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  • Moreno (elbow) still targeting Week 6 return
    According to the Miami Herald, the Dolphins believe Knowshon Moreno's (elbow) return "isn't too far off."

    Advice: Moreno is still targeting Week 6, which would be less than a month after he dislocated his elbow. Moreno was given a 4-8 timetable upon going down. The Dolphins take on the Raiders in London this week before going on bye. Moreno remains a must-hold in 12-14 team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:46 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2295th)
  • Chargers sign RB Shaun Draughn
    Chargers signed RB Shaun Draughn, ILB Kevin Reddick and OLB Cordarro Law.

    Advice: Law was promoted from the practice squad. Waived by the Bears last week, Draughn will slide in as the Chargers' No. 3 running back as they wait for Ryan Mathews (knee) to get healthy. Despite the Chargers' unsettled running back situation, Draughn is well off the radar in 12-14 team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:03 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2318th)
  • Chargers sign RB D.J. Adams
    Chargers signed RB D.J. Adams to the practice squad.

    Advice: An undrafted free agent out of small-school Portland State, Adams originally signed with the Cowboys. He's taking the practice-squad spot of Marion Grice, who was signed by the Cardinals on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:40 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2336th)
  • Bolts work out two free-agent runners
    Chargers worked out free agent RBs RB Shaun Draughn and D.J. Adams.

    Advice: The Bolts need a back after sending Danny Woodhead (ankle) to injured reserve. The player they probably wanted to sign, Marion Grice, was plucked off their practice squad by the Cardinals on Monday. The Chargers took Grice with the 201st pick of May's draft. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:36 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2318th)
  • Rex: Ivory could start getting more carries
    Speaking Tuesday, Jets coach Rex Ryan said Chris Ivory could get more playing time going forward.

    Advice: "Maybe Chris Ivory will get more time," were Ryan's exact words. "He's running hard. ... There's not a whole lot of guys who want to tackle him." Ivory has run circles around Chris Johnson the past two weeks, but only out-touched him 28-23. CJ?K has out-snapped Ivory 54-52 since Week 2. For the season, Ivory is averaging a robust 5.7 yards per carry compared to just 3.5 for his more famous teammate. Ivory, who's never been known for his hands, has even out-caught Johnson 5-1 over the past two games. The Jets seem to be seeing what everyone else is seeing: Ivory is their best back, and it's not close. Ivory is an upside RB2/FLEX, with Johnson shaping up as a middling RB3. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:58 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.95 (127th)
  • Fitzgerald Toussaint headed back to p-squad
    Ravens waived RB Fitzgerald Toussaint.

    Advice: Toussaint will revert back to the practice squad once he clears waivers. It's a sign that Bernard Pierce (thigh) should be ready for Week 4. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:42 am
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2238th)
  • Mike Tolbert (leg) out until at least Week 13
    Panthers placed RB Mike Tolbert (leg) on injured reserve with a designation to return.

    Advice: It means Tolbert is out until at least Week 13, and leaves the Panthers very thin at running back. DeAngelo Williams (hamstring) is on track to play in Week 4, but Jonathan Stewart (knee) is out and Fozzy Whittaker (quad) is in doubt. If DeAngelo can suit up anywhere near 100 percent, he'll be a good bet for 15-20 touches against the Ravens in Week 4. He'll also get more goal-line chances with Tolbert out and Cam Newton (ribs) hesitant to run. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:16 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2260th)
  • DeAngelo Williams to practice Wednesday
    The Panthers expect DeAngelo Williams (thigh) to practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: Williams was able to practice last week and ended up being held out, but this puts him on track to return against Baltimore. The Panthers are down to Darrin Reaves as their only healthy running back after losing Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert to injuries. Coach Ron Rivera is confident that Williams will be back for Week 4. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:28 am
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.70 (48th)
  • Arian's hamstring been an issue for 2 months
    Arian Foster's latest hamstring injury is to the same one that bothered him during the preseason.

    Advice: Foster missed the first two weeks of camp way back in late-July due to this hamstring. After racking up 59 touches in the first two weeks, he had to sit out the Week 3 loss to the Giants. "As soon as I feel 100 percent, I'll be out there," he said. "It's my hamstring's call." Recurring or chronic soft-tissue issues are always scary, even if this latest strain is considered minor. Alfred Blue is shaping up as a must-own for the foreseeable future. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:29 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.01 (17th)
  • Bilal Powell totals 19 yards in MNF loss
    Bilal Powell rushed for 13 yards on two carries and caught two passes for six yards in the Jets' Week 3 loss to the Bears.

    Advice: Powell didn't see much, if any, action until the final drive when the Jets were in pass-first mode. He has no fantasy value as the distant No. 3 back. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:40 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    2.37 (2530th)
  • Chris Johnson struggles to 34 yards in loss
    Chris Johnson rushed for 34 yards on ten carries in Monday night's Week 3 loss to the Bears.

    Advice: He was targeted just twice in the passing game, but didn't reel either pass in, while one was picked off and returned for a touchdown. Johnson was outplayed big time by Chris Ivory in this one, and has been through the first three games of the season. Ivory's touches should continue to rise, and it could come at Johnson's expense. He's not a recommended Week 4 play vs. Detroit. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:14 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.79 (105th)
  • Chris Ivory averages 4.4 YPC in MNF loss
    Chris Ivory rushed for 44 yards on ten carries in the Jets' Week 3 loss to the Bears.

    Advice: He added four catches for 52 yards. Ivory entered the season with five career catches across 39 games, but he now has five grabs through three contests. Chris Johnson continues to get the starts over Ivory, with each splitting touches, but it's clear Ivory is the more talented back. Jets beat writers even notice that the offense needs to go through Ivory. He's not afraid of contact and runs as hard as any back in the league. Entering the night, Ivory was averaging 4.4 YPC after contact. If the Jets are smart, they'll increase Ivory's touches at Johnson's expense. Ivory gets a tough Detroit run defense in Week 4. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:05 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.95 (127th)
  • Forte totals 76 yards in win over Jets
    Matt Forte rushed for 33 yards on 13 carries in the Bears' Week 3 win over the Jets on Monday night.

    Advice: Forte added six catches for an additional 43 yards. As is normally the case against the Jets, there wasn't much running room to be found for Forte. He had a long run of eight yards, but did manage to pick up a couple of big first downs on third-down conversions. Forte has yet to find the end zone this season, but the sledding should be much easier next Sunday at home against Green Bay. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:01 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    16.83 (2nd)
  • McCarthy: Eddie Lacy needs to play better
    Coach Mike McCarthy called out Eddie Lacy at Monday's press conference, and said Lacy "needs to play better."

