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  • Tyler Boyd has one-catch evening vs. Miami
    Tyler Boyd caught 1-of-3 targets for 10 yards in Cincinnati's Week 4 win over the Dolphins.

    Advice: The second-rounder has 12 catches for 130 yards through four games, putting him on pace for 48/520. That could slacken with Tyler Eifert expected to return for Week 5. Boyd has a weak PPR case. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:01 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    5.74 (204th)
     
  • C.J. Uzomah has four-catch night vs. Miami
    C.J. Uzomah caught 4-of-5 targets for 45 yards in the Bengals' Week 4 win over the Dolphins.

    Advice: The catches were a season high. Uzomah has cleared 30 yards in 3-of-4 games, but his moment in the sun is coming to an end with Tyler Eifert expected back for Week 5. There's no real reason to own Uzomah in any format. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:00 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    3.46 (262nd)
     
  • Kenyan Drake touches ball twice in loss
    Kenyan Drake rushed twice for 15 yards in the Dolphins' Week 4 loss to the Bengals.

    Advice: He wasn't targeted in the passing game. Damien Williams got the start, Jay Ajayi got the work and Drake got nothing. He almost made a catastrophic special teams blunder in the first half, nearly bringing the ball beyond the goal line before retreating for a touchback. Drake has zero trust from the coaching staff, and didn't do anything to earn any more this evening. He'll remain invisible for fantasy purposes going forward. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:54 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.71 (170th)
     
  • Jay Ajayi totals 46 yards vs. Bengals
    Jay Ajayi rushed six times for 33 yards in the Dolphins' Week 4 loss to the Bengals, adding two catches for 13 additional yards.

    Advice: Ajayi and Kenyan Drake were "benched" for Damien Williams, but Ajayi ended up easily leading the backfield in touches. He was arguably the Dolphins' most effective player this evening, reeling off three 11-yard gains. Ajayi should have gotten the ball more, and likely will against the Titans in Week 5 as the Dolphins desperately try to get something going on the ground. Ajayi will still barely be on the RB3 radar for that one. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:52 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    5.78 (197th)
     
  • Kenny Stills catches 74-yard touchdown
    Kenny Stills caught 1-of-3 targets for a 74-yard touchdown in Miami's Week 4 loss to the Bengals.

    Advice: Stills blew by the Bengals' entire defense for the score on Miami's second play from scrimmage then proceeded to disappear along with the rest of the offense. Stills nearly muffed the touchdown, a la his Week 1 miscue. Stills is a big-play threat, but has nine catches through four games. That's unusable in every format. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:48 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    5.84 (199th)
     
  • Jay Ajayi, Drake benched for Damien Williams
    The Dolphins have announced Damien Williams as their Week 4 starter at running back.

    Advice: Jay Ajayi was the closest thing the Dolphins had to a nominal "starter" in Arian Foster's absence, but the Dolphins are going to give Williams a whirl after Ajayi and Drake were ineffective in Week 3. Isaiah Pead should also be involved. Despite the "starter" tag, Williams is best avoided in fantasy leagues. The same goes for Ajayi, Pead and Drake. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:06 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    5.78 (197th)
     
  • Steelers pull the plug on RB Daryl Richardson
    Steelers released RB Daryl Richardson.

    Advice: Richardson had been working as the Steelers' No. 3 running back behind DeAngelo Williams and Fitzgerald Toussaint. He won't be needed any more now that Le'Veon Bell is back from his three-game suspension. Richardson logged just five snaps during his short stay in Pittsburgh. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:13 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.51 (379th)
     
  • Rivera says J-Stew could miss four weeks
    Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) could miss up to four weeks.

    Advice: Including this week's absence, Stewart has now missed 25 games since the start of 2012. Stewart is an effective workhorse when healthy but that's rarely been the case. Cameron Artis-Payne and Fozzy Whittaker saw similar workloads last week with Artis-Payne going for 58 yards on 13 touches while Whittaker tallied 56 yards on 10 touches. Until a frontrunner emerges from the Carolina backfield, it's hard to endorse either of them as anything more than flex plays. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:03 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (599th)
     
  • Ebron (ankle) returns to practice on Thursday
    Eric Ebron (ankle) returned to practice on Thursday.

