Michael Crabtree - WR - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens WR Michael Crabtree was called 'the guy' by QB Joe Flacco when the latter was asked about chemistry with his new receivers following an OTA session on Thursday, May 24.
Huddle Up: The Ravens did well to add a plethora of veteran receivers such as John Brown and Willie Snead, but Crabtree is the only receiver on the roster who has experienced any prolonged NFL success. Owners should expect well over 100 targets for Crabtree, who should be able to contend for WR2 status in fantasy if he can stay healthy this season.
Jordan Howard - RB - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard is working on some issues to help him become a better receiver out of the backfield, according to new running backs coach Charles London, who mentioned hand placement, focus and concentration and hand-eye coordination as some of the areas he is hoping to see improvement.
Huddle Up: The ability to contribute much as a receiver has been Howard's one fatal flaw when it comes to taking the next step and becoming a potential elite fantasy starter. With all the skill-position talent they now have on the roster, the Bears should be able to open things up for the running game, which should make the third-year back's job as easy as it has ever been. Even if he loses a few more snaps to Tarik Cohen, Howard is primed to enjoy the best fantasy season of his career in 2018.
Kevin White - WR - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears WR Kevin White said he isn't worried about his fifth-year option being declined and believes 'anything' is possible for him this season.
Huddle Up: White has been a monumental bust up to this point, and he's been unable to stay healthy enough to even take the field. He'll be no more than a Hail Mary pick in the final rounds of drafts.
Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is not expected to report to camp before he did a year ago, which was just prior to Week 1 of the 2017 season, while still holding out for a long-term deal. Bell wants to be 'by far the highest-paid running back' in the league.
Huddle Up: It's hard to blame Bell after he posted yet another monstrous campaign last season, registering a career-best nine rushing touchdowns to go with 1,291 yards on the ground via 321 rush attempts. He also accumulated 655 yards and a pair of touchdowns through the air on a career-high 85 receptions. Bell is a no-brainer early first-round pick in fantasy drafts, as usual.
Arizona Cardinals second-round draft choice WR Christian Kirk signed a four-year contract with the Cardinals Thursday, May 24. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Kirk has a chance to be the No. 2 or No. 3 receiver for the Cardinals this upcoming season and should receive a solid amount of targets. He can be a late-round pick in deeper leagues and serve as a No. 4 or No. 5 fantasy receiver.
Josh McCown - QB - New York Jets
New York Jets QB Teddy Bridgewater will be considered for the starting quarterback job Week 1 if he plays well during the preseason and QB Sam Darnold shows he is not ready to play, according to sources. QB Josh McCown likely would be the starter if Bridgewater and Darnold struggle during the preseason.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation during training camp and the preseason to see if Darnold, Bridgewater or McCown will be the starting quarterback. None of the quarterbacks would be more than a No. 2 quarterback in most fantasy leagues.
LeSean McCoy - RB - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (illness) was limited during organized team activities Thursday, May 24, because of an illness.
Huddle Up: McCoy will continue to be a main focus on offense this upcoming season and should be one of the league leaders in touches. He can be a No. 1 running back in all fantasy leagues and will be selected in one of the first two rounds of drafts.
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco was relatively mum regarding his opinion of the Ravens selecting QB Lamar Jackson with their first pick. 'When you draft anyone in the first round, there is always a plan,' Flacco said. 'What that plan is? I don't know. I'm worried about right now.'
Huddle Up: Flacco has to be a little miffed that his career-long franchise used their first-round pick on a fellow quarterback. Flacco's job is in trouble, but he was never a reliable fantasy asset anyway. He can be avoided in traditional leagues.
Mark Ingram - RB - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram is expected to report to the mandatory three-day minicamp in June despite being suspended for the first four games of the regular season, according to head coach Sean Payton.
Huddle Up: Ingram has plenty of time to stay in shape and stay on fresh on the Saints' playbook. Alvin Kamara will handle the majority of backfield duties until his return and merits top-five PPR consideration at his position. The suspension and the presence of Kamara give Ingram low-end RB2 to high-end RB3 value.
