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  • Albert Wilson having 'mostly quiet' summer
    ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher reports WR Albert Wilson has been "mostly quiet in training camp and the preseason."

    Advice: Wilson generated some buzz with a nice finish to 2014, but has only two catches for 15 yards through two preseason games. He's been the subject of relatively few "puff pieces" from Chiefs practice since the beginning of OTAs. Wilson isn't a bad WR5 flier in 14-team leagues, but his upside is limited with Jeremy Maclin and Travis Kelce set to dominate targets in the Chiefs' passing game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:11 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.93 (1822nd)
     
  • Miles Austin 'hasn't stood out' in camp
    The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Miles Austin "hasn't stood out enough" in Eagles camp.

    Advice: The 10th-year veteran is no higher than fourth on the depth chart, and could begin the year as low as fifth or sixth. Austin could be an early-season inactive if coach Chip Kelly doesn't see a role for him on special teams. Austin still has fine hands, but has lost a step or three since his prime. He should remain well off the re-draft radar this season. Austin's $2.5 million salary ($1 million guaranteed) will probably ensure his place on the 53-man roster. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:47 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.12 (2589th)
     
  • Rashad Greene could open year as No. 3 WR
    Fifth-rounder Rashad Greene could begin the season as the Jaguars' No. 3 receiver.

    Advice: Marqise Lee remains week to week with a hamstring injury, and Greene has come on after a slow start to camp. "(He's) making strides," said WRs coach Jerry Sullivan. "He has a lot of tools and we like what we see." Greene missed the Jags' first preseason game before catching two passes for 14 yards in the second. Regardless of Greene's Week 1 title, his biggest rookie contributions should come on special teams. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:36 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.59 (2576th)
     
  • 'Nothing' indicates Manuel in starting mix
    The Buffalo News' Vic Carucci believes there's been "nothing at camp that indicates" E.J. Manuel is a serious contender for the Bills' starting job.

    Advice: This has been the consensus all summer long, making it all the more baffling that coach Rex Ryan has decided Manuel will start this weekend's regular season dress rehearsal over Tyrod Taylor and Matt Cassel. The most sensible theory is that Ryan is trying to throw the Colts off before Week 1, but Ryan has to know presumptive starter Taylor needs all the preseason reps with the 1s he can get. Perhaps the Bills believe Manuel could generate trade interest with a decent showing. Whatever the reasoning, it's hard to understand. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:49 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2450th)
     
  • CJ?K expected to make 53-man roster
    NFL.com reports Chris Johnson is expected to make the Cardinals' 53-man roster.

    Advice: Andie Hagemann reports CJ?K has "made a positive impression on his new teammates overall," and that he'll eventually "share the workload behind starter Andre Ellington." Johnson does seem likely to make the roster as veteran insurance for a young, injury prone running back corps, but David Johnson could send CJ to No. 3 status with another big game this weekend. CJ is missing Arizona's regular season dress rehearsal with a hamstring injury. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:08 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.25 (1981st)
     
  • Breakout year coming from Markus Wheaton?
    ESPN Steelers reporter Jeremy Fowler is expecting a breakout year from Markus Wheaton.

    Advice: Wheaton was tabbed for a breakout last season, but instead limped to a 53/644/2 line as he was soundly out-played by Martavis Bryant. With Bryant suspended for the season's first four games, however, Wheaton is getting another shot with the first-team offense. Wheaton has been getting puffed up by his teammates and local media all summer. He's worth a WR4 flier. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:03 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.19 (94th)
     
  • Emmanuel Sanders expected back at practice
    Emmanuel Sanders (hamstring) is expected to resume practicing next week.

    Advice: Per reporter Mike Klis, Sanders will be a "full participant." Sanders is a mid-range WR2 in the Broncos' new-look offense. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:41 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.27 (58th)
     
  • Martavis Bryant locked in as No. 2 receiver
    Markus Wheaton is locked in as the Steelers' No. 2 receiver following Martavis Bryant's four-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

    Advice: Bryant's impending ban explains why the Steelers have gone to great lengths to talk Wheaton up this summer, and why he was running well ahead of Bryant in last week's preseason game. The No. 79 overall pick of the 2013 draft, Wheaton has been thoroughly underwhelming through the first two years of his NFL career, but his role puts him on the WR3 fringes to begin the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.19 (94th)
     
  • Victor Cruz (calf) sitting out on Saturday
    Victor Cruz (calf) will miss Saturday's preseason game against the Jets.

