MonsterBowl (ID# 1954)
  • Patterson leaves practice with shoulder injury
    Cordarrelle Patterson left Friday's practice with an apparent shoulder injury.

    Advice: He made an incredible catch on a deep ball thrown by Shaun Hill and landed awkwardly on his left shoulder. Patterson stayed down for a while but was eventually helped off by head trainer Eric Sugarman. "I don’t think it’s anything concerning, but they’re taking a look at it," said coach Mike Zimmer. Until we learn more, consider Patterson day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:11 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.42 (2566th)
  • Josh Doctson (Achilles) working off to side
    Redskins first-round WR Josh Doctson (Achilles) worked with a trainer off to the side at Friday's practice.

    Advice: It's good to see Doctson on the field doing something, though there's still no indication when he'll begin practicing. In related news, Redskins GM Scot McCloughan punched a wall after hearing of Doctson's injury, which explains why McCloughan showed up to Friday's practice with a wrap on his left hand. When healthy, Doctson will battle Jamison Crowder for the No. 3 receiver spot behind starters DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:17 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.73 (153rd)
  • Keith Marshall avoids active/PUP list
    Redskins rookie Keith Marshall avoided the active/PUP list to begin camp.

    Advice: He's practicing fully, which is good news after Marshall spent most of his college career on the shelf and then sat out some of the offseason program with an additional injury. Marshall posted the highest Speed Score ever recorded by Football Outsiders at this year's Scouting Combine. All the backs in Washington are worth monitoring behind shaky starter Matt Jones. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:04 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.30 (2321st)
  • Geno Smith 'auditioning' for 31 other teams
    Geno Smith said he's using training camp to audition for other teams.

    Advice: For a while it looked like Smith might be the starter, but those hopes were quickly dashed when Ryan Fitzpatrick returned on a one-year contract earlier this week. Smith, who is in the last year of his rookie deal, is hoping he can parlay a strong camp into a lucrative offer next offseason. "I'm auditioning for this team and 31 other teams in the NFL," said Smith. "I'm not going to allow this situation -- because it's not the worst situation I've been in -- to deter me from my ultimate goal." There's a small chance the Jets could move on from Smith during training camp, though we're guessing Bryce Petty will be the one to lose his roster spot. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:53 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.73 (73rd)
  • Gruden says Davis has 'a lot of juice left'
    Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he thinks Vernon Davis still has "a lot of juice left."

    Advice: Gruden said he's been impressed by his speed and blocking this offseason. Davis has vanished since his 13-touchdown campaign in 2013, logging just 64 catches for 640 yards over his last two seasons. He's not going to see much work this year with Jordan Reed and Niles Paul ahead of him on the depth chart. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:03 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.35 (2492nd)
  • Report: Bills to turn Watkins loose 'in a week'
    ESPN's Josina Anderson reports the Bills plan to turn Sammy Wakins (foot surgery) "loose" in a week.

    Advice: Watkins opened camp on the active/PUP list but that was merely a precaution. The stud wideout claims his foot is 100 percent and he should be ready to roll in about a week or so. Obviously he'll be back in plenty of time for Week 1. Watkins could be a steal at his current ADP, though he won't be a bargain for much longer now that his health is no longer a question mark. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:54 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.36 (51st)
  • Nick Foles not on Cowboys' radar
    Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the team is not considering free agent Nick Foles.

    Advice: That's three teams—the Cowboys, Bills and Broncos—who have already turned him down. It's obviously not a great sign that the Cowboys prefer undrafted backup Kellen Moore over Foles. The Vikings could kick the tires on Foles now that backup Taylor Heinicke is out with a foot injury. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:45 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2388th)
  • Matt Forte sitting out with hamstring injury
    Matt Forte is dealing with a hamstring injury.

    Advice: Forte was getting looked at by trainers while the rest of the running backs participated in drills at Friday's practice. It's probably just a tweak. Bilal Powell will see more reps while Forte is sidelined. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:40 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.51 (65th)
  • Cowboys placed James Hanna on PUP list
    Cowboys placed TE James Hanna on the active/PUP list.

