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  • Report: Greg Hardy wants suspension lifted
    Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports Panthers RE Greg Hardy will ask to have his paid suspension lifted as he awaits his trial for domestic abuse.

    Advice: Hardy's trial had been scheduled for November 17, but it's been bumped to after the season. Hardy's original plan was to get exonerated and then return to the Panthers, but that's obviously no longer a 2014 possibility. It's unclear if the league will be in any way sympathetic to his case. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:07 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (582nd)
  • Brandon Williams catches six-yard pass
    Panthers TE Brandon Williams caught a six-yard pass in Carolina's Week 9 loss to the Saints.

    Advice: The grab was originally a 12-yard touchdown, but Williams ended up getting ruled down by contact midway through his run. Williams is a high-upside reserve, but has just four total catches this season. His fantasy time doesn't appear to be coming any time soon. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:20 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1800th)
  • Jerricho Cotchery limited to two catches
    Jerricho Cotchery caught 2-of-5 targets for 59 yards in Carolina's Week 9 loss to the Saints.

    Advice: Cotchery could have had a third grab, but let a deep reception get knocked out of his hands as he took a huge shot to the back on an under-thrown ball. A world-class touchdown vulture for the Steelers in 2013, Cotchery has yet to score this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:17 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    5.28 (176th)
  • Travaris Cadet totals 40 yards vs. Carolina
    Travaris Cadet rushed twice for one yard in New Orleans' Week 9 win over the Panthers, adding three catches for an additional 39 yards.

    Advice: Not the night FLEX night streamers had in mind, though it wasn't a total disaster for PPR purposes. The question now for Cadet's middling RB3 value is if Pierre Thomas (shoulder) will be back for Week 10. Cadet is far from a must hold if you're in a roster bind. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:15 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    7.73 (102nd)
  • Kenny Stills has 5-catch night vs. Panthers
    Kenny Stills caught 5-of-8 targets for 72 yards in New Orleans' Week 9 win over the Panthers.

    Advice: Stills could have had an even-bigger night, but committed a couple of drops. He also tweaked his groin, but played through a "probable" return tag. Stills is coming off one of the better stretches of his NFL career, with 14 grabs for 232 yards and a touchdown over his past three games. He's on pace for 51/799/2 at the season's halfway point after missing Week 1. He's a high-risk, high-reward WR4. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:11 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    4.63 (205th)
  • Marques Colston limited to three catches
    Marques Colston caught 3-of-3 targets for 36 yards in New Orleans' Week 9 win over the Panthers.

    Advice: Another quiet night for Drew Brees' security blanket, who is on pace for a modest 56/888/2 at the season's halfway point. Colston closed strong in 2013, but that may not be in the cards this season with Brandin Cooks fighting for targets over the middle of the field. Colston is a Reggie Wayne-esque WR3. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:08 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.81 (116th)
  • Brandin Cooks held to three catches in win
    Brandin Cooks caught 3-of-3 targets for 38 yards in the Saints' Week 9 win over the Panthers.

    Advice: It was a disappointing night coming off Cooks' 6/94/1 Week 8, especially since he seemed to be finding the soft spots in Carolina's secondary. Either way, Drew Brees was spreading the ball around, finding eight different receivers. Cooks has weekly blow-up potential, but his season-long upside seems capped by the Saints' spread-the-wealth passing attack. With half his rookie year now in the books, Cooks is on pace for 86/820/4 four as a receiver, and 136 additional yards as a rusher. He's a boom-or-bust WR3. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:04 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    8.43 (77th)
  • Greg Olsen has three-catch night vs. Saints
    Greg Olsen caught 3-of-4 targets for 30 yards in Carolina's Week 9 loss to the Saints.

    Advice: Olsen's missed connection was the result of an inaccurate throw from Cam Newton. Olsen has just four catches for 46 yards over his past two games, but is still on pace for 90/1,078/10 at the season's halfway point. A 10-day rest for Week 10 should do Olsen and the Panthers' offense some good. He remains locked in as a top-five tight end. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:00 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    7.03 (72nd)
  • Jonathan Stewart limited to eight touches
    Rotating with DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart rushed eight times for 46 yards in Carolina's Week 9 loss to the Saints.

