Fantasy Football Week 3 Wrap: Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars have arrived
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Los Angeles ChargersJustin Herbert was clearly compromised while playing through torn rib cartilage, but this Jacksonville team is fully legit. Austin Ekeler was held to just four yards on five carries but secured all eight of his targets. Receptions have saved Ekeler's fantasy start in PPR leagues, but he's yet to score a touchdown after hitting pay dirt 20 times last season. Fields has fewer completions over three games this season (23) than Cooper Kupp had catches over the first two weeks. Both Herbert and Pierce could be top-10 type fantasy backs moving forward if playing time cooperated (it won't, if Montgomery is back soon).wftv.com
Rookie WR Drake London flies home when Falcons visit LA Rams
Drake London spent the past three seasons tearing up college defenses for USC, so football fans in his native Southern California weren't surprised when the big receiver got off to a strong NFL start with the Atlanta Falcons. The Los Angeles Rams fans in that SoCal contingent are hoping their Super Bowl champions can come up with ways to slow down London for just one week when the Falcons visit SoFi Stadium on Sunday for a meeting of teams hoping to avoid 0-2 starts. London caught 160 passes for 2,153 yards and 16 touchdowns in 27 games at USC before the Falcons made him the eighth overall draft pick last spring.news.yahoo.com
Akers, Robinson respond to lack of action with Rams' offense
Whether carrying the ball or making a lightning-fast recovery from a torn Achilles tendon, Cam Akers' brief NFL career has been all about getting places in a hurry. Akers got just three carries for no yards. “If Coach don’t think I’m being urgent enough, just be more urgent,” Akers said Wednesday.news.yahoo.com
Fantasy Football: Wide receivers being undervalued in rankings and in drafts
ECR stands for "Expert Consensus Ranking," which means the average ranks of the fantasy football industry and is typically similar to ADP (which differs from site-to-site). Pay attention to Stafford's arm health, but assuming the QB is fine considering he dealt with the same issue last summer, Robinson looks like a top-15 fantasy receiver (with legit top fantasy WR upside should Cooper Kupp get injured). The touchdown potential is incredibly high on such an aggressive passing offense, so I rank Davis as a top-15 fantasy receiver. Aiyuk has the better fantasy season than teammate Samuel, who's being drafted many rounds earlier. [Try Yahoo Fantasy Plus for free to get premium football tools]Jalen Tolbert, Dallas Cowboys (ECR = WR86 vs DDD = WR51)Wan’Dale Robinson, New York Giants (ECR = WR81 vs DDD = WR53)Romeo Doubs, Green Bay Packers (ECR = WR107 vs DDD = WR62)Three rookie wideouts I’m much higher on compared to ADP/ECR.wftv.com
Michael Thomas returns, Trey Lance takes over in SF & Panthers preview
Subscribe to the Yahoo Fantasy Football ForecastApple Podcasts • Spotify • Stitcher • Google PodcastsMatt Harmon starts off by making an announcement about the future of the podcast before he and Scott Pianowski break down some of the buzz coming out of the first week of NFL training camps (Michael Thomas, Steelers offense, Allen Robinson, Trey Lance, etc.). Later, the guys spend some time previewing the 2022 Carolina Panthers and discuss where they would draft Christian McCaffrey in their own fantasy football leagues. Stay up to date with the latest fantasy football news and coverage from Yahoo Sports on Twitter @YahooFantasyCheck out the rest of the Yahoo Sports podcast family at https://apple.co/3zEuTQj or at yahoosports.com/podcastswftv.com
Four NFL teams to get right in fantasy football: Will Eagles pass enough to support A.J Brown?
