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Eagles wide receiver Travis Fulgham is expected to be featured in the team's three-receiver sets once training camp commences. He will line up in the X or Z spot with Reagor in the slot and Smith outside. (Source: NJ.com)

Fantasy Impact: The Eagles used Ward in three-receiver sets during their offseason program, but Fulgham is expected to replace him during training camp. The wideout caught 29 passes for 435 yards and four touchdowns from Week 4 to 8 last season but then 9/104/0 over the final eight weeks. He's listed as the WR100 in the latest expert consensus draft rankings.

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Vikings tight end Tyler Conklin has improved on the field this offseason. Now filling a TE2 role following Kyle Rudolph's departure, Conklin continues to "show the impact he can make" during minicamp. (Source: Vikings.com)

Fantasy Impact: Conklin's emergence as an above-average TE2 could pay dividends for an electric offense that often features two-tight end sets. This is a system with a lot of mouths to feed, but Conklin, alongside Irv Smith Jr., has shown what he brings to the table. "It's a bigger role for Tyler Conklin," detailed head coach Mike Zimmer. "He has kind of emerged as a guy that's moving upward, and with those two guys, we have a lot of weapons there. ... We're excited about these two young tight ends that we have." Conklin ranks 51st among tight ends in the latest expert consensus draft rankings, though that could change as the offseason progresses.

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Nick Chubb said he wants to stay in Cleveland following the conclusion of his rookie deal. (Source: ESPN )

Fantasy Impact: "It would mean a lot," Chubb said. He mentioned Kevin Stefanski and the Browns offensive line as the primary reasons why he wants to stay with the team. Cleveland extended Kareem Hunt last September. The Browns may look to lock up Chubb relatively soon.


Lions have signed Amon-Ra St. Brown to his rookie deal. (Source: Pro Football Talk on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: St. Brown lands in a very good position to make an instant impact in 2021. The main competition for targets in the WR room are Tyrell Williams and Breshad Perriman. None of them are anything to write home again, so he has ample opportunity to run a lot of routes and produce. Although, Hockenson and Swift will be the main targets, St. Brown can establish himself as the WR1 for the Lions by the time the season rolls around.

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Adam Schefter of NFL Network reports that the Jaguars have signed WR Laquon Treadwell. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Treadwell gets another shot with a new team. This time, he gets Trevor Lawrence throwing him the ball. Treadwell didn't do much this past season in Atlanta catching six passes for 49 yards and two touchdowns. The Jaguars have a loaded WR room, so he will have to fight for playing time.

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With Tyler Higbee not practicing, rookie tight end Jacob Harris has seen first-team reps during OTAs. The Rams' coaching staff has been impressed by the fifth-round pick, who has proven he can move around the field and serve as a true mismatch headache for other teams. In addition to being a tall and agile pass-catcher, Harris is expected to have a major role on special teams. When commenting on the rookie, head coach Sean McVay said, "I think he’s a guy that has a tremendous amount of upside. Wes Phillips has done a really nice job of getting him up to speed. His natural range, catch radius, body control for a player of his size is pretty rare. I think you guys can see — for NFL guys to stand out the way that he has done, in some of these limited settings, in shorts and in helmets, he’s definitely made a positive impression." (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: McVay isn't the only Rams coach excited about Harris. Rams scout Michael Pierce, who first tipped the team on potentially drafting Harris, said, "If you think that he can be a tight end—which, I think he can be a tight end—then you say, ‘Let him develop, and he’ll win a spot at tight end because he’s so athletic, so fast, he can jump so high and he has that determination that you want out of the position. But then you think, ‘OK, he can be a receiver,’ because he’s got that top-shelf speed, he can really get to the top of coverage, he can jump and attack the ball." There is also a data side to the hype surrounding Harris. “I have done some studies over the past few years, looking at positions where, in those later rounds, what is going to give you the most success?” explained Sarah Bailey, a football analytics manager. “Tight end is one of those positions where the athlete has more probability of actually making it. I look at probability of playing, and when he switched his position from wideout to tight end, he actually increased his probability of playing by almost 20 percent." Ultimately, the stars are all aligning for Harris. Offseason coachspeak should be taken cautiously and Harris may not be an immediate breakout candidate, but he's still an intriguing stash regardless.

