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  • LaVon Brazill signs with Toronto Argonauts
    Suspended free agent WR LaVon Brazill has signed with the CFL's Toronto Argonauts.

    Advice: After repeated violations of the league's substance abuse policy, Brazill was suspended for at least all of the 2014 season. The former Colt will stay involved with football and probably hope to catch on with an NFL team in 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:54 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2029th)
  • Gordon has 'no shot' to have ban overturned
    A source told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that Josh Gordon has "no shot" to have his season-long suspension reduced.

    Advice: Another source told the Plain Dealer Gordon is pursuing all of his legal options, but a league source familiar with NFL cases like Gordon's stated "he has no shot of having the suspension overturned in court. It's over." It's believed the CBA will "trump any involvement" from the courts. The Plain Dealer suggests Roger Goodell could let Gordon apply for reinstatement shortly after the 2014 season if he's a "model citizen." Of course, Gordon was popped for DUI this summer, which isn't going to help his cause. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:47 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Tim Wright has nothing to do with Gronkowski
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms the Patriots' acquisition of Tim Wright has nothing to do with Rob Gronkowski's health.

    Advice: Gronk is a 6-foot-6, 265-pound in-line tight end. Wright is a 6-foot-4, 220-pound college wide receiver. They're completely different players who will play totally different roles. Most signs continue to point to Gronkowski being ready for Week 1, but there are no guarantees. For Gronk drafters, we suggest grabbing Heath Miller or Garrett Graham late as early-season insurance. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:58 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.81 (44th)
  • Tim Wright the Pats' 'new Aaron Hernandez'
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport called Tim Wright the Patriots' "new [Aaron] Hernandez."

    Advice: That's how we also see it. Many figured the Patriots' acquisition of Wright on Tuesday was a sign Rob Gronkowski's path back to the field was going to be halted. That couldn't be further from the truth. Wright is a former college receiver, while Gronkowski is a do-it-all in-line tight end. They're completely different players. While we need to tap the brakes on Wright becoming a top-three fantasy tight end like Hernandez, the Patriots clearly like Wright. It'll take him time to learn the offense, but he may be their future at "move" tight end. He's a back-end TE2. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:49 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.50 (263rd)
  • Wes Welker (concussion) cleared to travel
    Wes Welker (concussion) has been cleared to travel with the Broncos to their preseason finale, but he has yet to be cleared to play.

    Advice: Welker is making his way through the league's protocol at a rapid pace. He's already exercising, but can't yet take on contact in practice. Welker has 11 days to gain clearance for the Broncos' Week 1 opener two Sundays from now. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:36 pm
     
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.23 (129th)
  • Cowboys waive WR Tim Benford
    Cowboys waived WR Tim Benford.

    Advice: Benford spent all of 2012 and 2013 on the Cowboys' practice squad. He caught just 4-of-7 targets for 34 yards this preseason. Benford also dropped a pass. He might be in line for another tour on the practice squad. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:02 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2095th)
  • Packers RBs coach expects big year from Lacy
    Packers RBs coach Sam Gash believes Eddie Lacy is capable of leading the league in rushing and total yards.

    Advice: While Lacy might not be the favorite, he's one of a handful of contenders. He's been dominant this preseason across just 21 offensive snaps, rushing for 61 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries while breaking six tackles. Lacy's also caught two balls for 22 yards. In Aaron Rodgers' starts last season, Lacy averaged 99 yards rushing on 23 carries per game. He's an easy top-five pick. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:14 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.64 (25th)
  • Christine Michael nursing hamstring injury
    Christine Michael missed practice Wednesday with a hamstring injury and won't play in the preseason finale.

    Advice: The Seahawks re-signed RB Demitrius Bronson to carry some of the load Thursday. Michael's preseason ends with 23 carries for 89 yards (3.9 YPC) and one score. He also caught seven balls for 56 yards and another TD. Despite the strong preseason, Michael is still No. 3 on the depth chart. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:07 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.64 (2313th)
  • Daniel Thomas to play in preseason finale
    Daniel Thomas (hamstring) will play in the Dolphins' preseason finale.

    Advice: He better. Thomas is on the roster bubble. He's missed most of camp and the first three preseason games with a balky hamstring. Thomas is competing with UDFAs Damien Williams and Orleans Darkwa for the No. 3 job. No longer on scholarship under ex-GM Jeff Ireland, Thomas needs to turn heads Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:08 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2243rd)
  • Gordon can apply for reinstatement after 2014
    Suspended WR Josh Gordon can apply for reinstatement at the end of the 2014 season.

    Advice: It's technically just a season-long ban for Gordon, not a calendar-year suspension. It's a glimmer of good news. Gordon will be away from the Browns for roughly 5-6 months, as long as he keeps his nose clean. Gordon took and passed over 70 drug tests, but failed the one that led to this suspension by 0.01 nanograms per milliliter. Gordon's agent needs to surround him with good people while he's away from the game. He has a ton of football ahead of him. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:38 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Josh Gordon's ban stands, suspended one year
    Josh Gordon's one-year suspension for violations of the NFL's substance abuse policy has been upheld on appeal.

