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  • Michael Crabtree - WR - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 2/19/17 1:08pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree recorded 609 yards and five touchdowns on the road this past season. He recorded 394 yards and three touchdowns at home.

    Huddle Up: Crabtree was able to surpass the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in four years in 2016 and posted a career-high 89 receptions. He will continue to be part of one of the better offenses in the NFL and can be considered a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.

  • Spencer Ware - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 2/19/17 12:45pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware rushed for 478 yards and one touchdown at home this season and rushed for 443 yards and two touchdowns on the road.

    Huddle Up: Ware was the starting running back for most of the 2016 season and could start again in 2017 if Jamaal Charles is released. He should have a solid offense role next season and can be a No. 2 running back for fantasy owners.

  • DeSean Jackson - WR - Washington Redskins
    Posted 2/19/17 12:33pm ET

    Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR DeSean Jackson is expected to receive strong interest once free agency begins because he is still only of the fastest receivers in the NFL even though he is 30 years old.

    Huddle Up: Jackson has posted at least 1,000 yards in three of the last four seasons and has recorded four touchdowns in each of the last two seasons. Jackson should be a starting receiver for whoever he plays for in 2017 and can be a No. 3 receiver for fantasy owners.

  • Giovani Bernard - RB - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 2/19/17 8:16am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) is making solid progress in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and could avoid landing on the PUP list, according to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com. However, Hobson believes there is still a possibility that he could miss the first game or two of the 2017 regular season.

    Huddle Up: With RBs Cedric Peerman and Rex Burkhead set to become free agents, Jeremy Hill could open the 2017 campaign as the starting running back in Cincinnati, although the Bengals could target someone during the early rounds of the draft. In the event that Bernard is available for the season opener, Hill is still worthy of consideration as a flex option in many fantasy formats because the team is likely to use him as a goal-line specialist.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 2/19/17 7:20am ET

    The New York Giants have not expressed interest in acquiring Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, even though the 32-year-old veteran has hinted that he wouldn't mind playing for the team if he doesn't return to the Vikings.

    Huddle Up: Unless Peterson agrees to take a significant pay cut this offseason, his playing days in Minnesota could be over. He should receive the bulk of the carries wherever he lands and is still capable of being a solid fantasy contributor, although his age and recent injury history mean he should no longer be viewed as an RB1 in most fantasy formats.

  • Jacob Tamme - TE - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 2/19/17 7:01am ET

    The San Francisco 49ers could be interested in impending free-agent TE Jacob Tamme if he doesn't re-sign with the Atlanta Falcons, according to multiple sources.

    Huddle Up: The soon-to-be 32-year-old had 22 catches for 210 yards and three touchdowns in eight games before undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery in November. Former Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is now the head coach in San Francisco but the 49ers recently gave TE Vance McDonald a five-year contract extension, so it's unlikely he would play a major role in the offense if he lands there. At best, Tamme should be viewed as a TE2 in deeper seasonal leagues regardless of where he's playing in 2017.

  • Jordan Reed - TE - Washington Redskins
    Posted 2/18/17 7:16pm ET

    Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed said bringing back impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins should be a top priority this offseason.

    Huddle Up: Reed is one of the best fantasy tight ends in the game when he isn't dealing with injuries. If Cousins is back under center in Washington in 2017, Reed should remain a TE1 in all formats.

  • Jared Goff - QB - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 2/18/17 6:54pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff is a 'natural thrower,' according to offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur, and LaFleur said he plans to 'marry' the run and the pass in 2017.

    Huddle Up: Goff really struggled when taking over as starter last year, and while he should make strides as a sophomore, he might not even crack QB2 territory in 2017.

  • Teddy Bridgewater - QB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 2/18/17 6:44pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) is 'grinding' and doing all types of drills as part of his rehab from his knee injury, according to WR Charles Johnson.

    Huddle Up: Bridgewater is likely to miss the entire 2017 season as he continues his recovery. Sam Bradford should continue to start in his place, but he is a low-upside QB2.

  • Adam Thielen - WR - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 2/18/17 6:33pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent WR Adam Thielen said there is 'something special' about playing for one franchise, and he hopes to stay with Minnesota if he receives an offer in his 'ballpark.'

