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  • Marcus Mariota expected to play Thursday
    Titans rookie QB Marcus Mariota is expected to start the team's fourth preseason game.

    Advice: Starters rarely play in the preseason finale, but coach Ken Whisenhunt apparently feels getting his rookie signal caller a couple extra meaningless snaps is necessary for his development. Mariota being on the field means the first-team offensive line and several skill position players will likely suit up as well. Rotoworld.com 24 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.16 (26th)
     
  • NFL will not seek stay of Brady's suspension
    The Boston Globe's Ben Volin reported the NFL will not seek a stay of Judge Richard Berman's decision to nullify Tom Brady's four-game suspension.

    Advice: This confirms an earlier report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. This means Brady will be able to play while the NFL appeals the ruling. With the appeal process likely to take several months, Brady should get in a full season regardless of the appeal decision. Rotoworld.com 31 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.89 (4th)
     
  • 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 Today, 9:02 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.17 (2538th)
     
  • DeMarco Murray to get 65% of carries?
    NJ Advanced Media's Eliot Shorr-Parks believes DeMarco Murray will see 65 percent of the Eagles' running back carries.

    Advice: Shorr-Parks believes Ryan Mathews gets 30 percent while Darren Sproles sees 5 percent. Eagles' running backs saw 415 carries last season, which would put Murray at 270 carries using Shorr-Parks' prediction. That is higher than the 250 carries the Philadelphia Inquirer "guessed" on Tuesday, but both numbers would have put Murray in the top ten for rushing attempts last season. As long as he stays healthy, Murray will get enough work to return value on his current late-first-round ADP. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:51 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.70 (32nd)
     
  • Titans rookie WR Green-Beckham is 'a beast'
    Titans CB Jason McCourty called rookie WR Dorial Green-Beckham "a beast."

    Advice: "There’s certain things you can’t teach," McCourty continued, "and you can’t teach a guy to be that big, and to be physical." DGB is an imposing figure at 6'5/237 pounds, but he is a rough around the edges prospect who has yet to earn a spot with the first-team offense. With only Harry Douglas and Hakeem Nicks to beat out, Green-Beckham should earn a starting role at some point this season. He is a decent late-round flier. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:36 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.16 (2549th)
     
  • 'Good chance' Celek leads tight ends in snaps
    The Philadelphia Daily News said there is a "good chance" Brent Celek leads the Eagles' tight ends in snaps this year.

    Advice: Just as he has every year since 2009. Chip Kelly reportedly loves Celek, and he offers the Eagles more in the running game than Zach Ertz. Recovering from groin surgery, Ertz may not even suit up early in the season, and when he finally gets back on the field it will again be in a backup role to Celek. Ertz is nothing more than a TE2 flier at this point. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:21 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    3.50 (188th)
     
  • NFL not expected to seek stay in Brady case
    The NFL is not expected to seek an injunction which would keep Tom Brady off the field during the appeal of Thursday's decision.

    Advice: The NFL will almost certainly appeal the decision to vacate Brady's four-game ban, but they do not have to seek an injunction which would keep Brady off the field. Brady will be under center in the season opener, and barring injury should be the starter all season. He is now a top-five fantasy quarterback. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.89 (4th)
     
  • Tom Brady's four-game suspension nullified
    U.S. District Judge Richard Berman nullified Tom Brady's four-game suspension.

    Advice: The NFL will likely appeal the decision, but at this point it appears Brady will be under center for the Patriots' opener on September 10. Most reports suggested Brady's team had the stronger case, and the NFL's decision not to pursue a settlement when Brady was reportedly open to one earlier this week is yet another puzzling decision from the front office. Brady should now be considered a top-five fantasy option and a solid DFS play in his tasty Week 1 matchup against the Steelers. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:16 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.89 (4th)
     
  • Rookie WR Crowder will not face discipline
    Redskins rookie WR Jamison Crowder will not face league discipline for a June domestic violence accusation.

    Advice: Crowder was accused of domestic violence through his Instagram account on June 4. He was never formally accused of any crime, and the NFL's investigation has apparently found nothing to suggest Crowder violated the personal conduct policy. Crowder will open the season as a special teams contributor. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.28 (2541st)
     
  • Coaches want to get Sproles involved more
    The Eagles want to get RB Darren Sproles more involved in the offense.

