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  • Thomas Rawls racks up 87 yards vs. Raiders
    Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls rushed 11 times for 87 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason finale.

    Advice: Rawls' touchdown was a six-yard score on a fourth-quarter read option. The undrafted rookie out of Central Michigan finishes the preseason with 30 carries for 158 yards (5.26 YPC) and a touchdown. He added four catches for an additional 42 yards. Although there was some early-summer noise that Rawls could push Christine Michael for No. 3 duties, it never happened. His most likely home is the practice squad, though Robert Turbin's (high-ankle sprain) health could create an early-season opening. Rotoworld.com 36 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.15 (2660th)
  • Jarryd Hayne totals 75 yards versus Bolts
    49ers RB/PR Jarryd Hayne rushed 10 times for 58 yards in Thursday's preseason finale, adding two catches for an additional 17 yards.

    Advice: The ex-rugby player made one of the plays of the game when he used the big-hit stick on Bolts DB Lowell Rose at the end of a 12-yard reception. Hayne was signed to primarily contribute on special teams, but he wraps up the preseason with 25 carries for 175 yards (7.00 YPC). Adept at making the first defender miss, Hayne's 53-man roster odds are looking mighty good. Rotoworld.com 54 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.07 (2672nd)
  • Christine Michael tallies 39 yards in finale
    Christine Michael rushed eight times for 39 yards in Thursday's preseason finale.

    Advice: With Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin (ankle) sitting, Michael got the start, taking a handoff from Russell Wilson on the first play of the game. He ran well ahead of UDFA Thomas Rawls, and is clearly locked in as Seattle's No. 3 runner. The talented but inconsistent third-year back closes the book on the exhibition season with 32 carries for 118 yards (3.68 YPC). With Turbin highly questionable for the opener, Michael could get a golden opportunity to make an impression as Lynch's backup. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:36 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.35 (2585th)
  • Davis totals 33 yards in preseason finale
    Mike Davis racked up 33 yards on seven carries in Thursday's preseason finale against the Chargers.

    Advice: Davis made an incredible catch in traffic during the first quarter but the play was called back. He'll finish the preseason with 113 rushing yards on 26 carries. The rookie is competing with former rugby star Jarryd Hayne for fourth on the running back depth chart. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.40 (2634th)
  • Lockett ends preseason with another big play
    Tyler Lockett caught 2-of-2 targets for 77 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason finale.

    Advice: Playing with starter Russell Wilson on Seattle's opening series, Lockett simply outran Oakland's secondary en route to a 63-yard touchdown. The (latest) long score brings Lockett's preseason line as a receiver to 6/129/1, while he's added a 103-yard kick return touchdown and 67-yard punt score. The special teams stud has forced his way into a role on offense, and his big-play potential is very much worth one of your final roster spots in re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:23 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.59 (235th)
  • Montee Ball struggles in roster audition
    Montee ball rushed 16 times for 27 yards (1.7 YPC) in the Broncos' final preseason game.

    Advice: It was a disastrous performance against second- and third-string defenders. Ball had one nice eight-yard run where he broke a tackle and gained extra yards, but after that he was the same sluggish back who has tumbled down the depth chart this preseason. It is difficult to see a future for Ball in Denver, and it would be surprising if he survives final cuts. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:07 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.17 (2538th)
  • Pettine says Bowe in no danger of being cut
    Browns coach Mike Pettine said Dwayne Bowe is not in danger of being cut.

    Advice: When asked if Bowe could be cut, Pettine responded with a curt, "No." Bowe played deep into the Browns' fourth preseason game, but he is owed $9.5 million guaranteed and would cost $4.5 million against the 2015 salary cap to cut. With the Browns low on wide receiver talent, there was never a real chance Bowe lost his job. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:58 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.77 (227th)
  • Zac Stacy rolls to 68 yards in Thursday's win
    Zac Stacy ate up 68 yards on 20 rushes and added two catches for 30 yards and a touchdown in Thursday’s preseason win over the Eagles.

    Advice: It wasn’t the most efficient effort in the world, though Stacy made a few nice plays including a 25-yard catch on a screen from Matt Flynn. Stacy will finish the preseason with 154 rushing yards on 44 carries and seven catches for another 79 yards and two touchdowns. He’ll open the season third on the running back depth chart. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:14 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.68 (2412th)
  • Langford: 9-55 in preseason finale
    Bears rookie Jeremy Langford rushed nine times for 55 yards in the Bears' preseason finale.

