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  • Browns concerned about Ben Tate?
    ESPN Cleveland believes that OC Kyle Shanahan has concerns about Ben Tate as the Browns' feature back.

    Advice: Tate has started or led the backfield in touches in every game he's been healthy, but Shanahan's comments about wanting "one of the backs to separate" suggests the Browns aren't sold on him carrying the load. There could be a changing of the guard if Tate continues to struggle and one of Isaiah Crowell or Terrance West emerges with a hot-hand. Tate has a 2.8 YPC over the last two games. Crowell has been the most productive and could start to see his role increased. The Browns have the most invested in West as a third-round pick. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:39 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    15.01 (18th)
  • Saints promote RB Edwin Baker for depth
    Saints promoted RB Edwin Baker from the practice squad.

    Advice: Baker provides depth with Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas sidelined. The Saints waived TE Tom Crabtree. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:10 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.80 (2618th)
  • Bilal Powell listed as probable
    Bilal Powell (foot) is listed as probable for Week 8.

    Advice: Powell practiced in full throughout the week. He'll be the Jets' No. 3 running back against the Bills. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:59 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    1.16 (2603rd)
  • Seahawks FB Derrick Coleman lands on I.R.
    Seahawks placed FB Derrick Coleman (foot) on injured reserve, ending his season.

    Advice: Coleman had surgery on Saturday and was expected to miss at least six weeks. The Seahawks will go with Robert Turbin at fullback against the Panthers, with WR Phil Bates promoted to replace Coleman on special teams. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:20 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2216th)
  • Alfred Morris probable for Monday night
    Alfred Morris (ankle) is probable for Monday night's game against the Cowboys.

    Advice: Morris played through his ankle injury last week and didn't miss any practice time. He's averaging 3.45 yards per carry with Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy at quarterback. Morris is just a low-end RB2 for Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:32 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    9.83 (72nd)
  • LeGarrette Blount replaces Archer on kickoffs
    LeGarrette Blount has replaced Dri Archer as the Steelers' kick returner.

    Advice: The Steelers are averaging 17.5 yards per return, and rank next-to-last in starting field position. Archer has been a disappointment on special teams this season, with his longest return just 23 yards. The Steelers hope Blount can provide an upgrade after he averaged 29.1 yards on kickoffs in New England last year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:38 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.36 (2518th)
  • Shonn Greene's roster spot not in danger
    Updating a previous report, ESPN Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky reports RB Shonn Greene's roster spot is not in jeopardy following his Friday night arrest.

    Advice: Greene was arrested for failing to halt for a traffic officer. Greene was being issued a ticket for parking in a handicap spot. Greene (hamstring) is listed as probable for the Titans' Week 8 contest with the Texans. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:53 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.15 (2522nd)
  • Shonn Greene arrested on Friday night
    Titans RB Shonn Greene was arrested for fleeing the scene of a parking incident on Friday night.

    Advice: Greene was parked in a handicap parking space in Franklin, Tennessee on Friday evening. When a parking enforcement officer tried to issue Greene a ticket, he got into his car, maneuvered around the officer's vehicle and left the scene. Greene was charged with a handicap parking violation, driving on a revoked/suspended license, reckless driving and resisting stop/halt/frisk. Green turned himself in Friday night after learning there was a warrant out for his arrest, and was released after posting a $2,000 bond. His status for Sunday's game against the Texans is unknown. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:51 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.15 (2522nd)
  • Jonas Gray the Patriots top big back
    ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss confirms Jonas Gray now projects as the Patriots top "big back."

    Advice: Gray is ahead of both Brandon Bolden and James White. The 2012 UDFA out of Notre Dame was expected to have a bigger role than the three carries he got in Week 7, but the Patriots got absolutely dominated in time of possession and didn't want to challenge the Jets' elite run defense. In different game-flow situations, Gray could have a real role. He's worth adding in deeper formats. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:23 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.87 (236th)
  • Jags not sure if Denard can handle big work
    A source tells ESPN Jags reporter Mike DiRocco that the coaches "still aren't sure if [Denard] Robinson is capable of handling a heavy workload each week."

    Advice: Robinson ripped apart the Browns' atrocious run defense last week for 22-127-1 and has earned another start. Don't expect 20-carry games to become the norm. The 197-pound "Shoelace" typically won't have gameflow on his side and also Toby Gerhart (foot) is coming back this week to pair with third-down back Jordan Todman. Furthermore, the Jags bottom-five offensive line is going to have its hands more than full with a very strong Dolphins front this week. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:14 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.09 (105th)
  • Shane Vereen expected to play through illness
    ESPN Boston says it would be a surprise if Shane Vereen (illness) doesn't play in Sunday's game against the Bears.

    Advice: Vereen was under the weather and sat out Friday's practice. It shouldn't affect his role in a fine matchup at home Sunday. Vereen, who played on a career-high 80 percent of the snaps in the first game after Stevan Ridley's season-ending knee injury, is RB2 even in non-PPR formats. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:45 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    13.41 (29th)
  • Chris Polk (hamstring) probable for Week 8
    Chris Polk (hamstring) is probable for Week 8 against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Polk has been cleared to return from his hamstring injury. He would back up LeSean McCoy if Darren Sproles (questionable, knee) is held out. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:40 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2369th)
  • 'Chance' Ryan Mathews could return in Week 9
    According to the Union-Tribune San Diego, there is a "chance" Ryan Mathews (knee) could return for the Chargers' Week 9 game against the Dolphins.

    Advice: Mathews' MCL sprain has cost him six weeks. As the Chargers have begun to lose games, they may feel more urgency to get their best early-down runner back on the field. "That's in my head," Mathews said Friday of a potential Week 9 return. "I'm just going keep doing my treatment this week, come back on Monday, and see what they (team doctors) say." Per beat writer Michael Gehlken, Mathews is "clearly close," looks conditioned, and his "right knee was stable" during a Thursday evening workout before San Diego's loss to Denver. Mathews should be stashed in all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:10 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2237th)
  • Donald Brown remains in concussion protocol
    Donald Brown (concussion) still hasn't been medically cleared.

