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  • Panthers have no doubt Cam will play Week 1
    Both coach Ron Rivera and Cam Newton said there's "no doubt" he'll play Week 1 despite a rib injury.

    Advice: Newton has hairline fractures in a few of his ribs, but quarterbacks regularly play through this injury. It's typically a question of pain management. We'll know more on Newton next week when the Panthers begin official preparations for the Bucs, but he's safe to pen into lineups. Rivera said the zone-read will still be in play despite Cam's injury. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:13 am
    Probable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.50 (14th)
  • Case Keenum, Savage both will stick
    The Texans are expected to carry three quarterbacks on their 53-man roster.

    Advice: Case Keenum appears to be ahead of Tom Savage for backup duties, as Keenum was the No. 2 in the third preseason game and will start Thursday night. They'll both be Texans this year in support of shaky veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2368th)
  • Panthers expected to keep Joe Webb for now
    Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he plans to keep Joe Webb as the team's No. 3 quarterback.

    Advice: The Panthers only kept two quarterbacks last year, but can't afford to cut Webb with Cam Newton (ribs) injured. Webb has completed 21-of-35 passes for 271 yards with two touchdowns and one interception through three preseason games, adding 30 yards on four carries. Derek Anderson will open the season as Newton's backup. Webb's roster spot won't be guaranteed once Cam heals. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:39 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2394th)
  • Chiefs, Alex Smith still talking extension
    The Chiefs remain in long-term talks with with-year QB Alex Smith.

    Advice: Smith has hinted he's willing to continue talks beyond Week 1. At this point, the Chiefs are probably best off letting their 30-year-old quarterback play out his contract. At worst, they can use the franchise tag if Smith has another strong campaign. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:51 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.90 (27th)
  • Rams officially place Sam Bradford on I.R.
    Rams placed QB Sam Bradford on injured reserve with a torn left ACL, ending his season.

    Advice: As NFL.com's Albert Breer points out, it means Bradford will have missed 41 of a possible 93 games since his Heisman Trophy-winning season at Oklahoma. In five NFL seasons, he's appeared in more than 10 games just twice. Bradford is due $12.985 million next season, but is highly unlikely to be back in St. Louis at that number. Still only 27 (in November), Bradford has time to turn his career around, but it's looking like a major missed opportunity. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:05 pm
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2374th)
  • Cowboys cut six players
    Cowboys released or waived QB Caleb Hanie, WR Chris Boyd, OG Wayne Tribue, DE Adewale Ojomo, P Tom Hornsey, and LS Casey Kreiter.

    Advice: All six players were merely camp bodies. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:48 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2366th)
  • Dolphins release QB Brady Quinn
    Dolphins released QB Brady Quinn.

    Advice: Quinn lasted 15 days on the roster and played 14 snaps in Miami's preseason game against the Bucs, completing all four of his passes for 22 yards. The Dolphins don't need him anymore with Matt Moore and Seth Lobato healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:00 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2343rd)
  • Titans add QB Dominique Davis
    Titans signed QB Dominique Davis.

    Advice: Davis was cut by the Falcons in June after they acquired T.J. Yates from the Texans. Davis attempted seven passes as Matt Ryan's backup last season. He may get some action Thursday with Charlie Whitehurst out with an injury. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:44 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2357th)
  • Bills release backup QB Thad Lewis
    Bills released QB Thad Lewis.

    Advice: Lewis was the heavy favorite for No. 2 duties heading into spring. But he ended up completing 17-of-33 passes for 168 yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions, while taking three sacks this preseason. His passer rating was a pitiful 41.0. The Bills signed QB Jordan Palmer on Monday to compete with Jeff Tuel for the backup job. Lewis had a bad summer after making five 2013 starts. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:05 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2346th)
  • Bills sign QB Jordan Palmer
    Bills signed QB Jordan Palmer.

    Advice: Palmer isn't a monster upgrade on Thad Lewis or Jeff Tuel as E.J. Manuel's backup, but Palmer knows football and is a good teacher. As a free agent over the winter and spring, he worked with Blake Bortles, among others, in the lead up to the draft. Palmer would be a good sounding board for Manuel. Palmer was beaten out by Jimmy Clausen for the No. 2 job in Chicago this summer. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:08 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2372nd)
  • Philbin dissatisfied with tempo of Dolphins O
    Coach Joe Philbin hasn't been satisfied with the Dolphins' tempo on offense this summer.