    Advice: He put a bow on his first NFL preseason with 153 yards on 28 runs (5.46 YPC), adding three receptions for 30 yards. Since a slow exhibition opener, Langford has begun to put heat on Jacquizz Rodgers for the Bears' primary backup job behind Matt Forte. In the event of a Forte injury, we suspect Rodgers and Langford would share time. Ka'Deem Carey could be the odd man out. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.00 (2550th)
  • Vince Mayle has rough night Thursday
    Browns rookie WR Vince Mayle caught two passes for 17 yards in Thursday night's preseason finale.

    Advice: The Browns' fourth-round pick has been awful this preseason, showing no ability to outrun defensive backs even against second- and third-team defenses. He was flagged Thursday night for an illegal block on a 54-yard punt return by Darius Jennings, wiping out a big play. Mayle also was the intended target on a 25-yard pick six. Mayle will enter the weekend squarely on the roster bubble. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:05 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.13 (2681st)
  • Conley scores preseason touchdown
    Chiefs rookie Chris Conley caught three balls for 38 yards and a touchdown in Thursday night's preseason finale.

    Advice: Conley's touchdown came from 15 yards out on a skinny post, with Chase Daniel executing a pretty throw against zone coverage. Although straight-linish, Conley has big-play potential and should earn more and more looks with the first team as the Chiefs' season moves forward. He's a clear and present threat to Albert Wilson's starting job across from Jeremy Maclin. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:59 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.63 (2581st)
  • Dwayne Bowe plays into third quarter Thursday
    Dwayne Bowe played into the third quarter of Thursday's preseason finale, catching 1-of-2 targets for eight yards.

    Advice: The grab was Bowe's lone catch of the summer. Despite the fact that Bowe missed Cleveland's first two preseason games with a hamstring injury, it's extremely bizarre for a nine-year veteran — one who received $9.5 million guaranteed in March — to play into the third quarter of the final preseason game. It lends some credence to the scuttlebutt that Bowe's roster is in danger, though Browns in-house analyst Nathan Zegura has insisted that's not the case. What is the case is that Bowe isn't going to be a fantasy option catching passes from Josh McCown. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:55 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.77 (227th)
  • Justin Hardy breaks 70-yard punt return
    Falcons rookie WR Justin Hardy caught two passes for 16 yards in Thursday night's preseason finale.

    Advice: Quiet this preseason, Hardy finally made his presence felt on a 70-yard punt return in Thursday night's game. He was the 107th overall pick in May's draft. Hardy will likely open the season no higher than Atlanta's No. 4 receiver behind Julio Jones, Roddy White, and Leonard Hankerson. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:28 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.05 (2559th)
  • Chris Johnson gains 55 total yards in debut
    Chris Johnson rushed 11 times for 45 yards and caught one pass for 10 yards in the Cardinals' fourth preseason game.

    Advice: He ripped off several chain-moving runs against the Broncos' second- and third-team defenses, showing nice cutback vision and acceleration. Johnson put a move on a defender and gained 10 yards on a swing pass early in the game, and busted through the line on a draw play to pick up 16 yards on a 3rd-and-11. Johnson should be expected to look good against second-team talent, but his acceleration appeared to be intact after an offseason away from football. Johnson should put pressure on Andre Ellington and David Johnson for snaps. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:22 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.64 (2443rd)
  • Marlon Brown has three-catch night vs. ATL
    Marlon Brown caught 3-of-3 targets for 64 yards in Thursday's preseason finale.

    Advice: Brown caught a 42-year deep bomb from Matt Schaub with his fingertips. It was a "remember me" play headed into final cuts. Brown closes the preseason with five catches for 100 yards. Not exactly electric numbers, but Brown's spot should be secure as first-rounder Breshad Perriman battles a PCL injury. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:19 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.81 (225th)
  • Mariota throws 59-yard TD in final tune up
    Marcus Mariota completed 2-of-3 passes for 74 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason finale.

    Advice: Mariota capped off his one and only drive by throwing a 59-yard touchdown to Harry Douglas. The No. 2 overall pick puts a bow on his preseason having completed 21-of-30 passes for 326 yards (10.86 YPA), one touchdown and one interception. He's passed the "eye test" in the process. Mariota is a QB2 with the upside for more. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:57 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.16 (26th)
  • Rams hold out Benny Cunningham
    Benny Cunningham was held out of the Rams' preseason finale.

    Advice: He was a healthy scratch. With Todd Gurley (ACL) not ready and Tre Mason (hamstring) in doubt for Week 1, there is a chance Cunningham will be the Rams' starter versus Seattle. The team's decision to hold Cunningham out of this game may suggest they are aware he could have a big Opening Day role. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:53 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.54 (1837th)
  • Buck Allen finishes poor preseason
    Buck Allen managed ten yards on six carries in the Ravens' preseason finale.

