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TE T.J. Hockenson has been activated off the reserve COVID-19 list. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Hockenson was placed on the COVID reserve list in mid July. It as was deemed a precautionary move as he either tested positive for Coronavirus or came in close contact with someone who was infected. He has been activated off the COVID-19 list and cleared for football activities. Hockenson will serve as the Lions’ top TE and is currently 16th among all tight ends in the latest expert consensus rankings.

Category: Injury Updates

Browns WR Jarvis Landry (hip) has passed his physical and has been activated from the PUP list. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Welcomed news in Browns camp as Landry’s status for Week 1 seemed to be in question when the team placed him on the Active/PUP list at the start of training camp due to offseason hip surgery. He’ll be locked in as the No. 2 WR in the slot with Odell Beckham Jr. operating as the No. 1 on the outside.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

The Miami Dolphins are signing FA receiver Ricardo Louis, per Ian Rapoport. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This signing doesn't come as a surprise as the Dolphins were left incredibly thin at receiver after Albert Wilson and Allen Hurns announced they would be opting-out of the upcoming NFL season. The 26-year-old receiver will now begin his second stint with the Dolphins after he was released back on July 25th. Louis's signing will help add some depth to Miami's receiving core heading into camp.

Category: Injury Updates

The Los Angeles Rams have placed DT A'Shawn Robinson on the Active/Non-Football Injury list. (Source: Dov Kleiman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's currently unknown why Robinson was placed on the Non-Football Injury list but the Rams should provide more information in a timely manner. The Rams signed the 24-year-old nose tackle to a two year, $17 million contract back in March after he recorded 40 tackles, 1.5 sacks and one forced fumble across 13 games for the Lions in 2019. Robinson was listed as the starting nose tackle for the Rams heading into camp.

Category: Injury Updates

Joe Flacco (neck) is expected to miss “one or two” games this season and is on track for a September return, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Flacco went to a specialist Friday to check in on the progress of his neck, and there reportedly were no issues. He was placed on the active/PUP list and will miss the first few games of the season. Flacco signed a one-year deal with the Jets this offseason, and will backup starting QB Sam Darnold. The 35-year-old is dart throw in two-quarterback league formats, and is currently 51st among QBs in the latest expert consensus rankings.

Category: Injury Updates

Kenjon Barner has scheduled a visit with the Baltimore Ravens. Barner spent most of last season with the Atlanta Falcons as the punt returner and kick returner. (Source: Josina Anderson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Barner, who is listed as a running back, could come in and replace punt and kick returner De'Anthony Thomas, who has opted out for the 2020 season. Barner was effective as a returner last season, and could be good in that role for the Ravens. Outside of that, Barner would have next to no fantasy value as the Ravens already have a very crowded backfield.

Raiders' offensive coordinator Greg Olson, has told reporters that he is planning on playing Henry Ruggs III at the slot position, which gives Bryan Edwards the chance to start in the 'X' position. Coach Olson expects to to use both of his rookie receivers frequently and expressed that they are versatile at the position. (Source: Radierswire)

Fantasy Impact: Edwards has been earning some praise form both the coaching staff and quarterback Derek Carr. Edwards should be able to get off to a good start to the season if he does get the start as the third receiver. Tyrell Williams is still set to start on the other side of the field and should continue to see a good share of targets from Carr. Edwards could have a nice rookie season with the Raiders, but would have to be very efficient on limited targets to have much relevance in fantasy.

Jakeem Grant is expected to see an increased role for the Miami Dolphins this year. Both Allen Hurns and Albert Wilson have opted out of playing this season, which is why Grant should see a larger role on the team. (Source: Joe Schad on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Grant should come in as the third wide receiver option behind Devante Parker and Preston Williams. Grant could see some value early on if he is able to connect with Ryan Fitzpatrick, who is likely to start the season as the Dolphins quarterback. In any scenario, Grant is not a top fantasy option and should not be drafted in most fantasy leagues.

Panthers coach Matt Rhule believes it’s Ian Thomas’ “turn” at TE. (Source: Joe Person on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Thomas is expected to be the Panthers top tight end this season, with former starter Greg Olsen signing with the Seahawks this offseason. Rhule also states that Chris Manhertz is one of the league’s best blocking tight ends. Thomas has shown flashes of fantasy upside, hauling in 16 catches on 30 targets for 136 yards and one touchdown across 16 games while splitting snaps with Olsen in 2019. The 24-year-old is worth drafting in TE premium leagues and is currently 22nd among all tight ends in the latest expert consensus rankings.

