Victor Cruz - WR - New York Giants
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf) won't play in the preseason finale against the New England Patriots, and head coach Tom Coughlin said Cruz still hasn't been given the 'green light' to begin practicing.
Huddle Up: It looks like the Cruz Watch will continue into Week 1 of the regular season. He certainly has late-round upside with current ADP of 98 -- 36th among receivers -- but his fantasy owners are going to have to be patient as a slow start very well could follow, even after he does return to the field.
Javorious Allen - RB - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens RB Javorius Allen fumbled the ball before crossing the goal line in his first game replacing RB Lorenzo Taliaferro (knee) as the backup running back against the Washington Redskins in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 29. 'You have to hold on to the football,' head coach Jim Harbaugh said. 'It's just not possible to put runners out there that fumble the football. He's going to have other opportunities and chances going forward, and I really believe he's going to be a very good player. But, he's going to have to learn from that.'
Huddle Up: The Ravens are counting on the rookie Allen with Taliaferro likely to miss the first few regular-season games with an MCL sprain, but he's far from irreplaceable, and it'll be next man up if he struggles holding onto the ball. In short, the Justin Forsett handcuff situation is in flux right now.
Randall Cobb - WR - Green Bay Packers
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (shoulder) has been diagnosed with an AC joint sprain, after undergoing further tests Sunday, Aug. 30, according to a source. He suffered the injury after being driven into the turf on a tackle in a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday, Aug. 29.
Huddle Up: The Packers remain insistent that Cobb's injury is nothing more than a shoulder sprain, and now the focus becomes whether the wideout can heal enough to be ready for the regular-season opener in two weeks. And it promises to be a long two weeks for Cobb's fantasy owners.
Tre Mason - RB - St. Louis Rams
St. Louis Rams RB Tre Mason (hamstring) suffered a mild hamstring strain during the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29. He is not expected to play in the final preseason game.
Huddle Up: Mason has had a slow preseason with only 24 yards on nine carries, but he's being counted on as the team's lead back with rookie Todd Gurley not expected to be sufficiently healed from his knee injury last season at Georgia. We'll monitor the reports coming out of the Gateway City over the next two weeks.
Terrelle Pryor - WR - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns WR Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) has a chance to play in the final preseason game, according to head coach Mike Pettine.
Huddle Up: It might be too little, too late -- even on the WR-needy Browns -- for the converted QB who's missed all three of the team's preseason contests following an impressive showing early in camp.
Duke Johnson - RB - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson suffered a concussion during the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29. He is not expected to play in the final preseason game.
Huddle Up: It was a inauspicious debut for the third-round pick who rushed once for four yards and caught one of his two targets for a yard after sitting out the first two exhibition contests with a hamstring injury. He's still an intriguing fantasy pick with upside but be very wary of reaching too high for the rookie who isn't exactly off to a strong start.
Leonard Williams - DE - New York Jets
Updating a previous report, New York Jets DE Leonard Williams has a muscle strain behind his knee but none of the ligaments are damaged. The injury is not believed to be a long-term issue.
Huddle Up: Good news for the sixth-overall pick who has notched six total tackles and 1.5 sacks this preseason, and now we'll have to monitor his progress with the games that count only 2 weeks away.
Tevin Coleman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman rushed for two yards on four carries during the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29. Coleman missed the first two preseason games because of a hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: Yikes -- not exactly an impressive debut but then again the Falcons' run game as a whole has been abysmal this preseason, averaging only 50 yards a game and 1.9 yards per attempt -- both easily league lows. Coleman currently owns an ADP of 88 -- 29th among RBs -- and even if you get him there, it's a pick based largely on upside and opportunity.
Sam Bradford - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford completed all 10 of his passes for 121 yards and three touchdowns during the preseason game against the Green Bay Packers Saturday, Aug. 29. 'I thought he was really poised out there, had a really good command of what we were doing, really located the football. I thought he played really well,' head coach Chip Kelly noted.
Huddle Up: With a league-high 115 points so far -- no other team has more than 88 -- the Philly offense has been the talk of the preseason, and Bradford could prove to be one of the all-time fantasy draft steals at his current ADP of 128 (16th among QBs). And, of course, we must qualify that with the obligatory "if he can stay healthy."
