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  Bears | Ka'Deem Carey on the bubble?    Sun Jul 23, 01:49 PM

Chicago Bears RB Ka'Deem Carey was left off ESPN.com Jeff Dickerson's 53-man roster projection.

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  Browns | Duke Johnson a slot receiver now?    Sun Jul 23, 01:34 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson is the leading candidate to replace Andrew Hawkins as the team's top slot receiver and has a good chance to land the job, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot.

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  Redskins | Rob Kelley to hold to starting job 'for now'    Sun Jul 23, 01:11 PM

Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley will likely begin the season as the starter 'for now' if he shows he has improved over last season, according to ESPN.com's John Keim.

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  Cowboys | Darren McFadden misses charter    Sat Jul 22, 11:38 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden missed the team charter Saturday, July 22, and will have to take a commercial flight to meet up with the team.

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  Cowboys | No plans to sign backup RB    Sat Jul 22, 03:44 PM

Despite working out RB Ronnie Hillman and RB Denard Robinson, the Dallas Cowboys do not plan on signing either back 'at this time.'

Footballguys view: The Cowboys might be keeping their running back call list up to date in preparation for the possibility that Ezekiel Elliott misses significant time due to a suspension, but if they aren't signing anyone, there is no imminent sign that they know of a big suspension coming.

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Ronnie Hillman player page


  Chargers | Melvin Gordon stayed busy in 2016    Sat Jul 22, 01:11 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon accepted 213 of the 234 carries handed out to running backs from Week 3 through 13 after Danny Woodhead was lost for the season in Week 2 and before Gordon got hurt early in Week 14.

Footballguys view: The Chargers don't have a strong complement to Gordon, so he should have a huge workload again this year. If Branden Oliver is over his achilles, he could have a smaller version of the role Woodhead had last year before getting hurt, but there is no clear handcuff to Gordon in Chargers backfield.

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  Colts | Frank Gore holding off Father Time    Sat Jul 22, 12:35 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore, who turned 34 in May, finished with 66.2 percent of the team's carries in 2015 and 64.5 percent of the team's rushing attempts in 2016.

Footballguys view: Gore was a mid RB2 last year and kept from doing more because Robert Turbin vultured eight touchdowns last year. Turbin isn't going anywhere and fourth-round pick Marlon Mack will also play a role in the backfield. Gore has a solid floor, but a limited ceiling.

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  Steelers | Le'Veon Bell a workhorse in 2016    Sat Jul 22, 12:27 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell was suspended for the first three games of the 2016 season, but once he returned, he received 85.6 percent of the team's carries and 21.6 percent of the team's targets over the final 13 games of the regular season.

Footballguys view: No team rides one running back more than the Steelers. Even backup DeAngelo Williams was given enough work to be a strong RB1 when Bell was out in recent years. If third-round pick James Conner can lock down the job, he'll be one of the few handcuffs worth owning in every league.

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  Cardinals | David Johnson reports to camp lighter    Sat Jul 22, 09:48 AM

Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson has slimmed down to 223 pounds and said that he feels more comfortable and wants to play at this weight.

Footballguys view: Johnson is ready for an inordinate load as a runner and receiver. If John Brown stays healthy and plays a larger role it might cut down on Johnson's targets, but there is a still a good argument for him to be a top two pick this year.

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  Packers | Jamaal Williams the power back?    Sat Jul 22, 12:30 AM

Green Bay Packers RB Jamaal Williams said he 'likes to bruise' and believes he can help wear down defenses in the third and fourth quarters of games.

Footballguys view: Ty Montgomery is the de facto starter, but Williams is the best "big back" on the Packers roster. He could be a LeGarrette Blount light to help the team close out games now that Eddie Lacy is in Seattle. He's a late-round flier to watch in camp.

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  Bills | LeSean McCoy doesn't plan to slow down    Fri Jul 21, 11:27 PM

Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy said he still feels young and owes his longevity to his ability to avoid big hits.

