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Marquez Valdes-Scantling is likely to start opposite Davante Adams, according to a report from ESPN’s Rob Demovsky. (Source: Rob Demovsky on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: According to the report, Valdes-Scantling has impressed in training camp and looks poised to be the Packers’ No. 2, opposite Davante Adams. The former has received praise from Adams, who said, “I think this offense is really catered for a guy like him.” Valdes-Scantling was impressive in limited action last season as a rookie, catching 38 balls for 581 yards and two scores, and notching a pair of 100-yard games. His role as the No. 2 comes at the expense of Geronimo Allison (who is likely to play primarily in the slot) and Jake Kumerow. With a healthy Aaron Rodgers and the support of coaches and teammates, Valdes-Scantling could be in for a big leap in production in his second year, making him a value pick at his current ADP of WR57.

Carlos Hyde is listed behind start Damien Williams at running back, but he's been sharing the backfield with Williams at minicamp and has seen extensive work as a receiver. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Hyde is excited about the role, and fantasy owners should also be happy to get their hands on a potential starter in the later rounds. While Williams has been named the starter, he hasn't proven able to handle a full workload over the course of the season like Hyde has. Should Hyde get a shot at being the team's starting RB, he would carry RB1 upside in this Andy Reid offense. Given that upside, Hyde is someone to strongly consider at his current consensus ADP of 117 overall and RB45.

Marquise Brown won't fully participate in Ravens' workouts until training camp as he continues to recover from his foot injury. (Source: Jamison Hensley on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Specifically, Brown is recovering from Lisfranc surgery. As we've seen with several other receivers, it's difficult to return and produce in your first year back. That will be especially true for the rookie wide out on a run-first offense. While Brown could provide plenty of boom if he's healthy, and should have a solid career, he's currently off many draft boards as the WR75 in our latest consensus rankings.

Category: Injury Updates

LeSean McCoy told reporters that he expected to play the same role that he did in 2018. McCoy said, "I mean, I'm a dominant player. I think that speaks for itself. But I'll be in the same role as last year. And I look forward to putting some numbers up and bouncing back from that last season." (Source: Buffalo News)

Fantasy Impact: By this, McCoy is insinuating that he'll be the leader of the Bills' backfield. While he could enter the season as the team's starter on the depth chart, he should face competition for carries from a number of sources, including veterans Frank Gore and T.J. Yeldon as well as rookie third-round pick Devin Singletary. While McCoy was considered a solid RB2 by many entering 2018 drafts, he's now a fringe RB3 as the RB34 in our latest consensus rankings.

Nelson Agholor is sidelined at minicamp due to a "lower body injury". (Source: Zach Berman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Agholor is expected to be fine for training camp. The 26-year-old hauled in 64 catches last year for 736 yards and four touchdowns.

Category: Injury Updates

Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports Sony Michel missed the final portion of the Patriots' off-season program due to a knee scope. (Source: Jeff Howe on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Michel has had a history of knee issue but this should be considered good news since it's a minor cleanup procedure that explains his absences lately. Damien Harris has reportedly had a strong spring and is expected to challenge Michel for touches in training camp.

Category: Injury Updates

Jeff Howe of The Athletic believes rookie running back Damien Harris has a chance to earn a "prominent role" with the Patriots this season. (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Harris' off-season hype continues to grow as Sony Michel has not been on the practice field much this spring. Howe writes that Harris has had a "strong spring", so he's worth taking a flier on in best-ball drafts right now. The New England backfield will once again be a situation to monitor throughout training camp.

Eric Ebron (groin) has been running routes at "full speed" during minicamp. (Source: Zak Keefer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ebron underwent off-season groin surgery but it doesn't appear like it'll be an issue entering training camp. The former first-round pick totaled 14 touchdowns in last year's breakout campaign.

Category: Injury Updates writes that J.J. Arcega-Whiteside continues to impress in red zone situations this off-season. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: The second-round rookie was known for this in college and it appears to be carrying over to the pros, at least so far. Arcega-Whiteside faces some tough competition for playing time this year, but his dynasty value remains sky high.

