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  Cardinals | T.J. Logan looks strong this offseason    Tue Jun 18, 02:03 AM

Arizona Cardinals RB T.J. Logan said Wednesday, June 17 that his lack of impact last season was self-inflicted, and he has been on a mission over the past six months. 'At the end of the season, it clicked for me, like I needed to put more into it,' said Logan. 'This game, you're only going to get out what you put in.' He feels

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  Cardinals | Chase Edmond optimistic about role    Tue Jun 18, 01:56 AM

Arizona Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds expressed confidence Wednesday, June 17 that he will have a regular role in the offseason despite the fact RB David Johnson will be leaned upon heavily as the bellcow back. 'Me and (Dave) are definitely pushing for (two-back looks),' Edmonds said. 'It opens up his dynamic ability and mine as well. Whether it's two-back sets or Dave in the slot, me in the slot, it doesn't really matter.'

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  Rams | Trainer confirms Todd Gurley's arthritic knee    Mon Jun 17, 04:07 PM

Updating previous reports. Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) is in fact dealing with arthritis in his knee after months of speculation. Travelle Gaines, who has trained Gurley for three years, suggested 'not one thing has changed' in regards to his client and that 'our routine has worked, he's been strong, he's been in great shape, he's done well.' Gaines went on to say the decision this offseason to have Gurley drop six pounds and trim his body fat from 10 percent to seven was not due to injuries and more to accentuate his speed. The trainer also said 'it's never been told to me' that the Rams plan on decreasing Gurley's workload come Week 1.'Everybody knew when Todd came out of Georgia that there would be some kind of arthritic component to his knee, which is part of every surgery whether it's a shoulder, a knee, an ankle. He's now at the Year 5 mark; all we're doing is managing that. If we can pound him less in the offseason while keeping his weight down, working on his strength, working on his agility in short areas, that's going to give him a better chance to be healthy Weeks 14 through 17 when they really count,' Gaines said.

Footballguys view: Gaines has been a trainer for some of the best players in the NFL (and the NBA too), so we'll listen to what he has to say about Gurley. The veteran superstar RB has seen his ADP slide in recent weeks as Fantasy GMs are nervous about his knee condition and about the Rams perhaps using more Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson to spell Gurley in 2019. Gurley now is a boom/bust pick for Fantasy GMs in the early second round.

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  Eagles | Philly will take it slow with Miles Sanders    Sun Jun 16, 03:05 PM

Philadelphia Eagles rookie RB Miles Sanders will be brought along slowly in training camp, according to head coach Doug Pederson, after missing all of organized team activities (OTAs) and minicamp due to a hamstring injury. 'I fully expect him to come in ready, come in healthy, ready to go,' Pederson said. 'We have to get him in the mix early. Definitely have to see exactly where he is mentally from all the mental reps that he took this spring, and slowly work him into the mix and see just how he can help us on game day.'

Footballguys view: Sanders redraft stock has been hurt by his inability to practice and Jordan Howard's chances for relevance early in the season have gone up in direct proportion. Sanders may matter by the end of the season via injury to another Eagles back, pure talent, or the efficiency of the offense, but Howard might be the better redraft pick right now.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara has more to prove    Sun Jun 16, 02:15 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara will be tasked with an expanded role in 2019 with the departure of backfield mate Mark Ingram. 'I'm so anxious to see like, 'What else?'' Kamara said recently. 'You know what I'm saying? What else could I do? Where else could I line up? How else could I be successful? That's the best part of this profession for me. What's the next step you're going to take? 'Ok, he was good last year. How are you going to prove that you are what you are?''

Footballguys view: Kamara has a shot to be the #1 overall fantasy running back with a larger role this year. He is in a very stable offense and probably has the least risk any of the top four backs.

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  Browns | Kareem Hunt praised by ex-teammate    Sun Jun 16, 12:13 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt has drawn the praise of former Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce. 'I think so, without a doubt,' Kelce said Saturday, June 15, when asked if he believes the Browns are getting the best version of Hunt. '... I think you guys are getting an unbelievable athlete, somebody who can change the game with one or two carries, one or two touches and really give you a chance to win.'

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  Redskins | PUP list likely for Bryce Love    Sat Jun 15, 06:33 PM

Washington Redskins RB Bryce Love (knee) likely will start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Footballguys view: Love fell to the fourth round of the 2019 NFL draft due to concerns that his knee injury could cause him to miss his rookie season. The latest reports out of Washington speculate that Love could be ready in mid-training camp...but that might be overly optimistic. We just hope he gets healthy. Love at full strength could be a dynamic player as a runner and receiver out of the backfield. We'll monitor him in deep dynasty formats.

