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  • Justin Blackmon enters treatment facility
    Suspended WR Justin Blackmon is currently enrolled in a voluntary 90-day treatment facility.

    Advice: Jaguars coach Gus Bradley made the revelation at his Wednesday press conference. Blackmon is reportedly about halfway through the program, and Bradley made it sound like Blackmon is doing well. Although Blackmon is technically eligible to apply for NFL reinstatement on November 1 (Week 9), he seems like an extreme long shot to play this season. Either way, it's good to know Blackmon appears to be on the right track. Still only 24 years old, Blackmon is worth keeping stashed in Dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:41 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2188th)
  • Donnie Avery misses practice Wednesday
    Donnie Avery (groin) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Avery is likely dealing with a multi-week injury. He should be considered doubtful for Sunday's game against the 49ers. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:42 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0.05 (2644th)
  • Jake Locker expects to play against Browns
    Jake Locker (wrist) expects to play Sunday against the Browns.

    Advice: Locker returned to practice Wednesday and was throwing with "no issues." Barring a setback, he should return after missing last week's start against the Colts. Locker will be just a low-end QB2 option. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:38 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    16.07 (29th)
  • Jerick McKinnon (ankle) probable for Week 5
    Jerick McKinnon (ankle) is probable for Thursday night's game against the Packers.

    Advice: McKinnon was limited on Monday and Tuesday with the Vikings playing on a short week. He's an upside FLEX play for Week 5. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:44 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    6.64 (148th)
  • Matt Schaub rejoins team
    Raiders QB Matt Schaub has rejoined the team.

    Advice: Schaub missed the last two weeks due to a family matter. With Derek Carr dealing with multiple injuries, there's a chance he could start in Week 6 against the Chargers. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:03 pm
     
    Out
    Bye
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2467th)
  • Bernard Pierce (thigh) practices Wednesday
    Bernard Pierce (thigh) is practicing in full for Week 5.

    Advice: Pierce also practiced in full last week, but was held out of Sunday's blowout win as a precautionary measure. He's currently behind Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro for carries, and isn't a must-hold in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:38 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    2.36 (2520th)
  • De'Anthony Thomas set to make debut Sunday
    Chiefs RB/WR De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) is practicing in full for Week 5.

    Advice: Thomas should finally make his debut after missing the first month of the season. He'll be the Chiefs' primary return man. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:18 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    2.38 (2519th)
  • Jamaal Charles (ankle) limited Wednesday
    Jamaal Charles (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: The Chiefs are just managing his reps after giving him 21 touches in Monday night's win. Charles hasn't had any setbacks, and will be fine for Sunday's game against the 49ers. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:16 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    12.47 (33rd)
  • Jordan Cameron practicing in full this week
    Jordan Cameron (shoulder) is practicing in full for Week 5.

    Advice: Cameron is as healthy as he's been this season coming off the Browns' bye. He's a TE1 against a Titans defense that's allowing the tenth-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:53 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    6.81 (94th)
  • Julio Jones (ankle) limited on Wednesday
    Julio Jones (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: The Falcons are just managing his reps. Jones is a top-five receiver option despite a difficult matchup with the Giants in Week 5. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:04 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    14.41 (17th)
  • Rivera: Darrin Reaves is Panthers starting RB
    Coach Ron Rivera said Darrin Reaves is currently the Panthers' starting running back.

    Advice: With DeAngelo Williams (ankle) and Mike Tolbert (leg) out and Jonathan Stewart (knee) still working his way back, Reaves is next up on the depth chart, followed by Chris Ogbonnaya and Fozzy Whittaker. Reaves (5-foot-7, 209) is an undrafted rookie out of UAB, but was a favorite by some in the draft community. For owners in a bye-week or injury crunch, Reaves is worth a grab for Week 5 against the Bears. He won't be the full-time ball carrier, but should lead a committee attack. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:01 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0.56 (2602nd)
  • Locker (wrist) practicing with no issues Wed.
    Jake Locker (wrist) returned to practice Wednesday and was throwing with "no issues."

    Advice: Beat writer Jim Wyatt observed Locker throwing well with "good velocity." Early signs point to Locker returning to the lineup after missing last week's start against the Titans. Locker is averaging 228 yards passing through three starts with a 3:4 TD:INT ratio. He'd be a bottom-barrel QB2 option against the Browns. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:36 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    16.07 (29th)
  • Harry Douglas (foot) not practicing Wednesday
    Harry Douglas (foot) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Douglas got in three full practices last week after hurting his foot in Week 3, but he ended up being inactive Week 4. It's fair to wonder if he suffered a setback. If Douglas is unable to play this week, Devin Hester will be the No. 3. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:40 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2072nd)
  • Cecil Shorts (hamstring) week-to-week
    Cecil Shorts (hamstring) says he's week-to-week.

