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  • Colts GM on TRich: 'Needs to answer the bell'
    Colts GM Ryan Grigson says Trent Richardson "needs to answer the bell" and be "accountable."

    Advice: Richardson gained eight yards on his first preseason carry, and has 26 yards on his last 13. "Trent, he needs to answer the bell and do his job to the best of his ability," said Grigson. "We're all accountable here. ... He's such a hard runner, we know how tough he is, but he's got to produce just like all these guys do on this final 53." If this was an outward expression of disappointment from Grigson, it'd be a first from the Colts' organization, which has propped up T-Rich at every opportunity since trading for him last September. Richardson's ADP has finally begun to dip. He's going late in the fifth round of standard drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:08 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.48 (94th)
  • Rex Burkhead dealing with sprained MCL?
    Bengals.com speculates RB Rex Burkhead may be dealing with an MCL sprain.

    Advice: Beat writer Geoff Hobson does acknowledge an MCL sprain can be a 2-8 week injury, although this would obviously be far better news than a torn ligament. Asked about Burkhead's knee this week, coach Marvin Lewis would only say it's "sore." Lewis did say Burkhead should be out of his knee brace "in a few days." Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:03 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2010th)
  • Colts plan 'even distribution of targets'
    The Indianapolis Star expects a "more even distribution" of targets in the Colts' pass-catching corps this season.

    Advice: T.Y. Hilton finished 14th among NFL wideouts in targets last season, but might be lucky to finish top 20 in 2014. "It's week-to-week. It's all how they match up," is how GM Ryan Grigson described the Colts' target distribution. The Colts will use Hilton, Reggie Wayne, and Hakeem Nicks in three-wide sets, and Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener in two-tight end packages. Don't expect any member of this pass-catching corps to be a true target monster. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:51 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.09 (78th)
  • Andre Johnson shines in Texans-Broncos work
    Andre Johnson is "showing no signs of rust" after missing a chunk of Texans camp with a hamstring injury.

    Advice: Johnson reportedly showed up "all over the field" during Wednesday's Texans-Broncos joint practice and made one "incredible" catch in the back of the end zone. "He's a big part of what we're doing here," coach Bill O'Brien said. The No. 12 overall fantasy receiver a year ago, Johnson's ADP has dropped into the late fourth round. His QBs were Matt Schaub and Case Keenum in 2013. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:22 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.86 (60th)
  • Montee Ball may play in preseason finale
    After attending the Broncos-Texans joint practices, CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora came away believing Montee Ball (appendectomy) could play in Denver's preseason finale.

    Advice: Per La Canfora, Ball is "doing a little bit more each day," and may ultimately make a "rapid" return. He donned full pads on Wednesday and worked individually with Peyton Manning during one period. "We will continue to upgrade that a little bit tomorrow," said coach John Fox. Ball's ADP is early in round two. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:19 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.78 (23rd)
  • Rams waive/injure RB Isaiah Pead (torn ACL)
    Rams waived/injured RB Isaiah Pead (torn ACL).

    Advice: Pead tore his ACL while returning the opening kickoff last weekend against the Packers. If he clears waivers, he'll go to the Rams' injured reserve list. He's obviously out for the season, but the former second-round pick has two years left on his rookie contract. A claiming team would have him for 2015. For Pead's sake, it might be best to get claimed and get a fresh start in a new city. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:57 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1957th)
  • Eagles RB Polk dealing with torn hamstring
    Chris Polk revealed he suffered a Grade 2 partial tear of his hamstring on the second day of Eagles camp.

    Advice: He obviously hasn't practiced since, and won't play in Philly's regular season dress rehearsal. Polk admitted to feeling a "pop" in the hamstring, and plans to practice next week even if he's not fully recovered. The Eagles' trade for Kenjon Barner shows they're well aware their backfield is short on depth. Darren Sproles isn't really a ball-carrying option anymore. Michael Tucker and UDFA Henry Josey are next on the running back depth chart. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:16 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.43 (1790th)
  • Texans rookie TE C.J. Fiedorowicz impressing
    ESPN Texans reporter Tania Ganguli observes third-round TE C.J. Fiedorowicz "can do everything."

    Advice: "Zero problems catching the ball," Ganguli added. The Texans and Broncos are holding joint practices this week, and Fiedorowicz continues to line up as the starting in-line tight end while getting red-zone work. He's an NFL-ready blocker and drew loose Rob Gronkowski comps coming out of Iowa. Coach Bill O'Brien plans to feature his tight ends. Fiedorowicz might be a waiver-wire favorite at some point. He's not yet worth drafting in standard-sized leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:32 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.21 (278th)
  • Lavelle Hawkins dumped by Bucs
    Bucs released WR/KR Lavelle Hawkins.