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  Seahawks | Three options for third-down back    Sat Jun 15, 01:32 PM

Seattle Seahawks RBs C.J. Prosise, J.D. McKissic and Travis Homer will all be candidates for the third-down back role during training camp. Prosise and Homer did miss some time this offseason because of hamstring injuries.

Footballguys view: McKissic might be considered the front-runner here. He's the one who hasn't battled the injury bug ...especially the way Prosise has. We'll watch this battle shake itself out in training camp.

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  Packers | Kapri Bibbs done in Green Bay    Fri Jun 14, 04:44 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Kapri Bibbs was released Friday, June 14.

Footballguys view: After Dexter Williams was drafted in the sixth round, Bibbs days were numbered. He's still a useful NFL back and should be on some teams' call list if injuries force them to add a back off of the street this offseason, including Green Bay's.

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  Eagles | Miles Sanders likely for camp    Thu Jun 13, 09:18 PM

Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders (hamstring) is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, head coach Doug Pederson said Thursday, June 13.

Footballguys view: This missed time could still impact Sanders role at the beginning of the season. The team indicated that they will evaluate how much Sanders can handle initially in camp. If he can't stay on the field then, Jordan Howard may have value above his discount ADP long into the season.

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  Jaguars | Leonard Fournette to excel with Nick Foles?    Thu Jun 13, 08:49 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette will be a big part of the passing game with QB Nick Foles in 2019, according to ESPN's Michael DiRocco.

Footballguys view: Nick Foles will improve the passing game, which should trickle down to improve Fournette's value in PPR leagues. The Jaguars seemed to be losing patience with him, but if Fournette can stay on the field, he'll likely provide second-round value at a third-round price.

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  Colts | Marlon Mack viewed as workhorse    Thu Jun 13, 08:15 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack is being viewed by head coach Frank Reich as the team's workhorse in the backfield, according to Joel A. Erickson of the Indianapolis Star.

Footballguys view: Mack finished 2018 with his best football and is clearly in line to carry the load, but he didn't stay healthy last year and will share with a receiving back and have a formidable back behind him as a #3, so he's falling to the 3rd/4th round.

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  Bears | David Montgomery inks rookie deal    Thu Jun 13, 08:02 PM

Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery signed his rookie contract Thursday, June 13, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Footballguys view: Montgomery will vie for touches in what looks to be a three-headed committee to open the season. He could secure the largest share by far with strong play, although his current ADP assumes that he will.

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  Bills | LeSean McCoy expects sizable role    Thu Jun 13, 07:31 PM

Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy expects to maintain a large role in the offense in his age-31 season in 2019. 'I'm a type of guy, I thrive off of having a big name. So when guys come to my team, they're curious to see, 'How is LeSean McCoy? Is he still a good player?' I mean, I'm a dominant player. I think that speaks for itself. But I'll be in the same role as last year. And I look forward to putting some numbers up and bouncing back from that last season,' McCoy said Tuesday, June 12.

Footballguys view: There has been speculation that he could be released because of his 6.5 million dollar price tag, but the Bills have shown that they value McCoy greatly in recent years despite some incentive to trade him. He is about as cheap as any back in line to lead his team in carries, so the risk of release or a diminishing role is tolerable. His ceiling is limited by an under construction offensive line and potential to lose short touchdowns to Josh Allen.

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  Lions | Kerryon Johnson a threat for 60 catches?    Thu Jun 13, 05:47 PM

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson finished with 32 catches in 10 games as a rookie in 2018, and the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett could see him doubling that production in 2019 if the team decides they don't need to take Johnson off the field on third down.

Footballguys view: Johnson caught 32 passes as a rookie in just 10 games. Catching 45 or more passes this season is not an outlandish projection for the second-year back. Johnson has a current ADP of RB19 (3.12) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick not a lock to stick?    Thu Jun 13, 05:41 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick is not guaranteed to make the team out of training camp, in the opinion of the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett.

Footballguys view: The Lions have always used Riddick as their pass-catching back. That could change if starter Kerryon Johnson is utilized more in the passing game. With C.J. Anderson to back up Johnson, the team may decide to move on from Riddick. The Lions would save $3.6 million on the cap if they let Riddick go. Riddick is in the final year of his contract and he's on the books for $4.6 million.