    Advice: "We'd like to get him the ball steadily and consistently, and he certainly is a unique, outstanding player," Eagles OC Pat Shurmur said before the preseason. "We just need to make sure we get him the ball, and we have a plan to do that." That plan could involve Sproles lining up more as a receiver, something the Eagles worked on in camp. Sproles averaged just six offensive touches a game over the second half of 2014. Even if he sees a slight bump in usage, he is unlikely to be a consistent fantasy option in standard formats. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:39 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.97 (202nd)
     
  • James White could be 'odd man out'
    CSN New England's Tom E. Curran said James White could be the "odd man out" in the Patriots' third-down running back battle.

    Advice: White was drafted as the heir apparent to Shane Vereen last season, but he has struggled to make an impact in both of his NFL preseasons. Travaris Cadet shined in the offseason program, but he has missed most of training camp with a hamstring injury. Brandon Bolden is the most tenured and versatile of the four competing, and Dion Lewis has been the most impressive this preseason. At least one of those four will not make the team, and there is a chance it is White. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:23 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.67 (146th)
     
  • Corey Brown on the roster bubble?
    The Charlotte Observer believes WR Corey Brown could be on the roster bubble.

    Advice: Brown was expected to open the season in the starting lineup following the season-ending injury to Kelvin Benjamin (ACL), but he has struggled mightily with drops both in games and in practice over the last several weeks. Brown has at least five drops in the last two preseason games, including two would-be touchdowns. If he cannot show the drops are behind him in the final preseason game, he could find himself off the final roster. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:06 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.00 (212th)
     
  • 'Probably one spot' for Fauria and Tim Wright
    The Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett said TEs Joseph Fauria and Tim Wright are competing for "probably only one spot."

    Advice: Wright would seem to have the edge as the Lions traded for him just three days ago, but all Wright cost was a kicker who was unlikely to make the final roster anyway. Wright has floundered in both New England and Tampa Bay following a breakout rookie campaign, and Fauria offers the Lions a red-zone threat they are missing at the back end of their receiver corps. This competition could go down the wire, and both tight ends may end up on the final roster. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:49 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.09 (2406th)
     
  • Neurologist will examine Robert Griffin III
    A neurologist is expected to examine Robert Griffin III (concussion) on Thursday or Friday.

    Advice: ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim speculates Washington could decide to release Griffin if he is cleared. Griffin's $16.155 million fifth-year option is guaranteed for injury only, meaning Griffin has to pass a physical before the Redskins can release him. Given his injury history, even allowing Griffin to practice with the team the next year risks an injury which could leave Washington on the hook for his entire 2016 salary. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:35 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.07 (2701st)
     
  • Terrelle Pryor expected to play Thursday
    Browns WR Terrelle Pryor is expected to play in the team's fourth preseason game.

    Advice: It will be Pryor's first NFL game action as a wide receiver. A good showing could earn him a spot on the final roster, though the Browns may decide to keep Pryor on the roster based on physical upside alone. With Josh Gordon suspended, Pryor has the most interesting athletic profile in the Browns' receiver corps. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:29 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.61 (2682nd)
     
  • Maxx Williams has no shot to start Week 1
    ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley said rookie TE Maxx Williams has no chance to start Week 1.

    Advice: He should get some snaps, but he is well behind Crockett Gillmore on the depth chart. Rookie tight ends always struggle to make a fantasy impact, especially rookie tight ends who are on the bench. Williams could grow into a role as the season wears on, but for now he is not useful in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:23 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.87 (228th)
     
  • 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 Today, 5:20 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2288th)
     
  • Chiefs sign Tyler Bray to two-year extension
    Chiefs signed QB Tyler Bray to a two-year, $1.925 million extension through 2017.

    Advice: Bray is currently on the NFI list after tearing his left ACL playing basketball in the offseason. As part of the deal, the Chiefs agreed to pay his full $510,000 salary while he is on the NFI list. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:05 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2460th)
     
  • Cowboys interested in RBs that get cut
    Cowboys VP Stephen Jones called running back "a position of interest" for Dallas once NFL teams turn in their final cuts.