    Advice: Ebron got the day off on Wednesday but the Lions were probably just managing his reps. He'll be fine for Sunday's game in Chicago. Consider him a back-end TE1 for that matchup. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:46 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.45 (181st)
     
  • Rashad Jennings expects to know more Friday
    Rashad Jennings (thumb) expects to get a better idea of his Week 4 status on Friday.

    Advice: "I'm doing everything I can," Jennings said. The tea leaves suggest Jennings will sit for his second straight game, but it's certainly possible he has a breakthrough. The Giants are playing in the Monday night game, so hopefully we get some concrete information by Sunday morning. Orleans Darkwa will be in the FLEX mix if Jennings sits. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:36 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (57th)
     
  • Vance McDonald back at practice Thursday
    Vance McDonald (hip) returned to 49ers practice Thursday.

    Advice: McDonald was listed as "limited," but it gives him a chance to suit up against the Cowboys on Sunday. Before today, McDonald had seemed likely to sit. We'd still consider him 50-50, at best. Fantasy owners shouldn't be counting on McDonald one way or the other. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:18 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    3.97 (249th)
     
  • Bills hopeful Watkins travels to New England
    Sammy Watkins (foot) is expected to miss his third straight practice Friday, but coach Rex Ryan is "hopeful" he travels for the team's game to New England.

    Advice: Ryan still offered no assurances about Watkins' Sunday status. Most signs suggest he will miss his second straight game. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:05 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.88 (79th)
     
  • Rashad Jennings (thumb) limited at practice
    Rashad Jennings (thumb) was limited at Thursday's practice.

    Advice: ESPN Giants reporter Jordan Raanan said earlier today that he expects Jennings to miss Monday night's game against the Vikings. Jennings' thumb injury affects his ability to block and catch passes, which is obviously a huge hindrance. With Shane Vereen (triceps) also out, it looks like Orleans Darkwa will lead the Giants' backfield in Week 4. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:46 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (57th)
     
  • Julius Thomas (elbow) will be game-time call
    Julius Thomas (elbow) is expected to be a game-time decision for Sunday morning's game against the Colts.

    Advice: Thomas missed another practice Thursday, and is looking mighty shaky for Jacksonville/Indy's "Breakfast at Wimbledon" 9:30 AM ET tilt. We'll know early if Thomas is playing, but fantasy owners need a back-up plan. Injuries are always the risk with Thomas, who is a touchdown-scoring force when healthy. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:14 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.13 (188th)
     
  • Charcandrick West sitting out again Thursday
    Charcandrick West (ankle) will not practice Thursday.

    Advice: It is his second missed session in a row, which puts his availability for this weekend in serious doubt. Spencer Ware should dominate work against the Steelers. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:50 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    2.15 (287th)
     
  • Sammy Watkins not at practice Thursday
    Sammy Watkins (foot) is not practicing Thursday.

    Advice: Watkins was expected to test out his foot either Wednesday or today, so his absence is not a great sign. It is possible he returns to the practice field Friday, but his Week 4 chances are not looking good. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:51 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.88 (79th)
     
  • Bowles will 'make sure' Marshall gets targets
    Jets coach Todd Bowles said the team will "make sure" Brandon Marshall gets the ball.

    Advice: "I’m sure (defenses are) paying attention to him; they were paying attention to him last year," Bowles said. "We just have to find better ways to get him the ball." Marshall does have 27 targets through three games, but he has caught just 12 of those for 160 yards and, most concerningly, zero touchdowns. Marshall places the blame on the offense "trying to be scientists" instead of just playing. With Eric Decker looking likely to miss some time with a shoulder injury, Marshall will have to be more effective moving forward. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:56 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.84 (82nd)
     
  • Cam: Benjamin won't be held catch-less again
    Cam Newton said Kelvin Benjamin will not be held catch-less again after seeing just one fruitless target Week 3.

    Advice: "That can’t happen. That can’t happen," Newton said. "And if I’m speaking for it, that won’t happen again. He’s too good of a player." OC Mike Shula has blamed himself for Benjamin's goose-egg and said the team has to "find a way to get him the ball more." With both the coordinator and quarterback set on getting him targets, Benjamin should see plenty of passes thrown his way against the Falcons. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:47 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.35 (72nd)
     
  • Brandon Marshall gets in full session Wed
    Brandon Marshall (knee, foot) got in a full practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Marshall only managed 27 yards in a horrendous day for the passing game Sunday, but he did not look any worse for wear. This full practice confirms he escaped the game without suffering any setbacks. He will play this week, and with Eric Decker looking likely to miss, Marshall should see a ton of targets. Even in a tough matchup with the Seahawks, he will remain a solid WR2. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:28 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.84 (82nd)
     
  • Report: Rashad Jennings unlikely to play
    ESPN's Jordan Raanan reports Rashad Jennings (thumb) is unlikely to play Monday night against the Vikings.

