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  • Drew Davis (foot) to begin year on PUP list
    Falcons WR Drew Davis (foot surgery) will begin the year on the reserve/PUP list. Rotoworld.com
    22 minutes ago
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.69 (2533rd)
  • Owen Daniels still out with 'leg soreness'
    Ravens TE Owen Daniels remains sidelined indefinitely with "leg soreness."

    Advice: Daniels has now been sidelined a week, and will miss Saturday's regular-season dress rehearsal. The Ravens initially insisted Daniels was just "resting," but there's something else at play. ESPN's Jamison Hensley reported earlier this month that Daniels had "no burst getting off the line," and was having trouble "getting separation in training camp." It's quite possible Daniels isn't over the broken leg that wrecked his 2013. He's no threat to Dennis Pitta's target totals. Rotoworld.com
    39 minutes ago
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.00 (1792nd)
  • Emmanuel Sanders returns to practice
    Emmanuel Sanders (thigh) returned to practice Thursday.

    Advice: Sanders now has a chance to suit up for Saturday night's third preseason game against the Texans. He didn't see a target while playing 21 snaps in his only preseason performance so far, the opener. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:50 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.37 (100th)
  • Greg Olsen to play on Friday vs. Patriots
    Greg Olsen (calf) is expected to play in Friday's preseason game against the Patriots.

    Advice: Olsen sat out last week's game as a precaution. The low-upside back-end TE1 will likely stay out there as long as Cam Newton does Friday night. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:19 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.54 (83rd)
  • Tomlin plans to play Blount, Bell Thursday
    Coach Mike Tomlin plans to play both Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount in Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles.

    Advice: It confirms Tomlin isn't overly concerned with the marijuana-related incident that went down Wednesday afternoon. He said that jobs will be decided in this game, and the whole team shouldn't suffer from the running backs' silly mistake. Even if the NFL does want to slap a one-game suspension on Bell or Blount, they wouldn't do so until the case makes its way through the legal system. That is unlikely to happen before the season is over. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:11 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.13 (245th)
  • Big Ben: Wheaton will surprise people
    Ben Roethlisberger thinks Markus Wheaton is "going to surprise a lot of people."

    Advice: With Emmanuel Sanders gone, Wheaton has been running as the starting "X" for the entire offseason and into training camp. He's coming along nicely in his second NFL season, highlighted by a toe-tapping touchdown against the Bills last week. "He's definitely on the same page with Ben, and, anytime you're on the same page with Ben, there is a good opportunity," said teammate Antonio Brown. The speedy Wheaton has the ability to eclipse the 67-740-6 line Emmanuel Sanders posted as Roethlisberger's "X" last year. He's a prime sleeper. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:33 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.67 (111th)
  • Larry Donnell favored to start Week 1 at TE
    Larry Donnell remains the favorite to start at tight end Week 1.

    Advice: It speaks to the Giants' state of the position. A former UDFA out of Grambling, Donnell can't run and has three career catches. Expect him to rotate with Daniel Fells, Kellen Davis and Adrien Robinson. It's a fantasy black hole. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:27 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.99 (231st)
  • Drew Brees expected to play a half
    Drew Brees (oblique) is expected to play about a half in Saturday night's preseason game against the Colts.

    Advice: Brees took some time to rest a strain in his side, but it was never a concern. He's back at practice and looking sharp. A fourth straight 5,000-yard season is very realistic. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:06 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    21.76 (2nd)
  • Any discipline for Le'Veon won't come soon
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount "probably face no more than a one-game suspension and that won't come anytime soon."

    Advice: There's plenty of precedent here that will allow Bell and Blount to suit up for the entire season. In cases like this pending marijuana possession charge, the NFL waits for the legal process to play out before handing down discipline under the personal conduct policy. Lawyers won't have a problem delaying any proceedings. Note that Dwayne Bowe was caught with marijuana in a car last November, and didn't get hit with his one-game ban until last week. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:42 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.63 (36th)
  • Goal-line fade to Justin Hunter 'unstoppable'
    The Tennessean says the goal-line fade to Justin Hunter has been "all but unstoppable" at camp.

