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  • Seahawks FB Coleman (foot) out 6 weeks
    Seahawks FB Derrick Coleman (foot) will miss "at least" six weeks.

    Advice: Coleman broke his foot in pre-game warmups ahead of Sunday's Week 7 tilt with the Rams. Look for Seattle to add a lead blocker for Marshawn Lynch. Robert Turbin was pressed into the role on Sunday. Coleman could go to I.R. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:42 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.82 (2612th)
  • Rashad Jennings noncommittal on return
    Rashad Jennings was noncommittal Monday when asked if he will return from his MCL sprain following the Giants' Week 8 bye.

    Advice: "I'm not God," said Jennings. "I'm going through my checkpoints. I want to see where it lays." Jennings will try to run on the knee during the open date. He's not begun doing any running outside of the water yet. "You're talking about a running back coming back from an MCL [sprain]," coach Tom Coughlin said. "This is not an easy thing for Rashad either. He is well aware of that. It's his makeup we're counting on. Again, he's doing everything in his power, I can guarantee you that." Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:08 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    11.05 (50th)
  • Whisenhunt displeased with Bishop Sankey
    Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt expressed displeasure with Bishop Sankey after the rookie ran out of bounds late in Sunday's loss to Washington.

    Advice: The Titans were trying to salt clock and wound up losing the game. Sankey also had a critical drop on a screen pass that would've gone for a first down and then some. Sankey has been far from perfect during his rookie year, but he's still Tennessee's best option when everyone is healthy. Sankey will continue to be an RB3/flex when the Titans take on the Texans in Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:02 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.88 (86th)
  • Donald Brown misses Chargers practice
    Donald Brown (concussion) would not have participated had the Chargers held a practice on Monday.

    Advice: Brown can safely be ruled out for Thursday night's tilt with Denver. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:27 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2049th)
  • Ryan Mathews held out of practice
    Had the Chargers held a practice on Monday, Ryan Mathews (MCL) would not have participated.

    Advice: Mathews isn't going to play on Thursday night, and his status is unclear for Week 9 as well. Branden Oliver will remain the feature back against Denver. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:26 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1938th)
  • Trent Richardson undergoing MRI
    Trent Richardson is undergoing an MRI on his hamstring ailment.

    Advice: T-Rich has been openly optimistic regarding his injury, but the Colts won't know his status for sure until the MRI comes back. Indy plays the Steelers next. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:56 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.44 (73rd)
  • Rashad Jennings 'hopeful" to return after bye
    Rashad Jennings (knee) said Monday he's "hopeful" he can return after the Giants' Week 8 bye, and will begin running this week.

    Advice: Jennings claims he's "right on track" and considers himself "day to day." As Andre Williams had something of a limiting effect on New York's offense while serving as feature back, and is only averaging 3.15 YPC on the season, Jennings should return as the Giants' clear-lead runner. It's worth noting Jennings wasn't 100 percent committal when discussing a Week 9 return. In 12- and 14-team leagues, Williams is worth holding through New York's bye in case Jennings suffers a setback. He's a 29 1/2-year-old running back dealing with a multi-week MCL sprain. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:52 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2035th)
  • Gruden: Alfred Morris missing some cuts
    Speaking Monday, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Alfred Morris "missed some cuts" in Sunday's win over the Titans, and isn't working "in concert" with the offensive line.

    Advice: Morris is averaging just 3.82 yards per carry, and has yet to have a 100-yard day on the ground this season. He's averaging 63 weekly yards. Although the absence of Robert Griffin III (ankle) has been an obvious hindrance for the Redskins' ground attack, it doesn't fully explain Morris losing nearly an entire yard off his YPC. Morris is just a mid-range to low-end RB2, and could eventually start losing more touches to Roy Helu. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:37 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    13.39 (28th)
  • Andre Ellington dealing with sore ribs
    Andre Ellington has been diagnosed with sore ribs, and avoided structural damage.

    Advice: Ellington briefly departed Sunday's win over the Raiders, but played through the injury, and will continue to do so going forward. Ellington will receive little, if any, practice time this week, but will be good to go as a borderline RB1 against the Eagles. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:19 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    15.93 (10th)
  • Bills holding off on Spiller I.R. decision
    The Bills are holding off on placing C.J. Spiller (collarbone surgery) on injured reserve.

    Advice: Spiller went under the knife on Monday. "We'll wait and see what the doctor says," coach Doug Marrone said of placing Spiller on I.R. Despite Marrone holding out hope, all signs suggest Spiller's season is over. It should become official within the week. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:04 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.36 (75th)
  • DeAngelo Williams 'might' practice Wednesday
    DeAngelo Williams (ankle) "might" practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: Coach Ron Rivera made the disclosure at Monday's presser. Owners shouldn't hold their breath. D-Will won't be returning to any fantasy value, but the Panthers badly need him behind fellow injury-prone veteran Jonathan Stewart. Chris Ogbonnaya, Fozzy Whittaker and Darrin Reaves are not NFL-caliber rushers. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:01 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2079th)
  • Derrick Coleman hurts foot in pregame
    Seahawks FB Derrick Coleman broke his foot during pre-game warmups for Sunday's Week 7 loss at St. Louis.

    Advice: Coleman somehow took a wrong step while warming up and suffered the fracture. The Seahawks were forced to use Robert Turbin as their fullback. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:57 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.82 (2612th)
  • Tre Mason leads STL RBs in snaps
    Tre Mason led Rams running backs by playing on 27-of-51 snaps in Sunday's win over the Seahawks.

    Advice: Benny Cunningham played 19 snaps and Zac Stacy got one. It's clear that Mason has surged to the front of the pile here as the most talented natural runner and is a must-add, but there are major concerns -- most notably in the form of game flow. Mason is a zero in the pass game, which we know is a red flag when a team gets behind. See Andre Williams, Alfred Morris and even Marshawn Lynch for evidence of that. The Rams next five games are at KC, at SF, at ARZ, vs. DEN, at SD. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:15 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    2.74 (2531st)
  • Trent Richardson brushes off hamstring tweak
    Trent Richardson said the hamstring injury he sustained Sunday is a "little tweak, nothing big."

    Advice: Richardson sustained the strain in the fourth quarter and didn't return as the Colts had the game in hand. "I was able to still run and move. Coach told me there's no reason to back out there," he said. Before leaving, Richardson looked as impressive as he has in two years, totaling 118 yards on 18 touches. But Ahmad Bradshaw continues to soak up the majority of red-zone reps, capping T-Rich's fantasy appeal. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:22 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.44 (73rd)
  • Kiero Small signed by Browns
    Browns signed FB Kiero Small off their practice squad.

    Advice: Seattle, the team that drafted Small in the seventh round, is in need of a fullback after Derrick Coleman's pre-game injury Sunday. So the Browns protect themselves by calling Small up and waiving Ray Agnew. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:21 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2006th)
  • Ray Agnew waived by Browns
    Browns waived FB Ray Agnew.

