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  • Bowles 'not sure' Decker returns this year
    When asked if Eric Decker's shoulder injury was potentially season-ending, Jets coach Todd Bowles said he is "not sure."

    Advice: Decker has a partially torn right rotator cuff. "They have to monitor it," Bowles said. "[Doctors] said some people play with it over the course of time. We’ll see how it goes." Surgery is reportedly not an option right now, but it could be if the injury does not improve through rest and rehab. It looks like Decker will miss at least several weeks. Quincy Enunwa needs to be owned everywhere. Rotoworld.com 18 minutes ago
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1063rd)
     
  • Kenneth Dixon will be eased back into action
    ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley expects rookie RB Kenneth Dixon (knee, doubtful) to be "eased back into the mix."

    Advice: Dixon will not play this week, and he will likely be limited even if he returns against Washington Week 5. Once he is healthy, Dixon should be in something of a timeshare with Terrance West and perhaps Justin Forsett. Dixon is a good bench stash in deeper formats, but he will likely spend most if not all of the season in a committee. Rotoworld.com 35 minutes ago
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    5.56 (233rd)
     
  • Smallwood will have 'plenty of opportunities'
    ESPN Eagles reporter Tim McManus said fifth-round RB Wendell Smallwood should see "plenty of opportunities" this season.

    Advice: McManus cautions Ryan Mathews should still be the lead back when healthy, but he correctly points out Mathews has struggled to stay on the field throughout his career. "There should be plenty of opportunities for Smallwood over the course of the season," McManus said, "and those opportunities will likely grow if he continues to produce like he did against the Steelers." Smallwood had 79 yards and a touchdown against Pittsburgh. He is a great speculative add in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com 41 minutes ago
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (604th)
     
  • Howard 'committee guy' once Langford healthy?
    ESPN Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson said Jordan Howard will be "more of a committee guy" once Jeremy Langford (ankle) returns.

    Advice: Langford will be out at least another month, so this is not an immediate concern to Howard's fantasy value. More importantly, Langford was terrible before going down, so Howard could certainly win the starting job outright with good performances the next several weeks. He should start on the right foot against a banged up Lions defense this week. Rotoworld.com 48 minutes ago
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    12.34 (69th)
     
  • Sam Bradford 'just trusts' Kyle Rudolph
    Sam Bradford said Kyle Rudolph is "one of those guys as a quarterback that you can just trust."

    Advice: "He’s just one of those guys who is kind of easy to develop chemistry with," Bradford said. "You know that if you put the ball in his area, he’s going to go up and he’s going to make a play and he’s going to get it." The veracity of that statement is certainly up for debate, but it is clear Bradford trusts his big tight end. Rudolph has 10 catches for 101 yards and two scores in two games with Bradford this season, and he is a good bet to keep the touchdown streak alive Monday night against the Giants. Rotoworld.com 54 minutes ago
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.07 (119th)
     
  • Titans hope Kendall Wright gives them 'boost'
    Titans OC Terry Robiskie is hopeful Kendall Wright's (hamstring) return gives the offense a "boost."

    Advice: "He’s a quicker guy, and he’ll come in with some energy," Robiskie said. "Hopefully he’s going to give us a boost — make a play, give us some help and help generate a fast start." Wright managed just 36 catches in 10 games last year and missed most of camp and the early part of the season with a hamstring injury. That said, it is not like the Titans have many better options. Wright should see some targets. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:55 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.35 (260th)
     
  • Report: Garoppolo will start against Bills
    WEEI's Kirk Minihane reports Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder, questionable) will start Sunday against the Bills.

    Advice: Garoppolo was always going to start over Jacoby Brissett if healthy, so his shoulder was the only question. After getting in limited practices all week, it seems Garoppolo is ready to get back to work. Tom Brady will return from suspension next week. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:17 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    24.04 (14th)
     
  • Hilton no longer on injury report
    T.Y. Hilton is no longer on the Colts' Week 4 injury report.

    Advice: Hilton practiced fully Thursday and Friday and will start in London. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:12 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    13.92 (47th)
     
  • Lions to face Hoyer
    The Detroit defense will take on Chicago QB Brian Hoyer on Sunday, with Jay Cutler (thumb) listed as doubtful for Week 4.

    Advice: Hoyer managed to escape Week 3 without throwing an interception and absorbing only one sack, but his start still makes the Lions D/ST a worthwhile streaming option in Week 4. Detroit has forced just one turnover on the season but will look to add to their total in this favorable matchup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:40 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    7.52 (174th)
     
  • Charles Clay listed as questionable
    Charles Clay (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 4.

    Advice: Clay is consistently listed as questionable, plays, and does very little. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:21 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.27 (217th)
     
  • Garoppolo, Brissett both listed questionable
    Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) and Jacoby Brissett (thumb) are both listed as questionable for Week 4 against the Bills.

