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  • Rapoport: 'Long-shot' Dez plays this week
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says it is a "long-shot" Dez Bryant (knee) plays this week.

    Advice: Rapoport reports the Cowboys hope Bryant can play this week, but they are "aware" he could be looking at a "three-week injury." It would be surprising at this point if Bryant suited up against the 49ers, and he is questionable at best for Week 5 against the Bengals. Cole Beasley should see a ton of targets with Bryant sidelined, and Brice Butler is an interesting sleeper as well. Rotoworld.com 31 minutes ago
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.84 (65th)
     
  • Report: Rashad Jennings unlikely to play
    ESPN's Jordan Raanan reports Rashad Jennings (thumb) is unlikely to play Monday night against the Vikings.

    Advice: Jennings' thumb has still not healed enough for him to catch the football or pass protect, so he will end up missing another week. Orleans Darkwa should get the start against Minnesota with Bobby Rainey handling some passing-down work. Rookie Paul Perkins could get involved as well. Even in a daunting matchup, Darkwa will be worth FLEX consideration this week. Rotoworld.com 44 minutes ago
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.55 (57th)
     
  • Chris Ivory (ankle/knee) limited Wednesday
    Chris Ivory (ankle/knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Ivory tweaked both his knee and ankle in his first game action of the year after missing the first two weeks with an illness. The limited practice suggests he will ready to play Sunday, but it is a situation to monitor all week. The Jags get the Colts in an early game in London this week. Rotoworld.com 55 minutes ago
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    8.82 (103rd)
     
  • Cowboys fine Dez for missing MRI, meetings
    The Dallas Morning News reports the Cowboys have fined Dez Bryant for missing meetings and an MRI related to his knee injury.

    Advice: This explains why the Cowboys took so long to disclose the results of Bryant's MRI, which revealed a hairline fracture in his knee and will likely cost him multiple weeks. Specifically, the injury is a "hairline fracture of the tibial plateau on his right knee." It's unclear how much Bryant has been fined, but at least for now he seems to be in hot water with the organization. Hopefully, he will now focus on rehab and this is the last we hear of this. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:47 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.84 (65th)
     
  • Tavon Austin limited with shoulder injury
    Tavon Austin (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: It’s a new injury for Austin. The limited practice suggests it’s nothing serious. Austin is WR4 for Sunday’s Cardinals matchup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:41 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.12 (155th)
     
  • Jimmy Graham still getting reps managed
    Jimmy Graham (knee) was limited on Wednesday.

    Advice: Graham had an every-down role in Week 3, posting a 6/100/1 line. Seattle is just managing his reps. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:25 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.64 (176th)
     
  • Oakland defense waking up?
    The Oakland defense turned in an improved performance in Week 3, sparked by rookie SS Karl Joseph.

    Advice: The Raiders finally installed Joseph in the starting lineup in Week 3, and the rookie responded with a team-high 10 tackles. After getting destroyed in consecutive games to begin the season, the Oakland defense held Tennessee to just 10 points while forcing three turnovers. The Raiders D/ST isn't an advised fantasy option in Week 4 at Baltimore, but this group has plenty of talent and should round into shape shortly. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:41 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.47 (145th)
     
  • Denver pass rush excelling again
    The Denver defense has recorded at least three sacks in each game this season.

    Advice: The Broncos wrapped up Cincinnati's Andy Dalton four times in Week 3 despite the Bengals attempting to limit the impact of the Denver pass rush. "They were committed to the run, chipping us and doing those type of things. But then at the end of the day, we had four sacks out of our two outside guys between Shane (Ray) and Von (Miller)," said coach Gary Kubiak. The Broncos D/ST will be a top-tier fantasy option at Tampa Bay in Week 4. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:38 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.35 (93rd)
     
  • Willie Snead (toe) starts week limited
    Willie Snead (toe) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: It's a good sign after Snead only got in one practice last week. Snead's trending in the right direction for Sunday's game with the Chargers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:08 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.96 (78th)
     
  • Zeke says he feels 'way more comfortable'
    Ezekiel Elliott said he feels "way more comfortable" in the Cowboys' offense than he did in Week 1.

    Advice: And it shows. After a turbulent first two weeks, Elliott exploded for 140 yards on 30 carries Sunday against Chicago. He's now tied for second in the league in rushing yards (274) and third in carries (71). "I'm a very improved player from Week 1," said Zeke. He has a great matchup against the Niners in Week 4. Consider him an RB1 going forward. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:48 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.06 (37th)
     
  • Jarvis Landry (shoulder) listed questionable
    Jarvis Landry (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 4.

    Advice: Landry was held out Monday, but got in two limited practices. There's no concern over his Thursday night status. Landry is behind only Antonio Brown and Mike Evans in targets through three weeks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:16 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.03 (62nd)
     
  • Gruden 'concerned' about Doctson's Achilles'
    Coach Jay Gruden said he's "very concerned" about Josh Doctson (Achilles').

