NFL Player News
Greg Olsen, TE | CAR
Thu, Jun 13, 2019
Greg Olsen Makes Appearance In Minicamp
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (foot) was able to take part in practice on Wednesday after sitting out offense vs. defense periods for most of organized team activities (OTAs). Olsen was limited to just nine games and 27 receptions with 291 yards and four touchdowns last season, and his 10.8 yards per grab were his lowest since 2010, his final season with the Chicago Bears. He has been limited to 16 games over the past two seasons due to foot issues, so he'll be a risky fantasy play heading into 2019. If he can stay on the field the 34-year-old remains a low-end TE1, but that's a big if.
Cam Newton, QB | CAR
Thu, Jun 13, 2019
Cam Newton Using New Throwing Motion
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) has been using a new throwing motion so far during minicamp and offseason drills, as the team tries to cut down on the wear and tear on his surgically-repaired throwing shoulder. "Making him a little more compact in his upper body. A little more closed off, just so he's not as open throwing the ball. And just to make him as efficient as possible and putting the least amount of stress possible," quarterbacks coach Scott Cooper said. Newton can be a threat with his arm and his feet when he is healthy. If he can avoid shoulder issues again in 2019, he can still be a low-end QB1 in most fantasy leagues.
Jimmy Garoppolo, QB | SF
Tue, Jun 11, 2019
Jimmy Garoppolo Still On Track For Training Camp
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (knee) remains on track to be ready for training camp and continues to take part in individual and 7-on-7 drills in offseason practices. There are still high expectations on Garoppolo, who has never played in more than six games in any of his five NFL seasons to this point. He started just three games in 2018 before tearing his ACL and being lost for the season. When healthy, though, Garoppolo has shown that he can put up big numbers with a head coach that has built impressive offenses in the past. Garoppolo doesn't have any truly elite wideouts at his disposal in San Fran, though, and he'll mostly be a rising QB2 with upside for fantasy owners.