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  • Russell Wilson (knee) practicing in full
    Russell Wilson (knee) is practicing in full for Week 4.

    Advice: This was expected, but confirms that Wilson will play this week. Wilson is dealing with a sprained MCL and will wear a knee brace against the Jets. He's more of a low-end QB1 at less than 100 percent. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:17 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    19.29 (11th)
     
  • Andrew Luck (shoulder) limited Wednesday
    Andrew Luck (shoulder) was limited Wednesday.

    Advice: Luck's shoulder was a non-issue in Sunday's win over Chargers. It's possible he'll be limited all week, but the Colts are just managing his reps. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:00 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    22.71 (2nd)
     
  • Russell Wilson remains likely to play at Jets
    Coach Pete Carroll said he "would be surprised" if Russell Wilson (knee) doesn't play Week 4 against the Jets.

    Advice: Wilson is "pretty determined" to play through the sprained MCL and has been waking up in the middle of the night for treatment this week. A live-in specialist has been staying at his home. He'll be a low-end QB1 at less than 100 percent, on the road for a 1 PM ET start, and against a tough front four.Daily Slant: The Jets are very stout against the run - they allowed the 3rd fewest FPPG to RBs last year and have allowed the third-fewest YPG to opposing backfields this year - yet aren't quite as strong against the pass. Wilson would be an elite GPP play if he was fully healthy, and while most of the field won't want to take the risk, Wilson is still a fine GPP target in large-field tournaments.This is a situation to avoid in cash games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:48 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    19.29 (11th)
     
  • Jay Cutler (thumb) limited on Wednesday
    Jay Cutler (thumb) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Coach John Fox has continued to label Cutler as day to day. We're unlikely to get a legitimate update on Cutler before the end of the week. The tentative expectation is that Brian Hoyer will get another start against the Lions. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:30 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1078th)
     
  • Chip Kelly still 'real confident' in Gabbert
    Coach Chip Kelly said he remains "real confident" in Blaine Gabbert as the starter.

    Advice: Gabbert is completing just 55.2 percent of his passes at 5.5 yards per attempt with a 3:3 TD:INT ratio. He simply isn't getting it done, as the 49ers have been rocked in two-straight games. Kelly said Colin Kaepernick will continue to be the No. 2 until he gets his body (gains weight) back to its 2013 form. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:51 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    15.83 (31st)
     
  • Brissett (thumb) practices Wednesday
    Jacoby Brissett (thumb) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: He and Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) split the first-team reps, and both threw passes. Expect the Patriots to try and get Garoppolo ready for the Bills. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:28 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (604th)
     
  • Garoppolo, Brissett both practice Wednesday
    Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) and Jacoby Brissett (thumb) were both limited participants at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Garoppolo reportedly is "still in pain and doesn't yet have full mobility" in his throwing shoulder, but he didn't look any worse for the wear while throwing at Wednesday's practice. He and Brissett split the first-team reps. Don't expect gamesman coach Bill Belichick to name a starter until the end of the week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:26 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (17th)
     
  • Kaepernick admits his weight loss is an issue
    Colin Kaepernick finally admitted that his loss of weight has become an issue.

    Advice: The 49ers haven't said how much Kaepernick weighs, but they admit he's not at his listed 225 pounds. And probably isn't close to it. Kap became a vegan last season, and his weight noticeably started to tumble. He has a plan to gain it back: "Eat food. And a lot of it." His fragile build is likely contributing to coach Chip Kelly not putting Kaepernick on the field. "To get the full Kap for what you need -- the potential that he has," Kelly said, "he needs to continue to just work on the physical aspect of things." Kelly has long been big on physical stature. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:17 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    1.31 (321st)
     
  • Garoppolo 'doesn't yet have mobility' in arm
    CSN New England's Mike Giardi reports Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) is "still in pain and doesn't yet have full mobility in his throwing shoulder."

    Advice: There have been reports Garoppolo has made steady progress, and the Patriots are "hopeful" he'll play Week 4 against the Bills, but it doesn't sound like he's anywhere near 100 percent. Meanwhile, rookie Jacoby Brissett (thumb) replied "oh yeah" when asked if he's feeling in tip-top shape. If the Patriots were to play today, Brissett would likely be the one under center. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:03 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (17th)
     
  • Falcons not worried about Ryan's status
    Falcons coach Dan Quinn confirms Matt Ryan (thumb) will be fine for Sunday's game against the Panthers.

