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  • Alex Smith - QB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 8/29/15 1:15am ET

    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
    Posted 8/29/15 1:15am ET

    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

  • Darren McFadden - RB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 8/28/15 10:28pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle will share reps with RB Darren McFadden and RB Lance Dunbar because the Cowboys 'intend to take a committee approach,' according to Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

    Huddle Up: Randle appeared to be separating himself at one point but has been slowed by an oblique injury. It looks like Randle, Darren McFadden and Lance Dunbar will all have a role in Dallas' offense. Randle is currently being over-drafted in Round 3.

  • Robert Griffin III - QB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 8/28/15 7:39pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (concussion) has not been cleared to play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29, and will be reevaluated in one to two weeks.

    Huddle Up: Griffin wasn't cleared by an independent neurologist, so he'll miss Saturday's game. It was going to be an important game for RGIII but now Colt McCoy will likely get a chance to start in his place. Right now it's anybody's guess who will be under center when Washington opens the season against the Dolphins.

  • Jarvis Landry - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 8/28/15 6:09pm ET

    Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry could produce a lot in the red zone this season, in the opinion of's James Walker. Walker cited Landry's precise route-running, good hands and his trust of QB Ryan Tannehill as reasons for why Landry should do well in that area this season.

    Huddle Up: With 84 receptions last season, Landry finished second among all rookie wideouts, but the big plays were lacking as he averaged only nine yards per catch and snared five TD passes. With Landry being one of Tannehill's few returning weapons, though, it wouldn't be surprising if both those numbers saw upticks.

  • Dez Bryant - WR - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 8/28/15 6:02pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (hamstring) likely will be held out of the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29, according to owner/general manager Jerry Jones. Bryant probably will miss the final preseason game as well since the starters usually do not play.

    Huddle Up: Just another play-it-safe precautionary preseason move with another pre-eminent player. Feel good if you already have Dez locked in as your No. 1 wideout.

  • Phillip Dorsett - WR - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 8/28/15 6:02pm ET

    Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett could be the current favorite for the No. 3 wide receiver position because of his varied skill set. Second-year WR Donte Moncrief is also competing for the No. 3 spot.

    Huddle Up: A knee issue last week has slowed the first-round pick Dorsett of late, leaving the door open for the bigger Moncrief (6-2, 220) to possibly make his case this weekend. Stay tuned ...

  • Chris Ivory - RB - New York Jets
    Posted 8/28/15 6:02pm ET

    New York Jets RB Chris Ivory has had the best camp since landing with the Jets in 2013 and is primed for a career year, in the opinion of's Rich Cimini. Ivory could see an expansion of his role in the passing game as well as QB Ryan Fitzpatrick throws to his check-down options.

    Huddle Up: With Stevan Ridley spending the preseason on the PUP list, Ivory has had the starting spotlight all to himself, and he's flying under the radar as a low-end flex option, currently being drafted 30th among RBs.

  • Jadeveon Clowney - LB - Houston Texans
    Posted 8/28/15 4:16pm ET

    Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) will not play in either of the final two preseason games but is on track for the start of the regular season, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

    Huddle Up: No real surprise here as the Texans don't want to see the former No. 1 overall pick's progress ruined by a setback in a meaningless game.

  • Marshawn Lynch - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 8/28/15 4:16pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch probably will be limited to a few carries if he plays in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29. Head coach Pete Carroll would not say if Lynch will see any playing time during the game.

    Huddle Up: Whether he gets a few token preseason carries or not, one of the true, no-doubt RB1s will be ready for the Sept. 13 regular-season opener in St. Louis.

  • Mike Evans - WR - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 8/28/15 4:16pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (hamstring) said he thinks it's smart not to play the last two preseason games with a hampered hamstring. 'There's no reason to risk it,' Evans said. 'I've already proven myself. And this way I can just try to get back for Week 1 of the regular season.' Evans added that if he had to play, he could.

    Huddle Up: If most teams weren't adverse to risking or pushing their star players in the preseason, they likely are now after last week's season-ending injury suffered by the Packers' Jordy Nelson. Evans is a low-end WR1 in all scoring formats.

