MAC Confrence (ID# 235849)
  • Zimmer: C. Patterson still lacks consistency
    Coach Mike Zimmer said Monday that Cordarrelle Patterson's consistency has remained an issue on the practice field.

    Advice: "He'll have really good days, and then he'll have some not-so-good days," Zimmer said. "Really, I think what he needs to do is just the consistency every single day and the consistency in studying, the consistency in getting extra help that he needs if he needs it, running the routes the same all the time." Behind Charles Johnson, Mike Wallace, and Jarius Wright on the depth chart, Patterson is unlikely to contribute in fantasy this year. Added Zimmer, "To me, the biggest thing with him is that: Does he want to be 'Flash' or does he want to be a great receiver? I'm not trying to dog him or anything, but that's really what it is." Rotoworld.com Today, 3:20 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.49 (2037th)
  • Martavis Bryant becoming a star?
    After attending the start of Steelers camp, Yahoo's Charles Robinson predicts Martavis Bryant "is going to be a star this year."

    Advice: Per Robinson, Bryant looks "amazing" in his second NFL training camp, and has "absolutely made big strides this offseason." Other observers have said similar things. Bryant is a massive target at 6-foot-4, 211, and runs like the wind. He is an intriguing upside pick at his current fifth-/sixth-round ADP, but we could envision Bryant's ADP rising fast by late next month. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:31 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.09 (96th)
  • Patriots place LaFell on active/PUP list
    Patriots placed WR Brandon LaFell on the active/PUP list.

    Advice: It's possible this is only a day-to-day injury after LaFell donned a protective boot on his foot during OTA season. He shed the boot in July, so it's quite conceivable the Patriots are just easing LaFell in. The fact that LaFell is a prominent fantasy player makes his situation worth monitoring. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:16 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.15 (149th)
  • Browns haven't thrown in towel on Pryor at QB
    Browns coach Mike Pettine hasn't closed the door on Terrelle Pryor at quarterback, but wants him to focus "1,000 percent" on receiver for training camp.

    Advice: Perhaps Pettine is beginning to confront the reality that Josh McCown and Johnny Manziel are his top-two quarterbacks. For his part, Pryor believes he's competing as a "slash" player, someone who dabbles at quarterback while getting touches elsewhere. Pryor will undoubtedly be one of the 53 most talented players in Browns camp, it's just a matter of if he can find a role. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2303rd)
  • Albert Wilson opens Chiefs camp as a starter
    Chiefs WR Albert Wilson is opening camp as a starter opposite Jeremy Maclin.

    Advice: Wilson is battling third-rounder Chris Conley for No. 2 duties. A 2014 undrafted free agent, Wilson steadily climbed the depth chart as a rookie before catching 12 passes over Kansas City's final four games. Wilson offers little-to-no re-draft appeal behind Travis Kelce and Jeremy Maclin for targets, but could make some noise as a cheap best-ball pick and/or DFS play this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:17 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.24 (2494th)
  • NFL 'reviewing' Justin Hunter assault case
    The NFL confirms it is "reviewing" Justin Hunter's assault case.

    Advice: As it does every off-the-field issue. "That is the extent of what we can say at this point," said spokesman Greg Aiello. "I can’t speculate on outcomes." Hunter was charged with felony assault for allegedly breaking a man's jaw on July 3. The Titans will let him participate in camp in the interim. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:55 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2243rd)
  • 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 Today, 10:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.12 (73rd)
  • Martavis Bryant up 25 pounds since college
    Martavis Bryant said he now weighs 225 pounds with 4 percent body fat.

    Advice: Bryant weighed 200 pounds at Clemson and 211 at the 2014 Combine. Now up to 225 on his 6-foot-4 frame, Bryant is in the process of becoming a more well-rounded wideout. Data shows that while running backs lose efficiency as they add weight, receivers and tight ends get better -- especially in the red zone. As a raw rookie, Bryant averaged 54.9 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game despite only playing on 47.2 percent of the snaps. Adding size should help ensure his excellent red-zone efficiency doesn't end up as a fluke. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:48 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.09 (96th)
  • Reese: Corey Washington a player to watch
    Giants GM Jerry Reese singled out second-year WR Corey Washington as a player to watch during training camp.

    Advice: Washington caught just five passes last regular season, but showed his upside in the preseason by scoring four times in five games. Still just 23 years old, the developmental project is competing to be the top backup to outside receivers Odell Beckham and Rueben Randle. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.14 (2499th)
  • Report: SEA, DET, MIA interested in Sanders
    The Seahawks, Lions and Dolphins have reportedly shown interest in free agent WR/KR Ace Sanders.

