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  Lions | Joique Bell sitting out     Fri Aug 28, 06:38 PM

Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (knee, Achilles') will not play in the third preseason game Friday, Aug. 28.

Footballguys view: It's Ameer Abdullah time! Well, we can't get too excited yet, but we love what we've seen from the rookie so far. Right now he's an RB3 for us, but he could start creeping up draft boards as we close the preseason. His ADP is early in the fourth round, up from the seventh not long ago.

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  Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch likely to be limited    Fri Aug 28, 03:27 PM

Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch probably will be limited to a few carries if he plays in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29. Head coach Pete Carroll would not say if Lynch will see any playing time during the game.

Footballguys view: Nothing to see here, just a coach trying to keep an eye out for his biggest weapon. Lynch is a RB1 and will have lots to prove after not getting the ball at the most critical point of the recent Seahawks Super Bowl loss.

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  Cardinals | Chris Johnson practices    Fri Aug 28, 03:09 PM

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson (hamstring) participated in practice Friday, Aug. 28. He said he will have to see how he feels before deciding if he will play in the third preseason game Sunday, Aug. 30.

Footballguys view: We thought he was missing this game for sure, so this is a nice surprise. He still has some big-play ability and pass-catching ability and could contribute a little when he spells Andre Ellington. Right now he's nothing more than a deep bench player, but likely one you can grab a little later off the waiver wire.

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  Titans | David Cobb's work ethic under fire    Fri Aug 28, 01:17 PM

Tennessee Titans RB David Cobb (calf) needs to improve his work ethic, according to running backs coach Sylvester Croom. 'I like his natural running ability, his natural running instincts,' Croom said. 'But he has a long way to go. He has to learn how to be a pro as far as work ethic, taking care of his body, getting in here early and doing the little things it takes to be a pro. He still hasn't quite learned what being professional means, so he has to learn that. There's no scholarships here, and his work ethic has to be better. He has to learn to practice like you play in a game. Once he does that, he has a chance to be a good football player.'

Footballguys view: It's an interesting take, as he didn't have that question coming out of college. A lot of backs struggle with the transition from college to the NFL, as it's much different world. Hopefully he gets his act together and sees being left home for the third preseason game as the wake-up call it should be. We like Cobb for down the road this season, but he has to wake up. Right now he's an RB4 and he's behind Bishop Sankey.

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  Titans | More on Bishop Sankey's progress    Fri Aug 28, 01:17 PM

Updating previous reports, Tennessee Titans RB Bishop Sankey has impressed his coaches with improvement this preseason. 'I think Bishop made significant improvement last week in practices as far as getting downhill and hitting the hole and it showed up in the game,' running backs coach Sylvester Croom said. 'That is something he has to continue to work on. I think from the first game to the last game his improvement was significant, and he played with a lot of confidence. He has to continue to work on that where it is consistently done that way. Pass protection, assignment-wise, he is doing a good job, but we still have to improve on technique. He needs to make the running style consistent.'

Footballguys view: A lot of pundits expect Sankey to give was to rookie David Cobb, but as he isn't traveling for the third preseason game, the rook is still behind the second year running back. We have Sankey as a low-end RB3 or a solid RB4, while Cobb is a solid RB4. They're both going about the same time in drafts right now in round eight. Cobb has the tenuous upside, while Sankey starts out as the more solid option, relatively speaking.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon's protection not big issue?    Fri Aug 28, 12:15 PM

San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon's struggles with pass protection have been overblown, according to running backs coach Ollie Wilson. 'He's a big-bodied guy, and he's long, so he keeps people off of him,' Wilson said. 'I don't see what people say, that he won't pass protect. I've had no problem with it.'

Footballguys view: Well, his college film definitely says otherwise, but that's not to say he can't improve over an offseason. His willingness to pass protect wasn't the issue anyway--his ability was. Regardless we really like him as a high-end RB2.

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  Titans | David Cobb out with calf injury    Fri Aug 28, 10:30 AM

Tennessee Titans RB David Cobb (calf) didn't make the trip for the third preseason game due to a calf injury.

