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Mike Florio and Chris Simms are joined by UCLA EDGE Laiatu Latu, who overcame a neck injury that doctors said would end his football career.
Bet the Edge’s Croucher and Dinsick discuss the No. 2 and No. 3 overall picks in the 2024 NFL Draft and debate between Williams and Maye.

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  • JAX Running Back #1
    “I would consider knocking a few of those reps down to keep him healthy over the course of the year,” Pederson told NBC Sports’ Matthew Berry at the NFL Combine. Pederson acknowledged RB Tank Bigsby’s rookie season struggles but said the team remained committed to getting him more playing time in 2024. Etienne’s 325 touches in 2023 ranked as the third most among all NFL running backs. Only Christian McCaffrey, Derrick Henry, and Rachaad White had more rushing attempts than Etienne last season. Etienne ran the fourth most pass routes among running backs in 2023. A slightly scaled back role shouldn’t hurt his fantasy prospects too much next season.
  • FA Wide Receiver #11
    The move will save Kansas City around $12 million against salary cap for 2024. In two seasons with the Chiefs, Valdes-Scantling managed 63 receptions and three touchdowns as a full-time starter in a high-powered passing attack. His lack of productivity over the past two seasons is the stuff of fantasy football legend. He did, however, manage a touchdown grab in KC’s Super Bowl victory over the Niners. Entering his age-30 season, MVS will likely sign elsewhere as a downfield threat with unreliable hands.
  • MIN Quarterback #8
    On ESPN’s “Get Up,” Darlington said he could envisions a scenario in which Cousins, 35, “enters into free agency, finds out what’s out there, and the Vikings decide to match or to move on.” Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell said Tuesday that the team was working closely with Cousins’ camp to keep him in Minnesota in 2024. Coming off a late-season Achilles injury, Cousins should still see interest from quarterback-needy teams if he can’t hammer out a deal with the Vikings over the next couple weeks. Atlanta could be among the teams interested in signing Cousins if he becomes available.
  • SEA Quarterback #7
    Schneider was asked at the NFL Combine if Smith is the Seahawks’ starter. He responded, “yes, he’s the starter until he’s not.” Schneider is building the team’s coaching staff under new head coach Mike Macdonald and it appears Smith is in the new staff’s plans as of now. Smith is signed through 2025 for Seattle and was a league-average starter in 2023 after winning Comeback Player of the Year in 2022. Macdonald comes from a defensive background and while quarterback isn’t the Seahawks’ priority now, Smith is likely not the team’s long-term franchise solution.
  • KC Defensive Tackle #95
    Last offseason, Jones held out and ultimately signed a one-year deal to return to the Chiefs for 2023 after missing Week 1. Though Jones and the Chiefs could not agree to a long-term deal last offseason, there seems to be mutual interest in getting a deal done for 2024 and beyond. Jones has posted 25.5 sacks between 2022 and 2023, winning back-to-back Super Bowls as a centerpiece of the Chiefs’ defense. The 29-year-old is in line for a big deal this offseason.
  • LV Running Back #8
    The Raiders GM Tom Telesco said “I don’t anticipate using that tag this year” in regards to Jacobs. Doing so would cost the Raiders $13.7 million in 2024. According to Tafur, the Raiders will instead use a committee approach in the run game. Jacobs adds to an already loaded and talented free agent market at running back.
  • MIN Coaching Staff #3
    A first-time NFL coach on Frank Reich’s Panthers staff last season, McCown was part of owner David Tepper’s mid-season scapegoating for his awful roster. The 44-year-old was let go Nov. 27. He has landed in a far better offense and coaching tree, saddling up alongside Sean McVay disciple Kevin O’Connell, who has quickly proven to be an excellent coach in his own right. Especially if impending free agent Kirk Cousins re-signs, it will be a spot where McCown can continue climbing the NFL coaching ladder.
  • CIN Wide Receiver #5
    The Bengals’ director of player personnel, Duke Tobin implied that the team plans to keep Higgins on the roster. He further reiterated that the team has the means to keep him in Cincinnati. It was thought that Higgins could possibly be traded after receiving the franchise tag, but that’s off the table for now. The Bengals are going to make another run with Joe Burrow having as many options at receiver as possible.
  • TB Wide Receiver #13
    According to Laine, the Bucs will sign Evans even if it puts a strain on the team financially. GM Jason Licht said “We’re going to do whatever we can to make sure that he’s a Buc.” It makes perfect sense as Evans finished the 2023 season with his 10th straight 1,000-yard campaign. The Bucs are also trying to figure out how to bring back Baker Mayfield who had the best season of his career in 2023. The fact remains though, Evans is a cornerstone player and that’s who they’re looking to have back by any means necessary.
  • LV Wide Receiver #17
    “He’s a Raider,” was Telesco’s unequivocal Tuesday comment at the Combine. Adams has seemed disgruntled for most of his two years in the Mojave Desert, especially before Josh McDaniels was fired last fall. But he appeared to operate with a new energy and enthusiasm under since-promoted interim coach Antonio Pierce. Quarterback remains a major issue headed into the 2024 season, though the Silver and Black seem to be planning to move on from 2023 fill-in man Aidan O’Connell.


