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    Marlon Mack Aug 16 1:13pm ET
    Marlon Mack

    Dynasty | Texans running back Dameon Pierce continues to excel and could be starting early in the regular season Dynasty Analysis: With only Rex Burkhead and Marlon Mack ahead of him on the depth chart, there's little reason to not project Pierce as the starter in short order. By all accounts, the rookie has had a fantastic few months and looked the part in his first preseason action. A popular second-round rookie selection, Pierce, DLF's RB38, is looking to be a fine upside-potential back for dynasty coaches looking for a well-valued rookie asset.

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    Saquon Barkley Aug 16 1:13pm ET
    Saquon Barkley

    Dynasty | Giants contract-year running back Saquon Barkley has looked explosive in camp Dynasty Analysis: The narrative on Barkley all offseason has been about his health, explosiveness and his expected bounce-back season. Truth be told, Barkley has always had the capability and potential but a combination of unavoidable significant injury and poor offensive play has rendered the once-great back to almost to dynasty afterthought status. Barkley's value has been percolating higher once again as hopes rise that 2022 is the year he returns to his rookie-year form. Now in a contract year, the chances of him returning to the team in 2023 seem remote though a big year could bring franchise tag consideration. In any case, 2022 is as true a make-or-break season as can be had for the running back for another stretch of missed games due to injury will likely send him to the dynasty doghouse for good. Saquon Barkley is found as a tenuous-but-rising RB11 on DLF's running back rankings.

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    Russell Wilson Aug 16 1:13pm ET
    Russell Wilson

    Dynasty | Broncos receiver Courtland Sutton should have a career-best season Dynasty Analysis: Both Sutton and third-year receiver Jerry Jeudy are said to be in for big seasons as the addition of Russell Wilson should allow both to finally realize their potential. Sutton has been somewhat of a safety blanket for Wilson thus far in camp and both have established working chemistry. He only has two touchdowns and 18 games played over his past two seasons as injury and poor quarterback play have combined to make for disappointing production. As such, Sutton's ADP has been mired in a slide but has stabilized following the Wilson trade. Playing in his age-27 season, the DLF WR3-valued (WR30) asset may be considered an upside value target for enterprising dynasty coaches but another lost or poor season will send him back to out-of-favor status.

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    Brandon Aiyuk Aug 16 12:50pm ET
    Brandon Aiyuk

    ESPN's Nick Wagoner doesn't believe it's outrageous to think that San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk could lead the team in receptions and yards in 2022, barring another injury. He has been the team's most consistent offensive performer in training camp, and the rapport he built with quarterback Trey Lance in the offseason is a real thing. Aiyuk looked good last summer before tapering off at the start of the regular season when he suffered a hamstring injury late in the preseason. The 24-year-old finished with 56 catches (84 targets) for 826 yards and five touchdowns in 17 regular season games in his second NFL season. With Deebo Samuel and George Kittle still around, Aiyuk should be considered a WR3 with upside in fantasy football drafts.

    From RotoBaller

    George Pickens Aug 16 12:40pm ET
    George Pickens

    No matter who wins the starting quarterback job for the Pittsburgh Steelers, rookie wide receiver George Pickens is likely to be a significant factor on offense this year. The Steelers also have Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool, but Pickens has carved out a role with his impressive footwork and contested-catch abilities. He's been a favorite target of both Mitch Trubisky and Mason Rudolph, which makes him a stash candidate in single-year fantasy football drafts, at the very least. With the Steelers likely to push the ball down the field more often than in recent years, the 21-year-old has plenty of upside in his rookie season. ESPN's Brooke Pryor thinks it's a possibility that Pickens has nine or more receiving touchdowns.

    From RotoBaller

    Jonathan Taylor Aug 16 12:30pm ET
    Jonathan Taylor

    ESPN.com's Stephen Holder still thinks Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor is a good pick at No. 1 overall in fantasy football drafts, even with the Colts planning to reduce his workload in Year 3. Holder expects Taylor's touches to be lower than in 2021, but his propensity for big plays still makes him the best fantasy option. He had explosive plays (10-plus yards) on 15.1 percent of his carries last year. Among 1,000-yard rushers, only Nick Chubb had a higher rate at 18 percent. Taylor was also 12th among RBs with nine yards per catch, so he can also do damage in the passing attack. Quarterback Matt Ryan should make the Colts offense more efficient as well. Despite the possibility of a smaller workload in 2022, fantasy managers should still be plenty happy taking Taylor with the first overall selection.

