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  • Tyler Eifert 'fully healed' for training camp
    Tyler Eifert (shoulder) is "fully healed."

    Advice: That was the expectation all along. For now, Eifert will have first-team reps all to himself as Jermaine Gresham nurses a back injury on the PUP list. Eifert has the talent to take a major sophomore leap, but the presence of Gresham and OC Hue Jackson's run-heavy system are conspiring to put a lid on his fantasy upside. He can't be trusted as a TE1.
    Yesterday, 9:01 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.17 (168th)
  • Report: 'Zero percent chance' Lynch reports
    Profootballtalk reports there's a "zero percent chance" Marshawn Lynch reports for the start of Seahawks camp without a new deal, and that the sides have been talking off and on for four months.

    Advice: Per reporter Mike Florio, the Seahawks have resisted over concerns that they'd set a bad precedent by tearing up a player's contract with two years left. They're right, of course, but we doubt that's their only concern. Now 28, Lynch has racked up a ton of mileage, and has the uber-talented Christine Michael behind him on the depth chart. None of that is to mention that Lynch is already quite fairly compensated for 2014-15.
    Yesterday, 8:51 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.47 (28th)
  • Pats RBs coach lavishes praise on James White
    Patriots RBs coach Ivan Fears praised fourth-rounder James White on Thursday.

    Advice: "I like his running style," Fears said. "He runs like a big guy for a little guy (5-foot-10, 195 pounds). He plays big. ... Right now, he's doing everything right. It's hard not to be in love with him." Fears' lavish praise comes one week after ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss predicted White would be on the field for more than 20 percent of the Patriots' offensive snaps this season. He's a name to keep an eye on behind fumbler Stevan Ridley, and injury-prone Shane Vereen.
    Yesterday, 7:18 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.11 (2074th)
  • Seahawks take flier on WR David Gilreath
    Seahawks signed WR David Gilreath to a one-year contract.

    Advice: The ex-Steeler was briefly on the Raiders earlier this offseason. The move doesn't move the needle. Gilreath isn't going to make the team.
    Yesterday, 6:40 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2370th)
  • Terrance West to handle 10 carries/game?
    ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi predicts rookie Terrance West will handle 10 carries per game this season.

    Advice: Grossi considers Ben Tate the favorite for Cleveland's lead back job, and we do, too. West is likely to be involved in a high-volume run game from the outset, however, and would take over as the Browns' primary runner in the event of a Tate injury, which based on Tate's history wouldn't be far-fetched. On ten carries a game, West could flirt with RB3/flex value even with Tate in the lineup.
    Yesterday, 5:57 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.01 (162nd)
  • Allen Robinson recovered from injury
    Jaguars second-round pick Allen Robinson has recovered from the hamstring injury that sidelined him this spring.

    Advice: Marqise Lee is also over his ankle injury. Both rookies have a ton of opportunity for early playing time with Ace Sanders facing a four-game suspension, and Justin Blackmon's career continuing to spiral downward. With Lee (Z) and Cecil Shorts (X) likely locked in as the starters, Robinson will battle Mike Brown for action in three-wideout sets. Robinson is probably the slight favorite.
    Yesterday, 5:53 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.60 (174th)
  • Cody Latimer working full-go at Broncos camp
    Second-round rookie WR Cody Latimer is a full participant at Broncos camp.

    Advice: A foot injury limited Latimer this spring, but the 56th pick in May's draft is shining early in camp. He beat first-round CB Bradley Roby for a long TD from Brock Osweiler in Thursday's practice and has "showed no issues" with the foot. In addition to his impressive size-speed combination, the Denver Post reports the Broncos considered Latimer "the best blocking receiver in the draft."
    Yesterday, 5:38 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.54 (272nd)
  • Chiefs TE Sean McGrath considering retirement
    Chiefs TE Sean McGrath is considering retirement.

    Advice: McGrath was absent from Chiefs practice Thursday after reporting to training camp on Wednesday. A third-year undrafted free agent, McGrath led the Chiefs' injury-ravaged tight end corps with 26 receptions last season. He's still only 26, but buried on the depth chart behind Anthony Fasano and Travis Kelce. Despite his roster odds, the only real reason for McGrath to retire would be that his heart isn't in it any more.
    Yesterday, 5:16 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.50 (2131st)
  • Marcus Lattimore battling multiple ailments
    49ers RB Marcus Lattimore is on the active/PUP list nursing ailments to both his hamstring and knees.

