Guest of the League
All Pro FFL (2017 Champs - Blackcats) (Playoff Service) Est. 2018
NFL Playoffs League - FFL: Preseason | NFL: Week 1

Chargers QB Justin Herbert optimistic about contract situation

Mon Jun 5 7:50pm ET
Field Level Media

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert knows he will be a rich man sometime in the near future, but he can't tell you when he will agree to a big-money contract with the club.

Herbert addressed his situation on Monday at the team's charity golf tournament in Rolling Hills Estates, Calif., saying he has faith the organization will make everything work.

"They've done such a great job of taking care of us and my message really hasn't changed," Herbert told reporters. "It's been an honor to be a part of this team. It's great to come to events like this and whatever happens, happens and it's out of my control at this point."

Herbert has seen the salary landscape rise this offseason with Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles landing a five-year, $255 million deal, and Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens topping that with a five-year, $260 million package.

Herbert, slated to earn $4.23 million in 2023, underwent surgery in January to repair a torn labrum in his left (non-throwing) shoulder. The club has exercised his fifth-year option of $29.5 million for the 2024 season.

The injury situation leads observers to wonder whether Herbert would be fine with playing his fourth NFL season without an extension being signed.

"That's a good question. I think that's something you have to address and you have to think about," Herbert said. "My job at this point is just to play quarterback and to be the best leader, quarterback and teammate that I can be. So I'm doing everything I can to rehab, get back and make sure my shoulder is ready for this season."

The 25-year-old Herbert recently resumed throwing and is forecast to be ready to go well before the start of the 2023 season.

"I feel a lot better," Herbert said. "The shoulder is holding up, been able to lift quite a bit more, conditioning, so picking up more, especially upper body-wise. So it has been tough. It's an unlike any other offseason for me, but you have to find a way to make it work."

Herbert has passed for 14,089 yards, 94 touchdowns and 35 interceptions in 49 games (all starts) over his first three NFL seasons.

Chargers coach Brandon Staley said Monday that he expects running back Austin Ekeler to participate in next week's mandatory minicamp.

Ekeler sought permission to seek a trade earlier this offseason but the club recently added $1.75 million in incentives for this season, when he is slated to earn $6.25 million in base pay. Ekeler is slated to become a free agent after the season when his four-year, $24.5 million deal concludes.

"It's best for everybody," Staley said. "It's best for him and best for us because you want to get joined up so that you can go have a productive training camp and really formulate your team and your identity going into the season."

New offensive coordinator Kellen Moore has raved about Ekeler's fit in his offense. Ekeler led the NFL with 18 total touchdowns (13 rushing, five receiving) last season and tied for the league high of 20 with Jonathan Taylor of the Indianapolis Colts in 2021.

Ekeler rushed for 915 yards last season as well as establishing career highs for receptions (107) and receiving yardage (722).

Top Headlines
The Paur Report

2023 Running Back Preview

Player Notes
Trevon Diggs Jun 5 11:00pm ET
Trevon Diggs

The Dallas Cowboys are negotiating with star cornerback Trevon Diggs, in the last year of his rookie deal, on an extension that could be close to $20 million a year. Diggs will make $4.3 million this year. He ranks as a top-ten cornerback, according to PFF, and he has many years ahead of him. The 24-year-old has leads all cornerbacks with 17 interceptions over the past three seasons, including two that he returned for touchdowns. He has also made double-digit pass defenses and over 40 solo tackles every season, making him a quality starting DB in IDP fantasy football leagues and an essential asset for the Cowboys' defense that increases the value of their DST in fantasy football.

From RotoBaller

Isaiah Rodgers Jun 5 7:40pm ET
Isaiah Rodgers

Indianapolis Colts cornerback Isaiah Rodgers Sr. is under investigation for possible violations of the league's gambling policy, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Rodgers was drafted by the Colts in the sixth round (211th overall) in 2020 out of Massachusetts. The 25-year-old has played 1,500-plus snaps in three NFL seasons and started nine games last year for the Colts. He has returned 71 punt/kickoff returns in the last three years, as well as recording 90 tackles (68 solo), three interceptions, 10 passes defensed, a forced fumble and four fumble recoveries. If Rodgers is found guilty of gambling, he could be suspended for up to the entire 2023 campaign.

