Gold Rush V The Double Relay (ID# 38877)
  • Nick O'Leary doesn't look like he belongs
    WKBW Buffalo's Joe Buscaglia believes sixth-round TE Nick O'Leary "would likely have been released by now" if he wasn't a draft pick.

    Advice: Per Buscaglia, O'Leary "could be confused with any of the undrafted free agents on the roster" at Bills camp. He's currently behind Charles Clay, MarQuies Gray, Matthew Mulligan, and Chris Gragg on the depth chart. Small, short armed, and slow, O'Leary might not even make it onto Buffalo's practice squad. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:51 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.35 (2565th)
  • Cowboys interested in RBs that get cut
    Cowboys VP Stephen Jones called running back "a position of interest" for Dallas once NFL teams turn in their final cuts.

    Advice: Joseph Randle's grip on Dallas' lead-back job appears to be fading, while the Cowboys should be fully aware of Darren McFadden's lengthy injury history. No. 3 back Lance Dunbar has spent three years in the NFL and never totaled more than 30 rushing attempts. The Cowboys missed out on running backs in the draft and could turn to the NFL waiver wire for increased depth. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:19 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    25.43 (67th)
  • Gresham ruled out for preseason finale
    Jermaine Gresham (hamstring) won’t play in Thursday’s preseason finale.

    Advice: Gresham will miss the entire preseason recovering from back surgery and a hamstring issue. With Troy Niklas also sidelined, Darren Fells is locked in as Arizona’s Week 1 starter. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.59 (1833rd)
  • Titans want red-zone role for Green-Beckham
    The Titans want to use Dorial Green-Beckham as a red-zone threat.

    Advice: "It’s something you try to simulate, but a lot of times you can’t guarantee the coverage you’re going to get," coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "So all we can do is try to prepare him in practice. When you get to the season, it’s about matchups." Green-Beckham was held out of last week's dress rehearsal with an ankle injury. He hasn't played with the first team during the preseason, but remains a high-upside late-round flyer. Green-Beckham will open the season behind Kendall Wright, Harry Douglas, and Hakeem Nicks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:01 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.50 (2546th)
  • Joseph Randle misses event for court date
    Joseph Randle was an unexpected absence from the Cowboys' kickoff luncheon on Wednesday because he had to be in Kansas "for a court appearance."

    Advice: Per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Randle's trip to Wichita "was not related" to a February incident where his ex-girlfriend alleged domestic violence, and was "likely" due to "either a family law case, or a misdemeanor charge." The Cowboys told reporters Randle's absence Wednesday was "for personal reasons." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:46 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    25.43 (67th)
  • Ka’Deem Carey not lock for final roster
    The Chicago Tribune doesn’t consider Ka’Deem Carey a lock for the 53-man roster.

    Advice: Carey has been playing behind Jacquizz Rodgers and Jeremy Langford throughout the preseason. He isn’t guaranteed a spot as the No. 4 running back. Carey’s lack of special teams value is working against him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:38 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.18 (2631st)
  • Packers WR Janis 'hasn't won over' Rodgers
    Packers second-year WR Jeff Janis is behind rookie Ty Montgomery because Janis "hasn't fully won over his quarterback yet."

    Advice: Trust is critical between pass catchers and their quarterbacks. Aaron Rodgers apparently doesn't yet trust Janis enough for him to have a significant role in Green Bay's offense. "Jeff will have some great days and some days where mentally he's making too many mistakes," Rodgers said. "The talent and athleticism is there. We just need to see from all those guys battling for those two spots just some more consistency." Janis has a higher ceiling than Montgomery, but needs to start climbing the depth chart to make any 2015 fantasy noise. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:37 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.65 (2411th)
  • Ty Montgomery favorite for 3rd receiver job
    Third-round pick Ty Montgomery is still considered to have the "upper hand" for Green Bay's No. 3 receiver job.

