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  • Marvin Jones expected to practice this week
    Marvin Jones (ankle) is expected to practice this week.

    Advice: Jones tweaked his ankle at a post-OTA passing camp arranged by Andy Dalton. Although he's on the active/NFI list for now, it's not a real concern.
    Yesterday, 6:36 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.92 (117th)
  • Josh Gordon blew a .09 during DWI arrest
    Sources tell ESPN that Josh Gordon's blood-alcohol count was .09 when he was arrested on suspicion of DWI over July 4th weekend.

    Advice: The legal limit in North Carolina is .08, so the Browns have reportedly been told that it's possible the charges will be reduced. That could help Gordon's case when he applies for reinstatement to the league following his impending suspension. Gordon's hearing on that suspension is scheduled for sometime in the next two weeks, at which point the 16-game ban is expected to become official.
    Yesterday, 6:07 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2326th)
  • Redskins sign TE Mike Caussin
    Redskins signed TE Mike Caussin.

    Advice: Caussin, 27, was cut by the Bills five days ago. He tore his ACL in Week 16 of the 2011 season and missed all of 2012 before spending the entire 2013 season on I.R. with a hip injury. Caussin has five catches in six career games.
    Yesterday, 3:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2205th)
  • Chiefs TE Kelce full go for training camp
    Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (knee) is full go for the beginning of training camp.

    Advice: Coming off a lost rookie season, Kelce is nine months removed from microfracture surgery. With the Chiefs' receiver corps perhaps the thinnest in the league, Kelce will get every opportunity to make an early impact on offense, provided he's healthy. He's worth monitoring as a TE2 in fantasy leagues.
    Yesterday, 2:29 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.08 (171st)
  • Aaron Dobson beginning camp on PUP list
    Patriots placed WR Aaron Dobson (foot) on the active/PUP list.

    Advice: Joining him there will be CB Alfonzo Dennard, WR Jeremy Gallon, DT Tommy Kelly and WR Matt Slater. Dobson had been optimistic he'd be good to go for the start of camp, but isn't ready after sitting out the entire offseason program. This being the Pats, there's little hard info on Dobson's recovery, but we doubt his stay on the PUP list will be a long one. Dobson can be activated at any time.
    Yesterday, 2:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.22 (110th)
  • Mario Manningham avoids PUP list
    Mario Manningham (knee) will be "limited" for the start of Giants camp, but has avoided the active/PUP list.

    Advice: The same is true for LT Will Beatty (leg) and OG John Jerry (knee). It means the trio is close to full participation, and should be ready for the preseason.
    Yesterday, 2:07 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.23 (2287th)
  • Marvin Jones beginning camp on PUP list
    Bengals placed WR Marvin Jones (ankle), CB Onterio McCalebb (knee) and QB AJ McCarron (shoulder) on the active/NFI list.

    Advice: None of the injuries are considered serious, though McCarron's throwing shoulder was reportedly a minor issue in the run up to the draft. Jones will likely be activated within the week. It's not a concern for his fantasy draft status.
    Yesterday, 12:57 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.92 (117th)
  • Cowboys sign WR Dezmon Briscoe
    Cowboys signed WR Dezmon Briscoe.

    Advice: The 2010 sixth-rounder hasn't appeared in a regular-season game since 2010. He'll be a camp body, one lucky to survive until final cuts.
    Yesterday, 12:54 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1931st)
  • DUI charges dismissed vs. Spencer Ware
    DUI charges against Seahawks FB/RB Spencer Ware have been dismissed.

    Advice: The 2013 sixth-round pick was popped for DUI in January. On Friday, a judge ruled the arresting officer "lacked reasonable suspicion of DUI at the time he initiated the traffic stop." A favorite of Rookie Scouting Portfolio's Matt Waldman coming out of LSU, Ware figures to see more carries this preseason after spending last year at fullback. He's a deep sleeper in a deep backfield.
    Yesterday, 12:14 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.94 (2249th)
  • Toronto Argonauts sign UDFA QB Brett Smith
    The Toronto Argonauts have signed former Bucs QB Brett Smith.

