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  • Bill O'Brien says Washington is current No. 2
    Coach Bill O'Brien said "right now" Nate Washington is the No. 2 receiver opposite DeAndre Hopkins.

    Advice: Rookie Jaelen Strong and veteran Cecil Shorts are Washington's competition for the gig. While Hopkins will remain on the field at all times and gobble up targets, O'Brien figures to mix and match his Nos. 2 and 3 receivers with Washington operating as a deep threat and Shorts seeing action in the slot. Strong will have to outplay the veterans to earn a year-one role, even if he has the most upside. Rotoworld.com 47 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.66 (2425th)
  • Abdullah expected to handle old Bush role
    The Lions' website anticipates second-round pick Ameer Abdullah playing "a similar role as Reggie Bush did" in OC Joe Lombardi's offense.

    Advice: Bush averaged 10.5 touches per game in 2014, though his effectiveness and availability were limited by a recurring ankle injury. We'd consider 10.5 touches a game to be Abdullah's rookie-year floor. In Monday's practice, beat writer Tim Twentyman says Abdullah "showed vision and burst" and described Abdullah as a back that "gets to full speed quick and is shifty in the open field." Rotoworld.com Today, 4:47 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.39 (122nd)
  • Breshad Perriman misses 4th straight practice
    Breshad Perriman (knee) has missed four straight Ravens practices.

    Advice: Perriman is nursing a bruise on his knee. The first-round pick remains the favorite to open the season as Baltimore's starting X receiver opposite Steve Smith Sr., but still needs to secure that role on the practice field and in preseason games. Kamar Aiken and Marlon Brown are also vying for snaps. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:35 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.09 (102nd)
  • Lovie confirms Martin will be Bucs lead back
    Coach Lovie Smith confirmed Doug Martin will be the Bucs' "lead" back this season.

    Advice: "We talked about being able to establish the run," said Smith. "Doug will be the lead guy doing that, so it's very important that we open up some holes and let him do his thing." On a Bucs team with a 6.5-game Vegas Win Total, Martin is expected to be a two-down back only, ceding passing-down snaps to Charles Sims. Still, Martin has value-pick potential at his seventh-round ADP. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:26 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.68 (76th)
  • Gio Bernard won't get as much work as Hill
    The Cincinnati Enquirer confirms Gio Bernard "won't have near as many touches" as Jeremy Hill this season.

    Advice: Hill is a bellcow back with three-down tools and the best pass blocker on the Bengals. Bernard could mix in more during games where the Bengals fall behind on the scoreboard, but this is a relatively high-powered offense and the defense is likely to be much improved in DC Paul Guenther's second year. We don't anticipate the Bengals playing from behind often. In all likelihood, Gio will have a difficult time living up to his fourth-/fifth-round ADP. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.37 (86th)
  • Colts working on extension for WR T.Y. Hilton
    NFL Network's Rand Getlin reports the Colts are "working diligently" toward an extension with contract-year WR T.Y. Hilton.

    Advice: Getlin does acknowledge there is "no definitive timeline" for a deal to be finalized. Although many assumed Hilton was as good as gone after the Colts used a first-round draft pick on Phillip Dorsett, both local and national media have reported Indianapolis remains intent on locking up Hilton long term. Hilton's Dynasty owners, in particular, should hope for a deal. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:44 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.24 (72nd)
  • 49ers don't want defined roles at RB
    First-year 49ers OC Geep Chryst says he does not want "tightly defined roles" in San Francisco's backfield this season.

    Advice: Chryst also said he has "no idea" how the depth chart will shake out. "That's what we need camp to find out." Carlos Hyde remains the front-runner for early-down work, while Reggie Bush should be the top option in passing situations. Kendall Hunter and rookie Mike Davis are also vying for tailback snaps. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:38 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.04 (49th)
  • Belichick talks up James White
    Patriots coach Bill Belichick talked up second-year RB James White following Monday's training camp practice.

