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  • Heath Miller catches lone target for 13 yards
    Heath Miller caught his lone target for 13 yards in the Steelers' Week 7 win over the Texans.

    Advice: Once propped up as a candidate to bounce back into the TE1 conversation, Miller has comfortably settled in as a low-upside TE2. He's averaging just three targets per game the past three weeks and only has one score on the season. Miller isn't being used in the red zone as much as we expected entering the year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:36 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    6.22 (105th)
  • Garrett Graham goes 2-24-0 in loss
    Garrett Graham caught two passes for 24 yards in the Texans' Week 7 loss to the Steelers.

    Advice: Graham was targeted three times, but dropped the other. It can be considered one of Graham's better statistical games of the season, which obviously means he's nowhere near fantasy relevance as a TE2/3. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:31 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    2.57 (1748th)
  • Saints re-sign Tom Crabtree
    Saints re-signed TE Tom Crabtree and waived LB Todd Davis.

    Advice: Crabtree's re-signing may hint the Saints believe Jimmy Graham (shoulder) isn't quite out of the woods. Crabtree, though, is mostly a special teamer. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:48 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1863rd)
  • Cooper Helfet goes 3-61-1 in spot start
    Seahawks TE Cooper Helfet caught three passes for 61 yards and one touchdown in Seattle's Week 7 loss at St. Louis.

    Advice: Helfet, a 25-year-old third-year UDFA out of Duke, got the start at tight end with Zach Miller and Luke Willson hurt. His 61 yards were second-most on the team Sunday, while his six targets were good for third behind Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse. At 6'4/240, Helfet ran a 4.71 forty with a 32-inch vertical at the Blue Devils' Pro Day in 2012. He's an average athlete with zero fantasy value. Both Miller and Willson should return to the lineup shortly. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:20 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    1.36 (2508th)
  • Lions sign veteran TE Kellen Davis
    Lions signed TE Kellen Davis.

    Advice: S Jerome Couplin was waived in a corresponding roster move. Davis' addition is a sign the Lions are expecting at least one of Eric Ebron (hamstring) and Joseph Fauria (ankle) to miss Sunday's trip to London. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:53 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1855th)
  • Travis Kelce hovers around 50% again
    Travis Kelce played on 40-of-75 snaps in Sunday's win over the Chargers.

    Advice: The 53.3 percent rate is actually less than what Kelce had played over the previous three weeks (59.1 percent). It confirms that the Chiefs did not come out of the bye with an emphasis on featuring Kelce more, as he had zero first-half targets and finished with just 4-33-0. Owners need to stop banging their heads against a brick wall and expecting Andy Reid to unleash Kelce fully -- it's clear that's not in the immediate plans, especially after an excellent road win. He'll be a boom-or-bust TE1 against the Rams in Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:53 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.84 (69th)
  • Jimmy Graham ends up playing on 30 snaps
    Jimmy Graham played on 30-of-75 snaps in Sunday's loss at Detroit.

    Advice: Graham played enough snaps to be a factor, but he oddly wasn't really a part of the gameplan. He had zero catches on two targets and the Lions defenders said afterward they weren't worried about him. ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett says it's difficult to predict if Graham's role will increase going forward, as the tight end's ability to block and absorb contact are in doubt. Owners can just hang their hat on the fact that he didn't appear to suffer any setbacks Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:22 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    11.42 (29th)
  • Vernon Davis held to two catches
    Vernon Davis caught two passes for 21 yards in Sunday night's Week 7 loss to the Broncos.

    Advice: Davis was a non-factor for the second straight week. He didn't look completely over his back injury, securing just two of his five targets. Davis will have the 49ers' Week 8 bye to get fully healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:28 pm
     
    Probable
    Bye
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1886th)
  • Julius Thomas fails to score touchdown
    Julius Thomas secured four-of-six targets for 27 yards in the Broncos' Week 7 win over the 49ers.

