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  • Mike Tolbert back at Panthers practice Thurs.
    Mike Tolbert (chest) returned to Panthers practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

    Advice: It puts Tolbert on track to operate as a Week 3 battering ram, though how he feels on Friday will be key. With DeAngelo Williams (thigh) trending toward a return, as well, Tolbert's status is less important than it was in Week 2. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:57 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.66 (195th)
  • Andre Ellington back at Cardinals practice
    Andre Ellington (foot) returned to Cardinals practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

    Advice: Barring a setback, Ellington will start Sunday's game against the 49ers. With Jonathan Dwyer now out of the picture, Ellington could even get some goal-line looks, but Stepfan Taylor will be first in line. Sporting a 5.1 YPC to go along with his 181 yards from scrimmage, Ellington is a strong RB2. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:35 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.03 (40th)
  • Marshawn Lynch back at practice Thursday
    Marshawn Lynch (back) returned to Seahawks practice Thursday, getting in a full session.

    Advice: Beast Mode is locked and loaded as a top-five RB1 for Week 3. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:18 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    13.23 (28th)
  • Christine Michael still limited on Thursday
    Christine Michael (hamstring) remained limited on Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Pete Carroll had expected Michael to be "full go." He's 50-50 for Sunday's showdown with the Broncos, where he'd function as the No. 3 back. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:16 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2271st)
  • Doug Martin officially ruled out for Week 3
    Doug Martin (knee) is inactive for Week 3 against the Falcons.

    Advice: The Bucs had been hinting all week that Martin would suit up, but that changed Thursday afternoon. His absence leaves Bobby Rainey as a high-upside RB2 against a Falcons defense that's gotten smoked by the run the past two weeks. Rainey will be spelled by Mike James. Martin is week to week, with a strong chance at returning in Week 4. It could be as a backup if Rainey has another big game, however. Also inactive for the Bucs are DT Gerald McCoy, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, LB Mason Foster, OT Kevin Pamphile, OG Kadeem Edwards and OG Rishaw Johnson. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:58 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2318th)
  • Shane Vereen still limited on Thursday
    Shane Vereen (shoulder) remained limited on Thursday.

    Advice: Vereen has had durability issues, but there's been nothing to suggest this is anything more than the Pats' standard injury-report games. Vereen is fine for Week 3, where he'll be a borderline RB2 against the Raiders' ragged defense. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:42 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.89 (57th)
  • Cards would take Dwyer back if 'exonerated'
    The Cardinals will "gladly" welcome RB Jonathan Dwyer (illness, NFI) back if he's "exonerated" in his domestic-violence case.

    Advice: "Until he is exonerated, he will not be a member of this football team," coach Bruce Arians said Thursday. "If and when he is exonerated, I will gladly take him back." Arians added that he believed anyone who hits a woman "needs to go to jail for a long time." Dwyer's odds of exoneration are looking slim. He's likely done in Arizona. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:01 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2261st)
  • Dri Archer still limited Thursday
    Steelers RB/KR Dri Archer (ankle) remained limited Thursday.

    Advice: Archer may have to get in a "full" session on Friday to contribute on special teams against the Panthers. Archer isn't on the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:29 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    1.60 (2553rd)
  • Arian Foster (hamstring) still limited Thurs.
    Arian Foster (hamstring) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: It's always notable when someone with Foster's injury history misses practice time, but we've yet to see anything to suggest his Week 3 status is in doubt. The Texans are almost certainly just limiting their workhorse's reps after he carried the ball a combined 55 times in Weeks 1-2. Foster's status will be updated on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:04 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    13.40 (24th)
  • Jamaal Charles officially limited on Thursday
    Jamaal Charles (ankle) was officially limited in Thursday's return to practice.

    Advice: It's quite possible the Chiefs are just trying to confuse the situation for the Dolphins, but reporters present for practice noted that Charles was moving well, and even cutting in position drills. What's clear is that Charles does not have a traditional high-ankle sprain, if he has one at all. For now, he should be considered slightly less than 50-50 to play. Even if Charles did suit up against Miami, it's quite possible he'd be on a snap count. His status should be updated multiple times over the next 24 hours. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:46 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2196th)
  • 'Good chance' Doug Martin (knee) is inactive
    CBS' Jason La Canfora confirms there's a "good chance" Doug Martin (knee) is inactive Thursday against the Falcons.

    Advice: Per La Canfora, even if Martin does dress, there's "not much expectation of him being involved." It's going to be the Bobby Rainey show against a run defense that's allowed 309 yards through its first two games. Rainey can be used as a plug-and-play RB2. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:36 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2318th)
  • Joique Bell (knee) still limited on Thursday
    Joique Bell (knee) remained limited on Thursday.

    Advice: All indications are that the Lions are just giving Bell some extra rest heading into Week 3. He can be trusted as an RB2 against the Packers. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:25 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    11.13 (53rd)
  • Pierce (thigh) added to Ravens' injury report
    Bernard Pierce was added to the Ravens' injury report on Thursday, getting in a limited session with a thigh issue.

    Advice: Mid-week additions to the injury report are never good news, but we haven't come across any real reason to be concerned about Pierce's Week 3 status. We still expect him to lead the Ravens' committee against the Browns, with Justin Forsett mixing in frequently as a change-of-pace back. Pierce is a borderline RB2. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:07 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.36 (84th)
  • DeAngelo Williams still not practicing
    DeAngelo Williams (thigh) remained out of Panthers practice Thursday, but did a "lot of work on the side."

    Advice: Speaking after practice, coach Ron Rivera said he's "not that concerned" about D-Will's status, indicating he'll be a go for Sunday night's game against the Steelers. Rivera's tune might change if Williams can't practice on Friday, but for now he's on track to suit up for Week 3. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:58 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.63 (161st)
  • Toby Gerhart (ankle) back at Jaguars practice
    Toby Gerhart (ankle) returned to Jaguars practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

    Advice: Wednesday was just a day of rest for the Jags' lead back, who is fully expected to suit up against the Colts' leaky run defense. Although we like the matchup, it's hard to trust Gerhart as an RB2 since he's managed just 50 yards on his first 25 carries behind the Jags' porous offensive line. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:48 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    11.99 (42nd)
  • Dexter McCluster upgraded to 'full' Thursday
    Dexter McCluster (foot) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: The Titans' change-of-pace back is now on track to play against the Bengals. He's an RB4 for fantasy purposes. You should be able to do better. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:23 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.51 (202nd)
  • Cardinals sign RB Jalen Parmele
    Cardinals signed RB Jalen Parmele.

    Advice: He's taking the roster spot of Jonathan Dwyer (reserve/NFI list). Parmele slots in at No. 4 on the depth chart, behind Andre Ellington, Stepfan Taylor and Robert Hughes. He'd need a lot to happen to come into fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:16 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2301st)
  • Maurice Jones-Drew back at Raiders practice
    Maurice Jones-Drew (hand surgery) returned to Raiders practice Thursday.

    Advice: He was officially limited. MJD sat out Wednesday's session, but is now on track to return against the Patriots. If MJD does suit up, it will likely be as part of a three-man committee with Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray. He's not on the RB3 radar. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:00 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.20 (144th)
  • Charles surprisingly back at Chiefs practice
    Jamaal Charles (ankle) returned to Chiefs practice Thursday.

    Advice: Per ESPN's Adam Teicher, Charles participated in warmups, spent a "brief period" being tended to by the team's trainer and then joined position drills. Charles was apparently even "cutting through cones." It would suggest Charles isn't dealing with a high-ankle sprain at all, and that the Chiefs have been misapplying the phrase. There's still more reason to believe Charles will sit than suit up this weekend, but we obviously don't have enough information right now. Charles owners should not count on him being active for Week 3, while Knile Davis owners simply need to sit tight. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:41 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2196th)
  • Cardinals send Jon Dwyer to reserve/NFI list
    Cardinals placed RB Jonathan Dwyer on the reserve/non-football illness list, ending his season.