    Advice: Hawkins' college connection to Bucs OC Jeff Tedford could only get him so far. The return man hasn't caught a pass in a game since 2012 while with the Titans. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:07 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2238th)
  • Chris Thompson to practice on limited basis
    Chris Thompson (ankle) will practice on a limited basis Wednesday.

    Advice: The oft-injured Thompson is nearing a return from his mild ankle sprain. He's well behind Roy Helu for third-down duties and is firmly on the roster bubble. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:50 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.43 (2554th)
  • Stephen Hill still behind David Nelson
    Stephen Hill remains behind David Nelson for No. 2 outside wideout duties.

    Advice: Hill's troublesome knees haven't been an issue in camp, but production has. He's played 70 snaps and run 37 routes through two preseason games, yet has just one catch for 17 yards. Hill is unlikely to be a factor behind Eric Decker and slot man Jeremy Kerley even if he can catch up to Nelson before Week 1. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:54 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.38 (2498th)
  • Calvin Johnson will be moved around a lot
    New OC Joe Lombardi said Calvin Johnson will be moved around the formation a lot this season.

    Advice: Perhaps losing Scott Linehan would be a concern for Calvin's stock if he wasn't gaining a creative Sean Payton disciple in Lombardi. Megatron will play inside, outside and go in motion in an effort to keep defensive attention off him. Still only 28 years old, he's a strong bet to go over 1,400 receiving yards for the fourth straight season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:36 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.31 (27th)
  • Jerry Jones: Randle has been outstanding
    Jerry Jones said Joe Randle is "really playing outstanding. That's not an exaggeration."

    Advice: Through two preseason games, Randle has rushed 20 times for 91 yards (4.55 YPC). He's ahead of Ryan Williams in their battle to stick as the third running back behind DeMarco Murray and Lance Dunbar. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:32 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.34 (2499th)
  • Adrian Peterson not expected to play Saturday
    Adrian Peterson is not expected to play in Saturday's third preseason game.

    Advice: "I really don't see the need," coach Mike Zimmer said. Peterson didn't get any preseason carries last year either before rumbling for 1,266 yards and 10 touchdowns in 14 games. He's the No. 3 overall player on our board. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:21 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.99 (5th)
  • Kenjon Barner was getting abused in pass pro
    Kenjon Barner was reportedly "overmatched by nearly every linebacker and defensive back he lined up against" during Panthers camp.

    Advice: Barner added 15 pounds during the offseason, but still couldn't become adequate as a pass blocker. If he sticks with the Eagles, it will be largely due to his ability to contribute in the return game. Barner fell behind Fozzy Whittaker in Carolina and was going to get cut. Note that the Eagles won't even have to give up that seventh-round pick to the Panthers unless Barner is on the 46-man active roster for at least four games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:10 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.91 (2519th)
  • Eagles acquire RB/KR Barner from Panthers
    Eagles acquired RB/KR Kenjon Barner from the Panthers in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2015.

    Advice: The pick is likely contingent on Barner making the 53-man roster. Barner was on the outs in Carolina, but played for Eagles coach Chip Kelly at Oregon, and offers some badly needed depth at running back. His acquisition could be curtains for Chris Polk in Philly if Polk can't get healthy. Polk has missed the majority of camp with a hamstring injury. A 2013 sixth-rounder, Barner managed only six carries across eight games. He missed time with a foot issue. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:52 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.91 (2519th)
  • Rex Burkhead may have significant injury
    Bengals RB Rex Burkhead was spotted on crutches and in a knee brace at the team facility Monday.

    Advice: Beat writer Paul Dehner believes it "doesn't look good" for Burkhead, who left Saturday night's preseason game with a knee injury and didn't return. If Burkhead's injury is major -- and early indications point to that -- BenJarvus Green-Ellis' roster spot could be safe in Cincinnati. The alternative would be to carry just Jeremy Hill and Cedric Peerman behind Giovani Bernard. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:12 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2010th)
  • Polk plans to practice at less than 100 per.
    Eagles RB Chris Polk (hamstring) plans to resume practicing next week even if he's not 100 percent.

    Advice: Polk believes his roster spot is in danger. "There's nothing guaranteed," Polk said Tuesday. "I wasn't drafted. I'm not LeSean McCoy, Nick Foles, I'm not guaranteed anything." It's an admirable, but risky, attitude. Polk would ultimately have more to lose than gain by practicing at less than 100 percent. The Eagles are unlikely to let him. Polk's injury has opened the door for second-year UDFA Matthew Tucker. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:14 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.43 (1790th)
  • Montee Ball doing individual drills Tuesday
    Montee Ball (appendectomy) returned to practice Tuesday.

