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  • Robert Griffin III still in concussion protocol
    Robert Griffin III (concussion) will not be cleared for Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: Griffin hasn't been cleared by an independent doctor and remains in the concussion protocol. The Redskins originally expected him to play, but will hold him out at least one more week. Griffin missing Washington's third preseason game is a concern after last week's disastrous performance. The Redskins are starting Kirk Cousins in Griffin's place. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.97 (15th)
     
  • Evans not concerned with hamstring injury
    Mike Evans (hamstring) feels healthy enough to play in the third preseason game.

    Advice: The Bucs are shutting down Evans for the rest of the preseason, but there isn’t concern for his Week 1 status. Evans is safe to draft as low-end WR1. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:57 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.08 (62nd)
     
  • Funchess held out of third preseason game
    Devin Funchess (hamstring) won't play in the Panthers third preseason game.

    Advice: It's a missed opportunity for Funchess, who has yet to put anything on tape as Carolina's X receiver. Funchess wasn't cleared after going through pregame warmups. Corey Brown, Ted Ginn, and Jerricho Cotchery will play in three-wide sets. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:30 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.79 (145th)
     
  • Dez Bryant will miss final two preseason games
    Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Dez Bryant (hamstring) will sit out the final two preseason games.

    Advice: "I’m not sure we’re satisfied that it’s necessary for him to extend that [hamstring]," Jones said. "We don’t have to have him. That’s the way I look at it." Coach Jason Garrett said Bryant could be cleared for Saturday's dress rehearsal, but there's no reason for Dallas to risk a setback. Bryant will be all systems go for Week 1. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:10 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.22 (35th)
     
  • Duron Carter having nondescript preseason
    Duron Carter has one catch for 16 yards though two preseason games.

    Advice: Carter drew raves at training camp, but hasn’t translated it into games. The Colts want Carter to "play less robotic." Carter is in danger of spending the year on practice squad if he doesn’t beat out Vincent Brown and Griff Whalen. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:34 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.20 (2662nd)
     
  • Bills not putting stock in third preseason game
    Rex Ryan "isn’t putting much stock" in the third preseason game.

    Advice: "About as much stock as I put in the other ones. I don’t say ‘here is the dress rehearsal.’ It’s not that this game is more important. I don’t look at it that way." E.J. Manuel is starting the third preseason game, but isn’t a serious contender for the Week 1 job. Tyrod Taylor and Matt Cassel will rotate with the first team. The No. 2 quarterback through Buffalo’s rotation should ultimately be more telling on who the Bills plan to start. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2450th)
     
  • Charge against Titans WR Hunter gets reduced
    The felony assault charge against Titans WR Justin Hunter has been reduced to a misdemeanor.

    Advice: Hunter was arrested July 3 at a Virginia Beach bar. He was originally charged with "felony malicious wounding", but is now "only" facing allegations of misdemeanor assault and battery. It's well within the realm of possibility that Hunter beats the lesser charge, or that it's further reduced in court. Hunter goes back before the judge this upcoming Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:34 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.47 (2579th)
     
  • Ryan Mallett returns to Texans practice
    Ryan Mallett returned to Texans practice Friday after oversleeping on Thursday, and was the third quarterback through practice drills.

    Advice: Coach Bill O'Brien did insist after the session that Mallett remains second on the depth chart behind Brian Hoyer. "The situation with Ryan not being at practice that's between Ryan and I," O'Brien said. "Some things are left within the team." Mallett should open the season carrying the clipboard for Hoyer. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:24 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.07 (2704th)
     
  • Pats WR LaFell headed to reserve/PUP list?
    ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss suggests Brandon LaFell (foot) could open the season on the reserve/PUP list.

    Advice: WEEI Boston's Chris Price suggested the same thing earlier this week. The Patriots provide no details on injuries, and LaFell's has been a mystery since he showed up at spring practices with a walking boot on his foot. If LaFell isn't ready to play in Week 1, Jimmy Garoppolo's three-wide set would presumably consist of Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, and Reggie Wayne. Not ideal. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:01 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.64 (176th)
     
  • Raiders OC praises Latavius Murray
    Raiders OC Bill Musgrave praised Latavius Murray's hands, body, agility, and vision Thursday.

