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  • Allen Hurns makes diving grab Sunday night
    Allen Hurns caught 2-of-4 targets for 25 yards Sunday night against the Bengals.

    Advice: It was not a great night for the offense, but their one solid drive was sparked by a diving 3rd-and-long conversion by Hurns early in the second quarter. He added another seven-yard grab just before the half. Likely done for the preseason, Hurns finishes with 67 yards and a score on five catches. Set for some regression, there are better options in the sixth round. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:16 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.54 (115th)
     
  • A.J. Green: 'Banged knees; I'm fine now'
    A.J. Green said he "banged knees" with Jaguars CB Davon House in Sunday night's preseason game.

    Advice: "I'm fine now," he added. The injury originally looked like an ankle tweak, but it sounds like Green escaped with a knee bruise. The Bengals are counting on Green as much as ever this season after losing Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu to free agency, and Tyler Eifert (ankle) until Week 4 at the soonest. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:01 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.16 (48th)
     
  • Tyler Boyd plays behind LaFell Sunday night
    Tyler Boyd caught his only target for nine yards in the Bengals' third preseason game Sunday night.

    Advice: Boyd played behind Brandon LaFell, only seeing work in three-wide sets before A.J. Green left with a minor injury. He still has time to jump the veteran before Week 1, but the Bengals' plan throughout the entire offseason was to have LaFell start with the rookie operating from the slot, which is likely the approach they will use early in the season. With an uncertain workload in what could be a run-heavy attack, Boyd is nothing more than a late-round flier. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:53 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.43 (168th)
     
  • Gio Bernard totals 52 yards, TD vs. Jaguars
    Giovani Bernard rushed three times for 27 yards and caught both of his targets for 25 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals' third preseason game.

    Advice: While Jeremy Hill (8-21-1) was repeatedly stuffed at the line, Bernard impressed with his patience as a ball carrier and turned a tunnel screen at the edge of the red zone into a 19-yard touchdown. The beginning to the season sets up nicely for Gio, as the Bengals start at the Jets and Steelers before hosting the Broncos in Week 3. Those were three of the best run defenses in football last year. If Hill struggles, Bernard should get increased work. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:29 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.44 (122nd)
     
  • A.J. Green limps off, Bengals say he is fine
    A.J. Green limped off the field in the first quarter of the Bengals' third preseason game with a knee injury, but the team says the issue is not serious.

    Advice: Green appeared to suffer the injury when he planted his right leg along the sideline. He did run a route after the injury, but he limped to the sidelines after the play. The training staff reportedly did not find any issues when testing the stability of the knee, and Green walked it off on the sideline. Even though he appears to have escaped without a serious injury, Green's night is done. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:40 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.16 (48th)
     
  • Chris Johnson goes 7-24 against Texans
    Chris Johnson rushed for 24 yards on seven carries in the Cardinals' third preseason game.

    Advice: He was the second back in, playing behind David Johnson and ahead of Andre Ellington. Chris will have a role in the Cardinals' 2016 offense, but it will be as a change-of-pace and breather back behind workhorse David. That does make Chris worth monitoring in most leagues and drafting late in deeper ones. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:31 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.73 (2404th)
     
  • Fuller turns on the jets in dress rehearsal
    Will Fuller caught 3-of-4 targets for 67 yards and a touchdown in Houston's third preseason game.

    Advice: Assuming he sits out Thursday's preseason finale, Fuller finishes the summer with eight catches for 144 yards (18.0 YPC) and two touchdowns. His fourth target today was a bad drop on what would have been a long gainer, but it was an otherwise mighty impressive performance from the No. 21 overall pick. Fuller was running right by Cardinals DBs (Patrick Peterson was held out), though he did get away with a bit of a push-off on his touchdown. Fuller's hands are a concern, but his role (starting) and skills (now evident on NFL film) are not. He's a WR5 who could give you some big weeks during byes. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.89 (158th)
     
  • Hunter Henry quiet in 3rd preseason game
    Rookie TE Hunter Henry caught his lone target for seven yards in the Chargers' third preseason game.