    Advice: Ryan could have his practice reps scaled back a bit this week, but his status is not in doubt. Ryan will be more of a QB2 than QB1 against Carolina's still-elite defense. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:28 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    17.54 (21st)
     
  • Jacoby Brissett practices Tuesday
    Patriots QB Jacoby Brissett (thumb) practiced Tuesday.

    Advice: As did Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder). The early signs suggest Garoppolo will start against the Bills, but Brissett wasn't spotted wearing a brace. It sounds like he'll be ready if Garoppolo misses his second straight start. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:46 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (604th)
     
  • Pats 'hopeful' Garoppolo will be ready for Week 4
    ESPN's Ed Werder reports the Patriots are "hopeful" Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) and Jacoby Brissett (thumb) will both be available for Week 4 against the Bills.

    Advice: Garoppolo almost played against Houston last week and has reportedly made steady progress in his recovery from a sprained AC joint. Meanwhile Brissett wasn't wearing any protective covering on his sprained thumb during the Patriots' media availability on Tuesday. The Pats only need to cobble together one more week of Garoppolo and Brissett before Tom Brady makes his return in Week 5. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:30 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (17th)
     
  • Matt Ryan not worried about thumb injury
    Matt Ryan said his thumb is "fine."

    Advice: Ryan appeared to suffer a thumb injury on his non-throwing hand against the Saints Monday night. He did not miss any snaps, but he did play the rest of the game with a glove on his left hand. "I took a hit on it in the game, but I'm fine," Ryan said. "Put a glove on just to make sure I'd get a good grip afterwards. But I'm fine. I feel pretty good." He should be good to go for a tough matchup with the Panthers this week. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:52 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    17.54 (21st)
     
  • Report: Gabbert better than Kap in practice
    Sporting News' Alex Marvez reports the 49ers are sticking with Blaine Gabbert in part because he is better in practice than Colin Kaepernick.

    Advice: Coach Chip Kelly insinuated Kaepernick could be given a shot to start when he is "100 percent." He was almost certainly talking about health, but Kaepernick could also still be behind with the playbook after sitting out most of the offseason. Neither of these quarterbacks is the answer, but the 49ers should at least give Kap a shot before the end of the season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:24 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    1.31 (321st)
     
  • Brees throws for 376 yards, 3 TDs in MNF loss
    Drew Brees completed 36-of-54 passes for 376 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in the Saints' 45-32, Week 3 loss to the Falcons on Monday night.

    Advice: Unfortunately for the Saints, their defense couldn't stop the Falcons' offense, and Brees had to fire off 54 attempts playing catch-up all night. Brees had a couple passes batted down at the line of scrimmage in the first half, and his streak of 305 pass attempts without an interception ended early in the fourth quarter on a back-breaking 90-yard pick-six as the Falcons defense knew the quick slant was coming from the 10-yard line. Still, Brees found Coby Fleener (two yards), Mark Ingram (five yards), and Michael Thomas (three yards) for short scores. Brees returns to San Diego in Week 4 and will again be a strong QB1 play, even outdoors on the road. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:01 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    21.31 (3rd)
     
  • Falcons, Ryan hang 45 points on absent Saints
    Matt Ryan completed 20-of-30 passes for 240 yards and two touchdowns in the Falcons' 45-32, Week 3 win over the Saints on Monday night.

    Advice: The Saints could have pulled 11 fans from the Superdome stands to play defense as good -- er, bad -- as the 11-man group they used Monday night. Granted, New Orleans has already lost half its starting defense to injury, but this was a totally pathetic effort. The Falcons hung the 45 points and 442 total yards of offense all with Julio Jones contributing just one 16-yard catch and Mohamed Sanu leaving before halftime with a shoulder injury. Ryan hooked up with Devonta Freeman on his first touchdown from 13 yards away and then hit Justin Hardy for a short score on a shovel pass. Ryan has been an elite QB1 through three weeks, but gets a tough test with the Panthers coming to town Week 4. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:34 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    17.54 (21st)
     
  • SEA expects Wilson to practice & play Week 4
    Coach Pete Carroll said Russell Wilson (knee) is doing "remarkably well," and he expects him to practice Wednesday and play Week 4 against the Jets.

