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  • Ryan Mathews (MCL) practices, 'getting close'
    Ryan Mathews (MCL sprain) returned to a limited practice on Friday, and afterwards coach Mike McCoy announced Mathews is "getting close."

    Advice: Mathews has been ruled out for Week 9 against the Dolphins, but he should be back following San Diego's Week 10 bye. He should also be owned in all leagues as the favorite for early-down carries and goal-line work in one of the league's best offenses. We expect Branden Oliver to stay involved once Mathews returns, but likely only as a passing-down back. Mathews is San Diego's bellcow runner and offers stretch-run RB1/2 upside in non-PPR leagues. Rotoworld.com
    38 minutes ago
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2233rd)
  • Bucs waive/injured KR Holliday
    Bucs waived/injured WR/KR Trindon Holliday.

    Advice: They just signed him 11 days ago. Holliday will go on I.R. Rotoworld.com
    45 minutes ago
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2006th)
  • Ronnie Hillman returns to practice, probable
    Ronnie Hillman (shoulder) returned to a full practice Friday and is listed as probable for Week 9.

    Advice: Hillman should be locked into fantasy lineups against a Patriots defense that's been particularly soft versus the run since losing ILB Jerod Mayo to I.R. Rotoworld.com
    50 minutes ago
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    13.51 (25th)
  • Vincent Jackson listed as probable
    Vincent Jackson (ribs) is listed as probable for Week 9.

    Advice: V-Jax is coming off a one-catch, 13-yard clunker, but should have openings if the Browns leave Joe Haden at left cornerback on Sunday, something they've done often this season. In that scenario, Jackson would end up running a lot of routes against burnable RCB Buster Skrine. The Bucs pass-game dysfunction has hurt him, but Jackson should be in fantasy lineups this week. Rotoworld.com
    56 minutes ago
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    10.38 (52nd)
  • Bucs list RB Doug Martin doubtful for Week 9
    Doug Martin (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Week 9 against the Browns.

    Advice: Bobby Rainey is shaping up as a sneaky-good flex option against a porous Cleveland run defense, particularly with rookie Charles Sims uncertain to be activated for the game. If Sims doesn't play, the Bucs would turn to Rainey in the lead back role with Mike James perhaps being utilized as the breather back. Fantasy owners in need of roster space can send Martin packing at this point. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:30 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
  • Bengals express confidence in Jeremy Hill
    Bengals OC Hue Jackson expressed confidence Friday that Jeremy Hill will be a capable lead back in the absence of Gio Bernard (shoulder/hip).

    Advice: "I feel good that if it happened that way, that [Hill] would go in there and do the job," Jackson said. ESPN Bengals reporter Coley Harvey expects Cedric Peerman and Rex Burkhead to also supply "production from the running back position" off the bench, although Hill has shown capable of being a true every-down back and is the heavy favorite for touches. Keep in mind the Jaguars have allowed just 3.44 YPC and one rushing score to opposing running backs over their last five games, and Cincinnati's struggling run-blocking unit will be without RG Kevin Zeitler (calf). Hill owners will be hanging their hats on anticipated volume and goal-line chances. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:43 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    15.42 (12th)
  • Marvin Lewis noncommittal on Gio for Week 10
    Asked Friday whether Giovani Bernard (hip, out) will be available for Week 10 against the Browns, coach Marvin Lewis replied "We'll see."

    Advice: "We'll cross those bridges then," Lewis said of Bernard, whose production has dwindled while battling shoulder, rib, and hip injuries the past three weeks. "The rest will be good for him." After hosting the Jaguars on Sunday, the Bengals have a quick Week 10 turnaround as they'll host the Browns on Thursday Night Football. It's conceivable that rookie power back Jeremy Hill will end up making consecutive starts. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:23 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2399th)
  • Bengals express confidence AJ Green will play
    Bengals coach Marvin Lewis expressed confidence Friday that A.J. Green (toe, questionable) will play Sunday against the Jaguars after practicing for a third consecutive day.

    Advice: Green was technically "limited" in all three practices, but he's on course to start. "If everything stays the way it is, he'll play," Lewis said. The Bengals should be thankful to have gone 1-1-1 without Green in the lineup, including getting a critical division victory over the Ravens last week. With Green back and Mohamed Sanu rolling, Andy Dalton is shaping up as a decent two-quarterback-league start against a depleted Jaguars pass defense. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:20 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    9.68 (67th)
  • Linehan hints Tony Romo may not play Sunday
    Cowboys playcaller Scott Linehan acknowledged Friday that "it's rare" for a quarterback to play after missing an entire week of practice.

    Advice: Tony Romo (back), of course, missed the entire week of practice. We were quite surprised when Jerry Jones essentially put the onus on Romo to play, deeming his availability a matter of "pain tolerance." Romo is a 34-year-old human being who's undergone two major back surgeries within the last two years. The chances appear to be rising that Brandon Weeden will start versus Arizona. Stay tuned for updates into Sunday morning. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:16 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2471st)
  • Jordan Cameron ruled out for Week 9
    Jordan Cameron (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 9.

    Advice: He's tentatively expected to miss two weeks. Considering Cameron's lackluster to-date production, likelihood of missing the next two games where six teams are on bye in each, and Josh Gordon's impending return to swipe targets, fantasy owners can consider dropping Cameron in 12- and 14-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:10 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1764th)
  • Doug Martin DNP Fri., Rainey likely to start
    Doug Martin (ankle) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

    Advice: Barring a surprise, Bobby Rainey will get the start at running back against the Browns. Depending on how the Bucs choose to sprinkle Mike James and/or Charles Sims in, Rainey could handle 20-plus touches. If so, he'd be a high-upside RB2 against a Cleveland defense that is yielding the ninth-most fantasy points to running backs. Rainey has easily been Tampa's best runner in 2014. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:37 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
  • Eagles list Sproles as probable for Week 9
    Darren Sproles (knee) is probable for Week 9 against the Texans.

