GRIDIRON GANG VI (ID# 102863)
  • Mark Sanchez has another nice preseason night
    Mark Sanchez completed 7-of-9 passes for 85 yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers.

    Advice: Sanchez continued to shine with the Eagles' second-team offense, getting rid of the ball quickly and fitting it into tight windows. The Jets' former Sanchize is now 25-of-31 for 281 yards (9.06 YPA), two touchdowns and an interception this preseason. He's looking like he could guide Chip Kelly's offense were Nick Foles to go down with injury. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:34 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.83 (2660th)
  • Matt Barkley continues quiet preseason
    Matt Barkley completed 4-of-4 passes for 37 yards in Thursday night's preseason game versus Pittsburgh.

    Advice: He played behind Nick Foles and Mark Sanchez, and ahead of only G.J. Kinne. Barkley is 20-of-32 passing for 242 yards this preseason, tossing two touchdowns and two interceptions. The Eagles are likely to keep him as their third-stringer this year, but Barkley has put zero heat on Sanchez's backup job. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:33 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2418th)
  • Heyward-Bey has 3/54/1 night vs. Eagles
    Darrius Heyward-Bey caught 3-of-3 targets for 54 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason game.

    Advice: The grabs were DHB's first of the preseason. He ran right by undrafted rookie S Daytawion Lowe for his 33-yard score in the fourth quarter, at least for one brief moment looking like a former first-rounder. It couldn't have hurt his roster odds. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:19 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.22 (2620th)
  • Lance Moore inactive for preseason game
    Lance Moore was inactive for Thursday night's third preseason game with an undisclosed injury.

    Advice: ESPN's box score had Moore with one target, but he didn't play. Moore has caught just one ball for six yards in the preseason. Moore has had a quiet camp, to the point he hasn't even warranted a Rotoworld blurb since June. He's tentatively expected to open the season as Pittsburgh's slot receiver, between Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton. But we wouldn't write that in stone. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.28 (221st)
  • Heath Miller has 5/53/1 night versus Eagles
    Heath Miller secured 5-of-6 targets for 53 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason game.

    Advice: Playing well into the second half with the rest of the Steelers' starters, Miller secured a laser 27-yard strike from Ben Roethlisberger for the first-team offense's only score. Back to moving like he did before his knee surgery, Miller finishes the preseason with eight catches for 62 yards and a score. Generally going in the TE14-18 range, Miller could prove to be a late-round steal. He still has low-end TE1 upside. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:09 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.93 (119th)
  • Dri Archer goes 3-16 in preseason game
    Steelers rookie Dri Archer caught 3-of-4 targets for 14 yards in Thursday night's third preseason game.

    Advice: Through three preseason weeks, the third-rounder from Kent State has just ten yards on four carries but 108 yards on seven receptions, including gains of 40 and 46 in Pittsburgh's first two exhibitions. Archer possesses 4.26 speed, but is a package player who can't run between the tackles. His ceiling is essentially a more explosive Dexter McCluster in OC Todd Haley's offense. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:48 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.24 (2436th)
  • Sproles totals 37 yards in dress rehearsal
    Darren Sproles rushed six times for 33 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's regular-season dress rehearsal, adding one catch for four yards.

    Advice: Mixing in with LeSean McCoy, Sproles got work between the tackles after Shady departed with a minor thumb injury. Coach Chip Kelly has been insistent that he views Sproles first-and-foremost as a running back, but catching passes remains where he'll make his biggest impact. He finishes the preseason with nine carries for 44 yards, and three catches for 17 yards. He's an RB4, though a viable FLEX play in PPR leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:05 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.49 (170th)
  • Jordan Matthews catches two passes vs. PITT
    Jordan Matthews caught two passes for 16 yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers.

    Advice: With Jeremy Maclin back in the picture, Matthews was limited to three targets one week after exploding for 9/104 on nine looks. The good news is, he ran in three-wide sets with the first-team offense, and lined up both out of the slot and in the backfield. There's a chance Matthews could get some run in next week's preseason finale, but if not, Philly's slot receiver finishes August with 15 catches for 134 yards. He's an upside WR4/5. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:50 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.36 (214th)
  • Maclin shakes off knee scare for 6/43 effort
    Jeremy Maclin caught 6-of-8 targets for 43 yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers.

