James Jones - WR - New York Giants
New York Giants WR James Jones was released Saturday, Sept. 5, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Jones was signed during camp but never really made an impact. Jones spent his first seven seasons in Green Bay and could draw interest from the Packers.
Colt McCoy - QB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (concussion) will remain with the team and be the No. 2 quarterback, according to sources. The team is still waiting for Griffin to pass of his concussion tests. QB Colt McCoy will serve as the backup for Week 1 because of Griffin's injury.
Huddle Up: Griffin won't play unless Kirk Cousins gets hurt. He has little fantasy value heading into the season, even if Cousins goes down.
Robert Turbin - RB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks RB Robert Turbin (ankle) will be waived with an injury designation, a source said Friday, Sept. 4.
Huddle Up: Turbin has an ankle injury that will likely cost him five weeks. He could be claimed off waivers. If he's not claimed, Turbin will be placed on Seattle's injured reserve list. Fred Jackson will be Marshawn Lynch's backup this year.
Karlos Williams - RB - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills RB Karlos Williams (undisclosed) said he believes he will be able to play in Week 1 after missing time in the preseason because of an undisclosed procedure. Williams believes he will play on special teams and hopes to be part of the running back rotation.
Huddle Up: With LeSean McCoy uncertain for Week 1, Williams would be part of a running back rotation with Boobie Dixon and Bryce Brown if healthy. Williams has a good matchup against the Colts but a rookie coming off an injury and splitting time makes for a dicey fantasy play.
Sio Moore - LB - Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders LB Sio Moore was acquired by the Indianapolis Colts Friday, Sept. 4, in exchange for a late-round pick in 2016.
Huddle Up: Moore has recorded 140 tackles and 7.5 sacks in his first two seasons but didn't fit into new coach Jack Del Rio's plans. Moore can play inside and outside linebacker. He should help upgrade the Colts' defense.
Robert Turbin - RB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks RB Robert Turbin (ankle) is dealing with an ankle injury and there is no timetable for his return, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Huddle Up: The Seahawks signed Fred Jackson so they don't need to rush Turbin back. Turbin will settle in as the No. 3 back behind Marshawn Lynch and Jackson once he returns from his ankle injury.
Matt Cassel - QB - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills QB Matt Cassel said the team has indicated that they will hold three quarterbacks on the roster heading into the regular season. Head coach Rex Ryan was vague on whether he will keep three quarterbacks. Cassel played in only four series in the preseason.
Huddle Up: Tyrod Taylor will begin the season as the Bills' starter. If Buffalo does keep three quarterbacks, it's anyone's guess who will come in should Taylor struggle or get injured. The smart money is on E.J. Manuel.
LeSean McCoy - RB - Buffalo Bills
Huddle Up: Rookie Karlos Williams said he'll be ready for the opener, so expect him and Bryce Brown to be part of a rotation if McCoy can't go. The Bills' running back rotation will be a mystery right up until kickoff.
Allen Robinson - TE - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars WRs Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee will be looking to give the team their first 1,000-yard receiver since 2005. TE Julius Thomas is expected to be a focal point in the passing game, but there have only been 35 1,000-yard seasons for tight ends in NFL history.
Huddle Up: Of the three second-year wideouts, Hurns came the closest last season with a team-most 677 yards on 51 catches and he might be the best bet again this year with Thomas expected to sidelined early with hand surgery and Robinson and Lee only averaging 11.4 yards per catch a year ago.
LeSean McCoy - RB - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) said he did not do much running or cutting during practice Friday, Sept. 4. McCoy does not know if he will be able to play in Week 1.
Huddle Up: We're basically down to a week to go now, and it's not looking especially promising for McCoy, who was injured in practice Aug. 18. If McCoy can't go, Anthony Dixon or Bryce Brown likely will get the start.
Duke Johnson - RB - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson will play Week 1 if he is able to pass all of his concussion tests and is cleared to play, according to head coach Mike Pettine.
Huddle Up: The rookie's preseason consisted of one rush for four yards and a 1-yard reception, and even if he does get cleared for the opener, he'll likely only see spot duty behind Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West.
Zach Zenner - RB - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions RB Zach Zenner finished the preseason with 35 carries for 183 yards and two touchdowns, and he appears to be a roster lock.
Huddle Up: Those 183 yards, for what it's worth, were tops in the league this preseason, but the undrafted rookie's only real fantasy value lies in dynasty and deep leagues with Joique Bell, second-round pick Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick still ahead of him on the depth chart.
Matt Barkley - QB - Arizona Cardinals
Philadelphia Eagles QB Matt Barkley has been acquired by the Arizona Cardinals Friday, Sept. 4, for a conditional late-round draft pick.
Huddle Up: No likely fantasy implications for either team save for the unlikely event that either Carson Palmer or Sam Bradford goes down. Wait ...
Bruce Ellington - WR - San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers WR Bruce Ellington had three catchers for 86 yards to lead all receivers in the team's final preseason game against the San Diego Chargers Thursday, Sept. 3, including a 70-yard touchdown. He also had a 60-yard punt return that was called back due to a penalty. Head coach Jim Tomsula had a one-on-one conversation with Ellington this offseason about taking better care of his body. Ellington had hamstring issues this offseason and missed much of training camp.
Huddle Up: After a disappointing rookie season in which the fourth-round pick caught only six passes for 62 yards, he led the Niners this preseason with 10 targets, six receptions and 115 yards. That should earn him the team's No. 3 WR role, but that won't matter too much fantasy-wise outside of deeper leagues.
Montee Ball - RB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball is not a trade target for the Dallas Cowboys, but the Cowboys could have interest in him if he is released by the Broncos, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Cowboys have been linked to just about every free-agent or soon-to-be free-agent RB, but so far Jerry Jones has held his water and appears to be sticking with the Joseph Randle-Darren McFadden-Lance Dunbar triumvirate. That could change in a hurry, though, if Dallas stumbles out of the gates and the ground game struggles to find early traction.
Michael Floyd - WR - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (fingers) has a chance to play Week 1, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: Floyd is coming along steadily from the broken fingers he suffered early in camp, but his return will only serve to complicate the Arizona WR situation with Larry Fitzgerald and John Brown also vying for No. 1 WR targets.
Leodis McKelvin - CB - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills CB Leodis McKelvin (ankle) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Friday, Sept. 4, and he will miss the first six games of the season.
Huddle Up: IDP alert and a blow to the back end of the Bills' defense with McKelvin hurt again after missing six games last season.
Darnell Dockett - DE - San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers released DT Darnell Dockett on Friday, Sept. 4.
Huddle Up: A bit of a shocker from the outside as the ex-Arizona Cardinal was one of the Niners' big free-agent signings in the face of the myriad personnel losses they suffered during the offseason. Dockett, 34, sat out the 2014 season in Arizona after suffering a preseason ACL tear and sustained a rib injury in the team's third preseason game Aug. 29. Dockett's release, though, will clear room for first-round pick Arik Armstead to see more playing time.
Jay Ajayi - RB - Miami Dolphins
Updating a previous report, Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (rib) suffered a cracked rib in the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 3. The team isn't overly concerned. Ajayi ran nine times for 66 yards and caught two passes for 37 yards in the game before the injury.
Huddle Up: Ajayi's draft stock took a hit due to knee issues, and now he'll be slowed by a cracked rib. Doesn't sound as if he'll be threatening Lamar Miller's workload any time soon.
Kenny Bell - WR - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Kenny Bell (hamstring) is a candidate to be placed on Injured Reserve due to a hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: The Bucs were hoping Bell could crack their receiver rotation right away, but with the injury any fantasy impact he might have will be delayed.
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