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  • Player Notes
    Devon Achane Jul 11 9:20pm ET
    Devon Achane

    Miami Dolphins running back De'Von Achane put together a pretty fantastic rookie campaign last season. The 22-year-old rushed for 800 yards on 103 attempts and eight rushing scores in 11 games. He didn't play a full season and was only 200 yards shy of an 1,000-yard campaign. Recently, head coach Mike McDaniel said he hopes to incorporate Achane more into their scheme going forward. This backfield is a bit crowded with Raheem Mostert and fourth-round rookie Jaylen Wright. The only way for Achane to probably have increased value would be more involvement in the passing game. At the end of the day, the Dolphins will probably end up using some type of committee approach. Regardless of what happens, Achane should still hold solid value in most fantasy formats.

    From RotoBaller

    Brenden Rice Jul 11 4:30pm ET
    Brenden Rice

    Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Brenden Rice posted career-highs in receptions (45), receiving yards (791), and receiving touchdowns (12) in 2023 while catching passes from USC's Caleb Williams, but he still fell to L.A. in the seventh round of the 2024 NFL Draft. According to Daniel Popper of the Athletic, Rice could be facing an uphill battle to make the opening 53-man roster. "The two rookie draft picks, Brenden Rice and Cornelius Johnson, did not show me much during the spring," Popper wrote. "They will both likely be fighting for roster spots." This is not uncommon for Day 3 selections, but many held out hope that the son of Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice could exceed expectations. Popper projects Joshua Palmer, Ladd McConkey, D.J. Chark, Quentin Johnston, and Derius Davis as locks to make the roster, and the team might only carry five wide receivers in the new-look Greg Roman-led offense.

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    Kyle Philips Jul 11 4:20pm ET
    Kyle Philips

    Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kyle Philips kicked off his NFL career in 2022 by leading the team in targets (nine) in his debut. However, he has since been either injured or unproductive. Overall, he's hauled in just 23 of his 35 targets for 259 yards in 13 career games. After the additions of wide receivers Calvin Ridley, Tyler Body, and sixth-round rookie Jha'Quan Jackson this offseason, Philips finds himself on the roster bubble, according to John Glennon of the Nashville Post. "Philips will head into training camp battling for a roster spot," Glennon wrote. "The 2022 fifth-round pick has to show the quick-separation ability that initially drew the Titans to him, and he'll have to earn his way into opportunities to return punts once again. Rookie Jha'Quan Jackson, a faster slot receiver with return abilities, will provide stiff competition." Whether Philips makes the roster or not, it would be surprising if he makes a fantasy football impact in 2024.

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    Kimani Vidal Jul 11 4:20pm ET
    Kimani Vidal

    Los Angeles Chargers running back Kimani Vidal is the current projected RB3 in Greg Roman's offense, according to Daniel Popper of The Athletic. The sixth-round rookie out of Troy appears to be a popular sleeper candidate in 2024 after posting over 1,600 rushing yards and 15 total touchdowns in his final collegiate season. He is slated to be behind veterans and former Baltimore Ravens Gus Edwards and J.K. Dobbins to open the season. However, Dobbins is coming off his second major injury of his short career, and we have not seen a running back return to form after an Achilles tear. Vidal is worth stashing in deep formats in case Dobbins struggles, but any Day 3 rookie is far from guaranteed a roster spot or a significant role in Year 1, so don't reach on him in fantasy drafts.

    From RotoBaller

    Kenny Pickett Jul 11 4:10pm ET
    Kenny Pickett

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Kenny Pickett joined the organization after spending just two seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The University of Pittsburgh product posted 4,474 passing yards, 13 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions in 25 games for the Steelers after being selected in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Needless to say, the Steelers gave up on him quickly and dealt him for mid-round pick swaps. Now in Philadelphia, the 26-year-old is embracing the change of scenery. "Change is a great thing," Pickett said. "I'm going through it right now. I was in Pittsburgh for seven years, and now I'm over in Philadelphia. I think a lot of people probably have some negative views on change, but that's really just your outlook on it. I think if you keep a positive mindset, it'll all work out for the better." While taking a step back could be a good thing for Pickett's career, he's unlikely to see any playing time anytime soon barring an injury to Jalen Hurts. That said, he could be an intriguing bench stash in two-QB and superflex leagues due to the offensive weaponry and offensive line the Eagles possess.

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    Aaron Rodgers Jul 11 2:30pm ET
    Aaron Rodgers

    The New York Jets offense should be more fine-tuned in its second year under offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett in 2024 while also getting future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers back from the torn Achilles he suffered in Week 1 last fall. In addition to Rodgers' return, the Jets added Tyron Smith and John Simpson to the offensive line in free agency, traded for Morgan Moses and drafted Olu Fashanu in the first round. At receiver, the team added Mike Williams (knee) and drafted Malachi Corley. "Now you can really detail it up. You can talk about the intricacies of the route. You can experiment with new plays, new motions, all kinds of different, fun things. So it's been really good. I think the guys have really enjoyed it," Hackett said.

