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  • Vikings WR Jerome Simpson gets 3-game ban
    NFL suspended Vikings WR Jerome Simpson three games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

    Advice: Simpson was in New York appealing the ban two weeks ago, apparently to no avail. It's not a huge loss, as Simpson has tumbled down the depth chart to No. 4. Cordarrelle Patterson, Greg Jennings, and Jarius Wright are Minnesota's top three wideouts. Simpson's suspension is the result of a November DUI. Rotoworld.com
    49 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2037th)
  • Titans OLB Ayers looking like a backup
    ESPN Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky believes it "feels like" OLB Akeem Ayers will be a backup rather than a key contributor off the edge in the new 3-4 defense.

    Advice: If so, it's a big disappointment. Ayers would seem to fit this scheme perfectly. He's 6'3/253 with good speed and the ability to cover and get after the quarterback. It's possible Ayers may not be the same player after undergoing two separate knee operations on his patellar tendons in the offseason. Derrick Morgan, Kam Wimbley, and Shaun Phillips are ahead on the depth chart. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:21 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.18 (1205th)
  • Bucs trimming roster down to 53
    Bucs waived CB Marc Anthony, FB Lonnie Pryor, CB Keith Lewis, DE T.J. Fatinikun, CB Kip Edwards, LB Nate Askew, and LB Ka'Lial Glaud.

    Advice: Tampa Bay has begun the process of trimming its roster to the 53-man limit. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:01 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1419th)
  • Lewis chalks up Hill's snaps to learning NFL
    Coach Marvin Lewis chalked up Jeremy Hill's 26 touches in the preseason finale to learning "what it's like to be an NFL running back."

    Advice: "When we get to Sundays and we go down to 46 guys, and if he's going to be the guy, then he's going to have to be able to shoulder the load," said Lewis. "They were good snaps for him to learn with tonight." There was some speculation that Hill was getting so much work because he's down the depth chart a bit. We don't see it that way. Fully expect Hill to open as Gio Bernard's complement. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:48 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.48 (154th)
  • Daniel Thomas not expected to make Dolphins
    ESPN Dolphins reporter James Walker doesn't expected Daniel Thomas to make the 53-man roster.

    Advice: Thomas made his preseason debut Thursday, rushing 13 times for 38 yards (2.9 YPC) and one touchdown. He simply hasn't done enough this summer to earn a roster spot. Walker expects the Dolphins to keep just three running backs, Lamar Miller, Knowshon Moreno, and UDFA Damien Williams. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:42 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2243rd)
  • Randle admits he and Eli aren't on same page
    Rueben Randle admitted he and Eli Manning continue to struggle with timing and aren't on the same page.

    Advice: Coach Tom Coughlin called an incompletion between Manning and Randle the worst play of the Giants' preseason finale, saying "There is no place for that." Randle and Eli struggled with their communication last season. Now it's timing. It's been going on all summer in practice, and Randle admits he needs to get his head around faster. Randle will be a boom-or-bust WR3 early on. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:05 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.42 (99th)
  • Stephen Hill has bad game in preseason finale
    Stephen Hill caught just one pass for 13 yards in Thursday's preseason finale.

    Advice: He also dropped a pass, which has become a daily routine this summer. Hill seems like a goner. Expect the Jets to dangle him in trade talks the next 24-plus hours before eventually cutting him Saturday afternoon. Hill is competing with Greg Salas for a roster spot. Coach Rex Ryan praised Salas earlier this week. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.40 (2510th)
  • Odds increasing Carr starts Week 1 for OAK?
    ESPN Raiders reporter Bill Williamson predicts Derek Carr will start the Week 1 opener against the Jets.

    Advice: Coach Dennis Allen had previously been married to Matt Schaub as his Week 1 starter. But following Carr's impressive preseason finale against the Seahawks, Allen was less committed to Schaub, saying he'll have to see where Schaub (elbow, day-to-day) is at health-wise. Carr has a big arm and would give the Raiders' receivers a boost. He and Denarius Moore hooked up for two touchdowns Thursday. Carr gives the Raiders their best chance to win games. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:11 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.91 (2653rd)
  • Isaiah Crowell pops off in preseason finale
    UDFA RB Isaiah Crowell rushed 13 times for 102 yards with a touchdown in Thursday's preseason finale against the Bears.

    Advice: With Ben Tate and Dion Lewis playing sparingly, Crowell finally got an extensive chance in the preseason. The former five-star recruit made the most of it, thoroughly outplaying a disappointing Terrance West (six carries, 13 yards). The Browns may have shot themselves in the foot now though, as Crowell will be almost impossible to sneak onto the practice squad. They have some hard decisions to make at the running back spot before Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:03 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.05 (2642nd)
  • Derek Carr torches SEA, puts heat on Schaub
    Working as the starter, Derek Carr completed 11-of-13 passes for 143 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in Thursday's preseason finale against the Seahawks.

    Advice: Carr stood tall in the pocket, threw darts all over the field and led the Raiders on four straight touchdown drives against the defending Super Bowl champs. In other words, he was the anti-Matt Schaub (elbow, day to day). In three preseason outings, Carr is 30-of-45 (66.6%) for 326 yards with four touchdowns and one interception. To steal a quote from Joe Theismann, if this were a competition, there wouldn't be a competition. The Raiders must realize that Carr, not Schaub, gives them the best chance to win football games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.91 (2653rd)
  • Aaron Dobson goes 3-57-1 Thursday night
    Aaron Dobson caught 3-of-9 targets for 57 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' preseason finale Thursday night.

    Advice: The efficiency wasn't there, but Dobson's playmaking ability flashed, highlighted by a 33-yard touchdown catch delivered by rookie QB Jimmy Garoppolo. Behind Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, and Shane Vereen, Dobson is arguably the highest ceiling skill-position player on New England's roster. We suspect he'll open the season sharing time with Kenbrell Thompkins at "X" receiver, before overtaking Thompkins eventually, assuming Dobson can sustain health. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:49 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.61 (182nd)
  • Jeremy Hill: 26 touches in preseason finale
    Jeremy Hill rushed 20 times for 90 yards and caught 6-of-6 targets for 70 yards in the Bengals' preseason finale Thursday night.

