PFF ranks the top 50 players in the league heading into the 2021 NFL season. The fourth installment of this year's PFF50 covers No. 11 to No. 50, highlighted by Green Bay Packers corner Jaire Alexander and Cardinals receiver DeAndre Hopkins.
Quarterback draft strategy is crucial for 2QB and Superflex fantasy football leagues. Here's how the 2021 NFL quarterbacks stack up with the top-300 players overall, along with QB tiers for 2021 2QB/Superflex fantasy football leagues.
Identifying and drafting the right breakout wide receiver can be the difference between winning your fantasy football league or suffering the ridicule of your league mates. Here, we look at the breakout potential for second-year wide receivers.
Four misdemeanor charges against former Washington running back Derrius Guice were dropped Wednesday after a settlement was reached with his ex-girlfriend. Washington had released Guice after his arrest in August.
Traditionally a staple in Indianapolis, the NFL's annual scouting combine will shift over to a bid process in which all NFL cities can submit a proposal to host the event beginning in 2023, a source told ESPN.
The Giants waived running back Ryquell Armstead on Thursday night, the team announced. The team claimed Armstead off waivers from the Jaguars on May 18. The Jaguars selected Armstead in the fifth round of the 2019 draft. He played every game as a rookie and had 35 carries for 108 yards and caught 14 passes […]
Defensive tackle David Onyemata‘s numbers don’t totally tell the story of his impact on the Saints. He has become a play-wrecker. Bigger still, he has become a leader for the Saints. Entering his sixth season, Onyemata is showing his young teammates the way. “It’s something that has become more comfortable over the years,” Onyemata said, […]
It didn’t take the Steelers long to find a replacement for David DeCastro. Just hours after releasing DeCastro with a non-football injury designation, the Steelers signed Trai Turner. Turner’s agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed the move. Turner visited the Steelers last week. The 27-year-old Turner went to five straight Pro Bowls from 2015 to 2019 with […]
So much for the slow time in the NFL. As teams begin to enjoy the only period of reduced activity in the ever-growing NFL schedule, they need to reconvene for the purposes of deciding in fairly short order an important piece of business for 2022. According to the memo disseminated on Thursday by the NFL, […]
The NFL highlighted several minority coaches this week at its Quarterback Coaching Summit in an attempt to improve the number of Black head coaches. Troy Vincent, the NFL’s executive vice president of football operations, praised Texans assistant coach Pep Hamilton, Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, Eagles quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson and several others who gave […]
Teddy Bridgewater might start the season opener for the Broncos. Or might it be Drew Lock? Or maybe a different veteran quarterback? For now, Bridgewater and Lock are competing for the job. Barring a trade for a Deshaun Watson or an Aaron Rodgers, the Broncos will go into the season with either Lock or Bridgewater […]
It’s been a bad week for the NCAA. Via USA Today, a federal judge has refused to dismiss a case in which athletes seek an order preventing the NCAA from limiting name, image, and likeness revenue, and that athletes receive damages based on the share of TV money and social-media revenue athletes would receive absent […]
The Steelers have moved on from guard David DeCastro. They’ve done so in a way that prevents him from realizing any additional benefits from the team, if his ankle problem prevents him from playing this year. According to the league’s official transaction report, DeCastro was released with a non-football injury designation. This means that, in […]
Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth is entering his 16th season after deciding to hold off retirement for another year. Los Angeles’ new quarterback isn’t quite as experienced. But Whitworth sees the benefits of having a seasoned QB like Matthew Stafford to lead the offense. “You know what, just being around Stafford, Matthew is one of […]
The Steelers released right guard David DeCastro on Thursday, and DeCastro reportedly is evaluating his future. It explains why the Steelers had veteran guard Trai Turner in for a visit last week. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports the Steelers are in talks with Turner’s representation. The sides do not have a deal yet, but […]
Thursday afternoon brought word that the Steelers have released right guard David DeCastro after a nine-year run as a fixture on their offensive line. DeCastro was in attendance at minicamp this month, but did not participate in drills or talk to the media about the reason he stayed off the field. It appears his ankle […]
The return to health of quarterback Dak Prescott, right tackle La'el Collins and left tackle Tyron Smith has the Cowboys fired up about what 2021 could hold for the offense and the team. Prescott missed 11 games, Collins 16 and Smith 14 in 2020. In addition, right guard Zack Martin missed six games. Prescott’s rehab […]
The Steelers offensive line lost center Maurkice Pouncey to retirement and two other starters to free agency early in the offseason and the changes will not stop there. The team announced the release of longtime right guard David DeCastro on Thursday. He was set to make $8.75 million this season and the Steelers will clear […]
Byron Murphy has largely been a slot cornerback for the Cardinals over his first two seasons as a pro. But his defensive coordinator apparently has high goals for the 2019 second-round pick entering 2021. “You can see his growth,” Vance Joseph said, via Kyle Odegard of the team’s website. “He’s so much more comfortable. He’s […]
Browns running back Kareem Hunt said on Thursday that he believes the team are “real contenders” in the AFC this season and that he feels “we can beat anybody in the NFL” this season. They’ll get a great chance to prove both those points in the opening week of the regular season. The Browns will […]
The NFL will bring back alternate-color helmets next year. In a memo sent to teams this afternoon, the league announced a new policy that will give teams the opportunity to use two different helmets starting in the 2022 season, a popular move with fans who like alternate and throwback uniforms. Teams can pair the second […]
Players on the Steelers are leading the way in doing what everyone should do, and getting the COVID-19 vaccine. More than 85 percent of players on the Steelers are fully vaccinated, according to Ed Bouchette of TheAthletic.com. That would mean the Steelers join the Dolphins and Saints as teams that have reached the 85 percent […]
We learned earlier that Raiders owner Mark Davis drives a black Mini Cooper because he was involved in a minor accident in Las Vegas. Davis has now commented on the matter, and things are apparently what they seemed. “It was no big deal,” Davis said, via John Katsilometes of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “I was […]
Defensive end Cam Jordan has played every game the Saints have played since joining the team as a 2011 first-round pick and most of them have come with Drew Brees at quarterback. Brees won’t be there for Jordan’s 161st game as a Saint because he retired this offseason. That will start the clock on his […]
Earlier this afternoon, we raised the question of whether anyone will opt out in 2021. Surely, few if any will do so due to concerns regarding the pandemic. That said, players who signed their most recent contracts before October 1, 2020 could choose to press pause on their careers for a season for other reasons. […]