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  • Jadeveon Clowney - LB - Houston Texans
    Posted 3/26/15 5:11pm ET

    Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney continues to recover from microfracture surgery on his knee. Head coach Bill O'Brien said this week that there is no timetable for Clowney's return, but the team hopes to get him on the field 'sometime during (training camp).'

    Huddle Up: The road back remains long for the 2014 No. 1 overall pick who's a true IDP wild card heading into this season after recording only seven tackles in four games during his injury-curtailed rookie campaign.

  • C.J. Spiller - RB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 3/26/15 5:07pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB C.J. Spiller received some praise from head coach Sean Payton after the team was surprised to be able to land him in free agency. 'His cutup is unbelievable,' Payton said of Spiller. 'And I'm not talking about last season because I think it became challenging, but you go back a couple of years and start looking at his screen reel, a sweep reel, a return reel.'

    Huddle Up: Spiller will be a nice fit in the Big Easy as a complement to lead back Mark Ingram, and should easily see his biggest improvement as a pass catcher after averaging a modest 31.6 receptions per season during his five years in Buffalo.

  • Reggie Bush - RB - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 3/26/15 5:07pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Reggie Bush still has the ability to be an every-down back, according to head coach Jim Tomsula. Tomsula said Bush is not a gadget player but does have the skill set to help on third downs.

    Huddle Up: Bush isn't going to be the Niners' main rushing back with second-year RB Carlos Hyde topping the depth chart, and look for him to still see roughly a third of his touches via receptions.

  • Darrius Heyward-Bey - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 3/26/15 5:07pm ET

    Free-agent WR Darrius Heyward-Bey has re-signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Heyward-Bey signed a one-year deal with the team, but financial terms were not immediately disclosed.

    Huddle Up: A somewhat surprising move on the surface after DHB had all of three catches for 33 years a year ago, but he was a solid contributor on special teams and will be there fighting for a back-end roster spot once again this summer.

  • Paul Richardson - WR - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 3/26/15 4:55pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson (knee) might not be ready for the start of the season, head coach Pete Carroll indicated. Carroll did say Richardson's rehab was going well, but the nature of his rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament means the receiver might not be ready.

    Huddle Up: Richardson, the team's second-round pick in 2014, came on at the end of last season, catching 15 of his 29 passes for 169 yards and a TD during the final four games of the regular season. Richardson, though, was hurt in the playoffs and that late injury is what has his start of the 2015 season in doubt. Regardless, he's start a key part of the team's WR plans along with Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse and don't forget about Super Bowl breakout-star Chris Matthews.

  • Jay Cutler - QB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 3/26/15 4:55pm ET

    Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler seemed to lack confidence last season, according to head coach John Fox. 'I think maybe he got to the point where he lacked confidence a year ago. To build that back up, it's going to take time, daily. It takes trust, like any relationship.'

    Huddle Up: We'll see what Fox and new OC Adam Gase can do with Cutler, who threw a league high-matching 18 interceptions and lost six fumbles but did notch Chicago career-highs with 3,812 passing yards and 28 TDs.

  • Peyton Manning - QB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 3/26/15 4:55pm ET

    Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning may not play as much as usual next season in order to give him more rest. Head coach Gary Kubiak has indicated that he will tailor the offense to benefit Manning, including running the ball more.

    Huddle Up: Manning's passing attempts dipped from 659 in 2013 to 597 last year and an even bigger drop of 100 or so attempts might be in the offing with Manning turning 39 this offseason and the run-oriented Kubiak taking charge in Denver. Move him down a notch or two on your QB1 board accordingly.

  • Mike Glennon - QB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 3/25/15 4:26pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon has been a topic of conversation from other teams checking on his availability this offseason, according to head coach Lovie Smith.

    Huddle Up: The Bucs have their choice of quarterback with the first overall selection, so it would make sense to move Glennon. With the 2015 QB class not particularly deep, there will be teams in need of an upgrade at the position and for the price of a mid-round pick Glennon at least represents the possibility of an upgrade.

  • Cordarrelle Patterson - WR - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 3/25/15 4:26pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson will not be traded this offseason, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. 'No, no chance whatsoever,' Zimmer said. 'Cordarrelle is a young, emerging player who was with his third coordinator in three years. Quite frankly, we need to do a good job of figuring out how we can use him better and he needs to understand where he's supposed to be, the routes and everything.'

    Huddle Up: Patterson was disappointing as a sophomore, and with the addition of Mike Wallace and emergence of Charles Johnson it might be tough to find him snaps in the regular offense. However, he remains a weapon in the return game and does possess physical gifts that, if the Vikings find a way to get the ball into his hands on a consistent basis, could propel him back to "future star" status.

  • Jordy Nelson - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 3/25/15 4:26pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (hip) underwent hip surgery this offseason and is expected to be sidelined for six to eight weeks.

    Huddle Up: Doesn't sound like this will be an issue for Nelson with regards to missing any training camp, but he'll be at best a limited participant in OTAs. Plus, it's never a good thing when a speed receiver has work done on his wheels.

  • Kellen Davis - TE - Detroit Lions
    Posted 3/25/15 4:26pm ET

    Free-agent TE Kellen Davis (Lions) signed a one-year deal with the New York Jets Wednesday, March 25. Financial terms were not disclosed.

