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  • Titans bench Jake Locker
    The Titans have benched Jake Locker.

    Advice: In the last year of his rookie contract, Locker has likely played his final down as a Titan. ESPN's Adam Caplan -- who's had a great read on the Titans since the draft -- "can't see" a scenario where Locker gets his job back barring an implosion by or injury to new starter Zach Mettenberger. If this is indeed it for Locker's Titans career, he will finish with 26 touchdown passes, 24 turnovers, and a 57.3 completion rate. Although Locker has myriad flaws, he has a strong enough arm and enough athleticism to resurface in 2015 as a useful NFL backup. Locker simply doesn't throw the ball with enough accuracy to be a consistent big-league starter. He's also been wildly injury prone in the pros. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:22 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.66 (25th)
  • Titans insert rookie Zach Mettenberger at QB
    The Nashville Tennessean reports the Titans will start sixth-round rookie Zach Mettenberger at quarterback in Week 8 against the Texans.

    Advice: Having already lost hope for the 2014 season, the Titans will start playing their pups. Injury-prone, contract-year quarterback Jake Locker has been formally demoted. It's believed Mettenberger was informed of coach Ken Whisenhunt's decision to start him on Tuesday night, which perhaps explains why none of Tennessee's quarterbacks were allowed to speak with the media on Wednesday. A strong-armed LSU product albeit with zero mobility, Mettenberger will make his first NFL start against J.J. Watt's Texans in a home game. With Jadeveon Clowney (knee) tentatively due back this week, the Houston defense is worth a look as a Week 8 streamer. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:40 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2445th)
  • McCown (thumb) limited on Wednesday
    Josh McCown (thumb) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: McCown is on track to return coming off the Bucs' Week 7 bye. He should handle backup duties behind Mike Glennon. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:36 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2493rd)
  • Jake Locker (thumb) limited on Wednesday
    Jake Locker (thumb) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: There should be more clarity on Locker's status Thursday. Coach Ken Whisenhunt has said he expects Locker to return this week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:36 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.66 (25th)
  • Report: 'No chance' RG3 plays MNF vs. Dallas
    Dianna Marie Russini of NBC Washington reports there's "NO chance" Robert Griffin III (ankle) plays Monday night's Week 8 game against the Cowboys.

    Advice: RGIII took the first rep at Wednesday's practice, but the Redskins don't start their official practice week until Thursday this week because of Monday night's game. Coach Jay Gruden made Colt McCoy instead of RGIII available to the media, and said he wants to have a starter in place by Thursday afternoon, suggesting it will be McCoy. RGIII will shoot for a Week 9 return at Minnesota. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:49 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2462nd)
  • RG3 takes first QB rep at practice Wednesday
    Robert Griffin III (ankle) took the first quarterback rep at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: In the first individual drill, RGIII was No. 1 and Colt McCoy No. 2. Kirk Cousins has been demoted to No. 3. This doesn't mean Griffin will get the start Monday night against the Cowboys, as coach Jay Gruden has repeatedly said RGIII has "got to be 100 percent" before he plays. We won't get an official practice status from RGIII until Thursday. We'd still consider him unlikely for Week 8. But Griffin is making strides in the right direction and may be targeting Week 9. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:27 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2462nd)
  • 49ers again bringing back Josh Johnson
    49ers re-signed QB Josh Johnson and released S Raymond Ventrone.

    Advice: This is San Francisco's weekly move. Johnson is the No. 3 quarterback. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:25 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2481st)
  • Terrelle Pryor working out for Giants
    Free agent Terrelle Pryor is part of a large group working out for the Giants Tuesday.

    Advice: It's unclear if the Giants are kicking the tires on Pryor as a quarterback or wide receiver. He's also had workouts with the Bengals and Bucs over the last month without getting signed. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:26 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2492nd)
  • It's not Johnny Football time quite yet
    Coach Mike Pettine said Brian Hoyer is "still firmly our starter."