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  Chiefs | Kansas City parts with three    Thu Jun 13, 04:42 PM

Kansas City Chiefs LB Gary Johnson, OT Justin Senior and RB James Williams were waived Thursday, June 13.

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  Seahawks | C.J. Prosise nursing another injury    Thu Jun 13, 04:13 PM

Seattle Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise (hamstring) reportedly left practice with a tight hamstring Thursday, June 13, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

Footballguys view: A third-round pick in the 2016 NFL draft, Prosise has played in only 16 games over three seasons in the pros. He is as oft-injured as they come. Prosise is no lock to make the 53-man roster.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh looking to share RB workload?    Thu Jun 13, 02:15 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner amassed more than 62 percent of his team's carries and 64 percent of the targets to running backs last season, but he is under the impression those numbers will come down this season based on what he has seen during spring practices, especially from Jaylen Samuels and rookie Benny Snell.'I think it'll be spread out pretty evenly. ... 'I've seen (Snell's) college tape. He's also learned the offense really quick. I know he'll be ready to play this year. Jaylen, obviously, is going to make a lot of plays, too,' Conner told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Footballguys view: Keep this in mind when consider Conner in your fantasy drafts this year. Conner has a current ADP of RB9 (1.12) in 12-team PPR leagues. Snell is not getting drafted and Samuels is RB44 (10.02). We like Samuels as a valuable handcuff if you've got the bench space. If Conner were to miss time, Samuels has win-your-league upside and doesn't need to come off the field. We'll see how this group shakes out in training camp and the preseason.

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  Bears | David Montgomery's receiving skills impressing    Thu Jun 13, 12:52 PM

Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery has impressed in minicamp with his pass-catching skills, 'He's making plays,' Bears head coach Matt Nagy said. 'We always knew he had great hands. You don't know how great of a route runner a college back is, but he's a really good route runner.'

Footballguys view: We love Montgomery's no-nonsense approach as a runner. He's intent, determined and tough to bring down when he builds a head of steam. So far this offseason, we've heard plenty of good things about the rookie's ability as a receiver out of the backfield. He's got to contend with veteran Mike Davis in training camp, and Tarik Cohen will get plenty of work in that backfield. Right now, Montgomery is going off the board at RB21 (4.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Packers | Green Bay auditioning returners    Thu Jun 13, 02:07 AM

Green Bay Packers WR Trevor Davis and CB Jaire Alexander got the majority of work as punt/kickoff returners during the team's mandatory minicamp. WR Teo Redding also saw time with both units, while RB Aaron Jones got some reps on kickoffs.

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  Chiefs | Carlos Hyde lines up with Damien Williams    Wed Jun 12, 11:31 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Carlos Hyde is listed as the backup to RB Damien Williams, but he has been busy at minicamp, lining up along with Williams in the teams backfield on occasion. He has been used as a receiver. 'For a running back like me who likes to catch the ball, it would be like a dream come true,' Hyde said Wednesday, June 12.

Footballguys view: Williams is the Chiefs back Fantasy GMs are going nuts for...and we get it. In that offense with Williams skill set it could mean big fantasy points. However, everyone needs to know that the Chiefs staff loves the addition of Hyde this offseason. He could push for a larger role than most think. Right now, Williams has an ADP of RB12 (2.07) and Hyde is going off the board at RB45 (10.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Chiefs | Six trying out for Chiefs    Wed Jun 12, 06:18 PM

Free-agent RB A.J. Ouellette (Saints), LB D'Juan Hines (Browns), CB Hamp Cheevers (Titans) and CB Dee Delaney (Dolphins) are participating in the Kansas City Chiefs minicamp on a tryout basis. Undrafted free-agent FB Josh Caldwell (Northwest Missouri State) and OG Abdul Beecham (Kansas State) are also trying out for the Chiefs.

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  49ers | Jerick McKinnon may be ready for camp    Wed Jun 12, 05:15 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) hopefully will be a full participant when training camp begins, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.

Footballguys view: McKinnon is going to have to compete with Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida in training camp. It's looking like it could be a three-headed RBBC for the 49ers in 2019. McKinnon has a current ADP of RB40 (8.12) in 12-team PPR leagues. Coleman has an ADP of RB31 (6.10) and Brieda is coming off the board at RB56 (14.02) at this time.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel recovering from surgery    Wed Jun 12, 02:17 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) missed some offseason workouts because he recently underwent arthroscopic knee surgery, according to a source. He is expected to be ready for training camp.

