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Ameer Abdullah
Detroit Lions
RB
Saturday, Jul 14, 2018
Fantasy Analysis
Detroit Lions running backs Ameer Abdullah and Dwayne Washington are firmly on the roster bubble heading into training camp after the team signed LeGarrette Blount in free agency and added Kerryon Johnson in the draft. Blount, Johnson and Theo Riddick are locks, and if Detroit keeps a fullback, Abdullah, Washington and Zach Zenner could be fighting for one spot. Abdullah has the advantage for the last spot because he has starting experience, can catch the ball out of the backfield and was one of the best kickoff returners in the NFL as a rookie. Washington's skill set too closely resembles that of both Blount and Johnson. Either way, none of the backs on the bubble in Detroit are worth your attention in fantasy.
Dwayne Washington
Detroit Lions
RB
Saturday, Jul 14, 2018
Fantasy Analysis
Detroit Lions running backs Ameer Abdullah and Dwayne Washington are firmly on the roster bubble heading into training camp after the team signed LeGarrette Blount in free agency and added Kerryon Johnson in the draft. Blount, Johnson and Theo Riddick are locks, and if Detroit keeps a fullback, Abdullah, Washington and Zach Zenner could be fighting for one spot. Abdullah has the advantage for the last spot because he has starting experience, can catch the ball out of the backfield and was one of the best kickoff returners in the NFL as a rookie. Washington's skill set too closely resembles that of both Blount and Johnson. Either way, none of the backs on the bubble in Detroit are worth your attention in fantasy.
Quincy Enunwa
New York Jets
WR
Saturday, Jul 14, 2018
Fantasy Analysis
New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa, who missed all of last year after neck surgery to fix a bulging disc, said he is fully healthy and ready to go. He was on his way to becoming the team's No. 1 receiver last year after breaking out in 2016 with 58 catches for 857 yards and four touchdowns, and he's expected to be the team's slot man with Robby Anderson and Jermaine Kearse on the outside. Enunwa could once again be a nice underrated fantasy weapon, but it all depends on his health. If he struggles to stay healthy, Terrelle Pryor could pass him up on the depth chart.
Thomas Rawls
New York Jets
RB
Friday, Jul 13, 2018
Fantasy Analysis
New York Jets running back Thomas Rawls will probably be the odd man out in the running back room during training camp, and he is the longest shot to make the roster of the five running backs, including Isaiah Crowell, Bilal Powell, Elijah McGuire, Trenton Cannon and Lawrence Thomas. Rawls never played more than 13 games in his three seasons with Seattle and has been a disappointment since he totaled 830 yards and four touchdowns in his rookie season. He can be ignored in fantasy drafts.
Cody Latimer
New York Giants
WR
Thursday, Jul 12, 2018
Fantasy Analysis
New York Giants wide receiver Cody Latimer, who had career highs in catches (19) and yards (287) for the Broncos last year, is the leading player for the No. 3 job behind wideouts Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard. Latimer's special teams prowess is also helping him. The opportunity might be there, but there are just too many mouths to feed in New York's passing offense, including talented tight end Evan Engram. Latimer shouldn't be drafted in standard leagues.
Chris Ivory
Buffalo Bills
RB
Thursday, Jul 12, 2018
Fantasy Analysis
Buffalo Bills running back Chris Ivory could be thrust into a lead-back role if LeSean McCoy faces discipline after being accused of domestic, child and animal abuse this week. Ivory would see a huge value increase to start the year, but McCoy is indispensable to the Bills offense. Ivory had a career-worst 3.4 yards per carry in 2017 with the Jaguars and finished with 382 yards and one score on 112 carries. If Shady is indeed suspended by the league, the Bills could also turn to a veteran free agent such as DeMarco Murray or Adrian Peterson. Either way, Ivory is becoming a more valuable handcuff for those that draft McCoy.
Bilal Powell
New York Jets
RB
Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018
Fantasy Analysis
New York Jets running back Bilal Powell enters this season behind Isaiah Crowell in the lead-back role, and the New York Post's Brian Costello expects Powell's production to drop dramatically as a result. Powell was behind starter Matt Forte last year but ended up leading the team in carries (178), rushing yards (722) and rushing touchdowns (five) with Forte dealing with knee problems. Crowell has been very durable in his career and is unlikely to miss a lot of time. Elijah McGuire also remains in the picture and is an option on third downs out of the backfield. Powell will enter the season as a handcuff option for Crowell owners.
