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FANTASY PLAYS: Elliott's suspension makes RB spot tougher

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:07:20 GMT2017-08-19T08:07:20Z

The running back position was already one of the most volatile in fantasy football to strategize for. Ezekiel Elliott's six game suspension makes it even tougher as fantasy players prepare for upcoming drafts....



Raiders' Marshawn Lynch avoids questions about anthem

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:14:52 GMT2017-08-18T14:14:52Z

NAPA, Calif. (AP) -- Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch spoke to reporters Thursday for the first time in training camp and avoided questions regarding his decision to sit during the national anthem before last week's preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals....



FANTASY PLAYS: Waiting on QB still best if you're starting 1

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:41:17 GMT2017-08-18T06:41:17Z

One key to drafting a winning fantasy football team is to construct a roster with as much depth as possible at almost every position....



Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith faces assault charge

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:16:52 GMT2017-08-18T06:16:52Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith has been charged with beating his sister's boyfriend last month, Los Angeles prosecutors said Thursday....



Jaguars open up QB competition after 12-8 loss to Bucs

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:31:19 GMT2017-08-18T04:31:19Z

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Blake Bortles' career in Jacksonville could be nearing an end....



Darby has impressive debut, Eagles beat Bills 20-16

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:05:53 GMT2017-08-18T04:05:53Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Of all the high-profile players making debuts in a new uniform, Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby was most impressive....



Goodell: Gordon's return 'not under active consideration'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:58:44 GMT2017-08-17T19:58:44Z

BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Josh Gordon's return to the Browns from an NFL suspension remains uncertain....



FANTASY PLAYS: Preparing for the 2017 football season

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:39:49 GMT2017-08-17T07:39:49Z

Football is back in full swing and that means the start of your fantasy league is right around the corner. August is an extremely important time for fantasy football prep. It is crucial to keep a watchful eye on player news out of training camp, preseason performances, injuries and positional battles....



Chargers defense turning up the volume after slow start

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:01:01 GMT2017-08-17T00:01:01Z

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) -- After not having much to cheer about in their preseason opener, the Los Angeles Chargers defense was back at full volume Wednesday....



Rookie T.J. Watt's emergence signals changing of the guard

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:35:47 GMT2017-08-16T23:35:47Z

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) -- Pittsburgh Steelers first-round pick T.J. Watt will take all the preseason snaps he can get at right outside linebacker....



Ageless Brady not slowing down at 40

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:12:34 GMT2017-08-16T20:12:34Z

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) -- Training camp is easier for Tom Brady at age 40 than it was when he entered the NFL in 2000....



Jets' Whitehead has broken foot, sidelined indefinitely

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:59:03 GMT2017-08-15T21:59:03Z

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- New York Jets wide receiver Lucky Whitehead has a broken foot and will be sidelined indefinitely....



Panthers sign LB Thomas Davis to 1-year contract extension

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:45:52 GMT2017-08-15T21:45:52Z

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Thomas Davis won't have to worry about ever playing for another NFL team....



Mowins to be first woman to call NFL play-by-play for CBS

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:05:45 GMT2017-08-15T20:05:45Z

Beth Mowins will become the first woman to call NFL play-by-play for CBS....



Houston's Reader ready to step in for Wilfork

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 22:03:12 GMT2017-08-14T22:03:12Z

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) -- Filling Vince Wilfork's shoes is daunting....



New Bills receiver Jordan Matthews out with chest injury

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:42:23 GMT2017-08-14T16:42:23Z

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) -- The revamped group of Buffalo Bills receivers is suddenly down a key addition with Jordan Matthews sidelined indefinitely because of a chip fracture in his sternum....



Seahawks win 48-17 in Chargers' debut game at StubHub Center

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 03:15:23 GMT2017-08-14T03:15:23Z

CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- Philip Rivers threw a touchdown pass to Antonio Gates on the opening drive of the Los Angeles Chargers' first preseason game since relocation, but the Seahawks' backups dominated the rest of the preseason opener in Seattle's 48-17 victory Sunday night....



Lynch sits during anthem in Raiders loss in Arizona

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 05:57:42 GMT2017-08-13T05:57:42Z

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Marshawn Lynch made the biggest news of what otherwise was a routine preseason NFL game by sitting during the national anthem before the Oakland Raiders' 20-10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday night....



Mariota returns; Jets top Titans 7-3 in preseason opener

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 04:24:04 GMT2017-08-13T04:24:04Z

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Marcus Mariota got out on the field, ran a handful of plays and then watched the rest of the game from the sideline....



Smith, Mahomes solid before 49ers rally past Chiefs, 27-17

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 04:20:48 GMT2017-08-12T04:20:48Z

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Alex Smith led the Chiefs to a quick touchdown and first-round pick Patrick Mahomes II had an impressive debut, before the San Francisco backups led the 49ers to a 27-17 victory over Kansas City in their preseason opener Friday night....