The Seahawks named Smith their Week 1 starter. He looked better than expected in preseason action but is still only a QB3 option in Superflex drafts.
Houston cut RB Marlon Mack – then re-signed him to the practice squad. Regardless, it’s clear that Pierce will open the season as the Texans’ lead runner. We’ll see how much action he garners in the passing game.
RB Brian Robinson’s status has Gibson atop the depth chart to open the season. It sounds like Robinson has a chance to be back Week 5, but Gibson now has an opportunity to lay claim to the lead job. The schedule will work in his favor: vs. Jacksonville, at Detroit, vs. Philadelphia, at Dallas.
RB Ty Montgomery’s ankle injury leaves Stevenson as the favorite for pass-catching duties in the Pats backfield early this season. And NESN's Zack Cox said this week that he wouldn’t be surprised if Stevenson overtook Damien Harris as the lead runner by the end of the year.