    Advice: It means Cruz will miss the entire preseason. Coming back from a devastating knee injury, Cruz remains on track for Week 1. He's in the WR3 conversation. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:09 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.76 (114th)
     
  • Karlos Williams spotted at team facilities
    Bills RB Karlos Williams (undisclosed operation) was spotted at team facilities on Thursday.

    Advice: Per reporter Mike Rodak, the fifth-round rookie was walking with a "slight limp." The Bills have yet to disclose what necessitated an emergency operation, but it was possibly appendicitis. Williams won't play in the preseason, but coach Rex Ryan has expressed confidence he'll be ready for Week 1. Williams had been making a push for No. 2 duties, but will now be no higher than No. 3, and quite possibly lower. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:02 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.12 (2584th)
     
  • '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 Yesterday, 10:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.24 (192nd)
     
  • Bills still 'optimistic' about Shady's status
    The Bills remain "cautiously optimistic" LeSean McCoy (hamstring) will be ready for Week 1.

    Advice: Coach Rex Ryan isn't prone to tall tales with injury updates, so it's a bit concerning he hasn't moved on to outright guaranteeing Shady will be ready for the opener against Indy in 17 days. McCoy's status should be updated multiple times over the next two weeks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:45 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.52 (32nd)
     
  • Robert Woods missing third preseason game
    Robert Woods (hip) will miss Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: Woods has resumed practicing, but the Bills won't risk an aggravation in an exhibition tilt, even as they look to find their starting quarterback. Especially considering Buffalo's situation under center, Woods isn't more than a WR5, and even that might be pushing it. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:41 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.31 (247th)
     
  • Sammy Watkins will miss 3rd preseason game
    Sammy Watkins (glute) will sit out Saturday's regular season dress rehearsal against the Steelers.

    Advice: It's a disappointment for a player who has been the star of Bills camp, but he's fully expected to be ready for Week 1. Watkins needs to pick up fewer nicks and bruises as an NFL sophomore. He's not off to a good start. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:39 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.16 (96th)
     
  • Manuel named starter for third preseason game
    E.J. Manuel will start Saturday's preseason game against the Steelers.

    Advice: With Tyrod Taylor and Matt Cassel locked in a tight battle, coach Rex Ryan is going with a player who's been a distant No. 3 all summer for his team's regular season dress rehearsal. Ryan did add he expects all three quarterbacks to spend time with the first-team offense. It's quite possible Ryan has already settled on his starter — with Taylor being the favorite — and Manuel is merely a diversionary tactic for the Colts, who are coming to Buffalo in Week 1. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2450th)
     
  • Tevin Coleman will play on Saturday
    Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (hamstring) will play in Saturday's game against the Dolphins.

    Advice: Coleman missed the Falcons' first two exhibition contests. Coleman has a shot at a big role this season, but has set himself way behind by missing the majority of camp. As of now, he's not a realistic RB3 for the season's first month. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.31 (69th)
     
  • Alshon Jeffery not practicing on Thursday
    Alshon Jeffery (calf) remained sidelined Thursday.

    Advice: It means he's likely to miss Saturday's Week 1 tune up. Jeffery should be ready to rock for Week 1, which is in 17 days. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:22 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.61 (43rd)
     
  • Marquess Wilson still not practicing
    Bears WR Marquess Wilson (hamstring) remained sidelined Thursday.

    Advice: It's a major disappointment for a player the Bears need to step up in the absence of Kevin White, as Wilson is now all but certain to miss this weekend's regular season dress rehearsal. Wilson is shaping up as a dart throw WR5/6 in re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:21 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.87 (214th)
     
  • Murray does not expect to rotate series
    DeMarco Murray said he does not expect to rotate series with Ryan Mathews.

    Advice: "I don't think it will be alternating series," Murray said. "But [Mathews] is a quality back, great guy, works extremely hard. I'm sure he'll get his fair share of touches. But I don't know how the rotation will be yet, we haven't touched on it." Murray started the second preseason game, but Mathews scored a touchdown on the first drive after subbing in for Murray. Murray scored a touchdown on the next possession. Murray will not see close to his workload from last season, but he should see enough touches to remain an RB1. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:10 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.78 (42nd)
     
  • Dez Bryant (hamstring) back at practice
    Dez Bryant (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday.