Footballguys view: That's not a great sign for his chances to take the job outright. Most people expect Bishop Sankey to begin the season as a starter, with Cobb to slowly gain more and more carries over the course of the season. Both Cobb and Sankey are hovering in the RB4 rankings (with Cobb dipping into RB5 territory a little), and they are going virtually back to back in round eight of fantasy drafts right now. Your have to pick your poison with these two and hope for the best. Cobb has the upside, but rookie risk while Sankey has been unremarkable in his brief career.

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  Jets | Chris Ivory having great camp    Fri Aug 28, 09:20 AM

New York Jets RB Chris Ivory has had the best camp since landing with the Jets in 2013 and is primed for a career year, in the opinion of ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini. Ivory could see an expansion of his role in the passing game as well as QB Ryan Fitzpatrick throws to his checkdown options.

Footballguys view: We'll see if he can really deliver on the potential we all saw back in the Saints days. We have him as an RB3 and he's tracking at an ADP of the 24th back off the board at the start of the fifth round.

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  Eagles | DeMarco Murray not sure of workload    Thu Aug 27, 10:02 PM

Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray said he doesn't know what the running back rotation will be this year, but he said he doesn't expect to 'alternate series' with RB Ryan Mathews.

Footballguys view: Coming off a 393 carry season, we can confidently say he will not repeat that level of carries. That said, he should get the bulk of the work and be worthy of a late first round pick as a solid RB1. Considering his injury history and the fallout for a lot of backs with 300 plus carries, it might be wise to secure a solid backup. Ryan Mathews is considered as an RB4 in general but might be worth a round earlier pick than the seventh rounder he currently sits at in current fantasy drafts.

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  Colts | Frank Gore praises Andrew Luck    Thu Aug 27, 09:28 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore called QB Andrew Luck a 'football god' that runs meetings like a coach. 'He sees everything. He sees the big picture of everything. He lets me know when [there's] something I don't see. He's just different. How he's in the huddle, off the field, in the meetings, he runs it. He runs the show, even in the off-season, he ran it.'

Footballguys view: It's good that they're getting along so well, since he's going to be a key piece in their charge for the Super Bowl. We see Gore as getting plenty of carries, and he should be a solid RB2 this coming season. Don't believe this is the year he collapses, he still has plenty in the tank and will be in a fantastic offense to keep defenses from stacking the box against him.

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  Raiders | Latavius Murray working with hands    Thu Aug 27, 07:23 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray has been working on his hands in order to improve as a receiver and make himself an all-around player.

Footballguys view: We're interested in seeing what Murray can do this year. He's a big back with an upright running style, but he's got the speed to score from anywhere on the field. Murray is going to be complemented by Roy Helu this year in Oakland. Even if Murray has improved as a pass-catcher, we can't imagine him being a better option than Helu. Murray has a current ADP of RB14 (3.08) in 12-team PPR leagues right now, and that is just a bit too high. We like him more as a top-20 fantasy RB, not top-15.

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  Cardinals | Chris Johnson should make final roster    Thu Aug 27, 06:49 PM

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson is expected to make the 53-man roster despite not playing for his new team yet.

Footballguys view: Awesome. An injured veteran running back who might be at the end of his career--and he's had motivation issues in the past. Be bold on Andre Ellington fantasy owners. If Ellington is healthy, he could easily outperform his ADP of RB19 (4.07) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Bills | Buffalo players out for Saturday?    Thu Aug 27, 06:19 PM

Buffalo Bills WR Robert Woods (hip) is not expected to play Saturday, Aug. 29, against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to head coach Rex Ryan. The statuses of WR Percy Harvin (hip) and RBs Bryce Brown (hamstring) and Anthony Dixon (calf) are uncertain.

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  Falcons | Two players will miss preseason game    Thu Aug 27, 04:22 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (hamstring) and SS William Moore (calf) will not play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.

Footballguys view: Smith had some nice games last season but isn't a fantasy force, while Moore's absence won't impact the defense, which isn't expected to be a fantasy factor this season.