    Advice: "He’s made very positive impressions," Musgrave said. "He has been working a lot on his hands so he can be a good receiver out of the backfield. He’s got great vision." The Murray buzz was in full-force earlier this offseason but has quieted down since camps opened, suggesting his value peaked pretty early. But Murray has done nothing to relinquish his spot atop the depth chart. Roy Helu has been hurt, and Trent Richardson hasn't stood out. It's possible Murray opens the year getting all the early-down work and even some pass-game reps. His ADP has risen to the middle of the third round where he's being taken as RB16. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:47 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.18 (57th)
     
  • Jarvis Landry to do 'a lot of red-zone damage'
    ESPN Dolphins reporter James Walker expects Jarvis Landry to "do a lot of damage in the red zone" this season.

    Advice: Walker "wouldn't be surprised" if Landry doubles his TD total (5) from last season and becomes a double-digit touchdown scorer. It's been clear since last season that Landry is Ryan Tannehill's favorite target, and if Miami's second preseason game was any indication, Landry is going to be a preferred option near the goal line. On back-to-back third- and fourth-and-goal plays, Tannehill threw to Landry. He'll likely threaten 90 catches and eight scores. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:02 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.24 (93rd)
     
  • Terrelle Pryor 'on course' to play Saturday
    Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) is "on course" to play in the Browns' third preseason game Saturday barring a setback on Friday.

    Advice: Pryor needs it. After missing the majority of the month with a hamstring injury, Pryor sounded "dejected" at practice this week with the injury taking its toll on him. Pryor just needs to get on the field Saturday and show something -- anything, really -- to earn a 53-man roster spot. We can't see the rebuilding Browns cutting the only physically-gifted, big receiver on the team. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:12 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.61 (2679th)
     
  • Ivory had best camp, 'primed for career year'
    ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini believes Chris Ivory is "primed for a career year."

    Advice: Cimini says 27-year-old Ivory has had his best camp in three years with the Jets and has clearly worked on his pass-game chops. Ivory is the crystal-clear lead dog in the Jets' backfield and could see "about 20 touches per week" with 3-4 looks in the passing game. Not only is Ivory the favorite for early-down duties between the 20s, he also has a stranglehold on goal-line work. Deservedly, Ivory's ADP has soared three full rounds into the fifth since the start of August. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:38 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.40 (67th)
     
  • Vernon Davis to be bigger part of offense
    The 49ers promised Vernon Davis would be a bigger part of the offense this season.

    Advice: ESPN's Paul Gutierrez expects Davis to re-emerge as an option in the red zone and be San Francisco's "breakout" player on offense. Davis is 31, but entering a contract year and coming off a strong offseason in which he didn't hold out of OTAs and minicamp. With sure-handed Michael Crabtree and Stevie Johnson gone, Davis and Anquan Boldin figure to be leaned on by Colin Kaepernick. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:29 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.99 (146th)
     
  • Cowboys still expected to use RBBC approach
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports no running back has separated himself at Cowboys camp, and the expectation is Dallas uses a committee approach.

    Advice: All three of Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden, and Lance Dunbar bring something different to the table. Randle and McFadden rely on quickness and speed, while Dunbar probably has the clearest path to an actual cemented role on offense as a "perfect fit" for the change-of-pace job. Randle is still the favorite to open the season as lead dog, but the Cowboys may rotate these guys in and out. Randle continues to have a far-too-rich-for-our-tastes third-round ADP. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:02 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.18 (48th)
     
  • Ryan Mallett overslept Thursday's practice
    Ryan Mallett missed Thursday's practice because he overslept.

