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  • Adrian Peterson out indefinitely, Exempt List
    The Vikings announced early Wednesday morning that they're placing Adrian Peterson on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list, requiring the running back to stay away from the team until further notice.

    Advice: There's no mandatory length of stay on the list, but the Vikings indicated that Peterson would remain there "until the legal proceedings are resolved." Clearly, that suggests it'll be more than a one- or two-week matter. Instead, it now seems Matt Asiata could be the Vikings' starting running back for the long haul, and he should be picked up in all formats. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:08 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    14.33 (15th)
  • Vikings could 'reverse course' on Peterson
    Profootballtalk reports the Vikings could "reverse course" on Monday's decision to reinstate Adrian Peterson.

    Advice: Instead of dying down, the firestorm has only intensified since the Vikings welcomed back their franchise back, with the NFL looking into the case and the governor of Minnesota calling for AD to be suspended. Although the Vikes are unlikely to release Peterson outright like the Ravens did with Ray Rice, they'll probably do the same math. That would be concluding that the controversy isn't worth it, and suspending AD until his legal situation is resolved. He's less than 50-50 to be active for Week 3. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:01 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    14.33 (15th)
  • Falcons not concerned about Roddy's status
    The Falcons are not concerned about Roddy White's (hamstring) Week 3 status.

    Advice: White didn't miss a snap in Sunday's loss. "It's not important for Roddy to practice,'' coach Mike Smith said after White sat out Tuesday's session. "We'd like for Roddy to practice, but it's all about getting Roddy ready on a short week." Even if White sits again on Wednesday, you won't have to sweat his status for Thursday's game against the Bucs. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:24 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.17 (89th)
  • Bears release veteran blocking TE Mulligan
    Bears released TE Matthew Mulligan.

    Advice: A veteran blocker, Mulligan could be brought back at a later date. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:15 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1789th)
  • Falcons hint Roddy White will play Thursday
    Speaking after Tuesday's practice, Falcons coach Mike Smith "indicated" Roddy White (hamstring) will play in Thursday's game against the Bucs.

    Advice: White missed Monday and Tuesday's practices, but it appears the Falcons are just trying to manage his reps on a short week. That being said, it's possible he could end up a game-time decision on Thursday. After struggling through an injury-plagued 2013, White has started out 2014 with a variety of nicks and bruises. With his status still up in the air, White should be considered a mid-range WR2 for Week 3. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:07 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.17 (89th)
  • Jaguars send Marcedes Lewis to I.R./return
    Jaguars placed TE Marcedes Lewis (ankle) on injured reserve/designated to return.

    Advice: Lewis suffered a severe high-ankle sprain in Sunday's loss to the Redskins. He'll be first eligible to return in Week 12, as the Jaguars are on bye in Week 11. Lewis is wholly droppable in 14-team leagues. Lewis' backup, Clay Harbor, is still recovering from a long-term calf injury, and is questionable for Week 3. Journeyman Mickey Shuler is the next man up on the depth chart. The Jags have also promoted TE Marcel Jensen from the practice squad. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:27 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1792nd)
  • Seferian-Jenkins not practicing on Tuesday
    Rookie TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (foot) remained out of Bucs practice Tuesday.

    Advice: Seferian-Jenkins isn't looking good for Thursday night's game against the Falcons. It will be his second-straight absence if he can't suit up. Brandon Myers had just two catches for 33 yards in Sunday's loss to the Rams. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:11 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1869th)
  • Gordon won't earn longer ban for DWI charge
    Josh Gordon has pled guilty to DWI charges in Wake County, North Carolina, and been sentenced to 12 months of unsupervised probation.

    Advice: He must also pay a $390 fine. The league's new drug policy mandates a two-game suspension for players who are convicted or plead out in drunk-driving cases, but Gordon's arrest occurred under the old policy. Per Profootballtalk, he'll only be subject to a fine, and won't have his current 10-game ban lengthened. NFL.com's Albert Breer reports Gordon has been "assured" that's the case. It means he's still on track to return in Week 12, and no longer has any outstanding legal issues. Now hopefully Gordon can stay on the straight and narrow. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:49 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2120th)
  • Report: Vernon Davis avoids serious injury
    A source tells CSN Bay Area that Vernon Davis has avoided a significant left ankle injury.

