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This move has been bandied about, especially after the team moved on from Brandon Marshall, but now it looks like it's going to happen. Any team in need of a solid starter at wide receiver should be interested in Decker. He's got a cap hit of $8.75 million in 2017 with $3 million in dead money.
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) has not yet begun to throw the football again as he continues to recover from shoulder surgery. Luck has yet to participate in organized team activities, although he has worked with the other quarterbacks and helped receivers with routes and timing. Luck will also miss next week's minicamp as the Colts don't want to rush back their star quarterback.
We're not worried....yet. It's not like Luck needs the OTA practice at this point and it's more than likely that the Colts are just being super-careful with their golden boy. We'll keep watching though. The guy's ADP is 39 overall right now, and he's the fourth quarterback coming off the board. That price may only go up as the season approaches. That being said, you want to know your investment of a high pick is safe. So it's worth keeping an eye on.
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian has had 'more good days overall' than QB Paxton Lynch during organized team activity sessions, by 'all accounts.' Lynch, however, is coming off his best showing thus far in OTAs with his performance Monday, June 5.
Lynch has never looked better in a Broncos practice, but for reasons different than what most think. He's already been showing a tendency to connect on deep passes and big 'long bomb' touchdowns. Lynch needs to get better working the short/underneath stuff, and that's what he did effectively on Monday. The 2016 first-round pick was in complete control on the same day that Siemian looked worse than ever before. Even UDFA Kyle Sloter had a better day than Siemian on Monday. That being said, this QB competition is far from being over. The real competition begins in August.
Thomas had some of his best years under Adam Gase in Denver, but we aren't sure that will translate here. In the early goings his ADP is 158 overall and 17 in tight ends, which means the general public feels hesitant about it as well. Right now we like his value, and his upside, but caution is the word.
A concerning note here since Matthews has a history of nagging injuries slowing him down. It's June, and there's plenty of time to get healthy but just keep an eye on his health status. From a fantasy lens, Matthews value has taken a hit with the additions of WRs Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith in free agency.
Miami Dolphins WR Drew Morgan has been the most impressive of the team's young receivers during the three organized team activities that have been open to reporters, in the opinion of The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson. Morgan made several catches during practice Monday, June 5, and also had significant yards after the catch.
Morgan was undrafted out of Arkansas this year, and he's got the skill set of a slot receiver. He ran the slowest 40-yard dash (4.74) of any receiver at the combine and is known more for savvy rather than big-time playmaking ability. Only two of his catches last year were caught at 20 yards or more. He's going to work underneath routes while utilizing crisp routes to move the chains.
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said his impending contract will take care of itself, adding that he's not worried about not being the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL. Rodgers said he's going to continue to make himself an 'indispensable' part of the Packers' roster. 'When you do that, when your time comes up to get a contract, you usually get a contract extension.
There's no way that Rodgers goes anywhere anytime soon. His contract situation won't be an issue either, and across the board he is considered one of if not the top fantasy quarterback for 2017. His ADP is 21 overall and first overall at his position. If his receivers are healthy, that's deserved.
That's a huge disappointment, but at least he'll be back in time for camp. They may handle him with kid gloves, though, and even if they don't the missed time is likely to hinder his development during his rookie year. While a decent dynasty pick and a good rookie pick, we expect his numbers to be limited this season. On top of that, given how often Keenan Allen is hurt, and the fact that Williams was brought in to mitigate that, it can't make the Chargers happy he's banged up.
The Browns could do worse than add a talent like Maclin, though his production really fell off the last few years. He's being drafted with an ADP of 121 overall, and the 46th receiver off the board. We don't know the needle will move much with the dearth of quarterback talent in Cleveland though.
Jones should be one of the top fantasy receivers again this year, and we're not worried about his foot right now even though he had had surgery to repair a bunion on his foot that had been an issue. We see no reason why he won't be a menace in fantasy leagues and on an NFL field again this season.
The expectation is he will be ready for camp, so this is about where we expect him to be. The real test will be when he gets hit - fully and with aggressive force, not by a teammate - and how he reacts. Some athletes get tentative, while some seem as if they are exactly the same as they were pre-injury. Mariota's ADP is hovering at 100 overall and the 13th quarterback taken. While he has the talent to be one of the top fantasy quarterbacks, his injury and some changes around him may hamper his overall effectiveness this year.
We expect Williams back for camp, but his injury will set back his progress. Rookie receivers are risky and struggle to adjust at times. Missing everything until camp will hurt his progress and keeps us cool on him right now.
Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry is entering the final season of his four-year rookie contract, and the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero believes there is a 60 percent chance Landry will sign an extension prior to the start of the season.
We almost prefer him in a contract year, as that tends to motivate guys. Maybe it's unfair to paint him with a broad brush, but we've seen enough guys take their foot off the gas after a big payday to worry. He's in a great position to succeed with a lot of weapons around to take attention from him, but his touchdown totals are always really low and we expect them to remain so. Currently sitting at an ADP of 37 overall, and 19 at his position, clearly he is still highly valued.
Maclin does have interest from the Bills and the Ravens. Those two teams are more WR-starved than the Cardinals. With WR John Brown healthy and former RB Andre Ellington playing wideout the team has good depth at the position behind Larry Fitzgerald.
Decker hurt his should in practice and then was under the knife in a matter of days. Head coach Jim Caldwell said he doesn't think it will be a season-ending injury but he's also known to give as little information as possible -- and he wouldn't commit to Decker being ready for Week 1 of the regular season. The Lions re-worked the right side of the offensive line in free agency (T.J. Lang, Ricky Wagner) and can't afford to lose Decker on the left side.
Maclin has a couple of teams interested (Bills, Ravens) and there could be more. The Ravens don't have much behind Mike Wallace in terms of proven talent. Maclin may not be the speed merchant he once was, but he could be added and become a favorite target for QB Joe Flacco.
Bills superstar running back LeSean McCoy has apparently been recruiting Maclin hard. The team does have a need at the position as there's really not much experienced talent behind Sammy Watkins. We like rookie Zay Jones, but he's currently week-to-week with a knee injury he suffered in OTAs. Maclin could step in and immediately give the team a valuable veteran presence.
Los Angeles Chargers WR Travis Benjamin saw his numbers drop across the board in 2016 in his first year with the club. In his final season in Cleveland in 2015, Benjamin registered 68 catches on 125 targets for 966 yards and five touchdowns, while playing in all 16 games. Last year, though, Benjamin managed to suit up in 14 games, en route to notching 47 receptions on 75 targets for 677 yards and four touchdowns.
Benjamin started the 2016 season off with a pair of 100-yard games during the first five weeks of the season. After that, a PCL injury slowed him down and he played through the injury but didn't produce at the expected level. He had arthroscopic surgery in February and should be ready for training camp.
That sounds about right based on his college film at Missouri. Harris is a hustle player with a quick burst off the line and instincts to run down the play. His best assets are on display when he's making plays on the other side of the line of scrimmage. Don't ask him to drop into coverage, just send him after the passer and it sounds like that's what the Dolphins will do with the rookie in 2017.