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INSIDE THIS ISSUE

1. ATL - WR Julio Jones limps off
2. ATL - WR Julio Jones will practice Friday
3. CHI - OLB Leonard Floyd carted off
4. NYJ - RB Matt Forte dealing with injury
5. BAL - RB Kenneth Dixon day-to-day
6. NYG - WR Victor Cruz avoids PUP list
7. CLE - RG3 not being handed starting job
8. CLE - QB Josh McCown was steady in spring
9. CLE - QB Austin Davis has chance to stick
10. SEA - Two key Seahawks may start on PUP list
11. NE - QB Tom Brady, QB Jimmy Garoppolo share snaps
12. DET - RB Ameer Abdullah making progress
13. BUF - WR Sammy Watkins to stay in stride with QB
14. DEN - QB Nick Foles not an option in Denver
15. MIN - Minnesota eyeing QB Nick Foles?
16. DAL - QB Nick Foles to join Dallas?
17. BUF - Buffalo among those in on QB Nick Foles
18. BAL - RB Justin Forsett expects to be bell cow
19. MIN - QB Nick Foles could start for Vikings
20. DET - TE Eric Ebron earns praise from Matt Stafford
21. ATL - TE Austin Hooper will be featured in camp
22. NYJ - Bad news for QB Geno Smith, QB Bryce Petty
23. KC - S Eric Berry planning lengthy holdout
24. BAL - RB Lorenzo Taliaferro on PUP list
25. CLE - Cleveland will name starting QB soon
26. TB - WR Kenny Bell impressing early in camp
27. PIT - Little chance Le'Veon Bell wins appeal
28. WAS - OLB Junior Galette placed on NFI list
29. PIT - Date set for Le'Veon Bell's appeal
30. PIT - TE Ladarius Green placed on PUP list
31. NYJ - QB Ryan Fitzpatrick will be starter
32. ATL - WR Mohamed Sanu in tune with Matt Ryan
33. NYJ - QB Ryan Fitzpatrick working with starters
34. ATL - RB Tevin Coleman utilized in passing game
35. WAS - WR Josh Doctson shut down until healthy
36. DEN - OLB DeMarcus Ware may be cleared soon
37. BUF - QB Tyrod Taylor extension possible
38. JAX - CB Jalen Ramsey looking good
39. CHI - WR Alshon Jeffery mum on contract talks
40. CAR - WR Corey Brown adds weight
41. BAL - WR Mike Wallace goes to NFI list
42. BAL - QB Joe Flacco happy with practice
43. NYJ - Several Jets players on PUP list

1. ATL - WR Julio Jones limps off

Source: ESPN.com - Vaughn McClure

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (undisclosed) left practice hobbled Thursday, July 28, and is flexing his legs on the sideline.

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Well, let's not fire up the Apocalypse Alarm yet. It doesn't look serious right now and there is a long way to go before Week 1. We still expect him to be a great WR1 option for Fantasy GMs.

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2. ATL - WR Julio Jones will practice Friday

Source: ESPN.com - Vaughn McClure

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (undisclosed) will return to practice Friday, July 29, but head coach Dan Quinn would not disclose the nature of Jones' injury.

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We still expect him to be a solid WR1, but would love a little more info on the issue. Until we get it, we have to just keep the upside in mind and see what he does in practices in the coming weeks.

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3. CHI - OLB Leonard Floyd carted off

Source: ESPNChicago.com - Jeff Dickerson

Chicago Bears LB Leonard Floyd (undisclosed) was carted off the field Thursday, July 28, with an undisclosed injury. An update is expected after practice.

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The good news is, reports say it was illness related, not a major injury. "He was sick," coach John Fox told Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune. "He couldn't make it through. ... He's been sick the last couple days." We hope this really is the case and he'll be back when he feels better.

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4. NYJ - RB Matt Forte dealing with injury

Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

Updating a previous report, New York Jets RB Matt Forte (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, July 28, because of a hamstring injury. Head coach Todd Bowles said Forte is considered day-to-day at this point.

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We're not terribly worried and would rather have him shut down for a bit than for him to battle through and have more lasting damage. Forte should take a little hit to his carries and overall numbers but should still be a solid RB2, with RB1 upside in PPR leagues, though his targets will probably drop a little.

