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Aug
16

Kansas City RB Jones on roster bubble?

After signing a one-year deal with Kansas City during the offseason, speculation began about running back RONALD JONES having a significant role in the team’s offense. Thus far through training campMore and the preseason, Jones could actually be on the outside looking in after struggling to do much of anything noteworthy. The Kansas City backfield is crowded and, so far, Jones has done little to stand out from the likes of fellow running backs CLYDE EDWARDS-HELAIRE, JERICK MCKINNON, seventh-round rookie ISIAH PACHECO, and holdover restricted free agent DERRICK GORE. Less

Source: Team Blog

Aug
16

Bengals QB Burrow returns to practice field

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback JOE BURROW returned to the practice field over the weekend for the first time since undergoing an appendectomy two and a half weeks ago. While it is unclearMore how much Burrow did during Sunday morning’s walkthrough, the fact that he is back on the field is encouraging news for Burrow, the Bengals, and fantasy owners. Less

Source: NFL.com

Aug
16

Broncos RB Gordon returns to practice

After missing a handful of practices last week due to a foot injury, Denver Broncos running back MELVIN GORDON returned to practice on Monday. The Broncos said last week that there were no long-term concerns about his condition, and his return to practice seems to support that original assessment.

Source: NBC Sports

Aug
16

Stafford participating fully in Rams practices

Los Angeles Rams veteran quarterback MATTHEW STAFFORD has had a reduced workload in training camp to deal with his sore elbow, and he appears to be improving. Head coach Sean McVayMore said that Stafford was a full participant in Monday’s practice, adding that Stafford is expected to be a full participant again today. Despite the recent elbow issues, Stafford has stayed healthy for most of his NFL career. He started all 17 games for the Rams last season and also started every game in nine of his last ten seasons with Detroit. Less

Source: NBC Sports

Aug
16

Rams backfield banged up

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay said on Monday that running backs CAM AKERS and DARRELL HENDERSON JR. are not currently practicing as both rushers deal with “soft tissue” injuries.More McVay said that both Akers and Henderson are not at full speed, adding that they would not practice until they return to full speed. In case fantasy owners are wondering about the next man up for the Rams, McVay indicated that KYREN WILLIAMS and JAKE FUNK have been getting reps with Akers and Henderson out. Less

Source: Team Website

Aug
16

Kamara in the clear for 2022?

New Orleans Saints running back ALVIN KAMARA reportedly appears “more and more unlikely” to face a suspension this season. As his case continues to be pushed back (it is not scheduledMore until September 29th) so is the likelihood that any suspension occurs this season. Any NFL discipline would likely wait until the case is resolved. Kamara is expected to eventually face at least a six-game suspension stemming from his alleged involvement in a Las Vegas fight back in February. Less

Source: Team Blog

Aug
15

Rams undrafted rookie WR steals the show in preseason opener

Los Angeles Rams undrafted rookie wide receiver LANCE MCCUTCHEON stole the show in Saturday night’s preseason opener against the Los Angeles Chargers. The undrafted rookie out of Montana State caught 5More passes for 87 yards with 2 touchdowns, including the game winner in the fourth quarter. McCutcheon has also drawn rave reviews from teammate and Super Bowl MVP COOPER KUPP during training camp. He will be one for fantasy owners to monitor in the weeks ahead. Less

Source: Team Blog

Aug
15

Texans rookie RB Pierce impresses in preseason debut

The Houston Texans selected Florida running back DAMEON PIERCE in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft and the rookie has done nothing but impress this offseason. Pierce made hisMore preseason debut against the New Orleans Saints on Saturday, finishing with 5 carries for 49 yards that included an incredible 20-yard burst up the middle of the defense. Sure, it’s early in the preseason, but Pierce flashed vision, balance, and the acceleration needed to succeed as an NFL back. Take note, fantasy owners. Less

Source: Team Blog

Aug
15

Commanders RB Gibson struggles in preseason opener

Washington Commanders running back ANTONIO GIBSON could not have gotten off to a worse start in the team’s preseason opener against the Carolina Panthers. On the offense’s second drive, Gibson tookMore an inside handoff and proceeded to fumble on his way to the ground. Gibson led all running backs with 6 fumbles (4 lost) last season and appears to be picking up where he left off. Meanwhile, rookie third-round running back BRIAN ROBINSON JR. had a nice game running and catching the ball out of the backfield to go along with a rushing touchdown. Less

Source: Team Blog

Aug
15

QBs, rookie WR Pickens stand out in Steelers preseason opener

Pittsburgh quarterbacks MITCH TRUBISKY and MASON RUDOLPH each threw a touchdown in the Steelers first preseason game, while rookie signal caller KENNY PICKETT threw two – including the game winner. HeadMore coach Mike Tomlin said that “it was a good first-time out for all three quarterbacks”. Meanwhile, rookie wide receiver GEORGE PICKENS caught a nice touchdown and continued his impressive preseason. Less

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Aug
15

QBs Mariota, Ridder add dynamic element to Falcons offense

Atlanta Falcons quarterbacks MARCUS MARIOTA and DESMOND RIDDER combined for 82 yards on nine carries in Friday night’s preseason game against the Detroit Lions. After years of a stationary MATT RYANMore at quarterback, the Falcons offense could look significantly different this season. Fantasy owners, however, will need to decide which quarterback will lead the way this year. While Mariota is expected to start the season, the rookie Ridder looked impressive in his debut and could end up starting sooner than later if he continues to impress. Less

Source: Team Website

Aug
15

Giants WR Toney still dealing with leg injury

New York Giants second-year wide receiver KADARIUS TONEY continues to deal with a leg injury and reportedly will not practice again this week. Toney also missed the Giants’ preseason opener againstMore the New England Patriots last Thursday. As fantasy owners may know, Toney had dealt with various injuries since being selected 20th overall in last year’s NFL Draft. Less

Source: Team Blog

Aug
15

Mayfield starts for Panthers, Darnold throws touchdown

BAKER MAYFIELD got the start at quarterback for the Carolina Panthers in their preseason opener at Washington, but fellow signal caller SAM DARNOLD held his own. Darnold threw a red zoneMore touchdown, putting great touch on the pass in an area that he struggled last season. Head coach Matt Rhule said previously that he won’t make a decision on his starter for the season opener against Cleveland until after this Friday’s preseason game against the New England Patriots. Less

Source: ESPN.com

Aug
15

Jets QB Wilson avoids season-ending injury

The New York Jets got some good news when an MRI over the weekend revealed that starting quarterback ZACH WILSON’s knee injury is not as serious as initially feared. Wilson reportedlyMore has a bone bruise and a meniscus tear, with the expectation being that he will miss only 2-4 weeks. Given the timetable, it is possible that Wilson may not miss any regular season games. If Wilson does have to miss the start of the season, he will likely be replaced by veteran backup quarterback JOE FLACCO. Less

Source: New York Post

Aug
15

Colts RB Taylor to sit entire preseason

Indianapolis head coach Frank Reich said that star running back JONATHAN TAYLOR will not play any preseason games heading into the upcoming season. At an injury prone position, the Colts seeMore no benefit to putting Taylor at risk. For fantasy owners hoping to do a thorough evaluation of Colts backup running back NYHEIM HINES, this preseason will provide that opportunity. Less

Source: Indianapolis Star

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