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  • Kerryon Johnson - RB - Detroit Lions
    Posted 6/22/18 8:45pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson spent time returning kickoffs during spring practices.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has long-term upside, but he will have to deal with a crowded backfield as a rookie. Returning kicks won't help his fantasy stock much, but he is still worth grabbing as a RB4 in redraft leagues.

  • Michael Thomas - WR - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 6/22/18 8:19pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas said he changed his diet and added muscle this offseason without changing his playing weight.

    Huddle Up: Thomas is already entrenched as a WR1, and it doesn't sound like his letting success go to his head. He's a legitimate top-five fantasy option at his position.

  • Marcus Mariota - QB - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 6/22/18 7:11pm ET

    Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota has 'looked fast on the occasions when he's taken off' during spring practices, according to Jim Wyatt of

    Huddle Up: Mariota didn't live up to the hype last year, but he has a high fantasy ceiling thanks to his dual-threat ability. Throw in another year of experience and an improved supporting cast, and Mariota is worth drafting as a low-end QB1.

  • Chad Williams - WR - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 6/22/18 6:40pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR Chad Williams is the player most likely to 'step forward' and win the No. 2 receiver job this season, in the opinion of Darren Urban of

    Huddle Up: Williams didn't do much as a rookie, but he could be headed to a much bigger role this season. If he does break camp as a starter, he could be worth a flier in the later rounds of redraft leagues.

  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TE - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 6/22/18 9:41am ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins was constantly open during non-contact practices and made impressive catch after impressive catch, according to Mike Kaye of

    Huddle Up: Per Fantasy Football Calculator, Seferian-Jenkins is the 17th tight end coming off the board with an ADP of 14.01. That's too low even if he does little more than match what he did last year as an underutilized and somewhat misused piece in the New York Jets' offense. The 25-year-old is one of the better bets to finish as a fantasy TE1 that isn't already going inside the top 12 at his position.

  • Carlos Hyde - RB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 6/22/18 9:04am ET

    Cleveland Browns RBs Carlos Hyde, Nick Chubb and Duke Johnson each are expected to play a major role in the team's offense this season, but running backs coach Freddie Kitchens told the team's website he plans to ride the 'hot hand' in the backfield because 'if they are having success, why would you change?'

    Huddle Up: While each of the three running backs is talented enough to serve as a NFL lead back, one has to wonder why the Browns felt the need to add a second-round running back (Chubb) when they signed Hyde for $5 million per year and extended Johnson for more than that over the next three. If the Browns stay with the committee or hot-hand approach all season long, none of the backs figure to be anything more than low-end RB2s in fantasy.

  • DaeSean Hamilton - WR - Denver Broncos
    Posted 6/21/18 8:35pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR DaeSean Hamilton can be counted on to run the proper routes, according to QB Case Keenum. 'To have a receiver that you can count on to be in the right place at the right time, that's always a huge plus,' Keenum said.

    Huddle Up: Hamilton has some veterans in front of him that will limit his appeal in redraft leagues, but he is a player to stash in keeper format.

  • Courtland Sutton - WR - Denver Broncos
    Posted 6/21/18 8:22pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton is a 'friendly target,' according to QB Case Keenum. 'I like throwing him the football,' Keenum said.

    Huddle Up: Sutton's size could make him a factor in the red zone early on, but despite Keenum's praise, he has too much talent in front of him in Denver to be owned in redraft leagues right now. However, Sutton does need to be owned in all keeper formats.

  • Andy Dalton - QB - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 6/21/18 8:03pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton has the 'body of an All-Pro' and is in great shape, according to Gil Brandt of

    Huddle Up: We may have already seen Dalton's best years, but if offseason upgrades to the offensive line work out, he could certainly be one of the better QB2 options in 2018.

  • David Njoku - TE - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 6/21/18 7:55pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku has improved this spring and 'should be a dominant receiver in the red zone,' according to tight ends coach Greg Seamon.

    Huddle Up: Njoku has elite physical tools for his position, and with a year of experience under his belt and a more proven quarterback, he could be primed for a breakout. He has enough upside to grab as a TE2.

  • Pierre Garcon - WR - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 6/21/18 7:06pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers WR Pierre Garcon has been building chemistry with QB Jimmy Garoppolo, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan. 'It's been a good process for them to get here, spend some time together,' Shanahan said.

    Huddle Up: With Garoppolo leading the offense, Garcon should be a dependable WR3 this year, and he could sneak in WR2 territory in PPR formats.

  • Jameis Winston - QB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 6/21/18 3:42pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston is expected to be suspended for the first three games of the 2018 season for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, according to sources. The suspension could increase or decrease depending on the circumstances surrounding the off-field incident.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see when a suspension will officially be announced. Winston could still be a No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues, but owners would need a strong backup to use early in the season. Ryan Fitzpatrick probably would start if Winston sits out but is not a great fantasy option.