    Advice: D-Will got the "start," but out-touched Stewart just 9-8. Stewart out-rushed Williams 46-20, but D-Will finished with 50 total yards thanks to a 30-yard reception. As feared, the duo formed a value-draining committee, with neither back being allowed to get into a rhythm. It's a shame with Stewart coming off one of his better games in recent memory in Week 8. J-Stew will be a high-risk FLEX option going forward. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:52 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    8.10 (95th)
  • Kelvin Benjamin limited to two catches
    Kelvin Benjamin caught just 2-of-10 targets for 18 yards in Carolina's Week 9 loss to the Saints.

    Advice: A lot of the blame for Benjamin's quiet night rests on the inaccurate arm of Cam Newton, but Benjamin straight up dropped a ball in the end zone for the second-consecutive week. He also committed a costly holding penalty that wiped out a third quarter first-down run from Jonathan Stewart. Benjamin flashes jaw-dropping physical talent every Sunday (or Thursday), but has had truly abysmal hands through the first nine games of his NFL career. He's a boom-or-bust WR2. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:48 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    9.66 (68th)
  • Report: Hardy's trial postponed until winter
    Profootballtalk reports Panthers RE Greg Hardy's trial for domestic abuse has been postponed until after the season.

    Advice: The trial had been set for mid-November. It's unclear if or how this will affect Hardy's indefinite suspension, though NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports it means Hardy won't play this season. He'll surely argue that he should be allowed to suit up as his legal situation plays out. The Panthers' defense has desperately missed Hardy's dominating presence off the edge. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:13 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (582nd)
  • Junior Hemingway practicing in full
    Chiefs WR Junior Hemingway (hamstring) is practicing in full for Week 9.

    Advice: The ineffective role player played through his hamstring injury in Week 8, and avoided setbacks. Hemingway is off the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:40 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    2.54 (2548th)
  • Jamaal Charles (back) practicing in full
    Jamaal Charles is on the Week 9 injury report with a back injury, but is practicing in full.

    Advice: Charles isn't injured. He's a top-three option against the Jets in a game the Chiefs should control from start to finish. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:39 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    15.82 (9th)
  • Juwan Thompson (knee) practicing in full
    Broncos RB Juwan Thompson is listed on the Week 9 injury report with a knee issue, but is practicing in full.

    Advice: He'll be good to go for Sunday's showdown with the Pats. Thompson is an RB4 entirely reliant on vulturing scores from Ronnie Hillman. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:32 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    4.15 (2206th)
  • CJ?K moping about reduced role for Jets
    Jets RB Chris Johnson says he has "nothing to be excited about or look forward to" because he isn't playing enough.

    Advice: Ever the team player, Johnson said he doesn't want to be viewed as a "complainer," but then went on to heartily complain about his role. "This is the first time I've ever felt this type of frustration, but there's nothing I can really do about it right now," Johnson said. Averaging just eight touches over his past five games, Johnson is managing a modest 4.0 yards per carry this season. Considering his usage, that number should be much higher. A shell of the player who rushed for 2,000 yards in 2009, Johnson will soon be out of the league if he can't accept that he's a role player at this stage of his career. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:09 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    3.47 (2535th)
  • Romo (back) will wear extra padding if active
    Tony Romo (back) will wear extra padding if he's active for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

    Advice: It's something Romo has done often in the past as he's battled through all manner of ailments. Romo has yet to practice this week, and it's unclear if he'll do so on Friday. Another missed practice won't necessarily mean he won't suit up against Arizona, but it will leave him as a game-time decision, at best. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:53 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2471st)
  • Saints promote LB Todd Davis to 53-man roster
    Saints promoted LB Todd Davis from the practice squad.

    Advice: Veteran TE Tom Crabtree, who had been on the roster for two days, was waived in a corresponding roster move. An undrafted free agent out of Sacramento State, Davis will offer depth on special teams. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:40 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (721st)
  • Thompkins (personal) away from Raiders
    Raiders WR Kenbrell Thompkins is away from the team for personal reasons, and is uncertain for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

    Advice: Thompkins won't be a Week 9 fantasy option if he does suit up. Thompkins has four catches in three games as a Raider. All four came in Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:50 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    4.79 (199th)
  • Arian Foster back at Texans practice Thursday
    Arian Foster (knee) returned to Texans practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

    Advice: The Texans are just managing their superstar back's reps. With DeMarco Murray facing the Cardinals' elite run defense, there's a case to be made for Foster as Week 9's No. 1 back. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:39 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    23.38 (2nd)
  • Jason Verrett (shoulder) will need surgery
    According to the Union-Tribune San Diego, it's not a matter of "if" Chargers CB Jason Verrett will undergo shoulder surgery, but "when."