    Advice: Jennings' thumb has still not healed enough for him to catch the football or pass protect, so he will end up missing another week. Orleans Darkwa should get the start against Minnesota with Bobby Rainey handling some passing-down work. Rookie Paul Perkins could get involved as well. Even in a daunting matchup, Darkwa will be worth FLEX consideration this week. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:58 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (57th)
     
  • Eric Ebron not practicing Wednesday
    Eric Ebron (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Ebron has been playing through the bum ankle and matched a career-high with five catches Sunday against the Packers. He'll be a low-end TE1 at Chicago. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:44 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.45 (181st)
     
  • Julius Thomas (elbow) misses practice Wed
    Julius Thomas (elbow) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: It's a new injury for Thomas. He played his normal snap count last week against the Ravens, so it could just be a minor thing. For now, we'd expect him to play Sunday against the Colts in London where he'd be a TE1. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:00 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.13 (188th)
     
  • Vance McDonald (hip) in doubt for Week 4
    Coach Chip Kelly suggested Vance McDonald (hip) may not play Week 4 against the Cowboys.

    Advice: McDonald exited Week 3 with the injury and was quickly ruled out. He isn't practicing on Wednesday. Kelly doesn't believe it's a long-term issue for McDonald. Garrett Celek and Blake Bell are the next men up. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:50 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    3.97 (249th)
     
  • Charcandrick West not practicing Wednesday
    Charcandrick West (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Spencer Ware badly out-snapped West 45-15 last week against the Jets, and this may be part of the reason. If West sits Week 4 against the Steelers and Jamaal Charles (knee) isn't ready, Ware could have a massive workload. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:54 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    2.15 (287th)
     
  • Jonathan Stewart (hammy) DNP on Wednesday
    Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: As expected. Stewart is fully expected to miss multiple games with his strained hammy. Cameron Artis-Payne, Fozzy Whittaker, and Mike Tolbert will again carry the running-back load Week 4 against the Falcons. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:25 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (599th)
     
  • Sammy Watkins doesn't practice Wednesday
    Sammy Watkins (foot) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Watkins is expected to test his foot either today or Thursday and will then make a decision on his Week 4 status. His week isn't starting off on the right foot. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:22 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.88 (79th)
     
  • Sammy Watkins testing foot later this week
    NFL.com's Mike Garofolo reports Sammy Watkins will test out his injured foot on Wednesday or Thursday, and that it will determine his Week 4 availability.

    Advice: Per Garofolo, "there are no structural issues" with Watkins' foot, and it remains "an issue of pain tolerance." Watkins tried to play through the injury on short rest in Week 2, but had a sub-par night against the Jets' leaky secondary. It sounds like Watkins will probably be listed as "DNP" on Wednesday. Even a limited session Thursday would have him tentatively on track to return against the Patriots. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:46 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.88 (79th)
     
  • Dolphins will stick with four-man RB rotation
    The Dolphins plan to stick with their four-back rotation for Thursday night's game against the Bengals.

    Advice: It's a situation to avoid for fantasy purposes. Kenyan Drake led the Week 3 backfield in snaps and touches, but only narrowly over Jay Ajayi. Isaiah Pead and Damien Williams both saw more than 10 snaps. Neither Drake nor Ajayi is a recommended RB3 while Arian Foster (groin) remains sidelined. Daily Slant: This is a situation to avoid in terms of DFS in Week 4. Thursday players tend to be a bit more popular than they should, and while it's hard to imagine any of these backs carrying relevant ownership percentages, they are still well worth fading. Drake led the way in Week 3, but the backfield was divided almost evenly which sieves value from each back. If you're targeting the Miami side, Jarvis Landry (at least 10 targets in each game) is your best bet. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:21 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.71 (170th)
     
  • Panthers discuss Benjamin's catch-less game
    Panthers OC Mike Shula blamed himself for Kelvin Benjamin's catch-less Week 3 against the Vikings.

