MAC Confrence (ID# 235849)
  • Ryan Mallett overslept Thursday's practice
    Ryan Mallett missed Thursday's practice because he overslept.

    Advice: It's hard to fathom for a 27-year-old man who was in pursuit of the Texans' starting job as recently as three days ago. The Texans gave Mallett a chance to make something of his career after three years in the Patriots backup wilderness, and he's responded in remarkably limp fashion. The Browns have a strong case, as well, but you could argue Houston has the worst quarterback situation in the NFL. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:53 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.20 (2704th)
  • 'Nothing' indicates Manuel in starting mix
    The Buffalo News' Vic Carucci believes there's been "nothing at camp that indicates" E.J. Manuel is a serious contender for the Bills' starting job.

    Advice: This has been the consensus all summer long, making it all the more baffling that coach Rex Ryan has decided Manuel will start this weekend's regular season dress rehearsal over Tyrod Taylor and Matt Cassel. The most sensible theory is that Ryan is trying to throw the Colts off before Week 1, but Ryan has to know presumptive starter Taylor needs all the preseason reps with the 1s he can get. Perhaps the Bills believe Manuel could generate trade interest with a decent showing. Whatever the reasoning, it's hard to understand. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:49 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2450th)
  • Jets take flier on veteran QB Josh Johnson
    Jets signed QB Josh Johnson.

    Advice: The veteran retread will be a live body for the Jets' final two preseason games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:38 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2475th)
  • Griffin III (concussion) officially cleared
    Robert Griffin III (concussion) has been officially cleared for Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: The embattled starter could see upwards of a half of action against the Ravens. Griffin remains Washington's No. 1, but his grip will grow extremely tenuous if Saturday goes as poorly as last week's game did. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    45.47 (15th)
  • Cardinals may keep only two quarterbacks
    The Cardinals may keep only two quarterbacks.

    Advice: It means Logan Thomas' roster spot is in grave danger. Struggling through the preseason (9-of-19 for 107 yards, zero touchdowns and an interception), Thomas has been woefully overmatched by the NFL game, even in practice, since being the No. 120 overall pick of last year's draft. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:57 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2460th)
  • RGIII plays coy on concussion status
    Robert Griffin III won't say if he suffered a concussion in last Thursday's preseason game.

    Advice: The scuttlebutt has been that Washington made up RGIII's concussion so he could avoid talking to the media following a disastrous performance. "You’ve got to talk to the people who report that stuff," Griffin said. "I don’t report that stuff. I was in the locker room, taking a shower, getting ready to watch the rest of the game, so I don’t know." Even by Washington's standards, this is a ridiculous melodrama. RGIII will play in Saturday's regular season dress rehearsal. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:24 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    45.47 (15th)
  • Terrelle Pryor unsure of Saturday status
    Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) is unsure if he'll be available for Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: Pryor said it depends on how he feels Friday. Already sidelined for Cleveland's first two preseason games, Pryor's roster odds could take a critical blow if he isn't ready for the regular season dress rehearsal. Of course, the Browns find themselves so short of premium athletes on offense that they may be willing to roll the dice on Pryor regardless of what he does the rest of the summer. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:20 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.83 (2679th)
  • Manuel named starter for third preseason game
    E.J. Manuel will start Saturday's preseason game against the Steelers.

    Advice: With Tyrod Taylor and Matt Cassel locked in a tight battle, coach Rex Ryan is going with a player who's been a distant No. 3 all summer for his team's regular season dress rehearsal. Ryan did add he expects all three quarterbacks to spend time with the first-team offense. It's quite possible Ryan has already settled on his starter — with Taylor being the favorite — and Manuel is merely a diversionary tactic for the Colts, who are coming to Buffalo in Week 1. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2450th)
  • Ryan Mallett absent from practice Thursday
    Texans QB Ryan Mallett did not practice Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Bill O'Brien declined to say why Mallett missed practice, but said he should be back on Friday. It was announced this week Mallett lost the battle for the starting job to Brian Hoyer. Mallett said he was disappointed with the team's decision but promised to work hard and be ready to play. It is unclear if the team's decision had anything to do with his absence on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:47 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.20 (2704th)
  • Browns officially sign QB Pat Devlin
    Browns signed QB Pat Devlin.

    Advice: With Johnny Manziel (elbow) shut down for the remainder of the preseason, Devlin will serve as a camp arm. Devlin will not make it through final cuts. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:59 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2500th)
  • Rivera: Do not expect more read option
    Coach Ron Rivera said he does not expect to use the read option "any more than we've done in the past."

    Advice: With Kelvin Benjamin done for the year, there was some thought Carolina would get Cam Newton more involved in the running game. Newton had more than 125 rushing attempts in each of his first two seasons, but he has seen his rushing totals fall each of the last two years. The Panthers might not want to use Newton more in the running game, but if Devin Funchess and company cannot pick up the slack, they may have no choice. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:38 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    41.59 (26th)
  • Josh Johnson working out for the Jets
    Free agent QB Josh Johnson is working out for the Jets on Thursday.

