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  • T.J. Jones said shoulder is feeling fine
    Lions WR T.J. Jones (PUP, shoulder) said he has no medical restrictions right now.

    Advice: Jones is eligible to come off PUP in Week 7. The sixth-round rookie will compete with Jeremy Ross and Corey Fuller for a backup role. Ryan Broyles has seen just four snaps all year. Rotoworld.com
    14 minutes ago
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (2199th)
  • Beat writer: Expect to see a lot of Starks
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tyler Dunne said to expect a lot of James Starks in Thursday night's game against the Vikings.

    Advice: Starks oddly played one snap in Week 4 and received zero carries. Expect that to change this week, especially if the heavily favored Packers get a lead. Dunne says the goal is 25-30 rushing attempts for the team and it's reasonable to think Starks can get around 10 of those. He's impressively averaged 5.46 YPC over the last two seasons while Eddie Lacy has plodded to 3.03 YPC so far this year. Rotoworld.com
    22 minutes ago
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    3 (2382nd)
  • Vikings still consider Teddy a game-time call
    The Vikings plan to take the Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) decision right up until 90 minutes before Thursday's kickoff.

    Advice: "Teddy Bridgewater still wants to play," but the Vikings want "to make sure it limits danger," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Teddy is fighting a garden-variety ankle sprain sustained just four days ago. If there's any danger of making it worse at all, the Vikings should play it safe with the new face of their franchise. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported earlier signs point to Bridgewater sitting out this difficult spot at Lambeau. Rotoworld.com
    50 minutes ago
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (2480th)
  • Roddy White getting extra practice in
    Roddy White practiced on a Wednesday this week for the first time all season.

    Advice: It confirms White's hamstring is fully healthy heading into Week 5. He has a tough matchup on the road against an elite corner duo of Prince Amukamara and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, but is always a fine WR2 option as the No. 2 target for Matt Ryan. Rotoworld.com
    54 minutes ago
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    10 (52nd)
  • Palmer's second opinion: No surgery required
    The second opinion on Carson Palmer's shoulder advised him to continue his current rehab and not undergo surgery.

    Advice: Palmer met with noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert Watkins in Los Angeles to get more information about the issue in his throwing shoulder. He's been diagnosed with "axillary nerve contusion," a numbness over part of the outer shoulder. It involves shoulder weakness, especially when lifting the arm up and away from the body. Palmer will continue to try to get the nerve fired up with non-surgical remedies, but no one seems to know if/when it will work. Drew Stanton appears likely to start in Denver Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:23 am
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (2451st)
  • Maclin gets one catch, 11 yards taken away
    Jeremy Maclin had one catch and 11 yards taken away on a stat correction following Sunday's Week 4 loss at San Francisco.

    Advice: Maclin was originally credited with five catches for 68 yards, but officially ended up with four catches for 57 yards. His 16-game pace now equates to 80 catches, 1,412 yards and 12 touchdowns. Maclin is second in the NFL in targets with 46, trailing only Jordy Nelson (49). Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:16 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    9 (60th)
  • Nick Foles practicing in full this week
    Nick Foles is practicing in full this week.

    Advice: Foles has taken some massive hits this season, most notably on his left (non-throwing) shoulder and ribs. But coach Chip Kelly confirmed his quarterback hasn't needed any MRIs or further testing. Now coming off the worst performance of his NFL career, a healthy Foles will be an excellent bet to bounce back against the Rams' leaky secondary. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:56 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    19 (20th)
  • Streater won't be back until Week 10 at best
    Rod Streater (foot surgery) will not be back until Week 10 at the earliest.

    Advice: Streater now has screws in his fractured foot. The Week 10 target is a best-case scenario, with missing the entire season still a possibility. Denarius Moore is also in the doghouse due to poor play, leaving James Jones, Andre Holmes, Vincent Brown and Brice Butler as the top-four wideouts. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:46 am
    Out
    Bye
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (1967th)
  • Jets to pay extra attention to Gates?
    Jets LB David Harris suggested Antonio Gates will be a focal point of their defensive gameplan Sunday.

    Advice: The Seahawks chose to leave a linebacker in single coverage on Gates in Week 2, leading to a 7-96-3 outburst. Since then, Gates has a totaled 4-38-0. "He is a guy that, you have to somebody underneath, and over the top, at all times," Harris said. At this point in Gates' career, he can't beat any kind of double coverage. He'll be a touchdown-dependent back-end TE1 Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:36 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    7 (73rd)
  • Report: Signs point to Teddy sitting Thursday
    According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, signs point to Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) sitting out Thursday night's game at Green Bay.

    Advice: The short week isn't doing Bridgewater any favors after his ankle awkwardly got bent just four days ago. Nothing is official yet, but it looks like Christian Ponder is going to get the nod here (Matt Cassel is on injured reserve). That would make the Packers D/ST a very attractive streamer, as Ponder has no shot in Lambeau on two days of practice. In nine games last year, Ponder went 2-6-1 while throwing nine interceptions, fumbling seven times and taking 27 sacks. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:07 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (2480th)
  • Niles Paul's concussion was his first
    Niles Paul said the concussion he suffered last Thursday night was the first of his career.

    Advice: It's good news as Paul makes his way through the NFL's protocol. However, he admitted to not remembering the hit that knocked him out against the Giants, always a bad sign. Paul's on-field outlook is also complicated by the impending return of Jordan Reed (hamstring), who projects to reclaim starting duties. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:26 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    7 (81st)
  • Torrey leads NFL in pass interference drawn
    Torrey Smith leads the NFL with five pass interference penalties drawn.

    Advice: Smith's miserable stats through four games (8-138-1) don't show the value he's brought to the Ravens in the form of PI penalties. It's not a fluke, as Smith led the NFL in 2012 as well by drawing 16. Of course, fantasy owners don't get points for drawn penalties and Torrey has clearly taken a backseat to Steve Smith. He'll be a boom or bust WR3 as long as he keeps running low-percentage shot routes. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:15 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    7 (130th)
  • Beckham expects a limited number of plays
    Odell Beckham (hamstring) said he'd be happy with a limited number of plays in Sunday's game against the Falcons.