    Advice: He'll return from his sprained MCL as Rotoworld's No. 34 running back this week. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:23 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    5.84 (173rd)
  • Romo DNP Friday, will be true game-time call
    Tony Romo (back) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

    Advice: Coach Jason Garrett continues to say Romo will be a literal game-time decision. The Cowboys will see how Romo feels in pregame warm-ups and make a call then. It's all about pain tolerance for Romo, who will wear extra padding if he plays. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:11 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2471st)
  • Cameron (concussion) still sidelined Friday
    Jordan Cameron (concussion) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

    Advice: Cameron isn't going to play this week. It'll be Jim Dray and Gary Barnidge for the Browns. Cameron is tentatively expected to miss Weeks 9 and 10. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:03 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1764th)
  • Gio Bernard misses another practice Friday
    Giovani Bernard (hip) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

    Advice: Ace beat reporter Paul Dehner "can't see a scenario" where Bernard plays Sunday against the Jaguars. Jeremy Hill is fully expected to handle feature-back duties as a candidate for 20-plus touches. Cedric Peerman would be the No. 2. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:18 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2399th)
  • A.J. Green practicing Friday, expected to play
    A.J. Green (toe) is practicing again on Friday.

    Advice: Barring a setback, Green is fully expected to play against the Jaguars. The question is whether he'll be more of a decoy than box-score contributor. Green is currently our No. 11 receiver for Week 9. He'd be an intriguing DFS play in tournaments. Green has elite WR1 upside and likely won't have a high ownership percentage. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:09 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    9.68 (67th)
  • Gio Bernard unlikely to play Week 9 vs. Jags
    The Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner doesn't expect Giovani Bernard (hip) to play Week 9 against the Jaguars.

    Advice: Dehner thinks it would take a Mr. Miyagi-like miraculous healing for Bernard to play against Jacksonville. Bernard has been getting beat up the past few weeks, first injuring his collarbone, then suffering a hip pointer last week. Jeremy Hill is expected to "take over the load of the duties" on Sunday. A candidate for 20-plus touches as the feature back, Hill will be a borderline RB1. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:19 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2399th)
  • Crowell hopes to be more involved Week 9
    Isaiah Crowell said he hopes to play more this week against the Bucs.

    Advice: Crowell leads the Browns with four rushing touchdowns and is averaging a team-high 4.9 YPC. This while Ben Tate has managed just 62 yards on 31 carries (2.0 YPC) the past two weeks against the Jaguars and Raiders. While Crowell hopes to play more, OC Kyle Shanahan didn't sound committed to getting him more looks, "We only play one back at a time." They trust veteran Tate more. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:03 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    4.46 (1886th)
  • Jerricho Cotchery limited to two catches
    Jerricho Cotchery caught 2-of-5 targets for 59 yards in Carolina's Week 9 loss to the Saints.

    Advice: Cotchery could have had a third grab, but let a deep reception get knocked out of his hands as he took a huge shot to the back on an under-thrown ball. A world-class touchdown vulture for the Steelers in 2013, Cotchery has yet to score this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:17 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    5.28 (176th)
  • Marques Colston limited to three catches
    Marques Colston caught 3-of-3 targets for 36 yards in New Orleans' Week 9 win over the Panthers.

    Advice: Another quiet night for Drew Brees' security blanket, who is on pace for a modest 56/888/2 at the season's halfway point. Colston closed strong in 2013, but that may not be in the cards this season with Brandin Cooks fighting for targets over the middle of the field. Colston is a Reggie Wayne-esque WR3. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:08 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.81 (116th)
  • Brandin Cooks held to three catches in win
    Brandin Cooks caught 3-of-3 targets for 38 yards in the Saints' Week 9 win over the Panthers.

    Advice: It was a disappointing night coming off Cooks' 6/94/1 Week 8, especially since he seemed to be finding the soft spots in Carolina's secondary. Either way, Drew Brees was spreading the ball around, finding eight different receivers. Cooks has weekly blow-up potential, but his season-long upside seems capped by the Saints' spread-the-wealth passing attack. With half his rookie year now in the books, Cooks is on pace for 86/820/4 four as a receiver, and 136 additional yards as a rusher. He's a boom-or-bust WR3. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:04 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    8.43 (77th)
  • Romo (back) will wear extra padding if active
    Tony Romo (back) will wear extra padding if he's active for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

    Advice: It's something Romo has done often in the past as he's battled through all manner of ailments. Romo has yet to practice this week, and it's unclear if he'll do so on Friday. Another missed practice won't necessarily mean he won't suit up against Arizona, but it will leave him as a game-time decision, at best. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:53 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2471st)
  • Hillman (shoulder) tabbed for 'normal' role
    Ronnie Hillman (shoulder) remained limited on Thursday, but is expected to handle his "normal workload" in Sunday's game against the Patriots.

    Advice: Hillman is just dealing with a tweak. His status is not a concern for Week 9. Going up against a Patriots defense surrendering the fifth most fantasy points to running backs in a game that has major shootout potential, Hillman is a legit RB1 with six teams on bye. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:43 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    13.51 (25th)
  • Rapsheet: Bengals think Bernard will 'be ok'
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Bengals believe Giovani Bernard (hip) is "(going to) be ok."

