FFL 2015 (ID# 285420)
  • Nick O'Leary doesn't look like he belongs
    WKBW Buffalo's Joe Buscaglia believes sixth-round TE Nick O'Leary "would likely have been released by now" if he wasn't a draft pick.

    Advice: Per Buscaglia, O'Leary "could be confused with any of the undrafted free agents on the roster" at Bills camp. He's currently behind Charles Clay, MarQuies Gray, Matthew Mulligan, and Chris Gragg on the depth chart. Small, short armed, and slow, O'Leary might not even make it onto Buffalo's practice squad. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:51 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.26 (2565th)
     
  • Gresham ruled out for preseason finale
    Jermaine Gresham (hamstring) won’t play in Thursday’s preseason finale.

    Advice: Gresham will miss the entire preseason recovering from back surgery and a hamstring issue. With Troy Niklas also sidelined, Darren Fells is locked in as Arizona’s Week 1 starter. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.23 (1833rd)
     
  • Titans want red-zone role for Green-Beckham
    The Titans want to use Dorial Green-Beckham as a red-zone threat.

    Advice: "It’s something you try to simulate, but a lot of times you can’t guarantee the coverage you’re going to get," coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "So all we can do is try to prepare him in practice. When you get to the season, it’s about matchups." Green-Beckham was held out of last week's dress rehearsal with an ankle injury. He hasn't played with the first team during the preseason, but remains a high-upside late-round flyer. Green-Beckham will open the season behind Kendall Wright, Harry Douglas, and Hakeem Nicks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:01 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.66 (2546th)
     
  • Ka’Deem Carey not lock for final roster
    The Chicago Tribune doesn’t consider Ka’Deem Carey a lock for the 53-man roster.

    Advice: Carey has been playing behind Jacquizz Rodgers and Jeremy Langford throughout the preseason. He isn’t guaranteed a spot as the No. 4 running back. Carey’s lack of special teams value is working against him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:38 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.69 (2631st)
     
  • Packers WR Janis 'hasn't won over' Rodgers
    Packers second-year WR Jeff Janis is behind rookie Ty Montgomery because Janis "hasn't fully won over his quarterback yet."

    Advice: Trust is critical between pass catchers and their quarterbacks. Aaron Rodgers apparently doesn't yet trust Janis enough for him to have a significant role in Green Bay's offense. "Jeff will have some great days and some days where mentally he's making too many mistakes," Rodgers said. "The talent and athleticism is there. We just need to see from all those guys battling for those two spots just some more consistency." Janis has a higher ceiling than Montgomery, but needs to start climbing the depth chart to make any 2015 fantasy noise. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:37 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.64 (2411th)
     
  • Ty Montgomery favorite for 3rd receiver job
    Third-round pick Ty Montgomery is still considered to have the "upper hand" for Green Bay's No. 3 receiver job.

    Advice: Playing outside at Z receiver, Montgomery is coming off a third preseason game where he posted a 2-71 receiving line working in three-wide sets alongside Randall Cobb and Davante Adams. Montgomery is very clearly ahead of Jeff Janis, who "hasn't fully won over" Aaron Rodgers. Montgomery is a worthy late-round flyer in re-draft leagues, with an up arrow on his Dynasty value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:33 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.27 (179th)
     
  • Brees has 'comfort level' with WR Coleman
    Drew Brees said he has "a great comfort level" with Brandon Coleman.

    Advice: Coleman started the third preseason game over Marques Colston, relegating Colston to the slot in three-wide sets. Coleman's exact role in the Saints' offense remains to be seen. He has just one catch for 27 yards this preseason. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.32 (166th)
     
  • Dolphins coach high on TE Dion Sims
    Coach Joe Philbin views Dion Sims as a starting-caliber tight end.

    Advice: "He can do a lot of different jobs; is coming along nicely," Philbin said. Jordan Cameron remains the No. 1 tight end, but could lose work to Sims on run downs. Coming off his disappointing 2014, Cameron has done nothing this preseason, catching two passes for six yards. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:32 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.38 (1827th)
     
  • NFLPA files grievance on Thompson's behalf
    The NFLPA has filed a grievance on behalf of free agent TE Taylor Thompson.

