Hail Mary (ID# 334498)
  • Texans hope to have Thomas for joint practice
    If all goes well at Wednesday's tryout, the Texans are hoping to have Pierre Thomas participate in Thursday's joint practice in Richmond, Virginia.

    Advice: The Texans are slated to practice with the Redskins Thursday through Saturday. It would be a quick turnaround for Thomas, who is traveling to Houston on Tuesday night. Thomas hasn't rushed for more than 600 yards since 2009 but he's made up for it by averaging 418 receiving yards over his last four seasons. Arian Foster is expected to miss at least the first eight games of the regular season while recovering from groin surgery. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:26 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1998th)
  • Whisenhunt 'pleased' with David Cobb
    Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt says he's been "pleased" with fifth-round pick David Cobb despite the rookie's early struggles in pass protection.

    Advice: Cobb infamously got chewed out for blitz-pickup errors in one of his first practices of camp. "I see good patience as a runner," Whisenhunt said. "You can see he’s got good vision. I think we’re going to be very pleased with him with his ability to break tackles and extend the run. He’s got good feet, he’s really got a good feel. He’s got some work to do on protection, not so much from a mental standpoint but from a technical standpoint. But I’ve been pleased." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:59 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.67 (2349th)
  • Fisher: We'll take long-term view on Gurley
    Todd Gurley (ACL) has remained limited to individual-drill and walkthrough reps, and coach Jeff Fisher made it clear Tuesday that Rams are taking a "long-term" approach to Gurley's recovery.

    Advice: "This is going to be a process," Fisher emphasized. "It’s not going to be a day to day thing. We are looking at this long term process right now. By that when I say long term, I’m talking about let’s just go week to week and go through the preseason and we’ll see where we are when the season starts." Fisher was noncommittal on whether Gurley will play in the preseason. Fisher described Gurley as "a ways away" in terms of full availability. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:48 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.45 (84th)
  • Pierre Thomas visiting Texans on Wednesday
    Free agent Pierre Thomas will work out for the Texans on Wednesday.

    Advice: Per NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the Texans hope to sign Thomas if "all is well." It's the first domino to fall following Tuesday's news that Arian Foster requires groin surgery. Thomas would be a passing-down back in a committee backfield for coach Bill O'Brien. Alfred Blue, Chris Polk and perhaps Jonathan Grimes would battle it out on early downs. Grimes is also an option in the passing game. In theory, Ray Rice's every-down skill-set would make him a better flier than Thomas, but perhaps he lost another step in 2014 following his down 2013. Rice would also come with a public relations hit. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:47 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1998th)
  • Ray Rice says he's contemplated suicide
    Free agent Ray Rice says he contemplated suicide during his year away from the NFL.

    Advice: "It hurt that bad," Rice said. "I want people to not forget about the incident, but I want people to see there's a human being on the other side. This is not a monster, a guy who's a repeat offender. I'm not the guy they stereotype me to be. I'm not excusing what I did." Rice has come off as genuinely contrite in recent interviews, but it's yet to earn him a workout. Arian Foster's injury in Houston may be his best shot at earning a second chance, but there's yet to be any indication he's in the Texans' plans. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:35 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2016th)
  • Broncos plan to run more in the red zone
    The Broncos plan to run more in the red zone this season.

    Advice: "(If) you can make people play eight guys in the box in the red zone and you're not throwing against an eight-man drop, three-man rush — it sure is a lot easier to run the ball," coach Gary Kubiak said. 46 percent of Peyton Manning's 2014 scores came inside the 10-yard line, while that number was 49.1 percent in 2013. Playing for Kubiak in Baltimore, just 40.7 percent of Joe Flacco's scores came inside the 10-yard line. All signs continue to point toward the Broncos dialing back their passing attack, and placing greater responsibility on the shoulders of C.J. Anderson. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:04 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.89 (29th)
  • Chiefs prepared to give Charles more rest
    The Chiefs are prepared to give Jamaal Charles more rest this season.