    Advice: The Jets signed Matt Flynn after Geno Smith suffered a broken jaw, but Flynn is still sidelined by a hamstring injury. With the third preseason game approaching, perhaps New York wants another arm to take snaps off Bryce Petty. Johnson was cut by the Bengals this week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2475th)
  • Aaron Rodgers held out rest of preseason?
    Aaron Rodgers saw limited snaps in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky sees this as a sign Rodgers may not play in the team's third preseason game. Green Bay lost Jordy Nelson in their second preseason game and will be without three of their starting offensive linemen this week. With Scott Tolzien sidelined by a concussion, Brett Hundley and Matt Blanchard would carry the quarterback load if Rodgers sits. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:40 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    49.48 (1st)
  • Browns to work out Pat Devlin
    The Browns will work out free agent QB Pat Devlin on Thursday.

    Advice: They're looking for a camp arm after shutting down Johnny Manziel for the remainder of preseason. Devlin, 27, was signed by the Bears this past May and waived a month later. He's never been more than a third-string quarterback. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:40 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2500th)
  • Browns shelve Manziel for rest of preseason
    The Browns are expected to shut down Johnny Manziel (elbow soreness) for the rest of the preseason.

    Advice: An MRI on Manziel’s elbow showed no structural damage, but the Browns plan to hold him out of the final two preseason games. "I see it as a minor setback," coach Mike Pettine said. "If this was the regular season, it might be a different story." With Connor Shaw sidelined, the Browns will likely add a quarterback behind Josh McCown and Thad Lewis. Manziel should be cleared before Week 1, but this hurts his chances of making early-season starts. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:55 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.15 (2712th)
  • Bills may rotate QBs in third preseason game
    The Bills could use all three of their quarterbacks with the first-team offense in Saturday’s preseason game.

    Advice: "I’m not going to tip my hand, but you are very intelligent," Rex Ryan said when asked if Buffalo would rotate quarterbacks. Most teams use the third preseason game as a regular season dress rehearsal, with the starters playing into the second half. The Bills using it as a deciding factor for their starting quarterback would be a concern from a chemistry standpoint. Buffalo’s offense has rarely played together this preseason, with LeSean McCoy, Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods, and Percy Harvin all dealing with injuries. Tyrod Taylor is the favorite to start Week 1, but the Bills have been giving first-team practice reps to all three quarterbacks. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:39 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    33.01 (44th)
  • Terrelle Pryor (hammy) back in full pads Wed.
    Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Pryor had to get back to practice this week if he's going to make the roster. He initially injured his hamstring the first week of August, returned August 15, but re-tweaked it on the 18th, and had been out until today. Pryor missed the Browns' initial scrimmage and the first two preseason games. He's going to need to make some sort of impression the next two weeks to earn a spot. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.83 (2679th)
  • Falcons sign Rex Grossman
    Falcons signed QB Rex Grossman to a one-year, $1 million contract.

    Advice: A follower of OC Kyle Shanahan, Grossman will always have a job as long as Shanahan's in the league. Grossman, 35, hasn't attempted a regular-season pass since 2011. His signing likely means bad news for T.J. Yates and/or Sean Renfree. Yates has been particularly horrible the past two preseasons. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:40 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2440th)
  • Steelers send QB Bruce Gradkowski to I.R.
    Steelers placed QB Bruce Gradkowski on injured reserve with finger and shoulder injuries, ending his season.

    Advice: Gradkowski underwent finger surgery, and has a shoulder issue. Now 32, Gradkowski hasn't attempted a regular season pass since 2012. He could be on his way out of the NFL. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:45 pm
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2468th)
  • Steelers sign Vick to back up Roethlisberger
    Steelers signed QB Michael Vick to a one-year contract.

    Advice: He'll back up Ben Roethlisberger after Bruce Gradkowski was sent to injured reserve. Now 35, Vick's transformational athleticism is long gone, and with it, his ability to be anything more than a mediocre backup. Vick completed just 52.9 percent of his 121 attempts for the Jets last season, and has a mere 10 total touchdowns over his past 17 appearances. The Steelers will hope he doesn't have to make starts behind the mostly-durable Roethlisberger. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:41 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.19 (2685th)
  • Tomlin personally working out Michael Vick
    Steelers coach Mike Tomlin will personally work out free agent Michael Vick on Tuesday.

    Advice: Tomlin wants to see for himself if Vick has enough left in the tank to back up Ben Roethlisberger if Bruce Gradkowski (dislocated finger) is done for the season. Vick's game has been in steady, steep decline, but he's a much better option than third-stringer Landry Jones, who doesn't look like he belongs in the NFL. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:26 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.19 (2685th)
  • Gruden: We're not benching Robert Griffin III
    Redskins coach Jay Gruden is adamant he won't be benching Robert Griffin III.

