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  • Jimmy Graham - TE - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 7/19/18 9:59pm ET

    Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham will likely split out wide as a receiver much more often than in-line as a traditional tight end this season, according to USA Today Network Wisconsin's Aaron Nagler.

    Huddle Up: While much has been made of who will be the WR3 behind Davante Adams and Randall Cobb, the reality is Graham will likely fill that role quite often with Marcedes Lewis in the more traditional role. It figures to be much closer to what he did in New Orleans than in Seattle, which could bode well for his statistical outlook in 2018. Consider Graham a midrange TE1 with top-five upside.

  • Royce Freeman - RB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 7/19/18 8:04pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman 'catches the ball well,' according to head coach Vance Joseph.

    Huddle Up: Freeman is already expected to see his share of carries on early downs, and if he can contribute in the passing game, it will only improve his chances of becoming the unquestioned lead back. He's a RB3 candidate in redraft leagues and a first-round pick in rookie drafts.

  • Deshaun Watson - QB - Houston Texans
    Posted 7/19/18 7:28pm ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) said he will be a 'full-go' when training camp begins.

    Huddle Up: All signs point to Watson being ready for the start of the season, and even though he is coming off a knee injury, Watson has to be considered a QB1 after he threw an NFL-record 19 touchdown passes in his first seven games last year.

  • Brice Butler - WR - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 7/19/18 7:01pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk is not in the mix for the No. 2 receiver job, according to Mike Jurecki of 98.7 Arizona, and Jurecki believes either WR Chad Williams, WR JJ Nelson or WR Brice Butler will win the job.

    Huddle Up: Kirk could still have a role in the passing attack as a rookie, a role that could grow as the season goes on. He is still worth a flier at the end of drafts, and his long-term upside makes him a potential first-round option in rookie drafts.

  • Chad Williams - WR - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 7/19/18 6:54pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR Chad Williams looks more confident and comfortable this offseason and is one of the players in the mix for the No. 2 receiver job, in the opinion of Mike Jurecki of 98.7 Arizona.

    Huddle Up: Williams is unproven, but if he heads into the season as the starter, he will be worth a flier as a WR5.

  • Robby Anderson - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 7/19/18 6:39pm ET

    New York Jets WR Robby Anderson is set to 'explode' and become a 'more complete player' in 2018, according to wide receivers coach Karl Dorrell.

    Huddle Up: Anderson could be facing punishment for some issues off the field, but after nearly reaching 1,000 yards last year and flashing big-play potential, he is worth a look as a WR3.

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 7/19/18 1:14pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones will not receive a new deal at this point, but the Falcons have told Jones that they will work on his contract situation next offseason, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Jones may skip some time during training camp but should be on the field for Week 1. He is one of the top receivers in the NFL and should be selected in one of the first two rounds of all fantasy drafts.

  • Allen Robinson - WR - Chicago Bears
    Posted 7/19/18 10:19am ET

    Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson (knee) is 'full steam ahead' as the Bears commence training camp, according to head coach Matt Nagy.

    Huddle Up: Don't expect the Bears to push Robinson too hard in his comeback from a torn ACL so as to avoid any setbacks or aggravations. Robinson begins a promising second start in what is still a young NFL career. As Chicago's No. 1 wide receiver in what will be a potentially improved offense, Robinson has low-end WR1 to high-end WR2 intrigue.

  • Joe Mixon - RB - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 7/19/18 9:33am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon has shed weight this offseason, going from 230 pounds to 218 pounds. 'I feel like that's where I play my best,' Mixon said. 'I was trying to get last year but I wasn't able to make it. I feel real good. My body feels real good. I feel like I'm in really good shape.'

    Huddle Up: This is the kind of stuff you want to hear during the offseason. Mixon held his own as a rookie behind a suspect line, but he was considered by and large to be a disappointment. With an improved line and an improved physique, Mixon is primed to reach low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 status.

  • Breshad Perriman - WR - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 7/19/18 5:58am ET

    Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman will likely have his $649,485 roster bonus picked up by the deadline Saturday, July 21. He'll have to battle for a spot on the 53-man roster.

    Huddle Up: Perriman still has tools that made him a first-round pick in 2015, but he has missed so much time that he is really behind the 8-ball. He's probably not worth drafting unless one of the top three receivers go down.

  • Randall Cobb - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 7/19/18 5:50am ET

    Updating previous reports, Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (ankle) is out of his walking boot and expects to be ready for training camp. He said it wasn't known if he would have limitations yet.

    Huddle Up: Cobb is in a position to contribute as the second wide out. He can be a serviceable WR3 in fantasy, but he's always an injury risk.

