Player Notes

  • Dallas has a shot to get run on third-downs
    The Athletic's Michael-Shawn Dugar believes that DeeJay Dallas "has a shot to be the team’s primary third-down running back."

    Advice: Dugar noted that Dallas looked like the best route-runner from Seattle's backfield but still needs to work on his pass-blocking to secure the role. That would be a major blow to Rashaad Penny, who is also in play as an option on third-downs. Penny was a serviceable pass-catcher in college but has been unable to get on the field in any capacity since joining the league. He has appeared in 27 games over three years and has yet to make his first official start. Chris Carson is also in the mix for receiving duties. He looked comfortable when asked to catch passes last year, tying his career-high in receptions (37) in just 12 games. Dallas won't be a viable fantasy option even if he does secure the role but that would remove Penny from draft boards and take some upside off the table for Carson. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 6:51 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    353rd
  • Haskins has looked surprisingly good
    The Athletic's Mark Kaboly noted that Dwayne Haskins has looked "surprisingly good" in training camp.

    Advice: After practice, Haskins said that he has "been told certain things" about his future with the Steelers, although he didn't add any further details. Given this comment and his hot start to training camp, it's fair to assume that Mike Tomlin and the Pittsburgh staff see Haskins as at least a long-term backup option. Haskins is still behind Mason Rudolph, who will draw the start in the Hall of Fame Game, but the latter has been lackluster in most of his opportunities with the Steelers. Haskins is far from a complete player as well but his first-round pedigree and impressive film at Ohio State point to an upside that Rudolph doesn't possess. With Ben Roethlisberger nearly at the end of his career, the battle for backup duties in Pittsburgh will be one to watch throughout camp.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 6:18 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    948th
  • Michael Carter a step above his competition
    The Athletic's Connor Hughes noted that rookie RB Michael Carter is "a step above the other three running backs."

    Advice: The other three running backs Hughes was referring to are Tevin Coleman, Ty Johnson, and Lamical Perine. We're still early in training camp but Carter has already earned reps with the first team and is now looking better than his competition for touches. While it's unlikely that he dominates New York's backfield early in the season, a split that favors him over Coleman from Week 1 is looking increasingly possible. Currently going as an RB3 in most drafts, expect Carter's draft stock to rise throughout August if he keeps running laps around his teammates.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 3:20 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    197th
  • 49ers making use of Lance's dual-threat ability
    The San Jose Mercury News reports the 49ers are reportedly using third overall pick Trey Lance in an array of zone reads and designed runs.

    Advice: One day after coach Kyle Shanahan said Lance would not get any first-team reps during training camp, the rookie lined up under center with the starters for at least one rep. Reports out of San Francisco indicate the team has dialed up a host of run plays for Lance, a welcome sign for fantasy owners who have identified the 21-year-old phenom as a potential sleeper. Lance is supposedly killing it at training camp, and it looks like it's becoming a real battle between him and veteran Jimmy Garoppolo. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 2:36 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    47th
  • Giants to work out Josh Doctson this week
    Former first-round WR Josh Doctson will work out for the Giants later this week.

    Advice: Doctson last played for the Vikings in 2019, although he only appeared in one game and failed to record a target. He last really played three years ago for Washington when he posted just 6.8 yards per target across 78 opportunities. The G-Men have a crowded WR depth chart, so Doctson isn't on the fantasy radar even if he does sign. Former Michigan State QB Brian Lewerke will also work out for New York this week. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 2:07 pm
    Week 1 Projected Rank
    592nd

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