Adrian Peterson - RB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson is not considered a lock to make the 53-man roster with head coach Jay Gruden indicating Peterson is competing to be one of the team's 'first and second down guys.' Peterson's contract is not guaranteed unless he's on the active roster for Week 1.
Huddle Up: Peterson is competing with RBs Samaje Perine and Rob Kelley for a spot, and it doesn't sound like Gruden is married to the idea of having AD in DC for Week 1. Peterson's value is already marginal, but definitely keep an eye on his performance the next week-plus to see if he's even gonna make the cut.
Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones and RB Devonta Freeman will not play in either of the last two preseason games, according to head coach Dan Quinn. Quinn said he did not want either to play in the preseason because of their injury histories.
Huddle Up: Freeman and Jones will be ready for the start of the regular season and both will be popular fantasy options in all leagues. Jones will be a No. 1 receiver and likely will be selected in one of the first few rounds of drafts, while Freeman can be a No. 2 fantasy running back.
Matt Bryant - PK - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons PK Matt Bryant (undisclosed) will kick during practice Wednesday, Aug. 22.
Huddle Up: Bryant has missed the first two preseason games because of an undisclosed injury but may be available for the third preseason game. He will be a solid weekly starting option this season if healthy.
Rishard Matthews - WR - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans WR Rishard Matthews (undisclosed) is making progress in his recovery and hopefully will be back on the field shortly, according to head coach Mike Vrabel.
Huddle Up: Matthews has missed the entire training camp because of an undisclosed injury, so his status for Week 1 may be a question mark at this point. He likely will be a starter for the Titans when he is healthy and is coming off a solid 2017 season. He has a chance to be a No. 3 receiver in some fantasy leagues.
Theo Riddick - RB - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 21.
Huddle Up: It is not known if Riddick is dealing with an injury or just needed a day off. He likely will continue to be used mostly as a receiver out of the backfield and can be a No. 2 running back or flex option in point-per-reception leagues.
Josh Gordon - WR - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon should be on the practice field very soon, according to head coach Hue Jackson.
Huddle Up: Gordon appears to be on track to meet the conditions needed to return to the field. Gordon should be considered a No. 1 or No. 2 fantasy receiver as long as he is on the field but is a risky option because of his previous off-field issues.
Jay Ajayi - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles RB Jay Ajayi (undisclosed) has been missing practice because of a lower body injury, according to head coach Doug Pederson.
Huddle Up: Ajayi has some time to recover from the injury before the regular season begins, so owners should monitor the situation. Ajayi will be part of a committee this season but likely will lead the team in carries. He can be a No. 2 or No. 3 running back in standard leagues.
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.