    Advice: New OC Bill Lazor was supposed to bring an Eagles-like pace to the offense, but it's yet to materialize. Philbin has pulled Lazor aside a "couple of times" because he thought "we could have been pushing the pace a little faster." Philbin added it's "something that has to get a little quicker." No. 1 receiver Mike Wallace agrees: "You feel like you're going fast. ... And then you realize you're not going fast, and then it's time to come out." There's still every reason to believe Lazor will be an improvement on Mike Sherman. Ryan Tannehill has looked comfortable in the new offense, and Miami finally got its running game on track in its third preseason game (albeit against the defense-less Cowboys). Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:49 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.49 (20th)
  • Raiders coach: 'No concerns' with Matt Schaub
    Raiders coach Dennis Allen has "no concerns" at quarterback, and is adamant Matt Schaub (elbow) will start Week 1.

    Advice: If this were actually true, Allen would deserve to be fired on the spot. Instead, it's just a matter of a coach already committed to vanilla "quotes" trying to keep his quarterback's shattered confidence up. The reality has to be that the Raiders are deeply concerned with Schaub's arm strength and horrible preseason, and will be ready to turn to Derek Carr at any moment. Carr is shaping up as the favorite to lead the Raiders in starts this season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:05 pm
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.49 (72nd)
  • Cam Newton not practicing on Monday
    Cam Newton (ribs) didn't practice Monday, but "appeared to be walking better."

    Advice: The Panthers have already said they don't expect to know Newton's Week 1 availability until next week, so it's possible he remains sidelined through the weekend. We still expect him to ultimately be cleared, but it wouldn't be surprising if Newton is held off the practice field until Wednesday of Week 1. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:19 pm
    Probable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.50 (14th)
  • Schaub (elbow) remains sidelined Monday
    Matt Schaub (elbow tendinitis) remained sidelined Monday.

    Advice: It's a day-to-day "injury." However serious Schaub's ailment is, it's an out for the Raiders should they decide to go with rookie Derek Carr at quarterback. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:46 pm
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.49 (72nd)
  • E.J. Manuel to play in preseason finale
    E.J. Manuel will play in Thursday's preseason finale.

    Advice: "Some" of the Bills' first-team offense will suit up on Thursday. It's unusual for a starting quarterback to play in the finale, especially since Manuel and the Bills had an extra contest in the Hall-of-Fame Game. It's a sign that the Bills are (rightfully) concerned with Manuel's play this summer. Manuel has completed 47-of-75 passes for 461 yards (6.14 YPA), one touchdown and two picks. Manuel could end up a colossal draft bust. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:47 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.54 (55th)
  • Raiders still committed to Schaub for Week 1
    NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Raiders remain committed to Matt Schaub as their Week 1 starter.

    Advice: No one but the Raiders expected Schaub to look good this preseason, but he's been ever worse than feared, completing just 24-of-47 passes for 218 yards (4.63 YPA), zero touchdowns and one pick through three games. The Raiders have given themselves an out, however, discovering a "minor" elbow "injury." Second-rounder Derek Carr may have seized the starting job had he not missed last weekend's dress rehearsal with a rib ailment. Schaub is on borrowed time under center. He's un-draftable in two-quarterback leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:34 am
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.49 (72nd)
  • Redskins considered unlikely to trade Cousins
    The Washington Post's Mark Maske reports the Redskins are unlikely to trade Kirk Cousins with Robert Griffin III "struggling."

    Advice: There have been the usual rumors and dots connecting Cousins to the Rams after Sam Bradford re-tore his left ACL, but the move would make little sense for either side. The Redskins need a back-up plan in case RGIII flames out, while it's far from a guarantee Cousins would be an upgrade on Shaun Hill in St. Louis. He struggled mightily after replacing Griffin last December. It would be best for both sides to stand pat. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.57 (2645th)
  • Ryan Lindley dumped by ARZ
    Cardinals waived QB Ryan Lindley.

    Advice: Lindley appeared in just one preseason game, going 8-of-15 for 64 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions against the Vikings. The 2012 sixth-round pick was forced into four desperation starts in 2012, winning one game and compiling a 46.7 passer rating. Lindley has zero touchdowns and seven interceptions in his NFL career, and was predictably behind both Drew Stanton and Logan Thomas. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:41 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2378th)
  • James Franklin among Lions cuts
    Lions waived/released QB James Franklin, FB Chad Abram, P Drew Butler, CB Jonte Green, CB Aaron Hester and K Giorgio Tavecchio.

    Advice: A three-year starter in Missouri's explosive offense, Franklin threw for 51 touchdowns and ran for 21 in his college career. But he doesn't have an NFL arm and has been unwilling to switch positions. Tavecchio loses out to Nate Freese for the kicking gig. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2355th)
  • Patriots still trying to trade Ryan Mallett
    The Patriots are expected to hold Ryan Mallett out of Thursday's preseason finale as opportunities around the NFL become available.

