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  • Cecil Shorts held without catch in debut
    Cecil Shorts was held without a catch in his preseason debut.

    Advice: Shorts rotated with Allen Hurns in two-wide sets and didn't appear fully healthy. He finished with two targets in the passing game. Shorts has potential WR3 value, but comes with red flag injury risks. He's currently going in the eleventh round in fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    54 minutes ago
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.81 (108th)
  • Marqise Lee held to 10 yards on three catches
    Marqise Lee had three catches for 10 yards in the Friday night's preseason game.

    Advice: Lee started and got the majority of work in two-wide sets. It was a step back after he secured all four of his targets and found the end-zone last week. Lee was manhandled on his blocking assignments and took a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the second quarter. He has a 7/37/1 line in two preseason starts. Lee has a chance to lead the Jaguars in receiving this year, but is going to struggle with consistency. He's a WR4/5 flier. Rotoworld.com
    58 minutes ago
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.60 (141st)
  • Santonio Holmes goes 1-7 against Seahawks
    Santonio Holmes caught 1-of-2 targets for seven yards in the Bears' third preseason game Friday night at Seattle.

    Advice: Josh Morgan opened the game as Chicago's No. 3 receiver, but Holmes mixed in with the first-team offense in the second quarter. He primarily ran with the twos, however, and made his first catch in a Bears uniform on a third-quarter slant for a gain of seven. Holmes is unlikely to make much fantasy noise in Chicago, but he definitely has a chance to help the Bears on the field. Rotoworld.com
    59 minutes ago
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.02 (2439th)
  • Josh Morgan goes 3-48 against Seattle
    Josh Morgan caught 3-of-5 targets for 48 yards in the Bears' third preseason game Friday night in Seattle.

    Advice: Morgan worked as the Bears' No. 3 receiver, ahead of Santonio Holmes, although that could be a temporary assignment for the ex-Redskin and 49er. Holmes should eventually prove the more dynamic option in three-wideout sets. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:36 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.19 (2510th)
  • Allen Hurns continues dominant preseason
    UDFA Allen Hurns had seven catches for 113 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' third preseason game Friday night.

    Advice: Hurns saw regular snaps with the first team, playing opposite Marqise Lee in two-wide sets. He has experience in OC Jedd Fisch's system from their days in Miami and has shown good chemistry with Chad Henne and Blake Bortles. Hurns' touchdown came against second-stringers on an 11-yard pass from Bortles in the third quarter. He's now up to 13 receptions for 230 yards and a touchdown through three preseason games. Hurns is a candidate to start Week 1 over Lee or Cecil Shorts. He's worth a look as a late-round flier. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:31 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.03 (2437th)
  • Percy Harvin goes 3-61 against Bears
    Percy Harvin caught 3-of-3 targets for 61 yards in the Seahawks' third preseason game Friday night.

    Advice: Harvin returned the opening kickoff 46 yards, and found an opening in Chicago's defense for a 25-yard gain on Seattle's opening drive. He added a 23-yarder on a curl route out of the slot early in the second quarter, whipping Bears CB Tim Jennings. Harvin has a combined 7-92 receiving line this preseason. Although his explosiveness clearly remains intact, we wouldn't be surprised if Harvin becomes a better real-life than fantasy player in Seattle. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:24 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.86 (87th)
  • Jermaine Kearse goes 4-63-1 vs. Bears
    Jermaine Kearse secured 4-of-5 targets for 63 yards and a touchdown in the Seahawks' third preseason game Friday night versus Chicago.

    Advice: Kearse was targeted in the red zone in the first quarter, but couldn't secure Russell Wilson's throw. He rebounded for a 12-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter. As Percy Harvin and Doug Baldwin are limited from a size standpoint, 6-foot-1, 207-pound Kearse is a solid bet to lead the Seahawks' wideout corps in TD catches this year. Kearse has five catches for 74 yards and the touchdown through three preseason games. He's in the WR5 hunt. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:21 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.09 (194th)
  • Amendola hauls in both targets Friday night
    Danny Amendola hauled in both of his targets for 13 yards in the Patriots' third preseason game.

