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Posted: 8/28/2016 8:10am et
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff (tailbone) said he suffered a bruised tailbone during the preseason game against the Denver Broncos Saturday, Aug. 27.
Huddle Up: Goff is not expected to be the starting quarterback for Week 1 but could become the starter at some point during the season. He should be an attractive option for owners in keeper leagues but can be avoided in most standard leagues.

Posted: 8/28/2016 7:32am et
Philadelphia Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood (head) left the preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts Saturday, Aug. 27, in order to be evaluated for a head injury.
Huddle Up: At this point, Smallwood should be viewed as nothing more than a late-round flier in fantasy leagues containing 12 or more teams. However, he could make a viable in-season option if the Eagles suffer an injury at the position.

Posted: 8/28/2016 7:00am et
Updating previous reports, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said RB Kenneth Dixon's (knee) sprained knee isn't considered overly serious.
Huddle Up: Dixon has had a strong preseason and could be worth a late-round flier in fantasy leagues containing 12 or more teams, although Justin Forsett, Javorius Allen, Lorenzo Taliaferro and Terrance West will also be battling for carries in the Baltimore backfield.

Posted: 8/19/2016 8:46pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott completed 12 of his 15 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns and ran three times for 28 yards and two touchdowns in a 41-14 preseason win over the Miami Dolphins Friday, Aug. 19.
Huddle Up: Prescott's impressive preseason continued, and the small sample is enough to warrant a speculative stash in dynasty formats.

Posted: 8/19/2016 7:22pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott led four scoring drives in the first half against the Miami Dolphins Friday, Aug. 19, and owner Jerry Jones said he doesn't see a veteran quarterback coming in as long as Prescott continues to play well.
Huddle Up: Prescott is well on his way to securing the backup quarterback job. He has flashed enough potential to add in all keeper leagues, and he would be a speculative add in all formats if Tony Romo suffers another injury.

Posted: 8/18/2016 7:59pm et
Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd caught two passes for 38 yards and a touchdown in a 30-14 preseason win over the Detroit Lions Thursday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: Injuries and offseason departures have Boyd primed for a big role in Cincinnati's offense. Grab him as a midrange WR4.

Posted: 8/17/2016 9:48pm et
New England Patriots WR Malcolm Mitchell posted four grabs for 55 yards on 15 snaps in the preseason opener, and he is considered a leading candidate for the 'X' receiver role.
Huddle Up: Mitchell might be a fantasy sleeper if he works into a meaningful role in the X. He is definitely worth a look as a late-round flyer in standard fantasy leagues, as he could be quite the steal.

Posted: 8/12/2016 9:16pm et
Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd has been performing very well during training camp and has exceeded head coach Marvin Lewis' expectations. 'He's really entered training camp and come back and worked and done the things we expected him to do and be able to do. He's taken it and he's grasped it and ran with it,' Lewis said. Boyd likely will be the No. 3 receiver this season because of his ability to play on the outside and in the slot.
Huddle Up: Boyd will begin the year as the Bengals slot receiver with Brandon LaFell starting opposite A.J. Green but that could change over time. LaFell has just one season with 50+ receptions in his career and that's with Cam Newton and Tom Brady as his quarterbacks. If LaFell struggles early and Boyd continues to impress, the rookie's playing time will only increase as the year goes on. Boyd is an intriguing late-round fantasy pick in a high-powered offense.

Posted: 8/6/2016 11:59am et
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (leg) is participating in practice Saturday, Aug. 6.
Huddle Up: Beckham missed a few days of practice after he took a cleat to the leg. The Giants were just being cautious with their star receiver. OBJ will be fine going forward.

Posted: 8/5/2016 8:46am et
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard continues to make "play after play," and doing so while playing with the first team. It's clear he's going to be a big part of the club's offense with his ability to make tough, contested catches.
Huddle Up: Shepard is a very intriguing sleeper candidate, as Victor Cruz still isn't 100%, while the club has also moved on from Rueben Randle. Thus, Shepard should get plenty of opportunities to succeed in his rookie season and is worth a midround selection. Don't be overzealous, though, and reach for him earlier than his seventh-round ADP in casual leagues.

Posted: 11/18/2015 10:09am et
Arizona Cardinals OG Mike Iupati (neck) has been cleared for the Week 11 game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Head coach Bruce Arians said Iupati suffered a double stinger.
Huddle Up: After the scary sight of Iupati being placed on a backboard and taken from the field in an ambulance, it's great news that he's been cleared to return. The Arizona ground game is thrilled as well.

Posted: 11/16/2015 12:19pm et
New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan was fired Monday, Nov. 16, according to two sources.
Huddle Up: In the least surprising move ever, the Saints finally fired Ryan. The Saints rank last in the league in both yards and points allowed and are on pace to give up the most touchdown passes in NFL history. You have to wonder how much longer being Buddy's son gets Rob work.

Posted: 9/9/2015 9:30am et
Atlanta Falcons OG Andy Levitre restructured his deal and is due $23.25 million through 2018 instead of $27.3 million. He has no guaranteed money past 2015. His 2015 salary was reduced from $6.5 million to $1.5 million with a $5.5 million signing bonus.
Huddle Up: Levitre signed his big deal with the Titans but never quite fit there; we'll see if Atlanta is a better schematic fit. If the Falcons get Buffalo-era Levitre it will be a huge boost to their retooled offensive line.

Posted: 9/9/2015 9:30am et
New Orleans Saints C Max Unger restructured his contract to convert $3 million of his $4.5 million base salary into a signing bonus Wednesday, Sept. 9. It created $1.5 million in cap room.
Huddle Up: Unger's addition upgrades the Saints line and positions them well as they transition to a more ground-oriented offense. Of course, the additional protection he affords Drew Brees doesn't hurt, either.

Posted: 8/31/2015 8:34am et
Oakland Raiders OT Menelik Watson (Achilles') said on Twitter that he is out for the season with a ruptured Achilles.
Huddle Up: Watson's loss is a blow to the rejuvenated Raiders offense, though they do have an experienced replacement in Austin Howard.