Dez Bryant - WRPosted 8/16/18 2:39pm ET
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant's (Cowboys) visit with the Cleveland Browns Thursday, Aug. 16, may be more about the two sides getting to know each other better than it is to reach a contract agreement, according to a source. Bryant is believed to be looking for a one-year deal, which would allow him to show he is still a Pro Bowl-caliber player.
Huddle Up: It appears like the Browns may be the most likely destination for Bryant at this time. He probably would be the No. 3 receiver if he signs with the Browns. Bryant could be a No. 3 fantasy receiver in some leagues if he receives a solid role in the passing game.
Ezekiel Elliott - RBPosted 8/13/18 8:58pm ET
The Dallas Cowboys want to mix up their usage of RB Ezekiel Elliott in an attempt to spread out defenses. He has been lined up in the slot so he can match up against a linebacker or safety. 'It's going to be big for us in the offense,' offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said Monday, Aug. 13.
Huddle Up: Elliott has averaged 10.9 yards per reception, posting 58 catches through 25 career games. If he sees more targets in the passing game, his fantasy production is obviously going to increase, especially in PPR formats. He has averaged 104.6 rushing yards per game in his two NFL seasons, so as long as that number doesn't take a hit fantasy owners will be extremely pleased.
Ezekiel Elliott - RBPosted 8/12/18 1:31pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott told reporters Sunday, Aug. 12, he expects to play 'a little bit in that third preseason game (Aug. 26, against the Arizona Cardinals), probably play the first series.' Elliott believes the coaching staff will follow a plan similar to the one he followed last preseason.
Huddle Up: Elliott figures to be a near-lock to finish among the league leaders in carries and offensive touches if he stays healthy, so keeping him fresh in August is the right call. Despite a difficult schedule and no major threat to complement him in the passing game, his offensive line and volume figure to help him remain a top-five fantasy back in 2018.
Cole Beasley - WRPosted 8/11/18 3:48pm ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley (groin) was held out of practice with a groin issue Saturday, Aug. 11.
Huddle Up: It's not a serious situation. Beasley should be fine for the start of the regular season assuming there are no setbacks. He could lead the Cowboys in targets and is essentially free later in drafts.
Ezekiel Elliott - RBPosted 8/11/18 4:40pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (wrist) was seen wearing a brace on his left wrist Saturday, Aug. 11. He did practice, however, as the issue is not serious.
Huddle Up: There's nothing to be alarmed about here. The Cowboys will need to rely on Elliott frequently in 2018 if their offense is to succeed. If he can stay healthy and keep his off-field life in order then he's a top-five running back candidate.
Michael Gallup - WRPosted 8/11/18 6:31pm ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup is a 'moldable, future really good receiver,' according to wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal.
Huddle Up: Gallup caught a 30-yard touchdown in his preseason debut, and his size could allow him to contribute in the red zone immediately for a Dallas offense that is still sorting out its receiving corps. Stash him as a WR5 in redraft leagues and see how he develops.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 8/9/18 3:10pm ET
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) is not returning phone calls from the Cleveland Browns, according to Browns general manager John Dorsey. Dorsey said the team would meet with Bryant next week if he communicated with them.
Huddle Up: It appears that Bryant is not interested in signing with the Browns, so owners should continue to monitor his status. He may have to wait until an injury occurs before signing with a team. He still has the chance to be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy receiver.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 8/9/18 5:10pm ET
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) said on his Twitter page that he plans to meet with the Cleveland Browns next week.
Huddle Up: There have been twists and turns in situation between Bryant and the Browns, but it appears the two sides will meet at some point. Bryant probably would be the No. 3 receiver if he signs with the Browns and could be considered a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy receiver.
Michael Gallup - WRPosted 8/9/18 11:55pm ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup caught a 30-yard touchdown pass from QB Dak Prescott against the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday, Aug. 9.
Huddle Up: Of the all rookie wideouts, Gallup might be stepping into the best situation. That he was on the receiving end of Prescott's TD toss is another good sign. While you should manage expectations with Gallup, he's deserving of late-round selection based on his potential.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 8/7/18 7:50am ET
Updating previous reports, free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) is believed to have little interest in joining the Cleveland Browns, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Bryant has WR3 capability in fantasy, but the longer this goes, the more he'll continue to fall in drafts from uncertainty.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 8/6/18 5:04am ET
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) is still receiving interest from the Cleveland Browns, but nothing is imminent even after Cleveland traded WR Corey Coleman.
