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  • Carr could shorten Schaub's leash
    The Oakland Tribune suggests rookie Derek Carr could "shorten the leash" of struggling starter Matt Schaub by playing well in the Raiders' preseason finale.

    Advice: Carr will play well into the second half of Thursday's tilt with Seattle. "I've said it from Day 1, the guy's comfortable in the huddle," OC Greg Olson said of Carr. "The game's not too big for him. I still believe he sees the field very well. I don't think the game's too fast for him, which a lot of times is a concern with a rookie quarterback." We fully expect Carr to make starts this year, and probably by October. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:08 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.84 (2653rd)
  • Tim Wright the Pats' 'new Aaron Hernandez'
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport called Tim Wright the Patriots' "new [Aaron] Hernandez."

    Advice: That's how we also see it. Many figured the Patriots' acquisition of Wright on Tuesday was a sign Rob Gronkowski's path back to the field was going to be halted. That couldn't be further from the truth. Wright is a former college receiver, while Gronkowski is a do-it-all in-line tight end. They're completely different players. While we need to tap the brakes on Wright becoming a top-three fantasy tight end like Hernandez, the Patriots clearly like Wright. It'll take him time to learn the offense, but he may be their future at "move" tight end. He's a back-end TE2. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:49 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.50 (263rd)
  • Packers RBs coach expects big year from Lacy
    Packers RBs coach Sam Gash believes Eddie Lacy is capable of leading the league in rushing and total yards.

    Advice: While Lacy might not be the favorite, he's one of a handful of contenders. He's been dominant this preseason across just 21 offensive snaps, rushing for 61 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries while breaking six tackles. Lacy's also caught two balls for 22 yards. In Aaron Rodgers' starts last season, Lacy averaged 99 yards rushing on 23 carries per game. He's an easy top-five pick. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:14 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.64 (25th)
  • Christine Michael nursing hamstring injury
    Christine Michael missed practice Wednesday with a hamstring injury and won't play in the preseason finale.

    Advice: The Seahawks re-signed RB Demitrius Bronson to carry some of the load Thursday. Michael's preseason ends with 23 carries for 89 yards (3.9 YPC) and one score. He also caught seven balls for 56 yards and another TD. Despite the strong preseason, Michael is still No. 3 on the depth chart. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:07 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.64 (2313th)
  • Daniel Thomas to play in preseason finale
    Daniel Thomas (hamstring) will play in the Dolphins' preseason finale.

    Advice: He better. Thomas is on the roster bubble. He's missed most of camp and the first three preseason games with a balky hamstring. Thomas is competing with UDFAs Damien Williams and Orleans Darkwa for the No. 3 job. No longer on scholarship under ex-GM Jeff Ireland, Thomas needs to turn heads Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:08 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2243rd)
  • Gordon can apply for reinstatement after 2014
    Suspended WR Josh Gordon can apply for reinstatement at the end of the 2014 season.

    Advice: It's technically just a season-long ban for Gordon, not a calendar-year suspension. It's a glimmer of good news. Gordon will be away from the Browns for roughly 5-6 months, as long as he keeps his nose clean. Gordon took and passed over 70 drug tests, but failed the one that led to this suspension by 0.01 nanograms per milliliter. Gordon's agent needs to surround him with good people while he's away from the game. He has a ton of football ahead of him. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:38 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Josh Gordon's ban stands, suspended one year
    Josh Gordon's one-year suspension for violations of the NFL's substance abuse policy has been upheld on appeal.

    Advice: Gordon's one-year suspension begins today, which technically means he won't be allowed around the Browns for 2015 OTAs, minicamp and most of training camp. Perhaps the NFL will grant him reinstatement earlier, based on good behavior and the absurd delay with the appeal ruling. Regardless, the the Browns will now have to go to battle for the whole 2014 season with Jordan Cameron as the centerpiece of their passing game and Andrew Hawkins/Miles Austin as complements. We're confident Gordon, still just 23 years old and brimming with truly special talent, will be back with a vengeance. He's just got some growing up to do. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:38 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Phillip Tanner back with DAL for now
    Cowboys signed RB Phillip Tanner.

