Ezekiel Elliott - RB - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott's weight is in the low 220s, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Thursday, Aug. 15. It's Elliott's lowest weight since his rookie year, a source adds. Elliott remains away from the team during a contract holdout but will be ready to play as soon as he signs.
Huddle Up: This obviously changes nothing about the immense risk in drafting Elliott before he returns to the team. If he reports, he's an elite talent capable of being fantasy's RB1, but the risk is not having him for a large part of the season. It is good to know he'll be able to step right into game action without missing any additional time.
Rashard Higgins - WR - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns WR Rashard Higgins is the leading candidate to be the team's third wide receiver during WR Antonio Callaway's suspension, according to Scott Petrak of BrownsZone.com.
Huddle Up: Higgins has been a part of workouts with QB Baker Mayfield and WRs Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry this summer. He caught 39 passes for 572 yards and four touchdowns last season. He won't be an option when the rest of the receiving corps is at all full health, but he'll be a must-get off the waiver wire should anyone in front of him suffer injury.
Phillip Dorsett - WR - New England Patriots
New England Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett (thumb) had tape on his thumb during his brief appearance at practice Thursday, Aug. 15. Dorsett left Wednesday's practice session after a hard fall.
Huddle Up: The injury doesn't seem significant at this point, but Dorsett isn't expected to have much fantasy value in a crowded Patriots receiving corps. He could be a bye-week option when at full health this season.
Delanie Walker - TE - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (ankle) said Thursday, Aug. 13, he expects to play against the New England Patriots in his team's second preseason game.
Huddle Up: Walker has slipped down the fantasy ranks this year and is a low-end TE1. WRs Corey Davis, Taywan Taylor and Adam Humphries figure to lead the pass-catching corps, with second-round pick WR A.J. Brown a high-upside option. The Titans will also continue to be extremely run-focused with RBs Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis.
Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady said Thursday, Aug. 15, he has no plans on becoming a coach after his playing career ends. 'Oh, hell no, I'm never coaching,' Brady said. 'Playing is enough for me.'
Huddle Up: Who knows when Brady will be faced with that decision as he's still going strong at age 42. For now, though, regard him as a low-end QB2 in fantasy.
Jameis Winston - QB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston was 'shaky again' Thursday, Aug. 15, during the second straight day of joint practices with the Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: With Ryan Fitzpatrick now in a Miami uniform, Winston has ample fantasy upside as the Bucs' unquestioned starter, and he's a QB currently being selected outside of the top 12 who has a strong shot at returning QB1 production. Just realize, though, that turnovers and uneven play are sure to be part of the package.
New Orleans Saints WR Keith Kirkwood (undisclosed) returned to practice in pads Thursday, Aug. 15, after missing the previous two weeks with an undisclosed injury.
Huddle Up: Kirkwood is among the wideouts battling for targets behind Michael Thomas, and the injury hasn't done him any favors. He isn't a fantasy prospect for now outside of the deepest of leagues.
Donte Moncrief - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Donte Moncrief (finger) had not practiced for six straight days with a broken ring finger before returning to the field Wednesday, Aug. 14.
Huddle Up: Moncrief is battling James Washington and rookie Diontae Johnson for the Steelers' No. 2 WR role and has a little catching up to do after sitting out. Moncrie, though, remains the favorite and should be valued as a WR4 for now.
N'Keal Harry - WR - New England Patriots
New England Patriots WR N'Keal Harry (unknown) participated in warmups Thursday, Aug. 15, but did not practice for the fourth straight day. The exact nature of Harry's injury is unknown, but he is believed to have sustained in last week's joint practices with the Lions before re-aggravating it during the Thursday, Aug. 8, game between the teams.
Huddle Up: Some of the fantasy shine has come off the first-round draft pick Harry, who's had a disappointing camp by most accounts. He remains a late-round dart throw in re-draft leagues.
Albert Wilson - WR - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins WR Albert Wilson (hip) is hopeful to begin team drills next week, and he is on track to play in Week 1.
Huddle Up: Wilson is a deeper-league option and maybe a late-round flyer in traditional formats.
Chris Carson - RB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson is the clear No. 1 back, and he could see two-thirds of the workload, in the opinion of NBC Sports Northwest's Joe Fann.
Huddle Up: Rashaad Penny will be involved, but Carson is the clear leader and an RB2 in fantasy. Penny is an RB4 or handcuff to Carson.
Odell Beckham - WR - Cleveland Browns
Updating previous reports, Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hip) is doubtful to play in the second preseason game this week. It was previously reported to be a hip pointer, but sources say it's a different hip ailment. Head coach Freddie Kitchens insinuated Beckham could probably play if it were a real game.
Huddle Up: OBJ is an elite WR1, but he has proven to be fragile. That's part of the risk with the reward.
Kalen Ballage - RB - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage will serve as the team's starting running back until RB Kenyan Drake (foot) is ready to return.
Huddle Up: Drake suffered a foot injury in practice on Tuesday and he is now a question mark for Week 1. Ballage should be scooped up in the late rounds on draft day as a handcuff to Drake, and he isn't a bad PPR option for those looking for a little depth and upside.
Odell Beckham - WR - Cleveland Browns
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hip) is dealing with a hip injury, but the team are not concerned about the injury, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Beckham will be a No. 1 receiver in all fantasy leagues this season and should be selected in the first or second round of drafts.
Odell Beckham - WR - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. (undisclosed) did not participate in team drills during practice Wednesday, Aug. 14, because of an undisclosed injury.
Huddle Up: It appears like Beckham is dealing with a minor injury and should be a full participant in the near future. He is one of the better receivers in the NFL and should be selected in the top two rounds of all fantasy drafts.
David Njoku - TE - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 14, because of a knee injury.
Huddle Up: Njoku probably will miss at least one preseason game, but he does not appear to have a serious injury. He is part of an offense that has the potential to be one of the best in the NFL, which makes him a low-end No. 1 tight end option in fantasy leagues.
George Kittle - TE - San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (calf) is considered day-to-day because of his calf injury. It is not known if he will participate in the joint practices with the Denver Broncos or play in the preseason game Monday, Aug. 19.
Huddle Up: Kittle is one of the main targets in the passing game for the 49ers, so they will take things slow with his recovery. He should be one of the first tight ends selected in all fantasy league.
Cam Newton - QB - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton is expected to receive playing time during the preseason game Friday, Aug. 14.
Huddle Up: Newton probably will play one or two series during the game and should see more time during the third preseason game. He dealt with injuries during the last few seasons but appears to be healthy now and can be a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback.
Sammy Watkins - WR - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 14, because of an illness.
Huddle Up: Watkins may be sidelined for a few days and could miss the next preseason game but should be fine for the regular season. He is part of the one of the best offenses in the NFL, which helps his fantasy value. He can be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy receiver in 2019.
Adam Humphries - WR - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans WR Adam Humphries (undisclosed) left practice early Wednesday, Aug. 14. Head coach Mike Vrabel said Humphries will be reevaluated and hopefully will be able to practice Thursday, Aug. 15.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players should monitor the situation to see if Humphries will miss any significant time because of the injury. He should serve as the slot receiver for the Titans and likely will receive a solid amount of targets. He can be a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver in fantasy leagues.