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  • Darius Jackson goes 5-30 rushing
    Rookie RB Darius Jackson rushed five times for 30 yards in the Cowboys' third preseason game, adding one reception for nine yards.

    Advice: Through three preseason contests, Dallas' sixth-round pick has 120 yards on 31 carries (3.87 YPC) and two catches for 24 yards. Jackson should get one more long look in the preseason finale before the Cowboys decide whether to keep him on the 53. Jackson's chances will rise if Darren McFadden stays on reserve/NFI, though the Cowboys could wind up keeping only three backs if Lance Dunbar (knee) is truly healthy behind Zeke Elliott and Alfred Morris. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:07 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2307th)
     
  • Alex Collins rushes for 19 yards vs. Cowboys
    Seahawks RB Alex Collins rushed three times for 19 yards in Thursday's preseason game.

    Advice: The fifth-rounder was buried deep on the depth chart, getting run behind someone named George Farmer. It's a clear indication he's on the roster bubble. Collins has taken the rock 12 times for 37 yards (3.08 YPC) thus far this preseason. He should get an extended look in the finale. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:04 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.30 (2657th)
     
  • Prosise works as Seahawks third-down back
    C.J. Prosise rushed four times for 23 yards in his preseason debut Thursday night.

    Advice: Although he didn't quite stuff the stat sheet, this was a big step forward for Prosise after an injury-plagued spring and beginning to camp. He worked as the Seahawks' first-team third-down back behind Christine Michael, and also mixed in on some second-and-long plays. Neither Michael nor Thomas Rawls is adept in the passing game, so Prosise could have a Week 1 role. Prosise should be owned in all Dynasty leagues and belongs on re-draft watch lists. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:39 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.54 (2510th)
     
  • Alfred Morris rushes for 17 yards vs. Seattle
    Alfred Morris rushed five times for 17 yards in Thursday's preseason game, adding two catches for 11 yards.

    Advice: Morris entered after Ezekiel Elliott torched the Seahawks' stout first-team defense in his preseason debut. Still only 27, Morris should have plenty left in the tank as a runner — he's rushed 21 times for 113 yards this preseason — but is a distant second behind Zeke on the depth chart. Morris is a pure handcuff, albeit one that will have serious fantasy value behind Dallas' dominant line were Elliott to go down with injury. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:29 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.33 (1969th)
     
  • Cole Beasley reels in 4-of-6 targets Thursday
    Cole Beasley caught 4-of-6 targets for 30 yards in the Cowboys' third preseason game Thursday.

    Advice: With Dez Bryant inactive, Beasley saw a little more attention than normal from Dak Prescott, who replaced Tony Romo (back/coaches' decision) after just three snaps. Beasley was leading the team in targets when he exited early in the second half. Beasley was targeted deep on one throw, but it fell incomplete. He simply isn't an option far away from the line of scrimmage. Beasley is expected to man the slot for Dallas, but it's not going to translate to big numbers. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:22 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.68 (213th)
     
  • Dak Prescott's preseason: 7 TDs, 0 turnovers
    Dak Prescott completed 17-of-23 passes for 116 yards and one touchdown in the Cowboys' third preseason game, adding two rushes for 12 yards.

    Advice: Through three exhibition contests, Prescott is 39-of-50 passing (78.0 percent) for 454 yards (9.08 YPA) and a 5:0 TD-to-INT ratio with 53 yards and two more scores on seven carries. That makes seven all-purpose touchdowns for Dak, compared to zero turnovers. The sample size remains small and Prescott has been put in consistently favorable situations by Dallas' coaching staff, but he also warrants recognition as one of the NFL's best preseason stories. He particularly excelled under pressure in Thursday night's game at Seattle, keeping the offense on the move despite the absence of Dez Bryant (concussion). Rotoworld.com Today, 9:21 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.56 (2686th)
     
  • Tyler Lockett goes 3/41/1 in dress rehearsal
    Tyler Lockett caught 3-of-3 targets for 41 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason game.

    Advice: Lockett's score was a nine-yard grab where he worked himself open in the end zone for a scrambling Russell Wilson. It was the kind of big play that's become Lockett's signature, though he still appears to be third on the depth chart behind Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse. He was even out-snapped by Paul Richardson with the first-team offense. Lockett is one of the league's most dynamic playmakers, but the Seahawks could be reluctant to overexpose him on offense because of how dangerous he is on special teams. Lockett is going to have some big fantasy weeks, but could be too unpredictable to be a reliable WR3. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.15 (98th)
     
  • P. Richardson enters Seahawks WR rotation
    Seahawks WR Paul Richardson caught 2-of-3 targets for 19 yards and a touchdown in Thursday night's third preseason game.

