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The Paur Report

Lead Fantasy Editor Jeff Paur comes to RealTime Fantasy Sports from the Sporting News where he worked on the Fantasy Source as a fantasy expert. Jeff also has experience working for various media outlets, including print, radio and television. If you have any questions or comments, please email Jeff at jeff@rtsports.com.
Training Camp Preview: NFC South

This is the seventh preview in a series of training camp previews. We will continue to release the previews throughout the week. The previews give you a quick look at each team, going over position battles and injuries to watch in camp. The season is right around the corner.

Falcons

The Falcons window might be closing some, so this could be a make or break year for the team. The talents is still there now, but some of their key veterans are close to moving out of the prime years of their careers. So much of this camp will be focused on managing the health of those older players and fixing the flaws from last year to get them over the hump. Atlanta is very talented, but not getting any younger. [Full Story]

Training Camp Preview: NFC North

This is the sixth preview in a series of training camp previews. We will continue to release the previews throughout the week. The previews give you a quick look at each team, going over position battles and injuries to watch in camp. The season is right around the corner.

Packers

The Packers had a rare down season last year, but that was mainly because of the injury to Aaron Rodgers. So much of the focus of this camp will be the health of Rodgers. The Packers need a healthy Rodgers if they hope to achieve big-time success. He makes the team go. Green Bay also has some intriguing position battles at running back and receiver. Needless to say, this should be an entertaining camp for Packer fans. [Full Story]

Training Camp Preview - NFC East

This is the fifth preview in a series of training camp previews. We will continue to release the previews throughout the week. The previews give you a quick look at each team, going over position battles and injuries to watch in camp. The season is right around the corner.

Eagles

The Eagles won the Super Bowl last year, so expectations will be very high for the coming year. And much of this camp will focus on the return of quarterback Carson Wentz from injury. Wentz was playing at an MVP-level before getting hurt. He will have a lot of pressure on him to play at a high level once again, especially with the backup leading the Eagles to a Super Bowl victory. [Full Story]

Training Camp Preview: AFC West

This is the fourth preview in a series of training camp previews. We will continue to release the previews throughout the week. The previews give you a quick look at each team, going over position battles and injuries to watch in camp. The season is right around the corner.

Raiders

The Raiders have a lot of new this training camp, most notably head coach Jon Gruden. Much of camp will focus on Gruden, who has a lot of pressure on him to get this squad going back in the right direction. Gruden was given a huge contract, so expectations are high for him. He already started putting his stamp on the team during the offseason, so we will get an idea if his personnel moves are the right ones, starting in training camp. [Full Story]

Training Camp Preview: AFC South

This is the third preview in a series of training camp previews. We will continue to release the previews throughout the week. The previews give you a quick look at each team, going over position battles and injuries to watch in camp. The season is right around the corner.

Titans

The Titans have high hopes for the coming season after making the playoffs last year. Things are looking up for this young squad. Tennessee will look to take that next stop forward, starting in training camp this year. The young, core players need to take their games to an even higher level this year, which is possible. So the growth of the team might be the key to training camp this year for the Titans. [Full Story]

Training Camp Preview: AFC North

This is the second preview in a series of training camp previews. We will continue to release the previews throughout the week. The previews give you a quick look at each team, going over position battles and injuries to watch in camp. The season is right around the corner.

Steelers

The Steelers had a great season last year but came up short in the playoffs. They will look to get over the hump this year, taking that next step to the Super Bowl. The pieces are in place but the big issue might be LeVeon Bell, who continues to want a new contract. He is likely to miss much of training camp unless he gets a new deal. This is a situation to watch. Normally, a player that misses a lot of camp has some struggles in the regular season. This hasn't been the case with Bell in recent years, but still remains a situation to monitor. [Full Story]

Training Camp Preview: AFC East

This is the first in a series of training camp previews. We will continue to release the previews throughout the week. The previews give you a quick look at each team, going over position battles and injuries to watch in camp. The season is right around the corner.

Jets

The Jets made a lot of moves this offseason, looking to rebound from their 5-11 season from last year. The biggest changes are offensively, having several key new players at quarterback, running back and receiver. The offensive unit will try to get on the same page during training camp and get the team moving back in the right direction this year. [Full Story]

Bounce-back Candidates

For the most part, winning your fantasy league means taking a few chances. You can win by playing it safe but playing it safe isn't going to work most of the time. So thinking outside the box a little is a good way to put your team over the top.

One way to think outside the box is to look at some bounce-back candidates. These are guys that underperformed last year or the previous few years, but seem primed for a better season. They are important players to grab because these players carry less value come draft day. Bounce-back players can become great values for fantasy teams as the season progresses. Here are a few of our favorite bounce-back candidates for the coming season. You might want to target some of them come draft day.

Eli Manning, QB, Giants . Manning had maybe his worst season as a pro last year, but he was without his top two receivers most of the year, including stud receiver Odell Beckham. Needless to say, the loss of Beckham is a huge one for the passing game and Manning. A healthy and motivated Beckham should make the passing game much, much better. Manning will have Beckham, Sterling Shephard and Evan Engram as his top three receivers - something he rarely had last year. Don't give up on Manning just yet. He can rebound from last year. [Full Story]

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    Kavon FrazierJan 24 07:43p

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    Philadelphia Eagles RB Jay Ajayi (ankle) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Jan. 24.

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    Raekwon McMillanJan 24 04:23p

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