    Advice: Doctson has taken a step back after getting in limited practices all last week. He ended up not feeling right in pregame warmups before the Giants game and was inactive. Gruden said Doctson will "take it easy" again this week. Though tests have shown no further damage, Doctson is week to week. He's looking like a long shot to make any meaningful year-one contributions. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:59 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.95 (226th)
     
  • Dez has fracture in knee, hopes to play at SF
    Coach Jason Garrett said Dez Bryant has a hairline fracture in his knee, but the Cowboys are hopeful he'll be able to play Week 4 at the 49ers.

    Advice: Garrett called it a "day by day, week by week" thing, so who knows what that means. If we were to simply make an educated guess, we'd say Bryant doesn't play Sunday. Hairline fractures in the fibula, which is at the base of the leg rather than the knee, often require multiple weeks of recovery. Bryant didn't practice Wednesday and will likely be a game-time decision Sunday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:41 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.84 (65th)
     
  • Ka'Deem Cary not practicing Wednesday
    Ka'Deem Carey (hamstring) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: He's not expected to play this week after going down early in Week 2. Jordan Howard will get the start, with Joique Bell and Raheem Mostert as backups. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:29 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.57 (141st)
     
  • Julio Jones is practicing Wednesday
    Julio Jones (calf) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: The Falcons went light on Wednesday coming off Monday night's win, but it's encouraging to see Jones out there the first day of the practice week. He'll look to rebound from last week's one-catch effort Sunday against the Panthers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:26 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.83 (35th)
     
  • Virgil Green still not practicing Wednesday
    Virgil Green (calf) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: If he can't go, Jeff Heuerman and John Phillips will again fill in. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:10 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.67 (231st)
     
  • Garoppolo, Brissett both practice Wednesday
    Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) and Jacoby Brissett (thumb) were both limited participants at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Garoppolo reportedly is "still in pain and doesn't yet have full mobility" in his throwing shoulder, but he didn't look any worse for the wear while throwing at Wednesday's practice. He and Brissett split the first-team reps. Don't expect gamesman coach Bill Belichick to name a starter until the end of the week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:26 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (17th)
     
  • Josh Doctson not practicing Wednesday
    Josh Doctson (Achilles') is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: It's a setback for Doctson after he got in a round of limited practices last week. He reportedly didn't feel right in Week 3 warmups and was inactive. Rashad Ross and Ryan Grant have been filling in as the Nos. 4 and 5 receivers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:21 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.95 (226th)
     
  • No word on knee, but Dez not practicing Wed
    Dez Bryant (knee) will not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: The Cowboys say Tuesday's MRI results aren't yet known. Yeah, okay, right. Beat writers remain in the dark regarding Bryant's injury and status. It's truly anybody's guess whether Bryant will play against the 49ers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:42 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.84 (65th)
     
  • Garoppolo 'doesn't yet have mobility' in arm
    CSN New England's Mike Giardi reports Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) is "still in pain and doesn't yet have full mobility in his throwing shoulder."

    Advice: There have been reports Garoppolo has made steady progress, and the Patriots are "hopeful" he'll play Week 4 against the Bills, but it doesn't sound like he's anywhere near 100 percent. Meanwhile, rookie Jacoby Brissett (thumb) replied "oh yeah" when asked if he's feeling in tip-top shape. If the Patriots were to play today, Brissett would likely be the one under center. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:03 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (17th)
     
  • Falcons expect Julio Jones to practice more
    The Falcons expect Julio Jones (calf) to practice more in Week 4.

    Advice: Jones got in two DNPs and a "limited" before catching one pass for 16 yards against the Saints. It was a brutal letdown for fantasy owners, but one Jones escaped without setbacks. He'll be an elite WR1 for Sunday's game against the Panthers. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:26 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.83 (35th)
     
  • Jarvis Landry back at practice on Tuesday
    Jarvis Landry (shoulder) returned to Dolphins practice Tuesday.

    Advice: The Dolphins were just managing Landry's reps on Monday. He'll be good to go against a Bengals defense that's been surprisingly vulnerable against the pass thus far this season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:20 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.03 (62nd)
     
  • Pats 'hopeful' Garoppolo will be ready for Week 4
    ESPN's Ed Werder reports the Patriots are "hopeful" Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) and Jacoby Brissett (thumb) will both be available for Week 4 against the Bills.

    Advice: Garoppolo almost played against Houston last week and has reportedly made steady progress in his recovery from a sprained AC joint. Meanwhile Brissett wasn't wearing any protective covering on his sprained thumb during the Patriots' media availability on Tuesday. The Pats only need to cobble together one more week of Garoppolo and Brissett before Tom Brady makes his return in Week 5. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:30 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (17th)
     
  • Report: Dez expected to have MRI Tuesday
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Clarence Hill reports Dez Bryant (knee) is expected to undergo an MRI on Tuesday.

    Advice: Owner Jerry Jones said on the radio Tuesday morning Bryant had not undergone an MRI, but he did leave open the possibility he would have one later in the day. It looks like the test will happen, but the fact they have waited suggests there is not much concern. At this point, Bryant should still be expected to play. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:12 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.84 (65th)
     
  • Dez hasn't had MRI, Jones thinks he will play
    Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Dez Bryant (knee) has not undergone an MRI and is expected to play this week against the 49ers.