    Advice: Hoyer laid an egg in a loss to the previously winless Jaguars in Week 7, looking uncomfortable in the pocket and displaying concerning inaccuracy. But he earned enough leash early in the year to get another start, this time against the 0-6 Raiders. If Hoyer loses that game, the calls for Johnny Manziel will become deafening. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:35 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.12 (2655th)
  • Mike Glennon fully expected to start Sunday
    Mike Glennon is expected to start Sunday's game against the Vikings.

    Advice: Josh McCown (thumb) has resumed practicing, but Glennon has outperformed the veteran badly this season. Over the last three games, Glennon has gone 1-2 with two 300-yard games and a 6:3 TD-to-INT ratio. He'll be a two-QB league option against a very burnable Vikings secondary this week. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:31 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    14.80 (46th)
  • Big Ben throws for 265 & 2 TDs in MNF win
    Ben Roethlisberger completed 23-of-33 passes for 265 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the Steelers' Week 7 win over the Texans on Monday night.

    Advice: Roethlisberger absorbed three sacks and lost his right tackle and left tackle for stretches in this one. The offense got off to a really slow start, being held scoreless until there was 3:08 left in the first half. That's when Big Ben hooked up with rookie WR Martavis Bryant for a 35-yard touchdown over the top of the defense. The flood gates opened for Pittsburgh. Antonio Brown found Lance Moore for a three-yard touchdown 1:41 later, and Ben then found Le'Veon Bell for a two-yard score just 49 seconds after that. Roethlisberger hooked up with Brown nine times for 90 yards and had a 16-yard score called back when Brown couldn't get a second foot in bounds. Ben will be a mid-range QB2 vs. the Colts next week. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:02 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.45 (29th)
  • FitzMagic tosses 2 TDs, INT in MNF loss
    Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 21-of-32 passes for 262 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Texans' Week 7 loss to the Steelers on Monday night.

    Advice: Fitzpatrick played well for much of the first half, leading the Texans on three consecutive scoring drives to open the game. It was a train wreck thereafter. One play after the Steelers had just scored a three-yard touchdown on an Arian Foster fumble at the goal line, Fitzpatrick comes back and tosses an interception at his own 20-yard line with 53 seconds left in the first half. The Steelers scored another TD and totaled 24 points in 2:54 before the break after trailing 13-0 with 3:08 left in the half. The Texans struggled on third downs passing the ball all night. Fitz's TDs went to Alfred Blue and Foster. He's a back-end QB2. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:56 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.58 (77th)
  • Browns 'briefly' considered going to Manziel
    Coach Mike Pettine said the Browns "briefly" considered benching Brian Hoyer in favor of Johnny Manziel in Cleveland's 24-6 loss to Jacksonville.

    Advice: How could they not have thought about it? Hoyer dropped the worst game of his career on the Jaguars, going 16-of-41 passing, turning it over twice, and taking three sacks. He missed a number of throws. "It was discussed briefly, but it was a situation where we still wanted to at least try to end the game with Brian on a positive note,'' Pettine said. Pettine went on to say Hoyer is "firmly our starter," but that's hard to believe. Once you start thinking about going to the backup, it's just a matter of time. Hoyer can't afford to lose to the 0-6 Raiders. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:00 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.41 (81st)
  • Skins 'planning' to start Colt McCoy Week 8
    Coach Jay Gruden announced Monday he is planning to start Colt McCoy at quarterback in Week 8 against the Cowboys.

    Advice: NBC's Dianna Marie Russini passes along that Robert Griffin III (ankle) "has been medically cleared to add to his workload," but the plan for now is to give McCoy the nod. After facing the Cowboys, the Redskins will play the Vikings in Week 9. That seems like Griffin's earliest-possible return date. In a home game against noodle-armed career journeyman backup McCoy, Dallas' fantasy defense will be worth a look as a Week 8 streamer. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:44 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    14.95 (45th)
  • Whisenhunt: Locker remains Titans starter
    Coach Ken Whisenhunt reiterated Monday that Jake Locker (thumb) remains the Titans' starting quarterback when healthy.

