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-- 2015 Free Agent & Coaching/Player Moves Tracker UPDATED! --
Wed May 27, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- 2015 May Dynasty/Keeper Fantasy Rankings Released! --
Tue May 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football 2015 Pro Bowl and Super Bowl package subscribers take note. Are you looking for UPDATED fantasy keeper/dynasty player rankings? Need to make a cutdown on your roster by June? No problem! Keeper Korner columnist Brent Lathrop has just released his 2015 May Dynasty/Keeper Fantasy Rankings (including comments for each player ranked) for your viewing pleasure. Remember, these rankings could change significantly once training camps begin later this summer, but they do represent a good current guideline for how we feel players in keeper/dynasty leagues stack up. Log into your premium account and Enjoy.


-- A.P. Still Wants to be Traded; Could Hold Out --
Mon May 25, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

Yahoo! Sports reports when RB Adrian Peterson skips this week's organized team activities for the Minnesota Vikings, he will attempt to send an unmistakable message to the franchise: He wants to be traded. That's what a source within the star running back's inner circle said on Sunday night. Despite months of overtures by the Vikings, Peterson has not wavered privately about his wish to continue his career with another franchise. Indeed, the source said Peterson believes he already made ownership and the Vikings' front office aware that he wanted a trade in face-to-face meetings this offseason. The source, who has been a longtime Peterson confidant, says that the running back intends to sit out all of the team's offseason workouts, an act that would cause him to forfeit a $250,000 workout bonus. The longtime confidant said Peterson has not yet made a decision about sitting out of the team's mandatory minicamp in June or training camp in late July. Interestingly, a league source said as recently as last week that Peterson's agent, Ben Dogra, had been seeking a reworked contract from the Vikings that would secure more guaranteed money for his client. As it stands, Peterson does not have remaining guaranteed money on his deal. But Peterson's confidant says that this has evolved into a far more personal issue between the player and the team and is not a matter of finances. The source said that for Peterson it has "never been about the money," and that the running back is adamant about playing elsewhere.


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-- FFMastermind.com Finishes 15th in 2014 FFPC High Stakes Main Event --
Sun Dec 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Team FFMastermind.com (Doomsday Blasters) led by Michael Nazarek and Dr. Gil Brovar finished 15th overall out of 1,344 teams in the 2014 FFPC High Stakes Main Event this past week. The winner of this prestigious event wins $300K. FFMastermind.com won $7,500 with the Doomsday Blasters, a team that consisted of QB Matt Ryan, RB Jamaal Charles, RB Eddie Lacy, RB Fred Jackson, RB Ahmad Bradshaw, WR Odell Beckham, WR Roddy White, WR Golden Tate, WR Mike Evans, TE Greg Olsen, TE Jason Witten, PK Mason Crosby, the GB and DET defenses.


-- FFMastermind.com Wins Two More Experts League Titles! --
Sat Dec 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Team FFMastermind.com led by Michael Nazarek and Steve Yerger won their second HAFAX Experts League title this past week. HAFAX is a 16-team Dynasty, Auction, IDP league, one of the oldest of it's kind online. This is FFMastermind.com's second Title since 2010. In addition, Team FFMastermind.com led by Michael Nazarek took down another The Huddle (SOFA) Expert 12 league Title. This league is run by theHuddle.com, and has been around since 1998, when Nazarek took home the very first title. In addition, Team FFMastermind.com led by Michael Nazarek and Steve Yerger finished second in the 2014 The Huddle Expert IDP league. Overall, FFMastermind.con has won at least one Experts league title in 10 of the past 11 years!


 

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-- Philip Rivers Speaks --
Wed May 27, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports speaking to reporters for the first time since speculation about a potential draft-day trade trade that would send him to the Tennessee Titans in exchange for the No. 2 overall pick and selection of QB Marcus Mariota, veteran San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers said he would love to remain with the organization long term. "You put in 11 years here, and we haven't accomplished the ultimate goal," Rivers said. "There's been a lot of great memories, and a lot of awesome games, seasons, friendships, training camps and on and on. "So that would be awesome [to stay]. Obviously, as players none of can choose how we all want it to work out. But if that's how it works out, I'd be fired up." Rivers said there's nothing new regarding discussions on a contract extension between his representation and the team. However, Rivers said he's willing to consider offers from the Chargers during the offseason. Asked if he anticipates having a new deal in place before the season begins, Rivers had this to say: "I have no expectations at this point," Rivers said. "If there is something, y'all will be the first to get it."

