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  Ravens | Javorius Allen must be decisive     Sun May 28, 11:10 PM

Baltimore Ravens RB Javorius Allen has been told he needs to be more decisive when running the ball and needs to hit the hole harder.

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  Buccaneers | Jeremy McNichols still sidelined    Sun May 28, 09:46 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jeremy McNichols (shoulder) is still not participating in OTAs as he recovers from shoulder surgery.

Footballguys view: The rookie is a bit buried on the depth chart at this time, so there's no need to rush him. McNichols is a no-nonsense runner and decent receiver out of the backfield. He could one day be a starter, but the fifth-round pick is behind Doug Martin, Charles Sims and Jacquizz Rodgers at this time.

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  Titans | DeMarco Murray looks sharp    Sun May 28, 09:14 PM

Tennessee Titans RB DeMarco Murray looked good during OTAs and showed no signs of the toe injury that hampered him at the end of last season, according to Jim Wyatt of TitansOnline.com.

Footballguys view: Murray can be a beast in the Titans backfield, and he's certainly a quality fantasy asset. As the lead back, Murray is a clear cut RB1 and could finish as a top-5 fantasy running back. His current ADP is RB8 (2.03) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon the Week 1 third-down back?    Sun May 28, 08:35 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon could serve as the third-down back for the first few games as RB Giovani Bernard (knee) works his way back from knee surgery, according to beat writer Geoff Hobson, and Hobson believes Mixon will be a big part of the running back rotation even when Bernard is healthy.

Footballguys view: Mixon may begin the season as a change-of-pace back, but he's got the natural talent to be one of the best starters in the league. Jeremy Hill may begin the year as the starter, but we think Mixon could overtake him at some point during the year. Stay tuned to this battle in training camp.

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  Jets | Three Jets could be used as returners    Sun May 28, 04:27 PM

New York Jets RB Elijah McGuire, WR Jalin Marshall and WR Frankie Hammond Jr. are expected to be kick and punt return options during training camp, but the team could also look to add a veteran returner at some point. Marshall is facing a four-game suspension for a performance-enhancing drug violation.

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  Lions | No rush for Theo Riddick to return    Sun May 28, 11:21 AM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) is unlikely to do much at OTAs as the team has a history of bringing back established players from injury slowly, per ESPN's Michael Rothstein.

Footballguys view: The Lions know what he can do and how to effectively use Riddick as their primary pass-catching back. He should be worked back in during training camp. Fantasy owners are drafted Riddick at RB31 (7.03) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Patriots | Dion Lewis' roster spot likely safe    Sun May 28, 11:08 AM

New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis still has a spot on the club despite the additions of Mike Gillislee and Rex Burkhead this offseason, likely as a kickoff returner and reserve running back who will play 15 to 20 snaps per game, but ESPN's Mike Reiss.

Footballguys view: James White is in the backfield as well, so as you can see the Patriots are jam-packed at the position. Gillislee should be playing the LeGarrette Blount role in 2017 with White as a change-of-pace back. The roles for Burkhead and Lewis on offense will be small unless injuries strike ahead of them on the depth chart.

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  Packers | Ty Montgomery continuing his RB education    Sat May 27, 06:16 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Ty Montgomery admits he was running on instincts for most of last year following his position change from wide receiver, but he feels much more comfortable after a full offseason at his new position.

Footballguys view: Montgomery is atop the depth chart at running back for the Packers, but he'll have better competition behind him this year. Rookie Jamaal Williams (BYU) was the team's fourth-round pick, and he's got the ability to be a grinder in the mold of a Jordan Howard (Bears). Fellow rookie Aaron Jones (UTEP) should compete for touches in the backfield as well.

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  Vikings | Jerick McKinnon bigger, better in 2017?    Sat May 27, 06:03 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon trained with former teammate Adrian Peterson in Houston during the offseason and weighs 211 pounds, up from 200 a season ago. McKinnon is reportedly not only stronger, but faster as well.

Footballguys view: McKinnon is kind of the forgotten man in the Vikings backfield. With the addition of free agent Latavius Murray and rookie Dalvin Cook, McKinnon will have more competition for touches. We'll see how this RBBC shakes out in training camp, but most expect Cook to emerge as the leader at some time this season.

