Dalvin Cook - RB - Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook flashed his speed in minicamp last week and is a fast, long strider in the open field.
Huddle Up: Cook will try to eat into Latavius Murray's touches, and Murray has dealt with injuries the last couple of years. Cook might be an upside RB3 in PPR leagues if he continues to ascend.
Danny Woodhead - RB - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens RB Danny Woodhead was a popular target in the passing game during minicamp last week.
Huddle Up: Woodhead has durability concerns and isn't that great of a runner, but he has two 76-plus-catch seasons on his resume. He'll be a back-end option in PPR leagues.
Julius Thomas - TE - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas has been a non-factor in practices and appears to have chemistry issues with QB Ryan Tannehill, according to Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel.
Huddle Up: The Dolphins are hoping that Thomas can be the weapon he was in Denver and not the bust he was in Jacksonville, but the early returns don't sound encouraging. You can stash him as a TE2 in case he returns to form, but don't count on him being a fantasy starter.
Will Fuller - WR - Houston Texans
Houston Texans WR Braxton Miller and WR Will Fuller have made big jumps in their second seasons, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: Fuller is worth taking a chance on as a high-risk, high-reward WR4, but Miller remains a work in progress and can be left on the waiver wire outside of keeper leagues.
Travis Benjamin - WR - Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers WR Travis Benjamin's vertical speed is a 'game changer' for the offense, according to head coach Anthony Lynn, and Lynn said he wants Benjamin to return punts this season.
Huddle Up: Benjamin has the speed to take the top off the defense, but the Chargers' crowded receiving corps will make consistency tough to come by. His value will be tied to big plays, making him more appealing as a DFS flier than a standard league option.
Eric Decker - WR - New York Jets
Free-agent WR Eric Decker (Jets) has signed a one-year deal with the Tennessee Titans, according to a source. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Decker, coming off of a serious injury, is a risky fantasy buy in any format. The Titans have a host of weaponry now for Marcus Mariota, but each one of these wideouts will be tough to play any given week. Decker is a WR4 with flex consideration, unless it becomes clear early on that he has a rapport with Mariota.
C.J. Prosise - RB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise runs routes like a receiver, according to Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.com, and Kapadia called Prosise 'the biggest mismatch player' on Seattle's offense.
Huddle Up: Prosise should be used as the third-down back this season, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see him line up as a receiver on occasion. He will have flex potential in PPR formats.
Josh McCown - QB - New York Jets
New York Jets QB Christian Hackenberg made some strides during minicamp, according to Brian Costello of the New York Post, and Costello believes Hackenberg could beat out QB Josh McCown to be the Week 1 starter.
Huddle Up: With a young, unproven group of receivers, don't expect much fantasy value from whoever ends up under center for the Jets this season.
Matthew Stafford - QB - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn said the team is working on an extension for QB Matthew Stafford and hopes to have news on the situation later in the summer.
Huddle Up: Stafford is entering the final year of his contract, so there is a good chance that the two sides will reach an agreement this offseason. Stafford will have a solid group of pass catchers to work with this season and can be a No. 1 quarterback in most fantasy leagues.
Allen Hurns - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Hurns likely will line up as a slot receiver in 2017, in the opinion of the Florida Times-Union's Ryan O'Halloran.
Huddle Up: Hurns is coming off a disappointing 2016 season where he missed five games and posted only 477 yards and three touchdowns. Hurns should have a solid role in the passing game if he is healthy this season and could be considered a No. 5 receiver in some fantasy leagues.
Malcolm Mitchell - WR - New England Patriots
New England Patriots WR Malcolm Mitchell was kept on the sideline throughout spring practices by design. According to ESPN's Mike Reiss, the Patriots are subscribing to a 'less is more' approach with the second-year wideout and doing what they can to help sustain him for the long haul given his extensive history with knee injuries.
Huddle Up: Mitchell was a pleasant surprise as a fourth-round rookie in 2016, but he figures to be reduced to more of a specialty role as a sophomore after New England added Brandin Cooks to a receiver corps that already boasts Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan. As such, Mitchell will have a hard time being fantasy-relevant this season barring a rash of injuries in front of him on the depth chart.
Corey Coleman - WR - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman (shoulder, hamstring) hurt his shoulder and hamstring on an awkward fall in OTAs, and the team is expected to 'err on the side of caution' early in training camp.
