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  • Patriots sign Gronk's bro to practice squad
    Patriots signed FB Glenn Gronkowski to their practice squad.

    Advice: Gronkowski survived final cuts with Buffalo, but was released after Week 1. He’s unlikely to get promoted anytime soon. Gronkowski gives the Patriots a second fullback behind James Develin. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:01 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (667th)
     
  • Jerick McKinnon taken off injury report
    Jerick McKinnon (toe) has been removed from the injury report.

    Advice: There was never any doubt over his status. McKinnon is Rotoworld's No. 24 running back for Week 4. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:41 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    12.00 (48th)
     
  • Rashad Jennings (thumb) questionable for MNF
    Rashad Jennings (thumb) is listed as questionable for Monday night against the Vikings.

    Advice: Coach Ben McAdoo said Jennings will be a "game-day" decision after Friday's practice, so this designation is not a surprise. Jennings is likely more on the doubtful side of questionable, but his status will not be known for certain before Monday. That makes both Jennings and Orleans Darkwa tough to trust, especially considering the matchup. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:08 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (829th)
     
  • Gase wants to 'narrow' running back rotation
    Dolphins coach Adam Gase said he wants to "narrow" the running back rotation.

    Advice: It might not matter if Arian Foster (groin) is able to make it back Week 5, but he is questionable at best. That would leave Miami with the same dreadful four-man committee which has managed 159 yards the last two weeks. Jay Ajayi has played the best of the group, and he should get more work if Gase decides to focus on one back. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:14 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    5.72 (202nd)
     
  • Jamaal Charles still saw some scout-team work
    Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Jamaal Charles (knee, questionable) still saw some scout-team work this week.

    Advice: "It’s been good," Reid said of Charles' week of practice. "He’s done a little bit of team, a little bit of scout. He’s mixed it in and out and looks like he’s getting better all the time." Charles will reportedly make his debut this week, but it will be surprising if he sees more than a handful of touches with the bye week on the horizon. Spencer Ware should still operate as the lead back. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:29 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.91 (123rd)
     
  • Bobby Rainey should have role with Vereen out
    Giants RB Bobby Rainey should have a role with Shane Vereen (triceps, injured reserve) sidelined.

    Advice: Orleans Darkwa is expected to see the biggest spike in playing time with Vereen out and could start Monday night if Rashad Jennings (thumb, questionable) is forced to sit, but Rainey will have a passing-game role even when Darkwa and Jennings are healthy. Rainey caught 33 passes for 315 yards and a touchdown with the Bucs in 2014, and he is a solid add in deeper PPR formats. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:00 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.02 (191st)
     
  • Terrance West could become starter this week
    ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley said it "wouldn't be surprising" if Terrance West took over as the starter this week.

    Advice: Coach John Harbaugh talked about making changes in the backfield, and swapping out Justin Forsett for West is the most logical option. Forsett has just 98 yards on 31 carries this season with zero touchdowns. West is not lighting up the scoreboard either (33-for-119), but he has looked like a much better runner. Rookie Kenneth Dixon (knee) should also get a shot once he returns from injury. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:52 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    5.59 (203rd)
     
  • Kenneth Dixon will be eased back into action
    ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley expects rookie RB Kenneth Dixon (knee, doubtful) to be "eased back into the mix."

    Advice: Dixon will not play this week, and he will likely be limited even if he returns against Washington Week 5. Once healthy, Dixon should be in something of a timeshare with Terrance West and perhaps Justin Forsett. Dixon is a good bench stash in deeper formats, but he will likely spend most if not all of the season in a committee. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:23 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.82 (224th)
     
  • Smallwood will have 'plenty of opportunities'
    ESPN Eagles reporter Tim McManus said fifth-round RB Wendell Smallwood should see "plenty of opportunities" this season.

    Advice: McManus cautions Ryan Mathews will still be the lead back when healthy, but he correctly points out Mathews has struggled to stay on the field throughout his career. "There should be plenty of opportunities for Smallwood over the course of the season," McManus said, "and those opportunities will likely grow if he continues to produce like he did against the Steelers." Smallwood had 79 yards and a touchdown against Pittsburgh. He is a great speculative add in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:17 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (604th)
     
  • Howard 'committee guy' once Langford healthy?
    ESPN Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson said Jordan Howard will be "more of a committee guy" once Jeremy Langford (ankle) returns.

    Advice: Langford will be out at least another month, so this is not an immediate concern to Howard's fantasy value. More importantly, Langford was terrible before going down, so Howard could certainly win the starting job outright with good performances the next several weeks. He should start on the right foot against a banged up Lions defense this week. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:10 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.93 (59th)
     
  • McAdoo: Jennings could be 'game-day' decision
    Giants coach Ben McAdoo said Rashad Jennings (thumb) could be a "game-day" decision.

    Advice: Jennings was limited again on Friday. The back said he hoped to have a better idea of his Week 4 status following Friday's practice, but there have not been any reports on what that idea is. It still is unlikely Jennings plays Monday night, but the uncertainty makes it tough to trust him or Orleans Darkwa in a tough matchup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:32 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (829th)
     
  • C.J. Spiller not a lock to be active Sunday
    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll declined to say if C.J. Spiller will be active this week.

    Advice: Spiller was just signed on Wednesday. He’s still learning the offense, and doesn’t project for more than a limited role if he plays. C.J. Prosise (hand) practiced fully all week and is listed as questionable. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:11 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1051st)
     
  • Marcel Reece visits Patriots
    Free agent FB Marcel Reece worked out for the Patriots.

    Advice: It's his first visit since getting cut from Oakland. Reece was suspended the first three games and could need some time to get back in shape. He should resurface in an H-back role. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:15 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (697th)
     
  • Matt Forte not on injury report
    Matt Forte is not on the Jets' Week 4 injury report.

    Advice: He practiced fully Thursday and Friday and will start versus Seattle. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:27 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.35 (53rd)
     
  • Thomas Rawls out for second straight week
    Thomas Rawls (fibula) is out for Week 4 against the Jets.

    Advice: It's his second absence in a row after suffering a hairline fracture in his fibula back in Week 2. Rawls didn't practice this week and isn't close to returning. Christine Michael will have a full workload again and should be a locked-in RB1 for Sunday's game in the Meadowlands. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:19 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (453rd)
     
  • C.J. Prosise (hand) questionable for Week 4
    C.J. Prosise (hand) is questionable for Week 4 against the Jets.

