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  • McKinnon excels in 3rd preseason game
    Jerick McKinnon rushed eight times for 56 yards and caught 2-of-2 targets for nine yards in the Vikings' third preseason game.

    Advice: McKinnon re-confirmed his explosive ability and adeptness in the passing game. Beat writers believe McKinnon's receiving role will increase this year, as it should. While standalone value may still be hard to come by, McKinnon would become an every-week fantasy starter if something happened to Adrian Peterson. Rotoworld.com 30 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.35 (181st)
     
  • Treadwell scores on two-point conversion
    LaQuon Treadwell caught his only target for 15 yards in Sunday’s regular season dress rehearsal.

    Advice: It came on a quick hitter from third-string QB Joel Stave early in the fourth quarter. Treadwell also snagged a two-point conversion on a goal-line fade from Shaun Hill. He climbed the ladder to make an impressive catch over Chargers corner Trevor Williams. Treadwell logged nine snaps in the first half compared to 29 for Stefon Diggs, 25 for Charles Johnson and 17 for Adam Thielen. He’ll enter his rookie year with some depth chart ground to make up. Rotoworld.com 40 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.12 (126th)
     
  • Greg Olsen returns to practice
    Greg Olsen (back) has resumed practicing at Panthers camp.

    Advice: The Panthers have taken it easy on Olsen, holding him out of their regular season dress rehearsal. He also missed some practice time with back spasms. Olsen's back might limit his practice participation early in the season, but he's in no danger of missing games. He remains a top-three fantasy tight end. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:48 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.61 (72nd)
     
  • Diggs has five-catch day in tune up
    Stefon Diggs got 5-of-5 targets for 71 yards in Sunday's preseason game.

    Advice: Diggs finishes the preseason with seven grabs for 82 yards. Moving all over the formation this summer, Diggs enters Week 1 as the Vikings' clear-cut No. 1 receiver. Diggs is a born playmaker, but still figures to be inconsistent in the Vikings' run-first offense. He's a WR3/4. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:44 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.48 (118th)
     
  • John Brown sitting out third preseason game
    John Brown is sitting out Sunday's regular season dress rehearsal.

    Advice: The Cardinals have zero reason to risk Brown's health after he spent much of the month battling concussion issues. It's a concern for the regular season, but Brown will be out there Week 1. He provides a ton of upside as a WR3. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:38 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.13 (80th)
     
  • Kenyan Drake to play preseason finale
    Dolphins rookie RB Kenyan Drake will play in the preseason finale.

    Advice: It'll be Drake's first exhibition-game action. Drake has been plagued by hamstring injuries since OTAs and dating back to Alabama, but is finally healthy and was reportedly making some plays in the passing game at Sunday's practice. As a third-round pick, Drake's roster spot should be assured. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:35 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.12 (2588th)
     
  • Justin Hardy practices after ankle scare
    Justin Hardy took part in Falcons practice on Sunday.

    Advice: It's a good sign after Hardy exited the third preseason game with a tweaked ankle. Hardy is working as the Falcons' slot receiver in three-wide sets, though that isn't necessarily a big role on a team that uses two tight ends and/or a fullback frequently. Aldrick Robinson is the top backup outside. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:21 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.46 (225th)
     
  • Gordon impresses with 39-yard touchdown dash
    Melvin Gordon exploded for 51 yards and one touchdown on four carries with one catch for five yards in Sunday’s preseason game.

    Advice: He didn’t see a huge workload but with players dropping like flies on Sunday (Branden Oliver and Joe Barksdale both left with injuries), the Chargers were probably wise to limit Gordon’s exposure. A huge hole opened up for Gordon in the second quarter and he knew exactly what to do with it, rumbling 39 yards to the end zone for his second touchdown of the preseason. Gordon’s rookie season couldn’t have gone much worse but he’s looked spry this summer with 81 rushing yards on 13 carries to go with two catches for 49 yards. His offseason training with Adrian Peterson seems to have paid off. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:04 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.34 (95th)
     
  • Bolts lose RB Branden Oliver to torn Achilles
    Chargers RB Branden Oliver was carted off the field in Sunday's preseason game with a torn right Achilles'.

    Advice: We're not doctors, but you could practically see Oliver's Achilles' tendon pop in slow motion. The Chargers have since confirmed. Oliver will be done for the season. Oliver is a jack-of-all-trades backup behind Danny Woodhead and Melvin Gordon. It leaves the Bolts with little room for error if Woodhead gets hurt or Gordon doesn't take a step forward. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:39 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.19 (2586th)
     
  • Matt LaCosse needs right knee surgery
    Giants TE Matt LaCosse needs right knee surgery and is out indefinitely.