    Advice: "We feel like he's gonna be fine," Carroll said. Carroll has always seen things better than they may truly be, but all indications are Wilson will be able to go next Sunday. If he's seriously dealing with a sprained MCL, expect the Seahawks to take it easy on Wilson during the practice week. Wilson will be a borderline QB1/2 at less than 100 percent against the Jets' feared front four. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:14 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    19.29 (11th)
     
  • John Fox: Jay Cutler (thumb) is 'day to day'
    Speaking Monday, coach John Fox called Jay Cutler (thumb) "day to day" ahead of the Bears' Week 4 date with the Lions.

    Advice: Fox is averse to giving legitimate injury updates, but Cutler was reportedly politicking to play last week and might have a chance to return sooner rather than later. We'll be monitoring his situation throughout the week. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:04 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1078th)
     
  • Kelly hints Kap could start at full health
    Speaking Monday, 49ers coach Chip Kelly hinted Colin Kaepernick could become the team's starter once he's back to full health.

    Advice: "I don’t think he’s 100 percent right now so that’s why he’s our No. 2," Kelly said. Kelly hinted change could come once Kap is "full-go." Blaine Gabbert has predictably been setting the quarterback position back decades as Kelly's starter. He's averaging 177 passing yards and has four total touchdowns. His rate stats are abysmal. Kap's game was in full-on collapse last season, but he deserves a shot to be a dual-threat in Kelly's run-heavy offense. It's starting to look like a matter of when, not if, Kap gets a chance to supplant Gabbert. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:13 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    1.31 (321st)
     
  • Hue Jax confirms Kessler will keep starting
    Browns coach Hue Jackson confirmed Cody Kessler will remain the team's starter going forward.

    Advice: It's not surprising, as Kessler doesn't have any legitimate competition. Kessler lost Week 3 snaps to Terrelle Pryor, but Pryor has proven he's not a viable starter. He's a gadget player who will be mixed in for certain plays and packages. Kessler was surprisingly competent against the Dolphins, but is going to struggle for QB2 value most weeks. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:58 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    15.35 (32nd)
     
  • Pete Carroll confirms Wilson has MCL sprain
    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed Russell Wilson has an MCL sprain.

    Advice: Carroll said Wilson "feels great" and is recovering well, but he will wear a brace if he plays this week. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday night Wilson expected to play this week against the Jets, and the confirmation of a sprain suggests that is still the plan. Still, Wilson's mobility was hindered even before this injury, and he has not proven to be a quality fantasy asset while hurt. He will be difficult to trust even in a good matchup. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:39 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    19.29 (11th)
     
  • PFT: No concerns about Cam Newton's ankle
    Pro Football Talk reports Cam Newton (ankle) "feels good" and is "ready to go."

    Advice: Newton appeared to tweak his ankle in the Week 3 loss to the Vikings, but it does not look like it will be a concern moving forward. The real concern is the number of hits Newton has taken through three weeks behind a shaky offensive line, but the unit should have a much better day with the inept Falcons' pass rush next up on the schedule. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:37 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    23.56 (1st)
     
  • Dak throws for 248 yards, 2 total TDs on SNF
    Dak Prescott completed 19-of-24 passes for 248 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 3 win over Chicago.

    Advice: It’s another strong game from Prescott, who threw his first touchdown pass to Dez Bryant in the fourth quarter. Prescott also had 36 yards rushing and scored a one-yard sneak on the opening drive. With Bryant playing though a knee injury, he was forced to spread it around to Cole Beasley and Terrance Williams. Prescott still doesn’t have any turnovers through three games. He’s one of the top streaming options for Week 4 against the 49ers. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:58 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.90 (15th)
     
  • Hoyer throws for 317 yards, 2 TDs
    Brian Hoyer completed 30-of-48 passes for 317 yards and two touchdowns in Week 3 against Dallas.

    Advice: Hoyer struggled to move the offense, but managed to pad his stats with two touchdowns to TE Zach Miller. All of his yards came on checks downs and screen passes after Chicago abandoned the run in the second half. With Jay Cutler close returning, Hoyer isn't a lock to start next week. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:45 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.19 (18th)
     
  • Report: Russell Wilson expects to play Week 4
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Russell Wilson (knee, ankle) is "expecting to play" Week 4 against the Jets.