    Advice: Per reporter Michael Gehlken, the question is "how long that procedure can be deferred." Verrett will be re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks, at which point the Bolts will decide if he can play hurt, or must go under the knife. It's a big blow, as Verrett has been one of the league's best defensive rookies. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:17 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1631st)
  • Darren Sproles 'full' again on Thursday
    Darren Sproles (knee) remained "full" in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Barring a setback, Sproles will be good to go as an RB3 in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:43 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    5.84 (173rd)
  • Justin Forsett returns to practice Thursday
    Justin Forsett (ankle) returned to Ravens practice Thursday.

    Advice: Forsett was officially "limited," but is fully on track to suit up against the Steelers. The clear leader of the Ravens' committee, Forsett is safe to fire up as an RB2. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:50 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    11.66 (47th)
  • Chargers CB Jason Verrett has a torn labrum
    Chargers CB Jason Verrett has been diagnosed with a torn labrum in his shoulder.

    Advice: Verrett, the first-round rookie who has been excellent opposite Brandon Flowers, is out 2-3 weeks. After that, he'll be reevaluated with surgery an option if inflammation doesn't go down. It's a bit troubling as Verrett also had a medical red flag on him during the draft process after a labrum repair. The Chargers defense is turning into one we'd attack more often than shy away from when evaluating matchups. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:43 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1631st)
  • 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
    Yesterday, 8:42 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2471st)
  • 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
    Yesterday, 8:04 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2341st)
  • 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
    Yesterday, 7:54 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    4.78 (1721st)
  • 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
    Yesterday, 6:36 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    5.84 (173rd)
  • 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
    Yesterday, 6:30 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1799th)
  • 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
    Yesterday, 5:52 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    7.38 (99th)
  • Arian Foster doesn't practice Wednesday
    Arian Foster (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: It's a new injury for Foster. Coming off his three-touchdown performance, it's possible the Texans are getting him some rest. Foster will be a top-three running back in Week 9 against the Eagles. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:18 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    23.38 (2nd)
  • Forsett (ankle) plans to play Week 9 vs. PIT
    Justin Forsett said he has a "minor" ankle injury and plans to play Week 9 against the Steelers.

    Advice: Forsett was held out of practice Wednesday. We'd like to see him return to at least a limited session on Thursday before feeling comfortable with him for Week 9. Players always tend to be more optimistic on their own injuries, so owners need to keep an eye on Forsett. Lorenzo Taliaferro would be next man up. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:55 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    11.66 (47th)
  • Justin Forsett misses practice with leg issue
    Justin Forsett (leg) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Forsett managed 85 total yards on 20 touches last week, but we didn't notice him suffer an injury of any kind in the process. He's been Baltimore's clear lead back all season. If Forsett's forced to miss Week 9 against the Steelers, Lorenzo Taliaferro would be first in line for carries, followed by Bernard Pierce. Taliaferro would be a fine RB2 add as he's also the goal-line back. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:59 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    11.66 (47th)
  • 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
    Wednesday, 10:55 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    5.84 (173rd)
  • 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
    Wednesday, 10:17 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    7.38 (99th)
  • 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
    Wednesday, 9:25 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2471st)
  • 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
    Wednesday, 6:46 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2471st)
  • Kelvin Benjamin says he purposely ran slow 40
    Kelvin Benjamin said he purposely ran a slower forty time at the Combine "because I wanted to play for the Panthers."

    Advice: Benjamin clocked a 4.61 in February, but says he's been timed as fast as 4.41. At 6'5/240, running a sub-4.5 forty would have likely made Benjamin a top-10 or top-15 pick. The story is hard to believe. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:26 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    9.66 (68th)
  • 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
    Wednesday, 5:28 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2471st)
  • 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
    0.00 (2471st)
  • 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
    0.00 (2471st)
  • 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
    5.84 (173rd)
  • 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 (2341st)
  • 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
    0.00 (2471st)
  • 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
    0.00 (2471st)
  • 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
    0.00 (2471st)
  • 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
    7.38 (99th)
  • 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 (2341st)
  • SEA rolled coverage toward Olsen
    Coach Ron Rivera said the Seahawks rolled coverage toward Greg Olsen Sunday.

