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  • Cowboys DE Demarcus Lawrence breaks foot
    Cowboys DE Demarcus Lawrence has been diagnosed with a broken foot, and will be sidelined 8-10 weeks.

    Advice: The injury requires surgery. It's a crippling blow for a defensive line that was already the worst in the league, and a terrible bit of luck for the No. 34 overall pick of May's draft. Lawrence suffered the injury getting "slammed to the turf" by LT Tyron Smith in individual drills. Lawrence was all but assured of starting right end duties. The job will now fall to retread Jeremy Mincey, who has only five sacks over his past 26 games. The Cowboys don't have a pass rush. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:04 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.44 (634th)
  • Ogletree seeing time with first-team offense
    Lions WR Kevin Ogletree has "spent time" with the first-team offense during the first two days of training camp.

    Advice: Ogletree is competing with the likes of Kris Durham, Ryan Broyles, and Jeremy Ross for the third receiver role in Detroit. Though he seems like the front runner now, Ogletree will carry little fantasy value even if he wins the job. The Lions love to utilize their running backs in the passing game, and rookie TE Eric Ebron should see most of his snaps in the slot this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:16 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2397th)
  • Lawrence injures ankle, headed for x-rays
    Cowboys DE Demarcus Lawrence is getting x-rays on his right foot and ankle after being forced from practice Tuesday.

    Advice: Lawrence went down awkwardly on his right ankle while working against Tyron Smith in a one-on-one drill. He struggled to put weight on the leg after the injury, and eventually had to be helped off the field. The extent of the injury is not yet known, but the loss of Lawrence could be a devastating one for a Dallas defense already desperate for pass rushers. (And good defensive players, in general.) Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:01 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.44 (634th)
  • Report: Lions willing to let Suh become FA
    NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Lions are willing to let walk-year DT Ndamukong Suh reach the open market next offseason.

    Advice: Per Rapoport, the Lions want an "informed" Suh to "sign a deal he's happy with." It's a bizarre tact, one that would all but assure Suh leaves as a free agent. Players of his caliber almost never hit the market. It's possible the Lions are simply tired of the Suh experience, but he's an irreplaceable presence up front. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:35 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.30 (607th)
  • Ahmad Brooks restructures contract
    49ers OLB Ahmad Brooks has restructured his contract.

    Advice: The specifics are unknown, but Brooks reportedly shed over $2 million off his 2014 cap number. We'd imagine a good chunk of his $4.25 million salary has been converted into a bonus that can be prorated over the final four years of his deal. Brooks has started every game of the Jim Harbaugh era in San Francisco. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:57 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.68 (956th)
  • 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
    Yesterday, 3:53 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.66 (28th)
  • S-Jax out indefinitely with hamstring injury
    Steven Jackson is out indefinitely with a left hamstring injury, but is expected to be ready for Week 1.

    Advice: Coach Mike Smith claimed Tuesday the injury isn't serious, but was vague on Jackson's timeline, only saying he's expected to be ready for Week 1. It's not the same hamstring that cost S-Jax four games in 2013, but it's up for debate whether that's good or bad news. No matter how serious, it's a big blow for a player who had reportedly looked "rejuvenated." It's a reminder that Jackson's advancing age (31) and recent health woes make him a dicey RB2. Rookie Devonta Freeman is worth a draft flier in all formats. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:09 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.97 (70th)
  • 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 1:45 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.66 (28th)
  • Seahawks TE McCoy injures Achilles' Tuesday
    Seahawks TE Anthony McCoy was carted off the field with a right Achilles' injury Tuesday.

    Advice: It's believed to be torn. McCoy tore his opposite Achilles' last May and missed the season. He's missed 30 games due to injury since being drafted in 2010. McCoy was the favorite for No. 3 tight end duties behind Zach Miller and Luke Willson. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:51 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.28 (2164th)
  • 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
    Yesterday, 12:26 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.49 (31st)
  • Colt Lyerla at bottom of depth chart in GB
    Packers undrafted rookie TE Colt Lyerla was relegated to the scout team on the third day of training camp.

    Advice: Lyerla is at the bottom of the depth chart in a group that includes seven tight ends. The good news for Lyerla is that the tight end spot in Green Bay is the most wide-open position on the team. Lyerla has all the measurables and talent to make a quick climb once the pads come on and preseason games get under way. It's a reminder that Lyerla is a classic boom-or-bust prospect. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:29 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2217th)
  • 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
    Yesterday, 7:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.04 (58th)
  • Bears UDFA LB Christian Jones impressing
    The Chicago Tribune's Rich Campbell is becoming convinced that undrafted rookie LB Christian Jones is going to make the Bears' 53-man roster.