    Advice: It's the first time Thomas has been held out of the end-zone this season. His six targets were behind only Demaryius Thomas. All four of Peyton Manning's touchdowns went to receivers this week. Thomas will look to get back on track against the Chargers on Thursday night. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:24 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.08 (42nd)
  • Ladarius Green isn't targeted in defeat
    Ladarius Green wasn't targeted in San Diego's Week 7 loss to the Chiefs.

    Advice: Green watched as No. 3 tight end "John Phillips" caught a one-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Antonio Gates also found pay dirt. Green enters Week 8 with 13 total targets. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:15 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.55 (209th)
  • Andy Reid limits Travis Kelce to four targets
    Travis Kelce caught 4-of-4 targets for 33 yards in Kansas City's Week 7 win over the Chargers.

    Advice: Kelce had a fifth grab wiped out by an offensive pass interference call on Anthony Fasano. Kelce ripped off back-to-back gains of 16 and eight yards on the Chiefs' game-winning drive, but was bafflingly limited to just two targets beforehand. It was confounding usage from coach Andy Reid, who watched Junior Hemingway and Dwayne Bowe commit brutal drops, and A.J. Jenkins display stunningly-little awareness. Kelce is the Chiefs' most-effective pass catcher not named Jamaal Charles, but until Reid starts utilizing him as such, he'll remain a boom-or-bust TE1. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:08 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.84 (69th)
  • Mychal Rivera goes 1-18 against Cardinals
    Raiders TE Mychal Rivera secured his lone target for 18 yards in Sunday's Week 7 loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Just a checkdown-possession-type option in the Raiders' vertical offense, Rivera has yet to clear 40 receiving yards in any game this year. He isn't even a viable TE2 in fantasy football leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:53 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.80 (194th)
  • Larry Donnell loses two 4th quarter fumbles
    Larry Donnell caught seven passes for 90 yards in Sunday's loss at Dallas.

    Advice: Donnell bounced back after two quiet games by flashing the sizable athleticism we know he has up the seam. But he lost two fourth-quarter fumbles, errors that will cause him to feel pain at the hands of Tom Coughlin. Donnell is just a borderline TE1 heading into the bye. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:51 pm
     
    Bye
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1853rd)
  • John Carlson goes 2-20 against Raiders
    Cardinals TE John Carlson secured 2-of-4 targets for 20 yards in Sunday's Week 7 loss to the Raiders.

    Advice: The most notable play "made" by Carlson was a second-quarter deflection that was intercepted by Raiders S Charles Woodson. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians doesn't believe in featuring tight ends in the passing game, instead preferring speedier wide receivers. Thus, Carlson lacks fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:37 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.72 (200th)
  • Niles Paul has two-catch afternoon vs. TENN
    Niles Paul caught 2-of-2 targets for 58 yards in Washington's Week 7 win over the Titans.

    Advice: Paul caught a 50-yard pass on Washington's second play from scrimmage, but was invisible thereafter. With Jordan Reed playing well since his return from a hamstring injury, Paul is best left on waiver wires in 12-14 team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:09 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    2.55 (1751st)
  • Scott Chandler makes big fourth-down catch
    Scott Chandler had three catches for 36 yards in Week 7 against the Vikings.

    Advice: He was targeted six times. Chandler made a big fourth-down catch on the Bills' game-winning drive, but remains just an afterthought in the offense. He has yet to score a touchdown through seven games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:52 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.77 (196th)
  • Jared Cook goes 3-25-0 in win over Seattle
    Jared Cook caught three passes for 25 yards in the Rams' Week 7 win over Seattle.

    Advice: Cook was targeted just three times in what was a promising matchup on paper. He lost a red-zone look to No. 2 TE Lance Kendricks, who turned it into a four-yard touchdown. That's become the norm for Cook. He's a mid-range TE2, even as Austin Davis' No. 2 option in the pass game. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:38 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.76 (114th)
  • Jermaine Gresham gets 48 yards on 10 catches
    Jermaine Gresham caught 10 passes for 48 yards in Sunday's Week 7 loss at Indy.

