Phillip Dorsett - WR - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett could be the current favorite for the No. 3 wide receiver position because of his varied skill set. Second-year WR Donte Moncrief is also competing for the No. 3 spot.
Huddle Up: A knee issue last week has slowed the first-round pick Dorsett of late, leaving the door open for the bigger Moncrief (6-2, 220) to possibly make his case this weekend. Stay tuned ...
Chris Ivory - RB - New York Jets
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory has had the best camp since landing with the Jets in 2013 and is primed for a career year, in the opinion of ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini. Ivory could see an expansion of his role in the passing game as well as QB Ryan Fitzpatrick throws to his check-down options.
Huddle Up: With Stevan Ridley spending the preseason on the PUP list, Ivory has had the starting spotlight all to himself, and he's flying under the radar as a low-end flex option, currently being drafted 30th among RBs.
Jadeveon Clowney - LB - Houston Texans
Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) will not play in either of the final two preseason games but is on track for the start of the regular season, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: No real surprise here as the Texans don't want to see the former No. 1 overall pick's progress ruined by a setback in a meaningless game.
Marshawn Lynch - RB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch probably will be limited to a few carries if he plays in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29. Head coach Pete Carroll would not say if Lynch will see any playing time during the game.
Huddle Up: Whether he gets a few token preseason carries or not, one of the true, no-doubt RB1s will be ready for the Sept. 13 regular-season opener in St. Louis.
Mike Evans - WR - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (hamstring) said he thinks it's smart not to play the last two preseason games with a hampered hamstring. 'There's no reason to risk it,' Evans said. 'I've already proven myself. And this way I can just try to get back for Week 1 of the regular season.' Evans added that if he had to play, he could.
Huddle Up: If most teams weren't adverse to risking or pushing their star players in the preseason, they likely are now after last week's season-ending injury suffered by the Packers' Jordy Nelson. Evans is a low-end WR1 in all scoring formats.
David Cobb - RB - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans RB David Cobb didn't make the trip for the third preseason game due to a calf injury. The rookie also needs to improve his work ethic, according to running backs coach Sylvester Croom. 'I like his natural running ability, his natural running instincts,' Croom said. 'But he has a long way to go. He has to learn how to be a pro as far as work ethic, taking care of his body, getting in here early and doing the little things it takes to be a pro. He still hasn't quite learned what being professional means, so he has to learn that. There's no scholarships here, and his work ethic has to be better. He has to learn to practice like you play in a game. Once he does that, he has a chance to be a good football player.'
Huddle Up: Many had pegged the fifth-round pick as a fantasy sleeper and a threat to unseat Bishop Sankey as the Titans' lead back, but Sankey has displayed a much-improved game this summer and clearly should be the first Tennessee RB off the board.
Julian Edelman - WR - New England Patriots
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (ankle) isn't expected to play Friday, Aug. 28, against the Carolina Panthers as he continues to rest his injured ankle.
Huddle Up: The Pats' receptions leader in each of the past two seasons has yet to play this preseason. There's no indication he's in any danger of missing the Sept. 10 season opener, but it is the Patriots so we truly might not know until a hour before kickoff.
Sam Bradford - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford will play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29, but head coach Chip Kelly wouldn't say how much Bradford would play.
Huddle Up: After sitting out the exhibition opener, Bradford was 3-of-5 for 35 yards in the second preseason game and took the controversial hit to his knees, but we should get to see Bradford for at least a few possessions Saturday -- probably our last glimpse of the Eagles' new QB before the Sept. 14 regular-season opener.
Rashad Greene - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Rashad Greene has impressed the coaching staff and is 'making strides' during camp, according to wide receivers coach Jerry Sullivan.
Huddle Up: Greene has been a hit this preseason, but his fantasy value is thwarted by the glut of receivers on the Jacksonville depth chart and the ceiling of toiling in the Jaguars' passing game.