    Advice: Gordon's one-year suspension begins today, which technically means he won't be allowed around the Browns for 2015 OTAs, minicamp and most of training camp. Perhaps the NFL will grant him reinstatement earlier, based on good behavior and the absurd delay with the appeal ruling. Regardless, the the Browns will now have to go to battle for the whole 2014 season with Jordan Cameron as the centerpiece of their passing game and Andrew Hawkins/Miles Austin as complements. We're confident Gordon, still just 23 years old and brimming with truly special talent, will be back with a vengeance. He's just got some growing up to do. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:38 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Phillip Tanner back with DAL for now
    Cowboys signed RB Phillip Tanner.

    Advice: Tanner was brought back simply to carry the load on Thursday night. Joseph Randle (oblique) and Ryan Williams (groin) are both fighting minor injuries. Look for Tanner to be back on the waiver wire come Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:28 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2218th)
  • Cody Latimer part of red-zone packages
    Cody Latimer is expected to be used in some of the Broncos' red-zone packages.

    Advice: Even if Wes Welker (concussion) suits up Week 1, it sounds like the Broncos have a role for Latimer. At 6'2/215 with exceptionally strong hands and a penchant for winning 50/50 balls, he's a logical candidate to do some Eric Decker things near the goal-line. It's still unclear if Latimer is ahead of Andre Caldwell on the depth chart in base packages -- the veteran ran ahead of the second-round rookie in the third preseason game. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:22 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.89 (265th)
  • Rumblings Josh Gordon decision coming today
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer is "hearing rumblings" that the Josh Gordon decision could come down Wednesday.

    Advice: The lengthy delay has "baffled" the Browns, infuriated fans and confounded fantasy drafters. Hopefully, we'll know exactly how many games Gordon is going to miss this season before nightfall tonight. Given how long the process has taken, it's reasonable to think arbitrator Harold Henderson has been allowing the sides to negotiate some kind of settlement. That would be fantastic news for Gordon, as he's facing a one-year ban from the league. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:08 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Jeremy Hill & Gio Bernard to share carries?
    According to Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson, "it looks like (Giovani) Bernard and (Jeremy) Hill could both get about 200 attempts" on the ground this season.

    Advice: Hobson notes that Hill "changed the tenor" of Cincinnati's third preseason game against Arizona, and expects the rookie's "power running" to be a particular "boon" against division rivals Pittsburgh and Baltimore. Hobson also wonders if BenJarvus Green-Ellis may have played his final game as a Bengal. Clearly the best inside runner on the Bengals' roster, Hill continues to be severely undervalued at his mid-10th-round ADP. If Gio only winds up with 200 carries, it's going to be difficult to reach the 300 touches many have projected him for. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:04 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.48 (154th)
  • Kenny Stills questionable for Week 1
    Kenny Stills (quad) is considered questionable for Week 1.

    Advice: Stills sat out each of the first two preseason games due to his quad and then aggravated it on Saturday night. Recurring soft-tissue injuries are never good, especially this close to the opener. The Saints should play it safe considering all the depth they have at wideout: Marques Colston, Brandin Cooks, Nick Toon, Robert Meachem, Joe Morgan. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:55 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.62 (145th)
  • Browns 'baffled' by delay with Gordon ruling
    Browns sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter that the team is "baffled as to why Josh Gordon ruling has taken so long."

    Advice: It's been nearly four months since news of Gordon's latest failed drug test broke and almost four weeks since his appeal hearing. Yet all we know is that the decision is expected "soon." The lengthy delay in the process has not only jammed up fantasy owners, but is also unfair to the Browns and Gordon. A Stage 3 violation results in a one-year ban, not a 16-game ban. NFL Network's Albert Breer relayed this nugget Wednesday morning: "One theory I've heard that makes sense on the Josh Gordon delay -- Arbitrator would much rather the sides settle than make a call himself." Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:37 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Jacob Tamme a candidate for slot work
    Jacob Tamme is a candidate to get some slot work if Wes Welker (concussion) misses time.

    Advice: Emmanuel Sanders has tons of experience in the slot and would make the most sense there in the event of a Welker absence. But the Broncos would likely mix and match, with Tamme getting some packages. Still, our preferred stash here is Cody Latimer as the best red-zone threat and most talented player. He'd play outside while Sanders goes inside. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:30 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.11 (2319th)
  • Josh Gordon DWI case pushed back to Nov.
    Josh Gordon's DWI hearing has been pushed back to November 18.

    Advice: This DWI has nothing to do with the year-long ban Gordon is facing for failing at least his third drug test. This is a separate incident, as Gordon was pulled over at 3am on July 5th in North Carolina and recorded a .09 BAC. The legal limit is .08. Since the case has not been finalized, it should not have any impact on the pending appeal. Somehow, Harold Henderson and the NFL still hasn't announced their their decision. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:46 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Zach Ertz's route-running draws rave reviews
    Eagles tight ends coach Ted Williams said Zach Ertz is "one of the best route-runners I've ever seen."

    Advice: Long-tabbed as one of the key pieces of the post-DeSean Jackson era in Philly, Ertz has done nothing to squash the hype in camp. Veteran reporter Paul Domowitch goes as far as to mention Ertz in the same breath as Jimmy Graham, Jason Witten and Rob Gronkowski. "Ertz has that kind of ability, that kind of upside," Domowitch says. Although in-line blocking stud Brent Celek remains the starter, the Eagles are going to feature a ton of "12" looks that get Ertz mismatches against linebackers. He'll be a featured player in the red-zone and remains one of our favorite middle-round TE1s. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:16 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.07 (122nd)
  • Wes Welker already in exercise mode
    Wes Welker (concussion) is already in the exercise mode of the concussion protocol.

