Yahoo Public 305802 (ID# 305802)
  • Nick O'Leary doesn't look like he belongs
    WKBW Buffalo's Joe Buscaglia believes sixth-round TE Nick O'Leary "would likely have been released by now" if he wasn't a draft pick.

    Advice: Per Buscaglia, O'Leary "could be confused with any of the undrafted free agents on the roster" at Bills camp. He's currently behind Charles Clay, MarQuies Gray, Matthew Mulligan, and Chris Gragg on the depth chart. Small, short armed, and slow, O'Leary might not even make it onto Buffalo's practice squad. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:51 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.15 (2565th)
     
  • Cowboys interested in RBs that get cut
    Cowboys VP Stephen Jones called running back "a position of interest" for Dallas once NFL teams turn in their final cuts.

    Advice: Joseph Randle's grip on Dallas' lead-back job appears to be fading, while the Cowboys should be fully aware of Darren McFadden's lengthy injury history. No. 3 back Lance Dunbar has spent three years in the NFL and never totaled more than 30 rushing attempts. The Cowboys missed out on running backs in the draft and could turn to the NFL waiver wire for increased depth. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:19 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.58 (67th)
     
  • Gresham ruled out for preseason finale
    Jermaine Gresham (hamstring) won’t play in Thursday’s preseason finale.

    Advice: Gresham will miss the entire preseason recovering from back surgery and a hamstring issue. With Troy Niklas also sidelined, Darren Fells is locked in as Arizona’s Week 1 starter. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.94 (1833rd)
     
  • Titans want red-zone role for Green-Beckham
    The Titans want to use Dorial Green-Beckham as a red-zone threat.

    Advice: "It’s something you try to simulate, but a lot of times you can’t guarantee the coverage you’re going to get," coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "So all we can do is try to prepare him in practice. When you get to the season, it’s about matchups." Green-Beckham was held out of last week's dress rehearsal with an ankle injury. He hasn't played with the first team during the preseason, but remains a high-upside late-round flyer. Green-Beckham will open the season behind Kendall Wright, Harry Douglas, and Hakeem Nicks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:01 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.16 (2546th)
     
  • Joseph Randle misses event for court date
    Joseph Randle was an unexpected absence from the Cowboys' kickoff luncheon on Wednesday because he had to be in Kansas "for a court appearance."

    Advice: Per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Randle's trip to Wichita "was not related" to a February incident where his ex-girlfriend alleged domestic violence, and was "likely" due to "either a family law case, or a misdemeanor charge." The Cowboys told reporters Randle's absence Wednesday was "for personal reasons." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:46 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.58 (67th)
     
  • Ka’Deem Carey not lock for final roster
    The Chicago Tribune doesn’t consider Ka’Deem Carey a lock for the 53-man roster.

    Advice: Carey has been playing behind Jacquizz Rodgers and Jeremy Langford throughout the preseason. He isn’t guaranteed a spot as the No. 4 running back. Carey’s lack of special teams value is working against him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:38 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.40 (2631st)
     
  • Ty Montgomery favorite for 3rd receiver job
    Third-round pick Ty Montgomery is still considered to have the "upper hand" for Green Bay's No. 3 receiver job.

    Advice: Playing outside at Z receiver, Montgomery is coming off a third preseason game where he posted a 2-71 receiving line working in three-wide sets alongside Randall Cobb and Davante Adams. Montgomery is very clearly ahead of Jeff Janis, who "hasn't fully won over" Aaron Rodgers. Montgomery is a worthy late-round flyer in re-draft leagues, with an up arrow on his Dynasty value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:33 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.61 (179th)
     
  • Blake Bortles improved mechanics in offseason
    ESPN Jaguars reporter Michael DiRocco attributes Blake Bortles’s strong preseason to improved mechanics.

    Advice: Bortles had major accuracy and pocket-presence issues as a rookie, throwing 17 INTs and taking a league-high 55 sacks. His improved footwork has led to a 65 percent completion rate and only two sacks in three preseason games. A second-year leap from Bortles would be an upgrade for Allen Robinson and T.J. Yeldon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:29 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.82 (39th)
     
  • NFLPA files grievance on Thompson's behalf
    The NFLPA has filed a grievance on behalf of free agent TE Taylor Thompson.

    Advice: Thompson was cut by the Titans back in June, but he claimed he was hurt and the Titans failed to release him with an injury settlement, as they believed he was healthy. Thompson now needs knee surgery, and the NFLPA is backing him. Thompson suspected back in June that he needed microfracture knee surgery. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:28 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1872nd)
     
  • Panthers sign QB Anderson to 2-year extension
    Panthers signed QB Derek Anderson to a two-year, $5 million extension through 2017.

