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  • Albert Wilson - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 2/19/19 10:19am ET

    Miami Dolphins WR Albert Wilson is one of the best bets to remain with the team out of a wide receiver contingent that appears headed for upheaval, and new position coach Karl Dorrell has quickly become a fan. 'He was pretty dynamic wasn't he?' Dorrell said recently of Wilson. 'He's a very unique player. I'm really excited about him. .... I hear he's doing a really good job with the recovery process but you could tell when he was on the field, he had a number of ways to affect the defense and to make the defense really pay attention to where he is and things like that.'

    Huddle Up: A hip injury cost Wilson all but seven games in 2018 but he still led the team with his 15-yard-per-reception average and finished third on the squad with his four receiving TDs. Wilson is a definite fantasy WR sleeper to keep an eye on this summer.

  • Antonio Brown - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 2/19/19 10:03am ET

    The New York Jets should pursue a trade for disgruntled Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown if they're serious about winning, a veteran team reporter wrote Tuesday, Feb. 19.

    Huddle Up: QB Sam Darnold had Robby Anderson and Quincy Enunwa to work with in his rookie campaign, but Brown would be an obvious upgrade for just about any offense in the league and especially so for a young, up-and-coming QB. And with new head coach Adam Gase taking over, it would be the perfect time to add a new weapon.

  • Antonio Brown - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 2/19/19 8:20am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, met with Steelers owner Art Rooney, general manager Kevin Colbert and executive Omar Kahn Tuesday, Feb. 19, and all left with the understanding that a trade will be the best route, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Brown will be a stud WR1 anywhere he goes, but he may slide a little in a different offense while learning new personnel.

  • Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 2/19/19 12:00am ET

    Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers will not be asked to run a dramatically different offense than the one he has operated for most of his career, according to offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett. 'When you take a guy like Aaron Rodgers, who is a very good football player, I mean, he's kind of one of those guys where you can kind of pretty much do a lot of everything. I think a lot of it is going to carry over. I think some of the language will be different but it's going to be a lot of the same premises for him,' Hackett told PackersNews.com.

    Huddle Up: Rodgers is unlikely to be the overall QB1 in drafts this summer following the emergence of Patrick Mahomes, but he'll come off the board shortly thereafter as the QB2 or QB3. It will also be interesting to see how receptive the 35-year-old will be to the schemes of new head coach Matt LaFleur and Hackett, although it's hard to imagine he'll drop off considering how vanilla Mike McCarthy had become with his play-calling in recent years.

  • Odell Beckham - WR - New York Giants
    Posted 2/18/19 8:08pm ET

    New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. is believed to be a trade target for the San Francisco 49ers this offseason, according to ProFootballTalk.com's Mike Florio.

    Huddle Up: It is not known if Beckham will be available this offseason, but the 49ers likely will look to add a No. 1 receiver during the offseason. Beckham will be a No. 1 fantasy receiver no matter where he plays in 2019.

  • Derrius Guice - RB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 2/18/19 6:25pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Derrius Guice (knee) is able to sprint in a straight line but is still not able to do any lateral movements at full speed yet. He also wants to build the strength in his legs over the next few months.

    Huddle Up: Guice was the team's starting running back last season but missed most of the season because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He may have to share playing time with Adrian Peterson in 2019 if Peterson re-signs with the team. Guice can be a No. 2 or No. 3 fantasy back if he receives most of the playing time.

  • Frank Gore - RB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 2/18/19 5:05pm ET

    Miami Dolphins running backs coach Eric Studesville said he is not sure if impending free-agent RB Frank Gore will receive a contract offer from the Dolphins this offseason.

    Huddle Up: Gore had a solid season in 2018 with 722 yards but failed to record a rushing touchdown. It is not known if he will be able to find a starting job this offseason but would be a good No. 2 running back for a team. He will have some fantasy value in standard leagues if he finds a good situation.

  • Kalen Ballage - RB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 2/18/19 4:25pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage was impressive during his rookie season but still has room to grow, according to running backs coach Eric Studesville. 'He's a big, physical body,' Studesville said. 'He can run. He's athletic. He's got a lot of growth to do as far as seeing and recognizing things. His work ethic is tremendous. He's got speed for a big man.'

    Huddle Up: Ballage rushed for 191 yards and one touchdown in limited playing time this past season but could be a contender for the starting running back job in 2019. He has a chance to be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy running back depending on his role.

  • Robbie Gould - PK - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 2/18/19 1:04pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers impending free-agent PK Robbie Gould is expected to be franchise tagged this offseason if a long-term deal is not able to be reached. Franchise tags for kickers are expected to be worth $5 million.

    Huddle Up: Gould was the most accurate kicker in football last year, connecting on 33 of his 34 field-goal attempts. Even at 36 years old, Gould demands No. 1 fantasy kicker consideration.

  • Joe Flacco - QB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 2/18/19 12:23pm ET

    Denver Broncos QB Joe Flacco passed his physical, making it possible for the Broncos and Baltimore Ravens to make their traded official in March. The Broncos agreed to trade the better of their fourth-round picks for Flacco.