    Advice: The Patriots are still holding out hope that they can get something in a trade for Mallett, who is entering the final year of his contract. It remains unlikely, even with Sam Bradford (knee) going down and Cam Newton (ribs) slightly iffy for Week 1. If teams are interested in Mallett, they know he'll likely be on waivers soon. Second-round rookie Jimmy Garoppolo will start Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:48 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.38 (2657th)
  • Redskins shooting down talk of QB controversy
    Coach Jay Gruden rejected any notion of a quarterback controversy.

    Advice: Robert Griffin has looked wild, out of control and uncomfortable so far as he learns Gruden's system. Through three preseason games, he's 13-of-20 for 141 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions. He's been outplayed by Kirk Cousins, sparking something of a controversy. Joe Theismann said that "if there was a quarterback competition, it wouldn't be a competition. Kirk Cousins would be the man." It's a knee-jerk take from Theismann. (Philip Rivers had a 48.3 QB rating last preseason and went on to win Comeback Player of the Year.) The talent gap between Griffin and Cousins is massive. RG3's fantasy upside remains high thanks to strong weapons and elite speed. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:41 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.59 (15th)
  • Report: OAK staff feels comfortable with Carr
    According to NFL Network's Albert Breer, the Raiders' staff feels Derek Carr is ready to start if needed.

    Advice: Everyone in the NFL world knew Matt Schaub was done except for the Raiders. Now he's dealing with tendinitis in his throwing elbow and is looking no better than he did when he got benched in favor of Case Keenum last year. If Carr can show well in the preseason finale Thursday, there will be serious pressure on Dennis Allen to start the rookie as soon as Week 1. Either way, Carr is a near lock to make some starts this season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:39 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.91 (2653rd)
  • Cassel beats out Bridgewater for Week 1 start
    The Vikings will start Matt Cassel Week 1, according to FOX's Jay Glazer.

    Advice: Cassel started all three preseason games, looking sharp while going 26-of-39 (66.6 percent) for 367 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Teddy Bridgewater was also solid in his three appearances, going 26-of-40 for 266 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions. The close battle predictably goes to the veteran, as Cassel was always expected to be a bridge while the first-round rookie develops a little bit. Cassel, a low-end QB2 for now with a dash of upside thanks to Norv Turner's vertical scheme, will not have a long leash. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:43 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.69 (58th)
  • QB Dennis Dixon dumped by Bills
    Bills released QB Dennis Dixon.

    Advice: Dixon never came close to moving ahead of Jeff Tuel or Thad Lewis. They'll compete for the right to back up shaky E.J. Manuel. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:38 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2341st)
  • Matt Schaub diagnosed with tendinitis
    Matt Schaub has been diagnosed with mere tendinitis in his throwing elbow.

    Advice: It's a non-structural issue that can often be healed with rest. The Raiders should be praying that this is the only reason Schaub's arm strength has looked so poor this preseason -- he didn't look any better last year before getting benched in favor of Case Keenum in Houston. Schaub will likely be under center Week 1, but we'd bet on Derek Carr giving the Raiders a better chance to win this season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:29 am
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.49 (72nd)
  • Charlie Whitehurst is still TEN's No. 2 QB
    Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Sunday that Charlie Whitehurst remains his No. 2 quarterback.

    Advice: Sixth-round rookie Zach Mettenberger has had a big month, leading the league in preseason passing yards while completing 68.6 percent of his throws. Meanwhile, Whitehurst hasn't practiced or played since hurting his hand last week. Still, Whiz will likely make the conservative play and turn to safety (Whitehurst) if anything happens to Jake Locker this season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:24 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.21 (2649th)
  • Derek Carr is fully healthy
    Rookie Derek Carr was the Raiders' first-team quarterback at Sunday's practice, and will play in Thursday's preseason finale against Seattle.

    Advice: Matt Schaub is nursing a "sore elbow," so Carr is running with the ones. Carr has recovered fully from his concussion and rib injury, which were suffered in the Raiders' second preseason game. If Carr plays well against the Seahawks, we would not entirely rule out the possibility he starts Week 1 against the Jets. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:04 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.91 (2653rd)
  • Matt Schaub now battling 'sore elbow'
    Matt Schaub is now battling a "sore elbow" at Raiders camp.