  • David Cobb - RB - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 8/28/15 3:46pm ET

    Tennessee Titans RB David Cobb didn't make the trip for the third preseason game due to a calf injury. The rookie also needs to improve his work ethic, according to running backs coach Sylvester Croom. 'I like his natural running ability, his natural running instincts,' Croom said. 'But he has a long way to go. He has to learn how to be a pro as far as work ethic, taking care of his body, getting in here early and doing the little things it takes to be a pro. He still hasn't quite learned what being professional means, so he has to learn that. There's no scholarships here, and his work ethic has to be better. He has to learn to practice like you play in a game. Once he does that, he has a chance to be a good football player.'

    Huddle Up: Many had pegged the fifth-round pick as a fantasy sleeper and a threat to unseat Bishop Sankey as the Titans' lead back, but Sankey has displayed a much-improved game this summer and clearly should be the first Tennessee RB off the board.

  • Julian Edelman - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 8/28/15 3:46pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (ankle) isn't expected to play Friday, Aug. 28, against the Carolina Panthers as he continues to rest his injured ankle.

    Huddle Up: The Pats' receptions leader in each of the past two seasons has yet to play this preseason. There's no indication he's in any danger of missing the Sept. 10 season opener, but it is the Patriots so we truly might not know until a hour before kickoff.

  • Sam Bradford - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 8/28/15 3:46pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford will play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29, but head coach Chip Kelly wouldn't say how much Bradford would play.

    Huddle Up: After sitting out the exhibition opener, Bradford was 3-of-5 for 35 yards in the second preseason game and took the controversial hit to his knees, but we should get to see Bradford for at least a few possessions Saturday -- probably our last glimpse of the Eagles' new QB before the Sept. 14 regular-season opener.

  • Rashad Greene - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 8/28/15 10:37am ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars WR Rashad Greene has impressed the coaching staff and is 'making strides' during camp, according to wide receivers coach Jerry Sullivan.

    Huddle Up: Greene has been a hit this preseason, but his fantasy value is thwarted by the glut of receivers on the Jacksonville depth chart and the ceiling of toiling in the Jaguars' passing game.

  • Nelson Agholor - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 8/28/15 10:37am ET

    Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor should be the 'second-most productive receiver on the team when the season ends,' according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

    Huddle Up: No surprise that Agholor is standing out; the Eagles spent a first-round pick on him hoping he could step right in for the departed Jeremy Maclin and to this point he has not disappointed. He's not that far behind Jordan Matthews on most fantasy draft boards, and Agholor's stock is on the rise.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 8/28/15 12:04am ET

    Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray said he doesn't know what the running back rotation will be this year, but he said he doesn't expect to 'alternate series' with RB Ryan Mathews.

    Huddle Up: As long as he remains healthy, Murray will be the lead back in what should be one of the most explosive offenses -- and that's certainly enough to warrant RB1 status -- but Mathews also will get his share of work and the argument can be made that he's the most valuable No. 2 RB/handcuff in fantasy.

  • Coby Fleener - TE - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 8/28/15 12:04am ET

    Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener (knee) will hopefully return to practice at some point next week, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.

    Huddle Up: Fleener finished with a 51-774-8 stat line a season ago and wound up as fantasy's sixth-ranked tight end, but The Huddle currently ranks him as a TE3 in light of the Colts' added weaponry of Indy and a projected full season out of fellow TE Dwayne Allen.

  • Latavius Murray - RB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 8/28/15 12:04am ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray has been working on his hands in order to improve as a receiver and make himself an all-around player.

    Huddle Up: Murray caught 17 of his 23 targets a year ago for 143 yards, but offseason-addition Roy Helu -- if he ever gets healthy -- projects as the Silver & Black's main pass-catching back. Still, if Murray displays improved hands early, he could see a solid share of the third-down snaps.

  • Darrius Heyward-Bey - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 8/27/15 10:21pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey could be the No. 3 wide receiver if WR Martavis Bryant has to sit out the first four weeks of the regular season.

    Huddle Up: Just when you think you've seen the last of the former first-round flop ...

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