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  • Chris Matthews back at Seahawks practice
    Seahawks WR Chris Matthews (shoulder) has resumed practicing.

    Advice: Matthews was running as Seattle's No. 3 wideout before spraining an AC joint in the preseason opener. His absence amounted to more first-team offensive reps for impressive rookie Tyler Lockett. It's now unclear whether Matthews will have a role on offense when the regular season begins. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:48 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.00 (2562nd)
     
  • Cardinals to give CJ2K 10-12 touches
    The Cardinals plan to give Chris Johnson "10 to 12 touches" in their preseason finale Thursday night.

    Advice: This may be Johnson's audition for a roster spot after he missed Arizona's last exhibition game with a hamstring injury. Andre Ellington and David Johnson are healthy, and the latter in particular has shown well in August. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:44 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.64 (2414th)
     
  • Chiefs TE Kelce has 'slightly' sprained ankle
    Travis Kelce dropped out of Monday's practice with a "slight" ankle sprain.

    Advice: Kelce missed Tuesday's session. We don't usually post such minor injury situations on Rotoworld, but have seen people freaking out about Kelce on Twitter. Coach Andy Reid stated after Tuesday's practice that Kelce has a "slightly" sprained ankle, and it is not of the high variety. Reid added that Kelce would be able to play if the Chiefs had a regular season game this week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.34 (73rd)
     
  • Manziel describes elbow injury as tendinitis
    Johnny Manziel describes his elbow injury as "tendinitis," and says it's something he's dealt with since his freshman year of college.

    Advice: Manziel also reveals he received a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews, but that the famed orthopedic surgeon didn't recommend surgery. Both Manziel and coach Mike Pettine expect him to be ready to back up Josh McCown in Week 1. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:56 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.05 (2715th)
     
  • Kenny Bell dealing with hamstring issue
    Bucs rookie WR Kenny Bell is dealing with a hamstring injury.

    Advice: Bell has been sidelined since Friday. Bell expressed optimism about testing the hamstring out in practice on Tuesday, but coach Lovie Smith shot it down, saying "You don't come back from hamstring injuries that quick." A fifth-rounder out of Nebraska, Bell is battling Louis Murphy for snaps behind Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:14 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.61 (2625th)
     
  • Case Keenum to be Nick Foles' backup
    Case Keenum will be the Rams' No. 2 quarterback.

    Advice: Keenum has beaten out Austin Davis for the right to back up Nick Foles. With the Rams using (wasting?) a third-round pick on Sean Mannion, Davis will probably be waived. Keenum has some raw playmaking ability, but is prone to streaks of wildness/total ineffectiveness. He's a second-tier backup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:42 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2477th)
     
  • Justin Hunter expected to play on Thursday
    Titans WR Justin Hunter is expected to play in Thursday's preseason finale.

    Advice: It's confirmation that he's nowhere near the first-team offense. Hunter's roster spot doesn't appear to be in danger, but he's not going to be a factor in the Titans' offense any time soon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:19 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.47 (2583rd)
     
  • Johnny Manziel (elbow) still not throwing
    Johnny Manziel (elbow) has yet to resume throwing.

    Advice: As expected, he'll miss Thursday's preseason finale. It's a missed opportunity to put something good on film, but Manziel's odds of making starts this years have more to do with Josh McCown's early-season effectiveness than anything else. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:11 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.05 (2715th)
     
  • Jace Amaro (shoulder) surprisingly sent to IR
    Jets placed TE Jace Amaro (shoulder surgery) on injured reserve, ending his season.

    Advice: The 23-year-old tight end has a torn labrum. He suffered the injury in the Jets' preseason opener. It's a bitterly disappointing end to what needed to be a big season for a player who underwhelmed as a rookie. Now Amaro will enter his third camp next summer on the hot seat after being the No. 49 overall pick of last year's draft. Jeff Cumberland and Kellen Davis are the next men up on the depth chart. It's a sorry group. Amaro is an end-of-bench type in Dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1892nd)
     
  • CJ?K expected to play in preseason finale
    ESPN's Josina Anderson reports Cardinals RB Chris Johnson (hamstring) will play in Thursday's preseason finale.

    Advice: Coach Bruce Arians later confirmed the news. It's a sign Johnson's roster spot is far from assured. Johnson has barely practiced since signing two weeks ago, and Bruce Arians isn't the kind of coach who makes moves on faith. CJ has to show something to crack Arizona's running back corps. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:12 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.64 (2414th)
     
  • Roddy White expected to return next week
    ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure said Roddy White (elbow) will return to "some activity" next week.

    Advice: White underwent elbow surgery a little more than a week ago. The expectation was White would ready by Week 1, but it is concerning he will return to just "some" activity next week. Even if the elbow heals, White will require sporadic drainings of his knee throughout the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:10 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.42 (126th)
     
  • Jaguars will keep using two tight ends
    Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said the team will keep using two tight ends despite the hand injury to Julius Thomas.