    Huddle Up: This signing barely registers on the fantasy scale, as the Jets have plenty of other receiving options lined up ahead of Davis.

  • Victor Cruz - WR - New York Giants
    Posted 3/25/15 4:26pm ET

    New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) could miss the start of the 2015 season with a torn patellar tendon in his knee, according to head coach Tom Coughlin. Cruz's goal is to be ready for Week 1.

    Huddle Up: No bueno for Cruz; if there's concern about his availability for Week 1 that means he could miss training camp reps and could need game time to work himself back into playing shape. Keep him on the back burner of your fantasy plans until we get a better look at how his rehab is progressing this August.

  • Chris Thompson - RB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 3/25/15 4:26pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson is the front runner for the third-down back role, according to head coach Jay Gruden. The team could also draft a back for the role.

    Huddle Up: If Thomas is filling the role played by Roy Helu last season, there's definitely fantasy value here as Helu ranked 12th among running backs in catches and fourth in receiving yardage. Those in PPR leagues should make sure Thompson is on their RB radar.

  • Josh Hill - TE - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 3/25/15 4:26pm ET

    New Orleans Saints TE Josh Hill is expected to have a bigger role in the offense in 2015. Head coach Sean Payton has mentioned him quite a bit since they traded TE Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks.

    Huddle Up: There's a gaping hole in the New Orleans offense with Graham gone, and right now Hill seems to be the leading candidate to fill it. He won't vault to Graham's position in the fantasy rankings, but he's working his way into consideration at the low end of potential fantasy starters.

  • Darren Sproles - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 3/25/15 10:58am ET

    The Philadelphia Eagles traded RB LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills because head coach Chip Kelly desires a one-cut running back, according to Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie. Lurie praised McCoy as a player, but the move was not financially driven. Kelly felt he could garner more production from a different running back or two. Lurie used the term 'power spread' on multiple occasions to describe Kelly's offense. RBs DeMarco Murray, Darren Sproles and Ryan Mathews figure to share the work.

    Huddle Up: In Philly, Kelly's system is king. And if a player isn't a fit, especially if they command a large share of the salary cap, you can expect Kelly to find a replacement.

  • Garrett Hartley - PK - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 3/25/15 10:58am ET

    The Cleveland Browns may draft a kicker at the next NFL Draft in April. The kicking team currently includes K's Garrett Hartley, Travis Coons, and Carey Spear.

    Huddle Up: Hartley would be the name you might recognize of that group, though the Browns offense has some proving to do before fantasy owners trust whomever their kicker might be to be a regular contributor.

  • Trent Richardson - RB - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 3/25/15 10:58am ET

    Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said Tuesday, March 24, that he expects RB Latavius Murray and RB Trent Richardson to compete for the starting tailback job. 'I think it will be a competitive situation,' Del Rio said.

    Huddle Up: Good news for Murray and his fantasy owners, as what we've seen from Richardson lately suggests he won't be much competition at all.

  • Cody Latimer - WR - Denver Broncos
    Posted 3/25/15 12:22am ET

    The Denver Broncos plan to use WR Cody Latimer as the third receiver behind WRs Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders in 2015. 'I think it's time for him to make a big jump,' head coach Gary Kubiak said. 'Not just a little jump. Obviously his play time is fixing to pick up, and it needs to pick up, so we need him to make a big jump in year two.'

    Huddle Up: With four targets, two catches and 23 yards last season, the 2014 second-round pick was the rare rookie who missed out on the wave of first-year wideouts which took the league by storm. Now, though, Wes Welker and TE Julius Thomas no longer part of the pass-catching picture in the Mile High City, Latimer certainly figures to have a much larger role, but just don't expect too big of a fantasy impact with a) the Broncos expected to run more with a new coach in Kubiak and a now-39-year-old Peyton Manning and b) the WR still playing behind stud starters in Thomas and Sanders.

  • Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 3/25/15 12:22am ET

    Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has had more freedom to change plays pre-snap in recent seasons, and head coach Mike McCarthy giving up play-calling duties puts even more responsibility in the hands of Rodgers in running the offense. McCarthy and assistant coach Tom Clements will have more preparation to do during the week to make sure Rodgers has plenty of pre-snap options at his disposal. However, it's hard to know how the offensive setup will work with Clements as the primary playcaller.

    Huddle Up: Rodgers finished with the 14th-most passing attempts (520) in the league but still wound up with the third-most TD passes (39) and the second-most fantasy points (410) among QBs. The Pack knows where it's bread is buttered so more of the same can be expected from a healthy Rodgers next season, no matter who's calling the plays.

  • Ray Rice - RB - Free Agent
    Posted 3/25/15 12:07am ET

    Free-agent RB Ray Rice (Ravens) hasn't had a workout with a team since he was released by the Baltimore Ravens after his domestic violence case.

    Huddle Up: The wait goes on for the 28-year-old RB who -- like it or not -- has become the poster player for the league's new stance on domestic violence. Sure, Ray McDonald and Greg Hardy have been signed over the last week but, then again, neither was featured in a graphic and ugly TMZ video, either.

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