Tyler Kroft breaks foot on first day of OTAs

Fantasy Football, NFL News
May 21, 2019

InjuryBills searching for starter at TE

New #Bills TE Tyler Kroft, and presumed starter, sustained a broken foot on the first day of OTAs and will have surgery to fix it. (Joe Buscaglia on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Kroft was penciled in as the starting tight end for the Bills after signing with the club as a free agent this off-season. A 3-4 month recovery time will cause him to miss most of if not all of training camp. He’s now a no-touch in fantasy drafts. The Bills are left with Jason Croom and two rookies (Dawson Knox, Tommy Sweeney) atop the TE depth chart.

Bilal Powell cleared from neck injury

Fantasy Football, NFL News
May 8, 2019

InjuryFree agent RB looking for work

Long-time #Jets RB & now FA Bilal Powell was fully cleared from a neck injury that was once thought to threaten his career, teams were informed in a letter. Powell, who averaged 4.3 yards per rush last year, is healthy & says he’s “really looking forward to getting back to work.” (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Powell played in 7 games last season with the Jets but will need to fin a new home as the Jets have remade their running back group bringing in Le’Veon Bell and Ty Montgomery to go along with Elijah McGuire and Trenton Cannon. Powell is a reliable pass-catcher and should find a home at some point during training camp likely as a piece in a RBBC.

No timetable for Emmanuel Sanders return

Fantasy Football, NFL News
May 8, 2019

InjuryRecovering from Achilles injury

A day after running at full speed, Emmanuel Sanders declined to put a timetable on his return from an Achilles injury.

“We’ll see,” Sanders said Tuesday when asked if he expected to return in time for the start of training camp. “You know how the trainers are. We’re not going to put a date on anything. We’re just going to take it one day at a time. Hopefully I’m back out there by then, but if I’m not, I’m not going to rush it. I’m going to take my time and make sure I’m 100 percent by the time I get on the field.” (DenverBroncos.com)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Sanders was injured on December 5th, 2018 and given the length of time it takes to fully recover from an Achilles injury it won’t be a surprise if Sanders comes out to the gate slow to start the season. Hopefully he can begin practicing in full at some point during training camp.

Isaiah Crowell out for the season, torn Achilles

Fantasy Football, NFL News
May 1, 2019

Will undergo season-ending surgery next week

Raiders’ RB Isaiah Crowell tore his Achilles during a workout with the team Tuesday and is out for the season, per source. Crowell will undergo season-ending surgery next week. Brutal blow for a player who signed a one-year contract with Oakland. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Crowell was on a one-year deal so it won’t be a surprise if the Raiders pickup another veteran RB on the free agent market. Rookie Josh Jacobs is expected to start and be the biggest fantasy asset in the backfield. Jalen Richard, DeAndre Washington and Chris Warren currently makeup the rest of the Raiders running back depth chart.

Colts add RB Spencer Ware

Fantasy Football, NFL News
April 30, 2019

One-year deal

The team added ground support Tuesday by signing veteran free agent Spencer Ware. The 5’10”, 229-pounder had visited the Colts prior to the draft. Jay Ajayi also visited Indy.

As is the case with most post-draft free-agent signings, Ware signed a one-year contract. According to NFL Network, the deal is for $1.305 million with incentives that could push the value to $2.05 million. (Indianapolis Star)

Nerdy Football Analysis: The Colts backfield now consists of Marlon Mack, Nyheim Hines, Jordan Wilkins, Jonathon Williams and Ware. As long as they remain healthy, Mack and Hines will get the bulk of work out of the backfield making them the most fantasy relevant.