    Advice: He'll finish the preseason with 35 carries for 88 yards (2.51 YPC). Allen also landed in coach John Harbaugh's doghouse following the third preseason game for fumbling in the end zone. Allen may open the season as Baltimore's No. 2 back, but only by default due to Lorenzo Taliaferro's MCL injury. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:26 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.05 (2548th)
  • DeVante Parker gets 8 snaps in preseason game
    DeVante Parker caught an 11-yard pass in the Dolphins' preseason finale Thursday night.

    Advice: He played eight snaps. Recovered from June foot surgery, Parker was healthy enough to start Thursday night's game, although his quarterback was someone named McLeod Bethel-Thompson, or "MBT." MBT completed an 11-yard pass to Parker on Miami's second drive. Later, Parker got open deep downfield but was overthrown by Bethel-Thompson. Parker's participation in this game bodes well for his chances of having a role in Week 1 against the Redskins, even if it won't be as a starter. He figures to open the season as Miami's fourth or fifth receiver and should ascend as the year moves along. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:11 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.39 (1986th)
  • Duke Johnson (concussion) still sidelined
    Browns RB Duke Johnson (concussion) is sidelined for Thursday's preseason finale.

    Advice: Johnson was concussed last Saturday. He's likely to remain in the league's concussion protocol for at least another 2-3 days. The third rounder should be ready for next Sunday's opener, but it's not a guarantee. The Browns' first official practice report comes out in six days. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:37 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.87 (136th)
  • DeVante Parker suiting up on Thursday night
    Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (foot) is playing in Thursday's preseason finale.

    Advice: It will be the No. 14 overall pick's preseason debut, and means he's officially on track for Week 1. Still getting up to speed on his conditioning, Parker will likely be limited to only a few series. He's not a recommended preseason DFS option. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:34 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.39 (1986th)
  • Report: Dwayne Bowe on 53-man roster bubble
    Browns preseason broadcaster Solomon Wilcots believes Dwayne Bowe is on the roster bubble.

    Advice: Wilcots came to that conclusion after speaking with Browns coaches. Per Wilcots, Bowe "needs to deliver" in Thursday's preseason finale to ensure his spot on the 53-man roster. Perhaps it's just a motivational tactic from Bowe's coaches, but it speaks volumes that he's playing at all on Thursday. Bowe has been active for just one preseason game, and was held without a catch. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:28 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.77 (227th)
  • Breshad Perriman (knee) still not practicing
    Ravens first-round WR Breshad Perriman (knee) has yet to resume practicing.

    Advice: Perriman was on the field prior to Thursday's preseason finale, but wasn't running "at all." At this point, the No. 26 overall pick is looking doubtful for next Sunday's opener. Perriman is nothing more than a late-round dart throw in re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:39 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2288th)
  • Marcus Mariota expected to play Thursday
    Titans rookie QB Marcus Mariota is expected to start the team's fourth preseason game.

    Advice: Starters rarely play in the preseason finale, but coach Ken Whisenhunt apparently feels getting his rookie signal caller a couple extra meaningless snaps is necessary for his development. Mariota being on the field means the first-team offensive line and several skill position players will likely suit up as well. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:47 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.16 (26th)
  • Ball expected to get 'bulk of work' Thursday
    Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said RBs Montee Ball and Kapri Bibbs will get the 'bulk of the work' in the fourth preseason game.

    Advice: Getting a lot of work in the fourth preseason game is never a good sign for a player's roster status. Ball has fallen way behind C.J. Anderson, Ronnie Hillman and even Juwan Thompson on the depth chart. At this point, he is just fighting for a roster spot. It is a fight he may end up losing. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:02 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.17 (2538th)
  • Titans rookie WR Green-Beckham is 'a beast'
    Titans CB Jason McCourty called rookie WR Dorial Green-Beckham "a beast."

    Advice: "There’s certain things you can’t teach," McCourty continued, "and you can’t teach a guy to be that big, and to be physical." DGB is an imposing figure at 6'5/237 pounds, but he is a rough around the edges prospect who has yet to earn a spot with the first-team offense. With only Harry Douglas and Hakeem Nicks to beat out, Green-Beckham should earn a starting role at some point this season. He is a decent late-round flier. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:36 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.16 (2549th)
  • 'Good chance' Celek leads tight ends in snaps
    The Philadelphia Daily News said there is a "good chance" Brent Celek leads the Eagles' tight ends in snaps this year.

