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5/16-5/22: Latest fantasy football news during the weeks of May 16th through May 22nd.

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Giants signed TE Kelvin Benjamin.

Out of the league since 2018, Benjamin worked mostly at tight end during his minicamp tryout. It's a low risk flyer for the Giants, who have Evan Engram and Kyle Rudolph locked in two TE sets. A first-round pick by GM Dave Gettleman with the Panthers in 2014, Benjamin faded into a sub-package role with Kansas City before falling out of the league. The Giants are hoping Benjamin can give them a pass-catching backup for Engram, who's missed 14 games over the last four seasons.

SOURCE: NFL Network May 16, 2021, 9:44 AM ET


Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer said RB Travis Etienne is working mostly as a receiver in rookie camp.

It's officially the time of year where every running back is also a wideout. Meyer said the team has faith in Etienne's rushing abilities, and the “best case scenario” is that he could be used as both a runner and a pass catcher in Jacksonville's offense. “Worst case scenario you have a running back that's elite with receiver skills,” Meyer said, hinting Etienne could continue as a wideout in training camp. The 25th pick in the NFL Draft, Etienne -- who Meyer refers to as "slash" -- is set as the team's primary pass-catching back with a path to some or most of the team's early-down duties while James Robinson and Carlos Hyde pick up the scraps. If Etienne is used strictly as a pass catcher, Robinson could have value as an early-down banger who might see goal line touches. Etienne could be a PPR dynamo if the Jaguars are chasing points for most of the 2021 season, forced into pass-heavy game scripts. He's going in the third round of 12-team best ball drafts. Robinson, meanwhile, is being drafted in the fourth round. SOURCE: Field Yates on Twitter May 15, 2021, 2:38 PM ET