Emmanuel Sanders - WR - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 17.
Huddle Up: Sanders probably will miss the second preseason game, and owners will need to keep an eye out for a timetable for his return. He has posted at least 1,000 yards in each of his three seasons with the Broncos and should have similar success no matter the starting quarterback. He should be seen as a No. 3 receiver in all fantasy leagues.
DeMarco Murray - RB - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring) is expected to play in the preseason game against the Carolina Panthers Saturday, Aug. 19.
Huddle Up: Murray probably will play around of a quarter during the game but could play less because of his injury. He should be ready for Week 1 and will receive most of the carries this season. He will be a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.
Eric Decker - WR - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans WR Eric Decker (ankle) will not play in the preseason game against the Carolina Panthers Saturday, Aug. 19.
Huddle Up: It appears like Decker is dealing with a minor injury and probably will be ready for the start of the regular season. He has a good chance to be one of the team's starting receivers and should see a solid amount of targets. Decker can be considered a low-end No. 3 or a No. 4 receiver in leagues.
Donte Moncrief - WR - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts WR Donte Moncrief (shoulder) is still limited to only individual drills even though he returned to practice last week.
Huddle Up: Moncrief has scored 13 touchdowns over the last two seasons but was limited by injuries in 2016 and is injured again during training camp. He is a risky option for fantasy owners because of his injury history but can be considered a No. 3 fantasy receiver because of touchdown potential.
Josh Doctson - WR - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (hamstring) has a chance to play in the preseason game against the Green Bay Packers Saturday, Aug. 19, but will work out prior to the game before the team decides on his status.
Huddle Up: Doctson probably would see limited snaps against the Packers if he is cleared but it looks like he is close to 100 percent. He is expected to be a top-three receiver for the Redskins this season and should have a solid role in the passing game. Doctson can be a No. 4 or No. 5 receiver in fantasy leagues.
JuJu Smith-Schuster - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 17, because of a bone bruise in his knee.
Huddle Up: It appears Smith-Schuster is dealing with a minor injury but may miss the second preseason game because of the injury. He is still an option for the No. 3 receiver job but needs to return to the field if he wants to win the job. He has a chance to be a late-round flier in deeper leagues if he receives a solid role in the passing game.
Bilal Powell - RB - New York Jets
New York Jets RB Bilal Powell (neck) will play in the preseason game against the Detroit Lions Saturday, Aug. 19.
Huddle Up: Powell missed some time because of a neck injury but will receive some playing time against the Lions. Powell will be sharing work with Matt Forte this season but should receive a majority of the touches. He can be considered a low-end No. 2 or a No. 3 running back in fantasy leagues.
Josh McCown - QB - New York Jets
New York Jets QBs Josh McCown and Christian Hackenberg split snaps with the first-team offense during practice Thursday, Aug. 17.
Huddle Up: McCown and Hackenberg appears to be competing for the starting quarterback with McCown probably having an edge because of his experience. Owners in all fantasy leagues should avoid the winner of this competition.
Jay Ajayi - RB - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (concussion) will start against the Baltimore Ravens Thursday, Aug. 17.
Huddle Up: It's an important step in his return from a concussion suffered a couple weeks back. Don't expect Ajayi to play long, but what matters is that he's playing. If he suffers no setbacks throughout the preseason then he'll remain an RB1 candidate.
Jordan Reed - TE - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (toe) said he's hoping to return to practice either Monday, Aug. 21, or Tuesday, Aug. 22. Reed added that the orthotics he's been wearing have helped his toe injury.
Huddle Up: Reed is one of the more frustrating players in fantasy football. He's a top-tier tight end when healthy, but he's as fragile as china too. If he's at full health entering the season, he's worthy of being drafted as a high-end TE1 with more value in PPR leagues.
Quincy Enunwa - WR - New York Jets
New York Jets WR Quincy Enunwa (neck) is expected to undergo surgery on his neck sometime next week. Enunwa had hoped to avoid surgery after receiving a second opinion.
