Gold Rush V The Double Relay (ID# 38877)
  • Tre Mason leaves games with hamstring issue
    Tre Mason was forced from Saturday's preseason game with a right hamstring injury.

    Advice: Mason took the rock four times for 12 yards before departing, adding two catches for an additional 19 yards. It's unclear how serious the issue might be. Mason has 15 days to get healthy for Week 1. Todd Gurley's backup/early-season fill-in finishes the preseason with nine carries for 24 yards. He's an RB3 with RB2 upside for the first month of the season. Gurley is going to be eased in. Rotoworld.com 23 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    21.72 (123rd)
  • Cordarrelle Patterson not targeted vs. Dallas
    Cordarrelle Patterson wasn't targeted in the Vikings' third preseason game.

    Advice: However, Patterson made the play of the game, taking a kick out of his own end zone for a 107-yard touchdown. Patterson could see action in Thursday's preseason finale, but if not, he ends the exhibition season with five catches for 43 yards. A second-teamer on offense, Patterson is off the fantasy radar unless your league counts return yardage. Rotoworld.com 27 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.09 (2510th)
  • Sam Bradford shreds Green Bay for 3 TDs
    Sam Bradford completed 10-of-10 passes for 121 yards and three touchdowns in the Eagles' third preseason game.

    Advice: Bradford led the Eagles to three straight touchdown drives before exiting in the early second quarter. All of his touchdowns came on checkdowns, but it shows the type of upside Bradford has in Chip Kelly's offense. Bradford looked fully healthy against the Packers. He offers one of the highest ceilings among mid-to-late round quarterbacks. Rotoworld.com 37 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    36.66 (25th)
  • Lamar Miller totals 53 yards in tuneup
    Lamar Miller rushed for 22 yards on six carries in Saturday's third preseason game.

    Advice: He also caught all five of his targets for another 31 yards. Through three preseason games, Miller has rushed for 59 yards on 12 carries (4.91 YPC) and reeled in seven passes for 69 yards. With Ryan Tannehill loving to check down and work the short-to-intermediate parts of the field, Miller will get his fair share of targets. Currently being drafted as RB12, we like Miller in standard and PPR formats. Rotoworld.com 56 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    33.90 (33rd)
  • Tannehill terrific in regular-season tuneup
    Ryan Tannehill completed 15-of-19 passes for 145 yards and one touchdown in Saturday's third preseason game.

    Advice: It was about as perfect as Tannehill and the Dolphins could have hoped for in the regular-season dress rehearsal. He and Jarvis Landry hooked up five times for 84 yards on six targets, including a long 46-yard gain over the middle where Landry chewed up plenty of YAC. Tannehill found Rishard Matthews for his lone score, hooking up on a quick pass from two yards out. After three preseason games, Tannehill is 33-of-41 (80.4 percent) for 303 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions. He's looking like a strong back-end QB1 with upside. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:27 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    41.20 (10th)
  • Rex: Goodwin may have some broken ribs
    Bills coach Rex Ryan said WR Marquise Goodwin may have some broken ribs.

    Advice: Goodwin injured himself in the third preseason game. The Bills' top-four receivers did not suit up for the game. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:45 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2228th)
  • Vick Ballard will not play on Saturday
    Colts RB Vick Ballard will not play in the team's third preseason game.

    Advice: Sidelined for almost two years by ACL and Achilles injuries, Ballard got his first action of the preseason last week. It is unclear why he is being held out, but he may have suffered a setback. Already a longshot for a roster spot, missing this game probably seals Ballard's fate. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:51 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.82 (2636th)
  • Markus Wheaton gets limited action vs Bills
    Markus Wheaton had one catch for 20 yards in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: Wheaton played only two series. With Martavis Bryant suspended the first four games, he'll open the season as the clear-cut No. 2 behind Antonio Brown. Wheaton is worth a WR4 flyer. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:42 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    22.32 (94th)
  • DeSean inactive for third preseason game
    DeSean Jackson (shoulder) will not play in the Redskins' third preseason game.

