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  • Kenyan Drake could open season on I.R.?
    The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson believes third-round RB Kenyan Drake (hamstring) could open the season on injured reserve.

    Advice: New I.R. rules implemented this season allow teams to stash players on the injured list and then later make a call which one they want to activate off "designated for return." Jackson thinks it could be Drake in an effort to get all four of Arian Foster, Jay Ajayi, Isaiah Pead, and Damien Williams on the opening day, 53-man roster. Drake has missed a ton of practice time with a pulled hammy. Rotoworld.com 52 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.12 (2576th)
     
  • Packers rookie WR Davis had 'uneventful' camp
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Pete Dougherty reports Packers fifth-round WR Trevor Davis had an "uneventful" training camp.

    Advice: Once the pads came on, Davis' play slipped. He has blazing speed (4.42 forty) at 6'1/188, but Davis seems destined for either the practice squad or the weekly gameday inactive list as the No. 6 receiver. Davis is a developmental prospect whose ceiling may be a deep threat and special teams ace. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:37 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.30 (2637th)
     
  • Jared Abbrederis to be Packers 'breakout' WR?
    ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky predicts third-year WR Jared Abbrederis will be Green Bay's "breakout" player this season.

    Advice: Abbrederis is listed as Randall Cobb's direct backup on the Packers' latest unofficial depth chart, suggesting he's no deeper than the No. 4 receiver. According to Demovsky, Abbrederis has enjoyed a "strong showing" at training camp and "continues to move up the depth chart." With Jeff Janis' abysmal camp and broken hand, Abbrederis is competing with Davante Adams for No. 3 duties. Abbrederis is a smooth route runner who can play both inside and outside. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:02 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.21 (2569th)
     
  • Eagles to 'feature' Sproles in the pass game
    The Philadelphia Inquirer's Zach Berman expects the Eagles to "feature" Darren Sproles in the passing game this season.

    Advice: According to Berman, new OC Frank Reich said that every week during meetings, the coaching staff would ask, "How can we get this guy the football?" regarding Sproles. The 33-year-old caught 55 passes last season, but could jump back up into the 65-75 range similar to his New Orleans days. Ryan Mathews isn't going to play on third downs, leaving all of that work to Sproles. Reich was the Chargers' OC last season when Danny Woodhead caught 80 balls. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:46 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.17 (153rd)
     
  • Veteran WR Nate Washington axed by Patriots
    Patriots released WR Nate Washington.

    Advice: Washington was buried on the depth chart in New England and didn't even make it to final cuts. The 33-year-old (on Sunday) had some big games for the Texans last season on his way to a 48-661-4 line, but wasn't brought back and settled for a minimum deal with the Patriots. He should be able to land another look-see at some point this season once injuries hit other teams. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:36 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2209th)
     
  • Koetter praises Seferian-Jenkins' work ethic
    Coach Dirk Koetter praised Austin Seferian-Jenkins' work ethic over the past couple weeks.

    Advice: After opening camp as the clear No. 2 to Cameron Brate, ASJ has gained the ground back and is splitting first-team reps with Brate. "Austin's worked his way right back in there," Koetter said. "And when he got moved down the depth chart all you can ask a player when he gets moved down is that he competes and does better and tries to get back up there and he's done that." It was a motivational tactic by Koetter, and it's paid off. ASJ is a high-upside late-round flier. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.82 (248th)
     
  • Eli Rogers expected to be Steelers No. 3 WR
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette expects Eli Rogers to open the season as the Steelers' No. 3 receiver.

    Advice: Bouchette calls Sammie Coates and Darrius Heyward-Bey "backups" behind Rogers, Markus Wheaton, and Antonio Brown. It's possible Bouchette's mind could change after Pittsburgh's third preseason game, where Ben Roethlisberger will see his first action this August. At this moment, however, Rogers is in the driver's seat to start in the slot in Week 1, with Wheaton moving outside. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:29 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2030th)
     
  • Marcus Murphy struggling with fumbles
    Coach Sean Payton called out second-year KR/RB Marcus Murphy for his fumbling issues.

    Advice: In June, Murphy said he hoped to earn an offensive role this season, but he's closer to being cut than playing snaps with Drew Brees. Murphy's fumbles have been evident in practice, and he's also put the ball on the ground twice through two preseason games. Murphy will never be an offensive weapon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:54 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2316th)
     
  • RB Drake won't play in third preseason game
    Despite returning to practice, Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake (hamstring) will sit out this week's regular season dress rehearsal.

