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  • Eagles acquire RB/KR Barner from Panthers
    Eagles acquired RB/KR Kenjon Barner from the Panthers in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2015.

    Advice: The pick is likely contingent on Barner making the 53-man roster. Barner was on the outs in Carolina, but played for Eagles coach Chip Kelly at Oregon, and offers some badly needed depth at running back. His acquisition could be curtains for Chris Polk in Philly if Polk can't get healthy. Polk has missed the majority of camp with a hamstring injury. A 2013 sixth-rounder, Barner managed only six carries across eight games. He missed time with a foot issue. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:52 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.91 (2519th)
  • Jeremy Hill (shoulder) back on practice field
    Rookie RB Jeremy Hill is practicing at Bengals camp after suffering a shoulder injury in Saturday night's preseason game.

    Advice: Hill tweeted after the game that his shoulder is "fine," and he's practicing without limitations. Bengals beat writer Paul Dehner has projected Hill for 10-15 carries per game this season, but to this point Giovani Bernard has handled every single first-team exhibition game rep. We'll keep a close eye on Hill's usage in the Bengals' regular season dress rehearsal. The rookie power back has 52 yards on nine carries (5.78 YPC) and two receptions for 13 yards through two preseason games. Bernard has 10-32, with two catches for 15 yards. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:20 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.85 (135th)
  • Rex Burkhead may have significant injury
    Bengals RB Rex Burkhead was spotted on crutches and in a knee brace at the team facility Monday.

    Advice: Beat writer Paul Dehner believes it "doesn't look good" for Burkhead, who left Saturday night's preseason game with a knee injury and didn't return. If Burkhead's injury is major -- and early indications point to that -- BenJarvus Green-Ellis' roster spot could be safe in Cincinnati. The alternative would be to carry just Jeremy Hill and Cedric Peerman behind Giovani Bernard. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:12 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2010th)
  • Browns UDFA Crowell buried on depth chart
    Browns rookie RB Isaiah Crowell has two carries for three yards through two preseason games.

    Advice: It's not a good sign for the ballyhooed UDFA, who is running behind Ben Tate, Terrance West, and Dion Lewis, while Chris Ogbonnaya is an impact special teamer. We've seen it suggested the Browns want to "hide" Crowell in an effort to stash him on the practice squad, but everyone in the NFL knows who Crowell is. (And no one drafted him.) He seems like a roster long shot in Cleveland. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:37 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.32 (2318th)
  • Foster, Johnson 'increase activity' Tuesday
    Arian Foster (hamstring) and Andre Johnson (hamstring) both "increased their activity" in Tuesday's joint practice with the Broncos.

    Advice: "They practiced more than they had, and it's a good sign for our football team," were the words of coach Bill O'Brien said. According to the Houston Chronicle, Foster was running with the first team and "(displaying) his normal acceleration." Johnson also ran with the first team. There's a chance both players will take to the preseason field this Saturday against Denver. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:53 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.27 (28th)
  • Polk plans to practice at less than 100 per.
    Eagles RB Chris Polk (hamstring) plans to resume practicing next week even if he's not 100 percent.

    Advice: Polk believes his roster spot is in danger. "There's nothing guaranteed," Polk said Tuesday. "I wasn't drafted. I'm not LeSean McCoy, Nick Foles, I'm not guaranteed anything." It's an admirable, but risky, attitude. Polk would ultimately have more to lose than gain by practicing at less than 100 percent. The Eagles are unlikely to let him. Polk's injury has opened the door for second-year UDFA Matthew Tucker. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:14 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.43 (1790th)
  • Marcel Reece (foot) back on field Tuesday
    Marcel Reece (foot) returned to practice Tuesday.

    Advice: So much for being "out indefinitely." Reece was injured in Sunday's practice, had an MRI on Monday, and returned Tuesday. The Raiders may take it easy with their veteran Swiss-army knife, but it he's clearly avoided major injury. Reece is a much better real-life football player than fantasy asset. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:19 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.48 (1787th)
  • Montee Ball doing individual drills Tuesday
    Montee Ball (appendectomy) returned to practice Tuesday.

    Advice: The Broncos are having a non-contact practice, so it's just individual drills. But it's still a step forward for Ball. He visited his doctor on Monday and hopes to gain clearance for normal work at some point this week or early next week. Don't look for Ball to play in Denver's third preseason game. Ball should be all systems go well before the Broncos take the field Week 1 against the Colts. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:14 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.78 (23rd)
  • Mark Ingram seeing more work as pass catcher
    Mark Ingram says he wants to be more involved in the passing game this season.