    Advice: It's hard to fathom for a 27-year-old man who was in pursuit of the Texans' starting job as recently as three days ago. The Texans gave Mallett a chance to make something of his career after three years in the Patriots backup wilderness, and he's responded in remarkably limp fashion. The Browns have a strong case, as well, but you could argue Houston has the worst quarterback situation in the NFL. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:53 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.07 (2704th)
     
  • 'Nothing' indicates Manuel in starting mix
    The Buffalo News' Vic Carucci believes there's been "nothing at camp that indicates" E.J. Manuel is a serious contender for the Bills' starting job.

    Advice: This has been the consensus all summer long, making it all the more baffling that coach Rex Ryan has decided Manuel will start this weekend's regular season dress rehearsal over Tyrod Taylor and Matt Cassel. The most sensible theory is that Ryan is trying to throw the Colts off before Week 1, but Ryan has to know presumptive starter Taylor needs all the preseason reps with the 1s he can get. Perhaps the Bills believe Manuel could generate trade interest with a decent showing. Whatever the reasoning, it's hard to understand. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:49 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2450th)
     
  • Griffin III (concussion) officially cleared
    Robert Griffin III (concussion) has been officially cleared for Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: The embattled starter could see upwards of a half of action against the Ravens. Griffin remains Washington's No. 1, but his grip will grow extremely tenuous if Saturday goes as poorly as last week's game did. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.97 (15th)
     
  • RGIII plays coy on concussion status
    Robert Griffin III won't say if he suffered a concussion in last Thursday's preseason game.

    Advice: The scuttlebutt has been that Washington made up RGIII's concussion so he could avoid talking to the media following a disastrous performance. "You’ve got to talk to the people who report that stuff," Griffin said. "I don’t report that stuff. I was in the locker room, taking a shower, getting ready to watch the rest of the game, so I don’t know." Even by Washington's standards, this is a ridiculous melodrama. RGIII will play in Saturday's regular season dress rehearsal. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:24 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.97 (15th)
     
  • Terrelle Pryor unsure of Saturday status
    Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) is unsure if he'll be available for Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: Pryor said it depends on how he feels Friday. Already sidelined for Cleveland's first two preseason games, Pryor's roster odds could take a critical blow if he isn't ready for the regular season dress rehearsal. Of course, the Browns find themselves so short of premium athletes on offense that they may be willing to roll the dice on Pryor regardless of what he does the rest of the summer. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:20 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.61 (2679th)
     
  • Manuel named starter for third preseason game
    E.J. Manuel will start Saturday's preseason game against the Steelers.

    Advice: With Tyrod Taylor and Matt Cassel locked in a tight battle, coach Rex Ryan is going with a player who's been a distant No. 3 all summer for his team's regular season dress rehearsal. Ryan did add he expects all three quarterbacks to spend time with the first-team offense. It's quite possible Ryan has already settled on his starter — with Taylor being the favorite — and Manuel is merely a diversionary tactic for the Colts, who are coming to Buffalo in Week 1. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2450th)
     
  • Dez Bryant (hamstring) back at practice
    Dez Bryant (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday.

    Advice: The Cowboys have been taking it painfully slow with Bryant since he strained his hamstring on August 6. He will be all systems go for the regular season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:55 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.22 (35th)
     
  • Ryan Mallett absent from practice Thursday
    Texans QB Ryan Mallett did not practice Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Bill O'Brien declined to say why Mallett missed practice, but said he should be back on Friday. It was announced this week Mallett lost the battle for the starting job to Brian Hoyer. Mallett said he was disappointed with the team's decision but promised to work hard and be ready to play. It is unclear if the team's decision had anything to do with his absence on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:47 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.07 (2704th)
     
  • Rivera hints Funchess will replace Benjamin
    Panthers coach Ron Rivera hinted the team is planning on rookie WR Devin Funchess replacing Kelvin Benjamin (ACL).

    Advice: "The thing we’re waiting for is for Devin to be healthy and get him out on the football field," Rivera said. "He runs a lot of the same type of routes. He’s almost as imposing a target as Kelvin and the biggest thing with him is the confidence that he plays with as he develops." OC Mike Shula said the plan is to replace Benjamin with a committee, but it sounds like Funchess will get most of the snaps in Benjamin's old "X" position. The jury is still out on if Funchess can be an effective wide receiver in the NFL, but volume alone could make him a value at his WR38 draft price. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:47 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.79 (145th)
     
  • Panthers to replace Kelvin Benjamin by committee
    Panthers OC Mike Shula said the Panthers will likely replace Kelvin Benjamin "by committee."

