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  • David Johnson posts 4-40-1 receiving line
    David Johnson lost two yards on four carries but caught four passes for 40 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals' third preseason game.

    Advice: The third-round rookie took a step back from last week, fumbling on a first-quarter short-yardage carry and failing to maximize his running opportunities. The good news is Johnson saw some action with the first-team offense, but keep in mind Chris Johnson (hamstring) was scratched. With the Drew Stanton group in the second half, Johnson was a primary checkdown target and secured an eight-yard touchdown catch early in the fourth quarter, beating Raiders rookie LB Ben Heeney in coverage. Johnson's role is unclear entering the season, but he is very much a threat to Andre Ellington's workload. Strictly on the ground, Johnson has 17 carries for 64 yards this preseason. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:54 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.54 (228th)
     
  • Crabtree still quiet in Raiders preseason
    Michael Crabtree caught one pass for six yards in the Raiders' third preseason game.

    Advice: Crabtree is reportedly having a strong camp, but he isn't doing much in preseason. Derek Carr slightly overthrew Crabtree on an end-zone fade, but Crabtree didn't extend his body in an attempt to make a play, and Oakland settled for a field goal. Plays later, Crabtree dropped a Carr pass right in front of the end zone. Through three preseason affairs, Crabtree has three receptions for 21 yards. We're highly skeptical he'll make any noise in re-draft leagues this year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:37 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.35 (159th)
     
  • T-Rich's struggles continue
    Trent Richardson managed 19 yards on five carries in the Raiders' third preseason game, adding three catches for five yards.

    Advice: After Richardson's night was done, the San Francisco Chronicle's Vic Tafur guessed T-Rich has toted the rock for his final time as a Raider. Through three preseason contests, Richardson has 42 yards on 15 carries (2.80 YPC). Taiwan Jones, Roy Helu, and Marcel Reece all look like better options to back up Latavius Murray. T-Rich's one-year deal contains a $600,000 guarantee. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:07 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.80 (2599th)
     
  • Snyder, McCloughan agree on Griffin?
    Citing multiple sources, Profootballtalk.com reports "no schism exists" between the Redskins' front office and owner Dan Snyder regarding the future of Robert Griffin III in Washington.

    Advice: A previous ESPN report strongly hinted Redskins management and coaches want to move on from RG3, but are "meeting resistance from team ownership." PFT's Mike Florio contends that "this simply isn't true," and "everyone is on the same page." Florio insists Snyder is not hindering the Redskins' football operations. Based on Snyder's track record, that is arguably difficult to buy. Either way, Griffin's future in Washington is clear as mud. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:40 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.97 (15th)
     
  • Report: Cowboys RBBC approach 'not a bluff'
    According to Yahoo's Charles Robinson, the Cowboys' plan to use an RBBC backfield is "not a bluff," and the rotation will be a "committee in the purest NFL form."

    Advice: Per Robinson, "the Cowboys are adamant that their elite offensive line can be the glue that elevates a collection of parts into a greater whole." In other words, the Cowboys are banking on their O-Line and less on the talent of their backfield, which is questionable to be kind with Joe Randle, Darren McFadden, and Lance Dunbar vying for work. Had Saturday night's preseason game been a regular season one, Robinson believes the Cowboys "would have ridden McFadden's hot hand," despite Randle starting the game. Robinson guesses none of the Cowboys' backs will rush for more than 850 yards this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:23 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.18 (48th)
     
  • Vikings announce first cuts
    Vikings waived WR DaVaris Daniels, CB Justin Coleman, CB Jalil Carter, OT Stephen Goodin, LB Josh Kaddu, WR Jordan Leslie, DE Caesar Rayford, DT Chrishon Rose, and CB Demarcus Van Dyke.

    Advice: In addition to RB Joe Banyard and TE Brandon Bostick, these are the Vikings' first cuts. Daniels went undrafted this past May out of Notre Dame. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:11 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2249th)
     
  • Marques Colston goes catch-less Sunday
    Marques Colston went catch-less in the Saints' third preseason game.

    Advice: Colston didn't play on the Saints' first snap of the game, but entered on the second play from scrimmage, manning slot receiver with Brandin Cooks and Brandon Coleman outside. Colston was targeted on a red-zone pass in the first quarter, but Drew Brees' throw was broken up by Texans ILB Brian Cushing. Colston may no longer technically be a starter, which is something of a concern for his playing time. Now 32 years old, Colston is not a great bet to improve significantly on last year's 59-902-5 receiving line. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:37 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.51 (122nd)
     
  • Report: Redskins split over Griffin's future
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Redskins "front office officials and coaches" want to move on from Robert Griffin III, but are "meeting resistance from team ownership."