    Advice: Benjamin was blanketed by Minnesota's elite defense, drawing just one target. He was not shadowed by Vikings top CB Xavier Rhodes. "Yeah, we’ve got to find a way to get him the ball more," said Shula. "That starts with me. But we’ve got to make sure we’re doing it in a way that we’re not just trying to force him the ball." The squeaky wheel may get greased this week in Atlanta. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:38 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.35 (72nd)
     
  • Bills still 'wait and see' on Watkins playing
    Coach Rex Ryan said Monday he "can't say" whether Sammy Watkins (foot) will be ready for Week 4 at New England.

    Advice: Ryan said the Bills are still in "wait-and-see" mode regarding Watkins' playing availability week to week. The Bills will see how Watkins is feeling later in the week and make a decision thereafter. Watkins' injured foot was stepped on by a teammate last week. He may come down to a game-time decision. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:08 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.88 (79th)
     
  • 'Optimism' Rashad Jennings returns this week
    NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports there is "optimism" Rashad Jennings (thumb) returns for Week 4.

    Advice: There's optimism and urgency, as the Giants' unsettled backfield has lost Shane Vereen (triceps) for the season. Jennings was a surprising scratch on Sunday, so we'd still consider his status far from certain. He's unsure of his ability to contribute in the passing game, something that will be even more of a necessity with Vereen out. The Giants will issue their first injury report on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:30 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (57th)
     
  • McAdoo: We'll evaluate Jennings all week
    Giants coach Ben McAdoo said Rashad Jennings (thumb) will be "evaluated throughout the week."

    Advice: Spoiler alert. Every injured player is evaluated throughout the week. The problem is Jennings' ability to contribute in the passing game, something that won't be magically cleared up after only one absence. There's likely renewed urgency to get Jennings back on the field, however, with the news that Shane Vereen is done for the season. The Giants don't have to issue an injury report until Thursday because they're playing on Monday Night Football. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:31 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (57th)
     
  • Jennings sat because of pass-game concerns
    Rashad Jennings (thumb) said he sat out Week 3 against the Redskins because of concerns about his ability to contribute in the passing game.

    Advice: Jennings said he has no problem holding the ball in his right hand when rushing, but the thumb injury does affect his ability to catch and pass protect. Jennings said he is "going to do everything I possibly can" to be ready for Monday night's matchup with the Vikings, but it would not be surprising if he sat out again. Orleans Darkwa and Shane Vereen split work with Jennings sidelined. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:20 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (57th)
     
  • Kenyan Drake leads backfield in snaps
    Kenyan Drake played 27-of-67 snaps in the Dolphins' Week 3 win over the Browns.

    Advice: Drake led the backfield in snaps, but it was not a convincing win. Jay Ajayi played 18 snaps, Isaiah Pead saw 13, and Damien Williams was in on 11. Even with Arian Foster likely to sit again on a short week, the Dolphins' backfield is a situation to avoid. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:44 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.71 (170th)
     
  • Brandon Marshall catches 3-of-8 targets Wk 3
    Brandon Marshall hauled in 3-of-8 targets for 27 yards Week 3 against the Chiefs.

    Advice: Marshall sat out a few snaps, but he did not seem particularly limited by the knee injury which kept him out of practice most of the week. He was not given a chance on most of his targets, dropped another, and was questionably ruled out of bounds on a one-handed grab in the end zone in the second half. That catch would have made his fantasy day look a lot better, but the reality is no one on the Jets played well enough to deserve a good fantasy day. Marshall should play next week, but he has another tough date with the Seahawks. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:42 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.84 (82nd)
     
  • Kenny Stills has solid game vs Browns
    Kenny Stills caught 5-of-8 targets for 76 yards in Miami's Week 3 win over the Browns.

    Advice: It's another solid game for Stills after he posted a 2/39/1 line last week. Stills had more targets than DeVante Parker, but wasn't a factor in the red-zone. He won't be a recommended streaming option against the Bengals in Week 4. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:55 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    5.84 (199th)
     
  • Vance McDonald done for day with hip injury
    Vance McDonald is done for the day in Week 3 with a hip injury.

    Advice: The extent is undisclosed, but it's a bad sign that McDonald was almost immediately ruled out. He finished with two catches for four yards on two targets. The 49ers' tight end depth chart is rounded out by Garrett Celek and Blake Bell. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:52 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    3.97 (249th)
     
  • Kenyan Drake starts, rushes for 37 yards
    Kenyan Drake rushed nine times for 37 yards in Miami's Week 3 win over the Browns.