    Advice: Players that suffer concussions are not allowed to exercise until symptoms have subsided. Considering Welker is just four days removed from his third concussion in nine months, it's a fantastic sign that he's bouncing back well. Welker still has 11 days until the Broncos open up on Sunday Night Football against the Colts. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:03 am
     
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.23 (129th)
  • Chris Polk projected to make final roster
    The Philadelphia Inquirer is projecting Chris Polk to stick on the final roster.

    Advice: Both Jeff McLane and Zach Berman have the Eagles keeping the same four running backs on their 53: LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles, Polk and Kenjon Barner. It leaves Matthew Tucker and Henry Josey as practice squad candidates. Polk, who is back practicing despite a nasty hamstring pull, projects as the primary runner should anything happen to McCoy this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:15 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.44 (1793rd)
  • Steelers won't be suspending Bell or Blount
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette confirms the Steelers are not going to impose any suspensions on Le'Veon Bell or LeGarrette Blount.

    Advice: Beat man Ed Bouchette has heard from fantasy players worried that Bell and/or Blount would be suspended by coach Mike Tomlin for Week 1. It's not going to happen because 1)The Steelers want to beat the Browns and 2)Team-imposed suspensions violate the league's collective bargaining agreement. Furthermore, any discipline from the NFL won't be handed down until after the case plays out in court -- something that can be held off until after the season. "If you have not yet held your fantasy football draft and want to take Le'Veon Bell, you can do so without fear it will cost you or him a game," writes Bouchette. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:58 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.84 (38th)
  • Hammond likely to start in place of Bowe Wk 1
    Frankie Hammond is expected to start in place of Dwayne Bowe (suspension) Week 1.

    Advice: Hammond, a 2013 UDFA out of Florida that spent last season on the practice squad, has been Bowe's direct backup at "Z" throughout camp. He's also been solid in preseason games, catching six passes for 90 yards on 86 snaps. It's a nice story, but it speaks to the striking lack of depth and talent the Chiefs have in their wide receiver room. If they want to have any kind of passing attack against the Titans, they'll install Gronkonian tight end Travis Kelce as a primary receiving option. Donnie Avery remains the starting "X." Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:12 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2151st)
  • Rob Gronkowski (knee) still in a 'good spot'
    ESPN's Adam Schefter says Rob Gronkowski (knee) remains in a "good spot."

    Advice: Newly acquired Tim Wright will compete for snaps as a "move" tight end complement to in-line Gronkowski. They play completely different positions, so the trade does not shed any new light on Gronk's rehab -- which reportedly continues to progress without setback. Within the last week, Schefter has stated that he would be surprised if Gronkowski isn't ready for Week 1. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:51 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.81 (44th)
  • Lamar Miller still on track for Fins lead RB
    Dolphins coach Joe Philbin suggested Lamar Miller remains ahead Knowshon Moreno for the starting running back job.

    Advice: "I like everything Lamar has done since he's gotten here," Philbin said. "He's had an excellent offseason and camp. I like everything he's done since April 21." Miller has been splitting first-team reps this week, but is expected to open the season as Miami's primary early-down back. Moreno is the favorite for third down and pass protection snaps. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:57 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.06 (105th)
  • Bell, Blount will 'absolutely' play Thursday
    Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will "absolutely" play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Panthers.

    Advice: It's part of their "punishment" for last week's arrest. Punishing football players by making them play football. Imagine that? We'd be shocked if Bell and Blount played more than a series or two. Despite the Steelers' desire to "punish" their top two backs, they do not want to risk their health for Week 1. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:45 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.84 (38th)
  • Stephen Hill in his 'final days' with Jets?
    The Newark Star-Ledger believes Stephen Hill "could be in his final days" with the Jets.

    Advice: It's not a new thought, just further confirmation of the budding consensus amongst the Jets media. Coach Rex Ryan has already said Hill will play in Thursday's preseason finale, something he likely wouldn't be doing were his roster spot sewn up. Hill has had an erratic summer, turning in inconsistent practices while catching only two passes for 29 yards through three preseason games. A trade is a possibility. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, that's something the Jets tried to do earlier this summer. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:24 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.40 (2510th)
  • Wes Welker doing 'fantastic' in the protocol
    Coach John Fox said Wes Welker is doing "fantastic" in the concussion protocol.

    Advice: Oftentimes, players with a history of concussions have trouble progressing quickly through the league's protocols. That doesn't appear to be the case with Welker even though this is his third concussion in the last nine months. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says there's a "lot of optimism from the team," essentially confirming that Welker has no intention of retiring and is on track to make a speedy return. We still like Cody Latimer as a late-round stash -- he has more real-life upside than Andre Caldwell and Welker is a poor bet to make it through the season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:59 pm
     
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.23 (129th)
  • John Brown in line for 60 % of AZ's snaps?
    Coach Bruce Arians believes third-round WR John Brown could play up to 60 percent of the Cardinals' offensive snaps.

    Advice: That would be more than enough to put Brown on the fantasy radar. As NFL.com's Chris Wesseling points out, T.Y. Hilton played 57 percent of the Colts' snaps as a rookie for Arians in 2012. Hilton is a player to whom Brown has been frequently compared. The source of constant praise from his coach and GM Steve Keim, Brown has 10 catches for 165 yards and a touchdown through three preseason games. He's shaping up as a viable late-round flier. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:20 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.39 (231st)
  • Christine Michael still listed as No. 3 back
    Christine Michael is still listed as the No. 3 running back on the Seahawks' official depth chart.

