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  Bengals | Joe Mixon poured it on after the bye    Sun May 24, 07:00 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed for 817 yards following the team's Week 8 bye. Only Derrick Henry ran for more yards (959) over that same span, while no back topped Mixon's 177 rushing attempts.

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  Jets | Bilal Powell finished with Gang Green?    Sat May 23, 10:57 PM

Free-agent RB Bilal Powell's (Jets) chances of re-signing with the New York Jets likely ended when RB Frank Gore was signed, according to Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com.

Footballguys view: That's no surprise. Powell is a veteran back who can contribute as a runner or receiver out of the backfield. We'll see if he can latch on with a new team around training camp.

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  Rams | Lofty comparison for Cam Akers     Sat May 23, 09:44 PM

Los Angeles Rams RB Cam Akers 'does everything well,' according to Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com, and Rosenthal compared Akers to retired RB Matt Forte.

Footballguys view: Akers is a good all-purpose running back but he's not the level of player that Forte was coming out of Tulane years ago. We like Akers contact balance and ability to run through arm tackles. However, he's not as natural a receiver as you'd like and does struggle with passes outside his frame. Ball security is also an issue. He's a good back but will likely be working in a RBBC with Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson in 2020.

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  Cardinals | Heavy workload for Kenyan Drake?    Sat May 23, 09:11 PM

Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake 'could pass 350 touches if he stays healthy' in 2020, in the opinion of Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com.

Footballguys view: That would be a career high for Drake and might be a bit too high to project 350 for his touches number. Something around 250-270 touches sounds about right given the fact that the Cardinals have multiple weapons to feature in the offense. Drake should catch around 50 passes, so give him about 200 carries and he could be plenty productive. In fact, the space that he may be working with this year because of the weapons at wide receiver could really opens things up for Drake.

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  Jets | Trevon Wesco may see time at FB    Sat May 23, 07:30 PM

New York Jets TE Trevon Wesco could receive some snaps at fullback this upcoming season, in the opinion of the New York Post's Brian Costello.

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  Seahawks | Travis Homer may be third down back    Sat May 23, 06:26 PM

Seattle Seahawks RB Travis Homer's role in the offense is uncertain at this point, but he could be a candidate for the third down back role.

Footballguys view: Homer might get some looks on passing downs, but the signing of Carlos Hyde certainly pushes him down the depth chart. We'll see how he can compete in training camp and what kind of role the Seahawks envision for him.

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  Lions | Jason Huntley to be mixed in    Sat May 23, 05:49 PM

Detroit Lions RB Jason Huntley should contend for a rotational role in 2020, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. General manager Bob Quinn compared Huntley to the type of player of J.D. McKissic.

Footballguys view: Huntley was a fifth-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft out of New Mexico State. He can make big plays as a runner, receiver or kick returner. Huntley has quickness and incredible burst with the ball. He's not a big back and won't have much success running between the tackles. However, he can be used on outside runs or screen passes...plus he could line up in the slot. Huntley should work into the mix with fellow rookie D'Andre Swift as likely the lead runner (if he beats out Kerryon Johnson).

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  Seahawks | Chris Carson still lead back    Sat May 23, 01:23 PM

Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) is still one of the team's 'primary offensive weapons' despite the Friday, May 22, signing of free agent RB Carlos Hyde, according to a team beat reporter. The reporter added that the Seahawks signed Hyde to 'complement' Carson rather than 'take (his) job.'

Footballguys view: This is not a question even with the Seahawks adding Carlos Hyde this week. Hyde is a power back who could get some short-yardage and goal-line work behind Carson. He's going off the board at RB18 (3.08) in 12-team PPR leagues. Hyde is mostly just a bench player for Fantasy GMs but if pressed into duty he could provide RB3/flex value.

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  Colts | Marlon Mack a big-play back    Sat May 23, 01:06 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack tied for third in the league with nine rushes of 20 yards or more in the 2019 season.

Footballguys view: Mack is the big-play back and he's going to split time with another dangerous runner, rookie Jonathan Taylor, in 2020. With the addition of Taylor in the draft, the Colts should continue to emphasize the run. Nyheim Hines should still work as their pass-catching back.

