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  • Carlos Hyde a non-factor in Week 2
    Carlos Hyde had zero yards on four carries in Week 2 against the Bears.

    Advice: He managed one catch for five yards. Hyde failed to convert on a goal-line carry in the first quarter, and saw limited work behind Frank Gore. It's a step back after he rushed for 50 yards and a touchdown in the opener. The 49ers should look to get Hyde more involved in Week 3. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:01 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    7.25 (142nd)
  • Frank Gore rushes for 63 yards on 13 carries
    Frank Gore rushed for 63 yards on 13 carries and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 2 loss to the Bears.

    Advice: He added two catches for 12 yards. Gore's touchdown came on an eight-yard counter run. He surprisingly saw just eight touches in the second half despite averaging 4.8 YPC. Gore lost a red-zone carry and some passing down work to Carlos Hyde, but remains the lead back. He'll be an RB2 for Week 3 against the Cardinals. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:57 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    12.46 (39th)
  • Matt Forte held in check by 49ers
    Matt Forte had 12 carries for 24 yards in Sunday night's win over the 49ers.

    Advice: Forte was shut down by the 49ers' run defense, and had five catches for just 15 yards on eight targets. The Bears offense wasn't effective despite scoring four touchdowns, and capitalized off good field position following Colin Kaepernick's second-half interceptions. This might end up as Forte's worst game of the season. Forte has another tough matchup in Week 3 against the Jets. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:47 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    14.65 (13th)
  • Robert Turbin catches touchdown in loss
    Robert Turbin rushed two times for seven yards in the Seahawks' Week 2 loss to the Chargers, adding two catches for 35 yards and a touchdown.

    Advice: Turbin's receiving yards were tied for second on the Seahawks on a day where they were limited to 17:45 time of possession. Marshawn Lynch's backup remains a pure handcuff for fantasy purposes. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:26 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    2.63 (2508th)
  • Montee Ball totals 89 yards in Week 2 win
    Montee Ball rushed for 60 yards on 12 carries in the Broncos' Week 2 win over the Chiefs.

    Advice: Ball caught all three of his pass-game targets for an additional 29 yards. There was plenty of running room against a Chiefs defense that lost LE Mike DeVito, ILB Derrick Johnson, and SS Eric Berry. Unfortunately for Ball owners, the Broncos opted for two four-yard pass touchdowns instead of giving Ball the rock near the goal line. Ball will be more of a high-end RB2 next week in Seattle. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:12 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    13.58 (22nd)
  • Bobby Rainey gallops for 144 yards vs. Rams
    Bobby Rainey rushed for 144 yards on 22 carries in the Bucs' 19-17, Week 2 loss to the Rams, adding three catches for 30 yards.

    Advice: Starting in place of an injured Doug Martin (knee), Rainey played an every-down role and found consistent running room against a normally-stingy Rams run defense. The Bucs said Martin could have played, but since they're on a short week and playing this upcoming Thursday, they decided to hold him out. Rainey could produce RB1 numbers if Martin doesn't return next week. The Falcons have been shredded on the ground the first two games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:07 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    13.11 (27th)
  • Knile Davis piles up 105 yds, 2 TDs in relief
    Knile Davis rushed for 79 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries in the Chiefs' Week 2, 24-17 loss to the Broncos, adding six catches for 26 yards.

    Advice: Jamaal Charles exited the game early in the first half with a sprained ankle and never returned. Davis was dropped into the every-down role and became the focal point of the offense, as if he actually were Charles. Davis was targeted nine times in the passing game to lead the team. His college tape wasn't very impressive at Arkansas, but Davis has looked plenty athletic and shifty since being drafted by the Chiefs. He'll be in the RB1/2 conversation next week against the Dolphins should Charles miss the game. Davis will be the top waiver add this week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:01 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    2.90 (2497th)
  • Eddie Lacy finds tough sledding again
    Eddie Lacy rushed 13 times for 43 yards and caught two passes for 18 yards in Sunday's Week 2 win over the Jets.

    Advice: Lacy's Week 1 concussion was in the rearview mirror, but a rough matchup was not. The Jets' elite front seven gave up no holes and were sure-handed in their tackles, leading to a long run of 10 yards for Lacy. He missed out on a goal-line chance when Aaron Rodgers went play-action from the 1-yard line and hit Randall Cobb for a score. Lacy has another very difficult in Week 3 against the Lions, but then gets two good spots against the Bears and Vikings. Owners need to hang on tight and wait for the tide to turn. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:58 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    13.44 (23rd)
  • Donald Brown totals 31 yards versus Seattle
    Donald Brown rushed seven times for 21 yards in San Diego's Week 2 win over the Seahawks, adding three catches for an additional 10 yards.

    Advice: Five of Brown's 10 touches came after Ryan Mathews went down with a fourth-quarter knee injury. Brown is a must add for Mathews owners as the Bolts await MRI results. Danny Woodhead will obviously see a spike in touches, but is already widely owned in fantasy leagues, while it would likely be Brown who picks up Mathews' slack on early downs. The situation should be updated multiple times over the next 24 hours. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:56 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    2.95 (2494th)
  • Danny Woodhead totals 60 yards in victory
    Danny Woodhead rushed eight times for 32 yards in San Diego's Week 2 win over the Seahawks, adding four catches for an additional 28 yards.