    Advice: Garoppolo's status is entirely uncertain. Brissett is fully expected to be available for Sunday's game, but he won't start if Garoppolo is healthy enough to play. We only have to deal with this for one last week before Tom Brady's suspension ends. We'll find out the Patriots' Week 4 starter on Sunday morning. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:12 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    24.04 (14th)
     
  • Titans take Kendall Wright off injury report
    Kendall Wright (hamstring) is no longer on the Titans' injury report.

    Advice: He practiced fully all week and will make his season debut Sunday against Houston. While Wright is unlikely to be a big fantasy factor this year, he might see an increased role Sunday if Delanie Walker (hamstring, questionable) is unable to suit up. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:00 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.35 (260th)
     
  • Kenneth Dixon (knee) doubtful for Week 4
    Kenneth Dixon (knee) is doubtful for Week 4 against the Raiders.

    Advice: He returned to a limited practice this week but won't suit up against Oakland. Dixon is aiming to return against Washington in Week 5. It could take Dixon a few games to settle in but there's a good chance he'll rise to the top of Baltimore's running back depth chart by the end of the year. He's a worthy bench stash. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:47 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    5.56 (233rd)
     
  • Crowell (knee) no longer on Browns injury report
    Isaiah Crowell (knee) is no longer on the Browns' injury report.

    Advice: Crowell has practiced fully the last two days after being limited at Wednesday's session. He's been Cleveland's most consistent contributor on offense this year and makes for a nice RB2 play against the Redskins in Week 4. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:05 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.82 (85th)
     
  • Steelers rule out slot WR Eli Rogers for SNF
    Eli Rogers (turf toe) has been ruled out for Week 4 against Kansas City.

    Advice: This sets up to increase Markus Wheaton's playing time at slot receiver, although Wheaton dropped three passes and got benched last week. We wouldn't be surprised to see Le'Veon Bell play a ton of slot receiver on Sunday night. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:45 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.13 (439th)
     
  • Delanie Walker to be a game-time decision
    Delanie Walker (hamstring, questionable) will be a game-time decision for Week 4 at Houston.

    Advice: Coach Mike Mularkey said Friday Walker will be put through a pre-game workout to determine whether he's fit to play. The fact that Walker practiced on back-to-back days bodes well, but he was limited in both workouts and the Titans are not committing to playing him. "He's improving," Mularkey insisted. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:25 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.25 (110th)
     
  • Delanie Walker practices again, questionable
    Delanie Walker (hamstring, questionable) participated in Titans practice again Friday.

    Advice: Walker participated in Thursday and Friday's sessions. He missed last Friday's practice and was inactive against the Raiders, so this looks like a step in the right direction. We're tentatively expecting him to start at Houston. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:11 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.25 (110th)
     
  • Virgil Green (calf) ruled out against Bucs
    Virgil Green (calf) remained sidelined at Friday's practice and has been ruled out for Week 4.

    Advice: John Phillips will draw another start at tight end Sunday against Tampa Bay. Green is week to week with a strained calf. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:09 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (550th)
     
  • Decker has partial rotator cuff tear, out Sun
    Eric Decker has a partially torn rotator cuff and has been ruled out for Week 4 against the Seahawks.

    Advice: Coach Todd Bowles said it's too early to tell if Decker will need surgery. He's considered week to week for now, but there's obviously concern he could miss quite a bit of time. Quincy Enunwa needs to be added in all formats immediately as the No. 2 receiver. Enunwa is a WR3 with upside this week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:02 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1063rd)
     
  • Bills GM wants Tyrod to be more of a passer
    Bills GM Doug Whaley said he'd like to see Tyrod Taylor develop into more of a pocket passer.

    Advice: "[It's] just gonna be a gradual process," Whaley said, "because of his background of being, 'If it's not there, let's go and take off.' That's no fault of his own, but that's something that he's gonna continue to develop and get better. The onus is on him, and I think he loves the challenge. He's a competitor, and I think he's going to continue each week to get better and better." Taylor has failed to top 119 yards passing in 2-of-3 starts this season and now gets a date with coach Bill Belichick. Taylor won't be a recommended start outside of two-quarterback leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:40 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    22.69 (21st)
     
  • Garoppolo still sore, 'making good strides'
    CSN New England's Mike Giardi reports Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) is "making good strides" and the "arrow is pointing in the right direction" for him to start Week 4 against Buffalo.

    Advice: It sounds like he's on the right track to play Sunday against the Bills. Garoppolo's return would be a big boost to Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman in the passing game, though LeGarrette Blount would still be the focal point on offense. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:31 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    24.04 (14th)
     
  • Charles Clay gets in limited practice
    Charles Clay (knee) returned to Bills practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

    Advice: Clay doesn't really do "full" practices. Clay has remained a massive letdown for the Bills, and is barely on the TE2 radar even with Sammy Watkins (foot) sidelined. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:14 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.27 (217th)
     
  • Isaiah Crowell (knee) upgraded to full practice
    Isaiah Crowell (knee) was a full participant at Thursday's practice.

