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  • Player Notes
    Kevin White May 23 6:50pm ET

    Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White (leg) is in attendance for organized team activities this week, but the Bears policy prohibits the team from saying how much he participated. Head coach John Fox was vague on White's progress and didn't say whether the receiver would be on the field for the next three weeks. The soon-to-be 25-year-old played in just four games last year and missed all of his rookie season due to leg ailments. There remains a lot of upside with White, but fantasy owners will want to see legitimate progress before investing anything more than a late-round pick on him.

    Rob Gronkowski May 23 6:40pm ET

    New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski agreed to a restructured deal for 2017 in which he can earn a max of $10.75 million either with 90 percent playing time or 80 catches or 1,200 yards or an All-Pro selection. The second tier of the contract could pay him up to $8.75 million, while the third tier would earn him $6.75 million. Gronk has an extensive injury history and only played in eight games in 2016. But when he's on the field, he's unquestionably the best receiving tight end in the league, making him a high-risk, high-reward top-tier TE1.

    Trevor Siemian May 23 2:10pm ET

    Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian was working with the first-team offense in organized team activities Tuesday. This doesn't come as a big surprise, as Siemian is the default favorite in the open QB competition because of his experience as the full-time starter in 2016. Last year's first-round pick, Paxton Lynch, has a higher ceiling and a more projectable body and arm, but must make big improvements in his mechanics and decision making to unseat Siemian. Siemian's statistical floor is rather low, though, so he doesn't have much fantasy intrigue beyond a mediocre backup option.

    Isaiah Crowell May 23 2:00pm ET

    Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell joined the team for their first session of organized team activities Tuesday after sitting out previous voluntary workouts this offseason. Crowell is scheduled to make $2.746 million this year after signing his second-round tender as a restricted free agent in March. The 24-year-old set career highs in carries (198), yards (952) and YPC (4.8) in 16 games for Cleveland last year and is expected to once again carry the load as the team's lead back.

    Martavis Bryant May 23 1:00pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant said he has added 10 pounds of muscle and now sits at 225 pounds after last playing at 215 pounds. It's a good sign that Bryant was staying active and working out while on suspension all of last year. He's fully expected to return to an outside role opposite Pro Bowl receiver Antonio Brown. There is a good amount of risk taking on Bryant after sitting out a year, especially since he's never played a full season in the NFL in his two years or topped 50 catches or 765 yards. Consider him as more of a WR3 with upside.

    C.J. Prosise May 23 12:50pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks running back C.J. Prosise should have a big role in the offense if he can stay healthy in 2017. He only ran 30 times for 172 yards (5.73 YPC) in six games last year, but he showed his true potential in Week 10 by totaling 153 yards from scrimmage against the Patriots. His biggest contributions will be in the passing game as a change-of-pace back to Eddie Lacy. If Seattle's offensive line shows improvement, Prosise could be a sneaky PPR flex play that can be had late in drafts.

    Tyler Eifert May 23 12:40pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (knee) and tight end Tyler Eifert (back) are working off to the side during organized team activities Tuesday. Both players are being eased in this offseason so that they can be ready for Week 1. Bernard, 25, had his worst season by far in 2016 because of his knee injury and only played in 10 games. He'll need to prove he's healthy and compete with rookie Joe Mixon for passing-down work in Cincy's backfield. Eifert is dynamite when on the field, the problem is he just can't stay on it. He's never played in a full season in his four years and played in only eight contests in 2016. Over 13 games in '15, Eifert caught 52 passes and scored 13 times. The 26-year-old is a high-risk, high-reward TE1.

    Eric Decker May 23 12:30pm ET

    New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker (hip, shoulder) was seen taking part in organized team activities Tuesday in a non-contact jersey. It's great news for Decker's recovery and his chances of being 100 percent healthy by Week 1. He'll be the Jets' unquestioned No. 1 receiver this year with Brandon Marshall gone, but Decker won't have much support in the passing game and will have to deal with a shaky -- that's being nice -- quarterback situation. At best, he's probably a WR3/flex option, albeit not a very intriguing one.

