GRIDIRON GANG VI (ID# 102863)
  • Nate Burleson admits '14 could be last season
    Nate Burleson admits 2014 might be his last season. Rotoworld.com
    11 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.60 (1919th)
  • 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
    17 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2271st)
  • 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, and without fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:52 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.78 (2533rd)
  • Emmanuel Sanders returns to practice
    Emmanuel Sanders (thigh) returned to practice Thursday.

    Advice: Sanders now has a chance to suit up for Saturday night's third preseason game against the Texans. He didn't see a target while playing 21 snaps in his only preseason performance so far, the opener. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:50 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.48 (100th)
  • Big Ben: Wheaton will surprise people
    Ben Roethlisberger thinks Markus Wheaton is "going to surprise a lot of people."

    Advice: With Emmanuel Sanders gone, Wheaton has been running as the starting "X" for the entire offseason and into training camp. He's coming along nicely in his second NFL season, highlighted by a toe-tapping touchdown against the Bills last week. "He's definitely on the same page with Ben, and, anytime you're on the same page with Ben, there is a good opportunity," said teammate Antonio Brown. The speedy Wheaton has the ability to eclipse the 67-740-6 line Emmanuel Sanders posted as Roethlisberger's "X" last year. He's a prime sleeper. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:33 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.66 (111th)
  • Goal-line fade to Justin Hunter 'unstoppable'
    The Tennessean says the goal-line fade to Justin Hunter has been "all but unstoppable" at camp.

    Advice: "When the Titans get anywhere near the goal line, quarterback Jake Locker simply lofts a soft spiral toward the corner of the end zone," says beat man John Glennon. At 6-foot-4 with excellent ball skills and a sparkling 39.5-inch vertical, Hunter is a no-brainer target over the diminutive Kendall Wright. On his 30 career NFL catches (between preseason and regular season), he has an incredible eight touchdowns. Hunter is shaping up as a prime breakout candidate this season, especially in TD-heavy formats. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:19 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.21 (148th)
  • Washington will 'almost certainly' make team
    NJ.com believes UDFA WR Corey Washington will "almost certainly" make the final roster.

    Advice: The 6'4/215 Washington has come from tiny Newberry College to emerge as one of the stars of Giants camp. Per beat man Jordan Raanan, people inside the organization are intrigued by his unique ability to make plays in the air. We've seen that in each of the three preseason games, as Washington has posted a 7-116-3 line on seven targets. He'll likely open the season as the Giants' No. 5 wideout and should be on deep Dynasty radars. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:05 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2121st)
  • Miles Austin will start if he's healthy
    Miles Austin remains penned in as a starting outside receiver.

    Advice: While Josh Gordon is suspended, Austin will be the No. 1 outside receiver. That alone makes him a sleeper, but expectations should be held in check. Austin has been ineffective even when on the field over the last few years, and the Browns are going to play a Ground 'N Pound ball control style. Austin has played on 36 preseason snaps and produced one catch for 13 yards on three targets. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:45 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.77 (205th)
  • Nate Burleson no lock to stick with Browns
    ESPN Cleveland isn't sure if Nate Burleson will make the Browns' final roster.

    Advice: 33-year-old Burleson has been bothered by a hamstring issue for a couple weeks now. Of course, the competition for roster spots in this wideout corps is not exactly fierce. The only locks are Josh Gordon, Andrew Hawkins and Miles Austin, leaving Burleson to battle guys like Charles Johnson, Travis Benjamin, Anthony Armstrong and Taylor Gabriel. It's hard to see the desperate Browns dumping a veteran leader with experience, even if Burleson will play a bit role. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:40 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.60 (1919th)
  • Colts plan 'even distribution of targets'
    The Indianapolis Star expects a "more even distribution" of targets in the Colts' pass-catching corps this season.