    Advice: Prosise practiced fully all week and should be fine for Sunday. He's still wearing a cast on his broken hand. Prosise isn't a major threaten to Christine Michael's workload. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:15 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (596th)
     
  • Kenneth Dixon (knee) doubtful for Week 4
    Kenneth Dixon (knee) is doubtful for Week 4 against the Raiders.

    Advice: He returned to a limited practice this week but won't suit up against Oakland. Dixon is aiming to return against Washington in Week 5. It could take Dixon a few games to settle in but there's a good chance he'll rise to the top of Baltimore's running back depth chart by the end of the year. He's a worthy bench stash. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:47 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.82 (224th)
     
  • Crowell (knee) no longer on Browns injury report
    Isaiah Crowell (knee) is no longer on the Browns' injury report.

    Advice: Crowell has practiced fully the last two days after being limited at Wednesday's session. He's been Cleveland's most consistent contributor on offense this year and makes for a nice RB2 play against the Redskins in Week 4. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:05 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.41 (65th)
     
  • Report: Charles to make season debut Sunday
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Jamaal Charles (knee, questionable) will make his season debut against the Steelers in Week 4.

    Advice: Charles is finally ready to go after a slow recovery from ACL surgery. We'd imagine the Chiefs will have him on a snap count in his first game back. Spencer Ware is still expected to lead the Chiefs' backfield in Week 4, though it's possible Charles could cut into his red-zone work. Charcandrick West (ankle) won't be in action Sunday night. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:46 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.91 (123rd)
     
  • Doug Martin ruled out for Week 4
    Doug Martin (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 4.

    Advice: Charles Sims put up top-12 fantasy running back numbers in Martin's absence in last week's theoretically difficult matchup with the Rams. Sims is an every-week fantasy RB2. Martin is expected to miss at least another game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:36 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (765th)
     
  • Charles upgraded to questionable for Week 4
    Jamaal Charles (knee) is questionable for Week 4 against the Steelers.

    Advice: It's an upgrade for Charles, who was listed as doubtful the previous three weeks. Charles was limited at practice this week and could very well be headed for a game-time decision. If Charles gets the green light, he'd likely work in a committee alongside Spencer Ware. Charcandrick West (ankle) has already been ruled out. We still expect Ware to be the Chiefs' lead back against the Steelers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:27 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.91 (123rd)
     
  • Devonta Freeman not on injury report
    Devonta Freeman (illness) is no longer on the injury report.

    Advice: He missed Thursday's practice, but participated fully on Friday and will be all systems go for Sunday's divisional clash with the Panthers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:26 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.36 (84th)
     
  • Charcandrick West (ankle) ruled out Week 4
    Charcandrick West (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 4.

    Advice: Jamaal Charles (knee) has been upgraded to questionable and apparently has an outside chance to contribute on Sunday Night Football against the Steelers. Spencer Ware is locked in as Kansas City's feature back. West can be dropped in all leagues, although he never should have been on fantasy rosters anyway. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:21 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1047th)
     
  • Ka'Deem Carey listed as doubtful
    Ka'Deem Carey (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Week 4.

    Advice: Jordan Howard will be the Bears' every-down back against Detroit. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:38 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (989th)
     
  • Jay Ajayi totals 46 yards vs. Bengals
    Jay Ajayi rushed six times for 33 yards in the Dolphins' Week 4 loss to the Bengals, adding two catches for 13 additional yards.

    Advice: Ajayi and Kenyan Drake were "benched" for Damien Williams, but Ajayi ended up easily leading the backfield in touches. He was arguably the Dolphins' most effective player this evening, reeling off three 11-yard gains. Ajayi should have gotten the ball more, and likely will against the Titans in Week 5 as the Dolphins desperately try to get something going on the ground. Ajayi will still barely be on the RB3 radar for that one. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:52 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    5.72 (202nd)
     
  • Damien Williams 'starts,' totals 15 yards
    Damien Williams rushed two times for nine yards in Miami's Week 4 loss to the Bengals, adding a six-yard catch.

    Advice: The Dolphins made a big production out of Williams "starting," but he ended getting out-touched 8-3 by Jay Ajayi. The Dolphins didn't even use a running back on their first series, going empty. Williams was present for the opening play of drive two then disappeared. The Dolphins' running game is a dumpster fire best avoided at all costs until Arian Foster returns. Even then, it won't be anything to call home about. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:50 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.42 (373rd)
     
  • Jay Ajayi, Drake benched for Damien Williams
    The Dolphins have announced Damien Williams as their Week 4 starter at running back.

    Advice: Jay Ajayi was the closest thing the Dolphins had to a nominal "starter" in Arian Foster's absence, but the Dolphins are going to give Williams a whirl after Ajayi and Drake were ineffective in Week 3. Isaiah Pead should also be involved. Despite the "starter" tag, Williams is best avoided in fantasy leagues. The same goes for Ajayi, Pead and Drake. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:06 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    5.72 (202nd)
     
  • Damien Williams getting Week 4 start at RB
    The Dolphins have announced Damien Williams as their Week 4 starter at running back.

    Advice: Coach Adam Gase is sending shockwaves through his team, benching starters on both sides of the ball. Not that Jay Ajayi and Kenyan Drake were actual starters. A four-man committee between Williams, Drake, Ajayi and Isaiah Pead remains likely. The situation should be avoided at all costs for fantasy purposes. Williams won't see more than 10-12 touches, and even that might not happen. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:02 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.42 (373rd)
     
  • Matt Forte upgraded to 'full' on Thursday
    Matt Forte (knee) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: The Jets were just managing Forte's reps on Wednesday. He'll be good to go as an RB2 against the Seahawks' typically elite defense. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:25 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.35 (53rd)
     
  • Tevin Coleman gets in another limited session
    Tevin Coleman (ankle) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: The Falcons are just managing Coleman's reps after he played through a tweak on Monday. Devonta Freeman has a slight edge in the touch department, but Coleman has firmly established himself as an upside FLEX. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:19 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.00 (158th)
     
  • Jamaal Charles gets in another limited day
    Jamaal Charles (knee) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: There's yet to be an indication this will be the week Charles makes his 2016 debut. We should get official word on Friday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:27 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.91 (123rd)
     
  • Devonta Freeman misses practice with illness
    Devonta Freeman sat out Thursday's practice with an illness.

