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Derrius Guice arrested, released by Washington

Fantasy Football, NFL News
August 7, 2020

Domestic violence charges

Shortly after running back Derrius Guice was arrested Friday on domestic violence-related charges, the Washington Football Team announced it was releasing the 23-year-old running back.

Guice faces charges that include one count of strangulation, a felony, according to a spokesman for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. The other charges are three counts of assault and battery as well as one count of destruction of property. (Washington Post)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Guice turned himself into police earlier this evening and was released on bond. He’s been plagued by knee injuries since entering the league in 2018 playing only 5 games in two years. The Football Team now has Adrian Peterson, Antonio Gibson, Peyton Barber, Bryce Love and J.D. McKissic in the running back room. Guice is likely to be facing a league suspension when/if he resurfaces.

Miami WRs Allen Hurns, Albert Wilson opt-out of 2020 season

Fantasy Football, NFL News
August 5, 2020

Dolphins thin at wide receiver

Albert Wilson informed the Dolphins he has decided to sit out the campaign. Wilson joins fellow Fins receiver Allen Hurns who also opted out this week. (NFL.com)

Nerdy Football Analysis: With Preston Williams on the mend from a torn ACL, the Dolphins are suddenly thin at wide receiver with Isaiah Ford, Jakeem Grant, Mack Hollins and Garry Jennings next up on the depth chart. Thursday at 4 p.m. ET is the deadline for players to opt out of the 2020 season.

Washington signs WR Dontrelle Inman

Fantasy Football, NFL News
August 4, 2020

Veteran presence added to inexperienced group

Washington made the Dontrelle Inman signing official today. He was in for a workout on Sunday. (John Keim on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Inman could get some run in three wide receiver sets as the Football Team has an inexperienced receiving corps with Terry McLaurin the only surefire starter of the group. Steven Sims and rookie Antonio Gandy-Golden are also in the mix but fantasy owners should only be concerned with McLaurin for now.

Deadline for players to opt-out of season 4 pm ET, Thursday

Fantasy Football, NFL News
August 3, 2020

NFL and NFLPA have resolved all outstanding issues

NFL players were just notified the deadline to opt out of the 2020 season is 4 p.m. Thursday ?” and the annual drug testing window opens Friday, per sources. The NFL and NFLPA have resolved all outstanding issues on the side letter to the CBA making changes for the 2020 season, per source. Still subject to final review by the union, but the deal the sides agreed to 10 days ago is now in writing. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: There’s been a total of 39 players opt-out as of August 2nd but only a few notable names specific for fantasy purposes including Damien Williams, Devin Funchess and Marqise Lee. Fantasy owners will need to pay special attention to depth charts and their rankings this season and COVID-19 matters will create causing a great deal of ripple effects on NFL team rosters.

49ers sign TE Jordan Reed

Fantasy Football, NFL News
August 3, 2020

One-year deal

Former Washington Football Team Pro Bowl TE Jordan Reed reached agreement on an incentive-laden, one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers, sources tell ESPN. Reed is 30, has a history of concussions, but when healthy – as he is now – he is one of the game’s elite tight ends. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: We heard last month that a few teams were interested in Reed and now the oft-injured tight end has found a landing spot. Due to various injuries, Reed’s playing time has been limited in his career including missing all of the 2019 season. The team is in talks with fellow tight end George Kittle on a new contract but discussions seem to be at a standoff. Reed is off the fantasy radar unless something happens to Kittle.