    Advice: The Cowboys have been taking it painfully slow with Bryant since he strained his hamstring on August 6. He will be all systems go for the regular season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:55 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.22 (35th)
     
  • Dixon and Brown return to practice
    Bills RBs Boobie Dixon (calf) and Bryce Brown (hamstring) returned to practice on Thursday.

    Advice: Both had been out most of camp. LeSean McCoy saw some conditioning work on the side, but he likely will not practice again until the regular season. After a nightmare run of injuries, the Bills' running backs are finally getting healthy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:10 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.16 (2652nd)
     
  • A.J. Jenkins coming on strong in camp
    Cowboys WR A.J. Jenkins has played well the last week of training camp.

    Advice: "He’s made a lot of progress in the last week," said wide receivers coach Derek Dooley. "He’s made a lot of plays. He’s getting a lot more comfortable out there. I’m looking forward to watching him more." With not much talent behind Dallas' top three receivers, Jenkins has at least a shot at cracking the final roster. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:14 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2266th)
     
  • Abdullah fine with running back by committee
    Lions rookie RB Ameer Abdullah said he has no problem being in a running back by committee.

    Advice: "There's certain things necessary to get that team [to the playoffs]," Abdullah said, "and if that's to be a running back team by committee, I'm going to be that guy. And when I'm in, I'm going to make sure I make an impact." Abdullah will likely open the season in a timeshare with Joique Bell (knee, Achilles'), though that is not certain to remain the case. Bell started slow last year coming off a similarly unhealthy offseason. If that happens again, Abdullah has the talent to run away with the job. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:45 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.83 (104th)
     
  • Rivera: Do not expect more read option
    Coach Ron Rivera said he does not expect to use the read option "any more than we've done in the past."

    Advice: With Kelvin Benjamin done for the year, there was some thought Carolina would get Cam Newton more involved in the running game. Newton had more than 125 rushing attempts in each of his first two seasons, but he has seen his rushing totals fall each of the last two years. The Panthers might not want to use Newton more in the running game, but if Devin Funchess and company cannot pick up the slack, they may have no choice. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:38 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.93 (26th)
     
  • Gerhart ruled out for third preseason game
    Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart will not play in the team's third preseason game.

    Advice: Gerhart is dealing with an abdominal strain. Coach Gus Bradley was quick to point out Gerhart does not have a sports hernia, and he is expected to be ready for Week 1. Gerhart has been effective in short-yardage situations this preseason and could serve that role in the regular season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:20 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.09 (2535th)
     
  • Sammy Watkins was training camp MVP
    The Buffalo News called WR Sammy Watkins the Bills' "August MVP."

    Advice: Tyler Dunne said Watkins was the best player on the field in camp and easily beat No. 1 CB Stephon Gilmore on multiple occasions. All reports on Watkins this preseason have been glowing, and it appears he has taken a step forward in his first NFL offseason. The problem for Watkins' fantasy value was never his talent, though. On a low-volume passing offense with an unsettled quarterback situation, it will be difficult for Watkins to consistently produce WR2 numbers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:56 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.16 (96th)
     
  • Agholor will be 'second-most productive' WR
    The Philadelphia Inquirer said the "expectation" is rookie Nelson Agholor will be the "second-most productive receiver on the team."

    Advice: The most productive will be Jordan Matthews, around whom observers of the team believe the passing offense will be built. Though he is not officially starting yet, Agholor has a higher ceiling than Riley Cooper and Josh Huff. He should pass both on the depth chart soon enough, and he is a good bet to finish the year with the second-most targets on the team. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:46 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.25 (130th)
     
  • Aaron Rodgers held out rest of preseason?
    Aaron Rodgers saw limited snaps in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky sees this as a sign Rodgers may not play in the team's third preseason game. Green Bay lost Jordy Nelson in their second preseason game and will be without three of their starting offensive linemen this week. With Scott Tolzien sidelined by a concussion, Brett Hundley and Matt Blanchard would carry the quarterback load if Rodgers sits. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:40 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    20.76 (1st)
     
  • Emmanuel Sanders (hamstring) still sidelined
    Emmanuel Sanders (hamstring) remains sidelined at Broncos practice.