    Advice: It's just a heads up. Freeman is in zero danger of missing Sunday's game against the Panthers. It's a tough matchup, and Freeman remains in a rotation with Tevin Coleman, but he has too much upside to rank outside the RB2 area of the board. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:31 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.36 (84th)
     
  • McKinnon (toe) practicing in full this week
    Jerick McKinnon (toe) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: The Vikings play on Monday night so this was their first practice of the week. Clearly McKinnon is over the toe injury that bothered him earlier this month. McKinnon collected 45 yards 16 carries in last week's win over Carolina. Though he might lose red zone work to Matt Asiata, McKinnon is still in the RB2/3 conversation. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:20 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    12.00 (48th)
     
  • Steelers pull the plug on RB Daryl Richardson
    Steelers released RB Daryl Richardson.

    Advice: Richardson had been working as the Steelers' No. 3 running back behind DeAngelo Williams and Fitzgerald Toussaint. He won't be needed any more now that Le'Veon Bell is back from his three-game suspension. Richardson logged just five snaps during his short stay in Pittsburgh. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:13 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.52 (367th)
     
  • Isaiah Crowell (knee) upgraded to full practice
    Isaiah Crowell (knee) was a full participant at Thursday's practice.

    Advice: He was limited on Wednesday. There's no longer any doubt (not that there ever was) about Crowell's status for Week 4. Crowell is tied for second in the league in rushing yards and will be a solid RB2 Sunday against Washington. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:49 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.41 (65th)
     
  • Rashad Jennings expects to know more Friday
    Rashad Jennings (thumb) expects to get a better idea of his Week 4 status on Friday.

    Advice: "I'm doing everything I can," Jennings said. The tea leaves suggest Jennings will sit for his second straight game, but it's certainly possible he has a breakthrough. The Giants are playing in the Monday night game, so hopefully we get some concrete information by Sunday morning. Orleans Darkwa will be in the FLEX mix if Jennings sits. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:36 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (829th)
     
  • Rashad Jennings (thumb) limited at practice
    Rashad Jennings (thumb) was limited at Thursday's practice.

    Advice: ESPN Giants reporter Jordan Raanan said earlier today that he expects Jennings to miss Monday night's game against the Vikings. Jennings' thumb injury affects his ability to block and catch passes, which is obviously a huge hindrance. With Shane Vereen (triceps) also out, it looks like Orleans Darkwa will lead the Giants' backfield in Week 4. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:46 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (829th)
     
  • Charcandrick West sitting out again Thursday
    Charcandrick West (ankle) will not practice Thursday.

    Advice: It is his second missed session in a row, which puts his availability for this weekend in serious doubt. Spencer Ware should dominate work against the Steelers. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:50 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1047th)
     
  • Jaguars OC vows to 'get this run game fixed'
    Jaguars OC Greg Olson vowed to "get this run game fixed."

    Advice: Running backs have averaged just 2.24 yards per carry for the Jaguars this season, and it did not get any better in Chris Ivory's return last week. The running game has a theoretical "get-right game" against the Colts on Sunday, but Indy played much better against the run last week and are starting to get healthy. With the offensive line in shambles, the Jaguars will struggle to run the ball all season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:32 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.02 (93rd)
     
  • Ben: Le'Veon Bell could see snaps at receiver
    Ben Roethlisberger hinted that Le'Veon Bell could be used more often in the slot this season.

    Advice: "We’re not going to take RB off the front of his name and put WR," Roethlisberger said, "but I definitely think he is one of our best receivers." Roethlisberger added the Steelers will use packages which get both Bell and DeAngelo Williams on the field together. We heard similar things last year, but Bell easily out-touched Williams 125-to-14 in his five healthy games. Bell is going to be the focal point of the offense as long as he is on the field, and some snaps at receiver will do nothing but help his value. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:34 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.58 (34th)
     
  • Report: Rashad Jennings unlikely to play
    ESPN's Jordan Raanan reports Rashad Jennings (thumb) is unlikely to play Monday night against the Vikings.

    Advice: Jennings' thumb has still not healed enough for him to catch the football or pass protect, so he will end up missing another week. Orleans Darkwa should get the start against Minnesota with Bobby Rainey handling some passing-down work. Rookie Paul Perkins could get involved as well. Even in a daunting matchup, Darkwa will be worth FLEX consideration this week. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:58 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (829th)
     
  • C.J. Prosise (hand) practices fully
    C.J. Prosise (hand) practiced in full Wednesday.

    Advice: Prosise will be in a cast for three more weeks, but can practice fully with it. He'll compete with C.J. Spiller for a Week 4 role behind Christine Michael. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:30 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (596th)
     
  • Seattle adds C.J. Spiller to backfield mix
    Seahawks signed RB C.J. Spiller to a one-year contract.

    Advice: Spiller visited with the Jets and Packers before signing. He was a healthy scratch for the Saints in Week 1, and spent the last two weeks out of football. Spiller hasn't been productive since 2013, but lands in a great situation in Seattle. He will be in the mix for a passing-game role behind Christine Michael with Thomas Rawls (fibula) and C.J. Prosise (hand) sidelined. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:34 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1051st)
     
  • Jamaal Charles (knee) still limited at practice
    Jamaal Charles (knee) remained limited at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Another day, another limited practice for Charles. ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher said it's "difficult to picture" Charles playing against the Steelers on Sunday night unless he returns to a full practice at some point during the week. Look for Spencer Ware to carry the mail again in Week 4. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:56 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.91 (123rd)
     
  • Tevin Coleman (ankle) limited at practice
    Tevin Coleman (ankle) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Coleman limped off at one point during Monday's blowout win over the Saints but the injury obviously didn't affect him as he finished the night with a career-high three touchdowns. He'll be fine for Week 4 against Carolina. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:34 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.00 (158th)
     
  • Prosise will be in cast for three more weeks
    C.J. Prosise (hand) will be in a cast for at least three more weeks.