    Advice: Anderson, 32, made two starts for the Panthers last season, leading the team to a 2-0 record while Cam Newton was hurt. Across those two starts and parts of three other games, Anderson completed 65-of-97 passes (67 percent) for 701 yards and a 5:0 TD:INT ratio. He's one of the better backups with a rocket arm. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:08 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.13 (2688th)
     
  • Bills concerned McCoy won't be ready Week 1
    Coach Rex Ryan expressed some doubt whether LeSean McCoy (hamstring) will be ready Week 1.

    Advice: "I hope," Ryan said. "If not then the next man has to step up. So we will see. If he is not ready to go, he won’t be in there." According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, McCoy is dealing with a "small tear" in the hamstring and "it tore in a spot where it couldn't have been any better." McCoy has done next to nothing at practice the past two weeks, as he's only able to perform light footwork, agility, and cardio. If McCoy can't suit up Week 1, it'll be Karlos Williams, Bryce Brown, and Anthony Dixon, though Williams is recovering from an injury of his own. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.92 (28th)
     
  • Bears acquire rookie TE Lee from Texans
    Bears acquired TE Khari Lee from the Texans in exchange for a 2017 sixth-round pick.

    Advice: Lee was an All-American at D-2 Bowie State and signed with the Texans as an undrafted free agent. He didn't impress at his Pro Day, however, displaying subpar athleticism with a 5.05 forty and 9-foot-7 broad jump. Lee caught 5-of-6 preseason targets for 71 scoreless yards. The Bears like him as an inline blocker. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:44 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1937th)
     
  • E.J. Manuel expected to beat out Matt Cassel
    E.J. Manuel is expected to open the season as the Bills' No. 2 quarterback.

    Advice: He's earned it with a phenomenal preseason. Manuel has completed 20-of-30 passes (66.7 percent) for 358 yards (11.9 YPA) and a 4:0 TD:INT ratio. GM Doug Whaley still "strongly supports" Manuel, whom Whaley picked 16th overall in 2013. Matt Cassel is expected to be released by Saturday afternoon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:58 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2455th)
     
  • Packers expected to add a veteran receiver
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Tom Silverstein expects the Packers to sign a veteran receiver.

    Advice: Silverstein mentions three ex-Packers: free agent WR Jarrett Boykin -- who was released by the Panthers on Tuesday -- Giants WR James Jones, and Lions WR Jeremy Ross. Boykin caught just three passes for Green Bay in 2014. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:39 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2173rd)
     
  • Matt Jones to have offensive role as rookie
    The Redskins envision Alfred Morris and Matt Jones as a "physical tandem" in the backfield.

    Advice: Jones has cut up the preseason, averaging 6.95 YPC on 20 carries. He hits the hole with such explosiveness as a powerful downhill runner that the Redskins have been forced to give him back-to-back rest days to open up practice this week. Jones hasn't passed Morris on the depth chart, but the Redskins will use him plenty this year, giving him some standalone value as an RB4. If Morris were to get hurt, Jones would come into play as a high-end RB2. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.60 (227th)
     
  • Report: Bills discussing cutting Matt Cassel
    WGR 550 Buffalo's Sal Cappacio reports the Bills are "having internal debate" on whether or not to release QB Matt Cassel.

    Advice: Cassel has had an up-and-down six months in Buffalo, going from struggling badly to having a so-so training camp and preseason. Meanwhile, Tyrod Taylor has lit Buffalo on fire with his legs and earned the starting job. E.J. Manuel has performed in the preseason with a 146.9 passer rating, giving him the edge over Cassel. Releasing Cassel would save the Bills $4.75 million against the cap. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:54 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.06 (2713th)
     
  • Joseph Randle to see 10-15 carries per game?
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram suggests Joseph Randle may open the season handling 10-15 carries per game "with (Darren) McFadden slightly below that."

    Advice: "At the end of the day, we’re both going to get carries however they decide to play it out," said McFadden. Both backs seem resigned to the fact that the Cowboys are committed to a running back by committee. Beat writer Drew Davison confirms none of Dallas' backs "has done enough to separate themselves from the pack." McFadden is shaping up as a dicey flex play to begin the year, while Randle will be toward the back end of RB2s. Lance Dunbar will eat into both players' production in the passing game, further muddying the situation. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:57 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.58 (67th)
     
  • Panthers release WR Jarrett Boykin
    Panthers released WR Jarrett Boykin.