Brown #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on during OTAs at the NovaCare Complex on June 3, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)All last offseason I said that the San Francisco 49ers were the key to unlocking fantasy football in 2021. That said, I have no regrets about how much importance I put into trying to get this team right. As training camps dawn, I see four obvious teams we need to get right for 2022 fantasy. Brown and the analytics-heavy approach of the front office would seem to point to a desire to push the pass this season.wftv.com
QB Stafford: 'Right time and place' to give Rams discount
Matthew Stafford realizes he almost certainly could have gotten more money in a contract extension after his outstanding debut season with the Los Angeles Rams. After 13 NFL seasons and well over $230 million in earnings, Stafford admitted his priority isn't more dollars. It's more rings, and he believes his new four-year, $160 million deal through 2026 gives him the best opportunity to win them with the defending Super Bowl champions.news.yahoo.com
Davante Adams, Raiders shake up free agency with big trade
Packers Raiders Trade Football FILE - Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams runs during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Detroit Lions on Jan. 9, 2022, in Detroit. The Las Vegas Raiders have traded two draft picks to Green Bay for All-Pro receiver Adams. The Raiders made a blockbuster move Thursday by acquiring All-Pro receiver Davante Adams from the Green Bay Packers to highlight the second day of NFL free agency. He signed a $10 million deal for this season, saying he sees a good fit with the Lions desperately needing a deep threat. The Green Bay Packers signed De'Vondre Campbell to keep their All-Pro linebacker at home.wftv.com
Cole Beasley, Julio Jones cut as Allen Robinson joins Rams
Allen Robinson joined the reigning Super Bowl champs with a three-year deal, and DJ Chark chose filling a need in Detroit for a season over a longer deal elsewhere. Baker Mayfield wants to be traded out of Cleveland, not happy the Browns wanted to try and replace him with Deshaun Watson on the second day of NFL free agency. Robinson is a big winner, going from Chicago to the Rams and becoming teammates with Cooper Kupp and quarterback Matthew Stafford. The Buffalo Bills released Beasley, while the Tennessee Titans officially released a seven-time Pro Bowl receiver in Jones on Thursday. Reed officially Thursday on a three-year deal.wftv.com
The Latest: Bears add 2 more to COVID-19 list
The Chicago Bears placed cornerback Jaylon Johnson and safety Tashaun Gipson Sr. on the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of their Monday night game. The list includes receiver Allen Robinson, backup quarterback Andy Dalton, right tackle Larry Borom and defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. ___1:50 p.m.Ben Roethlisberger has passed 2004 draft classmate Philip Rivers for fifth on the NFL’s career passing list. Roethlisberger is already the NFL’s career leader in yards passing among players who have spent their entire careers with one team. Brett Favre is fourth on the career yards passing list with 71,838.wftv.com
Nobody comes for free in NFL free agency that begins Monday
Regardless, on Monday, two days before the NFL's 2021 business year begins, the 32 teams and agents for the players will be making deals. “Legal tampering, and tampering is illegal? AdOf course, free agency always is a buyer-beware situation. AdVoila: Lavonte David, a key linebacker, was re-signed, and several other key guys in the title run could be back. “We do have some money from a cap standpoint that we can spend; but again, it’s an interesting year.
Receivers Godwin, Robinson top franchise tag list
(AP Photo/Jason Behnken, File)The big money that accompanies franchise tags for the 2021 season is going to receivers, safeties and linemen. So wideouts Chris Godwin, who helped the Buccaneers win the Super Bowl, and Chicago's Allen Robinson were tagged just before Tuesday's NFL deadline. Barring their teams working out long-term deals by July 15, they will earn about $19 million, $18 million and $13.7 million, respectively. The going rate for safeties under their first tag is around $10.5 million, which Maye and Marcus Williams will make in New Jersey. RECEIVERSThe 25-year-old Godwin earned $2.13 million in 2020 when he had 65 receptions for 840 yards and seven touchdowns in 12 games.
Bears place franchise tag on star receiver Allen Robinson
Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson II (12) sets up to block during the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. The Bears placed the franchise tag on star receiver Allen Robinson on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 setting up a potential messy situation with their most consistent playmaker on offense. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)CHICAGO – The Chicago Bears placed the franchise tag on star receiver Allen Robinson on Tuesday, setting up a potential messy situation with their most consistent playmaker on offense. “Hey, we love Allen Robinson,” general manager Ryan Pace said recently. Again, the franchise tag is an option for us.
Brady and Bucs, plus Bills and Rams win NFL wild-card games
The first tripleheader of NFL wild-card games saw Tom Brady extend his postseason record for victories to 31 with a 31-23 win for Tampa Bay at Washington on Saturday. After a quarter-century, the Bills got one of those triumphs that Brady collects — and they even figured out how to stop a Hail Mary. The previous playoff win was over Miami on Dec. 30, 1995. And it came in the Bills’ first home playoff game in 24 years, with a limited number of fans in attendance (6,700) for the first time this season. The Ravens averaged an NFL-best 191.9 yards rushing per game and their 3,071 yards rushing were third highest in NFL history.
