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August 24
12:14 AM
T Eifert (CIN)

Tyler Eifert still only jogging on injured ankle
Even if he misses the first week or two, Eifert figures to have a giant role in the Bengals offense once healthy. Paired with a late-round TE like Martellus Bennett or Dwayne Allen, you can feel comfortable drafting him as a top-ten TE with top-five upside.

Fantasy Spin:
Eifert says he hasn't had any setbacks since his May surgery. He remains limited to jogging indoors at practice. It remains unknown whether he will be ready for Week 1.
12:01 AM
M Goodwin (BUF)

Marquise Goodwin in concussion protocol
The speedy Goodwin had claimed the Bills' No. 3 wide receiver spot behind Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods. Greg Little played in three-receiver sets with Watkins out during Saturday's preseason game, and others battling for roster spots include Walt Powell, Jarrett Boykin, Greg Salas and Dezmin Lewis. In the Bills' run-first offense, which also involves the tight ends and running backs in the passing game a fair amount, whoever ends up with the No. 3 job has no fantasy value beyond the deepest best-ball leagues.

Fantasy Spin:
Buffalo Bills receiver Marquise Goodwin is in concussion protocol after hitting his head on the ground during practice Tuesday, Bills coach Rex Ryan said.
August 23
11:13 PM
B Maxwell (MIA)

Byron Maxwell welcomes challenge of Julio Jones
It's great he feels that way because the Dolphins need him to be the player from Seattle that made the Eagles think he was worth a six-year contract of $63 million, with $25 million guaranteed. He didn't live up to that contract, so they dumped him on the Dolphins. Eagles are looking pretty smart so far. Stay tuned.

Fantasy Spin:
The Dolphins traded for Byron Maxwell to face the top receivers of the opposition each week. Dez Bryant pretty much had his way with Maxwell last Friday. This week he takes on Julio Jones. “It’s great,” Maxwell said. “I had Dez, I have Julio. Those are what you want preparing you for the season. Those are two of the best in the league right there. It don’t get no better than that. The game speed, all of that, going against those guys, is going to help and going to be ready for Week 1.”
10:53 PM
J White (NEP)

James White secure in pass-catching role
Lewis tore his ACL in Week 9 and from Week 10-17 as the primary receiving back, White finished as the RB7 in PPR leagues. White's ADP should rise to the middle rounds in drafts as he should be going as a solid RB2 in PPR format.

Fantasy Spin:
ESPN New England Patriots reporter Mike Reiss believes Bill Belichick will place Dion Lewis on PUP to open the season. If this does occur then Lewis will miss at least the first six games of the season and James White will fill in like he did last season. Now that the Patriots know Lewis will need a second surgery, look for Jimmy Garoppolo to build more chemistry with White these last two games of the preseason.
09:11 PM
C Stevens (TEN)

Craig Stevens retiring from the NFL
Craig Stevens made a name for himself by becoming one of the top blocking tight ends in football. Stevens ends his career with 60 receptions, 724 yards, and six touchdowns.

Fantasy Spin:
31-year old TE Craig Stevens has officially decided to retire from the NFL after eight seasons. All eight seasons were played as a member of the Tennessee Titans.
05:26 PM
L Murray (OAK)

Latavius Murray to benefit from Raiders' depth
Murray will be on the field less this season with a quality back-up running back in Washington. Last season, Murray was the fourth-ranked running back in the NFL with 680 snaps. In the 4th quarter of games, Murray averaged more than 2 yards per carry (YPC) less. Washington will get a few carries a game, helping Murray to stay fresh and keep his yards per carry from dropping in the game and throughout the season. Murray will be a quality RB2 on fantasy teams and even sneak into a back-end RB1 role.

Fantasy Spin:
After topping 1,000 yards rushing and going to the Pro Bowl as an alternate while carrying almost the entire running load for the Oakland Raiders last season, Latavius Murray believes he can have an even more productive year this season. He feels this way due to the Raiders adding rookie DeAndre Washington and other potential runners to the mix. “That’s going to be the difference this year for me, having somebody to come in and carry the load for a little while and keep me fresh so when I come in I can do better things and have more of those explosive and big runs that I showed I can have,” Murray said.
04:56 PM
B Roethlisberger (PIT)

Ben Roethlisberger expects to play in Friday's preseason contest
Roethlisberger went on to say, "I wouldn't mind getting hit once. Maybe after the ball is gone, just a little tap from a defensive guy." Clearly, Pittsburgh's signal-caller is eager to get on the field and develop some in-game chemistry with his offensive counterparts before the regular season kicks off. Since his health is crucial to the Steelers' success on offense, Roethlisberger likely won't play for an extended period of time on Friday, but it will be nice to see the star QB take some reps in a preseason contest that is considered a regular season dress rehearsal.