    Advice: An arm injury doesn't explain Schaub's inability to move or make sound decisions, but could be telling in regards to his noticeable shortage of arm strength. Schaub has looked genuinely Matt Flynnian in preseason games. Perhaps the sore elbow will be the excuse Dennis Allen needs to put Schaub out of his misery. He's been outplayed by rookie Derek Carr throughout August. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:28 pm
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.49 (72nd)
  • Keenum may lose backup job to Tom Savage
    Coach Bill O'Brien indicated Sunday that Case Keenum is in danger of losing the Texans' backup quarterback job to rookie Tom Savage.

    Advice: Fourth-round pick Savage led a 74-yard touchdown drive to win Houston's third preseason game against Denver. "I would say it's pretty close," O'Brien said. "I think it's pretty close. We're discussing that right now." Keenum is 20-of-35 passing for 184 yards, no touchdowns and one interception with two sacks taken this preseason. Ryan Fitzpatrick is clearly locked in as the starter. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:49 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2368th)
  • Newton playing will come down to pain mgmt.
    The Panthers don't expect to know Cam Newton's (rib) Week 1 availability until next week.

    Advice: Newton has a hairline rib fracture in his back region. "We'll treat him day by day and evaluate him at the end of the week and see how he is," Rivera said. "We expect him to get past the soreness in the next few days and then be able to do a lot more as the days go." Newton's ability to play will come down to "pain management." We suspect he'll be out there Week 1 at Tampa, but perhaps with fewer designed runs in the playbook. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:33 pm
    Probable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.50 (14th)
  • 'No chance' Sanchez would want to join Rams
    A person with knowledge of the situation told USA Today there's "no chance" Mark Sanchez would want to reunite with OC Brian Schottenheimer in St. Louis.

    Advice: Through three preseason games, Sanchez has been excellent in Chip Kelly's offensive system. We've seen him play in Schotty's, and the results weren't pretty. At age 27, Sanchez is content to spend one year as a backup. He can enter free agency next March, and will likely pursue a chance to start. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:20 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.34 (2659th)
  • Clausen wins backup job as Bears cut Palmer
    Bears released QB Jordan Palmer.

    Advice: Jimmy Clausen has officially won Chicago's backup quarterback job, which unofficially puts him on the fantasy radar under QB Whisperer Marc Trestman. If the Bears keep three quarterbacks this season, they'll be Jay Cutler, Clausen, and rookie David Fales. They could also keep two. Palmer figures to stay on Trestman's speed dial, however. The two are tight and he knows the system. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:55 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2372nd)
  • Falcons issue first cuts
    Falcons waived/released QB Jeff Mathews, S Tyrell Johnson, DL Theo Agnew, LB Darin Drakeford, S Devonta Glover-Wright, WR Julian Jones, RB Jerome Smith, LB Brendan Daley, WR Tramaine Thompson, TE Brian Wozniak, and LB Walker May.

    Advice: Atlanta has trimmed its roster to the requisite 75 players. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:02 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2351st)
  • Cam Newton has hairline fracture in his ribs
    Cam Newton has been diagnosed with a hairline fracture in his ribs, but the Panthers are optimistic he will play in Week 1.

    Advice: Coach Ron Rivera said Sunday he "thinks" Newton will play Week 1 at Tampa Bay. The September 7 opener is exactly two weeks away. Newton will obviously be held out of Carolina's preseason finale. Newton's rib and ankle injuries are an increasing concern for his mobility and rushing potential, as OC Mike Shula may scale back designed runs in an effort to keep his quarterback healthy. Those worries are still baked into Newton's mid- to late-seventh-round ADP, where he is a value pick. This latest news will probably push him into the eighth round of 12-team drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:48 pm
    Probable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.50 (14th)
  • Eagles not looking to deal Mark Sanchez
    ESPN's Adam Caplan reports the Eagles would need "something very strong" to consider trading Mark Sanchez.

    Advice: Some folks have floated the idea of St. Louis trading for Sanchez after losing Sam Bradford to a re-torn ACL. We'd strongly bet against it. The Eagles are "really happy" with Sanchez as Nick Foles' backup, and Sanchez's relationship with Rams OC Brian Schottenheimer is not the best. Sanchez has been terrific this preseason. He has a 9.06 YPA, 80.6 completion rate, and two TDs. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:05 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.34 (2659th)
  • Rams lose Sam Bradford to re-torn left ACL
    Sam Bradford is done for the season after re-tearing his left ACL in Saturday night's preseason game against the Browns.

