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Marqise Lee (knee) will start training camp on the Jaguars' preseason PUP list according to the team's website. (Source: Jaguars.com)

Fantasy Impact: Expected to be the team's No. 1 wideout last summer, Lee tore his ACL in August and missed the entire 2018 season. Lee should be ready for the start of the season and will have to work hard in camp to move up the depth chart again.

Category: Injury Updates


Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby (ACL) is expected to start training camp on PUP list, according to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport. Rapoport adds that Darby being active for Week 1 of the regular season is still a "legit possibility," however. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Darby tore his ACL last November but chose to re-sign with the Eagles on a one-year deal in free agency. Being ready for Week 1 was always the goal, and beginning training camp on the PUP list is not be surprising for a player just seven months removed from a major knee injury. Look for updates on his status in the coming weeks.

Category: Injury Updates


The Redskins have informed veteran linebacker Mason Foster that he is being released just one day before the team reports to training camp. (Source: Erin Hawksworth on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Foster started all 16 games in 2018, recording 131 tackles, one sack, two interceptions, and four passes defensed. He will now look to find a new home with a team in need of a veteran inside linebacker.

Category: Transactions


Carroll Phillips (groin) was removed from the physically unable to perform list, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports. (Source: Mike Chappell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Phillips was put on the list on Monday but only spent one day there and looks to be ready for training camp. Phillips went onto the IR in November of last season and will have his work cut out for him to be able to have a significant role with the team this year.

Category: Injury Updates


Ryan Succop has been placed on the PUP list, Paul Kuharsky of 104.5 The Zone Nashville reports. (Source: Paul Kuharsky on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Succop is dealing with what is currently an undisclosed injury and going on the list will prevent him from practicing. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates concerning the veteran kicker.

Category: Injury Updates


Delanie Walker (ankle) avoided the PUP list, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. (Source: Jim Wyatt on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is good news for fantasy owners as Walker will be ready to get on the field when camp starts. It looks like he will be ready for Week 1 but do not be surprised if the Titans play things cautiously with the 35-year-old in the preseason.

Category: Injury Updates


Daurice Fountain (undisclosed) was placed on the non-football injury list Monday, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports. (Source: Joel Erickson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fountain was a fifth round pick by the Colts last season but never made an impact as he appeared in just one game. He will need to get on the field soon if he wants to make the final roster.

Category: Injury Updates


Tyler Boyd and the Bengals have agreed to a four-year/$43M extension. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Boyd broke out in a big way last season, putting up 76 receptions for 1,028 yards and seven TDs - all career highs in his third year. Eight-year veteran and perennial Pro-Bowler A.J. Green is still a dominant receiver when on the field, but he’s missed 13 games over the last three seasons due to injury. Green will be a free agent next summer, and Cincinnati may choose to part ways with him if the injuries persist in 2019. Boyd was set to be a free agent next summer too, but it looks like the Bengals have prioritized locking him up over working out a new deal with Green.

Category: Transactions


Despite some implication from Giants coach Pat Shurmur earlier in the offseason that there could potentially be a competition for the starting quarterback job in New Jersey, Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network reports that, barring any kind of injury, Eli Manning is still the starter and Daniel Jones will begin the season on the bench. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is what most assumed despite Shurmur's earlier comments, though it would not be surprising to see Jones get his shot sooner rather than later if Manning and the Giants start slowly coming out of the gate. Manning is likely going to be one of the last quarterbacks off the board in most fantasy formats because of the uncertainty surrounding his role for the entire season. If he and the Giants are playing well, he will likely continue to start. But he could have a short leash at the first signs of trouble, making him a risky fantasy gamble.

Category: Rumors


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