    Advice: Starter Gio Bernard rested. Hill was utilized as a true every-down back, while being occasionally spelled by UDFA James Wilder. Hill exited at one point with an elbow injury, but returned to the game. He also blew a blitz pickup, getting Jason Campbell sacked. Core players don't typically get the kind of usage Hill did in exhibition finales, so it's hard to say with any certainty what this means for his Week 1 role. Bernard will be a quality RB2 play against the Ravens. Hill will be a dicey flex option until we get some clarity. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:56 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.48 (154th)
  • Bridgewater ends preseason with 5 TDs, 0 INTs
    Teddy Bridgewater completed 4-of-9 passes for 17 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' preseason finale Thursday night.

    Advice: The 32nd overall pick in May's draft wraps up the exhibition season 30-of-49 passing for 283 yards and a 5:0 TD-to-INT ratio. His passer rating was 111.2. Matt Cassel remains entrenched as Minnesota's Week 1 starter, and should have a somewhat long leash to open the season. But once he starts stumbling -- and that'll most likely happen at some point -- the calls for Teddy will begin. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:39 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.14 (2668th)
  • Wes Welker spotted warming up
    Wes Welker (concussion) was spotted warming up on the field before Thursday's preseason finale at Dallas.

    Advice: Obviously, it's a fantastic sign that Welker was cleared to be on the team flight and get some on-field work in prior to the game. He still has a series of tests to pass before full clearance, but he's on the right track. The Broncos open up against the Colts on Sunday Night Football Sept. 7. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:09 pm
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.23 (129th)
  • Jeremy Hill (elbow) leaves preseason game
    Jeremy Hill exited the Bengals' preseason finale Thursday night with an elbow injury.

    Advice: The Bengals certainly pushed their luck in this one. They gave second-rounder Hill a whopping 20 touches in two quarters. Hill generated 123 all-purpose yards, while catching all five of his targets in the passing game. He did blow a blitz pickup, which resulted in a Jason Campbell sack, but the usage was certainly promising. The elbow injury is believed to be minor. Hill's role remains unclear for Week 1 against Baltimore, but there have been many indications he'll get more touches than most people have forecasted. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:21 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.48 (154th)
  • Eli Manning generates 0 yards Thursday night
    Eli Manning completed 1-of-4 passes for zero yards in the Giants' preseason finale Thursday night.

    Advice: That is, indeed, a real stat line. Eli finishes the preseason 20-of-41 (48.8 percent) passing for 188 yards (4.59 YPA), one touchdown, three fumbles (one lost), and five sacks absorbed. An offseason report from ESPN stated the Giants were concerned Eli had reached his decline phase. He's done nothing to diminish those worries in August. We can't even condone drafting him in two-QB leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.17 (53rd)
  • Kyle Van Noy undergoes 'core muscle' surgery
    Lions second-round SLB Kyle Van Noy is recovering from surgery to "repair a core muscle injury," and is without a timetable for a return.

    Advice: DetroitLions.com considers the No. 40 overall pick a candidate for injured reserve/designated to return. The Detroit Free Press estimates that he'll miss 4-6 weeks. Van Noy suffered the injury before the Lions' third preseason game. Van Noy was slated to be the Lions' strong-side linebacker, but at the very least, appears poised to miss all of September. Tahir Whitehead is the next man up on the depth chart. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:09 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.27 (1107th)
  • Chris Polk misses 4th straight preseason game
    Chris Polk (hamstring) is inactive for the Eagles' preseason finale.

    Advice: Polk returned to practice last Saturday, but still isn't healthy enough to perform in a game setting. It's a potentially ominous sign for Polk's roster chances. He's going to end up missing the entire preseason. The Philly Inquirer recently forecasted Polk to make the final 53, but that's certainly become a question mark with Henry Josey and Matthew Tucker playing well. LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles are locks, and Kenjon Barner may be, too. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:09 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.44 (1793rd)
  • Unclear how league will handle Hardy case
    It's unclear how the league's new domestic-violence policy will apply to Panthers RE Greg Hardy, who was found guilty of assault on a female and communicating threats in July.

    Advice: Hardy appealed, and is set for a jury trial in November. Under the league's new rules, first-time offenders will earn six-game bans. Asked if the guidelines will be applied retroactively, a league spokesman said "each case will be addressed individually on its merits." It does not appear a Hardy suspension is imminent. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.71 (473rd)
  • Rambo to start in Meriweather's absence
    Second-year pro Bacarri Rambo is expected to start during S Brandon Meriweather's two-game suspension.

    Advice: Rambo entered the offseason on the bubble, but has supposedly improved his tackling. Rambo was benched after starting the first two games in 2013. Meriweather isn't exactly an All-Pro, but Rambo will be a liability in his absence. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:19 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.56 (1619th)
  • Phillip Thomas appears to escape serious inj.
    According to CSN Washington, "preliminary indications" are that Redskins S Phillip Thomas' foot injury is not serious.

    Advice: Concern was high after Thomas re-injured the (left) foot that cost him all of 2013 with a Lisfranc fracture, but it appears the Redskins have dodged a bullet. Thomas' health has taken on increased importance after Brandon Meriweather was suspended for the first two games of the season. For now, Thomas should be considered day to day, and questionable for Week 1. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.41 (1573rd)
  • 'Looks like' S-Jax will play in exh. finale
    According to AtlantaFalcons.com, it "looks like" Steven Jackson will play in Thursday's preseason finale.

