Sherman, Jenkins among 32 nominees for NFL Man Of Year award

Thu Dec 12 9:02am ET
By The Associated Press

Veteran defensive backs and team leaders Richard Sherman of San Francisco and Malcolm Jenkins of Philadelphia are among 32 nominees for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.

The award, now in its 50th year - it was named after the late Hall of Fame running back in 1999 - will be handed out in Miami on Feb. 1, the night before the Super Bowl at NFL Honors, when The Associated Press reveals its individual NFL award winners.

The award recognizes an NFL player for outstanding community service activities off the field, as well as excellence on the field.

''Every day, in cities and towns across America, NFL players give of themselves to make our communities better,''NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says. ''This year, as we celebrate our 100th season and the 50th year of the Walter Payton NFL Man of Year Award, NFL players have continued to raise the bar on community engagement and impact.''

All 32 nominees will receive a donation of up to $50,000 in their name to their charity of choice. The winner of the award will receive a $250,000 donation to the charity of his choice.

Current players to win the award are Drew Brees, Thomas Davis, Larry Fitzgerald, Jason Witten, Eli Manning and J.J. Watt.

The nominees, in alphabetical order of teams:

Arizona Cardinals, David Johnson

Atlanta Falcons, Ricardo Allen

Baltimore Ravens, Brandon Carr

Buffalo Bills, Lorenzo Alexander

Carolina Panthers, Cam Newton

Chicago Bears, Allen Robinson II

Cincinnati Bengals, Giovani Bernard

Cleveland Browns, Jarvis Landry

Dallas Cowboys, Travis Frederick

Denver Broncos, Justin Simmons

Detroit Lions, Devon Kennard

Green Bay Packers, Blake Martinez

Houston Texans, D.J. Reader

Indianapolis Colts, Pierre Desir

Jacksonville Jaguars, Calais Campbell

Kansas City Chiefs, Dustin Colquitt

Los Angeles Chargers, Uchenna Nwosu

Los Angeles Rams, Andrew Whitworth

Miami Dolphins, Davon Godchaux

Minnesota Vikings, Kyle Rudolph

New England Patriots, Kyle Van Noy

New Orleans Saints, Terron Armstead

New York Giants, Nate Solder

New York Jets, Jonotthan Harrison

Oakland Raiders, Tahir Whitehead

Philadelphia Eagles, Malcolm Jenkins

Pittsburgh Steelers, Maurkice Pouncey

San Francisco 49ers, Richard Sherman

Seattle Seahawks, Bobby Wagner

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Mike Evans

Tennessee Titans, Ben Jones

Washington Redskins, Nick Sundberg

Player Notes
Dak Prescott Sep 26 11:50am ET

Dallas Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith (neck) isn't expected to play against the Seahawks in Week 3. Ordinarily, replacing a tackle of Smith's caliber with someone else would be an issue for any offense, but the Seahawks rank in the middle of the league this year in pressure percentage and the Cowboys passing and rushing offense should still be in fine shape in a game that many expect to be a shootout. Don't think Smith's absence means you need to downgrade Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, or any of the team's other options.

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Morris Claiborne Sep 26 11:43am ET

Free-agent CB Morris Claiborne (Chiefs) is not actively looking for work but is remaining in shape in case the ideal circumstance to return presents itself.

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Jack Doyle Sep 26 11:40am ET

Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle (ankle/knee) is set to return on Sunday against the New York Jets. Quarterback Philip Rivers looked to tight end Mo Alie-Cox often in last week's game and with Doyle sliding into the lineup, Rivers should continue to target the tight end position. Doyle might not see the same snap rate we're used to from the reliable veteran, but he's a definite streaming option for fantasy managers who are looking for additional help at a shallow position.

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JaMycal Hasty Sep 26 11:30am ET

The San Francisco 49ers are promoting running back JaMycal Hasty to the active roster for Sunday's game against the New York Giants. With injuries to their top two running backs, the Niners weren't going to go into Week 3 with only Jerick McKinnon and Jeff Wilson Jr. on the roster. McKinnon and Wilson should see almost all of the work, so don't get too excited about Hasty this week, who'll likely see just a handful of touches at best and shouldn't be on anyone's fantasy radar...yet.

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Reggie Bonnafon Sep 26 11:30am ET

The Carolina Panthers have promoted running back Reggie Bonnafon to the active roster ahead of Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers. With Christian McCaffrey on the injured reserve, making this move seems like an obvious choice. Many expected Bonnafon to be the primary backup to McCaffrey this season, but he was passed by both Mike Davis and Trenton Cannon on the depth chart and wound up on the Carolina practice squad. Don't expect more than a handful of touches at most for Bonnafon, whose addition shouldn't impact Mike Davis's workload.

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Fletcher Cox Sep 26 11:23am ET

Philadelphia Eagles DT Fletcher Cox (oblique) is considered a game-time decision for Week 3's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, according to head coach Doug Pederson. He practiced on a limited basis Friday, Sept. 25, after missing the team's first two practice sessions of the week, and is officially listed as questionable on the injury report.