    Advice: Jackson resumed practicing almost a week ago, but the Redskins are smartly being cautious with their top playmaker. Jackson will be good to go in the regular season. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:32 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.27 (89th)
  • Martavis Bryant goes off against Bills
    Martavis Bryant caught three passes for 138 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: The Steelers rested their starters after one series, but Bryant played most of the first half. All of his production came against Buffalo's first-team defense. Bryant burned Bills rookie CB Ronald Darby for a 63-yard catch, and drew two pass interference calls. His touchdown was a 39-yard deep post over the middle of the field. Bryant will miss the first four games to suspension and is behind Markus Wheaton in two-wide sets, but has a high ceiling as a buy-low WR3. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2224th)
  • Charcandrick West in concussion protocol
    Charcandrick West suffered a concussion in Kansas City's third preseason game.

    Advice: West is in the concussion protocol. His roster spot shouldn't be in danger despite the injury. West has just over two weeks to get cleared. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:57 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.12 (2601st)
  • Marquise Goodwin suffers rib injury
    Marquise Goodwin suffered a rib injury in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: The extent of the injury isn't yet known. Goodwin had three catches for 48 yards prior to going down. Losing Goodwin would be another blow to an offense that's overloaded injuries. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:54 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2228th)
  • Matt Cassel plays two series against Steelers
    Matt Cassel completed 6-of-7 passes for 38 yards in Buffalo's third preseason game.

    Advice: E.J. Manuel started, with Cassel the No. 2 quarterback through the rotation. Cassel nearly threw a pick-six on a tipped pass at the line of scrimmage, but managed to avoid making any other mistakes. The Bills can't be overly impressed with what the saw from Cassel. Cassel is 13-of-15 for 83 yards in two preseason appearances. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:44 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.20 (2710th)
  • DeAngelo Williams starts fourth preseason game
    DeAngelo Williams had three carries for 15 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: With Le'Veon Bell suspended the first two weeks, Williams started the regular-season dress rehearsal. He went untouched into the end-zone on his one-yard touchdown, and also scored on a two-point conversion. Williams has short-term RB3 value, but will be a strict backup when Bell returns. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:26 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    25.92 (76th)
  • Fred Jackson shines in preseason debut
    Fred Jackson had five carries for 48 yards and a touchdown in Buffalo's third preseason game.

    Advice: Jackson was making his preseason debut after missing two weeks with a hamstring injury. He started with all four of Buffalo's running backs sidelined, but played only the first quarter. Jackson's biggest play was a 41-yard carry to open the game. Jackson is a good bet to open the season as LeSean McCoy's backup. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.55 (1824th)
  • E.J. Manuel looks good in preseason start
    E.J. Manuel competed 7-of-8 passes for 170 yards and two touchdowns in Buffalo's third preseason game.

    Advice: Manuel started and played the first two series, throwing a 67-yard touchdown to a wide-open Charles Clay. He re-entered the game in the third quarter and immediately threw a second touchdown. Manuel is now 20-of-30 passing for 358 yards and four touchdowns through three preseason games. The Bills starting quarterback will likely come down to Manuel or Tyrod Taylor. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:02 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2450th)
  • Khiry Robinson dealing with minor injury
    Khiry Robinson missed practice this week with an undisclosed injury.

    Advice: The Saints don’t expect the injury to affect his Week 1 status. Robinson isn’t more than an early-down backup to Mark Ingram, though there’s rumblings C.J. Spiller (knee scope) might not be ready for the opener. Robinson should go undrafted in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.51 (2513th)
  • Report: No decision on Redskins' starter
    NFL Network's Albert Breer said the Redskins have yet to make a decision on their Week 1 starter.

    Advice: This negates a report from ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini, who said Kirk Cousins had been tabbed for Week 1. Russini spent several years covering the Redskins, so she is aa plugged in with the team as any national reporter. Robert Griffin III (concussion) may not be cleared to play by Week 1, which would make this all a moot point. The bigger point to take away from the last week is the Redskins' organization is about as dysfunctional as they come. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:42 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.22 (2698th)
  • Willie Snead has played way into competition
    Saints coach Sean Payton said WR Willie Snead has played his way into the wide receiver competition.