    Advice: He added two catches for 11 yards. Drake started and had the most touches, but was in a full-blown committee with Jay Ajayi and Isaiah Pead. Ajayi scored the game-winning touchdown, so it's possible Miami will get him more touches next week. Even if Drake remains the starter, the Dolphins running back situation should be avoided. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:10 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.71 (170th)
     
  • Julius Thomas (2-13-0) quiet in loss to Ravens
    Julius Thomas hauled in two-of-five targets for 13 yards Sunday in the Jaguars' Week 3 loss to the Ravens.

    Advice: After flexing his muscles with 135 yards over his first two contests, Thomas was rarely seen or heard from. Four of his five targets came after halftime as the Jaguars worked to chip away at a 16-7 third-quarter deficit. He saw fewer targets than Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee. Thomas is still a big red zone presence and will have some decent weeks, but fantasy owners need to be prepared for a few duds along the way. This was one of them. Thomas will be a mid-range TE1 next week when the Jags face the Colts in London. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:06 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.13 (188th)
     
  • Jay Ajayi scores game-winning TD
    Jay Ajayi had seven carries for 28 yards and a touchdown in Miami's Week 3 win over the Browns.

    Advice: Ajayi scored the game-winning touchdown on an 11-yard run in overtime. Kenyan Drake started, but he was part of a three-back committee. None of Miami's running backs stood out this week in place of Arian Foster. Ajayi's performance makes him the favorite to lead the backfield in Week 4 snaps. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:05 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    5.78 (197th)
     
  • Kelvin Benjamin: Zero catches on one target
    Kelvin Benjamin was held without a catch on one target in Carolina's Week 3 loss to the Vikings.

    Advice: Benjamin's one and only target came with 2:34 remaining. The Panthers' offense was out of sync all day — no running game, no pass protection — but it was still a baffling effort. Cam Newton attempted 35 passes, targeting Greg Olsen 10 times. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer made it his mission to eliminate Benjamin, and succeeded beyond his wildest imagination. The WR1 overall through the season's first two weeks, Benjamin should bounce back as a borderline WR1 against the Falcons in Week 4. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:41 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.35 (72nd)
     
  • Uzomah goes 2-31 against Broncos
    C.J. Uzomah caught 2-of-4 targets for 31 yards in the Bengals' Week 3 loss to the Broncos.

    Advice: Tyler Kroft got the nominal start, but Uzomah was more active in the passing game as Kroft was never so much as targeted by Andy Dalton. Either way, Uzomah and Kroft will be fantasy irrelevant soon with Tyler Eifert on his way back. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:38 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    3.46 (262nd)
     
  • Tyler Boyd goes 3-18 against Broncos
    Tyler Boyd caught 3-of-4 targets for 18 yards in the Bengals' Week 3 loss to the Broncos.

    Advice: The rookie slot man's yardage totals through three games are 9, 78, 18, and we expect Boyd to continue to deal with inconsistency as a role player in a Bengals offense that is dominated by the running backs and A.J. Green. For Week 4 on Thursday night against Miami, Boyd will be a fantasy WR4/5, just like Brandon LaFell. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:34 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    5.74 (204th)
     
  • Eric Ebron matches career high with 5 catches
    Eric Ebron caught 5-of-8 targets for 69 yards Week 3 against the Packers.

    Advice: Shockingly, the five catches matched Ebron's career-high, and he likely would have had more if not hobbled by an apparent ankle injury in the second half. Ebron played through the injury, but he had to come off the field after a catch in the third quarter and did not appear to be 100 percent. Ebron looked great before the issue, but his biggest play of the game was one he would like to forget. With the Lions driving, Ebron had the ball ripped out of his hands on what should have been a catch. Despite that mistake, Ebron will be a must-play option if healthy next week against the Bears. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:10 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.45 (181st)
     
  • Brandon Marshall officially active Week 3
    Brandon Marshall (knee, foot) is officially active for Week 3 against the Chiefs.

    Advice: Marshall is expected to be on a snap count, but he should see plenty of work on third downs and especially in the red zone. Those high-value snaps keep him in the WR2 conversation despite the limited work. New York declared ILB Erin Henderson, QB Bryce Petty, QB Christian Hackenberg, RB Troymaine Pope, CB Darryl Roberts, LB Mike Catapano, and OT Brandon Shell inactive for Week 3. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:01 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.84 (82nd)
     
  • Jonathan Stewart among Panthers' inactives
    Panthers declared RB Jonathan Stewart, WR Brenton Bersin, WR Damiere Byrd, LB Jeremy Cash, CB Teddy Williams, OG Tyler Larsen, and DE Ryan Delaire inactive for Week 3 against the Vikings.

