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  • Courtland Sutton Has Foot Evaluated During Practice

    Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton (foot) suffered a foot injury during practice on Saturday. However, after being evaluated, he returned to the field. With Tim Patrick (knee) tearing his ACL, Sutton is expected to see plenty of targets this season from new signal-caller Russell Wilson, especially in the red zone. The 26-year-old finished 2021-22 with only 58 catches for 776 yards and two touchdowns. Yet, with Wilson in the equation, Sutton could be in store for the best season of his career.

    Aug 6 · Source via Broncos Courtland Sutton
  • 49ers Sign Willie Snead IV

    Free-agent wide receiver Willie Snead IV inked a one-year deal with the 49ers. The 29-year-old has suited up for regular season snaps in New Orleans, Baltimore, Las Vegas, and Carolina since 2015. During that span, he's compiled 3,431 yards and 16 touchdowns off 279 catches. Although Snead will be behind Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, Jauan Jennings, and Danny Gray on the depth chart, he could see some looks from Trey Lance if someone gets injured within the receiving corps. As a result, he has streaming potential in 2022-23.

    Aug 6 · Source via 49ers Willie Snead
  • Boston Scott Dealing With A Concussion

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott (concussion) didn't practice on Saturday. The 27-year-old suffered the injury on Thursday after colliding with a teammate. However, he's not expected to be out long. Scott has been a relatively reliable performer for the team throughout his four years in the league, all in Philly, compiling 992 yards and 13 touchdowns off 228 carries. He's also added 62 catches for 449 yards and another touchdown. Nevertheless, although Scott won't be the primary option out of the backfield this season, he always seems to work his way into the picture. Considering Miles Sanders hasn't stayed healthy over the last two seasons, Scott has streaming potential in all fantasy formats.

    Aug 6 · Source via Eagles Boston Scott
  • N'Keal Harry Suffers Injury During Practice

    Chicago Bears wide receiver N'Keal Harry (undisclosed) exited Saturday's practice. While there hasn't been an official word regarding the exact nature of the ailment, there is a belief the former Patriot injured his left leg. The Bears have dealt with injuries throughout its receiving corps recently, with Byron Pringle (quadriceps), Dante Pettis (undisclosed), and rookie Velus Jones Jr. (undisclosed) all banged up. There should be an update on Harry's condition soon. However, things aren't looking promising for the 24-year-old.

    Aug 6 · Source via Bears N'Keal Harry
  • Latest On Dolphins' Byron Jones

    As their training camp opened up last month, the Dolphins placed cornerback Byron Jones on the PUP list. Recent remarks made on his status by head coach Mike McDaniel furthered the level of uncertainty surrounding the 29-year-old.  McDaniel acknowledged, via the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, that “there is concern” with where Jones is at during his recovery. The former […]

    Aug 6 · Pro Football Rumors Dolphins Byron Jones
  • Matthew Stafford Showing No Signs Of Injury

    Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford (elbow) threw during practice today and did not appear to be impacted by his injury, according to Sarah Barshop of ESPN. Head coach Sean McVay echoed that sentiment, saying, "I don't think you would know that anything was going on. I know that I'm going to sleep better tonight." Stafford's ailment was previously described as "unusual" for a quarterback, so it's refreshing to see that he has looked normal when taking reps. The 34-year-old has dealt with elbow issues in the past, but it hasn't slowed him down too much. Last season, he totaled 404 completions, 4,886 yards, 41 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions en route to finishing as the QB5 in his first year with the Rams. He owns an ADP of 129 heading into fantasy drafts.

    Aug 6 · Source via Rams Matthew Stafford
  • Eno Benjamin Viewed As "Lock" For RB2 Role

    Arizona Cardinals running back Eno Benjamin is viewed as a "lock" to win the backup running back job out of training camp, according to Blake Murphy of Revenge of the Birds. Benjamin has been competing with veteran Darrel Williams for the No. 2 role behind incumbent starter James Conner. The backup role became vacant when Chase Edmonds departed for Miami this past offseason. Benjamin hasn't seen much usage throughout two pro seasons, totaling just 118 rushing yards, 42 receiving yards, and one touchdown. However, he has looked great throughout camp, and it appears that his time has come to climb to No. 2 on the depth chart.

    Aug 6 · Source via Cardinals Eno Benjamin
  • 49ers' Depth Could Push Deebo Samuel Back To Old Role

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel should return to his old role as a full-time wide receiver now that the team has plenty of impressive depth at the running back position. Albert Breer of MMQB observes that incumbent starter Elijah Mitchell remains a stud while "rookie Tyrion Davis-Price has impressed in pads [and] Trey Sermon has taken a step." With so much depth in the backfield, Samuel won't be needed to run the ball as much. He was the WR2 last season, racking up 77 receptions, 1,405 receiving yards, 59 carries, 365 rushing yards, and 14 total touchdowns through 16 games. He owns an ADP of 17 heading into 2022 fantasy drafts.

    Aug 6 · Source via 49ers Deebo Samuel
  • Brandon Aiyuk Having Very Strong Camp

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk "has built off his strong finish to 2021, is in phenomenal shape, [and] looks like a complete wide receiver," according to Albert Breer of MMQB. He adds that Aiyuk's ability to beat man coverage could give the 49ers' offense a huge advantage in 2022. Last year was a tale of two stories for the former first-round pick, who had a quiet start to the year. In fact, he was just the WR94 from Weeks 1 to 7. Then, he turned things around, ranking as the WR16 from Week 8 until the end of the season. He projects as a mid-range WR3 this coming season and carries an ADP of 78.

    Aug 6 · Source via 49ers Brandon Aiyuk
  • Denzel Mims Won't Request Trade

    New York Jets wide receiver Denzel Mims has not requested a trade and is not expected to do so, according to Connor Hughes of The Athletic. Mims' agent was at Jets training camp today and a report surfaced suggesting Mims might look to be dealt, but Hughes clarifies that's not the case. The 24-year-old has suffered from a lack of both playing time and production through two pro seasons, catching just 31 passes for 490 yards over the course of 20 games. It's hard to imagine he'll have much of a role this coming season now that he's blocked on the roster by breakout receiver Elijah Moore, rookie Garrett Wilson, veteran Corey Davis, gadget player Braxton Berrios, and others.

    Aug 6 · Source via Jets Denzel Mims
  • J.K. Dobbins Close To Returning?

    Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins "is pushing" to get back on the field and will probably be the next player activated from the PUP list, head coach John Harbaugh told Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic. The team is expected to re-evaluate his status on Monday. Dobbins is recovering from an ACL tear and other damage, but it appears that he is nearing a return to the field and should be ready for Week 1. As a rookie in 2020, he registered 805 rushing yards, 120 receiving yards, and nine touchdowns. He sports an ADP of 64 and should be viewed as a mid-range RB2 this coming season.

    Aug 6 · Source via Ravens J.K. Dobbins
  • Nico Collins Is "Clear" WR2 In Houston

    Houston Texans second-year wide receiver Nico Collins is the "clear No. 2" option on the depth chart, according to DJ Bien-Aime of ESPN. Injuries and quarterback turnover limited Collins to just 33 catches, 446 yards, and one touchdown as a rookie, but all signs point to him taking a big step forward in 2022. He'll start alongside reliable veteran Brandin Cooks in an offense that should look better this year than it did in 2021. Most notably, quarterback Davis Mills has a year of NFL experience under his belt and isn't facing as much competition in training camp. Collins' ADP of 145 makes him worthy of being selected as a late-round flier. He should see significant volume this year.

    Aug 6 · Source via Texans Nico Collins
  • Gabriel Davis Was Bills' Best Pass-Catcher In Scrimmage

    Buffalo Bills starting wide receiver Gabriel Davis was the "best pass catcher on the field" during the team's scrimmage on Friday evening, writes Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic. Davis ran a variety of routes and got open more often than not, catching five of six targets for 76 yards and a touchdown. The lone incompletion thrown his way was a 25-yard pass at the left side of the end zone. Davis caught the ball but only got one foot down in the process. The 24-year-old's success on Friday has to please fantasy managers after Davis was one of the most hyped-up players this offseason. His ADP has risen from 86 in February to 51 today. He has totaled 70 catches, 1,148 yards, and 13 touchdowns through two pro seasons but is expected to see an increase in usage now that he has risen to No. 2 on the depth chart (behind Stefon Diggs).