    Advice: White is getting the first crack at New England's "Vereen Role," ahead of oddly-ballyhooed Travaris Cadet. "A guy who can really play on all three downs," is how Belichick described 2014 fourth-round pick White. "Quality guy, smart, team oriented." Whereas Cadet has scant NFL pass-protection experience, White was one of the best pass-blocking backs in last year's draft. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:45 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.92 (213th)
  • Eddie Royal headed for 'a big year'?
    After observing the beginning of Bears camp, NFL reporter Dan Pompei said he'll be "very surprised" if Eddie Royal "doesn't have a big year."

    Advice: Quietly, Royal was a top-35 fantasy receiver in San Diego each of the past two years despite playing a limited, slot-only role. With Kevin White (shin, conditioning) out indefinitely, Royal is in prime position to open the season as the Bears' starting Z receiver, moving inside in sub-packages. Royal could be a cheap source of 70-plus catches near the end of fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:37 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.19 (199th)
  • Chris Matthews getting run with Seahawks 1s
    Seahawks WR Chris Matthews is "getting more run with the top-end rotation" early in training camp.

    Advice: He seems to be mixing into three-receiver sets with Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse. Matthews, of course, came out of almost-literally nowhere to star in Seattle's Super Bowl loss to New England, catching four balls for 109 yards and a touchdown on just 17 offensive snaps. In an ideal world, 25-year-old Matthews would unseat Kearse as the Seahawks' starting Z receiver. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:02 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.25 (2450th)
  • Julio Jones sheds five pounds
    Julio Jones has shed five pounds and believes the weight loss has added "another gear" to his speed.

    Advice: He's down to 224. Coming out of Alabama in 2011, Jones measured 6-foot-3, 220 at the Scouting Combine and ran an official forty time of 4.42. With Roddy White going on 34, a weak tight end situation, and a committee at running back, the Falcons are going to need Julio to carry their offense most weeks. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:27 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.32 (25th)
  • Darren McFadden still on shelf at camp
    Darren McFadden (hamstring) remains sidelined at Cowboys camp.

    Advice: McFadden missed the first week of practices with a left hamstring injury, after missing much of the spring with a right hamstring injury. "That’s natural that it could cause an inordinate concern, because that has plagued him," owner Jerry Jones said. "But I’m not worried. I’m thankful it’s happening right now. The plan for these guys is to be out there against the Giants (in Week 1)." Rotoworld.com Today, 1:17 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.06 (134th)
  • Leonard Hankerson early star of Falcons camp
    According to the Falcons' website, Leonard Hankerson has been "the best wide receiver at Flowery Branch so far."

    Advice: It should be noted that Roddy White is taking it slow on his balky knee. Still, Hankerson appears to have parlayed his big spring into a productive early summer. "I think it’s the length, he’s got such a big catching radius," coach Dan Quinn said. "You’ve probably seen some of the sideline plays, he’s got such a knack for keeping it in bounds and going to stretch for the ball, so that’s probably one of the biggest things that stand out for me with Hankerson." Hankerson has the inside track on the Falcons' third receiver job. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:05 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.11 (2307th)
  • Titans to continue with committee backfield
    ESPN Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky expects the team to employ a committee at running back this season.

    Advice: "I know people want an RB1, but likely it's (going to be a) running back by committee," were Kuharsky's words as he broke down the Titans' backfield from a fantasy perspective. Noting fifth-rounder David Cobb figured to feature prominently inside, Kuharsky also said Cobb has been "lit into frequently" for his failures in pass protection early in camp. Cobb remains behind both Bishop Sankey and Antonio Andrews on the Titans' depth chart. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:04 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.67 (2325th)
  • Jay Gruden talks up Jordan Reed
    Redskins coach Jay Gruden "(feels) a difference" with Jordan Reed this summer.

    Advice: Reed is finally 100 percent healthy, and Gruden believes he has "more confidence in his strength in regards to his blocking." Reed's pass-catching upside is through the roof, but he left something to be desired as a blocker last season. The return of Niles Paul has also dented Reed's 2015 fantasy appeal. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:56 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.36 (165th)
  • Travaris Cadet has created positive momentum
    ESPN Boston believes Patriots RB Travaris Cadet has created "positive momentum" in the early days of camp.

    Advice: Reporter Mike Reiss does admit that Cadet is "still an unknown" in pass protection. Proving to Bill Belichick that he can pick up the blitz will be all important for Cadet in his quest for third-down duties. He's battling James White and Dion Lewis. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:30 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.61 (2526th)
  • Andre Ellington dealing with tight hamstring
    Andre Ellington is dealing with a "tight" hamstring.