    Advice: Andy Dalton was constantly under heavy pressure and his wideouts unable to separate from Vontae Davis/Greg Toler. So he ended up settling for dumpoffs to Gresham over and over again, who had one of the worst 10-catch performances we can recall. Gresham does have 19 targets over the last two weeks with A.J. Green (toe) sidelined, but we'd still consider him a TE2. He's just not very good as a receiver. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:11 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    2.86 (233rd)
  • Martellus Bennett goes 5-58-0 in loss
    Martellus Bennett caught five passes for 58 yards in the Bears' Week 7 loss to the Dolphins.

    Advice: Bennett was targeted eight times on the afternoon in a typical day at the office. After his torrid start, Bennett hasn't scored in the past four games. He'll be a low-end TE1 option next week on the road against the Patriots. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:59 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.20 (65th)
  • Jordan Cameron held to 1 catch, 5 yards
    Jordan Cameron secured just 1-of-6 targets for five yards in the Browns' Week 7 loss to Jacksonville.

    Advice: On an awful day by Brian Hoyer, Cleveland's biggest gaffe was an early-game miss by Hoyer to a wide-open Cameron for a would-be four-yard touchdown. Cameron didn't record his lone reception until fourth-quarter garbage time. Cameron should theoretically be a lot more consistent as a featured player in the Browns' passing attack, but obviously hasn't been to this point. Look for Cameron to get back on track against the Raiders' weak defense in Week 8, but he will be more low-end TE1 than top-shelf starter. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:58 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    6.40 (99th)
  • Clay goes 4-58-1 in win over Bears
    Charles Clay caught four passes for 58 yards and one touchdown in the Dolphins' Week 7 win over the Bears.

    Advice: It was easily Clay's best game of the season. He was targeted five times and scored his first touchdown of the year, beating SLB Shea McClellin, who fell down in coverage, for the 13-yard score in the first quarter. Clay has a decent matchup with the Jaguars next week, but he's still more of a middling TE2. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:56 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.33 (128th)
  • Jimmy Graham held catchless against the Lions
    Jimmy Graham caught 0-of-2 targets in the Saints' Week 7 loss to the Lions.

    Advice: Graham played around 30 snaps in the game, but was never a factor. His first target did not come until the first drive of the fourth quarter. Thankfully, Graham did not appear to suffer any setbacks during the game. His status will be updated when the Saints resume practicing on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:51 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    11.42 (29th)
  • Dwayne Allen tip-toes to another TD
    Dwayne Allen caught three passes for 52 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Bengals.

    Advice: Allen's touchdown came on an out route in which he made a spectacular fingertip catch on a fastball and then turned on the speed while tip-toeing up the sideline for 32 yards. It was an impressive display of his unique natural ability. Allen now has a touchdown in 5-of-7 games, but is averaging just 43.5 yards per day. He'll be a low-end TE1 against the Steelers in Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:46 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    6.14 (107th)
  • Coby Fleener goes 4-64-0 in win
    Coby Fleener caught four passes for 64 yards in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Bengals.

    Advice: Fleener ran wide open all day, and could have had an even bigger box score if he had been looking for the ball instead of a running a clear-out route with his head down in the second half. Andrew Luck's BFF did have five targets in this one, his most since Week 3. But his week-to-week role is minor in this talented Colts offense that has so many mouths to feed. Fleener remains a weak TE2 heading into Week 8 against the Steelers. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:38 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.93 (138th)
  • Pettigrew lumbers to 28 yards on four catches
    Brandon Pettigrew caught 4-of-6 targets for 28 yards against the Saints Week 7.

    Advice: Pettigrew was thrust into a larger passing-game role with Eric Ebron (hamstring) and Joseph Fauria (ankle) sidelined. He was his usual self, catching short passes and then quickly falling down. Even if Ebron and Fauria are out next week, Pettigrew will be nothing but a very low-ceiling TE2 against the Falcons. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:35 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    1.88 (2387th)
  • Clay Harbor goes 6-34 against Browns
    Clay Harbor secured 6-of-6 targets for 34 yards in the Jaguars' Week 7 win over the Browns.