    Advice: "You want to make sure he is healthy late in the season," OC Doug Pederson said. "So if that means giving a guy like Knile Davis some reps — whatever you have to do to keep (Charles) healthy for 16 games, you do that each week." Charles remains the focal point of the Chiefs' offense, but it doesn't sound like they want him to average the 22 weekly touches he managed in 2013. Battling various injuries, Charles averaged a more modest 16.4 touches in 2014. Even if that number is again in the 16-18 range this season, Charles is a no-brainer RB1. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:24 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.02 (15th)
  • Foster 'almost certainly' headed to IR/return
    NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Arian Foster (groin surgery) will "almost certainly" begin the year on injured reserve/designated to return.

    Advice: Rapsheet labels Foster's injury "major," while the Houston Chronicle has deemed it "severe." I.R./return dictates that players miss at least the first eight weeks of the season. With Houston on bye for Week 9, Foster wouldn't be eligible to make his debut until Week 10. The trio of Alfred Blue, Jonathan Grimes and Chris Polk will now try to formulate a committee in Foster's absence, but outside help is almost certainly on the way. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:44 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2012th)
  • Report: Arian Foster (groin) requires surgery
    The Houston Chronicle reports Arian Foster (groin) requires surgery, but "should be able to return during the season."

    Advice: "Should" being the operative word. It appears Foster will most likely be headed to injured reserve/designated to return, which would sideline him until Week 10. It's a massive blow for a team without a quarterback, and a death knell to Foster's ADP. He had been the RB6 in early drafts. A team that wants to funnel its offense through the running game is now without anyone resembling a legitimate lead back. Alfred Blue has the most experience, but is a grinder who isn't trusted in the passing game. Jonathan Grimes and Chris Polk both arguably have more raw skill. It's also quite possible Houston dips into the free-agent market. Ray Rice and his three-down skills would make an awful lot of sense if the Texans determine he has anything left. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:47 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2012th)
  • Pettine: Duke Johnson's absence disappointing
    Speaking Tuesday, Browns coach Mike Pettine called third-round RB Duke Johnson's (hamstring) continued absence "disappointing."

    Advice: "It’s just disappointing that a guy we’re counting on being a big part of what we do, to lose him at this formative time," Pettine said. "He’ll have a lot of catch-up work to do. There’s no substitute for getting live reps." Pettine doesn't appear to be criticizing his rookie, but simply stating the obvious. It's unclear how long Johnson, who is ticketed for third-down duties, might be sidelined. He got injured on Sunday. NFL Network's Albert Breer did suggest Tuesday that Johnson could miss a "couple more weeks." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:37 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.80 (142nd)
  • Philbin likes LaMichael James in pass pro
    Dolphins coach Joe Philbin likes LaMichael James' "aggressiveness" in pass protection.

    Advice: Philbin's comments come the same day Dolphins exec Mike Tannenbaum criticized fifth-rounder Jay Ajayi's early pass pro in camp. The Miami Herald has called Ajayi a "bit of a disappointment so far." Continued struggles from Ajayi would enhance James' odds of cracking the 53-man roster. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:28 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.42 (2560th)
  • Report: Foster's groin injury 'significant'
    ESPN's Tania Ganguli reports Arian Foster's groin injury is "significant," and could require surgery.

    Advice: Houston radio host Jayson Braddock reports Foster is a candidate for injured reserve/designated to return. That would keep Foster out until Week 10. Foster is no stranger to groin issues, missing two games with one in 2014. Foster remained one of the league's best backs last season, but soft-tissue injuries have begun to take their toll. He's having more and more trouble staying on the field. Alfred Blue was Foster's 2014 backup, but must hold off Jonathan Grimes, Chris Polk, and rookie Kenny Hilliard for the duties this season. Look for the Texans to add a free agent running back in the coming days. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:48 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2012th)
  • Arian Foster already battling a groin injury
    Sources tell ESPN Texans reporter Tania Ganguli that Arian Foster suffered a groin injury in Monday's practice.