    Advice: He won't play this week against the Steelers. With Marqise Lee (hamstring) also out, Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns will play every snap at receiver in a favorable matchup. Shorts has become far too injury-prone to hold in fantasy. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:33 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2090th)
  • Tony Romo will not practice Wednesday
    Tony Romo (back) will not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Why mess with what's working? Romo has sat out the last two Wednesdays, and he's posted passer ratings of 116.8 and 137.4 the past two weeks with the Cowboys 2-0. He'll be back on the field Thursday. Romo is a low-end QB1. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:43 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    15.34 (34th)
  • DeAngelo Williams' ankle in a hard cast
    DeAngelo Williams' ankle is in a hard cast.

    Advice: This after he had the injured ankle in a walking boot earlier this week. It suggests Williams will certainly miss an extended period of time after he revealed to fans on Monday that he's dealing with a high-ankle sprain. Darrin Reaves, Fozzy Whittaker, and Chris Ogbonnaya are expected to handle backfield duties Week 5. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:17 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2355th)
  • Jerick McKinnon (ankle) limited on Tuesday
    Jerick McKinnon (ankle) remained limited on Tuesday.

    Advice: There's been zero concern surrounding McKinnon's status on a short week. The Vikings are just managing his reps after he touched the ball 19 times in Sunday's win over the Falcons. McKinnon is an upside FLEX play for Week 5. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:23 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    6.64 (148th)
  • Cameron: Shoulder will be season-long issue
    Jordan Cameron admits the sprained AC joint in his shoulder is going to be an issue for the rest of the season, but says he "(feels) healthy."

    Advice: Cameron "(feels) good" coming off the Browns' bye week. The issue will be at risk of aggravation for the entire season, but Cameron will be a TE1 whenever he takes the field. Cleveland is traveling to Tennessee for Week 5. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:31 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    6.81 (94th)
  • Jamaal Charles avoids setbacks vs. Patriots
    Jamaal Charles (ankle) escaped his Week 4 return with nothing more than normal soreness.

    Advice: Charles will likely be limited in practice on Wednesday with the Chiefs on a short week, but he'll be ready to rock for Sunday's showdown with the 49ers. If there was a concern from Monday's win, it was Knile Davis getting 17 touches, but it was largely game-flow related, while Charles missed some time with cramps. Even with Davis getting work, Charles will continue to monopolize red-zone touches. Charles is back to being a weekly top-three option at running back. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:14 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    12.47 (33rd)
  • Donnie Avery has abductor strain
    Chiefs WR Donnie Avery has been diagnosed with an abductor strain.

    Advice: It's a hip injury, one that's more common in baseball than football. It's uncertain how long Avery might be sidelined, but he should be considered doubtful for Sunday's game against the 49ers, especially since the Chiefs are on bye in Week 6. Avery has just seven catches for 72 yards since filling in as the Chiefs' No. 1 receiver in Week 1. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:10 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0.05 (2644th)
  • Chiefs smash Patriots; Charles scores 3 TDs
    Jamaal Charles rushed for 92 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries in the Chiefs' 41-14, Week 4 win over the Patriots on Monday night, adding three catches for 16 yards and two more touchdowns.

    Advice: Charles' ankle issue from Week 2 was a non-issue. He looked as quick as he has all season, especially around the edge. The Kansas City offensive line opened gaping holes and sealed the edges, allowing Charles and Knile Davis to combine for 199 total rushing yards. After a down first three weeks of the season, Charles is again staking his claim as the No. 1 overall fantasy running back. It won't be easy next week, however. The Chiefs will travel to San Francisco. The 49ers held LeSean McCoy to 17 rushing yards on ten carries this past Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:21 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    12.47 (33rd)
  • Donnie Avery hurts groin on MNF
    Donnie Avery exited Monday night's Week 4 game against the Patriots with a groin injury and will not return.

    Advice: Avery was hurt while trying to block near the goal line when he slipped on the turf and overstretched his groin area. Before leaving, Avery caught both of his targets for 46 yards. With Dwayne Bowe, Travis Kelce, and Jamaal Charles ahead of him in the pecking order for targets, Avery is waiver wire fodder. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:59 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0.05 (2644th)
  • DeAngelo Williams says he'll miss a few weeks
    DeAngelo Williams told fans at a charity event on Monday that he has a high-ankle sprain and will miss a few weeks.

    Advice: A severe high-ankle sprain usually calls for a 4-6 week timetable. Williams is already doubtful for Week 5, but he's now staring at a multi-game absence if he indeed has a high-ankle sprain. The Panthers' bye doesn't come until Week 12. Fozzy Whittaker, Darrin Reaves, and Chris Ogbonnaya will form a committee against the Bears. Jonathan Stewart (knee) is likely out at least another week. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:58 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2355th)
  • Jamaal Charles (ankle) active for MNF vs. NE
    Jamaal Charles (ankle) is active for Monday night's Week 4 game against the Patriots.