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  Texans | Arian Foster could return Week 2    Thu Aug 27, 02:13 PM

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) has been working out in Houston, and he's expected to return to the field in some facet by Week 2 to Week 4, according to ESPN 97.5 in Houston's Jayson Braddock.

Footballguys view: Great news for fantasy owners of Foster, but not so wonderful for those who have Alfred Blue. We've seen Blue getting drafted in the sixth round of drafts, while Foster is going just one round earlier. That could actually make Foster a bit of a value as when healthy he's at least a solid RB2.

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  Saints | Khiry Robinson out again    Thu Aug 27, 01:50 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Khiry Robinson (undisclosed) is out of practice Thursday, Aug. 27, with an undisclosed ailment.

Footballguys view: With Mark Ingram and C.J. Spiller in town, Robinson had still managed to hang around as the No2 back on the depth chart. That said, the constant injury issues might keep him as the third wheel again this season. He has ability but that won't help from the trainer's table. We have him as an RB5 right now and would only grab him very late and for depth.

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  Falcons | Tevin Coleman expected to play    Thu Aug 27, 01:24 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman is expected to play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.

Footballguys view: The team hasn't wanted to rush Coleman, who has been battling a hamstring injury. He has a shot at getting a lot of carries but missing the first two preseason games and a lot of practice might put that further down the line. As of this moment, we have him as an RB3, though he has more upside. Devonta Freeman (currently an RB4) will definitely be skimming carries from him.

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  Bills | Two Bills RBs return    Thu Aug 27, 12:16 PM

Buffalo Bills RB Bryce Brown (hamstring) and RB Anthony Dixon (calf) returned to practice Thursday, Aug. 27.

Footballguys view: Mostly depth backs, the Bills could find themselves in need of one or both, considering both Fred Jackson and LeSean McCoy's propensity to get banged up. Neither one is anything but a deep, deep bench warmer though and unless there is an injury, they aren't worth having on the roster.

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  Bills | LeSean McCoy still working on side    Thu Aug 27, 12:16 PM

Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) is doing conditioning drills on the side at practice Thursday, Aug. 27.

Footballguys view: They'll be careful with him as they cannot afford to have him injured to start the season, not with the quarterbacks they have to work with. We still think he has something left in the tank and the struggles last year were a bit of an aberration, though we're not sure how much he might struggle with a worse offensive line and offense than what he had with the Eagles. We consider him an RB1, but a shakier, lower-end one.

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  49ers | Kendall Hunter may play Saturday    Thu Aug 27, 10:52 AM

San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (knee) may make his preseason debut Saturday, Aug. 29. Hunter received the first carry in practice Wednesday, Aug. 26.

Footballguys view: Hunter reportedly had a great offseason despite the surgery, but not being on the field makes it even harder to gain any ground on Carlos Hyde or Reggie Bush. Still with Bush's age, he is likely going to hold a roster spot and sub Bush in third down situations. We wouldn't recommend him on a fantasy roster, but he's worth keeping on speed dial if Bush gets hurt.

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  Cowboys | Darren McFadden practices fully    Thu Aug 27, 02:56 AM

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden (neck) returned to practice in full Wednesday, Aug. 26.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson misses practice    Wed Aug 26, 06:37 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 26, because of a court appearance involving his suspension last season.

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  Chiefs | Knile Davis seeing more work    Wed Aug 26, 05:44 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Knile Davis has been playing more this preseason. Davis said he's been enjoying the extra repetitions as RB Jamaal Charles rests. 'This is what the preseason is for,' Davis said. 'Everyone knows who the starters are. Backups get the opportunity to show what they can do.' Offensive coordinator Doug Pederson said the one aspect of Davis' game that has stood out is his ability to catch the football. Davis said he'd like to continue his catching consistence and give the Chiefs versatility as a receiver.

Footballguys view: Davis is one of the best backup running backs in the league. He's the handcuff to Jamaal Charles, and fantasy owners should be looking to take him off the board in the 10th round. Even as a reserve player, we could see Davis get about 100 carries as a complementary back behind Charles.