    Advice: He's dealing with a minor knee injury. When Hanna returns, he'll slide into a backup role behind Jason Witten. The blocking tight end reeled in nine of his 14 targets for 79 yards last season. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:17 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.81 (2463rd)
  • Marqise Lee battling another hamstring injury
    Third-year WR Marqise Lee suffered another hamstring injury, but said the setback isn't anything serious.

    Advice: "I got the opportunity to sit back, slow it down and put the process it," said Lee. "It ain’t like we play tomorrow. I’ve got some time." Injuries are nothing new for Lee, who has missed nine games in his first two seasons. Lee has been a colossal bust since entering the league as a second-round pick in 2014. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.17 (1907th)
  • Bills place Watkins on active/PUP list
    Bills placed WR Sammy Watkins (foot surgery) on the active/PUP list.

    Advice: It's a formality until Watkins is cleared for full-squad practices. Watkins recently suggested he is nearing 100 percent health, and he may only spend a few days on active/PUP. He's an upside pick in the third round of fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:34 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.36 (51st)
  • Rhett Ellison (knee) to begin on PUP list
    Vikings placed TE Rhett Ellison (patellar tendon) on the active/PUP list.

    Advice: Ellison tore the patellar tendon in last year's regular season finale. The 27-year-old will serve as an H-back/blocking tight end when he returns. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:10 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.70 (2470th)
  • Ladarius G has 2 plates in ankle, can't cut
    Ladarius Green's January surgery placed two plates into his ankle.

    Advice: Green opened camp on the active/PUP list because he's "not yet full strength in certain areas, such as cutting." Green did tell ESPN's Jeremy Fowler that he "doesn't see why he won't be ready for Week 1, though." It's still a concern that Green is nearly seven months removed from surgery and unable to cut. Green is a high-ceiling, low-floor fantasy pick in the middle rounds. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:44 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.02 (95th)
  • Dez Bryant avoids PUP list to start camp
    Dez Bryant (foot) avoided the active/PUP list to begin camp.

    Advice: He's full-go and 100 percent healthy after breaking his foot in the season opener last year. Bryant dealt with some setbacks and never seemed to be anywhere close to full health in 2015. Look for a big bounce-back year. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:24 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.08 (34th)
  • Gavin Escobar avoids active/PUP list
    Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar (Achilles) avoided active/PUP to begin camp.

    Advice: It confirms his recovery is ahead of schedule, although he will be eased into practices. Escobar is Dallas' No. 3 TE behind Jason Witten and James Hanna. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:07 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.80 (2464th)
  • Shady McCoy reports at 210 pounds
    LeSean McCoy reported to training camp weighing 210 pounds.

    Advice: McCoy said it's the "lightest I've been in years." Shady also cut weight before his first year under Chip Kelly in Philadelphia (2013) and had the best season of his career. With Karlos Williams nursing a dad bod and on a four-game suspension, McCoy will be one of the NFL's highest-volume workhorses to open 2016. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:56 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.03 (9th)
  • Charles Johnson opens camp as starting WR
    Charles Johnson opened Vikings training camp as the starter opposite Stefon Diggs.

    Advice: Johnson and Diggs are currently the starters on the outside with Jarius Wright locked into slot duties after receiving a contract extension. First-round rookie Laquon Treadwell reportedly struggled a bit this spring and isn't being handed anything. Johnson was reported to have "popped out most" at minicamp/OTAs. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1988th)
  • Lance Dunbar placed on active/PUP list
    Cowboys placed RB Lance Dunbar (knee) on the active/PUP list.

    Advice: Dunbar is still on the mend after tearing his MCL and patellar tendon in October. It's a grueling rehab that often comes with setbacks. Dunbar is a strong candidate to remain on PUP into the season, costing him the first six weeks. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:34 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2236th)
  • Eifert (ankle) to have boot removed next week
    Tyler Eifert (ankle, PUP) said he'll have his walking boot removed next week.