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5. BAL - RB Kenneth Dixon day-to-day

Source: ESPN.com - Jamison Hensley

Updating previous reports, Baltimore Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon (knee) is considered day-to-day because of his medial collateral ligament sprain. Head coach John Harbaugh said Dixon could return to practice as early as Friday, July 29.

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He already had a lot of work to do in order to get a significant piece of the carries away from Justin Forsett, who is still considered the starter. His durability was a pre-draft concern, so this will just reinforce that. We think he looks like an RB5 or so right now, but every snap he misses sets him further back.

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6. NYG - WR Victor Cruz avoids PUP list

Source: New York Daily News - Ralph Vacchiano

New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf, knee) will not be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list but will be limited during the early part of training camp.

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Cruz has looked good this spring and early summer but we are leery of getting too excited before he gets tackled for the first time. We have him ranked as a WR7 right now, though he has upside. We just don't know how close to the old Cruz he will be.

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7. CLE - RG3 not being handed starting job

Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III won't be handed the starting job, although all signs point to him winning the gig. 'No, it's still a ways away in my mind, but I feel good about where we are and I feel good about the process that we've been in for those guys,' head coach Hue Jackson said. Griffin is trying to beat out veteran QB Josh McCown, as well as journeyman QB Austin Davis and rookie QB Cody Kessler.

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Of course he's not being handed the job, the Footballguys update writer said sarcastically. Certainly he should see stiff competition from such renowned signal callers as Josh McCown, Austin Davis and rookie Cody Kessler, he wrote while rolling his eyes so hard they fell out of his head. Joking aside, if Griffin can't win the job and loses to this group of lovable mutts, he should consider another job. Griffin should be the QB1 in camp though no better than a QB3 on your fantasy roster.

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8. CLE - QB Josh McCown was steady in spring

Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown looked more ready in spring practices than QB Robert Griffin III, and he knows the offensive line well while having a rapport and timing down with some of the receivers. McCown posted a 93.3 quarterback rating in 2015, 14th in the NFL. However, the team isn't expected to build around a quarterback who is 37. He might be kept around as an insurance policy in case QB Cody Kessler isn't ready.

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It's what he does. McCown is a slightly older version of Ryan Fitzpatrick—he has his moments, but he will fall on his face on occasion and as Cabot points out, you aren't building a franchise around him. We firmly believe Robert Griffin III will be the winner of the camp battle.

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9. CLE - QB Austin Davis has chance to stick

Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Cleveland Browns QB Austin Davis has a chance to stick around with the team if the organization elects to deal or release QB Josh McCown during training camp and the preseason. Davis was signed to a two-year contract extension through 2017, but only $600,000 is guaranteed.

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There's no way four quarterbacks end up in camp, Cody Kessler isn't getting cut and we expect Robert Griffin III to win the starting job. That leaves one job for McCown and Davis, and given that McCown has little upside, we could see Davis remaining. Of course, that leaves almost no experience behind Griffin if he were to get hurt.

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10. SEA - Two key Seahawks may start on PUP list

Source: ESPN.com - Sheil Kapadia

Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) and TE Jimmy Graham (knee) will not practice when training camp begins Saturday, July 30. Both players will be brought along slowly and could begin camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. They are still both on track to be ready for Week 1 of the regular season, however, according to general manager John Schneider.

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Rawls is a bigger concern as he has a huge role to fill with Marshawn Lynch retiring. Graham was already a guy expected to be on the bench for much of camp, and hasn't been a big factor in Seattle yet anyway. Rawls has RB2 potential, but not if he can't stay healthy. Hopefully this is just lingering recovery time from his fractured ankle in December.

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11. NE - QB Tom Brady, QB Jimmy Garoppolo share snaps

Source: ESPNBoston.com - Mike Reiss

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady received the first snaps during quarterback drills and seven-on-seven drills during practice Thursday, July 28, while QB Jimmy Garoppolo received the first snaps during 11-on-11 drills. Garoppolo went 11-for-14 during the team drills, while Brady went 8-for-14.