    Advice: Amendola earned the start on Friday night and saw snaps in three-wide sets. With Rob Gronkowski healthy, Amendola may struggle to find targets in the Patriots' suddenly stocked pass catching corps. Amendola now has three catches for 22 yards this preseason. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:21 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.91 (2289th)
  • Ryan Broyles continues strong preseason
    Ryan Broyles caught three passes for 44 yards in the Lions' third preseason game Friday night

    Advice: Broyles worked exclusively with the second- and third-team offenses, playing behind Kevin Ogletree and Kris Durham. He's now led the Lions in receiving in consecutive weeks and should have the inside track on a roster spot. Broyles isn't on the re-draft radar. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:19 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.22 (2609th)
  • Golden Tate has three catches for 36 yards
    Golden Tate had three catches for 36 yards in the Lions' third preseason game Friday night.

    Advice: Tate was featured in the short-passing game and had a team-high four targets. He's locked in as the No. 2 receiver and should see regular single coverage opposite Calvin Johnson. Playing in a pass-heavy scheme, Tate has a good chance to improve on his 64/898/5 line from 2013. He currently has an ADP in the seventh round. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:12 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.48 (117th)
  • Thompkins earns the start Friday night
    Kenbrell Thompkins started the Patriots' third preseason game Friday night, catching 2-of-3 targets for 35 yards.

    Advice: Thompkins worked ahead of Brandon LaFell, though both players saw extensive time with the first-team offense. Thompkins dropped a wide-open look in the middle of the field in the second quarter, but Tom Brady came back to him on the very next play for a 14-yard gain. Brady has recently expressed confidence in the second-year wideout, and it is not inconceivable Thompkins holds onto the "X" receiver job even when (if) Aaron Dobson gets healthy. Thompkins has 6 catches for 78 yards and a touchdown this preseason. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:11 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.35 (2318th)
  • Brice Butler continues to impress for OAK
    Brice Butler caught three passes for 60 yards with two touchdowns in Friday's preseason game against the Packers.

    Advice: Butler continues to light it up against third-stringers. The 2013 seventh-rounder out of San Diego State now has 11 catches for 178 yards with three touchdowns in three preseason games, surely solidifying his spot on the 53-man roster. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:08 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2141st)
  • Calvin Johnson has two catches in debut
    Calvin Johnson had two catches for 27 yards in his preseason debut Friday night.

    Advice: He was targeted three times in the passing game. The Lions rested Johnson in their first two preseason games as a precaution, but he looked fully healthy. Johnson is not expected to play in Detroit's preseason finale. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:06 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.37 (27th)
  • Marshall goes 4-37 against Seahawks
    Brandon Marshall caught four passes for 37 yards in the Bears' third preseason game Thursday night in Seattle.

    Advice: He saw seven targets, while Alshon Jeffery saw eight -- all from Jay Cutler. Moving all around the formation, Marshall played X and Z receiver as well as the slot. His first big catch went for a nine-yard gain in Seahawks slot CB Jeremy Lane's coverage on Chicago's opening drive. Marshall also got by Richard Sherman on a second-quarter double move for a gain of 21. He has 10 grabs for 72 yards on the exhibition season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:00 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.22 (30th)
  • Greg Little gets some first-team reps Friday
    Greg Little caught one pass for six yards in Friday's preseason game against the Packers.

    Advice: Little was Oakland's No. 4 receiver behind James Jones, Rod Streater and Denarius Moore. He got a few first-team reps on Friday, but predictably did very little with them. Through three preseason games, Little has three catches for 54 yards. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:00 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.20 (2622nd)
  • Calvin Johnson will be moved around a lot
    New OC Joe Lombardi said Calvin Johnson will be moved around the formation a lot this season.

    Advice: Perhaps losing Scott Linehan would be a concern for Calvin's stock if he wasn't gaining a creative Sean Payton disciple in Lombardi. Megatron will play inside, outside and go in motion in an effort to keep defensive attention off him. Still only 28 years old, he's a strong bet to go over 1,400 receiving yards for the fourth straight season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:36 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.37 (27th)
  • Brandon Marshall flying to NY every Tuesday
    Brandon Marshall will be flying to New York every Tuesday during the season to film Showtime's "Inside the NFL."

