This is great news for Luck, Colts fans and fantasy owners alike. He said he will continue with his plan of throwing for a few days then taking a day off until training camp. We'll see the Colts ease Luck into action during training camp and the preseason.
In seven games last year, Watson set the league on fire...mostly with his arm (19 passing touchdowns) but also with his legs. During that time, Watson ran 36 times for 269 yards and two touchdowns. He injured his knee in November, but Watson is on track to participate fully in training camp and the preseason.
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins has been learning all of the team's receiver positions during the offseason, which will allow him to line up all over the field. Watkins says head coach Andy Reid has been helping him become a better player by making him learn the entire route tree.
He's always had the ability to do more, but injury and inconsistency have held back Watkins during his pro career. Now with the Chiefs, Watkins joins a talented group of weapons including guys like WR Tyreek Hill, RB Kareem Hunt and TE Travis Kelce. With only one 1,000-yard season (2015) to his name, we could see Watkins approach those numbers...if he can stay healthy...in 2018.
Buffalo Bills DE Shaq Lawson has not lived up to expectations since entering the league and training camp will be an important time for him, according to general manager Brandon Beane. Beane said Lawson performed well during offseason workouts.
A first-round pick of the Rex Ryan regime back in 2016, Lawson has only six sacks in 21 career games. Reports earlier this year indicate that Lawson has lost 12 pounds and is dedicated himself to getting into better shape. It's a make-or-break year for Lawson, and some who cover the Bills believe he's not only competing for a spot in the rotation but also his spot on the 53-man roster.
Nelson was a top-10 pick for a reason. He's athletic and nasty as a run-blocker. Nelson should be able to blast open holes for the Colts rushing attack in 2018, and his play will be key in protecting QB Andrew Luck from inside pass rushers.
It's a good move for the Bears new head coach. Nagy was incredibly creative with weapons like WR Tyreek Hill in Kansas City, and we can't wait to see what he can do with a player that has Cohen's skill set. Cohen is not as fast as Hill, but he's lightning quick and can create his own space as a runner or after the catch. He is going off the board at RB31 (6.08) in 12-team PPR leagues, showing what kind of flex appeal he's got for fantasy owners in 2018.
A fifth-round pick in 2015, Diggs is in the final year of his rookie contract. Diggs has never played a full 16-game season, but he does seemed poised for a breakout in 2018. We'll see what kind of connection he can build with new QB Kirk Cousins, and projecting Diggs for the first 1,000-yard season of his career is not outlandish (career high of 903 yards in 2016).
The Colts have revamped their offensive line this offseason...and for good reason. Smith is huge, measuring in at 6'6" 315 pounds and bends really well for a man his size. While at Auburn, Smith gained experience at both guard and tackle but he projects as a guard only in the NFL.
Ward has experience at nickel back and safety, but the team wanted to see how he performed at cornerback this offseason. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan has previously stated that Ward could be a quality backup at any position in the secondary if he doesn't win a starting job.
Tennessee Titans RB Akrum Wadley said he believes he has the ability to play in the NFL and plans to make an impression during training camp. He said he believes that he improved during organized team activities.
Wadley lacks the measurables (5'9" 194 pounds) of a featured runner, but he does run hard and has a good tempo while being patient for holes to open up. During his college career at Iowa, Wadley posted 14 100-yard rushing games and finished with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons on the ground. He's fourth on the depth chart behind Derrick Henry, Dion Lewis and David Fluellen. We'll be monitoring Wadley in deep dynasty leagues.