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Patrick Mahomes expected to have off-season surgery on toe

Fantasy Football, NFL News
February 7, 2021

Injury Isn’t expected to fully heal without surgery

#Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is expected to have surgery to repair his turf toe, sources say. But he’d like to win Super Bowl LV first. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Mahomes injured his toe in the Divisional Round against the Browns but played in the AFC Championship game against the Bills and will play in Super Bowl LV. Chad Henne would get the call if Mahomes reinjured his foot against the Bucs.

Eagles expected to trade Carson Wentz

Fantasy Football, NFL News
February 6, 2021

Could happen as early as this week

Eagles are expected to trade Carson Wentz in the coming days in what would be the latest blockbuster QB deal to rock the NFL, sources tell @mortreport and me. The most pertinent questions now become where, when and for what. But it could happen as early as this week. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Schefter indicates that the Eagles are looking for a “Matthew Stafford package” in return for Wentz. The Rams gave up a third round and two first round picks for Stafford. The Colts and Bears have expressed some interest in Wentz who has a $10 million roster bonus due on March 20th. Should Wentz be traded, this would lock in Jalen Hurts as the Eagles starter in 2021. Stay tuned…

Antonio Brown, Cameron Brate listed as Questionable

Fantasy Football, NFL News
February 5, 2021

Injury Brown did practice on Friday

Final injury report for Bucs and Chiefs – only two questions are TE Cameron Brate (back) and WR Antonio Brown (knee), both questionable. Good news with defense all a go for Sunday. (Greg Auman on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Antonio Brown did practice in full on Thursday and Friday suggesting he will play on Sunday. Brate missed practice Friday making his status in question. Tanner Hudson could be used as a passing game option if Brate ends up being inactive.

D’Andre Swift lobbies for AD’s return

Fantasy Football, NFL News
February 4, 2021

Soon-to-be 36-year-old set to hit free agency

D’Andre Swift is coming off a promising rookie season in Detroit. The second-round RB ran for 511 yards and averaged an impressive 4.6 yards per carry while also proving himself as a receiver, catching 46 passes out of the backfield. Swift is primed for a bigger role in 2021 under new head coach Dan Campbell and offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn. But Swift still wants the veteran presence of Adrian Peterson with him in the Lions backfield.

“I definitely want him back,” Swift told CBS Sports while adding he “picked (Peterson’s) brain” throughout his rookie year. (USA TODAY)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Campbell and Lynn likely view Swift in the same kind of light as Alvin Kamara, but the smash-mouth mentality it appears they hope to use in Detroit makes it reasonable to keep a physical back like Peterson around. Whether Peterson wants to remain in Detroit is another story, but the combination of his age and reputation as an early-down grinder only figure to limit his options on the open market.

Carson Wentz generating interest

Fantasy Football, NFL News
February 4, 2021

QB expected to return to Philly next season … for now

Sources say that teams have begun calling the Eagles on their former starter Carson Wentz, plotting a roadmap for a potential trade as teams get closer to the start of the league year.

The Eagles are not in a hurry to trade Wentz – and in fact as of now intend for him to return for 2021 under new coach Nick Sirianni – but they did field the calls and discussed the issue. GM Howie Roseman will almost always listen, and this is no different. (NFL.com)

Nerdy Football Analysis: The most common projected landing spot for Wentz is Indianapolis given the presence of his former offensive coordinator (Colts HC Frank Reich) and the Colts’ need for a starting quarterback following the retirement of Philip Rivers. However, it is also clear Philadelphia isn’t all that eager to trade him away just because Jalen Hurts showed well late in the season. The odds of him still being in Philadelphia this summer feel no better than 50:50 at the moment.