Category: Rumors

RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) has looked sharp through the first days at training camp. (Source: The Mercury News )

Fantasy Impact: McKinnon has missed the last two seasons due to knee injuries. His comeback is drawing rave reviews and has looked sharp during camp. “Even just throwing routes on air this offseason, he runs them differently than most running backs and he has a feel that’s like a receiver, but he feels space like a quarterback,” said 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo. “It’s very unique and I’m excited to get him back, man. It’s been a while. We came in together, me and him when we both signed here, and it’s exciting to have him back.” McKinnon is competing with Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman for carries in the 49ers backfield, but his clearest path for playing time will be on passing downs. If he can stay healthy and continue to look sharp at camp, McKinnon is worth a late-round flyer in deep-league formats.

Category: Injury Updates

Washington RB Derrius Guice has been released by the team following arrest. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After being arrested on accounts of domestic violence, Washington has quickly released their top RB. Antonio Gibson is probably the biggest beneficiary in the Washington backfield and veteran Adrian Peterson could once again lead the team in carries this season.

Category: Transactions

Kenny Stills has been placed on the NFI list with an illness. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This move gives the Texans an opportunity to bring in another wide receiver to camp while Stills deals with the illness. There will be a lot of speculation that he has COVID-19, but wait for an official team announcement before jumping to conclusions.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

Panther's guard Russell Okung apparently thought about opting out prior to Thursday's deadline and is currently mulling over retirement due to concerns about COVID-19.

Fantasy Impact: Okung, 31 years old, missed over half of the 2019 season with pulmonary embolism and concerns about his health could keep him from going back to the field if he doesn't feel safe with the league's regulations and measures for COVID-19. After 10 seasons in the league, Okung has made over $100M throughout his Pro Bowl career so he isn't hurting for money and is prioritizing his longterm health over anything else. This could potentially be a huge blow to the Panthers and Christian McCaffrey.

Category: Rumors

New England quarterback Jarrett Stidham said he's ready for a quarterback competition in camp, adding that he's "put in a lot of work this offseason to really improve mentally, physically in a lot of different areas." (Source: Pro Football Talk)

Fantasy Impact: Cam will likely win the starting job for the Patriots and will be a late-round target for a lot of owners hoping that Bill Belichick will be able to re-capture his MVP-caliber play after a few mediocre seasons in Carolina. Stidham, however, thinks that he has just as much of a right to the starting job and is looking forward to the competition. After one season behind Tom Brady, the Auburn product will look for his first opportunity to start this season. Stidham has not had much of an opportunity in the NFL but accumulated 5,952 yards and 36 TD's in his final two years at Auburn.

Category: Rumors

DE Vinny Curry is re-signing with the Philadelphia Eagles on a one-year, $2M deal. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Curry will get $1.3M guaranteed with sack and playoff incentives that can help him reach $2M. It’ll be Curry’s eighth season with the Eagles. He spent 2018 with Tampa Bay before coming back to Philadelphia in 2019. He had five sacks for the Eagles last season.

Category: Transactions

Giants' cornerback Deandre Baker turned himself in for an armed robbery investigation back in May and was charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm on Friday morning. These charges carry a maximum sentence of 10 years. (Source: Ralph Vacchiano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Baker will likely miss the 2020 season while the case is ongoing. The first-round cornerback out of Georgia had 61 tackles and eight passes defended in his rookie year. It wouldn't be surprising to see the Giants cut him within the coming days.

Category: Transactions

Titans insider Paul Kuharsky reports Corey Davis underwent offseason toe surgery. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Davis was recently placed on the active/PUP list and now we know why. He's still "on course" for the start of the regular season but this isn't how he wants to start his contract year. A.J. Brown could dominate targets in the Tennessee passing game.

Category: Injury Updates

James Washington has been activated from the reserve/COVID 19 list and will be joining the Steelers' training camp. (Source: Pittsburgh Steelers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Steelers put Washington on the reserve/COVID-19 list on August 2nd, but he has now been activated from it. The quick turnaround is a good sign for Washington as he rejoins the team. Washington will be competing for a starting spot with Diontae Johnson and rookie Chase Claypool. Hopefully training camp will give some clarity to what Washington's role is with the team for the 2020 season.

Vic Beasley Jr. has made his late appearance to Titans training camp after an unexcused absence to start. (Source: Turron Davenport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Beasley signed a one-year $9.5M "prove-it" deal with the Titans after a mediocre rookie tenure with the Falcons. He started off on the wrong foot with his questionable and unexcused absence from camp but fans are hopeful that this will be the end of that weird saga. The Titans have fined Beasley $500k for his no-show.

Category: Transactions

The Miami Dolphins have reached out to FA receiver Chester Rogers and have put him through a physical, per Miami Herald's Barry Jackson. (Source: Barry Jackson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 26-year-old receiver started 16 games for the Indianapolis Colts over the past two years before fracturing his kneecap back in December of 2019. With Albert Wilson and Allen Hurns both deciding to opt out, the Dolphins are severely thin at receiver and Rogers should add some much needed depth heading into camp.

Category: Transactions