    Advice: Brown has missed the last three games due to his concussion. He remains without a timetable for return. The Chargers will likely hold Brown out through their Week 10 bye. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:20 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2350th)
  • Raiders list Marcel Reece as questionable
    Marcel Reece (quad) is questionable for Week 8.

    Advice: Reece practiced every day this week and should return after being held out of last Sunday's loss. He has just 11 touches in five games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:47 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    2.96 (2531st)
  • Robert Turbin (shoulder) probable for Week 8
    Robert Turbin (shoulder) is listed as probable for Week 8.

    Advice: Turbin was limited this week with a minor shoulder injury. He'll start at fullback with Derrick Coleman sidelined. Christine Michael will be active for the second straight week. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:36 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    2.77 (2537th)
  • Chris Johnson (ankle) officially probable
    Chris Johnson (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 8.

    Advice: Johnson practiced in full despite being on the injury report. He isn't a recommended option for Sunday's matchup with Buffalo's top-five run defense. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:13 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.62 (1752nd)
  • Saints rule out Khiry Robinson, Pierre Thomas
    Khiry Robinson (forearm) has been ruled out for Week 8 against the Packers.

    Advice: Robinson referred to his injury as "a little boo-boo" earlier in the week, but the Saints' medical staff clearly disagrees. As Pierre Thomas has also been ruled out, New Orleans' backfield will be dominated by Mark Ingram and Travaris Cadet versus Green Bay's No. 31 run defense. The stars have aligned for a bounce-back game for Ingram after last week's clunker against Detroit. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:33 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2302nd)
  • Charles Sims to play big stretch-run role?
    ESPN's Dan Graziano suggested on NFL Insiders Friday that rookie Charles Sims could play a big role down the stretch.

    Advice: Eligible to return from I.R./recall in Week 9, Sims has resumed practicing after fracturing his ankle in August. "He may get a shot to get some serious carries in the second half (of the season)," were Graziano's words. Sims is worth stashing in 12- and 14-team leagues. Doug Martin has been ineffective for a sustained stretch, while Bobby Rainey has been prone to fumbles. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:25 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2287th)
  • Pats list RB Vereen questionable with illness
    Shane Vereen is listed as questionable for Week 8 against the Bears after missing Friday's practice with an illness.

    Advice: Twitter freaked out when Vereen wasn't seen at Friday's practice, but players often miss practice with illnesses and are all systems go on game days. Check back Sunday for updates, but Vereen's outlook shouldn't have changed. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:13 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    13.41 (29th)
  • Toby Gerhart listed as probable
    Toby Gerhart (foot) is listed as probable for Week 8.

    Advice: Gerhart figures to take over Storm Johnson's role in Jacksonville's offense, with Denard Robinson operating as the Jaguars' lead back and Jordan Todman playing in passing situations. Gerhart is an RB5 in 14- and 16-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:12 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    1.51 (2590th)
  • Benny Cunningham listed as probable
    Benny Cunningham (knee) is listed as probable for Week 8.

    Advice: Cunningham will be part of St. Louis' three-man RBBC in Sunday's clash with Kansas City. His actual workload will be determined during the game. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:39 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.27 (1907th)
  • Shonn Greene listed as probable
    Shonn Greene (hamstring) is listed as probable for Week 8 against the Texans.

    Advice: We're tentatively expecting Bishop Sankey to remain Tennessee's lead runner, but Greene could snipe a few carries, particularly in goal-to-go situations. Greene is more of a threat to Sankey than standalone fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:51 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.15 (2522nd)
  • Ronnie Hillman to remain Broncos starting RB?
    The Denver Post believes the Broncos will be "hard pressed" to turn back to Montee Ball (groin) as their lead running back when healthy.

    Advice: We don't think it's likely at all. Ronnie Hillman has given Denver's offense an entirely new dimension with big-play ability on outside runs, whereas Ball struggled mightily when he was asked to move laterally. Ball was effective in a change-of-pace role behind Knowshon Moreno down the stretch last season. That may be his role upon return. Although he is being pulled on goal-line runs, Hillman has a chance to provide borderline RB1 value the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:37 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    14.24 (23rd)
  • T-Rich (hammy) questionable for Wk 8 at PIT
    Trent Richardson (hamstring) is questionable for Week 8 against the Steelers after missing practice every day this week.

    Advice: He's going to be a game-time decision. Richardson is already sluggish at 100 percent, so he'd be nothing more than a borderline RB2/3 at less than full health. If he can't play, Dan Herron is expected to handle some of Richardson's workload. "Boom" is a north-south runner who showed he's hard to bring down in the preseason. Ahmad Bradshaw would gobble up a few extra looks. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:01 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    9.47 (78th)
  • T-Rich (hammy) misses another practice Fri.
    Trent Richardson (hamstring) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

    Advice: Colts beat writers are puzzled by Richardson's absence again Friday after coach Chuck Pagano said Thursday that Richardson would likely be limited. Richardson didn't practice at all this week, leaving his status for Week 8 against the Steelers in serious doubt. Ahmad Bradshaw would get a serious boost. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:49 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    9.47 (78th)
  • Reggie Bush doubtful for Week 8 vs. Falcons
    Reggie Bush (ankle) is doubtful for Week 8 against the Falcons.

    Advice: We can't trust anything Bush says. He declared himself 100 percent ready for Week 7, and Bush was barely used in the second half. This week, he said he's going to play against Atlanta in London. That appears unlikely. It'll be Joique Bell and Theo Riddick in the backfield for Detroit. Bell is our No. 17 running back. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:36 am
     
    Doubtful
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
  • Rams still trying to keep RB plans a secret
    Rams OC Brian Schottenheimer said all of his running backs will "have roles for us," and he'll continue to treat it as a week-to-week situation.

