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  • Rivers tosses two picks in loss to Broncos
    Philip Rivers completed 30-of-41 passes for 252 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in San Diego's 35-21, Week 8 loss to the Broncos.

    Advice: Going up against the Broncos' daunting pass rush, Rivers had his worst game of the season. The multi-turnover effort was his first of 2014, while his 6.15 YPA was his lowest of the year by nearly half a yard. Rivers had little time to throw, and made some "old school" Rivers decisions as a result. Both of his interceptions were passes that should not have been thrown, but especially the second. Rivers launched a Norv Turner-style bomb into double coverage to Malcom Floyd, and it was easily picked by Rahim Moore. Coming off a grueling five-day stretch — and back-to-back losses — Rivers now has 10 days to rest up for San Diego's Week 9 trip to Miami. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:39 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    20.29 (5th)
  • Manning keeps coasting, tosses three more TDs
    Peyton Manning completed 25-of-35 passes for 286 yards and three touchdowns in Denver's 35-21, Week 8 win over the Chargers.

    Advice: Touchdowns No. 511, 512 and 513 all went to Emmanuel Sanders, who entered the game with one score on the season. Manning simply picked apart a secondary missing Brandon Flowers and Jason Verrett, and is now up to 22 touchdowns through seven games. That puts him on pace for 50, which would amazingly be five fewer than he tossed last season. Manning has 10 days to rest up for nemesis New England in Week 9. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:35 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    24.72 (1st)
  • Josh McCown (thumb) remains limited Thursday
    Josh McCown (thumb) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: McCown appears on track to return as Mike Glennon's backup, but it's possible the Bucs are simply grooming him for a return to full practice in Week 9. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:08 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2493rd)
  • Tom Brady (ankle) practicing in full
    Tom Brady (ankle) is practicing in full for Week 8.

    Advice: He's a top-eight quarterback for Sunday's home matchup with the Bears. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:47 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    18.91 (11th)
  • Colt McCoy locked in as Week 8 starter
    Colt McCoy will be the Redskins' Week 8 starter.

    Advice: Although Robert Griffin III (ankle) is "steadily progressing," he's not ready for Monday Night Football against the Cowboys. Starting over Kirk Cousins, McCoy is in a Week 8 race to the bottom with newly anointed Titans starter Zach Mettenberger. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:55 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    14.49 (49th)
  • Titans confirm Jake Locker's benching
    Speaking Thursday, coach Ken Whisenhunt confirmed the Titans have benched Jake Locker for sixth-round rookie Zach Mettenberger.

    Advice: "We are searching to find out what's best," were the words of OC Jason Michael. "(Mettenberger is a) confident guy who has played in a big environment. We are confident in him." That may be true, but it doesn't get more desperate than throwing a sixth-rounder to the J.J. Watt-led wolves in his first NFL start. Mettenberger isn't on the Week 8 daily-league radar. He'll be backed up by Locker, with Charlie Whitehurst serving as the No. 3. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:46 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    13.91 (52nd)
  • Tony Romo sitting out Thursday
    Tony Romo (rest) is not practicing Thursday.

    Advice: Since the Cowboys play on Monday night this week, this is their Wednesday. Romo will be a fine QB1 against a Redskins secondary that has no prayer of containing Dez Bryant. Romo is averaging 278.7 passing yards and 2.5 touchdowns per day over his last four games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:27 am
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    18.08 (16th)
  • Gruden says RG3 will be back Wk 11 at latest
    Coach Jay Gruden would "guarantee...most likely" that Robert Griffin III (ankle) returns for the Week 11 game against the Bucs.

    Advice: There's still a chance Griffin returns for Week 9 at Minnesota, but holding him out through the Week 10 bye is firmly on Gruden's radar. "You've got a good bye week, you've got a couple weeks to make sure it's ready. ... You know, it's a very difficult position to play, and just because he's healthy, he hasn't taken a meaningful rep in about six weeks," Gruden said. All we know right now is that Colt McCoy will almost certainly start in Dallas on Monday night, making the Cowboys an excellent D/ST streamer. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:28 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2462nd)
  • Carson Palmer's shoulder issue now in past
    Coach Bruce Arians says Carson Palmer's shoulder issue is now a thing of the past.

    Advice: Palmer has resumed lifting weights with his right (throwing) shoulder after not doing so for five weeks. He's been a full-go at practices and said he rarely thinks about the injury anymore. Fully healed, Palmer is certainly in play as a QB1 in a home game against the Eagles' burnable corner duo Sunday. When these two teams played last year, Palmer threw for 301 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in a 24-21 loss at Philly. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:49 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.73 (24th)
  • Titans bench Jake Locker
    The Titans have benched Jake Locker.