    Advice: Beckham went through a hard practice Wednesday and will do the same Thursday. As long as he emerges without any setbacks, coach Tom Coughlin said the No. 12 overall pick will be part of the gameplan. However, Beckham won't be startable in fantasy until his snap count gets up around the 70-75 percent mark we eventually expect. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:43 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    3 (1906th)
  • Watkins: Orton reads it quicker than Manuel
    Sammy Watkins noticed that Kyle Orton "reads it quicker" and the "ball is coming out faster" than it did with E.J. Manuel.

    Advice: It sounds like Watkins was getting sick of Manuel's shortcomings and is looking forward to the Orton era. "The way he talked, the way he handles business, the way he looks at plays and breaks down defenses, it's kind of different than EJ," the rookie wideout said. Through four games with Manuel, Watkins was on pace for 68-788-8. Orton is a bottom-barrel NFL starter, but he can only help Sammy's box scores. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:24 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (102nd)
  • David Nelson will miss Week 5
    David Nelson is expected to miss Week 5 with a "severe low ankle sprain."

    Advice: The Jets will turn to a three-receiver set of Eric Decker, Jeremy Kerley, and Greg Salas. Nelson never had fantasy football value in the first place. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:09 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (2014th)
  • Rob Gronkowski practicing in full this week
    Rob Gronkowski (knee) is practicing in full for Week 5.

    Advice: It's the first time Gronkowski hasn't been listed as limited all season. Gronk played 31-of-50 snaps (62 percent) in Monday night's loss. The fact that the Patriots are no longer limiting him in practice suggests he's close to returning to an every-down role. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:11 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (62nd)
  • Browns to go with hot-hand at running back?
    The Browns' website expects OC Kyle Shanahan to use a "hot-hand" approach at running back.

    Advice: Ben Tate will be the starter, but Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell are going to continue to get touches. Both are capable of outplaying Tate, and will remain involved going forward. Tate is the favorite to lead the Browns in carries if he returns this week, but comes with injury and workload concerns. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:20 pm
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    9 (78th)
  • Jordan Cameron practicing in full this week
    Jordan Cameron (shoulder) is practicing in full for Week 5.

    Advice: Cameron is as healthy as he's been this season coming off the Browns' bye. He's a TE1 against a Titans defense that's allowing the tenth-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:53 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    6 (93rd)
  • Theo Riddick (hamstring) unable to practice
    Theo Riddick (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Riddick suffered a setback with his hamstring in Sunday's win, leaving his status up in the air for Week 5. He could see carries behind Reggie Bush this week with Joique Bell (concussion) sidelined. Riddick will be updated again on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:19 pm
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (2321st)
  • Julio Jones (ankle) limited on Wednesday
    Julio Jones (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: The Falcons are just managing his reps. Jones is a top-five receiver option despite a difficult matchup with the Giants in Week 5. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:04 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    16 (17th)
  • Rivera: Darrin Reaves is Panthers starting RB
    Coach Ron Rivera said Darrin Reaves is currently the Panthers' starting running back.

    Advice: With DeAngelo Williams (ankle) and Mike Tolbert (leg) out and Jonathan Stewart (knee) still working his way back, Reaves is next up on the depth chart, followed by Chris Ogbonnaya and Fozzy Whittaker. Reaves (5-foot-7, 209) is an undrafted rookie out of UAB, but was a favorite by some in the draft community. For owners in a bye-week or injury crunch, Reaves is worth a grab for Week 5 against the Bears. He won't be the full-time ball carrier, but should lead a committee attack. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:01 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    5 (192nd)
  • Ace Sanders could see big role in Week 5
    Jaguars coach Gus Bradley expects WR Ace Sanders to play in Sunday's game against the Steelers.

    Advice: Sanders hasn't been able to practice the first four weeks due to his suspension, but will be asked to step in right away with Marqise Lee and Cecil Shorts both sidelined by hamstring injuries. He should see the majority of snaps in three-wide sets over Mike Brown. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:51 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    2 (2530th)
  • Maclin (hamstring) practicing in full
    Jeremy Maclin (hamstring) is practicing in full for Week 5.

    Advice: Maclin tweaked his hammy against the 49ers last week but is in zero danger of missing a tasty matchup at home against the Rams. He's a weekly WR1. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:15 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    9 (60th)
  • Carson Palmer (shoulder) seeking 2nd opinion
    Carson Palmer will seek a second opinion on the nerve issue in his throwing shoulder.

    Advice: After signs of progress last week when Palmer threw on the side at practice, his status for Week 5 is headed back downhill. Palmer was reportedly noticeably down on Monday when he tried to throw on the side. It appears better than 50:50 that Drew Stanton will get another start. Arizona will be cautious with Palmer. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:04 pm
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (2451st)
  • Teddy Bridgewater listed questionable for TNF
    Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's Week 5 game against the Packers.

    Advice: Bridgewater missed practice Monday and Tuesday before the Vikings went through a walkthrough on Wednesday. The No. 32 pick in May's draft is looking like a full-blown game-time decision for Thursday night. Coach Mike Zimmer said the team has plans in place if Bridgewater can't go. Christian Ponder would start. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:00 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (2480th)
  • Joique Bell (concussion) not practicing Wed.
    Joique Bell (concussion) is not practicing on Wednesday.

    Advice: Bell suffered a concussion in the third quarter of Sunday's win over the Jets. Fantasy's No. 38 running back, Bell is averaging just 3.2 YPC on 48 totes through four games. He's averaging a meager 33 yards rushing per game the past three weeks. Bell is day-to-day. If he can't play, Reggie Bush will handle the majority of the work against the Bills. Bell has been a big-time disappointment. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:47 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (87th)
  • Eric Decker (hamstring) limited Wednesday
    Eric Decker (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Decker made it through Sunday's loss without any setbacks, playing on 55-of-68 snaps. The Jets are limiting him early in the week, but his status isn't in danger for Week 5. Decker will be a WR2 against the Chargers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:44 am
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (106th)
  • Odell Beckham practices on Wednesday
    Odell Beckham (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Beckham is on track to make his debut this week against the Falcons. The Giants want to see "some hard practices back to back" before clearing him to return. He's unlikely to be part of the gameplan in his first game back, but could be active as the No. 4 receiver. Beckham will start in three-wide sets when he gets acclimated in OC Ben McAdoo's scheme. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:54 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    3 (1906th)
  • Ben Tate (knee) limited on Wednesday
    Ben Tate (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: It's part of the plan of easing Tate back into practice. Coach Mike Pettine said he expects Tate to progress to "full" participation by the end of the week. ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi believes Tate will "for sure" lead the Browns in carries this week against the Titans. He'll be a quality RB2 option. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:56 am
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    9 (78th)
  • Cecil Shorts (hamstring) week-to-week
    Cecil Shorts (hamstring) says he's week-to-week.