    Advice: Michael has been running behind Robert Turbin all summer, and couldn't officially leapfrog him in the third preseason game. Michael did split time with Turbin, however, even getting some red-zone carries with the first-team offense. Both players would have roles were Marshawn Lynch to go down with injury. Turbin's overall polish is the only thing keeping him ahead of Michael's electrifying raw ability. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:12 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.64 (2313th)
  • Patriots officially send Tyler Gaffney to IR
    Patriots placed RB Tyler Gaffney (knee surgery) and LB Cameron Gordon (undisclosed) on injured reserve, ending their seasons.

    Advice: A sixth-round pick of the Panthers, Gaffney was claimed off waivers in July. He tore his left lateral meniscus in the early days of camp. The Panthers waived/injured him, trying to sneak him through to I.R., but the Patriots pounced. Gaffney had impressive Combine measurables and college statistics, but underwhelming tape. He'll fight for one of the Pats' final roster spots in 2014. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:50 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2200th)
  • Colts place FB Havili on reserve/PUP
    Colts placed FB Stanley Havili on the reserve/PUP list.

    Advice: Havili will be sidelined for at least the first six games. Converted LB Mario Harvey will be the fullback. The Colts also placed RB Vick Ballard (Achilles'), RB Deji Karim, and OG Ulrick John (ankle) on I.R. to get to the 75-man roster limit. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:15 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2170th)
  • WR Juron Criner part of Raiders' initial cuts
    Raiders waived or released WR Juron Criner, QB Trent Edwards, and OG Lucas Nix.

    Advice: Criner was shining at spring practices, and was even called "far and away" the best receiver at OTAs. It didn't translate when the pads came on. Criner has good size at 6'3/220. But he's never been able to stay healthy. He ended up catching 2-of-4 targets for 22 yards this preseason. Edwards is a journeyman. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:32 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2157th)
  • Pats acquire TE Wright from Bucs for Mankins
    Patriots acquired TE Tim Wright and a 2015 fourth-round pick from the Bucs in exchange for LG Logan Mankins.

    Advice: The Patriots had a bit of a logjam on their interior line, and needed help at "move" tight end. Wright is a natural fit to potentially fill the old Aaron Hernandez role. He's a former college receiver who caught 54 balls for 571 yards and five touchdowns as a rookie last season. This move puts Wright squarely on the fantasy TE2 radar. We don't believe it has anything to do with Rob Gronkowski's availability for Week 1, however, as Gronk and Wright play inherently different positions. Wright is a "flex" tight end, while Gronk plays the "in-line" role. The Pats will move RG Dan Connolly to left guard. Ryan Wendell is at center. Marcus Cannon is the right guard. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:47 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.50 (263rd)
  • DuJuan Harris pushing Starks for No. 2 RB job
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Bob McGinn writes that DuJuan Harris has made a push for the Packers' No. 2 running back job, and "it's anyone's guess" if it's Harris or James Starks.

    Advice: "That's a question that has yet to be determined," said RBs coach Sam Gash. Harris lost a fumble in the Pack's second preseason game. He came back and exploded for 98 yards on 14 touches in Friday's dress rehearsal against the Raiders. Harris and Starks mixed in with the second-team offense after Lacy left the game. Coach Mike McCarthy loved Harris before he ruptured his patellar tendon last August. It's a battle worth watching closely. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:49 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.22 (2521st)
  • Report: Jets could try and trade Stephen Hill
    ESPN New York's Rich Cimini believes the Jets should and will try and trade WR Stephen Hill.

    Advice: We doubt Hill would fetch more than a late-round pick, but he has all the measurables at 6'4/215 with 4.36 wheels. Unfortunately, Hill's hands are made of stone, while his body has yet to hold up in the NFL. Ex-GM Mike Tannenbaum made Hill the 43rd overall pick in the 2012 draft. Hill has missed nine games in two seasons, and has just 45 career grabs for 594 yards and four scores to his name. He has just two catches for 29 yards this preseason. If the Jets can't unload Hill via trade, there's a very real chance he's part of their final cuts. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:36 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.40 (2510th)
  • Welker (concussions) not considering retiring
    Wes Welker isn't considering retirement after his latest concussion.

    Advice: "That's not been brought up at all," coach John Fox said. Now 33, Welker has suffered three concussions in two years with the Broncos, but is making $6 million between salary and bonuses this season. He won't be hanging up his cleats. We're still wary of selecting Welker before the sixth or seventh round of a 12-team fantasy draft. The Broncos may have to consider scaling back his role. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:39 pm
     
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.23 (129th)
  • Jeremy Hill finally gets some first-team reps
    Jeremy Hill rushed 10 times for 38 yards and caught two passes for nine yards in Sunday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

    Advice: BenJarvus Green-Ellis (hip) and Rex Burkhead (knee) both sat out. Still, it was encouraging to see Hill check in for the Bengals' fifth series of the game and show far more efficiency than Giovani Bernard while making his first-team debut. He ended up playing on 10 first-half snaps compared to 27 for Bernard, usage that would make sense if the Bengals want to have an inside running presence this season. Green-Ellis' status on the team still remains unclear, but we like Hill to emerge as the big-back complement here. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:28 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.48 (154th)
  • John Brown makes yet another big play
    John Brown caught four passes for 56 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's preseason game against the Bengals.