    Advice: According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the Cardinals are "evaluating (Dwyer's) mental health after suicide mentions in police report." Although teams have the option to withhold pay from players on the NFI list, Dwyer will reportedly still collect checks. He's almost certainly played his final down for Arizona. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:39 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2261st)
  • Chris Johnson (ankle) limited on Thursday
    Chris Johnson was limited in Thursday's practice with an ankle injury.

    Advice: The Jets are almost certainly just limiting CJ?K's reps. We haven't seen any reason to worry about his Week 3 status. Johnson has an enticing matchup in the Bears, but we expect Chris Ivory to be the main beneficiary. Johnson is an uninspiring RB3. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:29 am
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.57 (62nd)
  • Jon Dwyer accused of head-butting wife
    Suspended Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer is accused of head-butting his wife and breaking her nose after she "refused his sexual advances."

    Advice: Per the police report, Dwyer "punched her in the face the next day." Dwyer also allegedly threw a shoe at his 17-month-old son. The incidents took place in July, but Dwyer's wife - who has since left the state - came forward after he "sent suicidal text messages including a photo of a knife." It's a grim situation. Dwyer almost certainly won't play again this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:32 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2261st)
  • Norv Turner hints at hot-hand approach for RB
    Vikings OC Norv Turner said he will use both Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon in Sunday's game against the Saints.

    Advice: Turner added that he might use one back more than the other if someone gets a hot hand. Asiata will have the first crack to get that hot hand as he'll almost certainly start the game, but we know this low-upside bulldozer with a career 3.56 YPC won't help the Adrian Peterson-less Vikings move the ball consistently. The freaky McKinnon could, but has to prove reliable and pass protect better (one sack allowed on three pass pro chances Week 2). Asiata remains the "safer" Week 3 fantasy flex play, but McKinnon is the better long-term hold. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:36 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.74 (60th)
  • Report: Doug Martin likely to sit on Thursday
    According NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Doug Martin (knee) is unlikely to play in Thursday night's game against the Falcons.

    Advice: Martin will test out his knee pregame before the Bucs make his status official. But it's now crystal clear that Bobby Rainey is a borderline RB1 play against a Falcons defense that has already given up 284 yards and five touchdowns to opponent tailbacks. Reports already had the hot Rainey, growing into a coaching staff favorite, in line to start the game. He also started against the Falcons in Week 11 of last year, going for 167 total yards on 32 touches and scoring three touchdowns. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:11 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2318th)
  • Stepfan Taylor moves up depth chart
    Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor has moved up to No. 2 on the depth chart.

    Advice: Thanks to Jonathan Dwyer's deactivation, Taylor will now be the primary "big back" complement to Andre Ellington. It's not a high-upside position outside of a potential goal-line vulture and weak handcuff. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:38 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.76 (187th)
  • PFT: Peterson most likely done in Minnesota
    ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio considers it unlikely that Adrian Peterson will ever play for the Vikings again.

    Advice: Peterson won't be allowed to play until after his child-abuse case is resolved. Florio is saying the case is likely to go to a trial, and therefore wouldn't be over until well after the season. However, Peterson has plenty of incentive to work out a plea deal as soon as possible if it means the NFL will reinstate him. As for 2015, Peterson is owed $12.75 million -- an untenable number for a 30-year-old running back. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:56 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2322nd)
  • Vikings to expand McKinnon's role this week?
    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities says Jerick McKinnon "should definitely be more of a factor starting Sunday."

    Advice: Anyone who has seen Matt Asiata stagger his way to a career 3.56 YPC knows this should be the case. The question is if the Vikings see it. Perhaps now that the coaches have a full week of preparation without Adrian Peterson, they'll install the freaky McKinnon as a major part of the gameplan. He's not startable yet in fantasy, but he's a must hold. If the Vikings want to move the football on the ground, McKinnon is their best bet. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:34 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.01 (228th)
  • Rainey to start over Doug Martin Thursday?
    The Tampa Bay Times says Bobby Rainey will start Thursday's game against the Falcons.

    Advice: "Not just because of Doug Martin's knee. Coaches really like [Rainey]," said beat writer Rick Stroud. To be clear, this looks like educated speculation, not sourced reporting. Coach Lovie Smith has declined to name a starter, only saying he wants to use a committee. But it's not that far-fetched to think that the Bucs want to ride Rainey's hot hand after he put up 174 total yards on 25 touches in Week 2. It's a messy situation, but at this point we'd give Rainey the edge as the better flex play in this cake matchup. Martin is averaging a pathetic 3.41 YPC over the last two seasons (seven games). Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:23 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2318th)
  • Saints think Khiry 'ready for the workload'
    Coach Sean Payton said Khiry Robinson will be "ready for the workload" with Mark Ingram (hand) sidelined.

    Advice: The Saints also showed confidence in Robinson late last season, giving him 21 carries in their two playoff games. Now he's staring a monster opportunity in the face as he'll pair with passing back Pierre Thomas for the next month. A powerful, elusive runner that's underrated in the pass game, Robinson is definitely on the flex radar for this week's home game against the shell-shocked Vikings. Ingram scored three goal-line touchdowns in the first two weeks, a role Robinson is expected to take over. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:39 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    8.91 (100th)
  • Bucs planning a committee at RB for Thursday
    Coach Lovie Smith said the Bucs are planning on using a committee at running back for Thursday night's game at Atlanta.

    Advice: Doug Martin (knee) is expected to suit up, but Smith has declined to name a starter. Bobby Rainey piled up 174 total yards on 25 touches in the Week 2 loss to the Rams. "We want to play more than one running back, two, maybe three," Smith said. ESPN Bucs reporter Pat Yasinkas says that isn't coachspeak, insisting that Smith really is serious about a committee. We'd lean toward starting Martin as he got the first-team reps in practice, but Rainey is going to have a real role as well. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:27 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.42 (35th)
  • McCarthy regrets not getting Lacy more work
    Coach Mike McCarthy said he regretted not getting Eddie Lacy more touches in the Week 2 win over the Jets.

    Advice: Lacy got just three first-half carries as the Packers fell behind 21-3. And just like the Seahawks, the Jets chose to play with a single high safety for much of the game. That aggressive kind of scheme won't be a weekly occurrence though, as the vast majority of defensive coordinators will fear Aaron Rodgers and play coverage. Lacy has another difficult matchup in Week 3 against the Lions, but then the floodgates will open. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:22 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.01 (41st)
  • Cardinals deactivate RB Jonathan Dwyer
    Cardinals deactivated RB Jonathan Dwyer for Week 3.

    Advice: Dwyer was arrested on charges of domestic violence and aggravated assault for two incidents in July. Stepfan Taylor will take over as the Cardinals' No. 2 back. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:49 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2261st)
  • Marshawn Lynch doesn't practice Wednesday
    Marshawn Lynch (back) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Lynch exited Week 2 due to ongoing back issues. His status shouldn't be in danger for Sunday's matchup with the Broncos. Lynch has 146 yards and three total touchdowns through two games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:09 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    13.23 (28th)
  • Shane Vereen limited with shoulder injury
    Shane Vereen (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: This doesn't appear to be a major injury. Vereen should be fine for Week 3 against the Raiders. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:55 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.89 (57th)
  • Report: Dwyer arrested for domestic violence
    KTVK Arizona reports Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested for domestic violence.

    Advice: CBS Evening News reports Dwyer has been charged with aggravated assault and preventing someone from calling 911. The arrest apparently happened Wednesday afternoon. If true, it would be Dwyer's first off-field run-in with the law but one that could send his NFL career spiraling down the drain. Dwyer has 51 yards and one touchdown on 16 carries this season as a minimum-salary player. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:39 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2261st)
  • Arian Foster dealing with hamstring injury
    Arian Foster was limited in Wednesday's practice with a hamstring injury.