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The Patriots need to keep preparing for the full season even as they prepare to not have Brady for the first four weeks. No worries, Brady will continue to see plenty of action in camp. There's no doubt Brady will put up QB1 numbers, but his overall value takes a hit because you won't get a full season from him. He's going in he seventh round in terms of ADP, about QB7 off the board. You're still going to have to fight for him if you want him. And then you either need a good second option or Garoppolo and a lot of faith.

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12. DET - RB Ameer Abdullah making progress

Source: DetroitLions.com - Tim Twentyman

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (shoulder) is making progress in his recovery from a shoulder injury and should be ready to practice since he was not placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

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Abdullah has to prove that he's more than just a change-of-pace back. Even though he's the lead back for the Lions, the team should use at least use Theo Riddick as a receiving back. Someone like Zach Zenner could also get work as the team's goal-line back. Abdullah is a high-end RB3 for fantasy owners.

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13. BUF - WR Sammy Watkins to stay in stride with QB

Source: The Buffalo News - Jay Skurski

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) said he and QB Tyrod Taylor have something planned to make up for the lost time in training camp. 'We're not going to go the whole time without doing anything,' Watkins said. 'We're going to get on the right page and make sure we stay there. It's really good that he's progressing, now I've got to progress with him.'

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We're happy to hear this because given the potential lack of talent behind Watkins at receiver, he's going to get a lot of targets. We already thought Watkins would be a decent WR2 and this makes us feel more confident about it.

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14. DEN - QB Nick Foles not an option in Denver

Source: NFL Network - James Palmer

Free-agent QB Nick Foles (Rams) isn't an option the Denver Broncos are interested in, according to head coach Gary Kubiak.

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With the Jets re-signing Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Broncos out of the hunt, there is very little interest in Foles, at least publically. On Mike & Mike Thursday morning, Matt Hasselbeck said that he knew plenty of NFL coaches who liked Foles and might want a shot with him. It will be as a backup though, so he is unlikely to be a roster priority in fantasy.

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15. MIN - Minnesota eyeing QB Nick Foles?

Source: BleacherReport.com - Jason Cole

Free-agent QB Nick Foles (Rams) might be of interest to the Minnesota Vikings, one of three teams believed to be in on the quarterback, according to a source. The Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys are also believed to be interested.

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We could see this, but as Shaun Hill is a competent backup we could also see this as smoke via Foles' agent. Could they hedge their bets with Teddy Bridgewater though, by adding Foles? Possibly, but that would be a bad optic for the front office, so we aren't sure we buy this.

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16. DAL - QB Nick Foles to join Dallas?

Source: BleacherReport.com - Jason Cole

Free-agent QB Nick Foles (Rams) is drawing interest from the Dallas Cowboys, joining the Buffalo Bills and Minnesota Vikings, according to a source. The New York Jets also had interest in Foles, but after signing QB Ryan Fitzpatrick it's unlikely the Jets are still interested.

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We'd think the Cowboys and Bills are the most likely landing spots as the Cowboys know their backup situation is beyond shaky and the Bills are clearly not sold on Taylor, though a rumored extension could change things there. He could compete for a role in Buffalo, but anywhere else he would be a pure backup.

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17. BUF - Buffalo among those in on QB Nick Foles

Source: BleacherReport.com - Jason Cole

The Buffalo Bills are one of three teams interested in free-agent QB Nick Foles (Rams), a source said Wednesday, July 27. The Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings also have interest, while the New York Jets were interested but are now likely out after re-signing QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.

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They aren't in love with Tyrod Taylor, so this makes sense. We could even see Foles pushing for snaps in camp. Taylor is a low-end QB2, but his added value is his legs, something Foles doesn't bring to the table. Which means that Foles might actually be less desirable in this offense than Taylor.

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18. BAL - RB Justin Forsett expects to be bell cow

Source: CSNMidAtlantic.com - Clifton Brown

Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett expects to hang onto the starting job and do the bulk of the work at the running back position ahead of RBs Javorius Allen, Kenneth Dixon, Lorenzo Taliaferro and Terrance West. The team also has RB Trent Richardson (knee) competing for a roster spot. While Forsett might be optimistic, he is 31 and the team is leaning toward reducing his carries.

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Forsett seems to have recovered from his broken arm, but that age is a concern to some. The veteran back has low mileage on his body as he didn't start getting a large workload in the pros until a couple of years ago. As the Ravens will reduce his carries a little we expect him to be more of an RB3 than the RB2 he might be if he got 20-25 carries every game.