    Aug 6 · Source via Bills Gabriel Davis
  • Kareem Hunt Not Participating In Team Drills

    Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt will not participate in team drills. The veteran is determined to receive an extension and has reiterated multiple times he will only perform individual sessions until then. Hunt's agent was reportedly at the Browns' facility recently for negotiations, although it's unknown how close the sides are to an agreement. The 27-year-old would like to remain in Cleveland. However, a trade also hasn't been ruled out. Nevertheless, despite being involved in a timeshare with Nick Chubb, Hunt has been a potent PPR fantasy producer over the years when available. He's battles injuries and off-the-field issues. Yet, no matter where he suits up this season, he should continue to be a reliable fantasy option as long as he stays healthy.

    Aug 6 · Source via Browns Kareem Hunt
  • Latest On Panthers' QB Situation

    The Panthers have one of the league’s only quarterback competitions this summer and plan to draw it out a bit longer. Carolina doesn’t plan on making what head coach Matt Rhule calls a “major decision” on any position battles until after the team’s second preseason game on August 19, according to David Newton of ESPN. […]

    Aug 6 · Pro Football Rumors Panthers Sam Darnold Baker Mayfield
  • D.J. Chark Looking Good At Camp

    Detroit Lions wide receiver D.J. Chark had a "monster practice" on Saturday and has reportedly been standing out during training camp thus far. The 25-year-old signed a one-year, $10 million deal with the team in March after missing most of last season with a fractured ankle. He has compiled 2,042 yards and 15 touchdowns off 147 catches since being drafted by the Jaguars in 2018, so it's obvious he has talent. However, Chark will need to build rapport with Jared Goff, with the signal-caller also needing to step things up for the wideout to be a consistent fantasy option this season. The former LSU Tiger has also battled injuries throughout his career, and he'll also be competing with Amon-Ra St. Brown, Josh Reynolds, T.J. Hockenson, Quintez Cephus, Kalif Raymond, and rookie Jameson Williams (knee) for Goff's attention. In addition, D'Andre Swift is likely to command targets out of the backfield. Nevertheless, while Chark should have some potent fantasy performances in 2022-23, he isn't expected to be a routine producer.

    Aug 6 · Source via Lions DJ Chark
  • Kyler Murray Returns To Camp On Saturday

    Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (illness) is back with the team on Saturday after recently dealing with COVID-19. While head coach Kliff Kingsbury initially reported that Murray had "mild" symptoms, he will still take things slow with his signal-caller. The 24-year-old also had a minor wrist injury before the diagnosis, so there's a good chance he won't see the field during Friday's preseason opener in Cincinnati. As a result, backup Colt McCoy may get some work, with Trace McSorley and Jarrett Guarantano also expected to line up under center.

    Aug 6 · Source via Cardinals Kyler Murray
  • Mark Andrews Not Suiting Up Against Titans

    Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews won't play during the exhibition against Tennessee. With the veteran expected to be Lamar Jackson's No. 1 receiving option, John Harbaugh may continue to play it safe throughout the preseason. Charlie Kolar (hernia) will also be out, so Nick Boyle, Josh Oliver, Isaiah Likely, and Tony Poljan may all get some snaps on Thursday.

    Aug 6 · Source via Ravens Mark Andrews
  • Lamar Jackson Won't Play In Preseason Opener

    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson won't play during the preseason opener on Thursday against the Titans. This isn't a surprise, primarily since the 2019 NFL MVP may not get any reps until closer to Week 1. Even then, Jackson isn't a lock to see the field throughout the preseason. The 25-year-old has bulked since the end of last season. He has also demonstrated added "zip" to his throws in camp, so he has top-five fantasy upside at the position heading into the 2022-23 campaign. Regarding the exhibition versus Tennessee, Tyler Huntley, Brett Hundley, and Anthony Brown are listed behind Jackson on the depth chart, so there's a chance all of them will receive some snaps.

    Aug 6 · Source via Ravens Lamar Jackson
  • Kenny Pickett Listed As No. 3 QB On Depth Chart

    In the Pittsburgh Steelers first depth chart, rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett is listed as the No. 3 QB, behind Mitch Trubisky and Mason Rudolph. Although reports haven't been great on Trubisky's performance this summer, he's consistently been the starter in training camp practices, and he's essentially been told the starting job is his to lose heading into the regular season. Rookie wide receiver George Pickens, a second-round pick, is currently listed as one of the team's three starting receivers. Fellow rookie wideout Calvin Austin III is on the fourth string. Pickett, a first-round selection, has struggled with patience so far in camp and could sit all of his first season in the NFL, barring injuries to Trubisky or Rudolph.

    Aug 6 · Source via Steelers Kenny Pickett
  • Devin Duvernay Returns To Practice

    Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Devin Duvernay (thigh) returned to practice on Saturday at training camp after missing the last five days with a thigh bruise. He's currently listed as the starting receiver alongside Rashod Bateman on Baltimore's depth chart. Duvernay should have added opportunities in the passing game in 2022 with Marquise Brown now in Arizona, but third-year receiver James Proche II has been lights-out in training camp and will also be competing for targets behind No. 1 Bateman. The 24-year-old caught 33 of his 47 targets for 272 yards and two touchdowns in 16 games (seven starts) in his second NFL season, but despite the bigger role in this run-first offense, he should be left to the waiver wire in standard 12-team leagues to open the year.

    Aug 6 · Source via Ravens Devin Duvernay
  • Kiko Alonso Retires Saturday

    New Orleans Saints linebacker Kiko Alonso announced his retirement from professional football on Saturday after the Saints brought him in for one training camp practice. Alonso will end his NFL career after playing in six seasons. He was originally a second-round pick by the Buffalo Bills in 2013 out of the University of Oregon. The 31-year-old also had stops with the Philadelphia Eagles and Miami Dolphins before last playing with the Saints in 2019, when he had only 31 tackles (25 solo), three tackles for loss and a pass defensed in 13 games (four starts). Alonso will finish his NFL career with 588 tackles (369 solo), three sacks, 30 tackles for loss, 17 QB hits, 10 interceptions (one for a touchdown), 17 passes defensed, seven forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries in 86 games (67 starts).

    Aug 6 · Source via Saints Kiko Alonso
  • Darnell Savage Suffers Hamstring Injury

    Green Bay Packers starting safety Darnell Savage (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury during the team's traditional "Family Night" practice at Lambeau Field on Friday. The former first-round pick in 2019 said he doesn't "think it's a concern." "It's a fast-people injury. Some of those things you can't avoid. I'll just handle it the right way and listen to those guys back there and I'll be all right." The 25-year-old finished his third NFL season in 2021 with 63 tackles (48 solo), two interceptions and nine passes defensed in 17 regular season starts. The Packers defense is a strong suit for them heading into the 2022 season, and they might have their best defensive unit since they won the Super Bowl in 2010.

    Aug 6 · Source via Packers Darnell Savage Jr.
  • Chiefs Sign Devin Gray

    The Kansas City Chiefs signed free-agent wide receiver Devin Gray to an undisclosed one-year deal on Saturday after a solid workout, according to his agent. Gray most recently played in the USFL and has spent time in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons and Baltimore Ravens. The 27-year-old from the University of Cincinnati has yet to play in an NFL game and will be hoping to latch on with the Chiefs practice squad to open the 2022 regular season.

    Aug 6 · Source via
  • Panthers Won't Rush Decision on Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold

    Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said he won't make a "major decision" on any position, particularly between quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold, until after the Aug. 19 preseason game against the New England Patriots. "I'm not putting a timetable on the quarterback position until after we get back from the Patriots week," Rhule said. "The Patriots week is a true litmus test for us. That will really show us where guys are." Mayfield began Saturday's scrimmage with the first team, but the two took equal repetitions with the first- and second-team offense and neither QB had a decisive advantage at the end of the day. Neither signal-caller has separated himself so far in the QB competition this summer, which has to be considered a disappointment for Mayfield.

