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  • Branden Oliver carted off with serious injury
    Chargers RB Branden Oliver was carted off the field in Sunday's preseason game with a right foot/ankle injury.

    Advice: We're not doctors, but you could practically see Oliver's Achilles' tendon pop in slow motion. If that's the case, he's obviously done for the year. Oliver is a jack-of-all-trades backup behind Danny Woodhead and Melvin Gordon. Rotoworld.com 21 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.19 (2586th)
     
  • 49ers take trade flier on Jeremy Kerley
    49ers acquired WR Jeremy Kerley from the Lions in exchange for OG Brandon Thomas.

    Advice: Kerley, whose career has been in gradual, consistent decline, will provide some depth in the slot and feature on special teams. He'll likely crack the 53-man roster considering how little talent GM Trent Baalke has assembled. Rotoworld.com 41 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.02 (2589th)
     
  • Jonathan Williams to miss preseason finale
    Bills RB Jonathan Williams (ribs) will not play in the team's preseason finale.

    Advice: NFL Network previously reported Williams was "fine," but he's not fine enough to practice or play in his final exhibition opportunity. When the season starts, Williams will be behind Shady McCoy, Reggie Bush, and Mike Gillislee. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:42 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.58 (2626th)
     
  • Colts make first cuts
    Colts waived RB Chase Price, WR Justin Berger, S Alden Darby, G Eric Herman, DT Ricky Lumpkin, TE Mike Miller, CB Winston Rose, DE Delvon Simmons, WR Josh Stangby, and ILB Junior Sylvestre.

    Advice: There are no real surprises here. Price was a UDFA out of San Diego State. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:33 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2374th)
     
  • Panthers part ways with Stephen Hill
    Panthers waived/released WR Stephen Hill, LB Jared Barber, WR Avius Capers, TE Braxton Deave, G Reese Dismukes, DT Ray Drew, OT David Foucault, DE Tom Lally, C Matt Masifilo, WR Miles Shuler and OT Willie Smith.

    Advice: That brings the roster to 79, meaning the Panthers will have to make four more cuts before Tuesday's 4 PM ET deadline. Hill failed to stand out this preseason, hauling in just two of four targets for 18 yards in three appearances. The former second-round pick will hope to latch on elsewhere, though teams could be hesitant to sign him given his off-field struggles and history of knee injuries. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:18 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1988th)
     
  • Colts attempt to bolster RB corps with Ridley
    Colts signed RB Stevan Ridley.

    Advice: It's an acknowledgment of how desperately little the Colts have behind 33-year-old starter Frank Gore. Ridley couldn't beat out Zach Zenner in Detroit, and was cut after taking the ball nine times for 27 yards (3.0 YPC) in two preseason games. We'd say he doesn't have good roster odds, but his "competition" is Bob Turbin, Jordan Todman and Josh Ferguson. There's a decent chance he'll crack Indy's dilapidated running back corps. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:13 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.57 (2509th)
     
  • Matt LaCosse needs right knee surgery
    Giants TE Matt LaCosse needs right knee surgery and is out indefinitely.

    Advice: Having a strong camp, LaCosse was expected to have a role as a blocker behind pass catchers Larry Donnell and Will Tye. LaCosse may now be placed on I.R. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:09 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1873rd)
     
  • Bears hand Darrel Young his walking papers
    Bears released FB Darrel Young.

    Advice: His tenure with Chicago lasted only a few weeks. If the Bears do end up keeping a fullback (they didn't last year), it will likely be Paul Lasike, who spent most of 2015 on the team's practice squad. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:00 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2236th)
     
  • Dez (concussion) limited to individual drills
    Dez Bryant (concussion) will participate in individual drills at Sunday's practice.

    Advice: So will Tyrone Crawford. Both players are still waiting for full clearance after suffering concussions last week. Dez should be ready for the Cowboys' season opener against the Giants two weeks from today. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:20 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.77 (30th)
     
  • Bucs throw in the towel on Storm Johnson
    Buccaneers waived RB Storm Johnson.