    Advice: As expected. Charles was limited in practice this past week, but was listed as probable. He wasn't dealing with a true high-ankle sprain, and missed just one game. Charles will be dropped right back into his every-down role. Knile Davis will still likely handle a couple reps. Charles is locked in as an RB1 in his return. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:03 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    12.47 (33rd)
  • Jerick McKinnon limited at Monday's practice
    Jerick McKinnon (ankle) was limited in Monday's practice.

    Advice: It's not a serious issue. After running through the Falcons on Sunday, McKinnon should handle 10-15 touches as Matt Asiata's complement and change-of-pace. McKinnon needs to be owned across the board in all formats. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:00 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    6.64 (148th)
  • Titans hope Locker can practice Wednesday
    The Titans are "hopeful" Jake Locker (wrist) will be able to practice Wednesday.

    Advice: With Locker sidelined Sunday against the Colts, Charlie Whitehurst and Zach Mettenberger combined to complete 50 percent of 28 combined pass attempts for 176 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions while absorbing three sacks, all by Whitehurst. The Titans' quarterback problems are major. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:34 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    16.07 (29th)
  • Cecil Shorts expected to miss Week 5
    Cecil Shorts (hamstring) is expected to miss Week 5.

    Advice: This is getting ridiculous. At some point, the Jaguars are going to have to consider either a multi-week absence or injured reserve as they try to sort out their young and muddled receiver corps for rookie QB Blake Bortles. Shorts isn't a must-hold in 12-team re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:06 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2090th)
  • Harry Douglas expected to practice this week
    Harry Douglas (foot) is expected to practice this week.

    Advice: Coach Mike Smith presented this news as illuminating in Monday's presser, but it isn't since Douglas practiced every day in Week 4 before failing to suit up against the Vikings. We'd expect Douglas to return against the Giants, but he should be considered legitimately questionable. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:42 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2072nd)
  • Zimmer: McKinnon still change-of-pace back
    Speaking at Monday's presser, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer called Jerick McKinnon a change-of-pace back.

    Advice: Zimmer alluded to 2015 when asked about McKinnon becoming an every-down back. We wouldn't expect Zimmer to say anything else after primary between-the-tackles option Matt Asiata rang up three touchdowns on Sunday, but McKinnon should finally be a fixture in the Vikings' offense. If he can get at least 10-15 weekly touches, it could be only a matter of weeks before he supplants Asiata. The talent differential between the two players is a canyon. McKinnon should be 100 percent owned in 10-12 team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:26 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    6.64 (148th)
  • Panthers confirm DeAngelo doubtful for Week 5
    The Panthers confirmed DeAngelo Williams (ankle) is doubtful for Week 5.

    Advice: Williams doesn't have any structural damage, but is very sore after spraining his ankle against the Ravens Sunday. He's week to week, leaving the Panthers to scour the free agent wire for running backs. Right now, their only healthy runners are UDFA Darrin Reaves and practice squad callup Tauren Poole. Fozzy Whittaker (quad) is expected to practice Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:45 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2355th)
  • Shorts' latest hammy pull is an aggravation
    Cecil Shorts latest hamstring pull is an aggravation of the one that caused him to miss the first two games of the regular season.

    Advice: Shorts pulled his troublesome left hamstring against the Chargers and is headed for an MRI Monday. Expect an extended absence, leaving Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson as the Jags' primary wideouts. Note that Shorts also battled a calf injury and a right hamstring pull since June, giving him Miles Austin status when it comes to soft-tissue injuries. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:03 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2090th)
  • DeAngelo Williams (ankle) is 'week to week'
    DeAngelo Williams (ankle) is listed as "week to week."

    Advice: Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Williams' status for Week 5 against the Bears is in "serious doubt." Jonathan Stewart, Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker are also all sidelined, leaving just UDFA Darrin Reaves and practice squad callup Tauren Poole as healthy members of this backfield. Williams sustained his sprain during Sunday's loss at Baltimore. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:55 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2355th)
  • Tony Romo throws 3 TDs in blowout of Saints
    Tony Romo completed 22-of-29 passes for 262 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday night's 38-17 win over the Saints.

    Advice: He added three scrambles for 23 yards. It was Romo's best game to date. He connected with Terrance Williams for two first-half touchdowns and later hit Dez Bryant on a back-shoulder fade in the fourth quarter. Romo still struggled on his deep accuracy, and wasn't able to get anything going downfield with Bryant. Through four games, Romo is on pace for 3,636 yards with a 28:16 TD:INT ratio. He'll be a low-end QB1 in Week 5 against Texans. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:41 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    15.34 (34th)
  • DeAngelo Williams diagnosed with ankle sprain
    DeAngelo Williams has been diagnosed with a sprained ankle and is headed for further testing Monday.

