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  • Drew Brees - QB - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 3/29/17 7:12pm ET

    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees plans on playing two to four more years, according to head coach Sean Payton.

    Huddle Up: This news really isn't a surprise given Brees' comments in recent years or his continued high-level play. Brees should continue to be drafted as a top-five quarterback for the foreseeable future on a team that will need him to continue putting up big numbers.

  • Ameer Abdullah - RB - Detroit Lions
    Posted 3/29/17 6:09pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) is expected to see some work during OTAs this spring, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.

    Huddle Up: Abdullah ran for 101 yards on 18 carries and caught five passes for 57 yards before injuring his foot last season, and he remains the best early-down option for the Lions at the moment when he is healthy. The Lions should be a much better running team this year simply after adding Rick Wagner and T.J. Lang up front, so Abdullah could have some low-end RB2 appeal if he can put his injury woes behind him.

  • David Johnson - RB - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 3/29/17 4:46pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson could receive 30 touches a game next season because of the amount of offense he can produce, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

    Huddle Up: Johnson was one of the most productive players in the NFL this past season with 1,239 rushing yards, 879 receiving yards and 20 total touchdowns. He ranked second on the team with 80 receptions. Johnson should be a first-round pick in all fantasy leagues and is a candidate for the first overall pick.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 3/29/17 11:33am ET

    Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said he is confident that the team will be able to sign RB Devonta Freeman to a contract extension later this year.

    Huddle Up: Freeman was ranked in the top 10 in rushing yards (1,079) and rushing touchdowns (11) this season and will continue to receive most of the carries next season. He will continue to share playing time with Tevin Coleman but should be a No. 1 running back in fantasy leagues.

  • Josh Gordon - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 3/29/17 11:01am ET

    Updating previous reports, Cleveland Browns general manager Sashi Brown said Cleveland may not release WR Josh Gordon. 'We're not in a position at wide receiver to turn down a guy like Josh if we feel like he's settled himself,' Brown said Tuesday, March 28, at the Annual League Meeting in Phoenix, per the Akron Beacon Journal. Head coach Hue Jackson previously said the Browns were expected to move on from Gordon.

    Huddle Up: Gordon remains suspended and is nothing more that a late-round flier in fantasy until that changes.

  • Corey Coleman - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 3/29/17 7:07am ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman is viewed as 'the guy,' according to head coach Hue Jackson, who wants Coleman to assume the role of No. 1 receiver.

    Huddle Up: Coleman had a 33-413-3 season, but he missed six games due to a broken hand. He showed flashes early in the season with a 5-104-2 game against the Baltimore Ravens. He'll be a low-end WR3 option in fantasy with a good camp.

  • Tony Romo - QB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 3/28/17 5:12pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo will know his fate by training camp at the latest, according to owner Jerry Jones. Jones said he has talked to Romo in the last couple of days, saying the veteran quarterback 'has options.'

    Huddle Up: It's somewhat of a cryptic message from Jones, but Romo's options are essentially that he will be cut or traded and play for another team or simply retire. He is not expected to remain with the Cowboys. Romo has QB1 potential when he is healthy, but he has only played in five games in the last two seasons. He's just too risky to be drafted at this point, especially considering his ambiguous future.

  • Sammy Watkins - WR - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 3/28/17 4:21pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) has not had any setbacks in his rehabilitation from offseason foot surgery, according to head coach Sean McDermott.

    Huddle Up: Watkins is perennially a risky proposition at wide receiver in the fantasy realm. He has not played a full season since his rookie year in 2014 and has missed 11 games over the last two seasons. The WR1 potential is obvious, especially with Tyrod Taylor, but Watkins has no finished higher than WR15 in his three years in the NFL. He is a low-end WR2 consideration even with the positive news.

  • Terrance West - RB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 3/28/17 8:46am ET

    Baltimore Ravens RB Terrance West is the lead running back, according to head coach John Harbaugh.

    Huddle Up: West averaged 4.1 yards per carry in 160 rushes as the starter. He rushed for 655 yards, five touchdowns, caught 30 balls for 207 yards and another score as a starter. Things could change in the draft, but for now, West is a low-end RB2 in fantasy.

  • Jason Witten - TE - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 3/28/17 8:17am ET

    Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten signed a four-year extension through 2021 Tuesday, March 28.

