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  • Knowshon Moreno could miss entire preseason
    Knowshon Moreno (knee) could miss the entire preseason.

    Advice: Moreno's initial timetable was 4-5 weeks. Now six weeks removed from his June knee scope, Moreno "still labors to walk, let alone run," per the Miami Herald, and "is still unsure when he'll return." Lamar Miller will continue to handle first-team carries and remains the heavy favorite to start Week 1. Before Friday's practice, Moreno was sporting ice packs on both knees "and he had an awkward gait" as he made his way to work with trainers. "I don't know. I don't know," Moreno said when asked if he'll play in an exhibition game. "I really don't even know." At this point, we wouldn't advise drafting Moreno save for in the deepest of leagues.
    Today, 6:29 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.37 (125th)
  • Marquise Goodwin suffers hamstring injury
    Marquise Goodwin suffered a hamstring injury during Friday's practice.

    Advice: The extent is unknown, but hamstring injuries have a tendency to linger. Goodwin should be considered questionable for Buffalo's preseason opener on Sunday.
    Today, 5:31 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.89 (2013th)
  • Garrett Celek dealing with back issue
    49ers TE Garrett Celek has "a disc issue" in his back.

    Advice: Celek should be considered week to week. He opened training camp on active/PUP and will miss at least one preseason game. Derek Carrier will continue to get the majority of reps as the No. 3 tight end.
    Today, 2:39 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.20 (2200th)
  • Jets sign RB Michael Smith
    Jets signed RB Michael Smith, formerly of the Bucs.

    Advice: Smith is an undersized burner out of Utah State. The Buccaneers cut him in May. Smith will likely be a practice body until the Jets make final cuts.
    Today, 2:08 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2031st)
  • Lynch wanted $5M more than Seahawks gave
    ESPN Seahawks reporter Terry Blount reports Marshawn Lynch was seeking $5 million more than the "concessions" Seattle gave him, bumping his 2014 pay by $1.5 million.

    Advice: The $1.5 million offer was reportedly on the table from Seattle since way back at minicamp, and moved Lynch's 2014 guaranteed take from $5 million to $6.5 million. "The offer never changed" from the team, per Blount. The Seahawks have still not formally waived the $30,000 per-day fines Lynch incurred during his week-long holdout. Ultimately, zero money was actually added to Lynch's contract. His base pay increased by $1 million by turning would-be incentives into salary, and $500,000 was moved from Lynch's 2015 pay into 2014. Per Blount, Lynch "realizes there's a good possibility" he is cut next offseason.
    Today, 1:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.66 (28th)
  • Kelvin Benjamin due back in practice Saturday
    Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is expected to resume practicing on Saturday.

    Advice: Benjamin has been sidelined since last Sunday with a bone bruise on his left knee. It was never a long-term concern. In Carolina's 2014 offense, Benjamin is ticketed for the "X" role while Jerricho Cotchery gets the nod at "Z."
    Today, 12:57 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.20 (119th)
  • Saints likely to continue 3-headed RB monster
    ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett expects the Saints to employ a "pretty even workload" split between their top three tailbacks this year.

    Advice: Pierre Thomas is expected to man the "nickel/third-down role" vacated by Darren Sproles, while Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson share most of the ball-carrying heavylifting. As usual, New Orleans' 2014 backfield will be tricky to evaluate from a fantasy perspective on a week-by-week basis. Thomas is the best PPR pick, while Ingram offers the best value in touchdown-heavy leagues at his 13th-/14th-round ADP. Robinson's ADP is in the middle of round nine.
    Today, 12:54 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.57 (77th)
  • Packers fear ACL tear for rookie Abbrederis
    The Packers fear fifth-round WR Jared Abbrederis suffered a torn right ACL in Thursday's training camp practice.

    Advice: The Wisconsin alum was competing for a roster spot as a special teams player. The Packers are awaiting test results to confirm their initial fears, but it appears Abbrederis will spend his rookie season on injured reserve.
    Today, 12:42 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.26 (2320th)
  • Benny Cunningham 'firmly' ahead of Tre Mason
    Early in training camp, Benny Cunningham has "held on firmly to the primary backup role" at running back for St. Louis.

    Advice: Cunningham's style is most similar to Zac Stacy -- and he has a year under his belt in OC Brian Schottenheimer's system -- so it's no surprise Cunningham has held off Tre Mason thus far. We wouldn't be surprised if Mason settled in as the Rams' No. 3 back for the entire season. Cunningham averaged 5.6 YPC last year, and St. Louis would likely go RBBC if Stacy missed any time.
    Today, 12:30 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.70 (2315th)
  • Brandon Lloyd out 1-2 weeks
    49ers WR Brandon Lloyd will miss 1-2 weeks with an undisclosed injury.