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19. MIN - QB Nick Foles could start for Vikings

Source: 1500ESPN.com - Patrick Reusse

Free-agent QB Nick Foles (Rams) would be given the chance to start for the Minnesota Vikings if he does sign.

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This is shocking and hard to believe. The Vikings made a significant investment in Teddy Bridgewater and still haven't given him enough leash to really know what he is capable of. We don't buy this and think it's a report just throwing stuff at the wall and wondering if it will stick. If this happened, GM Rick Spielman would have to be fired. We don't have a lot of excitement for him as a fantasy quarterback and really see him as a decent backup as a QB3, but that doesn't mean the Vikings are ready to jettison Bridgewater.

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20. DET - TE Eric Ebron earns praise from Matt Stafford

Source: DetroitLions.com - Tim Twentyman

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron is more mature, according to QB Matthew Stafford. 'He's a guy that wants to put the work in,' Stafford said. 'I'm expecting a lot of good things from him.'

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We still don't know what to make of Ebron, who is very talented but hasn't yet reached what we think his potential is. Consider him a TE2 right now, and don't be shocked if this is the year. Now that Stafford has no Calvin Johnson, the ball could find its way to many new and interesting places, like Ebron's hands. However, we think the addition of WR Anquan Boldin cuts into Ebron's potential the most of any receiver on the Lions roster.

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21. ATL - TE Austin Hooper will be featured in camp

Source: AtlantaFalcons.com - Andrew Hirsh

Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper made at least three difficult catches over the middle and near the sideline Thursday, July 28.

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Message! Hooper may not have a huge impact this year, but it's worth watching on a team with shaky options for Matt Ryan to throw to beyond Julio Jones. He's TE3 material (with intriguing upside) in redraft this year but should be owned in all Dynasty leagues.

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22. NYJ - Bad news for QB Geno Smith, QB Bryce Petty

Source: ESPNBoston.com - Field Yates

New York Jets QB Geno Smith and QB Bryce Petty were atop the depth chart, but now that the team has re-signed QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to a one-year deal either Smith or Petty might be looking for a new team by the regular season opener.

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There are two ways the Jets can go. They can keep Smith and cut Petty, hoping he slips through waivers to land on the practice squad or they can cut or trade Smith, though that leaves them with no experience behind Ryan Fitzpatrick. We think they take their chances with Petty getting grabbed off waivers, and keep Smith on the bench just in case. It's a smart play, given the brutal early schedule.

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23. KC - S Eric Berry planning lengthy holdout

Source: The Kansas City Star - Terez A. Paylor

Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry appears ready to holdout through the preseason, as he is displeased with the team's inability to reach a long-term contract agreement with him this summer. Veterans are expected to report to training camp Friday, July 29, and head coach Andy Reid said Tuesday, July 26, that he has communicated with Berry via text this summer but was uncertain of Berry's plans.

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Veteran skip camp, so this is no worry. Berry knows the defense, he's likely in great shape and he can step in during the preseason and be fine. We do think it's crazy he isn't signed to a long-term deal yet, but that may be coming. On the field, missing some practices won't hurt the savvy veteran.

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24. BAL - RB Lorenzo Taliaferro on PUP list

Source: The Baltimore Sun - Jeff Zrebiec

Baltimore Ravens RB Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Thursday, July 28.

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25. CLE - Cleveland will name starting QB soon

Source: ESPNCleveland.com - Tony Grossi

Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson said the team will name their starting quarterback before their first preseason game.

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Fantasy owners shouldn't be holding their breath here. We think Robert Griffin III will be announced as the starter, and he's a QB3 in our eyes.

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26. TB - WR Kenny Bell impressing early in camp

Source: The Tampa Tribune - Roy Cummings

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Kenny Bell has impressed early in camp. He caught two slant passes in practice Thursday, July 28, and outran defenders.

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As Han Solo would say (if he were an NFL coach or media pundit): "Look, good against guys in T-shirts and shorts is one thing. Good against real defenses? That's something else." He played really well last year in camp before getting hurt and missing the year. We know the team loves him because they flew him to road games even though he wasn't active. There have been some reports that are contrary to Cummings' glowing write-up so this will require a constant eye. Just a month ago people were saying he wasn't a lock to make the final roster.

