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  Dolphins | Arian Foster could have most touches    Fri Aug 26, 03:03 PM

Miami Dolphins RB Arian Foster 'may end up with more touches this season' than the starter, RB Jay Ajayi.

Footballguys view: Foster looked like the better receiving back by a large margin, which fits better with the strengths of this offseason. He could be a very strong weekly play in PPR leagues, at least as long as he stays healthy.

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  Colts | Stevan Ridley visiting Colts    Fri Aug 26, 02:34 PM

Free-agent RB Stevan Ridley (Lions) visited the Indianapolis Colts Friday, August 26.

Footballguys view: Robert Turbin is the backup more because of Josh Ferguson's deficiencies than his strengths. Ridley could come in and push Turbin for the backup job between the tackles behind Frank Gore.

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  Seahawks | Christine Michael runs well again    Fri Aug 26, 12:52 AM

Seattle Seahawks RB Christine Michael had seven carries for 58 yards against the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, Aug. 25, and he has 24 carries for 157 yards in the preseason.

Footballguys view: Michael probably isn't going to displace Thomas Rawls as the starter, but he can take enough work to lower Rawls' weekly and season-long ceiling. Michael's ability has been on display now that his off-field issues have been resolved. If Rawls goes down, Michael could be a league winner. He should be on your late round running back priority list.

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  Cowboys | Impressive debut for Ezekiel Elliott    Fri Aug 26, 12:37 AM

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott made his preseason debut against the Seattle Seahawks Thursday, Aug. 25, gaining 48 yards on seven carries.

Footballguys view: Elliott finished his runs with power and found a lot of room to operate behind the Cowboys elite offensive line. Now that his hamstring issue is behind him, Elliott appears to be worth the first round pick his most optimistic proponents have been spending on him.

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  Falcons | Brandon Wilds exits with knee injury     Thu Aug 25, 10:53 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Brandon Wilds (knee) is questionable to return against the Miami Dolphins Thursday, Aug. 25, after injuring his knee.

Footballguys view: Wilds has been having a solid summer and potentially pushing for a roster spot. This could give the Falcons an opening to IR him to keep him in their organization without using a roster spot on a fourth running back.

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  Cowboys | Concerns about Ezekiel Elliott?    Thu Aug 25, 09:50 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott caused some concern when he reported to training camp at 231 pounds, and one scout who evaluated him believes Elliott could have trouble dealing with the spotlight of playing in the NFL.

Footballguys view: There are plenty of people who are not worried about Elliott this year and you can count the Footballguys staff among them. We see him as a very nice RB1 play all year behind a tremendous offensive line.

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  Colts | Robert Turbin to spell Frank Gore?    Thu Aug 25, 09:33 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Robert Turbin will likely serve as the backup to RB Frank Gore, according to beat writer Stephen Holder.

Footballguys view: The only value Turbin has is to Frank Gore owners worried the ageless wonder will suddenly have the wheels come off. Gore is a nice RB3 play most weeks and we don't trust that Turbin can even hit that mark if Gore goes down.

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  Lions | Dwayne Washington to make team?    Thu Aug 25, 07:14 PM

Detroit Lions RB Dwayne Washington is 'trending' towards making the team as the No. 4 running back after RB Stevan Ridley was released Thursday, August 25. 'I've been impressed with some of the things he's done,' said offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter. 'When the guy gets the ball, he does impressive things. That's a good trait to have.'

Footballguys view: We like Washington's ability. He's large and swift with the ball in his hands. We could see him contribute as a power back for the Lions. Zach Zenner is their primary power back at this point with Ameer Abdullah as the starter and Theo Riddick as the receiving back.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson to sit rest of preseason    Thu Aug 25, 05:46 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will not play in the final two preseason games. Peterson made the decision himself and said it's in his best interest to rest until Week 1 of the regular season against the Tennessee Titans.

Footballguys view: Peterson usually doesn't play in the preseason, so it's no big deal. Expect him to get around 300 carries this year as the centerpiece of the Vikings offense.

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  Bears | Jeremy Langford wants to be featured    Thu Aug 25, 04:11 PM

Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford (foot) believes he's improving at being a complete running back and would like to be a three-down back for the Bears this season. Langford cited improvements in playing through contact, catching the football and his pass-blocking ability as factors in him becoming a better player. Additionally, Langford said his recent foot injury feels good and is getting better.

