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Josh Jacobs could see more receiving work at the expense of Jalen Richard. (Source: Vic Tafur of the Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Expect Jalen Richard to lose a "good chunk" of his receiving work to rookie Josh Jacobs, Vic Tafur of the Athletic reports. Gruden has been talking up Jacobs as a three-down back and expects too see a heavy workload. With the recent rumors, Richard who led the team with 68 receptions last season, would see his fantasy value take a massive hit. Now that his contract is squared away, Josh Jacobs' ADP is expected to rise as we get closer into the preseason. This recent news only boosts his fantasy value for 2019.

Category: Rumors


Demarcus Robinson will be asked to replace Chris Conley in the Kansas City offense. (Source: Nate Taylor of the Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Conley didn't light the world on fire, but did play 77 percent of the snaps with a 32-334-5 receiving line. Robinson played 419 offensive snaps and went 22-288-4 on 33 targets last season. His superior per-snap and per-target efficiency makes him an intriguing option for the Chiefs. With Tyreke Hill avoiding suspension, Robinson will be the fourth receiving option for the Chiefs this season, and someone who should be closely monitored in this high-powered offense.

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Phillip Lindsay (wrist) is getting first team reps and practiced without limitations on the first day of Broncos camp. (Source: James Palmer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lindsay didn't receive a single handoff all offseason, so this is a good sign that he is fully healthy heading into training camp. It was previously reported that Lindsay would be eased into action as training camp proceeds, but barring a setback, he should be over last year's wrist injury. Lindsay remains on top of the depth chart and is an RB2 with upside.


Running back Darren Sproles has agreed to a on-year contract to return to the Philadelphia Eagles, the team announced on Twitter Friday. (Source: Philadelphia Eagles on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sproles had been pondering retirement after missing much of the last two seasons due to various injuries, namely a torn ACL that ended his 2017 season and a hamstring strain that delayed the start of his 2018 campaign by 11 weeks. The Eagles have maintained all along that they were interested in bring Sproles back, and he will join a crowded backfield in Philadelphia. The Eagles traded for running back Jordan Howard and drafted Miles Sanders this offseason, and they are returning Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood, Josh Adams, Donnel Pumphrey, and Boston Scott. The return of Sproles could affect some of the playing time and touches for Howard, Sanders, and Clement, and could mean that any or all of the other four could be on the outside looking in when the final roster is announced.


Per Ian Rapoport and James Palmer, the NFL does not plan to suspend Tyreek Hill for his alleged involvement in a child abuse incident. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The unexpected news wraps up what has been a months-long saga of accusations and conflicting information. Hill was never charged for involvement in his son’s broken arm, though disturbing audio of he and his fiancée discussing the child was released. Hill was involved in a domestic abuse incident in college with his then-pregnant girlfriend, and it is a bit surprising that Hill will not face a suspension, given his history and the aggravating circumstances. Hill has not been allowed to participate in any Chiefs’ team activities since he became involved in the child abuse investigation, and he has yet to be reinstated. If Hill does indeed skate on any disciplinary action from the NFL and remains with Kansas City, his presence on the field boosts the fantasy value of Patrick Mahomes, while limiting the upside of both Travis Kelce and Sammy Watkins.


Emmanuel Sanders will reportedly be “full go” at practice in the coming weeks. (Source: James Palmer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It’s welcome news for Broncos fans, as it indicates Sanders is likely to be on the field for Week 1. His quick recovery from a torn Achilles will likely limit the upside of young wideouts Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton, though Sanders has some WR3 appeal if healthy.

Category: Injury Updates


Marquise Brown (foot) was placed on the non-football injury list. He is progressing well and should be back on the field in a few weeks. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brown missed the entire pre-draft process due to his recovery from January surgery to address a Lisfranc injury. It was reported previously that the Ravens would hope to have him by training camp. Brown's status for the preseason is up in the air until he's cleared to take the practice field. It's possible this issue could force him to miss the entire preseason, but he could be ready by Week 1.

Category: Injury Updates


Broncos starting linebacker Todd Davis was carted off the field after suffering an apparent leg injury on the team’s first day of training camp. (Source: James Palmer on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: NFL Media’s James Palmer reported that Davis injured his calf and will have an MRI. The initial feeling, though, is that the injury is not serious. Davis started all 16 games last season. He recorded 114 tackles, 0.5 sack, and one interception.

Category: Injury Updates


Rob Gronkowski chances of returning to play for the Patriots this season is 40 percent, according a "source close to Rob Gronkowski" (Source: Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk)

Fantasy Impact: Gronk is down 18 pounds this off-season and hasn't ruled out the possibility of returning at some point in the season. He is expected to at least sit out training camp and the preseason. If he does return, Gronkowski would need some time to get himself into football shape, and could make an impact mid-season. Gronk could miss playing enough to at least contemplate a comeback, but for now he is officially retired. Stay tuned.

Category: Rumors


Randy Gregory who was suspended in February for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, will apply for reinstatement this week. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gregory was suspended in February for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Despite the suspension, Dallas signed him to a one-year extension through 2020. This suggests they are optimistic Gregory will return at some point this season. As of now, he is suspended indefinitely. Gregory finished with 25 tackles, six sacks, and two forced fumbles in 14 games for the Cowboys last season.


