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  • Pederson dumps praise on Wendell Smallwood
    Coach Doug Pederson had nothing but praise for rookie RB Wendell Smallwood's performance following the Week 3 win over the Steelers.

    Advice: "He's the same type of runner that we felt he was coming out of college and what we saw in preseason," said Pederson. "He's a big, powerful guy. He's a downhill guy. He's a one-cut runner. He did a great job for us." At the link below, Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski broke down a bunch of Smallwood's runs from the win, and his burst through the hole was incredible. He also showed great awareness to stay in bounds on a 3rd-and-7 run late in the fourth quarter to keep the clock moving. "To get the first down and stay in bounds as a rookie is tremendous," said Pederson. Smallwood missed much of training camp with a quad injury, but he looks poised to take on a big role in this backfield with Ryan Mathews again banged up and struggling to make plays. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:25 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (611th)
     
  • 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 admits 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 Today, 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 Graoppolo (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 Today, 7:03 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (17th)
     
  • Kendall Wright expected to make debut Week 4
    Kendall Wright (hamstring) is expected to practice fully this week and make his season debut Sunday against the Texans.

    Advice: Wright has been out since early August with the strained hamstring. He returned to limited practices two weeks ago, but now should have "no limitations." The Titans could really use Wright to help jumpstart their No. 24 passing offense. Rookie Tajae Sharpe has taken a step back on the outside, and veterans Harry Douglas and Andre Johnson are providing nothing. Wright should immediately take back over slot duties from Douglas and is worth watching in PPR leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:55 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    3.39 (265th)
     
  • Marshall to take Seferian-Jenkins under wing
    Brandon Marshall is planning to mentor newly-acquired Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

    Advice: "I've been talking to Austin for a week now, even before this even happened," Marshall said. "When I saw what he was going through I reached out to him. We've been talking for a while. He is a great talent. When I heard we claimed him I was like 'This is God sent.' If he needs me, I am there. I've already connected him with the right people in the city if he needs them. Guys need second chances. When you make a mistake, it doesn’t mean you are a bad person. You need people to believe in you, and sometimes a fresh start is a good start." Marshall had numerous off-field run-ins before he got to New York and Chicago, but he's cleaned up his act considerably and has become a voice for mental-health awareness. ASJ is still just 24 (on Thursday). Rotoworld.com Today, 6:41 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (981st)
     
  • Rams using Aaron Donald at DE
    Los Angeles used DT Aaron Donald at defensive end in their Week 3 win at Tampa Bay.

    Advice: Donald was on the field for 77 of Los Angeles' 90 defensive snaps in the victory and was credited with two tackles and two quarterback hits. "Just like playing D-tackle — just lined up different. But it was good, anything I have to do to make sure we come out on top," Donald said after the game. The Rams D/ST faces a tough road test at Arizona in Week 4, where the group will be a mid-tier fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:59 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.27 (151st)
     
  • Dion Sims gets in 'limited' practice
    Dolphins TE Dion Sims (ankle) remained "limited" on Tuesday.

    Advice: Sims is expected to be fine for Thursday's game against the Bengals. He has some TE2 appeal with Jordan Cameron (concussion) sidelined. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:17 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    5.57 (208th)
     
  • 49ers sign WR Keshawn Martin
    49ers signed WR/PR Keshawn Martin to a two-year contract.

    Advice: The 49ers have the league's most embarrassing receiver corps, but Martin's contributions should remain limited to special teams. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:18 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (810th)
     
  • 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 Yesterday, 9:30 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (17th)
     
  • Rogers (turf toe) 'very questionable' for Week 4
    Eli Rogers (toe) is wearing a boot on his left foot.

    Advice: Rogers injured himself about halfway through Sunday's loss to Philadelphia. Coach Mike Tomlin is calling him "very questionable" for Week 4 against Kansas City. That will be the Sunday night game this week. If Rogers can't go, Sammie Coates would start in three-wide sets along with Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:14 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.04 (246th)
     
  • Zimmer: Treadwell needs to practice better
    Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said first-round WR Laquon Treadwell needs "to do better in practice."