    Advice: Rapsheet's tweet is devoid of other context, so it's unclear if that means "ok" for Week 9, or simply the long run. Bernard sat out Wednesday and Thursday's practices, and the Bengals haven't offered any meaningful updates on his status. For now, he should be considered unlikely to suit up against the Jaguars. That would leave backup Jeremy Hill as a clear top-20 option. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:35 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2399th)
  • Vincent Jackson still limited on Thursday
    Vincent Jackson (ribs) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: V-Jax's status for Sunday's game against the Browns isn't in doubt. With six teams on bye, Jackson is in the WR1 discussion. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:26 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    10.38 (52nd)
  • Darren Sproles 'full' again on Thursday
    Darren Sproles (knee) remained "full" in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Barring a setback, Sproles will be good to go as an RB3 in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:43 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    5.84 (173rd)
  • Cameron (concussion) still not practicing
    Jordan Cameron (concussion) remained sidelined Thursday.

    Advice: Cameron can be all but ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bucs. The real question is if he'll be ready for Cleveland's Thursday night game in Week 10. The early signs are not promising. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:15 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1764th)
  • Doug Martin still sidelined, but sheds boot
    Doug Martin (ankle) remained sidelined at Bucs practice Thursday, but has shed his walking boot.

    Advice: The fact that Martin has shed his boot offers a glimmer of hope for his Week 9 status, but most signs point toward him sitting out against the Browns. Reporter Greg Auman believes Bobby Rainey will lead the Bucs in touches in Martin's potential absence, but that rookie Charles Sims could earn a much bigger role going forward if he performs well. We'd consider Rainey a borderline RB2, and Sims a wait-and-see RB3. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:08 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
  • Bengals' Green (toe) practicing on Thursday
    A.J. Green (toe) participated in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: It was another "limited" session for the long-sidelined receiver, but it's a step in the direction for his Week 9 status. Even if Green practices again on Friday, he's likely trending toward a game-time decision, but owners can be cautiously optimistic he'll suit up. CIN/JAX kicks off at 1ET, so thankfully we'll have a Green answer no later than 11:30 AM ET. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:26 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    9.68 (67th)
  • Giovani Bernard (hip) not practicing again
    Giovani Bernard (hip) is not practicing again Thursday.

    Advice: Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site says "you have to figure he's going to be out." That would leave Jeremy Hill as the feature back against the Jags Sunday, with Cedric Peerman and possibly Rex Burkhead mixing in. We have no details on the severity of Bernard's injury right now, other than that it's a hip pointer. All owners can do is sit tight and hope they were handcuffing properly with Hill, who could very well push for 20 touches Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:01 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2399th)
  • Garrett 'certainly' optimistic Romo can play
    Coach Jason Garrett said Thursday he's "certainly" optimistic Tony Romo (back) can play in Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Romo did not participate in the Thursday morning walkthrough and is unlikely to practice much -- if at all - this week. However, he doesn't have any structural damage in his back and we've seen him play through all kinds of pain before, often taking pre-game injections. Ultimately, owners should expect a game-time call ahead of the 1pm ET matchup against a leaky Cardinals secondary. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:42 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2471st)
  • Darren Sproles (knee) appears ready to return
    Darren Sproles (knee) appears ready to return for Sunday's game at Houston.

    Advice: Sproles, who was limited in practice before sitting out Week 8, is practicing in full this week. He'll be ready for a bit role against the Texans, likely something in the neighborhood of 5-7 touches. It's not a drain on LeSean McCoy's projection at all. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:36 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    5.84 (173rd)
  • Giovani Bernard has hip pointer/clavicle
    The Cincinnati Enquirer's Richard Skinner wrote on Twitter Wednesday that Giovani Bernard has a "hip pointer" and his clavicle is "bothering him," and Bernard "could miss Sunday('s)" game against the Jaguars.

    Advice: The clavicle is the collarbone. We've known about that injury for a few weeks. The hip pointer is what kept Bernard out for the final 7-8 minutes of last week's win over Baltimore. The Bengals play the Browns on Thursday Night Football in Week 10, so it's conceivable that they will consider holding him out of Sunday's game in an effort to get him back for a key divisional matchup with 4-3 Cleveland. Keep in mind Skinner was simply replying to a question on Twitter, not reporting. There's just been so little information available on Bernard to this point. Bengals reporters again didn't even ask about his status in Wednesday's press conference with coach Marvin Lewis. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:03 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2399th)
  • A.J. Green still unsure of Week 9 status
    A.J. Green (toe) indicated Wednesday he is still unsure of his Week 9 status.

    Advice: Green practiced on a limited basis Wednesday. It sounds like his availability will be a late-week or game-time decision for Sunday's clash with Jacksonville. "I’m just going to go day-by-day and do a little more tomorrow," Green said. "I think I’ll be fine, but we’ll just take it day-by-day. I have to take care of my body. I have a long career ahead of me. I don’t want anything serious when I can just rest it and make it feel better." Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:21 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    9.68 (67th)
  • Vincent Jackson (ribs) limited Wednesday
    Vincent Jackson (ribs) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Jackson has played through his rib injury the last two games. The Bucs are just getting him some rest. Jackson isn't in danger of missing Week 9. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:50 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    10.38 (52nd)
  • Ronnie Hillman (shoulder) limited Wednesday
    Ronnie Hillman (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Hillman injured his shoulder in practice Tuesday. He doesn't expect to be limited against New England. Hillman's status will be updated again on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:32 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    13.51 (25th)
  • Ryan Mathews likely out through Week 10 bye
    The Union-Tribune San Diego's Michael Gehlken reports that it "appears likely" Ryan Mathews (knee) is held out through the Chargers' Week 10 bye.

