Fantasy Football Exit Interview: Will messy QB season change market behavior?
In fantasy, quarterback is something you can solve fairly easily, the least of your worries. Not even half of these guys came through for fantasy purposes, using this admittedly simplistic measuring stick. And you probably could name your price on Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, Daniel Jones or Jared Goff. Jalen Hurts — The Eagles were the Fantasy Offense of the Year, and Hurts was the perfect triggerman. But Smith wasn't great in the final quarter of the season, and the Seahawks might draft a quarterback anyway.wftv.com
Bears GM Poles expects Fields to be starting QB next season
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — (AP) — Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Poles said he expects Justin Fields to be the team's starting quarterback next season and just about slammed the door on drafting one with the No. 1 overall pick. 11 overall pick in 2021, emerged as one of the NFL's most exciting players in his second season. They set a franchise record for losses in a season and extended one by dropping their 10th game in a row. 1 overall pick for the first time since 1947.wftv.com
Bears secure No. 1 overall pick in 2023 NFL draft after Texans pull off wild, last-minute upset over Colts
1 pick in the 2023 NFL draft. Meanwhile, Texans quarterback Davis Mills rallied his team, throwing 3 touchdowns, including one with 50 seconds left, in a wild 32-31 win over the Colts. 1 spot in the 2023 NFL draft. Bears will pick first in NFL draft for first time since 1947The Bears have not held the No. If the Bears feel that way, the team will likely listen to offers for the top pick in the 2023 NFL draft.wftv.com
Bears' Fields to miss finale, ending shot at QB rushing mark
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — (AP) — Justin Fields won't get a chance to break the single-season rushing record for an NFL quarterback. Fields will miss the season finale against the Minnesota Vikings because of a strained hip and Nathan Peterman will start in his place, coach Matt Eberflus said Wednesday. Fields finishes his second season with 1,143 yards rushing, 63 shy of the record of 1,206 set by Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson in 2019 during his MVP season. An MRI confirmed the strain and the team's medical staff ruled him out for the game against NFC North champion Minnesota on Sunday. Eberflus insisted holding out Fields was a medical decision and not an attempt to boost the Bears' shot at the No.wftv.com
Bears to sit Justin Fields, start Nathan Peterman in Week 18 with No. 2 overall draft pick on the line
Imaging revealed the strain, resulting in the team sitting Fields for the final game of the regular season. Seemingly every week, Fields pulled off a highlight-worthy run that extended a drive or saved a potential disaster. 2 draft pick on the lineThe Bears' draft pick likely also played a role in sitting Fields in Week 18. That might also explain why the Bears will turn to Peterman, and not Trevor Siemian, in Week 18. At 12-4, the Vikings already clinched a playoff spot and could also sit some of their starters in Week 18.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Six-Pack: Numbers to remember for 2023 drafts
The fantasy season is largely (if not entirely) behind us, but let's take one final sweep of the league, six-pack style ...86.4 - First-year receiver Rashid Shaheed has been an absolute revelation, forcing his way into a significant late-season role for the Saints. 84.2 - At the conclusion of your fantasy season, Travis Kelce had outscored the No. 2 tight end by 84.2 fantasy points in Yahoo's default settings. Kelce doubled up the point total of all but five other tight ends this season (one of whom is imposter tight end, Taysom Hill). Follow the Yahoo fantasy crew on Twitter: Andy Behrens, Dalton Del Don, Matt Harmon, Scott Pianowski, Dan Titus and Tank Williams.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Week 17 Wrap: Is Jarrett Stidham someone to watch moving forward?