    Advice: Bradford's to-date career performance suggests this isn't quite the crippling blow to St. Louis' offense it may be perceived as, but it certainly hurts. Bradford will enter 2015 having missed 31 of 80 possible games in his career, and coming off back-to-back left ACL tears with a roughly $13 million base salary. The Rams will turn to longtime NFL backup Shaun Hill, whose 6.7 career YPA and 61.9 completion rate are both superior to Bradford's marks, but who hasn't made a start since 2010. Keep in mind Bradford is still only 26 years old; he turns 27 in November. If the Rams are forced to cut him next offseason -- they currently have the least salary cap space in football -- he'd be a worthwhile flier for a quarterback-needy team. This year, the Rams are going to pound the ball with Zac Stacy and to a lesser extent Benny Cunningham. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:41 pm
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2374th)
  • Rookie QB Mettenberger lighting up preseason
    Titans rookie Zach Mettenberger currently leads the NFL in preseason passing yards with 504.

    Advice: Ryan Nassib is second and E.J. Manuel is third, so take this with a heaping grain of salt. Still, it's worth noting that Mettenberger has been incredibly sharp in August, completing 68.6 percent of his throws with a sterling 9.9 YPA. He's thrown two touchdowns and two interceptions. Keep in mind Mettenberger is still rounding into form after a late-season ACL tear at LSU. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:47 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2337th)
  • 'Real concern' Sam Bradford has re-torn ACL
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Rams have "real concern" Sam Bradford re-tore his left ACL in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: Initial tests suggested the ligament was intact, but there is now "real concern that it is not," Schefter reports. Schefter and colleague Chris Mortensen are tight with Jeff Fisher, so we'd take anything they say about the Rams quite seriously. If Bradford is indeed lost for the year, the Rams would turn to Shaun Hill as their starting quarterback and continue to ride the run game. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:15 am
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2374th)
  • Vikings still declining to name Week 1 QB
    Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is not yet ready to name a Week 1 starting quarterback.

    Advice: The Vikings gave Matt Cassel the starting treatment in Saturday night's third preseason game, letting him command the first-team offense into the third quarter. Zimmer stated both Cassel and Teddy Bridgewater did "well" against the Chiefs, and has never given a timetable to name his first-string signal caller. We fully expect Cassel to get the Week 1 nod, but his leash will not be long. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:08 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.69 (58th)
  • Dennis Dixon was Bills' No. 2 QB on Saturday
    Dennis Dixon operated as the Bills' No. 2 quarterback in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: The Bills are trying to find a competent backup to E.J. Manuel, who is one of the worst starters in the league. With Manuel coming off three knee procedures, Buffalo knows it needs a quality No. 2. Dixon, Thad Lewis, and Jeff Tuel have all been unimpressive. Coach Doug Marrone said the team is open to acquiring a new backup quarterback. Expect the Bills to eye the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:00 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2341st)
  • Bradford (knee) tells teammate he's 'ok'
    Sam Bradford told teammate Brian Quick he was "ok" after departing Saturday's preseason game with a left knee injury.

    Advice: "I was a little nervous about it, but everything is all right," Quick assured. "Sam told me that he is ok." Quick should hardly be considered gospel on the matter of his quarterback's knee, but it's another encouraging sign that Bradford has avoided serious injury. Coach Jeff Fisher speculated it was a mere hyperextension before saying he was "very optimistic" Bradford would make a quick return. A Sunday MRI will provide final word. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:46 pm
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2374th)
  • Kirk Cousins throws for 122 yards, 2 TDs
    Kirk Cousins completed 14-of-20 passes for 122 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday night's preseason game against the Ravens.

    Advice: Cousins played exclusively with the second-team offense, connecting with Santana Moss and Nick Williams for his touchdowns. He's completed 35-of-54 passes (65 percent) for 370 yards with four touchdowns and an interception this preseason. Cousins will continue to back up Robert Griffin III this season. He's under contract with Washington through 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:17 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.57 (2645th)
  • Rams 'very optimistic' about Bradford (knee)
    Rams coach Jeff Fisher is "very optimistic" for a "quick return" from Sam Bradford (knee).

    Advice: However, Fisher allowed that he was mostly guessing. Bradford is undergoing an MRI on Sunday. Looking for positives, Bradford walked off the field and to the locker room under his own power. His reaction was concerning, however, while his injury history is well documented. Anything from a Week 1 start to long-term absence is possible. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:31 pm
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2374th)
  • Matt Cassel decent in 3rd preseason game
    Matt Cassel completed 9-of-17 passes for 152 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in Saturday night's third preseason game at Kansas City.