    Advice: The Saints are giving him an opportunity to do just that. Ingram caught a 23-yard touchdown in this past weekend's preseason game, and he also lined up with the Saints' two-minute nickel offense at Monday's practice. He's reeled in just 24 career passes across his first three seasons. Beat writer Mike Triplett expects Ingram to play a more versatile role in 2014. The Saints are still going to employ a three-man backfield, but Ingram has the most value at his 10th-round ADP. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:26 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.67 (137th)
  • David Wilson has sights set on 2016 Olympics
    Retired RB David Wilson wants to compete in the triple jump for Team USA at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

    Advice: In addition to football, Wilson was a track-and-field star at Virginia Tech. He's already begun training for the event, and plans to do most of his workouts back at his alma mater. Wilson's personal best mark in the event at college was 53 feet, 1 3/4 inches, while the qualifying mark for the 2012 Olympics was about 54 feet, 6 1/2 inches. Wilson has also been doing some broadcasting work. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:02 am
     
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1933rd)
  • Terrance West well behind Ben Tate at RB
    Terrance West rushed for 31 yards on eight carries in the Browns' second preseason game Monday night versus Washington.

    Advice: West was the second back through the Browns' rotation behind Ben Tate, but didn't see meaningful work until the second half. Tate played the majority of the snaps in the first half and out-touched West 10-1 before the break. Tate is the clear leader here, but West has a ton of talent. He had a couple nice runs against the Skins, one barreling head-on into and running over a defensive back and another where he spun off the back of one of his linemen and picked up a good chunk of yards. If Tate were to go down, West would be next man up. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:07 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.65 (138th)
  • Bears sign KR Darius Reynaud
    Bears signed KR/RB Darius Reynaud.

    Advice: After the Bears released KR Eric Weems last week, they needed a new one. While Reynaud's position is listed as running back, he won't be in the mix to see carries behind Matt Forte. Reynaud averaged 23.9 yards per kick return last season in nine games with the Titans and Jets. He'll compete for the job. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:18 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (-th)
  • Alfred Morris rushes for 29 yards on Monday
    Alfred Morris rushed for 29 yards on 11 carries in the Redskins' second preseason game against the Browns on Monday night.

    Advice: Morris had a rough night outside of a long run of 11 yards. He was stuffed at the goal line on four consecutive carries, turning the ball over on downs. Prior to that, Morris showed off his questionable hands by dropping a simple toss from Robert Griffin III, and the Browns recovered the fumble. Through two preseason games, Morris has rushed for 56 yards on 16 carries (3.5 YPC). Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:13 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.04 (46th)
  • Ridley left with 'sick feeling' after fumble
    Stevan Ridley said re-watching tape of his lost fumble Friday night left him with a "sick feeling."

    Advice: It was questionable whether Ridley actually lost the fumble, as he might have been down by contact. Either way, the ball still came loose, and Ridley knows he has to stop putting the ball on the ground if he wants to play. Coach Bill Belichick may give Ridley a pass this time, but it won't happen in the regular season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:51 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.65 (89th)
  • LeSean McCoy has 'small version of turf toe'
    LeSean McCoy is practicing through a "small version of turf toe."

    Advice: Whatever that means. "(Sunday) it was really, really hurting pretty bad," McCoy said Monday. "It felt a little better (Monday), so I went for it." X-rays and an MRI came back negative, so there's no real reason to worry, though it's possible McCoy will sit out this weekend's regular-season dress rehearsal as a precaution. It's something for fantasy owners to be aware of, but not fret over. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:46 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.46 (4th)
  • Marcel Reece out indefinitely w/ foot injury
    Marcel Reece will undergo an MRI on his foot, and is out indefinitely.

    Advice: Reece suffered the injury in Sunday's practice, and was spotted in a walking boot on Monday. It's a major concern. Ridiculously secretive with injury information, the Raiders may not update Reece's status until later in the week. Reece is one of the Raiders' better players, but is unlikely to make a fantasy impact this season even if he's healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:10 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.48 (1787th)
  • Daniel Thomas back at practice Monday
    Daniel Thomas (hamstring) returned to Dolphins practice Monday.