    Advice: He got a ton of first-team run with Antonio Gates resting, but Philip Rivers didn't look to Henry much before Kellen Clemens came on. Rookie tight ends ordinarily struggle for production, and we don't expect Henry to be different barring a Gates injury. Henry won the Mackey Award at Arkansas in 2015. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:49 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.32 (1800th)
     
  • Treadwell scores on two-point conversion
    LaQuon Treadwell caught his only target for 15 yards in Sunday’s regular season dress rehearsal.

    Advice: It came on a quick hitter from third-string QB Joel Stave early in the fourth quarter. Treadwell also snagged a two-point conversion on a goal-line fade from Shaun Hill. He climbed the ladder to make an impressive catch over Chargers corner Trevor Williams. Treadwell logged nine snaps in the first half compared to 29 for Stefon Diggs, 25 for Charles Johnson and 17 for Adam Thielen. He’ll enter his rookie year with some depth chart ground to make up. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:17 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.12 (126th)
     
  • Greg Olsen returns to practice
    Greg Olsen (back) has resumed practicing at Panthers camp.

    Advice: The Panthers have taken it easy on Olsen, holding him out of their regular season dress rehearsal. He also missed some practice time with back spasms. Olsen's back might limit his practice participation early in the season, but he's in no danger of missing games. He remains a top-three fantasy tight end. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:48 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.61 (72nd)
     
  • Keenan Allen catches four passes this summer
    Keenan Allen caught four passes for 67 yards across three preseason games.

    Advice: Allen's stats are completely irrelevant since both he and Philip Rivers barely played, but are solid all the same. An absolute target vacuum who was having a career year before getting hurt in 2015, Allen is on the WR1/2 borderline for an offense that's always one of the most pass happy in football. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:05 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.00 (67th)
     
  • Bolts lose RB Branden Oliver to torn Achilles
    Chargers RB Branden Oliver was carted off the field in Sunday's preseason game with a torn right Achilles'.

    Advice: We're not doctors, but you could practically see Oliver's Achilles' tendon pop in slow motion. The Chargers have since confirmed. Oliver will be done for the season. Oliver is a jack-of-all-trades backup behind Danny Woodhead and Melvin Gordon. It leaves the Bolts with little room for error if Woodhead gets hurt or Gordon doesn't take a step forward. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:39 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.19 (2586th)
     
  • Bucs throw in the towel on Storm Johnson
    Buccaneers waived RB Storm Johnson.

    Advice: Johnson sealed his own fate with a dismal showing in Friday's preseason game against the Browns, contributing -5 rushing yards with a lost fumble on two carries. Beat writer Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times expects the Bucs to only keep three running backs on their 53-man roster. Those three would likely be Doug Martin, Charles Sims and Mike James. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:58 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2365th)
     
  • Hackenberg struggles in preseason debut
    Christian Hackenberg completed 6-of-16 passes for 105 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: Hackenberg's debut performance showed exactly why he's buried on the team's depth chart. The second-round pick got hot for a stretch with four straight completions on a fourth-quarter touchdown drive but was a non-factor the rest of the night. He threw an ugly interception in his own end zone late in the fourth quarter to set up the Giants' game-winning drive and also took an inexcusable delay of game penalty. It was an uninspiring effort from Hackenberg, who is destined to spend his rookie year glued to the Jets' bench. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2482nd)
     
  • Jared Goff suffers bruised tailbone Saturday
    Jared Goff suffered a bruised tailbone in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: X-rays confirmed no fracture. Goff had another rough night against the Broncos, completing just 4-of-12 passes 45 yards. He's looked fragile throughout August and clearly isn't ready to take the reigns as L.A.'s starting quarterback. Considering what the Rams gave up for him (and who's ahead of him on the depth chart), Goff's play this preseason has been a major disappointment. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:34 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.46 (2683rd)
     
  • Paxton Lynch sluggish in 3rd preseason game
    Paxton Lynch completed 6-of-13 passes for 57 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Saturday’s preseason game.

    Advice: He recorded one yard on four rushing attempts, though two were kneel-downs. It was a tepid effort for Lynch, who missed an opportunity to put distance between himself and Mark Sanchez, who is on the bubble. Lynch got off to a nice start by completing his first four passes but limped to the finish with seven misses over his last nine throws. To be fair, Lynch was playing with backups and the Broncos used a run-heavy approach featuring Devontae Booker and Ronnie Hillman. Lynch's longest completion came on a 17-yard screen to Booker. Lynch has shown flashes during preseason play but Trevor Siemian remains the odds-on favorite to start Week 1 against Carolina. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.08 (69th)
     
  • Jared Goff struggles, departs 'shaken up'
    Coming off the bench behind Case Keenum, Jared Goff completed 4-of-12 passes for 45 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Broncos before leaving "shaken up."