Huddle Up: Coleman has gotten off to a bit of a rough start in his NFL career in terms of injuries. The second-year wideout will be counted on to be the Browns' top receiver this season, so the team would be wise to make sure he is completely healthy before pushing him hard in camp. Coleman has WR3 upside, but many owners may be able to get him on the cheap this summer considering his injury history and current quarterback situation.
Kyle Rudolph - TE - Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph is doing a better job as a blocker, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.
Huddle Up: Following a two-year stretch in which he played a total of 17 games, Rudolph has put together back-to-back full seasons and broke out last year with 83 catches for 840 yards - both career highs - and seven touchdowns. However, he graded out poorly as a run blocker, so this is a good sign for his current and future owners, as any improvement in that area should keep him on the field more than he already is. He is a midrange TE1 in fantasy.
Jay Ajayi - RB - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi looks much smoother running routes and finishing receptions than he did last year, as catching the ball out of the backfield became a major focus during his offseason training. 'The questions that he brings up to us are very detailed. They're really beyond next-level questions. They're almost kind of quarterback-ish questions for a running back,' head coach Adam Gase said.
Huddle Up: Ajayi managed only 27 receptions for 151 yards and averaged only 5.6 yards per catch during his breakout 2016 season. Despite Miami's desire to get Kenyan Drake more involved in the passing game, the third-year back doesn't want to come off the field and is working toward that end. Ajayi is a rock-solid RB1 and only needs to carry his improvement as a receiver into the regular season in order to become an elite fantasy back.
Derrick Henry - RB - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry looks faster this offseason, according to head coach Mike Mularkey, and Jim Wyatt of TitansOnline.com said Henry has looked more comfortable catching the ball.
Huddle Up: Henry is one of the top backup running backs, and if you are a DeMarco Murray owner, you'd be wise to snag Henry as a handcuff. If you own Henry in a keeper format, you just have to sit tight. His time is coming.
Corey Davis - WR - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans WR Corey Davis' strength has stood out during drills, according to Jim Wyatt of TitansOnline.com, and Wyatt said Davis has been able to make contested catches in traffic.
Huddle Up: Davis was drafted to be the top target for Marcus Mariota, and he is worth a look as a low-end WR3 in redraft leagues. In rookie drafts, he should be in the conversation for the top pick.
Duke Johnson - RB - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson is one of the 'better playmakers' for the offense and 'big things' are expected from him this season, according to running backs coach Kirby Wilson.
Huddle Up: Isaiah Crowell will handle most of the work on early downs, but Johnson's ability to catch the ball out of the backfield makes him a RB4 candidate in PPR formats.
Isaiah Crowell - RB - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell has only 'scratched the surface' of his potential, according to running backs coach Kirby Wilson.
Huddle Up: Crowell flirted with 1,000 yards last year and scored eight times, and after the Browns upgraded their offensive line in the offseason, he could improve across the board. Consider him a quality flex option with RB2 potential.
Carson Wentz - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz 'appeared to hit his stride' during the team's three-day minicamp, throwing crisper and more accurate passes than he did at the beginning. 'It's coming. I would say that obviously he's been working extremely hard at everything we've done. He?s really understanding our offense and our scheme ? making good choices and decisions with the ball. He's been sharp. It's exciting to watch him,' head coach Doug Pederson said.
Huddle Up: The reports on Wentz and his improved mechanics have been positive thus far, although he was probably a sure bet anyway to build on a promising rookie year following the additions of Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith at receiver. Last year's No. 2 overall pick should be solid QB2 in fantasy most weeks who should occasionally flirt with QB1 numbers in good matchups.
George Kittle - TE - San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers fifth-round TE George Kittle was the team's most prolific target during the recent minicamp and drew praise from QB Brian Hoyer for his football awareness and intelligence. 'He has a really good football awareness, is what I would call it. A feel for where to break, how to break, read zones. I've been surprised and, obviously, it's a good thing for us to have a guy who has that football awareness and some feel of the game to it,' Hoyer said.
Huddle Up: The more Kittle continues to stand out, the more likely Vance McDonald will not be on the roster come the start of the regular season. The rookie is being prepped to take on a hybrid tight end/H-back role and an above-average blocker as well as a receiver, so he figures to get a lot of snaps right away. However, that role isn't likely to translate to significant value right away in the 49ers' offense, so he can be left undrafted in fantasy.
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