    Advice: Whereas Harbor caught a downfield dime for a 59-yard touchdown from Blake Bortles last week, he was back to running routes around the line of scrimmage in this one. Harbor has settled in as a shaky week-to-week TE1 streamer. He will be more of a TE2 when Jacksonville takes on the Dolphins in Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:32 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.29 (217th)
  • Glazer: Jimmy Graham to play roughly 30 snaps
    FOX's Jay Glazer said the plan is for Jimmy Graham (shoulder) to play roughly 30 snaps in Sunday's game at Detroit.

    Advice: Graham was averaging 60.7 snaps through the first four weeks of this season. The play count is a rough estimate and could fluctuate based on how he's feeling and situations. As previously reported, Graham's main packages will be in the red zone and on clear passing downs. Note that he needed to take an injection Sunday morning to get through the pain in his shoulder. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:24 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    11.42 (29th)
  • Jermaine Gresham could be had in trade
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport mentions Jermaine Gresham as a player who may be available via trade.

    Advice: "They already have Tyler Eifert coming off an injury," Rapoport said. "It seems they've already replaced (Gresham), he could be had too." Gresham is a do-it-all, good-at-nothing tight end. He has questionable hands, a tendency to pick up penalties, and a shoddy blocking history. In a contract year, the Bengals would be lucky to get a seventh-round pick in return for the former first-rounder. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:11 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    2.86 (233rd)
  • Luke Willson inactive for SEA
    Luke Willson (groin) is inactive for Sunday's Week 7 game against the Rams.

    Advice: With Zach Miller (foot) also out, the Seahawks are down to just Cooper Helfet and RaShaun Allen at tight end. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:05 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.86 (145th)
  • Jimmy Graham (shoulder) officially active
    Jimmy Graham (shoulder) is officially active for the Saints' Week 7 matchup with the Lions.

    Advice: Graham is clearly less than 100 percent, and will likely be nothing more than a red-zone and third-down option against Detroit. That said, Graham has performed very well on limited snaps in the past, scoring two touchdowns in only 20 snaps against the Bills last season. He is a top-7 tight end option this week. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:27 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    11.42 (29th)
  • Glazer: Jimmy Graham (shoulder) 'is a go'
    After speaking with Jimmy Graham (shoulder) Sunday morning, FOX's Jay Glazer reports Graham "is a go." Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:09 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    11.42 (29th)
  • Report: SEA, CLE talked Harvin, Cameron swap
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Seahawks GM John Schneider phoned Browns GM Ray Farmer about a Percy Harvin-for-Jordan Cameron trade.

    Advice: It obviously didn't go down, as Harvin was shipped to the Jets on Friday. Cameron is in the final year of his deal, and the Seahawks were eyeing tight end help with Zach Miller still hurt. Farmer wasn't interested in the deal. It's more interesting than anything else. Rapoport also learned that the Seahawks called the Broncos, Bucs, and Colts about Harvin, while ESPN's Adam Schefter adds the Seahawks asked for Julius Thomas from Denver. The trade deadline is October 28. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:18 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    6.40 (99th)
  • Report: Jimmy Graham to play, not start Sun.
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Jimmy Graham (shoulder, questionable) plans to play, but won't start Week 7 against the Lions.

    Advice: In other words, the Saints will use Graham in red-zone packages. He'll test the shoulder in pre-game warmups before making a final decision. Owners can pray for a touchdown, but he's unlikely to see much, if any, action between the 20s. But this is Jimmy Graham. If he suits up, he needs to be in lineups. The Lions are allowing the 16th-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:01 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    11.42 (29th)
  • Clay Harbor (knee) probable for Week 7
    Clay Harbor (knee) is probable for Sunday's game against the Browns.

    Advice: He's good to go after being limited in practice throughout the week. Harbor is the No. 16 tight end in Rotoworld's Week 7 rankings. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:42 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.29 (217th)
  • Saints cut TE Tom Crabtree
    Saints released TE Tom Crabtree.

