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  • Seferian-Jenkins 'impressive' in practice
    Buccaneers.com's Joe Kania said sophomore TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins was "impressive" during training camp practices.

    Advice: Seferian-Jenkins struggled to make a mark in preseason games, catching just 2-of-5 targets for 25 yards, but he reportedly dominated down the seams in practice. ASJ should be third in line for targets in Tampa and has real breakout potential. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:21 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.53 (145th)
     
  • Murphy could be used in Sproles-like role?
    The New Orleans Times-Picayune's Larry Holder said he gets the "sense" Saints coach Sean Payton would be comfortable using rookie RB Marcus Murphy in the Darren Sproles role.

    Advice: Sproles recorded over 70 catches in all three years in New Orleans and averaged 140 touches a season. C.J Spiller is expected to fill that role in the Saints' offense this year, but his status for Week 1 is murky following a knee scope on August 14. Murphy is not worth an add yet, but he is a name to follow in deeper PPR leagues if Spiller is unable to get healthy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:00 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.96 (2650th)
     
  • C.J. Spiller (knee) still on track for Week 1
    The New Orleans Times-Picayune said C.J. Spiller (knee) is expected to be ready for Week 1.

    Advice: Information regarding Spiller's knee surgery has been sparse. We still do not know why he underwent a knee scope on August 14, and there have not been any concrete updates on his recovery since. We should get a better idea on his status once the Saints get in an official practice next week. Mark Ingram would see a significant boost if Spiller is unable to go. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.46 (79th)
     
  • Karlos Williams says he'll be ready for Wk 1
    Karlos Williams (undisclosed operation) says he'll "most definitely" be ready for Week 1.

    Advice: "Definitely on special teams, try to work myself into the rotation as the week goes on," Williams said. "Try to get in there for the first game next week." Williams also described the accident that led to his surgery as "freak" and "delicate." Williams is in the driver's seat for No. 2 duties, but would be a part of a Week 1 committee were LeSean McCoy (hamstring) not ready. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:07 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.78 (2414th)
     
  • Latimer losing grip on Broncos third WR job?
    The Denver Post suggests Cody Latimer might not open the season as the Broncos' No. 3 receiver.

    Advice: Latimer impressed in Denver's exhibition opener, but he was a disappointment in the final three games, getting outplayed by Andre Caldwell and Jordan Norwood. The Post's Troy Renck suggests Caldwell and Norwood could "receive opportunities before (Latimer)" behind Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. At this point, Latimer is barely even a consideration in re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:58 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.91 (155th)
     
  • Karlos Williams favorite to back up McCoy
    WGR 550 Buffalo considers Karlos Williams the favorite to back up LeSean McCoy.

    Advice: The Bills cleared Williams for individual drills Friday after a surgical procedure sidelined him the last three weeks. Williams is the favorite for No. 2 duties with Fred Jackson gone, but would likely be part of a committee if McCoy isn’t ready for Week 1. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:36 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.78 (2414th)
     
  • Matt Cassel doesn't expect to get cut
    Matt Cassel said he doesn't expect to be released.

    Advice: "There’s been no indication that way," Cassel said. "Whether or not they will is probably a question you’d have to ask them, but right now that’s what I’m planning on." Coach Rex Ryan said last month he expects to carry three quarterbacks, but Cassel's spot is in danger after getting outplayed by E.J. Manuel. Buffalo would save $4.75M from releasing Cassel. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:41 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2467th)
     
  • Brandon Bostick works out for Jets
    Free agent TE Brandon Bostick worked out for the Jets.

    Advice: Bostick didn't make it past first-round cuts with Minnesota, catching just one pass in three preseason games. The Jets need tight end depth with Jace Amaro (shoulder surgery) out for the year. Bostick could give OC Chan Gailey an H-back behind Jeff Cumberland and Kellen Davis. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:22 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1924th)
     
  • Jaguars waive TE Koyack
    Jaguars waived TE Ben Koyack.