    From RotoBaller

    Saquon Barkley Aug 16 12:30pm ET
    Saquon Barkley

    New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley is expected to have a huge workload this year without much depth behind him, as long as he can stay healthy. Barkley has become an injury risk, but he has looked the best he has in years in training camp this summer. Quarterback Daniel Jones and head coach Brian Daboll have described Barkley as "explosive" to describe what they've seen. The strength of the Giants offensive line looks to be its run-blocking, and Barkley should be more involved in the passing game in 2022. The 25-year-old former second overall pick didn't look like himself last year while returning from injury, but he appears to be fully healthy now and is rising on draft boards as a low-end RB1.

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    Jerry Jeudy Aug 16 12:20pm ET
    Jerry Jeudy

    With Denver Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick (knee) out for the year, receivers Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy will have more prominent roles in the offense. Quarterback Russell Wilson has shown in training camp that he's going to move the ball around to find favorable matchups, but he's also shown in practices that when he really needs a completion or has been moved off his spot by the pass rush, he's looking for Sutton. But it remains to be seen if that tendency will hold up in games, and Jeudy is too good of a route-runner to not be a factor. If both Sutton and Jeudy stay healthy throughout the year, ESPN.com's Jeff Legwold thinks they'll both have their best years. Sutton is slightly more attractive as a WR2 in fantasy football because he has more experience and has a 1,000-yard season under his belt, but both pass-catchers could have very nice seasons with Wilson as their QB.

    From RotoBaller

    Dameon Pierce Aug 16 12:20pm ET
    Dameon Pierce

    According to ESPN.com's DJ Bien-Aime, Houston Texans rookie running back Dameon Pierce could take over the starting job by the first month of the regular season. Former Indianapolis Colt Marlon Mack has the most production of the group, which also features Rex Burkhead, but Pierce is the most explosive. It's only a matter of time until offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton makes Pierce the lead guy in this backfield. Pierce looked good in the team's first preseason game on Saturday against the New Orleans Saints, too, carried five times for 49 yards. The 22-year-old fourth-rounder might not have a huge role early on, but he clearly has the most fantasy upside of any RB in Houston and is worth a late-round flier in single-year leagues as an RB3/4.

    From RotoBaller

    Brian Robinson Jr. Aug 16 12:13pm ET
    Brian Robinson Jr.

    Dynasty | Antonio Gibson is practicing with the Washington special teams this week. Dynasty Analysis: While everything in August needs to be taken with a giant grain of salt, it's clear Ron Rivera was not happy with Gibson's fumble-filled performance in the preseason opener. This, combined with the hot start from Brian Robinson, should have dynasty managers who have an un-handcuffed Gibson very concerned. After this week's game, Rivera was quoted as saying, "Antonio's got to run harder. When he starts to shuffle and go sideways, that's when he struggles." Putting Gibson on special teams is a clear shot across the bow. While there has been no changing of the guard on the top of the depth chart, Gibson needs to play better quickly. His hold on the ranking of RB19 may be generous.

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    Antonio Gibson Aug 16 12:10pm ET
    Antonio Gibson

    Washington Commanders running back Antonio Gibson is playing the slot on the punt-block team in training camp practice, which appears to be a new development. Special teams coordinator Nate Kaczor likes running backs in the slot because the role is similar to pass protection. In the past, it's been rookie Brian Robinson in that spot. Robinson fumbled in the team's preseason opener against the Carolina Panthers and carried the ball two times for only four yards. Robinson looked much better in the first preseason action and could already be taking over as the team's primary running back. Gibson has produced 1,832 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns in his first two NFL seasons, but J.D. McKissic will also steal touches away in 2022, making Gibson a shaky RB2 commodity entering the regular season.

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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

    ESPN.com'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.

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    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.

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    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.

    From RotoBaller

    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

  • NFL Week 1
    Bills52u
    Rams+2.5
    Thu 8:20pm ET
    Saints41u
    Falcons+5.5
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    49ers42u
    Bears+6.5
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Steelers44.5u
    Bengals-6.5
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Eagles46.5u
    Lions+4.0
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Patriots44.5u
    Dolphins-2.5
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Ravens45u
    Jets+7.0
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Jaguars44u
    Commanders-3.5
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Browns41.5u
    Panthers-1
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Colts44u
    Texans+8.0
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Giants43.5u
    Titans-6
    Sun 4:25pm ET
    Packers48u
    Vikings+2.0
    Sun 4:25pm ET
    Chiefs53u
    Cardinals+3.0
    Sun 4:25pm ET
    Raiders52u
    Chargers-3.5
    Sun 4:25pm ET
    Buccaneers50.5u
    Cowboys+1.5
    Sun 8:20pm ET
    Broncos41.5u
    Seahawks+5.0
    Mon 8:15pm ET
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