    Advice: Mathews once again didn't practice Wednesday. He's been out since spraining his MCL on September 14. With Branden Oliver playing well in San Diego's backfield, there's no need to rush Mathews. He still needs to be stashed in all fantasy leagues, as there's a good chance he returns to early-down duties. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:21 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2233rd)
  • Doug Martin (ankle) in walking boot, DNP Wed.
    Doug Martin (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Martin is still in a walking boot after leaving last week's game with an ankle injury. His Week 9 availability is unclear, leaving the potential for Bobby Rainey or Charles Sims to start. Martin's status will be updated again on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:08 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
  • Darren Sproles (knee) practicing in full
    Darren Sproles (knee) is practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Sproles was a full participant, putting him on track to return this week. He figures to play limited snaps coming off an MCL sprain. Sproles isn't a recommended fantasy option for Week 9. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:55 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    5.84 (173rd)
  • Gio Bernard (hip) not practicing Wednesday
    Giovani Bernard (hip) is not practicing on Wednesday.

    Advice: Bernard missed most of the fourth quarter last Sunday after hurting his hip. There have been virtually no updates on him since, with only NFL Network's Ian Rapoport saying "the sense" is Bernard's injury isn't serious. We chalked that up as mostly a guess. Bernard's not off to a great start for Week 9. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:11 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2399th)
  • A.J. Green (toe) back at practice Wednesday
    A.J. Green (toe) returned to practice Wednesday, getting in a limited session.

    Advice: It's Green's first Wednesday practice in about a month. He's going to try and play this week against the Jaguars. Green says if he plays, he's not going to be on a snap count. Hopefully he'll be able to avoid setbacks throughout the practice week. Owners need to sit tight. We'll provide constant updates. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:08 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    9.68 (67th)
  • Cameron in concussion protocol, DNP on Wed.
    Jordan Cameron (concussion) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Cameron remains in the league's concussion protocol, and is extremely doubtful to play Week 9 against the Bucs. The Browns then play on Thursday night in Week 10, leaving Cameron's status for the next two games in jeopardy. His 2012 and 2013 seasons were both ended by concussions, and coach Mike Pettine expressed some concern Wednesday. We'd consider Cameron week-to-week. Jim Dray and Gary Barnidge will fill in at tight end. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:59 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1764th)
  • No surprise: Tony Romo not practicing Wed.
    Tony Romo (back) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Not a surprise. Romo likely won't practice at all this week with the Cowboys calling him day-to-day with his back contusion. Romo is already shaping up as a full-blown game-time decision for Week 9 against the Cardinals. Jerry Jones has said Romo's status will be determined on how much pain Romo can handle. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:25 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2471st)
  • Romo's status will be based on pain tolerance
    Jerry Jones said Tony Romo's Week 9 status will be based on "pain tolerance," and Romo could be a "game-time decision."

    Advice: Early Wednesday, ESPN's Ed Werder passed along an "emerging possibility" that Romo "will miss time," perhaps 1-2 games. At this point, the Cowboys don't know if Romo will be available to play against the Cardinals. We'd consider Romo very likely to sit out all of the practice week, with Brandon Weeden taking the first-team reps. Fantasy owners should have quarterback alternatives in place. The 6-2 Cowboys can't afford to take chances with Romo. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:46 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2471st)
  • Report: Romo 'remains in doubt' for Week 9
    Profootballtalk reports Tony Romo (back) "remains in doubt" for Week 9 against the Cardinals.

    Advice: After an optimistic start to the week with the Cowboys saying Romo is dealing with a mere "back contusion" and negative X-rays, reports have become less glowing. While Romo's injury isn't considered severe, now that the pain killers have worn off, Romo is very likely quite sore. NFL Network's Albert Breer adds Romo is "no sure thing" for Week 9, and the Cowboys are taking a "day-to-day approach" with their quarterback. Brandon Weeden would get the start if Romo can't play. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:28 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2471st)
  • Report: Romo 'questionable at best' for Wk 9
    Ian Fitzsimmons of ESPN Radio in Dallas is "told" Tony Romo is "questionable at best" to play in Week 9 against the Cardinals after suffering a back injury in Monday night's loss to the Redskins.

    Advice: Romo was in so much pain Monday night that he is likely very sore early this week, and could miss all three Cowboys practices. Per Fitzsimmons, Romo's "season is not in jeopardy," but missing Week 9 is a real possibility. The Cowboys are 6-2 and can't afford to a setback that would cost their quarterback significant time. If Romo were unable to go, the Cowboys would start Brandon Weeden and likely ride their already high-volume running game relentlessly. We'll have updates on Romo's outlook throughout the week. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:28 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2471st)
  • Romo's back injury not related to 2013 issue
    Speaking at Tuesday's presser, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Tony Romo's back injury is not related to the back issue that ended his 2013 season and required surgery.

    Advice: "It appears to be a separate injury, not related to what he had last year," were Garrett's exact words. It's obviously encouraging news, but the Cowboys are still awaiting Romo's MRI results. It's not a slam dunk that he'll be ready for Week 9 despite returning to Monday's loss to the Redskins. We should have a much firmer idea of Romo's status 24 hours from now. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:49 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2471st)
  • Jordan Cameron in doubt for next two games
    Jordan Cameron's (concussion) status for the next two games is in doubt.

    Advice: Cameron sustained his third concussion since 2012 in Sunday's win when he was drilled illegally by Raiders safety Brandian Ross. He's going to struggle to gain clearance for this week and then the Browns play the Thursday game in Week 10. "The league, as they should be, is very deliberate with the (concussion) protocol," said coach Mike Pettine Tuesday. Cameron owners need to be making other plans at the tight end position immediately. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:34 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1764th)
  • Darren Sproles practicing on Tuesday
    Darren Sproles (knee) is practicing Tuesday.