    Advice: "I'm not going to do this anymore. I don't correct individuals in the media. We've seen the film, corrections have been made, our running game wasn't nearly what it needed to be. Not even close," McCarthy said. Lacy has managed just 113 yards and zero touchdowns on 36 carries through three games. He also took a safety and lost a fumble that was returned for a touchdown on Sunday. To his defense, Lacy has faced the Seahawks, Jets, and Lions through three games. That's tough sledding. He needs to turn it around against the Bears in Week 4. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:24 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.92 (37th)
  • Cardinals nab RB Grice off Chargers' p-squad
    Cardinals signed RB Marion Grice off the Chargers' practice squad.

    Advice: The Cardinals escaped Week 3 without any notable injuries. Grice will likely take the spot of RB Jalen Parmele, who was signed when Jonathan Dwyer was sent to the NFI list. Grice is a sixth-round rookie out of Arizona State. He's an average athlete, but can get what's blocked and catch passes out of the backfield. Grice is a candidate to bypass No. 2 RB Stepfan Taylor on the depth chart. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:00 pm
     
    Bye
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2362nd)
  • Alfred Morris (knee) practices in full Monday
    Alfred Morris (knee) practiced in full Monday.

    Advice: Morris twisted his knee while pass blocking against the Eagles on Sunday. He stayed in the game and will be a borderline RB1 on Thursday night vs. the Giants. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:23 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    13.58 (20th)
  • Whisenhunt: 'Footwork' holding back Sankey
    Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said Bishop Sankey's reps won't increase until he improves his footwork.

    Advice: Sankey dusted off 61 yards on ten carries and was the Titans' most dangerous player in Sunday's loss to the Bengals, but Whisenhunt is still obsessed with his footwork. "If he can get the attention to detail better, his reps will increase," stated Whisenhunt. As @StopTheVetoing suggested on Twitter, "Maybe they should have drafted Fred Astaire." The 54th overall pick in May's draft, Sankey has 89 yards on 18 carries (4.94 YPC) through three games. He's rotating with Shonn Greene and Dexter McCluster. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:46 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    5.07 (195th)
  • Browns noncommittal on Ben Tate as starter
    Coach Mike Pettine was noncommittal Monday when asked if Ben Tate (knee) would return as a starter following the Browns' Week 4 bye.

    Advice: Pettine said the Browns are "eager" to get back Tate, but the performance of rookies Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell has "made it tougher" to lean on Tate in the manner the team initially planned. They wanted to use Tate as an every-down back. Tate remains likely to retake the Browns' lead back role when healthy and should be owned in all leagues. West and Crowell's fantasy stock will both be very much touch and go when Tate returns. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:54 pm
     
    Out
    Bye
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2216th)
  • Chargers lose RB Woodhead for rest of season
    Danny Woodhead needs surgery on his fractured fibula and ankle and will be lost for the rest of the season.

    Advice: With Ryan Mathews (knee) out 3-4 more weeks, the Bolts will keep Donald Brown in a workhorse role. They could turn to UDFA Branden Oliver as Woodhead's passing-back replacement, and perhaps promote Marion Grice from the practice squad. Woodhead's loss is a blow to San Diego's passing game, but Oliver showed some Sprolesian flashes in the preseason. Woodhead will turn 30 next January. The Chargers signed him to a new three-year deal late this summer. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:45 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2276th)
  • Doug Martin participates in Bucs practice
    Doug Martin (knee) participated in Bucs practice Monday.

    Advice: Per beat writer Greg Auman, Martin "looked like he was practicing without limitations." Bobby Rainey has lost three fumbles through three games, and struggled outside of his Week 2 blowup against St. Louis. Martin still has a chance to retake Tampa Bay's backfield. The Bucs face Pittsburgh in Week 4. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:19 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.62 (65th)
  • Panthers FB Tolbert out indefinitely
    The Charlotte Observer reports Mike Tolbert could miss "more than a month" with a hairline fracture in his left leg.

    Advice: He also has a bone bruise. The injuries put UDFA Darrin Reaves on the fantasy radar with Jonathan Stewart also in danger of missing multiple weeks, and DeAngelo Williams short of 100 percent. Tolbert can be safely dropped in any leagues where he was owned. He might eventually become an I.R. candidate. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:17 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2260th)
  • Reggie Bush out-snaps Joique Bell in Week 3
    Reggie Bush played 37 snaps to Joique Bell's 36 in the Lions' Week 3 win over the Packers.

    Advice: Bell led the tandem in touches in each of Detroit's first two games. Bell still finished with 15 carries, including six in clock-killing mode, and remains the Lions' primary between-the-tackles runner. Bush is OC Joe Lombardi's space back. Detroit takes on the Jets in Week 4, with Bush as the superior fantasy bet because of his role. New York is very stout in the front seven. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:39 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    8.56 (83rd)
  • Antone Smith has hamstring issue
    Falcons RB Antone Smith was held out of Monday's practice with a hamstring injury.

    Advice: It was just an informal session with the Falcons coming off Thursday Night Football. Smith wasn't announced with an injury against the Bucs. He should be considered day to day, and likely to serve in his reserve change-of-pace role for Week 4. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:42 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    1.78 (2564th)
  • Rex Burkhead to resume practicing
    Bengals RB Rex Burkhead (knee) will resume practicing this week.

    Advice: Burkhead should be ready to return following the Bengals' Week 4 bye. He'll slot in as the Bengals' No. 4 back behind Giovani Bernard, Jeremy Hill and Cedric Peerman. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:15 am
     
    Questionable
    Bye
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2325th)
  • Jamaal Charles will practice for Week 4
    Jamaal Charles (ankle) will practice this week.

    Advice: It's not exactly a surprise since Charles practiced last week, but he should be worked out with an eye toward starting against the Patriots. The game is on Monday night, so Charles will have an extra day to get ready after he couldn't convince the Chiefs' coaching staff to suit him up for Week 3. We tentatively expect Charles to start and serve in his normal role, sending handcuff Knile Davis back to the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:47 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    15.51 (10th)
  • Tolbert has 'hairline fracture,' out for Wk 4
    Panthers RB Mike Tolbert has been diagnosed with a "hairline fracture" in his leg, and ruled out for Week 4.

    Advice: He's week to week. Tolbert took a big hit late in Sunday's loss, but it was unclear how serious it was since the game was almost over. With Jonathan Stewart battling a "severely" sprained knee, DeAngelo Williams could have the Panthers' backfield all to himself for Week 4 if he can get over his thigh injury. If not, the Panthers will be down to Fozzy Whittaker (quad) and Darrin Reaves. It's a big concern for a banged up Cam Newton. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:25 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2260th)
  • Foster (hamstring) says he's 'day to day'
    Speaking Monday, Arian Foster (hamstring) called himself "day to day"

    Advice: Players are typically bubbling over with enthusiasm when they expect to return, so Foster should be considered highly questionable for the time being. Foster hasn't exactly been the most enlightening with the media of late, however, so it's possible this is just his form of a non-answer. Coach Bill O'Brien will update his status in Monday's presser. For now, Foster owners need to keep Alfred Blue on speed dial for Week 4. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:10 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.01 (17th)
  • Panthers optimistic on DeAngelo for Week 4
    Coach Ron Rivera sounded confident Monday about getting DeAngelo Williams (thigh) back for Week 4.

