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David Johnson Comfortable Getting 30 Touches Per Game

Jul 16, 2017 6:17 PM

David Johnson believes he can increase his workload this season with the Arizona Cardinals.

Bruce Arians said earlier in the offseason that he could envision Johnson getting 30 touches per game.

"I feel like there's room for me to definitely carry more," Johnson told SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio at the National Fantasy Football Convention on Sunday. "I think the biggest thing is me learning and getting better and improving. So I feel like I can definitely get that 30 touches, not all rushing obviously, 30 touches per game.

"I feel like I definitely have the ability to do that just because I'm a young guy still in my first contract, feeling great -- knee's 100 percent, no problems -- and I'm ready to go."

Johnson ran for 1,239 yards and 16 touchdowns to go with 80 receptions for 879 yards in 2016.

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Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Fantasy

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Todd Gurley Encouraged By Sean McVay's Offense

Jul 9, 2017 4:32 PM

Todd Gurley has been encouraged by what he's seen so far from Sean McVay's offense.

Gurley averaged 3.2 yards per carry last season as he ran behind an ineffective offensive line.

Gurley added that he has "definitely been loving" McVay's style of offense, which for now has the back focusing on daily preparation and being a "situational master."

During minicamp, the Rams were moving Gurley all around the offensive formation.

Jeremy Bergman/NFL.com

Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Fantasy, IQ

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Las Vegas Sets Cowboys' Win Total At 9.5

May 14, 2017 1:46 PM

Las Vegas believes regression looms for the Dallas Cowboys.

One year after winning 13 games, the Cowboys' win total for this season was set at 9.5 at the Westgate SuperBook, which on Sunday opened an array of betting options on the NFL season.

ESPN.com

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Fantasy, Misc Rumor

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Le'Veon Bell Undergoes Groin Surgery

Mar 14, 2017 12:48 AM

Le'Veon Bell underwent surgery on Monday to repair the groin injury he suffered during the AFC playoffs.

Earlier Monday, Bell posted several Snapchat videos from a hospital bed, announcing he was going "under."

NFL Network reported that the surgery was to repair a "core muscle" injury that will require about a six-week timetable. Bell told ESPN that he'll be ready for the Steelers' offseason workouts.

Bell received a franchise tag of $12.12 million for 2017.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Fantasy, Injury

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Adrian Peterson Out For Week 16 Against Packers

Dec 23, 2016 1:20 PM

Adrian Peterson has been ruled out for Week 16 for the Minnesota Vikings against the Green Bay Packers.

Peterson returned for Week 15 from his meniscus surgery and rushed six times for 22 yards.

Peterson had said earlier this month he would only play if the Vikings were in playoff contention, adding it would be "pointless" to play if the Vikings weren't able to make the playoffs. 

Peterson, who turns 32 in March, is on a team option for the 2017 season that includes a $6 million roster bonus on the third day of the league year. Peterson would carry an $18 million cap figure in 2017, and it seems likely the Vikings would pursue a restructured contract with the three-time NFL rushing leader, rather than picking up the option as it currently exists.

Ben Goessling/ESPN

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Fantasy, Injury

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Ryan Mathews Out For Season With Herniated Disk

Dec 23, 2016 12:09 PM

Ryan Mathews suffered a herniated disk in Week 16 and will miss the Philadelphia Eagles' Week 17 finale against the Dallas Cowboys.

The Eagles are mathematically eliminated, while the Cowboys have clinched home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. 

Mathews rushed for 661 yards on 155 carries and eight touchdowns in 2016.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Fantasy, Injury

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Falcons To Have Julio Jones Back For Week 16

Dec 22, 2016 11:02 PM

Julio Jones will play in Week 16 for the Atlanta Falcons against the Carolina Panthers as he works his way back from a toe injury.

Jones practiced for the third straight time on Thursday.

It is not yet clear how many snaps Jones will play as Mohamed Sanu and Taylor Gabriel have played well in his absence.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Fantasy, Injury

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A.J. Green To Play In Week 16

Dec 22, 2016 10:54 PM

A.J. Green plans to play in Week 16 for the Cincinnati Bengals against the Houston Texans.

Green has been out since suffering a Grade 2 hamstring tear two snaps into the Bengals' Week 11 game against the Buffalo Bills.

"It's big. Like yesterday, I was very excited to get back out there [at practice]," Green said Thursday. "Not playing for that long, no matter what our season is, I'm just happy to get back out there with my teammates."

The Bengals have already been eliminated from the playoffs.

"I'm not the type of guy to try to just shut it down, just to bail on my team because we're not having the season we wanted to have," he said. "That's like a cowardly move to me. If I'm healthy, I'm going to play. And I feel like I'm healthy."