    Advice: Coach Jim Harbaugh said Lloyd is on a similar timeline to Michael Crabtree, whose injury is also undisclosed. The San Jose Mercury news says both injuries "are believed to be leg related." While Crabtree is an obvious roster lock, Lloyd isn't and could use the practice reps after sitting out all of 2013.
    Today, 12:16 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2375th)
  • Brenton Bersin getting 1st-team run
    With Kelvin Benjamin nursing a bruised left knee, third-year UDFA Brenton Bersin is running with the Panthers' first-team offense.

    Advice: Bersin and Jerricho Cotchery have been the outside receivers, with Jason Avant in the slot. Bersin appears to have leapfrogged Marvin McNutt, Tavarres King, and Tiquan Underwood on the depth chart. A Wofford alum, 24-year-old Bersin stands 6-foot-3, 210 with modest 4.60 speed and a 35-inch vertical. Put simply, the Panthers need their top receivers to stay healthy this season.
    Today, 12:01 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1901st)
  • Harbaugh discusses Marcus Lattimore
    Coach Jim Harbaugh was noncommittal Friday on RB Marcus Lattimore (knee, hamstring) having a role on the 2014 49ers.

    Advice: "Marcus is going to be part of this team in some form or fashion," is all Harbs would commit to. Lattimore has yet to practice in training camp, remaining on the active/NFI list. We've never seen him as a likely 2014 on-field contributor.
    Today, 11:49 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.42 (2187th)
  • Jeff Janis missing camp time with Shingles
    Packers seventh-round WR Jeff Janis has not yet practiced in training camp.

    Advice: He's on the non-football injury list with Shingles, but the Packers expect Janis to come off NFI next week. A deep-sleeper rookie out of Saginaw Valley State, Janis impressed this spring but is fighting for a roster spot.
    Today, 11:17 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2451st)
  • Arian Foster back on the shelf at Texans camp
    Arian Foster (undisclosed) is sidelined again at Texans camp.

    Advice: Under ex-Patriots assistant Bill O'Brien, the Texans are taking a Belichickian approach to injuries, declining to divulge locations and extents. So they won't say whether Foster suffered a setback with his early-camp hamstring injury. Foster returned to practice Wednesday, and was out Thursday. "He's doing OK," O'Brien said of Foster. "It's kind of a day-to-day thing. It's nothing serious. I would assume - (but) guess you can't assume anything - he'd be back pretty soon." 28-year-old Foster tore his hamstring during 2011 training camp, so there is history here. He's an incredibly high-risk early-round fantasy investment.
    Today, 10:39 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.49 (31st)
  • Marvin Jones remains on active/NFI
    Marvin Jones (ankle) remains on active/NFI.

    Advice: Jones hasn't practiced since rolling his ankle at a post-OTA passing camp arranged by Andy Dalton. It's a bit of a concern considering Mohamed Sanu has been lighting up camp in his absence. Jones remains a fine late-round flier candidate, but we'd like to see him make his camp debut in the next week.
    Today, 9:36 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.21 (117th)
  • Rookie WR T.J. Jones still on active/PUP
    Sixth-round WR T.J. Jones (shoulder) remains on active/PUP.

    Advice: Jones originally injured the AC joint in Notre Dame's bowl game and was slapped with a 4-6 week timetable after getting it cleaned out in early June. The rehab is going slower than expected. Jones, who will get rechecked next week, is behind Kevin Ogletree and Ryan Broyles for inside receiver depth spots.
    Today, 8:22 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.23 (2327th)
  • James White opening eyes at Patriots camp
    ESPN Boston says it looks like fourth-round RB James White will "be a significant part of the team's attack -- on all three downs."

    Advice: This is our third James White post in 24 hours, so you know he's buzzing at Pats camp. Bill Belichick has raved about him, he's gotten goal-line reps and now top beat man Mike Reiss is jumping on board. As a direct backup to both Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen, White would have some deep-league flier appeal.
    Today, 7:44 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.97 (2123rd)
  • Steelers extend K Shaun Suisham through 2018
    Steelers signed K Shaun Suisham to a three-year contract extension.

    Advice: Suisham, 32, is now signed with the Steelers for four more seasons. He's been Pittsburgh's kicker for the last four years, going 95-of-109 (87.1 percent) on field goals during that span. Suisham is coming off a 30-of-32 campaign, the best of his career.
    Today, 7:32 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.11 (257th)
  • Shurmur: Ertz improved most among tight ends
    Eagles OC Pat Shurmur said Zach Ertz "made the biggest improvement" among his tight ends.