    Advice: Williams was close to playing against the Steelers on Sunday night, but wasn't quite ready. Perhaps it was for the best, as both Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert went down with injury. The Panthers may have to ride Williams hard against the Ravens in Week 4. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:51 am
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.70 (48th)
  • Jonathan Stewart and Tolbert headed for MRIs
    Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert will both have MRIs Monday.

    Advice: The Panthers aren't revealing any information yet, but both looked like knee issues on Sunday night. Neither injury appeared overly serious, but the MRI could very well find sprains. DeAngelo Williams (thigh) would get a boost in Week 4 if both Stewart and Tolbert sit. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:42 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2260th)
  • Bucs confident Doug Martin will return Week 4
    The Bucs are reportedly confident that Doug Martin (knee) will return for Week 4 against the Steelers.

    Advice: Martin was a late scratch last Thursday night, giving Bobby Rainey a chance to run toward the lead of this committee. Instead, Rainey lost two fumbles, averaged 3.72 YPC and the Bucs got whipped 56-14 by the Falcons. In other words, things couldn't have gone much better for Martin owners. If truly healthy, he'll likely start against a Steelers defense that is both shaky and injured. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:48 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.62 (65th)
  • MarQueis Gray fills in for Rudolph
    MarQueis Gray was the Vikings' primary pass-catching tight end after Kyle Rudolph (groin) left late in Sunday's loss to the Saints.

    Advice: Gray, an H-back type, saw no targets on 11 snaps. If Rudolph is going to miss time, the Vikings will theoretically need to force feed Cordarrelle Patterson more. They've oddly shown no urgency in that department yet. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:34 am
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    1.67 (2519th)
  • Eddie Lacy, GB run game is at a loss
    Eddie Lacy said the Packers have to figure out better ways to run the ball.

    Advice: "I don't know if I have to be more patient or speed things up but one way or another I'm responsible for the run game," Lacy said after rushing 11 times for 36 yards in Sunday's loss to the Lions. Perhaps it's just a case of playing three of the league's best run defenses in a row to start the season: Seahawks, Jets, Lions. We wouldn't be selling Lacy low with cupcake matchups against the Bears and Vikings on deck. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:36 am
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.92 (37th)
  • Mike Tolbert totals 24 yards in loss
    Mike Tolbert rushed three times for four yards in Sunday night's Week 3 loss to the Steelers

    Advice: Tolbert took over lead-back duties after Jonathan Stewart left in the fourth quarter with a knee injury. He secured all three of his targets in the pass game for 20 yards. Tolbert also briefly exited with knee issue, but it didn't appear to be a major concern. With DeAngelo Williams expected to return next week, Tolbert isn't on the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:52 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2260th)
  • LeGarrette Blount rumbles for 118 yards, TD
    LeGarrette Blount had 10 carries for 118 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 3 win over the Panthers.

    Advice: Blount took over for Le'Veon Bell late in the second half and had a 50-yard run in garbage time. He trucked Panthers FS Thomas DeCoud for an eight-yard touchdown. Blount also did one of his signature hurdles over CB Antoine Cason. The Steelers offensive line dominated the Panthers front-four, with Blount and Bell both rushing for over 100 yards. Blount should see more late-game opportunities in Week 4 against the Bucs. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:42 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    3.68 (1890th)
  • Le'Veon Bell rushes for 147 yards on Panthers
    Le'Veon Bell rushed 21 times for 147 yards in Sunday night's Week 3 win over the Panthers.

    Advice: He added two catches for 10 yards. Bell's highlight of the night was an 81-yard run in the third quarter. He was held out of the end-zone for the second straight week, but continues to look like one of the league's most complete backs. Bell has 461 total yards heading into Week 4. He's locked in as a matchup-proof RB1. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:32 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.55 (15th)
  • DeAngelo Williams, Cotchery inactive for CAR
    Panthers declared DeAngelo Williams (thigh) and Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring) inactive for Sunday night's Week 3 game against the Steelers.

    Advice: It's a surprise as the Panthers repeatedly said they expected Williams to suit up. Instead, it'll be Jonathan Stewart as the starter and flex option in a plus matchup at home against a weak Pittsburgh defense. With Cotchery out, the Panthers' top-two wideouts will be Kelvin Benjamin and Jason Avant. The rest of their inactives: QB Joe Webb, S Tre Boston, RB Fozzy Whittaker, G Andrew Norwell and David OT Foucoult. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:02 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.70 (48th)
  • Report: Danny Woodhead's season likely over
    A source tells FOX Sports that Danny Woodhead will likely need season-ending surgery on his ankle.

    Advice: Woodhead reportedly suffered a severe high ankle sprain with a fractured fibula during Sunday's Week 3 win at Buffalo. It's an underrated and major loss for the Chargers, especially with Ryan Mathews (knee) expected out another 3-4 weeks. Look for more heavy volume for Donald Brown, with Branden Oliver mixing in as well. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:18 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2276th)
  • Alf shakes off injury but doesn't score
    Alfred Morris rushed 23 times for 77 yards in Sunday's Week 3 loss at Philadelphia.

    Advice: Owners got a scare when Morris twisted his knee while pass blocking, but he quickly came back into the game and looked fine. Unfortunately, he missed out on the only goal-line chance of the day as Roy Helu was on the field in a hurry-up set and converted. We know that Alf is a zero in the pass game, so he's not going to score many fantasy points when he doesn't get in the end zone. He'll be a borderline RB1 in non-PPR only when the Redskins host the Giants in Week 4. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:28 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    13.58 (20th)
  • Sankey totals 70 yards in Week 3 loss to CIN
    Bishop Sankey rushed for 61 yards on ten carries in the Titans' Week 3 loss to the Bengals.

    Advice: Sankey tied Shonn Greene for the team lead in carries, and added one catch for nine yards. Greene got the start, and the Titans were getting blown out, so Sankey got plenty of work in the second half. Greene is still the leader of this backfield, but Sankey is closing in on him. Sankey needs to remain on rosters in 12- and 14-team leagues. His role has been growing each week. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:42 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    5.07 (195th)
  • Reggie Bush drops 99 yards on Packers
    Reggie Bush rushed 12 times for 61 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' Week 3 win over the Packers, adding six catches for an additional 38 yards.

    Advice: The Lions had surprisingly little running room against the Packers' light front seven, but Bush busted the biggest play of the day in a low-scoring game, dashing 26 yards to the end zone in the fourth quarter. Bush looked like he was shot out of a cannon on a sweep to the left side, getting up the sideline in a hurry. Bush has only 27 rush attempts through the Lions' first three games, but has compensated with 14 catches. He's a high-upside RB2/FLEX in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:42 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    8.56 (83rd)
  • Woodhead will undergo further tests Sun night
    Chargers coach Mike McCoy said Danny Woodhead (ankle) would undergo further testing on Sunday night.

