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.
PFF ranks the top 50 players in the league heading into the 2021 NFL season. The first installment of this year's PFF50 covers No. 41 to No. 50, highlighted by Saints tackle Terron Armstead and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott.
One notable quote from each team’s press conferences during 2021 OTAs, from Arizona Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury's expectations for QB Kyler Murray to DeMeco Ryans' intent to play off the San Francisco 49ers' defensive line.
To help count down the days until the 2021 NFL season, we at PFF have pulled together all of our position rankings, betting projections, single team analysis articles and more, making this your go-to resource for 2021 NFL content.
Bills receiver Cole Beasley released a statement on Twitter on Friday in response to the sharp backlash he has received on social media, in which he disclosed that he is not vaccinated and pledged to "live my one life like I want to regardless."
The reckoning is coming. It hasn’t arrived yet, but it’s coming. On Monday, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court (when is the Supreme Court ever unanimous on anything?) ruled against the NCAA on the question of whether the antitrust laws apply to rules restricting the benefits that any school may offer to student-athletes. The outcome is […]
The last two Raiders’ seasons have concluded in a similar, though not identical, manner. In 2019, the team started 6-4 before losing five of their last six games to finish 7-9. The Raiders were technically still in the playoff hunt through their Week 17, but they would’ve needed massive help to make it. And then […]
Here’s to those who wish us well, and those who don’t can go to hell. Of course, those who wish us well may not be telling the truth. When it comes to the curious and unexpected attacks by running back Le'Veon Bell on Chiefs coach Andy Reid, Bell isn’t buying the kind words recently articulated […]
A.J. Green played with a number of different wide receivers over the last decade with the Bengals, but there’s something different about who he’s sharing the field with as a member of the Cardinals. Green said he has “never played with a guy like” DeAndre Hopkins during a recent appearance on On the Fly and he’s […]
Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert thinks he’ll be asked to do more this year, and he’s happy about that. Herbert said that under new head coach Brandon Staley and offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, he’ll be asked to do more at the line of scrimmage and understand more formations and personnel groupings. Herbert said there’s “a lot […]
Washington was looking at taking a potential quarterback of the future with their first-round pick in the spring’s draft. But with five off the board by the time the Football Team came on the clock, linebacker Jamin Davis was the pick at No. 19 overall. Though he was only a one-year starter at Kentucky, Davis […]
Burnout. It’s a not-uncommon phenomenon for football coaches, especially for those who cook the candle at both ends, and in the middle. For Rams coach Sean McVay, the burnout question has loomed in league circles for a couple of years. Given the fact that Tony Romo makes $1 million per week to call games and […]
Defensive tackle Eli Ankou‘s May visit with the Bills did not result in a deal, but a June meeting could have a different result. Sal Capaccio of WGR 550 reports that Ankou is in Buffalo for the second time this offseason. The Bills have three open roster spots, so a deal could happen at any […]
As long as the Chiefs have Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes, they’re going to be one of the league’s most explosive offenses. But one element Kansas City apparently would like to improve for 2021 is increasing the running backs’ involvement in the team’s pass game. Second-year back Clyde Edwards-Helaire has talked about how improving his […]
Patriots tackle Trent Brown said last week that he thinks rookie quarterback Mac Jones is “going to be special here in the future,” which is both a good review and a reference to a question that will continue to be a dominant storyline in New England this summer. When will Jones go from being the […]
Sean McVay is excited about his new quarterback. The Rams head coach has been pretty clear about that since Los Angeles executed the trade to bring in Matthew Stafford. And after the team finished its offseason program, McVay extolled the quarterback’s on- and off-the-field qualities to Albert Breer of SI.com. “Bro, this dude’s a bad […]
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott‘s recovery from last year’s ankle injury has been well documented this offseason and he’s on track to be 100 percent for the start of the 2021 season. Prescott doesn’t think that’s the most significant development for the Cowboys on the offensive side of the ball, however. Prescott’s absence might have grabbed […]
Za'Darius Smith predicted a “dominant” season is coming for fellow Packers edge rusher Rashan Gary in 2021 and the team’s defensive coaches believe he’ll have some company on that front. Smith and Gary are joined by Preston Smith off the edge in Green Bay and outside linebackers coach Mike Smith said recently that he has […]
Lost in the entire discussion and debate regarding whether players will or won’t get the COVID vaccine is the unmistakable link between: (1) getting the vaccine; (2) being available to play; and (3) setting the stage for a season with reduced distractions. It’s a simple, clear, bright-line bit of logic. Getting the shot(s) means one […]
There will be no vaccination requirement for fans to attend Bills games this year. Erie County owns the Bills’ stadium, and county officials have been saying they would not permit unvaccinated fans to attend Bills games this year. But on Sunday Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz tweeted that the county has so few COVID-19 cases […]
The NFL Players Association regulates agents for the purposes of negotiating contracts with NFL teams. The NFLPA does not regulate agents for the purposes of handling marketing rights for players. That loophole could soon be creating an interesting dynamic, with several states (like Texas and Florida) poised to allow college athletes to generate revenue from […]
Peter King is on vacation until July 26, and he lined up some guest writers to fill his Monday spot on Football Morning in America. Will Leitch is the author of How Lucky, a new novel from HarperCollins that Stephen King called “fantastic” and was recently selected as one of the Best 20 Books Of The Year […]
The NFL is hosting an inaugural General Manager Forum this week in an attempt to improve the number of minorities in front office positions, Rob Maaddi of The Associated Press reports. The league named the virtual forum after Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome, the Ravens’ former General Manager. “I think it’s critical, and I’m glad […]
NASCAR is partnering with Alvin Kamara, having hired the Saints running back as its first growth and engagement advisor. The announcement comes a year after Kamara attended his first NASCAR race to support Bubba Wallace Jr., the only Black driver in the NASCAR Cup Series. After NASCAR announced its decision to ban the Confederate flag, […]
Navy cornerback Cameon Kinley had planned to try his hand in the NFL, until the Navy told him to cool his jets. Now, a U.S. Senator from the state where Kinley wants to play wants the Commander-in-Chief to override the order. Via TheHill.com, Marco Rubio has sent a letter to President Biden requesting a waiver […]