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.
George Kittle, one of the organizers of this week's Tight End University, said on ESPN's First Take that Tim Tebow wasn't invited to the event because of a higher-than-expected response and there wasn't enough room.
Buccaneers receiver Antonio Brown's probation was terminated one year early, and the criminal matter stemming from his altercation with a moving truck driver was finalized on Tuesday, Brown's attorney Sean Burstyn told ESPN.
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.
This year, 29 NFL teams report for camp on July 27. Three teams get a head start: The two that play in the Hall of Fame game and the one that won the most recent Super Bowl. The Buccaneers arrive on July 24, and they’ll have their first practice on Sunday, July 25. Tampa Bay […]
When Patriots fans return to Gillette Stadium this year, they’ll immediately notice something different. The scoreboard is larger. Via NBC Sports Boston, the existing scoreboard in the south end zone is being expanded. It will be no taller but considerably wider. It will come in handy when Tom Brady comes back to town, and when closeups […]
Bears wide receiver Marquise Goodwin was an Olympian before he was an NFL player and his bid for another spot on the U.S. team will get underway on Friday. Goodwin will take part in the long jump qualifying round at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon on Friday. If he advances, Goodwin will jump for […]
The Dolphins claim that they have a “unique situation” with cornerback Xavien Howard. Ultimately, there’s nothing “unique” about it. A player wants more money than he’s due to make, and he’s using the leverage that comes from a threatened or actual denial of services to get what he wants. Via Barry Jackson of the Miami […]
Washington’s Antonio Gibson hasn’t been playing running back for long, but the transition from wide receiver to the backfield paid dividends in 2020. As a rookie last season, Gibson rushed for 795 yards and 11 touchdowns in 14 games. He also caught 36 passes for 247 yards. It was Gibson’s first year working full-time out […]
Players who miss games due to a COVID-19 diagnosis in 2021 will indeed get paid, no questions asked. If those players are vaccinated. If a player isn’t vaccinated, a COVID-19 diagnosis could cause the player to lose pay for all games missed because of it. Per a letter agreement dated Tuesday, a copy of which […]
The Bills made clear that they wanted to improve their pass rush in this year’s NFL draft, choosing defensive end Gregory Rousseau in the first round, and defensive Carlos Basham in the second round. Bills defensive line coach Eric Washington is excited about the possibilities that presents. “I’m really excited for that,” Washington told the […]
Raiders owner Mark Davis doesn’t have a driver. Also, Raiders owner Mark Davis drives a Mini-Cooper. That’s the takeaway from the news, via TMZ.com, that Davis was involved in a Wednesday fender bender in a shopping complex on the Vegas. The accident was sufficiently minor that police weren’t called to the scene. Per the report, […]
As a member of the Saints for his first five seasons, Sheldon Rankins knows what a winning culture looks like. New Orleans has four consecutive NFC South titles, netting double-digit victories in each of those years. But now Rankins is with the Jets, a team trying to turn around its fortunes with new head coach […]
Colts linebacker Darius Leonard has been in the playoffs in two of his first three NFL seasons, but the Colts have not been able to advance to the Super Bowl. Leonard thinks they “have to be more disciplined, trust in the game plan, play 110 percent every single play, and find ways to take the […]
The Steelers wanted to return to St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania for training camp this year. The NFL decided not to allow it. The Steelers have announced that their plan for “safely hosting training camp on campus with fans” was not approved by the league, given the COVID protocols. The Steelers will instead split […]
The Browns made several moves to improve their defense over the offseason, including signing lineman Jadeveon Clowney. Adding the 2014 No. 1 overall pick to a line that already included 2017 No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett should boost Cleveland’s run defense, as well as its pass rush. And defensive coordinator Joe Woods recently said […]
Improved production in the passing game is a goal for the Ravens this season and one of the ways they’ve gone about trying to create it is through the draft. Baltimore took wide receiver Rashod Bateman with one of their first-round picks and the former Minnesota wideout has made a strong early impression on one […]
The prospect of the Bears leaving Soldier Field has become a topic of conversation over the last couple of weeks. The team has made a bid to purchase a racetrack property in suburban Arlington Heights and local officials have approved the use of the Arlington Park site for a football stadium. The team has also […]
Eli Manning is back with the Giants in a front office role, but his playing days will be honored a couple of times during the 2021 regular season. When the Giants announced Manning’s new role, they also announced his jersey will be retired when he’s inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor on September 26. […]
Few pro athletes have gotten more external motivation from actual or perceived slights than Tom Brady. As he closes in on his 44th birthday, Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady claims that he’s no longer trying to prove himself to others, and that he continues to play in order to prove to himself that he can. “It’s […]
The NFL and the NFL Players Association have given players another good reason to get vaccinated. The league and the players’ union have agreed that if a fully vaccinated player gets COVID-19 anyway, that player will still receive any per-game roster bonuses called for in his contract in games he misses. Unvaccinated players who miss […]
Cornerback was a priority for the New Orleans Saints before the NFL Draft this spring and it remains a position General Manager Mickey Loomis would like to bolster if he can. Pulling that off given their salary cap situation could prove to be a significant hurdle to accomplishing that task. “We’d love to have another […]
The New Orleans Saints have named Mike Hoss as their newest radio play-by voice with flagship station WWL. Hoss will partner with former Saints running back Deuce McAllister for the broadcasts. Hoss takes over for Zach Strief, who left the role to join the Saints coaching staff after three seasons as the team’s play-by-play voice […]
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones built the team’s training facility with the Scouting Combine in mind. The Star has a sports medicine facility and a hotel on property, along with two outdoor practice fields and two indoor fields, including one that seats 12,500. So it comes as no surprise that the Cowboys plan to bid to […]