Hail Mary (ID# 334498)
  • Bucs release K Barth; Kyle Brindza wins K job
    Bucs released K Connor Barth.

    Advice: Barth was signed a week ago to compete with Patrick Murray for the kicker job, but the Bucs later traded TE Tim Wright to the Lions for K Kyle Brindza. Brindza went 2-for-2 in the preseason finale and will be Tampa's kicker. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:28 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.99 (238th)
     
  • Eagles waive WR Rasheed Bailey
    Eagles waived WR Rasheed Bailey.

    Advice: Signed as a priority UDFA out of small-school Delaware Valley, Bailey (6'1/205) is likely ticketed for the practice squad. He posted a 10-100-1 line this preseason. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2164th)
     
  • 'Unclear' if Coleman will push to start
    According to ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure, it "remains unclear" whether rookie Tevin Coleman will push for Atlanta's starting tailback job.

    Advice: Atlanta averaged 1.9 yards per carry as a team entering Thursday's preseason finale. Coleman averaged 7.0 YPC alone Thursday night, busting gains of 15 and 26 yards. Considering how much time Devonta Freeman (hamstring) has missed, it would be surprising if Coleman wasn't involved in the Week 1 backfield. This will be a difficult running back situation to trust early in the year. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:54 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.70 (80th)
     
  • Bills waive WR Andre Davis
    Bills waived WR Andre Davis.

    Advice: Davis was signed as a priority UDFA out of South Florida and recently drew praise from coach Rex Ryan as a player who stood out at camp. He caught nine passes for 68 yards this preseason and is likely headed to the practice squad. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:40 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2314th)
     
  • Dolphins rookie RB Jay Ajayi has cracked rib
    Dolphins rookie RB Jay Ajayi suffered a cracked rib in Thursday night's preseason finale.

    Advice: Ajayi can't stay off the trainer's table this summer after missing a large part of the beginning of training camp and the first two preseason games with a hamstring injury. The fifth-round rookie finished the exhibition season with 91 yards on 16 carries (5.6 YPC), displaying the running ability that had draftniks pegging him as a second-rounder. It's possible Ajayi goes to I.R. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:10 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.71 (2610th)
     
  • Bucs rookie WR Bell may head to I.R.
    Bucs WR Kenny Bell's hamstring injury is severe enough that it may land him on injured reserve.

    Advice: Bell missed the final two preseason games and has been outplayed by fringe receivers Russell Shepard, Rannell Hall, and Adam Humphries. The fifth-round rookie out of Nebraska was expected to compete with Louis Murphy for No. 3 receiver duties, but it sounds like his first season could be spent on the sidelines. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.61 (2628th)
     
  • Thomas Rawls racks up 87 yards vs. Raiders
    Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls rushed 11 times for 87 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason finale.

    Advice: Rawls' touchdown was a six-yard score on a fourth-quarter read option. The undrafted rookie out of Central Michigan finishes the preseason with 30 carries for 158 yards (5.26 YPC) and a touchdown. He added four catches for an additional 42 yards. Although there was some early-summer noise that Rawls could push Christine Michael for No. 3 duties, it never happened. His most likely home is the practice squad, though Robert Turbin's (high-ankle sprain) health could create an early-season opening. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.15 (2660th)
     
  • Jarryd Hayne totals 75 yards versus Bolts
    49ers RB/PR Jarryd Hayne rushed 10 times for 58 yards in Thursday's preseason finale, adding two catches for an additional 17 yards.

    Advice: The ex-rugby player made one of the plays of the game when he used the big-hit stick on Bolts DB Lowell Rose at the end of a 12-yard reception. Hayne was signed to primarily contribute on special teams, but he wraps up the preseason with 25 carries for 175 yards (7.00 YPC). Adept at making the first defender miss, Hayne's 53-man roster odds are looking mighty good. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:55 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.07 (2672nd)
     
  • Christine Michael tallies 39 yards in finale
    Christine Michael rushed eight times for 39 yards in Thursday's preseason finale.