    Advice: There are no surprises on this list. Stewart is expected to miss at least a couple games. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:44 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (599th)
     
  • Rashad Jennings officially inactive vs. WSH
    Giants declared Rashad Jennings (thumb) inactive for Week 3 vs. the Redskins.

    Advice: Orleans Darkwa and Shane Vereen will supposedly split work in Jennings' absence, but Vereen is the only player we feel comfortable firing up in fantasy. Darkwa has a low ceiling and lower floor. Also inactive for the Giants are QB Josh Johnson, WR Roger Lewis, DT Montori Hughes, OT Marshall Newhouse, S Darian Thompson and DT Robert Thomas. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:32 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (57th)
     
  • Sammy Watkins officially inactive vs. Arizona
    Sammy Watkins (foot) is inactive for Week 3 against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Saving fantasy owners from trying to play him against Patrick Peterson. Beyond Watkins, the Bills' Week 3 inactives list is CB Ronald Darby, WR Greg Salas, LT Cordy Glenn, OL Patrick Lewis, S Colt Anderson, and QB Cardale Jones. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:32 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.88 (79th)
     
  • Brandon Marshall could be used situationally
    ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini believes Brandon Marshall (knee, foot) could be used situationally Week 3 against the Chiefs.

    Advice: Adam Schefter reported earlier Sunday Marshall would be on a snap count, so it would make sense to use him primarily on third downs and in the red zone. Cimini also floats the idea Marshall could be a decoy to occupy Marcus Peters. Even with Marshall active, Eric Decker and Quincy Enunwa should see a bump in targets. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:01 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.84 (82nd)
     
  • Ajayi won't start against Cleveland in Week 3
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Dolphins will "mix in other runners" behind starter Kenyan Drake against the Browns in Week 3.

    Advice: Jay Ajayi, Isaiah Pead and Damien Williams will be left to fight for Drake's scraps on Sunday. All three of those players have been in coach Adam Gase's doghouse at some point this year. Ajayi showed nothing in his season debut against the Patriots last week, plodding his way to 14 yards on five carries while committing a costly fumble. Even with Arian Foster (groin) on the shelf, it doesn't look like he'll have much of a role. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:53 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    5.78 (197th)
     
  • Shocker: Rashad Jennings (thumb) will sit
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Rashad Jennings (thumb) is expected to miss Sunday's Week 3 game against the Redskins.

    Advice: It's a stunner as Jennings attended practice throughout the week and never looked to be in serious danger of missing Week 3. His thumb injury is obviously more severe than the Giants were letting on. He's week to week. It's unclear how the backfield will shape up in his absence, though Shane Vereen logged 17 touches with Jennings ailing against the Saints in Week 2. Vereen is suddenly a strong RB2 play in PPR leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:11 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (57th)
     
  • RapSheet: Dolphins will start Kenyan Drake
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Dolphins are "treating Kenyan Drake as the starter today" in the absence of Arian Foster (groin).

    Advice: RapSheet does acknowledge the Dolphins will "mix in other runners" against the Browns. Jay Ajayi is understandably in coach Adam Gase's doghouse due to his total ineffectiveness and last week's lost fumble against the Patriots. The Dolphins used a third-round pick on Drake and want him to succeed. RapSheet reports Damien Williams and Isaiah Pead "missed a meeting" prior to the Dolphins-Pats game, which is why they were both inactive. We'd expect at least one of Williams and Pead to play against the Browns. Even against the Browns, Drake is a low-floor flex option in season-long leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:01 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.71 (170th)
     
  • Schefter: Brandon Marshall to have snap count
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Brandon Marshall (knee/foot) is expected to play at Kansas City, but he will be on a snap count.