Rodgers leads Pack to top of NFC after draft disappointment
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)The NFC playoff field features the usual cast of quarterbacks in Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Russell Wilson. Last Lombardi: Super Bowl 45, 31-25 over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Feb. 6, 2011, at Arlington, Texas. Last Lombardi: Super Bowl 48, 43-8 over the Denver Broncos on Feb. 2, 2014, at East Rutherford, N.J. Last year: No. The Bears’ leading tackler left in the first quarter of the Green Bay game with an elbow injury. DBs Buster Skrine, rookie Jaylon Johnson and Deon Bush missed the loss to Green Bay.
Rodgers throws 4 TDs, Packers beat Bears 35-16 for top seed
The Green Bay Packers clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC by beating the playoff-bound Chicago Bears 35-16 on Sunday. “This is a special season," Rodgers said. And the Packers beat Chicago again after pounding the Bears at Lambeau Field to start their win streak. Green Bay then drove 76 yards, with Jones scoring from the 4 to make it 28-16 with 3:47 remaining.
Bears close in on NFC playoffs, Jags lock up top draft pick
James O'Shaughnessy #80 of the Jacksonville Jaguars is tackled by Kindle Vildor #22 of the Chicago Bears at TIAA Bank Field on December 27, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. The team that lost its sixth consecutive game earlier this month has now won three in a row and is on the verge of making the expanded NFC playoffs. “With where we’re at right now as a team, it’s definitely different,” Chicago coach Matt Nagy said. Chicago scored 30 or more points for the fourth consecutive week, the first time the Bears have accomplished the feat since 1965. This one came courtesy of a strong second half.
Dwayne Haskins starts for Washington despite breaking rules
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)Dwayne Haskins gets his second consecutive start for Washington with quarterback Alex Smith out again because of a right calf injury. Philadelphia receiver DeSean Jackon is active against Dallas after missing two months with an ankle injury. Harrison being inactive against the Rams comes as the Seahawks welcome defensive tackle Bryan Mone back from injured reserve following a lengthy stint because of an ankle injury. The Rams were without rookie running back Cam Akers, who had already been ruled out with an ankle injury. Washington: QB Alex Smith, RB Lamar Miller, WR Terry McLaurin, OT David Steinmetz, LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, LB Thomas Davis.
Jaguars vs. Bears: How to watch, stream, listen
NFL Sunday TicketOPENING LINE – Bears by 10RECORD VS. SPREAD – Bears 7-7; Jaguars 6-8SERIES RECORD – Bears lead 4-3LAST MEETING – Jaguars beat Bears 17-16 on Oct. 16, 2016LAST WEEK – Bears beat Vikings 33-27; Jaguars lost at Ravens 40-14AP PRO32 RANKING – Bears No. BEARS DEFENSE – OVERALL (14), RUSH (16), PASS (13). JAGUARS OFFENSE – OVERALL (23), RUSH (26), PASS (22). JAGUARS DEFENSE – OVERALL (32), RUSH (30), PASS (28).
Stafford throws 3 TDs, Lions rally to beat Bears 34-30
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) throws for a touchdown against the Chicago Bears in the second half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO – Darrell Bevell had a hard time processing everything from his first game as an NFL coach. They fired general manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia while elevating Bevell, their offensive coordinator, to interim coach. But the Lions turned things around down the stretch, sending the Bears (5-7) to their sixth straight loss. The Lions came out on top after losing four of five, and Stafford gave Bevell the game ball.
QB Jones inactive for Giants; McCoy to start at Seattle
(AP Photo/Aaron Doster)The New York Giants will be without starting quarterback Daniel Jones for Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. Jones was not expected to play because of a hamstring injury suffered last week against Cincinnati. Colt McCoy will make his first start of the season at QB for the Giants. Seattle was without both starting right tackle Brandon Shell (ankle) and backup Cedric Ogbuehi (calf) leaving a major question on the offensive line. ___CLEVELAND-TENNESSEEBrowns: WR Taywan Taylor, WR KhaDarel Hodge, CB Denzel Ward, RB Dontrell Hilliard, S Tedric Thompson, DE Joe Jackson.