    Advice: In the last year of his rookie contract, Locker has likely played his final down as a Titan. ESPN's Adam Caplan -- who's had a great read on the Titans since the draft -- "can't see" a scenario where Locker gets his job back barring an implosion by or injury to new starter Zach Mettenberger. If this is indeed it for Locker's Titans career, he will finish with 26 touchdown passes, 24 turnovers, and a 57.3 completion rate. Although Locker has myriad flaws, he has a strong enough arm and enough athleticism to resurface in 2015 as a useful NFL backup. Locker simply doesn't throw the ball with enough accuracy to be a consistent big-league starter. He's also been wildly injury prone in the pros. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:22 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.10 (2656th)
  • Titans insert rookie Zach Mettenberger at QB
    The Nashville Tennessean reports the Titans will start sixth-round rookie Zach Mettenberger at quarterback in Week 8 against the Texans.

    Advice: Having already lost hope for the 2014 season, the Titans will start playing their pups. Injury-prone, contract-year quarterback Jake Locker has been formally demoted. It's believed Mettenberger was informed of coach Ken Whisenhunt's decision to start him on Tuesday night, which perhaps explains why none of Tennessee's quarterbacks were allowed to speak with the media on Wednesday. A strong-armed LSU product albeit with zero mobility, Mettenberger will make his first NFL start against J.J. Watt's Texans in a home game. With Jadeveon Clowney (knee) tentatively due back this week, the Houston defense is worth a look as a Week 8 streamer. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:40 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    13.91 (52nd)
  • McCown (thumb) limited on Wednesday
    Josh McCown (thumb) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: McCown is on track to return coming off the Bucs' Week 7 bye. He should handle backup duties behind Mike Glennon. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:36 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2493rd)
  • Jake Locker (thumb) limited on Wednesday
    Jake Locker (thumb) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: There should be more clarity on Locker's status Thursday. Coach Ken Whisenhunt has said he expects Locker to return this week. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:36 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.10 (2656th)
  • Report: 'No chance' RG3 plays MNF vs. Dallas
    Dianna Marie Russini of NBC Washington reports there's "NO chance" Robert Griffin III (ankle) plays Monday night's Week 8 game against the Cowboys.

    Advice: RGIII took the first rep at Wednesday's practice, but the Redskins don't start their official practice week until Thursday this week because of Monday night's game. Coach Jay Gruden made Colt McCoy instead of RGIII available to the media, and said he wants to have a starter in place by Thursday afternoon, suggesting it will be McCoy. RGIII will shoot for a Week 9 return at Minnesota. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:49 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2462nd)
  • RG3 takes first QB rep at practice Wednesday
    Robert Griffin III (ankle) took the first quarterback rep at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: In the first individual drill, RGIII was No. 1 and Colt McCoy No. 2. Kirk Cousins has been demoted to No. 3. This doesn't mean Griffin will get the start Monday night against the Cowboys, as coach Jay Gruden has repeatedly said RGIII has "got to be 100 percent" before he plays. We won't get an official practice status from RGIII until Thursday. We'd still consider him unlikely for Week 8. But Griffin is making strides in the right direction and may be targeting Week 9. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:27 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2462nd)
  • 49ers again bringing back Josh Johnson
    49ers re-signed QB Josh Johnson and released S Raymond Ventrone.

    Advice: This is San Francisco's weekly move. Johnson is the No. 3 quarterback. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:25 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2481st)
  • Terrelle Pryor working out for Giants
    Free agent Terrelle Pryor is part of a large group working out for the Giants Tuesday.

    Advice: It's unclear if the Giants are kicking the tires on Pryor as a quarterback or wide receiver. He's also had workouts with the Bengals and Bucs over the last month without getting signed. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:26 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2492nd)
  • It's not Johnny Football time quite yet
    Coach Mike Pettine said Brian Hoyer is "still firmly our starter."

    Advice: Hoyer laid an egg in a loss to the previously winless Jaguars in Week 7, looking uncomfortable in the pocket and displaying concerning inaccuracy. But he earned enough leash early in the year to get another start, this time against the 0-6 Raiders. If Hoyer loses that game, the calls for Johnny Manziel will become deafening. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:35 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.12 (2655th)
  • Mike Glennon fully expected to start Sunday
    Mike Glennon is expected to start Sunday's game against the Vikings.