    Advice: Coach Pete Carroll said earlier this week that he expected Prosise to return against the Jets in Week 4, but it's going to be hard for him to catch passes with a cast on his hand. He's no threat to Christine Michael's workload. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:20 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (596th)
     
  • Isaiah Crowell (knee) limited on Wednesday
    Isaiah Crowell (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: He's probably just dealing with a bruise. Crowell is third in the league in rushing and is averaging a robust 6.1 YPC. He has a splendid Week 4 date with the Redskins, who have been gashed by DeAngelo Williams, Shane Vereen, and Ezekiel Elliott the past three weeks. Crowell is a strong RB2. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:36 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.41 (65th)
     
  • Matt Forte limited on Wednesday
    Matt Forte (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Forte simply needs some R&R. He'll be ready for Sunday against Seattle. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:29 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.35 (53rd)
     
  • Report: Kenneth Dixon (knee) targeting Week 5
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Kenneth Dixon (knee) is targeting a Week 5 return.

    Advice: RapSheet riled up the masses with a tweet earlier Wednesday morning that Dixon was returning to practice Wednesday, but he didn't do much of anything besides working out by himself on a side field. Dixon is still recovering from a sprained MCL. Coach John Harbaugh expressed frustration with the running game Wednesday, so Dixon could be given a decent workload as soon as he hits the field. He's worth picking up as a bench-stash flier if you have roster room. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:36 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.82 (224th)
     
  • Ka'Deem Cary not practicing Wednesday
    Ka'Deem Carey (hamstring) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: He's not expected to play this week after going down early in Week 2. Jordan Howard will get the start, with Joique Bell and Raheem Mostert as backups. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:29 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (989th)
     
  • Doug Martin (hammy) not practicing Wednesday
    Doug Martin (hamstring) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Martin is fully expected to miss another 1-2 weeks. Charles Sims will continue to carry the bulk of the load and be backed up by Jacquizz Rodgers. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:47 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (765th)
     
  • Charcandrick West not practicing Wednesday
    Charcandrick West (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Spencer Ware badly out-snapped West 45-15 last week against the Jets, and this may be part of the reason. If West sits Week 4 against the Steelers and Jamaal Charles (knee) isn't ready, Ware could have a massive workload. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:54 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1047th)
     
  • Pederson dumps praise on Wendell Smallwood
    Coach Doug Pederson had nothing but praise for rookie RB Wendell Smallwood's performance following the Week 3 win over the Steelers.

    Advice: "He's the same type of runner that we felt he was coming out of college and what we saw in preseason," said Pederson. "He's a big, powerful guy. He's a downhill guy. He's a one-cut runner. He did a great job for us." At the link below, Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski broke down a bunch of Smallwood's runs from the win, and his burst through the hole was incredible. He also showed great awareness to stay in bounds on a 3rd-and-7 run late in the fourth quarter to keep the clock moving. "To get the first down and stay in bounds as a rookie is tremendous," said Pederson. Smallwood missed much of training camp with a quad injury, but he looks poised to take on a big role in this backfield with Ryan Mathews again banged up and struggling to make plays. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:25 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (604th)
     
  • Steelers happy with Le'Veon's conditioning
    The Steelers are happy with Le'Veon Bell's conditioning coming off suspension.

    Advice: "A guy that is highly conditioned over a 12 month calendar," coach Mike Tomlin said. "We have seen him every day, he has been a part of us, and he has been in the building. He is up to speed on what we are doing from a schematic standpoint and really in tune there." It's further indication the Steelers will have no qualms immediately employing Bell as a bell-cow. Bell is already a top-three option at running back. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:23 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.58 (34th)
     
  • Tomlin promises 'a lot' of Le'Veon in Week 4
    Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said to expect "a lot" of Le'Veon Bell against the Chiefs in Week 4.

    Advice: Rather than easing him in, it looks like Bell will be full throttle in his return from a three-game suspension. "Rest assured, you're going to see Le'Veon Bell and a lot of him Sunday," said Tomlin when asked about Bell's workload. DeAngelo Williams enjoyed a strong opener but fizzled out over the last two weeks. Bell is going to be heavily involved in every facet of the Pittsburgh offense and makes for a no-brainer RB1 in all formats. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:39 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.58 (34th)
     
  • Tevin Coleman totals 89 yards, 3 TDs in win
    Tevin Coleman rushed 12 times for 42 yards and three touchdowns in the Falcons' 45-32, Week 3 win over the Saints, adding three catches for 47 yards on three targets.

    Advice: Coleman and Devonta Freeman continued to split the snaps and touches Monday night, but Coleman was the one getting all the scoring chances inside the 10-yard line, with touchdown runs of two, two, and six yards. Freeman owners still have plenty to be happy about after Freeman piled up 207 total yards and a touchdown of his own on 19 touches to Coleman's 15 touches. This offense can support both backs with the tempo it plays at and all the touches it funnels to the two runners. Coleman will be back on the RB2 map next week in a home date with the Panthers. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:45 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.00 (158th)
     
  • Devonta Freeman piles up 207 yards, TD on MNF
    Devonta Freeman rushed 14 times for 152 yards and caught 5-of-5 targets for 55 yards and one touchdown in the Falcons' 45-32, Week 3 win over the Saints on Monday night.

    Advice: It was about as perfect a stat line as one can have against the Saints' not-there defense. Freeman and Tevin Coleman continued to split snaps as they had the first two weeks, but Freeman ran with anger right out of the gates. On his first carry, Freeman shoved CB Sterling Moore to the ground with a violent stiff-arm, and it only got better from there. Two of Freeman's three longest career runs came Monday night, as he broke off 36- and 48-yard gains, running through gaping holes all evening. His touchdown came on a walk-in, 13-yard swing pass. Backfield mate Tevin Coleman did have three rushing scores of his own, but Freeman owners will be extremely happy with this performance. Keep firing him up as an RB2 next week vs. Carolina. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:40 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.36 (84th)
     
  • Jets to work out FA C.J. Spiller on Tuesday
    Free agent C.J. Spiller will work out for the Jets on Tuesday.

    Advice: Spiller played for OC Chan Gailey in Buffalo and had the best season of his career in Gailey's final year as the Bills' head coach in 2012. Spiller amassed 1,703 total yards and eight touchdowns in Gailey's spread scheme that season. In New York, he'd be insurance behind Matt Forte and Bilal Powell. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:30 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1051st)
     
  • Raiders release FB Reece after suspension
    Raiders released FB Marcel Reece.