    Advice: T.Y. Hilton finished 14th among NFL wideouts in targets last season, but might be lucky to finish top 20 in 2014. "It's week-to-week. It's all how they match up," is how GM Ryan Grigson described the Colts' target distribution. The Colts will use Hilton, Reggie Wayne, and Hakeem Nicks in three-wide sets, and Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener in two-tight end packages. Don't expect any member of this pass-catching corps to be a true target monster. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:51 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.29 (78th)
  • Andre Johnson shines in Texans-Broncos work
    Andre Johnson is "showing no signs of rust" after missing a chunk of Texans camp with a hamstring injury.

    Advice: Johnson reportedly showed up "all over the field" during Wednesday's Texans-Broncos joint practice and made one "incredible" catch in the back of the end zone. "He's a big part of what we're doing here," coach Bill O'Brien said. The No. 12 overall fantasy receiver a year ago, Johnson's ADP has dropped into the late fourth round. His QBs were Matt Schaub and Case Keenum in 2013. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:22 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.32 (60th)
  • Broncos WR/PR Jordan Norwood tears ACL
    Broncos WR/PR Jordan Norwood tore his ACL in Wednesday's joint practice with the Texans.

    Advice: Norwood reportedly had a legitimate shot at making the 53-man roster as the Broncos' sixth wideout and punt returner. He caught 4-of-5 targets for 54 yards and a touchdown through two preseason games, but will now miss the year. Norwood, 28 next month, hasn't appeared in a regular season game since 2012. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:54 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2057th)
  • LaFell making his mark on special teams in NE
    Coach Bill Belichick praised Brandon LaFell for his work on special teams.

    Advice: Belichick has a fondness for players that can contribute in multiple areas. "I think he'll be able to carve out a role for himself here," Belichick said. "It might be a big one, I don't know, we'll see." LaFell has also started to gel with Tom Brady in the passing game. But his main contributions might not show up in the box score this season. LaFell is battling for the No. 3 or 4 receiver spot. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.39 (268th)
  • Michael Crabtree: I was never healthy in '13
    Michael Crabtree admitted he wasn't healthy or himself in the eight games he played last season after returning from a torn Achilles'.

    Advice: "I was fast enough to be on the field," Crabtree said. "But I wasn't me." Crabtree revealed last week that his weight ballooned up to 230 pounds last season. He's back in shape, and says he "can't wait to get out there" this year. Crabtree is a big-time blow-up candidate as the 49ers' clear No. 1 receiver and Colin Kaepernick's go-to guy. There's value in his late-fourth-round ADP. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:23 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.12 (106th)
  • Jarvis Landry now rotating with Gibson
    Second-round rookie Jarvis Landry said he's now rotating in the slot position with Brandon Gibson.

    Advice: We always expected Landry to overtake Gibson and Rishard Matthews this year. It's a great sign that he's pushing so hard with two-plus weeks before Week 1. Landry isn't on the re-draft radar yet, but he could certainly find himself there before the year is up. He's an ideal slot man in the mold of Hines Ward, and Ryan Tannehill showed a penchant for targeting that position last year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:25 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.47 (2501st)
  • Lavelle Hawkins dumped by Bucs
    Bucs released WR/KR Lavelle Hawkins.

    Advice: Hawkins' college connection to Bucs OC Jeff Tedford could only get him so far. The return man hasn't caught a pass in a game since 2012 while with the Titans. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:07 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2238th)
  • Torrey Smith anticipates more versatile role
    Torrey Smith is anticipating a more versatile role this season.

    Advice: The hiring of Gary Kubiak as offensive coordinator will be a boon to Smith's box scores. Used too often as a one-trick deep threat through his first three NFL seasons, the speedster's new role "incorporates his ability to run deep routes as well as short to intermediate patterns." Much like the Shanahan & Son offense, the Gary Kubiak scheme is ridiculously friendly to X receivers -- as we saw with Andre Johnson in Houston and 2013 NFL target leader Pierre Garcon in Washington last season. Smith is playing that spot now, is in a contract year and is one of our favorite value-pick wideout targets. He's currently lasting until the sixth round. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:30 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.14 (81st)
  • 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
    Yesterday, 7:54 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.57 (2498th)
  • Calvin Johnson will be moved around a lot
    New OC Joe Lombardi said Calvin Johnson will be moved around the formation a lot this season.

