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  • Antonio Brown - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 2/27/17 9:29am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown has made significant progress toward a contract extension, according to sources. A goal is reach a deal by March 9.

    Huddle Up: AB is one of the best players in fantasy, and that shouldn't change with the security of a big contract. He'll be a name to ponder early in the first round.

  • Josh Doctson - WR - Washington Redskins
    Posted 2/27/17 6:55am ET

    Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (Achilles') is expected to be 100 percent by the end of March.

    Huddle Up: Doctson could have a large role with the team with Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson likely to hit the open market. He's a WR4 option with upside depending on where he lands on the depth chart.

  • Alshon Jeffery - WR - Chicago Bears
    Posted 2/27/17 5:38am ET

    Chicago Bears impending free-agent WR Alshon Jeffery is unlikely to receive the franchise tag and will hit the open market.

    Huddle Up: Jeffery's inability to stay healthy has kept him from reaching WR1 status in fantasy the last two years. However, he remains highly productive when he's on the field. He'll be a solid WR2 and could have bounce-back upside on another team.

  • Kyle Rudolph - TE - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 2/26/17 7:57pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph was targeted 24 times in the red zone in 2016, ranking first among tight ends and second overall.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph emerged as one of Sam Bradford's favorite targets, and he finished among the league leaders at his position in most categories. With Bradford back under center in 2017, Rudolph should have no problem finishing as a midrange TE1.

  • DeAndre Washington - RB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 2/26/17 7:18pm ET

    Oakland Raiders RB DeAndre Washington averaged 5.4 yards per carry in 2016 and was tied for sixth in the NFL with seven runs of 20-plus yards on 87 carries.

    Huddle Up: Washington showed intriguing potential in limited action. If Latavius Murray signs elsewhere this offseason, Washington's fantasy value should skyrocket.

  • LeSean McCoy - RB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 2/26/17 4:51pm ET

    Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy sent out a tweet Sunday, Feb. 26, which said, 'Buffalo was so special.' However, a source with knowledge of the situation said that the tweet referred to an autograph signing and not McCoy's future with the team.

    Huddle Up: McCoy is coming off an excellent all-around season, and he is a RB1 candidate heading into 2017.

  • Tony Romo - QB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 2/26/17 4:35pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Saturday, Feb. 25, that no decision has been made on QB Tony Romo's status for 2017.

    Huddle Up: Romo will likely be released or traded to free up cap space, and he should be able to find a starting job somewhere. Health is an obvious concern, but Romo is worth the gamble as a QB2.

  • Julius Thomas - TE - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 2/26/17 11:45am ET

    Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas wore out his welcome with the Jacksonville Jaguars in part due to his limitations as a blocker, according to a source, which called Thomas' blocking 'non-existent'.

    Huddle Up: A former college basketball player, Thomas has never been a great blocker, so his struggles in that facet of the game certainly shouldn't have come as a surprise to the Jaguars, who will officially deal him to the Dolphins at the start of the new league year on March 9. Miami head coach Adam Gase was Thomas' offensive coordinator during his best years with the Denver Broncos and should be able to help his pupil climb back to low-end TE1 status in fantasy.

  • Latavius Murray - RB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 2/26/17 11:43am ET

    Impending free-agent RB Latavius Murray is unlikely to return to the Oakland Raiders when he officially hits the open market next month.

    Huddle Up: An earlier report suggested 'the door will remain open' for Murray to return, but the fact the Raiders are willing to let the market set his price means the odds of that are slim. Murray is not a difference-making talent, but he's a capable power back with 74 catches over the last two seasons despite losing a ton of reps to DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard in 2016. Teams like the New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers could be interested if his financial demands aren't too high.

  • Tony Romo - QB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 2/26/17 10:40am ET

    The Denver Broncos are expected to 'at least discuss' Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo if he is released, according to 9News Denver's Mike Klis.

    Huddle Up: Denver has been widely speculated as a potential landing spot for Romo, so Klis isn't breaking news here. The Broncos have the playmakers and championship-ready team Romo desires, but their offensive line is a far cry from the Cowboys' front five, which would make him even more of an injury risk than he already is. If the veteran quarterback does eventually land in Denver, he would be a very serviceable QB2 for as long as he can stay healthy.