-- Ray McDonald Case Details --
Wed May 27, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the California Highway Patrol has released audio from the 911 call that led to the arrest of former Chicago Bears DE Ray McDonald on suspicion of child endangerment and domestic violence. A woman, who is identified as the mother of the alleged victim, tells a dispatcher that McDonald is drunk during a 911 call about 3:41 a.m. PDT Monday. According to the San Jose Mercury News, McDonald violently broke through a bedroom door to get to his ex-fiancee and their infant daughter. The 6-foot-3, 290-pound lineman then tried to take the baby from her before leaving, according to the report. McDonald was later arrested at a San Jose, California, home on suspicion of assaulting a woman who was holding the couple's baby.

-- 2015 May Dynasty/Keeper Fantasy Rankings Released! --
Tue May 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football 2015 Pro Bowl and Super Bowl package subscribers take note. Are you looking for UPDATED fantasy keeper/dynasty player rankings? Need to make a cutdown on your roster by June? No problem! Keeper Korner columnist Brent Lathrop has just released his 2015 May Dynasty/Keeper Fantasy Rankings (including comments for each player ranked) for your viewing pleasure. Remember, these rankings could change significantly once training camps begin later this summer, but they do represent a good current guideline for how we feel players in keeper/dynasty leagues stack up. Log into your premium account and Enjoy.

-- Redskins Concerned About Jordan Reed --
Tue May 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (knee) did not respond to a text message as of Tuesday evening but Chris Cooley shared on his ESPN 980 radio show "The Drive" that several people in the organization had mentioned to him that Reed had not looked good in recent weeks. Not sure at all what that means, but obviously it is something to be concerned about.

-- Seahawks Sign Two Drafted Rookies --
Tue May 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Seattle Seahawks signed drafted rookies DE Frank Clark and WR Tyler Locket to four-year contracts.

-- Raiders Sign 7th-Rounder Dexter McDonald --
Tue May 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Oakland Raiders have signed 7th-round draft pick CB Dexter McDonald to a four-year contract.

-- LeVeon Bell Rehab Update --
Tue May 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Pittsburgh Steelers RB LeVeon Bell's knee injury that caused him to miss the playoff loss to the Ravens is now close to 100 percent, Bell said. The injury was barely 50 percent in January, he said.

-- Falcons RB Pecking Order --
Tue May 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman began OTAs as the team's first-string tailback, while rookie RB Tevin Coleman ran with the second unit.

-- 2015 EarlyBird Premium Rates Continue! --
Tue May 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Cowboys Sign 3rd-Rounder Chaz Green --
Tue May 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Dallas Cowboys have signed 3rd-round draft pick OT Chaz Green to a four-year contract.

-- Derek Carr not Throwing in OTAs --
Tue May 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Oakland Tribune reports Raiders QB Derek Carr (finger) is doing more than last week, taking snaps, and making pitches, but he's still not throwing during OTAs. He's a spectator for passing drills.

-- Evan Mathis No-Shows OTAs --
Tue May 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Eagles OG Evan Mathis is skipping this week's OTAs.

-- Jordan Reed Sore --
Tue May 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Washington Post reports Redskins TE Jordan Reed is getting checked for soreness in his knee on Tuesday.

-- Greg Hardy's Appeal Set for Thursday --
Tue May 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Ed Werder reports Dallas Cowboys DE Greg Hardy's appeal of his 10-game suspension is scheduled for Thursday morning with Harold Henderson in Washington DC.

-- Jets Name Matt Bazirgan --
Tue May 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The New York Daily News reports the Jets have promoted Matt Bazirgan to pro personnel director.