    Advice: Wilson is really banged up -- battling a high-ankle sprain in his right leg and a reported sprained MCL in his left -- but early word is he's going to give it a go next Sunday. It's obviously way early to assume these things, and we should know more after his MRI on Monday. Consider him day to day for now. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:28 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    19.29 (11th)
     
  • Luck throws for 331 yards, TD, INT in victory
    Andrew Luck completed 24-of-37 passes for 331 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Colts' Week 3 win over the Chargers.

    Advice: Luck -- and the Colts offense as a whole -- was dreadful for much of the day, but he found T.Y. Hilton for a 63-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter with the Colts trailing 22-20. Luck could have had a more productive afternoon, but Dwayne Allen dropped a six-yard score early in the first quarter. His interception was a terrible sideline shot that set the Chargers up at Indy's six-yard line. Luck's shoulder "injury" was a non-issue, as he uncorked 37 attempts. Luck will look to rebound across the pond next week against the Jaguars in London. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:56 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    22.71 (2nd)
     
  • Seahawks believe Wilson has a sprained MCL
    MMQB's Albert Breer reports the Seahawks believe Russell Wilson has a sprained MCL in his left knee.

    Advice: It's perhaps more notable that both coach Pete Carroll and Wilson himself expressed confidence after Sunday's win that Wilson will be able to play in Week 4 against the Jets. NBC's Mike Florio reported Wilson will undergo an MRI on Sunday night to determine the full extent of the damage. Wilson insisted he "doesn't think the knee injury is as serious as it looked." Wilson is also dealing with a high ankle sprain on his right leg. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:51 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    19.29 (11th)
     
  • Carroll confirms knee sprain for Russ Wilson
    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed after Sunday's win that Russell Wilson has a sprained knee.

    Advice: The left leg injury originally appeared to be to Wilson's ankle, but it turned out to be to Wilson's knee, on which a brace was placed by trainers on the sideline. The fact that Wilson kept his helmet on and was lobbying to reenter on Sunday suggests he fully intends to play in Week 4 against the Jets. "Most likely he's going to be fine," coach Pete Carroll conceded. "Because that's just how he operates." On the off chance Wilson can't get clearance, UDFA Trevone Boykin would make the start. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:35 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    19.29 (11th)
     
  • Gabbert continues to struggle in defeat
    Blaine Gabbert completed 14-of-25 passes for 119 yards and an interception in the 49ers' Week 3 loss to Seattle.

    Advice: He added 22 yards on five scrambles. After the performance, Chip Kelly continued to insist that he never considered inserting Colin Kaepernick. The 49ers simply do not have a passing game with Gabbert under center, and they seem content to get their grills pushed in by opponents before piling up rushing stats late in blowout losses. In Week 4, Gabbert will be a low-end two-quarterback-league option against the Cowboys. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:21 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    15.83 (31st)
     
  • Russell Wilson leaves game with injured leg
    Russell Wilson exited Sunday's Week 3 game against the 49ers with a left ankle or knee injury.

    Advice: Wilson came into the game battling a high ankle sprain to his right leg. On a third-quarter play, Wilson appeared to injure his left knee and/or ankle and was fitted for a brace by trainers on the sideline. Trevone Boykin has entered. We did notice Wilson standing on the sideline with his helmet still on, but it would be silly for the Seahawks to let him back in up 27-3. FOX's Pam Oliver later reported Wilson's day is "done." Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:14 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    19.29 (11th)
     
  • Kessler nearly leads Browns to Week 3 win
    Cody Kessler completed 21-of-33 passes for 244 yards in Cleveland's Week 3 loss to Miami.

    Advice: He didn't have any touchdowns and lost a fumble. Kessler lost significant snaps to Terrelle Pryor, who had four carries and five pass attempts. He did enough to get the Browns a win, but they missed a game-winning field goal late in the fourth quarter. With Josh McCown out 2-4 weeks, Kessler will make at least one more start. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:00 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    15.35 (32nd)
     
  • Sam Bradford tosses score vs. Panthers
    Sam Bradford completed 18-of-28 passes for 171 yards and a touchdown in Minnesota's 22-10, Week 3 win over the Panthers.