    Advice: It's obviously not a major issue, but a reminder of Ellington's fragility, and the absurdity of coach Bruce Arians' claim that Ellington will handle 20 weekly touches this season. Ellington simply isn't durable enough to be a full-time back, and the sooner the Cardinals realize as such, the better. It should be noted that rookie David Johnson is nursing a tight hammy, as well. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:16 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.82 (40th)
  • RB Morris working to become better receiver
    The Washington Post reports Alfred Morris is "working to improve his receiving skills."

    Advice: Stop us if you've heard this one before. "Just working on running routes and being open," Morris said. "So, yeah, I’m just building my confidence out here in camp and in OTAs and just continue to press forward and see what happens." Morris has averaged a meager 12.3 receptions across three NFL seasons. Rookie Matt Jones is the heavy favorite for third-down duties this year. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:49 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.85 (52nd)
  • Troy Niklas comes off the active/NFI list
    Cardinals activated TE Troy Niklas (ankle, hamstring) from the active/NFI list.

    Advice: Niklas was recovering from a June ankle scope. His practice reps should remain limited for the foreseeable future, while he may not be ready for the first preseason game. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.26 (209th)
  • Still no timetable for Kevin White's return
    Bears first-round WR Kevin White (shin) has now been sidelined for more than six weeks.

    Advice: White continues to make progress, but remains on active/PUP. The Bears have declined to give any kind of timetable or reveal the exact nature of his injury. "I hope sooner rather than later, but that's just a hope," coach John Fox said. Once cleared, White will have a lot of ground to make up under notorious rookie hater Fox. Alshon Jeffery, Martellus Bennett, Matt Forte and Eddie Royal are all competent targets for Jay Cutler. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:24 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.66 (150th)
  • Eagles intend to keep and use Tim Tebow?
    People who are "plugged in" with the Eagles believe the team intends to keep Tim Tebow on the final roster.

    Advice: Additionally, those people say Chip Kelly intends to actually use Tebow in games. We'll believe that when we see it, especially with Kelly saying repetitive accuracy is the No. 1 thing he looks for in a quarterback. For now, Tebow is just trying to beat out Matt Barkley for the No. 3 gig behind Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:11 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2369th)
  • Victor Cruz looking 'solid' so far
    Beat writer Jordan Raanan says Victor Cruz (knee) looks "solid" so far at camp.

    Advice: Cruz doesn't look "quite as shifty and explosive," but that's to be expected as he's just 10 months removed from a nasty patellar tendon tear. His ability to go to the ground on his knee, make catches and pop back up is encouraging. For now, Cruz appears to be on track for Week 1. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:55 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.29 (132nd)
  • Cowboys insist they'll use RBBC
    The Cowboys continue to insist they will use a committee in the backfield.

    Advice: Beat writer Todd Archer recently suggested Joe Randle could handle 15 carries a game, Darren McFadden ten, and Lance Dunbar five. "Slim. Probably slim. Slim," RBs coach Gary Brown replied when asked if a DeMarco Murray-type feature back will emerge. "We’re going to try to spread that out and keep guys fresh." Owner Jerry Jones suggested the Cowboys will be able to almost manufacture Murray by using Randle and McFadden together: "To some degree, that’s the kind of back — if you add those two together — that we had in Murray." Rotoworld.com Today, 5:33 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.06 (134th)
  • Odell Beckham working in full
    Odell Beckham (hamstring) is participating on a "pitch count" as Giants camp opens.

    Advice: Beckham is getting a few reps off in team work, but is starting and finishing practices. The hamstring he mildly tweaked during OTAs is not an issue. Per NJ.com, Beckham was "the best and most explosive player on the field" during the first session last week. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:00 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.22 (36th)
  • Rivers, Stevie are building rapport
    The Union-Tribune singled out Stevie Johnson as a player building rapport with Philip Rivers early in camp.

