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  • Redskins to increase RG3's preseason snaps
    The Redskins plan to give Robert Griffin III more preseason snaps than usual in an effort to get him more comfortable in the offense.

    Advice: Griffin was a predictably horrific fit in the first year of Jay Gruden's offense last season, though he did seem to make some strides down the stretch. At training camp, Gruden explained away his all-too-public 2014 rift with Griffin as, "That's what you gotta do, that's part of being a young coach and young quarterback." Griffin has reportedly looked "sharp" in early practices. Last season was a disaster, but RG3 does offer upside at his near-nonexistent fantasy ADP. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:46 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.61 (30th)
     
  • Abdullah, Riddick sharing 1st-team reps
    With Joique Bell (Achilles', knee) still on the shelf, Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick are sharing first-team reps at Lions camp.

    Advice: "We feel good about where he is, what he’s done, the ability he has," coach Jim Caldwell said of Abdullah. "The evaluation process continues." Caldwell did admit that "it's tough for young players to come into this league and stand out." If all of the red flags on Bell's health are indeed serious, however, the Lions will need their second-round pick to "stand out" in very short order. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:29 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.39 (122nd)
     
  • Tevin Coleman rotating with 2s at camp
    Third-round pick Tevin Coleman opened Falcons camp rotating with the second-team offense along with Antone Smith.

    Advice: Devonta Freeman is working with the ones. Coleman has the pass-protection chops and big-play running ability to put heat on Freeman and perhaps even swipe his starting job by the end of August. With teams not yet going all out in pads, this battle figures to rage on throughout all four preseason games. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:05 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.02 (63rd)
     
  • Rod Streater opens camp on active/NFI
    Raiders placed WR Rod Streater on the active/NFI list.

    Advice: Streater reportedly looked healthy and explosive at spring practices, coming off last year's fractured foot. So his placement on the NFI list is a surprise. Typically in these cases, the player failed his conditioning test. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.22 (2302nd)
     
  • Caldwell: No timetable for Joique Bell return
    Coach Jim Caldwell offered no timetable for Joique Bell's (knee, Achilles') return at Lions camp Friday.

    Advice: Caldwell did say Bell is "coming along quickly," though that's hard to fathom after Joique missed the entire spring and wasn't available for the start of training camp. "We’re just majorly concerned right now with obviously getting him healthy," Caldwell insisted. "And he’s well on his way to that." Bell turns 29 next month and has undergone three lower-leg surgeries over the past two offseasons. Ameer Abdullah is now running with the ones. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:37 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.66 (77th)
     
  • Perriman day to day with knee bruise
    Breshad Perriman is "day to day" after suffering a knee injury at Ravens camp on Thursday.

    Advice: The Ravens say Perriman's knee injury is a bruise. With Perriman on the shelf at Friday's practice, fill-in Kamar Aiken dropped two passes. Perriman figures to be back on the practice field by no later than early next week. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:16 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.09 (102nd)
     
  • Brandon Coleman getting lots of early targets
    Saints WR Brandon Coleman has seen "a lot of throws" early in training camp, while mixing in with both the starters and backups.

    Advice: Beat writer Mike Triplett hints Coleman has pulled ahead of Seantavius Jones in their battle for snaps. Coleman still needs to gain ground on Nick Toon and/or Marques Colston to become a 2015 fantasy factor, however. Coming out of Rutgers in 2014, Coleman ran a 4.56 forty at 6-foot-6 and 225 pounds. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:46 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.14 (2461st)
     
  • Vernon Davis feeling faster, more explosive
    Vernon Davis said he feels "faster, more explosive" than he did last season.

    Advice: "Right now, I feel like a rookie," Davis said, "been taking care of myself." Davis blames his struggles on a number of factors, including coaching and the players. He's since fired a financial advisor who talked him into holding out for more money last offseason. Now 31 and coming off the worst season of his career, Davis has a chance to bounce back as a seam-stretcher and red-zone threat. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:58 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.66 (125th)
     
  • Lovie admits obvious: Winston is Bucs starter
    Coach Lovie Smith said Jameis Winston is the Bucs' starting quarterback.