    Advice: Olsen had his worst game of the season, catching just one pass for 16 yards on three targets. The Seahawks chose to use Richard Sherman in shadow coverage on Kelvin Benjamin, thus allowing their safeties to double up on Olsen. It's not a strategy many teams will be able to execute effectively. Armed with a soft upcoming schedule, Olsen is a bit of a buy-low if owners are panicking at all. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:45 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    7.03 (72nd)
  • 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 (2341st)
  • Jamaal Charles scoring TDs at epic clip
    Jamaal Charles' 25 rushing/receiving touchdowns since the start of the 2013 season are the most in the NFL.

    Advice: Julius Thomas is second with 21 scores. Charles had 19 touchdowns in 15 games last season and already has six in six games this year. It's a pace he's at least capable of maintaining as both the Chiefs' goal-line back and one capable of scoring from anywhere on the field. Charles' upcoming schedule is not easy, but fantasy owners should just be trying to get into the playoffs. The Chiefs face the Raiders in Week 15 and Steelers in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:24 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    15.82 (9th)
  • Travaris Cadet totals 47 yards
    Travaris Cadet caught four passes for 40 yards in Sunday night's Week 8 win over the Packers.

    Advice: He added one carry for seven yards. Cadet got most of his yardage on a 16-yard screen in the second quarter. The Saints used Mark Ingram in a near every-down role, leaving Cadet to situational work on pass downs. With Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas sidelined, Cadet is just an RB5 stash in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:37 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    7.73 (102nd)
  • Kenny Stills plays minor role in Week 8
    Kenny Stills caught four passes for 57 yards in Sunday night's Week 8 win over the Packers.

    Advice: Stills remained a situational deep threat, picking up 45 yards on one play. He secured all four of his targets. Stills will be a boom-or-bust WR5 in Week 9 against the Panthers. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:29 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    4.63 (205th)
  • Marques Colston held to four catches
    Marques Colston managed four catches for 49 yards in Sunday night's Week 8 win over the Packers.

    Advice: Colston did little outside of a 20-yard catch in the second quarter. He finished with five targets, behind Brandin Cooks and Jimmy Graham. Colston has struggled with consistency this season, and is starting to be phased out of the offense. He has a 25/407/1 line through seven games. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:25 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.81 (116th)
  • Brandin Cooks has big game on Sunday night
    Brandin Cooks had six catches for 94 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 8 win over the Packers, adding one carry for four yards and a rushing touchdown.

    Advice: Cooks scored on a designed run during the Saints' first drive, and later got past Packers FS Micah Hyde for a 50-yard touchdown. It was his best game of the season, and just the first time he's found the end-zone since Week 1. Cooks has breakout potential with matchups against the Panthers, 49ers, and Bengals in his next three games. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:41 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    8.43 (77th)
  • 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
    7.38 (99th)
  • Kenbrell Thompkins goes 4-34 against Browns
    Kenbrell Thompkins secured 4-of-8 targets for 34 yards and rushed once for seven yards in the Raiders' Week 8 loss to Cleveland.

    Advice: Thompkins was on the field frequently in this game as the Raiders used three-receiver sets consisting of him, Andre Holmes, and James Jones. It appears Thompkins has bypassed Denarius Moore for No. 3-wideout duties. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:55 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    4.79 (199th)
  • Chris Johnson a non-factor against Bills
    Chris Johnson was held to three carries for seven yards in Sunday's Week 8 loss to the Bills.

    Advice: He added two catches for 13 yards. Johnson was back to being a non-factor after getting 15 touches last week. The Jets were playing from behind the entire game and were forced to use Bilal Powell in pass protection. Signed to a two-year deal this offseason, Johnson is on pace for just a 134/536/2 line. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:58 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    3.47 (2535th)
  • 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
    7.38 (99th)
  • Forsett gets 20 touches in Week 8 loss
    Justin Forsett gained 68 yards on 17 carries and caught 3-of-5 targets for 17 yards in the Ravens' Week 8 loss to the Bengals.

    Advice: Forsett did his part by ripping off chain-moving runs in Baltimore's feature back role, but was vultured twice on red-zone carries by emerging rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro. Forsett is an every-week RB2/flex in fantasy leagues, but falls well short of RB1 status because he is not a good bet for weekly touchdowns. He was getting vultured by Bernard Pierce even before Taliaferro came on. Forsett does get a tasty Week 9 matchup against a Pittsburgh defense that struggles with zone-running games like Baltimore's. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:39 pm
     
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    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    11.66 (47th)
  • Greg Olsen has worst game of season
    Greg Olsen caught one pass for 16 yards in Sunday's Week 8 loss to the Seahawks.