    Advice: The Broncos are having a non-contact practice, so it's just individual drills. But it's still a step forward for Ball. He visited his doctor on Monday and hopes to gain clearance for normal work at some point this week or early next week. Don't look for Ball to play in Denver's third preseason game. Ball should be all systems go well before the Broncos take the field Week 1 against the Colts. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:14 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.78 (23rd)
  • Montee Ball has a Monday doc appointment
    Montee Ball (appendectomy) will visit his doctor Monday and hopes to gain clearance for practice.

    Advice: Ball is exactly two weeks removed from his surgery and has suffered no setbacks. He's unlikely to take any contact this week and is not expected to play in the third preseason game, but he remains firmly on track for Week 1. Ball's ADP has dipped slightly as a result of his surgery, going from 1.11 to 2.02. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:08 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.78 (23rd)
  • Montee Ball could resume practicing this week
    Montee Ball (appendectomy) said there's definitely a possibility he practices some this week.

    Advice: Ball hasn't had any setbacks since his August 4 surgery, saying he's made good progress. A return to practice this week -- even in a limited fashion -- would be big as he attempts to get his body right for Week 1. The Broncos open up the regular season three weeks from today against the Colts. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:02 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.78 (23rd)
  • Isaiah Pead done for year with ACL tear
    Rams coach Jeff Fisher confirmed Sunday that RB Isaiah Pead has a torn ACL and will be lost for the season.

    Advice: Drop him in Dynasty leagues if you haven't already. The 2012 second-rounder had been reduced to special teams since falling to No. 4 on St. Louis' tailback depth chart. Pead will enter the last year of his rookie deal in 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:17 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1957th)
  • Rex Burkhead leaves with knee injury
    Bengals RB Rex Burkhead left Saturday night's preseason game with a knee injury.

    Advice: Burkhead took a shot from big-hitting Jets rookie Calvin Pryor, and was quickly ruled out for the remainder of Saturday's affair. With Jeremy Hill (shoulder) also exiting early, BenJarvus Green-Ellis' roster spot has quickly become safe. The Bengals now have only Cedric Peerman healthy behind Gio Bernard. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:47 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2010th)
  • Trent Richardson still not producing
    Trent Richardson managed 21 yards on nine carries in the Colts' second preseason game Saturday night, adding a four-yard reception.

    Advice: He's now at 34 yards on 14 carries (2.43 YPC) through two exhibition affairs. We saw some praise on Twitter for Richardson's running against the Giants, but the production still isn't there. He remains an incredibly dicey fantasy investment. We did notice Richardson execute a strong first-quarter pass block. Pass protection has been one of Richardson's weaknesses to this point. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:30 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.48 (94th)
  • Rams believe RB Isaiah Pead has torn ACL
    Coach Jeff Fisher said after Saturday night's preseason game the Rams believe RB Isaiah Pead has a torn ACL.

    Advice: The 50th overall pick in the 2012 draft, this should solidify Pead as a bust in St. Louis. He had been relegated to special teams after falling behind Zac Stacy, Benny Cunningham, and rookie Tre Mason on the running back chart. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:26 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1957th)
  • Isaiah Pead (knee) to undergo MRI Sunday
    Isaiah Pead will undergo an MRI Sunday on his knee.

    Advice: Per NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the "prospects aren't good." Pead left Saturday's game in the first quarter after suffering a non-contact knee injury. He could be headed to injured reserve. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:25 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1957th)
  • Isaiah Pead suffers leg injury
    Isaiah Pead was forced from Saturday's preseason game with a leg injury

    Advice: Pead got hurt on a kick return in the first quarter. It was a non-contact injury, so this has potential to be serious. Pead had to be helped off the field and was later carted to the locker room. The Rams should provide an update on his status after the game. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:43 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1957th)
  • Chris Thompson on Redskins roster bubble?
    CSN Washington believes RB Chris Thompson (ankle) will make the Redskins' final roster.

    Advice: Coach Jay Gruden recently expressed frustration at Thompson's inability to stay on the field, prompting speculation that his roster spot was in question. Thompson may be safe now, but that could change if he is unable play in Washington's third and fourth preseason games. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:18 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.43 (2554th)
  • Calvin inactive for second preseason game
    Calvin Johnson (knee, finger) is inactive for Friday night's preseason game.

