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  • Danny Woodhead - RB - San Diego Chargers
    Posted 6/29/15 11:06pm ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Danny Woodhead (ankle) missed 13 games last season due to a broken ankle, but he appeared fast and healthy in offseason work.

    Huddle Up: A healthy Woodhead would allow the Chargers to bring rookie Melvin Gordon along slowly in the passing game--and bring a little PPR fantasy value to the table himself.

  • Mike Glennon - QB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 6/29/15 11:06pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans is expected to play more on an island in 2015 as the 'X' receiver in Tampa Bay's new offense, which is the same role offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter created for Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones during Koetter's time with that organization. He said Monday, June 29, that the QB carousell of Josh McCown and Mike Glennon last year held him back, too, so he is excited about a potential breakout with QB Jameis Winston.

    Huddle Up: An upgrade at quarterback, a new and potentially lucrative role... on the heels of a dynamic rookie season Evans could actually wind up being the best sophomore pass-catcher this season.

  • Peyton Manning - QB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 6/29/15 11:06pm ET

    Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning has been forced to deal with a new head coach, a new offensive coordinator, less practice time and more rest during offseason practices, new offensive linemen, a new starting tight end in TE Owen Daniels and not being able to practice with star WR Demaryius Thomas yet.

    Huddle Up: Manning will also be helming an offense that's expected to run the ball more frequently than in Peyton's past seasons. Perhaps his days as an elite fantasy quarterback are over--but he's still at minimum a solid fantasy starter.

  • Sam Bradford - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 6/29/15 11:06pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford (knee) is expected to be in the final phase of his rehabilitation from a torn anterior cruciate ligament once training camp begins. Bradford's second ACL tear in as many seasons will require more time to recover and the Eagles may not have a grasp on how ready he is to play before the regular season begins.

    Huddle Up: Plenty of questions surrounding Bradford: Will he be ready in time? Can he stay healthy? Will limited prep time allow him to grasp Chip Kelly's offense? There's certainly upside to Bradford's fantasy prospects, but there's also a strong possibility Mark Sanchez will be seeing plenty of action early in the season.

  • Marqise Lee - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 6/29/15 11:06pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars WR Marqise Lee is slated to start behind WRs Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns, according to Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times Union.

    Huddle Up: Sounds like we have the pecking order for Blake Bortles' receiving corps lined up, with Robinson the receiver to have if you're banking on the Jaguars' passing game for fantasy assistance.

  • Darren McFadden - RB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 6/29/15 11:06pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden said he's excited to be with the Cowboys and feels like he's a rookie again. McFadden also said the injured hamstring that caused him to miss time this offseason is feeling great.

    Huddle Up: McFadden is battling Joseph Randle for a share of what DeMarco Murray left behind in Dallas. On the bright side he's healthy... at least for now.

  • Charles Johnson - WR - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 6/29/15 11:06pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings WR Charles X. Johnson appears to have everything it takes to produce in the NFL, according to offensive coordinator Norv Turner. 'He's got great work ethic, and he's a big, strong guy. He's a 218-pound receiver that can run. He's got everything you need to be a productive player in this league,' Turner said. Turner believes Johnson has completely recovered from the knee surgery he had last offseason. Johnson has been working at split end in three-receiver sets during offseason workouts.

    Huddle Up: The lead role in a Turner-coached passing game with Teddy Bridgewater at the helm sounds like a promising situation for Johnson. However, keep in mind the Vikings are still a run-first offense so long as Adrian Peterson is on the active roster, so Johnson's upside is somewhat limited.

  • Stevie Johnson - WR - San Diego Chargers
    Posted 6/29/15 11:06pm ET

    San Diego Chargers WR Stevie Johnson showed good chemistry with QB Philip Rivers during offseason workouts.

    Huddle Up: The Chargers have been desperate for a second receiver to emerge in their offense, and if Johnson is earning the trust of Rivers he could fill that role--and in the process carve out some solid fantasy numbers.

  • Russell Wilson - QB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 6/29/15 11:06pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson said the goal is to remain in Seattle for 'a really, really long time' when asked about his contract situation at the Russell Wilson Passing Academy Saturday, June 27.

    Huddle Up: It's a dance that's not likely to end any time soon, but expect Wilson and the Seahawks to come to terms on a contract that will both make Wilson a very rich man and keep him in Seattle for an extended period of time.

  • C.J. Spiller - RB - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 6/28/15 11:24pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB C.J. Spiller has a perfect skill-set for head coach Sean Payton's system, which relies on getting the ball to players in space, according Chris Wesseling of NFL.com. Wesseling believes Spiller is significantly more talented than RB Reggie Bush and RB Darren Sproles, who both thrived in Payton's system.

    Huddle Up: After an injury-addled final season in Buffalo, Spiller has the offense and opportunity to shine in the Big Easy, but he has more to prove as a pass catcher than most might believe, ranking only 25th among RBs with 158 receptions since entering the league in 2010.

  • Johnny Manziel - QB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 6/28/15 11:24pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel just 'needs more time' to develop and learn how to play from the pocket in order to become an effective NFL quarterback, according to Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther.

    Huddle Up: With all of two starts and 35 pass attempts so far, the first-round pick definitely would seem to deserve more live-action opportunity to sink or swim, and you have to think he'll get it unless he totally spoils his chance with additional off-the-field antics or proves to be a unredeemable disaster in practice.