    Advice: RGIII will start Saturday's game against the Ravens after suffering a concussion last week. Kirk Cousins will be the first man off the bench, suggesting he has a leg up on Colt McCoy for No. 2 duties. Although Griffin has never looked like a fit for Gruden's offense, he's still the only one of Washington's quarterbacks with anything resembling upside. That being said, one of Cousins and McCoy — and quite possibly both — will likely make starts this season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:38 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    45.47 (15th)
  • McCarron locked in as Andy Dalton's backup
    A.J. McCarron is locked in as the Bengals' No. 2 quarterback following Tuesday's release of Josh Johnson.

    Advice: McCarron missed his entire rookie season with a shoulder issue, but the Bengals are ready to turn to him in the event of an Andy Dalton injury. McCarron has a weak arm, but plus accuracy and "intangibles." He's completed 11-of-15 passes for 97 yards (6.46 YPA) this preseason. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.17 (2711th)
  • Bengals release veteran QB Josh Johnson
    Bengals released QB Josh Johnson.

    Advice: The well-traveled veteran was a camp arm. Now 29, Johnson hasn't attempted a regular season pass since 2011. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:38 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2475th)
  • Tannehill completing more deep passes in camp
    The Dolphins' official website said Ryan Tannehill has completed more deep passes in this year's training camp than the "previous three training camps combined."

    Advice: The last part is likely hyperbole, but reports out of camp have consistently said Tannehill's deep ball looks better this year. Tannehill completed just 9-of-42 passes 21 yards or longer last season, but his improvement along with the acquisition of super-efficient WR Kenny Stills should allow the Dolphins to be more effective down the field this season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:41 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    46.61 (10th)
  • Tarvaris Jackson (ankle) on pace for opener
    Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson (ankle) is expected to be back for the regular season opener.

    Advice: "He’s making pretty good progress," coach Pete Carroll said. "We’re really shooting for the opener right now at this point with him and think he’ll make that." Jackson suffered a high-ankle sprain in the preseason opener. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:16 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.20 (2702nd)
  • Winston's ankle not considered a concern
    The ankle injury Jameis Winston appeared to suffer in the second preseason game is not considered serious.

    Advice: Winston appeared to twist his ankle while being sacked by Geno Atkins. He was visibly limping after the sack, but stayed in the game for the last play of the series. Winston did not play another snap after the series, but coach Lovie Smith said he could have if he was needed. He should be good to go for the third preseason game. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:07 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    41.67 (40th)
  • Gradkowski needs surgery on dislocated finger
    Steelers QB Bruce Gradkowski is undergoing surgery for a dislocated finger on his left hand.

    Advice: There is no timetable for his return. This explains why the Steelers are bringing in Michael Vick for a visit. Gradkowski was forced from the third preseason game after injuring his hand reaching for a fumbled snap. Landry Jones played well in Gradkowski's absence. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:43 am
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2468th)
  • Michael Vick meeting with the Steelers
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free agent QB Michael Vick will meet with the Steelers.

    Advice: The Steelers bringing in Vick could indicate backup Bruce Gradkowski's finger injury is a concern. Vick has not played well in four years and has not had much interest on the open market, but he is still more trustworthy than Landry Jones as Ben Roethlisberger's backup. No matter who is in reserve, the Steelers will struggle if Big Ben goes down. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:37 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.19 (2685th)
  • Brady, Goodell scheduled for one more meeting
    Attorneys for the NFL and NFLPA are scheduled to meet with U.S. District Judge Richard Berman on August 31.

    Advice: Tom Brady and Roger Goodell will also be at the meeting. This will likely be the last time the parties meet with Judge Berman before he renders a decision on Brady's suspension. Both sides want a decision by September 4, one day before the suspension is scheduled to begin. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2488th)
  • Rex Grossman working out for Falcons
    Free agent QB Rex Grossman will work out for the Falcons on Tuesday.

    Advice: Grossman is undergoing a physical Tuesday morning and will work out for the team in the afternoon. Grossman has a long history with new Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan, and neither T.J. Yates nor Sean Renfree has shown well this preseason. If all goes well in the physical, Grossman should have a deal in the very near future. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:37 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2440th)
  • Dalton tosses 2 INTs in second preseason game
    Andy Dalton completed 6-of-13 passes for 46 yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Bengals' second preseason game.

    Advice: Cincinnati's Dalton-led offense managed 49 total yards and three points while playing the entire first half. The Bengals were playing with a shorter deck up front without RT Andre Smith, but it was a bad night all around. Dalton's first interception clanked off A.J. Green's hands and popped in the air for an easy pick-six by Alterraun Verner, but the second pick was all on Dalton. He fired way over Tyler Eifert's head on a seam pattern into the waiting arms of Bucs S Bradley McDougald. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    37.16 (52nd)
  • Winston much better in second preseason game
    Jameis Winston completed 8-of-13 passes for 90 yards in the Bucs' second preseason game Monday night.