  • Latavius Murray - RB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 2/26/17 8:48am ET

    Although the Oakland Raiders are expected to let RB Latavius Murray reach free agency, the door will remain open for a possible return to the organization after he tests the market, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: The 27-year-old Murray had 788 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns in 14 regular-season games last year and should be viewed as a RB2 in most fantasy formats. If he does not return to Oakland, expect the Raiders to use a committee of DeAndre Washington, Jalen Richard and Taiwan Jones in the backfield in 2017.

  • Golden Tate - WR - Detroit Lions
    Posted 2/25/17 9:22pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate averaged 3.4 catches, 6.1 targets and 26.8 yards per game over the first five games of 2016, but he posted per-game averages of 6.7 catches, 9.5 targets and 85.7 yards over the final 11 games.

    Huddle Up: Despite the slow start, Tate reached 90 receptions for the third straight year and topped 1,000 yards. He should be a dependable WR2 in PPR formats in 2017.

  • Demaryius Thomas - WR - Denver Broncos
    Posted 2/25/17 9:04pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas ranked in the top 15 in the NFL in both receptions and receiving yards in 2016, and he has caught at least 90 passes and topped 1,000 yards in each of the last five years.

    Huddle Up: Despite a lackluster quarterback situation, Thomas still managed to put together a solid campaign. Even if Denver's quarterback play remains shaky, you can at least count on Thomas sneaking into WR2 territory.

  • Doug Baldwin - WR - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 2/25/17 8:26pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin finished the 2016 season with 94 catches on 126 targets for 1,128 yards, all career highs, and it was the fourth consecutive season he has improved in all three categories.

    Huddle Up: Baldwin didn't find the end zone as much this year, but he finished seventh in the NFL in receptions and 11th in yards. He looks locked in as a WR2 heading into 2017.

  • Carson Wentz - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 2/25/17 7:17pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz worked out with California WR Chad Hansen and Eastern Washington WR Cooper Kupp.

    Huddle Up: Wentz showed promise in his rookie campaign, and he is a QB2 with upside heading into 2017.

  • Trevor Siemian - QB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 2/25/17 6:45pm ET

    Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (shoulder) is out of his sling and is optimistic he will be ready for OTAs, but an exam next month will help determine an exact timetable for his return.

    Huddle Up: If healthy, Siemian should have a great chance at breaking camp as Denver's starter. If he does start in 2017, he should be viewed as a QB2.

  • Jay Cutler - QB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 2/25/17 6:37pm ET

    Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler isn't likely to end up with the New York Jets, according to beat writer Rich Cimini.

    Huddle Up: Even if he finds his way out of Chicago, Cutler should be able to land a starting gig in 2017. However, he isn't going to be more than a midrange QB2 no matter where he plays.

  • Jamaal Charles - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 2/25/17 11:42am ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles could be an option for the Philadelphia Eagles if he is released by the Chiefs, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Tim McManus. The Eagles will be looking to add at running back this offseason and Charles has worked with head coach Doug Pederson when Pederson was the offensive coordinator of the Chiefs.

    Huddle Up: Charles is expected to be available in free agency and may not be able to find a starting job because of his recent injury history. He would be part of a committee if he signed with the Eagles but likely would have a solid role in the offense. He will be a risky option for owners but could be a No. 3 fantasy running back depending on his role.

  • Robert Woods - WR - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 2/25/17 7:22am ET

    Buffalo Bills impending free-agent WR Robert Woods remains open to re-signing with the Bills, although he wants the club's quarterback situation to be resolved before he makes a final decision.

    Huddle Up: If Tyrod Taylor returns as Buffalo's starting quarterback next season, the chances of Woods remaining with the team are better. Regardless of where he lands, Woods is expected to be used as a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver and should be viewed as a WR4 in most fantasy formats.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 2/24/17 9:07pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he perplexed by those who question whether or not he can bounce back in 2017.

    Huddle Up: Peterson delivered miraculous comebacks in 2011 and 2015, but age is not on his side. He could still be a RB2 in the right situation, but his chances of being an elite back again are slim.

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