    Advice: It was Houston's first "fully-padded" practice. The extent of Foster's injury is unclear. It's unlikely to be serious, but serves as a stark reminder of what you will be getting into if you draft the soon-to-be 29 year old. Foster simply can't avoid soft-tissue injuries in his legs. Missed games will be almost a certainty this season. Foster has missed at least three contests three of the past four years. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:14 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2012th)
  • Joique Bell not sure when he'll practice
    Joique Bell (ankle, Achilles') says he doesn't know when he'll resume practicing.

    Advice: Bell is currently running on the side of Lions practice wearing an oxygen mask designed to improve his breathing. "Working on my lungs," Bell said. "Coach Caldwell has a better idea of when I might get back as far as the evaluation of my injuries." Caldwell recently used the phrase, "Sometimes, you don't know" when asked to place a timetable on Joique's return to practice. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:48 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.78 (74th)
  • RB Terrance West is on thin ice with Browns?
    ESPN Cleveland "keep(s) hearing" Terrance West is on "thin ice because of maturity issues."

    Advice: West's poor practice habits and inconsistent ball security led him into the coaches' doghouse repeatedly as a rookie. Then the team went out and spent a third-round pick on Duke Johnson while also talking up Isaiah Crowell. ESPN Cleveland added that West looks "chunky" early on in training camp. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:05 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.82 (1788th)
  • Rashad Jennings 'big, strong, fast and quick'
    NJ.com says Rashad Jennings looks "big, strong, fast and quick" early on at training camp.

    Advice: Jennings, fully recovered from last year's knee and ankle woes, is turning heads early in camp even though he's 30 years old. Remember this is a versatile player who Ben McAdoo gave 19.2 carries per game to in the first eight weeks of last season. He's a far better option than backup big back Andre Williams and is wildly undervalued at a seventh- or eighth-round ADP right now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.37 (86th)
  • Rookie RB Jay Ajayi a 'disappointment' so far
    The Miami Herald calls rookie RB Jay Ajayi "a bit of a disappointment so far."

    Advice: The physical Ajayi should look better once the serious hitting gets going at camp. It's also possible his head is simply swimming as he goes through his first real NFL practices. But for now, it sounds like the Dolphins are seeing why Ajayi was still available in the fifth round of the draft. Meanwhile, the coaching staff is talking up an increased workload for Lamar Miller. Ajayi needs to unseat Damien Williams just to win the No. 2 back job. Dolphins GM Mike Tannenbaum recently stated that if Ajayi "doesn't pass protect, he will never be active (on game days)." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:20 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.57 (232nd)
  • Stepfan Taylor behind Kerwynn Williams?
    Stepfan Taylor worked behind Kerwynn Williams Monday.

    Advice: Andre Ellington and David Johnson sat out practice with minor hamstring strains. That left Williams to roll with the starters and Taylor to run with the second-stringers. Taylor, who has averaged a pitiful 3.26 YPC in his two-year career, is likely competing for one roster spot with Williams. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:19 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.61 (2549th)
  • Arian Foster looking spry at camp
    Arian Foster has looked good so far at training camp.

    Advice: The oft-injured Foster continues to enjoy one of the healthiest offseasons of his career. He participated fully at OTAs and is looking fresh early in camp while hurdling would-be tacklers. Foster has been a top-12 RB in 67 percent of the games he’s played over the last five years and has averaged 23.5 touches per game during that span. He'll put up numbers when he's on the field. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:00 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2012th)
  • Abdullah expected to handle old Bush role
    The Lions' website anticipates second-round pick Ameer Abdullah playing "a similar role as Reggie Bush did" in OC Joe Lombardi's offense.

    Advice: Bush averaged 10.5 touches per game in 2014, though his effectiveness and availability were limited by a recurring ankle injury. We'd consider 10.5 touches a game to be Abdullah's rookie-year floor. In Monday's practice, beat writer Tim Twentyman says Abdullah "showed vision and burst" and described Abdullah as a back that "gets to full speed quick and is shifty in the open field." Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:47 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.47 (123rd)
  • Lovie confirms Martin will be Bucs lead back
    Coach Lovie Smith confirmed Doug Martin will be the Bucs' "lead" back this season.