    Advice: Josh McCown (thumb) has resumed practicing, but Glennon has outperformed the veteran badly this season. Over the last three games, Glennon has gone 1-2 with two 300-yard games and a 6:3 TD-to-INT ratio. He'll be a two-QB league option against a very burnable Vikings secondary this week. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:31 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    14.76 (46th)
  • Big Ben throws for 265 & 2 TDs in MNF win
    Ben Roethlisberger completed 23-of-33 passes for 265 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the Steelers' Week 7 win over the Texans on Monday night.

    Advice: Roethlisberger absorbed three sacks and lost his right tackle and left tackle for stretches in this one. The offense got off to a really slow start, being held scoreless until there was 3:08 left in the first half. That's when Big Ben hooked up with rookie WR Martavis Bryant for a 35-yard touchdown over the top of the defense. The flood gates opened for Pittsburgh. Antonio Brown found Lance Moore for a three-yard touchdown 1:41 later, and Ben then found Le'Veon Bell for a two-yard score just 49 seconds after that. Roethlisberger hooked up with Brown nine times for 90 yards and had a 16-yard score called back when Brown couldn't get a second foot in bounds. Ben will be a mid-range QB2 vs. the Colts next week. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:02 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.46 (27th)
  • FitzMagic tosses 2 TDs, INT in MNF loss
    Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 21-of-32 passes for 262 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Texans' Week 7 loss to the Steelers on Monday night.

    Advice: Fitzpatrick played well for much of the first half, leading the Texans on three consecutive scoring drives to open the game. It was a train wreck thereafter. One play after the Steelers had just scored a three-yard touchdown on an Arian Foster fumble at the goal line, Fitzpatrick comes back and tosses an interception at his own 20-yard line with 53 seconds left in the first half. The Steelers scored another TD and totaled 24 points in 2:54 before the break after trailing 13-0 with 3:08 left in the half. The Texans struggled on third downs passing the ball all night. Fitz's TDs went to Alfred Blue and Foster. He's a back-end QB2. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:56 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.59 (75th)
  • Browns 'briefly' considered going to Manziel
    Coach Mike Pettine said the Browns "briefly" considered benching Brian Hoyer in favor of Johnny Manziel in Cleveland's 24-6 loss to Jacksonville.

    Advice: How could they not have thought about it? Hoyer dropped the worst game of his career on the Jaguars, going 16-of-41 passing, turning it over twice, and taking three sacks. He missed a number of throws. "It was discussed briefly, but it was a situation where we still wanted to at least try to end the game with Brian on a positive note,'' Pettine said. Pettine went on to say Hoyer is "firmly our starter," but that's hard to believe. Once you start thinking about going to the backup, it's just a matter of time. Hoyer can't afford to lose to the 0-6 Raiders. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:00 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.99 (69th)
  • Skins 'planning' to start Colt McCoy Week 8
    Coach Jay Gruden announced Monday he is planning to start Colt McCoy at quarterback in Week 8 against the Cowboys.

    Advice: NBC's Dianna Marie Russini passes along that Robert Griffin III (ankle) "has been medically cleared to add to his workload," but the plan for now is to give McCoy the nod. After facing the Cowboys, the Redskins will play the Vikings in Week 9. That seems like Griffin's earliest-possible return date. In a home game against noodle-armed career journeyman backup McCoy, Dallas' fantasy defense will be worth a look as a Week 8 streamer. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:44 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    14.49 (49th)
  • Whisenhunt: Locker remains Titans starter
    Coach Ken Whisenhunt reiterated Monday that Jake Locker (thumb) remains the Titans' starting quarterback when healthy.

    Advice: Per Whisenhunt, the plan is for Locker to throw on Tuesday and the Titans will "see how he responds Wednesday." Whiz said after Sunday's loss to the Redskins that he "would expect" Locker to return in Week 8 against the Texans, although there are clearly no guarantees. Locker has been an utter NFL bust. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:38 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.10 (2656th)
  • Austin Davis completes 86% of passes in win
    Austin Davis completed 18-of-21 passes for 152 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the Rams' Week 7 win over the Seahawks.

    Advice: Davis dinked and dunked his way down the field all afternoon, settling for short passes to his running backs and tight ends. It wasn't flashy by any means, but successful after struggling badly in Week 6 against San Francisco. The lone shot he took downfield was a 30-yard completion to Chris Givens. Davis completed 86 percent of his passes and hooked up with Benny Cunningham and Lance Kendricks for five- and four-yard scores, respectively. Davis is a back-end QB2 with a dreadful schedule (at KC, at SF, at ARZ, vs. DEN, at SD) ahead. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:16 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    15.57 (37th)
  • Cousins officially behind Colt on depth chart
    Colt McCoy has officially passed Kirk Cousins on the Redskins' depth chart.

