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    • Broncos cut Matt Prater, rolling with McManus
      Broncos released K Matt Prater.

      Advice: Brandon McManus has won the Broncos' placekicking job and is worth owning in all fantasy leagues, despite a slow statistical start. Prater's base salary was $3 million while McManus only costs the veteran minimum. Now an unrestricted free agent, look for Prater to resurface quickly. Still only 30 years old, Prater was one of the best kickers in football last season. Rotoworld.com
      Oct 3, 10:47 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.13 (194th)
    • Harbaugh expects Pierce to be available
      Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Friday he expects Bernard Pierce (thigh) to be available for Week 5 at Indianapolis.

      Advice: "I expect him to be fully read to go," said Harbaugh. Pierce was active for Week 4, but did not play. His depth chart standing is entirely unclear at the moment, but Pierce is a threat to Lorenzo Taliaferro's usage against the Colts. Rotoworld.com
      Oct 3, 10:20 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.05 (2378th)
    • Odell Beckham questionable for Week 5
      Odell Beckham (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 5 against the Falcons.

      Advice: Beckham said Thursday he'd be happy to just play a limited number of snaps in his NFL debut. We suspect he'll rotate with Preston Parker. Beckham is worth rostering in 14-team leagues, but near-term expectations should be checked. Rotoworld.com
      Oct 3, 10:13 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.55 (159th)
    • Jonathan Stewart listed as doubtful
      Jonathan Stewart (knee) is listed as doubtful for Week 5.

      Advice: Panthers coach Ron Rivera insisted Stewart took a "big step forward" in his recovery from a Week 4 knee sprain, but he's not going to play this week. Rotoworld.com
      Oct 3, 10:04 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.21 (212th)
    • Marvin Jones misses practice again
      Marvin Jones (ankle) missed Bengals practice again Friday.

      Advice: Look for Mohamed Sanu in the No. 2 wideout role against New England. Rotoworld.com
      Oct 3, 10:03 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.37 (131st)
    • David Nelson (ankle) questionable for Week 5
      David Nelson (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 5 against the Chargers.

      Advice: Nelson was expected to miss the game, but coach Rex Ryan has been impressed with his improvement throughout a week of limited practices. Even if Nelson plays, he has zero fantasy value. He'd play in three-wide sets. Rotoworld.com
      Oct 3, 9:52 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.77 (2543rd)
    • Belichick: Dobson's never been disrespectful
      Coach Bill Belichick strongly denied a report that Aaron Dobson "mouthed off" to OC Josh McDaniels, leading to Dobson being inactive the past two weeks.

      Advice: "In my year and a half with Aaron Dobson, he has always been respectful to me and to the rest of the coaching staff," Belichick said. "He has never once been argumentative or confrontational. The suggestion and reporting that his playing time was in any way the result of a `loud disagreement' with a coach is completely false." Belichick says Dobson has been a healthy scratch because of "football" reasons. The Patriots desperately need his field-stretching ability on the outside. But it remains to be seen if he'll play Sunday against the Bengals. Rotoworld.com
      Oct 3, 9:48 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.02 (2564th)
    • Matt Prater will be back Week 6
      Suspended Matt Prater is expected to resume Broncos kicking duties Week 6.

      Advice: Fill-in Brandon McManus has been fine, going 3-of-3 on field goals and making all eight of his extra points through three games. But Prater was the NFL's best kicker last season, going 25-of-26 on field goals and leading the way in touchbacks (81). He's also 21-of-27 lifetime from 50 or more yards out. Prater will almost certainly get his job back as the proven veteran with a history of making pressure-packed kicks. He'll slide back in as a no-brainer top-three fantasy option weekly. Rotoworld.com
      Oct 3, 9:14 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.13 (194th)
    • Harry Douglas (foot) out again for Week 5
      Harry Douglas (foot) has been ruled out for Week 5 against the Giants.

