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It is uncertain if Ronnie Stanley will be ready for training camp. (Source: Jamison Hensley on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: After undergoing a second surgery back in March, Stanley has since been cleared to resume running. He is still on track to be ready for the start of the season, but might not be participating early in training camp.

Bud Dupree is reportedly on track in his expected recovery schedule from ACL surgery he underwent. (Source: TitansInsider )

Fantasy Impact: Dupree is expected to avoid the PUP list and should be ready for training camp barring any setbacks. He might be limited early on, but any reps will be good. Tennessee gave him a five-year, $83 million contract back in March.

Bradley Chubb is expected to be ready for training camp. (Source: Mike Klis on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Chubb underwent surgery back in May to remove bone spurs from his ankle. It isn't expected to have a significant impact on his involvement leading into training camp, though his conditioning will be monitored early on.

Per Seahawks beat writer Gregg Bell, rookie WR D'Wayne Eskridge is continuing to miss practice while dealing with a toe injury. (Source: Gregg Bell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After being selected 56th overall in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft, there was a lot of buzz surrounding Eskridge and the type of impact he could have on the Seattle offense. However, it looks like we will have to wait a little bit longer to see Eskridge at 100% as he is currently dealing with a toe issue that is causing him to miss practice time. Eskridge still has more than a month until the start of training camp, but depending on the severity of the injury Eskridge might have a slower start than anticipated. Getting healthy and separating himself from the competition is the most important thing for Eskridge currently as he already has Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf ahead of him on the depth chart.

Joe Fann of NBC Sports Northwest is reporting that Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny underwent minor knee surgery this offseason. (Source: Joe Fann on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Penny “had a little work” on his knee this offseason, per Fann. He won't participate in mandatory minicamp after undergoing a cleanup procedure on his knee. Seahawks HC Pete Carroll expects Penny to be back by training camp. The 25-year-old RB has struggled to stay healthy throughout his career and has been limited to 13 games the past two seasons due to knee injuries. He rushed for 34 yards on 11 attempts across three games in 2020. If healthy, Penny will compete with Travis Homer and DeeJay Dallas for the Seahawks No.2 running back spot behind Chris Carson.

Bills coach Sean McDermott expects to have RB Zack Moss (ankle) back for training camp for drill work. (Source: Joe Buscaglia on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McDermott added that Moss has done a phenomenal job of rehabbing his injured ankle that needed surgery from the playoffs. The second-year RB is present at OTAs but isn't doing much. It's fair to wonder if either Moss or Devin Singletary have much fantasy upside with the Bills being such a pass-happy offense.

Patriots TE Jonnu Smith was not able to finish practice on Monday after appearing to injure his hamstring mid-way during the session. (Source: Mark Daniels on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith appeared to be grabbing at his hamstring and trying to stretch it out, but ultimately he was unable to finish practice on Monday. This will be something to monitor over the course of the next couple weeks to see if it’s anything concerning. Hunter Henry, who suffered a minor injury of his own last week, would take on a more significant role in the offense if Smith were to miss any time.

Jim McBride of the Boston Globe reports Patriots QB Cam Newton (hand) is expected to handle his full complement of reps at minicamp beginning Monday. (Source: Jim McBride on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The hand injury was never considered serious and this reports confirms that. Newton got in limited reps at Patriots OTAs last week, but he should be good to go moving forward. Newton is fully expected to open the year as New England's starting quarterback.

TE Richard Rodgers agreed to a contract with the Eagles on Friday. (Source: Zach Berman on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Rodgers returns to the Eagles after appearing in 14 games for Philadelphia in 2020. He hauled in 24 reception on 31 targets for 345 yards and two touchdowns. With the Eagles most likely to move from tight end Zach Ertz, Rodgers could vault to number two on the Eagles TE depth chart. The 29-year-old is currently 59th among all tight ends in the latest expert consensus draft rankings.

Per Giants beat writer Zack Rosenblatt, TE Kyle Rudolph is on his way to returning from foot surgery and should be making his debut for the Giants by training camp. (Source: Zack Rosenblatt on NJ media)

Fantasy Impact: Shortly after signing his two-year $12M contract with the Giants back in March, Rudolph announced that he would be getting foot surgery to address the injury that caused him to miss the final four games of the 2020 season with the Vikings. Since then, Rudolph has been mostly unavailable and busy rehabbing, but did take a major step in the right direction during the Giants' final minicamp practice as he was catching stationary passes from Daniel Jones. Rudolph, 31-years old, appears to be on track to make his debut come training camp in July. When healthy, Rudolph is likely to serve as a complimentary piece to Evan Engram for New York, who has already added a plethora of new pass catchers offensively. For fantasy purposes Rudolph will be too hard to rely on unless there is an injury to Engram.

Saints coach Sean Payton says that things have been "so far, so good" with Michael Thomas' ankle this offseason. (Source: Pro Football Talk)

Fantasy Impact: “He’s here and participating. He looks good,” Payton said. “We still monitor it, pay attention to it, scan it, and all those things. He’s getting treatment and doing the things necessary. So, so far, so good.” This is a good report on Thomas' health of course, but there's also the question of who will be throwing him the ball in 2021. The uncertainty has caused him to be drafted much later than we're used to seeing, but it's important to remember that his target share on the Saints should be as high as ever without much competition at the receiver position. Unfortunately, we also need to note that his floor isn't nearly as bankable sans Drew Brees.