    Advice: Lattimore shredded both knees at South Carolina, and battled a hamstring injury during the spring. All signs point to Lattimore being a 2014 non-factor.
    Yesterday, 5:08 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.49 (2137th)
  • Report: 'Hawks have no plans to pay Lynch's Ian Rapoport reports the Seahawks "still don't plan on" paying holdout RB Marshawn Lynch.

    Advice: Lynch has griped all offseason, but his contract complaints have fallen on deaf ears. His $5.5 million salary is more than fair for a 28-year-old running back, while the Seahawks have Christine Michael and Robert Turbin waiting in the wings. Lynch has more to lose than gain by holding out, as he's extremely unlikely to get paid, while Michael could shine in his absence.
    Yesterday, 4:42 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.47 (28th)
  • Marshawn Lynch to hold out of training camp
    Marshawn Lynch will hold out of Seahawks training camp as he seeks a new contract.

    Advice: Bizarrely, the news was broken by former teammate Michael Robinson on NFL Network's Inside Training Camp Live. Lynch has been making noise about his contract all offseason, but it's still a surprise after he reported to June's mandatory minicamp. Perhaps emboldened by Jamaal Charles' successful "holdout," Lynch is going to find the Seahawks much less likely to cave than the Chiefs. He has his age and the presence of Christine Michael and Robert Turbin behind him to thank. Now 28, Lynch is due a reasonable $5 million this season, with another $500,000 available through per-game roster bonuses. At least for the moment, Lynch's mid-second round ADP is no longer looking like a potential bargain.
    Yesterday, 4:05 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.47 (28th)
  • Payton: WR Morgan a 'go' for training camp
    Saints WR Joe Morgan (ACL) is "a go" for training camp.

    Advice: The word comes straight from coach Sean Payton. Morgan went down last August. He'll compete for a role as a situational deep threat in the Saints' crowded receiver corps.
    Yesterday, 3:30 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.41 (2259th)
  • Dolphins stash Moreno, Pouncey on PUP list
    Dolphins placed RB Knowshon Moreno (knee scope) and C Mike Pouncey (hip surgery) on the active/PUP list.

    Advice: Speaking Thursday, coach Joe Philbin said Moreno was expected to go "full throttle" before "too long." He could be activated within the week. Pouncey is expected to miss all of camp, and could revert to the reserve/PUP list, which would cost him the first six games of the regular season.
    Yesterday, 2:50 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.08 (125th)
  • Charles has no guaranteed money beyond '14
    Jamaal Charles' new contract includes no guaranteed money beyond 2014.

    Advice: So that means Charles' "four-year, $28 million contract" is really a one-year, $8.3 million commitment. It's still a huge raise for a player who was set to earn only $3.9 million, but just the latest reminder that the vast majority of the league's players are on year-to-year deals. Charles can earn up to $6.45 million between salary and bonuses in 2015. It's highly unlikely he's cut next offseason.
    Yesterday, 1:26 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.13 (7th)
  • Philbin: No worries about Gibson's health
    Dolphins coach Joe Philbin has "no major (worries)" about Brandon Gibson's (patellar tendon) health, and believes he'll be able to go "full throttle" in the near future.

    Advice: Gibson is in the final stages of his recovery, but should still be considered week to week. Gibson needs to be healthy for the preseason, where he'll attempt to hold off second-rounder Jarvis Landry for slot duties. There's a strong chance Gibson ends up settling in at No. 4 on the depth chart.
    Yesterday, 12:08 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.79 (194th)
  • Philbin: Moreno should be cleared soon
    Dolphins coach Joe Philbin believes it won't be "too long" before Knowshon Moreno (knee scope) is cleared to go "full throttle."

    Advice: Moreno is a month removed from his scope, where he was given a 4-5 week timeline. Moreno can't afford setbacks as he does battle with Lamar Miller for No. 1 duties. Either out of shape or on the shelf for the majority of his Dolphins tenure, Moreno is shaping up as a thoroughly mediocre late-round fantasy option.
    Yesterday, 12:02 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.08 (125th)
  • Vikes TE Ford recovering from foot surgery
    Vikings TE Chase Ford is recovering from left-foot surgery, and will miss all of training camp.

    Advice: Ford had a stress fracture. It's bad news for a bubble player, though Ford will likely spend the first six weeks of the season on the reserve/PUP list, delaying his roster decision. A 2012 undrafted free agent, Ford has 11 career catches, five of which came last Week 17.
    Yesterday, 11:32 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.30 (2148th)
  • Mike Thomas favorite for No. 3 WR job
    Mike Thomas is considered the frontrunner for the Texans' No. 3 wideout job.

