Injuries to Tony Romo and Kenneth Dixon have changed the Fantasy landscape, while the returns of Jordy Nelson, Arian Foster, Jimmy Graham and more have Fantasy owners dealing with big questions. Chris Towers runs down the latest.
Drake (hamstring) will play in the Dolphins' preseason finale Thursday versus the Titans, Jason Lieser of The Palm Beach Post reports.
Drake has not played in any of the Dolphins' preseason games due to a lingering hamstring injury. However, participation in Thursday's contest bodes very well for his health entering the regular season. Still, he remains firmly behind both Jay Ajayi and Arian Foster on the team's depth chart and, barring injury to those ahead of him, may struggle to gain any sort of fantasy relevance during his rookie campaign.
Howard (knee) will play in the Dolphins' preseason finale Thursday versus the Titans, Jason Lieser of The Palm Beach Post reports.
After missing the entirety of training camp while recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery, Howard will finally make his NFL debut. Though just the preseason, Thursday's tilt could prove to be valuable preparation for the rookie as he remains on track to play Week 1 and may be handed all the snaps he can handle given the current state of the Dolphins' talent-barren cornerback depth chart.
The Dolphins and Gray agreed to a contract Thursday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Landing the second tight-end role out of training camp, Gray earned 26 offensive snaps and 75 more on special teams over the first four games of 2015, during which he hauled in his only target. In the same game, though, he sustained a broken forearm and spent the rest of the season on injured reserve. Upon joining the Dolphins, he'll compete for one of the few TE spots behind Jordan Cameron.
Parker secured two of four targets for eight yards in Thursday's 17-6 preseason victory over the Falcons.
The 2015 No. 1 pick took a back seat to both Kenny Stills and Jarvis Landry, coming in third in catches and targets to both players. Parker has had a relatively quiet summer after dealing with a hamstring issue and then sitting out the Dolphins' first preseason game. He now has four receptions for 24 yards over the last two weeks, but is slated to be a focal point of the offense, particularly downfield, once the regular campaign kicks off.
Jordan (knee) has been notified by the league he is eligible to begin practicing, Adam Schfter of ESPN reports.
While Jordan has been cleared to practice, he is still unable to physically do so. The 26-year-old defensive end is still rehabbing from a knee injury. He has not played since December of 2014, and will face stiff competition for playing time on an already deep D-line.
Colvin (suspension) returned to practice Wednesday, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports.
Colvin was dealing with an ankle injury and had been sidelined since the team's preseason opener. He was back on the field Wednesday and should be available for Saturday's matchup with the Buccaneers. Colvin is suspended for the first four games of the regular season for taking performance enhancing substances, but he should be back to full strength by then.
Blackmon (suspension) was handed a one-year suspended sentence and probation Wednesday, stemming from a misdemeanor DUI, the Florida Times-Union reports.
Taken fifth overall in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Jaguars, Blackmon hasn't played in an NFL game since being suspended indefinitely back on Nov. 1, 2013 for a violation of the league's substance abuse program. Though he remains listed on Jacksonville's roster, the the 26-year-old wideout seems increasingly unlikely to play for the team again.