Philip Rivers - QB - Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers said he believes he can play a few more seasons before he considers retirement.
Huddle Up: Rivers has thrown for at least 4,000 yards in eight of his last nine seasons and at least 30 touchdowns in three of the last four season. He did struggle with 21 interceptions in 2016 but should reduce that number this season. Rivers have a solid group of pass catchers to work with on offense and can be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Cameron Meredith - WR - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears WR Cameron Meredith (thumb) will be ready for the start of training camp, according to head coach John Fox.
Huddle Up: Meredith is coming off a solid 2016 season and could become the team's No. 1 receiver this season if he can stay healthy. Owners should monitor his situation at the start of training camp because he could be a No. 4 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Breshad Perriman - WR - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman had the wind knocked out of him after he laid out for a deep pass during practice Wednesday, June 14, according to WR Mike Wallace. Perriman sat out the rest of practice after the incident.
Huddle Up: Perriman should be fine moving forward and likely will be one of the starting receivers for the Ravens in 2017. He posted 499 yards and three touchdowns in his first full season in the NFL last season and should improve on those numbers if he is healthy. Owners in most leagues should consider him a low-end No. 3 or a No. 4 fantasy receiver.
Eric Decker - WR - New York Jets
Free-agent WR Eric Decker (Jets) left his visit with the Tennessee Titans Wednesday, June 14, without a contract.
Huddle Up: Decker could still sign with the Titans but probably will meet with other teams before he makes a decision. Decker has been a terrific receiver over the last few seasons but was limited to three games in 2016. He probably would be a No. 3 receiver at worst with his new team and can be considered a No. 3 or 4 fantasy receiver depending on his team.
Brandon McManus - PK - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos restricted free-agent PK Brandon McManus signed his one-year tender offer Wednesday, June 14, according to a source. He is scheduled to make $2.8 million in 2017.
Huddle Up: McManus made 85.3 percent of his field goal attempts in 2016 and probably can be a bye week option for fantasy owners this season.
ArDarius Stewart - WR - New York Jets
New York Jets WR ArDarius Stewart (groin, thumb) recently underwent surgeries to repair his groin and thumb injuries. Head coach Todd Bowles said Stewart is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.
Huddle Up: Stewart is expected to compete for the No. 3 receiver job if he is healthy for training camp. He would see a solid amount of targets if he wins the job but can be avoided in most fantasy leagues because of the team's quarterback situation.
Cole Beasley - WR - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley (hamstring) said he has been dealing with his hamstring injury since Week 10 of the 2016 season. He said he would be able to play in a game now if needed and believes rest will heal the injury.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to check on Beasley's status at the start of training camp to see if he has recovered from the injury. He was a tremendous slot receiver for the Cowboys in 2016 and finished the season with 833 yards and five touchdowns. He probably should be considered a No. 4 receiver in fantasy leagues.
LeSean McCoy - RB - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (illness) is participating in practice Wednesday, June 14.
Huddle Up: McCoy will have a big role on offense for the Bills this season and should be one of the top running backs in the NFL. Owners in all leagues should consider McCoy as a No. 1 fantasy running back.
Evan Engram - TE - New York Giants
New York Giants TE Evan Engram (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Wednesday, June 14, because of soreness, according to offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan.
Huddle Up: Engram was the team's first round pick and should be involved in the passing game right away. He will be a matchup problem for opposing defenses during his rookie season but probably should only be considered a No. 2 fantasy tight end at this time.
Jordan Howard - RB - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard expects a larger role in the passing game this year after converting only 29-of-50 targets for 298 yards and one touchdown as a rookie.
Huddle Up: Part of the reason why Howard hopes for more work is because he underwent off-season eye surgery to correct his vision, which probably was as big of a reason as anything as to why he led all running backs in drops. However, Chicago added explosive mighty mite Tarik Cohen in the draft and Benny Cunningham in free agency - two stellar receiving backs who will probably keep Howard's receiving ceiling fairly low. Regardless, Howard should remain a solid RB1 in fantasy.
