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  • Big Ben throws for 265 & 2 TDs in MNF win
    Ben Roethlisberger completed 23-of-33 passes for 265 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the Steelers' Week 7 win over the Texans on Monday night.

    Advice: Roethlisberger absorbed three sacks and lost his right tackle and left tackle for stretches in this one. The offense got off to a really slow start, being held scoreless until there was 3:08 left in the first half. That's when Big Ben hooked up with rookie WR Martavis Bryant for a 35-yard touchdown over the top of the defense. The flood gates opened for Pittsburgh. Antonio Brown found Lance Moore for a three-yard touchdown 1:41 later, and Ben then found Le'Veon Bell for a two-yard score just 49 seconds after that. Roethlisberger hooked up with Brown nine times for 90 yards and had a 16-yard score called back when Brown couldn't get a second foot in bounds. Ben will be a mid-range QB2 vs. the Colts next week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:02 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    19.12 (21st)
  • FitzMagic tosses 2 TDs, INT in MNF loss
    Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 21-of-32 passes for 262 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Texans' Week 7 loss to the Steelers on Monday night.

    Advice: Fitzpatrick played well for much of the first half, leading the Texans on three consecutive scoring drives to open the game. It was a train wreck thereafter. One play after the Steelers had just scored a three-yard touchdown on an Arian Foster fumble at the goal line, Fitzpatrick comes back and tosses an interception at his own 20-yard line with 53 seconds left in the first half. The Steelers scored another TD and totaled 24 points in 2:54 before the break after trailing 13-0 with 3:08 left in the half. The Texans struggled on third downs passing the ball all night. Fitz's TDs went to Alfred Blue and Foster. He's a back-end QB2. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:56 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    13.18 (82nd)
  • Browns 'briefly' considered going to Manziel
    Coach Mike Pettine said the Browns "briefly" considered benching Brian Hoyer in favor of Johnny Manziel in Cleveland's 24-6 loss to Jacksonville.

    Advice: How could they not have thought about it? Hoyer dropped the worst game of his career on the Jaguars, going 16-of-41 passing, turning it over twice, and taking three sacks. He missed a number of throws. "It was discussed briefly, but it was a situation where we still wanted to at least try to end the game with Brian on a positive note,'' Pettine said. Pettine went on to say Hoyer is "firmly our starter," but that's hard to believe. Once you start thinking about going to the backup, it's just a matter of time. Hoyer can't afford to lose to the 0-6 Raiders. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:00 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    13.94 (70th)
  • Skins 'planning' to start Colt McCoy Week 8
    Coach Jay Gruden announced Monday he is planning to start Colt McCoy at quarterback in Week 8 against the Cowboys.

    Advice: NBC's Dianna Marie Russini passes along that Robert Griffin III (ankle) "has been medically cleared to add to his workload," but the plan for now is to give McCoy the nod. After facing the Cowboys, the Redskins will play the Vikings in Week 9. That seems like Griffin's earliest-possible return date. In a home game against noodle-armed career journeyman backup McCoy, Dallas' fantasy defense will be worth a look as a Week 8 streamer. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:44 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.09 (2669th)
  • Whisenhunt: Locker remains Titans starter
    Coach Ken Whisenhunt reiterated Monday that Jake Locker (thumb) remains the Titans' starting quarterback when healthy.

    Advice: Per Whisenhunt, the plan is for Locker to throw on Tuesday and the Titans will "see how he responds Wednesday." Whiz said after Sunday's loss to the Redskins that he "would expect" Locker to return in Week 8 against the Texans, although there are clearly no guarantees. Locker has been an utter NFL bust. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:38 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    17.29 (30th)
  • Cousins officially behind Colt on depth chart
    Colt McCoy has officially passed Kirk Cousins on the Redskins' depth chart.

    Advice: In other words, it wasn't a one-time thing as the Redskins searched for a "spark." McCoy will get the starter's reps in this week's practices, and get the call against the Cowboys if Robert Griffin III (ankle) isn't ready. Cousins can be safely dropped in all formats of fantasy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:16 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    15.84 (47th)
  • Austin Davis completes 86% of passes in win
    Austin Davis completed 18-of-21 passes for 152 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the Rams' Week 7 win over the Seahawks.

    Advice: Davis dinked and dunked his way down the field all afternoon, settling for short passes to his running backs and tight ends. It wasn't flashy by any means, but successful after struggling badly in Week 6 against San Francisco. The lone shot he took downfield was a 30-yard completion to Chris Givens. Davis completed 86 percent of his passes and hooked up with Benny Cunningham and Lance Kendricks for five- and four-yard scores, respectively. Davis is a back-end QB2 with a dreadful schedule (at KC, at SF, at ARZ, vs. DEN, at SD) ahead. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:16 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    15.89 (45th)
  • Redskins not ruling Griffin out for Week 8
    The Redskins aren't ruling Robert Griffin III (ankle) for Week 8, but he has a "long way to go."

    Advice: "He's got to be 100 percent," coach Jay Gruden said at Monday's presser. Gruden went on to say that Colt McCoy will get the starter's reps in this week's practices, and be under center against the Cowboys if RGIII isn't ready to go. It sounds like Griffin is highly unlikely for Week 8, though he does have an extra day to heal up with the Redskins playing on Monday Night Football. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:13 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2456th)
  • Josh McCown (thumb) resumes practicing
    Josh McCown (thumb) has resumed practicing.

    Advice: Mike Glennon took the first-team reps in Monday's informal session, but McCown was reportedly throwing "very well." McCown's status will be updated when the Bucs return to official practice on Wednesday. We fully expect Glennon to remain under center against the Vikings. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:04 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2487th)
  • Titans expect Jake Locker to return next week
    Coach Ken Whisenhunt said he "would expect" Jake Locker (thumb) to return Week 8.

