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  • Panthers sign QB Anderson to 2-year extension
    Panthers signed QB Derek Anderson to a two-year, $5 million extension through 2017.

    Advice: Anderson, 32, made two starts for the Panthers last season, leading the team to a 2-0 record while Cam Newton was hurt. Across those two starts and parts of three other games, Anderson completed 65-of-97 passes (67 percent) for 701 yards and a 5:0 TD:INT ratio. He's one of the better backups with a rocket arm. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:08 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.13 (2688th)
     
  • E.J. Manuel expected to beat out Matt Cassel
    E.J. Manuel is expected to open the season as the Bills' No. 2 quarterback.

    Advice: He's earned it with a phenomenal preseason. Manuel has completed 20-of-30 passes (66.7 percent) for 358 yards (11.9 YPA) and a 4:0 TD:INT ratio. GM Doug Whaley still "strongly supports" Manuel, whom Whaley picked 16th overall in 2013. Matt Cassel is expected to be released by Saturday afternoon. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:58 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2455th)
     
  • Report: Bills discussing cutting Matt Cassel
    WGR 550 Buffalo's Sal Cappacio reports the Bills are "having internal debate" on whether or not to release QB Matt Cassel.

    Advice: Cassel has had an up-and-down six months in Buffalo, going from struggling badly to having a so-so training camp and preseason. Meanwhile, Tyrod Taylor has lit Buffalo on fire with his legs and earned the starting job. E.J. Manuel has performed in the preseason with a 146.9 passer rating, giving him the edge over Cassel. Releasing Cassel would save the Bills $4.75 million against the cap. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:54 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.06 (2713th)
     
  • Manziel describes elbow injury as tendinitis
    Johnny Manziel describes his elbow injury as "tendinitis," and says it's something he's dealt with since his freshman year of college.

    Advice: Manziel also reveals he received a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews, but that the famed orthopedic surgeon didn't recommend surgery. Both Manziel and coach Mike Pettine expect him to be ready to back up Josh McCown in Week 1. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:56 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.05 (2715th)
     
  • Bears claim QB Zac Dysert off waivers
    Bears claimed QB Zac Dysert off waivers from the Broncos.

    Advice: Dysert played for coach John Fox and OC Adam Gase in Denver, but spent 2014 on the practice squad. He's insurance against backup Jimmy Clausen's concussion. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:50 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2467th)
     
  • Brady decision coming by 'end of the week'
    Federal judge Richard Berman expects a ruling in the Tom Brady case by the "end of the week."

    Advice: A decision was tentatively expected to come down on Tuesday, but that isn't happening. Berman could be giving the sides more time to reach a settlement, but it's reportedly unlikely. Thankfully the melodramatic food fight will be over before Week 1. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:45 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2493rd)
     
  • Case Keenum to be Nick Foles' backup
    Case Keenum will be the Rams' No. 2 quarterback.

    Advice: Keenum has beaten out Austin Davis for the right to back up Nick Foles. With the Rams using (wasting?) a third-round pick on Sean Mannion, Davis will probably be waived. Keenum has some raw playmaking ability, but is prone to streaks of wildness/total ineffectiveness. He's a second-tier backup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:42 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2477th)
     
  • Johnny Manziel (elbow) still not throwing
    Johnny Manziel (elbow) has yet to resume throwing.

    Advice: As expected, he'll miss Thursday's preseason finale. It's a missed opportunity to put something good on film, but Manziel's odds of making starts this years have more to do with Josh McCown's early-season effectiveness than anything else. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:11 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.05 (2715th)
     
  • Matt Barkley will start fourth preseason game
    Eagles QB Matt Barkley will start the team's fourth preseason game.

    Advice: This suggests Barkley is ahead of Tim Tebow in the battle for the third quarterback spot, but coach Chip Kelly may think Tebow's versatility makes him more valuable. Barkley could help his trade value with a good showing. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:49 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2502nd)
     
  • Vikings waive/injure QB Mike Kafka
    Vikings waived/injured QB Mike Kafka.

    Advice: He will revert to injured reserve once he passes through waivers. Depending on the severity of the injury, Kafka could be released with an injury settlement. This transaction gets the Vikings down to 75 players. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:52 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2498th)
     
  • Browns place Shaw on IR, make five moves
    Browns placed QB Connor Shaw (thumb) on injured reserve.

    Advice: Shaw broke the thumb on his throwing hand in the first preseason game and underwent surgery in mid-August. He should be 100 percent for the offseason program. Cleveland also placed OT Michael Bowie (shoulder) on injured reserve. CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu (knee), TE Randall Telfer (foot) and RB Glenn Winston (knee) were placed on the reserve/NFI list. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:42 am
    Injured Reserve
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2468th)
     
  • Bills confirm Taylor as starting quarterback
    The Bills have confirmed Tyrod Taylor will be their starting quarterback.