    Advice: Drake "hopes" to see some action in the finale, and insists he'll be ready for Week 1. The oft-injured rookie has fallen behind Isaiah Pead on the depth chart. That's quite an inglorious way to begin an NFL career. Drake is off the re-draft radar. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:06 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.12 (2576th)
     
  • Kenyan Drake back at practice Tuesday
    Dolphins rookie RB Kenyan Drake (hamstring) returned to practice Tuesday.

    Advice: The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reported Monday Drake was not expected back this week, so this is something of a surprise. In Salguero's defense, the rookie will likely reinjure the hamstring before the week is through. Drake is at best third on the depth chart in Miami. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.12 (2576th)
     
  • Perriman has 'no doubt' he'll be ready Week 1
    Breshad Perriman (knee) said he has "no doubt" he will be ready for Week 1.

    Advice: Perriman reportedly "showed little effects" of his knee injury in his return to practice Tuesday. He is unlikely to play in the third preseason game this week, but it would not be surprising if he is cleared for team drills in the near future. Even if he is healthy enough to play Week 1, Perriman is unlikely to have a big role coming off a lost rookie season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:02 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.90 (196th)
     
  • Vikings activate TE Rhett Ellison
    Vikings activated TE Rhett Ellison (knee) off the active/PUP list.

    Advice: It is a miraculous recovery for Ellison, who tore his patellar tendon in January. He might not be ready for Week 1, but removing him from the PUP suggests the Vikings expect him back early in the season. With sixth-round rookie David Morgan playing well behind Kyle Rudolph and MyCole Pruitt, the Vikings could end up keeping four tight ends. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:59 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.66 (2529th)
     
  • Pagano: Backup running back spot 'very fluid'
    Colts coach Chuck Pagano said the backup running back job is "very fluid."

    Advice: Undrafted rookie Josh Ferguson opened the preseason as the No. 2, but he has struggled mightily through two weeks. Robert Turbin served as the backup last week, and he would seem to have the best chance to secure the job. Frank Gore is locked in as the starter. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:47 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.33 (2567th)
     
  • Aaron Rodgers expected to play Friday
    Packers coach Mike McCarthy suggested Aaron Rodgers will play this week against the 49ers.

    Advice: "The goal is to play Aaron and play our guys," McCarthy said. "But we'll evaluate our guys after today's practice." Considering he controls who plays, Rodgers suiting up is a very achievable goal. Rodgers has yet to see any snaps this preseason. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:42 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    21.35 (3rd)
     
  • Perriman looks good in return to practice
    ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley said Breshad Perriman "showed little effects" of his partially torn ACL in his return to practice.

    Advice: Perriman was not wearing a brace, but Hensley said he "showed no hesitation" running routes and cutting around cones in individual drills. Hensley did report a "slight limp" when Perriman was walking between drills. Although he is back at practice, coach John Harbaugh admitted the team is still "holding our breath a little bit" about Perriman's health. The receiver should be watched closely over the next several weeks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:24 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.90 (196th)
     
  • Report: Dez Bryant suffered concussion Monday
    Dallas 105.3 The Fan's Mike Fisher reports Dez Bryant suffered a concussion in Monday's practice.

    Advice: Fisher reports Dez has already been ruled out for Thursday night's game against the Seahawks, but it is unlikely this issue affects his Week 1 status. Coming off two great performances to open the preseason, Bryant is still a prime bounce-back candidate. He remains safe to draft in the first round. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:43 am
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.76 (30th)
     
  • Gase wants a 'long look' at Foster this week
    Dolphins coach Adam Gase said he hopes to "take a long look" at Arian Foster this week.

    Advice: "We didn't have much to evaluate," Gase said of Foster's first preseason action last week. "Whatever carries he had, there wasn't much there to try to create." Foster was held to -5 yards on two carries in his debut, but the line carries much of the blame for his struggles. Foster should get plenty of opportunities to redeem himself Thursday night against the Falcons. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:32 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.05 (134th)
     
  • Payton: Coby Fleener still 'work in progress'
    Saints coach Sean Payton said Coby Fleener is still a "work in progress."

