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  • Dennis Pitta - TE - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 2/22/17 7:30pm ET

    Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta is due to make $5.5 million in each of the last two years of his contract, but there is speculation the team may not want to pay him that much despite the fact he is coming off a career-high 86-catch season, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Pitta led all tight ends in receptions in 2016, but he is set to enter his age-32 season and the Ravens could use more cap room, so a parting of ways is likely if the tight end balks at a pay cut. Pitta has long been Joe Flacco's most trusted option, so it's hard to imagine him coming anywhere close to matching last year's production with another team. If he is released, he's a good bet for TE2 production next season at best, even if he can stay healthy.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 2/22/17 7:18pm ET

    Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry is an 'important part of the offense', but DeMarco Murray will remain the starter and lead runner in 2017, according to head coach Mike Mularkey.

    Huddle Up: Depth-chart proclamations in February mean very little since they usually only serve as a reminder of how things were when the season ended; Henry and Murray obviously haven't set foot on a field in over a month. Murray logged 346 touches in 2016 and is one of the league's more complete running backs, but he is entering his age-29 season and a prime regression candidate. Henry still may not earn enough of a role to be a regular fantasy starter as a sophomore, but he remains a strong buy in dynasty leagues.

  • Marcus Mariota - QB - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 2/22/17 7:09pm ET

    Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (leg) is 'doing very well' in his rehab from a broken fibula, according to head coach Mike Mularkey.

    Huddle Up: The Titans plan on holding Mariota out of OTAs in an effort to make sure he doesn't suffer any kind of needless setback, so he is a very good bet to be fully healthy by the time training camp rolls around. Assuming Tennessee lands a top-notch receiver in the draft as expected, Mariota stands a very good chance of settling in as a midrange QB1 in 2017.

  • DeSean Jackson - WR - Washington Redskins
    Posted 2/22/17 3:58pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston said he would love if the Buccaneers signed Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR DeSean Jackson this offseason.

    Huddle Up: Jackson should receive interest from multiple teams if he hits the free-agent market and would make a solid tandem in Tampa Bay with Mike Evans. Jackson will have a solid role in an offense in 2017 and can be at least a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.

  • Quincy Enunwa - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 2/22/17 12:25pm ET

    New York Jets WR Quincy Enunwa dropped five passes this past season, according to ESPN Stats and Information.

    Huddle Up: Enunwa was a consistent option for the Jets this past season and led the team in receiving yards with 857 yards and touchdowns with four. He should continue to have a solid role in the passing game in 2017 and can be a No. 3 receiver for fantasy owners.

  • Brandon Marshall - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 2/22/17 12:21pm ET

    New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall dropped seven passes this past season, according to ESPN Stats and Information.

    Huddle Up: Marshall's future with the Jets is uncertain at this point, so owners will need to monitor the situation. He finished this season with 59 receptions, 788 yards and three touchdowns. Marshall probably will be a starting receiver for a team in 2017 and could be a No. 3 fantasy receiver.

  • Eric Decker - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 2/22/17 12:08pm ET

    New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hip, shoulder) could be asked to restructure his contract this offseason because he is scheduled to count $8.75 million against the salary cap in 2017 and is coming off hip and shoulder injuries.

    Huddle Up: Decker was limited to three games because of his injuries but was able to post 194 yards and two touchdowns in those games. He should be back with the Jets in 2017, but his value will depend on the team's quarterback. He probably should be considered a No. 3 receiver with the potential to be a No. 2 receiver.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 2/22/17 11:43am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (groin) is not scheduled to undergo groin surgery at this time even though he met with doctors after the season, according to a source. Bell probably would have had surgery by now if it was necessary.

    Huddle Up: Bell likely will rehab the injury during the offseason and could be limited during workouts but should be fine for training camp. He probably will receive the franchise tag from the Steelers or sign a long-term contract. He continues to be one of the best running backs in the NFL and should be a weekly starting option in fantasy leagues.

  • Derek Carr - QB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 2/22/17 11:19am ET

    Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (leg) said he is close to fully recovered from the fractured fibula he suffered during the regular season, according to OT Donald Penn.

    Huddle Up: Carr could be limited during some of the offseason workouts but should be a full participant when training camp starts. He was tied for seventh in the NFL with his 28 touchdowns and finished with 3,937 yards and only six interceptions. He will have several weapons to work with in the passing game and can be a No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues.

  • Jay Cutler - QB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 2/22/17 8:30am ET

    Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (shoulder) has been rehabbing and working out following shoulder surgery, and he's expected to receive medical clearance by March.

    Huddle Up: Cutler is aging and has been injury prone in his career. He'll likely don a new uniform next season, but he's a QB2 in fantasy without a lot of upside.

  • Jay Cutler - QB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 2/22/17 6:46am ET

    Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler has drawn some interest from the New York Jets, who like his moxie and arm talent. Jets quarterback coach Jeremy Bates worked with Cutler in his younger days with the Denver Broncos, and he has always been a big believer in him.