    Advice: "It all comes down to the explosiveness Tyrod brings to us," were the words of coach Rex Ryan. Taylor is certainly explosive, but has lacked passing finesse going back to his days at Virginia Tech. He'll be someone the Bills try to hide, hoping for rushing yards and big plays. Taylor's legs put him on the QB2 radar, and leave him as an intriguing early-season possibility in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:22 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.25 (44th)
     
  • Jimmy Clausen dealing with concussion
    Bears No. 2 QB Jimmy Clausen has a concussion.

    Advice: Clausen should be ready for Week 1, but it means he'll miss valuable reps in Thursday's preseason finale. It's also a concern after Clausen was concussed on a vicious hit late last season. Clausen is one of the league's poorer backups, but he could end up making starts if Jay Cutler's career continues its downward trajectory. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.13 (2689th)
     
  • Terrelle Pryor practicing on Monday
    Browns WR Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) is practicing on Monday.

    Advice: It puts him on track to suit up for Thursday's preseason finale, though coach Mike Pettine has said it's not an end-all, be-all for his roster status. Despite his lost summer, Pryor appears to have the inside track to a 53-man spot. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.61 (2682nd)
     
  • RGIII era officially over in Washington D.C.
    Robert Griffin III has been benched.

    Advice: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the Days of Our Lives. Beset by never-ending drama and an inability to stay at 100 percent, RGIII has met his predictable end for the league's most dysfunctional franchise. It's possible he won't even be the first man off the bench, with vanilla coach Jay Gruden preferring Colt McCoy's pop-gun skill-set to RGIII's unrefined dual-threat aesthetic. Much of Griffin's issues are his own doing, but he's received zero help from a franchise that's offered bafflingly little support since making him a centerpiece three years ago. A trade or release is best for all parties involved, and the sooner, the better. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:00 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.07 (2701st)
     
  • Gruden names Kirk Cousins starter for 2015
    Redskins coach Jay Gruden named Kirk Cousins the team's starting quarterback.

    Advice: Gruden said Cousins "is the best quarterback on our roster" and will be the starter for all of 2015. That may be the intention today, but nothing in the Redskins' recent history suggests they will slide through the entire season with one quarterback. Cousins owns a 59-percent career completion rate and has thrown 19 interceptions to 18 touchdowns in his three-year career. Robert Griffin III and even Colt McCoy could still make starts this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:46 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.28 (43rd)
     
  • Jameis Winston dealing with sprained ankle
    Bucs OC Dirk Koetter confirmed Jameis Winston is dealing with a sprained ankle.

    Advice: Koetter said the ankle is affecting his play, but he does not expect it to be a problem in the regular season. Winston suffered the injury in the second preseason game. He played well in that contest, but he struggled in the third exhibition game. Injured or not, up and down performances are what fantasy owners should expect from the rookie signal caller. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:30 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.81 (40th)
     
  • Rapoport expects Bills to cut a quarterback
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport expects the Bills to cut a quarterback after naming Tyrod Taylor their starter.

    Advice: Coach Rex Ryan has said the team would probably keep three quarterbacks, but he has been anything but forthcoming about his quarterbacks during the last month. E.J. Manuel seems like the obvious choice if Buffalo decides to release someone, but Matt Cassel's $4.75 million cap charge could earn him the boot. The Bills would get all of that $4.75 million off the cap by releasing Cassel. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:15 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.06 (2713th)
     
  • Bills going with Tyrod Taylor at quarterback
    Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reports the Bills have decided Tyrod Taylor will be their starting quarterback.

    Advice: ESPN's Adam Schefter hinted at this possibility earlier Monday. Taylor only attempted 35 regular season passes as Joe Flacco's backup in Baltimore for four seasons, but he offers the Bills a rushing dimension veteran Matt Cassel cannot match. That rushing ability should land Tyrod Taylor on the streaming radar as long as he holds the job. He has 108 yards and a touchdown on the ground this preseason. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:35 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.25 (44th)
     
  • 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 (2462nd)
     
  • Settlement talks go nowhere on Monday
    Tom Brady and the NFL failed to reach a settlement Monday in their dispute over Brady's four-game suspension.

    Advice: The talks went nowhere and the hearing was over quickly. Fox Sports' Mike Garafolo reports a decision from U.S. District Judge Richard Berman is expected tomorrow or Wednesday. We are finally nearing the end of this ridiculous saga. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:22 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2493rd)
     
  • Thursday not 'make or break' for Pryor
    Browns coach Mike Pettine said the fourth preseason game is not "make or break" for WR Terrelle Pryor (hamstring).

