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  • Raiders now noncommittal on Week 1 QB
    Raiders coach Dennis Allen is waiting for an update on Matt Schaub's elbow injury before naming his Week 1 quarterback.

    Advice: Schaub's minor elbow issue appears to have given Allen the opening he needed to name Derek Carr the starter, but the Raiders will go through a few formalities first. Carr lit up the Seahawks' 2s and 3s in Thursday night's preseason finale, and has run circles around Schaub all preseason. We expect Carr to get the call against the Jets next weekend. Schaub will be away from the team this weekend as he deals with a "personal issue." Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:26 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.37 (72nd)
  • Travis Kelce getting heavy first-team usage
    Travis Kelce played 15-of-39 preseason snaps with the first-team offense.

    Advice: Most of the snaps came in two-tight end packages, with Anthony Fasano on the field. Still, it's encouraging usage for Kelce, who has been a standout throughout the preseason. He's also expected to see time in the slot this season. Kelce should be targeted in the late rounds of fantasy drafts as a high-upside TE2. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:44 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.02 (153rd)
  • Brad Sorensen amongst Chargers' cuts
    Chargers waived QB Brad Sorensen, CB Crezdon Butler, DE Joe Kruger and DE Doug Worthington.

    Advice: The No. 221 pick of last year's draft, Sorensen wasn't active for a single game as a rookie. At best, he'll bounce around the league as a camp arm the next 2-3 seasons. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:41 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2330th)
  • Ravens prune five players off roster
    Ravens waived/released TE Nathan Overbay, LB D.J. Roberts, C Reggie Stephens, DT Levi Brown and DT Derrick Hopkins.

    Advice: Overbay has been bouncing around practice squads since 2010, but has never appeared in a regular-season game. It's amazing he's lasted on the NFL fringe as long as he has. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:32 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1804th)
  • Bills place Tony Moeaki on I.R.
    Bills placed TE Tony Moeaki on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, ending his season.

    Advice: They also placed CBs Mario Butler and Bobby Felder on I.R. Injury prone since his days at the University of Iowa, Moeaki got hurt early in training camp and missed the entire preseason. He'll probably get an injury settlement. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:21 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.37 (2472nd)
  • Rex Burkhead to miss season's first month
    Bengals RB Rex Burkhead (knee) is expected to miss the first month of the regular season.

    Advice: When he returns, Burkhead will slot in as Cincinnati's No. 4 tailback and help on special teams. The Bengals will open the season with a two-man RBBC of Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill. Cedric Peerman will be the top reserve. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:46 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2259th)
  • Eli Manning: O could be 'season-long' issue
    Eli Manning expressed concern Friday that mastering new OC Ben McAdoo's offense could be a "season-long" process.

    Advice: "It's a work in progress," Manning said. "It's not the final product right now. The more games, the more plays we get, more practice, there's definitely room for improvement. And that'll be a season-long situation - which is, I think normal. That's not a bad thing." Manning was completely ineffective in the preseason, completing just 48.8 percent of his 41 pass attempts. The Giants had previously targeted a 70-percent completion rate for Manning in 2014. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:22 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.82 (53rd)
  • Bengals waive QB Tyler Wilson
    Bengals waived QB Tyler Wilson.

    Advice: Wilson spent three weeks as a camp arm with Cincinnati. The former Raiders fourth-round pick does have practice squad eligibility left for 2014. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:13 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2400th)
  • Santonio Holmes to have 'real role' w/ Bears
    Profootballtalk.com reports the Bears are "very pleased" with Santonio Holmes and expect him to "have a real role" in Marc Trestman's offense.

    Advice: Holmes appears ticketed for a committee at third receiver, sharing time with superior blocker Josh Morgan. Holmes finished August with a bang, reeling in a 32-yard touchdown in Thursday night's preseason finale. He's someone to monitor in deep leagues, but is merely a WR5/6 for fantasy purposes. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:49 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.41 (2325th)
  • Titans waive WR Mariani
    Titans waived WR Marc Mariani.

    Advice: After missing all of 2013 with a shoulder injury, Mariani entered camp as a roster long shot. He gets the heave-ho after a quiet August in Nashville. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:16 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.20 (2614th)
  • 'Thunder and Lightning' in Bengals backfield?
    The Bengals' website suggests the team "must have thunder and lightning dancing through their heads" following rookie Jeremy Hill's performance in Thursday night's preseason finale.