    Advice: Woodhead was carted off the field after his first carry of the Chargers' Week 3 game. His ankle was caught up under a tackler's arm on the play, and he was quickly ruled out for the day. The Chargers have not given an official diagnosis, but the injury looked to be severe. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:32 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2276th)
  • Eddie Lacy bottled up again as Packers lose
    Eddie Lacy was bottled up in the Packers' Week 3 loss to the Lions, rushing 11 times for only 36 yards, also losing a fumble.

    Advice: He added one catch for nine yards, and was also stopped for a safety. The fumble was Lacy's first since last Week 1. Lacy looked a bit lethargic today, but a good run defense - Lacy has faced three of the league's best in the season's first three weeks - can do that. Things finally open up in Week 4, where the Pack travel to Chicago to take on the Bears' bottom-three run unit. The Bears will be playing on a short week. Lacy should finally start earning his RB1 money. Frustration is understandable, but trading Lacy now would be the ultimate sell low. There should be much better days ahead. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:23 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.92 (37th)
  • Dolphins declare Week 3 inactives
    Dolphins declared RB Knowshon Moreno, C Mike Pouncey, LB Jordan Tripp, OL Shelley Smith, OL Billy Turner, DE Terrence Fede, and LB Koa Misi inactive for Week 3 against the Chiefs.

    Advice: Lamar Miller gets the start at tailback, with Damien Williams expected to back him up. Misi was expected to play in this game, so his inactivity was a surprise. Misi's absence is good news for Knile Davis' matchup. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:58 am
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2295th)
  • Jamaal Charles inactive against the Dolphins
    Jamaal Charles is inactive for Week 3 against the Dolphins.

    Advice: The Chiefs will attempt to feature Knile Davis at Miami. In addition to Charles, Kansas City's Week 3 inactives are QB Aaron Murray, WR Albert Wilson, RB De'Anthony Thonas, S Eric Berry, OG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, and DE Damion Square. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:56 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    15.51 (10th)
  • Danny Woodhead carted off with ankle injury
    Danny Woodhead was carted off the field after suffering an ankle injury against the Bills.

    Advice: Woodhead's ankle bent awkwardly underneath him as he was tackled on his first carry of the game. He is out for the rest of the game. Donald Brown and rookie Branden Oliver will see extensive work with Woodhead sidelined. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:14 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2276th)
  • Glazer: Jamaal Charles not expected to play
    FOX's Jay Glazer confirms that Jamaal Charles (ankle) is not expected to play in Sunday's late game against the Dolphins.

    Advice: Charles clearly doesn't have a true high-ankle sprain, but he remains sore. Glazer said Andy Reid will likely err on the side of caution. "Unless something happens later today to convince Reid that Charles is 100 percent, Charles will be down today," said Glazer. Knile Davis can be penciled into lineups as a volume back against a very good Dolphins run defense. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:29 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    15.51 (10th)
  • Woodhead listed as starter against Bills
    RB Danny Woodhead has been listed as the starting running back for the Chargers against the Bills Week 3.

    Advice: Donald Brown is expected to take over most of Ryan Mathews' (knee) early-down work, but Woodhead should have a big role as well. Brown is the still the superior fantasy play, but both players are startable in every format. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:07 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2276th)
  • Arian Foster inactive vs. NYG; Blue to start
    Arian Foster (hamstring) is officially inactive for Week 3 against the Giants.

    Advice: Foster's league-high 55 carries have already caught up to him. He entered the season as one of the most high-risk players. Look for the Texans to turn to a committee approach against the Giants, with Alfred Blue the most likely for fantasy production as a FLEX option. Jonathan Grimes and Ronnie Brown will also play. Working in their favor is that the Giants are missing MLB Jon Beason. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:26 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.01 (17th)
  • Report: Charles not expected to play vs. Fins
    Appearing on GameDay Morning, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Jamaal Charles (ankle) is not expected to play Sunday against the Dolphins.

    Advice: Rapoport reported earlier in the morning that Charles had a "real chance" to suit up against Miami. The Chiefs will put Charles through a pre-game workout, so he's still a true game-time decision. The situation remains fluid. If Charles can't go, Knile Davis will be dropped into his role as an every-down workhorse. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:36 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    15.51 (10th)
  • Jamaal Charles has 'real chance' to play Sun.
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Jamaal Charles' ankle injury is more of a bruise than a high-ankle sprain, and he has a "real chance" to play against the Dolphins.

    Advice: Charles is still considered a game-time decision, and a true 50-50 one. And unfortunately, the Chiefs and Dolphins don't kick off until 4:25 ET, so we may not know Charles' status before the early games start. Ideally, Charles owners would have Knile Davis rostered as a handcuff. As of right now, we can't feel all that comfortable with either Charles or Davis in daily-league lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:14 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    15.51 (10th)
  • RapSheet: Arian Foster likely out vs. Giants
    Appearing on GameDay First, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Arian Foster (hamstring) is a "long shot" to play against the Giants on Sunday.

    Advice: It appears Foster's league-high 55 carries have already caught up to him. As a 28-year-old workhorse with past hamstring issues, Foster simply can't hold up to this insane workload. It's likely to be the Alfred Blue show this week against the G-Men, with Ronnie Brown mixing in on passing downs. Blue has some RB2/FLEX appeal in this run-heavy offense. The Giants are missing MLB Jon Beason. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:42 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.01 (17th)
  • Chris Johnson probable for Week 3
    Chris Johnson (ankle) is probable for Monday night's Week 3 game against the Bears.

    Advice: Johnson missed a few practice reps this week, but will be ready to roll in a favorable matchup. Unfortunately for Johnson, he's clearly the less effective back between he and Chris Ivory. But the Jets continue to give Johnson more touches. We prefer Ivory in fantasy. Johnson is barely on the FLEX radar this week. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:48 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.79 (105th)
  • Ravens promote RB Fitzgerald Toussaint
    Ravens signed RB Fitzgerald Toussaint from their practice squad.

    Advice: It's a sign that Bernard Pierce (questionable, thigh) could be held out this week. Toussaint will provide depth behind Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:29 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2238th)
  • Lions want to get Reggie Bush more chances
    Lions OC Joe Lombardi said he'd like to get Reggie Bush more opportunities.

    Advice: Through two weeks, Joique Bell has out-snapped Bush 77-62 and out-touched him 32-23. It makes sense as Bell is the more complete and younger back, but Bush makes for a fine Week 3 play. He's home on the fast Ford Field turf, is facing a Packers defense that gives up chunk plays and the game has the week's highest over/under (53). Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:10 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    8.56 (83rd)
  • Texans list Foster (hamstring) 'questionable'
    Arian Foster (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Giants.