Eric Decker - WR - New York Jets
Free-agent WR Eric Decker (Jets) is meeting with the Tennessee Titans on Wednesday, June 14.
Huddle Up: A marriage between Decker and the Titans makes sense on a number of levels, not the least of which includes Decker and his wife - country singer Jessie James - owning a home in Nashville. It'd be a decent fantasy landing spot for Decker, although it would complicate a wide receiver depth chart that is becoming increasingly crowded with good, if not very good, options. The ex-Jet and Bronco would almost certainly top out as a WR3, fighting for targets along with Corey Davis, Rishard Matthews and Delanie Walker.
Doug Martin - RB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin looks quicker and bulkier than he did only two or three weeks ago, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Thought to be a cut candidate earlier this spring, Martin appears primed to enjoy a bounce-back year once he is able to return from his season-opening three-game suspension. Jacquizz Rodgers, Charles Sims and rookie Jeremy McNichols figure to pick up the slack in his absence. Once Martin returns, he could easily be an upside RB2 in what should be a very good offense.
Matt Jones - RB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones' agent has asked the team to release Jones. Jones is close with new Redskins senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams, who told him to put his head down and compete. Jones said he would work hard to earn back his starting spot.
Huddle Up: Jones is buried on the depth chart and has no fantasy value as long as he's on the Redskins' roster. That could change with a new uniform.
Sterling Shepard - WR - New York Giants
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard is catching everything thrown at him in practice, and he caught two touchdowns in team drills Tuesday, June 13.
Huddle Up: Shepard will be relegated to the third receiver spot, which limits his fantasy prowess. He's still on the WR5 landscape, though.
Orleans Darkwa - RB - New York Giants
New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa worked extensively with the first-team offense Tuesday, June 13.
Huddle Up: Darkwa is behind Paul Perkins and Shane Vereen on the depth chart, but he could carve at least a modest role. He's on the RB5 horizon.
Matt Forte - RB - New York Jets
New York Jets RB Matt Forte is likely to remain with the team because he is guaranteed $4 million this season, in the opinion of beat writer Rich Cimini.
Huddle Up: Forte turns 32 in December and is oft-injured. His seven rushing touchdowns last season were the most he has had since 2013, but his 3.7 yards per carry was the second-lowest average of his career. He's still a serviceable RB3 in PPR leagues, but the upside is minimal.
Spencer Ware - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (hamstring) suffered a minor hamstring injury during practice Tuesday, June 13.
Huddle Up: Ware may sit out the final two days of minicamp but should be read for training camp. He posted 921 rushing yards, 447 receiving yards and five total touchdowns in 2016 and should receive most of the work again this season. He probably should be considered a No. 2 running back in most fantasy leagues.
Trevor Siemian - QB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (shoulder) said he has not had any problems with his surgically repaired shoulder during practice.
Huddle Up: Siemian will be competing with Paxton Lynch for the starting quarterback job during training camp but may have the edge at this point. He threw for 3,401 yards and 18 touchdowns in 14 games in 2016 and will have a solid group of pass catchers to work with this season. Siemian should be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he wins the job.
Phillip Dorsett - WR - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Tuesday, June 13, because of an undisclosed injury.
Huddle Up: Dorsett is considered one of the team's top three receivers at this point but may have to compete with Kamar Aiken for playing time. He posted 528 yards and two touchdowns in 2016 but would only be a late-round pick in deeper leagues if he receives solid playing time.
Eddie Lacy - RB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy received his $55,000 bonus for weighing in at 250 pounds or less Monday, June 12, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Lacy has been successful with both of his weigh-in bonuses and has five more weigh-ins during the season. The team would like him to play at around 245 pounds. Lacy should be the primary ball carrier for the Seahawks in 2017 and will look to improve his play from the last few seasons. Lacy can be considered a No. 3 running back in most fantasy leagues.
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