    Advice: Thomas missed over two weeks of practice. He now needs to show something over the next two weeks to keep his roster spot. He'll be in big trouble if he's not ready for this weekend's regular-season dress rehearsal. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:12 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.95 (2439th)
  • Jamaal Charles (foot) day to day
    Jamaal Charles (bruised foot) is day to day, and could be held out of Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Charles suffered the injury in the process of moving out of the Chiefs' training camp dorm. Although coach Andy Reid has copped to "some concern" initially, X-rays and an MRI both came back negative. Even if Charles is held out of this week's regular-season dress rehearsal, there's no reason for him to fall out of the top three in fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:04 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.32 (3rd)
  • Ray Rice (shoulder) back at practice Monday
    Suspended RB Ray Rice (shoulder) returned to practice Monday.

    Advice: Rice was limited to individual drills, but it's confirmation the injury he suffered in Saturday's preseason game wasn't serious. He should be fine for this week's regular-season dress rehearsal. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:53 am
     
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2002nd)
  • Whisenhunt: Bishop Sankey is not a fumbler
    Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt believes Bishop Sankey is "not a fumbler," and that his ball-security issues have been caused by footwork and technique issues.

    Advice: Sankey lost a fumble in Friday's preseason game, and has apparently been having exchange issues all camp. It's good news that his coach is willing to publicly go to bat for him, but Sankey is going to have to show stronger hands over the final few weeks of summer practice. Provided he doesn't fumble the opportunity away, Sankey is the favorite to lead the Titans' committee. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:45 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.58 (142nd)
  • 'Certainty' Jennings gets 'bulk' of carries?
    ESPN's Dan Graziano considers it a "certainty" that Rashad Jennings gets the "bulk" of the Giants' Week 1 carries.

    Advice: Judging by Jennings' ADP, fantasy owners have long been operating under this assumption. We agree, though the "bulk" might not include goal-line looks, at least some of which appear to be ticketed for rookie Andre Williams. That severely eats into Jennings' upside. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:33 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.85 (86th)
  • Shaun Draughn has solidified No. 2 spot?
    ESPN Bears reporter Michael C. Wright says Shaun Draughn "appears to have solidified the No. 2 spot."

    Advice: In an important note for Matt Forte handcuffers, Draughn has beaten out unimpressive rookie Ka'Deem Carey. However, it's unlikely Draughn would be a true feature back if Forte went down. He's averaged 3.73 YPC in his career and been waived by both the Chiefs and Ravens in the last two seasons. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:49 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.17 (2505th)
  • Mike James battling shoulder issue
    Mike James sustained a shoulder injury in Saturday's preseason game against the Dolphins.

    Advice: James is not expected to play in this week's third preseason contest. It's another injury concern in the backfield for the Bucs, who already lost Charles Sims to a fractured ankle. Assuming James is ready for Week 1, he'll pair with Bobby Rainey behind Doug Martin. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:57 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.94 (2442nd)
  • Lattimore to debut at some point this season?
    ESPN 49ers reporter Bill Williamson expects Marcus Lattimore (knee, hamstring) to be activated sometime during the season.

    Advice: Lattimore still isn't practicing. He remains on the active/NFI list -- which is basically the same as PUP -- and could stay on reserve/NFI into the season, making Lattimore eligible for a Week 7 return. Lattimore has not played an NFL snap (exhibition or regular season) since the 49ers took a flier on him in the fourth round of the 2013 draft. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:18 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1927th)
  • Rams rookie RB Mason struggling in pass pro
    Following Saturday's preseason game, coach Jeff Fisher said Tre Mason "needs to keep working" on pass protection.

    Advice: Working as the third-string back, Mason didn't recognize a blitz from Sam Barrington and got Shaun Hill sacked. On the very next possession, he failed to pick up blitzing Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and got Hill sacked again. It's not a surprise, as Mason was rarely even asked to pass protect at Auburn. He's not a threat to Zac Stacy and may not even pass up Benny Cunningham this season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:32 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.35 (2497th)
  • Bishop Sankey having ball-security problems
    The Tennessean wonders if Bishop Sankey's "continued fumbling issues" will cost him.