    Advice: Davis' Monday MRI revealed a deep bruise and no structural damage, meaning he could suit up for Sunday's Week 3 game against the Cardinals. It sounds like a mild, "low" kind of sprain. If Davis does have to sit a game out, the 49ers may have to turn to Derek Carrier at tight end with Vance McDonald (knee) questionable. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:29 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.84 (103rd)
  • MIN's Governor calls for Peterson suspension
    Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is calling for the Vikings to suspend Adrian Peterson.

    Advice: Public and political pressure on both the Vikings and the NFL continues to mount. "Whipping a child to the extent of visible wounds, as has been alleged, should not be tolerated in our state. Therefore, I believe the team should suspend Mr. Peterson, until the accusations of child abuse have been resolved by the criminal justice system," read a statement from Dayton. The Vikings have chosen to reinstate Peterson. It remains to be seen if the NFL can or will step in with further discipline. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:59 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    14.33 (15th)
  • Panthers expect DeAngelo Williams back Sunday
    The Panthers expect DeAngelo Williams (thigh) to return for Sunday night's game against the Steelers.

    Advice: Williams missed last week's win over the Lions after a thigh injury flared up on him. Assuming he gets through practice without a setback, he'll be ready to share the load with Jonathan Stewart in a plus matchup against Pittsburgh. Both backs will be low-upside RB3 types thanks to the cap on touches. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:31 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.29 (175th)
  • Lance Moore back practicing in full
    Lance Moore (groin) has resumed practicing in full.

    Advice: Moore missed the first two games, leaving Justin Brown to act as the No. 3 receiver. The veteran should be fine to return as a fourth option behind Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton and Heath Miller. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:25 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    4.13 (1769th)
  • Roddy (hamstring) not practicing on Tuesday
    Roddy White (hamstring) did not practice Tuesday.

    Advice: It's a concern with the Falcons playing on a short week and White's availability remains up in the air for Thursday night's game against the Bucs. His status will be updated again on Wednesday when the Falcons release their official injury report. Owners can protect themselves by adding Harry Douglas, who would play every snap if White sits. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:58 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.17 (89th)
  • Mike Tolbert (chest) day to day
    Mike Tolbert (chest) could miss practice time this week.

    Advice: Tolbert suffered a bruised sternum on a goal-line carry. He should be considered day to day. With DeAngelo Williams and Fozzy Whittaker also dealing with injuries, Jonathan Stewart is the Panthers' only healthy running back. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:29 am
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.49 (203rd)
  • Khiry Robinson's role set to grow
    Khiry Robinson's role is set to expand with Mark Ingram (hand) out at least a month.

    Advice: Robinson is a former UDFA out of West Texas A&M that has a lot of Chris Ivory in his game. PFF credited him with 15 missed tackles forced on 75 rushes last season (including playoffs) and he graded out higher than the likes of Reggie Bush and Matt Forte in Elusive Ratings. Unlike Ivory, Robinson is also a plus in the pass game. Now looking at the goal-line work and a share of the base snaps with Pierre Thomas, Khiry is worth adding in all formats. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:26 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    8.34 (111th)
  • Clay Harbor hoping to practice Wednesday
    Jaguars TE Clay Harbor (calf) is hoping to practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Harbor's return has gained more importance as Marcedes Lewis (ankle) is out 6-8 weeks. Right now, Mickey Shuler is the only healthy tight end on the roster. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:16 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    2.83 (236th)
  • NFL says Adrian Peterson case is under review
    The NFL says the Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy cases are under review.

    Advice: The Vikings chose to reinstate Peterson Monday, but deferred any questions about further discipline to the league office. The NFL's new hire Lisa Friel, a former New York prosecutor, is examining both cases. No one seems to know if the NFL has the power to step in and suspend Peterson before the case goes to trial, but we do know that FOX's Jay Glazer reported Sunday it falls under the new domestic violence policy. First-time offenders of that policy get a six-game ban. We'd try to hold Matt Asiata until the dust settles here. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:56 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    14.33 (15th)
  • Roddy, Julio tentatively expected to be fine
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution believes Roddy White (hamstring) and Julio Jones (ankle) will be ready for Thursday's game against the Bucs.

    Advice: Beat writer D. Orlando Ledbetter was merely responding to a question on Twitter, not reporting. We should get more from the team following Tuesday's practice. Owners that still want to protect themselves can add No. 3 wideout Harry Douglas. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:53 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.17 (89th)
  • Davante Adams out-snapped Jarrett Boykin
    Davante Adams out-snapped Jarrett Boykin 37-25 in Sunday's win over the Jets.