    Advice: Jackson missed the Falcons' first three exhibition games with a hamstring injury. If he actually plays tonight, it won't be for more than a series or two. S-Jax likely just wants some peace of mind heading into Week 1. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.20 (76th)
  • Jimmy Garoppolo will get heavy snaps Thurs.
    Jimmy Garoppolo will start Thursday's preseason finale against the Giants, and play "most of the game, if not all of it."

    Advice: Reporter Mike Reiss believes Garoppolo could "ascend to the No. 2 job over Ryan Mallett" with a strong performance. Garoppolo has looked better this preseason than Mallett ever has in August. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the Pats are still shopping Mallett. The writing is on the wall for Mallett in New England. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:56 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2356th)
  • Cowboys waive 2013 fourth-rounder B.W. Webb
    Cowboys waived CB B.W. Webb.

    Advice: It's an admission of failure from owner/GM Jerry Jones, who made Webb the No. 114 overall pick of last year's draft. The move is in spite of the Cowboys' depth issues at cornerback. Webb was routinely roasted on his 185 defensive snaps as a rookie, and hadn't looked improved in the spring or preseason. His age (24) and draft pedigree should get him another look in relatively short order, however. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:43 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1492nd)
  • Jaws: Robert Griffin's mechanics 'regressed'
    ESPN's Ron Jaworski says Robert Griffin III's mechanics have "regressed" in the "fundamental way of throwing the football."

    Advice: "His throwing slot, his footwork, his inability to remain consistent in that," Jaws said. He's the latest to pile on RG3 following an injury-hindered 2013 season and poor 2014 preseason. While it's true backup Kirk Cousins has outplayed Griffin this month, it's laughable to suggest a quarterback controversy. The starter has more than enough talent to adjust out of the gimmicky Shanahan scheme and into the pocket passer Jay Gruden needs him to be. Strong weapons and unique running ability will keep Griffin's fantasy floor high in the meantime. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:18 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.59 (15th)
  • Dobson expected to make his preseason debut
    Aaron Dobson (foot) is expected to make his preseason debut in Thursday's game against the Giants.

    Advice: Dobson's recovery from his left foot surgery finally appears complete. Now he can begin a quest to regain the starting outside receiver job he held last year before these foot woes shut him down. Eventually, we'd expect Dobson to pass up Kenbrell Thompkins and Brandon LaFell, giving him plenty of stash appeal. In the six games Dobson played at least 50 snaps last year, he averaged 4.5 catches for 60.8 yards and scored three touchdowns. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:25 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.61 (182nd)
  • Browns shoot down Josh Gordon's CFL interest
    Sources tell ESPN that suspended Josh Gordon is exploring the possibility of playing the rest of the year in the Canadian Football League.

    Advice: The Browns would have to give Gordon permission to do this, which the Cleveland Plain Dealer says they will not do. Understandably so, as they'd be exposing their most talented player -- one they have under contract very cheaply through 2016 -- to injury without any on-field benefit. Furthermore, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says CFL rules don't allow players under NFL contracts to play in the CFL -- only cut players can go north of the border. It's a nice idea for Gordon to stay in shape and have some structure during his suspension, but this one is not going to happen. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:06 am
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Jarrett Boykin holds off rookie Davante Adams
    Jarrett Boykin has held strong as the Packers' No. 3 WR through training camp.

    Advice: Davante Adams, a second-round rookie, was expected to push Boykin for the third receiver job in the Packers' three-wide base. Instead, the incumbent has held serve. "Clearly, Jarrett Boykin has taken the next step," coach Mike McCarthy said. "I just love the way he plays. He's had an excellent camp." In the third preseason game, Adams exclusively played with the backups, confirming he's the No. 4 receiver right now. Boykin's upside is capped by all the mouths to feed in Green Bay, but his ADP is way down in the 11th round. There's value there. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:29 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.72 (140th)
  • Josh Gordon won't accrue season toward FA
    Suspended Josh Gordon will not accrue a season toward free agency in 2014.

    Advice: When a player is suspended for a full year, his contract tolls. So instead of becoming a free agent in 2016, he won't be eligible until 2017. It's a sliver of good news for the Browns, as they'll still have an elite talent under contract cheaply for two seasons. Gordon doesn't turn 24 years old until April. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:12 am
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • C.J. Anderson will have to play Thursday
    C.J. Anderson will play in Thursday's preseason finale, but Ronnie Hillman will rest.

    Advice: It confirms what we've seen all preseason: An improved Hillman is ahead of Anderson on the depth chart. It's not a priority handcuff situation as the Broncos would turn to a committee if anything happened to Montee Ball. Hillman is essentially the first-team change-of-pace back, while Anderson is the second-team inside runner. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:25 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.23 (2438th)
  • Gordon has 'no shot' to have ban overturned
    A source told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that Josh Gordon has "no shot" to have his season-long suspension reduced.

    Advice: Another source told the Plain Dealer Gordon is pursuing all of his legal options, but a league source familiar with NFL cases like Gordon's stated "he has no shot of having the suspension overturned in court. It's over." It's believed the CBA will "trump any involvement" from the courts. The Plain Dealer suggests Roger Goodell could let Gordon apply for reinstatement shortly after the 2014 season if he's a "model citizen." Of course, Gordon was popped for DUI this summer, which isn't going to help his cause. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:47 pm
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Carr could shorten Schaub's leash
    The Oakland Tribune suggests rookie Derek Carr could "shorten the leash" of struggling starter Matt Schaub by playing well in the Raiders' preseason finale.

    Advice: Carr will play well into the second half of Thursday's tilt with Seattle. "I've said it from Day 1, the guy's comfortable in the huddle," OC Greg Olson said of Carr. "The game's not too big for him. I still believe he sees the field very well. I don't think the game's too fast for him, which a lot of times is a concern with a rookie quarterback." We fully expect Carr to make starts, and probably by October. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:08 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.91 (2653rd)
  • Wes Welker (concussion) cleared to travel
    Wes Welker (concussion) has been cleared to travel with the Broncos to their preseason finale, but he has yet to be cleared to play.