    Aug 6 · Source via Panthers Baker Mayfield Sam Darnold
  • Daniel Bellinger Looking Like No. 1 TE

    New York Giants rookie tight end Daniel Bellinger was the clear No. 1 tight end at training camp practice on Friday. Chris Myarick saw action with the starters in rare two-tight end sets, while rookie Andre Miller lined up as a fullback in the jumbo goal-line formation. Bellinger is getting extra repetitions with the first-team offense with veteran Ricky Seals-Jones missing his sixth straight practice on Friday with an undisclosed injury. Even if Seals-Jones were healthy, though, there's no guarantee he'd beat out Bellinger for the top pass-catching role at the position for the Giants. The fourth-rounder briefly landed on the Physically Unable to Perform list with a quadriceps injury, but he's healthy now and is the favorite to open the year as the starting tight end.

    Aug 6 · Source via Giants Daniel Bellinger
  • Darius Slayton Works With Third-Team Offense

    New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton was working with the third-team offense in training camp practice on Friday. Rookie Wan'Dale Robinson, Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney worked with the first team, while Richie James, Collin Johnson and C.J. Board worked with the second team. Slayton worked with Keelan Doss, Austin Proehl and Alex Bachman. It continues to look like it will be an uphill battle for Slayton, a fourth-year pro, to make the final roster out of training camp. It's especially disappointing since Sterling Shepard (Achilles) still isn't practicing with the team. Slayton, who caught a career-low 26 passes (58 targets) for 339 yards and two touchdowns in 13 games (five starts) last year, is well off the fantasy radar for obvious reasons.

    Aug 6 · Source via Giants Darius Slayton
  • David Bell Comes Off PUP List

    The Cleveland Browns activated rookie wide receiver David Bell (foot) off the Physically Unable to Perform list on Saturday. The third-round pick out of Purdue was a consensus All-American in 2021 and is an intriguing prospect that could earn playing time early as a slot option for the Browns with Jarvis Landry now in New Orleans. Bell is returning from a stress fracture in his foot, so he's likely to be eased into training camp practices. Amari Cooper will be the team's clear No. 1 receiver, but Bell and Anthony Schwartz (knee) have opportunity to take on big roles this season, albeit in a run-first offense that will be without quarterback Deshaun Watson for at least six games. Bell probably will be left to the waiver wire in standard 12-team leagues to begin the season, but he's one to watch as the year progresses.

    Aug 6 · Source via Browns David Bell
  • Tyler Linderbaum Likely Out A Few Weeks

    Baltimore Ravens first-round rookie center Tyler Linderbaum (foot) was injured in Friday's training camp practice and had an MRI exam that didn't show any real concerns. However, head coach John Harbaugh said that Linderbaum will likely be out for a week or two, which probably means he won't play in next Thursday's preseason opener against the Tennessee Titans. Centers Patrick Mekari, Trystan Colon and Jimmy Murray will get more playing time in training camp at the position until Linderbaum returns to action. The 22-year-old could return for the team's second preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals on Aug. 21.

    Aug 6 · Source via Ravens
  • James Proche II Playing Lights-Out In Training Camp

    Baltimore Ravens third-year wide receiver James Proche II has been standing out at training camp this summer. He's made a few plays in just about every practice so far and he's working pretty much every area of the field. Proche's precise route-running has made him a nightmare to cover on one-on-one drills. The former sixth-rounder in 2020 had a good camp last year as well, but his performance this summer is reassuring for a team that traded No. 1 receiver Marquise Brown this offseason. The 25-year-old is arriving early and staying late, and he's seeing more chances with Devin Duvernay (thigh) sidelined. Proche was targeted just 20 times in 14 games last year while catching 16 of them for 202 yards. If he's healthy, there's no reason why he shouldn't see more chances in 2022.

    Aug 6 · Source via Ravens James Proche
  • Byron Pringle To Miss Time With Quad Injury

    Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus said that wide receiver Byron Pringle (quadriceps) will miss some time with a quadriceps injury, but there is no specific timetable for his return. Cornerback Kyler Gordon and rookie receiver Velus Jones Jr. are also day-to-day with undisclosed injuries. It hasn't been a good summer for Pringle with his new team, as he was also recently arrested in a traffic incident and charged with reckless driving and driving with a suspended license. An already thin Bears receivers group just got thinner with Pringle's injury. Darnell Mooney is the unquestioned No. 1 wideout, and Pringle's injury will give Equanimeous St. Brown, Jones and N'Keal Harry more repetitions in training camp.

    Aug 6 · Source via Bears Byron Pringle
  • Jaycee Horn Making A Slow Recovery

    Carolina Panthers cornerback Jaycee Horn's (foot) slow recovery from a foot injury from 11 months ago is a little disconcerting, according to The Athletic's Joseph Person. Horn hasn't taken part in any team drills at training camp after coming off the Physically Unable to Perform list, and he won't participate in practice for several more days. The No. 8 overall pick in last year's draft missed the final 14 games of his rookie season when he broke three bones in his right foot in a Thursday night game. Horn took part in organized team activities and minicamp but reported soreness after his conditioning test. It sounds like the 22-year-old could still be ready for the start of the regular season, but the Panthers secondary certainly won't be at full strength until they get him back on the field.

    Aug 6 · Source via Panthers Jaycee Horn
  • C.J. Saunders Impressing Again This Summer

    Carolina Panthers wide receiver C.J. Saunders impressed during last year's training camp as an undrafted free agent, but most wrote him off as an undersized receiver making the most of his repetitions in non-contact drills against second- and third-stringers. Saunders is impressing again this year, often against the starting secondary, and it's clear he's earned the trust of quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold and every other QB with his ability to get open and make catches. The 5-foot-10, 190-pounder spent most of 2021 on the practice squad before playing in two of the last three games while catching two passes for 11 yards in Week 18. He's building a case for a roster spot this year, but he won't be in play in fantasy drafts.

    Aug 6 · Source via Panthers C.J. Saunders
  • Christian McCaffrey's Stock Is Rising

    Although the Carolina Panthers are being cautious with running back Christian McCaffrey at training camp this summer after a rash of injuries the last two seasons, he's not exactly taking it easy either. Head coach Matt Rhule said McCaffrey won't practice more than two days in a row in full pads, but he's still getting plenty of work in as he looks to bounce back in 2022. CMC won't play in preseason games, and there's a plan to be smarter with him during the regular season as well, but it doesn't include putting him in bubble wrap. "Christian's a dominant football player. He plays a high-contact, high-percent-of-injury position. We're going to put him out there and play him," Rhule said. "I think we're all thinking about Christian one way only, and that's attack."

    Aug 6 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • 49ers Sign OT Jordan Mills

    Jordan Mills has found a new home. The veteran offensive tackle has signed with the 49ers, reports Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com (on Twitter). Mills has bounced around the NFL since his four-year stint with the Bills ended in 2018. He started two of his three games for the Cardinals in 2019 before suffering a knee […]

    Aug 6 · Pro Football Rumors 49ers
  • Michael Thomas Making Progress

    New Orleans Saints head coach Dennis Allen said that wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) was in team drills at training camp practice for the first time on Saturday and came out of them with no setbacks. Thomas even went to the ground and had no issues. So far, Thomas has looked really good at training camp after missing all of last season with a left ankle injury. He hasn't been wearing a brace or wrap on his ankle either, and although he's not quite 100 percent, Thomas is tracking to be ready for the Week 1 regular season opener. It would be unrealistic for fantasy managers to expect the 29-year-old to return to being the best receiver in the game this year, but there's a good chance he'll reclaim his role as the team's top wideout if he stays healthy. Thomas's fantasy ADP is surely to rise in the coming weeks if he continues to look good in training camp.