    Advice: Perhaps losing Scott Linehan would be a concern for Calvin's stock if he wasn't gaining a creative Sean Payton disciple in Lombardi. Megatron will play inside, outside and go in motion in an effort to keep defensive attention off him. Still only 28 years old, he's a strong bet to go over 1,400 receiving yards for the fourth straight season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:36 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.76 (27th)
  • Brandon Marshall flying to NY every Tuesday
    Brandon Marshall will be flying to New York every Tuesday during the season to film Showtime's "Inside the NFL."

    Advice: It's not ideal for Marshall to be spending his off day taking two flights weekly, but we trust that it won't be a problem. He's still in the prime for wideouts at age 30, hasn't missed a game since 2010 and keeps his body in peak condition. "He asked me about it. I trust him to make decisions that are in the best interests of the team first," said coach Marc Trestman. "I know Brandon. I know he'll do that." Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:33 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.70 (30th)
  • No settlement talks in Josh Gordon appeal
    Profootballtalk reports there have been no settlement talks in the Josh Gordon case.

    Advice: It's been two-plus weeks since Gordon's appeal was heard, but the sides have yet to come to the bargaining table. They still could, but it would seem to grow less likely by the day. Absent a settlement, Gordon is looking at an all-or-nothing proposition (16 games if the ruling is upheld, zero if it's not). Reports from last week suggested the case should be settled before the end of this week. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:36 pm
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2086th)
  • Odell Beckham may not be ready Week 1
    NJ.com's Jordan Raanan believes it's "not looking good" for Odell Beckham (hamstring) to be ready for the regular season.

    Advice: We're considering Beckham "out indefinitely" after his latest hamstring setback. With Jerrel Jernigan not earning points from the coaching staff in camp, Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle should open the year as target monsters in New York's shaky passing attack. Beckham isn't worth a flier in re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:29 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.42 (177th)
  • Pettine criticizes Josh Gordon's effort
    Browns coach Mike Pettine criticized Josh Gordon's effort in Monday's preseason game.

    Advice: Gordon noticeably loafed on two targets against the Redskins. "There were a couple plays where I think ... that we would have definitely wanted better effort," Pettine said. "We would want regular season effort to match preseason effort." It's a convenient excuse, but it's quite possible Gordon's impending suspension is weighing on him. His appeal will supposedly be decided before the end of the week. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:15 pm
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2086th)
  • Report: 'Hope' for Crabtree ext. before Wk 1
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the 49ers have made progress with walk-year WR Michael Crabtree in long-term talks, and that there is "hope for a deal before the season."

    Advice: Per Rapoport, talks will be shelved if there's no deal before Week 1. Rapsheet also reports Crabtree is willing to go the incentive route for "top-end" receiver money. The ultimate question is whether Crabtree is willing to bet on himself after his injury-shortened 2013. If not, he'll almost certainly be coerced into a discount. We'd expect Crabtree to roll the dice and play out his deal. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:57 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.12 (106th)
  • Update: Shaq Evans placed on injured reserve
    Jets placed WR Shaq Evans on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, ending his season.

    Advice: Earlier reports had Evans as waived/injured, which would have exposed him to waivers. Evans is recovering from surgery to repair a torn labrum. Reports in early August had Evans battling drops and "rarely making plays." Standing in at 6-foot-1, 213 pounds, Evans has average speed (4.51). He won't be guaranteed a roster spot in 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:13 pm
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2202nd)
  • LaFell feeling more comfortable in Pats' O
    Brandon LaFell said he's feeling much more comfortable in the Patriots' offense after admittedly being "shell-shocked" at OTAs.

