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  • 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
    Today, 5:56 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.70 (2287th)
  • 49ers RB/KR James dislocates left elbow
    49ers RB/KR LaMichael James is expected to miss at least a month with a dislocated left elbow.

    Advice: The once-deep 49ers may have to sign a running back after losing James for all of camp and Kendall Hunter to an ACL tear. Jewel Hampton now looks like a decent bet to make the 53 behind Frank Gore and rookie Carlos Hyde. When healthy, James will return as San Francisco's primary kickoff and punt returner, and No. 3 tailback. Marcus Lattimore (hamstring, knee) still can't practice. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.19 (2456th)
  • Patriots waive/injured Greg Orton
    Patriots waived/injured WR Greg Orton.

    Advice: Orton tore his Achilles' tendon in Friday's training camp session. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:33 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1879th)
  • Cecil Shorts has a Grade 2 hammy strain
    Tests revealed that Cecil Shorts sustained a Grade 2 hamstring strain in Friday's practice.

    Advice: In other words, it's more severe than standard early-camp tightness. Shorts will be sidelined at least two weeks, adding more injury concerns to his outlook. He underwent groin surgery in December and sat out almost all offseason workouts with calf and hamstring issues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.91 (83rd)
  • LaMichael James carted off the field
    49ers RB/KR LaMichael James was carted off the field during Sunday's practice with an apparent left arm injury.

    Advice: The injury appeared to be James' wrist or arm, and the extent is unknown. It's another running back blow after San Francisco lost Kendall Hunter to a torn ACL. Frank Gore, Carlos Hyde, and Jewel Hampton are the Niners' only healthy backs. Marcus Lattimore (knee, hamstring) remains on the active/PUP list. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:14 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.19 (2456th)
  • Fins target Shady McCoy role for Lamar Miller
    According to the Miami Herald, "there's a hope in Dolphins camp" that Lamar Miller "can play the role of LeSean 'Shady' McCoy" in new OC Bill Lazor's offense.

    Advice: Lazor spent 2013 on Chip Kelly's staff as Philly led the NFL in rushing and yards per carry (5.1). Miller lacks McCoy's lateral explosiveness, but he is a speed back who's dangerous in space. Earlier in July, Miller met with McCoy to discuss "how to thrive in the system Lazor has brought from Philly to South Florida," and also watched Shady's game tape. Per beat writer Adam Beasley, Miller "has been clearly ahead" of Knowshon Moreno "every step of the way." "He looks good, he looks stronger than he's ever been," said coach Joe Philbin of Miller, who gained 6-8 pounds of offseason muscle. "I don't think he's sacrificed any speed whatsoever." Miller is shaping up as a potential steal at his seventh-round ADP. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:05 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.89 (109th)
  • Bernard Pierce ballooned to 248 pounds
    Bernard Pierce revealed that his weight ballooned to 248 pounds following January shoulder surgery.

    Advice: The good news is Pierce has dropped into the 217-222 range, and recovered fully from the surgery. "I definitely feel lighter and quick," he said Sunday. Pierce just turned 24 in May, and is the favorite to open the season as the Ravens' feature back. He could run away with the job during Ray Rice's two-game ban. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:56 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.65 (60th)
  • Trent Richardson out with hamstring injury
    Trent Richardson is sitting out Colts camp with a hamstring injury.

    Advice: It sounds like a day-to-day thing, but hamstring injuries have a tendency to linger. Richardson's absences have allowed Ahmad Bradshaw to dominate first-team reps, with Vick Ballard (Achilles') done for the season. At a time when most are concerned with his YPC average and poor 2013 performance, Richardson's latest malady is a reminder of the multitude of injuries he battled as a rookie. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:16 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.10 (106th)
  • Julio 'stopping on dime' at Falcons camp
    According to ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure, Julio Jones is "showing no ill effects" from last year's foot fracture in training camp.

    Advice: Julio's reps are being limited, but he's dominating whenever on the field. Per McClure, "every part of Julio Jones' day has looked explosive" during Sunday's session, and he's "stopping on a dime." In a pass-first Falcons offense that lost Tony Gonzalez, Julio offers No. 1 overall fantasy wideout upside. We have him ranked No. 4 at receiver based on his recurring foot problems. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:57 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.73 (48th)
  • Mark Ingram working with first-team offense
    Mark Ingram opened Saints training camp as the first-team running back.

    Advice: Coach Sean Payton referred to Ingram as "one of our starters," while Pierre Thomas ran with the twos. "He's a guy that we felt played very well in the last half of the season," Payton said of Ingram. "It's a position where we obviously carry depth, because it's a position that gets nicked up." Including playoffs, Ingram rushed 55 times for 374 yards (6.8 YPC) and two touchdowns in the four games he received at least ten carries last season. The Saints are likely to continue utilizing a three-man backfield, however. Ingram is an RB3/4. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:22 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.98 (132nd)
  • Mike Pettine talks up Terrance West
    Browns coach Mike Pettine said rookie Terrance West has "shocked" him with his pass-catching ability, and "isn't far behind" Ben Tate.