    Advice: Playing outside at Z receiver, Montgomery is coming off a third preseason game where he posted a 2-71 receiving line working in three-wide sets alongside Randall Cobb and Davante Adams. Montgomery is very clearly ahead of Jeff Janis, who "hasn't fully won over" Aaron Rodgers. Montgomery is a worthy late-round flyer in re-draft leagues, with an up arrow on his Dynasty value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:33 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.41 (179th)
  • Blake Bortles improved mechanics in offseason
    ESPN Jaguars reporter Michael DiRocco attributes Blake Bortles’s strong preseason to improved mechanics.

    Advice: Bortles had major accuracy and pocket-presence issues as a rookie, throwing 17 INTs and taking a league-high 55 sacks. His improved footwork has led to a 65 percent completion rate and only two sacks in three preseason games. A second-year leap from Bortles would be an upgrade for Allen Robinson and T.J. Yeldon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:29 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    34.31 (39th)
  • Brees has 'comfort level' with WR Coleman
    Drew Brees said he has "a great comfort level" with Brandon Coleman.

    Advice: Coleman started the third preseason game over Marques Colston, relegating Colston to the slot in three-wide sets. Coleman's exact role in the Saints' offense remains to be seen. He has just one catch for 27 yards this preseason. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.72 (166th)
  • Dolphins coach high on TE Dion Sims
    Coach Joe Philbin views Dion Sims as a starting-caliber tight end.

    Advice: "He can do a lot of different jobs; is coming along nicely," Philbin said. Jordan Cameron remains the No. 1 tight end, but could lose work to Sims on run downs. Coming off his disappointing 2014, Cameron has done nothing this preseason, catching two passes for six yards. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:32 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.66 (1827th)
  • NFLPA files grievance on Thompson's behalf
    The NFLPA has filed a grievance on behalf of free agent TE Taylor Thompson.

    Advice: Thompson was cut by the Titans back in June, but he claimed he was hurt and the Titans failed to release him with an injury settlement, as they believed he was healthy. Thompson now needs knee surgery, and the NFLPA is backing him. Thompson suspected back in June that he needed microfracture knee surgery. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:28 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1872nd)
  • Victor Cruz 'very much in doubt' for Week 1
    ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano confirmed Victor Cruz (calf, knee) is "very much in doubt" to play in Week 1.

    Advice: Cruz admitted Tuesday that his availability is in question, and at this point we'd bet against him suiting up Week 1 at Dallas. Rueben Randle would handle No. 2 duties behind Odell Beckham, with Preston Parker in the slot. Cruz has no timetable for return. He's an unlikely fantasy contributor in 2015. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:07 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.77 (139th)
  • Panthers sign QB Anderson to 2-year extension
    Panthers signed QB Derek Anderson to a two-year, $5 million extension through 2017.

    Advice: Anderson, 32, made two starts for the Panthers last season, leading the team to a 2-0 record while Cam Newton was hurt. Across those two starts and parts of three other games, Anderson completed 65-of-97 passes (67 percent) for 701 yards and a 5:0 TD:INT ratio. He's one of the better backups with a rocket arm. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:08 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.41 (2688th)
  • Bills concerned McCoy won't be ready Week 1
    Coach Rex Ryan expressed some doubt whether LeSean McCoy (hamstring) will be ready Week 1.

    Advice: "I hope," Ryan said. "If not then the next man has to step up. So we will see. If he is not ready to go, he won’t be in there." According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, McCoy is dealing with a "small tear" in the hamstring and "it tore in a spot where it couldn't have been any better." McCoy has done next to nothing at practice the past two weeks, as he's only able to perform light footwork, agility, and cardio. If McCoy can't suit up Week 1, it'll be Karlos Williams, Bryce Brown, and Anthony Dixon, though Williams is recovering from an injury of his own. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    39.44 (28th)
  • Bears acquire rookie TE Lee from Texans
    Bears acquired TE Khari Lee from the Texans in exchange for a 2017 sixth-round pick.