    Advice: He won't play this week against the Steelers. With Marqise Lee (hamstring) also out, Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns will play every snap at receiver in a favorable matchup. Shorts has become far too injury-prone to hold in fantasy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:33 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (2094th)
  • Coach confirms Bostick isn't practicing well
    Packers TEs coach Jerry Fontenot confirmed Brandon Bostick doesn't have a full grasp of the offense, which is why he isn't playing on Sundays.

    Advice: "I need to feel more comfortable with the things we're doing in practice," Fontenot said. "I need to see that he's making split-second decisions, the right decisions. We're still getting there." Fontenot said if Bostick could run all of his snaps out of the slot as a pass-catcher, then he'd be playing. But the offense calls for tight ends to do more, like block, play in-line, line up at fullback and out wide. Bostick doesn't have it down. He remains a Dynasty hold, but nothing else. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:33 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (2546th)
  • Teddy Bridgewater doesn't practice Tuesday
    Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) was held out of Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: The "hope" is that Bridgewater will be ready for Wednesday's walk-through, but Bridgewater himself has made it clear that he's no sure thing for Thursday's game against the Packers. The short week couldn't be coming at a worse time for the Vikes, who could be forced to turn to Christian Ponder in an important divisional tilt. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:39 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (2480th)
  • Cameron: Shoulder will be season-long issue
    Jordan Cameron admits the sprained AC joint in his shoulder is going to be an issue for the rest of the season, but says he "(feels) healthy."

    Advice: Cameron "(feels) good" coming off the Browns' bye week. The issue will be at risk of aggravation for the entire season, but Cameron will be a TE1 whenever he takes the field. Cleveland is traveling to Tennessee for Week 5. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:31 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    6 (93rd)
  • Teddy's status for Thursday remains unclear
    Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) remains questionable for Thursday's game against the Packers.

    Advice: Bridegwater "may" get some reps in Tuesday's practice. He says he's doing much better than he was Sunday, but is likely headed for a game-time call. If Bridgewater can't go, Christian Ponder would start and the Packers D/ST would be in play as a strong streamer. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:33 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (2480th)
  • Niles Paul still in concussion protocol
    Redskins TE Niles Paul (concussion) is not practicing Tuesday.

    Advice: Paul remains in the concussion protocol and should be considered very questionable for Week 5. He has no memory of the hit that knocked him out. Jordan Reed's (hamstring) status is also up in the air. Logan Paulsen is currently Washington's only healthy tight end. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:18 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    7 (81st)
  • Ben Tate practicing, will start if cleared
    Ben Tate (knee) is practicing Tuesday and coach Mike Pettine said Tate will start if he's ready for Week 5.

    Advice: It's Tate's first practice since suffering a right knee sprain in Week 1. He was reportedly moving well, putting him on track to return as the lead back for Sunday's tasty matchup with the Titans. Previous speculation had Tate handling about 60 percent of the running back carries, with impressive riser Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West getting the rest. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:04 am
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    9 (78th)
  • Carson Palmer's nerve not progressing quickly
    Carson Palmer said the nerve in his shoulder hasn't progressed as much as he had hoped.

    Advice: Palmer still thinks he can prove to coaches he's capable of starting Sunday's game at Denver. But nerve issues in throwing shoulders sap arm strength, a major concern for a player who needs the deep ball to be effective. Given how well Drew Stanton performed in the Week 3 upset of the 49ers, it's possible the Cardinals will err on the side of caution with Palmer. Consider him questionable for now. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:52 am
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (2451st)
  • Eric Decker ahead of where he was last week
    Coach Rex Ryan said Eric Decker (hamstring) feels better now than he did at this time last week.

    Advice: Decker was expected to be limited in Sunday's loss to the Lions, but ended up playing on 77.9 percent of the snaps and emerged with a 4-48-1 line on 10 targets. Most importantly, he made it through without setbacks and should be closer to 100 percent for the Week 5 game at San Diego. Despite the tough matchup, Decker's red-zone ability makes him a weekly WR2 candidate. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:29 am
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (106th)
  • Gronkowski scores again in MNF loss to KC
    Rob Gronkowski caught two passes for 31 yards and one touchdown in the Patriots' Week 4 loss to the Chiefs on Monday night.

    Advice: Gronkowski was targeted just three times, and was sitting on one catch for 18 yards for much of the night before reeling in a 13-yard touchdown from Jimmy Garoppolo late in the fourth quarter of this 41-14 blowout. While it was a bad night all around for the Patriots, it was at least encouraging to see Gronkowski playing a large chunk of the snaps. His usage rate continues to rise as he works his way back from knee surgery. But it remains clear that Gronk isn't 100 percent or back to his normal self. He's staying afloat fantasy-wise by scoring touchdowns. After four games, Gronk is on pace for a 52-588-12 receiving line. Look for him to easily top those catch and yards totals by season's end. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:27 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (62nd)
  • Bridgewater (ankle) not practicing Monday
    Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) did not practice Monday.

    Advice: Not surprising. Bridgewater just sprained his ankle yesterday, so the Vikings are going to give him some time. Coach Mike Zimmer remains hopeful and optimistic Bridgewater will play Thursday against the Packers at Lambeau. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:05 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (2480th)
  • David Nelson may have serious ankle injury
    Jets coach Rex Ryan hinted Monday that WR David Nelson's ankle injury could be "significant."

    Advice: The Jets' Monday signing of Chris Owusu would seem to support that belief. Nelson has managed six receptions for 45 yards through four games, fumbling twice. His loss would not be a major blow to New York's sputtering offense. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:35 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (2014th)
  • Odell Beckham no sure thing to play Week 5
    The NY Daily News believes it "remains to be seen" whether Odell Beckham (hamstring) will play in Week 5 against Atlanta.

