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Fantasy Football Draft Duels: Tight Ends

This fantasy football season, drafters will face many tough decisions among multiple players at certain positions.

Rankings and sleepers lists can’t always tell the full story: Sometimes, it makes sense to take a risk. That’s why fantasy football players could use input from numerous sources. 

We’ve gathered some RotoWire personalities to give their opinions on which fantasy tight end they’d take when posed several matchups — or in some cases, make some mini-rankings.

QB | RB | WR | TE

(Note: We used our NFFC PPR rankings to compare players.)

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Training Camp Notes: Bells will ring

There were plenty of developments on the field Thursday night, but the biggest news of the day involved arguably fantasy’s biggest star: Le’Veon Bell. Bell will return to action before week one, according to ESPN. Bell has not yet signed his franchise tender, and while everyone expected him to return before the start of the season, managers who already drafted him inside the top two are sleeping easier tonight following this update. He has not been with the Steelers yet this preseason, and there is still no indication of when, exactly, he will return.

As for the rest of the league, here’s the rundown:

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Tuesday’s Training Camp Notes

– Ezekiel Elliott filed his appeal for his six-game suspension meaning there will be a hearing scheduled within the next 10 days. There’s no guarantee there will be a reduction in his suspension and the ruling may not happen until after the season begins. Despite the suspension he has rarely made past the second round in recent drafts as owners seem to be willing to gamble that Elliott will miss less than six games. Adam Schefter reports that the hearing will be August 29th, which falls exactly on 10 business days of today’s filing.

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Training Camp Notes: Freeman enters concussion protocol

Falcons head coach Dan Quinn revealed starting running back Devonta Freeman, who exited Sunday’s practice with a previously undisclosed issue, has entered concussion protocol and won’t be available for this week’s preseason matchup with the Steelers. If you play preseason DFS, that means Tevin Coleman will get the start Sunday. However, Freeman and Coleman combined for only two carries last week against the Dolphins so smarter plays would figure to be Terron Ward and Brian Hill, who received 11 and nine carries, respectively. Though Ward is probably the favorite to win out, that latter pair is seemingly jockeying for the No. 3 RB job in Atlanta – which would obviously become very relevant if something were to happen to Freeman or Coleman – and both should again see plenty of opportunities to prove themselves. On his 11 attempts in Miami, Ward logged 48 yards (4.36 YPC) and a touchdown while Hill, who’s the team’s fifth-rounder out of Wyoming if you’re wondering, gained just 10 yards on his 9 attempts (1.11 YPC).

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Training Camp Notes: The Kenny Golladay train’s leaving the station.

All aboard! Lions’ rookie Kenny Golladay made the most of his three catches against the Colts, as he scored a pair of touchdowns while gaining 53 yards. With Indy playing the only daytime game today, most serious fantasy owners will see the highlights (if they didn’t watch the game live), and overreact to his big day. His ADP was 164, but it certainly will creep up at least a round or two. However, at best, he’ll be in the slot when the team goes to three-WRs while being the fourth target in the pecking order. Certainly draft him if you really like him, but it’s difficult to imagine that he’ll be a star in year one.

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