    Aug 6 · Source via Saints Michael Thomas
  • Tom Brady Returns To The Team

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is back at training camp practice on Saturday after a day off and some personal days. There's really nothing to see here. The future first-ballot Hall of Famer hasn't practiced in a few days, but we think he'll be just fine. He'll also be held out of the team's first preseason game on Aug. 13 against the Miami Dolphins, as will plenty of the team's other starters. The 45-year-old GOAT recently got two new offensive weapons in wide receiver Julio Jones and tight end Kyle Rudolph, which only raises his fantasy ceiling for the 2022 season. In his 22nd NFL season last year, Brady led the league in attempts (719), completions (485), passing yards (5,316), touchdown passes (43) and yards per game (312.7).

    Aug 6 · Source via Buccaneers Tom Brady
  • Mike Evans Day-To-Day With Hamstring Injury

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles said that wide receiver Mike Evans (hamstring) is "day-to-day" with a hamstring injury that he suffered in practice on Friday at training camp. Evans has a history of minor hamstring injuries, but he should be just fine after sitting out potentially a couple days of practice. Barring another setback with his leg in training camp, the 28-year-old will be just fine for the start of the 2022 regular season. Evans is a no-doubt WR1 in fantasy as one of quarterback Tom Brady's top targets, especially in the red zone. The four-time Pro Bowler had 74 catches on 114 targets for 1,035 yards and a career-high 14 touchdowns in 16 regular season games in 2021. Evans has 27 touchdowns in the last two years with Brady and has reached 1,000 yards in all eight of his NFL seasons.

    Aug 6 · Source via Buccaneers Mike Evans
  • OT Duane Brown Visiting Jets

    Could Duane Brown be heading east? The veteran offensive tackle is visiting with the Jets and will attend their Green & White scrimmage tonight, according to ESPN’s Rich Cimini (on Twitter). Brown started all 17 games last season for Seattle and earned his first Pro Bowl nod since the 2017 campaign. He ended up ranking a […]

    Aug 6 · Pro Football Rumors Jets
  • Burglary Charge Dropped Against Texans RB Darius Anderson

    After being arrested last month for burglary with intent to commit assault, Texans running back Darius Anderson has been cleared of any wrongdoing. According to Mark Berman of Fox26 (on Twitter), the Harris County District Attorney's office dismissed charges against Anderson. According to court records, Anderson's ex-girlfriend claimed that the athlete forced his way into […]

    Aug 6 · Pro Football Rumors Texans Darius Anderson
  • Willie Snead Joins 49ers Roster

    The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to a deal with wide receiver Willie Snead. The 29-year-old played in seven games last season between two teams. He hasn't made much an impact on the field in a few seasons. He's a decent addition as depth, but fantasy managers shouldn't expect him to make much of an impact. Snead hauled in 33 receptions for 432 yards and three touchdowns with the Baltimore Ravens in 2020. He won't be someone worth looking at in fantasy leagues unless the 49ers lose a few receivers due to injury.

    Aug 6 · Source via 49ers Willie Snead
  • Jalen Richard Works Out With Steelers

    The Pittsburgh Steelers have worked out running back Jalen Richard. The organization also worked out Wayne Gallman as they seek another back before the season begins. Najee Harris is expected to handle a bulk of the work in Pittsburgh. Behind him, Anthony McFarland and Benny Snell would see carries, assuming Harris misses time. Richard spent six seasons with the Raiders, so he does have experience. He'd be a nice addition as depth, but fantasy managers shouldn't expect much from him with Harris healthy.

    Aug 6 · Source via Steelers Jalen Richard
  • Romeo Doubs Could Have Increased Role

    Green Bay Packers wide receiver Romeo Doubs has reportedly been impressing the organization. Peter King believes the fourth-round rookie is going to have a prominent role early in Green Bay. That could be true given the fact that Aaron Rodgers said Doubs has shined in training camp. Doubs is currently getting first-team reps and it sounds like he's making the most of his opportunities. He could be a decent late-round target given the fact Green Bay doesn't have many impact receivers.

    Aug 6 · Source via Packers Romeo Doubs
  • Terrace Marshall Jr. Misses Practice

    Carolina Panthers wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. (hamstring) was unable to take the field for practice on Friday. Head coach Matt Rhule mentioned that Marshall shouldn't be on the sidelines for too long. It sounds like Marshall has been making solid progress on the field heading into his sophomore campaign. Last season, Marshall finished with 17 receptions, 138 receiving yards, and zero touchdowns through 13 games (three starts) with Carolina. The expectation is that Marshall will be the No. 3 wideout to begin the season. Fantasy managers in dynasty and deep leagues should have Marshall on their radar.

    Aug 6 · Source via Panthers Terrace Marshall
  • Drew Lock Saw Snaps With First-Team Offense

    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Drew Lock is expected to be the backup to Geno Smith to begin the season. However, the organization wants to give both players an opportunity to show what they can do. On Friday, Lock took first-team snaps on offense, which is a bit surprising. Smith has received a bulk of the work early in camp, but they also want to see what they have in Lock. The former second round pick has failed to make much of an impact through his first three seasons. There's a chance he does receive starts in Seattle, but Smith seems like the more reliable option between the two players.

    Aug 6 · Source via Seahawks Drew Lock
  • DeVonta Smith Dealing With Groin Injury

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith (groin) sat out of training camp practice on Thursday due to a groin injury. The injury was reported as minor, though, so Smith may be able to return to practice in short order. Smith played in 17 games in his rookie season in 2021, catching 64 of his 104 targets for 916 yards and five touchdowns. There were questions concerning his durability at the next level because of his smallish frame (6-foot, 170 pounds), but that wasn't an issue in his first NFL season. The Eagles added No. 1 receiver A.J. Brown this offseason, which will take valuable targets away, especially if Philly remains a run-heavy offense. A lot will also depend on whether quarterback Jalen Hurts takes a step forward as a passer. Smith is a WR3 with upside in Year 2.

    Aug 5 · Source via Eagles Devonta Smith
  • Bears, Browns Sign Two Former USFL Stars

    Two star defenders from the 2022 United States Football League’s inaugural season signed NFL contracts today. DeMarquis Gates, considered one of the top linebackers in the USFL this spring, has signed with the Bears, according to Matt Lombardo of Heavy Sports. Edge rusher Chris Odom, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year for the USFL, […]

    Aug 5 · Pro Football Rumors Bears Browns
  • Elijah Mitchell Looks Like Clear-Cut No. 1 RB

    San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell looks like the clear-cut No. 1 option at running back for the team this summer. He had some holes in the running game at training camp practice on Friday and a couple that would have gone for long gains. If he can stay healthy, he has a real chance to be the first player to lead the Niners in rushing two years in a row under head coach Kyle Shanahan. Mitchell earned lead-back duties by rushing for 963 yards and five touchdowns on 207 carries in 11 games (10 starts) as a rookie in 2021. However, there are durability concerns and he could lose work to Jeff Wilson Jr., rookie Tyrion Davis-Price, Trey Sermon and JaMycal Hasty. Despite those concerns, the 24-year-old is the team's most valuable fantasy back as a low-end RB2.

    Aug 5 · Source via 49ers Elijah Mitchell
  • Ravens DL Calais Campbell Hints At Retirement After 2022

    After flirting with the idea of retirement late last season, Ravens defensive lineman Calais Campbell decided to return for a 15th season back in April. This season, the 35-year-old didn’t wait for the end of the year to start up the retirement talk once again, according to Nick Shook of NFL Network.  “I know I’ve […]

    Aug 5 · Pro Football Rumors Ravens Calais Campbell
  • Rashod Bateman Dealing With Minor Injury

    Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Rashod Bateman is dealing with an undisclosed minor injury at training camp, according to head coach John Harbaugh. Bateman missed Friday's practice, but Harbaugh said the 22-year-old probably could have practiced. He might sit out for another day or two, but fantasy managers shouldn't be concerned at all. With Marquise Brown now in Arizona, Bateman will be Baltimore's No. 1 receiver in 2022. The former first-rounder had 46 catches on 68 targets for 515 yards and one touchdown in 12 games (four starts) in his rookie season, but he should take a step up in Year 2 while hopefully becoming more of a downfield option for quarterback Lamar Jackson. Bateman should be considered a low-end WR2/high-end WR3 with upside in fantasy drafts.