    Advice: His touchdown came from eight yards out on a rainbow from Russell Wilson. A 4.4-flat speedster whose first two NFL seasons were washed out by injuries, Richardson was a second-round pick in the 2014 draft. He played more first-team snaps than Tyler Lockett in Thursday's exhibition game and looks to have secured a role in Seattle's receiver rotation. Richardson is worth stashing in deep Dynasty leagues. He is a threat to Lockett's 2016 re-draft value. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.72 (2396th)
     
  • Jermaine Kearse catches 3 passes in tune up
    Jermaine Kearse caught 3-of-4 targets for 32 yards in Thursday's preseason game.

    Advice: According to Pro Football Focus' Nathan Jahnke, Kearse out-snapped Tyler Lockett 21-10 in the first half. Lockett is undeniably on the rise, but Kearse appears to have him edged in two-receiver sets to begin the season. Seattle didn't give Kearse a three-year, $13.5 million contract for nothing. Lockett is still the preferred fantasy own, of course. Kearse's grabs this evening were his lone receptions in three preseason games. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:08 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.56 (223rd)
     
  • C-Mike's preseason: 24-157 rushing (6.5 YPC)
    Christine Michael rushed seven times for 58 yards in the Seahawks' third preseason game Thursday night.

    Advice: A resurgent C-Mike now has 24 preseason carries for 157 yards, good for a 6.5 yards-per-carry average. He has both grinded out tough yards and showed big-play ability this August while earning the trust of the Seahawks' coaching staff. If you aren't taking Michael serious by now, your head is in the sand. Michael has dominated first-team snaps with Russell Wilson. Even if it isn't as the Seahawks' starter over Rawls, Michael has earned a meaningful early-season role in Seattle's post-Marshawn Lynch backfield. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:07 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.79 (1795th)
     
  • Russell Wilson closes preseason in style
    Russell Wilson completed 16-of-21 passes for 192 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday's preseason game, rushing three times for two yards.

    Advice: We'd say he's ready for the regular season. The highlight was an absurd third quarter scramble where Wilson bought time for seemingly minutes on end before finally finding Tyler Lockett in the end zone for a nine-yard touchdown. It was the kind of play that sets Wilson apart, and has his fantasy arrow still screaming upward after years of continual improvement. Wilson finishes the summer 24-of-38 for 303 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. He's an elite QB1. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:03 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    21.47 (2nd)
     
  • Baldwin catches four in preseason tune-up
    Doug Baldwin caught 4-of-6 targets for 29 yards in the Seahawks' third preseason game against the Cowboys.

    Advice: His six targets were easily a team-high among first-teamers. Baldwin could have had a bigger night, but Russell Wilson barely overshot him on a deep ball down the right sideline near the end zone. If Baldwin is done for the preseason, he'll end it with six catches for 52 yards on nine targets. It's incredibly difficult to see Baldwin catching 14 touchdowns like he did a year ago, but he remains the clear-cut No. 1 option in Seattle and a very solid WR2 in the early part of drafts. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:02 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.81 (85th)
     
  • Mason's mother says he has concussion damage
    Troubled Rams RB Tre Mason's mother says he has a "10-year-old’s mindset" after suffering mental damage from multiple concussions.

    Advice: "Tre is not himself at all," his mother told police when he was arrested in late July. "He’s not making good decisions." Mason's mother says his mental health took a turn for the worst after last season. "Clearly, we could see the change," she said. "Like, completely." It's a scary story. The Rams haven't talked to Mason since their move to Los Angeles. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:23 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2247th)
     
  • Sashi: Browns 'not looking to trade' Gordon
    Browns EVP Sashi Brown the team is "not looking to trade" Josh Gordon.

    Advice: ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi reported Wednesday there is a "cynical point of view out there" that the Browns leaked a report about trade offers for Gordon in order to drum up more interest. Brown said he was not going to "entertain" that "speculation." It is important to note, however, Brown did say every player has a price, and saying the team is "not looking to trade" is considerably different than saying Gordon will not be traded. Gordon will most likely stay in Cleveland, but it is not a given. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:35 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2029th)
     
  • Kap believes he can still win starting job
    Colin Kaepernick said he believes he can still win the starting job.

