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  • Jamaal Charles - RB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 5/23/17 1:34pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Jamaal Charles (knee) hopes to be ready for action by training camp, according to head coach Vance Joseph. Charles will rehabilitate and get back to good health during organized team activities.

    Huddle Up: Charles will be part of a committee in Denver, primarily with C.J. Anderson, and should be on the field mostly in passing situations and on third downs. Health is a huge risk in Charles' case and he can't be drafted as more than a flex in PPR formats.

  • Josh McCown - QB - New York Jets
    Posted 5/23/17 12:56pm ET

    New York Jets QBs Josh McCown, Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg will be given equal first-team repetitions during organized team activities, according to offensive coordinator John Morton.

    Huddle Up: McCown is by far the most experienced quarterback in this group. He has the most fantasy upside, too. The veteran isn't close to QB1 territory, but he may be a valuable bye-week replacement if the matchup is right.

  • Charles Sims - RB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 5/23/17 12:07pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (shoulder) practiced during organized team activities Tuesday, May 23, after being cleared to practice Monday, May 22. Sims underwent shoulder surgery sometime this offseason.

    Huddle Up: Doug Martin will miss the first three games of the season due to a suspension, so Sims will primarily be fighting for playing time with Jacquizz Rodgers and Jeremy McNichols. Rodgers and Sims will likely see most of the touches in those three games, but a committee is inevitable. Martin has the most potential as far as the whole season is concerned as long as he's healthy. While Sims and Rodgers have more appeal in PPR leagues, they're simply flex options.

  • Matt Forte - RB - New York Jets
    Posted 5/23/17 11:31am ET

    New York Jets RBs Matt Forte and Bilal Powell will serve as a two-man backfield committee this season, according to offensive coordinator John Morton. Morton added that the offensive gameplan will vary from week to week, but a timeshare is expected.

    Huddle Up: This isn't positive news for Powell, who was expected by many to take over New York's backfield. He still could, but Forte won't be pushed aside easily. Powell remains the more valuable back from a fantasy perspective and should be viewed as a low-end RB2 to high-end RB3 with added profit in PPR leagues. Forte is more of a flex consideration, although he could see more goal-line carries.

  • Trevor Siemian - QB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 5/23/17 11:06am ET

    Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian worked with the first-team offense on the first day of organized team activities Tuesday, May 23.

    Huddle Up: Not a surprise, but second-year quarterback Paxton Lynch isn't too far behind. Lynch could be breathing down Siemian's neck all offseason, so keep an eye on this battle. For now, Siemian is only a bye-week replacement at best.

  • Jared Goff - QB - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 5/23/17 10:01am ET

    Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff said Monday, May 22, learning Rams head coach Sean McVay's offense has been easier than last year's learning curve under then-head coach Jeff Fisher. Goff noted how different the systems are to learn, and Rams offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur praised Goff's pace of picking up the system.

    Huddle Up: While this is encouraging news, Goff has miles to go before he is a fantasy consideration. At a minimum, gamers can hope his increased competence bolsters value for RB Todd Gurley.

  • Doug Martin - RB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 5/23/17 8:56am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin has been working with the first-team offense in organized team activities Tuesday, May 23.

    Huddle Up: Martin still has three games to serve on his suspension, but the reports have been glowing on him this offseason. Of course, it could be smoke and mirrors in an attempt to trade him, but he could be a bounce-back RB3 candidate in fantasy.

  • Eric Decker - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 5/23/17 8:23am ET

    New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hip, shoulder) is participating in passing drills full speed Tuesday, May 23.

    Huddle Up: Decker could be a forgotten man on draft day, but the 30-year-old could still have some magic left in the tank. Monitor his progress through camp and look for him as a WR4 or a WR5.

  • Kirk Cousins - QB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 5/23/17 7:32am ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins could receive a third consecutive franchise tag next offseason, according to team president Bruce Allen. The cost of a third straight franchise tag would be $34 million in 2018.

    Huddle Up: Cousins has had two brilliant seasons in a row, but after a marked turnover in weaponry, there's very real risk with him as a QB1. He's, ideally, a low-end QB1 or fringe backup choice.

  • Devontae Booker - RB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 5/22/17 9:36pm ET

    Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph is planning on using a running-back-by-committee system in the upcoming season. 'You need two or three guys that can carry the load,' Joseph said. 'It is no longer a one-guy position. I?m excited to have Jamaal (Charles), C.J. (Anderson), (Devontae Booker), even De'Angelo (Henderson) in the mix there. It's a good group. It's going to be competitive, and that's the way it should be.'

    Huddle Up: Anderson figures to lead the way throughout the campaign, but it looks like he may not get as much work as his fantasy owners will desire, especially since he's coming back from a significant injury. With Charles and Booker also in town, it looks like this will be a tricky situation to deal with in 2017.

