Great Gridiron Gamers (ID# 23205)
  • Jonas Gray the Patriots top big back
    ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss confirms Jonas Gray now projects as the Patriots top "big back."

    Advice: Gray is ahead of both Brandon Bolden and James White. The 2012 UDFA out of Notre Dame was expected to have a bigger role than the three carries he got in Week 7, but the Patriots got absolutely dominated in time of possession and didn't want to challenge the Jets' elite run defense. In different game-flow situations, Gray could have a real role. He's worth adding in deeper formats. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:23 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    6.64 (238th)
  • Jags not sure if Denard can handle big work
    A source tells ESPN Jags reporter Mike DiRocco that the coaches "still aren't sure if [Denard] Robinson is capable of handling a heavy workload each week."

    Advice: Robinson ripped apart the Browns' atrocious run defense last week for 22-127-1 and has earned another start. Don't expect 20-carry games to become the norm. The 197-pound "Shoelace" typically won't have gameflow on his side and also Toby Gerhart (foot) is coming back this week to pair with third-down back Jordan Todman. Furthermore, the Jags bottom-five offensive line is going to have its hands more than full with a very strong Dolphins front this week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:14 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.12 (104th)
  • Chris Polk (hamstring) probable for Week 8
    Chris Polk (hamstring) is probable for Week 8 against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Polk has been cleared to return from his hamstring injury. He would back up LeSean McCoy if Darren Sproles (questionable, knee) is held out. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:40 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2369th)
  • John Brown (ankle) probable for Week 8
    Cardinals WR John Brown (ankle) practiced fully on Friday and is probable for Week 8 against the Eagles.

    Advice: He won't miss any time with his ankle injury. A situational deep threat, Brown has a 17/197/3 line through six games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:11 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.08 (121st)
  • Jimmy Graham listed as questionable
    Jimmy Graham (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 8 against the Packers, but is expected to play.

    Advice: He was limited in practice all week. Expect more usage for Graham against Green Bay after he was targeted just twice in last Sunday's loss to Detroit, and played fewer than 50 percent of New Orleans' offensive snaps. Rotoworld's Pat Daugherty ranks Graham as this week's No. 4 overall tight end play, behind only Julius Thomas (played Thursday), Rob Gronkowski, and Greg Olsen. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:11 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.93 (45th)
  • Vincent Jackson (ribs) listed as questionable
    Vincent Jackson (ribs) is listed as questionable for Week 8 against the Vikings.

    Advice: V-Jax practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and is expected to play against Minnesota. His status will be worth rechecking Sunday morning, however. On the off chance Jackson were unable to suit up for Week 8, the Bucs would turn to Mike Evans and Louis Murphy as their starting wideouts. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:03 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    13.67 (56th)
  • Benny Cunningham listed as probable
    Benny Cunningham (knee) is listed as probable for Week 8.

    Advice: Cunningham will be part of St. Louis' three-man RBBC in Sunday's clash with Kansas City. His actual workload will be determined during the game. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:39 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    9.91 (1908th)
  • Kenny Britt listed as probable
    Kenny Britt (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 8 at Kansas City.

    Advice: Although Britt is no longer a useful on-field player, the Rams have justified his presence in the starting lineup as critical to their team "leadership." Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:38 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.40 (193rd)
  • Bengals TE Eifert (elbow) to return Week 11?
    The Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner guesses Tyler Eifert (elbow) will return from the injured reserve/designated for return list in Week 11 against the Saints.

    Advice: Eifert is worth rostering for forward-thinking fantasy owners in need of tight end help. He was a big part of OC Hue Jackson's game plan in Week 1, before dislocating the elbow, racking up three early catches for 37 yards. Jermaine Gresham has done nothing to instill confidence as a pass catcher during Eifert's absence, while A.J. Green (toe) is now hobbled and Marvin Jones (foot) is on I.R. Eifert could flirt with TE1 stats down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:18 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1773rd)
  • Colts won't name starter in place of Wayne
    Coach Chuck Pagano was "noncommittal" Wednesday when asked who will start in place of Reggie Wayne (elbow) against the Steelers.