    Advice: Eifert added he remains without a timetable for return, but the goal is to be back "as soon as possible." The next step will for Eifert to start running and then practicing as part of his rehab. Already on active/PUP, Eifert may not practice much, if at all, this summer and remains doubtful for Week 1. After getting hurt in the Pro Bowl, Eifert said he'll never play in the exhibition again. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:24 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.06 (103rd)
  • Ryan Mathews due back next week
    Eagles coach Doug Pederson expects Ryan Mathews (ankle, active/NFI) to resume practicing next week.

    Advice: Per the Philly Inquirer, Mathews injured the ankle while training last week, and it is "not considered serious." It sounds like a day-to-day ordeal, but still can serve as a reminder of Mathews' brittle history. In the meantime, newly-extended Darren Sproles has been working with the first-team offense. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:20 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.67 (57th)
  • Adams favorite for 3rd WR; Janis 'still raw'
    Appearing on Mike Clay's Sirius XM Fantasy Show, ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky predicted Davante Adams will open the season as Green Bay's No. 3 receiver.

    Advice: Demovsky did acknowledge Adams will "feel the heat" from Jeff Janis, Jared Abbrederis, rookie Trevor Davis, and perhaps eventually injured Ty Montgomery. Per Demovsky, Janis is "still a raw guy," and it "seems he's just not there yet." Adams ranked dead last in the NFL in yards per target last season, dropped far too many balls, and generated nothing after the catch. The Packers are still hoping the light flips on for their 2014 second-round investment. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:50 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.26 (200th)
  • Martellus Bennett picking up offense quickly
    Rob Gronkowski said Martellus Bennett has "came in and picked up the playbook very well."

    Advice: The biggest hurdle Patriots newcomers have to clear is the playbook in order to earn Tom Brady's trust. According to Gronkowski, Bennett has been able to do that. On the first day of training camp Thursday, all three of Brady, Gronk, and Bennett took time away to go to a side field to work on red-zone plays, and it's becoming abundantly clear that this is going to be the foundation of the offense when it gets into scoring position. Bennett looks like a value at his TE16 ADP. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:50 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.28 (160th)
  • Le'Veon Bell losing confidence in his appeal
    When speaking to reporters at the start of Steelers camp on Thursday, Le'Veon Bell "did not sound nearly so certain" that he would win the appeal of his four-game suspension.

    Advice: He promised on Instagram last week that he would win the appeal. Bell is facing a four-game ban for his second substance abuse violation in as many years. Bell admitted that he learned of the violation way back in March, but still stated at June practices that he was "completely fine," and had "missed no drug tests, I haven’t failed any drug tests." Bell's appeal will take place in mid-August. Profootballtalk has reported he is unlikely to win. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:03 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2257th)
  • Arian Foster opens camp on Dolphins' PUP list
    Dolphins placed RB Arian Foster (Achilles') on the active/PUP list.

    Advice: According to Dolphins beat writers, it's merely a precaution, as this is pretty typical for veterans coming off serious injuries. Foster has said he's healthy after tearing his Achilles' last year, but Miami is just taking it slow. Consider him day-to-day. When Foster is able to practice, he's expected to run with the starters. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:20 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.61 (132nd)
  • Mike Wallace passes conditioning test Friday
    Mike Wallace passed his conditioning test and is practicing Friday.

    Advice: "60 Minutes" failed the conditioning test to open camp on Wednesday and wasn't able to practice with the team until he passed it. It's not a good way to start camp, but not something that's going to have a huge overall impact. It is a bit concerning, however, as Wallace just hasn't been the same since leaving Pittsburgh. The Ravens are betting on Joe Flacco being a boost to Wallace. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:07 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.45 (156th)
  • C.J. Anderson reports at 217 pounds
    C.J. Anderson reported to Broncos camp at 217 pounds.

    Advice: Anderson says it's the lightest he's reported at in his four-year career. The 5-foot-8 back is listed at 224. "I did a lot more running in the offseason training than I've ever done," he said. Anderson battled ankle and toe issues for much of 2015, sapping his effectiveness early on. The lightened load can only help his feet, while 217 is still more than enough heft to shed tackles. Anderson is a legit RB1. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:10 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.78 (96th)
  • Vernon Davis behind Niles Paul
    Vernon Davis has opened training camp behind Niles Paul on the depth chart.

