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  • Juwan Thompson works as Broncos No. 4 RB
    Undrafted rookie Juwan Thompson has moved to No. 4 on the Broncos' tailback depth chart.

    Advice: He's running ahead of fellow UDFAs Kapri Bibbs and Brennan Clay, and behind Montee Ball, Ronnie Hillman, and C.J. Anderson. At a sturdy 5-foot-11, 226, Thompson ran a respectable 4.57 forty at Duke's Pro Day with a 9-foot-11 broad jump after playing in Blue Devils coach David Cutcliffe' pro-style offense. He knows how to pass protect and is someone to monitor in extra-deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    34 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2079th)
  • Knowshon Moreno could miss entire preseason
    Knowshon Moreno (knee) could miss the entire preseason.

    Advice: Moreno's initial timetable was 4-5 weeks. Now six weeks removed from his June knee scope, Moreno "still labors to walk, let alone run," per the Miami Herald, and "is still unsure when he'll return." Lamar Miller will continue to handle first-team carries and remains the heavy favorite to start Week 1. Before Friday's practice, Moreno was sporting ice packs on both knees "and he had an awkward gait" as he made his way to work with trainers. "I don't know. I don't know," Moreno said when asked if he'll play in an exhibition game. "I really don't even know." At this point, we wouldn't advise drafting Moreno save for in the deepest of leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:29 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.37 (125th)
  • Marquise Goodwin suffers hamstring injury
    Marquise Goodwin suffered a hamstring injury during Friday's practice.

    Advice: The extent is unknown, but hamstring injuries have a tendency to linger. Goodwin should be considered questionable for Buffalo's preseason opener on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:31 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.89 (2013th)
  • Marrone: Spiller 'more explosive' this season
    Bills coach Doug Marrone said C.J. Spiller "looks more explosive than he did during the season last year."

    Advice: Spiller missed just one game in 2013 due to his high-ankle sprain, but was clearly playing at less than 100 percent. He was limited to 394 snaps and averaged only 16 touches per game. Spiller is a prime bounce-back candidate entering a contract year in Buffalo's run-heavy offense. He currently ranks as the No. 14 running back in Rotoworld's online Draft Guide. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:26 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.04 (58th)
  • Jets sign RB Michael Smith
    Jets signed RB Michael Smith, formerly of the Bucs.

    Advice: Smith is an undersized burner out of Utah State. The Buccaneers cut him in May. Smith will likely be a practice body until the Jets make final cuts. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:08 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2031st)
  • Lynch wanted $5M more than Seahawks gave
    ESPN Seahawks reporter Terry Blount reports Marshawn Lynch was seeking $5 million more than the "concessions" Seattle gave him, bumping his 2014 pay by $1.5 million.

    Advice: The $1.5 million offer was reportedly on the table from Seattle since way back at minicamp, and moved Lynch's 2014 guaranteed take from $5 million to $6.5 million. "The offer never changed" from the team, per Blount. The Seahawks have still not formally waived the $30,000 per-day fines Lynch incurred during his week-long holdout. Ultimately, zero money was actually added to Lynch's contract. His base pay increased by $1 million by turning would-be incentives into salary, and $500,000 was moved from Lynch's 2015 pay into 2014. Per Blount, Lynch "realizes there's a good possibility" he is cut next offseason. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.66 (28th)
  • Kelvin Benjamin due back in practice Saturday
    Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is expected to resume practicing on Saturday.

    Advice: Benjamin has been sidelined since last Sunday with a bone bruise on his left knee. It was never a long-term concern. In Carolina's 2014 offense, Benjamin is ticketed for the "X" role while Jerricho Cotchery gets the nod at "Z." Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:57 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.20 (119th)
  • Saints likely to continue 3-headed RB monster
    ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett expects the Saints to employ a "pretty even workload" split between their top three tailbacks this year.

    Advice: Pierre Thomas is expected to man the "nickel/third-down role" vacated by Darren Sproles, while Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson share most of the ball-carrying heavylifting. As usual, New Orleans' 2014 backfield will be tricky to evaluate from a fantasy perspective on a week-by-week basis. Thomas is the best PPR pick, while Ingram offers the best value in touchdown-heavy leagues at his 13th-/14th-round ADP. Robinson's ADP is in the middle of round nine. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:54 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.57 (77th)
  • Packers fear ACL tear for rookie Abbrederis
    The Packers fear fifth-round WR Jared Abbrederis suffered a torn right ACL in Thursday's training camp practice.