T.J. Yeldon
Jacksonville Jaguars
RB
Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018
Fantasy Analysis
Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon, who is the team's best blocker and receiver, is firmly behind Leonard Fournette in the pecking order. He's in the final year of his rookie contract as the clear-cut No. 2 back ahead of Corey Grant. Yeldon is merely a fantasy handcuff for Fournette owners, but he could also be a deep PPR flier in his third-down role. He'll need to be productive when he does touch the ball, though, or Grant could overtake him.
Eli Manning
New York Giants
QB
Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018
Fantasy Analysis
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is excited to have wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) back healthy this year, and Manning thinks his star wideout is in for a big season. "Odell looked healthy," Manning said, via ESPN's Jordan Raanan. "He was running routes full speed, making cuts and seemed to be his old self. So I'm excited about that and that he can go out there and run all the routes." OBJ broke his ankle in Week 4 last year, ruining any chances the Giants offense had at clicking in 2017. Much ado has been made about Beckham's contract situation, but with that put aside, he should return to WR1 status if he stays healthy this year.
Odell Beckham
New York Giants
WR
Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018
Fantasy Analysis
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is excited to have wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) back healthy this year, and Manning thinks his star wideout is in for a big season. "Odell looked healthy," Manning said, via ESPN's Jordan Raanan. "He was running routes full speed, making cuts and seemed to be his old self. So I'm excited about that and that he can go out there and run all the routes." OBJ broke his ankle in Week 4 last year, ruining any chances the Giants offense had at clicking in 2017. Much ado has been made about Beckham's contract situation, but with that put aside, he should return to WR1 status if he stays healthy this year.
Cam Newton
Carolina Panthers
QB
Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018
Fantasy Analysis
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton could be on the hot seat in 2018 after two straight down seasons, in the opinion of ESPN.com's David Newton. Newton has a lot of expectations in 2018 with new offensive coordinator Norv Turner in town. It'd be a huge shock if Carolina looked to move on from Newton after this year. After all, he is one of the most dynamic signal callers in the NFL, and he does have more weapons at his disposal in the passing game. Look for Newton to continue to use his legs, but the Panthers will also try to focus more on pushing the ball downfield through the air. Newton could easily have a big year.
Adam Humphries
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
WR
Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018
Fantasy Analysis
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Adam Humphries is entrenched as the team's slot receiver alongside starters Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson. However, offensive coordinator Todd Monkey said Chris Godwin has "earned the right" to start as well. Humphries did post career highs in catches (61), targets (83) and yards (631) in his second season in the NFL, but he also had just one touchdown last year and has only four in his three seasons. He's unlikely to be anything more than a late-round flier in deeper leagues, especially with Godwin breathing down his neck for more playing time.
Jonathan Stewart
New York Giants
RB
Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018
Fantasy Analysis
New York Giants running back Jonathan Stewart, who signed a two-year, $6.8 million deal in the offseason, looked more like a plodding veteran trying to hang on in spring workouts rather than a running back capable of shouldering a heavy workload. He averaged a career-low 3.4 yards per carry with the Panthers last year and might be third on the depth chart behind impressive rookie Saquon Barkley and Wayne Gallman. J-Stew is an uninspiring fantasy selection.
Eli Manning
New York Giants
QB
Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018
Fantasy Analysis
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning thinks wide receiver Sterling Shepard could be in for a breakout season in 2018. "I thought Sterling had a great camp during the spring," Manning told NJ Advance Media prior to the Gatorade Offense/Defense camp at Kean University on Tuesday. "He's understanding the coverages, understanding the route combinations, he understands zone and man, and how to make little moves to get open against different techniques." Shepard is entering his third season and has caught 124 of 189 targets for 1,414 yards and 10 touchdowns in his two season. He might've had his breakout last year if not for an injury in Week 11. The return of Odell Beckham Jr. might hurt Shepard a little, but he still has breakout potential in an offense that could put up big numbers.
Sterling Shepard
New York Giants
WR
Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018
Fantasy Analysis
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning thinks wide receiver Sterling Shepard could be in for a breakout season in 2018. "I thought Sterling had a great camp during the spring," Manning told NJ Advance Media prior to the Gatorade Offense/Defense camp at Kean University on Tuesday. "He's understanding the coverages, understanding the route combinations, he understands zone and man, and how to make little moves to get open against different techniques." Shepard is entering his third season and has caught 124 of 189 targets for 1,414 yards and 10 touchdowns in his two season. He might've had his breakout last year if not for an injury in Week 11. The return of Odell Beckham Jr. might hurt Shepard a little, but he still has breakout potential in an offense that could put up big numbers.