    Advice: In other words, it wasn't a one-time thing as the Redskins searched for a "spark." McCoy will get the starter's reps in this week's practices, and get the call against the Cowboys if Robert Griffin III (ankle) isn't ready. Cousins can be safely dropped in all formats of fantasy. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:16 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.08 (2667th)
  • Redskins not ruling Griffin out for Week 8
    The Redskins aren't ruling Robert Griffin III (ankle) for Week 8, but he has a "long way to go."

    Advice: "He's got to be 100 percent," coach Jay Gruden said at Monday's presser. Gruden went on to say that Colt McCoy will get the starter's reps in this week's practices, and be under center against the Cowboys if RGIII isn't ready to go. It sounds like Griffin is highly unlikely for Week 8, though he does have an extra day to heal up with the Redskins playing on Monday Night Football. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:13 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2462nd)
  • Josh McCown (thumb) resumes practicing
    Josh McCown (thumb) has resumed practicing.

    Advice: Mike Glennon took the first-team reps in Monday's informal session, but McCown was reportedly throwing "very well." McCown's status will be updated when the Bucs return to official practice on Wednesday. We fully expect Glennon to remain under center against the Vikings. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:04 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2493rd)
  • Titans expect Jake Locker to return next week
    Coach Ken Whisenhunt said he "would expect" Jake Locker (thumb) to return Week 8.

    Advice: Locker practiced early last week, but his thumb became sore and the Titans were worried about mistakes with ball handling. So they went with Checkdown Charlie Whitehurst again, who predictably crippled the team in a narrow loss at Washington. Locker's return will be great news for Justin Hunter, whose vertical strengths need a big arm. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:32 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.10 (2656th)
  • Robert Griffin has a chance to return Week 8
    Coach Jay Gruden wouldn't rule out Robert Griffin III (ankle) returning for Week 8.

    Advice: In the outside chance Griffin looks "great" in practice, top beat writer John Keim expects him to get the nod Monday night against Dallas. If not, it's expected to be Colt McCoy under center. Kirk Cousins has played his way off the map with nine interceptions in the last five games. Griffin was not playing well in Jay Gruden's pocket-passer scheme prior to his injury, but is on the QB1 map anytime he starts due to dual-threat ability. RG3 is a must-add for anyone in need of quarterback help. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:42 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2462nd)
  • Colin Kaepernick throws one touchdown in loss
    Colin Kaepernick completed 24-of-39 passes for 263 yards, one touchdown, and an interception in Sunday night's Week 7 loss to the Broncos.

    Advice: He added 18 yards on three carries. Kaepernick failed to lead the 49ers to a scoring drive in the second half. His lone touchdown came on a four-yard pass to Stevie Johnson in the back of the end-zone. The 49ers' offensive line struggled to pass protect all game, and Kaepernick was sacked six times. Kaepernick will be a borderline QB1 option in Week 9 when the 49ers come out of their bye. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:11 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2502nd)
  • Manning breaks Brett Favre's TD record
    Peyton Manning completed 22-of-26 passes for 318 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday night's 42-17 win over the 49ers.

    Advice: Manning broke Brett Favre's career touchdown record with an eight-yard pass to Demaryius Thomas in the second quarter. He picked apart an injured 49ers secondary, finishing with just four incompletions. With the Broncos playing on a short turnaround next week, Manning was rested for Brock Osweiler in the fourth quarter. He's now up to 1,848 yards, 19 touchdowns, and three interceptions through six games. The Broncos take on the Chargers in Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:56 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    24.72 (1st)
  • Tony Romo sharp in win over Giants
    Tony Romo completed 17-of-23 passes for 279 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's Week 7

    Advice: Romo is no longer the focal point of this offense, but DeMarco Murray's dominance has opened up the entire field. The Giants were forced to leave Dez Bryant in single coverage far too often, leading to a 9-151-0 day. Romo, who moved well on scramble plays despite some rib issues, now has 14 touchdowns through seven games. He'll be a strong QB1 in a plus matchup against the Redskins next Monday night. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:05 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    18.08 (16th)
  • Palmer throws two more TD passes in victory
    Carson Palmer completed 22-of-31 passes for 253 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the Cardinals' Week 7 win over the Raiders.