    Advice: With Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin (ankle) sitting, Michael got the start, taking a handoff from Russell Wilson on the first play of the game. He ran well ahead of UDFA Thomas Rawls, and is clearly locked in as Seattle's No. 3 runner. The talented but inconsistent third-year back closes the book on the exhibition season with 32 carries for 118 yards (3.68 YPC). With Turbin highly questionable for the opener, Michael could get a golden opportunity to make an impression as Lynch's backup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:36 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.35 (2585th)
     
  • Davis totals 33 yards in preseason finale
    Mike Davis racked up 33 yards on seven carries in Thursday's preseason finale against the Chargers.

    Advice: Davis made an incredible catch in traffic during the first quarter but the play was called back. He'll finish the preseason with 113 rushing yards on 26 carries. The rookie is competing with former rugby star Jarryd Hayne for fourth on the running back depth chart. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.40 (2634th)
     
  • Lockett ends preseason with another big play
    Tyler Lockett caught 2-of-2 targets for 77 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason finale.

    Advice: Playing with starter Russell Wilson on Seattle's opening series, Lockett simply outran Oakland's secondary en route to a 63-yard touchdown. The (latest) long score brings Lockett's preseason line as a receiver to 6/129/1, while he's added a 103-yard kick return touchdown and 67-yard punt score. The special teams stud has forced his way into a role on offense, and his big-play potential is very much worth one of your final roster spots in re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:23 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.59 (235th)
     
  • Montee Ball struggles in roster audition
    Montee Ball rushed 16 times for 27 yards (1.7 YPC) in the Broncos' final preseason game.

    Advice: It was a disastrous performance against second- and third-string defenders. Ball had one nice eight-yard run where he broke a tackle and gained extra yards, but after that he was the same sluggish back who has tumbled down the depth chart this preseason. It is difficult to see a future for Ball in Denver, and it would be surprising if he survives final cuts. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:07 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.17 (2538th)
     
  • Mostert blows up for 162 yards on Thursday
    Rasheem Mostert broke out for 162 yards on 23 touches in Thursday’s preseason loss to the Jets.

    Advice: He caught 93 yards worth of passes and added another 69 yards on the ground. Mostert has made a compelling case this preseason with 361 yards on 53 touches, though it’s tough to see him overtaking Kenjon Barner for the final spot at running back. He’s likely headed to the practice squad. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:44 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2025th)
     
  • Langford: 9-55 in preseason finale
    Bears rookie Jeremy Langford rushed nine times for 55 yards in the Bears' preseason finale.

    Advice: He put a bow on his first NFL preseason with 153 yards on 28 runs (5.46 YPC), adding three receptions for 30 yards. Since a slow exhibition opener, Langford has begun to put heat on Jacquizz Rodgers for the Bears' primary backup job behind Matt Forte. In the event of a Forte injury, we suspect Rodgers and Langford would share time. Ka'Deem Carey could be the odd man out. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.00 (2550th)
     
  • Justin Hardy breaks 70-yard punt return
    Falcons rookie WR Justin Hardy caught two passes for 16 yards in Thursday night's preseason finale.

    Advice: Quiet this preseason, Hardy finally made his presence felt on a 70-yard punt return in Thursday night's game. He was the 107th overall pick in May's draft. Hardy will likely open the season no higher than Atlanta's No. 4 receiver behind Julio Jones, Roddy White, and Leonard Hankerson. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:28 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.05 (2559th)
     
  • Jay Ajayi leaves with chest injury
    Jay Ajayi exited the Dolphins' preseason finale with a chest injury.

    Advice: He finished with nine carries for 66 yards and two receptions for 37 yards, including a 26-yarder. A forgotten man in Miami, Ajayi rotated with Mike Gillislee in this one and ran hard with the burst he showed at Boise State. Ajayi got off to a painfully slow start in training camp -- struggling in pass protection and battling a hamstring injury -- but if healthy should open the season on the 53-man roster, ideally ahead of LaMichael James and behind Lamar Miller and Damien Williams. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:33 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.71 (2610th)
     
  • Tevin Coleman rushing line: 8-56
    Tevin Coleman rushed eight times for 56 yards in the Falcons' preseason finale.

