Brandon Gibson - WR - New England Patriots
New England Patriots WR Brandon Gibson (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Aug. 24.
Huddle Up: More tough luck for Gibson, whose 2013 season in Miami also was cut short by injury. Gibson is tied for the Patriots' team lead with 12 receptions this preseason, and his injury -- combined with the current health woes of several other N.E. wideouts -- led to the signing of veteran Reggie Wayne on Monday.
Jordy Nelson - WR - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) is officially out for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Huddle Up: As expected, Nelson is out for the season with a torn ACL. Davante Adams will now see a big increase in targets, while Jeff Janis' playing time will also increase. Adams' ADP is up to Round 6 and Janis is going in the later rounds.
Montee Ball - RB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball has already lost the backup running back role to RB Ronnie Hillman. RB Juwan Thompson may also surpass Ball in the near future, according to Mike Klis of 9news.com.
Huddle Up: Hillman played well last season when Ball got hurt and he's having a great training camp. If C.J. Anderson goes down the Broncos may use a combination of backs but Hillman looks like he'll be first in line for the most touches.
Lorenzo Taliaferro - RB - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens RB Lorenzo Taliaferro (knee) is expected to be sidelined for a few weeks because of a medial collateral ligament sprain.
Huddle Up: Taliaferro was in line to be Justin Forsett's primary backup and also see some of the goal line work. Now that job will go to rookie Buck Allen while Taliaferro is out. If Allen plays well, he could keep the role even when Taliaferro returns.
Arian Foster - RB - Houston Texans
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) is recovering his groin surgery and there is no timetable for his return at this time, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: Foster remains fantasy football's X-factor heading into drafts. Right now he has an ADP of Round 6 but no one knows for sure when he'll be back on the field.
Joique Bell - RB - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (knee, Achilles') is expected to return this season as a bellcow running back, according to head coach Jim Caldwell. Bell has been nursing injuries all offseason, but Caldwell still envisions him producing similarly to how he did last year.
Huddle Up: Bell will have a large role but Ameer Abdullah is going to see his share of touches as well. The question is Bell's health. He still isn't practicing and the season is less than three weeks away. Bell does represent some value right now. His current ADP is Round 7, while Abdullah is going in Round 4.
Jadeveon Clowney - LB - Houston Texans
Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) has been ruled out for the third preseason game.
Huddle Up: The Texans aren't going to take any chances with Clowney. They're hoping to have him back for Week 1. It's doubtful Clowney plays in the preseason.
Dez Bryant - WR - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (hamstring) did not play against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Aug. 23, as he continues to nurse a hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: Bryant has been dealing with a hamstring injury for over two weeks now. The team doesn't seem too concerned and says it's just playing it safe with their star receiver. Right now, Bryant doesn't appear in any danger of missing the Cowboys' opener.
Johnny Manziel - QB - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel (elbow) will keep his current throwing motion even though the team believes that is what is causing the soreness in his elbow. Manziel did not throw during practice Monday, Aug. 24, so he could rest his elbow.
Huddle Up: Manziel doesn't have a traditional throwing motion but it's hard for a non-pocket passer like him to all of a sudden change the way he throws. Josh McCown is still listed as the Browns' starter but Manziel has had a strong preseason. He's likely to make starts at some point this season.
Jace Amaro - TE - New York Jets
New York Jets TE Jace Amaro (shoulder) is present at practice Monday, Aug. 24, but is not participating in any drills.
Huddle Up: The Jets are expecting big things from Amaro this season but he has been derailed by the shoulder injury. Entering the year, Amaro is nothing more than a TE2 in a suspect passing offense.
Jason Pierre-Paul - DE - New York Giants
New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) plans to report to the team before the start of the regular season but his status for Week 1 is uncertain, according to sources. Pierre-Paul is making good progress in his rehab from the injuries.
Huddle Up: The bizarre Pierre-Paul appears to be drawing near a conclusion as he plans to report to the team in the near future. It's unclear when, or if, he'll play for the Giants this season.
Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (hand, wrist) suffered injuries to his right hand and wrist during the second preseason game Sunday, Aug. 23, and did not return. Head coach Mike McCarthy said Rodgers could have continued playing if it was a regular season game.
Huddle Up: It was a tough day for the Packers after losing Jordy Nelson for the season but the good news is Rodgers will be fine for the season opener against the Bears. Fantasy owners don't have to worry about him.
Reggie Wayne - WR - Free Agent
Free-agent WR Reggie Wayne (Colts) agreed to a one-year deal with the New England Patriots Monday, Aug. 24, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: The Patriots needed depth at receiver, especially with both Julian Edelman and Brandon LaFell nursing injuries. Wayne is now 37 and will provide veteran insurance if LaFell isn't healthy by the start of the season. He's a late-round flier in 14 team leagues but don't overreact to his big name.
Brian Hoyer - QB - Houston Texans
Houston Texans QB Brian Hoyer was named the starting quarterback for the 2015 season.
Huddle Up: Hoyer gets the nod over Ryan Mallett. While Hoyer himself isn't a fantasy factor, he is charged with getting the ball to DeAndre Hopkins so fantasy owners will be paying close attention.
Nick Toon - WR - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints WR Nick Toon (ankle) has a high ankle sprain and could miss as much as two to three weeks, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Rare is the brief absence due to a high ankle sprain, so two to three weeks seems optimistic. The time missed won't help Toon carve out a role in the Saints' changing receiver rotation.
Arrelious Benn - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Arrelious Benn (collarbone) will have surgery on a fractured collarbone Tuesday, Aug. 25. No timetable was given for his return.
Huddle Up: Benn was fighting an uphill battle for fantasy relevancy, logjammed in Jacksonville behind a bevy of talented young receivers. If he was on the bottom of your fantasy cheat sheet for some reason, go ahead and cross him off.
Darren McFadden - RB - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden had three carries for four yards and caught a pass for three yards in two series in a preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Aug. 23.
Huddle Up: On the plus side for McFadden, he didn't get hurt... yet. He's still expected to be part of the backfield committee in Dallas, but performances like this aren't going to earn him any additional touches.
Bishop Sankey - RB - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans RB Bishop Sankey had six carries for 45 yards in a preseason game against the St. Louis Rams Sunday, Aug. 23.
Huddle Up: Perhaps Sankey is feeling the heat from rookie challenger David Cobb, because that was his most productive outing since September of last season.
T.J. Yeldon - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon (finger) will make his preseason debut against the Detroit Lions Friday, Aug. 28. 'If it was a critical time or game, he could have played last week,' head coach Gus Bradley said. 'This week, we feel better about his opportunity. I would see him getting some reps with the 1s and 2s, mostly 1s, though.'
Huddle Up: Jags fans and antasy GMs are eager for their first look at the second-round pick and projected J'ville starter who currently owns the 23rd highest ADP among RBs at 58th overall.
Cam Newton - QB - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton went 4-for-10 for 42 yards and one interception in the second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 22.
Huddle Up: Perhaps Newton misses top WR Kelvin Benjamin more than we think. Second-round WR Devin Funchess (hamstring) didn't play, and three of Newton's four completions and 27 of 42 yards Saturday went to TE Greg Olsen, leaving him 1-for-7 for 15 yards targeting everyone else. Definitely a situation to keep an eye on ...
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