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  • Terrance West - RB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 3/28/17 8:46am ET

    Baltimore Ravens RB Terrance West is the lead running back, according to head coach John Harbaugh.

    Huddle Up: West averaged 4.1 yards per carry in 160 rushes as the starter. He rushed for 655 yards, five touchdowns, caught 30 balls for 207 yards and another score as a starter. Things could change in the draft, but for now, West is a low-end RB2 in fantasy.

  • Jason Witten - TE - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 3/28/17 8:17am ET

    Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten signed a four-year extension through 2021 Tuesday, March 28.

    Huddle Up: Witten had a 69-673-3 season last year and turns 35 in May. He's still a solid PPR receiver, but his yardage and scoring numbers leave a bit to be desired. He's a top-end TE2 with the potential for a splash week or two.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 3/28/17 7:57am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is expected to play in 2017, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. Tomlin said he hasn't asked him directly, but he expects him to play.

    Huddle Up: Big Ben threw out some mild retirement shockwaves in the media, but he'll be in the midst of the midrange or upper-middle QB1 portions in fantasy.

  • Andrew Luck - QB - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 3/28/17 5:39am ET

    Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) won't be rushed back, according to owner Jim Irsay, who was mum when asked if Luck would be ready for offseason workouts and organized team activities. 'We are not going to be rushing him,' Irsay said. 'We are going to make sure, obviously, that the shoulder has to be ready and the doctors are going to give full approval before he starts putting real reps on it and that sort of thing. We really feel that he's going to be completely healed for the season and he's going to have a great season.'

    Huddle Up: Luck is a top three or four quarterback option in fantasy when healthy. The team is being cryptic as to what he actually had repaired in his shoulder, but there's no reason to believe he won't be ready for the season.

  • Marcus Mariota - QB - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 3/27/17 10:42pm ET

    Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (leg) has shed the walking boot on his surgically repaired right leg and is back home in Hawaii, where he is running on the beach as part of his rehab from a broken fibula that he suffered Dec. 24. He expects to be ready by training camp.

    Huddle Up: Mariota continues to be on track in his recovery, as the goal has always been for him to be ready by training camp. At this rate, it looks like he'll be back at 100 percent going into next season, meaning owners can draft him with high expectations after his breakout campaign in 2016. Mariota could easily wind up being one of the best value picks at quarterback, having legitimate QB1 potential.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 3/27/17 7:23pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin think it's a 'very reasonable discussion when you get 35,' referring to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's retirement talk, but ultimately, he feels people 'probably read too much into it' and 'are making more out of than what it is.'

    Huddle Up: He's probably right, as it seems more likely than not that Roethlisberger will indeed be back for the 2017 campaign, especially considering that the 13-year veteran has been consistently excellent over the past handful of seasons. In fact, Big Ben has topped 3,800 passing yards in four consecutive years after reaching that plateau only twice previously. Fantasy owners can still look at him as their potential QB1.

  • Derek Carr - QB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 3/27/17 5:41pm ET

    Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (leg) will be able to fully participate in the offseason workouts, according to general manager Reggie McKenzie.

    Huddle Up: Carr could still be limited during offseason workouts even if he is 100 percent but should be a full participant during training camp. He finished the 2016 season with 3,937 yards and 28 touchdowns and can be a No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues next season.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 3/27/17 5:40pm ET

    Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn would not say if the team is pursuing free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) but does believe Peterson can still play.

    Huddle Up: The Lions have been using a committee at running back but do not have a running back like Peterson on their roster. He likely would receive most of the carries if he signs with the Lions but may not see much work in the passing game. Peterson could be a low-end No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues if he joins the Lions.

  • Tony Romo - QB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 3/27/17 3:56pm ET

    Denver Broncos general manager John Elway said it is not the team's intention to pursue Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo even if he is released this offseason.

    Huddle Up: The Broncos seem to be happy with Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch as their options at quarterback in 2017. Both players received starts this past season and likely will compete for the job during training camp. The winner of the competition probably can be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.

  • Tony Romo - QB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 3/27/17 3:42pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo's status with the Cowboys may not be resolved until after the 2017 NFL Draft, in the opinion on NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

    Huddle Up: The Houston Texans appear to be the most likely candidate for Romo if he decides to continue his playing career. He would be the starting quarterback if he joins the Texans and would have some nice weapons to work with on offense. He could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues next season if he is healthy.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 3/27/17 1:12pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady told owner Robert Kraft that he hopes to play for six or seven more years.