    Advice: Schefter also tweeted something about the weather in Kansas City being "bad," although Weather.com has Arrowhead experiencing a 0-15 percent chance of rain with mild winds (8-10 MPH) and temperatures in the 70s during Sunday's game. We're not concerned about the weather at all. The snap-count concern should downgrade Marshall from a WR1 to a WR2/3, but snap counts do have a tendency to be thrown to the wind if a player starts hot. Schefter reported Marshall's knee "felt much better" on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:54 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.84 (82nd)
     
  • Sammy Watkins (foot) to be inactive vs. ARZ
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Sammy Watkins (foot) will not play Sunday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Watkins tweeted something Saturday night suggesting he was planning on playing, but it sounds like he failed to receive medical clearance. Schefter reports the Bills will turn to one-trick speedster Marquise Goodwin opposite Robert Woods. Losing Watkins is a huge downgrade to Tyrod Taylor's outlook in an already-tough matchup. Watkins can only be considered week to week. Battling a recurring foot injury, he'll likely be week to week for the rest of the year. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:51 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.88 (79th)
     
  • Brandon Marshall expected to play Sunday
    ESPN New York expects Brandon Marshall (questionable, knee/foot) to play Sunday.

    Advice: Marshall only got in one limited practice, but the missed reps aren't a huge concern to his Week 3 status. Marshall clearly isn't fully healthy despite playing through his knee injury last week and remains a game-time decision. He's trending toward being active. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:27 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.84 (82nd)
     
  • Tweet from Watkins indicates he plans to play
    A Saturday night tweet from Sammy Watkins (foot, questionable) indicated he plans to play Sunday against Arizona.

    Advice: The tweet -- linked below -- reads, "Ready to go out there and compete at the highest level." CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported earlier in the day the Bills were "still holding out some hope" Watkins would give it a go against the Cardinals, despite Rex Ryan's Friday statement that chances were "not real good" Watkins would be able to play. If Watkins does play, he'll be a low-floor WR3 option against Patrick Peterson. The Bills' offense matches up poorly with the Cardinals' defense, which can shut down No. 1 receivers and the running game. Buffalo doesn't have much beyond that. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:58 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.88 (79th)
     
  • Bills 'holding out hope' for Sammy Watkins
    CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Bills are "still holding out some hope" Sammy Watkins (questionable, foot) can play Sunday.

    Advice: It's not much of an update. Watkins will go through pre-game warmups, but all signs continue to point to him sitting out. Marquise Goodwin will start in base sets if Watkins doesn't play, with Charles Clay the favorite to lead Buffalo in targets. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:21 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.88 (79th)
     
  • Giants confident Jennings can play with cast
    Giants OC Mike Sullivan said the team is confident Rashad Jennings (questionable) can adjust to the cast on his injured thumb.

    Advice: "It’s something that’s not natural. He’s used to doing that without the cast," Sullivan said. "It’s definitely an adjustment that we have great confidence he’ll be able to make." Coach Ben McAdoo also said he is "comfortable" with his No. 1 back. It seems clear Jennings is going to play, but he could see limited touches after playing fewer snaps than Shane Vereen last week. Even in a good matchup, he is more of a FLEX play this week. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:53 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (57th)
     
  • Marshall says he is 'not where I want to be'
    Brandon Marshall (knee, foot, questionable) said he is "not where I want to be" in his recovery.

    Advice: Marshall was able to get in a limited practice Friday, but he did not sound like a player confident about playing. "You want to be an asset to the team, not a liability. But I will do everything I can to be out there, and it will be coach’s decision," Marshall said. "The good thing is there’s still time." Marshall is shaping up as a true game-time decision in an afternoon kick. Owners need to have a backup plan in place. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:34 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.84 (82nd)
     
  • Eric Ebron returns to full practice
    Eric Ebron (back, questionable) returned to a full practice on Friday.

    Advice: Despite the Q tag, Ebron will be out there against the Packers this week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:04 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.45 (181st)
     
  • Update: Rashad Jennings listed questionable
    The Giants updated their injury report to show that Rashad Jennings (thumb) is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Redskins.

    Advice: He was originally not listed on the injury report. Per NJ.com's Jordan Raanan, the "expectation remains he'll play with small cast on his left thumb." Jennings' passing-game and ball-carrying usage could be limited by the injury. Particularly after Jennings flopped in a best-case matchup versus New Orleans last week, we'd have a hard time trusting him an RB2 against Washington. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:42 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (57th)
     
  • Gase declines to name starter for Week 3
    Dolphins coach Adam Gase said he has not "narrowed down" who will start at running back against the Browns in Week 3.