    Advice: "Eventually there might be a guy that emerges," Shula added. It suggests the Panthers don’t view Devin Funchess as ready to replace Benjamin, though Funchess remains the favorite to open the year at X receiver. Corey Brown and Ted Ginn played with the first team in Saturday’s preseason game, but are deep threats that struggle at the short/intermediate levels. Greg Olsen projects to lead the Panthers in early-season targets. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:30 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.79 (145th)
     
  • Terrelle Pryor (hammy) back in full pads Wed.
    Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Pryor had to get back to practice this week if he's going to make the roster. He initially injured his hamstring the first week of August, returned August 15, but re-tweaked it on the 18th, and had been out until today. Pryor missed the Browns' initial scrimmage and the first two preseason games. He's going to need to make some sort of impression the next two weeks to earn a spot. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.61 (2679th)
     
  • Ivory: I've been working more in passing game
    Chris Ivory says he's been doing a "lot more" in the passing game this summer.

    Advice: "We did the same stuff with the last coordinator, but the ball wasn't getting to me as much," Ivory said. "Now it's getting to me more. Now, I guess, people can see I can catch the ball." Coach Todd Bowles has been impressed with Ivory's camp. "I knew he was a good player, (but) I didn't know he was as fast as he was," Bowles said. "He's got very good feet. Chris has got very good quickness." Ivory is never going to be Darren Sproles, but even a tiny uptick in receptions could put him squarely on the RB2 radar. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.40 (67th)
     
  • Bucs' Mike Evans sitting rest of preseason
    Mike Evans (hamstring) will sit out the Bucs' final two preseason games.

    Advice: All it really means is that Evans is sitting out this weekend's regular season dress rehearsal, as none of the Bucs' starters are likely to see real run in the finale. Coach Lovie Smith insists Evans' injury is minor, and there's currently no reason not to believe him. Evans has 19 days to get back to 100 percent for Week 1. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:21 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.08 (62nd)
     
  • Gruden: We're not benching Robert Griffin III
    Redskins coach Jay Gruden is adamant he won't be benching Robert Griffin III.

    Advice: RGIII will start Saturday's game against the Ravens after suffering a concussion last week. Kirk Cousins will be the first man off the bench, suggesting he has a leg up on Colt McCoy for No. 2 duties. Although Griffin has never looked like a fit for Gruden's offense, he's still the only one of Washington's quarterbacks with anything resembling upside. That being said, one of Cousins and McCoy — and quite possibly both — will likely make starts this season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:38 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.97 (15th)
     
  • Funchess (hamstring) gets in limited practice
    Panthers WR Devin Funchess (hamstring) returned to practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: He was limited to individual drills. With Kelvin Benjamin (ACL) sidelined for the entire season, Funchess needs as many snaps as he can get with the first-team offense. It would be a boost if he can play in the third preseason game. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:29 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.79 (145th)
     
  • Brandon LaFell could head to reserve/PUP?
    WEEI Boston's Chris Price "wouldn't be shocked" if Brandon LaFell (foot) opened the season on reserve/PUP.

    Advice: Price did note LaFell is not in a walking boot, and nor is he getting around with a limp. He looks healthy, but is not practicing and isn't talking to media, which is essentially the Patriots' policy with injured players. Price also noted the Patriots will have open roster spots early in the season with LeGarrette Blount suspended Week 1 and Tom Brady currently suspended for the first four games. If LaFell isn't ready for Opening Day, this could allow him to avoid reserve/PUP. Either way, his status is a concern. LaFell has been on the active/PUP list since July 27. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:37 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.64 (176th)
     
  • Lovie Smith downplays Evans' hamstring injury
    Bucs coach Lovie Smith said the hamstring injury Mike Evans suffered in the second preseason game was minor.