    Advice: "Yeah, most definitely," Kaepernick said. "I’m going to go out and show everything I can these next two games and make sure I put my best foot forward to show this organization, this team, this coaching staff what I’m capable of." Kap's injury issues have given Blaine Gabbert a big head start, but he has not taken advantage of the opportunity through two preseason games. If Kaepernick shows well Friday, he could make things interesting. Kap has not played in an NFL game since November 8. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:48 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.36 (2681st)
     
  • Josh Gordon expected to play this week
    Browns coach Hue Jackson suggested suspended WR Josh Gordon will play Friday against the Bucs.

    Advice: "I think we have a good chance for that to happen," Jackson said. With first-rounder Corey Coleman also back, the Browns will get a chance to see what their offense can look like after Gordon returns from his four-game suspension. With Coleman, Gordon, and Terrelle Pryor at receiver, it looks explosive on paper. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:56 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2029th)
     
  • Josh Gordon to be restricted FA in 2016
    Updating a previous item, Josh Gordon is scheduled to be a restricted free agent in 2017.

    Advice: Due to his suspensions, Gordon's contract tolled -- "rolled over" -- and he's under the Browns' control for the next two seasons. It's notable because of Tuesday's trade rumor that popped up, as any acquiring team would consider it beneficial to have Gordon under control for not just 12 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:29 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2029th)
     
  • C.J. Prosise will play on Thursday
    Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise is expected to see time in Thursday's preseason game.

    Advice: The third-round rookie missed Seattle's first two exhibition games. Prosise had been ticketed for third-down duties, but has since been passed up by a resurgent Christine Michael. Prosise isn't on the re-draft radar for Week 1. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:46 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.54 (2510th)
     
  • Schefter: Browns not looking to trade Gordon
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Browns are not looking to trade Josh Gordon.

    Advice: The Browns' desire to keep Gordon has not stopped other teams from calling, however. Schefter reports "multiple teams" have reached out Cleveland to inquire about Gordon's availability. The Browns are not going to move the talented receiver right now, but it will be interesting to see what happens if Gordon somehow disappoints throughout the rest of camp. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:40 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2029th)
     
  • Kaepernick says his arm is 'back to normal'
    After returning to a full practice on Monday, Colin Kaepernick declared his previously "dead" arm "back to normal."

    Advice: The Sacramento Bee confirms Kaepernick is "on track" to get some playing time in this weekend's third exhibition game. Blaine Gabbert remains the favorite to start Week 1, but Kap could turn it into a competition if he turns it on late in the preseason. Gabbert has struggled in both practices and games. The 49ers' offense would have much more explosive potential with Kaepernick quarterbacking. It would be good news for Carlos Hyde and Torrey Smith. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:09 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.36 (2681st)
     
  • Kaepernick (arm) resumes practicing Monday
    Colin Kaepernick (arm) took part in team drills on Monday.

    Advice: Kap is now on track for Friday's regular season dress rehearsal against the Packers. By nearly every account, Kap is not a legitimate contender in the 49ers' supposed quarterback competition. Kap has twice the physical skills of Blaine Gabbert, but his play has been in a steady downward spiral over the course of three coaching staffs. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:32 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.36 (2681st)
     
  • Josh Gordon getting 1st-team reps at practice
    Josh Gordon (suspended) is seeing work with the first-team offense during practice.

    Advice: "It's important for him to be with the ones because I think he's going to be one of our better players," coach Hue Jackson said. "We have to put him out there and see what he is capable of doing." Seeing first-team work only days after returning to practice is a great sign for Gordon's role once he comes back from suspension. With Corey Coleman, Gordon, and Terrelle Pryor, the Browns have the makings of an explosive receiver group. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:30 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2029th)
     
  • Kelly: Kaepernick's arm is 'fine'
    49ers coach Chip Kelly insisted Sunday that Colin Kaepernick (arm) is "fine."

    Advice: Players who are "fine" can typically practice, something Kaepernick didn't do at all last week. "I think Kap is fine," said Kelly. "I saw Kap. He’s fine." Kelly "think(s)" Kaepernick will be able to practice on Monday. "He’s going to start throwing tomorrow and we’ll see how it goes, see how he progresses." Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:47 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.36 (2681st)
     
  • Kaepernick throwing well in pre-game warm up
    Colin Kaepernick (dead arm) reportedly threw well in a pre-game warm up Saturday night.

