Kenny Stills - WR - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins WR Kenny Stills (ankle, calf) participated in practice Tuesday, Aug. 21.
Huddle Up: Stills may not play in the third preseason game but should be ready for the start of the regular season. He likely will be one of the starting receivers for Miami this season and can be considered a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy receiver.
Cole Beasley - WR - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley (groin) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 21.
Huddle Up: Beasley possesses sleeper appeal in a shallow Dallas receiving corps. He's a better bet in PPR formats, though.
Rashaad Penny - RB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny (finger) will be good to go for Week 1, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Huddle Up: Penny will play, but how much? As of now he is behind sophomore Chris Carson and will need to outplay his counterpart in order to reach his maximum potential. In traditional leagues, he can't be drafted as more than a low-end RB2 to high-end RB3.
Doug Baldwin - WR - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (knee) has been progressing as expected and will be ready to play in Week 1, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Huddle Up: Baldwin is the focal point of Seattle's passing game and has been for years as Russell Wilson's go-to target. He's a WR1 option again this year as long as he doesn't see any setbacks over the next few weeks.
D.J. Moore - WR - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers WR D.J. Moore was cited for allegedly speeding in a work zone Tuesday, Aug. 21, going 113 miles per hour. Head coach Ron Rivera said Moore has been cooperative and was honest with the organization about the incident.
Huddle Up: Whether or not Moore is reprimanded by the Panthers or the NFL remains to be seen. For now, he's the No. 3 target in Carolina and has a promising rookie year ahead of him. Drafting him as a low-end WR3 to high-end WR4 is feasible.
Tyrell Williams - WR - Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers WR Tyrell Williams (foot) was not able to practice due to foot soreness. Head coach Anthony Lynn said Williams will be OK.
Huddle Up: Williams is flying under the radar with Keenan Allen and Mike Williams hogging the spotlight. He's two years removed from a 1,000-yard, seven touchdown campaign. He's worth a look as a WR4.
Adrian Peterson - RB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson is in great shape and has a chance to play this weekend if he is caught up to speed, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: Other than Chris Thompson, the Redskins' backfield is a crapshoot right now with Peterson being the latest shiny toy. Rob Kelley, Peterson and Samaje Perine all devalue each other but are all still draftable, oddly enough.
DeVante Parker - WR - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (finger) still can't catch the ball and won't play this week. His Week 1 status is up in the air, according to head coach Adam Gase.
Huddle Up: Parker's offseason continues on a downward swing. If he is unable to play in Week 1 then Kenny Stills, Danny Amendola and Albert Wilson immediately benefit. Stills, in particular, is likely to be Ryan Tannehill's No. 1 target for at least one game. For now, Parker hangs around WR3 to WR4 territory.
Dalvin Cook - RB - Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook's (knee) status is uncertain for now, but offensive coordinator John DeFilippo said the Vikings are looking forward to 'possibly' seeing him play.
Huddle Up: It's a more positive outlook than last week. If Cook does play it won't be much. Naturally, the Vikings don't want to risk aggravating what was a serious knee injury. Cook has said he's healthy, though. As such, he's an RB1 candidate even if he splits time with Latavius Murray.
Terrance West - RB - Baltimore Ravens
New Orleans Saints RB Terrance West was released Tuesday, Aug. 21.
Huddle Up: West still has value, but the Saints have a slew of backs trying to cover for Mark Ingram's suspension behind stud Alvin Kamara. He should latch on somewhere quickly and could be a low-end RB3 in the right situation.
Ronald Jones - RB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones is working on his skills as a receiver. 'In college, there's probably a reason they only threw to (Jones) 17 times,' running backs coach Tim Spencer said. 'But I think he's worked on his game, he's worked on his hands, his eyes. To me, (the thing) I see with him, is eye-hand coordination and following the ball, concentrating and believing you can get the job done.'
Huddle Up: That first sentence is an eye-popping quote and certainly is an indictment on Jones at this stage of his young career. Peyton Barber has a firm grasp on the job, but Jones has upside as an RB4.
Rishard Matthews - WR - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans WR Rishard Matthews agreed to a one-year extension Tuesday, Aug. 21, through 2019. The extension is a team option with a base value of $7.75 million.
Huddle Up: The deal is made as Matthews continues to deal with an undisclosed injury that has cast a shadow of doubt over his Week 1 status. He's a WR3 in fantasy, but that clout is starting to slide as we enter the third week of the preseason.