    Advice: Given a whopping 26 touches, Hill totaled 160 yards while earning the respect of teammates. Terence Newman and Jason Campbell both praised Hill for the effort, which included a funny-bone injury from which Hill returned to put the game away. Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson noted that Hill's workload "typified what new (OC) Hue Jackson wants," as he demonstrated "power," "speed," "vision," and "creativity," particularly on a weaving 41-yard screen pass where Hill "deked" a safety. Hill also "picked up a couple of blitzes," although he missed one, resulting in a sack of Campbell. Hill's ADP has climbed into the late-ninth-round, where he remains a value pick. Hill and Gio Bernard are expected to share carries this season in the "Thunder and Lightning" committee. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:33 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.47 (57th)
  • Ridley now expected to make Patriots roster
    ESPN Boston now has Stevan Ridley making the Patriots' 53-man roster after leaving him off it earlier this week.

    Advice: Beat writer Mike Reiss "played a hunch" last time around, but now admits it "looks like that was off the mark." Last week, Reiss left Ridley off the roster in favor of Jonas Gray. Gray now gets the boot, and Ridley makes it because rookie James White hasn't shown enough. We expect Vereen to play the vast majority of running back snaps in New England, but Ridley has the early edge for short-yardage and goal-line work with an opportunity to expand his role with good play. We still like Ridley at his eighth-round ADP as a boom-or-bust RB2. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:20 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.78 (92nd)
  • Daniel Thomas not expected to make Dolphins
    ESPN Dolphins reporter James Walker doesn't expected Daniel Thomas to make the 53-man roster.

    Advice: Thomas made his preseason debut Thursday, rushing 13 times for 38 yards (2.9 YPC) and one touchdown. He simply hasn't done enough this summer to earn a roster spot. Walker expects the Dolphins to keep just three running backs, Lamar Miller, Knowshon Moreno, and UDFA Damien Williams. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:42 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2243rd)
  • Randle admits he and Eli aren't on same page
    Rueben Randle admitted he and Eli Manning continue to struggle with timing and aren't on the same page.

    Advice: Coach Tom Coughlin called an incompletion between Manning and Randle the worst play of the Giants' preseason finale, saying "There is no place for that." Randle and Eli struggled with their communication last season. Now it's timing. It's been going on all summer in practice, and Randle admits he needs to get his head around faster. Randle will be a boom-or-bust WR3 early on. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:05 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.42 (99th)
  • Stephen Hill has bad game in preseason finale
    Stephen Hill caught just one pass for 13 yards in Thursday's preseason finale.

    Advice: He also dropped a pass, which has become a daily routine this summer. Hill seems like a goner. Expect the Jets to dangle him in trade talks the next 24-plus hours before eventually cutting him Saturday afternoon. Hill is competing with Greg Salas for a roster spot. Coach Rex Ryan praised Salas earlier this week. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:31 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.40 (2510th)
  • Eli Manning generates 0 yards Thursday night
    Eli Manning completed 1-of-4 passes for zero yards in the Giants' preseason finale Thursday night.

    Advice: That is, indeed, a real stat line. Eli finishes the preseason 20-of-41 (48.8 percent) passing for 188 yards (4.59 YPA), one touchdown, three fumbles (one lost), and five sacks absorbed. An offseason report from ESPN stated the Giants were concerned Eli had reached his decline phase. He's done nothing to diminish those worries in August. We can't even condone drafting him in two-QB leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:13 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.82 (53rd)
  • Tony Moeaki misses entire preseason
    Bills TE Tony Moeaki missed the entire preseason with a hamstring injury.

    Advice: The Bills took an upside flier on Moeaki last December, but his continued inability to stay healthy will likely cost him his roster spot. Moeaki is only 27, but he's running out of NFL chances. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:30 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.37 (2472nd)
  • Matt Schaub (elbow) does 'light tossing'
    Matt Schaub (elbow) did some "light tossing" on Wednesday, and will be re-evaluated on Monday.