    Advice: Tanner was brought back simply to carry the load on Thursday night. Joseph Randle (oblique) and Ryan Williams (groin) are both fighting minor injuries. Look for Tanner to be back on the waiver wire come Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:28 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2218th)
  • Cody Latimer part of red-zone packages
    Cody Latimer is expected to be used in some of the Broncos' red-zone packages.

    Advice: Even if Wes Welker (concussion) suits up Week 1, it sounds like the Broncos have a role for Latimer. At 6'2/215 with exceptionally strong hands and a penchant for winning 50/50 balls, he's a logical candidate to do some Eric Decker things near the goal-line. It's still unclear if Latimer is ahead of Andre Caldwell on the depth chart in base packages -- the veteran ran ahead of the second-round rookie in the third preseason game. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:22 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.89 (265th)
  • Panthers have no doubt Cam will play Week 1
    Both coach Ron Rivera and Cam Newton said there's "no doubt" he'll play Week 1 despite a rib injury.

    Advice: Newton has hairline fractures in a few of his ribs, but quarterbacks regularly play through this injury. It's typically a question of pain management. We'll know more on Newton next week when the Panthers begin official preparations for the Bucs, but he's safe to pen into lineups. Rivera said the zone-read will still be in play despite Cam's injury. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:13 am
     
    Probable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.10 (14th)
  • Rumblings Josh Gordon decision coming today
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer is "hearing rumblings" that the Josh Gordon decision could come down Wednesday.

    Advice: The lengthy delay has "baffled" the Browns, infuriated fans and confounded fantasy drafters. Hopefully, we'll know exactly how many games Gordon is going to miss this season before nightfall tonight. Given how long the process has taken, it's reasonable to think arbitrator Harold Henderson has been allowing the sides to negotiate some kind of settlement. That would be fantastic news for Gordon, as he's facing a one-year ban from the league. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:08 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Jeremy Hill & Gio Bernard to share carries?
    According to Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson, "it looks like (Giovani) Bernard and (Jeremy) Hill could both get about 200 attempts" on the ground this season.

    Advice: Hobson notes that Hill "changed the tenor" of Cincinnati's third preseason game against Arizona, and expects the rookie's "power running" to be a particular "boon" against division rivals Pittsburgh and Baltimore. Hobson also wonders if BenJarvus Green-Ellis may have played his final game as a Bengal. Clearly the best inside runner on the Bengals' roster, Hill continues to be severely undervalued at his mid-10th-round ADP. If Gio only winds up with 200 carries, it's going to be difficult to reach the 300 touches many have projected him for. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:04 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.48 (154th)
  • Kenny Stills questionable for Week 1
    Kenny Stills (quad) is considered questionable for Week 1.

    Advice: Stills sat out each of the first two preseason games due to his quad and then aggravated it on Saturday night. Recurring soft-tissue injuries are never good, especially this close to the opener. The Saints should play it safe considering all the depth they have at wideout: Marques Colston, Brandin Cooks, Nick Toon, Robert Meachem, Joe Morgan. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:55 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.62 (145th)
  • Browns 'baffled' by delay with Gordon ruling
    Browns sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter that the team is "baffled as to why Josh Gordon ruling has taken so long."

    Advice: It's been nearly four months since news of Gordon's latest failed drug test broke and almost four weeks since his appeal hearing. Yet all we know is that the decision is expected "soon." The lengthy delay in the process has not only jammed up fantasy owners, but is also unfair to the Browns and Gordon. A Stage 3 violation results in a one-year ban, not a 16-game ban. NFL Network's Albert Breer relayed this nugget Wednesday morning: "One theory I've heard that makes sense on the Josh Gordon delay -- Arbitrator would much rather the sides settle than make a call himself." Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:37 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Jacob Tamme a candidate for slot work
    Jacob Tamme is a candidate to get some slot work if Wes Welker (concussion) misses time.