Cameron Meredith - WR - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints WR Cameron Meredith (knee) is way ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to head coach Sean Payton. Payton added that the Saints have a 'clear vision' on how they want to use their new receiver.
Huddle Up: If Meredith stays on this pace then there's a better than good chance he'll be fully available for training camp. The Saints won't want to push him too hard, though. New Orleans' crowded offense stunts Meredith's potential. As such, he's a WR4 or flex option.
Kelvin Benjamin - WR - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is a full participant and off to a good start at organized team activities, according to head coach Sean McDermott.
Huddle Up: Benjamin is the No. 1 wide receiver on the Bills and will see a high volume of targets if he can stay on the field. That being said, the Bills' quarterback crew is an unreliable one, which limits Benjamin's upside. Drafting him as more than a low-end WR3 or high-end WR4 is playing with fire.
Tavon Austin - WR - Los Angeles Rams
Dallas Cowboys WR Tavon Austin will be implemented into the offense in a variety of ways, according to QB Dak Prescott. Austin can line up in the backfield, play X and Z wide receiver or line up in the slot.
Huddle Up: Austin is a shifty Swiss army knife, but he has disappointed his entire career since being a top-10 pick in 2013. Admittedly, the Cowboys are shallow at the receiver position and Dallas provides a fresh start for the perennial letdown. Nevertheless, he is, at best, a late-round flier.
Zay Jones - WR - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones (knee) had knee surgery Thursday, May 24, and will miss the remainder of the offseason program.
Huddle Up: It has been an offseason to forget for Jones, but he still has WR5 clout.
Dez Bryant - WR - Dallas Cowboys
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said he does not expect the Packers to sign free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) this offseason.
Huddle Up: Bryant has not received a lot of interest since being cut and rejected the only offer he has received. He may need to wait until training camp to sign with a team. He can still be a solid receiver and has a chance to be a No. 3 fantasy receiver in 2018.
Rishard Matthews - WR - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans WR Rishard Matthews (undisclosed) is dealing with a minor undisclosed injury but should return to the field before offseason workouts end.
Huddle Up: Matthews will be one of the starting receivers for the Titans and will have a solid role in the passing game. He can be a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver for fantasy owners in 2018.
Andrew Luck - QB - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) did not throw during organized team activities Wednesday, May 23, and head coach Frank Reich said he is not sure if Luck will throw before the end of June minicamp but is confident that Luck will ramp things up in time for training camp.
Huddle Up: Owners will continue to monitor the situation to see when Luck will be able to throw again. He is one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL when he is healthy but will be a risky option for fantasy owners in 2018. Owners that select him will need very good backup options on their roster.
Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks said he has not ruled out QB Josh Rosen being the starting quarterback this upcoming season.
Huddle Up: Sam Bradford is considered the Cardinals' starting quarterback at this point, but Rosen could outperform Bradford during training camp. Owners should monitor the situation during camp because Rosen could be a No. 2 quarterback in deeper leagues if he wins the job.
Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield threw three interceptions during organized team activities Wednesday, May 23, with two of the three interceptions tipping off receivers' hands.
Huddle Up: Mayfield is currently the No. 3 quarterback for the Browns but should move up the depth chart during training camp. He may not be the starting quarterback for the opener but has a decent chance to start at some point in 2018. He will be a popular pick in keeper leagues but can be avoided in standard leagues.
Albert Wilson - WR - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins WR Albert Wilson said he has lined up as an outside receiver as well as a slot receiver during organized team activities.
Huddle Up: Wilson probably will serve as the No. 3 or No. 4 receiver for the Dolphins this season and should see a decent amount of targets. He could be a late-round option in deeper leagues but may go undrafted in most leagues.
Frank Gore - RB - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins RB Frank Gore likely will not participate in many team drills during offseason workouts, according to head coach Adam Gase.
Huddle Up: The team probably wants to keep Gore fresh for the regular season, so Kenyan Drake should receive plenty of work during workouts. Gore will share playing time with Drake but could see a majority of the carries. Gore has a chance to be a No. 3 or No. 4 back for fantasy owners.