    Advice: The Wisconsin alum was competing for a roster spot as a special teams player. The Packers are awaiting test results to confirm their initial fears, but it appears Abbrederis will spend his rookie season on injured reserve. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:42 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.26 (2320th)
  • Benny Cunningham 'firmly' ahead of Tre Mason
    Early in training camp, Benny Cunningham has "held on firmly to the primary backup role" at running back for St. Louis.

    Advice: Cunningham's style is most similar to Zac Stacy -- and he has a year under his belt in OC Brian Schottenheimer's system -- so it's no surprise Cunningham has held off Tre Mason thus far. We wouldn't be surprised if Mason settled in as the Rams' No. 3 back for the entire season. Cunningham averaged 5.6 YPC last year, and St. Louis would likely go RBBC if Stacy missed any time. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:30 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.70 (2315th)
  • Crabtree believed to have sore hamstring
    A source familiar with Michael Crabtree believes the 49ers' wideout is dealing with a sore hamstring.

    Advice: Whatever it is, the team expects Crabtree to be out no longer than two weeks. It'll probably cost Crabtree the 49ers' preseason opener. "I think he has a sore hamstring," the source told ESPN's Josina Anderson. "Nothing too serious right now. I think they want to hold him back a bit to be cautious." Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:22 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.51 (93rd)
  • No Gordon decision until Monday at soonest
    A decision on Josh Gordon's year-long suspension appeal is not expected until Monday at soonest.

    Advice: Gordon is in New York on Friday having his appeal heard by Harold Henderson, but no final decision will be made until commissioner Roger Goodell returns from this weekend's Hall of Fame festivities in Canton, Ohio. "Josh is going through the process right now," Goodell told reporters Friday. "I am not a part of that process. At some point in time, I may have an opportunity to be involved. When I am, I look forward to meeting with him." Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:10 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2376th)
  • Brenton Bersin getting 1st-team run
    With Kelvin Benjamin nursing a bruised left knee, third-year UDFA Brenton Bersin is running with the Panthers' first-team offense.

    Advice: Bersin and Jerricho Cotchery have been the outside receivers, with Jason Avant in the slot. Bersin appears to have leapfrogged Marvin McNutt, Tavarres King, and Tiquan Underwood on the depth chart. A Wofford alum, 24-year-old Bersin stands 6-foot-3, 210 with modest 4.60 speed and a 35-inch vertical. Put simply, the Panthers need their top receivers to stay healthy this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:01 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1901st)
  • Harbaugh discusses Marcus Lattimore
    Coach Jim Harbaugh was noncommittal Friday on RB Marcus Lattimore (knee, hamstring) having a role on the 2014 49ers.

    Advice: "Marcus is going to be part of this team in some form or fashion," is all Harbs would commit to. Lattimore has yet to practice in training camp, remaining on the active/NFI list. We've never seen him as a likely 2014 on-field contributor. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:49 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.42 (2187th)
  • Harbaugh: Michael Crabtree out 'week or two'
    Coach Jim Harbaugh revealed Friday that Michael Crabtree will miss "a week or two" with an undisclosed injury.

    Advice: The Niners have given no details on Crabtree's illness or injury, but Harbs assured "it's not foot or Achilles' related." Harbaugh doesn't necessarily have a great track record of honesty when it comes to injury information, however. Keep a close eye on this situation. If 100 percent, Crabtree is a prime contract-year bounce-back candidate after missing 11 games last season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:35 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.51 (93rd)
  • Jeff Janis missing camp time with Shingles
    Packers seventh-round WR Jeff Janis has not yet practiced in training camp.

    Advice: He's on the non-football injury list with Shingles, but the Packers expect Janis to come off NFI next week. A deep-sleeper rookie out of Saginaw Valley State, Janis impressed this spring but is fighting for a roster spot. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:17 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2451st)
  • Arian Foster back on the shelf at Texans camp
    Arian Foster (undisclosed) is sidelined again at Texans camp.