    Advice: A typical day at the office for the Chargers' change-of-pace/passing-down back, though his role could be expanding with Ryan Mathews awaiting an MRI on his knee. Were Mathews to miss time, we'd expect Donald Brown to carry the mail on early downs, but for Woodhead to exceed the 11.4 touches he averaged in 2013. He'd be an RB3 in standard leagues, and legit RB2 in PPR formats. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:53 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    9.29 (84th)
  • Jonathan Grimes goes 3-9 against Raiders
    Texans RB Jonathan Grimes rushed three times for nine yards in Sunday's Week 2 win over the Raiders.

    Advice: Rookie Alfred Blue had 11 carries, which suggests Grimes may have fallen behind the sixth-rounder on Houston's depth chart. No longer a clear handcuff for Arian Foster, Grimes' fantasy value is now in serious question. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:38 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    2.36 (2519th)
  • Arian Foster gashes Raiders for 150 yards, TD
    Arian Foster rushed 28 times for 138 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' Week 2 win over the Raiders, adding two catches for 12 yards.

    Advice: He's now on pace for 440 carries this season after toting the rock 27 times in Week 1 and adding 28 rushing attempts in Sunday's 30-14 drubbing of Oakland. Foster's fantasy owners should actually be hoping coach Bill O'Brien scales back Foster's workload in an effort to keep the centerpiece of his offense healthy. For now, of course, Foster remains an elite RB1 and every-down back on a team that knows it must run the football voluminously to stay competitive. Expect another mammoth workload in Week 3 against the 0-2 Giants. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:24 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    13.77 (21st)
  • Lance Dunbar manages 27 yards vs. Titans
    Lance Dunbar rushed 11 times for 27 yards in Dallas' Week 2 win over the Titans.

    Advice: Dallas' change-of-pace back wasn't targeted in the passing game. Six of Dunbar's carries came with the Cowboys icing a 26-10 lead. Dunbar drew hype as a potential poor man's Joique Bell in Dallas, but it isn't happening. DeMarco Murray is simply too good. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:14 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    4.47 (277th)
  • Knowshon Moreno (elbow) to miss 4-8 weeks
    Knowshon Moreno (elbow) is expected to miss 4-8 weeks.

    Advice: Moreno dislocated his elbow in Sunday's loss at Buffalo, an injury that recently landed Tyler Eifert on IR with a designation to return. He also suffered a possible fracture. It leaves Lamar Miller as the clear-cut starter going forward, with Damien Williams as the primary backup. Orleans Darkwa projects as the No. 3 runner. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:35 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    9.94 (68th)
  • Shonn Greene has quiet afternoon in loss
    Shonn Greene rushed five times for 40 yards in Tennessee's Week 2 loss to the Cowboys.

    Advice: For the second straight week, Greene wasn't targeted in the passing game. Greene again "led" the Titans' committee - which was only three members this week, shedding Leon Washington - but had nothing to show for it in a game where the Titans played from behind. Today made it clearer than ever that Greene's 2014 fantasy fortunes will live or die with his goal-line opportunities. He has a rough Week 3 matchup in the Bengals. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:22 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    8.42 (107th)
  • Knowshon Moreno has a dislocated elbow
    Knowshon Moreno sustained a dislocated left elbow in Sunday's Week 2 loss at Buffalo.

    Advice: Moreno got his arm bent awkwardly by Bills LB Nigel Bradham. He'll head for further testing to determine the severity and how long he'll be out. Lamar Miller finished out Sunday as the feature back, finishing with 11 carries for 46 yards and two catches for seven yards. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:47 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    9.94 (68th)
  • Gio Bernard piles up 169 yards vs. Falcons
    Giovani Bernard rushed 27 times for 90 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals' Week 2 win over the Falcons, adding five catches for an additional 79 yards.

    Advice: Owners will gladly take the 169 yards from scrimmage, but it's worth noting that Bernard averaged just 3.3 yards per carry on a day where Jeremy Hill took the rock 15 times for 74 yards (4.93 YPC) and a score of his own. Bernard is averaging only 3.36 yards through his first 41 carries. Either way, it was a monster fantasy day, with Bernard buttering his bread with two shovel passes. Both broken plays, Bernard turned the two scoops into 70 combined yards. Racking up huge workloads as an all-purpose back, Bernard is locked in as an RB1 despite Hill's presence. He has a juicy Week 3 matchup in a Titans team that couldn't stop the run on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:43 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    14.05 (16th)
  • Jonathan Dwyer held to 9-31-1 in Week 2
    Jonathan Dwyer rushed nine times for 31 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals' Week 2 win over the Giants.

