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Head coach Jeff Fisher said Sam Bradford is well ahead of schedule and will be throwing once organized team activities start.

While that is certainly encouraging, it doesn't change the fact that the Rams could be looking at another quarterback in the draft. Bradford is still considered the team's No. 1 quarterback, but if he is slowed in any way, it could obviously open the door for someone else to potentially step in.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

23 Apr, 10:22 PMSource

Lions WR Carlin Isles is overseas playing rugby and not with the team for the start of the offseason program.

Considering the fact that everyone just asked "Who?" when they saw this update tells you just how much this impacts the fantasy community. Isles is strictly back-up material and will remain as such through the 2014 season and probably beyond.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

23 Apr, 10:17 PMSource

Broncos T Ryan Clady (foot) does expect to be ready for the start of the regular season.

The Broncos lost Clady to foot surgery in September of 2013, so they have already dealt with the personnel issues needed to replace him and his strong pass-blocking abilities. Still, without knowing exactly when he'll be back they have to make arrangements with the possibility of starting the season without him. While this might not affect fantasy owners much on the surface, his ability to play or not could have an impact on the consistency of the passing game.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

23 Apr, 10:14 PMSource

Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) said he feels great and that he will not be limited during offseason workouts. 

JPP never seemed right last year after undergoing back surgery in June 2013 and then the shoulder injury on top of it cut the season short for the 24-year old defensive end. The Giants will watch him closely in camp and do what they can to ensure his health. If he can come back to the way he was in 2012, then he'll be a force to be reckoned with on the field and a solid IDP play in fantasy leagues.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

23 Apr, 10:02 PMSource

The Seattle Seahawks are leaning against picking up the fifth-year option in G James Carpenter's contract.

Injuried in previous years notwithstanding, the Seahawks were simply not happy with Carpenter's overall performance despite using him as a starter in both the NFC Championship game and the Super Bowl. His pass-blocking is weak and he's not a particularly good run-blocker either. There are plenty of other guards out there who could probably do the job better and for less money.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

23 Apr, 09:50 PMSource

Falcons' LB Sean Weatherspoon (knee) has yet to be been cleared for team workouts.

Weatherspoon injured his knee back in mid-December and while he's making progress and working with trainers up to five times per week, he's simply not ready to put the knee through the rigors of a full practice. There is no timetable established for his return.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

23 Apr, 09:33 PMSource

Free-agent C Kevin Matthews worked out for the Detroit Lions Tuesday.

The 27-year old center will tour the NFL looking for a starting gig, but it is more likely that he lands somewhere as a back-up.
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23 Apr, 09:14 PMSource

Saints head coach Sean Payton says TE Jimmy Graham likely will not participate in offseason workouts because of his contract situation.

The Saints threw the franchise tag on Graham which, for tight ends, would mean the Saints would have to pay him $6.709 million. However, Graham and his people filed a grievance saying that he's more deserving of the $11.6 million that wide receivers get when tagged. Given his role in the offense and the numbers he's put up, he does make a great point. He won;t practice with the team until this is resolved.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

23 Apr, 09:07 PMSource

Cowboys' RB Lance Dunbar says he's fully recovered from last season's knee injury.

Dunbar will come into this season looking to supplant Joseph Randle as the primary back-up to DeMarco Murray. He hasn't shown much in his two years in Dallas and injuries have been the culprit in both years, so full-health is imperative if he is going to want to make any sort of an impact.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

23 Apr, 09:00 PMSource

Jamari Lattimore is participating in the team's offseason workouts despite not having signed his restricted free agent tender.

Lattimore is a restricted free agent who no team is going to give up a second-round pick to sign. Similarly to Seattle's Doug Baldwin, he is practicing with the team right now in anticipation of signing a one-year tender with the team. He just doesn't want to get hurt...
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23 Apr, 08:45 PMSource

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Name Team Value Draft
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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

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

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Jose Fernandez Mia $ 29600.0
Yu Darvish Tex $ 29500.0
Daisuke Matsuzaka Cle $ 29200.00
Chris Sale CWS $ 28100.0