    Christian Hackenberg May 23 12:30pm ET

    New York Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg is third in the quarterback pecking order behind Josh McCown and Bryce Petty in drills at the first organized team activity Tuesday. It's not a surprise at all, but it also doesn't mean very much this early on in OTAs. The 22-year-old Hackenberg didn't play a single snap in 2016 after being drafted in the second round, and he's a project at QB. That doesn't mean he won't see the field in 2017, but you won't want him anywhere near your fantasy roster.

    Kirk Cousins May 23 12:20pm ET

    Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen didn't rule out the team franchise tagging quarterback Kirk Cousins for a third straight season if they are unable to work out a long-term contract by the deadline July 15. Cousins would cost $34 million in 2018 under another franchise tag, but a non-exclusive tag would make more sense. Washington has already made history by tagging Cousins two years in a row. The Redskins are clearly not comfortable retaining Cousins long term yet, even though he has broken out and topped 4,000 yards each of the last two seasons. Despite losing two of his top receiving targets to free agency in DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon this offseason, Cousins still has plenty of weapons and should be able to put up respectable midrange QB1 numbers in 2017.

    Doug Martin May 23 12:03pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin has been working with the first-team offense in organized team activities Tuesday, May 23.

    Fantasy Spin: Martin has a good chance to open the season as the starter but will need to perform well to keep his job.

    Vance McDonald May 23 1:13am ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE Vance McDonald is a candidate to be cut, according to Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. He said it 'wouldn't be a surprise' if McDonald didn't make the 53-man roster.

    C.J. Anderson May 23 12:43am ET

    Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph is planning on using a running-back-by-committee system in the upcoming season. 'You need two or three guys that can carry the load,' Joseph said. 'It is no longer a one-guy position. I'm excited to have Jamaal (Charles), C.J. (Anderson), (Devontae Booker), even De'Angelo (Henderson) in the mix there. It's a good group. It's going to be competitive, and that's the way it should be.'

    Fantasy Spin: This situation could end up a nightmare for fantasy owners. Stay tuned.

    Odell Beckham Jr. May 22 8:33pm ET

    New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. was not present for the start of organized team activities Monday, May 22, according to a source. It is not known why Beckham skipped practice Monday or when he will report for workouts.

    Will Fuller May 22 8:30pm ET

    Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller plans to try and gain some weight this offseason. He's currently listed at 180 pounds on the team's roster. In his rookie season last year, Fuller had 47 catches for 635 yards and two touchdowns in 14 games but struggled with injuries and dropped passes. He finished third in the league among rookie wideouts in yardage and sixth in catches. The 23-year-old should be able to make improvements on his numbers in his sophomore year across from DeAndre Hopkins, but Houston's shaky quarterback situation may put a ceiling on his potential for fantasy owners.

    Craig Mager May 22 8:13pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers CBs Craig Mager, Trovon Reed and Trevor Williams are expected to compete for the No. 3 cornerback job during training camp. Reed may have an advantage in the competition because he has a good understanding of defensive coordinator Gus Bradley's scheme since he played for the Seattle Seahawks.

    Cecil Shorts III May 22 6:23pm ET

    Free-agent WR Cecil Shorts (knee) said he still needs to undergo another surgery on his knee and will not be able to play in 2017. He said he hopes to be able to play in 2018.

    Tourek Williams May 22 6:23pm ET

    Free-agent LB Tourek Williams (Chargers) signed with the Kansas City Chiefs Monday, May 22. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived LB Victor Ochi.

    DeAndrew White May 22 5:43pm ET

    Free-agent WR DeAndrew White (49ers) was signed by the New England Patriots Monday, May 22.

    Devin Smith May 22 5:03pm ET

    New York Jets WR Devin Smith (knee) was waived/injured Monday, May 22.

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