Ryan Grant - WR - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts WR Ryan Grant is the favorite over Chester Rogers to start opposite T.Y. Hilton, based on the one-year, $5 million contract Grant signed in free agency, according to NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal.
Huddle Up: It's poor reasoning from Rosenthal and runs counter to The Indianapolis Star' Zak Keefer, who reported a couple of weeks ago that Rogers is the 'leading candidate' to start in 2018. Rogers is reportedly picking up the new offense quickly and already has some chemistry with Andrew Luck. Grant can be a fine slot option, but asking him to hold up on the outside on a regular basis may be too big of a request.
Jay Ajayi - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles RB Jay Ajayi played fewer than half the team's snaps in the playoffs, according to NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal.
Huddle Up: It's not surprising from the standpoint Ajayi arrived at midseason. It's a bit surprising from the perspective that Ajayi is clearly the Eagles' best back, but Philadelphia seems pretty content with its committee backfield approach. Even with the departure of LeGarrette Blount and an offseason to learn coach Doug Pederson's offense, the ex-Miami Dolphin is probably going to struggle seeing enough consistent playing time to be a low-end fantasy RB2.
Rico Gathers - TE - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers is a candidate to step up as the team's starting tight end, according to NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal.
Huddle Up: Due in part to Gathers' lack of football experience, Geoff Swaim will probably be the favorite to earn the most snaps at tight end in Dallas. But make no mistake about it, Gathers is the one Cowboys' pass-catcher who can be considered a matchup nightmare. If he can stay healthy this season - multiple head injuries sidelined him last year - he could make a strong case to win a job during the preseason.