Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Roberto Aguayo was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Bears Sunday, Aug. 13, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Aguayo will compete with the Connor Barth for the kicking job during training camp but can be avoided in all leagues if he wins the job because of his struggles over the last few seasons.
Andrew Luck - QB - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck's (shoulder) surgically repaired shoulder is stronger now than it was at any point last season, according to general manager Chris Ballard.
Huddle Up: Luck is working his way back from the surgery and his status for the start of the regular season is in question but it seems like he is making progress. He is one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL when he is healthy and will have a solid group of receivers to work with in 2017. He can be considered a No. 1 fantasy quarterback in all leagues, but owners will need a strong backup in case Luck misses a few games.
Kenny Golladay - WR - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay finished with three catches for 53 yards and two touchdowns in the team's preseason opener against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Aug. 13.
Huddle Up: Golladay's first score on a catch in which his right arm was obstructed by cornerback Quincy Wilson and as he was falling into the end zone, while the second came on an underthrown fade-stop. Both receptions showed off the rookie's ability to play the ball in the air and justified the hype he has created during camp. While Golden Tate and Marvin Jones have secure holds on their starting jobs, Golladay is a solid stash in dynasty and could carry some WR5 value.
Leonard Fournette - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (foot) sat out of practice due to a foot injury Sunday, Aug. 13. Head coach Doug Marrone was noncommittal when asked if the injury would keep Fournette out of the team's second preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday, Aug. 17. 'It?s been something that has been growing. ... The other day, it was sore so we said, ?Hey, let?s not take any chances. ? We?re going to be really cautious with that. If it puts anything in jeopardy for a longer deal, then I probably won?t (play him Thursday),' Marrone said.
Huddle Up: Fournette is a solid bet to carry the ball 300-plus times in 2017, so the Jaguars will probably opt to sit him against Tampa Bay. For now, he remains a solid pick in the middle of the second round in fantasy drafts. Expect T.J. Yeldon and Chris Ivory to see the bulk of the work in the first half versus the Buccaneers.
Jay Ajayi - RB - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi is no longer in the concussion protocol, according to head coach Adam Gase.
Huddle Up: Ajayi reportedly left Sunday's practice early, but it appears it was a case of dehydration and not a relapse of concussion symptoms. Ajayi ended up is missing nearly two weeks of practice due to the concussion, so he's a bit behind, but not to the point where he should be able to get ready to handle a full load by Week 1. Assuming good health, Ajayi is a good bet to push 300 carries and should be taken a RB1 inside the top 20 picks of most fantasy drafts.
Cam Newton - QB - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) is being restricted from making deep throws, but he made some passes during a red zone portion of practice Sunday, Aug. 13.
Huddle Up: Newton has about another month to get ready for the season opener against the San Francisco 49ers, so there is no cause for alarm yet. Expect Newton to progressively work on deeper throws toward the end of the month before the team allows him to cut it loose in the first week of September. There is no question he comes with some risk, but Newton has top-five upside at his position if he doesn't experience any setbacks.
Paul Perkins - RB - New York Giants
New York Giants RB Paul Perkins has not 'blown anyone away with his performance this summer,' according to ESPN.com's Jordan Raanan. He also drew criticism from head coach Ben McAdoo for his inability to get a first down on one of his few carries in the team's preseason opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. 'He has to make (that safety) miss and he has to run him over. We have to at least get a first down on that play,' McAdoo said.
Huddle Up: Orleans Darkwa has reportedly split some first-team reps with Perkins recently, which is obviously not a good sign. Perkins' upside was already a bit limited given the Giants' desire to use a committee, but it was assumed he would have a fairly good grasp on early-down duties. The second-year back is little more than a fantasy RB4 and will probably remain that way in 2017.