    Advice: It's not a position that's likely to carry fantasy relevance, but Thomas is penciled in as the Texans' slot receiver between "X" Andre Johnson, and "Z" DeAndre Hopkins. An annual disappointment, 27-year-old Thomas can also return punts.
    Yesterday, 11:28 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2406th)
  • Report: Pack's Nelson seeking $10M per year
    ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky reports walk-year WR Jordy Nelson is seeking "at least" $10 million per season in long-term talks.

    Advice: Nelson has no intention of handing out another discount. Nelson has been one of the league's most underpaid players since signing his four-year, $13.989 million deal in the fall of 2011. The $10 million demand shouldn't surprise the Packers, who have roughly $13 million in cap space. A deal could be worked out before Week 1.
    Yesterday, 11:17 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.27 (53rd)
  • Cassel officially atop Vikings' depth chart
    Speaking Thursday, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer confirmed Matt Cassel is the team's No. 1 quarterback heading into camp.

    Advice: That's been the expectation all along. No. 32 pick Teddy Bridgewater should give Cassel a run for his money, but the Vikes appear content to go into Week 1 with the veteran under center. However, we fully expect Bridgewater to make starts this season, likely early.
    Yesterday, 10:45 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.13 (2510th)
  • Ivory has 'little bit' of hamstring injury
    Chris Ivory sat out team drills Thursday with a "little bit" of a hamstring injury.

    Advice: We don't normally post minor training camp injuries, but it's notable whenever Ivory's troublesome hamstring flares up. It's just a reminder that even if Ivory runs circles around Chris Johnson in camp, he can't be trusted as anything more than an RB3/4 for fantasy purposes.
    Yesterday, 10:28 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.22 (165th)
  • Adrien Robinson listed as G-Men's No. 5 TE
    Adrien Robinson is listed as the No. 5 tight end on the Giants' initial training camp depth chart.

    Advice: Yikes. Blocker and special teamer Larry Donnell is listed at No. 1. That should tell you this isn't a serious exercise, but it's painfully obvious Robinson failed to impress this offseason. At this point, it wouldn't be the most shocking thing if he were left off the 53-man roster. The G-Men are going to go with a committee at tight end. Robinson is highly unlikely to come into any fantasy value.
    Yesterday, 10:07 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.89 (172nd)
  • Battle on: Browns take Terrance West off NFI
    Browns activated RB Terrance West from the active/non-football injury list.

    Advice: The rumor was that West failed his conditioning test, but he denied that. It doesn't matter now. He's on the active roster, working out with the team and will be ready to battle Ben Tate for the starting running back job when full-squad work begins Saturday. West's brief stint on active/NFI will have no impact on his progress.
    Yesterday, 9:57 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.01 (162nd)
  • Jonathan Stewart pulled hammy, out 1-2 weeks
    Jonathan Stewart pulled his hamstring prior to training camp and will miss the first 1-2 weeks.

    Advice: Coach Ron Rivera says the pull isn't as serious as some hamstring injuries, and added Stewart will remain on the active roster. Still, it's no way to start a season for a player that's missed so much practice time due to nagging injuries the past few years. DeAngelo Williams will soak up first-team reps as he surges to the front of this committee attack.
    Yesterday, 9:32 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.53 (187th)
  • Pagano says Colts want to have a 'bell cow'
    Coach Chuck Pagano said he'd like to have a "bell cow" at running back this season.

    Advice: In the same breath, Pagano said he isn't against employing a running back by committee. The message is clear. Ideally, Trent Richardson will find the form that made him the third overall pick in the 2012 draft, and become a 260-carry workhorse this season. But he'll be on a short leash, with Ahmad Bradshaw and Vick Ballard both ready to fill roles if Richardson faceplants again. For now, we've placed T-Rich 26th among running backs in our Draft Guide -- a ranking that will rise if he separates in camp.
    Yesterday, 8:29 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.06 (106th)
  • Ray Rice escapes with mere 2-game suspension
    NFL suspended Ray Rice for the first two games of the 2014 season.