How Latu went from medically retired to NFL draft
Mike Florio and Chris Simms are joined by UCLA EDGE Laiatu Latu to unpack how he overcame being told he’d never play football again due to a neck injury and why he’s showing early similarities to Jaelan Phillips.

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Fantasy Baseball 2024
Knock your draft out of the park with the Rotoworld Baseball Draft Guide, which features rankings, player profiles, projections, expert mocks and more to get you ready. Don’t forget to use code BASEBALL24 for 10% off.
Eric Samulski breaks down what to keep an eye on this spring training with fantasy baseball starting pitchers.
It’s Ronald Acuña Jr. and a trio of five-category superstars headlining our industry-expert mock draft, part of our 2024 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide.
Scott Pianowski and Eric Samulski advise fantasy baseball managers to fill their outfield early in upcoming fantasy baseball drafts, due to a lack of outfield depth across MLB.
Eric Samulski breaks down his list of top 100 starting pitchers for the 2024 fantasy season.
Eric Samulski breaks down last season’s rookie hitters to find the next Josh Lowe.
Eric Samulski and Scott Pianowski discuss the fantasy potential of Detroit Tigers outfielder Riley Greene, analyzing why the pedigree is there for a potential breakout season in 2024.

Premier League

Will Manchester City complete its quest for an unprecedented fourth straight title?
Check out the Premier League fixtures and results for the 2023-24 season
The FA Cup fifth round takes center stage as Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea bid to reach the quarterfinal stage.
“I am getting back to my best... we are ready to attack,” Erling Haaland said after scoring five times vs Luton


Panthers head coach Dave Canales’ chances of success in Carolina will have a lot to do with quarterback Bryce Young, but his approach to building a better offense isn’t centered on the 2023 first overall pick.
The Chiefs ranked 31st, with Andy Reid the highest-rated coach but Clark Hunt the lowest-rated owner.
After serving as the Commanders’ offensive coordinator last year, Eric Bieniemy will be UCLA’s offensive coordinator in 2024.


2024 NFL Draft Top-80 Rookie Skill Position Player Rankings & Tiers 2.0
Eric Samulski breaks down hitters who can give us good home runs despite poor barrel rates.
Dan Quinn sits down with Matthew Berry and reveals the evolved perspective he brings to the Washington Commanders in his second go-round as an NFL head coach.
George Bissell breaks down the fantasy outlook for several hitters that made significant offseason swing changes including Anthony Volpe, Jordan Walker and more.


Senior NBA writer Chris Mannix joins the Dan Patrick Show to discuss improvements surrounding the NBA All-Star Game, and Lebron James supporting his son in the NBA.
That would mean three straight in the West: San Francisco (2025), Los Angeles (2026) then Phoenix.
The veteran stretch big has played a limited role in Washington and Detroit this season.
Andre Drummond leads Tuesday’s pickups after an 11-game slate.