    Advice: Agnew made the roster out of camp as a UDFA, but has earned a negative grade in run blocking from PFF through seven weeks. FB Kiero Small has been called up from the practice squad. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:19 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.99 (2608th)
  • F-Jax on Bryce Brown: He's an every-down back
    When asked about Bryce Brown, Fred Jackson said he's "an every-down back."

    Advice: "We won't miss a beat," Jackson said. Although Anthony Dixon is under the impression he'll be a workhorse now, he's more likely to stick in a big back and special teams role while serving as the complement. Brown struggled with fumbles and bouncing too many runs outside as an Eagle, but is excellent in the pass game and has serious juice in his legs. On 190 career NFL carries, he's produced 878 yards (4.62 YPC) and six touchdowns. With C.J. Spiller out for the season and F-Jax sidelined as much as a month, Brown is a plug-n-play RB2. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:11 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2090th)
  • Jerick McKinnon excels in YAC category
    Coach Mike Zimmer asked his backs to get three yards after contact per rush in Sunday's game at Buffalo.

    Advice: It's a ridiculously high standard, as Chris Ivory came into Week 7 leading the league in that category at 2.68 YAC per attempt. But Jerick McKinnon met it, impressively bouncing off would-be tackles to net 57 yards after contact on 19 carries, finishing with 103 rushing yards. He out-touched Matt Asiata 21-7, and the sterling performance ensures that McKinnon will remain the clear-cut lead back against the Bucs in Week 8. We like the physical freak's chances of holding RB2 value the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:21 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.78 (88th)
  • Fred Jackson says typical timetable is 4 wks
    Fred Jackson was told his groin injury typically comes with a four-week timetable.

    Advice: Jackson says he'll try to beat that timetable and hasn't ruled himself out of returning for Week 10. But given the severity of his injury and how difficult it is for running backs to overcome soft-tissue pulls, Week 11 or 12 seems more realistic. His adductor longus pulled off the bone about a centimeter. Jackson remains a hold for owners if possible, especially with tasty matchups against the Packers and Raiders in Weeks 15 and 16. C.J. Spiller (collarbone) is out for the year. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:10 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    11.08 (49th)
  • Andre Ellington called for Taylor to vulture
    Andre Ellington said he called for Stepfan Taylor to come in and vulture his touchdowns Sunday.

    Advice: Ellington insisted that he could have stayed in, but wanted Taylor to get the scores because he "deserved" it. That's a reference to all the work Taylor has put in during practice as Ellington has rested his foot. It sounds nice in theory, but there's a good chance the coaches prefer to use the bigger back near the goal-line. It's also a way to limit Ellington's workload a bit, as he's averaging 21.6 touches per game right now. Ellington, who has two touchdowns in six outings this season, is a borderline RB1 weekly despite his lack of scoring upside. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:59 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    15.93 (10th)
  • Anthony Dixon thinks he'll be a workhorse
    Anthony Dixon is under the impression he'll be the Bills' feature back going forward.

    Advice: Fred Jackson (groin) could miss a month and C.J. Spiller (collarbone) is out for the season. "This is an opportunity I've been waiting for, to get back in that workhorse role and show people what I can do," said Dixon, who went on to insist he's been mislabeled as a short-yardage back. The problem for Dixon is that the Bills traded for Bryce Brown this summer, a far more talented, versatile and explosive runner. We're expecting Brown to lead the committee, with "Boobie" filling a big back role. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:41 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    1.24 (2596th)
  • Denard Robinson expected to keep starting job
    When asked if Denard Robinson will keep the feature back job, coach Gus Bradley said, "Yeah, I think so."

    Advice: Coaches are loathe to make depth chart declarations, especially right after games. But Bradley had to at least suggest he'd give it up for Shoelace after a 22-127-1 outing as the starter. When Toby Gerhart returns from his foot injury, he'll slide into a complementary role along with Storm Johnson. Gerhart has been a drop candidate in 10- and 12-team leagues for a few weeks now. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:31 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1952nd)
  • Juwan Thompson manages six carres
    Juwan Thompson managed six carries for 30 yards in Week 7 against the 49ers.

    Advice: Thompson wasn't involved until late in the third quarter. He didn't play in red-zone or short-yardage situations over Ronnie Hillman. With Montee Ball not expected to return until at least Week 9, Thompson will remain the Broncos' No. 2 back for Thursday night's game against the Chargers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:49 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    3.89 (1916th)
  • Carlos Hyde gets five touches in Week 7
    Carlos Hyde had three carries for 15 yards in Week 7 against the Broncos.

    Advice: Hyde didn't get his first carry until the third quarter. The 49ers were forced to abandon the run, with Hyde and Frank Gore combining for just 14 touches. Hyde played limited snaps and was mostly used in mop-up duty. The 49ers could look to get Hyde more involved in the second half of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:30 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    4.27 (1752nd)
  • Frank Gore held in check by Broncos
    Frank Gore was held to 20 yards on nine carries in the 49ers' Week 7 loss to the Broncos.

    Advice: Gore was held in check by the Broncos run defense and couldn't get anything going behind an offensive line that was missing three starters. The 49ers abandoned the run in the second half, with Carlos Hyde getting the majority of work over Gore late in the game. Gore is averaging just 4.1 YPC and has one touchdown in seven games. The 49ers could look to get Hyde more involved coming out of their Week 8 bye. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:42 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    6.31 (151st)
  • Ronnie Hillman runs for two touchdowns
    Ronnie Hillman had 14 carries for 74 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 7 win over the 49ers, adding 29 yards on four receptions.

    Advice: Hillman had two third-quarter touchdowns, including a 37-yard score up the middle the of the field. He stayed in for all red-zone situations, with his second touchdown coming from one yard out. Juwan Thompson had just six carries behind Hillman and wasn't used until late in the game. Hillman has put together two straight strong performances and could remain part of the backfield when Montee Ball returns. He'll be an RB2 in Week 8 against the Chargers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:27 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.90 (85th)
  • Daniel Thomas totals 50 yards on 10 touches
    Daniel Thomas rushed for 25 yards on seven carries and caught three passes for 25 yards in the Dolphins' Week 7 win over the Bears.

    Advice: Thomas operated as Lamar Miller's clear No. 2. He got a couple series to himself, at one point touching the ball on 5-of-7 plays on a second-quarter drive, but that was mostly it. With Knowshon Moreno (knee) done for the season, we'd expect Thomas to be Miller's backup for the duration of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:17 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    3.51 (2396th)
  • Fred Jackson (groin) already ruled out Wk 8
    According to CBS' Jason La Canfora, Fred Jackson (groin) will not play in Week 8.

