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  • Tyler Eifert listed as limited participant
    Tyler Eifert (ankle) was listed as a limited participant in Monday's practice.

    Advice: This is a theoretical injury report, not based on an actual practice. The Bengals will hold a practice on Tuesday and another one on Wednesday ahead of Thursday night's game against the Dolphins. Eifert will probably be a game-time decision. He's expected to be on a snap limit if he gets the green light. Rotoworld.com 47 minutes ago
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1804th)
     
  • Panthers discuss Benjamin's catch-less game
    Panthers OC Mike Shula blamed himself for Kelvin Benjamin's catch-less Week 3 against the Vikings.

    Advice: Benjamin was blanketed by Minnesota's elite defense, drawing just one target. He was not shadowed by Vikings top CB Xavier Rhodes. "Yeah, we’ve got to find a way to get him the ball more," said Shula. "That starts with me. But we’ve got to make sure we’re doing it in a way that we’re not just trying to force him the ball." The squeaky wheel may get greased this week in Atlanta. Rotoworld.com 49 minutes ago
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.68 (73rd)
     
  • Bills still 'wait and see' on Watkins playing
    Coach Rex Ryan said Monday he "can't say" whether Sammy Watkins (foot) will be ready for Week 4 at New England.

    Advice: Ryan said the Bills are still in "wait-and-see" mode regarding Watkins' playing availability week to week. The Bills will see how Watkins is feeling later in the week and make a decision thereafter. Watkins' injured foot was stepped on by a teammate last week. He may come down to a game-time decision. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:08 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2186th)
     
  • Dion Sims listed as limited participant
    Dion Sims (ankle) was listed as a limited participant in the Dolphins' Monday practice.

    Advice: Sims played almost every snap in Miami's Week 3 loss to Cleveland after Jordan Cameron went out with an early-game concussion. Sims' ankle injury likely isn't severe. He will be on the streamer radar for Week 4 against the Bengals. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:36 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    1.69 (2417th)
     
  • DeVante Parker back to full practice
    DeVante Parker (hamstring) was listed as a full participant in the Dolphins' Monday practice.

    Advice: Parker was "limited" each of the past two weeks, so this is a step in the right direction. He went for 106 yards in Week 2 and hit pay dirt in Week 3. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:35 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.53 (75th)
     
  • Delanie Walker expected back Thursday
    Titans coach Mike Mularkey expects Delanie Walker (hamstring) to resume practicing on Thursday.

    Advice: Walker was close to playing on Sunday, before being declared inactive. It sounds like the Titans expect him to be in the starting lineup against the Texans. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:23 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1888th)
     
  • Jets claim Austin Seferian-Jenkins on waivers
    Jets claimed TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins off waivers from the Bucs.

    Advice: Jets OC Chan Gailey has a reputation for "not using tight ends," but he also has a reputation for maximizing talent, which Seferian-Jenkins obviously has in spades despite all of his issues off the field. Seferian-Jenkins was popped for DUI last week, leading to his release from the Bucs. Picking him up is an extremely low-risk, high-upside maneuver by Jets GM Mike Maccagnan. Assuming Seferian-Jenkins is intent on continuing his football career, he should be able to earn a role in the offense by the middle of next month. ASJ still lacks re-draft value, but he remains a hold in Dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:17 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1897th)
     
  • John Fox: Jay Cutler (thumb) is 'day to day'
    Speaking Monday, coach John Fox called Jay Cutler (thumb) "day to day" ahead of the Bears' Week 4 date with the Lions.

    Advice: Fox is averse to giving legitimate injury updates, but Cutler was reportedly politicking to play last week and might have a chance to return sooner rather than later. We'll be monitoring his situation throughout the week. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:04 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2483rd)
     
  • Giants will use 'committee' to replace Vereen
    Coach Ben McAdoo said Monday the Giants will use a "committee" to replace Shane Vereen (torn triceps).

    Advice: Early-down grinder Orleans Darkwa and passing-game specialist Bobby Rainey are expected to see the biggest bumps in playing time, at least until Rashad Jennings (thumb) comes back. Rookie Paul Perkins has been strictly a special teamer. Darkwa is expected to start against the Vikings in Week 4 if Jennings isn't ready. The Giants have a brutal forthcoming schedule from a run-defense standpoint (@ MIN, @ GB, vs. BAL, vs. LAR, vs. PHI, vs. CIN). Rotoworld.com Today, 12:43 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    4.45 (1945th)
     
  • Shane Vereen could return late this year?
    Shane Vereen (torn triceps) could return later this season if the Giants designate him their I.R./return player.

    Advice: This is the case for any player designated as I.R./return. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo insists Vereen's season isn't necessarily over, although he's certain to miss at least two months. Vereen can be dropped in all re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:39 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.54 (44th)
     
  • Marvin Lewis on Eifert (ankle): 'He's close'
    Bengals coach Marvin Lewis believes Tyler Eifert (ankle) is "close" to returning.

    Advice: Eifert got in some limited practices last week, suggesting he could indeed be ready for Thursday's game against the Dolphins. Lewis has already said Eifert will probably be on a snap count as he first comes back. Eifert will be a touchdown-dependent, low-end TE1 if he suits up for Thursday Night Football. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:20 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1804th)
     
  • Cardinals' Floyd in the concussion protocol
    Michael Floyd is in the league's concussion protocol.

    Advice: Floyd was evaluated and cleared on Sunday, but had a headache on Monday. It's bad news for a player off to a slow start. Floyd's status will be updated no later than Wednesday, when the Cardinals issue their first Week 4 injury report. An absence against the Rams would create a big opening for John Brown, who is off to a shaky start after concussion issues of his own. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:19 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    8.05 (107th)
     
  • Kelly hints Kap could start at full health
    Speaking Monday, 49ers coach Chip Kelly hinted Colin Kaepernick could become the team's starter once he's back to full health.

    Advice: "I don’t think he’s 100 percent right now so that’s why he’s our No. 2," Kelly said. Kelly hinted change could come once Kap is "full-go." Blaine Gabbert has predictably been setting the quarterback position back decades as Kelly's starter. He's averaging 177 passing yards and has four total touchdowns. His rate stats are abysmal. Kap's game was in full-on collapse last season, but he deserves a shot to be a dual-threat in Kelly's run-heavy offense. It's starting to look like a matter of when, not if, Kap gets a chance to supplant Gabbert. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:13 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    1.09 (2690th)
     
  • Hue Jax confirms Kessler will keep starting
    Browns coach Hue Jackson confirmed Cody Kessler will remain the team's starter going forward.

    Advice: It's not surprising, as Kessler doesn't have any legitimate competition. Kessler lost Week 3 snaps to Terrelle Pryor, but Pryor has proven he's not a viable starter. He's a gadget player who will be mixed in for certain plays and packages. Kessler was surprisingly competent against the Dolphins, but is going to struggle for QB2 value most weeks. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:58 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    14.03 (67th)
     
  • 'Optimism' Rashad Jennings returns this week
    NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports there is "optimism" Rashad Jennings (thumb) returns for Week 4.

    Advice: There's optimism and urgency, as the Giants' unsettled backfield has lost Shane Vereen (triceps) for the season. Jennings was a surprising scratch on Sunday, so we'd still consider his status far from certain. He's unsure of his ability to contribute in the passing game, something that will be even more of a necessity with Vereen out. The Giants will issue their first injury report on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:30 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2360th)
     
  • Report: Langford escapes with sprained ankle
    NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Jeremy Langford has been diagnosed with a sprained ankle.

    Advice: There were worries Langford could be dealing with an Achilles' issue after he was carted off Sunday evening, but he's dealing with merely a sprain. It's still likely of the "high" variety, and to cost Langford multiple games. Langford's absence is going to create an opening for rookie Jordan Howard to burst through. Howard needs to be added in all formats. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:49 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.97 (64th)
     
  • McAdoo: We'll evaluate Jennings all week
    Giants coach Ben McAdoo said Rashad Jennings (thumb) will be "evaluated throughout the week."

    Advice: Spoiler alert. Every injured player is evaluated throughout the week. The problem is Jennings' ability to contribute in the passing game, something that won't be magically cleared up after only one absence. There's likely renewed urgency to get Jennings back on the field, however, with the news that Shane Vereen is done for the season. The Giants don't have to issue an injury report until Thursday because they're playing on Monday Night Football. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:31 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2360th)
     
  • Reid: 'Chance' Jamaal Charles back for Week 4
    Speaking Monday, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said "there's a chance" Jamaal Charles (knee) returns for Week 4.

    Advice: It's basically what Reid's been saying for weeks. We'd bet on Charles missing his fourth straight game, and for Spencer Ware to once again carry the mail in Kansas City's backfield. Charles' status will be updated no later than Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:22 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.73 (137th)
     
  • Shane Vereen out for season w/triceps injury
    Shane Vereen will miss the rest of the season with a triceps injury.

    Advice: This is a shocking development after Vereen played over half the snaps and saw 13 touches Week 3 against the Redskins. It is unclear when the injury occurred. With Vereen out and Rashad Jennings (thumb) questionable, Orleans Darkwa is a must-add in every league. Bobby Rainey and rookie Paul Perkins deserve looks as well in deeper formats. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:11 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.54 (44th)
     
  • Pete Carroll confirms Wilson has MCL sprain
    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed Russell Wilson has an MCL sprain.