    Advice: He scrambled once for four yards. Playing into the third quarter -- a sure sign he's won Minnesota's starting quarterback job -- Cassel opened the game with a 53-yard touchdown to Cordarrelle Patterson off play-action, before his play began to deteriorate. Cassel is 26-of-39 passing for 367 yards and a 2:1 TD-to-INT ratio in the exhibition season. He will start Week 1, but will be on a short leash. Teddy Bridgewater has four touchdowns and no picks in August. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:18 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.69 (58th)
  • Alex Smith picked off twice Saturday night
    Alex Smith completed 14-of-24 passes for 140 yards and two interceptions in the Chiefs' third preseason game Saturday night against the Vikings.

    Advice: He added three carries for 21 yards. Playing with Donnie Avery, Frankie Hammond, and UDFA Albert Wilson at wideout, Smith was picked in the first quarter on a throw intended for Hammond, and later on a pass meant for Travis Kelce. Both interceptions came on red-zone plays. Smith is 31-of-51 passing for 286 yards, and three turnovers this preseason. He lost a fumble in Kansas City's exhibition opener, and has not accounted for any touchdowns. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:10 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.90 (27th)
  • Rams don't have 'feel' for Bradford's injury
    FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports the Rams "truly don't seem to have a feel" for how serious Sam Bradford's knee injury is, and are waiting with "held breath" for his MRI.

    Advice: The team should have the results by Sunday afternoon. For what it's worth, coach Jeff Fisher told the Rams' sideline reporter that Bradford was in "good spirits." We should know his 2014 status by this time tomorrow. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:03 pm
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2374th)
  • Griffin unimpressive in third preseason game
    Robert Griffin III completed 5-of-8 passes for 20 yards and an interception in Washington's third preseason game.

    Advice: It was a rough start from Griffin, who also took three sacks. He tried to force a pass to Alfred Morris and had it intercepted by C.J. Mosley to end his final drive of the night. Griffin also had an interception to Terrance Brooks that was overturned by pass interference. His performance this preseason has raised some concern. There's also questions about Griffin's ability to run Jay Gruden's offense, which requires him to make more throws from the pocket. Keep in mind that Gruden coaxed Andy Dalton to a top-three Fantasy season last year, and Griffin is a far more gifted quarterback. The Redskins also project to be among the most pass-heavy teams in the league under Gruden, and upgraded on offense with DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts. With no real consensus outside of the top four quarterbacks, Griffin is worth the risk at his seventh-round ADP. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:01 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.59 (15th)
  • Bradford's 'initial tests' show no ACL damage
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports "initial tests" revealed no damage to Sam Bradford's left ACL, and that the team believes it has "dodged a bullet."

    Advice: However, Schefter's colleague Chris Mortensen calls the tests "inconclusive," and reports he'll undergo an MRI. The Rams are not out of the woods yet with their oft-injured "franchise" quarterback. The Rams pulled backup Shaun Hill from Saturday's game after only one series, suggesting they are worried about Bradford's status. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:13 pm
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2374th)
  • Tannehill struggles against Cowboys Saturday
    Ryan Tannehill completed 13-of-21 passes for 119 yards and an interception in the Dolphins' third preseason game.

    Advice: The Dolphins' offense shredded the Cowboys' defense for 232 yards while Tannehill was on the field, but penalties and turnovers held Miami to only three points. The most egregious of those turnovers belonged to Tannehill, who stared down Brian Hartline before throwing the ball straight to Cowboys CB Tyler Patmon on his final play of the night. Tannehill also struggled with deep accuracy Saturday night, missing a wide-open Mike Wallace by a good five yards. Despite his struggles, Tannehill has the upside to be a solid QB2 in what should be an improved offense. Tannehill is 28-of-41 for 291 yards, one touchdown, and an interception this preseason. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.49 (20th)
  • Sam Bradford leaves after injuring left knee
    Sam Bradford was forced from Saturday's preseason game against the Browns with a left knee injury.

    Advice: That's the same knee Bradford had surgically repaired last fall. Bradford crumpled in pain after taking a nothing "hit" from Browns DE Armonty Bryant. He writhed around for a few moments before heading to the sideline under his own power. He departed for the locker room after a short examination. It did not have the looks of a serious injury, but Bradford's reaction and injury history are worrisome. He was 4-of-9 for 77 yards before departing, showing a promising connection with Brian Quick. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:27 pm
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2374th)
  • Manuel struggles in final preseason tune-up
    E.J. Manuel completed 19-of-28 passes for 198 yards with one touchdown and an interception in Saturday's preseason game against the Bucs.