    Advice: Lee was an All-American at D-2 Bowie State and signed with the Texans as an undrafted free agent. He didn't impress at his Pro Day, however, displaying subpar athleticism with a 5.05 forty and 9-foot-7 broad jump. Lee caught 5-of-6 preseason targets for 71 scoreless yards. The Bears like him as an inline blocker. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:44 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1937th)
  • E.J. Manuel expected to beat out Matt Cassel
    E.J. Manuel is expected to open the season as the Bills' No. 2 quarterback.

    Advice: He's earned it with a phenomenal preseason. Manuel has completed 20-of-30 passes (66.7 percent) for 358 yards (11.9 YPA) and a 4:0 TD:INT ratio. GM Doug Whaley still "strongly supports" Manuel, whom Whaley picked 16th overall in 2013. Matt Cassel is expected to be released by Saturday afternoon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:58 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2455th)
  • Packers expected to add a veteran receiver
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Tom Silverstein expects the Packers to sign a veteran receiver.

    Advice: Silverstein mentions three ex-Packers: free agent WR Jarrett Boykin -- who was released by the Panthers on Tuesday -- Giants WR James Jones, and Lions WR Jeremy Ross. Boykin caught just three passes for Green Bay in 2014. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:39 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2173rd)
  • Matt Jones to have offensive role as rookie
    The Redskins envision Alfred Morris and Matt Jones as a "physical tandem" in the backfield.

    Advice: Jones has cut up the preseason, averaging 6.95 YPC on 20 carries. He hits the hole with such explosiveness as a powerful downhill runner that the Redskins have been forced to give him back-to-back rest days to open up practice this week. Jones hasn't passed Morris on the depth chart, but the Redskins will use him plenty this year, giving him some standalone value as an RB4. If Morris were to get hurt, Jones would come into play as a high-end RB2. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.87 (227th)
  • Report: Bills discussing cutting Matt Cassel
    WGR 550 Buffalo's Sal Cappacio reports the Bills are "having internal debate" on whether or not to release QB Matt Cassel.

    Advice: Cassel has had an up-and-down six months in Buffalo, going from struggling badly to having a so-so training camp and preseason. Meanwhile, Tyrod Taylor has lit Buffalo on fire with his legs and earned the starting job. E.J. Manuel has performed in the preseason with a 146.9 passer rating, giving him the edge over Cassel. Releasing Cassel would save the Bills $4.75 million against the cap. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:54 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.20 (2713th)
  • DeMarco Murray to only get 225-250 carries?
    The Philadelphia Inquirer "guesses" that DeMarco Murray will finish the season with "225-250 carries."

    Advice: Beat writer Jeff McLane estimates Ryan Mathews at "100-125," and Darren Sproles at 50. At the high end of McLane's projections, Eagles backs would combine to finish the season at 425 carries, one year after LeSean McCoy, Chris Polk, and Sproles combined for 415. It's a reasonable projection, but the Eagles are very likely to run more this season than they did in 2014. While it's quite clear Murray won't approach last year's workload in Dallas, he is the obvious lead back in Philadelphia and should still exceed 300 touches if he stays healthy. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:32 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    31.70 (30th)
  • Joseph Randle to see 10-15 carries per game?
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram suggests Joseph Randle may open the season handling 10-15 carries per game "with (Darren) McFadden slightly below that."

    Advice: "At the end of the day, we’re both going to get carries however they decide to play it out," said McFadden. Both backs seem resigned to the fact that the Cowboys are committed to a running back by committee. Beat writer Drew Davison confirms none of Dallas' backs "has done enough to separate themselves from the pack." McFadden is shaping up as a dicey flex play to begin the year, while Randle will be toward the back end of RB2s. Lance Dunbar will eat into both players' production in the passing game, further muddying the situation. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:57 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    25.43 (67th)
  • Brady decision coming by 'end of the week'
    Federal judge Richard Berman expects a ruling in the Tom Brady case by the "end of the week."