    Advice: "We talked about being able to establish the run," said Smith. "Doug will be the lead guy doing that, so it's very important that we open up some holes and let him do his thing." On a Bucs team with a 6.5-game Vegas Win Total, Martin is expected to be a two-down back only, ceding passing-down snaps to Charles Sims. Still, Martin has value-pick potential at his seventh-round ADP. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:26 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.68 (76th)
  • Gio Bernard won't get as much work as Hill
    The Cincinnati Enquirer confirms Gio Bernard "won't have near as many touches" as Jeremy Hill this season.

    Advice: Hill is a bellcow back with three-down tools and the best pass blocker on the Bengals. Bernard could mix in more during games where the Bengals fall behind on the scoreboard, but this is a relatively high-powered offense and the defense is likely to be much improved in DC Paul Guenther's second year. We don't anticipate the Bengals playing from behind often. In all likelihood, Gio will have a difficult time living up to his fourth-/fifth-round ADP. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.37 (87th)
  • 49ers don't want defined roles at RB
    First-year 49ers OC Geep Chryst says he does not want "tightly defined roles" in San Francisco's backfield this season.

    Advice: Chryst also said he has "no idea" how the depth chart will shake out. "That's what we need camp to find out." Carlos Hyde remains the front-runner for early-down work, while Reggie Bush should be the top option in passing situations. Kendall Hunter and rookie Mike Davis are also vying for tailback snaps. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:38 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.04 (50th)
  • Belichick talks up James White
    Patriots coach Bill Belichick talked up second-year RB James White following Monday's training camp practice.

    Advice: White is getting the first crack at New England's "Vereen Role," ahead of oddly-ballyhooed Travaris Cadet. "A guy who can really play on all three downs," is how Belichick described 2014 fourth-round pick White. "Quality guy, smart, team oriented." Whereas Cadet has scant NFL pass-protection experience, White was one of the best pass-blocking backs in last year's draft. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:45 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.19 (164th)
  • Browns sign Tim Flanders
    Browns signed RB Tim Flanders, formerly of the Saints.

    Advice: Flanders spent 2014 out of football after going undrafted out of Sam Houston State. A Zac Stacy-like, bowling-ball runner, Flanders was a favorite super-deep sleeper of Rookie Scouting Portfolio's Matt Waldman last offseason. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:03 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2007th)
  • Browns sign RB Parmele
    Browns signed RB Jalen Parmele.

    Advice: An annual camp body, 29-year-old Parmele will serve as practice fodder in Cleveland, where Duke Johnson, Terrance West, and Glenn Winston are injured. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:40 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2014th)
  • Darren McFadden still on shelf at camp
    Darren McFadden (hamstring) remains sidelined at Cowboys camp.

    Advice: McFadden missed the first week of practices with a left hamstring injury, after missing much of the spring with a right hamstring injury. "That’s natural that it could cause an inordinate concern, because that has plagued him," owner Jerry Jones said. "But I’m not worried. I’m thankful it’s happening right now. The plan for these guys is to be out there against the Giants (in Week 1)." Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:17 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.80 (175th)
  • Joique Bell seen running on side of practice
    Joique Bell (ankle, Achilles') was seen running on the side of Lions practice Monday.

    Advice: It's the first activity reporters have witnessed Bell do in quite some time. Recovering from multiple lower-leg surgeries, Bell remains without a timetable to resume practicing. He does plan to return before the end of preseason. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:11 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.78 (74th)
  • Titans to continue with committee backfield
    ESPN Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky expects the team to employ a committee at running back this season.

    Advice: "I know people want an RB1, but likely it's (going to be a) running back by committee," were Kuharsky's words as he broke down the Titans' backfield from a fantasy perspective. Noting fifth-rounder David Cobb figured to feature prominently inside, Kuharsky also said Cobb has been "lit into frequently" for his failures in pass protection early in camp. Cobb remains behind both Bishop Sankey and Antonio Andrews on the Titans' depth chart. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:04 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.67 (2349th)
  • Travaris Cadet has created positive momentum
    ESPN Boston believes Patriots RB Travaris Cadet has created "positive momentum" in the early days of camp.