    Advice: He was limited on Wednesday. There's no longer any doubt (not that there ever was) about Crowell's status for Week 4. Crowell is tied for second in the league in rushing yards and will be a solid RB2 Sunday against Washington. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:49 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.82 (85th)
     
  • Garoppolo, Brissett remain 'limited' Thursday
    Patriots QBs Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) and Jacoby Brissett (thumb) remained "limited" on Thursday.

    Advice: It's still unclear who will be starting against the Bills. CSN New England reported Wednesday morning that Garoppolo still doesn't have "full mobility in his throwing shoulder." Brissett seems further along in his recovery. It should be considered far from a certainly Garoppolo suits up. Another Brissett start would downgrade the Patriots' skill players across the board, save LeGarrette Blount. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:45 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    24.04 (14th)
     
  • Eli Rogers (turf toe) remains sidelined Thursday
    Eli Rogers (toe) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

    Advice: He's been dealing with turf toe. Earlier this week coach Mike Tomlin called Rogers "very questionable" for Week 4. We're guessing he won't be out there Sunday against Kansas City. Rogers' absence would open up more playing time for Sammie Coates and Darrius Hayward-Bey. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:39 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.13 (439th)
     
  • Delanie Walker (hamstring) returns to practice
    Delanie Walker (hamstring) returned to practice on Thursday, getting in a limited session.

    Advice: It puts Walker on track to return against the Texans, but doesn't guarantee it after he missed Week 3. Walker was sorely missed against the Raiders. Presumably not back to full health, he'll be a back-end TE1 if he suits up against Houston. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:37 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.25 (110th)
     
  • Virgil Green misses another practice
    Virgil Green (calf) remained sidelined Thursday.

    Advice: The Broncos will roll with Jeff Heuerman and John Phillips against the Bucs. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:15 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (550th)
     
  • T.Y. Hilton (knee) returns to full practice
    T.Y. Hilton (knee) returned to Colts practice Thursday, getting in a full session.

    Advice: The Colts have been resting Hilton's knee in practice, but it hasn't been an issue on game days. He's a legit WR1 for Sunday's London showdown with the Jags. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:49 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    13.92 (47th)
     
  • Eric Decker (shoulder) yet to undergo MRI
    Eric Decker (shoulder) has yet to undergo an MRI.

    Advice: It's unclear what the Jets are waiting for. Decker missed practice again on Thursday. Coach Todd Bowles has said he hopes the injury lingers for only one week. It's unclear what that means with regards to his Week 4 status. Fantasy owners need to plan on Decker sitting against the Seahawks. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:45 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1063rd)
     
  • Garoppolo & Brissett both practicing Thursday
    Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) and Jacoby Brissett (thumb) both were at practice Thursday.

    Advice: Both were limited on Wednesday. It was just a walkthrough, but it is looking more and more likely Garoppolo will play Sunday. He will be a solid streaming option at home against the Bills. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:15 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    24.04 (14th)
     
  • Eric Decker not practicing again Thursday
    Eric Decker (shoulder) did not practice Thursday.

    Advice: Decker was on the field, but he did not even stretch with the team. His absence is not surprising considering he was headed for an MRI after missing Wednesday's session. It is extremely unlikely he suits up this week. Quincy Enunwa should see a big bump in targets with Decker sidelined, and he is available in a ton of leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:17 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1063rd)
     
  • Jets are 'concerned' about Decker (shoulder)
    ESPN's Rich Cimini reports the Jets are "concerned" about Eric Decker's shoulder injury.

    Advice: Decker is headed for an MRI after missing Wednesday's practice. Per Cimini, the injury "sounds like it could be serious." Fantasy owners should be prepared to be without Decker this week and maybe much longer. Last week's loss to Kansas City ended Decker's six-game touchdown streak. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:37 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1063rd)
     
  • T.Y. Hilton (knee) not practicing Wednesday
    T.Y. Hilton (knee) didn't practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: Hilton went berserk in last week's win over the Chargers (eight catches, 174 yards, one touchdown) so we're not worried about his status for Week 4. In all likelihood, this was just a maintenance day. With Donte Moncrief (shoulder) still sidelined, Hilton will continue to be a target monster Sunday against Jacksonville. He'll be a borderline WR1 in that matchup. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:53 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    13.92 (47th)
     
  • Delanie Walker expected to return this week
    Titans coach Mike Mularkey expects Delanie Walker (hamstring) to play Sunday.

    Advice: Walker was held out of Wednesday's practice. He was close to playing against the Raiders, but didn't show enough in pre-game warmups. It sounds like Walker should miss only one game, though the early DNP isn't a good start. Walker's return is a needed upgrade to a Tennessee offense that was held to one touchdown last week. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:44 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.25 (110th)
     
  • Eli Rogers (toe) not practicing Wednesday
    Eli Rogers (toe) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: He's battling a case of turf toe, which can be a multi-week injury. If Rogers can't play, look for Markus Wheaton to man the slot with Sammie Coates and Darrius Heyward-Bey splitting snaps opposite Antonio Brown. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:54 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.13 (439th)
     
  • Isaiah Crowell (knee) limited on Wednesday
    Isaiah Crowell (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: He's probably just dealing with a bruise. Crowell is third in the league in rushing and is averaging a robust 6.1 YPC. He has a splendid Week 4 date with the Redskins, who have been gashed by DeAngelo Williams, Shane Vereen, and Ezekiel Elliott the past three weeks. Crowell is a strong RB2. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:36 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.82 (85th)
     
  • Decker's shoulder injury 'worse' after Week 3
    Coach Todd Bowles said Eric Decker aggravated his shoulder injury in the Week 3 loss to the Chiefs, and it's "worse" than it was before the game.

