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Apr
24

Titans QB Zach Mettenberger has been organizing team workouts this offseason

Zach Mettenberger has been taking the leadership role for the Titans this offseason. He has been organizing team workouts in Nashville and his teammates seem to be really impresses by his maturity. "Our quarterback, Zach, is a young guy and he is stepping up. He is more than ready to play, and we all are following Zach, just going out there and getting him ready and running the things he wants to run, some of the things he wants to do. It's rained a couple of times when we've been throwing, but that didn't stop us. We just kept going,' WR Kendall Wright said. "I think we all have a lot of respect for Zach. With him trying to be the leader, it is a good thing. And he is going to be the leader if he is going to be our quarterback. Just him texting us and everyone showing up, that's a good sign."This is a great sign for Mettenberger's future in Tennessee. I do not believe they will draft Marcus Mariota. They have three options at this point. It's possible they trade for Philip Rivers. Oth
Apr
24

Titans RB Dexter McCluster says he is back to “100 percent”

Dexter McCluster (knee) says he'll open up the Titans offseason program at '100 percent' after finishing last season on IR. McCluster struggled last season in his first year with Tennessee. He only managed 26 receptions for 197 yards. The offensive weapon was much more productive with the Chiefs and will look to get back on track in 2015.If McCluster can get back on track this season, he was a decent amount of PPR value. He could even get more carries among the Titans lackluster RB corps. McCluster is too talented and versatile not to utilize. He holds a lot more value in leagues in which he's WR eligible.
Apr
24

Colts WR Andre Johnson at offseason workouts and building chemistry

Andre Johnson is a seasoned vet and skipped his offseason program with the Texans last season. There was more to that, nevertheless, veterans of Johnson's status often skip the voluntary workouts. However, Johnson is very excited to get to Indianapolis, and learn the system and meet build chemistry with his new teammates. "I'm excited about it," Johnson said. "I'll actually be heading to Indy tomorrow. I'm excited about the opportunity. Can't wait to get it going. It'll be different, but at the same time, still football. I'll go in, just learn what I need to learn, learn my new teammates and try to fit in and help win games."This is great to hear about Johnson. As a matter of fact everything that happened this offseason is great for his fantasy value. He brings something to the table that Indy desperately needs and finds himself in a much better situation. He now is in an offense led by Andrew Luck instead of Houston's miserable passing attack. He should be drafted as a high-end WR3 wi
Apr
24

Jaguars LB Paul Posluszny hopes to be back to full strength by training camp

Paul Posluszny suffered a torn muscle in his chest last season causing him to miss the last nine games of the 2014 season. He said after the surgery he couldn't do anything for 4-5 weeks and his weight was down to 223 pounds before he was cleared to resume training. Posluszny said he's now up to 235 pounds and would like to be around 240 by training camp. Before the injury his weight was at 242.Posluszny is a tackling machine and IDP star when healthy. However, he has dealt with his fair share of injuries throughout his career. He's missed 29 games in eight seasons. If he can remain healthy he'll rack up as many tackles as anyone in the league, nevertheless, he comes with a red flag due to his injury history.
Apr
24

Jaguars RB Denard Robinson 'I should be a No. 1 guy'

Jaguars' running back Denard Robinson led the team in rushing last season and now believes he should be the 'No. 1 guy' in Jacksonville. Shoelace was a QB at Michigan and was officially listed as an OW last season. In many fantasy leagues he was even WR eligible. Now, coming off a foot injury, he believes he deserves to be the starting running back after being cleared for football activities. The Jags GM Dave Caldwell went as far to say that, If they rolled out the football today, Robinson would be the starter.' Robinson still knows he has a lot of work to do and much to prove. He does not feel entitled, just deserving. 'It's big. I want to show the team they can count on me,' Robinson said. 'Last year, I showed growth so people could say, That's not the same Denard. It's night and day. This year, I want them to say, Man, Denard has grown even more. ' Robinson showed he can be a true duel-threat back last season. He is so fast and so dangerous. If he can stay healthy, Robinson is a
Apr
24

Texans RB Alfred Blue is training with Vikings RB Adrian Peterson and has powerful words

Texans running back Alfred Blue has been working out with Adrian Peterson this offseason. To say he has been impressed by the embattled running backs work ethic is an understatement. "A.P. man. There's only a few guys that you work out with that you can definitely tell got it. He's on a different level,' Blue said. "You see it in his eyes: I'm (Peterson) going to show the world. When I get back out there, I'm going to break it this time." The 'it' Peterson is talking about is Eric Dickerson's NFL rushing record that he fell just nine yards short of in 2012.These words really resonated with me. It almost sent a chill down my back and that's not easy to do. A determined A.P. is a very scary thought. The closer we get to the season the higher his ADP will climb. Expect a significant jump once we actually see him on the field.
Apr
24

Titans LB Brian Orakpo working on flexability this offseason to avoid injuries

The Titans newly acquired pass-rushing specialist Brian Orakpo has changed his offseason training program to focus more on flexibility. Orakpo was once viewed as an elite pass rusher, however, he's seen each of his last three seasons ended by a torn pectoral muscle. He is actively trying to prevent this from happening a fourth straight season with a flexibility heavy workout regimen.This news will fly under the radar but it really is a huge deal. Orakpo can have a massive IDP impact if he can actually stay healthy in Tennessee. His talent has never been an issue, just his oft-tearing pectoral muscles. Flexibility is so key to functional training, it could make a world of difference.
Apr
25

Jaguars QB Blake Bortles says he was 'kind of fat' at the end of last season

Blake Bortles claims he was 'kind of fat' by the end of last season. He weighed in at 232 pounds at the rookie combine. By the time the season was over, he had ballooned up to 250 pounds. The good news is he's currently down around 238 pounds. He is really working hard on his conditioning this offseason.I'm not sure if I should be relieved he lost all that weight and is focused on his conditioning or horrified he let himself go like that last season. He's a rookie QB starting in the NFL and you just get fat? Hopefully he learns from this but it is a bit concerning. Bortles is a low-end QB2 at best in my opinion. That may be being generous.
Apr
25

Jaquars QB Blake Bortles worked with QB guru Tom House this offseason

Blake Bortles spent a good portion of his offseason working on his mechanics with quarterback guru Tom House. Bortles explained how House helped him saying, 'Tightening mechanics. Throwing with not just all arm, using the whole body and figuring out how to do that. Having a checklist and being able to say it was a bad throw and this is what went wrong and this is how you fix it.'Bortles mechanics definitely needed some tweaking so this is another step in the right direction for the Jaguars starting QB. It's still not enough for me to draft him, but dynasty owners should be encouraged. In re-drafts he's nothing more than a low-end QB2 at best.
Apr
25

Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart expected to play an H-back role this season

The Jaguars intend to move Toby Gerhart into an H-back role this season. He will likely be utilized on short-yardage runs and on some passing plays. Gerhart will probably see time as a blocker as well. It's a very versatile position so it could help him a bit.This appears to be a last ditch effort to get something out of Gerhart. They invested enough money in him that they don't want to just throw in the towel on the experiment. He may actually make a pretty good H-back. Unfortunately, that doesn't do much for your fantasy team. Gerhart should go undrafted.