    Advice: This comes as no surprise whatsoever, but it's at least worth mentioning after Winston split first-team reps with Mike Glennon in the spring. Winston has been an angel off the field since being drafted No. 1 and picked up the offense in quick fashion on it. Strapped with Mike Evans, Vincent Jackson and Austin Seferian-Jenkins as his weapons, Winston has some appeal as a high-upside QB2. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:24 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.76 (39th)
     
  • Matt Barkley still available for trade
    Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski reports Matt Barkley is "still available" for trade.

    Advice: This comes as no surprise; the Eagles would probably take a sack of punctured footballs for the former fourth-round pick. Unfortunately for Philadelphia, we don't expect another team to take the bait. Being pushed by Tim Tebow for No. 3 duties, Barkley is no better than 50-50 to make the 53-man roster. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:06 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2408th)
     
  • Matt Cassel takes first QB rep at Bills camp
    Matt Cassel received the first rep in team drills when the Bills opened training camp Friday.

    Advice: Tyrod Taylor was second up, while E.J. Manuel and Matt Simms were Nos. 3 and 4. We wouldn't read much into this, as this figures to be a full-blown competition for much of the summer. Cassel received the bulk of the reps Friday, but didn't draw positive reviews from Bills beat writers. His spring struggles appear to have carried over. Taylor and Manuel will get plenty of work with the ones. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:52 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2371st)
     
  • Nelson Agholor 'looks like the real deal'
    Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski expects first-round WR Nelson Agholor to "produce immediately" and added that Agholor "looks like the real deal."

    Advice: Agholor projects as an immediate Week 1 starter in the old Jeremy Maclin role opposite Jordan Matthews. Outside of Amari Cooper, Agholor has the easiest path to targets among this year's rookie receivers. Anything less than 800-900 yards and a handful of touchdowns would come as a disappointment, and we'd consider that his floor. Agholor has a chance to be 2015's top rookie producer. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.13 (136th)
     
  • Martellus Bennett reports to training camp
    Martellus Bennett reported for the start of Bears training camp.

    Advice: Bennett sat out all of OTAs and minicamp. He wants a new contract, but has two years remaining on his current four-year deal and seems to have conceded more money won't be coming his way this year. "I'll do what I did last season," he said, "and it will address itself." Bennett set career-highs in catches (90), yards (916) and touchdowns (six) last year and remains a mid-to-high TE1. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:11 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.18 (73rd)
     
  • Jarvis Landry likely to stay active on return
    Jarvis Landry is considered the "front-runner" to keep the Dolphins' punt return job in 2015.

    Advice: Landry will assume every-down duties at receiver, but he remains the Fins' best option on kick and punt returns, as well. Landry ranked fourth in the NFL in kickoff return average as a rookie. Landry's low aDOT (Average Depth of Target) in some ways caps his fantasy ceiling, but he set a 105-catch pace over the final nine weeks of 2014 and has added value in return-yardage leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.01 (106th)
     
  • Bengals waive WR Cobi Hamilton
    Bengals waived WR Cobi Hamilton.

    Advice: A 2013 sixth-round pick out of Arkansas, Hamilton was never much of a receiving prospect and didn't make enough special teams noise to earn a game-day roster spot. The 24-year-old should generate scant interest on waivers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:22 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2235th)
     
  • Breshad Perriman opens camp with the starters
    Ravens rookie WR Breshad Perriman ran with the starters as training camp opened Thursday.

    Advice: The WR-needy Ravens didn't use the No. 26 overall pick on Perriman to have him sit. Although Kamar Aiken soaked up plenty of first-team reps during the spring, Perriman is the prototypical size/speed specimen that will have to fall flat on his face to lose the job. With only 36-year-old Steve Smith and unproven tight ends as competition for targets, Perriman has value at his ninth-round ADP. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:34 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.09 (102nd)
     
  • Joique Bell still seen as DET likely starter
    Despite Joique Bell's (Achilles'/knee) continued absence from the practice field, the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett expects Bell to open the season as the "Lions' primary starting running back."

    Advice: Even amid a host of red flags, Lions beat writers maintain Joique is likely to open the season as Detroit's lead runner. Birkett does acknowledge Bell "and (Ameer) Abdullah will share the workload, though." Bell, who has undergone two knee scopes and one Achilles' surgery over the past two offseasons, missed all of OTAs and minicamp and opened training camp on the active/PUP list. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:11 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.66 (77th)
     
  • Joique Bell still shelved as Lions camp opens
    Lions placed RB Joique Bell on the active/PUP list.