    Advice: He was only sacked once, although Oakland did get pressure on Palmer, particularly in the second half. Palmer put the Cardinals ahead with a two-yard touchdown pass to Stepfan Taylor and a 33-yard score to Michael Floyd in the first half. He was picked in the second quarter by Charles Woodson on a slightly off-target pass that was deflected by TE John Carlson. Cards coach Bruce Arians reportedly emphasized increased balance on offense during the practice week, so Taylor handled more work than usual and Arizona finished with 31 pass attempts compared to 37 runs, one week after Palmer fired off an untenable 44 throws. The good news is Palmer continues to look healthy and has playmaking weapons. He gets another favorable matchup when Arizona takes on Philadelphia in Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:27 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.73 (24th)
  • Philip Rivers held to 205 yards in loss to KC
    Philip Rivers completed 17-of-31 passes for 205 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in San Diego's 23-20, Week 7 loss to the Chiefs.

    Advice: Rivers also fumbled, but managed to recover it. The start was Rivers' worst since Week 1, though his pick came in desperation mode with time expiring. That being said, his second score, a 27-yarder to Antonio Gates, was a fluke pass that bounced off a defender's hands. Rivers' style was cramped by being limited to 21 minutes of possession, which forced the Bolts to hurry. He should bounce back in Thursday night's game against the Broncos. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:26 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    20.29 (5th)
  • Blake Bortles throws 3 more INTs, gets win
    Blake Bortles completed 17-of-31 passes for 159 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions in the Jaguars' Week 7 win over the Browns.

    Advice: He added five carries for 37 yards, gaining much of it on read-option plays. The third overall pick in May's draft has been incredibly turnover prone -- still making an assortment of bad decisions -- but continues to play with aggressiveness, and the Jags are slowly but surely opening up their offense at the intermediate and deep levels. Bortles will remain a boom-or-bust two-quarterback-league option when the Jags face the tough Dolphins defense in Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:21 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.58 (26th)
  • Andy Dalton looks lost againt Colts
    Andy Dalton completed 18-of-38 passes for 126 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Sunday's Week 7 loss at Indy.

    Advice: Dalton and Bengals never got off the bus. They somehow opened the game with eight straight 3-and-outs, finishing the first half with 27 total yards. Vontae Davis and Greg Toler were dominant on the corners, erasing Mohamed Sanu outside of one deep ball in garbage time. It's a reminder of both how bad Carolina's defense is (see last week) and how good A.J. Green is. Dalton will be praying he gets Green back for Week 8 against the Ravens, otherwise he'll barely be a QB2. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:56 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    13.24 (66th)
  • Drew Brees throws late pick in Saints loss
    Drew Brees completed 28-of-45 passes for 342 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Saints' Week 7 loss to the Lions.

    Advice: Brees played well most of the day, but threw a critical interception late in the fourth quarter that led to the Lions' game-winning touchdown. Brees was 3-of-14 in the fourth quarter, and 2-of-7 on the Saints' failed comeback drive. Despite the Saints' struggles, Brees has now gone over 340 yards in three straight games, and is averaging almost two touchdowns a game this season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:43 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    20.05 (6th)
  • McCoy throws score in relief of Kirk Cousins
    Colt McCoy replaced Kirk Cousins at halftime of Washington's 19-17, Week 7 win over the Titans, completing 11-of-12 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown.

    Advice: McCoy found Pierre Garcon for a 70-yard touchdown on his first pass, but was quiet thereafter. Garcon did all the work, making fools of Titans DBs Blidi Wreh-Wilson and Michael Griffin. Coach Jay Gruden didn't want McCoy to do anything other than mind the store, and he obliged by avoiding mistakes. We'd guess Robert Griffin III (ankle) will return for next week's game against the Cowboys, but if not, McCoy will likely get the start over Cousins. He'll be a bottom-three option. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:42 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    14.49 (49th)
  • Bridgewater throws for 157 yards, TD in loss
    Teddy Bridgewater completed 15-of-26 passes for 157 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 7 loss to the Bills.

    Advice: Bridgewater was sacked five times behind a Vikings offensive line that lost starting C John Sullivan and RG Vlad Ducasse to injuries. His biggest play was a 38-yard completion to Greg Jennings in the first half, with his touchdown coming on a four-yard bubble screen to Cordarrelle Patterson on the same drive. Bridgewater's fantasy upside is limited by his supporting cast and the Vikings pass protection issues. He'll have a chance to get back on track in a plus matchup against the Bucs in Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:41 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    15.17 (40th)
  • Brian Hoyer struggles mightily in defeat
    Brian Hoyer completed just 16-of-41 passes for 215 yards and an interception in the Browns' Week 7 loss to Jacksonville.

    Advice: He was sacked three times and lost a fumble. Browns coach Mike Pettine admitted after the game that Cleveland's offense took a "huge step backwards" against the Jaguars, getting dominated in both the run and pass games. Hoyer was terribly inaccurate, most notably missing Jordan Cameron for a wide-open touchdown early in the game. It'll be interesting to see if Hoyer can afford another game like this before the Browns consider Johnny Manziel. It's a good thing for Hoyer that the Browns take on the Raiders next. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:36 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.99 (69th)
  • Stafford rallies Lions for 24-23 win over NO
    Matthew Stafford completed 27-of-40 passes for 299 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in a comeback win over the Saints Week 7.