    Advice: Donte Moncrief played more Week 7 snaps than Hakeem Nicks, who has appeared done and then some while seeing decreased playing time in recent weeks for Indy. Third-round pick Moncrief offers a lot more big-play ability and upside at this stage of their respective careers. We're guessing Pagano's refusal to name Nicks the starter hints Moncrief has a real chance to get the nod. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:12 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    9.42 (113th)
  • Chris Ogbonnaya carted off practice field
    Panthers RB Chris Ogbonnaya was carted off the practice field with a groin injury on Friday.

    Advice: He's listed as questionable after experiencing "stiffness" in the groin. The Panthers will use Jonathan Stewart and Darrin Reaves at tailback versus Seattle. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:06 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2295th)
  • Brandon Pettigrew (foot) doubtful for Week 8
    Brandon Pettigrew (foot) is doubtful for Week 8 against the Falcons.

    Advice: It'll be Jordan Thompson and Kellen Davis at tight end for the Lions with Pettigrew, Eric Ebron (hamstring), and Joseph Fauria (ankle) all hurt. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:46 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1848th)
  • Rams still trying to keep RB plans a secret
    Rams OC Brian Schottenheimer said all of his running backs will "have roles for us," and he'll continue to treat it as a week-to-week situation.

    Advice: "I think that’s kind of good for us," Schottenheimer said. "For a defense not to know who they’ve got to prepare for. To know that at any moment it might be a different guy out there." Schottenheimer isn't fooling anyone. Anybody with working eyeballs can see Tre Mason is the Rams' most talented runner. If the Rams want to put the ball in Zac Stacy or Benny Cunningham's hands, they're playing to the defense's advantage. We're not -- and more importantly, defensive coordinators aren't -- buying Schottenheimer's mind trick. Mason's the guy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:00 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    11.90 (96th)
  • Pettigrew a 'big question mark' for Week 8
    Brandon Pettigrew (foot) remained sidelined at Lions practice Friday.

    Advice: Coach Jim Caldwell called Pettigrew "a big question mark" for Sunday's Week 8 game against the Falcons. The Lions could be forced to turn to Jordan Thompson and Kellen Davis at tight end with Eric Ebron and Joseph Fauria also hurt. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:43 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1848th)
  • Malcom Floyd has four-catch evening vs. DEN
    Malcom Floyd caught 4-of-7 targets for 58 yards in San Diego's Week 8 loss to the Broncos.

    Advice: Floyd used his unreal body control to nearly reel in two more catches on difficult deep targets, but had no shot on his third missed connection, a Philip Rivers pick thrown into double coverage. Floyd briefly left with a shoulder injury, but was quickly deemed probable and returned. Floyd is one of the league's very best deep threats, but it doesn't translate to more than WR4/5 value in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:27 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    11.18 (90th)
  • Branden Oliver totals 63 yards versus Broncos
    Branden Oliver rushed 13 times for 36 yards in San Diego's Week 8 loss to the Broncos, adding seven catches for an additional 27 yards.

    Advice: Oliver was lucky to escape with the yards that he did, as he simply got gobbled up by the Broncos' athletic front seven. Oliver didn't have a prayer on over half his carries, and was sitting on -3 yards through his first 12 touches. The Broncos were simply getting too much penetration. Oliver's yardage total would have been even less impressive if not for a meaningless 23-yard scamper on the game's final play. Oliver remains a workload monster, but has another tough Week 9 matchup in the Dolphins. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:10 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.53 (53rd)
  • Kenny Britt gets in full practice Thursday
    Kenny Britt (ankle) returned to Rams practice Thursday, getting in a full session.

    Advice: Britt will be good to go against the Chiefs. As usual, he can't be trusted as more than a WR5 in exceptionally-deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:51 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.40 (193rd)
  • Cunningham (knee) pops up on injury report
    Benny Cunningham was added to the Rams' injury report on Thursday, getting in a limited session with a knee issue.