    Advice: "I think he's done well," Payton said. ""He's right there in the thick of it, competing for playing time, competing for a roster spot." Brandin Cooks, Marques Colston and Brandon Coleman should occupy the top three spots on the depth chart, but it is wide open behind them. Snead needs to beat out at least one of Josh Morgan, Joe Morgan or Nick Toon to land a roster spot. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:29 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2146th)
  • Devonta Freeman not expected to play Saturday
    ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure said RB Devonta Freeman (hamstring) is unlikely to play in the third preseason game Saturday.

    Advice: Freeman returned to practice last week, so it is a bit concerning he is not healthy enough to play. Rookie Tevin Coleman (hamstring) is expected to play. He could put distance between himself and Freeman in the running back competition with a strong showing. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:10 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    24.84 (74th)
  • Denard Robinson has a chance to start?
    ESPN Jaguars reporter Mike DiRocco said RB Denard Robinson has a chance to open the season as the starter.

    Advice: DiRocco has consistently questioned rookie T.J Yeldon's early-season workload this offseason, but this one seems unlikely. The Jaguars used Yeldon as a three-down back in his first preseason action with Robinson filling in as a change-of-pace option. Robinson has played well, but Yeldon has much more upside. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:56 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.57 (218th)
  • Unclear if Mariota plays in fourth game
    ESPN's Ed Werder reports Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt has not decided if QB Marcus Mariota will play in the fourth preseason game.

    Advice: Starters rarely play a significant role in the fourth preseason game, but the Titans may decide to get their rookie signal caller a couple more reps before the regular season. After a rocky start, Mariota has played well the last two weeks. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    37.12 (22nd)
  • James White plays just two snaps Friday night
    Patriots RB James White played just two snaps in the third preseason game.

    Advice: White did not record a statistic. After opening the preseason as the favorite for the Patriots' third-down job, White appears to have fallen behind Brandon Bolden and Dion Lewis on the depth chart. White had a similar trajectory last offseason, dazzling in OTAs before disappearing when the pads came on. White could still earn a role in the offense, but he is running out of time. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:21 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.08 (161st)
  • Report: Skins to start Kirk Cousins in Week 1
    ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini reports the Redskins plan to start Kirk Cousins in Week 1 against the Dolphins.

    Advice: Russini made her bones as a D.C. reporter, so she is as plugged into the team as any national reporter. ESPN's Ed Werder reported GM Scot McCloughan is "determined to change team culture" and could decide to move on from Robert Griffin III. The mystifying situation surrounding Griffin's concussion may have given McCloughan a prime opportunity to cut ties. Cousins is the owner of a career 59-percent completion rate and has an 18:19 TD-to-INT ratio across 14 NFL appearances. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:14 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.22 (2698th)
  • Rivera says Panthers will stick with Brown
    Coach Ron Rivera said the Panthers are going to "stick" with WR Corey Brown.

    Advice: Brown had a nightmare game on Friday night, dropping three passes including his second drop in the end zone in as many weeks. "This is what the preseason is for," Rivera said. "As we go through it and I see how he handles the situation, it will tell me a lot about who he is as a football player." The Panthers do not have much choice but to stick with Brown. Kelvin Benjamin (ACL) is out for the season, Devin Funchess (hamstring) is injured and unproven, and the rest of the depth chart is either old, uninspiring or both. Carolina's lack of receiving talent is a real concern for Cam Newton's fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:47 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.02 (203rd)
  • Rishard Matthews having most consistent camp
    Dolphins OC Bill Lazor said WR Rishard Matthews is having his most consistent camp.

    Advice: "He’s made plays in virtually every practice — down the field, physical plays, fast plays," Lazor said. "I’m really proud of him and rooting for him." Matthews tried to force his way out of Miami after the Dolphins added three receivers this offseason, but it appears he has settled into the No. 5 spot on the depth chart. The 25-year-old has flashed when given opportunities in the past and could be an interesting trade chip if Miami feels comfortable with their depth at wide receiver. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:25 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.82 (2585th)
  • Dan Orlovsky expected to win backup QB job
    Dan Orlovsky is "well ahead" of Kellen Moore for the Lions' backup quarterback job.