    Advice: Maclin moved well after being slowed by knee and hamstring issues in camp, but gave the Eagles the scare of a lifetime when he went down untouched in the first half. His right, surgically-repaired knee appeared to give out, but he walked off the field under his own power before returning to the game a short time later. Maclin's injury history makes him a dicey WR3 proposition in the Eagles' spread-the-wealth passing attack, but his WR2 upside is worth the risk. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:35 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.97 (131st)
  • Shady's X-rays negative, injury not serious
    LeSean McCoy's (thumb) X-rays came back negative, and the injury is not considered serious.

    Advice: Per the Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane, Shady has avoided any fractures or torn ligaments. It's a best-case scenario after McCoy was forced from Thursday's regular-season dress rehearsal after racking up 50 yards and a score on only six touches. McCoy will be ready to rock for Week 1. Draft him as you normally would. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:45 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.12 (4th)
  • Jeremy Maclin suffers non-contact knee injury
    Jeremy Maclin was forced from Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers with a non-contact right knee injury. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:36 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.97 (131st)
  • LeSean McCoy leaves game with thumb injury
    LeSean McCoy was forced from Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers with a right thumb injury.

    Advice: Shady headed to the locker room for X-rays midway through the first quarter. His return is "unknown," but he obviously won't be checking back in. Nursing a toe injury coming into the game, McCoy was his normal explosive self, rushing four times for 24 yards while snagging two passes for 26 yards and a score. His status should be updated later Thursday evening. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:10 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.12 (4th)
  • Robert Woods 'MVP' of Bills training camp
    BuffaloBills.com calls Robert Woods the MVP of training camp.

    Advice: Woods ran with the twos in the Bills' first two preseason games before being elevated to the first team in Sammy Watkins' absence last weekend. He'll open the season behind Watkins and Mike Williams on the depth chart, but is going to get plenty of run in three-receiver sets. He's a WR5/6 for fantasy purposes. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:47 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.20 (223rd)
  • Stevie Johnson not a lock for No. 3 duties
    CSN Bay Area doesn't consider Stevie Johnson a lock to win the 49ers' No. 3 receiver job.

    Advice: Johnson is facing tougher than expected competition from Brandon Lloyd. Per reporter Matt Maiocco, Johnson has yet to develop chemistry with Colin Kaepernick. Maiocco believes Johnson would have to take a pay-cut from his $3.925 million salary if he can't nail down No. 3 duties. In that scenario, Johnson could be best off calling the 49ers' bluff and hitting the open market. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:32 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.98 (1790th)
  • Stephen Hill on the Jets' roster bubble?
    ESPN New York believes Stephen Hill has yet to sew up a roster spot.

    Advice: Hill has only one catch through 70 preseason snaps, and been "all over the map" in practice. Hill's theoretical upside is looking less and less likely to develop, though we'd ultimately expect him to keep his roster spot. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:24 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.57 (2503rd)
  • Isaiah Pead clears waivers, heads to I.R.
    Rams RB Isaiah Pead (torn ACL) has cleared waivers, and reverted to injured reserve.

    Advice: Pead is signed through 2015, but didn't show enough through his first two years in the league for a team to take a chance as he recovers from a major knee injury. Pead will be on the outside looking in of the 53-man roster next summer. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:03 pm
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1956th)
  • Derek Carr sitting out third preseason game
    Derek Carr (ribs) will sit out Friday's preseason game against the Packers.

    Advice: It's a major missed opportunity for the second-round signal caller, who could have put heat on struggling starter Matt Schaub with a strong performance. Schaub is now all but guaranteed to be under center come Week 1. Carr will probably still make starts sooner rather than later. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:55 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    64.26 (2654th)
  • Patriots waive two players
    Patriots waived TE D.J. Williams and DT Marcus Forston.

    Advice: Williams had been sidelined for over two weeks with a leg injury. We suppose his release could be a vote of confidence in Rob Gronkowski's health, but Williams was always a roster long-shot. One month shy of his 26th birthday, Williams hasn't caught a pass since 2012. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:04 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.23 (2476th)
  • Falcons reunite with WR Eric Weems
    Falcons signed WR Eric Weems, formerly of the Bears.

