The New England Patriots have placed WR Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list to begin training camp, per Field Yates on ESPN.
Thomas is recovering from a torn Achilles suffered last December and signed a one-year deal with the Patriots in April. The once star receiver has now endured two torn Achilles and is on the downhill trend of his career at 31 years old. It's possible he is facing an uphill battle for a roster spot with the Patriots, who also spent a first-round pick on Arizona State's N'Keal Harry. The Patriots also have the option of placing Thomas on the reserve/PUP list, which would mean he will miss the first six games of the season. Thomas is currently ranked No. 115 among wide receivers.
The New England Patriots have placed RB Sony Michel (knee) on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list to begin training camp, per Field Yates on ESPN.
The Patriots are likely playing it safe early on with Michel as camp begins, who had his knee scoped during the offseason. As with all players placed on the Active/PUP list, Michel can be taken off the list at any time and resume a normal practice schedule. Continue to draft Michel as you normally would. Michel is currently ranked No. 33 in standard formats among running backs, six spots behind James White at No. 27.
The Houston Texans placed star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (shoulder) on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list to begin training camp, per Field Yates of ESPN.
The Texans also placed DE J.J. Watt on the PUP list, according to Yates. This is likely just a precautionary move for the Texans as they begin training camp, allowing Hopkins time to recover. The team can take either player off the list at any time. There should be no worry that Hopkins will be on the field when the Texans open on Monday night, September 9 against the New Orleans Saints.