Jimmy Garaoppolo (knee) is still on track to return for the start of training camp. (Source: Nick Wagoner on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: "Jimmy G" continues to participate in individual drills in minicamp, and he should be able to get some reps at quarterback in preseason games.

Category: Injury Updates

Delanie Walker (ankle) is not participating in Titans minicamp. (Source: Erik Bacharach on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Walker suffered a devastating ankle injury last season but looks like he'll be ready to go for Week 1 of 2019. He participated in 7-on-7 drills during OTAs and recently estimated that he was at 85% health. Jonnu Smith (MCL) is also sitting out minicamp.

Category: Injury Updates

Cameron Jordan and the Saints have agreed to a three-year extension. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The deal is reportedly worth $52.5M with incentives that could bring the deal up to $55.5M max and over $42M in guaranteed money. Jordan has played all nine seasons of his NFL career with the Saints, racking up 71.5 sacks, 10 forced fumbles, and 143 QB hits. He’s earned four Pro Bowl selections and one All-Pro selection, and what’s most impressive is that he has never missed a game. The deal will keep the veteran team leader under contract through 2023.

Miles Sanders (hamstring) will sit out the Eagles' minicamp. (Source: Zach Berman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sanders didn't practice in OTAs either due to this hamstring issue. It doesn't sound overly serious, however, and Sanders should be a full-go for training camp. He'll do battle with Jordan Howard for touches in Philly's backfield.

Category: Injury Updates

Colts coach Frank Reich says Andrew Luck (calf) will sit out Indy's minicamp. (Source: Mike Chappell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Colts are wisely being cautious with their franchise quarterback. There's been no indication that this is a serious issue and Reich expects Luck to be a full-go for the start of training camp.

Category: Injury Updates

According to head coach Pat Shurmur, Daniel Jones has a real shot to be the Giants starting QB to open the season. (Source: Matt Lombardo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This comes as a surprise, even after Jones was selected with the No. 6 overall pick in this year’s draft, and Eli Manning’s hold on the starting job suddenly does not seem concrete. It looks like the Giants will give Jones a real shot to earn the job in training camp. When asked about evaluating the QB talent on the roster, head coach Pat Shurmur said, “We’re going to play the very best player. We’ll see how that goes.” He also praised Jones’ offseason, noting, “He’s on track of the goal, which is to play day one.” This unexpected position battle leaves the door open for the G-Men to move on from the Eli Manning era, and it’s a storyline fantasy owners should be keenly monitoring.

Austin Hooper is reportedly dealing with an ankle injury. (Source: Jason Butt on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hooper will miss Falcons minicamp as a result of the injury, but he’s fully expected back for training camp. Currently ranked TE14 in our Expert Consensus Rankings, Hooper totaled 71 receptions for 660 yards and four TDs in 2018 - all career highs.

Category: Injury Updates

DeSean Jackson is likely to return punts for the Eagles this season. (Source: Zach Berman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jackson is reportedly the “top candidate” to be the Eagles’ punt returner in 2019. This isn’t new territory for the receiver, who returned 99 punts for four TDs in his first three years with the Eagles from 2008-2010. His top-end speed and electric playmaking abilities will serve him well on special teams and add an extra wrinkle to his fantasy value.

Category: Rumors

Robbie Gould, the 49ers' franchise player, will remain away from the team through the start of minicamp. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is playing out on a few different teams around the league, and despite being a kicker, Gould is no different. He wants a long-term deal and the 49ers are only willing to stick with the one-year commitment.

Jadeveon Clowney is not expected to attend mandatory minicamp as he continues to be the Texans' unsigned franchise player. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This will become more of a story if Clowney remains unsigned approaching the start of the season. This happens every year with players, and Clowney appears ready to sit out through minicamps at least. His talent earned him the franchise tag, but his injury history has the Texans hesitant to give him a lot of guaranteed money over several years. It will be interesting to see how this plays out as the regular season approaches.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports Kyle Rudolph and the Vikings have come to terms on a four-year, $36 million contract extension. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rudolph has been looking for a resolution to his contract situation this off-season and he wound up getting his wish. The 29-year-old played in all 16 games last year, totaling 64 receptions for 634 yards and four touchdowns. He'll remain a useable option in fantasy this upcoming season.