    Advice: Williams, who sustained the injury in the second quarter Sunday, left the stadium in a walking boot. At least he didn't aggravate the hamstring issue that kept him out of Weeks 2 and 3. With Jonathan Stewart, Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker all sidelined, the Panthers are down to UDFA Darrin Reaves and practice squad callup Tauren Poole as healthy backs. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:53 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2355th)
  • Bernard Pierce was held out 'as a precaution'
    According to the Baltimore Sun, Bernard Pierce was held out of Sunday's Week 4 win as a "precautionary measure."

    Advice: The Sun clarifies that Pierce's "thigh" injury is a strained quad. The Ravens aren't going to say publicly that Pierce has fallen down the depth chart, but it looked that way against the Panthers. Justin Forsett was the lead back, and Lorenzo Taliaferro was the clock-killing finisher. Fantasy owners who've been hanging into Pierce in 10- and 12-team leagues can consider dropping him. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:29 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    2.36 (2520th)
  • Julio Jones held in check by Vikings in loss
    Julio Jones caught six passes for 82 yards in the Falcons' Week 4 loss to the Vikings.

    Advice: Jones was targeted eight times on the night, as all three of Captain Munnerlyn, Xavier Rhodes, and Josh Robinson had solid games for the Vikings. Through four games, Jones is on pace for an insane 116-1,788-12 line. As long as he can stay healthy, it's easily attainable. Jones is obviously a top-three receiver option. Atlanta travels to face the Giants next Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:25 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    14.41 (17th)
  • McKinnon breaks out for 152 yards vs. ATL
    Jerick McKinnon rushed for 135 yards on 18 carries in the Vikings' Week 4, 41-28 win over the Falcons.

    Advice: He added one catch for 17 yards on three targets. After playing just 17 snaps last week, McKinnon was a major part of the offense against Atlanta's sieve-like defense. A big-time athlete, McKinnon's freakish ability showed on a number of plays. On his long run of 55 yards, McKinnon avoided four or five defenders. He later almost broke a 69-yard touchdown run, but tripped around the edge. McKinnon originally had a seven-yard touchdown on the field, but it was ruled he was down at the one-yard line. If the Vikings continue to use McKinnon, he could easily flirt with RB2 numbers. He's a must-own at this point, even though Matt Asiata will get the bulk of the goal-line reps. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:55 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    6.64 (148th)
  • Cecil Shorts leaves with injured hamstring
    Cecil Shorts exited Sunday's Week 4 game with a left hamstring injury and is done for the day.

    Advice: Shorts has been battling hamstring problems for as long as we can remember. He had two catches for 25 yards on four targets before departing. One of Shorts' targets resulted in an interception for rookie QB Blake Bortles. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:09 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2090th)
  • Darrin Reaves goes 12-26 against Ravens
    Panthers RB Darrin Reaves managed 26 yards on 12 carries and caught 3-of-5 targets for 11 yards in Carolina's Week 4 loss to Baltimore.

    Advice: An undrafted rookie out of UAB, Reaves took over as Carolina's primary back after DeAngelo Williams' second-quarter ankle injury. Williams never returned, joining Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert on the shelf in a depleted Panthers backfield. Although he ran tentatively in his first extended game experience, Reaves is worth a look in 12- and 14-team leagues based strictly on opportunity. He ran a 4.54 forty with an explosive 10-foot-3 broad jump at 5-foot-7, 209 at Alabama-Birmingham's March Pro Day. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:37 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0.56 (2602nd)
  • Bernard Pierce doesn't play in win
    Bernard Pierce did not touch the ball in the Ravens' Week 4 blowout win over the Panthers.

    Advice: Pierce, who was inactive for Week 3 with a thigh injury, spent this game standing beside coach John Harbaugh on the sideline. He practiced fully all week and was listed as probable on the injury report, but may have fallen behind Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro permanently. Fantasy owners can seriously consider dropping Pierce due to ineffectiveness and playing-time concerns. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:01 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    2.36 (2520th)
  • Harry Douglas (foot) inactive vs. Vikings
    Harry Douglas (foot) is inactive for Week 4 against the Vikings.

    Advice: It comes as a surprise after Douglas practiced in full all week. He should be okay for Week 5. Devin Hester will see more reps as the No. 3 receiver. The rest of the Falcons' inactives: QB Sean Renfree, CB Javier Arenas, LB Tyler Starr, OL James Stone, OT Ryan Schraeder, and DT Cliff Matthews. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:00 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2072nd)
  • DeAngelo Williams out of game w/ ankle injury
    DeAngelo Williams left Sunday's game with a second-quarter ankle injury.

    Advice: Williams briefly returned, then went back out after coming up lame at the end of a run. Trainers tried to work on Williams' ankle on the sideline, but to no avail. He was ruled out for the game's remainder early in the third quarter. Before leaving, D-Will had 11 carries for 34 yards and no passing-game targets. Undrafted rookie Darrin Reaves is currently in at tailback. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:12 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2355th)
  • Mort: Pierce 'will be eased' back into action
    ESPN's Chris Mortensen said Bernard Pierce (thigh) "will be eased" backed into action against the Panthers.