    Advice: A draftnik favorite, dual-threat Smith lasted only 11 days with Tampa Bay after making 35 career starts at Wyoming, where he compiled a 17-18 record, 76:28 TD-to-INT ratio, and 20 rushing touchdowns. Only 22 years old, Smith could eventually resurface in the NFL if he gets stronger during his time in Canada.
    Yesterday, 12:09 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2058th)
  • Zach Mettenberger sucker punched at bar
    Titans rookie QB Zach Mettenberger was reportedly "sucker punched" at a Nashville bar over the weekend.

    Advice: According to the bar's owner, Mettenberger responded to a fellow bar patron yelling "Roll Tide," by saying "Good luck with that," then got hit. "I promise you that Mettenberger did not throw a punch," stated Steve Ford, owner of Loser's Most Wanted Bar & Grill. "He didn't do anything. The guy sucker-punched him in the eye, that's the bottom line, and the guy that punched him started running out the door. My door guys had to chase him down." Mettenberger is fine, but he probably needs to avoid situations like this going forward.
    Yesterday, 12:01 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2529th)
  • T.J. Jones may not be ready for camp
    Lions rookie WR T.J. Jones (shoulder surgery) may not be ready for the start of training camp.

    Advice: The Lions open camp next Monday. A sixth-round pick, Jones will start off behind the eight ball as he competes for sub-package receiver duties behind Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate. Jones primarily practiced at Z receiver during pre-camp workouts. Megatron played Z under outgoing OC Scott Linehan, but is more likely to be utilized at X by new playcaller Joe Lombardi, with Tate at Z.
    Yesterday, 11:42 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.29 (2277th)
  • PFF gives Helu outstanding pass-pro marks
    Pro Football Focus has rated Roy Helu as a top-five running back in pass protection in two of his first three NFL seasons.

    Advice: Helu missed most of 2012. He was PFF's No. 5 pass-protecting back as a 2011 rookie, and No. 3 overall last year behind Frank Gore and Maurice Jones-Drew. The Washington media has suggested Helu could lose the job to Chris Thompson or rookie Lache Seastrunk. We see either scenario as highly unlikely. With a 4.26 YPC career average, Helu is as trusty as No. 2 NFL backs come.
    Yesterday, 11:33 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.99 (228th)
  • Rashad Jennings remains Giants starter
    The NY Daily News' Ebenezer Samuel confirms Rashad Jennings remains the Giants' top running back despite David Wilson's medical clearance.

    Advice: Jennings is a capable three-down performer who excels in areas where Wilson is deficient, like pass blocking and ball security. Wilson does give the G-Men more of a big-play threat, although Samuel anticipates the 2012 first-round pick sticking to "spurts and select situations." Wilson is likely to open the season as the change-of-pace complement to lead runner Jennings.
    Yesterday, 10:23 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.20 (67th)
  • Cassel seen as 'heavy favorite' to start
    USA Today's Tom Pelissero considers Matt Cassel the "heavy favorite" to start at quarterback for the Vikings.

    Advice: Pelissero is a former longtime Vikings beat reporter, so his opinion is notable. Teddy Bridgewater was mixed in with the first-team offense this spring, but is pretty clearly behind Cassel. Tape gurus Greg Cosell and Ron Jaworski have both stated Cassel is a better fit for Norv Turner's offense than Bridgewater. Turner pushes the ball vertically, which is Bridgewater's weakness.
    Yesterday, 10:08 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.13 (2510th)
  • Naaman Roosevelt back with the Bills
    Bills signed WR Naaman Roosevelt.

    Advice: Just three days after getting waived by the Lions, Roosevelt gets scooped up in a familiar place. Roosevelt played his college ball at the University of Buffalo, and has made his only NFL appearances as a Bill (16 games between 2010-11). He'll be on the outside of the roster bubble looking in.
    Yesterday, 9:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2380th)
  • Barden loses roster spot to Roosevelt
    Bills released WR Ramses Barden and LB Nathan Williams.