    Advice: Even with Thomas out this preseason, the Jaguars have continued to use two tight ends in their base formation. This is good news for Clay Harbor, who should slot into Thomas' spot while he is out the first three weeks of the season. Harbor averaged 3.5 catches a game while Marcedes Lewis was sidelined last season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:49 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.04 (1826th)
     
  • Titans get roster down to 75 players
    Titans waived/released TE Tevin Westbrook, DT Toby Johnson and S Josh Aubrey.

    Advice: Tennessee also placed WR Andrew Turzilli (ankle) and LB Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil (hamstring) on injured reserve. These moves put the Titans' at the 75-man roster limit. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:17 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1855th)
     
  • Vikings waive/injure QB Mike Kafka
    Vikings waived/injured QB Mike Kafka.

    Advice: He will revert to injured reserve once he passes through waivers. Depending on the severity of the injury, Kafka could be released with an injury settlement. This transaction gets the Vikings down to 75 players. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:52 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2498th)
     
  • Montee Ball squarely on the roster bubble
    9 News Denver's Mike Klis does not believe Broncos RB Montee Ball will make the final roster.

    Advice: Ball has been steadily falling down the depth chart all offseason and played behind Juwan Thompson in the third preseason game. Ball should get one more shot in the fourth preseason game to show his worth, but right now his job is anything but secure. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:36 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.17 (2536th)
     
  • Signs pointing to Stevan Ridley on PUP list
    Jets coach Todd Bowles hinted that RB Stevan Ridley (knee) will begin the season on the reserve/PUP list.

    Advice: "We have some quality running backs right now, and they’re all playing good," Bowles said, "so Ridley can take his time and get healthy." Ridley opening the season on the PUP should open a roster spot for Zac Stacy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:54 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2108th)
     
  • Joique Bell remains Lions' No. 1 running back
    MLive's Kyle Meinke said, "Joique Bell remains the Lions' No. 1 tailback — for now, at least."

    Advice: The for now is important. Bell struggled at the beginning of last season after an unhealthy offseason, and a similar start could see Bell fall behind Ameer Abdullah in the pecking order. For now, though, he still projects as the Week 1 starter in Detroit. Fantasy favorite Zach Zenner is well down the depth chart. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:19 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.02 (97th)
     
  • Montee Ball on the roster bubble with Broncos
    Montee Ball appears to be in danger of losing his roster spot in Denver.

    Advice: He won't be a part of Denver's first cuts, but he might not make it when the Broncos trim to 53 this upcoming weekend. Ball is squarely behind C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman, while Juwan Thompson is making a run to be Denver's No. 3 back. "Special teams is a big factor with him and Juwan," coach Gary Kubiak said. "We'll see. I'm fine with Montee." If Ball were cut on Saturday, he would go through the NFL's waivers process. "Right now it's C.J., Ronnie, then Juwan, then me," Ball acknowledged. "So I guess just what it is." Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:33 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.17 (2536th)
     
  • Joique Bell finally comes off active/PUP list
    Lions activated RB Joique Bell (knee, Achilles') from the active/PUP list.

    Advice: It's not a moment too soon for the 29-year-old veteran, who isn't facing heat from just change-of-pace back Ameer Abdullah, but early-down prospect Zach Zenner. Provided he's in game shape, Bell will be the Lions' primary chain mover in Week 1, but he can't afford a slow start like the one he had in 2014. Abdullah is talented enough to begin stealing work from the word go. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:37 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.02 (97th)
     
  • Justin Hunter has caught 2-of-9 targets
    Titans WR Justin Hunter has caught 2-of-9 targets (22 percent) this preseason.

    Advice: It is a very small sample size, but it is a concern considering Hunter has caught a Stephen-Hill like 43 percent of his targets through two seasons. Hunter has reportedly shown well in training camp this season, but that improvement has yet to be seen in games. Hunter will struggle to find the field if he cannot become more consistent. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:11 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.47 (2583rd)
     
  • Chris Johnson to miss preseason game
    Chris Johnson (hamstring) is not expected to play in Sunday night's third preseason game.

    Advice: Per ESPN's Josina Anderson, Johnson "is still having problems with his hamstring." Johnson returned to practice on Friday, but may have suffered a setback. Recent reports still have Johnson making the Cardinals' 53-man roster. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:22 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.64 (2414th)
     
  • Caldwell: Joique Bell 'moving along really well'
    Lions coach Jim Caldwell said RB Joique Bell is "moving along really well" in his recovery from offseason knee and Achilles surgeries.