Footballguys view: We're still hoping this ends up as exactly what we suspect it is--Langford taking over the full-time gig. Along with the 537 yards and six touchdowns on 148 carries his rookie season, Langford also caught 22 of 42 targets for another 279 yards and a touchdown. He has the potential to put up some nice numbers. The biggest worry might be the offense, which could slide backwards without Adam Gase. That's why we have Langford as a borderline RB2/RB3 instead of a solid RB2.

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  Bears | Jeremy Langford fully practices    Thu Aug 25, 02:23 PM

Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford (foot) fully participated in practice Thursday, Aug. 25.

Footballguys view: At one point we were worried about a time share with Ka'Deem Carey, but since Carey was been out with a concussion it appears as if Langford has the inside track to a full load of carries. That makes him a low-end RB2, in part because the threat of split carries is still there, but we feel pretty confident in his overall chances based on what we've seen.

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  Steelers | Le'Veon Bell will play Friday    Thu Aug 25, 12:42 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) will play in the preseason game against the New Orleans Saints Friday, Aug. 26, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

Footballguys view: Bell saw his suspension cut down to three games, but that's still three you have to get past without him. We think DeAngelo Williams will be a fine replacement and he should put up RB1 numbers while Bell is out. Even with the suspension, Bell's ADP is still RB6 and No. 13 off the board overall.

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  NFL | Five interested in Karlos Williams    Thu Aug 25, 12:18 PM

Free-agent RB Karlos Williams (Bills) is receiving interest from five teams, according to sources. Williams has already met with the New York Jets.

Footballguys view: Teams (and Fantasy GMs) have to keep in mind that he is suspended for the first portion of the season. He'll miss four games to start the year, and that suspension will certainly cool the market for his services. Williams has the talent to be a good starter, but it appears he lacks self control. If Williams can change that, he could be an effective back in the NFL.

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  Lions | Zach Zenner in a good spot    Thu Aug 25, 09:13 AM

Detroit Lions RB Zach Zenner has consistently played behind RB Theo Riddick in the rotation this preseason, and he's on solid ground to make the team.

Footballguys view: Zenner is a second year player who will still mostly contribute on special teams barring several injuries. That said, he is a solid all-around player who can run the ball, catch it and pass block, so he's worth keeping an eye on behind Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick.

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  Lions | Stevan Ridley released    Thu Aug 25, 08:58 AM

Detroit Lions RB Stevan Ridley was released Thursday, Aug. 25.

Footballguys view: Zach Zenner's ascendancy got Ridley cut. He never has really recovered from his last injury but should find a home somewhere as a depth back as the season comes closer.

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  Titans | HC vows to get Derrick Henry on field    Thu Aug 25, 12:54 AM

Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry will get onto the field, as head coach Mike Mularkey said Wednesday, Aug. 24, that he will find ways to use Henry even though RB DeMarco Murray is the starter.

Footballguys view: That could be tough if Demarco Murray plays as well as it sounds like he will. That said, reports indicate that Murray has been a solid mentor to Henry so down the road Henry could see some burn. Murray remains the workhorse here, though, and is a solid RB2 while Henry is relegated to an RB4 status barring injury.

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  Chiefs | Charcandrick West works in practice    Wed Aug 24, 10:25 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Charcandrick West (elbow) was back at practice Wednesday, Aug. 24. He has been dealing with an elbow injury.

Footballguys view: West could get on the field as a change-of-pace back this year. The Chiefs have a trio of fine RBs with starter Jamaal Charles and backups Spencer Ware and West. Stash West if you've got enough room on your bench.

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  Jaguars | Jonas Gray released    Wed Aug 24, 06:09 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Jonas Gray (quadriceps) was released from the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Aug. 24, after the two sides reached an injury settlement.

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  Seahawks | Coach says Thomas Rawls will play Week 1    Wed Aug 24, 05:47 PM

Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) will be ready to play in Week 1, according to head coach Pete Carroll. Rawls will not play in the preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, Aug. 25, but has looked good during training camp.

Footballguys view: Rawls is out this week, and there's no need to play him in the fourth preseason game. He's likely to split time and touches with Christine Michael this year. The percentage of the split will determine whether or not Rawls is worth his current ADP of RB15 (4.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Jets | Matt Forte may play Saturday    Wed Aug 24, 04:32 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (hamstring) hopefully will be able to play in the preseason game against the New York Giants Saturday, Aug. 27, as long as he does not suffer any setbacks, according to head coach Todd Bowles.