    Advice: After Lorenzo Taliaferro put on a show with Pierce inactive last week, the Ravens can afford to let Pierce feel his way into the game. Between Taliaferro, Pierce and Justin Forsett, it is almost impossible to predict who will lead the Ravens' backfield in touches against the Panthers. This is a situation to avoid if possible. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:18 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    2.36 (2520th)
  • Locker inactive, Whitehurst starting vs. IND
    Jake Locker (wrist) is inactive for Week 4 against the Colts, and Charlie Whitehurst will get the start at quarterback.

    Advice: Whitehurst is a bottom-barrel QB2 option in a week there are only 24 quarterbacks playing Sunday and Monday. Fire the Colts defense up as an enticing streaming option. Also inactive for the Titans are OT Byron Stingily, WR Kris Durham, TE Taylor Thompson, DL Ropati Pitoitua, CB Brandon Harris, and LB Akeem Ayers. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:15 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    16.07 (29th)
  • Jake Locker (wrist) to miss Week 4 vs. Colts
    Jake Locker (wrist) will not start against the Colts in Week 4.

    Advice: Charlie Whitehurst will get the start. Locker hurt his wrist last week against the Bengals. He was able to do a little bit at practice this week, but at less than 100 percent, he wasn't worth the risk. Consider him questionable for Week 5. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:59 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    16.07 (29th)
  • De'Anthony Thomas questionable for Week 4
    Chiefs RB/WR De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) is questionable for Week 4.

    Advice: Thomas practiced every day this week, but will come down to a game-time decision. He'll be the Chiefs' primary return man if active. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:14 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    2.38 (2519th)
  • Chiefs list Jamaal Charles (ankle) probable
    Jamaal Charles (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 4.

    Advice: Charles practiced on a limited basis throughout the week and will return after missing just one game. He's locked in as an RB1 against New England, with Knile Davis unlikely to see more than a few touches. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:09 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    12.47 (33rd)
  • De'Anthony Thomas practicing Saturday
    Chiefs RB/WR De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) got in his third-straight practice on Saturday.

    Advice: Thomas will make his NFL debut against the Patriots Monday night. Thomas will likely be limited to special teams, but could find some success in the offensive role Joe McKnight filled against the Dolphins last week. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:15 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    2.38 (2519th)
  • Jamaal Charles practices for 3rd straight day
    Jamaal Charles (ankle) participated in Chiefs practice for the third-straight day on Saturday.

    Advice: All signs point to Charles suiting up against the Patriots Monday night. He may lose a few carries to Knile Davis, but Charles is a locked-in RB1 against New England. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:11 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    12.47 (33rd)
  • Kubiak on his RBs: They're all going to play
    When asked about his running backs, Ravens OC Gary Kubiak said "they're all going to play."

    Advice: Bernard Pierce is back healthy, Lorenzo Taliaferro starred last week and Justin Forsett has at least 12 touches in all three games so far. "We're going to keep a fresh guy on the field -- that's what we're going to do -- and if we feel like one guy has the hot hand, so to speak, then obviously he's going to go back out," Kubiak said. We're expecting Pierce to start, but he hasn't had a hot hand since 2012 and is therefore a weak flex play against a tough Panthers front seven. Taliaferro is a better bet to get the hot hand if he can get some volume. Forsett projects as the change-of-pace option. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:41 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    2.36 (2520th)
  • De'Anthony Thomas limited again Friday
    De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) remained limited in Friday's practice.

    Advice: Thomas should make his debut on Monday night against the Patriots. With Jamaal Charles (ankle) on track to return, Thomas will be limited to special teams. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:22 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    2.38 (2519th)
  • Tony Romo practices fully, probable
    Tony Romo (back) practiced fully Friday and is probable for Week 4.

    Advice: Romo is getting Wednesdays off, but practicing Thursday and Friday. He'll be as healthy as he's been all year for Sunday's clash with the Saints. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:09 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    15.34 (34th)
  • Bernard Pierce listed as probable
    Bernard Pierce (thigh) is listed as probable for Week 4.

    Advice: Pierce is expected to play against the Panthers, although his role is entirely unclear. He's been outplayed by both change-of-pace back Justin Forsett and rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro. Pierce is a desperate flex option versus Carolina. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:51 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    2.36 (2520th)
  • Jamaal Charles participates in practice
    Jamaal Charles (ankle) participated in Chiefs practice Friday.

    Advice: Most signs continue to point to Charles playing Monday night against the Pats. The Chiefs will hold one more practice on Saturday, and announce whether he is questionable or probable then. If Charles does play versus New England, he'll be a locked-in RB1, probably only losing a few carries to Knile Davis. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:42 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    12.47 (33rd)
  • Jake Locker not expected to play
    Updating a previous item, the Nashville Tennessean considers Jake Locker (wrist) "closer to doubtful/out" than his questionable listing.