    Advice: Decker didn't practice Wednesday and needs an MRI. This doesn't sound good for his chances of playing Sunday against the Seahawks. If Decker can't go, Quincy Enunwa will be the No. 2 behind Brandon Marshall. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:26 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1063rd)
     
  • Report: Kenneth Dixon (knee) targeting Week 5
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Kenneth Dixon (knee) is targeting a Week 5 return.

    Advice: RapSheet riled up the masses with a tweet earlier Wednesday morning that Dixon was returning to practice Wednesday, but he didn't do much of anything besides working out by himself on a side field. Dixon is still recovering from a sprained MCL. Coach John Harbaugh expressed frustration with the running game Wednesday, so Dixon could be given a decent workload as soon as he hits the field. He's worth picking up as a bench-stash flier if you have roster room. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:36 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    5.56 (233rd)
     
  • Virgil Green still not practicing Wednesday
    Virgil Green (calf) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: If he can't go, Jeff Heuerman and John Phillips will again fill in. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:10 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (550th)
     
  • Garoppolo, Brissett both practice Wednesday
    Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) and Jacoby Brissett (thumb) were both limited participants at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Garoppolo reportedly is "still in pain and doesn't yet have full mobility" in his throwing shoulder, but he didn't look any worse for the wear while throwing at Wednesday's practice. He and Brissett split the first-team reps. Don't expect gamesman coach Bill Belichick to name a starter until the end of the week. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:26 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    24.04 (14th)
     
  • Charles Clay misses practice
    Charles Clay (knee) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Clay never practices on Wednesdays. He'll be fine for Sunday against the Patriots. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:24 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.27 (217th)
     
  • Pederson dumps praise on Wendell Smallwood
    Coach Doug Pederson had nothing but praise for rookie RB Wendell Smallwood's performance following the Week 3 win over the Steelers.

    Advice: "He's the same type of runner that we felt he was coming out of college and what we saw in preseason," said Pederson. "He's a big, powerful guy. He's a downhill guy. He's a one-cut runner. He did a great job for us." At the link below, Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski broke down a bunch of Smallwood's runs from the win, and his burst through the hole was incredible. He also showed great awareness to stay in bounds on a 3rd-and-7 run late in the fourth quarter to keep the clock moving. "To get the first down and stay in bounds as a rookie is tremendous," said Pederson. Smallwood missed much of training camp with a quad injury, but he looks poised to take on a big role in this backfield with Ryan Mathews again banged up and struggling to make plays. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:25 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (604th)
     
  • Garoppolo 'doesn't yet have mobility' in arm
    CSN New England's Mike Giardi reports Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) is "still in pain and doesn't yet have full mobility in his throwing shoulder."

    Advice: There have been reports Garoppolo has made steady progress, and the Patriots are "hopeful" he'll play Week 4 against the Bills, but it doesn't sound like he's anywhere near 100 percent. Meanwhile, rookie Jacoby Brissett (thumb) replied "oh yeah" when asked if he's feeling in tip-top shape. If the Patriots were to play today, Brissett would likely be the one under center. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:03 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    24.04 (14th)
     
  • Kendall Wright expected to make debut Week 4
    Kendall Wright (hamstring) is expected to practice fully this week and make his season debut Sunday against the Texans.

    Advice: Wright has been out since early August with the strained hamstring. He returned to limited practices two weeks ago, but now should have "no limitations." The Titans could really use Wright to help jumpstart their No. 24 passing offense. Rookie Tajae Sharpe has taken a step back on the outside, and veterans Harry Douglas and Andre Johnson are providing nothing. Wright should immediately take back over slot duties from Douglas and is worth watching in PPR leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:55 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.35 (260th)
     
  • Pats 'hopeful' Garoppolo will be ready for Week 4
    ESPN's Ed Werder reports the Patriots are "hopeful" Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) and Jacoby Brissett (thumb) will both be available for Week 4 against the Bills.

    Advice: Garoppolo almost played against Houston last week and has reportedly made steady progress in his recovery from a sprained AC joint. Meanwhile Brissett wasn't wearing any protective covering on his sprained thumb during the Patriots' media availability on Tuesday. The Pats only need to cobble together one more week of Garoppolo and Brissett before Tom Brady makes his return in Week 5. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:30 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    24.04 (14th)
     
  • Rogers (turf toe) 'very questionable' for Week 4
    Eli Rogers (toe) is wearing a boot on his left foot.

