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The news: ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Cardinals wide receiver Marquise Brown was arrested for criminal speeding on Wednesday morning.
What it means in fantasy: Due to a hamstring injury, Brown was placed on the active non-football injury list the day before training camp began last Wednesday. From a fantasy perspective, Brown misses out on valuable time to re-establish rapport with his former college quarterback and is unlikely to face any discipline from the league for his criminal speeding charges.
The news: The Patriots don't have a firm timetable for the return of running back James White
What it means in fantasy: White is recovering from hip surgery and a candidate to begin the season on PUP. In the absence of White, Rhamondre Stevenson could see more touches as he has been working as the third-down back in practice. White has averaged 5.4 targets per game in his career with the Patriots. Stevenson is currently the RB36 in our live draft trends and has the potential to exceed expectations.
The news: ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the NFL has decided that they will appeal Deshaun Watson's six game suspension.
What it means: Indefinite suspension was the NFL's goal, with one year serving as the minimum. According to reports, Watson will sue the NFL if he is suspended for a full season. Currently, Roger Goodell controls the suspension length. Whether he hears the appeal or appoints a designee is up to him.
The news: ESPN's Adam Teicher reported that running back Isiah Pacheco has been having an excellent training camp.
What it means in fantasy: Pacheco has been compared to Kareem Hunt, who averaged 20.3 touches and 18.4 fantasy points per game during his rookie season with the Chiefs back in 2017. It's crowded in the Chiefs' backfield, but the competition is wide open. The preseason games will determine Pacheco's fantasy relevance as we approach Week 1, but fantasy managers should keep an eye on him.
Going deeper: Pacheco finished his collegiate career at Rutgers ranked sixth in school history with 563 rushing attempts, seventh with 2,442 rushing yards, and 11th with 3,039 total yards. It's important to have proper expectations, but the Chiefs are known to find diamonds in the rough.
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