    Advice: "I'd say it's an ongoing progression," Payton said. "There's some plays that are real good, and then there's some plays where we've got to be a little bit more detailed and that's something that I know he's got to work on." Despite Fourth-Team Gate last week, Fleener is still clearly the No. 1 tight end in New Orleans, but Payton wants him to both improve as a blocker and clean up some of his routes. Fleener agreed he has work to do, echoing his coach's sentiments by saying his understanding of the new offense is a "work in progress." While there appears to still be some rough edges, Fleener should shine with Drew Brees this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:13 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.41 (75th)
     
  • Breshad Perriman (knee) removed from PUP list
    Ravens coach John Harbaugh announced WR Breshad Perriman (knee) has been removed from the active/PUP list.

    Advice: Perriman had been sidelined since suffering a partially torn ACL in June. Harbaugh sounded pessimistic about Perriman's outlook just one week ago, but the sophomore now appears on track to return early in the season, although Harbaugh added the team is "holding our breath a little bit." Perriman will participate in a walk-through Monday, but he is still not cleared for full practice. After missing all of his rookie year and most of training camp, Perriman is still unlikely to have a large early-season role. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:23 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.90 (196th)
     
  • Kenyan Drake still not ready to practice
    The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reports Dolphins rookie RB Kenyan Drake (hamstring) will not practice this week.

    Advice: Drake has been sidelined since August 5 with a hamstring injury. He will not be ready for the third preseason game on Thursday, and it is reasonable to question if he will be ready to go for the regular season. Injury-prone in college, Drake has already missed time with two injuries in his short NFL career. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:05 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.12 (2576th)
     
  • Seferian-Jenkins climbing back up depth chart
    Coach Dirk Koetter said Sunday that Austin Seferian-Jenkins has "earned" the right to resume splitting first-team reps with Cameron Brate.

    Advice: While Brate has turned in a poor preseason, ASJ has earned strong blocking grades from Pro Football Focus and been efficient with his passing-game targets. There's no question ASJ is a superior talent. He needs to continue to show the coaching staff that he's a reliable asset, and indications are Seferian-Jenkins is on his way. He remains a late-round flyer with plenty of ceiling. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.82 (248th)
     
  • Seferian-Jenkins catches 3 for 36 Saturday
    Austin Seferian-Jenkins caught all three of his targets for 18 yards Saturday night against the Jaguars.

    Advice: Seferian-Jenkins again worked behind Cameron Brate, but he made two nice grabs in the two-minute drill to end the first half and held on despite a big hit on a leaping grab in the third quarter. It is concerning ASJ worked deep into the second half, but he has reportedly been making highlight plays every day in practice. As long as he keeps that up, he will have a shot to climb the depth chart. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:27 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.82 (248th)
     
  • Robert Turbin plays ahead of Josh Ferguson
    Robert Turbin worked as the Colts' No. 2 back in Saturday night's preseason game.

    Advice: Josh Ferguson played ahead of Turbin in the preseason opener. Turbin moved into the No. 2 back role on Saturday night, but appeared sluggish on the ground en route to 18 yards on seven carries and one catch for seven yards. The backup spot behind Frank Gore remains wide open, which also works to the advantage of Gore. Gore is shaping up as a probable workhorse, even at age 33. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:51 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.33 (2567th)
     
  • Rogers making bid for Steelers No. 3 WR job
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review says second-year WR Eli Rogers has "narrowed the gap" in the Steelers' No. 3 receiver race.

    Advice: Sammie Coates has "managed to lose ground" during an up-and-down August, "partly because of a lack of focus that caused drop balls and fumbles." The Tribune-Review notes that Markus Wheaton has "openly lobbied" to play more outside snaps, freeing up opportunity in the slot. Rogers is a slot receiver, while Coates plays outside. The Steelers' wideout distribution will be worth tracking closely in next week's regular season dress rehearsal. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:41 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2030th)
     
  • Arian Foster looks rusty in debut
    Arian Foster was held to two carries for -5 yards in his preseason debut.

    Advice: Foster played behind Jay Ajayi, but saw time with the first team. He looked rusty, and was mostly limited to third-down/redzone situations. Foster should have more of a workload in Miami's third preseason game. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.05 (134th)
     
  • Arian Foster cleared for preseason debut
    Arian Foster (Achilles') is active for Friday's preseason game.