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  Redskins | Adrian Peterson could see reduced workload    Sat May 23, 10:18 AM

Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson is likely to see a reduced workload in 2020, due to the offseason acquisitions of RBs Peyton Barber and J.D. McKissic, the selection of RB/WR Antonio Gibson in the draft and the returns of RBs Derrius Guice and Bryce Love from knee injuries. However, there is a possibility that the Redskins could have multiple running backs on the field at the same time, based on early Zoom meetings Peterson has had with the coaching staff.

Footballguys view: Peterson brings plenty of power to the Washington backfield, something most of the other backs listed do not have. This is a talented group of running backs if they're all healthy, and it will be interesting to see who emerges from the cluster. From a fantasy perspective, this Washington RBBC is going to be problematic to predict.

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  Seahawks | Carlos Hyde had surgery    Fri May 22, 10:21 PM

Seattle Seahawks RB Carlos Hyde (shoulder) played much of the 2019 season with a torn labrum and underwent surgery in February.

Footballguys view: The truth comes out now about Hyde. He is coming off a 1,000-yard season with the Texans but couldn't find a new team until now. His shoulder must've checked out (or been a non-issue) for the Seahawks to sign him on Friday.

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  NFL | Devonta Freeman willing to sit out?    Fri May 22, 07:10 PM

Free-agent RB Devonta Freeman (Falcons) is believed to be willing to sit out the 2020 season if he does not receive the salary he is looking for this offseason.

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  Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch may not return    Fri May 22, 06:42 PM

Free-agent RB Marshawn Lynch (Seahawks) may not re-sign with the Seattle Seahawks because of the team's recent addition of RB Carlos Hyde.

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  Seahawks | Travis Homer unlikely to have offensive role    Fri May 22, 06:29 PM

Seattle Seahawks RB Travis Homer probably will not have a role in the offense after the team's contract agreement with RB Carlos Hyde, in the opinion of NBC Sports Northwest's Joe Fann.

Footballguys view: Seattle needed an upgrade at the backup RB position and that's why they signed Hyde. Homer likely will be mostly a special teams player if he makes the final roster.

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  Seahawks | Carlos Hyde to join Seahawks    Fri May 22, 06:08 PM

Free-agent RB Carlos Hyde (Texans) agreed to terms with the Seattle Seahawks Friday, May 22, according to a source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Hyde fits the hard-hitting rushing attack the Seahawks have with starter Chris Carson. The team needed help in the backfield since former first-round pick Rashaad Penny is unlikely to be ready for the start of the regular season. Hyde had over 1,000 yards rushing last year for the Texans but will serve as a backup to Carson in 2020.

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  NFL | Third-down plans for Devonta Freeman?    Fri May 22, 02:27 PM

Free agent RB Devonta Freeman (Falcons) would likely fill a third-down role if he winds up accepting a reported one-year contract offer from the Seattle Seahawks, in the opinion of a Seahawks beat reporter.

Footballguys view: Freeman can be utilized effectively as a receiver out of the backfield if healthy. He's not the player he used to be but could fill a role for a team like Seattle. They need him as Rashaad Penny (knee) is unlikely to be ready for the start of the regular season. Chris Carson is the starter but Freeman could be a change-of-pace back if he signs.

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  Eagles | Miles Sanders should see uptick    Fri May 22, 01:37 PM

Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders is likely to get '15-to-18' touches per game, NFL insider and Eagles follower Adam Caplan said on his recent Eagles podcast.

Footballguys view: That might even be a little light. Sanders is everything in the backfield and has a three-down skill set so he doesn't need to come off the field. The Eagles may add a veteran back to the mix (LeSean McCoy?) but Sanders is still the featured back who should get plenty of work in 2020. Sanders has a current ADP of RB12 (2.05) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Jets | La'Mical Perine worked on receiving    Fri May 22, 10:30 AM

New York Jets fourth-round pick RB La'Mical Perine worked on his receiving skills in the offseason, according to Orlando Sentinel reporter Edgar Thompson, who works the Florida Gators beat. 'He has great hands, he's a very good receiver,' Thompson said. 'He worked with the receivers during the offseason, honing his route-running skills. So he's a threat out of the backfield.'

Footballguys view: Perine is a hard-charging runner with little nuance to his game. He was used more as a receiver in 2019 by the Gators. Perine had 23 receptions in his first two years at Florida, but that number exploded to 41 receptions last year. He reminds some in the scouting community of Devontae Booker (Raiders). Perine will compete for a reserve role with the Jets in 2020. Keep tabs on him in dynasty formats.

