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  • Thomas Rawls racks up 87 yards vs. Raiders
    Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls rushed 11 times for 87 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason finale.

    Advice: Rawls' touchdown was a six-yard score on a fourth-quarter read option. The undrafted rookie out of Central Michigan finishes the preseason with 30 carries for 158 yards (5.26 YPC) and a touchdown. He added four catches for an additional 42 yards. Although there was some early-summer noise that Rawls could push Christine Michael for No. 3 duties, it never happened. His most likely home is the practice squad, though Robert Turbin's (high-ankle sprain) health could create an early-season opening. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.15 (2660th)
     
  • Jarryd Hayne totals 75 yards versus Bolts
    49ers RB/PR Jarryd Hayne rushed 10 times for 58 yards in Thursday's preseason finale, adding two catches for an additional 17 yards.

    Advice: The ex-rugby player made one of the plays of the game when he used the big-hit stick on Bolts DB Lowell Rose at the end of a 12-yard reception. Hayne was signed to primarily contribute on special teams, but he wraps up the preseason with 25 carries for 175 yards (7.00 YPC). Adept at making the first defender miss, Hayne's 53-man roster odds are looking mighty good. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:55 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.07 (2672nd)
     
  • Christine Michael tallies 39 yards in finale
    Christine Michael rushed eight times for 39 yards in Thursday's preseason finale.

    Advice: With Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin (ankle) sitting, Michael got the start, taking a handoff from Russell Wilson on the first play of the game. He ran well ahead of UDFA Thomas Rawls, and is clearly locked in as Seattle's No. 3 runner. The talented but inconsistent third-year back closes the book on the exhibition season with 32 carries for 118 yards (3.68 YPC). With Turbin highly questionable for the opener, Michael could get a golden opportunity to make an impression as Lynch's backup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:36 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.35 (2585th)
     
  • Davis totals 33 yards in preseason finale
    Mike Davis racked up 33 yards on seven carries in Thursday's preseason finale against the Chargers.

    Advice: Davis made an incredible catch in traffic during the first quarter but the play was called back. He'll finish the preseason with 113 rushing yards on 26 carries. The rookie is competing with former rugby star Jarryd Hayne for fourth on the running back depth chart. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.40 (2634th)
     
  • Lockett ends preseason with another big play
    Tyler Lockett caught 2-of-2 targets for 77 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason finale.

    Advice: Playing with starter Russell Wilson on Seattle's opening series, Lockett simply outran Oakland's secondary en route to a 63-yard touchdown. The (latest) long score brings Lockett's preseason line as a receiver to 6/129/1, while he's added a 103-yard kick return touchdown and 67-yard punt score. The special teams stud has forced his way into a role on offense, and his big-play potential is very much worth one of your final roster spots in re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:23 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.59 (235th)
     
  • Montee Ball struggles in roster audition
    Montee ball rushed 16 times for 27 yards (1.7 YPC) in the Broncos' final preseason game.

    Advice: It was a disastrous performance against second- and third-string defenders. Ball had one nice eight-yard run where he broke a tackle and gained extra yards, but after that he was the same sluggish back who has tumbled down the depth chart this preseason. It is difficult to see a future for Ball in Denver, and it would be surprising if he survives final cuts. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:07 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.17 (2538th)
     
  • Pettine says Bowe in no danger of being cut
    Browns coach Mike Pettine said Dwayne Bowe is not in danger of being cut.

    Advice: When asked if Bowe could be cut, Pettine responded with a curt, "No." Bowe played deep into the Browns' fourth preseason game, but he is owed $9.5 million guaranteed and would cost $4.5 million against the 2015 salary cap to cut. With the Browns low on wide receiver talent, there was never a real chance Bowe lost his job. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:58 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.77 (227th)
     
  • Mostert blows up for 162 yards on Thursday
    Rasheem Mostert broke out for 162 yards on 23 touches in Thursday’s preseason loss to the Jets.

    Advice: He caught 93 yards worth of passes and added another 69 yards on the ground. Mostert has made a compelling case this preseason with 361 yards on 53 touches, though it’s tough to see him overtaking Kenjon Barner for the final spot at running back. He’s likely headed to the practice squad. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:44 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2025th)
     
  • Owusu comes up big in preseason finale
    Chris Owusu secured five catches for 72 yards in Thursday’s preseason win over the Eagles.

    Advice: He only missed one of his six targets and had no trouble beating Jaylen Watkins for an easy 18-yard touchdown on New York's opening drive. Owusu only logged 117 snaps last year but should see more playing time in 2015. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.60 (2630th)
     
  • Zac Stacy rolls to 68 yards in Thursday's win
    Zac Stacy ate up 68 yards on 20 rushes and added two catches for 30 yards and a touchdown in Thursday’s preseason win over the Eagles.

