FANTASY PLAYER UPDATES & NEWS

Montee Ball (appendectomy) will be sidelined for the rest of training camp and the preseason, but is expected to be ready for the regular-season opener against the Indianapolis Colts.

This is an interesting development. Ball is penciled in as the starter ahead of Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson. An expected back-end of the first round pick in fantasy drafts, it would be disastrous if the time on the shelf costs him carries at the beginning of the season. It could also present an opportunity to less risk-averse owners.ANALYST: Spencer Silva