    Advice: Johnson sealed his own fate with a dismal showing in Friday's preseason game against the Browns, contributing -5 rushing yards with a lost fumble on two carries. Beat writer Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times expects the Bucs to only keep three running backs on their 53-man roster. Those three would likely be Doug Martin, Charles Sims and Mike James. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:58 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2365th)
     
  • Cody Latimer (knee) to undergo MRI on Sunday
    Cody Latimer (knee) will undergo an MRI on Sunday.

    Advice: The third-year wideout got hurt on a block in Saturday's preseason game. Latimer downplayed the injury, though beat writer Troy Renck said he saw Latimer walking with a noticeable limp. Latimer's Week 1 status is now in flux. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.62 (2546th)
     
  • Pharoh Cooper catches one pass vs. Broncos
    Rams WR Pharoh Cooper caught one pass for 19 yards in Saturday's third preseason game.

    Advice: Cooper's lone target came with the second-team offense. The fourth-round rookie has been working as the Rams' No. 3 receiver for most of the summer, but saw fewer looks than Brian Quick this evening. Regardless of whether he's No. 3 or 4, Cooper isn't on the re-draft radar. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:02 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.75 (1792nd)
     
  • Brian Quick has three-catch night
    Brian Quick caught 3-of-3 targets for 15 yards in Saturday's third preseason game.

    Advice: Quick spent some time with the first-team offense. Quick has had a horrendous preseason, catching only six passes for 55 yards and getting called out by coach Jeff Fisher for drops, but doesn't appear to be on the roster bubble. He is behind rookie Pharoh Cooper. Quick hasn't been the same since his severe 2014 shoulder injury. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:00 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.64 (2543rd)
     
  • Hillman goes 5-45-1 against Rams
    Ronnie Hillman rushed five times for 45 yards and a touchdown in the Broncos' third preseason game.

    Advice: Long an inconsistent back, Hillman flashed his trademark foot quickness and burst on a handful of nice runs as Hillman continues to fight for his roster life. He worked behind C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker for the second straight game. In order to keep his job, Hillman may still need the Broncos to keep four backs. No. 4 runner Kapri Bibbs has more special teams value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:00 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.33 (2576th)
     
  • Cody Latimer leaves with knee injury
    Broncos WR Cody Latimer left the third preseason game with a knee injury.

    Advice: It's a disappointing development for a slow-starting receiver who was having a solid camp. Latimer doesn't play in the slot and isn't the Broncos' No. 3 wideout, but he had seemingly secured the top backup spot behind Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas. Latimer was the 56th overall pick in the 2014 draft. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:33 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.62 (2546th)
     
  • Andre Williams doesn't touch ball vs. Jets
    Giants RB Andre Williams didn't touch the ball in Saturday's preseason game against the Jets.

    Advice: Williams isn't known to be injured, and wasn't listed amongst the pre-game inactives. Rashad Jennings, Shane Vereen, Orleans Darkwa and Paul Perkins all got run. NJ.com recently opined that Williams had "all but won" No. 2 duties, but No. 2 backs don't usually sit out the third preseason game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:14 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.97 (2597th)
     
  • Crockett Gillmore steps in as starter
    Crockett Gillmore had one catch for two yards in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: Injuries have left Gillmore as Baltimore's current starter. He posted a career-high 412 yards and four touchdowns before missing the final six games last year. Gillmore has sleeper potential in the Ravens' tight end heavy offense. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.71 (2387th)
     
  • Nikita Whitlock carted off with foot injury
    Giants FB Nikita Whitlock left Saturday's preseason game with a foot injury.

    Advice: He was carted off in the second half. The extent of his injury is unclear, though the timing couldn't be worse with Whitlock fighting for a roster spot. Whitlock was a strong lead blocker last year but was made expendable when the Giants signed Will Johnson to a two-year deal this offseason. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:11 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2359th)
     
  • Crabtree hauls in 41-yard bomb Saturday
    Michael Crabtree caught 1-of-4 targets for 41 yards in the Raiders' third preseason game Saturday night.