    Advice: Reporter Mike Reiss does admit that Cadet is "still an unknown" in pass protection. Proving to Bill Belichick that he can pick up the blitz will be all important for Cadet in his quest for third-down duties. He's battling James White and Dion Lewis. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:30 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.78 (2536th)
  • Andre Ellington dealing with tight hamstring
    Andre Ellington is dealing with a "tight" hamstring.

    Advice: It's obviously not a major issue, but a reminder of Ellington's fragility, and the absurdity of coach Bruce Arians' claim that Ellington will handle 20 weekly touches this season. Ellington simply isn't durable enough to be a full-time back, and the sooner the Cardinals realize as such, the better. It should be noted that rookie David Johnson is nursing a tight hammy, as well. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:16 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.82 (40th)
  • RB Morris working to become better receiver
    The Washington Post reports Alfred Morris is "working to improve his receiving skills."

    Advice: Stop us if you've heard this one before. "Just working on running routes and being open," Morris said. "So, yeah, I’m just building my confidence out here in camp and in OTAs and just continue to press forward and see what happens." Morris has averaged a meager 12.3 receptions across three NFL seasons. Rookie Matt Jones is the heavy favorite for third-down duties this year. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:49 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.85 (51st)
  • Cowboys insist they'll use RBBC
    The Cowboys continue to insist they will use a committee in the backfield.

    Advice: Beat writer Todd Archer recently suggested Joe Randle could handle 15 carries a game, Darren McFadden ten, and Lance Dunbar five. "Slim. Probably slim. Slim," RBs coach Gary Brown replied when asked if a DeMarco Murray-type feature back will emerge. "We’re going to try to spread that out and keep guys fresh." Owner Jerry Jones suggested the Cowboys will be able to almost manufacture Murray by using Randle and McFadden together: "To some degree, that’s the kind of back — if you add those two together — that we had in Murray." Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:33 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.80 (175th)
  • Arians: Ellington to get 20 touches per game
    Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Sunday he envisions Andre Ellington handling 20 touches per game this season.

    Advice: Arians emphasized that Ellington's touches will involve receptions, and not just carries. Ellington handled over 22 touches per game last season, but averaged an anemic 3.3 yards per carry and broke down physically, ending the year on injured reserve. The Cardinals are miscasting Ellington as a true feature back. Rookie David Johnson will make his case for a backfield role in preseason games. Johnson is essentially a bigger, more athletic version of Ellington with arguably even more-dynamic pass-catching ability. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:48 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.82 (40th)
  • Duke Johnson will be out 'a little while'
    Browns coach Mike Pettine said Sunday that Duke Johnson's hamstring injury will keep him out "a little while."

    Advice: With Terrance West (calf) and Glenn Winston (fitness) also out a few days, the only healthy backs at Browns camp are Isaiah Crowell and Shaun Draughn. The Browns may sign a free agent runner this week. As hamstring injuries are highly susceptible to aggravation, we'd expect the Browns to slow play Johnson's recovery. Missed practices are a concern for Johnson's 2015 playing time. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:23 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.80 (142nd)
  • David Cobb practicing with broken finger
    Titans rookie RB David Cobb suffered a broken finger in Saturday's training camp practice.

    Advice: He returned to practice on Sunday. A fifth-round draft pick, Cobb has been working behind Bishop Sankey and Antonio Andrews at Titans camp. One beat writer noted Saturday that Cobb has seen very few practice reps thus far. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:22 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.67 (2349th)
  • Duke Johnson running with 3rd-team offense
    Rookie Duke Johnson was running with the Browns' third-team offense before tweaking his hamstring in Saturday's training camp practice.

    Advice: He's been behind Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West. "I'll be alright," Johnson said after the injury. "I've experienced much worse. I just felt something in my hamstring, stopped for precautionary reasons. We're going to take a look at it today." The Browns don't seem concerned, but Johnson needs to get back on the practice field to make up ground on the depth chart. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:32 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.80 (142nd)
  • Lions 'don't know' when Joique will return
    Lions coach Jim Caldwell used the phrase, "Sometimes, you don't know" when asked about Joique Bell's (Achilles'/knee) timetable for return.