    Advice: He's missed the past 19 days and has obviously yet to appear in a preseason game. At this point, Sanders is highly unlikely to play at all this preseason. Hamstring injuries have a tendency to linger, but neither the Broncos nor any of the beat writers have expressed concern for Sanders' Week 1 availability. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.27 (58th)
     
  • 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
    5.24 (192nd)
     
  • Sammy Watkins still nursing glute injury
    Sammy Watkins (glute) remains sidelined at Bills practice.

    Advice: Watkins missed last week's preseason game, and is day to day. It's not a major issue, but a reminder that the wiry wideout dealt with a variety of minor ailments as a rookie. Watkins will be healthy long before Week 1. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:49 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.16 (96th)
     
  • Victor Cruz confirms calf is the issue
    Victor Cruz confirmed he is dealing with inflammation in his calf.

    Advice: Cruz said he should be good to go by the season opener, but any missed time is concerning coming off a devastating knee injury. Coach Tom Coughlin said he would like to get Cruz involved in the third preseason game, but that appears unlikely. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:55 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.76 (114th)
     
  • Bears insist Jeffery (calf) only 'day to day'
    Bears coach John Fox said Alshon Jeffery (calf) is day to day.

    Advice: "When they clear him medically and we feel that’s the smartest thing to do, he’ll be out there," Fox said. The Bears consistently hid the truth about Kevin White's shin injury, so it is difficult to take Fox's injury analysis with anything but a grain of salt. Still, all reports about the injury have indicated it is minor, and there is not yet any reason to be worried about Jeffery's regular season status. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:13 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.61 (43rd)
     
  • Chris Johnson injury less than expected
    Coach Bruce Arians has upgraded Chris Johnson's (hamstring) injury outlook to "day to day."

    Advice: The Cardinals originally feared Johnson's hamstring injury would sideline him 1-2 weeks. Johnson needs to get healthy just to hold off rookie David Johnson for the No. 2 back job behind Andre Ellington. David had a big second preseason week, showing well on traditional carries and catching two balls. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:59 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.25 (1981st)
     
  • Roethlisberger now trusts Wheaton?
    ESPN Steelers reporter Jeremy Fowler believes it's "obvious" that Markus Wheaton has earned the trust of Ben Roethlisberger.

    Advice: Wheaton and Big Ben were all too often not on the same page last year, resulting in a difficult second NFL season for Wheaton. In the second preseason game, however, Wheaton caught three balls for 42 yards and a touchdown and continued to play well ahead of Martavis Bryant, who was still playing in the third quarter with the starters resting. Wheaton offers upside at his 11th-round ADP, while Bryant is a potential trap in the top-five rounds. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:55 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.19 (94th)
     
  • Marquess Wilson sitting out on Monday
    Bears WR Marquess Wilson (hamstring) isn't practicing Monday.

    Advice: The Bears have claimed Wilson's injury isn't "overly serious," but are committed to providing misleading injury information under new coach John Fox. For now, Wilson should be considered day to day, and questionable for this weekend's important preseason game. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:30 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.87 (214th)
     
  • Aaron Rodgers had wrist/forearm wrapped
    Aaron Rodgers had his right wrist and forearm heavily wrapped on the sidelines of the team's second preseason game.

    Advice: Rodgers left the game after taking a safety late in the first quarter. There have been no reports of an injury, and the wrap could just be to alleviate fatigue in his throwing arm. The Packers lost Jordy Nelson to an ACL tear on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:27 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    20.76 (1st)
     
  • Wheaton plays ahead of Bryant, posts 3-42-1
    Markus Wheaton caught three passes for 42 yards and a touchdown against the Packers Sunday.

    Advice: Wheaton opened the game with the starters and played ahead of Martavis Bryant in two-wide sets on the opening drive. Wheaton saw the same number of targets as Antonio Brown, and he would have been 4-for-4 had Ben Roethlisberger not missed him badly on a sideline throw. Wheaton may not finish the season in the starting lineup, but it certainly appears he will start it there. He is worth a shot at his WR52 ADP. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:37 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.19 (94th)
     
  • Aaron Rodgers efficient but takes safety
    Aaron Rodgers completed 4-of-5 passes for 57 yards in the Packers' second preseason game.

    Advice: Rodgers was sharp on the first drive of the game, easily leading the offense down the field for an Eddie Lacy touchdown. A great special teams play by the Steelers buried the Packers offense on the one-yard line on Rodgers second and final series, however, and he took a safety three plays later. Rodgers is now 15-for-24 for 174 yards through two preseason games. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:02 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    20.76 (1st)
     
  • CJ2K out a week or two with pulled hamstring
    Chris Johnson will miss a week or two with a pulled hamstring.