    Advice: Emmanuel Sanders has tons of experience in the slot and would make the most sense there in the event of a Welker absence. But the Broncos would likely mix and match, with Tamme getting some packages. Still, our preferred stash here is Cody Latimer as the best red-zone threat and most talented player. He'd play outside while Sanders goes inside. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:30 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.11 (2319th)
  • Josh Gordon DWI case pushed back to Nov.
    Josh Gordon's DWI hearing has been pushed back to November 18.

    Advice: This DWI has nothing to do with the year-long ban Gordon is facing for failing at least his third drug test. This is a separate incident, as Gordon was pulled over at 3am on July 5th in North Carolina and recorded a .09 BAC. The legal limit is .08. Since the case has not been finalized, it should not have any impact on the pending appeal. Somehow, Harold Henderson and the NFL still hasn't announced their their decision. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:46 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Zach Ertz's route-running draws rave reviews
    Eagles tight ends coach Ted Williams said Zach Ertz is "one of the best route-runners I've ever seen."

    Advice: Long-tabbed as one of the key pieces of the post-DeSean Jackson era in Philly, Ertz has done nothing to squash the hype in camp. Veteran reporter Paul Domowitch goes as far as to mention Ertz in the same breath as Jimmy Graham, Jason Witten and Rob Gronkowski. "Ertz has that kind of ability, that kind of upside," Domowitch says. Although in-line blocking stud Brent Celek remains the starter, the Eagles are going to feature a ton of "12" looks that get Ertz mismatches against linebackers. He'll be a featured player in the red-zone and remains one of our favorite middle-round TE1s. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:16 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.07 (122nd)
  • Alex Henery on thin ice in Philly
    Eagles K Alex Henery is 1-of-3 on field goals this preseason.

    Advice: Henery is on thin ice in Philly, as evidenced by last week's trade for Cody Parkey. The incumbent remains the favorite, but we'd look for a kicker carrying more confidence into Week 1 for our fantasy roster. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:36 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.08 (202nd)
  • Hammond likely to start in place of Bowe Wk 1
    Frankie Hammond is expected to start in place of Dwayne Bowe (suspension) Week 1.

    Advice: Hammond, a 2013 UDFA out of Florida that spent last season on the practice squad, has been Bowe's direct backup at "Z" throughout camp. He's also been solid in preseason games, catching six passes for 90 yards on 86 snaps. It's a nice story, but it speaks to the striking lack of depth and talent the Chiefs have in their wide receiver room. If they want to have any kind of passing attack against the Titans, they'll install Gronkonian tight end Travis Kelce as a primary receiving option. Donnie Avery remains the starting "X." Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:12 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2151st)
  • Christine Michael still listed as No. 3 back
    Christine Michael is still listed as the No. 3 running back on the Seahawks' official depth chart.

    Advice: Michael has been running behind Robert Turbin all summer, and couldn't officially leapfrog him in the third preseason game. Michael did split time with Turbin, however, even getting some red-zone carries with the first-team offense. Both players would have roles were Marshawn Lynch to go down with injury. Turbin's overall polish is the only thing keeping him ahead of Michael's electrifying raw ability. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:12 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.64 (2313th)
  • Pats acquire TE Wright from Bucs for Mankins
    Patriots acquired TE Tim Wright and a 2015 fourth-round pick from the Bucs in exchange for LG Logan Mankins.

