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    Chris Godwin Aug 16 12:00pm ET
    Chris Godwin

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (knee) has ramped up from individual drills to seven-on-seven work in the last two days of training camp practice. He's making slow and careful progress as he returns from surgery to fix a torn ACL in his right knee. Tampa isn't going to rush Godwin back this summer, but he still has a shot to be ready for the Week 1 regular season opener. The 26-year-old pass-catcher is surely a more risky fantasy selection this year coming off a major knee injury, but when healthy, he's one of quarterback Tom Brady's favorite targets, and he produced his second 1,000-yard season in 2021 in just 14 games played. Godwin is a WR3 target with upside in fantasy drafts this year.

    From RotoBaller

    Najee Harris Aug 16 11:00am ET
    Najee Harris

    Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris (foot) returned to practice at training camp on Monday after he sat out of the team's preseason opener last weekend against the Seattle Seahawks. Harris was a full participant at practice for the first time in two weeks after working his way back from a foot injury. Harris' injury was never serious, but the Steelers chose to play it safe with their star running back and limit him early in camp. While the 24-year-old's workload should shrink a bit in his second NFL season after he led the league in touches in 2021, Harris will still be Pittsburgh's workhorse running back and is a no-doubt RB1 in fantasy football.

    From RotoBaller

    Kyle Pitts Aug 16 11:00am ET
    Kyle Pitts's Michael Rothstein thinks Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts should be in consideration for the 33rd overall pick (where he went in ESPN's latest mock draft) heading into his second NFL season. Quarterbacks Marcus Mariota and Desmond Ridder will likely scramble plenty, which in theory could help Pitts if it sucks in a defender while he's on a short or intermediate route. The talent level at the other skill positions on offense shouldn't be an issue either. Rookie receiver Drake London will command attention, as will running back Cordarrelle Patterson, who can line up anywhere. Pitts, who caught 68 passes for 1,026 yards and a touchdown in his rookie campaign, should be viewed as a top-five fantasy tight end.

    From RotoBaller

    Chase Claypool Aug 16 10:50am ET
    Chase Claypool

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers Diontae Johnson (hip) and Chase Claypool (shoulder) returned to training camp practice on Monday after they sat out the preseason opener against the Seattle Seahawks. Johnson is expecting to play in the second preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Neither injury is serious, and the Steelers have been cautious during training camp with their two starting wideouts. Johnson is the unquestioned No. 1 wideout after his first 1,000-yard campaign in 2021. The 26-year-old is firmly in the WR2 mix, but he could take a step back given Pittsburgh's quarterback situation following Ben Roethlisberger's retirement. Claypool had a disappointing second NFL season and is more of a WR4/5 target late in fantasy drafts.

    From RotoBaller

    Joejuan Williams Aug 16 10:40am ET
    Joejuan Williams

    New England Patriots cornerback Joejuan Williams (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury that will keep him out for the entire 2022 season, according to a source. The former second-round pick had been a depth piece for the Patriots secondary. Williams had 21 tackles (15 solo) and five passes defensed in 12 games (one start) for New England last year, and he's recorded 44 tackles (31 solo) and eight passes defensed in 36 games (one start) in his three seasons with the Patriots. The 24-year-old's season-ending injury is definitely a blow to the team's defensive back depth entering the season.

    From RotoBaller

    Rhamondre Stevenson Aug 16 10:40am ET
    Rhamondre Stevenson

    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has been impressed with how running back Rhamondre Stevenson has improved in the passing game this summer. "Rhamondre has done a real good job improving his pass-game skills," Belichick said. The head coach also emphasized that he likes what he's seen from Stevenson as a pass-protector heading into his second NFL season. With James White retired, Stevenson is competing with Ty Montgomery and rookie Pierre Strong Jr. for pass-catching duties on third downs behind lead back Damien Harris. The 24-year-old caught 14 of his 18 targets for 123 yards in 12 games (two starts) in 2021, but he should have a bigger role in Year 2. Stevenson is a fine RB3/flex target in fantasy drafts, especially in PPR leagues.