    Advice: Schaub's miraculously-timed "injury" is leaving the door open for second-rounder Derek Carr to start in Week 1. Carr missed the third preseason game with a rib injury, but is getting a Thursday-evening showcase against the Seahawks' reserves. Schaub has played poorly enough this August that it can't be assumed the Raiders will stand by him if they're convinced by what they see from Carr on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:33 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.37 (72nd)
  • Daniel Thomas to play in preseason finale
    Daniel Thomas (hamstring) will play in the Dolphins' preseason finale.

    Advice: He better. Thomas is on the roster bubble. He's missed most of camp and the first three preseason games with a balky hamstring. Thomas is competing with UDFAs Damien Williams and Orleans Darkwa for the No. 3 job. No longer on scholarship under ex-GM Jeff Ireland, Thomas needs to turn heads Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:08 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2243rd)
  • Stephen Hill in his 'final days' with Jets?
    The Newark Star-Ledger believes Stephen Hill "could be in his final days" with the Jets.

    Advice: It's not a new thought, just further confirmation of the budding consensus amongst the Jets media. Coach Rex Ryan has already said Hill will play in Thursday's preseason finale, something he likely wouldn't be doing were his roster spot sewn up. Hill has had an erratic summer, turning in inconsistent practices while catching only two passes for 29 yards through three preseason games. A trade is a possibility. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, that's something the Jets tried to do earlier this summer. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:24 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.40 (2510th)
  • Report: Jets could try and trade Stephen Hill
    ESPN New York's Rich Cimini believes the Jets should and will try and trade WR Stephen Hill.

    Advice: We doubt Hill would fetch more than a late-round pick, but he has all the measurables at 6'4/215 with 4.36 wheels. Unfortunately, Hill's hands are made of stone, while his body has yet to hold up in the NFL. Ex-GM Mike Tannenbaum made Hill the 43rd overall pick in the 2012 draft. Hill has missed nine games in two seasons, and has just 45 career grabs for 594 yards and four scores to his name. He has just two catches for 29 yards this preseason. If the Jets can't unload Hill via trade, there's a very real chance he's part of their final cuts. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:36 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.40 (2510th)
  • Raiders coach: 'No concerns' with Matt Schaub
    Raiders coach Dennis Allen has "no concerns" at quarterback, and is adamant Matt Schaub (elbow) will start Week 1.

    Advice: If this were actually true, Allen would deserve to be fired on the spot. Instead, it's just a matter of a coach already committed to vanilla "quotes" trying to keep his quarterback's shattered confidence up. The reality has to be that the Raiders are deeply concerned with Schaub's arm strength and horrible preseason, and will be ready to turn to Derek Carr at any moment. Carr is shaping up as the favorite to lead the Raiders in starts this season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:05 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.37 (72nd)
  • Schaub (elbow) remains sidelined Monday
    Matt Schaub (elbow tendinitis) remained sidelined Monday.

    Advice: It's a day-to-day "injury." However serious Schaub's ailment is, it's an out for the Raiders should they decide to go with rookie Derek Carr at quarterback. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:46 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.37 (72nd)
  • Raiders still committed to Schaub for Week 1
    NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Raiders remain committed to Matt Schaub as their Week 1 starter.

    Advice: No one but the Raiders expected Schaub to look good this preseason, but he's been ever worse than feared, completing just 24-of-47 passes for 218 yards (4.63 YPA), zero touchdowns and one pick through three games. The Raiders have given themselves an out, however, discovering a "minor" elbow "injury." Second-rounder Derek Carr may have seized the starting job had he not missed last weekend's dress rehearsal with a rib ailment. Schaub is on borrowed time under center. He's un-draftable in two-quarterback leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:34 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.37 (72nd)
  • Matt Schaub diagnosed with tendinitis
    Matt Schaub has been diagnosed with mere tendinitis in his throwing elbow.

    Advice: It's a non-structural issue that can often be healed with rest. The Raiders should be praying that this is the only reason Schaub's arm strength has looked so poor this preseason -- he didn't look any better last year before getting benched in favor of Case Keenum in Houston. Schaub will likely be under center Week 1, but we'd bet on Derek Carr giving the Raiders a better chance to win this season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:29 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.37 (72nd)
  • Stevan Ridley not a lock for final roster?
    ESPN Boston does not have Stevan Ridley making the 53-man roster in their latest projection.