    Advice: Pryor has missed the entire preseason slate after going down with a hamstring injury early in camp, and Pettine said last week the window was closing on him making the team. Pettine appears to have softened that stance, perhaps because Pryor represents the most athletic upside in the Browns' nondescript receiving corps. Pryor's spot on the final roster is still very much up in the air. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:58 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.61 (2682nd)
     
  • Broncos waive Zac Dysert, 10 others
    Broncos waived QB Zac Dysert.

    Advice: Dysert was beaten out by rookie Trevor Siemian. Denver also waived/released ILB Reggie Walker, CB Tevrin Brandon, G Andre Davis, TE Joe Don Duncan, P Spencer Lanning, S Ross Madison, TE Jake Murphy, RB Jeremy Stewart and OLB Chase Vaughn. After placing rookie TE Jeff Heuerman on injured reserve, Denver needs to make four more roster moves ahead of Tuesday's deadline. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:46 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2467th)
     
  • Report: Redskins not trying to trade RGIII
    CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Redskins are not trying to trade Robert Griffin III.

    Advice: La Canfora confirmed ESPN's report the team was informed Kirk Cousins would be the Week 1 starter, but he denied the team was actively trying to trade Griffin. Despite the lack of trade talk, La Canfora called Griffin's future with the organization "murky at best." Griffin's $16.155 million 2016 option is only guaranteed for injury, so it would be in the Redskins' best interests to keep him out of harm's way this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:16 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.07 (2701st)
     
  • Ryan has not told quarterbacks his decision
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Bills coach Rex Ryan has not told any of his quarterbacks who will start Week 1.

    Advice: Ryan said he planned to make his decision on Sunday, but at this point he has yet to tell whomever won the competition they will be starting. Schefter said Tyrod Taylor has "mounting support" because Ryan knows how difficult it is to defend a dual-threat quarterback. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:45 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.25 (44th)
     
  • Report: Kirk Cousins named Week 1 starter
    ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini reports the Redskins have named Kirk Cousins as their Week 1 starter.

    Advice: Over the weekend Russini reported Washington planned to start Cousins Week 1. She has taken it a step further this time by saying the team was informed of the decision to start Cousins this morning. Russini's original report was questioned by other national reporters like the NFL Network's Albert Breer, so it will be interesting to see if this one gets any pushback. It is becoming clear Robert Griffin III's time in Washington is nearing its end. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:20 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.28 (43rd)
     
  • Report: Dan Snyder not blocking RGIII trade
    The Washington Post reports Redskins owner Dan Snyder is not blocking a trade of Robert Griffin III.

    Advice: A report from ESPN suggested coach Jay Gruden and GM Scot McCloughan would like to move on from Griffin, but they were meeting resistance from ownership. A source told The Washington Post the report was "100 percent wrong." Even if Washington wanted to move Griffin, they would struggle to find any takers. It would probably be best for all involved if Griffin moved on, but it is hard to see Washington cutting a quarterback they traded the farm for just three years ago. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:23 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.07 (2701st)
     
  • Manning, starters expected to play Thursday
    Eli Manning and the rest of the Giants' starters are expected to play in the fourth preseason game.

    Advice: Most coaches give their starters the game off with the regular season barely more than a week away, but Tom Coughlin is not most coaches. Even if the starters suit up, they are unlikely to see more than a series or two. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:16 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.44 (12th)
     
  • Tony Romo 'light years ahead' of last year
    Cowboys QBs coach Wade Wilson said Tony Romo is "light years ahead" of where he was at this point last season.

    Advice: Romo spent most of last offseason recovering from offseason back surgery. Healthy this year, he was able to participate in OTAs and minicamp for the first time since 2012. Despite the missed offseason, Romo posted the most efficient season of his career in 2014, averaging 8.5 yards per attempt and throwing a touchdown on 7.8 percent of his throws. Both of those numbers will come down this year, but Romo remains a solid QB1. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:11 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.27 (6th)
     
  • Derek Carr's night sullied by pick six
    Derek Carr completed 18-of-34 passes for 213 yards and an interception in the Raiders' third preseason game.

    Advice: He engineered nine drives in two-plus quarters, resulting in five Sebastian Janikowski field goals. Carr's biggest play in the first half came on a deep wheel route to FB Marcel Reece, gaining 42 yards down the sideline. On third-and-long later in the second quarter, Carr made a strong throw to Amari Cooper down the right sideline, exposing Patrick Peterson for a 36-yard hookup. An otherwise mediocre night was sullied when Carr got pick-sixed by Cardinals UDFA corner Cariel Brooks on Oakland's opening drive of the second half. That was Carr's final throw of Sunday's game. Carr is a low-end QB2 in fantasy leagues this season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:16 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.90 (48th)
     
  • Carson Palmer picked 2x in 3rd preseason game
    Carson Palmer completed 8-of-22 passes for 103 yards and two interceptions in the Cardinals' third preseason game.