    Advice: If you're scoring at home, the No. 1 overall pick of the draft has now gotten "shaken up" in 2-of-3 preseason games. Goff is a featherweight who has looked like one thus far through exhibition action. It's clear now why the Rams seem madly intent on starting Keenum Week 1. Goff simply isn't up to the challenge mentally or physically yet. He's completed 16-of-33 passes (48.4 percent) for 165 yards (5.00 YPA), one touchdown and a pick. He's also lost a fumble and taken four sacks, showing very poor awareness. Goff is going to make starts this season, but it could be later in the year than we expected. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:29 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.46 (2683rd)
     
  • Lynch playing over Sanchez in dress rehearsal
    Paxton Lynch will be the Broncos' No. 2 quarterback for Saturday's preseason game against the Rams.

    Advice: Trevor Siemian will draw the start with Mark Sanchez slotting in as the third-string QB. The pieces of Denver's quarterback puzzle are starting to come together with Siemian the favorite to start Week 1 and Sanchez now fighting for his roster spot. Lynch has done some good things this preseason, completing 21-of-33 passes for 187 yards and two touchdowns. He could put heat on Siemian with another strong showing on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:45 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.08 (69th)
     
  • Greg Olsen (back) not playing Friday night
    Greg Olsen (back) will not play in the Panthers' third preseason game Friday night.

    Advice: Olsen missed several days of practice with back spasms, but he returned to the field Monday. The Panthers are just using caution by holding him out Friday night, and there is no indication he is dealing with a long-term injury. Olsen is safe to draft as a top-3 tight end. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:52 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.61 (72nd)
     
  • Tyler Boyd in line for productive rookie year
    The Cincinnati Enquirer projects Bengals second-round pick Tyler Boyd to catch 55 passes for 800 yards with 5-7 touchdowns as a rookie.

    Advice: The Enquirer's Paul Dehner acknowledges Boyd's role has increased with Brandon LaFell battling a hand injury and largely disappointing in camp. Boyd should also see an early-season bump in production if Tyler Eifert (ankle) misses time. Boyd is on the late-round radar as a WR5/6 pick in 12-team fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:05 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.43 (168th)
     
  • A.J. Green's first child due in about a month
    A.J. Green's first child is due in "about a month."

    Advice: Green said Thursday that he "will miss a game if it comes to that," and there's "no way" he would miss the birth of his first born. This is a respectable stance from Green, but also one that could have fantasy implications. It sounds like the child's due date is near the Bengals' Week 3 game against Denver. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:31 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.16 (48th)
     
  • Jets admit Hackenberg has flawed mechanics
    The Jets' coaching staff acknowledged that second-round QB Christian Hackenberg has flaws in his mechanics.

    Advice: Despite these flaws, the Jets have been careful not to overwhelm Hackenberg while he's still learning the playbook. "It's like a golfer," said QBs coach Kevin Patullo. "You don't want to change his swing midseason." Obviously the Jets are in no rush to get Hackenberg on the field. Right now he's a distant fourth on the depth chart. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:07 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2482nd)
     
  • Boyd 'unquestioned leader' for No. 2 WR job?
    Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson said second-rounder Tyler Boyd is the "unquestioned leader in the clubhouse" in the battle for the No. 2 receiver job.

    Advice: This statement comes just a day after The Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner Jr. speculated the Bengals plan to ease Boyd into action. The primary takeaway here is this situation remains as fluid as any in the league. If Brandon LaFell (hand) can prove his health and effectiveness, he will likely open the season as the starter opposite A.J. Green with Boyd working from the slot. If LaFell struggles, Boyd should get his shot. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.43 (168th)
     
  • Hackenberg finally getting more practice reps
    Jets second-round QB Christian Hackenberg has gotten more snaps at practice this week.