    Advice: It's not a surprise. Paul is a favorite of coach Jay Gruden's staff even after missing all of 2015 with an ankle injury, and Davis' play fell off a cliff last season. Were Jordan Reed to get hurt, Paul would probably end up the more prudent add in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:18 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.35 (2492nd)
  • Vikes offering Nick Foles a chance to start?
    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities' Patrick Reusse is "hearing" free agent Nick Foles has been promised a chance to compete for the starting job if he signs with the Vikings.

    Advice: Yeah, no. Even if that's something that's being whispered to Foles' agent behind the scenes, it has no practical bearing on reality. Teddy Bridgewater isn't exactly an upper-echelon starter, but he's well established as being better than Foles. Few things generate more fanciful scenarios than backup-quality quarterbacks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:03 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2388th)
  • Le'Veon Bell avoids active/PUP list
    Le'Veon Bell (MCL, PCL) has been cleared for the start of training camp.

    Advice: That's the lone bit of good news as Bell awaits the appeal of his four-game suspension. Bell's ban is expected to stick. Each of Bell's past two seasons have been ended by serious knee issues, while he had foot problems as a rookie. He's emerged as a two-front risk in Dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:05 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2257th)
  • Le'Veon Bell's appeal set for 'mid-August'
    Steelers coach Mike Tomlin expects Le'Veon Bell's suspension appeal to take place in "mid-August."

    Advice: Bell's odds of getting his four-game ban overturned are considered poor. He's gone from the No. 1 overall running back to a boom/bust mid-range RB1. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:10 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2257th)
  • Ladarius Green (ankle) opens camp on PUP list
    Steelers placed TE Ladarius Green (ankle surgery) on the active/PUP list.

    Advice: There isn't a lot known about Green's status. He underwent an operation in January, the severity of which is unclear, and missed all of the offseason program. We'd expect he will be cleared soon, but that's just a guess until we get more information. Green will be a high-TD-upside TE1 if his health cooperates. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:02 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.02 (95th)
  • Doctson has had Achilles' ailment since May
    Redskins first-round WR Josh Doctson's Achilles' injury has lingered since May, but he insists he's not worried about his health for the regular season.

    Advice: Doctson injured himself on the first day of voluntary practice, but insists it isn't a concern. "I know my body, and I’ve never really had lingering problems," Doctson added. "I heal fast." Doctson did add he doesn't plan to rush his rehab. "It’s going to be a long year, so I’ve got plenty of time." We'd consider Doctson week to week, and doubtful for Washington's first preseason game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.73 (153rd)
  • Report: Bills not interested in Nick Foles
    The Buffalo News' Vic Carucci reports the Bills are not interested in free agent QB Nick Foles.

    Advice: Bleacher Report's Jason Cole linked Foles with the Bills, Vikings, and Cowboys yesterday. The Bills are already out of the running, and Broncos coach Gary Kubiak confirmed his team will not pursue Foles either. Desperate for a viable backup, the Cowboys would make a lot of sense. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:14 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2388th)
  • Broncos not interested in Nick Foles
    Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said the team is not interested in free agent QB Nick Foles.

    Advice: The Broncos have serious questions at quarterback, with Mark Sanchez struggling to beat out seventh-round sophomore Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch well of the pace. Even so, they rightly have no interest in a quarterback who was benched for Case Keenum. Josh McCown would be a much better target for Denver. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:33 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2388th)
  • Smith, Petty on the bubble with Fitz back
    Jets could decide to move on from Geno Smith or 2015 fourth-rounder Bryce Petty after re-signing Ryan Fitzpatrick.

    Advice: Even with Fitz back in the fold, the Jets have questions at quarterback. Second-round pick Christian Hackenberg is guaranteed a roster spot, but he is unlikely to be ready for a backup role this year. Smith could serve as the backup, but keeping him would require New York to either cut Petty after just one season or retain four quarterbacks, which would hurt the depth at another position. Ultimately, we expect Petty to be the odd man out. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:48 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.73 (73rd)
  • Josh Doctson (Achilles') opens camp on PUP
    Redskins placed first-round WR Josh Doctson (Achilles') on the active/PUP.

