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Ezekiel Elliott's agent, Rocky Arceneaux, told ESPN that the running back felt disrespected by the comments made by team owner Jerry Jones. Jones asked reporters 'Zeke who?' when asked about the team's starting running back. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: This continues to be at a standstill, and given what we saw with Le'Veon Bell last season, fantasy owners that continue to draft Elliott in the first round are taking on risk. He could certainly be worth it, since if he had a contract in hand he'd be atop many expert's rankings. Still, the threat of missed games appears to be real. The holdout also gives appeal to current backup running back Tony Pollard who has been running as the starter in Zeke's absence.


Deebo Samuel rushed once for a 45-yard gain in Monday's preseason win over the Broncos.

Fantasy Impact: Samuel wasn't targeted in the passing game but did look good on a 45-yard end around that set up a Jeff Wilson rushing score. The rookie wideout has reportedly been impressing throughout camp. Hopefully we see some big things from him in next week's regular season dress rehearsal.

Category: Game Recaps


Matt Breida rushed once four four yards and caught a one-yard pass in the 49ers' second preseason game against the Broncos.

Fantasy Impact: Jimmy Garoppolo struggled in this one so there wasn't a lot for the running backs to do. Breida is expected to spell Tevin Coleman early on in the season.

Category: Game Recaps


Tevin Coleman rushed three times for 21 yards in the 49ers' second preseason game versus the Broncos.

Fantasy Impact: Coleman wasn't targeted in the passing game but only played a few series. Jimmy Garoppolo struggled in this one, which meant the San Francisco offense didn't have much success. Coleman is expected to lead this backfield early on, which makes him a fine fantasy pick at his current ADP.

Category: Game Recaps


Jimmy Garoppolo struggled on Monday night versus the Broncos, completing just 1-of-6 passes for zero yards and an interception.

Fantasy Impact: Garoppolo played three series in what was his first game action since tearing his ACL last year. "Jimmy G" threw five interceptions in practice last week and reportedly hasn't looked great throughout the summer. It is very possible he is just knocking off the rust, however. We expect Garoppolo to turn it around eventually but for now there are better option to select as your fantasy quarterback towards the end of drafts.

Category: Game Recaps


Around the NFL is reporting the Patriots have activated WR Julian Edelman (thumb) from the NFI list. (Source: Around the NFL)

Fantasy Impact: While Edelman was spotted in full pads and was activated from the NFI list, there is uncertainty about his participation level for the remainder of the preseason. Still, this is a positive sign for the veteran wideout's availability for Week 1 of regular season play. Edelman should be fine when it counts.

Category: Injury Updates


Drew Lock completed 7-of-12 passes for 40 yards and added two rushes for 11 yards in the Broncos' 24-15 preseason loss to the 49ers Monday night. Lock also suffered a minor thumb injury and is not expected to miss time.

Fantasy Impact: Lock jammed his thumb and had to leave the game Monday. The minor injury won't cost him further time, but did lose the rookie valuable preseason reps against San Francisco. Denver's second-rounder is the future at QB, but Joe Flacco is firmly entrenched for this season.

Category: Injury Updates, Game Recaps


Devontae Booker rushed four times for 15 yards and had two catches for eight yards in the Broncos' 24-15 preseason loss to the 49ers Monday night. He was targeted twice.

Fantasy Impact: Booker saw action with Theo Riddick (shoulder) sidelined for several weeks. He figures to lose his roster spot once Riddick returns.

Category: Game Recaps


The Denver Broncos D/ST allowed 278 yards and had three sacks, one interception, and one fumble recovery in a 24-15 preseason loss to the 49ers Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Denver dominated Jimmy Garoppolo in his return from knee injury Monday. His final stat line was 1-of-6 passing for zero yards and one interception. This unit has elite potential this season and is a great starting option for fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps


Brandon McManus converted 3-of-3 field goal attempts in the Broncos' 24-15 preseason loss to the 49ers Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: McManus hit all of his kicks Monday including a 52-yard attempt. He enters the season as mid-range fantasy option in an offense that lacks ideal firepower.

Category: Game Recaps


Joe Flacco completed 7-of-11 passes for 59 yards in the Broncos' 24-15 preseason loss to the 49ers Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: Flacco had a 45-yard completion erased on holding penalty or his numbers would have looked better. He appeared comfortable in the pocket and in the new offense against the 49ers. His value in fantasy is as a reserve in 2QB leagues this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Noah Fant recorded two catches for seven yards on three targets in the Broncos' 24-15 preseason loss to the 49ers Monday night. He also suffered a minor foot injury that should not cause him to miss time.

Fantasy Impact: Denver again made an effort to get their first-round pick involved early this week. Fant is extremely athletic but will need to develop his raw skills to realize his potential. He will have some big games this season, but is better left out of fantasy lineups to start the year.

Category: Game Recaps


DaeSean Hamilton had two receptions for 21 yards on three targets in the Broncos' 24-15 preseason loss to the 49ers Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: Hamilton made some plays early for Denver Monday. He figures to lack the volume needed to be a fantasy factor this season as the fourth option in the passing game behind Emmanuel Sanders, Courtland Sutton, and Noah Fant.

Category: Game Recaps


Emmanuel Sanders had one reception for five yards and one rush for 19 yards in the Broncos' 24-15 preseason loss to the 49ers Monday night. He was targeted twice.

Fantasy Impact: Sanders looked fully healthy in his return to the lineup. He had a 45-yard catch erased by a holding penalty and just missed a toe-tapping catch along the right sideline in the first quarter. He is currently a bargain in drafts at an ADP of 112.

Category: Game Recaps


Courtland Sutton brought in both of his targets for 28 yards in the Broncos' 24-15 preseason loss to the 49ers Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: Sutton looks like he is developing nicely for Denver, but is still likely to take a backseat to a healthy Emmanuel Sanders this season. He will have some use in redraft this year, but his primary value is in dynasty as the future WR1 in Denver.

Category: Game Recaps


Phillip Lindsay rushed five times for 14 yards in the Broncos' 24-15 preseason loss to the 49ers Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: Lindsay could not find much running room against San Francisco. He enters the season in a timeshare with Royce Freeman and is a little pricey at his current ADP.

Category: Game Recaps


Royce Freeman rushed five times for zero yards and had one catch for six yards in the Broncos' 24-15 preseason loss to the 49ers Monday night. He was targeted once.

Fantasy Impact: Denver struggled badly in the run game Monday and Freeman was no exception. He enters the season in a timeshare with Phillip Lindsay and likely to get the majority of the work near the goal line.

Category: Game Recaps


Once again Antonio Brown has filed a grievance against the NFL for not allowing him to wear his old helmet. (Source: ProFootballTalk)

Fantasy Impact: We've been down this road before (pretty recently in fact), and it will most likely end in the same way where an arbitrator will rule in favor against Brown's wishes. This will likely be a recurring theme until Brown learns to come to terms with the new rules implemented within the league. In the end it is just causing a lot of headaches for the Raiders and their fans alike.


The Athletic's Mark Kaboly is reporting that WR Diontae Johnson is unlikely to see much playing time early in the season. (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Johnson is currently fifth on a deep Pittsburgh depth chart at WR and will need to work his way up to playing time.

Category: Rumors


Vikings beat report Andrew Krammer is reporting that RB C.J. Ham has been the primary third-down back for the Vikings during training camp. (Source: Andrew Krammer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ham would be used along with rookie Alexander Mattison to spell Dalvin Cook this season. Neither will have fantasy value outside of injury.

Category: Rumors