    Advice: "Like I said, I'm not sure how long it's going to take," Caldwell said. "I do know one thing, that he's coming along quickly, and we'll see what the doctor says. I can't put an exact timetable on it right now. That's the tough thing about even talking about medical. Sometimes you don't know." Bell remains out indefinitely after undergoing offseason Achilles' and knee surgeries. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:55 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.78 (74th)
  • Terrance West tweaks calf in practice
    Browns RB Terrance West suffered a calf injury in Saturday's training camp practice.

    Advice: It was a tough practice for Cleveland as they lost DL Billy Winn to what looked like a bad knee injury and fellow RB Duke Johnson to a tweaked hamstring. West said he was not worried about the injury, but he may miss a few days. West is competing with Isaiah Crowell for early-down work in the Browns' backfield. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:12 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.82 (1788th)
  • Duke Johnson tweaks hammy at practice
    Browns rookie RB Duke Johnson tweaked his hamstring during practice Saturday.

    Advice: Johnson had the leg wrapped in ice on the sidelines during practice, but he did not sound worried. He likely will not miss more than a few days. Johnson remains the heavy favorite for passing-game work in the Browns' backfield. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:08 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.80 (142nd)
  • James White favorite for Pats 3rd-down RB job
    Sophomore RB James White is working with the first team as the third-down back in Patriots camp.

    Advice: CSN New England's Tom Curran said it "seems" the Patriots are going to give White the first crack to earn the third-down job vacated by Shane Vereen. Even if White wins the competition, he will likely cede touches to Travaris Cadet, Dion Lewis or Brandon Bolden at times. It is unlikely any of the Patriots' passing-down options earn the almost 10 touches a game Vereen saw the last two seasons. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.19 (164th)
  • Fisher talks Gurley's recovery
    Coach Jeff Fisher said Friday the Rams are "very, very encouraged" with Todd Gurley's (ACL) recovery, but acknowledged Gurley is "not 100 percent" or ready to play in football games.

    Advice: "Todd did a great job on the conditioning test," Fisher said. "He's not 100 percent. He's not ready to play in a game right now. ... We'll just kind of add things as we move forward." Gurley has been limited to individual drills so far in training camp. We might see him play in the third preseason game. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:11 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.45 (84th)
  • Gurley limited to individual drills early on
    Todd Gurley (knee) is participating in individual drills early in Rams training camp.

    Advice: Per ESPN Rams reporter Nick Wagoner, there is "no timetable" for Gurley to begin practicing in 11-on-11s. In the meantime, Tre Mason will operate as St. Louis' first-team back with Benny Cunningham mixing in on passing downs. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch expects Mason to open 2015 as the lead ball carrier. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:21 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.45 (84th)
  • Abdullah, Riddick sharing 1st-team reps
    With Joique Bell (Achilles', knee) still on the shelf, Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick are sharing first-team reps at Lions camp.

    Advice: "We feel good about where he is, what he’s done, the ability he has," coach Jim Caldwell said of Abdullah. "The evaluation process continues." Caldwell did admit that "it's tough for young players to come into this league and stand out." If all of the red flags on Bell's health are indeed serious, however, the Lions will need their second-round pick to "stand out" in very short order. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:29 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.47 (123rd)
  • Caldwell: No timetable for Joique Bell return
    Coach Jim Caldwell offered no timetable for Joique Bell's (knee, Achilles') return at Lions camp Friday.

    Advice: Caldwell did say Bell is "coming along quickly," though that's hard to fathom after Joique missed the entire spring and wasn't available for the start of training camp. "We’re just majorly concerned right now with obviously getting him healthy," Caldwell insisted. "And he’s well on his way to that." Bell turns 29 next month and has undergone three lower-leg surgeries over the past two offseasons. Ameer Abdullah is now running with the ones. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:37 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.78 (74th)
  • Todd Gurley will be eased into training camp
    ESPN's Nick Wagoner expects Todd Gurley (knee) to be limited to individual drills at the start of camp.