  • Nelson Agholor - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 6/28/15 8:25pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor said he worked as an outside receiver during offseason workouts but is learning the other receiver spots as well since the team uses different formations. 'I play right side outside, right now, but I'm continuing to learn conceptually the whole deal, because that is how we work here. It's by formation and different people will be in different formations. And that's how we sugar coat what we do...That's just the game of football nowadays. It's about window dressing some of your staple concepts and that's what we'll do,' Agholor said.

    Huddle Up: Agholor was the fourth WR drafted, but he's in the discussion when it comes to projecting the top fantasy rookie wideout this season given the offense and opportunity he fell into in Philly.

  • Rashad Greene - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 6/28/15 8:25pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars WR Rashad Greene is expected to work as the team's top slot receiver. He has impressive teammates with suddenness and his football acumen.

    Huddle Up: The rookie from Florida State has the early look of a fifth-round find, but when it comes to fantasy, he's likely going to run into a numbers game in J'ville with wideouts Allen Robinson, Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee entering their second seasons and the team landing TE Julius Thomas in free agency. Will there be enough targets to go around, especially considering QB Blake Bortles is still finding his way entering his second season?

  • Donte Moncrief - WR - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 6/28/15 5:18pm ET

    Indianapolis Colts WR Donte Moncrief is a candidate to return kicks this season, according to special teams coach Tom McMahon.

    Huddle Up: With the signing of free agents Andre Johnson and Duron Carter and the first-round draft pick used on Phillip Dorsett, the 2014 third-round pick has the appearances of a man caught in the middle. Moncrief did show some definite flashes last season with 32 catches for 444 yards and three TDs, but his upside is basically capped by his environment with all the offensive mouths to feed in Indy. The Colts seem to realize that and are looking at ways (special teams) to get Moncrief some additional touches.

  • Devin Smith - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 6/28/15 5:18pm ET

    New York Jets WR Devin Smith struggled to adjust to the multiple spots and routes he had to learn to run during offseason workouts, according to wide receivers coach Karl Dorrell.

    Huddle Up: The short-term fantasy outlook for the second-round pick doesn't appear especially rosy with veterans Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker solidly entrenched atop the team's WR depth chart and not to mention the limited ceiling for the Jets' passing game as a whole.

  • Morris Claiborne - CB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 6/28/15 5:18pm ET

    Free-agent CB Morris Claiborne may still return to the Dallas Cowboys, after the club declined his fifth-year option. 'I think Claiborne has a real good chance to surprise,' owner Jerry Jones said recently, via the team's official website. Claiborne lost 30-40 pounds this offseason, after having surgery done on both of his knees.

    Huddle Up: The former sixth-overall pick has been a huge disappointment with only 25 starts and three interceptions in three seasons. Last season, he was limited to four games as he ruptured the patella tendon in his left knee a week after he walked out of practice after being informed he was being benched. The bottom line: Claiborne has this summer to make an impression or his days in Dallas will be done, and he certainly can't be counted on for any IDP production until he reverses his career spiral.

  • Percy Harvin - WR - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 6/28/15 5:18pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Percy Harvin said he has been working with wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal this offseason in hopes of becoming a more complete wide receiver. 'I feel that it's time for me to put it all together,' Harvin said. 'I feel like I have the coaching staff and support here in Buffalo to get that done. The owners here are unbelievable. Everything here spells success for me. The world has yet to see me explode like I'm about to.'

    Huddle Up: Harvin has been the king of short routes and swing passes, and his fantasy production has been bolstered greatly by his standout rushing numbers (140-885-5) over his six-year career. The skill and ability are certainly there, but the key will be branching out on his route tree, and his fantasy numbers will almost assuredly follow.

  • Russell Wilson - QB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 6/28/15 1:49am ET

    Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson wants a considerable portion of his next contract to be guaranteed. This is considered the biggest stumbling block in Wilson's extension talks, as the league's funding rule requires all money of any future payments to be paid into escrow upon signing.

    Huddle Up: There was talk earlier this offseason that Wilson might wind up with the first fully guaranteed NFL contract. Sounds like maybe that was a figment of his agent's imagination, but the Seahawks may have to guarantee more than they had hoped to keep their franchise quarterback in town.

  • Dez Bryant - WR - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 6/28/15 1:49am ET

    The agent for Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant met face-to-face with the team for the first time in nearly four months, per sources. Bryant hasn't yet signed his $12.823 million franchise tender, and he has a deadline of July 15 to agree to a long-term deal. After that date Bryant will need to play out the season under the tender and the two sides could discuss an extension after the season.

    Huddle Up: Bryant has threatened to skip the first game of the season, and the Cowboys would prefer to lock up Dez long-term anyway so it only makes sense for the two sides to get together to see if they can reach an agreement before things spiral out of control.

  • Latavius Murray - RB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 6/28/15 1:49am ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray has the opportunity to be the team's No. 1 running back in 2015, and it's one he embraces. 'It's a great feeling, but every day I have to go in there knowing I need to get better every day,' Murray explained. 'I need to play like it's a new year. Last season is just last season and the year before that it was the year before that. Every season is a new year for me and it's a year I have to go out and prove something.'

    Huddle Up: A great discussion of the linear progression of time from Murray, who has shown flashes of excellence when he's been able to stay on the field. We'll find out what this new year holds in store for him soon.

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