    Aug 5 · Source via Ravens Rashod Bateman
  • 49ers To Sign WR Willie Snead

    4:07pm: Snead’s three-workout week will lead to a deal. The 49ers will add Snead to their 90-man roster, Wilson tweets. They will be his sixth NFL team. A former UDFA out of Ball State, Snead initially caught on with the Browns and Panthers before making a splash with the Saints. He has since played with the […]

    Aug 5 · Pro Football Rumors 49ers Willie Snead
  • Denzel Mims Is Looking Strong In Camp

    New York Jets wide receiver Denzel Mims has reportedly been "working his tail off" in camp, according to head coach Robert Saleh. The former second round pick has struggled to make an impact during his first two seasons. He has 67 receptions for 490 yards and zero touchdowns in 20 games. He'll likely be battling for a roster spot with the Jets upgrading at wide receiver. It's tough to imagine Mims having fantasy value with Corey Davis, Elijah Moore, and Garrett Wilson on the roster.

    Aug 5 · Source via Jets Denzel Mims
  • Chuba Hubbard Has Improved At Pass Protection

    Carolina Panthers running back Chuba Hubbard has improved at pass protection, according to head coach Matt Rhule. He led the team in carries last season with Christian McCaffrey only playing seven games. Sadly, Hubbard struggled on the ground with 3.6 yards per carry. He'll be competing with D'Onata Forearm for the backup gig in Carolina. Hubbard might have the edge, assuming he continues improving in pass protection. Although, it's unlikely he'll carry weekly fantasy value, assuming McCaffrey can actually stay healthy.

    Aug 5 · Source via Panthers Chuba Hubbard
  • Khalil Herbert Could Get More Involved

    Chicago Bears running back Khalil Herbert has been seeing more work with the first-team offense during training camp. That being said, Herbert could be more involved in the offense next season. David Montgomery is healthy, but that doesn't mean Herbert won't be getting more snaps next season. He saw a handful of carries with Montgomery last season, so possibly he gets double digits this upcoming season. Fantasy managers should view Herbert as one of the more valuable backups in the league.

    Aug 5 · Source via Bears Khalil Herbert
  • Drew Sample To Miss A Couple Weeks

    Cincinnati Bengals tight end Drew Sample (knee) is currently wearing a brace and walking with a crutch. Head coach Zac Taylor mentioned that Sample is likely to miss a few weeks. The 26-year-old suffered the injury during practice on Thursday and was carted off the field. It sounds like Sample should be ready in time for the beginning of the season. He put together a 40-catch season in 2020, but didn't make much of an impact in 2021. It's tough to imagine Sample bringing much to the table this upcoming season.

    Aug 5 · Source via Bengals Drew Sample
  • Breshad Perriman's Roster Spot In Danger

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Breshad Perriman pulled up with a leg injury in training camp practice on Monday -- perhaps a hamstring injury. The injury doesn't appear very serious, but Perriman can't afford to miss much time. The arrival of veteran Julio Jones means there are only two to three receiver spots left on the 53-man roster. Perriman is fighting with Tyler Johnson, Scotty Miller, Cyril Grayson Jr., Jaelon Darden, Deven Thompkins and Jerreth Sterns for one of the final spots. It will likely come down to special teams ability for the final receiver position, and Perriman hasn't really carved out a niche there yet. In six regular season games in 2021, the 28-year-old had only 11 catches for 167 yards and one touchdown on 18 targets.

    Aug 5 · Source via Buccaneers Breshad Perriman
  • Russell Gage, Jaelon Darden Have Looked Good

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receivers Russell Gage and Jaelon Darden have looked good so far in training camp. Gage has been as advertised by sporting an array of moves to help him get separation both on the outside and inside in the slot. He's often been the primary receiver in practices with Chris Godwin (knee) missing time. Darden has a much better understanding of the playbook, which includes choice routes that are prevalent in the offense. He's playing faster, running better routes and catching the ball with greater regularity in his second season. Darden also has the inside track for the return-specialist job, which helps his chances of making the final roster. Gage could still be a nice weapon in his first year in Tampa, but the addition of veteran Julio Jones should temper fantasy managers' hopes for a breakout in 2022.

    Aug 5 · Source via Buccaneers Russell Gage
  • Leonard Fournette Has Been A Camp Standout

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette has done a great job of getting into shape for training camp this year. Head coach Todd Bowles already declared Fournette to be in game shape, and he's looked like it this summer. He's looked as fast and explosive as ever, and his conditioning hasn't been an issue. The Bucs have also given indications that they'll run the ball more in 2022. Fournette is making $7 million per season, and the team will want to get their money's worth. Despite the presence of Giovani Bernard and rookie Rachaad White, Fournette will remain the team's three-down feature back again this season. If he stays healthy, he should be able to rush for 1,000 yards, making him a clear RB1 target in fantasy drafts.

    Aug 5 · Source via Buccaneers Leonard Fournette
  • Antonio Gibson Returns To Team Drills

    Washington Commanders running back Antonio Gibson (hamstring) received his first carry of training camp in team drills on Friday and looked solid. The Commanders chose to ease Gibson into camp workouts this summer, and he has avoided any setbacks with his hamstring to this point. The 24-year-old wants to play lighter this year as he looks to hold off rookie Brian Robinson and pass-catching back J.D. McKissic. He had his first 1,000-yard rushing season in his second year in 2021, but Washington seems adamant on splitting the workload more, with Robinson in line to steal valuable short-yardage and goal-line work from Gibson. As things are trending right now, Gibson has become a very shaky RB2 for fantasy managers.

    Aug 5 · Source via Commanders Antonio Gibson
  • Marlon Mack Feeling Better

    Houston Texans running back Marlon Mack (Achilles) said he's "there again" health-wise and said he feels good and is able to make the cuts he was able to make before a devastating Achilles injury in 2020. In his first year in Houston, Mack will compete with running backs Rex Burkhead and rookie Dameon Pierce for playing time. He has experience as a lead back, but he's also played in just seven games the last two years due to his Achilles injury. In his last healthy season in 2019 with the Indianapolis Colts, though, Mack had 247 carries for 1,091 rushing yards and eight touchdowns, adding 14 catches for 82 yards. He could get the first crack for lead duties to open the 2022 season, but Pierce has the upside to eventually win the job in what could be a frustrating committee for fantasy managers.

    Aug 5 · Source via Texans Marlon Mack
  • Jameis Winston Still Not 100 Percent

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston (knee) is about where the Saints want him to be as he recovers from a significant ACL tear. He is not 100 percent recovered and is still wearing a big, bulky knee brace on his left leg. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport recalls that Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow took around a month into last year's regular season before he regained his full mobility coming off his ACL tear. It could be a similar trajectory for Winston in 2022. The 28-year-old QB threw for 1,170 yards, 14 touchdowns and only three interceptions in seven games before his injury last year for the Saints, and he has plenty of weapons in the passing game now that Michael Thomas (ankle) is back. Still, coming off a major knee injury, Winston should be treated as a QB2 in fantasy.

    Aug 5 · Source via Saints Jameis Winston
  • Bucs Not Getting Hopes Up With Chris Godwin

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles said "we're not getting our hopes up" with wide receiver Chris Godwin (knee). Bowles said that Godwin is a long way from returning to a full practice routine. Godwin returned to training camp practice on Friday for the first time since having surgery for a torn ACL. The 26-year-old was only doing some straight-line running and individual drills on Friday, easing his way back in. There's a chance that he'll be ready for the Week 1 regular season opener, but that's not guaranteed at this point, and Tampa won't rush him back. The presence of Russell Gage and Julio Jones will allow the team to be more conservative. Right now, Godwin is a WR3 selection in fantasy drafts with clear upside for more if he's ready to go by Week 1.