    Advice: As expected. Miami rested Foster in their preseason opener, but he'll get a few series against Dallas. Foster and Jay Ajayi should both get first-team reps. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:10 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.05 (134th)
     
  • Steelers slot WR Eli Rogers posts 4-39 line
    Steelers second-year WR Eli Rogers caught 4-of-4 targets for 39 yards in Thursday's second preseason game against the Eagles.

    Advice: With Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton inactive, Rogers ran with the "first-team" offense guided by backup QB Landry Jones. Jones tossed four interceptions, but Rogers made the most of his targets. The 5'10/187 slot man has drawn rave reviews from OC Todd Haley, and Ben Roethlisberger reportedly "loves" Rogers. If Sammie Coates continues to struggle this preseason, Rogers could slide right into some three-wide snaps between Brown and Wheaton. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:05 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2030th)
     
  • Dez says his 'mind is right' leaving camp
    Dez Bryant said his "mind is right" leaving training camp.

    Advice: "My confidence is sky-high right now," Bryant said. "I think it's the best it's ever been." Bryant has not shown any ill effects from the foot injury which derailed his 2015, and he looked to be back in form during the first preseason game. As long as he and Tony Romo stay healthy, Dez should return to the high-end WR1 ranks. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:10 am
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.76 (30th)
     
  • Fleener indeed works with starters Wednesday
    Coby Fleener lined up with the first-team offense at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Fantasy footballers were sent into a state of panic Tuesday afternoon when the Saints uploaded their latest depth chart and listed Fleener with the fourth-string offense. The issue was quickly fixed in about an hour, but the news nearly broke Twitter. There is no concern about Fleener's job security. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.41 (75th)
     
  • Breshad Perriman a reserve/PUP candidate?
    The Ravens' website mentioned reserve/PUP as a possibility for second-year WR Breshad Perriman (ACL).

    Advice: Again slow to recover from his latest knee injury, Perriman's projected return date had been mid-August. He has resumed running, but doesn't appear to be close to practicing. Reserve/PUP looks like Perriman's likeliest destination. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:01 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.90 (196th)
     
  • Intern fixes depth chart, Fleener back to 1
    The Saints have updated their depth chart, bumping Coby Fleener from fourth-team/"other" back to No. 1.

    Advice: It's a typical ending for an August mystery. An intern likely uploaded an incorrect version of the team's "unofficial" depth chart. If Fleener fell in any of your slow drafts over the past hour, take this as an opportunity to make him your bargain TE1. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:10 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.41 (75th)
     
  • Saints list Fleener with fourth-team offense
    Coby Fleener is listed with the fourth-team offense on the Saints' latest unofficial depth chart.

    Advice: Even on an "unofficial" depth chart, it's deeply strange. Fleener is listed behind Josh Hill, Michael Hoomanawanui and "Rashaun Allen." Perhaps Fleener is battling a previously-undisclosed injury. Otherwise, the listing is a complete bafflement. We can only assume it's a motivational tactic. Bizarre as it is, we still wouldn't read too much into it, at least until we get further explanation. Fleener is a TE1. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.41 (75th)
     
  • Harbaugh has no update on Perriman (knee)
    Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he has no update on Breshad Perriman's (knee) timetable.

    Advice: Perriman is recovering from a partially torn ACL he suffered in June. Harbaugh admits this was around the time when they expected Perriman back, but there is not a set date for his return. He has begun running, but it seems like he is still weeks away. Coming off a lost rookie season, it would be surprising if Perriman had a large early-season role. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:43 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.90 (196th)
     
  • Gase 'pretty sure' Foster will play Friday
    Dolphins coach Adam Gase said he is "pretty sure" Arian Foster will play in the second preseason game.

    Advice: Miami was cautious with Foster in the first preseason game, but they need to get him some reps with the first-team offense. With both Foster and Jay Ajayi likely to play, it will be interesting to watch who gets the start. Ajayi struggled in last week's game. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:12 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.05 (134th)
     
  • Dez impresses in Saturday's preseason opener
    Dez Bryant caught both of his targets for 28 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' preseason opener.

    Advice: Bryant wasn't expected to play Saturday but talked his way into starting. "There was no way I was going to sit. I needed to be on the field," he said. "I wanted to test myself." He logged only 10 snaps but made the most of them by hauling in a 10-yard touchdown pass from Dak Prescott. Bryant was hobbled by foot injuries last season but will be at full strength for the start of 2016. Rotoworld.com Aug 14, 5:59 am
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.76 (30th)
     
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