    Advice: With Devonta Freeman (hamstring) still on the shelf, Coleman busted gains of 15 and 26 yards on Atlanta's opening drive while rotating with UDFA Terron Ward. Unfortunately, Coleman's other runs went for 5, 2, 1, 1, 3, and 2. A boom-or-bust runner at Indiana, Coleman's big-play ability is obvious but he needs to become a more consistent down-to-down player. He's likely to open the season as the 1B back behind Freeman's 1A. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:21 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.70 (80th)
     
  • Kenny Bell (hamstring) sitting out Thursday
    Bucs WR Kenny Bell (hamstring) is sitting out Thursday's preseason finale.

    Advice: It appears to be just a day-to-day injury for the fifth rounder, but he's losing ground in his quest for No. 3 duties behind Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson. Even if he's healthy, Bell could end up a scratch for Week 1 if he's not in good enough shape. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:19 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.61 (2628th)
     
  • Ball expected to get 'bulk of work' Thursday
    Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said RBs Montee Ball and Kapri Bibbs will get the 'bulk of the work' in the fourth preseason game.

    Advice: Getting a lot of work in the fourth preseason game is never a good sign for a player's roster status. Ball has fallen way behind C.J. Anderson, Ronnie Hillman and even Juwan Thompson on the depth chart. At this point, he is just fighting for a roster spot. It is a fight he may end up losing. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:02 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.17 (2538th)
     
  • Kenny Bell dealing with hamstring issue
    Bucs rookie WR Kenny Bell is dealing with a hamstring injury.

    Advice: Bell has been sidelined since Friday. Bell expressed optimism about testing the hamstring out in practice on Tuesday, but coach Lovie Smith shot it down, saying "You don't come back from hamstring injuries that quick." A fifth-rounder out of Nebraska, Bell is battling Louis Murphy for snaps behind Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:14 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.61 (2628th)
     
  • Montee Ball squarely on the roster bubble
    9 News Denver's Mike Klis does not believe Broncos RB Montee Ball will make the final roster.

    Advice: Ball has been steadily falling down the depth chart all offseason and played behind Juwan Thompson in the third preseason game. Ball should get one more shot in the fourth preseason game to show his worth, but right now his job is anything but secure. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:36 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.17 (2538th)
     
  • Montee Ball on the roster bubble with Broncos
    Montee Ball appears to be in danger of losing his roster spot in Denver.

    Advice: He won't be a part of Denver's first cuts, but he might not make it when the Broncos trim to 53 this upcoming weekend. Ball is squarely behind C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman, while Juwan Thompson is making a run to be Denver's No. 3 back. "Special teams is a big factor with him and Juwan," coach Gary Kubiak said. "We'll see. I'm fine with Montee." If Ball were cut on Saturday, he would go through the NFL's waivers process. "Right now it's C.J., Ronnie, then Juwan, then me," Ball acknowledged. "So I guess just what it is." Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:33 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.17 (2538th)
     
  • Montee Ball fourth in line at running back
    Montee Ball rushed four times for 11 yards and caught one pass for 20 yards in the Broncos' third preseason game.

    Advice: Ball played behind Juwan Thompson, who appears to have jumped him for the third spot on the depth chart. Already well behind Ronnie Hillman for the backup job, Ball has zero fantasy value heading into the season. He is not guaranteed to make the final roster. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.17 (2538th)
     
  • Lockett continues to impress on special teams
    Tyler Lockett returned a punt 67 yards for a touchdown and added a 10-yard reception in Saturday’s preseason win over the Chargers.

    Advice: The 67-yard score was his second of the preseason. Though Lockett hasn’t been featured much on offense (four catches for 52 yards), he’s already an elite contributor on special teams. Expect him to handle most of Seattle’s return duties this year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.59 (235th)
     
  • Tevin Coleman rushes for 2 yards on Saturday
    Tevin Coleman rushed four times for two yards in the Falcons' third preseason game.