    Advice: Bruce Arians let the ones play longer than expected because the offense struggled so much. Palmer was intercepted on Arizona's first drive, getting picked on an errant wide throw by Raiders FS Nate Allen along the sideline. The rest of the first half, Arizona's offensive line was bullied by Khalil Mack & Co., leaving Palmer without clean passing-game looks and forcing him into inaccurate throws. Palmer was picked again by Allen toward the end of the second quarter. Through three preseason contests, Palmer is 15-of-33 passing for 268 yards, one touchdown, and the two picks. He's been sacked five times among 38 dropbacks. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:03 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.93 (17th)
     
  • Snyder, McCloughan agree on Griffin?
    Citing multiple sources, Profootballtalk.com reports "no schism exists" between the Redskins' front office and owner Dan Snyder regarding the future of Robert Griffin III in Washington.

    Advice: A previous ESPN report strongly hinted Redskins management and coaches want to move on from RG3, but are "meeting resistance from team ownership." PFT's Mike Florio contends that "this simply isn't true," and "everyone is on the same page." Florio insists Snyder is not hindering the Redskins' football operations. Based on Snyder's track record, that is arguably difficult to buy. Either way, Griffin's future in Washington is clear as mud. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:40 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.07 (2701st)
     
  • Mallett up and down in 3rd preseason game
    Ryan Mallett completed 9-of-17 passes for 77 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' third preseason game.

    Advice: Brian Hoyer played just about a quarter, giving Mallett lots of run in the first half and into the third quarter. The offense largely sputtered after Hoyer left, but Mallett did throw a rocket for a would-be 15-yard touchdown to TE Ryan Griffin, only for Griffin to bobble the ball on the way down and have the score negated. Mallett finally got the offense moving on a third-quarter drive against the Saints' reserve defense, hitting Jaelen Strong for a six-yard score. Mallett is very clearly the backup to Hoyer in Houston and didn't even make it a race this preseason. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.07 (2705th)
     
  • Report: Redskins split over Griffin's future
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Redskins "front office officials and coaches" want to move on from Robert Griffin III, but are "meeting resistance from team ownership."

    Advice: It's no secret owner Dan Snyder played a major role in spoiling RG3, resulting in clashes with both the Shanahan and Gruden coaching staffs. It now sounds like GM Scot McCloughan is on board with cutting ties on Griffin, but Snyder isn't letting the move happen. Schefter reports the Skins have gone so far as to shop RG3 on the trade market, "but have found no interest." A split between the Redskins' organization and Griffin seems imminent. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:47 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.07 (2701st)
     
  • Brees sharp in 3rd preseason game
    Drew Brees completed 4-of-6 passes for 40 yards in the Saints' third preseason game.

    Advice: Playing only one possession, Brees marched the Saints downfield with hookups to Brandin Cooks (6, 13), Mark Ingram (12), and Ben Watson (9) before a converted field goal. Amid concerns about a ball-control offense, the Saints are continuing to spread the field with three wide receivers on the majority of plays. With Ben Roethlisberger losing Martavis Bryant, Brees is in the top-five fantasy quarterback conversation behind Andrew Luck and Aaron Rodgers, and along with Russell Wilson and Peyton Manning. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:40 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.90 (4th)
     
  • Eagles cut Kinne, 11 others ahead of Tuesday
    Eagles cut WR G.J. Kinne.

    Advice: Kinne transitioned from quarterback to wide receiver this offseason in an effort to make the final roster. Along with Kinne, Philadelphia cut CB Marc Anthony, S Brandan Bishop, C Mike Coccia, T Kevin Graf, DE Alfy Hill, WR Mike Johnson, OLB Dasman McCullum, WR Josh Reese, DE Jeremy Towns, TE Justin Tukes and OL Jared Wheeler. The Eagles have three more players to trim before Tuesday's deadline. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:30 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2393rd)
     
  • Jaguars cut 12 ahead of Tuesday's deadline
    Jaguars cut QB Jeff Tuel, WR Tandon Doss, CB Tommie Campbell, S Desmond Cooper, TE Connor Hamlett, P/K Kasey Redfern, DE Camaron Beard, DT Eric Crume, OL Cody Booth, OL Jack Rummells, LB Khairi Fortt and LB Mister Alexander.

    Advice: The Jags had until Tuesday to get their roster down to 75, but they decided to get it over with quickly. Jeff Tuel is the most famous name on this list. Tuel Time started one game for the Bills in 2013, the only start of his career. Khairi Fortt was a fourth-round pick of the Saints in 2014. A standout at both Penn State and Cal, Fortt has dealt with knee injuries since college. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:12 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2472nd)
     
  • Redskins' quarterback decision a group effort
    Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he will discuss his quarterback decision with GM Scot McCloughan, team president Bruce Allen and owner Daniel Snyder.