    Advice: It's no secret owner Dan Snyder played a major role in spoiling RG3, resulting in clashes with both the Shanahan and Gruden coaching staffs. It now sounds like GM Scot McCloughan is on board with cutting ties on Griffin, but Snyder isn't letting the move happen. Schefter reports the Skins have gone so far as to shop RG3 on the trade market, "but have found no interest." A split between the Redskins' organization and Griffin seems imminent. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:47 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.97 (15th)
     
  • Devin Funchess returns to practice
    Devin Funchess (hamstring) returned to Panthers practice on Sunday.

    Advice: Funchess resumed practicing last week, but sat out Carolina's third preseason as a precaution by a team that already lost Kelvin Benjamin to I.R. The Panthers are counting on more than expected from Funchess and can't risk a pre-season injury aggravation. It'll be interesting to see whether the Panthers let Funchess play in their preseason finale. That game is Thursday night. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:33 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.79 (145th)
     
  • Pettine confirms Duke Johnson in protocol
    Browns coach Mike Pettine confirmed Sunday that Duke Johnson was concussed in Saturday night's preseason game.

    Advice: "No update," Pettine said. "He will be in the league’s concussion protocol. We’ll know more when the week goes on." Johnson missed much of camp with a hamstring injury and is now already back on the shelf. Also nicked up frequently at Miami (FL), Johnson is trending in the wrong direction for fantasy owners who had hopes he might assume a legit feature back job in Cleveland. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:57 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.86 (135th)
     
  • Hill cast aside as Jets shrink roster to 75
    Jets released WR Austin Hill.

    Advice: He snagged one catch for six yards against the Lions in the preseason opener but wasn't heard from again. Hill's NFL future looks murky after getting picked up and dropped twice in a span of three months. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:20 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2180th)
     
  • Quinton Patton operates as third wide out
    Quinton Patton caught one pass for eight yards in the 49ers' third preseason game.

    Advice: Patton operated as the 49ers' third receiver, but that did not get him many snaps with the first-team offense. San Francisco ran a lot of two-wide formations with FB Bruce Miller or an extra tight end on the field. With an uncertain workload on an offense poised to struggle, Patton is well off the redraft radar. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:17 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.26 (2372nd)
     
  • Montee Ball fourth in line at running back
    Montee Ball rushed four times for 11 yards and caught one pass for 20 yards in the Broncos' third preseason game.

    Advice: Ball played behind Juwan Thompson, who appears to have jumped him for the third spot on the depth chart. Already well behind Ronnie Hillman for the backup job, Ball has zero fantasy value heading into the season. He is not guaranteed to make the final roster. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.87 (2389th)
     
  • Owen Daniels catches one pass Saturday
    Owen Daniels caught one pass for three yards in the Broncos' third preseason game.

    Advice: Daniels started and played ahead of Virgil Green, but he did not make an offensive impact. He now has five receptions for 28 yards this preseason. Daniels struggled to find weekly relevance with 78 targets last year, and it is not a given he gets that many opportunities this season. He is a TE2 at best. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.68 (125th)
     
  • Ronnie Hillman gains 35 yards on five rushes
    Ronnie Hillman gained 35 yards on five carries in the Broncos' third preseason game.

    Advice: He added two catches for three yards. Hillman has established himself as the clear No. 2 in Denver, though he served in just a change-of-pace role with the first-team offense. Hillman will not steal enough carries from C.J. Anderson to have standalone value, but he will be a hot commodity if Anderson goes down. Hillman now has 155 yards on 21 carries (7.38 YPC) this preseason. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:10 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.04 (262nd)
     
  • Allen secures two catches in Saturday's loss
    Keenan Allen caught two passes for 28 yards in Saturday’s preseason loss to the Seahawks.

    Advice: That gives him five receptions for 65 yards this preseason. Allen fell victim to the dreaded sophomore slump last season, logging just 783 yards and four touchdowns. Philip Rivers recently said Allen is having his best camp, which should give fantasy owners reason for optimism as the 23-year-old enters his third campaign with the Chargers. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:09 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.58 (66th)
     
  • Joseph Randle starts third preseason game
    Joseph Randle started the Cowboys' third preseason game, rushing six times for 15 yards.