    Advice: Tight ends that are going to be great typically make a giant Year 2 leap, and Ertz is on that path. By getting stronger as a blocker and more comfortable in the scheme, he's expected to play more snaps as the Eagles replace the combined 120 receptions made by DeSean Jackson and Jason Avant last season. We've seen nothing to suggest the offseason buzz Ertz earned as a breakout player was unwarranted, and he's an excellent back-end TE1 with upside.
    Today, 6:17 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.53 (142nd)
  • Rueben Randle getting a lot of RZ looks
    Rueben Randle saw a lot of red-zone looks during Thursday's practice.

    Advice: As beat writer Jordan Raanan notes, it's "something we should probably get used to." At 6'3/208, Randle towers over fellow wideouts Victor Cruz and Odell Beckham. He's also shown strong catch-point ability in his career, making plenty of contested catches on his way to nine touchdowns on 60 receptions.
    Today, 6:10 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.38 (114th)
  • Nick Foles been 'good, not great' at camp
    The Philadelphia Inquirer says Nick Foles has been good, but not great so far at camp.

    Advice: Foles was certainly great when he got his chance last season, leading the NFL in YPA and passer rating while ranking sixth among quarterbacks in fantasy points per game. Concerns for an encore include a natural regression off an absurd 27:2 TD-to-INT rate, the loss of DeSean Jackson and a full offseason for defensive coordinators to study the Chip Kelly scheme. Foles' current ADP is currently in the sixth round, ahead of Robert Griffin III, Jay Cutler, Cam Newton, Matt Ryan and Tony Romo among others.
    Today, 5:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    20.08 (3rd)
  • Eddie Lacy 'couldn't have looked any better'
    Through one week of camp, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel says Eddie Lacy "couldn't have looked any better."

    Advice: The Journal-Sentinel says you'd be hard-pressed to find a subpar moment for Lacy, who is preparing himself for a mammoth workload in one of the league's elite offenses. "You know, I don't think he even cares if it's a zone or a gap scheme," backup QB Matt Flynn said. "He's going to find the hole." Lacy is reportedly "running through arm tackles" and "showing off top-notch speed for a big man." The second-year man is our pick at No. 5 overall in fantasy drafts.
    Today, 5:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.99 (51st)
  • Allen: Both MJD & McFadden will get touches
    Coach Dennis Allen said both Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden will get touches this season.

    Advice: Jones-Drew and McFadden are competing for the title of "starter" and to see who gets their nose in front. But it's a no-brainer decision for the Raiders to use a two-man committee, as MJD is a declining at 29 years old and McFadden brings outside game-breaking ability despite the holes in his game. "They understand that both of them are going to get an opportunity to play, both of them are going to get touches," Allen said. We're not expecting either back to go over 200 touches.
    Today, 5:16 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.38 (153rd)
  • Matt Hazel sustains a concussion
    Dolphins sixth-round WR Matt Hazel will miss multiple practices due to a concussion.

    Advice: Hazel's head injury is unlikely to linger, but we still like to keep a record of concussions. The small-school rookie is battling for a spot on the roster as a developmental slot man.
    Today, 5:04 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.20 (2331st)
  • Jordan Todman has 'solid hold' on No. 2 job
    Jordan Todman appears to have a "solid hold" on the No. 2 running back job.

    Advice: Todman's strong start to camp has him ahead of Denard Robinson and Storm Johnson. The winner of this battle will be a change-of-pace option behind Toby Gerhart, who is expected to touch the ball 20-plus times a game.
    Today, 4:58 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.30 (2012th)
  • SEA giving Marshawn Lynch $1.5 million raise
    Profootballtalk reports Marshawn Lynch has agreed to a $1.5 million raise for 2014.

    Advice: Lynch won his holdout, after all. His salary will increase from $5 million to $6 million, while he's getting a $500,000 "signing bonus." He's now up to $6.5 million guaranteed for 2014. In addition, the Seahawks will not collect Lynch's $495,000 in fines. The Seahawks freed up $1 million by guaranteeing Lynch's per-game roster bonuses. The signing bonus money is coming out of his 2015 salary. It's a nice increase, but also perhaps a nod to the fact that Lynch won't be back at his scheduled $5.5 million salary next year. The fact that Seattle was willing to give Beast Mode a $1.5 million raise to end a seven-day holdout is a fairly strong indication that his workload won't be scaled back much this season.
    Yesterday, 4:36 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.66 (28th)
  • Knowshon Moreno still not practicing
    Knowshon Moreno (knee scope) has yet to practice at Dolphins camp.