    Advice: Foster has been dealing with a rib issue the last two weeks, but this is a new injury. The fact he was limited Wednesday indicates that he'll play through it. Foster remains on track for Week 3 against the Giants. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:27 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    13.40 (24th)
  • Joique Bell (knee) limited on Wedneday
    Joique Bell (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: There's no indication that Bell is in danger of missing Sunday's game. Bell will be an RB2 against the Packers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:17 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    11.13 (53rd)
  • Christine Michael returns to practice
    Christine Michael (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Coach Pete Carroll said he expects Michael to be "full-go" on Thursday and play in Week 3 against the Broncos. Michael will likely be the No. 3 back behind Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:53 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2271st)
  • Dri Archer returns to limited practice
    Steelers RB/KR Dri Archer (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Archer was held out last week, but could return after missing just one game. His status will be updated again on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:47 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    1.60 (2553rd)
  • Andre Ellington held out on Wednesday
    Andre Ellington (foot) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Ellington is still dealing with pain in his foot and will continue to be rested on Wednesdays until he's fully healthy. He remains on track to play in this week's game against the 49ers. Ellington is averaging an impressive 5.1 YPC despite playing through his foot injury. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:25 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.03 (40th)
  • Dexter McCluster (foot) limited on Wednesday
    Dexter McCluster (foot) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: It's a good sign that McCluster is practicing, but his Week 3 status remains uncertain. If McCluster misses time, it would create an opportunity for rookie Bishop Sankey to get an expanded role. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:01 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.51 (202nd)
  • Jones-Drew (hand) not at Raiders practice Wed
    Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Speaking on Monday, MJD didn't sound optimistic about his chances of playing against the Patriots. If he can't go, Darren McFadden would get the start, with Marcel Reece and Latavius Murray spelling him in the backfield. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:58 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.20 (144th)
  • Doug Martin officially listed as questionable
    Doug Martin (knee) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game against the Falcons.

    Advice: Despite the questionable tag, Martin practiced all week and is expected to play. He ran with the first-team offense and appears on track to start. Martin will be an RB2/3 against the Falcons' bottom-ten run defense. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:35 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2318th)
  • Toby Gerhart (ankle) misses practice Wed.
    Toby Gerhart (ankle) missed practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Gerhart is simply getting a rest day after hurting his ankle in the opener and running into walls of defenders last week against the Redskins. We can't trust him as any more than a FLEX option for Week 3, even against a weak Colts defense. The Jacksonville offensive line can't pass protect or run block. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:43 am
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    11.99 (42nd)
  • Jamaal Charles (ankle) misses practice Wed.
    Jamaal Charles (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: As expected. Charles is dealing with a high-ankle sprain, though it's believed to be of the mild variety. He's unlikely to suit up this week against the Dolphins. Knile Davis will have RB1/2 value as the Chiefs' every-down workhorse. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:16 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2196th)
  • Mike Tolbert unable to practice Wednesday
    Mike Tolbert (chest) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Tolbert is day to day after suffering a chest injury in Sunday's win. The Panthers are hoping he can return to practice later this week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:15 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.66 (195th)
  • DeAngelo Williams doesn't practice Wednesday
    DeAngelo Williams (thigh) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: The Panthers expect Williams to return this week, but the fact that he's still not practicing isn't a good sign. He should be considered questionable for Sunday night's game against the Steelers. Jonathan Stewart ran for 37 yards and a touchdown in place of Williams and will continue to handle all first-team work. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:13 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.63 (161st)
  • Schefter: Vikings 'intend to bring back' A.P.
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Vikings "intend to bring back" Adrian Peterson once his legal case is resolved.

    Advice: Fantasy owners of A.P. are left in the dark as they wait for the court's decision. It's worth noting Peterson is a first-time offender with no known criminal background, so it's entirely possible he merely gets a slap on the wrist for punishing his son too harshly. Peterson's first court hearing is not until October 8, but expect his attorneys to push hard for a quick resolution. Matt Asiata needs to be owned everywhere, as does rookie Jerick McKinnon. Now that the Vikings know they may not have Peterson for awhile, Cordarrelle Patterson's rushing usage could spike as well. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:55 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2322nd)
  • Vikings reverse course, ban Adrian Peterson
    Vikings placed Adrian Peterson on the NFL's exempt/commissioner's permission list until his child-abuse case is resolved.

    Advice: Under heavy public pressure after bungling the situation Monday, the Vikings caved. Now it's up to Peterson to get his legal issues resolved as soon as possible, face his punishment and get back on the field. All that is unlikely to happen anytime soon, leaving him out indefinitely (his first court hearing isn't even scheduled until October 8). Reliable yet plodding Matt Asiata will be the Vikings feature back for the foreseeable future, but freak talent Jerick McKinnon also needs to be owned. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:08 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2322nd)
  • 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
    Tuesday, 3:01 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2322nd)
  • Doug Martin (knee) practicing on Tuesday
    Doug Martin (knee) participated in Tuesday's practice, and was running with the first-team offense.

    Advice: It's a sign the Bucs fully expect Martin to go for Thursday night's game against the Falcons. The question is what his role will be. Martin struggled mightily in Week 1, while backup Bobby Rainey went off against the Rams in his absence in Week 2. For now, owners should consider Martin a borderline RB2 against a Falcons run defense that's been gashed through the season's first two games. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:00 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2318th)
  • 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
    Tuesday, 9:59 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2322nd)
  • 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
    Tuesday, 9:31 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.63 (161st)
  • 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
    Tuesday, 8:29 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.66 (195th)
  • 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
    Tuesday, 6:26 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    8.91 (100th)
  • 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
    Tuesday, 5:56 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2322nd)
  • 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
    0.00 (2322nd)
  • 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
    0.00 (2322nd)
  • Christine Michael to return to practice Wed.
    The Seahawks expect Christine Michael (hamstring) to return to practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Michael hasn't played or practiced since pulling his hamstring in the preseason finale. With Marshawn Lynch battling "ongoing" back issues, Michael should see plenty of reps in practice this week. Lynch is expected to be fine for Week 3, and Michael would likely be the No. 3 back behind Lynch and Robert Turbin. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:31 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2271st)
  • Marshawn Lynch battling back problems
    Coach Pete Carroll said Marshawn Lynch exited Sunday's Week 2 loss against the Chargers early due to "ongoing" back issues.

    Advice: Lynch has been battling back problems for awhile, but they're just spasms and have become manageable. Lynch's status for Week 3 isn't likely to be in danger. After seeing just six carries in a game dominated by the Chargers, Carroll said Lynch's light workload is "the last thing we want to have happen." He'll be a top-end RB1 against the Broncos at home next Sunday afternoon. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:27 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    13.23 (28th)
  • Lovie hints Doug Martin should play Thursday
    Coach Lovie Smith suggested Doug Martin (knee) would have participated Monday if the Bucs had held a practice.

    Advice: As beat writer Rick Stroud notes, it means Martin is "in play" for Thursday night's game at Atlanta. The Falcons have been gashed by the run game through two weeks -- surrendering a league-high five rushing TDs -- but Martin's role isn't entirely clear. Bobby Rainey went off for 22-144 and 3-30 in the pass game during Sunday's loss to St. Louis. This may be an even RBBC with Martin back. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:20 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2318th)
  • Andre Ellington still dealing with foot pain
    Coach Bruce Arians acknowledged Monday that Andre Ellington is still dealing with pain in his foot.

