Jonathan Williams - RB - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills RB Jonathan Williams won't be disciplined by the NFL under the substance abuse policy. Williams was recently found not guilty in a case involving a DWI.
Huddle Up: Williams is expected to be the team's second running back behind Shady McCoy with Mike Gillislee bolting to New England. He's worth a late-round flyer and could be an RB4 if McCoy's workload is scaled back at all.
Russell Wilson - QB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson shed 11 pounds in the offseason after working with a nutritionist. He weighed 225 pounds with 16 percent body fat in March and recently weighed 214 pounds with 10 percent body fat.
Huddle Up: Wilson rushed for a career-low 259 yards last season after a high-ankle sprain and a sprained medial collateral ligament. It was a borderline miracle that he didn't miss a game despite those debilitating injuries. He threw for a career-high 4,219 yards with his second-best completion percentage at 64.7 percent. Wilson is a bounce-back candidate as an upper-middle QB1.
Cam Newton - QB - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton's down year in 2016 was due in part to a loss of confidence in his offensive line, which was hit hard by injuries. A big part of Newton's game has always been his ability to hold the ball, buy time and strike downfield. The injuries to the line affected that.
Huddle Up: Newton completed just 52.9 percent of his passes and tossed 16 fewer touchdowns than in his MVP 2015 campaign. His rushing numbers were cut in half as well. As the line goes, he goes. He's coming off of shoulder surgery, but he's expected to be ready for camp. He'll be an upper-middle option as a QB1 in fantasy.
Jamaal Charles - RB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos RB Jamaal Charles (knee) said he has been cutting and doing everything on his surgically repaired left knee, and he finally feels normal. 'I feel like the way I am cutting that I am back to the normal me, man. It feels good to be moving around again,' said Charles, who was limited to eight games the past two seasons because of knee injuries. 'I have (known) this the whole offseason (that the knee was fine). Nobody can take nothing away from me except God when my time is up. I am still 30 years old. I still have a lot of special stuff to do.'
Huddle Up: Charles won't be asked to do a whole lot unless something happens to C.J. Anderson, which could peg him for a third-down role. Charles is, at best, a RB4 in fantasy until further notice.
Jonathan Williams - RB - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills RB Jonathan Williams has worked on improving his ball security this offseason after head coach Sean McDermott said it was an area Williams needed to work on. Williams lost two fumbles on 28 carries in 2016.
Huddle Up: Williams should be the No. 2 running back for the Bills this season and will see limited work behind LeSean McCoy. Owners in fantasy leagues could consider Williams as a late-round option and a possible handcuff to McCoy.
Andrew Luck - QB - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) told reporters Wednesday, June 28, despite the fact his rehab is going well, he still has yet to throw since his January shoulder surgery.
Huddle Up: While it is entirely possible the Colts are just playing it safe by giving their quarterback as much time as they can to get his shoulder right, Luck is running the risk of suffering an arm injury in camp if he tries to overdo it in an effort to catch up. There's still no hint of pessimism regarding his Week 1 status, but owners may want to knock him down a peg or two on their draft board until he is cleared to throw.
LeGarrette Blount - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount can earn $50,000 if he weighs between 240-245 pounds on the team's reporting date for training camp, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Blount is expected to see a heavy dosage of carries, and his touchdown potential gives him some luster as a high-end RB3.
Carson Palmer - QB - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer said he is not ready to say how much longer he will play football.
Huddle Up: Palmer will be on the field in 2017 and will have some terrific weapons to work with in the passing game. He has thrown for at least 4,000 yards in four of the last five seasons and has 61 touchdowns over the last two seasons. He should be considered a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Devontae Booker - RB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker performed well during offseason workouts, and the team believes Booker has the potential to become a solid receiver out of the backfield. Booker may receive work with the first-team offense during training camp.
Huddle Up: Booker likely will be part of a committee at running back this season and could be a candidate to start if he plays well during the preseason. He posted 612 running yards and 265 receiving yards in 2016 and should see more touches. Owners can consider Booker as a No. 3 running back this season.
Latavius Murray - RB - Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray (ankle) said he expects to be the starting running back Week 1 even though the team added RB Dalvin Cook in the draft.
Huddle Up: Murray missed the entire offseason because of ankle surgery but has a chance to be ready for training camp. Murray may be the starting running back but will have to share work with Cook and Jerick McKinnon. Owners probably should consider Murray as a No. 3 running back this season.
Cam Newton - QB - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton claims he is 'hands down' the thinnest he's been at this point in an offseason and admits he has to realize his job 'is not necessarily to always be the playmaker,' according to Panthers.com writer Bill Voth.