    Advice: The Bucs' first-team offense was lightyears better than it was in the preseason opener, but still could only manage seven points on five possessions. The opening drive was absolutely perfect with Doug Martin carrying the offense down the field behind 57 yards on five carries. Winston topped it off with a one-yard touchdown run on a bootleg to the right. He still missed some throws high and was unable to hook up with Mike Evans on two deep shots. The offensive line also gave up too much pressure and ultimately forced Winston out of the game early in the second quarter after he appeared to hurt his ankle on a sack. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:18 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    41.67 (40th)
  • Whiz scoffs at idea of trading Mettenberger
    Coach Ken Whisenhunt scoffed at the idea of trading Zach Mettenberger.

    Advice: If all goes according to plan with No. 2 overall pick Marcus Mariota, Mettenberger doesn't have a future in Tennessee outside of clipboard duties. "In the league today it is very hard for one quarterback to make it through the whole season, so you better have a plan in case your starter doesn’t go,’’ Whisenhunt said. "So we certainly feel very fortunate that we have Zach, and what Zach brings to the table." Mett has a ton of arm talent and has showcased it this preseason, going 15-of-20 for 220 yards and a 2:1 TD:INT ratio. He could be a hot name next offseason. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:18 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.19 (2708th)
  • Browns don't want Manziel to change motion
    The Browns believe Johnny Manziel's three-quarter release is what's causing his elbow pain, but they don't want him to change his throwing motion.

    Advice: "I think that’s an advantage that he has," coach Mike Pettine said. "There are times he’ll change his arm angle to make a throw. If you stick with your traditional throwing motion, the ball (might) get knocked down (in some situations)." Impressed with Manziel's summer, the Browns are hopeful he'll be ready for this weekend's regular season dress rehearsal. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:32 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.15 (2712th)
  • O'Brien confirms Hoyer will be Week 1 starter
    Texans coach Bill O'Brien confirms Brian Hoyer will be the team's starting quarterback, but adds he'll be on a short leash.

    Advice: Hoyer has won the job after Ryan Mallett failed to take it. Neither player has impressed this preseason, but Hoyer's experience was always going to give him the edge over a player who has attempted just 79 regular season passes. We buy O'Brien's word that Hoyer is on a short leash. He was arguably the worst quarterback in the NFL last season. Mallett should make starts. Even after Arian Foster returns, the Texans will have a mountain to climb on offense. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:52 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    38.87 (56th)
  • Terrelle Pryor back on the roster bubble?
    ESPN Cleveland believes Terrelle Pryor's (hamstring) roster odds could come down to the next 72 hours.

    Advice: Reporter Tony Grossi believes Pryor "has" to practice this week and play in Saturday's regular season dress rehearsal to have a realistic shot at making the team. Coach Mike Pettine has basically said the same. Pryor was looking like a lock in early August, but at this point, his odds are probably worse than 50-50. Switching positions, he simply couldn't afford to miss as much camp time as he has. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:16 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.83 (2679th)
  • Bridgewater wants 70-percent completion rate
    Teddy Bridgewater said his goal is to have better than a 70-percent completion rate.

    Advice: Drew Brees was the last quarterback to post better than a 70-percent rate when he completed 71.2 percent of his passes in 2011. Tony Romo came close last year with a 69.9 rate. Bridgewater has completed 78.6 percent of his throws this preseason, and he has the short and intermediate accuracy to be one of the most efficient quarterbacks in the league. Bridgewater could push for QB1 status this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:38 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    41.81 (29th)
  • OC: Johnny Manziel 'new guy' this season
    Browns OC John DeFilippo said QB Johnny Manziel is a "new man" this season.

    Advice: He added the sophomore's understanding of the game has changed drastically. Josh McCown appears locked in as the Browns' Week 1 starter, but he was dreadful in Tampa Bay last season and looked bad in the second preseason game. It remains likely Manziel gets starts this season. Manziel is currently sitting out practice due to soreness in his elbow. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:43 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.15 (2712th)
  • Peyton still lacks feeling in fingertips
    Peyton Manning said he still lacks feeling in the fingertips on his right hand.

    Advice: The loss of feeling is the result of the four neck surgeries which caused Manning to miss all of 2011. Since then, Manning has thrown 131 touchdown passes in 48 games and led the Broncos to a Super Bowl. Manning's grip on the football will never be the same, but he is still a high-end starter on an offense filled with weapons. He is easily a top-five fantasy quarterback. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:29 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    50.15 (3rd)
  • RapSheet: Hoyer named starting quarterback
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Texans have named Brian Hoyer as their starting quarterback.

    Advice: Coach Bill O'Brien declined to name a starter on Sunday, saying he did not have a timetable for a decision. As it turns out, NFL coaches lie. Hoyer has completed 9-of-15 passes for 119 yards and a touchdown this preseason, though most of that yardage came on one big play to Cecil Shorts in the opening game. His play has been shaky, but Ryan Mallett did nothing to apply pressure in the battle. Hoyer will open the season as the starter, but it would not be shocking if Mallett sees starts this year as well. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:23 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    38.87 (56th)
  • O'Brien does not name starter for rehearsal
    Texans coach Bill O'Brien declined to name which quarterback will start the team's third preseason game.