    Advice: Thompson was cut by the Titans back in June, but he claimed he was hurt and the Titans failed to release him with an injury settlement, as they believed he was healthy. Thompson now needs knee surgery, and the NFLPA is backing him. Thompson suspected back in June that he needed microfracture knee surgery. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:28 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1872nd)
     
  • Victor Cruz 'very much in doubt' for Week 1
    ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano confirmed Victor Cruz (calf, knee) is "very much in doubt" to play in Week 1.

    Advice: Cruz admitted Tuesday that his availability is in question, and at this point we'd bet against him suiting up Week 1 at Dallas. Rueben Randle would handle No. 2 duties behind Odell Beckham, with Preston Parker in the slot. Cruz has no timetable for return. He's an unlikely fantasy contributor in 2015. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:07 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.08 (139th)
     
  • Bears acquire rookie TE Lee from Texans
    Bears acquired TE Khari Lee from the Texans in exchange for a 2017 sixth-round pick.

    Advice: Lee was an All-American at D-2 Bowie State and signed with the Texans as an undrafted free agent. He didn't impress at his Pro Day, however, displaying subpar athleticism with a 5.05 forty and 9-foot-7 broad jump. Lee caught 5-of-6 preseason targets for 71 scoreless yards. The Bears like him as an inline blocker. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:44 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1937th)
     
  • Packers expected to add a veteran receiver
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Tom Silverstein expects the Packers to sign a veteran receiver.

    Advice: Silverstein mentions three ex-Packers: free agent WR Jarrett Boykin -- who was released by the Panthers on Tuesday -- Giants WR James Jones, and Lions WR Jeremy Ross. Boykin caught just three passes for Green Bay in 2014. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:39 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2173rd)
     
  • Matt Jones to have offensive role as rookie
    The Redskins envision Alfred Morris and Matt Jones as a "physical tandem" in the backfield.

    Advice: Jones has cut up the preseason, averaging 6.95 YPC on 20 carries. He hits the hole with such explosiveness as a powerful downhill runner that the Redskins have been forced to give him back-to-back rest days to open up practice this week. Jones hasn't passed Morris on the depth chart, but the Redskins will use him plenty this year, giving him some standalone value as an RB4. If Morris were to get hurt, Jones would come into play as a high-end RB2. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.01 (227th)
     
  • 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
    1.09 (2625th)
     
  • Jace Amaro (shoulder) surprisingly sent to IR
    Jets placed TE Jace Amaro (shoulder surgery) on injured reserve, ending his season.

    Advice: The 23-year-old tight end has a torn labrum. He suffered the injury in the Jets' preseason opener. It's a bitterly disappointing end to what needed to be a big season for a player who underwhelmed as a rookie. Now Amaro will enter his third camp next summer on the hot seat after being the No. 49 overall pick of last year's draft. Jeff Cumberland and Kellen Davis are the next men up on the depth chart. It's a sorry group. Amaro is an end-of-bench type in Dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:26 am
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1892nd)
     
  • Cruz less certain he will play in Week 1
    Victor Cruz (calf) is no longer certain he will play in Week 1.

    Advice: He's sitting out Thursday's preseason finale. "Nothing’s been set in stone in terms of playing that first week or not playing that first week," Cruz said. "I’m still excited for Week 1. That’s still the goal. That’s still the plan in my opinion." Cruz has been sidelined by a "minor" calf strain since mid-August and is not expected to practice this week. Cruz was already a risky fantasy bet coming off a devastating knee injury. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:25 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.08 (139th)
     
  • Panthers release WR Jarrett Boykin
    Panthers released WR Jarrett Boykin.

    Advice: The acquisition of Kevin Norwood from Seattle on Monday likely sealed his fate. Boykin caught 49 passes with the Packers in 2013 but has struggled to find playing time since. Being cut by a receiver-needy team like the Panthers is not a great sign for his NFL future. Carolina also cut S Robert Lester. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:49 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2173rd)
     
  • Victor Cruz (calf) says Giants being cautious
    Victor Cruz said the Giants are just being cautious with his strained calf.