From RotoBaller

Ezekiel Elliott Jun 5 6:20pm ET
Ezekiel Elliott

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has not ruled out a return for free-agent running back Ezekiel Elliott. Both Elliott and the Cowboys are evaluating their respective futures, according to Jones. Dallas released Elliott in March after seven seasons with the team, including four 1,000-yard campaigns. It would make sense if Zeke returned, as Tony Pollard (ankle, leg) is returning from a serious injury, and the trio of Malik Davis, rookie Deuce Vaughn and Ronald Jones doesn't have a ton of experience or upside. The tread on Elliott's tires is running thin at this point in his career, but he proved in 2022 that he can be an effective short-yardage/goal-line back, carrying the ball 231 times for 876 yards and 12 touchdowns in 15 games (14 starts). The 27-year-old back is unlikely to be much more than a TD-dependent RB4/flex in fantasy no matter where he lands.

From RotoBaller

Rachaad White Jun 5 6:10pm ET
Rachaad White

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Rachaad White said on Sirius XM NFL Radio on Monday that he expects a lot of passes to come his way in the passing game this season. Although Chase Edmonds and Ke'Shawn Vaughn will also have roles in Tampa's backfield in 2023, White entered the offseason as the clear leader for touches with Leonard Fournette no longer on the team. The Bucs offense certainly won't be as intriguing with either Baker Mayfield or Kyle Trask taking over under center for the retired Tom Brady, but White's role increase can't be overlooked in fantasy. The former third-rounder had 129 carries for 481 yards and a score and added 50 receptions for 290 yards and two more TDs in 17 games (eight starts) in his rookie season last year. White's fantasy stock is definitely on the rise. Consider him on the RB2/3 borderline in fantasy drafts.

From RotoBaller

Justin Herbert Jun 5 6:00pm ET
Justin Herbert

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (shoulder) said the plan is for him to work back into 7-on-7 drills this week at organized team activities. It would be his first team drills of the offseason after rehabbing from labrum surgery that he had in January on his left, non-throwing shoulder. The 25-year-old has already resumed throwing as well, but the Chargers are understandably going to take it slow with their franchise signal-caller in the offseason. He should be fully healthy for training camp and the start of the 2023 season, where he'll be looking to bounce back as a midrange QB1 for fantasy managers after a disappointing 2022 campaign in which he battled through a rib injury. Herbert's top-two receivers, Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, also missed time with injuries.

From RotoBaller

Brock Purdy Jun 5 6:00pm ET
Brock Purdy

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (elbow), who has gone through his first week of throwing a football, is the clear favorite to open the 2023 season as the team's starting quarterback. Purdy had surgery to fix a torn UCL in his right elbow on March 10. If he is ready to play football when the season kicks off, the starting job will be his to lose after a strong rookie season. If his road to a full recovery stays true to his 12-week timeline, Purdy should receive full medical clearance to play around Aug. 21, 20 days before the start of the season. In 2022, the 23-year-old completed 67.4% of his passes for 1,877 yards with 16 TDs and three interceptions, including the playoffs. Purdy definitely impressed last year, but fantasy managers should want to see more before considering him as anything more than a low-end QB2 in superflex leagues, especially coming off significant surgery.

From RotoBaller

Laquon Treadwell Jun 5 5:50pm ET
Laquon Treadwell

The Baltimore Ravens agreed to terms on an undisclosed one-year deal with former Minnesota Vikings first-round wide receiver Laquon Treadwell on Monday, according to his agent, Michael Portner. The Ravens continue to beef up their receiving depth heading into the 2023 season, but Treadwell is likely to be buried on the depth chart. The 27-year-old caught just six of 10 targets for 42 yards in six games for the Seattle Seahawks in 2022, a year after posting 33 receptions for a career-high 434 yards and a touchdown in 12 games (seven starts) for Jacksonville in 2021. Treadwell is unlikely to have any kind of fantasy appeal, even in deeper leagues, while he's behind the likes of Rashod Bateman, Odell Beckham Jr. and rookie first-rounder Zay Flowers. He'll have to compete with Devin Duvernay, Nelson Agholor and James Proche II, among others.

From RotoBaller

Dalvin Cook Jun 5 3:00pm ET
Dalvin Cook

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook was nearly traded to the Miami Dolphins in March, but it didn't get done, and the Dolphins drafted Texas A&M running back De'Von Achane in the third round of the 2023 NFL Draft a month later. Cook has been rumored to be cut or traded this offseason, with Miami being one of the top rumored suitors. It appears Miami made a run at him, but it's unclear whether the selection of Achane will prevent them from discussing a potential trade for Cook before the 2023 NFL season begins. According to Albert Breer, the trade was awfully close to happening and there is reported interest from both Cook and Miami at this point in the offseason. That said, the Dolphins may be out on trading for him but would sign him if released. This will be a story to follow as the offseason rolls on.