    Advice: Carroll said Wilson "feels great" and is recovering well, but he will wear a brace if he plays this week. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday night Wilson expected to play this week against the Jets, and the confirmation of a sprain suggests that is still the plan. Still, Wilson's mobility was hindered even before this injury, and he has not proven to be a quality fantasy asset while hurt. He will be difficult to trust even in a good matchup. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:39 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    24.00 (1st)
     
  • Eagles will use RBBC even if Mathews healthy
    Eagles coach Doug Pederson said the team will continue to use a backfield rotation even when Ryan Mathews (ankle) is healthy.

    Advice: Pederson confirmed Mathews is dealing with stiffness and swelling in the ankle he injured prior to training camp. He should be able to recover over the team's Week 4 bye, but he is looking at a timeshare with at least Darren Sproles and likely rookie Wendell Smallwood as well. Mathews is shaping up as a touchdown-dependent FLEX play at best. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:09 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.55 (87th)
     
  • Pederson: Ertz (ribs) expected back Week 5
    Eagles coach Doug Pederson expects Zach Ertz (ribs) to play following the team's Week 4 bye.

    Advice: Pederson also expects CB Leodis McKelvin to return. Dealing with a displaced rib, Ertz will have to gain full medical clearance before he can return, but he has the bye week to get fully healthy before the trip to Detroit. He will be a great option in that matchup. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:06 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1805th)
     
  • Arian Foster not expected to play Thursday
    Coach Adam Gase suggested Arian Foster (groin) is not going to play Thursday night against the Bengals.

    Advice: "We're going to make sure he's at the right place for us," Gase said. It was never likely Foster would return on a short week, but he could make it back for the Dolphins' Week 5 clash with the Titans. Miami will again turn to an underwhelming committee featuring Kenyan Drake, Jay Ajayi, Damien Williams, and Isaiah Pead. This is a situation to avoid. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:26 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2355th)
     
  • Ryan Mathews' ankle 'stiffened' on Sunday
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Ryan Mathews' ankle "stiffened" Week 3 against the Steelers.

    Advice: It explains why he played just eight snaps in the blowout win. Mathews has been dealing with an ankle injury since training camp, but he has not been on the injury report. He will get the bye week to heal up before facing the Lions in Week 5. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:57 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.55 (87th)
     
  • Jennings sat because of pass-game concerns
    Rashad Jennings (thumb) said he sat out Week 3 against the Redskins because of concerns about his ability to contribute in the passing game.

    Advice: Jennings said he has no problem holding the ball in his right hand when rushing, but the thumb injury does affect his ability to catch and pass protect. Jennings said he is "going to do everything I possibly can" to be ready for Monday night's matchup with the Vikings, but it would not be surprising if he sat out again. Orleans Darkwa and Shane Vereen split work with Jennings sidelined. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:20 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2360th)
     
  • Ryan Mathews plays just 8 snaps Week 3
    Ryan Mathews played just 8-of-65 snaps Week 3 against the Steelers.

    Advice: That was less than Darren Sproles (24), Wendell Smallwood (24), and Kenjon Barner (12). Mathews has not been listed on the injury report, but he was clearly well below 100 percent. He will try to heal up over the bye week. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:48 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.55 (87th)
     
  • Kenyan Drake leads backfield in snaps
    Kenyan Drake played 27-of-67 snaps in the Dolphins' Week 3 win over the Browns.

    Advice: Drake led the backfield in snaps, but it was not a convincing win. Jay Ajayi played 18 snaps, Isaiah Pead saw 13, and Damien Williams was in on 11. Even with Arian Foster likely to sit again on a short week, the Dolphins' backfield is a situation to avoid. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:44 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.78 (128th)
     
  • Le'Veon Bell (suspended) set to return Week 4
    Le'Veon Bell's three-game suspension has ended.

    Advice: Bell will rejoin the team this week and should start on Sunday night against the Chiefs. He's said his knee is 100 percent. DeAngelo Williams played well while Bell was suspended, but Bell will return to a massive workload as the clear lead back. He is a locked-in RB1 moving forward. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:57 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2363rd)
     
  • PFT: No concerns about Cam Newton's ankle
    Pro Football Talk reports Cam Newton (ankle) "feels good" and is "ready to go."

    Advice: Newton appeared to tweak his ankle in the Week 3 loss to the Vikings, but it does not look like it will be a concern moving forward. The real concern is the number of hits Newton has taken through three weeks behind a shaky offensive line, but the unit should have a much better day with the inept Falcons' pass rush next up on the schedule. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:37 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    21.85 (3rd)
     
  • Zach Ertz (ribs) expects to be back Week 5
    Zach Ertz (ribs) said he expects to be back Week 5.

    Advice: Ertz has a displaced rib which could cause internal damage if not fully healed before he returns. He has yet to be cleared by doctors, but he has the bye week to get healthy. Trey Burton will get a good matchup against the Lions if Ertz is unable to play following the off week. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:16 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1805th)
     
  • Dez Bryant (knee) undergoing MRI on Monday
    Dez Bryant will undergo an MRI on his knee Monday.

    Advice: Bryant scored in the fourth quarter of Sunday evening's Bears shellacking, but evidently tweaked something. X-rays came back negative, but the Cowboys were compelled to do further testing. For what it's worth, owner Jerry Jones said he's "fine with it," but clearly nothing can be ruled out until the MRI results come back. We'll learn Bryant's status some time on Monday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:10 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.81 (58th)
     
  • Dez posts 3/40/1 line on Sunday night
    Dez Bryant caught 3-of-6 targets for 40 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' Week 3 win over Chicago.

    Advice: Bryant briefly exited with a knee injury on the opening drive. He stayed in the game, but was noticeably limited. Bryant managed to save his night with a 17-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, but his lack of yards in two of three games is concerning. Bryant is a must-start against the 49ers' secondary in Week 4. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:10 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.81 (58th)
     
  • Alfred Morris vultures TD for second week
    Alfred Morris had five carries for 15 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 against Chicago.

    Advice: He was the clear No. 2 back despite Ezekiel Elliott’s fumbles last week. Morris vultured a three-yard touchdown at the end of the first half, but was otherwise quiet. He remains just a handcuff. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:08 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    3.53 (2478th)
     
  • Jeremy Langford carted off in second half
    Jeremy Langford was carted off with an ankle injury in Week 3 against Dallas.

    Advice: He's done for the night. Langford had 46 total yards on five touches before exiting. He was already losing work to Jordan Howard, and is now potentially dealing with a multi-week injury. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:41 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.97 (64th)
     
  • Report: Russell Wilson expects to play Week 4
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Russell Wilson (knee, ankle) is "expecting to play" Week 4 against the Jets.

    Advice: Wilson is really banged up -- battling a high-ankle sprain in his right leg and a reported sprained MCL in his left -- but early word is he's going to give it a go next Sunday. It's obviously way early to assume these things, and we should know more after his MRI on Monday. Consider him day to day for now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:28 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    24.00 (1st)
     
  • Ryan Mathews goes missing in Week 3
    Ryan Mathews lost five yards on two rushes Sunday in the Eagles' Week 3 win over the Steelers.

    Advice: Mathews didn’t play a snap after the first quarter as his backfield mates took turns embarrassing Pittsburgh in a lopsided victory. The Eagles haven’t explained his absence, though we’re guessing it’s related to an ankle issue he’s been dealing with since training camp. Mathews has averaged just 3.15 yards per carry this year, though he's managed to stay relevant in fantasy with a trio of goal-line touchdowns. He has the bye week to heal up before the Eagles head to Detroit in Week 5. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:22 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.55 (87th)
     
  • Seahawks believe Wilson has a sprained MCL
    MMQB's Albert Breer reports the Seahawks believe Russell Wilson has a sprained MCL in his left knee.

    Advice: It's perhaps more notable that both coach Pete Carroll and Wilson himself expressed confidence after Sunday's win that Wilson will be able to play in Week 4 against the Jets. NBC's Mike Florio reported Wilson will undergo an MRI on Sunday night to determine the full extent of the damage. Wilson insisted he "doesn't think the knee injury is as serious as it looked." Wilson is also dealing with a high ankle sprain on his right leg. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:51 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    24.00 (1st)
     
  • Carroll confirms knee sprain for Russ Wilson
    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed after Sunday's win that Russell Wilson has a sprained knee.

    Advice: The left leg injury originally appeared to be to Wilson's ankle, but it turned out to be to Wilson's knee, on which a brace was placed by trainers on the sideline. The fact that Wilson kept his helmet on and was lobbying to reenter on Sunday suggests he fully intends to play in Week 4 against the Jets. "Most likely he's going to be fine," coach Pete Carroll conceded. "Because that's just how he operates." On the off chance Wilson can't get clearance, UDFA Trevone Boykin would make the start. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:35 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    24.00 (1st)
     
  • Orleans Darkwa goes 10/53/1 versus WSH
    Orleans Darkwa rushed 10 times for 53 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' Week 3 loss to the Redskins.

    Advice: He added a nine-yard reception. True to the pre-game speculation, Darkwa split touches with Shane Vereen, though Vereen played 14 more snaps. Vereen put the ball on the ground twice this afternoon, so perhaps Darkwa will get more work should Rashad Jennings remain sidelined for Week 4. Either way, Darkwa will be a tough sell as an RB3. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:46 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    4.45 (1945th)
     
  • Russell Wilson leaves game with injured leg
    Russell Wilson exited Sunday's Week 3 game against the 49ers with a left ankle or knee injury.

