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  • Trevor Siemian - QB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 4/26/17 12:28pm ET

    Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph said he expects the competition between QBs Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch to last for a long time because both players are working hard.

    Huddle Up: The Broncos likely will not make a decision until some point during the preseason, so Siemian and Lynch will have time to show the coaches what they could do in the offense. The winner of the competition will have a solid group of receivers to work with, but owners should consider Siemian or Lynch as a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.

  • Mark Ingram - RB - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 4/26/17 11:49am ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram said he is fine with the team's signing of RB Adrian Peterson if his addition helps the team win. Ingram said he expected the team would add another running back and is not concerned about sharing playing time with Peterson.

    Huddle Up: Ingram probably will be the starting running back for the Saints but likely will see less carries than he did in the past. He should still have a role in the passing game in 2017 and could be a No. 2 or No. 3 running back in fantasy leagues.

  • Marshawn Lynch - RB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 4/26/17 11:13am ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch is expected to be on the field for first and second downs with the Raiders. RB DeAndre Washington, RB Jalen Richard and FB Jamize Olawale are expected to see time on third down.

    Huddle Up: Lynch should receive most of the carries for the Raiders in 2017 and likely will not receive many targets in the passing game. He should be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 running back in most leagues but will have more value in standard leagues.

  • Marshawn Lynch - RB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 4/26/17 7:47am ET

    Updating earlier reports, Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch's rights are headed to the Oakland Raiders, along with a sixth-round pick in 2018, for a fifth-round pick from the Raiders in 2018.

    Huddle Up: Lynch, now 31, has been out of the game for a full year and missed half the year due to injuries in 2015. He has an incentive-laden deal and could still reach 1,000 yards. He's a RB2 possibility in fantasy.

  • Teddy Bridgewater - QB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 4/26/17 6:43am ET

    Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) is unlikely to have his fifth-year option exercised by the May 2 deadline, according to sources. The Vikings could still re-sign Bridgewater, but they do not appear willing to guarantee his 2018 salary for north of $11 million for injury when the quarterback is still trying to make it back from a catastrophic knee injury that has derailed other NFL players' careers.

    Huddle Up: Bridgewater is probably not someone you can expect to see the first half of the season, if at all in 2017.

  • Marshawn Lynch - RB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 4/26/17 5:29am ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has agreed to a one-year deal with the Oakland Raiders Wednesday, April 26, and the two teams have agreed to compensation, according to sources. The NFL draft compensation will be a swap of late-round picks in 2018. The deal and swap are contingent on Lynch passing a physical. The one-year deal has a $3 million base salary with a chance to earn $2 million more if he reaches 1,000 yards. The max value of the contract is $8.5 million.

    Huddle Up: The last we saw of Beast Mode, he rushed for just 417 yards and three scores on 111 attempts in an injury-riddled 2015. He just turned 31 and could still approach the 1,000-yard plateau. However, his upside in fantasy is minimal as an aging RB2.

  • Dontrelle Inman - WR - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 4/25/17 4:24pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers restricted free-agent WR Dontrelle Inman signed his one-year tender Tuesday, April 25.

    Huddle Up: Inman is coming off of a breakout campaign, but that was largely due to injuries the Chargers had on offense, namely Keenan Allen. Inman is a sleeper candidate after managing 810 yards last year, but Allen and Travis Benjamin will be playing ahead of him. The fourth-year receiver is merely a late-round flier as of now.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 4/25/17 3:36pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson will blend well with fellow RB Mark Ingram and will have a clear role in the Saints' offense, according to head coach Sean Payton.

    Huddle Up: That role remains unclear for now, but we are in the beginning stages of the offseason. Peterson has plenty of time to get used to his new offense and the like. The likeliest scenario is that Peterson will serve as more of a ground-and-pound back, while Ingram plays more of a pass-catching role (96 catches the last two years). Ingram does have the most fantasy appeal of the two, but his value clearly takes a hit with Peterson there. That said, view Ingram as an RB2 and Peterson as an RB3.

  • Paxton Lynch - QB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 4/25/17 1:44pm ET

    Denver Broncos QB Paxton Lynch is noticeably more confident and feels more comfortable, according to The Denver Post's Troy Renck.

    Huddle Up: Two of the biggest growing pains for young quarterbacks are increasing confidence and comfortability. Those traits should continue to progress as Lynch becomes more and more acclimated to the NFL. Lynch will need to beat out Trevor Siemian this offseason in order to become a starter, though. And if he does become a starter, he still won't be close to QB1 consideration.

  • Martavis Bryant - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 4/25/17 1:32pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant cannot attend practices or play in the preseason until he finds a treating clinician. With the help of a clinician, Bryant must then plan activities for Pittsburgh's bye week and next offseason in an effort to keep him out of trouble.