    Advice: A decision was tentatively expected to come down on Tuesday, but that isn't happening. Berman could be giving the sides more time to reach a settlement, but it's reportedly unlikely. Thankfully the melodramatic food fight will be over before Week 1. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:45 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2493rd)
  • Antonio Brown restructures contract
    Antonio Brown has restructured his contract.

    Advice: As have Heath Miller and Shaun Suisham, clearing $6 million in cap space for the ever-needy Steelers. Brown has agreed to convert $2 million of his $8.25 million 2016 salary into a signing bonus that can be prorated over the next two years. Looking ahead, Brown might seriously consider a holdout next summer if the Steelers don't extend his team-friendly deal heading into his walk year. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:58 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    39.40 (7th)
  • Cruz less certain he will play in Week 1
    Victor Cruz (calf) is no longer certain he will play in Week 1.

    Advice: He's sitting out Thursday's preseason finale. "Nothing’s been set in stone in terms of playing that first week or not playing that first week," Cruz said. "I’m still excited for Week 1. That’s still the goal. That’s still the plan in my opinion." Cruz has been sidelined by a "minor" calf strain since mid-August and is not expected to practice this week. Cruz was already a risky fantasy bet coming off a devastating knee injury. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:25 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.77 (139th)
  • Vikings waive/injure QB Mike Kafka
    Vikings waived/injured QB Mike Kafka.

    Advice: He will revert to injured reserve once he passes through waivers. Depending on the severity of the injury, Kafka could be released with an injury settlement. This transaction gets the Vikings down to 75 players. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:52 am
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2498th)
  • Panthers release WR Jarrett Boykin
    Panthers released WR Jarrett Boykin.

    Advice: The acquisition of Kevin Norwood from Seattle on Monday likely sealed his fate. Boykin caught 49 passes with the Packers in 2013 but has struggled to find playing time since. Being cut by a receiver-needy team like the Panthers is not a great sign for his NFL future. Carolina also cut S Robert Lester. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:49 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2173rd)
  • Signs pointing to Stevan Ridley on PUP list
    Jets coach Todd Bowles hinted that RB Stevan Ridley (knee) will begin the season on the reserve/PUP list.

    Advice: "We have some quality running backs right now, and they’re all playing good," Bowles said, "so Ridley can take his time and get healthy." Ridley opening the season on the PUP should open a roster spot for Zac Stacy. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:54 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2108th)
  • Chris Ivory the 'unquestioned starter'
    The New York Post said Jets RB Chris Ivory is the "unquestioned starter."

    Advice: Ivory's preseason usage has told the same story. He has dominated carries with the first-team offense, ceding just third-down work to Bilal Powell. With Stevan Ridley (knee) likely headed to the reserve/PUP and Zac Stacy not a real threat, Ivory is a great bet to surpass the 198 carries he saw last season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:55 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    29.89 (56th)
  • Victor Cruz (calf) says Giants being cautious
    Victor Cruz said the Giants are just being cautious with his strained calf.

    Advice: Cruz said the swelling has gone down. It would be a surprise if Cruz played in the final preseason game, but it sounds like he could be ready for Week 1. Coming off a devastating knee injury and now a preseason calf concern, Cruz is a risky bet to contribute this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.77 (139th)
  • Rapoport expects Bills to cut a quarterback
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport expects the Bills to cut a quarterback after naming Tyrod Taylor their starter.

    Advice: Coach Rex Ryan has said the team would probably keep three quarterbacks, but he has been anything but forthcoming about his quarterbacks during the last month. E.J. Manuel seems like the obvious choice if Buffalo decides to release someone, but Matt Cassel's $4.75 million cap charge could earn him the boot. The Bills would get all of that $4.75 million off the cap by releasing Cassel. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:15 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.20 (2713th)
  • Settlement talks go nowhere on Monday
    Tom Brady and the NFL failed to reach a settlement Monday in their dispute over Brady's four-game suspension.