    Advice: Wilson came into the game battling a high ankle sprain to his right leg. On a third-quarter play, Wilson appeared to injure his left knee and/or ankle and was fitted for a brace by trainers on the sideline. Trevone Boykin has entered. We did notice Wilson standing on the sideline with his helmet still on, but it would be silly for the Seahawks to let him back in up 27-3. FOX's Pam Oliver later reported Wilson's day is "done." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:14 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    24.00 (1st)
     
  • DeVante Parker finds end-zone in Week 3
    DeVante Parker caught 3-of-6 targets for 51 yards and a touchdown in Miami's Week 3 win over the Browns.

    Advice: Parker saw fewer targets than Jarvis Landry (12) and Kenny Stills (8), but scored on a 26-yard first-quarter touchdown. He was quiet for the rest of the game, making just two catches for 17 yards. Parker has established himself as Miami's top red-zone threat. He's a touchdown-dependent WR3 for Week 4 against the Bengals. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:47 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.53 (75th)
     
  • Shane Vereen totals 95 yards vs. Redskins
    Shane Vereen rushed 11 times for 67 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' Week 3 loss to the Redskins, adding two catches for 28 additional yards.

    Advice: Vereen fumbled twice, losing one. The second was narrowly overturned on review. Vereen also lost a fumble in Week 2. That would have had him banished under former coach Tom Coughlin. As it is, Vereen stayed in the game, but was rotating pretty much evenly with Orleans Darkwa even before he put the ball on the ground. Bobby Rainey was also a surprisingly big part of the offense with Rashad Jennings sidelined. Still part of a committee, Vereen will be more of an RB3 in Week 4 against the Vikings even if Jennings remains out. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:27 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.54 (44th)
     
  • Kenyan Drake starts, rushes for 37 yards
    Kenyan Drake rushed nine times for 37 yards in Miami's Week 3 win over the Browns.

    Advice: He added two catches for 11 yards. Drake started and had the most touches, but was in a full-blown committee with Jay Ajayi and Isaiah Pead. Ajayi scored the game-winning touchdown, so it's possible Miami will get him more touches next week. Even if Drake remains the starter, the Dolphins running back situation should be avoided. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:10 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.78 (128th)
     
  • Michael Floyd held to 65 yards on 11 targets
    Michael Floyd caught 4-of-11 targets for 65 yards in the Cardinals' Week 3 loss to the Bills.

    Advice: The Cardinals tried numerous deep shots to Floyd early in the game, but connected on none of them and wound up trying to nickel and dime Buffalo's defense underneath, which didn't work. Floyd scored a touchdown in Week 2 and has gone over 60 yards in his other two games, but he has been a disappointment in fantasy early in the season. He'll get a tougher draw in Week 4 when the Cardinals take on a Rams defense that suffocates perimeter wideouts. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:00 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    8.05 (107th)
     
  • Kessler nearly leads Browns to Week 3 win
    Cody Kessler completed 21-of-33 passes for 244 yards in Cleveland's Week 3 loss to Miami.

    Advice: He didn't have any touchdowns and lost a fumble. Kessler lost significant snaps to Terrelle Pryor, who had four carries and five pass attempts. He did enough to get the Browns a win, but they missed a game-winning field goal late in the fourth quarter. With Josh McCown out 2-4 weeks, Kessler will make at least one more start. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:00 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    14.03 (67th)
     
  • Cam Newton beaten to a pulp by Vikes' defense
    Cam Newton completed 21-of-35 passes for 262 yards, zero touchdowns and three interceptions in Carolina's 22-10, Week 3 loss to the Vikings, adding 7/26/1 as a rusher.

    Advice: Newton got beaten to a pulp by Minnesota's swarming defense, taking eight sacks and tweaking his ankle. Time and again, the Vikings' pass rush was in Newton's face before he had time to so much as blink. On one of the only throws where Newton had time, he took a coverage sack in the end zone, resulting in a safety. His first quarter rushing score on a leisurely play fake was his only saving grace. Newton will have a much better day in Week 4 against the Falcons' shaky defense. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:45 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    21.85 (3rd)
     
  • Kelvin Benjamin: Zero catches on one target
    Kelvin Benjamin was held without a catch on one target in Carolina's Week 3 loss to the Vikings.

    Advice: Benjamin's one and only target came with 2:34 remaining. The Panthers' offense was out of sync all day — no running game, no pass protection — but it was still a baffling effort. Cam Newton attempted 35 passes, targeting Greg Olsen 10 times. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer made it his mission to eliminate Benjamin, and succeeded beyond his wildest imagination. The WR1 overall through the season's first two weeks, Benjamin should bounce back as a borderline WR1 against the Falcons in Week 4. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:41 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.68 (73rd)
     
  • Eagles announce Week 3 inactives
    Eagles declared TE Zach Ertz, C Josh Andrews, OG Dillon Gordon, CB Leodis McKelvin, OG Isaac Seumalo, WR Bryce Treggs and OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai inactive for Week 3 against the Steelers.

    Advice: Ertz is week to week with a displaced rib. Trey Burton will draw the start at tight end. Mychal Kendricks (nose, quad) is active for the Eagles. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:07 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1805th)
     
  • Jamaal Charles among Chiefs' Wk 3 inactives
    Chiefs declared RB Jamaal Charles, OL Parker Ehinger, OL Jah Reid, QB Tyler Bray, LB Sam Barrington, WR De'Anthony Thomas, and CB Kenneth Acker inactive for Week 3 against the Jets.

    Advice: The Chiefs will get RG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif back after he sat out last week with an ankle injury, but he will not start. Charles saw some practice reps with the first-team and coach Andy Reid suggested he could be back next week, but his return date is still up in the air. Spencer Ware will continue to start as long as Charles is out. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:57 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.73 (137th)
     
  • Bengals declare Week 3 inactives
    Bengals declared TE Tyler Eifert, DT DaShawn Williams, OL Christian Westerman, CB KeiVarae Russell, WR Cody Core, CB Chykie Brown, and QB Jeff Driskel inactive for Week 3 against the Broncos.

    Advice: The Bengals seem to be hoping Eifert (ankle) returns in Week 4 or 5. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:36 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1804th)
     
  • Sammy Watkins officially inactive vs. Arizona
    Sammy Watkins (foot) is inactive for Week 3 against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Saving fantasy owners from trying to play him against Patrick Peterson. Beyond Watkins, the Bills' Week 3 inactives list is CB Ronald Darby, WR Greg Salas, LT Cordy Glenn, OL Patrick Lewis, S Colt Anderson, and QB Cardale Jones. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:32 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2186th)
     
  • Rashad Jennings officially inactive vs. WSH
    Giants declared Rashad Jennings (thumb) inactive for Week 3 vs. the Redskins.

    Advice: Orleans Darkwa and Shane Vereen will supposedly split work in Jennings' absence, but Vereen is the only player we feel comfortable firing up in fantasy. Darkwa has a low ceiling and lower floor. Also inactive for the Giants are QB Josh Johnson, WR Roger Lewis, DT Montori Hughes, OT Marshall Newhouse, S Darian Thompson and DT Robert Thomas. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:32 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2360th)
     
  • Delanie Walker a no-go for Titans vs. Raiders
    Delanie Walker (hamstring) is inactive for Week 3 against the Raiders.

    Advice: It's a huge blow for the Titans' offense and probably means Tajae Sharpe will get the lion's share of targets. Look for Phillip Supernaw and Anthony Fasano to handle tight end duties for the Titans. Also inactive for the Titans are WR Kendall Wright (hamstring), CB Curtis Riley, CB LeShaun Sims, OLB Aaron Wallace, OG Sebastian Tretola, and DT Austin Johnson. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:30 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1888th)
     
  • O. Darkwa expected to take R. Jennings' role
    Orleans Darkwa is expected to share carries with Shane Vereen in the absence of Rashad Jennings (thumb) against the Redskins.

    Advice: Beat writer Jordan Raanan still expects Vereen to be New York's Week 3 lead back, but Darkwa is a sneaky bet for goal-line work and should also handle 9-13 carries off the bench. Raanan leaves the door open for "maybe a slight infusion of Bobby Rainey and Paul Perkins." Vereen is a strong RB2 play in PPR leagues. Darkwa is worth a look if you're desperate for a flex play. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:21 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    4.45 (1945th)
     
  • Giants to start Shane Vereen against Redskins
    Shane Vereen is expected to start with Rashad Jennings (thumb) sidelined for Week 3 against the Redskins.

    Advice: Vereen has rarely been used in a feature role throughout his career, mostly settling for passing-down work and change-of-pace duties. However, Vereen is one of only three Giants backs to receive carries this year (the others are Jennings and Orleans Darkwa) and should be close to an every-down player on Sunday. Vereen turned 17 touches into 66 yards with Jennings banged up last week and will be a strong RB2 play in PPR formats against Washington. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:45 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.54 (44th)
     
  • Delanie Walker to test hamstring pregame
    Delanie Walker (hamstring, questionable) will warm up early to see if he can play against the Raiders in Week 3.