    Advice: Jones conceded Dez could have an MRI this week, but it does not sound like the team is concerned about his knee injury. His status for this week will become clearer after Wednesday's practice, but for now he should be expected to play. Dez will be a WR1 in a great matchup against the 49ers. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:40 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.84 (65th)
     
  • Julio Jones held to 1-16 line in blowout win
    Julio Jones was held to one catch for 16 yards on seven targets in the Falcons' 45-32, Week 3 win over the Saints on Monday night.

    Advice: Jones' seven targets were a team-high, but he and Matt Ryan just couldn't connect on much of anything on a night the Falcons' running backs -- Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman -- combined for 296 yards and four touchdowns dominated on offense. Jones came into the game with calf and ankle ailments, and he wasn't in on every offensive snap, but didn't look to be any worse for the wear. The Saints simply sold out to stop Jones, and the rest of the offense made them pay. Jones will look to bounce back next week at home against the Panthers. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:06 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.83 (35th)
     
  • Willie Snead officially inactive Monday night
    Willie Snead (toe) is inactive for Week 3 against the Falcons.

    Advice: Rookie Mike Thomas will fill in and play heavier snaps as the No. 2 receiver, while Brandon Coleman will see increased work in three-wide sets. Look for those two and Coby Fleener to be more prominent targets in the red zone. Also inactive for the Saints are S Kenny Vaccaro (ankle), LT Terron Armstead (knee), DT Tyeler Davison, WLB Dannell Ellerbe, CB Delvin Breaux, and TE Josh Hill. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:03 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.96 (78th)
     
  • Julio Jones (calf) 'good to go' Monday night
    Julio Jones (calf, ankle) is active and "good to go" for Monday night's Week 3 game against the Saints.

    Advice: There was never much doubt despite the questionable tag. Jones may not be 100 percent, but he came into the week as the elite WR1 play against a Saints defense that lost its Nos. 1 and 2 cornerbacks to injury Weeks 1 and 2. Hybrid S/slot CB Kenny Vaccaro (ankle) is also inactive. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:00 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.83 (35th)
     
  • Jarvis Landry listed as DNP on Monday report
    Jarvis Landry (shoulder) was listed as a non-participant in the Dolphins' Monday practice.

    Advice: The Dolphins didn't actually hold a practice, but the NFL requires teams playing on Thursday nights to issue would-be injury reports on Mondays. Landry went 7-120-1 against the Browns and wasn't known to be hurt. He played 96 percent of Miami's offensive snaps. Expect Landry to start at Cincinnati. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:39 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.03 (62nd)
     
  • 'Optimism' Rashad Jennings returns this week
    NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports there is "optimism" Rashad Jennings (thumb) returns for Week 4.

    Advice: There's optimism and urgency, as the Giants' unsettled backfield has lost Shane Vereen (triceps) for the season. Jennings was a surprising scratch on Sunday, so we'd still consider his status far from certain. He's unsure of his ability to contribute in the passing game, something that will be even more of a necessity with Vereen out. The Giants will issue their first injury report on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:30 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.55 (57th)
     
  • McAdoo: We'll evaluate Jennings all week
    Giants coach Ben McAdoo said Rashad Jennings (thumb) will be "evaluated throughout the week."

    Advice: Spoiler alert. Every injured player is evaluated throughout the week. The problem is Jennings' ability to contribute in the passing game, something that won't be magically cleared up after only one absence. There's likely renewed urgency to get Jennings back on the field, however, with the news that Shane Vereen is done for the season. The Giants don't have to issue an injury report until Thursday because they're playing on Monday Night Football. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:31 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.55 (57th)
     
  • Report: Willie Snead will not play Monday
    ESPN's Britt McHenry reports Saints WR Willie Snead (toe, questionable) will not play Monday night against the Falcons.

    Advice: This is not a huge surprise after Snead missed most of the practice week. With Snead out, rookie Michael Thomas and TE Coby Fleener should see more work in a great matchup. Thomas is available in over half of Yahoo leagues for players in need of a late replacement. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:48 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.96 (78th)
     
  • Jennings sat because of pass-game concerns
    Rashad Jennings (thumb) said he sat out Week 3 against the Redskins because of concerns about his ability to contribute in the passing game.

    Advice: Jennings said he has no problem holding the ball in his right hand when rushing, but the thumb injury does affect his ability to catch and pass protect. Jennings said he is "going to do everything I possibly can" to be ready for Monday night's matchup with the Vikings, but it would not be surprising if he sat out again. Orleans Darkwa and Shane Vereen split work with Jennings sidelined. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:20 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.55 (57th)
     
  • Dez Bryant (knee) undergoing MRI on Monday
    Dez Bryant will undergo an MRI on his knee Monday.