    Advice: The highlight was a 55-yard bomb to Bruce Ellington. Kaepernick will not play Saturday, but it looks like he is getting close to full health. He should return to practice this week and is expected to play in the third preseason game. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:30 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.36 (2681st)
     
  • Dak stays hot, totals 4 TDs against Dolphins
    Dak Prescott completed 12-of-15 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns in Friday's preseason game against Miami.

    Advice: He added three carries for 28 yards and two rushing touchdowns. Prescott got some first-team reps with Tony Romo only playing a series. He completed his first eight passes, though he had an interception overturned on a late-hit penalty. Both of his pass touchdowns were on back-shoulder throws, with his highlight a 28-yarder to Dez Bryant. Prescott has 338 yards and a 4:0 TD/INT ratio through two preseason games. He's locked in as the Cowboys' backup. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:36 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.56 (2686th)
     
  • Alfred Morris rushes for 85 yards, TD
    Alfred Morris had 13 carries for 85 yards and a touchdown in Friday's preseason game against Miami.

    Advice: Morris started with Ezekiel Elliott sidelined. He played deep into the first half, but rushed for 64 of his yards in the opening quarter. Morris is now up to 96 yards on 16 carries (6.0 YPC) through two preseason games. With Darren McFadden's Week 1 status uncertain, Morris could open the year as the No. 2 back. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:38 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.33 (1969th)
     
  • Colin Kaepernick could overtake Gabbert
    The Santa Rosa Press Democrat considers Colin Kaepernick the frontrunner for the 49ers' starting quarterback job.

    Advice: This conflicts with multiple reports. Blaine Gabbert has worked with the first team since the start of training camp, but has struggled with accuracy issues. Per the Press Democrat's Grant Cohn, Kaepernick "could win the quarterback competition without even competing" if Gabbert doesn't improve on what he showed in the preseason opener. Kaepernick has missed most of the last two weeks with arm soreness, but is expected to play in the 49ers' third preseason game. We still anticipate Gabbert starting in Week 1. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:27 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.36 (2681st)
     
  • C. Michael expected to have early-season role
    According to ESPN Seahawks reporter Sheil Kapadia, "by all indications" Christine Michael "will have role on offense once the regular season starts."

    Advice: Kapadia's article (linked below) has numerous quotes from teammates and coaches citing Michael's improved maturity and on-field performance. Despite poor work habits and preparation to this point, fourth-year RB Michael has averaged 4.7 yards per carry in his career. He has averaged 5.82 YPC on 17 preseason totes while showing dramatic improvement in the passing game. Michael may not be a threat to Thomas Rawls' Week 1 starting job, but beat writers and coaches anticipate C-Mike logging significant playing time. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.79 (1795th)
     
  • C-Mike stays hot in August with 10-55 rushing
    Christine Michael rushed for 55 yards on ten carries and caught a nine-yard pass in Seattle's second preseason game.

    Advice: Through two preseason contests working with Seattle's first-team offense, C-Mike has 99 yards on 17 carries (5.82 YPC). He has shown power and explosiveness on the field, and even lined up out wide for his nine-yard reception Thursday night. The Seahawks seem to have gained trust in C-Mike as a receiving asset, which is an area in which Thomas Rawls does not excel. With rookie C.J. Prosise far behind due to a hamstring injury, it's possible Michael will open the season as Seattle's primary passing-game back in addition to changing the pace behind projected starter Rawls. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:02 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.79 (1795th)
     
  • 49ers targeting 3rd preseason game for Kap
    49ers coach Chip Kelly said the team expects Colin Kaepernick (dead arm) to play in the third preseason game.

    Advice: Kaepernick did do some light throwing this week, but he is not going to play on Saturday night. "They’re easing him back into throwing right now," Kelly said Thursday. "He’ll throw a little more today and see how he feels and continue to progress him and hopefully we can get him back full next week." It sounds like Kaepernick will be healthy for opening day, but he is well behind Blaine Gabbert for the starting job. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:50 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.36 (2681st)
     
  • Update: Kap (dead arm) doesn't practice Wed.
    Updating a previous item, Colin Kaepernick (dead arm) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Kaepernick fully dressed for Wednesday's joint practice with the Broncos, the team that tried to acquire him in the offseason, but he didn't do a whole lot besides stand around and look pretty. Kap unleashed a couple soft tosses in individual drills before quickly being done for the day. It's now been seven days since Kaepernick last threw. Don't expect him to play this week. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:44 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.36 (2681st)
     