    Advice: Welker is making his way through the league's protocol at a rapid pace. He's already exercising, but can't yet take on contact in practice. Welker has 11 days to gain clearance for the Broncos' Week 1 opener two Sundays from now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:36 pm
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.23 (129th)
  • Daniel Thomas to play in preseason finale
    Daniel Thomas (hamstring) will play in the Dolphins' preseason finale.

    Advice: He better. Thomas is on the roster bubble. He's missed most of camp and the first three preseason games with a balky hamstring. Thomas is competing with UDFAs Damien Williams and Orleans Darkwa for the No. 3 job. No longer on scholarship under ex-GM Jeff Ireland, Thomas needs to turn heads Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:08 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2243rd)
  • Gordon can apply for reinstatement after 2014
    Suspended WR Josh Gordon can apply for reinstatement at the end of the 2014 season.

    Advice: It's technically just a season-long ban for Gordon, not a calendar-year suspension. It's a glimmer of good news. Gordon will be away from the Browns for roughly 5-6 months, as long as he keeps his nose clean. Gordon took and passed over 70 drug tests, but failed the one that led to this suspension by 0.01 nanograms per milliliter. Gordon's agent needs to surround him with good people while he's away from the game. He has a ton of football ahead of him. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:38 am
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Josh Gordon's ban stands, suspended one year
    Josh Gordon's one-year suspension for violations of the NFL's substance abuse policy has been upheld on appeal.

    Advice: Gordon's one-year suspension begins today, which technically means he won't be allowed around the Browns for 2015 OTAs, minicamp and most of training camp. Perhaps the NFL will grant him reinstatement earlier, based on good behavior and the absurd delay with the appeal ruling. Regardless, the the Browns will now have to go to battle for the whole 2014 season with Jordan Cameron as the centerpiece of their passing game and Andrew Hawkins/Miles Austin as complements. We're confident Gordon, still just 23 years old and brimming with truly special talent, will be back with a vengeance. He's just got some growing up to do. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:38 am
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Rumblings Josh Gordon decision coming today
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer is "hearing rumblings" that the Josh Gordon decision could come down Wednesday.

    Advice: The lengthy delay has "baffled" the Browns, infuriated fans and confounded fantasy drafters. Hopefully, we'll know exactly how many games Gordon is going to miss this season before nightfall tonight. Given how long the process has taken, it's reasonable to think arbitrator Harold Henderson has been allowing the sides to negotiate some kind of settlement. That would be fantastic news for Gordon, as he's facing a one-year ban from the league. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:08 am
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Jeremy Hill & Gio Bernard to share carries?
    According to Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson, "it looks like (Giovani) Bernard and (Jeremy) Hill could both get about 200 attempts" on the ground this season.

    Advice: Hobson notes that Hill "changed the tenor" of Cincinnati's third preseason game against Arizona, and expects the rookie's "power running" to be a particular "boon" against division rivals Pittsburgh and Baltimore. Hobson also wonders if BenJarvus Green-Ellis may have played his final game as a Bengal. Clearly the best inside runner on the Bengals' roster, Hill continues to be severely undervalued at his mid-10th-round ADP. If Gio only winds up with 200 carries, it's going to be difficult to reach the 300 touches many have projected him for. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:04 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.48 (154th)
  • Browns 'baffled' by delay with Gordon ruling
    Browns sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter that the team is "baffled as to why Josh Gordon ruling has taken so long."

    Advice: It's been nearly four months since news of Gordon's latest failed drug test broke and almost four weeks since his appeal hearing. Yet all we know is that the decision is expected "soon." The lengthy delay in the process has not only jammed up fantasy owners, but is also unfair to the Browns and Gordon. A Stage 3 violation results in a one-year ban, not a 16-game ban. NFL Network's Albert Breer relayed this nugget Wednesday morning: "One theory I've heard that makes sense on the Josh Gordon delay -- Arbitrator would much rather the sides settle than make a call himself." Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:37 am
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Josh Gordon DWI case pushed back to Nov.
    Josh Gordon's DWI hearing has been pushed back to November 18.

    Advice: This DWI has nothing to do with the year-long ban Gordon is facing for failing at least his third drug test. This is a separate incident, as Gordon was pulled over at 3am on July 5th in North Carolina and recorded a .09 BAC. The legal limit is .08. Since the case has not been finalized, it should not have any impact on the pending appeal. Somehow, Harold Henderson and the NFL still hasn't announced their their decision. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:46 am
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Wes Welker already in exercise mode
    Wes Welker (concussion) is already in the exercise mode of the concussion protocol.

    Advice: Players that suffer concussions are not allowed to exercise until symptoms have subsided. Considering Welker is just four days removed from his third concussion in nine months, it's a fantastic sign that he's bouncing back well. Welker still has 11 days until the Broncos open up on Sunday Night Football against the Colts. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:03 am
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.23 (129th)
  • Chris Polk projected to make final roster
    The Philadelphia Inquirer is projecting Chris Polk to stick on the final roster.

    Advice: Both Jeff McLane and Zach Berman have the Eagles keeping the same four running backs on their 53: LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles, Polk and Kenjon Barner. It leaves Matthew Tucker and Henry Josey as practice squad candidates. Polk, who is back practicing despite a nasty hamstring pull, projects as the primary runner should anything happen to McCoy this season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:15 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.44 (1793rd)
  • Stephen Hill in his 'final days' with Jets?
    The Newark Star-Ledger believes Stephen Hill "could be in his final days" with the Jets.

    Advice: It's not a new thought, just further confirmation of the budding consensus amongst the Jets media. Coach Rex Ryan has already said Hill will play in Thursday's preseason finale, something he likely wouldn't be doing were his roster spot sewn up. Hill has had an erratic summer, turning in inconsistent practices while catching only two passes for 29 yards through three preseason games. A trade is a possibility. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, that's something the Jets tried to do earlier this summer. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:24 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.40 (2510th)
  • Wes Welker doing 'fantastic' in the protocol
    Coach John Fox said Wes Welker is doing "fantastic" in the concussion protocol.