LeSean McCoy
Buffalo Bills
RB
Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018
Fantasy Analysis
Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is denying accusations of domestic violence, child abuse, animal cruelty and performance-enhancing drug use on his Instagram account after an Instagram user posted a graphic image of a woman with cuts and bruises on her face along with a message that accused McCoy of beating the woman. McCoy responded by saying that the "totally baseless and offensive claims made against me today on social media are completely false." Law enforcement and the NFL will surely look into this matter, and McCoy could certainly be hit with a hefty suspension. It's a developing story, so stay posted for any updates. This definitely doesn't look good for Shady and it could cause his draft value to take a hit.
Kyle Lauletta
New York Giants
QB
Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018
Fantasy Analysis
New York Giants rookie quarterback Kyle Lauletta, taken in the fourth round of the draft, has questions surrounding his arm strength and he didn't do anything to quiet those concerns in spring workouts. It doesn't look like he's ready to push Davis Webb for the backup job behind Eli Manning. Still, Lauletta is worthy of the No. 3 job as a developmental prospect for the G-Men. Lauletta is only worth a look in deep dynasty leagues.
Frank Gore
Miami Dolphins
RB
Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018
Fantasy Analysis
The Miami Dolphins still like veteran running back Frank Gore despite his age -- he turned 35 earlier this year. Gore is a tough guy and managed to play in 112 consecutive games. He has managed 12 straight seasons with at least 1,200 yards from scrimmage and has been an effective inside runner given his stocky build and powerful legs. Gore was tied for 10th in the league in 2017 with 49 carries for first downs, so he figures to be a short-yardage guy for the Dolphins behind lead back Kenyan Drake. Gore should be destined for the Hall of Fame, but he wasn't very productive in the last three years with the Colts and will be merely a complementary back to Drake in 2018.
JuJu Smith-Schuster
Pittsburgh Steelers
WR
Sunday, Jul 8, 2018
Fantasy Analysis
According to Pittsburgh Steelers beat reporter Jeremy Fowler, wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster will be counted on even more in 2018 than he was in his rookie season. Smith-Schuster was impressive as a rookie, racking up 917 yards and seven touchdowns but he has yet to reach his full potential. Fowler predicts that Smith-Schuster will draw at least 100 targets in 2018 with Martavis Bryant now playing for the Oakland Raiders. Just 21 years old, Smith-Schuster sets up as a low-end WR2 in redraft and a top-15 WR in dynasty formats.
Geoff Swaim
Dallas Cowboys
TE
Saturday, Jul 7, 2018
Fantasy Analysis
The Dallas Cowboys depth chart is starting to take shape, with Geoff Swaim and Blake Jarwin expected to sit atop the tight end depth chart. Rookie Dalton Schultz is seen as the most likely third man on the list. That leaves preseason superstar Rico Gathers off the final roster. After a huge preseason a few years ago, Gathers has battled injuries and ineffectiveness. He'll likely end up on a team, but it's looking like it won't be the Cowboys.
Blake Jarwin
Dallas Cowboys
TE
Saturday, Jul 7, 2018
Fantasy Analysis
The Dallas Cowboys depth chart is starting to take shape, with Geoff Swaim and Blake Jarwin expected to sit atop the tight end depth chart. Rookie Dalton Schultz is seen as the most likely third man on the list. That leaves preseason superstar Rico Gathers off the final roster. After a huge preseason a few years ago, Gathers has battled injuries and ineffectiveness. He'll likely end up on a team, but it's looking like it won't be the Cowboys.
Alfred Blue
Houston Texans
RB
Friday, Jul 6, 2018
Fantasy Analysis
Houston Texans running back Alfred Blue is likely to make the team because of his special teams abilities, and he's expected to open the year as the No. 3 back behind Lamar Miller and D'Onta Foreman. However, with injury concerns surrounding Foreman, Blue could be thrust into a more prominent role in the backfield at some point. Blue played in only 11 games in 2017, carrying the ball 71 times for 262 yards and one score. Unless an injury opens up more time, he can be left to the waiver wire.
Braxton Miller
Houston Texans
WR
Friday, Jul 6, 2018
Fantasy Analysis
Houston Texans wide receiver Braxton Miller must stay healthy and produce in 2018 in order to make the roster out of training camp. He will have a lot of competition and will be pushed by Chris Thompson and Sammie Coates. Rookie Keke Coutee is a lock for the roster. The 25-year-old Miller hasn't done much in his first two years and has only played in 21 games due to injuries. He has 34 catches for 261 yards and two touchdowns in two years and can be avoided in fantasy drafts.