    Advice: Just as he has every year since 2009. Chip Kelly reportedly loves Celek, and he offers the Eagles more in the running game than Zach Ertz. Recovering from groin surgery, Ertz may not even suit up early in the season, and when he finally gets back on the field it will again be in a backup role to Celek. Ertz is nothing more than a TE2 flier at this point. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:21 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.50 (188th)
  • 'Probably one spot' for Fauria and Tim Wright
    The Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett said TEs Joseph Fauria and Tim Wright are competing for "probably only one spot."

    Advice: Wright would seem to have the edge as the Lions traded for him just three days ago, but all Wright cost was a kicker who was unlikely to make the final roster anyway. Wright has floundered in both New England and Tampa Bay following a breakout rookie campaign, and Fauria offers the Lions a red-zone threat they are missing at the back end of their receiver corps. This competition could go down the wire, and both tight ends may end up on the final roster. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:49 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.09 (2406th)
  • Maxx Williams has no shot to start Week 1
    ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley said rookie TE Maxx Williams has no chance to start Week 1.

    Advice: He should get some snaps, but he is well behind Crockett Gillmore on the depth chart. Rookie tight ends always struggle to make a fantasy impact, especially rookie tight ends who are on the bench. Williams could grow into a role as the season wears on, but for now he is not useful in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:23 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.87 (228th)
  • Breshad Perriman will not start Week 1
    ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley said rookie WR Breshad Perriman has no shot to start Week 1.

    Advice: Perriman has been sidelined since the first practice of training camp with a sprained PCL. There is no timetable on when he will return, and there is a decent chance he does not even suit up for Week 1. Kamar Aiken should open the season opposite Steve Smith in two-wide sets. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:20 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2288th)
  • Chiefs sign Tyler Bray to two-year extension
    Chiefs signed QB Tyler Bray to a two-year, $1.925 million extension through 2017.

    Advice: Bray is currently on the NFI list after tearing his left ACL playing basketball in the offseason. As part of the deal, the Chiefs agreed to pay his full $510,000 salary while he is on the NFI list. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:05 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2460th)
  • Titans want red-zone role for Green-Beckham
    The Titans want to use Dorial Green-Beckham as a red-zone threat.

    Advice: "It’s something you try to simulate, but a lot of times you can’t guarantee the coverage you’re going to get," coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "So all we can do is try to prepare him in practice. When you get to the season, it’s about matchups." Green-Beckham was held out of last week's dress rehearsal with an ankle injury. He hasn't played with the first team during the preseason, but remains a high-upside late-round flyer. Green-Beckham will open the season behind Kendall Wright, Harry Douglas, and Hakeem Nicks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:01 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.16 (2549th)
  • Cardinals to give CJ2K 10-12 touches
    The Cardinals plan to give Chris Johnson "10 to 12 touches" in their preseason finale Thursday night.

    Advice: This may be Johnson's audition for a roster spot after he missed Arizona's last exhibition game with a hamstring injury. Andre Ellington and David Johnson are healthy, and the latter in particular has shown well in August. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:44 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.64 (2443rd)
  • Maxx Williams will be ready for Week 1
    Ravens TE Maxx Williams (undisclosed) will be ready for Week 1.

    Advice: Williams missed last weekend's regular season dress rehearsal. "He's practicing, so he should be there for Denver," coach John Harbaugh said. "We just want to protect him from the bumps." Williams has had an unimpressive summer, but his potential role puts him on the TE2 radar. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:37 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.87 (228th)
  • CJ?K expected to play in preseason finale
    ESPN's Josina Anderson reports Cardinals RB Chris Johnson (hamstring) will play in Thursday's preseason finale.

    Advice: Coach Bruce Arians later confirmed the news. It's a sign Johnson's roster spot is far from assured. Johnson has barely practiced since signing two weeks ago, and Bruce Arians isn't the kind of coach who makes moves on faith. CJ has to show something to crack Arizona's running back corps. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:12 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.64 (2443rd)
  • Ravens showed interest in RB Fred Jackson
    The Buffalo News' Vic Carucci reported the Ravens showed interest in free agent RB Fred Jackson.

    Advice: Jackson appears poised to sign with the Seahawks, but the Ravens' reported interest could hint they are unhappy with Buck Allen as the backup to Justin Forsett. Allen has struggled this preseason and fumbled on his way into the end zone in the third preseason game. With Lorenzo Taliaferro (knee) sidelined for a least the first several weeks of the season, Baltimore may look to bring in veteran help at final cuts. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:32 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.05 (2548th)
  • Montee Ball squarely on the roster bubble
    9 News Denver's Mike Klis does not believe Broncos RB Montee Ball will make the final roster.

    Advice: Ball has been steadily falling down the depth chart all offseason and played behind Juwan Thompson in the third preseason game. Ball should get one more shot in the fourth preseason game to show his worth, but right now his job is anything but secure. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:36 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.17 (2538th)
  • Chris Conley running with starters Monday
    Chiefs third-round WR Chris Conley ran with the starting offense at Monday's practice.