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  Browns | Nick Chubb unlucky inside the 20 last year    Thu May 21, 11:51 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb was one of four players to amass 50 rushing attempts inside the red zone in 2019 but scored only six times on those carries. Each of the other three backs with at least 50 such carries scored at least 11 times.

Footballguys view: The Browns need to get Chubb unlocked near pay dirt. They should do that this season as they spent a lot of time and resources on crafting a better offensive line. We mostly talk about that helping QB Baker Mayfield, but that will also benefit Chubb and the ground game.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook a force in close    Thu May 21, 11:43 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook finished in a tie for first with Ezekiel Elliott for the most rushing touchdowns scored inside the 5 in 2019 with nine.

Footballguys view: Cook is a perfect fit for the Gary Kubiak offense. He's incredibly capable of setting up blockers and has the patience to gash defenses in the zone-blocking system. Cook is the centerpiece of what the Vikings do on offense and that will continue in 2020.

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  Redskins | Stacked fronts no issue for Adrian Peterson    Thu May 21, 11:27 PM

Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson finished in a tie for fifth with Frank Gore among running backs with 61 rushing attempts against defenses with eight or more defenders in the box in 2019, according to ESPN's Matt Bowen. Peterson averaged 5.31 yards per carry on those attempts - the fourth-best mark in the league by a running back.

Footballguys view: That's what Peterson does best. He is inevitable when it comes to crashing through the line of scrimmage. Peterson should be the same player in 2020, although Washington's backfield will continue to feature Derrius Guice and should also have rookie RB Antonio Gibson mixed in.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel attracted attention in 2019    Thu May 21, 11:09 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel finished second in the league with 82 rushing attempts against defenses with eight or more defenders in the box in 2019, according to ESPN's Matt Bowen.

Footballguys view: The Patriots saw teams try to take away the ground game to put more pressure on QB Tom Brady and the WR corps. Brady is gone to Tampa and we should see Jarrett Stidham take over at quarterback. If that's the case, defenses will continue to stack the box to stuff the run and dare the young QB to beat them. Michel is going to attract plenty of attention in 2020.

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  Titans | Derrick Henry unfazed by stacked boxes    Thu May 21, 10:56 PM

Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry led the league with 106 carries against defenses with eight or more defenders in the box in 2019, according to ESPN's Matt Bowen. Additionally, he ranked third in the league among running backs with 5.4 yards per carry on those rushing attempts.

Footballguys view: Henry is tough to slow down, stacked boxes or no. The fear with a stacked box is if Henry gets through the first wave then he has the speed to make a house call from anywhere on the field. Good luck stopping him in 2020 as Henry will continue to be the battering ram for the Titans offense.

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  Packers | Red zone was good to Aaron Jones in 2019    Thu May 21, 10:44 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones scored a league-high 14 touchdowns inside the red zone in 2019.

Footballguys view: Jones was money for the Packers last year. He should continue to be a primary force for the team near pay dirt. However, rookie RB A.J. Dillon might get some goal-line carries due to his size and power.

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  Jets | Frank Gore happy to help other RBs    Thu May 21, 07:40 PM

New York Jets RB Frank Gore said Thursday, May 21, he's happy to play the veteran role and help support RB Le'Veon Bell and the other running backs on the Jets' roster. 'It will be fun, man,' he said. 'I've been around a bunch of talented running backs in my career, college and NFL. I'm going to do whatever it takes to help him and help the other guys.'

Footballguys view: Gore is a seasoned veteran and future Hall of Fame running back. He's got a ton of knowledge he can share with backs like Bell or any of the other players on the roster. Gore will serve as a primary backup to Bell in 2020 and should get some short-yardage carries or touches when Bell needs a breather.

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  Eagles | Philadelphia looking at three RBs    Thu May 21, 04:30 PM

Free-agent RB Devonta Freeman (Falcons), RB Carlos Hyde (Texans) and RB LeSean McCoy (Chiefs) are the three running backs the Philadelphia Eagles are currently considering signing, according to sources.

Footballguys view: The Eagles are looking for veteran depth behind Miles Sanders. It would be easy to bring back McCoy to the Eagles, and he knows what to do in that offense. He might be the cheaper of all the options listed. We should see all three of these backs sign somewhere before the start of training camp.