    Advice: "He's working, just biding his time until he gets an opportunity like how [Stefon] Diggs was last year," Zimmer continued. "I still think he's thinking about the number of steps to take on each route and things like that, being at the right depth." The Vikings have brought their rookies along slowly in recent years, but Treadwell is a different situation. Charles Johnson has offered nothing opposite Diggs, and the Vikings need more from their passing game if they are going to keep winning. Minnesota needs to get Treadwell involved soon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:56 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.53 (380th)
     
  • 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 Yesterday, 6:24 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    1.31 (321st)
     
  • Tommylee Lewis catches three balls in defeat
    Saints WR Tommylee Lewis caught 3-of-4 targets for 43 yards in the Week 3 loss to the Falcons.

    Advice: With Willie Snead (toe) inactive, UDFA Lewis played 11-of-82 snaps and also got one carry on a double-reverse that gained just one yard. Lewis is a tiny 5'7/168 rookie out of Northern Illinois who was recommended to the Saints by legendary coach Bill Parcells. He'll go back to the bench in Week 4. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:38 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.55 (376th)
     
  • Tim Hightower gets three carries in MNF loss
    Tim Hightower rushed three times for 19 yards in the Saints' Week 3 loss to the Falcons.

    Advice: Hightower got one series mostly to himself, but Mark Ingram otherwise dominated all the early-down work with 107 total yards and one score on 19 touches. Hightower will only come into play if Ingram gets hurt. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:36 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.67 (231st)
     
  • Justin Hardy catches short TD in Week 3 win
    Justin Hardy caught 2-of-2 targets for 26 yards and one touchdown in the Falcons' Week 3 win over the Saints on Monday night.

    Advice: Hardy and Taylor Gabriel rotated in behind Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu, but Sanu left at halftime with a shoulder injury, leaving more snaps for the Nos. 3 and 4 guys. Hardy's touchdown came on a shovel pass from four yards away. Even if Sanu sits Week 4, Hardy won't be a recommended play against the Panthers. The running backs and Julio Jones would dominate looks. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:25 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    2.87 (274th)
     
  • Jacob Tamme kept quiet in MNF victory
    Jacob Tamme caught 3-of-4 targets for 28 yards in the Falcons' Week 3 win over the Saints on Monday night.

    Advice: After seeing eight targets in each of the Falcons' first two games, Tamme was an afterthought on Monday night with the Falcons' running backs doing all the damage and Matt Ryan spreading the ball around to eight different targets. Tamme's lone missed target was an end-zone try that sailed incomplete. Tamme will be a borderline TE1/2 next week against the Panthers. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:17 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    5.99 (195th)
     
  • Rookie WR Michael Thomas goes 7-71-1 in loss
    Michael Thomas caught 7-of-11 targets for 71 yards and one touchdown in the Saints' Week 3 loss to the Falcons on Monday night.

    Advice: With Willie Snead (toe) inactive, Thomas played a full complement of snaps and got the start. His 11 targets tied for the team lead with Coby Fleener, who also broke out with a 7-109-1 line. Thomas was targeted on quick slant after quick slant after quick slant, and scored his touchdown on that route from three yards out. He was also the intended target on the same route on Drew Brees' back-breaking 90-yard pick-six in the fourth quarter. Thomas was Brees' featured player in the red zone, as he was also stopped at the two-yard line on one grab. Snead should be back for Week 4 against the Chargers, but Thomas has earned his role in three-wide sets. Treat him as an upside WR4. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:12 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    8.12 (124th)
     
  • Dion Sims listed as limited participant
    Dion Sims (ankle) was listed as a limited participant in the Dolphins' Monday practice.