    Advice: Joseph Randle's grip on Dallas' lead-back job appears to be fading, while the Cowboys should be fully aware of Darren McFadden's lengthy injury history. No. 3 back Lance Dunbar has spent three years in the NFL and never totaled more than 30 rushing attempts. The Cowboys missed out on running backs in the draft and could turn to the NFL waiver wire for increased depth. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:19 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.58 (68th)
     
  • Titans want red-zone role for Green-Beckham
    The Titans want to use Dorial Green-Beckham as a red-zone threat.

    Advice: "It’s something you try to simulate, but a lot of times you can’t guarantee the coverage you’re going to get," coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "So all we can do is try to prepare him in practice. When you get to the season, it’s about matchups." Green-Beckham was held out of last week's dress rehearsal with an ankle injury. He hasn't played with the first team during the preseason, but remains a high-upside late-round flyer. Green-Beckham will open the season behind Kendall Wright, Harry Douglas, and Hakeem Nicks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:01 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.16 (2549th)
     
  • Joseph Randle misses event for court date
    Joseph Randle was an unexpected absence from the Cowboys' kickoff luncheon on Wednesday because he had to be in Kansas "for a court appearance."

    Advice: Per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Randle's trip to Wichita "was not related" to a February incident where his ex-girlfriend alleged domestic violence, and was "likely" due to "either a family law case, or a misdemeanor charge." The Cowboys told reporters Randle's absence Wednesday was "for personal reasons." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:46 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.58 (68th)
     
  • Packers WR Janis 'hasn't won over' Rodgers
    Packers second-year WR Jeff Janis is behind rookie Ty Montgomery because Janis "hasn't fully won over his quarterback yet."

    Advice: Trust is critical between pass catchers and their quarterbacks. Aaron Rodgers apparently doesn't yet trust Janis enough for him to have a significant role in Green Bay's offense. "Jeff will have some great days and some days where mentally he's making too many mistakes," Rodgers said. "The talent and athleticism is there. We just need to see from all those guys battling for those two spots just some more consistency." Janis has a higher ceiling than Montgomery, but needs to start climbing the depth chart to make any 2015 fantasy noise. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:37 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.77 (2444th)
     
  • Ty Montgomery favorite for 3rd receiver job
    Third-round pick Ty Montgomery is still considered to have the "upper hand" for Green Bay's No. 3 receiver job.

    Advice: Playing outside at Z receiver, Montgomery is coming off a third preseason game where he posted a 2-71 receiving line working in three-wide sets alongside Randall Cobb and Davante Adams. Montgomery is very clearly ahead of Jeff Janis, who "hasn't fully won over" Aaron Rodgers. Montgomery is a worthy late-round flyer in re-draft leagues, with an up arrow on his Dynasty value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:33 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.61 (179th)
     
  • Blake Bortles improved mechanics in offseason
    ESPN Jaguars reporter Michael DiRocco attributes Blake Bortles’s strong preseason to improved mechanics.

    Advice: Bortles had major accuracy and pocket-presence issues as a rookie, throwing 17 INTs and taking a league-high 55 sacks. His improved footwork has led to a 65 percent completion rate and only two sacks in three preseason games. A second-year leap from Bortles would be an upgrade for Allen Robinson and T.J. Yeldon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:29 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.82 (41st)
     
  • Brees has 'comfort level' with WR Coleman
    Drew Brees said he has "a great comfort level" with Brandon Coleman.

    Advice: Coleman started the third preseason game over Marques Colston, relegating Colston to the slot in three-wide sets. Coleman's exact role in the Saints' offense remains to be seen. He has just one catch for 27 yards this preseason. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:25 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.04 (166th)
     
  • Dolphins coach high on TE Dion Sims
    Coach Joe Philbin views Dion Sims as a starting-caliber tight end.

    Advice: "He can do a lot of different jobs; is coming along nicely," Philbin said. Jordan Cameron remains the No. 1 tight end, but could lose work to Sims on run downs. Coming off his disappointing 2014, Cameron has done nothing this preseason, catching two passes for six yards. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:32 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.03 (1827th)
     
  • Victor Cruz 'very much in doubt' for Week 1
    ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano confirmed Victor Cruz (calf, knee) is "very much in doubt" to play in Week 1.

    Advice: Cruz admitted Tuesday that his availability is in question, and at this point we'd bet against him suiting up Week 1 at Dallas. Rueben Randle would handle No. 2 duties behind Odell Beckham, with Preston Parker in the slot. Cruz has no timetable for return. He's an unlikely fantasy contributor in 2015. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:07 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2343rd)
     
  • Bears acquire rookie TE Lee from Texans
    Bears acquired TE Khari Lee from the Texans in exchange for a 2017 sixth-round pick.