    Advice: He wasn't targeted. Dwyer has consistently been Arizona's goal-line vulture since late in the preseason, and executed again from one-yard out early in Sunday's victory. Still the clear No. 2 back to Andre Ellington's No. 1, Dwyer is no more than a low-upside RB3/4 in fantasy football leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:38 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    5.26 (223rd)
  • Alfred Morris converts two goal-line reps
    Alfred Morris rushed 22 times for 85 yards with two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 2 blowout of the Jaguars.

    Advice: Morris got three first-half carries from inside the 2-yard line, converting two of them for scores. He continues to run as a Marshawn Lynch kind of two-down battering ram, consistently piling up yards after contact at an exceptional clip. Morris gets a tough matchup in Week 2 as he has to face the Eagles' underrated run defense on the road, but he'll be a borderline RB1 in standard scoring leagues. Kirk Cousins is at least as good of a bet to move the offense into the red zone as Robert Griffin (questionable, ankle). Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:20 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    11.86 (45th)
  • Rashad Jennings gets 22 touches vs. Cards
    Rashad Jennings rushed 18 times for 64 yards and caught 4-of-4 targets for 45 yards in the Giants' Week 2 loss to Arizona.

    Advice: He also got stuffed at the goal line and lost a fourth-quarter fumble on a reception. Giants coach Tom Coughlin didn't bench Jennings, though, as he's done to so many running backs in the past. That's good news entering a Week 3 matchup with a Texans defense that is soft up front, aside from LE J.J. Watt. With at least 20 touches in back-to-back games to open the season, Jennings is locked in as an every-week RB2 in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:16 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    10.95 (54th)
  • Vereen sees limited touches against Vikings
    Shane Vereen rushed six times for 40 yards against the Vikings Week 2.

    Advice: Vereen was a non-factor most of the game as the Patriots decided to ride Stevan Ridley for 25 carries in the blowout. Vereen will have better days, but this game is a good reminder that everyone on the Patriots' offense not named Julian Edelman or Rob Gronkowski is game-plan dependent. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:14 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    11.52 (50th)
  • Ridley breaks out for 101 yards and a score
    Stevan Ridley rushed 25 times for 101 yards and a touchdown against the Vikings Week 2.

    Advice: Ridley dominated the Patriots running back touches, seeing more carries than every other Patriot combined. It was a surprising performance after Ridley only played 26 percent of the Patriots' offensive snaps in Week 1, and yet another reminder that New England running backs are hard to project week-to-week. Ridley will be a touchdown-dependent RB3/FLEX against the Raiders next week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:09 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    8.04 (118th)
  • DeMarco Murray slams Titans for 167 on ground
    DeMarco Murray rushed 29 times for 167 yards and a touchdown in Dallas' 26-10, Week 2 win over the Titans, adding a six-yard reception.

    Advice: That's 5.75 yards per carry. Murray was ripping off chunk gains from the opening whistle, rebounding from an early fumble to put the Cowboys on his back. Murray simply couldn't be stopped, finding every hole, and dragging tacklers once he got there. Murray now has 285 yards on the ground through his first two contests, averaging 5.58 yards every time he gets the rock. He's again proving that he's one of the league's best pure ball carriers when healthy. Murray is a locked-in RB1, regardless of matchup. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:04 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    13.91 (18th)
  • Roy Helu leaves late with knee injury
    Roy Helu left Sunday's Week 2 game against the Jaguars in the fourth quarter with a left knee injury.

    Advice: The severity of Helu's injury is unknown, but he was ruled out for the day quickly. Before leaving, the Redskins' clear-cut third-down back and Alf Morris handcuff had eight carries for 25 yards to go with two catches for 11 yards. Third-stringer Silas Redd is finishing out the blowout. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:54 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    5.24 (224th)
  • Eddie Lacy ready to go for Packers
    Eddie Lacy (concussion) is active for Sunday's game against the Jets.

    Advice: Lacy quickly progressed through the concussion protocols, getting a full week of practice in. He's ready to rock as a battering ram, although the Jets' front seven has the potential to be suffocating. The Packers inactives: Scott Tolzien, Demetri Goodson, Carl Bradford, Brad Jones, Bryan Bulaga, Jeff Janis and Jayrone Elliott. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:04 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    13.44 (23rd)
  • Christine Michael again leads SEA inactives
    Seahawks declared RB Christine Michael, WR Jordan Norwood, CB Tharold Simon, TE Cooper Helfet, LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, DE Greg Scruggs and OT Andrew McDonald inactive for Week 2 against the Chargers.

    Advice: It's nearly identical to Seattle's Week 1 list. Michael remains week to week with a hamstring injury, leaving Robert Turbin as Marshawn Lynch's clear-cut backup. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:44 am
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2284th)
  • Moreno ruled out for game with elbow injury
    Knowshon Moreno left Sunday's Week 2 game against the Bills with a left elbow injury.

    Advice: Moreno's arm bent backward on a tackle from Bills LB Nigel Bradham. He was immediately ruled out for the game, finishing with one carry for four yards. This has the look of a potential multi-week injury. Damien Williams will take over as the No. 2 back behind Lamar Miller. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:35 am
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    9.94 (68th)
  • Bobby Rainey expected to start against Rams
    Bobby Rainey is expected to be the Bucs' starting tailback in Sunday's 4:05PM ET game against the Rams.

