MAC Confrence (ID# 235849)
  • Karlos Williams says he'll be ready for Wk 1
    Karlos Williams (undisclosed operation) says he'll "most definitely" be ready for Week 1.

    Advice: "Definitely on special teams, try to work myself into the rotation as the week goes on," Williams said. "Try to get in there for the first game next week." Williams also described the accident that led to his surgery as "freak" and "delicate." Williams is in the driver's seat for No. 2 duties, but would be a part of a Week 1 committee were LeSean McCoy (hamstring) not ready. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:07 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.42 (2414th)
     
  • Karlos Williams favorite to back up McCoy
    WGR 550 Buffalo considers Karlos Williams the favorite to back up LeSean McCoy.

    Advice: The Bills cleared Williams for individual drills Friday after a surgical procedure sidelined him the last three weeks. Williams is the favorite for No. 2 duties with Fred Jackson gone, but would likely be part of a committee if McCoy isn’t ready for Week 1. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:36 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.42 (2414th)
     
  • Randle likely to get 1st crack at Cowboys RB
    DallasCowboys.com's Bryan Broaddus expects Joseph Randle to be the Cowboys' starting tailback "until he proves he cannot handle it."

    Advice: One of the most trusted voices on all things Cowboys -- and a former personnel man with the team -- Broaddus believes McFadden is the superior all-purpose back, but indicates the Cowboys are more likely to give Randle the first crack at first- and second-down work. McFadden appears to be more trusted in blitz protection, while Lance Dunbar offers a change of pace and could play in shotgun-oriented packages. Randle has the most fantasy value in the Cowboys' backfield, but McFadden is nipping at his heels. Randle has handled ten-plus carries in four career games and struggled in all four. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:35 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.16 (68th)
     
  • Bills waive S Jonathan Meeks
    Bills waived S Jonathan Meeks.

    Advice: The Bills reportedly attempted to trade one of their receivers to make room for Meeks. A 2013 fifth-round pick, Meeks spent all last year on I.R. with a neck injury. Meeks is a candidate for the practice squad. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:04 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1275th)
     
  • Ryan Lindley among Patriots cuts
    Patriots waived QB Ryan Lindley.

    Advice: Lindley is no longer needed with Tom Brady's suspension lifted. The Patriots will carry only two quarterbacks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:27 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2489th)
     
  • Dolphins release Josh Freeman for second time
    Dolphins released QB Josh Freeman.

    Advice: Freeman was previously released in July before being re-signed four days later. The former first-rounder's downward spiral continued unabated this summer, as he completed just 23-of-48 preseason passes (47.9 percent). It's been a bizarre career for the now 27-year-old quarterback. Freeman might not get another chance. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:39 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2496th)
     
  • Cowboys waive RB Gus Johnson
    Cowboys waived RB Gus Johnson.

    Advice: The Houston Chronicle reports the Cowboys would like to stash Johnson on the practice squad. An undrafted rookie out of small-school Stephen F. Austin, Johnson rushed 37 times for 139 yards (3.75 YPC) and two touchdowns this preseason. Johnson isn't a flashy runner. He'll be a two-down grinder if he ever cracks a 53-man roster. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:54 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2029th)
     
  • Titans begin cutdown process
    Titans waived FB Zach Boren, CB Ri'Shard Anderson, DB Khalid Wooten, DB Jemea Thomas, DL Isaako Aaitui, WR Josh Stewart and LB Kaelin Burnett.

    Advice: There's nary a notable name on the list. The back end of the Titans' roster boasts very little upside. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:40 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2055th)
     
  • Dan Herron tweets 'I'm good'
    Dan Herron tweeted Friday, "I'm good," after suffering a shoulder injury in Thursday night's preseason finale.

    Advice: It could be taken as a sign that tests on Herron's shoulder came back clean after he was spotted in a sling in the locker room following Thursday's game. A healthy Herron would enter the season as Frank Gore's top backup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:00 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.89 (1831st)
     
  • Bucs send fifth-rounder Kenny Bell to I.R.
    Bucs placed WR Kenny Bell on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, ending his season.

    Advice: It's a bitter disappointment for a day-three pick who entered the league on a wave of momentum. Nebraska's all-time leading receiver, Bell tore up the Combine, and had an inside track on No. 3 duties. He missed the Bucs' final two preseason games, however, and wasn't shining in practice. Now set to "redshirt" his rookie year, Bell won't be guaranteed a roster spot in 2016. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2257th)
     
  • Karlos Williams practicing on Friday
    Bills RB Karlos Williams (undisclosed operation) took part in individual drills on Friday.

    Advice: The fifth-round rookie continues to trend in the right direction for next Sunday's opener. With Fred Jackson out of the picture, Williams could be returning as the Bills' No. 2 back, and perhaps even as Buffalo's starter with LeSean McCoy nursing a hamstring injury. He's not a bad stash at the end of benches. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:49 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.42 (2414th)
     
  • Texans dump 2014 third-round NT Louis Nix
    Texans waived NT Louis Nix.