    Advice: Ellington has a tear in the foot. The Cardinals haven't backed off him much, however, shoveling 16 more touches onto Ellington in Sunday's win over the Giants. He responded with 101 total yards. Arians says Ellington will continue to be held out of practice on Wednesdays, and they'll evaluate him thereafter every week. He remains on track to play in this week's meeting with the 49ers. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:43 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.03 (40th)
  • Texans: We'll try to lighten Foster's load
    Speaking Monday, coach Bill O'Brien said the Texans will try to do a better job of "(spreading) out" carries going forward.

    Advice: Arian Foster has taken the rock an absurd 55 times through the Texans' first two games, putting him on pace for 440 carries. That would break Larry Johnson's single-season record by 24. Owners may cringe at the idea of a reduced workload, but it's not like Foster would suddenly be a part of a committee. The Texans have to scale back his work to keep him healthy. Even a scaled-back Foster would be a locked-in RB1, and among the league leaders in totes. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:37 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    13.40 (24th)
  • JC's injury 'doesn't look to be real severe'
    Chiefs coach Andy Reid says Jamaal Charles' high-ankle sprain "doesn't look to be a real severe one."

    Advice: "But it does have the component of a high-ankle sprain," Reid added in fluent coachspeak. Regardless of Reid's remarks, high-ankle sprains are multi-week injuries, and typically require at least a month's absence. If Charles can come back sooner, the Chiefs may have been stretching the definition of "high-ankle sprain," much like the Bills seemed to do with C.J. Spiller in 2013. Either way, fantasy owners should plan on being without Charles for at least the rest of September. Backup Knile Davis is this week's top waiver add. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:14 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2196th)
  • Jones-Drew worried he may not play in Week 3
    Maurice Jones-Drew (hand surgery) "didn't sound optimistic" about playing in Week 3 when speaking to reporters on Monday.

    Advice: The Raiders face the Patriots next. Jones-Drew has refused to provide details on his hand injury, and the Raiders laughably listed him as "questionable" on last Friday's injury report despite the fact that he never had any chance to play. If MJD can't go at New England, Darren McFadden would presumably continue to operate as Oakland's lead back. Latavius Murray got one touch in Week 2. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:48 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.20 (144th)
  • 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
    6.63 (161st)
  • Jamaal Charles diagnosed w/ high ankle sprain
    Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday that Jamaal Charles has been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain.

    Advice: We're considering Charles "week to week" moving forward, but there are indications Charles' high ankle sprain is on the mild side of the usual 4-6 week timetable. Knile Davis will step in as Kansas City's every-down back in the meantime. He'll be a legit RB1 for as much time as Charles misses. Charles' fantasy owners need to sit tight and keep him rostered as an injured RB3. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:11 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2196th)
  • 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
    0.00 (2322nd)
  • Joique Bell won't be punished for fumble
    OC Joe Lombardi confirmed he won't punish a player for fumbles as long as it isn't habit-forming.

    Advice: Joique Bell fumbled during Sunday's loss at Carolina, but still ended up with 42 snaps compared to 29 for Reggie Bush. That comes on the heels of a Week 1 game in which Bell played on five more snaps than Bush. Joique, getting most of the inside running and goal-line work, will be a very strong RB2 against the Packers in Week 3. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:45 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    11.13 (53rd)
  • Jerick McKinnon got 21 snaps for MIN
    Jerick McKinnon played on 21-of-66 snaps in Sunday's loss to the Patriots.

    Advice: Although McKinnon only received four touches, he actually got a significant amount of run. Perhaps the Vikings will make him a bigger part of the running game after watching Matt Asiata plod his way to 36 yards on 13 carries. McKinnon remains a stash as we wait for more Adrian Peterson fallout. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:58 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.01 (228th)
  • Jamaal Charles' ankle MRI was negative
    A source confirms to PFT that Sunday X-rays on Jamaal Charles' ankle were negative.

    Advice: As reported Sunday, it's a sprain that knocked Charles out of Sunday's loss to the Broncos. The severity of that sprain will be known after further testing Monday. Talented backup Knile Davis came on to total 105 yards and two touchdowns on 28 touches in relief. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Charles' timeline will be based on how he feels and how he can move on it. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:11 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2196th)
  • Dexter McCluster leaves in walking boot
    Dexter McCluster left the locker room Sunday with his right foot in a walking boot.

    Advice: We didn't notice any injury to McCluster during the loss to the Cowboys as he played on 34-of-51 snaps and got five touches. Perhaps the boot is precautionary. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:13 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.51 (202nd)
  • 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
    0.00 (2322nd)
  • Jamaal Charles' ankle sprain believed 'mild'
    According to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, "early indications" are Jamaal Charles' ankle sprain is "mild."

    Advice: The same goes for SS Eric Berry, who like Charles exited Sunday's loss to Denver and did not return. Per La Canfora, the team is "hopeful neither will miss significant time." Charles is believed to be scheduled for a Monday morning MRI. It does sound like Charles has a shot to play in Week 3 at Miami, but Knile Davis needs to be owned everywhere. The fact that Charles never reentered after the first-quarter injury suggests he was in a lot of pain. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:42 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2196th)
  • Chris Johnson finds no room against GB
    Chris Johnson rushed 12 times for 21 yards and caught one pass for zero yards in Sunday's Week 2 loss at Green Bay.

    Advice: It only took one week for the Jets to realize Johnson's big Week 1 game was because he played the Raiders. It's obvious that rugged and powerful Chris Ivory is the better option for the Ground 'N Pound scheme Rex Ryan wants to run. Johnson gets a plus matchup against the Bears at home in Week 3, but he's going to share the carries and snaps pretty evenly with Ivory. The days of CJ as a workhorse are over. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:32 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.57 (62nd)
  • Bobby Rainey gallops for 144 yards vs. Rams
    Bobby Rainey rushed for 144 yards on 22 carries in the Bucs' 19-17, Week 2 loss to the Rams, adding three catches for 30 yards.

    Advice: Starting in place of an injured Doug Martin (knee), Rainey played an every-down role and found consistent running room against a normally-stingy Rams run defense. The Bucs said Martin could have played, but since they're on a short week and playing this upcoming Thursday, they decided to hold him out. Rainey could produce RB1 numbers if Martin doesn't return next week. The Falcons have been shredded on the ground the first two games. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:07 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.42 (35th)
  • Jamaal Charles diagnosed with sprained ankle
    Coach Andy Reid said Jamaal Charles suffered a sprained ankle in Sunday's Week 2 loss at Denver.

    Advice: It must be a pretty good sprain, as Charles left in the first quarter and was ruled out for the day shortly thereafter. Talented backup Knile Davis came on to total 105 yards and two touchdowns on 28 touches. Consider Charles very questionable for Week 3 at Miami as we await the results of a Monday morning MRI. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:07 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2196th)
  • Eddie Lacy finds tough sledding again
    Eddie Lacy rushed 13 times for 43 yards and caught two passes for 18 yards in Sunday's Week 2 win over the Jets.

    Advice: Lacy's Week 1 concussion was in the rearview mirror, but a rough matchup was not. The Jets' elite front seven gave up no holes and were sure-handed in their tackles, leading to a long run of 10 yards for Lacy. He missed out on a goal-line chance when Aaron Rodgers went play-action from the 1-yard line and hit Randall Cobb for a score. Lacy has another very difficult in Week 3 against the Lions, but then gets two good spots against the Bears and Vikings. Owners need to hang on tight and wait for the tide to turn. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:58 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.01 (41st)
  • Marshawn Lynch limited to 10 touches in loss
    Marshawn Lynch rushed six times for 36 yards in Seattle's Week 2 loss to the Chargers, adding four catches for 27 yards and a touchdown.

    Advice: It wasn't a matter of Seattle going away from their bellcow, they simply never had the ball in a game where the Chargers racked up 42:15 time of possession. The Bolts played keep away, and it worked. Thankfully for Beast Mode's fantasy owners, he saved face with his 14-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter. Lynch remains locked in as a high-end RB1 for Week 3 against the Broncos. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:29 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    13.23 (28th)
  • Arian Foster gashes Raiders for 150 yards, TD
    Arian Foster rushed 28 times for 138 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' Week 2 win over the Raiders, adding two catches for 12 yards.

