Emmanuel Sanders - WR - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (shoulder) left practice early Wednesday, Aug. 16, after falling on his shoulder. Head coach Vance Joseph indicated that the injury is not serious, however.
Huddle Up: Keep tabs on Sanders' injury as the season nears, but for now his fantasy value is unchanged. He remains a viable WR3 even with a subpar quarterback situation.
Phillip Dorsett - WR - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett (hip) returned to practice this week after missing practice all of last week with a minor hip injury. Dorsett said he's been doing everything he can and believes he's been improving every day at training camp.
Huddle Up: Dorsett has been a disappointment since he entered the league. Not only may he not have Andrew Luck throwing the ball his way for a game or two, he'll need to earn targets behind T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief and possibly Kamar Aiken. Dorsett is a late-round flier, but that's it.
Paul Richardson - WR - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson (shoulder) was back in pads and participating in practice Wednesday, Aug. 16. Head coach Pete Carroll has already said Richardson will be ready for Week 1.
Huddle Up: Richardson is an unsung commodity in the Seattle's offense. His volume won't be as high as we want it to be, but he's worth a dart throw in later rounds, primarily in standard formats.
Jaron Brown - WR - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals WR Jaron Brown is the second wide receiver on the depth chart, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: Not to be confused with the more explosive John Brown, Jaron, is coming off a torn anterior cruciate ligament and has just a 55-700-5 line in his four-year career. He probably shouldn't be on draft boards shy of the deepest leagues.
Mike Glennon - QB - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears QB Mike Glennon is the strong favorite to open the season as the starter based on everything the team has said, in the opinion of beat writer Brad Biggs.
Huddle Up: Glennon has very little upside in the fantasy world, and he could just be a placeholder for Mitchell Trubisky. Glennon should be avoided except maybe in leagues where you start two QBs.
Sammie Coates - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Sammie Coates (knee) was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, Aug. 14.
Huddle Up: Coates is expected to battle for the No. 3 spot on the depth chart, and the offensive firepower makes that spot relevant. He's on the WR5 watch list.
Marlon Mack - RB - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack is receiving the bulk of the carries with the second-team offense Wednesday, Aug. 16.
Huddle Up: Mack averaged 6.8 yards per carry with 1,187 yards and 15 scores at South Florida in 2016. He's one to watch in the RB5 spectrum, but he didn't do a lot as a receiver. That could taper his upside.
Blake Bortles - QB - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles indicated his arm was 'fine' when speaking to reporters Tuesday, Aug. 15. This came after head coach Doug Marrone said he rested Bortles over the weekend because the quarterback looked like he had a tired arm.
Huddle Up: Expectations are down dramatically for Bortles this year, and there's a presumption the team will lean on its ground game, diminishing Bortles' role in the process. He has some weapons, but Bortles currently rates as a shaky fantasy backup.
DeAndre Hopkins - WR - Houston Texans
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 15, and he has not practiced since Monday, Aug. 7. Head coach Bill O'Brien indicated that Hopkins is 'doing fine,' and has previously likened Hopkins' practice schedule leading up to the regular season as being on a 'pitch count.'
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners shouldn't worry themselves about Hopkins' health. The concerns stem from uncertainty at quarterback, but Hopkins is a proven producer that should offer a statistical floor as a WR2.
LeGarrette Blount - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount 'hasn?t exactly stood out' during training camp so far, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane.
Huddle Up: McLane notes Blount's skill set is one better suited for games than practices, but it is a bit concerning he isn't distinguishing himself from the Eagles' runners in some way, shape or form. Blount is the heavy favorite for early-down and goal-line work, but owners would be wise to view him as no more than a low-end RB3, especially considering he figures to have next to no role in the passing game.
John Brown - WR - Arizona Cardinals
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quad) ran a few routes in practice Tuesday, Aug. 15, but vows not to come back to a full practice before he is completely healthy. Brown added he could play Saturday, Aug. 19, against the Chicago Bears, 'but I won't be at my best.'
Huddle Up: Brown's comments were in response to head coach Bruce Arians' remarks that Brown was ready to practice. The oft-injured wideout has high-end WR3 upside, but his durability remains a huge question mark, making him more of a WR4.
Rob Kelley - RB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine has to work on becoming more consistent in protection, and coaches say he's still thinking too much when running the ball, according to ESPN.com's John Keim, who writes 'there is a gap' between Perine and Rob Kelley.
Huddle Up: It has been widely assumed since the draft Perine would beat out Kelley in camp, but it doesn't appear as if that is going to happen. The rookie should be able to carve out a role at some point given how good of an inside runner he is, but owners probably need to start preparing as if Kelley may be the 200-carry guy in this backfield. Kelley should be considered a midrange RB3 at this point, while Perine is in RB5 territory.
Ty Montgomery - RB - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers RB Ty Montgomery (leg) missed practice Tuesday, Aug. 15, due to a soft tissue injury on his lower leg. Montgomery added that the ailment is nothing to worry about.
Huddle Up: Montgomery is a polarizing figure in the fantasy community this year. If he can hold onto the starting job in the backfield and stay healthy, he has low-end RB1 upside in PPR formats. In any case, Jamaal Williams is a recommended handcuff.
Paul Richardson - WR - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson (shoulder) will be good to go for Week 1 of the regular season, according to head coach Pete Carroll. Richardson suffered a shoulder injury in Week 1 of the preseason.
Huddle Up: Richardson is a sneaky, under-the-radar player this year in Seattle's underappreciated passing offense. He has big-catch ability and should be free in the later rounds of drafts.
Ezekiel Elliott - RB - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has officially appealed his six-game suspension, according to a source. A hearing must be scheduled within 10 days of the appeal.
Huddle Up: This appeal process could take some time, but for now Elliott will miss the Cowboys' first six games of the 2017 season. Darren McFadden makes for a suitable fantasy flex at the least if the suspension holds.
Bilal Powell - RB - New York Jets
New York Jets RB Bilal Powell (neck) participated in 7-on-7 drills Tuesday, Aug. 15, after being absent from practice for about a week and a half.
Huddle Up: Powell is the Jets' running back to own this year, even if Matt Forte is healthy. Powell was a PPR machine in 2016 and there's no reason he can't be the same in 2017, especially in New York's abysmal offense that may be forced to pass a lot.
Amari Cooper - WR - Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (leg) was back on the practice field Tuesday, Aug. 15. He had missed six straight practices and seven of the Raiders' last eight practices.
Huddle Up: It's a little sigh of relief for the Raiders and for Cooper owners. As long as he doesn't have any setbacks he warrants low-end WR1 to high-end WR2 consideration in one of the better passing offenses in the NFL.
John Brown - WR - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) will be full go in practice Tuesday, Aug. 15.
Huddle Up: Brown has had his fair share of health concerns in his young career, so it's encouraging that he'll be a full participant again. Brown is somewhat of an under-the-radar sleeper and is a worthwhile WR3 or WR4 option as Arizona's go-to deep threat.
Doug Baldwin - WR - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (leg) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 15.
Huddle Up: Baldwin is fine, as head coach Pete Carroll had indicated he would be. Coming off back-to-back WR1 seasons, Baldwin should once again be targeted in that territory as Russell Wilson's top target.
Kirk Cousins - QB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins does not want to sign with another team when he becomes a free agent next offseason. Cousins loves playing for the Redskins and hopes to remain there for the entirety of his career.
Huddle Up: The desire is there, but Cousins and the Redskins have had difficult contract negotiations in the past. Nonetheless, Cousins is a No. 1 fantasy quarterback in 2017, even with the losses of Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson.