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  Cowboys | Alfred Morris not available    Thu May 26, 10:09 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Alfred Morris and RB Darren McFadden are not available for trade, executive vice president Stephen Jones said Thursday, May 26.

Footballguys view: We'll see if that lasts, but it's wise to keep the backfield intact for now. Once Ezekiel Elliott gets up to speed, we may see one of them moved, but the Cowboys know depth at any position is critical. We see Elliott as a solid RB1 in his rookie season, but the most McFadden or Morris will be is a handcuff.

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  Chiefs | Knile Davis willing to stay in KC    Thu May 26, 09:34 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Knile Davis denies requesting a trade this offseason, but he said he looks forward to the opportunity to show what he can do on the field.

Footballguys view: Jamaal Charles is getting healthy while Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West got extensions, so if he did ask for a trade, we couldn't blame Davis. With that much talent ahead of him there's no point in having him on your roster this year.

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  Saints | C.J. Spiller looks better     Thu May 26, 07:38 PM

New Orleans Saints RB C.J. Spiller's (knee) health and movement skills are noticeably different so far this offseason, according to head coach Sean Payton. 'He worked his butt off in the offseason to get the strength back in that leg he [injured],' Payton said. 'That's been real encouraging.'

Footballguys view: Spiller has upside but at 29 and beat up, it's not a lot. He's well behind everyone else there and we don't see him as worth a roster spot.

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  Patriots | Key Patriots absent Thursday     Thu May 26, 06:17 PM

New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot), RB LeGarrette Blount (knee), RB Dion Lewis (knee), WR Danny Amendola (ankle, knee) and TE Rob Gronkowski (undisclosed) did not participate in organized team activities Thursday, May 26.

Footballguys view: Were they also blowing off OTA's to show support for Ryan Fitzpatrick? Or maybe, as veterans, they were just taking a day off, much like we think Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall are. Nothing to see here folks.

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  Seahawks | Thomas Rawls could be ready Week 1    Thu May 26, 05:51 PM

Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) may be healthy enough to play by Week 1 of the regular season, according to head coach Pete Carroll. Rawls is still recovering from a fractured ankle he suffered late last year.

Footballguys view: Rawls has a lot of upside when he finally takes the field, potentially as a very good RB2. The question will be when that happens. We like him a lot, but it's going to be tough to trust him in drafts. Meanwhile, keep an eye on rookie CJ Prosise and Christine Michael, both of whom could solidify themselves as part of an RBBC or more.

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  Ravens | Trent Richardson has hamstring issue    Thu May 26, 02:52 PM

Baltimore Ravens RB Trent Richardson (hamstring) is dealing with a hamstring injury Thursday, May 26, that he suffered last week.

Footballguys view: Richardson has never recovered from whatever happened to him in Cleveland, and while there is room for him to make some inroads into the carries of the players ahead of him, we don't trust him. An injury in minicamp isn't changing our mind.

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  Titans | DeMarco Murray looks explosive    Thu May 26, 01:43 PM

Tennessee Titans RB DeMarco Murray has received praise from both head coach Mike Mularkey and QB Marcus Mariota during organized team activities this week. 'I certainly liked some of the cuts I saw,' Mularkey said. 'Even without pads on, those were cuts he wasn't going to get touched on. It was going to be an explosive run. You can tell when a play is going to work and not work.'

Footballguys view: Murray is saying and doing all the right things in the wake of the drafting of rookie Derrick Henry, and it looks like the result is a continued status at the top of the food chain. We're not expecting superb fantasy numbers this year, but he should serve as a second or third fantasy back in the Titans "exotic smashmouth" backfield.

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  Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott must earn starting job    Thu May 26, 01:20 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott must compete to earn a starting role this year, according to running backs coach Gary Brown. Elliott was drafted fourth overall by the Cowboys and will compete with RBs Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris. 'It's a lot faster pace,' Elliott said. 'The game moves so much faster. Yesterday, I'm not going to lie, I was a little bit shell-shocked. But today I came out. I was a little bit more prepared and was more ready mentally so it was a little bit easier for me.'

Footballguys view: We think this is all just posturing. Elliott is an incredible talent and the moment he gets the playbook under control, we can't imagine him as a second or part-time back. It might take a while, but we think he overtakes McFadden and Morris.

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Alfred Morris player page

  NFL | Arian Foster a month away from usual form    Thu May 26, 01:17 PM

Free-agent RB Arian Foster (Achilles') said he would need about a month to get to where he needs to be physically. 'I probably need another month to get where I am, the person everyone is used to seeing,' Foster said. 'I can definitely play but I need another month to be where I want to be and be at that pro-bowl level I can be at.'

Footballguys view: We don't know where he'll end up, if anywhere and so we have no idea what his value is. You have to wait and see what the situation is in his new "home." Put our chips on the Miami Dolphins as the team to sign Foster. However, the Patriots, Seahawks, Lions and even the Chargers could be interested.

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  Lions | Ameer Abdullah had offseason surgery    Thu May 26, 12:29 PM

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (shoulder) had surgery to fix a torn labrum in his shoulder in January and could miss the rest of the offseason, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Abdullah led the team in rushing last year with 597 yards. He's said to be ahead of schedule in his rehab, but the Lions are being cautious with him until training camp. Abdullah is expected to be the starting running back in 2016.

Footballguys view: Abdullah played through the injury in December, and likely won't take part in any of the offseason program, perhaps even camp. We expect a decent season from him this year, but he might start off a bit slow because he'll have missed so much work. This whole season, Abdullah will likely split time with at least Theo Riddick. That's been cooked into his current ADP of RB30 (7.02) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott working with second team    Thu May 26, 01:59 AM

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has been working with the second-team offense during organized team activities this week. RB Darren McFadden has been working with the starting offense.

Footballguys view: He'll be on first team once he gets on top of the playbook, and behind this offensive line he could be a powerhouse in both the NFL and fantasy.

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  Redskins | Chris Thompson likely to miss workouts    Wed May 25, 10:14 PM

Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (shoulder) likely will not participate in any of the offseason workouts because he is still recovering from shoulder surgery.

Footballguys view: We think he will be a nice change of pace for Matt Jones, though Jones will still probably get the bulk of the work. Still, we saw Thompson carry the load a bit last season, so if Jones falters, Thompson becomes more valuable. He's certainly a solid handcuff for Jones owners.

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  Packers | Eddie Lacy still has weight issue?    Wed May 25, 02:10 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy still weighs 'in the 240s,' according to a source. Lacy did P90X workouts in the offseason and turned to basketball and boxing, too. It was reported back in April that Lacy had already lost 15 to 18 pounds. Head coach Mike McCarthy characterized Lacy's condition as 'so far, so good.' 'Eddie will be fine,' McCarthy said. 'I believe he'll hit the target that we're all looking for when the lights come on.'

Footballguys view: The weight is an issue, and Lacy has worked hard this offseason to get into better shape. However, Lacy just needs to stay healthy and produce. If he can do that, the "Fat Eddie Lacy" talk will die down.

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  Redskins | Pierre Thomas an option for Washington    Wed May 25, 12:51 AM

Free-agent RB Pierre Thomas (Redskins) is still receiving interest from the Washington Redskins, but Thomas may want to wait until the season begins before signing with a team like he did last season.

Footballguys view: Thomas proved last year at the end of the season (specifically in Week 16 against the Eagles) that he still has a little something left in the tank. Washington is set with Matt Jones as their starter, and we like rookie Keith Marshall as a potential starter someday. If Thomas is added, the team would likely use him as a change-of-pace back only.

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  Redskins | Washington not looking at Arian Foster    Wed May 25, 12:45 AM

Free-agent RB Arian Foster (Achilles') does not appear to be an option for the Washington Redskins at this point.

Footballguys view: Washington is not one of the teams that has shown interest and actually reached out to Foster this offseason. The Dolphins, Seahawks, Broncos and Patriots--and maybe the Chargers--could show interest in Foster when he's able to pass a physical.

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  Dolphins | Arian Foster still option for Miami    Wed May 25, 12:22 AM

Free-agent RB Arian Foster (Texans) is still receiving interest from the Miami Dolphins.

Footballguys view: We think the Dolphins are the front-runners for the veteran back. They have been looking to add competition at the position all offseason. Foster should be able to pass a physical in a week or so, and the veteran might get signed soon after. Stay tuned. If Foster is added to the Dolphins roster, he's in line to compete for the starting job with only Jay Ajayi and rookie Kenyan Drake in his way.

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  Dolphins | Coaches like Damien Williams     Wed May 25, 12:12 AM

Miami Dolphins RB Damien Williams appears to be the frontrunner for the No. 3 running back job in 2016 because the coaching staff likes him. Williams is expected to be pushed by RB Daniel Thomas for the job during training camp.

Footballguys view: Williams responds well to coaching as he's a team-first, do-everything type of guy. His all-purpose skill set should help him earn a roster spot, but we don't see great skill from Williams. Yes, he can take advantage when the hole is huge but he has a difficult time creating on his own, doesn't have breakaway speed or overwhelming power. We expect the Dolphins to add a RB to the mix (Arian Foster?) later this offseason.

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  NFL | Knowshon Moreno wants to return    Tue May 24, 08:35 PM

Former Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) plans to return to NFL action in 2016.

Footballguys view: Good luck with that. Moreno's knees have long been shot. At his best, Moreno was a decent all-purpose back. However, he never played up to his first-round draft status with the Broncos. At this point in his career, we can't imagine teams falling all over themselves to sign the veteran.

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  Jets | Sign Romar Morris    Tue May 24, 06:25 PM

Undrafted free-agent RB Romar Morris (North Carolina) was signed by the New York Jets Tuesday, May 24.

Footballguys view: Morris tried out with the team earlier this year, and the Jets saw enough to sign him. The long-shot is a smaller back (185 pounds) and should work as a special-teams player and change-of-pace back if he makes the Jets final roster.

  Steelers | Le'Veon Bell deflects injury proneness    Tue May 24, 02:54 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) doesn't believe each of his three injuries in each of his first three seasons in the NFL isn't indicative of him being injury prone. Bell said he's still going to be physical but protect himself at the same time.

Footballguys view: Looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and you have a duck. Bell may be correct, but we could write 2,000 words on how there may or may not be anything such as injury prone when it comes to pro athletes. One thing is certain; Bell needs to stay healthy and produce at a high level for the Steelers this year. If healthy, there's no question that he can do just that.

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  Steelers | Le'Veon Bell full-go by camp?    Tue May 24, 02:41 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) said he will be 100% healthy by training camp. He has already participated in individual drills during organized team activities, including running and cutting, as he continues to recover from a torn medial collateral ligament.

Footballguys view: This the most positive report we've seen about Bell this offseason. The team has been wisely cautious with their star RB, but he's trying to recover from major knee surgery he had last November. We'll see if he's ready by the start of training camp. If not, the team could continue to limit him through camp and the preseason.

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  Broncos | Devontae Booker close to 100%    Tue May 24, 01:26 PM

Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker (knee) has been doing almost all of the drills the other running backs are doing in organized team activities, and it looks like he's close to 100% in his recovery from a knee injury in college.

Footballguys view: Booker said earlier this year that he's about 90 percent healthy. While he wants to 'take someone's job' Booker is more likely to be a three-down-back-in-waiting for the Broncos in 2016. If C.J. Anderson stays healthy, he's likely to get the largest workload of his football career with Booker playing a reserve role--and competing for touches with Ronnie Hillman.

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  Steelers | Le'Veon Bell says he'll be ready    Tue May 24, 01:19 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee), who is recovering from surgery for a torn medial collateral ligament in his knee, said he plans on making a full return in time for Week 1.

Footballguys view: Bell has confidence that he'll be ready, but we're not so sure. He had major knee surgery back in November of last year, and his status for the start of training camp is up in the air. Bell himself may be ready, but the team may want to ease him into action later this year.

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  Patriots | Dion Lewis optimistic for Week 1    Tue May 24, 11:30 AM

New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis (knee) has given signs of optimism for being ready for the start of the season. Some close to Lewis feel that he's about a month away from being able to play in a game.

Footballguys view: Lewis showed last year just how productive he could be in this system before he went down with this injury. The team will be wisely cautious with him, and his repetitions in organized team activities will be limited at best. If healthy, we see Lewis as a RB2 with RB1 upside in the Patriots high-powered offense.

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  Eagles | Ryan Mathews sitting out    Tue May 24, 10:47 AM

Philadelphia Eagles RB Ryan Mathews (illness) is out of practice Tuesday, May 24, due to illness.

Footballguys view: Mathews should be back soon for the Eagles. Injuries are a concern with the talented veteran, but missing practice on Tuesday is not a big deal. If healthy, Mathews can perform like a low-end RB2. His current ADP is RB26 (6.05) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Ravens | Three Ravens RBs for one spot    Tue May 24, 02:36 AM

Baltimore Ravens RB Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB Terrance West and RB Trent Richardson are likely to compete for one roster spot in training camp.

Footballguys view: This is a group of has-beens and never-weres, but it will be interesting to see who emerges. Richardson has the highest upside, but his career has been knocked off track by injuries and lack of motivation. The former no.3 overall pick (2012) has worked hard this offseason to reshape his body in an effort to play up to his potential. We're not counting on Richardson here, but he may be the most likely to emerge if he truly has "gotten it."

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Terrance West player page

  Browns | Duke Johnson an every-down back?    Mon May 23, 09:22 PM

Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson believes RB Duke Johnson can be an every-down running back in the NFL. Johnson had a chance to win the starting job in 2015 but suffered a hamstring injury.

Footballguys view: Johnson may have the ability to be a full-time RB in the NFL, but he may be best suited playing a change-of-pace role. He's an explosive player who can be used similarly to the way Jackson used Gio Bernard when he was OC with the Bengals. Isaiah Crowell may be the lead back with Johnson working behind him.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon recovering well    Mon May 23, 03:17 PM

San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) participated in individual drills during organized team activities Monday, May 23, and is rehabilitating well from microfracture knee surgery he had in January.

Footballguys view: The Chargers and fantasy owners are holding their collective breath about Gordon. The speedy back can be the centerpiece of the Chargers offense if healthy. At this time, Gordon is expected to be ready for training camp later this year.

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  Giants | Victor Cruz taking it slow    Mon May 23, 12:56 PM

New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee, calf) and RB Orleans Darkwa (leg) were both working on the side with trainers during practice Monday, May 23. The Giants continue to take it slow with Cruz.

Footballguys view: We can't wait to see Cruz back near full strength...but there's no guarantee that he'll ever be able to be the same player he used to be.

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  Vikings | Brandon Ross waived    Mon May 23, 12:04 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Brandon Ross was waived Monday, May 23.

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  Jaguars | Chris Ivory successful on first down    Mon May 23, 12:01 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Chris Ivory's 736 yards gained on first-down carries last year were the third most in the NFL, and beat writer Ryan O'Halloran believes Ivory will handle more carries on first and second down than RB T.J. Yeldon, and Yeldon will serve as the primary third-down back.

Footballguys view: Yeldon's dynasty owners were excited about what he showed last year during his rookie season. The addition of Ivory this offseason throws a wrinkle in those prospects for 2016. We'll be watching to see how both of these RBs are used leading up to the regular season. At this time, Ivory has a more favorable ADP (7.07) than does Yeldon (8.02) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Seahawks | Richard Sherman talks Marshawn Lynch     Sun May 22, 07:31 PM

Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman said he wouldn't 'put anything past' retired RB Marshawn Lynch when asked if he thought Lynch could return to the NFL.

Footballguys view: We wouldn't put anything past Lynch either. He's a beat-of-a-different drummer type of guy, and Lynch pretty much does what he wants to do. No retirement papers have been filled out by Lynch, and he's been in Haiti building houses for homeless people. The Seahawks drafted three backs in the draft to go along with Thomas Rawls and Christine Michael. We won't blame you if you're in a super-deep dynasty league and want to save a roster spot for Lynch.

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  Texans | Lamar Miller comfortable with offense    Sun May 22, 12:34 AM

Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller said the offensive concepts are similar to those he used as a member of the Miami Dolphins, with some differences in terminology, and he said finding his way around Houston has been tougher than learning the playbook.

Footballguys view: A comfortable Miller can be a dangerous RB with a ton of potential for fantasy owners. Even though he's been a top-10 fantasy RB each of the last two years, we don't think we've seen the best from Miller. He could post career-best numbers in his first year with the Texans. They'll rely on Miller to do the heavy lifting for the offense, and his production will help keep their strong defense fresh. We love his current ADP of RB7 (2.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Bengals | Jeremy Hill hoping to up efficiency     Sun May 22, 12:18 AM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill's yards per carry dropped from 5.1 as a rookie to 3.6 last season, and he was missing running lanes that he hit quickly in his rookie year.

Footballguys view: Hill was slow with his decision making last year, and that led to his YPC downturn. This year, if he runs with better intent and determination then he should be swifter and build more power. Last year, the smaller back Gio Bernard had a better yards-after-contact-per rush average (1.9) than Hill (1.46).

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  NFL | Arian Foster close to passing physical    Sat May 21, 10:32 PM

Free-agent RB Arian Foster (Achilles') expects to pass his physical in the next couple of weeks, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Footballguys view: Things are starting to heat up a bit with Foster. If he's able to pass a physical, then we could see a team like the Dolphins signing him to a short-term deal packed with incentives. There have been a small handful of teams that have already reached out to Foster this offseason.

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  Patriots | Arian Foster doesn't visit Patriots    Sat May 21, 02:56 PM

Free-agent RB Arian Foster (Texans) did not visit the New England Patriots during his recent trip to Boston.

Footballguys view: Reports indicate the Patriots have least preliminary the veteran back. Foster may be able to pass a physical in a week or two, so his market may heat up. There have already been a small handful of teams reach out to Foster this offseason.

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  Broncos | Devontae Booker gunning for starting job    Fri May 20, 10:46 PM

Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker said he wants to become one of the best running backs in franchise history, and he plans to 'take someone's job' this year.

Footballguys view: We love Booker's confidence, but there's no way he takes someone's job...unless that someone (starter C.J. Anderson) gets hurt. Some are trying to paint a picture of RBBC in Denver in 2016. The Broncos are painting a different picture..with their checkbook. Anderson got a $5 million bonus earlier this year, and they're going to feed him the rock as much as possible. Booker is talented, but he's a three-down-back-in-waiting with the Broncos.

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  Broncos | Devontae Booker out for OTAs    Fri May 20, 09:18 PM

Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker (knee) will not participate in the first round of OTAs that begins Tuesday, May 24, as he continues to recover from a torn meniscus, but he is expected to be ready before the start of the season.

Footballguys view: Booker is a three-down-back-in-waiting for the Broncos. They are going to give C.J. Anderson the largest workload he can handle after paying him a $5 million bonus earlier this year. The rookie is going to have to wait his turn behind Anderson. We like Booker because of his determination, power and the fact he's a fantastic receiver out of the backfield. Any fantasy owner who adds Anderson should be adding Booker as a must-handcuff player.

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  Patriots | Arian Foster an option for Patriots?    Fri May 20, 07:23 PM

Free-agent RB Arian Foster (Texans) has received preliminary interest from the New England Patriots, according to a source.

Footballguys view: We think Foster winds up in the AFC East...with the Dolphins. It makes sense that the Patriots would have interest, even with Dion Lewis and LeGarrette Blount in the fold. There are rumblings about a small handful of teams, including the Patriots, Dolphins and Broncos having interest in the veteran back.

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  Dolphins | Jay Ajayi pulling away from RBs    Fri May 20, 03:51 PM

Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi has been performing well during workouts this offseason and has separated himself from the other running backs on the roster, according head coach Adam Gase. 'He's been one of those guys he's been here every day. He's done everything right. You can tell he's looking to improve. He doesn't say much, just keeps working,' Gase said. 'The rest of that group has done a good job to try and keep up with him, but obviously he's kind of separated himself from that group as far as the consistency of what he does day in and day out.'

Footballguys view: Ajayi still has the risk of Arian Foster or another veteran back sharing work with him, and the team is likely to give third-round pick Kenyan Drake everything he can handle. He has upside if he can get the lion's share of touches, and unlike Matt Jones or Jeremy Langford, he hasn't shown limited upside when given a bigger opportunity.

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  Bears | Chicago to use committee backfield    Fri May 20, 02:23 PM

Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford will battle with RBs Jordan Howard, Ka'Deem Carey and Jacquizz Rodgers for touches in a crowded backfield during offseason workouts. Head coach John Fox is intent on running with a committee approach after the departure of RB Matt Forte. Langford has a leg up after scoring seven touchdowns in his rookie season. However, he had only 3.6 yards per carry and 1.13 yards after contact, which ranked second to last out of 47 players with 100 carries, according to ESPN Stats and Information. Langford must also work on improving his hands after struggling with drops in 2015. Howard's bruising style appeals to the team as a complement to Langford's speed. Carey is the only back that wasn't acquired by the current coaching staff, and he's being pushed to become more versatile and to play better on third downs. Rodgers it the veteran and could be trusted more than any other rusher on third downs early in the year.

Footballguys view: Langford is the most likely to have the most touches, but this approach will make week-to-week predictability a mess. None of the three backs are particularly talented and all have different strengths. Even with Langford's possible volume, he's a risky pick compared to backs in his ADP range like Giovani Bernard and Matt Jones.

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  NFL | Arian Foster on the mend    Fri May 20, 09:07 AM

Free-agent RB Arian Foster (Achilles') is about a week or two away from being able to pass a physical, and his market should begin to heat up then.

Footballguys view: Foster should have plenty of interest on the open market, and whichever team signs should have plans to use him. The Dolphins are the most obvious landing spot, but Foster has also been connected to the Seahawks and Patriots during the offseason.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles limited in OTAs    Thu May 19, 01:24 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) will be limited in organized team activities, according to head coach Andy Reid.

Footballguys view: They'll be cautious with him to make sure he's OK to go for the season and we see him as a borderline RB1/RB2 this year. After turning 30, we hope he can regain the form that had him lighting up fantasy leagues last season, but we aren't 100% sure it can happen. He remains a very productive and talented back.

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  Ravens | Lorenzo Taliaferro on the bubble    Thu May 19, 09:49 AM

Baltimore Ravens RB Lorenzo Taliaferro may be on the roster bubble in training camp. His physical running style is something the team needs, but his health has been unreliable thus far.

Footballguys view: Lorenzo Taliaferro has good size to go along with that physical running style but as the piece says, he can't stay healthy. Playing just 16 games in two years, Taliaferro hasn't shown enough to stay on a roster that has become pretty deep at the position.

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  Bills | Dri Archer doesn't count towards roster    Wed May 18, 03:35 PM

Buffalo Bills RB Dri Archer was placed on the Reserve/Did Not Report list Wednesday, May 18. He is now technically not part of the 90-man roster.

Footballguys view: Dri Archer is a track star with limited football skills and might have struggled to make the roster anyway. We're unsure why he didn't report (or really, why he ended up on the list) and so we are unclear as to what his future with the Bills or the NFL is.

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  Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott signs rookie contract    Wed May 18, 02:53 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott signed his rookie four-year deal Wednesday, May 18, worth $24.9 million. The deal includes a $16.3 million signing bonus. All first-round picks have a fifth-year option in their deals.

Footballguys view: Dynasty owners are going to be salivating over getting Elliott with the first pick of their rookie drafts and we wouldn't be shocked to see him gone in the first two rounds of redrafts as well. Elliott is an elite talent behind a tremendous offensive line and could be in line for an exceptional rookie year.

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  49ers | New duties for Bruce Miller    Tue May 17, 08:09 PM

San Francisco 49ers FB Bruce Miller has switched exclusively to tight end this offseason after running backs coach Tom Rathman informed Miller that he longer had room for another back.

Footballguys view: There's not really a place for a fullback in Chip Kelly's offense. We'll see how Miller makes the transition to the TE position. As a tight end, Miller will compete with guys like Vance McDonald, Garrett Celek and Blake Bell (a deep dynasty favorite of ours).

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  Bengals | Jeremy Hill motivated    Tue May 17, 07:49 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill is using his costly playoff fumble from last season to motivate himself this offseason. 'If anything [the fumble] motivated me as a player and will continue to help me the rest of my career,' Hill said. Hill added that he's embracing his mistake and waiting for his opportunity to overcome it.

Footballguys view: Hill had a disappointing sophomore season, but he still finished the year as RB14 in standard-scoring leagues. He should once again be at least a top-15 fantasy RB. Hill is easily a RB2 with low-end RB1 upside in certain matchups, and his current ADP is RB23 (5.07) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Eagles | Darren Sproles expected back    Tue May 17, 02:07 PM

Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles has been in contact with head coach Doug Pederson. Pederson fully expects Sproles to return for mandatory camps in June. Sproles has not been participating in organized team activities.

Footballguys view: There was some discussion about Sproles getting traded during the draft, but that talk has died down. The Eagles have the oft-injured Ryan Mathews as their lead back, and Sproles can continue to make plays as a change-of-pace back and return man.

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  Broncos | Devontae Booker terms    Tue May 17, 12:25 PM

Updating previous reports, Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker's four-year deal is worth $2.723 million with a $383,392 signing bonus.

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