Huddle Up: With Enunwa out for the season, Robby Anderson is the No. 1 wide receiver for the Jets heading into 2017. He has sleeper written all over him if he can stay healthy as the Jets will indubitably be forced to pass a lot this season. Take a chance on Anderson in the later rounds of fantasy drafts.
Eddie Lacy - RB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) will be sidelined for Week 2 of the preseason with a minor ankle ailment. RB Eddie Lacy will start in his place.
Huddle Up: Rawls is still the better value in Seattle's backfield as long as he remains healthy enough to play. Lacy will assuredly limit Rawls' ceiling, making neither player worth more than an RB3 investment.
Matt Forte - RB - New York Jets
New York Jets WRB Matt Forte (hamstring) will not practice Thursday, Aug. 17, and will not be playing in the Jets' second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 19.
Huddle Up: The nagging hamstring injury is becoming somewhat of a concern for the 31-year-old running back. It doesn't seem to be serious enough for him to miss regular season time, but it should be monitored. Bilal Powell is the running back to own on the Jets anyway. Forte is no more than a flex consideration at this point in his career.
Josh Gordon - WR - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon's potential reinstatement to the NFL is not being actively considered, according to commissioner Roger Goodell. Gordon is eligible to re-apply for reinstatement in September after being denied reinstatement three months ago.
Huddle Up: Gordon has serious recurring off-field issues. He can be avoided altogether in fantasy leagues until at least next season, at which point he may still not be reinstated.
Ryan Tannehill - QB - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) is undergoing reconstructive knee surgery Thursday, Aug. 17, according to sources. A full recovery is expected to take between 10 and 12 months. At that rate, Tannehill would at least be ready for training camp next offseason.
Huddle Up: Tannehill can be avoided for the foreseeable future. It remains to be seen if he will even be playing for the Dolphins next year. For now, Jay Cutler and Matt Moore will take the quarterback reins in Miami, but both are low-end fantasy backups.
Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell will report to the Steelers prior to the commencement of the regular season, although it is unclear exactly when he will report, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Bell continues to wait for a long-term deal after being tagged this offseason. Nevertheless, he will return to the field as arguably the best running back in the game. He has to be one of the first two players taken off the board in any format.
Jamison Crowder - WR - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder (hamstring) participated fully in practice Thursday, Aug. 17. He is expected to play in Washington' preseason game Saturday, Aug. 19, according to The Washington Post's Mike Jones.
Huddle Up: Crowder will be an integral part of the Redskins ' passing attack in 2017. He is better suited for PPR leagues as he should see plenty of targets in the slot with the departures of Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson. In such leagues, he has WR2 upside, but it's better to take him as a WR3.
Jordan Matthews - WR - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills WR Jordan Matthews (chest) didn't travel with the team for the second preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, Aug. 17.
Huddle Up: The chip fracture in his chest is a painful one, and he'll have to manage the pain. Matthews' status as a good WR3 in PPR leagues is unchanged.
Eric Decker - WR - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans WR Eric Decker (ankle) is out of practice Thursday, Aug. 17.
Huddle Up: Decker twisted his ankle yesterday, but it's not expected to be serious. Decker is a low-end WR3, but he has much more upside as a WR4 as he could fall due to his recent injury history and age.
Tavon Austin - WR - Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin (hamstring) will be used in a similar role as he has in the past, according to general manager Les Snead. 'We haven't figured out how much he evolves as a receiver in this offense because he hasn't had a chance to play,' Snead said. 'Plan to see him used very similarly to how he's been used in the past. By that I mean, he's scored as a receiver, he's scored as a running back, he's scored as a returner. That's why we like him. He threatens the opposing team in many different ways. We've just got to get him healthy.'
Huddle Up: Austin offered a glimmer of hope of justifying his No. 8 overall pick status in 2015 with a 52-473-5 receiving line and a 52-434-4 rushing line. He's a small receiver that you can do a lot of things with, but the previous regime couldn't make him enough of a factor. He has WR5 viability, but it's unlikely he'll be a consistent fantasy source.