    Advice: Cruz said the swelling has gone down. It would be a surprise if Cruz played in the final preseason game, but it sounds like he could be ready for Week 1. Coming off a devastating knee injury and now a preseason calf concern, Cruz is a risky bet to contribute this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.08 (139th)
     
  • Brandon Coleman catches 27-yard pass
    Brandon Coleman caught one pass for 27 yards in the Saints' third preseason game.

    Advice: Coleman ran with the Saints' first-team offense in two-wide sets, playing ahead of Marques Colston, who entered for three-wide packages at slot receiver. Coleman's lowlight was a drop on a pass from Luke McCown. His highlight was a 27-yard second-quarter gain on a deep crosser. Coleman is a legitimate threat to Colston's playing time, but his snap share remains somewhat unclear, and Coleman's lack of preseason production is a slight concern. He has one catch on four targets through three exhibition games. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:30 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.32 (166th)
     
  • Giants don't expect Cruz to practice this wk
    Giants coach Tom Coughlin does not expect Victor Cruz (calf) to practice this week.

    Advice: The Giants insist the injuries aren't related, but Cruz is coming back from a torn patellar tendon, an injury that frequently leads to "compensation" injuries in other areas of the body. Cruz has no known timetable for return. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:50 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.08 (139th)
     
  • Boykin competing with Bersin for last spot
    Panthers beat writer Joseph Person doesn't think WR Jarrett Boykin will make the 53-man roster.

    Advice: He expects the Panthers to keep five wideouts with Boykin as the odd man out. Person said Boykin has put pressure on Brenton Bersin for the last spot but the coaches "seem to prefer" Bersin. Boykin has logged nine catches for 93 yards this preseason. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:43 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2173rd)
     
  • Jeff Janis impresses in expanded role
    Jeff Janis had three catches for 72 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' third preseason game.

    Advice: Janis was behind Ty Montgomery in three-wide sets, but saw an expanded role after Randall Cobb went down. The Packers played Janis deep into the second half, with his touchdown coming on a 27-yard pass from Matt Blanchard. Cobb's shoulder injury has potential to create an opportunity for Janis. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:50 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.64 (2411th)
     
  • Ty Montgomery impresses in third preseason game
    Ty Montgomery caught two passes for 71 yards in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: Montgomery started over Jeff Janis in three-wide sets. He played into the third quarter, but made a 52-yard catch against the Eagles first-team defense. With Randall Cobb leaving early with a shoulder injury, there's potential for Montgomery to have a big early-season role. Montgomery has four catches for 99 yards through three preseason games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:36 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.27 (179th)
     
  • Matt Jones sees field after Chris Thompson
    Matt Jones rushed seven times for 57 yards in the Redskins' third preseason game.

    Advice: He added one catch for 17 yards. Jones had much more success against the second-team defense than Alfred Morris had against the first, but he ran clearly behind Alf in this game and saw the field after Chris Thompson as well. Jones has the talent to put pressure on Morris, but he has not climbed him on the depth chart yet. Jones has 139 yards on 20 carries (6.95 YPC) this preseason. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:14 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.01 (227th)
     
  • Dorial Green-Beckham doesn't see snaps
    Dorial Green-Beckham didn’t play any snaps in the Titans third preseason game.

    Advice: Green-Beckham was active after missing time with an ankle injury, but didn’t see the field. Coach Ken Whisenhunt views Green-Beckham as a work in progress, limiting his chances of making an early-season impact. The Titans slowplayed Bishop Sankey for 29-year-old Shonn Greene last year, and appear to be doing the same with DGB. Harry Douglas and a broken-down Hakeem Nicks are expected to open the year opposite Kendall Wright. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:39 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.66 (2546th)
     
  • Victor Cruz (calf) sitting out on Saturday
    Victor Cruz (calf) will miss Saturday's preseason game against the Jets.

    Advice: It means Cruz will miss the entire preseason. Coming back from a devastating knee injury, Cruz remains on track for Week 1. He's in the WR3 conversation. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:09 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.08 (139th)
     
  • Rodgers 'not sure' whom 3rd receiver will be
    Aaron Rodgers "isn't quite sure" who will take over as the Packers' new third receiver.