T.Y. Hilton - WR - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (shoulder) did not play in the team's second preseason game Monday, Aug. 20, against the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Hilton has a sprained shoulder but it's not something that should affect his health going into the regular season. In fact, one of the great things about drafting Hilton is his durability, having missed just one game in his six-year career. Though he's coming off a campaign that saw him log his fewest receiving yards since his rookie year, not to mention a career-low four touchdowns, he can be viewed as a safe WR2 with Andrew Luck back under center.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TE - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins is 'clearly locked in as the starting tight end,' according to Mike Kaye of FirstCoastNews.com.
Huddle Up: Although we haven't seen Seferian-Jenkins yet in preseason action, it's possible he provides useful value in fantasy leagues this year. He's always had talent, with injuries and off-the-field issues preventing him from becoming something significant. In a Jacksonville offense looking for pass-catching options to regularly lean on, Seferian-Jenkins could make a notable impact.
Lamar Jackson - QB - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson finished 7-of-15 for 49 yards and a touchdown and added 26 yards rushing on four carries in Week 2 preseason action against the Indianapolis Colts on Monday, Aug. 20.
Huddle Up: This game again showed why fantasy owners should be both excited and need to be patient with the former Heisman Trophy winner, as his touchdown pass on the run to Chris Moore was a thing of beauty. Conversely, he absorbed too much punishment trying to make things happen as a runner. His athleticism is going to put him on the high-end QB2 radar if Joe Flacco gets hurt, but it is obvious he needs more time to develop his game.
Nyheim Hines - RB - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts RB Nyheim Hines ran five times for 12 yards and caught one pass for nine yards in Week 2 preseason action versus the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, Aug. 20.
Huddle Up: Hines has reportedly been struggling in camp and hasn't torn it up in exhibition play either, totaling 19 yards on eight carries. He has also fumbled four times, which definitely isn't going to help his cause. The rookie needs to be in space to be at his best, and he isn't getting many of those opportunities thus far. It remains to be seen whether or not he'll get those chances in the team's dress rehearsal this Saturday against the San Francisco 49ers. For now, owners need to view him as a later-round lottery ticket.
Jordan Wilkins - RB - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts RB Jordan Wilkins ran seven times for 26 yards and caught two passes for 17 yards in Week 2 preseason action versus the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, Aug. 20.
Huddle Up: It's not the type of performance that figures to put a ton of heat on likely starter Marlon Mack, but it has been assumed for some time the Colts would be utilizing a committee backfield. Wilkins did himself no favors by fumbling near the goal line, although the play resulted in a touchdown anyway when the ball bounced nicely into the waiting hands of Chester Rogers. Wilkins should be considered no more than a middling RB4 at this point.
Andrew Luck - QB - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck went 6-of-13 for 50 yards and an interception in Week 2 preseason action versus the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, Aug. 20.
Huddle Up: The one big caveat here is Luck did not have T.Y. Hilton, Marlon Mack or Nyheim Hines available to him. With that said, Luck was sacked twice in 23 plays and forced a red zone throw in the direction of Jack Doyle that was intercepted. While it's a step back for Luck, it's hardly a surprise he struggled without some of his best weapons against what figures to be one of the better defenses in the league again this year. While he comes with some obvious risk, he is still very much in the low-end QB1 discussion.
Joe Flacco - QB - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco finished 7-of-9 for 72 yards and one touchdown in Week 2 preseason action against the Indianapolis Colts on Monday, Aug. 20.
Huddle Up: Flacco connected with Michael Crabtree along the sideline on a 29-yard play before finding John Brown in the back of the end zone on a 7-yard throw. The 33-year-old has been on point so far in two preseason games, healthy after being dogged by injuries for the first half of last season. While he should not be viewed as anything more than an average fantasy QB2, a healthy Flacco should be good enough to make Crabtree and Brown relevant in fantasy.
Josh Gordon - WR - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon (personal) will not be active for Week 3 of the preseason. Gordon remains on the Active/Non-Football Illness list and has not resumed practicing.
Huddle Up: Gordon's situation is ongoing. It has already been reported that he has a chance to play Week 1, but his long-term potential is obviously risky. Feel free to grab him as a mid-range WR2, but have a contingency plan in place.