    Advice: Moore opened camp with the second-team offense, but he has been outplayed by Orlovsky. Through three preseason games, Orlovsky has completed 23-of-38 passes with three touchdowns and no interceptions. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:52 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.22 (2701st)
  • Kirk Cousins will start third preseason game
    Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will start the third preseason game.

    Advice: Cousins has gotten most of the second-team reps ahead of Colt McCoy, so this is not that surprising. With Robert Griffin III (concussion) sidelined indefinitely, Cousins could open the season as the Redskins' starter. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:03 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.22 (2698th)
  • D. Robinson works as Jaguars No. 2 back
    Denard Robinson rushed three times for seven yards and caught two passes for 29 yards in the Jaguars' third preseason game.

    Advice: Robinson was the Jaguars' No. 2 back in this one, mixing in with the first-team offense behind T.J. Yeldon, who operated as an every-down back. Robinson handled a drive to himself, but was pulled at the goal line for Yeldon, who plunged in from two yards out. Robinson is ticketed for change-of-pace duties in the Jaguars' offense. He's a low-ceiling handcuff for Yeldon owners. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:39 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.57 (218th)
  • Corey Brown continues to struggle with drops
    Corey Brown managed one catch for five yards on seven targets in the Panthers' third preseason game.

    Advice: It was a disastrous game for Brown, who dropped a touchdown for the second consecutive week. He also had a bad drop on a third-down pass. Brown is the favorite to start opposite Devin Funchess in two-wide sets, but isn't a recommended late-round flyer. Brown has two catches for 14 yards through three preseason games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:28 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.02 (203rd)
  • Mariota plays 1st half of 3rd preseason game
    Marcus Mariota completed 7-of-11 passes for 99 yards and rushed three times for 22 yards in the Titans' third preseason game.

    Advice: Mariota was a strict pocket quarterback in Tennessee's first two preseason games. He took a read-option play on the Titans' second drive in this one and gained 12 yards on the keeper. Mariota wasn't quite as sharp as he has been against the Chiefs -- he missed Delanie Walker for a potential big play on an underthrow -- but it's been quite an impressive exhibition season for the No. 2 overall pick. Mariota offers upside as a late-QB2 fantasy pick. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    37.12 (22nd)
  • Bills not putting stock in third preseason game
    Rex Ryan "isn’t putting much stock" in the third preseason game.

    Advice: "About as much stock as I put in the other ones. I don’t say ‘here is the dress rehearsal.’ It’s not that this game is more important. I don’t look at it that way." E.J. Manuel is starting the third preseason game, but isn’t a serious contender for the Week 1 job. Tyrod Taylor and Matt Cassel will rotate with the first team. The No. 2 quarterback through Buffalo’s rotation should ultimately be more telling on who the Bills plan to start. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2450th)
  • 'Nothing' indicates Manuel in starting mix
    The Buffalo News' Vic Carucci believes there's been "nothing at camp that indicates" E.J. Manuel is a serious contender for the Bills' starting job.

    Advice: This has been the consensus all summer long, making it all the more baffling that coach Rex Ryan has decided Manuel will start this weekend's regular season dress rehearsal over Tyrod Taylor and Matt Cassel. The most sensible theory is that Ryan is trying to throw the Colts off before Week 1, but Ryan has to know presumptive starter Taylor needs all the preseason reps with the 1s he can get. Perhaps the Bills believe Manuel could generate trade interest with a decent showing. Whatever the reasoning, it's hard to understand. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:49 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2450th)
  • Martavis failed 'multiple' marijuana tests
    NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Martavis Bryant's four-game suspension is for "multiple failed marijuana tests."

    Advice: Per Rapsheet, Bryant's appeal is in "the latter stages." Bryant now has all the makings of a boom-or-bust WR3, especially since Markus Wheaton has supposedly looked ready to break out as the Steelers' No. 2 receiver. Bryant's touchdown upside makes him worth a later-round draft pick and stash in re-draft leagues, but it can't be assumed he'll simply pick up where he left off in his impressive rookie campaign. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:06 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2224th)
  • Breakout year coming from Markus Wheaton?
    ESPN Steelers reporter Jeremy Fowler is expecting a breakout year from Markus Wheaton.