    Advice: Foster was limited in practice all week. Although Foster's availability is not known to be in danger against the G-Men, this is a reminder of his durability woes. He leads the NFL in carries through two games. Foster also has a scary injury history when it comes to hamstrings. It's worth noting Alfred Blue ran ahead of Jonathan Grimes in Week 2, and saw 11 carries to Grimes' three. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:03 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.01 (17th)
  • Jamaal Charles shaping up as game-time call
    Jamaal Charles (ankle, questionable) was limited in Chiefs practice Friday.

    Advice: "He did OK," coach Andy Reid said after the workout. "He looked a little sore, but he did OK." Charles is shaping up as a game-time decision in Sunday's afternoon tilt with the Dolphins. Considering the game's late start and Charles' inability to practice fully, he won't be a recommended Week 3 FanDuel option. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:47 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    15.51 (10th)
  • Panthers expect DeAngelo to play vs. Steelers
    DeAngelo Williams (thigh) is officially listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Steelers.

    Advice: Coach Ron Rivera once again said he expects to have Williams for Sunday Night Football. He has some FLEX appeal in a plus matchup. The concern with Williams is he doesn't score touchdowns. Owners should be aiming higher. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:04 am
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.70 (48th)
  • Mike Tolbert (chest) practices again Friday
    Mike Tolbert (chest) practiced again on Friday and is probable for Week 3 versus Pittsburgh.

    Advice: Tolbert took what he called the hardest hit of his career from DT Nick Fairley. He had trouble breathing and will wear extra padding against the Steelers. Jonathan Stewart could see extra looks in the red zone with Tolbert not at 100 percent. Both would be desperation plays with DeAngelo Williams (thigh) back. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:48 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2260th)
  • DeAngelo Williams returns to practice Friday
    DeAngelo Williams (thigh) returned to practice Friday.

    Advice: Williams has steadily progressed all week after sitting out last Sunday against the Lions. Expect him to be listed as questionable on the injury report, but suit up versus the Steelers' sieve-like run defense. Williams will be in the RB2/3 mix. His upside is obviously capped by not playing in the red zone. Mike Tolbert (chest) and Jonathan Stewart are both healthy as touchdown vultures. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:42 am
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.70 (48th)
  • Knowshon Moreno aiming for Week 6 return
    Knowshon Moreno (elbow) has told teammates that he plans to be back in the lineup Week 6.

    Advice: Moreno was originally given a 4-8 week timetable for recovery after dislocating his elbow last week against the Bills. A Week 6 return would be right at four weeks, and comes directly after the Dolphins' Week 5 bye. Players are always more optimistic about their own injuries, so we're not going to hold Moreno to this. Owners need to continue to stash Moreno. Lamar Miller will handle lead-back duties in his absence. Damien Williams and Orleans Darkwa are Nos. 2 and 3. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:07 am
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2295th)
  • Antone Smith finds pay dirt in easy win
    Antone Smith rushed four times for 50 yards and a touchdown in Atlanta's Week 3 win over the Bucs, also losing a fumble.

    Advice: Smith's score was one of his patented big plays, as he rushed 38 yards through a tired and miserable Bucs defense to put the Falcons up 56-0 in the fourth quarter. He found the hole, then the edge and was off to the races. Smith's fumble came at the Bucs' one-yard line the end of a shifty 10-yard scamper in the second quarter. Smith has proven time and again he's worthy of more work as a change-of-pace back, but the Falcons don't appear ready to give it to him. That keeps him off the radar in 12-14 team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:15 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    1.78 (2564th)
  • Mike Tolbert back at Panthers practice Thurs.
    Mike Tolbert (chest) returned to Panthers practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

    Advice: It puts Tolbert on track to operate as a Week 3 battering ram, though how he feels on Friday will be key. With DeAngelo Williams (thigh) trending toward a return, as well, Tolbert's status is less important than it was in Week 2. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:57 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2260th)
  • Doug Martin officially ruled out for Week 3
    Doug Martin (knee) is inactive for Week 3 against the Falcons.

    Advice: The Bucs had been hinting all week that Martin would suit up, but that changed Thursday afternoon. His absence leaves Bobby Rainey as a high-upside RB2 against a Falcons defense that's gotten smoked by the run the past two weeks. Rainey will be spelled by Mike James. Martin is week to week, with a strong chance at returning in Week 4. It could be as a backup if Rainey has another big game, however. Also inactive for the Bucs are DT Gerald McCoy, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, LB Mason Foster, OT Kevin Pamphile, OG Kadeem Edwards and OG Rishaw Johnson. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:58 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.62 (65th)
  • Arian Foster (hamstring) still limited Thurs.
    Arian Foster (hamstring) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: It's always notable when someone with Foster's injury history misses practice time, but we've yet to see anything to suggest his Week 3 status is in doubt. The Texans are almost certainly just limiting their workhorse's reps after he carried the ball a combined 55 times in Weeks 1-2. Foster's status will be updated on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:04 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.01 (17th)
  • Jamaal Charles officially limited on Thursday
    Jamaal Charles (ankle) was officially limited in Thursday's return to practice.

    Advice: It's quite possible the Chiefs are just trying to confuse the situation for the Dolphins, but reporters present for practice noted that Charles was moving well, and even cutting in position drills. What's clear is that Charles does not have a traditional high-ankle sprain, if he has one at all. For now, he should be considered slightly less than 50-50 to play. Even if Charles did suit up against Miami, it's quite possible he'd be on a snap count. His status should be updated multiple times over the next 24 hours. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:46 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    15.51 (10th)
  • 'Good chance' Doug Martin (knee) is inactive
    CBS' Jason La Canfora confirms there's a "good chance" Doug Martin (knee) is inactive Thursday against the Falcons.

    Advice: Per La Canfora, even if Martin does dress, there's "not much expectation of him being involved." It's going to be the Bobby Rainey show against a run defense that's allowed 309 yards through its first two games. Rainey can be used as a plug-and-play RB2. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:36 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.62 (65th)
  • DeAngelo Williams still not practicing
    DeAngelo Williams (thigh) remained out of Panthers practice Thursday, but did a "lot of work on the side."

    Advice: Speaking after practice, coach Ron Rivera said he's "not that concerned" about D-Will's status, indicating he'll be a go for Sunday night's game against the Steelers. Rivera's tune might change if Williams can't practice on Friday, but for now he's on track to suit up for Week 3. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:58 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.70 (48th)
  • Charles surprisingly back at Chiefs practice
    Jamaal Charles (ankle) returned to Chiefs practice Thursday.

    Advice: Per ESPN's Adam Teicher, Charles participated in warmups, spent a "brief period" being tended to by the team's trainer and then joined position drills. Charles was apparently even "cutting through cones." It would suggest Charles isn't dealing with a high-ankle sprain at all, and that the Chiefs have been misapplying the phrase. There's still more reason to believe Charles will sit than suit up this weekend, but we obviously don't have enough information right now. Charles owners should not count on him being active for Week 3, while Knile Davis owners simply need to sit tight. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:41 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    15.51 (10th)
  • Chris Johnson (ankle) limited on Thursday
    Chris Johnson was limited in Thursday's practice with an ankle injury.