    Advice: No deal is imminent as Sanders remains unsigned 10 days after being cut by the Jags. This "interest" likely amounts to an exploratory phone call between the team and Sanders' agent. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:08 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2265th)
  • Antonio Brown shows up on time for camp
    Antonio Brown reported for Steelers training camp on time, as expected.

    Advice: Brown made some waves back in April when he reportedly mulled a holdout and missed a couple voluntary workouts. He's since gained some perspective despite watching Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas net $70M deals. "Holdouts never go well. Just look at history. It always ends badly," Brown said Saturday. "It wouldn't be the best decision. I make a lot of money. I pull up to camp in Rolls-Royces." Brown will make $6M in base salary this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:42 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    22.47 (16th)
  • Sammy Watkins: My body feels like I'm 17
    Sammy Watkins (hip surgery) says he's 100 percent.

    Advice: Watkins spent most of the offseason resting and stretching following February surgery to repair a torn labrum. "And now my body feels great. I feel like I’m 17," he said. Watkins currently has an early fifth-round ADP even though his quarterback will be one of E.J. Manuel, Matt Cassel or Tyrod Taylor. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:14 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.10 (86th)
  • Titans to start Douglas, Wright at WR?
    ESPN Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky expects the team to open the season with Harry Douglas and Kendall Wright starting at wide receiver.

    Advice: Oof. It would be quite the disappointment if second-round rookie Dorial Green-Beckham didn't win a first-team job out of camp, especially after Justin Hunter's felony assault arrest. If Douglas and Wright are indeed the first-string wideouts, the Titans would field the worst receiver corps in the league. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:28 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.93 (1786th)
  • Packers say Jeff Janis still a project
    Packers WR Alex Van Pelt indicated second-year WR Jeff Janis is still a developmental project.

    Advice: A size-speed freak out of Saginaw Valley, Janis played only 15 snaps as a rookie. "There's still some growth (needed) there, but he's shown the ability to be physical and use his size, which is a step for him," Van Pelt said. "He's getting there (mentally), but it's just that it's a complex system." Janis isn't a threat to Davante Adams' third receiver job, but could become a fantasy factor this year if Jordy Nelson has a setback in his recovery from hip surgery. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:57 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.49 (2538th)
  • Randall Cobb saw more backfield snaps in 2014
    Randall Cobb lined up in the backfield 33 times over his last five games.

    Advice: He saw only 13 snaps there in his previous 11 contests. Cobb's 11 carries last season were a career high. The 24-year-old is a far better receiver than gadget players like Percy Harvin or Cordarrelle Patterson, but Cobb's position versatility gives the Packers another way to funnel him touches. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:02 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.43 (46th)
  • Jordy Nelson still has room for improvement
    One NFC scout noticed "teams tried to beat up" Jordy Nelson in man coverage last season.

    Advice: The same scout said "maybe some teams figured him out." Nelson had a hard time finding separation against Brandon Carr, Stephon Gilmore and Xavier Rhodes late in the year and led Green Bay with nine dropped passes. Nelson still posted a career-best 1,519 on 98 catches. Nelson underwent offseason hip surgery but expects to be ready for the start of training camp later this week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:37 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.27 (42nd)
  • A.J. Green on next contract: 'My time is coming'
    A.J. Green is confident the Bengals will sign him to a long-term deal.

    Advice: "My time is coming," said Green. "I want to stay there and I think they are going to get something done." Green has to be encouraged after seeing Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas receive matching $70 million deals. Green has stayed low key about his contract, never threatening a holdout. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.95 (66th)
  • Report: Harvin still being coached on routes
    The Buffalo News reports Percy Harvin required "plenty of detailed instruction on how to run routes" in OTAs.

    Advice: Per reporter Vic Carucci, Harvin "made progress, but needs to make more." Carucci expects Harvin to open the season as the Bills' No. 3 receiver behind Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods, "limiting" his touches. Harvin has never been gifted at the technical aspects of receiving, but remains one of the league's top athletes. He'll continue to be utilized in a gadget manner in addition to his conventional targets this season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:05 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.11 (167th)
  • Rookie Cardinals WR Powell reportedly shot
    Cardinals undrafted WR Damond Powell was shot on Friday, but did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

    Advice: The incident happened in Powell's hometown of Toledo, Ohio. According to FOX10TV.com, Powell was sitting in his driveway with friends when he was shot in the face. Standing in at 5-foot-11, 180 pounds, Powell is a slot prospect out of Iowa. It's unclear if he'll be ready for training camp this week. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:50 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2125th)
  • Dolphins expect Parker to be ready for Week 1
    Dolphins coach Joe Philbin expects first-round WR DeVante Parker (foot surgery) to be ready for Week 1.