    Advice: Lee was an All-American at D-2 Bowie State and signed with the Texans as an undrafted free agent. He didn't impress at his Pro Day, however, displaying subpar athleticism with a 5.05 forty and 9-foot-7 broad jump. Lee caught 5-of-6 preseason targets for 71 scoreless yards. The Bears like him as an inline blocker. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:44 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1935th)
     
  • 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 Yesterday, 5:54 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2465th)
     
  • DeMarco Murray to only get 225-250 carries?
    The Philadelphia Inquirer "guesses" that DeMarco Murray will finish the season with "225-250 carries."

    Advice: Beat writer Jeff McLane estimates Ryan Mathews at "100-125," and Darren Sproles at 50. At the high end of McLane's projections, Eagles backs would combine to finish the season at 425 carries, one year after LeSean McCoy, Chris Polk, and Sproles combined for 415. It's a reasonable projection, but the Eagles are very likely to run more this season than they did in 2014. While it's quite clear Murray won't approach last year's workload in Dallas, he is the obvious lead back in Philadelphia and should still exceed 300 touches if he stays healthy. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:32 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.70 (32nd)
     
  • Joseph Randle to see 10-15 carries per game?
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram suggests Joseph Randle may open the season handling 10-15 carries per game "with (Darren) McFadden slightly below that."

    Advice: "At the end of the day, we’re both going to get carries however they decide to play it out," said McFadden. Both backs seem resigned to the fact that the Cowboys are committed to a running back by committee. Beat writer Drew Davison confirms none of Dallas' backs "has done enough to separate themselves from the pack." McFadden is shaping up as a dicey flex play to begin the year, while Randle will be toward the back end of RB2s. Lance Dunbar will eat into both players' production in the passing game, further muddying the situation. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:57 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.58 (68th)
     
  • 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 Tuesday, 1:45 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    19.89 (4th)
     
  • Maxx Williams will be ready for Week 1
    Ravens TE Maxx Williams (undisclosed) will be ready for Week 1.

    Advice: Williams missed last weekend's regular season dress rehearsal. "He's practicing, so he should be there for Denver," coach John Harbaugh said. "We just want to protect him from the bumps." Williams has had an unimpressive summer, but his potential role puts him on the TE2 radar. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:37 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.87 (228th)
     
  • Cruz less certain he will play in Week 1
    Victor Cruz (calf) is no longer certain he will play in Week 1.

    Advice: He's sitting out Thursday's preseason finale. "Nothing’s been set in stone in terms of playing that first week or not playing that first week," Cruz said. "I’m still excited for Week 1. That’s still the goal. That’s still the plan in my opinion." Cruz has been sidelined by a "minor" calf strain since mid-August and is not expected to practice this week. Cruz was already a risky fantasy bet coming off a devastating knee injury. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:25 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2343rd)
     
  • 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)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Victor Cruz (calf) says Giants being cautious
    Victor Cruz said the Giants are just being cautious with his strained calf.

    Advice: Cruz said the swelling has gone down. It would be a surprise if Cruz played in the final preseason game, but it sounds like he could be ready for Week 1. Coming off a devastating knee injury and now a preseason calf concern, Cruz is a risky bet to contribute this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2343rd)
     
  • 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
    0.00 (2465th)
     
  • 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
    19.89 (4th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • 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)
     
  • 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)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Report: Cowboys RBBC approach 'not a bluff'
    According to Yahoo's Charles Robinson, the Cowboys' plan to use an RBBC backfield is "not a bluff," and the rotation will be a "committee in the purest NFL form."

    Advice: Per Robinson, "the Cowboys are adamant that their elite offensive line can be the glue that elevates a collection of parts into a greater whole." In other words, the Cowboys are banking on their O-Line and less on the talent of their backfield, which is questionable to be kind with Joe Randle, Darren McFadden, and Lance Dunbar vying for work. Had Saturday night's preseason game been a regular season one, Robinson believes the Cowboys "would have ridden McFadden's hot hand," despite Randle starting the game. Robinson guesses none of the Cowboys' backs will rush for more than 850 yards this season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:23 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.58 (68th)
     
  • Brandon Coleman catches 27-yard pass
    Brandon Coleman caught one pass for 27 yards in the Saints' third preseason game.