    Advice: He suffered the injury at Thursday's practice and could be sidelined for the remainder of Arizona's preseason slate. It's been a tough offseason for Johnson, who was injured in a drive-by shooting and didn't sign with a team until August. He's hoping to be the Cards' No. 2 back behind starter Andre Ellington. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:28 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.25 (1981st)
     
  • Bears downplay Marquess Wilson's injury
    The Bears don't think Marquess Wilson's hamstring injury is "overly serious."

    Advice: It's worth noting that the Bears have basically pledged not to share accurate injury information this season. Either way, Wilson said "I'm good" to reporters. He should be considered day to day, and questionable for next week's regular season dress rehearsal. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:58 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.87 (214th)
     
  • DeMarco Murray scores TD in preseason debut
    Making his preseason debut, DeMarco Murray rushed five times for 17 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's game against the Ravens.

    Advice: He added a 14-yard reception. Murray got the start, but Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles both got work on the Eagles' lengthy opening drive. Murray and Mathews rotated for Philly's first two series before heading to the showers. Murray is going to be the chairman of Philadelphia's committee, but the Eagles seem committed to getting Mathews real work on a weekly basis. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:47 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.78 (42nd)
     
  • Nelson Agholor has four-catch night vs. BALT
    Nelson Agholor caught 4-of-5 targets for 49 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Ravens.

    Advice: Agholor's fifth target was a drop. Spending time with both the first- and second-team offense, Agholor flashed his exceptional quicks every time he touched the ball. Simply better than Josh Huff and Riley Cooper, Agholor should ascend to first-team status by Week 1. He has eight catches for 106 yards and a touchdown through two exhibition tilts. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:35 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.25 (130th)
     
  • Marquess Wilson exits with hamstring injury
    Marquess Wilson left Saturday's preseason game with a hamstring injury.

    Advice: Wilson initially stayed in the game, but was replaced by Josh Bellamy in the second quarter. He had two catches for 18 yards on three targets before going down. Losing Wilson would be another blow to Chicago's receiving depth. Wilson should be considered day to day. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:06 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.87 (214th)
     
  • Cam Newton struggles in second preseason game
    Cam Newton completed 4-of-10 passes for 42 yards and an interception in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: With Kelvin Benjamin out for the year and Devin Funchess sidelined, Corey Brown and Ted Ginn were Newton's top receivers. His interception came on a forced pass to Greg Olsen that should have been pick-sixed. Newton's supporting cast limits his upside, but his rushing makes him a mid-to-low QB1. Newton is 9-of-20 for 125 yards, one touchdown, and an interception through two preseason games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:44 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    16.93 (26th)
     
  • Victor Cruz (knee) officially ruled out
    Victor Cruz (knee) will miss Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: Cruz is practicing without restrictions, but there's no reason to risk a setback. The Giants could clear Cruz for next week's dress rehearsal. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:29 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.76 (114th)
     
  • Alshon Jeffery sitting out on Saturday
    Alshon Jeffery (calf) is sitting out Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: He's day to day. There's a good chance Jeffery will be ready to go for next week's regular season dress rehearsal. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:26 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.61 (43rd)
     
  • DeMarco Murray, Bradford officially active
    DeMarco Murray is active for the Eagles' second preseason game.

    Advice: The Eagles have been managing Murray's reps coming off a 436-carry season. He'll likely see limited snaps after sitting out practice early this week. Sam Bradford has also been cleared for his Eagles debut. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:00 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.78 (42nd)
     
  • Robert Woods (hip) returns to practice
    Robert Woods (hip) returned to practice Saturday.

    Advice: The Bills held Woods out of their second preseason game, but his hip injury was never a concern. Sammy Watkins (glute) also returned to practice. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:34 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.31 (247th)
     
  • Rex confirms the Bills plan to keep three QBs
    Bills coach Rex Ryan said there is a "high possibility" the Bills keep three quarterbacks.

    Advice: This is great news for E.J. Manuel, who is well behind Tyrod Taylor and Matt Cassel on the depth chart. The Bills' website reported the team feels "there's still some ceiling to be reached" for Manuel. That may be true, but it has to be concerning Manuel was easily beaten by two "talents" like Cassel and Taylor in camp. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:43 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2450th)
     
  • Bills expected to keep three quarterbacks
    The Bills are expected to keep three quarterbacks.

