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  • Garrett 'certainly' optimistic Romo can play
    Coach Jason Garrett said Thursday he's "certainly" optimistic Tony Romo (back) can play in Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Romo did not participate in the Thursday morning walkthrough and is unlikely to practice much -- if at all - this week. However, he doesn't have any structural damage in his back and we've seen him play through all kinds of pain before, often taking pre-game injections. Ultimately, owners should expect a game-time call ahead of the 1pm ET matchup against a leaky Cardinals secondary. Rotoworld.com
    28 minutes ago
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    19.35 (17th)
  • Rashad Jennings already ruled out of Week 9
    Rashad Jennings (knee) will not play in Monday's game against the Colts.

    Advice: Jennings rehab from a Week 5 MCL sprain is not going as expected -- he hasn't even resumed practicing yet. We'll consider him questionable for Week 10. In the meantime, rookie Andre Williams will try to rebound from two ineffective and disappointing starts prior to the bye. Showing a lack of vision and a tendency to run to contact, Williams will only be a borderline RB2. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:04 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2340th)
  • Mort: Bengals getting Peerman ready
    According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, the Bengals are "getting [Cedric] Peerman ready as a complimentary back to Jeremy Hill."

    Advice: Gio Bernard (hip) is in doubt for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. He couldn't finish last week's game and did not practice on Wednesday. The change-of-pace type Peerman has been on the fringe of Cincy's roster for the last five seasons, rushing just 54 times. The real winner if Gio sits, of course, would be rookie power back Jeremy Hill. He'd take on feature duties and would be a candidate for 20 touches. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:54 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.21 (2641st)
  • Tate blames lack of holes for poor numbers
    Ben Tate suggested that a lack of running lanes is the reason for his brutal two-game stretch.

    Advice: Over the last two weeks, Tate has rushed 31 times for 62 yards (2.0 YPC). He was asked if there were any holes against the Raiders last week. "Did you watch the game?" he replied. Tate now has another favorable matchup against Tampa Bay's leaky run defense this week, but is just an RB2 post-Alex Mack. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:29 am
     
    Probable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    14.63 (18th)
  • Charles Sims to push for 10+ touches Sunday?
    Bucs beat writer Greg Auman sees 10-plus touches for Charles Sims (ankle) Sunday.

    Advice: It sounds like a lot for a rookie that has been on IR/return all season, but it speaks to the kind of role the Bucs want him to have. Doug Martin (ankle) is in a walking boot and highly questionable, possibly leaving Sims and Bobby Rainey as the top-two backs against the Browns' No. 30 run defense Sunday. "There's no doubt, when (Sims) is ready to go, he will give us a spark," coach Lovie Smith said. "I feel pretty confident in saying that." Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:47 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2284th)
  • Darren Sproles (knee) appears ready to return
    Darren Sproles (knee) appears ready to return for Sunday's game at Houston.

    Advice: Sproles, who was limited in practice before sitting out Week 8, is practicing in full this week. He'll be ready for a bit role against the Texans, likely something in the neighborhood of 5-7 touches. It's not a drain on LeSean McCoy's projection at all. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:36 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.12 (161st)
  • Doctors don't know if Pitta will play again
    Doctors do not know yet if Dennis Pitta (hip surgery) will play football again.

    Advice: It's been five weeks since Pitta went under the knife to repair his second dislocated and fractured hip. "In a few months, we'll see how I'm feeling and how things are going, and we'll be able to make some determinations then," he said. Pitta, 29, signed a five-year, $32.5 million contract with $16 million guaranteed in February of this year. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:30 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1795th)
  • Michael Vick says he'll play with control
    New Jets starter Michael Vick says he has "to play with some type of control."