    Advice: Boykin started as the No. 3 receiver, but got a quick hook after failing to come up with a tough pass in the red zone. Adams came on and immediately impressed, finishing with a 5-50-0 line on seven targets. If the second-round rookie hasn't forced an all-out rotation here, he's certainly breathing down the veteran's neck. Adams is worth an add in deeper formats just in case he steals the third wideout job full-time. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:18 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.56 (167th)
  • Moncrief catches lone target for 16 yards
    Donte Moncrief caught his lone target for 16 yards in the Colts' Week 2 loss to the Eagles.

    Advice: It was Moncrief's first NFL catch. He's the clear No. 4 receiver in Indy, but won't play a large role unless OC Pep Hamilton reluctantly opens up the offense or gets fired. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:39 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    1.44 (2561st)
  • Matthews catches 1-of-4 targets in MNF win
    Jordan Matthews caught 1-of-4 targets for 17 yards in the Eagles' Week 2 win over the Colts.

    Advice: Matthews played in three-wide sets out of the slot, as expected. On his lone catch, Matthews caught an earful from coach Chip Kelly for not getting out of bounds. As the fifth or sixth option in the passing game, Matthews isn't start-able in fantasy. He won't have value unless there are injuries in Philadelphia. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:37 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    3.59 (2349th)
  • Roddy battling hamstring injury ahead of TNF
    Roddy White (hamstring) did not practice Monday.

    Advice: It's a new injury for the 32-year-old. White has been battling a left knee issue for the past few months, but the hamstring is his latest concern. With the Falcons playing the Bucs on Thursday night on a short week, White needs to be watched closely. We'll update his status again no later than Tuesday afternoon. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:20 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.17 (89th)
  • TMZ: A.P. cleared in latest child abuse case
    TMZ reports Adrian Peterson has already been cleared of the latest child abuse accusation involving one of his other sons.

    Advice: Peterson was accused of hitting one of his other sons, a four-year-old, in the forehead and leaving him with a scar after disciplining him for cursing at a sibling. A source said the case went nowhere because it was determined the boy was injured when he accidentally hit his head on a carseat while Peterson was punishing him. Peterson's form of discipline was "not impermissible." In Texas, parents are allowed to administer "reasonable punishment." Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:39 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    14.33 (15th)
  • A.P. being investigated for more child abuse
    CBS 11 Houston reports Adrian Peterson is being investigated for another child abuse accusation involving one of his other sons.

    Advice: According to the news station, one of Peterson's four-year-old son's was disciplined by Peterson for cursing at one of his siblings. The boy sustained a scar over his right eye. Peterson has at least five children with multiple different women, and is believed to have as many as seven kids out of wedlock. If more information comes to light, the Vikings could discipline Peterson yet again. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:12 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    14.33 (15th)
  • Gordon to attend Browns facility during ban
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Josh Gordon will be able to attend the Browns' facility during his ten-game suspension.

    Advice: The Browns reportedly pushed hard for Gordon to be allowed to attend meetings and work out in the team weight room, which makes sense because he seems like a young player in need of a constant support system. Fantasy owners can continue to cling to Gordon, but we suspect he'll end up getting dropped in most normal-sized leagues during bye-week crunches. He'll be eligible in Week 12. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:05 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2120th)
  • Vernon Davis undergoing MRI on left ankle
    Vernon Davis is undergoing an MRI on his left ankle.

    Advice: Davis suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss, and was spotted on crutches afterward. It's quite possible he has a high-ankle sprain, which would sideline him in the neighborhood of four weeks. Backup Vance McDonald is dealing with a knee injury, meaning third-year UDFA Derek Carrier could be the next man up on the depth chart. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:25 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.84 (103rd)
  • DeAngelo Williams working out on Tuesday
    DeAngelo Williams (thigh) will work out on Tuesday, and "see how he is."

    Advice: How Williams feels on Tuesday will determine how much he practices on Wednesday, setting the tone for his Week 3 availability. Right now he should be considered day to day, and an even 50-50 to suit up against Pittsburgh. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:20 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.29 (175th)
  • Jags TE Marcedes Lewis (ankle) out 6-8 weeks
    Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis (ankle) will be out 6-8 weeks.

    Advice: Lewis is now a candidate for injured reserve with a designation to return. It's a tough pill to swallow for the Jags, who were already lacking weapons and now lose a security blanket in the pass game. It's also more bad news for a woeful offensive line, as Lewis has the ability to be a difference-maker as a blocker. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:57 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1792nd)
  • Peterson reinstated, expected to play Sunday
    The Vikings have reinstated Adrian Peterson and he is expected to play in Sunday's Week 3 game at New Orleans.