    Advice: Bryant scored in the fourth quarter of Sunday evening's Bears shellacking, but evidently tweaked something. X-rays came back negative, but the Cowboys were compelled to do further testing. For what it's worth, owner Jerry Jones said he's "fine with it," but clearly nothing can be ruled out until the MRI results come back. We'll learn Bryant's status some time on Monday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:10 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.84 (65th)
     
  • Dez posts 3/40/1 line on Sunday night
    Dez Bryant caught 3-of-6 targets for 40 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' Week 3 win over Chicago.

    Advice: Bryant briefly exited with a knee injury on the opening drive. He stayed in the game, but was noticeably limited. Bryant managed to save his night with a 17-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, but his lack of yards in two of three games is concerning. Bryant is a must-start against the 49ers' secondary in Week 4. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:10 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.84 (65th)
     
  • Elliott runs for 140 yards in workhorse role
    Ezekiel Elliott had 30 carries for 140 yards and caught two passes for 20 yards in the Cowboys' Week 3 win over Chicago.

    Advice: Elliott had two touchdowns vultured, including one to Lance Dunbar. Even with the offensive line missing multiple starters, he had a ton of running room all game. Elliott’s highlight was a hurdle over S Chris Prosinski at the end of a third quarter run. He didn't have any ball security issues after two fumbles last week. Elliott is locked in as a RB1 for Week 4. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:07 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.06 (37th)
     
  • Tavon Austin finally has productive afternoon
    Tavon Austin caught 5-of-8 targets for 82 yards and a touchdown in the Rams' Week 3 win over the Bucs.

    Advice: Austin entered Week 3 with an inconceivable 63 yards on 22 targets, but finally had a productive afternoon. The Rams continued to scheme him the ball, and Austin chewed up some yardage in space. His score was a 43-yarder where he was somehow left on a 1-on-1 island with Chris Conte. The result was predictable. Austin nearly cost the Rams late in the fourth quarter, fielding a kickoff like a punt and setting his team up at the six-yard line. It was a ball that should have been given up on. Going up against the Cardinals' solid secondary in Week 4, Austin will be a low-end WR4. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:38 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.12 (155th)
     
  • Jimmy Graham back: Drops 6-100-1 on 49ers
    Jimmy Graham caught 6-of-9 targets for 100 yards and a touchdown in the Seahawks' Week 3 win over the 49ers.

    Advice: Graham and Christine Michael were monsters in this one, giving Seattle a 37-3 lead before the 49ers chipped away in garbage time. Coming off a ruptured patellar tendon, Graham looked fully back to form by skying to make contested catches in the open field and appearing in excellent shape physically. Graham needs to be picked up in all fantasy leagues ahead of a Week 4 date with the Jets. He is back to being a full-time player in Seattle's offense. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:30 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.64 (176th)
     
  • Landry posts 7/120/1 line on Browns
    Jarvis Landry caught 7-of-12 targets for 120 yards and a touchdown in Miami's Week 3 win over the Browns.

    Advice: Landry beat Tramon Williams for a 42-yard touchdown early in the second half. He also set up the game-winning touchdown in overtime on a perfectly run route. Landry has benefitted from Miami's pass-heavy playcalling, and is now up to 35 targets through three games. He's locked in as a WR2 for Week 4. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:31 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.03 (62nd)
     
  • Ivory limited to 23 yards in Jaguars debut
    Chris Ivory tallied 14 yards on 12 carries and secured his only target for nine yards Sunday in the Jaguars' Week 3 loss to the Ravens.

    Advice: Ivory was absent for the Jaguars’ opening drive but resurfaced on the following possession. The good news is that Ivory out-touched T.J. Yeldon by a comfortable 13-8 margin. The bad news is that he was horribly inefficient and the Jaguars’ offensive line did almost nothing to protect him, standing idly by while Ivory and Yeldon spent the afternoon running into brick walls. Jacksonville’s running game has been stagnant all season and that probably won’t change even with Ivory back in the lineup. Ivory will be a touchdown-or-bust RB3 next week when the Jags travel to London to face the Colts. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:01 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    8.82 (103rd)
     
  • Glazer: Julio full-go in Sunday's walkthrough
    FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reports Julio Jones (calf, questionable) was a full-go in Sunday's walkthrough.

    Advice: Coach Dan Quinn reportedly told Glazer the Falcons expect Jones to play Monday night against the Saints, but they will test him again before the game. All signs have pointed to Jones being active this week, and this news just solidifies his status. He is an elite WR1. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:54 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.83 (35th)
     
  • Chris Ivory (illness) active against Baltimore
    Chris Ivory (illness) is active for Week 3 against the Ravens.

    Advice: Ivory is finally ready to make his Jaguars debut after missing the first two games with what the team is calling a "general medical issue." He won't see a full workload in his first game back but Ivory is still the favorite for goal-line carries. That makes him a touchdown-or-bust RB3. Obviously Ivory's return will put a major dent in T.J. Yeldon's fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:54 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    8.82 (103rd)
     
  • Josh Doctson late addition to inactive list
    Redskins declared WR Josh Doctson (Achilles') inactive for Week 3 against the Giants.

