The Shiva Bowl (ID# 206824)
  • Jets coaching staff down on Jeremy Kerley
    ESPN New York confirms the Jets coaching staff has downgraded Jeremy Kerley.

    Advice: Reporter Rich Cimini suggests Kerley may have been "coasting" after signing a new contract, with a minor Achilles injury costing him part of OTAs. With Devin Smith sidelined, Kerley has been playing behind Chris Owusu and Quincy Enunwa in three-wide sets. Kerley’s guaranteed base-salary should secure his roster spot, but 2015 is looking like his last year with the Jets. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:27 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.27 (2438th)
     
  • Khiry Robinson dealing with minor injury
    Khiry Robinson missed practice this week with an undisclosed injury.

    Advice: The Saints don’t expect the injury to affect his Week 1 status. Robinson isn’t more than an early-down backup to Mark Ingram, though there’s rumblings C.J. Spiller (knee scope) might not be ready for the opener. Robinson should go undrafted in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.51 (2513th)
     
  • Dorial Green-Beckham doesn't see snaps
    Dorial Green-Beckham didn’t play any snaps in the Titans third preseason game.

    Advice: Green-Beckham was active after missing time with an ankle injury, but didn’t see the field. Coach Ken Whisenhunt views Green-Beckham as a work in progress, limiting his chances of making an early-season impact. The Titans slowplayed Bishop Sankey for 29-year-old Shonn Greene last year, and appear to be doing the same with DGB. Harry Douglas and a broken-down Hakeem Nicks are expected to open the year opposite Kendall Wright. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:39 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.43 (2537th)
     
  • Luke McCown will get extended look Sunday
    Saints QB Luke McCown will get an extended look in the Saints' third preseason game.

    Advice: Drew Brees is only expected to play "a handful" of snaps before ceding the reigns to McCown. The news suggests McCown is well ahead of Ryan Griffin for the team's No. 2 job. With rookie Garrett Grayson almost guaranteed a roster spot, Griffin's roster spot is in danger. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:59 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.21 (2694th)
     
  • Willie Snead has played way into competition
    Saints coach Sean Payton said WR Willie Snead has played his way into the wide receiver competition.

    Advice: "I think he's done well," Payton said. ""He's right there in the thick of it, competing for playing time, competing for a roster spot." Brandin Cooks, Marques Colston and Brandon Coleman should occupy the top three spots on the depth chart, but it is wide open behind them. Snead needs to beat out at least one of Josh Morgan, Joe Morgan or Nick Toon to land a roster spot. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:29 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2146th)
     
  • Trent Richardson on the roster bubble
    ESPN Raiders reporter Bill Williamson says Trent Richardson is on the roster bubble.

    Advice: Despite getting $600,000 guaranteed in the two-year deal he signed in March, Richardson appears to be in real danger of losing his job to undrafted rookie Michael Dyer. Richardson has just 23 yards on 10 preseason carries. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.71 (2599th)
     
  • Devonta Freeman not expected to play Saturday
    ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure said RB Devonta Freeman (hamstring) is unlikely to play in the third preseason game Saturday.

    Advice: Freeman returned to practice last week, so it is a bit concerning he is not healthy enough to play. Rookie Tevin Coleman (hamstring) is expected to play. He could put distance between himself and Freeman in the running back competition with a strong showing. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:10 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.26 (74th)
     
  • Kubiak: Cody Latimer could have 'big year'
    Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said "everything's in place" for WR Cody Latimer to "have a big year."

    Advice: With Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders missing time during OTAs and training camp, Latimer has run with the starters for most of the offseason. He has reportedly made several big plays in practice, but he has yet to show that playmaking ability in the preseason. Latimer will struggle to make a consistent fantasy impact behind Sanders and Thomas, but he will be a hot commodity if either goes down. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:34 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.62 (157th)
     
  • Unclear if Mariota plays in fourth game
    ESPN's Ed Werder reports Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt has not decided if QB Marcus Mariota will play in the fourth preseason game.

    Advice: Starters rarely play a significant role in the fourth preseason game, but the Titans may decide to get their rookie signal caller a couple more reps before the regular season. After a rocky start, Mariota has played well the last two weeks. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    32.86 (22nd)
     
  • James White plays just two snaps Friday night
    Patriots RB James White played just two snaps in the third preseason game.