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  Rams | OC excited about Cam Akers    Thu May 21, 03:35 PM

Los Angeles Rams RB Cam Akers is a player that offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell is excited about working with this upcoming season.

Footballguys view: Akers is a player to get excited about, but his situation is going to be a bit problematic for Fantasy GMs. He's a tough runner who needs to hang onto the rock. Akers has a three-down skill set but will have to split time with Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson in 2020. We'll have to see how this battle shakes out in training camp.

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  Jets | Frank Gore did not consider retirement    Thu May 21, 03:24 PM

New York Jets RB Frank Gore said he did not consider retirement this offseason because he believed that he can play at least one more season.

Footballguys view: Of course Gore did not consider retirement! It seems like he's going to play forever but we honestly know this could be the final year for the future Hall of Fame running back. He'll work in behind Le'Veon Bell with the Jets in 2020.

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  Lions | Matt Patricia talks D'Andre Swift    Thu May 21, 02:12 PM

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia discussed drafting RB D'Andre Swift and the team's utilization of the running back position during a Wednesday, May 20, appearance on NBC's 'The Rich Eisen Show.' 'For me, we're going to try to play whoever is going to help us in that particular play, that particular game, whatever it might be,' he said. 'If you're out there for the very first play, or you get out there on the second play, I don't really understand what the difference is in a starter in that case. But, certainly, we're excited to be able to acquire Swift and get him on our team and seeing what he can do. Sometimes you put two or three running backs out there. We will see what happens.' Patricia said he didn't have to think twice about landing Swift in Round 2 of the 2020 NFL Draft. 'Everything checked the boxes for us, a guy that we think is dynamic enough in the run-game, explosive, big playmaker,' Patricia said, 'but (he) also can catch the ball, get out of the backfield, open up the formation and just put a lot of pressure on the defense to make plays we need.'

Footballguys view: The Lions have been looking for 'that guy' at the running back position since Barry Sanders retired. Swift was arguably the most talented back in this class and he's got a three-down skill set so he doesn't need to come off the field. If we had more confidence about Patricia's direction of the team we'd be more excited. Right now, Fantasy GMs are taking Swift off the board at RB35 (8.02) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  49ers | Raheem Mostert eyeing 200-plus carries    Wed May 20, 08:12 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert has added some muscle to his frame - he played last season around 205 pounds - in anticipation that he will handle at least 200 carries in 2020.

Footballguys view: Mostert finished the season strong for the 49ers and he was good in the postseason. He will compete for playing time with Tevin Coleman and 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan is known for using multiple backs which limits everyone's fantasy value in this backfield. We'll see how this shakes out during training camp but things could also change with Shanahan's usage of running backs during the regular season.

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  Jets | NYJ have considered Devonta Freeman    Wed May 20, 05:36 PM

Free-agent RB Devonta Freeman (Falcons) has received interest from New York Jets this offseason.

Footballguys view: The Jets have an interesting...and crowded backfield shaping up for the 2020 season. Le'Veon Bell is the starter with Frank Gore behind him as the veteran banger. Add in rookie La'Mical Perine, veterans Kenneth Dixon, Josh Adams and Trenton Cannon and that's a full (and multi-talented) room. Freeman is waiting for his new opportunity and the news around him seems to be picking up. We'll see if he can latch on with a new team before training camp.

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  Eagles | Devonta Freeman an option for Eagles?    Wed May 20, 05:36 PM

Free-agent RB Devonta Freeman (Falcons) has received interest from Philadelphia Eagles this offseason.

Footballguys view: The Eagles are sniffing around veteran backs still available on the open market. Some had speculated they were considering bringing back LeSean McCoy last week, and now this report about Freeman. Either way, the Eagles are likely just looking for veteran depth and experience behind starter Miles Sanders. No matter who is added, we don't think they'll cut into Sanders touches too much this season.

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  Seahawks | More on Seattle's offer to Devonta Freeman    Wed May 20, 05:09 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent RB Devonta Freeman (Falcons) has received a one-year contract offer from the Seattle Seahawks worth as much as $4 million.

Footballguys view: Seattle does not expect former first-round pick Rashaad Penny to be ready for the start of the regular season. That leaves Chris Carson as the talented but sometimes banged up starter and a rookie in DeeJay Dallas behind him. Seattle could use a veteran presence like Freeman even though he's not the same player he used to be.