    Advice: The Patriots had a bit of a logjam on their interior line, and needed help at "move" tight end. Wright is a natural fit to potentially fill the old Aaron Hernandez role. He's a former college receiver who caught 54 balls for 571 yards and five touchdowns as a rookie last season. This move puts Wright squarely on the fantasy TE2 radar. We don't believe it has anything to do with Rob Gronkowski's availability for Week 1, however, as Gronk and Wright play inherently different positions. Wright is a "flex" tight end, while Gronk plays the "in-line" role. The Pats will move RG Dan Connolly to left guard. Ryan Wendell is at center. Marcus Cannon is the right guard. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:47 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.50 (263rd)
  • Cam Newton not practicing on Monday
    Cam Newton (ribs) didn't practice Monday, but "appeared to be walking better."

    Advice: The Panthers have already said they don't expect to know Newton's Week 1 availability until next week, so it's possible he remains sidelined through the weekend. We still expect him to ultimately be cleared, but it wouldn't be surprising if Newton is held off the practice field until Wednesday of Week 1. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:19 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.10 (14th)
  • Report: OAK staff feels comfortable with Carr
    According to NFL Network's Albert Breer, the Raiders' staff feels Derek Carr is ready to start if needed.

    Advice: Everyone in the NFL world knew Matt Schaub was done except for the Raiders. Now he's dealing with tendinitis in his throwing elbow and is looking no better than he did when he got benched in favor of Case Keenum last year. If Carr can show well in the preseason finale Thursday, there will be serious pressure on Dennis Allen to start the rookie as soon as Week 1. Either way, Carr is a near lock to make some starts this season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:39 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.84 (2653rd)
  • Jeremy Hill finally gets some first-team reps
    Jeremy Hill rushed 10 times for 38 yards and caught two passes for nine yards in Sunday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

    Advice: BenJarvus Green-Ellis (hip) and Rex Burkhead (knee) both sat out. Still, it was encouraging to see Hill check in for the Bengals' fifth series of the game and show far more efficiency than Giovani Bernard while making his first-team debut. He ended up playing on 10 first-half snaps compared to 27 for Bernard, usage that would make sense if the Bengals want to have an inside running presence this season. Green-Ellis' status on the team still remains unclear, but we like Hill to emerge as the big-back complement here. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:28 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.48 (154th)
  • Derek Carr is fully healthy
    Rookie Derek Carr was the Raiders' first-team quarterback at Sunday's practice, and will play in Thursday's preseason finale against Seattle.

    Advice: Matt Schaub is nursing a "sore elbow," so Carr is running with the ones. Carr has recovered fully from his concussion and rib injury, which were suffered in the Raiders' second preseason game. If Carr plays well against the Seahawks, we would not entirely rule out the possibility he starts Week 1 against the Jets. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:04 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.84 (2653rd)
  • Newton playing will come down to pain mgmt.
    The Panthers don't expect to know Cam Newton's (rib) Week 1 availability until next week.

    Advice: Newton has a hairline rib fracture in his back region. "We'll treat him day by day and evaluate him at the end of the week and see how he is," Rivera said. "We expect him to get past the soreness in the next few days and then be able to do a lot more as the days go." Newton's ability to play will come down to "pain management." We suspect he'll be out there Week 1 at Tampa, but perhaps with fewer designed runs in the playbook. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:33 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.10 (14th)
  • Browns 'fairly certain' Gordon will miss time
    Coach Mike Pettine conceded Sunday the Browns are "fairly certain" Josh Gordon's suspension will cost him time during the 2014 season.

    Advice: In other words, the Browns don't anticipate appeals officer Harold Henderson letting Gordon entirely off the hook. The initial belief was that Gordon's suspension appeal was an "all-or-nothing" proposition. The Browns likely remain hopeful he will at least be available for some portion of the season, but there's still no word from the NFL. "We're fairly certain that we're not going to have him for at minimum some part of the year," Pettine said. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:36 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Cam Newton has hairline fracture in his ribs
    Cam Newton has been diagnosed with a hairline fracture in his ribs, but the Panthers are optimistic he will play in Week 1.