    Advice: Per Whisenhunt, the plan is for Locker to throw on Tuesday and the Titans will "see how he responds Wednesday." Whiz said after Sunday's loss to the Redskins that he "would expect" Locker to return in Week 8 against the Texans, although there are clearly no guarantees. Locker has been an utter NFL bust. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:38 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.66 (25th)
  • Cousins officially behind Colt on depth chart
    Colt McCoy has officially passed Kirk Cousins on the Redskins' depth chart.

    Advice: In other words, it wasn't a one-time thing as the Redskins searched for a "spark." McCoy will get the starter's reps in this week's practices, and get the call against the Cowboys if Robert Griffin III (ankle) isn't ready. Cousins can be safely dropped in all formats of fantasy. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:16 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.08 (2667th)
  • Austin Davis completes 86% of passes in win
    Austin Davis completed 18-of-21 passes for 152 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the Rams' Week 7 win over the Seahawks.

    Advice: Davis dinked and dunked his way down the field all afternoon, settling for short passes to his running backs and tight ends. It wasn't flashy by any means, but successful after struggling badly in Week 6 against San Francisco. The lone shot he took downfield was a 30-yard completion to Chris Givens. Davis completed 86 percent of his passes and hooked up with Benny Cunningham and Lance Kendricks for five- and four-yard scores, respectively. Davis is a back-end QB2 with a dreadful schedule (at KC, at SF, at ARZ, vs. DEN, at SD) ahead. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:16 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    15.59 (37th)
  • Redskins not ruling Griffin out for Week 8
    The Redskins aren't ruling Robert Griffin III (ankle) for Week 8, but he has a "long way to go."

    Advice: "He's got to be 100 percent," coach Jay Gruden said at Monday's presser. Gruden went on to say that Colt McCoy will get the starter's reps in this week's practices, and be under center against the Cowboys if RGIII isn't ready to go. It sounds like Griffin is highly unlikely for Week 8, though he does have an extra day to heal up with the Redskins playing on Monday Night Football. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:13 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2462nd)
  • Josh McCown (thumb) resumes practicing
    Josh McCown (thumb) has resumed practicing.

    Advice: Mike Glennon took the first-team reps in Monday's informal session, but McCown was reportedly throwing "very well." McCown's status will be updated when the Bucs return to official practice on Wednesday. We fully expect Glennon to remain under center against the Vikings. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:04 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2493rd)
  • Titans expect Jake Locker to return next week
    Coach Ken Whisenhunt said he "would expect" Jake Locker (thumb) to return Week 8.

    Advice: Locker practiced early last week, but his thumb became sore and the Titans were worried about mistakes with ball handling. So they went with Checkdown Charlie Whitehurst again, who predictably crippled the team in a narrow loss at Washington. Locker's return will be great news for Justin Hunter, whose vertical strengths need a big arm. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:32 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.66 (25th)
  • Robert Griffin has a chance to return Week 8
    Coach Jay Gruden wouldn't rule out Robert Griffin III (ankle) returning for Week 8.

    Advice: In the outside chance Griffin looks "great" in practice, top beat writer John Keim expects him to get the nod Monday night against Dallas. If not, it's expected to be Colt McCoy under center. Kirk Cousins has played his way off the map with nine interceptions in the last five games. Griffin was not playing well in Jay Gruden's pocket-passer scheme prior to his injury, but is on the QB1 map anytime he starts due to dual-threat ability. RG3 is a must-add for anyone in need of quarterback help. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:42 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2462nd)
  • Colin Kaepernick throws one touchdown in loss
    Colin Kaepernick completed 24-of-39 passes for 263 yards, one touchdown, and an interception in Sunday night's Week 7 loss to the Broncos.

    Advice: He added 18 yards on three carries. Kaepernick failed to lead the 49ers to a scoring drive in the second half. His lone touchdown came on a four-yard pass to Stevie Johnson in the back of the end-zone. The 49ers' offensive line struggled to pass protect all game, and Kaepernick was sacked six times. Kaepernick will be a borderline QB1 option in Week 9 when the 49ers come out of their bye. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:11 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2502nd)
  • Manning breaks Brett Favre's TD record
    Peyton Manning completed 22-of-26 passes for 318 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday night's 42-17 win over the 49ers.