    Advice: This comes via reliable beat writer Jim Wyatt. The Titans may be trying to gain a competitive advantage by publicly claiming Locker has a shot to play, although they will probably get their clocks cleaned by the Colts in Indianapolis regardless of which quarterback is under center. It still seems likely that "Checkdown" Charlie Whitehurst leads Tennessee's offense into battle Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:22 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    16.07 (29th)
  • DeAngelo Williams probable to face Ravens
    DeAngelo Williams (thigh) is probable for Week 4 against the Ravens.

    Advice: Williams practiced in full all week and will return to lead-back duties after missing Week 3. Jonathan Stewart (knee) is surprisingly listed as questionable, but is more likely to miss the game than play. Mike Tolbert (leg) is on short-term I.R. That leaves Williams to carry the mail. He's a mid-range RB2 option. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:03 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2355th)
  • Harry Douglas (foot) questionable for Week 4
    Harry Douglas (foot) is listed as questionable for Week 4 against the Vikings.

    Advice: Douglas is expected to play despite the "Q" tag. He practiced in full Wednesday and Thursday, but "didn't go as hard" on Friday. With Roddy White also expected to play Sunday against Minnesota, Douglas will be a borderline WR3/4. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:22 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2072nd)
  • DeAngelo Williams 'full' again on Thursday
    DeAngelo Williams (thigh) remained "full" in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: With Mike Tolbert and Jonathan Stewart sidelined, D-Will is ready to carry the mail in his return. Ticketed for a huge workload one week after the Panthers couldn't establish a running game, Williams is squarely on the RB2 radar. He'll be backed up by Darrin Reaves against the Ravens. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:24 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2355th)
  • Jamaal Charles officially limited on Thursday
    Jamaal Charles (ankle) was officially limited in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Charles appeared to be moving well to the reporters in attendance. Coach Andy Reid has already said he expects Charles to suit up for Monday night's game against the Patriots, but his status will be worth monitoring closely over the next 48 hours before you officially re-insert Charles as your RB1. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:33 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    12.47 (33rd)
  • Bernard Pierce practicing in full for Week 4
    Bernard Pierce (thigh) is practicing in full for Week 4.

    Advice: Pierce is expected to get the start against the Panthers' solid run defense, but could be on a short leash after rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro showed well against the Browns in Week 3. Justin Forsett will remain the change-of-pace back. Pierce is a touchdown-dependent RB3. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:40 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    2.36 (2520th)
  • Jake Locker (wrist) doesn't practice Thursday
    Jake Locker (wrist) remained out of Titans practice Thursday, but "did a bit more."

    Advice: Speaking afterward, coach Ken Whisenhunt said he's concerned about Locker suffering a setback against the Colts, and that his status will likely be determined on Sunday. Translation: He's not going to play. That leaves Checkdown Charlie Whitehurst as the Titans' starter for Week 4. It's a significant downgrade for the Titans' entire offense, though Whitehurst can be counted on to pepper chain movers Kendall Wright and Delanie Walker with targets. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:49 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    16.07 (29th)
  • Romo returns to Cowboys practice Thursday
    Tony Romo (back) returned to Cowboys practice Thursday.

    Advice: Romo appears likely to sit out every Wednesday this season. He's a borderline QB1 for what should be a high-scoring game with the Saints on Sunday night. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:59 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    15.34 (34th)
  • Reid expects Charles to return vs. Patriots
    Chiefs coach Andy Reid expects Jamaal Charles (ankle) to be active for Week 4.

    Advice: "Yeah, I think so," was Reid's response when asked point blank if Charles will play. "He's going to practice (Thursday). We'll see how he does." It's worth noting that Reid isn't always the most truthful coach with the media, but it makes sense after Charles apparently almost suited up for Week 3. Fantasy owners can tentatively pencil Charles back in as their RB1. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:47 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    12.47 (33rd)
  • Harry Douglas practicing in full for Week 4
    Harry Douglas (foot) is practicing in full for Week 4.

    Advice: Barring a setback, Douglas will be ready to rock against the Vikings after suffering what appeared to be a fairly serious foot injury in Week 3. As usual, he'll be a WR4 in standard leagues, and a WR3 in PPR formats. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:37 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2072nd)
  • De'Anthony Thomas will practice Thursday
    De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) practiced Thursday.

    Advice: He was officially limited. Thomas has a real shot to return for Monday night's game against the Patriots. We hope no one added Joe McKnight after his fluky Week 3 outburst. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:56 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    2.38 (2519th)
  • Charles' role expanding at Thursday practice
    The Chiefs will expand Jamaal Charles' (ankle) role at practice Thursday.

    Advice: Charles' sprain is doing well enough for him to get some real work in with his teammates. In other words, he's not just off to the side rehabbing with guys like Eric Berry (ankle). It confirms that this really wasn't a "true" high-ankle sprain at all, and Charles is very much in play for Monday night's game against the Patriots. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:47 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    12.47 (33rd)
  • Locker (wrist) doesn't practice Wednesday
    Jake Locker (wrist) was listed as DNP on Wednesday.