    Advice: Weems was released by the Bears last Saturday. Weems spent the first five years of his career in Atlanta, and could round out the Falcons' receiver corps as a linchpin special teamer. The news comes the same day the Falcons revealed Drew Davis (foot) will begin the year on the PUP list. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:49 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.26 (2606th)
  • Knowshon Moreno expected to play Saturday
    Knowshon Moreno (knee) is expected to suit up for Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: It will be Moreno's exhibition debut, and his last best hope to throw a wrench into Lamar Miller's re-ascension to No. 1 duties on early downs. The duo is likely to enter Week 1 as a committee, with Moreno acting as a change-of-pace back and pass protector. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:44 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.81 (181st)
  • Drew Davis (foot) to begin year on PUP list
    Falcons WR Drew Davis (foot surgery) will begin the year on the reserve/PUP list.

    Advice: The earliest he can return is Week 7. Davis went under the knife shortly after minicamp. He'll return as the Falcons' No. 4 or 5 receiver. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:52 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2102nd)
  • Greg Olsen to play on Friday vs. Patriots
    Greg Olsen (calf) is expected to play in Friday's preseason game against the Patriots.

    Advice: Olsen sat out last week's game as a precaution. The low-upside back-end TE1 will likely stay out there as long as Cam Newton does Friday night. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:19 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.57 (83rd)
  • Larry Donnell favored to start Week 1 at TE
    Larry Donnell remains the favorite to start at tight end Week 1.

    Advice: It speaks to the Giants' state of the position. A former UDFA out of Grambling, Donnell can't run and has three career catches. Expect him to rotate with Daniel Fells, Kellen Davis and Adrien Robinson. It's a fantasy black hole. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.45 (232nd)
  • Pierre Thomas expecting bigger pass-game role
    Pierre Thomas expects his pass-game role to expand this season.

    Advice: "I know my role is going to change a whole lot this year," he said. "I'm going to do more pass protection and route running." On paper, it makes sense as Darren Sproles and Lance Moore, who combined for 108 catches last year, are both gone. But Thomas already caught 77 balls last season, Khiry Robinson is underrated in the pass game and Brandin Cooks can do Sprolesian things. In reality, it's hard to see Thomas' box-score production making a significant leap, leaving him as a borderline RB2/3 in PPR formats. He'll turn 30 in December and averaged a career-low 6.7 yards per reception last year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:32 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.79 (110th)
  • Peyton Hillis still not back at practice
    Peyton Hillis (foot, ankle) has been out of practice for more than two weeks.

    Advice: Hillis is in a battle with Michael Cox and Kendall Gaskins for the third running back spot behind Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams. He won't win the job without getting back on the field soon. The painfully slow Hillis has averaged 3.58 YPC over his last 319 NFL carries. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:16 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.96 (2300th)
  • Bucs playing far more 12 than last year
    The Bucs have used "12" personnel on 32 percent of their preseason snaps, well above the NFL average of 21 percent.

    Advice: Last year, the Bucs used two-tight end sets less than 10 percent of the time, according to Football Outsiders. The Lovie Smith regime has come in and made the position a priority, drafting Austin Seferian-Jenkins 38th overall and signing Brandon Myers. At 6'5/262 with unique leaping ability, ASJ has a real shot to emerge as the No. 3 target for Josh McCown -- especially in the red zone. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.81 (1923rd)
  • No package of plays for Manziel off bench
    Coach Mike Pettine said there are no plans to develop a package of plays for Johnny Manziel off the bench.

    Advice: Pettine has no intention to go down a Michael Vick/Donovan McNabb path with Manziel and Hoyer. It makes sense, as Johnny Football's running skills are far better suited to improvisation than script. Pettine declined to tip his hand as to when Manziel will make his NFL debut. "You could see a scenario where he doesn't play this year, and then there are other scenarios that are absolutely possible as well. It's hard to tell," the first-year coach said. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:01 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    27.30 (2657th)
  • Knowshon Moreno says he's 'ready' to play
    Knowshon Moreno says he's "ready" for game action.

    Advice: Moreno appears to be fully recovered from his June knee scope. He broke off a 15-yard run at Wednesday's practice and "looked the best he's looked since returning," per the Miami Herald. Moreno also says he's gotten down to his ideal playing weight after reporting to OTAs too heavy. "I feel good," added Moreno. His status for Saturday's regular season dress rehearsal remains uncertain. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:07 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.81 (181st)
  • Rams waive/injure RB Isaiah Pead (torn ACL)
    Rams waived/injured RB Isaiah Pead (torn ACL).

