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Atlanta Falcons beat writer D. Orlando Ledbetter is reporting wide receiver Julio Jones (foot) is "expected to be at full strength" for the start of training camp. (Source: D. Orlando Ledbetter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Two weeks removed from minor foot surgery, Jones told the media his foot is "good" and that he is focusing on his "recovery" moving forward during an appearance at the Georgia state capitol Wednesday. Although he will likely be sidelined through OTAs, the elite wideout is expected to be ready for the start of training camp in late-July. Barring a setback, Jones is a top five receiver entering the 2017 fantasy football campaign.


Latavius Murray undergoes surgery

By Anthony Cervino   Wed, Mar 22nd 6:51pm EDT

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ESPN's Adam Caplan is reporting Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray (ankle) underwent successful offseason ankle surgery. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Caplan adds that the Vikings, as well as other teams who had an interest in signing Murray, were made aware of the surgery prior to agreeing to terms. Since he underwent the procedure this late, he'll likely be sidelined through OTAs. However, he is "expected" to be ready for the start of training camp in July, per reports.


Pro Football Talk is reporting Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (knee) is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. (Source: Pro Football Talk)

Fantasy Impact: Allen, who tore is ACL in Week 1 of the 2016 season, is not expected to be available for OTAs in the spring. However, per reports, the injury-prone wideout should be ready for the start of training camp that begins in late-July. Despite missing 26 games in his four-year career, Allen is still considered a top receiver when he is on the field and healthy. Barring a setback, Allen should enter 2017 in the low-end WR1 conversation for fantasy football purposes.


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) will undergo offseason rotator cuff surgery. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It appears Newton suffered a partially torn rotator cuff during Week 14 of the 2016 season and will undergo surgery on March 30 to repair the injury. Per reports, Newton will not throw with the team until 16 weeks following the procedure and could still be ready for the start of training camp at the end of July.


ESPN's Sheil Kapadia told ESPN's Mike Clay Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (leg) is "ahead of schedule" in his recovery from a broken leg and "should be ready" for the 2017 season opener. (Source: Mike Clay on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lockett, who suffered a broken leg in Week 16 last season, should be ready for Week 1, per Kapadia. The speedy wideout/ return ace struggled for most of the 2016 season as he dealt with a lingering PCL injury for most of the year, but he began to turn his season around down the stretch. From Weeks 13 through 16, Lockett accumulated 18 receptions for 272 yards and a touchdown as a receiver while adding three carries for 90 yards and another score as a rusher. If Lockett enters 2017 at full health, he could finally have the breakout campaign that he was expected to have last season.


Le'Veon Bell undergoes surgery

By Anthony Cervino   Mon, Mar 13th 10:57am EDT

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (core) underwent surgery Monday to repair a core muscle injury. Rapoport adds that the normal recovery timeline is roughly "six weeks or so." (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bell will undergo surgery to repair a core muscle injury and is expected to be sidelined for at least the next six weeks. Barring a setback, he should be good to go for training camp, but his availability for spring workouts is up in the air. Bell is a top three fantasy running back entering 2017.


David Johnson fully healthy

By Anthony Cervino   Mon, Mar 13th 9:23am EDT

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Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (knee) told the media he's fully healthy from a knee injury suffered in December. “My wheel is good,” Johnson said via the team's official website. “Good to go already. Back training, full throttle. Doing everything." When asked if he was back to 100 percent, Johnson replied: "for sure." (Source: Official Website of Arizona Cardinals)

Fantasy Impact: Johnson suffered a knee injury in the season finale, but it wasn't severe enough to require offseason surgery. If Johnson is indeed fully healthy as reported, he should be good to go for the start of the team's offseason program in the spring. He is the top fantasy running back entering 2017.


Washington defensive back Sidney Jones left his pro day on a cart after suffering an apparent lower-leg injury. (Source: Stephen Cohen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jones, who is regarded as a "consensus first round pick" in April's draft, appears to have suffered a left leg injury at his pro day. Draft expert Daniel Jeremiah reports that "multiple scouts" said that it is a "significant injury." As a result, Jones' draft stock could fall depending on its severity. He will likely undergo tests in the coming days for a firm diagnosis on his leg.