    From RotoBaller

    Adam Shaheen Aug 16 10:30am ET
    Adam Shaheen

    The Miami Dolphins placed tight end Adam Shaheen (undisclosed), who didn't pass his physical to complete a trade to the Houston Texans last week, on Injured Reserve on Tuesday. Shaheen will miss the entire 2022 season and is scheduled to become a free agent next March. The 27-year-old former second-rounder caught 12 passes for 110 yards and no touchdowns on 16 targets in 12 games (seven starts) in 2021 in his second season in Miami. Mike Gesicki will be the team's top pass-catching tight end, with Durham Smythe, Hunter Long and Cethan Carter providing depth behind him. Shaheen wasn't really on the fantasy radar to begin with entering the 2022 season.

    From RotoBaller

    Miles Sanders Aug 16 10:30am ET
    Miles Sanders

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (hamstring) isn't practicing on Tuesday at training camp due to a hamstring injury. Sanders also missed Sunday's practice with what was being called leg soreness at the time. The 25-year-old caught both of his targets for 20 yards in the team's preseason opener against the New York Jets last Friday. It doesn't sound like his injury is very severe, so he should be considered day-to-day for now. Sanders is still Philly's lead back, but his fantasy stock is down after he failed to find the end zone in 2021 while averaging only 11.4 carries and 2.8 targets per game as the starter. Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott should continue to steal valuable touches away, making Sanders more of a high-end RB3/flex in fantasy drafts.

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    J.K. Dobbins Aug 16 10:10am ET
    J.K. Dobbins

    Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins (knee) returned to the practice field at training camp on Monday and looked more comfortable running and going through drills than he did for practices last week after he was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list. "He looked good," head coach John Harbaugh said. "He's kind of back on track, and I thought he looked a little better than he did before. So, he continues to improve, and we'll see where it goes." The Ravens are hopeful that Dobbins will be ready in time for the Sept. 11 regular season opener, but there are no guarantees. The 23-year-old isn't likely to play in the preseason, but the important thing is he still has a chance to be ready for Week 1. When healthy, Dobbins should be the leader of this backfield, although he's a risky RB2 given his current status.

    From RotoBaller

    Adam Shaheen Aug 16 10:03am ET
    Adam Shaheen

    Miami Dolphins TE Adam Shaheen (knee) was placed on season-ending Injured Reserve Tuesday, Aug. 16.

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    Deshaun Watson Aug 15 11:30pm ET
    Deshaun Watson

    An MRI exam confirmed that Cleveland Browns center Dawson Deaton (knee) suffered a torn ACL in training camp practice on Monday, according to sources. It's a tough break for the Browns at an important position after starter Nick Harris (knee) went down the other day with a likely season-ending injury. Ethan Pocic, Brock Hoffman and Hjalte Froholdt are the remaining players at the position for Cleveland, with Pocic likely to be the starter heading into the 2022 regular season. Deaton, a rookie out of Texas Tech, will miss all of this year. It's more bad news for a Browns offense that continues to wait on a potential season-long suspension for quarterback Deshaun Watson.

    From RotoBaller

    Ronald Jones II Aug 15 10:40pm ET
    Ronald Jones II

    Kansas City Chiefs running back Ronald Jones could fall off the 53-man roster, according to Nate Taylor of The Athletic. The former second round pick was expected to compete for a backup role during training camp. Jones managed only one rushing yard on four attempts during their preseason opener. It sounds like the 25-year-old is struggling and could fall off the depth chart completely. Isiah Pacheco and Jerick McKinnon should be on the rise after the first preseason matchup. Neither player is a great option, but are better late-round choices than Jones right now.

    From RotoBaller

    George Odum Aug 15 10:30pm ET
    George Odum

    San Francisco 49ers defensive back Jimmie Ward (hamstring) is currently questionable to suit up for Week 1. Head coach Kyle Shanahan mentioned it was a bad hamstring injury, so the team will wait and see how Ward progresses over the next few weeks. The former first round pick has been a reliable option for the 49ers over the last three seasons. He struggled with injuries earlier in his career, but has been fantastic lately. The loss of Ward would be a significant hit to the 49ers defense. George Odum and Tarvarius Moore would likely be in line for more playing time, assuming Ward does miss time.