      Advice: After a full week of practices last week, Douglas missed Week 4 and remains sidelined. Devin Hester will handle No. 3 duties between Julio Jones and Roddy White. Rotoworld.com
      Oct 3, 9:13 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.68 (121st)
    • Jonathan Stewart (knee) sidelined again Fri.
      Jonathan Stewart (knee) remained sidelined at practice Friday.

      Advice: He's highly doubtful for Week 5 after missing the past two days. It'll be Darrin Reaves leading the committee, with Fozzy Whittaker and Chris Ogbonnaya mixing in. Stewart will set his sights on a Week 6 return against the Bengals. Rotoworld.com
      Oct 3, 8:54 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.21 (212th)
    • Roddy White says he's going to score Sunday
      Roddy White says he's going to score a touchdown this week against the Giants.

      Advice: White has practiced in full each and every day this week for the first time all season. With health on his side, he's confident. The Giants will likely stick Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on Julio Jones, leaving Prince Amukamara to contend with White. Amukamara was once a whipping boy, but has been steady the past two seasons and is PFF's No. 4 corner. White is a back-end WR2. Rotoworld.com
      Oct 3, 7:12 am
       
      Probable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.24 (61st)
    • Amendola underwent offseason groin surgery
      Danny Amendola revealed Thursday that he underwent offseason groin surgery.

      Advice: Amendola tore the adductor muscle in his groin last year in Week 1 and ultimately ended up playing through the issue. He was never the same player and has been a man on the side of a milk carton the first month of 2014. Amendola has just three catches for 16 yards and is playing under 50 percent of the snaps. He's obviously well off the fantasy radar and will likely be cut in 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Oct 3, 6:42 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.91 (2540th)
    • Bill: Dobson inactive for 'football' reasons
      Coach Bill Belichick says Aaron Dobson has been a healthy inactive the past two weeks because of "football" reasons.

      Advice: This situation has become weird. Earlier in the week, it was reported that Dobson "mouthed off" to OC Josh McDaniels, and that was the reason he's been scratched the past two games. Asked if there was a confrontation, Belichick responded, "No, and I'll have a comment on that later." Expect another update on Dobson at some point this weekend. He's merely a stash in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Oct 3, 6:27 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.02 (2564th)
    • Cordarrelle's hip 'fine'; wants more touches
      Cordarrelle Patterson said the hip injury that forced him to leave Thursday night's loss early is "fine," and that he wants to be "more involved" on offense.

      Advice: "I don't know what's going on," Patterson continued. "We have a plan. I'm sticking to the plan. I trust coach (Norv) Turner and the whole staff with what they're doing. Hopefully I get more touches." Since totaling 128 yards and a touchdown in the opener, Patterson is averaging 3 catches for 40.75 yards per game with no scores and just one total rushing attempt over the past four games. He'll be a boom-or-bust WR4 when the Vikings host the Lions in Week 6. Rotoworld.com
      Oct 3, 6:12 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.83 (115th)
    • Mental side of game has 'zombified' Ebron
      Eric Ebron said the mental side of the game has "zombified" him at times as a rookie.

      Advice: "You just turn into a zombie mentally," Ebron said. "But you're there physically. Oh, your body's going to work, but your brain just stops." Rookie tight ends have more on their plate than most positions. They need to know blocking schemes, pass plays, run plays, and line up in multiple positions. It's one main reason we weren't bullish on Ebron for 2014. He'll be a sophomore leap candidate, while continuing to play a limited role on offense in year one. Rotoworld.com
      Oct 3, 5:58 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.18 (177th)
    • Richard Rodgers held without a catch in Week
      Richard Rodgers was held without a catch in Week 5 against the Vikings.

      Advice: It was a step back after Rodgers had two catches for 52 yards in Week 4. He played behind Andrew Quarless, and remains the Packers' move tight end. Brandon Bostick was active this week, but didn't play any snaps. Rotoworld.com
      Oct 2, 10:01 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.29 (2376th)
    • Jarius Wright gets team-high eight targets
      Jarius Wright caught three passes for 27 yards in Thursday night's Week 5 loss to the Packers.