    Advice: With Albert Wilson (shoulder) hurt, Conley is getting his chance to run opposite Jeremy Maclin. Before Wilson even got hurt last week, he was having a really quiet camp and preseason while Conley caught 3-of-5 targets for 30 yards in his first action of the preseason over the weekend. Wilson has speed, but isn't very big. Conley (6'3/205) was a draftnik favorite as a metrics freak with 4.35 wheels, 45-inch vertical, and 11-foot-7 broad jump. He's in the mix for No. 2 duties. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:26 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.63 (2581st)
  • Miami 'quietly hopeful' about Parker's status
    DeVante Parker (foot) resumed practicing Monday, and the Dolphins are "quietly hopeful" he'll be ready for Week 1.

    Advice: Parker's limited session on Monday was his first practice of any kind since his June operation. With only 13 days to get in game shape, Parker will undoubtedly be on a snap count for the opener, but he could be worked into the offense quickly. Parker remains worth stashing as a WR4/5. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:18 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.39 (1986th)
  • Montee Ball on the roster bubble with Broncos
    Montee Ball appears to be in danger of losing his roster spot in Denver.

    Advice: He won't be a part of Denver's first cuts, but he might not make it when the Broncos trim to 53 this upcoming weekend. Ball is squarely behind C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman, while Juwan Thompson is making a run to be Denver's No. 3 back. "Special teams is a big factor with him and Juwan," coach Gary Kubiak said. "We'll see. I'm fine with Montee." If Ball were cut on Saturday, he would go through the NFL's waivers process. "Right now it's C.J., Ronnie, then Juwan, then me," Ball acknowledged. "So I guess just what it is." Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:33 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.17 (2538th)
  • Chris Johnson to miss preseason game
    Chris Johnson (hamstring) is not expected to play in Sunday night's third preseason game.

    Advice: Per ESPN's Josina Anderson, Johnson "is still having problems with his hamstring." Johnson returned to practice on Friday, but may have suffered a setback. Recent reports still have Johnson making the Cardinals' 53-man roster. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:22 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.64 (2443rd)
  • Harbaugh discusses Buck Allen's fumble
    Ravens coach John Harbaugh expressed frustration with rookie Buck Allen after Saturday night's goal-line fumble.

    Advice: Allen also ran poorly, managing 29 yards on 13 touches. He is averaging 2.69 yards per carry this preseason. "You have to hold on to the football," Harbaugh said. "It’s just not possible to put runners out there that fumble the football. He’s going to have other opportunities and chances going forward, and I really believe he’s going to be a very good player. But, he’s going to have to learn from that." Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:53 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.05 (2548th)
  • Pettine confirms Duke Johnson in protocol
    Browns coach Mike Pettine confirmed Sunday that Duke Johnson was concussed in Saturday night's preseason game.

    Advice: "No update," Pettine said. "He will be in the league’s concussion protocol. We’ll know more when the week goes on." Johnson missed much of camp with a hamstring injury and is now already back on the shelf. Also nicked up frequently at Miami (FL), Johnson is trending in the wrong direction for fantasy owners who had hopes he might assume a legit feature back job in Cleveland. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:57 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.87 (136th)
  • Montee Ball fourth in line at running back
    Montee Ball rushed four times for 11 yards and caught one pass for 20 yards in the Broncos' third preseason game.

    Advice: Ball played behind Juwan Thompson, who appears to have jumped him for the third spot on the depth chart. Already well behind Ronnie Hillman for the backup job, Ball has zero fantasy value heading into the season. He is not guaranteed to make the final roster. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.17 (2538th)
  • Lockett continues to impress on special teams
    Tyler Lockett returned a punt 67 yards for a touchdown and added a 10-yard reception in Saturday’s preseason win over the Chargers.

    Advice: The 67-yard score was his second of the preseason. Though Lockett hasn’t been featured much on offense (four catches for 52 yards), he’s already an elite contributor on special teams. Expect him to handle most of Seattle’s return duties this year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.59 (235th)
  • Buck Allen backs up Justin Forsett
    Buck Allen rushed 12 times for 24 yards in the Ravens' third preseason game.

    Advice: He added one catch for five yards. Like the rest of the Ravens' running backs, Forsett struggled to find running room against the Redskins. He also committed a costly fumble on the goal line with less than ten seconds left in the first half. Allen now has 29 carries for 78 yards (2.69 YPC) this preseason. With Lorenzo Taliaferro (knee) sidelined, Allen will open the season as Justin Forsett's backup. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:08 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.05 (2548th)
  • Benny Cunningham totals 37 yards vs. Colts
    Benny Cunningham rushed five times for five yards in Saturday's preseason game, adding two catches for an additional 32 yards.