    Advice: Manning broke Brett Favre's career touchdown record with an eight-yard pass to Demaryius Thomas in the second quarter. He picked apart an injured 49ers secondary, finishing with just four incompletions. With the Broncos playing on a short turnaround next week, Manning was rested for Brock Osweiler in the fourth quarter. He's now up to 1,848 yards, 19 touchdowns, and three interceptions through six games. The Broncos take on the Chargers in Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:56 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    24.74 (1st)
  • Blake Bortles throws 3 more INTs, gets win
    Blake Bortles completed 17-of-31 passes for 159 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions in the Jaguars' Week 7 win over the Browns.

    Advice: He added five carries for 37 yards, gaining much of it on read-option plays. The third overall pick in May's draft has been incredibly turnover prone -- still making an assortment of bad decisions -- but continues to play with aggressiveness, and the Jags are slowly but surely opening up their offense at the intermediate and deep levels. Bortles will remain a boom-or-bust two-quarterback-league option when the Jags face the tough Dolphins defense in Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:21 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.66 (26th)
  • Andy Dalton looks lost againt Colts
    Andy Dalton completed 18-of-38 passes for 126 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Sunday's Week 7 loss at Indy.

    Advice: Dalton and Bengals never got off the bus. They somehow opened the game with eight straight 3-and-outs, finishing the first half with 27 total yards. Vontae Davis and Greg Toler were dominant on the corners, erasing Mohamed Sanu outside of one deep ball in garbage time. It's a reminder of both how bad Carolina's defense is (see last week) and how good A.J. Green is. Dalton will be praying he gets Green back for Week 8 against the Ravens, otherwise he'll barely be a QB2. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:56 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    13.45 (58th)
  • Whitehurst tosses two TDs vs. Washington
    Charlie Whitehurst completed 17-of-26 passes for 160 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Tennessee's 19-17, Week 7 loss to the Redskins.

    Advice: Checkdown Charlie kept the chains moving in an ugly game, but looked like the backup he is. Whitehurst's receivers did the work on his scores, with Kendall Wright shaking and baking through a scrum, and Derek Hagan getting behind the entire defense. Whitehurst air-mailed Delanie Walker on his pick. It looked like he intentionally threw it over Walker's head. Jake Locker (thumb) should be ready to return in Week 8, but it's not outside the realm of possibility that Tennessee will keep rolling with Whitehurst. Locker has been spectacularly ineffective this season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:55 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.09 (2659th)
  • Drew Brees throws late pick in Saints loss
    Drew Brees completed 28-of-45 passes for 342 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Saints' Week 7 loss to the Lions.

    Advice: Brees played well most of the day, but threw a critical interception late in the fourth quarter that led to the Lions' game-winning touchdown. Brees was 3-of-14 in the fourth quarter, and 2-of-7 on the Saints' failed comeback drive. Despite the Saints' struggles, Brees has now gone over 340 yards in three straight games, and is averaging almost two touchdowns a game this season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:43 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    20.07 (7th)
  • McCoy throws score in relief of Kirk Cousins
    Colt McCoy replaced Kirk Cousins at halftime of Washington's 19-17, Week 7 win over the Titans, completing 11-of-12 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown.

    Advice: McCoy found Pierre Garcon for a 70-yard touchdown on his first pass, but was quiet thereafter. Garcon did all the work, making fools of Titans DBs Blidi Wreh-Wilson and Michael Griffin. Coach Jay Gruden didn't want McCoy to do anything other than mind the store, and he obliged by avoiding mistakes. We'd guess Robert Griffin III (ankle) will return for next week's game against the Cowboys, but if not, McCoy will likely get the start over Cousins. He'll be a bottom-three option. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:42 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    14.95 (45th)
  • Bridgewater throws for 157 yards, TD in loss
    Teddy Bridgewater completed 15-of-26 passes for 157 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 7 loss to the Bills.