Footballguys view: Due to this hamstring injury, we may see Forte in a limited role. When Week 1 rolls around, we'll be watching to see how the rotation goes between Forte and Bilal Powell. The Jets offense has the makings of a bit of a RBBC, but the exact split is not yet known.

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  Redskins | Chris Thompson expected to sit out    Wed Aug 24, 04:08 PM

Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (undisclosed) is not expected to play in the preseason game against the Buffalo Bills Friday, Aug. 26, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

Footballguys view: Thompson is a smaller back who has seen his career set back by injuries. Washington could use some help at the position with Matt Jones banged up too. Rob Kelley and Keith Marshall are going to get first-team looks with these injuries opening up opportunity in the Washington backfield.

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  Bears | Jeremy Langford returns to practice    Wed Aug 24, 02:36 PM

Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford (foot) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Aug. 24.

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  Ravens | Baltimore set for committee backfield?    Wed Aug 24, 01:23 PM

Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett is still in line to be the starting running back, in the opinion of ESPN's Jamison Hensley, but RBs Javorius Allen and Kenneth Dixon project to share third-down work with RB Terrance West serving as a short-yardage back in the red zone.

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  Lions | Dwayne Washington impressing OC    Wed Aug 24, 12:00 PM

Detroit Lions RB Dwayne Washington received praise from offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter Wednesday, Aug. 24. 'When the guy gets the ball he does impressive things,' Cooter said of Washington.

Footballguys view: Washington is a rookie RB we're watching closely in dynasty leagues. The Lions don't have a power element to their game, and more than one RB will make up their rushing attack in 2016. Washington is a former WR who has the size (6'2" 225 pounds) to deal out some punishment with the ball in his hands. He's a bit buried on the depth chart now, but the seventh-round pick out of Washington is an intriguing prospect to monitor.

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  Eagles | Wendell Smallwood to be busy    Wed Aug 24, 08:34 AM

Philadelphia Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood is expected to see a lot of action in the third preseason game to make up for the time he missed with a quadriceps injury.

Footballguys view: In college at West Virginia, Smallwood was quite productive on the ground. In fact, last year he was the Big 12's leading rusher with over 1,500 yards. He's a rhythm runner who lacks elite speed or burst. Smallwood does have good vision, but he's not particularly creative or elusive in the open field. A sleeper name in some circles, the rookie is worth monitoring behind the oft-injured Eagles starter Ryan Mathews.

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  Saints | C.J. Spiller not popping in preseason    Tue Aug 23, 10:53 PM

New Orleans Saints RB C.J. Spiller hasn't had a lot of flash plays in the preseason, and he also fumbled in the fourth quarter of the preseason game against the Houston Texans.

Footballguys view: Nobody should be shocked. The team wanted to take a look at Spiller as a change-of-pace back, and they may have seen enough.

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  Saints | Tim Hightower hones in on No. 2 job    Tue Aug 23, 10:52 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Tim Hightower is expected to serve as the team's primary backup to RB Mark Ingram, as none of the other reserve tailbacks have flashed or helped themselves in training camp and the preseason.

Footballguys view: Keep this in mind if you play in deeper leagues and want to handcuff a player to Ingram. After Ingram was hurt last year, Hightower stepped in and did well. He played adequately over the final four games, with 84 carries for 327 yards (3.9 ypc) and 4 touchdowns. He also had 12 receptions for 129 yards.

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  Saints | Mark Ingram will be the bellcow    Tue Aug 23, 10:51 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram is expected to shoulder most of the load in the backfield with all of his underlings struggling in one facet of the game or another. He is capable of playing three downs, is capable of doing big things catching the ball out of the backfield and he is the best of the group in pass protection, too.

Footballguys view: Was this ever in question? Ingram is the bellcow, and he's been working on his receiving skills this offseason as he never wants to come off the field. He had a career-high 50 catches last year and could do even more as a receiver this year. Ingram has finished each of the last two seasons as the no.15 fantasy RB (standard scoring leagues), and this could be the year that he ranks closer to the top 10.

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  Saints | Marcus Murphy in the doghouse    Tue Aug 23, 10:51 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Marcus Murphy has coughed the ball up in the return game, and head coach Sean Payton lashed out at him publicly for the second time in as many years due to the issue. He has fumbled twice in two preseason games, losing one.

Footballguys view: This is a good way to get cut. Murphy will be hard pressed to make the Saints 53-man roster.

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  Seahawks | Thomas Rawls out for Thursday    Tue Aug 23, 09:30 PM

As expected, Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) will not play in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 25, against the Dallas Cowboys, head coach Pete Carroll confirmed Tuesday, Aug. 23.

