Laquon Treadwell - WR - Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell has reported the run with the first-team offense alongside Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen during OTAs, according to Minneapolis Star Tribune's Matt Vensel.
Huddle Up: Treadwell is likely getting the nod over Michael Floyd given his experience in Pat Shurmur's system and the fact he is last year's first-round pick. The Vikings obviously want to see Treadwell succeed following his injury-ravaged rookie campaign, but Floyd will get his shot if things don't fall into place for Treadwell in 2017. Dynasty leaguers should hold Treadwell for now, but redraft owners are advised to pass.
Kevin White - WR - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears WR Kevin White has spent the last few months working to align his stride after a stress fracture in his left tibia ruined his rookie season and a left fibular spiral fracture and severe ankle ligament damage cost him 12 games last season, according to the Chicago Tribune's Rich Campbell.
Huddle Up: Although Cameron Meredith figures to be the Bears' top receiver, White has the most natural of any wideout on the roster. Whether or not his body will hold up is a different story. Based on talent alone, White is worth the gamble in the later rounds in fantasy drafts this summer, but his injury woes make him someone who will be difficult to depend on for any length of time.
Dak Prescott - QB - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott has emerged as a more vocal leader entering his second season, and quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson recently said he?s seen nothing from Prescott that should worry anyone about the reigning rookie of the year taking his foot off the gas. 'There has been no complacency at all. Nothing is too big for that kid. He?s improved strength-wise, flexibility-wise, speed-wise, quickness-wise, so he?s not resting on anything that went on last year,' Wilson said.
Huddle Up: Prescott never did look like a rookie in 2016, so we shouldn't be all that surprised he seems to be ahead of the curve entering his second year either. The Cowboys will remain a run-oriented offense, but there's really no reason to believe Prescott can't continue to perform at the fantasy QB1 level he did for the bulk of last season.
Branden Oliver - RB - Los Angeles Chargers
San Diego Chargers RB Branden Oliver has caught the attention of QB Philip Rivers this spring. 'He looks good. He looks explosive. ? I think he really is a great complement to Melvin (Gordon). Their styles are different, but similar. (We) have two backs who can run all the same plays, but it?s a little different. ? Their movements are different. I think BO can be a heck of a changeup for us,' Rivers said.
Huddle Up: Due mostly to injury, Oliver has faded into fantasy oblivion a bit, but some owners will fondly remember his 114-yard, two-touchdown performance against the New York Jets as a rookie in 2014. If he is fully healthy - and it sounds like he might be - Oliver should be considered a strong handcuff option for Gordon owners this season.
C.J. Spiller - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs RB C.J. Spiller reportedly looks as 'healthy and spry as he has in years,' according to a source.
Huddle Up: Although unlikely, it wouldn't be terribly surprising if Spiller is actually healthy this spring after spending so little time on the field last season. Entering his age-30 season and on a team with two very good options at his position already in Spencer Ware and rookie Kareem Hunt, Spiller would do well to find a part-time role on passing downs, although he could make some noise as a returner.
Jay Ajayi - RB - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi could get as many as 350 rushing attempts if the running back stays healthy and plays all 16 games, according to head coach Adam Gase.
Huddle Up: Tis the season for coaches and their unlikely workload predictions for their running backs. Only DeMarco Murray in 2014 reached the 350-carry threshold over the last four seasons, and only Ezekiel Elliott topped 300 last season. Ajayi would need to average 21.9 attempts to reach the mark - 4.5 more than he did last season. Ajayi could push for 300 carries if he stays healthy, however, and he should be more involved in the passing game this season, so he should be a solid RB1 fantasy option this season.
Kenny Britt - WR - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns WR Kenny Britt (undisclosed) did not participate in organized team activities Wednesday, May 24, but head coach Hue Jackson said he expects Britt will be back on the field next week.
Huddle Up: Britt likely will be one of the starting receivers for the Browns in 2017 and is coming off a solid 2016 season. The team's quarterback situation hurts Britt's fantasy value, but he could still be considered a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver for fantasy owners.
Ameer Abdullah - RB - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) accelerated through openings and changed direction without breaking stride during organized team activities Wednesday, May 24.
Huddle Up: Abdullah appears to be recovered from his foot injury and should be part of a committee at running back in 2017. He probably will receive most of the carries in the offense but would see limited targets in the passing game. Owners in most leagues probably should consider Abdullah as a No. 3 running back.
Brandon McManus - PK - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos restricted free-agent PK Brandon McManus has not signed his tender offer at this point because he is hoping to receive a long-term contract this offseason. He has been participating in offseason workouts.
Huddle Up: McManus made 85.3 percent of the field goals this past season, which ranked 14th in the NFL. He plays for a solid offensive team but may only be a bye week option for owners in 2017.