    Advice: Coleman ran with the Saints' first-team offense in two-wide sets, playing ahead of Marques Colston, who entered for three-wide packages at slot receiver. Coleman's lowlight was a drop on a pass from Luke McCown. His highlight was a 27-yard second-quarter gain on a deep crosser. Coleman is a legitimate threat to Colston's playing time, but his snap share remains somewhat unclear, and Coleman's lack of preseason production is a slight concern. He has one catch on four targets through three exhibition games. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:30 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.04 (166th)
     
  • Giants don't expect Cruz to practice this wk
    Giants coach Tom Coughlin does not expect Victor Cruz (calf) to practice this week.

    Advice: The Giants insist the injuries aren't related, but Cruz is coming back from a torn patellar tendon, an injury that frequently leads to "compensation" injuries in other areas of the body. Cruz has no known timetable for return. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:50 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2343rd)
     
  • 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)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Jeff Janis impresses in expanded role
    Jeff Janis had three catches for 72 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' third preseason game.

    Advice: Janis was behind Ty Montgomery in three-wide sets, but saw an expanded role after Randall Cobb went down. The Packers played Janis deep into the second half, with his touchdown coming on a 27-yard pass from Matt Blanchard. Cobb's shoulder injury has potential to create an opportunity for Janis. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:50 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.77 (2444th)
     
  • Jamison Crowder catches TD in debut
    Redskins rookie WR Jamison Crowder caught four passes for 41 yards and a touchdown in his preseason debut.

    Advice: After missing the first two preseason games with a hamstring injury, Crowder ran with the second-team offense on Saturday night. His touchdown came on a tipped pass from Kirk Cousins. Crowder should contribute on special teams as a rookie, but he needs to jump Andre Roberts on the depth chart to see consistent snaps on offense. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.28 (2541st)
     
  • Ty Montgomery impresses in third preseason game
    Ty Montgomery caught two passes for 71 yards in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: Montgomery started over Jeff Janis in three-wide sets. He played into the third quarter, but made a 52-yard catch against the Eagles first-team defense. With Randall Cobb leaving early with a shoulder injury, there's potential for Montgomery to have a big early-season role. Montgomery has four catches for 99 yards through three preseason games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:36 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.61 (179th)
     
  • Darren Sproles makes impact as receiver
    Darren Sproles had two catches for 41 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles' third preseason game.

    Advice: Sproles scored on a eight-yard wheel route on the Eagles' opening drive. He later had a 33-yard catch and run. Sproles doesn't project as more than a low-volume receiving back behind DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:11 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    4.97 (202nd)
     
  • DeMarco Murray plays one quarter vs Packers
    DeMarco Murray had six carries for 28 yards in Saturday's third preseason game.

    Advice: Murray lost some first-team work to Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles, who scored the Eagles first touchdown. He remains the clear starter, but won't come close to 449 touches he saw last year. Murray has appeared in just two preseason games, rushing for 45 yards on 11 carries (4.0 YPC) and one touchdown. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:40 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.70 (32nd)
     
  • Joseph Randle starts third preseason game
    Joseph Randle started the Cowboys' third preseason game, rushing six times for 15 yards.

    Advice: He added an eight-yard reception. Randle got the ball on four of Dallas' first six plays, and carried the mail for the majority of the first quarter. As expected, Lance Dunbar operated as his change-of-pace back. Darren McFadden got some work with the first-team offense, but not until Dallas' fourth series. Randle is clearly going to get the first shot on early downs as the Cowboys begin the tall task of replacing DeMarco Murray, but he's a boom-or-bust RB2 in a crowded backfield. He finishes the preseason with 13 carries for 45 yards (3.46 YPC). Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:26 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.58 (68th)
     
  • Maxx Williams will not play Saturday
    Ravens rookie TE Maxx Williams will not play in the team's third preseason game.

    Advice: Williams has been practicing all week in a non-contact jersey with an undisclosed injury. Sitting out hurts Williams' chances of opening as a consistent contributor, but he could grow into a big role as the season progresses. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:01 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.87 (228th)
     
  • 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
    0.00 (2465th)
     
  • Dorial Green-Beckham doesn't see snaps
    Dorial Green-Beckham didn’t play any snaps in the Titans third preseason game.