    Advice: A seventh-round pick out of Notre Dame, Koyack made no noise during his roughly-four months on the roster. He might be a practice squad candidate. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:18 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1941st)
     
  • Shady (hamstring) on Week 1: 'I'll be ready'
    LeSean McCoy (hamstring) has vowed to be ready for Week 1.

    Advice: McCoy made the proclamation in a text message to ESPN's Josina Anderson. He was more diplomatic following Friday's practice, saying "we'll see." Coach Rex Ryan has generally suggested McCoy will be ready to go against the Colts. Our first concrete clue will come with the Bills' first official injury report on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.99 (31st)
     
  • Titans: RB usage will be game-plan specific
    Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt says his running back usage will be game-plan specific.

    Advice: Whiz doesn't like his running back corps, so he's trying to become an amateur Bill Belichick. Bishop Sankey will presumably be the lead back when the Titans try to go uptempo, and David Cobb when Whiz decides he needs to ground-and-pound. Dexter McCluster and Antonio Andrews will mix in at miscellaneous intervals. We (slightly) prefer Cobb to Sankey in fantasy, but neither is more than an RB3. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.02 (132nd)
     
  • Pettine: RB West must be more consistent
    Browns coach Mike Pettine emphasized Friday that Terrance West must be more consistent.

    Advice: Pettine said he knows West has the ability to be a productive NFL back, but that his "ups and downs" are holding him back. Pettine credited Isaiah Crowell's "whole body of work" when explaining why he would be the starter. West's roster spot is secure, but he'll be the No. 3 back on the totem pole if Duke Johnson (concussion) gets cleared. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:33 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.51 (1976th)
     
  • Bucs send fifth-rounder Kenny Bell to I.R.
    Bucs placed WR Kenny Bell on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, ending his season.

    Advice: It's a bitter disappointment for a day-three pick who entered the league on a wave of momentum. Nebraska's all-time leading receiver, Bell tore up the Combine, and had an inside track on No. 3 duties. He missed the Bucs' final two preseason games, however, and wasn't shining in practice. Now set to "redshirt" his rookie year, Bell won't be guaranteed a roster spot in 2016. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2257th)
     
  • Karlos Williams practicing on Friday
    Bills RB Karlos Williams (undisclosed operation) took part in individual drills on Friday.

    Advice: The fifth-round rookie continues to trend in the right direction for next Sunday's opener. With Fred Jackson out of the picture, Williams could be returning as the Bills' No. 2 back, and perhaps even as Buffalo's starter with LeSean McCoy nursing a hamstring injury. He's not a bad stash at the end of benches. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:49 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.78 (2414th)
     
  • Shady (hamstring) back in individual drills
    LeSean McCoy (hamstring) returned to individual drills at Bills practice on Friday.

    Advice: While he hasn't yet progressed to team drills, this is a positive sign for McCoy's Week 1 availability. We'll monitor his participation throughout next week. Karlos Williams (abdomen) also returned to individual drills on Friday and would be in the mix for carries if McCoy couldn't play against the Colts. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:42 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.99 (31st)
     
  • Rex claims 'cautious optimism' with McCoy
    Bills coach Rex Ryan remains cautiously optimistic that LeSean McCoy (ankle) will be ready for next Sunday's opener.

    Advice: "I'm hoping that he’ll be available to us," Ryan said. The ol' ball coach also shot down reports that Shady is dealing with a tear. "Apparently, that person knows more than I do." McCoy's status is far from clear, but the tea leaves suggest he'll be ready to go against Indy. If not, Week 2 would be realistic. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:07 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.99 (31st)
     
  • Cowboys waive RB Ben Malena
    Cowboys waived RB Ben Malena.

    Advice: A second-year UDFA out of Texas A&M, Malena had a nice preseason, but couldn't crack the Cowboys' sorry running back corps. It's a sign he doesn't have much of an NFL future, though perhaps he'll land on the practice squad. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:49 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.95 (2647th)
     
  • Texans waive rookie RB Kenny Hilliard
    Texans waived RB Kenny Hilliard.