    Advice: It suggests Cunningham tweaked something in Thursday's practice, though it's unclear if that's the case. The Rams are one of the most lightly-covered teams in the league, so we might not gain clarity until Friday's injury report. A "DNP" on Friday would spell doom for Cunningham's Week 8 chances, while another "limited" to go along with a "questionable" tag would be inconclusive. Regardless of his health, Cunningham can't be trusted as more than an RB3. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:47 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    9.91 (1908th)
  • John Brown (ankle) still limited on Thursday
    Cardinals WR John Brown (ankle) remained limited on Thursday.

    Advice: Brown is expected to suit up for Sunday's game against the Eagles. A situational deep threat, Brown isn't a legit option in re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:53 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.08 (121st)
  • Jimmy Graham remains limited on Thursday
    Jimmy Graham (shoulder) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Graham will likely remain limited on Friday ahead of earning a "questionable" tag for Sunday's game against the Packers. Barring a setback, Graham is going to play, but his workload will be hard to predict after he was limited to two targets in Week 4. With Graham's upside so immense, he's Rotoworld's No. 4 tight end for Week 8 despite his dodgy health. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:13 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.93 (45th)
  • Denard Robinson to remain Jaguars' starter
    Speaking Thursday, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley confirmed Denard Robinson will remain the starting running back for Week 8 even with Toby Gerhart (foot) returning.

    Advice: Bradley said Gerhart will get "some reps," but Gerhart was being phased out of his starting job even before he started missing games. He'll fight for scraps with Jordan Todman and Storm Johnson behind Shoelace. Robinson is the only Jaguars' runner worth starting for Week 8, though he has a difficult matchup in the Dolphins' solid run defense. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:39 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.12 (104th)
  • Vincent Jackson (ribs) practicing in pads
    Vincent Jackson (ribs) practiced in pads on Thursday.

    Advice: He remained "limited." Either way, Jackson's health is not a question mark for Week 8. He'll be good to go as a WR2 against the Vikings. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:23 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    13.67 (56th)
  • Brandon Pettigrew not back at practice
    Brandon Pettigrew (foot) is not practicing Thursday.

    Advice: Just like Eric Ebron (hamstring) and Joe Fauria (ankle), Pettigrew is not expected to play against the Falcons Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:23 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1848th)
  • Jaguars view Denard Robinson as RB of future?
    ESPN's Michael DiRocco believes the Jaguars could have "found their running back of the future" in Denard Robinson.

    Advice: "It may be the Denard Robinson show going forward," DiRocco said. "The Jaguars are going to limit his workload in the 15-20 carry range…but I think the main job is going to be Robinson's." Toby Gerhart resumed practicing Wednesday, and could return this week in a complementary role. Robinson has long-term upside, but will be just an RB3/FLEX in Week 8 against Miami. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:09 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.12 (104th)
  • Kenny Britt (ankle) misses practice
    Kenny Britt (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Britt suffered the injury in Sunday's win over Seattle, but was able to return. The Rams are likely holding him out for rest purposes. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:30 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.40 (193rd)
  • Jimmy Graham limited on Wednesday
    Jimmy Graham (shoulder) was limited on Wednesday.

    Advice: Graham is going to play, but will likely be limited to passing-only situations. Owners will be scared after Graham's zero-catch effort on 30 snaps in Week 7, but the Saints-Packers game has an over-under of 54 points. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:27 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.93 (45th)
  • John Brown (ankle) limited Wednesday
    John Brown (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Coach Bruce Arians said Brown has a sprained ankle. It must be of the mild variety. He remains on track to be a boom-or-bust WR4 against the Eagles in Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:36 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.08 (121st)
  • Chris Polk expects to return in Week 8
    Chris Polk (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Polk has missed the Eagles' first six games. It puts him on track to play in Week 8 against the Cardinals. Polk would back up LeSean McCoy if Darren Sproles (knee) is held out. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:41 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2369th)
  • Vincent Jackson (ribs) held out on Wednesday
    Vincent Jackson (ribs) was limited in practice Wednesday.

