Just spoke to Larry Fitzgerald, who said he's definitely returning in 2017 to play the final year on his contract.
Fitzgerald finished #10 in PPR formats, but averaged just 13.0 FP over the final eight games after averaging 17.9 in the first half of the season. Early ADP has him going in the 5th round, so he should continue to be a good value at that point in fantasy drafts, especially in PPR formats.
Kyle Shanahan is expected to be named the 49ers head coach sometime after Super Bowl 51 on February 5 as NFL rules prevent an official hiring of a coach on a playoff team until that team's season is over.
Shanahan has nine years of experience as an offensive coordinator and his offenses have finished in the top 10 in yards gained six times. He is a rising star after guiding the Falcons' offense to a #2 finish in yards gained and #1 overall in points scored this season.
Morton most recently was the wide receivers coach for the Saints and previously served as offensive coordinator for USC.
Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports that Teddy Bridgewater is expected to miss the entire 2017 season.
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Fantasy football players take note: Tyreek Hill could average as many as 70 snaps a game as a wide receiver and returner in 2017.
So says the coach of Kansas City’s rookie sensation.
“He was averaging 35 plays a game (in 2016),” Andy Reid told co-host Kirk Morrison and me Thursday on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “Maybe he can double that or at least take it up a couple notches and allow him to get in more in a starting role.”
Per 4for4's Player Snap App, among players who played at least 40% of their team's snaps, Hill ranked first in fantasy points per snap in both standard and PPR formats. He was the #11 fantasy receiver (PPR) after his team's Week 5 bye.
Montgomery started getting significant playing time in Week 6, and from that point on, he averaged 73 total yards and 0.27 TD, not including the playoffs. This resulted in 13.0 PPG in PPR formats and 9.0 PPG in standard. In two healthy playoff games (versus the Giants and the Cowboys) he gained a combined 149 yards and found the end zone twice. His fantasy stock in 2017 will depend largely on what else the Packers do at the position. Montgomery is best suited to be part of a committee since he's already shown a tendency to get dinged up. He'll be a PPR option in the middle rounds.
“I’m gonna take this offseason to evaluate, to consider all options, to consider health and family and things like that and just kind of take some time away to evaluate next season — if there’s gonna be a next season,” Roethlisberger said during his weekly radio show with 93.7 The Fan’s Ron Cook and Andrew Fillipponi.
It appears that Roethlisberger, who regularly plays up his injuries in order to get a reputation for being a tough guy, is going to follow the Brett Favre "will he, won't he" blueprint for the late stages of his career. Roethlisberger is 34, the Steelers are a perennial Super Bowl contender and he's under contract through 2019, so we're fully expecting him to play next season.
The Washington Redskins have promoted Matt Cavanaugh to offensive coordinator, the team announced on Monday. Additionally, the Redskins have hired Kevin O'Connell to be the team's next quarterbacks coach.
Prior to joining the Redskins’ coaching staff in 2015, Cavanaugh was previously quarterbacks coach for the Arizona Cardinals (1994-95), quarterbacks coach for the San Francisco 49ers (1996), offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears (1997-98), offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens (1999-04), quarterbacks coach for the New York Jets (2009-12) and quarterbacks coach for the Chicago Bears (2013-14).
In eight seasons as an offensive coordinator, Cavanaugh's offenses have never finished higher than 14th in yards gained, with an average ranking of 21.3.
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Jones is dealing with a toe injury, so his ability to finish the game is in some doubt. He has a great matchup with a shaky Packers secondary.
They'll all be out there but there's no telling how effective they'll be. The Packers also made Trevor Davis active, so they have one extra receiver to lean on. This indicates that they don't feel confident that their injured receivers will all be able to make it through the game. We wouldn't expect normal production from Nelson or Adams, though they are intriguing tournament plays since their ownership levels will be depressed this week.
Redskins to promote Greg Manusky to defensive coordinator, sources tell me and @RapSheet. This will be his fourth stint as a DC.
He was previously the DC for the Colts (4 seasons), Chargers (1 season) and the 49ers (4 seasons). His defenses in Indianapolis were typically not good, but his San Francisco and San Diego defenses finished in the top 16 in yards allowed in four of his five seasons with the two teams.
Washington Redskins running back Robert Kelley underwent a surgical procedure on his right knee shortly after the season-ending loss to the New York Giants, a source has confirmed with Breaking Burgundy.
Kelley suffered a sprained knee injury in the Week 16 win over the Chicago Bears, but played against the Giants with a brace. The procedure, considered relatively minor according to a source, lasted approximately 30-45 minutes and dealt with the meniscus. Kelley resumed walking per usual within a couple of days and physical therapy soon after.
This sounds like a minor repair, so Kelley should be fine by minicamp/OTAs.
Bradley coached back-to-back top 7 defenses (points allowed) in Seattle in 2011-12 before being hired to lead the Jaguars for four seasons. Last year, Jacksonville allowed the 6th-fewest yards while giving up the 8th-most points, an uncommon disparity.