    Advice: It's unclear if this has anything to do with Jimmy Graham's Week 7 status, but it can't be a bad thing. There's speculation Crabtree became expendable now that FB Erik Lorig (ankle) is ready to return. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:34 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1863rd)
  • Pettigrew to see an expanded workload Week 7
    Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew is expected to be more involved in the passing game against the Saints.

    Advice: Pettigrew has five receptions in six games this season as Eric Ebron and Joseph Fauria have served as the pass-catching tight ends. With Fauria out with an ankle injury and Ebron doubtful with a hamstring, the Lions may have no choice but to get Pettigrew more involved. Even so, he is nothing more than a low-ceiling TE2. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:14 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    1.88 (2387th)
  • Graham to be a red-zone player if active?
    The New Orleans Times-Picayune suggests Jimmy Graham (shoulder, questionable) could be a situational red-zone player if active Sunday.

    Advice: We've seen the Saints do this with Graham before, as recently as last season when he often played limited snaps while battling foot and elbow injuries. He was still dominant, closing the season with six touchdowns in the last six games despite playing on just 69.2 percent of the snaps during that span. The bottom line is that if Graham suits up Sunday, he has to be in lineups regardless of role. "It's an injury. It's just like all the other ones I've ever had," he said, reiterating his status as a true game-time call. "It's painful, but we'll see. Maybe in two days I'll feel better." Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:09 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    11.42 (29th)
  • Charles Clay (knee) officially probable
    Charles Clay (knee) is listed as probable for Week 7.

    Advice: Clay will continue to play through his knee injury. He's just a low-end TE2. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 5:04 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.33 (128th)
  • John Carlson (knee) questionable for Wek 7
    Cardinals TE John Carlson (knee) is questionable for Week 7 against the Raiders.

    Advice: Carlson practiced on a limited basis the last two days and will likely be a game-time decision. Rob Housler would start if Carlson is held out. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:00 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.72 (200th)
  • Vernon Davis (back) probable for Week 7
    Vernon Davis (back) is probable for Sunday night's game against the Broncos.

    Advice: Davis didn't have any setbacks with his back injury, practicing in full throughout the week. He'll be a TE1 in Denver in Week 7. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:04 pm
     
    Probable
    Bye
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1886th)
  • Luke Willson listed as questionable
    Luke Willson (groin) is listed as questionable for Week 7 at St. Louis.

    Advice: His status is unclear after showing up unexpectedly on Thursday's injury report as a "DNP" (Did Not Practice). With Zach Miller (ankle) already ruled out, the Seahawks would turn to Cooper Helfet if Willson can't go Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:34 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.86 (145th)
  • Jimmy Graham doesn't know whether he'll play
    Jimmy Graham (shoulder, questionable) conceded Friday he doesn't know whether he will play in Sunday's game at Detroit.

    Advice: After practicing on a "limited" basis Thursday and Friday, Graham said he "still doesn't know if he'll play," and "thinks it could come down to coach's evaluation (in) pregame Sunday." Graham acknowledged he "couldn't move" his shoulder after injuring it in Week 5 against the Buccaneers. It sounds like Graham is technically a game-time decision. If he isn't active against the Lions, Josh Hill and Ben Watson would share tight end duties. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:59 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    11.42 (29th)
  • Graham gets in limited practice on Thursday
    Jimmy Graham (shoulder) returned to Saints practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

    Advice: Coach Sean Payton said earlier Thursday that he's "optimistic" about Graham's Week 7 availability, and this certainly leaves open the possibility that he'll play against the Lions. Still, Graham's Friday status will be all important. It's possible the Saints are just trying to confuse the situation for Detroit. Graham could end up a game-time decision. He'll be a must start if active, but fantasy owners can't yet be counting on their TE1 suiting up. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:19 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    11.42 (29th)
  • Charles Clay (knee) still limited on Thursday
    Charles Clay (knee) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: The Dolphins "limit" Clay in every practice. It's yet to be a factor on Sundays. Clay is a low-end TE2. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:50 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.33 (128th)
  • Payton claims optimism with Graham (shoulder)
    Speaking Thursday afternoon, Saints coach Sean Payton insisted he was still "optimistic" about Jimmy Graham's (shoulder) Week 7 status.