    Advice: Down 23-10 with five minutes left, Stafford started the comeback by hitting Golden Tate for a 73-yard touchdown to close the gap to 23-17. After a Drew Brees interception, Stafford found Corey Fuller in the back of the end zone for the game-winning touchdown. Stafford did not play well, but he made plays when it counted. Stafford gets the Falcons in London next week. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:18 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.14 (31st)
  • Redskins pull plug on Cousins, turn to McCoy
    Kirk Cousins was benched at halftime of Washington's Week 7 game against the Titans.

    Advice: Colt McCoy is now in the game, and threw a 70-yard touchdown to Pierre Garcon on his first attempt. Cousins' benching was richly deserved, as he committed two first-half turnovers, and appeared genuinely spooked. CBS commentator Rich Gannon was less than impressed with Cousins' body language as he went 10-of-16 for 139 yards, zero scores, one pick and one lost fumble. Cousins' fumble was a sack where he held onto the ball for far too long, while his pick was thrown right to LB Wesley Woodyard. Cousins leads the NFL in interceptions despite his part-time slate. Robert Griffin III is shaping up as a strong bet to return in Week 8. Cousins is safely droppable in all formats of fantasy. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:52 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.08 (2667th)
  • Locker (thumb) inactive for Week 7 vs. WSH
    Jake Locker (thumb) is inactive for Week 7 against the Redskins.

    Advice: Checkdown Charlie Whitehurst is making another start at quarterback for the Titans. Even against the Redskins' porous pass defense, be's a bottom-three option for Week 7. Locker should presumably be ready for Week 8. Also inactive for the Titans are RB Shonn Greene, CB Coty Sensabaugh, LB Akeem Ayers, OT Will Svitek, TE Taylor Thompson and DE Ropati Pitoitua. Sankey is making another start in place of Greene. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:34 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.10 (2656th)
  • Robert Griffin III leads Redskins inactives
    Redskins declared QB Robert Griffin III, WR Aldrick Robinson, CB Tracy Porter, ILB Perry Riley, OG Spencer Long, OT Morgan Moses and DL Clifton Geathers inactive for Week 7 against the Titans.

    Advice: RGIII got in three limited practices this week, and could be targeting a Week 8 return. Santana Moss is up at the expense of Robinson. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:32 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2462nd)
  • Kirk Cousins struggling in the second half
    Kirk Cousins has struggled in the second half of games this season.

    Advice: Cousins has completed 65.3 percent of his throws and thrown six touchdowns to zero interceptions in the first half this season. He is only completing 57.8 percent with a 4:8 TD-to-INT ratio in the second half. Cousins believes the discrepancy results from him pressing as the Redskins fight back from big deficits. Despite his real-life struggles, Cousins has been a decent fantasy bet, scoring the 13th most fantasy points per game among quarterbacks this season. He is an interesting QB2 against the Titans this week. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:35 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.08 (2667th)
  • Carson Palmer (shoulder) probable for Week 7
    Carson Palmer (shoulder) is probable for Week 7 against the Raiders.

    Advice: Palmer was upgraded to full on Friday after being listed as limited throughout the week. He's good to go as a streaming option against a Raiders defense that's allowed five passing touchdowns over the last two games. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:26 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.73 (24th)
  • Tony Romo listed as probable
    Tony Romo (ribs/ankle) is listed as probable for Week 7.

    Advice: He'll be all systems go for Sunday's division matchup with the Giants. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:00 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    18.08 (16th)
  • Jake Locker listed as questionable
    Jake Locker (thumb) is listed as questionable for Week 7 after another limited practice on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Ken Whisenhunt would only say Locker "made progress" on Friday. Charlie Whitehurst handled most of the Titans' first-team reps throughout the practice week, and is the favorite to start Week 7 against Washington. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:20 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.10 (2656th)
  • Cardinals looking to extend Palmer's contract
    The Arizona Republic reports the Cardinals have begun extension talks with contract-year QB Carson Palmer.

    Advice: Palmer's deal voids five days after the Super Bowl. Not many starting-caliber quarterbacks ever hit the free-agent market, so if there's mutual interest in an extension, which we'd assume there is, then it's likely the two sides will hammer something out. Palmer could likely command upward of $15 million annually on a short-term deal. Palmer has a 12-6 record across 18 starts for Arizona. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 5:36 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.73 (24th)
  • Brady throws three more TDs in narrow victory
    Tom Brady completed 20-of-37 passes for 261 yards and three touchdowns in New England's 27-25, Week 7 win over the Jets.