    Aug 5 · Source via Buccaneers Chris Godwin
  • Mike Evans Tweaks His Hamstring

    Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles said that wide receiver Mike Evans (hamstring) tweaked his hamstring in training camp practice on Friday, which is why he left practice early. It was also the same day that Chris Godwin (knee) returned to practice for the first time since undergoing surgery on his torn ACL. Evans has a history of hamstring injuries, and although he might miss some practice time this summer, he should be ready to go for Week 1 of the regular season. Fantasy managers shouldn't be too worried about the clear-cut WR1. The 28-year-old will remain one of quarterback Tom Brady's favorite weapons, especially in the red zone. Evans had 74 catches for 1,035 yards and a career-high 14 touchdowns in 16 regular season games last year.

    Aug 5 · Source via Buccaneers Mike Evans
  • Mike Evans Leaves Practice With Leg Injury

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (leg) left training camp practice early on Friday with an apparent leg injury. The Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud suggests that this could be one of Evans' annual hamstring issues. Check back for updates on the specific nature of Evans' injury, but hopefully it's nothing serious. The Bucs also got good news on Friday, with Chris Godwin (knee) practicing for the first time since having surgery on his torn ACL. Evans is one of quarterback Tom Brady's top targets in the offense, so losing him for any stretch of time would be a big blow. In 16 regular season games in 2021, the four-time Pro Bowler caught 74 of his 114 targets for 1,035 yards and 14 touchdowns. Evans has 27 regular season TDs in his two years working with Brady and has recorded 1,000 yards in all eight of his NFL seasons. He's a no-doubt WR1.

    Aug 5 · Source via Buccaneers Mike Evans
  • Josh Jacobs Sees Plenty Of Work In Preseason Opener

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs started in the Hall of Fame preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday and played in multiple series, rushing five times for 30 yards while adding two catches for 14 yards. "I always think it's good for backs to carry the ball in the preseason," head coach Josh McDaniels said. "There's a lot of things that happen when you're getting tackled and hit that you can't simulate in practice." Jacobs' heavy involvement in the first preseason raised eyebrows, but he's battling Kenyan Drake and rookie Zamir White for snaps in the offense this year. White looked good Thursday, running for 52 yards on 11 carries, also catching three of four targets for 23 yards. The Raiders backfield could be headed for a committee approach involving Jacobs, Drake and White in 2022.

    Aug 5 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • CeeDee Lamb The Team's Clear No. 1 Option

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb is the team's clear No. 1 receiver entering the 2022 season with Amari Cooper in Cleveland and Michael Gallup (knee) not expected to be ready for Week 1. "CeeDee is a guy that wants the ball, expects the ball," quarterback Dak Prescott said. "When one guy is on him he's not covered in his head. And I appreciate that and like that. So I think in that sense yeah, as offensive coordinator Kellen Moore said, we'll feature him. Some plays will be designed to get it to him but in a case where everybody is one on one across the board, yeah, he's our guy to go to." The 23-year-old will draw plenty of attention from defenses, but he'll also see a bigger target share and should be a strong WR1 target in fantasy drafts.

    Aug 5 · Source via Cowboys CeeDee Lamb
  • Patriots Optimistic About Nelson Agholor, Jonnu Smith

    The free-agent signings of New England Patriots wide receiver Nelson Agholor and tight end Jonnu Smith seemed like mistakes after last season, but the Patriots are very optimistic about both Agholor and Smith this summer. The team is high on Agholor after they feel like he made a jump in the offseason thanks to some schematic changes. Agholor finished with only 37 catches (64 targets) for 473 yards and three TDs in 15 games in 2021, and the Patriots also have Jakobi Meyers, Kendrick Bourne and DeVante Parker. Smith finished with 28 catches (45 targets) for 294 yards and one score and was outshined by teammate Hunter Henry, especially in the red zone. Both players could see added opportunities in 2022 in a new offense, but they still face big obstacles for consistent real-life and fantasy production.

    Aug 5 · Source via Patriots Nelson Agholor Jonnu Smith
  • Growing Pains Expected From Trey Lance

    The San Francisco 49ers definitely believe they will eventually be better with quarterback Trey Lance, but in the short term, they understand that Lance will have growing pains and lack consistency from game to game. Lance hasn't played a full season since 2019, when he was on the field for 949 snaps at North Dakota State. It's why he sat behind Jimmy Garoppolo last year after being the third overall pick in the draft. The repetitions he receives this year will help him improve for the future. The Niners believe the 22-year-old can be one of the best QBs in the league, but they're entering the 2022 season with a degree of uncertainty about how he'll play. Fantasy managers should have similar view this year, but Lance's dual-threat abilities gives him QB1 upside in the right matchups in his first full year as the team's starter.

    Aug 5 · Source via 49ers Trey Lance
  • Tom Brady Excused From Practice Friday

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady was excused from Friday's training camp practice due to a personal matter. Brady also got a day off on Wednesday, and the Buccaneers had the day off on Thursday, so Brady will now have a third straight day off. In the grand scheme of things, this is probably a non-issue. The Bucs will unsurprisingly hold Brady out of their first preseason game next week on Aug. 13 against the Miami Dolphins as well. The 45-year-old GOAT shouldn't be seen as an elite QB1 in fantasy, but he's firmly in the QB1 ranks, especially after the Buccaneers added veteran receiver Julio Jones and tight end Kyle Rudolph recently. Another plus for Brady: Chris Godwin's (knee) recovery from a torn ACL last year is going well, and he has a realistic chance to be ready for Week 1.

    Aug 5 · Source via Buccaneers Tom Brady
  • Chris Godwin Practicing Friday

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (knee) is practicing on Friday for the first time since he had surgery for a torn ACL. He is practicing with a brace on his surgically repaired right knee. It was big news when Godwin didn't begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list, and now he's back at practice after sitting out a few practices. There is hope that the 26-year-old can be ready for the Week 1 season opener, which would be bad news for Russell Gage and veteran Julio Jones. It doesn't mean that Godwin will be lights-out early in the season, but the fact that he's already back at practice this summer should make fantasy managers more comfortable taking him as a WR2 in their upcoming drafts.

    Aug 5 · Source via Buccaneers Chris Godwin
  • Bears To Sign CB Davontae Harris

    The Bears worked out Davontae Harris last night, and they clearly liked what they saw from him. Chicago is signing the journeyman, per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler (Twitter link).  Harris, 27, was a fifth round pick of the Bengals in 2018. He only lasted one year in Cincinnati, though, signing in Denver the following season. His 23-game tenure […]

    Aug 5 · Pro Football Rumors Bears Davontae Harris
  • Matthew Stafford's Elbow Is "A Tricky Deal"

    Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford's elbow issue isn't being called "tendinitis," but instead it's been described as "a tricky deal" and "abnormal for a QB", moreso "things that MLB pitchers deal with." The team is learning more about his injury "on the fly." Stafford looked great in limited repetitions on Thursday, but he's not expected to take part in team drills until the Rams are back in their regular facilities next week. It's not a new issue for the 34-year-old veteran, who dealt with elbow issues last year and had an anti-inflammatory injection in his arm in the spring while sitting out organized team activities. Stafford is still expected to be ready for Week 1 of the regular season, and he'll be a low-end QB1 for fantasy purposes.

    Aug 5 · Source via Rams Matthew Stafford
  • Can Gabe Davis seize opportunity after years of waiting?

    The Bills receiver worked in a reserve role his first two seasons but is set for the No. 2 spot behind Stefon Diggs.

    Aug 5 · ESPN Bills Stefon Diggs Gabriel Davis
  • 'Showman' Sauce Gardner brings swagger to Jets' defense

    The Jets haven't had a true identity on defense for years. Gardner's personality and talent can change that.

    Aug 5 · ESPN Jets Ahmad Gardner
  • Marcus Mariota proving he's Atlanta Falcons' top option at quarterback

    Comfortable with Arthur Smith and the offensive system, Mariota is ready for his second chance as an NFL starter.

    Aug 5 · ESPN Falcons Marcus Mariota
  • Albert Okwuegbunam May See More Red Zone Looks

    Denver Broncos tight end Albert Okwuegbunam could see more targets moving ahead after Tim Patrick (knee) was lost for the year. Head coach Nathaniel Hackett emphasized the need for others to step up on the offensive end this season, especially inside the red zone, an area where Patrick has thrived over the years. With Noah Fant now in Seattle, there will be plenty of chances for Okwuegbunam to get involved. He'll likely share snaps with rookie Greg Dulcich, but his upside in deeper fantasy formats may be higher than ever. There is also streaming potential for the 2020 fourth-round pick, even more so if Dulcich is limited early in the season due to his nagging hamstring issue.

