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Darren McFadden is expected to be the Raiders starting running back for the 2014-15 season.

Start? For how long one series? One quarter before he gets injured? Buying into McFadden is like buying a lemon it's on you if you don't get the car fax and for McFadden that car fax would read like a laundry list of heart ache.
Analyst: Michael Pichan  View Profile

20 Apr, 12:16 AMSource

Brandon Gibson has begun light jogging as he works his way back from a torn patellar tendon.

Gibson had turned into a nice little PPR play until his injury vs New England averaging about 6 catches and 65 yards per game through the first 6 weeks. Will be interesting to see if he can continue that success with Miami while fighting with the likes of Wallace, Hartline and Clay for catches.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

19 Apr, 09:07 PMSource

Johnny Manziel will work out for Cleveland Browns officials Saturday.

I have seen a few mock drafts that actually have Cleveland selecting Johnny Football with the #4 overall pick. Brian Hoyer is currently the starting QB for the Browns according to their depth chart so they certainly could use a QB.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

19 Apr, 06:31 PMSource

 Raiders will release QB Terrell Pryor on Monday if there unable to trade him.

Knowing that the Raiders will cut him if they cannot work out a deal means that other teams will low ball Oakland and thus, a trade is a long shot over the weekend. He would not step in as a starter in any situation where he finds himself, so the value is quite low in any event. Expect him to sign as a free agent backup QB this off-season.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

19 Apr, 01:44 PMSource

Cam Newton (ankle) remains in a boot and that the team remains hopeful Newton will be back to 100 percent in time for training camp.

Newton will probably miss OTAs which start up in May, but he should be ready to go in July when camp opens for the Panthers. Things may go slowly for him while he works his ankle back into game-shape but there's no reason to think that he will be anything but the usual Cam Newton once the season begins.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

18 Apr, 11:28 PMSource

The New Orleans Saints tried out free-agent QB Rusty Smith earlier this week.

Smith has just three appearances in the NFL between 2010 and 2012, so how effective he would even be in a back-up role is yet to be seen. It's very tough to believe that the Saints would even consider using someone so inexperienced as their back-up quarterback. Perhaps maybe as a clipboard holder but that's about it.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

18 Apr, 10:19 PMSource

Source says the current plan for Rolando McClain, following reinstatement is to join Ravens as soon as Monday for start of offseason program.

There is still speculation that the Ravens don;t even want McClain who was supposed to be retired. Maybe he'll rejoin workouts but it's very possible the Ravens just cut him loose and let him go look for work elsewhere.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

18 Apr, 09:40 PMSource

Raiders T Matt McCants signed his exclusive rights tender Friday.

McCants saw 250 offensive snaps last year and will return this season to compete for a starting left tackle job. He's a pretty decent run-blocker, but he still may have a little ways to go before the Raiders entrust him at the position by himself.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

18 Apr, 09:12 PMSource

Ravens linebacker Josh Bynes signed his $480,000 exclusive-rights free agent deal.

Bynes appeared in 15 games in a limited role with the Ravens and registered 45 tackles with three passes defensed. He'll stay with the Ravens who should be looking at using Bynes a bit more often than in years past considered his age and speed. Unfortunately, he is not one to look in IDP leagues.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

18 Apr, 05:15 PMSource

The St. Louis Rams have yet to exercise fifth-year option for defensive end Robert Quinn, but will do so by May 3 deadline.

The 23-year-old registered 57 tackles, 19 sacks, and seven forced fumbles for the Rams last season, so a decision on whether or not to exercise the option isn't too tough to make. He'll be a beast in IDP league once again.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

18 Apr, 05:12 PMSource

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FANTASY PLAYER VALUES

Name Team Value Draft
Yu Darvish Tex $ 12800
Matt Harvey NYM $ 11600
Max Scherzer Det $ 11400
Clayton Kershaw LAD $ 11200
Clay Buchholz Bos $ 11100

Name Team Value Trend
Cliff Lee Phi $ 21041
Yu Darvish Tex $ 20114
Max Scherzer Det $ 19737
Stephen Strasburg Was $ 19653
Anibal Sanchez Det $ 19580

Name Team Value Trend

Name Team Value Draft
Drew Brees Saints $ 19700
Matt Ryan Falcons $ 19550
Tom Brady Patriots $ 18700
Aaron Rodgers Packers $ 18300
Peyton Manning Broncos $ 18200

Name Team Value Draft
Clayton Kershaw LAD $ 30400.0
Jose Fernandez Mia $ 29600.0
Yu Darvish Tex $ 29500.0
Daisuke Matsuzaka Cle $ 29200.00
Chris Sale CWS $ 28100.0