    Advice: Tyrod Taylor and Matt Cassel are Buffalo’s top two quarterbacks. The Bills reportedly feel "there’s still some ceiling to be reached" with E.J. Manuel and plan to carry him as their No. 3. Manuel has worked exclusively with the backups in two preseason games, completing 13-of-22 passes (59.1 percent) for 188 yards and two touchdowns. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:02 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2450th)
     
  • Karlos Williams will be ready for Week 1
    Bills coach Rex Ryan is confident fifth-round RB Karlos Williams (illness) will be ready for Week 1.

    Advice: The Bills have yet to disclose the nature of Williams' malady, but there's little reason to doubt their Week 1 assertion. Williams had been trending toward No. 2 status behind LeSean McCoy, but it could default to veteran Fred Jackson with the rookie likely to miss the rest of camp and the preseason. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:22 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.12 (2584th)
     
  • Abdullah gets only two carries vs. 'Skins
    Ameer Abdullah rushed twice for seven yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Redskins.

    Advice: Theo Riddick again got the "start" in place of Joique Bell, but Abdullah was featured on the first drive. Neither player was in the game for long, as Matthew Stafford played just two series. Abdullah has been impressive all offseason, including last week's preseason opener. He has 74 yards on just nine exhibition carries (8.2 yards per carry). He's going to have a big Week 1 role. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:31 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.83 (104th)
     
  • Bills optimistic Shady will be ready for Wk 1
    Bills coach Rex Ryan reiterated Thursday that he's "cautiously optimistic" LeSean McCoy (hamstring) will be ready for Week 1.

    Advice: It's an indication the Bills were reassured by McCoy's MRI results. Shady has 24 days to get healthy for Buffalo's opener against the Colts. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:08 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.52 (32nd)
     
  • Bills missing loads of skill talent vs. CLE
    Bills WRs Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods and Percy Harvin are inactive for Thursday's preseason game against the Browns.

    Advice: It means Tyrod Taylor and Matt Cassel aren't going to have many weapons to work with as they jostle for the No. 1 job. Watkins is day to day with "soreness in his glute." Woods is battling an unknown (minor) ailment. Harvin has a hip issue. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:47 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.16 (96th)
     
  • Ravens rookie WR Perriman has sprained PCL
    Ravens first-round WR Breshad Perriman is dealing with a sprained right PCL.

    Advice: Speaking two days ago, coach John Harbaugh said Perriman's MRI came back "normal," but a sprained PCL would certainly qualify as an abnormality. Perriman has been out since the first practice of camp, and remains without a firm return date. It's looking increasingly likely he'll miss the entire preseason. For now, we don't have reason to doubt Perriman's Week 1 status, but that could change. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:49 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.24 (192nd)
     
  • Victor Cruz (calf) unlikely to play Saturday
    Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Victor Cruz is unlikely to play in the team's second preseason game.

    Advice: Cruz missed Wednesday's practice with a minor calf injury in his left leg. Coming off a devastating (right) knee injury, there is no reason to risk him in a preseason game. Cruz could play in the regular season dress rehearsal. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:55 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.76 (114th)
     
  • Coleman and Freeman game-time decisions
    Falcons coach Dan Quinn said RBs Tevin Coleman (hamstring) and Devonta Freeman (hamstring) are game-time decisions for Friday night's game against the Jets.

    Advice: Both players returned to practice on Monday after lengthy absences. Holding them out of the second preseason game would be the safe call, but the Falcons need to see what each player can do on the field. Without much time left to separate themselves in the competition, Freeman and Coleman will likely open the season in a timeshare. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:18 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.31 (69th)
     
  • DeMarco hopes to play 2nd preseason game
    Eagles RB DeMarco Murray said he wants to play in the second preseason game.

    Advice: "We’ll see how it goes," Murray said. "It’s obviously [Eagles coach Chip Kelly's] decision. But I felt good and I’m hoping to play." Murray was held out of most practice activities over the last two weeks as the Eagles try to manage his reps coming off a 436-carry season. He got in a full session of practice Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:40 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.78 (42nd)
     
  • Palmer: CJ?K a 'really, really good fit'
    Carson Palmer called newly-signed RB Chris Johnson a "really, really good fit" for the Cardinals' offense.