    Advice: Oftentimes, players with a history of concussions have trouble progressing quickly through the league's protocols. That doesn't appear to be the case with Welker even though this is his third concussion in the last nine months. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says there's a "lot of optimism from the team," essentially confirming that Welker has no intention of retiring and is on track to make a speedy return. We still like Cody Latimer as a late-round stash -- he has more real-life upside than Andre Caldwell and Welker is a poor bet to make it through the season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:59 pm
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.23 (129th)
  • Report: Jets could try and trade Stephen Hill
    ESPN New York's Rich Cimini believes the Jets should and will try and trade WR Stephen Hill.

    Advice: We doubt Hill would fetch more than a late-round pick, but he has all the measurables at 6'4/215 with 4.36 wheels. Unfortunately, Hill's hands are made of stone, while his body has yet to hold up in the NFL. Ex-GM Mike Tannenbaum made Hill the 43rd overall pick in the 2012 draft. Hill has missed nine games in two seasons, and has just 45 career grabs for 594 yards and four scores to his name. He has just two catches for 29 yards this preseason. If the Jets can't unload Hill via trade, there's a very real chance he's part of their final cuts. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:36 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.40 (2510th)
  • Phillip Thomas sidelined with foot injury
    Redskins S Phillip Thomas is sidelined with a left foot injury.

    Advice: It's the same foot that cost Thomas all of 2013 with a Lisfranc fracture. Coach Jay Gruden called it a "concern." The 2013 fourth-rounder previously missed time this summer with a hamstring injury. Thomas is a candidate to be waived/injured. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:52 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.41 (1573rd)
  • Welker (concussions) not considering retiring
    Wes Welker isn't considering retirement after his latest concussion.

    Advice: "That's not been brought up at all," coach John Fox said. Now 33, Welker has suffered three concussions in two years with the Broncos, but is making $6 million between salary and bonuses this season. He won't be hanging up his cleats. We're still wary of selecting Welker before the sixth or seventh round of a 12-team fantasy draft. The Broncos may have to consider scaling back his role. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:39 pm
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.23 (129th)
  • Steven Jackson finally resumes practicing
    Steven Jackson (hamstring) returned to Falcons practice on Monday.

    Advice: He wound up missing 27 days, but remains on track for Week 1. Coach Mike Smith previously said there's a chance S-Jax sees snaps in Thursday's preseason finale, but we'd be shocked if the Falcons risked his health. Currently the RB31 in fantasy drafts, Jackson will be a steal if he can stay on the field, but it's hard to believe he will during his age-31 season. Rookie Devonta Freeman should settle in as Jackson's primary backup and handcuff. Jacquizz Rodgers has had endless chances to establish himself, and failed time and again. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.20 (76th)
  • Redskins shooting down talk of QB controversy
    Coach Jay Gruden rejected any notion of a quarterback controversy.

    Advice: Robert Griffin has looked wild, out of control and uncomfortable so far as he learns Gruden's system. Through three preseason games, he's 13-of-20 for 141 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions. He's been outplayed by Kirk Cousins, sparking something of a controversy. Joe Theismann said that "if there was a quarterback competition, it wouldn't be a competition. Kirk Cousins would be the man." It's a knee-jerk take from Theismann. (Philip Rivers had a 48.3 QB rating last preseason and went on to win Comeback Player of the Year.) The talent gap between Griffin and Cousins is massive. RG3's fantasy upside remains high thanks to strong weapons and elite speed. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:41 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.59 (15th)
  • Marc Anthony among TEN's first cuts
    Titans waived/released CB Marc Anthony, DL Lanier Coleman, OL Tyler Horn, WR Julian Horton, RB Waymon James, WR Jaz Reynolds, S Hakeem Smith, OL Kevin Danser, CB Micah Pellerin, LB Kendrick Adams and WR Derel Walker.

    Advice: No surprises here. Anthony was a seventh-round pick of the Ravens last year that was waived at final cuts. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:29 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1419th)
  • Report: OAK staff feels comfortable with Carr
    According to NFL Network's Albert Breer, the Raiders' staff feels Derek Carr is ready to start if needed.

    Advice: Everyone in the NFL world knew Matt Schaub was done except for the Raiders. Now he's dealing with tendinitis in his throwing elbow and is looking no better than he did when he got benched in favor of Case Keenum last year. If Carr can show well in the preseason finale Thursday, there will be serious pressure on Dennis Allen to start the rookie as soon as Week 1. Either way, Carr is a near lock to make some starts this season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:39 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.91 (2653rd)
  • Jeremy Hill finally gets some first-team reps
    Jeremy Hill rushed 10 times for 38 yards and caught two passes for nine yards in Sunday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

    Advice: BenJarvus Green-Ellis (hip) and Rex Burkhead (knee) both sat out. Still, it was encouraging to see Hill check in for the Bengals' fifth series of the game and show far more efficiency than Giovani Bernard while making his first-team debut. He ended up playing on 10 first-half snaps compared to 27 for Bernard, usage that would make sense if the Bengals want to have an inside running presence this season. Green-Ellis' status on the team still remains unclear, but we like Hill to emerge as the big-back complement here. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:28 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.48 (154th)
  • Wes Welker likely to play in Week 1?
    The Denver Post's Mike Klis believes Wes Welker (concussion) will play in Week 1 against the Colts.

