Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said that wide receiver Mike Evans (quadriceps) will not play in the third preseason game against the Browns on Friday. He has been out all week with what is believed to be a quadriceps injury. Evans' injury isn't believed to be serious, but the Bucs are playing it cautious with their No. 1 wideout. It's unlikely he'll see any preseason action in the final week of exhibition games, so we probably won't see Evans again until Week 1. He's a strong WR1 choice in Arians' aggressive offense and is ranked as the No. 18 overall fantasy player at RotoBaller.
Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis has become an afterthought to many drafters in 2019 due to his lackluster finish to last season. The ineffectiveness of Lewis paired with Derrick Henry's late season breakout has dropped his ADP outside the top 50 running backs being drafted. With Henry (calf) missing most of training camp, Titans running backs coach Tony Dews has continued to praise the positional versatility of Lewis in the offense. Although Henry is expected to be the feature back to start the season, Lewis is too talented to be kept off the field. Expect the Titans to find creative ways to get Lewis involved in both the rushing and passing game, making him a good value pick in the late rounds.
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis has been named the training camp MVP by ESPN's Turron Davenport following an excellent offseason. Davenport praised Davis for his improved route running and footwork, both of which have helped him gain extra separation throughout camp. Although many fantasy owners have already written Davis off, some context is needed when analyzing his second year. Davis posted a team-leading 65 receptions for 891 yards and four touchdowns all while playing with a quarterback who had nerve damage in his throwing hand. On top of this, Davis lined up against top-25 corners on 43 percent of his routes, the highest percentage of any receiver in the league. Davis should benefit greatly in 2019 from both better quarterback play and an upgraded surrounding cast, making him a prime post-hype sleeper buy going into his third season.
Denver Broncos tight end Jake Butt (knee) is expected to be a full participant in Wednesday's non-padded practice, according to sources that informed NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Butt was the team's starter in 2018 for three games before he tore his ACL for the third time in his career. It's notable progress, but it doesn't guarantee that Butt will be ready to go for the regular season, and he also has Jeff Heuerman and impressive rookie Noah Fant ahead of him on the depth chart. The Broncos will be happy with whatever they can get out of Butt this season. You can ignore him for now in fantasy drafts.
The Cleveland Browns signed free-agent wide receiver Braxton Miller on Wednesday. The former Ohio State star spent two years with the Texans and was on the Eagles practice squad in 2018. He tallied 34 receptions for 261 yards and two touchdowns in 21 games over his two seasons with Houston. He'll represent depth for a talented receiving group in Cleveland that includes Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins, Antonio Callaway and Jaelen Strong. It's unlikely that Miller will make his way into fantasy relevance among this group if he makes the final roster.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Mack Hollins is expected to make his way onto the team's 53-man roster. Hollins had a brief moment as a dynasty sleeper, but injuries and overall disappointing play have kept him buried on the depth chart so far in his career. Unless several injuries strike the Eagles receivers, Hollins will be more of a special teams player in 2019.
Philadelphia Eagles rookie running back Miles Sanders is expected to take over the top spot on the running back depth chart soon. The spot currently belongs to Jordan Howard, and although he has reportedly run the ball well, Sanders has been much more dynamic and well-rounded in camp. The rookie will still have competition on passing downs from Corey Clement and Darren Sproles, but if he can hold off Howard for short yardage and goal-to-go situations, he should be a legitimate fantasy asset in a strong offense.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor is expected to be a "significant part" of the offense, according to Jimmy Kempski of Philly Voice. Agholor was reportedly fighting a losing battle to rookie J.J. Arcega-Whiteside earlier in the preseason, but Agholor has turned it on lately and has been one of the most impressive Eagles players of the summer. The Eagles are expected to run a lot of two-tight end sets with Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert, so even if Agholor wins the third wide receiver role, he won't be on the field for every down.
Green Bay Packers running back Jamaal Williams went through individual drills in a recent practice, behind projected starter Aaron Jones. Williams is clearly the backup for the Packers this season, and was able to be effective last season, but wasn't able to pop on film. Fantasy owners should consider him as a handcuff in later rounds, as injury to Jones would mean Williams would be given the reigns of the backfield, with rookie Dexter Williams having been inconsistent this offseason.
Green Bay Packers wide receiver J'mon Moore has struggled in camp this season, especially with dropped passes. However, in recent practice session, he made one of the best plays of camp, making a diving catch from quarterback Tim Boyle, over the back of safety Natrell Jameson. Moore is currently buried on the depth chart behind a number of players including Jake Kumerow who looks to be the backup wide receiver for the team should any of the starting trio miss time in the season.
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