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Odell Beckham Jr. was quoted in a WSJ article saying “I just feel like the season shouldn’t happen and I’m prepared for it to not happen and I wouldn’t mind not having it. We’re not ready for the season, so why are we trying to push forward?‘' That interview was two weeks ago but just published on Monday morning. He has said that since seeing how safe the Browns facility is, he has no plans to opt out of the 2020 season. (Source: Mary Kay Cabot on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Beckham Jr. caused a lot of controversy with his initial quote about not wanting to play in 2020, raising speculation that the superstar receiver may opt out. He quickly went in damage control mode and backtracked on his quotes, saying that he still plans to play in 2020. Beckham is coming off a career low in receptions (74) and yards (1,035) but still being drafted as a WR1 in most leagues. Our expert consensus rankings have him as the 12th overall wide receiver this year but he has arguably the highest ceiling of any player in the league.

Category: Transactions

Per source, Broncos starting RT Ja’Wuan James is opting out of the 2020 NFL season due to concerns amidst the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: Mike Klis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Big loss for the Broncos as they lose their starting RT for the season. James signed a four-year, $51M contract with Denver last offseason. They’ll now need to find a replacement for James to help protect their biggest potential investment in QB Drew Lock.

Category: Transactions

Veteran tight end Jerell Adams is expected to sign with the Baltimore Ravens. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Adams was drafted out of South Carolina by the Giants in 2016 and has had a pretty quiet NFL career since, totaling just 24 receptions for 214 yards over three seasons. Mark Andrews will have a firm grasp on the receiving duties for tight ends in Baltimore and it's likely that Adams was brought in to help with the run game. The Ravens ran the ball more than any other team in the league last year while setting the NFL record with 3,296 yards. Fresh blockers will help them in 2020 as they hope to replicate last year's success.

Category: Transactions

Preston Williams has been cleared for football activities. (Source: Cameron Wolfe on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dolphins coach Brian Flores says Williams has been "running and rehabbing well." The 23-year-old UDFA tore his ACL in November after a promising start to this rookie campaign. He was outproducing DeVante Parker before his injury and will now look to reclaim a prominent role in this passing offense.

Category: Injury Updates

Dontrelle Inman is expected to sign with Washington Football Team later today, pending a physical. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Inman, a seven-year vet, will be signing with his fifth team since getting drafted out of Virginia. He was buried beneath a deep receiver corps when originally drafted by the Chargers in 2014 and his play-making ability has been chased by coaches ever since, although it's translated to very little in-game success. Inman has 170 career receptions for 2,282 yards and has only had two games with over 100 yards. That being said, Washington has little happening in their receiver pool outside of Tery McLaurin and Inman may immediately find himself as the number two receiving option given their lack of depth.

Category: Transactions

Former Titans and current free agent TE Delanie Walker has been working out this offseason and is drawing interest from several teams, one of those teams being the New England Patriots, per source. (Source: Jeremy Fowler on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Patriots are very thin at the tight end position after Matt LaCosse decided to opt out of the 2020 season. That leaves rookies Devin Asiasi and Dalton Keene to fend for the lions share of the tight end work as it stands right now. It would make a whole lot of sense for the Patriots to bring in a veteran like Walker, but the report says that “several” teams are interested in the 35-year old. Walker could potentially become a solid late-round tight end option in deeper leagues.

Category: Rumors

Henry Ruggs III says he is fully recovered from the thigh injury he suffered this offseason. (Source: Scott Blair on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It was always believed to be a minor issue. Ruggs is ready to go for his first NFL training camp and has a chance to start Week 1. He was the first receiver selected in the 2020 NFL draft and comes with plenty of upside in both redraft and dynasty formats right now.

Category: Injury Updates

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz says he bulked up this past offseason. (Source: Philadelphia Inquirer)

Fantasy Impact: Wentz is trying to once again stay on the field this year and the added weight should help. He played in all 16 regular season games for the first time in three years in 2019. If he stays healthy he should have a better fantasy season than he did last year. DeSean Jackson returning from injury plus the addition of rookie wideout Jalen Reagor are two positives fantasy managers can count on.

