Lance Dunbar - RB - Dallas Cowboys
Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) hasn't been totally ruled out to return during training camp, and he's ahead of schedule in his rehab.
Huddle Up: Dunbar's playing time was trending in the right direction last season as he logged a career-most 47 touches in only four games before his injury, but the Big D backfield has only grown more crowded in the meantime with the additions of first-round pick Ezekiel Elliott and free-agent Albert Morris. That and the lingering injury recovery knocks Dunbar off the fantasy radar in all but the deepest of leagues.
Ryan Mathews - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles RB Ryan Mathews has played in all 16 games in just one of his six NFL seasons, averaging 12 games per year overall.
Huddle Up: Mathews was labeled as brittle right out of the gate, missing 10 games in his first three seasons in the league. It's a concern given that the Eagles want him to handle the larger portion of the workload in their backfield, but what that label is most effective at is keeping the fantasy value down on a back who could be filling the Jamaal Charles role in Doug Pederson's Philadelphia version of the offense he left behind in Kansas City.
Arian Foster - RB - Free Agent
Free-agent RB Arian Foster (Texans) is scheduled to work out for the Miami Dolphins Monday, July 18, according to a source.
Huddle Up: With a wafer-thin depth chart at running back the Dolphins will reportedly sign Foster if they like what they see in his workout. Foster is also scheduled to work out for the Lions later this week; it will be interesting to see if Miami lets him leave town or if he does enough for them to give Foster the hard sell.
Tim Hightower - RB - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints RB Tim Hightower is the best bet to serve as the primary backup for RB Mark Ingram, according to beat writer Nick Underhill.
Huddle Up: Hightower's skill set most closely matches that of Ingram, so it makes sense to have him serve as the top backup. The team can't exactly bank on CJ Spiller to be healthy and available in that role, and even if he is the Saints would likely use him in different ways as opposed to between the tackles running.
Arian Foster - RB - Free Agent
Accordng to media reports Sunday, free-agent RB Arian Foster will work out for the Miami Dolphins on Monday, July 18 and the Detroit Lions later in the week.
Huddle Up: Both teams are logical suitors for the soon-to-be 30-year-old back with second- year runners Jay Ajayi and Ameer Abdullah topping the respective depth charts. Beware, though, as while Foster's upside is considerable, he has missed a combined 23 games over the last three seasons.
Carson Wentz - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles rookie QB Carson Wentz is expected to be inactive for Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns, according to head coach Doug Pederson. 'It's hard right now to look down the road, but if we had to play this week, Carson would be down. He'd be the third quarterback. He'd be deactivated. That's probably the direction we're heading,' Pederson told reporters.
Huddle Up: While the Eagles paid a steep price to move up to the No. 2 overall pick and select Wentz, he's still facing a steep learning curve making the leap from FCS to the NFC East. If you're drafting a Philly QB now, it's Sam Bradford -- as unappealing as it may seem.
Frank Gore - RB - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore uses critics to stay motivated at 33 years old. 'When I hear it, that's when I attack my training,' Gore said. 'When I'm tired, I tell myself what the people are saying about me.' Gore works out twice a day, adding football-specific field work to his usual workout involving speed, agility and strength training. Gore said working out more makes his mind stronger heading into training camp.
Huddle Up: With 967 rushing yards, Gore failed to reach 1,000 last season for only the second time in the last decade, and if there's any back primed to defy the RB-over-30 stigma, bet on the ultra-tough Gore, who hasn't missed a game in the last five seasons.
Alshon Jeffery - WR - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery and the Bears did not agree to a long-term deal before the deadline Friday, July 15. ESPNChicago.com's Jeff Dickerson said the disconnect between both sides is obvious, and he questioned if the Bears view Jeffery as a No. 1 wide receiver.
Huddle Up: Jeffery has missed a total of 13 games over his first four seasons, including nearly half a season (seven games) last year, and the Bears are content to forge ahead, especially with 2015 No. 1 pick due to debut this year.
Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell said he believes there will be times that he and RB DeAngelo Williams will be on the field at the same time. 'There are definitely going to be packages where me and 'D-Lo' are going to be out there at the same time,' Bell said. 'I'm ready for that.'
Huddle Up: Just another reason why Williams' value exceeds his elite-handcuff status. He's a must-own for Bell owners.