    Advice: Gruden added he had the final say in the quarterback decision, but if that were the case Robert Griffin III likely would not have been named the starter in February. Kirk Cousins was shaky in the third preseason game, but at this point he may offer Washington the best chance to win. Griffin may not be cleared from his concussion in time to play Week 1, so all of this may end up being a moot point. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:31 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.28 (43rd)
     
  • Eli Manning throws bad pick against Jets
    Eli Manning completed 12-of-16 passes for 91 yards and one interception in Saturday’s preseason dress rehearsal against the Jets.

    Advice: He was also sacked twice for six yards. Antonio Cromartie anticipated Manning’s last pass of the night and took it all the way back for an easy pick-six. He was looking for James Jones on the play. It wasn’t one of Eli’s better outings, but at least he got on the same page with Odell Beckham (five catches for 31 yards) after missing him five times in last week’s win over the Jaguars. The 12-year veteran will finish the preseason 20-of-39 for 158 yards and no touchdowns. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:37 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.44 (12th)
     
  • Winston has uninspiring 3rd preseason game
    Jameis Winston completed just 6-of-15 passes for 90 yards and one interception in the Bucs' third preseason game Saturday night.

    Advice: It was another ugly night for Winston after he looked impressive in the Bucs' second preseason game last Monday evening. We're not going to overreact, however, as Winston was without No. 1 receiver Mike Evans (hamstring) and playing behind what has the looks of an awful offensive line. Winston's interception was all on him, though; he was under heavy pressure and staggering backward before throwing off his back foot into the middle of the field for an easy pick. After three preseason games, Winston is 23-of-47 for 311 yards, no touchdowns, and two interceptions. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:30 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.81 (40th)
     
  • Kirk Cousins shaky in preseason start
    Kirk Cousins completed 20-of-27 passes for 190 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Redskins' third preseason game.

    Advice: Cousins looked scared in the pocket early in the game. His interception came on a screen pass when he forced the ball into a crowd, and he fumbled a snap on the first play of the next drive. He struggled with ball placement all night, and his touchdown came on a tipped ball which should have been intercepted. Cousins calmed down as the game wore on, and he was sharp two-minute touchdown drive to close out the first half. Even if Cousins opens the season as the starter, he should not be trusted in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:29 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.28 (43rd)
     
  • Tony Romo tosses two scores in four drives
    Tony Romo completed 5-of-8 passes for 88 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: The highlight was a 60-yard touchdown strike to Terrance Williams, where the wideout did most of the work after the catch. With nothing to prove, Romo finishes the preseason with just six attempts. Romo's season will be defined by how the running game fares in the absence of DeMarco Murray. Romo was far more efficient last season with the run taking pressure off his arm. He's a low-end QB1. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:07 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.27 (6th)
     
  • Bills to make decision on starting QB Sunday
    Rex Ryan said the Bills will make their decision on a starting quarterback Sunday.

    Advice: The Bills don't plan to announce their starter, but there should be some clarity by early next week. Tyrod Taylor remains the favorite to start, though E.J. Manuel has put himself in the conversation after throwing for 170 yards and two touchdowns in Buffalo's third preseason game. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:00 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.25 (44th)
     
  • Tyrod Taylor continues strong preseason
    Tyrod Taylor competed 12-of-13 passes for 122 yards in Buffalo's third preseason game, adding one carry for 20 yards and a touchdown.

    Advice: Taylor was the No. 3 quarterback through the rotation, but all three QBs played with the first-team offensive line. He showed good accuracy on all of his throws, and was able to go through his progressions from the pocket. Taylor did nothing to lose his lead on the Bills starting job, though E.J. Manuel also had a strong showing. Taylor is 24-of-31 for 266 yards (11.1 YPA), with 108 rushing yards and a touchdown through three preseason games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.25 (44th)
     
  • Terrelle Pryor sitting out 3rd preseason game
    Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) is sitting out Saturday's regular season dress rehearsal.

    Advice: Pryor has resumed practicing, but his conditioning isn't up to speed. With the Browns' starters unlikely to see much, if any, action in next week's exhibition finale, it means Pryor will end the summer with no meaningful snaps as he makes the transition from quarterback. Pryor has the high-end athleticism the Browns lack basically everywhere else on offense, but he could be too raw for a spot on the 53-man roster. If the Browns keep him, it will be because he flashed convincingly in the offseason program. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.61 (2682nd)
     
  • Matt Cassel plays two series against Steelers
    Matt Cassel completed 6-of-7 passes for 38 yards in Buffalo's third preseason game.