    Advice: After relieving Geno Smith against the Bills last week, Vick committed three turnovers in three quarters. "Last week, I got too greedy," he said Wednesday. "I was trying to play like a 24-year-old Mike Vick." We don't expect Vick to shed his turnover- or injury-prone label, but he does have some fantasy upside thanks to his still dominant legs. Ideally, streamers will use him in a Week 10 home game against the Steelers rather than at Arrowhead against the Chiefs Sunday. Note that while starting for the Eagles in the first four games of last season, Vick averaged 270.0 pass yards, 57.0 rush yards and 1.7 total touchdowns per game. He knows this Marty Mornhinweg offense well after their time together in Philly. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:12 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    15.52 (42nd)
  • Mark Ingram says he feels good on short week
    Mark Ingram said he feels good despite the short recovery time ahead of Thursday's game against Carolina.

    Advice: We're always a little leery of players in the Thursday games, especially running backs who touched the ball 25 times the previous Sunday. But the spot is right again for Ingram as Pierre Thomas is out and Khiry Robinson is highly questionable, leaving Ingram to carry the load against a Panthers team that is giving up 5.22 YPC to opposing running backs. He's a borderline RB1 option. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:57 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    14.12 (21st)
  • Cordarrelle not even on injury report
    Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle) is not even on the Week 9 injury report.

    Advice: Patterson lightly bruised his left ankle in last week's win at Tampa, but it's obviously not a concern. He's trending up this week after seeing a season-high 12 targets and coming up with an encouraging 6-86-0 line. The Redskins are primed for a letdown after upsetting Dallas on Monday night. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:52 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.77 (115th)
  • Marcedes Lewis back on practice field
    Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis (ankle) has resumed practicing on a limited basis.

    Advice: Lewis is eligible to come off short-term IR for Week 12. It appears he's on track to do so, which would really ding Clay Harbor's TE2 status. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:47 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1749th)
  • Patrick Willis back at practice
    49ers ILB Patrick Willis (toe) returned to practice Wednesday.

    Advice: It's Willis' first practice since going down in the Week 6 loss at Denver. He says he does not have turf toe, but rather a strained muscle in his toe. Consider Willis questionable for Sunday against the lowly Rams. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:32 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    7.46 (1119th)
  • Alex Smith (shoulder) practicing in full
    Alex Smith (shoulder) is practicing in full this week.

    Advice: Smith was slammed to the turf by Robert Quinn on back-to-back plays late in the first half of Sunday's win over the Rams, lightly spraining his throwing shoulder. It's not a concern going forward. Smith has a dream matchup on paper this week against a Jets team that stuffs the run and gets exposed by the pass, but his conservative style caps upside. Just one of Smith's 29 pass attempts traveled more than 10 yards down the field Sunday. Smith hasn't thrown a touchdown to a wide receiver this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:27 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    18.03 (26th)
  • Giants officially place Jon Beason on I.R.
    Giants placed MLB Jon Beason (toe) on injured reserve, ending his season.

    Advice: It's a procedural move after Beason was recommended surgery earlier this week. Jameel McClain will replace Beason at the MIKE spot. The Giants signed CB Chris Harris to take his spot on the active roster. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:21 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (955th)
  • Charles Sims has chance to play in Week 9
    Bucs coach Lovie Smith said Charles Sims (ankle, I.R./return) has a chance to play in Sunday's game against the Browns.

    Advice: Sims has been practicing since last week, and hasn't had any setbacks. With Doug Martin dealing with an ankle injury, he could be used in a committee with Bobby Rainey. The Bucs are hoping Sims can "provide a spark" in the run game. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:06 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2284th)
  • Patrick Peterson (concussion) cleared
    Patrick Peterson (concussion) has been cleared to practice.

    Advice: Peterson should be fine for Week 9 against the Cowboys after suffering the concussion last Sunday against the Eagles. Pro Football Focus' No. 90 cover corner out of 107 qualifiers, Peterson should see a ton of Dez Bryant this weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:22 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    3.25 (1706th)
  • Darren Sproles (knee) practicing in full
    Darren Sproles (knee) is practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Sproles was a full participant, putting him on track to return this week. He figures to play limited snaps coming off an MCL sprain. Sproles isn't a recommended fantasy option for Week 9. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:55 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.12 (161st)
  • Cordarrelle Patterson to practice all week
    Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he expects Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle) to practice all week.