    Advice: Sims played almost every snap in Miami's Week 3 loss to Cleveland after Jordan Cameron went out with an early-game concussion. Sims' ankle injury likely isn't severe. He will be on the streamer radar for Week 4 against the Bengals. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:36 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    5.57 (208th)
     
  • Jets claim Austin Seferian-Jenkins on waivers
    Jets claimed TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins off waivers from the Bucs.

    Advice: Jets OC Chan Gailey has a reputation for "not using tight ends," but he also has a reputation for maximizing talent, which Seferian-Jenkins obviously has in spades despite all of his issues off the field. Seferian-Jenkins was popped for DUI last week, leading to his release from the Bucs. Picking him up is an extremely low-risk, high-upside maneuver by Jets GM Mike Maccagnan. Assuming Seferian-Jenkins is intent on continuing his football career, he should be able to earn a role in the offense by the middle of next month. ASJ still lacks re-draft value, but he remains a hold in Dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:17 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (981st)
     
  • Zimmer on Treadwell: 'He's thinking too much'
    Coach Mike Zimmer said Monday that first-round pick Laquon Treadwell isn't playing because "he's still thinking too much."

    Advice: Treadwell was a healthy scratch in Week 3, even with Charles Johnson struggling mightily. Zimmer did praise Treadwell for having a "good attitude" while riding the bench. Current X receiver Johnson has just 20 receiving yards on ten targets through three games, and was held catch-less in Sunday's win over Carolina. It's only a matter of time before Treadwell supplants him. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:26 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.53 (380th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Smallwood unleashed in win over Pittsburgh
    Wendell Smallwood racked up 79 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries Sunday in the Eagles' Week 3 win over the Steelers.

    Advice: The Eagles’ No. 4 running back (according to their most recent depth chart) announced his presence with a big second half, gashing the Steelers for 64 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries after the intermission. Smallwood saw the vast majority of Philadelphia’s rushing work with Ryan Mathews sidelined for most of the game. It’s notable that Smallwood also got first dibs on goal-line carries with Darren Sproles limited to a receiving role and Kenjon Barner handling change-of-pace work. Obviously Philadelphia’s huge lead afforded Smallwood a longer leash but it will be interesting to see how the backfield duties shake out after the Eagles come off their bye week. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:20 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (611th)
     
  • Eli Rogers done for the day with toe injury
    Eli Rogers left the Steelers' Week 3 game against the Eagles with a toe injury and will not return.

    Advice: It's just been one of those days for the Steelers. Rogers is already the fourth player Pittsburgh has lost to injury today. He'll finish the afternoon with two catches for 32 yards on five targets. Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton and Sammie Coates will operate as the Steelers' top three wide receivers. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:25 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.04 (246th)
     
  • Kendall Wright not ready to make debut
    Kendall Wright (hamstring) is inactive for Week 3 against the Raiders.

    Advice: Rishard Matthews, Andre Johnson, and Harry Douglas will continue to rotate behind Tajae Sharpe. Wright hasn't been on the field much since August. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:36 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    3.39 (265th)
     
  • Laquon Treadwell healthy scratch vs. Panthers
    Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell is inactive for Week 3 vs. the Panthers.

    Advice: Treadwell played only two snaps in Week 2, so it's not a huge surprise. It's still puzzling, as the Vikings need their first-rounder to get going as they transition to being more of a pass-heavy offense. Also inactive for the Vikings are RB Ronnie Hillman, LB Kentrell Brothers, C Nick Easton, DT Sharrif Floyd and TE MyCole Pruitt. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:35 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.53 (380th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins remains on waivers
    Updating a previous item, Austin Seferian-Jenkins is still on waivers.

    Advice: NFL Network reported that Seferian-Jenkins cleared waivers, but teams have until Monday to make a claim. Either way, it's unlikely anyone picks up the $1.9 million left on ASJ's rookie deal. Seferian-Jenkins has two DUIs in the last four years. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:10 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (981st)
     
  • Seferian-Jenkins goes unclaimed on waivers
    NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins went unclaimed on waivers.