    Advice: Wheaton was tabbed for a breakout last season, but instead limped to a 53/644/2 line as he was soundly out-played by Martavis Bryant. With Bryant suspended for the season's first four games, however, Wheaton is getting another shot with the first-team offense. Wheaton has been getting puffed up by his teammates and local media all summer. He's worth a WR4 flier. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:03 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    22.32 (94th)
  • Martavis Bryant locked in as No. 2 receiver
    Markus Wheaton is locked in as the Steelers' No. 2 receiver following Martavis Bryant's four-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

    Advice: Bryant's impending ban explains why the Steelers have gone to great lengths to talk Wheaton up this summer, and why he was running well ahead of Bryant in last week's preseason game. The No. 79 overall pick of the 2013 draft, Wheaton has been thoroughly underwhelming through the first two years of his NFL career, but his role puts him on the WR3 fringes to begin the season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    22.32 (94th)
  • Martavis gets four game substance-abuse ban
    NFL suspended Steelers WR Martavis Bryant four games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

    Advice: Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, Bryant is appealing, but this explains why the Steelers have gone to great lengths to talk up Markus Wheaton this summer. It's a massive blow to an offense already missing Le'Veon Bell for Weeks 1 and 2, and severely curbs Bryant's upside appeal after his promising rookie season. Bryant was inactive for Weeks 1-6 last season, but scored eight touchdowns in just 306 snaps upon joining the fray. He played 62-of-76 snaps in the Steelers' Wild Card loss. Bryant's absence puts Wheaton on the WR3 fringes, and forces thus far unimpressive third-rounder Sammie Coates into a role on offense. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:42 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2224th)
  • Manuel named starter for third preseason game
    E.J. Manuel will start Saturday's preseason game against the Steelers.

    Advice: With Tyrod Taylor and Matt Cassel locked in a tight battle, coach Rex Ryan is going with a player who's been a distant No. 3 all summer for his team's regular season dress rehearsal. Ryan did add he expects all three quarterbacks to spend time with the first-team offense. It's quite possible Ryan has already settled on his starter — with Taylor being the favorite — and Manuel is merely a diversionary tactic for the Colts, who are coming to Buffalo in Week 1. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2450th)
  • DeSean Jackson unlikely to play Saturday
    DeSean Jackson (shoulder) is expected to be held out of Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: D-Jax has resumed practicing, but the Redskins have no reason to risk an aggravation on the exhibition field. Jackson would likely be ready to go were it Week 1. The WR2's status for the opener is not in doubt. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:52 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.27 (89th)
  • Tannehill completing more deep passes in camp
    The Dolphins' official website said Ryan Tannehill has completed more deep passes in this year's training camp than the "previous three training camps combined."

    Advice: The last part is likely hyperbole, but reports out of camp have consistently said Tannehill's deep ball looks better this year. Tannehill completed just 9-of-42 passes 21 yards or longer last season, but his improvement along with the acquisition of super-efficient WR Kenny Stills should allow the Dolphins to be more effective down the field this season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:41 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    41.20 (10th)
  • Roethlisberger now trusts Wheaton?
    ESPN Steelers reporter Jeremy Fowler believes it's "obvious" that Markus Wheaton has earned the trust of Ben Roethlisberger.

    Advice: Wheaton and Big Ben were all too often not on the same page last year, resulting in a difficult second NFL season for Wheaton. In the second preseason game, however, Wheaton caught three balls for 42 yards and a touchdown and continued to play well ahead of Martavis Bryant, who was still playing in the third quarter with the starters resting. Wheaton offers upside at his 11th-round ADP, while Bryant is a potential trap in the top-five rounds. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:55 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    22.32 (94th)
  • Marquise Goodwin unlikely to make Bills?
    ESPN Bills reporter Mike Rodak expects WR Marquise Goodwin to be traded or released.