    Advice: "I think Ben is probably going to be a little bit ahead of him just naturally in the protection part of it, but Terrance isn't far behind," were Pettine's words. West made noise during Sunday's practice in pass-catching periods. He caught 36 passes as a college senior, so it's not surprising West is showing well in that phase of the game early. Tate remains the slight favorite to start Week 1. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:18 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.14 (162nd)
  • Giants disappointed in injured rookie Beckham
    Giants coach Tom Coughlin referred to first-round pick Odell Beckham's (hamstring) continued training camp absences as "more than a little disappointing."

    Advice: Hamstring injuries have a frustrating tendency to linger, and Beckham has been battling his since OTAs. He's been shut down at training camp, only fielding punts. Beckham's absence has given Jerrel Jernigan more opportunity. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:35 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.74 (161st)
  • Panthers place rookie Tyler Gaffney on I.R.
    Panthers placed RB Tyler Gaffney on injured reserve with a torn left lateral meniscus, ending his season.

    Advice: He'll have surgery shortly. The sixth-round pick from Stanford would've been a solid bet to make Carolina's 53-man roster behind Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams, but will now "redshirt" his rookie season. Despite impressive Combine measurables and college production, Gaffney's game tape underwhelmed, and he'll be 24 next season. He has little Dynasty value. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:27 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.32 (2441st)
  • 49ers want to re-sign Kendall Hunter
    49ers GM Trent Baalke "made it clear" Sunday the team hopes to re-sign contract-year RB Kendall Hunter despite his right ACL tear.

    Advice: The 49ers could probably keep Hunter for very cheap after he tore both his Achilles' and ACL in a three-year span. "We'd love to have Kendall," Baalke said. "Kendall is a tremendous football player and an even better young man. He is a mentally tough young man, so I'd expect that he'd come back very well from the injury." Dynasty league owners of Hunter can consider dropping him. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:20 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.51 (1773rd)
  • 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
    Today, 10:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.04 (58th)
  • Odell Beckham seen as complementary WR
    The New York Daily News sees rookie Odell Beckham as "more complement than competition" for a starting job in two-wide sets.

    Advice: The Giants will play a lot of three wides, but Beckham won't be on the field in two-receiver packages, and a hamstring injury has bothered him since the spring, keeping the rookie behind. A rookie-year stat line similar to DeAndre Hopkins' in Houston last year (52-802-2) would be a success for "OBJ." Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:16 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.74 (161st)
  • Breakout season expected for Rueben Randle
    According to the New York Daily News, the "stage is set" for a Rueben Randle breakout in 2014.

    Advice: With Hakeem Nicks out of the picture, Randle is starting opposite Victor Cruz. It sounds like the Giants plan to frequently throw the ball up to him in contested situations in the red zone and downfield. "I've got to play big," Randle said of his new role. "They're going to allow me to do that. My job is to make that big play, whether it be in the end zone or down the field." Randle said he's "very confident" he'll score "double-digits in touchdowns." At 6'3/208, Randle projects as the main red-zone beneficiary with the Giants severely lacking talent at tight end. With an ADP in the ninth round, Randle is a tremendous value. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:47 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.38 (114th)
  • Panthers lose rookie RB Gaffney for season
    Panthers rookie RB Tyler Gaffney suffered a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee during Saturday's practice and is done for the year.

    Advice: The good news is that Gaffney doesn't have damage to his ACL, and should be available for the start of next year's training camp. A sixth-round pick, Gaffney will compete for a 2015 roster spot. The loss leaves DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart, and Kenjon Barner as Carolina's top three backs. If you're interested in deep sleepers, keep an eye on UDFA Darrin Reaves, who goes 5-foot-7 and 209 pounds, and posted a 10-foot-3 broad jump at his Pro Day. Reaves is a favorite of The College Football Experiment's Jon Moore. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:24 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.32 (2441st)
  • Patriots WR Greg Orton suffers torn Achilles
    Patriots WR Greg Orton suffered a torn Achilles during Friday's practice.

    Advice: He'll now miss the entire 2014 season. 27-year-old Orton was a roster long shot after re-signing earlier this week. A fourth-year undrafted free agent, Orton's NFL career is likely over. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:05 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1879th)
  • LaMichael James now locked into roster spot
    LaMichael James' roster spot on the 49ers is now "virtually assured" following Kendall Hunter's ACL tear.

