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  • LaFell and Boyd still competing for No. 2 duties
    ESPN.com's Katherine Terrell suggests the Bengals are still uncertain who will start at receiver opposite A.J. Green.

    Advice: Brandon LaFell opened camp as the favorite for No. 2 duties but Terrell believes his hand injury has made the situation "a little more muddled." Meanwhile rookie Tyler Boyd has had a productive preseason while drawing praise from WRs coach James Urban. "He's natural football player," said Urban. "He has great football instincts." LaFell and Boyd aren't projected to be major fantasy assets, though both players should be more involved during Tyler Eifert's absence. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:29 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.09 (242nd)
     
  • Geno Smith still ahead of Bryce Petty
    Geno Smith will function as the Jets' No. 2 quarterback for Saturday's preseason game against the Giants.

    Advice: Smith has faced competition from Bryce Petty throughout camp but it appears he's still in the driver's seat for backup duties behind starter Ryan Fitzpatrick. It would probably make life easier for the Jets if Petty wins the job over Smith, who could easily be traded or let go. If Smith holds off Petty, there's a real chance the Jets could open the year with four quarterbacks on their 53-man roster. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:44 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.45 (2683rd)
     
  • Jags release Jonas Gray with injury settlement
    Jaguars released RB Jonas Gray with an injury settlement.

    Advice: That takes him off the Jaguars' injured reserve list. Gray hurt his quad early on in training camp and it's unclear when he might return. He managed just 54 yards on 14 carries in his two games for Jacksonville last season. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:19 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2337th)
     
  • Mularkey: We will get Derrick Henry on field
    Coach Mike Mularkey promised Wednesday that the Titans will "find ways" to get Derrick Henry on the field this season.

    Advice: Mularkey confirmed DeMarco Murray is the "starter," but the Titans are likely to use a two-back offense that could expand to three if Dexter McCluster is incorporated as the passing-down specialist. Henry has looked genuinely special this August. The Titans would be foolish to not give him 10-14 touches per game. With that said, Murray has dominated the first-team preseason snaps so far. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:38 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.02 (155th)
     
  • J. Langford (foot) back in limited practice
    Jeremy Langford (foot) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: Langford appears to be questionable at best for the Bears' regular season dress rehearsal, but this is a step in the right direction after his foot was stepped on in Chicago's second preseason game, and Langford spent the next day in a walking boot. All signs still point to this being a minor "injury". Rotoworld.com Today, 12:35 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.07 (104th)
     
  • Green-Beckham to work with starters Saturday
    Coach Doug Pederson said Dorial Green-Beckham will work with the first-team offense in Saturday's third preseason game.

    Advice: Green-Beckham got some run in the first half of last Thursday's preseason game just 48 hours after being acquired from the Titans. Now that he's had some practices under his belt, DGB is feeling more comfortable in the system and will be given an opportunity to climb a painfully-weak depth chart. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:34 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.54 (2429th)
     
  • Cardinals WR Brown experiencing headaches
    John Brown missed Cardinals practice with a headache on Wednesday.

    Advice: We usually wait three days to blurb players with seemingly day-to-day injuries, but this is especially concerning after Brown missed three weeks of training camp with a concussion. He was cleared to practice earlier this week. Brown will likely be placed back into the NFL's concussion protocol. We're not quite worried that he'll miss Week 1, but the situation is increasingly troubling. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:31 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.12 (79th)
     
  • Carroll: Thomas Rawls will play Week 1 opener
    Coach Pete Caroll confirmed Thomas Rawls (ankle) will not play in the third preseason game, but did say Rawls "will play in the season opener."

    Advice: It's pretty much as expected and what has been reported the past few days. But it's good to hear it straight from the coach's mouth, even if that coach sees things through rose-colored glasses. Rawls resumed practicing without limitations three days ago. He needs to start the season strong to hold off a back-from-the-dead Christine Michael, who has looked impressive this preseason. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:30 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.40 (49th)
     
  • Gronkowski back at practice after 9 days away
    Rob Gronkowski (undisclosed) returned to practice Wednesday after missing the previous nine days.

    Advice: Gronkowski "pulled up lame" on August 15, and that's all the media was able to glean from the "injury," though NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported the issue, whatever it was, was minor. The Patriots have no reason to push Gronk through summer practices. He'll be fine for the Week 1 opener. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:23 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.83 (52nd)
     
  • Corey Coleman full go for 3rd preseason game
    Corey Coleman (hamstring) said he's "full go" and will play in the Browns' third preseason game Friday.