    Advice: "I think that’s kind of good for us," Schottenheimer said. "For a defense not to know who they’ve got to prepare for. To know that at any moment it might be a different guy out there." Schottenheimer isn't fooling anyone. Anybody with working eyeballs can see Tre Mason is the Rams' most talented runner. If the Rams want to put the ball in Zac Stacy or Benny Cunningham's hands, they're playing to the defense's advantage. We're not -- and more importantly, defensive coordinators aren't -- buying Schottenheimer's mind trick. Mason's the guy. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:00 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.70 (97th)
  • Reggie Bush sits again Friday, says he'll play
    Reggie Bush (ankle) did not practice again Friday, but said he'll play Week 8 against the Falcons.

    Advice: Bush got in a limited practice Wednesday before sitting out Thursday and Friday. If he does suit up, Bush can't be trusted even in a phenomenal matchup versus Atlanta's sieve-like defense. Joique Bell should get the bulk of the work as a runner, locking him in as an RB2. The Lions and Falcons kick off at 9:30 AM ET. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:34 am
     
    Doubtful
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
  • Juwan Thompson rushes for two touchdowns
    Juwan Thompson rushed seven times for 24 yards and two touchdowns in Denver's Week 8 win over the Chargers.

    Advice: Thompson vultured workhorse Ronnie Hillman for two- and one-yard scores in the second half. The touchdowns were his second and third of the season. Thompson has been running well as a situational hammer, but will likely lose that role upon Montee Ball's (groin) return. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:34 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.83 (2395th)
  • Hillman has bad TD luck, but totals 138 yards
    Ronnie Hillman rushed 20 times for 109 yards in the Broncos' Week 8 win over the Chargers, catching 3-of-4 targets for an additional 29 yards.

    Advice: The 138 yards from scrimmage were Hillman's most in his three games as starter, but it's his amazingly-bad touchdown luck that will have owners talking on Friday. Hillman had five potential scores wiped away by happenstance and shenanigans. In no particular order, Hillman: Lost a touchdown by stepping out of bounds, had a score wiped out by holding, lost a shot at a goal-line carry thanks to a botched snap and watched Juwan Thompson vulture not one, but two TDs. The good news, if you want to look at it that way, is that Hillman was in position for so many touchdowns, and continues to run circles around the work Montee Ball did before going down with a groin injury. Ball will have a role when he returns, but it's getting harder to believe it won't be as Hillman's caddie. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:56 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    14.24 (23rd)
  • Cunningham (knee) pops up on injury report
    Benny Cunningham was added to the Rams' injury report on Thursday, getting in a limited session with a knee issue.

    Advice: It suggests Cunningham tweaked something in Thursday's practice, though it's unclear if that's the case. The Rams are one of the most lightly-covered teams in the league, so we might not gain clarity until Friday's injury report. A "DNP" on Friday would spell doom for Cunningham's Week 8 chances, while another "limited" to go along with a "questionable" tag would be inconclusive. Regardless of his health, Cunningham can't be trusted as more than an RB3. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:47 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.27 (1907th)
  • Alfred Morris practicing in full for Week 8
    Alfred Morris is listed on the Week 8 injury report with an ankle issue, but practicing in full.

    Advice: Morris tweaked his ankle in Sunday's win over the Titans. Averaging just 3.82 yards per carry through his first seven games, Morris is settling in as a low-reward RB2. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:58 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    9.83 (72nd)
  • Richardson (hamstring) still not practicing
    Trent Richardson (hamstring) remained sidelined at Colts practice Thursday.

    Advice: The plan had been for Richardson to return on Thursday, so Friday has become all important for his Week 8 status. If he can't get in at least a limited session, he'll be looking very dicey for Sunday's game against the Steelers. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:44 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    9.47 (78th)
  • Shonn Greene still limited on Thursday
    Shonn Greene (hamstring) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Greene appears ready to return for Week 8, but he'll do so as Bishop Sankey's caddie. He's not a recommended RB4 option. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:40 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.15 (2522nd)
  • Chris Johnson (ankle) practicing in full
    Chris Johnson (ankle) is on the Week 8 injury report, but practicing in full.

    Advice: CJ?K is fine. He's not a viable RB3 for Week 8 against the Bills' dominant run defense. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:36 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.62 (1752nd)
  • Khiry Robinson (arm) misses another practice
    Khiry Robinson (forearm) remained sidelined at Saints practice Thursday.

    Advice: Robinson has referred to his injury as a "little boo-boo," but his Week 8 status is up in the air. At the very least, he needs to get in a limited session on Friday. Mark Ingram is shaping up as a legit RB2 when Robinson banged up and Pierre Thomas (shoulder) sidelined. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:16 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2302nd)
  • Denard Robinson to remain Jaguars' starter
    Speaking Thursday, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley confirmed Denard Robinson will remain the starting running back for Week 8 even with Toby Gerhart (foot) returning.

    Advice: Bradley said Gerhart will get "some reps," but Gerhart was being phased out of his starting job even before he started missing games. He'll fight for scraps with Jordan Todman and Storm Johnson behind Shoelace. Robinson is the only Jaguars' runner worth starting for Week 8, though he has a difficult matchup in the Dolphins' solid run defense. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:39 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.09 (105th)
  • Toby Gerhart upgraded to 'full' on Thursday
    Toby Gerhart (foot) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Barring a setback, Gerhart will be good to go for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. However, he should be operating as no better than the No. 2 back after Denard Robinson had the first good game from any Jags runner in Week 7. Gerhart isn't on the re-draft or daily-league radar for Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:34 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    1.51 (2590th)
  • Ryan Mathews may be out through bye
    The Union-Tribune's Michael Gehlken says Ryan Mathews "may" be out through the Week 10 bye.