Bears WR Wims suspended 2 games for punching Saints player
Chicago Bears wide receiver Javon Wims and New Orleans Saints cornerback Janoris Jenkins (20) fight in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in Chicago, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO – The NFL suspended Chicago Bears receiver Javon Wims two games Monday for punching New Orleans Saints safety C.J. The penalty against Wims pushed the Bears back to a second-and-20. Bears coach Matt Nagy said Wims was “apologetic” when they spoke Monday and understands “you can’t do what he did.” But Nagy would not say what led to the altercation. Wims has three business days to appeal the suspension, under the collective bargaining agreement between the league and players' union.
Will Lutz makes field goal in OT, Saints beat Bears 26-23
The Bears’ Cairo Santos made a 51-yard field goal at the end of regulation to force the extra period. He came through with his fourth field goal on a windy day, sending the Bears (5-3) to their second straight loss. “My gut, we’re on the field and I feel like we can kick a field goal at that distance without risking any ball-security issues,” Payton said. Marshon Lattimore then intercepted Nick Foles, leading to a tiebreaking field goal by Lutz. After the Saints went three-and-out, Chicago tied it with 13 seconds left on Santos’ field goal into the wind.
Broncos clear RB Lindsay in return from concussion
(AP Photo/John Froschauer)Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay has cleared concussion protocol and will play against the Los Angeles Chargers. Bears: WR Ted Ginn Jr., DB Duke Shelley, RB Artavis Pierce, OL Cody Whitehair, WR Riley Ridley, LB Trevis Gipson. Seahawks: RB Chris Carson, RB Carlos Hyde, DE Benson Mayowa, CB Ugo Amadi, SS Jamal Adams, CB Shaquill Griffin. ___LOS ANGELES RAMS AT MIAMIRams: RB Raymond Calais, OL Brian Allen, WR Trishton Jackson, TE Brycen Hopkins, DL A’Shawn Robinson. Dolphins: RB/WR Lynn Bowden Jr., RB Salvon Ahmed, FB Chandler Cox, CB Jamal Perry, RB Jordan Howard, DE Jason Strowbridge.
Bears' offense seeks answers after poor showing against Rams
“I don’t ever remember having our own defense score more than our offense,” Nagy said. “That’s that’s that’s hard to do. But the offense has averaged 16 points per game in Foles’ four starts since, and he’s getting little help from the players around him. The offensive line struggled against the strong front of the Rams (5-2), producing just 2.9 yards per carry. Foles was sacked four times, twice at the hands of former Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd, and he threw two interceptions.
Foles beat Brady again as Bears squeeze by Tampa Bay 20-19
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass against the Chicago Bears during the first half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO – Tom Brady fell to Nick Foles again and appeared to lose count of downs on his final play, and the Chicago Bears beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20-19 on Thursday night after Cairo Santos kicked a 38-year field goal with 1:17 remaining. The three-time MVP was seen screaming on the sideline late in the third quarter after an ugly drive for Tampa Bay. Ryan Succop kicked four field goals, including a 25-yarder to give Tampa Bay a 19-17 lead with 4:49 remaining. Kyle Fuller then put a big hit on Ke'Shawn Vaughn as he caught a short pass, and Robert Quinn recovered the fumble, giving the Bears possession on the Tampa Bay 27.
Another Falcons collapse: Foles' 3 TDs lead 30-26 Bears win
Chicago Bears strong safety Tashaun Gipson (38) celebrates his interception of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Atlanta. The Chicago Bears won 30-26. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Another Falcons collapse: Foles' 3 TDs lead 30-26 Bears win
The Falcons surrendered a 16-point advantage in the final 6 1/2 minutes to the Chicago Bears, who got three touchdown passes from backup quarterback Nick Foles and pulled out a 30-26 win on Sunday. It would have seemed downright improbable — if it hadn't happened for the second week in a row. The former Super Bowl MVP won it with a 28-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Miller with 1:53 remaining. He tossed a 3-yard touchdown pass to Graham to make it 26-16 with 6:20 to go. But Foles got his chance after Trubisky threw an interception in the third quarter that led to a Falcons field goal, pushing the lead to 26-10.
NFL players both eager & anxious to return during pandemic
By and large, however, those same players say they trust the protocols the NFL will have in place by the time practices resume and games return. Safeguards are expected to include daily temperature checks and frequent virus tests, with sick players quarantined for two weeks. We dont know how interesting.The pandemic hit home for a lot of players in April when Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller announced he had contracted COVID-19. And so, boy, I dont know. I dont know.