    Advice: FOX's Jay Glazer reported Sunday that Doug Martin (ankle) will be inactive versus St. Louis. Rainey is more of a change-of-pace back, but figures to be forced into lead-back work in Week 2, perhaps with Mike James and FB Jorvorskie Lane mixing in. The Rams don't do a lot well as a team, but they do stop the run. They finished 2013 as a top-nine run defense and held Adrian Peterson to 75 yards on 21 carries last week. Start Rainey at your own risk. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:48 am
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    13.11 (27th)
  • Bryce Brown a healthy scratch again
    Bryce Brown is inactive for Week 2 against the Dolphins.

    Advice: Brown is a healthy scratch for the second straight game. Anthony Dixon will continue to work as Buffalo's No. 3 back after rushing for 60 yards on five carries in Week 1. Brown remains a high-upside stash in deep leagues, but the Bills don't have an early-season role for him with everyone healthy. Buffalo's inactives are TE Lee Smith, RG Cyril Richardson, CB Ross Cockrell, RT Cyrus Kouandjio, S Jonathan Meeks, and LB Keith Rivers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:46 am
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2364th)
  • Moreno, Mike Wallace officially active
    Knowshon Moreno (shoulder) is active for Week 2 against the Bills.

    Advice: Moreno and Mike Wallace were limited in practice this week, but both will play as expected. Miami's inactives are C Mike Pouncey, LB Koa Misi, DL Bruce Gaston, LB Jordan Tripp, OT Jason Fox, DE Terrence Fede, and OL Billy Turner. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:35 am
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    9.94 (68th)
  • Shane Vereen getting short-yardage work
    ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss expects Shane Vereen to get even more early-down and short-yardage opportunities this week.

    Advice: Vereen actually got three goal-line carries in Week 1 compared to one for Stevan Ridley. Per Reiss, teammates were impressed with how Vereen performed in those situations. Already a PPR dynamo, Vereen is trending up as a standard-scoring player heading into Sunday's game against the Vikings. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:58 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    11.52 (50th)
  • Arian Foster (ribs) officially probable
    Arian Foster (ribs) is officially listed as probable for Week 2.

    Advice: Foster practiced throughout the week despite his rib issue. He's Rotoworld's No. 5 overall running back for Sunday's matchup at Oakland. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:48 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    13.77 (21st)
  • Christine Michael ruled out for Week 2
    Christine Michael (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 2.

    Advice: Robert Turbin will remain Marshawn Lynch's backup at San Diego. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:10 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2284th)
  • Knowshon Moreno listed as probable
    Knowshon Moreno (shoulder) is listed as probable for Week 2.

    Advice: We're interested to see how long Moreno's body holds up on workloads of 20-plus carries, but as long as he's getting them he's a rock-solid fantasy RB2. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:57 am
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    9.94 (68th)
  • Eddie Lacy listed probable for Week 2 vs. NYJ
    Eddie Lacy (concussion) is listed as probable for Week 2 against the Jets.

    Advice: Fire Lacy up for fantasy lineups. He has a tough test against the Jets' strong defensive front, but remains on the back end of the RB1 map. Lacy isn't an ideal FanDuel play in a game the Packers will likely attack the Jets through the air. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:50 am
     
    Probable
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    13.44 (23rd)
  • Eddie Lacy going back to his old helmet style
    After wearing Riddell's new SpeedFlex concussion-resistent helmet Week 1 against the Seahawks and suffering a concussion, Eddie Lacy is going back to his rookie-year helmet.

    Advice: Lacy took a thundering helmet-to-helmet hit from headhunter Brandon Meriweather in Week 2 last season, sidelining Lacy with his first NFL concussion. He now believes the helmet wasn't the problem. This really has nothing to do with Lacy's performance. He's fully expected to start against the Jets on Sunday. Lacy is our No. 10 running back for Week 2 against a strong D-line. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:49 am
     
    Probable
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    13.44 (23rd)
  • Christine Michael not practicing Thursday
    Christine Michael (hamstring) remained sidelined Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Pete Carroll had been optimistic Michael would return Thursday. Michael will almost certainly miss Sunday's game against the Chargers, again leaving Robert Turbin as Marshawn Lynch's unquestioned No. 2. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:15 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2284th)
  • Knowshon Moreno still 'limited' on Thursday
    Knowshon Moreno (shoulder) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: It's not a concern. Moreno is just banged up after taking the ball 24 times in Sunday's win over the Patriots. Moreno is shaping up as a legit RB2 in OC Bill Lazor's run-heavy attack. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:50 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    9.94 (68th)
  • Arian Foster (ribs) practicing in full
    Arian Foster is on the Week 2 injury report with a ribs issue, but is practicing in full.