    Advice: Locker practiced early last week, but his thumb became sore and the Titans were worried about mistakes with ball handling. So they went with Checkdown Charlie Whitehurst again, who predictably crippled the team in a narrow loss at Washington. Locker's return will be great news for Justin Hunter, whose vertical strengths need a big arm. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:32 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    17.29 (30th)
  • Robert Griffin has a chance to return Week 8
    Coach Jay Gruden wouldn't rule out Robert Griffin III (ankle) returning for Week 8.

    Advice: In the outside chance Griffin looks "great" in practice, top beat writer John Keim expects him to get the nod Monday night against Dallas. If not, it's expected to be Colt McCoy under center. Kirk Cousins has played his way off the map with nine interceptions in the last five games. Griffin was not playing well in Jay Gruden's pocket-passer scheme prior to his injury, but is on the QB1 map anytime he starts due to dual-threat ability. RG3 is a must-add for anyone in need of quarterback help. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:42 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2456th)
  • Colin Kaepernick throws one touchdown in loss
    Colin Kaepernick completed 24-of-39 passes for 263 yards, one touchdown, and an interception in Sunday night's Week 7 loss to the Broncos.

    Advice: He added 18 yards on three carries. Kaepernick failed to lead the 49ers to a scoring drive in the second half. His lone touchdown came on a four-yard pass to Stevie Johnson in the back of the end-zone. The 49ers' offensive line struggled to pass protect all game, and Kaepernick was sacked six times. Kaepernick will be a borderline QB1 option in Week 9 when the 49ers come out of their bye. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:11 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2496th)
  • Manning breaks Brett Favre's TD record
    Peyton Manning completed 22-of-26 passes for 318 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday night's 42-17 win over the 49ers.

    Advice: Manning broke Brett Favre's career touchdown record with an eight-yard pass to Demaryius Thomas in the second quarter. He picked apart an injured 49ers secondary, finishing with just four incompletions. With the Broncos playing on a short turnaround next week, Manning was rested for Brock Osweiler in the fourth quarter. He's now up to 1,848 yards, 19 touchdowns, and three interceptions through six games. The Broncos take on the Chargers in Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:56 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    27.39 (1st)
  • Palmer throws two more TD passes in victory
    Carson Palmer completed 22-of-31 passes for 253 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the Cardinals' Week 7 win over the Raiders.

    Advice: He was only sacked once, although Oakland did get pressure on Palmer, particularly in the second half. Palmer put the Cardinals ahead with a two-yard touchdown pass to Stepfan Taylor and a 33-yard score to Michael Floyd in the first half. He was picked in the second quarter by Charles Woodson on a slightly off-target pass that was deflected by TE John Carlson. Cards coach Bruce Arians reportedly emphasized increased balance on offense during the practice week, so Taylor handled more work than usual and Arizona finished with 31 pass attempts compared to 37 runs, one week after Palmer fired off an untenable 44 throws. The good news is Palmer continues to look healthy and has playmaking weapons. He gets another favorable matchup when Arizona takes on Philadelphia in Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:27 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    18.40 (25th)
  • Philip Rivers held to 205 yards in loss to KC
    Philip Rivers completed 17-of-31 passes for 205 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in San Diego's 23-20, Week 7 loss to the Chiefs.

    Advice: Rivers also fumbled, but managed to recover it. The start was Rivers' worst since Week 1, though his pick came in desperation mode with time expiring. That being said, his second score, a 27-yarder to Antonio Gates, was a fluke pass that bounced off a defender's hands. Rivers' style was cramped by being limited to 21 minutes of possession, which forced the Bolts to hurry. He should bounce back in Thursday night's game against the Broncos. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:26 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    21.50 (8th)
  • Andy Dalton looks lost againt Colts
    Andy Dalton completed 18-of-38 passes for 126 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Sunday's Week 7 loss at Indy.

    Advice: Dalton and Bengals never got off the bus. They somehow opened the game with eight straight 3-and-outs, finishing the first half with 27 total yards. Vontae Davis and Greg Toler were dominant on the corners, erasing Mohamed Sanu outside of one deep ball in garbage time. It's a reminder of both how bad Carolina's defense is (see last week) and how good A.J. Green is. Dalton will be praying he gets Green back for Week 8 against the Ravens, otherwise he'll barely be a QB2. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:56 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    14.72 (57th)
  • Whitehurst tosses two TDs vs. Washington
    Charlie Whitehurst completed 17-of-26 passes for 160 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Tennessee's 19-17, Week 7 loss to the Redskins.

    Advice: Checkdown Charlie kept the chains moving in an ugly game, but looked like the backup he is. Whitehurst's receivers did the work on his scores, with Kendall Wright shaking and baking through a scrum, and Derek Hagan getting behind the entire defense. Whitehurst air-mailed Delanie Walker on his pick. It looked like he intentionally threw it over Walker's head. Jake Locker (thumb) should be ready to return in Week 8, but it's not outside the realm of possibility that Tennessee will keep rolling with Whitehurst. Locker has been spectacularly ineffective this season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:55 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.10 (2661st)
  • Drew Brees throws late pick in Saints loss
    Drew Brees completed 28-of-45 passes for 342 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Saints' Week 7 loss to the Lions.

    Advice: Brees played well most of the day, but threw a critical interception late in the fourth quarter that led to the Lions' game-winning touchdown. Brees was 3-of-14 in the fourth quarter, and 2-of-7 on the Saints' failed comeback drive. Despite the Saints' struggles, Brees has now gone over 340 yards in three straight games, and is averaging almost two touchdowns a game this season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:43 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    20.89 (9th)
  • McCoy throws score in relief of Kirk Cousins
    Colt McCoy replaced Kirk Cousins at halftime of Washington's 19-17, Week 7 win over the Titans, completing 11-of-12 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown.

    Advice: McCoy found Pierre Garcon for a 70-yard touchdown on his first pass, but was quiet thereafter. Garcon did all the work, making fools of Titans DBs Blidi Wreh-Wilson and Michael Griffin. Coach Jay Gruden didn't want McCoy to do anything other than mind the store, and he obliged by avoiding mistakes. We'd guess Robert Griffin III (ankle) will return for next week's game against the Cowboys, but if not, McCoy will likely get the start over Cousins. He'll be a bottom-three option. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:42 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.09 (2669th)
  • Bridgewater throws for 157 yards, TD in loss
    Teddy Bridgewater completed 15-of-26 passes for 157 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 7 loss to the Bills.

