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Ezekiel Elliott’s most recent offer would make him the second-highest paid RB in the NFL, Ed Werder reports. (Source: Ed Werder on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Amidst his holdout in Cabo, Zeke has received an offer from Dallas that would make him the second-highest paid RB behind Todd Gurley. Gurley leads the position with an annual salary of $14.3 million, and Le’Veon Bell is second with $13. million. Details of Zeke’s offer haven’t been released, but his annual offered salary is likely between those two numbers. His time away from the Cowboys could be nearing the end.

Category: Rumors


Will Fuller left Thursday’s practice early with an unspecified issue. (Source: Aaron Wilson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wilson notes that the issue doesn’t appear to be serious, but it’s unclear if it will affect his status for Saturday’s preseason game against the Cowboys. Fuller is recovering from a torn ACL he suffered last season, but all reports on his progress have been positive.

Category: Injury Updates


Patriots safety Patrick Chung is scheduled to be arraigned on a charge of cocaine possession in Belknap, New Hampshire next Wednesday. He was indicted on the charge, a Class B felony that carries a sentence of 3.5 to 7 years in prison, on August 8th. (Source: The Laconia Daily Sun)

Fantasy Impact: Jim Murray of 98.5 The Sports Hub tweeted that, according to a source, on June 25th "Patrick Chung’s home in Meredith had an alarm tripped for a B&E. Police show up to check on the home, have probable cause to enter the home, and ultimately end up finding cocaine, leading to the investigation and indictment." Chung, who signed a contract extension in April, will surely face league discipline.


Latavius Murray was not seen practicing on Thursday. It is unknown if he is injured, resting, or if it is precautionary. (Source: Amie Just on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Murray's fantasy value should remain the same unless the Saints announce an injury. While it is unlikely the Saints will disclose much information, but if you are targeting Murray in drafts, keep an eye out for updates.

Category: Injury Updates


Bears beat writer Dan Wiederer is reporting WR Anthony Miller (ankle) could be limited through the first few weeks of the regular season. (Source: Chicago Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: Miller, who has been out with a sprained ankle since August 10, is reportedly falling behind learning Matt Nagy's playbook -- he also missed the better part of the offseason recovering from shoulder surgery. However, while Miller could be limited early, he is fully expected to be ready for a full role as the season progresses. Miller will look to build off of his 33/423/7 line from his 2018 rookie campaign.

Category: Injury Updates


The official Twitter of the Arizona Cardinals is reporting that the team has agreed to a one-year deal with WR Michael Crabtree. (Source: Cardinals on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is the second time the Cardinals and Crabtree have come close to a deal, only the second time was a charm as they inked a one-year deal with the veteran wideout. With Hakeem Butler likely headed to IR, Crabtree will fill the rookie's void assuming he makes the final cut. There is minimal fantasy value here at the moment but things could change in the regular season. Crabtree is only worth a flier in deeper formats for the time being.

Category: Transactions


The Lions and defensive lineman Damon “Snacks” Harrison agreed to a one-year, $11 million contract extension Wednesday. (Source: ProFootballTalk)

Fantasy Impact: Harrison sat out the entire offseason program while seeking a new contract. Even when he showed up to training camp, the two sides continued negotiations. Harrison was acquired in a trade with the Giants last season. He will continue to be a significant part of the defense over the next two seasons.

Category: Transactions


Bears HC Matt Nagy told the press that he believes "probably gave Tarik Cohen a little bit too much" work in 2018. ‘‘We moved [Cohen] around a lot last year, and I do feel like there was a time — probably later in the season — where we probably gave him a little bit too much,’’ Nagy said via the Chicago Sun-Times. ‘‘And when you mentally drain them, it pulls them back physically.’’ (Source: Chicago Sun-Times)

Fantasy Impact: This isn't the first offseason report suggesting Cohen will see fewer touches in 2019. Pair that with the fact that the Bears signed Mike Davis and drafted David Montgomery and it looks like Cohen is shaping up to be one of the riskier backs to take in the mid-single-digit rounds of fantasy drafts.

Category: Rumors


Eagles beat writer Jimmy Kempski believes WR Nelson Agholor will be a "significant" part of the offense in 2019. (Source: Philly Voice)

Fantasy Impact: Kempski also notes Agholor as one of the Eagles' most impressive players this offseason. While Agholor, who is entering his walk-year, was reportedly on the trade block at one point this offseason, it appears that he will indeed play a role in the crowded but talented offense. A player you can have for free at his late-round nothing ADP, Agholor is worth taking a shot on as he has a proven rapport with Carson Wentz.

Category: Rumors


Redskins beat writer JP Finlay is reporting WR Trey Quinn (thumb) is not expected to play in Week 3 of the preseason. (Source: JP Finlay on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While Quinn made his return to practice this week, he is expected to sit for the team's dress rehearsal against the Falcons. But despite his presumed absence, Quinn should be ready to go for the start of the regular season when it counts. Quinn is in line to open 2019 as Washington's starting slot receiver.