    Advice: Beckham has resumed practicing with the Giants' wide receivers, but the team may not want to risk another setback by pushing him too hard. He certainly won't be a full-time player in his first game back. Look for Rueben Randle, Victor Cruz, and Preston Parker to remain the Giants' three-receiver set against the Falcons. Beckham could be mixed in as the No. 4 on limited snaps. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:45 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    3 (1906th)
  • Cecil Shorts expected to miss Week 5
    Cecil Shorts (hamstring) is expected to miss Week 5.

    Advice: This is getting ridiculous. At some point, the Jaguars are going to have to consider either a multi-week absence or injured reserve as they try to sort out their young and muddled receiver corps for rookie QB Blake Bortles. Shorts isn't a must-hold in 12-team re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:06 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (2094th)
  • Arians: Wednesday is big for Carson Palmer
    Speaking Monday, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians confirmed Wednesday is a big day for Carson Palmer's (shoulder) Week 5 status.

    Advice: Arians also admitted he would have "liked to see Palmer make more progress to this point." Palmer has said he'll "definitely" suit up against the Giants, but Arians' tone is an indication that a third week of Drew Stanton is a distinct possibility. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:48 am
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (2451st)
  • Bridgewater 'fine,' expected to play Thursday
    Teddy Bridgewater's (ankle) MRI came back "fine," and he's expected to start Thursday's game against the Packers.

    Advice: According to coach Mike Zimmer, Bridgewater was "doing a lot better" Monday morning. It's obviously encouraging news, but Bridgewater's status can't be taken for granted with the Vikings on a short week. His uncertain health coupled with the short turnaround makes Bridgewater a risky streaming option for Week 5, even though Thursday could be a high-scoring game. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:17 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (2480th)
  • Carson Palmer doesn't throw on Monday
    Carson Palmer (shoulder) didn't throw in Monday's practice.

    Advice: Other reports said Palmer did "some" throwing in Monday's informal session coming off Arizona's bye, but either way, he clearly wasn't dialing it up. Wednesday is considered the critical day for Palmer's Week 5 status. Speaking late last week, Palmer said he'd "definitely" be back against the Broncos, but that should be considered far from a given. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:12 am
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (2451st)
  • Odell Beckham practicing Monday
    Odell Beckham (hamstring) is practicing on a limited basis Monday, as expected.

    Advice: Beckham, who says he's as close to 100 percent as he's going to get, has a real shot to finally make his NFL debut when the Giants host the Falcons Sunday. He'll likely be eased in initially, but is worth a stash in deeper 12-team formats. The Giants want to run three-wide sets as their base offense. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:29 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    3 (1906th)
  • James Starks gets zero carries in win
    James Starks received zero carries and played one snap in Sunday's Week 4 win over the Bears.

    Advice: At least for now, the Packers remain fully committed to Eddie Lacy even though he's averaging 3.03 YPC. Starks, who is averaging 5.46 YPC over the last two seasons, is still a must-handcuff. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:35 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    3 (2382nd)
  • Eric Decker wasn't limited after all
    Eric Decker (hamstring) played on 53-of-68 snaps in Sunday's loss to the Lions.

    Advice: Multiple reports prior to the game said Decker would be a situational player. But his hamstring didn't appear to give him any real problems, allowing a 4-48-1 line on 10 targets. Decker should be more efficient against the Chargers in Week 5. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:34 am
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (106th)
  • Ace Sanders is off suspension
    Jaguars WR Ace Sanders' four-game suspension is over.

    Advice: Sanders needs to be ready to hit the ground running as both Marqise Lee and Cecil Shorts are sidelined by hamstring injuries. The 5'7/178 jitterbug projects as a complement to starters Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:16 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    2 (2530th)
  • Shorts' latest hammy pull is an aggravation
    Cecil Shorts latest hamstring pull is an aggravation of the one that caused him to miss the first two games of the regular season.

    Advice: Shorts pulled his troublesome left hamstring against the Chargers and is headed for an MRI Monday. Expect an extended absence, leaving Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson as the Jags' primary wideouts. Note that Shorts also battled a calf injury and a right hamstring pull since June, giving him Miles Austin status when it comes to soft-tissue injuries. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:03 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (2094th)
  • Roddy White scores 24-yard TD in Week 4
    Roddy White caught four passes for 73 yards and one touchdown in the Falcons' Week 4 loss to Minnesota.

    Advice: White was targeted a team-high 12 times on the afternoon, but Xavier Rhodes and company did a good job in coverage. He broke free for a wide-open 24-yard touchdown in the first quarter on a miscommunication by the Vikings. White's hamstring appeared to be a non-issue. White is a premier WR2 option. The Falcons are going to chuck it all season. They travel to the Giants in Week 5. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:33 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    10 (52nd)
  • Jeremy Maclin comes alive late in loss
    Jeremy Maclin caught five passes for 68 yards in Sunday's Week 4 loss at San Francisco.

    Advice: Maclin racked up another massive 16 targets, giving him an absurd 47 on the season. But Nick Foles was hurried constantly and wild with his throws, leading to Maclin's relatively quiet day. Still, with this kind of usage in Chip Kelly's scheme we're looking at a weekly WR1. Maclin is on pace for 84 catches, 1,456 yards and 12 touchdowns heading into a nice Week 5 home matchup with the Rams. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:32 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    9 (60th)
  • Julio Jones held in check by Vikings in loss
    Julio Jones caught six passes for 82 yards in the Falcons' Week 4 loss to the Vikings.

    Advice: Jones was targeted eight times on the night, as all three of Captain Munnerlyn, Xavier Rhodes, and Josh Robinson had solid games for the Vikings. Through four games, Jones is on pace for an insane 116-1,788-12 line. As long as he can stay healthy, it's easily attainable. Jones is obviously a top-three receiver option. Atlanta travels to face the Giants next Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:25 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    16 (17th)
  • Nick Foles turns in brutal performance
    Nick Foles completed 21-of-43 passes for 195 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 4 loss at San Francisco.

    Advice: This was the worst game of Foles' career. Saddled by a brutally ineffective offensive line and zero running game, he constantly took big hits and was indecisive in the pocket. The good news is he has a home game against the Rams in Week 5 to get back on track. Through four games, Foles is on pace for 4.692 yards, 24 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. He's a strong QB1 the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:23 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    19 (20th)
  • Antonio Gates goes 3-30 against Jaguars
    Antonio Gates managed 30 yards on three receptions in the Chargers' Week 4 win over the Jaguars, seeing five targets.