    Advice: "I talked to him and he didn’t feel like it was that serious," Smith said. This is better than the coach showing concern, but even slight hamstring pulls have a tendency to linger if not treated properly. Evans will likely miss practice time this week and is not a lock for the third preseason game. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:09 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.08 (62nd)
     
  • Mike Evans exits MNF with strained hamstring
    Mike Evans exited the Bucs' second preseason game Monday night with a strained hamstring.

    Advice: Evans was targeted on two deep balls that came up empty with Pacman Jones and Dre Kirkpatrick in his hip pocket before leaving the game late in the first quarter. On five targets through the first two preseason games, Evans has zero catches. As we've seen before with hamstring strains in receivers, they can linger. For now, we'll consider Evans day-to-day. We also wouldn't worry about his catch-less preseason to this point. If anything, it'll lower Evans' ADP. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:59 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.08 (62nd)
     
  • Terrelle Pryor back on the roster bubble?
    ESPN Cleveland believes Terrelle Pryor's (hamstring) roster odds could come down to the next 72 hours.

    Advice: Reporter Tony Grossi believes Pryor "has" to practice this week and play in Saturday's regular season dress rehearsal to have a realistic shot at making the team. Coach Mike Pettine has basically said the same. Pryor was looking like a lock in early August, but at this point, his odds are probably worse than 50-50. Switching positions, he simply couldn't afford to miss as much camp time as he has. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:16 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.61 (2679th)
     
  • Randle admits he is still in a competition
    Joseph Randle admitted there is still a battle for snaps in the Cowboys' backfield.

    Advice: Darren McFadden started the second preseason game, gaining just four yards on three attempts. Lance Dunbar worked with the first-team offense as the passing down back, catching two passes for three yards. Randle had the best night of the three, but he did not see his first carry until after Tony Romo left the field. The Cowboys could have been sending a message to Randle by limiting his first-team reps, but his usage against the 49ers suggests Randle's hold on the starting job is tenuous at best. He is a risky pick in the third round. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.18 (48th)
     
  • Joseph Randle plays in 2nd preseason game
    Updating a previous item, Joseph Randle did play in the Cowboys' second preseason game on Sunday night.

    Advice: It was reported Randle would be inactive due to his recurring oblique strain, but the third-year back got in some work off the bench. Randle played behind Darren McFadden, rushing seven times for 30 yards. McFadden started and managed four yards on three rushing attempts. So long as Randle can stay healthy, he'll remain the favorite for lead back work in Dallas. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:32 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.18 (48th)
     
  • Cowboys hold Randle out of 2nd preseason game
    Joseph Randle (oblique) is sitting out Dallas' second preseason game.

    Advice: Darren McFadden will start. Randle's injury has been flaring up the past couple of weeks. While it's not a long-term concern, the injury is a reminder of Randle's extremely-limited NFL track record. Randle has just 105 career carries through two NFL seasons, yet his ADP is currently in the middle of the third round. He played four snaps in Dallas' two playoff games last January. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:10 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.18 (48th)
     
  • Robert Griffin III already cleared
    Robert Griffin III (head) returned to full-squad practice on Sunday.

    Advice: There have been rumors the Redskins fabricated RG3's preseason concussion in order to keep Griffin from having to deal with media after the game. He's apparently already been cleared and resumed working with the first-team offense. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:38 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.97 (15th)
     
  • Latavius Murray rushes for TD versus Vikes
    Latavius Murray rushed four times for 20 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings.

    Advice: Murray looked great. The backs behind him, not so much. The breakout candidate is now up to 55 yards on only 10 preseason totes (5.5 YPC). Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:26 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.18 (57th)
     
  • Ryan Mallett has middling night vs. Broncos
    Ryan Mallett started the Texans' second preseason game, completing 5-of-7 passes for 23 yards.

    Advice: That comes out to a 3.28 YPA. Mallett should have thrown a pick, but Broncos LB Brandon Marshall dropped it. The Houston Chronicle deemed Mallett's night "unimpressive." At this point, Mallett may have to put on a show against the Saints next week to beat out Brian Hoyer. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:57 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.07 (2704th)
     
  • Griffin doubt growing within the Redskins?
    According to ESPN's Jason Reid, "people in the building know" the Redskins have "no chance" if they stick with Robert Griffin III at quarterback.