2 fantasy WR this week and broke Tim Brown's franchise record for season receiving yards during this crazy catch. Christian McCaffrey recorded his 27th career game with 50+ rushing and 50+ receiving yards; the second-most ever (Marshall Faulk). Aiyuk had the second-highest target share in the league Sunday, but Deebo Samuel is expected to return next week ... Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay PackersTwo defensive scores and an ugly Kirk Cousins performance led to a disastrous fantasy matchup. Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore RavensBoth teams tried hiding their quarterbacks, producing the highest run rate in the first half of any game this season.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Sleepers, Week 17: Don't overlook these options when setting your lineup
The Fantasy Football Playoffs are not the ideal time to be rolling sleepers into your lineup, though the Giants passing game came through for us last week. Allgeier probably has a better floor, given that he’s at home and the Falcons are favored over the scuffling Cardinals. Justin Fields has made it to 200 yards just twice in 14 starts, and he was limited to 119 yards last week against Buffalo. [Week 17 Fantasy Rankings: QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | FLEX | DST | Kickers]WR Curtis Samuel vs. BrownsNormally we think of Samuel as the No. 3 passing option on a Washington offense that has a capped ceiling, but Samuel gains fantasy juice with Carson Wentz getting the start.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Six-Pack: Justin Fields makes a run at history
Josh Jacobs is the only running back in the NFL averaging over 100 rushing yards per week for the season. Fields currently leads the league in yards per carry (7.0) and he's one of only seven players to have already reached 1,000 yards. Runs like this from Fields have simply become every-week occurrences:HOW did Justin Fields do this?! Many aspects of Miami's season have been delightful for fantasy purposes and we probably haven't spent enough time applauding Waddle's usage. The Falcons are running the ball 32.6 times per game, making them the third most run-heavy team in the league.wftv.com
Week 15 Fantasy Football Recap: McKinnon is the answer in KC, Trevor Lawrence is making a leap & takeaways from Saturday
Subscribe to the Yahoo Fantasy Football ForecastApple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsMatt Harmon is joined by Scott Pianowski to recap the Sunday NFL action, which included a lot of exciting finishes but not a lot of big fantasy football performances, and talk about their takeaways from the Saturday games, as well. The guys kick off the show by talking about last week’s RB1, who might also end up this week’s RB1, Chiefs RB Jerick McKinnon. Matt and Scott really only talk about the NFC South teams because they have to. It’s that time of the year and they’re over watching bad teams, and the entire NFC South is bad. Diontae Johnson, on the other hand, should catch more passes but not go in the end zone…for history’s sake.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Week 15 Wrap: Rhamondre Stevenson shines, contributes to one of the craziest NFL endings you'll ever see
He and Christian McCaffrey are the only players in the league with 50+ catches and 700 rushing yards this season. Adams finished with 28 scoreless yards, as Belichick lived up to his cliché of shutting down his opponent's best weapon. Mac Jones somehow managed just 112 scoreless yards (3.6 YPA) indoors against a Raiders defense that entered allowing easily the highest Passer Rating. Zay Jones erupted for three scores and hauled in the longest TD pass of Lawrence's career, finishing as the top-scoring fantasy wideout in Week 15. He also led the team with a season-high eight targets while getting his best YPC (4.8) since Week 5.wftv.com
Justin Fields turns 2nd-and-27 sack into unreal run to set up touchdown
It was an electric play, the kind of which has made Fields that most dangerous running quarterback in football on a Bears team that leads the NFL in rushing. And he isn't just the game's most productive running quarterback. Per NFL's Next Gen Stats, Fields had a less-than 1% chance of gaining a first down on the play. On 2nd & 27, Justin Fields had less than a 1% chance of converting the first down when he took off to scramble on his 39-yard run. If Chicago hits on its stash of draft picks that hope could extend to contention in the NFC North.wftv.com
NFL Winners and Losers: Lamar Jackson's contract year isn't going as well as hoped
After the game Ravens coach John Harbaugh told the media the prognosis was "days to weeks" for Jackson's injury, but it wasn't season-ending. Everything about this Ravens season has been framed around Jackson's contract situation. From Week 4 through last week Jackson had just seven touchdowns and five interceptions in eight games, for a passer rating of 80.8. The Ravens did a poor job finding receivers for Jackson, and Rashod Bateman's injury really decimated Baltimore's passing game. The passing game clicked Sunday.wftv.com
NFL Week 12 early games live tracker: Justin Fields out for Bears, Trevor Siemian starts; Bengals visit Titans
One of the NFL's brightest young stars won't play Sunday as Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields is officially inactive vs. the New York Jets. Elsewhere, the Cincinnati Bengals and Tennessee Titans met in last year's postseason, with the Bengals winning at Nissan Stadium. Will they do it again against the AFC South-leading Titans? Follow all the action right here with Yahoo Sports.wftv.com
NFL injury tracker Week 12: Cardinals QB Kyler Murray and WR Marquise Brown return vs Chargers
