Fantasy Football

Texans expect Will Fuller to be ready Week 1

Fantasy Football, NFL News
April 18, 2019

InjuryMissed nine games in 2018

When the Texans open the regular season against the New Orleans Saints, they expect speedy wide receiver Will Fuller to be on the field running routes.

Fuller is rehabbing from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered last season against the Miami Dolphins.

“I expect when we kick off against New Orleans for him to be ready to go,” Gaine said. “Everything is going well with Will, no setbacks. Everything trending in right direction. He’s looking good.” (Houston Chronicle)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Fuller dealt with hamstring issues early during the 2018 season then suffered an ACL injury on October 25th. He’s made a difference when on the field (11 TDs in 11 games with Deshaun Watson) but missed six games in 2017 and nine games last season due to injury. Ideally, the Texans would like to run out DeAndre Hopkins, Fuller and Keke Coutee as their three wide receiver set.

Patriots sign WR Demaryius Thomas

Fantasy Football, NFL News
April 16, 2019

One-year deal

The #Patriots are giving former #Broncos and #Texans WR Demaryius Thomas a 1-year deal worth up $6M, source said. They discussed trading for him last year, signed him this year. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Thomas will be reunited with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. His coming off his second Achilles injury in December and won’t be a lock to make the roster. The Patriots current wide receiver depth chart reads as Julian Edelman, Phillip Dorsett, Thomas, Bruce Ellington and Braxton Berrios.

Carolina adds WR Chris Hogan

Fantasy Football, NFL News
April 12, 2019

One-year deal

The Panthers have signed WR Chris Hogan, formerly with the New England Patriots. (Jourdan Rodrigue on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Hogan ends his three-year tenure with the Patriots where he had inconsistent success never topping 40 catches in a season. He’ll join a Panthers team in need of wide receiver depth who plan to feature D.J. Moore and veteran tight end Greg Olsen in the passing game. Hogan should slide into a starter role but will have to battle Curtis Samuel for opportunities. He’s a WR5 at best in redraft leagues.

Jets add another RB: Ty Montgomery

Fantasy Football, NFL News
April 11, 2019

Will backup Le’Veon Bell

Jets are signing former Packers’ RB Ty Montgomery to a one-year deal, per source. Montgomery expected to be the back to Le’Veon Bell. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Montgomery split time with the Packers and Ravens and got lost in the shuffle in Baltimore competing for playing time with Gus Edwards, Kenneth Dixon and Javorius Allen. Montgomery will now fight for touches with Elijah McGuire and Trenton Cannon behind Le’Veon Bell. Montgomery won’t have much fantasy value in 2019 unless Bell misses time.

Leonard Fournette arrested for speeding

Fantasy Football, NFL News
April 11, 2019

Knowingly driving with a suspended license

Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette was arrested for speeding and knowingly driving with a suspended license, according to Jacksonville jail records.

Fournette paid a $1,500 bail and was admitted at 2:40 p.m. He’s likely to be released shortly. (Phillip Heilman on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: The Jags are giving no comment at this time. The charges are relatively minor but it’s another bump in the road for the workhorse back. Fournette has dealt with numerous injuries in his brief two-year career causing him to miss 11 of 32 games. He finished as the RB10 in his rookie season of 2017.