    Advice: Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett both have a preseason start under their belt, but neither player has managed to stamp their authority on the competition. The Houston Chronicle called the race a "dead heat" following the second preseason game, and it remains likely both quarterbacks gets reps with the first team in the dress rehearsal. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:42 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    38.87 (56th)
  • Mettenberger stays sharp in 2nd preseason gm
    Zach Mettenberger completed 7-of-9 passes for 91 yards and a touchdown in the Titans' second preseason game.

    Advice: Mettenberger looked terrific, standing strong in the pocket and attacking windows in the defense with aggressiveness. His second-quarter touchdown pass to TE Chase Coffman was a beauty, threading the needle between two Rams defenders in the back of the end zone. Mettenberger has starter-quality attributes and could eventually become a trade chip. He's signed cheaply through 2017. Mettenberger is 15-of-20 passing for 220 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception through two preseason games. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:07 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.19 (2708th)
  • Aaron Rodgers had wrist/forearm wrapped
    Aaron Rodgers had his right wrist and forearm heavily wrapped on the sidelines of the team's second preseason game.

    Advice: Rodgers left the game after taking a safety late in the first quarter. There have been no reports of an injury, and the wrap could just be to alleviate fatigue in his throwing arm. The Packers lost Jordy Nelson to an ACL tear on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:27 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    49.48 (1st)
  • Robert Griffin III already cleared
    Robert Griffin III (head) returned to full-squad practice on Sunday.

    Advice: There have been rumors the Redskins fabricated RG3's preseason concussion in order to keep Griffin from having to deal with media after the game. He's apparently already been cleared and resumed working with the first-team offense. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:38 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    45.47 (15th)
  • Bruce Gradkowski taken to locker room early
    Bruce Gradkowski injured a finger on his left hand in the Steelers' third preseason game.

    Advice: He was taken to the locker room and is likely done for the day. Gradkowski injured himself reaching for a fumbled snap late in the second quarter. Gradkowski just returned to the field after sitting out most of training camp with an injured shoulder. Landry Jones should finish out the game. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:33 am
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2468th)
  • Big Ben shreds Packers for 100 yards and 1 TD
    Ben Roethlisberger completed 11-of-14 passes for 100 yards and a touchdown in the team's third preseason game.

    Advice: Roethlisberger also connected on a 58-yard bomb to Antonio Brown, but Brown pushed off on the play. Roethlisberger was sharp all game and showed his trademark strength shrugging off a Packers linebacker before delivering a strike on the touchdown drive. Roethlisberger is now 14-of-17 for 159 yards and two touchdowns this preseason. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:18 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    47.34 (12th)
  • Aaron Rodgers efficient but takes safety
    Aaron Rodgers completed 4-of-5 passes for 57 yards in the Packers' second preseason game.

    Advice: Rodgers was sharp on the first drive of the game, easily leading the offense down the field for an Eddie Lacy touchdown. A great special teams play by the Steelers buried the Packers offense on the one-yard line on Rodgers second and final series, however, and he took a safety three plays later. Rodgers is now 15-for-24 for 174 yards through two preseason games. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:02 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    49.48 (1st)
  • Johnny Manziel out with 'elbow discomfort'
    Johnny Manziel left Sunday's practice with discomfort in his throwing elbow.

    Advice: He missed practice with a similar injury on August 13. Manziel is expected to sit out a few days but coach Mike Pettine said he doesn't "anticipate it being anything serious." The second-year quarterback has had a decent preseason, completing 17-of-29 passes for 160 yards and one touchdown. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:24 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.15 (2712th)
  • Beat writer: Hoyer and Mallett in a dead heat at QB
    Houston Chronicle beat writer Jerome Solomon called the Texans' quarterback race a "dead heat" between Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett.

    Advice: Solomon put an emphasis on the word "dead." Neither one is a strong choice to lead the offense. Hoyer completed 7-of-11 passes for 52 yards Saturday while Mallett was an underwhelming 5-of-7 for 23 yards. Solomon remarked that Hoyer looked "like a frightened rookie" while Mallett did nothing to either lose or gain ground. Houston is going to have a hard time scoring while Arian Foster is sidelined with a torn groin. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    38.87 (56th)
  • Brian Hoyer has quiet night in preseason game
    Brian Hoyer completed 7-of-11 passes for 52 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.

    Advice: That's a 4.72 YPA. Ryan Mallett was scarcely better, converting 5-of-7 throws for 23 yards (3.28 YPA). The Texans have an ugly "battle" on their hands. It's beginning to look like Hoyer could win the contest by veteran default. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:40 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    38.87 (56th)
  • Tom Brady starts second preseason game
    Tom Brady completed 2-of-5 passes for 13 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Saints.