    Advice: The Lions have been managing Johnson's practice reps and will hold him out of their first two preseason games. He should be active for next week's dress rehearsal against Jacksonville. Kris Durham will replace Johnson in the lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 5:39 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.31 (27th)
  • Adrian Peterson sitting out Saturday
    Adrian Peterson is sitting out Saturday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Although 100 percent healthy, Peterson isn't expected to play this preseason. The Vikes are saving bullets for the regular season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:30 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.99 (5th)
  • Trent Richardson off to great start in camp?
    The Indianapolis Star's Stephen Holder says Trent Richardson is "off to a great start" at Colts training camp.

    Advice: The sample size was small, but T-Rich managed 13 yards on five carries in the Colts' exhibition opener, showing hesitance and lacking impressive first-step burst. Holder says it's been a different story on the practice field, where Richardson has reportedly run with "determination and decisiveness." T-Rich also claims he's healthier now than he was in each of his first two NFL training camps. Richardson offers lots of theoretical upside at his fifth-round ADP, but drafters need to be absolutely certain to handcuff him with Ahmad Bradshaw. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:20 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.48 (94th)
  • Andre Johnson, Arian, Cushing back on field
    Andre Johnson (hamstring), Arian Foster (hamstring) and Brian Cushing (knee, leg) are participating in Wednesday's joint practice with the Falcons.

    Advice: Johnson, who was in pads Wednesday, ends up missing 15 days due to his strain. With an ADP in the late fourth round, he's currently a value pick as he preps for another target-heavy season -- this time from Ryan Fitzpatrick instead of Matt Schaub/Case Keenum. Foster's status will be worth watching closely as he's had recurring hamstring issues throughout his career. Cushing, who is now officially off active/PUP, will be ready for Week 1. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:49 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.86 (60th)
  • Stephen Hill 'all over the map' in camp
    Stephen Hill has been "all over the map in camp."

    Advice: Hill drew strong early reviews, but his play has apparently deteriorated. Geno Smith admitted Hill has had "some drops," while coach Rex Ryan changed the subject to Hill's blocking when asked about his progress as a pass catcher. Reporter Rich Cimini considers Hill New York's No. 4 receiver behind Eric Decker, Jeremy Kerley and David Nelson. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:05 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.38 (2498th)
  • Calvin Johnson playing like dominant self
    Calvin Johnson (knee, finger) has made "jaw-dropping plays essentially every day" at camp.

    Advice: Although the Lions are managing Johnson's reps in practice and held him out of the preseason opener, he's clearly over last year's nagging injuries. He's looked "impressive" while dominating defensive backs like he always does. Still just 28, there's no reason to think Johnson is going to regress this season. He's a tremendous bet to finish as a top-three wideout for the fourth straight season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:41 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.31 (27th)
  • Skins frustrated with RB Thompson's injuries
    Coach Jay Gruden expressed frustration with RB Chris Thompson's inability to stay healthy.

    Advice: "It's disappointing," Gruden said. "He's got to figure out how to stay healthy." Thompson tore his ACL in October 2012 at Florida State, and landed on I.R. with a torn labrum in his shoulder last season. He's now dealing with a low-ankle sprain, causing him to miss the past five days. After a strong spring that had the team excited about Thompson, he's now on the roster bubble. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:33 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.43 (2554th)
  • Chris Polk nursing bad hamstring
    Chris Polk missed the Eagles' preseason opener with a hamstring strain.

    Advice: He hasn't resumed practicing. Polk's inactivity led to more touches for Matthew Tucker, who played well but lost a fumble and then got hurt. Assuming Polk gets back soon, he'll open the season as LeSean McCoy's best fantasy handcuff. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:50 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.43 (1790th)
  • O'Brien upbeat about Johnson & Foster
    Texans coach Bill O'Brien continued to express optimism Monday that Andre Johnson (hamstring) and Arian Foster (hamstring) will be back soon.

    Advice: Neither participated in Monday's practice, but both "put in hard work" on a side field. O'Brien thinks both could play in Houston's second preseason game. "I've spoken to both those guys," said the rookie coach. "They're doing better. It's a long season and our trainers are doing a great job with them. But it seems like they've improved and hopefully they can do something this week." Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:17 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.86 (60th)
  • Kenjon Barner's roster spot in jeopardy?
    The Associated Press has "growing concern" over Kenjon Barner sticking on the final roster.

    Advice: It would be a bit of a surprise as Barner brings value as a possible return man and only needs to hold off Darrin Reaves for No. 4 running back duties. Still, the early part of Barner's career has not been promising. He earned just eight touches from scrimmage as a rookie while battling foot/ankle issues. Barner's pass protection has been an issue at camp. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:04 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.91 (2519th)
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