    Advice: Cunningham was thrust into bell-cow duties after Tre Mason injured his hamstring. He was ineffective between the tackles, but did some nice work as Nick Foles' safety valve in the passing game. Provided he sits out Thursday's finale, Cunningham finishes the preseason with 65 yards on 16 touches. Cunningham could begin the season as the Rams' third-down back if Todd Gurley (knee) isn't ready to go, but touches are going to be much scarcer than they were in 2014. Gurley and Tre Mason are going to dominate St. Louis' backfield. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:00 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.54 (1837th)
  • Zac Stacy impressive in win over Giants
    Zac Stacy pounded his way to 60 yards on 13 carries in Saturday’s preseason game against the Giants.

    Advice: Stacy caught a 24-yard touchdown pass on a play the Giants forgot to defend. The bruising 224-pounder also punched in a two-point conversion. Though he hasn’t improved his position on the team’s depth chart, Stacy has probably done enough to secure a roster spot. He isn’t worth a late-round flyer. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.68 (2412th)
  • Marlon Brown plays with first-team offense
    Marlon Brown caught one pass for 15 yards in the Ravens' third preseason game.

    Advice: With Breshad Perriman (knee) out, Brown played as the No. 3 receiver behind Steve Smith and Kamar Aiken. His roster spot was thought to be in question earlier in camp, but his usage in this game suggests his job is secure. Marlon Brown has two catches for 36 yards this preseason. He is not on the redraft radar. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:02 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.81 (225th)
  • Dwayne Bowe catch-less in 3rd preseason game
    Dwayne Bowe failed to catch any of his three targets in the Browns' third preseason game.

    Advice: Seeing his first snaps of the preseason due to a hamstring injury, Bowe came up empty in his time with the first-team offense. Unlikely to see much, if any, action in the final preseason game, Bowe and Josh McCown will need to get up to speed in practice ahead of Week 1. Bowe is the No. 1 receiver by default. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:41 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.77 (227th)
  • Duke Johnson suffers concussion on Saturday
    Duke Johnson suffered a concussion in the Browns' third preseason game Saturday night.

    Advice: Johnson was seeing his first action of the preseason after sitting out the first two exhibitions with a pulled hamstring. He didn't last long, however, as Johnson took a thundering hit in the first quarter. Johnson had a real chance to earn a significant role, but has been unable to stay on the field. With so much uncertainty, the Browns' backfield is a situation to avoid before the late rounds of drafts. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:55 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.87 (136th)
  • Duke Johnson being evaluated for concussion
    Duke Johnson exited Saturday's third preseason game and is being evaluated for a concussion.

    Advice: Getting his first action of the preseason after missing the first two with a hamstring injury, Johnson got the start for the Browns in the all-important dress rehearsal. His time in the game was quick, however, as he left in the first quarter. While in the lineup, all three Browns running backs, including Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West, mixed in on the opening series. This is looking like a situation to completely avoid until the mid-to-late rounds of fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:03 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.87 (136th)
  • Duke Johnson set to lead Browns in touches?
    ESPN's Adam Caplan expects Duke Johnson to lead the Browns' backfield in touches if he stays healthy.

    Advice: This is the sense we've started to get as Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West have sleepwalked through the preseason. Both the coaching staff and local media have spent a good deal of the summer talking the third-rounder up, while he has a hold on third-down duties no matter what happens between now and Week 1. With Crowell and West working to cancel each other out, Johnson could start encroaching on their supposed early-down territory. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:24 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.87 (136th)
  • Maxx Williams will not play Saturday
    Ravens rookie TE Maxx Williams will not play in the team's third preseason game.

    Advice: Williams has been practicing all week in a non-contact jersey with an undisclosed injury. Sitting out hurts Williams' chances of opening as a consistent contributor, but he could grow into a big role as the season progresses. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:01 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.87 (228th)
  • Dorial Green-Beckham doesn't see snaps
    Dorial Green-Beckham didn’t play any snaps in the Titans third preseason game.

    Advice: Green-Beckham was active after missing time with an ankle injury, but didn’t see the field. Coach Ken Whisenhunt views Green-Beckham as a work in progress, limiting his chances of making an early-season impact. The Titans slowplayed Bishop Sankey for 29-year-old Shonn Greene last year, and appear to be doing the same with DGB. Harry Douglas and a broken-down Hakeem Nicks are expected to open the year opposite Kendall Wright. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:39 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.16 (2549th)
  • Unclear if Mariota plays in fourth game
    ESPN's Ed Werder reports Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt has not decided if QB Marcus Mariota will play in the fourth preseason game.