    Advice: Suspended the first three weeks of the season for a PEDs violation, Reece was deemed unworthy of the remainder of his $2.6 million base salary by the Raiders. 31 years old, Reece has averaged 4.6 yards per carry and 9.8 yards per reception in his eight-year career. He should be able to latch on elsewhere as a swiss-army-knife contributor. Reece can also play special teams. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:26 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (697th)
     
  • 'Optimism' Rashad Jennings returns this week
    NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports there is "optimism" Rashad Jennings (thumb) returns for Week 4.

    Advice: There's optimism and urgency, as the Giants' unsettled backfield has lost Shane Vereen (triceps) for the season. Jennings was a surprising scratch on Sunday, so we'd still consider his status far from certain. He's unsure of his ability to contribute in the passing game, something that will be even more of a necessity with Vereen out. The Giants will issue their first injury report on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:30 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (829th)
     
  • McAdoo: We'll evaluate Jennings all week
    Giants coach Ben McAdoo said Rashad Jennings (thumb) will be "evaluated throughout the week."

    Advice: Spoiler alert. Every injured player is evaluated throughout the week. The problem is Jennings' ability to contribute in the passing game, something that won't be magically cleared up after only one absence. There's likely renewed urgency to get Jennings back on the field, however, with the news that Shane Vereen is done for the season. The Giants don't have to issue an injury report until Thursday because they're playing on Monday Night Football. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:31 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (829th)
     
  • Reid: 'Chance' Jamaal Charles back for Week 4
    Speaking Monday, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said "there's a chance" Jamaal Charles (knee) returns for Week 4.

    Advice: It's basically what Reid's been saying for weeks. We'd bet on Charles missing his fourth straight game, and for Spencer Ware to once again carry the mail in Kansas City's backfield. Charles' status will be updated no later than Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:22 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.91 (123rd)
     
  • Thomas Rawls expected to miss multiple weeks
    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Thomas Rawls (fibula) will miss multiple weeks.

    Advice: Carroll said Rawls' injury is "a little worse than we thought." NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Rawls has a hairline fracture. After taking a shockingly long time to recover from the ankle injury which ended his 2015 campaign, it is not a given Rawls will return anytime soon. Christine Michael is locked in as the No. 1 back in Seattle. He will be a solid RB1 even in a tough matchup with the Jets. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:50 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (453rd)
     
  • Jordan Howard 'comfortable' with bigger role
    Bears fifth-round RB Jordan Howard said he is "comfortable" playing a bigger role.

    Advice: That is good news considering Jeremy Langford was carted off the field Sunday night and spotted in a walking boot after the game. Howard was already earning more work even before the injury, however, and was much more effective with his touches than Langford has been at any point this season. Ka'Deem Carey (hamstring) should also have a role once he gets healthy, but Howard could run away with the starting job. He is a must-add in all formats. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:25 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.93 (59th)
     
  • Jennings sat because of pass-game concerns
    Rashad Jennings (thumb) said he sat out Week 3 against the Redskins because of concerns about his ability to contribute in the passing game.

    Advice: Jennings said he has no problem holding the ball in his right hand when rushing, but the thumb injury does affect his ability to catch and pass protect. Jennings said he is "going to do everything I possibly can" to be ready for Monday night's matchup with the Vikings, but it would not be surprising if he sat out again. Orleans Darkwa and Shane Vereen split work with Jennings sidelined. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:20 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (829th)
     
  • Le'Veon Bell (suspended) set to return Week 4
    Le'Veon Bell's three-game suspension has ended.

    Advice: Bell will rejoin the team this week and should start on Sunday night against the Chiefs. He's said his knee is 100 percent. DeAngelo Williams played well while Bell was suspended, but Bell will return to a massive workload as the clear lead back. He is a locked-in RB1 moving forward. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:57 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    14.58 (34th)
     
  • Jordan Howard totals 92 yards against Dallas
    Jordan Howard had nine carries for 45 yards in Week 3 against Dallas.

    Advice: He added four catches for 47 yards on six targets. Howard replaced Jeremy Langford on the third drive and had a 36-yard run on his first carry. He stared the second half over Langford and finished the game after he was carted off with an ankle injury. With Langford struggling even before going down, Howard has potential to run away with the starting job. He’s one of this week’s top waiver pickups. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:46 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.93 (59th)
     
  • Smallwood unleashed in win over Pittsburgh
    Wendell Smallwood racked up 79 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries Sunday in the Eagles' Week 3 win over the Steelers.

    Advice: The Eagles’ No. 4 running back (according to their most recent depth chart) announced his presence with a big second half, gashing the Steelers for 64 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries after the intermission. Smallwood saw the vast majority of Philadelphia’s rushing work with Ryan Mathews sidelined for most of the game. It’s notable that Smallwood also got first dibs on goal-line carries with Darren Sproles limited to a receiving role and Kenjon Barner handling change-of-pace work. Obviously Philadelphia’s huge lead afforded Smallwood a longer leash but it will be interesting to see how the backfield duties shake out after the Eagles come off their bye week. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:20 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (604th)
     
  • Matt Forte held in check in Week 3 loss
    Matt Forte rushed 15 times for 65 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for -1 yard Week 3 against the Chiefs.

    Advice: Forte again looked good, getting everything that was blocked and creating yards on his own with great moves in the backfield. Unfortunately, the offense struggled to get anything going all game, and OC Chan Gailey apparently forgot Forte existed when the team was in the red zone. Gailey did, on the other hand, allow Ryan Fitzpatrick to throw three end-zone interceptions. Things will not get any easier against the Seahawks next week, but Forte’s workload keeps him in the RB1 conversation. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:39 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.35 (53rd)
     
  • Terrance West creates 45 yards on 10 carries
    Terrance West notched 45 yards on 10 carries and snagged his only target for eight yards Sunday in the Ravens' Week 3 win over the Jaguars.

    Advice: West opened the third quarter with a 15-yard burst but averaged just 3.33 yards on his other nine totes. That 15-yard run was the longest by a Raven this season. West outgained Justin Forsett on the ground but Forsett took on a much larger role in the passing game with seven targets compared to only one for West. Neither players will be appealing flex options next week against the Raiders. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:48 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    5.59 (203rd)
     
  • Jerick McKinnon bottled up for 47 yards
    Jerick McKinnon rushed 16 times for 45 yards in the Vikings' Week 3 win over the Panthers, adding one catch for two yards.

