NFL.com Staff | Tags: Three and out, Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals, DeAndre Hopkins, DeVier Posey, Houston Texans, Jermaine Gresham, Keshawn Martin, Lestar Jean, rashard mendenhall, Tyler Eifert
Two tight ends for Bengals?: When the Cincinnati Bengals selected Tyler Eifert in the first round of the draft, the immediate question was “What does this mean for Jermaine Gresham?” According to offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, it means the two players could be on the field at the same time. It also means Gresham is likely to lose a few targets. The Bengals offense is certainly upgraded, but not enough to make this pair of tight ends anything more than No. 2 options in most fantasy formats.
Mendenhall is presumptive starter: It certainly won’t be official for some time, but (as we all thought), Rashard Mendenhall is the favorite to be the starting running back for the Arizona Cardinals. Head coach Bruce Arians has said he will go with a featured back, which bodes well for Mendenhall. The hope is that the veteran runner can remain healthy after missing 10 games with injury last season. If he can, he could be a solid low-end No. 2 fantasy rushing option.
Posey will start on PUP list: Houston Texans receiver DeVier Posey is expected to start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list. With the wideout forced to miss the first six games of the season, it provides an opportunity for newly-drafted DeAndre Hopkins to challenge for the team’s No. 2 receiver slot. Right now, it’s hard to imagine Hopkins wouldn’t have a fair shot at the job — the combination of Posey, Lestar Jean and Keshawn Martin caught a combined 22 passes for 323 yards and two touchdowns.
– Marcas Grant
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