Footballguys view: McCoy looked like he was slowing down in his last year with Chip Kelly in Philadelphia, but he has been keying one of the best running games in the league the last two years in Buffalo. He's a solid late first-round pick in drafts.

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  49ers | Joe Williams pushing for playing time    Fri Jul 21, 10:44 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Joe Williams has 'put himself into a position to compete for a significant role' heading into training camp, according to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com.

Footballguys view: There has been a steady trickle of takes that seem to put Carlos Hyde's supremacy in the backfield in question, even before the draft. San Francisco's running back position will be one of the most interesting to watch in training camps this year, with Williams as the hand-picked new regime back and Hyde as the incumbent and talented if frequently banged up returning back.

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  Cardinals | Chris Johnson will have a role    Fri Jul 21, 09:14 PM

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson will be on the field at the same time as RB David Johnson on occasion, head coach Bruce Arians said Friday, July 21. 'We've had it in the plan every year and one of the two always gets hurt all the damn time,' Arians said. 'But we'll have some two-back stuff with he and David back there'

Footballguys view: Johnson is set up as a clear handcuff to David Johnson, although he's not the same receiving back that he used to be. Kerwynn Williams was strong in limited duty last year and would play a role if the starter went down.

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  Cardinals | Chris Johnson contract update    Fri Jul 21, 06:24 PM

Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson will receive a base salary of $1 million in his one-year contract. He is scheduled to receive $200,000 in guaranteed money and can make more with incentives.

Footballguys view: He's your handcuff for David Johnson, but nothing more barring injury.

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  Bears | Jeremy Langford may be on bubble    Fri Jul 21, 06:23 PM

Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford will be on the roster bubble during training camp and is expected to compete with RB Ka'Deem Carey for a roster spot, in the opinion of ESPNChicago.com's Jeff Dickerson.

Footballguys view: Jordan Howard is the only guy you should be looking at here and our opinion reflects his ADP as 7th running back taken and 12th player taken overall in early drafts. That said we don't expect Carey to beat out Langford, as we've seen a little more from him and not from Carey.

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Jeremy Langford player page


  NFL | No Ezekiel Elliott discipline this weekend    Fri Jul 21, 03:00 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott will not learn of any potential discipline from the league Friday, July 21, or over the weekend, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Footballguys view: The best hope for the Cowboys is they hear before the start of camp so they can plan for the opening week or two. We don't expect a long suspension, if one at all. Given how mercurial the league is in levying penalties, your guess is as good as ours. If he misses just a game or two, you can survive it though and he remains a strong choice for your first pick if he is available.

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  Cowboys | Dallas takes a look at Ronnie Hillman    Fri Jul 21, 02:55 PM

Free-agent RB Ronnie Hillman (Vikings) worked out with the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, July 20.

Footballguys view: Hillman has never returned to the level of play he showed during a nice 2015 in Denver. Even if Ezekiel Elliott is suspended for a game or two, Hillman will be stuck behind Alfred Morris.

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  Cowboys | Dallas kicking the tires on Denard Robinson     Fri Jul 21, 01:44 PM

Free-agent RB Denard Robinson (Jaguars) worked out with the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, July 20.

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  Falcons | B.J. Daniels the No. 3 RB in Atlanta?    Fri Jul 21, 01:33 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB B.J. Daniels is a wild-card to surpass Terron Ward as the third running back behind Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman, according to ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure.

Footballguys view: Ward didn't do much behind Freeman and Coleman, so barring injury we would imagine it should be the same for Daniels. Worth keeping an eye on, but he's unlikely to make much of a splash this year.

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Terron Ward player page


  Saints | Two Saints backs may not make it    Fri Jul 21, 10:40 AM

New Orleans Saints RB Travaris Cadet and RB Marcus Murphy are projected as roster cuts with RB Alvin Kamara's versatility.

Footballguys view: Cadet is adept at catching the ball out of the backfield but hasn't shown much as a runner, while Murphy isn't even special in that arena. Both of these potential cuts make a lot of sense. Kamara has excellent burst and good hands, which will make him the easy choice to keep over the other two. The rookie is going in early drafts as the 53rd running back off the board, with an overall ADP of 161.