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27. PIT - Little chance Le'Veon Bell wins appeal

Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Mike Florio

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell has vowed not to miss any games due to suspension for reportedly missing several drug tests, but no sources with knowledge of the situation believe he has a strong chance to win the appeal. As such, RB DeAngelo Williams would be in line to carry the load until Bell returns.

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Which means Deangelo Williams goes from important handcuff to must-have player. You have to avoid overvaluing him, as he is likely to have RB1 value for just four weeks, but he could have some great production in that span. If you have Bell, you had better jump early on Williams. For four games he will put up RB1 numbers, but for the season he has no more than RB3 or RB4 upside, barring another injury to Bell.

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28. WAS - OLB Junior Galette placed on NFI list

Source: NFL - Nick Shook

Washington Redskins LB Junior Galette (Achilles') was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Thursday, July 28.

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Washington is going to have quite a scramble on its hands trying to fill this void. The defense looks like it could be on the rise, so this is a significant hit.

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29. PIT - Date set for Le'Veon Bell's appeal

Source: ESPN.com - Jeremy Fowler

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell's appeal for his four-game suspension is tentatively set for mid-August, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

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So far it sounds like he will not win it, which means DeAngelo Williams will be an RB1 for the first month of the season and a critical handcuff for Bell owners the rest of the way.

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30. PIT - TE Ladarius Green placed on PUP list

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Ed Bouchette

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green (ankle) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Thursday, July 28.

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Green has so much talent but his constant injuries hold him back. We think he has the ability to be a TE1, but this setback is a concern so at best he's a TE1/TE2 and someone we now have to watch in camp.

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31. NYJ - QB Ryan Fitzpatrick will be starter

Source: Newsday - Bob Glauber

New York Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick will be the starting quarterback in 2016, according to head coach Todd Bowles.

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This is less shocking than finding out Darth Vader is Luke's father but more than discovering Superman and Batman both have moms named Martha. On the serious tip, of course we knew this and Fitzpatrick should be a low-end QB2 in this offense, given the continuity of it. Fitzpatrick is an able backup with some upside, but that schedule scares us....like Zack Snyder doing another DC movie.

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32. ATL - WR Mohamed Sanu in tune with Matt Ryan

Source: AtlantaFalcons.com - Andrew Hirsh

Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu and QB Matt Ryan showed excellent chemistry Thursday, July 28. Ryan hit Sanu in stride and connected with the receiver on a number of timing throws where Sanu ran crisp routes.

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Sanu is a great practice player who sometimes can figure it out on the field as well, but often doesn't. He'll have an excellent chance to burn defenses across from Julio Jones, but we just don't trust him and see him as a WR5/WR6 this season.

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33. NYJ - QB Ryan Fitzpatrick working with starters

Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

New York Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is receiving most of the snaps with the first-team offense during practice Thursday, July 28. QB Geno Smith has also received a few snaps with the starters.

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As expected. We still expect Smith to be there just in case Fitzpatrick implodes or gets hurt this season, since nobody else has experience. Bryce Petty is likely to be cut and stashed on the practice squad if at all possible. Fitzpatrick is a low-end QB2 or a solid QB3. He has the weapons and was solid last year but the schedule and his meltdown in Week 17 keep us leery of him.

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34. ATL - RB Tevin Coleman utilized in passing game

Source: AtlantaFalcons.com - Andrew Hirsh

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman ran a number of passing route during 11-on-11 drills Thursday, July 28.

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Coleman was banged up last season but seems healthy now. Devonta Freeman will be the main back here, but Coleman may see more work on passing downs than last year. He's still no more than an RB5 or solid handcuff to Freeman.

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35. WAS - WR Josh Doctson shut down until healthy

Source: Redskins.com

Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (Achilles') will be shut down until he is '100% healthy,' according to head coach Jay Gruden. Gruden noted the team was not satisfied with how Doctson's Achilles' was progressing.

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We can scratch him off your redraft lists as he will miss a lot of vital and critical prep-time. We expect Pierre Garcon to get a bump from the WR5 position we have him in, while DeSean Jackson should remain a WR3/WR4. We still love Doctson's long-term upside in dynasty leagues. Also, Jamison Crowder should remain as the team's WR3 with Doctson shut down.