Packers coach Matt LaFleur says he sees Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay "for a really long time." (Source: Pro Football Talk)

Fantasy Impact: Rodgers' future in Green Bay has been in question ever since the Packers selected Jordan Love in the first round of the 2020 NFL draft. This is mostly generic coachspeak from LaFleur as he isn't going to publicly say anything bad about his Hall of Fame quarterback. Rodgers is under contract through 2023 so the next couple of seasons should be interesting. As for this year the Packers are expected to be a run-heavy team again, which isn't great for his fantasy outlook.

Category: Rumors

The Giants placed Leonard Williams (hamstring) on the active/NFI list. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Williams is looking for a multi-year extension so this hamstring injury isn't ideal timing. However, it isn't expected to be a serious issue. The 2015 first-rounder should ultimately be ready to go for the start of the season.

Category: Injury Updates

The Steelers placed Jaylen Samuels on the reserve/COVID-19 list. (Source: Pro Football Talk on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This doesn't necessarily mean Samuels tested positive for the virus, but it means he at least came in contact with someone who did. Any missed reps could create an opening for fourth-round rookie Anthony McFarland. James Conner is expected to open the season as Pittsburgh's feature back.

Category: Injury Updates

The Dolphins placed OL Ereck Flowers on the reserve/COVID-19 list. (Source: Miami Dolphins on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Flowers was brought in this offseason to boost Miami's run blocking abilities. He still has a chance to be cleared for Week 1. The Dolphins open the 2020 season with a visit to the New England Patriots.

Category: Injury Updates

The Cardinals placed TE Maxx Williams on the active/NFI list. (Source: Howard Blazer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: OT Marcus Gilbert was placed on the list as well. The Cardinals don't possess a strong tight end unit so Williams could find his way onto the field if he can hold off Dan Arnold this summer.

Category: Injury Updates

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has tested positive for COVID-19. (Source: Jeff McLane on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pederson told reporters he’s asymptomatic and feels well, but he’ll have to quarantine away from the team nonetheless. In the meantime, RB coach Duce Staley will take over head coaching responsibilities. Pederson will continue to work with the team virtually and hopes to be back on the sidelines soon. He’s the second head coach to be known to have tested positive for coronavirus, with Sean Payton being the first known case back in March.

The Patriots have placed WR Mohamed Sanu on the PUP list. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sanu had offseason ankle surgery and was reportedly out of his boot in May, but he still finds himself on the PUP list to begin training camp. This isn’t a good sign for Sanu, but N’Keal Harry now has a golden opportunity to see a high volume of snaps as the clear-cut WR2 behind Julian Edelman. Also give Jakobi Meyers a look in deeper leagues.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

The Patriots placed RB Sony Michel (foot) on the active/PUP list Sunday. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Michel is recovering from offseason surgery on his foot and remained a question mark heading into camp. He was placed on the active/PUP list Sunday. There is no timetable for his return and fantasy owners should continue to monitor the situation. Look for RB Damien Harris to see more opportunities with the first-team offense. Michel logged 247 carries for 912 yards and seven touchdowns across 16 games in 2019.

Category: Injury Updates

Jaguars RB Ryquell Armstead has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday. (Source: Jacksonville Jaguars on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Armstead necessarily didn’t test positive for Coronavirus, but has been with contact with someone who has. QB Gardener Minshew was also placed on the COVID-19 list as well. Fantasy owners should monitor the situation and check for updates as they come in. Armstead is expected to backup starting running back Leonard Fournette and is worth stashing in dynasty league formats.

Category: Injury Updates

Jaguars starting QB Gardner Minshew II has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. (Source: Jacksonville Jaguars on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: No word as to why Minshew is on the list, but he’s either tested positive or has been around someone who has. Hopefully he’s ok and can make it back onto the practice field soon. Joshua Dobbs is the likely backup to Minshew in Jacksonville and could be worth a pickup in 2QB leagues.

Category: Transactions

Lions WR Geronimo Allison has decided to opt out of the 2020 NFL season. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Allison was expected to compete for the WR4 job in Detroit. His absence will give a larger opportunity to rookie WR Quintez Cephus out of Wisconsin. Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones, and Danny Amendola will continue to fill the top-3 WR positions for Matthew Stafford’s Lions.

Category: Transactions

Steelers WR James Washington has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Washington either tested positive or has been around someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. He can come off the list whenever the team determines he’s clear of the virus and it’s effects. If Washington misses too much time, it’ll help Diontae Johnson see a larger volume of snaps. Chase Claypool could also see the field earlier than expected.

Category: Transactions