    Advice: Obviously it won't be Arian Foster, who has already been ruled out with a groin injury. We're guessing Jay Ajayi will get the nod, though he might share work with third-round rookie Kenyan Drake. For what it's worth, Ajayi out-touched Drake 9-4 against New England in Week 2. Ajayi is the better fantasy play and should be considered an RB3 in a plus matchup against Cleveland. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:08 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    5.78 (197th)
     
  • J-Stew (hamstring) officially out for Week 3
    Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) is officially out for Week 3 against the Vikings.

    Advice: Coach Ron Rivera said he expects Stewart to miss about 2-3 weeks. Cameron Artis-Payne will serve as the starter during his absence, though Fozzy Whittaker and Mike Tolbert are also expected to have roles. Artis-Payne will be little more than an RB3/4 against the Vikings' stout run defense. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:13 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (599th)
     
  • B-Marsh practices Friday, listed questionable
    Brandon Marshall (knee, foot) got in a limited practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Chiefs.

    Advice: After sitting Wednesday and Thursday, Friday's return bodes well for Marshall's chances of playing Sunday, though the Jets are still calling him a game-time decision. We'll have to keep an eye on him Sunday morning, but the Jets-Chiefs do have a late kickoff at 4:25 PM ET. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:05 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.84 (82nd)
     
  • Chances 'not real good' Sammy Watkins plays
    Coach Rex Ryan admitted chances are "not real good" that Sammy Watkins (foot, questionable) plays Week 3 against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Despite having 10 days between games, Watkins isn't ready to play. He missed every practice this week after getting his surgically-repaired foot stepped on in a walkthrough earlier this week. He's officially questionable and will be a game-time decision. If he sits, the Cardinals D/ST will be an elite play. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:16 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.88 (79th)
     
  • Ebron (back) returns to Thursday's practice
    Eric Ebron (back) returned to practice on Thursday.

    Advice: He was officially "limited." Ebron missed Wednesday's session but it was probably just a maintenance day. He'll be a firm TE1 against Green Bay in Week 3. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:41 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.45 (181st)
     
  • Brandon Marshall not practicing Thursday
    Brandon Marshall (knee, foot) is not practicing Thursday.

    Advice: He did not have a helmet at the start of practice, indicating he will sit out another session. Marshall has said he will "need all the way up until pregame warmup" to see if he is ready, but he is trending in the wrong direction. He needs to get in at least some practice Friday to have a reasonable shot to play against the Chiefs. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:12 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.84 (82nd)
     
  • Eric Ebron (back) held out on Wednesday
    Eric Ebron (back) didn't practice Wednesday.

    Advice: The missed practice isn't a good sign, but Ebron played 71-of-74 snaps last week. It's possible the Lions are getting him some rest. Ebron is a TE1 for Sunday's matchup with the Packers. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:49 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.45 (181st)
     
  • Fins could use full-blown RBBC without Foster
    Coach Adam Gase suggested the Dolphins could use a full-blown running back by committee with Arian Foster (groin) likely out Week 3 against the Browns.

    Advice: Gase added that practice this week will determine who gets the start. With Foster expected to sit, the Dolphins are left with Jay Ajayi, Kenyan Drake, Damien Williams, and Isaiah Pead. Gase went on to talk about each back's strengths on Wednesday. It's conceivable it could be a straight-up rotational backfield and hot-hand approach. Through two games, the Dolphins have the third-fewest rushing attempts as a team. This is simply a situation to avoid. Ryan Tannehill and the receivers are far more attractive fantasy options Week 3. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:03 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    5.78 (197th)
     
  • Ron Rivera says Stewart could miss 2-4 weeks
    Coach Ron Rivera said Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) could be out "two weeks, three weeks, four weeks."

    Advice: This sounds like a classic coach answer. Rivera is simply being facetious with his answer and not trying to tell the whole truth. Stewart has long been a slow healer, however, and hamstring issues in running backs and receiver can linger. Stewart seems pretty certain to miss multiple games. In his absence, OC Mike Shula said the Panthers will use a committee in the backfield. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:46 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (599th)
     
  • Rivera says J-Stew will miss 'week or two'
    Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) will miss "at least a week or two."

    Advice: Stewart had an MRI Monday morning, but the results are not yet known. Either way, Stewart not going to play against the Vikings, and he could end up missing multiple weeks. Fozzy Whittaker put up 100 yards Sunday with Stewart sidelined, but Cameron Artis-Payne should have a role as well despite being inactive the first two weeks. Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 9:58 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (599th)
     
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