    Advice: Pead tore his ACL while returning the opening kickoff last weekend against the Packers. If he clears waivers, he'll go to the Rams' injured reserve list. He's obviously out for the season, but the former second-round pick has two years left on his rookie contract. A claiming team would have him for 2015. For Pead's sake, it might be best to get claimed and get a fresh start in a new city. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:57 pm
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1956th)
  • Johnny Manziel struggling with the playbook
    Johnny Manziel is struggling -- and continues to struggle -- with the Browns' playbook.

    Advice: We all got a glimpse of it when Manziel was asked by Jon Gruden in a sit-down interview during Monday night's telecast to spit out a play from OC Kyle Shanahan's playbook. He stumbled over his words before eventually getting it out. It's to be expected from a rookie like Manziel, who is coming from a spread offense with simple, one-, two-, or three-word plays. Receiver Andrew Hawkins admitted the players in the huddle "are still helping him a little bit." Manziel can focus on the playbook as Brian Hoyer's backup. It's going to take time. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:17 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    27.30 (2657th)
  • Stephen Hill still behind David Nelson
    Stephen Hill remains behind David Nelson for No. 2 outside wideout duties.

    Advice: Hill's troublesome knees haven't been an issue in camp, but production has. He's played 70 snaps and run 37 routes through two preseason games, yet has just one catch for 17 yards. Hill is unlikely to be a factor behind Eric Decker and slot man Jeremy Kerley even if he can catch up to Nelson before Week 1. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:54 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.57 (2503rd)
  • Moreno's conditioning is 'getting there'
    Coach Joe Philbin said he thinks Knowshon Moreno's conditioning is "getting there."

    Advice: Still coming off his lingering right knee injury, Moreno isn't in tip-top shape yet. It's put him in a very poor position to mount a challenge to Lamar Miller for the starting gig. We're expecting Moreno to be a change-of-pace back and pass-protection specialist in Week 1. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:54 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.81 (181st)
  • Johnny Manziel will open season as backup
    Browns first-round QB Johnny Manziel will open the season as a backup to Brian Hoyer.

    Advice: Unlike fellow rookie Blake Bortles, Manziel was given a fair shot to win the starting gig. He didn't seize it, showing immaturity on and off the field while averaging just 4.74 yards per attempt in two preseason games. "We're confident that Johnny is going to have a great future, but felt that Brian still had a decided edge on him," coach Mike Pettine said. While it's somewhat disappointing Manziel couldn't beat out a 29-year-old (in October) journeyman coming off an ACL tear, the future will likely come sooner than later. A QB change could come immediately following the Week 4 bye, especially if the Browns start 0-3. Their first three games are at PIT, vs. NO and vs. BAL. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:33 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    27.30 (2657th)
  • Chip on LeSean McCoy's turf toe: He's fine
    Coach Chip Kelly downplayed LeSean McCoy's "small version" of turf toe Tuesday.

    Advice: McCoy practiced in full Monday, a surefire sign that this ailment is nothing to worry about. If the Eagles' medical staff had any concern at all, they would have held him out as the regular season opener is more than two weeks away. "He's fine," Kelly said. "It's not as big of an issue as I think anybody has made it out to be. ... There's a lot of questions about a toe in August that I think is way overblown." Owners looking for protection can snag Chris Polk, although he has to get over his nagging hamstring injury soon to secure the backup job. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:12 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.12 (4th)
  • Browns waiting on quarterback decision
    Coach Mike Pettine is willing to wait until after the Browns' third preseason game to name a starting quarterback.

    Advice: The team had been targeting Tuesday to make an announcement, but gained little clarity after both Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer struggled against the Redskins on Monday. Pettine did say he "(doesn't) sense a lot of division" amongst the coaching staff about who to name. That suggests it will be journeyman Hoyer over rookie Manziel. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:28 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    27.30 (2657th)
  • Manziel gives Redskins bench middle finger
    Johnny Manziel was caught on camera giving the Redskins' bench the middle finger during Monday night's preseason game.