    Advice: The Vikings are using the "due process" excuse following Peterson's indictment on charges of reckless and negligent injury to a child. Of course, if Peterson wasn't the best player on the team then he'd be held to a different standard. "Today's decision was made after significant thought, discussion and consideration," read a Monday statement from the Vikings. "As evidenced by our decision to deactivate Adrian from yesterday's game, this is clearly a very important issue." The NFL's hands could also be tied as Peterson's case winds its way through the courts. Still, we'd hold Matt Asiata on rosters just in case Roger Goodell steps in. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:48 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    14.33 (15th)
  • Vernon Davis on crutches after loss to Bears
    Vernon Davis (ankle) was spotted on crutches following Sunday night's 28-20 loss to the Bears.

    Advice: Davis hurt his left ankle when he was dragged down from behind by Bears LB Jon Bostic in the fourth quarter. The severity of the sprain is unknown, with a Monday MRI likely pending. Backup Vance McDonald was also limited by a first-half knee injury, leaving third-stringer Derek Carrier to catch three passes for 41 yards. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:42 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.84 (103rd)
  • Report: Vikings won't release Adrian Peterson
    A source tells the New York Post that the Vikings will not release Adrian Peterson.

    Advice: The Post has sources on this story because Minnesota's ownership group is New Jersey-based. The Vikings are expected to make an announcement regarding Peterson's status at some point Monday and it's possible they'll choose to suspend him even before the NFL steps in. They could also try to trade Peterson. Note that the NFL is expected to review the case under the new domestic violence policy, not the personal conduct policy. First-time offenders of the domestic violence policy get a six-game ban. With Peterson inactive Sunday, Matt Asiata totaled 84 yards and a touchdown on 18 touches as the Vikings lost 30-7 to the Patriots. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:31 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    14.33 (15th)
  • Vernon Davis suffers ankle injury on SNF
    Vernon Davis has been ruled out of Sunday night's Week 2 game against the Bears with an ankle injury.

    Advice: Davis injured his ankle after being dragged down from behind in the fourth quarter. He limped off the field and was eventually carted off. Davis secured all three of his targets for 39 yards prior to going down. There's a chance Davis may be dealing with a high-ankle sprain, which would cost him multiple weeks. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:34 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.84 (103rd)
  • Davante Adams gets some run as No. 3 WR
    Davante Adams caught five passes for 50 yards in Sunday's Week 2 win over the Jets.

    Advice: Adams didn't open the game in three-wide sets, but he began to get run ahead of Jarrett Boykin after Boykin dropped a difficult pass in the red zone. When the dust settled, Adams had 5-50-0 on seven targets and Boykin had 1-6-0 on three targets. We'll be anxious to see the final snap counts. Don't expect a complete changing of the guard here, but Adams is clearly breathing down Boykin's neck and may have passed him. He's worth an add in deeper formats. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:02 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.56 (167th)
  • Mike Tolbert gets 7 touches in Week 2 victory
    Mike Tolbert was thrown for -5 yards on four carries and caught three passes for 33 yards in the Panthers' Week 2 win over the Lions.

    Advice: The Lions' defensive front lived in the Panthers' backfield in this one, and Jonathan Stewart got the nod ahead of Tolbert in a fourth-quarter scoring situation, with Stewart powering in from two yards out. Tolbert now has 16 touches through two games. With DeAngelo Williams (thigh) likely to return sooner rather than later, it's hard to get behind Tolbert having any fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:51 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.49 (203rd)
  • Robinson runs for 31 yards in loss to Browns
    Khiry Robinson rushed for 31 yards on eight carries in the Saints' Week 2 loss to the Browns.

    Advice: Robinson continues to play behind Mark Ingram, who is running the ball with the best of them right now. Robinson gives Ingram breathers and is really nothing more than a RB3/4 who is ultra touchdown-dependent. He'll need Ingram to go down with an injury to have any real meaningful work. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:36 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    8.34 (111th)
  • Roddy White has five-catch day in loss
    Roddy White caught 5-of-8 targets for 42 yards in the Falcons' Week 2 loss to the Bengals.

    Advice: It was a quiet day for White in a game where the Falcons' passing attack could never get on track. White now has 10 grabs for 114 yards and a touchdown through two games. It's a slower start than we envisioned, but White still has WR1 upside for an offense that's going to throw all day long. The Falcons are hosting the Bucs for Thursday Night Football in Week 3. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:00 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.17 (89th)
  • Marcedes Lewis scores TD, later hurts ankle
    Marcedes Lewis left Sunday's Week 2 game against the Redskins in the third quarter with a high-ankle sprain.