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  Bears | Three Bears kick returner options    Sat May 27, 02:49 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen, RB Benny Cunningham and WR Deonte Thompson are expected to compete for the kick returner job during training camp.

Footballguys view: Cohen may be the most exciting player to watch here. Nicknamed "Tarik the Freak" in college at North Carolina A&T, Cohen has some Darren Sproles (Eagles) to his game because of his compact build (5'6" 179 pounds) and incredible foot frequency.

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  Lions | Detroit adding Matt Asiata    Fri May 26, 08:13 PM

Free-agent RB Matt Asiata (Vikings) agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions Friday, May 26, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Asiata joins a Lions backfield to give them another power option behind Zach Zenner. Ameer Abdullah is likely the lead back, but he's not built to be a grinder in the NFL. That's where Zenner comes in...and oh yeah, Theo Riddick will still be a fine pass-catching option for the Lions in 2017. Asiata is no lock for the final roster.

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  Jaguars | Chris Ivory impresses head coach    Fri May 26, 04:12 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Chris Ivory looks to be in much better shape than he was in last season, according to head coach Doug Marrone.

Footballguys view: That's good news for Ivory, but the bad news is that he'll be playing behind 2017 first-round pick Leonard Fournette this season. Ivory will compete with T.J. Yeldon for touches behind Fournette.

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  Raiders | Elijah Hood signs contract    Fri May 26, 04:06 PM

Oakland Raiders seventh-round draft choice RB Elijah Hood signed his four-year contract Friday, May 26. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Hood is a banger who can grind between the tackles. He's not creative or elusive as a runner, but Hood has the power to create his own space with the rock. The rookie from North Carolina will compete for a spot on the 53-man roster and learn behind Marshawn Lynch.

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  Jaguars | Leonard Fournette showing off hands early    Fri May 26, 02:08 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette impressed head coach Doug Marrone with his ability to catch the ball during OTAs, according to 1010XL AM's Hays Carlyon.

Footballguys view: Fournette is going to be the centerpiece of the Jaguars offense as a runner, but don't discount how he can contribute as a receiver. The volume of touches, coupled with his amazing natural talent, automatically gives him RB1 upside for fantasy owners. Right now, Fournette is going off the board at RB13 (3.08) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook fitting in    Thu May 25, 11:50 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook isn't working with the first-team offense yet but is fitting in nicely, according to offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. 'He's a very instinctive runner,' Shurmur said. 'He'll get his foot down and gets up the field. He's actually pretty instinctive when it comes to who to block in pass protection and he catches the ball extremely well.'

Footballguys view: Cook runs a bit like Edgerrin James used to for the Colts back in the day. He needs to hang onto the rock as fumbling was a problem for him at Florida State. As a runner, Cook has the vision and instincts to creatively find running lanes in order to gash defenses. Don't be surprised if the rookie ends up being the top back in the Vikings revamped backfield. He's competing with free agent addition Latavius Murray for touches.

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  Steelers | James Conner nursing sore hamstring    Thu May 25, 10:42 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (hamstring) has not been participating in OTAs because of a pulled hamstring.

Footballguys view: Hamstring injuries are known to linger if not treated properly. The rookie from PITT is a powerful runner who can get stronger as the game goes on. The Steelers will ease him back into action when he's ready, and we expect Conner to win the backup job behind Le'Veon Bell in 2017.

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  Raiders | Marshawn Lynch not participating    Thu May 25, 09:25 AM

Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch isn't participating in organized team activities, but he has been present this week getting acquainted with teammates.

Footballguys view: We love the idea of Lynch behind this offensive line, but if Derek Carr is healthy the Raiders will throw the ball a lot, which could limit Lynch's upside. He's also had a year off of football, so what shape he's in and how he handles transitioning back into things will also impact his numbers. That said, if Lynch is motivated as he has been in Seattle, he could have a really nice season and will face few stacked boxes.

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  Chargers | Branden Oliver impressive in OTAs    Wed May 24, 11:17 PM

San Diego Chargers RB Branden Oliver has caught the attention of QB Philip Rivers this spring.