    Advice: He's now on pace for 440 carries this season after toting the rock 27 times in Week 1 and adding 28 rushing attempts in Sunday's 30-14 drubbing of Oakland. Foster's fantasy owners should actually be hoping coach Bill O'Brien scales back Foster's workload in an effort to keep the centerpiece of his offense healthy. For now, of course, Foster remains an elite RB1 and every-down back on a team that knows it must run the football voluminously to stay competitive. Expect another mammoth workload in Week 3 against the 0-2 Giants. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:24 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    13.40 (24th)
  • 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
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.66 (195th)
  • Dexter McCluster totals 39 yards vs. Cowboys
    Dexter McCluster rushed four times for 30 yards in the Titans' Week 2 loss to the Cowboys, adding a nine-yard reception.

    Advice: McCluster was the third Titans' runner to get a carry behind Shonn Greene and Bishop Sankey, but the primary change-of-pace back ahead of Sankey, who was given only two touches. McCluster offers a nice real-life changeup for the Titans, but won't be nearly consistent enough to be relied on in fantasy leagues. He's waiver-wire fodder in 12-teamers. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:49 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.51 (202nd)
  • 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
    8.91 (100th)
  • Joique Bell gets 16 touches against Panthers
    Joique Bell rushed 10 times for 36 yards and caught six passes for 61 yards in the Lions' Week 2 loss to the Panthers.

    Advice: Joique owners were lucky to come out of this game with so many total yards, because Carolina's defense smothered the Detroit offense. Bell lost a fumble, but his heavy involvement in the passing game was a very good sign moving forward. He'll arguably be a borderline RB1 option when the Lions face the weak Green Bay defense in Week 3. While Reggie Bush has 23 touches through two games, Bell has 32. Joique is also getting all goal-line work. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:26 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    11.13 (53rd)
  • Toby Gerhart totals 17 yards on nine touches
    Toby Gerhart rushed seven times for eight yards and caught two passes for nine yards in Sunday's 41-10 Week 2 loss at Washington.

    Advice: It's not pretty for Gerhart right now. The Jaguars offensive line is playing like a bottom-five unit, the box is getting stacked because of Chad Henne's ineptitude, Gerhart's athleticism has been sapped by an ankle issue and the Jags aren't sustaining drives into the red zone. Through two games, he's rushed 25 times 50 yards (2.0 YPC) with no touchdowns. The good news is that Gerhart remains the clear-cut three-down back and gets to face the Colts at home next week. There's some buy-low appeal here as we anticipate Blake Bortles getting into the lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:13 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    11.99 (42nd)
  • McKinnon not involved in blowout loss
    Jerick McKinnon rushed twice for seven yards and added two catches for five yards against the Patriots Week 2.

    Advice: McKinnon's first carry did not come until three minutes into the second quarter, and he was clearly behind Asiata all game. Asiata only managed 2.8 yards-per-carry, though, as the Vikings offense struggled mightily. With Adrian Peterson likely out an extended time, Minnesota would be wise to see what they have in athletic rookie McKinnon. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:56 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.01 (228th)
  • Jamaal Charles done for day with ankle injury
    Jamaal Charles exited Sunday's Week 2 game against the Broncos in the first quarter with a left ankle injury and will not return.

    Advice: Charles hobbled to the training table in the first quarter before making his way to the locker room. He didn't need a cart, but Charles could be dealing with a sprain. Knile Davis has been filling in admirably for Charles, tallying 76 yards and one touchdown on 17 touches with over 9:00 left in the first quarter. Charles should be considered highly questionable for Week 3. Davis would immediately enter into the RB1 conversation as the offensive centerpiece. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:54 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2196th)
  • Asiata totals 84 yards and a tochdown Week 2
    Matt Asiata rushed 13 times for 36 yards and added 5 catches for 48 yards and a touchdown against the Patriots Week 2.

    Advice: Asiata plodded to a 2.8 yard-per-carry average on the ground, and was not very effective in the passing game aside from a 25-yard touchdown grab in the first quarter. He is not a very good runner, and the Vikings will have to find a better option if they hope to have some offensive success this season. Despite his struggles, workload will keep Asiata an RB3 as long as he starts. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:50 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.74 (60th)
  • Jonathan Dwyer held to 9-31-1 in Week 2
    Jonathan Dwyer rushed nine times for 31 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals' Week 2 win over the Giants.

    Advice: He wasn't targeted. Dwyer has consistently been Arizona's goal-line vulture since late in the preseason, and executed again from one-yard out early in Sunday's victory. Still the clear No. 2 back to Andre Ellington's No. 1, Dwyer is no more than a low-upside RB3/4 in fantasy football leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:38 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2261st)
  • Andre Ellington totals 101 yards vs. Giants
    Andre Ellington gained 91 yards on 15 carries and caught 1-of-3 targets for 10 yards in the Cardinals' Week 2 win over the Giants.

    Advice: Ellington ripped off a number of big plays on the ground, but lost nine carries to Jonathan Dwyer, including a valuable goal-line plunge. Through two weeks, Ellington has rarely been a part of Arizona's red-zone offense, which is a major concern for his fantasy value in standard (non-PPR leagues). He's more of an RB2/flex in those scoring systems. He's an every-week RB2 in PPR. The Cardinals will take on San Francisco's depleted defense next. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:32 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.03 (40th)
  • Vereen sees limited touches against Vikings
    Shane Vereen rushed six times for 40 yards against the Vikings Week 2.

    Advice: Vereen was a non-factor most of the game as the Patriots decided to ride Stevan Ridley for 25 carries in the blowout. Vereen will have better days, but this game is a good reminder that everyone on the Patriots' offense not named Julian Edelman or Rob Gronkowski is game-plan dependent. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:14 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.89 (57th)
  • Eddie Lacy ready to go for Packers
    Eddie Lacy (concussion) is active for Sunday's game against the Jets.

    Advice: Lacy quickly progressed through the concussion protocols, getting a full week of practice in. He's ready to rock as a battering ram, although the Jets' front seven has the potential to be suffocating. The Packers inactives: Scott Tolzien, Demetri Goodson, Carl Bradford, Brad Jones, Bryan Bulaga, Jeff Janis and Jayrone Elliott. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:04 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.01 (41st)
  • Maurice Jones-Drew inactive against Texans
    Raiders declared RB Maurice Jones-Drew, MLB Nick Roach, QB Matt McGloin, S Jonathan Dowling, OL Tony Bergstrom, OT Matt McCants, and DL Shelby Harris inactive for Week 2 against the Texans.

    Advice: It will be the Darren McFadden-Latavius Murray show in Oakland's backfield against a Houston run defense that got abused in Week 1 by Alfred Morris and Roy Helu on Opening Day. Roach remains sidelined with a concussion. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:58 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.20 (144th)
  • Christine Michael again leads SEA inactives
    Seahawks declared RB Christine Michael, WR Jordan Norwood, CB Tharold Simon, TE Cooper Helfet, LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, DE Greg Scruggs and OT Andrew McDonald inactive for Week 2 against the Chargers.

    Advice: It's nearly identical to Seattle's Week 1 list. Michael remains week to week with a hamstring injury, leaving Robert Turbin as Marshawn Lynch's clear-cut backup. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:44 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2271st)
  • Doug Martin officially inactive against Rams
    Doug Martin (knee) is officially inactive for Week 2 against the Rams.