    Advice: The Jets are almost certainly just limiting CJ?K's reps. We haven't seen any reason to worry about his Week 3 status. Johnson has an enticing matchup in the Bears, but we expect Chris Ivory to be the main beneficiary. Johnson is an uninspiring RB3. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:29 am
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.79 (105th)
  • Report: Doug Martin likely to sit on Thursday
    According NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Doug Martin (knee) is unlikely to play in Thursday night's game against the Falcons.

    Advice: Martin will test out his knee pregame before the Bucs make his status official. But it's now crystal clear that Bobby Rainey is a borderline RB1 play against a Falcons defense that has already given up 284 yards and five touchdowns to opponent tailbacks. Reports already had the hot Rainey, growing into a coaching staff favorite, in line to start the game. He also started against the Falcons in Week 11 of last year, going for 167 total yards on 32 touches and scoring three touchdowns. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:11 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.62 (65th)
  • Rainey to start over Doug Martin Thursday?
    The Tampa Bay Times says Bobby Rainey will start Thursday's game against the Falcons.

    Advice: "Not just because of Doug Martin's knee. Coaches really like [Rainey]," said beat writer Rick Stroud. To be clear, this looks like educated speculation, not sourced reporting. Coach Lovie Smith has declined to name a starter, only saying he wants to use a committee. But it's not that far-fetched to think that the Bucs want to ride Rainey's hot hand after he put up 174 total yards on 25 touches in Week 2. It's a messy situation, but at this point we'd give Rainey the edge as the better flex play in this cake matchup. Martin is averaging a pathetic 3.41 YPC over the last two seasons (seven games). Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:23 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.62 (65th)
  • McCarthy regrets not getting Lacy more work
    Coach Mike McCarthy said he regretted not getting Eddie Lacy more touches in the Week 2 win over the Jets.

    Advice: Lacy got just three first-half carries as the Packers fell behind 21-3. And just like the Seahawks, the Jets chose to play with a single high safety for much of the game. That aggressive kind of scheme won't be a weekly occurrence though, as the vast majority of defensive coordinators will fear Aaron Rodgers and play coverage. Lacy has another difficult matchup in Week 3 against the Lions, but then the floodgates will open. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 5:22 am
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.92 (37th)
  • Arian Foster dealing with hamstring injury
    Arian Foster was limited in Wednesday's practice with a hamstring injury.

    Advice: Foster has been dealing with a rib issue the last two weeks, but this is a new injury. The fact he was limited Wednesday indicates that he'll play through it. Foster remains on track for Week 3 against the Giants. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:27 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.01 (17th)
  • Doug Martin officially listed as questionable
    Doug Martin (knee) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game against the Falcons.

    Advice: Despite the questionable tag, Martin practiced all week and is expected to play. He ran with the first-team offense and appears on track to start. Martin will be an RB2/3 against the Falcons' bottom-ten run defense. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:35 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.62 (65th)
  • Pettine confirms Tate not expected to play
    Browns coach Mike Pettine doesn't expect Ben Tate (knee) to play this week.

    Advice: Tate was never expected to play and is targeting a Week 5 return. Terrance West is locked in as an RB2/3 for Sunday's game against the Ravens. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:42 am
     
    Out
    Bye
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2216th)
  • Jamaal Charles (ankle) misses practice Wed.
    Jamaal Charles (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: As expected. Charles is dealing with a high-ankle sprain, though it's believed to be of the mild variety. He's unlikely to suit up this week against the Dolphins. Knile Davis will have RB1/2 value as the Chiefs' every-down workhorse. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:16 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    15.51 (10th)
  • Mike Tolbert unable to practice Wednesday
    Mike Tolbert (chest) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Tolbert is day to day after suffering a chest injury in Sunday's win. The Panthers are hoping he can return to practice later this week. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:15 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2260th)
  • DeAngelo Williams doesn't practice Wednesday
    DeAngelo Williams (thigh) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: The Panthers expect Williams to return this week, but the fact that he's still not practicing isn't a good sign. He should be considered questionable for Sunday night's game against the Steelers. Jonathan Stewart ran for 37 yards and a touchdown in place of Williams and will continue to handle all first-team work. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:13 am
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.70 (48th)
  • Bears waive reserve RB Shaun Draughn
    Bears waived RB Shaun Draughn.

    Advice: It's a bit surprising, as Draughn outplayed rookie Ka'Deem Carey in training camp, while undrafted free agent Senorise Perry is the only other running back on the Bears' roster. Carey was already Matt Forte's handcuff, but it's now set in stone. Going on 27, Draughn has averaged 3.7 yards on his 63 career carries. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:02 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2318th)
  • Doug Martin (knee) practicing on Tuesday
    Doug Martin (knee) participated in Tuesday's practice, and was running with the first-team offense.

    Advice: It's a sign the Bucs fully expect Martin to go for Thursday night's game against the Falcons. The question is what his role will be. Martin struggled mightily in Week 1, while backup Bobby Rainey went off against the Rams in his absence in Week 2. For now, owners should consider Martin a borderline RB2 against a Falcons run defense that's been gashed through the season's first two games. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:00 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.62 (65th)
  • Panthers expect DeAngelo Williams back Sunday
    The Panthers expect DeAngelo Williams (thigh) to return for Sunday night's game against the Steelers.

    Advice: Williams missed last week's win over the Lions after a thigh injury flared up on him. Assuming he gets through practice without a setback, he'll be ready to share the load with Jonathan Stewart in a plus matchup against Pittsburgh. Both backs will be low-upside RB3 types thanks to the cap on touches. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:31 am
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.70 (48th)
  • Mike Tolbert (chest) day to day
    Mike Tolbert (chest) could miss practice time this week.

    Advice: Tolbert suffered a bruised sternum on a goal-line carry. He should be considered day to day. With DeAngelo Williams and Fozzy Whittaker also dealing with injuries, Jonathan Stewart is the Panthers' only healthy running back. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:29 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2260th)
  • Browns: Ben Tate 'probably' out for Week 3
    Speaking at Monday's presser, Browns coach Mike Pettine said Ben Tate (knee) "probably" won't return for Week 3.

    Advice: Almost all signs suggest there's no "probably" about it, and that Tate won't suit up against the Ravens. Tate hinted last week that he's targeting a return after the Browns' Week 4 bye. Terrance West filled in ably against the Saints, and will remain in the RB2 conversation for as long as Tate is sidelined. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 15, 1:32 pm
     
    Out
    Bye
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2216th)
  • Lovie hints Doug Martin should play Thursday
    Coach Lovie Smith suggested Doug Martin (knee) would have participated Monday if the Bucs had held a practice.