Nelson Agholor - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor should be the 'second-most productive receiver on the team when the season ends,' according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Huddle Up: No surprise that Agholor is standing out; the Eagles spent a first-round pick on him hoping he could step right in for the departed Jeremy Maclin and to this point he has not disappointed. He's not that far behind Jordan Matthews on most fantasy draft boards, and Agholor's stock is on the rise.
DeMarco Murray - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray said he doesn't know what the running back rotation will be this year, but he said he doesn't expect to 'alternate series' with RB Ryan Mathews.
Huddle Up: As long as he remains healthy, Murray will be the lead back in what should be one of the most explosive offenses -- and that's certainly enough to warrant RB1 status -- but Mathews also will get his share of work and the argument can be made that he's the most valuable No. 2 RB/handcuff in fantasy.
Coby Fleener - TE - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener (knee) will hopefully return to practice at some point next week, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.
Huddle Up: Fleener finished with a 51-774-8 stat line a season ago and wound up as fantasy's sixth-ranked tight end, but The Huddle currently ranks him as a TE3 in light of the Colts' added weaponry of Indy and a projected full season out of fellow TE Dwayne Allen.
Latavius Murray - RB - Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray has been working on his hands in order to improve as a receiver and make himself an all-around player.
Huddle Up: Murray caught 17 of his 23 targets a year ago for 143 yards, but offseason-addition Roy Helu -- if he ever gets healthy -- projects as the Silver & Black's main pass-catching back. Still, if Murray displays improved hands early, he could see a solid share of the third-down snaps.
Darrius Heyward-Bey - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey could be the No. 3 wide receiver if WR Martavis Bryant has to sit out the first four weeks of the regular season.
Huddle Up: Just when you think you've seen the last of the former first-round flop ...
Robert Griffin III - QB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (concussion) has been cleared to play Saturday, Aug. 29, against the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Let's see if Griffin can bounce back, receive some better protection and show something after compiling a 6-of-13, 44-yard, no-TD line with a fumble and three sacks in Washington's first two exhibition contests.
Chris Johnson - RB - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson is expected to make the 53-man roster despite not playing for his new team yet.
Huddle Up: The Cards added Johnson at a team-friendly price, so there are concerns there. But there are worries about the team's top two backs -- Andre Ellington (health) and rookie David Johnson (inexperience) -- so having some veteran insurance is a priority.
Jordan Matthews - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews is likely to remain in the slot this season, but he may play in some two-receiver sets on the outside. 'I've been doing some of both (in the slot and outside,]' Matthews said. 'But I'm going to do whatever the coaches want me to do, man. Shoot, if they want to put me at running back, I'll go and do it.'
Huddle Up: Matthews worked primarily out of the slot last season as a rookie and finished as fantasy's 24th-best wideout (67-872-8). And that was with Jeremy Maclin racking up a team-leading 143 targets and 85 receptions. Now he's a got a year under his belt and should be the most-frequently targeted pass-catcher in the Eagles' high-powered offense, making him a prime WR2 draft-day target.
Ryan Mallett - QB - Houston Texans
Updating a previous report, Houston Texans QB Ryan Mallett missed practice Thursday, Aug. 27, because he overslept. Mallett was present for meetings later on, however. He will also be at practice Friday, Aug. 28.
Huddle Up: Perhaps he was dreaming that he was the Texans' starting QB. In any case, we can hardly wait to see how this plays out on next week's Hard Knocks.
Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and the rest of Green Bay's starters will not play Saturday, Aug. 29, versus the Philadelphia Eagles, according to QB Matt Blanchard.
Huddle Up: When you've just lost a Jordy Nelson to a preseason ACL tear, this is one way to respond.
Dez Bryant - WR - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (hamstring) has continued to increase his repetitions in practice and had two touchdowns in one-on-one drills Wednesday, Aug. 26.
Huddle Up: The newly paid Dez is unlikely to repeat his 16 TD catches of a season ago, but he should get close enough to more than live up to his current ADP of 8 -- one of two WRs among the top-10 picks in standard-scoring drafts.
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