    Advice: The talks went nowhere and the hearing was over quickly. Fox Sports' Mike Garafolo reports a decision from U.S. District Judge Richard Berman is expected tomorrow or Wednesday. We are finally nearing the end of this ridiculous saga. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:22 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2493rd)
  • Report: Cowboys RBBC approach 'not a bluff'
    According to Yahoo's Charles Robinson, the Cowboys' plan to use an RBBC backfield is "not a bluff," and the rotation will be a "committee in the purest NFL form."

    Advice: Per Robinson, "the Cowboys are adamant that their elite offensive line can be the glue that elevates a collection of parts into a greater whole." In other words, the Cowboys are banking on their O-Line and less on the talent of their backfield, which is questionable to be kind with Joe Randle, Darren McFadden, and Lance Dunbar vying for work. Had Saturday night's preseason game been a regular season one, Robinson believes the Cowboys "would have ridden McFadden's hot hand," despite Randle starting the game. Robinson guesses none of the Cowboys' backs will rush for more than 850 yards this season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:23 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    25.43 (67th)
  • Brandon Coleman catches 27-yard pass
    Brandon Coleman caught one pass for 27 yards in the Saints' third preseason game.

    Advice: Coleman ran with the Saints' first-team offense in two-wide sets, playing ahead of Marques Colston, who entered for three-wide packages at slot receiver. Coleman's lowlight was a drop on a pass from Luke McCown. His highlight was a 27-yard second-quarter gain on a deep crosser. Coleman is a legitimate threat to Colston's playing time, but his snap share remains somewhat unclear, and Coleman's lack of preseason production is a slight concern. He has one catch on four targets through three exhibition games. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:30 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.72 (166th)
  • Giants don't expect Cruz to practice this wk
    Giants coach Tom Coughlin does not expect Victor Cruz (calf) to practice this week.

    Advice: The Giants insist the injuries aren't related, but Cruz is coming back from a torn patellar tendon, an injury that frequently leads to "compensation" injuries in other areas of the body. Cruz has no known timetable for return. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:50 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.77 (139th)
  • Boykin competing with Bersin for last spot
    Panthers beat writer Joseph Person doesn't think WR Jarrett Boykin will make the 53-man roster.

    Advice: He expects the Panthers to keep five wideouts with Boykin as the odd man out. Person said Boykin has put pressure on Brenton Bersin for the last spot but the coaches "seem to prefer" Bersin. Boykin has logged nine catches for 93 yards this preseason. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:43 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2173rd)
  • Jeff Janis impresses in expanded role
    Jeff Janis had three catches for 72 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' third preseason game.

    Advice: Janis was behind Ty Montgomery in three-wide sets, but saw an expanded role after Randall Cobb went down. The Packers played Janis deep into the second half, with his touchdown coming on a 27-yard pass from Matt Blanchard. Cobb's shoulder injury has potential to create an opportunity for Janis. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:50 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.65 (2411th)
  • Ty Montgomery impresses in third preseason game
    Ty Montgomery caught two passes for 71 yards in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: Montgomery started over Jeff Janis in three-wide sets. He played into the third quarter, but made a 52-yard catch against the Eagles first-team defense. With Randall Cobb leaving early with a shoulder injury, there's potential for Montgomery to have a big early-season role. Montgomery has four catches for 99 yards through three preseason games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:36 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.41 (179th)
  • Chris Ivory pounds the rock for 38 yards
    Chris Ivory picked up 38 yards on six rushes in Saturday’s preseason win over the Giants.

    Advice: Not a bad day at the office. Ivory did almost all of his damage on the opening drive, burning the G-Men for 35 yards on five touches. The Giants couldn’t get off their blocks fast enough and Ivory made them pay. Ivory remains a non-factor in the passing game but he’s gained enough momentum this preseason to warrant mid-round consideration. He’s certainly going to be the Jets’ preferred option on the goal line this season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:16 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    29.89 (56th)
  • Matt Jones sees field after Chris Thompson
    Matt Jones rushed seven times for 57 yards in the Redskins' third preseason game.