    Advice: It confirms that Patterson's ankle injury isn't serious. Patterson will be a boom-or-bust WR3 for Week 9 against Washington. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:17 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.77 (115th)
  • Alex Smith (shoulder) practicing Wednesday
    Alex Smith (shoulder) is practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Smith strained his throwing shoulder last week against the Rams, but played through it and remains on track to start Week 9 against the Jets. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:15 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    18.03 (26th)
  • No surprise: Tony Romo not practicing Wed.
    Tony Romo (back) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Not a surprise. Romo likely won't practice at all this week with the Cowboys calling him day-to-day with his back contusion. Romo is already shaping up as a full-blown game-time decision for Week 9 against the Cardinals. Jerry Jones has said Romo's status will be determined on how much pain Romo can handle. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:25 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    19.35 (17th)
  • Romo's status will be based on pain tolerance
    Jerry Jones said Tony Romo's Week 9 status will be based on "pain tolerance," and Romo could be a "game-time decision."

    Advice: Early Wednesday, ESPN's Ed Werder passed along an "emerging possibility" that Romo "will miss time," perhaps 1-2 games. At this point, the Cowboys don't know if Romo will be available to play against the Cardinals. We'd consider Romo very likely to sit out all of the practice week, with Brandon Weeden taking the first-team reps. Fantasy owners should have quarterback alternatives in place. The 6-2 Cowboys can't afford to take chances with Romo. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:46 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    19.35 (17th)
  • Report: Romo 'remains in doubt' for Week 9
    Profootballtalk reports Tony Romo (back) "remains in doubt" for Week 9 against the Cardinals.

    Advice: After an optimistic start to the week with the Cowboys saying Romo is dealing with a mere "back contusion" and negative X-rays, reports have become less glowing. While Romo's injury isn't considered severe, now that the pain killers have worn off, Romo is very likely quite sore. NFL Network's Albert Breer adds Romo is "no sure thing" for Week 9, and the Cowboys are taking a "day-to-day approach" with their quarterback. Brandon Weeden would get the start if Romo can't play. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:28 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    19.35 (17th)
  • Report: Romo 'questionable at best' for Wk 9
    Ian Fitzsimmons of ESPN Radio in Dallas is "told" Tony Romo is "questionable at best" to play in Week 9 against the Cardinals after suffering a back injury in Monday night's loss to the Redskins.

    Advice: Romo was in so much pain Monday night that he is likely very sore early this week, and could miss all three Cowboys practices. Per Fitzsimmons, Romo's "season is not in jeopardy," but missing Week 9 is a real possibility. The Cowboys are 6-2 and can't afford to a setback that would cost their quarterback significant time. If Romo were unable to go, the Cowboys would start Brandon Weeden and likely ride their already high-volume running game relentlessly. We'll have updates on Romo's outlook throughout the week. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:28 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    19.35 (17th)
  • Patrick Peterson in concussion protocol
    Patrick Peterson is in the league's concussion protocol.

    Advice: It's confirmation that Peterson indeed did suffer a concussion on Sunday against the Eagles. Peterson's play hasn't matched his name or his contract this season. He's graded out as Pro Football Focus' 90th cover corner out of 107 qualifiers, surrendering five touchdowns in his coverage. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:54 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    3.25 (1706th)
  • Romo's back injury not related to 2013 issue
    Speaking at Tuesday's presser, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Tony Romo's back injury is not related to the back issue that ended his 2013 season and required surgery.

    Advice: "It appears to be a separate injury, not related to what he had last year," were Garrett's exact words. It's obviously encouraging news, but the Cowboys are still awaiting Romo's MRI results. It's not a slam dunk that he'll be ready for Week 9 despite returning to Monday's loss to the Redskins. We should have a much firmer idea of Romo's status 24 hours from now. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:49 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    19.35 (17th)
  • 'Not a slam dunk' Sims is activated?
    According to the Tampa Bay Times, it's "not a slam dunk" that RB Charles Sims (ankle, I.R./return) is activated for Week 9.