    Advice: LaFell has reeled in 4-of-7 targets for 45 yards and one touchdown through two preseason games and has been drawing praise from Tom Brady. Coach Bill Belichick has said he could have a "big" role. LaFell's locker is now situated right next to Brady, with youngster Aaron Dobson on the other side of the quarterback. LaFell's a strong blocker, but has displayed shaky hands in the past. He's battling for one of the spots behind Julian Edelman. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:36 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.39 (268th)
  • Sammy Watkins (ribs) back in pads Tuesday
    Sammy Watkins (ribs) returned to practice Tuesday on a limited basis.

    Advice: Watkins' rib "contusion" proved to be minor after all. Much hoopla was raised Monday when the Bills failed to call Watkins' injury merely a bruise, leading some to believe Watkins may be dealing with something more serious. The No. 4 overall pick is progressing after sitting out Monday. It remains to be seen whether he'll suit up for the Bills' regular season dress rehearsal this weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:35 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.83 (136th)
  • Odell Beckham (hamstring) won't play Friday
    Odell Beckham (hamstring) has been ruled out for the Giants' third preseason game Friday.

    Advice: The Giants are saying Beckham didn't suffer a setback. But being that he practiced last week and came up lame in Monday's practice, forcing him to ride the stationary bike Tuesday, there's no other way to term it than as a setback. Beckham might end up getting some run with the backups in the fourth preseason game simply because he's missed so much time and is far behind. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:16 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.42 (177th)
  • Bills waive WR Kevin Elliott
    Bills waived WR Kevin Elliott.

    Advice: Elliott (6-foot-3, 205) played 43 snaps across the Bills' first three preseason games, notching one catch for ten yards and dropping one of his other two targets. He tore his ACL last season, but was a fringe talent to begin with. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:07 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2108th)
  • Odell Beckham sidelined again by hamstring
    Odell Beckham (hamstring) is not practicing on Tuesday.

    Advice: Beckham returned to practice last week after battling a hamstring for much of the spring and all of training camp up to that point. He lasted a week before re-injuring the hamstring in yesterday's practice while running a pass route. Beckham has yet to appear in a preseason game and seems extremely iffy for this week's regular season dress rehearsal. Beckham is off the re-draft radar. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:06 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.42 (177th)
  • Odell Beckham leaves Monday practice early
    Odell Beckham exited Monday's practice early and may have experienced a setback with his hamstring.

    Advice: Midway through practice, Beckham was running a route upfield and pulled up lame. He immediately left the field and watched the remainder of practice from the sideline. The Giants say Beckham is "fine," but it's obviously something to watch. If Beckham didn't experience a setback, he should play this week. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:20 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.42 (177th)
  • Jets rookie WR Evans having shoulder surgery
    Jets fourth-round WR Shaq Evans is undergoing shoulder surgery Tuesday.

    Advice: Coach Rex Ryan recently said Evans is expected to miss the season. Evans' loss isn't a big one, just a blow to Gang Green's depth at receiver, but the Jets haven't seen much from their rookie class to date. Evans will likely spend his rookie year on injured reserve and come back to compete for a spot next spring. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:12 am
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2202nd)
  • Vikings WR Simpson facing 3-game suspension
    Vikings WR Jerome Simpson is facing a three-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

    Advice: Simpson was in New York Monday afternoon for his appeal hearing. The three-game ban stems from Simpson's November arrest for DUI when he refused to complete a breathalyzer test. He later pleaded guilty to reckless driving. Simpson is a repeat offender after he was busted on felony drug charges in 2012. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:07 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.02 (2297th)
  • Bills unsure of Sammy Watkins' (ribs) status
    Sammy Watkins (ribs) is sitting out Monday's practice, and coach Doug Marrone is unsure of when he'll return.

    Advice: "When (Watkins) comes back, I don't know," Marrone said. "Unless I know for sure, I'm not going to comment." Marrone always treats injury information like a state secret, but it's notable nonetheless. The Bills originally called Watkins' injury a "bruise," but were less forthright on Monday. Watkins is still likely nothing more than day to day, but he's in danger of missing this week's regular-season dress rehearsal. Watkins has consistently lit up practice, but has just three grabs through three exhibition games. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:56 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.83 (136th)
  • Emmanuel Sanders battling minor thigh issue
    Emmanuel Sanders sat out Sunday's preseason game against the 49ers due to a minor thigh injury.