    Advice: Rice was arraigned on felony aggravated assault charges following an ugly April domestic incident with his fianc‚e (now wife) at an Atlantic City hotel. He avoided trial by completing a pretrial-intervention program, and this is his first violation of the league's personal conduct policy. Still, it's a bad look for the NFL as Rice gets off lightly while Josh Gordon faces a 16-game ban for marijuana. As for the on-field fallout, Bernard Pierce will serve as the feature back and quality RB2 against the Bengals in Week 1 and Steelers in Week 2. Rice will have to show improved form to wrestle back his job after looking done in 2013 (3.08 YPC).
    Yesterday, 7:15 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2476th)
  • Maikon Bonani the favorite for TEN PK job
    Maikon Bonani is the favorite to win the Titans kicking job.

    Advice: In an effort to replace Rob Bironas, the Titans are pitting Bonani against UDFA Travis Coons. The winner of the gig will not hit the fantasy radar as an unproven kicker in a shaky offense.
    Yesterday, 6:47 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.08 (1757th)
  • Rumor: Ray Rice's suspension will be 2 games
    Yahoo's Rand Getlin is "hearing" that Ray Rice's suspension will be for two games.

    Advice: Getlin admits he hasn't been able to confirm this rumor and Rice hasn't been sentenced on the matter yet, so we're not setting it in stone. But if Rice does escape with a mere two-game ban, it's going to be a public relations nightmare for the NFL. He assaulted his fiancee (now wife), while Josh Gordon is facing a 16-game ban for marijuana violations. Bernard Pierce will be the feature back while Rice serves his suspension.
    Yesterday, 6:34 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2476th)
  • Gruden won't be calling designed runs for RG3
    Coach Jay Gruden said designed runs for Robert Griffin III might be "few and far between" this season.

    Advice: Gruden will utilize Griffin's unique legs on designed rollouts and other plays to get him outside, but he isn't a fan of the Shanahans' read-option. However, RG3 will have the green light to scramble whenever he deems it necessary. It's a fine strategy for Griffin's fantasy value, as his passing efficiency should increase thanks to improved weaponry and Gruden's scheme. Andy Dalton ended up as fantasy's No. 5 quarterback last season while running for just 183 yards.
    Yesterday, 5:34 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    21.06 (9th)
  • Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) cleared for practice
    Ahmad Bradshaw (neck surgery) has been cleared for practice.

    Advice: It's worth noting that Bradshaw averaged 4.53 YPC and scored two rushing touchdowns last year before sustaining his season-ending neck injury in Week 3. Trent Richardson averaged 2.91 YPC and scored three rushing touchdowns in 14 games as a Colt. Bradshaw enters camp with a leg up on Vick Ballard for No. 2 duties, and will be a name to watch if Richardson faceplants again.
    Yesterday, 5:03 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.02 (1750th)
  • Report: Terrance West (NFI) to practice Fri.
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Terrance West (NFI) will practice on Friday.

    Advice: This appears to be a true non-story. West says he passed his conditioning test. If he does indeed practice Friday with the other Cleveland first-year players, he'll miss zero meaningful time. The Browns' full-squad workouts don't begin until Saturday. West versus Ben Tate is one of the biggest competitions of summer.
    Wednesday, 3:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.01 (162nd)
  • Browns RB Terrance West opens camp on NFI
    Browns placed RB Terrance West (undisclosed) on the active/NFI list.

    Advice: There's been no indication that West is dealing with anything serious, and we'll consider him day-to-day unless we hear otherwise. Ben Tate's stock gets a bit of a boost with this news, as he projects to open camp with the first-team offense. But West will be back to give Tate a run for his money. Coach Mike Pettine said Tuesday that the running back competition will be the "best" one in camp.
    Wednesday, 2:28 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.01 (162nd)
  • Chiefs give Charles 2-year, $18.1M extension
    Chiefs signed RB Jamaal Charles to a two-year, $18.1 million contract extension through 2017.

    Advice: So much for that holdout. Charles is now the second-highest paid running back in the league behind Adrian Peterson and is locked up through his age-31 campaign. On his previous deal, Charles was scheduled to make $3.9 million in salary and bonuses this season. He'll now make $8.3 million in 2014. It's well deserved after Charles put the Chiefs' offense on his back and carried them to the playoffs in 2013. Charles is entering his age-28 season. He's a locked-in top-three fantasy back, along with Peterson and LeSean McCoy.
    Wednesday, 1:39 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.13 (7th)
  • Jamaal Charles will begin holdout Wednesday
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Jamaal Charles will not report to Chiefs camp Wednesday barring a breakthrough in contract talks.