      Advice: Wright was targeted a team-high eight times by Christian Ponder. He's been more involved the last two weeks with Kyle Rudolph sidelined, and has shown good chemistry with both Ponder and Teddy Bridgewater. Cordarrelle Patterson exited in the second half with a hip injury, leaving Wright to play opposite Greg Jennings in two-wide sets. Wright could see an expanded role in Week 6 if Patterson misses time. Rotoworld.com
      Oct 2, 9:37 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.84 (1781st)
    • Jordy Nelson has 66-yard TD on Thursday night
      Jordy Nelson caught one pass for 66 yards and a touchdown in Thursday night's win over the Vikings.

      Advice: Nelson got behind Harrison Smith on a double move for his 66-yard touchdown. It was his only catch of the night. He was targeted just three times before the Packers decided to rest him in the fourth quarter. The NFL's leading receiver, Nelson will remain a WR1 for next week's matchup with the Dolphins. Rotoworld.com
      Oct 2, 9:10 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.65 (24th)
    • Cordarrelle Patterson exits with hip injury
      Cordarrelle Patterson left Thursday night's game against the Packers with a hip injury.

      Advice: Patterson went down after six-yard screen in the third quarter. He briefly returned for one play, but will likely be held out for the rest of the game. With Christian Ponder at quarterback, Patterson had two catches for eight yards on four targets. Rotoworld.com
      Oct 2, 7:50 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.83 (115th)
    • Cordarrelle Patterson exits with hip injury
      Cordarrelle Patterson left Sunday night's Week 4 game against the Packers with a hip injury.

      Advice: Patteson went down after a six-yard bubble screen in the third quarter. The Vikings are calling his return questionable. He had just two catches for eight yards on four targets before exiting. Rotoworld.com
      Oct 2, 7:31 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.83 (115th)
    • Marvin Jones (ankle) not practicing Thursday
      Marvin Jones (ankle) was held out of Bengals practice Thursday.

      Advice: Just like that, Jones appears poised to miss another game after returning from his broken foot. If Jones indeed ends up sitting, Mohamed Sanu will remain the Bengals' No. 2 receiver opposite A.J. Green against the Patriots' stout pass defense. Rotoworld.com
      Oct 2, 12:56 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.37 (131st)
    • Harry Douglas (foot) still not practicing
      Harry Douglas (foot) remained sidelined at Falcons practice Thursday.

      Advice: Douglas' Week 5 status is clear as mud. What, if anything, he's able to do in Friday's practice will be critical for his odds of suiting up against the Giants. Fantasy owners can't be counting on Douglas as a WR4. Rotoworld.com
      Oct 2, 10:13 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.68 (121st)
    • Jonathan Stewart not in pads Thursday
      Jonathan Stewart (knee) is not in pads Thursday.

      Advice: He was "DNP." Even if Stewart is somehow active Sunday, he'd only handle a portion of the workload while splitting time with Darrin Reaves. Stewart is fully expected to sit. Rotoworld.com
      Oct 2, 9:43 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.21 (212th)
    • 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
      Oct 2, 8:48 am
       
      Probable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.24 (61st)
    • 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 did the same on Thursday, though he was officially "limited." 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
      Oct 2, 5:43 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.55 (159th)
    • Report: Aaron Dobson 'mouthed off' to Pats OC
      A source told the Boston Globe that Aaron Dobson was deactivated in Weeks 3 and 4 because he "mouthed off" to Patriots OC Josh McDaniels.

      Advice: "Mouthing off" to Belichick wannabe McDaniels apparently costs you two full games, despite the Patriots' glaring needs at perimeter wide receiver. 23 years old, big, and fast, Dobson would give New England an offensive element it sorely lacks, but it sounds like McDaniels is putting his ego before the team. Dobson's status going forward is unclear. He's just a WR5 stash in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Oct 1, 5:46 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.02 (2564th)
    • 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
      Oct 1, 5:09 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.77 (2543rd)
    • Bernard Pierce (thigh) practices Wednesday
      Bernard Pierce (thigh) is practicing in full for Week 5.