    Advice: Sanders did play in the preseason opener, failing to see a target on 20 snaps. But he missed some practice time leading up to that one, and sat out some more sessions last week. We should get a much better look at Sanders in Saturday night's third preseason contest. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:16 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.48 (100th)
  • Crabtree starts 49ers second preseason game
    Michael Crabtree started the 49ers' second preseason game, but failed to secure his lone target.

    Advice: This was Crabtree's 2014 preseason debut after missing just over a week of practice with a sore hamstring. The injury is no longer a concern. The primary takeaway from Sunday's appearance is that Crabtree is healthy. On a 49ers team that will likely have to throw more this year due to several key defensive losses, Crabtree is an inviting fantasy pick at his late-fourth-round ADP. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:26 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.12 (106th)
  • Whisenhunt throws shade on Justin Hunter
    Despite Justin Hunter's breakout 4-111-2 performance in the Titans' second preseason game, coach Ken Whisenhunt stated Hunter "has still got a lot of work to do."

    Advice: "There are a lot of things, from route depth to discipline on his releases, where even though he made some big plays last night, those have got to become more consistent," Whisenhunt said Saturday. We'd like to see Hunter move ahead of Nate Washington on the Titans' depth chart, but he's only playing in three-receiver sets at the moment. He remains squarely on the fantasy breakout radar. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:46 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.21 (148th)
  • Wheaton impresses in second preseason game
    Markus Wheaton had two catches for 15 yards and a touchdown in Saturday night's preseason game against the Bills.

    Advice: Wheaton started opposite Antonio Brown and finished with four targets. His touchdown came on an impressive post-corner route in the back of the end zone over Stephon Gilmore. Wheaton has breakout appeal as the starting X receiver in Todd Haley's offense, which is expected to feature more no-huddle looks. He's currently a value pick at his 12th-round ADP. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:47 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.66 (111th)
  • Report: Rookie Sammy Watkins' ribs are 'fine'
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Sammy Watkins' ribs are "fine" after Saturday night's preseason scare.

    Advice: He has a bruise. Bills fans and the organization can breathe a collective sigh of relief, after the franchise traded its 2015 first-round pick to nab the former Clemson star in May's draft. Watkins still has managed only three catches for 21 yards through three preseason games, failing to turn the hype into on-field production. It sounds like he could play in Buffalo's fourth exhibition next week. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:58 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.83 (136th)
  • Sammy Watkins leaves game with injured ribs
    Sammy Watkins exited the Bills' third preseason game Saturday night with a rib injury.

    Advice: He could be seen walking slowly to Buffalo's locker room assisted by trainers following the injury. The extent of Watkins' injury is unclear, but he'll surely be taken for X-rays to determine whether there's a fracture. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:44 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.83 (136th)
  • 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
    0.00 (2271st)
  • Justin Hunter explodes for 4-111-2 vs. Saints
    Justin Hunter turned five targets into 111 yards and two touchdowns on four receptions in the Titans' second preseason game Friday night.

    Advice: Hunter caught a four-yard TD pass from Jake Locker with the first team, and turned a crossing route thrown by rookie Zach Mettenberger into a 64-yard foot-race touchdown with the twos. The Titans have gone to great lengths to motivate sophomore breakout candidate Hunter, even forcing him to wear a "JAG" shirt to practice last week. The 23-year-old has been dubbed "this year's Alshon Jeffery" by Mike Clay of Rotoworld and Pro Football Focus. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:56 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.21 (148th)
  • Crabtree played at 230 late last season
    Michael Crabtree revealed that his weight ballooned to 230 pounds last season, after returning from his ruptured Achilles'.