    Advice: Rashad Ross was originally listed as inactive, but he will be up instead of Doctson. NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reports Doctson's Achilles' did not feel good in warmups after being limited all week in practice. It does not sound like he suffered a setback, but his practice participation should be closely monitored this week. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:50 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.95 (226th)
     
  • Broncos declare Virgil Green inactive
    Broncos declared TE Virgil Green, QB Austin Davis, OLB DeMarcus Ware, S Justin Simmons, CB Lorenzo Doss, and OLs Connor McGovern and Donald Stephenson inactive for Week 3 against the Bengals.

    Advice: Green is week to week with a strained calf. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:42 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.67 (231st)
     
  • Rashad Jennings officially inactive vs. WSH
    Giants declared Rashad Jennings (thumb) inactive for Week 3 vs. the Redskins.

    Advice: Orleans Darkwa and Shane Vereen will supposedly split work in Jennings' absence, but Vereen is the only player we feel comfortable firing up in fantasy. Darkwa has a low ceiling and lower floor. Also inactive for the Giants are QB Josh Johnson, WR Roger Lewis, DT Montori Hughes, OT Marshall Newhouse, S Darian Thompson and DT Robert Thomas. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:32 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.55 (57th)
     
  • Schefter: Jimmy Garoppolo 'making progress'
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) is "definitely making progress" and there is hope he can be ready for Week 4.

    Advice: Schefter reported earlier this week Garoppolo had "a chance" to be active, so this sounds like better news. Schefter also said the Patriots do not believe Jacoby Brissett's thumb injury is serious. It is starting to look like New England could have both quarterbacks next week against the Bills. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:29 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (17th)
     
  • Shocker: Rashad Jennings (thumb) will sit
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Rashad Jennings (thumb) is expected to miss Sunday's Week 3 game against the Redskins.

    Advice: It's a stunner as Jennings attended practice throughout the week and never looked to be in serious danger of missing Week 3. His thumb injury is obviously more severe than the Giants were letting on. He's week to week. It's unclear how the backfield will shape up in his absence, though Shane Vereen logged 17 touches with Jennings ailing against the Saints in Week 2. Vereen is suddenly a strong RB2 play in PPR leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:11 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.55 (57th)
     
  • Willie Snead (toe) game-time decision for MNF
    Willie Snead (questionable, toe) is a game-time decision for Week 3 against Atlanta.

    Advice: Snead's status is up in the air after missing most of the practice week. He's "hopeful" of playing, but knows it'll come down to how he feels Monday. Even if Snead starts, the late game and possibility of a setback make him a risky WR3 play. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:02 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.96 (78th)
     
  • Virgil Green only expected to miss one week
    Broncos TE Virgil Green (calf) is only expected to miss one week.

    Advice: Green is going to sit out the trip to Cincinnati, but he should return next week against the Bucs. The Broncos will go with a committee in his place. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:09 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.67 (231st)
     
  • Julio Jones listed as questionable for MNF
    Julio Jones (calf) is listed as questionable for Monday night football.

    Advice: Jones has no doubt about his availability for Monday night. "I will play," he said. Julio is safe to fire up as an elite WR1. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:48 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.83 (35th)
     
  • Julio Jones (calf) back at practice Saturday
    Julio Jones (calf) returned to practice Saturday.

    Advice: Jones' participation was likely limited after sitting out Thursday and Friday, but coach Dan Quinn said he will play Monday night against the Saints barring any setbacks. Even at less than 100 percent, he is a must-start at New Orleans. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:09 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.83 (35th)
     
  • Giants confident Jennings can play with cast
    Giants OC Mike Sullivan said the team is confident Rashad Jennings (questionable) can adjust to the cast on his injured thumb.

    Advice: "It’s something that’s not natural. He’s used to doing that without the cast," Sullivan said. "It’s definitely an adjustment that we have great confidence he’ll be able to make." Coach Ben McAdoo also said he is "comfortable" with his No. 1 back. It seems clear Jennings is going to play, but he could see limited touches after playing fewer snaps than Shane Vereen last week. Even in a good matchup, he is more of a FLEX play this week. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:53 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.55 (57th)
     
  • Shanahan plans to keep spreading ball around
    Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan plans to keep spreading the ball around in the passing game.

    Advice: "You don’t have to force it into tough looks. You can go where the coverage tells you," Shanahan said. "You might not have the same numbers for [Julio Jones] and stuff, but I think the result ends up improving the offense." Julio has nine catches for 172 yards and two scores already this year, but he is on pace for just 104 targets after seeing 203 last season. That pace will certainly pick up, but it seems clear he is not going to be the target monster he was the last two years. Even so, he will be an elite WR1 if he suits up Monday night. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:47 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.83 (35th)
     
  • Willie Snead misses second straight practice
    Updating a previous item, Willie Snead (toe) was held out of Saints practice on Friday.