    Advice: The speedster simply hasn't taken off since being the No. 78 overall pick of the 2013 draft, and is having trouble cracking a newly-crowded receiver corps. Goodwin's sprinter speed will earn him a look elsewhere if he gets cut loose, but it's not looking like he'll ever translate track to football. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:27 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2228th)
  • DeSean Jackson returns to individual drills
    DeSean Jackson (sprained shoulder) returned to practice on Sunday.

    Advice: Jackson only participated in individual drills. Coach Jay Gruden said last week Jackson was close to being 100 percent, and if he escaped Sunday without any setbacks he should be participating in team drills soon. Jackson should be healthy enough for the team's dress rehearsal. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:50 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.27 (89th)
  • Mariota solid in brief appearance
    Marcus Mariota completed 5-of-8 passes for 59 yards and rushed once for a one-yard gain in the Titans' second preseason game.

    Advice: Although he generated only one splash play in limited work -- a 35-yard connection to TE Craig Stevens -- Mariota looked cool and composed before giving way to Zach Mettenberger. Mariota should've had a first-half touchdown pass, but it was dropped by third-down back Dexter McCluster. The No. 2 overall draft pick is now 12-of-16 passing for 153 yards, one touchdown, and one pick through two preseason affairs. Coming from the Oregon spread, Mariota has largely operated as a pocket quarterback so far in the exhibition season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:29 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    37.12 (22nd)
  • DeAngelo Williams rushes for 20 yards
    DeAngelo Williams rushed four times for 20 yards in the Steelers' third preseason game.

    Advice: Williams busted through the line for a 12-yard gain on his first carry of the game and finished his day with a 7-yard run off the right side. Williams has looked good this preseason, but he will be a strict backup once Le'Veon Bell returns from suspension. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:27 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    25.92 (76th)
  • Martavis plays behind Wheaton, goes 1-12
    Martavis Bryant caught one pass for 12 yards in the Steelers' third preseason game.

    Advice: Bryant played behind Markus Wheaton in two-wide looks, but he did see snaps with the first-team offense in three-wide sets. Bryant played into the second half, and his only catch of the game was delivered by Bruce Gradkowski. He was the target on Landry Jones' interception on the first play of the second half. Bryant should see more than the 43 percent of snaps he saw last year, but he is still clearly behind Wheaton on the depth chart. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:42 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2224th)
  • Wheaton plays ahead of Bryant, posts 3-42-1
    Markus Wheaton caught three passes for 42 yards and a touchdown against the Packers Sunday.

    Advice: Wheaton opened the game with the starters and played ahead of Martavis Bryant in two-wide sets on the opening drive. Wheaton saw the same number of targets as Antonio Brown, and he would have been 4-for-4 had Ben Roethlisberger not missed him badly on a sideline throw. Wheaton may not finish the season in the starting lineup, but it certainly appears he will start it there. He is worth a shot at his WR52 ADP. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:37 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    22.32 (94th)
  • James White leads Pats with 23 rushing yards
    James White led the Patriots with 23 rushing yards in Saturday's preseason win against the Saints.

    Advice: White started New England's comeback with a three-yard touchdown to open the fourth quarter. He also made his presence felt in the passing game with a 20-yard catch on his only target of the night. White is a candidate to replace Shane Vereen on passing downs, though he faces stiff competition from Travaris Cadet and Brandon Bolden. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:01 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.08 (161st)
  • Ballard rushes twice in long-awaited return
    Colts RB Vick Ballard rushed twice for four yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Bears.

    Advice: It was the injury-prone Ballard's first appearance of any kind since Week 1, 2013. With the Colts' running back corps deeper than it's been in recent seasons, Ballard appears to be a 53-man roster long shot. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:16 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.82 (2636th)
  • Shoelace gets seven touches versus Giants
    Denard Robinson rushed six times for 19 yards and also secured one catch for seven yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Giants.

    Advice: Robinson was met by brick walls on most of his carries. His longest gain went for just seven yards. It looked like he had a sure touchdown at one point but Blake Bortles didn't put enough mustard on the throw and Jon Beason swatted it away at the last second. Robinson enjoyed a few weeks of fantasy success last year but a repeat performance is unlikely now that T.J. Yeldon is carrying the mail. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.57 (218th)
  • Corey Brown held catchless vs Miami
    Corey Brown was held without a catch in the Panthers second preseason game.