    Advice: He's a true game-time decision. Walker missed two of the Titans' three practices this week including Friday's session. Even if Walker gets the green light, he might not play a full complement of snaps. Fifth-round rookie Tajae Sharpe would be in for an increased workload if Walker sits. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:39 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1888th)
     
  • Shocker: Rashad Jennings (thumb) will sit
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Rashad Jennings (thumb) is expected to miss Sunday's Week 3 game against the Redskins.

    Advice: It's a stunner as Jennings attended practice throughout the week and never looked to be in serious danger of missing Week 3. His thumb injury is obviously more severe than the Giants were letting on. He's week to week. It's unclear how the backfield will shape up in his absence, though Shane Vereen logged 17 touches with Jennings ailing against the Saints in Week 2. Vereen is suddenly a strong RB2 play in PPR leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:11 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2360th)
     
  • Jamaal Charles (knee) officially out for Week 3
    Jamaal Charles (knee) is out for Week 3 against the Jets.

    Advice: He was listed as doubtful on Friday despite seeing some practice reps with the first-team offense this week. Coach Andy Reid suggested Charles could play in Week 4 against Pittsburgh. Spencer Ware will carry the rushing load again on Sunday. For the season, he's out-touched Charcandrick West 30-16. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:05 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.73 (137th)
     
  • RapSheet: Dolphins will start Kenyan Drake
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Dolphins are "treating Kenyan Drake as the starter today" in the absence of Arian Foster (groin).

    Advice: RapSheet does acknowledge the Dolphins will "mix in other runners" against the Browns. Jay Ajayi is understandably in coach Adam Gase's doghouse due to his total ineffectiveness and last week's lost fumble against the Patriots. The Dolphins used a third-round pick on Drake and want him to succeed. RapSheet reports Damien Williams and Isaiah Pead "missed a meeting" prior to the Dolphins-Pats game, which is why they were both inactive. We'd expect at least one of Williams and Pead to play against the Browns. Even against the Browns, Drake is a low-floor flex option in season-long leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:01 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.78 (128th)
     
  • Sammy Watkins (foot) to be inactive vs. ARZ
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Sammy Watkins (foot) will not play Sunday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Watkins tweeted something Saturday night suggesting he was planning on playing, but it sounds like he failed to receive medical clearance. Schefter reports the Bills will turn to one-trick speedster Marquise Goodwin opposite Robert Woods. Losing Watkins is a huge downgrade to Tyrod Taylor's outlook in an already-tough matchup. Watkins can only be considered week to week. Battling a recurring foot injury, he'll likely be week to week for the rest of the year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:51 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2186th)
     
  • Tweet from Watkins indicates he plans to play
    A Saturday night tweet from Sammy Watkins (foot, questionable) indicated he plans to play Sunday against Arizona.

    Advice: The tweet -- linked below -- reads, "Ready to go out there and compete at the highest level." CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported earlier in the day the Bills were "still holding out some hope" Watkins would give it a go against the Cardinals, despite Rex Ryan's Friday statement that chances were "not real good" Watkins would be able to play. If Watkins does play, he'll be a low-floor WR3 option against Patrick Peterson. The Bills' offense matches up poorly with the Cardinals' defense, which can shut down No. 1 receivers and the running game. Buffalo doesn't have much beyond that. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:58 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2186th)
     
  • Bills 'holding out hope' for Sammy Watkins
    CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Bills are "still holding out some hope" Sammy Watkins (questionable, foot) can play Sunday.

    Advice: It's not much of an update. Watkins will go through pre-game warmups, but all signs continue to point to him sitting out. Marquise Goodwin will start in base sets if Watkins doesn't play, with Charles Clay the favorite to lead Buffalo in targets. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:21 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2186th)
     
  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins remains on waivers
    Updating a previous item, Austin Seferian-Jenkins is still on waivers.

    Advice: NFL Network reported that Seferian-Jenkins cleared waivers, but teams have until Monday to make a claim. Either way, it's unlikely anyone picks up the $1.9 million left on ASJ's rookie deal. Seferian-Jenkins has two DUIs in the last four years. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:10 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1897th)
     
  • Seferian-Jenkins goes unclaimed on waivers
    NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins went unclaimed on waivers.

    Advice: He’s now a free agent. There wasn’t any chance of ASJ’s salary getting picked up after his latest DUI. Seferian-Jenkins will resurface, but he’ll likely have to settle for a non-guaranteed deal. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:54 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1897th)
     
  • Delanie Walker unsure of Week 3 status
    Delanie Walker (hamstring, questionable) sounded unsure about his Week 3 status.

    Advice: "We’ll see how I feel and go from there," Walker said. "We’re just trying to do the best plan to see if I can play on Sunday." The comments don't shed much on Walker's status. Even if he does suit up, he could be limited. Owners need to set up a backup plan. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:21 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1888th)
     
  • Giants confident Jennings can play with cast
    Giants OC Mike Sullivan said the team is confident Rashad Jennings (questionable) can adjust to the cast on his injured thumb.

    Advice: "It’s something that’s not natural. He’s used to doing that without the cast," Sullivan said. "It’s definitely an adjustment that we have great confidence he’ll be able to make." Coach Ben McAdoo also said he is "comfortable" with his No. 1 back. It seems clear Jennings is going to play, but he could see limited touches after playing fewer snaps than Shane Vereen last week. Even in a good matchup, he is more of a FLEX play this week. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:53 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2360th)
     
  • DeVante Parker officially questionable
    DeVante Parker (hamstring) is questionable for Week 3 against the Browns.

    Advice: Parker was limited at practice all week, probably in an effort to keep him fresh for Sunday. The second-year wideout is in no danger of missing Week 3. Coming off a great debut in Week 2 (eight catches for 106 yards), Parker will be on the WR2/3 borderline Sunday against Cleveland. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:08 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.53 (75th)
     
  • Jamaal Charles (knee) doubtful for Week 3
    Jamaal Charles (knee) is doubtful for Week 3 against the Jets.

    Advice: Coach Andy Reid gave Charles owners some false hope Friday by hinting at a return in Week 3, but his doubtful listing confirms that won't be the case. Spencer Ware is looking at another week atop the Chiefs' running back depth chart. Charles has worked with the first-team offense at practice the past few days after being relegated to scout team duty the previous two weeks. He's getting close. Daily Slant: The backfield will very likely be left to Ware and West yet again, although this is the toughest draw they've faced so far. The Jets haven't allowed much to opposing backs this year, holding them to a shade under 4.0 YPC on 29 totes, and they've struggled to get pressure on opposing QBs. They managed to hit Tyrod Taylor just once (no sacks) last week, setting up Alex Smith and Jeremy Maclin as sneaky GPP plays. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:45 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.73 (137th)
     
  • Update: Rashad Jennings listed questionable
    The Giants updated their injury report to show that Rashad Jennings (thumb) is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Redskins.

    Advice: He was originally not listed on the injury report. Per NJ.com's Jordan Raanan, the "expectation remains he'll play with small cast on his left thumb." Jennings' passing-game and ball-carrying usage could be limited by the injury. Particularly after Jennings flopped in a best-case matchup versus New Orleans last week, we'd have a hard time trusting him an RB2 against Washington. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:42 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2360th)
     
  • Reid leaves door open for J. Charles to play
    Chiefs coach Andy Reid left the door open Friday for Jamaal Charles (knee) to play in Week 3 against the Jets.

    Advice: "I think he feels like he can do it," said Reid. Reid also revealed that Charles began practicing with the first-team offense after working only with the scout team in the first two weeks of the season. Charles' role would undoubtedly be limited were he able to play against the Jets, but his progress is a very good sign. Spencer Ware should remain the Chiefs' lead back in Week 3. Charcandrick West would be more likely to lose snaps to Charles. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:24 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.73 (137th)
     
  • Delanie Walker doesn't practice, questionable
    Delanie Walker (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Raiders after missing Friday's practice.

    Advice: Walker missed Wednesday's session, was limited on Thursday, and was held out on Friday, which constitutes a downgrade. Even if Walker is indeed active versus Oakland, he will be tough to trust as a surefire fantasy TE1. The Titans are very thin in the pass-catcher corps, which is concerning for Marcus Mariota. Tajae Sharpe will likely have to do the heaviest lifting. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:12 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1888th)
     
  • Bucs give up on Seferian-Jenkins after arrest
    Buccaneers waived TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

    Advice: Cameron Brate and Luke Stocker will be the Bucs' tight ends the rest of the way. The 38th overall pick in the 2014 draft, Seferian-Jenkins was known to have drinking problems at the University of Washington and was popped for DUI on Friday morning, leading to his release. Some team will undoubtedly give the 24-year-old another chance, but Seferian-Jenkins will eventually face a suspension from the NFL. ASJ's loss is a blow to Jameis Winston's fantasy outlook. Seferian-Jenkins at least had potential, and the Bucs have gotten very little from their complementary pass catchers behind Mike Evans. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:08 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1897th)
     
  • Arian Foster (groin) ruled out against Browns
    Arian Foster (groin) has been ruled out for Week 3 versus Cleveland.

    Advice: He should be considered week to week. Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Friday that he hadn't figured out which running back will start in Foster's place. The Fins have four other backs on their 53: Jay Ajayi, Damien Williams, Isaiah Pead, and Kenyan Drake. None of them is a reliable Week 3 fantasy play. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:03 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2355th)
     
  • Eifert will be 'eased in' when ready to play
    Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said Friday that Tyler Eifert (ankle, doubtful) will be eased back into action once he's ready to play.