    Advice: Crabtree only managed one catch, but he made the most of it. The veteran got a step down the right sideline on the first drive of the game, and Derek Carr hit him in stride for a 41-yard gain. Crabtree will likely take on a smaller role this season as Amari Cooper develops, but he still could return WR3 value in what should be an explosive offense. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:11 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.99 (82nd)
     
  • Shane Vereen: Eight touches, 29 yards
    Shane Vereen rushed six times for 11 yards in Saturday's preseason game, catching 2-of-2 targets for 18 yards.

    Advice: Vereen split each of the Giants' first three series with Rashad Jennings, though neither back was effective against a fired up Jets defense. Six carries will probably be Vereen's weekly cap this season. The third-down back — who whiffed on a blitz tonight, getting Eli Manning sacked — finishes August with eight carries for 22 yards, and three grabs for 24 yards. He's on the RB4/5 borderline in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:06 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.98 (159th)
     
  • Rashad Jennings closes preseason with snooze
    Rashad Jennings rushed six times for -1 yards in Saturday's preseason game, adding two receptions for 14 yards.

    Advice: Jennings couldn't find any running room against a Jets defense that wanted to prove a point in the regular season dress rehearsal. Jennings got the Giants' first two touches of the game, but split each of the team's first three series with Shane Vereen. He finishes the preseason with 13 carries for 20 yards. They're obviously awful numbers, but all signs still point to the Giants scrapping their baffling four-man committee, and committing to Jennings as their lead runner. Vereen will catch passes and see time on third down, but he's not a concern when it comes to Jennings' fantasy value. The Giants' offensive line could be, however. Jennings is a value on the RB2/3 borderline. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:50 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.86 (86th)
     
  • Hilton goes 3-38 against Eagles
    T.Y. Hilton caught 3-of-5 targets for 38 yards in the Colts' third preseason game.

    Advice: Hilton played a little under two quarters, while Donte Moncrief got run into the second half. Andrew Luck and Hilton looked to be in sync as expected. Although Moncrief is the better value in fantasy drafts, Hilton's raw stats projection is higher. He's worth targeting as a borderline WR1. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:27 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.30 (64th)
     
  • Ka'Deem Carey works as No. 3 back Saturday
    Ka'Deem Carey rushed four times for nine yards and caught one pass for 10 yards Saturday against the Chiefs.

    Advice: His one catch was a nice fourth-down conversion in the third quarter. Carey was the third back through the rotation Saturday, working behind Jeremy Langford and Jacquizz Rodgers but ahead of rookie Jordan Howard. He will not see any fantasy value in that role, but he would be a name to remember if something happened to Langford. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:59 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.82 (2397th)
     
  • Albert Wilson works as the No. 3 receiver
    Albert Wilson converted 1-of-4 targets for four yards Saturday against the Bears.

    Advice: He added one yard on an end around early in the game. Wilson again worked behind Chris Conley in two-wide sets, and he did not help his case with a bad drop on a screen pass. He is unlikely to come into fantasy value this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:26 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.12 (2379th)
     
  • Jeremy Maclin solid in third preseason game
    Jeremy Maclin caught 5-of-7 targets for 44 yards Saturday against the Bears.

    Advice: Maclin consistently got open underneath the coverage and did well fighting for first downs after the catch. He also saw two targets in the red zone, getting tackled at the one-yard line late in the second quarter. Unlikely to play in the fourth game, Maclin finishes the preseason with nine catches for 112 yards and a score. He is a solid WR2. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:18 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.12 (81st)
     
  • Jonathan Williams 'fine' after rib injury
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Bills rookie RB Jonathan Williams is "fine" after suffering a rib injury in the third preseason game Friday night.

    Advice: Williams had to leave the game after being body slammed at the end of a play, but the injury should not cost him much time. Even with LeSean McCoy sitting out, Williams worked behind Reggie Bush on Friday. He will open the season as at best the No. 3 back, and he is likely still behind Mike Gillislee as well. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:29 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.58 (2626th)
     
  • Richard Rodgers runs behind Jared Cook
    Packers TE Richard Rodgers caught his lone target for a gain of eight yards in Friday night's third preseason game.

