On a typical Tuesday in preseason, we tend to see quite a bit of generic reports, but that’s not the case today- we have a lot of information to look at that could impact the first-five rounds of fantasy drafts.
There was actually preseason football Thursday night, with the Broncos and Falcons facing off in the Hall of Fame Game. There was also some injury news involving some notable names, and some new developments surrounding one of the most notable remaining training camp holdouts. With plenty to delve into, let’s take a quick spin around each conference!
We are yet another day closer to the NFL season, and the news keeps rolling in.
- We’ll start with a big payday as the Saints and star wideout Michael Thomas agreed to a five-year, $100 million extension that will keep him in New Orleans until 2024, per Adam Schefter. Whether Drew Brees will still be throwing the three-year vet the ball then remains to be seen, but for now, rest assured at least that that connection remains intact for the upcoming regular season.
Scheme and Metrics fantasy team preview- we’ll take a look at each of the 32 teams and look at a combination of offensive scheme/philosophy and some player metrics to give us something else to think about when drafting our fantasy squads this summer. In this edition, we’ll look at the Green Bay Packers.
From pass protection to run blocking, every aspect of the modern NFL offence runs through the O-line. Aside from skill position players themselves, nothing has a larger impact on the outcome of a play call than the battle up front. In the Offensive Line Overview series, we look at which of the league’s 32 offensive lines are trending up and down.
Entering Week 11 of the NFL season, a number of teams — including the Colts, Packers, Titans and Chargers — have entered the crucible. Their chances of salvaging the season hinge entirely on stellar performance going forward, with little room for error. The same holds true for many fantasy teams, with playoff standings close to being determined. Without further ado, let’s check in on which offensive lines are rising and falling around the league. . . and what that means for the playoffs, in fantasy and NFL realms.
– Sam Darnold went ahead an signed his rookie contract ending his holdout and promptly reported to camp. The deal is worth $30.2 million that includes a $20 million signing bonus and is fully guaranteed, a nice payday for most. This is a clear indication that he’ll likely take over at some point this season but there’s still a strong possibility that Josh McCown is under center Week 1.