    Advice: Brown started opposite Ted Ginn in two-wide sets. He had a drop on the second drive, and couldn’t come up with a would-be 28-yard touchdown. Panthers beat writers expect Brown to open the season as Carolina's No. 2 wideout, but he isn't more than a late-round flyer. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:58 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.02 (203rd)
  • Bradford plays one series in preseason debut
    Sam Bradford played one series in Saturday's preseason game against the Ravens, completing 3-of-5 passes for 35 yards.

    Advice: It was an eventful series, with Bradford getting lit up twice in 11 plays. He took a low blow on a read option, drawing a roughing the passer penalty (a call that isn't supposed to be made). Both of Bradford's incompletions sailed high. It was only one series, but Bradford appeared in command of the offense. Hopefully he'll play closer to one half in next week's regular season dress rehearsal. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:44 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    36.66 (25th)
  • Matt Cassel still favorite for starting job?
    WKBW's Joe Buscaglia still considers Matt Cassel the favorite for the Bills' starting job.

    Advice: Tyrod Taylor has been building steady momentum, but ace beat writer Buscaglia still thinks it's Cassel's job to lose. It sounds like the competition could come down to next week's preseason game. Speaking Saturday, coach Rex Ryan said it's a "high, high possibility" the team keeps three quarterbacks, meaning E.J. Manuel's roster spot is likely safe. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:28 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.20 (2710th)
  • Martavis Bryant still learning the offense
    Ben Roethlisberger said Martavis Bryant is still learning the Steelers' offense.

    Advice: "Last year, I don't think he knew what was going on," Roethlisberger said. "He’s still learning. He still makes mistakes, but he's the first one who does what he can to correct those." After missing the early part of camp, Bryant has been playing behind Markus Wheaton in two-wide sets. There's some concern over his targets if he doesn't beat out Wheaton, through Bryant projects to increase from the 43 percent of snaps he saw last year. Bryant is the No. 21 receiver in Rotoworld’s preseason rankings. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:24 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2224th)
  • Vick Ballard cleared for second preseason game
    Vick Ballard (hamstring) is expected to play in Saturday’s preseason game.

    Advice: It’s Ballad's first appearance in almost two years after consecutive ACL and Achilles injuries. Ballard saw his most extensive action of training camp this week and should be close to 100 percent. He reportedly spelled Frank Gore with the first team. Ballard needs to prove he can stay healthy to secure a roster spot. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:38 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.82 (2636th)
  • Rex confirms the Bills plan to keep three QBs
    Bills coach Rex Ryan said there is a "high possibility" the Bills keep three quarterbacks.

    Advice: This is great news for E.J. Manuel, who is well behind Tyrod Taylor and Matt Cassel on the depth chart. The Bills' website reported the team feels "there's still some ceiling to be reached" for Manuel. That may be true, but it has to be concerning Manuel was easily beaten by two "talents" like Cassel and Taylor in camp. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:43 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2450th)
  • Corey Brown showing improved route running
    The Panthers' official website said WR Corey Brown "has improved his route-running and his understanding of the offense."

    Advice: Primarily a deep threat his rookie year, it would help Carolina if Brown could turn into a more complete receiver following the season-ending ACL injury to Kelvin Benjamin. Brown's only target in the preseason opener was a deep shot, but his usage in what is expected to be a start this week will be something to watch. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:14 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.02 (203rd)
  • Matt Cassel gets first-team reps Saturday
    Matt Cassel worked with the first-team offense in Saturday's practice.

    Advice: It appeared Tyrod Taylor had taken hold of the starting job after Cassel missed Thursday's preseason game, but the battle appears to still be going strong. This also could be a diversion technique from coach Rex Ryan, who said after Thursday's game he would not announce his starter until the last possible minute. Taylor remains the favorite to start Week 1. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:06 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.20 (2710th)
  • Fred Jackson (hamstring) returns to practice
    Fred Jackson (hamstring) returned to practice on Saturday.