Chiefs OL Kyle Long suffered a lower leg injury during OTAs. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Long reportedly suffered a lower leg injury that will keep him out of training camp. He will undergo additional tests on Thursday and is hoping to return by Week 1. The 32-year-old signed a one, year $1.5 million contract with the Chiefs during the offseason. He returned to the NFL after announcing his retirement in 2020. It's unclear exactly how long the former Chicago Bear will be out, but Long is expected to miss all of training camp. Stay tuned.

Patriots tight end and offseason acquisition Hunter Henry suffered an apparent lower body injury during OTAs Thursday. While participating in a 7-on-7 drill, Henry reportedly fell and favored the area of his left foot/ankle. The former Charger had it re-taped but did not return to practice. (Source: Ryan Hannable on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The initial description of the ailment doesn't sound too worrisome, but given Henry's lengthy injury history, this should be monitored closely. The 26-year-old signed a three-year, $37.5 million deal with New England this offseason after five years in Los Angeles. While working in offenses led by Philip Rivers and Justin Herbert, he appeared in 55 games, catching 196 passes for 2,322 yards and 21 touchdowns. He missed all of 2018 and has yet to play in all 16 games during an individual season.

According to sources, Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (ankle) might not be ready for training camp in just over a month after suffering a minor ankle injury two weeks ago. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cooper hasn’t participated in any drills in a couple weeks as he nurses an ankle injury he suffered a short while ago. Training camp begins for Dallas in just about five weeks, and reports are Cooper might not be ready for that. It doesn’t sound like anything major, but it’s worth noting that Cooper had a minor operation on his ankle in early January 2021.

Washington Football Team star DE Chase Young suffered a hip injury before the 2020 season. He also dealt with a groin injury in the season’s first month. (Source: Ben and Standig on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Young’s top priority is to enter the 2021 season fully healthy. He finished the 2020 regular season with 44 tackles, 7.5 sacks, and four forced fumbles across 15 games. The No. 2 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft is entering this upcoming season 100 percent healthy and will look to build on his rookie campaign. The Washington Football Team’s defense is currently fourth among all DST in the latest expert consensus draft rankings.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network is reporting that Falcons WR Calvin Ridley recently underwent minor foot surgery. He won’t participate in mini-camp but should be all systems go for training camp. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: According to Rapoport, the surgery was a “clean up” and Ridley should be fine by training camp. The Falcons recently traded WR Julio Jones, making Ridley Atlanta’s undisputed No.1 wide receiver. With Julio out of the picture, expect Ridley to see an increased target share. Ridley broke out in 2020, hauling in 90 receptions for 1,374 yards and nine touchdowns across 15 games. The 26-year-old is currently fifth among all wideouts in the latest expert consensus draft rankings. Ridley is a surefire WR1 in upcoming fantasy drafts.

Arizona Cardinals DE/LB Chandler Jones (bicep) is not expected to attend the team's minicamp this week, per head coach Kliff Kingsbury. (Source: Kyle Odegard on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The veteran DE/LB is not expected to attend the Cardinals' minicamp this week after undergoing surgery to repair a torn bicep that he suffered in mid-October of last season. Jones enters the final year of his contract in Arizona and will look to replicate his dominance from 2017 thru 2019 prior to his injury when he earned All-Pro honors twice after recording 13+ sacks in each of these three seasons. His absence from minicamp doesn't appear to be significant for any reason, so the Cardinals should get a boost from their defensive unit to begin the 2021 season.

San Francisco 49ers S Tarvarius Moore (Achilles) suffered a torn Achilles during practice on Monday. (Source: Nick Wagoner on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Moore was a starter for half of the 2020 season, totaling 52 tackles, one TFL, a pass deflection, and a forced fumble. The fourth-year safety out of Southern Miss was expected to back up Jimmie Ward at FS but will now miss extensive time rehabbing a torn Achilles. Rookie fifth-rounder S Talanoa Hufanga will have an opportunity to see some reps behind Ward and Jaquiski Tartt, joining what appears to be a potent defensive unit in the Bay Area during the upcoming 2021 season.

San Francisco 49ers OL Justin Skule (knee) suffered a torn ACL during Monday's practice. (Source: Nick Wagoner on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 49ers aren't escaping their seemingly unforgiving injury woes in 2020, as Skule was projected to be a starter in 2021 after earning 12 starts across his first two seasons in the league. This likely propels rookie second-round draft pick, University of Notre Dame OG Aaron Banks, up the depth chart to become a potential starter at guard along an offensive line built to run-block.

Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera says WR Curtis Samuel is dealing with a groin injury. (Source: Chris Russell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's unclear how serious the injury is, but one would think that Samuel won't practice at all this week out of precaution. Samuel signed a three-year, $34.5 million deal with Washington during free agency, and he could be in store for a career-year in terms of usage.