    Huddle Up: Thielen developed great chemistry with Sam Bradford and emerged as Minnesota's steadiest receiver. If he is a Viking in 2017, he should be a quality WR3.

  • Ameer Abdullah - RB - Detroit Lions
    Posted 2/18/17 5:46pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) remains on track to return for spring practice, and he posted a video of himself running on an incline treadmill.

    Huddle Up: Detroit may try to upgrade the running game in the offseason, but if Abdullah breaks camp as the top back, he has RB2 potential.

  • Terrelle Pryor - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 2/18/17 2:25pm ET

    The Cleveland Browns do not plan on placing the franchise tag on impending free-agent WR Terrelle Pryor, according to a source. The team would still like to sign Pryor to a long-term deal.

    Huddle Up: The Browns have a lot of salary cap space available, so they should be able to give Pryor a lucrative contract this offseason. Pryor has posted solid numbers over the last two season and can be considered a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues next season.

  • Vincent Jackson - WR - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 2/17/17 8:50pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent WR Vincent Jackson isn't likely to be back with the team in 2017 and could be finished in the NFL, according to beat writer Scott Reynolds.

    Huddle Up: After topping 1,000 yards six times in seven years, Jackson has been limited to just 15 games and 716 yards over the last two years combined. If he plays in 2017, he isn't likely to have any fantasy value.

  • Kirk Cousins - QB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 2/17/17 8:12pm ET

    Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins would prefer to receive the franchise tag again in 2017 because he doesn't want to remain with the team long term, according to former Redskins officials.

    Huddle Up: Cousins will likely be back in Washington in 2017 one way or the other, and he has shown over the last two years he is capable of providing big numbers. He will be a borderline QB1 next season.

  • Torrey Smith - WR - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 2/17/17 7:58pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers WR Torrey Smith said he is excited for head coach Kyle Shanahan's offense because he 'tailors it to people's strengths.'

    Huddle Up: Big plays were absent from San Francisco's offense last year, and Smith had arguably the worst season of his career. He looks like a WR5 heading into 2017.

  • Ladarius Green - TE - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 2/17/17 7:39pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussion) is expected to be ready for the start of spring practice, according to general manager Kevin Colbert.

    Huddle Up: Green's concussion history is concerning, but he showed flashes of his potential when healthy in 2016. Feel free to gamble on his TE1 upside, but make sure you have a solid alternative in place.

  • Brian Hoyer - QB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 2/17/17 7:22pm ET

    Chicago Bears impending free-agent QB Brian Hoyer could be pursued by the San Francisco 49ers, according to beat writer Matt Barrows.

    Huddle Up: Even if Hoyer were to end up with the starting gig in San Francisco, he would be a low-end QB2 at best.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 2/17/17 3:53pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said he expects Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger to play in 2017.

    Huddle Up: Roethlisberger hinted about retirement after the season, but most people believe that he will play at least one more season. He recorded 3,819 yards and 29 touchdowns in 2016 and will have most of his weapons back next season. He can be considered a No. 1 quarterback in most fantasy leagues.

  • LeSean McCoy - RB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 2/17/17 6:32am ET

    Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy could be a surprise cut this offseason, in the opinion of NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal. McCoy isn't a perfect fit in offensive coordinator Rick Dennison's one-cut running system. If McCoy is designated as a post-June 1 cut, the team recoups $6.25 million in cap room.

    Huddle Up: McCoy quietly had a big year. His 5.4 yards per rush was the best of his career. He had 1,267 rushing yards, 14 total TDs, 50 grabs and 356 receiving yards. He's 29 this year, and injuries are always a concern. However, he re-established his RB1 value.

  • Eddie Lacy - RB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 2/16/17 9:04pm ET

    Green Bay Packers impending free-agent RB Eddie Lacy has been fined over the last couple of seasons for not making weight by head coach Mike McCarthy.

    Huddle Up: Weight issues and injuries have plagued Lacy in recent years, and despite some upside, he has become tough for fantasy owners to trust. Don't count on him being more than a flex option in 2017.

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