    Advice: The interception wasn't Manuel's fault; Scott Chandler fell down on his route and allowed Dashon Goldson to get an easy pick. But Manuel had a couple of other near-interceptions that he forced into coverage. He also lost a fumble on a sack that was returned for a touchdown. Manuel's propensity to check down in the preseason has been the bigger concern. Buffalo's offense generated only 82 yards in the first half. Manuel's stat line would have looked a lot worse, but he was able to light up the Bucs' second-stringers in the third quarter. It's worth noting that Manuel was playing without Sammy Watkins. The Bills offensive line was also a major issue, allowing five sacks. In four preseason starts, Manuel has completed 47-of-75 passes (63 percent) for 461 yards, with one touchdown and two interceptions. He's not on the QB2 radar. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:39 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.54 (55th)
  • Mark Sanchez will not play against Jets
    Mark Sanchez will not play in the Eagles' fourth preseason game against the Jets.

    Advice: Matt Barkley will start and play most of the game, confirming Sanchez is the No. 2 quarterback in Philly. Originally billed as a camp battle, Sanchez has easily bested Barkley for the backup job. Sanchez has completed 25-of-31 passes for 281 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception this preseason. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:56 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.34 (2659th)
  • Cam Newton will play in fourth preseason game
    Cam Newton will play in the Panthers' fourth preseason game.

    Advice: Starters are usually rested in the fourth contest, but Newton and the Panthers' offense have struggled to move the ball this preseason. "It was very evident that we've got to get him out there," coach Ron Rivera said. "We've got to get our quarterback out on the field, and he's got to get some timing with those guys." Newton suffered a back contusion Friday night, but appears fine. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:32 am
    Probable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.50 (14th)
  • Ryan Mallett plays one series Friday night
    Ryan Mallett completed 2-of-3 passes for 14 yards in one series of work against the Panthers Friday night.

    Advice: Mallett replaced Tom Brady for one series in the first quarter, and did not see the field again all night. It was likely a mind game from coach Bill Belichick to see if Mallett could handle being unexpectedly thrust into the starting lineup. Mallett performed well, and the fact that Belichick tried the experiment on Mallett instead of Jimmy Garoppolo suggests Mallett is the favorite to open the season as Brady's backup. Mallett has completed 14-of-26 passes for 161 yards and one touchdown this preseason. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:58 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.38 (2657th)
  • Matt Schaub pitiful in ugly showing at GB
    Matt Schaub completed 13-of-27 passes for 110 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Friday's preseason game at Green Bay.

    Advice: Schaub was nothing short of brutal, especially when facing the Packers' first-string defense in the first half (61 yards on 22 attempts). His arm strength is shot, he's immobile in the pocket and his starting receivers can't make anything happen after the catch. Through three preseason games, Schaub is 24-of-47 for 218 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. The Raiders are going to have one of the league's worse passing "attacks" this season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:25 pm
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.49 (72nd)
  • Cam Newton sacked three times Friday night
    Cam Newton completed 8-of-12 passes for 88 yards and added three rushes for 12 yards in the Panthers' third preseason game Friday night.

    Advice: Newton was forced from the field in the second quarter after an awkward hit from Patriots LB Jamie Collins, but returned one play later. Newton's numbers look respectable, but the offense struggled. Newton was sacked three times in five series, and failed to lead the Panthers' past the New England 40. Newton is 12-of-21 for 153 yards this preseason, and has been sacked five times. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:48 pm
    Probable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.50 (14th)
  • Derek Carr active for third preseason game
    Derek Carr (ribs) is active for Friday night's preseason game against the Packers.

    Advice: The Raiders didn't list Carr among their inactives, but it doesn't necessarily mean that he's going to play. Carr is expected to sit out after suffering a concussion and bruised ribs in the Raiders' second preseason game. Marcel Reece (foot) is also listed as active. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.91 (2653rd)
  • Mark Sanchez has another nice preseason night
    Mark Sanchez completed 7-of-9 passes for 85 yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers.

    Advice: Sanchez continued to shine with the Eagles' second-team offense, getting rid of the ball quickly and fitting it into tight windows. The Jets' former Sanchize is now 25-of-31 for 281 yards (9.06 YPA), two touchdowns and an interception this preseason. He's looking like he could guide Chip Kelly's offense were Nick Foles to go down with injury. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:34 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.34 (2659th)
  • Derek Carr sitting out third preseason game
    Derek Carr (ribs) will sit out Friday's preseason game against the Packers.

    Advice: It's a major missed opportunity for the second-round signal caller, who could have put heat on struggling starter Matt Schaub with a strong performance. Schaub is now all but guaranteed to be under center come Week 1. Carr will probably still make starts sooner rather than later. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:55 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.91 (2653rd)
  • RGIII bruises thigh on MNF, working on slides
    Robert Griffin III came out of Monday night's preseason game with a bruised thigh and admitted he needs to work on avoiding unnecessary hits.