    Advice: Having a strong camp, LaCosse was expected to have a role as a blocker behind pass catchers Larry Donnell and Will Tye. LaCosse may now be placed on I.R. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:09 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1873rd)
     
  • Bears hand Darrel Young his walking papers
    Bears released/waived FB Darrel Young, DL Keith Browner, WR Kieran Duncan, WR Derek Keaton, OL John Kling, RB Senorise Perry, WR Darrin Peterson, CB Joel Ross, TE Gannon Sinclair and OL Martin Wallace.

    Advice: His tenure with Chicago lasted only a few weeks. If the Bears do end up keeping a fullback (they didn't last year), it will likely be Paul Lasike, who spent most of 2015 on the team's practice squad. The Bears need to cut five more players before Tuesday's 4 PM ET roster deadline. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:00 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2236th)
     
  • Dez (concussion) limited to individual drills
    Dez Bryant (concussion) will participate in individual drills at Sunday's practice.

    Advice: So will Tyrone Crawford. Both players are still waiting for full clearance after suffering concussions last week. Dez should be ready for the Cowboys' season opener against the Giants two weeks from today. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:20 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.77 (30th)
     
  • Bucs throw in the towel on Storm Johnson
    Buccaneers waived RB Storm Johnson.

    Advice: Johnson sealed his own fate with a dismal showing in Friday's preseason game against the Browns, contributing -5 rushing yards with a lost fumble on two carries. Beat writer Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times expects the Bucs to only keep three running backs on their 53-man roster. Those three would likely be Doug Martin, Charles Sims and Mike James. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:58 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2365th)
     
  • Cody Latimer (knee) to undergo MRI on Sunday
    Cody Latimer (knee) will undergo an MRI on Sunday.

    Advice: The third-year wideout got hurt on a block in Saturday's preseason game. Latimer downplayed the injury, though beat writer Troy Renck said he saw Latimer walking with a noticeable limp. Latimer's Week 1 status is now in flux. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.62 (2546th)
     
  • Hillman goes 5-45-1 against Rams
    Ronnie Hillman rushed five times for 45 yards and a touchdown in the Broncos' third preseason game.

    Advice: Long an inconsistent back, Hillman flashed his trademark foot quickness and burst on a handful of nice runs as Hillman continues to fight for his roster life. He worked behind C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker for the second straight game. In order to keep his job, Hillman may still need the Broncos to keep four backs. No. 4 runner Kapri Bibbs has more special teams value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:00 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.33 (2576th)
     
  • Cody Latimer leaves with knee injury
    Broncos WR Cody Latimer left the third preseason game with a knee injury.

    Advice: It's a disappointing development for a slow-starting receiver who was having a solid camp. Latimer doesn't play in the slot and isn't the Broncos' No. 3 wideout, but he had seemingly secured the top backup spot behind Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas. Latimer was the 56th overall pick in the 2014 draft. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:33 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.62 (2546th)
     
  • Greg Olsen (back) not playing Friday night
    Greg Olsen (back) will not play in the Panthers' third preseason game Friday night.

    Advice: Olsen missed several days of practice with back spasms, but he returned to the field Monday. The Panthers are just using caution by holding him out Friday night, and there is no indication he is dealing with a long-term injury. Olsen is safe to draft as a top-3 tight end. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:52 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.61 (72nd)
     
  • Hardy leaves with ankle injury
    Justin Hardy exited the Falcons' third preseason game with an ankle injury.

    Advice: The injury isn't known to be severe. On Thursday night, Hardy worked as the Falcons' first-team slot receiver between Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu in three-wide sets, catching just 1-of-4 targets for 11 yards. Barring an injury to Julio or Sanu, Hardy won't factor into the fantasy football equation this year. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:23 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.46 (225th)
     
  • Brown back at Cardinals practice on Thursday
    John Brown (concussion) returned to Cardinals practice Thursday.

    Advice: Brown's Wednesday headache looks like it was just a scare after he returned from his concussion on Sunday. It's still obviously a situation to monitor, and a concern heading into Week 1. Brown will probably be held out of this weekend's regular season dress rehearsal. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:11 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.13 (80th)
     
  • Dez Bryant (concussion) ruled out for Thursday
    Dez Bryant (concussion) won't travel with the Cowboys for their third preseason game Thursday.