    Advice: Rogers injured himself about halfway through Sunday's loss to Philadelphia. Coach Mike Tomlin is calling him "very questionable" for Week 4 against Kansas City. That will be the Sunday night game this week. If Rogers can't go, Sammie Coates would start in three-wide sets along with Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:14 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.13 (439th)
     
  • Delanie Walker expected back Thursday
    Titans coach Mike Mularkey expects Delanie Walker (hamstring) to resume practicing on Thursday.

    Advice: Walker was close to playing on Sunday, before being declared inactive. It sounds like the Titans expect him to be in the starting lineup against the Texans. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:23 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.25 (110th)
     
  • Jordan Howard 'comfortable' with bigger role
    Bears fifth-round RB Jordan Howard said he is "comfortable" playing a bigger role.

    Advice: That is good news considering Jeremy Langford was carted off the field Sunday night and spotted in a walking boot after the game. Howard was already earning more work even before the injury, however, and was much more effective with his touches than Langford has been at any point this season. Ka'Deem Carey (hamstring) should also have a role once he gets healthy, but Howard could run away with the starting job. He is a must-add in all formats. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:25 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    12.34 (69th)
     
  • Jordan Howard totals 92 yards against Dallas
    Jordan Howard had nine carries for 45 yards in Week 3 against Dallas.

    Advice: He added four catches for 47 yards on six targets. Howard replaced Jeremy Langford on the third drive and had a 36-yard run on his first carry. He stared the second half over Langford and finished the game after he was carted off with an ankle injury. With Langford struggling even before going down, Howard has potential to run away with the starting job. He’s one of this week’s top waiver pickups. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:46 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    12.34 (69th)
     
  • Smallwood unleashed in win over Pittsburgh
    Wendell Smallwood racked up 79 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries Sunday in the Eagles' Week 3 win over the Steelers.

    Advice: The Eagles’ No. 4 running back (according to their most recent depth chart) announced his presence with a big second half, gashing the Steelers for 64 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries after the intermission. Smallwood saw the vast majority of Philadelphia’s rushing work with Ryan Mathews sidelined for most of the game. It’s notable that Smallwood also got first dibs on goal-line carries with Darren Sproles limited to a receiving role and Kenjon Barner handling change-of-pace work. Obviously Philadelphia’s huge lead afforded Smallwood a longer leash but it will be interesting to see how the backfield duties shake out after the Eagles come off their bye week. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:20 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (604th)
     
  • Hilton goes off for 8-174 and game-winning TD
    T.Y. Hilton caught 8-of-11 targets for 174 yards and one touchdown in the Colts' 26-22, Week 3 win over the Chargers.

    Advice: Hilton did battle against Chargers rising star CB Jason Verrett for much of the day, but got the better of him when all was said and done. Hilton made a slick grab deep down the sideline with Verrett draped on him in the third quarter, and then accounted for the game-winning 63-yard score late in the fourth quarter, running right by the defense down the middle. The knee "injury" that had Hilton listed questionable proved to be a non-issue. Hilton will be a WR1/2 next week when the Colts travel to London to face the Jaguars. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:46 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    13.92 (47th)
     
  • Streak Over: Decker catches 1 for 31 in loss
    Eric Decker caught 1-of-6 targets for 31 yards in the Jets' Week 3 loss to the Chiefs.

    Advice: And with this horrendous performance by the Jets offense, Decker’s streak of 18 consecutive games with 80 yards or a touchdown is snapped. Decker had just one target in the first half, and he did not get his first catch until early in the fourth quarter. Decker was targeted in the end zone in the second half, but Eric Berry went up high to break up the pass. Ryan Fitzpatrick was terrible Sunday, and it will not get any easier with the Seahawks coming to town next week. Still, Decker will be a good bet to start a new streak in that game. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:37 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1063rd)
     
  • Eli Rogers done for the day with toe injury
    Eli Rogers left the Steelers' Week 3 game against the Eagles with a toe injury and will not return.

    Advice: It's just been one of those days for the Steelers. Rogers is already the fourth player Pittsburgh has lost to injury today. He'll finish the afternoon with two catches for 32 yards on five targets. Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton and Sammie Coates will operate as the Steelers' top three wide receivers. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:25 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.13 (439th)
     
  • Kyle Rudolph goes 7/70/1 vs. Panthers
    Kyle Rudolph caught 7-of-10 targets for 70 yards and a touchdown in Minnesota's Week 3 win over the Panthers.

    Advice: Rudolph was the Vikings' most-targeted pass catcher, and caught their lone touchdown. Rudolph could have had a second score, but committed the rare combo drop/offensive pass interference. A much bigger part of Minnesota's offense this year, Rudolph has 14/166/2 through three games. He's on the TE1 radar in an extremely down year for the position. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:58 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.07 (119th)
     
  • Charles Clay goes catch-less against Cards
    Charles Clay was held catch-less on two targets in the Bills' Week 3 loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: It was a majorly disappointing effort from Clay in a game where Sammy Watkins (foot) was inactive. Clay is low-floor, low-ceiling waiver-wire fodder. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:26 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.27 (217th)
     
  • Tyrod Taylor gets loose on the ground vs ARZ
    Tyrod Taylor completed 14-of-25 passes for 119 yards and an interception in the Bills' Week 3 win over the Cardinals, adding nine rushes for 76 yards and a touchdown.