    Advice: Bradford had a laughably bad first half, completing 4-of-11 throws for 26 yards. He was immediately crisper in the second, working his connection with Kyle Rudolph for a touchdown on Minnesota's opening possession. The Vikings didn't look back, with Bradford appearing infinitely more comfortable behind Minnesota's ramshackle offensive line. Mr. Nine Lives Bradford will be a mid-range QB2 against the Giants on Monday Night Football in Week 4. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:48 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    16.05 (29th)
     
  • Dalton struggles against Broncos defense
    Andy Dalton completed 21-of-31 passes for 206 yards and one interception in the Bengals' Week 3 loss to the Broncos.

    Advice: He saved his fantasy day from being a true clunker with 40 rushing yards on six scrambles. Dalton took four sacks against a swarming Denver defense and has managed just two touchdown passes through the Bengals' first three games. The lack of weapons behind A.J. Green in Cincinnati are a big concern for Dalton's fantasy outlook. He'll still be worth streamer consideration when the Bengals host a weak Dolphins pass defense on Thursday night in Week 4. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:48 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    20.29 (8th)
     
  • Cam Newton beaten to a pulp by Vikes' defense
    Cam Newton completed 21-of-35 passes for 262 yards, zero touchdowns and three interceptions in Carolina's 22-10, Week 3 loss to the Vikings, adding 7/26/1 as a rusher.

    Advice: Newton got beaten to a pulp by Minnesota's swarming defense, taking eight sacks and tweaking his ankle. Time and again, the Vikings' pass rush was in Newton's face before he had time to so much as blink. On one of the only throws where Newton had time, he took a coverage sack in the end zone, resulting in a safety. His first quarter rushing score on a leisurely play fake was his only saving grace. Newton will have a much better day in Week 4 against the Falcons' shaky defense. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:45 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    23.56 (1st)
     
  • Andrew Luck, T.Y. Hilton both active vs. SD
    Andrew Luck (shoulder) is active for Week 3 against the Chargers.

    Advice: As expected. Despite being listed questionable, Luck was never in doubt. T.Y. Hilton (knee) is also active and starting. Inactive for the Colts are WR Donte Moncrief (shoulder blade), CB Darius Butler, CB Patrick Robinson, OT Le'Raven Clark, OG Denzelle Good, WR Devin Street, and NT T.Y. McGill. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:05 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    22.71 (2nd)
     
  • Schefter: Jimmy Garoppolo 'making progress'
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) is "definitely making progress" and there is hope he can be ready for Week 4.

    Advice: Schefter reported earlier this week Garoppolo had "a chance" to be active, so this sounds like better news. Schefter also said the Patriots do not believe Jacoby Brissett's thumb injury is serious. It is starting to look like New England could have both quarterbacks next week against the Bills. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:29 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (17th)
     
  • A. Luck (shoulder) is fully expected to start
    CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora confirms Andrew Luck (shoulder) "is starting" Sunday against San Diego.

    Advice: Luck's practice reps were limited during the week and he was listed as questionable, but there was never any concern about his availability among beat reporters. Some parts of the DFS community got worried when the Colts-Chargers game was pulled off the board at a few Vegas sportsbooks on Wednesday, but it is up at every meaningful sportsbook at the moment. There is some concern about Luck's sore shoulder, but he will be starting Sunday versus San Diego. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:07 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    22.71 (2nd)
     
  • Update: Brissett (thumb) won't need surgery
    ESPN's Dianna Russini reports that Jacoby Brissett only suffered a sprained thumb and will not require surgery.

    Advice: Russini added that Brissett is "going to be fine." The Twittersphere was panicking after his initial diagnosis but now there's growing optimism that Brissett will be available for next week's game against Buffalo. The Patriots may not even need him with Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) on the mend. Tom Brady (suspension) returns in Week 5. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:27 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (604th)
     
  • Pats think Garoppolo could return in Week 4
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Patriots believe Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) "has a chance" to be ready in Week 4 against the Bills.

    Advice: Schefter concedes it's "too early to say for sure," but Garoppolo will be under center if he's able, particularly following Jacoby Brissett's thumb injury. Tom Brady has one more game on suspension, then will return in Week 5. As of Thursday, however, Garoppolo was still in a "tremendous amount of pain" due to his throwing-arm injury. The Pats will sign a veteran quarterback this week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:27 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (17th)
     
  • Rapsheet: Brissett's thumb injury not serious
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Jacoby Brissett thumb injury isn't considered serious.