    Advice: Late in the second quarter, Lewis split wide and took advantage of a horrible angle by Redskins S Baccari Rambo to score a 69-yard touchdown. But in the third quarter, he had to limp off and is done for the day. Lewis finishes with a 2-71-1 line. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:06 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1792nd)
  • Peterson review to be under domestic violence
    According to FOX's Jay Glazer, Adrian Peterson's case will be reviewed under the NFL's new domestic violence policy and not the personal conduct policy.

    Advice: It's a major distinction as the first-time offenders of the domestic violence policy get a six-game suspension -- with potential for more if children are present. First-time offenders of the personal conduct policy are not typically suspended. Meanwhile, the Vikings are expected to make an announcement about Peterson's status going forward as soon as Monday morning. Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon could very well be looking at extended run as the Vikings' top-two backs. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:09 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    14.33 (15th)
  • Peterson highlights Vikings' Week 2 inactives
    Vikings declared RB Adrian Peterson, QB Christian Ponder, LB Michael Mauti, G David Yankey, WR Rodney Smith, LB Brandon Watts and DE Scott Crichton inactive for Week 2 against the Patriots.

    Advice: With Peterson out, Matt Asiata will carry the load in the Vikings' backfield. Rookie Jerick McKinnon should also see some work. Brandon Watts is week-to-week with a knee injury. Michael Mauti (foot) and Rodney Smith (hamstring) were both game-time decisions. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:40 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    14.33 (15th)
  • DeAngelo Williams inactive; Stewart to start
    DeAngelo Williams (thigh) is inactive for Week 2 against the Lions.

    Advice: Jonathan Stewart will get the start, though he is expected to rotate with Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker versus a stout Detroit defense. The Panthers' full Week 2 inactive list, beyond Williams, is DE Greg Hardy, QB Joe Webb, S Tre Boston, LB Jason Williams, G Garry Williams, and OL Andrew Norwell. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:36 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.29 (175th)
  • Roddy White officially active versus Bengals
    Roddy White (knee) is officially active for Week 2 against the Bengals.

    Advice: Fire him up as you normally would. White is in the WR1 conversation for what should be a high-scoring game. Inactive for the Falcons are LT Jake Matthews, QB Sean Renfree, WR Courtney Roby, CB Javier Arenas, LB Tyler Starr, C James Stone and DE Cliff Matthews. Matthews' absence leaves Gabe Carimi on Matt Ryan's blindside, and Lamar Holmes on the right. It's a concern, but not enough to downgrade Matt Ryan. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:30 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.17 (89th)
  • Report: DeAngelo expected to miss Week 2
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Panthers don't expect DeAngelo Williams (thigh) to play Sunday against the Lions.

    Advice: Williams showed up on the injury report Thursday after mid-week soreness. The Panthers are concerned with his explosion and burst on the balky quad. Jonathan Stewart will carry the mail for Carolina against a stout Detroit front. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:45 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.29 (175th)
  • Josh Gordon 'notified' of 10-game suspension
    According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Josh Gordon "has been notified" his suspension will be reduced from 16 to 10 games, "pending final approval" of the NFL's new drug policy.

    Advice: Profootballtalk.com has now joined the Plain Dealer and ESPN's Adam Schefter in reporting Gordon's suspension will indeed be ten games, reduced from 16. The new substance abuse policy reduced the ban. PFT's Mike Florio reports Gordon will be subject to another two-game suspension stemming from his offseason DUI arrest, but Florio considers it "unlikely" that the additional ban will be enforced during the 2014 season. So Gordon's projected return date this year is November 23 against the Falcons. That's Week 12. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:31 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2120th)
  • Gordon's suspension to go from 16 to 10 games
    ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms Josh Gordon's suspension is expected to be reduced from 16 to 10 games under the NFL's new drug policy.

    Advice: The drug policy has not yet been formally agreed upon, but all signs point to a deal being hammered out shortly. Schefter's report confirms the initial story from the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Gordon isn't going to be eligible to play until Week 12, and based on coach Mike Pettine's comments from today, it sounds like the Browns aren't even entirely sure he'll rejoin them then. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:14 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2120th)
  • Marcedes Lewis listed as probable, will play
    Marcedes Lewis (hamstring) is probable Week 2.