    Advice: Parker will open camp on the active/PUP list, but Philbin remains optimistic about his regular-season status. "It's hard to predict if Week 1 he'll be ready for 30 snaps or 60 snaps," Philbin said. "We're not there yet. Right now he's been working, doing what he can do. And you got to let that stuff heal." Parker was given a 2-3 month timeline after going under the knife in early June. Parker should avoid the reserve/PUP list, which would cost him the first six games of the season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:44 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.69 (258th)
  • Darren Waller projected to be left off roster
    ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley projects sixth-round WR Darren Waller to be left off the 53-man roster.

    Advice: Standing in at 6-foot-6, 238 pounds with 4.46 wheels, Waller boasts an absurd size/speed combination, but like most Georgia Tech wideouts, enters the league as a raw prospect. Coach John Harbaugh said in May that Waller could see snaps at tight end. Waller drew little notice for his play in OTAs. He's shaping up as a classic practice-squad prospect. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:55 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.42 (2549th)
  • Ravens' Jeremy Butler 'dark horse to watch'
    ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley calls WR Jeremy Butler a "dark horse to watch" in camp.

    Advice: A second-year undrafted free agent out of small-school Tennessee-Martin, Butler has drawn raves from Joe Flacco and WRs coach Bobby Engram. Per Hensley, Butler caught "nearly every pass thrown his way" this spring. Butler was a workout warrior last year, as well, before missing the entire season with a shoulder injury. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:33 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2210th)
  • Cordarrelle calls 2015 'make-or-break' year
    Third-year Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson calls 2015 a "make-or-break year."

    Advice: "I’ve got a lot to prove," Patterson admitted. "I need to get back to the old me and have fun and not get too serious like I did last year." OC Norv Turner said last month that Patterson is still a candidate to start, while his offseason reports have generally been positive. Patterson will open the season behind Mike Wallace and Charles Johnson, with Jarius Wright manning the slot. It's too early to throw in the towel on Patterson as an offensive playmaker, but he's correct that 2015 is shaping up as a make-or-break campaign. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.49 (2037th)
  • Kelvin Benjamin back at playing weight
    Kelvin Benjamin is down to his playing weight.

    Advice: Benjamin is back in the 245-pound range after reporting to OTAs overweight. His conditioning remains a non-issue. Benjamin missed time with hamstring injuries this offseason, but will be fully cleared for the start of camp. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:07 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.32 (80th)
  • Bills WR Marquise Goodwin on roster bubble
    ESPN Bills reporter Mike Rodak doesn’t have Marquise Goodwin on his initial 53-man roster projection.

    Advice: Goodwin is behind Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods, Percy Harvin, Chris Hogan, and special teamer Marcus Easley entering training camp. Rex Ryan’s history of keeping situational deep threats (T.J. Graham, Clyde Gates) could ultimately give Goodwin the edge over Hogan. Seventh-round WR Dez Lewis is a candidate to open the year on PUP. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:21 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.80 (2520th)
  • 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 Friday, 9:50 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.59 (102nd)
  • Gordon, Pryor work out with Randy Moss
    Josh Gordon and Terrelle Pryor are working out with Randy Moss at Moss's football academy this week.

    Advice: We haven't heard much about Gordon since his indefinite suspension was handed down after last season, so it's good to hear he's still working on his craft in preparation for a hopeful return in 2017. Pryor, on the other hand, needs all the seasoning he can get as he attempts to make the transition from quarterback to receiver. Working out with one of the greatest receivers of all time can't hurt. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2096th)
  • Kelvin Benjamin (hamstring) to be a full go
    Coach Ron Rivera expects Kelvin Benjamin (hamstrings) to be a full go when training camp opens next week.

    Advice: Benjamin tweaked both of his hamstrings during OTAs, but neither issue was ever serious. We're more concerned with Benjamin's volume taking a hit in Year 2 than any injuries. He ranked sixth in the NFL in targets as a rookie. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:48 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.32 (80th)
  • Prosecution: Hunter sucker-punched victim
    The prosecution says Justin Hunter "sucker-punched" his victim after the bar brawl had settled down.

    Advice: Hunter allegedly started the July 3 fight by punching the man in the face twice. After the man was bent over and spitting out blood on the sidewalk, Hunter then allegedly "sucker-punched" him again before leaving. The man suffered a broken jaw and a cracked tooth. Hunter was released from jail on $25,000 bond on Tuesday and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Sept. 3. The Titans plan to let him participate in training camp as the legal process runs its course. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:19 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2243rd)
  • Bills WR Goodwin wins silver at Pan Am Games
    Bills WR Marquise Goodwin won a silver medal in the long jump at the Pan Am Games Wednesday.