    Advice: Bell said he's made "good progress" though the Lions are still "playing it by ear." He hasn't suited up for any of the Lions' preseason games and has yet to resume practicing. Bell doesn't expect to be limited upon his return. Promising rookie Ameer Abdullah will have a role regardless of Bell's health. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:47 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.02 (97th)
     
  • Montee Ball fourth in line at running back
    Montee Ball rushed four times for 11 yards and caught one pass for 20 yards in the Broncos' third preseason game.

    Advice: Ball played behind Juwan Thompson, who appears to have jumped him for the third spot on the depth chart. Already well behind Ronnie Hillman for the backup job, Ball has zero fantasy value heading into the season. He is not guaranteed to make the final roster. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.17 (2536th)
     
  • Chris Johnson could play on Sunday
    Chris Johnson (hamstring) has not been ruled out for Sunday's preseason game.

    Advice: Johnson returned to practice on Friday, but he was very limited. Johnson will test his hamstring with the trainer before the game to determine his status. Arizona could decide to play it safe with their new running back, but with the first-team unlikely to play much if at all in the fourth preseason game, this might be the last chance to get Johnson run with the starters before the regular season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.64 (2414th)
     
  • Justin Hunter fails to make impact
    Justin Hunter was held without a catch in Tennessee's third preseason game.

    Advice: Hunter played exclusively with the second team, with Hakeem Nicks starting opposite Kendall Wright. All four of his targets came on deep routes. Hunter has just two catches for 14 yards through three preseason games. Hunter isn't a recommended late-round flyer. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:05 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.47 (2583rd)
     
  • Travis Kelce making big plays in preseason
    Travis Kelce secured three balls for 42 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' third preseason game.

    Advice: "Zeus" found the end zone from eight yards out on a tough throw by Alex Smith, who was on his game in a major way tonight against a talent-deficient Titans defense. An absolute bully after the catch, Kelce now has 63 yards on just four catches over Kansas City's last two preseason games. Kelce has a mediocre floor, but offers upside to finish as this year's No. 3 fantasy tight end. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:07 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.34 (73rd)
     
  • Charge against Titans WR Hunter gets reduced
    The felony assault charge against Titans WR Justin Hunter has been reduced to a misdemeanor.

    Advice: Hunter was arrested July 3 at a Virginia Beach bar. He was originally charged with "felony malicious wounding", but is now "only" facing allegations of misdemeanor assault and battery. It's well within the realm of possibility that Hunter beats the lesser charge, or that it's further reduced in court. Hunter goes back before the judge this upcoming Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:34 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.47 (2583rd)
     
  • Chris Johnson returns to Cardinals practice
    Chris Johnson (hamstring) returned to Cardinals practice on Friday.

    Advice: Johnson should be all systems go moving forward. He's competing for playing time in Arizona's backfield with David Johnson and Andre Ellington. We suspect Ellington will open the season as the Cardinals' lead back, but the coaching staff may ultimately opt to "ride the hot hand" in committee fashion. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:00 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.64 (2414th)
     
  • CJ?K expected to make 53-man roster
    NFL.com reports Chris Johnson is expected to make the Cardinals' 53-man roster.

    Advice: Andie Hagemann reports CJ?K has "made a positive impression on his new teammates overall," and that he'll eventually "share the workload behind starter Andre Ellington." Johnson does seem likely to make the roster as veteran insurance for a young, injury prone running back corps, but David Johnson could send CJ to No. 3 status with another big game this weekend. CJ is missing Arizona's regular season dress rehearsal with a hamstring injury. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:08 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.64 (2414th)
     
  • Browns shelve Manziel for rest of preseason
    The Browns are expected to shut down Johnny Manziel (elbow soreness) for the rest of the preseason.

    Advice: An MRI on Manziel’s elbow showed no structural damage, but the Browns plan to hold him out of the final two preseason games. "I see it as a minor setback," coach Mike Pettine said. "If this was the regular season, it might be a different story." With Connor Shaw sidelined, the Browns will likely add a quarterback behind Josh McCown and Thad Lewis. Manziel should be cleared before Week 1, but this hurts his chances of making early-season starts. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:55 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.05 (2715th)
     
  • Joique expects to be healthy for Week 1
    Lions RB Joique Bell (knee, Achilles') expects to be "healthy" for the regular season.

    Advice: Bell has yet to practice this offseason coming off "minor" knee and Achilles' surgeries. Bell stumbled out of the gate after a similarly unhealthy offseason last year, but he is confident he can step in and be a workhorse when he is healthy. In reality, he will likely form an early-season committee with rookie Ameer Abdullah. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:45 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.02 (97th)
     
  • Montee Ball 'slumping' in training camp
    The Denver Post reports RB Montee Ball is being pushed by Juwan Thompson for the No. 3 spot on the depth chart.

    Advice: Ball has already been jumped by Ronnie Hillman, and it appears Juwan Thompson could be next. Ball has never flashed at the NFL level, and he has reportedly been "slumping" in training camp. His spot on the roster is not secure. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:21 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.17 (2536th)
     
  • Amaro's recovery a 'really slow process'
    Jets TE Jace Amaro's recovery from a sprained shoulder is going slower than expected.