    Advice: He added an eight-yard reception. Randle got the ball on four of Dallas' first six plays, and carried the mail for the majority of the first quarter. As expected, Lance Dunbar operated as his change-of-pace back. Darren McFadden got some work with the first-team offense, but not until Dallas' fourth series. Randle is clearly going to get the first shot on early downs as the Cowboys begin the tall task of replacing DeMarco Murray, but he's a boom-or-bust RB2 in a crowded backfield. He finishes the preseason with 13 carries for 45 yards (3.46 YPC). Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:26 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.18 (48th)
     
  • Duke Johnson suffers concussion on Saturday
    Duke Johnson suffered a concussion in the Browns' third preseason game Saturday night.

    Advice: Johnson was seeing his first action of the preseason after sitting out the first two exhibitions with a pulled hamstring. He didn't last long, however, as Johnson took a thundering hit in the first quarter. Johnson had a real chance to earn a significant role, but has been unable to stay on the field. With so much uncertainty, the Browns' backfield is a situation to avoid before the late rounds of drafts. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:55 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.86 (135th)
     
  • Duke Johnson being evaluated for concussion
    Duke Johnson exited Saturday's third preseason game and is being evaluated for a concussion.

    Advice: Getting his first action of the preseason after missing the first two with a hamstring injury, Johnson got the start for the Browns in the all-important dress rehearsal. His time in the game was quick, however, as he left in the first quarter. While in the lineup, all three Browns running backs, including Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West, mixed in on the opening series. This is looking like a situation to completely avoid until the mid-to-late rounds of fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:03 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.86 (135th)
     
  • Duke Johnson set to lead Browns in touches?
    ESPN's Adam Caplan expects Duke Johnson to lead the Browns' backfield in touches if he stays healthy.

    Advice: This is the sense we've started to get as Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West have sleepwalked through the preseason. Both the coaching staff and local media have spent a good deal of the summer talking the third-rounder up, while he has a hold on third-down duties no matter what happens between now and Week 1. With Crowell and West working to cancel each other out, Johnson could start encroaching on their supposed early-down territory. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:24 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.86 (135th)
     
  • Trent Richardson on the roster bubble
    ESPN Raiders reporter Bill Williamson says Trent Richardson is on the roster bubble.

    Advice: Despite getting $600,000 guaranteed in the two-year deal he signed in March, Richardson appears to be in real danger of losing his job to undrafted rookie Michael Dyer. Richardson has just 23 yards on 10 preseason carries. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.80 (2599th)
     
  • Robert Griffin III still in concussion protocol
    Robert Griffin III (concussion) will not be cleared for Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: Griffin hasn't been cleared by an independent doctor and remains in the concussion protocol. The Redskins originally expected him to play, but will hold him out at least one more week. Griffin missing Washington's third preseason game is a concern after last week's disastrous performance. The Redskins are starting Kirk Cousins in Griffin's place. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.97 (15th)
     
  • Funchess held out of third preseason game
    Devin Funchess (hamstring) won't play in the Panthers third preseason game.

    Advice: It's a missed opportunity for Funchess, who has yet to put anything on tape as Carolina's X receiver. Funchess wasn't cleared after going through pregame warmups. Corey Brown, Ted Ginn, and Jerricho Cotchery will play in three-wide sets. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:30 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.79 (145th)
     
  • Cowboys still expected to use RBBC approach
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports no running back has separated himself at Cowboys camp, and the expectation is Dallas uses a committee approach.

    Advice: All three of Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden, and Lance Dunbar bring something different to the table. Randle and McFadden rely on quickness and speed, while Dunbar probably has the clearest path to an actual cemented role on offense as a "perfect fit" for the change-of-pace job. Randle is still the favorite to open the season as lead dog, but the Cowboys may rotate these guys in and out. Randle continues to have a far-too-rich-for-our-tastes third-round ADP. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:02 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.18 (48th)
     
  • Griffin III (concussion) officially cleared
    Robert Griffin III (concussion) has been officially cleared for Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: The embattled starter could see upwards of a half of action against the Ravens. Griffin remains Washington's No. 1, but his grip will grow extremely tenuous if Saturday goes as poorly as last week's game did. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.97 (15th)
     
  • RGIII plays coy on concussion status
    Robert Griffin III won't say if he suffered a concussion in last Thursday's preseason game.