    Advice: Brissett tore a ligament in his right (throwing) thumb Thursday night against Houston but it doesn't sound like he'll miss much time. The Patriots have nine days to figure out their quarterback situation for Week 4 against Buffalo. Brissett and Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) could both be back by then. Tom Brady will return from suspension against the Browns in Week 5. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:04 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (604th)
     
  • Report: Jacoby Brissett needs thumb surgery
    WEEI Boston's Mike Petraglia reports Jacoby Brissett will need thumb surgery after injuring the finger in Thursday night's win.

    Advice: It's a torn right (throwing) thumb ligament, which Brissett apparently suffered in the second half against the Texans but played through. We have no idea whom the Patriots are going to start at quarterback in Week 4 against the Bills. They have nine days to figure it out. Tom Brady has one more game to serve on suspension, while Jimmy Garoppolo is battling a painful shoulder injury. Julian Edelman has been working as the Patriots' emergency quarterback. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:28 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (604th)
     
  • Jay Cutler (thumb) listed as doubtful for SNF
    Jay Cutler (thumb) is doubtful for Week 3 against the Cowboys.

    Advice: Cutler hasn't practiced since spraining his thumb on Monday Night Football and isn't going to play this week. His status is also in doubt for Week 4 against the Lions. The Bears will roll with journeyman Brian Hoyer at Jerry's World on Sunday Night Football. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:28 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1078th)
     
  • Andre Luck fine for Week 3 against Bolts
    Andrew Luck (questionable, shoulder) will play Week 3 against the Chargers.

    Advice: There was never any doubt, even after Luck sat out practice Wednesday. Coach Chuck Pagano said the team is simply going to manage his reps this season. Luck is a top-end QB1 in a plus spot at home. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:54 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    22.71 (2nd)
     
  • Brissett does just enough as Pats rout Texans
    Jacoby Brissett completed 11-of-19 passes for 103 yards in New England's 27-0, Week 3 win over the Texans, adding eight carries for 48 yards and a touchdown.

    Advice: Making an emergency start on three days' rest, Brissett wasn't asked to do much, but set the tone with a 27-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Brissett briskly faked a handoff and was off to the races. He undressed Andre Hal on his way to the house. Brissett avoided mistakes, and had surprising command of the offense. More than once, he hurried the team to the line, a la Tom Brady. Teams can't win often with this kind of keep-it-hidden performance, but Brissett won't have to do much more in Week 4 against the Bills if Jimmy Garoppolo remains sidelined. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:32 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (604th)
     
  • Jimmy Garoppolo officially inactive for TNF
    Patriots declared QB Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) inactive for Week 3 vs. the Texans.

    Advice: This was obvious from the get go, but the Pats really committed to the injury report shenanigans. Garoppolo's arm was dangling at his side Sunday. He was never going to be ready to go 96 hours later. Third-round rookie Jacoby Brissett will get the start, and is nothing more than a thoughts-and-prayers dart throw for DFS purposes. Also inactive for the Pats are RB D.J. Foster, LB Dont'a Hightower, OG Jonathan Cooper, OT LaAdrian Waddle, CB Eric Rowe and TE AJ Derby. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:03 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (17th)
     
  • Andrew Luck (shoulder) limited on Thursday
    Andrew Luck (shoulder) returned to Colts practice Thursday, getting in a "limited" session.

    Advice: The Colts' handling of Luck has been raising more questions than answers, but there's zero doubt about his Week 3 status. Luck is ready to go for a plus matchup with the Chargers in what figures to be a high-scoring game. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:10 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    22.71 (2nd)
     
  • Wilson says he's 'definitely feeling better'
    Russell Wilson (ankle) said he's "definitely feeling better" this week.

    Advice: Wilson admitted last week's game against the Rams was "a battle." He's been playing through a high-ankle sprain, which is no small task. Wilson has practiced fully this week and has a nice matchup against the lowly Niners in Week 3. He should be in for a bounce-back game. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:57 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    19.29 (11th)
     
  • Cutler 'politicking coaches' to play Week 3?
    CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports Jay Cutler (thumb) is "pushing to play" Sunday, and "politicking" the coaching staff.