    Aug 4 · Source via Broncos Albert Okwuegbunam
  • A.J. Brown The Primary Target During Camp

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver A.J. Brown has been "the focal point of the offense" during training camp. The Titans traded the 25-year-old during the 2022 NFL Draft after he spent his first three seasons in Tennessee. During that time, Brown was one of the league's most prominent wideouts, compiling 185 catches for 2,995 yards and 24 touchdowns. It appears he's quickly establishing a rapport with Jalen Hurts, which should ultimately benefit both men from a fantasy standpoint throughout the year.

    Aug 4 · Source via Eagles A.J. Brown
  • 'Life of the party' Denzel Perryman all business on field for Raiders

    There has been plenty of contract talk with the Raiders and Perryman has made his case for a long-term deal.

    Aug 4 · ESPN Raiders Denzel Perryman
  • Zack Moss Standing Out In Short-Yardage Situations

    Buffalo Bills running back Zack Moss has shown promise in short-yardage situations during training camp. Rookie James Cook has thrived as a pass-catcher. Yet, Moss has reportedly displayed "good vision and physicality," so there is a chance he may get some touches at the goal line this season. Nonetheless, although the 24-year-old should have some decent showings in 2022-23, his place on the depth chart behind Cook and Devin Singletary likely won't allow him to be a consistent fantasy producer. However, Moss does have insurance policy upside and will be a streaming option if Singletary or Cook misses time this year.

    Aug 4 · Source via Bills Zack Moss
  • James Cook Looking Good In Camp

    Buffalo Bills running back James Cook has "opened some eyes here a little bit in the run and pass game," stated head coach Sean McDermott. The former Georgia Bulldog has undoubtedly impressed since being taken in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft, especially as a pass-catcher. Although Devin Singletary will likely get a bulk of the snaps out of the backfield this season, there may be room for Cook to get involved on the fantasy end, especially in PPR formats. While the 22-year-old probably won't be an impactful fantasy producer on a week-to-week basis this year, he unquestionably has more insurance policy appeal than Zack Moss and Duke Johnson.

    Aug 4 · Source via Bills James Cook Duke Johnson Zack Moss Devin Singletary
  • Saints Sign Kiko Alonso

    Free-agent linebacker Kiko Alonso will join the Saints on a one-year deal, marking his second stint with the club. The 31-year-old was selected in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Bills. Since then, he had stops in Philadelphia and Miami. He last suited up for New Orleans in 2019, so his familiarity with the defense gave him the edge over others vying for a spot on the roster. The veteran has also dealt with injuries and off-the-field issues throughout his career. While Alonso has had some productive seasons over the years, he's not expected to offer much of anything to IDP participants.

    Aug 4 · Source via Saints Kiko Alonso
  • C.J. Beathard Not Playing Against Raiders

    Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback C.J. Beathard (groin) won't play during the preseason matchup against Las Vegas. The 28-year-old is still working his way back from a groin injury sustained a few months ago. With Trevor Lawrence also getting the night off, Jake Luton will start and handle most of the work under center. Kyle Sloter may also receive some reps, although Luton has a better chance to be the more impactful DFS option.

    Aug 4 · Source via Jaguars C.J. Beathard
  • Jake Luton Starting On Thursday Night

    Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Jake Luton will start during Thursday's Hall of Fame Game versus Las Vegas. Trevor Lawrence won't see any action in the preseason bout, and backup C.J. Beathard (groin) has been limited throughout training camp. As a result, Luton will get some reps, with Kyle Sloter also in line to see the field. As a result, there is room for the duo in single-game DFS contests. While Luton may get more snaps, both should be motivated as they look to cement their place on the regular season roster.

    Aug 4 · Source via Jaguars Jake Luton
  • Minkah Fitzpatrick Returns To Practice On Thursday

    Pittsburgh Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (wrist) was activated from the Non-Football Injury list on Thursday. The defensive specialist hurt his wrist while on vacation during the offseason, although it didn't take him long to shed his NFI designation and re-join his team. Fitzpatrick appeared in 16 games in 2021, finishing with a career-high 124 tackles (84 solo) to go along with two interceptions and seven passes defensed. He also added one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Without a doubt, as long as the 25-year-old stays healthy, he should remain a top option for managers in IDP formats.

    Aug 4 · Source via Steelers Minkah Fitzpatrick
  • Latest On NFL's Deshaun Watson Appeal

    2:59pm: Peter Harvey, a former New Jersey Attorney General, will hear the league’s Watson appeal. Goodell had the power to hear the appeal himself, but the longtime commissioner has appointed Harvey, who is now a partner at the New York-based Paterson Belknap firm. The NFL’s statement (via NFL.com’s Mike Garafolo, on Twitter) indicates Harvey has “deep […]

    Aug 4 · Pro Football Rumors Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Kenneth Murray Could Return During Training Camp

    Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Kenneth Murray (ankle) remains on the Physically Unable to Perform list after having offseason ankle surgery, but there's a chance he'll return to practices before the end of training camp. "I'm hoping it's some point during camp. We're not close yet, but he is improving, and he's getting more and more confident. Our goal for him was just to be here at some point during camp, and I think that goal is achievable," head coach Brandon Staley said when asked how close Murray is to returning. The 23-year-old missed five weeks in 2021, and the Chargers aren't rushing him back. If he returns during training camp, he'll have a chance to be ready for Week 1 of the regular season. Murray had 107 tackles (68 solo) and a sack in 16 games in his rookie season in 2020 after he was a first-round pick.

    Aug 4 · Source via Chargers Kenneth Murray
  • DeAndre Carter Making An Impression

    Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver DeAndre Carter caught two touchdowns from backup quarterback Chase Daniel while working with the second-team offense on Wednesday. He's proving to be an offensive weapon in training camp on top of what he brings as a kick and punt returner. Carter has four touchdowns in seven-on-seven, red-zone drills over the last three practices. "He is a very good receiver," head coach Brandon Staley said. "He is not just a return specialist. This guy can play offense. He can play in the slot. He can play out wide. He's very good after the catch." The 29-year-old had 24 catches on 44 targets for 296 yards and three touchdowns for the Commanders last year, and although he's been standing out this summer, but he's currently too buried on LA's receiver depth chart to be on the fantasy radar to begin the year.

    Aug 4 · Source via Chargers DeAndre Carter
  • Trey McBride Dealing With Sore Back

    Arizona Cardinals rookie tight end Trey McBride (back) has been resting the last couple days at training camp because of a sore back, according to head coach Kliff Kingsbury. The head coach wants McBride to be ready for the first preseason game next week on Aug. 12 so that he can start getting repetitions and acclimated to the speed of the NFL game. McBride was the first tight end to come off the board in this year's draft in the second round, but it will still be a uphill climb for him to come away with much fantasy value in his first NFL season while being behind Zach Ertz on the depth chart. The Cardinals also have Maxx Williams, who just returned from his knee injury, and he was having a career year in 2021 before his injury.

    Aug 4 · Source via Cardinals Trey McBride
  • Romeo Doubs Impressing Aaron Rodgers

    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers typically doesn't gush over rookie wide receivers, but Romeo Doubs has made quite the impression on the veteran QB during training camp so far this summer. Rodgers said he likes Doubs' approach and that he's very humble. The 22-year-old is getting a lot of opportunities to show his stuff with veteran Sammy Watkins (hamstring) and fellow rookie Christian Watson (knee) sidelined with injuries. Rodgers said that Doubs has made some mental mistakes, which should be expected, but he's also had at least one "wow" play in every practice. It's high praise for the rookie, who could open his first NFL season with a substantial role in the offense behind Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb with Davante Adams now in Las Vegas.

