Kirk Cousins - QB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins has not made much progress in his contract talks with the Redskins at this point, according to sources. The team may place the franchise tag on Cousins if the two sides are not able to reach an agreement.
Huddle Up: The two sides still have a little more than two weeks before franchise-tag designations are due and have five months to work out a long-term extension even if he is franchised so there's no real rush on the D.C. side.
Matt Forte - RB - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears impending free-agent RB Matt Forte is not expected to be a serious consideration for the Indianapolis Colts this offseason.
Huddle Up: It looks like the Colts will try to get another year or two out of 32-year-old Frank Gore and possibly add another, cheaper back in the draft or free agency as they'll be focusing their cap space on an extension for Andrew Luck and shoring up the defense.
DeAndre Hopkins - WR - Houston Texans
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins said he is working on improving his yards after catch total this offseason since he ranked 118th among NFL players in the category with 201 yards. He said he also wants to work on being a better team leader.
Huddle Up: In the meantime, Hopkins' improvement in the fantasy numbers dept. has been nothing short of steady and remarkable as he's gone from 52 to 76 to 111 catches, from 802 to 1,210 to 1,521 yards and from two to six to 11 TD receptions in his three NFL seasons.
Marques Colston - WR - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston declined to speak to the media on the last day of access, and beat writer Katherine Terrell believes he will retire rather than play for another team in 2016.
Huddle Up: Colston will turn 33 this offseason and his declining production over the last four seasons points toward a reduction of his $5.9 salary-cap figure in 2016 or his release.
Adrian Peterson - RB - Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was the only player to have more than 300 carries last year, and retired RB Emmitt Smith believes that if Peterson doesn't break the all-time rushing record, no one will.
Huddle Up: AD will turn 31 next month and is still nearly 7,000 yards away from Smith's record. And true to the all-time rushing king's word, the true workhorse back definitely is a disappearing breed.
Latavius Murray - RB - Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray could have company in the backfield in 2016. ESPN's Adam Caplan believes the Raiders will be looking to add running back depth in the offseason.
Huddle Up: Murray, who finished with 1,066 yards and six TDs on 266 carries, certainly had a monopoly in the Silver & Black's backfield this past season, accounting for 79.9 percent of the team's 333 RB rushes. Look for the Raiders to add a back to lighten the load.
C.J. Spiller - RB - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints RB C.J. Spiller will likely remain on the roster, at least into training camp, according to ESPN.com's Mike Triplett. Spiller will count more against the cap if he is cut before June 1.
Huddle Up: Of course, you can hear the collective "WHY?" from fantasy GMs after Spiller had all of 70 touches in 13 games in 2015.
Robert Griffin III - QB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has been praised by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones multiple times in recent years, and Cowboys beat writer Brandon George believes Dallas could be a potential landing spot for Griffin if he is released by the Redskins. Griffin has passed his exit physical this offseason, which paves the way for the team to release him.
Huddle Up: Someone will most definitely take a flier on RGIII, whose rookie-year success in 2012 still remains fresh in too many minds, and the Cowboys figure to be as interested as any given their QB issues of last season. The question is would RGIII reciprocate the interest if he's clearly headed toward a backup role.
Marques Colston - WR - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston may be asked to take another pay cut this offseason in order to stay with the team. He is scheduled to make $3.2 million in 2016 and have a $5.9 million salary cap figure.
Huddle Up: The trend is clear, and it's headed in the wrong direction for the soon-to-be 33-year-old Colston, whose receptions, yards and TD have decreased in each of the last four seasons.
Matt Forte - RB - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears impending free-agent RB Matt Forte could be an option for the Miami Dolphins, in the opinion of ESPN.com's James Walker. Forte was coached by Dolphins head coach Adam Gase when he was the offensive coordinator in Chicago, and Dolphins RB Lamar Miller is a free agent.
Huddle Up: The Gase angle certainly is a strong one, and that would seem to put the Dolphins among the early front-runners.
Teddy Bridgewater - QB - Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman thinks QB Teddy Bridgewater will be aided by the move to an indoor stadium in 2016. In five career games indoors, Bridgewater is 2-3 with a 70.6 percent completion rate, 8.1 yards per pass, 258 yards passing per game, four touchdowns and three interceptions. 'I think it's just in general, quarterbacks playing indoors (play better),' Spielman said. 'If you look at Teddy's stats and how he performed when we were indoors, in Detroit or even out in Arizona, some of those ideal conditions, we feel he can take another step forward. But he still has to play outdoors.'