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 7/18/18 10:30pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones was recently informed that the team had not budgeted to renegotiate Jones' contract in 2018 and have no plan to give him a raise for the upcoming season, according to The Athletic's Jeff Schultz. The Falcons did promise to renegotiate after the season, however, and hope that Jones will report to training camp on time.

    Huddle Up: This is surely not what Jones wanted to hear, but the ball is now firmly in his court. Does he report, play out 2018 and hope the team keeps its word? Or does he sit out and try to leverage a Falcons team with championship aspirations to the negotiating table? We'll know more on July 26, which is when veterans are due to report. For the time being Jones has to be considered as a solid WR1 based on a lengthy history of top-level production.

  • Rex Burkhead - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 7/18/18 6:34pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead has a good chance to enter the season as the No. 1 option for the team from a traditional running back perspective.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead probably will lead the team in carries this season and should also see some work in the passing game. He can be a No. 2 or No. 3 running back in most fantasy leagues if he is the top option at running back.

  • Derrius Guice - RB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 7/18/18 5:48pm ET

    Washington Redskins SS D.J. Swearinger predicted that RB Derrius Guice 'will be a Pro Bowler,' while adding, 'He will be one of the top three rushers in the league this year. For sure. No doubt in my mind about that.'

    Huddle Up: Swearinger will be entering his seventh year in the league and is one of the team's captains, so his glowing commentary does hold at least a little bit of water. The problem is it's still unknown what Guice's workload will be out of the gate, with the Redskins also having Chris Thompson, Samaje Perine and Rob Kelley. Guice is worth targeting regardless, though, for his incredibly high ceiling, being capable of notching RB1 production.

  • Jermaine Kearse - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 7/18/18 5:06pm ET

    New York Jets WR Jermaine Kearse is not on the roster bubble despite speculation that the club may move on from him, according to Brian Costello of the New York Post. Costello also believes Kearse can be a 'major player' in offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates' offense.

    Huddle Up: The speculation of the Jets possibly dumping Kearse was fueled by their added depth at the wide receiver position, but it doesn't seem like that will happen. Kearse actually registered career highs across the board in receptions (65), targets (103) and yards (810) in his first year with the Jets, while also tying his high for touchdowns (five) in a season. He may have something to offer owners as a WR3.

  • Randall Cobb - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 7/18/18 3:54pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (ankle) confirmed Wednesday, July 18, that he'll be able to take part in training camp -- this despite being spotted in a 'boot cast' in June. However, Cobb said he is not sure if there will be any restrictions until he talks to the training staff.

    Huddle Up: Cobb is years separated from his prime but he still has value to offer fantasy owners as long as Aaron Rodgers is the one throwing him the football. Even with Rodgers missing more than half the season last year, Cobb managed to put up serviceable numbers in 2017, logging 66 catches for 653 yards and four scores in 15 games. He can be targeted as a fine WR3 option.

  • Joe Flacco - QB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 7/18/18 12:34pm ET

    Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco 'got a lot of good work in' with his wide receivers last week, according to WR Willie Snead.

    Huddle Up: Flacco hasn't usually been one to go the extra mile during the offseason, so it's reassuring to see him make the effort to build better chemistry with his receivers. There is an underrated crop of pass-catchers in Baltimore, but Flacco has proven time and again that he is not a reliable starting fantasy quarterback and he could eventually be overtaken by talented rookie Lamar Jackson.

  • Shane Vereen - RB - Free Agent
    Posted 7/18/18 8:39am ET

    Free-agent RB Shane Vereen (Giants) signed an undisclosed deal with the New Orleans Saints Wednesday, July 18.

    Huddle Up: Vereen looks to be depth for Mark Ingram's four-game suspension. Vereen could spell Alvin Kamara on third down, and he can be a short-term RB5 in PPR leagues.

  • Jordan Matthews - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 7/18/18 6:35am ET

    New England Patriots WR Jordan Matthews is considered a lock to make the team, according to beat writer Mike Reiss.

    Huddle Up: It seems trivial to even consider him not making a depleted roster with a suspended Julian Edelman, but Matthews' fantasy stock has plummeted. He just turned 26 and still has the potential to be a WR3 in fantasy at a WR4 or WR5 price.

  • Aaron Jones - RB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 7/17/18 9:48pm ET

    Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones will end up as the team's starting running back this season in the opinion of USA Today Network Wisconsin's Stu Courtney.

    Huddle Up: Courtney cites Jones' talent, favorably comparing his stats to those of Minnesota's Dalvin Cook, and the endorsement of Aaron Rodgers as the reasons that Jones will eventually become Green Bay's RB1. Between his two-game suspension and durability concerns dating back to UTEP, however, Jones still carries plenty of downside. Consider him a mid-round stash candidate.

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