    Advice: E.J. Manuel started, with Cassel the No. 2 quarterback through the rotation. Cassel nearly threw a pick-six on a tipped pass at the line of scrimmage, but managed to avoid making any other mistakes. The Bills can't be overly impressed with what the saw from Cassel. Cassel is 13-of-15 for 83 yards in two preseason appearances. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:44 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.06 (2713th)
     
  • E.J. Manuel looks good in preseason start
    E.J. Manuel completed 7-of-8 passes for 170 yards and two touchdowns in Buffalo's third preseason game.

    Advice: Manuel started and played the first two series, throwing a 67-yard touchdown to a wide-open Charles Clay. He re-entered the game in the third quarter and immediately threw a second touchdown. Manuel is now 20-of-30 passing for 358 yards and four touchdowns through three preseason games. The Bills starting quarterback will likely come down to Manuel or Tyrod Taylor. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:02 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2455th)
     
  • Report: No decision on Redskins' starter
    NFL Network's Albert Breer said the Redskins have yet to make a decision on their Week 1 starter.

    Advice: This negates a report from ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini, who said Kirk Cousins had been tabbed for Week 1. Russini spent several years covering the Redskins, so she is aa plugged in with the team as any national reporter. Robert Griffin III (concussion) may not be cleared to play by Week 1, which would make this all a moot point. The bigger point to take away from the last week is the Redskins' organization is about as dysfunctional as they come. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:42 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.28 (43rd)
     
  • Report: Skins to start Kirk Cousins in Week 1
    ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini reports the Redskins plan to start Kirk Cousins in Week 1 against the Dolphins.

    Advice: Russini made her bones as a D.C. reporter, so she is as plugged into the team as any national reporter. ESPN's Ed Werder reported GM Scot McCloughan is "determined to change team culture" and could decide to move on from Robert Griffin III. The mystifying situation surrounding Griffin's concussion may have given McCloughan a prime opportunity to cut ties. Cousins is the owner of a career 59-percent completion rate and has an 18:19 TD-to-INT ratio across 14 NFL appearances. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:14 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.28 (43rd)
     
  • Kirk Cousins will start third preseason game
    Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will start the third preseason game.

    Advice: Cousins has gotten most of the second-team reps ahead of Colt McCoy, so this is not that surprising. With Robert Griffin III (concussion) sidelined indefinitely, Cousins could open the season as the Redskins' starter. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:03 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.28 (43rd)
     
  • Tom Brady throws 2 INTs in preseason game
    Tom Brady completed 7-of-13 passes for 84 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Patriots' third preseason game.

    Advice: Starting the game and playing 27 snaps, Brady got sacked to end New England's first possession and gained nine years apiece on a pair of scrambles, taking another blow at the end of the second. The first of Brady's interceptions was really a lost fumble by Aaron Dobson, which Peanut Tillman wrestled away. Brady rallied back to hit Scott Chandler for an 18-yard touchdown on a fade pass. He was replaced by Jimmy Garoppolo on the Patriots' first second-half drive. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:33 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2493rd)
     
  • Robert Griffin III still in concussion protocol
    Robert Griffin III (concussion) will not be cleared for Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: Griffin hasn't been cleared by an independent doctor and remains in the concussion protocol. The Redskins originally expected him to play, but will hold him out at least one more week. Griffin missing Washington's third preseason game is a concern after last week's disastrous performance. The Redskins are starting Kirk Cousins in Griffin's place. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:12 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.07 (2701st)
     
  • Bills not putting stock in third preseason game
    Rex Ryan "isn’t putting much stock" in the third preseason game.

    Advice: "About as much stock as I put in the other ones. I don’t say ‘here is the dress rehearsal.’ It’s not that this game is more important. I don’t look at it that way." E.J. Manuel is starting the third preseason game, but isn’t a serious contender for the Week 1 job. Tyrod Taylor and Matt Cassel will rotate with the first team. The No. 2 quarterback through Buffalo’s rotation should ultimately be more telling on who the Bills plan to start. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2455th)
     
  • Ryan Mallett returns to Texans practice
    Ryan Mallett returned to Texans practice Friday after oversleeping on Thursday, and was the third quarterback through practice drills.

    Advice: Coach Bill O'Brien did insist after the session that Mallett remains second on the depth chart behind Brian Hoyer. "The situation with Ryan not being at practice that's between Ryan and I," O'Brien said. "Some things are left within the team." Mallett should open the season carrying the clipboard for Hoyer. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:24 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.07 (2705th)
     
  • Terrelle Pryor 'on course' to play Saturday
    Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) is "on course" to play in the Browns' third preseason game Saturday barring a setback on Friday.

    Advice: Pryor needs it. After missing the majority of the month with a hamstring injury, Pryor sounded "dejected" at practice this week with the injury taking its toll on him. Pryor just needs to get on the field Saturday and show something -- anything, really -- to earn a 53-man roster spot. We can't see the rebuilding Browns cutting the only physically-gifted, big receiver on the team. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:12 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.61 (2682nd)
     
  • Ryan Mallett overslept Thursday's practice
    Ryan Mallett missed Thursday's practice because he overslept.