    Advice: Lewis will be a low-end TE2 for Sunday's game. He had six catches for 35 yards on nine targets in Week 1. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 5:01 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1792nd)
  • Report: Gordon's suspension will be 10 games
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Josh Gordon will be suspended ten games under the terms of the NFL's new drug policy.

    Advice: It's two more games than expected, but at least Gordon will be available, technically, in Weeks 12-17 for the Browns. That assumes he makes no mistakes during the ten-game ban, and no more games are tacked on for his offseason DUI arrest. We suspect fantasy owners will have a tough time hanging onto Gordon as bye-week crunches set in, but it's certainly worth trying in 12- and 14-team leagues. Gordon was already suspended for Week 1, and the Browns' bye is in Week 4, so the projected return date is Week 12. Asked Friday whether he thinks Gordon will rejoin the Browns at any point this year, coach Mike Pettine responded "I'll believe it when I see it." Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:26 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2120th)
  • Report: DeAngelo Williams is unlikely to play
    ESPN's Ed Werder reports DeAngelo Williams (questionable, thigh) is "not likely to play" in Week 2 against the Lions, "barring unexpected improvement."

    Advice: Werder reports Williams "did some running" on Friday, but "still has pain" in his thigh. The Panthers figure to turn to Jonathan Stewart as their lead back against Detroit's stingy run defense, with Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker mixing in. Fantasy owners can hold onto Williams as an injured RB4, but it isn't as if he offers much upside when healthy. The Panthers are clearly committed to using three tailbacks, and Cam Newton's healthy return may siphon a few rushing attempts from the pie as well. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:20 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.29 (175th)
  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins out again
    Bucs rookie TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (foot) missed practice again Friday and has been ruled out for Week 2.

    Advice: Brandon Myers is worth a look as a streamer TE1 play this week if you're incredibly desperate. The Rams are stingy against tight ends, however. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:26 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1869th)
  • Pettine taking wait-&-see approach to Gordon
    Browns coach Mike Pettine expressed some skepticism Friday that Josh Gordon will rejoin the team after his eight-game suspension is through.

    Advice: ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Friday that Gordon's ban is expected to dip from 16 to eight games pending the approval of a new drug policy. "I'll believe it when I see it," were Pettine's words. The Browns likely view anything they get from Gordon as a 2014 bonus. Fantasy owners should have the same approach. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:26 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2120th)
  • DeAngelo questionable; Panthers 'concerned'
    Panthers coach Ron Rivera admitted to "concern" over DeAngelo Williams' (thigh, questionable) Week 2 availability after Williams missed Friday's practice.

    Advice: Williams actually missed both Thursday and Friday's practices after waking up "sore" midway through the week. "I'm concerned," Rivera said. "Again he's a running back and he's got to rely on that burst. And based on the way he ran today, we're going to have to see how he is tomorrow morning. If he's just the slightest bit hampered by it ... We'll have to see. It's the burst that you're always worried about." The Charlotte Observer says "carries will be split" among Jonathan Stewart, Mike Tolbert, and Fozzy Whittaker against the Lions' stout run defense if Williams can't play in Week 2. For now, it's not looking like he will. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:12 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.29 (175th)
  • Roddy White (knee) probable for Week 2
    Roddy White (knee) is probable for Week 2 against the Bengals.

    Advice: White had his knee drained in the offseason and banged it up against the Saints in the opener. He's fine. White is Rotoworld's No. 11 receiver play this week. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:58 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.17 (89th)
  • DeAngelo Williams (quad) still not practicing
    DeAngelo Williams (thigh) remained sidelined at Panthers practice Friday.

    Advice: Williams was added to the injury report on Thursday and has missed each of the past two practices. Not that Williams needs to practice to play, but his mid-week soreness has become a concern heading into the weekend. If DeAngelo can't go, Jonathan Stewart will carry a full load with Mike Tolbert as the COP. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:43 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.29 (175th)
  • Schefter: Josh Gordon looking at 8-game ban
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Josh Gordon's suspension is expected to be reduced to eight games once the new drug policy is approved as easily as Friday afternoon.

    Advice: It's exactly what FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reported Thursday evening. We'd obviously expect Gordon to qualify for time already served, so he'd likely be back for Week 10 against the Bengals. Owners who can afford to stash Gordon at the end of their bench would have him in time for a few weeks of the regular season and the fantasy playoffs. We hope to have final word sometime Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:34 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2120th)
  • Falcons' goal is to score 30 points per game
    Roddy White said the Falcons' offensive goal is to score 30 points per game this season.