    Advice: Green-Beckham was active after missing time with an ankle injury, but didn’t see the field. Coach Ken Whisenhunt views Green-Beckham as a work in progress, limiting his chances of making an early-season impact. The Titans slowplayed Bishop Sankey for 29-year-old Shonn Greene last year, and appear to be doing the same with DGB. Harry Douglas and a broken-down Hakeem Nicks are expected to open the year opposite Kendall Wright. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:39 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.16 (2549th)
     
  • Unclear if Mariota plays in fourth game
    ESPN's Ed Werder reports Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt has not decided if QB Marcus Mariota will play in the fourth preseason game.

    Advice: Starters rarely play a significant role in the fourth preseason game, but the Titans may decide to get their rookie signal caller a couple more reps before the regular season. After a rocky start, Mariota has played well the last two weeks. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:26 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.16 (26th)
     
  • James White plays just two snaps Friday night
    Patriots RB James White played just two snaps in the third preseason game.

    Advice: White did not record a statistic. After opening the preseason as the favorite for the Patriots' third-down job, White appears to have fallen behind Brandon Bolden and Dion Lewis on the depth chart. White had a similar trajectory last offseason, dazzling in OTAs before disappearing when the pads came on. White could still earn a role in the offense, but he is running out of time. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:21 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    6.67 (146th)
     
  • Rivera says Panthers will stick with Brown
    Coach Ron Rivera said the Panthers are going to "stick" with WR Corey Brown.

    Advice: Brown had a nightmare game on Friday night, dropping three passes including his second drop in the end zone in as many weeks. "This is what the preseason is for," Rivera said. "As we go through it and I see how he handles the situation, it will tell me a lot about who he is as a football player." The Panthers do not have much choice but to stick with Brown. Kelvin Benjamin (ACL) is out for the season, Devin Funchess (hamstring) is injured and unproven, and the rest of the depth chart is either old, uninspiring or both. Carolina's lack of receiving talent is a real concern for Cam Newton's fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:47 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.00 (212th)
     
  • Blake Bortles continues solid preseason
    Blake Bortles completed 20-of-29 passes for 245 yards and a touchdown in Jacksonville's third preseason game.

    Advice: He added four carries for 38 yards. Bortles made some nice throws to Allen Hurns, including a 13-yard play-action touchdown. He would have had another touchdown, but Allen Robinson dropped a pass in the end zone. Bortles has put together a solid preseason, competing 39-of-60 passes for 461 yards and a touchdown through three games. Bortles has potential as a streaming option in redraft leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:42 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.82 (41st)
     
  • Corey Brown continues to struggle with drops
    Corey Brown managed one catch for five yards on seven targets in the Panthers' third preseason game.

    Advice: It was a disastrous game for Brown, who dropped a touchdown for the second consecutive week. He also had a bad drop on a third-down pass. Brown is the favorite to start opposite Devin Funchess in two-wide sets, but isn't a recommended late-round flyer. Brown has two catches for 14 yards through three preseason games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:28 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.00 (212th)
     
  • Mariota plays 1st half of 3rd preseason game
    Marcus Mariota completed 7-of-11 passes for 99 yards and rushed three times for 22 yards in the Titans' third preseason game.

    Advice: Mariota was a strict pocket quarterback in Tennessee's first two preseason games. He took a read-option play on the Titans' second drive in this one and gained 12 yards on the keeper. Mariota wasn't quite as sharp as he has been against the Chiefs -- he missed Delanie Walker for a potential big play on an underthrow -- but it's been quite an impressive exhibition season for the No. 2 overall pick. Mariota offers upside as a late-QB2 fantasy pick. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    17.16 (26th)
     
  • 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
    19.89 (4th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Cowboys still expected to use RBBC approach
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports no running back has separated himself at Cowboys camp, and the expectation is Dallas uses a committee approach.