From RotoBaller

DeAndre Hopkins Jun 5 2:40pm ET
DeAndre Hopkins

Free Agent wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is looking for a new home and the Dallas Cowboys have been rumored to be a potential suitor. However, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the signing of Hopkins is "unlikely." The team is looking to extend CeeDee Lamb in the near future and traded for Brandin Cooks this offseason, so bringing in the 30-year-old receiver isn't a priority for America's team. Lamb and Cooks should be locked in as the top two wideouts for Dak Prescott, but it's unclear whether the No. 3 wideout will be Michael Gallup and 2022 third-round pick Jalen Tolbert. One of the two will have fantasy football intrigue, at least in deep leagues.

From RotoBaller

Zamir White Jun 5 2:20pm ET
Zamir White

Las Vegas Raiders running back Zamir White handled just 17 total touches in his rookie season as Josh Jacobs' backup, but he could be in line for a breather back role in 2023. According to Levi Edwards of, the Georgia product has lost weight and added speed and quickness heading into the 2023 season. White weighed 214 pounds and ran a 4.40 at the 2022 NFL Combine, so if he's actually gotten faster, it's an exciting development for the 23-year-old back. Either way, Jacobs remains the starter in 2023 after being franchise tagged and he'll likely command workhorse volume once again. White could see more touches to ease some of Jacobs' workload, but he won't be worth fantasy consideration unless Jacobs has to miss time.

From RotoBaller

Mike Gesicki Jun 5 2:20pm ET
Mike Gesicki

New England Patriots tight end Mike Gesicki has been utilized more as a wide receiver than a tight end throughout his career, and like many have speculated, the team is getting him work with the wideouts during organized team activities. According to ESPN's Mike Reiss, Gesecki was seen running drills with the Patriots' wide receivers while the other tight end on the roster worked on run blocking on a separate field. It looks like Hunter Henry will operate as the traditional tight end, while Gesicki could be split out wide and in the slot alongside wideouts Tyquan Thornton, JuJu Smith-Schuster, DeVante Parker, and Kendrick Bourne. If Gesicki can become one of the top two receiving options for Mac Jones, he'll have TE1 upside considering the scarcity of the position in fantasy football.

From RotoBaller

Breshad Perriman Jun 5 12:13pm ET
Breshad Perriman

Dynasty | The Colts have signed Breshad Perriman Dynasty Analysis: Perriman turns 30 in Sept. and hasn't been fantasy relevant since 2019 while with the Buccaneers, a career season in which he produced a 36/645/6 line. Unranked on DLF's receiver rankings, he won't be guaranteed to make it out of camp and, if he does, likely won't garner enough targets to be worthy of addition.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Jimmy Garoppolo Jun 5 12:00pm ET
Jimmy Garoppolo

Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels said that he isn't concerned about reports and rumors that quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (foot) might not be able to play this year. "I have no anxiety," McDaniels said. "You guys may have anxiety. I have no anxiety." Garoppolo signed a three-year, $72.75 million free-agent deal with the Raiders on March 17 and also signed a waiver/release because of his injured left foot. He had surgery on his foot after signing with the Raiders, and he hasn't been able to practice during OTAs. The Raiders are hoping to have Jimmy G available for the start of training camp, but they also aren't putting a timeline on his return. Veteran Brian Hoyer, who has plenty of experience in McDaniels' system from his time with the Patriots, has been taking first-team reps so far this offseason.

From RotoBaller

Breshad Perriman Jun 5 12:00pm ET
Breshad Perriman

The Indianapolis Colts signed free-agent wide receiver Breshad Perriman to an undisclosed deal on Monday and waived wide receiver Tyler Adams in a corresponding move. The signing comes after the Colts worked out Perriman on Friday. The 29-year-old pass-catcher was a first-round pick (26th overall) by the Baltimore Ravens in 2015. Perriman only lasted two years in Baltimore and has played for four different NFL teams in his seven seasons so far. In the last two years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he's caught 20 of 37 targets for 277 yards and two touchdowns in 17 games (three starts). Perriman caught nine of 19 targets in 2022 for 110 yards and a score in 11 games. He'll provide veteran big-play depth behind Michael Pittman Jr. in Indy, but playing time will likely be limited.