    Advice: Coach Ron Rivera said Sunday he "thinks" Newton will play Week 1 at Tampa Bay. The September 7 opener is exactly two weeks away. Newton will obviously be held out of Carolina's preseason finale. Newton's rib and ankle injuries are an increasing concern for his mobility and rushing potential, as OC Mike Shula may scale back designed runs in an effort to keep his quarterback healthy. Those worries are still baked into Newton's mid- to late-seventh-round ADP, where he is a value pick. This latest news will probably push him into the eighth round of 12-team drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:48 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.10 (14th)
  • Josh Gordon sat with 'medical issue'
    Suspended WR Josh Gordon didn't play in Saturday's third preseason game due to a "medical issue."

    Advice: Gordon is believed to be dealing with an abdominal injury. He's likely day to day. NFL reporters don't expect a decision on Gordon's suspension appeal before Monday at the soonest. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:19 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Cody Latimer has one drop, one nice grab
    Second-round rookie Cody Latimer played behind veteran Andre Caldwell in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.

    Advice: Latimer exclusively played with the second- and third-stringers while Caldwell got some first-team work. The rookie finished with one catch for 17 yards and had a bad drop. This will be a situation worth monitoring closely as Wes Welker took yet another shot to the head Saturday night, which could force Emmanuel Sanders into the slot. Latimer would give the Broncos far more upside on the outside than Caldwell, but John Fox's penchant for burying rookies is concerning. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:07 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.89 (265th)
  • Josh Gordon not targeted in tune-up game
    Josh Gordon was active for Saturday's preseason game, but wasn't targeted.

    Advice: If he played a snap, we didn't see it. It's a strong sign the Browns don't expect to have Gordon for Week 1. If Gordon is done for August, he finishes with three catches for 40 yards. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:04 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Saints WR Stills aggravates quad versus Colts
    Kenny Stills aggravated his quad injury in Saturday night's preseason game against the Colts.

    Advice: The same injury cost Stills each of New Orleans' first two preseason games. Stills started Saturday's exhibition -- ahead of rookie Brandin Cooks -- but fell hard on a first-quarter deep-ball attempt from Drew Brees that fell incomplete. It's now a question whether Stills will be 100 percent for Week 1. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:58 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.62 (145th)
  • Daniel Thomas still not ready for game-action
    Daniel Thomas (hamstring) is inactive for Miami's third preseason game.

    Advice: Thomas won't play despite returning to practice this week. He's yet to appear in a preseason game and is in danger of losing his roster spot. UDFA Damien Williams will be the No. 3 back through Miami's rotation. Knowshon Moreno and Charles Clay are active, as expected. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:49 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2243rd)
  • Frankie Hammond to start third preseason game
    Second-year UDFA WR Frankie Hammond Jr. will start in Kansas City's third preseason game.

    Advice: Hammond is having a strong start to the preseason, with four catches for 67 yards on six targets. He's been filling in for Dwayne Bowe (quad) at Z receiver, and has "been a star during the offseason and training camp." Hammond is a virtual lock to make the Chiefs' final roster. With Bowe suspended for the first game, Hammond could be the Week 1 starter opposite Donnie Avery. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:11 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2151st)
  • Cam Newton will play in fourth preseason game
    Cam Newton will play in the Panthers' fourth preseason game.

    Advice: Starters are usually rested in the fourth contest, but Newton and the Panthers' offense have struggled to move the ball this preseason. "It was very evident that we've got to get him out there," coach Ron Rivera said. "We've got to get our quarterback out on the field, and he's got to get some timing with those guys." Newton suffered a back contusion Friday night, but appears fine. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:32 am
     
    Probable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.10 (14th)
  • C-Mike has nice night against the Bears
    Christine Michael rushed eight times for 28 yards and caught 3-of-3 targets for 36 yards and a touchdown in the Seahawks' third preseason game.