    Advice: He added one catch for 17 yards. Jones had much more success against the second-team defense than Alfred Morris had against the first, but he ran clearly behind Alf in this game and saw the field after Chris Thompson as well. Jones has the talent to put pressure on Morris, but he has not climbed him on the depth chart yet. Jones has 139 yards on 20 carries (6.95 YPC) this preseason. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:14 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.87 (227th)
  • DeMarco Murray plays one quarter vs Packers
    DeMarco Murray had six carries for 28 yards in Saturday's third preseason game.

    Advice: Murray lost some first-team work to Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles, who scored the Eagles first touchdown. He remains the clear starter, but won't come close to 449 touches he saw last year. Murray has appeared in just two preseason games, rushing for 45 yards on 11 carries (4.0 YPC) and one touchdown. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:40 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    31.70 (30th)
  • Joseph Randle starts third preseason game
    Joseph Randle started the Cowboys' third preseason game, rushing six times for 15 yards.

    Advice: He added an eight-yard reception. Randle got the ball on four of Dallas' first six plays, and carried the mail for the majority of the first quarter. As expected, Lance Dunbar operated as his change-of-pace back. Darren McFadden got some work with the first-team offense, but not until Dallas' fourth series. Randle is clearly going to get the first shot on early downs as the Cowboys begin the tall task of replacing DeMarco Murray, but he's a boom-or-bust RB2 in a crowded backfield. He finishes the preseason with 13 carries for 45 yards (3.46 YPC). Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:26 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    25.43 (67th)
  • 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 Saturday, 2:44 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.20 (2713th)
  • Antonio Brown only plays one series
    Antonio Brown was held without a catch in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: The Steelers only played Brown for one series. He'll likely be rested for the preseason finale. Brown should be drafted as a top-three wideout. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:35 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    39.40 (7th)
  • E.J. Manuel looks good in preseason start
    E.J. Manuel completed 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 Saturday, 2:02 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2455th)
  • Dorial Green-Beckham doesn't see snaps
    Dorial Green-Beckham didn’t play any snaps in the Titans third preseason game.

    Advice: Green-Beckham was active after missing time with an ankle injury, but didn’t see the field. Coach Ken Whisenhunt views Green-Beckham as a work in progress, limiting his chances of making an early-season impact. The Titans slowplayed Bishop Sankey for 29-year-old Shonn Greene last year, and appear to be doing the same with DGB. Harry Douglas and a broken-down Hakeem Nicks are expected to open the year opposite Kendall Wright. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:39 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.50 (2546th)
  • Blake Bortles continues solid preseason
    Blake Bortles completed 20-of-29 passes for 245 yards and a touchdown in Jacksonville's third preseason game.

    Advice: He added four carries for 38 yards. Bortles made some nice throws to Allen Hurns, including a 13-yard play-action touchdown. He would have had another touchdown, but Allen Robinson dropped a pass in the end zone. Bortles has put together a solid preseason, competing 39-of-60 passes for 461 yards and a touchdown through three games. Bortles has potential as a streaming option in redraft leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:42 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    34.31 (39th)
  • Tom Brady throws 2 INTs in preseason game
    Tom Brady completed 7-of-13 passes for 84 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Patriots' third preseason game.

    Advice: Starting the game and playing 27 snaps, Brady got sacked to end New England's first possession and gained nine years apiece on a pair of scrambles, taking another blow at the end of the second. The first of Brady's interceptions was really a lost fumble by Aaron Dobson, which Peanut Tillman wrestled away. Brady rallied back to hit Scott Chandler for an 18-yard touchdown on a fade pass. He was replaced by Jimmy Garoppolo on the Patriots' first second-half drive. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:33 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2493rd)
  • 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 Friday, 2:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2455th)
  • Ivory had best camp, 'primed for career year'
    ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini believes Chris Ivory is "primed for a career year."

