Kings is still "in the mix" at receiver following his suspension during the spring, the Lansing State Journal reports.
King was suspended from spring drills following an undisclosed team rules violation. Coach Mike D'Antonio said Thursday that Kings is "doing the right things," and it appears he's moved past the suspension. Kings was Michigan State's second-leading receiver last season, catching 43 balls for 513 yards and three touchdowns.
Marc Edwards - questionable (Ankle)
, WR, TULANE
News: Marc Edwards
missed Wednesday's practice with an ankle injury, nola.com reports.
It's unknown how serious Marc Edwards
' ankle injury is at this time. Edwards was not listed on Tulane's two-deep depth chart following the spring game.
With Christian Jones (knee) out for the year, Tony Jones
might see more targets in 2014.
Tony's teammate Christian caught 54 passes for a team-leading 668 yards while tying with Tony for the team lead of four touchdowns last year. In light of Christian's unfortunate injury, Tony will carry a bigger burden after finishing with 55 catches for 630 yards and four touchdowns last year. While the Northwestern offense probably won't provide Tony with a high ceiling, he should have a high floor as Northwestern's only proven wideout.
News: Tommylee Lewis
has been limited in practice with a foot injury, and he's likely to be limited in Thursday's scrimmage as well, according to Huskie Wire.com.
This does not seem to be a big concern right now. Tommylee Lewis
had 86 receptions for 715 yards last season as Jordan Lynch's top target, and he'll again be the No. 1 target for whoever is under center for the Huskies this year.
News: Christian Jones
suffered a knee injury in camp and is out for the season, the Chicago Tribune reports. Jones had 54 catches for 668 yards and four touchdowns last season, and finished with his best game against Illinois, with 182 yards and two touchdowns.
This was a brutal day for Northwestern. They lost their most productive receiver from last season, and Venric Mark announced he was leaving the program.
Devin Lucien - doubtful (Head)
, WR, UCLA
News: Devin Lucien
left practice in an ambulance Tuesday afternoon after sustaining some sort of head injury, the Associated Press reports.
Mora could not provide reporters with information related to Devin Lucien
's injury following Tuesday's practice, stating only, "As always, we're going to be overly cautious with anything that has to do with the head, neck or spine." Lucien started three games as a sophomore last season and finished the year with 19 catches for 339 yards and two touchdowns. He was to this point in fall camp regarded as a strong candidate to start at wideout for the Bruins opposite Jordan Payton.
Maryland's Diggs Healthy In Camp
, WR, MD
News: Stefon Diggs
(leg) has been healthy in training camp after last year's season-ending broken leg and head coach Randy Edsall plans to make him a big part of the offense, the Washington Post reports. "We're going to utilize Stefon any way we can because of his ability," Edsall. "There are a lot of different things we can do with him because he is so talented."
Analysis: Stefon Diggs
played just seven games last year after breaking his right fibula. He sounds back to full speed this summer. With 11 touchdowns in 18 career games and 17.3 yards per reception last season, Diggs could be a difference maker but it's not clear he'll get enough targets in Maryland's deep receiver corps.
After catching a scrimmage-high six catches for 93 yards this past Saturday, Toot appears to have found a home at inside slot receiver for Fresno State, the Fresno Bee reports.
Analysis: Dillon Root
has moved around from running back to slot receiver to defensive back then back in the past two years, but may finally have found a home on the offense side of the ball as a receiver. Root acknowledges he still learning some of the techniques necessary to play in the slot, but overall seems on track to replace the now-departed Isaiah Bruce. Fantasy owners will want to keep tabs on whether or not the junior is able to edge out junior Justin Johnson, Texas A&M senior transfer LeKendrick Williams and senior Greg Watson for playing time at the position, as inside receiver should continue to prove productive for the pass-heavy Bulldogs.
Alton Howard Update
, WR, TENN
News: Pig Howard
on Monday spoke to reporters for the first time since rejoining the University of Tennessee football team following a leave of absence to deal with unspecified "personal circumstances" during the off-season, stating he never doubted he would return to play for the Volunteers once again, the Associated Press reports.
Analysis: Pig Howard
explained to members of the press Monday he never once though of not returning to Knoxville to continue his collegiate playing career. "Regardless of whatever was being said," Howard noted, "I kept my mind focused and just worked hard to get back." A standout pass catcher from Orlando, Florida who last year caught 44 passes for 388 yards and three touchdowns, Howard explained he was told to "stay focused, do what I need to do academically and stay on top of all my problems" - all things head coach Butch Jones told Howard were necessary to be part of a football lifestyle. "You've got to live it, love it, like it," Howard concluded. "[Jones] preaches on it each and every day. Some do. Some don't. Regardless, you have to self-discipline yourself .... It's a lifestyle."
News: Issac Blakeney
hauled in a 35-yard touchdown pass during Monday's scrimmage.
Analysis: Issac Blakeney
has become a favorite of local writers as he has slimmed down to 225 pounds and will use his 6-foot-6 frame as a wide receiver this season after previously being a tight end lined up in the slot. He's officially on sleeper lists at this point, and assuming he has tight end eligibility, he's well worth a gamble now that he's playing on the outside.