    Advice: Johnson's herky-jerky route running can be an issue for some quarterbacks, but shouldn't be a problem for the savvy Rivers. With Eddie Royal gone, Antonio Gates suspended and Malcom Floyd on the verge of retirement, there's plenty of opportunity here. Johnson's current ADP is around the 12th round. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:52 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.38 (160th)
  • Rivers talks won't go on after Aug. 13
    Philip Rivers and the Chargers aren't expected to negotiate once the preseason starts on Aug. 13.

    Advice: If a deal isn't done by that preseason opener against the Cowboys, extension talks will be tabled until after the season. It's an artificial deadline, but one that was effective in getting the Russell Wilson deal done in Seattle. Rivers, 33, is heading into the final year of the $98 million contract he signed in August of 2009. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:50 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.08 (13th)
  • Arians: Ellington to get 20 touches per game
    Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Sunday he envisions Andre Ellington handling 20 touches per game this season.

    Advice: Arians emphasized that Ellington's touches will involve receptions, and not just carries. Ellington handled over 22 touches per game last season, but averaged an anemic 3.3 yards per carry and broke down physically, ending the year on injured reserve. The Cardinals are miscasting Ellington as a true feature back. Rookie David Johnson will make his case for a backfield role in preseason games. Johnson is essentially a bigger, more athletic version of Ellington with arguably even more-dynamic pass-catching ability. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:48 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.82 (40th)
  • David Cobb practicing with broken finger
    Titans rookie RB David Cobb suffered a broken finger in Saturday's training camp practice.

    Advice: He returned to practice on Sunday. A fifth-round draft pick, Cobb has been working behind Bishop Sankey and Antonio Andrews at Titans camp. One beat writer noted Saturday that Cobb has seen very few practice reps thus far. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:22 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.67 (2325th)
  • Breshad Perriman still out with bruised knee
    Breshad Perriman's bruised knee may keep him out longer than expected though the Ravens don't consider it a long-term injury.

    Advice: Perriman suffered the injury on the first day of training camp. The first-round pick struggled with drops at minicamp but should be a productive fantasy contributor when he finally gets healthy. He's filling Torrey Smith's old role as Joe Flacco's primary deep threat alongside veteran Steve Smith Sr. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:12 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.09 (102nd)
  • John Fox discusses Kevin White's situation
    Bears coach John Fox insisted Saturday that first-round pick Kevin White (shin) is "making progress" while on the active/PUP list.

    Advice: White is dealing with some sort of shin injury while also working to improve his cardio, which essentially means he's out of shape. "It’s fair to say he is doing (cardio work) at some level, some phase," Fox said. "He’s making progress." White has missed multiple practices now since Bears camp started. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:01 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.66 (150th)
  • James White favorite for Pats 3rd-down RB job
    Sophomore RB James White is working with the first team as the third-down back in Patriots camp.

    Advice: CSN New England's Tom Curran said it "seems" the Patriots are going to give White the first crack to earn the third-down job vacated by Shane Vereen. Even if White wins the competition, he will likely cede touches to Travaris Cadet, Dion Lewis or Brandon Bolden at times. It is unlikely any of the Patriots' passing-down options earn the almost 10 touches a game Vereen saw the last two seasons. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.92 (213th)
  • Abdullah, Riddick sharing 1st-team reps
    With Joique Bell (Achilles', knee) still on the shelf, Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick are sharing first-team reps at Lions camp.

    Advice: "We feel good about where he is, what he’s done, the ability he has," coach Jim Caldwell said of Abdullah. "The evaluation process continues." Caldwell did admit that "it's tough for young players to come into this league and stand out." If all of the red flags on Bell's health are indeed serious, however, the Lions will need their second-round pick to "stand out" in very short order. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:29 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.39 (122nd)
  • Perriman day to day with knee bruise
    Breshad Perriman is "day to day" after suffering a knee injury at Ravens camp on Thursday.

    Advice: The Ravens say Perriman's knee injury is a bruise. With Perriman on the shelf at Friday's practice, fill-in Kamar Aiken dropped two passes. Perriman figures to be back on the practice field by no later than early next week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:16 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.09 (102nd)
  • Odell Beckham avoids PUP list to begin camp
    Odell Beckham (hamstring) is beginning Giants camp on the active roster.