    Advice: Eifert will not play Sunday against the Broncos. Thursday Night Football against the Dolphins in Week 4 is a possibility, though Eifert won't handle a full complement of snaps if he gets the green light. Per Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson, "Lewis did say when Eifert does come back, he won’t play a full game and is going to play a partial amount of snaps." Perhaps Eifert will be limited against Miami, then promoted back to a full-time player in Week 5 at Dallas following the ten-day layoff. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:53 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1804th)
     
  • Jay Cutler (thumb) listed as doubtful for SNF
    Jay Cutler (thumb) is doubtful for Week 3 against the Cowboys.

    Advice: Cutler hasn't practiced since spraining his thumb on Monday Night Football and isn't going to play this week. His status is also in doubt for Week 4 against the Lions. The Bears will roll with journeyman Brian Hoyer at Jerry's World on Sunday Night Football. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:28 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2483rd)
     
  • Rashad Jennings removed from injury report
    Rashad Jennings is no longer listed on the Giants' injury report.

    Advice: It means he practiced fully on Friday and the Giants no longer consider Jennings injured after he missed a fistful of snaps in New York's Week 2 win over New Orleans. Getting outplayed by Shane Vereen, Jennings will be a low-floor flex option in Week 3 against the Redskins. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:12 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2360th)
     
  • Arian Foster (groin) not seen at Friday's practice
    Arian Foster (groin) wasn't present for the portion of Friday's practice that was open to the media.

    Advice: He hasn't practiced all week and is headed for another DNP on Friday. Unless something miraculous happens, Foster won't be on the field for Week 3 against the Browns. Expect Jay Ajayi to get the lion's share of carries with rookie Kenyan Drake playing a change-of-pace role on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:07 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2355th)
     
  • Delanie Walker listed questionable for Week 3
    Delanie Walker (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Raiders.

    Advice: Walker blames the hamstring "tweak" on Lions defenders holding him last week. He apparently stretched with the team at the start of Friday's practice, but didn't do much else. We're looking at a possible game-time call. While we still anticipate Walker playing, his absence would likely translate to a few more targets for Tajae Sharpe on the off chance Walker can't go. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:59 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1888th)
     
  • Chances 'not real good' Sammy Watkins plays
    Coach Rex Ryan admitted chances are "not real good" that Sammy Watkins (foot, questionable) plays Week 3 against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Despite having 10 days between games, Watkins isn't ready to play. He missed every practice this week after getting his surgically-repaired foot stepped on in a walkthrough earlier this week. He's officially questionable and will be a game-time decision. If he sits, the Cardinals D/ST will be an elite play. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:16 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2186th)
     
  • Sammy Watkins misses another practice Friday
    Sammy Watkins (foot) was not present for the start of practice Friday.

    Advice: It's officially time to start worrying about his Week 3 availability. Watkins hasn't practiced at all this week, even after coming off a long week with 10 days between games. If Watkins doesn't play, the Bills will certainly feed LeSean McCoy at will. Charles Clay would become the default top pass-game target. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:57 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2186th)
     
  • Zach Ertz (ribs) officially ruled out Week 3
    Zach Ertz (ribs) has been ruled out for Week 3 against the Steelers.

    Advice: Ertz didn't practice at all this week, so this comes as no surprise. He said there's no pain, but the displaced ribs could cause internal damage. Trey Burton is again on the streaming radar against a Steelers defense that has struggled to handle tight ends in recent years. Burton went 5-49-1 on seven targets Week 2. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:23 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1805th)
     
  • Delanie Walker blames injury on holding
    Delanie Walker says he "tweaked" his hamstring because Lions defenders were holding him in last Sunday's win over Detroit.

    Advice: "I did it in the game. They were holding a lot," he said. "Their defense was holding a lot, and it made me tweak my hamstring a little bit." This sounds humorous, but in Walker's defense the Lions did commit an incredible 17 penalties in Week 2. Walker returned to a limited practice on Thursday and remains on track to play in Week 3 against the Raiders, where he'll be an elite TE1. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:42 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1888th)
     
  • Seferian-Jenkins popped for DUI on Friday AM
    Austin Seferian-Jenkins was arrested and charged with DUI Friday morning.

    Advice: Seferian-Jenkins was stopped by Florida Highway Patrol around 4 AM and booked at the Orient Road Jail around 6 AM. It's his second DUI after being busted for one in 2013 while he was still in college. ASJ had an offseason full of letdowns, from being kicked out of practice in the spring to losing his starting job to Cameron Brate. This could be the final straw for him in Tampa Bay. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:03 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1897th)
     
  • Wilson says he's 'definitely feeling better'
    Russell Wilson (ankle) said he's "definitely feeling better" this week.

    Advice: Wilson admitted last week's game against the Rams was "a battle." He's been playing through a high-ankle sprain, which is no small task. Wilson has practiced fully this week and has a nice matchup against the lowly Niners in Week 3. He should be in for a bounce-back game. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:57 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    24.00 (1st)
     
  • DeVante Parker (hamstring) still limited
    DeVante Parker (hamstring) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

    Advice: It feels like Parker has been on the injury report since the Dolphins drafted him last year but there's nothing to suggest he won't play in Week 3. He was brilliant against New England last week and has averaged 98 receiving yards per game over his last four outings. Parker will be in the WR2/3 mix against Cleveland. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:30 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.53 (75th)
     
  • Cutler 'politicking coaches' to play Week 3?
    CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports Jay Cutler (thumb) is "pushing to play" Sunday, and "politicking" the coaching staff.

    Advice: We don't doubt it, but it seems pretty clear that Cutler won't be ready for Sunday Night Football. Master strategist, in his mind, John Fox has yet to rule his quarterback out, but all signs suggest it will be Brian Hoyer under center against the Cowboys. Daily Slant: Even if Cutler is somehow able to play, the Bears offense has been a mess and it's not likely to improve at all if Brian Hoyer is under center. The Cowboys D/ST unit isn't a cash game play this week, but they are an interesting GPP punt for a few reasons. The Bears have scored on just 13% of their possessions this season, the lowest rate in the league, and they've also lead the league in sack rate allowed (12.1%) on their drop backs. Getting pressure on the QB is paramount for D/ST success, as it breeds turnovers. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:25 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2483rd)
     
  • Rashad Jennings: Thumb issue could linger
    Rashad Jennings said his thumb injury is "better," but could "linger."

    Advice: We don't know how the injury will affect Jennings' game because he's yet to play through it. His pass catching could be compromised, but Shane Vereen already gets most of the Giants' backfield targets. We're not worried about the issue for Week 3. Jennings has a get-right matchup in the Redskins' soft run defense. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:49 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2360th)
     
  • Delanie Walker (hamstring) returns to practice
    Delanie Walker (hamstring) returned to practice on Thursday.

    Advice: He was "limited." Walker is fully on track for Sunday's game. Walker is off to another terrific start with nine catches and 125 yards through two games. He's a no-brainer TE1 in a plus matchup against Oakland. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:34 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1888th)
     
  • 'Some concern' Watkins (foot) will miss Week 3
    Bills coach Rex Ryan said there is "some concern" Sammy Watkins (foot) will miss Week 3 against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Watkins didn't practice for the second day in a row. His foot injury doesn't seem to be getting any better and at this point, sitting out might be the best thing for him. Even if he plays, Watkins has a tough matchup against ace corner Patrick Peterson. Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin would be the featured receivers if Watkins can't get the green light. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:56 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2186th)
     
  • Arian Foster (groin) missing again Thursday
    Arian Foster (groin) remained absent from Dolphins practice Thursday.

    Advice: There's yet to be a reason to expect Foster to suit up against the Browns. The Dolphins will hold him out of a cakewalk matchup with an eye toward getting him 100 percent for Week 4. Jay Ajayi will lead a committee in Foster's absence. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:37 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2355th)
     
  • Zach Ertz (groin) expected to miss Week 3?
    Howard Eskin of Fox 29 TV Philadelphia said "don't expect" Eagles TE Zach Ertz (ribs) to play against the Steelers in Week 3.

    Advice: Leodis McKelvin (hamstring) is also a long shot for Week 3. Neither have been practicing. Ertz said Thursday that he's still "in a lot of pain," suggesting he hasn't made much progress in his recovery from a displaced rib. Trey Burton drew the start and tallied 49 yards on five catches with Ertz sidelined against the Bears in Week 2. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:29 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1805th)
     
  • Sammy Watkins (foot) not at practice Thursday
    Sammy Watkins (foot) was not at the start of practice Thursday.

    Advice: Watkins will likely be limited in practice all year, but there are still no indications he will sit out against the Cardinals. At less than 100 percent and expected to be shadowed by Patrick Peterson, Watkins will be a risky play this week. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:57 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2186th)
     
  • Tyler Eifert practicing again Thursday
    Tyler Eifert (ankle) is practicing again Thursday.

    Advice: He remained "limited," but it is a great sign he was able to practice two days in a row. It is still unlikely he is active this week, but Week 4 looks like a real possibility. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:44 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1804th)
     
  • Zach Ertz (ribs) still 'in a lot of pain'
    Eagles TE Zach Ertz (ribs) said he is still "in a lot of pain."