    Advice: Doctson can be activated at any time, and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports his stay on the PUP will be "very short." Still, it is another blow to his chances of earning a big role as a rookie. Washington also placed LB Perry Riley (foot), LG Shawn Lauvao (foot/ankle), WR Reggie Diggs (knee), and TE Derek Carrier (knee) on the PUP. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:15 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.73 (153rd)
  • Nick Foles landing spots: BUF, MIN, DAL
    Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports the Bills, Vikings, and Cowboys are free agent Nick Foles' three likeliest destinations.

    Advice: Cole also reports the Jets showed interest in Foles, which may have played a role in Ryan Fitzpatrick re-signing with New York. Dallas would make a lot of sense as a Foles landing spot. Kellen Moore was out of his depth as a 2015 spot starter, and fourth-round rookie Dak Prescott isn't ready to play in the NFL. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:57 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2388th)
  • PFT: Le'Veon Bell unlikely to win his appeal
    Citing "information gathered," Profootballtalk.com reports there's a "strong sense" in league circles that Le'Veon Bell is unlikely to win the appeal of his four-game suspension.

    Advice: The popular theory as to Bell's defense is that he changed his cellphone number and therefore was not contacted by the NFL prior to a drug test. Bell thus missed the test and was hit with a four-game ban. That defense isn't going to fly because Bell needed to inform the NFL of the cellphone change, assuming there ever was one. There also have been reports Bell missed multiple drug tests, not just one. Fantasy owners should approach Bell as if he won't be available until Week 5. DeAngelo Williams should be Pittsburgh's workhorse back in Weeks 1-4. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:04 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2257th)
  • Mike Wallace fails Ravens' conditioning test
    Mike Wallace failed the conditioning test to open Ravens' training camp.

    Advice: He'll get another chance to pass it on Thursday. But until Wallace does pass, he won't be able to practice and could open camp on the active/NFI list. All in all, it's not a huge deal for a soon-to-be 30-year-old veteran, but hints Wallace may have developed some laziness during the summer break. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:04 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.45 (156th)
  • Ryan Mathews (ankle) opens camp on NFI list
    Eagles placed RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) on the active/NFI list.

    Advice: Mathews suffered the ankle injury last week. There's been no reason to believe it's anything serious, but it's another reminder just how fragile Mathews has been throughout his career. Rookie Wendell Smallwood is a strong late-round flier. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:47 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.67 (57th)
  • Rams give up ghost, cut trade bust Nick Foles
    Rams released QB Nick Foles.

    Advice: It's been a move long in the making. After trading Sam Bradford and swapping a few draft picks with the Eagles to acquire Foles last offseason, the Rams then handed Foles a two-year, $24.5 million extension only to see him start 11 games and get benched for Case Keenum. Foles posted a horrific 69.0 passer rating with a 7:10 TD:INT ratio and career-worst 6.1 YPA. Expect him to land on his feet quickly as a backup on a much cheaper contract. The Jets could have interest. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:41 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2388th)
  • Foster 'the favorite' to start ahead of Ajayi
    The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson considers Arian Foster "the favorite" to start over Jay Ajayi as long as Foster is "completely healthy."

    Advice: Coach Adam Gase has been talking up Foster the past week-plus since Foster signed a one-year deal. Ajayi is an unproven second-year pro who has some injury concerns of his own and doesn't have the pass-game skill set Foster possesses. Foster is no sure thing from an injury standpoint, either, but signs have been pointing to him being very involved since signing a contract last week. At this point, Foster will probably have to get hurt and/or Ajayi will need an incredible summer to take back the top spot on the Dolphins' depth chart. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:06 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.61 (132nd)
  • Tyler Eifert officially stashed on PUP list
    Bengals placed TE Tyler Eifert (ankle surgery) on the active/PUP list.

