Joseph Randle - RB - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle is the leading candidate for the starting running back job at this point. The team like Randle's vision and explosiveness and expect big things from him this season.
Huddle Up: This was never really in much doubt. After some early talk of a committee, Ryan Williams was released and Darren McFadden became Darren McFadden, already injuring both hamstrings. Randle's ADP is creeping into Round 3 and that will only continue to rise as we get closer to the season.
Latavius Murray - RB - Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray said he understands how important it is for him to perform well in 2015. 'I know the success I've had doesnÂ’t matter,' Murray said Friday, July 31. 'What matters now is what I [do going] forward and what I do this upcoming season, this upcoming training camp. Again, do anything I can just to get better and help the team.'
Huddle Up: Murray flashed potential late last season when he got an opportunity and fantasy owners are hoping he'll become the Raiders' primary ball carrier this year. Roy Helu is in the mix for touches too but Murray should dominate the early down work. He currently has a fourth round ADP.
Percy Harvin - WR - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills WR Percy Harvin has asked head coach Rex Ryan to play cornerback, and Ryan said he is open to the idea and will let Harvin line up at cornerback from 'time to time' as an experiment.
Huddle Up: Harvin can't stay healthy when he just plays offense, so it doesn't make a lot of sense to turn him into a two-way player. Rex Ryan should probably focus more attention worrying about an offense that could have Tyrod Taylor leading it when the season kicks off.
Josh McCown - QB - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown hit receivers in stride and dropped in two deep crossing routes over the coverage during training camp Friday, July 31, and WR Dwayne Bowe said McCown is showing 'all the potential of being a top five quarterback in the NFL.'
Huddle Up: No one is buying that McCown will be a Top 5 QB but this comes one day after Johnny Manziel reportedly struggled. There's a long ways to go but McCown looks like the favorite to be the Browns' starter, especially if you listen to Bowe.
Paul Richardson - WR - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson (undisclosed) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 31.
Huddle Up: Richardson suffered his ACL injury in January, so it's not surprising that he's not ready for training camp. The speedster is a likely candidate to begin the year on the reserve/PUP list, which means he would miss the first six games of the season.
Trent Richardson - RB - Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders RB Trent Richardson (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Friday, July 31.
Huddle Up: A reason wasn't given but there's a possibility Richardson failed his conditioning test. It would be a bad sign for his chances of making the Raiders' roster. Reports earlier this week said Richardson didn't look good early in camp. It seems unthinkable but a former first-round pick who was then traded for a first-round pick may be done at the age of 25.
Carson Palmer - QB - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (knee) has been cleared to participate in practice and will not be limited during training camp or preseason games.
Huddle Up: Great news for the Cards and also for those fantasy owners who wait on QBs in their drafts and are looking for late-round sleepers. Palmer, who averaged a decent 21.3 fantasy points per game last season, has a current ADP of 184 -- 26th among QBs.
Devonta Freeman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman opened training camp Friday, July 31, with the first-team offense. Rookie RB Tevin Coleman, meanwhile, said he plans to win the job.
Huddle Up: Hey, no surprise. Freeman has a season's jump on the third-round pick Coleman, but camp still just started and there's a whole preseason to go before the starters are determined. Let's see what develops
Mario Williams - DE - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills DE Mario Williams (undisclosed) was activated from the non-football injury list Friday, July 31.
Huddle Up: It looks to be a green light for the DE, who's tallied the fourth-most sacks (38) in the league over the last three seasons.
Matt Cassel - QB - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills QB Matt Cassel opened training camp Friday, July 31, as the first-team quarterback.
Huddle Up: The well-traveled veteran remains the front-runner to start in Buffalo, but 2013 first-rounder EJ Manuel and Tyrod Taylor, who's made an impression this offseason, will get ample August opportunities to show their wares as well. In the end, it may not matter too much for standard--league fantasy purposes, but it should be an intriguing battle to watch, nonetheless.
Joique Bell - RB - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (Achilles', knee) is making progress in his recovery from injuries, but there is still no timetable for his return, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.