    Advice: Curiously, Brady has now started both of New England's exhibition games over Jimmy Garoppolo. If we're reaching, it could be a sign the Pats believe his suspension will be thrown out or put on hold before Week 1. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:16 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2488th)
  • Teddy Bridgewater has nice night vs. Raiders
    Teddy Bridgewater completed 10-of-14 passes for 89 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Raiders.

    Advice: Bridgewater was sharp for the second straight week, dropping a beautiful fade to Charles Johnson for a 10-yard score. The ascendant sophomore is now 17-of-22 for 175 yards (7.95 YPA) and a touchdown through two exhibition contests. He's on the QB1 borderline. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    41.81 (29th)
  • Ryan Mallett has middling night vs. Broncos
    Ryan Mallett started the Texans' second preseason game, completing 5-of-7 passes for 23 yards.

    Advice: That comes out to a 3.28 YPA. Mallett should have thrown a pick, but Broncos LB Brandon Marshall dropped it. The Houston Chronicle deemed Mallett's night "unimpressive." At this point, Mallett may have to put on a show against the Saints next week to beat out Brian Hoyer. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:57 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.20 (2704th)
  • Cam Newton struggles in second preseason game
    Cam Newton completed 4-of-10 passes for 42 yards and an interception in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: With Kelvin Benjamin out for the year and Devin Funchess sidelined, Corey Brown and Ted Ginn were Newton's top receivers. His interception came on a forced pass to Greg Olsen that should have been pick-sixed. Newton's supporting cast limits his upside, but his rushing makes him a mid-to-low QB1. Newton is 9-of-20 for 125 yards, one touchdown, and an interception through two preseason games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:44 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    41.59 (26th)
  • Griffin doubt growing within the Redskins?
    According to ESPN's Jason Reid, "people in the building know" the Redskins have "no chance" if they stick with Robert Griffin III at quarterback.

    Advice: All it took was four bad series for Griffin's shaky standing as the Redskins' starter to again become unmoored. Griffin was nightmarishly bad before getting concussed against the Lions on Thursday, but seemed to have little chance behind a leaky offensive line. Of course, RGIII's issues with getting rid of the ball may have encouraged Detroit to bring the house. To the naked eye, Colt McCoy and Kirk Cousins have both appeared far better than RGIII this summer, but against second- and third-string defenses. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:06 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    45.47 (15th)
  • Pettine: Window narrowing for Terrelle Pryor
    Browns coach Mike Pettine said the window for WR Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) to make the team "narrows every day that he's not out there."

    Advice: Pryor started out his career as a wide receiver strong, earning consistent praise early in camp. A hamstring injury has cost Pryor the first two preseason games and most of the last two weeks of practice. Once considered a good bet to make the final 53, it appears Pryor's roster chances are slipping away. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:55 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.83 (2679th)
  • Rex confirms the Bills plan to keep three QBs
    Bills coach Rex Ryan said there is a "high possibility" the Bills keep three quarterbacks.

    Advice: This is great news for E.J. Manuel, who is well behind Tyrod Taylor and Matt Cassel on the depth chart. The Bills' website reported the team feels "there's still some ceiling to be reached" for Manuel. That may be true, but it has to be concerning Manuel was easily beaten by two "talents" like Cassel and Taylor in camp. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:43 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2450th)
  • Rex: No decision on starter for third game
    Bills coach Rex Ryan said the team has not decided who their starting quarterback will be for the third preseason game.

    Advice: The third preseason game is traditionally used as a dress rehearsal for the regular season, meaning the starter in that game would likely be the starter Week 1. Ryan has already said he plans to wait until the last minute to name a starting quarterback, so it is not surprising he has declined to name a starter for the rehearsal. Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor rotated first-team snaps in practice on Saturday, but Taylor remains the favorite to open the season as the starter. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:35 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    33.01 (44th)
  • Bills expected to keep three quarterbacks
    The Bills are expected to keep three quarterbacks.

    Advice: Tyrod Taylor and Matt Cassel are Buffalo’s top two quarterbacks. The Bills reportedly feel "there’s still some ceiling to be reached" with E.J. Manuel and plan to carry him as their No. 3. Manuel has worked exclusively with the backups in two preseason games, completing 13-of-22 passes (59.1 percent) for 188 yards and two touchdowns. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:02 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2450th)
  • RGIII expected to be fine, may play next week
    A source told ESPN's Britt McHenry that Robert Griffin III (concussion) is "fine" and may be able to play in the Redskins' third preseason game.

    Advice: The Washington Post's Mike Jones is hearing essentially the same thing. RGIII was battered and bruised behind an awful showing from the Redskins' offensive line Thursday night, taking three sacks and six QB hits on his eight drop-backs. A living nightmare, RGIII has avoided serious injury this time, but it's fair to wonder how long he'll hold up. He's expected to remain Washington's starter. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:05 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    45.47 (15th)
  • Rex Ryan: I'm not going to name QB til Week 1
    Coach Rex Ryan said after Thursday night's second preseason game that he's decided not to name a starting quarterback until Week 1 against the Colts.

