NFL PLAYER NEWS
Daniel Jones and Giants agree in principle to contract
The New York Giants and first-round pick Daniel Jones have agreed in principle to a contract.
Like all rookie contracts, the deal includes a fifth-year team option. The agreement allows the sixth-overall pick to not miss any time in training camp as he tries to unseat Eli Manning as the team's quarterback in 2019.
Our models project Jones for just 40.5 pass attempts in 2019 with the rookie racking up 279.0 yards, 1.6 touchdowns, and 1.2 interceptions.
Amari Cooper in 'no rush' to sign a contract extension with Dallas
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper is "in no rush" to sign a contract extension, per Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports.
Cooper is waiting for the market to play itself out as Michael Thomas, Julio Jones, and Tyreek Hill are all expected to sign an extension before Week 1. Currently, Odell Beckham is the NFL's highest-paid receiver at $18M per season, but that is likely to change soon. Cooper will be at training camp even without an extension signed.
Our models project Cooper for 85.5 catches on 129.3 targets for 1,183.7 yards and 8.5 touchdowns in 2019.
No QB competition for Giants, Eli Manning remains expected Week 1 starter
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports "there is no quarterback competition with the New York Giants" with Eli Manning the expected Week 1 starter.
Head coach Pat Shurmur made it sound that rookie Daniel Jones had a chance to start Week 1, but it appears that was just coach-speak as Manning is prepared to hold onto the job to start the season. Jones' only opportunity at the moment would be an injury to Manning.
Our models project Manning for 3,887.6 yards with 23.0 touchdowns and 15.6 interceptions on 586.5 pass attempts this season.
Julian Edelman (thumb) reportedly out 3 weeks
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is expected to be sidelined the first three weeks of training camp with a left thumb injury, league sources tell ESPN.
Edelman should be fine for the start of the regular season, but this serves as a reminder that the 33-year-old wideout has dealt with a litany of injuries throughout his career. The reigning Super Bowl MVP signed a 2-year, $18 million extension through 2021 earlier this offseason.
numberFire's models expect Edelman to catch 99.0 passes on 142.6 targets for 1,140.6 yards and 6.99 touchdowns in 2019. He's the WR17 in our preseason fantasy rankings.
Seahawks' Jarran Reed suspended 6 games for personal conduct
Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Jarran Reed has been suspended 6 games for violating the National Football League's personal conduct policy.
This stems from a domestic abuse allegation in 2017. Reed was never arrested or charged, but the league evidently felt punishment was warranted after conducting its own investigation. The 26-year-old is entering the final year of his contract.
Reed recorded a career-high 10.5 sacks last season after totaling 3 sacks in his first two years.
Falcons' Austin Hooper (ankle) ready for training camp
Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hooper (ankle) will participate in training camp.
According to McClure, Hooper is "good to go" after missing mini-camp with an ankle injury. Expect Hooper to produce similar numbers to last season if he can see 85-90 targets.
For the 2019-2020 season, our models project Hooper to haul in 57.8 receptions for 533.1 yards and 5.6 touchdowns.
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