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  • Martavis Bryant - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 6/19/17 10:17pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said WR Martavis Bryant 'looks like a stud, as usual' when asked how the returning wide-out is fitting back in with the team.

    Huddle Up: Before he was suspended for the entirety of last season, Bryant was indeed a stud in his first two years in the league, catching 14 touchdown passes across 21 games, while accumulating 76 receptions for 1,314 yards over that span. If he can avoid the off-the-field issues that have plagued his career, there's no doubt Bryant can be a big-time contributor again in 2017 and should be monitored in drafts accordingly.

  • Anquan Boldin - WR - Free Agent
    Posted 6/19/17 9:16pm ET

    Free-agent WR Anquan Boldin (Lions) said that his preference is to sign with a team 'right before training camp.'

    Huddle Up: This is the same approach Boldin followed last year before landing in Detroit, where he posted some solid numbers, recording 67 catches for 584 yards and eight touchdowns in his lone campaign with the Lions. Ultimately, Boldin has said previously that he is looking for the right situation for his family and would like to be close to his Florida home. Last season's showing proved the 36-year-old still has some value to offer.

  • Marvin Jones - WR - Detroit Lions
    Posted 6/19/17 2:22pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones focused on strengthening his lower body to improve his explosiveness this offseason. He worked out with former NFL WR Randy Moss to help him in that endeavor and to improve his yards after the catch. Head coach Jim Caldwell praised Jones for the offseason he has put together so far. 'This guy is right there on the verge of maintaining that kind of explosive start that he had last year,' Caldwell said. 'He's really, really had a real good spring.'

    Huddle Up: Jones has been overlooked somewhat since that fast start last season. He remains the Lions' No. 2 wide receiver behind Golden Tate, but T.J. Jones and rookie Kenny Golladay are asking to take targets away. That being said, Jones is a solid low-end WR3 to high-end WR4 option after nearly gaining 1,000 yards and four scores in 2016.

  • Gerald Everett - TE - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 6/19/17 12:10pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams TE Tyler Higbee appears to have a leg up on rookie TE Gerald Everett for the starting tight end position, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Alden Gonzalez.

    Huddle Up: Higbee and Everett are late-round fliers at best. The only Rams really worth serious draft consideration are Todd Gurley, Tavon Austin, Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp.

  • Jared Goff - QB - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 6/19/17 12:01pm ET

    Huddle Up: Understanding is one thing, showing that understanding into positive production is completely different. Goff had a laughable rookie campaign last year and is not even guaranteed the starting job this season, although his work so far is a good step. Nonetheless, do not draft Goff as a starting fantasy quarterback.

  • Russell Shepard - WR - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 6/19/17 9:16am ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Russell Shepard consistently got open from the slot this spring and caught everything thrown his way, according to beat writer Joseph Person.

    Huddle Up: Monitor his progress in training camp as he could be worth a flyer as a WR5.

  • Kelvin Benjamin - WR - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 6/19/17 9:11am ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin appears to have worked himself back in shape, in the opinion of beat writer Joseph Person. Head coach Ron Rivera said that Benjamin didn't weigh the reported 280 pounds in April, but he might have been 270 pounds. On the final day of minicamp, Benjamin reached down to catch a pass a couple of inches off the ground and got both feet inbounds.

    Huddle Up: Benjamin appears to have received the wake-up call, but this appears to be an issue that could be an ongoing thing. He has low-end WR2 prowess in fantasy, but he's safer as a WR3.

  • Dalvin Cook - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 6/19/17 8:14am ET

    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
    Posted 6/19/17 6:48am ET

    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
    Posted 6/18/17 8:23pm ET

    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
    Posted 6/18/17 6:49pm ET

    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
    Posted 6/18/17 6:21pm ET

    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
    Posted 6/18/17 5:59pm ET

    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
    Posted 6/18/17 5:35pm ET

    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
    Posted 6/18/17 5:13pm ET

    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
    Posted 6/18/17 4:19pm ET

    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
    Posted 6/18/17 1:16pm ET

    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
    Posted 6/18/17 12:49pm ET

    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
    Posted 6/18/17 11:27am ET

    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
    Posted 6/18/17 9:17am ET

    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.

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