    Advice: Under ex-Patriots assistant Bill O'Brien, the Texans are taking a Belichickian approach to injuries, declining to divulge locations and extents. So they won't say whether Foster suffered a setback with his early-camp hamstring injury. Foster returned to practice Wednesday, and was out Thursday. "He's doing OK," O'Brien said of Foster. "It's kind of a day-to-day thing. It's nothing serious. I would assume - (but) guess you can't assume anything - he'd be back pretty soon." 28-year-old Foster tore his hamstring during 2011 training camp, so there is history here. He's an incredibly high-risk early-round fantasy investment. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:39 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.49 (31st)
  • Marvin Jones remains on active/NFI
    Marvin Jones (ankle) remains on active/NFI.

    Advice: Jones hasn't practiced since rolling his ankle at a post-OTA passing camp arranged by Andy Dalton. It's a bit of a concern considering Mohamed Sanu has been lighting up camp in his absence. Jones remains a fine late-round flier candidate, but we'd like to see him make his camp debut in the next week. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:36 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.21 (117th)
  • Rookie WR T.J. Jones still on active/PUP
    Sixth-round WR T.J. Jones (shoulder) remains on active/PUP.

    Advice: Jones originally injured the AC joint in Notre Dame's bowl game and was slapped with a 4-6 week timetable after getting it cleaned out in early June. The rehab is going slower than expected. Jones, who will get rechecked next week, is behind Kevin Ogletree and Ryan Broyles for inside receiver depth spots. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:22 am
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.23 (2327th)
  • James White opening eyes at Patriots camp
    ESPN Boston says it looks like fourth-round RB James White will "be a significant part of the team's attack -- on all three downs."

    Advice: This is our third James White post in 24 hours, so you know he's buzzing at Pats camp. Bill Belichick has raved about him, he's gotten goal-line reps and now top beat man Mike Reiss is jumping on board. As a direct backup to both Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen, White would have some deep-league flier appeal. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:44 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.97 (2123rd)
  • Allen Robinson (hamstring) out at least 2 wks
    Second-round WR Allen Robinson (hamstring) will be out at least two weeks.

    Advice: The injury is to the same hamstring that sidelined Robinson this spring, so we have the early makings of a recurring issue here. It's enough to keep the Penn State product off our re-draft boards. Meanwhile, Cecil Shorts is fighting a Grade 2 hamstring pull of his own, leaving Marqise Lee to soak up reps as the No. 1 wideout. Lee is a good bet to lead the Jags in receptions this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:20 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.16 (174th)
  • Danny Amendola healthy, feeling comfortable
    Danny Amendola said his "learning curve" is much less as he enters his second season in New England.

    Advice: "I feel very comfortable right now," Amendola said about learning the offense. Far more importantly, the slot man is healthy after a severe groin injury helped turn him into a free agent bust for the Patriots last season. Amendola will be behind Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski for targets this year, but his fantasy price-tag has dropped to the 10th round or later. He's still just 28 years old and the Patriots won't want Edelman catching 105 passes again. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:41 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.08 (203rd)
  • Josh Gordon decision not expected Friday
    No decision on Josh Gordon's indefinite suspension is expected Friday.

    Advice: Gordon's appeal will be heard by arbitrator Harold Henderson in New York on Friday, and then a decision will be handed down "soon." No NFL player is believed to have won an appeal with a second-hand smoke defense. Even if Gordon's legal team does win over Henderson, he could still face discipline for his July 4th weekend DWI. The hearing on that case is scheduled for Aug. 26. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:39 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2376th)
  • Eddie Lacy 'couldn't have looked any better'
    Through one week of camp, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel says Eddie Lacy "couldn't have looked any better."

    Advice: The Journal-Sentinel says you'd be hard-pressed to find a subpar moment for Lacy, who is preparing himself for a mammoth workload in one of the league's elite offenses. "You know, I don't think he even cares if it's a zone or a gap scheme," backup QB Matt Flynn said. "He's going to find the hole." Lacy is reportedly "running through arm tackles" and "showing off top-notch speed for a big man." The second-year man is our pick at No. 5 overall in fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.99 (51st)
  • Jordan Todman has 'solid hold' on No. 2 job
    Jordan Todman appears to have a "solid hold" on the No. 2 running back job.