College Football

The College Football Transfer Portal is underway. Here is a one-stop shop to track which big-name players are on the move this offseason.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2024 NFL Draft Combine, including schedule, events, participants, history and more.
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said the league’s union with the Big Ten was created to provide leadership for a challenging landscape in college athletics.
The four-year extension makes Sarkisian one of the highest paid coaches in the country after Texas won the Big 12 last season and earned its first appearance in the College Football Playoff.

College Basketball

Vaughn Dalzell breaks down his three best bets for Wednesday, including Oklahoma at Iowa State, St. John’s visiting Butler, plus Virginia versus Boston College.
Michigan’s women’s basketball team need a big win to secure a spot in March. Enter: Ohio State.
In comparison of two transcendent stars, lessons abound on the evolution of the game and its fans.
The Wolverines face the Buckeyes at 7 PM in tonight’s Big Ten Women’s Basketball doubleheader on Peacock. Then it’s Iowa vs Minnesota at 9 PM.


Shohei Ohtani, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Cody Bellinger, and Blake Snell highlight this year’s class of free agents.
Matthew Pouliot offers rankings and writeups of MLB’s top 111 free agents, from Shohei to Shelby.
It didn’t take long for Ohtani to make his presence felt on the field in a Dodgers uniform.
Eric Samulski breaks down four pitchers throwing new pitches to see what the potential impact could be on the 2024 fantasy baseball season.

Motor Sports

The new series is in partnership with Nitrocross, Sierra Cars and Hypercraft USA, creators of agnostic electrical power systems.
Rock & Roll Hall of Famer will be featured on Felix Rosenqvist’s car.
Atlanta provided a dramatic finish along with plenty of good and bad for teams.
NASCAR announced the penalties ahead of the race weekend in Las Vegas.


Jay Croucher and Drew Dinsick discuss the second and third overall pick of the 2024 NFL Draft, including the QB debate between Caleb Williams and Drake Maye.
Jay Croucher and Drew Dinsick give their best practices and tips on how to navigate the betting market for the 2024 NFL Draft.
Jay Croucher and Drew Dinsick discuss the playoff outlook for the Philadelphia 76ers given Joel Embiid’s injury status, questioning how far the team can go with a fully-healthy lineup.


Camilo Villegas was voted chairman of this year’s Players Advisory Council by the PGA Tour membership.
Brad Thomas gives his favorite bets and longshots for the Cognizant Classic
Valimaki had to take a penalty drop from a boundary fence Sunday at the Mexico Open, though he might’ve had a shot – and therefore an option at free relief.
Gooch has plummeted to 449th in the world ranking since joining LIV Golf and is currently not in the field for the Masters.
A look at tee times and groupings for Rounds 1 and 2 PGA National.

Brother From Another

Michael Holley and Michael Smith give Peter King his flowers for a legendary career covering the NFL.
The pressure is on Jayson Tatum and the Celtics to win a championship this season. But if Boston gets it done, the BFA duo says the NBA needs to watch out.
Michael Holley and Michael Smith revel in Nikola Jokic’s brilliance, discuss Victor Wembanyama’s burgeoning greatness and debate both stars’ places as a potential face of the NBA.
With Kyle Filipowski joining Caitlin Clark as stars who have had scares with fans storming the court, the BFA duo ponders ways to address this safety issue.

Local coverage

Klay Thompson’s move to the Warriors’ bench is four games old and has produced mixed results, but it’s clear to the five-time NBA All-Star and those closest to him that he is embracing his new role.
The two Celtics stars appear legitimately committed to each other’s success.
Here are some top storylines as the Eagles head to the 2024 NFL Combine.


If all goes well for the Bengals this year, they won’t have Jake Browning taking any snaps at quarterback but they do want him on hand in the event of an emergency.
For the first time in a quarter century, the Washington Commanders’ home stadium will not be called FedEx Field this season.
The Saints have been fond of restructuring contracts to create short-term cap space and they are continuing that habit this offseason.
Watch every goal from Erling Haaland’s 2023-24 Premier League season, see his stats from a glittering young career at Man City, Dortmund, Salzburg, and Molde.
The Browns have a bit more cap space to work with as they plan for the 2024 season.