    Advice: Eifert doesn't appear to be a candidate to revert to reserve/PUP, costing him six games, but he's questionable for Week 1. We probably won't have a good idea of Eifert's status for the opener until the waning days of camp. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.06 (103rd)
  • Gase again praises Foster's receiving ability
    Dolphins coach Adam Gase once again praised Arian Foster's receiving ability.

    Advice: It's worth noting that Gase was prompted, and in general is still talking like Foster will be competing on all downs, not just third. "He’s the type of guy that he can run his route tree similar to what a wide receiver’s is," Gase said. "When we worked him out, I put him in a couple of spots just to see how that looked and he runs about as smooth as any running back that I’ve ever seen." Again, Foster is still very much in the mix on early downs, but at the very least, it's clear the Dolphins are envisioning him catching passes. Jay Ajayi needs to have the camp of his life. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:41 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.61 (132nd)
  • GM Spielman: Patterson improved route-running
    Vikings GM Rick Spielman said Cordarrelle Patterson "has made tremendous strides" as a route runner.

    Advice: "He is very tuned in and very focused trying to prove to everybody, including himself, that he’s going to be not just a great athlete with the football in his hands, but a true receiver in the NFL," Spielman continued. Patterson earning praise is certainly better than the alternative, but his history makes it tough to take these comments with anything but a grain of salt. Patterson will have to fight for his roster spot in training camp, and it remains highly unlikely he becomes fantasy viable this season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:00 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.42 (2566th)
  • C.J. Anderson has 'potential' for 1,500 yards
    According to the Denver Post's Cameron Wolfe, C.J. Anderson "has the potential" to be a "1,500-yard back."

    Advice: The Gary Kubiak Effect. Kubiak has long championed featuring his running backs and making them the focal point of his offenses. With Peyton Manning now out of the picture, Kubiak is expected to revert to that style of play in 2016. Totaling 1,500 yards should be within reach for Anderson as long as he can stay healthy and get off to a fast start. Arian Foster rushed for 1,200-plus yards and tallied 1,500-plus three times under Kubiak in Houston, and Justin Forsett totaled 1,529 in 2014 in Kubiak's lone season with Baltimore. Anderson remains one of the better picks at his current fourth-round ADP. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.78 (96th)
  • Keith Marshall no threat to Matt Jones?
    ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim does not view seventh-round pick Keith Marshall as a threat to Matt Jones' workload this season.

    Advice: A size-speed specimen who spent most of his college career injured, Marshall went back on the shelf this spring after running behind someone named "Mack Brown" at rookie camp. Marshall is talented enough to make up ground quickly in August, but he hasn't given any reason to buy into him as an NFL player just yet. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.30 (2321st)
  • Sammy Watkins (foot) nearing 100 percent
    Sammy Watkins (foot) suggested he is nearing 100 percent.

    Advice: "As far as sprinting and stuff I’m moving and doing that 100 percent," said Watkins. "Any explosiveness I’m doing that. I’m doing the cuts, but certain things are full speed and certain things aren’t." Watkins said he is still not comfortable with speed cuts, but it is pretty clear he will be ready to go full tilt fairly early in camp. The Bills will likely limit their star playmaker throughout the preseason to avoid any setbacks, but there is little doubt he will be ready Week 1. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:25 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.36 (51st)
  • Le'Veon Bell: 'I'm gonna win the appeal'
    In an Instagram post, Le'Veon Bell declared he is "gonna win the appeal" of his four-game suspension.

    Advice: The suspension stems from what Ian Rapoport described as "several" missed drug tests. Unless Bell has a legitimate reason for missing those tests, it is highly unlikely he wins the appeal. Still, he seems confident. "When I end up missin no games at all," Bell said, "[people] for sure gonna try to love me again." DeAngelo Williams will be Pittsburgh's workhorse back if (while) Bell is sidelined. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:56 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2257th)
  • Report: Eifert's ankle recovery 'on schedule'
    A league source told the Cincinnati Enquirer that Tyler Eifert's ankle rehab is "on schedule and progressing as planned."