    Advice: It wasn’t the most efficient effort in the world, though Stacy made a few nice plays including a 25-yard catch on a screen from Matt Flynn. Stacy will finish the preseason with 154 rushing yards on 44 carries and seven catches for another 79 yards and two touchdowns. He’ll open the season third on the running back depth chart. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:14 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.68 (2412th)
     
  • Dwayne Bowe plays into third quarter Thursday
    Dwayne Bowe played into the third quarter of Thursday's preseason finale, catching 1-of-2 targets for eight yards.

    Advice: The grab was Bowe's lone catch of the summer. Despite the fact that Bowe missed Cleveland's first two preseason games with a hamstring injury, it's extremely bizarre for a nine-year veteran — one who received $9.5 million guaranteed in March — to play into the third quarter of the final preseason game. It lends some credence to the scuttlebutt that Bowe's roster is in danger, though Browns in-house analyst Nathan Zegura has insisted that's not the case. What is the case is that Bowe isn't going to be a fantasy option catching passes from Josh McCown. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:55 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.77 (227th)
     
  • Josh Robinson likely to be ready Week 1
    Colts rookie RB Josh Robinson (concussion) is expected to be ready for Week 1 against the Bills.

    Advice: Vick Ballard (hamstring) and Dan Herron (shoulder) both dropped out of Thursday night's preseason finale, perhaps paving the way for Robinson to open the season as Frank Gore's primary backup. Ballard will likely be a part of Saturday's final cuts. The extent of Herron's shoulder injury is unknown. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:22 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.75 (2572nd)
     
  • Tim Tebow totals 221 total yards vs. Jets
    Tim Tebow completed 11-of-17 passes for 189 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Thursday's preseason finale.

    Advice: He added four carries for 32 yards. It was easily Tebow's best performance of the summer, but it came against some of the deepest reserves in the league. The highlight was a circus escape and touchdown pass on a fourth quarter 4th-and-6. Tebow finishes the preseason 21-of-36 (58.3 percent) for 286 yards (7.94) YPA, two touchdowns and a pick. As a runner, he took the rock 14 times for 82 yards (5.85 YPC) and a score. Despite the nice dual-threat numbers, Tebow looked shaky in practice for the majority of August. It's probably 50-50 between Tebow and Matt Barkley for Philly's third QB spot. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2463rd)
     
  • Dan Herron leaves with injured shoulder
    Dan Herron exited Thursday night's preseason finale with a shoulder injury and did not return.

    Advice: He was spotted with his arm in a sling in the locker room after the game. It's worth noting that Herron battled a painful shoulder injury during last year's playoffs. The extent of this injury is unknown. Herron has been in the driver's seat to open the season as Frank Gore's primary backup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:23 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.87 (1822nd)
     
  • Report: Dwayne Bowe on 53-man roster bubble
    Browns preseason broadcaster Solomon Wilcots believes Dwayne Bowe is on the roster bubble.

    Advice: Wilcots came to that conclusion after speaking with Browns coaches. Per Wilcots, Bowe "needs to deliver" in Thursday's preseason finale to ensure his spot on the 53-man roster. Perhaps it's just a motivational tactic from Bowe's coaches, but it speaks volumes that he's playing at all on Thursday. Bowe has been active for just one preseason game, and was held without a catch. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:28 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.77 (227th)
     
  • Breshad Perriman (knee) still not practicing
    Ravens first-round WR Breshad Perriman (knee) has yet to resume practicing.

    Advice: Perriman was on the field prior to Thursday's preseason finale, but wasn't running "at all." At this point, the No. 26 overall pick is looking doubtful for next Sunday's opener. Perriman is nothing more than a late-round dart throw in re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:39 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2288th)
     
  • Packers not yet interested in Jarrett Boykin
    ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports the Packers are not interested in free agent WR Jarrett Boykin "to this point."

    Advice: The Pack could be in the market for a veteran receiver, but aren't knocking down the door to sign a wideout who posted a 49/681/3 line with the team in 2013. Green Bay made no effort to re-sign Boykin after he caught just three passes in 13 games last season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2172nd)
     
  • Ball expected to get 'bulk of work' Thursday
    Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said RBs Montee Ball and Kapri Bibbs will get the 'bulk of the work' in the fourth preseason game.

    Advice: Getting a lot of work in the fourth preseason game is never a good sign for a player's roster status. Ball has fallen way behind C.J. Anderson, Ronnie Hillman and even Juwan Thompson on the depth chart. At this point, he is just fighting for a roster spot. It is a fight he may end up losing. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:02 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.17 (2538th)
     
  • Breshad Perriman will not start Week 1
    ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley said rookie WR Breshad Perriman has no shot to start Week 1.