    Advice: His latest hamstring issue is "officially over," per ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi. Coleman has been practicing for the past week, but did sit out the second preseason game. The third, classified as the regular-season dress rehearsal, is the most important. Coleman needs to keep his hammy healthy. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.87 (41st)
     
  • Kenyan Drake could open season on I.R.?
    The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson believes third-round RB Kenyan Drake (hamstring) could open the season on injured reserve.

    Advice: New I.R. rules implemented this season allow teams to stash players on the injured list and then later make a call which one they want to activate off "designated for return." Jackson thinks it could be Drake in an effort to get all four of Arian Foster, Jay Ajayi, Isaiah Pead, and Damien Williams on the opening day, 53-man roster. Drake has missed a ton of practice time with a pulled hammy. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:32 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.12 (2576th)
     
  • Packers rookie WR Davis had 'uneventful' camp
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Pete Dougherty reports Packers fifth-round WR Trevor Davis had an "uneventful" training camp.

    Advice: Once the pads came on, Davis' play slipped. He has blazing speed (4.42 forty) at 6'1/188, but Davis seems destined for either the practice squad or the weekly gameday inactive list as the No. 6 receiver. Davis is a developmental prospect whose ceiling may be a deep threat and special teams ace. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:37 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.30 (2637th)
     
  • Jared Abbrederis to be Packers 'breakout' WR?
    ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky predicts third-year WR Jared Abbrederis will be Green Bay's "breakout" player this season.

    Advice: Abbrederis is listed as Randall Cobb's direct backup on the Packers' latest unofficial depth chart, suggesting he's no deeper than the No. 4 receiver. According to Demovsky, Abbrederis has enjoyed a "strong showing" at training camp and "continues to move up the depth chart." With Jeff Janis' abysmal camp and broken hand, Abbrederis is competing with Davante Adams for No. 3 duties. Abbrederis is a smooth route runner who can play both inside and outside. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:02 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.21 (2569th)
     
  • Koetter praises Seferian-Jenkins' work ethic
    Coach Dirk Koetter praised Austin Seferian-Jenkins' work ethic over the past couple weeks.

    Advice: After opening camp as the clear No. 2 to Cameron Brate, ASJ has gained the ground back and is splitting first-team reps with Brate. "Austin's worked his way right back in there," Koetter said. "And when he got moved down the depth chart all you can ask a player when he gets moved down is that he competes and does better and tries to get back up there and he's done that." It was a motivational tactic by Koetter, and it's paid off. ASJ is a high-upside late-round flier. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.82 (248th)
     
  • Eli Rogers expected to be Steelers No. 3 WR
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette expects Eli Rogers to open the season as the Steelers' No. 3 receiver.

    Advice: Bouchette calls Sammie Coates and Darrius Heyward-Bey "backups" behind Rogers, Markus Wheaton, and Antonio Brown. It's possible Bouchette's mind could change after Pittsburgh's third preseason game, where Ben Roethlisberger will see his first action this August. At this moment, however, Rogers is in the driver's seat to start in the slot in Week 1, with Wheaton moving outside. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:29 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2030th)
     
  • Thomas Rawls formally ruled out for Thursday
    Thomas Rawls (ankle) won't play in Thursday's preseason game.

    Advice: Missing Seattle's regular season dress rehearsal is far from ideal, but also entirely expected. Rawls is still locked in as the Seahawks' primary early-down banger, but is facing serious heat from a resurgent Christine Michael. Rawls needs to be on his game from Week 1, something that will be a challenge after barely practicing this offseason. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:45 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.40 (49th)
     
  • Jeremy Langford not practicing on Tuesday
    Jeremy Langford (foot) remained sidelined Tuesday.

    Advice: Langford has already shed his walking boot, but the Bears aren't forcing the issue. If Langford remains sidelined Wednesday, he's going to start looking shaky for Saturday's regular season dress rehearsal against the Chiefs. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:32 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.07 (104th)
     
  • RB Drake won't play in third preseason game
    Despite returning to practice, Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake (hamstring) will sit out this week's regular season dress rehearsal.

    Advice: Drake "hopes" to see some action in the finale, and insists he'll be ready for Week 1. The oft-injured rookie has fallen behind Isaiah Pead on the depth chart. That's quite an inglorious way to begin an NFL career. Drake is off the re-draft radar. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:06 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.12 (2576th)
     
  • Kenyan Drake back at practice Tuesday
    Dolphins rookie RB Kenyan Drake (hamstring) returned to practice Tuesday.

