Josh Freeman Fantasy News

Colts, Chuck Pagano agree to extension

Monday, January 4, 2016, 10:31pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Against season-long odds, coach Chuck Pagano is staying with the Indianapolis Colts on a new deal.

The team announced Monday night that Pagano has agreed to a contract extension after a trying season featuring well-documented in-fighting with general manager Ryan Grigson and persistent "hot seat" reports emanating from Indiana.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport confirms Grigson will also return in the same capacity after lengthy meeting through the day on Monday. Although the relationship between Grigson and Pagano was described as toxic as various times during the season, Rapoport was told that it was closer to two passionate professionals with mutual respect.

Pagano carried momentum into owner Jim Irsay's office after winning the final two games with a revolving door of quarterbacks featuring street free agents Josh Freeman and Ryan Lindley in the season finale.

Fantasy Impact:

The surprise is not only that Pagano survived, but also that there was no clear victor in the power struggle, the story said. The piece also added this was expected to be perhaps the top available job in the offseason.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 9:16pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

With just one healthy quarterback on the roster in Stephen Morris, the Indianapolis Colts added depth at the position with the signing of veteran Josh Freeman. The team announced the move on Tuesday.

The 17th overall selection in the 2009 draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Freeman has played in 61 career games, including 60 starts. He spent training camp with the Miami Dolphins this season before being waived at the end of the preseason. Most recently, Freeman played with Fall Experimental Football League's Brooklyn Bolts.

Dolphins cut K Caleb Sturgis

Saturday, September 5, 2015, 8:20pm

Sun-Sentinel - [Full Article]

The Dolphins cut veteran kicker Caleb Sturgis and running back Mike Gillislee Saturday.

The Dolphins made 22 roster moves Saturday — they cut 20 players, terminated the contract of quarterback Josh Freeman, and waived/injured wide receiver Christion Jones.

Sturgis, the oft-injured kicker who struggled for two years, was probably the biggest name of the players cut, although his release wasn't a surprise.

The Dolphins will now go with a rookie kicker in Andrew Franks from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a rookie punter in Matt Darr, who attended Tennessee.

Fantasy Impact:

Sturgis was actually ranked eighth among our kickers this offseason, and was expected to put up fantasy points in what should be an improved Dolphins offense. Frank is now a borderline K1 option in his place.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 11:01am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Former first-round quarterback Josh Freeman might not have shown much in recent years, but he keeps getting chances.

Including from the team which just cut him last week.

According to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report, the Dolphins have re-signed Josh Freeman.

Fantasy Impact:

They cut him last week, but the Dolphins only had three quarterbacks after the move, and teams generally want four passers in camp with rosters at 90.

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 6:48pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Josh Freeman, the quarterback who rapidly went from one of the most promising young players in the NFL to a major disappointment, is getting another shot.

The Dolphins have agreed to a one-year contract with Freeman, according to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report.

Vikings WR Greg Jennings 'still has it'

Friday, August 15, 2014, 12:35pm

Vikings.com - [Full Article]

Greg Jennings may not be quite as quick as he once was. Maybe he’s not as fast. But you can’t tell. The veteran receiver is polished, has as good a set of hands as you’ll see in this League, is a GREAT leader, and is always open. What more could you ask for from a veteran receiver who presides over an otherwise very young group of pass catchers? Yes, Jennings still has it, and had one of the best training camps of any Viking. He also made one of the best training camp’s best plays just a few days ago.

Fantasy Impact:

Jennings dealt with some injuries in 2013 but he showed a nice rapport with Matt Cassel, averaging 5.9 catches for 70 yards and 0.57 TD with Cassel under center. Unfortunately Christian Ponder and Josh Freeman dragged the Vikings FP/Att into the bottom seven in the league. Assuming Cassel or promising rookie Teddy Bridgewater can offer better efficiency, Jennings should bounce back as most fantasy eyes are set squarely on Cordarrelle Patterson. For what it’s worth, Cassel’s FP/Att was 0.971, which was very close to the league average. Jennings is going in the 13th round even though he finished as the #39 WR in 2013.