    Advice: As beat writer Rick Stroud notes, it means Martin is "in play" for Thursday night's game at Atlanta. The Falcons have been gashed by the run game through two weeks -- surrendering a league-high five rushing TDs -- but Martin's role isn't entirely clear. Bobby Rainey went off for 22-144 and 3-30 in the pass game during Sunday's loss to St. Louis. This may be an even RBBC with Martin back. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 15, 1:20 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.62 (65th)
  • Texans: We'll try to lighten Foster's load
    Speaking Monday, coach Bill O'Brien said the Texans will try to do a better job of "(spreading) out" carries going forward.

    Advice: Arian Foster has taken the rock an absurd 55 times through the Texans' first two games, putting him on pace for 440 carries. That would break Larry Johnson's single-season record by 24. Owners may cringe at the idea of a reduced workload, but it's not like Foster would suddenly be a part of a committee. The Texans have to scale back his work to keep him healthy. Even a scaled-back Foster would be a locked-in RB1, and among the league leaders in totes. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 15, 12:37 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.01 (17th)
  • Danny Woodhead's role may not change much
    The Union-Tribune San Diego suggests Danny Woodhead's role may not change much despite Ryan Mathews' multi-week knee injury.

    Advice: Specifically, beat reporter Michael Gehlken anticipates Donald Brown "absorbing the bulk" of Mathews' old early-down work, while Woodhead "remain(s) in a role fairly similar to the one he currently occupies." Woodhead has led San Diego's backfield snaps in each of the first two weeks, but only has 18 touches to show for it. The superior fantasy bet will be Brown, although Woodhead will certainly be on the radar as a flex option in PPR leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 15, 11:17 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2276th)
  • JC's injury 'doesn't look to be real severe'
    Chiefs coach Andy Reid says Jamaal Charles' high-ankle sprain "doesn't look to be a real severe one."

    Advice: "But it does have the component of a high-ankle sprain," Reid added in fluent coachspeak. Regardless of Reid's remarks, high-ankle sprains are multi-week injuries, and typically require at least a month's absence. If Charles can come back sooner, the Chiefs may have been stretching the definition of "high-ankle sprain," much like the Bills seemed to do with C.J. Spiller in 2013. Either way, fantasy owners should plan on being without Charles for at least the rest of September. Backup Knile Davis is this week's top waiver add. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 15, 11:14 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    15.51 (10th)
  • DeAngelo Williams working out on Tuesday
    DeAngelo Williams (thigh) will work out on Tuesday, and "see how he is."

    Advice: How Williams feels on Tuesday will determine how much he practices on Wednesday, setting the tone for his Week 3 availability. Right now he should be considered day to day, and an even 50-50 to suit up against Pittsburgh. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 15, 10:20 am
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.70 (48th)
  • Chris Ivory, CJ share snaps evenly again
    Chris Ivory and Chris Johnson each played 27 snaps in Sunday's loss at Green Bay.

    Advice: It's further proof that Johnson is the starter in name only. Through two weeks, CJ?K has 31 touches on 60 snaps and Ivory has 24 touches on 57 snaps. Of course, Ivory has been far more effective as he's averaging 6.30 YPC with two touchdowns on the ground vs. 3.56 YPC and zero rushing touchdowns for Johnson. Ivory will be a flex option against the Bears in Week 3. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 15, 5:32 am
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.95 (127th)
  • Matt Forte held in check by 49ers
    Matt Forte had 12 carries for 21 yards in Sunday night's win over the 49ers.

    Advice: Forte was shut down by the 49ers' run defense, and had five catches for just 15 yards on eight targets. The Bears offense wasn't effective despite scoring four touchdowns, and capitalized off good field position following Colin Kaepernick's second-half interceptions. This might end up as Forte's worst game of the season. Forte has another tough matchup in Week 3 against the Jets. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 9:47 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    16.83 (2nd)
  • Bilal Powell gets six touches in loss
    Bilal Powell rushed four times for 16 yards and caught two passes for 32 yards in Sunday's Week 2 loss at Green Bay.

    Advice: Powell continues to handle himself well as the No. 3 man and part-time third-down back behind Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory. He'll need an injury in front to gain fantasy relevance. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 5:36 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    2.37 (2530th)
  • Chris Johnson finds no room against GB
    Chris Johnson rushed 12 times for 21 yards and caught one pass for zero yards in Sunday's Week 2 loss at Green Bay.

    Advice: It only took one week for the Jets to realize Johnson's big Week 1 game was because he played the Raiders. It's obvious that rugged and powerful Chris Ivory is the better option for the Ground 'N Pound scheme Rex Ryan wants to run. Johnson gets a plus matchup against the Bears at home in Week 3, but he's going to share the carries and snaps pretty evenly with Ivory. The days of CJ as a workhorse are over. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 5:32 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.79 (105th)
  • Chris Ivory gets another TD in loss at GB
    Chris Ivory rushed 13 times for 43 yards with a touchdown and caught one pass for three yards in Sunday's Week 2 loss at Green Bay.

    Advice: Ivory's 3.3 yards per carry isn't impressive until you consider "starter" Chris Johnson rushed 12 times for 21 yards (1.8 YPC). Ivory continues to clearly be the Jets' best runner and the coaches know it, giving him 14 touches compared to 13 for CJ?K. As long as Ivory can stay healthy, he's going to be a weekly candidate for a touchdown and double-digit touches. He gets a dream matchup at home against the Bears in Week 3. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 5:30 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.95 (127th)
  • Eddie Lacy finds tough sledding again
    Eddie Lacy rushed 13 times for 43 yards and caught two passes for 18 yards in Sunday's Week 2 win over the Jets.

    Advice: Lacy's Week 1 concussion was in the rearview mirror, but a rough matchup was not. The Jets' elite front seven gave up no holes and were sure-handed in their tackles, leading to a long run of 10 yards for Lacy. He missed out on a goal-line chance when Aaron Rodgers went play-action from the 1-yard line and hit Randall Cobb for a score. Lacy has another very difficult in Week 3 against the Lions, but then gets two good spots against the Bears and Vikings. Owners need to hang on tight and wait for the tide to turn. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 4:58 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.92 (37th)
  • Danny Woodhead totals 60 yards in victory
    Danny Woodhead rushed eight times for 32 yards in San Diego's Week 2 win over the Seahawks, adding four catches for an additional 28 yards.

    Advice: A typical day at the office for the Chargers' change-of-pace/passing-down back, though his role could be expanding with Ryan Mathews awaiting an MRI on his knee. Were Mathews to miss time, we'd expect Donald Brown to carry the mail on early downs, but for Woodhead to exceed the 11.4 touches he averaged in 2013. He'd be an RB3 in standard leagues, and legit RB2 in PPR formats. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 4:53 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2276th)
  • Arian Foster gashes Raiders for 150 yards, TD
    Arian Foster rushed 28 times for 138 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' Week 2 win over the Raiders, adding two catches for 12 yards.