    Advice: The Bucs are getting Jackson extended rest coming off their bye. Jackson is fully expected to play in Week 8 against the Vikings. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:07 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    13.67 (56th)
  • Fisher on RBs: It'll be a week-to-week thing
    Coach Jeff Fisher said "it'll be a week-to-week thing" at running back for the Rams.

    Advice: "Zac [Stacy] could get 25 carries this week," Fisher continued. "We had some things in early this week. It was working so we decided to stay with [Tre Mason]. It’s nothing that Zac has done or hasn’t done." Fisher clearly hates fantasy football. He's also never been a coach who favors a committee approach in the backfield. Most weeks, it's going to either be Mason or Stacy. And beat writer Nick Wagoner expects Mason to get the first look Week 8 against the Chiefs. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:05 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    11.90 (96th)
  • Pettigrew misses practice Wednesday
    Brandon Pettigrew (foot) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Pettigrew wasn't even spotted on the practice field in London. The Lions have been hit hard at tight end, losing Eric Ebron (hamstring) and Joseph Fauria (ankle) to injuries the past few weeks. Detroit will hope Pettigrew can play Week 8 against Atlanta, or they'll have to turn to Jordan Thompson and Kellen Davis. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:56 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1848th)
  • Denard Robinson plays heavy snaps vs. Browns
    Denard Robinson played 46-of-74 snaps in Sunday's win over the Browns.

    Advice: Storm Johnson was on the field for 10 snaps in a change-of-pace role. Jordan Todman remained Jacksonville's third-down back, getting 19 snaps. Robinson is expected to keep the starting job going forward, with Toby Gerhart likely to be a complementary option with Johnson when he returns. Robinson is one of the top waiver-adds for Week 8. He's a recommended pickup in Yahoo leagues, where he has WR eligibility. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:19 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.12 (104th)
  • V-Jax doesn't practice Monday
    Vincent Jackson (ribs) sat out Monday's practice.

    Advice: It was just an informal session coming off the Bucs' bye week. Jackson is fully expected to suit up against the Vikings. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:31 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    13.67 (56th)
  • Tre Mason leads STL RBs in snaps
    Tre Mason led Rams running backs by playing on 27-of-51 snaps in Sunday's win over the Seahawks.

    Advice: Benny Cunningham played 19 snaps and Zac Stacy got one. It's clear that Mason has surged to the front of the pile here as the most talented natural runner and is a must-add, but there are major concerns -- most notably in the form of game flow. Mason is a zero in the pass game, which we know is a red flag when a team gets behind. See Andre Williams, Alfred Morris and even Marshawn Lynch for evidence of that. The Rams next five games are at KC, at SF, at ARZ, vs. DEN, at SD. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:15 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    11.90 (96th)
  • Jimmy Graham ends up playing on 30 snaps
    Jimmy Graham played on 30-of-75 snaps in Sunday's loss at Detroit.

    Advice: Graham played enough snaps to be a factor, but he oddly wasn't really a part of the gameplan. He had zero catches on two targets and the Lions defenders said afterward they weren't worried about him. ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett says it's difficult to predict if Graham's role will increase going forward, as the tight end's ability to block and absorb contact are in doubt. Owners can just hang their hat on the fact that he didn't appear to suffer any setbacks Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:22 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.93 (45th)
  • Malcom Floyd held to three catches in loss
    Malcom Floyd caught 3-of-7 targets for 50 yards in San Diego's Week 7 loss to the Chiefs.