    Advice: Per reporter Rick Stroud, Sims hasn't suffered any setbacks from his preseason injury, but the Bucs "want to be careful." That's understandable, of course, but most signs suggest Sims will be making his NFL debut against the Browns' shaky run defense. With Doug Martin struggling and Bobby Rainey not a difference-maker, Sims could be in for a big role right off the bat, especially in passing situations. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:38 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2284th)
  • Darren Sproles practicing on Tuesday
    Darren Sproles (knee) is practicing Tuesday.

    Advice: Sproles practiced on a limited basis every day last week but was held out of Sunday's loss at Arizona. It appears that was mostly precautionary as he comes off an MCL sprain. Sproles should be on the good side of a questionable tag for this week's game at Houston. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:27 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.12 (161st)
  • Rashad Jennings just resumed running
    Rashad Jennings (knee) ran Monday for the first time since his MCL sprain.

    Advice: Jennings' sprain has proven to be more serious than originally anticipated. The fact that he's just resumed straight-line running and won't even try to do any cutting until Wednesday means he's highly unlikely to play against the Colts Monday night. Andre Williams will try to get something going after flubbing his first two NFL starts. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:05 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2340th)
  • Cowboys confident Romo just has a contusion
    ESPN's Ed Werder confirms the Cowboys seem confident Tony Romo only suffered a muscle contusion during Monday night's loss to the Redskins.

    Advice: Romo took a direct hit to the area where his back was twice surgically repaired, but that's not how you injure a disc. He'll have an MRI Tuesday morning to confirm that he just has a bruise near the site of the surgeries, leaving the main concerns as pain tolerance and functional ability. Romo is sure to be very sore this week and will likely need injections in the short-term to keep playing. He said late Monday night that since he was able to come back into Monday's game, he believes he'll be able to play against the Cardinals in Week 9. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:33 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    19.35 (17th)
  • Romo hurts back, throws for 209 yards in loss
    Tony Romo completed 17-of-28 passes for 209 yards, one touchdown, and zero interceptions in the Cowboys' Week 8 overtime loss to the Redskins.

    Advice: The statistical result doesn't matter here. Romo's back is the chief concern. Redskins DC Jim Haslett was blitzing Romo as much as he could, and ILB Keenan Robinson hit home unblocked on a third-quarter sack with his knee drilling Romo in the back on the play. Romo missed two possessions before returning late in the fourth quarter. He didn't look like himself, getting sacked and fumbling on his first dropback before throwing a should-be interception on his first pass back. Romo was probably hopped up on pain killers, so his back is going to be something to watch on a short week before hosting the Cardinals. Coach Jason Garrett said after the game that Romo has a "back contusion," and will be looked at again in the morning. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:52 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    19.35 (17th)
  • Tony Romo returns to MNF after back scare
    Tony Romo returned late in the fourth quarter of Monday night's Week 8 game against the Redskins after exiting in the third quarter with a back injury.

    Advice: Romo took a knee to the back from Redskins ILB Keenan Robinson on a third-quarter sack. He was escorted to the locker room after a two-minute stay on the Jerry World turf. On his second play back in the game, Romo was drilled for another sack. The 6-1 Cowboys are playing with fire here after Romo practically begged to go back into the game. It's fair to wonder if he took a healthy dose of Toradol. Brandon Weeden led the Cowboys to ten points on two possessions. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:15 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    19.35 (17th)
  • Uh-oh: Tony Romo re-injures back on MNF
    Tony Romo was forced from Monday night's Week 8 game against the Redskins with a back injury.

    Advice: The Cowboys' worst nightmare? Romo took a knee to the back from Redskins ILB Keenan Robinson on a third-and-long sack. Redskins DC Jim Haslett has been bringing the heat all night with the blitz, and they've been hitting home. On this particular play, Robinson was left unblocked and twisted Romo to the turf. Upon arrival to the quarterback, Robinson's knee hit Romo right in the back where he had offseason surgery for a disc issue. Romo laid on the turf for a couple minutes before getting up with assistance from the training staff and gingerly walking to the locker room. Brandon Weeden is in the game. Romo completed 13-of-21 passes for 183 yards and one touchdown to Dez Bryant before leaving. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:27 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    19.35 (17th)
  • Bucs rookie Sims has chance to play 'a ton'
    Tom Krasniqi of 620 WDAE in Tampa Bay expects Charles Sims to "play a ton" when he returns from the I.R./recall list.