    Advice: Bridgewater was sacked five times behind a Vikings offensive line that lost starting C John Sullivan and RG Vlad Ducasse to injuries. His biggest play was a 38-yard completion to Greg Jennings in the first half, with his touchdown coming on a four-yard bubble screen to Cordarrelle Patterson on the same drive. Bridgewater's fantasy upside is limited by his supporting cast and the Vikings pass protection issues. He'll have a chance to get back on track in a plus matchup against the Bucs in Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:41 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.93 (35th)
  • Brian Hoyer struggles mightily in defeat
    Brian Hoyer completed just 16-of-41 passes for 215 yards and an interception in the Browns' Week 7 loss to Jacksonville.

    Advice: He was sacked three times and lost a fumble. Browns coach Mike Pettine admitted after the game that Cleveland's offense took a "huge step backwards" against the Jaguars, getting dominated in both the run and pass games. Hoyer was terribly inaccurate, most notably missing Jordan Cameron for a wide-open touchdown early in the game. It'll be interesting to see if Hoyer can afford another game like this before the Browns consider Johnny Manziel. It's a good thing for Hoyer that the Browns take on the Raiders next. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:36 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    13.94 (70th)
  • Cutler brutal in loss to Dolphins
    Jay Cutler completed 21-of-34 passes for 190 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Bears' Week 7 loss to the Dolphins.

    Advice: On paper, it looked like a great matchup for Cutler and the passing game. It didn't work out, even with Miami playing two small corners against the Bears' twin towers at receiver. Cutler couldn't get anything going through the air, tossing a bad interception to Reshad Jones with none of his receivers close to Jones. Cutler also lost a fumble at his own 16-yard line. He also took three sacks. Cutler and the Bears go on the road to New England in Week 8. He'll be a back-end QB1. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:35 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    20.40 (14th)
  • Cam Newton has quiet day in blowout loss
    Cam Newton completed 17-of-31 passes for 205 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Carolina's 38-17, Week 7 loss to the Packers, adding seven rushes for 41 yards.

    Advice: Newton's score was a 13-yard strike to Kelvin Benjamin deep into garbage time. The Panthers couldn't get the ball moving early, while injuries to LT Byron Bell and RG Trai Turner led to serious protection issues. The Panthers just never got in sync, though Newton continued to look the best he ever has as a passer, standing tall and delivering the ball on a rope. Newton was also rugged as a runner for the second-consecutive week, and is firmly back into dual-threat mode. He gets a stiff Week 8 test, as the Seahawks will be traveling to Charlotte. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:28 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    19.80 (15th)
  • Andrew Luck goes over 300 yards yet again
    Andrew Luck completed 27-of-42 passes for 344 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Bengals.

    Advice: Luck continues to pile up ridiculous numbers, and he does it with ease. With OC Pep Hamilton taking the chains off, Luck has gone over 300 passing yards in 6-of-7 games and has at least 40 attempts in five of them. Note that he had more than 40 attempts in a game just four times all of last season. Luck will be in the conversation for No. 1 fantasy quarterback weekly, especially in a luxurious Week 8 matchup against the Steelers. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:24 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    25.14 (2nd)
  • White-hot Rodgers drops 3 TDs on Panthers
    Aaron Rodgers completed 19-of-22 passes for 255 yards and three touchdowns in Green Bay's 38-17, Week 7 throttling of the Panthers.

    Advice: Once again, the only problem for Rodgers' fantasy owners was that the Pack got up too big, too early, going ahead 21-0 before the first quarter was through. Rodgers was pulled early in the fourth quarter. Rodgers capped off Green Bay's opening drive with a 59-yard touchdown to Jordy Nelson, while he also found Randall Cobb and Davante Adams for scores. Rodgers now boasts a 13:0 TD:INT ratio over his past four starts, and is 18:1 on the season. His lone pick came in Week 1. Rodgers is going to dominate the Saints in Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:20 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    23.84 (4th)
  • Stafford rallies Lions for 24-23 win over NO
    Matthew Stafford completed 27-of-40 passes for 299 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in a comeback win over the Saints Week 7.

    Advice: Down 23-10 with five minutes left, Stafford started the comeback by hitting Golden Tate for a 73-yard touchdown to close the gap to 23-17. After a Drew Brees interception, Stafford found Corey Fuller in the back of the end zone for the game-winning touchdown. Stafford did not play well, but he made plays when it counted. Stafford gets the Falcons in London next week. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:18 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    17.91 (26th)
  • Flacco leads Ravens to another victory
    Joe Flacco completed 16-of-25 passes for 258 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Ravens' Week 7 win over the Falcons.

    Advice: He only took one sack against Atlanta's lifeless pass rush. Flacco was picked twice, as Torrey Smith got out-muscled for one. Falcons RCB Robert Alford caught both interceptions, but Flacco and Torrey came back to beat Alford for the game-sealing TD from 39 yards out in the fourth quarter. Flacco will continue to live on the borderline QB1 fringe in Week 8 against the Bengals. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:17 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    17.15 (36th)
  • Matt Ryan shut down by Ravens defense
    Matt Ryan completed 29-of-44 passes for 228 yards and a touchdown in Atlanta's Week 7 blowout loss to Baltimore.

    Advice: Sacked five times, Ryan was harassed all game by Pernell McPhee, Elvis Dumervil & Co., also having an easy interception dropped by Ravens top CB Jimmy Smith. Ryan has now thrown just one touchdown pass in three consecutive games. The Falcons are missing dimensions from their offense due to O-Line depletion, and lost C Peter Konz (knee) on Sunday. Set to face the Lions in London next week, Ryan can only be treated as a borderline fantasy QB1. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:05 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    18.97 (22nd)
  • Tannehill picks apart banged-up Bears in win
    Ryan Tannehill completed 25-of-32 passes for 277 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the Dolphins' 27-14, Week 7 win over the Bears.