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  Dolphins | De'Veon Smith to the PUP list    Thu Jul 20, 09:24 PM

Miami Dolphins RB De'Veon Smith (undisclosed) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Thursday, July 20.

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  Steelers | Le'Veon Bell will play in Week 1    Thu Jul 20, 09:15 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell hasn't committed to reporting to training camp on time, but he plans to play in every regular season game.

Footballguys view: Playing in games is the bigger deal, but we're always cautious about a guy who skips a lot of camp. Sometimes, even though they try to keep themselves in shape, they can't stay in game shape. We think Bell ends up in camp for at least part of the time, and he is without a doubt one of the top - if not THE top - running back in fantasy.

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  Cardinals | Chris Johnson given one-year deal    Thu Jul 20, 03:18 PM

Free-agent RB Chris Johnson (Cardinals) was re-signed to a one-year deal by the Arizona Cardinals Thursday, July 20. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: No more than a backup, Johnson does give the Cardinals a little insurance in case something happens to David Johnson (no relation). David Johnson is the guy to have and we aren't even that excited about Chris Johnson as a handcuff unless you're looking for help late in your draft.

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  Packers | Jamaal Williams will be No. 2 back    Thu Jul 20, 01:14 PM

Green Bay Packers rookie RB Jamaal Williams will begin training camp as the No. 2 running back behind RB Ty Montgomery, according to running backs coach Ben Sirmans.

Footballguys view: If Montgomery is injured, Williams could be a big time earner. He's got great vision, moves the pile and runs bigger than his size. He needs to prove himself in pass protection, but we like his upside. For redraft, he's going as the 52nd running back off the board in early drafts and that sounds about right. He has ability, but so does Montgomery. For dynasty purposes, we think he should get moved up some draft boards by GMs looking to snag a low-cost player with high-upside.

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  Ravens | Joe Flacco excited by Danny Woodhead    Thu Jul 20, 12:05 AM

Baltimore Ravens RB Danny Woodhead has impressed his new teammates thus far -- specifically QB Joe Flacco -- not just with what he can do after making a reception, but also before making the catch. 'Really, ever since we lost Ray Rice, we haven't had a type of back that's quite like how Ray was and quite like how Danny is in the passing game,' Flacco said. 'They just have a very good feel for when they're open and how to get open, how to sit in holes, how to find my eyes, and you can already see that. You can see he has a really good feel for those kinds of things. If you remember back, obviously, Ray was really good at doing that, and that gives a lot to your offense for sure.'

Footballguys view: Woodhead has carved out a niche in the NFL and should fit into the offense very well. We're not shocked he is impressing his teammates, as Woodhead has always been a hard worker. He appears to be fully head from last September's ACL injury so, that's a bonus. Expect a big start to the season for Woodhead, as Kenneth Dixon is suspended for the first four games of the year and Woodhead will be his replacement. That might tail off once Dixon returns, especially with a 32-year old back like Woodhead. Right now Woodhead has an ADP of 85 overall and is the 34th running back off the board in early drafts.

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  Steelers | Le'Veon Bell looking to be paid like RB, WR    Wed Jul 19, 08:48 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell said he is looking for a deal that will pay him like a No. 1 running back plus a No. 2 wide receiver, according to NFL Network analyst Ike Taylor.

Footballguys view: Aim high. Before he gets that money - and it's a big ask, so he might not - he needs to be on the field for 16 games. Health and off-field issues have hurt that cause the last two years but this is his chance to prove he can be relied upon. With no suspension in the offing and his health good, we expect a big year for Bell and if the eventual payday isn't quite as grand as he hopes, it will still put him in the upper echelon of players. The NFL may not put a premium on running backs anymore, but Bell is a special back.

