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April 24
11:05 PM
T Bridgewater (MIN)

Teddy Bridgewater not a lock to make Jets' 2018 roster
Garafolo opened his report by stating that the Jets have a crowded QB depth chart, especially if they address the position early in Thursday's NFL Draft, which means Christian Hackenberg and/ or Bryce Petty could be on the move via trade or release. However, Hackenberg and Petty's name weren't the only ones mentioned. Bridgewater was also included in Garafolo's remarks citing the fact that he may not be fully healthy -- he is still recovering from his gruesome knee injury suffered in the 2016 preseason while he was still viewed the future of the Vikings. The Jets QB depth chart should look significantly different come the 2018 season opener.

Fantasy Spin:
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo doesn't believe New York Jets QB Teddy Bridgewater is a lock to make the team's 2018 roster.
10:57 PM
D Bryant (DAL)

Dez Bryant will not return to Cowboys
Helman asked Cowboys owner Jerry Jones if there was an interest in bringing back the recently released wideout, but as expected, the tenured owner told the reporter that the team is "planning" on moving forward without him. For Bryant, there has been minimal interest from teams around the league for his services. However, because it is so close to the upcoming NFL Draft, Bryant will likely have to wait until the event concludes and depth charts begin to take shape entering OTAs and minicamp to finally land a new gig. His fantasy stock will continue to suffer as a result making him a prime buy-low candidate. I'd take the chance on him for the right price just in case he lands in a favorable spot like with the Packers or 49ers.

Fantasy Spin:
Dallas Cowboys beat writer David Helman is reporting the team is not interested in bringing back WR Dez Bryant.
10:48 PM
T Gurley (RAM)

Todd Gurley's fifth-year option picked up
The Rams picked up Gurley's option, tying him to the club until 2018. However, Gurley is coming off a tremendous career year and since the Rams added even more talent around him, things could open up even more for the impeding fourth-year rusher. If Gurley, the projected consensus top overall pick in fantasy football, does indeed have another big year, the Rams could extend him next offseason rather than wait until the 2020 offseason, at which time he could reach the open market. Unless Gurley does a complete 180, he's poised to set the RB market.

Fantasy Spin:
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Los Angeles Rams have exercised RB Todd Gurley's fifth-year option.
10:40 PM

Devante Parker retained through 2019
Now that the Dolphins picked up Parker's fifth-year option, he'll be tied through the team until 2019. Parker, who is entering his fourth season in the NFL, hasn't loved up to expectations since joining the Dolphins in 2015, battling lingering small-tissue injuries in the process. However, with Ryan Tannehill returning, plus, the departure of Jarvis Landry, Parker should not only see a significant increase in targets, but he should also see an uptick in production. 2018 is Parker's make or break campaign.

Fantasy Spin:
Miami Dolphins beat writer Barry Jackson is reporting the team has picked up WR Devante Parker's fifth-year option.
10:31 PM
R Gronkowski (NEP)

Rob Gronkowski to play in 2018
As expected, Gronkowski will play in 2018. He committed following a meeting with his agent and Bill Belichick on Tuesday. From a fantasy football perspective, barring injury, Gronkowski should once again appear on top of the fantasy TE ranks entering this season despite Zach Ertz and Travis Kelce closing in. It's all systems go for Gronkowski and the Patriots.

Fantasy Spin:
ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski has committed to playing in 2018.
03:09 PM

Odell Beckham Jr. reports to offseason workouts
It is now appearing more and more likely that Beckham will return to the Giants and more importantly, it is looking like he will play in Week 1. While there were rumors lingering that he could be traded or holdout for a new deal, Beckham's presence at offseason workouts is a good sign for his outlook. Although there is still a ways to go until September, Beckham's fantasy owners should begin to breathe a sigh of relief just in case they feared the worst.

Fantasy Spin:
ESPN's Dianna Russini is reporting New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) has reported to offseason workouts but is not yet healthy enough to practice with the team.
01:46 PM

Maurice Hurst falling to Day 3?
McShay also went on to say that some teams have completely crossed him off their draft board. We often hear things about players right before the draft that are potential smokescreens, but this might have some legitimacy as Hurst was sent home from the NFL Combine due to failing the medical portion of the event. It was said that he had a "heart condition," though he was soon thereafter cleared by both Michigan and Harvard doctors for football activities which was why he participated in Michigan's Pro Day. Should he fall out of the first round or two, it could really shake up the draft. This will surely bump-up the stock of both Vita Vea and Da'Ron Payne, who should be considered the clear No. 1 and No. 2 interior lineman in this class. If Hurst is, in fact, medically okay, some team could get a steal in the middle rounds.

Fantasy Spin:
ESPN's Todd McShay is reporting that there are rumors around the league that defensive tackle Maurice Hurst could fall into Day 3 of the NFL Draft due to medical concerns.
April 23
08:47 PM
A Cooper (OAK)

Amari Cooper has option picked up
There was never really any doubt about this happening, but under new head coach Jon Gruden, it appears anything is possible as he tries to rebuild the organization. It's hard to imagine Cooper's volume going down with Michael Crabtree out of town, but Gruden has been adamant about running the football and turning the game back to 1998. This is not the ideal scenario for a wide receiver who was already struggling with consistency. The talent is there with Cooper, it's just a matter of him putting it all together on a consistent basis. With so many variables in Oakland this offseason, it's hard to recommend Cooper as anything more than a boom-or-bust WR2, though it'd be an ideal scenario if he's the WR3 on your team.