    Huddle Up: Brady has only suffered one serious injury during his 17 years in the NFL. His production has yet to take a big hit, too. He'll be 40 next season, but he's coming off a year in which he threw 28 touchdowns and just two interceptions in 12 games. He's a perennial QB1 candidate.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 3/27/17 8:23am ET

    Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart is due up to $9.5 million over the next two seasons with an $8 million base value. His new deal freed up $2.075 million in cap space for 2017.

    Huddle Up: The Panthers are expected to add an impact running back, and J-Stew has been frequently hobbled. Now 30, he's a low-end RB2 with minimal upside.

  • Kamar Aiken - WR - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 3/27/17 7:12am ET

    Indianapolis Colts WR Kamar Aiken has scored five of his six touchdowns in the red zone over the past two seasons.

    Huddle Up: Aiken gives Andrew Luck a big target in the red zone, and he'll be in the mix for the third receiver spot with Phillip Dorsett. Aiken has some luster as a WR5 in fantasy.

  • Thomas Rawls - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 3/27/17 6:07am ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls will be used as a complement to RB Eddie Lacy off the bench.

    Huddle Up: The demotion could be a blessing in disguise for Rawls, who has struggled with injuries the last two years. There's also no guarantee that Lacy will make the team and stay healthy. C.J. Prosise will also be a complementary back, but Rawls will have some upside as an RB3 in fantasy.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 3/26/17 3:26pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said the Steelers are proceeding as if QB Ben Roethlisberger will play in 2017.

    Huddle Up: Roethlisberger has said he is leaning towards playing but has not made an official decision, so owners should monitor the situation. The Steelers could consider adding a quarterback during the 2017 NFL draft even if Roethlisberger returns. He would be a No. 1 fantasy quarterback if he continues to play.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 3/26/17 1:08pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said there is no timetable for RB Le'Veon Bell (groin) but the team wants him to be 100 percent for the start of the 2017 season.

    Huddle Up: Bell probably will not do much during offseason workouts and could be limited during training camp but should be fine for Week 1. Bell is one of the top running backs in the NFL when he is healthy and will be a first-round pick in all fantasy drafts.

  • Theo Riddick - RB - Detroit Lions
    Posted 3/26/17 12:03pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) underwent surgery on both of his wrists after the season, according to sources. Riddick is expected to be a full participant in organized team activities later this spring.

    Huddle Up: The Lions appear to be doing everything in their power to improve the running game this offseason, but Riddick's role as the passing-down specialist in an offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter's quick-hitting offense would seem to make him the safest fantasy investment at his position. At the moment, he's worth a look as a low-end RB2 in PPR leagues this season.

  • Cam Newton - QB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 3/26/17 10:39am ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) will be ready for the season opener 'without a doubt', according to head coach Ron Rivera. Newton is set to undergo surgery Thursday, March 30, to repair the partially torn rotator cuff he suffered in Week 14. 'There is no concern, at least in talking with the trainers and doctors. ? They have a timeframe that they've mapped out for the most part. He'll be working with the trainers and he'll be working with us for the most part during the OTAs and minicamps,' Rivera said.

    Huddle Up: Newton will have about four full months before the start of training camp and has a little more than five months to recover in order to be ready for the season opener. By all accounts, the team is counting on him making a transition into being more of a pocket quarterback, which would make him far less valuable in fantasy. Between the surgery and his changing game, Newton may no longer make sense as a fantasy QB1 anymore.

  • Brock Osweiler - QB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 3/26/17 10:20am ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Brock Osweiler will remain a Brown 'until he's not', according to head coach Hue Jackson. 'He is (going to be part of the Browns). Obviously, he's a player on our team and we're going to treat him just like we do all of our other quarterbacks until he's not. ? He's a guy that's gonna come in and compete. We haven't had an opportunity to meet with him ? but once we start our offseason program, phase one, we'll get a chance to know him and he'll get to know us,' Jackson said.

    Huddle Up: It is anyone's guess as to whether or not Cleveland will draft a quarterback on the first two days of the draft - a move that would probably signal the end of Osweiler's short stay - or if he'll eventually get a shot to start. Either way, owners can safely avoid him in fantasy in 2017.

  • Blake Bortles - QB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 3/26/17 10:05am ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles is unlikely to see his fifth-year option for 2018 picked up by May 2 - the deadline to do so - according to the Florida Times Union's Ryan O'Halloran.

    Huddle Up: The Jaguars could easily select a quarterback on either one of the first two days of the draft in order to put some pressure on Bortles, but it seems more likely they will go all-in with him one more time and try to shore up some other weaknesses instead. Bortles, who is spending his offseason working on mechanics, is very much facing a pivotal year and should be considered little more than a high-upside QB2 in fantasy drafts this summer.

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