Where Latimer could become a force 

August, 27, 2014
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With Wes Welker's future somewhat up in the air after the 33-year-old suffered his third concussion over the past 10-months, it'll likely fall on former Steeler Emmanuel Sanders to handle Walker's workload until he's able to return.

Any absence by Welker could also open the door for Cody Latimer, the rangy rookie second-round pick out of Indiana, to become a bigger factor. Here's the latest on that.

Is Jordan Matthews a sleeping giant? 

August, 27, 2014
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Philadelphia's Jordan Matthews isn't the only rookie receiver generating some buzz in fantasy football circles; Brandin Cooks of the New Orleans Saints, Sammy Watkins in Buffalo, and Carolina's Kelvin Benjamin are others who could be in for a big year as first-year pros.

But Matthews (rated way down at No. 199 overall by ESPN Fantasy) has some things working in his favor that should have you considering him in the middle of your fantasy draft.

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Which Ravens WRs will make the cut? 

August, 26, 2014
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Following their Monday roster cuts, the Baltimore Ravens have nine wide receivers. That number likely will drop by a third when the final cuts are made prior to Saturday's deadline.

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The Green Bay Packers' "unofficial" depth chart still has James Starks as the top backup to starting RB Eddie Lacy, but DuJuan Harris is making a serious push for that No. 2 gig. RBs coach Sam Gash said that it's "yet to be determined" who will earn the job, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

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McClain likely nickel CB for ATL? 

August, 26, 2014
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The Atlanta Falcons have had Javier Arenas and Josh Wilson battling Robert McClain all preseason for the starting nickel cornerback role.

Is coach Mike Smith prepared to dub the winner prior to their exhibition finale?

“To me, this is the one that’s going to go down through the fourth game,” Smith said. “There is not going to be a declaration that our starting nickel is ‘this guy.’ ”

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Who will start at center for Saints? 

August, 26, 2014
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The New Orleans Saints have had Jonathan Goodwin and second-year pro Tim Lelito battling throughout camp to win the starting center job.

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When will 49ers get C Martin back? 

August, 26, 2014
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In the third round of this year's draft, the San Francisco 49ers drafted arguably the top center in Marcus Martin. Unfortunately, he was felled by a knee injury over the weekend and is expected to miss an extended period. The good news is it doesn't appear to be a season-ending ACL tear, as was initially feared.

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WR Dez Bryant sports a base salary of only $1.78 million in the final year of his rookie contract, a ridiculously low number for one of the top handful of receivers in the NFL. His camp and the Dallas Cowboys have been in talks about an extension, but Bryant said he won't discuss it any more once the regular season starts.

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Latest buzz on Titans' kicker battle 

August, 26, 2014
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They say that if you have two starting quarterbacks you really have no starting quarterback. Arguably, the same holds true when it comes to kickers. Just ask Tennessee Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt, who has been watching Maikon Bonani and Travis Coons battle it out this offseason.

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RB LaMichael James dislocated his right elbow last month while trying to block a blitz. He recovered well enough that he was back on the field over the weekend for the San Francisco 49ers' third preseason game, taking seven carries.

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The Chicago Bears let return man extraordinaire Devin Hester go during the offseason and still are seeking a solid replacement for him.

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Will Hyde take Gore's carries? 

August, 25, 2014
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Frank Gore enters his 10th season needing only 33 rushing yards to eclipse the illustrious 10,000-yard mark for his career. But in what could very well be his final season in San Francisco, the 31-year-old may have to share the load with promising rookie second-rounder Carlos Hyde -- his future replacement -- in 2014.

How much he'll have to share is the big question, and nobody will know for sure until the 49ers take the field Week 1 in Dallas. But Hyde's eye-opening play in preseason has only improved his chances of sharing a good part of the workload.

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Might WAS trade Kirk Cousins? 

August, 25, 2014
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The buzz surrounding Washington Redskins backup QB Kirk Cousins reached a fever pitch when former NFL QB Joe Theisman said on a TV broadcast this weekend that Cousins had outplayed Robert Griffin III this preseason.

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Potential landing spots for QB Mallett 

August, 25, 2014
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Per ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the New England Patriots will start rookie QB Jimmy Garoppolo in their preseason finale Thursday. In fact, he may play the entire game. Schefter added that, "Even with Jimmy Garoppolo starting Thursday night, Patriots have not yet decided who will be their No. 2 QB."

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Will Derek Carr start in Week 1? 

August, 25, 2014
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While most fantasy owners had long ago stopped trying to convince themselves that Matt Schaub still had some gas left in the tank, the Oakland Raiders have spent the offseason doing exactly that. He's shown a weak arm in the preseason and skipped Sunday's practice with a sore elbow. Is it serious?

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