    Advice: We don't doubt it, but it seems pretty clear that Cutler won't be ready for Sunday Night Football. Master strategist, in his mind, John Fox has yet to rule his quarterback out, but all signs suggest it will be Brian Hoyer under center against the Cowboys. Daily Slant: Even if Cutler is somehow able to play, the Bears offense has been a mess and it's not likely to improve at all if Brian Hoyer is under center. The Cowboys D/ST unit isn't a cash game play this week, but they are an interesting GPP punt for a few reasons. The Bears have scored on just 13% of their possessions this season, the lowest rate in the league, and they've also lead the league in sack rate allowed (12.1%) on their drop backs. Getting pressure on the QB is paramount for D/ST success, as it breeds turnovers. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:25 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1078th)
     
  • Jimmy Garoppolo not expected to dress for TNF
    Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) is not expected to dress for Thursday Night Football.

    Advice: The idea was farcical from the beginning. The Patriots simply wanted to keep the narrative going. Garoppolo is barely 96 hours removed from wracking his shoulder, and was having trouble lifting his arm as recently as Tuesday. Jacoby Brissett will start, and apparently be backed up by a wildcatting Julian Edelman. Thursday could be a wild ride in New England. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:22 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (17th)
     
  • Conflicting reports on Garoppolo's status
    ESPN's Mike Reiss reports Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder, doubtful) is not expected to be in uniform Thursday night.

    Advice: This directly conflicts a report from NFL Network's Courtney Fallon, who said Garoppolo was expected to back up starter Jacoby Brissett. As has been the case all week, no one really knows what is going on. Garoppolo's status will not be cemented until inactives are announced this evening. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:07 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (17th)
     
  • Report: Garoppolo will be active as backup QB
    NFL Network's Courtney Fallon reports Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder, doubtful) will suit up as a backup Thursday night.

    Advice: Garoppolo is reportedly still in "tremendous" pain and does not seem at all ready to play, but the Patriots will have him active in case of emergency. If something were to happen to starter Jacoby Brissett, it is still possible Julian Edelman would see snaps over Garoppolo. The Patriots are obviously hoping it does not come to that. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:56 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (17th)
     
  • Jimmy Garoppolo still in 'tremendous' pain
    The Boston Globe's Ben Volin reports Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder, doubtful) is "still in a tremendous amount of pain."

    Advice: The Patriots tried to make it seem like Garoppolo had a chance to play Thursday night after spraining his AC joint over the weekend, but that was never going to happen. CSN New England's Michael Giardi reported earlier in the week a 3-4 week timetable is "reasonable and fair." It is likely Garoppolo sits out next week as well. Third-round rookie Jacoby Brissett will get the start with Garoppolo out. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:44 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (17th)
     
  • Norv: Bradford has 'everything you look for'
    Vikings OC Norv Turner said Sam Bradford has "everything you look for in a quarterback."

    Advice: "I think he’s a great passer, and I think he makes great decisions," Turner said. "That combination is what you need in a good quarterback." Coming off one of the best games of his career just two weeks into his Vikings tenure, more might be expected of Bradford moving forward with Adrian Peterson (knee) on the shelf for likely the rest of the season. He has a tough trip to Carolina this weekend, but he could play his way into streaming consideration over the next couple games. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:27 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    16.05 (29th)
     
  • Russell Wilson (ankle) practicing in full
    Russell Wilson (ankle) is practicing fully this week.

    Advice: Coach Pete Carroll said Wilson is ahead of where he was at this point last week. Wilson has been playing through a high-ankle sprain. He has a plus matchup against the Niners in Week 3. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:05 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    19.29 (11th)
     
  • Andy Dalton (hip) practicing in full
    Andy Dalton (hip) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Dalton was hobbling around after Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh but his presence at practice suggests the injury isn't anything serious. He might be listed as questionable but Dalton is in no danger of missing Week 3. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:09 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    20.29 (8th)
     
  • Andrew Luck misses practice Wednesday
    Andrew Luck (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: The Colts have been monitoring his practice reps the first few weeks and likely will do so all season. He'll be fine for Sunday's showdown with the Chargers. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:59 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    22.71 (2nd)
     
  • Jay Cutler (thumb) expected to miss 2-3 weeks
    Jay Cutler's thumb injury is expected to cost him 2-3 weeks.