      Advice: Pierce also practiced in full last week, but was held out of Sunday's blowout win as a precautionary measure. He's currently behind Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro for carries, and isn't a must-hold in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Oct 1, 2:38 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.05 (2378th)
    • Marvin Jones tweaks ankle, doesn't practice
      Marvin Jones tweaked his ankle on Wednesday and was listed as "DNP."

      Advice: Jones can't catch a break. After missing all of the offseason program with an ankle injury, Jones returned to training camp for all of one practice before breaking his foot. In his first official practice back from the broken foot on Wednesday, Jones hurts his ankle. He was initially expected to make his season debut this week against New England, but now Jones' status is up in the air. Rotoworld.com
      Oct 1, 1:13 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.37 (131st)
    • 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
      Oct 1, 10:54 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.55 (159th)
    • Harry Douglas (foot) not practicing Wednesday
      Harry Douglas (foot) is not practicing Wednesday.

      Advice: Douglas got in three full practices last week after hurting his foot in Week 3, but he ended up being inactive Week 4. It's fair to wonder if he suffered a setback. If Douglas is unable to play this week, Devin Hester will be the No. 3. Rotoworld.com
      Oct 1, 10:40 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.68 (121st)
    • Jonathan Stewart (knee) practicing Wednesday
      Jonathan Stewart (knee) returned to practice Wednesday.

      Advice: The Panthers are desperate for running back help, and coach Ron Rivera said he's hopeful Stewart will be able to suit up this week against the Bears. Stewart hurt his knee in Week 3 and was initially slapped with a month-long timetable. He's not going to be 100 percent, but the Panthers may need him to play. Stewart would be a mere RB3 while handling around a dozen carries. Rotoworld.com
      Oct 1, 9:43 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.21 (212th)
    • Panthers hopeful Stewart can play this week
      Coach Ron Rivera is hopeful Jonathan Stewart (knee) can play Week 5 against the Bears.

      Advice: Stewart practiced on a limited basis last Friday before missing Sunday's loss to the Ravens. With DeAngelo Williams' ankle in a cast and out this week, the Panthers will hope Stewart can give it a go, even at less than 100 percent. If Stewart can play, it's a plus matchup, though we wouldn't expect him to carry a full load. Darrin Reaves, Fozzy Whittaker, and Chris Ogbonnaya round out the depth chart. Rotoworld.com
      Oct 1, 7:08 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.21 (212th)
    • Marvin Jones (foot) expected to return Sunday
      Marvin Jones (foot) is expected to make his 2014 debut in Sunday night's game at New England.

      Advice: We'd keep expectations in check initially as Jones practiced a grand total of one time during the offseason program and training camp. But based on talent alone, he'll pass up Mohamed Sanu quickly for outside receiving duties and become a major red-zone threat. Jones posted a 51-712-10 line last year despite playing on just 50.0 percent of the snaps. "Oh yes, I can't wait," OC Hue Jackson said when asked about Jones' return. "He can run and catch. Not only does he take the top off, he scores a lot of touchdowns, too." Rotoworld.com
      Sep 30, 5:52 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.37 (131st)
    • Amendola posts airball in Week 4 loss to KC
      Danny Amendola was held without a catch in the Patriots' Week 4 loss to the Chiefs.

      Advice: Even as one of the three receivers active, Amendola didn't draw a single target. He has just three catches for 16 yards this season, and clearly doesn't have Tom Brady's trust. Amendola is now falling behind Brandon LaFell. He's obviously not worth owning in any format. Amendola may find himself inactive soon. Rotoworld.com
      Sep 29, 9:38 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.91 (2540th)
    • Dobson, Thompkins both scratches for MNF
      Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins are both healthy inactives for Monday night's Week 4 game against the Chiefs.

      Advice: That's back-to-back weeks for Dobson being a scratch. The Patriots will roll with Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, and Brandon LaFell as their top three receivers. Also inactive for Week 4 are OL Josh Kline, OL Jordan Devey, DL Zach Moore, DL Casey Walker, and CB Alfonzo Dennard. Rotoworld.com
      Sep 29, 4:08 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.02 (2564th)
    • 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
      Sep 29, 2:35 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.77 (2543rd)
    • 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
      Sep 29, 12:45 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.55 (159th)
    • Harry Douglas expected to practice this week
      Harry Douglas (foot) is expected to practice this week.