    Advice: The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reported Monday Drake was not expected back this week, so this is something of a surprise. In Salguero's defense, the rookie will likely reinjure the hamstring before the week is through. Drake is at best third on the depth chart in Miami. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.12 (2576th)
     
  • Gronkowski (undisclosed) still not practicing
    Rob Gronkowski has not practiced since pulling up lame with an undisclosed injury on August 15.

    Advice: It's possible the Patriots are simply playing it extremely carefully with Gronk, who has been spotted by reporters since and "showed no noticeable signs of an injury." NFL Network's Ian Rapoport previously reported Gronk's injury is "minor," but we will continue to monitor him until he resumes practicing. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:19 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.83 (52nd)
     
  • Kenyan Drake still not ready to practice
    The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reports Dolphins rookie RB Kenyan Drake (hamstring) will not practice this week.

    Advice: Drake has been sidelined since August 5 with a hamstring injury. He will not be ready for the third preseason game on Thursday, and it is reasonable to question if he will be ready to go for the regular season. Injury-prone in college, Drake has already missed time with two injuries in his short NFL career. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:05 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.12 (2576th)
     
  • Jets noncommittal on Geno Smith as No. 2 QB
    On Sunday, coach Todd Bowles was noncommittal on Geno Smith's job security as the Jets' No. 2 quarterback.

    Advice: "Until we make a change there won’t be (a change)," Bowles said. "Right now they’re all playing and we’re trying to see who sorts out what." Bryce Petty is coming off a big preseason game where he threw for 242 yards and two touchdowns in one half of action, albeit against the Redskins' backup defense. If Petty wins the No. 2 job, Smith could be placed on the trade block. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:27 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.45 (2683rd)
     
  • Thomas Rawls 'on track to start the opener'
    Thomas Rawls (ankle) has resumed practicing without limitations, and ESPN Seahawks reporter Sheil Kapadia says Rawls is "on track to start the opener."

    Advice: Despite Christine Michael's monster preseason, the Seattle beat writers foresee Rawls as the Week 1 lead back. "He looks really good and I think the signs are very positive that he's going to be ready in a couple weeks to play," coach Pete Carroll said Sunday. Kapadia previously projected Rawls to log 15 carries in Week 1 versus Miami, with Michael handling seven rushing attempts. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:49 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.40 (49th)
     
  • Jeremy Langford sheds walking boot Sunday
    Jeremy Langford shed his walking boot at Bears practice on Sunday.

    Advice: Langford didn't participate in practice, but it's clear the boot was purely precautionary after Langford got "stepped on" in the Bears' second preseason game. Langford's status for next week's regular season dress rehearsal is unclear. He's shaping up as an enticing fantasy pick in the fifth and sixth rounds. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:48 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.07 (104th)
     
  • John Brown (concussion) cleared for practice
    John Brown (concussion) has been cleared to resume practicing.

    Advice: We got mildly concerned as Brown missed nearly three weeks of training camp with the brain injury. He should now have a shot to play in the Cardinals' regular season dress rehearsal next weekend. 26-year-old Brown is coming off a breakout 65-1,003-7 campaign despite nursing hamstring problems for most of 2015. He's arguably the highest-floor fantasy pick in Arizona's wideout corps. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:34 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.12 (79th)
     
  • Seferian-Jenkins climbing back up depth chart
    Coach Dirk Koetter said Sunday that Austin Seferian-Jenkins has "earned" the right to resume splitting first-team reps with Cameron Brate.

    Advice: While Brate has turned in a poor preseason, ASJ has earned strong blocking grades from Pro Football Focus and been efficient with his passing-game targets. There's no question ASJ is a superior talent. He needs to continue to show the coaching staff that he's a reliable asset, and indications are Seferian-Jenkins is on his way. He remains a late-round flyer with plenty of ceiling. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.82 (248th)
     
  • Brandon LaFell practicing on Sunday
    Brandon LaFell (hand) is participating in Bengals practice Sunday.

    Advice: LaFell is dealing with a torn ligament in his hand, but intends to play through it. For an already drop-prone player, it will be interesting to see whether LaFell can consistently catch the ball playing with this injury. At present, LaFell seems to be likely to play in Week 1. His effectiveness is in doubt, however. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:07 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.09 (242nd)
     
  • Seferian-Jenkins catches 3 for 36 Saturday
    Austin Seferian-Jenkins caught all three of his targets for 18 yards Saturday night against the Jaguars.