Footballguys view: It now all makes sense. Michel hasn't been practicing for a few weeks and now we know that he had a simple knee scope. Barring any setbacks, we should see him ready for camp and Michel should earn the lead back duties for the Patriots in 2019.

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  Colts | Jordan Wilkins fighting for roster spot    Tue Jun 11, 09:58 PM

Indianapolis Colts RBs Jordan Wilkins, Jonathan Williams and Spencer Ware are vying to be Marlon Mack's 'mixer,' according to head coach Frank Reich.

Footballguys view: Things change pretty quickly around here. It wasn't that long ago that Wilkins was thought of as a sleeper pick in the Colts jam-packed backfield and now he's fighting for a roster spot. One spot we think he should earn by the way, but Wilkins dynasty stock has certainly taken a hit. Mack is the main back for the Colts and Nyheim Hines can work as a change-of-pace back. We think the Colts keep Wilkins around, but he may not get much playing time unless there's an injury in front of him on the depth chart.

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  Colts | Decreased role in store for Nyheim Hines?    Tue Jun 11, 09:48 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Nyheim Hines' role could be affected 'a little bit' by the arrival of WR Parris Campbell, according to head coach Frank Reich.'And yeah, with Parris (Campbell) in the slot that could affect Nyheim a little bit. It would ultimately, probably affect him a little bit, but that is a good thing. We will just continue to fine tune and by game plan, I think that is one of the things that we've done well is figure that out week-to-week how to apply the personnel against the defense that we're playing,' Reich said.

Footballguys view: Keep an eye on this situation in training camp and the preseason. Hines was targeted 81 times in 2018 as a rookie, snaring 63 passes for 425 yards and two touchdowns. However, out of those 63 catches only 12 of them came from the slot. If he does lose some slot routes to Campbell, the Colts could easily make up for that with other touches or receptions with Hines in the backfield. Hines has deep flex appeal in PPR leagues because of his receiving ability. His current ADP is RB49 (11.09) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Bills | Three RBs see time with starters    Tue Jun 11, 06:22 PM

Buffalo Bills RBs LeSean McCoy, Frank Gore and Devin Singletary all received snaps with the first-team offense during practice Tuesday, June 11.

Footballguys view: McCoy is still the lead back (for now) but the team is ready to move on if he falters. They could use more of Gore and/or Singletary in an effort to keep McCoy fresh in 2019. McCoy has a current ADP of RB41 (9.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Rams | Todd Gurley downplays knee issue    Tue Jun 11, 05:35 PM

Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) told reporters Tuesday, June 11, that he is 'fine' and 'doing the same kinds of things he's always done in the offseason. He also suggested the torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered in college was a 'bigger problem' for him coming out of college than his current issue.

Footballguys view: Gurley may think he's 'fine' but Fantasy GMs are not feeling the same way. There is a ton of hesitation (for good reason) when it comes to selecting Gurley with a top-10 fantasy pick. We are hearing the team could use Darrell Henderson or Malcolm Brown a little bit more to give Gurley a breather. There are also reports about Gurley's role being smaller than it has been in the past. Oh yeah, Gurley is unlikely to play in the preseason too. Gurley has superstar talent but we'll have to see what the news brings for him and the offense in training camp. Stay tuned.

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  Eagles | Miles Sanders sidelined with injury    Tue Jun 11, 01:08 PM

Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders (hamstring) will be held out of the team's mandatory minicamp this week due to a lingering hamstring injury, head coach Doug Pederson said Tuesday, June 11.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. Sanders has missed all of the Eagles offseason workouts, voluntary or mandatory, due to his hamstring injury. The injury was called 'minor' at first but it seems to be a little more than that. We'll see if the rookie can get healthy, stay healthy and perform as a change-of-pace back for the Eagles behind Jordan Howard.

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  Seahawks | Rashaad Penny more mature    Sun Jun 9, 11:24 PM

Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny admitted that he became frustrated by the injuries he dealt with as a rookie, but he said he has 'grown up' and better understands how to be a pro on the field and off the field in terms of taking care of his body.

Footballguys view: Penny had a rough time as a rookie, with injuries and inconsistencies plaguing his game. A 2018 first-round pick, Penny has win-your-league upside if he plays well and earns more playing time in the Seattle backfield. He's going to split time with Chris Carson in 2019.

