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  • Golden Tate - WR - Detroit Lions
    Posted 2/25/17 9:22pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate averaged 3.4 catches, 6.1 targets and 26.8 yards per game over the first five games of 2016, but he posted per-game averages of 6.7 catches, 9.5 targets and 85.7 yards over the final 11 games.

    Huddle Up: Despite the slow start, Tate reached 90 receptions for the third straight year and topped 1,000 yards. He should be a dependable WR2 in PPR formats in 2017.

  • Demaryius Thomas - WR - Denver Broncos
    Posted 2/25/17 9:04pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas ranked in the top 15 in the NFL in both receptions and receiving yards in 2016, and he has caught at least 90 passes and topped 1,000 yards in each of the last five years.

    Huddle Up: Despite a lackluster quarterback situation, Thomas still managed to put together a solid campaign. Even if Denver's quarterback play remains shaky, you can at least count on Thomas sneaking into WR2 territory.

  • Doug Baldwin - WR - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 2/25/17 8:26pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin finished the 2016 season with 94 catches on 126 targets for 1,128 yards, all career highs, and it was the fourth consecutive season he has improved in all three categories.

    Huddle Up: Baldwin didn't find the end zone as much this year, but he finished seventh in the NFL in receptions and 11th in yards. He looks locked in as a WR2 heading into 2017.

  • Carson Wentz - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 2/25/17 7:17pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz worked out with California WR Chad Hansen and Eastern Washington WR Cooper Kupp.

    Huddle Up: Wentz showed promise in his rookie campaign, and he is a QB2 with upside heading into 2017.

  • Trevor Siemian - QB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 2/25/17 6:45pm ET

    Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (shoulder) is out of his sling and is optimistic he will be ready for OTAs, but an exam next month will help determine an exact timetable for his return.

    Huddle Up: If healthy, Siemian should have a great chance at breaking camp as Denver's starter. If he does start in 2017, he should be viewed as a QB2.

  • Jay Cutler - QB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 2/25/17 6:37pm ET

    Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler isn't likely to end up with the New York Jets, according to beat writer Rich Cimini.

    Huddle Up: Even if he finds his way out of Chicago, Cutler should be able to land a starting gig in 2017. However, he isn't going to be more than a midrange QB2 no matter where he plays.

  • Jamaal Charles - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 2/25/17 11:42am ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles could be an option for the Philadelphia Eagles if he is released by the Chiefs, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Tim McManus. The Eagles will be looking to add at running back this offseason and Charles has worked with head coach Doug Pederson when Pederson was the offensive coordinator of the Chiefs.

    Huddle Up: Charles is expected to be available in free agency and may not be able to find a starting job because of his recent injury history. He would be part of a committee if he signed with the Eagles but likely would have a solid role in the offense. He will be a risky option for owners but could be a No. 3 fantasy running back depending on his role.

  • Robert Woods - WR - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 2/25/17 7:22am ET

    Buffalo Bills impending free-agent WR Robert Woods remains open to re-signing with the Bills, although he wants the club's quarterback situation to be resolved before he makes a final decision.

    Huddle Up: If Tyrod Taylor returns as Buffalo's starting quarterback next season, the chances of Woods remaining with the team are better. Regardless of where he lands, Woods is expected to be used as a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver and should be viewed as a WR4 in most fantasy formats.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 2/24/17 9:07pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he perplexed by those who question whether or not he can bounce back in 2017.

    Huddle Up: Peterson delivered miraculous comebacks in 2011 and 2015, but age is not on his side. He could still be a RB2 in the right situation, but his chances of being an elite back again are slim.

  • Robert Woods - WR - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 2/24/17 8:29pm ET

    Buffalo Bills impending free-agent WR Robert Woods said he would have no problem continuing to serve as the No. 2 option behind WR Sammy Watkins in Buffalo's passing attack.

    Huddle Up: Woods could sign elsewhere in the offseason, but he is likely to be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver wherever he ends up. Heading into 2017, he projects as a WR4 for fantasy purposes.

  • Dak Prescott - QB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 2/24/17 8:05pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott isn't going to suffer a sophomore slump, according to New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, and Payton said Prescott plays with a calmness that should continue to benefit him.

    Huddle Up: After his impressive rookie campaign, Prescott is already in the QB1 mix entering 2017.

  • Josh McCown - QB - Free Agent
    Posted 2/24/17 8:00pm ET

    Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler can still play at a high level, according to free-agent QB Josh McCown, and McCown said Cutler just needs to find the right situation for his skill set.