    Advice: Seferian-Jenkins again worked behind Cameron Brate, but he made two nice grabs in the two-minute drill to end the first half and held on despite a big hit on a leaping grab in the third quarter. It is concerning ASJ worked deep into the second half, but he has reportedly been making highlight plays every day in practice. As long as he keeps that up, he will have a shot to climb the depth chart. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:27 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.82 (248th)
     
  • Fox: Langford was 'landed on' Thursday
    Bears coach John Fox said Jeremy Langford (foot) was "landed on" in Thursday's preseason game.

    Advice: Langford was spotted wearing a walking boot on his left foot at Saturday's practice. "He got sore after the game," Fox said. "You can call [sitting him] precautionary, but it's just doing what's smart." It does not sound like Langford is dealing with a serious injury, but the boot is certainly concerning. Langford has worked as the clear-cut No. 1 back throughout the preseason. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:36 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.07 (104th)
     
  • Jeremy Langford in walking boot at practice
    Jeremy Langford was spotted with a walking boot on his left foot at Saturday's practice.

    Advice: There were not any reports of an injury following his 55-yard performance in Thursday's preseason game, and beat writers did not have any updates at the start of practice. Coach John Fox will certainly be asked about the boot after practice, but he is not always forthcoming when it comes to injuries. While the boot is concerning, it is possible the Bears are simply being proactive with a minor issue. Langford has been working as the clear No. 1 back. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:36 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.07 (104th)
     
  • Derrick Henry works with second team Saturday
    Derrick Henry rushed five times for 31 yards against the Panthers Saturday.

    Advice: Henry saw some snaps with the first-team offense, but the vast majority of his work came after Marcus Mariota left the field. Henry once again looked strong against backup defenders, gaining 25 yards on his first three carries of the second half and consistently gaining yards after contact. It is going to be difficult for the Titans to keep the talented rookie on the sidelines this season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:30 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.02 (155th)
     
  • Rogers making bid for Steelers No. 3 WR job
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review says second-year WR Eli Rogers has "narrowed the gap" in the Steelers' No. 3 receiver race.

    Advice: Sammie Coates has "managed to lose ground" during an up-and-down August, "partly because of a lack of focus that caused drop balls and fumbles." The Tribune-Review notes that Markus Wheaton has "openly lobbied" to play more outside snaps, freeing up opportunity in the slot. Rogers is a slot receiver, while Coates plays outside. The Steelers' wideout distribution will be worth tracking closely in next week's regular season dress rehearsal. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:41 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2030th)
     
  • Fox: Langford made a step forward Thursday
    Bears coach John Fox said Jeremy Langford "made a step forward" in Thursday's preseason game.

    Advice: He might be underselling it. Langford was terrific Thursday against New England, totaling 55 yards and a touchdown on eight carries. The Bears promised a "hot hand" approach at running back earlier this offseason but it doesn't look like that's going to happen. Langford is clearly Chicago's bellcow and may end up being a bargain at his current ADP. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.07 (104th)
     
  • Dorial Green-Beckham catch-less in PHI debut
    New Eagles WR Dorial Green-Beckham caught 0-of-2 targets in Thursday's preseason game.

    Advice: Green-Beckham entered in the second quarter and was immediately targeted on a red zone jump ball. It was a shaky pass from Chase Daniel. DGB also got some run after the break. Even in one of the league's thinnest receiver corps, DGB is buried down the depth chart for the time being, but unlike in Tennessee, we'd guess the Eagles will contrive to move him up in relatively short order. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:18 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.54 (2429th)
     
  • Steelers slot WR Eli Rogers posts 4-39 line
    Steelers second-year WR Eli Rogers caught 4-of-4 targets for 39 yards in Thursday's second preseason game against the Eagles.

    Advice: With Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton inactive, Rogers ran with the "first-team" offense guided by backup QB Landry Jones. Jones tossed four interceptions, but Rogers made the most of his targets. The 5'10/187 slot man has drawn rave reviews from OC Todd Haley, and Ben Roethlisberger reportedly "loves" Rogers. If Sammie Coates continues to struggle this preseason, Rogers could slide right into some three-wide snaps between Brown and Wheaton. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:05 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2030th)
     
  • T. Rawls likely to miss third preseason game
    Seahawks GM John Schneider indicated Thomas Rawls (ankle) won't play before the preseason finale.