      Advice: Coach Mike Smith presented this news as illuminating in Monday's presser, but it isn't since Douglas practiced every day in Week 4 before failing to suit up against the Vikings. We'd expect Douglas to return against the Giants, but he should be considered legitimately questionable. Rotoworld.com
      Sep 29, 11:42 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.68 (121st)
    • 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
      Sep 29, 8:29 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.55 (159th)
    • Jarius Wright plays on 40 snaps Sunday
      Jarius Wright played on 42-of-79 snaps (53.1 percent) in Sunday's win over the Falcons.

      Advice: Wright was the clear No. 3 receiver as Greg Jennings got 76 snaps and Cordarrelle Patterson got 70. But Wright was the apple of Teddy Bridgewater's eye as the Vikings used more three-wide sets than they did all season, in part thanks to Kyle Rudolph's injury. The result was a team-high 10 targets that yielded eight catches and 132 yards. Wright and Teddy clearly have chemistry after spending so much time together on the second unit, putting him on the WR4/5 radar for Thursday's game against the Packers. Rotoworld.com
      Sep 29, 7:28 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.84 (1781st)
    • Snaps are there for Cordarrelle Patterson
      Cordarrelle Patterson has played on 121-of-136 offensive snaps (88.9 percent) over the last two weeks.

      Advice: The snaps are there for Patterson, but the usage is not. During these two weeks, he has a total of six catches on nine targets and just one rushing attempt. On Sunday, the Vikings chose to force-feed Jarius Wright -- who has spent a ton of time with Teddy Bridgewater as part of the second-stringers over the past few months. Patterson has a nice matchup at Green Bay on Thursday night, but will be boom-or-bust. Rotoworld.com
      Sep 29, 7:06 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.83 (115th)
    • 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
      Sep 28, 5:33 pm
       
      Probable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.24 (61st)
    • C-Pat once again mostly a non-factor in win
      Cordarrelle Patterson caught 2-of-4 targets for 38 yards in the Vikings' Week 4 win over the Falcons.

      Advice: Patterson hasn't done much of anything since shredding the Rams in the opener. We're not sure what the reason is, but the Vikings aren't featuring Patterson, instead opting to work the ball to Jarius Wright in this one. Wright was targeted 10 times mostly on screens and short passes, turning them into 132 yards. Patterson would have likely done that and more if given the same workload. After four games, Patterson is on pace for a 52-724-0 receiving line. He also isn't getting many carries. For now, Patterson is a boom-or-bust WR3. Rotoworld.com
      Sep 28, 5:29 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.83 (115th)
    • Bernard Pierce was held out 'as a precaution'
      According to the Baltimore Sun, Bernard Pierce was held out of Sunday's Week 4 win as a "precautionary measure."

      Advice: The Sun clarifies that Pierce's "thigh" injury is a strained quad. The Ravens aren't going to say publicly that Pierce has fallen down the depth chart, but it looked that way against the Panthers. Justin Forsett was the lead back, and Lorenzo Taliaferro was the clock-killing finisher. Fantasy owners who've been hanging into Pierce in 10- and 12-team leagues can consider dropping him. Rotoworld.com
      Sep 28, 5:29 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.05 (2378th)
    • Jarius Wright goes off for 8-132 in victory
      Jarius Wright caught eight passes for 132 yards in the Vikings' Week 4 win over the Falcons.

      Advice: Wright led the team with 10 targets, six more than the next Viking on the list. Teddy Bridgewater was consistently hitting Wright on screens and quick passes. Wright broke one for 52 yards before getting caught from behind in the red zone. He was also overthrown by Bridgewater on a deep bomb that would have been a 75-yard touchdown. We'd like to chalk this up as a bit of a fluke. Wright would ideally be the third or fourth option in the passing game. But Wright is certainly worth monitoring into a Week 5 date with the Packers. Rotoworld.com
      Sep 28, 5:16 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.84 (1781st)
    • Richard Rodgers starts hot, then disappears
      Richard Rodgers caught two passes for 52 yards in Sunday's Week 4 win at Chicago.