    Advice: Seeing his first action of the preseason due to a hamstring injury, Coleman couldn't create much running room. His long run went for six yards, but Coleman was blown up on the very next play in the backfield for a five-yard loss. Terron Ward got much of the work with the first-team offense with Coleman just making his way back and Devonta Freeman (hamstring) sidelined. Freeman is still the favorite for early-season carries in this backfield despite missing Saturday's tuneup. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:56 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.70 (80th)
     
  • Tevin Coleman will play on Saturday
    Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (hamstring) will play in Saturday's game against the Dolphins.

    Advice: Coleman missed the Falcons' first two exhibition contests. Coleman has a shot at a big role this season, but has set himself way behind by missing the majority of camp. As of now, he's not a realistic RB3 for the season's first month. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.70 (80th)
     
  • Bucs sign Connor Barth
    Buccaneers signed K Connor Barth, formerly of the Broncos.

    Advice: Barth was cut by the Broncos earlier in the day. He's resurfacing in Tampa Bay, where Barth will be the favorite over Brandon Bogotay and Patrick Murray. Those who drafted Barth in early best-ball leagues can take solace in the fact that he'll be kicking at all this year. We'd also advise those best-ball leagues to eliminate the kicker position. All fantasy leagues, for that matter. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:57 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.99 (238th)
     
  • Bills impressed with undrafted WR Andre Davis
    Coach Rex Ryan singled out undrafted rookie WR Andre Davis as a player who has "really taken off" in training camp.

    Advice: Davis has plus size at 6'1/207 despite poor athletic measurables, and has reportedly been catching everything at camp. It's still going to be hard for Davis to crack the 53-man roster behind Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods, Percy Harvin, Marcus Easley, and Chris Hogan. He may be a practice-squad option. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:19 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2314th)
     
  • Dependability, accountability C-Mike's issues
    Seahawks RBs coach Sherman Smith said dependability and accountability have been the issues holding back third-year RB Christine Michael.

    Advice: "It’s about becoming more dependable, doing stuff consistently,’’ Smith said. "That’s always been his Achilles’ heel. The physical talent is there, absolutely no question about that. But we want him to become more dependable and more accountable.’’ Michael fumbled in the preseason opener, but coach Pete Carroll seems overall pleased with C-Mike. Despite rumblings that UDFA Thomas Rawls is pushing him, Michael appears locked in as the No. 3 back. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:57 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.35 (2585th)
     
  • Broncos release K Barth, leaving McManus as K
    Broncos released K Connor Barth.

    Advice: Barth loses his roster spot to new LG Evan Mathis. Signed in November last season after Brandon McManus' early-year struggles, Barth went 15-of-16 on field goals and nailed all 15 extra points. With McManus performing well in camp and preseason, Barth is out of a job. The Broncos will keep him on speed dial should McManus falter again. Owners that drafted Barth can pick up McManus. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:43 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.99 (238th)
     
  • Carroll dismisses Rawls as C-Mike competition
    Coach Pete Carroll dismissed the idea of undrafted rookie Thomas Rawls pushing Christine Michael for the Seahawks' No. 3 running back job.

    Advice: Michael appears locked into the job unless he gets traded, but that's purely been Twitter-fueled speculation. Carroll raved about Michael's attention to detail heading into year three, while saying Rawls and fellow UDFA Rod Smith are simply "trying to hang" and "pushing themselves" to try and make the team. We still like Rawls' physicality. He's worth monitoring in deep Dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.15 (2660th)
     
  • Montee Ball 'slumping' in training camp
    The Denver Post reports RB Montee Ball is being pushed by Juwan Thompson for the No. 3 spot on the depth chart.

    Advice: Ball has already been jumped by Ronnie Hillman, and it appears Juwan Thompson could be next. Ball has never flashed at the NFL level, and he has reportedly been "slumping" in training camp. His spot on the roster is not secure. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:21 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.17 (2538th)
     
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