    Advice: This assumes the thumb heals normally. The Bears have been saying Cutler's right (throwing) thumb is only sprained, and called him day to day. He's clearly more week to week. Brian Hoyer will take over at quarterback with the Cowboys, Lions, Colts, and Jaguars next up on Chicago's schedule and needs to be added in two-QB leagues. Hoyer is a competent enough backup that Alshon Jeffery shouldn't be downgraded heavily. It's perhaps worth noting that Josh McCown outplayed Cutler when Cutler missed extensive time during the 2013 season with groin and hamstring injuries. Cutler has proven himself to be a bottom-tier NFL starter. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:25 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1078th)
     
  • Bears' Cutler day to day with sprained thumb
    Jay Cutler has been diagnosed with a sprained thumb, and is day to day.

    Advice: Cutler does not need surgery. Even by his standards, Cutler was monumentally ineffective playing through the issue on Monday, so he's probably going to be held out for Week 3. The Bears guard injury information like the lost scrolls of Babylon (not an actual thing), so he could end up a "game-time decision," or some other nonsense. The Bears are playing in the Sunday night game, meaning Cutler won't be worth waiting on in two-quarterback leagues. Owners of Bears skill players should proceed as if Brian Hoyer will be under center against the Cowboys. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:20 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1078th)
     
  • Bears expecting 'lengthy absence' for Cutler
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Bears "are preparing for a lengthy absence" for Jay Cutler (throwing thumb).

    Advice: The Chicago Sun-Times' Adam Jahns reported earlier Tuesday Cutler suffered ligament damage in his throwing thumb Week 1. He aggravated the injury Monday night. It is possible he is headed for surgery. Brian Hoyer will start with Cutler sidelined. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:55 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1078th)
     
  • Jay Cutler has ligament damage in right thumb
    The Chicago Sun-Times' Adam Jahns reports Jay Cutler has ligament damage in his right (throwing) thumb.

    Advice: Cutler reportedly first suffered the injury Week 1 against the Texans before aggravating the issue against the Eagles. Cutler is expected to be evaluated on Tuesday, and it is possible he is held out a couple weeks after a poor showing while injured Monday night. Brian Hoyer would start if Cutler is sidelined. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:12 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1078th)
     
  • Hoyer completes 9-of-12 passes in relief
    Brian Hoyer completed 9-of-12 passes for 78 yards in relief of Jay Cutler (hand) in the Bears' Week 2 loss to the Eagles.

    Advice: Cutler exited at the end of the third quarter after throwing a back-breaking interception deep in his own territory. Hoyer came on to complete his first nine passes, but once the offense got in the red zone, he wasn't able to put points on the board. If Cutler can't go Week 3 at Dallas, Hoyer will get the nod. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:59 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.19 (18th)
     
  • Jay Cutler leaves MNF with right hand injury
    Jay Cutler exited Monday night's Week 2 game against the Eagles with a right hand injury.

    Advice: Cutler appeared to injure his throwing hand while trying to step up and avoid a sack on the first possession of the third quarter. While climbing the pocket, he was hit and lost a fumble. Later in the third quarter, Cutler tossed a horrific interception to WLB Nigel Bradham deep in his own territory, setting the Eagles up at the two-yard line. Before leaving, Cutler completed 12-of-17 passes for 157 yards, no touchdowns, and the pick. Brian Hoyer is now in the game. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:44 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1078th)
     
  • Chip Kelly: I'm not yet considering QB change
    49ers coach Chip Kelly said Monday that he is not yet considering a quarterback change.

    Advice: He probably will eventually, but not quite yet. The 49ers are second to last in the NFL in both yards per play (4.4) and yards per pass attempt (5.8), ahead of only the Rams in those categories. That includes a 75-yard touchdown to Vance McDonald. "He's our starter. I've got a lot of confidence in Blaine," said Kelly. "We're not thinking or talking about not having Blaine in there. It's about everybody on offense playing better right now." Kelly's mind may change following a Week 3 trip to Seattle's CenturyLink Field. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:14 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    15.83 (31st)
     
  • Cody Kessler tabbed as Browns' Week 3 starter
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Browns third-round QB Cody Kessler will start Week 3 against the Dolphins.

    Advice: The Browns don't have much of a choice with Robert Griffin III (shoulder) likely out for the year and Josh McCown (shoulder) in no condition to play. Schefter reported just four days ago that Kessler was "not close to being ready to play," yet here he is, being thrown into the fire. Corey Coleman looks like the real deal but we're not holding out much hope for Kessler. It's going to be a long year in Cleveland. At least the Cavs start next month. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:18 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    15.35 (32nd)
     
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