• 49ers beat: McKinnon a boon for passing game
    Niners beat writer Matt Maiocco said RB Jerick McKinnon "gives the 49ers an element it has not enjoyed in recent years."

    Advice: Maioccoo reiterated that Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman would remain the team's top two running backs, but McKinnon -- who hasn't played since 2017 -- has shined as a pass catcher out of the backfield in Niners' training camp. Five 49ers running backs split 103 targets in 2019, with Coleman leading the group with 30 targets Rotoworld.com 56 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.70 (259th)
     
  • WR Laviska Shenault impressing at Jags camp
    Jaguars rookie WR Laviska Shenault has impressed coaches and teammates with his route running, toughness, and sure hands. 

    Advice: Shenault has so far stood out in 11-on-11 drills, according to Jaguars beat writer John Reid, showing he can "fight through press coverage and run precise routes." Gardner Minshew labeled Shenault a "freak." GM Dave Caldwell said if Shenault had turned pro after this 2018 sophomore season at Colorado, he "may have been, if not the top receiver then one of the top two receivers." He was drafted by Jacksonville in this year's draft with the No. 42 pick after struggling with various injuries during his final year at Colorado. Shenault, who could quickly become the No. 2 option behind DJ Chark in Jacksonville, is not being drafted in 12-team leagues.  Rotoworld.com Today, 11:00 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.64 (193rd)
     
  • CeeDee Lamb to play all three WR spots
    Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy said rookie WR CeeDee Lamb will line up on the outside as well as in the slot. 

    Advice: It's further confirmation that Lamb is locked in as a part of the team's three-wide sets, and that Amari Cooper could see more run from the slot. McCarthy said Lamb would get work as a punt returner, potentially adding to the rookie's appeal in fantasy leagues that count individual return yardage. Lamb, being drafted as the 40th wideout off the board, has upside to spare in Dallas' high-powered offense.  Rotoworld.com Today, 10:22 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.70 (106th)
     
  • J.K. Dobbins plans to push for starting role
    Ravens rookie J.K. Dobbins plans to push for a starting role.

    Advice: “I don’t know how patient I can be,” Dobbins said. “I’m trying to play. I feel like if I show the coaches I can play at this level I’m going to be on the field.” This isn’t a surprise coming from a workhorse like Dobbins, who started at three years at Ohio State. There’s no doubt Dobbins is at his best as a featured back, but it may take an injury or a breakout for him to pass Mark Ingram. Ingram’s contract sets up Dobbins to take over the backfield next offseason. The question is whether the Ravens let him run with it this year. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:34 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.04 (88th)
     
  • DaeSean Hamilton getting first-team reps
    Broncos WR DaeSean Hamilton has repped with the first-team offense at training camp.

    Advice: Hamilton and Tim Patrick are getting the first looks with Courtland Sutton in three-wide sets. That should change as Jerry Jeudy and second-rounder KJ Hamler get acclimated. Hamilton had a mini-breakout with Drew Lock, drawing 21 targets over the final three games. He may not end up higher than the No. 5 receiver, but a lack of a preseason helps Hamilton's roster chances. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:56 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.19 (338th)
     
  • Jordan Thomas has “looked good' at camp
    Texans coach Bill O'Brien said TE Jordan Thomas has “looked good” in training camp.

    Advice: “Came back in great shape. He's really lost a lot of weight, running good, catching the ball, blocking, so he's got to keep it going," O'Brien said. Thomas opened last year's training camp in a starting role but played behind Darren Fells and Jordan Akins when he returned from IR in November. The Texans also have 2019 third-rounder Kahale Warring on their roster, but Thomas shouldn't be in danger of getting cut. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:40 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.22 (374th)
     
  • Will Fuller reports to camp at 190-pounds
    Will Fuller plans to play this season at 190 pounds.

    Advice: It’s up from what Fuller was listed at last year (184).  Fuller added lower body strength — something that was needed coming off sports hernia surgery. The Texans plan to put Fuller on a “ramp-up program” to get him ready for the season. Playing in a walk year with DeAndre Hopkins out of the picture, Fuller could set career highs if he stays healthy. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:37 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.59 (146th)
     
  • Kenny Stills expected to rejoin Texans soon
    Texans coach Bill O'Brien said it shouldn't be "too much longer" before Kenny Stills is available to practice.

    Advice: Stills opened training camp on the NFI list, but it's not clear why he's sidelined. It's been a rough offseason for Stills, who was arrested during a protest in April and is entering a contract year. Stills isn't a roster lock behind Will Fuller, Brandin Cooks, Randall Cobb, and fifth-rounder Isaiah Coulter. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.47 (234th)
     
  • Broncos TE Austin Fort has knee surgery
    Broncos TE Austin Fort had arthroscopic knee surgery.

    Advice: Fort missed his rookie season to a torn ACL in training camp. His latest knee setback will likely sideline him into the season. Fort made waves as a 2019 UDFA but was a roster longshot. It's possible he'll be stashed on IR. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:56 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (963rd)
     
  • Bills OC Brian Daboll 'impressed' with Dawson Knox
    Bills OC Brian Daboll has been "impressed" with second-year TE Dawson Knox at training camp.

    Advice: "Dawson has done a really good job," Daboll said. “He's a young player still. Hopefully we get more out of him this year." Knox flashed in 11 starts as a rookie, going over 50 yards and a touchdown in two of the first four games before fading in the second half. He played over 60 percent of snaps. Knox had the highest drop percentage (24.3%) among tight ends, but the Bills like his big play upside. He’ll be asked to do less blocking this year with the return of Tyler Kroft. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:36 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.10 (216th)
     
  • Chester Rogers top candidate for slot role
    The Miami Herald considers Chester Rogers the leading candidate for the slot receiver job.