Huddle Up: Bryant still being unsigned says a lot about his fading star. He can still be a WR3 in fantasy once he gets picked up.
Michael Gallup - WRPosted 8/5/18 8:15pm ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup should become a key target once he becomes comfortable with the offense, according to vice president Stephen Jones.
Huddle Up: The Dallas receiving corps is going to look a lot different this year, and Gallup could make an instant impact, especially in the red zone. He's a second-round option in rookie drafts and a late-round lottery ticket in redraft leagues.
Allen Hurns - WRPosted 8/4/18 12:12pm ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Allen Hurns (groin) said Saturday, Aug. 4, that he will do individual drills in practice. He has been dealing with some groin issues early in training camp.
Huddle Up: Hurns is looking to put the past two disappointing seasons in Jacksonville in his rear-view mirror, and he has the chance to shine in Dallas with a hodgepodge receiver group. He should be the team's No. 1 receiver as long as he doesn't fall too far behind due to his early injury. Hurns will be an intriguing fantasy depth pick at the receiver position in the middle to late rounds.
Deonte Thompson - WRPosted 8/4/18 12:37pm ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Deonte Thompson (Achilles') was held out of practice Saturday, Aug. 4, due to a strained left Achilles' injury.
Huddle Up: A video of Thompson was posted on social media with the receiver on a scooter at the team's facility with what appeared to be his left foot taped or bandaged. It doesn't look to be a serious injury. Thompson could potentially see a big role, especially in three-receiver sets, as the team has a bunch of wideouts jockeying for jobs. Only Cole Beasley and Terrance Williams are established in the system, while a bunch of newcomers like Thompson, Allen Hurns and Tavon Austin look to grab a piece of the pie. Thompson is only worth a late-round flier in deeper fantasy leagues at this point, but watch the preseason games closely for developments.
Ezekiel Elliott - RBPosted 8/4/18 8:34pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is in better shape physically and mentally this year, according to running backs coach Gary Brown. 'We are going to get a good Zeke this year,' Brown said. 'He is on a mission. You can see it already.'
Huddle Up: Elliott managed more than 1,200 yards from scrimmage and nine scores despite being suspended six games. A full season of a more focused Elliott could result in huge numbers. He is a top-five fantasy player at his position.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 7/30/18 9:16am ET
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) is still talking with the Cleveland Browns, but the two sides have not scheduled a meeting at this point.
Huddle Up: The Browns appear to be the most interested team in Bryant, but the two sides are only talking at this time. Bryant probably would be a top three receiver for the Browns if he signs and would see a solid amount of targets. He has a good chance to be a No. 3 receiver no matter where he signs.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 7/29/18 3:08pm ET
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) is not an option for the Tennessee Titans at this time even though WR Rishard Matthews (undisclosed) is dealing with an injury, according to a source. The Titans could show interest in Bryant down the road.
Huddle Up: Bryant has been linked to a few teams since training camp started, but it appears that the Titans expect Matthews back in the near future. Matthews should receive a solid amount of targets if healthy and can be a No. 3 receiver. Bryant also has a chance to be a No. 3 receive depending on his new team.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 7/27/18 1:47pm ET
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant's (Cowboys) representatives have had discussions with the Cleveland Browns about the possibility of Bryant signing a one-year deal with the Browns, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Browns do not know when Josh Gordon will report, so Bryant could be another option for the team. Bryant did see a drop in production last season but can still be a solid contributor in the passing game. He probably would be a No. 3 fantasy receiver if he joins Cleveland.
Michael Gallup - WRPosted 7/26/18 7:28pm ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup's catch radius and ability to contribute in the red zone were praised by offensive coordinator Scott Linehan.
Huddle Up: The Cowboys will need some receivers to step up following the departures of Dez Bryant and Jason Witten. Don't expect Gallup to be a reliable fantasy starter this year, but he's a second-round option in rookie drafts and a WR5 candidate in redraft leagues because of his potential impact in the red zone.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 7/25/18 9:14am ET
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) is an option for the Cleveland Browns, according to general manager John Dorsey.
Huddle Up: Bryant still holds WR3 value and could be a valuable target in Cleveland's offense.
Blake Jarwin - TEPosted 7/16/18 12:15pm ET
Dallas Cowboys TE Blake Jarwin was regularly targeted by QB Dak Prescott during organized team activities this offseason, specifically in red-zone scenarios. Prescott praised Jarwin for his ability to get open and Jarwin said he's glad to have already developed some chemistry with Prescott.
