Fantasy - Football Wiretap

Jarvis Landry: Odell Beckham Jr. Looks 'Amazing' After Knee Surgery

Jun 13, 2021 12:58 PM

Jarvis Landry reported that Odell Beckham Jr. looked fully recovered when they worked out together this past week in Austin, Texas.

"Man, he looked amazing," Landry told reporters. "I can't wait for you guys to see him. I can't wait for him to get back out there. He's in fantastic shape and he's ready to go. He's only what, 6½ months [beyond surgery], and he's already doing some things that will blow your mind away."

Beckham missed out on the fun after suffering a torn right anterior cruciate ligament in the opening minutes of Cleveland's Oct. 25 game in Cincinnati.

Beckham underwent surgery a few weeks later.


Tags: Cleveland Browns, Fantasy, Injury

Calvin Ridley Underwent Minor Foot Surgery

Jun 9, 2021 4:59 PM

Calvin Ridley had minor foot surgery, which explains why he did not participate in this week's minicamp.

"The entire objective here is to get these guys to make sure they are in the best shape heading into training camp," Arthur Smith said. "And ready to roll ultimately, obviously, for the regular season [for] somebody in a guy like Calvin's spot."

Ridley had 90 catches for 1,374 yards and nine touchdowns last season. The Falcons picked up his fifth-year option last month.

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Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Fantasy, Injury

Michael Thomas To Undergo Surgery On Ankle

Jan 19, 2021 11:30 AM

Michael Thomas will undergo surgery on the torn deltoid and other injury ligaments in his high ankle this offseason.

Thomas attempted to play through the pain anticipating this would be the final season of Drew Brees' career.

Thomas finished the season with 40 receptions, 438 yards and no touchdowns over seven games. In 2019, Thomas had 149 receptions for 1,725 yards and nine touchdowns.

The New Orleans Saints and Thomas agreed to a five-year, $100 million extension in 2019.

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Tags: New Orleans Saints, Fantasy, Injury

Alvin Kamara Tests Positive For COVID-19

Jan 1, 2021 9:28 PM

Alvin Kamara has tested positive for COVID-19, leaving his status in doubt for the New Orleans Saints' Wildcard game next week.

Kamara has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list and will miss Sunday's regular-season finale at Carolina.

Kamara has been an Offensive Player of the Year candidate with 21 touchdowns.

Kamara was 68 yards away from his first 1,000-yard rushing season.

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Tags: New Orleans Saints, Fantasy, Injury

Will Fuller Suspended Six Games For PED Violation

Nov 30, 2020 8:40 PM

Will Fuller V has been suspended six games for a violation of the NFL's policy on performance enhancing substances.

Fuller said the violation was a result of his taking prescribed medication not permitted under the policy.

"Earlier this year, I sought treatment from a medical professional who prescribed medication that he believed to be permitted under the NFL's drug policy," Fuller wrote on Instagram. "As it turns out, my trust in this professional was misplaced because this medication was NOT a permitted substance under the NFL Policy on Performance Enhancing Substances.

"As a result of this mistake, I have been suspended for six games for taking this prohibited medication. I want to sincerely apologize to the Texans organization and all of my fans for this mistake. I am looking forward to putting this all behind me and returning better than ever in 2021."

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Tags: Houston Texans, Fantasy, Suspension

Christian McCaffrey Likely Out Multiple Weeks With Shoulder Injury

Nov 16, 2020 10:54 AM

Christian McCaffrey is likely to miss several weeks with a shoulder injury.

McCaffrey returned for Week 9, rushing 18 times for 69 yards and one touchdown to go with 10 receptions and 82 receiving yards and another touchdown.

McCaffrey has been limited to just three games this season.

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Tags: Carolina Panthers, Fantasy, Injury

Christian McCaffrey Likely Out For Week 10 With Shoulder Injury

Nov 11, 2020 1:18 PM

Christian McCaffrey likely won't play in Week 10 for the Carolina Panthers against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to a shoulder injury.

McCaffrey had tests on Monday and is seeking another opinion Wednesday, making his future status week-to-week.

McCaffrey didn't miss a game during his first three NFL seasons.


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Tags: Carolina Panthers, Fantasy, Injury

Christian McCaffrey Trending Towards Week 9 Return

Nov 5, 2020 4:18 PM

Christian McCaffrey is trending towards returning from injured reserve for Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

"If we played right now, I feel he'd be able to play," Matt Rhule said.

McCaffrey suffered a high ankle sprain during the Carolina Panthers' Week 2 loss and hasn't played since.

"Christian looked good today,'' Rhule said. "He looked fresh and fast. He recovered well from yesterday.''

McCaffrey returned to practice last week and was given a designation to return, but wasn't taken off IR.

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Tags: Carolina Panthers, Fantasy, Injury

George Kittle Likely Out For Season With Broken Bone In Foot

Nov 2, 2020 4:21 PM

George Kittle has suffered a broken bone in his foot and will be out a minimum of eight weeks, which will likely effectively end his 2020 season.

Kittle signed a five-year, $75 million extension with the San Francisco 49ers in August.

Kittle had 37 catches for 474 yards and two touchdowns in six games this season.

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Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Fantasy, Injury

Michael Thomas Ruled Out For Week 8

Oct 30, 2020 4:33 PM

Michael Thomas has been ruled out for Week 8 against the Chicago Bears with a hamstring injury.

Thomas has played in just one game this season.

There has been speculation Thomas' camp is trying to get him traded by the New Orleans Saints. 


Tags: New Orleans Saints, Fantasy, Injury

Julian Edelman Undergoes Precautionary Knee Procedure

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Christian McCaffrey Out For Week 8 Against Falcons

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Odell Beckham Jr. Out For Season With Torn ACL

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Michael Thomas Could Miss Week 8 With Grade 1 Hamstring Strain

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Michael Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders Out For Saints In Week 7

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Zach Ertz Out 3-4 Weeks With Ankle Injury

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Le'Veon Bell Agrees To Sign With Chiefs

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Melvin Gordon Cited For Driving Under Influence

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Michael Thomas Out For Week 5 Following Altercation With Teammate

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Nick Chubb Likely Out Six Weeks With MCL Injury

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Austin Ekeler Out Several Weeks With Knee, Hamstring Injuries

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Cam Newton Tests Positive For COVID-19

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Michael Thomas Ruled Out For Week 4

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Dallas Goedert Out Indefinitely With Small Fracture In Ankle

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Tarik Cohen Out For Season With Torn ACL

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Michael Thomas Out For Week 3 With Ankle Injury

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Devonta Freeman Agrees To Sign With Giants

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Raheem Mostert Suffers Sprained MCL

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Saquon Barkley Likely Out For Season With Torn ACL

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George Kittle Out For Week 2 With Knee Injury

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