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Curtis Samuel missing practice with groin injury

Fantasy Football, NFL News
June 8, 2021

Injury Washington minicamp begins

Rivera says Curtis Samuel is still dealing with the groin issue. Jimmy Moreland and Jon Bostic had excused absences today. (JP Finlay on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Samuel misses the Football Team’s first mandatory minicamp practice with a groin injury. Samuel is expected to start opposite Terry McLaurin and is currently coming in at WR45 (Rd 10.05) in PPR leagues. Expect his ADP to creep up in the high 30s assuming he’s able to participate in training camp.

Aaron Rodgers officially a holdout

Fantasy Football, NFL News
June 8, 2021

Green Bay QB misses start of minicamp

Aaron Rodgers wasn’t present at the start of the 8:30 a.m. team meeting to kick off #Packers minicamp, I’m told. As expected, the NFL MVP is now officially a holdout. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Rodgers has failed to show up for the team’s mandatory minicamp which isn’t a surprise but marks the official beginning of his holdout from practice. He remains disgruntled with GM Brian Gutekunst who has said publicly he has no plans to trade his star quarterback. Should Rodgers sit out the entire season, Jordan Love would be a big downgrade to the Packers offense as a whole and to Davante Adams specifically.

Falcons trade Julio Jones to Titans

Fantasy Football, NFL News
June 6, 2021

Atlanta receivers

The Titans deal for Julio Jones:
– The #Falcons get a 2022 2nd rounder and a 2023 4th rounder.
– The #Titans get Julio Jones & a 6th rounder in 2023.
– The #Titans take on Jones’ salary of $15.3M in 2021 and the rest of the deal.
– #Falcons have $7.75M in dead money this year.
(Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Given the Titans are inheriting the entire contract this is probably about as good of a deal as could be expected for Atlanta. This move is likely a ding to Matt Ryan’s value and the offense as a whole as they lose one of the best playmakers in the game. That being said, this trade elevates rookie TE Kyle Pitts as the Falcons search for playmakers to go along with Calvin Ridley. The Titans get a much needed offensive weapon after losing Corey Davis and Jonnu Smith to free agency.

Lions showing interest in Todd Gurley

Fantasy Football, NFL News
June 3, 2021

RBBC coming to Detroit?

Lions’ HC Dan Campbell on free agent Todd Gurley: “Look, we have interest in Todd. We do. We’re talking with him and his agent. But just because we have interest in him that does not affect our feeling and our thoughts on both D’Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams. It does not.” (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Campbell can sugarcoat it all he wants but the addition of Gurley isn’t going to bode well for the playing time of Swift or Williams. If Swift is going to be a reliable RB2 this fall, he’s going to have to earn it on the field.

Eagles claim Kerryon Johnson off waivers

Fantasy Football, NFL News
May 7, 2021

Eagles building depth at RB

#Eagles have claimed RB Kerryon Johnson off of waivers. (Jeff McLane on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Johnson was released by the Lions as their set to move forward with D’Andre Swift, Jamaal Williams and rookie Jermar Jefferson. The Eagles have some depth at the running back position now which will likely get cleaned out prior to final cuts. Miles Sanders, rookie Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott are likely to make the roster with Kerryon, Jordan Howard and Jason Huntley battling for the last spot on the final 53.