    Advice: The acquisition of Kevin Norwood from Seattle on Monday likely sealed his fate. Boykin caught 49 passes with the Packers in 2013 but has struggled to find playing time since. Being cut by a receiver-needy team like the Panthers is not a great sign for his NFL future. Carolina also cut S Robert Lester. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:49 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2173rd)
     
  • Rapoport expects Bills to cut a quarterback
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport expects the Bills to cut a quarterback after naming Tyrod Taylor their starter.

    Advice: Coach Rex Ryan has said the team would probably keep three quarterbacks, but he has been anything but forthcoming about his quarterbacks during the last month. E.J. Manuel seems like the obvious choice if Buffalo decides to release someone, but Matt Cassel's $4.75 million cap charge could earn him the boot. The Bills would get all of that $4.75 million off the cap by releasing Cassel. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:15 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.06 (2713th)
     
  • 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 Sunday, 4:23 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.58 (67th)
     
  • Boykin competing with Bersin for last spot
    Panthers beat writer Joseph Person doesn't think WR Jarrett Boykin will make the 53-man roster.

    Advice: He expects the Panthers to keep five wideouts with Boykin as the odd man out. Person said Boykin has put pressure on Brenton Bersin for the last spot but the coaches "seem to prefer" Bersin. Boykin has logged nine catches for 93 yards this preseason. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:43 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2173rd)
     
  • Ty Montgomery impresses in third preseason game
    Ty Montgomery caught two passes for 71 yards in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: Montgomery started over Jeff Janis in three-wide sets. He played into the third quarter, but made a 52-yard catch against the Eagles first-team defense. With Randall Cobb leaving early with a shoulder injury, there's potential for Montgomery to have a big early-season role. Montgomery has four catches for 99 yards through three preseason games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:36 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.61 (179th)
     
  • Matt Jones sees field after Chris Thompson
    Matt Jones rushed seven times for 57 yards in the Redskins' third preseason game.

    Advice: He added one catch for 17 yards. Jones had much more success against the second-team defense than Alfred Morris had against the first, but he ran clearly behind Alf in this game and saw the field after Chris Thompson as well. Jones has the talent to put pressure on Morris, but he has not climbed him on the depth chart yet. Jones has 139 yards on 20 carries (6.95 YPC) this preseason. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:14 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.60 (227th)
     
  • 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
    9.58 (67th)
     
  • Matt Cassel plays two series against Steelers
    Matt Cassel completed 6-of-7 passes for 38 yards in Buffalo's third preseason game.

    Advice: E.J. Manuel started, with Cassel the No. 2 quarterback through the rotation. Cassel nearly threw a pick-six on a tipped pass at the line of scrimmage, but managed to avoid making any other mistakes. The Bills can't be overly impressed with what the saw from Cassel. Cassel is 13-of-15 for 83 yards in two preseason appearances. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:44 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.06 (2713th)
     
  • E.J. Manuel looks good in preseason start
    E.J. Manuel completed 7-of-8 passes for 170 yards and two touchdowns in Buffalo's third preseason game.

    Advice: Manuel started and played the first two series, throwing a 67-yard touchdown to a wide-open Charles Clay. He re-entered the game in the third quarter and immediately threw a second touchdown. Manuel is now 20-of-30 passing for 358 yards and four touchdowns through three preseason games. The Bills starting quarterback will likely come down to Manuel or Tyrod Taylor. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:02 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2455th)
     
  • Dorial Green-Beckham doesn't see snaps
    Dorial Green-Beckham didn’t play any snaps in the Titans third preseason game.

    Advice: Green-Beckham was active after missing time with an ankle injury, but didn’t see the field. Coach Ken Whisenhunt views Green-Beckham as a work in progress, limiting his chances of making an early-season impact. The Titans slowplayed Bishop Sankey for 29-year-old Shonn Greene last year, and appear to be doing the same with DGB. Harry Douglas and a broken-down Hakeem Nicks are expected to open the year opposite Kendall Wright. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:39 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.16 (2546th)
     
  • Blake Bortles continues solid preseason
    Blake Bortles completed 20-of-29 passes for 245 yards and a touchdown in Jacksonville's third preseason game.

    Advice: He added four carries for 38 yards. Bortles made some nice throws to Allen Hurns, including a 13-yard play-action touchdown. He would have had another touchdown, but Allen Robinson dropped a pass in the end zone. Bortles has put together a solid preseason, competing 39-of-60 passes for 461 yards and a touchdown through three games. Bortles has potential as a streaming option in redraft leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:42 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.82 (39th)
     
  • Bills not putting stock in third preseason game
    Rex Ryan "isn’t putting much stock" in the third preseason game.