    Advice: Sankey lost a fumble in Friday's preseason game against the Saints. Apparently, it's been a recurring theme as the rookie has also had exchange issues with quarterbacks in practice. We still strongly believe Sankey will emerge as the top dog in this RBBC, well ahead of Shonn Greene and Dexter McCluster -- but it might take a little time. The rookie has exclusively run with the second- and third-stringers this preseason, with coach Ken Whisenhunt criticizing his pass protection and footwork in addition to the ball-security woes. Sankey would obviously benefit with first-team reps if Greene's latest right knee issue proves cumbersome. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:56 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.58 (142nd)
  • Dennis Allen happy with where DMC is at
    Coach Dennis Allen said Darren McFadden "is probably running the ball as well as I've seen him run it since I've been here."

    Advice: McFadden has nine carries for 50 yards (5.55 YPC) with one goal-line touchdown through two preseason games. Most importantly, he's had none of the nagging injuries that have bogged him down so many times in his career. McFadden is behind Maurice Jones-Drew for the starting job, but he's going to get enough touches to make this a RBBC situation. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:59 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.95 (132nd)
  • Montee Ball has a Monday doc appointment
    Montee Ball (appendectomy) will visit his doctor Monday and hopes to gain clearance for practice.

    Advice: Ball is exactly two weeks removed from his surgery and has suffered no setbacks. He's unlikely to take any contact this week and is not expected to play in the third preseason game, but he remains firmly on track for Week 1. Ball's ADP has dipped slightly as a result of his surgery, going from 1.11 to 2.02. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:08 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.78 (23rd)
  • Montee Ball could resume practicing this week
    Montee Ball (appendectomy) said there's definitely a possibility he practices some this week.

    Advice: Ball hasn't had any setbacks since his August 4 surgery, saying he's made good progress. A return to practice this week -- even in a limited fashion -- would be big as he attempts to get his body right for Week 1. The Broncos open up the regular season three weeks from today against the Colts. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:02 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.78 (23rd)
  • Jamaal Charles held out as precaution
    The Chiefs are holding Jamaal Charles out of their second preseason game with a bruised foot.

    Advice: His absence is precautionary. It'll give us a look at Knile Davis, a second-year back with big-time measurables who scored four TDs in two spot appearances last season. Charles should be 100 percent for the third preseason game. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:14 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.32 (3rd)
  • Daniel Thomas misses another preseason game
    Daniel Thomas missed the Dolphins' second preseason game with a hamstring injury.

    Advice: He also missed Miami's exhibition opener. Thomas has been sidelined for at least two weeks, which should continue to decrease his odds of making the Dolphins' 53-man roster. If Knowshon Moreno gets healthy, it's conceivable the Fins could go with just three backs: Lamar Miller, Moreno, and UDFA Damien Williams. Mike Gillislee is also on the shelf with a balky hamstring. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:23 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.95 (2439th)
  • Jeremy Hill: Injured shoulder will be 'fine'
    Jeremy Hill tweeted late Saturday night that his injured right shoulder is "fine."

    Advice: Speaking Sunday morning, coach Marvin Lewis expressed no concern about Hill, noting that the only potentially-significant injury the Bengals suffered was by backup RB Rex Burkhead. Hill was dinged up after managing 26 yards on five touches against the Jets' backups. We'll keep an eye on Hill's practice participation this week. For now, it looks like he's avoided serious injury. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:43 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.85 (135th)
  • Ray Rice diagnosed with bruised shoulder
    Suspended RB Ray Rice has been diagnosed with a shoulder bruise.

    Advice: "It shouldn't be anything too serious," assured coach John Harbaugh after Saturday's preseason win over Dallas. Rice sounds day to day, and should be available for the Ravens' third preseason game. Through two exhibitions, Rice has racked up 38 yards on five carries (7.6 YPC) without a reception. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:46 pm
     
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2002nd)
  • Rex Burkhead leaves with knee injury
    Bengals RB Rex Burkhead left Saturday night's preseason game with a knee injury.

    Advice: Burkhead took a shot from big-hitting Jets rookie Calvin Pryor, and was quickly ruled out for the remainder of Saturday's affair. With Jeremy Hill (shoulder) also exiting early, BenJarvus Green-Ellis' roster spot has quickly become safe. The Bengals now have only Cedric Peerman healthy behind Gio Bernard. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:47 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2010th)
  • Jeremy Hill leaves with shoulder injury Sat.
    Jeremy Hill exited Saturday's preseason game against the Jets with a right shoulder injury and will not return.