    Huddle Up: Cutler could land a starting gig for a quarterback-needy team in 2017, but at this stage in his career, he is a QB2 with limited upside.

  • Laquon Treadwell - WR - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 2/24/17 7:40pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell has the skill set and determination to succeed, according to general manager Rick Spielman, and Spielman said he believes in his heart Treadwell will be a good player for the franchise.

    Huddle Up: Injuries derailed Treadwell's rookie season, but he remains an intriguing prospect in keeper leagues. In redraft leagues in 2017, he is merely a late-round lottery ticket.

  • Terrelle Pryor - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 2/24/17 4:09pm ET

    Cleveland Browns impending free-agent WR Terrelle Pryor could receive the transition tag this offseason. The two sides are trying to work out a long-term deal, but the team has not given Pryor an indication on what they will decide.

    Huddle Up: Pryor wants to stay with the Browns, so there is a good chance he will sign a new deal with the team. He played well in 2016 but did have to play with multiple quarterbacks during the season because of injuries. Pryor will be the No. 1 receiver for the Browns next season and could be a No. 3 fantasy receiver depending on the Browns' quarterback situation.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 2/24/17 3:47pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell has not made much progress in contract talks with the Steelers and likely will receive the franchise tag if the two sides are not able to reach an agreement before the deadline.

    Huddle Up: Bell should be with the Steelers for at least one more year and should continue to be a focal point in their offense. He likely will be a top five pick in all fantasy leagues and will be a weekly starting option.

  • Kenny Britt - WR - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 2/24/17 3:20pm ET

    The Washington Redskins are showing interest in Los Angeles Rams impending free-agent WR Kenny Britt. Britt would be interested in the Redskins if QB Kirk Cousins is their starting quarterback, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: The Redskins could lose DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon in free agency this offseason, so Britt may have a significant role if he signed with the Redskins. He posted 1,002 yards and five touchdowns in 2016 and should receive interest from multiple teams. He probably would be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy receiver if he signs with Washington.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 2/24/17 2:10pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said he has not talked with RB Adrian Peterson at this point but will not make a decision on Peterson's contract until he talks with him and his agent. Spielman said the team will make a decision before the start of free agency.

    Huddle Up: Peterson likely will not return to the Vikings under his current contract but could stay with the team if he restructures his contract. Peterson probably will be with a new team in 2017 but may not be able to handle a workload like he did in the past. Peterson could be a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues depending on his role.

  • Vernon Davis - TE - Washington Redskins
    Posted 2/24/17 12:28pm ET

    The Washington Redskins have yet to engage in talks with any of its players with expiring contracts - a list that includes impending free agents WR Pierre Garcon, WR DeSean Jackson, TE Vernon Davis, DE Chris Baker. However, multiple sources report the Redskins expect to meet with the representatives of their impending free agents at the NFL Scouting Combine next week.

    Huddle Up: It's a common practice for front office personnel and player reps to discuss contracts at the combine, although Washington is making an already making a very long week even longer by handling its business in this manner. Garcon and Jackson are each expected to command at least $9 million in their next contracts, so both players could be on different teams next season. It's a virtual certainty at least one will not come back.

  • Trevor Siemian - QB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 2/24/17 12:02pm ET

    Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (shoulder) is unlikely to practice fully until training camp as he recovers left shoulder surgery, according to Brandon Stokley of 104.3 The Fan.

    Huddle Up: Siemian is expected to be ready for OTAs, but it is obvious the Broncos will exercise extreme caution with him after 2016 first-round draft pick Paxton Lynch looked overwhelmed in limited action as a rookie last season. The uncertainly atop Denver's depth chart heading into free agency may be enough to convince the front office to sign a capable veteran backup. Siemian is a middling fantasy QB2 at best.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 2/24/17 10:56am ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back) told ESPN's Cari Champion on Friday, Feb. 24, he has 'no doubt' he will be ready for the start of the 2017 season.

    Huddle Up: The 27-year-old Gronkowski is recovering from his third back surgery since 2009 and his eighth surgery overall, but he remains undaunted in his quest to dominate NFL defenses. Gronk was rarely ever completely healthy in 2016 and was limited to eight games, finishing with 25 catches for 540 yards and three touchdowns. Assuming he is cleared in time to start the opener, Gronkowski should return to the top of the heap at his position and be a worthy top-20 pick in fantasy again.

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