Titans running back Derrick Henry, coming off of a season in which he rushed for 1,059 yards and 12 touchdowns on 215 carries, is being talked up by new offensive coordinator Arthur Smith. Smith said that the Titans plan to ride Henry. (Source: TitansOnline.com)

Fantasy Impact: Riding Henry can mean a number of things. From a business side, it can mean riding him into the ground because he is in the last year of his contract and they aren't concerned about his long-term health. Or, from a strictly strategic football perspective, it could mean that they are planning to run the offense through Henry. The good news for fantasy owners is that both of these essentially mean the same thing: more touches, yards, and opportunities for a starting running back in 2019.

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Bengals rookie running back Rodney Anderson is likely to begin the year on the PUP list, according to The Athletic's Paul Dehner on Twitter. Anderson is recovering from a torn ACL and broken leg suffered last September. (Source: Paul Dehner Jr. on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Bengals are likely to be cautious with Anderson after he suffered such a serious injury last year, so this news should not be surprising. For his part, Anderson said that he hopes to be ready for training camp. He is worth a late stash in rookie-only drafts but does not offer much value in redraft leagues unless he can prove that he is healthy enough to contribute throughout the summer.

Category: Injury Updates


Rookie quarterback Drew Lock has agreed to terms with the Denver Broncos on the day that the team reports to training camp, according to ProFootballTalk. (Source: ProFootballTalk.com)

Fantasy Impact: With the current structure set up for rookie contracts, lengthy holdouts are more of a rarity, so it was expected all along that the Broncos and Lock would agree to a deal sooner rather than later. As it turns out, they agreed to a deal on the day the team reports to camp. Lock is expected to be the backup to starter Joe Flacco in 2019, but he is a high draft pick that the team is surely hoping will take that job before too long.

Category: Transactions


Derrius Guice downplays injury

Mon, Jul 15th 10:27pm EDT
By Brad Camara

Derrius Guice who injured his hamstring while rehabbing, downplayed the injury and stated there's "no reason" for concern. (Source: Les Carpenter of the Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Guice reportedly was on track for the start of training camp before the injury news developed. Guice tweeted out Friday night, “I don’t listen to the noise, I know what’s going on with me." It is entirely possible that Guice could be back for training camp. Amid health concerns, Guice faces tough competition for playing time in a backfield that also has Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson. We will know more on Guice's availability as training camp draws closer.

Category: Injury Updates


Braxton Berrios who was stashed on injured reserve as a rookie, has looked good at spring practices in hopes to landing a roster spot as part of the Patriots receiving corps. (Source: Mike Reiss of ESPN.com)

Fantasy Impact: Berrios, a sixth round pick in 2018, is in good health after spending his entire rookie season on the injured reserve. He will need his strong May and June to carry over into training camp, if he hopes to land a roster spot with the team. His odds will largely remain on the health of Demaryius Thomas and the suspension status of Josh Gordon. According to Reiss, Berrios would be in a Danny Amendola-type role as a slot receiver while also working as a return specialist.


Ezekiel Elliott has reportedly told those close to him that he plans a holdout this NFL season if not given a new contract. (Source: Michael Florio on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The unexpected news comes from Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio. It’s unclear if Zeke’s desire to hold out stems from Melvin Gordon’s recent holdout announcement or the fact that the Cowboys have pushed his contract talks to the back burner while focusing on DeMarcus Lawrence, Dak Prescott, and Amari Cooper. The situation is one to monitor closely, but Elliott hasn’t made any public plans to sit out yet. He’s still worth a top-3 pick in all formats until further notice.

Category: Rumors


Ronald Jones has added 13 pounds of muscle this off-season. (Source: Pro Football Talk)

Fantasy Impact: Jones played at 208 pounds last year and is now up to 221 as training camp approaches. Typically running backs perform better when they lose weight over the off-season but Jones was so bad in his rookie season that it's good to see him committed to a workout program. He has a chance to lead the Bucs in rushing this year but remains a high-risk fantasy pick.


The 49ers and Robbie Gould have agreed to a two-year, $10.5 million contract. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gould and the Niners beat the deadline for players on the franchise tag to sign. The two-year deal is fully guaranteed and could wind up being four years if San Francisco picks up the option. He'll certainly be a worthwhile fantasy option once again this year.

Category: Transactions


Chris Herndon has been suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The suspension stems from a driving while intoxicated charge from June, 2018 which Herndon plead guilty to last January. The suspension for this type of incident is usually two games, but it can be up to four with the presence of aggravating circumstances. He had a promising rookie season, finishing with 502 yards and four TDs and was expected to take another step forward in his second year. The other TEs on the roster are Eric Tomlinson, Daniel Brown, and 2019 4th-Round rookie Trevon Wesco. It’s unclear who will handle the majority of tight end work in Herndon’s absence, but none of the three figure to be fantasy relevant.

Category: Transactions


Duke Johnson signed Thursday with agent Drew Rosenhaus, hoping his new representative can facilitate a trade. The Buccaneers are rumored to be a possible destination. (Source: Pro Football Talk on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Johnson switched agents in hoping to get a deal done quicker, as he clearly wants out of Cleveland. He previously stated his desire to play elsewhere is motivated by the fact the Browns tried to originally deal him back in February. He’s entering the first of his three-year, $15.6 million dollar contract, including a $5 million dollars in bonuses the Browns have already paid for. The Buccaneers are rumored to be a top suitor, as they are one of the few teams who are in need of a pass catching specialist. This would be an ideal situation and certainly boost his fantasy value for 2019. Look for Johnson to be involved in many trade rumors in the upcoming weeks leading into the preseason.

Category: Rumors