Kyler Murray and Marquise Brown expected to return SundayKyler Murray missed the last two weeks with a hamstring injury that he sustained against the Vikings in Week 8 and aggravated the following week against the Seahawks. Wide receiver Marquise Brown is expected to be activated off injured reserve and also play Sunday, according to head coach Kliff Kingsbury. Joe Mixon ruled out against TitansCincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon was listed as out of Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans in the team's injury report. He was injured Week 10 while taking a hit in the second quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars. This news coincides with his fellow receiver Kadarius Toney being ruled out with a hamstring injury, putting Smith-Scheuster right back at WR1.wftv.com
Bears QB Justin Fields leaves door open to play with separated shoulder
Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields sustained and played through a reported dislocated shoulder during Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Wednesday, the Bears conducted a walk through practice and cleared him to participate. He’s feeling pretty good and we’ll see where it goes from there day to day.”Justin Fields remains day-to-day, but has been cleared to practice pic.twitter.com/DEtdGS2zM2 — Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) November 23, 2022After the practice, Fields said his understanding of the injury is a "separated shoulder, partially torn ligament. Still, left the door open to taking the field in Sunday’s Week 12 matchup with the New York Jets. Justin Fields’ breakout seasonWith a 3-8 record, it’s surprising that Fields playing injured is even an option, but the hope for his quick return is understandable.wftv.com
Justin Fields reportedly dislocated shoulder, played through injury in loss to Falcons
Justin Fields has a dislocated left shoulder, and his status for Sunday's game against the New York Jets is unclear, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. The Chicago Bears quarterback apparently sustained the injury during Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons and played through the injury. Bears head coach Matt Eberful declined to elaborate on the injury early Monday, but noted that Fields was considered day-to-day. The injury is to his non-throwing shoulder.wftv.com
Justin Fields carted off after end of loss to Falcons
After falling 27-24 to the Atlanta Falcons, Justin Fields was carted off the field at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. He had been seen earlier in the game receiving treatment on his hamstrings, and as the game ended, his left shoulder was clearly causing him pain. Bears QB Justin Fields carted off for further evaluation after the game. The Falcons passed on Fields in the 2021 draft to select tight end Kyle Pitts, who was also injured on Sunday. The Falcons and Bears have not yet released information on the status of Pitts and Fields, respectively.wftv.com
Muffed punt, Robinson TD lift Commanders over Bears 12-7
Christian Holmes recovered a muffed punt by Velus Jones deep in Chicago territory to set up a 1-yard touchdown run by Brian Robinson midway through the fourth quarter, and the Washington Commanders stopped a four-game losing streak, hanging on to beat the Chicago Bears 12-7.
Defending Super Bowl champion Rams open season as underdogs
Matthew Stafford, Aaron Donald and the Los Angeles Rams will raise their Super Bowl banner Thursday night before kicking off the NFL season at home where they became the second straight team to hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy in their own stadium.
WR Corey Davis came to Jets with belief Darnold 'is the guy'
(AP Photo/Brett Carlsen, File)NEW YORK – Intrigue and uncertainty have surrounded the New York Jets' quarterback situation all offseason. “I’m coming in with my understanding that Sam is the guy,” Davis said during a video conference call. 3 overall pick in 2018, has struggled with inconsistency and injuries during his three seasons with the Jets. “He's the right guy to come in here and turn things around,” Davis said. ... New York signed LB Del'Shawn Phillips, who played in two games last season for Buffalo.
Despite no combine, NFL releases list of who merited invites
The last NFL event not impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic was the 2020 combine in Indianapolis. A year later, with the 2021 combine canceled, the league has released a list of players who would have merited invitations. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)The last NFL event not impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic was the 2020 combine in Indianapolis. A year later, with the 2021 combine canceled, the league has released a list of players who would have merited invitations. Cornerbacks got the most invitations with 44, including all-Americans Shaun Wade of Ohio State, and Patrick Surtain of national champion Alabama.
Alabama QB Mac Jones heads into Senior Bowl on gimpy ankle
The next game he plays is for his NFL draft stock, provided the Alabama quarterback's gimpy left ankle is good to go. Senior Bowl executive director Jim Nagy said the plan is for Jones to dress out and see how his ankle feels. “Just being in that room, I already learned so much about NFL football,” he said. Mond started 44 games for the Aggies, Ehlinger logged 43 starts for the Longhorns,Mond led the Aggies into College Football Playoffs contention in his final season. I just wanted to come and kind of learn more about NFL football and learn a new playbook, which I thought I did a good job with.
NFL draft early entry list has 3 national title-winning QBs
National champion Alabama has five players leaving early after beating Ohio State in the CFP title game on Jan. 11, with All-America quarterback Jones and linebacker Dylan Moses both early graduates. The 30 players with college eligibility remaining after completing their degree requirements had to notify the NFL of their intentions for the draft. Players less than four years removed from high school who have not completed a degree need to be granted special entry to the draft by the NFL. Southern California has the most players leaving early for NFL draft eligibility with six. Stanford and Ohio State matched Alabama with five each.