    Advice: Todman's strong start to camp has him ahead of Denard Robinson and Storm Johnson. The winner of this battle will be a change-of-pace option behind Toby Gerhart, who is expected to touch the ball 20-plus times a game. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:58 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.30 (2012th)
  • Peyton Hillis next up behind Jennings?
    The Daily News projects Peyton Hillis as Rashad Jennings' direct backup.

    Advice: David Wilson's career is in jeopardy, Andre Williams' pass-game woes are showing up and Michael Cox is a borderline NFL talent. It leaves the reliable but painfully slow Hillis as the next man up. The former Madden cover boy was getting some first-team reps in Thursday's practice. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.89 (2283rd)
  • Andre Williams continues to take the GL snaps
    Andre Williams continues to take the goal-line snaps at Giants camp.

    Advice: Williams was originally spotted in first-team goal-line packages more than a week ago, and nothing has changed. It's a place the fourth-round rookie can contribute right away, as the 230-pound grinder has a ways to go in pass protection and as a receiver. Rashad Jennings has a potential vulture on his hands. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:49 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.77 (306th)
  • Report: 'Slight chance' of Gordon settlement
    A source with knowledge of the situation tells Profootballtalk.com there's a "slight chance" Josh Gordon could reach a settlement with the NFL where his one-year suspension is reduced.

    Advice: Per PFT's Mike Florio, "Any deal presumably would entail a suspension for Gordon that lasts less than a year." This would be much better news for Gordon than the original notion of an "all or nothing" situation in Friday's appeal sitdown with hearing officer Harold Henderson, whereby either the one-year suspension would stand in full, or be erased. (The suspension isn't getting erased, by all accounts.) Florio reports "a ruling is expected fairly soon." Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:16 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2376th)
  • SEA giving Marshawn Lynch $1.5 million raise
    Profootballtalk reports Marshawn Lynch has agreed to a $1.5 million raise for 2014.

    Advice: Lynch won his holdout, after all. His salary will increase from $5 million to $6 million, while he's getting a $500,000 "signing bonus." He's now up to $6.5 million guaranteed for 2014. In addition, the Seahawks will not collect Lynch's $495,000 in fines. The Seahawks freed up $1 million by guaranteeing Lynch's per-game roster bonuses. The signing bonus money is coming out of his 2015 salary. It's a nice increase, but also perhaps a nod to the fact that Lynch won't be back at his scheduled $5.5 million salary next year. The fact that Seattle was willing to give Beast Mode a $1.5 million raise to end a seven-day holdout is a fairly strong indication that his workload won't be scaled back much this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:36 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.66 (28th)
  • Knowshon Moreno still not practicing
    Knowshon Moreno (knee scope) has yet to practice at Dolphins camp.

    Advice: We haven't had a Moreno update in six days, while Lamar Miller has dominated first-team reps at Fins camp. On Thursday, Moreno "continued rehab work on the side with the strength and conditioning staff." Moreno is a shaky handcuff for Miller at this point. He doesn't seem to have a timetable to return. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:33 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.37 (125th)
  • Marshawn Lynch officially reports to camp
    Marshawn Lynch has officially reported to Seahawks camp.

    Advice: The Seahawks didn't blink, and Beast Mode lost his resolve after only a week. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Seattle is expected to add "some financial concessions to (Lynch's) contract," but it's likely just the forgiveness of his massive fine. Lynch's holdout was so short that it shouldn't affect his Week 1 preparation. He remains a solid second-round pick in re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:19 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.66 (28th)
  • Marshawn Lynch admits defeat, ending holdout
    ESPN reports Marshawn Lynch is ending his holdout, and will report to Seahawks camp in the next 24 hours.

    Advice: Lynch's ill-fated holdout is over after less than a week. The only "concession" he'll receive from the Seahawks is likely the forgiveness of his nearly $500,000 in fines. Going by how half-hearted and ill-conceived Lynch's holdout was, it's quite possible he simply wanted an extra week's vacation. Although Lynch is expected to lose work to talented backup Christine Michael this season, he remains in the RB1 conversation. He shouldn't slip past the teens in drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:04 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.66 (28th)
  • James White gets goal-line reps on Thursday
    Patriots fourth-round RB James White took goal-line reps in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: It's a few reps in only one practice, but it's clear coach Bill Belichick was serious when he talked up White as a three-down talent. White should be given every opportunity to beat out Brandon Bolden for No. 3 duties, which would give him vulture appeal behind fumbler Stevan Ridley. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:47 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.97 (2123rd)
  • Josh Gordon appeal Friday; 'longshot' to win
    Harold Henderson will hear Josh Gordon's appeal on Friday.