    Advice: It's not ideal for Marshall to be spending his off day taking two flights weekly, but we trust that it won't be a problem. He's still in the prime for wideouts at age 30, hasn't missed a game since 2010 and keeps his body in peak condition. "He asked me about it. I trust him to make decisions that are in the best interests of the team first," said coach Marc Trestman. "I know Brandon. I know he'll do that." Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:33 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.22 (30th)
  • Raiders' Brice Butler diagnosed w/ concussion
    Raiders WR Brice Butler has been diagnosed with a concussion.

    Advice: It dampens Butler's roster chances, as he's now unlikely to suit up for this weekend's regular-season dress rehearsal. The No. 209 overall pick of last year's draft, Butler caught nine passes across 10 games. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:18 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2141st)
  • Trestman not worried about Holmes' attitude
    Bears coach Marc Trestman isn't worried about new WR Santonio Holmes' attitude.

    Advice: "We spent time with him," Trestman said Monday. "I mean, people change. ... You're out for a while, you get a good, hard look at where you are not only in your work life, as well as other aspects of your life." Holmes' sometimes toxic personality is a big part of the reason he languished on the open market until mid-August. Provided he can avoid making waves, he's the huge favorite to begin the season as the Bears' No. 3 receiver. He's "competing" with Josh Morgan. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:46 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.02 (2439th)
  • Trestman: Morgan the 'next man up' at WR
    Speaking Monday, Bears coach Marc Trestman called Josh Morgan the "next man up" at No. 3 receiver.

    Advice: The Bears released theoretical No. 3 man Eric Weems on Saturday. Technically speaking, Morgan is the next man up, but new addition Santonio Holmes should get every chance to beat him out. Even were Morgan to hold off his more-accomplished teammate, he'd have no fantasy value as the Bears' No. 3. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:27 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.19 (2510th)
  • Cecil Shorts (hammy) back at practice Sunday
    Cecil Shorts (hamstring) returned to practice Sunday.

    Advice: As expected. Shorts dressed out for practice Friday, but returned to 11-on-11 work this morning in hopes of getting some work in the Jaguars' third preseason game. Shorts missed the better part of a month with his strained hamstring. Don't expect the Jaguars to push him too hard, as Shorts has been prone to lower-body, soft-tissue injuries. He comes with plenty of risk. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:19 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.81 (108th)
  • Amendola only playing in 3- and 4-wide sets
    Danny Amendola only played in three- and four-wide sets during Friday night's preseason game against the Eagles.

    Advice: Julian Edelman and Kenbrell Thompkins were the exclusive wideouts in the Patriots' two-wide base. Therefore, Amendola only ended up playing on 12 of Tom Brady's 23 snaps Friday night, catching one pass for nine yards on two targets. Amendola is not going to pass up Edelman for primary slot duties, capping his upside in the WR3/4 range. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:39 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.91 (2289th)
  • Ryan Broyles making strong roster push
    Ryan Broyles caught two passes for 42 yards in the Lions' second preseason game Friday night.

    Advice: Broyles showed nice open-field ability, turning a two-yard pass into a 34-yard gain late in the first half. He now has a team-high 69 yards receiving on five catches this preseason. Finally healthy, Broyles is making a strong push for a roster spot in Detroit. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:26 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.22 (2609th)
  • Bears take a chance on Santonio Holmes
    Bears signed WR Santonio Holmes.

    Advice: Chicago worked out Holmes last week. With Marquess Wilson on the shelf for at least the first several weeks of the season, Holmes will compete with Josh Morgan and Eric Weems for the Bears' No. 3 receiver job. If he has anything left in the tank, he should win the competition going away. Holmes is not yet on the redraft radar, but he is a name to watch in the Bears' final two preseason games. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:37 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.02 (2439th)
  • Brady full of praise for Kenbrell Thompkins
    Tom Brady praised Kenbrell Thompkins after the second-year wideout caught three passes for 32 yards and a score during the Patriots' second preseason game.