    Advice: A previous report indicated Snead was suited up, but the Saints' official injury report had Snead not taking part. The Saints will hold another practice on Saturday ahead of Monday night's clash with the Falcons. Although beat writers have not expressed concern about Snead's availability, this remains a situation to closely monitor. The "toe" injury could conceivable indicate that Snead is dealing with a turf-toe sort of injury. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:38 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.96 (78th)
     
  • Pats think Garoppolo could return in Week 4
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Patriots believe Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) "has a chance" to be ready in Week 4 against the Bills.

    Advice: Schefter concedes it's "too early to say for sure," but Garoppolo will be under center if he's able, particularly following Jacoby Brissett's thumb injury. Tom Brady has one more game on suspension, then will return in Week 5. As of Thursday, however, Garoppolo was still in a "tremendous amount of pain" due to his throwing-arm injury. The Pats will sign a veteran quarterback this week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:27 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (17th)
     
  • Willie Snead returns to Saints practice
    Willie Snead (toe) returned to Saints practice Friday.

    Advice: Snead was given Thursday's practice off, but he should be good to go for Monday night's tilt with Atlanta. Snead has settled in as an every-week WR2. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:21 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.96 (78th)
     
  • Update: Rashad Jennings listed questionable
    The Giants updated their injury report to show that Rashad Jennings (thumb) is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Redskins.

    Advice: He was originally not listed on the injury report. Per NJ.com's Jordan Raanan, the "expectation remains he'll play with small cast on his left thumb." Jennings' passing-game and ball-carrying usage could be limited by the injury. Particularly after Jennings flopped in a best-case matchup versus New Orleans last week, we'd have a hard time trusting him an RB2 against Washington. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:42 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.55 (57th)
     
  • Virgil Green (calf) officially out for Week 3
    Virgil Green (calf) is out for Week 3 against the Bengals.

    Advice: This was the expected outcome after Green sat out practice all week. Coach Gary Kubiak expects John Phillips to start in his place. Consider Green week to week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:13 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.67 (231st)
     
  • Doctson (Achilles) questionable for Week 3
    Josh Doctson (Achilles) is questionable for Week 3 against the Giants.

    Advice: Dotson has been a limited participant at practice this week. His status for Week 3 has never been in doubt, though the first-round rookie is little more than a role player at this point. Doctson is best viewed as a WR5. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:46 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.95 (226th)
     
  • Ka'Deem Carey listed as doubtful
    Ka'Deem Carey (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Week 3.

    Advice: Rookie Jordan Howard is becoming a very interesting sleeper with Carey on the shelf and Jeremy Langford struggling. Carey left Monday night's loss to the Eagles and did not return. He has no known timetable to return. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:31 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.57 (141st)
     
  • Virgil Green (calf) expected to miss Week 3
    Virgil Green (calf) missed another practice on Friday and is not expected to play against the Bengals.

    Advice: He didn't practice at all this week. Calf injuries tend to linger, so Green is potentially staring at a multi-week absence and can be dropped in 12-team leagues. Look for Jeff Heuerman and blocker John Phillips to share snaps at Cincinnati. Neither Heuerman nor Phillips is streamer worthy. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:13 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.67 (231st)
     
  • Rashad Jennings removed from injury report
    Rashad Jennings is no longer listed on the Giants' injury report.

    Advice: It means he practiced fully on Friday and the Giants no longer consider Jennings injured after he missed a fistful of snaps in New York's Week 2 win over New Orleans. Getting outplayed by Shane Vereen, Jennings will be a low-floor flex option in Week 3 against the Redskins. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:12 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.55 (57th)
     
  • Julio Jones misses another practice on Friday
    Julio Jones (calf, ankle) did not practice Friday.

    Advice: While he hasn't practiced each of the past two days, coach Dan Quinn has expressed optimism about Jones' status for Monday night. We'd love to see him practice on Saturday, but by all accounts he should be good to go for Week 3. Despite the minor injuries, Jones is maybe the top WR1 of the week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:01 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.83 (35th)
     
  • Chris Ivory questionable, on track to play
    Chris Ivory (illness) is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Ravens.

    Advice: Coach Gus Bradley said Ivory is on track to make his Jaguars debut. He could be on a bit of a snap count, but Ivory should handle any goal-line work. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:21 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    8.82 (103rd)
     
  • Jimmy Garoppolo officially inactive for TNF
    Patriots declared QB Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) inactive for Week 3 vs. the Texans.

    Advice: This was obvious from the get go, but the Pats really committed to the injury report shenanigans. Garoppolo's arm was dangling at his side Sunday. He was never going to be ready to go 96 hours later. Third-round rookie Jacoby Brissett will get the start, and is nothing more than a thoughts-and-prayers dart throw for DFS purposes. Also inactive for the Pats are RB D.J. Foster, LB Dont'a Hightower, OG Jonathan Cooper, OT LaAdrian Waddle, CB Eric Rowe and TE AJ Derby. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:03 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (17th)
     
  • Chris Ivory upgraded to 'full' on Thursday
    Chris Ivory (illness) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Ivory is ready to return from his mysterious ailment and lead the Jaguars' backfield. T.J. Yeldon flopped hard in Ivory's absence. Ivory immediately steps in as the preferred standard league option, but is a mere RB3. He'll hurt fantasy owners if he doesn't find the end zone. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:06 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    8.82 (103rd)
     
  • Dan Quinn optimistic about Julio Jones
    Falcons coach Dan Quinn was optimistic talking about Julio Jones' (calf) status Thursday.