Footballguys view: Keep an eye on this Seahawks backfield as Rawls continues to miss time. Christine Michael should be the lead back this week, and rookie C.J. Prosise may be able to play as a backup. Rawls should be ready for the start of the regular season, but his injury and the resurgence of Michael gives us pause -- especially where Rawls is still going (RB15, 4.04 in 12-team PPR) in drafts.

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  Jets | New York hosts Karlos Williams    Tue Aug 23, 06:57 PM

Free-agent RB Karlos Williams (Bills) visited the New York Jets Tuesday, Aug. 23. A deal is not imminent, however.

Footballguys view: The Jets will take a look at any player from the AFC East. Williams needs to lose weight and prove that he wants to take football seriously before a team takes a chance on him. He's also got to serve a four-game suspension before getting back onto the field in the regular season.

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  Seahawks | C.J. Prosise should play Thursday    Tue Aug 23, 04:43 PM

Seattle Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise (hamstring) is expected to see some playing time Thursday, Aug. 25, against the Dallas Cowboys if he continues to progress, according to offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.

Footballguys view: He wasn't around for the first two games and his injury caused him to drop down the depth chart behind at least Christine Micheal. Right now it appears that, even healthy, he won't be an option in redraft, but given the uncertainty in front of him, Prosise is worth keeping an eye on.

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  Bears | Jeremy Langford still absent    Tue Aug 23, 03:19 PM

Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford (foot) did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 23, as he continues to recover from a foot injury.

Footballguys view: Langford may not be able to play in the team's third preseason game. Set to be the lead back, Langford had a good preseason game against the Patriots with 55 yards and a touchdown on eight carries. We like him as a low-end RB2 for fantasy owners. His current ADP is RB19 (5.02) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Dolphins | Kenyan Drake back at practice    Tue Aug 23, 12:49 PM

Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake (hamstring) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 23.

Footballguys view: The rookie could find his way onto the field as a change-of-pace back for the Dolphins this year. Drake is a speedy back, but he's a straight-line guy who isn't going to break ankles in the open field. He's a dynasty prospect we're keeping an eye on in case he can prove to be more than a part-time player as a pro.

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  Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott will play    Tue Aug 23, 12:05 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (hamstring) will play in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 25, and the plan is for him to see eight to 12 plays. The team hopes to give him looks as a runner and receiver.

Footballguys view: That's enough to see the rookie for just a little bit, and it's a taste of what is to come in Dallas. Elliott should be the centerpiece of the Cowboys offense, and there's a chance he could lead the league in rushing as a rookie. He's immensely talented as a runner, and behind that mammoth offensive line Elliott could have great success in 2016. We're excited to see him in the preseason, even if it's only for a small handful of plays.

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  Patriots | Donald Brown released    Tue Aug 23, 09:24 AM

New England Patriots RB Donald Brown was released Tuesday, Aug. 23.

Footballguys view: Brown was out for much of training camp due to an undisclosed injury. Now that Brown's been bounced, Tyler Gaffney has a better chance of making the 53-man roster.

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  Jaguars | One added by Jaguars, one waived    Tue Aug 23, 08:41 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Max Wittek was waived Tuesday, Aug. 23, and free-agent RB Cameron Marshall (Dolphins) was signed to an undisclosed deal.

Footballguys view: Undrafted out of Arizona State in 2013, Marshall has bounced around a bit and even played for Winnipeg in the CFL. He's got good size for the position (5'11" 215 pounds), and Marshall is tough to bring down when he builds a head of steam. He won't pull away from anyone in the open field, but Marshall is tough, has good vision and doesn't go down without a fight. We're watching him in super super deep dynasty leagues.

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  Dolphins | Jay Ajayi excited about more time    Tue Aug 23, 12:44 AM

Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi said Monday, Aug. 22, he and his teammates are preparing for the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 25, like it is a regular season game and he is looking forward to the extra time on the field.

Footballguys view: Ajayi is almost an afterthought on the roster. The team added veteran Arian Foster in free agency, and he should be the lead back this season. However, the Dolphins have tossed around the idea of using the dreaded 'hot hand' approach at RB. That makes Ajayi a risky RB4 for most fantasy owners.

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  49ers | Shaun Draughn nursing injury    Mon Aug 22, 09:47 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Shaun Draughn (ribs) wore a blue jersey Monday, Aug. 22, at practice signifying for him not to be hit during practice. He took a blow to the ribs in last week's practice and was sidelined for the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20.