      Advice: Rodgers appeared to be on his way to a big day early as he caught the first two passes of the game. But he then went back into his invisible state even though the Packers ran more "12" formations than usual. These were the first two catches of Rodgers' NFL career. Rotoworld.com
      Sep 28, 2:21 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.29 (2376th)
    • Bears have no answer for Jordy Nelson
      Jordy Nelson caught 10 passes for 108 yards with two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 4 win at Chicago.

      Advice: Oddly, the Bears left Nelson in 1-on-1 coverage or lost him in zones on the majority of snaps. And predictably, one of the best all-around receivers in the NFL made them pay with his second massive box score of the season. Through four games, Nelson is on pace for 132 catches, 1,824 yards and 12 touchdowns on 196 targets. It's not a fluke. A dominator at all three levels with an ability to play both inside and outside, Nelson is in play for the No. 1 wideout in all of fantasy football. Rotoworld.com
      Sep 28, 1:55 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.65 (24th)
    • Ebron snaps first career touchdown Week 4
      Eric Ebron caught three passes for 34 yards and a touchdown against the Jets Week 4.

      Advice: Ebron played a bigger offensive role with Joseph Fauria (ankle) out and Calvin Johnson (ankle) limited, but still only saw four targets thrown his way. Ebron is on pace for 24 catches for 288 yards and four scores this season. Rotoworld.com
      Sep 28, 1:40 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.18 (177th)
    • Bernard Pierce doesn't play in win
      Bernard Pierce did not touch the ball in the Ravens' Week 4 blowout win over the Panthers.

      Advice: Pierce, who was inactive for Week 3 with a thigh injury, spent this game standing beside coach John Harbaugh on the sideline. He practiced fully all week and was listed as probable on the injury report, but may have fallen behind Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro permanently. Fantasy owners can seriously consider dropping Pierce due to ineffectiveness and playing-time concerns. Rotoworld.com
      Sep 28, 1:01 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.05 (2378th)
    • Harry Douglas (foot) inactive vs. Vikings
      Harry Douglas (foot) is inactive for Week 4 against the Vikings.

      Advice: It comes as a surprise after Douglas practiced in full all week. He should be okay for Week 5. Devin Hester will see more reps as the No. 3 receiver. The rest of the Falcons' inactives: QB Sean Renfree, CB Javier Arenas, LB Tyler Starr, OL James Stone, OT Ryan Schraeder, and DT Cliff Matthews. Rotoworld.com
      Sep 28, 12:00 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.68 (121st)
    • 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
      Sep 28, 11:05 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.77 (2543rd)
    • Mort: Pierce 'will be eased' back into action
      ESPN's Chris Mortensen said Bernard Pierce (thigh) "will be eased" backed into action against the Panthers.

      Advice: After Lorenzo Taliaferro put on a show with Pierce inactive last week, the Ravens can afford to let Pierce feel his way into the game. Between Taliaferro, Pierce and Justin Forsett, it is almost impossible to predict who will lead the Ravens' backfield in touches against the Panthers. This is a situation to avoid if possible. Rotoworld.com
      Sep 28, 9:18 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.05 (2378th)
    • Jonathan Stewart (knee) inactive, as expected
      Panthers declared RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) inactive for Sunday's Week 4 game at Baltimore.

      Advice: Stewart surprisingly got back in a limited practice Friday and was listed as questionable, but he wasn't moving well and was never expected to play. The Panthers will roll with Darrin Reaves and Tauren Poole behind DeAngelo Williams in this difficult matchup. The rest of their inactives: QB Joe Webb, S Tre Boston, RB Fozzy Whittaker, LB Thomas Davis, OL Andrew Norwell and TE Brandon Williams. Rotoworld.com
      Sep 28, 8:52 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.21 (212th)
    • 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
      Sep 27, 1:03 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.77 (2543rd)
    • Kubiak on his RBs: They're all going to play
      When asked about his running backs, Ravens OC Gary Kubiak said "they're all going to play."