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    Aidan O'Connell Jul 11 2:20pm ET
    Aidan O'Connell

    When asked who the Las Vegas Raiders' starting quarterback is heading into training camp at the end of July, wide receiver Davante Adams thinks it's Aidan O'Connell over newcomer Gardner Minshew. "I want whoever is going to look the best when it's live bullets... I think right now if I had to say, I think Aidan has the job," Adams said. O'Connell has the experience running the offense from 2023, but given the two-year, $25 million investment in Minshew this offseason, it wouldn't be a surprise if Minshew takes the job from O'Connell in camp and the preseason. Both signal-callers didn't look great during OTAs and minicamp, and O'Connell was up and down in 10 starts in 2023 in his rookie season. Whoever wins the Raiders job under center to open the 2024 campaign will be a low-end QB2 option for fantasy managers in superflex formats.

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    Sean Payton Jul 11 2:10pm ET
    Sean Payton

    Denver Broncos rookie fifth-round running back Audric Estime (knee) missed most of the offseason program after undergoing a minor scope of his knee, but he's expected to be "full-go" for the starting of training camp in a few weeks, according to head coach Sean Payton. In limited action in front of the media this offseason, Estime looked the part of a RB who can bring more short-yardage toughness to Denver's backfield, but it remains to be seen if he can supplant Javonte Williams as an every-down option in 2024. The 20-year-old from Notre Dame is probably a long shot to become the team's lead back, at least earlier in his rookie season, but he could take over goal-line duties fairly quickly, which could make him worth a late-round flier in deep fantasy leagues as a handcuff for Williams.

    From RotoBaller

    Kenneth Murray Jul 11 11:30am ET
    Kenneth Murray

    Veteran free-agent safety Jamal Adams is signing with the Tennessee Titans, according to NFL insider Ari Meirov. The three-time Pro Bowler was released by the Seattle Seahawks this offseason after he played in just 10 games over the last two years. Adams, who was the No. 6 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft by the New York Jets out of LSU, has racked up 494 tackles, 21.5 sacks, seven forced fumbles, four interceptions, 36 pass deflections, and 40.5 run stuffs through his first 80 games. When healthy, Adams is an aggressive and violent tackler who often makes plays near the line of scrimmage. He could get run at safety alongside Amani Hooker and Elijah Molden and mix into the linebacker rotation with Kenneth Murray and Jack Gibbens in 2024 under new defensive coordinator Dennard Wilson.

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    Hunter Long Jul 10 9:20pm ET
    Hunter Long

    Working in Los Angeles Rams tight end Hunter Long's favor is the fact that Tyler Higbee (knee) probably isn't going to be ready for the start of the 2024 regular season. That lone could land Long a spot on the 53-man roster to open the year if Higbee starts on the Physically Unable to Perform list. However, the Rams added Colby Parkinson in the offseason and love the potential of Davis Allen. If one of Nikola Kalinic or Neal Johnson emerges in training camp and the preseason, Long could be out of a roster spot. The 25-year-old finished last year on Injured Reserve after having surgery on his MCL but he was taking part in organized team activities this offseason and should be ready to go this fall. In just four games played in 2023, Long wasn't targeted at all while playing 54 offensive snaps for the Rams.

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    Skyy Moore Jul 10 9:20pm ET
    Skyy Moore

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Skyy Moore had a disappointing 2023 season and finished the year with a knee injury. Moore needs to re-establish his role within the offense, whether as a primary slot receiver or a trusted all-around receiver like seven-year veteran Justin Watson. The 23-year-old is likely to compete with Kadarius Toney, who also disappointed last year, for regular-season snaps if both players make the initial roster. If Moore is released or traded on roster cutdown day, it would create $1.29 million in salary cap space for the Chiefs with less than $500,000 in dead money, according to Over the Cap. It's saying a lot that the 23-year-old second-rounder in 2022 isn't a roster lock, even with Rashee Rice expected to serve a suspension. But he has just 43 receptions for 494 yards and one touchdown in his first two NFL seasons, and the Chiefs added Marquise Brown and rookie Xavier Worthy this offseason.