    Advice: Bobby Rainey is expected to get the start, with Mike James as the only other health running back on the roster as Rainey's backup. Rainey is on the back end of the RB2 radar against a Rams defense that plays the run decently well. Also inactive for the Bucs are RE Michael Johnson, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, CB Rashaan Melvin, OL Kevin Pamphile, OL Kadeem Edwards, and OL Rishaw Johnson. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:35 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2318th)
  • Bobby Rainey expected to start against Rams
    Bobby Rainey is expected to be the Bucs' starting tailback in Sunday's 4:05PM ET game against the Rams.

    Advice: FOX's Jay Glazer reported Sunday that Doug Martin (ankle) will be inactive versus St. Louis. Rainey is more of a change-of-pace back, but figures to be forced into lead-back work in Week 2, perhaps with Mike James and FB Jorvorskie Lane mixing in. The Rams don't do a lot well as a team, but they do stop the run. They finished 2013 as a top-nine run defense and held Adrian Peterson to 75 yards on 21 carries last week. Start Rainey at your own risk. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:48 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.42 (35th)
  • Report: Doug Martin (knee) won't play Sunday
    According to FOX's Jay Glazer, Doug Martin (knee) will be inactive for Sunday's game against the Rams.

    Advice: A knee injury that originally seemed minor is serious enough to cause Martin to sit. Consider him questionable for a dreamy Week 3 matchup at Atlanta. Backup Bobby Rainey, who averaged just 3.88 YPC on 137 rushes last year, steps in as a shaky RB3 type against a very strong Rams run defense. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:43 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2318th)
  • Doug Martin 'unlikely' to play against Rams?
    Tom Krasniqi of 620 WDAE in Tampa Bay passes along a "feeling" that Doug Martin (questionable, knee is "unlikely" to play Sunday at St. Louis.

    Advice: It should be noted that this doesn't appear to be a firm report, and more along the lines of speculation. Krasniqi "expect(s) to see a lot of Bobby Rainey" ... "regardless" of Martin's availability versus St. Louis. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:26 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2318th)
  • 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
    6.63 (161st)
  • Andre Ellington active for Week 2 at Giants
    Andre Ellington is active for Week 2 against the Giants.

    Advice: In spite of his questionable tag, Ellington (foot) was always expected to play. The Cardinals' Week 2 inactives are QB Carson Palmer, RB Glenn Carson, OLBs Alex Okafor and Marcus Benard, TE Darren Fells, DE Frostee Rucker, and P Dave Zastudil. Ellington could be in line for a lot of checkdowns from fill-in quarterback Drew Stanton, whose downfield accuracy has long been problematic. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:30 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.03 (40th)
  • 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
    6.63 (161st)
  • Andre Ellington expected to play vs. Giants
    ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms Andre Ellington (foot) is expected to play versus the Giants.

    Advice: Ellington already declared himself "good to go" on Friday. If Carson Palmer (shoulder, questionable) can't play, the Cardinals are likely to feed Ellington the rock. Jonathan Dwyer and Stepfan Taylor will give Ellington breathers. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:37 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.03 (40th)
  • Broncos believe Charles will be used heavily
    The Broncos' defense expects Jamaal Charles to get "a lot of touches this week."

    Advice: "We definitely know they're going to have a heavy gameplan for Jamaal," said Broncos CB Aqib Talib. It is the logical conclusion after coach Andy Reid called it "negligence" that Charles only saw 11 touches Week 1. Charles will be force fed the ball against Denver, and remains an elite RB1 despite the tough matchup. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:02 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2196th)
  • Shane Vereen getting short-yardage work
    ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss expects Shane Vereen to get even more early-down and short-yardage opportunities this week.

    Advice: Vereen actually got three goal-line carries in Week 1 compared to one for Stevan Ridley. Per Reiss, teammates were impressed with how Vereen performed in those situations. Already a PPR dynamo, Vereen is trending up as a standard-scoring player heading into Sunday's game against the Vikings. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:58 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.89 (57th)
  • Andre Ellington says he's good to go
    Andre Ellington (foot) said he's "good to go" for Sunday's game against the Giants.

    Advice: Ellington, working on a short week, returned to a limited practice on Friday. The Cardinals' official website confirms that it would "probably be an upset" if he doesn't play Sunday. Ellington clearly wasn't 100 percent in Week 1, but still totaled 80 yards on 18 touches. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:28 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.03 (40th)
  • Jerick McKinnon is a freak athlete
    Jerick McKinnon's SPARQ score of 147.5 was one of the top scores among all running backs over the last 16 years.

    Advice: As you can read in the Zach Whitman column linked below, SPARQ is a metric developed by Nike to apply a single composite score to a player's athleticism. An elite NFL athlete is around 140 and the 150+ range is reserved for the Calvin Johnson types. The point is that although McKinnon is very raw as he comes out of Georgia Southern and has very little pass pro experience, he's a freak. "Backs with McKinnon's speed, lower-body explosiveness and upper-body strength just don't exist," wrote Whitman. He'll be a change-of-pace back behind Matt Asiata to start, but his fantasy ceiling is far higher. McKinnon is a solid stash while we see where Adrian Peterson's case goes. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:20 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.01 (228th)
  • Asiata expected to start in place of Peterson
    Matt Asiata is expected to start Sunday's game against the Patriots.

    Advice: ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling says Jerick McKinnon "could get some carries too, but Asiata figures to get the majority of the work." It's not a surprise, as the plodding yet reliable Asiata ran ahead of the third-round rookie for the entire preseason. Asiata also started two games last season (for the old regime), totaling 44 carries for 166 yards and a flukish three touchdowns along with five catches for 13 yards. If you need a plug-n-play for this week, he's your man. If you want to stash a true freak athlete who might eventually get a big chance, McKinnon is the add. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:04 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.74 (60th)
  • Arian Foster (ribs) officially probable
    Arian Foster (ribs) is officially listed as probable for Week 2.

    Advice: Foster practiced throughout the week despite his rib issue. He's Rotoworld's No. 5 overall running back for Sunday's matchup at Oakland. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:48 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    13.40 (24th)
  • 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
    6.63 (161st)
  • Maurice Jones-Drew listed as questionable
    Raiders coach Dennis Allen is claiming that Maurice Jones-Drew is "questionable" for Week 2 despite not practicing all week after hand surgery.

    Advice: It's funny because not even OC and playcaller Greg Olson is expecting Jones-Drew to play. The Raiders will likely give Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray a few early-game carries apiece, then ride the "hot hand" against Houston. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:12 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.20 (144th)
  • Christine Michael ruled out for Week 2
    Christine Michael (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 2.

    Advice: Robert Turbin will remain Marshawn Lynch's backup at San Diego. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:10 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2271st)
  • Andre Ellington returns to practice
    Andre Ellington (questionable, foot) returned to practice on a limited basis Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 2.

    Advice: The Cardinals are officially treating Ellington as a "game-time decision," but he seems likely to play after getting in the limited workout on Friday. He saw 18 touches in Week 1 against San Diego. Arizona faces a stiffer Week 2 test on the road against the Giants. Ellington is an RB2 in PPR leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:45 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.03 (40th)
  • Maurice Jones-Drew misses practice Friday
    Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) missed practice again Friday.

    Advice: If Darren McFadden and/or Latavius Murray runs wild against the Texans Sunday, Jones-Drew may not have a starting job when he returns. He underwent hand surgery early this week after a miserably unproductive Week 1 performance. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:32 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.20 (144th)
  • Jaguars list Toby Gerhart probable for Week 2
    Toby Gerhart (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 2.

    Advice: Gerhart missed some snaps with the ankle tweak in last week's loss to the Eagles, but appears to be all systems go for Sunday's clash with the Redskins. It's an above-average matchup for Gerhart. Washington did defend Arian Foster well on Opening Day, but lost NT Barry Cofield (ankle) in the process. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:53 am
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    11.99 (42nd)
  • 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
    6.63 (161st)
  • Eddie Lacy listed probable for Week 2 vs. NYJ
    Eddie Lacy (concussion) is listed as probable for Week 2 against the Jets.