    Advice: The bruised thigh isn't a concern, but RGIII's inability to protect himself is. He played wildly out of control against the Browns and took several hits at the end of runs. If he keeps it up, Griffin won't last a full season. The times he did slide, they were so awkward that he almost ended up hurting himself. Following the game, coach Jay Gruden stressed that RGIII "needs to protect himself." It's a habit RGIII needs to shake to stay healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:52 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.59 (15th)
  • RGIII shaky in Redskins 2nd preseason game
    Robert Griffin III completed 6-of-9 passes for 112 yards and one interception in Washington's second preseason game against Cleveland on Monday night.

    Advice: He added 24 yards rushing on four carries. The numbers look better than Griffin actually played. His footwork was poor, and he took several unnecessary hits as a runner, instead of getting out of bounds. On RGIII's pick, Joe Haden jumped a comeback route to DeSean Jackson for the easy INT. Griffin's lone highlight of the night was a beautiful 49-yard bomb to Andre Roberts. Through two preseason games, RGIII is 8-of-13 passing for 121 yards and the pick. He remains a risky middle-round QB1 fantasy target. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:06 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.59 (15th)
  • Carr (concussion) already back at practice
    Derek Carr (concussion) has been cleared to resume practicing.

    Advice: It's suspiciously quick clearance after Carr was concussed in Saturday's preseason game, but so it goes. Carr was practicing with extra padding on his injured ribs. Despite the ailments, Carr is now on track to suit up for Friday's regular-season dress rehearsal against the Packers. Carr could put more heat on Matt Schaub with a strong showing in Green Bay. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 18, 12:05 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.91 (2653rd)
  • Charlie Whitehurst (finger) is 'fine'
    Titans No. 2 QB Charlie Whitehurst (finger) is "fine."

    Advice: Checkdown Charlie will be fine to back up Jake Locker for Week 1. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 18, 10:52 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.21 (2649th)
  • Cassel will start 3rd straight preseason game
    Matt Cassel will start Saturday's third preseason game against the Chiefs.

    Advice: It's Cassel's third straight start, proving he's firmly ahead of Teddy Bridgewater for the Week 1 starting gig. Only a total faceplant Saturday would muddle things. Through two preseason games, Cassel is 17-of-22 for 210 yards with one touchdown and no picks, showing excellent command of the new Norv Turner scheme. Bridgewater is 22-of-33 for 259 yards with two touchdowns and no picks. He also led a game-winning drive in an impressive second preseason game, albeit against the Cardinals' third-string defense. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 18, 9:59 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.69 (58th)
  • Chip Kelly: No calls yet on Mark Sanchez
    Coach Chip Kelly hinted that he'd be open to trading Mark Sanchez.

    Advice: Through two preseason games, Sanchez has gone 18-of-22 for 196 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. On Sunday, Kelly was asked what would happen if another team showed interest in the ex-Jet. "What are you giving me?" Kelly replied. The coach went on to say that no one has called about Sanchez, who settled for a meager one-year, $2.25 million contract in March. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 17, 7:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.34 (2659th)
  • Cam leads 2 TD drives in 2014 preseason debut
    Cam Newton (ankle) started Carolina's second preseason game Sunday night, completing 4-of-9 passes for 65 yards.

    Advice: Dealing with rust in his 2014 debut, Newton went three-and-out on each of the Panthers' first three possessions. He displayed plenty of movement ability on his surgically repaired ankle, but was inaccurate early, missing Jerricho Cotchery badly on a sideline route and overthrowing an open Kelvin Benjamin on a vertical shot. Cam settled down on his fourth and fifth drives, which were both capped by Jonathan Stewart goal-line TDs. Newton hit Kelvin Benjamin on a crosser for 24 yards and Jason Avant for 25 deep down the middle. So far, the early returns on Carolina's oft-ripped offensive line and receiver corps are promising. It's worth noting Greg Olsen (calf) did not play Sunday night. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 17, 6:39 pm
    Probable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.50 (14th)
  • Thad Lewis in danger of not making roster
    Bills backup QB Thad Lewis is believed to be on the roster bubble.

    Advice: Lewis was a lock for the 53-man roster a month ago, but has struggled this preseason. He's completed just 17-of-33 passes for 168 yards and two interceptions. The Bills were said to be "very high" on Lewis as their backup to E.J. Manuel in the spring. Jeff Tuel has outperformed Lewis this summer. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 17, 8:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2346th)
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