    Advice: Following a third-quarter incompletion, Manziel flipped the bird and it immediately spread all over Twitter. Manziel said he had "words exchanged" with the Redskins all night, and CB Joe Haden defended his rookie quarterback, saying he took a lot of abuse from Washington's players and fanss Per Redskins FS Ryan Clark, what set off Manziel was Washington players telling him "this isn't college anymore, we're faster than you." Still, Manziel needs to keep his composure. It didn't sit well with coach Mike Pettine, and certainly won't win Manziel any points in the quarterback derby. "You have to be able to maintain your poise," Pettine said. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:52 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    27.30 (2657th)
  • Manziel, Hoyer both struggle badly on MNF
    Johnny Manziel completed 7-of-16 passes for 65 yards and one touchdown in Cleveland's second preseason game against the Redskins on Monday night.

    Advice: Brian Hoyer got the start and wasn't any better. He and Manziel both struggled throughout the first half, as they rotated every two series. The two combined to go 4-of-13 for 45 yards in the first half, and each had a QB rating under 45. Manziel played a couple series in the second half against the Redskins' backups, leading a 16-play touchdown drive that was finished off by a Dion Lewis eight-yard catch-and-run score. Manziel misfired on a number of passes in the first half. Coach Mike Pettine may want to get another look at these two before naming his starter. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:50 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    27.30 (2657th)
  • LeSean McCoy has 'small version of turf toe'
    LeSean McCoy is practicing through a "small version of turf toe."

    Advice: Whatever that means. "(Sunday) it was really, really hurting pretty bad," McCoy said Monday. "It felt a little better (Monday), so I went for it." X-rays and an MRI came back negative, so there's no real reason to worry, though it's possible McCoy will sit out this weekend's regular-season dress rehearsal as a precaution. It's something for fantasy owners to be aware of, but not fret over. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:46 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.12 (4th)
  • Carr (concussion) already back at practice
    Derek Carr (concussion) has been cleared to resume practicing.

    Advice: It's suspiciously quick clearance after Carr was concussed in Saturday's preseason game, but so it goes. Carr was practicing with extra padding on his injured ribs. Despite the ailments, Carr is now on track to suit up for Friday's regular-season dress rehearsal against the Packers. Carr could put more heat on Matt Schaub with a strong showing in Green Bay. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:05 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    64.26 (2654th)
  • Chip Kelly: No calls yet on Mark Sanchez
    Coach Chip Kelly hinted that he'd be open to trading Mark Sanchez.

    Advice: Through two preseason games, Sanchez has gone 18-of-22 for 196 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. On Sunday, Kelly was asked what would happen if another team showed interest in the ex-Jet. "What are you giving me?" Kelly replied. The coach went on to say that no one has called about Sanchez, who settled for a meager one-year, $2.25 million contract in March. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.83 (2660th)
  • Greg Olsen inactive for preseason game
    Greg Olsen (calf) is inactive for the Panthers' second preseason game Sunday night.

    Advice: The injury is believed to be minor, but has caused Olsen to miss a few practices and now this exhibition. Look for Brandon Williams to get a ton of run against the Chiefs. Williams starred in the Panthers' preseason opener. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:37 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.57 (83rd)
  • Isaiah Pead done for year with ACL tear
    Rams coach Jeff Fisher confirmed Sunday that RB Isaiah Pead has a torn ACL and will be lost for the season.

    Advice: Drop him in Dynasty leagues if you haven't already. The 2012 second-rounder had been reduced to special teams since falling to No. 4 on St. Louis' tailback depth chart. Pead will enter the last year of his rookie deal in 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:17 pm
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1956th)
  • Jeremy Maclin on shelf with bum hamstring
    Updating previous items, Jeremy Maclin is dealing with a hamstring injury at Eagles camp.

    Advice: He previously encountered setbacks with his surgically repaired knee, and is now nursing a bum hammy. Coach Chip Kelly stated Sunday that Maclin could resume practicing on Monday, so the Eagles don't see it as a long-term thing. Still, Maclin's health has been consistently shaky in August. We're becoming increasingly leery of drafting him at his early sixth-round Average Draft Slot. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:52 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.97 (131st)
  • Dri Archer totals 45 yards
    Dri Archer had two catches for 44 yards in the Steelers' second preseason game Saturday night.

    Advice: He added two carries for one yard. Archer saw time with the first team, but got the majority of his touches against third-stringers in the second half. He exploded for a 40-yard catch down the right sideline on a short pass from Landry Jones, and secured both of his targets in the passing game. Archer doesn't have a defined role behind power backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount, but should make an immediate impact in sub packages. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:30 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.24 (2436th)
  • Robert Woods continues strong preseason
    Robert Woods had three catches for 49 yards in Saturday night's preseason game against the Steelers.