Fantasy Spin:
ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports that Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger plans to play in Friday's preseason game against the New Orleans Saints.
04:09 PM
G Olsen (CAR)

Greg Olsen returns to practice
This is good news for Olsen as he may even play in the Panthers third preseason game on Friday against the Patriots. He had an MRI last week which revealed only back spasms and no structural damage. If healthy, Olsen is a top-3 tight end in fantasy, the situation is worth monitoring for upcoming drafts.

Fantasy Spin:
Greg Olsen returned to practice on Monday after sitting out three practices last week with back spasms.
03:38 PM
C Fleener (NOS)

Coby Fleener is 'a work in progres'
"I'd say it's an ongoing progression," said Sean Payton on Monday. "I think, man, there's some plays that are real good, and then there's some plays where we've got to be a little bit more detailed and that's something that I know he's got to work on." Payton also pointed out that Fleener needs to improve his blocking, but from a fantasy perspective, he should be fine. The Saints offense features the tight end (remember Ben Watson last year?) and he should see plenty of targets.

Fantasy Spin:
Fleener is still learning a new offense in New Orleans and was listed as the Saints number 3 tight end on their unofficial depth chart before last week's game in Houston.
01:40 PM
D Bryant (DAL)

Dez Bryant suffers concussion during practice
Bryant suffered the head injury in practice on Monday but the ailment is not expected to sideline the wideout for an extended period of time. Barring any unforeseen setbacks, Bryant will be available for Week 1 of the regular season.

Fantasy Spin:
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (concussion) suffered a concussion during Monday's practice and has been ruled out of Thursday's preseason contest against the Seattle Seahawks.
12:46 PM
J Gordon (CLE)

Josh Gordon receiving trade interest from other teams
Schefter does say, however, that the Browns aren't looking to trade Gordon at the moment. That could change if a team offers something the team can't refuse. Gordon moving would open up even more opportunities for Corey Coleman and Terrelle Pryor, who would both see a boost in value in all leagues. Nothing is imminent by any means, but this bears keeping a close eye on.

Fantasy Spin:
Adam Schefter reports that multiple teams have inquired about the trade availability of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon.
11:51 AM
A Okafor (ARI)

Alex Okafor hopes to play in season opener
Okafor surprisingly decided not to undergo surgery to repair his torn bicep tendon, and instead intends to play through the injury after consulting with others. His presence provides a pass-rushing boost to the team's outside linebacker position, and if healthy he should generate around five sacks on his own. He is just another reason to own the Cardinals D/ST in redraft leagues.

Fantasy Spin:
Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Alex Okafor (torn bicep) said he hopes to play in the team's season opener.
11:43 AM
T Hali (KCC)

Tamba Hali activated from the PUP list
Hali is a key piece of Kansas City's defense that is returning from injury to participate in football activities for the fist time this summer. The pass rusher will likely miss the preseason, but is expected to be a full-go for Week 1. Kansas City finished the 2015 campaign as the second ranked D/ST in fantasy football with 186 points and an 11.6 FPPG average. In 2016, they should be one of the first units selected in fantasy drafts, however, they could take a step back with the question marks surrounding Eric Berry's regular season status due to a contract dispute with the club.

Fantasy Spin:
The Kansas City Chiefs have activated LB Tamba Hali (knee) from the PUP list on Monday.
11:42 AM
R Nkemdiche (ARI)

Robert Nkemdiche expected to see significant playing time in rookie season
Keim also pointed out that Nkemdiche is "taller, bigger and faster" than former Cardinal Darnell Dockett. Nkemdiche will help improve an already imposing Cardinals defense, and that unit makes for a strong option at D/ST in all fantasy leagues.

Fantasy Spin:
Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said that the team expects rookie defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche to play a significant role in 2016.
11:28 AM
D Prescott (DAL)

Dak Prescott: 'I want to be a starter for this organization one day'
Prescott is entering his rookie season as the favorite to win the No. 2 quarterback job in Dallas behind Tony Romo. Prescott dazzled during his first two NFL contests, albeit, they were preseason games, but impressed enough to likely emerge as the backup signal caller of the Cowboys. Due to Romo's extensive injury history, Prescott is garnering extra attention as the Cowboys tend to implode without their veteran under center. Nevertheless, Prescott is giving the team and fans alike a glimmer of hope in the event that Romo is sidelined once again in 2016.

Fantasy Spin:
Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott spoke to the media on Monday regarding his personal expectations for the upcoming season and his career following a pair of brilliant preseason performances that garnered the rookie a vast amount of hype thus far in his short tenure in the NFL. "My mindset is I want to be a starter for this organization one day, and a starter in this league for a long time," Prescott said via the Dallas Morning News. "I'm going to continue to push myself and make myself the best as I can each and every day."

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