Footballguys view: Oliver hurt his Achilles' last August and missed the 2016 season. It sounds like he's back to full strength as Rivers was raving about him in OTAs. Oliver will compete with guys like Kenneth Farrow and Kenjon Barner to be the change-of-pace back behind Melvin Gordon.

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  Chiefs | C.J. Spiller finally healthy?    Wed May 24, 10:26 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB C.J. Spiller reportedly looks as 'healthy and spry as he has in years,' according to a source.

Footballguys view: Spiller's 1,000 yard season (2012) is a distant memory, and he certainly hasn't looked like his old self in years. If he's back to full strength, there's no guarantee the veteran will make the final roster. Spiller is going to compete with Charcandrick West for the no3 spot on the depth chart behind Spencer Ware and Kareem Hunt.

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  Dolphins | Jay Ajayi set for huge workload?    Wed May 24, 10:02 PM

Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi could get as many as 350 rushing attempts if the running back stays healthy and plays all 16 games, according to head coach Adam Gase.

Footballguys view: Ajayi had a breakout season last year in 2016 with 260 carries for 1,272 yards and eight rushing touchdowns but he didn't really get going until Week 6 against the Steelers. The clear starter from day one this year, Ajayi has a real chance to improve on his numbers from 2016. Fantasy owners should consider him a RB1 with the upside to be a top-5 guy at the position. His current ADP is RB9 (2.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Lions | Ameer Abdullah looks good at workout    Wed May 24, 05:03 PM

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) accelerated through openings and changed direction without breaking stride during organized team activities Wednesday, May 24.

Footballguys view: Good news for Abdullah here. He's coming back from a foot injury that limited him to two games in 2016. Abdullah is likely to be the Lions featured back this year, even though he'll be splitting time in the backfield with Zach Zenner and Theo Riddick. He's got a current ADP of RB27 (6.06) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott expected back next week    Wed May 24, 03:42 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (head) is expected to participate in organized team activities next week, according to head coach Jason Garrett.

Footballguys view: The Cowboys are taking it easy on Elliott after this minor car crash that caused a minor head injury. It seems like a major injury was dodged here.

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  Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott to be held out of OTAs    Wed May 24, 12:45 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (head) will not participate in OTAs after he suffered a head injury as a passenger in a minor car accident Sunday, May 21.

Footballguys view: The accident was described as being minor, and the team is saying this is not a concussion. The Cowboys are wisely taking it easy on their superstar running back. We may get more information on this injury in the near future. Stay tuned.

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  Packers | Ty Montgomery has a better understanding    Wed May 24, 11:42 AM

Green Bay Packers RB Ty Montgomery has a better understanding of the mental aspect of being a running back and admitted that he ran a lot on instincts last season. 'I was running a lot on instincts. I knew where I was supposed to be going, but it was instinct,' Montgomery said. 'Now, I know techniques. I know rotations and linebacker positions, and fronts and understanding gap rules and what the defense is supposed to be doing. Now when I get out there, I know my reads and my aiming points and I can just add that to my instincts. I'm excited to do that.'

Footballguys view: Montgomery has to be considered the frontrunner for the starting RB job in Green Bay...for now. He's going to be facing some quality competition this summer for that top spot on the depth chart. Rookies Jamaal Williams (4th round, BYU) and Aaron Jones (5th round, UTEP) are likely to push Montgomery for the starting gig. We like Williams because of his power and intent running style. When all is said and done, don't be surprised to see the Packers implement a RBBC featuring all three backs.

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  Redskins | Matt Jones won't attend OTAs    Wed May 24, 09:18 AM

Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones won't attend organized team activities, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Not really a surprise here. Jones was a healthy scratch for all but seven games last year and the team has moved on with guys like Rob Kelley and rookie Samaje Perine. Add in Chris Thompson as a change-of-pace back and you can see how there's no room for Jones. He'll be traded or released and try to latch on with another team in the NFL.

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  Buccaneers | Tamp Bay signs two more rookies    Tue May 23, 05:15 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jeremy McNichols and LB Kendell Beckwith signed their four-year rookie contracts Tuesday, May 23. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: McNichols is a good all-purpose back who will work himself into the mix. He's a good pass-catcher and efficient with his movement as a runner. McNichols is competing for touches behind Doug Martin with guys like Jacquizz Rodgers and Charles Sims.