    Advice: Despite Ladarius Green's (hamstring) absence -- he was "active" but we're pretty sure he didn't play -- Gates had a quiet game while the Chargers attacked the Jaguars' defense with their wide receivers. Through four weeks, Gates is on pace for 68 catches, 816 yards, and an unsustainable 12 TDs. (Gates scored all three in one game.) He'll still be squarely in the TE1 discussion in Week 5 against the Jets, who gave up a touchdown to raw rookie Eric Ebron on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:05 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    7 (73rd)
  • Teddy Bridgewater sprains ankle late in 4Q
    Teddy Bridgewater was carted off the field in the fourth quarter of Minnesota's Week 4 game against the Falcons with a left ankle injury.

    Advice: Enter Christian Ponder. Making his first NFL start, Bridgewater took advantage of a terrible Atlanta defense, completing 19-of-30 passes for 317 yards and adding another 27 yards and one touchdown on the ground. He led the Vikings to 520 yards of total offense through three-plus quarters of play, displaying precise accuracy in the intermediate parts of the field. Bridgewater got rid of the ball quickly, and led the Vikings to four touchdown drives and 35 points. He certainly looked the part, but we want to see him against a real defense. Bridgewater was taken for X-rays, but they came back negative. He's likely just dealing with a sprain. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:23 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (2480th)
  • Cecil Shorts leaves with injured hamstring
    Cecil Shorts exited Sunday's Week 4 game with a left hamstring injury and is done for the day.

    Advice: Shorts has been battling hamstring problems for as long as we can remember. He had two catches for 25 yards on four targets before departing. One of Shorts' targets resulted in an interception for rookie QB Blake Bortles. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:09 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (2094th)
  • Sammy Watkins finds end-zone in Week 4
    Sammy Watkins had four catches for 30 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Texans.

    Advice: Watkins finished with nine targets, but had three drops. His touchdown came on a five-yard slant and was his only highlight from the game. Through four weeks, Watkins is on pace for a 68/788/8 line. Watkins remains limited by the Bills offense, but will be a WR3 in Week 5 against the Lions. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:51 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (102nd)
  • Eric Decker posts 4-48-1 line against Lions
    Eric Decker caught four passes for 48 yards and a score against the Lions Week 4.

    Advice: Despite reports before the game he would be limited, Decker led the Jets in targets, and did not appear to be hampered by his balky hamstring. He is likely to be limited again in practice this week, but should be good to go against the Chargers Week 5. Decker is on pace for 56 catches for 816 yards and eight scores his first season in New York. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:09 pm
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (106th)
  • Joique Bell suffers concussion against Jets
    Joique Bell suffered a concussion in the Lions' Week 4 game against the Jets.

    Advice: Bell left the game in the third quarter, and did not return. Bell will now have to pass through the league's concussion protocol. Bell had 32 yards on eight carries before exiting the game. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:43 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (87th)
  • Darrin Reaves goes 12-26 against Ravens
    Panthers RB Darrin Reaves managed 26 yards on 12 carries and caught 3-of-5 targets for 11 yards in Carolina's Week 4 loss to Baltimore.

    Advice: An undrafted rookie out of UAB, Reaves took over as Carolina's primary back after DeAngelo Williams' second-quarter ankle injury. Williams never returned, joining Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert on the shelf in a depleted Panthers backfield. Although he ran tentatively in his first extended game experience, Reaves is worth a look in 12- and 14-team leagues based strictly on opportunity. He ran a 4.54 forty with an explosive 10-foot-3 broad jump at 5-foot-7, 209 at Alabama-Birmingham's March Pro Day. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:37 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    5 (192nd)
  • Torrey Smith scores first touchdown of season
    Torrey Smith secured 2-of-3 targets for 53 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens' Week 4 win over the Panthers.

    Advice: Finally a somewhat promising showing out of Smith, who also drew two long pass interference calls. He continues to run low-percentage routes in OC Gary Kubiak's offense, however, which is going to make Torrey hit or miss as a WR3 option. Steve Smith is very clearly Baltimore's featured wideout. Torrey will continue to be a boom-or-bust dice roll in Week 5 at Indianapolis. While Steve Sr. is on pace for 100 receptions, Smith is on pace for just 32 catches, 552 yards, and four touchdowns through four games. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:57 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    7 (130th)
  • Theo Riddick leaves with a hamstring injury
    Lions RB Theo Riddick was forced from the team's Week 4 game against the Jets.

    Advice: Riddick aggravated the hamstring injury he had been dealing with this week in practice. He is out for the rest of the game. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:30 pm
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (2321st)
  • Joique Bell being evaluated for a concussion
    RB Joique Bell was forced from the Lions' Week 4 game against the Jets with a head injury.

    Advice: Bell was evaluated for a concussion, and never returned. He finished the game with 32 yards on eight carries and two catches for seven yards. He is on pace for 192 carries for 608 yards and 36 catches for 292 yards through four games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:28 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (87th)
  • David Nelson leaves with ankle injury
    David Nelson was forced from the Jets' Week 4 game against the Lions with an ankle injury.

    Advice: Nelson stayed on the ground for several minutes after twisting his ankle. He was able to limp off the field. Nelson is out for the rest of the game. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:05 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (2014th)
  • Eric Decker officially active against Lions
    Eric Decker (hamstring) is officially active Week 4 against the Lions.

    Advice: Decker will play, but he will reportedly be a "situational player" against the Lions. Even in a bye week, Decker is not a recommended play. Jeremy Kerley should see double-digit targets for the second week in a row. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:54 am
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (106th)
  • Decker to be situational player against Lions
    ESPN New York's Rich Cimini expects Eric Decker (hamstring) to be a "situational player" against the Lions.

    Advice: Decker is fully expected to be active for Week 4 after managing to play just 12 snaps last Monday night. Cimini says to look for Decker on third downs and in three-wide packages on Sunday. He's too much of a risk. If owners have any other reasonable receiver options, we'd advise playing them over Decker. Decker's floor is zero fantasy points, as he could be used as more of a decoy. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:25 am
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (106th)
  • Eagles looking to lock up Jeremy Maclin
    The Philadelphia Inquirer expects the Eagles to sign Jeremy Maclin to a contract extension at some point during the season.

