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We saw Olsen back at practice on Monday but no one expects him to play in this week's third preseason game. Olsen has been working through a back issue most of the off-season but seems to be getting back into shape. He should be fine for Week 1 against the Broncos.
We heard reports that Colin Kaepernick was suffering from "dead" arm but has felt "back to normal" recently. It looks like we will finally get a look at Kaepernick this Friday in the 49ers third preseason game. Blaine Gabbert looks to be the favorite to start Week 1, but Colin won't go down without a fight. The 49ers' offense under Chip Kelly would run better under Kaepernick but he has to show the team something.
Philly Brown is dealing with a shoulder injury after taking a tough hit during Tuesday's practice. He is getting a day or two to rest and recover. He'll be the Panthers fourth wide receiving option behind Kelvin Benjamin, Devin Funchess, and Ted Ginn.
Evan Spencer was named the Buccaneers third wide receiver earlier this off-season by Head Coach Dirk Koetter but that may not be assured. Second year wide-out Kenny Bell is still in the mix and while Spencer is not practicing. Spencer hurt his knee during Saturday's preseason game.
Landry is a PPR monster and that should only continue this season. It will be hard to top 111 catches from a year ago, but if the third-year wide out can find the endzone more he will definitely make an impact again this season. Landry is currently being drafted in the late second round and even creeping to the third round which is great value for a guy who should easily catch 100 balls. Fantasy owners can draft Landry with extreme confidence and feel safe starting him on a weekly basis.
Washington’s questionable status on the roster dates back to off-season workouts when it was reported he couldn’t get on the same page as Tom Brady. The veteran receiver needed a great training camp to survive, but that was not the case. Washington will hope to catch on with another team prior to the start of the season. There should be a team that will take a shot on the 32-year-old as he still averaged 14 yards per catch in 2015 with four touchdowns so there is still something left in the tank.
Stork has dealt with concussions throughout his career which includes missing time during training camp with one. The former fourth round draft pick in 2014 will have to reevaluate his career and see if he wants to continue playing and try and catch on with another organization.
Novak wasn’t in the concussion protocol for that long and its great news as he should get a couple of preseason games under his belt prior to the regular season beginning. The 35-year-old converted on 18 of 21 field goals last season and should be line for another strong season for the Texans.
Fleener’s status on the depth chart in recent days along with the comments by Payton signals the team is trying to motivate the tight end. Fleener should in be in line for a huge season in the very pass friendly offense by the Saints, but the 27-year-old needs to do his part and make sure he is on the same page with everyone on the offense. Fleener has the upside to finish as a TE 1, but fantasy owners should take a step back on the hype train with Fleener still struggling this close to the regular season.