    Advice: Rodgers shed a bunch of weight this spring in hopes of improving his quickness, but he's still not remotely the athlete Jared Cook is. Rodgers is also well behind Cook on the depth chart based on Friday's preseason usage, playing just 2-of-26 snaps with the Aaron Rodgers group while Cook logged 19-of-26. Rodgers lacks re-draft appeal and should be an afterthought in Dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:02 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.06 (1968th)
     
  • Jonathan Williams leaves with injury
    Bills rookie RB Jonathan Williams left Friday night's preseason game with an undisclosed injury.

    Advice: Williams was pile driven to the ground at the end of a play, and coach Rex Ryan was seen having a furious reaction on the sideline. The injury didn't necessarily appear serious. Williams finished with with 11 carries for 42 yards and a touchdown, with most of his gains coming on an impressive 37-yard scoring jaunt. Williams also caught one pass for two yards. He is the Bills' No. 4 back behind Shady McCoy, Reggie Bush, and Mike Gillislee. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:47 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.58 (2626th)
     
  • Colts visiting with free agent Stevan Ridley
    The Colts are hosting free agent RB Stevan Ridley for a visit.

    Advice: The Colts are desperate for running back depth, where career JAG Bob Turbin is currently the favorite for No. 2 duties behind Frank Gore. Josh Ferguson has fallen onto the roster bubble, while Jordan Todman never seems to be able to nail down an NFL home. Ridley, 27, probably isn't the answer. He has looked washed up in stints with the Jets and Lions since a 2014 ACL tear. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:07 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.57 (2509th)
     
  • Lions release veteran RB Stevan Ridley
    Lions released RB Stevan Ridley.

    Advice: The writing was on the wall after Ridley played behind Zach Zenner, George Winn, and rookie Dwayne Washington this preseason. By releasing him now, the Lions have at least given Ridley a shot to latch on somewhere else -- and perhaps offset some of the $250,000 guaranteed they owe him -- but he has not proven to be an effective back since shredding his knee in 2014. The 27-year-old could be nearing the end. With Ridley gone, Zenner is now locked in as the big-back complement to Ameer Abdullah. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:00 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.57 (2509th)
     
  • Dez Bryant (concussion) ruled out for Thursday
    Dez Bryant (concussion) won't travel with the Cowboys for their third preseason game Thursday.

    Advice: He suffered a concussion at Monday's practice and hasn't been cleared yet. Tyrone Crawford (concussion) won't be making the trip to Seattle either. Bryant has caught all four of his targets for 64 yards and a touchdown this preseason. His Week 1 status doesn't appear to be in danger. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:31 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.77 (30th)
     
  • Report: Dez Bryant suffered concussion Monday
    Dallas 105.3 The Fan's Mike Fisher reports Dez Bryant suffered a concussion in Monday's practice.

    Advice: Fisher reports Dez has already been ruled out for Thursday night's game against the Seahawks, but it is unlikely this issue affects his Week 1 status. Coming off two great performances to open the preseason, Bryant is still a prime bounce-back candidate. He remains safe to draft in the first round. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:43 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.77 (30th)
     
  • Jonathan Williams could open season inactive
    ESPN Bills reporter Mike Rodak believes fifth-round RB Jonathan Williams could open the season as a gameday inactive.

    Advice: Williams worked ahead of Mike Gillislee in the second preseason game even before Gillislee was forced to exit with a concussion, but Rodak believes the rookie is still fourth on the depth chart. Rodak also believes Reggie Bush "continues to look the part of the Bills' No. 2." LeSean McCoy is locked into the starting job, but it will be interesting to see how the backfield shakes out if McCoy goes down. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 8:12 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.58 (2626th)
     
  • Fisher: Brian Quick has had 'too many drops'
    Rams coach Jeff Fisher called out WR Brian Quick for his drops.

    Advice: "Your receivers have to catch it, not drop it," Fisher said. "He’s had too many drops, so he’s going to have to focus on that." Quick dropped two passes in the second preseason game and has failed to do anything of note through two games. He also appears to be behind rookie Pharoh Cooper on the depth chart. He does not need to be drafted in any format. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 6:23 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.64 (2543rd)
     
  • Andre Williams looks to be No. 2 back
    NJ Advance Media believes Andre Williams has "all but won" the Giants' backup running back job.