    Advice: "There’s a lot of stuff behind that rib," Ertz said when asked about the risk of playing through the injury. "If it was a lower rib where the pain is now, I’d easily be able to play last week." Coach Doug Pederson has said Ertz will be a game-time call, but he missed practice again Thursday and it seems unlikely he suits up this week. Trey Burton should once again play a big role. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:27 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1805th)
     
  • Russell Wilson (ankle) practicing in full
    Russell Wilson (ankle) is practicing fully this week.

    Advice: Coach Pete Carroll said Wilson is ahead of where he was at this point last week. Wilson has been playing through a high-ankle sprain. He has a plus matchup against the Niners in Week 3. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:05 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    24.00 (1st)
     
  • Peterson to shadow Watkins (foot) Sunday
    Cardinals CB Tyrann Mathieu confirmed that Patrick Peterson will shadow Sammy Watkins (foot) in Week 3.

    Advice: Watkins is already slowed by a foot injury and now awaits a tough matchup with Peterson. New OC Anthony Lynn has vowed to get Watkins more involved but the Bills might want to think of another plan for Week 3. Watkins will be a risky WR2 this week. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:47 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2186th)
     
  • Delanie Walker (hamstring) not practicing
    Delanie Walker (hamstring) didn't practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: Walker appeared to be fine in Sunday's win over Detroit but must have strained his hamstring somewhere along the way. He'll need to put in at least a limited practice by the end of the week to have any chance of playing Sunday against Oakland. Walker's absence would open up more targets for Tajae Sharpe and Rishard Matthews. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:38 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1888th)
     
  • Reid thinks 'another week' will help Charles
    When asked about Jamaal Charles' (knee) status for Week 3, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said "another week is going to help him."

    Advice: Reid said Charles could play "today or tomorrow," but it looks like the Chiefs will err on the side of caution by keeping him out one more week. Charles practiced with the scout team on Wednesday, just as he did last week. With Charles a long shot for Sunday, Spencer Ware should see another heavy workload against the Jets in Week 3. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:20 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.73 (137th)
     
  • DeVante Parker limited on Wednesday
    DeVante Parker (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Parker has already admitted his hamstrings aren't yet 100 percent, but he's going to continue to push through it. He's a WR2/3 this week against the Browns. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:45 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.53 (75th)
     
  • Report: Arian Foster a 'long shot' for Week 3
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Arian Foster (groin) is a "long shot" to play Week 3 against the Browns.

    Advice: Foster's injury isn't believed to be serious, but expect the Dolphins to err on the side of caution with him, especially this week against a lowly Browns team. RapSheet reports there's a "chance" he plays Week 4. With Foster likely to sit, Jay Ajayi will get the start with Kenyan Drake and Damien Williams to follow. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:07 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2355th)
     
  • Arian Foster (groin) not practicing Wednesday
    Arian Foster (groin) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Foster hasn't practiced on Wednesdays all month, so it's hard to read too deep into this one. However, it doesn't sound like he'll play Week 3 against the Browns after straining his groin early in the Week 2 loss at New England. If he sits, Jay Ajayi and Isaiah Pead will lead a backfield committee. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:34 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2355th)
     
  • Jamaal Charles again w/ scout team Wednesday
    Jamaal Charles (knee) is again working with the scout team at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Coach Andy Reid said Charles is getting better every day, and he'll get a couple first-team reps at Wednesday's practice. But he's still not ready. Odds are it will be Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West against the Jets. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:06 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.73 (137th)
     
  • Rashad Jennings practicing Wednesday
    Rashad Jennings (thumb) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Jennings had his hand heavily wrapped and in a cast earlier this week, but he had just a small wrap on the thumb Wednesday. He'll be good to go Week 3 against a Redskins defense that has already allowed five rushing touchdowns. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:20 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2360th)
     
  • Eifert (ankle) gets in limited practice Wed
    Tyler Eifert (ankle) returned to a limited practice Wednesday.

    Advice: This is Eifert's first practice since the playoffs last season after he messed up his ankle in the Pro Bowl. It's a good sign to see him back on the field, but Eifert is surely at least another week or two away from playing in games after missing the entire offseason. Still, it's probably a good time to look if he's on waiver wires in fantasy leagues. Eifert should be back at some point in October. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:34 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1804th)
     
  • Zach Ertz not practicing Wednesday
    Zach Ertz (ribs) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Coach Doug Pederson has already said Ertz will be a game-time call this week. If he can't go, Trey Burton will again be the Eagles' pass-catching tight end after posting a 5-49-1 line on seven targets Monday night. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:34 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1805th)
     
  • Jay Cutler (thumb) expected to miss 2-3 weeks
    Jay Cutler's thumb injury is expected to cost him 2-3 weeks.

    Advice: This assumes the thumb heals normally. The Bears have been saying Cutler's right (throwing) thumb is only sprained, and called him day to day. He's clearly more week to week. Brian Hoyer will take over at quarterback with the Cowboys, Lions, Colts, and Jaguars next up on Chicago's schedule and needs to be added in two-QB leagues. Hoyer is a competent enough backup that Alshon Jeffery shouldn't be downgraded heavily. It's perhaps worth noting that Josh McCown outplayed Cutler when Cutler missed extensive time during the 2013 season with groin and hamstring injuries. Cutler has proven himself to be a bottom-tier NFL starter. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:25 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2483rd)
     
  • Dolphins 'cautiously optimistic' about Foster
    ESPN's Dan Graziano reports the Dolphins are "cautiously optimistic" about Arian Foster's (groin) Week 3 status.

    Advice: Per Graziano, Foster is unlikely to practice Wednesday, but the Dolphins had already been giving Foster Wednesdays off. This being Foster, it would be unwise to form a concrete opinion about his weekend status until Friday, or perhaps even Sunday. Owners definitely need to be making other plans in the event he doesn't suit up. Jay Ajayi, Kenyan Drake and Damien Williams form a committee if Foster doesn't go. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:24 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2355th)
     
  • Bears' Cutler day to day with sprained thumb
    Jay Cutler has been diagnosed with a sprained thumb, and is day to day.

    Advice: Cutler does not need surgery. Even by his standards, Cutler was monumentally ineffective playing through the issue on Monday, so he's probably going to be held out for Week 3. The Bears guard injury information like the lost scrolls of Babylon (not an actual thing), so he could end up a "game-time decision," or some other nonsense. The Bears are playing in the Sunday night game, meaning Cutler won't be worth waiting on in two-quarterback leagues. Owners of Bears skill players should proceed as if Brian Hoyer will be under center against the Cowboys. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:20 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2483rd)
     
  • Report: Arian Foster dealing with strained groin
    Arian Foster's injury is believed to be a groin strain.

    Advice: Per Tom Pelissero of USA Today, Foster's status for Sunday is "iffy" but he shouldn't miss more than a game or two. Foster hasn't shown much through two weeks, averaging a mere 2.9 yards per carry on 16 rushing attempts. Jay Ajayi would likely draw the start if Foster has to sit out against Cleveland in Week 3. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:38 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2355th)
     
  • Ertz (ribs) to be a game-time decision in Week 3
    Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Zach Ertz (ribs) will be a game-time decision against the Steelers in Week 3.

    Advice: Ertz sat out practice last week and didn't suit up for Monday night's game in Chicago. Trey Burton drew the start in his place and played reasonably well, hauling in five catches for 49 yards and a touchdown. Pederson said cornerback Leodis McKelvin (hamstring) will also be a game-time decision for Week 3. Daily Slant: Assuming Ertz sits out again this week, Trey Burton will be a fine GPP play at the TE position against a Steelers defense that has been picked on in that regard over the first two games. Cincinnati targeted their TEs a total of 12 times, and while those were turned into just 44 yards, they barely missed on some TD opportunities. Jordan Reed saw 11 targets against this defense in Week 1. Burton tied for 2nd on the team in targets Monday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:13 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1805th)
     
  • Bears expecting 'lengthy absence' for Cutler
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Bears "are preparing for a lengthy absence" for Jay Cutler (throwing thumb).

    Advice: The Chicago Sun-Times' Adam Jahns reported earlier Tuesday Cutler suffered ligament damage in his throwing thumb Week 1. He aggravated the injury Monday night. It is possible he is headed for surgery. Brian Hoyer will start with Cutler sidelined. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:55 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2483rd)
     
  • Jay Cutler has ligament damage in right thumb
    The Chicago Sun-Times' Adam Jahns reports Jay Cutler has ligament damage in his right (throwing) thumb.

    Advice: Cutler reportedly first suffered the injury Week 1 against the Texans before aggravating the issue against the Eagles. Cutler is expected to be evaluated on Tuesday, and it is possible he is held out a couple weeks after a poor showing while injured Monday night. Brian Hoyer would start if Cutler is sidelined. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:12 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2483rd)
     
  • Langford struggles again, loses fumble on MNF
    Jeremy Langford rushed for just 28 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries in the Bears' 29-14, Week 2 loss to the Eagles on Monday night.