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  Cowboys | Darren McFadden expects to practice    Wed Aug 26, 04:39 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden (neck, shoulder) said he expects to participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 26, after being limited Tuesday, Aug. 25, because of neck and shoulder soreness.

Footballguys view: Man alive, McFadden lacks the durability to even get a little work without coming away banged up. He's actually practiced and played for the Cowboys, but not without soreness. McFadden believes he will be able to play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.

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  Cardinals | Chris Johnson misses practice    Wed Aug 26, 04:16 PM

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 26, but head coach Bruce Arians said he hopes Johnson will be able to practice later in the week.

Footballguys view: Johnson was added by the Cardinals and almost immediately was out of action due to this hamstring problem. We're believers in Andre Ellington's upside, and we're not expecting Johnson to contribute much -- even when healthy.

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  Raiders | Roy Helu returns to practice    Wed Aug 26, 03:13 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Roy Helu (undisclosed) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 26.

Footballguys view: Keep an eye on Helu here. Fantasy owners in deep leagues should keep him on waiver-wire speed dial. He's capable as a runner and a good receiver out of the backfield. Helu may be in line for more touches than some think as the team's change-of-pace back behind Latavius Murray.

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  Falcons | Evan Royster waived    Wed Aug 26, 10:04 AM

Atlanta Falcons RB Evan Royster (undisclosed) was waived/injured Wednesday, Aug. 26.

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  Seahawks | Christine Michael not being pushed    Wed Aug 26, 12:46 AM

Seattle Seahawks RB Christine Michael appears to be in good shape holding onto the No. 3 running back spot behind RBs Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin. There has been speculation RBs Thomas Rawls and Rod X. Smith might push Michael for the No. 3 job, but head coach Pete Carroll dismissed that. 'Well they're just kind of trying to make it, they're just trying to hang right now,' Carroll said of Rawls and Smith. 'I don't know if they are pushing anybody but pushing themselves right now and just trying to figure it out.'

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  Rams | Todd Gurley completes first practice    Tue Aug 25, 11:26 PM

St. Louis Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) made it through his first team drills in practice Tuesday, Aug. 25, and he worked on occasion with the first-team offense.

Footballguys view: Good news for his fantasy GMs, but the Rams are being cautious with him and have Tre Mason there as well. We mostly see Gurley as a low-end RB2 or a very good RB3. Mason is lower down the pecking order, sitting as an RB4.

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  Jets | Chris Ivory primed for big year?    Tue Aug 25, 06:12 PM

New York Jets RB Chris Ivory will play a vital role in the Jets' offense this season. Ivory believes his best is yet to come. 'People haven't seen my full potential,' Ivory said. 'People that actually watch the game, they know my talent and what I'm capable of. Me, within myself, I definitely know what I'm capable of. I'm striving for greatness.'

Footballguys view: With Stevan Ridley still healing, Bilal Powell relatively average and Zac Stacy unimpressive--yes Ivory is the guy they will lean on. We see him as an RB3 to start with, and we don't expect huge numbers from him, but they'll use him to keep the defense honest and he will see more passes this season than he did in 2014.

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  Patriots | Three more players return to practice    Tue Aug 25, 03:45 PM

New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (hamstring), RB Travaris Cadet (undisclosed) and TE Scott Chandler (undisclosed) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 25.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon at practice    Tue Aug 25, 03:07 PM

San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) participated in full gear during warmups Tuesday, Aug. 25. He did not play over the weekend against the Arizona Cardinals.

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  Titans | Bishop Sankey showing improvement    Tue Aug 25, 01:16 PM

Tennessee Titans RB Bishop Sankey had 45 yards on six carries in the team's second preseason game against the St. Louis Rams, and head coach Ken Whisenhunt saw improvement from Sankey from the first week of the preseason. Sankey had just 15 yards on eight carries in Week 1 of the preseason against the Atlanta Falcons.