    Advice: The Sammy Watkins-less Bills predictably got nothing going in the air against Patrick Peterson's Cardinals, but there were huge gaps available for LeSean McCoy and Taylor to run through. Taylor was un-touched on his scoring run and also broke off a 49-yarder on the ground. Taylor will continue to be a volatile QB1 streamer when the Bills face the Patriots in Week 4. Taylor had one big fantasy day and one big clunker when Buffalo played New England last year. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:21 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    22.69 (21st)
     
  • Crowell runs for 79 yards on Miami
    Isaiah Crowell had 15 carries for 79 yards in Week 3 against Miami.

    Advice: Crowell was mostly held in check outside of a 25-yard run. He lost 10 carries to Duke Johnson, who was more effective on fewer touches. Crowell has a solid floor in Hue Jackson's run scheme in the few games where Cleveland isn't playing from behind, but is due for some regression. He remains a prime sell high candidate. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:16 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.82 (85th)
     
  • T.Y. Hilton officially active Week 3
    T.Y. Hilton (knee) is active for Week 3 against the Chargers.

    Advice: Hilton was added to the injury report Thursday and missed Friday's practice, but it all seemed precautionary. Look for him to be locked up with budding star CB Jason Verrett on the outside much of the day. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:10 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    13.92 (47th)
     
  • Charles Clay active for Week 3
    Charles Clay (knee) is active for Week 3 against the Cardinals.

    Advice: His status was never in doubt. With Sammy Watkins (foot) inactive and Patrick Peterson locking down the perimeter duo of Marquise Goodwin and Robert Woods, Clay has some sneaky attractiveness as a Week 3 tight end streamer. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:15 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.27 (217th)
     
  • Broncos declare Virgil Green inactive
    Broncos declared TE Virgil Green, QB Austin Davis, OLB DeMarcus Ware, S Justin Simmons, CB Lorenzo Doss, and OLs Connor McGovern and Donald Stephenson inactive for Week 3 against the Bengals.

    Advice: Green is week to week with a strained calf. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:42 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (550th)
     
  • Kendall Wright not ready to make debut
    Kendall Wright (hamstring) is inactive for Week 3 against the Raiders.

    Advice: Rishard Matthews, Andre Johnson, and Harry Douglas will continue to rotate behind Tajae Sharpe. Wright hasn't been on the field much since August. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:36 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.35 (260th)
     
  • Delanie Walker a no-go for Titans vs. Raiders
    Delanie Walker (hamstring) is inactive for Week 3 against the Raiders.

    Advice: It's a huge blow for the Titans' offense and probably means Tajae Sharpe will get the lion's share of targets. Look for Phillip Supernaw and Anthony Fasano to handle tight end duties for the Titans. Also inactive for the Titans are WR Kendall Wright (hamstring), CB Curtis Riley, CB LeShaun Sims, OLB Aaron Wallace, OG Sebastian Tretola, and DT Austin Johnson. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:30 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.25 (110th)
     
  • Schefter: Jimmy Garoppolo 'making progress'
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) is "definitely making progress" and there is hope he can be ready for Week 4.

    Advice: Schefter reported earlier this week Garoppolo had "a chance" to be active, so this sounds like better news. Schefter also said the Patriots do not believe Jacoby Brissett's thumb injury is serious. It is starting to look like New England could have both quarterbacks next week against the Bills. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:29 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    24.04 (14th)
     
  • Delanie Walker to test hamstring pregame
    Delanie Walker (hamstring, questionable) will warm up early to see if he can play against the Raiders in Week 3.

    Advice: He's a true game-time decision. Walker missed two of the Titans' three practices this week including Friday's session. Even if Walker gets the green light, he might not play a full complement of snaps. Fifth-round rookie Tajae Sharpe would be in for an increased workload if Walker sits. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:39 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.25 (110th)
     
  • Kyle Rudolph removed from injury report
    Kyle Rudolph (groin) has been removed from the injury report.

    Advice: Rudolph should see an expanded role in the red-zone with Adrian Peterson out. He's a streaming option against a Panthers secondary that was beat for a 75-yard Vance McDonald touchdown last week. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:32 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.07 (119th)
     
  • Delanie Walker unsure of Week 3 status
    Delanie Walker (hamstring, questionable) sounded unsure about his Week 3 status.

    Advice: "We’ll see how I feel and go from there," Walker said. "We’re just trying to do the best plan to see if I can play on Sunday." The comments don't shed much on Walker's status. Even if he does suit up, he could be limited. Owners need to set up a backup plan. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:21 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.25 (110th)
     
  • Virgil Green only expected to miss one week
    Broncos TE Virgil Green (calf) is only expected to miss one week.

