Zach Miller - TE - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears TE Zach Miller (foot) could be released during training camp if he is not able to return from his foot injury, in the opinion of ESPNChicago.com's Jeff Dickerson.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation during camp to see if he will be able to return to the field. He posted decent numbers in 2016 but would only be a No. 2 tight end in fantasy leagues if he starts for the Bears this season.
Dez Bryant - WR - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (illness) was three hours late for his conditioning run Friday, July 21, and did not run. Bryant said he has been dealing with a sinus infection and headaches recently and apologized to the coaching staff for being late.
Huddle Up: Bryant could miss the start of training camp but likely will be back on the field early in camp. He finished the 2016 season with 796 yards and eight touchdowns and has a chance to improve on those stats this season. He should be considered a No. 1 receiver in all fantasy leagues.
Ezekiel Elliott - RB - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott will not learn of any potential discipline from the league Friday, July 21, or over the weekend, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Huddle Up: Dallas reports to training camp on Saturday, meaning the team will kick off practices uncertain whether or not it will have the services of the league's reigning rushing champ in early September. A resolution is expected in the coming days, as multiple sources said Friday the NFL is nearing the end of its investigation into Elliott's off-field behavior. A short suspension is still expected, so stay tuned. For now, he remains an elite fantasy RB1 who could be had late in the first round.
Cam Newton - QB - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) may not be 100 percent healthy going into camp, according to head coach Ron Rivera. 'I know he's been throwing it. ? He's talking to the trainers about (how much he should be throwing). I'm just pleased there is an opportunity for him to start off and start off on the right foot,' Rivera said.
Huddle Up: Owners should be cautiously optimistic here. The fact he has been allowed to throw without supervision is a positive sign in and of itself, but it sounds as if Newton could still very much use the extra month-plus to complete the healing process. It seems highly unlikely the Panthers will expose Newton to much, if any, action in the preseason. Assuming he remains on his current track, however, he should still be considered a midrange to low-end QB1 in fantasy.
Marcus Mariota - QB - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (leg) has done 'everything' for the last two weeks and will arrive at training camp in a week planning to play at 215 pounds, roughly 10 pounds lighter than his usual weight.
Huddle Up: Mariota is going to be a popular target on draft day given the wealth of talent Tennessee brought in at receiver over the spring and summer. The loss in weight may be a slight concern considering how most teams want their quarterbacks in the 225 to 230-pound range to better absorb hits, but Mariota's rare athleticism may be his best defense against such punishment. He should be considered a solid QB1 in drafts, just below the elite tier.
Buffalo Bills second-round WR Zay Jones 'performed well in spring practices' and 'looked the part of a top-three wideout,' according to BuffaloBills.com contributing correspondent Jake Hamilton.
Huddle Up: The Bills may very well may need Jones to be their top receiver for multiple games this year given Sammy Watkins' injury history. With that said, the rookie has some of the best hands of any receiver to come out of the draft in recent history and broke the FBS record for most receptions ever with 399 in his four-year career. Jones is a WR4 with WR3 upside, particularly if Watkins misses some games in 2017.
Kirk Cousins - QB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson's progression this season could help determine if QB Kirk Cousins decides to sign a long-term extension, according to JP Finlay of CSNMidAtlantic.com.
Huddle Up: Doctson should be the fourth option in a pass-happy attack, and he can be considered an upside WR5 coming off an injury-plagued rookie year.
Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp was listed as a preseason starter on the unofficial list provided to the media Wednesday, July 19.
Huddle Up: Kupp appears to be on track to be the starting slot receiver, but the limitations of the Rams' passing attack make him no more than a flier as a WR5. He is a lot more appealing as a stash option in keeper leagues.
Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell hasn't committed to reporting to training camp on time, but he plans to play in every regular season game.
Huddle Up: Bell could skip some of camp as he lobbies for a lucrative long-term extension, but with no plans to take a holdout into the regular season, he remains a candidate for the No. 1 overall pick in all formats.
Jamaal Williams - RB - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers rookie RB Jamaal Williams will begin training camp as the No. 2 running back behind RB Ty Montgomery, according to running backs coach Ben Sirmans.
Huddle Up: Williams is one of the more promising rookie running backs heading into 2017. Montgomery played well as a running back last year, so Williams will really have to prove himself in order to see significant playing time. Use a late-round pick on the rookie and possibly an earlier selection for those who own Montgomery.
Carson Palmer - QB - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer wore his arm out from throwing too much last offseason, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Arians said they've found a good routine for Palmer.