    Advice: The Lions plan to move Bell along slowly after offseason knee/Achilles surgeries. Detroit is reportedly more concerned with his health this year than in 2014. Bell will miss the start of camp, allowing rookie Ameer Abdullah to open with the starters. Bell is a player to avoid in fantasy drafts this year, especially with his ADP still hovering in the fifth- to sixth-round range. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:48 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.66 (77th)
     
  • Brandon Coleman 'on the rise' at Saints camp
    ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett reports WR Brandon Coleman is "playing faster and more at ease" this summer after struggling as a rookie.

    Advice: Coleman had a tough time adjusting to the speed of the NFL as a priority UDFA last year, dropping passes on a daily basis. He was part of the Saints' final cuts and spent his entire rookie year on the practice squad. Coleman is competing with Joe Morgan, Josh Morgan and Seantavius Jones for two roster spots. Triplett calls Coleman a player "on the rise" who could become a red-zone threat. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:42 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.14 (2461st)
     
  • RGIII 'exhibited growth' this offseason
    Redskins sources tell the Washington Post that Robert Griffin III "exhibited growth" this offseason.

    Advice: Mike Jones' report comes six days after an "anonymous offensive coach" told ESPN that Griffin was "done." Although the Redskins are apparently cautiously optimistic about RGIII's 2015, Jones reports "nobody is ready to launch a 'He’s baaaack!' campaign yet." Griffin was a special talent before injuries started sapping his explosiveness, but it's hard to see him regaining his rookie form. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:05 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.61 (30th)
     
  • Martellus headed for last season in Chicago?
    ESPN's Jeff Dickerson believes this could be Martellus Bennett's final season in Chicago.

    Advice: Bennett led all tight ends with 90 catches last season, but is unhappy with his contract. He's promised to report for training camp, but is headed into his age-28 season. He's due an eminently reasonable $5.085 million in 2016, but the Bears may decide to move on if they don't believe Bennett is worthy of an extension. Bennett's unique personality hasn't always endeared him to coaching staffs the way it does fans. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.18 (73rd)
     
  • Breshad Perriman projected as starter
    ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley projects first-round pick Breshad Perriman as the starting wideout opposite Steve Smith Sr.

    Advice: This may seem obvious to most considering Perriman's first-round pedigree, but Perriman only rotated with the first team at spring practices, sharing time with Kamar Aiken and Marlon Brown. Aiken actually got the most reps with the ones. Hensley acknowledges Perriman is "trying to beat out" Aiken and Brown. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:50 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.09 (102nd)
     
  • Bills writer has Matt Cassel being cut
    ESPN Bills reporter Mike Rodak left Matt Cassel off his initial 53-man roster projection heading into training camp.

    Advice: Rodak has been driving home the point that Cassel is squarely on the roster bubble in Buffalo. On his way-early roster projection, Rodak has the Bills keeping E.J. Manuel and Tyrod Taylor and cutting Cassel and Matt Simms. There's obviously plenty of time for Cassel to right his spring wrongs, but this just goes to show how truly awful he must have looked at OTAs and minicamp. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2371st)
     
  • Some NFL coaches say Robert Griffin is 'done'
    An anonymous offensive coach told ESPN's Mike Sando that Robert Griffin III is "done and there's no coming back."

    Advice: "The injury slowed his legs, and his ego will not allow him to hit rock bottom and actually grind his way back up the right way," the coach continued. In a poll of 35 coaches and personnel executives, the vast majority felt this way. "To get better in this league, you have to have a degree of humility," a personnel director said. RGIII was ranked as the league's 28th-best quarterback in the poll, finishing ahead of only Josh McCown, Brian Hoyer, Matt Cassel and Geno Smith. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:34 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.61 (30th)
     
  • More concern with Joique's health this year
    ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein says there seems to be more concern with Joique Bell's health this year than in 2014.

    Advice: In 2014, Bell missed most of the offseason due to a knee issue but still played in 15 games and logged 257 touches. This year's Achilles' and knee ailments appear more serious. Joique is expected to be eased in slowly as camp opens next week and his progress will be worth watching closely. He's currently being overdrafted at a fifth-round ADP while dynamic rookie Ameer Abdullah is going a round later. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:06 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.66 (77th)
     
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