    Advice: With Albert Wilson and Allen Hurns opting out, Rogers has a chance to step into three-wide sets despite not signing until training camp. Isaiah Ford and Gary Jennings are also slot options. It’s worth noting the Herald left return man Jakeem Grant off the list. None of the Dolphins receivers behind Preston Williams and DeVante Parker are fantasy relevant. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:15 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.30 (368th)
     
  • Jarvis Landry (hip) cleared for team drills
    Jarvis Landry (hip) will be worked into team drills over the next few weeks.

    Advice: Coach Kevin Stefanski said Landry is "progressing nicely." Landry returned from PUP before the start of practices. He looks ahead of the 6-8 month timetable he was given in February. The Browns are hoping Landry will be ready Week 1. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:02 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.41 (113th)
     
  • Derek Carr: There's 'just a trust' with Edwards
    Raiders QB Derek Carr said rookie Bryan Edwards is “someone where there’s just a trust.”

    Advice: “Bryan is a violent route runner and that’s a good thing,” Carr said. “He reminds me of Davante [Adams]. Someone where there’s just a trust. I can throw it up one-on-one on those 50/50 balls. He’s a guy that can not only use his physicality in the route, but also when he’s in the air.” Carr played with Adams his final two years at Fresno State. It’s not a bad comp for Edwards, who wins with size and RAC ability. Edwards is healthy after a pre-Combine foot injury and repping with the first-team offense. Edwards is looking like a steal as the WR13 in rookie only drafts. There’s talk he could start ahead of Henry Ruggs in two wide sets. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:47 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.52 (331st)
     
  • Greg Olsen third in line for targets?
    710 ESPN Seattle projects Greg Olsen for the third-most targets in the Seahawks' offense.

    Advice: The Seahawks paid Olsen starter money ($7 million) after his release from the Panthers. With Will Dissly (Achilles) working into game shape, there’s not much doubt over his role. Olsen should be ahead of whoever wins the No. 3 receiver job, but it's possible he'll cede snaps to a healthy Dissly, Jacob Hollister, and rookie Colby Parkinson (foot, active/NFI). Targets are up for grabs behind DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, but a semi-retired Olsen looks destined for TD-dependent status. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:36 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.96 (176th)
     
  • Chris Carson away from team for personal issues
    Coach Pete Carroll said Chris Carson (hip) isn't with the Seahawks due to personal reasons.

    Advice: Carson is away from the team for a "couple family situations.” Carroll added Carson is "fine physically," suggesting he may be cleared to practice when he returns. Carson is eight months removed from a hip fracture. Barring setbacks, he remains on track for Week 1. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:26 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.37 (59th)
     
  • Chester Rogers signs one-year deal with Miami
    Dolphins signed WR Chester Rogers to a one-year contract.

    Advice: The deal comes after Rogers worked out for Miami last week. With Allen Hurns and Albert Wilson both opted out, Rogers adds depth with a chance for a top-three role. Rogers fractured his kneecap in December but was healthy enough to pass a physical. He'll compete with Jakeem Grant, Ricardo Louis, and Isaiah Ford for slot snaps in training camp. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:30 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.30 (368th)
     
  • Browns WR Jarvis Landry comes off the PUP list
    Browns activated WR Jarvis Landry (hip) from the active/PUP list.

    Advice: The reports on Landry's recovery from hip surgery have been positive all offseason. Landry's status for Week 1 has been in some doubt but coming off the PUP list this early is a good sign. He led the Browns with 83 catches and 1,174 yards in 2019. Landry's presence in the slot will be crucial to Baker Mayfield's improvement in his third season.  Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:36 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.41 (113th)
     
  • Jerick McKinnon early standout of 49ers camp
    The Mercury News reports Jerick McKinnon has “looked sharp running routes” in the first few days of training camp.

    Advice: The 49ers have been getting McKinnon first-team reps on passing downs. Despite missing the last two years, he could have a larger than expected role as a third-down complement to Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman. Even on a crowded depth chart, McKinnon’s $2 million dead money hit likely secures his roster spot. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:20 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.70 (259th)
     
  • Raiders WR Bryan Edwards could start Week 1
    USA Today’s Marcus Mosher reports rookie Bryan Edwards could start at X receiver.

    Advice: Edwards is full-go at training camp after missing the pre-draft process.  Raiders OC Greg Olson suggested he’s already passed Hunter Renfrow for a top-three role, and playing the X spot could put him ahead of Henry Ruggs or Tyrell Williams in two wide sets. The Raiders have made it clear they have plans for Edwards now that he’s healthy. The SEC all-timer is looking like a good bet to start Week 1. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:30 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.52 (331st)
     
  • Kenny Stills opens training camp on NFI list
    Texans placed WR Kenny Stills on the active/NFI list.

    Advice: Stills likely couldn't pass his physical after reporting to training camp. It's a bad sign for his conditioning in a contract year. Owed a non-guaranteed $7 million behind Will Fuller, Brandin Cooks, and Randall Cobb, Stills isn't a final roster lock.  Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:04 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.47 (234th)
     
  • Free agent Chester Rogers works out for Dolphins
    The Miami Herald reports free agent Chester Rogers has worked out for the Dolphins. 

    Advice: As has Ricardo Louis. With Allen Hurns and Albert Wilson both opted out, the Dolphins are severely shorthanded at receiver. This is the first we have heard of Rogers since he fractured his kneecap early last December for the Colts. The owner of 111 catches over the past four years, Rogers also offers special teams value as a return man.  Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:44 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.30 (368th)
     
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