    Advice: The scuttlebutt has been that Washington made up RGIII's concussion so he could avoid talking to the media following a disastrous performance. "You’ve got to talk to the people who report that stuff," Griffin said. "I don’t report that stuff. I was in the locker room, taking a shower, getting ready to watch the rest of the game, so I don’t know." Even by Washington's standards, this is a ridiculous melodrama. RGIII will play in Saturday's regular season dress rehearsal. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:24 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.97 (15th)
     
  • Rivera hints Funchess will replace Benjamin
    Panthers coach Ron Rivera hinted the team is planning on rookie WR Devin Funchess replacing Kelvin Benjamin (ACL).

    Advice: "The thing we’re waiting for is for Devin to be healthy and get him out on the football field," Rivera said. "He runs a lot of the same type of routes. He’s almost as imposing a target as Kelvin and the biggest thing with him is the confidence that he plays with as he develops." OC Mike Shula said the plan is to replace Benjamin with a committee, but it sounds like Funchess will get most of the snaps in Benjamin's old "X" position. The jury is still out on if Funchess can be an effective wide receiver in the NFL, but volume alone could make him a value at his WR38 draft price. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:47 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.79 (145th)
     
  • Panthers to replace Kelvin Benjamin by committee
    Panthers OC Mike Shula said the Panthers will likely replace Kelvin Benjamin "by committee."

    Advice: "Eventually there might be a guy that emerges," Shula added. It suggests the Panthers don’t view Devin Funchess as ready to replace Benjamin, though Funchess remains the favorite to open the year at X receiver. Corey Brown and Ted Ginn played with the first team in Saturday’s preseason game, but are deep threats that struggle at the short/intermediate levels. Greg Olsen projects to lead the Panthers in early-season targets. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:30 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.79 (145th)
     
  • Gruden: We're not benching Robert Griffin III
    Redskins coach Jay Gruden is adamant he won't be benching Robert Griffin III.

    Advice: RGIII will start Saturday's game against the Ravens after suffering a concussion last week. Kirk Cousins will be the first man off the bench, suggesting he has a leg up on Colt McCoy for No. 2 duties. Although Griffin has never looked like a fit for Gruden's offense, he's still the only one of Washington's quarterbacks with anything resembling upside. That being said, one of Cousins and McCoy — and quite possibly both — will likely make starts this season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:38 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.97 (15th)
     
  • Duke Johnson looks explosive in practice
    Browns coach Mike Pettine said rookie RB Duke Johnson has looked "explosive" in practice.

    Advice: Pettine has called the next two weeks "big" for the rookie runner, who missed most of training camp with a hamstring injury. Johnson appears healthy now, and he should play a big role in the Browns' third preseason game. Johnson should open the season as the third-down back, and he could push Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell for more. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:14 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.86 (135th)
     
  • Funchess (hamstring) gets in limited practice
    Panthers WR Devin Funchess (hamstring) returned to practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: He was limited to individual drills. With Kelvin Benjamin (ACL) sidelined for the entire season, Funchess needs as many snaps as he can get with the first-team offense. It would be a boost if he can play in the third preseason game. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:29 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.79 (145th)
     
  • Montee Ball 'slumping' in training camp
    The Denver Post reports RB Montee Ball is being pushed by Juwan Thompson for the No. 3 spot on the depth chart.

    Advice: Ball has already been jumped by Ronnie Hillman, and it appears Juwan Thompson could be next. Ball has never flashed at the NFL level, and he has reportedly been "slumping" in training camp. His spot on the roster is not secure. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:21 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.87 (2389th)
     
  • Kubiak: Ronnie Hillman deserves more reps
    Coach Gary Kubiak said RB Ronnie Hillman "deserves more reps."

    Advice: A report on Monday called Hillman the "1B runner behind C.J. Anderson." Kubiak's statement seems to confirm Hillman has jumped the "slumping" Montee Ball on the depth chart. Anderson is still the starter in Denver, but it has become clear Hillman will have a role as a change of pace option. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:18 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.04 (262nd)
     
  • Duke Johnson primed for 'real big' role?
    ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi expects third-round RB Duke Johnson to have a "real big" role if he can stay healthy.