    Advice: It's not good news for Gordon. A source previously told the Cleveland Plain-Dealer that "you would have a better chance of convincing your teacher your dog ate your homework" than trying to get Henderson to buy a second-hand smoke defense. The Plain Dealer added Thursday that it's a "longshot" Gordon will get off the hook. Commissioner Roger Goodell will not be at the hearing, but is expected to meet with Gordon sometime in the next week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:39 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2376th)
  • Belichick says James White is a 3-down back
    Coach Bill Belichick sees fourth-round RB James White as a three-down back.

    Advice: White was pegged as a "passing back" by some coming out of Wisconsin, but the Patriots don't see it that way. "He does a good job in the passing game and in the running game -- both inside and outside," said Belichick. "... I think he has the ability to compete on all three downs." White is shaping up as the primary backup to both Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:05 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.97 (2123rd)
  • Josh Gordon's appeal will be 'all or nothing'
    Josh Gordon's appeal will be "all or nothing," either resulting in no ban at all or a full-year suspension.

    Advice: NFLPA spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed to PFT that when the league's disciplinary penalties were established 20 years ago, "the union expressed the strong view that they needed to be stated and mandatory to ensure that all players be treated the same regardless of position, experience, level of ability, or competitive considerations." If the hearing officer determines the violation was "established," Gordon will be "bound" to the one-year suspension. In other words, Gordon's ban could not be reduced to six, eight, or ten games. If the hearing officer finds there was a violation of the league's drug policy, Gordon's one-year ban will stand. If no violation is established, Gordon will be free to play a 16-game schedule barring a short ban related to his July DUI arrest. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:00 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2376th)
  • Josh Gordon's appeal may not fly with NFL
    No player has ever won a case against the NFL on the grounds he failed a drug test due to "second-hand smoke."

    Advice: This is Josh Gordon's claim, and the NFL is pushing back. "A cornerstone of both of our drug testing programs has always been that you are responsible for what is in your body," stated NFL VP of communications Greg Aiello. "It is stated that way in the policies." Aiello also confirmed the NFL has suspended several players in the past for "not being responsible for what is in your body." Gordon remains at serious risk of a lengthy suspension. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:39 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2376th)
  • Arian Foster back at practice Wednesday
    Arian Foster (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Foster only missed two days with what the team called a "minor" injury. It was worth noting nonetheless after Foster battled injuries all last summer and ended up missing half the season following back surgery. We don't have a problem with Foster and his second-round ADP, but owners are taking on plenty of risk. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:57 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.49 (31st)
  • Report: Gordon blaming second-hand smoke
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Josh Gordon will argue in his appeal hearing that his positive marijuana test was the result of second-hand smoke.

    Advice: The news comes to light after it was revealed that Gordon's positive test was barely above the NFL's strict threshold. Gordon would have tested negative for marijuana in Major League Baseball, the Olympics and even the federal government. It shines a light on just how odious the NFL's marijuana policy is. Gordon's appeal will be heard on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:04 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2376th)
  • Marshawn Lynch already up to $455K in fines
    Marshawn Lynch has accrued $455,000 in fines for his holdout.

    Advice: Lynch is drawing $30,000 in daily fines, while his sixth day of holding out on Tuesday triggered a $275,000 fine under terms of the CBA. Coach Pete Carroll has expressed a desire to come to a resolution. That will likely include forgiving Lynch's fines. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:53 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.66 (28th)
  • Kaep: Crabtree looks 'step or two quicker'
    Colin Kaepernick believes Michael Crabtree is a "step or two quicker now" than he was last season as he recovered from his torn Achilles' tendon.