    Advice: Starters rarely play a significant role in the fourth preseason game, but the Titans may decide to get their rookie signal caller a couple more reps before the regular season. After a rocky start, Mariota has played well the last two weeks. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.16 (26th)
  • Chris Johnson could play on Sunday
    Chris Johnson (hamstring) has not been ruled out for Sunday's preseason game.

    Advice: Johnson returned to practice on Friday, but he was very limited. Johnson will test his hamstring with the trainer before the game to determine his status. Arizona could decide to play it safe with their new running back, but with the first-team unlikely to play much if at all in the fourth preseason game, this might be the last chance to get Johnson run with the starters before the regular season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.64 (2443rd)
  • Chris Conley gets time with starters
    Rookie WR Chris Conley caught three passes for 30 yards in Kansas City's third preseason game.

    Advice: Conley started in three-wide sets after making his preseason debut last week. He was targeted six times, behind only Jeremy Maclin. Conley drew a pass interference call that set up Travis Kelce's eight-yard touchdown. With Albert Wilson (shoulder) sidelined, Conley has a chance to find his way into early-season base packages. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.63 (2581st)
  • Mariota plays 1st half of 3rd preseason game
    Marcus Mariota completed 7-of-11 passes for 99 yards and rushed three times for 22 yards in the Titans' third preseason game.

    Advice: Mariota was a strict pocket quarterback in Tennessee's first two preseason games. He took a read-option play on the Titans' second drive in this one and gained 12 yards on the keeper. Mariota wasn't quite as sharp as he has been against the Chiefs -- he missed Delanie Walker for a potential big play on an underthrow -- but it's been quite an impressive exhibition season for the No. 2 overall pick. Mariota offers upside as a late-QB2 fantasy pick. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.16 (26th)
  • Chris Johnson returns to Cardinals practice
    Chris Johnson (hamstring) returned to Cardinals practice on Friday.

    Advice: Johnson should be all systems go moving forward. He's competing for playing time in Arizona's backfield with David Johnson and Andre Ellington. We suspect Ellington will open the season as the Cardinals' lead back, but the coaching staff may ultimately opt to "ride the hot hand" in committee fashion. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:00 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.64 (2443rd)
  • CJ?K expected to make 53-man roster
    NFL.com reports Chris Johnson is expected to make the Cardinals' 53-man roster.

    Advice: Andie Hagemann reports CJ?K has "made a positive impression on his new teammates overall," and that he'll eventually "share the workload behind starter Andre Ellington." Johnson does seem likely to make the roster as veteran insurance for a young, injury prone running back corps, but David Johnson could send CJ to No. 3 status with another big game this weekend. CJ is missing Arizona's regular season dress rehearsal with a hamstring injury. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:08 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.64 (2443rd)
  • 'No timetable' for Breshad Perriman's return
    Speaking Thursday, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said there's "no timetable" for Breshad Perriman's (sprained PCL) return, and that his recovery gone slower than expected.

    Advice: Perriman should miss the entire preseason, and is looking mighty questionable for Week 1. It's a disaster for a team with no receiver depth to speak of. It should ensure Marlon Brown's roster spot. If you're drafting this weekend, Perriman should be treated as a boom-or-bust WR4. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2288th)
  • Parker to practice individually next week
    DeVante Parker (foot) is expected to begin practicing in individual drills next week.

    Advice: It's a step in the right direction for Parker, but reporter Armando Salguero acknowledges it's still too soon to know whether Parker will be ready for Week 1. Parker will be available for the game, but could be listed as an inactive. Assuming he avoids setbacks, we would not be surprised to see Parker in the Dolphins' starting lineup by late September or early October. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:56 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.39 (1986th)
  • DeVante Parker (foot) now uncertain for Week 1
    First-round WR DeVante Parker (foot) is now uncertain if he'll be ready Week 1.

    Advice: Both the Dolphins and Parker's agent had been saying they fully expect Parker ready for the season opener, but with 18 days to go and Parker yet to begin cutting on his surgically-repaired foot, it's appearing less likely he'll be ready. Still, Parker is expected back at some point early in the season after being activated from the active/PUP list last week. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:46 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.39 (1986th)
  • Dependability, accountability C-Mike's issues
    Seahawks RBs coach Sherman Smith said dependability and accountability have been the issues holding back third-year RB Christine Michael.