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LeSean McCoy Sep 26 11:10am ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back LeSean McCoy was targeted seven times in Week 2, which is just enough times to make him semi-interesting as a rosterable option in deep leagues. His complete lack of involvement in the run game and 18 percent snap rate show just how risky of an option he is, though, and he should be barely on the fantasy radar in Week 3 against the Broncos. Maybe in a 16-team league, you throw the dart at him and hope the targets continue, but otherwise steer clear of the veteran rusher.

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Preston Williams Sep 26 10:50am ET

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Preston Williams was unable to make much of an impact during the Thursday night victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. He hauled in both of his two targets for seven yards and one touchdown. It was a disappointing game for Williams, but quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick only had 20 passing attempts on the night. It has been a slow start to the season for Williams, but things should pick up next week. He'll get a favorable matchup against the Seattle Seahawks who have one of the worst pass defenses in the league.

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Mike Gesicki Sep 26 10:40am ET

Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki was able to score a touchdown for the second time in two weeks during the Thursday night victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Gesicki hauled in one of three targets for 15 yards and one touchdown. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick only had 20 passing attempts in this one, so it was a bit of an odd game. Regardless, Gesicki carries TE1 value into a favorable matchup versus the Seattle Seahawks shaky pass defense in Week 4.

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Kenny Stills Sep 26 10:30am ET

If you thought the Texans and their revamped wide receiver core would feature some wide-open, four-receiver sets this season, you were wrong. Houston hasn't run a single play this season with four receivers and has run just one play without a tight end. This is one of the reasons to stay away from the team's No. 4 receiver, Kenny Stills, in Week 3. Still a talented wideout, Stills is on the field less than half of the time and has just two catches for 16 yards this season. Unless there are injuries ahead of him, Stills is a fantasy afterthought right now.

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Bryan Edwards Sep 26 10:10am ET

Las Vegas Raiders rookie wide receiver Bryan Edwards (foot) has been removed from the team's injury report, a sign that he'll be on the field this week against the New England Patriots. With Henry Ruggs III (hamstring/knee) sitting, Edwards will look for a larger role on Sunday. He's been targeted just three times through two games, but did catch both Week 2 targets for 42 yards. The promising young wideout has some appeal in deep leagues this week with no Ruggs, but he remains an incredibly risky play until we see him get a higher target share.

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Quinton Dunbar Sep 25 9:43pm ET

Seattle Seahawks CB Quinton Dunbar (knee) will be 'ready to play' against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 3, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

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DeVante Parker Sep 25 9:00pm ET

Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker is clearly still not 100 percent healthy, but did play during the Thursday night win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. He caught all five of his targets for 69 yards in Week 3. He'll get 10 days to heal up before his matchup with the Seattle Seahawks next week. Seattle has been horrendous at stopping the pass attack this season. Parker should be a reliable WR2 for that one, assuming he's healthy.

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Mark Andrews Sep 25 8:50pm ET

Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews will look to get back on track in Week 3 against the Chiefs. After a strong start to the 2020 campaign, the 25-year-old caught only one pass against the Houston Texans on Sunday. While that performance certainly left a bad taste in the mouths of fantasy managers, Andrews should remain starting in all formats, especially since his ceiling is higher than most at his position.

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Jordan Howard Sep 25 8:50pm ET

Miami Dolphins running back Jordan Howard has been having trouble finding any room to run this season. He rushed three times for one yard and one touchdown in the Thursday night win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Howard has 16 carries for 12 yards on the season, but has three touchdowns as well. Myles Gaskin has become the clear lead back in Miami, so there is little reason to keep Howard rostered in 12-team leagues. He does have a three game touchdown streak, but that won't be enough value to warrant ownership in most leagues.

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Marquise Brown Sep 25 8:40pm ET

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown will face his most formidable task of the season against the Chiefs in Week 3. Hollywood has compiled at least five catches in each of his first two games to go along with 143 yards. While Brown hasn't found the end zone yet during the 2020 campaign, he is always in line for a productive outing, especially with so many weapons on the offensive side of the ball opening things up for him. Fantasy managers should keep him starting for the Monday night showdown with Kansas City.

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Myles Gaskin Sep 25 8:40pm ET

Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin saw a heavy workload during the Thursday night victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Gaskin rushed 22 times for 66 yards and caught five passes for 29 yards through the air. He has become the clear lead back in Miami, but Jordan Howard and Matt Breida will still get a few touches each game. Gaskin is quickly picking up steam in PPR formats. He'll get another favorable matchup against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 4.

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Matt Breida Sep 25 8:40pm ET

Miami Dolphins running back Matt Breida has been having issues finding any momentum through the first three weeks of the 2020 NFL season. He rushed three times for four yards during the Thursday night victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Breida has been horrendous this season and is a cut-candidate in most formats. Myles Gaskin has become the clear lead back in Miami. Breida will still get a few carries each week, but it won't be enough to have value in most formats.

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Ryan Fitzpatrick Sep 25 8:30pm ET

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Larry Fitzgerald Sep 25 7:53pm ET

Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 25, and is not on the injury report for Week 3.

Fantasy Spin: Fitzgerald may receive a few extra targets this week with Christian Kirk ruled out. He has posted decent numbers in the first two games and can be a flex option in some leagues.

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