Huddle Up: Bell is a RB2 on many draft boards, but each day he misses this preseason is another opportunity for rookie Ameer Abdullah to stake his claim in the Motown backfield.
Demaryius Thomas - WR - Denver Broncos
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas ran routes with teammate WR Emmanuel Sanders on Friday, July 31, in practice. Thomas has been eased back into the mix after a contract dispute.
Huddle Up: D.T. has some catching up to do in the team's new offense after boycotting OTAs and minicamp. It wouldn't be shocking, though, to see his workload trimmed a little after attracting a league-leading 184 targets a year ago as the team incorporates more running into 2015 attack, but he still figures to wind up in solid WR1 territory when all is said and done, barring injury of course.
Marques Colston - WR - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (undisclosed) was activated from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 31, after three days.
Huddle Up: Sounds like the veteran wideout is good to go, but don't get too carried away on draft day as he projects as a low-end WR3/high WR4.
Junior Galette - LB - Free Agent
Free-agent LB Junior Galette (Saints) is sisning a one-year contract with the Washington Redskins on Friday, July 31.
Huddle Up: As might be expected, it's looks to be a low-risk, high-incentive deal for the pass rusher, who's had a rough offseason with a pectoral injury and reported off-the-field issues, but if all goes well he could be a find after recording 22 sacks the last two seasons.
Jameis Winston - QB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston was officially named the starting quarterback Friday, July 31, by Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith.
Huddle Up: Like Thursday's Mariota announcement in Tennessee, certainly no stunner here with the No. 1 overall pick, and we can now all start officially looking forward to the Week 1 clash in Tampa between the draft's top two selections. Both currently are going in the QB2 range, with Winston currently owning a 118 re-draft ADP (14th among QBs) while Mariota's is at 130 (17th).
Jay Ajayi - RB - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi left practice Friday, July 31, with an apparent right shoulder injury.
Huddle Up: No immediate word on the severity of the injury, but it's not the way the fifth-round pick -- who already slipped in the draft because of health concerns -- wanted to hit the ground running in South Beach. Many have penciled him in as the No. 2 RB and possible goal-line back behind starter Lamar Miller, but let's see about this shoulder issue first and then go from there.
Russell Wilson - QB - Seattle Seahawks
Updating an ongoing story, Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $87.6 million. He'll receive $21 million in signing bonus money and $60 million guaranteed in total.
Huddle Up: You knew it was just a matter of time before the Seahawks inked Wilson. Now the team can get back to the matter of returning to the Super Bowl--with Wilson comfortably at the helm.
Ryan Tannehill - QB - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill has looked sharp so far in training camp, according to Chris Perkins, of the Sun-Sentinel. Tannehill's accuracy has improved, which is an indication of enhanced footwork.
Huddle Up: Expectations continue to grow for Tannehill, as the Dolphins have surrounded him with dynamic receivers and are putting together a solid offensive line in front of him to give him time to throw. Positive reports on Tannehill only help his fantasy stock, as well as those of Jarvis Landry, Jordan Cameron, and the rest of the Phins' fantasy prospects.
Dez Bryant - WR - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant said his new contract won't change the way he approaches the game. 'It's no pressure, man,' Bryant said Thursday, July 30. 'It's no pressure. That deal don't make me. It don't make me. I play this game because I love this game.'
Huddle Up: The new contract carrot would have been nice to wave in front of Dez this year, but fantasy owners will trade that for the security of knowing he won't be holding out.
Martellus Bennett - TE - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett said he isn't worried about his production declining because of the time he missed while protesting his contract. 'Some terminology and still learning some things like that, but overall… I don't think anyone has the offense down,' Bennett said Thursday, July 30. 'I may be a leg behind, but I'm a pretty quick learner.'
Huddle Up: Should we be more concerned that none of the Bears have the new offense down yet? Nah. With first-round pick Kevin White still shelved Bennett will have plenty of opportunities to ensconce himself as Jay Cutler's number two target behind Alshon Jeffrey.
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