Footballguys view: We're not falling all over ourselves to get Sankey on our fantasy lineups, but this is a step in the right direction. We'll see if Sankey can hang onto the starting job this year. Rookie David Cobb should push him for the top spot, and he could take over if Sankey falters again this year.

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  Giants | Andre Williams could move up    Tue Aug 25, 12:20 PM

New York Giants RB Andre Williams could overtake RB Rashad Jennings as the lead back sometime this season, maybe even to open the season. Williams has worked on his receiving game this offseason and studied Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell's patience with the ball.

Footballguys view: We're not sold on the idea of Williams taking over for Jennings. The Giants want to use a fast-paced offense, and Williams just isn't that type of back. He's a two-down banger who is limited as a receiver. We like Jennings and Shane Vereen a lot more than Williams in this backfield.

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  Broncos | Ronnie Hillman will see more reps    Tue Aug 25, 11:01 AM

Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman will receive more repetitions in the offense, according to head coach Gary Kubiak. 'He's moved himself up. He's had a really good camp,' Kubiak said. 'He deserves more reps and if he keeps playing like that he'll continue to get some more.'

Footballguys view: Hillman has earned the spot as C.J. Anderson's backup. He could get some work as the team's change-of-pace back in 2015. Fantasy owners should consider him the "handcuff" to Anderson, but know this team would likely go RBBC (with Montee Ball or Juwan Thompson) if Anderson goes down. Hillman is electric, but he's not built to take a starter's workload.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin shows well in brief stint    Mon Aug 24, 11:30 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin rushed six times for 59 yards in the preseason game Monday, Aug. 24, against the Cincinnati Bengals. He also rushed once for nine yards.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners need to be dialed in here. Martin may never be what he was as a rookie a few years ago, but he looked faster, quicker and more decisive on Monday night. He's looking like a fine value pick where he's coming off the board right now. His current ADP is RB24 (5.05) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Cowboys | None of Dallas RBs standing out    Mon Aug 24, 09:10 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle had seven carries for 30 yards in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 23, against the San Francisco 49ers, while RB Darren McFadden had three totes for just four yards. RB Lance Dunbar didn't have a run from scrimmage, and managed just two grabs for three yards. 'We didn't run the ball very well,' head coach Jason Garrett said. 'Obviously we were trying to control the line of scrimmage and didn't do a very good job of that.' The team was also playing without three starters along the offensive line, so that needs to be taken into account.

Footballguys view: This is taking the shine off the "anyone can be a RB2 behind that offensive line" talk. It's only the preseason, and the games don't count--but this news item does matter. We'd like to see one guy emerge from the pack, and that should be Randle. It would comfort fantasy owners if he looked good entering the season.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon expected to play    Mon Aug 24, 07:31 PM

San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) is expected to play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.

Footballguys view: We're excited to see what the rookie first-round pick can do this year. He's their version of Jamaal Charles, and he could be a fine RB2 with RB1 upside for fantasy owners. We'll see if Gordon can improve his pass-protection ability and make an immediate impact for the Chargers in 2015.

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  Rams | Todd Gurley to sit out preseason    Mon Aug 24, 06:48 PM

St. Louis Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) will still sit out the entire preseason even though he has been cleared to practice, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.

Footballguys view: Not a total surprise here. The Rams spent a premium pick on Gurley--and for good reason. The kid has superstar upside, and he's got the potential to be the best running back in the game--when healthy. Tre Mason should open the season as the starter, and Gurley will be worked into the mix as the season rolls on.

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  Rams | Todd Gurley cleared to practice    Mon Aug 24, 06:09 PM

St. Louis Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) has been cleared to participate in practice, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.

Footballguys view: We can't wait to see what a healthy Gurley can do at the pro level. He's got superstar written all over him, and Gurley could take the league by storm when at full strength. He'll get worked in this season, but he might be closer to full strength in 2016.

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  Broncos | Montee Ball losing ground?    Mon Aug 24, 05:13 PM

Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball has already lost the backup running back role to RB Ronnie Hillman. RB Juwan Thompson may also surpass Ball in the near future, according to Mike Klis of 9news.com.