    Advice: "He has a burst out of his routes," Kaepernick said. "He has burst when he catches the ball. (He) looks really good out there." We don't normally place much stock in "so-and-so looks much quicker this summer" reports, but it's actually believable in Crabtree's case, as he's now more than a year removed from the injury that cost him 11 games in 2013. Crabtree is primed for a big bounce-back campaign as he plays in a contract year. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:01 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.51 (93rd)
  • Benjamin expects to be ready for preseason
    Kelvin Benjamin (knee) fully expects to be ready for the preseason.

    Advice: Benjamin has a bone bruise. "I'm coming back even harder, 10 times harder," he said. "I'm getting a lot of treatment, just get better." Carolina's first preseason game is in 10 days. Even if Benjamin ultimately sits that out, he should be ready to rock by the time the Panthers host the Chiefs on August 17. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:04 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.20 (119th)
  • Pete Carroll comments on Lynch's holdout
    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll commented on Marshawn Lynch's holdout Tuesday.

    Advice: "I love this kid," Carroll said. "I hope he will figure it out and it will all make sense and it will come to a resolution somewhere." Carroll's relatively soft comments suggest the Seahawks may be willing to throw their running back a contract bone, but it almost certainly wouldn't be anything more than a symbolic gesture. Whatever the end game is, we fully expect Lynch to report before Week 1. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:45 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.66 (28th)
  • Arian Foster missing time at Texans camp
    Arian Foster is sidelined at Texans camp with what is believed to be a hamstring injury.

    Advice: Although the Texans insist Foster's injury is "minor," it's pretty troubling he's already missing time after battling hamstring woes over the years. "He's dealing with something," coach Bill O'Brien said. "He'll be fine. He'll be back. It's a minor deal. You know, it's a long season. He'll be out there." Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:26 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.49 (31st)
  • PFT: Gordon barely tested positive for drugs
    A source informed Profootballtalk that suspended WR Josh Gordon's failed drug test barely generated a positive, and it would have been a negative had luck been on Gordon's side.

    Advice: Gordon was summoned for a urine sample. Those samples are split into two bottles, one marked "A" and the other "B." It's completely random which one is marked "A" and which is labeled "B." "A" is tested first, and if it generates a positive test, then "B" is tested. The limit is 15 nanograms-per-milliliter. Gordon's "A" bottle showed a concentration of 16 ng/ml, while his "B" registered a 13.6 ng/ml. The result was a failed test. If urine sample handlers would have by chance marked the "A" bottle "B" and the "B" bottle "A," then Gordon would be free to play. Gordon is appealing the ban, and his hearing will be held on Friday. There seems to be a decent chance he wins. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:21 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2376th)
  • Spiller listed as starter over Fred Jackson
    The Bills' first training camp depth chart listed C.J. Spiller as the starting tailback over Fred Jackson.

    Advice: Spiller did make ten "starts" to F-Jax's six last season, although Jackson finished with 253 touches compared to an injured Spiller's 235. Look for the pendulum to swing back toward a now-healthy Spiller in 2014. Jackson is still likely to open the season as a usable RB2/flex for as long as he stays upright. Spiller will be a high-ceiling, if volatile RB2 with weekly RB1 scoring upside. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.04 (58th)
  • Josh Gordon hires Richard Sherman's attorney
    Suspended WR Josh Gordon has hired the same attorney, Maurice Suh, that helped Richard Sherman win his suspension appeal in December 2012.

    Advice: Sherman was facing a four-game ban two seasons ago, but won his appeal and was available for Seattle in the playoffs. Gordon has been participating in training camp, and was even running with the starters Monday after previously working with mostly backups. Hopefully for Gordon's sake, the Browns know something we don't. If Gordon simply wins and gets his 16-game ban chopped in half, it'd be a colossal victory. We should have a resolution within a week. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:19 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2376th)
  • Report: Niners 'not close' with Crab, Iupati
    CSN Bay Area reports the 49ers are not "remotely close" to new contracts with walk-year players Michael Crabtree and Mike Iupati.

    Advice: That's according to "multiple sources." GM Trent Baalke insists the sides are "going to work at it," but added "at some point, you got to stop negotiating deals and let these guys concentrate on playing football." There's a chance the Niners end up letting both players walk. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:46 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.51 (93rd)
  • Kelvin Benjamin day to day with bone bruise
    Panthers first-round WR Kelvin Benjamin has been diagnosed with a bone bruise in his left knee, and is day to day.