    Advice: Green is going to sit out the trip to Cincinnati, but he should return next week against the Bucs. The Broncos will go with a committee in his place. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:09 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (550th)
     
  • Isaiah Crowell should keep lead-back job
    ESPN Browns reporter Pat McManamon believes Isaiah Crowell will continue to be the lead back moving forward.

    Advice: There was some concern Duke Johnson would take over as the lead back before the season, but Crowell has impressed with 195 yards and two scores through two weeks. Those numbers do not tell the whole story, however. Crowell earned 40 yards on three meaningless draws at the end of a loss Week 1, and he had an 85-yard touchdown last week. He has averaged just 2.7 yards on his other 26 carries. With the offense sure to nose dive with Cody Kessler under center, Crowell is a great sell high. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:42 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    10.82 (85th)
     
  • Charles Clay (knee) questionable for Week 3
    Charles Clay (knee) is questionable for Week 3 against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Clay missed Wednesday's practice but has been a limited participant the last two days. He should be fine for Sunday and could see more work than usual with Sammy Watkins' status up in the air. Clay is a TE2 with upside. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:33 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.27 (217th)
     
  • Pats think Garoppolo could return in Week 4
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Patriots believe Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) "has a chance" to be ready in Week 4 against the Bills.

    Advice: Schefter concedes it's "too early to say for sure," but Garoppolo will be under center if he's able, particularly following Jacoby Brissett's thumb injury. Tom Brady has one more game on suspension, then will return in Week 5. As of Thursday, however, Garoppolo was still in a "tremendous amount of pain" due to his throwing-arm injury. The Pats will sign a veteran quarterback this week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:27 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    24.04 (14th)
     
  • Kenneth Dixon ruled out for Week 3
    Kenneth Dixon (knee) has been ruled out for Week 3.

    Advice: Dixon is believed to be targeting Week 4 to make his first NFL appearance, although he didn't practice this week and isn't known to be making any headway in his recovery. Dixon remains worth holding onto in 14-team leagues, and some deeper 12-team ones. He looked like the Ravens' best back in preseason games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:16 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    5.56 (233rd)
     
  • Virgil Green (calf) officially out for Week 3
    Virgil Green (calf) is out for Week 3 against the Bengals.

    Advice: This was the expected outcome after Green sat out practice all week. Coach Gary Kubiak expects John Phillips to start in his place. Consider Green week to week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:13 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (550th)
     
  • Delanie Walker doesn't practice, questionable
    Delanie Walker (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Raiders after missing Friday's practice.

    Advice: Walker missed Wednesday's session, was limited on Thursday, and was held out on Friday, which constitutes a downgrade. Even if Walker is indeed active versus Oakland, he will be tough to trust as a surefire fantasy TE1. The Titans are very thin in the pass-catcher corps, which is concerning for Marcus Mariota. Tajae Sharpe will likely have to do the heaviest lifting. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:12 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.25 (110th)
     
  • Virgil Green (calf) expected to miss Week 3
    Virgil Green (calf) missed another practice on Friday and is not expected to play against the Bengals.

    Advice: He didn't practice at all this week. Calf injuries tend to linger, so Green is potentially staring at a multi-week absence and can be dropped in 12-team leagues. Look for Jeff Heuerman and blocker John Phillips to share snaps at Cincinnati. Neither Heuerman nor Phillips is streamer worthy. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:13 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (550th)
     
  • Eric Decker returns to full practice
    Eric Decker (shoulder) returned to a full practice on Friday.

    Advice: He was held out on Wednesday, "limited" on Thursday, and "full" on Friday, which locks in Decker as a surefire bet to start against the Chiefs. Brandon Marshall (knee) is dinged, which could give Decker an uptick in Week 3 targets. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:10 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1063rd)
     
  • Kendall Wright listed as questionable
    Kendall Wright (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 3.

    Advice: Even if Wright is technically healthy enough to play, he has no known role in the Titans' offense and lacks fantasy value outside of deep Dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:03 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.35 (260th)
     
  • Delanie Walker listed questionable for Week 3
    Delanie Walker (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Raiders.

    Advice: Walker blames the hamstring "tweak" on Lions defenders holding him last week. He apparently stretched with the team at the start of Friday's practice, but didn't do much else. We're looking at a possible game-time call. While we still anticipate Walker playing, his absence would likely translate to a few more targets for Tajae Sharpe on the off chance Walker can't go. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:59 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.25 (110th)
     
  • Colts hold Hilton out of Friday practice
    T.Y. Hilton (questionable, knee) was held out of Colts practice on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Chuck Pagano said Hilton is just "sore," and was "rested" on the last day of the practice week. "He's going to be fine," Pagano promised. Hilton was added to the injury report on Thursday due to a limited practice. It sounds like he will be starting versus San Diego. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:54 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    13.92 (47th)
     
  • Bears OC happy with Howard's practice week
    Bears OC Dowell Loggains said rookie RB Jordan Howard had a good week of practice.