    Advice: Bridgewater was sacked five times behind a Vikings offensive line that lost starting C John Sullivan and RG Vlad Ducasse to injuries. His biggest play was a 38-yard completion to Greg Jennings in the first half, with his touchdown coming on a four-yard bubble screen to Cordarrelle Patterson on the same drive. Bridgewater's fantasy upside is limited by his supporting cast and the Vikings pass protection issues. He'll have a chance to get back on track in a plus matchup against the Bucs in Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:41 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    15.41 (41st)
  • Brian Hoyer struggles mightily in defeat
    Brian Hoyer completed just 16-of-41 passes for 215 yards and an interception in the Browns' Week 7 loss to Jacksonville.

    Advice: He was sacked three times and lost a fumble. Browns coach Mike Pettine admitted after the game that Cleveland's offense took a "huge step backwards" against the Jaguars, getting dominated in both the run and pass games. Hoyer was terribly inaccurate, most notably missing Jordan Cameron for a wide-open touchdown early in the game. It'll be interesting to see if Hoyer can afford another game like this before the Browns consider Johnny Manziel. It's a good thing for Hoyer that the Browns take on the Raiders next. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:36 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.41 (81st)
  • Andrew Luck goes over 300 yards yet again
    Andrew Luck completed 27-of-42 passes for 344 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Bengals.

    Advice: Luck continues to pile up ridiculous numbers, and he does it with ease. With OC Pep Hamilton taking the chains off, Luck has gone over 300 passing yards in 6-of-7 games and has at least 40 attempts in five of them. Note that he had more than 40 attempts in a game just four times all of last season. Luck will be in the conversation for No. 1 fantasy quarterback weekly, especially in a luxurious Week 8 matchup against the Steelers. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:24 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    23.31 (2nd)
  • Stafford rallies Lions for 24-23 win over NO
    Matthew Stafford completed 27-of-40 passes for 299 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in a comeback win over the Saints Week 7.

    Advice: Down 23-10 with five minutes left, Stafford started the comeback by hitting Golden Tate for a 73-yard touchdown to close the gap to 23-17. After a Drew Brees interception, Stafford found Corey Fuller in the back of the end zone for the game-winning touchdown. Stafford did not play well, but he made plays when it counted. Stafford gets the Falcons in London next week. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:18 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.60 (27th)
  • Flacco leads Ravens to another victory
    Joe Flacco completed 16-of-25 passes for 258 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Ravens' Week 7 win over the Falcons.

    Advice: He only took one sack against Atlanta's lifeless pass rush. Flacco was picked twice, as Torrey Smith got out-muscled for one. Falcons RCB Robert Alford caught both interceptions, but Flacco and Torrey came back to beat Alford for the game-sealing TD from 39 yards out in the fourth quarter. Flacco will continue to live on the borderline QB1 fringe in Week 8 against the Bengals. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:17 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.44 (30th)
  • Matt Ryan shut down by Ravens defense
    Matt Ryan completed 29-of-44 passes for 228 yards and a touchdown in Atlanta's Week 7 blowout loss to Baltimore.

    Advice: Sacked five times, Ryan was harassed all game by Pernell McPhee, Elvis Dumervil & Co., also having an easy interception dropped by Ravens top CB Jimmy Smith. Ryan has now thrown just one touchdown pass in three consecutive games. The Falcons are missing dimensions from their offense due to O-Line depletion, and lost C Peter Konz (knee) on Sunday. Set to face the Lions in London next week, Ryan can only be treated as a borderline fantasy QB1. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:05 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    17.10 (22nd)
  • Redskins pull plug on Cousins, turn to McCoy
    Kirk Cousins was benched at halftime of Washington's Week 7 game against the Titans.

    Advice: Colt McCoy is now in the game, and threw a 70-yard touchdown to Pierre Garcon on his first attempt. Cousins' benching was richly deserved, as he committed two first-half turnovers, and appeared genuinely spooked. CBS commentator Rich Gannon was less than impressed with Cousins' body language as he went 10-of-16 for 139 yards, zero scores, one pick and one lost fumble. Cousins' fumble was a sack where he held onto the ball for far too long, while his pick was thrown right to LB Wesley Woodyard. Cousins leads the NFL in interceptions despite his part-time slate. Robert Griffin III is shaping up as a strong bet to return in Week 8. Cousins is safely droppable in all formats of fantasy. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:52 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.08 (2667th)
  • Winds gusting to 30mph for ATL/BAL
    Winds in Baltimore Sunday are gusting to 30 mph for Falcons at Ravens.