    Advice: Maclin signed a one-year, $5.5 million deal back in February. The Eagles don't typically sign players to in-season extensions, but the sides reportedly have mutual interest in getting a long-term deal done. Maclin currently leads the team with 16 catches, 296 yards, and three touchdowns over the first three games. He's shown no ill-effects from last year's ACL tear. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:38 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    9 (60th)
  • Rob Gronkowski (knee) officially probable
    Rob Gronkowski (knee) is probable for Week 4.

    Advice: Gronkowski is on track for his biggest workload of the season on Monday night against the Chiefs. He's Rotoworld's No. 2 tight end this week. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:17 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (62nd)
  • David Nelson (illness) listed probable
    David Nelson (illness) is probable for Week 4.

    Advice: Nelson returned to practice Friday after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday. He had an expanded role last week in place of Eric Decker, but remains off the fantasy radar. Nelson has nine targets through three games. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:03 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (2014th)
  • Antonio Gates (hamstring) probable for Week 4
    Antonio Gates (hamstring) is probable for Week 4.

    Advice: With Ladarius Green (questionable, hamstring) not expected to play this week, Gates is a high-end TE1 against Jacksonville. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:34 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    7 (73rd)
  • Bostick's practice habits holding him back?
    ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky said it sounds like TE Brandon Bostick's "practice habits have not warranted playing time."

    Advice: Bostick missed Week 1 with a leg injury, and has been limited almost exclusively to special teams in the Packers' other two games. Bostick is the most athletic option in Green Bay's tight end corps, but will have to improve his consistency to earn meaningful snaps. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:43 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (2546th)
  • Jets admit Decker will 'probably' be limited
    Coach Rex Ryan admitted that Eric Decker (hamstring) will "probably be limited a little bit" in Sunday's game against the Lions.

    Advice: Decker practiced on Friday for the first time since pulling his hammy in Week 2. The concern is that a Jets team desperate for pass-game playmakers is putting him out there at far less than 100 percent and just praying. Decker was active last week, but pulled himself out after 12 snaps. He's shaping up as a very risky fantasy play Sunday because his floor is zero points. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:49 pm
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (106th)
  • Sammy Watkins (ribs) probable for Week 4
    Sammy Watkins (ribs) is probable for Week 4.

    Advice: Watkins still isn't over his rib issue. It's a matter of pain tolerance at this point, and won't impact his snap count. Watkins is a boom-or-bust WR3 against the Texans. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:47 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (102nd)
  • Gronkowski (knee) limited again on Friday
    Rob Gronkowski (knee) remained limited in Friday's practice.

    Advice: Gronkowski should see his biggest workload of the season on Monday night after playing on 57.5 percent of snaps in Week 3. Rotoworld ranks Gronk as the No. 2 overall tight end against the Chiefs. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:48 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (62nd)
  • Theo Riddick late addition to injury report
    Theo Riddick (hamstring) is listed as probable for Week 4.

    Advice: Riddick was added to the injury report Friday after practicing on a limited basis. The fact that he's listed as probable means he should play against the Jets. Riddick is unlikely to see touches behind Joique Bell and Reggie Bush. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:41 pm
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (2321st)
  • Joique Bell listed as probable
    Joique Bell (knee) is listed as probable for Week 4 against the Jets.

    Advice: He practiced fully on Thursday and Friday and will be all systems go. The matchup is brutal but Bell remains the goal-line back in a productive Lions offense. He's likely to get at least one scoring opportunity against the Jets. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:04 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (87th)
  • Jets confident Decker (hamstring) will play
    Jets coach Rex Ryan expressed confidence Friday that Eric Decker (hamstring, questionable) will play Sunday versus Detroit.

    Advice: Rex "feels like (Decker) will play" against the Lions. It's fair to wonder if the Jets are pushing Decker too hard, as his hamstring injury has lingered since August. He tried to play last Monday night against the Bears, but only lasted a dozen snaps. The Jets are now playing the Lions on a short week. Decker simply can't be trusted in fantasy leagues until he shows he's healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:29 am
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (106th)
  • Roddy (hammy) officially probable for Week 4
    Roddy White (hamstring) is listed as probable for Week 4 against the Vikings.

    Advice: Coach Mike Smith already stated early Friday morning that White will "absolutely" start against Minnesota. He seems to be just about over the hamstring injury that forced him to miss Week 3. Fire White up as a WR2, even though the Vikings have been playing pretty solid pass defense under coach Mike Zimmer. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:27 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    10 (52nd)
  • Eric Decker 'planning' on playing vs. Lions
    Eric Decker (hamstring) said he's "planning" on playing Week 4 against the Lions.

    Advice: "I'm planning on getting out there," Decker said. "I can't promise anything. Obviously, I'm leaning on the positive side that I'm definitely going to be out there." Decker has yet to practice this week and played just 12 snaps in Monday night's loss to the Bears. We're likely looking at another game-time decision. Decker can't be trusted as anything more than a shaky WR3/4 play. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:21 am
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (106th)
  • Roddy White will 'absolutely' play vs. Vikes
    Coach Mike Smith said on Friday that Roddy White (hamstring) will "absolutely" start Week 4 at the Vikings.

    Advice: White has gotten in two limited practice sessions to start the week, putting him on track to return after missing the Falcons' Week 3 rout of the Bucs. The Vikings play outdoors now, which doesn't make the matchup as comfy for Atlanta. But White is still a back-end boom-or-bust WR2 option as our No. 19 receiver. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 5:44 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    10 (52nd)
  • Niles Paul officially diagnosed w/ concussion
    Redskins TE Niles Paul has been officially diagnosed with a concussion.

    Advice: It was clear as day to anyone watching the game. Paul got knocked out cold on the field, and was dazed as he was helped to the locker room. He might not be staring at a quick recovery, though he does have 10 days to get cleared for Week 5. If neither Paul nor Jordan Reed (hamstring) can go against the Seahawks, Logan Paulsen will get the call. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:48 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    7 (81st)
  • Niles Paul leaves game after crushing hit
    Niles Paul was forced from Washington's Week 4 game against the Giants with a head injury, and will not return.