    Advice: "When the Titans get anywhere near the goal line, quarterback Jake Locker simply lofts a soft spiral toward the corner of the end zone," says beat man John Glennon. At 6-foot-4 with excellent ball skills and a sparkling 39.5-inch vertical, Hunter is a no-brainer target over the diminutive Kendall Wright. On his 30 career NFL catches (between preseason and regular season), he has an incredible eight touchdowns. Hunter is shaping up as a prime breakout candidate this season, especially in TD-heavy formats. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:19 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.52 (148th)
  • Le'Veon Bell pays own way to Philly
    Le'Veon Bell paid his own way to Philadelphia and has joined his teammates for Thursday night's preseason game.

    Advice: LeGarrette Blount did not have to go to the hospital to get his blood drawn on suspicion of DUI, so he did get to the team charter on time Wednesday following the afternoon incident. It's unclear if either running back will be suiting up against the Eagles. Regardless, we're not expecting this case to be adjudicated in time to affect their playing status for this season. Dwayne Bowe was caught in a similar spot with marijuana in November, and his one-game ban wasn't handed down until last week. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:02 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.63 (36th)
  • Pierre Thomas expecting bigger pass-game role
    Pierre Thomas expects his pass-game role to expand this season.

    Advice: "I know my role is going to change a whole lot this year," he said. "I'm going to do more pass protection and route running." On paper, it makes sense as Darren Sproles and Lance Moore, who combined for 108 catches last year, are both gone. But Thomas already caught 77 balls last season, Khiry Robinson is underrated in the pass game and Brandin Cooks can do Sprolesian things. In reality, it's hard to see Thomas' box-score production making a significant leap, leaving him as a borderline RB2/3 in PPR formats. He'll turn 30 in December and averaged a career-low 6.7 yards per reception last year. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:32 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.23 (101st)
  • Peyton Hillis still not back at practice
    Peyton Hillis (foot, ankle) has been out of practice for more than two weeks.

    Advice: Hillis is in a battle with Michael Cox and Kendall Gaskins for the third running back spot behind Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams. He won't win the job without getting back on the field soon. The painfully slow Hillis has averaged 3.58 YPC over his last 319 NFL carries. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:16 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.97 (1920th)
  • Washington will 'almost certainly' make team
    NJ.com believes UDFA WR Corey Washington will "almost certainly" make the final roster.

    Advice: The 6'4/215 Washington has come from tiny Newberry College to emerge as one of the stars of Giants camp. Per beat man Jordan Raanan, people inside the organization are intrigued by his unique ability to make plays in the air. We've seen that in each of the three preseason games, as Washington has posted a 7-116-3 line on seven targets. He'll likely open the season as the Giants' No. 5 wideout and should be on deep Dynasty radars. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:05 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2121st)
  • Miles Austin will start if he's healthy
    Miles Austin remains penned in as a starting outside receiver.

    Advice: While Josh Gordon is suspended, Austin will be the No. 1 outside receiver. That alone makes him a sleeper, but expectations should be held in check. Austin has been ineffective even when on the field over the last few years, and the Browns are going to play a Ground 'N Pound ball control style. Austin has played on 36 preseason snaps and produced one catch for 13 yards on three targets. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:45 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.93 (205th)
  • No package of plays for Manziel off bench
    Coach Mike Pettine said there are no plans to develop a package of plays for Johnny Manziel off the bench.

    Advice: Pettine has no intention to go down a Michael Vick/Donovan McNabb path with Manziel and Hoyer. It makes sense, as Johnny Football's running skills are far better suited to improvisation than script. Pettine declined to tip his hand as to when Manziel will make his NFL debut. "You could see a scenario where he doesn't play this year, and then there are other scenarios that are absolutely possible as well. It's hard to tell," the first-year coach said. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:01 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.32 (31st)
  • Le'Veon doesn't travel for 3rd preseason game
    Following Wednesday's marijuana and DUI arrest, Le'Veon Bell did not travel with the Steelers for Thursday night's third preseason game at Philadelphia.