    Advice: All it took was four bad series for Griffin's shaky standing as the Redskins' starter to again become unmoored. Griffin was nightmarishly bad before getting concussed against the Lions on Thursday, but seemed to have little chance behind a leaky offensive line. Of course, RGIII's issues with getting rid of the ball may have encouraged Detroit to bring the house. To the naked eye, Colt McCoy and Kirk Cousins have both appeared far better than RGIII this summer, but against second- and third-string defenses. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:06 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.97 (15th)
     
  • Pettine: Window narrowing for Terrelle Pryor
    Browns coach Mike Pettine said the window for WR Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) to make the team "narrows every day that he's not out there."

    Advice: Pryor started out his career as a wide receiver strong, earning consistent praise early in camp. A hamstring injury has cost Pryor the first two preseason games and most of the last two weeks of practice. Once considered a good bet to make the final 53, it appears Pryor's roster chances are slipping away. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:55 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.61 (2679th)
     
  • Rex confirms the Bills plan to keep three QBs
    Bills coach Rex Ryan said there is a "high possibility" the Bills keep three quarterbacks.

    Advice: This is great news for E.J. Manuel, who is well behind Tyrod Taylor and Matt Cassel on the depth chart. The Bills' website reported the team feels "there's still some ceiling to be reached" for Manuel. That may be true, but it has to be concerning Manuel was easily beaten by two "talents" like Cassel and Taylor in camp. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:43 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2450th)
     
  • Ivory racks up 56 total yards and a score
    Chris Ivory rushed five times for 36 yards and a touchdown and gained 20 yards on three receptions against the Falcons Friday night.

    Advice: Ivory was having a poor night on the ground before busting a 33-yard touchdown on his final carry of the game. The real story is Ivory's involvement in the passing game. After catching just 18 passes total last season, Ivory had three receptions in basically a quarter and a half on Friday night. The receptions were all dump offs, and Bilal Powell still came in on most of the obvious passing situations. Still, this game is decent evidence the Jets' talk of getting Ivory more involved in the passing game this season might be legitimate. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:27 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.40 (67th)
     
  • Bills expected to keep three quarterbacks
    The Bills are expected to keep three quarterbacks.

    Advice: Tyrod Taylor and Matt Cassel are Buffalo’s top two quarterbacks. The Bills reportedly feel "there’s still some ceiling to be reached" with E.J. Manuel and plan to carry him as their No. 3. Manuel has worked exclusively with the backups in two preseason games, completing 13-of-22 passes (59.1 percent) for 188 yards and two touchdowns. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:02 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2450th)
     
  • Devin Funchess still a work in progress
    Panthers WR coach Ricky Proehl stopped short of saying rookie Devin Funchess is ready to step into the No. 1 receiver role.

    Advice: "He’s got the physical tools. The process now has quickened," Proehl said. "He’s got to play physical and play to his size. That’s what we’re working on." Funchess rarely played to his size at Michigan, managing four TDs in his final season. The Panthers are counting on him to play the high-volume X role, but his learning curve remains a concern. Funchess still offers WR2 upside, and should be acquirable in the ninth and tenth rounds of 12-team drafts. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:04 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.79 (145th)
     
  • Joseph Randle returns to practice
    Joseph Randle (oblique) returned to Cowboys practice Friday.

    Advice: He took first-team reps. Randle's oblique has become a recurring concern, but isn't a significant injury. Randle remains Dallas' best option at lead back, but he's expected to lose touches to Darren McFadden and Lance Dunbar. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.18 (48th)
     
  • RGIII expected to be fine, may play next week
    A source told ESPN's Britt McHenry that Robert Griffin III (concussion) is "fine" and may be able to play in the Redskins' third preseason game.