    Advice: Perriman has been sidelined since the first practice of training camp with a sprained PCL. There is no timetable on when he will return, and there is a decent chance he does not even suit up for Week 1. Kamar Aiken should open the season opposite Steve Smith in two-wide sets. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:20 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2288th)
     
  • Packers expected to add a veteran receiver
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Tom Silverstein expects the Packers to sign a veteran receiver.

    Advice: Silverstein mentions three ex-Packers: free agent WR Jarrett Boykin -- who was released by the Panthers on Tuesday -- Giants WR James Jones, and Lions WR Jeremy Ross. Boykin caught just three passes for Green Bay in 2014. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:39 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2172nd)
     
  • Panthers release WR Jarrett Boykin
    Panthers released WR Jarrett Boykin.

    Advice: The acquisition of Kevin Norwood from Seattle on Monday likely sealed his fate. Boykin caught 49 passes with the Packers in 2013 but has struggled to find playing time since. Being cut by a receiver-needy team like the Panthers is not a great sign for his NFL future. Carolina also cut S Robert Lester. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:49 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2172nd)
     
  • Montee Ball squarely on the roster bubble
    9 News Denver's Mike Klis does not believe Broncos RB Montee Ball will make the final roster.

    Advice: Ball has been steadily falling down the depth chart all offseason and played behind Juwan Thompson in the third preseason game. Ball should get one more shot in the fourth preseason game to show his worth, but right now his job is anything but secure. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:36 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.17 (2538th)
     
  • Montee Ball on the roster bubble with Broncos
    Montee Ball appears to be in danger of losing his roster spot in Denver.

    Advice: He won't be a part of Denver's first cuts, but he might not make it when the Broncos trim to 53 this upcoming weekend. Ball is squarely behind C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman, while Juwan Thompson is making a run to be Denver's No. 3 back. "Special teams is a big factor with him and Juwan," coach Gary Kubiak said. "We'll see. I'm fine with Montee." If Ball were cut on Saturday, he would go through the NFL's waivers process. "Right now it's C.J., Ronnie, then Juwan, then me," Ball acknowledged. "So I guess just what it is." Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:33 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.17 (2538th)
     
  • Chip Kelly says Tim Tebow more accurate
    Eagles coach Chip Kelly said Tim Tebow has become more accurate since he joined the team.

    Advice: Reports suggest Kelly has become enamored with the idea of using Tebow on offense, and him pumping up the quarterback in the week before cuts is a good sign Tebow will make the team. With the Eagles unlikely to keep four quarterbacks, this could be bad news for Matt Barkley. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:28 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2463rd)
     
  • Boykin competing with Bersin for last spot
    Panthers beat writer Joseph Person doesn't think WR Jarrett Boykin will make the 53-man roster.

    Advice: He expects the Panthers to keep five wideouts with Boykin as the odd man out. Person said Boykin has put pressure on Brenton Bersin for the last spot but the coaches "seem to prefer" Bersin. Boykin has logged nine catches for 93 yards this preseason. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:43 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2172nd)
     
  • Montee Ball fourth in line at running back
    Montee Ball rushed four times for 11 yards and caught one pass for 20 yards in the Broncos' third preseason game.

    Advice: Ball played behind Juwan Thompson, who appears to have jumped him for the third spot on the depth chart. Already well behind Ronnie Hillman for the backup job, Ball has zero fantasy value heading into the season. He is not guaranteed to make the final roster. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.17 (2538th)
     
  • Colts RB Josh Robinson suffers concussion
    Colts RB Josh Robinson rushed five times for four yards before departing Saturday's preseason game with a concussion.

    Advice: To make matters worse, Robinson's head injury came on a play where he committed a soft, soft fumble. Andrew Luck put the ball right in his belly, but Robinson flat dropped it. Despite the miscue, the sixth-rounder remains the favorite for No. 3 duties behind Frank Gore and Dan Herron. He'll finish the preseason with 28 carries for 109 yards and a touchdown. Robinson is better than Zurlon Tipton. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:02 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.75 (2572nd)
     
  • Lockett continues to impress on special teams
    Tyler Lockett returned a punt 67 yards for a touchdown and added a 10-yard reception in Saturday’s preseason win over the Chargers.

    Advice: The 67-yard score was his second of the preseason. Though Lockett hasn’t been featured much on offense (four catches for 52 yards), he’s already an elite contributor on special teams. Expect him to handle most of Seattle’s return duties this year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.59 (235th)
     
  • Dan Herron totals 35 yards versus Rams
    Dan Herron rushed nine times for 25 yards in Saturday's preseason game, adding a 10-yard reception.

