Eagles sticking with RBBC

Fantasy Football, NFL News
June 11, 2019

RB coach discusses committee approach

“We haven’t had that one guy since (LeSean McCoy). To have the type of backfield we have now, we’re going to share the ball and these guys understand that. We talk about if you’re going out there and your number is called, you just go out there and do the best you can during that play. Don’t worry about the course of the game … just take advantage of your number being called during that time … These guys understand. It’s something we’ve been doing for a while.” (NJ.com)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Running backs coach Duce Staley continues to preach the committee approach and unless the position endures significant injury it’s going to be tough for fantasy owners to peg the most worthy fantasy running back in any given week. Jordan Howard has received praise for his pass-catching chops in minicamp and rookie Miles Sanders, Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood all figure to have their opportunities during the course of the season.

Julio Jones limited with foot injury

Fantasy Football, NFL News
June 10, 2019

InjuryRehabbing foot injury

Falcons coach Dan Quinn just told me that WR Julio Jones and LB Deion Jones will not participate in drills. Both are rehabbing foot injuries. (D. Orlando Ledbetter on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Jones has a history with foot injuries but this doesn’t appear serious and likely maintenance and a precaution for the Falcons star receiver. Even if he misses most of minicamp, he should be fine for training camp. Julio will be a top WR pick in fantasy drafts this summer

Travis Kelce expected to be ready for camp

Fantasy Football, NFL News
June 8, 2019

InjuryChiefs’ TE will miss minicamp

As he has throughout organized team activities, or OTAs, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce watched Thursday’s workout from the sideline. And that likely will be his vantage point when mandatory mini-camp begins next Tuesday.

But coach Andy Reid said Thursday that should be the extent of Kelce’s absence.

“I don’t think (he’ll participate) next week,” Reid said. “I think you’ll probably see him in training camp.”
(Kansas City Star)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Kelce is roughly about five months removed from ankle surgery which put him in a boot for a few weeks afterward. Unless there’s a setback Kelce should be ready to go for camp. He’s in the conversation as the No.1 overall fantasy tight end along with George Kittle and Zach Ertz.

Tyreek Hill back by training camp?

Fantasy Football, NFL News
June 7, 2019

Criminal case against Chiefs’ WR no longer active

No signs Tyreek Hill’s status changes before next week’s minicamp, but barring further developments, there‘s every reason to believe he’ll be back with the #Chiefs for training camp. @nflnetwork (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: According to the Johnson County District Attorney, the criminal case against Hill is not an active investigation. Hill has been suspended by the Chiefs and could still face discipline by the league. The timeline for any suspension notification could be lengthy given the league doesn’t want to interfere with any investigation from child protective services. Hill could be re-instated by the team prior to training camp but still carries significant risk for fantasy owners.

Patriots release TE Austin Sererian-Jenkins

Fantasy Football, NFL News
June 4, 2019

Wants to take a month off for personal reasons

The Patriots have informed veteran TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins that they are releasing him, per league source. (Field Yates on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: ASJ reportedly wants to take a month off for personal reasons. The Patriots are currently left with Ben Watson (4-game suspension), Matt LaCosse, Stephen Anderson and Ryan Izzo at tight end. Fantasy owner can avoid the Pats TE position for the time being.