Jamaal Charles - RB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos RB Jamaal Charles (knee) will not play Saturday, Aug. 19, against the San Francisco 49ers, according to head coach Vance Joseph. He will play in Week 3 of the preseason, however.
Huddle Up: The Broncos are taking it easy with their new, fragile toy. They don't want more injury at the position, especially since Devontae Booker is already hurting. If Charles is healthy, he's still no more than a PPR flier.
Darren McFadden - RB - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys RB Alfred Morris may serve in a committee along with Darren McFadden during Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension, according to ESPN.com's Todd Archer.
Huddle Up: This seems unlikely given how Morris was supposedly fighting for a job less than two weeks ago, but he has shown well through two preseason games. At the very least, it appears as if he is well on his way to locking down a roster spot. Elliott owners who have already made room for McFadden may want to play it safe and try to add Morris as well, but a committee approach would likely make both players flex options at best during Dallas' grueling early schedule.
Darren Sproles - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles will probably be used less as a runner this season and more as a receiver in 2017 after the team added LeGarrette Blount in the offseason, according to the Philadelphia Daily News' Paul Domowitch. 'That?s just our thing now. More so than even last year. We?re trying to get mismatches. Once you get (the ball to us) in space, that?s our strength,' Sproles said.
Huddle Up: It sounds as if Sproles won't come close to matching his 94 carries from last season, but he'll likely shoot right past the 52-catch mark he reached in 2016. The Eagles also figure to work in rookie Donnel Pumphrey in order to keep the 34-year-old fresh, but Sproles should be the man in the passing game for what appears to be his final NFL season. Sproles has an excellent chance to blow right past his 12th-round ADP and serve as a back-end RB3.
Ryan Mathews - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles RB Ryan Mathews (neck) has been medically cleared Tuesday, Aug. 15, and a decision on his roster status is imminent. Update: Mathews was released moments after passing his physical.
Huddle Up: Wait to see where he lands before considering him as anything better than a fifth or sixth flier.
Trey Burton - TE - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles TE Trey Burton is expected to see more targets out of the slot after the team traded WR Jordan Matthews. Burton and Wentz are close friends, and the two have a rapport on the field. Burton received 36 targets in the last six games last year, and he caught 23 of them.
Huddle Up: Burton appears to be a PPR diamond in the rough as a TE2. Zach Ertz has had a myriad of injury issues, and Burton has some upside.
Jay Ajayi - RB - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (concussion) has been cleared from the concussion protocol Tuesday, Aug. 15.
Huddle Up: Ajayi is supposedly on tap for 300-plus touches, though Ryan Tannehill's (knee) injury could change the offensive approach some. Jay Cutler takes more chances downfield than Tannehill, which could alter Ajayi's PPR load. He's still a low-end RB1 in such formats, but it's worth watching the rest of camp.
DeMarco Murray - RB - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 14, and did more than expected.
Huddle Up: Murray is on track to be a full participant in practice in the near future and should be fine for the start of the regular season. He will receive most of the carries this season and should be a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 running back.
Sammy Watkins - WR - Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins is expected to play in the preseason game against the Oakland Raiders Saturday, Aug. 14, according to head coach Sean McVay.
Huddle Up: Watkins will need some time to learn the Rams offense, so it is not known how much playing time he will receive Saturday. Watkins probably will be the Rams' top receiver this season and should see plenty of targets. He probably should be considered a low-end No. 2 or a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Allen Hurns - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (undisclosed) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 14, and appeared to be a full participant.
Huddle Up: Hurns missed a few practices because of his injury but should be ready to go moving forward. He is coming off a disappointing performance last season but should continue to be a top-three receiver for the Jaguars in 2017. He can be considered a late-round option in leagues as a No. 5 fantasy receiver.
Phillip Dorsett - WR - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) could return to practice in the next few days, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.
Huddle Up: Dorsett has missed about a week because of his injury but appears close to returning. Dorsett has a good chance to be the No. 3 receiver for the Colts this season but will need to stay healthy. Owners can consider selecting Dorsett in the late rounds of drafts, but he will not be a weekly starting option.
Sammie Coates - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Sammie Coates (knee) said hopes to be activated from Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, Aug. 16.
Huddle Up: Coates probably will compete for the No. 3 receiver job when he returns to practice but may be behind Eli Rogers and JuJu Smith-Schuster on the depth chart at this point. He has dealt with injuries over the last year and should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.
Matt Forte - RB - New York Jets
New York Jets RBs Bilal Powell (neck) and RB Matt Forte (hamstring) were limited to positional drills during practice Monday, Aug. 14.
Huddle Up: It appears that Powell and Forte are making progress but they probably will miss the second preseason game. Both have a good chance to be ready for the start of the regular season, but owners will need to monitor the situation. Powell could receive more of the snaps at running back this season, but Forte will also be involved in the offense. Powell can be a low-end No. 2 or a No. 3 running back, while Forte is more of a No. 3 back.
Jay Cutler - QB - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said he has not decided if QB Jay Cutler will play in the preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens Thursday, Aug. 17, but is leaning toward playing Cutler.
Huddle Up: Cutler probably will receive a few series during the game and will need to work with the first-team offense to prepare for the season. He has had some success in the past and can be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback because he will have weapons to work with on offense.
Charles Clay - TE - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills TE Charles Clay did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 14, because he received the day off.
Huddle Up: Clay likely will receive practices off during the season because of his back but will be able to play as long as he does not suffer a setback. He should have a solid role in the passing game this season but should only be considered a No. 2 fantasy tight end.
John Ross - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Monday, Aug. 14.
Huddle Up: Unfortunately for Ross, he's a one-trick pony; a deep threat. Plus, he'll be competing for targets behind at least A.J. Green, Brandon LaFell and Tyler Eifert. The rookie speedster is a stash in standard leagues.
Braxton Miller - WR - Houston Texans
Houston Texans WR Braxton Miller (ankle) is dealing with a mild ankle sprain, but his prognosis is positive.
Huddle Up: Miller has a good opportunity to earn the Texans' No. 2 wide receiver spot with Will Fuller sidelined. The talent is there, but Miller is still learning after just one season in the NFL. View the sophomore as a late-round flier.
Leonard Fournette - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (foot) will not play Thursday, Aug. 17, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because of his foot injury, according to head coach Doug Marrone.
Huddle Up: The Jaguars will take it easy with their highly touted rookie so as to not aggravate the injury. Fournette had foot issues in college, too, so they'll be especially careful. As long as Fournette doesn't have any setbacks, he remains a low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 consideration.
Ryan Mathews - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles RB Ryan Mathews arrived in Philadelphia Monday, Aug. 14, which could generate a decision on his status with the Eagles in the near future.
Huddle Up: The Eagles' backfield is crowded even without Mathews. He ran for nearly 700 yards and eight touchdowns last year, but LeGarrette Blount is taking over his role. Mathews is somewhat of a misfit right now. Don't be surprised to see him cut.
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (back) is slated for an October debut as he returns from a back injury, according to sources.
Huddle Up: It'll take time for him to get acclimated to game speed when he returns, so you can essentially start expecting a return on your WR5 investment in the second half of the season.
Deshaun Watson - QB - Houston Texans
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson took first-team repetitions in practice Monday, Aug. 14, but head coach Bill O'Brien downplayed it saying that's how the repetitions lined up.
Huddle Up: Watson has a chance to unseat Tom Savage as the starter, but he's more of a dynasty option.