    Advice: Hill rushed for 16 yards on three carries and caught two passes for 13 yards before heading to the locker room. He ran with the backups on Saturday, playing behind veteran BenJarvus Green-Ellis, and saw Gio Bernard get a goal-line nod for a one-yard touchdown. Through two preseason games, Hill's rushed for 52 yards on nine totes (5.7 YPC). The Bengals will update Hill following the game. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:34 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.85 (135th)
  • Rashad Jennings held in check Saturday night
    Rashad Jennings managed 17 yards on seven carries in the Giants' third preseason game Saturday night.

    Advice: He was not targeted in the passing game. Jennings busted a wide-open 73-yard TD in New York's second exhibition affair, but otherwise has managed 52 yards on his remaining 18 runs (2.89 YPC). If the Giants don't get their offensive line fixed soon, no one on this offense is going to live up to his fantasy ADP. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:40 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.85 (86th)
  • X-rays return negative on Ray Rice's shoulder
    X-rays came back negative on suspended RB Ray Rice's shoulder after he exited Saturday night's preseason game in the second quarter.

    Advice: He appears to have escaped with a bruise or sprain. Rice left early in the second quarter, and won't return. He's probably day to day. If Rice can't play in the Ravens' third preseason game, however, Bernard Pierce and rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro will continue to see their opportunities rise. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:17 pm
     
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2002nd)
  • Ray Rice (shoulder) leaves preseason game
    Suspended RB Ray Rice left Saturday night's preseason game in the second quarter with a shoulder injury.

    Advice: Rice walked without restrictions to the Ravens' locker room, but will likely require tests on his shoulder. He worked behind Bernard Pierce in Saturday night's exhibition, producing gains of 18 and 3 yards on two carries. The Ravens used Pierce and Rice in a rotation, similar to last week, even with Pierce getting the "start." Hopefully the team will update Rice's status soon. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:00 pm
     
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2002nd)
  • Tre Mason struggles in 2nd preseason game
    Tre Mason rushed for 30 yards on 12 carries in the Rams' second preseason game on Saturday against the Packers.

    Advice: Mason was the third running back through the rotation, once again. After getting praised for picking up a blitz in the preseason opener, Mason blew two assignments and got Shaun Hill sacked on one of them. He has a long way to go in pass protection, and it may keep him mostly as a spectator behind three-down backs Zac Stacy and Benny Cunningham for much of his rookie year. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:45 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.35 (2497th)
  • Ridley benching not related to fumble?
    ESPN Boston reports Stevan Ridley's benching in Friday's preseason game "might have been more about workload than a message from the coaching staff."

    Advice: Ridley started and played 16-of-91 snaps, but didn't return after his second-quarter fumble. He finished with nine carries for 45 yards. Bill Belichick said he thought Ridley's fumble "was close," and could have been overturned if challenged. Ridley shouldn't lose his role as the primary early-down back based on one preseason play, but he can't afford any turnovers in New England's third or fourth exhibition games. He's a boom-or-bust fantasy RB2. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:58 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.65 (89th)
  • McFadden scores goal-line TD against Lions
    Darren McFadden rushed eight times for 27 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' second preseason game Friday night.

    Advice: Maurice Jones-Drew (6-12, 1-22) remained Oakland's starter and lead back, but McFadden was given three straight chances inside the five-yard line leading to his goal-line score. It's conceivable that McFadden is the favorite for goal-line TDs in Oakland, which would obviously throw a wrench into MJD's fantasy ceiling. McFadden is a slightly interesting RB4 at his tenth-round ADP. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:58 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.95 (132nd)
  • Mark Ingram finds end-zone again
    Mark Ingram had five carries for 19 yards in Friday night's preseason game against the Titans, adding one catch for 23 yards and a touchdown.

    Advice: It's the second straight week Ingram has found the end-zone after he scored a 22-yard touchdown in the preseason opener. Ingram and Khiry Robinson rotated with the first team, with Pierre Thomas getting snaps on passing downs. The Saints are going to remain a three-back committee despite trading Darren Sproles. Ingram is a value pick at his current late 12th-round ADP. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:42 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.67 (137th)
  • Bishop Sankey runs for 31 yards, loses fumble
    Bishop Sankey had six carries for 31 yards in the Titans' second preseason game on Friday night.

    Advice: Sankey continued to work with the third team behind Shonn Greene and Dexter McCluster, but was more effective in the running game this week -- averaging 5.2 yards per carry. He lost a fumble in the fourth quarter and didn't return. With Greene dealing with a knee injury, Sankey could see time with the starters in Tennessee's third preseason game. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:24 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.58 (142nd)
  • Stevan Ridley benched for fumbling (again)
    Stevan Ridley was benched in the second quarter of Friday night's preseason game after a fumble in Eagles territory.