  • Martavis Bryant - WR - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 6/21/18 10:34am ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Martavis Bryant has stayed clean and hasn't missed a drug test amid rumors that he could be suspended for a violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy.

    Huddle Up: The Raiders need Bryant to stay on the field after losing Michael Crabtree and with Jordy Nelson's game seemingly declining. Bryant will be Oakland's No. 3 receiving option behind the aforementioned receivers, making him a mid- to late-round consideration.

  • Robby Anderson - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 6/21/18 10:06am ET

    New York Jets WR Robby Anderson pleaded no contest Thursday, June 21, to a reckless driving charge from an arrest in January. He was sentenced to six months of non-reporting probation.

    Huddle Up: Anderson and the Jets can now focus on the offseason. The Jets need Anderson to stay healthy and to stay out of trouble as he is their most talented wide receiver. Everyone on the Jets has limited fantasy value, but Anderson is worth a late-round selection given his upside.

  • Jameis Winston - QB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 6/21/18 7:58am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston is expecting a suspension by the NFL for an incident with an Uber driver in 2016, according to ESPN Radio 97.9 in Tallahassee's Jeff Cameron. Cameron's sources told him that the maximum is likely three games, but the most likely event is that he's suspended one game. Winston was accused of groping a female Uber driver in Scottsdale, Ariz., and the suspension would stem from his failure to report the incident to the league. The personal conduct policy states players are 'to promptly report any matter that comes to their attention (through victim or witness reports, law enforcement, or media reports) that may constitute a violation of this policy.' It's unknown if Winston would appeal.

    Huddle Up: Winston is a midrange QB1 with some upside due to the talent around him. The Bucs have a bye in Week 5, and if he misses three games, then you have him for one game in the first five weeks of the season. You would have to draft another starting option with him in that event. If he misses one game, his value doesn't falter too much.

  • Brandon Marshall - WR - New York Giants
    Posted 6/20/18 11:52pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks WR Brandon Marshall (hamstring, toe) is no lock to make the 53-man roster, according to ESPN's Brady Henderson. This is due to the team's limited financial commitment, which is insurance in case Marshall doesn't heal as well as they hope or if they see more value in retaining a younger option.

    Huddle Up: Obviously the team hopes Marshall heals nicely and shows signs of his earlier prowess as a receiver, due in no small part to the veteran's size in an otherwise small group. Still, it's good to remember that this is a low-risk signing for Seattle, which makes Marshall little more than a late-round flier for fantasy owners.

  • Martavis Bryant - WR - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 6/20/18 11:17pm ET

    The Oakland Raiders fear WR Martavis Bryant could be facing a suspension, believed to be related to the NFL's substance-abuse policy, according to the Las Vegas Journal-Review's Michael Gehlken.

    Huddle Up: While nothing concrete has emerged, reliable sources like the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and ESPN's Paul Gutierrez have made reference to the possibility that something is going on with Bryant. Given Bryant's history, any misstep could result in serious discipline being handed down. There's nothing to do yet but watch and wait, though if you draft early it's something to consider before taking the plunge.

  • Odell Beckham - WR - New York Giants
    Posted 6/20/18 7:53pm ET

    New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. could still consider a holdout if he does not receive a new contract, according to sources in Beckham's camp. Beckham has said he plans to report to training camp on time.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if any progress is made between Beckham and the Giants. He is a No. 1 fantasy receiver when he is on the field and will be selected in one of the first few rounds of drafts.

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 6/20/18 4:55pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones is expected to be joining his teammates for QB Matt Ryan's annual passing camp that he will be holding in July. 'There's probably about 12 (Falcons players) that are going to get together,' Ryan said. 'And (Jones) will certainly be a part of that.'

    Huddle Up: Jones skipped minicamp but it looks like he'll be part of this effort when Atlanta's offensive players get together. He's seeking an adjusted contract but it shouldn't prevent the star wide-out from being ready for Week 1 of the upcoming season. As usual, he'll be a WR1 entering the new campaign. Despite posting only three scores last year, Jones still put up 1,444 yards on 88 catches. The touchdowns figure to spike up.

  • Eric Decker - WR - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 6/20/18 10:43am ET

    Free-agent WR Eric Decker (Titans) said he would love to play for the New England Patriots, adding that he talked to the Patriots last offseason during free agency before signing with the Tennessee Titans.

    Huddle Up: Decker has lost a step at 31 years old, but he's still one of the best remaining wide receivers without a team. The Patriots lost Danny Amendola and will be without Julian Edelman for four games, so this connection could make some sense. For now, though, Decker is undraftable.

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