    Advice: La Canfora and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport are both reporting that Jackson could return in Week 10, following the Bills' Week 9 bye. We'll see. Jackson was in a ton of pain as he was carted off Sunday and serious soft-tissue injuries are hard for running backs to overcome. Rapoport says the "worst case" is a four-week injury. With C.J. Spiller (collarbone) out for the season, Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon are the Bills' top-two backs heading into Week 8 against the Jets. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:01 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    11.08 (49th)
  • Andre Williams disappointing once again
    Andre Williams rushed 18 times for 51 yards in Sunday's Week 7 loss at Dallas.

    Advice: It was Williams' second straight disappointing day. The Giants came out with a plan to feature him heavily, but he only got to the second level once (on a 22-yard run). Similar to Eddie Lacy, Williams is a violent and powerful runner -- but not one that can make people miss in the hole. With Rashad Jennings (knee) tentatively expected back after the Week 8 bye, Williams' arrow is pointing down. He's rushed 35 times for 110 yards with zero touchdowns in his two games as the starter. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:39 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    11.05 (50th)
  • Ellington piles up 30 touches, totals 160 yds
    Andre Ellington rushed 24 times for 88 yards and caught six balls for 72 yards in the Cardinals' Week 7 win over the Raiders.

    Advice: After struggling a bit in the first half -- 10-34 on the ground -- Ellington was late coming out of the tunnel for the third quarter, reportedly nursing a rib injury. Stepfan Taylor started the second half and ran well before Ellington reentered to drop a critical third-down pass. Ellington retook his featured role for most of the final two quarters, putting Arizona's offense on his back on a highly productive third-quarter drive. Unfortunately, he was vultured by Taylor twice inside the Oakland five-yard line, as Taylor scored a two-yard rushing TD in addition to a four-yard receiving score on a speed out. Ellington missed snaps on the Cardinals' clock-killing possession late in the fourth quarter with cramping, but did return. He'll be a borderline RB1 when the Cardinals take on the Eagles in Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:29 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    15.93 (10th)
  • Juwan Thompson active for Week 7
    Juwan Thompson (knee) is active for Sunday night's Week 7 game against the 49ers.

    Advice: Thompson has been dealing with a knee issue, but was fully expected to play after being listed as probable on the injury report. The Broncos inactives are RB Montee Ball, WR Cody Latimer, CB Tony Carter, OL Ben Garland, OT Michael Schofield, and DT Mitch Unrein. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:19 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    3.89 (1916th)
  • Report: Spiller (collarbone) done for season
    A source tells PFT that C.J. Spiller (collarbone) is out for the season.

    Advice: Spiller will have surgery Monday to repair a broken collarbone sustained in Sunday's win over the Vikings. It's awful timing, as he was just about to get a big chance with Fred Jackson suffering a serious groin injury. Instead, Spiller's wildly frustrating contract-year season ends with 69 carries for 287 yards (4.15 YPC) and zero rushing touchdowns in seven games. Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon will move forward as the Bills' top-two backs. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:57 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.36 (75th)
  • Chris Ogbonnaya gets four rushes
    Chris Ogbonnaya rushed four times for 12 yards in Carolina's Week 7 loss to the Packers.

    Advice: Ogbonnaya ran as Jonathan Stewart's clear backup in the absence of DeAngelo Williams (knee), but got out-touched 15-4. Even in the Panthers' chaotic backfield, Ogbonnaya is off the radar in re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:50 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    1.43 (2588th)
  • Fred Jackson headed for further testing
    The Bills declined to give details on Fred Jackson's groin injury following Sunday's win over the Vikings.

    Advice: All coach Doug Marrone said is that Jackson is headed for further testing in the form of a Monday MRI. But given that he had to be carted off and appeared to be crying, it has the look of a serious injury. C.J. Spiller broke his collarbone Sunday, leaving Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon as the Bills' top-two backs. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:10 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    11.08 (49th)
  • Marrone throws support toward Bryce Brown
    Following Sunday's win over the Vikings, coach Doug Marrone said he has "no problem bringing up" Bryce Brown.

    Advice: Brown has been inactive in all seven games so far this season. But the Bills lost Fred Jackson (groin) and C.J. Spiller (broken collarbone) on Sunday, leaving Brown as the next man up. A talented runner that was acquired in an offseason trade, Brown looms as the most sought-after waiver wire add this week. He's rushed 190 times for 878 yards (4.62 YPC) with six touchdowns in his NFL career. This preseason, Brown rushed 34 times for 152 yards (4.47 YPC) and caught eight passes for 68 yards. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:03 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2090th)
  • Anthony Dixon takes over for Spiller, Jackson
    Anthony Dixon had 13 carries for 51 yards in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Vikings.

    Advice: Dixon took over as the lead back after C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson left with injuries in the second quarter. He plodded his way to 3.9 yards per carry, but showed good power between the tackles. With Spiller and Jackson sidelined, Dixon will likely be used in the lesser half of a committee with Bryce Brown and could potentially see goal-line work. Brown is the preferred add in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:44 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    1.24 (2596th)
  • Bishop Sankey held to 56 yards in defeat
    Bishop Sankey rushed 16 times for 56 yards in Tennessee's Week 7 loss to the Redskins.

    Advice: Sankey committed a brutal drop on his lone target in the passing game. It was a screen where Sankey had room to rack up yards. Sankey could have had an additional 20 yards, but had two runs called back by penalty. Sankey was Tennessee's clear lead runner — Dexter McCluster, Jackie Battle and Leon Washington combined for only nine touches — but Sankey has failed to run away with No. 1 duties in Shonn Greene's (hamstring) absence. He remains an RB3, albeit a solid one, until further notice. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:41 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.88 (86th)
  • Alfred Morris manages just 54 yards vs. TENN
    Alfred Morris rushed 18 times for 54 yards in Washington's Week 7 win over the Titans.

    Advice: It was an extremely disappointing day against a soft run defense, though it's possible Morris' first-quarter ankle tweak played a part. Morris briefly departed before returning to finish out the game. Things could have been even worse, but Morris had a fumble overturned on review. Morris has yet to have a 100-yard game this season, and is averaging a meager 63 yards per week. His last score was in Week 4. The good news is, Dallas' talent-less run defense is on tap for Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:16 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    13.39 (28th)
  • Jerick McKinnon runs for 103 yards on Bills
    Jerick McKinnon had 19 carries for 103 yards in Sunday's Week 7 loss to the Bills.

    Advice: McKinnon remained the starter over Matt Asiata, who finished with just seven touches. He broke off a pair of impressive 20-yard runs and was the featured player on offense. McKinnon is the only running back to rush for over 100 yards on the Bills this year. He should continue to get the majority of snaps over Asiata, making him a borderline RB2 for Week 8 against the Bucs. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:00 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.78 (88th)
  • Mason takes control of Rams backfield in win
    Tre Mason rushed for 85 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries in the Rams' 28-26, Week 7 win over the Seahawks.