  • Larry Fitzgerald - WR - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 5/22/17 9:08pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald said Monday, May 22, he plans on addressing his post-2017 future once during training camp and won't talk about it anymore after that.

    Huddle Up: No matter what his decision is, the 33-year-old will be on the field for the upcoming season and if last year is any indication, he still has plenty left in the tank. Fitzgerald notched his fourth-career campaign with 100 or more catches (107) and eighth-career 1,000-yard season (1,023) in 2016, and as a result, should still be viewed as a WR2 fantasy option going into training camp.

  • Will Fuller - WR - Houston Texans
    Posted 5/22/17 9:06pm ET

    Houston Texans WR Will Fuller said he's planning on trying to gain some weight for the upcoming season. 'I think the most I've ever weighed is probably about 190, and I felt pretty good,' he said. 'That was around the combine. If I can get to that weight and keep my speed, that would be perfect.' Fuller is currently listed at 180 pounds.

    Huddle Up: Fuller started strong in his freshman campaign a season ago, registering more than 80 receiving yards in three of his first four contests, but fell off drastically from there, as he reached only 60 yards just once after that. The 2016 first-round draft pick has a lot of talent, but inconsistent quarterback play may hinder his potential in his second year.

  • Josh Doctson - WR - Washington Redskins
    Posted 5/22/17 4:35pm ET

    Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (Achilles') will be a full participant during organized team activities this week, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

    Huddle Up: Doctson was limited to two catches and 66 yards this past season because of his injury but may have the chance to start in 2017 after DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon left in free agency. Owners should monitor his situation during training camp to see what his role will be and can consider him a No. 4 receiver if he is a starter.

  • Martavis Bryant - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 5/22/17 3:08pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant is expected to be on the field for organized team activities Tuesday, May 22.

    Huddle Up: Bryant was reinstated earlier this offseason and will be allowed back on the field for practices. Bryant has caught 14 touchdowns in 21 career games and is a deep threat for the Steelers. He will be a risky option for owners because of his off-field issues but can be a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues if he is on the field.

  • Ezekiel Elliott - RB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 5/22/17 2:27pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott remains under investigation for an incident he was allegedly part of in July, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

    Huddle Up: How soon the investigation remains to be seen. Barring any punishment from the NFL or the Cowboys, Elliott remains a top-three fantasy running back and should be selected early in the first round.

  • Giovani Bernard - RB - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 5/22/17 12:50pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) will be a limited participant when organized team activities begin Tuesday, May 23. He continues to recover from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered last season.

    Huddle Up: Bernard should be healthy enough to play by the time the regular season rolls around, but the Bengals may take it easy with him for starters. The presence of rookie Joe Mixon and Jeremy Hill make it easier for Bernard to recover. Considering the serious injury and the competition at the position, Bernard is best drafted as an RB4 in PPR formats.

  • Derek Carr - QB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 5/22/17 11:57am ET

    Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr is confident that his agent and the Raiders will have a contract extension agreed upon before training camp begins.

    Huddle Up: Carr won't need an extension until next offseason, but why wait? He's officially one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL after just three seasons. His touchdown to interception ratio is superb (81:31) and he has one of the better wide receivers duos to work with in Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree. All in all, Carr is ideal for drafting as a low-end QB1.

  • DeVante Parker - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 5/22/17 11:29am ET

    Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker is doing the little things to prepare himself for a potential breakout season. According to sources, Parker is taking better care of his body, including eating right -- not skipping meals -- and sleeping well. He's also attacking his workouts and showing a desire to increase his knowledge of the game. Furthermore, Parker's route-running, footwork and consistency have all improved.

    Huddle Up: The signs are pointing in the direction of success for Parker so far this offseason. Whether or not his progress will translate on the field remains to be seen. He remains the No. 2 wide receiver behind Jarvis Landry, but Parker has WR2 to WR3 upside if everything clicks for him in his third year.

  • Ameer Abdullah - RB - Detroit Lions
    Posted 5/22/17 11:19am ET

    Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) said he's attacking this offseason with a more focused mindset and working as hard as he can to be the best player he can be. The third-year running back also hopes to leave his injury woes behind him. He's focused on the little things and the work he has to do to maintain his body for the NFL after suffering a season-ending foot injury in Week 2 last season.

    Huddle Up: Abdullah has the right mindset and the right attitude, but those can only go so far. He'll have had almost a full year to recover from his ailments and has already been named Detroit's starting running back. Abdullah's involvement in the passing game will be limited with Theo Riddick there, but drafting Abdullah as a low-end RB2 to high-end RB3 could be worth the risk.

  • O.J. Howard - TE - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 5/22/17 9:41am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard signed his rookie four-year contract Monday, May 22. All first-round picks have options for a fifth year.

    Huddle Up: Howard is a tricky one to project this season because Cameron Brate will remain heavily involved. Howard is probably better as an upside TE2 in fantasy.

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