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  Seahawks | Seattle considering Carlos Hyde    Wed May 20, 05:04 PM

Free-agent RB Carlos Hyde (Texans) has received some interest from the Seattle Seahawks this offseason.

Footballguys view: There has been some buzz around Hyde possible joining the Eagles, but the Seahawks could use a veteran back as well. Hyde is coming off a 1,000 yard season with the Texans and could be at least a short-yardage and goal-line banger for any team that adds him.

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  Seahawks | Seattle looking at Devonta Freeman?    Wed May 20, 04:07 PM

Free-agent RB Devonta Freeman (Falcons) has received a contract offer from the Seattle Seahawks but is looking for a bigger salary than the Seahawks are offering, according to SiriusXM NFL Radio's Adam Caplan.

Footballguys view: The Seahawks do not expect Rashaad Penny, a former first-round pick, to be ready for the start of the regular season as he comes back from another knee injury. They need a veteran to put behind starter Chris Carson and Freeman might be that guy if they can find the right number.

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  Eagles | Miles Sanders ready for major role    Wed May 20, 11:55 AM

Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders told SiriusXM Radio Tuesday, May 19, he is 'absolutely' ready for a larger role in the offense. 'I believe that's why they drafted me in the first place,' Sanders said. 'It was really just a switch, honestly, that turned. All of a sudden, I was a starting running back, and I didn't start at the beginning of the season. So, I just looked at it as an opportunity, and I just attacked it.'

Footballguys view: Sanders has just shown us the tip of the iceberg in terms of what he can do at the pro level. The Eagles may add a veteran back to the mix (LeSean McCoy?), but it would only be as a depth player behind Sanders. He doesn't have to split time anymore with Jordan Howard and Sanders has the skill set to be a RB1 for Fantasy GMs this year, especially in PPR formats. His current ADP is RB13 (2.07) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Chiefs | Clyde Edwards-Helaire has 'special traits'    Tue May 19, 07:11 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire has 'some special traits,' according to offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy Tuesday, May 19. 'But also we want to make sure we're utilizing him the right way and making sure he's mentally prepared to go when it's time to go,' Bieniemy added.

Footballguys view: Edwards-Helaire was a favorite of QB Patrick Mahomes before the draft, and that's why the team picked him...well, one of the reasons why. The rookie from LSU has great contact balance and can be a danger to defenses on all three downs. He'll compete with Damien Williams for the starting job in training camp and likely end up in some form of RBBC.

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  Dolphins | De'Lance Turner clears waivers    Tue May 19, 04:42 PM

Updating a previous story, Miami Dolphins RB De'Lance Turner officially cleared waivers Tuesday, May 19, and is now a free agent.

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  Broncos | Melvin Gordon built for Denver's system?    Tue May 19, 03:21 PM

Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon says his new team's offensive system will 'help me get back to what I do best' and the Los Angeles Chargers' system 'wasn't built for me.'

Footballguys view: Gordon was a big-play back in college at Wisconsin. He has the speed to make field-flipping plays but with the Chargers he was more of a grinder. Gordon was good at that, picking up third downs regularly, and he certainly has a nose for the end zone. With the Broncos, OC Pat Shurmur's system will feature him as a the lead back with plenty of opportunities to gash defenses. Last year's starter Phillip Lindsay will get work in the backfield too as the team wants to keep both fresh.

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  Buccaneers | Tom Brady throws with teammates at prep school    Tue May 19, 12:03 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady conducted an on-field throwing session Tuesday, May 19, with several teammates at a local-area prep school. The session lasted about two hours, and Brady was seen walking through routes, including demonstrations of precise foot placement for making breaks. Brady was joined by WR Mike Evans, TE O.J. Howard, TE Cameron Brate, QB Blaine Gabbert, C Ryan Jensen, QB Ryan W. Griffin, WR Scott Miller and RB Dare Ogunbowale.

Footballguys view: It's going to be different to see Brady playing for a new team in 2020. The weapons are there for him to be quite productive this season. Fantasy GMs are taking him off the board at QB11 (8.09) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman earning trust as a receiver    Mon May 18, 10:38 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman hauled in 43 of his 50 targets last season. The resulting 86-percent catch rate ranked third in the league among all running backs with at least 40 targets, according to Sports Info Solutions.

