Alvin Kamara - RB - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara said that having a year of experience under his belt will help him build on his rookie season.
Huddle Up: Kamara finished his rookie year as a RB1 while splitting time with Mark Ingram. With Ingram suspended to start the year, Kamara has a golden opportunity to establish himself as a top-five fantasy back, especially in PPR formats.
New York Jets QB Sam Darnold is competing against himself for the starting job during training camp, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, and Mehta believes Darnold will be the starter by the end of the year if he isn't deemed ready to start Week 1.
Huddle Up: Darnold's value is at its highest in dynasty leagues, but if he breaks camp as the starter, he could be worth a flier as a QB2 in the later rounds of redraft leagues.
A.J. McCarron - QB - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills QB AJ McCarron carried the most intrigue of the free-agent quarterbacks that were available this offseason, according to general manager Brandon Beane, and Beane said he is looking forward to what McCarron is able to do during training camp.
Huddle Up: McCarron has a chance to open the year as the starter, but with average weapons in the passing game and Josh Allen waiting in the wings, McCarron is no more than a low-end QB2 with a limited shelf life.
Chris Carson - RB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson is the No. 1 running back on the depth chart entering training camp, according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times.
Huddle Up: After spending a first-round pick on Rashaad Penny, the rookie is going to have a role. However, it sounds like Carson could at least push him for carries. Penny has the better long-term value, but Carson is worth grabbing as a RB5.
Kevin White - WR - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears WR Kevin White was targeted 'way more frequently' during practice Sunday, July 22, than he was all of last summer, according to Rich Campbell of The Chicago Tribune.
Huddle Up: White has been a star-crossed player ever since entering the league as the No. 7 overall pick in the 2015 draft, appearing in only five regular-season games dealing with one injury after another. He has more than enough talent to start opposite Allen Robinson this season if his body cooperates, but only time will tell. White is very much a late-round lottery ticket that could pay off if he can stay on the field in 2018.
Joe Flacco - QB - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco is 'moving and grooving better than he has in several years,' according to offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.
Huddle Up: Flacco was limited throughout training camp and the early part of last season with a back injury, but ESPN's Jamison Hensley noted he looked nimble on a run-pass option and sprinted 20 yards during Sunday's practice. Flacco is locked in as Baltimore starter to be on the season, but the presence of Lamar Jackson will keep pressure on him throughout the season. He's an uninspiring QB2 in most leagues.
New York Giants RBs Saquon Barkley agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth $31.2 million with the New York Giants on Sunday, July 22, according to a source. The deal will contain a fifth-year team option and includes a signing bonus worth a reported $20.76 million.
Huddle Up: Barkley is set to receive a massive workload right away and well worth a selection in the middle of the first round of most fantasy drafts. He will hold even more value in PPR leagues given his advanced skills in the passing game.
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson has shown 'accelerated improvement' and is 'way ahead of the curve now,' according to offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.
Huddle Up: ESPN's Jamison Hensley reports Jackson has already moved ahead of Robert Griffin III on the depth chart. Joe Flacco isn't in any immediate danger of losing his starting job, but Jackson's name will come up throughout the season anytime he has a bad game or two. The rookie is a great best-ball lottery ticket and has QB1 upside if he manages to become the starter at some point in 2018.
Devontae Booker - RB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker has 'good command' of the offensive playbook and become a competent pass protector, according to Mike Klis of 9News, who added Booker is expected to start the season opener over Royce Freeman against the Seattle Seahawks on Sept. 9.
Huddle Up: This news figures to sink the current fifth-round ADP of Freeman and spike the 12th-round ADP of Booker temporarily at the very least. Denver head coach Vance Joseph has already stated he plans on utilizing two and possibly three backs all season long, so this has all the makings of being a 'hot-hand' backfield. Both Booker and Freeman need to be viewed as high-upside RB3s for the time being.
D'Onta Foreman - RB - Houston Texans
Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman (Achilles') is expected to be fully recovered from a torn Achilles' tendon by the start of the regular season.
Huddle Up: Foreman should be viewed as a low-end RB2 or high-end RB3 in all fantasy leagues with plenty of upside. If healthy, he could eventually supplant Lamar Miller as the Texans' starting running back.
The New England Patriots agreed to terms with RB Sony Michel on a four-year contract Sunday, July 22, with an option for a fifth year, according to a source. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Michel will share playing time in the New England backfield with several other players but should receive enough touches to be considered a No. 3 or No. 4 running back in most fantasy leagues. He has added value in keeper and dynasty formats.
Pittsburgh Steelers WR James Washington's production in college won't translate to the NFL, according to an NFL scout. 'In college, he used his body against a lot of people to get separation,' the scout said. 'He's not going to do that. They're going to cover him up in the NFL. He can be a No. 4, or maybe a No. 3 on a bad team.'
Huddle Up: Time will tell if Washington will be effective in the NFL, but in the meantime, he's expected to be the No. 3 receiver for a potent Pittsburgh offense. He is worth a late-round lottery ticket in redraft leagues and a second-round pick in rookie drafts.
Mitchell Trubisky - QB - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky is going to be allowed to 'cut it loose' more often this year, according to head coach Matt Nagy.
Huddle Up: With a year of experience under his belt and more weapons around him, Trubisky should be better equipped to deliver big plays in 2018. He's unproven, but he's still an appealing QB2 with upside.
Baltimore Ravens TE Hayden Hurst said he knows there is pressure on him to produce immediately, but he has 'a lot of confidence' in his football ability.
Huddle Up: Rookie tight ends don't typically provide a lot of fantasy value, but Hurst could have a big enough role to be a TE2 in deeper leagues. He's also one of the best prospects at the position in rookie drafts.
Jordan Howard - RB - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard 'can play all three downs,' according to head coach Matt Nagy. 'We're going to do that,' Nagy said. 'We're going to use him and we're going to use other guys on first and second down when we need to.'
Huddle Up: While Howard will undoubtedly see some targets out of the backfield, Tarik Cohen figures to see plenty of time on passing downs. Howard is still a low-end RB1 or strong RB2, but he is unlikely to have the every-down impact to join the ranks of the elite fantasy backs.
Breshad Perriman - WR - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman said he has some nervousness as he enters a 'make-or-break year,' but he is trying to avoid putting extra pressure on himself.
Huddle Up: Injuries have completely derailed his career, and he might not even make the 53-man roster. Even if he does make the team, he's no more than lottery ticket in dynasty leagues.
Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller made several terrific catches during practice Saturday, July 21.
Huddle Up: Miller has a chance to be a solid contributor in the passing game this season and can be a late-round option in deeper leagues.
Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady indicated that he plans to report to training camp early.
Huddle Up: Brady skipped most of the workouts this offseason but will be ready when training camp begins. He is still one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL despite his age and will be a No. 1 quarterback in all standard leagues.
Antonio Gates - TE - Los Angeles Chargers
The Los Angeles Chargers have continued to express interest in re-signing free-agent TE Antonio Gates, according to general manager Tom Telesco.
Huddle Up: The 38-year-old Gates has slowed down in recent years but is familiar with the club's offense and would make a better fantasy option than the healthy tight ends currently on the Chargers' roster. He should be viewed as a TE2 in most leagues.
Kyle Rudolph - TE - Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph said he's looking forward to working with offensive coordinator John DeFilippo because of DeFilippo's success with tight ends.
Huddle Up: Gary Barnidge and Zach Ertz both had great years under DeFilippo. Rudolph is already an established TE1 because of his red zone prowess, and the addition of Kirk Cousins and DeFilippo could push his ceiling higher.