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  Broncos | Jamaal Charles ready by training camp?    Tue May 23, 04:34 PM

Denver Broncos RB Jamaal Charles (knee) hopes to be ready for action by training camp, according to head coach Vance Joseph. Charles will rehabilitate and get back to good health during organized team activities.

Footballguys view: The Broncos are giving Charles the time he needs to get as close to full strength as he possibly can. When healthy (perhaps in training camp), Charles will compete with C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker for touches/snaps in the backfield. Charles could work in a RBBC behind Anderson, and he could at least be a pass-catching back for the team.

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  Buccaneers | Charles Sims taking part in OTAs    Tue May 23, 03:07 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (shoulder) practiced during organized team activities Tuesday, May 23, after being cleared to practice Monday, May 22. Sims underwent shoulder surgery sometime this offseason.

Footballguys view: It's a good sign for Sims who was knocked out late last year with this injury. The team has a collection of RBs, and with Doug Martin suspended the first three games of the year we could see Sims worked into the mix. He'll compete for touches with Jacquizz Rodgers and rookie Jeremy McNichols.

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  Jets | Backfield committee to be used by Jets    Tue May 23, 02:31 PM

New York Jets RBs Matt Forte and Bilal Powell will serve as a two-man backfield committee this season, according to offensive coordinator John Morton. Morton added that the offensive gameplan will vary from week to week, but a timeshare is expected.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners were already expecting some form of split between Powell and Forte. The news has been cooked into their current average draft position. Powell sits at RB24 (6.02) while Forte is at RB40 (8.09) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin working with first team    Tue May 23, 11:56 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin has been working with the first-team offense in organized team activities Tuesday, May 23.

Footballguys view: Even though Martin is suspended the first three games of the year, he can workout with the team from now through training camp. He can even play in preseason games, but once the regular season starts he will be away from the facility. During that time, the Bucs should feature a RBBC with guys like Jacquizz Rodgers, Charles Sims and Jeremy McNichols.

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  Broncos | Denver plans on using RB committee in '17    Tue May 23, 12:36 AM

Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph is planning on using a running-back-by-committee system in the upcoming season. 'You need two or three guys that can carry the load,' Joseph said. 'It is no longer a one-guy position. I'm excited to have Jamaal (Charles), C.J. (Anderson), (Devontae Booker), even De'Angelo (Henderson) in the mix there. It's a good group. It's going to be competitive, and that's the way it should be.'

Footballguys view: This is not news. The Broncos don't have a lead back as Anderson hasn't been able to stay healthy for a full 16 games. They'll use Charles (if healthy) as a change-of-pace back behind Anderson. Booker will be used as a spot runner and potential starter if Anderson is injured again. Anderson has the most fantasy value, and his current ADP is RB17 (4.06) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott's investigation ongoing    Mon May 22, 05:27 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott remains under investigation for an incident he was allegedly part of in July, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Footballguys view: No charges were filed in this incident by authorities, so it's difficult to understand what the league is waiting on. Whenever they make a decision, we'd be surprised if any suspension came of this.

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  NFL | Reggie Bush still wants to play    Mon May 22, 04:29 PM

Free-agent RB Reggie Bush (Bills) believes he has a lot left to prove in the NFL and wants to continue his playing career. Bush added that he's still working out, staying in shape and looking forward to playing football 'this season.'

Footballguys view: Last year was a bad season for the veteran back. He only carried the ball 12 times for minus-3 yards with the Bills. His last 1,000 yard season was in 2013, and Bush simply isn't the player he used to be. Bush has spoken to a few prospective teams, but he's going to be patient and make sure he makes the right decision.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard will be limited at OTAs    Mon May 22, 03:50 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) will be a limited participant when organized team activities begin Tuesday, May 23.

Footballguys view: There's no need for the Bengals to rush Bernard back. They have Jeremy Hill and rookie Joe Mixon to split time at running back in OTAs and into training camp. Bernard continues to recover from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered last season.

