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  • Sean Payton labels WR Coleman as 'pedestrian'
    Coach Sean Payton described Brandon Coleman's training camp and preseason as "pedestrian."

    Advice: Coleman isn't believed to be "totally safe" in terms of making the 53-man roster. He dropped a pass in last week's preseason game and almost lost a fumble. At 6'6/225, Coleman simply doesn't stand out for any of the right reasons. He's been tumbling down the depth chart since Michael Thomas arrived. Rotoworld.com 27 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.76 (2602nd)
     
  • Fleener struggling w/ drops and communication
    The New Orleans Times-Picayune's Larry Holder reports Coby Fleener "hasn't been reliable enough catching passes and isn't on the same page with Drew Brees."

    Advice: According to Holder, it's resulted in No. 2 tight end Josh Hill seeing more work with the first-team offense this week. Fleener dropped too many balls in Indianapolis, as well, and it's possible the Saints were actually sending Fleener a message when they "accidentally" listed him with the fourth-stringers on last week's unofficial depth chart. We're not panicking, yet, but it's something to keep an eye on. Not being on the same page with Brees is the biggest concern. Rotoworld.com 32 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.41 (75th)
     
  • Saints UDFA Tommylee Lewis likely to make 53
    Saints undrafted rookie WR Tommylee Lewis is expected to make the 53-man roster.

    Advice: One source told Larry Holder of the New Orleans Time-Picayune that "there would be a mutiny" if Lewis didn't make the squad. The pint-sized -- 5'7/168 -- receiver out of Northern Illinois is expected to get some run with the first-team offense in the third preseason game against the Steelers. Rotoworld.com 38 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2148th)
     
  • Stafford, WR Jones have 'terrific chemistry'
    Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official website reports Marvin Jones and Matthew Stafford have had "terrific chemistry" all through training camp.

    Advice: Twentyman labels Jones the Lions' 1A receiver with Golden Tate the 1B. Jones has secured 5-of-6 targets this preseason for 81 yards and shredded his former Bengals teammates for some chunk gains and acrobatic grabs on the sideline last week. He continues to be a strong mid-round fantasy pick. Rotoworld.com 53 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.04 (100th)
     
  • 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 9:02 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.81 (85th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Payton: Coby Fleener still 'work in progress'
    Saints coach Sean Payton said Coby Fleener is still a "work in progress."

    Advice: "I'd say it's an ongoing progression," Payton said. "There's some plays that are real good, and then there's some plays where we've got to be a little bit more detailed and that's something that I know he's got to work on." Despite Fourth-Team Gate last week, Fleener is still clearly the No. 1 tight end in New Orleans, but Payton wants him to both improve as a blocker and clean up some of his routes. Fleener agreed he has work to do, echoing his coach's sentiments by saying his understanding of the new offense is a "work in progress." While there appears to still be some rough edges, Fleener should shine with Drew Brees this season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:13 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.41 (75th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Marvin Jones goes off early against old team
    Marvin Jones caught 4-of-5 targets for 65 yards in the Lions' second preseason game Thursday night.

    Advice: Facing his former team, Jones gave Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick all kinds of trouble with superb route running and toe-tapping catches down the sideline. Through two preseason affairs, Jones has secured 5-of-6 targets for 81 yards while looking like the most explosive option in Detroit's offense. Jones continues to be a value pick when he lasts until the late sixth and seventh round. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:32 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.04 (100th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Fleener indeed works with starters Wednesday
    Coby Fleener lined up with the first-team offense at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Fantasy footballers were sent into a state of panic Tuesday afternoon when the Saints uploaded their latest depth chart and listed Fleener with the fourth-string offense. The issue was quickly fixed in about an hour, but the news nearly broke Twitter. There is no concern about Fleener's job security. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.41 (75th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Intern fixes depth chart, Fleener back to 1
    The Saints have updated their depth chart, bumping Coby Fleener from fourth-team/"other" back to No. 1.

    Advice: It's a typical ending for an August mystery. An intern likely uploaded an incorrect version of the team's "unofficial" depth chart. If Fleener fell in any of your slow drafts over the past hour, take this as an opportunity to make him your bargain TE1. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:10 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.41 (75th)
     
  • Saints list Fleener with fourth-team offense
    Coby Fleener is listed with the fourth-team offense on the Saints' latest unofficial depth chart.

    Advice: Even on an "unofficial" depth chart, it's deeply strange. Fleener is listed behind Josh Hill, Michael Hoomanawanui and "Rashaun Allen." Perhaps Fleener is battling a previously-undisclosed injury. Otherwise, the listing is a complete bafflement. We can only assume it's a motivational tactic. Bizarre as it is, we still wouldn't read too much into it, at least until we get further explanation. Fleener is a TE1. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.41 (75th)
     
  • 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)
     
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