    Huddle Up: Witten had a 69-673-3 season last year and turns 35 in May. He's still a solid PPR receiver, but his yardage and scoring numbers leave a bit to be desired. He's a top-end TE2 with the potential for a splash week or two.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 3/28/17 7:57am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is expected to play in 2017, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. Tomlin said he hasn't asked him directly, but he expects him to play.

    Huddle Up: Big Ben threw out some mild retirement shockwaves in the media, but he'll be in the midst of the midrange or upper-middle QB1 portions in fantasy.

  • Andrew Luck - QB - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 3/28/17 5:39am ET

    Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) won't be rushed back, according to owner Jim Irsay, who was mum when asked if Luck would be ready for offseason workouts and organized team activities. 'We are not going to be rushing him,' Irsay said. 'We are going to make sure, obviously, that the shoulder has to be ready and the doctors are going to give full approval before he starts putting real reps on it and that sort of thing. We really feel that he's going to be completely healed for the season and he's going to have a great season.'

    Huddle Up: Luck is a top three or four quarterback option in fantasy when healthy. The team is being cryptic as to what he actually had repaired in his shoulder, but there's no reason to believe he won't be ready for the season.

  • Marcus Mariota - QB - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 3/27/17 10:42pm ET

    Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (leg) has shed the walking boot on his surgically repaired right leg and is back home in Hawaii, where he is running on the beach as part of his rehab from a broken fibula that he suffered Dec. 24. He expects to be ready by training camp.

    Huddle Up: Mariota continues to be on track in his recovery, as the goal has always been for him to be ready by training camp. At this rate, it looks like he'll be back at 100 percent going into next season, meaning owners can draft him with high expectations after his breakout campaign in 2016. Mariota could easily wind up being one of the best value picks at quarterback, having legitimate QB1 potential.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 3/27/17 7:23pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin think it's a 'very reasonable discussion when you get 35,' referring to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's retirement talk, but ultimately, he feels people 'probably read too much into it' and 'are making more out of than what it is.'

    Huddle Up: He's probably right, as it seems more likely than not that Roethlisberger will indeed be back for the 2017 campaign, especially considering that the 13-year veteran has been consistently excellent over the past handful of seasons. In fact, Big Ben has topped 3,800 passing yards in four consecutive years after reaching that plateau only twice previously. Fantasy owners can still look at him as their potential QB1.

  • Derek Carr - QB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 3/27/17 5:41pm ET

    Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (leg) will be able to fully participate in the offseason workouts, according to general manager Reggie McKenzie.

    Huddle Up: Carr could still be limited during offseason workouts even if he is 100 percent but should be a full participant during training camp. He finished the 2016 season with 3,937 yards and 28 touchdowns and can be a No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues next season.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 3/27/17 5:40pm ET

    Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn would not say if the team is pursuing free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) but does believe Peterson can still play.

    Huddle Up: The Lions have been using a committee at running back but do not have a running back like Peterson on their roster. He likely would receive most of the carries if he signs with the Lions but may not see much work in the passing game. Peterson could be a low-end No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues if he joins the Lions.

  • Tony Romo - QB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 3/27/17 3:56pm ET

    Denver Broncos general manager John Elway said it is not the team's intention to pursue Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo even if he is released this offseason.

    Huddle Up: The Broncos seem to be happy with Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch as their options at quarterback in 2017. Both players received starts this past season and likely will compete for the job during training camp. The winner of the competition probably can be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.

  • Tony Romo - QB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 3/27/17 3:42pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo's status with the Cowboys may not be resolved until after the 2017 NFL Draft, in the opinion on NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

    Huddle Up: The Houston Texans appear to be the most likely candidate for Romo if he decides to continue his playing career. He would be the starting quarterback if he joins the Texans and would have some nice weapons to work with on offense. He could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues next season if he is healthy.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 3/27/17 1:12pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady told owner Robert Kraft that he hopes to play for six or seven more years.

    Huddle Up: Brady has only suffered one serious injury during his 17 years in the NFL. His production has yet to take a big hit, too. He'll be 40 next season, but he's coming off a year in which he threw 28 touchdowns and just two interceptions in 12 games. He's a perennial QB1 candidate.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 3/27/17 8:23am ET

    Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart is due up to $9.5 million over the next two seasons with an $8 million base value. His new deal freed up $2.075 million in cap space for 2017.

    Huddle Up: The Panthers are expected to add an impact running back, and J-Stew has been frequently hobbled. Now 30, he's a low-end RB2 with minimal upside.

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