    Advice: In other words, he will miss the Seahawks' regular season dress rehearsal next week. Rawls returned to practice two weeks ago and resumed taking 11-on-11 reps this week, although he isn't a full participant yet. It would be disappointing if we didn't get a good look at Rawls before Week 1. Beat writers still expect him to open the year as Seattle's 1A back with Christine Michael as the 1B. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:30 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.40 (49th)
     
  • Jeremy Langford hangs 8-55-1 line on Patriots
    Jeremy Langford rushed eight times for 55 yards and one touchdown in the Bears' second preseason game against the Patriots.

    Advice: Through two preseason games, Langford has operated as the Bears' clear-cut No. 1 back. He handled every snap with the first-team offense in the exhibition opener, and did so again tonight before being replaced by Jacquizz Rodgers deep into the second quarter when Brian Hoyer came in at quarterback. Langford's rushing line was pumped up by a 34-yard gain, but he looked explosive with his cuts, and the offseason weight-gain hasn't slowed him down. Langford is cementing himself atop the depth chart and looks like he may open the year in an every-down role. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:14 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.07 (104th)
     
  • Coleman sitting out second preseason game
    Browns WR Corey Coleman (hamstring) is sitting out Thursday's preseason game.

    Advice: Coleman returned to practice Monday, but the Browns aren't going to force the issue with their prize first-rounder. Barring a setback, Coleman will be ready for next week's regular season dress rehearsal. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:13 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.87 (41st)
     
  • Rob Gronkowski not expected to play Thursday
    Rob Gronkowski is not expected to play in the second preseason game.

    Advice: Gronk left Monday's practice with a "minor" injury, but this is just another rest day for the best tight end in the league. Julian Edelman, Malcolm Mitchell (elbow), and Danny Amendola (knee, active/PUP) are also expected to sit out Thursday night. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:21 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.83 (52nd)
     
  • Jaguars waive/injure Jonas Gray
    Jaguars waived/injured RB Jonas Gray.

    Advice: Gray suffered a quad injury early in training camp. He'll revert to I.R. when he clears waivers. Jacksonville claimed DT T.J. Barnes in a corresponding move. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:30 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2337th)
     
  • John Brown (concussion) still not cleared
    John Brown remains in the league's concussion protocol.

    Advice: Coach Bruce Arians called it a "concern," and said the team will continue being cautious. Brown has now been sidelined over two weeks. He'll obviously miss Friday's preseason game, and should be considered questionable for next week's regular season dress rehearsal. Worrisome as it is, there's still no reason to ding Brown's draft status as an upside WR3. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:23 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.12 (79th)
     
  • Green-Beckham will not play on Thursday
    Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Dorial Green-Beckham will not play in the second preseason game.

    Advice: Acquired from the Titans on Tuesday, Green-Beckham will not even get a chance to practice with the team before Thursday night's game. DGB was slow to catch on with the Titans as a rookie, and it is likely he will take some time to acclimate himself in Philadelphia. Still, he has the talent to push for the No. 2 receiver spot early in the season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:30 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.54 (2429th)
     
  • Lewis doesn't expect LaFell to miss Week 1
    Bengals coach Marvin Lewis does not expect Brandon LaFell (hand) to miss Week 1.

    Advice: LaFell reportedly has a torn ligament in his hand which could require surgery. Since an operation would almost certainly knock him out for the opener, Lewis' comments could mean LaFell will avoid surgery. Brandon Tate started opposite A.J. Green with LaFell sidelined during the preseason opener, but rookie Tyler Boyd will likely take most of his reps. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:11 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.09 (242nd)
     
  • Report: LaFell has torn ligament in hand
    NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports Brandon LaFell has a torn ligament in his hand.

    Advice: LaFell sat out the preseason opener and had not been practicing this week. Now we know why. Garafolo reports it is possible LaFell has surgery to repair the issue, but the injury is not expected to be a season-ender. With LaFell out last week, Brandon Tate started in two-wide sets opposite A.J. Green with Tyler Boyd in the slot. With LaFell now out indefinitely, it is likely the Bengals move Boyd outside. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:45 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.09 (242nd)
     
  • Rawls could lose work to 'awakened' C-Mike
    ESPN Seahawks reporter Sheil Kapadia believes Thomas Rawls remains entrenched as the team's starting running back, but suggests Rawls could lose "six to eight touches per game" to Christine Michael.