    Advice: Graham missed Wednesday's practice, and most signs have suggested he'll sit against the Lions. However, he's the kind of talent where teams are willing to hold out hope until the last possible moment. Graham's Thursday status will be updated around 4ET. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:01 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    11.42 (29th)
  • Larry Donnell to see increased role?
    Larry Donnell said replacing Victor Cruz is going to be a "team effort."

    Advice: Donnell was held without a catch in Week 5 by a Falcons defense that gameplanned to stop him. He then went 1-6-0 against the Eagles as the Giants were humiliated on Sunday Night Football. But with Cruz out and a nice bounce-back spot for the G-Men on tap, Donnell remains on the TE1 radar. Dallas is giving up the third-most points to fantasy tight ends this season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:13 am
     
    Bye
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1853rd)
  • Charles Clay (knee) limited on Wednesday
    Charles Clay (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Clay still isn't over his knee issue, but he's yet to miss a game. He'll be a just a low-end TE2 for Week 7 against the Bears. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:58 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.33 (128th)
  • Lions not planning increased Pettigrew looks
    The Lions have no plans to increase Brandon Pettigrew's role as a pass catcher.

    Advice: Pettigrew averaged 100 targets from 2010-13, but has drawn just eight looks through six games. That, of course, is how the Lions drew up it when they spent their first-round pick on Eric Ebron and brought back Pettigrew to block. Neither Ebron nor Joseph Fauria has made much of an impact as a receiver, but Pettigrew was always amongst the league's least efficient players as a pass catcher. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:15 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    1.88 (2387th)
  • Vernon Davis goes 3-30 in return from injury
    Vernon Davis caught three passes for 30 yards in the 49ers' Week 6 win over the Rams.

    Advice: Making his return from a back injury, Davis was targeted six times. He definitely looked rusty, dropping a pass or two. Davis and No. 2 TE Vance McDonald also got in each other's way in the fourth quarter, fighting for an end-zone target. The ball dropped to the ground. Davis will be a TE1 in Denver in Week 7. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:38 pm
     
    Probable
    Bye
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1886th)
  • Jared Cook catches 4-of-11 targets in loss
    Jared Cook caught four passes for 74 yards in the Rams' Week 6 loss to the 49ers.

    Advice: Cook was targeted a team-high 11 times. He was inches and a whistle away from having a monster night. Cook had a 21-yard catch called back due to a questionable offensive pass interference penalty. And later Austin Davis overshot Cook for what would have been an easy touchdown. Cook flashed at times on Monday, but he leaves a lot to be desired on a weekly basis. He's a mid-range TE2. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:17 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.76 (114th)
  • Vernon Davis (back) active for MNF vs. Rams
    Vernon Davis (back) is active and will start Monday night's Week 6 game against the Rams.

    Advice: Davis got in a full slate of limited practices this week after missing Week 5 against the Chiefs. The Rams handle tight ends well, but Davis has given them trouble in the past. He's a solid TE1. Inactive for the Niners are CB Tramaine Brock, RT Anthony Davis, WR Quinton Patton, DL Tank Carradine, DE Quinton Dial, C Marcus Martin, and S L.J. McCray. Jon Martin will start at right tackle. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:05 pm
     
    Probable
    Bye
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1886th)
  • Larry Donnell limited to one catch
    Larry Donnell caught one pass for six yards in Sunday night's Week 6 loss to the Eagles.

    Advice: With the Giants offensive line struggling, Donnell was forced to help in pass protection. He had a touchdown called back on a holding penalty, but drew just two targets. Donnell should take on a bigger role with Victor Cruz out for the season. He'll be on the TE1 borderline in Week 7 against a Cowboys defense that struggles to cover tight ends. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 10:26 pm
     
    Bye
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1853rd)
  • John Carlson goes 4-14 against Redskins
    Cardinals TE John Carlson secured 4-of-6 targets for 14 yards in Arizona's Week 6 win over Washington.