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Per ProFootballTalk, WR Terrace Marshall Jr. has signed his four-year rookie deal with the Carolina Panthers. (Source: ProFootballTalk on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Marshall was selected 59th overall by the Panthers in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft. The former LSU Tiger was reunited with offensive coordinator Joe Brady who also previously spent time at LSU. The details of the contract are still unknown, but Marshall figures to have a big role in this Carolina offense providing another big, physical WR for QB Sam Darnold. While Marshall might struggle a bit to fully breakout in 2021, as he will have to compete with D.J. Moore and Robby Anderson, his long term upside is substantial especially with Anderson's deal being up after this year and Moore not having a long term contract yet. Marshall had 106 catches for 1,594 yards and 16 TD's in his three seasons at LSU. Fantasy wise the ceiling for Marshall is a WR 2 finish in 2021, with great value in dynasty.

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It looks like the Chiefs may have found a steal in tight end Noah Gray, whom they selected in the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft after trading up with the Jets. Gray recorded "another strong practice Tuesday, catching multiple passes in the middle of the field from Patrick Mahomes," according to Nate Taylor of The Athletic. All signs point to him having a legitimate shot at the No. 2 tight end role out of camp.

Fantasy Impact: Gray has even drawn praise from Travis Kelce, whom many see as the best tight end in all of football. “It’s been a lot of fun so far, and [Gray] has got a very unique way of understanding football,” explained Kelce. “He’s years ahead of being a rookie, which is awesome. You can kind of give him pointers and he’s running with everything. He’s absorbing all the information that the coaches are giving him. He’s having a lot of success. He’s going to definitely help us this year.”

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As ESPN's Mike Triplett writers, Saints speedy wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith understands and recognizes that 2021 hold a great opportunity for him to break out and emerge as a top piece in the New Orleans offense. "I definitely feel like it’s a big opportunity for me, knowing that they didn’t [sign] any veterans and didn’t draft a high receiver,” Smith said. “I feel like they expect me to show up this year. And that’s just what I’m gonna do, and I appreciate that.” (Source: ESPN.com)

Fantasy Impact: Smith rotated throughout roles in the Saints' offense, spending time as the team's WR1, WR2, and WR3 depending on the injury statuses of Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. Smith dealt with the injury bug, too, missing two games. He also exited midgame sometimes and ultimately finished the year on injured reserve with an ankle ailment. When healthy, Smith caught 34 passes for 448 yards and two touchdowns. He also has a close rapport with Jameis Winston, as the two connected for a huge playoff touchdown last year and also spent time training together in California this offseason. Smith currently ranks as the WR73 in the latest expert consensus draft rankings.

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Raiders HC Jon Gruden says WR Henry Ruggs looks much better than last season and wants to get him more involved. (Source: Vic Tafur on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ruggs was the first WR taken in the 2020 draft over CeeDee Lamb, Jerry Jeudy, and Justin Jefferson. This was a very questionable move looking back at this pick. Ruggs only caught 26 passes for 452 yards and two touchdowns on the season. This is a positive report though, and hopefully he can be used more in the slot, where he excels. He could be a nice sleeper this season if they plan on getting him the ball more.

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Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones is expected to move around and play some defensive end this season. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: "He is an imposing player inside," defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo said. "We all know that." Jones could potentially see a higher sack rate as he sees more snaps on the outside each week.


It is uncertain if Ronnie Stanley will be ready for training camp. (Source: Jamison Hensley on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: After undergoing a second surgery back in March, Stanley has since been cleared to resume running. He is still on track to be ready for the start of the season, but might not be participating early in training camp.