    From RotoBaller

    Steven Sims Jul 10 7:30pm ET
    Steven Sims

    Houston Texans wide receiver Steven Sims recently expressed his optimism and excitement about the new-look Houston wide receiver room. In the offseason, the Texans made a big splash and acquired the four-time Pro Bowler Stefon Diggs from the Buffalo Bills. Diggs joins a group of budding stars in Tank Dell and Nico Collins. In addition to adding Diggs, the Texans also welcomed Joe Mixon from Cincinnati to lead them on the ground. Sims expressed on KPRC Houston that, "I can't wait to get back to camp. It's going to be so much fun. I feel like there's going to be a lot of big plays a lot of fun, but it's a business, and it's work. It's time to get back to work, and I'm excited to go back to work with the group we've got I feel like from top to bottom, everybody can get it done." Diggs caught 107 passes last season, which placed him seventh in the league, Collins posed his first 1,000-yard season, and Tank Dell scored seven touchdowns in just 11 games. Second-year quarterback C.J. Stroud will be one of the first quarterbacks selected in fantasy leagues this summer due to the surplus of playmakers he has at his disposal.

    From RotoBaller

    Keon Coleman Jul 10 7:20pm ET
    Keon Coleman

    Buffalo Bills rookie wide receiver Keon Coleman plans to just "be himself" amid a massive shakeup in the Buffalo pass catching room. This offseason saw the departure of Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis, which has left the Buffalo wide receiver depth chart wide open. The Bills selected Coleman in the first pick in the second round and already have high expectations for him to fill the void that was left in the offseason. The Florida State product said, "All I gotta do is come in, be myself, be who I'm supposed to be ... Because I'm not Gabe, I'm not Stef, I'm just Keon." Over the past few seasons, rookie wide receivers have taken full control over passing offenses like Justin Jefferson, Garrett Wilson, and Amon-Ra St. Brown and Coleman could be next in line. Coleman has high expectations but could be a steal at his current ADP of 122 if he becomes Josh Allen's lead wideout.

    From RotoBaller

    Dexter Lawrence Jul 10 7:00pm ET
    Dexter Lawrence

    New York Giants linebacker Brian Burns has been described as a "game changer" by his teammates, according to Nick Shook of NFL.com. Fellow linebacker Bobby Okereke expressed that his new teammate is a game changer and a prolific player. Burns was traded from the Carolina Panthers to the Big Apple in exchange for draft picks. Burns was then immediately given a five-year $150 contract with $87.5 guaranteed. The 26-year-old has made two Pro Bowls in his five-year career and has tallied 46 total sacks. He will join a strong Giants pass rush core that includes Dexter Lawrence, Keyvon Thibodeaux, and Jordan Phillips. The Florida State product could be an intriguing pick in IDP leagues, as he should finish near the double-digits in sack totals by the end of the season.

    From RotoBaller

    Anthony Richardson Jul 10 6:50pm ET
    Anthony Richardson

    Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson has received massive praise from his four-time All-Pro guard, Quenton Nelson. According to Kevin Patra of NFL.com, the Notre Dame product described his quarterback as an "absolute freak." "He can launch the ball and be accurate with it, too. The plays that he can make, some of the ones you've seen, the flashes of it. It's like, oh my goodness, this guy is special," Nelson added. The 22-year-old quarterback showed those flashes in the limited four-game stint he had in his rookie season before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury. This is great praise from a proven veteran who has played with other highly regarded prospects such as Andrew Luck and Carson Wentz. Richardson threw for 577 yards with three passing scores and added 136 yards on the ground with four rushing scores. The former number three overall selection in the 2023 NFL Draft will be one of the first quarterbacks taken off the board in most leagues this summer, as he possesses elite passing and rushing upside.

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    Joe Burrow Jul 10 6:40pm ET
    Joe Burrow

    Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (wrist) expressed that he is "going to give people something to talk about" after having an injury-plagued 2023 season, according to Nick Shook of NFL.com. Burrow left the Week 11 game early last season due to a torn ligament in his wrist. This injury caused him to miss the remainder of the season. This was the second time where Burrow's season ended with him on Injured Reserve. The former national champion further expressed, "That's what happens when you get hurt, though. You don't play football. People forget about you." Whenever he has been on the field, the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft has performed at an elite level, but injuries have followed him throughout his career. The 27-year-old could be a steal at his current ADP of 62.4 if he can stay healthy due to his elite pass-catchers in Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins.

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    MarShawn Lloyd Jul 10 5:00pm ET
    MarShawn Lloyd

    Green Bay Packers running back MarShawn Lloyd was selected in the third round of the 2024 NFL Draft despite not having an impressive resume of production. In two seasons at South Carolina and one year at Southern California, he posted 1,234 rushing yards, 299 receiving yards, and 15 total touchdowns. However, his 17.8 yards per reception on 13 catches in 2023 and his size-adjusted athleticism led to interest among RB-needy NFL teams. "Following the NFL draft, we heard both [Matt] LaFleur and Adam Stenavich say to some effect that Lloyd brings a different element to this position group for Green Bay, Paul Bretl of ESPN wrote. "After a short time of watching Lloyd on the practice field, you see what LaFleur and Stenavich were referring to, with him bringing a level of burst and acceleration that the other backs just don't have." While he'll begin training camp behind Josh Jacobs and AJ Dillon, his versatility and change-of-pace skill set will be hard to keep off the field in 2024. "He definitely can be a weapon out of the backfield," Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said. "I love all the measurables. He's a 220-pound back that runs 4.4 and can run routes out of the backfield. I think he could be a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses." With Jacobs entering his age-26 season, he could carry greater injury risk, and Lloyd has the potential to be a top handcuff running back in fantasy football since he's set to play in an ascending offense led by Jordan Love.

