Eagles bring back Darren Sproles

Fantasy Football, NFL News
July 19, 2019

One-year deal

Eagles have agreed to terms with RB Darren Sproles on a one-year contract. (Jeff McLance on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: As usual the Eagles have a plethora of running backs on their depth chart to make fantasy owners angry and now they’ve added one more. At 36 years old, it’s hard to imagine Sproles having a big role in the offense but the Eagles do have room for him as a kick returner. Miles Sanders has the talent and upside fantasy owners will want to target in the middle rounds.

No suspension for Tyreek Hill

Fantasy Football, NFL News
July 19, 2019

League could not find evidence he assaulted his son

NFL will not discipline Chiefs’ WR Tyreek Hill, who was accused of assaulting his son. League could not find evidence he did; it will leave open case if further evidence emerges, but Hill is free to report to camp, practice and play this season. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: From the league – “based on the evidence presently available the NFL cannot concluded that Mr. Hill violated the Personal Conduct Policy.” After the initial rush to judgement, we got a sense over the last few weeks that the potential suspension was going to be 0-4 games. Hill hasn’t been vindicated, but he is allowed to resume activities with the team. Hill remains a top end WR1 as long as he remains on the field. Expect to see his ADP rise very quickly.

Limited touches for Jalen Richard in 2019?

Fantasy Football, NFL News
July 18, 2019

Likely to split backup reps with Doug Martin

Jon Gruden said Jalen Richard reminds the coach of Charlie Garner and is deserving of a bigger role. And then he drafts Josh Jacobs in the first round to be a three-down back. Richard will probably split backup carries with Doug Martin and will lose a good chunk of those 68 catches last year to Jacobs. (The Athletic – Vic Tafur)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Richard was one of the fantasy‘s biggest surprises in 2018 despite scoring only one touchdown, as he caught 68 of his 81 targets on a team that played from behind a ton. Unfortunately for him, Jacobs profiles as a solid early-down back who is quite gifted in the passing game. It wouldn’t be surprising if Richard see his target cut almost in half this season, barring a multi-week injury to Jacobs.

Emmanuel Sanders will practice on limited basis

Fantasy Football, NFL News
July 17, 2019

InjuryWill not go on PUP list to start camp

Emmanuel Sanders will not go on PUP list. Will start practicing tomorrow on limited basis. Good sign. (Mike Klis on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: The Broncos are reporting to training camp today and as expected, Sanders will begin working out on a limited basis, hoping to be active in team drills some time in August. Sanders is recovering from an Achilles injury raising red flags about his 2019 fantasy value. Sanders, Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton sit atop the Broncos wide receiver depth chart.