    Advice: Krasniqi isn't a beat writer, per se, but covers the team in Tampa and has had useful team-related nuggets in the past. He also attended Monday's press conference with coach Lovie Smith. The Bucs have just one win on the season and every incentive to start playing their youngsters. Sims was the 69th overall pick in May's draft. There's an outside chance that Sims could become a flex option as early as Week 10 against the Falcons. The Bucs play the Browns this week. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:33 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2284th)
  • Jets expected to start Vick against Chiefs
    According to the New York Daily News, "all signs" point to the Jets starting Michael Vick in Week 9 at Kansas City.

    Advice: Per beat reporter Manish Mehta, Vick will start "barring an 11th-hour power play" by GM John Idzik and/or owner Woody Johnson. It'll be a great opportunity for fantasy owners to stream the Chiefs' defense. The game will be played at Arrowhead Stadium, and Vick has become more turnover prone than ever late in his career. He came off the bench in Sunday's loss to Buffalo and took four sacks, threw an interception, and lost two fumbles. Vick can still run a bit, but he's much better at giving the ball to the other team. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:26 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    15.52 (42nd)
  • Cordarrelle Patterson out of walking boot
    Cordarrelle Patterson shed his walking boot after suffering a bruised left ankle in Sunday's win over Tampa Bay.

    Advice: The boot was just a precaution. Patterson did finish Sunday's game, racking up 96 total yards on seven touches, including a pair of impressive receptions down the sideline on the drive that sent the game to overtime, where Minnesota eventually won. Patterson remains a boom-or-bust WR3 in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:00 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.77 (115th)
  • Rashad Jennings unlikely to return Week 9
    ESPN New York would be "surprised" if Rashad Jennings (knee) was ready for Week 9.

    Advice: Reporter Dan Graziano came to the conclusion after speaking with Jennings on Monday. Speaking earlier Monday, coach Tom Coughlin bluntly stated that Jennings "(isn't) ready to go." Jennings has seven days to get ready with the G-Men playing on Monday Night Football, but it sounds like owners need to plan on being without their RB2 for another week. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:18 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2340th)
  • Alex Smith dealing with strained shoulder
    Alex Smith suffered a "strained" throwing shoulder in Sunday's win over the Rams, but is expected to be fine for Week 9.

    Advice: At least that's the Monday assessment. It will definitely be a situation worth monitoring as the week progresses. Smith will likely sit out or earn a "limited" tag on Wednesday before trying to ramp up on Thursday. The good news is, Smith suffered the injury in the first half on Sunday, and played through it in the second. For now, fantasy owners should take coach Andy Reid at his word that Smith will be fine, but back-up plans should be readied. Smith's status will be updated no later than Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:06 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    18.03 (26th)
  • Giants MLB Beason needs surgery, done for '14
    Giants MLB Jon Beason needs toe surgery and is out for the season.

    Advice: The oft-injured Beason once again aggravated the right toe injury that has plagued him since the summer, and this time he can't play through it. The ex-Panther has a ligament tear and small fracture in his sesamoid bone. Beason's absence leaves a gaping hole in an already thin Giants linebacking corps, especially against the run as Jameel McClain fills in at MIKE. Beason, 29, was in the first season of a three-year, $16.8 million contract. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:11 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (955th)
  • Jennings not practicing as NYG comes off bye
    Rashad Jennings (knee) is not practicing Monday.

    Advice: Jennings continues to rehab the MCL he sprained in Week 5. We certainly wouldn't rule him out of Week 9 yet, especially considering this is a light workout as the Giants come off their bye and they don't play until Monday night (against the Colts). If Jennings isn't back in practice by Thursday, then we'll have more reason for worry. The Giants will be desperate to get him back in the lineup after rookie Andre Williams flubbed his two starts. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:44 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2340th)
  • Vick to start unless Rex pressured by GM?
    The New York Daily News says the feeling inside the Jets is that Michael Vick will start Week 9 unless Rex Ryan is pressured into starting Geno Smith.