      Advice: Bernard Pierce is back healthy, Lorenzo Taliaferro starred last week and Justin Forsett has at least 12 touches in all three games so far. "We're going to keep a fresh guy on the field -- that's what we're going to do -- and if we feel like one guy has the hot hand, so to speak, then obviously he's going to go back out," Kubiak said. We're expecting Pierce to start, but he hasn't had a hot hand since 2012 and is therefore a weak flex play against a tough Panthers front seven. Taliaferro is a better bet to get the hot hand if he can get some volume. Forsett projects as the change-of-pace option. Rotoworld.com
      Sep 26, 3:41 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.05 (2378th)
    • Lions rookie Ebron to play 'much bigger role'
      The Lions' website expects rookie Eric Ebron to play a "much bigger role" in Week 4 against the Jets with Joseph Fauria (ankle) out of commission.

      Advice: The 10th overall pick in May's draft, Ebron has managed 38 yards on eight targets to this point in the season. His snap count will presumably go from the 23-25 range into the 40s against the Jets. Although Ebron is an especially green, 21-year-old rookie, he's worth a long look for TE1 streamers. Ebron ran 4.6-flat at the Combine, with an explosive 10-foot broad jump at 6-foot-4, 250. Rotoworld.com
      Sep 26, 12:25 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.18 (177th)
    • Bernard Pierce listed as probable
      Bernard Pierce (thigh) is listed as probable for Week 4.

      Advice: Pierce is expected to play against the Panthers, although his role is entirely unclear. He's been outplayed by both change-of-pace back Justin Forsett and rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro. Pierce is a desperate flex option versus Carolina. Rotoworld.com
      Sep 26, 11:51 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.05 (2378th)
    • Jonathan Stewart won't be playing Week 4
      Panthers coach Ron Rivera hinted Friday that Jonathan Stewart (questionable, knee) remains a long shot to play in Week 4, despite practicing Friday.

      Advice: "(Linebacker) Thomas (Davis) looked pretty good today," Rivera said. "Jonathan, not as good as we had hoped." Although he is listed as questionable, it's unclear whether Stewart will even make the trip to Baltimore. The Panthers' only healthy running backs are DeAngelo Williams and Darrin Reaves. They may be forced to sign Tauren Poole from the practice squad on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Sep 26, 10:06 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.21 (212th)
    • 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
      Sep 26, 9:27 am
       
      Probable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.24 (61st)
    • Harry Douglas (foot) questionable for Week 4
      Harry Douglas (foot) is listed as questionable for Week 4 against the Vikings.

      Advice: Douglas is expected to play despite the "Q" tag. He practiced in full Wednesday and Thursday, but "didn't go as hard" on Friday. With Roddy White also expected to play Sunday against Minnesota, Douglas will be a borderline WR3/4. Rotoworld.com
      Sep 26, 9:22 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.68 (121st)
    • J-Stew (knee) surprisingly practices Friday
      Jonathan Stewart (knee) returned to practice Friday.

      Advice: It comes as a major surprise after Stewart sprained his knee last Sunday night and was slapped with a multi-week timetable. However, beat writers observed that Stewart didn't look spry in Friday's session. He's a long shot to suit up against the Ravens. DeAngelo Williams should carry the mail as an RB2. Rotoworld.com
      Sep 26, 8:44 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.21 (212th)
    • 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
      Sep 26, 5:44 am
       
      Probable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.24 (61st)
    • Bernard Pierce practicing in full for Week 4
      Bernard Pierce (thigh) is practicing in full for Week 4.

      Advice: Pierce is expected to get the start against the Panthers' solid run defense, but could be on a short leash after rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro showed well against the Browns in Week 3. Justin Forsett will remain the change-of-pace back. Pierce is a touchdown-dependent RB3. Rotoworld.com
      Sep 25, 1:40 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.05 (2378th)
    • Vikes OC: We need to get Patterson the ball
      Vikings OC Norv Turner admits he's "got to continue to work ways" to get Cordarrelle Patterson the ball.