-- Wilson & Graham Attending Funeral Instead of OTAs --
Tue May 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has a good reason for being absent from today’s OTAs. Wilson decided to travel to Miami to be with new teammate TE Jimmy Graham at the funeral of Graham’s longtime manager and mentor, Tamara Meyerson. Meyerson, who died on Friday at the age of 45, became a mother figure for Graham, whose biological mother abandoned him when he was 11. Meyerson’s obituary names her three children and Graham as the most important people in her life.

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-- Dolphins OTA Update - No Holdouts --
Tue May 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Palm Beach Post reports there are no Dolphins holdouts at voluntary offseason practices. DT Ndamukong Suh — who skipped most of the team’s offseason workouts and didn’t always participate in OTA practices in Detroit — was there for the season’s first practice. Suh, the highest paid defensive player in the NFL, had a “sack” early in practice although the drills are non-contact. WR Rishard Matthews, who is buried on the depth chart, also showed up after skipping some of the workouts. OT Branden Albert (knee) and S Don Jones (shoulder) will miss all of the OTA (organized team activity) practices, the team announced. On the injury front, the Dolphins had a couple of quick recoveries. S Louis Delmas and cornerbac CB Will Davis, who both suffered ACL injuries late in the season, are at practice. WR Greg Jennings, WR Kenny Stills and WR Jarvis Landry (slot receiver) were the team's first-team wideouts as OTAs opened on Tuesday.

-- Marqise Lee Week-to-Week --
Tue May 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Jacksonville Jaguars official website reports Jaguars HC Gus Bradley says WR Marqise Lee (knee) is week-to-week. He injured his knee in Phase #2 of the team's offseason program..

-- Julio Jones to Show for OTAs --
Tue May 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports according to a source familiar with the situation, Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones "will be there" for the start of OTAs Tuesday morning although there have been no talks yet regarding a new deal. Jones has one year left on his contract and would become an unrestricted free agent in 2016.

-- Patriots Sign Dane Fletcher --
Tue May 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFl.com reports the New England Patriots have signed free-agent LB Dane Fletcher to a one-year contract.

-- Source: Unhappy James Ihedigbo to Show for OTAs --
Tue May 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports unhappy Detroit Lions S James Ihedigbo is reporting to the team today for OTAs, a source said. A show of faith in the team, perhaps? He wants a new deal.

-- Colts Make Player Moves --
Tue May 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Indianapolis Colts have signed OG Will Corbin and CB Chance Casey. The team also waived CB Josh Mitchell injured.

-- Cowboys Sign A.J. Jenkins; Release One --
Tue May 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Dallas Cowboys have signed veteran free-agent WR A.J. Jenkins. The team also waived WR Chris Boyd.

-- Why Subscribe to FFMastermind.com? --
Tue May 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Isaiah Crowell Takes First Snaps with First Team --
Tue May 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell took the first snap with the first team during OTAs on Tuesday.

-- Josh McCown Takes First Team Reps in OTAs --
Tue May 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown took the first-team reps in the team's OTAs on Tuesday. QB Johnny Manziel was the second-string quarterback.

-- Tashaun Gipson to No-Show OTAs --
Tue May 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl S Tashaun Gipson still hasn’t signed his restricted free-agent tender, and wants a new deal. As a result, he has no plans to attend this week's OTAs.

-- Tom Brady Appeal Watch --
Tue May 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal won't be heard by Wednesday's 10-day deadline to set a hearing date, two people familiar with the situation said. Both sources spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because no date for the appeal has been set. The collective bargaining agreement calls for the date for the appeal to be set within a 10-day window, not for the appeal itself to be heard. So if the sides don't officially set a date by Wednesday, it would be a mutual delay at that point in doing so.

-- Melvin Ingram in the Best Shape of His Life --
Mon May 25, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports San Diego Chargers LB Melvin Ingram is in the best shape of his NFL career. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Ingram has lost 20 pounds this offseason after committing to a change in diet. Ingram now weighs 246 pounds – down from 266 last season – and has just 8 percent body fat. “Being at 260 or 265, 266, wasn’t working, really,” Ingram said. “I felt quick but I kept getting injured. You’ve got to nitpick at your own body, your own self, your own game. … I felt like playing lighter would be a better thing for me. The lighter you are, the less stress it is on your body, the less stress it is on your knees, your hips, your joints or your ankles, your toes — everything.”