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    AJ Dillon Jul 10 4:50pm ET
    AJ Dillon

    Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon was once viewed as a future breakout star in fantasy football, but his disastrous 2023 campaign and the addition of rookie running back MarShawn Lloyd have his value at an all-time low. The Boston College product rushed 178 times for 613 yards and two touchdowns last year, and his 3.4-yards-per-carry average was by far the worst of his career. However, heading into his fifth NFL training camp, the 26-year-old is reportedly in the best shape of his life. "Dillon is looking more trim this offseason while still maintaining his muscle mass," Paul Bretl of ESPN wrote. "The result appears to be a more explosive version of Dillon, which the Packers need." While it's a great sign that Dillon is motivated for a bounce-back year, he could be approaching fantasy irrelevance. Josh Jacobs is the clear lead back, while Lloyd is an explosive rusher and pass-catcher that Green Bay will likely feature in the RB2 role. Deep-league fantasy managers can still consider picking him up in the late rounds of drafts, as he could become a viable flex option if Lloyd disappoints and Jacobs struggles to stay healthy.

    From RotoBaller

    Josh Jacobs Jul 10 4:40pm ET
    Josh Jacobs

    Green Bay Packers running back Josh Jacobs has hauled in 197 receptions since entering the NFL in 2019, and heading into his first year with Matt LaFleur, he wants to be heavily targeted in the passing game. "I was talking to (LaFleur) about that actually and I was telling him I feel like I want to catch it a little bit more," Jacobs said. "I feel like I didn't get to show that as much as I would have liked. So, that's definitely something in the conversations we had." The former first-round pick has two 50-plus catch seasons on his resume, and he was a solid receiver out of the backfield in college, so it wouldn't be a surprise if he gets his wish. Former Packers running back Aaron Jones earned 311 targets in five seasons with LaFleur, the fifth-most among all ball carriers during that span. Jacobs is being drafted as a low-end RB1 or high-end RB2, which could prove to be a discount in PPR formats.

    From RotoBaller

    Jermaine Burton Jul 10 4:30pm ET
    Jermaine Burton

    Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Jermaine Burton joins one of the best wide receiver groups in the NFL, and although it'll be tough to command targets, the 2024 third-round pick could see a healthy snap share in the slot. The Alabama product is reportedly working with former NFL wideout T.J. Houshmandzadeh in slot drills during his time off before training camp. Chris Roling of The Bengals Wire believes Burton is a candidate to start in three-wide sets alongside Tee Higgins and Ja'Marr Chase right away. "The Bengals could really use Burton in the slot after Tyler Boyd left via free agency. Mike Gesicki will eat some of the snaps there and sophomores like Charlie Jones could, too," said Roling. "But given the universal steal praise the Bengals have received over the Burton pick, it's pretty clear he has the talent and ability to create mismatches from that spot, too." Burton posted 132 receptions for 2,376 yards and 22 touchdowns in two seasons and Georgia and two seasons at Alabama. He is an intriguing late-round option in fantasy football drafts, especially since he could see a value spike if Chase or Higgins have to miss any time during the 2024 campaign.

    From RotoBaller

  • 2024 AVG Draft Position
  • NFL Week 1
    Ravens46.5u
    Chiefs-2.5
    Thu 8:20pm ET
    Packers48.5u
    Eagles-1.5
    Fri 8:15pm ET
    Cardinals48u
    Bills-7
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Panthers40.5u
    Saints-4.5
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Texans48.5u
    Colts+2.5
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Jaguars48.5u
    Dolphins-3.5
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Vikings41.5u
    Giants-1
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Steelers43u
    Falcons-2.5
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Titans43.5u
    Bears-4.5
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Patriots42.5u
    Bengals-9.5
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Broncos42.5u
    Seahawks-4.5
    Sun 4:05pm ET
    Raiders43.5u
    Chargers-3.5
    Sun 4:05pm ET
    Cowboys43.5u
    Browns-1.5
    Sun 4:25pm ET
    Commanders41.5u
    Buccaneers-4
    Sun 4:25pm ET
    Rams51u
    Lions-3.5
    Sun 8:20pm ET
    Jets45.5u
    49ers-5.5
    Mon 8:15pm ET
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