    Advice: We haven't had a Moreno update in six days, while Lamar Miller has dominated first-team reps at Fins camp. On Thursday, Moreno "continued rehab work on the side with the strength and conditioning staff." Moreno is a shaky handcuff for Miller at this point. He doesn't seem to have a timetable to return.
    Yesterday, 4:33 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.37 (125th)
  • Marshawn Lynch officially reports to camp
    Marshawn Lynch has officially reported to Seahawks camp.

    Advice: The Seahawks didn't blink, and Beast Mode lost his resolve after only a week. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Seattle is expected to add "some financial concessions to (Lynch's) contract," but it's likely just the forgiveness of his massive fine. Lynch's holdout was so short that it shouldn't affect his Week 1 preparation. He remains a solid second-round pick in re-draft leagues.
    Yesterday, 2:19 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.66 (28th)
  • Marshawn Lynch admits defeat, ending holdout
    ESPN reports Marshawn Lynch is ending his holdout, and will report to Seahawks camp in the next 24 hours.

    Advice: Lynch's ill-fated holdout is over after less than a week. The only "concession" he'll receive from the Seahawks is likely the forgiveness of his nearly $500,000 in fines. Going by how half-hearted and ill-conceived Lynch's holdout was, it's quite possible he simply wanted an extra week's vacation. Although Lynch is expected to lose work to talented backup Christine Michael this season, he remains in the RB1 conversation. He shouldn't slip past the teens in drafts.
    Yesterday, 12:04 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.66 (28th)
  • James White gets goal-line reps on Thursday
    Patriots fourth-round RB James White took goal-line reps in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: It's a few reps in only one practice, but it's clear coach Bill Belichick was serious when he talked up White as a three-down talent. White should be given every opportunity to beat out Brandon Bolden for No. 3 duties, which would give him vulture appeal behind fumbler Stevan Ridley.
    Yesterday, 11:47 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.97 (2123rd)
  • Belichick says James White is a 3-down back
    Coach Bill Belichick sees fourth-round RB James White as a three-down back.

    Advice: White was pegged as a "passing back" by some coming out of Wisconsin, but the Patriots don't see it that way. "He does a good job in the passing game and in the running game -- both inside and outside," said Belichick. "... I think he has the ability to compete on all three downs." White is shaping up as the primary backup to both Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen.
    Yesterday, 6:05 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.97 (2123rd)
  • Arian Foster back at practice Wednesday
    Arian Foster (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Foster only missed two days with what the team called a "minor" injury. It was worth noting nonetheless after Foster battled injuries all last summer and ended up missing half the season following back surgery. We don't have a problem with Foster and his second-round ADP, but owners are taking on plenty of risk.
    Wednesday, 5:57 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.49 (31st)
  • Lloyd 'most consistently productive' in camp
    The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows said WR Brandon Lloyd has been the 49ers' "most consistently productive receiver" this offseason.

    Advice: Colin Kaepernick agrees, saying Lloyd has almost always been "open by a step or two." Lloyd does not appear to have much rust after sitting out an entire season, but already 33 and with little to no value on special teams, Lloyd's roster spot is still anything but secure. Continued stellar practice play like this will go a long way to solidifying his spot on the 49ers' roster.
    Tuesday, 5:41 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2375th)
  • Marshawn Lynch already up to $455K in fines
    Marshawn Lynch has accrued $455,000 in fines for his holdout.

    Advice: Lynch is drawing $30,000 in daily fines, while his sixth day of holding out on Tuesday triggered a $275,000 fine under terms of the CBA. Coach Pete Carroll has expressed a desire to come to a resolution. That will likely include forgiving Lynch's fines.
    Tuesday, 3:53 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.66 (28th)
  • Benjamin expects to be ready for preseason
    Kelvin Benjamin (knee) fully expects to be ready for the preseason.

    Advice: Benjamin has a bone bruise. "I'm coming back even harder, 10 times harder," he said. "I'm getting a lot of treatment, just get better." Carolina's first preseason game is in 10 days. Even if Benjamin ultimately sits that out, he should be ready to rock by the time the Panthers host the Chiefs on August 17.
    Tuesday, 2:04 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.20 (119th)
  • Pete Carroll comments on Lynch's holdout
    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll commented on Marshawn Lynch's holdout Tuesday.