    Advice: Floyd also drew a 13-yard defensive pass interference call in the end zone, setting the Bolts up at the one-yard line for their first of two touchdowns. Floyd is one of the league's most-effective deep threats, but his catch and yardage totals vary wildly from week to week. He's not a reliable WR3/4. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:01 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    11.18 (90th)
  • Branden Oliver totals 78 yards in loss to KC
    Branden Oliver rushed 15 times for 67 yards in San Diego's Week 7 loss to the Chiefs, adding two catches for an additional 11 yards.

    Advice: It was another impressive effort from the Sproles-ian rookie, who sustained drives and extended runs with impressive leg drive and unreal balance. Oliver would have gotten more work had the Chiefs not squeezed the life out of the ball, out-possessing San Diego 39 minutes to 21. In three games as the Bolts' feature back, Oliver has racked up 70 touches for 384 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns. He has a tough Week 8 assignment in the Broncos, but will remain in the RB1 discussion for however long Ryan Mathews (MCL) is sidelined. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:37 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.53 (53rd)
  • John Brown goes 2-41 against Raiders
    John Brown secured 2-of-5 targets for 41 yards in the Cardinals' Week 7 win over the Raiders.

    Advice: The Cardinals took a few shots downfield to 4.34 speedster Brown, but couldn't connect until the fourth quarter, when Brown came down with a 22-yarder over the middle against Raiders S Brandian Ross. As the No. 4 option in Arizona's passing game -- behind Michael Floyd, Larry Fitzgerald, and Andre Ellington -- Brown has very little chance to be a consistent producer in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:36 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.08 (121st)
  • Chris Ogbonnaya gets four rushes
    Chris Ogbonnaya rushed four times for 12 yards in Carolina's Week 7 loss to the Packers.

    Advice: Ogbonnaya ran as Jonathan Stewart's clear backup in the absence of DeAngelo Williams (knee), but got out-touched 15-4. Even in the Panthers' chaotic backfield, Ogbonnaya is off the radar in re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:50 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2295th)
  • Kenny Britt goes 2-4-0 in win over Hawks
    Kenny Britt caught two passes for four yards in the Rams' Week 7 win over Seattle.

    Advice: Britt is the outside complement to No. 1 receiver Brian Quick, and the third option in a weak passing game behind both Quick and Jared Cook. Britt hurt his ankle early, but quickly returned. He'll be a WR5/6 against the Chiefs next week. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:40 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.40 (193rd)
  • Cunningham gets start for Rams, scores TD
    Benny Cunningham rushed two times for three yards in the Rams' Week 7 win over the Seahawks, adding five catches for 46 yards and one touchdown.

    Advice: Cunningham got the start for the Rams, playing two plays on the opening-series three-and-out. It was then Tre Mason on early downs the rest of the afternoon, with Cunningham playing passing downs. Zac Stacy played just one snap. Cunningham is the best pass protector in the Rams' backfield, so he's going to have a weekly role as the No. 2. Mason is the new No. 1. Stacy can be dropped. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:05 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    9.91 (1908th)
  • Hakeem Nicks sees one target
    Hakeem Nicks had no catches on one target in Sunday's win over the Bengals.

    Advice: Nicks appears to be falling behind Donte Moncrief (one catch on two targets). If the Colts offense wasn't humming, you can be sure Nicks would be making waves with complaints. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:54 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    9.42 (113th)
  • Jimmy Graham held catchless against the Lions
    Jimmy Graham caught 0-of-2 targets in the Saints' Week 7 loss to the Lions.

    Advice: Graham played around 30 snaps in the game, but was never a factor. His first target did not come until the first drive of the fourth quarter. Thankfully, Graham did not appear to suffer any setbacks during the game. His status will be updated when the Saints resume practicing on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:51 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.93 (45th)
  • Pettigrew lumbers to 28 yards on four catches
    Brandon Pettigrew caught 4-of-6 targets for 28 yards against the Saints Week 7.