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36. DEN - OLB DeMarcus Ware may be cleared soon

Source: The Denver Post - Troy E. Renck

Denver Broncos DE DeMarcus Ware (back) is expected to be cleared to practice by Friday, July 29, according to head coach Gary Kubiak.

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The team is expected to be cautious with Ware and keep him out practice early. In the meantime, this means more reps for guys like Shane Ray and Shaq Barrett.

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37. BUF - QB Tyrod Taylor extension possible

Source: The Buffalo News - Vic Carucci

Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor could sign a contract extension before the season starts, according to sources. The two sides are talking relatively frequently, but nothing is considered imminent.

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Basically a low-end QB2 for fantasy purposes, it would be more of an impact from a dynasty standpoint than a redraft. Taylor is the starting quarterback in Buffalo, contract or no.

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38. JAX - CB Jalen Ramsey looking good

Source: The Florida Times-Union - Ryan O'Halloran

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie CB Jalen Ramsey (knee) looked impressive in his first practice of training camp Thursday, July 28. He locked up receivers in press coverage and displayed good instincts, strength and explosiveness.

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If Dante Fowler Jr is back to 100% health while both Ramsey and Myles Jack stay healthy, this defense has a tremendous foundation. The Jaguars are a team which is on the upswing and should be a tough franchise to play in the next few years.

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39. CHI - WR Alshon Jeffery mum on contract talks

Source: ESPN.com - Jeff Dickerson

Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery did not engage in discussing his failed bid to secure a long-term contract Thursday, July 28. 'Right now I'm in the process ... I'm focusing on football,' Jeffery said. 'I'm just focused on this year. Anything else will take care of itself.'

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Between this and Martellus Bennett's contract issues, which led to his trade, you have the wonder if the Bears think good players just grow on trees. Jeffery is one of the best young receivers in the game, an easy WR1 in fantasy and someone we think you don't just get off the street. You'd think they would want both he and Kevin White, so we expect this to get done. Still, if he leaves at the end of his contract we think Bears fans should be a bit alarmed.

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40. CAR - WR Corey Brown adds weight

Source: ESPN - Britt McHenry

Carolina Panthers WR Corey Brown (shoulder) said he added 20 pounds after working out and rehabbing his shoulder all offseason.

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Brown is looking to find a role. He played well a few times last season, but was left in the dust by Devin Funchess and Ted Ginn. With the return of Kelvin Benjamin, Brown's touches are bound to reduce further. Right now he's worth no more than a flier late in your fantasy drafts.

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41. BAL - WR Mike Wallace goes to NFI list

Source: ESPN - Jamison Hensley

Baltimore Ravens WR Mike Wallace (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Thursday, July 28.

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Already? Self-proclaimed "better than he ever was with the Steelers" Wallace failed the conditioning test twice. He will pass it eventually but it makes us feel even more confident in our assessment of him as a WR6. Wallace just isn't someone anyone—Ravens included—can depend on.

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42. BAL - QB Joe Flacco happy with practice

Source: ESPN.com - Jamison Hensley

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (knee) said he felt comfortable during practice Thursday, July 28, but wishes he was able to complete more passes. He did not try to run during practice but did move around the pocket. It is not known if he will receive any playing time in the first preseason game or if the team will hold him out until the third preseason game.

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As Flacco is coming off an injury, the Ravens may take it easy with him, so we might not see him do much before Week 1. We're not sure how well he'll play and the receiving options around him are middling, so right now we see him as a low-end QB2 with upside, but we could see him rise up the rankings as his reps get more numerous and we see how healthy he is.

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43. NYJ - Several Jets players on PUP list

Source: The Associated Press - Dennis Waszak Jr.

New York Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson (leg), OG James Carpenter (undisclosed), OT Breno Giacomini (undisclosed) and CB Kendall James (undisclosed) were placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Thursday, July 28.

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We knew Wilkerson would end up there but Carpenter and Giacomini are concerns as the Jets are desperate for a healthy line. Luckily Chan Gailey's offense is quick and can overcome a shaky line.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for being part of Footballguys. We're stoked that you're sharing some of your season with us. Have a great Friday and we'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

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