Katherine Terrell/ESPN

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Fantasy, Injury

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Falcons Optimistic Julio Jones Will Play In Week 16

Dec 18, 2016 10:43 PM

The Atlanta Falcons are optimistic Julio Jones will play in Week 16 after sitting out Week 15 with a toe sprain.

Jones also sat out Week 14.

"I'm hopeful that he's back," Quinn said of Jones. "So, I think that he will [return]. We're going to take it all the way through, practice Tuesday and Wednesday, and then we'll have a good shot. But I am hopeful for that.

"I can't say it's for sure until he can explode like he can, but I think he's a heck of a lot closer than he has been over the last two weeks."

The Falcons have received strong production from Taylor Gabriel, Nick Williams and Aldrick Robinson in place of Jones.

Vaughn McClure/ESPN

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Fantasy, Injury

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Adrian Peterson Returning For Week 15

Dec 16, 2016 3:36 PM

Adrian Peterson will play in Week 15 against the Indianapolis Colts.

“I’m gonna go ahead and go this week,” Peterson said. “I’m getting back out there and looking forward to joining my team as we continue on this journey to make the playoffs.”

Peterson hasn't played since Week 2 when he tore his meniscus and underwent surgery.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Fantasy, Injury

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Julio Jones Ruled Out For Week 15 With Sprained Toe
Julio Jones leads the league with 1,253 receiving yards.

RealGM Staff Report

Julio Jones Has 'Sprain' Not Turf Toe
Medical experts say such a mild sprain typically calls for one to four weeks of recovery.

Vaughn McClure/ESPN

Ryan Tannehill Diagnosed With ACL, MCL Sprains In Left Knee
Matt Moore will start for the Dolphins with Ryan Tannehill out.

James Walker/ESPN

Matthew Stafford Suffers Dislocated Finger, Torn Ligaments
Matthew Stafford had the finger taped up and is determined to play through the injury.

Michael Rothstein/ESPN

Rob Gronkowski Placed On Injured Reserve, Done For Season
Rob Gronkowski's injury was traced to the big hit he absorbed from Earl Thomas on Nov. 13.

ESPN

Rob Gronkowski Out Two Months With Back Surgery
Rob Gronkowski was diagnosed with a herniated disk.

ESPN

Adrian Peterson Running On Side During Vikings' Practice
Adrian Peterson is on track to make a December return before the playoffs.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

Cowboys Not Planning On Decreasing Workload Of Ezekiel Elliott
Ezekiel Elliott has 243 carries for 1,199 yards with 11 touchdowns and is on pace for 354 carries and 1,744 yards.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Colts Expect Andrew Luck To Return From Concussion For Week 13
Andrew Luck suffered the first concussion of his career in Week 11.

Mike Wells/ESPN

Andrew Luck Suffers Concussion In Win Over Titans
Scott Tolzien will start for the Colts in Week 12 if Andrew Luck is unable to play.

Mike Wells/ESPN

Adrian Peterson Could Return As Early As Week 15
Adrian Peterson had an exam late last week and could start running this week.

Ben Goessling/ESPN

A.J. Green Likely Out For Season With Torn Hamstring
A.J. Green left the Bengals' Week 11 game against the Bills with a hamstring injury.

NFL.com

Rob Gronkowski Ruled Out Of Week 11 With Chest Injury
Rob Gronkowski's injury is "not overly serious" and he does not have a punctured lung, as has been reported.

Mike Reiss/ESPN

Rob Gronkowski Likely Suffered Punctured Lung
Rob Gronkowski could miss just one game with the injury.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Thomas Rawls To Return For Week 11
Thomas Rawls has missed the last seven games with a fibula injury.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Doug Martin Could Return For First Time Since Week 2
Doug Martin will be a game-time decision as he returns from a hamstring injury.

Mark E. Ortega/NFL.com

Jamaal Charles Placed On Injured Reserve By Chiefs
Spencer Ware has been productive for the Chiefs in place of Jamaal Charles.

Field Yates/ESPN

C.J. Anderson Placed On IR, Likely Out For 2016
C.J. Anderson had a minor arthroscopic procedure to repair the meniscus in his right knee Thursday.

ESPN

C.J. Anderson To Undergo Surgery On Right Knee
C.J. Anderson is out indefinitely.

Jeff Legwold/ESPN

Donte Moncrief Hopeful Of Returning For Week 8
Donte Moncrief began the season as the Colts' No. 2 wide receiver behind T.Y. Hilton but injured his shoulder in Week 2.

Mike Wells/ESPN