    Aug 4 · Source via Packers Aaron Rodgers
  • Matthew Stafford Not Participating In Team Drills

    Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford (elbow) is dealing with a right elbow issue and isn't expected to throw in team drills for the next couple of practices in training camp. The elbow issues cropped up in the spring, and it's being described as bad tendinitis. Stafford received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his elbow earlier this offseason to try and manage the injury, but his arm hasn't gotten to a place where he needs it to be just yet. In the long term, everyone in LA believes that the 34-year-old veteran signal-caller will be fine as he and the Rams look to defend their Super Bowl title in 2022. Stafford remains a low-end QB2 in fantasy, but if he were to miss any time in the regular season, his receiving targets would suffer a big downgrade.

    Aug 4 · Source via Rams Matthew Stafford
  • Joe Burrow Back With The Team

    Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (appendix) was back in the team's locker room at training camp on Thursday and seemed to be walking OK across the locker room. Burrow had surgery last Tuesday to remove his appendix, and head coach Zac Taylor said at the time that there was no timetable on Burrow's return. It's good news that the 25-year-old is back with the Bengals, but it doesn't mean he'll return to practice right away, and he could be eased back into drills when he's ready. Brandon Allen has been handling most of the first-team repetitions. Burrow will probably be held out of the first preseason game as well, but he should be all systems go for the regular season. With some of the best receivers in the league at his disposal, Burrow will be a strong QB1 selection going into his third year.

    Aug 4 · Source via Bengals Joe Burrow
  • Bills Bullish On Khalil Shakir

    The Buffalo Bills seem bullish on rookie fifth-round wide receiver Khalil Shakir's potential this year despite his status as a late-round draft pick. Shakir had six good practices in a row at training camp before a temporary lapse with multiple drops on Monday. However, the rookie bounced back in practice on Tuesday, showing his usual smooth route-running and footwork, and he played well in one-on-one work. The 22-year-old appears to be a lock to make the roster out of training camp and the preseason, but he's unlikely to be fantasy relevant in single-year leagues with Stefon Diggs, Gabriel Davis, Isaiah McKenzie and veteran Jamison Crowder ahead of him on the depth chart. The Bills will likely continue to develop Shakir in a depth role in 2022.

    Aug 4 · Source via Bills Khalil Shakir
  • Marquez Stevenson To Miss Several Weeks

    Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott said that wide receiver Marquez Stevenson (foot) will miss several weeks after getting injured in training camp practice on Tuesday. It's another setback for Stevenson, who missed the early part of last season with an injury before returning and getting benched down the stretch. He was a bubble player this summer as it was, so this injury could dramatically alter his chances of making the team. Stefon Diggs, Gabriel Davis, Isaiah McKenzie, Jamison Crowder and rookie Khalil Shakir appear to be locks to make the roster, and special teams contributor Jake Kumerow looks like a strong bet to make the team as well. Stevenson didn't have a single target in his rookie season.

    Aug 4 · Source via Bills Marquez Stevenson
  • Jamison Crowder Returns To Team Drills

    Buffalo Bills veteran wide receiver Jamison Crowder made a return to team drills on Tuesday at training camp after a five-practice absence due to general soreness. However, he got most his work with the Case Keenum-led offense rather than working with quarterback Josh Allen. Isaiah McKenzie has continued to build chemistry with Allen and appears to have the current lead over Crowder for the starting slot job. But the competition isn't over by any means, and Crowder easily won snaps against the cornerbacks he faced Tuesday. He remains a great target on underneath routes, which should give the Bills dependable depth, at the very least. But McKenzie gives the Bills the potential for more explosive plays and more yards after the catch, making him the better late-round dart throw in deeper fantasy leagues.

    Aug 4 · Source via Bills Jamison Crowder
  • Isaiah McKenzie Continues To Stand Out

    Buffalo Bills wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie has been one of the standouts of the team's training camp to this point. He's been with the team since 2018 and has slowly worked himself into more significant roles over the years. "Job's up for grabs," McKenzie said of the slot receiver role. "Jamison Crowder came in, and he's had a great career. He came in to compete with me, and I came back to compete with him. I know it wasn't going to be easy, and I know it's not easy now." McKenzie has done everything he can to lead the competition with Crowder missing five of the first eight practices. The 27-year-old has a good chance to be one of quarterback Josh Allen's trusted aerial targets, although he may not actually be worth a draft pick in fantasy until it's official that he's won the job over Crowder.

    Aug 4 · Source via Bills Isaiah McKenzie
  • Steelers, Diontae Johnson Agree To Two-Year Extension

    The Pittsburgh Steelers and wide receiver Diontae Johnson agreed to a two-year, $36.71 million contract extension on Thursday, according to a source. The two sides worked it out on Wednesday night and Thursday morning to end Johnson's training camp hold-in with a shorter deal than we've seen from the other high-end receivers that have gotten paid this offseason. It was reported recently that the two sides were still far apart in contract talks, but they were able to work something out before the start of the regular season to keep the 26-year-old in town through the 2024 season. Johnson has gotten better in each of his three NFL seasons and made his first Pro Bowl in 2021 while reaching the 1,000-yard mark for the first time. He has 20 touchdowns and will be a WR2 in fantasy in his fourth NFL season, but Pittsburgh's QB situation gives him some bust potential in 2022.

    Aug 4 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Kyle Philips Working With First-Team Offense

    Tennessee Titans rookie wide receiver Kyle Philips received some slot repetitions with the first-team offense on Tuesday at training camp practice. Philips, who was drafted in the fifth round, has been impressing coaches and is a name to watch for the rest of the summer at camp. There is certainly opportunity in Tennessee's pass-catching ranks this year now that No. 1 wideout A.J. Brown is in Philadelphia, although Robert Woods and rookie Treylon Burks figure to be the clear top two wideouts in the Titans' run-first offense. Philips is certainly a name to watch for the rest of the summer and the preseason, but for now, he's just a player to file away for fantasy managers in standard-sized leagues.

    Aug 4 · Source via Titans Kyle Phillips
  • Maxx Williams Activated From PUP List

    The Arizona Cardinals activated tight end Maxx Williams (knee) from the Physically Unable to Perform list on Thursday, and he is dressed for practice at training camp. Williams has been sidelined since tearing his ACL in Week 5 of last year. Before the injury, he was off to the best start of his career with 16 catches for 193 yards. But unless Zach Ertz misses time with injury in 2022, Williams probably isn't worth considering for fantasy rosters. In his three seasons with Arizona, the 28-year-old has 39 receptions on 46 targets for 497 yards and three touchdowns in 30 games (23 starts). In seven NFL seasons with the Cardinals and Baltimore Ravens, Williams has hauled in just six touchdowns in 72 games.

    Aug 4 · Source via Cardinals Maxx Williams
  • Aaron Jones, AJ Dillon Not Expected To Play In Preseason Opener

    Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said that he doesn't expect running backs Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon to play in the team's first preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers on Friday, Aug. 12. And with Patrick Taylor dinged up in training camp, it will present a big opportunity for Iowa undrafted free-agent running back Tyler Goodson. A lot of teams will be resting their stars in the first preseason game, so fantasy managers shouldn't read anything into it. Dillon ate into more of Jones' workload toward the end of last season and should remain heavily involved on the ground again in 2022, but Jones could see more targets through the air with All-Pro receiver Davante Adams now in Las Vegas. Jones should remain a top-10 fantasy RB target in fantasy drafts, while Dillon should be considered a low-end RB2/high-end RB3 with upside.

    Aug 4 · Source via Packers Aaron Jones AJ Dillon
  • Javonte Williams, Melvin Gordon III Could See 70-30 Split

    Denver Broncos running back Javonte Williams could be unleashed in the newly revamped offense this season, according to team reporter Cecil Lammey. Melvin Gordon III was brought back to the Denver backfield on a one-year deal well after free agency opened so it is no surprise that the young stud running back might be in for a significant workload. Williams has been getting most of the first-team reps during camp, as in six out of the seven practices he has worked with the starters. If Williams does in fact lead the way in a 70-30 split, he could be valued as an elite RB1 with league-winning upside. As of now, his draft price reflects Gordon having a similar role to last season, where the two saw a dead-even split.

    Aug 4 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
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