Huddle Up: It's easy to be excited about a player in the offseason, but caution must be used. Jarwin will need to beat out Geoff Swaim and Rico Gathers for the starting tight end job. Even then, whoever takes over for Jason Witten will not be a reliable weekly fantasy starter.
Ezekiel Elliott - RBPosted 7/6/18 9:12pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has rushed for at least 80 yards in 23 of the 25 games he has played.
Huddle Up: When spending a top-five pick on a player, consistent production is as important as upside. Elliott's heavy workload as the focal point of the Dallas offense should ensure that he continues to provide both for fantasy owners.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 7/1/18 3:29pm ET
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) does not appear to be a target for the Tennessee Titans, in the opinion of TitansOnline.com's Jim Wyatt.
Huddle Up: The Titans will be entering the season with Rishard Matthews and Corey Davis as their top receivers. Matthews is a solid contributor in the passing game and can be a No. 3 fantasy receiver. Davis will look to bounce back in 2018 and has a chance to be a No. 3 receiver. Bryant is expected to sign with a team at some point during training camp and will have fantasy value as a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver.
Geoff Swaim - TEPosted 6/26/18 7:38am ET
Dallas Cowboys TE Geoff Swaim will likely see first-team repetitions in training camp.
Huddle Up: So Swaim has the chance to be the starting tight end for the Cowboys. Sounds like a fantasy sleeper, right? He has two catches for 25 yards in his career, and he caught 13 balls for 84 yards and a touchdown in 13 collegiate games at Texas. Look elsewhere for a late-round flyer.
Terrance Williams - WRPosted 6/14/18 10:04am ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Terrance Williams (foot) is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, according to head coach Jason Garrett.
Huddle Up: Williams has a good opportunity to be fantasy relevant in a relatively weak wide receiver corps, although one could argue he's the fourth best receiver on his team from a fantasy perspective. Allen Hurns, Michael Gallup and Cole Beasley will see their fair share of targets, making Williams a late-round dart throw.
Ezekiel Elliott - RBPosted 6/10/18 1:36pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott should be in line for even more touches - especially in the passing game - following the departures of Jason Witten and Dez Bryant, according to John Machota of The Dallas Morning News.
Huddle Up: As long as Elliott stays healthy and out of trouble, he was always going to be a good bet to blow right past the 242 carries and 26 receptions he finished with in 2017. With Dallas reinforcing its offensive line in the offseason and losing its top two threats in the passing game, Elliott could push 50 catches in addition to the 300-plus carries he is almost certain to see. Owners should not hesitate taking him with a top-five pick this summer.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 6/10/18 7:04pm ET
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) is 'most definitely' welcome on the Tennessee Titans roster, according to TE Delanie Walker. 'It's another element if they was to bring him to the team,' Walker said. 'If he can help us out, gladly I would welcome him with open arms.'
Huddle Up: Bryant joining the Titans doesn't seem likely, but if he does end up in Tennessee, it would definitely cap the upside of Corey Davis.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 6/9/18 10:53am ET
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) probably will not be an option for the New England Patriots even if WR Julian Edelman is suspended for four games, in the opinion of ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss.
Huddle Up: The Patriots have receiver options on their roster if they lose Edelman for a few games. Chris Hogan and Jordan Matthews are probably the favorites to start at this point and will have fantasy value. Bryant is expected to wait until training camp to sign with a team and could be a No. 3 fantasy received depending on his role.
Rico Gathers - TEPosted 6/9/18 7:57pm ET
Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers said he bulked up to 282 pounds in order to be more effective as a blocker. 'Now coming off, I'm delivering the blow,' Gathers said. 'I'm delivering the shot.'
Huddle Up: With Jason Witten retiring, this is Gathers' best chance to carve out a role in the Dallas offense. If you have been stashing him in a keeper league, continue to sit tight and see what happens.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 6/1/18 1:27pm ET
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) is not expected to sign with a team until the start of training camp, according to sources. He has received interest from teams but is being patient and selective.
Huddle Up: Bryant likely will have to wait for an injury before he signs with a team. He has the ability to be a starting receiver for most teams, but his fantasy value will be determined by the role he receives with his new team. Owners can consider him a No. 3 fantasy receiver depending on the team.
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