    Advice: Fire Lacy up for fantasy lineups. He has a tough test against the Jets' strong defensive front, but remains on the back end of the RB1 map. Lacy isn't an ideal FanDuel play in a game the Packers will likely attack the Jets through the air. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:50 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.01 (41st)
  • 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
    6.63 (161st)
  • Eddie Lacy going back to his old helmet style
    After wearing Riddell's new SpeedFlex concussion-resistent helmet Week 1 against the Seahawks and suffering a concussion, Eddie Lacy is going back to his rookie-year helmet.

    Advice: Lacy took a thundering helmet-to-helmet hit from headhunter Brandon Meriweather in Week 2 last season, sidelining Lacy with his first NFL concussion. He now believes the helmet wasn't the problem. This really has nothing to do with Lacy's performance. He's fully expected to start against the Jets on Sunday. Lacy is our No. 10 running back for Week 2 against a strong D-line. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:49 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.01 (41st)
  • Bernard Pierce rushes for 96 yards in start
    Bernard Pierce got the start in Baltimore's Week 2 win over the Steelers, rushing 22 times for 96 yards with a seven-yard reception.

    Advice: Pierce was clearly the leader of the Ravens' committee, starting over Justin Forsett and touching the ball on seven of Baltimore's first nine plays. He didn't do a whole heck of a lot before garbage time, however, notching 20 of his yards on two meaningless final carries with the Ravens winning 26-6 with less than two minutes remaining. Pierce got the rock four times inside the Steelers' five-yard line, but failed to find the end zone. With that pessimism out of the way, Pierce will undoubtedly start against the Browns in Week 3. He'll be on the RB2 borderline, and a viable FLEX play. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:44 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.36 (84th)
  • Report: Jones-Drew (hand) to miss Week 2
    "Multiple sources" tell CSN Bay Area that Maurice Jones-Drew (hand surgery) will miss Week 2.

    Advice: "I'd love to go out there, but it's a long season," Jones-Drew said Thursday. "You want to make sure that everything is right and where it needs to be." The Raiders might play "coy" on MJD's status until Sunday, but all signs point toward him sitting. It means Darren McFadden will get the call in an attractive matchup with the Texans. Latavius Murray is the Raiders' third-string back. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 5:47 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.20 (144th)
  • Christine Michael not practicing Thursday
    Christine Michael (hamstring) remained sidelined Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Pete Carroll had been optimistic Michael would return Thursday. Michael will almost certainly miss Sunday's game against the Chargers, again leaving Robert Turbin as Marshawn Lynch's unquestioned No. 2. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:15 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2271st)
  • Maurice Jones-Drew confirms hand surgery
    Maurice Jones-Drew confirms he's recovering from hand surgery, but says he doesn't have any broken bones.

    Advice: MJD hinted he won't play Sunday, saying it's a "long season." CSN Bay Area's Scott Bair would be "extremely surprised" if Jones-Drew suited up against the Texans. That means Darren McFadden will start and be spelled by Latavius Murray. DMC is a middling RB3. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:56 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.20 (144th)
  • Arian Foster (ribs) practicing in full
    Arian Foster is on the Week 2 injury report with a ribs issue, but is practicing in full.

    Advice: Foster's health is a long-term question mark, but his ribs "injury" is a nonissue. Ticketed for some of the league's heaviest workloads, Foster is a locked-in RB1. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:46 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    13.40 (24th)
  • 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
    6.63 (161st)
  • Lacy officially cleared, practices in full
    Eddie Lacy (concussion) got in a full practice on Thursday, and has been officially cleared for Sunday's game against the Jets.

    Advice: Lacy's status is no longer up in the air. The bad news is, he's returning to a tough matchup with the Jets' elite run defense. Lacy should be in for plenty of volume in a game that may not be close, however. He's a low-end RB1, checking in as Rotoworld's No. 10 back for Week 2. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:15 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.01 (41st)
  • Jones-Drew (hand) sitting again on Thursday
    Maurice Jones-Drew (hand surgery) remained out of Raiders practice Thursday.

    Advice: The Raiders protect injury information like nuclear launch codes, so we may not know their plodding lead back's status until Sunday. It appears Darren McFadden is in line for the start, however, with Latavius Murray serving as his explosive backup. Fantasy owners counting on MJD need to make other plans. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:05 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.20 (144th)
  • Andre Ellington (foot) held out on Thursday
    Andre Ellington (foot) was held out of Thursday's practice.

    Advice: He was limited to stationary-bike duties while the media was present. Either way, most signs continue to point toward Ellington being ready for Sunday's trip to New York to take on the Giants. His status will be worth double-checking before you set your lineup, but Ellington is an RB2 one week after the Cards gave him 18 touches at less than 100 percent. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:41 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.03 (40th)
  • Eddie Lacy (concussion) in full pads Thursday
    Eddie Lacy (concussion) was spotted in full pads at Packers practice on Thursday.

    Advice: It means he's been cleared, though he'll likely officially be listed as "limited" on the injury report. Either way, Lacy continues to trend in the right direction for Sunday's tough matchup with the Jets. He'll be a low-end RB1 for the Packers' home opener. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:23 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.01 (41st)
  • Toby Gerhart (ankle) expects to play Sunday
    Toby Gerhart (ankle) confirmed he expects to play in Sunday's game against the Redskins.

    Advice: He was officially limited in Thursday's practice. Gerhart thought he suffered a severe injury when Fletcher Cox tackled him from behind in Week 1, but he escaped with a sprain. He's going to get some work in during Thursday's practice, a great sign that he'll be ready to rock Sunday. The Redskins will be playing without starting nose tackle Barry Cofield. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:31 am
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    11.99 (42nd)
  • McCluster has no idea how many reps he'll get
    Dexter McCluster said his weekly carry count could range anywhere from two to 20.

    Advice: McCluster is exaggerating some here, but his point is that the Titans running backs don't even know how much they'll be used each week. In Week 1, starting two-down back Shonn Greene led the way with 15 carries and 32 snaps, while McCluster was next with nine carries on 19 snaps. Leon Washington added 18 snaps and Bishop Sankey got 10. "It's just kind of all how the game unfolds. It's how the game comes," McCluster said. The committee approach here keeps ceilings capped even in a dream matchup like Sunday's with the Cowboys. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:43 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.51 (202nd)
  • Arian Foster: Heavy workloads here to stay
    Arian Foster said the heavy workload he saw in Week 1 is here to stay.

    Advice: Foster racked up 27 carries and two catches as the Texans grinded through the Redskins in Week 1. New coach Bill O'Brien is something of a rare breed these days as he has no interest in any kind committee in the backfield. "He said that all offseason, and (it's) not lip service," Foster said. "That's what he wants to do." Arian is going to pile up touches in a cake matchup at Oakland Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:48 am
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    13.40 (24th)
  • Toby Gerhart is 'making good progress'
    Coach Gus Bradley said Toby Gerhart (ankle) is "making good progress."

    Advice: Gerhart didn't practice Wednesday, but he appears headed toward the good side of a questionable tag. This game against the Barry Cofield-less Redskins should be a good spot for Gerhart to rack up quality volume. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:05 am
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    11.99 (42nd)
  • Eddie Lacy expected to play against the Jets
    According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, "it appears" Eddie Lacy (concussion) will play Sunday against the Jets.

    Advice: Lacy is in the final stages of the NFL's concussion protocol, with the only hurdle left being clearance from an independent neurologist. "He's had good workouts," said coach Mike McCarthy. "He's progressed very quickly." The Jets pose a difficult Week 2 matchup for Lacy, but he is an every-down back in a potent offense who gets goal-line chances. He'll immediately resume RB1 status. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:00 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.01 (41st)
  • Jones-Drew misses Raiders practice
    Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) missed Raiders practice Wednesday.