    Advice: Brown appears to have sewn up the No. 3 wideout job, as he comes in on three-wide sets and kicks Larry Fitzgerald into the slot. The third-round rookie out of Pittsburg State has certainly earned it by buzzing throughout offseason practices and putting up a 10-165-1 line in three preseason games. There are some T.Y. Hilton comparisons here as Brown goes 5'11/179 but ran a 4.34. He's creeping onto our flier lists in 14- and 16-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:19 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.39 (231st)
  • Wes Welker likely to play in Week 1?
    The Denver Post's Mike Klis believes Wes Welker (concussion) will play in Week 1 against the Colts.

    Advice: Klis notes that Week 1 is still two weeks away, and Welker's special "concussion" helmet "helped absorb" the blow he took from Texans S D.J. Swearinger. We saw Sanders begin to go in the fifth, fourth, and even third rounds of fantasy drafts Sunday as folks presumably assumed Welker wouldn't play this year. Longtime Broncos beat writer Klis disagrees. Welker remains a player to shy away from in the early rounds of drafts, but could actually turn out to be a pretty nice value if he emerges from this latest scare with a clear head. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:41 pm
     
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.23 (129th)
  • Browns 'fairly certain' Gordon will miss time
    Coach Mike Pettine conceded Sunday the Browns are "fairly certain" Josh Gordon's suspension will cost him time during the 2014 season.

    Advice: In other words, the Browns don't anticipate appeals officer Harold Henderson letting Gordon entirely off the hook. The initial belief was that Gordon's suspension appeal was an "all-or-nothing" proposition. The Browns likely remain hopeful he will at least be available for some portion of the season, but there's still no word from the NFL. "We're fairly certain that we're not going to have him for at minimum some part of the year," Pettine said. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:36 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Josh Gordon sat with 'medical issue'
    Suspended WR Josh Gordon didn't play in Saturday's third preseason game due to a "medical issue."

    Advice: Gordon is believed to be dealing with an abdominal injury. He's likely day to day. NFL reporters don't expect a decision on Gordon's suspension appeal before Monday at the soonest. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:19 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Wes Welker diagnosed with another concussion
    Coach John Fox confirmed Wes Welker suffered a concussion in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.

    Advice: Welker's latest head trauma came when trash-talking Texans S D.J. Swearinger hit him up high just before halftime. The 33-year-old slot machine also suffered two concussions last season, with the second one costing him the final three regular-season games. He also had a number of head injuries while with the Patriots, putting his long-term status in some doubt. At this point, he has to think about his health after football. If Welker misses regular season time, Emmanuel Sanders would move into the slot and Andre Caldwell would compete with rookie Cody Latimer for the starting role outside. Note that Caldwell ran ahead of Latimer Saturday night. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:43 pm
     
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.23 (129th)
  • Cody Latimer has one drop, one nice grab
    Second-round rookie Cody Latimer played behind veteran Andre Caldwell in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.

    Advice: Latimer exclusively played with the second- and third-stringers while Caldwell got some first-team work. The rookie finished with one catch for 17 yards and had a bad drop. This will be a situation worth monitoring closely as Wes Welker took yet another shot to the head Saturday night, which could force Emmanuel Sanders into the slot. Latimer would give the Broncos far more upside on the outside than Caldwell, but John Fox's penchant for burying rookies is concerning. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:07 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.89 (265th)
  • Josh Gordon not targeted in tune-up game
    Josh Gordon was active for Saturday's preseason game, but wasn't targeted.

    Advice: If he played a snap, we didn't see it. It's a strong sign the Browns don't expect to have Gordon for Week 1. If Gordon is done for August, he finishes with three catches for 40 yards. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:04 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Wes Welker takes shot to head from Swearinger
    Wes Welker took a shot to the head from Texans S D.J. Swearinger late in the first half of Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: The trash-talking Swearinger lowered his shoulder and connected with Welker's head after a catch over the middle. The play drew a 15-yard penalty. Welker was able to pop right up, but trainers immediately escorted him to the locker room for concussion tests. Of course, Welker has a long history of concussions and another one would almost certainly result in a multi-week absence. It's a scary situation for the Broncos. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:34 pm
     
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.23 (129th)
  • Saints WR Stills aggravates quad versus Colts
    Kenny Stills aggravated his quad injury in Saturday night's preseason game against the Colts.

    Advice: The same injury cost Stills each of New Orleans' first two preseason games. Stills started Saturday's exhibition -- ahead of rookie Brandin Cooks -- but fell hard on a first-quarter deep-ball attempt from Drew Brees that fell incomplete. It's now a question whether Stills will be 100 percent for Week 1. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:58 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.62 (145th)
  • Miller starts, rotates with Knowshon Moreno
    Lamar Miller started the Dolphins' third preseason game, rushing for 34 yards on seven carries and catching two passes for three yards.

    Advice: Despite the start, Miller rotated fairly evenly with Knowshon Moreno throughout the first half. Moreno ran well on Saturday night, but Miller put in a good showing as well. Miller may lose some work to Moreno, but he will remain an important part of the Dolphins' offense. Miller has 76 total yards on 20 preseason touches. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:34 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.06 (105th)
  • Daniel Thomas still not ready for game-action
    Daniel Thomas (hamstring) is inactive for Miami's third preseason game.