    Advice: "This is the kind of scheme that he can get put in certain situations where he has a mismatch," Palmer said. "We have a bunch of guys outside you’ve got to worry about and you’ve got to worry about him splitting the gap and taking it all the way." Palmer may be giving the aging Johnson too much big-play credit. Johnson has just nine runs of 20-plus yards the last two seasons and has zero of more than 50 yards. Still, this is another indication Johnson will be given a real shot to earn carries in the Cardinals' backfield. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:18 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.25 (1981st)
     
  • Arians indicates RB job open to competition
    Coach Bruce Arians "left open the possibility" that Chris Johnson could emerge as the Cardinals' "featured tailback."

    Advice: Arians also suggested Johnson could play himself off the roster, but he certainly sounds open to utilizing Johnson heavily if it's warranted. "If he wins it," said Arians, referring to Arizona's starting job. "I'm open to anything once you win it." Arians is planning on a truly merit-based backfield distribution, and stopped short Tuesday when given an opportunity to anoint Andre Ellington the Cardinals' starter. The Cardinals also got SPARQy third-round pick David Johnson back into the mix at Tuesday's practice. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:18 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.25 (1981st)
     
  • Post-MRI, LeSean McCoy to be ready Week 1
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports LeSean McCoy (hamstring) is expected to be ready for Week 1 against the Colts.

    Advice: McCoy badly pulled his left hamstring in Tuesday's practice, requiring an MRI. There was concern McCoy would have a lengthy absence, but the test results came back clean for the most part, and McCoy is merely week-to-week and in no real danger of missing regular-season action. It's highly unlikely we'll see him the rest of the preseason. Injuries have become a slight concern for McCoy, as he's also dealt with recent toe issues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:07 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.52 (32nd)
     
  • M. Wheaton expected to start over M. Bryant
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette expects Markus Wheaton to open the season starting over Martavis Bryant.

    Advice: Bryant is far-and-away the superior talent, but Ben Roethlisberger is pulling for Wheaton to have a "breakout" year, and by all accounts Wheaton has had a solid training camp. Bryant will remain the big-play specialist, while Wheaton handles slot receiver duties in three-wideout sets. Wheaton's talent remains a question mark, but he's worth a shot at his late-round fantasy ADP. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:08 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.19 (94th)
     
  • Karlos Williams expected to be ready for Wk 1
    Bills RB Karlos Williams (illness) will be sidelined "at least" two weeks after undergoing an undisclosed operation, but is expected to be ready for Week 1.

    Advice: The word that Williams should be ready for the Bills' opener against the Colts comes from coach Rex Ryan, who called Williams' injury "sensitive." The Bills haven't shed any light on the nature of Williams' ailment. His health has taken on increased importance as the Bills await MRI results on LeSean McCoy's hamstring. Fred Jackson remains sidelined with a hamstring issue of his own. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:55 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.12 (2584th)
     
  • LeSean McCoy going for MRI on left hamstring
    LeSean McCoy has been diagnosed with a left hamstring injury, and will undergo an MRI.

    Advice: Coach Rex Ryan did intone that McCoy's hamstring is "intact." As in, not off the bone. Either way, a multi-week absence is not off the table, and McCoy must be considered questionable for Week 1. He can safely be ruled out for the rest of the preseason. The next men up are Fred Jackson (hamstring) and Karlos Williams (illness), though both are sidelined. If there's good news, it's that the Bills expect Williams to be ready for Week 1. We should get a better idea of McCoy's timetable in the next 48 hours. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:49 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.52 (32nd)
     
  • LeSean McCoy limps off with left leg issue
    LeSean McCoy departed Tuesday's practice with a left leg injury.

    Advice: McCoy remained down on the field for several moments before limping to the locker room. A team already missing Fred Jackson (hamstring), Karlos Williams (illness), Anthony Dixon (calf) and Bryce Brown (hamstring) can't afford anything more than a day-to-day injury from its bell-cow back. The Bills will finish Tuesday's practice with Bronson Hill and Ricky Seale as their only healthy runners. McCoy can be safely ruled out for Thursday's game against the Lions. His status will be updated some time in the next 24 hours. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.52 (32nd)
     
  • Bears aren't concerned about Jeffery's status
    The Bears aren't concerned about Alshon Jeffery's (calf) status for Week 1.