    Advice: "Yeah, I just decided that," Ryan said. "I'm not going to make that decision until we play Indy. Competitive reasons, whatever. Go for it. We don't need to tell them. Until the league makes us tell them, we can just go right up in there and say, 'We're not gonna say anything.' We may know. But why would we say any different? The quarterbacks that we're talking about, they're all three different. So plan for all three of them. And I think that's smart on our part." For those hoping Tyrod Taylor would be named the starter next week, it doesn't appear that will be the case. But deep down, Ryan has to believe Taylor is his best option. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:17 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    33.01 (44th)
  • Manziel plays 2nd half on 2nd preseason game
    Johnny Manziel completed 10-of-18 passes for 118 yards and a touchdown, and rushed three times for 19 yards in the Browns' second preseason game.

    Advice: He played the second half after Josh McCown handled the first two quarters. Following a rough third frame, Manziel settled in against Buffalo's deep reserves in the fourth. Johnny Football hit someone named Darius Jennings for a 37-yard gain streaking down the middle of the field, before hooking up with someone named Shane Wynn for a 21-yard TD. Through two preseason appearances, Manziel is 17-of-29 passing for 160 yards and one score. Manziel has rushed five times for 33 yards, including a 12-yard touchdown run in the exhibition opener. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:57 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.15 (2712th)
  • Robert Griffin III diagnosed with concussion
    Robert Griffin III has been diagnosed with a concussion.

    Advice: Joe Theismann "reported" Griffin was medically cleared on the sideline, but that turned out to be an erroneous report. RG3 was evaluated in the locker room and formally diagnosed with a concussion. His shoulder stinger did check out fine. Coach Jay Gruden stated late Thursday that he has "no idea" on a return timetable for Griffin, but did say "I'd imagine" RG3 will remain the Redskins' starter when healthy. Griffin is likely to miss Washington's third preseason game. In all likelihood, he'll be cleared ahead of Week 1. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:33 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    45.47 (15th)
  • Tyrod Taylor efficient in his preseason start
    Tyrod Taylor completed 7-of-10 throws for 65 yards and rushed four times for 41 yards in the Bills' second preseason game Thursday night.

    Advice: He started and played the entire first half. Taylor was sharp and efficient, ripping off chunk gains with his legs and flashing plus accuracy on difficult throws. He nearly threw a touchdown pass to WR Deonte Thompson on third-and-nine midway through the second quarter, but Browns S Johnson Bademosi had good coverage to break it up. Taylor certainly didn't hurt himself in Buffalo's quarterback competition tonight, consistently moving the offense despite missing all of the Bills' big-time skill-position players. Expect the Taylor-Matt Cassel battle to extend into the Bills' third preseason game. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:38 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    33.01 (44th)
  • Update: RGIII (concussion) not yet cleared
    Updating an earlier item, Robert Griffin III (head, shoulder) has yet to officially be cleared of a concussion.

    Advice: The Redskins' broadcast team reported that RGIII had been cleared, but the team won't offer a comment until after the game. All we know for sure is that Griffin has a right (throwing) shoulder stinger. A concussion would put him in danger of missing next week's Week 1 tune up against the Ravens. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:02 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    45.47 (15th)
  • RGIII leaves game with shoulder, head issues
    Robert Griffin III was forced from Thursday's preseason game with a right shoulder stinger, and is being evaluated for a concussion.

    Advice: Nightmare. Griffin was hurt in the process of committing an unforced fumble on third down inside the Redskins' own 20-yard line. It was the capper to a calamitous night where a Trent Williams-less offensive line was utterly helpless against the Lions' front seven. RGIII took a number of thundering hits in the process of completing just 2-of-5 passes for eight yards. RGIII has a habit of making lines look bad, but tonight wasn't his fault. Now, as has become all too common, the Redskins have to cross their fingers as they await an update on their quarterback's health. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:30 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    45.47 (15th)
  • Bills woefully short of skill talent Thursday
    The Bills will be missing their top three receivers and top five running backs for Thursday's preseason game against the Browns.

    Advice: In other words, Tyrod Taylor will be up against it as he attempts to lock down No. 1 duties. Working in his benefit is the fact that Matt Cassel won't play. The Bills badly want Taylor to establish himself as the No. 1. Each of Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods and Percy Harvin are battling day-to-day type injuries. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:01 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    33.01 (44th)
  • Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) sitting Thursday
    Terrelle Pryor is sitting out Thursday's preseason game against the Bills.

    Advice: Pryor aggravated his hamstring injury earlier this week. It's not a serious issue, but Pryor's missed reps are. Pryor got off to a blazing start at camp, but has barely practiced since. His spot on the 53-man roster isn't assured. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:50 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.83 (2679th)
  • Tyrod Taylor could seal starting job Thursday
    NFL.com's Albert Breer reports that a strong performance from Tyrod Taylor in Thursday's preseason game against the Browns could earn him the starting job.