    Advice: It has certainly seemed that way through two preseason games. Williams has just 56 yards on 15 preseason carries (3.7 YPC), but he has shown signs of life with a couple chunk plays. Even so, he is a minor threat to Rashad Jennings' workload. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 5:57 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.97 (2597th)
     
  • 'Surprise' if Ronnie Hillman makes Broncos 53
    9 News Denver's Mike Klis says it would be a "surprise" if the Broncos kept Ronnie Hillman on their 53-man roster.

    Advice: The Broncos could take themselves off the hook for Hillman's $1.4 million base salary by releasing him near final cuts. Hillman has fallen to No. 3 on the running back depth chart behind C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker, and has been outplayed by No. 4 back Kapri Bibbs. A team like the Colts might have interest in Hillman due to their tailback woes behind 33-year-old Frank Gore. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 4:32 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.33 (2576th)
     
  • Brian Quick sluggish in second preseason game
    Brian Quick absorbed 2-of-5 targets for 27 yards in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: His night also included a costly drop. Quick has failed to make an impact in either of his two preseason games (one catch for 13 yards last week versus Dallas) and wasn't even mentioned when coach Jeff Fisher spoke about the team's receiving corps last week. Kenny Britt, Tavon Austin and Pharoh Cooper seem to be locked in as the Rams' top three receivers, leaving Quick to battle Michael Thomas, Nelson Spruce and Paul McRoberts for one of the last few spots. Even if Quick survives final cuts, he won't carry any fantasy relevance. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 5:28 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.64 (2543rd)
     
  • Pharoh Cooper catches 11-yard TD on Saturday
    Rams fourth-round WR Pharoh Cooper caught 1-of-2 targets for an 11-yard touchdown in Saturday night's second preseason game against the Chiefs.

    Advice: Cooper worked as the Rams' No. 3 receiver alongside Kenny Britt and Tavon Austin. The No. 117 overall pick in the draft, Cooper has essentially locked up a job in three-wide sets after coach Jeff Fisher said as much earlier this week. In this vanilla, run-first offense, Cooper's role isn't going to lead to much fantasy success. He's basically a thicker, slower version of Austin. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 8:17 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.75 (1792nd)
     
  • Andre Williams gains 15 yards on 6 carries
    Andre Williams managed 15 yards on six carries in the Giants' second preseason game.

    Advice: Williams peeled off one 14-yard run and was otherwise persistently buried in the backfield, managing one yard combined on his other five totes. Williams does appear to be second in line for carries in the Giants' backfield, but he isn't posing a significant threat to Rashad Jennings' workload. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 3:37 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.97 (2597th)
     
  • Jonathan Williams works as 3rd back Saturday
    Jonathan Williams rushed eight times for 17 yards and a touchdown Saturday against the Giants.

    Advice: He added two catches for 11 yards. Williams had a couple nice moments against the Giants, but the real story was his spot on the depth chart. Williams worked as the third back behind LeSean McCoy and Reggie Bush even before Mike Gillislee went down with a concussion. It is unlikely Bush would take over as the three-down back if McCoy were to go down, and Williams looks to be the next in line for early-down work. That said, the backup situation in Buffalo is extremely fluid. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 3:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.58 (2626th)
     
  • Dez says his 'mind is right' leaving camp
    Dez Bryant said his "mind is right" leaving training camp.

    Advice: "My confidence is sky-high right now," Bryant said. "I think it's the best it's ever been." Bryant has not shown any ill effects from the foot injury which derailed his 2015, and he looked to be back in form during the first preseason game. As long as he and Tony Romo stay healthy, Dez should return to the high-end WR1 ranks. Rotoworld.com Aug 18, 9:10 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.77 (30th)
     
  • Ka'Deem Carey still in non-contact jersey
    Bears RB Ka'Deem Carey (concussion) was still in a non-contact jersey at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Just being at practice means Carey has progressed through the concussion protocol, but it is likely he sits out this week's game. That should give more work to rookie Jordan Howard, who appeared to be buried on the depth chart in the first preseason game. Rotoworld.com Aug 18, 6:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.82 (2397th)
     
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