5 things you need to know for Monday
Hello football fans! Here are the five things you need to know from Sunday to start your day:
- It’s an inauspicious beginning to an NFL career for Houston RB D’Onta Foreman, who was arrested early Sunday morning on charges of unlawful carrying of weapons and possession of marijuana. It will be some time before we know how the NFL (let alone the legal system) might handle Foreman’s situation, but it could be a blow to a Houston offense that likely planned on Foreman to be the top backup to start Lamar Miller in 2017.
- Is it possible we haven’t seen the last of Johnny Football? Per the Dallas Morning News, free agent QB Johnny Manziel has had “a couple conversations” with teams about the idea of him returning after being out of the league for the 2016 season. Manziel last played in 2015, and graded out as the No. 33 quarterback out of 36 qualifying, with a PFF grade of 50.7.
- After a disappointing rookie year, Tennessee WR Tajae Sharpe had a lot to overcome this offseason: surgery, a reported civil suit, and the team bolstering its receiving corps. It appears the surgery part is resolved, though, as FanRag Sports reported Sharpe is expected to be ready for training camp. Sharpe will need to show a lot in the preseason to maintain a spot on a roster that has Eric Decker, Corey Davis, Rishard Matthews, and Taywan Taylor in the fold.
- Fantasy draft season really heats up this time of year. One thing it’s helpful to notice is the players a fantasy player is relatively sure won’t make their fantasy roster. For PFF Fantasy Editor Daniel Kelley, one of those players this year is Marshawn Lynch. Kelley explains why the cost it would take to acquire Lynch in drafts is higher than he’s willing to pay this season.
- It’s the bell-cow report. PFF Senior Fantasy Analyst Scott Barrett returns with his annual look at the running backs who do the most work across the board. It’s easy to find a running back who gets a lot of carries, or one who is targeted all the time, but the bell-cow report looks at the ones who do everything, every game, week in and week out, so that fantasy players can capitalize.