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Earl Thomas has won the Seahawks punt returner job.

Thomas is an All-Pro safety, so it's surprising the Seahawks would open him up to injury risk -- he recently signed a $44.7 million dollar extension, as well. He's a dynamic player, however, and should do an excellent job for the neon-green and sea-blue.
Analyst: Spencer Silva  View Profile

2 Sep, 02:56 AMSource

James Ihedigbo expects to play in opener.

Ihedigbo signed a two-year $3.15 million contract this offseason to play strong safety. Never known for his pass coverage, he's an above average tackler and should help with the Lions run defense.
Analyst: Spencer Silva  View Profile

2 Sep, 02:31 AMSource

Update: J.J. Watt's extension is worth $100 million over six years, with $51.8 million guaranteed.

The amount was initially reported to be "in range of jersey number (#99) plus zeroes." The Texans apparently made it an even $100 million, making him the highest paid defensive player in the NFL. If anyone deserves it, it's Watt.
Analyst: Spencer Silva  View Profile

2 Sep, 01:47 AMSource

According to ESPN's Chris Mortenson, J.J. Watt's extension is worth an estimated $99 million over 6 years, including $51 million guaranteed.

It's a massive contract for the best defensive player in football. If the figures are correct, Watt will pull in somewhere in the range of $16.5 million per annum, making him the highest paid non-QB in the NFL.
Analyst: Spencer Silva  View Profile

2 Sep, 01:31 AMSource

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Analyst: Jeff Mans  View Profile

17 Jul, 07:49 PMSource

The Texans have agreed to a long-term extension with J.J. Watt.

Watt still had two years left on his rookie contract, $1.9 million (2014) and $6.9 million (2015). It's curious the Texans made the presumably large commitment this offseason instead of next. Stay tuned for details regarding years/amount.
Analyst: Spencer Silva  View Profile

2 Sep, 01:11 AMSource

Jon Gruden on Carr: "I think he's ready to go, and I think his performance against Seattle made it a slam dunk.”

Gruden isn't surprised that Carr is the only rookie quarterback to begin the season under center, noting his experienced compared to other QB's who left as underclassmen (Bortles, Manziel...). Carr turned in an impressive performance last Thursday, leading the Raiders on scoring drives, three of which ended with touchdown passes. Carr's fantasy upside far exceeds that of Matt Schaub's and the Raiders receiving corps gets a small boost across the board with Carr in the driver's seat. "He's the best quarterback the Raiders have had from a prospect standpoint in a while."
Analyst: Spencer Silva  View Profile

2 Sep, 12:42 AMSource

Joe Philbin has yet to say whether Lamar Miller or Knowshon Moreno will start at running back for the Dolphins in advance of Week 1, but sources believe that Moreno will emerge as the starter, with Miller as the team's primary backup.

Moreno seems to be the front runner to land the starting job. The acquisition of Moreno affects Miller's fantasy value, but the move from Denver to Miami hurts Moreno's fantasy value. Draft Moreno as no more than a #3 running back, and look to take Miller late as Moreno has durability concerns.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

1 Sep, 11:19 PMSource

The Jets are hopeful that Antonio Allen (concussion) will be able to practice Tuesday.

If Allen can practice Tuesday, expect him to suit up for their season opener against the Oakland Raiders.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

1 Sep, 10:27 PMSource

Update: Bruce Irvin (hip) was activated from the PUP list Monday.

Irvin is going to try to be ready to play Monday and is a force for an already mighty Seahawks defense.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

1 Sep, 10:22 PM

Rookie WR Allen Robinson practiced Monday and should play on a limited basis in the regular-season opener on Sunday.

This is good news for Robinson owners who now know their receiver is healthy enough to play. Since he is only able to play on a limited basis, Allen Hurns should be considered the better fantasy play then Robinson, for week one at least.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

1 Sep, 10:08 PMSource

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