    Advice: Nix was the 83rd overall pick in last year's draft. He never played a down for the Texans after missing his entire rookie season with a wrist injury. The Texans then signed Vince Wilfork this offseason and drafted NT Christian Covington. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:58 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.91 (671st)
     
  • Cardinals dump short-yardage RB Robert Hughes
    Cardinals waived RB Robert Hughes.

    Advice: Hughes is an interesting cut by the Cardinals because he was constantly talked up as being "locked in" as the short-yardage back. Far from a special talent, Hughes averaged just 1.9 YPC on 13 totes this preseason after chugging along to 11 yards on seven carries last season. Andre Ellington, rookie David Johnson, and Chris Johnson will handle backfield duties for the Cardinals. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:37 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2016th)
     
  • Ravens cut WRs Tom Nelson and Daniel Brown
    Ravens released WR Tom Nelson and waived WR Daniel Brown, OT Blaine Clausell, CB Quinton Pointer, and ILB Andrew Bose.

    Advice: Nelson was trying to make the switch to receiver from safety after being out of the league for four years. He caught five passes for 57 yards this preseason. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:15 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1309th)
     
  • Bucs release K Barth; Kyle Brindza wins K job
    Bucs released K Connor Barth.

    Advice: Barth was signed a week ago to compete with Patrick Murray for the kicker job, but the Bucs later traded TE Tim Wright to the Lions for K Kyle Brindza. Brindza went 2-for-2 in the preseason finale and will be Tampa's kicker. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:28 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2431st)
     
  • Titans release special teamer Andy Studebaker
    Titans released LB Andy Studebaker and waived C/G Gabe Ikard.

    Advice: Veteran special teamers like Studebaker need to be really good at their jobs because teams can find players to cover kicks for the bare-bones minimum. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:20 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (918th)
     
  • Falcons not expected to keep CB Southward
    Second-year CB Dezmen Southward isn't expected to make the Falcons' 53-man roster.

    Advice: Southward, the 68th pick in last year's draft, has been on the wrong side of the bubble all summer and did nothing to distinguish himself. Southward has great size at 6'2/210, but has been unable to make the transition from safety. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:28 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.38 (1640th)
     
  • Bucs rookie WR Bell may head to I.R.
    Bucs WR Kenny Bell's hamstring injury is severe enough that it may land him on injured reserve.

    Advice: Bell missed the final two preseason games and has been outplayed by fringe receivers Russell Shepard, Rannell Hall, and Adam Humphries. The fifth-round rookie out of Nebraska was expected to compete with Louis Murphy for No. 3 receiver duties, but it sounds like his first season could be spent on the sidelines. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2257th)
     
  • Dan Herron leaves with injured shoulder
    Dan Herron exited Thursday night's preseason finale with a shoulder injury and did not return.

    Advice: He was spotted with his arm in a sling in the locker room after the game. It's worth noting that Herron battled a painful shoulder injury during last year's playoffs. The extent of this injury is unknown. Herron has been in the driver's seat to open the season as Frank Gore's primary backup. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:23 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.89 (1831st)
     
  • Kenny Bell (hamstring) sitting out Thursday
    Bucs WR Kenny Bell (hamstring) is sitting out Thursday's preseason finale.

    Advice: It appears to be just a day-to-day injury for the fifth rounder, but he's losing ground in his quest for No. 3 duties behind Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson. Even if he's healthy, Bell could end up a scratch for Week 1 if he's not in good enough shape. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:19 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2257th)
     
  • Cowboys interested in RBs that get cut
    Cowboys VP Stephen Jones called running back "a position of interest" for Dallas once NFL teams turn in their final cuts.

    Advice: Joseph Randle's grip on Dallas' lead-back job appears to be fading, while the Cowboys should be fully aware of Darren McFadden's lengthy injury history. No. 3 back Lance Dunbar has spent three years in the NFL and never totaled more than 30 rushing attempts. The Cowboys missed out on running backs in the draft and could turn to the NFL waiver wire for increased depth. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:19 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.16 (68th)
     
  • Joseph Randle misses event for court date
    Joseph Randle was an unexpected absence from the Cowboys' kickoff luncheon on Wednesday because he had to be in Kansas "for a court appearance."

    Advice: Per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Randle's trip to Wichita "was not related" to a February incident where his ex-girlfriend alleged domestic violence, and was "likely" due to "either a family law case, or a misdemeanor charge." The Cowboys told reporters Randle's absence Wednesday was "for personal reasons." Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:46 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.16 (68th)
     
  • Joseph Randle to see 10-15 carries per game?
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram suggests Joseph Randle may open the season handling 10-15 carries per game "with (Darren) McFadden slightly below that."