    Advice: Tannehill added 48 yards on the ground. With the Bears minus WLB Lance Briggs, FS Chris Conte, and CB Kyle Fuller, Tannehill completed his first 14 passes of the day, and ended the day with a cool 123.6 passer rating. Tannehill found Charles Clay wide open for a 13-yard touchdown early when SLB Shea McClellin fell down in coverage before then delivering a 10-yard score to Mike Wallace, beating CB Tim Jennings. The only negative was Tannehill was swallowed for four sacks. He has a plus date with the Jaguars on the road next Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:53 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    18.80 (23rd)
  • Redskins pull plug on Cousins, turn to McCoy
    Kirk Cousins was benched at halftime of Washington's Week 7 game against the Titans.

    Advice: Colt McCoy is now in the game, and threw a 70-yard touchdown to Pierre Garcon on his first attempt. Cousins' benching was richly deserved, as he committed two first-half turnovers, and appeared genuinely spooked. CBS commentator Rich Gannon was less than impressed with Cousins' body language as he went 10-of-16 for 139 yards, zero scores, one pick and one lost fumble. Cousins' fumble was a sack where he held onto the ball for far too long, while his pick was thrown right to LB Wesley Woodyard. Cousins leads the NFL in interceptions despite his part-time slate. Robert Griffin III is shaping up as a strong bet to return in Week 8. Cousins is safely droppable in all formats of fantasy. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:52 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    15.84 (47th)
  • Winds gusting to 30mph for ATL/BAL
    Winds in Baltimore Sunday are gusting to 30 mph for Falcons at Ravens.

    Advice: Windy conditions scare us far more than rain or snow. Gusts as high as 30 mph have been proven to strongly affect passing games, particularly in yards per attempt. We'd use this info to break close lineup decisions. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:09 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    17.15 (36th)
  • Locker (thumb) inactive for Week 7 vs. WSH
    Jake Locker (thumb) is inactive for Week 7 against the Redskins.

    Advice: Checkdown Charlie Whitehurst is making another start at quarterback for the Titans. Even against the Redskins' porous pass defense, be's a bottom-three option for Week 7. Locker should presumably be ready for Week 8. Also inactive for the Titans are RB Shonn Greene, CB Coty Sensabaugh, LB Akeem Ayers, OT Will Svitek, TE Taylor Thompson and DE Ropati Pitoitua. Sankey is making another start in place of Greene. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:34 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    17.29 (30th)
  • Robert Griffin III leads Redskins inactives
    Redskins declared QB Robert Griffin III, WR Aldrick Robinson, CB Tracy Porter, ILB Perry Riley, OG Spencer Long, OT Morgan Moses and DL Clifton Geathers inactive for Week 7 against the Titans.

    Advice: RGIII got in three limited practices this week, and could be targeting a Week 8 return. Santana Moss is up at the expense of Robinson. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:32 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2456th)
  • Kirk Cousins struggling in the second half
    Kirk Cousins has struggled in the second half of games this season.

    Advice: Cousins has completed 65.3 percent of his throws and thrown six touchdowns to zero interceptions in the first half this season. He is only completing 57.8 percent with a 4:8 TD-to-INT ratio in the second half. Cousins believes the discrepancy results from him pressing as the Redskins fight back from big deficits. Despite his real-life struggles, Cousins has been a decent fantasy bet, scoring the 13th most fantasy points per game among quarterbacks this season. He is an interesting QB2 against the Titans this week. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:35 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    15.84 (47th)
  • Carson Palmer (shoulder) probable for Week 7
    Carson Palmer (shoulder) is probable for Week 7 against the Raiders.

    Advice: Palmer was upgraded to full on Friday after being listed as limited throughout the week. He's good to go as a streaming option against a Raiders defense that's allowed five passing touchdowns over the last two games. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:26 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    18.40 (25th)
  • Ryan Tannehill listed as probable
    Ryan Tannehill (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 7.

    Advice: Tannehill will be a two-quarterback-league option against the Bears. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:15 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    18.80 (23rd)
  • Whitehurst expected to start again
    Both Terry McCormick of Titans Insider and Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean believe Charlie Whitehurst will be the Titans' Week 7 starter.

    Advice: McCormick "thinks" Whitehurst "probably starts," while Wyatt is "expecting the Titans to start" Whitehurst for the second straight week. Although Jake Locker (hand) is officially listed as questionable after a limited practice week, it isn't even clear whether he'll be healthy enough to back up Whitehurst. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:41 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.10 (2661st)
  • Jake Locker listed as questionable
    Jake Locker (thumb) is listed as questionable for Week 7 after another limited practice on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Ken Whisenhunt would only say Locker "made progress" on Friday. Charlie Whitehurst handled most of the Titans' first-team reps throughout the practice week, and is the favorite to start Week 7 against Washington. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:20 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    17.29 (30th)
  • Whitehurst looking like Titans Week 7 starter
    Charlie Whitehurst took the bulk of the first-team quarterback reps in Titans practice this week.

    Advice: Whitehurst is on pace to make his third 2014 start with Jake Locker (hand) still on the shelf, and rookie Zach Mettenberger still waiting in the wings. Whitehurst managed last week's 16-14 win over Jacksonville well enough to last four quarters, but likely remains at risk of an in-game benching pending a slow start. Mettenberger should get snaps sooner rather than later for a Titans team that has little or no playoff hope. Whitehurst is a 32-year-old journeyman. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:15 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.10 (2661st)
  • Cardinals looking to extend Palmer's contract
    The Arizona Republic reports the Cardinals have begun extension talks with contract-year QB Carson Palmer.