    Advice: Ridley made his second straight start, but coughed the ball up and was quickly relegated to the bench, where he could be seen shaking his head in frustration. Ridley was off to a red hot start, turning his first nine carries into 45 yards. The fumble opens the door for rookie James White to see playing time, although White has been thoroughly unimpressive this preseason. Shane Vereen remains the favorite to lead the Patriots in touches. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:13 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.65 (89th)
  • 20-25 catches for Alf Morris? Not likely
    ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim is skeptical Alfred Morris will even catch 20-25 passes this season.

    Advice: Morris' teammates have talked his alleged improvements in the pass game, but we've seen no evidence it's a reality. He's going to stick to his two-down role, which will also include goal-line work. Roy Helu is entrenched as the passing-down back with rookie Lache Seastrunk failing to make up ground. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:40 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.04 (46th)
  • Draughn takes rock five times for 45 yards
    Running as the Bears' clear No. 2 back, Shaun Draughn rushed three times for 33 yards in Thursday's preseason game, adding two catches for 12 yards.

    Advice: Draughn replaced Matt Forte on the Bears' third series, and finished out the first half. Draughn looked slippery and quick, but has never been impressive in the regular season. Nevertheless, he's clearly ahead of Ka'Deem Carey and Michael Ford right now. It's possible he'll open the season as Forte's No. 2. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:14 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.17 (2505th)
  • Jay Gruden: Morris our 'Steady Eddie'
    Speaking Thursday, Redskins coach Jay Gruden praised Alfred Morris, calling him "Steady Eddie" for his practice habits.

    Advice: "Just about everything about him is an impressive to me - the way he prepares, the way he works, the way he practices," Gruden said. Meanwhile, FB Darrel Young praised Morris' improvement as a pass catcher. "He's catching everything," Young said. "He's on a hot streak right now, running his routes, doing the little things better." Although we still don't expect a meaningful role for Morris in passing situations, it's clear Gruden and Co. aren't going to shy away from him on early downs. Morris could prove to be a high-end RB2 at a bargain. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:54 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.04 (46th)
  • Wyatt: Envision Sankey as primary back
    The Tennessean says it's "easy to envision" Bishop Sankey as the primary ball-carrier this season.

    Advice: We're not reading into Sankey's zero first-team snaps in the preseason opener, and neither is top beat man Jim Wyatt. Shonn Greene and Dexter McCluster are specialty players, and the Titans made Sankey the first back off the board because of his all-around ability. He's a strong bet to emerge as the lead dog of this RBBC sooner rather than later. "We believe in him, and what we have seen so far, we like what we see," said coach Ken Whisenhunt. Owners should note that Sankey will almost certainly lose goal-line work to Greene. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:57 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.58 (142nd)
  • Arian Foster back at practice Wednesday
    Arian Foster (hamstring) is participating in Wednesday's joint practice with the Falcons.

    Advice: Foster suffered what was believed to be a hamstring injury on July 27 and participated in one practice since. His return Wednesday gives him an outside shot at getting some work in during Saturday's second preseason game. Foster has upside as a centerpiece of the new Bill O'Brien scheme, but he's draped in injury red flags -- including recurring hamstring issues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:57 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.27 (28th)
  • Alfred Morris 'working on receiving skills'
    Alfred Morris has been "working on his receiving skills," and catching extra passes before each practice.

    Advice: Morris has been working 1-on-1 with RBs coach Randy Jordan, but from the sound of things, is still quite raw. No matter how much work he puts in, it's hard to expect much pass-catching improvement from a player who has only 20 grabs through 32 career games. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:36 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.04 (46th)
  • Tre Mason improving in blitz pickup
    Rams OC Brian Schottenheimer said third-round RB Tre Mason has done a "great job" in blitz pickup.

    Advice: Mason wasn't asked to protect the quarterback at Auburn. In the preseason opener, he stuck his nose in there and picked up a blitzing Saints defender, drawing praise from the coaches. It's Mason's easiest path to playing time behind bellcow Zac Stacy. If he can show that he can be trusted to not miss assignments, Mason can earn a role as Stacy's change-of-pace back. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:59 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.35 (2497th)
  • Lighter McCoy looks 'better than ever'
    According to ESPN Eagles reporter Phil Sheridan, LeSean McCoy looks "better than ever."