Footballguys view: Ball has fallen to third on the depth chart right now. He's looked good in practice, but that hasn't carried over to the preseason. Ronnie Hillman has 120 yards on only 16 carries in two games, while Ball is averaging only 2.5 yards per carry in the preseason. C.J. Anderson is the primary back, and Hillman is now his primary backup.

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  Cardinals | Chris Johnson day-to-day    Mon Aug 24, 05:08 PM

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson (hamstring) is considered day-to-day with a hamstring injury, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Footballguys view: Hamstring injuries are known to linger if not given enough time to heal. Johnson is a speed back, so a hamstring injury is even more devastating for a player with his skill set. If healthy, he gives the team a nice veteran backup behind Andre Ellington.

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  Browns | Duke Johnson may have big role Saturday    Mon Aug 24, 05:07 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (hamstring) is expected to have a significant role on offense during the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 24, according to offensive coordinator John DiFilippo.

Footballguys view: Johnson is an interesting rookie to keep an eye on. He's electric in the open field, and he can make defenders miss with his quickness and agility. Johnson will work as the team's change-of-pace back in 2015.

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  Broncos | Ronnie Hillman likes new offense    Mon Aug 24, 04:31 PM

Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman has worked his way the second running back position behind RB C.J. Anderson. Hillman said head coach Gary Kubiak's zone-blocking scheme has helped his play. 'It opens up holes... I'm getting some lanes,' Hillman said.

Footballguys view: Hillman is looking good in the preseason, and he's surpassed Montee Ball on the depth chart. He's now the primary backup behind C.J. Anderson, and Hillman should work as a change-of-pace back for the Broncos this year. Gary Kubiak wants a bellcow back--and that is Anderson.

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  Lions | Detroit will use committee at RB    Mon Aug 24, 03:53 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford said the Lions will still take a committee approach at running back even when Joique Bell (knee, Achilles') returns.

Footballguys view: An important message for fantasy owners here. Bell is the seasoned veteran, but rookie Ameer Abdullah is too good to keep off the field. At the end of the day, using a RBBC will be best for both backs. Bell is coming off two big injuries, while Abdullah may lack the size necessary to carry a full workload in the NFL.

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  Broncos | Ronnie Hillman to make final roster?    Mon Aug 24, 03:43 PM

Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman could make the final roster if he continues to play the way he has, according to Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com.

Footballguys view: Could? Hillman may have looked like an odd fit for the zone-blocking system in minicamp, but he's made the most of his opportunity in training camp and the preseason. He's got 120 yards rushing in two games on only 16 carries. Not only is he a lock to make the final roster, but he's essentially won the primary backup job behind C.J. Anderson.

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  Ravens | Lorenzo Taliaferro injured    Mon Aug 24, 03:15 PM

Baltimore Ravens RB Lorenzo Taliaferro (knee) is expected to be sidelined for a few weeks because of a medial collateral ligament sprain.

Footballguys view: Taliaferro cannot be counted on to be available for Week 1 of the regular season. We should see rookie Buck Allen take over as Justin Forsett's primary backup in Baltimore.

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  Texans | No timetable for Arian Foster    Mon Aug 24, 03:10 PM

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) is recovering his groin surgery and there is no timetable for his return at this time, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

Footballguys view: If all goes well, Foster may only miss about a month of the regular season. In order to make that timetable, he cannot have any setbacks during his recovery.

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  Lions | Detroit HC talks Joique Bell    Mon Aug 24, 03:01 PM

Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (knee, Achilles') is expected to return this season as a bellcow running back, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.

Footballguys view: Bell has been nursing injuries all offseason, but Caldwell still envisions him producing similarly to how he did last year. We're not going to buy in quite as much as his coach is because of rookie Ameer Abdullah. His talent has been on full display in the preseason, and Abdullah could end up being the more valuable fantasy asset because of his speed and big-play ability.

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  Cowboys | Quiet debut for Darren McFadden    Sun Aug 23, 11:55 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden had three carries for four yards and caught a pass for three yards in two series in a preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Aug. 23.

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