    Advice: Cimini says 27-year-old Ivory has had his best camp in three years with the Jets and has clearly worked on his pass-game chops. Ivory is the crystal-clear lead dog in the Jets' backfield and could see "about 20 touches per week" with 3-4 looks in the passing game. Not only is Ivory the favorite for early-down duties between the 20s, he also has a stranglehold on goal-line work. Deservedly, Ivory's ADP has soared three full rounds into the fifth since the start of August. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:38 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    29.89 (56th)
  • Cowboys still expected to use RBBC approach
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports no running back has separated himself at Cowboys camp, and the expectation is Dallas uses a committee approach.

    Advice: All three of Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden, and Lance Dunbar bring something different to the table. Randle and McFadden rely on quickness and speed, while Dunbar probably has the clearest path to an actual cemented role on offense as a "perfect fit" for the change-of-pace job. Randle is still the favorite to open the season as lead dog, but the Cowboys may rotate these guys in and out. Randle continues to have a far-too-rich-for-our-tastes third-round ADP. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:02 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    25.43 (67th)
  • '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 (2455th)
  • Victor Cruz (calf) sitting out on Saturday
    Victor Cruz (calf) will miss Saturday's preseason game against the Jets.

    Advice: It means Cruz will miss the entire preseason. Coming back from a devastating knee injury, Cruz remains on track for Week 1. He's in the WR3 conversation. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:09 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.77 (139th)
  • Bills still 'optimistic' about Shady's status
    The Bills remain "cautiously optimistic" LeSean McCoy (hamstring) will be ready for Week 1.

    Advice: Coach Rex Ryan isn't prone to tall tales with injury updates, so it's a bit concerning he hasn't moved on to outright guaranteeing Shady will be ready for the opener against Indy in 17 days. McCoy's status should be updated multiple times over the next two weeks. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:45 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    39.44 (28th)
  • 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 (2455th)
  • Murray does not expect to rotate series
    DeMarco Murray said he does not expect to rotate series with Ryan Mathews.

    Advice: "I don't think it will be alternating series," Murray said. "But [Mathews] is a quality back, great guy, works extremely hard. I'm sure he'll get his fair share of touches. But I don't know how the rotation will be yet, we haven't touched on it." Murray started the second preseason game, but Mathews scored a touchdown on the first drive after subbing in for Murray. Murray scored a touchdown on the next possession. Murray will not see close to his workload from last season, but he should see enough touches to remain an RB1. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:10 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    31.70 (30th)
  • Rodgers 'not sure' whom 3rd receiver will be
    Aaron Rodgers "isn't quite sure" who will take over as the Packers' new third receiver.

    Advice: While beat writers seem convinced the job will go to rookie Ty Montgomery, Rodgers' uncertainty suggests the door is still open for vertical-stretching sophomore Jeff Janis. ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky confirms the No. 3 battle will come down to Janis and Montgomery only. Rodgers did acknowledge the need for an additional wideout to step up. "There's going to be some one-on-ones outside, and we look for matchups," Rodgers explained. "So that third guy could get the matchup and is going to need to produce." The Packers ran three-receiver formations on over 70 percent of their 2014 offensive plays. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:08 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.65 (2411th)
  • Ivory: I've been working more in passing game
    Chris Ivory says he's been doing a "lot more" in the passing game this summer.

    Advice: "We did the same stuff with the last coordinator, but the ball wasn't getting to me as much," Ivory said. "Now it's getting to me more. Now, I guess, people can see I can catch the ball." Coach Todd Bowles has been impressed with Ivory's camp. "I knew he was a good player, (but) I didn't know he was as fast as he was," Bowles said. "He's got very good feet. Chris has got very good quickness." Ivory is never going to be Darren Sproles, but even a tiny uptick in receptions could put him squarely on the RB2 radar. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    29.89 (56th)
  • Nick O'Leary isn't guaranteed roster spot
    Bills coach Rex Ryan admits sixth-round TE Nick O'Leary isn't guaranteed a roster spot.