    Advice: He caught one pass for six yards on two targets. After struggling Week 1 against the Texans (17-57-1), Langford was much worse on Monday night. He lucked into his one-yard touchdown after Alshon Jeffery did all the dirty work on the drive, catching a 49-yard deep ball and then drawing a DPI penalty in the end zone to set up Langford's vulture score. Langford dominated Week 1 snaps, as Ka'Deem Carey played just two and rookie Jordan Howard saw zero. But all three running backs were involved against the Eagles. Carey and Langford split snaps in the first quarter, and Howard turned in the best rushing line with a 3-22 mark. Langford lost a fumble at the start of the fourth quarter and only played one or two more snaps the rest of the way. He's losing a grip on the starting job. Coach John Fox called him out after the Week 1 loss and won't be happy with this one. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:36 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.97 (64th)
     
  • Ryan Mathews scores two goal-line TDs in win
    Ryan Mathews rushed nine times for 32 yards and two touchdowns in the Eagles' 29-14, Week 2 win over the Bears on Monday night.

    Advice: The yardage and touch total wasn't there for Mathews, and he only carried the ball two times for five yards in the first half. (Darren Sproles handled five carries for 13 yards before the break.) But Mathews converted two carries at the goal line for three- and one-yard touchdowns. On his three-yard score, Mathews was stuffed at the one, but bounced off the tackle to the outside and into the end zone. His one-yarder was a walk-in score on a sweep to the left. The Eagles' infatuation with Sproles as a ball carrier is frustrating for Mathews owners, but he has three touchdowns through two games. Things won't be as easy next week at home against the Steelers. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:34 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.55 (87th)
     
  • Jay Cutler leaves MNF with right hand injury
    Jay Cutler exited Monday night's Week 2 game against the Eagles with a right hand injury.

    Advice: Cutler appeared to injure his throwing hand while trying to step up and avoid a sack on the first possession of the third quarter. While climbing the pocket, he was hit and lost a fumble. Later in the third quarter, Cutler tossed a horrific interception to WLB Nigel Bradham deep in his own territory, setting the Eagles up at the two-yard line. Before leaving, Cutler completed 12-of-17 passes for 157 yards, no touchdowns, and the pick. Brian Hoyer is now in the game. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:44 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2483rd)
     
  • DeVante Parker not all the way back
    DeVante Parker admitted his explosiveness is not all the way back after battling hamstring injuries all spring and summer.

    Advice: He could have fooled us with 106 yards on 13 targets in Miami's Week 2 loss to New England. "When I get there, it's going to be a whole different kind of ball game," Parker said of his health. Added coach Adam Gase, "As far as him being a playmaker, that’s pretty obvious. He’s a guy we have to keep on the field." Since breaking into the lineup last Week 12, Parker has averaged 78.7 yards with three touchdowns and five games of 80 yards or more in a seven-game sample. Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 2:51 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.53 (75th)
     
  • Charles not yet confident in his knee
    Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday that Jamaal Charles (knee) "told him directly last week that he wasn't quite ready to play."

    Advice: Charles clearly wasn't confident enough in his surgically repaired knee to give it a go against the Texans, and Reid remained noncommittal when asked if Charles will be ready to face the Jets. Once Charles is active for games, the Chiefs figure to ease him in slowly in a rotation alongside Spencer Ware. Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 12:51 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.73 (137th)
     
  • Adam Gase calling Arian Foster day to day
    Dolphins coach Adam Gase says Arian Foster (groin) is day to day.

    Advice: Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reported Monday morning that Foster was expected to miss at least one game. That could still be true though it doesn't look like Gase is ready to rule him out for Week 3. Gase said he isn't sure if Foster will practice on Wednesday. If Foster can't go for next week's game against the Browns, the Dolphins would likely turn to a committee featuring Jay Ajayi and Kenyan Drake. Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 11:43 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2355th)
     
  • Cody Kessler tabbed as Browns' Week 3 starter
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Browns third-round QB Cody Kessler will start Week 3 against the Dolphins.

    Advice: The Browns don't have much of a choice with Robert Griffin III (shoulder) likely out for the year and Josh McCown (shoulder) in no condition to play. Schefter reported just four days ago that Kessler was "not close to being ready to play," yet here he is, being thrown into the fire. Corey Coleman looks like the real deal but we're not holding out much hope for Kessler. It's going to be a long year in Cleveland. At least the Cavs start next month. Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 11:18 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    14.03 (67th)
     
  • Reid won't commit to Charles for Week 3
    Chiefs coach Andy Reid was noncommittal about Jamaal Charles' (knee) status for Week 3.

    Advice: Reid acknowledged that Charles "looked better" at practice last week but wouldn't commit to a return date. Spencer Ware came back to Earth a bit in Week 2 and ESPN's Adam Schefter has already reported that KC's plan is to have Charles back for Sunday's game against the Jets. If Charles plays, he'll likely be in a committee with Ware. Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 10:17 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.73 (137th)
     
  • Wilson hopes ankle 'will feel amazing' by Sun
    Russell Wilson said he hopes his injured ankle "will feel amazing" when he plays the 49ers this Sunday.

    Advice: "I feel pretty strong right now already," Wilson said. "Just keep icing it, keep praying and keep working." Reportedly dealing with a high-ankle sprain, Wilson was not his normal self in the Week 2 loss to the Rams. With the offensive line a mess, the entire offense will struggle as long as Wilson is compromised. Luckily, playing San Francisco at home is a great time to get healthy. Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 7:19 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    24.00 (1st)
     
  • Dolphins worried Foster out at least 1 game
    The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reports the Dolphins are concerned Arian Foster (groin) will miss "at minimum" one game.

    Advice: Foster suffered a groin injury early in the Week 2 loss to the Patriots and did not return. The team should know more after a Monday MRI. With Foster on the shelf at least a week and likely more, the Dolphins will turn to a committee headed by Jay Ajayi. Ajayi has not done much to engender goodwill among the fantasy community and lost a fumble against the Pats, but he does get the Browns this week. Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 5:09 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2355th)
     
  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins has two-catch day
    Austin Seferian-Jenkins caught 2-of-2 targets for 14 yards in the Bucs' Week 2 loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: ASJ remains mired in a timeshare with Cameron Brate. He has three targets through two games. There are better ways to use a roster spot in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 5:05 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1897th)
     
  • Mike Floyd totals eight yards, but scores TD
    Michael Floyd caught 2-of-6 targets for eight yards and a touchdown in Arizona's Week 2 win over the Bucs.

    Advice: Floyd seems to have left John Brown in the dust, but the problem is that Larry Fitzgerald has left both in the dust, drawing 21 targets in two games. Floyd has 15. Floyd's WR2/3 numbers should be there, but he seems poised to remain frustratingly boom or bust after flashing takeover potential in the second half last season. Floyd will be a WR2 against the Bills' scorched-earth secondary in Week 3. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 4:39 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    8.05 (107th)
     
  • Russell Wilson doesn't lead TD drive vs. Rams
    Russell Wilson completed 22-of-35 passes for 254 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions in the Seahawks' 9-3, Week 2 loss to the Rams.

    Advice: He rushed for 14 yards on five attempts, but Wilson was clearly limited by his ankle injury. Wilson had his ankles heavily taped, and FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reports Wilson is dealing with a high-ankle sprain. Wilson delivered a couple good deep balls to Tyler Lockett, picking up 35 and 53 yards on them, but that was about it. The Rams' front four was living in the Seahawks' backfield most of the afternoon, sacking Wilson two times and hitting him a number of times. Wilson will look to get his season on the right track next week at home against the 49ers. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 4:23 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    24.00 (1st)
     
  • Kenyan Drake touches ball four times
    Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake rushed two times for 12 yards and a touchdown in Miami's Week 2 loss to the Patriots, adding two receptions for six additional yards.

    Advice: Drake took advantage of a gaping hole for his touchdown. With Arian Foster (groin) looking likely to be sidelined for Week 3, Drake could form a timeshare with Jay Ajayi, but would be hard to trust as an RB3 in PPR leagues. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 2:35 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.78 (128th)
     
  • Kelvin Benjamin burns Jimmie Ward for 2 TDs
    Kelvin Benjamin caught 7-of-9 targets for 108 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 2 win over the 49ers.

    Advice: Benjamin was a non-factor in the first half, managing one target. He blew up for six of his seven catches and both touchdowns in the final two quarters, taking advantage of a mismatch against Jimmie Ward in the red-zone. Benjamin came through multiple times on third down for the Panthers, including a highlight one-handed catch in traffic that set up his first TD. He has 29 percent of Carolina's targets through two games and has reestablished himself as the clear No. 1 option. Benjamin gets a Vikings defense that could be without CB Xavier Rhodes in Week 3. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 2:27 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.68 (73rd)
     
  • Newton shreds 49ers for 353 yards, 4 TDs
    Cam Newton completed 24-of-40 passes for 353 yards, four touchdowns, and an interception in Carolina's Week 2 win over the 49ers.

    Advice: Newton started off slow, throwing an interception on the opening drive. He lost a fumble and was checked for a minor hand injury, but didn’t miss any time. Newton connected with Kelvin Benjamin on two of his scores, and had deep TDs to Greg Olsen and Devin Funchess. He wasn't a huge factor in the run game, adding 37 yards on six carries. Newton passed Jake Delhomme as Carolina's all-time leader in pass touchdowns. Even in a tough matchup, Newton is a top-five quarterback play against Minnesota in Week 3. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 1:55 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    21.85 (3rd)
     
  • After slow opener, Dez sees 12 targets in win
    Dez Bryant caught 7-of-12 targets for 102 yards in the Cowboys' Week 2 win over the Redskins.

