Indianapolis Colts WR Deon Cain could open the season as the No. 3 wide receiver, according to Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star, and Keefer expects Cain to see 'lots of snaps' this season.
Huddle Up: It's asking a lot for Cain to be a dependable fantasy option as a rookie, but his size could allow him to make an immediate impact in the red zone. He's at least worth stashing in keeper formats.
Sam Bradford - QB - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals QB Sam Bradford likely will be the starting quarterback for the team's Week 1 game even though QB Josh Rosen performed well during offseason workouts, in the opinion of AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban.
Huddle Up: Bradford was limited during workouts but should be a full participant when training camp starts. He has played well in the past but would not be more than a No. 2 fantasy quarterback. Rosen has a chance to start at some point in 2018 but would only be a keeper league option.
Chris Carson - RB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson has been 'the most impressive of any running back (in the team's offseason practices) this summer', and general manager John Schneider has said that at times Carson looks like the best player on the field, according to ESPN's Brady Henderson.
Huddle Up: While the Seahawks couldn't have known Carson was going to drop their jaws when they drafted Rashaad Penny in April, it was clear running back was far from their biggest need. Carson was the best back in Seattle last season by a wide margin, and it now appears he stands a real chance to push Penny hard for the starting job. Early drafters should not hesitate spending a late-round pick on Carson in the event he forces a backfield split or even possibly wins the starting job in the preseason.
Indianapolis Colts RB Nyheim Hines has been lining up in the backfield, in the slot and out wide in practice. Hines was among the most active players on the offense through spring and summer workouts, a clear indication that head coach Frank Reich and offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni have big designs for him.
Huddle Up: Hines could be an RB5 flyer that pans out for more. Marlon Mack figures to start, but he's unproven. If Hines' versatility shows well, and he stays healthy, look out.
Elijah McGuire - RB - New York Jets
New York Jets RB Elijah McGuire is expected to be the third-down back, in the opinion of beat writer Manish Mehta.
Huddle Up: Add McGuire's name to your list of RB5 sleepers come draft day.
JuJu Smith-Schuster - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster said he likes playing in the slot because it fits his aggressive style of play. 'I like playing inside,' Smith-Schuster said. 'I just love the physicalness of being in the box with the bigger guys.'
Huddle Up: Smith-Schuster topped 900 yards receiving last year to go along with seven touchdowns, and he has the potential to improve on those numbers in 2018. At worst, he should deliver WR3 production.
Carolina Panthers WR D.J. Moore is 'more than ready to contribute' for the offense, according to Max Henson of Panthers.com.
Huddle Up: The rookie has been receiving plenty of praise this offseason. He has more than enough upside to select in the later rounds of redraft leagues, and he is worth considering in the first round of rookie drafts.
Calvin Ridley - WR - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley has impressed head coach Dan Quinn with his performance in OTAs, particularly his football IQ.
Huddle Up: Ridley adds another potent weapon to Atlanta's offense, and he should see plenty of friendly matchups while playing alongside Julio Jones. He is a WR4 with upside in redraft leagues and a first-round pick in rookie drafts.
Chris Hogan - WR - New England Patriots
New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan will be asked to shoulder a bigger load in the offense in 2018.
Huddle Up: Hogan scored a career-high five touchdowns in just nine games last year, and after an offseason overhaul of the receiving corps and with a looming suspension for Julian Edelman, he could be in line for a career year.
Jake Butt - TE - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt (knee) is 'obviously a playmaker,' according to head coach Vance Joseph, and Joseph said he is 'very excited' with Butt's progress.
Huddle Up: Butt lost his rookie season to a knee injury, but he's in the mix to start this year. He is worth a flier as a TE2 in redraft leagues, and he's a solid asset in dynasty formats.
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jaylen Samuels has been doing all the things RB Le'Veon Bell normally does for the offense during practice. 'He's a hybrid guy who can move around and do some things,' wide receivers coach Darryl Drake said. 'I like his skill set.'
Huddle Up: Bell is the workhorse in the offense as long as he remains in Pittsburgh, but he is still waiting on a long-term deal. Samuels can be ignored in redraft leagues, but he could be worth stashing in dynasty formats.
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny looks 'comfortable' in pass protection, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Huddle Up: After being selected in the first round, Penny is going to be given a chance to show his stuff. Carroll continues to talk him up as an every-down back, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see him deliver RB2 production as a rookie.
Robert Turbin - RB - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts RB Robert Turbin 'brings an element of size and power' to the offense, according to head coach Frank Reich, and Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star believes Turbin will have an 'important place' on the offense.
Huddle Up: It sounds like Turbin is going to be part of the committee in Indianapolis, and while Marlon Mack looks like the best fantasy option of the group, Turbin is worth keeping an eye on in case he handles the carries near the goal line.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TE - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins has been 'awesome' during OTAs, according to QB Blake Bortles, and John Oehser of Jaguars.com expects Seferian-Jenkins to be an 'integral part' of the offense in 2018.
Huddle Up: Jacksonville has been searching for a threat in the red zone, and Seferian-Jenkins could be the answer. He has low-end TE1 upside and should be available at a TE2 price.
Rishard Matthews - WR - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans WR Rishard Matthews (undisclosed) and WR Corey Davis (undisclosed) should be ready for the start of training camp after they missed some offseason workouts because of injuries, according to head coach Mike Vrabel.
Huddle Up: Both Matthews and Davis are expected to be big parts of the passing game this upcoming season. Matthews is coming off a solid 2017 and should be able to post similar numbers. He can be a No. 3 receiver for fantasy owners. Davis was limited to 11 games last season, so he should post better numbers this season. He can be a No. 4 fantasy receiver.
Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is not having contract talks with the Steelers at this point.
Huddle Up: Bell and the Steelers have about a month to work on a long-term deal before the July deadline. He probably will skip most of training camp like last season if he does not receive a new deal. He will be a No. 1 fantasy running back in all leagues if he plays all 16 games this season.
Corey Coleman - WR - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman is entering a make-or-break season and has been working hard during offseason workouts, according to offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Coleman has been lined up as an outside receiver when the team is in three-receiver sets.
Huddle Up: Coleman has dealt with injuries during the first two years of his career, so he will need to stay healthy to be productive in the passing game. He likely will compete with Antonio Callaway for the No. 3 receiver job during training camp but probably will not be a great fantasy option no matter where he is on the depth chart.
Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield is making good progress but has a long way to go before he is ready to compete with QB Tyrod Taylor for the starting quarterback job, according to offensive coordinator Todd Haley.
Huddle Up: It appears that Mayfield will begin his rookie season as the No. 2 quarterback but could start at some point in 2018. He should be avoided in standard leagues but will be a solid choice in keeper leagues.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones signed his four-year rookie deal Thursday, June 14. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Jones provides the Buccaneers with an immediate threat out of the backfield, particularly in the passing game. He'll lose a decent amount of touches to Peyton Barber and Charles Sims, but Jones has RB3 appeal at worst with added value in PPR leagues.
Kareem Hunt - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt (hamstring) will be fine for the start of training camp, according to head coach Andy Reid. He has missed a large portion of the offseason program with a hamstring issue.
Huddle Up: The Chiefs will likely take a cautious approach with their starting running back in training camp and the preseason. There's no reason to risk aggravation with such a valuable player. Assuming he stays healthy, Hunt is a late-first to early-second round draft consideration.