    Advice: His ideal playing weight is 215. "I wasn't 100 percent," conceded Crabtree, who is a blowup-year candidate entering the last season on his rookie deal. Crabtree has resumed practicing in full after missing early-camp time with hamstring soreness. He's still underrated at his late-fourth-round fantasy ADP. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:23 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.12 (106th)
  • Calvin inactive for second preseason game
    Calvin Johnson (knee, finger) is inactive for Friday night's preseason game.

    Advice: The Lions have been managing Johnson's practice reps and will hold him out of their first two preseason games. He should be active for next week's dress rehearsal against Jacksonville. Kris Durham will replace Johnson in the lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 5:39 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.76 (27th)
  • Nate Burleson battling hamstring injury
    Nate Burleson has missed the last couple days of practice with a hamstring injury, and is not expected to play in Monday night's preseason game against the Redskins.

    Advice: Burleson has been limited to riding a stationary bike on the side at practice. Though he's a veteran in a weak receiver corps, Burleson needs to get on the field. He's no lock to make the roster, especially if Miles Austin can stay healthy and Travis Benjamin and Charles Johnson emerge as playmakers outside. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.60 (1919th)
  • 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
    0.00 (2271st)
  • Gordon ruling not expected until late next wk
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Josh Gordon verdict may not be handed down before the end of next week.

    Advice: Gordon's appeal hearing with Harold Henderson reportedly contained a high volume of testimony and evidence from both sides, leading to this lengthy delay. In standard 12-team drafts, we would begin considering Gordon in the 10th and 11th rounds, although that's obviously a high-risk approach. He's going to be eligible for eight games in a best case scenario, and there remains a realistic chance Gordon won't take the field at all this season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:41 pm
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2086th)
  • Odell Beckham not ready for preseason action
    Odell Beckham will sit out this weekend's game against the Colts, but is expected to be ready for the Giants' regular-season dress rehearsal on August 22.

    Advice: "Not enough work (yet)," coach Tom Coughlin said Thursday. Beckham just resumed practicing on Monday. Barring a setback, he'll be 100 percent for the Giants' final two preseason games. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.42 (177th)
  • Michael Crabtree returns to Niners practice
    Michael Crabtree (hamstring) returned to 49ers practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: He wound up missing about a week and a half with "soreness" in the hamstring. Assuming Crabtree stays setback free, this shouldn't affect his regular season whatsoever. Not yet 26 years old, Crabtree piled up 61 catches for 880 yards and eight touchdowns across ten Colin Kaepernick starts in 2012, before last year's Achilles'-wrecked campaign. Crabtree's 16-game pace was 98-1,408-13. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:17 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.12 (106th)
  • Jarvis Landry getting chance to return kicks
    Dolphins second-round WR Jarvis Landry is getting a chance to return kicks and punts.

    Advice: Miami would like somebody to unseat Marcus Thigpen as the return man so that it doesn't have to carry Thigpen on the 53-man roster as a strict returner. Landry is getting an opportunity and had a 48-yard punt return in the preseason opener. Landry is also in the mix for slot duties, though Brandon Gibson is the favorite. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:55 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.47 (2501st)
  • Still no news on Josh Gordon's appeal
    There is still no news or developments regarding Josh Gordon's appeal.

    Advice: It's been eight days since Gordon's hearing ended, yet a ruling from Harold Henderson still hasn't been handed down. The reason for the delay is unknown. Owners drafting while Gordon remains in limbo can take a shot in the 10th or 11th round in hopes the suspension is reduced to eight games. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:37 am
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2086th)
  • UDFA Corey Washington making waves
    Undrafted rookie WR Corey Washington has "done some special things over the last week," according to OC Ben McAdoo.

    Advice: It's getting harder and harder to ignore the buzz on Washington, who is trying to pull a Victor Cruz and make the Giants out of tiny Newberry College. Washington does have intriguing measurables at 6'4/214 with 4.5s speed. And through two preseason games, he has four catches for 96 yards and two touchdowns. Washington has gone from camp body to underdog story. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:16 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2121st)
  • Andre Johnson, Arian, Cushing back on field
    Andre Johnson (hamstring), Arian Foster (hamstring) and Brian Cushing (knee, leg) are participating in Wednesday's joint practice with the Falcons.