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  Cowboys | No charges against Ezekiel Elliott    Wed Jul 19, 06:18 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott will not be charged for his alleged involvement in an altercation at a Dallas bar Sunday, July 16, after the Dallas Police Department announced that they have suspended the investigation because of the lack of a complaint by the victim.

Footballguys view: Good news for Elliott from a legal standpoint, but the league still might take action against the second-year runner. Due to all of his offseason transgressions, reports indicate Elliott could be suspended for 1-2 games to start the year.

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  Broncos | Devontae Booker more prepared in 2017    Wed Jul 19, 12:03 PM

Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker had at least 18 carries in four of the first five games following C.J. Anderson's season-ending knee injury in late October. In those four games, he averaged 2.8, 3.2, 3.3 and 1.9 yards per carry.

Footballguys view: Don't sleep on Devontae Booker. He was still coming back last year from two surgeries to repair his meniscus after his college days at Utah. That and..oh yeah, he's a bad zone runner. In the power/gap system implemented by new offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, Booker has looked much more comfortable this offseason. With Anderson's history of getting banged up, Booker needs to at least be on your waiver wire speed dial if not added late as a lottery ticket pick.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook to get used on kickoffs?    Tue Jul 18, 09:46 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook may be a candidate to return kicks if special teams coach Mike Priefer has his way, although Priefer acknowledges the decision ultimately lies with head coach Mike Zimmer.

Footballguys view: Cook had fumbling problems in college at Florida State and that was one of the reasons he dropped in the draft. Having him as a return man is risky if he doesn't show improved ball security. Plus, if Cook is the team's starter at running back then perhaps using him as a return man as well isn't advisable.

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  Steelers | Le'Veon Bell had big offer    Tue Jul 18, 02:54 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell was given an offer that would have averaged $12 million per year. He would have earned $30 million over the first two years and $42 million over three years, according to sources.

Footballguys view: Instead of getting his long-term deal and getting a big payday, Bell will instead bet on himself with a one-year, $12.1 million franchise tender. We're only left to speculate why Bell didn't sign this lucrative offer. There may have been some provision about suspensions or guarantees. Bell may not report on day 1 of training camp, and he won't lose any money as he's not yet signed his one-year contract.

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  Bears | Jeremy Langford slow to recover from surgery    Tue Jul 18, 12:43 PM

Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford suffered a high right ankle sprain in Week 3 that never truly went away. According to a league source, he had surgery on the ankle this offseason and has been slow to recover.

Footballguys view: Langford is competing for the no2 spot on the depth chart behind starter Jordan Howard. With more on the plate for Howard this year (and the addition of change-of-pace back Tarik Cohen), we should only see Langford touch the rock 50-ish times in 2017.

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  Bears | More big plays in Jordan Howard's future?    Tue Jul 18, 12:25 PM

Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard recorded seven runs of 25 yards or longer as a rookie in 2016, but four of those possessions ended with field goals. It's part of the reason Howard spent parts of his offseason working on his acceleration.

Footballguys view: Howard had a fantastic rookie season, finishing as the league's second-leading rusher with over 1,300 yards on the ground. He had 561 rushing yards after contact in 2016, which ranked third in the league behind only Jay Ajayi (656) and Ezekiel Elliott (632). Last year, 27.8 percent of Howard's rushes went for first downs. He can clearly move the chains and pick up yards after contact, and now we could see Howard play with more explosion.

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  Panthers | DeAngelo Williams now open to joining CAR    Mon Jul 17, 07:30 PM

Free-agent RB DeAngelo Williams (Steelers) indicated he is now willing to re-sign with the Carolina Panthers since they fired general manager Dave Gettleman.

Footballguys view: Williams has a list of teams that he won't play for...even though he's garnered no interest on the open market. With Gettleman fired, Williams would once again play for the Panthers...pretty please...with sugar on it.

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  Steelers | Le'Veon Bell may sit out camp    Mon Jul 17, 07:13 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell may not sign his franchise tag tender until the Steelers break training camp, in the opinion of an unnamed teammate.