-- Eric Weddle to No-Show --
Mon May 25, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports San Diego Chargers Pro Bowl S Eric Weddle will not attend the team's upcoming OTAs this week. He wants an extension.

-- Bears Release Ray McDonald --
Mon May 25, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Chicago Bears have released veteran DE Ray McDonald. “We believe in second chances, but when we signed Ray we were very clear what our expectations were if he was to remain a Bear,” GM Ryan Pace said in team-issued release. “He was not able to meet the standard and the decision was made to release him.”

-- 17 Fantasy Football Titles! --
Mon May 25, 2015 --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!

-- Tevrin Brandon OK After Being Hit by a Car --
Mon May 25, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Ledger reports Denver Broncos CB Tevrin Brandon was hospitalized briefly this morning after being struck by a car in Belmar, according to police. Capt. Andrew Huisman of the Belmar police said Tevrin, was crossing Highway 71 near its intersection with Highway 35 around 2:24 a.m. when he was hit by what is believed to be a black Ford F150 pickup truck. The truck fled the scene following the collision, and has yet to be located, according to Huisman. Tevrin sustained minor injuries, and was taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune City and released later Sunday.

-- A.P. Still Wants to be Traded; Could Hold Out --
Mon May 25, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

Yahoo! Sports reports when RB Adrian Peterson skips this week's organized team activities for the Minnesota Vikings, he will attempt to send an unmistakable message to the franchise: He wants to be traded. That's what a source within the star running back's inner circle said on Sunday night. Despite months of overtures by the Vikings, Peterson has not wavered privately about his wish to continue his career with another franchise. Indeed, the source said Peterson believes he already made ownership and the Vikings' front office aware that he wanted a trade in face-to-face meetings this offseason. The source, who has been a longtime Peterson confidant, says that the running back intends to sit out all of the team's offseason workouts, an act that would cause him to forfeit a $250,000 workout bonus. The longtime confidant said Peterson has not yet made a decision about sitting out of the team's mandatory minicamp in June or training camp in late July. Interestingly, a league source said as recently as last week that Peterson's agent, Ben Dogra, had been seeking a reworked contract from the Vikings that would secure more guaranteed money for his client. As it stands, Peterson does not have remaining guaranteed money on his deal. But Peterson's confidant says that this has evolved into a far more personal issue between the player and the team and is not a matter of finances. The source said that for Peterson it has "never been about the money," and that the running back is adamant about playing elsewhere.

-- Ray McDonald Arrested --
Mon May 25, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBCBayArea.com reports Chicago Bears DE Ray McDonald has been arrested on misdemeanor domestic violence and child endangerment charges, Santa Clara police said on Monday. Lt. Kurt Clarke said in a news release that McDonald was arrested after officers said he "physically assaulted the victim while she was holding a baby." Police were called to a disturbance at 3:48 a.m. at an apartment in Santa Clara, only to find that McDonald had left to go to a friend's home in San Jose. According to sources, McDonald was arrested at the home of retired 49ers LB Justin Smith in the Silver Creek neighborhood of San Jose. Neighbors said they saw police cars about 6 a.m. Monday. Another source said that he rents an apartment in Santa Clara on Carlyle Court for his ex-fiancee and baby. The source said that on Sunday night, McDonald went out with friends and wanted to return to the apartment and asked her to leave. He left to give her some space, the source said, and when he returned, the police had been called.

-- Brooks Reed Injures Groin, But... --
Sun May 24, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Atlanta Falcons LB Brooks Reed (groin) may miss the first set of organized team activities. He suffered a groin injury during the team’s recent veteran minicamp. The injury is described as a minor one, but the Falcons don’t have much reason to push it toward being something more significant at this point in the offseason. LB O’Brien Schofield is expected to take Reed’s reps with the first team.