    Advice: Note that Gehlken was merely responding to a question on Twitter, not necessarily reporting. But Mathews was ruled out for Thursday night's game against the Broncos early on and doesn't seem to be particularly close. Holding him out until Week 11 would make sense, especially with Branden Oliver playing so well. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:28 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2237th)
  • Reggie Bush downgraded to missed practice
    Reggie Bush (ankle) is not practicing Thursday.

    Advice: It's a troublesome downgrade from Wednesday, when Bush was a limited participant. It's clear he's nowhere near over his ankle injury after it caused him to sit out in Week 6 and barely play in the second half of Week 7. If Bush can't go against the Falcons, Joique Bell gets a boost and Theo Riddick (questionable, hamstring) would get set for a real role. Note that inactives for this early London game will be coming down at 8:30am ET. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:52 am
     
    Doubtful
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
  • Toby Gerhart (foot) back in action this week?
    Toby Gerhart (foot) "appears" ready to return for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

    Advice: Gerhart is practicing on a limited basis this week and said he feels "pretty good" after taking the last two weeks off. However, his role is more uncertain than ever after Denard Robinson put a 22-127-1 line on the Browns last week. "I think we'll continue to mix and match a little bit," said OC Jedd Fisch. "I don't know exactly how that will all play out yet." We'd expect Robinson to start, but he's going to find the sledding very tough against an excellent Dolphins front. Gerhart will be a complementary early-down piece and Jordan Todman will handle a lot of third downs. It's not a terribly high-upside situation. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 5:52 am
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    1.51 (2590th)
  • T-Rich expected to practice on Thursday
    The Colts' plan is for Trent Richardson (hamstring) to return to practice on Thursday.

    Advice: Despite leaving last week's game early and not practicing on Wednesday, T-Rich fully expects to play Sunday at Pittsburgh. Per Colts beat writer Mike Wells, Richardson "could have returned to the game but he was held out because the outcome had already been decided." Richardson averaged 5.5 YPC against the Bengals, which says more about Cincinnati's pathetic run defense than T-Rich. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:22 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    9.47 (78th)
  • Robert Turbin limited with shoulder injury
    Robert Turbin (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Turbin is dealing with a minor shoulder injury. With Derrick Coleman sidelined, Turbin is expected to get the majority of his snaps at fullback this week. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:31 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    2.77 (2537th)
  • Jaguars view Denard Robinson as RB of future?
    ESPN's Michael DiRocco believes the Jaguars could have "found their running back of the future" in Denard Robinson.

    Advice: "It may be the Denard Robinson show going forward," DiRocco said. "The Jaguars are going to limit his workload in the 15-20 carry range…but I think the main job is going to be Robinson's." Toby Gerhart resumed practicing Wednesday, and could return this week in a complementary role. Robinson has long-term upside, but will be just an RB3/FLEX in Week 8 against Miami. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:09 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.09 (105th)
  • Khiry Robinson (forearm) not practicing Wed.
    Khiry Robinson (forearm) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Robinson said he has a "little boo-boo," but he's "straight." We'll see if he gets back to practice Thursday. If Robinson can't play, Mark Ingram would likely handle 15-18 carries as a solid RB2 against the Packers' No. 31 run defense. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:25 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2302nd)
  • Donald Brown officially ruled out
    Donald Brown (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday night's game against the Broncos.

    Advice: Brandon Oliver will make his third straight start. Ryan Mathews (MCL) has also been ruled out for Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:27 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2350th)
  • Shonn Greene (hamstring) returns to practice
    Shonn Greene (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Greene said he felt like he was able to do "just about everything" at practice. He should be considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans. Bishop Sankey is going to remain the Titans' lead back even when Greene returns. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:51 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.15 (2522nd)
  • Chris Polk expects to return in Week 8
    Chris Polk (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Polk has missed the Eagles' first six games. It puts him on track to play in Week 8 against the Cardinals. Polk would back up LeSean McCoy if Darren Sproles (knee) is held out. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:41 am
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2369th)
  • Fisher on RBs: It'll be a week-to-week thing
    Coach Jeff Fisher said "it'll be a week-to-week thing" at running back for the Rams.

    Advice: "Zac [Stacy] could get 25 carries this week," Fisher continued. "We had some things in early this week. It was working so we decided to stay with [Tre Mason]. It’s nothing that Zac has done or hasn’t done." Fisher clearly hates fantasy football. He's also never been a coach who favors a committee approach in the backfield. Most weeks, it's going to either be Mason or Stacy. And beat writer Nick Wagoner expects Mason to get the first look Week 8 against the Chiefs. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:05 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.70 (97th)
  • Trent Richardson (hamstring) not practicing
    Trent Richardson (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Richardson's hamstring injury isn't considered serious, but not being able to practice puts his Week 8 status in question. Ahmad Bradshaw would be a feature back if Richardson is held out, with Dan Herron mixing in for change-up carries. Richardson "hopes" to get some work in on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:00 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    9.47 (78th)
  • Toby Gerhart (foot) resumes practicing
    Toby Gerhart (foot) will resume practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Gerhart expects to be "limited" after missing the last two weeks. He should be considered no better than questionable for Sunday's game against Miami. Gerhart will be a short-yardage complement behind Denard Robinson when he returns. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:35 am
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    1.51 (2590th)
  • Charles Sims (ankle) cleared for practice
    Bucs RB Charles Sims (ankle) is practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Barring any setbacks, Sims could return in Week 9. He's a candidate for the Bucs' third-down role immediately and could eat into the workload of Doug Martin before too long. Martin, inherited by the Lovie Smith regime, hasn't played good football since 2012. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:17 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2287th)
  • Reggie Bush (ankle) limited on Wednesday
    Reggie Bush (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: As expected. Bush battled the ankle Week 7 against the Saints, playing sparingly in the second half, but he's likely to suit up against the Falcons in London. It's a tasty matchup, but Joique Bell is the much more preferred play. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:42 am
     
    Doubtful
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
  • Ryan Mathews (MCL) still not practicing
    Ryan Mathews (MCL) remained out of Chargers practice Tuesday.