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  Lions | Ameer Abdulla staying focused    Mon May 22, 02:19 PM

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) said he's attacking this offseason with a more focused mindset and working as hard as he can to be the best player he can be. The third-year running back also hopes to leave his injury woes behind him. He's focused on the little things and the work he has to do to maintain his body for the NFL after suffering a season-ending foot injury in Week 2 last season.

Footballguys view: Abdullah needs to stay healthy more than stay focused, but we get the drift of this article. He's a dynamic runner and very dangerous in the open field, but we've always felt Abdullah was better suited as a part-time running back. He sits atop the depth chart but will likely split time with Theo Riddick and Zach Zenner at the position.

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  Redskins | Chris Thompson expects bigger role    Mon May 22, 09:00 AM

Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson is expecting a bigger workload this season because he proved to head coach Jay Gruden that he was durable.

Footballguys view: Thompson shouldn't get too excited. Washington already has Robert Kelley and rookie Samaje Perine as the lead backs on the depth chart. Those two are going to eat up most of the touches/snaps in the backfield..but mostly on rushing downs. When it comes to being the primary third-down or pass-catching back, that is all Thompson's gig.

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  Jaguars | Leonard Fournette must adapt    Sun May 21, 09:02 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette was more effective running behind a fullback in college, and beat writer Ryan O'Halloran believes Fournette's biggest adjustment in the NFL will be receiving carries out of the shotgun and not regularly having a fullback.

Footballguys view: Fournette can thrive in a single-back set as he doesn't need a fullback to follow or blast open holes for him. Running from the shotgun is a different animal as defenses often have a "tell" as to where the play is going simply from the formation. Fantasy owners should see RB1 upside in the rookie from LSU, but right now you can get him at a RB2 price. Fournette has a current ADP of RB14 (3.12) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Bills | LeSean McCoy to be busy?    Sat May 20, 10:02 PM

Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Rick Dennison said he likes 'ball possession' and believes RB LeSean McCoy, the running game and the offensive line are the strengths of the offense.

Footballguys view: Dennison comes from the Shanahan/Kubiak coaching tree, and that is great news for fantasy owners. Already a top fantasy back anyway, McCoy should eclipse the 203 and 234 carries he's had each of the last two seasons in Buffalo. His current ADP is RB4 (1.08) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Falcons | GM confident about Devonta Freeman deal    Sat May 20, 02:35 PM

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said he is confident that the team will be able to sign RB Devonta Freeman to a contract extension. Dimitroff said talks between the two sides likely will occur around the start of training camp.

Footballguys view: Dimitroff is confident, and we are too. Earlier reports indicate Freeman wants "elite" money for a running back. That likely puts him around $7-9 million annually. It's a hefty price to be sure, but Freeman is coming off back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons and worth it. We should see something get done around the time of training camp.

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  Chiefs | Kareem Hunt to be the top back?    Sat May 20, 12:37 AM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt will lead the team in rushing and be the leading receiver among the running backs, according to beat writer Adam Teicher.

Footballguys view: Keep an eye on this situation as Hunt was one of our favorite rookie RBs in this draft class. He can run with power, although he's not a guy who just wants to bull over defenders. Hunt can make people miss, and he's capable as a receiver too. The Chiefs will use a RBBC, but Hunt may be the lead back in that group which includes guys like SPencer Ware and Charcandrick West.

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  Raiders | Marshawn Lynch fitting in    Fri May 19, 11:32 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch is making progress on the field and has 'meshed very well' with the rest of the team, general manager Reggie McKenzie said Thursday, May 18.

Footballguys view: Lynch is no doubt going to be a leader in the Raiders locker room. This may be the best offensive line he's ever run behind, and the veteran -- even after a year off -- should be considered a potential RB1 for fantasy owners. Right now, you can add Lynch at RB17 (4.07) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Giants | Paul Perkins lacks explosiveness?    Fri May 19, 10:01 PM

New York Giants RB Paul Perkins' longest run last year was 22 yards, and his 1.55 yards after contact ranked 28th out of 42 qualified running backs.