-- Source: A.P. to No-Show OTAs on Tuesday --
Sun May 24, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Pioneer Press reports RB Adrian Peterson won’t be at Vikings organized team activities when they begin Tuesday, a source said on Sunday. Peterson, who missed 15 games last season because of a child-abuse incident, has been disgruntled because he has not believed some in the Minnesota organization did enough to get him back on the field last fall. The Vikings have said they will not trade Peterson, who has three years left on his contract. Peterson has not been with the Vikings during all of spring workouts, however the start of OTAs is significant because Peterson has a $250,000 workout bonus that he won’t get unless he takes part in 90 percent of OTAs and minicamps. The Vikings also have OTAs June 2-4 and June 8-11 and a mandatory minicamp June 16-18. The source does not know for sure but doubts that Peterson will attend any of the OTAs. Peterson last year participated in OTAs and minicamps. Peterson has three years and $44.25 million left on his Vikings contract, including being on the books for $12.75 million in 2015. However, none of it is guaranteed.

-- Glenn Dorsey Rehab Update --
Sun May 24, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The San Francisco Chronicle reports 49ers DT Glenn Dorsey (biceps) didn’t practice Thursday and was asked if his biceps injury had fully healed: “I’m close,” he said.

-- Saints Work Out Kris Durham --
Sun May 24, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

Fox Sports reports free-agent WR Kris Durham recently worked out for the New Orleans Saints.

-- A Magic Act in 2010 --
Sun May 24, 2015 --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!

-- Sean Lee Cleared to Practice --
Sun May 24, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports Cowboys LB Sean Lee (torn ACL) has been cleared to take part in OTAs on Tuesday. If a player is cleared, he practices.

-- Four Cardinals Rookies Sit --
Sun May 24, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Arizona Republic reports four of the 90 players on the roster didn't practice last Tuesday. All are rookies. LB Alani Fua (foot), LB Shaq Riddick (hamstring) and LB Zack Wagenmann (foot) missed because of injuries. WR Jaxon Shipley was finishing classes at Texas and was expected to arrive Tuesday afternoon.

-- Cardinals Move Matt Shaughnessy to DE --
Sun May 24, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Arizona Republic reports Cardinals DE Matt Shaughnessy, who started 19 games at outside linebacker the past two seasons, has been moved to defensive end. At 285 pounds, Shaughnessy fits better at end than linebacker, HC Bruce Arians said. "He had to really struggle to keep his weight down," Arians said. "We can always stand him up in run defense if we want to do that. He gives us such great position flexibility."

-- A.J. McCarron Healthy --
Sat May 23, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports QB A.J. McCarron is eyeing the Cincinnati Bengals' backup job, buoyed by a revamped throwing motion that has made his arm stronger than ever. After underthrowing receivers last offseason, McCarron is now overthrowing vertical field-stretchers such as WR Denarius Moore. "I feel great," McCarron recently said, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. "Body feels great and I feel like I'm slinging it better than I ever have, really." Echoing HC Marvin Lewis' positive review at the NFL Scouting Combine, quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese is excited to work with an improved McCarron. "We wanted him in our building so bad and it happened and then it didn't happen and now it's happening," Zampese recently explained. "So it's fun. It's delayed gratification, that's all. Now we've got a chance to see where he can take himself and where we can help him go." Although McCarron is competing with QB Terrelle Pryor and QB Josh Johnson for the backup job, he's not shy about his intention to push Andy Dalton for the starting job. "If you're not going to dream big, then why dream?" McCarron said. "He's our starter, I know that, but I want to make him better in every way that I can. Like I told him, hopefully one day me and him can be retired and look back on it and we're both 100 million-dollar guys. That's my dream."

-- Bills Eyeing an Extension for Marcell Dareus --
Sat May 23, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Buffalo Bills would like to extend DT Marcell Dareus prior to the start of training camp.