    Advice: What this means exactly for Eifert's return isn't clear, but it's better than hearing Eifert's recovery is behind schedule or not progressing as planned. The Cincy Enquirer says that "at the time of" Eifert's surgery on May 27 "the plan was for him to be ready for the Sept. 11 regular season opener in New York." Multiple reports since have stated Eifert is unlikely to be ready for Week 1. The Bengals may not know for sure until late August. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:42 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.06 (103rd)
  • Todd Bowles says Geno Smith can be starter
    Coach Todd Bowles thinks Geno Smith can be the Jets’ starter.

    Advice: "I think Geno can be a good starter, but he’s got to prove it in training camp like everybody else," Bowles said. "He’s been in the system a year. We’ll see what he does." It’s not more than coachspeak, but the Jets have thrown support behind Smith all offseason. Despite a standstill in contract talks, Ryan Fitzpatrick remains likely to be the Week 1 starter. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:04 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.73 (73rd)
  • Report: Le'Veon Bell missed 'several' tests
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Le'Veon Bell's potential four-game suspension is the result of "several" missed drug tests.

    Advice: Rapoport added the Steelers have known about the potential suspension "for some time." Bell is planning to appeal, but his chances for success seem slim if it is true he missed multiple tests. DeAngelo Williams will be a sure-fire RB1 as long as Bell is sidelined. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:04 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2257th)
  • Charles Johnson on roster bubble for Vikings
    According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune's Matt Vensel, the additions of Laquon Treadwell and Moritz Bohringer pose the "biggest threat" to Charles Johnson's roster spot.

    Advice: In the same breath, Vensel also noted Johnson stood out at OTAs and minicamp as the starting split end opposite flanker Stefon Diggs. Johnson will have to hold off rookie Treadwell for the gig, but if he doesn't, Johnson offers no special teams value, and the Vikings would have to maybe decide between he and Bohringer. Cordarrelle Patterson and Adam Thielen are special teams mainstays. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:46 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1988th)
  • Bombshell: Le'Veon facing 4-game suspension
    ESPN's Dan Graziano reports Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is facing a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

    Advice: Pittsburgh radio personality Mark Madden was first on this over a month ago, and the rumor appears to be true. Madden received word that Bell skipped a drug test, which in the eyes of the NFL is the same as failing a test. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Bell skipped "drug tests," plural. Bell will obviously appeal it, but it sounds like he's not going to be available the first month of the season. Knock him down several pegs in the fantasy rankings, as he's now clearly behind David Johnson, Todd Gurley, Adrian Peterson, and Ezekiel Elliott. Look for DeAngelo Williams to do the heavy lifting in September, with Antonio Brown becoming even more of the focal point of the offense. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:22 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2257th)
  • Doctson behind Jamison Crowder?
    ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim projects Jamison Crowder as a starter ahead of first-rounder Josh Doctson.

    Advice: The Redskins have spent the offseason raving about their second-year slot man, leaving another obstacle for Doctson to hurdle as he hunts for rookie year snaps. We still wouldn't be surprised if Doctson eventually nudged by Crowder, or even Pierre Garcon, in three-receiver sets, but these aren't artificial hoops. Doctson should be viewed more as a Dynasty league stash than immediate re-draft contributor in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:56 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.73 (153rd)
  • Beat reporter lists Mike Wallace as a starter
    ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley listed Steve Smith Sr. and Mike Wallace as the starting receivers.

    Advice: Smith should be locked into one of the spots if he is healthy, but the inclusion of Wallace is more interesting. Although Wallace was signed to a two-year, $11.5 million deal in March, Kamar Aiken has gotten more buzz this offseason. Breshad Perriman (knee) should also be involved if he is able to come back healthy. Like seemingly every other position on offense, the Ravens have a lot of questions to answer at receiver during training camp. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:50 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.45 (156th)
  • Jets will give Matt Forte 'plenty of rest'
    The New York Post's Brian Costello reports the Jets will give Matt Forte "plenty of rest" this season.