Philip Rivers - QB - San Diego Chargers
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers' (finger) X-rays on his finger were negative following a preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29, and he said he would have continued to play if it had been the regular season.
Huddle Up: Rivers has had a so-so preseason so far, going 15-of-21 for 160 yards, no TDs and no interceptions in a pair of games and should be drafted as a low-end QB1/high-end QB2.
Andy Dalton - QB - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (neck) was removed as a precaution in a preseason game against the Chicago Bears on Saturday, Aug. 29, head coach Marvin Lewis said.
Huddle Up: Dalton left after one series with a sore neck and was actually hurt while diving in for a 1-yard scoring run. He remains a low-end QB2 with upside.
Randall Cobb - WR - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (shoulder) exited a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles Saturday, Aug. 29, and was taken to the locker room with a shoulder injury.
Huddle Up: The extent of the injury isn't known yet but it was reported that it's not a broken collarbone. This is obviously devastating news for a team that lost Jordy Nelson for the season just last week. Stay tuned for further updates on Cobb's status in the next 24 hours. If he's out for an extended period of time, Davante Adams will become the Packers' No. 1 receiver.
Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones agreed to terms with the team Saturday, Aug. 29, on a five-year contract extension worth $71.25 million, according to a source. The deal includes $47 million in guaranteed money.
Huddle Up: Jones' new contract now makes him the highest paid receiver in the NFL, putting him slightly ahead of Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas. Jones can now focus all of his attention on football. He's getting Top 10 consideration in a majority of fantasy drafts this year.
Devonta Freeman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (hamstring) is not expected to play against the Miami Dolphins Saturday, Aug. 29.
Huddle Up: Freeman returned to practice this week but still isn't healthy enough to play in a game. Rookie Tevin Coleman is expected to play, so he could take the lead in the race for the starting running back job with a strong performance.
Denard Robinson - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Denard Robinson might be the Jaguars' starting running back to start the season, according to Mike DiRocco of ESPN.com.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners probably shouldn't read too much into this report. Robinson will have a role in Jacksonville's offense but even if he "starts" the Jaguars view him more of a change of pace back because of his size. Robinson is certainly worth a shot drafting in the later rounds but Yeldon is the better fantasy option of the two.
Julius Thomas - TE - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Julius Thomas (hand) appears to be on track to play in the team's Week 1 game, according to head coach Gus Bradley.
Huddle Up: Thomas injured his hand in Jacksonville's first preseason game but the team is hoping he'll be ready for the opener against Carolina. He currently has an ADP of Round 8.
Kirk Cousins - QB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is expected to be the starting quarterback for the team's Week 1 game, according to sources.
Huddle Up: The Redskins may finally be ready to move on from RGIII. Cousins will start Washington's third preseason game and will likely be the Week 1 starter versus Miami as well.
Kirk Cousins - QB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will be the starting quarterback for the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29, since QB Robert Griffin III (concussion) has not been cleared to play.
Huddle Up: Cousins gets the nod over Colt McCoy. If he plays well, he could be the Redskins opening day starter against Miami. Whoever starts for the Redskins Week 1, the Dolphins' defense is a strong play.
Alex Smith - QB - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith went 16 of 18 passing for 171 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-10 win over the Tennessee Titans in the preseason Friday, Aug. 28.
Huddle Up: Smith led the Chiefs to three straight scoring drives before calling it a night in the second quarter. Smith won't play next week, so he finishes the preseason 33-of-46 for 294 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Smith will be a QB2 and bye-week replacement heading into the season.
Jeremy Maclin - WR - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin had seven catches for 65 yards and a touchdown in a 34-10 win over the Tennessee Titans in a preseason game Friday, Aug. 28.
Huddle Up: Maclin was targeted seven times in the first half and caught all seven targets. The Chiefs have made it a priority to get Maclin the ball this preseason. Maclin hasn't been getting much love this offseason because Alex Smith didn't throw a touchdown pass to a wide receiver last year. However, Maclin has value at his current sixth round ADP
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