    Advice: Mathews can be safely ruled out for Week 8, and isn't looking promising for Week 9, either. The Bolts will continue to roll with Branden Oliver as their bell-cow back in the interim. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:45 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2237th)
  • Donald Brown (concussion) still not cleared
    Donald Brown (concussion) remained sidelined Tuesday.

    Advice: It will be the Branden Oliver show in Thursday night's game against the Broncos. Brown remains week to week. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:44 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2350th)
  • Denard Robinson plays heavy snaps vs. Browns
    Denard Robinson played 46-of-74 snaps in Sunday's win over the Browns.

    Advice: Storm Johnson was on the field for 10 snaps in a change-of-pace role. Jordan Todman remained Jacksonville's third-down back, getting 19 snaps. Robinson is expected to keep the starting job going forward, with Toby Gerhart likely to be a complementary option with Johnson when he returns. Robinson is one of the top waiver-adds for Week 8. He's a recommended pickup in Yahoo leagues, where he has WR eligibility. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:19 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.09 (105th)
  • Reggie Bush says he'll play in London game
    Reggie Bush (ankle) said he will play in Sunday's game against the Falcons in London.

    Advice: Bush barely played in the second half of the Week 7 win over the Saints because his ankle was bothering him. He admits that he's still not 100 percent, but insists he now feels "fine." The Lions could use Bush on only a limited package of plays, especially if they get a big lead on the hapless Falcons. Joique Bell will be the far superior fantasy play. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:23 am
     
    Doubtful
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
  • Blount totals 17 yards on eight touches
    LeGarrette Blount rushed for nine yards on seven carries in the Steelers' Week 7 win over the Texans.

    Advice: Blount added one catch for eight yards. He mixed in to handle some change-of-pace carries when Le'Veon Bell split out wide or needed a breather. Blount continues to see a handful of weekly carries, but even that's too much. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:12 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.36 (2518th)
  • Seahawks FB Coleman (foot) out 6 weeks
    Seahawks FB Derrick Coleman (foot) will miss "at least" six weeks.

    Advice: Coleman broke his foot in pre-game warmups ahead of Sunday's Week 7 tilt with the Rams. Look for Seattle to add a lead blocker for Marshawn Lynch. Robert Turbin was pressed into the role on Sunday. Coleman could go to I.R. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:42 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2216th)
  • Donald Brown misses Chargers practice
    Donald Brown (concussion) would not have participated had the Chargers held a practice on Monday.

    Advice: Brown can safely be ruled out for Thursday night's tilt with Denver. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:27 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2350th)
  • Ryan Mathews held out of practice
    Had the Chargers held a practice on Monday, Ryan Mathews (MCL) would not have participated.

    Advice: Mathews isn't going to play on Thursday night, and his status is unclear for Week 9 as well. Branden Oliver will remain the feature back against Denver. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:26 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2237th)
  • Trent Richardson undergoing MRI
    Trent Richardson is undergoing an MRI on his hamstring ailment.

    Advice: T-Rich has been openly optimistic regarding his injury, but the Colts won't know his status for sure until the MRI comes back. Indy plays the Steelers next. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:56 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    9.47 (78th)
  • Gruden: Alfred Morris missing some cuts
    Speaking Monday, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Alfred Morris "missed some cuts" in Sunday's win over the Titans, and isn't working "in concert" with the offensive line.

    Advice: Morris is averaging just 3.82 yards per carry, and has yet to have a 100-yard day on the ground this season. He's averaging 63 weekly yards. Although the absence of Robert Griffin III (ankle) has been an obvious hindrance for the Redskins' ground attack, it doesn't fully explain Morris losing nearly an entire yard off his YPC. Morris is just a mid-range to low-end RB2, and could eventually start losing more touches to Roy Helu. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:37 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    9.83 (72nd)
  • Derrick Coleman hurts foot in pregame
    Seahawks FB Derrick Coleman broke his foot during pre-game warmups for Sunday's Week 7 loss at St. Louis.

    Advice: Coleman somehow took a wrong step while warming up and suffered the fracture. The Seahawks were forced to use Robert Turbin as their fullback. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:57 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2216th)
  • Tre Mason leads STL RBs in snaps
    Tre Mason led Rams running backs by playing on 27-of-51 snaps in Sunday's win over the Seahawks.

    Advice: Benny Cunningham played 19 snaps and Zac Stacy got one. It's clear that Mason has surged to the front of the pile here as the most talented natural runner and is a must-add, but there are major concerns -- most notably in the form of game flow. Mason is a zero in the pass game, which we know is a red flag when a team gets behind. See Andre Williams, Alfred Morris and even Marshawn Lynch for evidence of that. The Rams next five games are at KC, at SF, at ARZ, vs. DEN, at SD. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:15 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.70 (97th)
  • Trent Richardson brushes off hamstring tweak
    Trent Richardson said the hamstring injury he sustained Sunday is a "little tweak, nothing big."

    Advice: Richardson sustained the strain in the fourth quarter and didn't return as the Colts had the game in hand. "I was able to still run and move. Coach told me there's no reason to back out there," he said. Before leaving, Richardson looked as impressive as he has in two years, totaling 118 yards on 18 touches. But Ahmad Bradshaw continues to soak up the majority of red-zone reps, capping T-Rich's fantasy appeal. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:22 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    9.47 (78th)
  • Denard Robinson expected to keep starting job
    When asked if Denard Robinson will keep the feature back job, coach Gus Bradley said, "Yeah, I think so."

    Advice: Coaches are loathe to make depth chart declarations, especially right after games. But Bradley had to at least suggest he'd give it up for Shoelace after a 22-127-1 outing as the starter. When Toby Gerhart returns from his foot injury, he'll slide into a complementary role along with Storm Johnson. Gerhart has been a drop candidate in 10- and 12-team leagues for a few weeks now. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:31 am
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    1.51 (2590th)
  • Juwan Thompson manages six carres
    Juwan Thompson managed six carries for 30 yards in Week 7 against the 49ers.