    Advice: "About as much stock as I put in the other ones. I don’t say ‘here is the dress rehearsal.’ It’s not that this game is more important. I don’t look at it that way." E.J. Manuel is starting the third preseason game, but isn’t a serious contender for the Week 1 job. Tyrod Taylor and Matt Cassel will rotate with the first team. The No. 2 quarterback through Buffalo’s rotation should ultimately be more telling on who the Bills plan to start. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2455th)
     
  • 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
    9.58 (67th)
     
  • 'Nothing' indicates Manuel in starting mix
    The Buffalo News' Vic Carucci believes there's been "nothing at camp that indicates" E.J. Manuel is a serious contender for the Bills' starting job.

    Advice: This has been the consensus all summer long, making it all the more baffling that coach Rex Ryan has decided Manuel will start this weekend's regular season dress rehearsal over Tyrod Taylor and Matt Cassel. The most sensible theory is that Ryan is trying to throw the Colts off before Week 1, but Ryan has to know presumptive starter Taylor needs all the preseason reps with the 1s he can get. Perhaps the Bills believe Manuel could generate trade interest with a decent showing. Whatever the reasoning, it's hard to understand. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:49 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2455th)
     
  • Bills still 'optimistic' about Shady's status
    The Bills remain "cautiously optimistic" LeSean McCoy (hamstring) will be ready for Week 1.

    Advice: Coach Rex Ryan isn't prone to tall tales with injury updates, so it's a bit concerning he hasn't moved on to outright guaranteeing Shady will be ready for the opener against Indy in 17 days. McCoy's status should be updated multiple times over the next two weeks. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:45 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.92 (28th)
     
  • Manuel named starter for third preseason game
    E.J. Manuel will start Saturday's preseason game against the Steelers.

    Advice: With Tyrod Taylor and Matt Cassel locked in a tight battle, coach Rex Ryan is going with a player who's been a distant No. 3 all summer for his team's regular season dress rehearsal. Ryan did add he expects all three quarterbacks to spend time with the first-team offense. It's quite possible Ryan has already settled on his starter — with Taylor being the favorite — and Manuel is merely a diversionary tactic for the Colts, who are coming to Buffalo in Week 1. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2455th)
     
  • Nick O'Leary isn't guaranteed roster spot
    Bills coach Rex Ryan admits sixth-round TE Nick O'Leary isn't guaranteed a roster spot.

    Advice: O'Leary was a star catching passes from Jameis Winston in college, but is no higher than No. 4 on the depth chart. O'Leary has severe athletic limitations, and isn't much of a run blocker. He could be a better fit for the practice squad than 53-man roster. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:00 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.15 (2565th)
     
  • Montgomery running as No. 3 receiver Tuesday
    Ty Montgomery was operating as the Packers' No. 3 receiver in Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: With the Packers in a three-wide set, Montgomery lined up opposite Davante Adams while Randall Cobb manned the slot. It confirms Montgomery is getting the first crack to replace Jordy Nelson over Jeff Janis. Although Janis is a favorite of the Twitter metrics crowd, the Packers believe he's too inconsistent for a bigger role on offense. Janis could theoretically still overtake Montgomery with strong performances in Green Bay's final two preseason games, but a third-round pick, Montgomery is getting the benefit of the doubt. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:48 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.61 (179th)
     
  • Ty Montgomery to become Packers No. 3 WR?
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel expects third-round pick Ty Montgomery to take over as the Packers' third receiver after Jordy Nelson's ACL tear.

    Advice: Jeff Janis replaced Jordy on the outside in Sunday's preseason game, but the Journal-Sentinel apparently believes Montgomery is ahead of Janis on the depth chart. Beat reporter Tom Silverstein writes he expects Janis to compete with Myles White and a host of others for the final few game-day roster spots. Janis vs. Montgomery should really be a camp battle for the rest of August and early September. Both should get a ton of snaps in the remaining exhibition games. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.61 (179th)
     
  • Whisenhunt: Green-Beckham a work in progress
    Coach Ken Whisenhunt indicated rookie Dorial Green-Beckham remains a work in progress entering the Titans' third preseason game.

    Advice: Green-Beckham has flashed big time on the field, ripping off a 32-yard gain in the Titans' preseason opener and catching four balls for 40 yards in the second exhibition week. Whisenhunt, however, noted that Green-Beckham cost the team a 37-yard gain with a miscue on Sunday night and says Green-Beckham is "still finding his way" and "has some catching up to do." Green-Beckham did run with the ones a bit on Sunday. He's climbing the ladder. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:24 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.16 (2546th)
     
  • 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
    9.58 (67th)
     
Internet Explorer 8 is no longer supported by Yahoo Fantasy. Please download a supported browser.