    Advice: The ex-Florida State linebacker can drop in coverage, and is apparently showing well against the run at camp. LBs coach Reggie Herring recently called Jones raw, but the team is said to be high on him. A failed drug test at the Combine likely was the main reason he didn't hear his name called at the draft. Jones could push converted SLB Shea McClellin for snaps sooner than expected. He'll likely be an immediate contributor on kick coverage units. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:23 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.07 (654th)
  • Ravens CB Webb battling a back injury
    Ravens CB Lardarius Webb injured his back in Friday's practice and will have it evaluated in the next few days.

    Advice: Per the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens' "level of concern" has increased. After tearing his ACL in 2012, Webb started all 16 games last season and was a top-23 corner at Pro Football Focus. He'll line up as the starter opposite Jimmy Smith in the Ravens' base defense and cover the slot in sub-packages. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:09 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.81 (1319th)
  • Saints remove FS Byrd (back) from PUP
    Saints removed FS Jairus Byrd (back) from the active/PUP list.

    Advice: Byrd underwent back surgery in May, shortly after inking a six-year, $54 million deal. Tuesday will be his first practice with the team. Byrd and sophomore Kenny Vaccaro will form one of the most imposing safety duos in the league. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:28 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.10 (1565th)
  • 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)
  • Lions tabling Suh extension talks until 2015
    The Lions are tabling extension talks with walk-year DT Ndamukong Suh until after the season.

    Advice: The word comes from team president Tom Lewand, who remains "optimistic" a deal will get done. It's quite a gamble from the Lions, who boast precious little leverage in talks with one of the league's very best players. Thanks to his insane salary-cap number this season, Suh would cost $26.7 million to franchise tag in 2015. That means it's not going to happen, and that Suh will reach the open market if the sides can't hammer out an extension before free agency. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:26 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.30 (607th)
  • 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)
  • Steven Jackson 'looks rejuvenated'
    Steven Jackson reportedly "looks rejuvenated" early in camp.

    Advice: Jackson slogged his way through advancing age last season, averaging a pathetic 3.45 YPC. He insists the misery was due to nagging injuries and the Falcons seem to believe him. "We saw in the last couple of games the kind of running back Steven is before he got injured," coach Mike Smith said. "I like the other guys as well, and we're going to have multiplicity with our packages. But I'm very confident Steven Jackson is still an elite running back in the NFL." If the 31-year-old S-Jax can't rev it up this time, the Falcons shouldn't hesitate to give rookie Devonta Freeman a shot. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:32 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.97 (70th)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Marshawn Lynch placed on reserve/DNR list
    Seahawks placed RB Marshawn Lynch on the Reserve/Did Not Report list.

    Advice: It's a procedural move and doesn't impact Lynch's status with the team. Lynch is holding out for a raise on his $5.5 million in salary and bonuses. He won't count toward Seattle's 90-man roster and can be activated at any time. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:19 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.66 (28th)
  • Carroll: Lynch holdout creates opportunity
    Coach Pete Carroll indicated the Seahawks have no intention of satisfying Marshawn Lynch's contract demands.

    Advice: It's not even entirely clear what Lynch's demands are, but he's skipping training camp and wants more money. "Just a couple of years back we made a big statement and made a big effort for him and we wish that he was with us now," said Carroll, referring to the four-year, $31 million deal Lynch signed in March of 2012. "But this is a tremendous opportunity for the guys getting their shot. Robert Turbin and Christine Michael, they're ready to go and really fired up about this opportunity and are going to try and take full advantage of it." Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:05 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.66 (28th)
  • Lynch's holdout seems unlikely to last
    ESPN's John Clayton predicted on NFL Live that Marshawn Lynch's holdout will last "five to six days at most."

    Advice: Clayton went as far as to say the Seahawks tentatively expect Lynch to report to training camp next week. Clayton also predicted the team will not satisfy Lynch's contract demands. Lynch is well compensated -- he's owed $5.5 million in salary and bonuses -- and he's a 28-year-old running back. The Seahawks aren't going to pay him with Christine Michael and Robert Turbin in reserve. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.66 (28th)
  • Seahawks not surprised by Lynch holdout
    ESPN's Chris Mortensen stated on NFL Insiders the Seahawks are not surprised by Marshawn Lynch's training-camp holdout.

    Advice: Seattle just gave mammoth deals to Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman, and is trying to build a dynasty that doesn't involve paying big bucks to 28-year-old running backs. We don't see the team budging from its stance, but Lynch could very well cave once he begins racking up fines. "He'll be there at some point, I think," stated Mort. "The Seahawks are not surprised this is an issue." Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:05 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.66 (28th)