    Advice: He was the third Seahawks back to enter, behind Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin. Michael and Turbin both got first-team run after Lynch departed, however, with C-Mike handling deep red-zone carries toward the end of Seattle's second drive. Perhaps most promisingly, Michael executed on a first-quarter blitz pickup of Lance Briggs. There are no questions about Michael's running ability, but he still needs to polish the finer points of his game. He fumbled in each of the Seahawks' first two preseason affairs, but displayed ball security on Friday night and was very active in the passing game, which has historically been a weakness for C-Mike. He's a high-upside Dynasty stash, albeit with injury-dependent re-draft value. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:30 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.64 (2313th)
  • Cam Newton sacked three times Friday night
    Cam Newton completed 8-of-12 passes for 88 yards and added three rushes for 12 yards in the Panthers' third preseason game Friday night.

    Advice: Newton was forced from the field in the second quarter after an awkward hit from Patriots LB Jamie Collins, but returned one play later. Newton's numbers look respectable, but the offense struggled. Newton was sacked three times in five series, and failed to lead the Panthers' past the New England 40. Newton is 12-of-21 for 153 yards this preseason, and has been sacked five times. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:48 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.10 (14th)
  • Eddie Lacy looks dominant during lone drive
    Eddie Lacy played just one series in Friday's preseason game against the Raiders, rushing six times for 36 yards with a touchdown.

    Advice: Lacy was nothing short of dominant. The Packers' ran no-huddle exclusively on their opening drive, and Lacy showed his improved versatility by never leaving the field -- even on third downs. The Raiders were no match for his physicality as he ran through arm tackles and punctuated the seven-play drive with a 1-yard touchdown plunge. Lacy only played 19 snaps this preseason, but totaled 11 carries for 61 yards (5.54 YPC) and two catches for 22 yards. We would not let him get past the No. 5 overall pick in standard formats. This is a grown man that's going to eat in one of the league's most explosive offenses. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:28 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.64 (25th)
  • Derek Carr active for third preseason game
    Derek Carr (ribs) is active for Friday night's preseason game against the Packers.

    Advice: The Raiders didn't list Carr among their inactives, but it doesn't necessarily mean that he's going to play. Carr is expected to sit out after suffering a concussion and bruised ribs in the Raiders' second preseason game. Marcel Reece (foot) is also listed as active. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:43 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.84 (2653rd)
  • Report: No decision on Josh Gordon this week
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports there will be no decision on Josh Gordon's suspension appeal this week.

    Advice: Per FOX Sports' Mike Garofolo, the NFL Players Union and Gordon's reps were expecting a decision by the end of this week. RapSheet says one isn't coming, however. The holdup is believed to be due to a high volume of testimony on both sides stemming from Gordon's latest failed drug test. Gordon failed several drug tests in college, as well. He'll remain in limbo until appeals officer Harold Henderson makes a decision. Hopefully, it'll happen next week. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:56 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Jeremy Hill likely to work with ones Sunday
    Bengals OC Hue Jackson said rookie RB Jeremy Hill is "worthy of playing" with the starting offense and will likely get some work with the ones in Sunday's third preseason game.

    Advice: Hill has worked with the twos and threes through the first two weeks of the preseason, though Jackson said he actually thought Hill had already gotten some run with the ones. Jackson isn't concerned about Hill's ability to sync with the starters, saying he thinks "that's a little overrated -- runners run." While BenJarvus Green-Ellis has been the second back through the rotation so far, Hill's clearly the more talented runner. He's over his shoulder "injury." We feel comfortable projecting Hill as the 1B to Gio Bernard's 1A. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:06 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.48 (154th)
  • Zach Ertz goes 2/24 versus Steelers Thursday
    Zach Ertz caught 2-of-2 targets for 24 yards in Thursday's preseason game.