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  Jets | Sam Darnold happy to have Bilal Powell back    Sun Jun 9, 04:59 PM

New York Jets QB Sam Darnold spoke glowingly of his team's re-signing of RB Bilal Powell this past week. 'Great to have BP back,' Darnold said. 'Can't wait to get to work with him. I haven't seen him in a while, so it's going to be nice to be able to see him. I know BP is a great guy and obviously a great player, so it's great to have him back.'

Footballguys view: Powell will be a familiar face in the backfield for Darnold at times this year if he makes the team. and he might be the only back from the 2018 roster to make the team. It's also good to see Darnold making "leadership" quotes about his teammates.

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  Redskins | Derrius Guice to take over?    Sat Jun 8, 10:23 PM

Washington Redskins RB Derrius Guice (knee) will 'be the guy right away' in the backfield if he looks healthy in training camp, in the opinion of John Keim of

Footballguys view: The if is big considering the extra procedures Guice had to have done on his injured knee, but he should be more impactful than Adrian Peterson if he is healthy. The bigger issue for Guice's production this year will be quarterback play and the possibility of Trent Williams being gone if the team can't make him happy this offseason.

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  Jets | Bilal Powell back with NYJ    Fri Jun 7, 07:04 PM

Free-agent RB Bilal Powell (Jets) agreed to terms with the New York Jets Friday, June 7. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Powell should be the #2 back, and it's not great news for Le'Veon Bell, but probably not bad news either. We still have a track record of unpredictable backfield usage from Jets coach Adam Gase, so this development adds another element that could frustrate us during the season if he is anything more than a few touch a game player.

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  Bears | David Montgomery may have decent role    Fri Jun 7, 06:24 PM

Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery should have the chance to earn a solid role in the offense during his rookie season, in the opinion of The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs.

Footballguys view: Montgomery will be part of a three-man committee at running back. If he can decisively outplay Tarik Cohen or Mike Davis, he might earn a larger role, but for now his ADP might be a little aggressive, assuming the Bears stick with this plan all year.

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  Rams | Darrell Henderson inks rookie deal    Fri Jun 7, 03:36 PM

Los Angeles Rams third-round RB Darrell Henderson (Memphis) signed his four-year rookie contract Friday, June 7. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

Footballguys view: Henderson is one of the hottest names in fantasy right now and for good reason. There is nothing positive around Todd Gurley's knee and Henderson should get a large opportunity with Gurley's workload cut back this year. He could turn a lot of the big runs CJ Anderson had last year down the stretch into touchdowns and be an instant hit even with a fully functional Gurley.

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  Seahawks | Rashaad Penny slim and trim    Fri Jun 7, 02:05 PM

Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny has reportedly dropped 15 pounds and is being meant toward by Hall of Famer and fellow San Diego State alum Marshall Faulk.

Footballguys view: Chris Carson has been out with a knee issue, so Penny will get a lot of chances before training camp to impress the staff and push for more snaps and touches this season. His ADP is modest for a first-round pick on a team that loves to run the ball.

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  Jets | Bilal Powell working out for Jets    Fri Jun 7, 11:31 AM

Free-agent RB Bilal Powell (Jets), who is working his way back from a neck injury, is working out for the New York Jets Friday, June 7.

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  Colts | Lofty goal for Nyheim Hines    Thu Jun 6, 10:34 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Nyheim Hines said he wants to reach '1,000 all-purpose yards' in 2019.

Footballguys view: That's not a terribly outlandish goal for the young back. Hines is in a cramped Colts backfield, but his skill set as a runner and receiver is not duplicated by any other back on the depth chart. He had over 700 all-purpose yards last year, so an increase of 300 yards over the course of the season isn't that much. He's currently going off the board at RB48 (11.03) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Seahawks | Travis Homer sidelined    Thu Jun 6, 10:08 PM

Seattle Seahawks RB Travis Homer (undisclosed) missed practice Tuesday, June 4.

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  Ravens | Gus Edwards says role not changing    Thu Jun 6, 07:36 PM

Baltimore Ravens RB Gus Edwards said his role in the offense has not changed even though the team added RBs Mark Ingram and Justice Hill this offseason. He said he has been working with the first-team offense during practices.

Footballguys view: That's good and all, but Edwards role has to change once the games count. He's unlikely to beat out Mark Ingram for the top spot in the Ravens backfield. Edwards has fantasy value as a volume runner but without a lot of carries (and in a cramped backfield) there's just not much there for him in 2019 unless someone ahead of him on the depth chart gets hurt.