    Advice: Matt Asiata got the "start," but McKinnon out-touched him 17-7 and out-snapped him 36-19. Yards were just extremely hard to come by behind the Vikings' truly pathetic offensive line, which lost LG Alex Boone to a hip injury early in the proceedings. McKinnon has a major leg up on Asiata — except for perhaps in short-yardage situations — but will face more tough sledding against the Giants' improved defense in Week 4. He'll remain on the RB2 borderline. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:36 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    12.00 (48th)
     
  • Crowell runs for 79 yards on Miami
    Isaiah Crowell had 15 carries for 79 yards in Week 3 against Miami.

    Advice: Crowell was mostly held in check outside of a 25-yard run. He lost 10 carries to Duke Johnson, who was more effective on fewer touches. Crowell has a solid floor in Hue Jackson's run scheme in the few games where Cleveland isn't playing from behind, but is due for some regression. He remains a prime sell high candidate. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:16 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.41 (65th)
     
  • Jay Ajayi scores game-winning TD
    Jay Ajayi had seven carries for 28 yards and a touchdown in Miami's Week 3 win over the Browns.

    Advice: Ajayi scored the game-winning touchdown on an 11-yard run in overtime. Kenyan Drake started, but he was part of a three-back committee. None of Miami's running backs stood out this week in place of Arian Foster. Ajayi's performance makes him the favorite to lead the backfield in Week 4 snaps. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:05 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    5.72 (202nd)
     
  • T.J. Yeldon held to eight touches in Week 3
    T.J. Yeldon turned six carries into 17 yards and caught two-of-three targets for 11 yards Sunday in the Jaguars' Week 3 loss to the Ravens.

    Advice: Yeldon drew the start but was ultimately out-touched by Chris Ivory 13-8. He had zero running room behind Jacksonville’s non-existent offensive line. At least he was on the field when Jacksonville was trailing in the fourth quarter, which figures to be a frequent occurrence this year. There hasn’t been much to like about Jacksonville’s running game this season. Yeldon should probably be avoided in fantasy next week, even in a plus matchup against the Colts. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:04 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.02 (93rd)
     
  • Jamaal Charles among Chiefs' Wk 3 inactives
    Chiefs declared RB Jamaal Charles, OL Parker Ehinger, OL Jah Reid, QB Tyler Bray, LB Sam Barrington, WR De'Anthony Thomas, and CB Kenneth Acker inactive for Week 3 against the Jets.

    Advice: The Chiefs will get RG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif back after he sat out last week with an ankle injury, but he will not start. Charles saw some practice reps with the first-team and coach Andy Reid suggested he could be back next week, but his return date is still up in the air. Spencer Ware will continue to start as long as Charles is out. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:57 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.91 (123rd)
     
  • Doug Martin leads Bucs' inactives
    Bucs declared RB Doug Martin, WR Cecil Shorts, DE Robert Ayers, OG Caleb Benenoch, QB Ryan Griffin, TE Luke Stocker and OT Leonard Wester inactive for Week 3 vs. the Rams.

    Advice: Martin is week to week. Charles Sims is getting the start and will be a bell-cow in a game where the flow should favor the Bucs. 20 touches is possible, putting Sims on the RB1 borderline. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:42 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (765th)
     
  • Thomas Rawls, C.J. Prosise both inactive
    Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise are both inactive for Week 3 against the 49ers.

    Advice: As was reported would be the case this morning. The Seahawks will have Alex Collins up behind Christine Michael, who should operate as Seattle's every-down back. The rest of the Seahawks' Week 3 inactives are OG Rees Odhiambo, SS Tyvis Powell, DT Quinton Jefferson, TE Nick Vannett, and OG Germain Ifedi. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:38 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (453rd)
     
  • Damien Williams active vs Cleveland
    Damien Williams is active for Week 3 against the Browns.

    Advice: There was speculation Williams could be a healthy scratch, but Miami has all four of their running backs active. Kenyan Drake is starting in place of Arian Foster and is the safest bet for touches. Also out for Miami are WR Justin Hunter, CB Jordan Lucas, LB Spencer Paysinger, C Mike Pouncey, OG Dallas Thomas, and DE Terrence Fede. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:51 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.42 (373rd)
     
  • C.J. Prosise not expected to play Sunday
    C.J. Prosise (hand) is not expected to play Sunday versus San Francisco.

    Advice: Prosise has practiced fully in two straight weeks, but he was listed as questionable both times and will miss both games. Thomas Rawls (shin) will also miss Sunday's game, setting up Christine Michael for a heavy workload. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:47 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (596th)
     
  • Schefter: Rawls, Prosise will be inactive
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Thomas Rawls (shin) and C.J. Prosise (hand) will be inactive Week 3 against the 49ers.

    Advice: Rawls is not surprising, but Prosise did practice in full all week. Prosise is still wearing a cast on his injured hand, however, so he likely would not have helped out much on offense either way. With both backs down, Christine Michael is set up for a monster workload. He is a must-play in all formats. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:38 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (453rd)
     
  • Rashad Jennings officially inactive vs. WSH
    Giants declared Rashad Jennings (thumb) inactive for Week 3 vs. the Redskins.

    Advice: Orleans Darkwa and Shane Vereen will supposedly split work in Jennings' absence, but Vereen is the only player we feel comfortable firing up in fantasy. Darkwa has a low ceiling and lower floor. Also inactive for the Giants are QB Josh Johnson, WR Roger Lewis, DT Montori Hughes, OT Marshall Newhouse, S Darian Thompson and DT Robert Thomas. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:32 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (829th)
     
  • Ajayi won't start against Cleveland in Week 3
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Dolphins will "mix in other runners" behind starter Kenyan Drake against the Browns in Week 3.

    Advice: Jay Ajayi, Isaiah Pead and Damien Williams will be left to fight for Drake's scraps on Sunday. All three of those players have been in coach Adam Gase's doghouse at some point this year. Ajayi showed nothing in his season debut against the Patriots last week, plodding his way to 14 yards on five carries while committing a costly fumble. Even with Arian Foster (groin) on the shelf, it doesn't look like he'll have much of a role. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:53 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    5.72 (202nd)
     
  • Shocker: Rashad Jennings (thumb) will sit
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Rashad Jennings (thumb) is expected to miss Sunday's Week 3 game against the Redskins.