    Advice: He’s now a free agent. There wasn’t any chance of ASJ’s salary getting picked up after his latest DUI. Seferian-Jenkins will resurface, but he’ll likely have to settle for a non-guaranteed deal. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:54 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (981st)
     
  • Justin Hardy (shoulder) expected to play
    Justin Hardy (shoulder) is expected to play Week 3 against the Saints.

    Advice: Hardy was limited all week, but coach Dan Quinn said he is fine and ready to go. Even playing, Hardy is not worth using in any fantasy format. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:04 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    2.87 (274th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Bucs give up on Seferian-Jenkins after arrest
    Buccaneers waived TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

    Advice: Cameron Brate and Luke Stocker will be the Bucs' tight ends the rest of the way. The 38th overall pick in the 2014 draft, Seferian-Jenkins was known to have drinking problems at the University of Washington and was popped for DUI on Friday morning, leading to his release. Some team will undoubtedly give the 24-year-old another chance, but Seferian-Jenkins will eventually face a suspension from the NFL. ASJ's loss is a blow to Jameis Winston's fantasy outlook. Seferian-Jenkins at least had potential, and the Bucs have gotten very little from their complementary pass catchers behind Mike Evans. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:08 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (981st)
     
  • Kendall Wright listed as questionable
    Kendall Wright (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 3.

    Advice: Even if Wright is technically healthy enough to play, he has no known role in the Titans' offense and lacks fantasy value outside of deep Dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:03 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    3.39 (265th)
     
  • Seferian-Jenkins popped for DUI on Friday AM
    Austin Seferian-Jenkins was arrested and charged with DUI Friday morning.

    Advice: Seferian-Jenkins was stopped by Florida Highway Patrol around 4 AM and booked at the Orient Road Jail around 6 AM. It's his second DUI after being busted for one in 2013 while he was still in college. ASJ had an offseason full of letdowns, from being kicked out of practice in the spring to losing his starting job to Cameron Brate. This could be the final straw for him in Tampa Bay. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:03 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (981st)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Kendall Wright gets in another limited day
    Kendall Wright (hamstring) remained "limited" on Thursday.

    Advice: It looks like the Titans might be easing Wright back in with an eye toward a Week 4 return. Even were Wright to suit up this week, he'd be off the radar in every format. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:10 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    3.39 (265th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Kendall Wright practices Wednesday
    Kendall Wright (hamstring) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday.

    Advice: "It felt good to be out there,’’ Wright said. "Today was a start. Feel like I'm getting close." Wright has missed the last two weeks, but looks on track to return against Oakland. He won't be higher than the No. 4 pass-game option. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:55 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    3.39 (265th)
     
  • Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) doubtful for TNF
    Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) is doubtful for Week 3 against the Texans.

    Advice: Garoppolo was always a long shot to play this week, despite the painstaking efforts New England went through to make it look like he might. He was having trouble lifting his arm as recently as 24 hours ago. It looks like the Pats are content to ride it out with former college QB Julian Edelman backing up third-round rookie Jacoby Brissett. Expect a heavy dose of LeGarrette Blount on Thursday. Daily Slant: With both offenses projected for around 20 points (41.5 total, tied for the lowest of the weekend), this game is best left alone for those playing in Thursday-Sunday/Monday contests. Given that the Patriots are generally thought of as a top offense, it's likely the options on their side are going to be more popular than they should be. Houston's big names (Hopkins, Miller, Fuller) are also likely to be popular. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:14 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    18.43 (17th)
     
  • Laquon Treadwell plays only two snaps
    Laquon Treadwell played just two snaps in Week 2.

    Advice: He's behind Stefon Diggs, Charles Johnson, and Adam Thielen. Despite the lack of playing time, Treadwell should start to see more snaps. Johnson (three catches, 21 yards) has given Minnesota nothing opposite Diggs. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 10:04 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.53 (380th)
     
  • Justin Hardy catches 8-yard TD in Week 2
    Justin Hardy caught 1-of-3 targets for an eight-yard touchdown in the Falcons' Week 2 win over the Raiders.