    Advice: Sproles practiced on a limited basis every day last week but was held out of Sunday's loss at Arizona. It appears that was mostly precautionary as he comes off an MCL sprain. Sproles should be on the good side of a questionable tag for this week's game at Houston. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:27 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    5.84 (173rd)
  • Jordan Cameron's status very shaky
    ESPN Cleveland suggests the addition of TE Ryan Taylor means Jordan Cameron (concussion) could be out more than one game.

    Advice: The concussion Cameron sustained on Sunday is his third since the 2012 season. His first one caused him to miss two games and the one he sustained last year kept him out of one game. Of course, the more concussions a player suffers, the tougher it can be for him to get cleared. Cameron owners need to be making other plans right now. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:08 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1764th)
  • Bucs will consider offers for Martin, Barron
    The Bucs will consider offers for RB Doug Martin and S Mark Barron ahead of Tuesday's 4pm ET trade deadline.

    Advice: The Bucs are also getting calls on Vincent Jackson, but he's highly unlikely to get moved. Martin, on the other hand, has been the subject of heavy rumors over the last week. He's averaged just 3.36 yards per carry over the last two seasons, has been brutal in pass protection and the Lovie Smith regime inherited him. Charles Sims (ankle) is expected to be active and have a role against the Browns Sunday whether Martin gets moved or not. Barron, the No. 7 overall pick in 2012, has three interceptions and one forced fumble in 37 career games while consistently grading out in the bottom third of PFF's safety grades. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:54 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
  • Cowboys confident Romo just has a contusion
    ESPN's Ed Werder confirms the Cowboys seem confident Tony Romo only suffered a muscle contusion during Monday night's loss to the Redskins.

    Advice: Romo took a direct hit to the area where his back was twice surgically repaired, but that's not how you injure a disc. He'll have an MRI Tuesday morning to confirm that he just has a bruise near the site of the surgeries, leaving the main concerns as pain tolerance and functional ability. Romo is sure to be very sore this week and will likely need injections in the short-term to keep playing. He said late Monday night that since he was able to come back into Monday's game, he believes he'll be able to play against the Cardinals in Week 9. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:33 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2471st)
  • Lovie: Doug Martin deserves more touches
    Bucs coach Lovie Smith indicated Monday that he believes Doug Martin deserves more touches.

    Advice: The problem is that Martin isn't an effective player at this point in his career. "Doug is a part of it and we’d like to have more, but in order for Doug to get more yards, he’s got to get a lot more touches and we’ve got to convert third downs," Smith said. The front office is believed to have placed Martin on the trade block. He had 27 yards on ten carries in Sunday's loss to Minnesota. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:45 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
  • Browns concerned with Crowell's ball security
    Browns coach Mike Pettine admitted Isaiah Crowell's role has been reduced due to "ball security concerns."

    Advice: The Browns were unwilling to give Crowell late-game carries in Sunday's win over the Raiders two weeks after he fumbled twice, losing one. Crowell is the best talent in Cleveland's backfield, but his usage has been discouraging to the point that he can only be viewed as an RB4 stash in fantasy leagues. Pettine did say Monday he'd like for Crowell to "get more touches." Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:35 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    4.46 (1886th)
  • V-Jax not expected to be traded Tuesday
    ESPN's Chris Mortensen said on NFL Insiders Monday that he does not expect the Buccaneers to trade Vincent Jackson before Tuesday's deadline.

    Advice: NFL Network and CBS Sports have pushed V-Jax trade rumors hard, but both outlets indicated the Buccaneers wanted a second-round pick in exchange. V-Jax is 31 years old with a $10 million guaranteed base salary. In order to pull off a deal, the Bucs would likely have to lower their asking price significantly. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:56 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    10.38 (52nd)
  • Bengals vague on A.J. Green's (toe) status
    Bengals coach Marvin Lewis was vague on A.J. Green's (toe) status at Monday's press conference.

    Advice: "We'll see how he does this week," was Lewis' unhelpful answer on his star receiver. Green has said he expects to play against the Jaguars, but we've yet to see anything definitive. That might not happen until the Bengals return to practice on Wednesday. For now, owners just need to keep sitting tight. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:10 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    9.68 (67th)
  • Bernard's hip injury not considered serious
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport "(doesn't) get the sense" that Giovani Bernard's hip injury is serious.

    Advice: It appears Rapsheet is mostly guessing, but this has been the general consensus since Bernard checked out of Sunday's win in the fourth quarter. The situation should be updated at Monday's presser, but if not, we'll get a firm update when the Bengals practice on Wednesday. Fantasy owners can leave Bernard penciled in to Week 9 lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:12 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2399th)
  • No real explanation on Crowell's one carry
    ESPN Cleveland suggests Isaiah Crowell must have been outplayed by Terrance West in practice ahead of Week 8.

    Advice: In Sunday's win over the Raiders, Crowell got just one carry on three snaps while West toted it seven times on 24 snaps. The Browns coaches simply can't decide on who their No. 2 back is, making it almost impossible to predict on a week-to-week basis. Just three games ago, West was a surprise healthy scratch. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:35 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    4.46 (1886th)
  • Marques Colston held to four catches
    Marques Colston managed four catches for 49 yards in Sunday night's Week 8 win over the Packers.