    Advice: Jackson has been sidelined since early August with a hamstring issue. Jackson's return should be a big boost to the Bills' running back corps, which is missing LeSean McCoy (hamstring), Karlos Williams (illness), Bryce Brown (hamstring) and Boobie Dixon (calf). Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:24 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.55 (1824th)
  • Sam Bradford expected to play Saturday night
    Sam Bradford is expected to make his Eagles' debut on Saturday night.

    Advice: Bradford was held out of the preseason opener as a precaution, but he is expected to get his first game action since tearing his ACL last preseason. The sky is the limit for Bradford in Chip Kelly's offense as long as he can stay on the field. He is a low-risk upside pick at QB15 in terms of ADP. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:23 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    36.66 (25th)
  • Freeman and Coleman 'getting close'
    Falcons coach Dan Quinn said RBs Devonta Freeman (hamstring) and Tevin Coleman (hamstring) are "getting close" to returning.

    Advice: Both players returned to practice this week, but they were held out of the second preseason game. Barring any setbacks, both should get carries during the regular season dress rehearsal. With not much time left to separate themselves, Freeman and Coleman look poised to open the season as a running back by committee. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    24.84 (74th)
  • Bills expected to keep three quarterbacks
    The Bills are expected to keep three quarterbacks.

    Advice: Tyrod Taylor and Matt Cassel are Buffalo’s top two quarterbacks. The Bills reportedly feel "there’s still some ceiling to be reached" with E.J. Manuel and plan to carry him as their No. 3. Manuel has worked exclusively with the backups in two preseason games, completing 13-of-22 passes (59.1 percent) for 188 yards and two touchdowns. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:02 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2450th)
  • Cousins likely would've been Quinn's Jets QB
    The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta reports if the Jets had hired Dan Quinn as coach, they likely would have acquired Kirk Cousins to be their quarterback.

    Advice: That's because Quinn would've hired Kyle Shanahan as his OC with the Jets just like he did when he got the job with the Falcons. Per Mehta, Shanahan's plan didn't include Geno Smith, and Shanahan has an "affinity" for Cousins after he was the OC for the Redskins when Cousins was drafted. It's all moot now, but it's an interesting story nonetheless, especially after Smith's broken jaw. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:15 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.22 (2698th)
  • Tyrod Taylor time: Cassel sitting out vs. CLE
    Matt Cassel won't play in Thursday's preseason game against the Browns.

    Advice: It will be an extended showcase for Tyrod Taylor, whom the Bills desperately want to seize the No. 1 job. Of course, he'll be missing his top five running backs and top three receivers against a pretty good defense. E.J. Manuel should get some extended run in the absence of Cassel. The 2013 first-rounder could be auditioning for his roster spot. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:04 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.20 (2710th)
  • DeSean Jackson sitting out Thursday
    DeSean Jackson (shoulder) will sit out Thursday's preseason game against the Lions.

    Advice: D-Jax is nearing a return, and should be ready for next week's regular season dress rehearsal. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:54 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.27 (89th)
  • Matt Cassel 'much better' in camp than OTAs
    NFL Network's Albert Breer reports Matt Cassel has been "much better" in camp than he was in OTAs.

    Advice: Breer points toward Cassel's foot getting back to 100 percent as the reason. Nevertheless, Breer has also reported that Tyrod Taylor could lock up No. 1 duties with a strong performance against the Browns on Thursday. The Bills have been hinting for days that they want to hand the reins to Joe Flacco's longtime backup. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.20 (2710th)
  • Charcandrick West getting some 1st-team reps
    Chiefs second-year RB Charcandrick West mixed in with the first-team offense at Wednesday's training camp practice.

    Advice: Knile Davis hurt his knee in the preseason opener, while West shined with 87 total yards on nine touches. A SPARQ freak with off-the-chart measurables, West dominated at Abilene Christian before going undrafted and signing with the Chiefs. He spent most of his rookie season on the practice squad before getting the call-up in Week 11. Talent versus talent, West may be better than Davis. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:22 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.12 (2601st)
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