    Advice: LeGarrette Blount did make the trip after being arrested as well. There could be some significance to this, but we're not adjusting our rankings yet, and may not at any point. The NFL tends to take a long time to hand down discipline, and Bell has no history of violating league policy. He was considered a high-character prospect coming out of Michigan State in the 2013 draft. It's entirely possible Bell will be available for the entire 2014 season with no adjustment to his role. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:41 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.63 (36th)
  • Report: LeGarrette Blount arrested Wednesday
    LeGarrette Blount and Le'Veon Bell were arrested for possession of marijuana Wednesday.

    Advice: Bell was also popped for DUI. The two Steelers were reportedly in possession of 20 grams of marijuana and accompanied by a female, who was in possession of two grams. Blount has a checkered past from his college days, but he's mostly kept his nose clean in the NFL. Both Bell and Blount will be subject to a suspension once the case is resolved. It may not affect them in 2014. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:41 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.13 (245th)
  • Le'Veon busted for pot & DUI, Blount for pot
    Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were arrested for possession of marijuana Wednesday, while Bell was also booked for DUI.

    Advice: Bell and Blount allegedly had 20 grams of pot and were accompanied by a female, who was in possession of two grams. All three were said to be "cooperative," and admitted to the crimes. While this obviously isn't good news, it may have no affect on Bell or Blount's status for the 2014 season. Bell had zero off-field concerns coming out of Michigan State. Blount has a shaky track record. Both will be in line for potential suspensions once the case is resolved. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:33 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.63 (36th)
  • Johnny Manziel struggling with the playbook
    Johnny Manziel is struggling -- and continues to struggle -- with the Browns' playbook.

    Advice: We all got a glimpse of it when Manziel was asked by Jon Gruden in a sit-down interview during Monday night's telecast to spit out a play from OC Kyle Shanahan's playbook. He stumbled over his words before eventually getting it out. It's to be expected from a rookie like Manziel, who is coming from a spread offense with simple, one-, two-, or three-word plays. Receiver Andrew Hawkins admitted the players in the huddle "are still helping him a little bit." Manziel can focus on the playbook as Brian Hoyer's backup. It's going to take time. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:17 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.32 (31st)
  • Johnny Manziel will open season as backup
    Browns first-round QB Johnny Manziel will open the season as a backup to Brian Hoyer.

    Advice: Unlike fellow rookie Blake Bortles, Manziel was given a fair shot to win the starting gig. He didn't seize it, showing immaturity on and off the field while averaging just 4.74 yards per attempt in two preseason games. "We're confident that Johnny is going to have a great future, but felt that Brian still had a decided edge on him," coach Mike Pettine said. While it's somewhat disappointing Manziel couldn't beat out a 29-year-old (in October) journeyman coming off an ACL tear, the future will likely come sooner than later. A QB change could come immediately following the Week 4 bye, especially if the Browns start 0-3. Their first three games are at PIT, vs. NO and vs. BAL. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:33 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.32 (31st)
  • Browns waiting on quarterback decision
    Coach Mike Pettine is willing to wait until after the Browns' third preseason game to name a starting quarterback.

    Advice: The team had been targeting Tuesday to make an announcement, but gained little clarity after both Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer struggled against the Redskins on Monday. Pettine did say he "(doesn't) sense a lot of division" amongst the coaching staff about who to name. That suggests it will be journeyman Hoyer over rookie Manziel. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:28 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.32 (31st)
  • Manziel gives Redskins bench middle finger
    Johnny Manziel was caught on camera giving the Redskins' bench the middle finger during Monday night's preseason game.

    Advice: Following a third-quarter incompletion, Manziel flipped the bird and it immediately spread all over Twitter. Manziel said he had "words exchanged" with the Redskins all night, and CB Joe Haden defended his rookie quarterback, saying he took a lot of abuse from Washington's players and fanss Per Redskins FS Ryan Clark, what set off Manziel was Washington players telling him "this isn't college anymore, we're faster than you." Still, Manziel needs to keep his composure. It didn't sit well with coach Mike Pettine, and certainly won't win Manziel any points in the quarterback derby. "You have to be able to maintain your poise," Pettine said. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:52 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.32 (31st)
  • Manziel, Hoyer both struggle badly on MNF
    Johnny Manziel completed 7-of-16 passes for 65 yards and one touchdown in Cleveland's second preseason game against the Redskins on Monday night.