  • Colin Kaepernick (dead arm) back practicing
    Colin Kaepernick (dead arm) resumed practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Kap was sidelined for a week after going through a "dead arm" phase. After not throwing at all in the spring as he recovered from multiple surgeries, Kaepernick's arm wore out last week after uncorking 80-100 throws per day. He should be fine now. The 49ers kicked off joint practices with the Broncos today. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:40 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.36 (2681st)
     
  • Writer projects 900 yards, 8 TDs for Lockett
    ESPN Seahawks reporter Sheil Kapadia believes 900 yards and eight touchdowns is a "reasonable projection" for sophomore WR Tyler Lockett.

    Advice: Kapadia admits there is "upside" for more. Lockett posted a 51-664-6 line as a rookie while playing just over 60 percent of the offensive snaps. Expect him to be in on over 80 percent in year two. With the Seahawks possibly leaning more on Russell Wilson, Lockett is a high-upside pick in the middle rounds. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:20 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.15 (98th)
     
  • C.J. Prosise on the Seahawks' roster bubble?
    KJR Seattle's Curtis Crabtree believes third-rounder C.J. Prosise's health -- or lack thereof -- has put him in danger of falling out of the Seahawks' backfield rotation.

    Advice: In a roster breakdown, Crabtree listed Prosise as on the "bubble," but it doesn't seem to be as grave as that. Prosise simply hasn't been able to stay healthy since he was picked 90th overall in April, battling a hip flexor in the spring and now missing two weeks with a hamstring injury. Prosise returned to practice the past two days, but he again required an ice pack on the hammy Tuesday. Christine Michael and Alex Collins have passed Prosise on the depth chart. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:20 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.54 (2510th)
     
  • Kaepernick hasn't thrown pass in six days
    Colin Kaepernick (dead arm) remained sidelined in Tuesday's practice, and hasn't thrown a pass in six days.

    Advice: At this point, Kap is looking extremely doubtful for Saturday's preseason game. It's an absence he can't afford after missing the opener. In another bad sign, the 49ers signed Christian Ponder on Tuesday. Blaine Gabbert has just about sewn up the starting job. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:27 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.36 (2681st)
     
  • Christine Michael was 'loose cannon at times'
    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Christine Michael was a "loose cannon at times."

    Advice: Michael's inability to play within the offense was one of the reasons he was cut last season, but he has reportedly shown more "maturity" this year. "Physically, I think he shows a greater consistency in hitting things the way we expect him to hit them," Carroll said. "Mentally, certainly he’s different, he’s just grown up." Even with Thomas Rawls (ankle) nearing full health, it is possible Michael earns an early-season role. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:00 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.79 (1795th)
     
  • Cowboys no longer in the market for a QB?
    Cowboys owner Jerry Jones hinted he is no longer in the market for a quarterback following Dak Prescott's performance in the preseason opener.

    Advice: "I wouldn’t consider a backup quarterback situation at all," Jones said. "I wouldn’t want to, by any way, deter the progress and the excitement that he can bring to the building of the team and the future." While that quote is not explicit, it seems to suggest the Cowboys are happy to ride or die with Prescott as the backup. It will be interesting to see if that opinion shifts once Prescott inevitably struggles. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:52 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.56 (2686th)
     
  • Prosise (hamstring) finally practicing Monday
    Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise (hamstring) returned to practice on Monday.

    Advice: Prosise could be limited for a few days, but he's back on the practice field for the first time this month. The third-round rookie also missed "most" of the offseason program with a hip issue. The Seahawks want Prosise to be their new Fred Jackson in passing situations, but he can't afford to miss any more practice. Coach Pete Carroll has already said he's fallen behind. Rotoworld.com Aug 15, 11:04 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.54 (2510th)
     
  • Josh Gordon removed from NFI, will practice
    Suspended WR Josh Gordon is expected to practice Monday after being removed from the NFI list.

    Advice: Gordon suffered a quad injury after reporting out of shape, but he is back healthy and reportedly shedding weight. It is unlikely he plays this week, but he should be ready for the third preseason game. Gordon is suspended in Weeks 1-4. Rotoworld.com Aug 15, 8:44 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2029th)
     
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