    Advice: MJD's status is uncertain after he reportedly underwent a "procedure" on his hand on Monday. The report stated Jones-Drew is "not expected to miss much time, if any," but there don't seem to be any guarantees regarding his Week 2 availability. If MJD can't play against the Texans, Darren McFadden would start. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:48 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.20 (144th)
  • Cardinals encouraged with Ellington's foot
    Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was encouraged by the way Andre Ellington's foot bounced back from Monday night's 18 touches.

    Advice: "A lot less sore than he thought he was going to be," Arians said. "It's much better than we hoped." Ellington missed Wednesday's practice, sporting a precautionary boot on his foot, but he'll likely get in limited reps by Friday and is on track to start this week's game against the Giants. As long as Ellington's workload stays steady, he's an every-week RB2 in PPR leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:31 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.03 (40th)
  • Steelers rule out Dri Archer, Lance Moore
    Steelers RB/KR Dri Archer (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 2.

    Advice: Archer will miss Thursday night's game with the Steelers playing on a short week. Lance Moore (groin) has also been ruled out. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:09 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    1.60 (2553rd)
  • Christine Michael could practice Thursday
    Christine Michael (hamstring) will not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Michael is expected to resume practicing Thursday, according to coach Pete Carroll. He was inactive for Seattle's Thursday night opener, and is questionable to play this week. The missed time has allowed Robert Turbin to handle all the work behind Marshawn Lynch. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:54 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2271st)
  • Toby Gerhart (ankle) misses practice Wed.
    Toby Gerhart (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: The Jaguars are likely just playing it safe with Gerhart. He sprained his ankle against the Eagles, but later returned. Coach Gus Bradley already said he expects Gerhart to be limited in practice this week. We'd be surprised if he didn't play against the Redskins. Gerhart will be a solid RB2 option. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:33 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    11.99 (42nd)
  • Eddie Lacy near end of concussion protocol
    Coach Mike McCarthy says Eddie Lacy has had some good workouts, and is near the end of the league's concussion protocol.

    Advice: Lacy didn't practice Wednesday, but he was on the field with his teammates and interacting with coaches. The Packers are likely just being cautious with Lacy, considering it's his second concussion in a calendar year. At this point, it sounds like there's a good chance he gets cleared for Sunday's tilt with the Jets. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:06 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.01 (41st)
  • Eddie Lacy (concussion) not practicing Wed.
    Eddie Lacy (concussion) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: The good news is Lacy was in attendance off to the side, so he isn't holed up in a dark room. Lacy suffered his concussion last Thursday night, so he'll have ten days to gain clearance. We'll just have to keep checking in on him the remainder of the week. James Starks will get the start against the Jets if Lacy can't play. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:41 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.01 (41st)
  • Pierce expected to lead Ravens in carries
    ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley still expects Bernard Pierce to lead the team in carries this season.

    Advice: Despite his Week 1 benching, coach John Harbaugh said Pierce remains a big part of the plans at running back. "You don't lose faith in a player because of a bad play," Harbaugh said. "Bernard is still on his way to becoming, I would say, a very good player." While Justin Forsett may get the start Thursday night against the Steelers, the Ravens know the undersized scatback can't carry a full load. Pierce can at 6'/230. Long-term, Pierce is the back to own in fantasy. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:26 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.36 (84th)
  • Dri Archer (ankle) not practicing Tuesday
    Steelers RB/KR Dri Archer (ankle) did not practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: He was downgraded from limited on Monday. Archer was forced from the Week 1 opener against the Browns with both ankle and knee injuries. Archer isn't much of a factor on offense; he returned two kickoffs before going down. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:24 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    1.60 (2553rd)
  • Ravens: Pierce remains big part of offense
    Speaking Tuesday, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Bernard Pierce will remain a big part of the offense.

    Advice: Puzzlingly, Harbaugh also claimed Pierce wasn't benched for his fumble in Sunday's loss one day after basically admitting that he was. Either way, the Ravens can't afford to bury Pierce on the depth chart behind journeyman scatback Justin Forsett. Forsett will get the first crack against the Steelers on Thursday, but the Ravens will be going with a committee, one where they'll be looking for a hot hand to emerge. Owners need to hold on to Pierce. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:57 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.36 (84th)
  • Ravens decline to name starting running back
    Ravens coach John Harbaugh declined to name a starting running back Monday.

    Advice: "Bernard Pierce, Justin Forsett -- they'll both play a lot. Lorenzo Taliaferro will be a big part of it, too." Pierce started the opener, but shared snaps evenly with Forsett until he lost a fumble and was benched. ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley expects a hot hand approach and also notes that Forsett "deserves" the first shot after playing so well in the loss at Cincy. This is a very difficult situation to project, but we'd bet on Forsett getting the most snaps and touches against the Steelers Thursday night. Pierce should get back in the mix on early downs and the intriguing Taliaferro is waiting in the wings for his chance. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:48 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.36 (84th)
  • Dwyer totals 28 yards on nine touches in win
    Jonathan Dwyer rushed for 20 yards on seven carries in Arizona's Week 1 win over the Chargers.

    Advice: He added two catches for eight yards. Dwyer entered the game on the second offensive play. But with Andre Ellington (foot) healthy enough, Dwyer was merely a change-of-pace. Dwyer will only be relevant if Ellington misses time. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:19 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2261st)
  • Stepfan Taylor catches TD in win over Bolts
    Stepfan Taylor caught three passes for 21 yards and one touchdown in Arizona's Week 1 win over the Chargers, adding five yards rushing on one attempt.

    Advice: Taylor was the third back in the game behind Andre Ellington (foot) and Jonathan Dwyer. He got some run in the red zone early in the fourth quarter while Ellington nursed his injury. Taylor ended up catching a five-yard score from Carson Palmer on a rollout. Taylor isn't a fantasy option, and won't be anything more than a weak one in the event Ellington ever misses extended time. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:14 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.76 (187th)
  • Joique Bell totals 56 yards, TD in Week 1 win
    Joique Bell rushed for 51 yards and one touchdown on 15 carries in the Lions' Week 1 victory over the Giants on Monday night.

    Advice: He caught his lone target for five yards. Just as many suspected following Jim Caldwell's hire, Bell was the dominant ball carrier for Detroit, while Reggie Bush mainly worked as a scatback. Bell battled a knee problem during the spring, but had a promising opener even if the stats don't jump off the page. This offense can support two backs. Bell and Bush will be weekly mid-range RB2 options. They have a tough date on the road in Carolina next week. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 7:52 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    11.13 (53rd)
  • Harbaugh confirms Pierce was benched
    Coach John Harbaugh confirmed that Bernard Pierce was benched for fumbling in Sunday's Week 1 loss to the Bengals.

    Advice: Pierce coughed up the ball on his sixth carry of the day and then watched as Justin Forsett seized the opportunity that was supposed to be his. "We're not too enamored with fumbles. It's not what we're looking for from our running backs," Harbaugh said. The benching seemed harsh, especially considering it was the first fumble of Pierce's career. He may have to earn his job back from the scatback-ish Forsett now, but we're not dropping him. He's a 23-year-old that profiles as a feature back, and Ray Rice has been released. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 11:59 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.36 (84th)
  • Toby Gerhart day-to-day with sprained ankle
    Coach Gus Bradley said Toby Gerhart has a sprained ankle and will be limited in practice this week.

    Advice: Gerhart owners got a scare early in the Jaguars' Week 1 loss to the Eagles when he was dragged down from behind by DE Fletcher Cox. Expect plenty of updates on Gerhart this week, but he should be fine as an RB2 for the Week 2 tilt with the Redskins. The Jags' offensive line needs to open up some running lanes. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 9:53 am
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    11.99 (42nd)
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