    Advice: After shining last Monday night on nine snaps, Mason was handed the reins against Seattle, out-touching Benny Cunningham 18-7, while Zac Stacy rode the bench, playing one snap and not registering a touch. It sure looks like a changing of the guard. After picking up 24 yards on his first NFL carry last week, Mason ripped off a 28-yarder Sunday. He found the end zone from six yards out in the first quarter. The Rams are going to ride the "hot hand," and Mason has it. Coach Jeff Fisher likes to ride one back. Mason needs to be owned in all formats. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:18 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    2.74 (2531st)
  • Trent Richardson (hamstring) done for day
    Trent Richardson left Sunday's Week 7 game against the Bengals with a hamstring injury and will not return.

    Advice: Richardson tweaked his hammy near the end of the third quarter and the Colts quickly went up 24-0 after that. It's unclear if he has a serious pull or the trainers are just playing it safe with the game in hand. Before the injury, Richardson actually looked really spry, repeatedly using the R1 button to juke away from defenders and showing good skills in the pass game. He finished with 14 carries for 77 yards and four catches for 41 yards. It's the first time T-Rich went over 100 total yards all season. Ahmad Bradshaw and Dan "Boom" Herron are finishing the game out. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:51 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.44 (73rd)
  • Report: Spiller suffered broken collarbone
    CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the initial diagnosis is a broken collarbone for C.J. Spiller.

    Advice: It's terrible news for the Bills, who also lost Fred Jackson to a groin injury on Sunday. If true, Spiller would likely be sidelined for at least six weeks. Buffalo is down to Anthony Dixon as their only healthy running back against the Vikings. Bryce Brown should be active for the first time next week and is a must-add in all formats. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:43 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.36 (75th)
  • Spiller out for game with shoulder injury
    C.J. Spiller was carted off in Sunday's Week 7 game against the Vikings with a shoulder injury. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:27 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.36 (75th)
  • Fred Jackson carted off with groin injury
    Fred Jackson was carted off with a groin injury in Sunday's Week 7 game against the Vikings.

    Advice: Jackson was injured on a low hit in the second quarter. He had to be helped off the field and was later carted off. Jackson was immediately ruled out for the game. He's likely going to be dealing with a significant injury. With Bryce Brown inactive, Anthony Dixon is the Bills' No. 2 back. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:51 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    11.08 (49th)
  • Report: Cowboys had 2013 interest in Spiller
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Cowboys had interest in trading for C.J. Spiller last season.

    Advice: Spiller's going to be a hot name over the next 7-10 days with the trade deadline coming on October 28. The Bills don't know how to use him, the Cowboys could be looking for a dynamic change-of-pace for workhorse DeMarco Murray in preparation for a playoff run, and Spiller is in the final year of his contract. With the news that the Bills want to feature Spiller more Sunday against the Vikings, it could be taken as GM Doug Whaley trying to "showcase" Spiller. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:08 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.36 (75th)
  • 'No guarantee' Bryce Brown will play in 2014
    According to ESPN's Adam Caplan, "there's no guarantee" Bryce Brown will play at all for the Bills this season.

    Advice: Brown doesn't play special teams, so he's technically Buffalo's No. 4 running back behind Fred Jackson, C.J. Spiller, and Anthony Dixon. The Bills traded a fourth-round pick to acquire Brown this offseason. It's fair to wonder if they're regretting that decision now. Brown remains a hold in Dynasty leagues, but he's barely worth a roster spot in 14- and 16-team re-draft formats. He needs F-Jax or Spiller to suffer an injury to get active. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:54 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2090th)
  • Andre Williams headed for big Week 7 game?
    NJ.com's Jordan Raanan is forecasting a "BIG game" for rookie Andre Williams in Sunday's clash with the Cowboys.

    Advice: It'd certainly be refreshing for fantasy owners disappointed by Williams' slow Week 6 against the Eagles, which was the product of New York getting blown out on the road. The Giants are again on the road at Dallas, but the Cowboys' run defense has been soft when tested. If the Giants maintain time of possession, Williams has the potential to pay RB2 dividends as a fantasy start. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:45 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    11.05 (50th)
  • Bills plan to get Spiller be more involved
    ESPN's Adam Caplan reports the Bills plan to get C.J. Spiller more involved this week.

    Advice: Spiller played just 12 snaps last week, and was benched for most of the second half after losing a fumble. It confirms an earlier report that the BIlls want to keep feeding Spiller, and have no plans to reduce his workload. Spiller has potential to have a big game against a Vikings defense that's allowing the third-most fantasy points to opposing running backs. He's a high-upside RB3/FLEX. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:43 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.36 (75th)
  • Juwan Thompson (knee) listed as probable
    Broncos RB Juwan Thompson (knee) is probable for Sunday night's Week 7 game against the 49ers.

    Advice: Thompson didn't have any setbacks with his knee injury. He had nine touches for 39 yards as Ronnie Hillman's backup last week. Thompson should remain the No. 2 back, with C.J. Anderson third in line for carries. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:03 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    3.89 (1916th)
  • Bills not looking to get Bryce Brown involved
    ESPN's Mike Rodak expects Bryce Brown to remain inactive for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

    Advice: The Bills have run for a total of 117 yards over the last two games, leading to speculation that Brown could be active this week. The "indications are that won't happen," with the Bills still committed to C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson, and Anthony Dixon active for special teams. WGR 550's Joe Buscaglia believes "there's a chance" Brown could dress on Sunday. Brown has been fourth in line on the game-day depth to this point, and has yet to play a single snap this season. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:09 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2090th)
  • Bills not looking to reduce Spiller's role
    Bills OC Nathaniel Hackett said he "wants to continue feeding" C.J. Spiller.

    Advice: Spiller played a season-low 12 snaps last week. He had at least 13 touches in his first five games, and should similar workloads going forward despite his struggles. Spiller's Week 6 snap total was the result of getting benched for most of the second half after losing a fumble. He'll have a chance to get back on track against a Vikings defense that's allowing the third-most fantasy points to opposing running backs. Spiller has potential to have a big game, but can't be trusted as more than a boom-or-bust RB3. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:35 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.36 (75th)
  • Rashad Jennings targeting a Week 9 return
    Rashad Jennings (knee) said he is targeting the Giants' Week 9 game against the Colts for his return.

    Advice: Jennings has already been ruled out this week, and the Giants have a bye Week 8. Jennings plans to begin running in a pool next week, and will hopefully get some practices in leading up to Week 9. Andre Williams will get at least one more start. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:20 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2035th)
  • Andre Ellington (foot) officially probable
    Andre Ellington (foot) is probable for Week 7.

    Advice: Ellington has been struggling as a rusher, but should have a heavy workload and be a solid starting option this week. Rotoworld ranks him as a top-ten running back against the Raiders. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:19 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    15.93 (10th)
  • Bills not pleased with C.J. Spiller's style
    Bills OC Nathaniel Hackett conceded Friday the team is not pleased with C.J. Spiller's running style.