    From RotoBaller

    Tyler Allgeier Aug 15 10:28pm ET
    Tyler Allgeier

    Dynasty | Falcons rookie running back Tyler Allgeier was listed as a riser in a recent camp report Dynasty Analysis: The rookie rushed for 25 yards on three carries in his first preseason action and also had a nice blitz pickup showing that he is picking up more than just yardage on the field. As noted in the attached link, the team is going to have a make a tough cut at some point at running back but Allgeier is certain to remain. He's still expected to play behind hybrid player Cordarrelle Patterson. He's listed as DLF's RB56 and is an intriguing second-round dynasty rookie draft selection.

    Damien Williams Aug 15 10:27pm ET
    Damien Williams

    Dynasty | Falcons running back Damien Williams was listed as a "faller" in a recent training camp report Dynasty Analysis: Williams only managed 10 yards on three carries in the team's first preseason game and it's likely too early to make any calls on his ability to stick on the roster. The team is going to have to make a tough cut or two at the position and it means Williams or Qadree Ollison could be the first to go. Given Ollison's better performance, Williams would seem to be more on the bubble. He's very sparsely ranked as DLF's RB79.

    Kene Nwangwu Aug 15 10:27pm ET
    Kene Nwangwu

    Dynasty | Vikings running back Kene Nwangwu was listed as a "riser" in a recent camp report Dynasty Analysis: Nwangwu looked decisive and agile in his first preseason action as he rushed for 41 yards on seven carries while converting both of his targets for 18 yards. Fellow backfield mate Ty Chandler rushed for more yardage and also looked strong but it was Nwangwu who looked more decisive and agile. With Dalvin Cook aging and Alexander Mattison a free agent in 2023, there's change on the horizon. Nwangwu, DLF's RB76, is a well valued dynasty stash for 2023 and beyond.

    Carl Nassib Aug 15 10:20pm ET
    Carl Nassib

    Free-agent defensive end Carl Nassib has decided to return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The former third round pick has signed a one-year deal with the organization. The 29-year-old has spent each of the last two seasons with the Las Vegas Raiders. Although, his best seasons of his career were the two years he was in Tampa Bay. He recorded 63 tackles and 12.5 sacks through 29 games in two seasons with the Bucs. It's uncertain if Nassib can offer that same type of play, but it's worth the risk on a short term deal. This is a nice addition to the Bucs pass rushing group.

    From RotoBaller

    Melvin Gordon Aug 15 9:50pm ET
    Melvin Gordon

    Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III (foot) returned to Monday's training camp practice and was wearing pads. Gordon had been dealing with a minor foot injury that kept him out since last week, but it looks like he's good to go. It remains to be seen if he'll suit up for the team's second preseason game this Saturday against the Buffalo Bills. The 29-year-old veteran was in a near-even timeshare with Javonte Williams in 2021, and although the new Denver coaching staff is expected to divvy up the backfield playing time again in 2022, Gordon should be viewed as more of the 1B to Williams' 1A this time around. Still, Gordon is worth a late-round pick as a handcuff for Williams or as an RB3/flex in deeper leagues.

    From RotoBaller

    Jaylen Warren Aug 15 9:50pm ET
    Jaylen Warren

    Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Jaylen Warren saw some first-team repetitions at training camp practice on Monday with Benny Snell Jr. (knee) still out of action. Warren has flashed this summer and had six carries for 34 yards while catching four of his five targets for 30 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason opener against the Seattle Seahawks. The undrafted 23-year-old led Pittsburgh in touches and is on track to make the roster heading into the regular season behind Najee Harris, Snell and Anthony McFarland Jr. Warren can be ignored in single-season fantasy formats, but he might be worth a late-round flier in deep dynasty/keeper leagues.

    From RotoBaller

    Jayron Kearse Aug 15 9:43pm ET
    Jayron Kearse

    Dallas Cowboys S Jayron Kearse (back) will not participate in practice this week.

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