    Advice: While beat writers seem convinced the job will go to rookie Ty Montgomery, Rodgers' uncertainty suggests the door is still open for vertical-stretching sophomore Jeff Janis. ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky confirms the No. 3 battle will come down to Janis and Montgomery only. Rodgers did acknowledge the need for an additional wideout to step up. "There's going to be some one-on-ones outside, and we look for matchups," Rodgers explained. "So that third guy could get the matchup and is going to need to produce." The Packers ran three-receiver formations on over 70 percent of their 2014 offensive plays. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:08 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.64 (2411th)
     
  • Nick O'Leary isn't guaranteed roster spot
    Bills coach Rex Ryan admits sixth-round TE Nick O'Leary isn't guaranteed a roster spot.

    Advice: O'Leary was a star catching passes from Jameis Winston in college, but is no higher than No. 4 on the depth chart. O'Leary has severe athletic limitations, and isn't much of a run blocker. He could be a better fit for the practice squad than 53-man roster. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:00 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.26 (2565th)
     
  • Montgomery running as No. 3 receiver Tuesday
    Ty Montgomery was operating as the Packers' No. 3 receiver in Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: With the Packers in a three-wide set, Montgomery lined up opposite Davante Adams while Randall Cobb manned the slot. It confirms Montgomery is getting the first crack to replace Jordy Nelson over Jeff Janis. Although Janis is a favorite of the Twitter metrics crowd, the Packers believe he's too inconsistent for a bigger role on offense. Janis could theoretically still overtake Montgomery with strong performances in Green Bay's final two preseason games, but a third-round pick, Montgomery is getting the benefit of the doubt. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:48 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.27 (179th)
     
  • Victor Cruz confirms calf is the issue
    Victor Cruz confirmed he is dealing with inflammation in his calf.

    Advice: Cruz said he should be good to go by the season opener, but any missed time is concerning coming off a devastating knee injury. Coach Tom Coughlin said he would like to get Cruz involved in the third preseason game, but that appears unlikely. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:55 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.08 (139th)
     
  • Amaro's recovery a 'really slow process'
    Jets TE Jace Amaro's recovery from a sprained shoulder is going slower than expected.

    Advice: "Every day it’s been getting better. It’s just a really slow process," said Amaro. "It’s just frustrating. I just want to get out there and be able to play." Originally expected back for the regular season opener, it now appears Amaro could miss regular season games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:24 am
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1892nd)
     
  • Janis too 'inconsistent' to be Packers WR3?
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel suggests second-year WR Jeff Janis has been too "inconsistent" to take over as the Packers' third receiver.

    Advice: Janis has flashed serious big-play ability through his first two NFL preseasons, but he did drop a pass in Sunday's second preseason game, and also fumbled away a punt. Beat writer Tom Silverstein acknowledges Janis "would be the ideal replacement" for Jordy Nelson from a body-type standpoint in three-receiver sets. We're still not ruling out Janis beating out Ty Montgomery. Both should get boatloads of preseason snaps from here on out. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:51 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.64 (2411th)
     
  • Ty Montgomery to become Packers No. 3 WR?
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel expects third-round pick Ty Montgomery to take over as the Packers' third receiver after Jordy Nelson's ACL tear.

    Advice: Jeff Janis replaced Jordy on the outside in Sunday's preseason game, but the Journal-Sentinel apparently believes Montgomery is ahead of Janis on the depth chart. Beat reporter Tom Silverstein writes he expects Janis to compete with Myles White and a host of others for the final few game-day roster spots. Janis vs. Montgomery should really be a camp battle for the rest of August and early September. Both should get a ton of snaps in the remaining exhibition games. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.27 (179th)
     
  • Whisenhunt: Green-Beckham a work in progress
    Coach Ken Whisenhunt indicated rookie Dorial Green-Beckham remains a work in progress entering the Titans' third preseason game.

    Advice: Green-Beckham has flashed big time on the field, ripping off a 32-yard gain in the Titans' preseason opener and catching four balls for 40 yards in the second exhibition week. Whisenhunt, however, noted that Green-Beckham cost the team a 37-yard gain with a miscue on Sunday night and says Green-Beckham is "still finding his way" and "has some catching up to do." Green-Beckham did run with the ones a bit on Sunday. He's climbing the ladder. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:24 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.66 (2546th)
     
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