    Advice: Brady's revival continued for a third start, as he capped off the Pats' opening drive by finding an all-alone Shane Vereen for a 49-yard touchdown. Since being left for dead in Week 4, Brady has completed 70-of-119 passes (58.8 percent) for 914 yards, nine touchdowns and zero interceptions. That being said, tonight was Brady's worst start since getting back on track, as he threw a host of wobblers en route to a 54.1 completion percentage and 7.05 YPA. He was hurt by a pair of Julian Edelman drops, however, and made enough stick 'em throws against a defense that's had his number in the past to convince onlookers he simply wasn't getting lucky. Brady now has 10 days to rest up for a Week 8 home matchup with the Bears. He's again an every-week QB1. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:39 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    18.91 (11th)
  • Carson Palmer 'limited' on Thursday
    Carson Palmer (shoulder) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Palmer has been "full go" in practice, but is still earning limited tags. Either way, he's going to play against Oakland, and be in the QB1 discussion against a defense getting pasted for a 70.2 completion percentage and 7.8 YPA. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:41 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.73 (24th)
  • Titans hinting Locker won't start in Week 7
    Jake Locker (thumb) practiced for the second straight day Thursday, but coach Ken Whisenhunt hedged on his Week 7 status.

    Advice: He was officially "limited," as he was on Wednesday. Whiz danced around Locker's status, offering illuminating statements like "his soreness is better," and "a lot of factors" will go into whether he plays against the Redskins. According to reporter Terry McCormick, Charlie Whitehurst took the "majority" of first-team reps on Thursday. We'd guess Locker doesn't play. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:53 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.10 (2656th)
  • RGIII (ankle) getting in limited practices
    Robert Griffin III (ankle) was limited in Wednesday and Thursday's practices.

    Advice: RGIII isn't returning for Sunday's game against the Titans, but Week 8 is beginning to look like a real possibility. The Redskins' bye isn't until Week 10, and there's no reason for foot dragging after Kirk Cousins predictably went in the tank. If Griffin was dropped in your 12-14 team league, now could be a good time to take a flier if you're looking to mix things up at quarterback. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:32 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2462nd)
  • Tony Romo back at practice Thursday
    Tony Romo (ribs, ankle) returned to practice Thursday.

    Advice: He was "full." Romo took a wicked shot from Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner early in the win at Seattle, but didn't miss any time. He'll be fine for Sunday's game against the Giants. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:24 am
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    18.08 (16th)
  • Philip Rivers sets record for passer rating
    Philip Rivers has recorded a passer rating of 120.0 or more in five straight games, an NFL record.

    Advice: Rivers isn't just playing at an MVP level, he's playing at an all-time level. Over the last five weeks, he's averaging 303.6 passing yards per game with 14 touchdowns and one interception while completing 71.7 percent of his passes. The Chargers have won all five games. Rivers figures to stay hot Sunday against a Chiefs defense lacking talent at the corner positions. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:30 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    20.29 (5th)
  • Tom Brady (ankle) probable for TNF vs. Jets
    Tom Brady (ankle) is probable for Thursday night's Week 7 game against the Jets.

    Advice: Pay no attention to Brady's ankle "injury." He's worth streaming consideration as a back-end QB1 in a gravy matchup against the Jets' woeful pass defense. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:14 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    18.91 (11th)
  • Carson Palmer (shoulder) practicing in full
    Carson Palmer (shoulder) is practicing in full for Week 7.

    Advice: Palmer didn't suffer any setbacks in Sunday's win and will be safe to use as a streamer against the Raiders. Despite not being 100 percent, coach Bruce Arians said Palmer's arm strength is "more than serviceable." Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:24 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.73 (24th)
  • Gruden: RGIII will be the starter once cleared
    Coach Jay Gruden confirmed Robert Griffin III (ankle) will be the Redskins' starting quarterback once he's cleared and "ready physically and mentally."