Cole Beasley - WR - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley (hamstring) has not been able to participate in organized team activities this week because of a hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: Beasley likely will not do much during offseason workouts but should be ready for training camp at the latest. He was a big part of the passing game this past season with 75 receptions, 855 receiving yards and five touchdowns. Beasley should have a similar role in the offense in 2017 and can be a No. 4 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Ezekiel Elliott - RB - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (head) is expected to participate in organized team activities next week, according to head coach Jason Garrett.
Huddle Up: Elliott could be limited during practice for the next week or two but should be fine for the June minicamp. He was one of the top running backs in the NFL as a rookie and should see a similar workload in 2017. Elliott should be a No. 1 running back in all fantasy leagues.
Corey Coleman - WR - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman (undisclosed) suffered an undisclosed injury during organized team activities Wednesday, May 24, after he landed on the football hard during drills. Head coach Hue Jackson said Coleman will be fine.
Huddle Up: Coleman could miss a workout or two but should be back on the field in the near future. He likely will be the Browns' No. 1 receiver in 2017 and should receive a solid amount of targets. Owners in most fantasy leagues should consider Coleman a low-end No. 3 or No. 4 receiver.
Andrew Hawkins - WR - Cleveland Browns
Free-agent WR Andrew Hawkins (Browns) is close to signing a one-year deal with the New England Patriots, according to a source.
Huddle Up: It's hard to see a fit as anything more than a fifth or sixth receiver here, as Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola are the primary options in Hawkins' usual slot role, while Brandin Cooks, Chris Hogan and Malcolm Mitchell have the outside positions under wraps. It's possible Hawkins' arrival may be bad news for Amendola, but Hawkins is still highly unlikely to come across fantasy value as a Patriot.
Robert Woods - WR - Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams WR Robert Woods is 'perhaps the best bet to lead the (team) in catches,' according to ESPN's Alden Gonzalez.
Huddle Up: Woods and quarterback Jared Goff have been working out together since mid-March, and the quarterback told Gonzalez that Woods has been 'more than I could have really expected.' The former Buffalo Bill is the only clear starting receiver Los Angeles has at the moment and will probably see enough targets to be a serviceable WR4 in fantasy.
Ezekiel Elliott - RB - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (head) will not participate in OTAs after he suffered a head injury as a passenger in a minor car accident Sunday, May 21.
Huddle Up: ESPN's Adam Schefter reported earlier Elliott did not suffer any significant injuries, so this appears to be a precautionary move on the Cowboys' part. Nevertheless, Elliott cannot seem to stay out of the news, as he is still under investigation by the league for allegedly assaulting an ex-girlfriend last summer. Barring another injury or an unexpected turn in the assault case, he should be considered an elite fantasy RB1, but future off-field troubles could easily result in him dropping out of the first five picks in drafts.
Ty Montgomery - RB - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers RB Ty Montgomery has a better understanding of the mental aspect of being a running back and admitted that he ran a lot on instincts last season. 'I was running a lot on instincts. I knew where I was supposed to be going, but it was instinct,' Montgomery said. 'Now, I know techniques. I know rotations and linebacker positions, and fronts and understanding gap rules and what the defense is supposed to be doing. Now when I get out there, I know my reads and my aiming points and I can just add that to my instincts. I'm excited to do that.'
Huddle Up: Montgomery averaged 5.9 yards per carry over 77 attempts last season in what was a miraculous transformation on the fly. He'll be prepared this season, but so will opposing defenses. He has potential as a midrange RB3, and his obvious receiving skills are a plus for PPR leagues.
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (back) is falling behind, according to head coach Anthony Lynn, who'd like to see him back on the field next week. 'If he wasn't a rookie it would be different,' Lynn said. 'But he has so much to learn, and some of this you can only learn on the field.'
Huddle Up: Williams is worth consideration for one of your final receiver spots in fantasy if he can get caught up.
Matt Jones - RB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones won't attend organized team activities, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Jones doesn't appear to be in the team's plans, but he could be a late-round value if he lands on another team.
Teddy Bridgewater - QB - Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) participated in some drop back passes during organized team activities Tuesday, May 23. Bridgewater's injured knee was in a brace and as he continues to rehabilitate from surgery.
Huddle Up: There's no telling when Bridgewater will be back to full health and be able to take the field again. In the meantime, Sam Bradford will continue to start. And while he is coming off a career year, Bradford's numbers just aren't good enough for him to be considered a QB1.
Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski restructured his deal for 2017 and has a chance to become the highest paid tight end in the league. The deal can boost his salary from $5.25 million to $10.75 million.
Huddle Up: Gronkowski is the best tight end in the NFL, so it makes sense that he'd be the highest paid at the position. He should be the first tight end taken in fantasy drafts, but there is the injury risk as he has missed 22 games in his seven-year career.
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