    Advice: All three of Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden, and Lance Dunbar bring something different to the table. Randle and McFadden rely on quickness and speed, while Dunbar probably has the clearest path to an actual cemented role on offense as a "perfect fit" for the change-of-pace job. Randle is still the favorite to open the season as lead dog, but the Cowboys may rotate these guys in and out. Randle continues to have a far-too-rich-for-our-tastes third-round ADP. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:02 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.58 (68th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • 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 Thursday, 11:09 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2343rd)
     
  • '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)
     
  • 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 Thursday, 10:10 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    12.70 (32nd)
     
  • Rodgers 'not sure' whom 3rd receiver will be
    Aaron Rodgers "isn't quite sure" who will take over as the Packers' new third receiver.

    Advice: While beat writers seem convinced the job will go to rookie Ty Montgomery, Rodgers' uncertainty suggests the door is still open for vertical-stretching sophomore Jeff Janis. ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky confirms the No. 3 battle will come down to Janis and Montgomery only. Rodgers did acknowledge the need for an additional wideout to step up. "There's going to be some one-on-ones outside, and we look for matchups," Rodgers explained. "So that third guy could get the matchup and is going to need to produce." The Packers ran three-receiver formations on over 70 percent of their 2014 offensive plays. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:08 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.77 (2444th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Montgomery running as No. 3 receiver Tuesday
    Ty Montgomery was operating as the Packers' No. 3 receiver in Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: With the Packers in a three-wide set, Montgomery lined up opposite Davante Adams while Randall Cobb manned the slot. It confirms Montgomery is getting the first crack to replace Jordy Nelson over Jeff Janis. Although Janis is a favorite of the Twitter metrics crowd, the Packers believe he's too inconsistent for a bigger role on offense. Janis could theoretically still overtake Montgomery with strong performances in Green Bay's final two preseason games, but a third-round pick, Montgomery is getting the benefit of the doubt. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:48 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.61 (179th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • 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
    0.00 (2343rd)
     
  • 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)
     
  • 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
    19.89 (4th)
     
  • Janis too 'inconsistent' to be Packers WR3?
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel suggests second-year WR Jeff Janis has been too "inconsistent" to take over as the Packers' third receiver.

    Advice: Janis has flashed serious big-play ability through his first two NFL preseasons, but he did drop a pass in Sunday's second preseason game, and also fumbled away a punt. Beat writer Tom Silverstein acknowledges Janis "would be the ideal replacement" for Jordy Nelson from a body-type standpoint in three-receiver sets. We're still not ruling out Janis beating out Ty Montgomery. Both should get boatloads of preseason snaps from here on out. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:51 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.77 (2444th)
     
  • Ty Montgomery to become Packers No. 3 WR?
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel expects third-round pick Ty Montgomery to take over as the Packers' third receiver after Jordy Nelson's ACL tear.

    Advice: Jeff Janis replaced Jordy on the outside in Sunday's preseason game, but the Journal-Sentinel apparently believes Montgomery is ahead of Janis on the depth chart. Beat reporter Tom Silverstein writes he expects Janis to compete with Myles White and a host of others for the final few game-day roster spots. Janis vs. Montgomery should really be a camp battle for the rest of August and early September. Both should get a ton of snaps in the remaining exhibition games. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:43 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.61 (179th)
     
  • Whisenhunt: Green-Beckham a work in progress
    Coach Ken Whisenhunt indicated rookie Dorial Green-Beckham remains a work in progress entering the Titans' third preseason game.

    Advice: Green-Beckham has flashed big time on the field, ripping off a 32-yard gain in the Titans' preseason opener and catching four balls for 40 yards in the second exhibition week. Whisenhunt, however, noted that Green-Beckham cost the team a 37-yard gain with a miscue on Sunday night and says Green-Beckham is "still finding his way" and "has some catching up to do." Green-Beckham did run with the ones a bit on Sunday. He's climbing the ladder. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:24 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.16 (2549th)
     
  • 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 Monday, 11:16 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.61 (2682nd)
     
  • Randle admits he is still in a competition
    Joseph Randle admitted there is still a battle for snaps in the Cowboys' backfield.

    Advice: Darren McFadden started the second preseason game, gaining just four yards on three attempts. Lance Dunbar worked with the first-team offense as the passing down back, catching two passes for three yards. Randle had the best night of the three, but he did not see his first carry until after Tony Romo left the field. The Cowboys could have been sending a message to Randle by limiting his first-team reps, but his usage against the 49ers suggests Randle's hold on the starting job is tenuous at best. He is a risky pick in the third round. Rotoworld.com Aug 24, 7:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    9.58 (68th)
     
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