    Advice: "We always told ourselves we have to score 30 a game," White said. "I mean, we've got the personnel to do it." The Falcons hung 37 points on the Saints in the opener. The over-under for this week's tilt with the Bengals is 49, one of the more highly-projected scoring games of Week 2. White, Matt Ryan, and Julio Jones will be elite fantasy plays every time they take the field in 2014. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:44 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.17 (89th)
  • Eight games most likely for Josh Gordon ban?
    FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo predicts an eight-game suspension for Josh Gordon if the NFL and NFLPA agree to a new drug policy.

    Advice: Garafolo's "educated guess" is based on information from a variety of sources. Garafolo emphasizes that things are changing "minute to minute." ESPN's Adam Schefter has reported the sides would like to reach an agreement by Thursday evening, but it's not considered a slam dunk. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:09 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2120th)
  • Report: Gordon's ban won't be fully reversed
    Appearing on ESPN's NFL Insiders Thursday, Adam Schefter reported Josh Gordon would still be looking at a suspension in the event of a new drug agreement, possibly in the range of 6-10 games.

    Advice: Per Schefter, the NFL and NFLPA are hoping to finalize a new agreement by Thursday evening. It's suspected Wes Welker's ban will be wiped out, but Gordon's case is trickier since his positive test came during the 2013 league year. At the end of the day, we're unlikely to know Gordon's fate before the league makes an official announcement. There's simply too much conflicting information right now. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:08 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2120th)
  • Marcedes Lewis upgraded to 'full' Thursday
    Marcedes Lewis (hamstring) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Lewis is now fully on track to suit up against the Redskins. He'll be on the TE2 borderline. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:35 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1792nd)
  • D-Will added to injury report w/ thigh issue
    DeAngelo Williams was added to the Panthers' injury report on Thursday, missing practice with a thigh issue.

    Advice: According to the Charlotte Observer, D-Will woke up sore on Thursday. Mid-week adds to the injury report are never a good thing, but especially when a player goes from full go to DNP. For now, Williams should be considered questionable. If he can't go against the Lions, Jonathan Stewart will carry the mail, with Mike Tolbert checking in more than usual as a power change-of-pace back. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:21 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.29 (175th)
  • Roddy White (knee) 'good to go' for Week 2
    Roddy White (knee) is "good to go" for Week 2.

    Advice: He was officially limited on Thursday. White admits he was "scared" after he banged his knee at the end of a 39-yard catch in Sunday's win, but he's no longer worried. "I'm feeling really good," White said Thursday. It's a little unnerving that White already has a minor ailment one year after injury issues derailed his season, but he remains locked in as a borderline WR1 for the Falcons' rejuvenated offense. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:44 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.17 (89th)
  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins held out again
    Austin Seferian-Jenkins (foot) is not practicing again Thursday.

    Advice: Seferian-Jenkins, who was in a walking boot as of Wednesday, is looking very shaky for Sunday's matchup with the Rams. Owners that are absolutely desperate at tight end could turn to Brandon Myers, who had 6-41-0 on eight targets in Week 1. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:40 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1869th)
  • NFLPA vote on drug policy won't be Thursday
    The vote among NFLPA reps on a new drug policy is not expected until Friday at the earliest.

    Advice: Josh Gordon, Wes Welker and other recently suspended players remain in limbo. The union is awaiting a response from the league to its latest recommendations before they actually hold their vote, and the league office is a engulfed with the Ray Rice scandal right now. The two sides appear close on a deal, but there are "issues with language on multiple issues, including commissioner authority in the appeals process." Gordon remains worth stashing in all formats even though this isn't going to get sorted out before Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:16 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2120th)
  • Lance Moore (groin) ruled out for Week 2
    Lance Moore (groin) has been ruled out for Thursday night's Week 2 game against the Ravens.

    Advice: Moore will miss his second straight game and has yet to resume practicing. He'll have 10 days to get ready for Week 3. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:11 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    4.13 (1769th)
  • Marcedes Lewis (hamstring) limited Wednesday
    Marcedes Lewis (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Lewis is a key part of the Jaguars' rushing attack as an extra blocker. His contributions to the offense rarely show up in the box score as a low-end TE2. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:43 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1792nd)
  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins' right foot in boot
    Austin Seferian-Jenkins (foot) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: ASJ has his right foot in a walking boot. It's the same foot he suffered a stress fracture in in February, which required surgery. It's unclear if the new injury is related or if the Bucs are just being cautious, but it's something to monitor. Seferian-Jenkins secured his lone target for 26 yards in Week 1. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:27 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1869th)
  • Lance Moore (groin) still not practicing
    Lance Moore (groin) remains sidelined at Steelers practice.