    Advice: When asked how much Locker did on the field, coach Ken Whisenhunt said "not much." The swelling in his wrist has gone down, but it's still a bit puffy. Locker can grip the football and gives the Titans a better chance to win than Charlie Whitehurst would. Locker will be updated again no later than Thursday afternoon. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:08 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    16.07 (29th)
  • Pierce (thigh) back at Ravens practice Weds.
    Bernard Pierce (thigh) returned to Ravens practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: Pierce technically practiced last week, but was unable to suit up for the Week 3 win over the Browns. He's tentatively expected to play against the Panthers. And ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley believes Pierce will resume the starter's role. In a tough matchup at less than 100 percent with rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro breathing down his neck, we're shying away from Pierce in fantasy lineups. His leash will be short. Taliaferro looked like a keeper last Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:41 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    2.36 (2520th)
  • Harry Douglas (foot) practicing Wednesday
    Harry Douglas (foot) is practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Douglas was held out of Monday's informal session, but is practicing in full on Wednesday. It puts him on track to play this week. Douglas will be a WR3/4 against the Vikings. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:37 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2072nd)
  • DeAngelo Williams (thigh) back at practice
    DeAngelo Williams (thigh) returned to practice Wednesday.

    Advice: As expected. Williams practiced on a limited basis last week, but was still held out of Week 3. With Jonathan Stewart (knee) and Mike Tolbert (leg, short-term I.R.) out, Williams should be a go this week against the Ravens. He'll be on the RB2 radar and could see upwards of 20 touches. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:54 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2355th)
  • Tony Romo not practicing Wednesday
    Tony Romo (back, rest) will not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: It's the same routine he went through last week. Romo should return to the field Thursday. The Saints-Cowboys game has the highest Week 4 over-under at 53 points. Fire Romo up as a QB1 this week as bye weeks come into play. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:58 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    15.34 (34th)
  • Schaub away taking care of family matter
    Matt Schaub did not travel to England with the Raiders due to a family matter.

    Advice: Schaub also missed Week 3. Matt McGloin will back up Derek Carr across the pond this Sunday when the Raiders "host" the Dolphins. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:23 am
     
    Out
    Bye
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2467th)
  • MRI negative, Locker questionable for Week 4
    An MRI revealed no structural damage to Jake Locker's wrist, but he remains questionable for Week 4.

    Advice: Locker has been officially diagnosed with a strained wrist. His status for Sunday's game against the Colts will be determined "later in the week." Although it wouldn't matter for some quarterbacks, it will be a bad sign for Locker if he sits out Wednesday's practice. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:39 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    16.07 (29th)
  • DeAngelo Williams to practice Wednesday
    The Panthers expect DeAngelo Williams (thigh) to practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: Williams was able to practice last week and ended up being held out, but this puts him on track to return against Baltimore. The Panthers are down to Darrin Reaves as their only healthy running back after losing Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert to injuries. Coach Ron Rivera is confident that Williams will be back for Week 4. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:28 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2355th)
  • Jake Locker (wrist) uncertain to play Week 4
    Jake Locker suffered an injury to his right (throwing) wrist in Week 3, and the Titans are unsure of his status for Week 4 against the Colts.

    Advice: Locker's wrist apparently got bent awkwardly in Sunday's loss to the Bengals. Per coach Ken Whisenhunt, Locker could barely grip a football after the game. The Titans could conceivably use the injury as an excuse to get another QB under center. Charlie Whitehurst and rookie Zach Mettenberger are next on the depth chart. Locker has been abominable over Tennessee's last two games, combining for a 1:4 TD-to-INT ratio with two fumbles in back-to-back losses. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 22, 1:36 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    16.07 (29th)
  • Harry Douglas (foot) not practicing Monday
    Harry Douglas (foot) was held out of Monday's practice.

    Advice: However, Douglas was "moving around well" in the informal session. We'll get our first real hint as to Douglas' Week 4 status when the Falcons return to official practice on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 22, 11:41 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2072nd)
  • Bernard Pierce to remain Ravens starter?
    ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley believes that "in all likelihood" Bernard Pierce remains Baltimore's starting tailback when healthy.

    Advice: Pierce was inactive for Week 3 with a thigh injury. "We thought we'd get him into the game, but it didn't work out," coach John Harbaugh said. "We should have a good chance of getting him back next week." Rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro piled up 91 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries (5.06 YPC) in Sunday's win over the Browns. Pierce may remain the starter in name, but he's likely on a short leash. Pierce is averaging 4.04 YPC with a lost fumble on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 6:28 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    2.36 (2520th)
  • Donnie Avery goes 2-12 against Dolphins
    Donnie Avery managed two catches for 12 yards on three targets in the Chiefs' Week 3 win over the Dolphins.