    Advice: With Sammy Watkins out, Woods worked with the starters after playing with the second team in the first two exhibition games. He was targeted six times, and showed good YAC ability on a 30-yard pass from E.J. Manuel in the second quarter. Chris Hogan also rotated with the first team, but finished with no catches on two targets. There isn't much more Woods can do to prove he belongs in the Bills' three-wide sets. Woods has at least 30 yards receiving in all three of Buffalo's preseason games. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:09 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.20 (223rd)
  • Rams believe RB Isaiah Pead has torn ACL
    Coach Jeff Fisher said after Saturday night's preseason game the Rams believe RB Isaiah Pead has a torn ACL.

    Advice: The 50th overall pick in the 2012 draft, this should solidify Pead as a bust in St. Louis. He had been relegated to special teams after falling behind Zac Stacy, Benny Cunningham, and rookie Tre Mason on the running back chart. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:26 pm
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1956th)
  • Bears release WR Eric Weems
    Bears released WR/KR Eric Weems.

    Advice: It's the corresponding move for the Santonio Holmes signing. Weems was tried out as the Bears' No. 3 receiver in last week's preseason opener, but struggled mightily. A pure special teams player, he'll look to sign with another team for the veteran minimum. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:35 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.26 (2606th)
  • Isaiah Pead (knee) to undergo MRI Sunday
    Isaiah Pead will undergo an MRI Sunday on his knee.

    Advice: Per NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the "prospects aren't good." Pead left Saturday's game in the first quarter after suffering a non-contact knee injury. He could be headed to injured reserve. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:25 pm
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1956th)
  • Knowshon Moreno (knee) ruled inactive
    Knowshon Moreno (knee) is inactive for Saturday night's preseason game.

    Advice: Moreno was cleared for contact Monday, but isn't ready for game action. Barring a setback, he should be available for Miami's regular-season dress rehearsal against the Cowboys next week. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:07 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.81 (181st)
  • Isaiah Pead suffers leg injury
    Isaiah Pead was forced from Saturday's preseason game with a leg injury

    Advice: Pead got hurt on a kick return in the first quarter. It was a non-contact injury, so this has potential to be serious. Pead had to be helped off the field and was later carted to the locker room. The Rams should provide an update on his status after the game. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:43 pm
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1956th)
  • Derek Carr suffers concussion against Lions
    Raiders rookie QB Derek Carr left the team's second preseason game with a concussion.

    Advice: Originally thought to be a rib injury, coach Dennis Allen confirmed the rookie was concussed. He will have to pass the league's concussion protocol before returning to the field. Carr has completed 19-of-32 passes for 183 yards with one touchdown and one interception this preseason. After originally inserting Carr with the first-team offense -- following an abysmal outing by Matt Schaub -- Carr was concussed behind Oakland's second-team offensive line. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:05 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    64.26 (2654th)
  • Derek Carr exits late with rib injury
    Derek Carr completed 9-of-16 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown in Friday's preseason game before being removed in the fourth quarter with a rib injury.

    Advice: Carr outperformed Matt Schaub, who threw his first interception of the preseason. He played deep into the second half, but was removed after getting shaken up on a hit by Larry Webster. Carr has completed 19-of-32 passes for 183 yards (9.6 YPA) through his first two preseason appearances. With Schaub struggling, Carr could make starts early in 2014. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    64.26 (2654th)
  • Jordan Matthews: 9 targets/9 catches/104 yds
    Eagles rookie Jordan Matthews exploded for nine catches and 104 yards in Friday night's second preseason game.

    Advice: He caught 9-of-9 targets one week after dropping three passes in Philly's preseason opener. Coach Chip Kelly suggested Matthews' rough debut was due to nerves. The second-rounder showed zero fear Friday in New England, shining at various wideout spots and racking up game-high receiving stats across the board. Matthews remains on track to open the year as the Eagles' slot receiver. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:47 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.36 (214th)
  • Mark Sanchez continues hot preseason
    Mark Sanchez completed 11-of-12 passes for 117 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the Eagles' second preseason game.

    Advice: He carved up the Patriots' second string after doing the same to the Bears' backups a week ago. Through two exhibition affairs, Sanchez is 18-of-22 passing for 196 yards, the two scores, and one pick. It's fair to wonder if Sanchez would become a fantasy QB1 in Chip Kelly's offense if Nick Foles went down. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:35 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.83 (2660th)
  • Maclin inactive for second preseason game
    Jeremy Maclin (knee) is inactive for Friday night's preseason game.