    Advice: It's a disappointing result considering the Seahawks have been getting lit up by tight ends this season. Olsen only saw three targets, netting his lone catch when Cam Newton found him wide open with a cross-body throw. Owners should brush the dud off and look forward to a very soft rest-of-season schedule that includes games against the Saints, Eagles and Falcons next. Olsen is on pace for a monster 84-1,018-10 season halfway through his fourth season in Carolina. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:26 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    7.03 (72nd)
  • Foster goes off for 173 yds, 3 TDs in blowout
    Arian Foster rushed for 151 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries in the Texans' 30-16, Week 8 win over the Titans, adding four catches for 22 yards and another touchdown.

    Advice: Foster managed just 36 yards on his first 10 carries, but broke a 34-yard touchdown and had no trouble finding holes in the Tennessee defense from there on. Foster caught a five-yard touchdown on a little flare-out route in the third quarter before cashing in from one yard out on the ground later. Foster has now gone over 100 yards in 6-of-7 starts this season. If not for DeMarco Murray, we'd all be talking about Foster. A locked-in top-three running back play each week, Foster gets the Eagles in Week 9 before the bye. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:21 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    23.38 (2nd)
  • Jerricho Cotchery goes 3-33-0 against SEA
    Jerricho Cotchery caught three passes for 33 yards in Sunday's Week 8 loss to the Seahawks.

    Advice: Even with Richard Sherman shadowing Kelvin Benjamin, Cotchery couldn't get loose. The 32-year-old possession receiver is now on pace for 52 catches, 632 yards and zero touchdowns halfway through his first year in Carolina. Even in plus matchups like Thursday's against the Saints, Cotchery will be a WR4 at best. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:20 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    5.28 (176th)
  • Jonathan Stewart flashes old form in loss
    Jonathan Stewart rushed 16 times for 79 yards and caught three passes for 15 yards in Sunday's Week 8 loss to the Seahawks.

    Advice: At one point not too long ago, Stewart was one of the league's rising studs at running back. He flashed some of that form today, creating extra yards against Seattle's elite run defense with both power and burst. The problem is that DeAngelo Williams (ankle) could return for Thursday night's game against the Saints and Cam Newton will steal a lot of goal-line chances. Stewart is a RB3-type unless he can get this backfield to himself Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:16 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    8.10 (95th)
  • Charles piles up 117 yds, 2 TD in Chiefs rout
    Jamaal Charles rushed for 73 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries in the Chiefs' 34-7, Week 8 drubbing of the Rams, adding four catches for 44 yards.

    Advice: The Chiefs struggled to get anything going on the ground in the first half, averaging 1.2 YPC. But the Kansas City offensive line parted the sea for Charles and Knile Davis in the second half. Charles scored his first TD from one yard out in the first half after a Travis Kelce catch-and-run to the one-inch line. Charles then blew through the Rams' defense for a 36-yard score early in the fourth quarter. Charles will get the Jets' tough run defense in Week 9, but will obviously remain an elite RB1 play as the offensive centerpiece. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:07 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    15.82 (9th)
  • Kelvin Benjamin goes toe-to-toe with Sherman
    Kelvin Benjamin caught four passes for 94 yards in Sunday's 13-9 Week 8 loss to the Seahawks.

    Advice: Instead of just sticking at his usual LCB spot, Richard Sherman and the Seahawks showed Benjamin respect by shadowing him all over the field. For the most part, Benjamin was up to the challenge. The 4-94-0 line on seven targets could have been much more if a high end-zone pass didn't clang off his hands and if Cam Newton didn't slightly overthrow an open Benjamin on a bomb. Regardless, owners should be very, very encouraged by the first-round rookie's performance against Sherman. He's going to have a monster rest of the season, starting with upcoming cupcake matchups against the Saints, Eagles and Falcons. Benjamin will top his current 76-1142-10 pace. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:53 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    9.66 (68th)
  • 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
    5.84 (173rd)
  • 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
    5.84 (173rd)
  • 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
    5.84 (173rd)
  • Junior Hemingway questionable for Week 8
    Junior Hemingway (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 8.

    Advice: Hemingway practiced on a limited basis after suffering a hamstring injury last week. He's expected to be a game-time decision. With Donnie Avery sidelined, Hemingway would play in four-wide sets. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:07 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    2.54 (2548th)
  • 'Fairly certain' Verrett will not play Week 9
    The Union-Tribune San Diego said it "seems fairly certain" Chargers CB Jason Verrett (shoulder) will not play Week 9.