    Advice: Colston did little outside of a 20-yard catch in the second quarter. He finished with five targets, behind Brandin Cooks and Jimmy Graham. Colston has struggled with consistency this season, and is starting to be phased out of the offense. He has a 25/407/1 line through seven games. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:25 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    6.81 (116th)
  • Brandin Cooks has big game on Sunday night
    Brandin Cooks had six catches for 94 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 8 win over the Packers, adding one carry for four yards and a rushing touchdown.

    Advice: Cooks scored on a designed run during the Saints' first drive, and later got past Packers FS Micah Hyde for a 50-yard touchdown. It was his best game of the season, and just the first time he's found the end-zone since Week 1. Cooks has breakout potential with matchups against the Panthers, 49ers, and Bengals in his next three games. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:41 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    8.43 (77th)
  • Giovani Bernard seems fine after hip scare
    Giovani Bernard held court with reporters following Sunday's win over Baltimore, after missing most of the fourth quarter with a hip injury.

    Advice: Bernard didn't play in the final eight minutes. Neither Bernard nor coach Marvin Lewis was even asked about the injury, suggesting there were no indications Gio was significantly injured. It's worth noting that Bernard missed time in Week 6 with a shoulder/collarbone injury, was limited in practice after Week 7 with a rib injury, and now suffered the hip injury against the Ravens. Gio is currently on pace for 250 carries but only 51 receptions, five fewer than Bernard notched in a lesser role as a rookie. The Bengals would be smart to scale back his rushing workload and use Gio more in the passing game. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:20 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2399th)
  • Isaiah Crowell gets 2 touches against OAK
    Isaiah Crowell rushed once for one yard and caught one pass for eight yards in the Browns' Week 8 win over the Raiders.

    Advice: The undrafted rookie was the No. 3 back through Cleveland's rotation, playing behind Ben Tate and Terrance West. Although Crowell is arguably the most talented back in the bunch, his usage has not warranted fantasy start-ability, and the Browns' running game isn't nearly as efficient as it was early in the season. Crowell is teetering between RB3 and RB4 "stash" value in fantasy leagues. He won't be a flex option in Week 9 against Tampa Bay. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:58 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    4.46 (1886th)
  • Jordan Cameron done for day with concussion
    Jordan Cameron is done for the day in Week 8 with a concussion.

    Advice: It's particularly concerning for Cameron's going-forward outlook because he has a history of concussions. He finished Sunday's game with three catches for 40 yards, and Cameron's availability for Week 9 against the Buccaneers is also very much in doubt. The Browns can't get back Josh Gordon soon enough. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:06 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1764th)
  • A.J. Green says he feels 80 percent right now
    A.J. Green (toe) said he feels 80 percent right now.

    Advice: Green said he felt about 40 percent last week, so the jump to 80 is obviously a great sign. When asked if he expects to play in Week 9, he definitively said, "yes." Green is expected to get a specialized shoe from Nike this week, which will hopefully allow him to pay through some discomfort. For now, consider him questionable. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:57 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    9.68 (67th)
  • V-Jax held to 13 yards in Week 8 loss
    Vincent Jackson secured 1-of-5 targets for 13 yards in the Buccaneers' Week 8 loss to Minnesota.

    Advice: It was a quiet day for V-Jax in a game where Mike Glennon passed for just 171 yards. Mike Evans led Tampa in receiving (78 yards), and next closest was Bobby Rainey (41). Amid trade rumors, we'd love to see Jackson get out of Tampa Bay ahead of Tuesday's deadline to deal. Although he's continued to flash in spurts, the dysfunctional offense has torpedoed his fantasy stats. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:39 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    10.38 (52nd)
  • Jordan Cameron being checked for concussion
    Jordan Cameron left Sunday's game with a second-quarter head injury.

    Advice: Cameron was disoriented on the field after taking a big hit from a Raiders defender following a fantastic catch over the middle. Cameron has some history of concussions, and appeared to suffer one on the play. The Browns took him back to the locker room for evaluation, but we're not optimistic Cameron will return. Cameron caught 3-of-5 targets for 40 yards before exiting. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:26 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1764th)
  • Doug Martin held to 26 total yards in loss
    Doug Martin managed 27 yards on ten carries and two catches for -1 yard in the Bucs' Week 8 loss to Minnesota, before exiting with a third-quarter ankle injury.

    Advice: Ineffective and now constantly banged up, Martin's grip on a workload in Tampa Bay's backfield is shaky to be kind. Bobby Rainey is much better in the passing game, and rookie Charles Sims is eligible to return from I.R./recall in Week 9. Martin is on the borderline of being droppable in 12- and 14-team leagues. We've completely lost hope that he will turn his season around. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:06 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
  • Jerricho Cotchery goes 3-33-0 against SEA
    Jerricho Cotchery caught three passes for 33 yards in Sunday's Week 8 loss to the Seahawks.

    Advice: Even with Richard Sherman shadowing Kelvin Benjamin, Cotchery couldn't get loose. The 32-year-old possession receiver is now on pace for 52 catches, 632 yards and zero touchdowns halfway through his first year in Carolina. Even in plus matchups like Thursday's against the Saints, Cotchery will be a WR4 at best. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:20 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    5.28 (176th)
  • Jeremy Hill gets 14 touches as Bengals win
    Jeremy Hill rushed 10 times for 25 yards and caught 4-of-4 targets for 28 yards in the Bengals' Week 8 win over the Ravens.