    Advice: Hardy's touchdown was one of the luckiest ones you'll ever see, as Matt Ryan's pass ricocheted off of Tevin Coleman with a defender all over him and into the waiting arms of Hardy. The Falcons' lightly-used slot receiver, Hardy has no fantasy value and is not a must-hold in Dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 5:27 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    2.87 (274th)
     
  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins has two-catch day
    Austin Seferian-Jenkins caught 2-of-2 targets for 14 yards in the Bucs' Week 2 loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: ASJ remains mired in a timeshare with Cameron Brate. He has three targets through two games. There are better ways to use a roster spot in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 5:05 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (981st)
     
  • Tamme goes 5-75-1 against Raiders
    Jacob Tamme caught 5-of-8 targets for 75 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' Week 2 win over the Raiders.

    Advice: Tamme has been a bigger part of Atlanta's offense than expected with back-to-back games of eight targets. Rookie Austin Hooper is getting playing time, but Tamme is locked in as the Falcons' primary pass-catching tight end. Tamme will be worth a long look as a streamer in Week 3 against the Saints. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 5:04 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    5.99 (195th)
     
  • Eli Rogers takes a step back Week 2
    Eli Rogers caught 1-of-3 targets for nine yards Week 2 against the Bengals.

    Advice: Rogers was expected to have an "expanded role" with Markus Wheaton out, but he took a step back from his seven targets Week 1. Rogers will have a role in the offense all season, but he is a low-upside PPR option at best. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 3:22 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.04 (246th)
     
  • Thomas notches 56 yards in Week 2 loss
    Michael Thomas absorbed four-of-five targets for 56 yards Sunday in the Saints' Week 2 loss to the Giants.

    Advice: Thomas got hot late in the first half with back-to-back catches for 40 yards but was otherwise held in check. He saw fewer targets than Brandin Cooks, Willie Snead and Coby Fleener. Thomas is still a work in progress but will probably have some big weeks playing with future Hall-of-Famer Drew Brees in the Saints’ pass-first scheme. He gets the Falcons in Week 3. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 2:50 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    8.12 (124th)
     
  • Hightower bottled up (nine yards) in loss to NYG
    Tim Hightower collected nine yards on three carries Sunday in the Saints' Week 2 loss to the Giants.

    Advice: The Saints basically ignored the running game, throwing 44 times compared to just 13 rushing attempts. All of Hightower’s carries came in the first half. Hightower had some decent weeks last year but he’s not going to be a huge factor unless Mark Ingram gets hurt. Even then, the Saints’ offense doesn’t offer a ton of fantasy opportunities for running backs. Fantasy owners shouldn’t expect much from Hightower next week against Atlanta. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 2:39 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.67 (231st)
     
  • Titans declare Week 2 inactives
    Titans declared WR Kendall Wright, CB LeShaun Sims, OL Josh Kline, G Sebastian Tretola, TE Jace Amaro, OLB Derrick Morgan, and DL Austin Johnson inactive for Week 2 against the Lions.

    Advice: Wright is injured and in the doghouse. Even when Wright gets healthy, it's unclear whether he even has a role in Tennessee's offense. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 8:45 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    3.39 (265th)
     
  • Report: Rogers to have 'expanded role' Sunday
    According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Eli Rogers will have an "expanded role" against the Bengals in Week 2.

    Advice: Rogers is coming off a productive debut against Washington (six catches, 59 yards one TD) and should be in line for even more work in Week 2. Per La Canfora, the second-year wide receiver has been OC Todd Haley's "pet project" and the Steelers believe he can be an impact player. The future is bright for Rogers but it's still early in his development. He's in play as a WR4 this week. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 6:02 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.04 (246th)
     
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