The Titans spent the 20th pick of the NFL Draft on DT Jeffery Simmons. The Mississippi State product racked up 30 tackles for loss and 7 sacks over the past 2 years. He's recovering from an ACL tear that figures to slow the start of his rookie year, but there's significant long-term upside. A healthier Simmons was a top-10 prospect on some boards.
Colts WR Chester Rogers has signed his 2nd-round restricted free agent tender and will stay with Indy for the 2019 season. Rogers spent 2018 as the Colts' primary slot WR and should fit easily into that role again, between T.Y. Hilton and free-agent addition Devin Funchess. Rogers ranked 4th on last year's team with 72 targets, 11.2% of the team total. He'll be tough to count on for any more than that with Funchess arriving and TE Jack Doyle returning from injury. Tendering Rogers at the 2nd-round level, however, shows the Colts didn't want him to leave.
The Dolphins have traded QB Ryan Tannehill and a 2019 6th-round pick to the Titans for 2020 4th-rounder and a 2019 7th-rounder. Tennessee also agreed to a new 1-year, $7 million deal with Tannehill that can climb to $12 million with incentives. Tannehill never ascended beyond mediocrity in Miami and figures to open as Marcus Mariota's backup in Tennessee. But Mariota's leash is tightening after a stagnant and injury-filled 4 seasons so far. The Fins, meanwhile, are left with Jake Rudock and Luke Falk at QB. We'll see what they add to the position over the next couple of months.
The Jaguars have signed TE Geoff Swaim. He totaled just 35 catches in Dallas over the past 4 seasons, although 26 of those came last year. The 6'4, 260-pounder tested as a 54th percentile athlete coming out of Texas back in 2015. Swaim sits atop Jacksonville's depth chart for now but isn't an exciting fantasy option.
The Titans have agreed to a 3-year, $23 million deal with Cameron Wake, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The deal includes $10 million guaranteed and positions Wake at OLB in a Tennessee defense that needs a pass-rushing upgrade. Wake remains a threat off the edge at age 37 but posted a career-low 5.5 sacks last year and has seen his fantasy scoring averages dip for 3 straight years. He's not much of an IDP factor anymore but has a shot to help the Titans' D overall.
The Titans have agreed to a 4-year extension with S Kenny Vaccaro and made official the release of S Johnathan Cyprien. Vaccaro didn't put up special fantasy numbers with Tennessee last season, but he's capable of spot-starter production for fantasy football.
Titans new OC Arthur Smith said RB Derrick Henry will be a "big part of the offense" in 2019. Henry, of course, exploded for 585 rushing yards and 7 scores over the final 4 games this past season. "He has a rare skill set," Smith continued. "Derrick's a home-run hitter. We are taking another step hopefully with him." Smith was an offensive lineman in college and was most recently Tennessee's TEs coach. It sounds like he's planning to deploy a run-leaning offense featuring 2- and even 3-TE sets. It's all good news for Henry and worrisome for QB Marcus Mariota and the Titans' pass-catchers.
The Dolphins have fired HC Adam Gase, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Gase led Miami to a 10-6 record and a playoff appearance in his 1st season. But the Fins went 6-10 and 7-9 the past 2 years. Gase still has a strong reputation around the league and could land another HC gig. We've heard that the Packers have interest.
Texans CB Johnathan Joseph (neck) is inactive for today's game against the Jaguars.
Texans CB Johnathan Joseph is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. He's dealing with a new neck injury but managed limited practices all week. We'll check his status Sunday morning.
Texans CB Johnathan Joseph (hip) is active for today's game against the Eagles. Use him as normal in your IDP lineups.
Texans CB Johnathan Joseph is questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles. A hip injury limited his participation for Wednesday and Thursday before an illness kept Joseph out altogether Friday. We'll check his status Sunday morning. The hip is a new issue, but Joseph played 71 of 75 snaps in last Saturday's win over the Jets.
Texans CB Johnathan Joseph (neck) is active for today's game against the Colts after arriving with a questionable tag. There's some durability risk, but he also carries big IDP upside this week.
Texans CB Johnathan Joseph is questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts after leaving last week early with a neck stinger. He put in limited practices all week and is reportedly expected to play. We'll need to check his status Sunday morning, though. Joseph carries nice upside in the matchup with Indy if he seems to be a full-go. There's bound to be some durability risk, though.
Cowboys TE Geoff Swaim (knee) is active for tonight’s game against the Eagles, who rank 2nd in Adjusted Fantasy Points Allowed to TEs. Swaim is a weak fantasy play.
Cowboys TE Geoff Swaim (knee) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday night’s game against the Eagles. He’s 3 weeks removed from his sprained MCL. With the late kickoff in this game, Swaim isn’t a Week 10 fantasy option.
Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Packers. He doesn't seem close to a return. QB Brock Osweiler will get another start this weekend but is just a low-end QB2. He's gone score-less in 2 straight while completing just 59% of his passes.
Cowboys TE Geoff Swaim (knee) missed practice all week and is listed as doubtful for Monday night's game against the Titans. His absence will leave Dallas with TEs Blake Jarwin, Rico Gathers and rookie Dalton Schultz. Avoid the situation in fantasy lineups.
Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) is out for Sunday's game against the Jets. The early rule-out suggests he's not close to returning -- although HC Adam Gase did say that Tannehill has been throwing with trainers. Brock Osweiler gets another start this weekend but is just a low-end QB2 for fantasy.
Cowboys TE Geoff Swain has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL, according to the Dallas Morning News' Brandon George. Dallas has a Week 8 bye, but Swaim is unlikely to be ready for Week 9. His absence will leave the Cowboys with TEs Blake Jarwin, Dalton Schultz and Rico Gathers.
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