    Advice: Per reporter Jordan Raanan, Beckham will be "eased in" after missing a good chunk of OTAs. The only thing standing between Beckham and top-five status at receiver this season is his hamstrings. He has WR1 overall upside. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:07 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.22 (36th)
  • Victor Cruz avoids PUP list to begin camp
    Victor Cruz (knee) has avoided the PUP list to begin training camp, but will be "eased in."

    Advice: Cruz has made surprisingly-fast progress since tearing his patellar tendon last Week 6, and is tentatively expected to play in the preseason. He should be ready to go for Week 1. With Odell Beckham established as one of the best wideouts in the NFL, Cruz is no longer a WR1/2, but checks in as an upside WR3. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:04 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.29 (132nd)
  • McFadden's hamstring injury to 'other one'
    Darren McFadden's hamstring injury is not to the leg that sidelined him in OTAs.

    Advice: Unbelievable. (But not really.) Coach Jason Garrett is "hopeful" DMC will be back in a "week or so," but the Cowboys are learning all they need to know about McFadden's lack of durability. McFadden was already far from a roster lock, but his inability to stay on the field in even shorts and a t-shirt is likely doing major damage to his 53-man odds. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.06 (134th)
  • Julio's rep having long-term talks with ATL
    Contract-year WR Julio Jones says his agent is engaged in long-term talks with the Falcons.

    Advice: It's not known how far along the sides are. ESPN's Vaughn McClure reported earlier this month that there was a "general sense" a deal could get done by the start of camp, but it didn't happen. Week 1 is the new artificial deadline. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:09 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.32 (25th)
  • Darren McFadden beginning camp on PUP list
    Cowboys placed RB Darren McFadden on the active/PUP list with a hamstring injury.

    Advice: Act surprised. With his career running on fumes, McFadden has been battling a hamstring issue since OTAs. We'd like to say he's day to day for the start of camp, but you never know with someone who has suffered as many injuries as DMC. McFadden's roster spot is far from assured. It's possible he's eventually replaced by free agent Chris Johnson. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:29 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.06 (134th)
  • Kevin White's shin injury not a big deal
    Coach John Fox downplayed Kevin White's shin injury Thursday.

    Advice: White's shin has been nagging for a while and Fox won't reveal exactly what is wrong. "He is day to day. It is not a long-term thing. It's a shin. Something that shouldn't be long-term," Fox said. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:34 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.66 (150th)
  • Jordan Reed's procedure was stem cell
    Jordan Reed said the procedure he underwent on his knee in May was a stem cell shot.

    Advice: It was assumed that Reed did a scope on his knee after experiencing soreness during OTAs. The fact that he went the stem cell route is encouraging and lends some hope that he can sustain health. When Reed is on the field and feeling good, he's a matchup nightmare for defenses. It's worth tracking his battle with Niles Paul at camp. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:18 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.36 (165th)
  • Breshad Perriman opens camp with the starters
    Ravens rookie WR Breshad Perriman ran with the starters as training camp opened Thursday.

    Advice: The WR-needy Ravens didn't use the No. 26 overall pick on Perriman to have him sit. Although Kamar Aiken soaked up plenty of first-team reps during the spring, Perriman is the prototypical size/speed specimen that will have to fall flat on his face to lose the job. With only 36-year-old Steve Smith and unproven tight ends as competition for targets, Perriman has value at his ninth-round ADP. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:34 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.09 (102nd)
  • Carlos Hyde (calf) removed from active/NFI
    Carlos Hyde (calf) has been cleared for training camp.

    Advice: Hyde spent one day on the active/NFI list. He won't miss any training camp time. Hyde remains the favorite for early down work in a committee with Reggie Bush. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.04 (49th)
  • Cardinals place Troy Niklas on active/PUP
    Cardinals placed TE Troy Niklas (ankle, hamstring) on active/PUP.

    Advice: Niklas is a reserve/PUP candidate after undergoing June ankle surgery. He was listed on the Cardinals' active/PUP list with a hamstring injury, however. Niklas was a non-factor as a rookie, primarily due to injuries, appearing in only seven games. We don't have high hopes for him in Dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.26 (209th)
  • Jordan Reed (knee) full-go for Redskins camp
    Jordan Reed (knee) has been fully cleared for the start of training camp.

