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Connor Rogers joins PFT Live to reveal the film he has most enjoyed watching, the players who should be getting more buzz, how many QBs he thinks will be taken in the first round and more.
Mike Florio and Chris Simms unpack the player team report cards, where the Chiefs received a number of Fs, while the Dolphins and Vikings came in at the top of the list.

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  • FA Tight End
    The consensus TE1 of this year’s draft class, fans, and the league have been waiting for nearly two years for Bowers to enter the NFL Draft. Bowers totaled 175 receptions for 2,538 yards and 26 touchdowns during his college career while averaging an impressive 14.5 YPR. While it would be disappointing to see him skip the combine workout, we would still get a chance to see him test at Georgia’s pro day, which is scheduled for March 13th.
  • PHI Quarterback #1
    Vincent appears to be all-in on the “tush push,” saying that there’s no need to “punish a team that strategically does it well” while also adding the Eagles’ success rate on the play is “just amazing.” This should come as good news to Jalen Hurts and his fantasy managers. Hurts has totaled 28 rushing touchdowns over the last two seasons, with 17 of those scores coming from just one yard out. The push to ban the play has largely come from gripes over how successful it is, but as Vincent points out, a high success rate on a play that’s within the rules isn’t a reason to ban a play in the eyes of the NFL Competition Committee. Vincent noted that the committee didn’t even discuss the play when they met at this year’s Scouting Combine.
  • MIA Quarterback #1
    According to Wolfe, Dolphins general manager Chris Grier said the team is “hopeful to get something done before training camp” with Tagovailoa, who is in line for a big extension this offseason. Heading into a contract year, Tagovailoa now has a Pro Bowl season and playoff game under his belt from 2023. In four seasons, the Dolphins have emphasized their commitment to him as their franchise quarterback, especially with his development under head coach Mike McDaniel over the last two. Tagovailoa posted a league-high 8.9 yards per attempt in 2022 and a league-high 4,624 total passing yards in 2023. Wolfe emphasized that a deal expected to be as large as Tagovailoa’s likely won’t get done before free agency, but that the Dolphins aim to have it done before the season.
  • 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 envision 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.

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NBC Sports Podcasts

2024 Scouting Combine
Mike Florio and Chris Simms are joined by NFL Executive VP of Football Operations Troy Vincent to discuss why the kickoff is a “dead ceremonial play,” the hip-drop tackle, the tush push and more.
Texas DT T’Vondre Sweat shares what it’s like to meet coaching and GM legends at the NFL Scouting Combine, the hilarious key to his breakout season last year and the event he’s looking forward to most this weekend.
Alabama edge rusher Dallas Turner joins PFT Live to discuss growing up in Florida, his mindset and preparation for the Scouting Combine, and Nick Saban’s legacy.
Penn State EDGE Adisa Isaac sits down with Connor Rogers to discuss recovering from his Achilles injury, playing with multiple future draft picks with the Nittany Lions and the ways he can improve.
Kevin Stefanski sits down with Matthew Berry to discuss Nick Chubb’s recovery, Jerome Ford’s emergence within the Cleveland Brown’s offense and Elijah Moore’s ‘career year’ with the team.
Mike Florio and Chris Simms chat with 2023 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Johnny Newton at the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine as the Illinois DT prepares for his jump to the pros.
Washington EDGE Braylon Trice chats with Connor Rogers about his pass-rushing prowess, Washington’s historic 2023-24 season and the qualities he can bring to an NFL team.

Premier League

Joe Prince-Wright, Andy Edwards and Nick Mendola discuss the FA Cup quarterfinal draw and dive into a potential storybook final meeting between Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
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.

NFL

Three head coaches got A+ grades when their players were surveyed about them by the NFL Players Association.
The Dolphins had Vic Fangio as their defensive coordinator for just one season, as Fangio and Miami mutually agreed to part ways late last month.
When tight end Brock Bowers visited the PFT Live set in Las Vegas ahead of the Super Bowl, he was asked whether there was a team he’d like to land with to start his NFL career.
Iowa cornerback Cooper DeJean joins PFT Live to discuss his film preparation, his “freaky” athleticism and his explosive ability as a punt returner heading into the 2024 NFL Draft.
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.
George Bissell breaks down the fantasy outlook for several hitters that made significant offseason swing changes including Anthony Volpe, Jordan Walker and more.
Eric Samulski and Scott Pianowski react to Cody Bellinger’s decision to re-sign with the Chicago Cubs and assess the rest of the fantasy outfield picture.
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.
Eric Samulski breaks down what to keep an eye on this spring training with fantasy baseball starting pitchers.
Eric Samulski and Scott Pianowski debate how many games we can expect from Aaron Judge and Fernando Tatis Jr.'s ceiling in 2024.
Eric Samulski breaks down his list of top 100 starting pitchers for the 2024 fantasy season.