    Advice: The pressure would come from GM John Idzik, who made Smith the No. 39 overall pick in the 2013 draft. He's probably not willing to throw in the towel yet, especially in favor of a 34-year-old quarterback when your team is 1-7. But Rex risks losing the locker room -- and his job -- if he continues to trot out error-repeating Geno. We suspect Vick and his still-dazzling legs will be under center against the Chiefs in Week 9. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:24 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    15.52 (42nd)
  • Mark Ingram goes off for 172 yards, TD on SNF
    Mark Ingram had 24 carries for 172 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 8 win over the Packers.

    Advice: He added one catch for three yards. With Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas sidelined, Ingram had his biggest workload of the season. Travaris Cadet mixed in on passing downs, but received just five touches. Ingram has looked like one of the best backs in the league when healthy, and should continue to get the majority of carries going forward. Averaging 5.7 YPC, Ingram will be an RB2 on Thursday night against the Panthers. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:24 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    14.12 (21st)
  • Cordarrelle Patterson in boot after win
    Cordarrelle Patterson left the stadium Sunday with a walking boot on his left foot.

    Advice: "No, man, it's nothing serious. Just got banged up on kickoff," Patterson said. He had his best day as a wideout this season, catching six passes for 86 yards as the Vikings beat the Bucs in overtime. The boot appears precautionary, but it's something to monitor ahead of a nice Week 9 matchup against the Redskins. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:37 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.77 (115th)
  • Doug Martin on trade block, Sims rising
    ESPN's Adam Schefter says one reason the Bucs consider Doug Martin "expendable" is that Charles Sims (ankle) is eligible to come off IR/recall this week.

    Advice: Schefter reported Sunday morning that teams have already approached the Bucs about Martin ahead of Tuesday's trade deadline. The 25-year-old back was inherited by this Lovie Smith regime, and has been among the league's worst running backs over the last two seasons. Sims, a third-round rookie, is expected to have a major role down the stretch and needs to be owned in 12-team leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:29 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2284th)
  • Ben Tate saves fantasy day with late TD
    Ben Tate rushed 16 times for 25 yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for eight yards in the Browns' Week 8 win over the Raiders.

    Advice: Thoroughly ineffective for the second straight week, Tate was stuffed on a third-quarter red-zone carry, and lost eight touches to Terrance West in addition to two to Isaiah Crowell. Fantasy owners should be thankful Tate scored a five-yard rushing touchdown late in the third quarter, effectively salvaging his fantasy day. Cleveland's once-unstoppable rushing attack has hit a cement wall in the absence of C Alex Mack, who won't return this season. Even against a weak Buccaneers run defense in Week 9, Tate will be a risky RB2 option. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:38 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    14.63 (18th)
  • Patrick Peterson takes shot to head, leaves
    Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson left Sunday's Week 8 game against the Eagles in the second quarter with a concussion.

    Advice: Both Peterson and Jeremy Maclin appeared to suffer concussions on a nasty collision with S Deone Bucannon. Peterson stayed down motionless for a few minutes before getting up and walking to the locker room under his own power. Before leaving, Peterson looked completely lost while getting dog-walked by Jeremy Maclin all over the field. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:35 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    3.25 (1706th)
  • Mike Vick replaces Geno Smith against Bills
    Michael Vick completed 18-of-36 passes for 152 yards and an interception in Sunday's Week 8 loss to the Bills, adding 69 yards on eight carries.

    Advice: The Jets benched Geno Smith after he threw three straight interceptions in the first quarter. Vick led to the offense to 17 points on five drives before getting shut down in the second half. The Bills defense dominated at every level against the Jets. Vick lost two fumbles and was sacked four times in addition to his interception, and had a second pick overturned. If Smith doesn't get the starting job back, Vick's rushing ability will make him a streaming option in Week 9 against the Chiefs. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:19 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    15.52 (42nd)
  • Cordarrelle Patterson totals 96 yards in win
    Cordarrelle Patterson caught 6-of-12 targets for 86 yards and rushed once for ten yards in the Vikings' Week 8 win over the Bucs.