    Advice: Thompson wasn't involved until late in the third quarter. He didn't play in red-zone or short-yardage situations over Ronnie Hillman. With Montee Ball not expected to return until at least Week 9, Thompson will remain the Broncos' No. 2 back for Thursday night's game against the Chargers. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 19, 10:49 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.83 (2395th)
  • Ronnie Hillman runs for two touchdowns
    Ronnie Hillman had 14 carries for 74 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 7 win over the 49ers, adding 29 yards on four receptions.

    Advice: Hillman had two third-quarter touchdowns, including a 37-yard score up the middle the of the field. He stayed in for all red-zone situations, with his second touchdown coming from one yard out. Juwan Thompson had just six carries behind Hillman and wasn't used until late in the game. Hillman has put together two straight strong performances and could remain part of the backfield when Montee Ball returns. He'll be an RB2 in Week 8 against the Chargers. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 19, 9:27 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    14.24 (23rd)
  • Juwan Thompson active for Week 7
    Juwan Thompson (knee) is active for Sunday night's Week 7 game against the 49ers.

    Advice: Thompson has been dealing with a knee issue, but was fully expected to play after being listed as probable on the injury report. The Broncos inactives are RB Montee Ball, WR Cody Latimer, CB Tony Carter, OL Ben Garland, OT Michael Schofield, and DT Mitch Unrein. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 19, 4:19 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.83 (2395th)
  • Reggie Bush's ankle bothered him on Sunday
    Coach Jim Caldwell said Reggie Bush's ankle was bugging him during Sunday's win over the Saints.

    Advice: Bush finished with just nine touches against his old team and didn't play very much in the second half at all. It appears his ankle wasn't as close to 100 percent as it seemed coming into this one. The Lions have a flight to London Monday for a Week 8 game against the Falcons. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 19, 2:29 pm
     
    Doubtful
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
  • Alfred Morris manages just 54 yards vs. TENN
    Alfred Morris rushed 18 times for 54 yards in Washington's Week 7 win over the Titans.

    Advice: It was an extremely disappointing day against a soft run defense, though it's possible Morris' first-quarter ankle tweak played a part. Morris briefly departed before returning to finish out the game. Things could have been even worse, but Morris had a fumble overturned on review. Morris has yet to have a 100-yard game this season, and is averaging a meager 63 yards per week. His last score was in Week 4. The good news is, Dallas' talent-less run defense is on tap for Week 8. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 19, 2:16 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    9.83 (72nd)
  • Cunningham gets start for Rams, scores TD
    Benny Cunningham rushed two times for three yards in the Rams' Week 7 win over the Seahawks, adding five catches for 46 yards and one touchdown.

    Advice: Cunningham got the start for the Rams, playing two plays on the opening-series three-and-out. It was then Tre Mason on early downs the rest of the afternoon, with Cunningham playing passing downs. Zac Stacy played just one snap. Cunningham is the best pass protector in the Rams' backfield, so he's going to have a weekly role as the No. 2. Mason is the new No. 1. Stacy can be dropped. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 19, 2:05 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.27 (1907th)
  • Khiry only gets three touches in Saints' loss
    Khiry Robinson rushed three times for 26 yards against the Lions' Week 7.

    Advice: Robinson lost a fumble early in the second quarter, and did not get another touch until the fourth. With Mark Ingram back, Robinson has been relegated back to the four-to-eight touch zone he occupied before Ingram's injury. He is a hold in all formats, but is not startable as long as Ingram is healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 19, 2:01 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2302nd)
  • Ben Tate handles 17 touches as Browns fall
    Ben Tate rushed 16 times for 36 yards and caught a pass for a loss of two in the Browns' Week 7 loss to Jacksonville.

    Advice: Without C Alex Mack, the Browns were unable to move the Jaguars' defensive front and frequently allowed backfield penetration. Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West mixed in for 14 touches off the bench, limiting Tate's workload. Expect the Browns' rushing attack to get back on track in Week 8 against the Raiders. Not involved much in Cleveland's passing game, Tate is shaping up as more of an RB2 than RB1, although he his upcoming schedule is quite favorable. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 19, 1:40 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    15.01 (18th)
  • Shoelace sparks Jaguars: 22-127-1 in victory
    Denard "Shoelace" Robinson gave the Jaguars a running game in Sunday's Week 7 victory, rushing for 127 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in Jacksonville's win over Cleveland.

    Advice: Looking like a legitimate running back, the converted Michigan quarterback mixed chain-moving gains with explosive runs on the perimeter. He handled the 22 touches compared to Storm Johnson's six, and Jordan Todman's one. "Shoelace" should remain Jacksonville's lead back until further notice, even when Toby Gerhart (foot) returns. The Jaguars will face the Dolphins' stout run defense next. Robinson is worth owning in all leagues, but is likely to struggle on the ground against Miami. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 19, 1:24 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.09 (105th)
  • Reggie Bush totals 32 totals yards against NO
    Reggie Bush rushed four times for 10 yards and added five catches for 22 yards against the Saints Week 7.

    Advice: Bush seemed to be hobbled by his ankle injury at various times in the game, and was out-snapped heavily by Joique Bell in the second half. Despite being limited, Bush drew a crucial pass interference penalty on fourth-down on the Lions' final drive. Matthew Stafford hit Corey Fuller for the game-winning touchdown three plays later. Bush has another week to get fully healthy, and should be great PPR play against the Falcons horrible defense in London next week. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 19, 1:22 pm
     
    Doubtful
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
  • Mason takes control of Rams backfield in win
    Tre Mason rushed for 85 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries in the Rams' 28-26, Week 7 win over the Seahawks.