    Advice: Palmer's deal voids five days after the Super Bowl. Not many starting-caliber quarterbacks ever hit the free-agent market, so if there's mutual interest in an extension, which we'd assume there is, then it's likely the two sides will hammer something out. Palmer could likely command upward of $15 million annually on a short-term deal. Palmer has a 12-6 record across 18 starts for Arizona. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 5:36 am
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    18.40 (25th)
  • Carson Palmer 'limited' on Thursday
    Carson Palmer (shoulder) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Palmer has been "full go" in practice, but is still earning limited tags. Either way, he's going to play against Oakland, and be in the QB1 discussion against a defense getting pasted for a 70.2 completion percentage and 7.8 YPA. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:41 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    18.40 (25th)
  • Ryan Tannehill (ankle) upgraded to 'full'
    Ryan Tannehill (ankle) was upgraded to "full" on Thursday.

    Advice: Tannehill's "injury" is not a concern for his QB2 status against the Bears. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:51 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    18.80 (23rd)
  • Titans hinting Locker won't start in Week 7
    Jake Locker (thumb) practiced for the second straight day Thursday, but coach Ken Whisenhunt hedged on his Week 7 status.

    Advice: He was officially "limited," as he was on Wednesday. Whiz danced around Locker's status, offering illuminating statements like "his soreness is better," and "a lot of factors" will go into whether he plays against the Redskins. According to reporter Terry McCormick, Charlie Whitehurst took the "majority" of first-team reps on Thursday. We'd guess Locker doesn't play. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:53 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    17.29 (30th)
  • RGIII (ankle) getting in limited practices
    Robert Griffin III (ankle) was limited in Wednesday and Thursday's practices.

    Advice: RGIII isn't returning for Sunday's game against the Titans, but Week 8 is beginning to look like a real possibility. The Redskins' bye isn't until Week 10, and there's no reason for foot dragging after Kirk Cousins predictably went in the tank. If Griffin was dropped in your 12-14 team league, now could be a good time to take a flier if you're looking to mix things up at quarterback. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:32 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2456th)
  • Philip Rivers sets record for passer rating
    Philip Rivers has recorded a passer rating of 120.0 or more in five straight games, an NFL record.

    Advice: Rivers isn't just playing at an MVP level, he's playing at an all-time level. Over the last five weeks, he's averaging 303.6 passing yards per game with 14 touchdowns and one interception while completing 71.7 percent of his passes. The Chargers have won all five games. Rivers figures to stay hot Sunday against a Chiefs defense lacking talent at the corner positions. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:30 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    21.50 (8th)
  • Ryan Tannehill (ankle) limited Wednesday
    Ryan Tannehill (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Tannehill is likely dealing with a minor ankle injury. He's expected to play in Week 7. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:04 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    18.80 (23rd)
  • Carson Palmer (shoulder) practicing in full
    Carson Palmer (shoulder) is practicing in full for Week 7.

    Advice: Palmer didn't suffer any setbacks in Sunday's win and will be safe to use as a streamer against the Raiders. Despite not being 100 percent, coach Bruce Arians said Palmer's arm strength is "more than serviceable." Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:24 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    18.40 (25th)
  • Gruden: RGIII will be the starter once cleared
    Coach Jay Gruden confirmed Robert Griffin III (ankle) will be the Redskins' starting quarterback once he's cleared and "ready physically and mentally."

    Advice: Gruden said that could happen in one week, or it could be five weeks. But it's clear at the moment RGIII is going to get the starts under center in Washington once healthy. Kirk Cousins has "led" the Redskins to four consecutive losses, but there's always a chance he could catch fire and force Gruden to keep him in the lineup. The chances of that happening are minimal, as Cousins is a turnover machine and has never shown the ability to win games at the NFL level. There remains a chance Griffin could be back before the Week 10 bye. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:23 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2456th)
  • Locker, Whitehurst split reps Wednesday
    Jake Locker (thumb) returned to practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Locker "did everything," though he and Charlie Whitehurst split reps with the starters as the Titans appeared to ease Locker back into action. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Locker is his starter when healthy. He may be a game-time call. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:34 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    17.29 (30th)
  • Josh McCown (thumb) still not practicing
    Josh McCown (thumb) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: McCown will get an extended rest with the Bucs on their bye this week. He remains out indefinitely. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:26 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2487th)
  • Josh McCown yet to resume football activities
    Josh McCown (thumb) has yet to resume football activities, and doesn't know when he'll return.

    Advice: "It's getting there," McCown said Tuesday. "We'll see. ... We'll take it kind of day by day, week by week." McCown does not sound terribly likely to return following the Bucs' Week 7 bye. Whenever McCown does come back, it should be as Mike Glennon's backup. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:18 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2487th)
  • Bridgewater hoping to be quicker with ball
    Teddy Bridgewater wants to work on getting rid of the ball faster.

    Advice: It's understandable after Bridgewater got battered for eight sacks in Sunday's dispiriting loss to the Lions. According to Pro Football Focus, Bridgewater has taken an average of 2.53 seconds to get rid of the ball, the ninth slowest mark in the league. It's hardly an unforgivable number, but Bridgewater needs to be faster as teams tee off on the Vikings' shoddy offensive line. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:21 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.93 (35th)
  • Browns showing no interest in extending Hoyer
    The Browns have shown zero interest so far in extending Brian Hoyer's contract.

    Advice: The Browns wisely aren't rushing into things with Hoyer. He's been fabulously efficient and has the Browns off to a 3-2 start, but is a 29-year-old journeyman that is benefiting from a very soft schedule. If Hoyer puts together a full season as the real deal, then the Browns can talk. If not, they have Johnny Manziel on the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:32 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    13.94 (70th)
  • Robert Griffin III could return in Week 8
    CSN Washington suggests it's possible Robert Griffin III (ankle) could return for the Redskins' Week 8 game against the Cowboys.

    Advice: Griffin has been cleared for individual drills, and coach Jay Gruden said he could get in some practice reps next week. The Redskins want to get him a full week of practice before playing in a game, so Week 8 would be his earliest return. Griffin's timetable remains a fluid situation, but there's now at least a chance that he'll be back before Washington's Week 10 bye. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:09 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2456th)
  • Team thinks Carson Palmer is at 80 percent
    The Cardinals feel Carson Palmer's arm strength is at about 80 percent right now.