    Advice: "I've got so much confidence in him and what he's been able to do, and continue to achieve," Brady said. "So hopefully there will be a lot more of those [touchdowns]." With Aaron Dobson (foot) still out, Thompkins has made the most of his starting opportunities. He will be relegated to the bench if Dobson ever gets healthy, but for now is penciled in as a starter in three-wide sets. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:30 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.35 (2318th)
  • Tate hauls in a touchdown against the Raiders
    Lions WR Golden Tate caught all three of his targets for 41 yards and a touchdown in Friday night's preseason game against the Raiders.

    Advice: Tate burned Tarell Brown for an early 28-yard score, and made a first-down grab on the Lions' second scoring drive. Shackled by the Seahawks' run-heavy scheme early in his career, Tate is poised to post career highs across the board in Detroit's pass-happy offense. He is a value at the end of the seventh round. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:36 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.48 (117th)
  • Kenbrell Thompkins goes 3-32-1
    Running as the Patriots' starting "X" receiver, Kenbrell Thompkins secured 3-of-4 targets for 32 yards and a touchdown in Friday night's second preseason game.

    Advice: The second-year UDFA is gobbling up first-team reps with Aaron Dobson still coming back from a foot injury. Dobson is a clearly-superior talent, but has obvious health concerns. We're still not recommending Thompkins as a re-draft pick. Dobson is a better target at his late-13th/early-14th-round ADP. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:29 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.35 (2318th)
  • Calvin inactive for second preseason game
    Calvin Johnson (knee, finger) is inactive for Friday night's preseason game.

    Advice: The Lions have been managing Johnson's practice reps and will hold him out of their first two preseason games. He should be active for next week's dress rehearsal against Jacksonville. Kris Durham will replace Johnson in the lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 5:39 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.37 (27th)
  • Cecil Shorts (hamstring) to practice Sunday
    Cecil Shorts (hamstring) will return to practice Sunday.

    Advice: Shorts pulled his hamstring at the beginning of training camp and missed the Jaguars' first two preseason games. He needs to find a way to stay on the field. Shorts has battled numerous soft-tissue injuries in his legs the past two seasons, making him hard to trust as anything more than a WR3 in fantasy. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:04 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.81 (108th)
  • Jaguars staff high on undrafted WR Hurns
    The Jaguars' coaching staff remains high on undrafted WR Allen Hurns.

    Advice: WRs coach Jerry Sullivan talked up Hurns following spring practices, and it's carried over camp. With so many injuries at receiver, Hurns has been getting plenty of opportunities. He's caught 6-of-9 targets for 117 yards through two preseason games and has shown good chemistry with Blake Bortles. Hurns is a player to keep a distant eye on in deeper Dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:40 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.03 (2437th)
  • Marqise Lee posts 4-27-1 line against Bears
    Marqise Lee started the Jaguars' second preseason game, catching 4-of-4 targets for 27 yards and a touchdown against the Bears.

    Advice: Playing the "movement" receiver role in Jacksonville's offense, Lee ran high-percentage routes as expected and caught everything thrown his way after a sluggish, and ultimately catch-less preseason opener. The light appears to be flipping on for Lee, who is a sleeper to lead all rookies in receiving this season. He should push Cecil Shorts for the Jags' team lead in targets. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:21 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.60 (141st)
  • Marshall fully healthy, clicking with Cutler
    Brandon Marshall had five catches for 31 yards on just 17 snaps in Saturday's preseason opener against the Eagles.

    Advice: Marshall had a rocky 2013 offseason, fighting a hip injury while adjusting to the new Marc Trestman offense. He still went off for 100-1,295-12 while playing in all 16 games for the third straight year. Now Marshall is fully healthy, has a year in the scheme under his belt, and we know Jay Cutler will pepper him with targets. The quiet offseason is a good thing for our No. 6 fantasy wideout. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:57 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.22 (30th)
  • Calvin Johnson playing like dominant self
    Calvin Johnson (knee, finger) has made "jaw-dropping plays essentially every day" at camp.

    Advice: Although the Lions are managing Johnson's reps in practice and held him out of the preseason opener, he's clearly over last year's nagging injuries. He's looked "impressive" while dominating defensive backs like he always does. Still just 28, there's no reason to think Johnson is going to regress this season. He's a tremendous bet to finish as a top-three wideout for the fourth straight season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:41 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.37 (27th)
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