    Advice: "Every day it’s been getting better. It’s just a really slow process," said Amaro. "It’s just frustrating. I just want to get out there and be able to play." Originally expected back for the regular season opener, it now appears Amaro could miss regular season games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:24 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1892nd)
     
  • Chris Johnson injury less than expected
    Coach Bruce Arians has upgraded Chris Johnson's (hamstring) injury outlook to "day to day."

    Advice: The Cardinals originally feared Johnson's hamstring injury would sideline him 1-2 weeks. Johnson needs to get healthy just to hold off rookie David Johnson for the No. 2 back job behind Andre Ellington. David had a big second preseason week, showing well on traditional carries and catching two balls. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:59 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.64 (2414th)
     
  • Browns don't want Manziel to change motion
    The Browns believe Johnny Manziel's three-quarter release is what's causing his elbow pain, but they don't want him to change his throwing motion.

    Advice: "I think that’s an advantage that he has," coach Mike Pettine said. "There are times he’ll change his arm angle to make a throw. If you stick with your traditional throwing motion, the ball (might) get knocked down (in some situations)." Impressed with Manziel's summer, the Browns are hopeful he'll be ready for this weekend's regular season dress rehearsal. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:32 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.05 (2715th)
     
  • Joique (knee, Achilles') still not practicing
    Joique Bell (knee, Achilles') remains sidelined at Lions practice.

    Advice: Bell has spent the entire summer on active/PUP. At this point, he's not going to see any preseason action. Bell has 20 days to get ready for the Lions' opener. Whenever Bell returns, it will be to a committee with Ameer Abdullah, and perhaps even Theo Riddick. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:10 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.02 (97th)
     
  • Stafford confirms Lions' will use RBBC
    Lions QB Matthew Stafford confirmed the Lions will use a running back by committee even when Joique Bell (knee, Achilles') is healthy.

    Advice: The writing has been on the wall all offseason. The only real question is how the workload will be divvied up. Ameer Abdullah was sparingly used in the Lions' second preseason game, but he should open the season as at least the 1B to Bell's 1A. Theo Riddick has earned praised for his running this preseason, but will be at best used as a passing-game specialist. Despite his rising ADP, Abdullah's upside makes him the back to own in Detroit. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.02 (97th)
     
  • OC: Johnny Manziel 'new guy' this season
    Browns OC John DeFilippo said QB Johnny Manziel is a "new man" this season.

    Advice: He added the sophomore's understanding of the game has changed drastically. Josh McCown appears locked in as the Browns' Week 1 starter, but he was dreadful in Tampa Bay last season and looked bad in the second preseason game. It remains likely Manziel gets starts this season. Manziel is currently sitting out practice due to soreness in his elbow. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:43 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.05 (2715th)
     
  • Roddy White to undergo surgery on his elbow
    Roddy White will undergo surgery on his troublesome right elbow, but is expected back for Week 1.

    Advice: The surgery is being called "minor," and the expectation that White will still be healed by Opening Day comes via coach Dan Quinn. Still, the injury is another indication that White's body seems to be breaking down. He also requires sporadic drainings of his knee and has been banged up in each of the last two seasons. White turns 34 years old this November. Leonard Hankerson stands to benefit with more first-team reps the rest of camp. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 1:42 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.42 (126th)
     
  • Johnny Manziel out with 'elbow discomfort'
    Johnny Manziel left Sunday's practice with discomfort in his throwing elbow.

    Advice: He missed practice with a similar injury on August 13. Manziel is expected to sit out a few days but coach Mike Pettine said he doesn't "anticipate it being anything serious." The second-year quarterback has had a decent preseason, completing 17-of-29 passes for 160 yards and one touchdown. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 9:24 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.05 (2715th)
     
  • Cimini: Jace Amaro on the hot seat for Jets
    ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini said second-year tight end Jace Amaro is "on the hot seat."

    Advice: Cimini added that Amaro has "a lot to prove after a so-so rookie season." Unfortunately there isn't much Amaro can do to improve his stock while he's out with a sprained shoulder. Red flags were raised a few weeks ago when Amaro was listed as the third-string tight end on the Jets' preseason depth chart. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 7:38 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1892nd)
     
  • CJ2K out a week or two with pulled hamstring
    Chris Johnson will miss a week or two with a pulled hamstring.

    Advice: He suffered the injury at Thursday's practice and could be sidelined for the remainder of Arizona's preseason slate. It's been a tough offseason for Johnson, who was injured in a drive-by shooting and didn't sign with a team until August. He's hoping to be the Cards' No. 2 back behind starter Andre Ellington. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 5:28 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.64 (2414th)
     
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