Footballguys view: Freeman is a better receiver than most expected him to be coming out of Oregon in 2018. He was supposed to be the starter for the Broncos each of the last two years but he's been beat out by Phillip Lindsay. Now, Lindsay has been pushed back with the addition of Melvin Gordon. That makes Freeman the third-string back for the Broncos. There's not much fantasy value in that role. He'll most likely have to get a fresh start with a new team in order to get his career on track.

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  Packers | Jamaal Williams flashed sure hands in 2019    Mon May 18, 10:30 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Jamaal Williams hauled in 39 of his 45 targets last season. The resulting 86.7 catch percentage ranked second in the league among all running backs with at least 40 targets, according to Sports Info Solutions.

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  Chiefs | Damien Williams struggled on inside runs    Mon May 18, 10:21 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams averaged a league-worst 2.6 yards per carry (minimum 100 attempts) on his 28 runs in between the guards in 2019, according to Sports Info Solutions. Conversely, Williams averaged 4.2 yards per carry on 54 off-tackle plays and 6.8 yards per carry on his 29 runs outside the tackles.

Footballguys view: Williams was fantastic for the Chiefs in the postseason, including an MVP-worth performance in the Super Bowl. In the first round of the 2020 NFL draft, the Chiefs added RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire from LSU. Williams and Edwards-Helaire will combine in a RBBC for the Chiefs this season.

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  Panthers | Christian McCaffrey receiving splits    Mon May 18, 10:14 PM

Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey has averaged nine yards per catch over the course of his career when he has lined up in the backfield but only 7.4 yards when he has lined up as a receiver, according to Pro Football Focus.

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  Cardinals | Kenyan Drake thrived on off-tackle runs    Mon May 18, 10:02 PM

Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake averaged a league-best 8.1 yards per carry (minimum 100 attempts) on off-tackle runs in 2019, according to Sports Info Solutions.

Footballguys view: Drake did a great job with the Cardinals last year. He was not used properly with the Dolphins but things were unlocked for him in Arizona. Fantasy GMs are incredibly excited about the Cardinals offense in 2020. Drake should finish the season as a top-12 fantasy running back this season.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison loves running inside    Mon May 18, 09:43 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison ran in between the guards on only 17 of his 100 carries as a rookie, but he led all running backs with 6.2 yards per carry on those runs (minimum 100 attempts), according to Sports Info Solutions.

Footballguys view: Mattison is a talented back who could thrive with a starting role. Unfortunately for him, he's backing up Dalvin Cook. That makes Mattison a high-value handcuff for Fantasy GMs in 2020.

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  Seahawks | Chris Carson made defenders miss    Mon May 18, 07:32 PM

Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson forced 62 missed tackles during the 2019 season, which ranked third among running backs.

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  Browns | Nick Chubb elusive in 2019    Mon May 18, 07:12 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb forced 66 missed tackles during the 2019 season, which ranked second among running backs.

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  Colts | Nyheim Hines to be involved in passing game    Mon May 18, 03:34 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Nyheim Hines will be involved in the passing game and could catch as many as 10 passes in a game this upcoming season, according to head coach Frank Reich.

Footballguys view: Catching passes is what Hines does best. The Colts have Marlon Mack and rookie Jonathan Taylor as the lead backs to grind down defenses on the ground. Hines should play on passing downs and could be a favorite target in the way that Austin Ekeler was for Philip Rivers with the Chargers. In two seasons in the NFL, Hines has 107 receptions. We're projecting him for around 40 catches in 2020.

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  Bills | Zack Moss high on confidence    Sat May 16, 05:07 PM

Buffalo Bills RB Zack Moss has a warning for any NFL defenders who plan on bringing him down in 2020. 'Anybody who wants to tackle me it's going to have to be a business decision,' Moss said during an appearance on 'Good Morning Football' on the NFL Network. 'It's all game, all night. The fourth quarter is punishment. ... 'I'm trying to be the most dominant player on the field every time I have that ball in my hands.'

Footballguys view: Moss is high on confidence and he has a no-nonsense running style that has shades of Marshawn Lynch to his game. He's not as fast or quite as brutal as Lynch was/is on the field but Moss could bring some power to the backfield behind starter Devin Singletary.

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