    Advice: Verrett was surprisingly active against the Broncos on Thursday, but was forced from the game after aggravating his shoulder injury. There is some concern he made the injury worse. Verrett will see a specialist on Monday, and could be looking at an extended absence. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:19 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1631st)
  • Chris Johnson (ankle) officially probable
    Chris Johnson (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 8.

    Advice: Johnson practiced in full despite being on the injury report. He isn't a recommended option for Sunday's matchup with Buffalo's top-five run defense. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:13 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    3.47 (2535th)
  • 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
    5.84 (173rd)
  • Bolts 'fear' CB Verrett hurt shoulder worse
    FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports there's "fear" Chargers CB Jason Verrett made his shoulder injury worse in Thursday night's loss to the Broncos.

    Advice: Verrett was a surprise active for the Week 8 tilt, but ended up re-injuring the shoulder in the first half. He was forced into action against Peyton Manning and Co. because fellow top CB Brandon Flowers (concussion) was already out. Now, Verrett may miss "significant time." The No. 25 overall pick in May's draft has been the Bolts' second-best corner behind Flowers this season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:57 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1631st)
  • Juwan Thompson rushes for two touchdowns
    Juwan Thompson rushed seven times for 24 yards and two touchdowns in Denver's Week 8 win over the Chargers.

    Advice: Thompson vultured workhorse Ronnie Hillman for two- and one-yard scores in the second half. The touchdowns were his second and third of the season. Thompson has been running well as a situational hammer, but will likely lose that role upon Montee Ball's (groin) return. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:34 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    4.15 (2206th)
  • Jason Verrett aggravates shoulder injury
    Chargers CB Jason Verrett was forced from San Diego's Week 8 game against the Broncos with an aggravation of his shoulder injury.

    Advice: Verrett went down in the first half, and was spotted on the sideline in street clothes and a sling after the break. It's the worst-case scenario after Verrett surprisingly played through the ailment on a short week. The Bolts' first-round pick has gotten off to an excellent start this season. A prolonged absence would be a huge blow for the Chargers. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:44 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1631st)
  • Jason Verrett a surprise active vs. Broncos
    Chargers CB Jason Verrett (shoulder) is active for Week 8 against the Broncos.

    Advice: It's a surprise, as Verrett was expected to be scratched. It's good news for the Bolts with Brandon Flowers (concussion) sidelined, though Verrett will undoubtedly be on a snap count. Also inactive for the Chargers are RB Ryan Mathews, ILB Manti Te'o, RB Donald Brown, CB Steve Williams, OLB Jeremiah Attaochu and OLB Cordarro Law. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:04 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1631st)
  • Chris Johnson (ankle) practicing in full
    Chris Johnson (ankle) is on the Week 8 injury report, but practicing in full.

    Advice: CJ?K is fine. He's not a viable RB3 for Week 8 against the Bills' dominant run defense. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:36 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    3.47 (2535th)
  • 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
    5.84 (173rd)
  • Travaris Cadet on track for bigger role
    Travaris Cadet will likely be "heavily involved" in the pass game Sunday.

    Advice: Pierre Thomas (shoulder) is not expected to play and Jimmy Graham (shoulder) could be limited again. Cadet, a strict passing back, has been integrated into the gameplan early over the last three weeks anyway, posting a 15-129-1 line through the air. Owners in full-PPR leagues could stream Cadet into their lineups and safely project 4-6 catches in a game that has the week's highest over/under (56). Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:09 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    7.73 (102nd)
  • Jamaal Charles not on injury report
    Jamaal Charles (head) is not listed on the Chiefs Week 8 injury report.

    Advice: Charles took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Brandon Flowers during Sunday's win at San Diego. On Tuesday, he admitted he saw "this light buzz around my eyes." Of course, that raised eyebrows around the league and Charles was put through concussion protocols by trainer Rick Burkholder. He passed and hasn't had any symptoms since, meaning he'll be a full go for this week's game against the Rams. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:39 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    15.82 (9th)
  • Arian Foster limited on Wednesday
    Arian Foster was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: The Texans listed Foster as "not injury related," but he missed practice time last week with a groin issue. Foster has a matchup with the Titans' No. 22 ranked run defense in Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:15 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    23.38 (2nd)
  • 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
    5.84 (173rd)
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