    Advice: James is now the favorite for No. 3 running back duties behind Frank Gore and Carlos Hyde, and will be San Francisco's primary return man. James remains an unappealing re-draft fantasy asset, with little Dynasty league appeal, as well. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:54 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.19 (2456th)
  • Cecil Shorts (hamstring) out 'several weeks'
    Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts is expected to miss "several weeks" with a hamstring strain.

    Advice: The injury forced Shorts from practice on Friday. Injuries have become a bugaboo for Shorts, who missed most of OTAs and all of minicamp with a hamstring injury and has been limited by injuries each of the last two seasons. Shorts should be ready for the start of the season, but it is hard to be confident he will play a full 16 in 2014. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:43 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.91 (83rd)
  • Kendall Hunter tears ACL, done for season
    49ers RB Kendall Hunter tore the ACL in his right knee during Friday's practice.

    Advice: He is done for the season. Even though running back was a position of depth for the 49ers, this injury is a blow to the offense. Rookie Carlos Hyde is now the favorite to back up Frank Gore, and out-of-favor LaMichael James could also see an increase to his workload. Hunter was entering the final year of his rookie deal. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.51 (1773rd)
  • Kendall Hunter has 'significant' knee injury?
    The 49ers reportedly fear Kendall Hunter's knee injury could be "significant."

    Advice: He went down in Friday's practice. The 49ers are awaiting MRI results. If Hunter misses much time, rookie Carlos Hyde would come into more opportunity. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:14 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.51 (1773rd)
  • 49ers worried about Kendall Hunter's leg
    49ers RB Kendall Hunter suffered a leg injury during Friday's practice.

    Advice: The severity of the injury is unknown, but ESPN's Ed Werder reported the 49ers "didn't like the way it looked" and are "concerned." Hunter will likely get an MRI today to assess the severity of the injury. Rookie Carlos Hyde would step into the No. 2 role if Hunter is forced to miss any time. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.51 (1773rd)
  • Bernard Pierce reports to camp at 217
    Updating a previous item, Bernard Pierce reported to Ravens training camp at 217 pounds.

    Advice: Pierce played in the 230 range last season, which he came to regret en route to a plodding 2.86 YPC. His 2012 Combine weigh-in was 6-foot, 218. "I'm very confident in Bernard. I've always liked Bernard," coach John Harbaugh insisted. "He's a heck of a player. He's worked very hard, he's 217 pounds, [and] he's in the best shape of his life. He looked good out here the last couple of days." Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:25 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.65 (60th)
  • Cecil Shorts (hammy) can't finish practice
    Cecil Shorts (hamstring) had to leave Friday's training camp practice early with hamstring tightness.

    Advice: We normally don't post injuries like this, but it's becoming a concern after he missed most of OTAs and all of minicamp with a balky hamstring. The injuries have been piling up for Shorts the past season-and-a-half or so. It's something to monitor this summer. Shorts is expected to play in the slot more in 2014. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.91 (83rd)
  • Patriots WR Greg Orton carted off Friday
    Patriots WR Greg Orton was carted off the practice field Friday with what appeared to be a "significant leg injury."

    Advice: Orton went down with a non-contact injury, suggesting a possible torn knee ligament. The 27-year-old was re-signed to the 90-man roster this week. If the injury is as severe as initially thought, Orton's career may be in doubt. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:32 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1879th)
  • Terrance West to handle 10 carries/game?
    ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi predicts rookie Terrance West will handle 10 carries per game this season.

    Advice: Grossi considers Ben Tate the favorite for Cleveland's lead back job, and we do, too. West is likely to be involved in a high-volume run game from the outset, however, and would take over as the Browns' primary runner in the event of a Tate injury, which based on Tate's history wouldn't be far-fetched. On ten carries a game, West could flirt with RB3/flex value even with Tate in the lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 5:57 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.14 (162nd)
  • Battle on: Browns take Terrance West off NFI
    Browns activated RB Terrance West from the active/non-football injury list.

    Advice: The rumor was that West failed his conditioning test, but he denied that. It doesn't matter now. He's on the active roster, working out with the team and will be ready to battle Ben Tate for the starting running back job when full-squad work begins Saturday. West's brief stint on active/NFI will have no impact on his progress. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:57 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.14 (162nd)
  • Pagano says Colts want to have a 'bell cow'
    Coach Chuck Pagano said he'd like to have a "bell cow" at running back this season.

    Advice: In the same breath, Pagano said he isn't against employing a running back by committee. The message is clear. Ideally, Trent Richardson will find the form that made him the third overall pick in the 2012 draft, and become a 260-carry workhorse this season. But he'll be on a short leash, with Ahmad Bradshaw and Vick Ballard both ready to fill roles if Richardson faceplants again. For now, we've placed T-Rich 26th among running backs in our Draft Guide -- a ranking that will rise if he separates in camp. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:29 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.10 (106th)
  • Report: Terrance West (NFI) to practice Fri.
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Terrance West (NFI) will practice on Friday.