    Advice: Johnson, who was in pads Wednesday, ends up missing 15 days due to his strain. With an ADP in the late fourth round, he's currently a value pick as he preps for another target-heavy season -- this time from Ryan Fitzpatrick instead of Matt Schaub/Case Keenum. Foster's status will be worth watching closely as he's had recurring hamstring issues throughout his career. Cushing, who is now officially off active/PUP, will be ready for Week 1. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:49 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.32 (60th)
  • Justin Hunter lighting up Titans practice
    According to the Nashville Tennessean, "not a practice goes by" without highlight-reel catches from second-year WR Justin Hunter.

    Advice: Reporter Jim Wyatt's observation comes one day after Titans WRs coach Shawn Jefferson made Hunter wear a jersey with "JAG" on the back, standing for "Just Another Guy." Hunter's physical talent is undeniable. If he takes a step forward in attitude and effort, he's a breakout year waiting to happen. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:41 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.21 (148th)
  • 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 (2498th)
  • Marshall fully healthy, clicking with Cutler
    Brandon Marshall had five catches for 31 yards on just 17 snaps in Saturday's preseason opener against the Eagles.

    Advice: Marshall had a rocky 2013 offseason, fighting a hip injury while adjusting to the new Marc Trestman offense. He still went off for 100-1,295-12 while playing in all 16 games for the third straight year. Now Marshall is fully healthy, has a year in the scheme under his belt, and we know Jay Cutler will pepper him with targets. The quiet offseason is a good thing for our No. 6 fantasy wideout. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:57 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.70 (30th)
  • Calvin Johnson playing like dominant self
    Calvin Johnson (knee, finger) has made "jaw-dropping plays essentially every day" at camp.

    Advice: Although the Lions are managing Johnson's reps in practice and held him out of the preseason opener, he's clearly over last year's nagging injuries. He's looked "impressive" while dominating defensive backs like he always does. Still just 28, there's no reason to think Johnson is going to regress this season. He's a tremendous bet to finish as a top-three wideout for the fourth straight season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:41 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.76 (27th)
  • Justin Hunter getting 'JAG' punishment
    Coach Ken Whisenhunt called out Justin Hunter in a team meeting for not making a play in Saturday's preseason opener, and WRs coach Shawn Jefferson made Hunter wear "JAG" on his jersey nameplate at practice.

    Advice: Jefferson has been all over Hunter since the Titans drafted him with the 34th pick in last year's draft. It can be characterized as tough love. The Titans know Hunter can be as good as he wants to be. In NFL terms, "JAG" stands for "Just Another Guy." Hunter's taking it in stride. The sophomore ran behind Nate Washington Saturday, but saw plenty of action in three-wide sets and should overtake Washington in due time. Hunter is a prime breakout candidate. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:01 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.21 (148th)
  • Odell Beckham finally returns to practice
    Giants first-round receiver Odell Beckham (hamstring) returned to practice on Monday.

    Advice: He participated in individual drills and "(didn't) look uncomfortable." Beckham had been sidelined since the first day of camp. He'll be brought along slowly to avoid setbacks, but should be ready to rock for the G-Men's regular-season dress rehearsal on August 22. He's probably less than 50-50 for Saturday's game against the Colts. "OBJ" is just a late-round flier in re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 11, 12:58 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.42 (177th)
  • O'Brien upbeat about Johnson & Foster
    Texans coach Bill O'Brien continued to express optimism Monday that Andre Johnson (hamstring) and Arian Foster (hamstring) will be back soon.

    Advice: Neither participated in Monday's practice, but both "put in hard work" on a side field. O'Brien thinks both could play in Houston's second preseason game. "I've spoken to both those guys," said the rookie coach. "They're doing better. It's a long season and our trainers are doing a great job with them. But it seems like they've improved and hopefully they can do something this week." Rotoworld.com
    Aug 11, 10:17 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.32 (60th)
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