From RotoBaller

Jaycee Horn Jun 5 11:50am ET
Jaycee Horn

Carolina Panthers cornerback Jaycee Horn (wrist), the eighth overall pick of the 2021 NFL draft, has played in only 16 games in his first two NFL seasons due to injury. But he's still only 23 and made analyst and former NFL scout Bucky Brooks' all-breakout team for 2023. Horn led the Panthers with three interceptions and tied for the team lead with seven pass breakups last year despite missing the last two games with a broken wrist. He played in just three games his rookie year due to a broken right foot. The 23-year-old has been a full participant in workouts this spring, and he said he's "in a good spot right now." A fully healthy Horn in 2023 would be a huge boost to Carolina's secondary this year.

From RotoBaller

Von Miller Jun 5 11:30am ET
Von Miller

The Buffalo Bills signed free-agent linebacker Leonard Floyd to an undisclosed one-year deal on Monday, according to sources. Floyd was originally the ninth overall pick of the Chicago Bears in 2016 out of Georgia. He spent the first four years of his career in Chicago before playing for the Los Angeles Rams the last three seasons, where he totaled 29 sacks and 99 solo tackles in 50 starts. The move to sign Floyd reunites him with Von Miller. The two pass-rushers combined for six sacks in the playoffs on their way to a Super Bowl title with the Rams two seasons ago. Floyd will bring more experience depth to an already impressive pass-rushing group in Buffalo, and he hasn't missed a regular season game since 2017.

From RotoBaller

Cole Turner Jun 5 11:20am ET
Cole Turner

Washington Commanders tight end Cole Turner put on a show at last year's training camp and is once again impressing the coaching staff during offseason workouts this year as he looks to earn himself a bigger role in 2023. Turner was a fifth-round selection out of Nevada last year, but he played in only 10 games (two starts) and caught two of nine targets for 23 yards in his first NFL season. Logan Thomas is the team's top pass-catching tight end, but he hasn't been able to stay healthy consistently, so there could be opportunity behind him for Turner, John Bates and rookie Armani Rogers. The 23-year-old will need to continue developing, but he could be one to watch in fantasy leagues if Thomas misses more time with injuries in 2023.

From RotoBaller

Chris Rodriguez Jr. Jun 5 11:10am ET
Chris Rodriguez Jr.

Washington Commanders rookie running back Chris Rodriguez Jr. is impressing the coaching staff with his development so far this offseason. The sixth-round pick became one of the best ball-carriers in program history at Kentucky, and he has risen to the challenges that the team has given him in six organized team activity practices. "Chris is a hardworking kid," offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy said. "He takes a tremendous amount of pride in everything that he does, and I think right now he's in a good place." Pro Football Focus graded Rodriguez as the best running back in the SEC last year, and he averaged 6.2 yards per carry in his collegiate career. While buried on Washington's depth chart, his job is to make the most of his limited reps. The 22-year-old has impressed with his pass-catching skills, but for now he's just an RB to keep an eye on.

From RotoBaller

Jonathan Williams Jun 5 11:10am ET
Jonathan Williams

Washington Commanders running backs Brian Robinson and Antonio Gibson are at the top of the team's RB depth chart, with Jonathan Williams operating as the No. 3 option. Meanwhile, rookie sixth-rounder Chris Rodriguez Jr. is just trying to get as many repetitions as possible heading into his first NFL season. Williams may have to hold off Rodriguez and Jaret Patterson for touches in 2023 behind Robinson and Gibson, but the 29-year-old can also contribute on special teams. In his second year with Washington in 2022, Williams had 37 carries for 152 yards and caught seven passes for 40 yards in 13 games (two starts). Unless one of Robinson or Gibson miss time with an injury, Williams will remain off the fantasy radar this year.

From RotoBaller

Cedrick Wilson Jun 4 9:10pm ET
Cedrick Wilson

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Cedrick Wilson Jr. was expected to be released or traded this offseason. Despite that, Wilson remains on the roster and says he'd like to remain with the organization. The Dolphins signed Wilson to a three-year, $22 million deal in 2022. He was expected to be a key part of the offense, but the Dolphins traded for superstar wideout Tyreek Hill during that same offseason. After that, Wilson lost his role on the team and was hardly involved last season. He finished with 12 receptions, 136 yards, and zero scores in 15 games in 2022. It's likely that the Dolphins would've cut Wilson, but he's owed $5 million guaranteed on his $7 million base salary in 2023. That being said, the Dolphins would probably prefer to trade Wilson, but clearly don't have too many interested parties. The expectation is that Wilson is going to compete with Braxton Berrios and Chosen Anderson for the No. 3 receiver role this upcoming season. It's hard to imagine Wilson having any fantasy value while in Miami.

From RotoBaller