    Advice: This appears to be a true non-story. West says he passed his conditioning test. If he does indeed practice Friday with the other Cleveland first-year players, he'll miss zero meaningful time. The Browns' full-squad workouts don't begin until Saturday. West versus Ben Tate is one of the biggest competitions of summer. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.14 (162nd)
  • Browns RB Terrance West opens camp on NFI
    Browns placed RB Terrance West (undisclosed) on the active/NFI list.

    Advice: There's been no indication that West is dealing with anything serious, and we'll consider him day-to-day unless we hear otherwise. Ben Tate's stock gets a bit of a boost with this news, as he projects to open camp with the first-team offense. But West will be back to give Tate a run for his money. Coach Mike Pettine said Tuesday that the running back competition will be the "best" one in camp. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:28 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.14 (162nd)
  • Giants 'concerned' with Beckham's hamstring
    Giants GM Jerry Reese admitted the team is concerned about first-round rookie WR Odell Beckham's "tweaked" hamstring.

    Advice: "He missed part of spring ball with a hamstring and he tweaked it yesterday. Obviously there is a concern," Reese said. Beckham first injured the hammy in the spring, and then re-tweaked it on his first route on the opening day of training camp Tuesday. Coach Tom Coughlin said after Wednesday's practice that he has no idea when Beckham will be back on the field. Rookie receivers tend to struggle in year one anyway, so any missed practice time for Beckham is a concern. Jerrell Jernigan ran with the starters in three-wide sets on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:33 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.74 (161st)
  • Bernard Pierce likes the Kubiak zone scheme
    Bernard Pierce said he has a "knack" for new OC Gary Kubiak's kind of offense.

    Advice: Pierce was a disaster last season, slogging through 16 games at a pathetic 2.86 YPC. But he was battling a litany of injuries to his shoulder, hamstring, knee and toe. Now he's fully healthy, back near his ideal playing weight and Ray Rice is facing a suspension. Pierce's extremely impressive rookie tape has us willing to take a shot on a bounce-back campaign. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:36 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.65 (60th)
  • Smith confirms Julio's reps will be limited
    Coach Mike Smith confirmed Julio Jones' reps will be limited as camp gets underway.

    Advice: Over three years, Jones has had two foot surgeries involving a screw in his left fifth metatarsal bone. "Our number one goal is to make sure that we've got everybody as healthy as we possibly can be, but we know that we have to get these guys some work together and reps," Smith said. "Julio will be out there participating in practice right from the start." We should get an up-close look at Jones' progress during Hard Knocks. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:07 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.73 (48th)
  • Pettine talks up West-Tate camp battle
    Coach Mike Pettine indicated the Ben Tate-Terrance West running back battle "might ... be the best competition" of Browns training camp.

    Advice: The Browns see Tate-West as a battle to start; not a situation where veteran Tate is being handed the job. "The best competition might be Ben Tate and our guy Terrance West from Towson, who I really like," were Pettine's words. With Browns camp under a week away, Tate's fantasy ADP stands at the mid to late fifth round, while West is often available early in round eight. With an up-in-the-air depth chart, we'd prefer to gamble on the cheaper of the two Cleveland backs. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.14 (162nd)
  • Julio Jones (foot) limited for start of camp
    Julio Jones will be "limited" for the start of training camp, but has avoided the active/PUP list.

    Advice: We'd obviously prefer to see Jones at 100 percent from Day 1, but the fact that he's avoided the PUP list is a strong sign the Falcons aren't worried about his health. Jones' preseason reps figure to be strictly managed, but he'll be ready to rock as a top-five receiver for Week 1. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.73 (48th)
  • Ravens RB Pierce cleared for training camp
    Bernard Pierce (shoulder surgery) has been "fully cleared" for training camp.

    Advice: With Ray Rice expected to draw a multi-game suspension, Pierce's clearance paves the way for him to open the season as the Ravens' early-down back. Listed at 230 pounds, Pierce also said he's down to 223. It can only help after a sluggish 2013. Despite last year's struggles, Pierce's role makes him well worth a mid-round flier in fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:21 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.65 (60th)
  • Giants rookie WR Beckham battling hamstring
    Giants first-round pick Odell Beckham battled a hamstring injury during the spring, and is unsure if it's back to 100 percent.

    Advice: Beckham did say the balky hammy is "feeling a lot better," though. It's notable because hamstring injuries can linger, especially for receivers, and Beckham appeared to pull up lame on a deep route on his first rep with the first-team offense in Tuesday's first practice of camp. Beckham is expected to be the No. 3 or 4 option in the Giants' passing game in year one, operating mostly as a field-stretcher to clear space for Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:33 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.74 (161st)