    Advice: Carlson had a 13-yard catch on Arizona's first drive, helping to set up Michael Floyd's 20-yard touchdown. Otherwise, it was a quiet game for the Cardinals' starting tight end, managing one yard on his other five targets combined. Carlson plays plenty of snaps, but coach Bruce Arians doesn't actively call plays to get him the ball. He's just barely a fantasy TE2. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 5:51 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.72 (200th)
  • Niles Paul goes 1-7 against Cardinals
    Redskins TE Niles Paul secured 1-of-2 targets for seven yards in Sunday's Week 6 loss to Arizona.

    Advice: With Jordan Reed back from his hamstring injury, Reed continued to play a lot of snaps in two-tight end packages but was the clear No. 2 option as a receiver behind Reed. With DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon, and Andre Roberts all commanding targets, Paul will struggle to provide any semblance of box-score consistency. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 5:36 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    2.55 (1751st)
  • Mychal Rivera goes catch-less in Week 6
    Mychal Rivera failed to reel in any of his three targets in Sunday's Week 6 loss to San Diego, finishing without a catch.

    Advice: At least one of his missed targets was a drop. Rivera has no fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 5:16 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.80 (194th)
  • Martellus Bennett held to four catches in win
    Martellus Bennett caught 4-of-8 targets for 52 yards in Atlanta's Week 6 loss to the Bears.

    Advice: Bennett has now failed to score in three straight games after starting off the season with four touchdowns in three weeks. He's been limited to seven catches for 69 yards over his past two games. The Unicorn will remain a red-zone threat going forward, but is settling in as the back-end TE1 he was in 2013. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 5:01 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.20 (65th)
  • Luke Willson can't bring in any big plays
    Luke Willson caught two passes for 11 yards in Sunday's Week 6 loss to the Cowboys.

    Advice: Willson had plenty of chances in this dream matchup (six targets), but came up just empty on too many of them. Over the last two weeks with Zach Miller out, he has five catches for 39 yards and no touchdowns despite facing the Redskins and Cowboys. Willson is just a deep Dynasty hold thanks to his size/speed appeal. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 4:57 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.86 (145th)
  • Ladarius Green goes 4-60 against Raiders
    Ladarius Green secured 4-of-5 targets for 60 yards in the Chargers' Week 6 win over the Raiders.

    Advice: Playing limited snaps but still stretching the seam, Green ripped off first-half gains of 27 and 15 yards. Green's playing time increased in the second half with Eddie Royal (shoulder) on the shelf, as San Diego scrapped three-receiver sets and went with more two-tight end packages. Green is an exciting player to watch, but he doesn't get enough playing time or usage in the Chargers' system. He's just a TE2 entering a Week 7 date with Kansas City. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 4:36 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.55 (209th)
  • Scott Chandler has big game against Patriots
    Scott Chandler had six catches for 105 yards in Sunday's Week 6 loss to the Patriots.

    Advice: Chandler took on a bigger role with Sammy Watkins getting shut down by Darrelle Revis. He saw a season-high nine targets, with most of his catches coming on third down. Despite the big day, Chandler can continue to be avoided in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 3:35 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.77 (196th)
  • Heath Miller limited to two catches vs. CLE
    Heath Miller caught 2-of-4 targets for 19 yards in Pittsburgh's Week 6 loss to the Browns.

    Advice: The two catches were Miller's fewest of the season, while he's now scored in just 1-of-6 games. Miller is on pace for a reasonable 69 catches and 699 yards, but he's getting harder to sell as a TE1. The Steelers need to involve Miller more in the red zone, where they've been abysmal all season. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 3:05 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    6.22 (105th)
  • Gresham goes 6-68 in Week 6 tie
    Jermaine Gresham caught six passes for 68 yards in the Bengals' Week 6 tie with the Panthers.

    Advice: With A.J. Green out, Gresham became the No. 2 option in the passing game behind Mohamed Sanu. He saw seven targets. Gresham will likely again fill the same role in Week 7 at Indianapolis, but he's merely a low-upside TE2. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 2:51 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    2.86 (233rd)
  • Jordan Cameron drops 3/102/1 on Steelers
    Jordan Cameron caught 3-of-5 targets for 102 yards and a touchdown in Cleveland's Week 6 win over the Steelers.