    Advice: "He’s making good progress as we are going," Quinn said. "We kind of just see his arrow keep going up as the week goes. ... Having the extra day this week has been a real plus for him, no doubt about it." Jones' injury isn't believed to be serious despite Thursday's missed practice. Owners can keep him locked in as an elite WR1 for a mouthwatering matchup. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:48 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.83 (35th)
     
  • Snead's Thursday absence due to toe injury
    Willie Snead is dealing with a toe injury.

    Advice: It's what held Snead out of Thursday's practice. At least right now, we don't have reason to believe Snead will miss Monday's game against the Saints, but we need more information. Toe injuries are no laughing matter. Snead played 54-of-65 snaps against the Giants in Week 2. Even a "limited" session Friday would put him on track to play. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:42 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.96 (78th)
     
  • Green (calf) likely headed for game-time call
    Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said Virgil Green (calf) will likely be a game-time decision against the Bengals in Week 3.

    Advice: He hasn't practiced yet this week and probably won't play unless he gets a limited session in on Friday. Green has earned PFF's highest grade among 95 qualifiers at tight end this season. John Phillips is his backup. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:44 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.67 (231st)
     
  • Jimmy Garoppolo not expected to dress for TNF
    Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) is not expected to dress for Thursday Night Football.

    Advice: The idea was farcical from the beginning. The Patriots simply wanted to keep the narrative going. Garoppolo is barely 96 hours removed from wracking his shoulder, and was having trouble lifting his arm as recently as Tuesday. Jacoby Brissett will start, and apparently be backed up by a wildcatting Julian Edelman. Thursday could be a wild ride in New England. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:22 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (17th)
     
  • Snead missing from Saints practice Thursday
    Willie Snead (undisclosed) was absent from the portion of Saints practice open to the media on Thursday.

    Advice: It's the Saints' first practice of the week, as they're playing in the Monday night game. It's possible Snead isn't injured and is away from the team on personal business, but that's not the most-likely scenario. It's also not the "veteran's day" portion of the season for a 23 year old. Snead's status will be updated soon. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:07 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.96 (78th)
     
  • Rashad Jennings: Thumb issue could linger
    Rashad Jennings said his thumb injury is "better," but could "linger."

    Advice: We don't know how the injury will affect Jennings' game because he's yet to play through it. His pass catching could be compromised, but Shane Vereen already gets most of the Giants' backfield targets. We're not worried about the issue for Week 3. Jennings has a get-right matchup in the Redskins' soft run defense. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:49 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.55 (57th)
     
  • Doctson gets in another 'limited' session
    Josh Doctson (Achilles') remained limited Thursday.

    Advice: The Redskins are likely just managing Doctson's reps after he barely practiced over the summer. Doctson is a WR5 as he gets his NFL feet wet. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:44 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.95 (226th)
     
  • Virgil Green (calf) misses another practice
    Virgil Green (calf) remained sidelined Thursday.

    Advice: Beat writer Mike Klis is pessimistic about Green's odds of suiting up against the Bengals. John Phillips will start if Green doesn't go. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:21 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.67 (231st)
     
  • Chris Ivory practicing again on Thursday
    Chris Ivory (illness) is practicing again on Thursday.

    Advice: Ivory looks set to play, but his workload could be limited coming off the illness. He will also be playing behind a line likely missing its starting center and left tackle. Ivory is shaping up as a touchdown-or-bust RB3. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:42 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    8.82 (103rd)
     
  • Conflicting reports on Garoppolo's status
    ESPN's Mike Reiss reports Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder, doubtful) is not expected to be in uniform Thursday night.

    Advice: This directly conflicts a report from NFL Network's Courtney Fallon, who said Garoppolo was expected to back up starter Jacoby Brissett. As has been the case all week, no one really knows what is going on. Garoppolo's status will not be cemented until inactives are announced this evening. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:07 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (17th)
     
  • Report: Garoppolo will be active as backup QB
    NFL Network's Courtney Fallon reports Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder, doubtful) will suit up as a backup Thursday night.

    Advice: Garoppolo is reportedly still in "tremendous" pain and does not seem at all ready to play, but the Patriots will have him active in case of emergency. If something were to happen to starter Jacoby Brissett, it is still possible Julian Edelman would see snaps over Garoppolo. The Patriots are obviously hoping it does not come to that. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:56 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (17th)
     
  • Jimmy Garoppolo still in 'tremendous' pain
    The Boston Globe's Ben Volin reports Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder, doubtful) is "still in a tremendous amount of pain."