    Advice: Foster's health is a long-term question mark, but his ribs "injury" is a nonissue. Ticketed for some of the league's heaviest workloads, Foster is a locked-in RB1. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:46 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    13.77 (21st)
  • Lacy officially cleared, practices in full
    Eddie Lacy (concussion) got in a full practice on Thursday, and has been officially cleared for Sunday's game against the Jets.

    Advice: Lacy's status is no longer up in the air. The bad news is, he's returning to a tough matchup with the Jets' elite run defense. Lacy should be in for plenty of volume in a game that may not be close, however. He's a low-end RB1, checking in as Rotoworld's No. 10 back for Week 2. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:15 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    13.44 (23rd)
  • Eddie Lacy (concussion) in full pads Thursday
    Eddie Lacy (concussion) was spotted in full pads at Packers practice on Thursday.

    Advice: It means he's been cleared, though he'll likely officially be listed as "limited" on the injury report. Either way, Lacy continues to trend in the right direction for Sunday's tough matchup with the Jets. He'll be a low-end RB1 for the Packers' home opener. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:23 am
     
    Probable
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    13.44 (23rd)
  • Arian Foster: Heavy workloads here to stay
    Arian Foster said the heavy workload he saw in Week 1 is here to stay.

    Advice: Foster racked up 27 carries and two catches as the Texans grinded through the Redskins in Week 1. New coach Bill O'Brien is something of a rare breed these days as he has no interest in any kind committee in the backfield. "He said that all offseason, and (it's) not lip service," Foster said. "That's what he wants to do." Arian is going to pile up touches in a cake matchup at Oakland Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:48 am
     
    Probable
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    13.77 (21st)
  • Eddie Lacy expected to play against the Jets
    According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, "it appears" Eddie Lacy (concussion) will play Sunday against the Jets.

    Advice: Lacy is in the final stages of the NFL's concussion protocol, with the only hurdle left being clearance from an independent neurologist. "He's had good workouts," said coach Mike McCarthy. "He's progressed very quickly." The Jets pose a difficult Week 2 matchup for Lacy, but he is an every-down back in a potent offense who gets goal-line chances. He'll immediately resume RB1 status. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:00 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    13.44 (23rd)
  • Knowshon Moreno (shoulder) limited Wed.
    Knowshon Moreno (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: It's a new injury for Moreno, but we've seen no reason to be concerned about his availability for Week 2. Moreno piled up 134 yards and one touchdown on 24 carries in the opener against the Patriots. He's a comfy RB2 vs. the Bills. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:45 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    9.94 (68th)
  • Christine Michael could practice Thursday
    Christine Michael (hamstring) will not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Michael is expected to resume practicing Thursday, according to coach Pete Carroll. He was inactive for Seattle's Thursday night opener, and is questionable to play this week. The missed time has allowed Robert Turbin to handle all the work behind Marshawn Lynch. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:54 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2284th)
  • Eddie Lacy near end of concussion protocol
    Coach Mike McCarthy says Eddie Lacy has had some good workouts, and is near the end of the league's concussion protocol.

    Advice: Lacy didn't practice Wednesday, but he was on the field with his teammates and interacting with coaches. The Packers are likely just being cautious with Lacy, considering it's his second concussion in a calendar year. At this point, it sounds like there's a good chance he gets cleared for Sunday's tilt with the Jets. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:06 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    13.44 (23rd)
  • Eddie Lacy (concussion) not practicing Wed.
    Eddie Lacy (concussion) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: The good news is Lacy was in attendance off to the side, so he isn't holed up in a dark room. Lacy suffered his concussion last Thursday night, so he'll have ten days to gain clearance. We'll just have to keep checking in on him the remainder of the week. James Starks will get the start against the Jets if Lacy can't play. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:41 am
     
    Probable
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    13.44 (23rd)
  • Hue Jackson has supreme confidence in Gio
    OC Hue Jackson confirmed trust was a major factor in Gio Bernard out-touching Jeremy Hill 20-4 in Week 1.

    Advice: "In that first game AFC North on the road in Baltimore, not that I don't have confidence in Jeremy yet, I just know what I'm getting from Gio every time I hand it to him," Jackson said. "I didn't want to put the other young man in a tough situation where something could have happened and all of a sudden you look back and say, 'What did you do that for?'" Jackson went on to say that Hill will play more going forward, but it's clear Bernard is the bell cow here. He'll be a RB1 against a weak Falcons defense in Week 2. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:23 am
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    14.05 (16th)
  • Dwyer totals 28 yards on nine touches in win
    Jonathan Dwyer rushed for 20 yards on seven carries in Arizona's Week 1 win over the Chargers.

    Advice: He added two catches for eight yards. Dwyer entered the game on the second offensive play. But with Andre Ellington (foot) healthy enough, Dwyer was merely a change-of-pace. Dwyer will only be relevant if Ellington misses time. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:19 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    5.26 (223rd)
  • Woodhead gets seven touches in Week 1 loss
    Danny Woodhead managed five yards on six carries in the Chargers' Week 1 loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Woodhead caught his lone target in the passing game for a six-yard gain. It was a disappointing night from Woodhead, with the Cardinals playing Larry Foote and Kevin Minter at inside linebacker. Foote, however, was a one-man wrecking crew. Better days are ahead for Woodhead, but he's merely a FLEX option. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:17 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    9.29 (84th)
  • Jennings gets GL work for Giants, scores TD
    Rashad Jennings rushed for 46 yards and one touchdown on 16 carries in the Giants' Week 1 loss to the Lions on Monday night.