    Advice: Patterson still seems uncomfortable running traditional wide receiver routes, but the Vikings made it a clear objective to get him more involved this week. He responded, gaining ten yards on an early-game jet sweep and hauling in a pair of impressive sideline receptions on Minnesota's game-tying drive, which sent the contest to overtime. Patterson remains a shaky WR3 option entering a Week 9 date with Washington, but his upside never went away. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:58 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.77 (115th)
  • Alex Smith has easy day in Week 8 win
    Alex Smith completed 24-of-28 passes for 226 yards, no touchdowns, and no interceptions in the Chiefs' Week 8 win over the Rams.

    Advice: Smith dinked and dunked his way down the field with ease against a Rams defense that was without its top two cornerbacks. He was inches away from a touchdown pass to Travis Kelce, but Kelce was stopped at the one-yard line before Jamaal Charles pounded in the score on the ground. The Chiefs scored 34 straight points after the Rams' opening-drive touchdown. Smith will have some streamer appeal Week 9 vs. the Jets. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:37 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    18.03 (26th)
  • Darren Sproles (knee) officially out Sunday
    Darren Sproles (knee) is inactive for Sunday's Week 8 game at Arizona.

    Advice: Sproles would appear to have a good shot at returning for Week 9 as he got in limited practices each day this week. Talented Chris Polk will back up LeSean McCoy Sunday. The Eagles do get some good news as ILB Mychal Kendricks (calf) is active and starting. The rest of their inactives: QB Matt Barkley, WR Brad Smith, DB Jaylen Watkins, C Jason Kelce, OL Dennis Kelly and DE Taylor Hart. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:36 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.12 (161st)
  • Glazer: Darren Sproles 'very doubtful' Sunday
    FOX's Jay Glazer confirmed Darren Sproles (knee) is "very doubtful" for Sunday's 4pm ET game at Arizona.

    Advice: ESPN Chris Mortensen essentially said the same thing earlier Sunday morning. Sproles suffered a sprained MCL in Week 6, and injury that typically takes 2-3 weeks to heal. The Eagles sound like they're going to play it safe even though he practiced on a limited basis all week. Sproles is only averaging 5.5 offensive touches per game over his last four outings anyway. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:58 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.12 (161st)
  • Mort: Sproles unlikely to play against Cards
    ESPN's Chris Mortensen predicted Sunday morning that Darren Sproles (knee) will be inactive against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Sproles is coming off an MCL injury. Adam Schefter predicted Sproles would play a small role if he plays, and Mortensen said he doesn't think Sproles will play at all. Get Sproles out of your fantasy lineup if he was in. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:32 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.12 (161st)
  • Browns concerned about Ben Tate?
    ESPN Cleveland believes that OC Kyle Shanahan has concerns about Ben Tate as the Browns' feature back.

    Advice: Tate has started or led the backfield in touches in every game he's been healthy, but Shanahan's comments about wanting "one of the backs to separate" suggests the Browns aren't sold on him carrying the load. There could be a changing of the guard if Tate continues to struggle and one of Isaiah Crowell or Terrance West emerges with a hot-hand. Tate has a 2.8 YPC over the last two games. Crowell has been the most productive and could start to see his role increased. The Browns have the most invested in West as a third-round pick. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:39 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    14.63 (18th)
  • Charles Sims to play big stretch-run role?
    ESPN's Dan Graziano suggested on NFL Insiders Friday that rookie Charles Sims could play a big role down the stretch.

    Advice: Eligible to return from I.R./recall in Week 9, Sims has resumed practicing after fracturing his ankle in August. "He may get a shot to get some serious carries in the second half (of the season)," were Graziano's words. Sims is worth stashing in 12- and 14-team leagues. Doug Martin has been ineffective for a sustained stretch, while Bobby Rainey has been prone to fumbles. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:25 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2284th)
  • Darren Sproles questionable for Week 8
    Darren Sproles (knee) is questionable for Week 8 against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Sproles got in a round of limited practices this week and should be good to go. At less than 100 percent, Sproles is our No. 43 running back this week. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:16 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.12 (161st)
  • Darren Sproles (knee) remains limited Thurs.
    Darren Sproles (knee) practiced on Thursday, getting in another limited session.