Huddle Up: Newton seems to be onboard with the changes Carolina was hoping to bring about when it added Christian McCaffrey and Curtis Samuel in the draft this April. Even though it might be hard for owners to adjust their thinking on Newton, the reality of the situation is 2017 will probably mark the official start of his transition into being more of a mobile - as opposed to a running - quarterback. A return to top-five fantasy quarterback status cannot and should not be ruled out.
Terrelle Pryor - WR - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder will 'definitely' get targeted more often than Terrelle Pryor, according to CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Tandler.
Huddle Up: Head coach Jay Gruden has talked up Crowder for the better part of the offseason. Earlier this month, Gruden said he would use the slot receiver in two-wide sets this season, so his start is most definitely pointing up. While Pryor may lead the team in receiving yards because he will run deeper routes, it appears Crowder will be the wideout Kirk Cousins will lean on the most, making him a potential dark-horse WR2 option in PPR leagues.
Kirk Cousins - QB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins reaching a long-term deal is still a long shot, according to sources. There are promising signs of late, though.
Huddle Up: Cousins is knocking on the door of the elite tier in fantasy, but there are safer players to deliver on that. Treat Cousins as an option if you miss out on the top three or four at the position.
Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell signing a long-term deal could go either way, according to ESPN insider Adam Schefter. Both sides have motivation to get it done, but there's no deal in sight for now.
Huddle Up: Bell remains an elite option in PPR leagues, but he's no longer the clear-cut No. 1 fantasy running back. Injuries and suspensions have made his stock murky, but the PPR luster is still very evident.
Michael Floyd - WR - Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings WR Michael Floyd will remain with the team despite receiving a one-day jail sentence, according to general manager Rick Spielman, who said that Floyd will be expected with the rest of the club at the start of training camp when players report on July 26.
Huddle Up: Even so, Floyd has fallen mightily over the last year and shouldn't really be considered even in the deepest of fantasy leagues. He's far down on the depth chart and it's highly unlikely he works his way into getting regular targets from Sam Bradford, especially with Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen already absorbing most of the looks.
Taywan Taylor - WR - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans WR Harry Douglas said he is impressed with how WRs Corey Davis and Taywan Taylor performed during offseason workouts. 'I can tell already they are going to be special. They listen, they go hard, and they both make plays. So it is good when you have young guys who can come in and do those things,' Douglas said.
Huddle Up: Davis likely will be one of the stating receivers for the Titans this season and Taylor has a chance to have a solid role in the passing game. Owners in most leagues should consider Davis a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver, while Taylor could be a No. 5 receiver in deeper leagues.
Devonta Freeman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman's potential long-term deal is likely to happen soon, according to owner Arthur Blank. 'He's the kind of person you want to have on your team for all the right reasons,' Blank said of Freeman. It has been reported that Freeman's deal could be done before training camp commences.
Huddle Up: Freeman has turned into one of the better running backs in the NFL even with Tevin Coleman taking away plenty of playing time. Deal or no deal, Freeman is easily an RB1 with PPR scoring and even in standard leagues.
Samaje Perine - RB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins rookie RB Samaje Perine already has a good feel for the game, good feet, good vision and good strength, according to running backs coach Randy Jordan. Perine has also impressed with his catching ability. Jordan said Perine catches the football 'so much better' than he thought he could.
Huddle Up: Perine has deserved hype heading into his first year, but the Redskins are deep at running back, too, with Rob Kelley, Chris Thompson and others. Perine isn't guaranteed the starting position, but he has a good shot to win the job. Drafting him in RB3 to RB4 territory is rational for now.
Braxton Miller - WR - Houston Texans
Houston Texans WR Braxton Miller's speed and quickness give the Texans optimism about his place in the slot. Wide receivers coach John Perry believes that Miller's combination of size, speed and quickness make him a valuable offensive asset. In addition to his physical characteristics, Miller has learned more about route-running, coverage recognition, eating healthy and the little things that help make him a better receiver.
Huddle Up: Miller needs to play his way into more playing time, although he is a nice fit in the slot alongside DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller. The promise is evident, but there are still growing pains to be had. Ad oh yeah, the Texans don't even know who their starting quarterback is yet.
Alshon Jeffery - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery may be having the best offseason in a few years, according to wide receivers coach Mike Groh. Groh coached Jeffery for three seasons with the Chicago Bears and he believes his receiver is having his best offseason since 2013. Jeffery is at a good place physically and mentally as he continues to develop chemistry with his new QB Carson Wentz.
Huddle Up: It's easy to be excited about a player in a new uniform, especially when Jeffery has the connection and familiarity he has in Groh. Jeffery is somewhat of a risk, though, as he has missed 11 games the past two seasons. When healthy he has WR1 upside, but he's better suited as a WR2. Wentz also has Jordan Matthews, Torrey Smith, Zach Ertz and other playmakers to throw to.
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