    Advice: It's hard to fathom for a 27-year-old man who was in pursuit of the Texans' starting job as recently as three days ago. The Texans gave Mallett a chance to make something of his career after three years in the Patriots backup wilderness, and he's responded in remarkably limp fashion. The Browns have a strong case, as well, but you could argue Houston has the worst quarterback situation in the NFL. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:53 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.07 (2705th)
     
  • '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 Thursday, 4:49 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2455th)
     
  • Griffin III (concussion) officially cleared
    Robert Griffin III (concussion) has been officially cleared for Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: The embattled starter could see upwards of a half of action against the Ravens. Griffin remains Washington's No. 1, but his grip will grow extremely tenuous if Saturday goes as poorly as last week's game did. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.07 (2701st)
     
  • RGIII plays coy on concussion status
    Robert Griffin III won't say if he suffered a concussion in last Thursday's preseason game.

    Advice: The scuttlebutt has been that Washington made up RGIII's concussion so he could avoid talking to the media following a disastrous performance. "You’ve got to talk to the people who report that stuff," Griffin said. "I don’t report that stuff. I was in the locker room, taking a shower, getting ready to watch the rest of the game, so I don’t know." Even by Washington's standards, this is a ridiculous melodrama. RGIII will play in Saturday's regular season dress rehearsal. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:24 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.07 (2701st)
     
  • Terrelle Pryor unsure of Saturday status
    Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) is unsure if he'll be available for Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: Pryor said it depends on how he feels Friday. Already sidelined for Cleveland's first two preseason games, Pryor's roster odds could take a critical blow if he isn't ready for the regular season dress rehearsal. Of course, the Browns find themselves so short of premium athletes on offense that they may be willing to roll the dice on Pryor regardless of what he does the rest of the summer. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:20 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.61 (2682nd)
     
  • 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 Thursday, 10:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2455th)
     
  • Ryan Mallett absent from practice Thursday
    Texans QB Ryan Mallett did not practice Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Bill O'Brien declined to say why Mallett missed practice, but said he should be back on Friday. It was announced this week Mallett lost the battle for the starting job to Brian Hoyer. Mallett said he was disappointed with the team's decision but promised to work hard and be ready to play. It is unclear if the team's decision had anything to do with his absence on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:47 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.07 (2705th)
     
  • Browns shelve Manziel for rest of preseason
    The Browns are expected to shut down Johnny Manziel (elbow soreness) for the rest of the preseason.

    Advice: An MRI on Manziel’s elbow showed no structural damage, but the Browns plan to hold him out of the final two preseason games. "I see it as a minor setback," coach Mike Pettine said. "If this was the regular season, it might be a different story." With Connor Shaw sidelined, the Browns will likely add a quarterback behind Josh McCown and Thad Lewis. Manziel should be cleared before Week 1, but this hurts his chances of making early-season starts. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:55 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.05 (2715th)
     
  • Bills may rotate QBs in third preseason game
    The Bills could use all three of their quarterbacks with the first-team offense in Saturday’s preseason game.

    Advice: "I’m not going to tip my hand, but you are very intelligent," Rex Ryan said when asked if Buffalo would rotate quarterbacks. Most teams use the third preseason game as a regular season dress rehearsal, with the starters playing into the second half. The Bills using it as a deciding factor for their starting quarterback would be a concern from a chemistry standpoint. Buffalo’s offense has rarely played together this preseason, with LeSean McCoy, Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods, and Percy Harvin all dealing with injuries. Tyrod Taylor is the favorite to start Week 1, but the Bills have been giving first-team practice reps to all three quarterbacks. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:39 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.25 (44th)
     
  • Terrelle Pryor (hammy) back in full pads Wed.
    Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Pryor had to get back to practice this week if he's going to make the roster. He initially injured his hamstring the first week of August, returned August 15, but re-tweaked it on the 18th, and had been out until today. Pryor missed the Browns' initial scrimmage and the first two preseason games. He's going to need to make some sort of impression the next two weeks to earn a spot. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.61 (2682nd)
     
  • Gruden: We're not benching Robert Griffin III
    Redskins coach Jay Gruden is adamant he won't be benching Robert Griffin III.

    Advice: RGIII will start Saturday's game against the Ravens after suffering a concussion last week. Kirk Cousins will be the first man off the bench, suggesting he has a leg up on Colt McCoy for No. 2 duties. Although Griffin has never looked like a fit for Gruden's offense, he's still the only one of Washington's quarterbacks with anything resembling upside. That being said, one of Cousins and McCoy — and quite possibly both — will likely make starts this season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:38 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.07 (2701st)
     
  • Winston's ankle not considered a concern
    The ankle injury Jameis Winston appeared to suffer in the second preseason game is not considered serious.

