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August 04
02:16 PM
A Foster (HOU)
A Blue (HOU)
C Polk (HOU)

Arian Foster May Need Groin Surgery, Could Be Out Several Months

Houston Texans running back, Arian Foster, suffered a "significant" groin injury during drills at Training Camp. 

Fantasy Spin:

Early reports indicate Foster will need surgery on his groin and will likely keep him out for several months. This is devastating news for anyone who already drafted, which is why we BEG our members to wait until after the 3rd week of preseason. If Foster is sideline for a significant chunk of time, Alfred Blue and Chris Polk will get a BIG boost in action. 

August 03
09:26 PM
K White (CHI)
A Jeffery (CHI)
J Cutler (CHI)
E Royal (CHI)

Bears Keeping Quiet On Kevin White's Return

The Chicago Bears are declining to give a timetable for rookie Kevin White's return/activation off the PUP List. White has been sidelined with a shin injury for roughly six weeks dating back to OTAs.

Fantasy Spin:

White is talented but he's an unpolished route runner and is missing valuable time in camp due to this injury.  If White was practicing we'd have a better grip on his chances of cracking the starting lineup opposite Alshon Jeffery, but for now we are penciling him in as the team's 3rd receiver behind Eddie Royal. 

09:17 PM
A Abdullah (DET)
J Bell (DET)
T Riddick (DET)

Ameer Abdullah Will Fill Reggie Bush Void

Detroit Lions beat writers predict rookie running back, Ameer Abdullah, will play a "similar role as Reggie Bush" did last season. 

Fantasy Spin:

When healthy, Bush was getting around 10 touches (carries+receptions) per game. It's a solid prediction, but we actually think Abdullah will get a bit more action than the 10 touches. He's already locked in as the team's passing down back and with Joique Bell still rehabbing from his injuries, the rookie has been getting a lot of reps with the first team. Abdullah's ADP continues to climb and will peak around the 4th round in PPR leagues by the end of August. 

09:11 PM
B Perriman (BAL)
S Smith (BAL)
J Flacco (BAL)

Ravens Rookie Perriman Missing Time With Knee Injury

Baltimore Ravens first round pick, Breshad Periman, has missed the team's last week of Training Camp practice with a bruised knee.

Fantasy Spin:

Perriman is missing valuable reps with Joe Flacco but he's still locked in as the team's Number 2 receiver opposite of Steve Smith. If the knee injury becomes an issue, we'll be sure to report more details but for now, we still view him as a Top 50 WR for 2015. 

07:58 PM
D Martin (TBB)
C Sims (TBB)

Bucs Will Use Doug Martin As Lead Back

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach, Lovie Smith, confirmed Doug Martin will be the team's lead running back for 2015.

Fantasy Spin:

We've heard whispers of Charles Sims taking over the Number 1 job, but Doug Martin (who is heading into a contract year) has looked good in OTAs and Mini-Camp. Martin was GREAT as a rookie but broke fantasy managers hearts the last two seasons. Given his current ADP in the 7th round, Martin brings good value to managers looking to take a mid-round flyer. 

07:55 PM
L Hankerson (ATL)
R White (ATL)
M Ryan (ATL)
J Jones (ATL)

Hankerson Likely To Win Falcons 3rd WR Job

The Atlanta Falcons grabbed wide receiver Leonard Hankerson in free agency this offseason and so far he's been one of the team's stars of Training Camp. Hankerson is familiar with the team's offense since Kyle Shanahan was the Redskins Offensive Coordinator for two seasons.

Fantasy Spin:

With Julio Jones and Roddy White locked in as the team's Number 1 and 2 wide receivers, Hankerson won't get a lot of action in two wide receiver sets unless Jones or White go down with injury. That being said, the Falcons throw a lot and Hankerson will see the field when the team goes to three wide sets. 

07:52 PM
G Bernard (CIN)
J Hill (CIN)

Gio Bernard To Play Second Fiddle To Jeremy Hill

Bengals beat writers predict running back, Gio Bernard, won't have anywhere near the amount of touches compared to Jeremy Hill.

Fantasy Spin:

It's pretty clear the Bengals are going to use Jeremy Hill as a workhorse back in 2015. Keep in mind Hill is good at catching passes as well, so we may see him on all three downs. That being said, Gio is a very talented runner and the Bengals will have to find ways to get him the football. Gio is a solid flex option in PPR leagues. 

August 01
10:58 AM
J Randle (DAL)
L Dunbar (DAL)
D McFadden (DAL)

Cowboys Plan On Heavy Rushing Attack Again

Dallas Cowboys Offensive Coordinator, Scot Linehan, plans on taking advantage of the best offensive line in the league once again in 2015 by focusing on the rushing attack. Despite losing the NFL's top rusher in 2014 (DeMarco Murray), Linehan said the run heavy game plan "is not going to change."