    Advice: Always given chances due to his 6-foot-6 frame, Barden is now nearing the end of the line. He has a total of 29 catches and one start on his resume since the Giants took him in the third round of the 2009 draft, and has now lost his camp roster spot to Naaman Roosevelt.
    Yesterday, 9:28 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2366th)
  • Joe McKnight starts camp on active/PUP
    Chiefs placed RB Joe McKnight (knee) and CB Demarcus Van Dyke (hamstring) on active/PUP.

    Advice: McKnight is expected to be activated within the next couple weeks, but he'll start off on the wrong foot as he tries to secure a roster spot. The ex-Jet spent last year on the street. The speedy Van Dyke will need to get healthy as he looks for a special teams role.
    Yesterday, 8:54 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2479th)
  • Wyatt very high on Kendall Wright for 2014
    The Nashville Tennessean projects 88 receptions, 1,360 yards and eight touchdowns for Kendall Wright this season.

    Advice: The projection is extremely optimistic, but it's notable as it comes from top beat man Jim Wyatt. It will depend on Jake Locker both staying healthy for the first time as an NFL starter, and also taking a giant leap forward in his fourth NFL season. If both those variables hold, Wright certainly has the separation ability and explosiveness to make a statistical leap while playing the Keenan Allen role in Ken Whisenhunt's offense. We're just not ready to bet that heavily on Locker.
    Yesterday, 8:33 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.80 (103rd)
  • E.J. Manuel bulks up to 247 pounds
    ESPN's Sal Paolantonio reported on SportsCenter that E.J. Manuel added ten pounds of muscle this offseason and is up to 247.

    Advice: Manuel's Scouting Combine measurement was 6-foot-4 5/8 and 237 pounds. The muscle gain is ostensibly an attempt to improve Manuel's durability after he missed six games as a rookie. Manuel's injuries were to his knee, however. The Bills are hoping for a sophomore leap from Manuel, but we remain skeptical.
    Yesterday, 8:06 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.74 (40th)
  • Report: Darrel Young's job is safe
    A source tells CSN Washington that FB Darrel Young's job is safe.

    Advice: Young's roster spot wasn't thought to be in danger because of talent -- he's among the league's top lead-blockers. It was a question mark because Jay Gruden rarely used a traditional fullback in Cincy, instead employing two-tight end sets in his pass-first scheme. Keeping Young is further evidence that the Redskins are going to at least attempt to stick with the Mike Shanahan scheme when they do run the ball.
    Yesterday, 7:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.79 (2273rd)
  • David Wilson says he's cleared for everything
    David Wilson (neck) tweeted Monday that he's been "cleared for everything."

    Advice: It's fantastic news for Wilson, whose career appeared to be in jeopardy following a Week 5 neck injury and subsequent surgery. Now he can focus on football again, an area he struggled badly with last season while getting blown up in pass protection, averaging 3.31 YPC and losing two fumbles. Still, there's more than enough natural running ability here for the Giants to unleash Wilson as an explosive early-down change of pace behind Rashad Jennings. Don't be surprised if Wilson ends up earning at least 6-8 carries as soon as Week 1.
    Yesterday, 7:02 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.39 (224th)
  • Jordan Cameron the No. 1 read in CLE
    ESPN Cleveland says the Browns' "sorry situation at wideout" makes Jordan Cameron "a No. 1 read" in the passing game.

    Advice: With Josh Gordon facing a 16-game ban, it's a no-brainer conclusion. Cameron trailed only Gordon in targets, receptions, touchdowns and 20-plus yard catches last season, establishing himself as weekly mismatch at 6'5/245. Even in what's expected to be a run-heavy attack, Cameron brings plenty of upside as the focal point of a passing game that "features" Andrew Hawkins and Miles Austin as its top wide receivers.
    Yesterday, 6:45 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.50 (113th)
  • Weinfuss: Ellington to get some short-yardage
    ESPN Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss believes Andre Ellington will get the call in short-yardage on a "few occasions."