    Advice: It's a stunner as Jennings attended practice throughout the week and never looked to be in serious danger of missing Week 3. His thumb injury is obviously more severe than the Giants were letting on. He's week to week. It's unclear how the backfield will shape up in his absence, though Shane Vereen logged 17 touches with Jennings ailing against the Saints in Week 2. Vereen is suddenly a strong RB2 play in PPR leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:11 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (829th)
     
  • Jamaal Charles (knee) officially out for Week 3
    Jamaal Charles (knee) is out for Week 3 against the Jets.

    Advice: He was listed as doubtful on Friday despite seeing some practice reps with the first-team offense this week. Coach Andy Reid suggested Charles could play in Week 4 against Pittsburgh. Spencer Ware will carry the rushing load again on Sunday. For the season, he's out-touched Charcandrick West 30-16. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:05 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.91 (123rd)
     
  • Damien Williams could be odd man out
    Damien Williams could be a healthy scratch this week.

    Advice: Jay Ajayi is expected to start and get the majority of Arian Foster’s snaps. Miami should also keep Kenyan Drake involved in a COP/pass-down role. The Dolphins will go with either Isaiah Pead or Williams as their No. 3 back. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:20 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.42 (373rd)
     
  • Isaiah Crowell should keep lead-back job
    ESPN Browns reporter Pat McManamon believes Isaiah Crowell will continue to be the lead back moving forward.

    Advice: There was some concern Duke Johnson would take over as the lead back before the season, but Crowell has impressed with 195 yards and two scores through two weeks. Those numbers do not tell the whole story, however. Crowell earned 40 yards on three meaningless draws at the end of a loss Week 1, and he had an 85-yard touchdown last week. He has averaged just 2.7 yards on his other 26 carries. With the offense sure to nose dive with Cody Kessler under center, Crowell is a great sell high. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:42 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.41 (65th)
     
  • Bowles also not worried with Forte's workload
    Jets coach Todd Bowles said he is not concerned about Matt Forte's early-season workload.

    Advice: Forte is on pace for 472 touches, but neither OC Chan Gailey nor Bowles seems to care. "I like to see us successful," Bowles said. "If we can ride somebody, we’ll ride him, whether it be a receiver, quarterback or running back. It really doesn’t matter." Bilal Powell has been an afterthought this season, but he is a hold with the Jets seemingly intent on running the 30-year-old Forte into the ground. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:06 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.35 (53rd)
     
  • Seahawks list Thomas Rawls (shin) as doubtful
    Thomas Rawls (shin) is doubtful for Week 3 against the 49ers.

    Advice: He hasn't practiced this week and won't be ready for Sunday. With passing-down back C.J. Prosise (wrist) listed as questionable, Christine Michael will have little competition for carries in Week 3. In a dream matchup with San Francisco, he can be safely employed as an RB1/2. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:44 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (453rd)
     
  • Prosise listed as questionable for Week 1
    C.J. Prosise (hand) is listed as questionable for Week 3.

    Advice: Prosise was also listed as questionable last week, then didn't play against the Rams. His status is wholly uncertain for Sunday's showdown with the 49ers. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:43 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (596th)
     
  • Jamaal Charles (knee) doubtful for Week 3
    Jamaal Charles (knee) is doubtful for Week 3 against the Jets.

    Advice: Coach Andy Reid gave Charles owners some false hope Friday by hinting at a return in Week 3, but his doubtful listing confirms that won't be the case. Spencer Ware is looking at another week atop the Chiefs' running back depth chart. Charles has worked with the first-team offense at practice the past few days after being relegated to scout team duty the previous two weeks. He's getting close. Daily Slant: The backfield will very likely be left to Ware and West yet again, although this is the toughest draw they've faced so far. The Jets haven't allowed much to opposing backs this year, holding them to a shade under 4.0 YPC on 29 totes, and they've struggled to get pressure on opposing QBs. They managed to hit Tyrod Taylor just once (no sacks) last week, setting up Alex Smith and Jeremy Maclin as sneaky GPP plays. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:45 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.91 (123rd)
     
  • Carroll: Rawls (shin) is a game-time decision
    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Friday that Thomas Rawls' (shin) Week 3 status will be a game-time decision.

    Advice: It's a significant shift after Carroll said mid-week that Rawls was on track to play against the 49ers. "He wasn’t able to practice Wednesday, Thursday, so we’re just hoping by the weekend he’ll have a chance to play," Carroll said. "We won’t know until then." Even if Rawls is active for the game, Christine Michael is set up to start and quite possibly handle 20-plus touches. Michael is shaping up as a legitimate RB1 play in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:04 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (453rd)
     
  • Reid leaves door open for J. Charles to play
    Chiefs coach Andy Reid left the door open Friday for Jamaal Charles (knee) to play in Week 3 against the Jets.

    Advice: "I think he feels like he can do it," said Reid. Reid also revealed that Charles began practicing with the first-team offense after working only with the scout team in the first two weeks of the season. Charles' role would undoubtedly be limited were he able to play against the Jets, but his progress is a very good sign. Spencer Ware should remain the Chiefs' lead back in Week 3. Charcandrick West would be more likely to lose snaps to Charles. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:24 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.91 (123rd)
     
  • Kenneth Dixon ruled out for Week 3
    Kenneth Dixon (knee) has been ruled out for Week 3.

    Advice: Dixon is believed to be targeting Week 4 to make his first NFL appearance, although he didn't practice this week and isn't known to be making any headway in his recovery. Dixon remains worth holding onto in 14-team leagues, and some deeper 12-team ones. He looked like the Ravens' best back in preseason games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:16 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.82 (224th)
     
  • Gase declines to name starter for Week 3
    Dolphins coach Adam Gase said he has not "narrowed down" who will start at running back against the Browns in Week 3.

    Advice: Obviously it won't be Arian Foster, who has already been ruled out with a groin injury. We're guessing Jay Ajayi will get the nod, though he might share work with third-round rookie Kenyan Drake. For what it's worth, Ajayi out-touched Drake 9-4 against New England in Week 2. Ajayi is the better fantasy play and should be considered an RB3 in a plus matchup against Cleveland. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:08 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    5.72 (202nd)
     
  • Ka'Deem Carey listed as doubtful
    Ka'Deem Carey (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Week 3.

    Advice: Rookie Jordan Howard is becoming a very interesting sleeper with Carey on the shelf and Jeremy Langford struggling. Carey left Monday night's loss to the Eagles and did not return. He has no known timetable to return. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:31 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (989th)
     
  • Bears OC happy with Howard's practice week
    Bears OC Dowell Loggains said rookie RB Jordan Howard had a good week of practice.