    Advice: Thomas won't play despite returning to practice this week. He's yet to appear in a preseason game and is in danger of losing his roster spot. UDFA Damien Williams will be the No. 3 back through Miami's rotation. Knowshon Moreno and Charles Clay are active, as expected. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:49 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2243rd)
  • Frankie Hammond to start third preseason game
    Second-year UDFA WR Frankie Hammond Jr. will start in Kansas City's third preseason game.

    Advice: Hammond is having a strong start to the preseason, with four catches for 67 yards on six targets. He's been filling in for Dwayne Bowe (quad) at Z receiver, and has "been a star during the offseason and training camp." Hammond is a virtual lock to make the Chiefs' final roster. With Bowe suspended for the first game, Hammond could be the Week 1 starter opposite Donnie Avery. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:11 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2151st)
  • Chris Polk back at practice Saturday
    Eagles RB Chris Polk (hamstring) returned to practice Saturday.

    Advice: Polk has been out since the second day of camp with a partial hamstring tear. In his absence, UDFAs Matthew Tucker and Henry Josey have put in solid performances, pushing Polk squarely onto the roster bubble. A good showing in the fourth preseason game would go a long way in securing Polk's roster status. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:12 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.44 (1793rd)
  • C-Mike has nice night against the Bears
    Christine Michael rushed eight times for 28 yards and caught 3-of-3 targets for 36 yards and a touchdown in the Seahawks' third preseason game.

    Advice: He was the third Seahawks back to enter, behind Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin. Michael and Turbin both got first-team run after Lynch departed, however, with C-Mike handling deep red-zone carries toward the end of Seattle's second drive. Perhaps most promisingly, Michael executed on a first-quarter blitz pickup of Lance Briggs. There are no questions about Michael's running ability, but he still needs to polish the finer points of his game. He fumbled in each of the Seahawks' first two preseason affairs, but displayed ball security on Friday night and was very active in the passing game, which has historically been a weakness for C-Mike. He's a high-upside Dynasty stash, albeit with injury-dependent re-draft value. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:30 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.64 (2313th)
  • DuJuan Harris impressive, mixes with Starks
    DuJuan Harris rushed 12 times for 56 yards and caught two passes for 42 yards in Friday's preseason game against the Raiders.

    Advice: Coming off a ruptured patellar tendon, Harris was surprisingly quick and explosive. It's something coaches must have seen in practices, as he mixed with No. 2 back James Starks after Eddie Lacy left. Through three preseason games, Harris has 26 carries for 106 yards and five catches for 50 yards. If Lacy were to go down in the regular season, Harris appears to have earned a role. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:16 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.22 (2521st)
  • Stephen Hill invisible in dress rehearsal
    Stephen Hill secured only 1-of-4 targets for 12 yards in Friday's regular-season dress rehearsal.

    Advice: He also committed a drop. It was a thoroughly uninspiring evening for a player who's on the roster bubble. The No. 43 overall pick of the 2012 draft now has just two grabs for 29 yards through three preseason games. Hill's career is trending in the wrong direction. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:54 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.40 (2510th)
  • Eddie Lacy looks dominant during lone drive
    Eddie Lacy played just one series in Friday's preseason game against the Raiders, rushing six times for 36 yards with a touchdown.

    Advice: Lacy was nothing short of dominant. The Packers' ran no-huddle exclusively on their opening drive, and Lacy showed his improved versatility by never leaving the field -- even on third downs. The Raiders were no match for his physicality as he ran through arm tackles and punctuated the seven-play drive with a 1-yard touchdown plunge. Lacy only played 19 snaps this preseason, but totaled 11 carries for 61 yards (5.54 YPC) and two catches for 22 yards. We would not let him get past the No. 5 overall pick in standard formats. This is a grown man that's going to eat in one of the league's most explosive offenses. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:28 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.64 (25th)
  • Gronkowski's outlook 'optimistic/not certain'
    NFL Network's Albert Breer considers Rob Gronkowski's (knee) outlook for Week 1 "optimistic, but not certain."

    Advice: Breer says "everything is still on course," with Gronkowski, but he will not play in Friday night's regular season dress rehearsal, and likely will sit out the preseason finale, as well. Gronkowski drafters should strongly consider using a late-round pick on Heath Miller to hedge their bets. Miller looked terrific last night, and is incredibly undervalued at his 13th-round ADP. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:36 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.81 (44th)
  • Report: No decision on Josh Gordon this week
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports there will be no decision on Josh Gordon's suspension appeal this week.

    Advice: Per FOX Sports' Mike Garofolo, the NFL Players Union and Gordon's reps were expecting a decision by the end of this week. RapSheet says one isn't coming, however. The holdup is believed to be due to a high volume of testimony on both sides stemming from Gordon's latest failed drug test. Gordon failed several drug tests in college, as well. He'll remain in limbo until appeals officer Harold Henderson makes a decision. Hopefully, it'll happen next week. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:56 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Jeremy Hill likely to work with ones Sunday
    Bengals OC Hue Jackson said rookie RB Jeremy Hill is "worthy of playing" with the starting offense and will likely get some work with the ones in Sunday's third preseason game.