    Advice: The Cardinals didn't show any concern over Palmer's ability Sunday as he attempted 44 passes in the win over the Redskins. Theoretically, the nerve should be regenerating more and more each week. So it should be safe to ride Palmer as a streamer against the Raiders Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:10 am
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    18.40 (25th)
  • Redskins won't turn to Colt McCoy
    Coach Jay Gruden said he will not replace Kirk Cousins with Colt McCoy.

    Advice: Cousins has been bad in real life, throwing seven interceptions in his last three games and losing four straight. But his gunslinger style is working well for fantasy owners, as he's averaging 330.2 yards and 2.0 touchdowns during that span. So despite the woes, Cousins is on the QB1 streamer radar for a nice home matchup against Tennessee this week. Gruden knows that turning to the popgun-armed McCoy would only handcuff this offense. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:00 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    15.84 (47th)
  • Austin Davis crashes back to Earth on MNF
    Austin Davis completed just 21-of-42 passes for 236 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Rams' 31-17, Week 6 loss to the 49ers on Monday night.

    Advice: Davis entered the game completing about 68 percent of his passes. That version of Davis was nowhere to be found tonight. He couldn't hook up with any of his receivers deep and made some very questionable throws. With the 49ers taking Brian Quick away or Quick not winning his routes, Davis leaned on Jared Cook in the passing game, targeting his tight end 11 times. Davis is fun to watch as a risk-taker and cold-blooded passer, but he's more 2013 Case Keenum than the Drew Brees, Brett Favre, and Jay Cutler comparisons we've heard over the past month. He'll be a bottom-barrel QB2 vs. Seattle in Week 7. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:46 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    15.89 (45th)
  • Kaep totals 370 yds, 3 TDs in MNF comeback
    Colin Kaepernick completed 22-of-36 passes for 343 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the 49ers' 31-17, Week 6 win over the Rams on Monday night, adding 37 rushing yards on three carries.

    Advice: The 49ers struggled to get anything going much of the first half, but the wheels fell off the Rams defense after Kaepernick hooked up with Brandon Lloyd for an 80-yard touchdown behind Janoris Jenkins with 14 seconds left in the second quarter. It was mostly cake from there on out, as the 49ers moved the ball with ease. Kaep scrambled left in the third quarter and threw an off-balance 11-yard TD to Anquan Boldin before hooking up with Michael Crabtree later in the quarter for a 32-yard score. He should have had a fourth touchdown pass, but TEs Vance McDonald and Vernon Davis fought over a target in the end zone with no Rams around them, letting the ball fall to the turf. Kaepernick gets the Broncos on the road in Week 7. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:44 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2496th)
  • Panthers OC wonders if he ran Cam too much
    The Panthers installed more running plays for Cam Newton in the practice week ahead of Sunday's tie with the Bengals.

    Advice: Newton ran the ball 17 times in Week 6 for 107 yards and one touchdown. He had just 14 rushing attempts in the previous four games combined. "I feel like I ran him too much, and yet I didn’t run him enough," OC Mike Shula said. Newton still isn't 100 percent healthy, according to the Panthers, and he got banged around in Cincinnati, but he was easily the team's best option as a runner with Darrin Reaves and Fozzy Whittaker as Carolina's healthy running backs. Expect 6-8 carries weekly for Cam with Jonathan Stewart nearing full health. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:17 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    19.80 (15th)
  • Jake Locker remains starter when healthy
    Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Monday that Jake Locker (hand) remains the Titans' starting quarterback when healthy.

    Advice: Whisenhunt acknowledged he doesn't know whether Locker will play in Week 7 against the Redskins, however. Still nursing an injury to his thumb region, it sounds like Locker will end up coming down to a late-week or even a game-time decision. Locker was able to throw passes on Saturday. He showed up to the Titans' facility on Monday to do rehab. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:48 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    17.29 (30th)
  • Redskins don't know when RG3 will return
    The Redskins "still aren't sure" when Robert Griffin III will return from his dislocated ankle.

    Advice: It isn't as if the Skins have a timetable but aren't revealing it. They genuinely don't know when RG3 will be back. "As far as taking practice reps, that will be at least another week," coach Jay Gruden said Monday. "[Wednesday] will be the first step and next week maybe we'll try to get him in practice situations and see where he is." Griffin will perform some individual drills this week. He won't begin team reps until before Week 8 at the soonest. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:29 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2456th)
  • Carson Palmer feels good on Monday
    Coach Bruce Arians said Carson Palmer (shoulder) "felt good" on Monday, and it "looks like the worst is behind him."

    Advice: Palmer suggested after Sunday's win over Washington that he wasn't quite out of the woods, but it sounds like he woke up Monday and felt improved. Palmer will be a stream-worthy QB1 for the next month in matchups with the Raiders, Eagles, Cowboys, and Rams. He should be snapped up in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:22 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    18.40 (25th)
  • RG3 ticketed for individual drills next week
    Redskins coach Jay Gruden expects Robert Griffin III (ankle) to resume individual drills next week.

    Advice: Gruden even left open the possibility that RGIII could get a few team reps. With Kirk Cousins playing extremely up-and-down football in RGIII's absence, the Redskins aren't going to stagger his return. The absolute earliest Griffin is likely to come back is Week 9, but he'll probably remain sidelined through Washington's Week 10 bye. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:20 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2456th)
  • He's back: Palmer has 250 yards, 2 TDs in win
    Carson Palmer completed 28-of-44 passes for 250 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions in the Cardinals' Week 6 win over the Redskins.

    Advice: Palmer didn't light up the stat sheet in his first game back from an early-season nerve injury, but he did keep Arizona's offense moving and rejuvenated Larry Fitzgerald (6-98-1) as well as Michael Floyd (4-47-1). Palmer's arm strength was hit or miss depending on the throw, but he generated enough velocity to connect outside the numbers as well as in the intermediate sections. His TDs were good to Floyd from 20 yards out and Fitz from 24. With a cake schedule forthcoming -- @ OAK, vs. PHI, @ DAL, vs. STL -- Palmer is going to be a streamable QB1 option for at least the next month. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 5:28 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    18.40 (25th)
  • Kirk Cousins productive in fantasy Sunday
    Kirk Cousins completed 24-of-38 passes for 354 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions in the Redskins' Week 6 loss to Arizona.