    Advice: Sproles is still trending in the right direction for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, but his status can't yet be taken for granted. If Sproles does go, he'll be a hard sell as a snap-count RB3 at less than 100 percent. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:41 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.12 (161st)
  • Darren Sproles (knee) limited Wednesday
    Darren Sproles (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: As expected. Sproles is off on the right foot to play Week 8 against Cardinals. But at less than 100 percent against a good defense, he's merely an RB3. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:38 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.12 (161st)
  • Charles Sims (ankle) cleared for practice
    Bucs RB Charles Sims (ankle) is practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Barring any setbacks, Sims could return in Week 9. He's a candidate for the Bucs' third-down role immediately and could eat into the workload of Doug Martin before too long. Martin, inherited by the Lovie Smith regime, hasn't played good football since 2012. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:17 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2284th)
  • Report: Sproles appears likely to play Week 8
    CSN Philly reports Darren Sproles (knee) "appears likely" to play Week 8 against the Cardinals.

    Advice: After initially fearing a torn ACL, Sproles says he "felt pretty good" at Tuesday's practice. An MRI last week revealed no structural damage and just a mildly sprained MCL. Arizona is yielding the second-fewest PPR points to opposing running backs. At less than 100 percent and seeing just 5.5 touches per game over the past four, there will be better options than Sproles for your FLEX spot. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:54 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.12 (161st)
  • Giants MLB Beason (toe) considering surgery
    Giants MLB Jon Beason (toe) said he's contemplating season-ending surgery, and gave himself a 50-50 chance to play again in 2014.

    Advice: Beason is in Charlotte visiting Dr. Robert Anderson for at least the third time since initially hurting his foot over summer. "I’m still deciding if the smart thing is to go ahead and get it fixed and get ready for next season," Beason said. He's appeared in parts of four games this season and has yet to make a real impact at less than 100 percent. Jameel McClain has been filling in at MIKE. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:23 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (955th)
  • Beason (toe) expects surgery news by Weds.
    Giants MLB Jon Beason (toe) expects to know by Wednesday whether he needs surgery.

    Advice: Beason is visiting a specialist on Tuesday. Even if he gets good news, it sounds like he'll be no better than 50-50 to suit up when the G-Men come off their bye in Week 9. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:36 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (955th)
  • Lewis expected to practice Oct. 28
    Marcedes Lewis (ankle) is expected to resume practicing Oct. 28.

    Advice: Lewis is on short-term IR and eligible to return Week 12. It appears he's on that path. Athletic Clay Harbor will hold solid TE2 value until then. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:28 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1749th)
  • Jon Beason to visit Dr. Robert Anderson
    Giants MLB Jon Beason will visit Dr. Robert Anderson regarding his latest toe injury this week.

    Advice: As beat writer Jordan Raanan notes, "not good." In Sunday's loss to Dallas, Beason aggravated a toe injury that has plagued him since training camp. The Giants signed Beason to a new three-year, $16.8 million contract in March. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:33 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (955th)
  • Rashad Jennings 'hopeful" to return after bye
    Rashad Jennings (knee) said Monday he's "hopeful" he can return after the Giants' Week 8 bye, and will begin running this week.

    Advice: Jennings claims he's "right on track" and considers himself "day to day." As Andre Williams had something of a limiting effect on New York's offense while serving as feature back, and is only averaging 3.15 YPC on the season, Jennings should return as the Giants' clear-lead runner. It's worth noting Jennings wasn't 100 percent committal when discussing a Week 9 return. In 12- and 14-team leagues, Williams is worth holding through New York's bye in case Jennings suffers a setback. He's a 29 1/2-year-old running back dealing with a multi-week MCL sprain. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:52 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2340th)
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