Fantasy Spin:

This news bodes well for Joseph Randle who is in the driver seat as the team's Number 1 running back. Of course Randle's ADP is going to see a massive increase now that we know he's their starter. Lance Dunbar is in the mix as a change of pace back and with Darren McFadden battling injuries, Randle is the "guy to grab" for the Cowboys backfield. 

10:54 AM
R Wilson (SEA)
J Graham (SEA)
M Lynch (SEA)

Russell Wilson Signs MONSTER Extension

The Seattle Seahawks and QB Russell Wilson agreed on a four year contract extension worth $87.6 million with $60 million guaranteed. Wilson's $21.9 million per year salary is the second highest in the league behind Aaron Rodgers.

Fantasy Spin:

Wilson stepped up his fantasy game in a big way in 2014 thanks to his dominance on the ground. He rushed for 849 yards, 6 TDs to go along with 3,475 passing yards and 20 TDs. Now with Jimmy Graham in the mix, Wilson finally gets a viable Number 1 target. The Seahawks QB is our Number 4 passer on our cheatsheets. 

10:49 AM
D Smith (NYJ)
E Decker (NYJ)
B Marshall (NYJ)
G Smith (NYJ)

Jets Rookie WR Breaks Ribs At 1st Practice

The New York Jets invested a high 2nd round pick on wide receiver Devin Smith in this year's draft but the former Ohio state speedster will miss nearly all of Training Camp and the Preseason with broken ribs.

Fantasy Spin:

Smith was a one trick pony in college but was working hard to improve his route running in OTAs. Without reps in Training Camp and Preseason it will be hard for the rookie to make an impact early in the season. Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker are the only fantasy worthy WRs from the Jets. 

July 30
06:52 PM
J Jones (NYG)
E Manning (NYG)
O Beckham Jr. (NYG)
V Cruz (NYG)

Giants Sign Free Agent Wide Receiver James Jones

The New York Giants signed veteran free agent wide receiver, James Jones, to a one year contract.

Fantasy Spin:

Jones spent last season playing for the Oakland Raiders  but they released him this off-season. Jones is reunited with Giants OC Ben McAdoo who was the Packers QB Coach during Jones' tenure in Green Bay. Jones will compete with the likes of Corey Washington and Dwayne Harris for the team's Number 4 receiver duties. 

03:49 PM
M Mariota (TEN)
Z Mettenberger (TEN)

Move Over Mettenberger, Whishenhunt Names Mariota The Starter

Tennessee Titans head coach, Ken Whisenhunt, has officially named No. 2 overall pick, Marcus Mariota, the team's starter for 2015. Zach Mettenberger will be his backup. 

Fantasy Spin:

Not exactly a major announcement considering the Titans invested the Number 2 overall pick to take the former Oregon QB. Mettenberger was a deer in headlights last year as a rookie and didn't do much to impress the coaching staff enough to give him a second chance at competing for the starting job. 

03:42 PM
D McFadden (DAL)
J Randle (DAL)

Surprise Surprise Darren McFadden Starts Camp On PUP List

Dallas Cowboys running back, Darren McFadden, will open up Training Camp on the team's active/PUP list with a hamstring injury.

Fantasy Spin:

Surprise Surprise. McFadden is hurt and his hamstrings are the problem. This opens the door for Joseph Randle to earn the starting job without much competition considering McFadden is sidelined. 

03:39 PM
J Bell (DET)
A Abdullah (DET)

Joique Bell Opens Camp On PUP List

Detroit Lions running back, Joique Bell, opened up Training Camp on the team's active/PUP List.

Fantasy Spin:

Bell hasn't participated in OTAs or Mini-Camp due to Knee and Achilles surgery and looks like he'll miss the early portion of Training Camp. With Bell sidelined, rookie Ameer Abdullah will take first team reps in the Lions backfield. 

July 29
06:44 PM
C Hyde (SFO)
K Hunter (SFO)
R Bush (SFO)

Bad News For Carlos Hyde San Fran Plans On Using RBBC

The San Francisco 49ers plan on using a running back by committee in 2015 according to team beat writers. 

Fantasy Spin:

Once Frank Gore left via free agency, many believed Carlos Hyde would take over as the featured runner. But then Kendall Hunter got healthy this offseason and the team signed Reggie Bush. We expect Hunter and Bush to be featured more as a passing back, making Hyde the 1st and 2nd down RB along with duty as the goal-line back. Hyde is more in line as a flex option not necessarily a RB2 which is what he's currently being drafted as. 

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