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  • 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.

  • Andre Johnson - WR - Houston Texans
    Posted 3/25/15 12:07am ET

    Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson has a backer in head coach Chuck Pagano, and Pagano is not concerned with Johnson's age. 'Watched him on tape, everybody watched him on tape when we knew there was maybe a chance he'd come available. Saw a dominant guy, we know what he went through last season, the circumstances he went through, but he's a force to be reckoned with. You need to do everything you can to make sure he doesn't wreck the game,' Pagano said.

    Huddle Up: Johnson, who will turn 34 in July, had a full-season career-low 936 receiving yards last season as DeAndre Hopkins took over the No. 1 WR role in Houston, but expect a statistical resurgence from Johnson catching passes from Andrew Luck -- that's if the WR also catches some good fortune in the health department.

  • Andy Dalton - QB - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 3/25/15 12:07am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton will not have competition at the quarterback position heading into the 2015 season, according to head coach Marvin Lewis. 'We feel Andy Dalton's our quarterback, yes we do,' Lewis said. 'It's a different era than when Steve and Joe were there (in San Francisco).' Lewis said that the team is committed to Dalton long term after just signing him to an extension.

    Huddle Up: It's nothing that hasn't been said over the last two offseasons, but 2015 might finally be the sink-or-swim season for both Dalton and Lewis in Cincy, which has now gone a quarter-century without a playoff win.

  • Robert Griffin III - QB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 3/24/15 11:51pm ET

    Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan said that the team will go with the best player available in the 2015 NFL Draft with the No. 5 overall pick, which means that they could take a quarterback in that spot. McCloughan could be compelled to take Oregon QB Marcus Mariota if he's available at No. 5, even after the team said QB Robert Griffin III was the team's starter a month ago. McCloughan doesn't think anyone will be handed a job, and they'll have to compete to win a spot.

    Huddle Up: Mariota -- and Jameis Winston -- figure to be long gone by the time the fifth pick rolls around so RGIII figures to have one less competitor this offseason.

  • Michael Crabtree - WR - Free Agent
    Posted 3/24/15 11:51pm ET

    Free-agent WR Michael Crabtree (49ers) is having a hard time being signed this offseason, reportedly due to concerns regarding lower-leg injuries and a negative perception about his attitude.

    Huddle Up: Crabtree, the 10th overall pick in 2009, is still only 27 and only a few years removed from a 85-1,105-9 season in San Fran so expect some team to take a flyer and sign him to a short-term, incentive-laden deal.

  • Brandon Marshall - WR - Chicago Bears
    Posted 3/24/15 4:20pm ET

    New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall could be in line for a breakout season in 2015, according to head coach Todd Bowles. Bowles said he thinks Marshall remains a 'top-flight receiver.' 'He understands the game. He's a student of the game. He understands when he has small guys on him. He can get vertical when he needs to get vertical. He's a sharp route runner. He has great hands. He knows how to block. He brings a work ethic and he brings a fire to us that we need on the other side of the ball,' Bowles said.

    Huddle Up: Partly due to injury and missing three full games, Marshall hit eight-year lows in targets (106), receptions (61) and receiving yards (721) this past season. He's certainly capable of a decent stat uptick, but given the Jets' QB situation and the toll he's paid as a physical WR, his 100-plus catch, 1,300-yard days likely will remain on hold.

  • Marcus Mariota - QB - NFL Draft Prospect
    Posted 3/24/15 4:20pm ET

    Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is a realistic option for the Tennessee Titans with the second overall selection in this year's NFL Draft, and head coach Ken Whisenhunt is impressed enough with Mariota that he would feel confident with him as the team's starting quarterback over QB Zach Mettenberger right off the bat in 2015. 'If we pick him at No. 2, you definitely think he can be the Day 1 starter,' Whisenhunt said. 'He was impressive. ... Just the short time we spent with him on the board, he was very good.' Whisenhunt dismissed the notion that he needs a pocket-based quarterback in his offense to succeed.

    Huddle Up: While Mariota doesn't fit the mold of a typical Whisenhunt QB, the two sides would almost certainly be able to come to beneficial offensive working arrangement if it came down it. That aside, though, what's most likely happening here is a typical, time-tested smokescreen by the Titans to generate trade interest in the pick with the draft a little more than a month away. Stay tuned to see if anyone bites ...

  • Geno Smith - QB - New York Jets
    Posted 3/24/15 4:02pm ET

    New York Jets QB Geno Smith will be the starting quarterback ahead of QB Ryan Fitzpatrick entering training camp this summer, according to new head coach Todd Bowles. 'You can't have equal first-team reps with a quarterback,' Bowles said. 'Geno will start out taking them, but that doesn't mean that Ryan can't take his spot if Ryan's playing better and performing better.' Bowles continues to say that it's too early to judge Smith off his tape alone.

    Huddle Up: Sound familiar? New offseason, same challenge ahead for Smith, who's now trying to hold off Fitzpatrick instead of Michael Vick. This time around the Jets have better WR weapons with Brandon Marshall added to the mix -- but that only puts more of an onus on the QB to get the ball where it needs to go.

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