    Advice: Maclin has struggled to stay at 100 percent during camp and won't play after starting the preseason opener. Riley Cooper (foot) is also inactive. Ifeanyi Momah and Arrelious Benn will start in two-wide sets, with Brad Smith in the slot. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:35 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.97 (131st)
  • Browns plan to name starting QB on Tuesday
    Browns coach Mike Pettine says Tuesday is the target date to name Cleveland's Week 1 starting quarterback.

    Advice: The Browns play the Steelers in Week 1. Pettine said a group consisting of OC Kyle Shanahan, QBs coach Dowell Loggains, and GM Ray Farmer will have say in naming the starter. PFT's Mike Florio also expects owner Jimmy Haslam to have some say, which could work in rookie Johnny Manziel's favor. The Week 1 starter will likely hinge on the performances of Brian Hoyer and Manziel in Monday's second preseason game. Cleveland visits Washington on MNF. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:54 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    27.30 (2657th)
  • Saints still expected to use 3-RB timeshare
    ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett continues to expect "a pretty even split" in New Orleans' three-man backfield.

    Advice: A New Orleans Times-Picayune story recently suggested Pierre Thomas had fallen down the depth chart, which may technically be true, but certainly doesn't mean he's lost his role. His snaps may actually increase this season with Darren Sproles gone, and neither Mark Ingram nor Khiry Robinson particularly adept in the passing game. Thomas remains a solid RB3 in standard leagues. You could sell him as a viable RB2/flex in PPR leagues, as well. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:14 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.79 (110th)
  • Sproles to play about 20 snaps per game
    Dave Spadaro of the Eagles' official website envisions Darren Sproles playing roughly 20 snaps per game on offense.

    Advice: That sounds about right. Sproles averaged 35 and 25 snaps per game with the Saints in 2012 and 2013, respectively. He's not getting any younger at 31. Sproles will operate as LeSean McCoy's change-of-pace back and work in the slot on occasion. He could have some standalone PPR value as a space back, but his early-seventh round ADP is a little too rich for our blood. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:25 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.49 (170th)
  • Eric Weems held without catch vs. Jaguars
    Running as the Bears' No. 3 receiver in Thursday's preseason game against the Jaguars, Eric Weems was held without a catch.

    Advice: Weems made his presence felt by losing a fumble on a first-quarter kick return. The Bears' No. 3 receiver spot is going to be a fantasy wasteland until Marquess Wilson (collarbone) returns. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:35 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.26 (2606th)
  • Browns: QB decision could come next week
    The Browns could name their starting quarterback as early as Tuesday.

    Advice: The Browns play the Redskins on Monday evening. "I'm sure we'll sit down at some point next week, maybe more than likely later in the day on Tuesday and get our heads together and see what we come up with," coach Mike Pettine said. The earlier the Browns name their starting quarterback, the more likely it is to be Brian Hoyer over Johnny Manziel. The fact that Pettine is already talking about potentially reaching a decision next week doesn't bode well for Johnny Football. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 5:58 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    27.30 (2657th)
  • Report: Manziel was late to team meeting Mon.
    ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Johnny Manziel was late to a team meeting on Monday.

    Advice: Mort is under the impression Manziel and a few other Browns rookies simply "misread the schedule," but it's believed Johnny Football was fined. Adam Schefter reported Thursday night that there "seems to be a feeling within the organization that Brian Hoyer wins" the Browns' starting job "in the event of a tie." Schefter believes Cleveland's second preseason game will essentially decide the battle, because all along the plan has been to pick a starter before the third exhibition game. There are no indications that Manziel's tardiness will play a role in coach Mike Pettine's quarterback decision. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:05 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    27.30 (2657th)
  • Peyton Hillis hopes to return next week
    Peyton Hillis (foot, ankle) is hoping to resume practicing by Monday.

    Advice: He'll need to in order to ensure his roster spot. Provided he can get healthy, Hillis is ticketed for No. 3 duties behind Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams. Hillis averaged an anemic 3.4 yards across 73 carries for the Giants last season. The G-Men could ultimately opt to replace him with a free agent. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:31 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.96 (2300th)
  • Moreno starting to look like 'old self'
    Dolphins coach Joe Philbin believes Knowshon Moreno (knee) is "starting to look like kind of his old self," but is unsure if he'll suit up for Saturday's preseason game against the Bucs.