    Advice: "I love this kid," Carroll said. "I hope he will figure it out and it will all make sense and it will come to a resolution somewhere." Carroll's relatively soft comments suggest the Seahawks may be willing to throw their running back a contract bone, but it almost certainly wouldn't be anything more than a symbolic gesture. Whatever the end game is, we fully expect Lynch to report before Week 1.
    Tuesday, 1:45 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.66 (28th)
  • Arian Foster missing time at Texans camp
    Arian Foster is sidelined at Texans camp with what is believed to be a hamstring injury.

    Advice: Although the Texans insist Foster's injury is "minor," it's pretty troubling he's already missing time after battling hamstring woes over the years. "He's dealing with something," coach Bill O'Brien said. "He'll be fine. He'll be back. It's a minor deal. You know, it's a long season. He'll be out there."
    Tuesday, 12:26 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.49 (31st)
  • Kelvin Benjamin day to day with bone bruise
    Panthers first-round WR Kelvin Benjamin has been diagnosed with a bone bruise in his left knee, and is day to day.

    Advice: According to coach Ron Rivera, there's no structural damage, but Benjamin's knee is "inflamed." The Panthers can breathe a sigh of relief, but Benjamin is still going to miss some all-important practice time as he attempts to get up to speed as the Panthers' de facto No. 1 receiver. He'll be a boom-or-bust option as a rookie. The Panthers' offense will be in dire straits if Benjamin doesn't "boom."
    Monday, 12:37 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.20 (119th)
  • Rivera 'optimistic' about Benjamin's injury
    Coach Ron Rivera insists the Panthers are just being cautious with Kelvin Benjamin's knee injury.

    Advice: Benjamin underwent a "precautionary" MRI on his left knee Monday. "We want to be smart with it," Rivera said. "It could just be one of those things where if he had iced it right away and not finished (Sunday's) practice, maybe it would have been better. ... I'm optimistic that is what it's going to be." Although MRIs always signal at least some level of concern, it sounds like Benjamin should be back on the practice field before the end of the week.
    Monday, 11:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.20 (119th)
  • Benjamin getting precautionary MRI on knee
    Kelvin Benjamin is getting a precautionary MRI on his left knee Monday.

    Advice: Benjamin bumped knees with a teammate Sunday and is complaining of soreness. The MRI is not expected to find anything serious, but the Panthers will be holding their breath anyway. Tiquan Underwood and Jason Avant are currently behind starters Benjamin and Jerricho Cotchery on the depth chart.
    Monday, 7:17 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.20 (119th)
  • James White gaining buzz early in camp
    According to, fourth-round RB James White "is quickly becoming one of the camp's top phenoms and is the team's leading rookie."

    Advice: White is getting plenty of first-team reps in both the Stevan Ridley power role and the Shane Vereen passing back spot. It's reportedly "clear" that he has "exceptional skills and moves with the confidence of a veteran" as he runs ahead of Brandon Bolden. White is on our flier radar.
    Monday, 5:38 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.97 (2123rd)
  • Benny Cunningham working ahead of Mason
    Benny Cunningham is getting reps with the starters ahead of Tre Mason Sunday.

    Advice: As a rookie with very little pass protection experience, Mason isn't going to be handed the No. 2 job behind Zac Stacy. Cunningham led the NFL in YPC (5.55) among rushers with at least 45 attempts last season. For now, speculation that Mason could earn 8-10 carries per game appears unfounded.
    Sunday, 5:56 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.70 (2315th)
  • 49ers GM insists no setback for Lattimore
    49ers GM Trent Baalke insists RB Marcus Lattimore (knee, hamstring) has not suffered a setback.

    Advice: Lattimore has missed the first three days of camp after being limited in spring workouts. "He's coming off, as we all know, a horrific injury," said Baalke. "... But as far as setbacks, no." We remain highly skeptical Lattimore will make any 2014 impact. With Kendall Hunter (ACL)) already lost for the season, rookie Carlos Hyde and Frank Gore are the 49ers' fantasy backs to own.
    Sunday, 10:41 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.42 (2187th)
  • Breakout season expected for Rueben Randle
    According to the New York Daily News, the "stage is set" for a Rueben Randle breakout in 2014.

    Advice: With Hakeem Nicks out of the picture, Randle is starting opposite Victor Cruz. It sounds like the Giants plan to frequently throw the ball up to him in contested situations in the red zone and downfield. "I've got to play big," Randle said of his new role. "They're going to allow me to do that. My job is to make that big play, whether it be in the end zone or down the field." Randle said he's "very confident" he'll score "double-digits in touchdowns." At 6'3/208, Randle projects as the main red-zone beneficiary with the Giants severely lacking talent at tight end. With an ADP in the ninth round, Randle is a tremendous value.
    Sunday, 8:47 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.38 (114th)