The San Francisco 49ers and Robbie Gould remain in a standoff regarding the kicker's future with the franchise.
It doesn't sound like Gould is ready to acquiesce quietly to the franchise tag and play out the season just yet.
"It's a complicated situation," Gould told NBC Chicago. "The way I've kind of approached it is, I want to spend time with my family. And I let my agent handle it, and if anything comes up that I have to make a decision or be in the know, he'll call me and let me know. But right now there's nothing to really know, and I'm just enjoying being home and being in Chicago.
"I'm at a point in my career where my family is what's going to dictate the decisions that I make."
With Chicago's kicking woes, it would seem they would love to have Robbie Gould back in a Bears uniform, but the 49ers have been unwilling to deal him. Gould and the 49ers have until July 15 to strike a long-term solution. For now, Gould sits as our sixth-ranked kicker, projected to put up 124 fantasy points in 2019.
Multiple sources say that Sony Michel is progressing quickly since his most recent arthroscopic knee surgery and has been running full tilt. The 2nd year RB has also been spending considerable time at @TB12sports like so many before - and after - have/will.
The Patriots backfield is perpetually a tough one to navigate and this impending season is no different. However, if we look at 2018 Sony Michel led the Patriots RBs in total touches with 216, averaging over five carries a game more than teammate James White. And that was in just 13 games. New England also added rookie Damien Harris to the RB room which clouds things up a bit and could cut into Michel's workload this year. Michel's ADP is currently RB23, with White at RB25 and Harris being drafted as RB41.
Steelers RB Jaylen Samuels said he focused on speed this offseason, which he says will help "be more decisive in and out of my cuts as a pure runner." Did he get faster? "I believe I got faster," he said. "I can get in and out of my cuts a little bit better."
Pittsburgh has used a bell-cow approach to their backfield for years now, but there has been talk (from James Conner himself) of spreading the touches around in 2019. Jaylen Samuels filled in nicely for Conner at the end of last season and is the favorite to gain some of the work, particularly on passing downs. For now, Samuels is a great handcuff or late-round grab in best-ball leagues and is projected as RB48 in 4for4's rankings.
Trey Quinn could be in for a big year as the starting slot receiver and No. 1 punt returner. He’s got big cleats to fill as he attempts to replace free agent departure Jamison Crowder, but Quinn, the final selection of the 2018 draft, elicited high praise from both head coach Jay Gruden and wide receivers coach Ike Hilliard for a strong spring performance.
Trey Quinn suffered a high-ankle sprain last September and spent the majority of his rookie season on IR. He's looking like the guy to man the slot in Washington this season and has already received high praise from coach Jay Gruden, as he stated "I'm ready to watch Trey Quinn jump in that slot role and dominate the position. I'm excited for him."
Quinn is someone to watch in training camp and could be a valuable late-round flier, especially in PPR formats.
I think Corey Davis is going to shine this season as a potential WR1. He pushed 1,000 yards last season even with tons of injuries all around him. He also had very little cover as the team’s primary target once Delanie Walker went down in the opener; teams could just focus on shutting him down.
With Delanie Walker back from injury and the addition of Adam Humphries and rookie A.J. Brown, things should open up for Corey Davis this season in Tennessee. However, despite having one of the largest target shares in the league, Davis ended as WR27 in 2018. If Marcus Mariota is indeed healthy he should sling the ball more in 2019, but until we see more from Davis, he is still projected to be WR31, with a mid-round price tag.
Ben Roethlisberger will spread things around more and he won’t force passes into double coverage as often. JuJu Smith-Schuster will be the prime target, but then he was last season as well. Tight end Vance McDonald may very well be the second-most productive receiver.
With Antonio Brown in Oakland, Ben Roethlisberger's field opens up a bit more, making way for new playmakers. Vance McDonald was already third in targets among Pittsburgh pass catchers last season with 72 and could see more volume in Brown's absence. His 4for4 ranking is currently as TE8 with a projected PPR point total of 151 on the season.
But the way it looks right now, Drake will be the main back in a multi-back offense (expect Kalen Ballage to be the No. 2 back) as opposed to a singular workhorse back.
Despite the surprising longevity of Frank Gore, and ending the 2018 season as RB29 in total touches and RB105 in touch rate (TCH/Snap), Kenyan Drake still managed to produce in the meager Dolphin offense. Thanks in part to his pass catching - 53 receptions on the year, Drake’s final numbers as RB14 in PPR points was four spots higher than his RB18 ADP. This year he should see an uptick in usage even with Ballage as the No. 2 back and is currently being undervalued in both best-ball and redraft formats. John Paulson has Drake ranked as RB13 in PPR leagues, and his ADP sits as RB24. Ballage's ADP is currently RB58.
Gerald Everett "looked fabulous during the offseason and in fantastic physical shape." may benefit from the Rams wanting "to diversify their offense a bit"
There has been plenty of hype around Gerald Everett's performance this offseason at OTAs and minicamp. He's shown a heightened physical prowess and heading into his third year, could see an uptick in work with the Rams in 2019. If he can continue to separate himself from Tyler Higbee, Everett could be a steal at his current 19th-round ADP.
"I wouldn't be shocked if [Devin Singletary] emerges as the most relevant running back for fantasy owners by the end of the season." "The Bills love him"
LeSean McCoy currently owns the starting gig in the Bills backfield, but he's tough to trust heading into the 2019 season. He barely cracked 500 rushing yards last year and being on the wrong side of 30 doesn't help. Drafted in the third round, Devin Singletary is actually similar to a younger McCoy is his elusive ability and could see significant playing time in Buffalo in 2019.
Flacco also loves his tight ends. Enter first-round rookie Noah Fant. The Broncos have needed more production out of their tight ends for years now and Fant has the size of a power forward and speed of a point guard. He could be another favored target of Flacco.
Rookie TEs aren't usually fantasy staples, but Noah Fant is one who could make an impact on rosters in 2019. He destroyed the combine as the top performer at his position in all but three categories, and he's in a great spot in Denver to succeed from the start. The Broncos receiving corps is led by a guy coming off a major injury in Emmanuel Sanders, plus several young and inexperienced WRs who are learning along with Fant. His ADP is somewhere in the 14th round, which could be solid value if he does indeed break out.