    Advice: Windy conditions scare us far more than rain or snow. Gusts as high as 30 mph have been proven to strongly affect passing games, particularly in yards per attempt. We'd use this info to break close lineup decisions. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:09 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.44 (30th)
  • Locker (thumb) inactive for Week 7 vs. WSH
    Jake Locker (thumb) is inactive for Week 7 against the Redskins.

    Advice: Checkdown Charlie Whitehurst is making another start at quarterback for the Titans. Even against the Redskins' porous pass defense, be's a bottom-three option for Week 7. Locker should presumably be ready for Week 8. Also inactive for the Titans are RB Shonn Greene, CB Coty Sensabaugh, LB Akeem Ayers, OT Will Svitek, TE Taylor Thompson and DE Ropati Pitoitua. Sankey is making another start in place of Greene. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:34 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.66 (25th)
  • Robert Griffin III leads Redskins inactives
    Redskins declared QB Robert Griffin III, WR Aldrick Robinson, CB Tracy Porter, ILB Perry Riley, OG Spencer Long, OT Morgan Moses and DL Clifton Geathers inactive for Week 7 against the Titans.

    Advice: RGIII got in three limited practices this week, and could be targeting a Week 8 return. Santana Moss is up at the expense of Robinson. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:32 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2462nd)
  • Kirk Cousins struggling in the second half
    Kirk Cousins has struggled in the second half of games this season.

    Advice: Cousins has completed 65.3 percent of his throws and thrown six touchdowns to zero interceptions in the first half this season. He is only completing 57.8 percent with a 4:8 TD-to-INT ratio in the second half. Cousins believes the discrepancy results from him pressing as the Redskins fight back from big deficits. Despite his real-life struggles, Cousins has been a decent fantasy bet, scoring the 13th most fantasy points per game among quarterbacks this season. He is an interesting QB2 against the Titans this week. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:35 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.08 (2667th)
  • Whitehurst expected to start again
    Both Terry McCormick of Titans Insider and Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean believe Charlie Whitehurst will be the Titans' Week 7 starter.

    Advice: McCormick "thinks" Whitehurst "probably starts," while Wyatt is "expecting the Titans to start" Whitehurst for the second straight week. Although Jake Locker (hand) is officially listed as questionable after a limited practice week, it isn't even clear whether he'll be healthy enough to back up Whitehurst. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:41 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.09 (2659th)
  • Jake Locker listed as questionable
    Jake Locker (thumb) is listed as questionable for Week 7 after another limited practice on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Ken Whisenhunt would only say Locker "made progress" on Friday. Charlie Whitehurst handled most of the Titans' first-team reps throughout the practice week, and is the favorite to start Week 7 against Washington. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:20 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.66 (25th)
  • Whitehurst looking like Titans Week 7 starter
    Charlie Whitehurst took the bulk of the first-team quarterback reps in Titans practice this week.

    Advice: Whitehurst is on pace to make his third 2014 start with Jake Locker (hand) still on the shelf, and rookie Zach Mettenberger still waiting in the wings. Whitehurst managed last week's 16-14 win over Jacksonville well enough to last four quarters, but likely remains at risk of an in-game benching pending a slow start. Mettenberger should get snaps sooner rather than later for a Titans team that has little or no playoff hope. Whitehurst is a 32-year-old journeyman. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:15 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.09 (2659th)
  • Titans hinting Locker won't start in Week 7
    Jake Locker (thumb) practiced for the second straight day Thursday, but coach Ken Whisenhunt hedged on his Week 7 status.

    Advice: He was officially "limited," as he was on Wednesday. Whiz danced around Locker's status, offering illuminating statements like "his soreness is better," and "a lot of factors" will go into whether he plays against the Redskins. According to reporter Terry McCormick, Charlie Whitehurst took the "majority" of first-team reps on Thursday. We'd guess Locker doesn't play. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:53 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.66 (25th)
  • RGIII (ankle) getting in limited practices
    Robert Griffin III (ankle) was limited in Wednesday and Thursday's practices.