    Advice: The Browns have been alluding to it all summer, but it's grown more likely as Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West have dawdled through the preseason. Johnson missed a ton of practice time with a hamstring issue, but all will be forgotten if he puts on a show in this weekend's regular season dress rehearsal. At the very least, Johnson will be Cleveland's third-down back in Week 1. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:21 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.86 (135th)
     
  • Ronnie Hillman now '1B' to C.J. Anderson?
    9News' Mike Klis said Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman is now the "1B runner behind C.J. Anderson."

    Advice: Hillman has been electric this preseason, averaging 7.5 yards on his 16 carries. The hot start has allowed Hillman to blow past Montee Ball on the depth chart, and it appears he is in a position to steal carries from Anderson as well. Hillman has struggled before when given big workloads and lacks the ideal size to be a true feature back, but he is a great change of pace option who can rip off big chunk plays. If Anderson falters, Hillman has the talent to pick up the slack. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:42 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.04 (262nd)
     
  • Randle admits he is still in a competition
    Joseph Randle admitted there is still a battle for snaps in the Cowboys' backfield.

    Advice: Darren McFadden started the second preseason game, gaining just four yards on three attempts. Lance Dunbar worked with the first-team offense as the passing down back, catching two passes for three yards. Randle had the best night of the three, but he did not see his first carry until after Tony Romo left the field. The Cowboys could have been sending a message to Randle by limiting his first-team reps, but his usage against the 49ers suggests Randle's hold on the starting job is tenuous at best. He is a risky pick in the third round. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.18 (48th)
     
  • Duke Johnson will be used heavily in 3rd game
    Browns OC John DeFilippo said he expects rookie RB Duke Johnson to have a significant role in the third preseason game.

    Advice: Considering the third preseason game is often viewed as a regular season dress rehearsal, this could point to a large regular season role for the rookie. Terrance West shined in the second preseason game, but neither he nor Isaiah Crowell has impressed as receivers. Johnson was one of the best receiving backs in this year's class. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:40 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.86 (135th)
     
  • Joseph Randle plays in 2nd preseason game
    Updating a previous item, Joseph Randle did play in the Cowboys' second preseason game on Sunday night.

    Advice: It was reported Randle would be inactive due to his recurring oblique strain, but the third-year back got in some work off the bench. Randle played behind Darren McFadden, rushing seven times for 30 yards. McFadden started and managed four yards on three rushing attempts. So long as Randle can stay healthy, he'll remain the favorite for lead back work in Dallas. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 6:32 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.18 (48th)
     
  • Cowboys hold Randle out of 2nd preseason game
    Joseph Randle (oblique) is sitting out Dallas' second preseason game.

    Advice: Darren McFadden will start. Randle's injury has been flaring up the past couple of weeks. While it's not a long-term concern, the injury is a reminder of Randle's extremely-limited NFL track record. Randle has just 105 career carries through two NFL seasons, yet his ADP is currently in the middle of the third round. He played four snaps in Dallas' two playoff games last January. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 4:10 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.18 (48th)
     
  • Robert Griffin III already cleared
    Robert Griffin III (head) returned to full-squad practice on Sunday.

    Advice: There have been rumors the Redskins fabricated RG3's preseason concussion in order to keep Griffin from having to deal with media after the game. He's apparently already been cleared and resumed working with the first-team offense. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 11:38 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.97 (15th)
     
  • Trent Richardson again fails to shine
    Trent Richardson rushed five times for five yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings.

    Advice: T-Rich has just 23 yards on 10 preseason carries (2.3 YPC). His roster odds are hanging on for dear life. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 9:27 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.80 (2599th)
     
  • David Johnson rolls up 81 yards vs. Chargers
    Making his preseason debut, David Johnson put on a show against the Chargers on Saturday, rushing 13 times for 66 yards, and catching two passes for an additional 15 yards.

    Advice: Johnson got run with both the first- and second-team offense. The third-rounder looked worth the wait for grouchy coach Bruce Arians, showing some real slickness through the pile. Johnson also did a good job of following his blockers, and turned a few nothings into somethings. Johnson still did a little unnecessary dancing, and may have botched a blitz pick up, but it was an extremely positive debut. Andre Ellington will begin the year as the Cardinals' No. 1 back, but Johnson has a real shot at third-down duties. Recent signee Chris Johnson was inactive this evening. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 9:06 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.54 (228th)
     
  • Ronnie Hillman solid in second preseason tilt
    Ronnie Hillman broke out for 54 yards on eight carries in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.

