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Dodd slid slightly in the draft due to the worry about his health headed into the season, however it appears that he will be fine for the start of training camp. As for his fantasy impact, rookie pass rushers rarely contribute at a high level, so owners can leave him out of their IDP lineups going forward.
Lewis has dealt with injuries for most of the last two years, Kikaha is unlikely to play at all in 2016, Brown's situation is more up in the air, while Armstead has practiced recently so many are just calling this a precautionary move by the Saints for him.
With Helu's age creeping up in years, this hip injury is not a good thing for him as he's trying to make the 53-man roster. This injury could keep Helu from playing for the Raiders this upcoming season.
The Patriots placed seven players on the PUP list, including Julian Edelman. Edelman is still attempting to recover from a foot fracture but there is no timetable for his return. Despite the fact there isn't a timetable for his return, he should be ready for the season opener.
Green Bay sent six of their players to the PUP list with the biggest name being Jordy Nelson. Nelson missed all of last year after tearing his ACL and will continue to rehab it back to full strength. Nelson should be ready for the Packers opener at 100-percent. Nelson is a big fantasy wild card this year because we're not exactly sure how he'll perform after a year layoff. We should project him as a top-15 wideout heading into the season.
Brown blew out his quad at the end of the 2015 season and is still recovering from the surgery. Brown will likely miss a few weeks of this years campaign but will get back before seasons end.
Watt had recently gotten back surgery so this gives him more time to recover. The reigning defensive player of the year claims he'll be back soon, but only time will really tell. Watt should be the first fantasy player taken in IDP leagues.
Galette's bad luck has continued as he tore his Achilles tendon today during a workout and will miss the entire 2016 season. Galette tore the Achilles tendon in his other leg last year and ended up missing all of the 2015 season as well. It's unfortunate for Galette who claimed he was in the best shape of his life and at one point looked to be one of the better pass rushers in the league. He will be a free agent after this season and it will be interesting to see if another team takes a gamble on him given his extensive injury history.