Doss was a standout player in college at UC Davis. He went undrafted in 2019 and the Raiders might've gotten a steal here. He's not the fastest or strongest receiver, but Doss wins with savvy in his routes and good hands. We'll monitor him in deep dynasty formats.
Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) has been mostly limited to doing rehab work on the side with trainers during organized team activities, although he has also been allowed to participate in other aspects of practice - such as the club's jog-thru 11-on-11 periods during the week.
Love this news here. Kupp can be such a big part of the Rams high-powered passing attack and the offense can be so dangerous, even more so than normal, with him on the field. He's currently going off the board at WR20 (4.12) in 12-team PPR leagues.
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has been 'the best of the quarterbacks' in organized team activities so far, according to an unidentified player who spoke to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald recently. However, Josh Rosen has also reportedly 'played well.'
Fitzpatrick is the seasoned veteran with the dad bod...of course he should be the early leader. We also know the wily veteran is wildly inconsistent, so Rosen is going to start at some point this season even if Fitzpatrick wins the starting job in training camp.
No surprise here. Williams is an impressive player due to his size/speed combination. All the attention (positive and negative) has been on the Raiders acquisition of Antonio Brown...and for good reason. However, it's unwise to forget about Williams. He was a great get for them in free agency and has big-game upside (but perhaps not consistency) for Fantasy GMs in 2019. Williams has a current ADP of WR51 (11.08) in 12-team PPR leagues.
Elliott has what was described as a minor altercation with a security guard at a music festival. We think nothing comes of this latest incident with Elliott and don't think it will negatively impact his ongoing contract negotiations with the Cowboys. Elliott is set to get a contract that makes him the highest paid running back in NFL history.
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette is being counted on to have a big season in 2019. 'We're really looking forward to Leonard having a big year,' offensive coordinator John DeFilippo said this week, via the team's official website. 'I'm going to call it what it is: He's going to be a major reason where our offense goes. I'm not going to sugarcoat that. Leonard Fournette needs to be a big part of this offense. The harder he works -- which he is right now -- that's going to be not only good for our offense, but good for our team.'
We're not sure if counting on Fournette is a wise idea. Sure, he's a talented runner who can produce with the best in the game but that's not the full story. Fournette seems to be a player who is a '100 percenter' meaning that he needs to be at full strength to perform at a high level and not like other players who can grind -- and produce -- while dealing with nagging injuries. Perhaps with Nick Foles at quarterback we see a rejuvenated Fournette and he puts up RB1 numbers...and stays healthy of course.
The team doesn't want Michel to get banged up during the offseason. Michel is their talented runner but the backfield is jam-packed with talent. James White, Rex Burkhead and rookie Damien Harris could all be a big part of the backfield if called upon. Last year, Michel's knee was a problem for most of his rookie season and he only appeared in 13 games as the Pats lead back. Michel is currently RB21 (4.04) in 12-team PPR league drafts right now.
Fant is a rookie tight end in a great situation. He's in a TE-friendly offense under new Broncos OC Rich Scangarello (a Shanahan/Kubiak disciple) and with QB Joe Flacco who is known for targeting his tight ends early and often. Jeff Heuerman is no threat to Fant as a receiver, but the Broncos should have some form of TEBC...or just run 2-TE sets in 2019. We see Fant as an interesting TE2 with upside in his rookie season.
We know a few of the teams interested in the veteran defensive tackle. ESPN's Jenna Laine reports the Bengals, Falcons, Patriots, Browns, Colts, and Saints all have varying levels of interest in McCoy. We should see him find a new team soon enough.
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson struggled with his accuracy in organized team activities, and he especially had trouble in the red zone. Jackson showed increased velocity, but several of his passes wobbled through the air. Jackson has impressed with his work in the team's conditioning program this offseason.
This report doesn't mean Jackson's a bust or anything like that, but we will be following the clues we get out of Ravens camp this year. His elite athleticism gives Jackson QB1 upside for Fantasy GMs but he has to become more of a threat as a passer or defenses will catch up to his one-dimensional game. The ability as a passer is there, the Ravens just have to find a way to bring it out of their young quarterback. He's currently going off the board at QB21 (13.05) in 12-team PPR leagues.