    Advice: Moore missed Week 1 and looks like a long shot to play Thursday against the Ravens on a short week. He'll then have ten days to get ready for Week 3. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:26 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    4.13 (1769th)
  • Davante Adams started to 'take off'
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel says WR Davante Adams "started to take off" in the final weeks of training camp.

    Advice: Adams came on strong after a slow start to camp and ran as the No. 4 receiver in Week 1. The second-round rookie was not targeted on nine snaps, but his progress is worth monitoring. Adams, a versatile receiver, will be a strong fantasy add if any of Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb or Jarrett Boykin goes down. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:08 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.56 (167th)
  • Marcedes Lewis has minor knee issue
    Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis has a "knee capsule injury," but is expected to be active for Week 2 against the Redskins.

    Advice: Lewis caught 6-of-9 targets for 35 yards in Sunday's opener, but will likely settle into the 4-6 target range. He's a low-end TE2. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:46 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1792nd)
  • Vernon Davis drops two TDs on Cowboys
    Vernon Davis caught 4-of-6 targets for 44 yards and two touchdowns in San Francisco's Week 1 rout of the Cowboys.

    Advice: One of the league's premier red-zone threats, Davis notched scores of 29 and two yards in the first quarter. Davis can be a disappointing fantasy play when he doesn't find the zone, but he does so with such regularity that he's an every-week TE1. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 5:02 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.84 (103rd)
  • Seferian-Jenkins goes 1-26 in NFL debut
    Bucs rookie TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins secured his lone target for 26 yards in Sunday's Week 1 loss to the Panthers.

    Advice: "ASJ" appeared headed for a potentially big game when he ripped off the 26-yarder in the first quarter -- shedding several tackles -- but he wasn't targeted again. The Bucs need to get that fixed, as plodder Brandon Myers was targeted eight times. Seferian-Jenkins has a lot more playmaking ability. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 4:42 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1869th)
  • Tolbert gets 9 touches in Week 1
    Mike Tolbert managed 11 yards on seven carries and caught 2-of-4 targets for six yards in the Panthers' Week 1 win over the Bucs.

    Advice: A plodding ball carrier with some power and receiving skills, Tolbert was used to kill the clock against Tampa Bay. He's more of a drain on DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart's fantasy value than a standalone option. Tolbert remained involved in red-zone packages and will score touchdowns in some weeks, but they'll be impossible to predict. Tolbert is not really even an RB4. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 4:27 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.49 (203rd)
  • DeAngelo Williams goes 14-72 vs. Bucs
    DeAngelo Williams rushed 14 times for 72 yards in the Panthers' Week 1 win over the Buccaneers.

    Advice: 31-year-old Williams showed some juice on perimeter runs and remained Carolina's lead back, ahead of Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert. Not involved in the passing game, however, Williams is tough to trust as anything more than a low-upside flex option. His weekly ceiling is about 17 touches, with a floor in the single digits. The Panthers square off with a stout Lions defense next. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 4:26 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.29 (175th)
  • Marcedes Lewis gets six catches in opener
    Marcedes Lewis caught six passes for 35 yards in Sunday's Week 1 loss at Philadelphia.

    Advice: Lewis was the preferred target on low-upside bootlegs, finishing with nine passes coming his way. We'd be surprised if he ends up with that many targets again all year. An excellent blocker but plodding runner, Lewis is barely on the TE2 radar. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 3:10 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1792nd)
  • Jordan Matthews gets two catches in debut
    Jordan Matthews caught two passes for 37 yards in Sunday's Week 1 win over the Jaguars.

    Advice: Matthews (four targets) exclusively played in "11" formations out of the slot, as expected. The real payoff for owners will come if Riley Cooper (seven targets) or Jeremy Maclin (10 targets) go down. For now, Matthews just isn't going to see enough volume to be a reliable WR3 play. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 2:41 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    3.59 (2349th)
  • Robinson only gets six carries, nabs a TD
    Khiry Robinson rushed six times for 28 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' Week 1 matchup with the Falcons.

    Advice: Robinson busted a 21-yard score early in the second quarter, and then finished the drive with a two-yard touchdown plunge. Four of Robinson's six carries came in the second quarter, while Mark Ingram dominated the early-down work the rest of the game. Robinson will have a role in New Orleans' offense, but it appears he will need Ingram to falter before he gets any meaningful work. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 1:50 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    8.34 (111th)
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