    Advice: After shining last Monday night on nine snaps, Mason was handed the reins against Seattle, out-touching Benny Cunningham 18-7, while Zac Stacy rode the bench, playing one snap and not registering a touch. It sure looks like a changing of the guard. After picking up 24 yards on his first NFL carry last week, Mason ripped off a 28-yarder Sunday. He found the end zone from six yards out in the first quarter. The Rams are going to ride the "hot hand," and Mason has it. Coach Jeff Fisher likes to ride one back. Mason needs to be owned in all formats. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 19, 1:18 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.70 (97th)
  • Trent Richardson (hamstring) done for day
    Trent Richardson left Sunday's Week 7 game against the Bengals with a hamstring injury and will not return.

    Advice: Richardson tweaked his hammy near the end of the third quarter and the Colts quickly went up 24-0 after that. It's unclear if he has a serious pull or the trainers are just playing it safe with the game in hand. Before the injury, Richardson actually looked really spry, repeatedly using the R1 button to juke away from defenders and showing good skills in the pass game. He finished with 14 carries for 77 yards and four catches for 41 yards. It's the first time T-Rich went over 100 total yards all season. Ahmad Bradshaw and Dan "Boom" Herron are finishing the game out. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 19, 12:51 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    9.47 (78th)
  • Reggie Bush officially active Week 7
    Reggie Bush (ankle) is officially active for the Lions' Week 7 game against the Saints.

    Advice: There was never much doubt Bush would suit up against his former team. He is a solid FLEX play in standard formats, and is a great RB2 play in PPR formats. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 19, 8:46 am
     
    Doubtful
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
  • Jaguars give Shoelace Robinson start at RB
    Denard "Shoelace" Robinson is the Jaguars' starting tailback in Week 7 against the Browns.

    Advice: They're giving Robinson the nod over rookie Storm Johnson, who struggled last week against the Titans. Robinson has more versatility, but hasn't been effective as a rusher this season. (No Jaguars RBs have been.) Jacksonville's Week 7 inactives are RB Toby Gerhart, WR Mike Brown, DB Jeremy Harris, OLs Josh Wells and Tyler Shatley, LB Jeremiah George, and WR Tavarres King. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 19, 8:35 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.09 (105th)
  • Juwan Thompson (knee) listed as probable
    Broncos RB Juwan Thompson (knee) is probable for Sunday night's Week 7 game against the 49ers.

    Advice: Thompson didn't have any setbacks with his knee injury. He had nine touches for 39 yards as Ronnie Hillman's backup last week. Thompson should remain the No. 2 back, with C.J. Anderson third in line for carries. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 18, 6:03 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.83 (2395th)
  • Shonn Greene officially ruled out for Week 7
    Shonn Greene (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 7.

    Advice: Greene did not practice this week. Bishop Sankey will continue to be the lead back, while Dexter McCluster and Leon Washington will mix in as well. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 18, 11:02 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.15 (2522nd)
  • Charles Sims hoping to practice next week
    Bucs RB Charles Sims (ankle) has not resumed practicing yet.

    Advice: Sims, who is on IR with a designation to return, was eligible to resume practicing this week. He hopes he gets clearance to get some work in next week as the Bucs come out of their bye with an eye on Week 10 for his NFL debut. Bucs reporter Pat Yasinskas says the Bucs coaches "seemed infatuated with his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield" prior to the injury. With Doug Martin underperforming badly and Bobby Rainey a mediocre talent, Sims is at least worth putting on watch lists. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 17, 9:58 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2287th)
  • Marcel Reece (quad) listed as questionable
    Marcel Reece (quad) is questionable for Week 7.

    Advice: Reece was also listed as questionable last week, but ended up being active. He returned to practice Friday, and is on track to play against the Cardinals. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 17, 1:46 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    2.96 (2531st)
  • Reggie Bush listed as probable
    Reggie Bush (ankle) returned to a full practice Friday and is listed as probable for Week 7 against the Saints.

    Advice: Bush is thankful the Lions made the decision to hold him out last week. "It helped a lot," Bush said Friday. "It helped me rest my ankle and prepare for this week. I think we made the smart decision by not playing last game and risking further injury and just given myself a week to get back healthy." Rotoworld.com
    Oct 17, 1:02 pm
     
    Doubtful
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
  • Donald Brown still not medically cleared
    Chargers RB Donald Brown (concussion) still hasn't been medically cleared.

    Advice: He didn't practice again Friday and won't play against the Chiefs, keeping Branden Oliver entrenched as San Diego's every-down back. It's now been 12 days since Brown suffered his concussion. He's taking unusually long to recover. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 17, 11:01 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2350th)
  • Shonn Greene misses practice again Friday
    Shonn Greene (hamstring, doubtful) missed practice again Friday.

    Advice: Despite officially being listed as "doubtful" for the second straight week, he will not play against the Redskins. Bishop Sankey will continue to handle lead back work with Dexter McCluster and Leon Washington mixing in. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 17, 10:12 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.15 (2522nd)
  • Toby Gerhart (foot) not practicing again Fri.
    Toby Gerhart (foot) remained sidelined at Friday's practice and will not play in Week 7.

    Advice: He missed every practice this week and appears extremely doubtful to suit up against the Browns. Denard Robinson and Storm Johnson will handle the Week 7 load, but neither is more than a weak RB3 option even in the tasty matchup with the Browns missing DLs Phil Taylor, Desmond Bryant, and Armonty Bryant. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 17, 8:51 am
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    1.51 (2590th)
  • Patriots to 'keep going with' Jonas Gray
    Coach Bill Belichick said the Patriots will "keep going with" Jonas Gray and see how he seizes the opportunity.

    Advice: Gray is officially ahead of Brandon Bolden on the depth chart, as if Thursday night's usage didn't confirm it. It didn't mean a whole lot, as Gray saw just two touches compared to one for Bolden. But we'd expect Gray's role to grow as the "big back" complement to Shane Vereen, who handled 17 touches against the Jets. Gray may never be fantasy-useful, but he could see 8-10 weekly carries. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 17, 7:34 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.87 (236th)
  • Jonas Gray rushes twice in Patriots debut
    Jonas Gray rushed twice for eight yards in New England's Week 7 win over the Jets.