Huddle Up: Palmer had a mediocre September, but he hit his stride in October. He completed 66.7 percent of his passes for 1,206 yards (his best month) with five touchdowns and two interceptions. At 37, it's hard to make a case for him as a strong QB1 in fantasy.
Danny Woodhead - RB - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens RB Danny Woodhead has impressed his new teammates thus far -- specifically QB Joe Flacco -- not just with what he can do after making a reception, but also before making the catch. 'Really, ever since we lost Ray Rice, we haven't had a type of back that's quite like how Ray was and quite like how Danny is in the passing game,' Flacco said. 'They just have a very good feel for when they're open and how to get open, how to sit in holes, how to find my eyes, and you can already see that. You can see he has a really good feel for those kinds of things. If you remember back, obviously, Ray was really good at doing that, and that gives a lot to your offense for sure.'
Huddle Up: One way to make an immediate impact on a new team is to be on the same page with your quarterback, and that clearly appears to be the case here as it pertains to Woodhead. While he won't dominate the touches out of the backfield, the eight-year veteran still figures to play a crucial role in Baltimore, and could end up providing notable valuable in PPR fantasy leagues as a result. He deserves consideration in deeper standard formats, too.
Adam Vinatieri - PK - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts PK Adam Vinatieri wants to play two more seasons, based on all indications. If he were to play through 2018, he would likely pass retired PK Morten Andersen for the NFL lead in career points and field goals made.
Huddle Up: Even though he's miraculously about to enter his age-45 season, Vinatieri remains up there with the best of them at his position in both effectiveness and consistency. As long as he keeps kicking for the high-powered Colts, he'll continue to be a viable option at kicker in all fantasy leagues.
Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell said he is looking for a deal that will pay him like a No. 1 running back plus a No. 2 wide receiver, according to NFL Network analyst Ike Taylor.
Huddle Up: Bell finished fifth in the NFL with his 1,268 rushing yards in 2016, and his 75 receptions ranked second on the team. He will remain with the Steelers for at least one more season and should be a No. 1 running back in all fantasy leagues as long as he joins the team before Week 1.
Matthew Stafford - QB - Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions are talking with QB Matthew Stafford about a contract extension, and there is internal optimism at the team's headquarters that an agreement could be reached within the next two weeks.
Huddle Up: Stafford likely will look to sign a deal similar to the one Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr received earlier this offseason. He has thrown for at least 4,200 yards in each of the last six seasons and posted 56 touchdowns over the last two seasons. Stafford will have a solid group of pass catchers to work with again in 2017 and should be considered a solid No. 1 fantasy quarterback.
Ezekiel Elliott - RB - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott will not be charged for his alleged involvement in an altercation at a Dallas bar Sunday, July 16, after the Dallas Police Department announced that they have suspended the investigation because of the lack of a complaint by the victim.
Huddle Up: Elliott has had several off-field incidents over the last few years and could receive a suspension from the NFL but has been cleared in this incident. Elliott will be a main focal point in the Cowboys offense in 2017 and should still be a No. 1 fantasy running back even if misses a game or two.
Updating previous reports, Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams' (back) back injury is improving, and surgery for Williams is not on the table at this time, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Williams probably will not be ready for the start of training camp, so owners will need to monitor his situation over the next several weeks to see if he will undergo surgery or if he will be able to return. He could be a No. 4 receiver if he is healthy, but owners may want to look for other options in their drafts.
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (back) started to run this week and is feeling better after receiving an epidural in his back, according to a source. He is expected to start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor his status during training camp to see if he has a chance to play in 2017. Owners may want to avoid Williams in fantasy leagues because of his uncertain status.
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (back) may need to undergo season-ending surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back, according to sources. He recently received a second epidural in his back to see if he could return at some point during training camp, but the team are preparing as if he will not be able to return during that time frame. The team is still hoping that Williams will be able to avoid surgery.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Williams will miss the entire 2017 season. He probably would be considered a No. 4 receiver if he was healthy but can be avoided if his health is in question. Dontrelle Inman would receive more playing time if Williams misses the season and can be a No. 4 or No. 5 fantasy receiver.
Carson Wentz - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz will report to training camp Monday, July 24, when rookies and selected veterans are scheduled to report.
Huddle Up: Wentz started strong in his rookie season but had problems during the second half of the season. He finished with 3,782 yards, 16 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. The Eagles added a few new receivers for Wentz to work with during the offseason, which should help his passing numbers. Owners can consider Wentz as a No. 2 quarterback in leagues.
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