Category: Injury Updates


Bud Dupree is reportedly on track in his expected recovery schedule from ACL surgery he underwent. (Source: TitansInsider )

Fantasy Impact: Dupree is expected to avoid the PUP list and should be ready for training camp barring any setbacks. He might be limited early on, but any reps will be good. Tennessee gave him a five-year, $83 million contract back in March.

Category: Injury Updates


Bradley Chubb is expected to be ready for training camp. (Source: Mike Klis on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Chubb underwent surgery back in May to remove bone spurs from his ankle. It isn't expected to have a significant impact on his involvement leading into training camp, though his conditioning will be monitored early on.

Category: Injury Updates


Per Seahawks beat writer Gregg Bell, rookie WR D'Wayne Eskridge is continuing to miss practice while dealing with a toe injury. (Source: Gregg Bell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After being selected 56th overall in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft, there was a lot of buzz surrounding Eskridge and the type of impact he could have on the Seattle offense. However, it looks like we will have to wait a little bit longer to see Eskridge at 100% as he is currently dealing with a toe issue that is causing him to miss practice time. Eskridge still has more than a month until the start of training camp, but depending on the severity of the injury Eskridge might have a slower start than anticipated. Getting healthy and separating himself from the competition is the most important thing for Eskridge currently as he already has Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf ahead of him on the depth chart.

Category: Injury Updates


Joe Fann of NBC Sports Northwest is reporting that Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny underwent minor knee surgery this offseason. (Source: Joe Fann on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Penny “had a little work” on his knee this offseason, per Fann. He won't participate in mandatory minicamp after undergoing a cleanup procedure on his knee. Seahawks HC Pete Carroll expects Penny to be back by training camp. The 25-year-old RB has struggled to stay healthy throughout his career and has been limited to 13 games the past two seasons due to knee injuries. He rushed for 34 yards on 11 attempts across three games in 2020. If healthy, Penny will compete with Travis Homer and DeeJay Dallas for the Seahawks No.2 running back spot behind Chris Carson.

Category: Injury Updates


New York Jets wide receiver Denzel Mims was seen working with the second team on day one of Jets minicamp. (Source: Ralph Vacchiano on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Corey Davis and rookie Elijah Moore, along with Jamison Crowder are the other top wide receivers on the Jets depth chart. This is noteworthy as if Mims isn't getting to work with Zach Wilson in minicamp, he may need to work his way up once OTA's and training camp come around.


Nate Ulrich of the Beacon Journal reports that Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. is at Browns minicamp and going through individual drills. (Source: Nate Ulrich on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is fantastic news for Browns fans. Odell was doing individual drills with no brace, wrap or sleeve on his knee. Since coming to Cleveland, Odell has failed to live up to his play from his time on the Giants. Most of that has to do with injuries and poor QB play. While he is on a run-heavy team, he will be the first target for Baker Mayfield and could be a nice WR3 for fantasy teams come draft day.

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Broncos HC Vic Fangio says that Broncos WR Courtland Sutton won't begin training camp on the PUP list (Source: Zac Stevens on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is great news for Broncos fans. Sutton is a very talented WR who only appeared in one game during the 2020 season due to injury. He has rehabbed and looks to be near full health for training camp. Sutton has looked good when he's on the field and could be a nice draft day value at WR29 in half-PPR.

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Chicago Bears HC Matt Nagy told Cris Collinsworth that there is no possible scenario where Justin Fields is the starting quarterback in Week 1. Per Nagy, "Andy Dalton is our starter. Justin is our number 2 and we are going to stick with this plan. You just got to trust the plan." (Source: Daniel Greenberg on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This isn't the news that fantasy managers in redraft leagues were hoping to hear, as Fields has the potential to be a league-winner if he can live up to the potential that he showed at Ohio State. It seems counterproductive for a head coach to declare in June that his first-round quarterback has no shot at playing in Week 1, but the Bears are apparently committed to giving the rookie time to develop. It's unlikely that Andy Dalton holds onto the starting job in Chicago for the entire season, but this early declaration from Nagy makes this quarterback situation a difficult one to project in redraft leagues. Monitor this situation for updates throughout the Summer.

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