    Advice: Cameron made his looks count on a day where the Browns attempted only 17 passes, reeling off gains of 42, 51 and nine yards. The 51-yarder was his score. With Brian Hoyer targeting him on play action, Cameron destroyed Cortez Allen in single coverage before sprinting to the end zone. Another big day should be in the offing in Week 7, where the Browns travel to Jacksonville. Almost no one has a tougher time covering tight ends than the Jags. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 2:45 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    6.40 (99th)
  • Charles Clay held to 3-35-0
    Charles Clay caught three passes for 35 yards in Sunday's Week 6 loss to the Packers.

    Advice: Clay's knee didn't appear to be an issue, but he saw just five targets and only one was on a play designed for him (a screen). Clay now has just 17 catches and no touchdowns through five games, showing no signs of a breakout. He's a weak TE2 heading into a Week 7 game against the Bears. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 2:26 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.33 (128th)
  • It's so easy: Julius rings up two more TDs
    Julius Thomas caught 4-of-6 targets for 51 yards and two touchdowns in Denver's Week 6 win over the Jets.

    Advice: A CBS mic caught Thomas screaming "it's so easy!" after he whipped Darrin Walls for his second touchdown. The scores were Thomas' eighth and ninth of the season, putting him on pace for an astronomical 29. We're obviously not expecting him to reach that number, but 20 shouldn't be considered out of reach. With Jimmy Graham banged up and Rob Gronkowski still not himself, Thomas has No. 1 overall tight end status in his sights. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 1:58 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.08 (42nd)
  • Clay Harbor goes 3-91-1 against Titans
    Jaguars TE Clay Harbor secured 3-of-4 targets for 91 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 6 loss to Tennessee.

    Advice: Sneaky athletic, Harbor delivered a 59-yard reception on Jacksonville's opening drive, whipping Titans FS Michael Griffin to set up Storm Johnson's one-yard touchdown plunge. Harbor's late-game highlight was a fourth-quarter TD pass from 20 yards out thrown by Blake Bortles to get the Jaguars within two points. For as long as Marcedes Lewis remains out, Harbor will be a streamable TE1. The Jaguars play the Browns in Week 7. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 1:32 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.29 (217th)
  • Vernon Davis 'appears on track' to play MNF
    CSN Bay Area says Vernon Davis (back) "appears to be on track to return" for Monday night's game against the Rams.

    Advice: Davis is officially listed as questionable after practicing on a limited basis throughout the week. It'll likely come down to a true game-time call, but he's trending in the right direction. Owners can pencil him into lineups while using Jared Cook or Vance McDonald as insurance plans. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 9:42 am
     
    Probable
    Bye
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1886th)
  • Vernon Davis unsure he'll play Monday night
    Vernon Davis (back) said he's unsure if he'll play in Monday night's game against the Rams.

    Advice: "I don't feel like I'm where I need to be at the moment, but I'm getting there," he said. Davis practiced on a limited basis throughout the week. Fantasy owners can consider adding insurance with Rams TE Jared Cook, who is available in 73 percent of Yahoo leagues. Vance McDonald and Derek Carrier are Davis' backups. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 11, 2:03 pm
     
    Probable
    Bye
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1886th)
  • Vernon Davis officially listed questionable
    Vernon Davis (back) is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Rams.

    Advice: Despite the questionable tag, Davis practiced on a limited basis this week and is expected to return. He's Rotoworld's No. 11 tight end for Week 6. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 11, 1:32 pm
     
    Probable
    Bye
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1886th)
  • Vernon Davis remains limited on Saturday
    Vernon Davis (back) got in his third straight limited practice Saturday.

    Advice: Davis has been practicing with a non-contact jersey, but remains on track to play Monday night. Even if he's listed as questionable, Davis should be good to go as a low-end TE1 against the Rams. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 11, 11:32 am
     
    Probable
    Bye
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1886th)
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