    Advice: Brian Hoyer got the start and wasn't any better. He and Manziel both struggled throughout the first half, as they rotated every two series. The two combined to go 4-of-13 for 45 yards in the first half, and each had a QB rating under 45. Manziel played a couple series in the second half against the Redskins' backups, leading a 16-play touchdown drive that was finished off by a Dion Lewis eight-yard catch-and-run score. Manziel misfired on a number of passes in the first half. Coach Mike Pettine may want to get another look at these two before naming his starter. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:50 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.32 (31st)
  • Emmanuel Sanders battling minor thigh issue
    Emmanuel Sanders sat out Sunday's preseason game against the 49ers due to a minor thigh injury.

    Advice: Sanders did play in the preseason opener, failing to see a target on 20 snaps. But he missed some practice time leading up to that one, and sat out some more sessions last week. We should get a much better look at Sanders in Saturday night's third preseason contest. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:16 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.37 (100th)
  • Le'Veon played on 9-of-17 first-team snaps
    Le'Veon Bell played on 9-of-17 first-team snaps in Saturday night's preseason game against the Bills.

    Advice: Bell started and played on the first eight snaps before giving way to LeGarrette Blount for eight consecutive snaps. The duo mixed and matched more in the preseason opener, but that first-team snap count ended 7-6 in Blount's favor. For a second-round fantasy pick, Bell brings plenty of questions about both talent (3.52 YPC last year) and workload. He's admitted that Blount will "probably" get the goal-line work this season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:38 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.63 (36th)
  • Greg Olsen inactive for preseason game
    Greg Olsen (calf) is inactive for the Panthers' second preseason game Sunday night.

    Advice: The injury is believed to be minor, but has caused Olsen to miss a few practices and now this exhibition. Look for Brandon Williams to get a ton of run against the Chiefs. Williams starred in the Panthers' preseason opener. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:37 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.54 (83rd)
  • Drew Brees resumes practicing in full
    Drew Brees (oblique) has resumed practicing fully at Saints camp.

    Advice: The Saints got a number of key contributors back at Sunday's practice, including Brees and Kenny Stills (quad). With an absolutely loaded pass-catching corps and strong O-Line, Brees is a candidate to be this year's No. 1 fantasy QB. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:43 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    21.76 (2nd)
  • Whisenhunt throws shade on Justin Hunter
    Despite Justin Hunter's breakout 4-111-2 performance in the Titans' second preseason game, coach Ken Whisenhunt stated Hunter "has still got a lot of work to do."

    Advice: "There are a lot of things, from route depth to discipline on his releases, where even though he made some big plays last night, those have got to become more consistent," Whisenhunt said Saturday. We'd like to see Hunter move ahead of Nate Washington on the Titans' depth chart, but he's only playing in three-receiver sets at the moment. He remains squarely on the fantasy breakout radar. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:46 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.52 (148th)
  • Bell expects Blount to get the goal-line work
    Le'Veon Bell said after Saturday night's preseason game that LeGarrette Blount will likely get the goal-line work this season for the Steelers.

    Advice: Coach Mike Tomlin said roles have yet to be determined. Bell and Blount were announced as co-starters before Saturday's exhibition tilt, and Tomlin stated last week that he sees Blount as more than a "red-zone, goal-line" back. Bell is currently being drafted as RB9 in the middle of the second round. A case could be made to bump him down a few slots, behind TD scorers Zac Stacy and Doug Martin. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:33 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.13 (245th)
  • Le'Veon Bell, Blount listed as co-starters
    The Steelers announced Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount as co-starters for Saturday night's preseason game.

    Advice: Bell played the first series and rotated with Blount throughout the first half, though neither played enough snaps to draw any conclusions about their usage. Blount was used in red-zone packages, and appears to be the preferred option in short-yardage situations. Bell remains the favorite to lead Pittsburgh in carries, but isn't going to handle the massive workload the Steelers gave him as a rookie. Bell has 35 total yards on eight touches though two preseason games. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:08 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.63 (36th)
  • Wheaton impresses in second preseason game
    Markus Wheaton had two catches for 15 yards and a touchdown in Saturday night's preseason game against the Bills.