Huddle Up: To be a fantasy factor, Bridgewater is simply going to increase his TD production as he had only 14 scoring tosses this past season and his 3.1 percent TD percentage ranked ahead of only the Rams' Nick Foles (2.1) among quarterbacks with 10 or more starts.
Brock Osweiler - QB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos impending free-agent QB Brock Osweiler is hoping that he can remain with Denver if QB Peyton Manning decides to retire in the offseason. 'Every single guy on this team embraced me, and that is something I think they all know how thankful I am for that, but this is the best team in the world and we have a very special group in our locker room,' Osweiler said. If LB Von Miller receives the franchise tag, signing Osweiler to a new deal may be necessary.
Huddle Up: The timing of the Manning decision will be a key here as the Broncos would like to get a deal done before Osweiler can hit the open market and have a team or two up the bidding.
LeSean McCoy - RB - Buffalo Bills
Updating an ongoing story, Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy could face charges next week, and he was definitely involved in the nightclub incident Sunday, Feb. 7, according to Philadelphia police captain Frank Banford. An arrest warrant could be issued before Wednesday, Feb. 17, according to a source. McCoy's attorney, Larry Krasner, said that McCoy will turn himself in if he's charged.
Huddle Up: Just the latest here on the ongoing bad-news situation with fantasy's seventh-best RB last season in terms of fantasy points per game.
Jeremy Langford - RB - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford figures to start in 2016 after the team informed RB Matt Forte on Friday, Feb. 12, they have no intentions to re-sign him.
Huddle Up: The 2015 fourth-round pick finished with 537 rushing yards and six TDs and added 279 yards and a score on 22 catches. He's not the biggest of backs at 6-0 and 210 pounds and he averaged only 3.6 yards per carry as a rookie so there are concerns about his durability over the season as a No. 1 back.
Matt Forte - RB - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears impending free-agent RB Matt Forte has been informed by the Bears that they will not attempt to re-sign him this offseason.
Huddle Up: While Forte missed time with a knee injury last year he's been mostly durable throughout his NFL career, so even at the advanced NFL RB age of 30 he has something left in the tank. Look for him to sign a short-term deal with a contender in need of reliable backfield help; the Patriots and Colts would have to be near the top of that list.
Carson Palmer - QB - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer's $7.15 million base salary and $6.35 million roster bonus are fully guaranteed Friday, Feb. 12.
Huddle Up: Given the Cardinals' struggles when Palmer was not in the lineup, he's worth every penny.
Anquan Boldin - WR - San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers WR Anquan Boldin's 2016-18 contract years voided Friday, Feb. 12, which means he'll be an unrestricted free agent March 9.
Huddle Up: No move from Chip Kelly, who has a penchant for big receivers. Maybe Riley Cooper is heading to San Francisco? Boldin still has game left, so even though he's advancing in age he should be able to find work in free agency.
Jerricho Cotchery - WR - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers WR Jerricho Cotchery and SS Roman Harper's contracts voided Thursday, Feb. 11, and it's unclear if either will continue playing. Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman added three voidable years on the contracts for Harper and Cotchery when he signed them two years ago to spread out their bonus money and lessen the salary cap hit. As a result, the Panthers will carry a combined $2.25 million in dead money for Harper and Cotchery on the 2016 books.
Huddle Up: Cotchery was a bit player in the Panthers' receiver rotation this year, and with Kelvin Benjamin back from injury his role would have declined even further, so it's no surprise he's not returning to Carolina. And it's unlikely he'll find a fantasy-relevant gig with another team.
Doug Martin - RB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin isn't close to agreeing on a contract extension, and Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times believes Martin will test the free-agent market.
Huddle Up: This, of course, isn't good news for the Bucs as 2015's second-leading rusher should be one of the few running back's to attract extra attention on the open market.
Melvin Gordon - RB - San Diego Chargers
San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon's pass-catching ability impressed offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt this past season.
Huddle Up: Amid a disappointing rookie season, Gordon did latch on to 33 of his 37 targets which resulted in 11 more receptions than he had in four years at Wisconsin.
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