    Advice: Herron started and carried the mail as the Colts rested Frank Gore. Herron is locked in as Gore's backup, but his work could be sporadic, as Gore has a three-down skill-set. Herron is an excellent handcuff, but not a standalone option in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:08 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.87 (1822nd)
     
  • Zac Stacy impressive in win over Giants
    Zac Stacy pounded his way to 60 yards on 13 carries in Saturday’s preseason game against the Giants.

    Advice: Stacy caught a 24-yard touchdown pass on a play the Giants forgot to defend. The bruising 224-pounder also punched in a two-point conversion. Though he hasn’t improved his position on the team’s depth chart, Stacy has probably done enough to secure a roster spot. He isn’t worth a late-round flyer. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.68 (2412th)
     
  • Dwayne Bowe catch-less in 3rd preseason game
    Dwayne Bowe failed to catch any of his three targets in the Browns' third preseason game.

    Advice: Seeing his first snaps of the preseason due to a hamstring injury, Bowe came up empty in his time with the first-team offense. Unlikely to see much, if any, action in the final preseason game, Bowe and Josh McCown will need to get up to speed in practice ahead of Week 1. Bowe is the No. 1 receiver by default. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:41 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.77 (227th)
     
  • Josh Robinson expected to open year as No. 3 back
    Colts.com’s Kevin Bowen views rookie Josh Robinson as the No. 3 running back.

    Advice: Dan Herron is Frank Gore’s backup, but Robinson has shown enough this preseason to move ahead of Vick Ballard. The Colts would figure to use a committee if Gore went down, with Robinson a candidate for short-yardage/inside work. Robinson will make Ballard or Zurlon Tipton expendable. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:50 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.75 (2572nd)
     
  • 'No timetable' for Breshad Perriman's return
    Speaking Thursday, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said there's "no timetable" for Breshad Perriman's (sprained PCL) return, and that his recovery gone slower than expected.

    Advice: Perriman should miss the entire preseason, and is looking mighty questionable for Week 1. It's a disaster for a team with no receiver depth to speak of. It should ensure Marlon Brown's roster spot. If you're drafting this weekend, Perriman should be treated as a boom-or-bust WR4. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2288th)
     
  • Chris Owusu (concussion) cleared to return
    Chris Owusu (concussion) has been cleared to practice.

    Advice: Owusu missed two weeks with his concussion. He should be active for Saturday's preseason game. Owusu was playing in three-wide sets ahead of Jeremy Kerley prior to going down. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:34 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.60 (2630th)
     
  • Dependability, accountability C-Mike's issues
    Seahawks RBs coach Sherman Smith said dependability and accountability have been the issues holding back third-year RB Christine Michael.

    Advice: "It’s about becoming more dependable, doing stuff consistently,’’ Smith said. "That’s always been his Achilles’ heel. The physical talent is there, absolutely no question about that. But we want him to become more dependable and more accountable.’’ Michael fumbled in the preseason opener, but coach Pete Carroll seems overall pleased with C-Mike. Despite rumblings that UDFA Thomas Rawls is pushing him, Michael appears locked in as the No. 3 back. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:57 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.35 (2585th)
     
  • Carroll dismisses Rawls as C-Mike competition
    Coach Pete Carroll dismissed the idea of undrafted rookie Thomas Rawls pushing Christine Michael for the Seahawks' No. 3 running back job.

    Advice: Michael appears locked into the job unless he gets traded, but that's purely been Twitter-fueled speculation. Carroll raved about Michael's attention to detail heading into year three, while saying Rawls and fellow UDFA Rod Smith are simply "trying to hang" and "pushing themselves" to try and make the team. We still like Rawls' physicality. He's worth monitoring in deep Dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.15 (2660th)
     
  • Breshad Perriman (knee) still not practicing
    Ravens first-round WR Breshad Perriman (sprained PCL) remains sidelined.

    Advice: It means Perriman is all but certain to miss this weekend's regular season dress rehearsal. Sidelined since July 30, the No. 26 overall pick is now poised to enter Week 1 with essentially zero camp and preseason reps to his name. It strains belief that he'll be ready to start opposite Steve Smith Sr., putting Kamar Aiken on the spot. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:19 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2288th)
     
  • Montee Ball 'slumping' in training camp
    The Denver Post reports RB Montee Ball is being pushed by Juwan Thompson for the No. 3 spot on the depth chart.

    Advice: Ball has already been jumped by Ronnie Hillman, and it appears Juwan Thompson could be next. Ball has never flashed at the NFL level, and he has reportedly been "slumping" in training camp. His spot on the roster is not secure. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:21 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.17 (2538th)
     
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