    Advice: Brent Celek stole Ertz's thunder with two highlight-reel grabs, but according to Pro Football Focus' Nathan Jahnke, Ertz was on the field for 31 of Philadelphia's first 49 snaps. Ertz spent ample time in the slot. Celek could occasionally cramp Ertz's style, but we still think Ertz is an intriguing back-end TE1. He has eight catches for 110 yards and a touchdown through three preseason games. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:46 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.07 (122nd)
  • Derek Carr sitting out third preseason game
    Derek Carr (ribs) will sit out Friday's preseason game against the Packers.

    Advice: It's a major missed opportunity for the second-round signal caller, who could have put heat on struggling starter Matt Schaub with a strong performance. Schaub is now all but guaranteed to be under center come Week 1. Carr will probably still make starts sooner rather than later. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:55 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.84 (2653rd)
  • Carroll: RB Michael 'most improved player'
    Speaking Thursday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll called Christine Michael the "most-improved player on the team."

    Advice: They're well-timed comments for fantasy owners, as Michael has been running as the Seahawks' No. 3 running back this summer. Carroll's remarks are a reminder that the Seahawks remain bullish on their 2013 second-rounder. Michael's game is not as well-rounded as Turbin's at the moment, but he boasts rare raw-rushing ability. Michael could still make a 2014 impact. Dynasty-league owners have to remain patient. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:08 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.64 (2313th)
  • Colts waive RB Phillip Tanner
    Colts waived RB Phillip Tanner.

    Advice: Tanner's roster spot is being taken by RB David Fluellen, who was acquired from the Eagles on Wednesday. Tanner rushed for a pitiful four yards on eight carries in two preseason games, fumbling once. He's a fringe talent. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:40 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2218th)
  • No settlement talks in Josh Gordon appeal
    Profootballtalk reports there have been no settlement talks in the Josh Gordon case.

    Advice: It's been two-plus weeks since Gordon's appeal was heard, but the sides have yet to come to the bargaining table. They still could, but it would seem to grow less likely by the day. Absent a settlement, Gordon is looking at an all-or-nothing proposition (16 games if the ruling is upheld, zero if it's not). Reports from last week suggested the case should be settled before the end of this week. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:36 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1963rd)
  • Jeremy Hill (shoulder) back on practice field
    Rookie RB Jeremy Hill is practicing at Bengals camp after suffering a shoulder injury in Saturday night's preseason game.

    Advice: Hill tweeted after the game that his shoulder is "fine," and he's practicing without limitations. Bengals beat writer Paul Dehner has projected Hill for 10-15 carries per game this season, but to this point Giovani Bernard has handled every single first-team exhibition game rep. We'll keep a close eye on Hill's usage in the Bengals' regular season dress rehearsal. The rookie power back has 52 yards on nine carries (5.78 YPC) and two receptions for 13 yards through two preseason games. Bernard has 10-32, with two catches for 15 yards. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:20 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.48 (154th)
  • Daniel Thomas back at practice Monday
    Daniel Thomas (hamstring) returned to Dolphins practice Monday.

    Advice: Thomas missed over two weeks of practice. He now needs to show something over the next two weeks to keep his roster spot. He'll be in big trouble if he's not ready for this weekend's regular-season dress rehearsal. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 18, 1:12 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2243rd)
  • Carr (concussion) already back at practice
    Derek Carr (concussion) has been cleared to resume practicing.

    Advice: It's suspiciously quick clearance after Carr was concussed in Saturday's preseason game, but so it goes. Carr was practicing with extra padding on his injured ribs. Despite the ailments, Carr is now on track to suit up for Friday's regular-season dress rehearsal against the Packers. Carr could put more heat on Matt Schaub with a strong showing in Green Bay. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 18, 12:05 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.84 (2653rd)
  • Lovie not happy with where Tim Wright is
    Coach Lovie Smith said Tim Wright "hasn't played as well as he should be playing."