    Advice: Taylor has been slowly seizing No. 1 status in camp, and the Bills may feel he could benefit from being officially named the starter before next week's regular season dress rehearsal. Breer does add that Matt Cassel has been much better than he was in the spring, and believes coach Rex Ryan has a "complicated" decision to make. E.J. Manuel is not part of that decision. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:08 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    33.01 (44th)
  • Report: Brady open to accepting some ban
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Tom Brady is open to "accepting some form of suspension" only if it can be for "failing to cooperate with the NFL."

    Advice: The NFL, however, wants Brady to admit to Ted Wells' findings, and that's something Brady will never do. It's part of the reason this thing continues to drag on and is now in court with no clear outcome. Schefter said last week that today would be a "key day" in the Deflategate saga with a ruling coming by September 4 at the latest. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:38 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2488th)
  • Report: Falcons interested in Rex Grossman
    ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini reports the Falcons are interested in free agent QB Rex Grossman.

    Advice: Grossman spurned the Jets in their pursuit for a veteran quarterback after Geno Smith's broken jaw and hasn't appeared in a game since 2011. But he has a long history with new Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan. T.J Yates and Sean Renfree are the current backups to Matt Ryan in Atlanta. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:14 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2440th)
  • Peyton Manning will play vs. Texans Friday
    Peyton Manning will play "quite a bit" in Friday's preseason game.

    Advice: Manning sat out Denver's exhibition opener, but coach Gary Kubiak sounds like he wants his starters to play at least a quarter against the Texans. Manning is currently the QB4 by ADP. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:24 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    50.15 (3rd)
  • Terrelle Pryor aggravates hamstring injury
    Browns WR Terrelle Pryor aggravated his hamstring injury, and is questionable for Thursday's preseason game.

    Advice: Pryor was the early buzz of Browns camp, but has now barely practiced over the past two weeks. He missed the preseason opener, and will almost certainly sit against the Bills on Thursday. Pryor has special athleticism, but he's missing precious reps as he switches positions. He appears poised to crack the Browns' 53-man roster, but it can't be considered a lock until he returns and stays on the field. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:59 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.83 (2679th)
  • Tom Brady settlement talks going 'nowhere'
    ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms Tom Brady and Roger Goodell were present for settlement talks with federal judge James Francis on Tuesday, but that the session went "nowhere."

    Advice: The sides appear ready to fight things out to the bitter end, a prospect that could delight Brady and the NFLPA as the tide appears to slowly turn in their favor. Brady is skipping Wednesday's court proceedings, opting for New England's joint practice with the Saints. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:48 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2488th)
  • Tom Brady won't attend Wednesday hearing
    Updating an earlier item, Tom Brady won't attend Wednesday's hearing in his legal battle with the NFL.

    Advice: That's because settlement talks are "going nowhere," making it unnecessary for Brady to attend. He'll now take part in Wednesday's joint practice with the Saints. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:07 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2488th)
  • Jets planning to sign veteran quarterback
    The Jets are still planning to sign a veteran quarterback.

    Advice: It's been a week since Geno Smith broke his jaw, but GM Mike Maccagnan isn't rushing into a signing. The team has already reached out to Michael Vick and Rex Grossman. Vick makes the most sense for a variety of obvious reasons. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:08 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.19 (2685th)
  • Brady plans to attend second court hearing
    USA Today's Tom Pelissero reports Tom Brady plans to attend Wednesday's federal court hearing regarding his suspension.

    Advice: Brady and Roger Goodell are not required to attend the second of two conferences, but Brady could earn some points with the judge by showing up. It is unclear if Goodell plans to attend, but news Brady will be there could convince the commissioner to show up. Brady did not practice with the Patriots on Tuesday and will miss the team's first joint practice with the Saints on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:06 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2488th)
  • GM: Taylor has 'everything' Bills looking for
    Bills GM Doug Whaley said QB Tyrod Taylor has "everything you're looking for."

    Advice: "Everybody knows what he can do with his feet. But I’m impressed with a couple of his throws," Whaley said. "We just have to make sure he can produce when his time’s called." Taylor completed 5-of-8 passes for 49 yards and added 47 yards on the ground playing with the second-team offense in the Bills' preseason opener. Another showing like that while working with the first-team in the second preseason game could win Taylor the job. With E.J. Manuel out of the race, Matt Cassel is Taylor's only competition. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    33.01 (44th)
  • No timetable on Texans' quarterback decision
    Texans coach Bill O'Brien said there is no timetable for a decision on his starting quarterback.

    Advice: "I don’t know when that announcement will be made," O'Brien said. "When we decide on who that guy is, we’ll make sure we tell everybody and move on." Brian Hoyer got the starter's treatment in the first preseason game, playing just one series before ceding the reigns to Ryan Mallett. Mallett will start the second preseason game, however, and still has a chance to close the gap. This competition will likely go down to the wire. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:33 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    38.87 (56th)
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