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NFL Network's Mike Garafolo is reporting that Travis Kelce recently underwent offseason ankle surgery that will cause him to miss the spring offseason program. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The procedure was described as a "clean up," though it's never good to hear about a pass-catcher with foot/ankle injuries. It's also worth noting that he'll surprisingly turn 30 years old in October. He's expected to be ready to go by the start of training camp. If that's the case, we shouldn't lower Kelce down draft boards just yet. If his absence extends into training camp, it'll be a different story. As the offseason goes on, we'll keep tabs on the status of Kelce.


Rams running back Todd Gurley has arthritis in his troublesome left knee, according to a report from The Athletic's Jeff Howe on Twitter. This is the same knee that underwent an ACL repair in 2014. (Source: Jeff Howe on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gurley's usage dwindled down the stretch and into the playoffs last season as he dealt with knee issues. And while the Rams have thus far expressed no concern and initially ruled out surgery, reports of arthritis could make the situation more complicated. We will likely have to wait until the offseason programs, minicamps, and training camp to get more of an idea about Gurley's status, but this report certainly raises questions about Gurley's future workload and longevity in the NFL.


Rams coach Sean McVay says Cooper Kupp (ACL) is on track to be ready for training camp. (Source: Rich Hammond on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kupp tore his ACL in November, which caused the Rams' offense to somewhat struggle down the stretch. We'll need to see where he is at as things get closer to training camp, but it's not uncommon for players coming off ACL injuries to need an additional year before returning to their prior level of play.


Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says Doug Baldwin underwent knee and shoulder surgeries once the season ended. (Source: Bob Condotta on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's not a huge surprise as Baldwin was banged up for all of 2018. He's expected to be healthy for next year, which could make him a value in fantasy drafts if his ADP drops enough.


49ers HC Kyle Shanahan told the press that RB Jerick McKinnon (ACL) is expected to open 2019 as the team's RB1. (Source: Kevin Patra on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Shanahan also stated that McKinnon is on track in his recovery from a torn ACL suffered during the 2018 preseason, which is significant if he is, in fact, going to be the 49ers' featured back come Week 1. However, because Matt Brieda flashed last season, the expectation is for both backs to have a role in the offense and hold fantasy value. If the 49ers tender RFA Raheem Mostert, he'd likely round out San Francisco's running back depth chart barring any unforeseen changes or injuries.


Jack Doyle has undergone surgery on his hip. He is hoping to return in time for the team's training camp. (Source: Mike Chappell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Doyle's 2018 season ended prematurely due to a kidney issue, and the hip procedure will keep him out of the team's OTAs. He's reportedly over the kidney issue, so his hip recovery will determine when he's able to get back to action. Assuming he's back for training camp, he should be good to go for the start of the regular season. Overshadowed by fellow TE and teammate Eric Ebron this season, Doyle figures to enter the season as a fringe TE1 and someone that will look to bounce-back in TE-friendly system in Indy. He's currently sitting as the No. 13 TE in our expert consensus rankings.


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Ohio State DE Nick Bosa (core muscle injury) will participate at the combine.

Fantasy Impact: Per Rapoport, Bosa is healthy and ready to participate in all the drills at the combine in Indianapolis. He was healing from a core muscle injury suffered during his tenure at Ohio State. Bosa is a strong candidate to be selected No. 1 overall in April's draft.


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Alabama RB Josh Jacobs (groin) will be limited at the combine with a groin injury. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jabos is dealing with a lingering groin injury that will limit him at the combine in Indianapolis. Per Rapoport, the injury is "nothing major," but it will knock him out of several drills.


In a recent social media post, NFL Draft analyst Matt Miller said that he sees "too much" of Michael Thomas and Alshon Jeffery in Ole Miss WR A.J. Brown, (Source: Matt Miller on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Miller also stated that he "might have to bump this dude [Brown] to WR1." While he is currently overshadowed by Ole Miss teammate D.K. Metcalf entering draft season, Brown was actually the more productive player in college with his team-leading 85/1,320/6 stat line and could take a tremendous leap with a strong showing at the combine. If Brown could showcase top-end speed and create separation, Miller believes " there's absolutely a chance he's the first wideout off the board in 2019."


ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Oklahoma WR Marquise Brown underwent surgery last month to repair a LisFranc injury that will prevent him from participating at the NFL Scouting Combine and his Pro Day. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brown's surgery repaired an injury suffered in the National Championship Game. And although he will miss the NFL Scouting Combine and Oklahoma's Pro Day, Schefter reports that he is "expected to be ready for summer training camp." Despite the setback, Brown is still expected to be a day-one selection in the 2019 NFL Draft in April.