    Advice: Pettigrew was thrust into a larger passing-game role with Eric Ebron (hamstring) and Joseph Fauria (ankle) sidelined. He was his usual self, catching short passes and then quickly falling down. Even if Ebron and Fauria are out next week, Pettigrew will be nothing but a very low-ceiling TE2 against the Falcons. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:35 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1848th)
  • Shoelace sparks Jaguars: 22-127-1 in victory
    Denard "Shoelace" Robinson gave the Jaguars a running game in Sunday's Week 7 victory, rushing for 127 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in Jacksonville's win over Cleveland.

    Advice: Looking like a legitimate running back, the converted Michigan quarterback mixed chain-moving gains with explosive runs on the perimeter. He handled the 22 touches compared to Storm Johnson's six, and Jordan Todman's one. "Shoelace" should remain Jacksonville's lead back until further notice, even when Toby Gerhart (foot) returns. The Jaguars will face the Dolphins' stout run defense next. Robinson is worth owning in all leagues, but is likely to struggle on the ground against Miami. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:24 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.12 (104th)
  • Mason takes control of Rams backfield in win
    Tre Mason rushed for 85 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries in the Rams' 28-26, Week 7 win over the Seahawks.

    Advice: After shining last Monday night on nine snaps, Mason was handed the reins against Seattle, out-touching Benny Cunningham 18-7, while Zac Stacy rode the bench, playing one snap and not registering a touch. It sure looks like a changing of the guard. After picking up 24 yards on his first NFL carry last week, Mason ripped off a 28-yarder Sunday. He found the end zone from six yards out in the first quarter. The Rams are going to ride the "hot hand," and Mason has it. Coach Jeff Fisher likes to ride one back. Mason needs to be owned in all formats. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:18 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    11.90 (96th)
  • Kenny Britt leaves Week 7 with ankle injury
    Kenny Britt was forced from Sunday's Week 7 game against the Seahawks with an ankle injury.

    Advice: Britt was hurt while getting tackle on the second play of the game, a minus-two yard reception. As the third or fourth option in the passing game, Britt was a low-upside WR5 play to begin with. Stedman Bailey will pick up the reps. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:13 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.40 (193rd)
  • Glazer: Jimmy Graham to play roughly 30 snaps
    FOX's Jay Glazer said the plan is for Jimmy Graham (shoulder) to play roughly 30 snaps in Sunday's game at Detroit.

    Advice: Graham was averaging 60.7 snaps through the first four weeks of this season. The play count is a rough estimate and could fluctuate based on how he's feeling and situations. As previously reported, Graham's main packages will be in the red zone and on clear passing downs. Note that he needed to take an injection Sunday morning to get through the pain in his shoulder. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:24 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.93 (45th)
  • Report: Bucs open to trading Vincent Jackson
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Buccaneers are "open" to trading Vincent Jackson.

    Advice: "They are getting a ton of calls on him," Rapoport said. "With just one win, I'm told they are open to anything even though they love him as a player." Jackson has a $10 million non-guaranteed base salary, and a $9.8 million non-guaranteed base salary in 2015. If the Buccaneers traded away Jackson, they could move forward with Mike Evans as Mike Glennon's No. 1 receiver. V-Jax turns 32 in January. We suspect he could be had for a third-round pick. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:06 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    13.67 (56th)
  • Jaguars give Shoelace Robinson start at RB
    Denard "Shoelace" Robinson is the Jaguars' starting tailback in Week 7 against the Browns.

    Advice: They're giving Robinson the nod over rookie Storm Johnson, who struggled last week against the Titans. Robinson has more versatility, but hasn't been effective as a rusher this season. (No Jaguars RBs have been.) Jacksonville's Week 7 inactives are RB Toby Gerhart, WR Mike Brown, DB Jeremy Harris, OLs Josh Wells and Tyler Shatley, LB Jeremiah George, and WR Tavarres King. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:35 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.12 (104th)
  • Jimmy Graham (shoulder) officially active
    Jimmy Graham (shoulder) is officially active for the Saints' Week 7 matchup with the Lions.