Julian Edelman - WR - New England Patriots
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) said his injured foot is feeling better but is not sure when he will be cleared to practice.
Huddle Up: Even missing seven starts last season, Edelman has logged 258 receptions since the start of 2013 and he remains a mid-round PPR prospect with considerable upside.
Rashad Greene - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Rashad Greene is expected to be the No. 3 wide receiver and play in the slot again behind WRs Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns, according to Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union.
Huddle Up: Greene's rookie year consisted of nine games, 19 receptions, 93 yards and a pair of TDs, but he has late-round sleeper potential given the Jags' prolific passing attack.
Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady announced he will have no further action with the legal process against the NFL in appealing his four-game suspension.
Huddle Up: Brady's on-again, off-again four-game suspension finally appears as if it's going to stick, meaning it'll Jimmy Garoppolo for a quarter of the Pats' season. In our opinion, that's enough to knock Brady down to QB2 territory.
Kendall Wright - WR - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans WR Kendall Wright has been told he needs to improve his route running and is expected to be used as a slot receiver.
Huddle Up: Wright's receptions, yards and games played have decreased every season over the last three -- with 2015 producing a 36-408-3 stat line -- but if everything pans out, a bounce-back season could have him challenging for lWR2 status.
Karlos Williams - RB - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills RB Karlos Williams was suspended four games Friday, July 15, for violating the substance-abuse policy.
Huddle Up: A troubled offseason (weight issues) just got that much more troubling for the second-year back, leaving Mike Gillislee, Dan Herron and fifth-round pick Jonathan Williams as the primary handcuff options to LeSean McCoy. The latter, though, was just arrested for DUI that could result in a suspension for him as well.
Von Miller - LB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos LB Von Miller agreed to a six-year, $114.5 million deal Friday, July 15. The deal includes a $23 million signing bonus and $42 million fully guaranteed at signing. He receives a total of $70 million in guarantees.
Huddle Up: As fully expected, Miller made out big time in the last-hour deal, becoming the highest-paid non-QB in the league. Now, the Broncos -- and his IDP-league owners -- will have to hope they get closer to 2015 playoff-level production out of Miller rather than his regular-season numbers, which were above average but not great.
Justin Tucker - PK - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens PK Justin Tucker agreed to a four-year deal with the Ravens Friday, July 15, worth $16.8 million, according to a source. The deal includes $10.8 million in guaranteed money.
Huddle Up: Despite the Ravens' offensive issues (25th in scoring) last season, Tucker finished as the league's fifth-ranked fantasy kicker and should be under strong consideration as a standard-size league fantasy starter again in drafts this summer.
Jonathan Williams - RB - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills RB Jonathan Williams was arrested Thursday, July 14, and has been charged with driving while intoxicated.
Huddle Up: It's been quite an offseason for backup Buffalo RBs, and now the rookie fifth-round pick likely will be facing some league discipline. With fellow backup Karlos Williams facing a four-game substance-abuse suspension, Mike Gillislee and Dan Herron look like they will open the season as the primary backups to LeSean McCoy.
Anquan Boldin - WR - Free Agent
Free-agent WR Anquan Boldin (49ers) has been pursued the strongest by the New Orleans Saints, according to a source. Boldin thinks highly of Saints wide receivers coach John Morton, who coached him with the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: With a young crop of wideouts, the Saints could use a veteran presence, and Boldin would essentially be replacing Marques Colston -- but obstensively at a cheaper price.
Mohamed Sanu - QB - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu has bonded with QB Matt Ryan, working together at Ryan's passing camp in Orlando, and throughout June minicamp. The duo built chemistry as the practices wore on. 'He's got great hands,' Ryan said. 'One of the things I noticed right from the start is how strong his hands are. He's a really good worker. I think he can really help us.'
Huddle Up: As eveidenced by his dropoff in production, Ryan missed his reliable WR option opposite Julio Jones, and this is Sanu's chance to prove he can fill the bill moving over and up from Cincy.
Chris Thompson - RB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (shoulder) did not participate in offseason workouts because of shoulder surgery but should be ready for training camp. Thompson is expected to be the third-down back for the Redskins in 2016.
Huddle Up: In his third season, Thompson emerged as an multi-faceted option in D.C., turning 35 rushes and 35 receptions into 456 total yards. Look for even more work behind Matt Jones now that Alfred Morris has departed the scene.
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