    Huddle Up: Cutler is aging and coming off of major shoulder surgery. He has very little upside as a QB2.

  • Julius Thomas - TE - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 2/22/17 6:00am ET

    Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas passed his physical with the club Tuesday, Feb. 21.

    Huddle Up: Thomas will be in a familiar system he thrived in with the Denver Broncos, and he has a quarterback that has a knack of throwing to tight ends. It could be a great spot for him if he can stay healthy. He's a bounce-back pick as a TE2.

  • Tyrod Taylor - QB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 2/22/17 5:27am ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (groin) was medically cleared following last month's groin surgery, according to a team source. He has a $27.5 million option bonus due March 11.

    Huddle Up: Taylor is unlikely to see that bonus and probably won't remain with the club. He has been a decent dual threat at the position, but he'll have to land in the right situation. Even then, he's a high-end QB2 in fantasy.

  • Joe Flacco - QB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 2/21/17 10:53pm ET

    Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco would become the player with the highest salary cap figure in the NFL for 2017 should Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo get cut or traded this offseason. Flacco is scheduled to count $24.55 million against the cap.

    Huddle Up: Flacco is coming off two straight unspectacular seasons, as while he did register a career high in passing yards (4,317) in 2016, the fact remains he had just 20 touchdowns versus 15 interceptions, while the year prior, he had 14 touchdowns compared to 12 picks in 10 games. Certainly, Flacco has to step up his game considerably if he wants to enter the QB1 discussion again.

  • Kyle Rudolph - TE - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 2/21/17 8:46pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph led all tight ends this past season with 132 targets, converting that into career highs in receptions (83) and yards (840). He also registered seven receiving touchdowns.

    Huddle Up: It's understandable if most owners were not aware of this. Luckily for Rudolph, he could be on track for a similarly heavy workload next year, as his role in the offense undoubtedly increased once star running back Adrian Peterson went down with injury. Peterson might not return to Minnesota, and if he's out of town, Rudolph should ideally pick up where he left off as one of Sam Bradford's most dependable targets in the passing game.

  • DeSean Jackson - WR - Washington Redskins
    Posted 2/21/17 7:07pm ET

    Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson said that if he leaves the team in free agency, he wants to play with a 'great quarterback.' When asked about QB Kirk Cousins, he referred to him as 'great' as well.

    Huddle Up: Jackson has also been linked to the Eagles and Buccaneers, both led by young quarterbacks who have the potential to be great one day, but with Jackson entering the latter portion of his career, he might prefer to stick with a more established option like Cousins. Despite being 30 years old, Jackson proved this past season he still has more than enough left in the tank, and can still offer solid value depending on where he ends up in 2017.

  • Martellus Bennett - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 2/21/17 4:49pm ET

    New England Patriots impending free-agent TE Martellus Bennett will test the free-agent market. Based on his asking price, he could be with a different team next season, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

    Huddle Up: Bennett will likely be the most coveted free-agent tight end this offseason, so he's bound to receive some attractive offers from teams other than the Patriots. Bennett was hindered by Rob Gronkowski in 2016, when Gronk was healthy, but he has proven to be a capable starter. He scored three touchdowns in one game even with Gronk active. Wherever Bennett plays and/or starts, he has TE1 potential.

  • Russell Wilson - QB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 2/21/17 3:53pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson became the fastest quarterback to win 50 games in NFL history. Wilson has started for the Seahawks since the first game of his rookie season in 2012 and has not missed a game since then. He is tied with Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan for the most wins in a quarterback's first five seasons (56).

    Huddle Up: Wilson struggled with injuries through the first several games of last season, but his toughness prevailed. Despite throwing just 21 touchdowns, Wilson still achieved QB1 status, partly thanks to his running ability. As long as he remains healthy, Wilson should be drafted as a QB1.

  • Jay Cutler - QB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 2/21/17 3:25pm ET

    The Chicago Bears are actively seeking a trade for QB Jay Cutler, according to ESPN's Jeff Darlington.

    Huddle Up: Cutler has undeniably been a disappointment for the Bears after being given a big contract. Cutler has dealt with plenty of injuries over the course of his tenure in Chicago, but even when he's been on the field he has not played well. Wherever Cutler plays, he shouldn't be starting on fantasy squads.

  • Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 2/21/17 2:14pm ET

    In 2016, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers became the fourth quarterback in NFL history to have multiple seasons of 40 or more touchdown passes.

    Huddle Up: Peyton Manning, Dan Marino and Drew Brees are the other quarterbacks to accomplish the feat. Rodgers has been one of the most consistent and successful quarterbacks in NFL history, and he has shown no signs of slowing down either. There was more pressure on Rodgers with Eddie Lacy and James Starks sidelined for the better part of last season, but he was up to the task, as usual. As is the case every offseason, Rodgers should be one of the first quarterbacks taken in fantasy drafts.

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