    Advice: The Washington Post's Mike Jones is hearing essentially the same thing. RGIII was battered and bruised behind an awful showing from the Redskins' offensive line Thursday night, taking three sacks and six QB hits on his eight drop-backs. A living nightmare, RGIII has avoided serious injury this time, but it's fair to wonder how long he'll hold up. He's expected to remain Washington's starter. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:05 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.97 (15th)
     
  • Panthers confident Funchess can be new No. 1
    Coach Ron Rivera expressed confidence in second-round rookie Devin Funchess as the Panthers' new No. 1 receiver following Kelvin Benjamin's torn ACL.

    Advice: "He knows two positions, and obviously he’ll concentrate on Kelvin’s and work to handle that spot for us," Rivera said of Funchess. "You want to have a big, quality receiver, and Devin gives us that still." Funchess is sidelined with a minor hamstring injury at the moment, but is expected back next week when he'll start gobbling up all the reps at X receiver he can handle. Funchess ran mostly with the second-team offense in the preseason opener, but made a nice sideline catch for a big gain and was close to reeling in a long touchdown. His ADP has already risen two full rounds since Benjamin's injury and will continue to climb. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.79 (145th)
     
  • Cowboys RB Randle aggravates oblique injury
    Joseph Randle is doubtful for Sunday's preseason game after aggravating his oblique injury in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Randle is now in a race against time to get cleared for Dallas' third preseason game, where depth charts are traditionally finalized. "It’s the same thing I had earlier," Randle said. "It flared up on me again. ... It’s just something we have to keep fighting through." Randle's absence comes just as Darren McFadden (hamstring) is finally healthy enough to get reps with the first team. Randle is an extremely risky investment at his current third- to fourth-round ADP. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:01 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.18 (48th)
     
  • Robert Griffin III diagnosed with concussion
    Robert Griffin III has been diagnosed with a concussion.

    Advice: Joe Theismann "reported" Griffin was medically cleared on the sideline, but that turned out to be an erroneous report. RG3 was evaluated in the locker room and formally diagnosed with a concussion. His shoulder stinger did check out fine. Coach Jay Gruden stated late Thursday that he has "no idea" on a return timetable for Griffin, but did say "I'd imagine" RG3 will remain the Redskins' starter when healthy. Griffin is likely to miss Washington's third preseason game. In all likelihood, he'll be cleared ahead of Week 1. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:33 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.97 (15th)
     
  • Update: RGIII (concussion) not yet cleared
    Updating an earlier item, Robert Griffin III (head, shoulder) has yet to officially be cleared of a concussion.

    Advice: The Redskins' broadcast team reported that RGIII had been cleared, but the team won't offer a comment until after the game. All we know for sure is that Griffin has a right (throwing) shoulder stinger. A concussion would put him in danger of missing next week's Week 1 tune up against the Ravens. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:02 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.97 (15th)
     
  • RGIII leaves game with shoulder, head issues
    Robert Griffin III was forced from Thursday's preseason game with a right shoulder stinger, and is being evaluated for a concussion.

    Advice: Nightmare. Griffin was hurt in the process of committing an unforced fumble on third down inside the Redskins' own 20-yard line. It was the capper to a calamitous night where a Trent Williams-less offensive line was utterly helpless against the Lions' front seven. RGIII took a number of thundering hits in the process of completing just 2-of-5 passes for eight yards. RGIII has a habit of making lines look bad, but tonight wasn't his fault. Now, as has become all too common, the Redskins have to cross their fingers as they await an update on their quarterback's health. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:30 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.97 (15th)
     
  • Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) sitting Thursday
    Terrelle Pryor is sitting out Thursday's preseason game against the Bills.

    Advice: Pryor aggravated his hamstring injury earlier this week. It's not a serious issue, but Pryor's missed reps are. Pryor got off to a blazing start at camp, but has barely practiced since. His spot on the 53-man roster isn't assured. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:50 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.61 (2679th)
     
  • Funchess focusing on 'X' receiver duties
    Panthers WR Devin Funchess will focus more on "X" duties following Kelvin Benjamin's season-ending injury.

