Training Camp News: August 9

Training Camp News: August 9

This article is part of our 2020 NFL Breakout Watch series.

With no preseason games this summer, the news cycle on the weekends may be on the light side, and today is no exception, but we do have a few nuggets that have potential fantasy impact.

·        Since Damien Williams opted out of the season, the ADP of Clyde Edwards-Helaire continues to rise, and he's now going as the RB6. Although the hype and the ADP may be merited, Nate Taylor of The Athletic is reporting that DeAndre Washington could split snaps with Edwards-Helaire early in the season. Although Washington signed as a free agent this offseason, he played on the same team with Patrick Mahomes in college and the two talked before Washington signed with the team, making it possible that the two may have some chemistry that gives the QB an instant level of comfort with his new RB. In 2017 and 2019 with the Raiders, Washington averaged 35 receptions for 245 yards, so he has established success as a receiver. In recent drafts, he's being selected as the RB58, so fantasy managers interested in rostering him will likely need to do so before the end of drafts.

·        After spending a third-round pick in this year's draft on Ke'Shawn Vaughn, the rookie will finally look to enter the competition in the Bucs' backfield for touches after he was activated from the reserve-COVID-19 list. With the lack of preseason games and overall lack of continuity this offseason, Vaughn will have to make a big impact in a hurry

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Jim Coventry
Coventry covers football for RotoWire. He started playing fantasy football in 1994 and won a national contest in 1996. He also nabbed five top-50 finishes in national contests from 2008 to 2012 before turning his attention to DFS. A published author, Coventry wrote a book about relationships, "The Secret of Life", in 2013.
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