Footballguys view: Perkins is an elusive runner, but he's not a burner by any stretch of the imagination. As a smaller back, he shouldn't be asked to run between the tackles as that won't work consistently. The Giants should use Perkins in a RBBC (perhaps as the lead back) with rookie back Wayne Gallman. Perkins has a current ADP of RB35 (7.11) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Giants | Shane Vereen ready to go    Fri May 19, 09:54 PM

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen (triceps) is fully recovered after tearing his triceps twice last season.

Footballguys view: Vereen is going to have a chance for snaps in a Giants backfield that is up in the air in 2017. Paul Perkins and Wayne Gallman will compete with Vereen for touches, but both of those young backs are currently ahead in the pecking order.

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  Eagles | LeGarrette Blount to lead backfield?    Fri May 19, 09:20 PM

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount will likely inherit the carries RB Ryan Mathews was given last year, according to beat writer Jimmy Kempski, and Kempski estimates Blount will see around 170 carries.

Footballguys view: That's a given as the other backs on the Eagles roster are more part-time or change-of-pace players. Mathews is likely to be released as soon as he's considered healthy coming back from neck surgery. Blount may not produce like he did last year (no.7 fantasy RB), but he should perform like a low-end RB2 (standard) or flex option (PPR) in fantasy leagues.

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  Seahawks | Seattle expects to run more often in 2017    Fri May 19, 03:50 PM

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said this week the Seahawks will run the ball more often this season. The team added Eddie Lacy to a backfield that already had a pair of injury-prone players in C.J. Prosise and Thomas Rawls.

Footballguys view: That's good news for Lacy and company. Lacy comes over from Green Bay in free agency this offseason, and he needed a fresh start. After two years of strong production with the Packers, the last two years have seen the big back struggle through weight problems and injuries. If healthy, over 1,000 yards rushing and 7-9 rushing touchdowns is possible with his new team. Fantasy owners are drafting Lacy at RB20 (5.01) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  49ers | Ran Carthon added to San Fran's front office    Fri May 19, 02:07 PM

Former Los Angeles Rames director of pro personnel Ran Carthon was hired to the same post by the San Francisco 49ers on Friday, May 19.

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  Eagles | LeGarrette Blount likes new QB    Thu May 18, 10:19 PM

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount said QB Carson Wentz is 'one of those guys you want to build a team around' and 'has the potential to be a really special player.'

Footballguys view: Wentz is a player that the whole staff...and now a new teammate...are excited to work with. He struggled as his rookie season went on last year, but now Wentz has better weapons around him. The addition of WRs Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith should help him stay consistent as a passer.

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  Bengals | Jox Mixon's versatility praised     Thu May 18, 09:34 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon's versatility will make it harder for defenses to know what the offense is doing, according to QB Andy Dalton.

Footballguys view: Mixon has drawn comparisons to Le'Veon Bell (Steelers) because of his versatility. We see him as a full-time back and certainly a strong fantasy asset. The Bengals will have to hammer out the touches in the backfield between Mixon, Gio Bernard and Jeremy Hill.

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  Broncos | Jamaal Charles not a lock for roster    Thu May 18, 09:09 PM

Denver Broncos RB Jamaal Charles has a 50 percent chance to make the 53-man roster, according to beat writer Mike Klis.

Footballguys view: Charles suffered a meniscus injury in the same right knee that had ACL surgery after a season-ending injury in 2015 and ended up having surgery on both knees after his 2016 ended. He should be ready for training camp, but how ready will that be? It feels like he's going to be behind the eight ball with CJ Anderson and Devontae Booker having plenty of time to get used to the offense. Charles hasn't really been great the last few seasons anyway and we think he's on the wrong side of his career and is likely destined for a minimal role in Denver.

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  Seahawks | Eddie Lacy has more incentives    Thu May 18, 05:58 PM

Seattle Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy can earn $1.3 million if he rushes for at least 1,200 yards this season. Rushing for a minimum of 800 yards will cash him in for $250,000, 900 yards will be $500,000, 1,000 yards will be $750,000 and $1,100 yards would earn him $1 million.

Footballguys view: Lacy has plenty of reasons not to be overweight this year, and we'll see if he can stay on track in 2017. He has already gained $55,000 for not exceeding 255 pounds.

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