    Advice: The Redskins held Reed out of OTAs and minicamp following a clean-up on his knee. Coming off a zero-touchdown season, it will be interesting to see whether the Redskins make Reed fight to keep his first-string job. They re-signed Niles Paul to a three-year, $6 million contract in the offseason. The current front office and coaching staff did not bring Reed to Washington. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:05 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.36 (165th)
  • Kevin White (shin) opens Bears camp on PUP
    Bears placed WR Kevin White (shin) on active/PUP.

    Advice: White has been battling the shin issue for a while now, as he also sat out all of minicamp. It doesn't sound overly serious, but White is missing important time with the offense. The Bears want him to get his conditioning up before sending him in to compete with Marquess Wilson and Eddie Royal for snaps. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:17 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.66 (150th)
  • 49ers to replace Frank Gore w/ RB committee?
    CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco expects the 49ers to replace Frank Gore with "more than one person."

    Advice: In other words, the 49ers would use a running back committee. Maiocco states Carlos Hyde "is best-suited to be the back on base downs and short-yardage situations," but he is going to lose passing-game work to Reggie Bush and/or Kendall Hunter. Soft-handed FB Bruce Miller will also siphon some receptions. As a likely two-down back on a team with a 6.5-game Vegas Win Total, Hyde is best viewed as a low-end RB2 pick in re-draft leagues. Hyde opened camp on the active/PUP list with "what is believed to be a minor calf strain." Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:07 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.04 (49th)
  • Carlos Hyde beginning camp on NFI list
    49ers placed RB Carlos Hyde on the active/NFI list.

    Advice: It's believed to be a day-to-day issue, but still unideal for a player who is supposed to take control of the 49ers' backfield this season. Hyde missed time earlier this offseason with a leg issue. He should be good to go for San Francisco's first preseason game. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.04 (49th)
  • Amukamara raves about Cruz's rehab
    Giants CB Prince Amukamara raved about Victor Cruz (knee) after the duo worked out together recently.

    Advice: "I'm telling you, this guy looked fab... I'm telling you. Remember that I said this. This guy looks faster now than he did before," Amukamara said. "I was just looking at him and was like, 'Man, how is this possible?'" Of course, Amukamara is Cruz's teammate and friend, and he's also a very optimistic guy. We're still passing on Cruz in fantasy drafts as he comes off a devastating patellar tear. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:50 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.29 (132nd)
  • Agent talking long-term Hilton deal with Indy
    Agent Drew Rosenhaus tells Bleacher Report's Jason Cole he's talking with the Colts about a long-term contract for T.Y. Hilton.

    Advice: Per Cole, Hilton is seeking Dez Bryant/Demaryius Thomas money, which is $14 million per year. That might seem high for the pint-sized wideout, but the salary cap is expected to take a significant jump in 2016. Cole expects a deal to get done "relatively soon." We're not as sure, especially after the Colts drafted Hilton-clone Phillip Dorsett. Indy may want to take care of Andrew Luck before handing out any other long-term deals. Rotoworld.com Jul 27, 10:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.24 (72nd)
  • Washington, Shorts projected as starters
    ESPN Texans reporter Tania Ganguli projects Nate Washington and Cecil Shorts to be Week 1 starters opposite DeAndre Hopkins.

    Advice: Third-round rookie Jaelen Strong had a rough offseason and will open camp no higher than Houston's No. 4 receiver. Washington and Shorts will fight for the top complementary role behind Hopkins. 27-year-old Shorts probably offers the highest ceiling here, even if it's limited. Washington turns 32 next month. Rotoworld.com Jul 24, 10:43 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.66 (2425th)
  • Breshad Perriman projected as starter
    ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley projects first-round pick Breshad Perriman as the starting wideout opposite Steve Smith Sr.

    Advice: This may seem obvious to most considering Perriman's first-round pedigree, but Perriman only rotated with the first team at spring practices, sharing time with Kamar Aiken and Marlon Brown. Aiken actually got the most reps with the ones. Hensley acknowledges Perriman is "trying to beat out" Aiken and Brown. Rotoworld.com Jul 24, 9:50 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.09 (102nd)
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