    Advice: Cousins got the Redskins on the board early in the second quarter by threading a 64-yard touchdown dart to DeSean Jackson, who whipped Patrick Peterson. Cousins hit Pierre Garcon for a five-yard score to give Washington some late-game life, but was pick sixed on the Redskins' ensuing possession by Cardinals S Rashad Johnson. Just a week-to-week streamer QB in fantasy, Cousins will continue to be a turnover-prone option next week against the Titans, albeit with upside. Jay Gruden is letting Cousins be a gunslinger. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 5:23 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    15.84 (47th)
  • Matt Ryan harassed in loss to Bears
    Matt Ryan completed 19-of-37 passes for 271 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Atlanta's 27-13, Week 6 loss to the Bears.

    Advice: Ryan was simply under siege behind the Falcons' ramshackle offensive line, taking four sacks and countless more pressures. His pick was a fourth-quarter pass he forced to Julio Jones in the face of the blitz. It was a particularly discouraging performance since it came at home, a place Ryan has been lights out at throughout his seven-year career. It's possible Ryan's protection issues have grown so glaring that he can no longer be counted on for monster days at the Georgia Dome. Ryan will be a low-end QB1 for next week's trip to Baltimore. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 4:40 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    18.97 (22nd)
  • Jay Cutler throws for 381 yards in road win
    Jay Cutler completed 26-of-38 passes for 381 yards and one touchdown in Chicago's 27-13, Week 6 win over the Falcons.

    Advice: The 381 yards were Cutler's most as a Bear as he averaged a cool 10.0 yards per attempt. Cutler spent his afternoon peppering Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery with deep bombs, finding his two mountainous wideouts for a combined 11/249. It was a fluke that Cutler escaped the dominating effort with only one score. The Dolphins present a much-stiffer defensive test in Week 7, but Cutler should keep rolling as a QB1 at home. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 4:36 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    20.40 (14th)
  • Philip Rivers moves 2014 TD-INT ratio to 15:2
    Philip Rivers completed 22-of-34 throws for 313 yards and three touchdown passes in San Diego's Week 6 win over the Raiders.

    Advice: He scrambled five times for 13 yards. Red hot all game, Rivers hit Eddie Royal for a 29-yard touchdown pass on a "9" route to cap San Diego's first drive, and added a five-yard TD throw to Malcom Floyd later in the first frame. Late in the third quarter, Rivers tossed a one-yard touchdown strike to Antonio Gates after a Branden Oliver run down to the one. Rivers' TD-to-INT ratio on the season now stands at 15:2. He's an every-week fantasy QB1 heading into a Week 7 date with Kansas City's leaky defense. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 4:27 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    21.50 (8th)
  • Dalton throws for 323 yards, 2 TDs in tie
    Andy Dalton completed 34-of-44 passes for 323 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Bengals' Week 6 tie with the Panthers.

    Advice: Minus A.J. Green (toe), Marvin Jones (ankle), and Tyler Eifert (elbow), Dalton peppered Mohamed Sanu with 15 targets, linking up 11 times for 120 yards and a 34-yard score. Jermaine Gresham was next in line. It was a great effort from Dalton considering the utter lack of downfield weapons. Sanu will continue to dominate targets with the Bengals pounding Gio Bernard and Jeremy Hill on the ground next week against the Colts. Dalton is a QB2. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 2:32 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    14.72 (57th)
  • Cam runs for 107 and TD, throws 2 TDs in tie
    Cam Newton completed 29-of-46 passes for 284 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Panthers' 37-37, Week 6 tie with the Bengals.

    Advice: Newton rushed for 107 yards and a third touchdown on 17 carries. His rush attempts and yards were more than his previous four games combined. After holding Newton back the first month of the season, the Panthers rallied around their star quarterback with an injury-ravaged backfield. Cam pounded in a 12-yard score before halftime and put the team on his back in this one while taking a beating in the process. He found Kelvin Benjamin and Greg Olsen on his passing scores. This was the game that makes Cam so desirable in fantasy. He'll be a low-end QB1 with upside when the Panthers travel to Green Bay in Week 7. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 2:15 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    19.80 (15th)
  • Ryan Tannehill finds groove in 2nd half
    Ryan Tannehill completed 19-of-30 passes for 227 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 6 loss to the Packers.

    Advice: Tannehill was absolutely atrocious in the first half, looking nothing like the quarterback we saw shred the Raiders in London prior to the bye. But he really composed himself in the second half, finding a new reliable slot option in Jarvis Landry and letting Mike Wallace make plays after the catch. Tannehill has now gone over 200 yards and thrown at least one touchdown in four straight games. He'll be a low-upside QB2 at Chicago in Week 7. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 2:09 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    18.80 (23rd)
  • Bridgewater throws three picks in Week 6 loss
    Teddy Bridgewater completed 23-of-37 passes for 188 yards and three interceptions against the Lions Week 6.

    Advice: Bridgewater threw a terrible pick in the end zone after the Vikings marched down the field on the first drive of the game, and had two more passes intercepted off deflections. Bridgewater was also stripped, though the Vikings recovered. It was a poor game for the rookie, but he was under siege all day. The Lions hit Bridgewater seven times and sacked him four times. Bridgewater could become a streaming option later in the year, but the Vikings need to find a way to protect him first. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 1:45 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.93 (35th)
  • Peyton throws for three more TDs vs. Jets
    Peyton Manning completed 22-of-33 passes for 237 yards and three touchdowns in Denver's 31-17, Week 6 win over the Jets.