    Advice: Funchess had been spending time as the "Z" and slot man, but the Panthers will now focus on turning him into Benjamin's direct replacement. It's an assignment Funchess probably isn't ready for as a rookie. He didn't play nearly as big as his 6-foot-4 frame at Michigan, and showed questionable speed in pre-draft workouts. Still, Funchess' enormous opportunity makes him a WR3 pick with WR2 upside. He's a virtual lock for 100-plus targets. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:41 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.79 (145th)
     
  • Funchess (hamstring) will miss preseason game
    Panthers rookie WR Devin Funchess (hamstring) will not play in the second preseason game.

    Advice: Funchess had a big wrap around his leg at practice on Thursday. Coach Ron Rivera did not sound too concerned about the injury, but the Panthers need to get Funchess all the reps he can handle following Kelvin Benjamin's season-ending knee injury. Funchess could be back in practice on Monday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:18 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.79 (145th)
     
  • Justin Hunter's hearing moved to Sept. 1
    Justin Hunter's preliminary hearing for a felony assault charge has been moved to September 1.

    Advice: The hearing was originally set for September 3, which is the date of the Titans' preseason finale. The charge stems from a July 3 brawl at a Virginia Beach bar in which Hunter was allegedly involved. The Titans have said they plan to "let the legal process play out." Hunter is participating in training camp. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:58 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.47 (2579th)
     
  • Devin Funchess gets bump post-Benjamin
    Rookie Devin Funchess' fantasy stock is on the rise after the Panthers lost Kelvin Benjamin to a torn ACL.

    Advice: We wouldn't bet against GM Dave Gettleman exploring the trade market, but for now Funchess is locked into essentially the same role Benjamin played last year. He'll have to sink or swim as Carolina's go-to receiver, with only Jerricho Cotchery, Corey/Philly Brown, and Ted Ginn as legitimate complementary options. A 12th- and 13th-round pick to this point, don't be surprised if Funchess' fantasy Average Draft Position begins to creep into the single-digit rounds. Greg Olsen also should benefit with more targets. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:47 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.79 (145th)
     
  • Cowboys to use RBBC method?
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram continues to refer to the Cowboys' backfield as a "running back by committee."

    Advice: Beat writer Charean Williams indicates the Cowboys have resisted making meaningful running back additions because they want to give the Joseph Randle-Darren McFadden-Lance Dunbar triumvirate every opportunity to succeed. Team observers have projected Randle to handle 15 touches per game, McFadden to handle ten touches per game, and Dunbar to see 5-8 per game. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:42 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.18 (48th)
     
  • Landry is 'clearly' Tannehill's go-to guy
    The Miami Herald refers to second-year WR Jarvis Landry as "clearly quarterback Ryan Tannehill's go-to receiver."

    Advice: Reporter Armando Salguero passes along "questions whether (Landry) might eclipse the team record of 90 catches in one season." Indeed, Landry established a 105-reception pace over the final nine games of his rookie year, after opening the season as a part-time wide receiver. Landry will play full time as a sophomore and should be a target vacuum in OC Bill Lazor's offense. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:22 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.24 (93rd)
     
  • Terrelle Pryor aggravates hamstring injury
    Browns WR Terrelle Pryor aggravated his hamstring injury, and is questionable for Thursday's preseason game.

    Advice: Pryor was the early buzz of Browns camp, but has now barely practiced over the past two weeks. He missed the preseason opener, and will almost certainly sit against the Bills on Thursday. Pryor has special athleticism, but he's missing precious reps as he switches positions. He appears poised to crack the Browns' 53-man roster, but it can't be considered a lock until he returns and stays on the field. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:59 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.61 (2679th)
     
  • Duron Carter to make 53-man roster?
    ESPN's Mike Wells projects Duron Carter to make the Colts' 53-man roster.

    Advice: Carter was limited to one catch for 16 yards in Sunday's preseason opener, but has been drawing generally positive practice reviews. His direct competition for a roster spot is Vincent Brown and Griff Whalen. Wells also has Brown making the team. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:33 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.20 (2662nd)
     
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