    Huddle Up: The move came at the bewilderment of many, with Flacco's ceiling being about as high as Case Keenum's. Nonetheless, Flacco has proven to be a backup fantasy quarterback throughout his mediocre career.

  • Odell Beckham - WR - New York Giants
    Posted 2/18/19 10:25am ET

    New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. was sought after by the New England Patriots ahead of the last season's trade deadline, according to NBC's Chris Simms, who reported New England was the team 'most aggressively pursuing' Beckham at that point of time.

    Huddle Up: The Patriots obviously settled on Josh Gordon, but his status is such that Beckham could easily be a target of theirs again in 2019. While Gordon may be able to return again at some point in 2019, New England knows it can't count on him for any length of time. The Patriots' biggest need may be an outside receiver, and the prospect of playing the next two to three years with Tom Brady could be too tantalizing for the team to pass up if they are willing to pay the price to get Beckham.

  • Alex Smith - QB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 2/17/19 3:34pm ET

    Washington Redskins senior vice president of football operations Doug Williams said QB Alex Smith (leg) hopefully will be able to play at some point in 2019.

    Huddle Up: Smith suffered a serious leg injury and there is still not definite timetable for his return. The Redskins likely will add at least one more quarterback this season, but owners in all fantasy leagues probably should avoid the Redskins quarterback situation next season.

  • Chris Brown - WR - Free Agent
    Posted 2/17/19 1:52pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones has the ability to be a slot receiver and played the position during his college career, in the opinion of BuffaloBills.com's Chris Brown.

    Huddle Up: Jones is coming off a decent season with 652 yards and seven touchdowns. He likely will be a top-three receiver for the Bills next season and could be a late-round option in fantasy leagues.

  • Mark Ingram - RB - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 2/17/19 12:23pm ET

    New Orleans Saints impending free-agent RB Mark Ingram likely will not receive the franchise tag this offseason, in the opinion of ProFootballTalk.com's Mike Florio.

    Huddle Up: The Saints likely will go with Alvin Kamara as their main running back next season and probably will be a No. 1 running back in most fantasy leagues. Ingram should receive interest from several teams during free agency and could be a No. 2 fantasy back depending on his situation.

  • Joe Flacco - QB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 2/17/19 11:49am ET

    Denver Broncos QB Joe Flacco also was coveted by the Washington Redskins, helping spark the Broncos to make the trade with the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday, Feb. 13.

    Huddle Up: Just as the QB he is replacing (Case Keenum) was in 2018, value Flacco as a mid-to-low-end QB2 next season in an offense that isn't expected to feature a high volume of passes.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 2/17/19 9:28am ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski has visited the team's facilities at Gillette Stadium multiple times since Super Bowl LIII, and one Patriots beat reporter sees that as a 'reflection of his being in a good place with how the season ended, both team-wise and personally.'

    Huddle Up: There's still no indication if Gronk will return for a 10th season, but his strong postseason (19 targets-13 receptions-191 yards-0 TDs in three games) that followed one of his least productive regular seasons (72-47-682-3 in 13 games) just might've tipped the balance. Stay tuned ...

  • D.J. Moore - WR - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 2/17/19 9:19am ET

    Carolina Panthers WR D.J. Moore graded out as the league's top rookie wide receiver in 2018, according to Pro Football Focus.

    Huddle Up: Moore finished second on the Panthers to RB Christian McCaffrey with 82 targets, 55 receptions and 788 yards and had at least 67 yards in four of his final seven games. Now with fellow WR Devin Funchess not expected back and a healthier Cam Newton after shoulder surgery, look for Moore to challenge for WR2 status next season.

  • Alex Collins - RB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 2/16/19 8:27pm ET

    Baltimore Ravens restricted free-agent Alex Collins could be a trade target for the Philadelphia Eagles, in the opinion of Bill Barnwell of ESPN.com.

    Huddle Up: The Eagles dealt with several injuries at the running back position last year, and while he lost his starting role with the Ravens, Collins could be an upgrade on early downs for Philadelphia.

  • Deon Cain - WR - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 2/16/19 6:49pm ET

    Indianapolis Colts WR Deon Cain (knee) will have a 'chance to become a big-play threat' in his second season, according to Mike Sando of ESPN.com.

    Huddle Up: Cain was turning heads in training camp as a rookie prior to his knee injury, but he could pick up where he left off in 2019, especially now that Andrew Luck has returned to form. Cain could be a great target in dynasty formats during the offseason.

  • Demaryius Thomas - WR - Houston Texans
    Posted 2/16/19 2:35pm ET

    Free-agent WR Demaryius Thomas (Texans) suffered minor injuries after being involved in a car accident in Denver Saturday, Feb. 16.

    Huddle Up: Thomas is also dealing with a torn Achilles' tendon, so he will be recovering from multiple injuries. He may not be signed until training camp and probably will not have a big role with his new team. He could be a late-round pick in fantasy drafts based on his situation.

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