    Advice: Klis notes that Week 1 is still two weeks away, and Welker's special "concussion" helmet "helped absorb" the blow he took from Texans S D.J. Swearinger. We saw Sanders begin to go in the fifth, fourth, and even third rounds of fantasy drafts Sunday as folks presumably assumed Welker wouldn't play this year. Longtime Broncos beat writer Klis disagrees. Welker remains a player to shy away from in the early rounds of drafts, but could actually turn out to be a pretty nice value if he emerges from this latest scare with a clear head. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:41 pm
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.23 (129th)
  • Derek Carr is fully healthy
    Rookie Derek Carr was the Raiders' first-team quarterback at Sunday's practice, and will play in Thursday's preseason finale against Seattle.

    Advice: Matt Schaub is nursing a "sore elbow," so Carr is running with the ones. Carr has recovered fully from his concussion and rib injury, which were suffered in the Raiders' second preseason game. If Carr plays well against the Seahawks, we would not entirely rule out the possibility he starts Week 1 against the Jets. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:04 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.91 (2653rd)
  • Browns 'fairly certain' Gordon will miss time
    Coach Mike Pettine conceded Sunday the Browns are "fairly certain" Josh Gordon's suspension will cost him time during the 2014 season.

    Advice: In other words, the Browns don't anticipate appeals officer Harold Henderson letting Gordon entirely off the hook. The initial belief was that Gordon's suspension appeal was an "all-or-nothing" proposition. The Browns likely remain hopeful he will at least be available for some portion of the season, but there's still no word from the NFL. "We're fairly certain that we're not going to have him for at minimum some part of the year," Pettine said. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:36 pm
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Crowell gets no carries in preseason game
    Browns UDFA RB Isaiah Crowell had no carries in Saturday night's exhibition game against the Rams, and his preseason rushing stats currently stand at three yards on two carries.

    Advice: Ben Tate, Terrance West, Dion Lewis, and Chris Ogbonnaya all got work. The NFL.com Gamebook had Crowell entering the game at some point, ostensibly on special teams. If the Browns are truly trying to "hide" Crowell to stash him on their practice squad, they're certainly doing it aggressively. At the same time, we wouldn't be surprised if Crowell were among the team's first cuts. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:03 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.05 (2642nd)
  • Josh Gordon sat with 'medical issue'
    Suspended WR Josh Gordon didn't play in Saturday's third preseason game due to a "medical issue."

    Advice: Gordon is believed to be dealing with an abdominal injury. He's likely day to day. NFL reporters don't expect a decision on Gordon's suspension appeal before Monday at the soonest. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:19 am
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Wes Welker diagnosed with another concussion
    Coach John Fox confirmed Wes Welker suffered a concussion in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.

    Advice: Welker's latest head trauma came when trash-talking Texans S D.J. Swearinger hit him up high just before halftime. The 33-year-old slot machine also suffered two concussions last season, with the second one costing him the final three regular-season games. He also had a number of head injuries while with the Patriots, putting his long-term status in some doubt. At this point, he has to think about his health after football. If Welker misses regular season time, Emmanuel Sanders would move into the slot and Andre Caldwell would compete with rookie Cody Latimer for the starting role outside. Note that Caldwell ran ahead of Latimer Saturday night. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:43 pm
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.23 (129th)
  • C.J. Anderson is third back through Saturday
    C.J. Anderson rushed three times for 16 yards and caught one pass for negative-three yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.

    Advice: Anderson played well behind both Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman. Through three preseason games, he has 13 carries for 50 yards with one touchdown and five catches for 17 yards. Anderson will likely only have a role this year if Ball goes down, and even then he'd be the lesser part of a committee with Hillman. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:53 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.23 (2438th)
  • Simpson fails to haul in lone target Saturday
    Vikings WR Jerome Simpson failed to haul in his lone target against the Chiefs Saturday night.

    Advice: Simpson only has two catches for 25 yards this preseason. He is clearly the No. 4 receiver behind Greg Jennings, Cordarrelle Patterson and Jarius Wright. Simpson likely faces a three-game suspension to start the season. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:52 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2037th)
  • Bridgewater continues solid preseason
    Teddy Bridgewater completed 4-of-7 passes for 40 yards and two touchdowns in the Vikings' third preseason game Saturday night against Kansas City.

    Advice: He tried scrambling once, but lost a yard. Keep in mind Bridgewater has primarily faced second- and third-team defenders, but his preseason stats are sharp on paper. He's at 26-of-40 passing for 266 yards, four touchdowns, and no interceptions. Matt Cassel is locked in as the Vikings' Week 1 starter, but the calls for Teddy will begin the moment Cassel begins to stumble. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.14 (2668th)
  • Wes Welker takes shot to head from Swearinger
    Wes Welker took a shot to the head from Texans S D.J. Swearinger late in the first half of Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: The trash-talking Swearinger lowered his shoulder and connected with Welker's head after a catch over the middle. The play drew a 15-yard penalty. Welker was able to pop right up, but trainers immediately escorted him to the locker room for concussion tests. Of course, Welker has a long history of concussions and another one would almost certainly result in a multi-week absence. It's a scary situation for the Broncos. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:34 pm
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.23 (129th)
  • Griffin unimpressive in third preseason game
    Robert Griffin III completed 5-of-8 passes for 20 yards and an interception in Washington's third preseason game.

    Advice: It was a rough start from Griffin, who also took three sacks. He tried to force a pass to Alfred Morris and had it intercepted by C.J. Mosley to end his final drive of the night. Griffin also had an interception to Terrance Brooks that was overturned by pass interference. His performance this preseason has raised some concern. There's also questions about Griffin's ability to run Jay Gruden's offense, which requires him to make more throws from the pocket. Keep in mind that Gruden coaxed Andy Dalton to a top-three Fantasy season last year, and Griffin is a far more gifted quarterback. The Redskins also project to be among the most pass-heavy teams in the league under Gruden, and upgraded on offense with DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts. With no real consensus outside of the top four quarterbacks, Griffin is worth the risk at his seventh-round ADP. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:01 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.59 (15th)
  • Daniel Thomas still not ready for game-action
    Daniel Thomas (hamstring) is inactive for Miami's third preseason game.

