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  • Kamar Aiken - WR - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 3/21/17 6:39am ET

    Free-agent WR Kamar Aiken (Ravens) agreed to a one-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts, according to his agent, David Canter.

    Huddle Up: Aiken had a 75-944-5 campaign in 2015, but he fell flat last season. He's still just 28 in May. There are enough weapons around him that he could develop a nice role worth a WR5 flyer in fantasy.

  • Kamar Aiken - WR - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 3/21/17 5:56am ET

    Free-agent WR Kamar Aiken (Ravens) is expected to sign with the Indianapolis Colts, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Two years ago, Aiken had a 75-944-5 campaign that expressed optimism for 2016. He fell flat last season, but he's still just 28 in May. There are enough weapons around him that he could develop a nice role worth a WR5 flyer in fantasy.

  • Blake Bortles - QB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 3/20/17 11:09pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles said he is 'confident' with what he's done this offseason, and that he'll be able to 'come help this team be as good as we possibly can be.' Bortles is in the process of adjusting his mechanics and throwing motion.

    Huddle Up: It's no secret that Bortles was arguably one of the most disappointing players in all of fantasy football this past season, but the hope is he can return to his 2015 form by working with quarterback gurus Tom House and Adam Dedeaux. He has a solid supporting cast around him on offense to pull it off, but owners should probably wait for him to show signs of life early on in the campaign before giving him a shot again.

  • Keenan Allen - WR - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 3/20/17 8:27pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen (knee) is still not 100 percent and he won't be a full participant when the Chargers begin organized team activities April 3. However, Allen did say he's doing 'almost everything,' including running and cutting, and expects to be ready for the start of training camp in July.

    Huddle Up: Allen has exhibited WR1 upside since entering the league in 2013, but unfortunately, significant injuries have limited him to just nine games combined over the last two seasons. The 24-year-old should be at or close to full health entering the new campaign, but given his recent history, he remains an injury risk. If he can just stay healthy, Allen has the potential to be one of the top-10 receivers in all of pro football.

  • Jay Cutler - QB - Free Agent
    Posted 3/20/17 4:42pm ET

    Free-agent QB Jay Cutler (Bears) was scheduled to meet with the New York Jets this week, but the team decided to sign QB Josh McCown, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Cutler has not received a lot of interest this offseason and may need to wait until training camp to sign with a team. Owners in fantasy leagues can consider Cuter a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he is a starter for a team next season.

  • Marshawn Lynch - RB - Retired
    Posted 3/20/17 6:47am ET

    Retired RB Marshawn Lynch has real interest in playing for the Oakland Raiders, according to a source. Lynch is still under contract with the Seattle Seahawks.

    Huddle Up: Lynch wouldn't be anything more than a risky RB2 in fantasy if he were to come back.

  • Marshawn Lynch - RB - Retired
    Posted 3/19/17 6:05pm ET

    Retired Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch retweeted a message Saturday, March 18, showing that one of his musical playlists contains a song titled 'Oakland Raiders.'

    Huddle Up: There has been a lot of speculation on Lynch's future, and he has been linked to the Oakland Raiders. If he does end up in the silver and black, he should be the primary power back and have a chance to deliver RB2 production.

  • Doug Martin - RB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 3/19/17 5:52pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head Dirk Koetter said it is hard to feature two running backs in an offense, and offensive coordinator Todd Monken said he is looking forward to having RB Doug Martin back. 'It will be great getting a guy like Doug back to where he was that will add to that explosion, because we just didn't have that in the run game last year, with all the injuries,' Monken said. 'We had six different guys carry the ball last year.'

    Huddle Up: Despite Monken's optimism, there is no guarantee Martin will even be back with the team, let alone be an effective starter. He will also be suspended for the first three games, so his fantasy value is up in the air at this point.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 3/19/17 2:14pm ET

    Free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) could be an option for the New York Giants because they are looking for a power running back to complement RB Paul Perkins, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Jordan Raanan.

    Huddle Up: Blount has not been linked to many teams this offseason but should find a new team before the start of training camp. He may not be able to find a starting job but should be part of a running back committee. He could be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy running back depending on his team and his role.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 3/19/17 10:22am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger spoke at a conference over the weekend and suggested he was 'leaning towards' a return. Roethlisberger stated on his radio show in January he had to think about whether or not he was going to play in 2017.

    Huddle Up: Very few people seemed to take the 35-year-old Roethlisberger seriously regarding his talk of retirement, and this report would seem to be further proof Big Ben may have just been testing the waters. The Steelers would be wise to start grooming his heir apparent, although it would make sense for them to wait until next year to do it since the draft class is expected to be significantly better. Assuming he returns as expected, Roethlisberger figures to be a low-end fantasy QB1 again in 2017.