Keep a close eye on Dorsett's usage in training camp and the preseason. He's always had the speed to get on top of defenses in the blink of an eye, but Dorsett has never played up to his full potential. The Pats kept him around on a one-year deal earlier this offseason and there is buzz that the team feels he can be a No. 2 wide receiver. He's currently going undrafted in 12-team PPR leagues but that would quickly change if Dorsett wins a starting job...stay tuned.
Harry is going to look polished as that's a hallmark of his game. He is all about setting up routes to maximize yards after the catch. Harry is ultra-competitive and can win contested catches regularly. Called a 'back shoulder boss' by NFL.com's Lance Zierlein, Harry should be a nice fit for the Patriots passing attack. Harry has a current ADP of WR34 (8.02) in 12-team PPR leagues.
Harris was once thought of as a first-round prospect but fell to the third round of the 2019 NFL draft. He's a solid runner with natural vision and instincts for toting the rock. As a receiver, Harris has always been good at catching dump off passes out of the backfield. We'll see how the Patriots use him going forward in a cramped backfield.
Wesley left Texas Tech early and was an undrafted free agent for the Ravens this year. He's 6'5" 200 pounds and caught 88 passes for 1,410 yards and nine touchdowns last year for the Red Raiders. He fell undrafted because of concerns about his speed and athleticism. Wesley has great hands, concentration and can win passes 'above the rim.' We'll see if he can make the Ravens practice squad or 53-man roster...so keep an eye on him in super deep dynasty leagues.
Undrafted out of Louisville in 2019, Smith's production fell off without his college quarterback Lamar Jackson....good thing he's reunited with him in Baltimore. Smith is a size/speed prospect with inconsistent production. We'll see if better coaching and catching passes from Jackson again will help. Smith is a player to watch in super deep dynasty leagues.
Philadelphia Eagles TE Dallas Goedert said his second season in the NFL has been easier than his rookie year. 'Now I can just focus on things I want to get better at rather than learning the playbook,' Goedert said.
We're ready for Goedert to do more too. His landing spot prevented him from having an impact as a rookie in 2018, but the natural talent as a pass-catching weapon is there. Zach Ertz is the top tight end for the Eagles, but we're hoping that Goedert is mixed in a bit more this season. He's a TE2 with upside and potentially a top-10 fantasy tight end if Ertz misses time.
Brown set a career high with five touchdown catches last year...but he did it on only 14 grabs (for 166 yards). We'll see if Brown can stay with this first-team offense and have a larger role in 2019. Seattle has revamped their WR corps this offseason and moved on from Doug Baldwin. With rookie WRs like D.K. Metcalf and Gary Jennings, Brown might not be able to hang onto that premium spot on the depth chart.
Austin will be the return man for the Cowboys this year, and maybe he has a slightly larger role on offense. In 2018, Austin only had eight catches for 140 yards and two receiving touchdowns. He also kicked in another six rushes for 55 yards. Despite the team talking about using him more last year that never materialized. We're actually surprised they brought him back on a one-year deal.
Jennings is a strong possession receiver, measuring in at 6'1" 215 pounds. A fourth-round pick out of West Virginia, Jennings knows how to use his body and strength to win contested passes. He's not the fastest or quickest receiver, using more guile than natural gifts to produce. We'll monitor him in dynasty formats as he tries to win a spot on the depth chart when healthy.
Davis didn't have a great season in 2018. Part of it was injury problems, part of it was quarterback play and the inept Washington offense. He's back now and looking to play significant snaps once again. With Jordan Reed's propensity to get banged up, watch for Davis in deeper leagues. He's a TE2 if (when?) Reed goes down. It was just two seasons ago (2017) that Davis finished the year as the No. 11 fantasy tight end in standard-scoring leagues.
Green is a speed demon, so this hamstring injury can slow him down and that's why the Falcons are being careful. A sixth-round pick in the 2019 NFL draft, Green can contribute as a receiver or return man. He needs to clean up his routes and do a better job handling tight coverage but man alive can this kid fly. We'll watch him in super deep dynasty formats.