WR Andre Johnson expected to report to camp on time.

According to Houston Chronicle’s Jerome Solomon, Texans WR Andre Johnson is “expected to be at camp on time” and “was at NRG Stadium yesterday.”

SMITTY: Andre Johnson, now 33, is winding down talent-wise if you’re examining the situation from a dynasty perspective; however, if anyone can crank out a top 4-10 fantasy wide receiver season at the age of 33, it’s Johnson. As for DeAndre Hopkins, we should start seeing flashes of brilliance here and there in 2014, as he could be a 80/1200/8TD guy come 2015. Looking for Week 1 Power Rankings for Andre Johnson?

NEWS: Charles Johnson a potential sleeper WR?

According to Cleveland.com, with Josh Gordon likely facing a 16-game suspension, the “most intriguing prospect” that the Browns have at receiver could be Charles Johnson.

SMITTY: Charles Johnson is an exciting talent and stands 6-2, 215 pounds. He was a seventh-round pick by the Packers last year — Most won’t remember this, but he had a fantastic Pro Day back in 2013, with a 4.38 forty, 39.5-inch vertical, and 11-foot-1 broad jump. Injuries are the real concern here, as he has had some knee injuries since coming into the league, and actually had a torn ACL that was discovered during an October physical. Despite the injury issues, opportunity is knocking for the still-young receiver, and dynasty leaguers should take notice. Here is some footage for all you dynasty gem seekers:

NEWS: Jeremy Hill could breakout in 2014?

According to ESPN’s Coley Harvey, rookie RB Jeremy Hill could breakout in 2014.

SMITTY: Jeremy Hill has a lot of upside, given that Giovani Bernard is going to need all kinds of rest on his way to producing top 4-10 fantasy running back numbers. Even with Bernard playing at that elite-like level, there are a grip of carries leftover for almost a fantasy flex-like role (as both runners can even be on the field at the same time). Looking for Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill Week 1 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Andre Ellington to get short-yardage carries?

According to ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss, Cardinals RB Andre Ellington “is capable of being a short-yardage workhorse” on occasion in Arizona this year, however, Weinfuss doesn’t believe that coach Bruce Arians will use Ellington in that role all the time.

SMITTY: Andre Ellington is by far one of my top-ranked breakout running backs heading into 2014, and he will see all kinds of looks in and around the goal line. Is he the goal line back? Probably not, but he will be far too explosive to keep off the field in most running situations. He will need rest, no question, but make no mistake about it, he can be a 1,400-yard rusher if the Cards give him the touches! Oh, and he will catch 40-50 passes. Looking for Andre Ellington Week 1 Rankings?

NEWS: Stevie Johnson the WR3 front-runner; Kaepernick to take next step?

According to csnbayarea.com, 49ers WR Stevie Johnson “is the front-runner for the No. 3 job” in San Francisco in 2014, but “he will have to clearly win the job due to his scheduled $3.925 million pay for the season.”

SMITTY: Rookie Bruce Ellington is a player to monitor in this WR3 battle. Colin Kaepernick has an underrated group of receivers heading into this upcoming season, of course led by high-end talents Michael Crabtree, Vernon Davis and then Anquan Boldin. OC Greg Roman has already hinted that his team should throw more in 2014, and with Kaep scheduled to dance for about 500 and 5TDs on the ground each year, he is starting to shape into an underrated fantasy QB1. Looking for Week 1 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Rashad Jennings the RB1 despite David Wilson being cleared?

According to Ebenezer Samuel on Twitter, Giants RB Rashad Jennings remains the Giants RB1 despite David Wilson’s recent medical clearance.

SMITTY: While David Wilson shouldn’t be written off just yet as a potential fantasy threat, he certainly has an uphill battle ahead of him in terms of grabbing anything but change-of-pace type work heading into 2014. Should Rashad Jennings get hurt, though, things could quickly change. Andre Williams doesn’t pull in passes, but he too would command first- and second-down consideration should Jennings ever get banged up. Check out where we have Rashad Jennings ranked for Week 1!

NEWS: Roy Helu a must-own for all Alfred Morris owners?

According to Pro Football Focus, Redskins RB Roy Helu rated top-five for running backs in pass protection in two of his first three seasons in the NFL.

SMITTY: Alfred Morris owners need to ensure that they handcuff these two rushers, as Roy Helu could be a very underrated fantasy scorer if forced to start for the Redskins in 2014. Looking for Week 1 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Josh Gordon hearing approaches.

According to ESPN, the NFL hearing on Josh Gordon’s recent positive drug test “is expected to be held within the next two weeks, according to a source.”

SMITTY: Josh Gordon also has to answer for his recent DWI, where his blood-alcohol count was tested at .09, just over the legal limit of .08. Most all sources close to this situation fully expect Gordon to be handed a 16-game suspension (which addresses just the positive drug test). No one should expect Gordon’s services in 2014, and while there is a chance he could even miss some time in 2015, I recommend trying to acquire him via trade in dynasty situations where he is being shipped off for 2nd- and 3rd-round rookie picks. Looking for Week 1 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Toby Gerhart once again called a workhorse by his coaches.

According to jacksonville.com, Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart will “pull the wagon” for the Jaguars in 2014. “Toby will be our workhorse,” Jaguars OC Jedd Fisch said.

SMITTY: Toby Gerhart is a breakout candidate, no question, but he also still has some risk attached to his name given his alarmingly-high 3.10-4.02 ADP. That ADP continues to climb, too. I said this weeks ago, I’ll say it today, and I’ll continue to say it tomorrow… it’s not that I’m predicting ‘bust’ out of Gerhart, but I like way too many players around his ADP to ever see myself drafting him in 2014. Players hanging around that 3.10-4.02 range are: Keenan Allen, Andre Ellington (not always), Andre Johnson and Cordarrelle Patterson. Looking for Week 1 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Bishop Sankey to be used in a RBBC in 2014?

According to tennessean.com, the Titans could deploy a running back by committee (RBBC) in 2014.

SMITTY: There is some risk to counting on Bishop Sankey in 2014, as some believe he is not an every-down back. I believe that he can be an every-down back, but we’ve seen coaches ruin a player’s fantasy upside time and time again (think Lamar Miller in Miami last season). Hopefully Tennessee gives him a full and fair shot to command starter-type carries as a Titan. The good news for those that believe in Sankey? His competition are players named Shonn Greene and Dexter McCluster, neither of which are capable of being full-time rushers in the NFL. Looking for Week 1 Power Rankings?