    Advice: It is difficult to develop as a quarterback without getting any practice or game reps, and yet that is exactly how Hackenberg has started his first NFL training camp. The Jets have finally started to get him some real work in practice, and, perhaps unsurprisingly, it has reportedly been ugly. Hackenberg could get some run in the fourth preseason game, but he will be firmly rooted to the bench all season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:40 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2482nd)
     
  • Greg Olsen (back) returns to practice
    Greg Olsen (back) has resumed practicing.

    Advice: Perhaps Olsen will miss this week's regular season dress rehearsal out of an abundance of caution, but his back won't be a concern for Week 1. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 11:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.61 (72nd)
     
  • Boyd still No. 3 receiver if LaFell healthy?
    The Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner Jr. suggested second-rounder Tyler Boyd will still serve as the No. 3 receiver if Brandon LaFell (hand) is healthy.

    Advice: LaFell returned to practice Sunday and is expected to play in the third preseason game. Boyd has made several big plays this preseason, but Dehner believes the Bengals want to ease him into the rotation. If LaFell stays healthy, Dehner does not believe Boyd will jump him on the depth chart until "somewhere in the Week 6-8 range" at the earliest. The spot opposite A.J. Green offers plenty of target upside, but it is difficult to predict who will occupy that role at this point. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 8:58 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.43 (168th)
     
  • Kubiak: Paxton Lynch could start in Week 1
    Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said first-round pick Paxton Lynch could start in Week 1.

    Advice: Neither Mark Sanchez nor Trevor Siemian has separated in the quarterback battle. At this point, it makes the most sense for the Broncos to start Lynch in their regular season dress rehearsal next week, and start him in Week 1 if he's at least competent. "He’s always been in the mix," Kubiak said of Lynch. "I just told you guys that he’s behind the other two from a knowledge standpoint, but we’ve been out there competing every day. Everybody is in competition to play." Sanchez has committed three turnovers this preseason. Siemian threw a pick six to 49ers S Eric Reid on Saturday night. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 11:14 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.08 (69th)
     
  • Jared Goff plays extended snaps vs. Chiefs
    Jared Goff completed 8-of-12 passes for 82 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: Once again caddying for supposed starter Case Keenum, Goff entered on the Rams' first series of the second quarter and surprisingly finished the game. It was a better effort than Goff's exhibition debut, though he was lucky not to get himself killed on a second quarter hit where he pump faked three times before taking a vicious hit. Goff's awareness has been a work in progress through two games, though he was hurt by a few drops this evening. His touchdown toss was a laser 10-yard strike to RB Malcolm Brown. Through two August appearances, Goff has completed 12-of-21 passes for 120 yards (5.71 YPA), one touchdown and one interception. Sacks and fumbles have been an issue. He has plenty of work to do. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 9:18 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.46 (2683rd)
     
  • 1st-rounder Fuller goes 4/73/1 versus Saints
    Will Fuller caught 4-of-8 targets for 73 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: Fuller separated in the end zone to catch a dime from Brock Osweiler on his 19-yard score. The No. 21 overall pick now has five preseason grabs for 78 yards, and has blown by offseason puff-piecer Jaelen Strong on the depth chart. Fuller's hands will almost certainly be an issue as a rookie, but his jets have been as advertised, while he's played poised in exhibition action. He's a WR5 who could blow up for a few big games. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 7:10 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.89 (158th)
     
  • Greg Olsen (back) will not play on Saturday
    Greg Olsen (back spasms) will not play in the second preseason game on Saturday.

    Advice: Olsen is dealing with a "big spasm" in his back, but coach Ron Rivera has said there are no long-term concerns. With Ed Dickson also out, Scott Simonson and Beau Sandland should see plenty of work. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 11:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.61 (72nd)
     
  • Hackenberg once again held out Friday night
    Jets second-round QB Christian Hackenberg did not play in the second preseason game.

    Advice: It is the second-straight DNP for the rookie. The Jets drafted Hackenberg knowing he would not be the answer this season, but it is difficult to develop without getting significant reps both in practice and the preseason. Hackenberg will likely have to wait until the final preseason game to see the field. Rotoworld.com Aug 19, 8:08 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2482nd)
     
  • Will Fuller comfortable in Texans offense
    Texans first-round WR Will Fuller said he's more comfortable in the offense.