Fantasy Spin:
NBC's Scott Bair is reporting that the Raiders will pick up wide receiver Amari Cooper's fifth-year option on his contract.
08:03 PM
T Williams (LAC)

Tyrell Williams signs RFA tender
The Chargers placed the second-round tender on Williams before the start of free agency in March. And although he finally signed it, there is still a chance that he could be playing with a new club in 2018. Since the Chargers are fairly solid at wide receiver with players that include Keenan Allen, Mike Williams and Travis Benjamin on the depth chart, Los Angeles may elect to move him for draft compensation. However, Allen, Williams, and Benjamin have all missed significant games throughout their respective careers due to various injuries and a cheap but effective insurance policy like Williams would be a good one to have entering 2018.

Fantasy Spin:
ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Los Angeles Chargers WR Tyrell Williams has signed his RFA tender.
05:45 PM
T Brady (NEP)

Tom Brady's agent says he expects Brady to play in 2018
Schefter is adding that it was only last week in which multiple sources claimed that Brady would indeed play in 2018, and Yee's recent remarks only further back up that notion. However, because Brady is entering his age-41 campaign, which is his 19th season, and the fact that New England is in need at the quarterback position since they only employ Brian Hoyer behind Brady, I fully expect the Patriots to address the void in Thursday's NFL Draft. While I believe Brady will play until season No. 20, I also believe his successor will be on New England's roster in the very near future.

Fantasy Spin:
ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's agent Don Yee expects his client to return in 2018.
03:10 PM

Baker Mayfield getting interest from Cardinals
In his article, he explains, "the Cardinals don't like Baker Mayfield. They love him." The problem with this assumption, though, is that Mayfield may not be on the board at No. 5, as we're expecting him to go to the Jets with the No. 3 selection barring an unforeseen change of heart. Whatever the case, it appears that Mayfield will not make it out of the top-five despite some suggesting he could fall to the Dolphins at No. 11.

Fantasy Spin:
In his final mock draft, MMQB's Peter King is expecting the Cardinals to trade into the top-five to select Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield.
03:06 PM

Josh Allen not going No. 1 overall?
In his mock, he stated "Someone I trust, who is very often right and is very well-connected, told me Sunday it's not Allen." This is what we've been explaining all along, that Allen isn't worthy of the No. 1 pick with other highly-skilled quarterbacks in this draft class. Allen's stock is surely higher than most want to believe and it seems all but certain he'll be a top-five pick when all is said and done, but this is a good sign for Browns fans. If there's one thing you can't teach at the NFL level, it's how to be accurate as a quarterback, something Allen has struggled with dating back to high school.

Fantasy Spin:
In his final mock draft, MMQB's Peter King is predicting that the Browns will not be taking Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen with the No. 1 overall pick.
03:01 PM
W Snead (NOS)

Willie Snead signs with Ravens
Snead joins several other veterans to the WR mix in Baltimore, also including Michael Crabtree and John Brown. This is in addition to former first-round pick Breshad Perriman who is returning. Given the influx of new WRs, it's hard to say what role Snead will have with his new team.

Fantasy Spin:
The Saints declined to match the Ravens' offer sheet for Snead, meaning the WR will join Baltimore.
April 11
09:58 PM
D Bryant (DAL)

Dez Bryant to meet with Jerry Jones on Friday
It appears that we could find out Bryant's fate with the Cowboys very soon. The once-regarded WR1 is meeting with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones about his future with the team on Friday. Per Rapoport, the Cowboys can afford to carry Bryant's contract into the 2018 season -- they've cleared up their salary cap issues since the start of the new league year. However, it doesn't mean that they want to as Jones is expected to ask Bryant to take a pay-cut, perhaps to an incentive-based, "show-me" deal. At this point, Rapoport believes that there is a good chance Bryant remains with Dallas in 2018. Though, it's not a lock by any means. From a fantasy football perspective, while Bryant's ADP has surely dropped in recent years, he hasn't lived up to his second or third round stock. Therefore, unless he falls further, I'd be more inclined to target Allen Hurns in the later rounds of fantasy drafts. It's within reason to believe that Hurns could lead Dallas in receiving in 2018.

Fantasy Spin:
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant will meet with Jerry Jones on Friday.
09:47 PM

Odell Beckham Jr. not likely to be traded
Schefter is reporting that teams around the NFL, that once thought there was a legitimate chance that the Giants would deal Beckham, have changed their mind from their original though-process. They "no longer" think a deal will come to fruition. However, while Beckham reported on the first day of offseason workouts on Monday, he wasn't there for long as he had a flight scheduled out of the NY/ NJ area later that night. But I wouldn't read too much into it at this point. He is still recovering from his ankle injury and wasn't going to do much anyway. Beckham remains with the Giants for now, but if he is ultimately dealt, it wouldn't surprise me.

Fantasy Spin:
ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that teams around the league "no longer believe" that the New York Giants will trade WR Odell Beckham Jr leading up to or during the 2018 NFL Draft.
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