    Advice: Although Gurley surprisingly avoided active/PUP, GM Les Snead has said the team will be "cautious" with its first-round back. The Rams' official website believes there's a "possibility" Gurley starts Week 1, but gives the edge to Tre Mason. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:05 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.45 (84th)
  • McFadden's hamstring injury to 'other one'
    Darren McFadden's hamstring injury is not to the leg that sidelined him in OTAs.

    Advice: Unbelievable. (But not really.) Coach Jason Garrett is "hopeful" DMC will be back in a "week or so," but the Cowboys are learning all they need to know about McFadden's lack of durability. McFadden was already far from a roster lock, but his inability to stay on the field in even shorts and a t-shirt is likely doing major damage to his 53-man odds. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.80 (175th)
  • Darren McFadden beginning camp on PUP list
    Cowboys placed RB Darren McFadden on the active/PUP list with a hamstring injury.

    Advice: Act surprised. With his career running on fumes, McFadden has been battling a hamstring issue since OTAs. We'd like to say he's day to day for the start of camp, but you never know with someone who has suffered as many injuries as DMC. McFadden's roster spot is far from assured. It's possible he's eventually replaced by free agent Chris Johnson. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:29 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.80 (175th)
  • Terrance West gets first rep in team drills
    Terrance West got the first rep in team drills as the Browns opened training camp Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Mike Pettine said he will mix it up by day and by drill. But at the very least, West getting the first rep on the first day of camp shows he's not buried on the depth chart as previously speculated. Isaiah Crowell, who got the second rep Thursday, remains our favorite for early-down work. Rookie Duke Johnson will also push for a significant role in this muddled, hot-hand situation. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:57 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.82 (1788th)
  • Joique Bell still seen as DET likely starter
    Despite Joique Bell's (Achilles'/knee) continued absence from the practice field, the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett expects Bell to open the season as the "Lions' primary starting running back."

    Advice: Even amid a host of red flags, Lions beat writers maintain Joique is likely to open the season as Detroit's lead runner. Birkett does acknowledge Bell "and (Ameer) Abdullah will share the workload, though." Bell, who has undergone two knee scopes and one Achilles' surgery over the past two offseasons, missed all of OTAs and minicamp and opened training camp on the active/PUP list. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:11 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.78 (74th)
  • Carlos Hyde (calf) removed from active/NFI
    Carlos Hyde (calf) has been cleared for training camp.

    Advice: Hyde spent one day on the active/NFI list. He won't miss any training camp time. Hyde remains the favorite for early down work in a committee with Reggie Bush. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.04 (50th)
  • Joique Bell still shelved as Lions camp opens
    Lions placed RB Joique Bell on the active/PUP list.

    Advice: The Lions plan to move Bell along slowly after offseason knee/Achilles surgeries. Detroit is reportedly more concerned with his health this year than in 2014. Bell will miss the start of camp, allowing rookie Ameer Abdullah to open with the starters. Bell is a player to avoid in fantasy drafts this year, especially with his ADP still hovering in the fifth- to sixth-round range. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:48 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.78 (74th)
  • 49ers to replace Frank Gore w/ RB committee?
    CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco expects the 49ers to replace Frank Gore with "more than one person."

    Advice: In other words, the 49ers would use a running back committee. Maiocco states Carlos Hyde "is best-suited to be the back on base downs and short-yardage situations," but he is going to lose passing-game work to Reggie Bush and/or Kendall Hunter. Soft-handed FB Bruce Miller will also siphon some receptions. As a likely two-down back on a team with a 6.5-game Vegas Win Total, Hyde is best viewed as a low-end RB2 pick in re-draft leagues. Hyde opened camp on the active/PUP list with "what is believed to be a minor calf strain." Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:07 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.04 (50th)
  • 'Possibility' Todd Gurley starts Week 1
    The Rams' official website believes there's a "possibility" Todd Gurley (knee) starts Week 1.

