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Ja’Lynn Polk has a chance to be the Patriots No.1 wideout in 2024, according to an article by The Athletic. (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: The article did clarify his status as the No.1 target for the Patriots could depend on the health of Kendrick Bourne, who seems to be the favorite for the lead role at the time of writing. However, Bourne hasn’t done much since flashing during his first year in New England and a couple of good games last year before suffering an ACL tear. Polk was also drafted early in the second round by the new coaching staff, so it’s clear they have plans for him. It may take time but Polk will likely supplant Bourne in the future.

Category: Rumors

Dak Prescott is no longer in a walking boot and said his ankle is fine. (Source: Jon Machota on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Prescott was spotted in a walking boot last week. It was expected to be a precaution and it appears it was. He should be relatively healthy entering training camp.

Category: Injury Updates

Leonard Fournette reportedly intends to sign with new team soon. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fournette hired his former agent Ari Nissim and Pat Capra to help in his pursuit. He signed with the Bills in the middle of last season, but only saw 12 carries before he was released.

Kadarius Toney reportedly could be on trade block in Kansas City. (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Toney had some troubles last season with the Chiefs that led to him being a healthy scratch in the Super Bowl. It is unclear what other teams might have interest in him, but Toney could use a fresh start with another team.

Category: Rumors

Aidan O’Connell and Gardner Minshew are expected to split starter snaps in training camp. (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: It was reported that O'Connell and Minshew both struggled early in OTAs. The Raiders signed Minshew this offseason, while O'Connell returns after seeing some reps last season under center. This will remain a training camp battle to monitor over the next month and a half.

Cordarrelle Patterson is reportedly likely to have "bigger role than being a specialist." (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Patterson is expected to have a big special teams role with the new return rules. He rushed for 695 yards and eight touchdowns under Arthur Smith last season in Atlanta as well. It is possible he could make the Steelers backfield more messy with Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren also having their roles.

The Titans signed Jamal Adams. (Source: Turron Davenport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Adams is reunited with Dennard Wilson who was his DB coach during his Pro Bowl seasons in 2018 and 2019. After dealing with some injury-riddled seasons in Seattle, Adams was released and now gets a fresh start with the Titans.

Category: Transactions

Gus Edwards has been labeled the “clear lead back” by a Chargers beat reporter. Edwards has been dealing with an injury but the expectation is he will be healthy for training camp. (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: The former Raven has been seen as the favorite for the starting job since joining the team in free agency. Edwards is more an early down bruiser and goalline back and should lead the team in overall touches. However, he doesn’t profile as a third-down option. J.K. Dobbins or rookie Kimani Vidal may see more work in that role over him.

Category: Rumors

Javonte Williams will need to earn the starting role for the Broncos over 2024 fifth-round pick Audric Estime. (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Williams struggled in 2023 coming off of an ACL injury. He simply wasn’t the dynamic back we’ve seen over his first two years in the league. With the new coaching staff in town having drafted a running back of their own, his chances of seeing a workhorse role have lessened. Williams has the talent, but his physical capability to retain the starting role is very much in question. It’s a good but low time for fantasy managers, but it does come with some risk.

Category: Rumors

Las Vegas Raiders TE Brock Bowers, the team's 2024 first-round pick and incoming rookie, will have to "earn" his opportunities in the passing game "by blocking in the run game," according to Raiders tight ends coach Luke Steckel. (Source: Tashan Reed, The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Despite his draft status as the No. 13 pick, Bowers will still need to earn his role in the passing game, says his position coach, who admits it is an "old-school mentality." Second-year TE Michael Mayer (6'4" and 265 pounds) had a 27-304-2 stat line as a rookie under. Steckel is a part of the new Raiders staff in 2024 after spending 2023 as an OL assistant with the Chicago Bears. Bowers (6'3" and 243 pounds) may have to earn his role as a blocker to see a large snap share as a rookie, though he never had a season with a sub-67.0 PFF run-blocking grade at Georgia.

Category: Rumors

The NFL has suspended Cameron Sutton without pay for the first eight games of the season due to a violation of the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The suspension comes from a March incident and the NFL has determined that he violated the Personal Conduct Policy. He will be eligible to return from his suspension in Week 8 against the Giants.

Category: Transactions

The Los Angeles Rams re-signed S John Johnson III. (Source: Los Angeles Rams on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Johnson signed a one-year deal with the Rams last offseason and returns once again. He'll remain in a similar role after starting eight of the 17 games he played in last year.

Category: Transactions

Tyler Higbee is reportedly a candidate to begin the season on the PUP list. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Higbee remains without a clear timetable to return to the field as he continues to recover from a torn ACL. Colby Parkinson signed a three-year deal with the Rams this offseason and could open the season in a starting role.

Category: Injury Updates

The San Francisco 49ers and WR Brandon Aiyuk are reportedly not closer to an agreement on a deal. (Source: NBC Sports Bay Area)

Fantasy Impact: The two sides were not able to make progress after meeting last week. This will remain a situation to monitor with training camp around the corner.

Category: Transactions

Free agent safety Tashaun Gipson Sr. will face a six-game suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing substances policy. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gipson spent 2023 with the San Francisco 49ers, starting 19 games between the regular season and the postseason (including the Super Bowl). The veteran safety will turn 34 in August and has played 12 seasons in the NFL, seeing somewhat of a career resurgence in S.F. (career third-best PFF defensive grade in 2023 — 73.6). If he does sign with a team, he will be forced to miss some time, assuming his team does not win a potential appeal.

Category: Transactions

Aaron Rodgers missed the team's mandatory minicamp because of a pre-planned trip to Egypt. (Source: Connor Hughes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rodgers attended every day of Phase 1, missed just one week of Phase 2, and attended every OTA practice. The Jets were reportedly made aware of the trip.

The Patriots and LB Jahlani Tavai are in agreement on a three-year extension. (Source: Mike Reiss on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The deal includes a maximum value of $21 million with base value of $15 million. Tavai recorded a career-high 110 tackles with two interceptions last season with the Patriots.

Category: Transactions

Tre Tucker is expected to start for the Raiders in the slot in three-wide receiver sets. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Tucker was primarily a deep threat with the Raiders last season. He could earn some more playing time this season, but he'll likely remain off the fantasy radar.

The Baltimore Ravens signed WR Keith Kirkwood. (Source: Jeff Zrebiec on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kirkwood joined the Saints in 2018 as an UDFA. He earned a spot on the Ravens roster entering training camp after trying out for them in minicamp. He'll look to earn a spot on the Week 1 roster out of training camp.

Category: Transactions

Jacoby Brissett reportedly “is the starter" for the Patriots entering training camp. (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: It makes sense as of now that the veteran could start for New England in Week 1. Drake Maye could still work his way into the immediate starting role with a strong training camp. This will be a camp battle to monitor.