    Advice: Manning was under pressure more than usual today, and had a few bad underthrows on the run, but still managed three or more touchdowns for the fourth time in five 2014 games. He's now on pace for 48 scores, which would somehow be seven fewer than he tossed in 2013. The 49ers won't slow Manning down next Sunday night. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 1:42 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    27.39 (1st)
  • Whitehurst manages game as Titans win
    Charlie Whitehurst completed 17-of-28 passes for 233 yards and no picks or TDs in the Titans' Week 6 win over the Jaguars.

    Advice: He rushed twice for one yard and absorbed three sacks. Whitehurst drew praise from coach Ken Whisenhunt afterwards for "managing the game" effectively, something the Titans hope to do whenever he is in. With Jake Locker's (hand) status going forward uncertain, Whitehurst could be in line for another start in Week 7 against the Redskins. He's not a two-quarterback-league starter. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 1:39 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.10 (2661st)
  • Ben Roethlisberger manages only 228 yards
    Ben Roethlisberger completed 21-of-42 passes for 228 yards, one touchdown and an interception in Pittsburgh's 31-10, Week 6 loss to the Browns.

    Advice: Big Ben and the Steelers could never get in rhythm, and in continuing a running theme, got less efficient the closer they got to the end zone. Roethlisberger has now been held to just one touchdown in back-to-back games, but the pick was his first since Week 2. The ball got batted at the line of scrimmage. Roethlisberger will take an 8:3 TD:INT ratio into next week's game against the Texans. He'll be a low-end QB1 against a defense that just got dominated by Andrew Luck. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 1:35 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    19.12 (21st)
  • Hoyer piles up 217 yards on only 17 attempts
    Brian Hoyer completed 8-of-17 passes for 217 yards and one touchdown in Cleveland's 31-10, Week 6 rout of the Steelers.

    Advice: That's a 12.8 YPA if you're counting at home. The Browns didn't need Hoyer to make big plays as they gashed Pittsburgh on the ground, but he did anyways, finding Jordan Cameron for strikes of 42 and 51 yards, with the latter going for a score. Hoyer also found Travis Benjamin and Jim Dray for completions of 30-plus yards. Hoyer's fantasy upside remains extremely limited in Cleveland's run-first offense, but he's doing exactly what the Browns hoped he would when they installed him over Johnny Manziel. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 1:26 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    13.94 (70th)
  • Aaron Rodgers beats Fins with masterful drive
    Aaron Rodgers completed 24-of-42 passes for 264 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 27-24 Week 6 win at Miami.

    Advice: Showing incredible arm talent and improvisational ability, Rodgers carried the Packers to a win with a masterful game-winning drive that was capped by a touchdown to Andrew Quarless with three seconds remaining. He's playing at an unstoppable level right now, as evidenced by 14 touchdowns and one interception across his last five games. Rodgers is going to dominate the Panthers and Saints before going on a bye in Week 9. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 1:22 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    23.84 (4th)
  • Matthew Stafford struggles without Megatron
    Matthew Stafford completed 19-of-33 passes for 185 yards and one touchdown against the Vikings Week 6.

    Advice: Stafford struggled without Calvin Johnson, missing several open receivers early in the game. The Lions pass catchers did not help by dropping several catchable balls as well. Stafford now has two total touchdowns and a 57.8 percent completion percentage over the last two games. He will be a shaky QB1 as long as Calvin Johnson is out. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 1:18 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    17.91 (26th)
  • Joe Flacco tosses 5 TDs as Ravens rout Bucs
    Joe Flacco completed 21-of-29 passes for 306 yards, five touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the Ravens' 48-17, Week 6 rout of the Bucs.

    Advice: Coach John Harbaugh and Flacco talked how they were going to focus on getting Torrey Smith more involved after a very disappointing first month of the season. They weren't lying, as Flacco found Smith for back-to-back touchdowns on the Ravens' first two possessions. Flacco later found Kamar Aiken, Michael Campanaro, and Steve Smith Sr. for scores in the first half. The rout was on, and the Ravens took the foot off the gas in the second half. Flacco and the Ravens will host the Falcons next week in another tasty matchup for Baltimore's passing game. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 1:13 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    17.15 (36th)
  • Carson Palmer works with starting center
    Carson Palmer worked with first-team C Lyle Sendlein during Cardinals pre-game Sunday.

    Advice: Drew Stanton worked with the backup center, and Logan Thomas warmed up with the third team. The pre-game setup suggests Palmer is indeed in line to start against the Redskins. With a cakewalk upcoming schedule, Palmer should be owned in all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 12:46 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    18.40 (25th)
  • Redskins declare Week 6 inactives
    Redskins declared QB Robert Griffin III, WR Aldrick Robinson, CB Tracy Porter, LB Perry Riley, LB Jackson Jeffcoat, OG Spencer Long, and OT Morgan Moses inactive for Week 6 against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Griffin (ankle) did some running and throwing on the field during pre-game warmups Sunday, but remains out indefinitely. Kirk Cousins' performance over the next few games will determine whether RG3 has any opportunity to regain the Redskins' starting job when healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 12:12 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2456th)
  • Cardinals activate all 3 QBs against Redskins
    Carson Palmer, Drew Stanton, and Logan Thomas are all active for the Cardinals' Week 6 tilt with Washington.

    Advice: FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reported Palmer made all the throws he needed to make in front of coach Bruce Arians to get the green light to start, although Cardinals beat writers didn't see Palmer at all in pre-game warmups. The situation unfortunately still lacks clarity just over an hour before kickoff. The Cardinals' Week 6 inactives are RB Marion Grice, LB Desmond Bishop, LB Thomas Keiser, LB Glenn Carson, DT Bruce Gaston, TE Troy Niklas, and DE Calais Campbell. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 11:58 am
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    18.40 (25th)
  • Charlie Whitehurst gets 2nd start of season
    Charlie Whitehurst is the Titans' starting quarterback Sunday versus Jacksonville.

    Advice: Jake Locker (hand) is inactive. The Titans have Zach Mettenberger active for relief availability. If Whitehurst struggles early, we wouldn't be surprised to see coach Ken Whisenhunt give Mettenberger the nod in-game. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 8:36 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.10 (2661st)
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