    Advice: RGIII isn't returning for Sunday's game against the Titans, but Week 8 is beginning to look like a real possibility. The Redskins' bye isn't until Week 10, and there's no reason for foot dragging after Kirk Cousins predictably went in the tank. If Griffin was dropped in your 12-14 team league, now could be a good time to take a flier if you're looking to mix things up at quarterback. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:32 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2462nd)
  • Gruden: RGIII will be the starter once cleared
    Coach Jay Gruden confirmed Robert Griffin III (ankle) will be the Redskins' starting quarterback once he's cleared and "ready physically and mentally."

    Advice: Gruden said that could happen in one week, or it could be five weeks. But it's clear at the moment RGIII is going to get the starts under center in Washington once healthy. Kirk Cousins has "led" the Redskins to four consecutive losses, but there's always a chance he could catch fire and force Gruden to keep him in the lineup. The chances of that happening are minimal, as Cousins is a turnover machine and has never shown the ability to win games at the NFL level. There remains a chance Griffin could be back before the Week 10 bye. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:23 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2462nd)
  • Locker, Whitehurst split reps Wednesday
    Jake Locker (thumb) returned to practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Locker "did everything," though he and Charlie Whitehurst split reps with the starters as the Titans appeared to ease Locker back into action. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Locker is his starter when healthy. He may be a game-time call. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:34 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.66 (25th)
  • Josh McCown (thumb) still not practicing
    Josh McCown (thumb) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: McCown will get an extended rest with the Bucs on their bye this week. He remains out indefinitely. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:26 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2493rd)
  • 49ers bring back QB Josh Johnson again
    49ers re-signed QB Josh Johnson.

    Advice: It will be Johnson's third 2014 tour of duty with the Niners. S Ray Ventrone has been waived in a corresponding roster move. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:21 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2481st)
  • Terrelle Pryor works out for Bengals
    Free agent QB Terrelle Pryor worked out for the Bengals on Tuesday.

    Advice: He was beaten out for a roster spot by Greg Little. The Cincinnati Enquirer believes the 6-foot-4, 233-pound Pryor was "almost certainly" worked out as a receiver, but there's been no confirmation. It would make sense, as Pryor's opportunities at quarterback have dried up. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:20 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2492nd)
  • Josh McCown yet to resume football activities
    Josh McCown (thumb) has yet to resume football activities, and doesn't know when he'll return.

    Advice: "It's getting there," McCown said Tuesday. "We'll see. ... We'll take it kind of day by day, week by week." McCown does not sound terribly likely to return following the Bucs' Week 7 bye. Whenever McCown does come back, it should be as Mike Glennon's backup. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:18 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2493rd)
  • Bridgewater hoping to be quicker with ball
    Teddy Bridgewater wants to work on getting rid of the ball faster.

    Advice: It's understandable after Bridgewater got battered for eight sacks in Sunday's dispiriting loss to the Lions. According to Pro Football Focus, Bridgewater has taken an average of 2.53 seconds to get rid of the ball, the ninth slowest mark in the league. It's hardly an unforgivable number, but Bridgewater needs to be faster as teams tee off on the Vikings' shoddy offensive line. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:21 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    15.41 (41st)
  • Browns showing no interest in extending Hoyer
    The Browns have shown zero interest so far in extending Brian Hoyer's contract.

    Advice: The Browns wisely aren't rushing into things with Hoyer. He's been fabulously efficient and has the Browns off to a 3-2 start, but is a 29-year-old journeyman that is benefiting from a very soft schedule. If Hoyer puts together a full season as the real deal, then the Browns can talk. If not, they have Johnny Manziel on the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:32 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.41 (81st)
  • Robert Griffin III could return in Week 8
    CSN Washington suggests it's possible Robert Griffin III (ankle) could return for the Redskins' Week 8 game against the Cowboys.