    Advice: Now in his true prime at 26 years old, McCoy is playing with a top-3 offensive line and in a run-first scheme. He's dropped a few pounds off his '13 playing weight, reportedly gaining even more quickness and agility. "McCoy seems better at getting out into pass routes and catching the ball. He teases defenders who try to cover him," Sheridan said. McCoy is our No. 1 overall pick in fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:10 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.46 (4th)
  • Chris Polk nursing bad hamstring
    Chris Polk missed the Eagles' preseason opener with a hamstring strain.

    Advice: He hasn't resumed practicing. Polk's inactivity led to more touches for Matthew Tucker, who played well but lost a fumble and then got hurt. Assuming Polk gets back soon, he'll open the season as LeSean McCoy's best fantasy handcuff. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:50 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.43 (1790th)
  • Kenjon Barner's roster spot in jeopardy?
    The Associated Press has "growing concern" over Kenjon Barner sticking on the final roster.

    Advice: It would be a bit of a surprise as Barner brings value as a possible return man and only needs to hold off Darrin Reaves for No. 4 running back duties. Still, the early part of Barner's career has not been promising. He earned just eight touches from scrimmage as a rookie while battling foot/ankle issues. Barner's pass protection has been an issue at camp. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:04 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.91 (2519th)
  • Whisenhunt pegs Bishop Sankey as a standout
    Coach Ken Whisenhunt identified Bishop Sankey as a player that stood out in Saturday's preseason opener.

    Advice: The Titans' starters logged 10 plays, with Shonn Greene getting seven snaps and Dexter McCluster getting the three third-down reps. That's not what to expect going forward. Sankey racked up 75 yards on 13 touches, gaining praise from Whiz despite blowing a blitz pickup. The second-round rookie is likely to lose goal-line work to Greene, but should emerge as the lead back in this RBBC. Expect some first-team reps in Friday's second preseason game. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:39 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.58 (142nd)
  • Isaiah Crowell looks buried on RB depth chart
    Browns UDFA RB Isaiah Crowell was active for Saturday night's preseason opener, but didn't play an offensive snap.

    Advice: Ben Tate, Terrance West, Dion Lewis, and Edwin Baker all got carries, while Crowell was relegated to the sideline. The NFL.com Gamebook had Crowell entering the game at some point, presumably on a special teams play. Either way, it's not a great sign for Crowell's chances of making the Browns' final roster. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 10, 5:44 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.32 (2318th)
  • Arian Foster to play in 2nd preseason game?
    Coach Bill O'Brien said Sunday that Arian Foster (hamstring) has a "shot" to play in the Texans' second preseason game.

    Advice: It's pretty hard to buy because Foster hasn't been practicing at all, but it does sound like O'Brien is optimistic he'll be back soon. The Texans next face the Falcons on Saturday. Andre Johnson (hamstring) also has a "shot" to play. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 10, 4:58 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.27 (28th)
  • Chiefs won't scale back Charles' workload
    Chiefs coach Andy Reid told USA Today he's "comfortable" if Jamaal Charles hits 320 touches for the third straight year.

    Advice: Charles has shown the ability to handle heavy workloads while staying upright, and is peaking at age 27 -- historically the prime year for running backs. Reid says he's particularly "comfortable" feeding Charles because of the way he takes care of his body. "I ice my knees," Charles said. "I've got an oxygen thing that's supposed to just take care of your whole body. I get massages. I see the chiropractors. I see all the trainers. I get in the cold tub, hot tub. You've got to make sure you're good on Sunday to go." Charles is a top-two fantasy pick this year regardless of format, and should have 2-3 years of elite RB1 production left. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 10, 2:55 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.32 (3rd)
  • Montee Ball loses 5 pounds after appendectomy
    Montee Ball has shed five pounds since his August 4 appendectomy.

    Advice: We're fans of running back weight loss, and losing a few pounds after having your appendix removed is par for the course. "I am getting healthy and strengthening my core, just listening to my body," said Ball. "Just taking it day by day, step by step. When you see me back in pads, you will know I am ready." Coach John Fox said the Broncos don't need to see Ball play in preseason games. "We will play it by ear," Fox stated Saturday. "We saw him play plenty a year ago. And we saw him plenty this offseason." Rotoworld.com
    Aug 10, 9:42 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.78 (23rd)
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