    Huddle Up: If the stars align for Bryant, meaning, if he can kick his bad habits and stay on the field, he is capable of achieving WR3 status, and possibly higher. Tread carefully, though. We've been down this road before.

  • Martavis Bryant - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 4/25/17 1:12pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant was reinstated from his suspension Tuesday, April 25. Bryant served a season-long suspension last year for multiple violations of the league's substance-abuse policy.

    Huddle Up: The prodigal son returns, again. Bryant has had more than his fair share of off-field issues, but there's no denying his talent and skill. Even so, he missed all of last season and only played in 21 games in the two years prior. He'll at least play second fiddle to Antonio Brown but the No. 2 wide receiver position is his for the taking. Plus, he already knows the team and knows the offense. If he can stay healthy and stay out of trouble, Bryant has a real shot at posting WR3 numbers.

  • Teddy Bridgewater - QB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 4/25/17 12:37pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) remains without a timetable as he continues to recover from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and dislocated knee. General manager Rick Spielman did say that Bridgewater had a great first week of offseason activities.

    Huddle Up: Whether or not Bridgewater will be ready for Week 1 of the 2017 season remains to be seen, but he may not even start even if he is ready. That being said, neither Sam Bradford nor Bridgewater should be drafted as QB1.

  • Stefon Diggs - WR - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 4/25/17 11:57am ET

    Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (hip) blames himself for the health issues he went through last year. He said he's taking steps this offseason to try to prevent himself from missing time again this year after missing three games in 2016.

    Huddle Up: Diggs will remain the Vikings' No. 1 wide receiver even with the breakout season Adam Thielen had. Health is a concern, though, as Diggs has missed three games in each of his first two seasons. He has WR2 potential, but the poor health makes him more of a WR3 option.

  • Sam Bradford - QB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 4/25/17 11:22am ET

    Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford has not talked about a possible contract extension with the Vikings yet. Bradford added that he's not going to sweat his current status.

    Huddle Up: We don't even know who will be starting for Minnesota next season between Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater. It would be unwise for the Vikings to give an expensive extension to Bradford at this point as he could merely be their backup. Whoever starts will be in backup fantasy quarterback territory anyway.

  • Jay Cutler - QB - Free Agent
    Posted 4/25/17 10:18am ET

    Free-agent QB Jay Cutler's (Bears) agent, Bus Cook, said Cutler isn't retiring and hasn't mentioned retirement to him.

    Huddle Up: Cutler is little more than a fringe backup in fantasy at this juncture, but he could still get a chance to start and be worth a potential bye-week filler.

  • Latavius Murray - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 4/25/17 10:09am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray (ankle) said there's no timetable for his return, but he's hoping to be ready for training camp.

    Huddle Up: Murray doesn't have a lot to fend off for touches in Minnesota, and if he can stay healthy, he's a solid RB2 option in fantasy.

  • Marshawn Lynch - RB - Retired
    Posted 4/25/17 8:34am ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch and the Oakland Raiders are still talking about a revised contract, according to Seahawks general manager John Schneider. 'Nothing really new,?? Schneider said. 'They?re still talking. The steps after that were to be that if they came to an agreement, (Raiders GM) Reggie (McKenzie) and I would discuss a form of compensation.'

    Huddle Up: Lynch would be a low-end RB2 in fantasy if he lands with the Raiders.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 4/25/17 5:41am ET

    Updating an earlier report, New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson landed a two-year, $7 million deal. He's guaranteed $3.5 million in 2017, which includes a $1 million salary and a $2.5 million signing bonus. The 2018 compensation is $3.5 million, and none of which is guaranteed. It includes $2.4 million in total roster bonuses (which includes a $750,000 roster bonus earned on third day of free agency plus $1.65 million in per-game roster bonuses), a $1.05 million salary and a $50,000 workout bonus.

    Huddle Up: Peterson will be the 1B fiddle to Mark Ingram, and neither back should be valued higher than an RB2 if both backs remain healthy. Peterson falls into the RB3 range because he doesn't catch many passes and is 32 years old.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 4/25/17 5:14am ET

    Free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) has mutual interest in the New York Giants, and that situation could heat up as we get close to the NFL draft.

    Huddle Up: The Giants still have a slew of backs, and they seemed to really like Paul Perkins late last season. Blount had a magical year in 2016, but he's unlikely to repeat those 18 touchdowns. He's more of an RB2 option in fantasy.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 4/25/17 5:12am ET

    Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) has agreed to an undisclosed deal with the New Orleans Saints Tuesday, April 25.

    Huddle Up: Peterson isn't expected to be the lead back with Mark Ingram expected to serve in that role. However, Peterson's presence will hurt Ingram's fantasy prowess as no more than an RB2. As for AD, he's little more than an RB3 in this situation. Both backs have a lengthy injury history of late, and if one went down, the other would benefit in a big way.

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