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Derrius Guice downplays injury

Mon, Jul 15th 10:27pm EDT
By Brad Camara

Derrius Guice who injured his hamstring while rehabbing, downplayed the injury and stated there's "no reason" for concern. (Source: Les Carpenter of the Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Guice reportedly was on track for the start of training camp before the injury news developed. Guice tweeted out Friday night, “I don’t listen to the noise, I know what’s going on with me." It is entirely possible that Guice could be back for training camp. Amid health concerns, Guice faces tough competition for playing time in a backfield that also has Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson. We will know more on Guice's availability as training camp draws closer.

The 49ers quarterback spoke to media and said "I’m good to go. Finally," He's not expected to be limited at the start of training camp. (Source: ProFootballTalk)

Fantasy Impact: There have been many reports of this being the year that Garoppolo has to prove his worth and with a full bill of health, there should be nothing holding him back. He's currently the QB20 in ADP and could return far more than his cost after the 49ers added more offensive weapons this offseason.

Brendan Marks of The Charlotte Observer writes Cam Newton (shoulder) is expected to be a full-go for Panthers training camp. (Source: Charlotte Observer)

Fantasy Impact: Newton underwent a clean-up procedure on his shoulder back in January. It wasn’t considered too serious but the Panthers wanted to be careful with his rehab this off-season. It sounds as if everything has gone according to plan. Newton can be safely drafted as an upside QB1 in fantasy right now.

Jack Doyle (hip) is still in the process of gaining weight and isn’t ready to specify any timeline for his return to practice. (Source: George Bremer of Herald Bulletin)

Fantasy Impact: Doyle lost around 25 pounds after having kidney surgery in November and hip surgery in the offseason. He is fully healed from both surgeries, but needs more time to build up strength and body mass before he can be cleared to practice. Doyle could be limited or unavailable when training camp opens in July. When he returns, look for Doyle to join Eric Ebron in an offense that could find regular targets for both tight ends.

Emmanuel Sanders (achilles) remains confident he can return by Week 1 of the regular season. (Source: Nicki Jhabvala on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: We should note that players are typically over-confident in their abilities to return quickly from injury. Sanders very well could be back by Week 1 but fantasy owners should proceed with caution. We're talking about a 32-year-old receiver coming off an achilles injury.

First-round tackle Jonah Williams will likely miss the 2019 season with a torn labrum in his left shoulder. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Williams was selected No. 11 overall in this year’s draft after a highly successful career at Alabama. He was supposed to provide much-needed protection for Andy Dalton, Joe Mixon, and company, but that will have to wait another year. Williams will likely miss all of 2019 after undergoing shoulder surgery, but he’s expected to make a full recovery. Cordy Glenn could move from guard to tackle to fill in for Williams, while other changes along the offensive line will be necessary moving forward.

Michel is progressing nicely following an offseason arthroscopic procedure on his knee. (Source: Michael Giardi on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Michel is reportedly coming along according to schedule after a recent knee scope, and he’s been spending time with Tom Brady’s TB12 Sports to aid in the recovery process. Michel is still expected back for training camp, but his health concerns and the presence of rookie Damien Harris suggest a likely reduction in workload from last season.

Marvin Jones (knee) missed the Lions' entire off-season program. (Source: Detroit Free Press)

Fantasy Impact: Jones missed the end of last season with a bone bruise in his knee. He got in some side work during OTAs but was never fully cleared to practice. He remains on track for training camp but can no longer be viewed as the team's number one wideout with Kenny Golladay's recent ascension.

Falcons coach Dan Quinn says Devonta Freeman "looks like himself" this off-season. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Freeman played in just two games while batting injuries last season. At 27 years old it wouldn't be a surprise to think his body is breaking down due to his physical running style. However, Freeman has reportedly looked great during spring practices, and he has plenty of opportunity with Tevin Coleman now with the 49ers. If Freeman stays healthy he should be a valuable fantasy asset in 2019.

In a recent interview with Fox 5 DC’s Angie Goff, Smith talked about his recovery from a leg injury, subsequent infections, and his plan to play football again. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In the interview, Smith opened up about the gruesome leg injury he suffered in Week 11 of last season and all of the struggles he’s gone through to get healthy again. When asked if he plans to play football again, Smith answered, “that’s the plan.” It’s yet unclear if Smith will ever actually be able to return to the game, and Washington drafted Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins with the 15th pick in this year’s NFL Draft.

The Lions' official website reports Matthew Stafford played through broken bones in his back throughout 2018. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Stafford was listed with a back injury late in the year but it was never known to be this severe. The former number-one overall draft pick was already having a down season before the injury, and Detroit is expected to remain run-heavy in 2019.

Todd Gurley's trainer says the running back is dealing with an "arthritic component to his knee". (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Gurley's knee continues to be the most important fantasy story line of the off-season. His trainer stressed that Gurley hasn't been told that the team wants to limit his workload at all, but the Rams' off-season actions paint a different picture. The All-Pro running back is still expected to participate in on-field drills at training camp, which is a good sign.

Bears coach Matt Nagy says he feels good about Trey Burton being ready for the start of training camp. (Source: Jeff Dickerson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Nagy added that he can't 100% guarantee Burton will be ready after undergoing sports-hernia surgery this off-season, however. If he's healthy entering 2019 Burton could be a post-hype sleeper. His health will be a situation to monitor this summer.

Travis Kelce plans to be fully ready for training camp. (Source: Around the NFL on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: In a recent interview, Kelce said that he “plans to be 100 percent” when Chiefs camp opens at the end of July. He’s sitting out now due to offseason ankle surgery and isn’t taking any chances on his health. Kelce will be needed greatly this season, especially if Tyreek Hill is suspended for any length of time.

Marquise Brown won't fully participate in Ravens' workouts until training camp as he continues to recover from his foot injury. (Source: Jamison Hensley on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Specifically, Brown is recovering from Lisfranc surgery. As we've seen with several other receivers, it's difficult to return and produce in your first year back. That will be especially true for the rookie wide out on a run-first offense. While Brown could provide plenty of boom if he's healthy, and should have a solid career, he's currently off many draft boards as the WR75 in our latest consensus rankings.

Nelson Agholor is sidelined at minicamp due to a "lower body injury". (Source: Zach Berman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Agholor is expected to be fine for training camp. The 26-year-old hauled in 64 catches last year for 736 yards and four touchdowns.

Eric Ebron (groin) has been running routes at "full speed" during minicamp. (Source: Zak Keefer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ebron underwent off-season groin surgery but it doesn't appear like it'll be an issue entering training camp. The former first-round pick totaled 14 touchdowns in last year's breakout campaign.

Delanie Walker (ankle) is not participating in Titans minicamp. (Source: Erik Bacharach on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Walker suffered a devastating ankle injury last season but looks like he'll be ready to go for Week 1 of 2019. He participated in 7-on-7 drills during OTAs and recently estimated that he was at 85% health. Jonnu Smith (MCL) is also sitting out minicamp.

Miles Sanders (hamstring) will sit out the Eagles' minicamp. (Source: Zach Berman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sanders didn't practice in OTAs either due to this hamstring issue. It doesn't sound overly serious, however, and Sanders should be a full-go for training camp. He'll do battle with Jordan Howard for touches in Philly's backfield.

Colts coach Frank Reich says Andrew Luck (calf) will sit out Indy's minicamp. (Source: Mike Chappell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Colts are wisely being cautious with their franchise quarterback. There's been no indication that this is a serious issue and Reich expects Luck to be a full-go for the start of training camp.