      Advice: "Cordarrelle is a different situation he was a year ago," Turner said. "He's growing and teams are matching with him and they're concentrating on him." It's easy to say the Vikes have to get C-Patt the ball in Adrian Peterson and Kyle Rudolph's absence, but he has to continue to progress as a receiver who can create his own looks. That being said, Patterson is so dangerous with the ball in his hands that he remains locked in as a WR2. We trust Turner to scheme the ball to his biggest weapon. Rotoworld.com
      Sep 25, 11:25 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.83 (115th)
    • 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
      Sep 25, 10:39 am
       
      Probable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.24 (61st)
    • Harry Douglas practicing in full for Week 4
      Harry Douglas (foot) is practicing in full for Week 4.

      Advice: Barring a setback, Douglas will be ready to rock against the Vikings after suffering what appeared to be a fairly serious foot injury in Week 3. As usual, he'll be a WR4 in standard leagues, and a WR3 in PPR formats. Rotoworld.com
      Sep 25, 10:37 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.68 (121st)
    • 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
      Sep 25, 10:24 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.77 (2543rd)
    • 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
      Sep 25, 8:36 am
       
      Probable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.24 (61st)
    • Patriots have no real explanationon Dobson
      Bill Belichick declined to specifically reveal why Aaron Dobson was a healthy scratch in Week 3.

      Advice: The blatantly ineffective duo of Kenbrell Thompkins and Brandon LaFell both dressed against the Raiders. Belichick can claim gameplan and special teams considerations all he wants, but it's clear that Dobson isn't progressing as the team would like this season. There's no way to know if he'll be active against the Chiefs on Monday night. Rotoworld.com
      Sep 25, 5:52 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.02 (2564th)
    • Jonathan Stewart says he's week-to-week
      Jonathan Stewart (knee) said he's week-to-week.

      Advice: Stewart sprained his knee in last week's loss to the Steelers. Reports have suggested he could miss about a month. Stewart can't stay healthy, and can be dropped across the fantasy landscape for higher upside stashes. Rotoworld.com
      Sep 24, 11:07 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.21 (212th)
    • 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
      Sep 24, 10:48 am
       
      Probable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.24 (61st)
    • Pierce (thigh) back at Ravens practice Weds.
      Bernard Pierce (thigh) returned to Ravens practice on Wednesday.

      Advice: Pierce technically practiced last week, but was unable to suit up for the Week 3 win over the Browns. He's tentatively expected to play against the Panthers. And ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley believes Pierce will resume the starter's role. In a tough matchup at less than 100 percent with rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro breathing down his neck, we're shying away from Pierce in fantasy lineups. His leash will be short. Taliaferro looked like a keeper last Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Sep 24, 10:41 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.05 (2378th)
    • Harry Douglas (foot) practicing Wednesday
      Harry Douglas (foot) is practicing Wednesday.

      Advice: Douglas was held out of Monday's informal session, but is practicing in full on Wednesday. It puts him on track to play this week. Douglas will be a WR3/4 against the Vikings. Rotoworld.com
      Sep 24, 10:37 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.68 (121st)
    • 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
      Sep 24, 10:23 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.55 (159th)
    • 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
      Sep 23, 11:04 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.55 (159th)
    • 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
      Sep 23, 9:44 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.55 (159th)
    • Richard Rodgers a 'disaster' in run game
      The Green Bay Press-Gazette calls TE Richard Rodgers a "disaster" in the run game.

      Advice: Perhaps the Packers could live with Rodgers' run-blocking woes if he was contributing in the pass game. But he has zero catches on one target through three games, losing snaps to Andrew Quarless in the process. Jermichael Finley's old spot has turned into a fantasy black hole. Rotoworld.com
      Sep 23, 7:41 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.29 (2376th)
    • 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
      Sep 23, 6:34 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.55 (159th)
    • 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
      Sep 22, 9:32 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.77 (2543rd)
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