    Advice: Graham is clearly less than 100 percent, and will likely be nothing more than a red-zone and third-down option against Detroit. That said, Graham has performed very well on limited snaps in the past, scoring two touchdowns in only 20 snaps against the Bills last season. He is a top-7 tight end option this week. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:27 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.93 (45th)
  • Glazer: Jimmy Graham (shoulder) 'is a go'
    After speaking with Jimmy Graham (shoulder) Sunday morning, FOX's Jay Glazer reports Graham "is a go." Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:09 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.93 (45th)
  • Report: Jimmy Graham to play, not start Sun.
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Jimmy Graham (shoulder, questionable) plans to play, but won't start Week 7 against the Lions.

    Advice: In other words, the Saints will use Graham in red-zone packages. He'll test the shoulder in pre-game warmups before making a final decision. Owners can pray for a touchdown, but he's unlikely to see much, if any, action between the 20s. But this is Jimmy Graham. If he suits up, he needs to be in lineups. The Lions are allowing the 16th-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:01 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.93 (45th)
  • Pettigrew to see an expanded workload Week 7
    Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew is expected to be more involved in the passing game against the Saints.

    Advice: Pettigrew has five receptions in six games this season as Eric Ebron and Joseph Fauria have served as the pass-catching tight ends. With Fauria out with an ankle injury and Ebron doubtful with a hamstring, the Lions may have no choice but to get Pettigrew more involved. Even so, he is nothing more than a low-ceiling TE2. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:14 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1848th)
  • Graham to be a red-zone player if active?
    The New Orleans Times-Picayune suggests Jimmy Graham (shoulder, questionable) could be a situational red-zone player if active Sunday.

    Advice: We've seen the Saints do this with Graham before, as recently as last season when he often played limited snaps while battling foot and elbow injuries. He was still dominant, closing the season with six touchdowns in the last six games despite playing on just 69.2 percent of the snaps during that span. The bottom line is that if Graham suits up Sunday, he has to be in lineups regardless of role. "It's an injury. It's just like all the other ones I've ever had," he said, reiterating his status as a true game-time call. "It's painful, but we'll see. Maybe in two days I'll feel better." Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:09 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.93 (45th)
  • Patriots to 'keep going with' Jonas Gray
    Coach Bill Belichick said the Patriots will "keep going with" Jonas Gray and see how he seizes the opportunity.

    Advice: Gray is officially ahead of Brandon Bolden on the depth chart, as if Thursday night's usage didn't confirm it. It didn't mean a whole lot, as Gray saw just two touches compared to one for Bolden. But we'd expect Gray's role to grow as the "big back" complement to Shane Vereen, who handled 17 touches against the Jets. Gray may never be fantasy-useful, but he could see 8-10 weekly carries. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:34 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    6.64 (238th)
  • Jonas Gray rushes twice in Patriots debut
    Jonas Gray rushed twice for eight yards in New England's Week 7 win over the Jets.

    Advice: Promoted from the practice squad on Thursday, Gray was surprisingly active over James White. He was No. 2 on the depth chart behind Shane Vereen, but it obviously didn't mean much as he touched the ball only two times. Gray is just as likely to be inactive in Week 8 as he is to stay ahead of White and Brandon Bolden. He's not worth the hassle in re-draft leagues for the time being. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:48 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    6.64 (238th)
  • Pats promote RB Jonas Gray to 53-man roster
    Patriots promoted RB Jonas Gray from the practice squad.

    Advice: OG Chris Barker has also been promoted. A third-year undrafted free agent out of Notre Dame, Gray will be No. 3 in the Patriots' "big back" rotation behind Brandon Bolden and James White, but it's not outside the realm of possibility that he'll get an opportunity to establish the "hot hand." He's worth a flier in 14-team leagues if you're absolutely bereft of options at running back. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:29 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    6.64 (238th)
  • Vincent Jackson not practicing Wednesday
    Vincent Jackson (ribs) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: The Bucs have their bye this week. Jackson is fine. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:40 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    13.67 (56th)
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