    Advice: Winston appeared to twist his ankle while being sacked by Geno Atkins. He was visibly limping after the sack, but stayed in the game for the last play of the series. Winston did not play another snap after the series, but coach Lovie Smith said he could have if he was needed. He should be good to go for the third preseason game. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:07 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.81 (40th)
     
  • Brady, Goodell scheduled for one more meeting
    Attorneys for the NFL and NFLPA are scheduled to meet with U.S. District Judge Richard Berman on August 31.

    Advice: Tom Brady and Roger Goodell will also be at the meeting. This will likely be the last time the parties meet with Judge Berman before he renders a decision on Brady's suspension. Both sides want a decision by September 4, one day before the suspension is scheduled to begin. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2493rd)
     
  • Winston much better in second preseason game
    Jameis Winston completed 8-of-13 passes for 90 yards in the Bucs' second preseason game Monday night.

    Advice: The Bucs' first-team offense was lightyears better than it was in the preseason opener, but still could only manage seven points on five possessions. The opening drive was absolutely perfect with Doug Martin carrying the offense down the field behind 57 yards on five carries. Winston topped it off with a one-yard touchdown run on a bootleg to the right. He still missed some throws high and was unable to hook up with Mike Evans on two deep shots. The offensive line also gave up too much pressure and ultimately forced Winston out of the game early in the second quarter after he appeared to hurt his ankle on a sack. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:18 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.81 (40th)
     
  • Browns don't want Manziel to change motion
    The Browns believe Johnny Manziel's three-quarter release is what's causing his elbow pain, but they don't want him to change his throwing motion.

    Advice: "I think that’s an advantage that he has," coach Mike Pettine said. "There are times he’ll change his arm angle to make a throw. If you stick with your traditional throwing motion, the ball (might) get knocked down (in some situations)." Impressed with Manziel's summer, the Browns are hopeful he'll be ready for this weekend's regular season dress rehearsal. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:32 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.05 (2715th)
     
  • Terrelle Pryor back on the roster bubble?
    ESPN Cleveland believes Terrelle Pryor's (hamstring) roster odds could come down to the next 72 hours.

    Advice: Reporter Tony Grossi believes Pryor "has" to practice this week and play in Saturday's regular season dress rehearsal to have a realistic shot at making the team. Coach Mike Pettine has basically said the same. Pryor was looking like a lock in early August, but at this point, his odds are probably worse than 50-50. Switching positions, he simply couldn't afford to miss as much camp time as he has. Rotoworld.com Aug 24, 11:16 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.61 (2682nd)
     
  • OC: Johnny Manziel 'new guy' this season
    Browns OC John DeFilippo said QB Johnny Manziel is a "new man" this season.

    Advice: He added the sophomore's understanding of the game has changed drastically. Josh McCown appears locked in as the Browns' Week 1 starter, but he was dreadful in Tampa Bay last season and looked bad in the second preseason game. It remains likely Manziel gets starts this season. Manziel is currently sitting out practice due to soreness in his elbow. Rotoworld.com Aug 24, 7:43 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.05 (2715th)
     
  • Robert Griffin III already cleared
    Robert Griffin III (head) returned to full-squad practice on Sunday.

    Advice: There have been rumors the Redskins fabricated RG3's preseason concussion in order to keep Griffin from having to deal with media after the game. He's apparently already been cleared and resumed working with the first-team offense. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 11:38 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.07 (2701st)
     
  • Johnny Manziel out with 'elbow discomfort'
    Johnny Manziel left Sunday's practice with discomfort in his throwing elbow.

    Advice: He missed practice with a similar injury on August 13. Manziel is expected to sit out a few days but coach Mike Pettine said he doesn't "anticipate it being anything serious." The second-year quarterback has had a decent preseason, completing 17-of-29 passes for 160 yards and one touchdown. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 9:24 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.05 (2715th)
     
  • Carson Palmer slices up Bolts on Saturday
    Carson Palmer put up 88 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Chargers.

    Advice: The highlights included a 57-yard rocket to J.J. Nelson and a good find on a 17-yard touchdown throw to John Brown. Palmer took a couple sacks and misfired on a few throws but the Cards have to be impressed by his performance less than a year removed from ACL surgery. Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and Brown will all benefit from having Palmer under center this year. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 9:26 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.93 (17th)
     
  • Derek Carr 4-for-8 in second preseason game
    Derek Carr completed 4-of-8 passes for 78 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings.

    Advice: He didn't throw any touchdowns or interceptions. Most of his yards came on Oakland's second drive of the game including 40 on a pretty completion to Amari Cooper down the right sideline. Carr didn't play again after the game was delayed by lightning in the second quarter. He's completed 10-of-17 passes for 121 yards this preseason. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 9:17 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    14.90 (48th)
     
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