Vikings plan to use WR Greg Jennings in the slot

Friday, August 1, 2014, 10:44am

1500 ESPN - [Full Article]

After nearly one week of training camp, Greg Jennings' head is spinning a little less as he addressed the predictability factor that running back Adrian Peterson said hindered the Minnesota Vikings offense in the past.

"We were heavy, heavy, heavy run game," Jennings said. "Now we're going to take a lot more stress off Adrian. He's still going to get a heavy dosage of runs, but I think what Norv brings to the table is a more balanced offense."

When Jennings signed with the Vikings, the initial intention by the previous coaching staff was to use him as a flanker. However, he lined up in the slot 65 percent of the snaps last season, per PFF, and Turner wants to use Jennings in a similar fashion - but in a vastly different scheme.

During training camp practices, the Vikings appear to be using two split ends on the field more so than in previous schemes as Jerome Simpson and Cordarrelle Patterson line up on the outside, with Jennings and/or Jarius Wright on the inside.

Fantasy Impact:

Jennings dealt with some injuries in 2013 but he showed a nice rapport with Matt Cassel, averaging 5.9 catches for 70 yards and 0.57 TD with Cassel under center. Unfortunately Christian Ponder and Josh Freeman dragged the Vikings FP/Att into the bottom seven in the league. Assuming Cassel or promising rookie Teddy Bridgewater can offer better efficiency, Jennings should bounce back as most fantasy eyes are set squarely on Cordarrelle Patterson. For what it’s worth, Cassel’s FP/Att was 0.971, which was very close to the league average. Jennings is going in the 13th round even though he finished as the #39 WR in 2013.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 3:01am

Palm Beach Post - [Full Article]

Eagles OC Bill Lazor on how QB Ryan Tannehill is picking up the new offense: “Ryan is extremely willing to do the way we want him to do it,” Lazor said. “He’s just trying as hard as he can to learn it. Some of the things are different maybe then what he’s done in the past, but that’s football. And we’re just going to try to give him opportunities to grow and keep going forward. Probably when four practices into training camp with a new system, one of the things you have to be as a quarterback is thick-skinned. You’re going to get a coat of shellac because things are happening fast. You’re trying to learn. I think Ryan’s doing a great job.”

Things to read into that: While coaches praise Tannehill publicly, they’ve been critical behind closed doors. I like that, because except for extreme circumstances, it serves no purpose to throw your players under the bus in public. It also serves no purpose to sugarcoat in private.

Fantasy Impact:

Through the first 15 weeks, Tannehill was the #12 QB in fantasy. Unfortunately, he stunk it up in the final two weeks of the season, posting just 286 yards to go along with one TD and three picks in the final two games combined as the Dolphins skidded out of a playoff spot. Josh Freeman’s 2012 late-season swoon was similar, but the Dolphins are more committed to Tannehill than the Bucs were to Freeman. The arrival of OC Bill Lazor (from Philadelphia) should help. The players are raving about the new offense.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 11:35am

Minnesota Vikings - [Full Article]

Nine-year veteran Greg Jennings is the leader of the Vikings WR corps, and had as good an offseason program as anyone. He catches every pass that comes close to him and is a bona fide, been there-done that leader in the meeting room.

Fantasy Impact:

Jennings dealt with some injuries in 2013 but he showed a nice rapport with Matt Cassel, averaging 5.9 catches for 70 yards and 0.57 TD with Cassel under center. Unfortunately Christian Ponder and Josh Freeman dragged the Vikings FP/Att into the bottom seven in the league. Assuming Cassel or promising rookie Teddy Bridgewater can offer better efficiency, Jennings should bounce back as most fantasy eyes are set squarely on Cordarrelle Patterson. For what it’s worth, Cassel’s FP/Att was 0.971, which was very close to the league average. Jennings is going in the 13th round even though he finished as the #39 WR in 2013.

Greg Jennings, Matt Cassel continue to be 'in sync'

Friday, June 20, 2014, 10:12am

ESPN - [Full Article]

A year after the two signed with the Vikings, Matt Cassel and Greg Jennings have clicked. The two married fathers, on one of the league's youngest teams, have bonded off the field over shared experiences, and they've developed a trust on it that was born out of a mutual respect for the other's work habits. Jennings tallied 489 receiving yards and caught all four of his touchdown passes from Cassel, who started six games; had Cassel been starting the entire season, Jennings might have had a Pro Bowl year instead of an underwhelming start to his time in Minnesota.