    Advice: The Patriots tried to make it seem like Garoppolo had a chance to play Thursday night after spraining his AC joint over the weekend, but that was never going to happen. CSN New England's Michael Giardi reported earlier in the week a 3-4 week timetable is "reasonable and fair." It is likely Garoppolo sits out next week as well. Third-round rookie Jacoby Brissett will get the start with Garoppolo out. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:44 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (17th)
     
  • Jimmy Graham (knee) limited Wednesday
    Jimmy Graham (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Seattle is managing his reps after he played on 82 percent of snaps last week. Graham is a low-end TE1 for Sunday's 49ers matchup. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:39 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.64 (176th)
     
  • Josh Doctson (Achilles) limited Wednesday
    Josh Doctson (Achilles) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Doctson didn't look to suffer any setbacks in his return last week. Washington surprisingly featured him with three red-zone targets, but he failed to come down with any of them. Doctson should be fine for Week 3. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:25 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.95 (226th)
     
  • Virgil Green (calf) not practicing
    Virgil Green (calf) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Coach Gary Kubiak recently said Green is day to day, but he's going to need to get on the practice field Thursday or Friday. John Phillips and Jeff Heuerman would handle tight end duties Week 3 if Green can't play. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:14 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.67 (231st)
     
  • Chris Ivory (illness) back at Jags practice
    Chris Ivory (illness) returned to practice Wednesday, getting in a limited session.

    Advice: He's expected to play this week after missing the first two games of the season with a mysterious illness. T.J. Yeldon didn't do much in Ivory's absence, turning 28 carries into 67 yards (2.8 YPC) and one touchdown, while also catching 12 passes for 40 yards (3.3 YPR). Ivory should slide in as the early-down hammer and preferred goal-line back in Jacksonville. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:55 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    8.82 (103rd)
     
  • Zeke Elliott's conditioning still an issue?
    Cowboys.com's Bryan Broaddus suggested that Ezekiel Elliott "doesn't look as explosive" as he did in college.

    Advice: It's hard to argue against for a back averaging 3.3 yards per carry after Elliott averaged 6.7 YPC at Ohio State. Elliott got nothing going against the Giants in Week 1 and only had a few nice runs in Week 2 against the Redskins. Broaddus suggested that Elliott's "conditioning doesn't look right" and later tweeted Elliott may be "kinda living life too much." There have been rumors Elliott isn't fully focused on football for awhile now. Elliott does have major breakout potential on Sunday Night Football against the Bears' injury-depleted defense. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:15 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.06 (37th)
     
  • Jimmy Graham says he feels 'like a beast'
    Jimmy Graham said he felt "like a beast" after the Week 2 loss to the Rams.

    Advice: "I feel the same," Graham said. "So I'll play more and more and get more and more opportunities. I just want to be there for my guys and be there for my team." Clearly nearing full health, Graham played 82 percent of the offensive snaps (55-of-57) Week 2 after playing just 21 percent in the season opener. With the 49ers next up on the schedule, Graham is worth a start this week. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:13 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.64 (176th)
     
  • Jerry: Fumbles will not affect Elliott's work
    Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said fumbling issues "will not at all" affect Ezekiel Elliott's workload.

    Advice: Elliott was pulled after his second fumble against the Redskins on Sunday, but the Cowboys do not seem worried it is a long-term issue. "He fundamentally carries the ball really sound," Jones said. "He carries it. He carries it up against him. We won't get into all of that detail, but if you asked the question: Is he very sound in the way he holds the football? He is." Alfred Morris might be in line for more work, but Elliott will remain the clear workhorse moving forward. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:07 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.06 (37th)
     
  • Ka'Deem Carey leaves with hamstring injury
    Ka'Deem Carey exited Week 2 against the Eagles with a hamstring injury.

    Advice: Carey was splitting snaps with Jeremy Langford in the first quarter, but Carey quickly got hurt. Langford ended the first half with five yards and one touchdown on four carries. Rookie Jordan Howard got some reps in the third quarter. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:30 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.57 (141st)
     
  • Virgil Green day to day with strained calf
    Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said Virgil Green is day to day with a strained right calf.

    Advice: Green left the stadium in a walking boot on Sunday but his injury doesn't appear to be serious. Jeff Heuerman, who was a healthy scratch on Sunday, would replace Green in the starting lineup if he can't go against the Bengals in Week 3. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:37 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.67 (231st)
     
  • Virgil Green headed for MRI on right calf
    Broncos TE Virgil Green will have an MRI on his injured right calf.

    Advice: Green exited the stadium in a walking boot after Sunday's game. If Green is forced to miss some time, the Broncos will likely turn to Jeff Heuerman. He will not be worth streaming consideration even if he starts. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:02 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.67 (231st)
     
  • Ezekiel Elliott benched after second fumble
    Ezekiel Elliott did not play a snap after his second fumble Sunday against the Redskins.

    Advice: Alfred Morris handled all of the work over the final 6:56, scoring the game-winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Jerry Jones said after the game he and the coaches are not worried about Elliott's fumbles, but the benching suggests otherwise. The rookie will remain the starter moving forward, but Morris could start to eat into his workload. Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 6:13 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.06 (37th)
     
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