    Advice: Wheaton started opposite Antonio Brown and finished with four targets. His touchdown came on an impressive post-corner route in the back of the end zone over Stephon Gilmore. Wheaton has breakout appeal as the starting X receiver in Todd Haley's offense, which is expected to feature more no-huddle looks. He's currently a value pick at his 12th-round ADP. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:47 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.67 (111th)
  • Justin Hunter explodes for 4-111-2 vs. Saints
    Justin Hunter turned five targets into 111 yards and two touchdowns on four receptions in the Titans' second preseason game Friday night.

    Advice: Hunter caught a four-yard TD pass from Jake Locker with the first team, and turned a crossing route thrown by rookie Zach Mettenberger into a 64-yard foot-race touchdown with the twos. The Titans have gone to great lengths to motivate sophomore breakout candidate Hunter, even forcing him to wear a "JAG" shirt to practice last week. The 23-year-old has been dubbed "this year's Alshon Jeffery" by Mike Clay of Rotoworld and Pro Football Focus. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:56 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.52 (148th)
  • Drew Brees sits out second preseason game
    Drew Brees (oblique) is inactive for Friday night's preseason game.

    Advice: Brees will miss his second straight preseason game. There's no concern over his Week 1 status. Marques Colston and Kenny Stills (quad) are also resting. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:33 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    21.76 (2nd)
  • Browns plan to name starting QB on Tuesday
    Browns coach Mike Pettine says Tuesday is the target date to name Cleveland's Week 1 starting quarterback.

    Advice: The Browns play the Steelers in Week 1. Pettine said a group consisting of OC Kyle Shanahan, QBs coach Dowell Loggains, and GM Ray Farmer will have say in naming the starter. PFT's Mike Florio also expects owner Jimmy Haslam to have some say, which could work in rookie Johnny Manziel's favor. The Week 1 starter will likely hinge on the performances of Brian Hoyer and Manziel in Monday's second preseason game. Cleveland visits Washington on MNF. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:54 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.32 (31st)
  • Saints still expected to use 3-RB timeshare
    ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett continues to expect "a pretty even split" in New Orleans' three-man backfield.

    Advice: A New Orleans Times-Picayune story recently suggested Pierre Thomas had fallen down the depth chart, which may technically be true, but certainly doesn't mean he's lost his role. His snaps may actually increase this season with Darren Sproles gone, and neither Mark Ingram nor Khiry Robinson particularly adept in the passing game. Thomas remains a solid RB3 in standard leagues. You could sell him as a viable RB2/flex in PPR leagues, as well. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:14 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.23 (101st)
  • Tomlin: Blount may be more than just RZ back
    Coach Mike Tomlin indicated LeGarrette Blount may be more than just a red-zone, goal-line back.

    Advice: "They're both going to get their share," Tomlin said of Blount and Le'Veon Bell. "We'll deal with that on a game-by-game basis based on the plan." In the preseason opener, Blount received two consecutive red-zone carries while also seeing a third-down rep. The Steelers have been hinting at a possible mix-and-match committee-style approach since signing Blount and drafting Dri Archer. Blount stealing goal-line and occasional work between the 20s from Bell would be a big hit to Bell's stock. He's hard to get behind as a first- or early-second round pick in fantasy drafts. Blount's value is great in the 11th. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:45 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.13 (245th)
  • Browns: QB decision could come next week
    The Browns could name their starting quarterback as early as Tuesday.

    Advice: The Browns play the Redskins on Monday evening. "I'm sure we'll sit down at some point next week, maybe more than likely later in the day on Tuesday and get our heads together and see what we come up with," coach Mike Pettine said. The earlier the Browns name their starting quarterback, the more likely it is to be Brian Hoyer over Johnny Manziel. The fact that Pettine is already talking about potentially reaching a decision next week doesn't bode well for Johnny Football. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 5:58 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.32 (31st)
  • Tomlin: Bell & Blount will 'get their share'
    Speaking Thursday, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount are "both going to get their share" of carries this season.