    Advice: Gruden said that could happen in one week, or it could be five weeks. But it's clear at the moment RGIII is going to get the starts under center in Washington once healthy. Kirk Cousins has "led" the Redskins to four consecutive losses, but there's always a chance he could catch fire and force Gruden to keep him in the lineup. The chances of that happening are minimal, as Cousins is a turnover machine and has never shown the ability to win games at the NFL level. There remains a chance Griffin could be back before the Week 10 bye. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:23 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2462nd)
  • Locker, Whitehurst split reps Wednesday
    Jake Locker (thumb) returned to practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Locker "did everything," though he and Charlie Whitehurst split reps with the starters as the Titans appeared to ease Locker back into action. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Locker is his starter when healthy. He may be a game-time call. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:34 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.10 (2656th)
  • Romo (ribs, ankle) doesn't practice Wednesday
    Tony Romo (ribs, ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: It's the fifth straight Wednesday Romo has been held out, though this is more than just maintenance for his back issue. Romo suffered injuries to his ribs and ankle during Sunday's win. His status will be updated again on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:36 am
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    18.08 (16th)
  • Josh McCown (thumb) still not practicing
    Josh McCown (thumb) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: McCown will get an extended rest with the Bucs on their bye this week. He remains out indefinitely. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:26 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2493rd)
  • Tom Brady 'limited' on Tuesday
    Tom Brady (ankle) was limited in Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: You know the drill. Even on short rest, Brady will be fine for Week 7. He's back in the QB1 mix against the Jets' undermanned and ineffective pass defense. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:42 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    18.91 (11th)
  • 49ers bring back QB Josh Johnson again
    49ers re-signed QB Josh Johnson.

    Advice: It will be Johnson's third 2014 tour of duty with the Niners. S Ray Ventrone has been waived in a corresponding roster move. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:21 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2481st)
  • Terrelle Pryor works out for Bengals
    Free agent QB Terrelle Pryor worked out for the Bengals on Tuesday.

    Advice: He was beaten out for a roster spot by Greg Little. The Cincinnati Enquirer believes the 6-foot-4, 233-pound Pryor was "almost certainly" worked out as a receiver, but there's been no confirmation. It would make sense, as Pryor's opportunities at quarterback have dried up. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:20 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2492nd)
  • Josh McCown yet to resume football activities
    Josh McCown (thumb) has yet to resume football activities, and doesn't know when he'll return.

    Advice: "It's getting there," McCown said Tuesday. "We'll see. ... We'll take it kind of day by day, week by week." McCown does not sound terribly likely to return following the Bucs' Week 7 bye. Whenever McCown does come back, it should be as Mike Glennon's backup. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:18 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2493rd)
  • Bridgewater hoping to be quicker with ball
    Teddy Bridgewater wants to work on getting rid of the ball faster.

    Advice: It's understandable after Bridgewater got battered for eight sacks in Sunday's dispiriting loss to the Lions. According to Pro Football Focus, Bridgewater has taken an average of 2.53 seconds to get rid of the ball, the ninth slowest mark in the league. It's hardly an unforgivable number, but Bridgewater needs to be faster as teams tee off on the Vikings' shoddy offensive line. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:21 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    15.17 (40th)
  • Browns showing no interest in extending Hoyer
    The Browns have shown zero interest so far in extending Brian Hoyer's contract.

    Advice: The Browns wisely aren't rushing into things with Hoyer. He's been fabulously efficient and has the Browns off to a 3-2 start, but is a 29-year-old journeyman that is benefiting from a very soft schedule. If Hoyer puts together a full season as the real deal, then the Browns can talk. If not, they have Johnny Manziel on the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:32 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.99 (69th)
  • Robert Griffin III could return in Week 8
    CSN Washington suggests it's possible Robert Griffin III (ankle) could return for the Redskins' Week 8 game against the Cowboys.

    Advice: Griffin has been cleared for individual drills, and coach Jay Gruden said he could get in some practice reps next week. The Redskins want to get him a full week of practice before playing in a game, so Week 8 would be his earliest return. Griffin's timetable remains a fluid situation, but there's now at least a chance that he'll be back before Washington's Week 10 bye. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:09 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2462nd)
  • Team thinks Carson Palmer is at 80 percent
    The Cardinals feel Carson Palmer's arm strength is at about 80 percent right now.

    Advice: The Cardinals didn't show any concern over Palmer's ability Sunday as he attempted 44 passes in the win over the Redskins. Theoretically, the nerve should be regenerating more and more each week. So it should be safe to ride Palmer as a streamer against the Raiders Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:10 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.73 (24th)
  • Redskins won't turn to Colt McCoy
    Coach Jay Gruden said he will not replace Kirk Cousins with Colt McCoy.

    Advice: Cousins has been bad in real life, throwing seven interceptions in his last three games and losing four straight. But his gunslinger style is working well for fantasy owners, as he's averaging 330.2 yards and 2.0 touchdowns during that span. So despite the woes, Cousins is on the QB1 streamer radar for a nice home matchup against Tennessee this week. Gruden knows that turning to the popgun-armed McCoy would only handcuff this offense. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:00 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.08 (2667th)
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