  • Doug Martin - RB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 3/19/17 10:03am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin completed his stay at an undisclosed rehab center in February, according to the Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud. He will still miss the first three games of the 2017 season for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy in December.

    Huddle Up: There's been much speculation that Martin won't even make it to training camp based on his injury history and the fact there is no guaranteed money left on his contract. If Tampa Bay uses an early pick on a runner next month, it's a good bet he'll need to find another job, as the Bucs like Jacquizz Rodgers and value Charles Sims as a weapon in the passing game.

  • Ezekiel Elliott - RB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 3/18/17 7:58pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has been advised by his representatives that he won't be punished under the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy as it relates to an incident last July, according to beat writer Clarence Hill.

    Huddle Up: The league's investigation hasn't officially been closed, so a punishment of some sort could still be handed down. That being said, he should still be one of the first players off the board in all formats in 2017.

  • Latavius Murray - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 3/18/17 7:49pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray's deal is for one year with two option years, and the minimum he could make is $3.4 million. The full $5.15 million that he's owed next season becomes guaranteed on the third day of the 2018 league year.

    Huddle Up: It ends up being a low-risk deal for Minnesota, and Murray should have plenty of incentive to deliver a strong season. He should have a high floor as a volume-based RB2.

  • Marshawn Lynch - RB - Retired
    Posted 3/18/17 7:41pm ET

    Retired Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has a 'very good chance' to end his one-year retirement, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

    Huddle Up: If Lynch returns, the Seahawks will likely have to release him or trade him. The situation is worth keeping an eye on. In the right offense, Lynch could still be a solid RB2.

  • Cordarrelle Patterson - WR - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 3/18/17 7:26pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Cordarrelle Patterson has been trying to recruit free-agent RB Adrian Peterson via Twitter, telling Peterson to 'join the dark side.'

    Huddle Up: Patterson was teammates with Peterson in Minnesota, but as of now, there is no evidence that the Oakland front office is pursuing Peterson. Wherever Peterson plays in 2017, you can't expect him to be more than a low-end RB2.

  • Tyler Lockett - WR - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 3/18/17 6:44pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett (leg) is ahead of schedule with his recovery from a broken leg and is expected to ready for Week 1 of the 2017 season.

    Huddle Up: Lockett has big-play ability, but consistency has been an issue. Consider him a high-risk, high-reward flex candidate heading into next season.

  • Eric Decker - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 3/18/17 5:36pm ET

    New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hip, shoulder) is expected to get a chance to complete his rehab from hip and shoulder surgeries before the Jets decide whether to keep or release him, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini.

    Huddle Up: With all the lives they've made this offseason, the Jets are not hurting for salary cap room. New York may be doing himself a favor by keeping Decker, if only to make it a bit easier for whatever quarterback it decides to settle on in 2017. Given the current state of the Jets, Decker will be hard-pressed to maintain WR3 value this season.

  • Anquan Boldin - WR - Detroit Lions
    Posted 3/18/17 3:18pm ET

    Free-agent WR Anquan Boldin (Lions) could return to the Detroit Lions for a second season according to ESPN's Michael Rothstein, but likely only if T.J. Jones and Jace Billingsley do not step up to assume the No. 3 receiving job. Rothstein also believes Boldin is unlikely to sign with any team until just before training camp.

    Huddle Up: Boldin is 36, so it makes sense the Lions would want one of their younger receivers to step forward. Boldin was arguably Matthew Stafford's favorite third-down and red zone weapon last season and still has enough left to help a team in a similar role in 2017. Regardless of where he lands, he'll like be no more than a low-end WR4 or WR5 in fantasy.

  • Nick Foles - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 3/17/17 7:25pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles said he is embracing his role as the backup quarterback and is focusing on helping QB Carson Wentz in any way he can.

    Huddle Up: The addition of Foles probably won't do much for Wentz, but the addition of Alshon Jeffery should. After a decent rookie campaign, Wentz looks like a solid QB2 in 2017.

  • Marshawn Lynch - RB - Retired
    Posted 3/17/17 5:08pm ET

    Contrary to a previous report, retired RB Marshawn Lynch did visit the Seattle Seahawks' headquarters Thursday, March 16, but did not request his release. Lynch has stayed in shape and is considered playing again. The Seahawks are open to trading Lynch's rights to a team, but the Seahawks were not willing to release him last season when there were rumors of Lynch considering a comeback.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Lynch decides to play again. The Oakland Raiders appear to be his most likely destination if he plays but they may need to trade for his rights. Lynch was one of the better running backs when he played and could be a No. 2 or No. 3 running back in some leagues if he is healthy.

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