    Advice: Charles believes he's outplayed his current contract, and he's absolutely right after carrying the Chiefs' entire offense on his back during last year's run to the playoffs. He's set to make just $3.9M this season, 15th-most among running backs in the league. Now is the perfect time for Charles to dig his heels in and capitalize on the leverage he's earned on the field. The Chiefs are going to have to find a way to satisfy him, and talks are underway already.
    Wednesday, 6:37 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.13 (7th)
  • Pettine talks up West-Tate camp battle
    Coach Mike Pettine indicated the Ben Tate-Terrance West running back battle "might ... be the best competition" of Browns training camp.

    Advice: The Browns see Tate-West as a battle to start; not a situation where veteran Tate is being handed the job. "The best competition might be Ben Tate and our guy Terrance West from Towson, who I really like," were Pettine's words. With Browns camp under a week away, Tate's fantasy ADP stands at the mid to late fifth round, while West is often available early in round eight. With an up-in-the-air depth chart, we'd prefer to gamble on the cheaper of the two Cleveland backs.
    Tuesday, 9:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.01 (162nd)
  • Marcus Lattimore could practice 'very soon'
    ESPN's Bill Williamson reports Marcus Lattimore (knees, NFI) is "fine," and could practice "very soon."

    Advice: In Williamson's estimation, the 49ers are simply being careful with their second-year back, who hasn't played since his second devastating knee injury in as many years ended his college career in 2012. Lattimore won't be hidden away on the reserve/NFI list for the second-consecutive year, but there have been strong indications he's nowhere near the player he was before his injuries.
    Tuesday, 5:24 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.49 (2137th)
  • RapSheet confirms Charles mulling holdout's Ian Rapoport confirms Jamaal Charles is considering a holdout.

    Advice: There have been mixed reports amongst the local media, but Rapoport lends credence to CBS Kansas City's report that Charles won't show on Thursday. However, RapSheet is using cautious language, saying Charles "may not (report) at the start." There should be plenty of updates over the next 24 hours.
    Tuesday, 4:40 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.13 (7th)
  • Report: Jamaal Charles planning to hold out
    CBS Kansas City reports Jamaal Charles will hold out from training camp as he seeks a new contract.

    Advice: The T.V. station reports Charles is "prepared to hold out as long as it takes." CBS Kansas City is not a typical Rotoworld source, but the report certainly has a basis in reality. However, the Kansas City Star reports Charles is planning to report "regardless of whether an extension is in place." Coming off an MVP-caliber season, Charles is dramatically underpaid at $3.65 million between salary and bonuses, and is signed through only 2015. Running-back money has plunged in recent years, but Charles would earn considerably more on the open market. Chiefs camp begins Thursday. ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher reports the sides have had talks.
    Tuesday, 4:09 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.13 (7th)
  • Giants TE Robinson ballooned close to 290 lbs
    Giants TE Adrien Robinson has shed 10-12 pounds and checked in at 276 heading into training camp.

    Advice: That means Robinson ballooned up close to 290 pounds after an injury-riddled 2013 season. Robinson will get the first crack at the tight end job for the G-Men, but this is position that is likely to be filled by a committee. Robinson will work with the first team, while Kellen Davis and Daniel Fells mix in behind him.
    Tuesday, 9:12 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.89 (172nd)
  • Cassel seen as 'heavy favorite' to start
    USA Today's Tom Pelissero considers Matt Cassel the "heavy favorite" to start at quarterback for the Vikings.

    Advice: Pelissero is a former longtime Vikings beat reporter, so his opinion is notable. Teddy Bridgewater was mixed in with the first-team offense this spring, but is pretty clearly behind Cassel. Tape gurus Greg Cosell and Ron Jaworski have both stated Cassel is a better fit for Norv Turner's offense than Bridgewater. Turner pushes the ball vertically, which is Bridgewater's weakness.
    Monday, 10:08 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.13 (2510th)
  • Low reception expectations for Robinson
    ESPN Jaguars reporter Michael DiRocco believes "anywhere from 30-40 catches" would be a "very good season" for rookie Allen Robinson.

    Advice: Indeed. Robinson is unlikely to play in two-wide sets -- he's behind Marqise Lee and Cecil Shorts -- and the Jaguars intend to lean on their Toby Gerhart-led run game this season. About 35 catches with a 15-plus yards-per-reception average would be a nice showing from Robinson, whose Dynasty outlook is far more enticing than his re-draft prospects. Robinson is still only 20 years old.
    Sunday, 10:58 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.60 (174th)