    Advice: We'd be stunned if Ridley gets cut, as he's clearly the team's best inside running option provided he doesn't fumble. But the projection comes from ace beat man Mike Reiss, who is not prone to hyperbole. Ridley played just 11 snaps in Friday night's third preseason game, and did lose a fumble in the second preseason game. Reiss has the Patriots keeping four running backs on the active roster (Shane Vereen, James White, Brandon Bolden, Jonas Gray) and one on the practice squad (Roy Finch). Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:28 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.78 (92nd)
  • Giovani Bernard ineffective for 3rd straight
    Giovani Bernard rushed 10 times for 17 yards and caught two passes for one yard in Sunday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

    Advice: The Bengals' first-team offense stayed in for 38 snaps and Bernard was on the field for 27 of them. Jeremy Hill mixed in beginning on the fifth series and got 10 first-team reps. Bernard has now played on 52-of-63 first-team snaps (82.5 percent) this preseason, but has been wildly ineffective with 20 carries for 49 yards (2.45 YPC) and four catches for 16 yards. If he doesn't raise his efficiency, Hill is going to gradually push for a bigger piece of the pie. It leaves Bernard with a bit of risk as a second-round fantasy pick even though the Bengals are using him as a bellcow right now. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:17 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.47 (57th)
  • Matt Schaub now battling 'sore elbow'
    Matt Schaub is now battling a "sore elbow" at Raiders camp.

    Advice: An arm injury doesn't explain Schaub's inability to move or make sound decisions, but could be telling in regards to his noticeable shortage of arm strength. Schaub has looked genuinely Matt Flynnian in preseason games. Perhaps the sore elbow will be the excuse Dennis Allen needs to put Schaub out of his misery. He's been outplayed by rookie Derek Carr throughout August. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:28 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.37 (72nd)
  • Travis Kelce's preseason: 10-185 with 2 TDs
    Travis Kelce caught 4-of-6 targets for 49 yards in the Chiefs' third preseason game Saturday night against Minnesota.

    Advice: Kelce did mix in with the first-team offense, but he's still pretty clearly behind Anthony Fasano on the depth chart. The Chiefs need to change that quick to maximize their offensive talent. Through three preseason affairs, Kelce has reeled in 10-of-13 targets for 185 yards and two touchdowns. He's still only a TE2 in re-draft leagues, but is an elite long-term Dynasty prospect. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:33 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.02 (153rd)
  • Daniel Thomas still not ready for game-action
    Daniel Thomas (hamstring) is inactive for Miami's third preseason game.

    Advice: Thomas won't play despite returning to practice this week. He's yet to appear in a preseason game and is in danger of losing his roster spot. UDFA Damien Williams will be the No. 3 back through Miami's rotation. Knowshon Moreno and Charles Clay are active, as expected. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:49 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2243rd)
  • Coughlin talks up 3rd-year WR Rueben Randle
    Giants coach Tom Coughlin opened his Saturday press conference by praising third-year WR Rueben Randle.

    Advice: Randle ran a sharp route on his 15-yard touchdown catch Friday night against the Jets, and displayed impressive body control on a 26-yard strike along the sideline. He's the Giants' best hope for big plays this season. Randle remains a value pick at his mid-ninth-round ADP. He's the No. 2 option in the passing game, and at 6'3/210 should be the clear No. 1 on red-zone throws. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:29 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.42 (99th)
  • Santonio Holmes goes 1-7 against Seahawks
    Santonio Holmes caught 1-of-2 targets for seven yards in the Bears' third preseason game Friday night at Seattle.

    Advice: Josh Morgan opened the game as Chicago's No. 3 receiver, but Holmes mixed in with the first-team offense in the second quarter. He primarily ran with the twos, however, and made his first catch in a Bears uniform on a third-quarter slant for a gain of seven. Holmes is unlikely to make much fantasy noise in Chicago, but he definitely has a chance to help the Bears on the field. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:40 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.41 (2325th)
  • Ridley only sees six snaps in first half
    Stevan Ridley rushed for 28 yards on 8 carries in the Patriots' third preseason game.

    Advice: Ridley only saw six snaps in the first half, but did play extensively in the first-team offenses' lone drive following the break. Most importantly Ridley did not put the ball on the ground Friday night. With James White struggling, Ridley should hold onto the early-down and short-yardage work as long as he can hold onto the ball. Ridley has 19 carries for 75 yards this preseason. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:24 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.78 (92nd)
  • Stephen Hill invisible in dress rehearsal
    Stephen Hill secured only 1-of-4 targets for 12 yards in Friday's regular-season dress rehearsal.