    Advice: Thomas won't play despite returning to practice this week. He's yet to appear in a preseason game and is in danger of losing his roster spot. UDFA Damien Williams will be the No. 3 back through Miami's rotation. Knowshon Moreno and Charles Clay are active, as expected. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:49 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2243rd)
  • Kyle Van Noy could have sports hernia injury
    Lions rookie OLB Kyle Van Noy is being evaluated for a sports hernia injury.

    Advice: Van Noy missed Detroit's third preseason game with an abdominal injury, but could be dealing with something more serious. He's expected to undergo further evaluation. The Lions should provide an update on his status early next week. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:18 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.27 (1107th)
  • Coughlin talks up 3rd-year WR Rueben Randle
    Giants coach Tom Coughlin opened his Saturday press conference by praising third-year WR Rueben Randle.

    Advice: Randle ran a sharp route on his 15-yard touchdown catch Friday night against the Jets, and displayed impressive body control on a 26-yard strike along the sideline. He's the Giants' best hope for big plays this season. Randle remains a value pick at his mid-ninth-round ADP. He's the No. 2 option in the passing game, and at 6'3/210 should be the clear No. 1 on red-zone throws. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:29 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.42 (99th)
  • Chris Polk back at practice Saturday
    Eagles RB Chris Polk (hamstring) returned to practice Saturday.

    Advice: Polk has been out since the second day of camp with a partial hamstring tear. In his absence, UDFAs Matthew Tucker and Henry Josey have put in solid performances, pushing Polk squarely onto the roster bubble. A good showing in the fourth preseason game would go a long way in securing Polk's roster status. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:12 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.44 (1793rd)
  • Greg Hardy plays through bruised shoulder
    Panthers DE Greg Hardy reinjured his bruised shoulder against the Patriots Friday night.

    Advice: Hardy played most of the second quarter with the injury, indicating he should be ready for the regular season opener. Hardy was convicted in July of assault on a female and communicating threats, but is appealing the decision. He is unlikely to be suspended this season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:32 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.71 (473rd)
  • Garoppolo third through the gate versus CAR
    Jimmy Garoppolo completed 9-of-12 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' third preseason game.

    Advice: Garoppolo saw more playing time than Ryan Mallett, but was the third quarterback through the rotation Friday night. Garoppolo has been more poised in the pocket than he was in college throughout the entire preseason, and continued to look calm under pressure against the Panthers. Garoppolo has completed 24-of-37 passes for 334 yards and four touchdowns this preseason. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:06 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2356th)
  • Jarrett Boykin held without a catch Friday
    Jarrett Boykin had no catches on two targets in Friday's preseason game against the Raiders.

    Advice: Boykin clearly played ahead of second-round rookie Davante Adams, lining up with the first-stringers in all three-wide sets. But through three preseason games, Boykin has compiled just three catches for 21 yards and no touchdowns. It highlights the volume concerns coupled with "JAG" kind of ability. Boykin is more of a fantasy WR4 than WR3 to open the season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:56 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.72 (140th)
  • Stephen Hill invisible in dress rehearsal
    Stephen Hill secured only 1-of-4 targets for 12 yards in Friday's regular-season dress rehearsal.

    Advice: He also committed a drop. It was a thoroughly uninspiring evening for a player who's on the roster bubble. The No. 43 overall pick of the 2012 draft now has just two grabs for 29 yards through three preseason games. Hill's career is trending in the wrong direction. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:54 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.40 (2510th)
  • Randle closes out August with 2/41/1 night
    Rueben Randle caught 2-of-4 targets for 41 yards and a touchdown in Friday's regular-season dress rehearsal.

    Advice: He was a bright spot for the dysfunctional Giants, showing excellent body control on a 26-yard catch near the sideline before running an excellent route on his 15-yard score. Almost certainly done for the preseason, the Giants' only legitimate red-zone threat finishes with three catches for 53 yards and a score. Currently the WR42, Randle is a value pick in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:51 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.42 (99th)
  • Eli Manning closes out August on shaky note
    Eli Manning completed 12-of-21 passes for 139 yards and a touchdown in Friday's preseason game against the Jets, also fumbling twice.

    Advice: The G-Men recovered both fumbles. Manning almost tossed several picks, one of which was a horrid number thrown into double coverage from short distance for absolutely no reason. Thankfully for the Giants, Jets CB Kyle Wilson couldn't keep both feet in bounds. As was the case in 2013, Manning had very little time to throw. If there was good news, it was his connection with Rueben Randle, whom he found for a touchdown and an impressive 26-yard play down the sideline. Manning closes out August 19-of-37 for 188 yards (5.08 YPA), one touchdown and zero picks. With the G-Men's offense looking every bit as dysfunctional as it was last season, Manning is a risky QB2 until further notice. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:44 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.17 (53rd)
  • Aaron Dobson misses third preseason game
    Aaron Dobson is inactive for the Patriots' third preseason game.

    Advice: Dobson has been practicing the last two weeks, but still isn't healthy enough to play. Kenbrell Thompkins will continue to run as the starting X receiver. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:17 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.61 (182nd)
  • Derek Carr active for third preseason game
    Derek Carr (ribs) is active for Friday night's preseason game against the Packers.

    Advice: The Raiders didn't list Carr among their inactives, but it doesn't necessarily mean that he's going to play. Carr is expected to sit out after suffering a concussion and bruised ribs in the Raiders' second preseason game. Marcel Reece (foot) is also listed as active. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.91 (2653rd)
  • Jeremy Hill likely to work with ones Sunday
    Bengals OC Hue Jackson said rookie RB Jeremy Hill is "worthy of playing" with the starting offense and will likely get some work with the ones in Sunday's third preseason game.