    Advice: Beat writer Brad Biggs believes it could be an indication Howard is ready to start taking carries from No. 1 back Jeremy Langford. Howard showed good burst on his five touches last Monday night, something Langford hasn't displayed much of in his career. Howard also broke a tackle, which is one more than Langford has broken all season on 31 touches. Howard is worthy of a bench stash in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:47 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.93 (59th)
     
  • Thomas Rawls (shin) misses another practice
    Thomas Rawls (shin) remained sidelined at Seahawks practice Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Pete Carroll has claimed Rawls is "on track to play," but his practice participation begs to differ. Rawls is reportedly dealing with an unusual muscle injury. It doesn't help his case, of course, that he's struggled mightily through the first two games of the season. As things stand today, Christine Michael is in line to carry the mail against the 49ers even if Rawls is active. His status will be updated Friday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:21 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (453rd)
     
  • OC: Too early to worry about Forte's workload
    Jets OC Chan Gailey believes it's too early to start monitoring Matt Forte's workload.

    Advice: Forte has gotten the ball 59 times through two games, but Gailey evidently hasn't seen any sign of early-season wear and tear. It's inevitable that Forte's workloads will be curtailed, especially with a competent backup in Bilal Powell, but Week 3 won't be it. Forte is playing on 10 days' rest after getting the ball 32 times against the Bills in Week 2. Forte is locked in as a high-end RB1 while he dominates touches. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:13 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.35 (53rd)
     
  • Carroll: Rawls on track to play against 49ers
    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that Thomas Rawls (leg) is "on track to play" Sunday versus San Francisco.

    Advice: Carroll's word when it comes to injuries should almost always be taken with a grain of salt, but signs have all along pointed to Rawls' injury being minor. He's believed to be dealing with a "leg bruise and strain." The Seahawks will continue to run a hot-hand backfield involving Rawls and Christine Michael. In Week 2 against the Rams, there was no question C-Mike had the hottest hand. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:07 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (453rd)
     
  • Update: Rawls (leg) didn't practice Wednesday
    Updating an earlier report, Thomas Rawls (leg) didn't practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: It was reported that Rawls was a limited participant but apparently he didn't practice at all. Rawls is dealing with both a leg bruise and a leg strain. The Seahawks are optimistic he'll be ready for Sunday's divisional tilt with San Francisco, though it can't be taken for granted after Wednesday's DNP. Rawls has been outplayed by Christine Michael this year and is little more than a RB2/flex option for Week 3. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:39 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (453rd)
     
  • Jerick McKinnon (toe) practicing in full
    Jerick McKinnon (toe) is practicing in full for Week 3.

    Advice: McKinnon isn't fully healthy, but it hasn't cost him any games. He'll start and get the first chance at replacing Adrian Peterson against Carolina. Matt Asiata remains the favorite for short-yardage and red-zone work. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:32 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    12.00 (48th)
     
  • Rawls (leg bruise/strain) limited Wednesday
    Thomas Rawls (leg) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: A limited practice to open the week is a good sign for Rawls' Week 3 availability, but he hasn't looked close to the player he was last season before the broken ankle. In addition to the leg bruise he suffered Week 2, coach Pete Carroll also said Rawls has a "strain." Rawls is hard to trust as anything more than a low-end RB2/flex, even in a dream spot against the 49ers. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:37 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (453rd)
     
  • Matt Forte limited on Wednesday
    Matt Forte (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Forte balled out last Thursday night with 109 total yards and three touchdowns on a whopping 32 touches, so he's likely just getting some veteran rest during practice. He's a locked-in RB1 this week against the Chiefs. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:29 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.35 (53rd)
     
  • Fins could use full-blown RBBC without Foster
    Coach Adam Gase suggested the Dolphins could use a full-blown running back by committee with Arian Foster (groin) likely out Week 3 against the Browns.

    Advice: Gase added that practice this week will determine who gets the start. With Foster expected to sit, the Dolphins are left with Jay Ajayi, Kenyan Drake, Damien Williams, and Isaiah Pead. Gase went on to talk about each back's strengths on Wednesday. It's conceivable it could be a straight-up rotational backfield and hot-hand approach. Through two games, the Dolphins have the third-fewest rushing attempts as a team. This is simply a situation to avoid. Ryan Tannehill and the receivers are far more attractive fantasy options Week 3. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:03 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    5.72 (202nd)
     
  • Bears rookie RB Howard to see increased role?
    The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs "would not be surprised" if Bears fifth-round RB Jordan Howard "sees his role grow soon."

    Advice: Biggs notes Howard impressed in the Bears' preseason finale -- 16 carries for 107 yards and one touchdown with two catches for 33 -- and also provided a brief spark in the Monday night Week 2 loss to the Eagles with gains of eight, 10, and four yards on his three carries. He also caught both of his pass-game targets. Jeremy Langford has been brutal through two games, averaging 3.0 YPC with a lost fumble. He's not making defenders miss. Biggs "would like to see" Howard get 12-plus carries Week 3 at the Cowboys. He may get a chance to pass Langford in short order. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:00 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.93 (59th)
     
  • McKinnon officially named Vikings starting RB
    Coach Mike Zimmer confirmed Jerick McKinnon will be the Vikings' starting running back moving forward.

    Advice: As expected. McKinnon will get the first crack at replacing Adrian Peterson after it was revealed he needs likely season-ending surgery to repair the torn meniscus in his right knee. Expect McKinnon and Matt Asiata to form a sort of committee with Asiata the favorite for short-yardage and goal-line work, though that's not set in stone. McKinnon is the top waiver add this week. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:40 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    12.00 (48th)
     
  • Doug Martin (hamstring) set to miss 3 weeks
    Doug Martin's hamstring injury is expected to cost him three weeks.

    Advice: It sounds like Monday's MRI revealed a severe strain at least and a possible tear at worst. Either way, three weeks is a long time after Martin claimed his hammy was only mildly tweaked in Sunday's blowout loss to Arizona. It's certainly possible the injury winds up hindering Martin all season. The Bucs have a brutal schedule forthcoming but new lead back Charles Sims' all-purpose ability will stabilize his floor. We're only two weeks in and the running back position has been a mine field yet again. Rinse and repeat. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:52 am
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