NFL Training Camp Blog: Zeke finally eats! Plus, injury round-up.

It’s finally here. After months of hype, rumors and news, the NFL regular season finally begins on Thursday. For fantasy football fans, this is our Christmas Eve, as we have but one sleep remaining until we can begin to unwrap our gifts.

With rosters now settled, most of the news regards injured players and their chances of playing this weekend. There was one glaring exception, however. Ezekiel Elliott finally ended his holdout to sign a six-year deal worth $90 million early Wednesday morning. He then joined his teammates for his first practice of the summer.

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NFL Training Camp Notes: Who’s playing and who’s sitting this week

Injuries, injuries, and more injuries seem to dominate Wednesday’s NFL news. Fortunately, much of it is related to players nearing a return. However, the biggest story involves a player choosing not to play.

  • Melvin Gordon’s holdout is expected to last into the regular season, according to Ian Rapoport, who unfortunately didn’t say just how far into the year that might last. At the start of camp, there were reports the running back may hold out till midseason, which scares me too much to draft him even at no. 30 overall where his ADP has been in NFFC leagues over the last two weeks. However, the less risk-averse willing to take him in the third round could find themselves with quite a steal if the situation resolves itself in a timely manner.

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The Vampire (Football) Diaries: Goff It Feels Good To Be A Vampire

Let me tell you a story about how I may have prevented Count Chocula from going on a feeding frenzy.

Last week I ran through a litany of mistakes that cost me from potentially starting 2-0. Even more soul-crushingly, I can point to three small decisions leading up to and during Week 3 that kept the Vampire from eating again and claiming Odell Beckham as his second victim.

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Fantasy Football Draft Duels: Wide receivers

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 wide receiver they’d take when posed several matchups — or in some cases, make some mini-rankings.

QB | RB | WR | TE (coming soon)

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

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