    Advice: White did not record a statistic. After opening the preseason as the favorite for the Patriots' third-down job, White appears to have fallen behind Brandon Bolden and Dion Lewis on the depth chart. White had a similar trajectory last offseason, dazzling in OTAs before disappearing when the pads came on. White could still earn a role in the offense, but he is running out of time. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:21 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.31 (161st)
     
  • Rivera says Panthers will stick with Brown
    Coach Ron Rivera said the Panthers are going to "stick" with WR Corey Brown.

    Advice: Brown had a nightmare game on Friday night, dropping three passes including his second drop in the end zone in as many weeks. "This is what the preseason is for," Rivera said. "As we go through it and I see how he handles the situation, it will tell me a lot about who he is as a football player." The Panthers do not have much choice but to stick with Brown. Kelvin Benjamin (ACL) is out for the season, Devin Funchess (hamstring) is injured and unproven, and the rest of the depth chart is either old, uninspiring or both. Carolina's lack of receiving talent is a real concern for Cam Newton's fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:47 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.29 (203rd)
     
  • Chris Johnson could play on Sunday
    Chris Johnson (hamstring) has not been ruled out for Sunday's preseason game.

    Advice: Johnson returned to practice on Friday, but he was very limited. Johnson will test his hamstring with the trainer before the game to determine his status. Arizona could decide to play it safe with their new running back, but with the first-team unlikely to play much if at all in the fourth preseason game, this might be the last chance to get Johnson run with the starters before the regular season. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.31 (1981st)
     
  • Rishard Matthews having most consistent camp
    Dolphins OC Bill Lazor said WR Rishard Matthews is having his most consistent camp.

    Advice: "He’s made plays in virtually every practice — down the field, physical plays, fast plays," Lazor said. "I’m really proud of him and rooting for him." Matthews tried to force his way out of Miami after the Dolphins added three receivers this offseason, but it appears he has settled into the No. 5 spot on the depth chart. The 25-year-old has flashed when given opportunities in the past and could be an interesting trade chip if Miami feels comfortable with their depth at wide receiver. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:25 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.15 (2585th)
     
  • Aaron Dobson was playing for his job?
    ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss believes Aaron Dobson "might have been playing for a job" on Friday night.

    Advice: If that is the case, Dobson's night could not have gone much worse. He was out-muscled by Peanut Tillman on a 50-50 ball the defender eventually came down with, and he did not come back to the ball on Tom Brady's second interception of the night. With injuries mounting, it would be surprising if the Patriots gave up on the 2013 second-round pick this season, but it is certainly not outside the realm of possibilities. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:15 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.29 (2669th)
     
  • Dan Orlovsky expected to win backup QB job
    Dan Orlovsky is "well ahead" of Kellen Moore for the Lions' backup quarterback job.

    Advice: Moore opened camp with the second-team offense, but he has been outplayed by Orlovsky. Through three preseason games, Orlovsky has completed 23-of-38 passes with three touchdowns and no interceptions. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:52 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.20 (2701st)
     
  • Aaron Dobson has rough night
    Aaron Dobson had two catches for 51 yards on five targets in New England's third preseason game.

    Advice: Dobson had a night to forget playing with the Tom Brady group. He was at fault on Tom Brady's first "interception" -- really a fumble by Dobson that was stripped by Peanut Tillman -- and Dobson was also flagged for blocking in the back. Even with Julian Edelman and Brandon LaFell sidelined, Dobson remains off the redraft radar. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:32 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.29 (2669th)
     
  • Corey Brown continues to struggle with drops
    Corey Brown managed one catch for five yards on seven targets in the Panthers' third preseason game.

    Advice: It was a disastrous game for Brown, who dropped a touchdown for the second consecutive week. He also had a bad drop on a third-down pass. Brown is the favorite to start opposite Devin Funchess in two-wide sets, but isn't a recommended late-round flyer. Brown has two catches for 14 yards through three preseason games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:28 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.29 (203rd)
     
  • Mariota plays 1st half of 3rd preseason game
    Marcus Mariota completed 7-of-11 passes for 99 yards and rushed three times for 22 yards in the Titans' third preseason game.