    Advice: Spiller is a boom-or-bust runner by nature. The Bills are now asking him to change the way he runs to fit their scheme, as opposed to changing their scheme to fit him. Hackett wants Spiller to "see three, get three," and says he's trying to "do too much." Spiller is likely in his final season with Buffalo, although it's worth wondering if Hackett and coach Doug Marrone are, as well. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:43 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.36 (75th)
  • Donald Brown still not medically cleared
    Chargers RB Donald Brown (concussion) still hasn't been medically cleared.

    Advice: He didn't practice again Friday and won't play against the Chiefs, keeping Branden Oliver entrenched as San Diego's every-down back. It's now been 12 days since Brown suffered his concussion. He's taking unusually long to recover. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:01 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2049th)
  • Toby Gerhart (foot) not practicing again Fri.
    Toby Gerhart (foot) remained sidelined at Friday's practice and will not play in Week 7.

    Advice: He missed every practice this week and appears extremely doubtful to suit up against the Browns. Denard Robinson and Storm Johnson will handle the Week 7 load, but neither is more than a weak RB3 option even in the tasty matchup with the Browns missing DLs Phil Taylor, Desmond Bryant, and Armonty Bryant. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:51 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1952nd)
  • Bryce Brown surprised he hasn't been playing
    Bryce Brown says he's surprised that he's been a weekly inactive.

    Advice: "I expected to play and I expected to play right away," Brown said. "Me not playing and inactive was a surprise." Brown rushed for 148 yards on 33 carries in the preseason, and turned nine catches into 73 yards. He hasn't played a single snap through the season's first six weeks after the Bills gave up a fourth-round pick for Brown in the offseason. His time may not come until 2015 when C.J. Spiller is eligible to hit free agency. Brown needs to be owned in all Dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:44 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2090th)
  • Marrone: Spiller is trying too hard to hit HR
    Coach Doug Marrone said he believes C.J. Spiller is "pressing" and that he's "looking for the home run."

    Advice: Spiller is only playing about one-third of the offensive snaps, so it's hard to blame him for trying to make big plays. Unfortunately, the Bills offensive coaches have zero clue how to use the 27-year-old and insist on banging him between the tackles. It's translated to a meager 3.44 YPC and zero touchdowns on 68 totes. He hasn't found the end zone since a catch-and-run score in Week 1. We selfishly can't wait for Spiller to escape Buffalo. We just hope it's not too late at 28. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:07 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.36 (75th)
  • Andre Ellington back at Cardinals practice
    Andre Ellington (foot) returned to Cardinals practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

    Advice: Despite his typically limited reps, Ellington should be listed as "probable" on Friday's injury report. Locked into a massive workload against the Raiders' shoddy defense, Ellington is in the RB1 conversation for Week 7. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:38 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    15.93 (10th)
  • Don Brown (concussion) still not practicing
    Donald Brown (concussion) has yet to resume practicing.

    Advice: Brown appears all but certain to miss his second-straight game, leaving the Bolts' backfield to Branden Oliver. Locked into a monster workload for Week 7, Oliver is a legit RB1. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:32 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2049th)
  • 'Looks as if' McKinnon remains Vikes' starter
    According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, it "looks as if" Jerick McKinnon will remain the Vikings' starter for Week 7 despite coach Mike Zimmer's desire to get Matt Asiata more involved.

    Advice: Zimmer, an old-school firebrand, said Wednesday that the Vikes must get "dependable" Asiata more involved after he was limited to three touches in Week 6. However, reporter Matt Vensel believes McKinnon will still be "given a chance to settle in as the starter." McKinnon is a borderline RB2 for Sunday's game against the Bills, while Asiata is a desperation RB3. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:26 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.78 (88th)
  • Toby Gerhart (foot) not practicing Thursday
    Toby Gerhart (foot) remained sidelined Thursday.

    Advice: Gerhart is looking extremely unlikely to return for Week 7, leaving Storm Johnson to lead the Jaguars' three-man committee. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:57 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1952nd)
  • Juwan Thompson returns to Broncos practice
    Broncos RB Juwan Thompson (knee) returned to practice on Thursday.

    Advice: It's the same pattern the Broncos followed last week. Thompson will be good to go as Ronnie Hillman's backup against the 49ers. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:39 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    3.89 (1916th)
  • C.J. Spiller shrugs off trade talk
    C.J. Spiller shrugged off talk about the trade deadline and his expiring contract.

    Advice: If this were the NBA or MLB, Spiller's name would be splattered all over the news as the Oct. 28 trade deadline approaches. He's a talented player who is in the final year of his deal and grossly underperforming (3.44 YPC) while seeing his playing time severely slashed (12 snaps in Week 6). This Bills regime simply can't figure out how to use Spiller effectively. Still, NFL trades rarely go down no matter how much sense it makes. Owners are likely stuck with Spiller as a borderline RB2 going forward. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 5:17 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.36 (75th)
  • Ryan Mathews (MCL) still not cleared to run
    Ryan Mathews (MCL) still hasn't been cleared to resume running.

    Advice: Exactly one month removed from his MCL sprain, Mathews won't play in Week 7 and doesn't sound like a lock for Week 8, either. The Chargers' bye isn't until Week 10. "When they think it's time for me to start running, then it's time to start running," Mathews said, referring to team doctors. "It's all in their hands." San Diego's Week 8 game against Denver is on a Thursday night, meaning the turnaround will be quick following Sunday's Week 7 game, reducing the chances of a Mathews return. The Chargers play the Dolphins in Week 9. Currently 5-1, if San Diego is still racking up wins at that point, it's conceivable Mathews could be held out through the Week 10 open date. Branden Oliver appears highly likely to be the Bolts' feature back for at least two more games, and quite possibly three. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:18 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1938th)
  • Juwan Thompson (knee) doesn't practice
    Juwan Thompson (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Thompson was the No. 2 back behind Ronnie Hillman on Sunday, rushing for 38 yards on eight carries. He was held out last Wednesday with his knee issue. The Broncos are likely just giving him a maintenance day. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:15 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    3.89 (1916th)
  • Andre Ellington (foot) held out Wednesday
    Andre Ellington (foot) did not practice Wednesday,

    Advice: It's a scheduled day of rest. Ellington will remain an RB2 for Week 7 against the Raiders. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:47 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    15.93 (10th)
  • Donald Brown still in concussion protocol
    Donald Brown (concussion) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Brown is still in the concussion protocol and could be held out again this week. Branden Oliver will remain the Chargers' feature back in Sunday's game against the Chiefs. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:32 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2049th)
  • Toby Gerhart (foot) not practicing Wednesday
    Toby Gerhart (foot) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Gerhart suggests he still may play Week 7 against the Browns. Don't look for the Jaguars to push Gerhart out there at less than 100 percent when he's merely a marginal talent when fully healthy. It could be the Storm Johnson show again versus Cleveland. Neither back would be more than an RB3. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:09 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1952nd)
  • Giants hope to have Jennings back for Week 9
    Rashad Jennings (knee) has been ruled out for Week 7 against the Cowboys.