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  Jaguars | Ryquell Armstead injury update    Thu Jun 6, 07:27 PM

Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars RB Ryquell Armstead (hamstring) suffered a slight hamstring injury during practice Tuesday, June 5, but likely will be sidelined until training camp, according to head coach Doug Marrone.

Footballguys view: A fifth-round pick out of Temple in the 2019 NFL draft, Armstead is a chain-moving running back who strikes a defense with great determination and heart. Armstead is not much of a receiving threat and makes his keep by grinding out tough yards between the tackles with instinct and power. He's competing for a spot on the depth chart behind Leonard Fournette and may win the primary backup job if he looks better than veteran Alfred Blue. It's an important spot for Fantasy GMs to monitor as Fournette gets banged up quite a bit. We'll see if Armstead can get healthy and impress in training camp.

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  Jets | Le'Veon Bell to skip workouts next week    Thu Jun 6, 07:18 PM

New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell said he does not plan to participate in practices next week and will return to Florida to train.

Footballguys view: The practices next week are voluntary. Bell did participate in mandatory minicamp but it looks like he is not going to show up to any voluntary workouts.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon will be at minicamp    Thu Jun 6, 06:19 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon said he plans to participate in the minicamp next week. Gordon also said his agent has started contract extension talks with the Chargers, but no deal is imminent.

Footballguys view: Gordon is in the final year of his rookie contract, and he's on the books for around $5.6 million. Earlier this offseason, the word was Gordon was waiting for Le'Veon Bell to get his new contract. That happened with the Jets, with Bell signing a four-year, $52.5 million deal with $35 million guaranteed. We'll see if Gordon's new deal approaches those numbers. We don't see the Chargers playing hardball too much with Gordon and expect a deal to get done in good time.

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  Ravens | Kenneth Dixon back at practice    Thu Jun 6, 05:26 PM

Baltimore Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon (undisclosed) 'flashed his lateral movement' during organized team activities Thursday, June 6.

Footballguys view: Good news for the veteran back here. However, he's still behind Mark Ingram, Justice Hill, and Gus Edwards on the depth chart. We'll see if he can keep flashing his talent in practice and work his way into some role -- if he makes the team -- in 2019.

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  Redskins | Samaje Perine making waves this spring    Thu Jun 6, 02:12 PM

Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine was considered the 'most impressive back this spring' by head coach Jay Gruden, according to ESPN's John Keim.

Footballguys view: Perine has never played up to his potential in the NFL. He's now buried on the depth chart behind Adrian Peterson and Derrius Guice (at least). Perine is a power back only but could struggle to make the 53-man roster in Washington. Perhaps the team is trying to drum up some trade interest for the third-year pro.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel's absence puzzling    Thu Jun 6, 12:30 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (unknown) has missed all three days of the team's minicamp this week with no explanation from the team.

Footballguys view: Keep an eye on this situation as Michel should be the top back for the Patriots in 2019, although he is going to face competition from rookie Damien Harris. One beat reporter believes the team is simply managing the workload for Michel, who has had a history of knee issues dating back through his time at Georgia.

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  Broncos | Phillip Lindsay on track for camp    Wed Jun 5, 05:58 PM

Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (wrist) should be ready for the start of training camp, according to head coach Vic Fangio.

Footballguys view: Lindsay should be ready for the start of camp, but don't be surprised if the Broncos ease him back into action. They're playing in the Hall of Fame Game and have five preseason games this year. There's no need to rush the 2018 Pro Bowl running back. Royce Freeman has looked outstanding in OTAs and mandatory minicamp. We should see Freeman cut into Lindsay's touches a bit this season.

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  Jaguars | Ryquell Armstead left practice Tuesday    Wed Jun 5, 05:31 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Ryquell Armstead (hamstring) left practice early Tuesday, June 4, after suffering an apparent left hamstring injury.

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  Jaguars | Taj McGowan signs with Jaguars    Wed Jun 5, 02:54 PM

Undrafted free-agent RB Taj McGowan (Central Florida) signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars Wednesday, June 5. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived DT Khairi Clark.

Footballguys view: McGowan is a one-speed runner with quick feet. He doesn't stand out with speed but can change direction smoothly in traffic. McGowan was not used much as a receiver in college with only 16 career catches at UCF. Undrafted this year, McGowan went to rookie minicamp with the Jaguars and the Giants. He'll have to make the 53-man roster by standing out on special teams.

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