    Advice: Weinfuss is actually optimistic on Ellington's short-yardage ability, saying the 199-pounder is "capable" of being a "workhorse" there. We're not sure we agree, but more importantly we don't think Bruce Arians agrees. One way the Cardinals can lessen Ellington's workload while still keeping him as a feature back is by giving big backs Jonathan Dwyer and Stepfan Taylor the short-yardage work. How Arians handles goal-line packages will be worth watching closely at camp.
    Yesterday, 5:43 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.79 (47th)
  • Beat writer: Hill will certainly break out
    ESPN Bengals reporter Coley Harvey thinks Jeremy Hill will "certainly" break out this season.

    Advice: The Bengals wasted no time installing Hill as their power complement to Giovani Bernard, moving the second-round rookie ahead of BenJarvus Green-Ellis at the beginning of the offseason program. He's going to get plenty of work as new OC Hue Jackson attempts to implement a Seahawks or 49ers-esque kind of scheme. Hill's ADP is currently in the Round 9-11 range, but that will rise sharply if BJGE can't beat out Rex Burkhead for a roster spot.
    Yesterday, 5:25 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.23 (184th)
  • Ed Dickson was 'impressive' at OTAs
    Ed Dickson had an "impressive showing" during OTAs.

    Advice: When the Panthers open camp on Friday, they'll have six tight ends on the roster. Dickson enters as the favorite to bookend Greg Olsen in two-tight end formations, but he'll mainly be a blocker. The ex-Raven flopped badly last season despite a golden opportunity following Dennis Pitta's injury, dropping four passes in the first three games and struggling all year in the run game.
    Yesterday, 5:17 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.26 (296th)
  • Joe McKnight underwent knee scope
    Chiefs RB Joe McKnight underwent arthroscopic knee surgery following minicamp.

    Advice: If you didn't previously know ex-Jet McKnight was on the Chiefs' offseason roster, now you do. We suspect he'll open training camp on the active/PUP list, and be activated a week or two in. McKnight will be battling for a roster spot.
    Sunday, 1:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2479th)
  • Lions waive Naaman Roosevelt
    Lions waived WR Naaman Roosevelt.

    Advice: They saw more upside in Corey Fuller and Kevin Ogletree.
    Friday, 2:08 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2380th)
  • Josh Gordon's appeal to be heard 'soon'
    The player rep for suspended Browns WR Josh Gordon confirms his appeal hearing is coming up "soon."

    Advice: It's expected to take place before the end of the month. Gordon is facing at least a 16-game ban, while his appeal has been complicated by his recent DWI arrest. Regardless of the result of his appeal, it's going to be a long road back to the gridiron for last year's receiving champ.
    Thursday, 6:34 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2326th)
  • Giants expect David Wilson to be cleared Mon.
    Co-owner John Mara told reporters Thursday that the Giants expect David Wilson (neck) to be medically cleared for the season.

    Advice: "We expect him to be playing," Mara said. "All signs are he'll be ready to go." Wilson's final pre-camp medical checkup is on Monday. ESPN's Dan Graziano reiterated on SportsCenter this afternoon that "signs point to David Wilson being cleared and joining that Giants' backfield." New York's running back stable includes Rashad Jennings, Wilson, rookie Andre Williams, Peyton Hillis, Michael Cox, and Kendall Gaskins. Wilson is unlikely to accrue significant re-draft value this season, but the 23-year-old could certainly be a drain on Jennings'.
    Thursday, 10:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.39 (224th)
  • Josh Gordon will eventually get another shot
    ESPN's Kevin Seifert expects Josh Gordon to eventually get another chance to play in the NFL.

    Advice: Gordon is facing at least a 16-game ban for repeated substance-abuse related infractions. But Seifert points out that players who committed far worse crimes -- Donte Stallworth, Michael Vick, Plaxico Burress -- eventually made their way back into the league. At just 23 years old, Gordon has plenty of time to get his head on straight and start living clean. Assuming the Browns stick by him during his suspension, the two years remaining on his contract will be tolled aka paused. They could have an elite talent at salaries of $825K in 2015 and $1.06M in 2016.
    Thursday, 5:36 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2326th)