    Advice: "It’s about becoming more dependable, doing stuff consistently,’’ Smith said. "That’s always been his Achilles’ heel. The physical talent is there, absolutely no question about that. But we want him to become more dependable and more accountable.’’ Michael fumbled in the preseason opener, but coach Pete Carroll seems overall pleased with C-Mike. Despite rumblings that UDFA Thomas Rawls is pushing him, Michael appears locked in as the No. 3 back. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:57 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.35 (2585th)
  • Carroll dismisses Rawls as C-Mike competition
    Coach Pete Carroll dismissed the idea of undrafted rookie Thomas Rawls pushing Christine Michael for the Seahawks' No. 3 running back job.

    Advice: Michael appears locked into the job unless he gets traded, but that's purely been Twitter-fueled speculation. Carroll raved about Michael's attention to detail heading into year three, while saying Rawls and fellow UDFA Rod Smith are simply "trying to hang" and "pushing themselves" to try and make the team. We still like Rawls' physicality. He's worth monitoring in deep Dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.15 (2660th)
  • DeVante Parker has yet to resume cutting
    DeVante Parker (foot) has yet to resume cutting.

    Advice: Parker was running "hard" in Tuesday's side work, but isn't ready for real practice. The No. 14 overall pick is in a race against time to get ready for Week 1. He has 19 days. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:23 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.39 (1986th)
  • Breshad Perriman (knee) still not practicing
    Ravens first-round WR Breshad Perriman (sprained PCL) remains sidelined.

    Advice: It means Perriman is all but certain to miss this weekend's regular season dress rehearsal. Sidelined since July 30, the No. 26 overall pick is now poised to enter Week 1 with essentially zero camp and preseason reps to his name. It strains belief that he'll be ready to start opposite Steve Smith Sr., putting Kamar Aiken on the spot. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:19 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2288th)
  • Duke Johnson looks explosive in practice
    Browns coach Mike Pettine said rookie RB Duke Johnson has looked "explosive" in practice.

    Advice: Pettine has called the next two weeks "big" for the rookie runner, who missed most of training camp with a hamstring injury. Johnson appears healthy now, and he should play a big role in the Browns' third preseason game. Johnson should open the season as the third-down back, and he could push Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell for more. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:14 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.87 (136th)
  • Montee Ball 'slumping' in training camp
    The Denver Post reports RB Montee Ball is being pushed by Juwan Thompson for the No. 3 spot on the depth chart.

    Advice: Ball has already been jumped by Ronnie Hillman, and it appears Juwan Thompson could be next. Ball has never flashed at the NFL level, and he has reportedly been "slumping" in training camp. His spot on the roster is not secure. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:21 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.17 (2538th)
  • Chris Johnson injury less than expected
    Coach Bruce Arians has upgraded Chris Johnson's (hamstring) injury outlook to "day to day."

    Advice: The Cardinals originally feared Johnson's hamstring injury would sideline him 1-2 weeks. Johnson needs to get healthy just to hold off rookie David Johnson for the No. 2 back job behind Andre Ellington. David had a big second preseason week, showing well on traditional carries and catching two balls. Rotoworld.com Aug 24, 1:59 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.64 (2443rd)
  • Whisenhunt: Green-Beckham a work in progress
    Coach Ken Whisenhunt indicated rookie Dorial Green-Beckham remains a work in progress entering the Titans' third preseason game.

    Advice: Green-Beckham has flashed big time on the field, ripping off a 32-yard gain in the Titans' preseason opener and catching four balls for 40 yards in the second exhibition week. Whisenhunt, however, noted that Green-Beckham cost the team a 37-yard gain with a miscue on Sunday night and says Green-Beckham is "still finding his way" and "has some catching up to do." Green-Beckham did run with the ones a bit on Sunday. He's climbing the ladder. Rotoworld.com Aug 24, 1:24 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.16 (2549th)
  • Duke Johnson primed for 'real big' role?
    ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi expects third-round RB Duke Johnson to have a "real big" role if he can stay healthy.

    Advice: The Browns have been alluding to it all summer, but it's grown more likely as Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West have dawdled through the preseason. Johnson missed a ton of practice time with a hamstring issue, but all will be forgotten if he puts on a show in this weekend's regular season dress rehearsal. At the very least, Johnson will be Cleveland's third-down back in Week 1. Rotoworld.com Aug 24, 11:21 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.87 (136th)
  • Duke Johnson will be used heavily in 3rd game
    Browns OC John DeFilippo said he expects rookie RB Duke Johnson to have a significant role in the third preseason game.

    Advice: Considering the third preseason game is often viewed as a regular season dress rehearsal, this could point to a large regular season role for the rookie. Terrance West shined in the second preseason game, but neither he nor Isaiah Crowell has impressed as receivers. Johnson was one of the best receiving backs in this year's class. Rotoworld.com Aug 24, 7:40 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.87 (136th)
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