    Advice: That gives Hillman 120 yards on 16 carries this preseason. As good as he's looked with the ball in his hands, Hillman has been even better in pass protection, routinely laying defenders out to give Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler more time in the pocket. He's surged past Montee Ball and is now in the driver's seat for backup carries behind starter C.J. Anderson. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 8:10 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.04 (262nd)
     
  • Griffin doubt growing within the Redskins?
    According to ESPN's Jason Reid, "people in the building know" the Redskins have "no chance" if they stick with Robert Griffin III at quarterback.

    Advice: All it took was four bad series for Griffin's shaky standing as the Redskins' starter to again become unmoored. Griffin was nightmarishly bad before getting concussed against the Lions on Thursday, but seemed to have little chance behind a leaky offensive line. Of course, RGIII's issues with getting rid of the ball may have encouraged Detroit to bring the house. To the naked eye, Colt McCoy and Kirk Cousins have both appeared far better than RGIII this summer, but against second- and third-string defenses. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 4:06 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.97 (15th)
     
  • Pettine: Next two weeks big for Duke Johnson
    Browns coach Mike Pettine said the next two weeks are big for rookie RB Duke Johnson.

    Advice: Johnson has spent the last three weeks mostly on the sidelines, but he did see some practice time on Saturday. Terrance West had a good day in the second preseason game, but neither he nor Isaiah Crowell has taken advantage of Johnson's missed practice time. The missed time likely means Johnson will open the season on the wrong side of a timeshare, but his role could grow if Crowell and West continue to disappoint in the regular season. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 9:50 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.86 (135th)
     
  • Devin Funchess still a work in progress
    Panthers WR coach Ricky Proehl stopped short of saying rookie Devin Funchess is ready to step into the No. 1 receiver role.

    Advice: "He’s got the physical tools. The process now has quickened," Proehl said. "He’s got to play physical and play to his size. That’s what we’re working on." Funchess rarely played to his size at Michigan, managing four TDs in his final season. The Panthers are counting on him to play the high-volume X role, but his learning curve remains a concern. Funchess still offers WR2 upside, and should be acquirable in the ninth and tenth rounds of 12-team drafts. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 3:04 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.79 (145th)
     
  • Joseph Randle returns to practice
    Joseph Randle (oblique) returned to Cowboys practice Friday.

    Advice: He took first-team reps. Randle's oblique has become a recurring concern, but isn't a significant injury. Randle remains Dallas' best option at lead back, but he's expected to lose touches to Darren McFadden and Lance Dunbar. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 10:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.18 (48th)
     
  • RGIII expected to be fine, may play next week
    A source told ESPN's Britt McHenry that Robert Griffin III (concussion) is "fine" and may be able to play in the Redskins' third preseason game.

    Advice: The Washington Post's Mike Jones is hearing essentially the same thing. RGIII was battered and bruised behind an awful showing from the Redskins' offensive line Thursday night, taking three sacks and six QB hits on his eight drop-backs. A living nightmare, RGIII has avoided serious injury this time, but it's fair to wonder how long he'll hold up. He's expected to remain Washington's starter. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 8:05 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.97 (15th)
     
  • Panthers confident Funchess can be new No. 1
    Coach Ron Rivera expressed confidence in second-round rookie Devin Funchess as the Panthers' new No. 1 receiver following Kelvin Benjamin's torn ACL.

    Advice: "He knows two positions, and obviously he’ll concentrate on Kelvin’s and work to handle that spot for us," Rivera said of Funchess. "You want to have a big, quality receiver, and Devin gives us that still." Funchess is sidelined with a minor hamstring injury at the moment, but is expected back next week when he'll start gobbling up all the reps at X receiver he can handle. Funchess ran mostly with the second-team offense in the preseason opener, but made a nice sideline catch for a big gain and was close to reeling in a long touchdown. His ADP has already risen two full rounds since Benjamin's injury and will continue to climb. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 6:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.79 (145th)
     
  • Cowboys RB Randle aggravates oblique injury
    Joseph Randle is doubtful for Sunday's preseason game after aggravating his oblique injury in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Randle is now in a race against time to get cleared for Dallas' third preseason game, where depth charts are traditionally finalized. "It’s the same thing I had earlier," Randle said. "It flared up on me again. ... It’s just something we have to keep fighting through." Randle's absence comes just as Darren McFadden (hamstring) is finally healthy enough to get reps with the first team. Randle is an extremely risky investment at his current third- to fourth-round ADP. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 9:01 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
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