    Advice: He also committed a drop. It was a thoroughly uninspiring evening for a player who's on the roster bubble. The No. 43 overall pick of the 2012 draft now has just two grabs for 29 yards through three preseason games. Hill's career is trending in the wrong direction. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:54 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.40 (2510th)
  • Matt Schaub pitiful in ugly showing at GB
    Matt Schaub completed 13-of-27 passes for 110 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Friday's preseason game at Green Bay.

    Advice: Schaub was nothing short of brutal, especially when facing the Packers' first-string defense in the first half (61 yards on 22 attempts). His arm strength is shot, he's immobile in the pocket and his starting receivers can't make anything happen after the catch. Through three preseason games, Schaub is 24-of-47 for 218 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. The Raiders are going to have one of the league's worse passing "attacks" this season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:25 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.37 (72nd)
  • Randle closes out August with 2/41/1 night
    Rueben Randle caught 2-of-4 targets for 41 yards and a touchdown in Friday's regular-season dress rehearsal.

    Advice: He was a bright spot for the dysfunctional Giants, showing excellent body control on a 26-yard catch near the sideline before running an excellent route on his 15-yard score. Almost certainly done for the preseason, the Giants' only legitimate red-zone threat finishes with three catches for 53 yards and a score. Currently the WR42, Randle is a value pick in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:51 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.42 (99th)
  • Eli Manning closes out August on shaky note
    Eli Manning completed 12-of-21 passes for 139 yards and a touchdown in Friday's preseason game against the Jets, also fumbling twice.

    Advice: The G-Men recovered both fumbles. Manning almost tossed several picks, one of which was a horrid number thrown into double coverage from short distance for absolutely no reason. Thankfully for the Giants, Jets CB Kyle Wilson couldn't keep both feet in bounds. As was the case in 2013, Manning had very little time to throw. If there was good news, it was his connection with Rueben Randle, whom he found for a touchdown and an impressive 26-yard play down the sideline. Manning closes out August 19-of-37 for 188 yards (5.08 YPA), one touchdown and zero picks. With the G-Men's offense looking every bit as dysfunctional as it was last season, Manning is a risky QB2 until further notice. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:44 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.82 (53rd)
  • Stephen Hill on the Jets' roster bubble?
    ESPN New York believes Stephen Hill has yet to sew up a roster spot.

    Advice: Hill has only one catch through 70 preseason snaps, and been "all over the map" in practice. Hill's theoretical upside is looking less and less likely to develop, though we'd ultimately expect him to keep his roster spot. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:24 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.40 (2510th)
  • Rex Burkhead dealing with sprained MCL?
    Bengals.com speculates RB Rex Burkhead may be dealing with an MCL sprain.

    Advice: Beat writer Geoff Hobson does acknowledge an MCL sprain can be a 2-8 week injury, although this would obviously be far better news than a torn ligament. Asked about Burkhead's knee this week, coach Marvin Lewis would only say it's "sore." Lewis did say Burkhead should be out of his knee brace "in a few days." Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:03 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2259th)
  • Stephen Hill still behind David Nelson
    Stephen Hill remains behind David Nelson for No. 2 outside wideout duties.

    Advice: Hill's troublesome knees haven't been an issue in camp, but production has. He's played 70 snaps and run 37 routes through two preseason games, yet has just one catch for 17 yards. Hill is unlikely to be a factor behind Eric Decker and slot man Jeremy Kerley even if he can catch up to Nelson before Week 1. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:54 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.40 (2510th)
  • Rex Burkhead may have significant injury
    Bengals RB Rex Burkhead was spotted on crutches and in a knee brace at the team facility Monday.

    Advice: Beat writer Paul Dehner believes it "doesn't look good" for Burkhead, who left Saturday night's preseason game with a knee injury and didn't return. If Burkhead's injury is major -- and early indications point to that -- BenJarvus Green-Ellis' roster spot could be safe in Cincinnati. The alternative would be to carry just Jeremy Hill and Cedric Peerman behind Giovani Bernard. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:12 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2259th)
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