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  • Danny Amendola - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 8/22/16 4:12pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (ankle, knee) appears to be moving well despite remaining on the Physically Unable to Perform list. He did warm up with teammates in practice Monday, Aug. 22, but he was not in full pads.

    Huddle Up: It's still concerning that Amendola isn't off the PUP list yet. His injury history has been extensive and he should not be viewed as more than a WR5.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 8/22/16 3:56pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (undisclosed) has not practiced since Monday, Aug. 15, although he does not appear to be dealing with a serious ailment.

    Huddle Up: The Patriots are mysterious when it comes to their players' injuries and injury designations. They'll take it easy with their star tight end leading up to the season. Since it's nothing serious, Gronk can still be drafted as the first tight end in all formats.

  • Mike Gillislee - RB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 8/22/16 3:29pm ET

    Buffalo Bills RB Mike Gillislee (concussion) is 'probably the No. 2 back right now', according to head coach Rex Ryan. Gillislee is still in the concussion protocol, however.

    Huddle Up: Gillislee played pretty well when he was given the opportunity last year, averaging 5.7 yards on 47 carries. He will be competing with Jonathan Williams, Reggie Bush and others, but he's worth a look in the later rounds of deeper leagues, especially for those who are drafting LeSean McCoy.

  • Jordy Nelson - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 8/22/16 3:27pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) was not wearing a brace on his surgically repaired knee during practice Monday, Aug. 22.

    Huddle Up: Nelson appears to be on track for the start of the regular season and likely will be a big part of the passing game in 2016. Owners in most leagues should consider Nelson as a low-end No. 1 receiver that likely will selected in one of the first few rounds of drafts.

  • Ezekiel Elliott - RB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 8/22/16 3:21pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (hamstring) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 22, and appears to be on track to play in the preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks Thursday, Aug. 25.

    Huddle Up: It is now known how much playing time Elliott will receive if he is active for the game, but it is a good sign that he is close to playing. He should receive a majority of the carries this season and should be a considered a No. 1 or No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.

  • Randy Bullock - PK - New York Jets
    Posted 8/22/16 2:12pm ET

    Free-agent PK Randy Bullock (Jets) will sign with the New York Giants, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Bullock will be the kicker for at least Week 1 since Josh Brown is suspended, but it is not known if Bullock will keep the job. The Giants offense should be productive this season, so Bullock could be a starting option in daily fantasy leagues for Week 1.

  • Greg Olsen - TE - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 8/22/16 12:51pm ET

    Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (back) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 22. The extent of Olsen's participation was not disclosed.

    Huddle Up: Aside from Cam Newton, Olsen is arguably the most valuable offensive player the Panthers have, so this is great news for Carolina and Olsen owners. As long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks leading up to the regular season, he's a top-five tight end on any draft board.

  • Colin Kaepernick - QB - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 8/22/16 12:42pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (arm) participated in a full warmup practice Monday, Aug. 22. It was his first such participation since Aug. 10.

    Huddle Up: Maybe now Kaep can ramp up San Fran's quarterback competition. Blaine Gabbert has been decent in the first two preseason games, but he hasn't really flashed. Kaepernick still has a chance to prove he deserves to start, but neither Gabbert nor Kaepernick are starting caliber QBs in traditional leagues.

  • Trevor Siemian - QB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 8/22/16 12:34pm ET

    Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian will start Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Los Angeles Rams.

    Huddle Up: It's Siemian's second consecutive start, and he seems to be the favorite right now to start Week 1 for Denver barring a major lapse this weekend. The Broncos' quarterback situation is not an enviable one, though, and none of them should be regarded as starters in traditional leagues.

  • Kelvin Benjamin - WR - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 8/22/16 12:14pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess has really impressed wide receivers coach Ricky Proehl this offseason. Proehl said Funchess is playing at a level that is forcing WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) to keep up and get better. 'To be honest with you, where Devin is right now and where Kelvin needs to get to, I think Devin is pushing Kelvin,' Proehl said. 'He's realizing, 'I've got to get back, I've got to push, because [Funchess] is pretty dang good.' Proehl did admit that Benjamin is still fully recovering from his torn anterior cruciate ligament, however.

    Huddle Up: Benjamin and Funchess seem destined for a dynamic 1-2 punch in 2016, as long as they can stay on the field. The Panthers have no shortage of big targets near the end zone, including Benjamin and Funchess. Benjamin looked good in his first preseason action last week. He's a WR2 option, while Funchess is still more of a low-end WR3 to high-end WR4 consideration.