    Advice: Mariota was a strict pocket quarterback in Tennessee's first two preseason games. He took a read-option play on the Titans' second drive in this one and gained 12 yards on the keeper. Mariota wasn't quite as sharp as he has been against the Chiefs -- he missed Delanie Walker for a potential big play on an underthrow -- but it's been quite an impressive exhibition season for the No. 2 overall pick. Mariota offers upside as a late-QB2 fantasy pick. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    32.86 (22nd)
     
  • Chris Johnson returns to Cardinals practice
    Chris Johnson (hamstring) returned to Cardinals practice on Friday.

    Advice: Johnson should be all systems go moving forward. He's competing for playing time in Arizona's backfield with David Johnson and Andre Ellington. We suspect Ellington will open the season as the Cardinals' lead back, but the coaching staff may ultimately opt to "ride the hot hand" in committee fashion. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:00 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.31 (1981st)
     
  • CJ?K expected to make 53-man roster
    NFL.com reports Chris Johnson is expected to make the Cardinals' 53-man roster.

    Advice: Andie Hagemann reports CJ?K has "made a positive impression on his new teammates overall," and that he'll eventually "share the workload behind starter Andre Ellington." Johnson does seem likely to make the roster as veteran insurance for a young, injury prone running back corps, but David Johnson could send CJ to No. 3 status with another big game this weekend. CJ is missing Arizona's regular season dress rehearsal with a hamstring injury. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:08 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.31 (1981st)
     
  • Chris Johnson injury less than expected
    Coach Bruce Arians has upgraded Chris Johnson's (hamstring) injury outlook to "day to day."

    Advice: The Cardinals originally feared Johnson's hamstring injury would sideline him 1-2 weeks. Johnson needs to get healthy just to hold off rookie David Johnson for the No. 2 back job behind Andre Ellington. David had a big second preseason week, showing well on traditional carries and catching two balls. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:59 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.31 (1981st)
     
  • Whisenhunt: Green-Beckham a work in progress
    Coach Ken Whisenhunt indicated rookie Dorial Green-Beckham remains a work in progress entering the Titans' third preseason game.

    Advice: Green-Beckham has flashed big time on the field, ripping off a 32-yard gain in the Titans' preseason opener and catching four balls for 40 yards in the second exhibition week. Whisenhunt, however, noted that Green-Beckham cost the team a 37-yard gain with a miscue on Sunday night and says Green-Beckham is "still finding his way" and "has some catching up to do." Green-Beckham did run with the ones a bit on Sunday. He's climbing the ladder. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:24 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.43 (2537th)
     
  • Mariota solid in brief appearance
    Marcus Mariota completed 5-of-8 passes for 59 yards and rushed once for a one-yard gain in the Titans' second preseason game.

    Advice: Although he generated only one splash play in limited work -- a 35-yard connection to TE Craig Stevens -- Mariota looked cool and composed before giving way to Zach Mettenberger. Mariota should've had a first-half touchdown pass, but it was dropped by third-down back Dexter McCluster. The No. 2 overall draft pick is now 12-of-16 passing for 153 yards, one touchdown, and one pick through two preseason affairs. Coming from the Oregon spread, Mariota has largely operated as a pocket quarterback so far in the exhibition season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:29 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    32.86 (22nd)
     
  • CJ2K out a week or two with pulled hamstring
    Chris Johnson will miss a week or two with a pulled hamstring.

    Advice: He suffered the injury at Thursday's practice and could be sidelined for the remainder of Arizona's preseason slate. It's been a tough offseason for Johnson, who was injured in a drive-by shooting and didn't sign with a team until August. He's hoping to be the Cards' No. 2 back behind starter Andre Ellington. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:28 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.31 (1981st)
     
  • Trent Richardson again fails to shine
    Trent Richardson rushed five times for five yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings.

    Advice: T-Rich has just 23 yards on 10 preseason carries (2.3 YPC). His roster odds are hanging on for dear life. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:27 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.71 (2599th)
     
  • James White leads Pats with 23 rushing yards
    James White led the Patriots with 23 rushing yards in Saturday's preseason win against the Saints.

    Advice: White started New England's comeback with a three-yard touchdown to open the fourth quarter. He also made his presence felt in the passing game with a 20-yard catch on his only target of the night. White is a candidate to replace Shane Vereen on passing downs, though he faces stiff competition from Travaris Cadet and Brandon Bolden. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:01 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.31 (161st)
     
  • Cody Latimer starts, catches one pass
    Cody Latimer caught one pass for eight yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.