Rotoworld

With “silly season” not far away, Williams is one player who could be a difference-maker in deeper leagues.
Kevin Stefanski sits down with Matthew Berry to discuss Nick Chubb’s recovery, Jerome Ford’s emergence within the Cleveland Brown’s offense and Elijah Moore’s ‘career year’ with the team.
The Fantasy Football Happy Hour crew run through betting props for the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine, with odds presented by DraftKings Sportsbook.
The FFHH crew run through Connor Rogers’ top fantasy prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft, discussing why Marvin Harrison Jr. could thrive in the Arizona Cardinals’ offense.

NBA

Charlotte is searching for a replacement for Mitch Kupchak, someone to take over basketball operations.
Clippers coach Tyronn Lue: ‘Played well for three quarters. Didn’t finish the game.’
The league says Knicks failed to prove a misapplication of the rules, not just “an error in judgment” by the referees.

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 and Drew Dinsick analyze NCAA Tournament resumes without the team names and pick which ones they like for a national championship bet.
Caitlin Clark went off for 33 points and passed Lynette Woodard for the top spot on the women’s major college career scoring list against Minnesota.
On the night in which Caitlin Clark became the all-time leading scorer in women’s major college basketball, Iowa had no issues blowing out Minnesota.
Caitlin Clark calls in after Iowa’s dominant win over Minnesota to discuss her current motivations as the regular season winds down, the Hawkeyes’ response to losing to Indiana, her chase of Pete Maravich and more.

MLB

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.
Neither Eric Samulski nor Scott Pianowski see themselves drafting Kyle Schwarber despite the Phillies slugger’s prodigious power.
Eric Samulski breaks down hitters who can give us good home runs despite poor barrel rates.

Motor Sports

Bubba Pollard will drive the No. 88 car on March 30 at Richmond.
Mistakes at the end of Round 7 in Arlington cost Jett Lawrence the victory, but on the whole he’s been the best in recent weeks.
NASCAR teams take on an intermediate track for the first time this season.
Austin Forkner: “I don’t know what this means right now, for me or my future, you know, riding and stuff related.”

Betting

Vaughn Dalzell and Drew Dinsick guess the identity of a couple NCAA basketball teams based on their blind resumes, evaluating which they’d pick to make a bracket-busting March Madness run before revealing the two squads.
Vaughn Dalzell and Drew Dinsick analyze NCAA Tournament resumes without the team names and pick which ones they like for a national championship bet.
Vaughn Dalzell breaks down his favorite bet on the NBA slate, a player prop on the birthday boy himself, Luka Doncic!

Golf

Here’s a look at the players who have won The Players, since 1974.
Schmelzel shot 4-udner 68 for a one-shot lead in the HSBC Women’s World Championship.
Among the many storylines this week, past champ McIlroy is back at PGA National.
Anthony Kim is back but it has LIV Golf botched the big return?
George Savaricas and Eamon Lynch discuss Rory McIlroy’s nonchalant reaction to Talor Gooch’s LIV “asterisk” comment.
Over a dozen players from the Korn Ferry Tour/Q-School graduate category have played in just 3 of 9 events to begin this year.

Brother From Another

Michael Holley and Michael Smith discuss the New York Jets becoming a punching bag after offseason comments from ex-Jet wide receiver Mecole Hardman and Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Dion Dawkins.
Michael Holley and Michael Smith discuss why it’s imperative that the Kansas City Chiefs give a long-term contract extension to lockdown cornerback L’Jarius Sneed.
Michael Holley and Michael Smith analyze the trade rumors involving Minnesota Vikings star wide receiver Justin Jefferson and discuss why they don’t feel like there’s much substance to the reports.
Michael Holley and Michael Smith discuss the Denver Broncos situation with Russell Wilson, analyzing their treatment of the veteran quarterback during the season.

Local coverage

Tuesday’s loss to the 9-49 Pistons marked a low point in the season for the Bulls.
The Patriots are making significant changes in 2024, but Jerod Mayo insists they’re not intending to slight former head coach Bill Belichick.
Former 49ers general manager Trent Baalke is happy to see former colleague Jim Harbaugh return to the NFL.
The Eagles are willing to be patient as they wait for Jason Kelce and Fletcher Cox to contemplate their football futures.

Latest

At this time a year ago, it was unclear whether or not 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy would be available to begin the regular season after suffering a torn UCL during the NFC Championship Game.
Tanev, 34, gives the Stars some much-needed depth not only on the penalty kill but defensively 5-on-5 to try to get through the gauntlet that is the playoffs in the West.
Boosted Everton host West Ham on Saturday at Goodison Park as Sean Dyche’s side are delighted with gaining four points back.
Fulham will be full of confidence as they host Brighton at Craven Cottage on Saturday.
The Premier League season is entering the final stretch and things are going to be wild from here on out. We love it.