Footballguys view: The chances of Bell missing some part of training camp seem quite high at this time. We're not sure he'll skip all of his camp, but there are no financial ramifications as Bell has not signed his one-year franchise tender.

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  Steelers | No extension for Le'Veon Bell    Mon Jul 17, 04:32 PM

Pitssburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell will play the 2017 season under the franchise tag if/when he signs it.

Footballguys view: Bell seemed like the only franchise-tagged player who could potentially get a new long-term contract. Now, he's set to play on a one-year salary of around $12 million in 2017. Bell is not obligated to show up for training camp since he has not signed the tag. Reports indicate Bell will miss time at the start of camp.

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  Steelers | Le'Veon Bell still negotiating    Mon Jul 17, 11:17 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell continues to negotiate a contract in the final hours before the deadline players receiving the franchise tag can sign a deal Monday, July 17.

Footballguys view: The only franchise tagged player with a chance to sign today is Bell. We'll see if the two sides can get a deal done in the 11th hour.

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  Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott involved in bar incident    Mon Jul 17, 09:51 AM

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott was involved in an incident at a Dallas bar Sunday, July 16, but no arrests were made and no police reports have been filed involving Elliott.

Footballguys view: No police involvement here but this still looks bad for a player who seems to constantly find himself in or around trouble. Elliott is reportedly 'bracing' for a 'short suspension' of between one to two games for his alleged involvement in a 2016 domestic violence incident, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. This incident won't look good to the league. Stay tuned.

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  Cardinals | Kerwynn Williams the backup    Sun Jul 16, 11:18 PM

Arizona Cardinals RB Kerwynn Williams has earned the trust of head coach Bruce Arians and should serve as the primary backup to RB David Johnson, according to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic.

Footballguys view: Williams and his big play ability have flashed here and there during his pro career. He's a speedy change-of-pace back behind Johnson and would get plenty of attention from fantasy owners if something were to happen to the Cardinals starter.

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  Cardinals | David Johnson ready for big workload    Sun Jul 16, 04:12 PM

Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson said he believes he can handle 30 touches per game like head coach Bruce Arians hopes to see this season. 'I feel like there's room for me to definitely carry more. I think the biggest thing is me learning and getting better and improving. So I feel like I can definitely get that 30 touches, not all rushing obviously, 30 touches per game,' Johnson said.

Footballguys view: The Cardinals are going to use Johnson as the centerpiece of their offense once again this year. Fantasy owners know how valuable Johnson is as a runner and receiver out of the backfield and that's why he's at least a consideration for the no1 overall pick in any format.

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  Steelers | Nothing close between PIT, Le'Veon Bell    Sun Jul 16, 04:07 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is not close to an agreement on a long-term contract with the Steelers at this point. The Steelers have until Monday, July 17, to sign Bell to a multi-year deal.

Footballguys view: The deadline is closing in for all franchise-tagged players. We have a feeling this could go right up to the wire like others have in the past. The two sides should work feverishly through Monday to get something done. Deals get done at deadlines and this one is in the 11th hour.

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  Texans | D'Onta Foreman arrested    Sun Jul 16, 04:06 PM

Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman was arrested Sunday, July 16, and has been charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession and unlawful carrying of a weapon.

Footballguys view: A third-round pick out of Texas in 2017, Foreman was expected to compete with Alfred Blue for touches/snaps behind starter Lamar Miller. Chip Lewis, Foreman's attorney in this matter, says that Foreman bought the handgun legally and had it secured in his car properly in accordance to Texas law. Lewis also says that Foreman did not possess (or smoke) the marijuana and that a passenger in the car was the culprit.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook to see 300 touches in 2017?    Sun Jul 16, 02:31 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook broke loose for a run of 50 or more yards 10 times during his Florida State career, and while the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Matt Vensel believes the Vikings might not ask him to take on 300 carries as a rookie, Vensel will also not rule it out.