Category: Injury Updates


NFL Insider Jay Glazer is reporting that the Vikings are "raving" about RB Alexander Mattison. "The Vikings have a rookie RB named Alexander Mattison who they were all raving about when I stopped by their camp," Glazer said via the Athletic. "I mean, to a man, couldn’t stop preaching his gospel." (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Mattison is currently battling with Mike Boone for the RB2 role behind Dalvin Cook. However, with the glowing reports of the rookie, it appears that he should have the stranglehold on the spot, making him a no-brainer grab in fantasy drafts considering Cook's injury history. Mattison could also carve out a role on short-yardage downs as the year progresses, similar to the one vacated by Latavius Murray.

Category: Rumors


Chiefs beat writer Nate Taylor is reporting RB Darwin Thompson "appears to have leaped" Carlos Hyde on the depth chart. (Source: Nate Taylor on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Per reports, Thompson has been getting reps ahead of Hyde at training camp practices, even splitting first-team work with Damien Williams. What's more, the rookie has also looked the part in Kansas City's two preseason outings. If Thompson continues to shine, he is expected to open the news season as the RB2 behind Williams and could eventually return standalone value at times in 2019.

Category: Rumors


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Lions have signed WR Jordan Lasley. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lasley is on to his third team of the offseason. Last year's fifth-round pick by the Ravens is shaping up to be an NFL wash-out.

Category: Transactions


Buccaneers beat writer Trevor Sikkema is reporting WR Mike Evans (leg) will not play in the third week of the preseason. (Source: Trevor Sikkema on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Evans has not practiced this week with what is believed to be a quad injury. However, although he will not play in the preseason Week 3 dress rehearsal -- and will likely miss the preseason finale as well -- his Week 1 of the regular season status is not currently in question.

Category: Injury Updates


ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Cardinals released WR Kevin White. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: White, who has recovered from a hamstring injury that has kept him out of action, was released on Wednesday. The former first-round pick might have reached his end in the NFL.

Category: Transactions


Rams beat writer Vincent Bonsignore is expecting RB Darrell Henderson to see 9-to-12 touches per game in 2019. (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Due to the uncertainty surrounding Todd Gurley's knee and usage limitations. Henderson could see in excess of 9-to-12 touches per game. However, even drawing that amount of touches should be enough to garner standalone fantasy football value for the upcoming campaign. Should Gurley miss any time, Henderson could have RB1 upside written all over him.

Category: Rumors


Steelers OC Randy Fichtner is suggesting that TE Vance McDonald's role will remain the same as it was in 2018 this season. (Source: D.K. Pittsburgh Sports)

Fantasy Impact: When asked if McDonald will see an increased role in 2019, Fichtner replied that "he [McDonald] won't. He's never going to play the full game. That's never going to happen." Outside of Xavier Grimble and swingman Jaylen Samuels, there isn't much competition at tight end for McDonald on the Steelers. That said, he finished 2018 as a TE1 and could still take a 2019 leap playing similar snaps mostly because Jesse James and Antonio Brown are playing with other clubs. Their vacated targets will create additional opportunities for McDonald, who showed trust and rapport with Ben Roethlisberger last season.

Category: Rumors


DK Metcalf's (knee) surgery revealed minimum findings and is considered week-to-week. (Source: John Boyle on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Metcalf had surgery on his knee and the Seahawks are expecting him back soon. The team expressed no concerns and he is considered week-to-week. Metcalf was held out of Sunday's preseason loss to the Vikings and will likely miss most of the preseason. Jaron Brown and David Moore figure to get most of the first-team wideout reps alongside Tyler Lockett while Metcalf remains out.

Category: Injury Updates


Melvin Gordon is expected to miss regular-season time as his holdout for a new contract continues. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gordon is reportedly keeping in football shape and ready to rejoin the Chargers at any point, but the two sides do not appear to be closing in on a deal. He is looking to be paid as one of the top-three contracts at his position, which is around $13 million per season and includes $20 million in guarantees. Gordon has performed at a high-level, but the Chargers seem to not be giving into his demands. The Chargers have expressed confidence in backups Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson to carry the load in his absence.

Category: Rumors


Ted Ginn absent from practice

Wed, Aug 21st 3:31pm EDT
By Brad Camara

Ted Ginn did not participate in Wednesday's practice. (Source: Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune)

Fantasy Impact: It's unclear if Ginn is dealing with an injury or is receiving a day off. Ginn is primed for a key role in New Orleans' receiving corps assuming full health. He is competing with Tre'Quan Smith for the No. 2 receiver role behind Michael Thomas.

Category: Injury Updates