    Advice: Jennings added four catches for 50 yards on five targets. Just as Giants media members have been saying for much of summer, Jennings was the team's bellcow back, handling every-down and goal-line work. He got two carries from the one-yard line, getting stuffed on one before pounding a one-yard touchdown in later in the second half. Jennings was really the only offensive player on the Giants to show up Monday. He has a plus matchup against a depleted Cardinals defense in Week 2. Jennings is comfortably settled in as an RB2. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:43 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    10.95 (54th)
  • Ridley plays 26 percent of snaps in Week 1
    Stevan Ridley played 22-of-86 (26 percent) of the offensive snaps in Week 1 versus Miami.

    Advice: Ridley got the start over Shane Vereen, but Vereen played (61) nearly triple the amount of snaps. Ridley managed 21 yards on eight carries, while splitting the early-down work with Vereen. As evidenced by the preseason, the Patriots are going to continue to expand Vereen's role. Ridley may not see more than 8-12 carries per game. We'd have to see more to bump Ridley up from an RB3. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:38 am
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    8.04 (118th)
  • Montee Ball finds end-zone in Week 1
    Montee Ball had 23 carries for 67 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 1 win over the Colts.

    Advice: He added two catches for 16 yards. Ball played an every-down role, with C.J. Anderson getting just four carries. He didn't have any game-breaking runs and averaged only 2.9 YPC, but proved he's capable of handling a full workload. Ball played on all third downs, and didn't have any issues in pass protection. He scored a three-yard touchdown on an impressive second effort in the fourth quarter. Ball will remain a locked-in RB1 for next week's matchup with the Chiefs. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 9:18 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    13.58 (22nd)
  • Carlos Hyde scores touchdown in NFL debut
    Carlos Hyde rushed seven times for 50 yards and a touchdown in San Francisco's Week 1 win over the Cowboys.

    Advice: Hyde was used as a breather back for starter Frank Gore, but was allowed to vulture a four-yard score late in the second quarter. That could be a running theme this season. One of the league's top handcuffs, Hyde offers RB4 appeal as a standalone back. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 5:24 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    7.25 (142nd)
  • Lance Dunbar catches three passes vs. 49ers
    Lance Dunbar was held without a carry in Dallas' Week 1 loss to the 49ers, but secured 3-of-3 targets for 21 yards as a receiver.

    Advice: It was all DeMarco Murray in the running game. Dunbar has drawn hype as a potential poor man's Joique Bell in Scott Linehan's Cowboys offense, but Murray doesn't need to be spelled the way Reggie Bush does in Detroit. Dunbar could catch enough passes to put him on the radar in PPR leagues, but he won't be a standard-league consideration unless Murray goes down with injury. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 5:16 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    4.47 (277th)
  • Frank Gore rushes for 63 yards in easy win
    Frank Gore rushed 16 times for 63 yards in the 49ers' Week 1 win over the Cowboys.

    Advice: Gore wasn't targeted in the passing game, and was vultured by rookie backup Carlos Hyde for a four-yard touchdown in the second quarter. It's pretty much exactly what fantasy owners didn't want to see, though Gore out-touched Hyde 16-7 in a game that wasn't competitive. Hyde will be a nuisance, but Gore remains in the RB2 conversation as the 49ers' clear No. 1. He has an excellent Week 2 matchup in the Bears' soft run defense. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 4:46 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    12.46 (39th)
  • DeMarco Murray piles up 143 yards in loss
    DeMarco Murray rushed 22 times for 118 yards and a touchdown in Dallas' Week 1 loss to the 49ers, adding three catches for 25 yards.

    Advice: Murray was the only Cowboys star to play like one, running roughshod over the softened middle of the 49ers' defense. He could have had a much-bigger day had Tony Romo not nuked the Cowboys' offense with three first-half picks, leading to a 28-3 halftime deficit. One of the game's best pure runners and most versatile backs, Murray is a high-end RB1. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 4:44 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    13.91 (18th)
  • Bobby Rainey gets 6 touches against Panthers
    Bucs RB Bobby Rainey rushed four times for 12 yards and caught 2-of-2 targets for eight yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 1 loss to the Panthers.

    Advice: Clearly the Bucs' No. 2 tailback, ahead of Mike James, Rainey handled every-down duties when Doug Martin exited with a left knee injury. Rainey was the Bucs' primary back in hurry-up mode, adding a spark to Tampa Bay's offense. (Martin managed nine yards on nine carries.) Rainey is suddenly in the RB4 hunt with Martin hobbled. The Bucs play the Rams next week. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 4:43 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    13.11 (27th)
  • Stevan Ridley touches ball 10 times in loss
    Stevan Ridley rushed eight times for 21 yards in the Patriots' Week 1 loss to the Dolphins, adding two carries for seven yards.

