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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
    Yesterday, 4:57 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.66 (195th)
  • 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
    Yesterday, 4:16 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2271st)
  • Roy Helu practicing in full for Week 3
    Roy Helu (knee) is practicing in full for Week 3.

    Advice: Helu is ready to rock for Sunday's game against the Eagles, where he'll be an RB4 as the Redskins' passing-down back. Helu is worth a bench spot in standard formats, but isn't in the starting conversation outside of PPR leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:46 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    4.81 (237th)
  • De'Anthony Thomas downgraded on Thursday
    De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) was downgraded to DNP in Thursday's practice after being limited on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's no longer on track to make his NFL debut this weekend. It's bad news for a Chiefs team that could be without Jamaal Charles (ankle), but irrelevant for fantasy purposes. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:30 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2277th)
  • 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 2:29 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    1.60 (2553rd)
  • 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 12:58 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.63 (161st)
  • 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 12:16 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2301st)
  • 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
    Yesterday, 11:39 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2261st)
  • 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 9:36 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.74 (60th)
  • 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
    Yesterday, 8:38 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.76 (187th)
  • 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
    Yesterday, 7:34 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.01 (228th)
  • Damien Williams will be No. 2 RB on Sunday
    Damien Williams will be the Dolphins No. 2 running back Sunday.

    Advice: With Knowshon Moreno (elbow) out 4-8 weeks, Williams is on the deep league radar. He went undrafted out of Oklahoma after getting kicked off the team for multiple team violations, but possesses 4.45 speed and excellent receiving skills. The jury remains out on Miller as a workhorse kind of back, leaving Williams with a real shot at 10 touches this week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:52 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    3.98 (1903rd)
  • 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
    Yesterday, 6:39 am
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    8.91 (100th)
  • 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
    Wednesday, 4:49 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2261st)
  • 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
    Wednesday, 2:39 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2261st)
  • 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
    Wednesday, 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
    Wednesday, 12:47 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    1.60 (2553rd)
  • 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
    Wednesday, 12:01 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.51 (202nd)
  • De'Anthony Thomas returns to practice
    Chiefs RB/WR De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Thomas is expected to make his debut this week after missing the first two games. He'll be the primary return man, and could see change-of-pace work behind Knile Davis. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:05 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2277th)
  • 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
    Wednesday, 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
    Wednesday, 10:13 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.63 (161st)
  • 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)
  • De'Anthony Thomas expected back this week
    Chiefs RB/WR De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) could return for Week 3.

    Advice: Thomas, the Chiefs' fourth-round rookie, has missed the first two weeks. Although he's listed as a running back, the 176-pounder is really a package player that won't pick up much slack if Jamaal Charles (ankle) sits. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:28 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2277th)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Damien Williams fills in for Knowshon Moreno
    Damien Williams had five carries for 19 yards in Week 2 against the Bills.

    Advice: Filling in for an injured Knowshon Moreno, Williams was a chance-of-pace behind Lamar Miller. With Moreno expected to miss 4-8 weeks, he's likely to handle No. 2 duties going forward. Miller is going to get the majority of carries, but Williams could push for 10-plus weekly touches. UDFA Orleans Darkwa was active this week and is also a candidate for an expanded role. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:48 pm
     
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    3.98 (1903rd)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Roy Helu leaves late with knee injury
    Roy Helu left Sunday's Week 2 game against the Jaguars in the fourth quarter with a left knee injury.

    Advice: The severity of Helu's injury is unknown, but he was ruled out for the day quickly. Before leaving, the Redskins' clear-cut third-down back and Alf Morris handcuff had eight carries for 25 yards to go with two catches for 11 yards. Third-stringer Silas Redd is finishing out the blowout. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:54 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    4.81 (237th)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • De'Anthony Thomas ruled out for Week 2
    Chiefs rookie RB/WR De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 2 against Denver.

    Advice: There's not much going right for the Chiefs these days. This is actually a downgrade from last week for Thomas, when he was listed as "doubtful." Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:24 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2277th)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • De'Anthony Thomas still not ready to practice
    De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) has yet to resume practicing.

    Advice: Thomas missed Week 1 after suffering a hamstring injury during the week. He was replaced by Frankie Hammond on punt returns. Thomas will need to return by Friday to have any chance of playing against the Broncos. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:34 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2277th)
  • 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)
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