    Advice: Hill has worked with the twos and threes through the first two weeks of the preseason, though Jackson said he actually thought Hill had already gotten some run with the ones. Jackson isn't concerned about Hill's ability to sync with the starters, saying he thinks "that's a little overrated -- runners run." While BenJarvus Green-Ellis has been the second back through the rotation so far, Hill's clearly the more talented runner. He's over his shoulder "injury." We feel comfortable projecting Hill as the 1B to Gio Bernard's 1A. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:06 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.48 (154th)
  • Eagles RB Chris Polk's roster spot in danger
    Following Thursday night's third preseason game, coach Chip Kelly noted that Chris Polk (hamstring) better be looking over his shoulder.

    Advice: Polk hasn't played at all this preseason with a slightly torn hamstring. While he's been out, UDFAs Matthew Tucker and Henry Josey have been running the ball well behind LeSean McCoy. The Eagles also traded for Kelly favorite Kenjon Barner. Polk's roster spot is in danger after he opened training camp as the heavy favorite for No. 2 ball-carrying duties behind McCoy. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:00 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.44 (1793rd)
  • Bell and Blount both play into 4th Q vs. PHI
    Le'Veon Bell started Thursday's preseason game, rushing nine times for 23 yards while catching one pass for three yards.

    Advice: Bell got the start one day after being popped for DUI and marijuana possession, running the ball on three of the Steelers' first four plays. Bell also drew two targets on the opening drive, one of which was nullified by a penalty. LeGarrette Blount didn't show up until Pittsburgh's second drive, but both played into the fourth quarter. That appeared to be their "punishment." Each received 10 targets, though Blount out-gained Bell 46-26. Neither found the end zone, but there weren't any goal-line carries on a night where Pittsburgh got throttled. Despite his issues with Blount and the law, Bell is still the Steelers' clear No. 1, and worthy of a second- or third-round fantasy pick. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:55 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.84 (38th)
  • Zach Ertz goes 2/24 versus Steelers Thursday
    Zach Ertz caught 2-of-2 targets for 24 yards in Thursday's preseason game.

    Advice: Brent Celek stole Ertz's thunder with two highlight-reel grabs, but according to Pro Football Focus' Nathan Jahnke, Ertz was on the field for 31 of Philadelphia's first 49 snaps. Ertz spent ample time in the slot. Celek could occasionally cramp Ertz's style, but we still think Ertz is an intriguing back-end TE1. He has eight catches for 110 yards and a touchdown through three preseason games. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:46 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.07 (122nd)
  • Stephen Hill on the Jets' roster bubble?
    ESPN New York believes Stephen Hill has yet to sew up a roster spot.

    Advice: Hill has only one catch through 70 preseason snaps, and been "all over the map" in practice. Hill's theoretical upside is looking less and less likely to develop, though we'd ultimately expect him to keep his roster spot. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:24 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.40 (2510th)
  • PIT letting NFL handle Bell/Blount discipline
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the Steelers plan to let the league "handle any disciplinary measures" following Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount's Wednesday arrest.

    Advice: In other words, they won't be suspended any time soon. The NFL's wheels of justice move slowly. As previously reported, both players are suiting up for Thursday's preseason game. Coach Mike Tomlin believed it would be a "reward" to suspend players for an exhibition game. What a ringing endorsement for the preseason. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:17 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.84 (38th)
  • Carroll: RB Michael 'most improved player'
    Speaking Thursday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll called Christine Michael the "most-improved player on the team."

    Advice: They're well-timed comments for fantasy owners, as Michael has been running as the Seahawks' No. 3 running back this summer. Carroll's remarks are a reminder that the Seahawks remain bullish on their 2013 second-rounder. Michael's game is not as well-rounded as Turbin's at the moment, but he boasts rare raw-rushing ability. Michael could still make a 2014 impact. Dynasty-league owners have to remain patient. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:08 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.64 (2313th)
  • Any discipline for Le'Veon won't come soon
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount "probably face no more than a one-game suspension and that won't come anytime soon."

    Advice: There's plenty of precedent here that will allow Bell and Blount to suit up for the entire season. In cases like this pending marijuana possession charge, the NFL waits for the legal process to play out before handing down discipline under the personal conduct policy. Lawyers won't have a problem delaying any proceedings. Note that Dwayne Bowe was caught with marijuana in a car last November, and didn't get hit with his one-game ban until last week. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:42 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.84 (38th)
  • Le'Veon Bell pays own way to Philly
    Le'Veon Bell paid his own way to Philadelphia and has joined his teammates for Thursday night's preseason game.

    Advice: LeGarrette Blount did not have to go to the hospital to get his blood drawn on suspicion of DUI, so he did get to the team charter on time Wednesday following the afternoon incident. It's unclear if either running back will be suiting up against the Eagles. Regardless, we're not expecting this case to be adjudicated in time to affect their playing status for this season. Dwayne Bowe was caught in a similar spot with marijuana in November, and his one-game ban wasn't handed down until last week. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:02 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.84 (38th)
  • Le'Veon doesn't travel for 3rd preseason game
    Following Wednesday's marijuana and DUI arrest, Le'Veon Bell did not travel with the Steelers for Thursday night's third preseason game at Philadelphia.

    Advice: LeGarrette Blount did make the trip after being arrested as well. There could be some significance to this, but we're not adjusting our rankings yet, and may not at any point. The NFL tends to take a long time to hand down discipline, and Bell has no history of violating league policy. He was considered a high-character prospect coming out of Michigan State in the 2013 draft. It's entirely possible Bell will be available for the entire 2014 season with no adjustment to his role. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:41 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.84 (38th)
  • Le'Veon busted for pot & DUI, Blount for pot
    Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were arrested for possession of marijuana Wednesday, while Bell was also booked for DUI.