It's possible Jennings will be working with Teddy Bridgewater instead of Cassel in the not-too-distant future; the receiver has spoken highly of Bridgewater's work so far, and Bridgewater will get a chance to win a competition for the starting job in training camp. But Cassel took many of the first-team snaps during the Vikings' mandatory minicamp, and once again, he and Jennings looked to be in sync.

"I told Matt today, 'Hey, look, (in) no-huddle, when in doubt, I got you,'" Jennings said. "He knew what he was thinking was very similar and in tune with what I was thinking."

Fantasy Impact:

Jennings dealt with some injuries in 2013 but he showed a nice rapport with Cassel, averaging 5.9 catches for 70 yards and 0.57 TD with Cassel under center. Unfortunately Christian Ponder and Josh Freeman dragged the Vikings FP/Att into the bottom seven in the league. Assuming Cassel or promising rookie Teddy Bridgewater can offer better efficiency, Jennings should bounce back as most fantasy eyes are set squarely on Cordarrelle Patterson. For what it’s worth, Cassel’s FP/Att was 0.971, which was very close to the league average. Jennings is going in the 13th round even though he finished as the #39 WR in 2013.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 5:20pm

James Walker, ESPN - [Full Article]

Dolphins beat writer James Walker on the possibility that the team moves on from QB Ryan Tannehill: "It is definitely in Ryan Tannehill’s best interest to show that he is the long-term solution this year. Rarely do starting quarterbacks get four consecutive years to show their worth after mediocre play. The only recent example I can think of is Mark Sanchez with the New York Jets, and his deep runs through the playoffs his first two seasons bought him time through his inconsistencies. Tannehill is 15-17 in his first two years and has no postseason resume to speak of. If Tannehill has another losing season, that most likely will lead to a coaching change. A new coach may want to win or lose with his own quarterback, which means Tannehill could be replaced or have to compete for a starting job."

Fantasy Impact:

Through the first 15 weeks, Tannehill was the #12 QB in fantasy. Unfortunately, he stunk it up in the final two weeks of the season, posting just 286 yards to go along with one TD and three picks in the final two games combined as the Dolphins skidded out of a playoff spot. Josh Freeman’s 2012 late-season swoon was similar, but the Dolphins are more committed to Tannehill than the Bucs were to Freeman.

Friday, May 30, 2014, 6:53pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Giants signed QB Josh Freeman a little more than a month ago to join the mix of candidates for the backup quarterback job next season, but his stay came to an end on Friday. The Giants announced that they have released Freeman well ahead of the end of spring work.

David Wilson took part in non-contact OTA

Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 6:43pm

NY Giants - [Full Article]

The Giants are taking an optimistic wait-and-see approach with their former first-round draft choice David Wilson, who missed most of last season with a neck injury. However, the third-year running back was on the practice field for the first of 10 non-contact organized team activities (OTAs) on Wednesday at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Wilson worked on both special teams as a returner and in offensive drills, including taking this handoff from quarterback Josh Freeman.

Fantasy Impact:

It's a sign that Wilson is on track to return this season, though he still has to be fully cleared for contact. We would expect him to play behind Rashad Jennings.

Giants sign Josh Freeman

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 12:10pm

Mike Garafalo, Twitter - [Full Article]

Done deal with the Giants and QB Josh Freeman. He's agreed to terms, per source.

Fantasy Impact:

Freeman will provide depth behind Eli Manning. He didn't get much of a chance to succeed in Minnesota.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 8:44pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Guys like Curtis Painter, Charlie Whitehurst, Luke McCown and Derek Anderson found work, while free agent Josh Freeman is wondering what happened to his once-promising career.

The Oakland Raiders were Freeman's best bet before free agency, but they preferred Matt Schaub. Freeman might have to wait until after the draft to find a team.

Fantasy Impact:

Last year at this time Freeman was poised for a big year but it obviously never panned out.

Get Started & Make Money Playing Daily Fantasy Football

  • Download The Daily Fantasy Playbook (2015 Edition) FREE from the most accurate fantasy football website since 2010 (a $4.99 value).
  • Receive breaking news alerts.
  • We are your friend's secret weapon.