    Advice: Wright has struggled with drops in the pass game and blocking in the run game. It's a surefire way to get buried on the depth chart. Right now, he's behind Chris Owusu for the slot job, and both Austin Seferian-Jenkins/Brandon Myers at tight end. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 18, 8:50 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.50 (263rd)
  • Alex Henery still penciled in as starting K
    Coach Chip Kelly confirmed that Alex Henery is his No. 1 kicker.

    Advice: Henery, who is facing competition in camp for the first time in his career, missed a 47-yarder in Friday's preseason game against the Bears. But UDFA Carey Spear aka "Murderleg" isn't a threat yet. "We need to get Alex as much work as he can possibly get," Kelly said. "It's clear in our mind that Alex is number one over Carey." The coach added that Henery has missed only two kicks in competitive situations during camp, going 5-of-5 from 50+ and 8-of-8 from 45-to-49 yards. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 18, 5:01 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.08 (202nd)
  • Cam leads 2 TD drives in 2014 preseason debut
    Cam Newton (ankle) started Carolina's second preseason game Sunday night, completing 4-of-9 passes for 65 yards.

    Advice: Dealing with rust in his 2014 debut, Newton went three-and-out on each of the Panthers' first three possessions. He displayed plenty of movement ability on his surgically repaired ankle, but was inaccurate early, missing Jerricho Cotchery badly on a sideline route and overthrowing an open Kelvin Benjamin on a vertical shot. Cam settled down on his fourth and fifth drives, which were both capped by Jonathan Stewart goal-line TDs. Newton hit Kelvin Benjamin on a crosser for 24 yards and Jason Avant for 25 deep down the middle. So far, the early returns on Carolina's oft-ripped offensive line and receiver corps are promising. It's worth noting Greg Olsen (calf) did not play Sunday night. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 17, 6:39 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.10 (14th)
  • Cody Latimer skies for 33-yard TD catch
    Broncos second-round pick Cody Latimer caught a 33-yard touchdown pass in Sunday's second preseason game against the 49ers.

    Advice: Running with the Broncos' twos, Latimer went up and over 49ers rookie CB Dontae Johnson for his 33-yard score in the third quarter, delivered by Brock Osweiler. It was the first reception of Latimer's pro career; he finished Denver's exhibition opener catch-less on one target. Latimer is worth a late pick in best-ball and deeper re-draft leagues, but needs one of Denver's top three receivers to miss time in order to become useful in fantasy. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 17, 4:13 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.89 (265th)
  • Kenny Stills returns to Saints practice
    Kenny Stills (quad) returned to Saints practice Sunday.

    Advice: Stills suffered the quad injury very early in camp, and the Saints were especially cautious about bringing him back. He missed each of the first two preseason games. Stills is currently going in the 11th round of standard drafts. Rookie teammate Brandin Cooks' ADP has meanwhile skyrocketed into the sixth. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 17, 2:47 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.62 (145th)
  • Daniel Thomas misses another preseason game
    Daniel Thomas missed the Dolphins' second preseason game with a hamstring injury.

    Advice: He also missed Miami's exhibition opener. Thomas has been sidelined for at least two weeks, which should continue to decrease his odds of making the Dolphins' 53-man roster. If Knowshon Moreno gets healthy, it's conceivable the Fins could go with just three backs: Lamar Miller, Moreno, and UDFA Damien Williams. Mike Gillislee is also on the shelf with a balky hamstring. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 17, 12:23 pm
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2243rd)
  • Jeremy Hill: Injured shoulder will be 'fine'
    Jeremy Hill tweeted late Saturday night that his injured right shoulder is "fine."

    Advice: Speaking Sunday morning, coach Marvin Lewis expressed no concern about Hill, noting that the only potentially-significant injury the Bengals suffered was by backup RB Rex Burkhead. Hill was dinged up after managing 26 yards on five touches against the Jets' backups. We'll keep an eye on Hill's practice participation this week. For now, it looks like he's avoided serious injury. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 17, 7:43 am
     
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.48 (154th)
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