    Advice: As expected. The Giants have a Week 8 bye before hosting the Colts in Week 9. Coach Tom Coughlin said the "hope" is that Jennings is back from his sprained MCL for the Indy game. In the meantime, Andre Williams will get another start for the Giants against what has proven to be a very underrated Dallas defense. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:10 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2035th)
  • Hyde manages 14 yards on 11 carries on MNF
    Carlos Hyde rushed for 14 yards on 11 carries in the 49ers' Week 6 win over the Rams.

    Advice: Hyde saw 11 totes to Frank Gore's 16. The rookie added one catch for one yard. It was Hyde who was getting all of the goal-line and clock-killing work late in the game, much to the surprise and disgust of Gore owners. It's clear the 49ers love Hyde and are willing to use him in critical situations. He's a TD-dependent RB4. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:09 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    4.27 (1752nd)
  • Gore rushes for 38 yards in Week 6 win
    Frank Gore rushed for 38 yards on 16 carries in the 49ers' Week 6 win over the Rams.

    Advice: Gore out-carried Carlos Hyde 16-11, but it was Hyde getting the work near the goal line and in clock-killing mode late in the fourth quarter. The Rams sold out to stop the run, and limited Gore and Hyde to a combined 52 yards on 27 carries. Gore seemed aggravated, but he'll play the good soldier role after the victory. He'll be a mid-range RB2 next week in Denver. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:01 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    6.31 (151st)
  • Tre Mason debuts, leads Rams RBs in rushing
    Making his NFL debut, Rams rookie RB Tre Mason rushed for 40 yards on five carries in St. Louis' Week 6 loss to San Francisco on Monday night, adding one catch for 12 yards.

    Advice: Mason had been a healthy scratch each of the first four games of the season. He entered the game in the first quarter, taking the place of Trey Watts as the No. 3 back behind Zac Stacy and Benny Cunningham. Mason turned his first NFL touch into a 12-yard gain in the red zone. His first carry went for 27 yards and would have likely gone for a touchdown if Brian Quick hadn't gotten in the way downfield. Mason showed that it's clear he has the most talent as a runner in the Rams' backfield. Stacy and Cunningham are plodders in the Shonn Greene mold and haven't showed anything to keep Mason off the field. Mason is worth a look in 12- and 14-team leagues. This is the same time Stacy entered the fantasy picture last season. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 13, 8:53 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    2.74 (2531st)
  • Gore had to earn roster spot after Hyde pick
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the 49ers informed Frank Gore in the offseason that he had to earn his roster spot in training camp after the team drafted Carlos Hyde.

    Advice: On the surface, it comes as a bit of a shock. But considering Gore is 31 and carries a $6.45 million salary, it's not that surprising. Gore is averaging two fewer carries per game this season compared to last, and we'd expect his carries total to dip deeper into the season. It's probably a good idea to sell Gore in re-draft. Hyde is the future at running back in the Bay. He's a good target for Dynasty owners with Gore set to become a free agent in the offseason. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 13, 4:41 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    6.31 (151st)
  • Whisenhunt: Sankey is 'getting better'
    Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Monday Bishop Sankey is "getting better" and the Titans are "excited about him."

    Advice: Whisenhunt said "nerves were a factor" in regard to Sankey's slow start against the Jaguars, but he finished relatively strong with 68 yards on 19 touches. Most unfortunately for Sankey's fantasy owners, he was vultured at the goal line by FB Jackie Battle, and Dexter McCluster remained the passing-down back. Sankey will be a flex option in Week 7 against Washington. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 13, 1:54 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.88 (86th)
  • DeAngelo Williams to miss a couple more weeks
    DeAngelo Williams (ankle) is expected to miss a couple more weeks.

    Advice: Williams suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 4. He's going to get beat back into the lineup by Jonathan Stewart (knee), who is expected to practice Wednesday and has an excellent chance to start against the Packers in Week 7. Williams, who will just be a low-upside committee back even once he gets healthy, is a RB4/5 kind of hold. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 13, 9:46 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2079th)
  • Jerick McKinnon out-snaps Matt Asiata 48-15
    Jerick McKinnon started and out-snapped Matt Asiata 48-15 in Sunday's loss to the Lions.

    Advice: We have a much-needed changing of the guard, as players were informed early in the week that McKinnon would be getting the nod. He ended up out-touching plodder Asiata 17-3, recording 82 total yards against an excellent Lions defensive front. "It's not up to me; it’s up to the coaches," Asiata said on playing time. "I'm a team player and I do whatever the coaches tell me to do." With the athletically freakish McKinnon now freed, he'll carry a ton of upside in fantasy leagues. A tough Week 7 matchup against Buffalo will be followed by four softer ones against Tampa, Washington, Chicago, and Green Bay. Fantasy owners can consider dropping Asiata for higher-ceiling waiver additions. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 13, 5:45 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.78 (88th)
  • Andre Williams held to 58 yards in loss
    Andre Williams was held to 58 yards on 16 carries in Sunday night's Week 6 loss to the Eagles.

    Advice: It was a worse-case scenario for Williams. The Giants played from behind the entire game and were forced to abandon the run in the second half. He didn't have any mistakes in pass protection, but the offensive line struggled and allowed eight sacks. Williams showed good power on his inside runs, and trucked Eagles S Malcolm Jenkins for an impressive eight-yard gain in the first quarter. Peyton Hillis spelled Williams in some passing situations, but isn't a threat to cut into his workload. Williams will be an RB2 with touchdown-upside in Week 7 against the Cowboys. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 9:37 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    11.05 (50th)
  • Andre Ellington gets 25 touches in victory
    Andre Ellington managed 67 yards on 19 carries and caught 6-of-9 targets for 26 yards in the Cardinals' Week 6 win over the Redskins.

    Advice: Ellington ripped off an early 18-yard run, but was otherwise bottled up as the Cardinals resumed pushing the ball downfield with Carson Palmer back healthy. A frustrating player to own beyond PPR leagues this season, Ellington has only scored a touchdown in 1-of-6 targets. In standard-scoring formats, Ellington will be an RB2 next week against the Raiders. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 5:57 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    15.93 (10th)
  • Alf Morris gets 14 touches against Cards
    Alfred Morris managed 41 yards on 13 carries and secured 1-of-3 targets for 14 yards in the Redskins' Week 6 loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: The Cardinals' run defense held up despite the critical losses of RE Calais Campbell and OLB Matt Shaughnessy, forcing Washington to lean on its pass game to generate ball movement. Morris didn't help in that area, dropping a first-quarter target. Morris can be a frustrating fantasy player to own because he is essentially touchdown dependent. He'll be an RB2 in Week 7 against the Titans. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 5:45 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    13.39 (28th)
  • Juwan Thompson rushes for 38 yards vs. Jets
    Broncos RB Juwan Thompson ran as Ronnie Hillman's backup in Denver's Week 6 win over the Jets, rushing eight times for 38 yards.