    Advice: With rookie threat James White a healthy scratch following a poor preseason, Ridley got the "start" over Shane Vereen, but split early-down work with the Pats' passing-down back. Ridley got a first-quarter carry from the Dolphins' six-yard line, but it was Vereen who got the next three totes, turning the third into a two-yard touchdown. Ridley is at least partially out of the doghouse, but it's clear Vereen is going to pace the Pats' backs in touches. Ridley remains a boom-or-bust RB2/3. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 3:53 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    8.04 (118th)
  • Knile Davis gets two touches against Titans
    Knile Davis rushed once for three yards and caught a three-yard pass in the Chiefs' Week 1 loss to Tennessee.

    Advice: Jamaal Charles only got 11 touches as Kansas City was unable to establish a run game in the blowout loss. Davis maintains plenty of stash and handcuff value, but doesn't have a big role on offense when Charles is healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 3:15 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    2.90 (2497th)
  • Shane Vereen totals 71 yards in loss to Miami
    Shane Vereen rushed seven times for 36 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 1 loss to the Dolphins, adding five catches for 35 yards.

    Advice: Vereen was targeted eight times as a receiver. As has become his custom, one of his missed connections came on a wheel route. It's a play the Pats should really give up on. Vereen received three goal-line carries to Stevan Ridley's one, cashing the third in for a touchdown. It was a promising development for owners counting on Vereen as an RB2. Vereen likely would have received more carries had the Patriots' offense not been so discombobulated in the second half. Vereen and the Pats get the Vikings in Week 2. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 2:45 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    11.52 (50th)
  • Shonn Greene leads Titans in rushing
    Shonn Greene rushed a team-high 15 times for 71 yards in Tennessee's Week 1 win over Kansas City.

    Advice: He didn't see a target in the passing game. Although Greene ran effectively between the tackles, he "lost" six touches to Bishop Sankey, ten to Dexter McCluster, and four to Leon Washington. Whether Greene pays off as a fantasy start going forward will depend almost entirely on goal-line scores. The Titans do play a terrible Dallas defense in Week 2, making Greene a flex option. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 2:38 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    8.42 (107th)
  • Moreno bullies Pats for 134 yards on ground
    Knowshon Moreno carried the mail in the Dolphins' Week 1 win over the Patriots, rushing 24 times for 134 yards and a touchdown.

    Advice: Moreno came off the bench behind Lamar Miller, but took over and changed the game after Miller lost a fumble midway through the second quarter. He looked nothing like a player slowed by a knee injury for the majority of the offseason, making sharp cuts and dragging tacklers. He was the engine of the Dolphins' offense as Ryan Tannehill had an up-and-down game. Miller remained the Dolphins' preferred passing-down back following his fumble, but was used sparingly as a runner. Moreno appears to be the Dolphins' clear bellcow on early downs, putting him in the RB2 conversation. The situation could obviously change, but Moreno needs to be 100 percent owned. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 2:17 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    9.94 (68th)
  • Roy Helu explosive in passing back role
    Roy Helu rushed four times for 46 yards and caught two passes for 15 yards in Sunday's Week 1 loss at Houston.

    Advice: Helu has a lot of juice in his legs, and he got to show it as he's now the clear-cut passing back behind two-down starter Alfred Morris. There's not going to be much standalone appeal here though -- especially when the Redskins project to be winning. They host the Jags in Week 2. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 2:07 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    5.24 (224th)
  • Alfred Morris averages 6.5 YPC on 14 totes
    Alfred Morris rushed 14 times for 91 yards in Sunday's Week 1 loss at Houston.

    Advice: Morris was spectacularly effective, spinning off first contact and dragging defenders just like he has through the first two years of his career. But he lost all passing-down work to Roy Helu (four carries, two catches, 61 total yards), got a touchdown vultured by FB Darrel Young and was part of a botched exchange in the fourth quarter that killed the Redskins' chances. Morris' prospects outside of the Shanny scheme are looking more promising that originally expected, but the Redskins are going to have to get leads for him to capitalize with volume. The good news is Morris gets the Jags at home in Week 2. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 2:00 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    11.86 (45th)
  • Matt Forte totals 169 yards on 25 touches
    Matt Forte had 17 carries for 82 yards in Sunday's Week 1 loss to the Bills.

    Advice: He added eight catches for 87 yards on nine targets. Forte played the entire game, with Ka'Deem Carey getting just one attempt. He finished with 169 total yards on 25 touches. Forte's all-purpose role makes him a matchup-proof RB1. He'll take on the 49ers on Sunday Night Football next week. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 1:51 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    14.65 (13th)
  • Gio gets 20 touches in Week 1; Hill only 4
    Giovani Bernard was limited to 48 yards on 14 carries, but caught six balls for 62 yards in the Bengals' Week 1 win over Baltimore.