    Advice: "At the end of the day, we’re both going to get carries however they decide to play it out," said McFadden. Both backs seem resigned to the fact that the Cowboys are committed to a running back by committee. Beat writer Drew Davison confirms none of Dallas' backs "has done enough to separate themselves from the pack." McFadden is shaping up as a dicey flex play to begin the year, while Randle will be toward the back end of RB2s. Lance Dunbar will eat into both players' production in the passing game, further muddying the situation. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:57 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.16 (68th)
     
  • Kenny Bell dealing with hamstring issue
    Bucs rookie WR Kenny Bell is dealing with a hamstring injury.

    Advice: Bell has been sidelined since Friday. Bell expressed optimism about testing the hamstring out in practice on Tuesday, but coach Lovie Smith shot it down, saying "You don't come back from hamstring injuries that quick." A fifth-rounder out of Nebraska, Bell is battling Louis Murphy for snaps behind Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:14 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2257th)
     
  • Report: Cowboys RBBC approach 'not a bluff'
    According to Yahoo's Charles Robinson, the Cowboys' plan to use an RBBC backfield is "not a bluff," and the rotation will be a "committee in the purest NFL form."

    Advice: Per Robinson, "the Cowboys are adamant that their elite offensive line can be the glue that elevates a collection of parts into a greater whole." In other words, the Cowboys are banking on their O-Line and less on the talent of their backfield, which is questionable to be kind with Joe Randle, Darren McFadden, and Lance Dunbar vying for work. Had Saturday night's preseason game been a regular season one, Robinson believes the Cowboys "would have ridden McFadden's hot hand," despite Randle starting the game. Robinson guesses none of the Cowboys' backs will rush for more than 850 yards this season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:23 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.16 (68th)
     
  • Dan Herron totals 35 yards versus Rams
    Dan Herron rushed nine times for 25 yards in Saturday's preseason game, adding a 10-yard reception.

    Advice: Herron started and carried the mail as the Colts rested Frank Gore. Herron is locked in as Gore's backup, but his work could be sporadic, as Gore has a three-down skill-set. Herron is an excellent handcuff, but not a standalone option in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:08 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.89 (1831st)
     
  • Gus Johnson rushes for 12 yards vs. Vikings
    Cowboys RB Gus Johnson rushed five times for 12 yards in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: He "added" a zero-yard reception. The Cowboys' No. 4 back now has 21 carries for only 71 yards (3.38 YPC) through three preseason games. He should get major run in Thursday's finale. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2029th)
     
  • Joseph Randle starts third preseason game
    Joseph Randle started the Cowboys' third preseason game, rushing six times for 15 yards.

    Advice: He added an eight-yard reception. Randle got the ball on four of Dallas' first six plays, and carried the mail for the majority of the first quarter. As expected, Lance Dunbar operated as his change-of-pace back. Darren McFadden got some work with the first-team offense, but not until Dallas' fourth series. Randle is clearly going to get the first shot on early downs as the Cowboys begin the tall task of replacing DeMarco Murray, but he's a boom-or-bust RB2 in a crowded backfield. He finishes the preseason with 13 carries for 45 yards (3.46 YPC). Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:26 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.16 (68th)
     
  • Cowboys still expected to use RBBC approach
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports no running back has separated himself at Cowboys camp, and the expectation is Dallas uses a committee approach.

    Advice: All three of Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden, and Lance Dunbar bring something different to the table. Randle and McFadden rely on quickness and speed, while Dunbar probably has the clearest path to an actual cemented role on offense as a "perfect fit" for the change-of-pace job. Randle is still the favorite to open the season as lead dog, but the Cowboys may rotate these guys in and out. Randle continues to have a far-too-rich-for-our-tastes third-round ADP. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:02 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.16 (68th)
     
  • Karlos Williams spotted at team facilities
    Bills RB Karlos Williams (undisclosed operation) was spotted at team facilities on Thursday.

    Advice: Per reporter Mike Rodak, the fifth-round rookie was walking with a "slight limp." The Bills have yet to disclose what necessitated an emergency operation, but it was possibly appendicitis. Williams won't play in the preseason, but coach Rex Ryan has expressed confidence he'll be ready for Week 1. Williams had been making a push for No. 2 duties, but will now be no higher than No. 3, and quite possibly lower. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:02 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.42 (2414th)
     
  • Bucs sign Connor Barth
    Buccaneers signed K Connor Barth, formerly of the Broncos.

    Advice: Barth was cut by the Broncos earlier in the day. He's resurfacing in Tampa Bay, where Barth will be the favorite over Brandon Bogotay and Patrick Murray. Those who drafted Barth in early best-ball leagues can take solace in the fact that he'll be kicking at all this year. We'd also advise those best-ball leagues to eliminate the kicker position. All fantasy leagues, for that matter. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:57 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2431st)
     
  • Broncos release K Barth, leaving McManus as K
    Broncos released K Connor Barth.

    Advice: Barth loses his roster spot to new LG Evan Mathis. Signed in November last season after Brandon McManus' early-year struggles, Barth went 15-of-16 on field goals and nailed all 15 extra points. With McManus performing well in camp and preseason, Barth is out of a job. The Broncos will keep him on speed dial should McManus falter again. Owners that drafted Barth can pick up McManus. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:43 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2431st)
     
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