    Advice: Thompson wasn't targeted in the passing game, but was Hillman's clear No. 2. C.J. Anderson didn't receive a touch. Five of Thompson's touches came on one third-quarter drive. In other words, though he's Hillman's No. 2, he was used more as a breather back than short-yardage specialist. There isn't much re-draft appeal here as the Broncos wait for Montee Ball (groin) to get healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 3:20 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    3.89 (1916th)
  • Fred Jackson finds end-zone in Week 6
    Fred Jackson had 10 carries for 26 yard and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 6 loss to the Patriots.

    Advice: He added four catches for 17 yards. Jackson played the majority of the second half after C.J. Spiller lost a fumble. He scored on a one-yard touchdown, and was used over Spiller in all red-zone situations. Jackson and Spiller combined for just 45 yards against the Patriots. After being the most run-heavy team in the league last year, the Bills have yet to establish a running game. Jackson will remain an RB2/FLEX in Week 7 against the Vikings. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 2:07 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    11.08 (49th)
  • Ronnie Hillman totals 116 yards versus Jets
    Starting in place of Montee Ball, Ronnie Hillman rushed 24 times for 100 yards in the Broncos' Week 6 win over the Jets, adding three receptions for an additional 16 yards.

    Advice: Hillman monopolized the Broncos' running back touches, getting 27 to Juwan Thompson's eight. If C.J. Anderson played a snap, we didn't see it. Going up against one of the league's better run defenses, it was easily the most productive game by a Broncos back this season. Hillman, who's been mistake prone in the past, nearly cost himself dearly with a third-quarter fumble, but the Broncos recovered. Coach John Fox decided it was no harm, no foul, and continued to feed Hillman down the stretch. Ticketed for another start in Week 7, Hillman will be a low-end RB2 against the 49ers' strong run defense. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 2:05 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.90 (85th)
  • McKinnon dominates RB touches against Lions
    Jerick McKinnon rushed 11 times for 40 yards and caught six passes for 42 yards against the Lions Week 6.

    Advice: McKinnon out-touched Matt Asiata 17-3 and dominated the running back snaps all game. McKinnon made several nice blocks in blitz pickup, and stayed on the field even when the Vikings went into hurry up mode. It was only one game, but it appears McKinnon has become the starting running back in Minnesota. He is still just an RB3/FLEX, but has the talent to develop into a every-week starting option this season. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 1:48 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.78 (88th)
  • Bishop Sankey handles 19 touches vs. Jags
    Bishop Sankey rushed 18 times for 61 yards and caught a seven-yard pass in the Titans' Week 6 win over Jacksonville.

    Advice: Sankey got the start with Shonn Greene (hamstring) inactive, but mixed and matched with Dexter McCluster (8 touches) and to a lesser extent Leon Washington (2 touches). After managing 12 yards on his initial seven carries, Sankey was vultured at the one-yard line by FB Jackie Battle. Sitting at 18 yards on nine carries early in the third quarter, Sankey finally got some room and ripped off a 22-yard gain to finish with a respectable day. Sankey will remain a dicey flex option in Week 7 against the run-tough Redskins defense. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 1:35 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.88 (86th)
  • Fred Jackson (ankle) active for Week 6
    Fred Jackson (ankle) is active for Week 6 against the Patriots.

    Advice: Jackson was limited throughout the week with his ankle injury and missed Friday's practice with an illness. He's an RB2/FLEX against a New England defense playing without LB Dont'a Hightower. The Bills inactives are WR Mike Williams, RB Bryce Brown, S Aaron Williams, RT Cyrus Kouandjio, WR Marcus Easley, CB Ross Cockrell, and LB Randell Johnson. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 8:39 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    11.08 (49th)
  • Sankey Legs: Titans starting rookie RB Sunday
    Bishop Sankey was announced as the Titans' starting tailback for Week 6 against the Jaguars.

    Advice: The Titans' Week 6 inactives are QB Jake Locker, TE Craig Stevens, RB Shonn Greene, CB Coty Sensabaugh, CB Brandon Ghee, LB Akeem Ayers, and TE Taylor Thompson. With Greene on the shelf, Sankey should push for 15-17 touches in a favorable matchup. Dexter McCluster and Leon Washington will mix in off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 8:38 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.88 (86th)
  • Giants site: Williams should get 20+ carries
    The Giants' website projects Andre Williams to get 20-25 carries this week.

    Advice: With Rashad Jennings sidelined, Williams is going to have an every-down role against the Eagles. He doesn't contribute much in the receiving game, but Peyton Hillis isn't an upgrade in pass protection and unlikely to cut into his snaps. PFF has credited Williams without a single quarterback hurry on 13 pass-blocking chances. He should be a lock for 20-plus touches against a Philadelphia defense that's allowing 132 rush yards per game. Rotoworld ranks Williams as the No. 12 running back for Week 6. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 11, 3:37 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    11.05 (50th)
  • 49ers do not want to run Gore into the ground
    49ers OC Greg Roman said the team is deliberately limiting Frank Gore's carries this season.

    Advice: "We don't want to just ride that stallion all day, every day," Roman said. "There's a point of diminishing returns at some point." Gore's 77 carries are his second-fewest attempts through five games in his career, while Colin Kaepernick is on pace to throw 64 more times this season than he did in 2013. Gore has seen an uptick in his usage the last two games, getting 24 carries against Philadelphia Week 4 and 18 against the Chiefs last week. Coincidently, both were wins for the 3-2 49ers. Gore should continue to see around 15 carries a game, and will remain a solid RB2 as long as he is healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 11, 11:14 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    6.31 (151st)
  • Broncos to use 'hot hand' approach at RB?
    The Broncos' official website hinted Denver could use a "hot hand" approach at running back against the Jets.

    Advice: "If any specific runner can heat up against the Jets' run defense," DenverBroncos.com's Andrew Mason said, "the Broncos will be best served by riding him for as long as possible." Ronnie Hillman is expected to get the start, but C.J. Anderson and rookie Juwan Thompson will get early work as well. Hillman is still the best fantasy play of the three, but he is nothing more than an RB3/FLEX play against the Jets' tough run defense. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 11, 10:41 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.90 (85th)
  • Sankey expected to lead Titans RBs in touches
    ESPN Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky expects Bishop Sankey to lead Tennessee's backfield in touches with Shonn Greene (hamstring) out.

    Advice: The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt echoes the sentiment, saying Sankey "should get plenty of work." What should happen and has happened in Tennessee have been two different things so far this season, but it finally appears the Titans will be forced into giving Sankey a decent workload. That said, expect Dexter McCluster and Leon Washington to get an annoying amount of work against the Jaguars. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 11, 9:06 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.88 (86th)
  • Giants do not trust Williams in passing game
    ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano said the Giants do not trust rookie RB Andre Williams in the passing game.

