QSharrif Floyd DL MIN (9) 4 days ago
Floyd (knee) is expected to start the 2017 season on the physically unable to perform list, Matt Vensel of The Star Tribune reports.
Floyd -- who's making slow and steady progress in his recovery from nerve damage suffered during September knee surgery -- missed out on the entirety of the Vikings' offseason program and seemingly has little to no chance of making it back for any point of training camp or preseason. Although him landing on the PUP list is currently the expectation, he could ultimately land on injured reserve if Minnesota management isn't optimistic about his progress after the season's first six weeks.
Younghoe Koo K LAC (9) 4 days ago
Koo is in competition with incumbent starter Josh Lambo for the Chargers' starting kicker job, ESPN's Eric D. Williams reports.
Head coach Anthony Lynn said the kicker job is an open competition, which doesn't come as much surprise after Lambo finished 19th in the league in terms of field-goal accuracy as well as 0-for-3 from beyond 50 yards. What's more, Lambo excruciatingly sent three kickoffs out of bounds. In all likelihood, the winner will likely be decided by who fares better in preseason action.
Elie Bouka DB ARI (8) 4 days ago
Bouka (hamstring) is healthy after spending the 2016 season on injured reserve, Adam Green of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports.
Bouka originally landed on IR after suffering a hamstring injury in training camp last season. Finally healthy, he'll likely need to carve out a role on special teams to make the team ahead of Week 1.
IRIshaq Williams DL FA 4 days ago
Williams (undisclosed) reverted to the Giants' injured reserve, NJ.com's Dan Duggan reports.
Williams was released by the Giants earlier in the offseason after suffering an unspecified injury but has since cleared waivers and, in turn, landed on the Giants' IR. Unless he reaches an injury settlement with the team or becomes one of the team's two injured-reserve activations this season, Williams is stuck there.
Elijah McGuire RB NYJ (11) 4 days ago
McGuire is expected to carve out a role on offense behind Matt Forte and Bilal Powell this season, NJ.com reports.
McGuire, a sixth-round pick in this year's draft, could be used as a pass catcher out of the backfield, though with Forte and Powell expected to get a vast majority of the touches, it's tough to see the rookie making a meaningful fantasy impact if the incumbents stay healthy.
Bilal Powell RB NYJ (11) 4 days ago
Powell could play a complementary role to starter Matt Forte this season, NJ.com reports.
Powell took over the backfield at the end of last season when Forte was out injured, and while he played well enough for many to think he could win the starting job this year, NJ.com is apparently not believing it. Whether Powell wins the starting job or not, both backs, plus rookie Elijah McGuire, figure to split touches, which obviously limits their respective upsides.
QMatt Forte RB NYJ (11) 4 days ago
Forte (knee) is expected to be the Jets' primary running back this season, with Bilal Powell playing a complementary role, NJ.com reports.
Powell took over the Jets' backfield toward the end of last year in place of the injured Forte, and while there have been plenty of expectations that Powell could win the starting job, NJ.com is obviously not buying it. Nevertheless, Forte's upside will certainly be capped due to Powell's presence, as well as that of rookie Elijah McGuire, who figures to get more work as the season unfolds.
Eric Ebron TE DET (7) 4 days ago
Ebron believes the addition of tight ends Darren Fells and Michael Roberts should help him this upcoming season, Dave Birkett of The Detroit Free Press reports. "I think it's going to play a significant role for me to allow me to do the things that I'm best at," Ebron said.
Last season, Ebron was the top gun in a tight end group that included very little established talent behind him. Due to this predicament, the 2014 first-rounder couldn't always to play to his strengths because he was often the only tight end on the field and subsequently was responsible for the bulk of the position's duties as both a receiver and a blocker. With Fells around, Detroit has one of the most reliable blocking tight ends in the league. Roberts, on the other hand, is a massive target who caught 16 touchdowns during his final season at Toledo last year and can hold his own in the run game, too. Whether it's by using more two-TE sets or subbing Ebron off the field entirely, both Fells and Roberts could be utilized in a fashion that allows Ebron to stay fresh and focus on his strength as a pass-catcher.
Alvin Kamara RB NO (5) 4 days ago
During portions of practice in last week's minicamp, Kamara would split off and work with the receivers instead of the running backs, reports Mike Triplett of ESPN.com.
Kamara has impressed during minicamp and OTAs, and the Saints were thrilled to land the Tennessee product with the 67th pick in this year's draft, viewing him as a pass-catching "joker" back in the mold of Darren Sproles and Reggie Bush. In fact, the Saints appear to even be considering lining Kamara up at receiver at times in order to get him on the field as much as possible. With both Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson ahead of him on the depth chart, it seems unlikely that the rookie will receive many carries, but Kamara should slide into a pass-catching role in the Saints high-powered offense, which makes him an interesting sleeper in PPR leagues.
Will Fuller WR HOU (7) 4 days ago
Fuller focused on getting stronger during the offseason to improve his tackle-breaking and blocking abilities, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Fuller is coming off a rookie campaign that included 47 catches on 92 targets for 635 yards and two touchdowns. While that production was decent for a first-year player, and Fuller trailed only star teammate DeAndre Hopkins in yards, the Texans expect more from their 2016 first-rounder in Year 2. First and foremost, they want Fuller to cut down on his amount of drops, something that plagued him last season. From there, Houston hopes the speedy Fuller can be more elusive after the catch, where some added strength should benefit him this term.