    Advice: Bell and Blount allegedly had 20 grams of pot and were accompanied by a female, who was in possession of two grams. All three were said to be "cooperative," and admitted to the crimes. While this obviously isn't good news, it may have no affect on Bell or Blount's status for the 2014 season. Bell had zero off-field concerns coming out of Michigan State. Blount has a shaky track record. Both will be in line for potential suspensions once the case is resolved. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:33 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.84 (38th)
  • Colts waive RB Phillip Tanner
    Colts waived RB Phillip Tanner.

    Advice: Tanner's roster spot is being taken by RB David Fluellen, who was acquired from the Eagles on Wednesday. Tanner rushed for a pitiful four yards on eight carries in two preseason games, fumbling once. He's a fringe talent. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:40 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2218th)
  • Eagles RB Polk dealing with torn hamstring
    Chris Polk revealed he suffered a Grade 2 partial tear of his hamstring on the second day of Eagles camp.

    Advice: He obviously hasn't practiced since, and won't play in Philly's regular season dress rehearsal. Polk admitted to feeling a "pop" in the hamstring, and plans to practice next week even if he's not fully recovered. The Eagles' trade for Kenjon Barner shows they're well aware their backfield is short on depth. Darren Sproles isn't really a ball-carrying option anymore. Michael Tucker and UDFA Henry Josey are next on the running back depth chart. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:16 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.44 (1793rd)
  • Stephen Hill still behind David Nelson
    Stephen Hill remains behind David Nelson for No. 2 outside wideout duties.

    Advice: Hill's troublesome knees haven't been an issue in camp, but production has. He's played 70 snaps and run 37 routes through two preseason games, yet has just one catch for 17 yards. Hill is unlikely to be a factor behind Eric Decker and slot man Jeremy Kerley even if he can catch up to Nelson before Week 1. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:54 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.40 (2510th)
  • 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
    Tuesday, 5:20 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.48 (154th)
  • 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
    Tuesday, 2:14 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.44 (1793rd)
  • Gronkowski: I'm planning to play all 16 games
    Rob Gronkowski (knee) says he plans to play all 16 games.

    Advice: Speaking after returning to 11-on-11 drills on Monday, Gronk said he's experienced no setbacks in his recovery from his torn ACL and MCL. Although playing all 16 games might be Gronk's plan, there's no guarantee it's the Patriots'. Coach Bill Belichick won't tip his hand before Week 1. The body of evidence suggests Gronk will be ready to go for the opener, but it's not something fantasy owners can take for granted. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:05 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.81 (44th)
  • 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
    0.00 (2243rd)
  • Rob Gronkowski graduates to 11-on-11 drills
    Rob Gronkowski (knee) participated in 11-on-11 drills for the first time in training camp on Monday.

    Advice: Per reporter Mike Reiss, there was a "lot of balls thrown his way." It's another huge step in the right direction for Gronk, though he should still be considered questionable for Week 1. He's not going to see preseason action, while the ever-coy Pats are unlikely to make any grand declarations about his early-season availability. Fantasy owners will just have to continue reading the tea leaves. Right now, they're cautiously optimistic. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:55 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.81 (44th)
  • Lovie not happy with where Tim Wright is
    Coach Lovie Smith said Tim Wright "hasn't played as well as he should be playing."

    Advice: Wright has struggled with drops in the pass game and blocking in the run game. It's a surefire way to get buried on the depth chart. Right now, he's behind Chris Owusu for the slot job, and both Austin Seferian-Jenkins/Brandon Myers at tight end. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:50 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.50 (263rd)
  • Le'Veon played on 9-of-17 first-team snaps
    Le'Veon Bell played on 9-of-17 first-team snaps in Saturday night's preseason game against the Bills.

    Advice: Bell started and played on the first eight snaps before giving way to LeGarrette Blount for eight consecutive snaps. The duo mixed and matched more in the preseason opener, but that first-team snap count ended 7-6 in Blount's favor. For a second-round fantasy pick, Bell brings plenty of questions about both talent (3.52 YPC last year) and workload. He's admitted that Blount will "probably" get the goal-line work this season. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 17, 6:38 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.84 (38th)
  • Cody Latimer skies for 33-yard TD catch
    Broncos second-round pick Cody Latimer caught a 33-yard touchdown pass in Sunday's second preseason game against the 49ers.

    Advice: Running with the Broncos' twos, Latimer went up and over 49ers rookie CB Dontae Johnson for his 33-yard score in the third quarter, delivered by Brock Osweiler. It was the first reception of Latimer's pro career; he finished Denver's exhibition opener catch-less on one target. Latimer is worth a late pick in best-ball and deeper re-draft leagues, but needs one of Denver's top three receivers to miss time in order to become useful in fantasy. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 17, 4:13 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.89 (265th)
  • Kenny Stills returns to Saints practice
    Kenny Stills (quad) returned to Saints practice Sunday.

    Advice: Stills suffered the quad injury very early in camp, and the Saints were especially cautious about bringing him back. He missed each of the first two preseason games. Stills is currently going in the 11th round of standard drafts. Rookie teammate Brandin Cooks' ADP has meanwhile skyrocketed into the sixth. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 17, 2:47 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.62 (145th)
  • 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
    Aug 17, 12:23 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2243rd)
  • 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
    Aug 17, 7:43 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.48 (154th)
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