    Advice: "They absolutely do not trust him as a receiver, nor should they, based on what we've seen of his hands," Graziano said. "And I'm not entirely certain they trust him in pass protection yet either." Williams will start and get a healthy workload if the Giants hang around with the Eagles, but his opportunities could become a concern if the Giants get down big early. He is a solid RB2 this week, but is somewhat of a risky play. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 11, 8:39 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    11.05 (50th)
  • Juwan Thompson (knee) probable for Week 6
    Juwan Thompson (knee) is probable for Week 6.

    Advice: Thompson practiced in full on Friday after missing time earlier in the week. Ronnie Hillman will start with Montee Ball sidelined, but both Thompson and C.J. Anderson are expected to be active and should see change-of-pace carries. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 10, 5:02 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    3.89 (1916th)
  • Andre Ellington listed probable for Week 6
    Andre Ellington (foot) is listed as probable for Week 6.

    Advice: Ellington is expected to receive his biggest workload of the season with the Cardinals' quarterback uncertainty this week. He should push for 20-plus touches against a Washington defense that allowed 225 rushing yards to Seattle on Monday night. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 10, 2:17 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    15.93 (10th)
  • Jerick McKinnon (ankle) probable for Week 6
    Jerick McKinnon (ankle) is probable for Week 6.

    Advice: With Teddy Bridgewater returning, McKinnon is on the FLEX radar as a boom-or-bust option. He's Rotoworld's No. 36 running back this week. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 10, 1:48 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.78 (88th)
  • Donald Brown ruled out for Week 6
    Donald Brown (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 6.

    Advice: Brown is safe to drop in 10- and most 12-team leagues. Impressive UDFA Branden Oliver will serve as the Chargers' feature back in Week 6 at Oakland. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 10, 11:45 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2049th)
  • Toby Gerhart has been injured since Week 1
    The foot injury Toby Gerhart aggravated in practice this week has plagued him since Week 1 against the Eagles.

    Advice: "It's something that's been dragging on since the horse collar at Philly," said Gerhart. There were whispers Gerhart suffered a high ankle sprain when he was horse collared on Opening Day. "Trying to push through it and starting to feel good and then have a play and it takes a step back." Rookie Storm Johnson will get his chance to run with the Jaguars' tailback job in Week 6. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 10, 11:43 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1952nd)
  • Bishop Sankey to assume majority of work
    Titans.com's Joe Fann expects Bishop Sankey to "assume a majority of carries" with Shonn Greene (hamstring, doubtful) not expected to play in Week 6.

    Advice: Fann also expects the Titans to use "plenty of" passing-down back Dexter McCluster. To this point, second-round pick Sankey has not handled more than ten carries in any of the 1-4 Titans' first five games, despite averaging 4.69 YPC. We suspect he will land in the range of 12-17 carries against the Jaguars. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 10, 10:47 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.88 (86th)
  • Fred Jackson expected to play
    WGR 550 Buffalo's Joe Buscaglia is "fairly confident" Fred Jackson (ankle, questionable) will play in Week 6 against New England.

    Advice: It's something worth monitoring because F-Jax is dealing with an ankle injury and had a fever on Friday, costing him practice. But both the Bills' top local beat writer and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport think Jackson will play against the Patriots. Severely outperforming C.J. Spiller over the past three weeks, F-Jax will be a solid RB2/flex option in a plus matchup if he's active. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 10, 10:10 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    11.08 (49th)
  • Rashad Jennings ruled out for Week 6
    Rashad Jennings (MCL) has been ruled out for Week 6.

    Advice: As expected. Jennings did nothing during the Giants' practice week, and his Week 7 status is in doubt, as well. The Giants have a bye in Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 10, 10:04 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2035th)
  • Storm Warning? Gerhart (foot) out for Week 6
    Toby Gerhart (foot) has been ruled out for Week 6 against the Titans.

    Advice: Gerhart sprained his foot last Sunday, got in a full practice Wednesday, but suffered a setback and will not play. Look for rookie Storm Johnson to handle the early-down work and possibly see 12-15 carries in what should be a competitive football game between two bad teams. Johnson is worth grabbing in 12-team leagues. He easily could take off with the lead-back job in Jacksonville. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 10, 9:44 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1952nd)
  • Gerhart (foot) has setback, misses practice
    Toby Gerhart (foot) did not practice again on Friday.

    Advice: The Florida Times Union confirmed Gerhart suffered a setback in Wednesday's practice after he sprained his foot last Sunday against the Steelers. He's missed practice each of the past two days and is looking like a game-time decision at best for Week 6. The AP's Mark Long quipped there may be a "Storm warning" coming to Nashville. He's alluding to rookie Storm Johnson, who would likely assume early-down duties for the Jaguars against the Titans should Gerhart sit. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 10, 8:54 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1952nd)
  • Toby Gerhart (foot) suffered setback on Wed.
    The Florida Times Union confirms Toby Gerhart (foot) suffered a setback in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Gerhart was downgraded from "full" on Wednesday to "DNP" on Thursday. We'll have to see how Friday's practice shakes out, but it looks like there's a chance Gerhart may miss Week 6. Storm Johnson is the favorite to lead the Jaguars in carries against the Titans. He'd be worth a look as a cheap FanDuel option. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 10, 7:42 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1952nd)
  • Cardinals to lean on Ellington more this week
    ESPN Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss expects Arizona to lean on Andre Ellington even more this week against the Redskins with Logan Thomas expected to start at quarterback.

    Advice: The Cardinals get the Redskins at home. Arizona has been a better running team on their own turf this season, and Ellington is going to be the focal point of the offense with rookie Thomas under center. He's a lock for 18-plus touches weekly and should flirt with 20-plus against a Washington defense that was gashed by Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch last Monday night. Ellington is a borderline RB1/2, but there aren't many backs with higher ceilings. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 10, 7:03 am
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    15.93 (10th)
  • T-Rich wheezes to 41 yards on 17 carries
    Trent Richardson rushed 17 times for 41 yards and a touchdown in Indy's Week 6 win over the Texans.

    Advice: At the risk of sounding overly harsh, it was another pathetic effort from a player who is now averaging 3.22 yards through his first 87 carries. Richardson had a few nice runs where he managed to get upfield — never longer than nine yards, of course — but largely stalled the Colts' offense whenever he got the ball. T-Rich continued his habit of getting rag-dolled backward whenever he tried to go east-west. He's obviously the Colts' second-best runner behind Ahmad Bradshaw, but Bradshaw's injury history is such that Indy has to keep Richardson involved. T-Rich will be a touchdown-dependent RB3 when the Colts take on the Bengals in Week 7. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 9, 9:21 pm
     
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.44 (73rd)
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