    Advice: The Cowboys made much more of an effort to get Bryant involved following his slow opener, sending seven targets his way in the first half. Bryant may continue to struggle with consistency with rookie Dak Prescott under center, however. He does have a terrific matchup in Week 3 against the Bears. Bryant is best viewed as a high-ceiling, lowered-floor WR2 going forward. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 1:49 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.81 (58th)
     
  • DeVante Parker goes 8-106 in 2016 unveiling
    DeVante Parker caught 8-of-12 targets for 106 yards in Miami's Week 2 loss to the Patriots.

    Advice: On the field from Miami's opening drive, Parker benefitted from pass-happy comeback mode, but also made a number of contested catches against tight coverage. He wasn't just catching wide-open bunnies. Ryan Tannehill was throwing the ball up and letting his sophomore wideout go and get it. It was an extremely encouraging performance. Parker will be on the WR3/4 borderline for Week 3, but offer a ton of upside against the Browns' ragged defense. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 1:43 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.53 (75th)
     
  • Alfred Morris vultures TD in victory
    Alfred Morris rushed five times for seven yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' Week 2 win over the Redskins.

    Advice: Ezekiel Elliott fumbled twice -- losing one -- and Morris got the call on a goal-line carry late in the game where he knifed into the end zone from four yards out. If Elliott keeps making mistakes, the Cowboys are going to have to give Morris more run. Morris should be stashed in 12- and 14-team leagues. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 1:42 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    3.53 (2478th)
     
  • Vereen out-touches Jennings 17-15 in Week 2
    Shane Vereen delivered 42 yards on 14 carries while snagging all three of his targets for 24 receiving yards Sunday in the Giants' Week 2 win over the Saints.

    Advice: He committed the first of three Giants turnovers by coughing it up early in the second quarter. Despite the early miscue, Vereen went on to out-touch Rashad Jennings 17-15. Vereen even saw some red zone work in the second half but was stuffed for no gain on both of his goal-line totes. The 14 carries Vereen logged were more than he had in any game last season. In terms of his usage, we’d expect a regression to the mean next week against the Redskins. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 1:41 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.54 (44th)
     
  • Delanie Walker comes alive as TEN upsets DET
    Delanie Walker caught 6-of-6 targets for 83 yards and a touchdown in the Titans' Week 2 upset of the Lions.

    Advice: The Titans promised Walker would be more involved and he was, dusting the Detroit defense in the middle of the field and turning in a standout fantasy performance capped by a 30-yard touchdown throw from Marcus Mariota. The Titans proactively fed Walker on tight end screens. It remains slightly concerning that Walker has only 11 targets through two games, but he will continue to be a strong TE1 option in Week 3 against the Raiders. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 1:17 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1888th)
     
  • Russell Wilson dealing with high ankle sprain
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports "sources originally believed" Russell Wilson would miss multiple games with his high ankle sprain.

    Advice: According to RapSheet, "diligent rehab" allowed Wilson to be in the starting lineup for Sunday's game in Los Angeles. RapSheet reports Wilson's foot was in a boot and in ice last Sunday night, he was jogging by Tuesday, and ultimately underwent "round-clock rehab" in order to play Sunday. It sounds like Wilson indeed had a legitimate injury that could compromise some of his mobility. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 9:27 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    24.00 (1st)
     
  • Charles among Chiefs' Week 3 inactives
    Chiefs declared Jamaal Charles (knee) inactive for Week 2 against the Texans.

    Advice: This was always expected, but a Sunday morning report pegs Week 3 as Charles' return date. He will likely be in a timeshare with Spencer Ware once he returns, but Charles will be a must-start option if active. Kansas City also declared ILB Sam Barrington, OG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, OG Parker Ehinger, CB Kenneth Acker, QB Tyler Bray, and WR De'Anthony Thomas inactive for Week 2. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 8:40 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.73 (137th)
     
  • DeVante Parker officially active for Week 2
    Dolphins WR DeVante Parker is active for Week 2 against the Patriots.

    Advice: Parker could be on a snap count as he returns from his latest hamstring injury, but will be a big-play threat in New England. He's an upside, if high-risk, WR4. He probably won't be worth the investment in daily leagues. Inactive for the Dolphins are WR Justin Hunter, C Mike Pouncey, OG Dallas Thomas, RB Damien Williams, RB Isaiah Pead, ILB Donald Butler and DB Jordan Lucas. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 8:37 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.53 (75th)
     
  • Tyler Eifert among Bengals' Week 2 inactives
    Bengals declared TE Tyler Eifert, QB Jeff Driskel, WR Cody Core, CB Chykie Brown, CB KeiVarae Russell, OL Christian Westerman, and DL DeShawn Williams inactive for Week 2 against the Steelers.

    Advice: ESPN's Bob Holtzman said Eifert is still "a few weeks" away, but he was on the field running routes before the game. He is expected back sometime between Week 4-6. C.J. Uzomah will start in his place, but Tyler Kroft is expected to have a bigger role this week. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 8:36 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1804th)
     
  • Tyler Eifert (ankle) running routes on Sunday
    Tyler Eifert (ankle) was on the field running routes before Sunday's game against the Steelers.

    Advice: Eifert isn't playing this week but he's showing signs of progress. The Bengals expect him to return sometime between Weeks 4-6. C.J. Uzomah has been starting in his place. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 8:28 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1804th)
     
  • Cowboys working to get Dez more involved
    According to ESPN's Ed Werder, the Cowboys are working to create new routes for Dez Bryant so that he can "get open quickly."

    Advice: The routes are also designed to make things simpler for Dak Prescott, who looked lost at times in Week 1. The Cowboys need to get Bryant more involved after only going to him four times in the opener. It looks like Bryant will avoid Josh Norman, which also boosts his fantasy stock. He's a high-upside WR2. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 7:44 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.81 (58th)
     
  • Alf Morris to have 'increased role' Sunday
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Alfred Morris will have an "increased role" against the Redskins in Week 2.

    Advice: Per Rapsheet, the Cowboys are planning to "ramp up his touches." We'll believe it when we see it. Morris played just 18 snaps in the opener while being out-touched 21-7 by rookie starter Ezekiel Elliott. Though Morris will have plenty of motivation to stick it to his former team on Sunday, we imagine he'll still be fighting for scraps behind 'Zeke. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 7:26 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    3.53 (2478th)
     
  • Report: Josh Norman won't cover Dez Bryant
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Redskins CB Josh Norman won't shadow Dez Bryant in Week 2.

    Advice: Instead he'll be blanketed by Bashaud Breeland, who was torched by Antonio Brown in Monday's opener. Breeland is a capable corner but it's still a bit puzzling that the Redskins are content to leave Norman on one side of the field after breaking the bank for him this offseason. Dez is hoping for a bounce-back effort after catching just one pass in Week 1. Avoiding Norman secures his status as a WR2. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 5:37 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.81 (58th)
     
  • DeVante Parker expected to suit up Sunday
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports DeVante Parker (hamstring, questionable) will play Week 2 against the Patriots.

    Advice: Parker had been trending towards active all week. After missing much of camp and Week 1 with a hamstring issue, it is likely the sophomore is eased back into action. He is also possibly behind Kenny Stills in the pecking order. With all of that working against him, it is tough to trust Parker as anything more than a WR4 flier. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 5:17 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.53 (75th)
     
  • DeVante Parker thinks he is 'even better'
    DeVante Parker (hamstring, questionable) thinks he is "even better" this season.

    Advice: "I know I'm better even though I haven't been able to play a lot," Parker said. "I know I'm better this year than last season. I know I can do a lot better than last season." The sophomore sat out Week 1, but he should get a shot to show he is "better" this week against the Patriots despite a questionable tag. He is no more than a WR4. Rotoworld.com Sep 17, 8:17 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.53 (75th)
     
  • Fox critical of Langford's Week 1 performance
    Bears coach John Fox was critical of Jeremy Langford's performance Week 1.

    Advice: If Mike Clay does not RT this headline on Twitter, we will be disappointed. "Well, I think we blocked up some runs pretty well," Fox said. "That’s not an easy defense to run against, but I think there were some yards there, yards after the carry, I mean, yards after contact." Langford gained just 57 yards on 17 carries (3.35 YPC) against Houston after averaging just 3.6 yards per carry as a rookie. Langford will always struggle to create yards on his own, but he remains the clear lead back in Chicago. That said, it is fair to wonder how long that lasts if the running game continues to struggle. Rotoworld.com Sep 17, 8:09 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.97 (64th)
     
  • Zach Ertz (ribs) officially ruled out for MNF
    Eagles coach Doug Pederson officially ruled out Zach Ertz (ribs) for Monday night at the Bears.

    Advice: CB Leodis McKelvin (hamstring) will also sit out. With Ertz sidelined, Trey Burton is expected to see more work, but he is not a realistic streaming option outside of deep leagues. Dennis Pitta, Virgil Green, and Jesse James are all solid replacements. Rotoworld.com Sep 17, 7:46 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1805th)
     
  • Zach Ertz (ribs) remains sidelined on Friday
    Zach Ertz (ribs) is not practicing Friday.

    Advice: Ertz is shaping up as an inactive for Monday night at the Bears. The Eagles' official injury report will come out Saturday. There are plenty of quality tight end streamers this week, including Dennis Pitta, Virgil Green, and Jesse James. Rotoworld.com Sep 16, 8:39 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1805th)
     
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