    Advice: O'Leary was a star catching passes from Jameis Winston in college, but is no higher than No. 4 on the depth chart. O'Leary has severe athletic limitations, and isn't much of a run blocker. He could be a better fit for the practice squad than 53-man roster. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:00 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.35 (2565th)
  • Montgomery running as No. 3 receiver Tuesday
    Ty Montgomery was operating as the Packers' No. 3 receiver in Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: With the Packers in a three-wide set, Montgomery lined up opposite Davante Adams while Randall Cobb manned the slot. It confirms Montgomery is getting the first crack to replace Jordy Nelson over Jeff Janis. Although Janis is a favorite of the Twitter metrics crowd, the Packers believe he's too inconsistent for a bigger role on offense. Janis could theoretically still overtake Montgomery with strong performances in Green Bay's final two preseason games, but a third-round pick, Montgomery is getting the benefit of the doubt. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:48 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.41 (179th)
  • Victor Cruz confirms calf is the issue
    Victor Cruz confirmed he is dealing with inflammation in his calf.

    Advice: Cruz said he should be good to go by the season opener, but any missed time is concerning coming off a devastating knee injury. Coach Tom Coughlin said he would like to get Cruz involved in the third preseason game, but that appears unlikely. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:55 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.77 (139th)
  • Brady, Goodell scheduled for one more meeting
    Attorneys for the NFL and NFLPA are scheduled to meet with U.S. District Judge Richard Berman on August 31.

    Advice: Tom Brady and Roger Goodell will also be at the meeting. This will likely be the last time the parties meet with Judge Berman before he renders a decision on Brady's suspension. Both sides want a decision by September 4, one day before the suspension is scheduled to begin. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2493rd)
  • Janis too 'inconsistent' to be Packers WR3?
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel suggests second-year WR Jeff Janis has been too "inconsistent" to take over as the Packers' third receiver.

    Advice: Janis has flashed serious big-play ability through his first two NFL preseasons, but he did drop a pass in Sunday's second preseason game, and also fumbled away a punt. Beat writer Tom Silverstein acknowledges Janis "would be the ideal replacement" for Jordy Nelson from a body-type standpoint in three-receiver sets. We're still not ruling out Janis beating out Ty Montgomery. Both should get boatloads of preseason snaps from here on out. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:51 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.65 (2411th)
  • Ty Montgomery to become Packers No. 3 WR?
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel expects third-round pick Ty Montgomery to take over as the Packers' third receiver after Jordy Nelson's ACL tear.

    Advice: Jeff Janis replaced Jordy on the outside in Sunday's preseason game, but the Journal-Sentinel apparently believes Montgomery is ahead of Janis on the depth chart. Beat reporter Tom Silverstein writes he expects Janis to compete with Myles White and a host of others for the final few game-day roster spots. Janis vs. Montgomery should really be a camp battle for the rest of August and early September. Both should get a ton of snaps in the remaining exhibition games. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.41 (179th)
  • Whisenhunt: Green-Beckham a work in progress
    Coach Ken Whisenhunt indicated rookie Dorial Green-Beckham remains a work in progress entering the Titans' third preseason game.

    Advice: Green-Beckham has flashed big time on the field, ripping off a 32-yard gain in the Titans' preseason opener and catching four balls for 40 yards in the second exhibition week. Whisenhunt, however, noted that Green-Beckham cost the team a 37-yard gain with a miscue on Sunday night and says Green-Beckham is "still finding his way" and "has some catching up to do." Green-Beckham did run with the ones a bit on Sunday. He's climbing the ladder. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:24 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.50 (2546th)
  • Randle admits he is still in a competition
    Joseph Randle admitted there is still a battle for snaps in the Cowboys' backfield.

    Advice: Darren McFadden started the second preseason game, gaining just four yards on three attempts. Lance Dunbar worked with the first-team offense as the passing down back, catching two passes for three yards. Randle had the best night of the three, but he did not see his first carry until after Tony Romo left the field. The Cowboys could have been sending a message to Randle by limiting his first-team reps, but his usage against the 49ers suggests Randle's hold on the starting job is tenuous at best. He is a risky pick in the third round. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    25.43 (67th)
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