    Advice: Griffin has been cleared for individual drills, and coach Jay Gruden said he could get in some practice reps next week. The Redskins want to get him a full week of practice before playing in a game, so Week 8 would be his earliest return. Griffin's timetable remains a fluid situation, but there's now at least a chance that he'll be back before Washington's Week 10 bye. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:09 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2462nd)
  • Redskins won't turn to Colt McCoy
    Coach Jay Gruden said he will not replace Kirk Cousins with Colt McCoy.

    Advice: Cousins has been bad in real life, throwing seven interceptions in his last three games and losing four straight. But his gunslinger style is working well for fantasy owners, as he's averaging 330.2 yards and 2.0 touchdowns during that span. So despite the woes, Cousins is on the QB1 streamer radar for a nice home matchup against Tennessee this week. Gruden knows that turning to the popgun-armed McCoy would only handcuff this offense. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:00 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.08 (2667th)
  • Austin Davis crashes back to Earth on MNF
    Austin Davis completed just 21-of-42 passes for 236 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Rams' 31-17, Week 6 loss to the 49ers on Monday night.

    Advice: Davis entered the game completing about 68 percent of his passes. That version of Davis was nowhere to be found tonight. He couldn't hook up with any of his receivers deep and made some very questionable throws. With the 49ers taking Brian Quick away or Quick not winning his routes, Davis leaned on Jared Cook in the passing game, targeting his tight end 11 times. Davis is fun to watch as a risk-taker and cold-blooded passer, but he's more 2013 Case Keenum than the Drew Brees, Brett Favre, and Jay Cutler comparisons we've heard over the past month. He'll be a bottom-barrel QB2 vs. Seattle in Week 7. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:46 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    15.59 (37th)
  • Kaep totals 370 yds, 3 TDs in MNF comeback
    Colin Kaepernick completed 22-of-36 passes for 343 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the 49ers' 31-17, Week 6 win over the Rams on Monday night, adding 37 rushing yards on three carries.

    Advice: The 49ers struggled to get anything going much of the first half, but the wheels fell off the Rams defense after Kaepernick hooked up with Brandon Lloyd for an 80-yard touchdown behind Janoris Jenkins with 14 seconds left in the second quarter. It was mostly cake from there on out, as the 49ers moved the ball with ease. Kaep scrambled left in the third quarter and threw an off-balance 11-yard TD to Anquan Boldin before hooking up with Michael Crabtree later in the quarter for a 32-yard score. He should have had a fourth touchdown pass, but TEs Vance McDonald and Vernon Davis fought over a target in the end zone with no Rams around them, letting the ball fall to the turf. Kaepernick gets the Broncos on the road in Week 7. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:44 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2502nd)
  • Jake Locker remains starter when healthy
    Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Monday that Jake Locker (hand) remains the Titans' starting quarterback when healthy.

    Advice: Whisenhunt acknowledged he doesn't know whether Locker will play in Week 7 against the Redskins, however. Still nursing an injury to his thumb region, it sounds like Locker will end up coming down to a late-week or even a game-time decision. Locker was able to throw passes on Saturday. He showed up to the Titans' facility on Monday to do rehab. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:48 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    16.66 (25th)
  • Redskins don't know when RG3 will return
    The Redskins "still aren't sure" when Robert Griffin III will return from his dislocated ankle.

    Advice: It isn't as if the Skins have a timetable but aren't revealing it. They genuinely don't know when RG3 will be back. "As far as taking practice reps, that will be at least another week," coach Jay Gruden said Monday. "[Wednesday] will be the first step and next week maybe we'll try to get him in practice situations and see where he is." Griffin will perform some individual drills this week. He won't begin team reps until before Week 8 at the soonest. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:29 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2462nd)
  • RG3 ticketed for individual drills next week
    Redskins coach Jay Gruden expects Robert Griffin III (ankle) to resume individual drills next week.

    Advice: Gruden even left open the possibility that RGIII could get a few team reps. With Kirk Cousins playing extremely up-and-down football in RGIII's absence, the Redskins aren't going to stagger his return. The absolute earliest Griffin is likely to come back is Week 9, but he'll probably remain sidelined through Washington's Week 10 bye. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:20 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2462nd)
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