    Advice: Gurley's outlook has improved considerably after he avoided the PUP list to begin camp, but writer Myles Simmons still believes it's "more probable" Tre Mason starts Week 1 than Gurley. Simmons points toward coach Jeff Fisher's usual conservatism with rookies as evidence. Regardless of who starts Week 1, it's looking more and more likely that Gurley has a big role by the end of September. His health is farther along than was previously expected. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:17 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.45 (84th)
  • Carlos Hyde beginning camp on NFI list
    49ers placed RB Carlos Hyde on the active/NFI list.

    Advice: It's believed to be a day-to-day issue, but still unideal for a player who is supposed to take control of the 49ers' backfield this season. Hyde missed time earlier this offseason with a leg issue. He should be good to go for San Francisco's first preseason game. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.04 (50th)
  • Report: Cowboys have no interest in Ray Rice
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the Cowboys have "no interest" in free agent Ray Rice.

    Advice: The Cowboys have been speculatively connected to Rice and Chris Johnson, but ESPN's Todd Archer previously tweeted those links are being made by "everybody but the Cowboys." Per the Star-Telegram's Charean Williams, the Cowboys "haven't ruled out signing a vet back, but not for at least a couple weeks." They want to see how Joe Randle, Darren McFadden, and Lance Dunbar look early in camp. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2016th)
  • Todd Gurley beginning camp on active roster
    Updating an earlier item, Rams RB Todd Gurley (ACL) will begin training camp on the active roster.

    Advice: It means Gurley is ineligible for the reserve/NFI list, which would have cost him the first six games of the season. It's a major surprise after the Rams insisted all offseason they would take things slow with the No. 10 overall pick. It still doesn't guarantee Gurley will be ready for Week 1, but he's trending in that direction. Gurley's Week 1 status will be confirmed if he suits up for preseason action. Expect Gurley's ADP of RB20 to climb. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:17 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.45 (84th)
  • Todd Gurley passes conditioning test
    Speaking in a Tuesday radio interview, Rams GM Les Snead said RB Todd Gurley (ACL) has passed his conditioning test, and should progress to football activities "soon."

    Advice: This doesn't change the fact that Gurley will open camp on the active/NFI list, but he's progressing as the Rams hoped. Gurley is expected to begin participating in individual drills sooner rather than later. ESPN's Nick Wagoner believes Gurley will avoid the reserve/NFI list, which would cost him the first six games of the season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:48 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.45 (84th)
  • Terrance West fell down depth chart at OTAs
    Terrance West appeared to surrender reps to Duke Johnson and Shaun Draughn during OTAs and minicamp.

    Advice: The Browns have said they want to ride the hot hand at running back this season. It's going to be very difficult for West to get that hot hand if he's fourth in line behind Isaiah Crowell, Johnson and Draughn. West had a rocky rookie year, often looking average on the field and getting in the coaches' doghouse off it. The Browns used a third-round pick on Johnson in May. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:16 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.82 (1788th)
  • Rams rookie Gurley to avoid reserve/PUP list?
    ESPN's Nick Wagoner expects Todd Gurley (ACL) to be back before the Rams' Week 6 bye.

    Advice: Wagoner calls predictions of the Rams holding Gurley until Week 7 "too far flung." The No. 10 overall pick is going to open camp with some individual drills and gradually progress toward full-team work. Gurley still has a chance to suit up Week 1, which will be roughly 10 months after his ACL tear at Georgia. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:20 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.45 (84th)
  • Anti-domestic violence group is pro-Ray Rice
    The co-founders of an anti-domestic violence group say free agent Ray Rice deserves another chance.

    Advice: The pendulum of public opinion is starting to swing back in Rice's favor. "We have been around a lot of abusive men, but our experience with Ray has been tremendously positive," said Tony Porter of A CALL TO MEN. "We feel strongly about him having the opportunity of having a second chance. He's deserving of it." The problem is Rice's on-field ceiling isn't high enough to offset the public relations headache. ESPN's Adam Schefter says multiple teams have privately discussed bringing in Rice. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2016th)
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