    Advice: "He has a mild calf strain," GM Ryan Pace said. "We don’t anticipate that (he'll) miss (Week 1)." Pace essentially ruled Jeffery out for this weekend's preseason game, but there's zero reason to doubt his status for the opener. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:11 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.61 (43rd)
     
  • Breshad Perriman's MRI comes back 'normal'
    Ravens coach John Harbaugh confirms Breshad Perriman's (knee) MRI came back normal, but that the first-rounder is still dealing with swelling.

    Advice: Harbaugh called the rookie wideout's injury a sprain. It's unclear when Perriman might return to preseason action, but his Week 1 status doesn't yet appear to be in doubt. The Ravens would undoubtedly like Perriman to be ready for the team's regular season dress rehearsal on August 29. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:43 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.24 (192nd)
     
  • Cardinals aren't promising CJ?K roster spot
    Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says Chris Johnson hasn't been promised a roster spot, and that his role will be determined by how he fares in the preseason.

    Advice: The Cardinals' website expects CJ?K to be a "part of the rotation" at running back, but the ever-blunt Arians isn't willing to issue any public assurances. However, Arians also allowed for any possibility, including Johnson earning No. 1 duties. Johnson's 2014 play certainly doesn't warrant an automatic roster spot, but Andre Ellington's fragility and David Johnson's rawness means CJ will almost certainly make the team. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:18 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.25 (1981st)
     
  • Chris Johnson to be 'part of rotation' in AZ
    The Cardinals' website expects Chris Johnson to be "part of the rotation" in Arizona's backfield.

    Advice: Beat writer Darren Urban confirms Andre Ellington remains the "starter," but expects the Cards to keep five running backs. They'll be Ellington, Chris and David Johnson, short-yardage back Robert Hughes, and possibly Kerwynn Williams (or Stepfan Taylor). Urban did not guess at the carry distribution, but the Johnsons are clear and present threats to Ellington's workload. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:01 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.25 (1981st)
     
  • Alshon Jeffery expected to sit out Saturday
    Alshon Jeffery (calf) is expected to sit out the Bears' second preseason game on Saturday.

    Advice: Jeffery is traveling with the team, but the Bears have zero reason to risk their No. 1 wideout's health. Jeffery has shed his walking boot and crutches, and could return to practice some time in the next 7-10 days. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:01 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.61 (43rd)
     
  • Ravens sent Breshad Perriman for MRI on knee
    The Ravens sent first-round pick Breshad Perriman for an MRI on his "bruised and strained" knee on Monday.

    Advice: The Ravens have become increasingly frustrated with Perriman's slower-than-anticipated recovery, which has lasted since the first day of training camp. The good news is Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports Perriman's MRI results were "normal," and he should resume practicing "in a week or so." Perriman's Average Draft Position has begun to descend rapidly, potentially setting him up to be a value pick in the ninth round of 12-team drafts. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:49 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.24 (192nd)
     
  • Bills RB Karlos Williams likely out 'weeks'
    The Buffalo News reports hospitalized RB Karlos Williams will likely be sidelined for multiple "weeks."

    Advice: It is still unclear what Williams is dealing with, but the issue is reportedly "serious." Williams was making a push for the No. 2 running back job before getting injured. Fred Jackson (hamstring), Bryce Brown (hamstring) and Boobie Dixon (calf) are also sidelined. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:13 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.12 (2584th)
     
  • DeMarco (rest) expected to practice Wednesday
    Chip Kelly said DeMarco Murray (rest) is expected to return to practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Murray has missed almost a week of practice and the first preseason game. The Eagles have claimed Murray is not dealing with an injury. They are just managing his workload coming off a 436 carry season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:52 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.78 (42nd)
     
  • Sanders sidelined last 11 days with hamstring
    Emmanuel Sanders has been sidelined the last 11 days with a hamstring injury.

    Advice: Originally described as a cramp, it sounds as if Sanders actually pulled his hamstring in practice on August 6. He should still be 100 percent by the regular season, but soft-tissue injuries are always concerning. He is unlikely to play in the Broncos' second preseason game. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:17 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    10.27 (58th)
     
  • Johnson's contact for the veteran mininmum
    Chris Johnson's new deal with the Cardinals is worth $870,000.

    Advice: Johnson has to rush for 1,300 yards and make the Pro Bowl to reach the $2 million number quoted at signing. Johnson has not done either of those things since 2010. With no signing bonus and only $400,000 guaranteed, this is a low risk contract for the Cardinals. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.25 (1981st)
     
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