    Advice: "A lot more comfortable than when I first got here, but that’s how it always is," Fuller said. "Just knowing my role and doing everything the coaches ask." Fuller struggled with the playbook early in training camp. He worked with the starters in Houston's first preseason game and should open the year in two-wide sets. Rotoworld.com Aug 19, 2:34 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.89 (158th)
     
  • Kubiak impressed by Lynch's fast progress
    Broncos coach Gary Kubiak is impressed by the progress first-round QB Paxton Lynch has shown throughout training camp.

    Advice: "I think he’s gotten better," said Kubiak. "He’s getting faster in what he’s doing." Lynch played well in last week's preseason opener, dicing up the Bears for 74 yards on 6-of-7 passing. The rookie did take three sacks and is still very much a work in progress. Lynch is the Broncos' No. 3 quarterback right now but Mark Sanchez and Trevor Siemian are both vulnerable. Rotoworld.com Aug 19, 10:45 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.08 (69th)
     
  • Treadwell fails to catch a ball Thursday
    Laquon Treadwell failed to catch any of his four targets in the Vikings' second preseason game against the Seahawks.

    Advice: Teddy Bridgewater didn't play, Shaun Hill got the start, and he was followed up by rookie Joel Stave. Treadwell ran exclusively with the Stave group. He was mostly unnoticeable, not catching a pass, and failing to track one sideline ball from Stave. Treadwell looks to be out of the running for Week 1 snaps, and may even be behind Adam Thielen on the depth chart. Charles Johnson, Stefon Diggs, and Jarius Wright should make up the three-wide set in the opener. Rotoworld.com Aug 19, 8:01 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.12 (126th)
     
  • Bengals rookie Boyd goes 2-38-1 against Lions
    Tyler Boyd secured 2-of-3 targets for 38 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals' second preseason game Thursday night.

    Advice: Boyd has shown legitimate big-play skills through two exhibition affairs, winning a go ball for 40 yards in the opener and making a diving catch for 26 yards down the sideline on Thursday night. He added a touchdown from 12 yards out delivered by A.J. McCarron. With Brandon LaFell nursing a hand injury and Tyler Eifert an ankle, Boyd is ticketed for a significant Week 1 role. Rotoworld.com Aug 18, 7:44 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.43 (168th)
     
  • Greg Olsen dealing with minor back injury
    Greg Olsen is dealing with a minor back issue.

    Advice: Olsen has a "big spasm," but an MRI came back negative. Olsen has missed three days of practice, and could miss a few more as the Panthers exercise caution with their No. 1 pass catcher. There's no reason to worry about Olsen's Week 1 status. Rotoworld.com Aug 18, 2:10 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.61 (72nd)
     
  • Jared Goff still has chance to start Week 1?
    NFL.com's Steve Wyche expects Jared Goff to be the Rams' Week 1 starter.

    Advice: Wyche reports the Rams have "steadily seen" the "mental progress" they've wanted from the No. 1 overall pick, and are on the verge of giving him more first-team reps. It makes all the sense in the world. Case Keenum is the dictionary definition of a backup quarterback, and the Rams didn't mortgage their future to let Goff sit in mothballs as they begin play in a demanding new market. Coach Jeff Fisher is one of the least truthful coaches in the NFL. There are good odds Goff is under center for the opener. Rotoworld.com Aug 18, 12:36 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.46 (2683rd)
     
  • Hackenberg expected to play this week
    Jets second-round QB Christian Hackenberg is expected to play this week.

    Advice: Hackenberg did not see any snaps in the first preseason game, but the Jets are expected to get him some work on Friday night. Even so, it has become clear he is destined for a redshirt season. Geno Smith is currently locked in as the backup, and Bryce Petty is competing for a roster spot. Rotoworld.com Aug 18, 6:29 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2482nd)
     
  • Fisher: Keenum still 'clearly ahead' of Goff
    Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Case Keenum is still "clearly ahead" of No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff.

    Advice: Goff has been getting reps with the first-team offense in camp and is expected to see snaps with the first unit during the second preseason game, but he has yet to jump Keenum on the depth chart. His ascension might just be a matter of time. "I feel like every day I am more comfortable, more fluid, more in a rhythm; stuff becomes more natural every day," Goff said. "It’s been going well." Goff will play this season, and it would not be surprising in the least if he is the starter on opening day. Rotoworld.com Aug 18, 5:25 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.46 (2683rd)
     
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