  • Mike Davis - RB - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 8/22/16 11:11am ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Shaun Draughn is the No. 2 running back, according to head coach Chip Kelly. RBs DuJuan Harris and Mike Davis are competing for the No. 3 position.

    Huddle Up: Draughn made a good impression last year, primarily in the passing game. He makes for a nice complement to Carlos Hyde and could see more work than expected if the 49ers are consistently behind in games. Draughn is a solid handcuff for those who draft Hyde should be taken as a late-round flier at the latest.

  • Jordy Nelson - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 8/22/16 9:35am ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) will do individual drills Monday, Aug. 22.

    Huddle Up: The question about Nelson is he's 31 and coming off a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He's a low-end WR1 in fantasy that could return to fantasy dominance despite his age.

  • Tyler Eifert - TE - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 8/22/16 9:34am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) said he'll try to jog for the first time Monday, Aug. 22. Eifert said he has been running on a treadmill in the pool, and his ankle feels good. He has been lifting and receiving multiple treatments per day without setbacks.

    Huddle Up: Eifert is one of the top tight ends in fantasy despite his potential to miss a game or two. He could come at a discount in drafts because of the injury.

  • Breshad Perriman - WR - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 8/22/16 9:06am ET

    Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman (knee) was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, Aug. 22.

    Huddle Up: Perriman has the speed to be a factor in fantasy, and he's a nice late-round target as a WR5. He'll have a couple of weeks to add to that in camp.

  • Jamaal Charles - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 8/22/16 7:08am ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) is unlikely to play in the third preseason game, according to head coach Andy Reid. Charles should practice more this week, however.

    Huddle Up: The team is easing Charles in this preseason, and there's no reason to believe he'll be limited when the season begins. Charles is a midrange RB1 in fantasy.

  • Josh Gordon - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 8/22/16 6:53am ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon (quadriceps) is running with the first-team offense in practice Monday, Aug. 22.

    Huddle Up: Gordon will be suspended the first four games of the season, and there's some uncertainty as to how productive he'll be after such a long layoff. He's a boom-or-bust WR2 in fantasy, but you can't go wrong with him as a third receiver.

  • Andrew Luck - QB - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 8/22/16 5:46am ET

    Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck is throwing more underneath passes to get the ball out quicker and allow his receivers to use their speed after the catch. 'They've worked really hard on that clock in (Luck's) head,' coach Chuck Pagano said. 'You can sit and wait and wait and wait and hold that thing too long. I think our guys up front, that starting unit and the couple guys that came in did a really nice job of giving him some time. He is not turning down a profit so if things aren't there down the field, then go ahead and hit your check-down. We've got some guys that can make some plays if we can get them the ball in space.'

    Huddle Up: Luck took a step backwards last season after being arguably the top quarterback taken in most drafts. He's still a high-end quarterback that will likely be one of the first to come off the board, but it's not a given that he's No. 1.

  • Josh Gordon - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 8/22/16 5:24am ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon (quadriceps) is likely to play his first preseason game Friday, Aug. 26. 'He still looks the exact same and it's just crazy,'' CB Joe Haden said. 'He looks a little bigger. I don't know how that happened, but he's still out there running around, looking the same, running his routes, floating. It still looks effortless.''

    Huddle Up: Gordon will be suspended the first four games of the season, and there's some uncertainty as to how productive he'll be after such a long layoff. He's a boom-or-bust WR2 in fantasy, but you can't go wrong with him as a third receiver.

  • Jared Goff - QB - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 8/22/16 5:16am ET

    Updating previous reports, Los Angeles Rams QB Case Keenum is likely to start Week 1 for the team over QB Jared Goff. Keenum has delivered three touchdowns in four drives this preseason.

    Huddle Up: Keenum offers very little luster in fantasy but would be a low- end QB2. Goff offers more long-term appeal for dynasty leagues, but he'd be a weak QB2 if he is the starter.

  • Josh Doctson - WR - Washington Redskins
    Posted 8/21/16 10:00pm ET

    Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (Achilles') could open the season on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list, which would cost him at least the first six games.

    Huddle Up: If Doctson is going to miss six games, it will be tough to justify stashing a receiver who will likely be fourth in the pecking order for targets.

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