    Advice: Hill flashed pile-moving power when he had a little space to operate, but holes were few and far between behind an O-Line that lost OG Kevin Zeitler during the course of the game, and also is getting poor play from rookie C Russell Bodine. As Giovani Bernard exited (hip) Sunday's game in the fourth quarter, Hill finished up as the Bengals' feature back. If Bernard can't go in Week 9 against the Jaguars, Hill will be a borderline RB1 in fantasy. There hasn't been much information available on Bernard's injury yet. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:09 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    15.42 (12th)
  • Giovani Bernard leaves game with injured hip
    Giovani Bernard left Sunday's game with a fourth-quarter hip injury and did not return.

    Advice: Although none have proven serious (yet), Bernard has now been banged up in three consecutive games. His return was considered questionable, but Bernard never went back in. Before exiting, Bernard had just 45 yards and a goal-line score on 16 carries, to go with two catches for two yards. Jeremy Hill finished the game as the Bengals' featured running back. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:37 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2399th)
  • Doug Martin exits game with injured ankle
    Doug Martin exited Sunday's game with a third-quarter ankle injury.

    Advice: Martin is standing on the sideline with his helmet off and his ankle wrapped, and Bobby Rainey is in at tailback. Martin had 27 yards on 10 carries and two catches for a combined loss of one yard before exiting. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:10 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
  • Darren Sproles (knee) officially out Sunday
    Darren Sproles (knee) is inactive for Sunday's Week 8 game at Arizona.

    Advice: Sproles would appear to have a good shot at returning for Week 9 as he got in limited practices each day this week. Talented Chris Polk will back up LeSean McCoy Sunday. The Eagles do get some good news as ILB Mychal Kendricks (calf) is active and starting. The rest of their inactives: QB Matt Barkley, WR Brad Smith, DB Jaylen Watkins, C Jason Kelce, OL Dennis Kelly and DE Taylor Hart. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:36 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    5.84 (173rd)
  • Glazer: Darren Sproles 'very doubtful' Sunday
    FOX's Jay Glazer confirmed Darren Sproles (knee) is "very doubtful" for Sunday's 4pm ET game at Arizona.

    Advice: ESPN Chris Mortensen essentially said the same thing earlier Sunday morning. Sproles suffered a sprained MCL in Week 6, and injury that typically takes 2-3 weeks to heal. The Eagles sound like they're going to play it safe even though he practiced on a limited basis all week. Sproles is only averaging 5.5 offensive touches per game over his last four outings anyway. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:58 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    5.84 (173rd)
  • Vincent Jackson (ribs) active against Vikings
    Vincent Jackson is active for Week 8 against the Vikings.

    Advice: V-Jax was listed as questionable, but all along was fully expected to play. The Buccaneers' Week 8 inactives are LB Jonathan Casillas, CB Brandon Dixon, G Kadeem Edwards, QB Mike Kafka, LB Brandon Magee, T Kevin Pamphile, and S Keith Tandy. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:42 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    10.38 (52nd)
  • Mort: Sproles unlikely to play against Cards
    ESPN's Chris Mortensen predicted Sunday morning that Darren Sproles (knee) will be inactive against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Sproles is coming off an MCL injury. Adam Schefter predicted Sproles would play a small role if he plays, and Mortensen said he doesn't think Sproles will play at all. Get Sproles out of your fantasy lineup if he was in. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:32 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    5.84 (173rd)
  • Report: A.J. Green 70-30 to return for Week 9
    A source tells Stacy Dales of NFL Network that A.J. Green (toe) is 70-30 to return for Week 9 at Jacksonville.

    Advice: Green is officially inactive today and certainly isn't a lock for next week, especially with the Bengals having the Thursday game in Week 10. Nike is making him a specialty shoe which will hopefully help with an injury that threatens to linger all year. As for this game against the Ravens, Mohamed Sanu is going to be the focus of a pass defense that can be smothering with Jimmy Smith and Ladarius Webb. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:28 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    9.68 (67th)
  • Report: Teams calling Bucs about Doug Martin
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports teams have been calling the Bucs about trading for Doug Martin.

    Advice: Martin has been a complete, utter disappointment, managing just 139 yards and one touchdown on 48 carries (2.9 YPC) across four starts. The Bucs have talented Bobby Rainey and third-round rookie Charles Sims (ankle) ready to return from short-term I.R. next week. Martin is still just 25 and two seasons removed from his 1,926-yard, 12-touchdown rookie year. He'd likely fetch a mid- to late-round pick. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:39 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
  • Report: PHI, NE, SEA calling Bucs about V-Jax
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Eagles, Patriots, and Seahawks are three teams that have called the Bucs about trading for Vincent Jackson.

    Advice: They're just three of "more than four teams" interested in the 31-year-old. With the Eagles, Jackson would replace an exposed Riley Cooper opposite Jeremy Maclin. The Patriots are always seemingly looking for a No. 1 outside receiver, while Jackson can be the top dog in Seattle, pushing Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse down to Nos. 2 and 3 where they belong. Jackson will be one of the hotter names come Tuesday's deadline. Landing in Philly would be a boon to V-Jax's stock. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:45 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    10.38 (52nd)
  • A.J. Green (toe) out Week 8, eyeing Week 9
    Profootballtalk reports A.J. Green (toe) will not play Week 8 against the Ravens, but plans to return Week 9 vs. the Jaguars.

    Advice: However, PFT's Mike Florio leaves the door open for Green to sit out Week 9 with the Bengals having a quick turnaround and playing on Thursday night in Week 10. Green says he won't be 100 percent the rest of the season. Mohamed Sanu will continue to run as the No. 1 in Green's absence. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:50 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    9.68 (67th)
  • Report: V-Jax (ribs) will play Week 8 vs. MIN
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Vincent Jackson (ribs) will play Week 8 against the Vikings.