    Advice: Led into triple coverage by Kirk Cousins, Paul lowered his head as he made a second-quarter catch, and was helmet-to-helmeted by two Giants defenders (whose intent did not appear to be dirty). Paul appeared to be knocked out cold, going limp upon hitting the ground. He was soon assisted to the locker room, appearing completely dazed. Paul's evening ends with three catches for 60 yards. Paul is almost certainly concussed. With Jordan Reed (hamstring) out, Logan Paulsen is now the Redskins' No. 1 tight end. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:47 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    7 (81st)
  • Raiders unsure if Rod Streater will return
    Raiders coach Dennis Allen isn't sure if Rod Streater (foot surgery) will return this season.

    Advice: It was reported Wednesday that Streater's "minor" surgery would only sideline him 4-5 weeks, but it's clear it could be longer. Streater could become a candidate for injured reserve in the near future. He can be safely dropped in re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:12 pm
    Out
    Bye
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (1967th)
  • Rob Gronkowski (knee) limited on Thursday
    Rob Gronkowski (knee) was "limited" in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: As he's been every week this season. Speaking Wednesday, Gronk said he "doesn't feel limited at all," and is ready for a bigger role on offense. Gronk played a season-high 57.5 percent of the Pats' snaps in Week 3, and should see that number go up on Monday Night Football against the Chiefs. He's Rotoworld's No. 2 tight end for Week 4. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:51 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (62nd)
  • Joique Bell upgraded to 'full' Thursday
    Joique Bell (knee) was upgraded to "full" on Thursday.

    Advice: Bell will be ready for Sunday's game against the Jets, but could have trouble shaking his slow start against an elite run defense. Even with six teams on bye this week, Bell is on the RB2 borderline. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:28 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (87th)
  • Sammy Watkins practicing in full for Week 4
    Sammy Watkins remains on the Bills' injury report with a ribs issue, but is practicing in full for Week 4.

    Advice: Watkins can't quite shake his ribs ailment, but it hasn't appeared to be an issue in games. E.J. Manuel's shaky play remains Watkins' biggest concern. He's a boom-or-bust WR3. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:57 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (102nd)
  • Update: Eric Decker doesn't practice Thursday
    Updating an earlier item, Eric Decker (hamstring) remained out of Jets practice Thursday.

    Advice: Decker participated in positional drills, but was apparently held out of team exercises. Speaking afterward, coach Rex Ryan said he was "hopeful" Decker will suit up against the Lions. At best a game-time decision, Decker is a shaky WR3 after pulling himself out of Monday night's loss to the Bears. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:43 am
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (106th)
  • Roddy White practicing again on Thursday
    Roddy White (hamstring) got in his second straight practice on Thursday.

    Advice: He remained "limited." Either way, White is fully on track to return against the Vikings after sitting out on a short week in Week 3. Struggling to stay healthy the past two seasons, White is shaping up as a boom-or-bust WR2. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:39 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    10 (52nd)
  • WR Nelson (illness) misses another practice
    David Nelson (illness) remained out of Jets practice Thursday.

    Advice: The odds are high that Nelson returns on Friday and earns a "probable" tag for Week 4, but the WR5's status will have to be double-checked if you're using him in a bye-week crunch. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:24 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (2014th)
  • Ben Tate expected to be Browns lead back
    ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi guesses that Ben Tate will handle roughly 15 carries per game when he returns from his knee injury, with rookies Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West sharing the other 10.

    Advice: Grossi has been campaigning for Crowell to get more work, but even he admits Tate is likely to return as Cleveland's lead back. The real value in Crowell is derived from Tate's injury history, which was reemphasized when Tate left Week 1 after six carries and missed Weeks 2 and 3. Crowell has major upside and needs to be stashed everywhere, but Tate should return as a quality RB2. The Browns' next four games are against the Titans, Steelers, Jaguars, and Raiders. Not one of those four teams is defending the run well. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:20 am
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    9 (78th)
  • Roddy White says he's ready to play Sunday
    Roddy White (hamstring) said he feels ready to play in Sunday's game against the Vikings.

    Advice: White's hamstring strain was never considered serious, but he sat out last Thursday as the Falcons were on a very short week. He's practicing this week, a sign that he'll be good to go. Remember that last year, Roddy warned fantasy owners not to start him if he doesn't practice. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:36 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    10 (52nd)
  • Brandon Bostick not moving up
    Brandon Bostick had two special teams penalties in the Week 3 loss at Detroit.

    Advice: Richard Rodgers was benched in Week 3 for his disastrous blocking, yet Bostick still didn't play a single snap on offense. Coach Mike McCarthy did not make it sound like that will change, saying his players need to worry about their current roles first. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:22 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (2546th)
  • Carson says he'll 'definitely' be back Week 5
    Carson Palmer said he will "definitely" be back following the Cardinals' Week 4 bye.

    Advice: It sounds like Palmer is making serious progress with the damaged nerve in his shoulder. He's been tossing the ball a little and anticipates getting some real throws in during the bye week. However, quarterbacks that battle nerve issues in their throwing shoulder often return with sapped arm strength. It's a scary situation for the Cardinals and fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 5:43 am
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (2451st)
  • Rob Gronkowski says he's ready for more work
    Rob Gronkowski (knee) said he doesn't "feel limited at all" and is ready for more responsibility.

    Advice: Gronkowski played a season-high 57.5 percent of the snaps in Week 3, but hasn't topped four catches or 44 yards yet this season. The good news is that his rebuilt knee feels good and he's sustained no other complications. "It's just progressing every week but it's getting to the point where we can start rolling more and more," he said. With the Patriots offense scuffling, it about time to unleash the Gronk. Owners should be holding on tight. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 5:08 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (62nd)
  • Browns plan to re-install Ben Tate as starter
    Browns RBs coach Wilbert Montgomery expects Ben Tate (knee) to regain his starting job when healthy.

    Advice: Tate is tentatively due back after Cleveland's Week 4 bye and should be owned in all fantasy leagues. The Akron Beacon Journal does agree with ESPN Cleveland that UDFA Isaiah Crowell has earned a bigger role, but Montgomery is planning on Tate returning as the lead back. "That's what we brought Tate here for, to be the starter," Montgomery said. "He's the No. 1 running back in this offense. Right now, you can say we miss him. We miss his experience. We miss his leadership with the group. Speaking from that standpoint, we'll be open arms and welcome to have Ben back into the fold." Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:26 pm
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    9 (78th)
  • Antonio Gates (hamstring) practicing in full
    Antonio Gates (hamstring) is practicing in full for Week 4.