    Advice: It's an eye-opening comment, especially after Blount split first-team work with Bell in last weekend's preseason opener. While we're not afraid that Blount will supplant Bell as the Steelers' No. 1 back, perhaps Blount could find himself in the 10-12 carry range on a weekly basis instead of the 6-8 the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette projected in June. It's not a situation for Bell owners to take lightly. Blount is most likely to steal work near the goal-line despite the fact there's no real reason to believe he's a better short-yardage back than Bell. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:31 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.63 (36th)
  • Report: Manziel was late to team meeting Mon.
    ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Johnny Manziel was late to a team meeting on Monday.

    Advice: Mort is under the impression Manziel and a few other Browns rookies simply "misread the schedule," but it's believed Johnny Football was fined. Adam Schefter reported Thursday night that there "seems to be a feeling within the organization that Brian Hoyer wins" the Browns' starting job "in the event of a tie." Schefter believes Cleveland's second preseason game will essentially decide the battle, because all along the plan has been to pick a starter before the third exhibition game. There are no indications that Manziel's tardiness will play a role in coach Mike Pettine's quarterback decision. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:05 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.32 (31st)
  • Peyton Hillis hopes to return next week
    Peyton Hillis (foot, ankle) is hoping to resume practicing by Monday.

    Advice: He'll need to in order to ensure his roster spot. Provided he can get healthy, Hillis is ticketed for No. 3 duties behind Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams. Hillis averaged an anemic 3.4 yards across 73 carries for the Giants last season. The G-Men could ultimately opt to replace him with a free agent. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:31 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.97 (1920th)
  • UDFA Corey Washington making waves
    Undrafted rookie WR Corey Washington has "done some special things over the last week," according to OC Ben McAdoo.

    Advice: It's getting harder and harder to ignore the buzz on Washington, who is trying to pull a Victor Cruz and make the Giants out of tiny Newberry College. Washington does have intriguing measurables at 6'4/214 with 4.5s speed. And through two preseason games, he has four catches for 96 yards and two touchdowns. Washington has gone from camp body to underdog story. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:16 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2121st)
  • Justin Hunter lighting up Titans practice
    According to the Nashville Tennessean, "not a practice goes by" without highlight-reel catches from second-year WR Justin Hunter.

    Advice: Reporter Jim Wyatt's observation comes one day after Titans WRs coach Shawn Jefferson made Hunter wear a jersey with "JAG" on the back, standing for "Just Another Guy." Hunter's physical talent is undeniable. If he takes a step forward in attitude and effort, he's a breakout year waiting to happen. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:41 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.52 (148th)
  • Manziel, Hoyer will both work with starters
    Coach Mike Pettine said Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer will both work with the starters in Cleveland's second preseason game against the Redskins.

    Advice: Manziel will start after Hoyer started the first preseason game. Pettine wants to "balance the reps" out between the two. It's uncertain whether Manziel and Hoyer will each play a quarter in the first half or if they'll simply rotate every other series or two. Pettine and QBs coach Dowell Loggains continue to insist there is no "leader" in the competition. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:57 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.32 (31st)
  • Justin Hunter getting 'JAG' punishment
    Coach Ken Whisenhunt called out Justin Hunter in a team meeting for not making a play in Saturday's preseason opener, and WRs coach Shawn Jefferson made Hunter wear "JAG" on his jersey nameplate at practice.

    Advice: Jefferson has been all over Hunter since the Titans drafted him with the 34th pick in last year's draft. It can be characterized as tough love. The Titans know Hunter can be as good as he wants to be. In NFL terms, "JAG" stands for "Just Another Guy." Hunter's taking it in stride. The sophomore ran behind Nate Washington Saturday, but saw plenty of action in three-wide sets and should overtake Washington in due time. Hunter is a prime breakout candidate. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:01 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.52 (148th)
  • Drew Brees (oblique) still sidelined
    Drew Brees (oblique) remains sidelined, and is considered unlikely to return for Friday's preseason game against the Titans.

    Advice: The Saints are calling Brees day to day, but he's proving week to week after going down nine days ago. It's of zero concern for Brees' Week 1 status, but means players like first-round WR Brandin Cooks are missing out on valuable practice reps with their quarterback. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:35 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    21.76 (2nd)
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