    Advice: Hilliard was the 235th pick in May's draft. He wasn't able to leap any of Alfred Blue, Jonathan Grimes, or Chris Polk on the depth chart but could resurface on the practice squad. Hilliard averaged just 2.3 YPC on 48 preseason totes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:00 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2094th)
     
  • Eagles waive WR Rasheed Bailey
    Eagles waived WR Rasheed Bailey.

    Advice: Signed as a priority UDFA out of small-school Delaware Valley, Bailey (6'1/205) is likely ticketed for the practice squad. He posted a 10-100-1 line this preseason. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2167th)
     
  • Bucs rookie WR Bell may head to I.R.
    Bucs WR Kenny Bell's hamstring injury is severe enough that it may land him on injured reserve.

    Advice: Bell missed the final two preseason games and has been outplayed by fringe receivers Russell Shepard, Rannell Hall, and Adam Humphries. The fifth-round rookie out of Nebraska was expected to compete with Louis Murphy for No. 3 receiver duties, but it sounds like his first season could be spent on the sidelines. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2257th)
     
  • Terrance West gets 10 touches Thurs night
    Terrance West rushed nine times for 35 yards and caught a 16-yard pass in the Browns' preseason finale.

    Advice: Isaiah Crowell (rest) and Duke Johnson (concussion) did not play, and after the game coach Mike Pettine announced Crowell has the "edge" to start in Week 1 against the Jets. West has remained up-and-down in his second NFL preseason. He will probably mix in behind Crowell until Johnson gets healthy. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:03 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.51 (1976th)
     
  • Kenny Bell (hamstring) sitting out Thursday
    Bucs WR Kenny Bell (hamstring) is sitting out Thursday's preseason finale.

    Advice: It appears to be just a day-to-day injury for the fifth rounder, but he's losing ground in his quest for No. 3 duties behind Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson. Even if he's healthy, Bell could end up a scratch for Week 1 if he's not in good enough shape. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:19 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2257th)
     
  • 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 Wednesday, 9:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.99 (31st)
     
  • 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 Wednesday, 5:54 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2467th)
     
  • Kenny Bell dealing with hamstring issue
    Bucs rookie WR Kenny Bell is dealing with a hamstring injury.

    Advice: Bell has been sidelined since Friday. Bell expressed optimism about testing the hamstring out in practice on Tuesday, but coach Lovie Smith shot it down, saying "You don't come back from hamstring injuries that quick." A fifth-rounder out of Nebraska, Bell is battling Louis Murphy for snaps behind Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:14 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2257th)
     
  • Payton: Marcus Murphy 'making this team'
    Saints coach Sean Payton said RB Marcus Murphy is "making this team."

    Advice: The rookie out of Missouri had 110 total yards against the Texans on Sunday. He is also one of the favorites to return kicks this season. Murphy making the roster could be bad news for veteran RB Tim Hightower. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:40 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.96 (2650th)
     
  • 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
    0.00 (2467th)
     
  • Vikings cut Brandon Bostick
    Vikings released TE Brandon Bostick.

    Advice: The Vikings are going with Kyle Rudolph, MyCole Pruitt, and Chase Dixon instead. Bostick was claimed off waivers from the division-rival Packers all the way back in February. He failed to make it even to final cuts in Minnesota. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:47 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1924th)
     
  • Broncos disappointed in 2nd-year WR Latimer?
    Coach Gary Kubiak suggested the Broncos were expecting more year-two development from WR Cody Latimer.

    Advice: Keep in mind these comments were made before Latimer's rough third preseason game where he dropped an easy TD and frustrated Peyton Manning by running the wrong route. Teammate Demaryius Thomas hinted Latimer is showing up in practice, but it's not translating to games. "You just want to see him making plays," said Kubiak. "He's a hard worker. He does the right thing. He's in the right place, but it's time for him to start making plays on the ball, coming up with big plays." Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:49 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.91 (155th)
     
  • Whiz: Titans could look to add a running back
    Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said the team is open to signing another running back.