    Advice: Although Gio struggled on the ground, his usage was promising as Jeremy Hill only handled four carries, gaining 19 yards. New OC Hue Jackson employed Bernard creatively, not asking him to run between the tackles and rather drawing up shotgun draws and getting him into space in the passing game. We suspect Jackson will eventually need more from his power running attack, but for now Bernard is locked in as an every-week RB1/2. He's got a soft Falcons defense on deck. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 1:18 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    14.05 (16th)
  • Jonathan Grimes gets just one carry
    Jonathan Grimes rushed one time for two yards in Sunday's Week 1 win over the Redskins.

    Advice: Arian Foster (29 touches) barely came off the field, so we couldn't get a good read on the handcuff situation. We did note that when Foster tapped out at one critical point in the fourth quarter, Alfred Blue (one carry) came on. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 1:15 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    2.36 (2519th)
  • Arian gets 29 touches and 120 yards in win
    Arian Foster rushed 27 times for 103 yards and caught two passes for 17 yards in Sunday's 14-6 Week 1 win over the Redskins.

    Advice: Just as the Texans had promised all season, Foster was an unquestioned workhorse (Jonathan Grimes and Alfred Blue combined for two touches). He didn't find many big lanes to get through and lost a fumble in the red zone, but ran with power while looking truly 100 percent. Sustaining health will be a question here, but the schedule is appetizing. Foster will be a RB1 against the Raiders next week, and also gets to face Dallas in Week 5. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 1:03 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    13.77 (21st)
  • Bryce Brown a healthy scratch for Week 1
    Bryce Brown is a healthy scratch for Week 1 against the Bears.

    Advice: Brown is third in line for backfield touches in Buffalo, but fourth in line on the game-day depth chart due to Anthony Dixon's superior special teams value. Brown remains an intriguing RB5 stash in 12- and 14-team leagues. He would become an every-week starter if Fred Jackson or C.J. Spiller went down. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 9:16 am
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2364th)
  • Jennings the 'bell cow' to start the season
    ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano said Rashad Jennings will open up the season as the "bell cow" back.

    Advice: It is the safe assumption after Jennings out-touched rookie Andre Williams 14-1 in the first half of the Giants' third preseason game. Williams will have to improve in the passing game before he is given a bigger role in the Giants' offense, though he could be an early contributor in short-yardage situations. Jennings is a solid RB2 against Detroit. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 6, 8:56 am
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    10.95 (54th)
  • Lacy optimistic he'll be cleared for Week 2
    A source tells PFT that Eddie Lacy (concussion) is optimistic he'll be cleared for Week 2.

    Advice: Speaking just 24 hours after Thursday's game, coach Mike McCarthy said Lacy had already cleared the first step of the concussion protocol. He still has a long way to go, but the quick initial clearance combined with this PFT report suggests there aren't any lingering effects from his 2013 concussion. James Starks needs to be owned while we wait and see if Lacy can play against the Lions one week from Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 5, 8:49 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    13.44 (23rd)
  • Knowshon Moreno not listed on injury report
    Knowshon Moreno is not listed on Miami's Week 1 injury report.

    Advice: Moreno's knee injury is no longer a concern after he practiced in full this week. He'll be part of a committee with Lamar Miller, but has potential to become the lead back. TE Charles Clay (knee) has also been removed from the injury report. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 5, 1:55 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    9.94 (68th)
  • Dwyer in line to start in Ellington's absence
    According to the Arizona Republic, Jonathan Dwyer "likely would start" if Andre Ellington (foot) misses time.

    Advice: Multiple sources tell beat writer Kent Somers that Ellington could miss "significant time" despite a more-optimistic story from NFL Network that came out Friday. Dwyer is not a special talent or game-breaking runner, but was already first in line for goal-line carries in Arizona's backfield, and could push for 14-17 touches in Monday night's tilt with San Diego. Stepfan Taylor would be second in line for work. Dwyer should be grabbed in all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 5, 10:15 am
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    5.26 (223rd)
  • O'Brien: Arian Foster set for heavy workload
    Coach Bill O'Brien said Arian Foster is "going to play a lot" Sunday against the Redskins, and "will get the bulk of the playing time" in the Texans' backfield.

    Advice: Foster is one in a handful of true every-down backs across the league. The Texans are going to ride him hard with Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback. The only concern -- and it's a big one -- is if Foster's body can hold up. Foster owners need to roster Jonathan Grimes. Foster's going to see upwards of 20 touches per game, as the Texans will try and win games by running the ball and playing stout defense. He's our No. 10 running back for Week 1. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 5, 7:43 am
     
    Probable
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    13.77 (21st)
  • Robert Turbin rushes for 27 yards in victory
    Robert Turbin rushed six times for 27 yards in Seattle's Week 1 win over the Packers.

    Advice: Marshawn Lynch's handcuff wasn't targeted in the passing game. Although Turbin is a clear No. 2 on the depth chart, he'd likely find himself in a committee with Christine Michael were Beast Mode ever to go down with injury. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 4, 9:53 pm
     
    Week 2 Projected Points & Rank
    2.63 (2508th)
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