    Advice: It was his only target of the night. Latimer was starting in place of Emmanuel Sanders, who was out with a hamstring injury. The second-year wideout has done everything the Broncos have asked him to this preseason. Unfortunately, Latimer won't reach his full fantasy potential unless Sanders or Demaryius Thomas misses extended time. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:20 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.62 (157th)
     
  • Corey Brown held catchless vs Miami
    Corey Brown was held without a catch in the Panthers second preseason game.

    Advice: Brown started opposite Ted Ginn in two-wide sets. He had a drop on the second drive, and couldn’t come up with a would-be 28-yard touchdown. Panthers beat writers expect Brown to open the season as Carolina's No. 2 wideout, but he isn't more than a late-round flyer. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:58 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.29 (203rd)
     
  • Corey Brown showing improved route running
    The Panthers' official website said WR Corey Brown "has improved his route-running and his understanding of the offense."

    Advice: Primarily a deep threat his rookie year, it would help Carolina if Brown could turn into a more complete receiver following the season-ending ACL injury to Kelvin Benjamin. Brown's only target in the preseason opener was a deep shot, but his usage in what is expected to be a start this week will be something to watch. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:14 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.29 (203rd)
     
  • Freeman and Coleman 'getting close'
    Falcons coach Dan Quinn said RBs Devonta Freeman (hamstring) and Tevin Coleman (hamstring) are "getting close" to returning.

    Advice: Both players returned to practice this week, but they were held out of the second preseason game. Barring any setbacks, both should get carries during the regular season dress rehearsal. With not much time left to separate themselves, Freeman and Coleman look poised to open the season as a running back by committee. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.26 (74th)
     
  • Jeremy Kerley suffers concussion vs. Falcons
    Jeremy Kerley suffered a concussion in Friday's preseason game.

    Advice: The injury came on a night were Kerley was buried with the second team. Kerley's roster spot should be secure, but it's not guaranteed. He's week to week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:30 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.27 (2438th)
     
  • Jeremy Kerley works with the second team
    Jeremy Kerley caught two passes for 38 yards in the Jets' second preseason game.

    Advice: Kerley worked primarily with the second-team offense and appears to have been leapfrogged on the depth chart by Quincy Enunwa. Both of Kerley's receptions came courtesy backup Bryce Petty. Kerley's contract and special teams value should keep him on the roster, but he is unlikely to have a large role in the offense. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:38 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.27 (2438th)
     
  • Palmer: CJ?K a 'really, really good fit'
    Carson Palmer called newly-signed RB Chris Johnson a "really, really good fit" for the Cardinals' offense.

    Advice: "This is the kind of scheme that he can get put in certain situations where he has a mismatch," Palmer said. "We have a bunch of guys outside you’ve got to worry about and you’ve got to worry about him splitting the gap and taking it all the way." Palmer may be giving the aging Johnson too much big-play credit. Johnson has just nine runs of 20-plus yards the last two seasons and has zero of more than 50 yards. Still, this is another indication Johnson will be given a real shot to earn carries in the Cardinals' backfield. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:18 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.31 (1981st)
     
  • Aaron Dobson dealing with hamstring injury
    Aaron Dobson is dealing with a hamstring injury.

    Advice: The injury isn’t considered serious, but Dobson was held out of the preseason opener and is rehabbing away from the team. Dobson projects to open the season as New England’s No. 4 wideout. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:06 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.29 (2669th)
     
  • Arians indicates RB job open to competition
    Coach Bruce Arians "left open the possibility" that Chris Johnson could emerge as the Cardinals' "featured tailback."

    Advice: Arians also suggested Johnson could play himself off the roster, but he certainly sounds open to utilizing Johnson heavily if it's warranted. "If he wins it," said Arians, referring to Arizona's starting job. "I'm open to anything once you win it." Arians is planning on a truly merit-based backfield distribution, and stopped short Tuesday when given an opportunity to anoint Andre Ellington the Cardinals' starter. The Cardinals also got SPARQy third-round pick David Johnson back into the mix at Tuesday's practice. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:18 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.31 (1981st)
     
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