    Advice: He suffered a concussion at Monday's practice and hasn't been cleared yet. Tyrone Crawford (concussion) won't be making the trip to Seattle either. Bryant has caught all four of his targets for 64 yards and a touchdown this preseason. His Week 1 status doesn't appear to be in danger. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:31 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.77 (30th)
     
  • Cardinals WR Brown experiencing headaches
    John Brown missed Cardinals practice with a headache on Wednesday.

    Advice: We usually wait three days to blurb players with seemingly day-to-day injuries, but this is especially concerning after Brown missed three weeks of training camp with a concussion. He was cleared to practice earlier this week. Brown will likely be placed back into the NFL's concussion protocol. We're not quite worried that he'll miss Week 1, but the situation is increasingly troubling. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:31 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.13 (80th)
     
  • 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 Wednesday, 8:32 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.12 (2588th)
     
  • 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 Tuesday, 11:06 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.12 (2588th)
     
  • 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 Tuesday, 9:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.12 (2588th)
     
  • 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 Tuesday, 6:43 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.77 (30th)
     
  • Greg Olsen (back) returns to practice
    Greg Olsen (back) has resumed practicing.

    Advice: Perhaps Olsen will miss this week's regular season dress rehearsal out of an abundance of caution, but his back won't be a concern for Week 1. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 11:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.61 (72nd)
     
  • 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 Aug 22, 8:05 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.12 (2588th)
     
  • 'Surprise' if Ronnie Hillman makes Broncos 53
    9 News Denver's Mike Klis says it would be a "surprise" if the Broncos kept Ronnie Hillman on their 53-man roster.

    Advice: The Broncos could take themselves off the hook for Hillman's $1.4 million base salary by releasing him near final cuts. Hillman has fallen to No. 3 on the running back depth chart behind C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker, and has been outplayed by No. 4 back Kapri Bibbs. A team like the Colts might have interest in Hillman due to their tailback woes behind 33-year-old Frank Gore. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 4:32 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.33 (2576th)
     
  • John Brown (concussion) cleared for practice
    John Brown (concussion) has been cleared to resume practicing.

    Advice: We got mildly concerned as Brown missed nearly three weeks of training camp with the brain injury. He should now have a shot to play in the Cardinals' regular season dress rehearsal next weekend. 26-year-old Brown is coming off a breakout 65-1,003-7 campaign despite nursing hamstring problems for most of 2015. He's arguably the highest-floor fantasy pick in Arizona's wideout corps. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 1:34 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.13 (80th)
     
  • Greg Olsen (back) will not play on Saturday
    Greg Olsen (back spasms) will not play in the second preseason game on Saturday.

    Advice: Olsen is dealing with a "big spasm" in his back, but coach Ron Rivera has said there are no long-term concerns. With Ed Dickson also out, Scott Simonson and Beau Sandland should see plenty of work. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 11:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.61 (72nd)
     
  • Melvin Gordon goes for 18 yards Friday night
    Melvin Gordon rushed six times for 18 yards Friday night against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Gordon opened the game with a 12-yard run off the left side, but he was mostly bottled up after that. He also continued to lose red-zone work to Danny Woodhead. Despite a big touchdown catch in the first preseason game, Gordon's effectiveness and touchdown upside remain in question. Rotoworld.com Aug 19, 8:30 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.34 (95th)
     
  • Treadwell fails to catch a ball Thursday
    Laquon Treadwell failed to catch any of his four targets in the Vikings' second preseason game against the Seahawks.

    Advice: Teddy Bridgewater didn't play, Shaun Hill got the start, and he was followed up by rookie Joel Stave. Treadwell ran exclusively with the Stave group. He was mostly unnoticeable, not catching a pass, and failing to track one sideline ball from Stave. Treadwell looks to be out of the running for Week 1 snaps, and may even be behind Adam Thielen on the depth chart. Charles Johnson, Stefon Diggs, and Jarius Wright should make up the three-wide set in the opener. Rotoworld.com Aug 19, 8:01 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.12 (126th)
     
  • Greg Olsen dealing with minor back injury
    Greg Olsen is dealing with a minor back issue.

    Advice: Olsen has a "big spasm," but an MRI came back negative. Olsen has missed three days of practice, and could miss a few more as the Panthers exercise caution with their No. 1 pass catcher. There's no reason to worry about Olsen's Week 1 status. Rotoworld.com Aug 18, 2:10 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.61 (72nd)
     
  • 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 Aug 18, 9:10 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.77 (30th)
     
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