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Demaryius Thomas was placed on the PUP list ahead of Patriots training camp. (Source: Mike Reiss on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Thomas lands on the PUP list due to a torn Achilles suffered last season. The four-time Pro Bowler has registered 9,330 yards and 62 TDs in his 10 year career, and New England signed him to a one-year, incentive-laden deal in the offseason. He's not a lock to make the final 53-man roster, even with a lack of depth at the WR position.

Category: Injury Updates

Free agent wideout Justin Hunter will work out with the Patriots. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: New England will bring in Hunter for a workout with Julian Edelman dealing with a thumb issue of unknown severity. Hunter has played six NFL season with four different teams. He most recently appeared for the Steelers where he caught seven passes for 44 yards and a score in 12 games over the past two years.

Category: Rumors

Roc Thomas waived by Vikings

Mon, Jul 22nd 10:16pm EDT
By Zachary Hanshew

The Vikings have waived RB Roc Thomas. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Thomas was slapped with a three-game suspension last week for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Before his release, he was buried on the depth chart behind Dalvin Cook, Alexander Mattison, and Ameer Abdullah.

Category: Transactions

Seahawks defensive tackle Jarran Reed has been suspended for the first six games of the NFL season for violating the league's personal conduct policy. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The suspension stems from a 2017 incident in which Reed was neither arrested nor charged. His absence will be a big blow to Seattle's defense after a monster 2018 season in which he recorded career highs in sacks (10.5), combined tackles (50), solo tackles (37), tackles for loss (12), and fumble recoveries (2). Reed finished second on the team in sacks behind only Frank Clark. Seattle faces, among others, the Rams, Steelers, Saints and Browns in the first six weeks of 2019.

Category: Transactions

Patriots RB Sony Michel has landed on the PUP list ahead of training camp. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Michel won't be ready to go for training camp, but by all accounts, his knee scope and subsequent recovery have been coming along very well. This is likely a precautionary move for New England to protect their second-year back who ran for a rookie record six rushing TDs in last year's playoffs. Michel's health should continue to be monitored by fantasy owners who are thinking of drafting him this season.

Category: Injury Updates

Redskins left tackle Trent Williams is unlikely to report to training camp and may hold out, per reports. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's not entirely clear what the prime motivator is here, but there are two possibilities. Williams is reportedly unhappy with the team medical staff's handling off an offseason scalp surgery to remove a growth. Other players in the locker room are reportedly unhappy with the medical staff as well, and Williams could be taking a stand for his teammates. He could also be in search of a new contract, despite having two years left on a five-year deal inked in 2015. Without a strong left tackle, the fantasy value of whoever is under center in Washington will take a hit this season.

Category: Rumors

Lions defensive lineman Damon Harrison plans to report to Lions training camp. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The former Jets and Giants interior lineman landed with Detroit last season, where he racked up 50 tackles (37 solo), 3.5 sacks, and a forced fumbled in 10 games. "Snacks" has already proven to be a leader on the field and in the locker room, and his presence at training camp will be welcome sight after he sat out minicamp due to contract reasons. He hasn't received a new deal with the Lions yet.

Category: Rumors

The New York Giants and QB Daniel Jones have agreed in principle to a rookie contract. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The No. 6 overall pick in this year's draft has come to terms with the Giants just in time for training camp. He has a realistic shot at wrangling the starting job away from stalwart Eli Manning, but at this point he's only worth a late-round flyer in deep leagues or superflex formats.

Category: Transactions

Julio Jones reported to Falcons training camp today without a new contract. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jones has been asking for a new contract for months, despite having two years left on his deal. He had alluded to missing training camp unless a deal was done, but according to Jones, Falcons owner Arthur Blank has promised to take care of the star wideout. What that means is yet unknown, but it would be shocking if Jones wasn't offered a new deal in the coming weeks.

Category: Rumors

The New York Giants are visiting with former Jaguars and Titans safety Johnathan Cyprien per Adam Schefter. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: One of the league's premier tacklers from 2013-2016, Cyrpien racked up 449 tackles (339 solo) in four years with Jacksonville before spending a forgettable 10 games with the Titans in 2017. Although he hasn't played football in over a year, Cyrpien could provide a strong veteran presence at safety for the Giants.

Category: Rumors

Jonnu Smith (knee) has been placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list, Paul Kuharsky of 104.5 The Zone Nashville reports. (Source: Paul Kuharsky on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith continues to deal with knee issues that occurred at the end of last season. Once Smith gets off the list he will be in a battle with Delanie Walker for the starting tight end job. If Smith can't get on the field then Walker should have no problem winning it.

Category: Injury Updates

Andrew Luck (calf) is healthy for the start of training camp, Tom Pelissero of reports. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Luck has been dealing with a calf strain that caused him to miss OTAs and June minicamp. But this is good news for Luck and the Colts and the veteran QB should be one of the top players this season at his position.

Category: Injury Updates

Former Texans tight end Ryan Griffin will sign with the New York Jets. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The move makes sense, considering starting tight end Chris Herndon is suspended for the first four games of the season. With a dearth of talent and experience on the roster behind Herndon, Griffin has a shot to step into a starting role Week 1 and is worth a late-round flyer in redraft formats for those wishing to stream tight ends.

Category: Transactions

Charles Robinson reports that the Chargers are ‘dug in’ on Melvin Gordon’s extension and are unlikely to get a deal done soon. (Source: Charles Robinson on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Gordon has promised a holdout if he doesn’t receive an extension, and it looks like he’ll have to put his money where his mouth is. Until this situation is resolved, Gordon is a risky fantasy investment.

Category: Rumors

Kahale Warring (undisclosed) was placed on Houston's Non-Football Injury list Sunday, Sarah Barshop of reports. (Source: Sarah Barshop on Twiter)

Fantasy Impact: Warring was a third round pick for the Texans and has an opportunity to win the tight end job in training camp. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates as the rookie could be a good pickup in deeper leagues.

Category: Injury Updates

Texans RBs coach Danny Barrett said D'Onta Foreman is "light-years ahead of where he was last year." (Source: Houston Chronicle)

Fantasy Impact: Foreman was out most of last season with an Achilles injury and never could get on the field and make an impact. If he can come back healthy in training camp he could end up seeing lots of work in the offense and could be a sleeper pick in fantasy drafts.

Category: Injury Updates

Jordan Thomas is at the top of the depth chart as the Texans prepare to kick off training camp next week, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. (Source: Houston Chronicle)

Fantasy Impact: Thomas did not have the breakout many expected his rookie year. The tight end ended up catching 20 passes for 215 yards and four touchdowns on 27 targets. If Thomas can improve on last season and win the job he is worth owning in deeper fantasy leagues.

DeAndre Carter lands on PUP list

Mon, Jul 22nd 11:45am EDT
By John Aubin

DeAndre Carter (undisclosed) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Saturday according to the Houston Texans. (Source: Texans on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There has been no reports of an injury with Carter and he did re-sign with the team for one year. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates to see when the veteran wide receiver will get back on the field.

Category: Injury Updates

Jadeveon Clowney didn't sign an extension before Monday's deadline and isn't expected to report to training camp, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Fantasy Impact: It looks like Clowney will miss training camp but will play in Week 1 for the Texans. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates to see what happens between the pass rusher and the team.

Will Fuller (knee) is expected to be healthy for the start of the regular season, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. (Source: Houston Chronicle )

Fantasy Impact: Fuller is coming off a torn ACL from last season and looks to be on target for a Week 1 return. Fantasy owners should be targeting Fuller in the later rounds of draft for his speed as he averaged 14.8 yards per catch over the past three seasons

Category: Injury Updates