    Advice: He's now on pace for 440 carries this season after toting the rock 27 times in Week 1 and adding 28 rushing attempts in Sunday's 30-14 drubbing of Oakland. Foster's fantasy owners should actually be hoping coach Bill O'Brien scales back Foster's workload in an effort to keep the centerpiece of his offense healthy. For now, of course, Foster remains an elite RB1 and every-down back on a team that knows it must run the football voluminously to stay competitive. Expect another mammoth workload in Week 3 against the 0-2 Giants. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 4:24 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.01 (17th)
  • Mike Tolbert gets 7 touches in Week 2 victory
    Mike Tolbert was thrown for -5 yards on four carries and caught three passes for 33 yards in the Panthers' Week 2 win over the Lions.

    Advice: The Lions' defensive front lived in the Panthers' backfield in this one, and Jonathan Stewart got the nod ahead of Tolbert in a fourth-quarter scoring situation, with Stewart powering in from two yards out. Tolbert now has 16 touches through two games. With DeAngelo Williams (thigh) likely to return sooner rather than later, it's hard to get behind Tolbert having any fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 2:51 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2260th)
  • Knowshon Moreno (elbow) to miss 4-8 weeks
    Knowshon Moreno (elbow) is expected to miss 4-8 weeks.

    Advice: Moreno dislocated his elbow in Sunday's loss at Buffalo, an injury that recently landed Tyler Eifert on IR with a designation to return. He also suffered a possible fracture. It leaves Lamar Miller as the clear-cut starter going forward, with Damien Williams as the primary backup. Orleans Darkwa projects as the No. 3 runner. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 2:35 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2295th)
  • Reggie Bush gets 8 touches in Week 2
    Reggie Bush managed 26 yards on six carries and caught 2-of-3 targets for six yards in the Lions' Week 2 loss to Carolina.

    Advice: Whereas Bush has handled 23 touches through two weeks, Joique Bell has gotten 32, and is gobbling up all of the Lions' goal-line running chances. Still, fantasy owners need to give Bush a pass for this weak stat line and fire him up as a high-ceiling RB2 play against Green Bay's porous defense in Week 3. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 2:32 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    8.56 (83rd)
  • Bishop Sankey notches only two carries
    Bishop Sankey improved from No. 4 to No. 2 on the depth chart in Tennessee's Week 2 loss, but rushed just twice for three yards.

    Advice: Sankey wasn't targeted in the passing game. Sankey got the rock much earlier than he did in Week 1, getting a look on Tennessee's second series. He still ended up getting out-touched by Dexter McCluster, however, and appears further than ever from early-season fantasy relevance. Shonn Greene has goal-line duties on lockdown, while McCluster will be a thorn in Sankey's side as a COP back. Sankey remains worth stashing in 12-14 team leagues, but it could be a while before you use him. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 2:26 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    5.07 (195th)
  • Knowshon Moreno has a dislocated elbow
    Knowshon Moreno sustained a dislocated left elbow in Sunday's Week 2 loss at Buffalo.

    Advice: Moreno got his arm bent awkwardly by Bills LB Nigel Bradham. He'll head for further testing to determine the severity and how long he'll be out. Lamar Miller finished out Sunday as the feature back, finishing with 11 carries for 46 yards and two catches for seven yards. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 1:47 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2295th)
  • Alfred Morris converts two goal-line reps
    Alfred Morris rushed 22 times for 85 yards with two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 2 blowout of the Jaguars.

    Advice: Morris got three first-half carries from inside the 2-yard line, converting two of them for scores. He continues to run as a Marshawn Lynch kind of two-down battering ram, consistently piling up yards after contact at an exceptional clip. Morris gets a tough matchup in Week 2 as he has to face the Eagles' underrated run defense on the road, but he'll be a borderline RB1 in standard scoring leagues. Kirk Cousins is at least as good of a bet to move the offense into the red zone as Robert Griffin. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 1:20 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    13.58 (20th)
  • Eddie Lacy ready to go for Packers
    Eddie Lacy (concussion) is active for Sunday's game against the Jets.

    Advice: Lacy quickly progressed through the concussion protocols, getting a full week of practice in. He's ready to rock as a battering ram, although the Jets' front seven has the potential to be suffocating. The Packers inactives: Scott Tolzien, Demetri Goodson, Carl Bradford, Brad Jones, Bryan Bulaga, Jeff Janis and Jayrone Elliott. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 12:04 pm
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.92 (37th)
  • Doug Martin officially inactive against Rams
    Doug Martin (knee) is officially inactive for Week 2 against the Rams.

    Advice: Bobby Rainey is expected to get the start, with Mike James as the only other health running back on the roster as Rainey's backup. Rainey is on the back end of the RB2 radar against a Rams defense that plays the run decently well. Also inactive for the Bucs are RE Michael Johnson, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, CB Rashaan Melvin, OL Kevin Pamphile, OL Kadeem Edwards, and OL Rishaw Johnson. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 11:35 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.62 (65th)
  • Moreno ruled out for game with elbow injury
    Knowshon Moreno left Sunday's Week 2 game against the Bills with a left elbow injury.

    Advice: Moreno's arm bent backward on a tackle from Bills LB Nigel Bradham. He was immediately ruled out for the game, finishing with one carry for four yards. This has the look of a potential multi-week injury. Damien Williams will take over as the No. 2 back behind Lamar Miller. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 10:35 am
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2295th)
  • DeAngelo Williams inactive; Stewart to start
    DeAngelo Williams (thigh) is inactive for Week 2 against the Lions.

    Advice: Jonathan Stewart will get the start, though he is expected to rotate with Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker versus a stout Detroit defense. The Panthers' full Week 2 inactive list, beyond Williams, is DE Greg Hardy, QB Joe Webb, S Tre Boston, LB Jason Williams, G Garry Williams, and OL Andrew Norwell. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 8:36 am
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.70 (48th)
  • Moreno, Mike Wallace officially active
    Knowshon Moreno (shoulder) is active for Week 2 against the Bills.

    Advice: Moreno and Mike Wallace were limited in practice this week, but both will play as expected. Miami's inactives are C Mike Pouncey, LB Koa Misi, DL Bruce Gaston, LB Jordan Tripp, OT Jason Fox, DE Terrence Fede, and OL Billy Turner. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 8:35 am
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2295th)
  • Bishop Sankey's role to 'gradually grow?'
    ESPN Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky expects rookie RB Bishop Sankey's offensive role to "gradually grow."

    Advice: Sankey was clearly behind Shonn Greene and Dexter McCluster Week 1, and only had two more touches than career return-man Leon Washington. He is buried on the depth chart, and may need an injury to either Greene or McCluster to earn significant playing time. Sankey is worth a stash, but he should not be in starting lineups Week 2. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 13, 8:49 am
     
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    5.07 (195th)
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