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Josh Jacobs Enters 2021 With Lowered Fantasy Value

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs has rushed for at least 1,000 yards in each of his NFL seasons, but the addition of Kenyan Drake and the lack of receiving upside for Jacobs has his fantasy value lower than it’s been in past seasons. Last season, Jacobs had 273 carries plus 45 targets. Both of those numbers should drop, but Jacobs is still going to enter 2021 as the team’s lead back, leaving plenty of room for upside. The overall RB8 in half PPR last season, Jacobs is currently being drafted as the RB21 on FFPC. This has turned Jacobs into a bit of a value, though no one should expect Jacobs to finish as an RB1 this season barring a Drake injury. Still, he can be a solid RB2 option each week.

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O.J. Howard Practices For First Time

For the first time since tearing his Achilles in October, Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard has practiced with the team. Entering his fifth NFL season, Howard — a former first round pick — looks like he isn’t going to fulfill the massive promise that he entered the NFL with, though maybe another year with quarterback Tom Brady can help get Howard back on

Colts Need Michael Pittman Jr. To Take Next Step

The Indianapolis Colts enter the 2021 season without a true No. 1 receiver for quarterback Carson Wentz, as T.Y. Hilton has seen his numbers dip the past two seasons. The team will be looking for second-year receiver Michael Pittman Jr. to be the guy who steps up and takes on that role. According to Zak Keefer of The Athletic, Pittman is ready for that role,

Blake Haubeil, Tucker McCann Battle For Titans Kicker Job

The Tennessee Titans have a kicker battle in training camp, with Blake Haubeil and Tucker McCann competing for the job. Neither player has attempted a field goal in an NFL game, so training camp results will matter a lot here, which is why Thursday’s showing from both players was such a disappointment. Turron Davenport of ESPN says that both kickers were 3-for-5 kicking, with both

Melvin Gordon III In Line To Be “Clear-Cut Starter”

Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III “is in line to be the clear-cut starter at running back,” says The Athletic’s Nick Kosmider. While the team drafted Javonte Williams and signed Mike Boone, it appears those two will mainly work as relief for Gordon, at least in the early going. Gordon spent last training camp fighting with Phillip Lindsay for that lead role, something that

Teddy Bridgewater Appears To Have Edge In QB Competition

Through two training camp practices, it looks like Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has the lead over Drew Lock in the team’s competition to be the Week 1 starter. The Athletic’s Nick Kosmider reports that “there has been only one ball thrown by quarterback Teddy Bridgewater that has hit the ground during team drills.” Bridgewater has looked like the team’s most accurate passer, but even

Bills Sign Bug Howard

The Buffalo Bills have signed free agent tight end Bug Howard, a 28-year-old from the University of North Carolina. Howard has bounced around NFL teams but has mainly just been a practice squad guy, though he did see some playing time in 2019 for the Atlanta Legends in the Alliance of American Football, as he had 17 catches for 220 yards that season. Howard is

Taysom Hill, Jameis Winston Continue To Swap Reps

It appears we’re in for a real quarterback competition in New Orleans, with Saints head coach Sean Payton saying that Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill will swap reps daily as the first-team QB. Winston’s received the most praise so far in camp, but Hill’s still a clear threat to Winston in the battle for the starting role. For fantasy purposes, both players have upside if

Jacob Harris Sidelined For Next Couple Weeks

Los Angeles Rams tight end Jacob Harris will be held out of practice for the next couple of weeks after undergoing a procedure for a core injury. While it doesn’t sound like the injury will impact Harris’ availability for the regular season, he’ll be missing valuable practice time, which is especially important as Harris is a rookie who is converting to tight end. He already

Laviska Shenault Jr. Showing Off Improved Athleticism And Route Running

Jacksonville Jaguars second-year wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. looks like a different player early on in training camp. Per John Reid, Shenault is “bigger, faster and [a] better route runner” than he was as a rookie. Reid’s report regarding Shenault comes on the heels of persistent positive buzz earlier in the offseason. Between reports backing Shenault’s continued development and highlighting Trevor Lawrence’s impressive camp, the

Curtis Samuel Among Three Washington Players On COVID-19 List

The Washington Football Team placed wide receiver Curtis Samuel, defensive tackle Matt Ioannidis, and cornerback Chris Miller on the COVID-19 list on Thursday. This comes after Samuel was put on the Physically Unable to Perform list at the start of camp after sustaining a groin injury during the team’s minicamp in June. This isn’t an ideal way for Samuel to begin his tenure with his

Alfred Morris Expected To Sign With The Giants

Free-agent running back Alfred Morris is visiting the New York Giants on Thursday. He will get into the team’s facility next week and is expected to sign then. The 32-year-old logged 55 carries for 238 rushing yards, and one touchdown over nine games for the Giants in 2020. If he makes the roster, Morris will provide the Giants running back depth and serve as the

Rashard Higgins Dealing With Sore Ankle

The Cleveland Browns will be without wide receiver Rashard Higgins for the next few days. Higgins rolled his ankle during practice on Wednesday and will be out at least for Thursday’s session. Head coach Kevin Stefanski told reporters that Higgins should be fine. With Higgins out, Donovan Peoples-Jones should see some extra reps with the first team. Higgins will attempt to win the WR3 job


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