    Advice: Promoted from the practice squad on Thursday, Gray was surprisingly active over James White. He was No. 2 on the depth chart behind Shane Vereen, but it obviously didn't mean much as he touched the ball only two times. Gray is just as likely to be inactive in Week 8 as he is to stay ahead of White and Brandon Bolden. He's not worth the hassle in re-draft leagues for the time being. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 16, 9:48 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.87 (236th)
  • Bilal Powell injures foot against Patriots
    Bilal Powell suffered a foot injury in New York's Week 7 loss to the Patriots.

    Advice: Powell went down in the second half, and did not return. He had two touches for 19 yards before departing, and took two snaps out of the wild cat. One was a rush, the other a handoff to Chris Johnson. The Jets' No. 3 running back has touched the ball just 17 times this season. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 16, 9:34 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    1.16 (2603rd)
  • Chris Johnson totals 80 yards in Foxboro
    Chris Johnson rushed 13 times for 61 yards in New York's Week 7 loss to the Patriots, adding two catches for an additional 19 yards.

    Advice: Both the touches and yards were Johnson's most since Week 1. It was a game-plan specific outcome, as the Jets were committed to running the ball down New England's throat. CJ?K still got-touched 25-15 by Chris Ivory, and out-gained 125-80. Johnson will remain a middling FLEX play for Week 8, as the Jets will be doing battle with the Bills' elite run defense. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 16, 9:02 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.62 (1752nd)
  • Shane Vereen catches two touchdowns vs. Jets
    Operating as the Patriots' clear lead back, Shane Vereen rushed 12 times for 47 yards in New England's Week 7 win over the Jets, adding five catches for 71 yards and two touchdowns.

    Advice: Vereen's 17 touches were 14 more than Jonas Gray and Brandon Bolden combined. He notched a four-yard rush on New England's first play from scrimmage, and got free for a 49-yard touchdown reception just three plays later. Vereen streaked down the sideline, schooling Antonio Allen to get himself wide open. Vereen's second score was a three-yard grab where he ran circles around Jets LB Demario Davis in the end zone. Most encouragingly, it was Vereen, and not New England's "big back" duo, who was called on to help kill the clock in the fourth quarter. As we've learned the hard way from coach Bill Belichick, there's no way to count on that kind of usage going forward, but Vereen will be a top 15-16 option for Week 8 when the Pats host the Bears. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 16, 8:51 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    13.41 (29th)
  • Report: Greene (hamstring) out for Week 7
    ESPN's Adam Caplan reports Shonn Greene (hamstring) will miss Week 7.

    Advice: This became self-evident after Greene missed his second-consecutive practice on Thursday. Bishop Sankey will get the start against the Redskins, and serve as a solid FLEX option. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 16, 4:45 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.15 (2522nd)
  • Ben Tate practicing through finger injury
    Ben Tate is on the Week 7 injury report with a finger issue, but practicing in full.

    Advice: He'll be ready to rock against the Jaguars. Averaging 23.5 carries since returning from his knee injury, Tate is a low-end RB1. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 16, 2:57 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    15.01 (18th)
  • Pats promote RB Jonas Gray to 53-man roster
    Patriots promoted RB Jonas Gray from the practice squad.

    Advice: OG Chris Barker has also been promoted. A third-year undrafted free agent out of Notre Dame, Gray will be No. 3 in the Patriots' "big back" rotation behind Brandon Bolden and James White, but it's not outside the realm of possibility that he'll get an opportunity to establish the "hot hand." He's worth a flier in 14-team leagues if you're absolutely bereft of options at running back. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 16, 12:29 pm
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.87 (236th)
  • Reggie Bush (ankle) practicing again Thursday
    Reggie Bush (ankle) practiced for the second straight day Thursday.

    Advice: Bush remained "limited," but is fully on track to return for Sunday's game against the Saints. Bush's Friday status will be key, but owners can pencil him in as their FLEX option. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 16, 11:47 am
     
    Doubtful
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
  • Shonn Greene (hamstring) still not practicing
    Shonn Greene (hamstring) remained out of Titans practice Thursday.

    Advice: Greene is going to miss Week 7, giving rookie Bishop Sankey another week to work on locking down No. 1 duties. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 16, 11:35 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.15 (2522nd)
  • Don Brown (concussion) still not practicing
    Donald Brown (concussion) has yet to resume practicing.

    Advice: Brown appears all but certain to miss his second-straight game, leaving the Bolts' backfield to Branden Oliver. Locked into a monster workload for Week 7, Oliver is a legit RB1. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 16, 11:32 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2350th)
  • Toby Gerhart (foot) not practicing Thursday
    Toby Gerhart (foot) remained sidelined Thursday.

    Advice: Gerhart is looking extremely unlikely to return for Week 7, leaving Storm Johnson to lead the Jaguars' three-man committee. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 16, 10:57 am
     
    Probable
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    1.51 (2590th)
  • Juwan Thompson returns to Broncos practice
    Broncos RB Juwan Thompson (knee) returned to practice on Thursday.

    Advice: It's the same pattern the Broncos followed last week. Thompson will be good to go as Ronnie Hillman's backup against the 49ers. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 16, 10:39 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    3.83 (2395th)
  • Payton won't say how carries will shake out
    When asked how running carries will be distributed Sunday, coach Sean Payton said, "we will kind of see how we handle that."

    Advice: Mark Ingram's return from a broken hand is obviously awful news for Khiry Robinson. Ingram was running at an elite level before his injury and it's not like he's coming off a knee or ankle issue. We expect him to hit the ground running as the primary big back, leaving Robinson for something like 6-8 touches against the Lions. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 16, 5:29 am
     
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2302nd)
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