    Advice: Goodwin, the two-time NCAA long jump champ while at Texas and a London Olympian, leaped 8.27 meters. He'll return to the Bills in time for training camp and fight for a roster spot a a situational deep threat. He's far better at leaping than at football. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:01 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.80 (2520th)
  • Justin Hunter will practice next week
    The Titans expect Justin Hunter to participate when training camp opens next week despite his recent arrest for felony assault.

    Advice: The Titans' plan is to "let the legal process play out," and for Hunter to practice. The approach is likely in the best interests of both Hunter and the team. Although Hunter has been a disappointment on the field through two NFL seasons, he has no prior history of causing problems off of it. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:49 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2243rd)
  • Justin Hunter granted bond in Virginia Beach
    Justin Hunter is eligible to be released from jail on $25,000 bond in Virginia Beach, Va.

    Advice: Hunter was arraigned on Tuesday and is expected to be released from jail this afternoon. Under terms of his release, Hunter has an 11 PM - 5 AM curfew and isn't allowed to consume alcohol. His felonious assault charge is punishable by 5-20 years in prison and a $100,000 fine. Hunter will likely plea down at some point during his legal process. A preliminary hearing is set for September 3. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:29 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2243rd)
  • Goodwin in long jump finals at Pan Am Games
    Bills WR Marquise Goodwin qualified for the long-jump finals at the Pan Am Games in Toronto.

    Advice: It took Goodwin just one jump. He leaped 8.5 meters (26.41 feet), and only needed to beat 8.0 meters to qualify for Wednesday night's finals, which can be seen on ESPN2. Goodwin failed to qualify for the World Championships last month when he finished fourth in the long jump at the U.S. Championships. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:03 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.80 (2520th)
  • Hunter's alleged victim has serious injuries
    Police say the alleged victim in the Justin Hunter felonious assault case sustained "serious, but not life-threatening" injuries.

    Advice: Hunter was charged with stabbing, cutting, malicious intent and wounding as well as the felonious assault charge after a brawl inside the Sandbar Raw Bar. The victim was admitted to the hospital with broken bones. Hunter will be arraigned later Tuesday and will likely be placed on the Commissioner's Exempt list until the case is resolved. The Titans could also choose to simply move on from a player that flopped badly on the field last season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:14 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2243rd)
  • Justin Hunter facing felony assault charges
    Justin Hunter faces one charge of felonious assault following a July 3 incident in Virginia Beach, Va.

    Advice: Hunter turned himself into authorities on Monday after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He'll be arraigned on Tuesday. The July 3 incident took place at the Sandbar Raw Bar. Hunter has been jailed in the city jail on no bond. Already on the hot seat with the Titans, this could be Hunter's final straw. Rotoworld.com Jul 20, 2:50 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2243rd)
  • Justin Hunter arrested in VA Beach on Monday
    Titans WR Justin Hunter was arrested in Virginia Beach on Monday.

    Advice: There are very few details aside from the charges listed on the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office website. Under the "charges" section on Hunter, it lists "malicious intent, stabbing, cutting and wounding." Hunter was arrested at 12:10 PM Monday afternoon and isn't able to be freed on bond. Stay tuned for an update. Rotoworld.com Jul 20, 2:20 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2243rd)
  • Ace Sanders goes unclaimed on waivers
    Former Jaguars WR Ace Sanders passed through waivers unclaimed on Monday and is now a free agent.

    Advice: This isn't surprising in the least, as Sanders has been a complete non-factor through his first two NFL seasons. He's small and slow for his size. Sanders has shown nothing as a receiver while averaging a measly 6.4 yards per return as a punt returner. He has one career touchdown across 27 games. Rotoworld.com Jul 20, 1:35 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2265th)
  • Ravens don't consider WR a need
    Ravens officials don't consider wide receiver a pressing need heading into training camp.

    Advice: It's a vote of confidence in rookie Breshad Perriman, as well as Kamar Aiken and Marlon Brown. The Ravens had no interest in free agent Reggie Wayne because they "don't want to push younger receivers" down the depth chart. Perriman remains the favorite to start opposite 36-year-old Steve Smith Week 1. Rotoworld.com Jul 20, 8:16 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.59 (102nd)
  • Jaguars waive Ace Sanders
    Jaguars waived WR Ace Sanders.

    Advice: A small (5'7/173), slow (4.55/4.58) gadget player, Sanders was a predictable flop as Jacksonville's 2013 fourth-round pick. He finished his two-year Jaguars tenure with 57 catches, but averaged just 9.5 yards per reception and scored one TD. Perhaps Sanders will get a look elsewhere as a punt returner. Rotoworld.com Jul 17, 1:02 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2265th)
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