    Advice: "I'm sure we’ll look and see what else is out there," said Whisenhunt. "If there’s somebody that can help us—if we need that." None of the Titans' running backs have stood out this preseason and the team is likely to employ a committee in the early going. Sankey is the favorite for early-down work with Dexter McCluster mixing in on passing downs. David Cobb will have a role when he returns from his calf injury with Antonio Andrews and David Fluellen serving as backfield depth. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:25 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.02 (132nd)
     
  • Cody Latimer once again struggles in game
    Cody Latimer caught one pass for four yards in the Broncos' third preseason game.

    Advice: Latimer should have had a touchdown on a slant in the second quarter, but the pass bounced off his hands. He also noticeably frustrated Peyton Manning after running a bad route deep in the red zone. Latimer has reportedly shown well in practice, but he once again struggled to show up in a game. With Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas ahead of him on the depth chart, Latimer will need an injury to become a consistent fantasy option. He has six receptions for 61 yards this preseason. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:22 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.91 (155th)
     
  • Terrance West goes for 26 yards in tuneup
    Terrance West rushed for 26 yards on seven carries in the Browns' third preseason game.

    Advice: After a strong second preseason game, West was the third running back in the game for the Browns, even though he saw much of the red-zone work on the opening possession. After three preseason games, West has rushed for 78 yards on 22 carries (3.54 YPC). None of the Browns' backs have been impressive this summer, and we're likely looking at a committee attack to open the season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:53 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.51 (1976th)
     
  • ASJ catches 14-yard pass in 3rd preseason gm
    Austin Seferian-Jenkins caught a 14-yard pass in the Bucs' third preseason game.

    Advice: ASJ was targeted two times on the night. His grab was an impressive one down the seam where he was upended at the end of the play. Through three preseason games, Seferian-Jenkins has caught just 2-of-5 targets for 25 yards. It's a bit concerning when Jameis Winston has attempted 47 passes. ASJ is going to be a distant third in line for targets behind both Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:49 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.53 (145th)
     
  • 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
    0.00 (2467th)
     
  • Kubiak: Cody Latimer could have 'big year'
    Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said "everything's in place" for WR Cody Latimer to "have a big year."

    Advice: With Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders missing time during OTAs and training camp, Latimer has run with the starters for most of the offseason. He has reportedly made several big plays in practice, but he has yet to show that playmaking ability in the preseason. Latimer will struggle to make a consistent fantasy impact behind Sanders and Thomas, but he will be a hot commodity if either goes down. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:34 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.91 (155th)
     
  • Bishop Sankey: 6-17 against the Chiefs
    Bishop Sankey managed 17 yards on six carries in the Titans' third preseason game.

    Advice: He's at 77 yards on 20 runs (3.85 YPC) through three exhibition weeks. Sankey shared the backfield with Antonio Andrews to open the game, while David Cobb (calf) was scratched. Sankey fumbled in the first quarter, but the ball was recovered by rookie RT Jeremiah Poutasi. Another bad sign came when Andrews vultured a two-yard touchdown; Sankey doesn't profile well as a goal-line back, limiting his scoring ceiling if those runs are going to go to Andrews or Cobb this year. Sankey remains a capped-upside committee back on what's likely to be a losing Titans team. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:46 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.02 (132nd)
     
  • Karlos Williams spotted at team facilities
    Bills RB Karlos Williams (undisclosed operation) was spotted at team facilities on Thursday.

    Advice: Per reporter Mike Rodak, the fifth-round rookie was walking with a "slight limp." The Bills have yet to disclose what necessitated an emergency operation, but it was possibly appendicitis. Williams won't play in the preseason, but coach Rex Ryan has expressed confidence he'll be ready for Week 1. Williams had been making a push for No. 2 duties, but will now be no higher than No. 3, and quite possibly lower. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:02 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.78 (2414th)
     
  • 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
    19.99 (31st)
     
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