-- Bengals Team Rehab Update --
Sat May 23, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Cincinnati Bengals official website reports everyone should get a first look at WR Marvin Jones (foot) in OTAs in nearly two years after a season he was hobbled by foot problems and ended up practicing just once. He caught 10 TDs in 2013 helped by a great down-field burst, so we’ll get an idea if that speed is intact. Also back for the first time since injuring his PCL in his break-out game last season is WR James Wright. Wright, a seventh-rounder last season after not catching a ball at LSU in 2013, really came on the more work he got. He made three huge catches before getting hurt in the Nov. 30 win in Tampa and looked ready to emerge. TE Tyler Eifert (elbow, shoulder) and OT Andre Smith (triceps) say they are coming along well, but it’s doubtful they’ll be working this spring and if they do it will be later. They’re still headed on pace to start the first day of training camp.

-- Can the Ravens Extend Marshal Yanda? --
Sat May 23, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports four-time Pro Bowl ORG Marshal Yanda and road-grading OLG Kelechi Osemele are both entering contract years in Baltimore after paving the way for RB Justin Forsett's surprising breakout season in 2014. The Ravens' brass have made it clear this offseason, according to the Baltimore Sun, that signing Yanda to an extension is a priority. The only guard on NFL Network's "Top 100 Players of 2015" list, Yanda won't come cheaply. Heading into the final season of a five-year, $32.5 million contract, the 30-year-old is widely viewed as the best player at his position. One potential hangup is Yanda's age. His play merits a richer contract than those of Arizona OG Mike Iupati and San Diego OG Orlando Franklin, who signed five-year deals for $40 million and $36.5 million, respectively, in March. The Ravens have drafted insurance in the form of OG John Urschel and OG Robert Myers the past two years.

-- Working Doubletime to Help You Win! --
Sat May 23, 2015 --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!

-- Heyward: Steelers Defense to Remain the Same --
Sat May 23, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports DC Dick LeBeau is out and DC Keith Butler is in, but the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense isn’t changing. That’s the word from Steelers DE Cam Heyward, who says the change at defensive coordinator is the only difference for the Steelers. Heyward says the Steelers’ defense will still run the same schemes with Butler (who has been the team’s linebackers coach for the last 12 years) as it did under LeBeau (who has moved to the Titans after spending the last 11 years running the defense in Pittsburgh). “I don’t think there are going to be too many changes,” said Heyward. “It’s going to be the same details. We will have a couple of new wrinkles, but we won’t share them now.”

-- Dolphins RB Watch --
Sat May 23, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Miami Dolphins RB Lamar Miller should get more carries. That was painfully evident last season when the Dolphins seemingly kept Miller on a pitch count, even when he was having a strong game. Miller rushed for 1,099 yards but probably could've had 1,300 yards if he got about five more attempts per game. Will Miller get more carries in 2015? That's a different question. For three years, Miami's coaching staff has never viewed Miller as a bell cow or workhorse running back. As soon as Miller gets up to maybe 12-15 carries, Dolphins' coaches get conservative with him. It's hard to say that philosophy will suddenly change. The Dolphins also are very optimistic rookie RB Jay Ajayi can carry some of the load as long as he stays healthy.

-- Buccaneers RB Watch --
Sat May 23, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin has been the starter the past three seasons. But he's coming off a disappointing season and the coaching staff and front office don't seem sold on a player they didn't draft. They did draft RB Charles Sims last year and the coaches are very high on him. Sims could end up beating out Martin.

-- Falcons RB Watch --
Sat May 23, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman and RB Tevin Coleman will push each other daily, which should only benefit the Falcons going into the 2015 season. Freeman has impressed the new coaching staff with his pass-catching skills, while both players have to show the ability to consistently block when it comes to pass protection. The anticipation is a two-back system with equal reps as the Falcons make a concerted effort to bring more offensive balance with a stronger run game. Don’t count out the contribution of explosive RB Antone Smith, who could be back to his old self once he fully recovers from a broken leg.


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Premium Pro Bowl and Super Bowl package subscribers take note. The Initial set of FFMastermind.com 2015 May Fantasy Player Re-Drafter Rankings with Projections has been released for your viewing pleasure.

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