    Advice: The implication being Bilal Powell and Khiry Robinson will see their fair share of work as part of a rotation. ESPN's Rich Cimini had a similar report earlier this week, saying the Jets plan to use a "time-share system." It has become clear Forte's touches will be limited, but he is still being drafted as a top-15 running back. There is a good chance he disappoints at that draft cost. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:15 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.51 (65th)
  • Anything Jags get out of Marqise Lee a bonus?
    The Florida Times Union's Ryan O'Halloran reports the Jaguars feel like anything they get out of third-year WR Marqise Lee will be a bonus.

    Advice: Nicknamed The Albino Tiger because of how infrequently he graces the practice field, Lee has managed to play in just 23 games through his first two seasons. He has been healthy this offseason, however, and reportedly saw plenty of snaps with the first team. Lee can be a dynamic complement to starters Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns, but he has to stay healthy. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:11 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.17 (1907th)
  • ESPN writer considers Adams a lock for roster
    ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky considers Davante Adams a "lock" to make the roster.

    Advice: Reports on Adams have been all over the place this offseason, with coach Mike McCarthy heaping praise on the third-year receiver and some who cover the team saying Adams needs a "big summer" to crack the roster. Green Bay has about seven quality receivers on the roster and typically only keep five on the 53-man. Adams can't afford to flop and tumble down the chart this summer. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:49 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.26 (200th)
  • Mathews 'not a great fit' for Pederson's O?
    Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski believes Ryan Mathews is "not a great fit" for new coach Doug Pederson's offense.

    Advice: Kempski wrote that Pederson "wants to be able to move his backs around to create mismatches ... in the passing game," and "that is not at all a strength of Mathews," who is functional in the passing game but more of a traditional I-formation back. After the Eagles put both DeMarco Murray and Mathews on the trade block this offseason, Kempski believes Mathews is the Eagles' No. 1 back only by default. Most Eagles writers anticipate a running back by committee approach. Kempski says to not rule out the team adding a veteran back in camp. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:10 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.67 (57th)
  • Report: Dolphins were concerned about Lions
    The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins were worried about losing Arian Foster to the Lions if they didn't sign him on Monday.

    Advice: Per reporter Barry Jackson, the Dolphins were impressed with Foster's Monday workout, and believe they're getting a player much closer to his elite 2014 version than broken-down 2015 one. Jackson expects Foster to compete with Jay Ajayi for the starting job, but for both to get "plenty of carries." Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:24 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.61 (132nd)
  • Jets expected to use 'timeshare system' at RB
    ESPN New York's Rich Cimini expects the Jets to use a "time-share system" in the backfield with Matt Forte and Bilal Powell mixing in.

    Advice: He later suggested Khiry Robinson could emerge as a short-yardage/goal-line specialist. Powell was highly effective in his first season under OC Chan Gailey last year and certainly earned an every-week role in the Jets' offense. Powell should open the season as a flex option in both PPR and non-PPR leagues. He would offer low-end RB1 upside if 30-year-old Forte breaks down or misses time. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:05 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.51 (65th)
  • Sammy Watkins: I’m ‘right where I need to be’
    Sammy Watkins said he is "right where [he] needs to be" in his recovery from offseason foot surgery.

    Advice: Watkins does not know when he will get back on the field or how much work he will do in training camp, but it has been clear for several weeks his recovery is trending in the right direction. The Bills will likely take it slow with their playmaker, but it is possible he sees action in the preseason. Unless he suffers a setback, Watkins should be good to go for Week 1. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:47 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.36 (51st)
  • Lance Dunbar not 'totally ruled out' for camp
    Cowboys VP Stephen Jones said the team has not "totally ruled out" Lance Dunbar (knee) participating in training camp.

    Advice: Coming off a devastating October knee injury which included a patellar tendon tear, Dunbar was fully expected to begin the season on the reserve/PUP list. That remains a possibility, but it is clear the Cowboys are happy with his recovery. "He’s worked so hard and come so far, so fast – a lot faster than anyone dreamed he could come," Jones said. "We’ve also got to do what’s right in his best interest and certainly not jeopardize any of the hard work he’s put into this. But I think we’ve got a great look at what he can [do] for us." Dunbar could eat into Ezekiel Elliott's passing-down work if he proves healthy. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:01 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2236th)
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