    Advice: Moreno was just cleared for contact on Monday, so it's unlikely he's ready for game action. He's trending in the right direction for the Dolphins' regular-season dress rehearsal against the Cowboys on August 23, however. That's a game Moreno can't afford to miss in his battle with Lamar Miller. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:58 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.81 (181st)
  • Maclin (knee) to miss 2nd preseason game
    Jeremy Maclin (knee) is sitting out Thursday's practice and considered "unlikely" to play in the Eagles' second preseason game.

    Advice: The Philly Inquirer reported Wednesday that Maclin's health has become increasingly concerning. Maclin has insisted his inability to stay on the field is routine for a player coming off of an ACL tear, but he's over a year removed from the injury. Although Maclin offers a ton of theoretical upside in DeSean Jackson's old role, fantasy owners drafting now may want to tread lightly. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:24 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.97 (131st)
  • Jeremy Maclin struggling a bit at Eagles camp
    Jeremy Maclin has struggled to stay at 100 percent entering the third week of Eagles training camp.

    Advice: A report surfaced Tuesday that Maclin was "toasting" Darrelle Revis in Patriots-Eagles joint practices, but Revis is playing at about 50 percent effort, on purpose. Per the Philly Inquirer, "Every time (Maclin) has made progress in his return from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, he has had to take a step back," and "he didn't look as explosive as he did pre-injury during the first two weeks of camp." Maclin insists it's just part of the routine ACL recovery. We feel like Maclin is worth the plunge at his late-fifth-round ADP, but he's definitely not without risk. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:32 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.97 (131st)
  • Jeremy Maclin 'toasting' Revis in 1-on-1 work
    Jeremy Maclin has been "toasting" Darrelle Revis during 1-on-1 work at this week's joint practices.

    Advice: To be fair, beat man Jeff McLane admits Revis doesn't appear to be going 100 percent. But it's still notable that Maclin is winning this battle, especially considering he's only 12 months removed from an ACL tear. On Tuesday, Maclin drew three flags on Revis and beat him deep for a touchdown. It was more of the same early in Wednesday's session. Clearly healthy, Maclin has WR2 upside as a key piece of Chip Kelly's plan to replace DeSean Jackson. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:29 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.97 (131st)
  • Stephen Hill 'all over the map' in camp
    Stephen Hill has been "all over the map in camp."

    Advice: Hill drew strong early reviews, but his play has apparently deteriorated. Geno Smith admitted Hill has had "some drops," while coach Rex Ryan changed the subject to Hill's blocking when asked about his progress as a pass catcher. Reporter Rich Cimini considers Hill New York's No. 4 receiver behind Eric Decker, Jeremy Kerley and David Nelson. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:05 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.57 (2503rd)
  • Manziel, Hoyer will both work with starters
    Coach Mike Pettine said Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer will both work with the starters in Cleveland's second preseason game against the Redskins.

    Advice: Manziel will start after Hoyer started the first preseason game. Pettine wants to "balance the reps" out between the two. It's uncertain whether Manziel and Hoyer will each play a quarter in the first half or if they'll simply rotate every other series or two. Pettine and QBs coach Dowell Loggains continue to insist there is no "leader" in the competition. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:57 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    27.30 (2657th)
  • Knowshon Moreno returns to team drills
    Knowshon Moreno (knee) participated in contact drills Monday for the first time since his scope.

    Advice: It was Moreno's first full-padded practice since Super Bowl week. He's reportedly in better shape than he was at OTAs and is having no trouble making sharp cuts. Ideally, the Dolphins will use him as a pass protector and receiving back while Lamar Miller handles the bulk of the early-down carries. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.81 (181st)
  • Lighter McCoy looks 'better than ever'
    According to ESPN Eagles reporter Phil Sheridan, LeSean McCoy looks "better than ever."

    Advice: Now in his true prime at 26 years old, McCoy is playing with a top-3 offensive line and in a run-first scheme. He's dropped a few pounds off his '13 playing weight, reportedly gaining even more quickness and agility. "McCoy seems better at getting out into pass routes and catching the ball. He teases defenders who try to cover him," Sheridan said. McCoy is our No. 1 overall pick in fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:10 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.12 (4th)
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