballentine and CB Cleveland Williams were also placed on the PUP list while LB Brennan Scarlett is on the non-football injury list. The Texans also announced that they have signed WR Quenton Bundrage and waived WR Richard Mullaney.

-- Redskins Release One --
Mon Jul 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Washington Redskins have waived S Kyshoen Jarrett with a failed physical designation, as he is still dealing with nerve damage in his shoulder stemming from a collision with Cowboys RB Darren McFadden in Week #17.

-- Junior Galette Lost for Season with Another Achilles Tear --
Mon Jul 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Washington Redskins LB Junior Galette (left Achilles) has torn his right Achilles and is lost for the season.

-- 49ers Name Tom Gamble --
Mon Jul 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the San Francisco 49ers have named Tom Gamble Assistant General Manager.

-- Source: Josh Gordon to be Reinstated, But Suspended for First Four Games --
Mon Jul 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football NFL.com reports Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is being reinstated, a source said. However, he’s suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season. Gordon’s reinstatement is conditional, a source said. However, he can participate in training camp. Gordon will be playing in preseason games, though he’ll still have to participate in treatment. When he’s suspended, he can be in meetings. The Browns play the Patriots in week #5, on October 9th. QB Tom Brady and Gordon are slated to return. That could be a fun game to watch.

-- Check Out The FFMastermind Edge Podcast TUESDAY! --
Mon Jul 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Anthony Davis Unretiring? --
Mon Jul 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports retired OT Anthony Davis says via his Twitter account that he has filed his official reinstatement letter to the NFL.

-- Antonio Cromartie Finished? --
Mon Jul 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports concerns about the hip of free-agent CB Antonio Cromartie may mean his days in the NFL are done.

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Mon Jul 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- LeVeon Bell Says He's Not Missing Any Games --
Mon Jul 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Pittsburgh Steelers RB LeVeon Bell took to the comments section of social media to defend himself in light of looming punishment for violation of the NFL's drug policy. In response to a fan posting a picture on Instagram with a gas mask bong superimposed on Bell's head, Bell responded from his verified account: "I'm not going to miss games, trust me." This was not an official statement issued by Bell, whose agent, Adisa Bakari, has not responded to messages for comment.

-- Source: Seahawks to Meet with Michael Bennett's Agent --
Mon Jul 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports DE Michael Bennett's agent is planning to meet with the Seattle Seahawks early this week over Bennett's desires for a new deal, per source.

-- Clive Walford Rehab Update --
Mon Jul 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Oakland Raiders TE Clive Walford (knee laceration) ran on Sunday, but will be eased into training camp due to his knee injury.

-- Ryan Fitzpatrick Contract Watch --
Mon Jul 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The New York Daily News reports the Jets have given veteran free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick multiple offers with the hope of bringing back their undisputed leader from a year ago before the start of training camp this week. The Jets' three-year, $24 million offer (which is below market value but includes $15 million in guarantees) has dominated the conversation for the better part of two months, but the organization has presented at least one other option for Fitzpatrick, whose franchise-record 31 touchdowns helped Todd Bowles to 10 wins in his rookie season. It stands to reason that Fitzpatrick isn't thrilled with any of the offers laid out by the Jets' brain trust given that he's still unsigned.

-- Laquon Treadwell Says He's Fully Healthy --
Mon Jul 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Pioneer Press reports Minnesota Vikings rookie WR Laquon Treadwell says he finally feels back to full strength following a gruesome left tibia fracture and ankle dislocation he suffered in November of 2014.

-- Aldon Smith Under Investigation --
Mon Jul 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Ed Werder reports the NFL is investigating a Periscope video which allegedly shows suspended Oakland Raiders LB Aldon Smith smoking an unidentified substance.

-- FFPC Slow Online Satellites --
Mon Jul 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Sammy Watkins Says He's Nearing 100% Health --
Mon Jul 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Buffalo Bills official website reports less than two weeks before training camp opens, Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is the only soul in player headquarters during the regular season. He’s just finished a three-hour session of training that he’s performed five to six days a week since mid-June, all in an effort to be ready for whatever plan Buffalo’s medical and athletic training staff give him for training camp at St. John Fisher. “I’m prepared to do everything on the side by myself if I need to,” said Watkins of how things might begin for him in terms of workload at training camp. “I don’t know what they’re going to do, so I’ve got my mind right. They might throw me out there (with the team) I don’t know. I think if they do I’ll be alright. I know they’re going to do that just to test me.” The reason Watkins feels prepared for just about anything is because his foot is healed. Surgery in April was successful as a screw was inserted to promote proper healing of the fifth metatarsal in his left foot. The last two to three weeks the Bills top receiver has been doing full workouts with little in the way of limitations. “As far as sprinting and stuff I’m moving and doing that 100 percent,” said Watkins of his workout sessions with Bills strength and conditioning coach Eric Ciano. “Gassers, 100s, everything in the workout room. Any explosiveness I’m doing that. I’m doing the cuts, but certain things are full speed and certain things aren’t.”

-- Stephon Gilmore Will Report to Training Camp on Time --
Mon Jul 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports disgruntled Buffalo Bills CB Stephon Gilmore will report for training camp on time. "I'm planning to go out to training camp," Gilmore said. "I know what I am. It'll happen eventually."

-- NFL: Peyton Manning Did Not Use HGH or Other PEDs --
Mon Jul 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the NFL has determined that retired QB Peyton Manning did not use human growth hormone or any other performance-enhancing drug banned under the league's policy. The league announced its decision in a statement released Monday, saying it "found no credible evidence" of allegations in an Al-Jazeera America report that Manning's wife received deliveries of HGH in 2011. Before making its final determination, the NFL interviewed Manning and his wife Ashley, who were "fully cooperative with the investigation," according to the league. The NFL also received medical records pertinent to the case and, after reviewing them and the interviews, determined there wasn't any evidence that any violation had occurred.

-- Greg Jennings Retires --
Mon Jul 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free-agent WR Greg Jennings has retired from the NFL.

-- Sources: Phil Loadholt to Retire --
Mon Jul 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Minnesota Vikings OT Phil Loadholt is expected to retire pending meeting with team officials today, sources says.


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