    Advice: Hill has worked with the twos and threes through the first two weeks of the preseason, though Jackson said he actually thought Hill had already gotten some run with the ones. Jackson isn't concerned about Hill's ability to sync with the starters, saying he thinks "that's a little overrated -- runners run." While BenJarvus Green-Ellis has been the second back through the rotation so far, Hill's clearly the more talented runner. He's over his shoulder "injury." We feel comfortable projecting Hill as the 1B to Gio Bernard's 1A. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:06 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.48 (154th)
  • Eagles RB Chris Polk's roster spot in danger
    Following Thursday night's third preseason game, coach Chip Kelly noted that Chris Polk (hamstring) better be looking over his shoulder.

    Advice: Polk hasn't played at all this preseason with a slightly torn hamstring. While he's been out, UDFAs Matthew Tucker and Henry Josey have been running the ball well behind LeSean McCoy. The Eagles also traded for Kelly favorite Kenjon Barner. Polk's roster spot is in danger after he opened training camp as the heavy favorite for No. 2 ball-carrying duties behind McCoy. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:00 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.44 (1793rd)
  • Stephen Hill on the Jets' roster bubble?
    ESPN New York believes Stephen Hill has yet to sew up a roster spot.

    Advice: Hill has only one catch through 70 preseason snaps, and been "all over the map" in practice. Hill's theoretical upside is looking less and less likely to develop, though we'd ultimately expect him to keep his roster spot. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:24 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.40 (2510th)
  • Derek Carr sitting out third preseason game
    Derek Carr (ribs) will sit out Friday's preseason game against the Packers.

    Advice: It's a major missed opportunity for the second-round signal caller, who could have put heat on struggling starter Matt Schaub with a strong performance. Schaub is now all but guaranteed to be under center come Week 1. Carr will probably still make starts sooner rather than later. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:55 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.91 (2653rd)
  • Falcons confident Steven Jackson plays Week 1
    Coach Mike Smith said he fully expects Steven Jackson (hamstring) to be ready for Week 1.

    Advice: Jackson hasn't done much since injuring his hammy July 29. But Smith said there's a chance Jackson will play a few snaps in the preseason finale. Jackson doesn't necessarily need any exhibition work, but we'd feel more comfortable if he actually got on the field and took some handoffs. His ADP has been on the decline for weeks now. Jackson is currently going at the back of the seventh round in fantasy drafts. There's value there, but SJ39 is 31 years old and there's a real possibility his body has or will let him down permanently. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.20 (76th)
  • Eagles RB Polk dealing with torn hamstring
    Chris Polk revealed he suffered a Grade 2 partial tear of his hamstring on the second day of Eagles camp.

    Advice: He obviously hasn't practiced since, and won't play in Philly's regular season dress rehearsal. Polk admitted to feeling a "pop" in the hamstring, and plans to practice next week even if he's not fully recovered. The Eagles' trade for Kenjon Barner shows they're well aware their backfield is short on depth. Darren Sproles isn't really a ball-carrying option anymore. Michael Tucker and UDFA Henry Josey are next on the running back depth chart. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:16 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.44 (1793rd)
  • Stephen Hill still behind David Nelson
    Stephen Hill remains behind David Nelson for No. 2 outside wideout duties.

    Advice: Hill's troublesome knees haven't been an issue in camp, but production has. He's played 70 snaps and run 37 routes through two preseason games, yet has just one catch for 17 yards. Hill is unlikely to be a factor behind Eric Decker and slot man Jeremy Kerley even if he can catch up to Nelson before Week 1. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:54 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.40 (2510th)
  • Jeremy Hill (shoulder) back on practice field
    Rookie RB Jeremy Hill is practicing at Bengals camp after suffering a shoulder injury in Saturday night's preseason game.

    Advice: Hill tweeted after the game that his shoulder is "fine," and he's practicing without limitations. Bengals beat writer Paul Dehner has projected Hill for 10-15 carries per game this season, but to this point Giovani Bernard has handled every single first-team exhibition game rep. We'll keep a close eye on Hill's usage in the Bengals' regular season dress rehearsal. The rookie power back has 52 yards on nine carries (5.78 YPC) and two receptions for 13 yards through two preseason games. Bernard has 10-32, with two catches for 15 yards. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:20 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.48 (154th)
  • Browns UDFA Crowell buried on depth chart
    Browns rookie RB Isaiah Crowell has two carries for three yards through two preseason games.

    Advice: It's not a good sign for the ballyhooed UDFA, who is running behind Ben Tate, Terrance West, and Dion Lewis, while Chris Ogbonnaya is an impact special teamer. We've seen it suggested the Browns want to "hide" Crowell in an effort to stash him on the practice squad, but everyone in the NFL knows who Crowell is. (And no one drafted him.) He seems like a roster long shot in Cleveland. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:37 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.05 (2642nd)
  • Polk plans to practice at less than 100 per.
    Eagles RB Chris Polk (hamstring) plans to resume practicing next week even if he's not 100 percent.

    Advice: Polk believes his roster spot is in danger. "There's nothing guaranteed," Polk said Tuesday. "I wasn't drafted. I'm not LeSean McCoy, Nick Foles, I'm not guaranteed anything." It's an admirable, but risky, attitude. Polk would ultimately have more to lose than gain by practicing at less than 100 percent. The Eagles are unlikely to let him. Polk's injury has opened the door for second-year UDFA Matthew Tucker. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:14 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.44 (1793rd)
  • RGIII bruises thigh on MNF, working on slides
    Robert Griffin III came out of Monday night's preseason game with a bruised thigh and admitted he needs to work on avoiding unnecessary hits.

    Advice: The bruised thigh isn't a concern, but RGIII's inability to protect himself is. He played wildly out of control against the Browns and took several hits at the end of runs. If he keeps it up, Griffin won't last a full season. The times he did slide, they were so awkward that he almost ended up hurting himself. Following the game, coach Jay Gruden stressed that RGIII "needs to protect himself." It's a habit RGIII needs to shake to stay healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:52 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.59 (15th)
  • 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
    0.00 (2037th)
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