    Advice: Gates was held out on Wednesday the last two weeks, but his hamstring injury is no longer an issue. He's a low-end TE1 against a Jacksonville defense that struggles to cover tight ends. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:19 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    7 (73rd)
  • Joique Bell (knee) limited on Wednesday
    Joique Bell (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Bell battled the knee "injury" last week before being listed as probable and getting 15 carries in the win over the Packers. Unfortunately, Bell has been pretty underwhelming through three games. He's averaging 3.0 YPC on 40 totes and has fumbled twice, losing one. Bell's a FLEX option this week against the Jets. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:22 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (87th)
  • Roddy White (hamstring) limited on Wednesday
    Roddy White (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: White is expected to return this week after missing last Thursday night's game. He likely would have played had the Falcons not been on a short week. White will be a WR2 in a matchup against Minnesota. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:48 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    10 (52nd)
  • Odell Beckham ruled out for Week 4
    Odell Beckham (hamstring) has been ruled out for Thursday night's game against the Redskins.

    Advice: As expected. Beckham returned to the practice field this week. He's aiming to make his NFL debut next week against the Falcons. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:23 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    3 (1906th)
  • Report: Rod Streater (foot) to miss 4-5 weeks
    According to ESPN Raiders reporter Bill Williamson, Rod Streater (foot) needs "minor" surgery and will miss 4-5 weeks.

    Advice: It suggests Streater has avoided the dreaded Lisfranc injury, so that's a glimmer of good news. On the other side of the coin, foot injuries have proven troublesome time and again for receivers. Streater caught 9-of-13 targets for 84 yards and one touchdown in 2.5 games before getting hurt. James Jones, Denarius Moore, and Andre Holmes will make up Oakland's three-wide set. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:08 am
    Out
    Bye
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (1967th)
  • Palmer says shoulder is close to 100 percent
    Carson Palmer says his shoulder is feeling "much, much better" and is close to being back to 100 percent.

    Advice: Palmer has been dealing with a nerve situation in his neck that has forced him to miss the past two starts. He's undergone "tons of treatment" and even tossed the ball off to the side at Tuesday's practice. The Cardinals are on their bye week, but it's looking promising for Palmer to start Week 5 against the Broncos. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:34 am
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (2451st)
  • Carson Palmer 'tossed' ball on Tuesday
    Carson Palmer (shoulder) "tossed" the ball off to the side at Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Palmer will throw again on Wednesday, and coach Bruce Arians hopes he'll be back for next Wednesday's practice. The Cardinals are on their bye week. They take on the Broncos in Week 5. Palmer is battling a nerve that won't "wake up." Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:41 pm
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (2451st)
  • Odell Beckham officially 'limited' on Tuesday
    Odell Beckham (hamstring) was officially "limited" in Tuesday's return to practice.

    Advice: Per coach Tom Coughlin, Beckham participated in individual drills, and "made it through without a setback." He won't be active for Thursday's trip to Washington, but should finally be ready to make his NFL debut in Week 5 against the Falcons. That is, of course, provided he avoids setbacks. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:04 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    3 (1906th)
  • Beckham on field for first time in a month
    Odell Beckham (hamstring) participated in on-field practice Tuesday for the first time since Aug. 18.

    Advice: Beckham was just participating in individual drills, but it's finally a step in right direction. He's had multiple setbacks since pulling his hamstring way back in June. The No. 12 overall pick won't play Thursday, but could make his NFL debut in Week 5 and needs to be on deep-league radars. The Giants want to use a three-wide set as their base. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:44 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    3 (1906th)
  • Odell Beckham won't practice this week
    Odell Beckham (hamstring) will not practice in full this week.

    Advice: The rookie was participating in individual drills Tuesday for the first time since Aug. 21. In a best-case scenario, Beckham will get back in full practice next week and have a limited role in Week 5. He'll eventually get on the deep-league radar thanks to all the three-wide sets the Giants run. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:34 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    3 (1906th)
  • David Nelson catches three passes in loss
    David Nelson caught three passes for 15 yards in the Jets' Week 3 loss to the Bears.

    Advice: Nelson was targeted seven times, but had a rough night with two fumbles, though they were both recovered by the Jets. He belongs on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:32 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (2014th)
  • Odell Beckham not practicing Monday
    Odell Beckham (hamstring) did not practice Monday.

    Advice: The Giants conducted a walkthrough for Thursday night's game against the Redskins. We're not expecting Beckham to make his debut until at least Week 5. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:18 pm
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    3 (1906th)
  • Browns noncommittal on Ben Tate as starter
    Coach Mike Pettine was noncommittal Monday when asked if Ben Tate (knee) would return as a starter following the Browns' Week 4 bye.

    Advice: Pettine said the Browns are "eager" to get back Tate, but the performance of rookies Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell has "made it tougher" to lean on Tate in the manner the team initially planned. They wanted to use Tate as an every-down back. Tate remains likely to retake the Browns' lead back role when healthy and should be owned in all leagues. West and Crowell's fantasy stock will both be very much touch and go when Tate returns. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:54 pm
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    9 (78th)
  • Carson Palmer (shoulder) 'improving'
    Carson Palmer (shoulder) is "improving," and could throw "this week or next."

    Advice: That's all good and well, but Palmer's outlook remains rather vague. The Cardinals are on bye this week, giving Palmer seven extra days to heal up for Week 5's showdown with the Broncos. He should be considered week to week, and a tenuous hold in 12-team leagues as byes start creeping in. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:33 pm
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (2451st)
  • Report: Odell Beckham not back for Week 4
    NFL.com's Kimberly Jones reports Odell Beckham (hamstring) will not make his NFL debut in Week 4.

    Advice: CBS had reported that Beckham was "fully expected" to debut on Thursday Night Football against the Redskins. Instead, he'll rest up another 10 days for Week 5. Beckham remains off the radar in 12-14 team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:59 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    3 (1906th)
  • Roddy White doesn't practice Monday
    Roddy White (hamstring) was held out of Monday's practice.

    Advice: It was just an informal session for the Falcons coming off the Thursday night game, but it would have been nice to see White get some reps. White has said he expects to return for Week 4, but his Wednesday practice status will be telling. He needs to get in at least a limited session. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:44 am
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    10 (52nd)
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