    Advice: Beat writer Brad Biggs believes it could be an indication Howard is ready to start taking carries from No. 1 back Jeremy Langford. Howard showed good burst on his five touches last Monday night, something Langford hasn't displayed much of in his career. Howard also broke a tackle, which is one more than Langford has broken all season on 31 touches. Howard is worthy of a bench stash in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:47 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    12.34 (69th)
     
  • Kendall Wright gets in another limited day
    Kendall Wright (hamstring) remained "limited" on Thursday.

    Advice: It looks like the Titans might be easing Wright back in with an eye toward a Week 4 return. Even were Wright to suit up this week, he'd be off the radar in every format. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:10 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.35 (260th)
     
  • Charles Clay returns to practice Thursday
    Charles Clay (knee) returned to Bills practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

    Advice: Clay's Sunday status is not in doubt. With Sammy Watkins (foot) looking 50-50, at best, Clay's role should be bigger than usual. He still can't be trusted as more than a mid-range TE2. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:11 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.27 (217th)
     
  • T.Y. Hilton (knee) gets in limited practice
    T.Y. Hilton was added to the Colts' injury report Thursday, getting in a limited practice with a knee issue.

    Advice: A similar move caused alarm last week, but it turns out this is just going to be Hilton's ritual for the time being. Hilton was actually held out last Thursday before ultimately starting against the Broncos. He's a solid WR2 for a decent matchup with the Chargers. Jason Verrett is unlikely to follow Hilton into the slot. Daily Slant: Hilton is second in targets (23) and tied for fourth in red-zone targets (4) in the early going, which sets him up for a huge afternoon against the Chargers. He's going to avoid Verrett while he's lined up in the slot, and with Donte Moncrief out there is little reason to expect his target total to drop. This contest is one of the better targets of the week on the fast Indy track. Hilton is playable in any format. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:32 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    13.92 (47th)
     
  • Green (calf) likely headed for game-time call
    Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said Virgil Green (calf) will likely be a game-time decision against the Bengals in Week 3.

    Advice: He hasn't practiced yet this week and probably won't play unless he gets a limited session in on Friday. Green has earned PFF's highest grade among 95 qualifiers at tight end this season. John Phillips is his backup. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:44 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (550th)
     
  • Virgil Green (calf) misses another practice
    Virgil Green (calf) remained sidelined Thursday.

    Advice: Beat writer Mike Klis is pessimistic about Green's odds of suiting up against the Bengals. John Phillips will start if Green doesn't go. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:21 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (550th)
     
  • Eric Decker back at Jets practice on Thursday
    Eric Decker (shoulder) returned to Jets practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

    Advice: Decker is going to be fine for Sunday's trip to Kansas City. He's a mid-range WR2 who will tick higher if Brandon Marshall (knee) can't go. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:38 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1063rd)
     
  • Kendall Wright practices Wednesday
    Kendall Wright (hamstring) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday.

    Advice: "It felt good to be out there,’’ Wright said. "Today was a start. Feel like I'm getting close." Wright has missed the last two weeks, but looks on track to return against Oakland. He won't be higher than the No. 4 pass-game option. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:55 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    4.35 (260th)
     
  • Kyle Rudolph limited Wednesday
    Kyle Rudolph (groin) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: It's a new injury for Rudolph, but not anything that should keep him out. Even with Adrian Peterson sidelined, Rudolph is just a touchdown-dependent TE2. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:25 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.07 (119th)
     
  • Decker (shoulder) DNP on Wednesday
    Eric Decker (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Decker expressed zero concern about his Week 3 availability earlier this week, so we're still expecting him to go Sunday against the Chiefs. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:27 pm
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1063rd)
     
  • Virgil Green (calf) not practicing
    Virgil Green (calf) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Coach Gary Kubiak recently said Green is day to day, but he's going to need to get on the practice field Thursday or Friday. John Phillips and Jeff Heuerman would handle tight end duties Week 3 if Green can't play. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:14 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (550th)
     
  • Bears rookie RB Howard to see increased role?
    The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs "would not be surprised" if Bears fifth-round RB Jordan Howard "sees his role grow soon."

    Advice: Biggs notes Howard impressed in the Bears' preseason finale -- 16 carries for 107 yards and one touchdown with two catches for 33 -- and also provided a brief spark in the Monday night Week 2 loss to the Eagles with gains of eight, 10, and four yards on his three carries. He also caught both of his pass-game targets. Jeremy Langford has been brutal through two games, averaging 3.0 YPC with a lost fumble. He's not making defenders miss. Biggs "would like to see" Howard get 12-plus carries Week 3 at the Cowboys. He may get a chance to pass Langford in short order. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:00 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    12.34 (69th)
     
  • Charles Clay not practicing Wednesday
    Charles Clay (knee) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: He's been getting Wednesdays off through three weeks. Clay's knee has been an issue for months, if not years, but he'll be fine to play Week 3 vs. Arizona. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:45 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    6.27 (217th)
     
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