Footballguys view: Draughn was banged up in joint practices with the Broncos last week. However, head coach Chip Kelly declared that Draughn was the no.2 RB behind starter Carlos Hyde.

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  Jets | Khiry Robinson limited Monday    Mon Aug 22, 07:50 PM

New York Jets RB Khiry Robinson (leg) participated in team drills on a limited basis Monday, Aug. 22.

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  Jets | Matt Forte practices more    Mon Aug 22, 07:44 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (hamstring) increased his practice workload Monday, Aug. 22, and may play Saturday, Aug. 27, against the New York Giants.

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  Bills | Mike Gillislee favored for No. 2 back    Mon Aug 22, 06:29 PM

Buffalo Bills RB Mike Gillislee (concussion) is 'probably the No. 2 back right now', according to head coach Rex Ryan. Gillislee is still in the concussion protocol, however.

Footballguys view: So many different opinions here, but Ryan thinks Gillislee is the guy. Some beat writers think Reggie Bush is the favorite, while others say Gilislee...while there's rookie Johnathan Williams thrown into the mix. We'll have to see how things shake out in Buffalo.

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  Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott may play Thursday    Mon Aug 22, 06:21 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (hamstring) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 22, and appears to be on track to play in the preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks Thursday, Aug. 25.

Footballguys view: If the rookie does play, he may not play that much. The talent is there, and behind this Cowboys offensive line Elliott could lead the league in rushing as a rookie. We're excited about his prospects and right now he's being taken as a first-round pick in most every draft.

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  Cowboys | Lance Dunbar passes physical    Mon Aug 22, 05:49 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) passed his physical Monday, Aug. 22.

Footballguys view: Dunbar tore his ACL and patellar tendon last season, and it's a bit of a shock to see him back and likely ready for Week 1. If healthy, Dunbar could provide the team with value as a pass-catching back behind starter Ezekiel Elliott.

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  Falcons | Terron Ward, Kemal Ishmael ruled out    Mon Aug 22, 05:30 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Terron Ward (ankle) and FS Kemal Ishmael (shoulder) will not play in the preseason game against the Miami Dolphins Thursday, Aug. 25.

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  NFL | Karlos Williams not claimed    Mon Aug 22, 05:10 PM

Free-agent RB Karlos Williams (Bills) was not claimed off waivers and is now an unrestricted free agent, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Williams has what doctors call a bit of a weight problem. At this time, he needs to drop about 20 pounds to show that he's serious about playing football. Oh yeah -- he's also suspended the first month of the season. RB-needy teams should be interested in Williams, so long as he doesn't go 'fat guy in a little coat' during a workout.

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  Redskins | Matt Jones out for preseason    Mon Aug 22, 04:06 PM

Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (shoulder) will sit the rest of the preseason because of a sprained shoulder, according to head coach Jay Gruden. RBs Keith Marshall and Rob Kelley will both get first-team looks in place of Jones.

Footballguys view: Jones may be able to return for the regular-season opener, but shoulder injuries are tough for RBs to overcome. The second-year pro has fantasy potential based on volume alone, but that's just as a low-end RB2 in PPR leagues.

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  49ers | Shaun Draughn is the backup     Mon Aug 22, 02:11 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Shaun Draughn is the No. 2 running back, according to head coach Chip Kelly. RBs DuJuan Harris and Mike Davis are competing for the No. 3 position.

Footballguys view: Draughn was injured (ribs) during the joint practices with the Broncos last week and missed the team's second preseason game. He'll be the backup to Carlos Hyde, but Draughn may see a large enough role as a receiver to warrant taking him as a last-round flier in deeper PPR leagues.

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Shaun Draughn player page

  Dolphins | Kenyan Drake out another week    Mon Aug 22, 11:34 AM

Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake (hamstring) will miss this week's practices and preseason game as he continues his recovery from a hamstring injury.

Footballguys view: Drake has incredible straight-line speed, so this hamstring injury is especially bothersome. The rookie could be in the mix later as a change-of-pace back for the Dolphins.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles unlikely this week    Mon Aug 22, 10:08 AM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) is unlikely to play in the third preseason game, according to head coach Andy Reid. Charles should practice more this week, however.

Footballguys view: We don't see the need to run Charles out there for any preseason game. The Chiefs have a deep and talented backfield with Charles, Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West. We think Charles should be ready for Week 1 of the regular season, and he should put up low-end RB1 numbers in 2016.

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