    Advice: It was refreshing to see Avery's role reduced in this one after he absurdly racked up a team-high 19 targets in Kansas City's first two games. Avery is an unattractive WR4/5 in fantasy leagues. The Chiefs face the Patriots next. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 5:04 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0.05 (2644th)
  • Jordan Cameron's shoulder holds up
    Jordan Cameron confirmed he did not aggravate his shoulder injury in Sunday's Week 3 loss to the Ravens.

    Advice: Cameron appeared to be limited as he caught just one pass for 23 yards. "It's good. It held up and I'm just glad I got through the game," he said. Cameron should be close to full strength when the Browns come out of their Week 4 bye. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 3:32 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    6.81 (94th)
  • Jordan Cameron goes 1-23 against Ravens
    Jordan Cameron managed one catch for 23 yards on three targets in the Browns' Week 3 loss to Baltimore.

    Advice: Andrew Hawkins hogged 10 targets despite Cameron's return, although Cameron did look sharp on his 23-yard reception early on. He was also targeted once on an end-zone fade, drawing a pass interference call to set up Terrance West's one-yard touchdown. Still, Cameron was not a full-time player against the Ravens and is still trying to battle back from his August shoulder injury. The Browns' Week 4 bye comes at a good time for Cameron. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 2:28 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    6.81 (94th)
  • Jerick McKinnon held to eight total yards
    Jerick McKinnon rushed twice for -1 yards in Minnesota's Week 3 loss to the Saints, catching 2-of-5 targets for nine yards.

    Advice: McKinnon was expected to have a bigger role this afternoon, but got out-touched 15-4 by Matt Asiata, who out-gained his rookie teammate 71-8. If there was a positive, it's that McKinnon's five looks in the passing game were just one fewer than Asiata drew. The Vikings badly need McKinnon's play-making ability. Despite Asiata's grip on No. 1 duties, McKinnon's role should slowly grow. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 2:23 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    6.64 (148th)
  • Cecil Shorts goes 5-35-1 against Colts
    Cecil Shorts secured 5-of-10 targets for 35 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' Week 3 loss to the Colts.

    Advice: Shorts started opposite rookie Allen Robinson, playing inefficiently but saving his fantasy game with a garbage-time TD from ten yards out. Blake Bortles' insertion bodes well for the entirety of Jacksonville's offense, but Shorts will continue to be a dicey WR3 play in fantasy leagues entering a Week 4 bout with San Diego. The Jaguars have so many options at wide receiver that inconsistency is virtually inevitable for every member of the corps. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 1:36 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2090th)
  • Romo throws for 217 yards, two touchdowns
    Tony Romo completed 18-of-23 passes for 217 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the Cowboys' 34-31 win over the Rams.

    Advice: Romo looked limited by his back injury for most of the game, but managed to find a wide-open Dez Bryant for a 68-yard touchdown. His second touchdown came on a crossing route to Terrance Williams from 12 yards out. Romo's interception was a pick-six to Rams CB Janoris Jenkins on a 3rd-and-8 play in the second quarter. His downfield velocity remains a concern going forward. Romo will be on the QB1 borderline against the Saints in Week 4. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 1:28 pm
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    15.34 (34th)
  • Bernard Pierce out, Justin Forsett will start
    Bernard Pierce (thigh) is inactive for Sunday's Week 3 game at Cleveland.

    Advice: Already a shaky bet due to ineffectiveness, Pierce now add durability questions to his resume. Scatback Justin Forsett will start, but we'd expect Lorenzo Taliaferro to mix in for 7-12 touches as a change-of-pace back. Both of them need to be owned. In good news for the Ravens, CB Ladarius Webb (back) will make his season debut. The rest of their inactives: WR Michael Campanaro, OLs Jah Reid and John Urschel, DT Timmy Jernigan, LB Arthur Brown and S Terrence Brooks. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 8:34 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    2.36 (2520th)
  • Jordan Cameron (shoulder) is ready to return
    Jordan Cameron (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

    Advice: Cameron ends up missing just one game with his sprained shoulder. Expect him to be relied upon heavily Sunday as the Browns "feature" Andrew Hawkins and Miles Austin as starting wideouts and there are windy conditions in Cleveland. Cameron is a mid-range TE1. The Browns inactives: WR LaRon Byrd, CB Pierre Desir, CB Robert Nelson, RB Ben Tate, LB Eric Martin, NT Ishmaa'ily Kitchen and TE Gerell Robinson. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 8:25 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    6.81 (94th)
  • Report: Jordan Cameron likely to play vs. BAL
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Jordan Cameron (shoulder) is expected to play against the Ravens.

    Advice: CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora has a similar report. After sitting out Week 2 in an effort to get his shoulder some rest, Cameron will be back in the mix as a mid-range TE1 as the Browns' No. 1 pass-game option. The Ravens have allowed just nine catches for 88 yards to opposing tight ends through two games. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 7:01 am
     
    Week 5 Projected Points & Rank
    6.81 (94th)
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