    Advice: Kapadia projects Rawls at 15 carries per game to open the year, with Michael at seven and "two to the other backs," consisting of C.J. Prosise and Alex Collins. The Seahawks believe Michael has had enough of an "awakening" that he has become a large part of their offensive plans. Rawls remains a target in the fifth round of fantasy drafts. C-Mike is worthy of a late-round flyer. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.40 (49th)
     
  • Stunner: Eagles acquire Dorial Green-Beckham
    Eagles acquired WR Dorial Green-Beckham from the Titans in exchange for G/T Dennis Kelly.

    Advice: Green-Beckham had clearly fallen out of favor with the Titans' coaching staff, but it is still stunning they decided to trade a 2015 second-round pick for an at best swing lineman. Despite his struggles, Green-Beckham probably has the most natural talent of any receiver on the Eagles' roster and should push for a role behind Jordan Matthews. That said, he struggled to earn snaps in a similarly lackluster receiver corps in Tennessee. While this trade certainly breathes life in DGB's fantasy outlook, he is still nothing more than a flier at this point. Fellow disappointment Nelson Agholor could be on his way out of the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:55 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.54 (2429th)
     
  • Report: Gronk's 'injury' considered 'minor'
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the issue that caused Rob Gronkowski to leave Monday's practice early is considered "minor."

    Advice: As expected. There was never much concern coming out of New England, but the national media predictably turned it into something. The Patriots have been taking it easy on Gronk all summer. Expect him to be back at the Patriots' joint practices with the Bears this week. Gronkowski is fine. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:18 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.83 (52nd)
     
  • DGB remains second-teamer on depth chart
    Dorial Green-Beckham remains listed as a second-team receiver on the Titans' latest depth chart.

    Advice: During the preseason, teams are required to post depth charts each week. It means very little, but this is still notable, even if it was expected. DGB continues to draw the ire of coach Mike Mularkey, who keeps calling the sophomore receiver "inconsistent." One of fantasy football's favorite pre-summer breakout candidates, DGB is in danger of opening the year as a backup. Rotoworld.com Aug 15, 3:40 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.54 (2429th)
     
  • Corey Coleman returns to full practice
    Corey Coleman (hamstring) returned to 11-on-11s at Browns practice Monday.

    Advice: Coleman is good to go after sitting out less than a week. The No. 15 overall pick in April's draft, Coleman will open 2016 as the Browns' No. 1 receiver. Rotoworld.com Aug 15, 12:48 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.87 (41st)
     
  • Thomas Rawls takes part in team drills Monday
    Thomas Rawls (ankle) returned to team drills on Monday.

    Advice: It's a key step for Rawls, who is dealing with a resurgent Christine Michael on early downs. Coach Pete Carroll has said the duo will form a "one-two punch." Rawls is still the favorite to be the "one" in that scenario, but the longer he isn't full-go, the more it highlights Michael's excellent camp. Rawls is a "reward" RB2 who suddenly has a little extra risk. Rotoworld.com Aug 15, 12:08 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.40 (49th)
     
  • Rob Gronkowski leaves practice early Monday
    Rob Gronkowski left Monday's practice early after "pulling up" attempting to catch a pass.

    Advice: We normally wait three days before blurbing a training camp injury, but this being Gronk, the questions will start almost immediately. Thus far, there's been zero indication the issue — if there is any — is serious, but we won't know for sure until Tuesday's practice. If the Pats provide an "update" between now and then, it will be decidedly vague. Rotoworld.com Aug 15, 12:00 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.83 (52nd)
     
  • Mularkey: Green-Beckham 'still inconsistent'
    After watching tape of the Titans' preseason opener, coach Mike Mularkey called Dorial Green-Beckham's performance "still inconsistent."

    Advice: He said the same of Justin Hunter, although Hunter has become little more than an afterthought anyway. Green-Beckham made a nice run block on DeMarco Murray's 71-yard touchdown scamper, but gave lackadaisical effort on at least one pass route and still appears to be low on the wideout depth chart. DGB should continue to receive extended snaps for the rest of the preseason. Unfortunately, his fantasy appeal in re-draft leagues has all but evaporated. Rotoworld.com Aug 14, 1:20 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.54 (2429th)
     
  • Corey Coleman returns to Browns practice
    Corey Coleman (hamstring) participated in the Browns' Sunday walkthrough before practice.

    Advice: After dominating the Browns' intrasquad scrimmage, Coleman's hamstring got sore and he missed Cleveland's preseason opener. Sunday's session was a "light practice in helmets and shorts," but Coleman's return confirms his injury wasn't something to worry about. He remains a compelling WR4 pick. Rotoworld.com Aug 14, 1:06 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.87 (41st)
     
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