Footballguys view: Cook should be the lead back for the Vikings this year, perhaps as soon as Week 1 of the regular season. His primary competition for the position is free agent addition Latavius Murray and he's missed the offseason program recovering from ankle surgery he had back in March. Cook fell in the draft due to character concerns and fumbling problems at Florida State. If he hangs onto the rock and stays out of trouble, Cook has low end RB1 upside for fantasy owners with his all-purpose skill set. He's going off the board at RB29 (6.06) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Panthers | Christian McCaffrey to work out with QB    Sat Jul 15, 04:56 PM

Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey said he is expects to catch passes from QB Cam Newton (shoulder) this weekend and next weekend.

Footballguys view: McCaffrey is just plain dangerous. As a runner, he's explosive inside or outside the tackles and he has the patience of a Le'Veon Bell. As a receiver, McCaffrey is incredibly quick and agile in space and is a threat to score anytime he touches the ball. He should become a favorite target (and a favorite teammate) of Newton quickly. McCaffrey is going off the board at RB15 (3.10) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick mainly a receiver?    Fri Jul 14, 11:36 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick will be used mainly in the passing game if RB Ameer Abdullah is healthy, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, and Birkett believes Riddick could approach 1,000 yards from scrimmage with around 700 coming as a receiver.

Footballguys view: That's pretty much the deal with Riddick. They won't use him a a runner that much (leave that to Abdullah if healthy), but Riddick should be their primary receiver out of the backfield. That makes him a PPR special, and fantasy owners are drafting him at RB35 (7.10) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Giants | Jacob Huesman could land FB role    Fri Jul 14, 10:44 PM

New York Giants RB Jacob Huesman has the edge on FB Shane Smith if the team decides to carry a true fullback, according to James Kratch of NJ.com.

Footballguys view: A quarterback from UT-Chattanooga, Huesman ran for 1,200 yards during his final season in college. He signed with the Giants late last year as a running back/fullback.

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  Lions | Joique Bell wants to play    Fri Jul 14, 05:15 PM

Free-agent RB Joique Bell (Lions) wants to play in 2017 but does not have a timetable for signing with a new team.

Footballguys view: Bell looked pretty mediocre in 2015 and barely played in 2016. He looked shot when we saw him and couldn't make any headway or stick with two teams who needed desperate running back help in the form of Green Bay and Chicago. We don't expect him to land anywhere he's going to have an impact.

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  Raiders | Oakland inks John Crockett    Fri Jul 14, 03:46 PM

Free-agent RB John Crockett (Packers) signed an undisclosed deal with the Oakland Raiders on Friday, July 14.

Footballguys view: Crockett was on Injured Reserve last year for the Packers but saw two games of action as an undrafted rookie from North Dakota State in 2015. He's an upright runner, with a slashing style. Crockett has some power and a little bit of burst but he's a longshot to make the final roster in Oakland.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh to ramp up Le'Veon Bell talks    Fri Jul 14, 03:37 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is due to make $12.1 million in 2017 if he plays the season under the franchise tag, but the team hopes to 'press' negotiations over the weekend as the sides head toward the deadline to sign franchise players to long-term deals Monday, July 17.

Footballguys view: The deadline is Monday, but things are trending towards a resolution. Bell may be the most likely of the franchise tagged players to get his long-term deal.

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  Eagles | Carson Wentz asked to do too much in 2016    Fri Jul 14, 03:36 PM

Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz attempted 607 passes last year, the second-highest total for a rookie in NFL history.

Footballguys view: Head coach Doug Pederson hopes to 'take a little bit off' Wentz's plate in 2017 and believes the addition of RB LeGarrette Blount to the running game will help in that respect.

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  Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott preparing for suspension?    Fri Jul 14, 03:09 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is reportedly 'bracing' for a 'short suspension' of between one to two games for his alleged involvement in a 2016 domestic violence incident, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Footballguys view: Elliott is a top-3 fantasy running back and that's the way he's getting drafted now. A suspension may cause him to fall just a bit, but if it's only one or two games you can probably ride that out with reserve RBs in your fantasy lineup. The league is waiting to hear from Elliott in this matter.

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