    Advice: Jackson was limited all week in practice and slapped with a questionable tag on the injury report. He was never in any danger of missing the game coming out of the bye week. V-Jax played through the same "injury" in Week 6. He's Rotoworld's No. 17 receiver play for Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:41 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    10.38 (52nd)
  • A.J. Green (toe) not expected to play Week 8
    The NFL Network's Albert Breer reports A.J. Green (toe) is unlikely to play against the Ravens Week 8.

    Advice: Green did not practice all week and is listed as doubtful. Breer reports Green is dealing with "lingering" ligament damage under his big toe, and he expects the Bengals to be careful with the injury. Green should be viewed as questionable for Week 9. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:04 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    9.68 (67th)
  • Browns will not force the ball to Cameron
    Browns coach Mike Pettine said the team will not force the ball to Jordan Cameron.

    Advice: "If he’s open in the read and the ball gets thrown to him, he needs to catch it," Pettine said, "but we’re not going to force a ball to somebody." Cameron has seen 5.2 targets a game this year after seeing the ball come his way 7.9 times a contest last season. He has also been far less efficient, catching just 38% of his targets on the season. Cameron has the talent to turn it around, but he will need more consistent targets and more consistent quarterback play to regain top-five tight end status. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:59 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1764th)
  • 'Chance' Ryan Mathews could return in Week 9
    According to the Union-Tribune San Diego, there is a "chance" Ryan Mathews (knee) could return for the Chargers' Week 9 game against the Dolphins.

    Advice: Mathews' MCL sprain has cost him six weeks. As the Chargers have begun to lose games, they may feel more urgency to get their best early-down runner back on the field. "That's in my head," Mathews said Friday of a potential Week 9 return. "I'm just going keep doing my treatment this week, come back on Monday, and see what they (team doctors) say." Per beat writer Michael Gehlken, Mathews is "clearly close," looks conditioned, and his "right knee was stable" during a Thursday evening workout before San Diego's loss to Denver. Mathews should be stashed in all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:10 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2233rd)
  • Vincent Jackson (ribs) listed as questionable
    Vincent Jackson (ribs) is listed as questionable for Week 8 against the Vikings.

    Advice: V-Jax practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and is expected to play against Minnesota. His status will be worth rechecking Sunday morning, however. On the off chance Jackson were unable to suit up for Week 8, the Bucs would turn to Mike Evans and Louis Murphy as their starting wideouts. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:03 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    10.38 (52nd)
  • Ronnie Hillman to remain Broncos starting RB?
    The Denver Post believes the Broncos will be "hard pressed" to turn back to Montee Ball (groin) as their lead running back when healthy.

    Advice: We don't think it's likely at all. Ronnie Hillman has given Denver's offense an entirely new dimension with big-play ability on outside runs, whereas Ball struggled mightily when he was asked to move laterally. Ball was effective in a change-of-pace role behind Knowshon Moreno down the stretch last season. That may be his role upon return. Although he is being pulled on goal-line runs, Hillman has a chance to provide borderline RB1 value the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:37 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    13.51 (25th)
  • Darren Sproles questionable for Week 8
    Darren Sproles (knee) is questionable for Week 8 against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Sproles got in a round of limited practices this week and should be good to go. At less than 100 percent, Sproles is our No. 43 running back this week. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:16 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    5.84 (173rd)
  • Hillman has bad TD luck, but totals 138 yards
    Ronnie Hillman rushed 20 times for 109 yards in the Broncos' Week 8 win over the Chargers, catching 3-of-4 targets for an additional 29 yards.

    Advice: The 138 yards from scrimmage were Hillman's most in his three games as starter, but it's his amazingly-bad touchdown luck that will have owners talking on Friday. Hillman had five potential scores wiped away by happenstance and shenanigans. In no particular order, Hillman: Lost a touchdown by stepping out of bounds, had a score wiped out by holding, lost a shot at a goal-line carry thanks to a botched snap and watched Juwan Thompson vulture not one, but two TDs. The good news, if you want to look at it that way, is that Hillman was in position for so many touchdowns, and continues to run circles around the work Montee Ball did before going down with a groin injury. Ball will have a role when he returns, but it's getting harder to believe it won't be as Hillman's caddie. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:56 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    13.51 (25th)
  • Darren Sproles (knee) remains limited Thurs.
    Darren Sproles (knee) practiced on Thursday, getting in another limited session.

    Advice: Sproles is still trending in the right direction for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, but his status can't yet be taken for granted. If Sproles does go, he'll be a hard sell as a snap-count RB3 at less than 100 percent. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:41 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    5.84 (173rd)
  • Vincent Jackson (ribs) practicing in pads
    Vincent Jackson (ribs) practiced in pads on Thursday.

    Advice: He remained "limited." Either way, Jackson's health is not a question mark for Week 8. He'll be good to go as a WR2 against the Vikings. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:23 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    10.38 (52nd)
  • Ryan Mathews may be out through bye
    The Union-Tribune's Michael Gehlken says Ryan Mathews "may" be out through the Week 10 bye.

    Advice: Note that Gehlken was merely responding to a question on Twitter, not necessarily reporting. But Mathews was ruled out for Thursday night's game against the Broncos early on and doesn't seem to be particularly close. Holding him out until Week 11 would make sense, especially with Branden Oliver playing so well. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:28 am
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2233rd)
  • Ryan Mathews (MCL) still not practicing
    Ryan Mathews (MCL) remained out of Chargers practice Tuesday.

    Advice: Mathews can be safely ruled out for Week 8, and isn't looking promising for Week 9, either. The Bolts will continue to roll with Branden Oliver as their bell-cow back in the interim. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:45 pm
     
    Week 9 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2233rd)
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