    Advice: According to coach Ron Rivera, there's no structural damage, but Benjamin's knee is "inflamed." The Panthers can breathe a sigh of relief, but Benjamin is still going to miss some all-important practice time as he attempts to get up to speed as the Panthers' de facto No. 1 receiver. He'll be a boom-or-bust option as a rookie. The Panthers' offense will be in dire straits if Benjamin doesn't "boom." Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:37 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.20 (119th)
  • Rivera 'optimistic' about Benjamin's injury
    Coach Ron Rivera insists the Panthers are just being cautious with Kelvin Benjamin's knee injury.

    Advice: Benjamin underwent a "precautionary" MRI on his left knee Monday. "We want to be smart with it," Rivera said. "It could just be one of those things where if he had iced it right away and not finished (Sunday's) practice, maybe it would have been better. ... I'm optimistic that is what it's going to be." Although MRIs always signal at least some level of concern, it sounds like Benjamin should be back on the practice field before the end of the week. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.20 (119th)
  • Benjamin getting precautionary MRI on knee
    Kelvin Benjamin is getting a precautionary MRI on his left knee Monday.

    Advice: Benjamin bumped knees with a teammate Sunday and is complaining of soreness. The MRI is not expected to find anything serious, but the Panthers will be holding their breath anyway. Tiquan Underwood and Jason Avant are currently behind starters Benjamin and Jerricho Cotchery on the depth chart. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:17 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.20 (119th)
  • James White gaining buzz early in camp
    According to Boston.com, fourth-round RB James White "is quickly becoming one of the camp's top phenoms and is the team's leading rookie."

    Advice: White is getting plenty of first-team reps in both the Stevan Ridley power role and the Shane Vereen passing back spot. It's reportedly "clear" that he has "exceptional skills and moves with the confidence of a veteran" as he runs ahead of Brandon Bolden. White is on our flier radar. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:38 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.97 (2123rd)
  • Allen Robinson, Lee running as starters
    Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee are now running as the starters in two-wide sets at Jaguars camp.

    Advice: Cecil Shorts' latest soft-tissue injury has him out at least two weeks, Ace Sanders is facing a four-game ban and Justin Blackmon won't play in the NFL this season. So the Jags' two rookies are being handed first-team work right out of the gate. We're still not high on either as more than WR4/5s as they find their way in a run-first, ball-control scheme quarterbacked by Chad Henne. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:12 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.16 (174th)
  • Benny Cunningham working ahead of Mason
    Benny Cunningham is getting reps with the starters ahead of Tre Mason Sunday.

    Advice: As a rookie with very little pass protection experience, Mason isn't going to be handed the No. 2 job behind Zac Stacy. Cunningham led the NFL in YPC (5.55) among rushers with at least 45 attempts last season. For now, speculation that Mason could earn 8-10 carries per game appears unfounded. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:56 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.70 (2315th)
  • 49ers GM insists no setback for Lattimore
    49ers GM Trent Baalke insists RB Marcus Lattimore (knee, hamstring) has not suffered a setback.

    Advice: Lattimore has missed the first three days of camp after being limited in spring workouts. "He's coming off, as we all know, a horrific injury," said Baalke. "... But as far as setbacks, no." We remain highly skeptical Lattimore will make any 2014 impact. With Kendall Hunter (ACL)) already lost for the season, rookie Carlos Hyde and Frank Gore are the 49ers' fantasy backs to own. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:41 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.42 (2187th)
  • Bills could trade C.J. Spiller before season?
    CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora suggests the Bills could trade C.J. Spiller before the season.

    Advice: It's hard to imagine because Spiller is Buffalo's best playmaker on a team very much in win-now mode. La Canfora's story also doesn't cite sources, hinting it's mere speculation. It's interesting nonetheless. Spiller is entering the final year of his contract. The Bills have expressed interest in signing him long term, but Spiller currently has no agent. "A trade market for Spiller could well develop over the next month," La Canfora wrote of Spiller, who was not drafted by current Bills GM Doug Whaley. The Bills have Fred Jackson, Bryce Brown, and Anthony Dixon behind Spiller. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.04 (58th)